KRIS KRINGLE IN COMMON CLAY
MODEL JY C. A. BEATY.
Aaww.- - -
(THE OLD LADY 5PEAK.3)
By JaiDPa Wfiitcomb Rily
Coiyi)ht by JimJWhitcomt Rilfy-
Lnst ChrlHtmnii a yar agt,
Snys I to Pwvtd, I nays I,
"We're goln' t morning Bt-rvlcp, o
Vou hltrh no rlsht awny; I'll try
To t'll thp glrln Ji s' hRt to do
Kit dinner. We'll be tie ti .)"
I didn't wnlt to hrnr whnt he
Would moro n like any back to ir.e,
Hut han'd the utabln door and 6pw
Hack to the rouee. Jca' plumb chilled
Cold! Wooh! how cold It wat! Mj
Oh! Kroat fly In', and the air, you know,
"To nliave a twin
and cut hla
And blow and
blow! and anow
W h e r 1 1 had
drifted 'long the
And 'croat the
J Christmas Carmen
John ercenkaf Ulhlttler
$onnd oc.r all waters, rucD out Tront
CIk chorus of cotces, (Ik clasping of
Sing hymns ttut were sung hy tin
stars of tU morn,
Sing songs or the angels when Jesus
With glad Jubilations
Brtng hope to m nations!
Che fcrk night is ending and dawn
Rise, hepe or the ages, arise, like
Jill speech now to music, ell hearts
teat as one!
Blow, bugles or battle, fix marches or
ast, west, north and south, let the
long quarrel cease:
Sing the song or great )oy that I!k
$mg er glory to (icd and or good win
h:rK, tolnlng In chorus
Che heavens bend o'er us;
Che drk night H ending and dawn
Rise, hope cr the ages, artst like
Jill speech riow to music, all hearts
beat as one!
FIRST CHRISTMAS TREE
j , ' mrr of Tbor.
"AS YE DID UNTO THEM"
o he died, and they aald unto him:
"It Is written hgainst you that you
hded not tho Burrow and tb want
o! them that wer, atrlcken In iioverty
and autTered In iUneaa and want"
And be aald:
Tbat la unTalr, for all my life long
I noted especially the aufleritig and
want of the poor, and not a I'nrlatmaa
ent by that I did not aay over and
over tbat 1 waa aorry for them. No
ono rae them mora aympathy than I
no onu showed more coinmlaeratlon
lor them. Why. lots of tlmea I
thought of them on cold winter
i.tahiM. and aaid to my frlcnda tbat It
waa too bad they bad to endure pri-
That la correct." they aald unto
Km. "Hut It la written that you did I bla ai rvice.
n;l inatirUllie )our aynipatliy you
KMtiply ayinpalblaed In wurda, and
word am uot eatm. nor are ther
worn, nor ara they burned In atovea."
So he waa abahed, aud atintd atleut
(or a apace. .Then he aaid inei kly:
"Aud I muitt not ronm In!"
Aa to that, tiny ill 'I nut atiawer, W
(hey ald as'Hn unto lum:
"All lho (hat ynu vrnpttiU.'d
lth am here, and now th y will aym
tathU wtlh you."
Mlbuf l NaablL
Ha Hard Ward.
Mia Wuu.l' r - ! aujN.dy iT
l.a.l I'bi laliiiaa -C'"' In
I urn r
Mr Wuuler -tih, t lha aditof
aut th-4 (-ri:frea4M baa Ua.
than thoae which
have come down
to ua, half hlHtory
and hiilf-myth, out
of the foresta and
anowa of northern
Kuropc, where the
and prevail en
en the crlHta came
at OiristmiiB, whirh buppened to cor
reaH)nd with the Yuletide featival, at
the time of tiie winter sulatlce.
Lonpff How has uaed one of theae
atones in "King Olaf a Chrlatmaa."
Another. In whirl) reul n-liKloua fer
vor and moral herolam play a purt, la
tho atory of the lirat Chrlatmua tree.
There atutida at AHeiibergen. In
northern Germany a atatue erected In
1811 In honor of Baint lloniface; and
the phice of the atatue Ih aaid to be
the altrf of the lirat Christian church
In norta Germany.
lloniface. who must not be confuaed
with any of the nine popea who bore
the name, waa a llrlton by birth, and
hia name waa Wynfrlth. iJeclinlng
high ecclealaatical honor, he chose to
be a mltalonary to the rude trlbea or
the German forests. Of theae tribea
Tacltua tells uh; and we kiiow that
they were implucable In war and
bloody In their worship, but that
among their virtuea was a marked
purity of private life and love of
' Kach year theso people sacrificed
to their goda. One of their holieat
shrlnea wae a great oak at Geiamar.
There they gathered at midnight at
the winter solxtlce. and offered a fair
lud aa a sacrifice to call back the re
Tbua they were aaaembled at the
Yuletide In the year 724. Aa the mid
night approached, an old priest raised
the hammer to alrlke down the cnna
when lloniface Interposed a strong
rm and an eager word. He told them
of a child who waa born aeven bull
dred years before, and how he allow
ed to men that they neeil oner no
more bloody sacrifices. He told them
of the love of God and the beauty of
The stern men beard and
believed. I rged by tne neroic mis
sionary, they hewed down the dark
thunderoak. the scene of so many
The legend says that when the tree
fell. It left a young Br growing be
tween the shattered branrhes, and un
broken by their fall lumirare told
them to lake that Iree to their ban
nuetlng hall; to aerve Cod with Joy
and ftastlig; and to take fur their
Yule tree lliia one. with roots un
stained with blood, and with ever
green foliage for a symbol of Immor
tality. If part of the stry Is myth. It U not
II mwh, and It l surely a bautl'ul
ay of eii'lululng one of the ninkt
bemitirul uf t )n:UliS CUJlM.
v"!h a Conipaiiuiu.
Jea" swi-p' clean to the gravel, so
The goln' waa as bad fer alelghs
As "t aa fer wagons and both ways,
Twixt anowdrirta and the bare
Jpb' wnndered we got through alive;
I hain't saw nothln', fore er sence,
'At bent It anywherea, 1 know
Lat Chriatmaa was a year ago.
And Imvid aald, as we set out.
'At ChriHtmae aervlres waa bout
As cold and wuthleaa kind o' love
To offer up aa he know of;
And aa fer him, he railly thought
'At the Good Itein' up above
Would think more of us as he
A-Ktayiug' home on airh a dny.
And thankln' of him thatawayl
And Jawed on, in an undertone,
'flout leavln' l.iile and Jane alone
There on the place, and me not there
To ovemee 'em and p'pare
The atuffln' fer the turkey and
The sans and all, you understand.
I've alius managed David by
Jea' savin' nothing. That was why
He'a chaaed Llde's
beau a w a y
Bbe'd alius take
up Kerry's side
When Duvld tack
led blin; and ao.
was a year
Er ruther, 'bout a
Duvld and I'erry'd
quurr'l d about
Some tom fool argyment, you know.
And pup told him to "Jea' git out
iv there and not to come no more.
And, when be went out, to shet the
And aa he passed the winder, we
white aa white cvuld be
v nut onhitcb bla boaa, and
v.r and loDe out o' sight.
Then Llde she come to me aud cried?
a nd I aald nothln was no neea
And ylt, you know, that man Jes' got
HlKht out o" there's ef be d be n shot.
'.....n.,' ha mint ao and feed
n-k. .&.ok .r aomDin'. Then I tried
To git the pore gal pacified.
Ituf rittln' back to where waa we?
(ih vea! whore David lectered me
Ail way 10 mm
In', high and
was a year ago:
Fer all the awful
cold there waa
A fair attendance
The crowd waa
stoves, you see
Thaw in' tbelr
K.f t 'ailn't bn'n fer the old squire
Glvtii' his seat to ua, aa In
We stomped, a fairly perinlUn',
And David could 'a' got no Dre,
He'd JeV 'a' U round ihera la bis
And aiu!re, aa I waa trytn' to ylt
Make roi fer him, aays, "No; lbs
la, I ot le !t us auil ill .
'lthout no preachln'. Jea' l
Trial fer life can't be deferred!"
And out he put! All way through
The sermont and a long one, too
I couldn't help
but think o'
And lis changed
'roind so, and
ad nil re
Ills gentle ways,
to give his warm
flench up, nnd
have to face the
And when I no
ticed David, he
Waa needin" Jnb-
bin' 1 thoupht best
To kind o' fort o' let him rest:
'I'enred lili he eli p' ao peacefully!
Ajid when I thought o' home, and how
And what the gyrla was doin' now,
And kind o" prayed, 'way In my breast.
And breaded awny a tear er two
As Dnvld waked, and church was
Hy time we d "how dyed" round and
llumla with the neighbors, nmat 'a'
A half hour longer: ever' one
A-sayln' "Chrlatmas gift!" afore
David it me ao we got none!
Hut Dnvld warmed up, more and
And got so J'ikey like, aud had
Ilia sperlts up. and '(cured fo gled.
whispered to him, " 'Hpese you ant
A pnnee of 'em come and cat
Their dinners with us. (iyrlss got
A full nnd plenty fer th lot
And all their kin!" Ho Dnvld passed
The ltivlt round snd ever' seat
In ever' wagon bed and li lh
Was Je' picked, as we rode away,
The young folks, mild er ao along,
A utrlkln' up a alelghln'-song,
Tel David laughed and yelled, you
And jea' whlrped up and sent the
And gravel flvlti' thick and fast
1-uHt ChrtRtmaa was a year ago.
W'y, that-air seven mild Jant we
Jes' seven mild scant from church to
It didn't 'pear, that day, to be
Much furder railly 'n' 'bout three!
Hut I was purty squenniif-h by
The time home hove In sight ami I
See two vehlckles
All to myse'f. And
David he sobered,
and say a he,
"Hain't that air
8iulre Hunch s
Ituggy," says be,
"and cla) bank
Says I, "Lea git
out the cold
Vour computy'a nigh 'bout froie! He
?aya I. "Ifa no odds whose you Jes"
Drive to the bouse and let ua out,
'Cause we "re Jea' freezin', nigh
Well, David awung up to the door.
And out we piled And first I heerd
Jane's voice, then Lldo'a I thought
I reached that gyrl I'd Jes' die shore;
And when 1 reached her. wouldat
Much If I bad, I was so (lad,
A-klsrln' her through my green Tell.
Ai.d jes' excttin' ber so bad.
'At she broke down herself and Jane
She cried and we all bugged again.
And David? David jea' turned pale
Looked at the gyrla, and then at me,
Then at the open
Is old 8 q u i r
Ha rich there?"
The old Squire
The doorway, with
a sneakiu' grin.
"Is Kerry Audera
In there too?"
Says David, II m-
. borlu' all through,
As Llde and me both grabbed him.
Kerry ati-Dpcd out and waved his
And says, "Yes. Kap." And David )ea
Siooui'd and klaaed Llde. and says, "I
Yer mother's much to blame aa you.
Kf she kin reek him, I kin tool"
The dluuer we bad then baln't no
lilt better n the one today
'At well have fer rin. Hear soiae
A Jlnglln' now. David, fer me,
I wirti you'd Ji s' go out and see
I f they're lu slkht ylt. It J'' does
Me good to think, lu Utiles like Ibeee,
1 .1 J.i done ao Well. And David, lies
More Irac'abler'a what be waa
l..t Ibr'alluaS S a )rrar
'te.1' LVf v . . ? $
WHF.N Mistletoe blows.
There's a hopo in my heart!
For haply who Knows?
I may catch her apart
When Mistletoe blows.
There's a hope In my heart!
OF ALL IH
The Kan You can talk about baae-
ball. fonlball and basketball, but the
ratatleloe game la the bet of alL
Christmas Plum Pudding.
The Chrlatmaa plum puJUIng la de
scended from the plum porridge and
la a time-honored dleh at every
Chrlatmaa feast. To be properly
made, each person In all the house
hold must atir It before It la boiled
and the mlatreee of the house must
sdd the spices "with her own fair
hand." and so she favor fortune for
a year. If ana la an American ana
mlies ber pudding In an ancient china
bowl, stirring It with aa ancient a
spoon, whose handle ta adorned with
au old English crest, so much the bet
ter, for In the new land she is help
ing to keep alive the customs that
made old England merrie.
The pudding ahould be boiled In a
well floured cloth "alt hours upon the
day of mixing, six hours upon the day
of eating, and the steam should not
ceaae to arlae from the pot while the
pudding I within it"
Mistletoe and the Druid.
The custom of decorating strategic
point In the household with sprigs of
mistletoe at Chrlatmaa date far back
to the time of the Druid, who held
the little plant in great veueration.
At the approach of thru winter fesll
val. I Iks i f It wre placed abote the
doois of their bonnes to ser as talis
mans and sign to the S)lvsi dllle
thai alialter ud comfort awailvl thorn
I'rrsenl day CuMnm relating la n.!
tieiue rurrut th evolution, ot U-
J06 Dri tlaotkmJ 20.000
507 -St. Atfrtf I 10,000
2mtof in krnl
7?0Of. A'.n .Wmc-. m ktU
S00 CWweafia rfi"W F iww
y I 'of Lm III. a Horn.
I Oft! WtuhtHttltr AfJ-nf nnrmlrj
1 pimtmt of W"" tt lh-
1066lVJt om tht Convutrot cimmtj
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I 90 HkkarJ lb Ijnm Hrail fuj
1417 Sir A-An 0.rf iumtj
I42$Tn ml ( 0.mms a
I492Ctluml,t,t ttii0. 5dfWe Man.
1572CarArml Wtlm. hmJtrJ h
Caiy'$ Inn mtlt, throw
turn mtn fne pntan.
1620 Pile" kill Jing fin! km at
1642 Sir laat Ntwhm lorn.
1644 Ckriifmat krt oW ky
1647Chnttinf nUnUam pnhMuJ
659 Control Com of Mommhumttt
piormlitt crlmOmlimn on pon-
1720 William CoUlm, pott, torn,
1 77 i Too A m Norn Yon ooM
1775 AmolJ onJ Slonltomonj at
SMge of Quokot.
1776 lVoohintton mJ tho DoU-
man s oltak T union.
1777 Woohir,iton't mrmo otatooj al
it' ailog forgo.
I78S Shan't lolollitn olmrtaJ In
ISi7-ZacL.ro Taylor JtfootoJ Stmt-
nolo mat Big Wotor Lota
1843 Col. Doninhom mnj Amarkan
KWauriMis JtfoatoJ Hon-
tarn mnjot la, W 4
Loon at BtaMiro.
ItilUtmrg of CsagraM In mint
IS60CoUol Chrutmao In EngtonJ.
1664 Union fltot onJ army ollnxJfJ
tort Honor, oul wlMiM,
1866 Yachl HenrtoUm onJtJ octam
rm.0 from At Yon m
1868 ProoiJtnl Johmon koaaJpraJ
mtaiion of gtmtal and am
l87lPorl$ In JUtroot Corman
mrmg mmmnJttaJ city
Just What He Meant.
"Your toy are very bruy, but 11
price are loo high," objected the eu
' Wtiy. look at that drum fur l
You eau't beat It al the price." pi
tested thl dealer.
'I believe that la what I luHinati
In Usf runaa," aaid lb cwsiumur.
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