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ST. JOHNS HERALD
1 9t. VUTQN KEVSPAfti UNION
I I have whatever he wanted,
KJt I but his father had forgot
ten something. When Mr.
Wilson was a boy himself
he had often lingered by
the baker's wondow on his
way to school and resolved
that when he had become
a man and had made his fortune
he would buy out the baker and
have all the pie he wanted; but
now, with all his money and all
his manhood he had lost his taste for
pie and could pass the baker's shop
without noticing the tempting display.
Mr. Wilson had forgotten that.
It was plain that he had forgotten
It, for he had taken John Junior down
to the great store on Pearl street and
bad told him that he could have for
his Christmas celebration anything or
everything that he saw there, and,
when his son had looked things over
rather carelessly without wanting any
thing, he had been surprised. The fact
was, however, that Junior, like his
father, had already had too much to
desire anything further. Junior had
never known what it Is to be hungry
without supply. He had never even
had to cry for things. He had lived
under an outpouring cornucopia from
his first gold spoon all the way on,
without the joy of making a cart out
of two wheels, an axle and a board,
or a henhouse with the remains of a
variety of old packing boxes. So that
It was very difficult, indeed, to devise
a new sensation for young Wilson or
kindle a new desire.
With the posturing group of enter
tainers performing on the snow-covered
lawn before the house, however,
It was different. They struck atti
tudes, formed figures, chased each
other about, and gave their whole pro
gram of tableau with an eye on the
following collection and under the in
spiration of the hope that It would be
a large one. They'd never outgrown a
wish or known the full satisfaction of
one, their appetites were always keen,
Lingered by the Baker's Window.
and their enjoyment of their small
portion of fortune's favors was great
er than all the fun that John Wilson
and his son together could get out
The entertainment did bring one
new thing Into the rich monotony of
:he Wilson household, however that
of giving a Christmas party to some
who would appreciate It and of thus
obtaining a new experience for them
selves. The tableau performers were the"
first to receive invitations, and they
were authorized to each invite five of
their friends, so that the company
that gathered at the Wilson party was
a large, as well as a motley one. The
selection of the presents had given
Junior a sudden and new interest and
pleasure at the big store, for the
choosing of gifts for others was a
novelty to him, and anticipation oi
their happy surprises had filled his
mind with gladness. It was with
real welcome and a hearty handshake
that he greeted his guests.
At first the company was rathei
overwhelmed by. the splendors of the
Wilson house. Its rich furnishings
and dazzling lights made such con
trasts that the boys and girls felt oui
of place and conspicuous. But aftei
the unwinding of the cobweb, the
strands of which led each one to a
hidden gift, and when the games had
made them forgetful of themselves,
the Joy of it all got Into their feet and
made them dance, the delight of ii
all made them sing, and they gathered
about the big Christmas tree thai
beamed and twinkled In a corner ol
the parlor with an eager expectancs
that made Junior a very happy Santa
Claus, as he distributed his favors.
Then, when the table had been cleared
of its dainty refreshments, the leadei
said that they wanted to give some
A Little Girl Responded.
indoor tableaux for their hosts before
So he called first for Madame Mel
ba, and a little girl responded with
all the aplomb of a prima donna.
Then Signor Caruso assumed a kingly
attitude and looked upon the assembly
with as much as he could assume of
dignity. He was followed by Sir Har
ry Lauder, who added to his posture a
verse of "It's Nice to Get Up in the
Morning." This seemed to suggest
the Idea of going to bed first, and
there was whispering about return
ing home, but one of the guests said
they must have a song from San
ta Claus before they went. This
rather alarmed Junior at first, but he
rose to It-with a line or two from "Old
King Cole Was a Merry Old Soul,"
which satisfied the demand. Then
they all joined hands in a ring and
sang the Christmas carol; "Away In a
Manger," and so ended the Wilson
As the happy shouts lingered on
the Christmas wind the Wilson family
presented a tableau themselves. Mr.
Wilson stood by the window, looking
after the departing children. Junior
seemed arrested In the act of giving
away the Joy of the Christmas tree,
while his mother paused by the table
that gleamed with silver, seeming to
feel again a forgotten gladness. The
party left such an Imprint upon the
Wilsons' hearts that they have never
since tried to have a Christmas to
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prejudiced in your favor and h
she'll cherish your photograph 'jjj
nnd tell vou it doesn't reallv f
quite do you justice. So have fj)
it taken and give it to her for j
Christmas. The camera has x
stood many a shock and will b
doubtless stand many more to
MYTHS OF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON
ttnong Some of Peasantry of France
Is Belief That Bread Remains
Fresh Ten Years.
IEGENDS and myths without
number have become asso
ciated with the celebration
of Christmas. Among some
of the peasantry of France
!s a strong belief that loaves of bread
Daked at Christmas will remain fresh
for ten years. It is also believed by
jome of the simple folk that during
the whole of the Christmas holidays a
portion of bread should be left on the
fable day and night because the Holy
ttother may come to share It For
tome reason not to be explained, there
Is a superstition among some French
peasant wives that no bread must be
aked between Christmas day and the
Feast of the Circumcision, because an
Infraction of this rule will bring dis
lster on the household.
There Is a-peasant belief of agelong
itandlng that If the cattle on the farm
e given drink Immediately after the.
midnight mass of Christmas their
health will continue good throughout
the year. Another belief is that If seed
of wheat be wrapped In a tablecloth
which has been used for Christmas
dinner, a profitable harvest will be
Insured. Another strange belief is that
a cold bath taken on Christmas day
will protect the bather against fevers
and toothache throughout the year.
If your marshmallows get a little
stale before using up, try making
marshmaliow fudge. Put two cups
granulated sugar and one cup milk in
a saucepan and let the mixture come
to a boil. Add one square and a half
chocolate, grated, and two tablespoon
fuls butter. Cook about ten minutes,
then remove from the fire and beat
until the fudge gets rather stiff, but
not so stiff that it will not pour easily.
Break marshmallows into several
pieces, place-in "the bottom, of a dish
and, pour the fudge over them, i
Say "Bayer" and Insistl
Unless you see the name "Bayer" on
package or on tablets you are not get
ting the genuine Bayer product pre
scribed by physicians over twenty-two
years and proved safe by millions for
. Neuralgia Pain, Pain
Accept "Bayer Tablets of Aspirin"
only. Each unbroken package contains
proper directions. Handy boxes of
twelve tablets cost few cents. Drug
gists also sell bottles of 24 and 100.
Asperln is the trade mark of Bayer
Manufacture of Monoaceticacidester of
"He used to give thousands to his
party's campaign chest. Now he thinks
he's done his duty if he hands over
"He ran for office and got 200 votes
out of a total of 25,000 counted. A man
in his position is apt to think a con
tribution to his party is a poor investment."
Important to Mothers
"Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTOMA, that famous old remedy
for infants and children, and see that it
In Use for Over 30 Years.
Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria
Mrs. Goodbody always spoke to poor
men in the streets and did her best to
"And how long," she said to one of
them, "were you a prisoner?"
"Seven years, ma'am,' he answered.
"But the war didn't last seven
years," said the old lady "in astonish
ment. "Ah!" said the tramp. "But who
was talking about the war?"
If You Need a Medicine
You Should Have the Best
Have you ever stopped to reason why
it is that eo many products that are ex
tensively advertised, all at once drop out
of sight and are soon forgotten? The
reason is plain the article did not fulfill
the promises of the manufacturer. This
applies more particularly to a medicine.
A medicinal preparation that has real
curative value almost sells itself, as like
an endless chain system the remedy is
recommended by those who have been
benefited to those who are in need of it.
A prominent druggist says, "Take for
example Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, a
preparation I have sold for many years
and never hesitate to recommend, for in
almost every case it shows excellent re
sults, as many of my customers testify.
No other kidney remedy has eo large a
According to sworn statements and
verified testimony of thousands who have
used the preparation, the success of Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp-Rooti is due to the fact,
so many people claim, that it fulfills al
most every wish in overcoming kidney,
liver and bladder ailments, corrects uri
nary troubles and neutralizes the uric acid
which causes rheumatism.
You may receive a sample bottle of
Swamp-Root by parcel post. Address Dr.
Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y., and
enclose ten cents; also mention this paper.
Large and medium size bottles for sale at
all drug stores. Advertisement.
Proving the Proverb.
" 'Distance lends enchantment to the
view,'-some poet says."
"That's right. At any rate, it's easier
to admire a girl when she's well off."
Boston Evening Transcript
Freshen a Heavy Skin
With the antiseptic, fascinating Cutl
cura Talcum Powder, an exquisitely
scented, economical face, skin, baby
and dusting powder and perfume.
Renders other perfumes superfluous.
One of the Cntlcura Toilet Trio (Soap,
Ointment, Talcum). Advertisement.
Not Wholly Unsuccessful.
"Did her marriage come up to her
expectations?" "No, but it justified
the fears of her friends."
Many a man's phenomenal success is
a surprise to himself.
Gained 30 Lbs.
"Tanlac fixed me up so I gained
thirty pounds. I have never seen or
heard of such a wonderful medicine
in all the sixty-six years of my life,"
declared William Magee, well-known
retired contractor, 8840 Lafayette
Ave., St Louis, Mo.
"About two years ago I had a severe
bladder trouble that left me in an
awfully run-down condition. My ap
petite went back on me and my stom
ach got so weak I- could not eat and
digest enough to give me any strength.
I also had the worst sort of pains
across the small of my back, and could
"I began picking up soon after I
started taking Tanlac, and now I have
a fine appetite, sleep like a log "and
that tired, worn-out feeling has all
left me. I could not do otherwise than
Tanlac is sold by all good druggists.
NOW HAVE GOATS AS PETS
Greenwich Village Girls Claim They
Find the Humble "Billies" Use
The real thing in the Greenwich vil
lage studio now is the billy goat. Those
who profess to know go so far as to
state that the village girls, when they
go out to show their smocks and
bobbed hair, won't carry a Peke or a
Pom, but will lead a goat. Those who
have them say they are easier to care
for than a dog, the upkeep not being
so heavy, due to a goat's digestion, and
that they are kind and companionable.
There are other advantages, that of
garbage disposal, even to cans, being
one. Then again, the owner of a goat,
particularly if the studio is small, will
never be lonesome. A little observation
from the Sixth or the Ninth avenue
elevated from Fourteenth street on
down will show that the goat is becom
ing more and more prevalent. New
York Correspondence in the Detroit
Business as Usual.
A subscriber to a Philadelphia pa
per three-quarters of a century ago In
dignantly accused Its editor with the
angry announcement: "I have stopped
your paper, sir I. have stopped your
paper!" , : "
"Indeed," the editor calmly replied;
"come with me and let us see about
When the two had reached the news
paper office 'and found everything going
on as usual, the editor assumed the
role of the indignant one: "My paper
stopped, sir? How could you utter such
Only those who have no worries can
afford to look worried.
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