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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 24, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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'round the. lighted Christmas tree to
give" and. b3tQcdve the gifts: that are
so important, a part bt-the; cejebra-
. It's. a-Bad;hoysehJ)ld Indeed,- where
father;pr ": brgtii? rr'missing on
Chrlstajksaa, -andV' a;-.sorrowful
houBehoid whereeipkness. p'r poverty
or Badness, dims' the,;brigbtness,and
gloiy of Christinas--, t
"Christinas m'ivEpgland' 4 u,tjme
of goodfeTlowship,.-day pn whictiall
offenses rare 'forgiyen and concilia1-
BfBhopy''Jt'fi ithe '-day we try, to.undeic-
stand-jthejtruermeaninffbf the angels'
message farther shepherds, at Bethle
hniPeace pn earth.'-gdoq; :will, io
meit-s?'.l r - ','.,
t A-nierry daya. d4y of. home.gath
erings, of;fainUy reunions" is Christr
mas-day in: Russia
peasants who live; in ihutJs.pn vthe
shbw&Qvefed "steppes'; .and. princes
who live-jit palaces in Pe&ograd and.
Mopow .celebrate ChTistmasln very
much: the". simewayrhey smghymhs.
of peace and !love;i,they,'light bon
fires vtpvpay- honor lb -("Christ, the
peace! giver?'' . ,..,.? '
On- the eve? ofl'ehristmas4-Svya-
tuie, or;. Holy eyeilng; It-is called-in.
nussia, tne peieprauuiv peguiSj uie
bonfires ate lighted j-sbps and &u'ghr
ters who have been .away from home
return for Christmas; neighbors
gather together arbund. the bonfires
lit in the .parks or streets, and; tliey
dance-and make merry- untu late m
children are
country of Belgium just before day
fight on Christmas ..day. !He rides' on
a.dbnkey the same kind-, of beast
that, the ChristTChild's mother rode,
info Bethlehem on, a Christmas. etC
many hundred years agQ. . "..
He carries, a great big pack "with
him and eyery child in,'Belghinvi&
sure that.gbod. pld Santa Claus.'and
his donkey win visit them.on. Christ
inas eye, -'
'' The Belgium -Santa Claus makes
ms- rounds, rather late because in
tibnk ceinentedy'' .says, an ghsbrtefelgium eyeryJamily.Utae .folks." as-
well as olderpeople, go to.church'at
jnignight tossing Christmasi carols
and songs praising-heaven for peace
and prosperity, tor, good he.alth and
other blessings which .are- theirs. ';.
i It was sajd.in Brussels-in the old
days that no one eyer weiit hungry
in thatcity on Christmas dayC iLittle
children go abput Vith,'basketsVof
food, feeding the beggars;.., at -eacii
church sbup is given to the.podr.and
many families show their; "good will'
toward men",-by taking opebrcmoip
begRars ihtdtheu-Jiome on Christmas
I day.'. . - .
p o-.
the. night.
. When all the little
asleep, good Saint Nicholas, ho Js
Santa' Claus to the Russians and
patron, saint , of- the;, Czar's country,
comes with his pack of 'toys, apti
gifts are. left at the hedside of every
A fine old gentleman with a snow
white beard, laughing -eyes an folly
r,ed face rides' up and bpwn the little
- - jyt&? .W
r -?.
She There, gdes Henri de Plooejr
who was a -yar aviator mEurop'e; He
haB fbughkseveral airduelsv
He (sizingrnp Himi)-r4vith air
guns, efr?. A '.'..', r

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