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THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1910.— THE JUNIOR CALL'
SOME NEW IDEAS FOR CHILDREN'S HOLIDAY PARTIES ALTHOUGH Mr. Santa Claus will figure as USual as tho principal Biiest at the children* holiday party, there may nlso be many other Interesting people not usually .seen nt parties. One of those remarkable guests may possibly be Mr. Noah, and perhaps Mrs. Noah nnd many of the ark animals will also be present. The, Snow Man may, on the other hand, be invited Instead of the Noah family, and perhaps the Snow Man may oven take the place of Mr. Santa himself as the principal guest. Thero^ire sure to be plenty of Christmas bolls present and any number of sleds loaded with Christmas holly. The plum pudding may Also have an invitation, and 1 the Jack Ilorner plo,' trimmed with holly or Christinus polnsettiu, is very Hkely to have a place of honor. THIS AHK FAMILY At moat Christmas holiday parties tho Christmas tree Is 'tin* renter of in terest, nnd now, since it has become such 'a gorgeous affair, glittering with, electric lights instead of tho old fash ioned candles and crowned with me chanical Christinas angels that sing a largo repertoire of holiday songs, one is almost afraid to suggest anything new In the way of trimming to share the honors of decorating the tree with ' these elaborate features. Nevertheless, +' the people from the ark Insist upon having a hearing, because they, arc very anxious to go on the tree this year. -The ark people are cut from paper, and when mounted on stiffer paper may be hung on the tree by little, -wire loops. It is lots of -fun' to, cut them out. and boys. and girls who want 'to help the real Mr. Santa Claus'by mak ing something .for the tree will find the ark people well worthy of consid eration. The paper comes all ready printed, with Noah, the ark and ; the animals all represented ,in tho. actual colors "in which they appeared after the flood. • , THK SANTA. CLAUS pnfi Then besides the ark and Its family there are paper bells to be cut out and very pleasing pictures of Santa, which, 'also come in long-sheets of paper, so that for "a small sum of money and a little time spent in cutting out and pasting- and fastening on the wire loops a great many pictures of Santa Claus, Christmas bella and ark folk may be procured for use on the tr^e. In addition to the tree Christmas and holiday week parties for children are usually provided with that delectable confection, a Jack Homer pie. This piece of pastry/,, has /taken on new charms this season and is now' more attractive than ever before. The pie ; proper' is at its best thia year in a most elaborate white pastry of mam-. moth proportions made of heaps of white snow and surmounted by a fine figure of ;Santa Claus.. This pie is made in a deep, round pan, ffietop of which is covered with a round piece of ' cardboard.. 1 Over, the cardboard is heaped a quantity of shredded white paper, and this is secured to the top of the pie by its ends only. Holly branches are placed on top of the pie, and the figure of Santa, stands in the midst of the holly branches. Within the pie are concealed innumerable gifts for the small guests, which are, attached to narrow red or green ribbons. , '. : *\u25a0; The pie, a most decorative aflfair, is made in similar fashion and covered, with scarlet paper shirred around the sides and gathered into a full ruching in 'the middle. From this center huge branches of poinsettiJtvrlse and extend over the pie. The poinsettlas are made of paper and the stems are wound with green, : . ' It is a secret, but perhaps you won't tell if you are permitted to share it, . that the Snow Man himself quite belies, his Icy exterior, for he has one of the warmest hearts in the world. The fact is that this apparently cold person is nothing in the world but a Jack Ilorner pie in disguise. Beneath the arctic crust that forms his outward seeming he has deep, deep pockets full of., charming gifts for the children who are to be the guests of some fasci nating Christmas party. You wouldn't think to look at his coal black eyes and his coal black buttons, which glisten in an almost terrifying man ner, that the man was capable of a bit of feeling, but the secret of the Snow Man will tench us never to judge any body hastily, for as we explore his In terior and discover the rich gifts that he bears we will be forced to admit, that he is both kindly and generous. The Snow Man Is made on a wire foun dation or one of cardboard. His clothes are all white and hi* features are marked In black or indicated with Jet buttons. The ark itself also appears, bearing •gifts for the children's party. The ark rests on a firm foundation made by a pan covered with paper, in which the gifts are concealed. The paper Id fulled around the top and finished with a puff around tho edge of the pan. Ulbbona extend from the interior of the pun, where they are fastened around tlte individual gifts to the places of the guests. The ark is poised on the top of the covered pan. It is made of cardboard covered with the ark paper, and, as seen in the picture, the dove of peace, which haa been cut from tin- paper and then pasted on a stiff cardboard back, is poised on the roof of the ark. When the ark is' used for' the. Jack Homer, pie at a party the individuals in the ark and the animals, are backed with cardboard and used f or . place cards for the guests or they are pasted to the front of boxes, which are filled with sweetmeats and placed at each person's ! place for favors. Thore is a glittering Christmas star which is, apt to shine forthat the chil dren's party and hold out promises of good .things for the guests. • One wouldn't naturally expect much from a star excepting beauty and light fo shine . brightly, lon our,' holiday paths. But this Christmas star is unusually useful as well as beautiful, for if all the guests of the party seize'the shin ing ribbons, which depend from it, something very pleasant Is sure to happen. The star is not .flat, as stars usually are, but/although one may not notice the fact at first glance, it is in reality quite thick through' and back of its five glittering points are con ADDITIONAL COMPOSITIONS THE MAN OF DESTINY PAUL A. LAVOIE 2T31 Folnoni Street/ St. reter's Sebool, Kißhtli <Jrmle. Age 14 Year* The first part of the nineteenth cen tury tells us the. history of a man rather than of a continent. France was the center of Europe and Napoleon the center of France. His form of mili tary genius lifted him from the lowest to the- highest place among mankind, and he was respected, feared and hated in the eyes of all nations. He was in a full sense the man of destiny, and Europe was his prey. No, man dare question his word, for the French army was u.t his call and the nation lay at his feet, not in fear, but In admiration. June 18, ISIS, was the crucial day in Napoleon's career. The day on which his power was to full, never to rise again. The beginning of the struggle at Waterloo was largely In fiivor of Napoleon. The detachment which should have been close on the heels of the Prussians failed to appear and the weary French were left to -face the Prussians without support. At the end the French army broke and fled in disastrous rout. Napoleon, pale and confused, was led by Soult from the battle tleld. What a great nation France would be if tills battle had been the reverse, for all the nations of Europe would have then been under his control, as he had already conquered most of them. This also would have made France the greatest country In the world, with Napoleon as emperor. WOULD BE A MONARCH PEARL QUINN Sevi-mli Ci-mlf, H<Mil<'in I'ubllc School, Af?(* l.'t Venn* We will suppose Napoleon had won the battle. Well, if Napoleon had won lie would be the monarch of Europe. The effect it would have on French history would be ,t\ie existence of a monarchy instead of a republic. Maybe North America would also be a monarchy. The whole world would be a great deal different. All of Europe would be- under the control of France. coaled a whole collection of .amusing Christmas souvenirs, which are to be had when the ribbons are pulled. The star is a brilliant creation covered with frosted paper that sparkles in the light like the snow when it has frozen. Then one mustn't forget the Christ mas plum pudding. It. really, seems that .this must .have been the original Christmas pie, and, that the nursery rhyme people made a mistake when they called it a pie instead of a pud ding, or perhaps they were . mean enough: to deprive the pudding of due credit in telling their tale because pie is an easier word to rhyme with. Any how, Christmas plum puddings are sure to contain plams, Which pies may or may not do so, and Jack Homer: is quite as likely — if not a good deal more likely— to have pulled that 1 well known plum of his out of a pudding as out of a pie. 'The Christmas pudding which will appear 1 at the children's party is # a large round -pudding, full to the brim Also all the world/would bevFrench. But to our joy. Napoleon did not . win the battle of Waterloo. , : •\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0; : \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0.\u25a0.,' \u25a0 ' \u25a0f" NAPOLEON CLARENCE WALBRIDGE 3250 Twenty-first .Street. Franklin Gnumur School, A .Slitli (<rndc. Age 11 Venn» : \u25a0 • What I think 'would have happened if Napoleon had defeated the duke of Wellington is that he would have be come emperor of all' Europe. .". 1 think that if he had defeated the iron duko tho French people would have flocked to the tricolor. He was a wonderful general, even greater than Wellington. I think that ho would have con quered Europe, and eveii. England; that if Napoleon had conquered, Europe, I believe he would have tried to conquer Abla and .think he wwuld have suc ceeded. His generals were a great help to him. Some of them were very able men, too. Marshal Ney was one of the ablest. He would have tried to conquer the world. FRENCH HISTORY COM PARED WITH THAT OF OLDEN ROME ALBERT BRYANT •I2H Tblrty-Hlxth Street, Oakland. l»led mout School, fUishtU Grade. Age II If the battle of Waterloo had ended with Napoleon the victor, England would not have been where it iv now. All Europe would gradually! have" been conquered by Napoleon, and would have be«n merged Into on« big France. Hut Napoleon would not have been sutjaned. He would have tried to get more. lie would have fought and conquered moro nations, but ua "the last straw will break the camera back," all the coun try In time would have rebelled — even his own people. The history of Prance could then be compared with that of olden Italy. A rise in mighty strength to go down with a crush ut last. No man, bad or good, to him with, can help being greedy when once started. Thut ia why we have burglars and holdups nowadays. A robber most always begins with some petty stoal- —if a pudding has a brim— of the richest possible ': plums. .The,' exterior of the' pudding presents a . mottledi dark appearance, very indicative of riches within. The best, of it all is that, this* pudding will not make any body ill; no, not! even the little girl who Is always .having to take pepper mint after, pie. The party guests will all have hold of one .of the pudding strings, and- out -will comerthe, plums, which; .are t " charming, little "Christmas toys of; many kinds, alPdone up.ln the most '•\u25a0 fascinating cases,' boxes and wrapping's. \u25a0'.". . -.'\u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 - . \u25a0' .. .-• .;':'\u25a0'..'.'!':s tiy[[s • There are lots \u25a0< of \ Ch ristmas : favors, too,' for .'the •children's holiday -party; s"brne of them in the' form of little; fig ures' of Santxi Claus, little" sleds, "snow balls," Christmas baskets, tiny chim neys," miniature snow men: and: Chris tmas bells,' and all these • can be - made by. clover boys and; girls who- want to entertain their friends during 'the. holi day week, and it hey j will riot take very, much time from play nor la great deal of money.';^v:: . \u25a0-. . Ing.. When a boy- steals an' apple, .lie, next tinie. will .try two. apples,' until lie; sees how easy It. is. Then he tries. to get money. Then he does too much, and the people will not' stand for it. The same with France. ' " \u25a0 'France would have won the battle of: Waterloo, then. Its, army increasing, it would -have \u0084tried, tried again •\u25a0-•and -won a larger; battle. '\u25a0/.Then, as; I said, 1 : Napo leon would havo gone too fast, \u25a0 The peoplevwould not have stood for lt,\and who would? They would have clubbed together and made on* final battle of it. . \u25a0" ' ; d : '\u25a0' \u25a0 " :.:,:'\u25a0:'\u25a0•\u25a0:''' .; \u0084'\u25a0' France would have grained possession of Europe,' but would soon have lost it, like Rome did-. in the days of Julius Caesar. • ' \u25a0 ' / -'"'. That Is my Idea of what would have happened if" that world-famous'-battle had been won by Napoleon. FRENCH ARE PROGRESSIVE Hurry I). Ilamhty Jr., P. O. libs 103, I.oh da ton Crnmmar School, Akc 12. I think if Napoleon had won the battle of Waterloo French history would tell us" that the French army hud later conquered England and other countries,. Perhaps all Europe- would have people speaking French as the universal language instead of having different, nations and languages. Or maybe the whole, world would now be one vast French republic, as the French people were not content to be ruled by an emperor or a king. Tho French are very progressive, and Napoleon wuh a very great' general. Perhaps the world would be better tmiity liiul. Napoleon won that great buttle, an«l then there would be very llttlo .need of warships or standing armies. This la tho aim of all nations that send delegates tr> The Hague peace congress, where French is the olnolal language. Men like Lafayette and Maximilian would have been sent to distant countries in North and South America and elsewhere by Napoleon and the l>?»t laws would govern the people through the French rule, and all history since the battle of Water loo would bo mostly of these people. The histor.r of. flying machines is very much a story of the Frenchmen. 3