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For the Birds
Mr. and Mrs. Song Sparrow. the
Misses Flicker, Cock Robin, Miss Jen
nie Wren, Sir Woodpecker and other
members of the feathered Four Iun
dred who were lured by warm days it
beginning of one winter into stopping
with us, only to find thenselves sadly
hit later by the high cost of living.
were thrown into a clutter of exein
maent by cards Issuel by MiIss 1,uif1
Laidlaw of Sands i'oiut. N. Y.. tI :I
birds' Christmas tree :,irt .
It Was held in the liirl iaine n:try Yonc
the Laidlaw place, itwar the coninulsh
ous hone built for bird teln:it 4 in 2
sheltering elin there. The r u::
the finest ever.
For days little M1iss L.ouise w:is hfui2s
in the pauses of her lessons, .irinin
The Birds' Christmas Tree.
cranberries, popcorn, nuts and other
dainties heioved of birds. S rings of
red sk inne1d iiplples, 4-u1t into tiny p1ecs
Conl ventienI for birds I jiei'k :t, were
a ptromitlnent feinI ine' tt I he decoria inn:,
and so were bacon rinds an ti 1ums of
suet, whllt are good to leep wtarinth
in the little bite1's witn I lin''etl eeps
under their feathered ''ats.
Miss Lotiise, w1ho spent i: :"t l h
timea in the country, sItied Ii' ways
of the birIs n11141 their likings. :1nl h'Ie'
I . i h:t tIhey :f1r :1 s. ifonIgly it tprfer
ed ly iriht coloredl lhinigs is rn''e'hil
id:ren. 'that is why till- tree wa na:h
hrety with guy tit ant laCrri.
'!'here was1 :1 lhirge ai<tiitivt e, niuld
no hird' were turned4 awa:y. no mtterl ,
Iii 'j1 02 Iueli'~i't, I 22 iiflI Spliitd
how2': 2shabby 'e liir itso I lisre in b. I
ti-ir reineIl: ioti'. Tu. ilsterin liit h.
I' 1, l i 'h ,parrows alt nj2:2l;o o i i'l
the rest. allh22,1im') h l iried to bully
the' ilwrs2 u. itorts Irneb flir Crtowl
was penittf.itt~ totc liit am b 1it. 'O'i~
Thade Spa21ig1n an'ta lasv.
In 1:2 minu,1 hiser ita ths n'ilSan'ta
('iast :.s ee fl thte ithe king, not
who' (2iis lth fo rveyort o :i ft s. lleii i s f'f
arlwy reprsentanl tis alr oceden
In t he ttri arug of the rang tinnsrs. n
foun to h ae in'''l 'Vpa il I r-ed
in all . itee ofIthe 1pphay, t he fcil
drn Ilsei ae thir goodte ndi boos'ot Ila
one onyiis entt ' (If ea 1Cthe Im-ola
noy.(l tos. lnithem lle ith gnift in
01)- Winor iar . I t s tin 'fueltas, itte
the oloticityerywhere lh stockneritr
adv~taig ty iti h tter tata rwhip
owelke i bhent a reenyt diecovery.
0( n Uldi 111o1 reais fay the rceiorn
ofv ei rhesanetra fne poltetis
favrst ngvf them weietahay, of
orcrsfrSanta Claus'ht os
Drutitem Fon Dhabye of Yor te.
cartfully blediu arneentoor doed.
ine the (rning ofytrane thant tis
fesntivl hich omurrrTthe nitr
salturemntd op y the oofodec
ndvhas been ddeo the se's an
fl ortherin toe therngf familyh had1
nestioly and drawin clobrch In gah
te baends ofsketdre dihearand woid
te wcarere ande earecpntcsorow out
the olaet cofntnull toperking to
asataloty and lthen back that whlile
ot preserves t(1oheandvidfualty fothe
one life a shnoee widmay etbeulean-r
e'n me r~edyl fo the ecet'n
nav or amon thet rallyngiloae ofth
rivedfom ther toy gow yontha hi
nect~9ions and dawingte clsriga
"A Visit From
W HAT is the best known poem in
the world? Not Gray's "le
gy," nor "The Song of the
Shirt," nor "The Raven," but "The
tNight Before Christmas." The author
is not so well known as his poem.
Ono recent Christmas the ane of
Clement Clarke Moore was honored as
never before. Above his grave in the
chapel of Holy Trinity cemetery, New
York, the choir boys sang carols on the
night before Christmas, and a service
of light was held. This beautiful cere
monial starts with a procession of
torchbearers whose torches are kindled
from the leader's flame, aud as the line
winds through the graveyard the fire
is passed back from one to aunother in
til the lights grow in ntumber tinl lls
pei the surrounding darkness.
The father. of Clement Clarke M'ore
was once the bishop of New York.
"The Night Before Christntls" was
published originally without the au
thor's knowledge in the Troy S-ntinel
two lays before ('Ihrist nm1s, 123.
Moore had written it the preceding
Christmas just for the delight of hb
own children, but its iclretlationi slip
ped beyond the family circle, and an
unknown friend sent it for I)iliention.
The Sentinel readers paid no attention
to it, and it passed without comment
until seven years later, when the saie
paper reprinted it. The secnd rec'ep
tion was very different from the flrst.
"A Visit From St. Nicholas," as it was
then entitled, was copied broadcast
and its nthot'r awoke to find his work,
if not himiself, famous.
Although ('lement Clarke Moore was
educated for tho ministry. he never
took orders. For the greater part of
his life he was identified with the New
York General Theological seminary,
being professor of Bibical l'eirnin
and Greek and Iter of orint al la n
Clement Moore's fa mlily life had ma))ny
sorrows. Ilis wife did at the early
age of thirty-five, ani the two little
'daughters. for whom he wrote "The
Night lH''fore Christinas." both Ilied in
their chbhod11411 . Ili, son and name
sake lived to the age of sixty-eight and
Is hurled in the family plot.
When "The Night Before Christmas
was first published in the 'Troy Senti
nel the editor wrote:
"We (1o not know to whom we are
indebted for the following description
ITh "Sric1f Ligt.
ab ou viti ng I t e firesid es of , ti h ap
coda Igons iniap7yuns
ntrnTo he "Seevnge and rimht." th
of ilt plues of 10 hi'drn w hle r,
theatomely bot: h1idsg an flas4ssi il
lood w'itll toward them,'li pageokenof goem
warmesit w'ish that ti''lhey may Ih havp
imny Ia merry4' w l C 'histm ; that1 the311
tmays lng fromai theiri beurtfu relii
hveh colie tegir flvor~k fr fit
pFueiet and orateral)4love)i api wili o
theyfi gmaylbe assurned, ia thels al
lyed Itoa te caniis 414 furns" them."(11
Pile ilp oishoI lress. 14 lsis,
Chrilet is litma y S aong.
OhilY Chisetma CisI ahappy ttie
Why enl huma iln theirt bautfe eit
for th umnohte home bredisoys
Anuchderive theiwrl floro bril
ieyand fhrsteral s loemn timcl
ths maweassore torie the wleta
Thoed that tmhan funiw knoe."
But hotiaonea CrSomang. m
We hppneard aergh
Aor all he rld locok brht!or
Mu alona Christmasth tiear
--M. K. Uaddiler,
BY N.Vil. . A..\ !: I
ttlonSit!]) 'CO Loose front (luck
.,m i na: tin ammned. Phit forn of Sin
t ni ('ron led with1 Woutided, .MostI
?4f Whom ioere Wonen. l-yes -illed
n 1111 tats of (/:nss. Fotur Dile on
0o$1IIII. Ike. 7.--A report that a na
vaI ziagazine b1ew 1up preeipitating the
!lalifax disaster and that the body of
a (cirnthall was found near the naga
zine Was brought to this city tonight
by E'. J. ; oldberg, a merchant of \ew
York, who was in the first party of
refugees to reach here tronm the shat
Goldberi.g did not vouch lo Ih.' re
orl. lit I id the informat ion was .iv
:: Itim !y a1 iailroad olielal wIlo said
1.41 U 11r11 a n tu ler of tile mu1nie
Orntne l of Ilalifax.
'"A dini. toi this story. when Iie
noexpl4oded ships inl the
l ivcinit y uit loose the'
1., 41 h err"iedi out into the
i!. In Ithe lieot was1: a h:"avil:
1)i111n i141 i tn ie nier. I)uriian Ilite
Just a Few of t
\li a Iw ' lilen i i 4ljjlih. No.
Zuits. worib $1.t. oni
II) 141 4I .1 g'ilt S il, "1
I ." 1 .00, l y .2 . l, l m . '. . . .
f~ ~~o \liws Iia' h,1"li- ih t 1'a tw
b-rWit ..a....a. Shc.
Lehadlie nd .. i.s.
\Inss \\ll Iin.s. 1. ..
\'hite Iitet. 8 1-2 ii
\\'hi, 100, $1.25 h$1..0 .
*R\sed' Crhteos .8
lisYour P~i ackes .
for safety she was raiied
:lyta rei at aer and blew up.
;'.dhcrg was on a train bound flo
Jt .ohu to lialifax.
\'e were eight miles out 1 lilifax
::1I twenty ininnute late,", Said Gold
Iherg. "when there wan a slight explo
sion and then a terrible one. 'The
train camne to a sudden sltop. Almost
imm0(ediately the car began to rock and
the glass began to break.
"The engineer of the trahi said he
thoaght the gas tank in Halifax had
exploded. We proceededly slowly and
when we got to Afrieville the train
e. inn to a stop. We got out and were
hor ilied at the Hight we saw.
"The platforn of the railroad station
w,' euroecd w -iwune peopl-"
mom1: of them child ren. .\lanly of the
ch1ild1ren were groping about. T'hey
1('111(1 lot see. Th'ir' eyes wir filled
w h hit.; of gla s. l noticel. too. that
mos1t of the chibdren were 1i e h'
lihe n'eck. 11 seemed jus;t as if akceen
ed:: ed knife had F!atshed aic~h lilt1l"
trunt. W\"e lool :.'out 2..11 II the iI
ittred alloard the I rain and ("(ae I hI them
wha I Ied iI a d W1" could. The fithis
he Myriads of Usefi
"HIM," for "HER
v. 50c I -jk "\I 4IP"OsI'i
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.85c l" t -M e'nti -
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. .$.25c I' leni ily
'i~ 4.00ilh hlist', \
. . $.75c - I1)I k elic
. . $.350 (lll......
k . $.005c111 11Iu*
. .$1.50 (:IlaI','i1ta l
20 0 2 I )lkerlihiefs
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.t .$300 s IIn 11ker1hiIs
n1(1 $2.00 to... .
o:,e I tr-eated Waus a little girl. I1er
ycs W're 1llled with glass. I got the
l out, iut ::he could not. see. She
Wasbind!. The glass had o~ut into
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