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'J 'ch, !on 'hri, ..- eve, w 't be. .tran j ! n1t'. ,
int th r :o.tan hu b" ,of . v.eir , in the touwns, the
h-coi "· f th othe venerabl e o nmarkhet
ifty yrs,' ago,w, out in lights blazing on the
ti, ,s n, tphe rin, l f thw, wit gabll'd houses.
"tt ,with r the spulatp of centuries, thi.n idea tof th
ipe:ctsful ( rlrman ('hristmas was correct. lint of one of the
burghers of ol;il terlin, returning from making his ('hrist
mas purchases on a'hristmas eve. were to be transplant,'d
into the roaring hub of empire which his liaupstadt nas
baconie, the good man would probably expire on the spot
Fifty years ago, when PIerlin was a dirty, unpre
tentious, provincial town, with ill-lighted, ill paved
t-treets, with a population renowned even in those days
for its surly manners and uncouthness, and with the iron
hand of militarism unchecked over it all, the Christmas
festival was the tranquil celebration of which one has
read. In the Lustgarten, before the castle, a Christmas
fair was annually established which the king and royal
family used to visit to buy jumping jacks and ginger
bread for the palace Christmas trees, like any other Ger
man family. The Lustgarten fair has passed away, the
king of Prussia has become German emperor, Berlin has
developed into a fair and beautiful city, and all that re
mains of the Christmas of once upon a time is the spirit
-indeed, a precious inheritance. That still holds su.
premd sway, and rests concealed in the branches of the
myriads of Christmas trees which rich and poor alike set
up in their homes on the eve of the feast.
Otherwise the old German simplicity has vanished.
In the house of the rich merchant electric lights take the
IP wla UUUof tu WC sau cdlea
place of the "Christ candles,"
and the motor car or the
steam yacht which he gives
his son as a Chrlitmas pres
&ent can fnd no place under
the Christmas tree, as did the
woolen comforter, the hand
ful of gingerbread, or the
new skates in the day of his
lather. Caruso or Destinn on
the gramophone take the
place of the Christmas hymns
which used to be sung as an
set of pious reverence to the
*'Tannenbaum." or perhaps
even, horribile dicta, the tree
will be fastened to a clock
work contrivance which, on
being wound up, revolves to
a tune Jangled out by a
musical box. The bulging
one-storled shops with ginger
bread and gilt angels stuck
in their diamond-paned win
dow fronts have vanished,
and their places are taken by
stores built on the same style
of palataial magnificence as
across the Atlantic. From the
beginning of December till the feast they devote a con
siderable portion of their space to Christmas bazars.
where one imagines one's self transported to Toyland.
* There are tremendous set pieces with electric trams, air
ships and railway trains careering about amid wonderful
.f papier mache mountain scenery ravishing visions; of fair
doll-women and army corps on army corps of the most
gallant tin soldiers that ever manned a fort. The air is
rent with an ear-splitting cacophony of noise emitted by
mechanical toys, and the atmosphere reeks with the smell
of shavings and glue, that peculiar pungent odor of the
toy shop which brings back to the old fogies the mysteri
ous delights of the birthday table.
On Christmas eve every German must have his
Christmas tree. When one passes through the streets
on a wet Christmas eve--tbe sparkling frost and snowy
mantle of the feuilletonist rarely put in an appearance
before January-one has the curious feeling of being in
the midst of 60,000,000 of people all engaged in doing the
same thing. One can imagine the traveler, looking on the
thousands of Mohammedans laboriously threading their
way across the desert of Mecca to win the title of Hadji,
regarding the scene with similar emotions. For when I
say every German, it is literally true. The streets of
Berlin are deserted, save for the cars and omnibuses and
cabs, and an occasional policeman, and from behind the
blinds of the windows the candles on the Christmas trees,
throwing out their little beams into the darkness of the
night, as did the star to the shepherds nearly two thou
COULDN'T STAND THE OUTLAY
Wombat's Personal Appearance Did
Not Count Under the Existing
"Excuse me, Wombat." said the
well-dressed one, "but personal frend
ship prompts me to speak."
"What is it. old chap?"
" fear that. unless you improve
your personal appearance. you may
lose your job"
"I hope not."
Reform Costume for Women.
A conservative correspondent of the
Sun suggests this costume as a proper
one for women who wish to signify
their disapproval of the extravagant
and immoral modes of the day: Plain
drab costume disguising the figure:
black, sober hat with white spots; no
jewelry; pair of spectacles, a Mother
Gamp umbrella, warm woolen stock
ings. thick shoes with very low heels.
It would certainly be well worth
while to watch the effect t the ap
gepsaaoe d this costume an Isth ave
j a h pips 8rooks
H. never falling splendor.
Oh. never silent song!
Still keep the green earth
Still keep the gray earth
Still keep the brave earth
Of deeds that shall be done,
While children's lives come
Like sunbeams frown, the sun!
Oh, angels, sweet and splendid.
Throng In our hearts and sing
The wonders which attended
The coming of the Kins.
"You need a new hat"
"You need a new suit"
"You need shoes. Man alive, your
feet are on the ground!"
"Quite true." admitted Wombat.
with a sigh.
"Then take this week's salary and
"Can't squander any money on my
self, old man. My wife is worse off
than 1 am."
"Dear me! How is that'"
nue-or better, on Broadway, between
Twenty-eighth street and Forty-eighth
street, at 8 p. m. The wearer would
receive a real ovation.-From "The
Ofmce Window" in the New York Mail
"I feel pretty good today," said
Jones to his wife. "I saved a man
from lifelong misery."
"How was that?"
"My assistant wants to get married
and asked for a raise. But I wouldn't
give it to' hi."
ci dimini t ul i o trirll
it he! -m li·r.t I n'; - itr' m t l\.' - . t, ! , h: ' ! " "I ' 1. i
itwo ri ou te la[tt1r :ti' fao rd i. i propo.':tn
:ll .ti trlsy. \\The w;iol e nu;, r.I , r aI ,, ,rt u in , sti r.t
nhal of the new palace at i o 1 sda,. h.re t.he kisr al
'ways sprtinds Christmas, and the various gits, bout
which the rame secrecy is obsI r i , ash in the families of
fLr,st(, for ti t, i' LLpl" r ," ;iv " ':, ":1!ý. i1 "r tr,. #s
iI d inini -:,*i,' .; LiIl for itie 1i.11;! . tt : thtir ii. 'll!iL!.rs If
the bourI. or lare dilsposd at the foot of, hieach ,. rate
tone' dlIL ii'"- , the \iv'vs . hf h tlL Irt !1LLrrh i1 -(l1!- Ali ,
two gre. Iut fore the impelal familyrod celbrats tl; "eastn
thelly tin tres. Te whole flilndr are lset Li rung." orh li
presall entaf the ionew palace t Pothe mmbhere the kaimper al
ys spnds Christmas, and the various gifts, footmenbout
whOnich the same secrecy is observed as in the families of
the bourgeois, are disposed at the foot of each new separate
itree. ibut before the imperial family celebrates the feast.
the emperor aa kin word or a cordial grethe for tcherung all, nor
prdoesentaton of gifts to the members of the imperial
household. valets-de-chambre, personal attendants, lack
eys, and footmen.
On the afternoon of Christmas eve the organized semperor, ac
companied by an adjutant whose pockets are stuffed with
newly-minted five, three, and two mark pieces, takes the
traditional walk through the park of the new palace and
distributes money to the beggars who rally in great force.
He has a kind word or a cordial greeting for them all, nor
does he forget the guard at the gates of the palace.
HELPING SANTA CLAUS.
Within a few years there have been organized several
associations whose purpose it is to assist parents, especi
ally mothers, in the proper development of their children.
Some of these associatiu;ns
look to physical development.
others to mental and moral.
and still others to both. In
a little book prepared by an
association of the last named
class. the writer recently
found this statement: "Par
ents are as much responsible
for the selfishness of :heir
children as the.y ar. for their
existence." This rather em
phatic statement lea to quite
a discussion of the matter
with the mother of sev,-ral
children, who told the w'riter
that she had been engaged
ever since her first born in
combatting selfishness and
developing generous impulses
in her children. In relating
her experiences she told this
"At this season of the year
my children got into the habit
of expressing their desires
for particular Christmas gifts.
I did not tell them that if
they would be good boys and
girls they would receive these gifts, rather tried to im
press upon them the idea that if they did not ask tor
more than they should receive, that is, were not selfish.
they might get them. With this admonition I coupled
the idea that Santa Claus needed help, especially in reach
Ing the poor, the sick and the unfortunate. I told my
children to help Santa Claus all they could, and every
year they have managed to discover some poor child or
some sick or unfortunate boy or girl for whom they have
provided gifts. In thus helping Santa Claus they have
found so much pleasure that they have quite forgotten
their own desires beyond the mere expression of them.
They have at least curbed their selfishness, and I think
that I have led them to be generous to some extent."
In this woman's experience lies more of practical
value than can be found in all the books that can be pub
lished by all the associations in christendom. She got at
the root of the whole matter, and she applied the proper
remedy-a remedy that did not directly curb, that did
not punish, but effected by indirection the very result
that she wished to bring about. How many parents are
today treating the selfishness of their children in the
same way? How many need to treat their children in the
same way? And how many can easily begin even now by
encouraging their children to help Santa Claus?
My ideal Christmas: Home, the country, snow. holly.
a Christmas tree, carols and kind faces and fond hearts
about you.-Mrs. Brown-Potter.
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"She needs a new feather in her
Milk for Gloves.
A simple and effective way to clean
kid gloves is to draw them on the
hands and go over them with a clean
cloth dipped in skim milk. Wear them
until quite dry. Or moisten a small
sponge or piece of cloth in skim milk.
rub it on a cake of castile soap and
with this sponge the gloves until they
are quite clean. Wear until they are
Getting at the Facts.
A witness in a partieular case had
been examined by the lawyer for the
plaintiff and was turned over to the
lawyer for cross-examination.
"Now, then, Mr. Smith," began the
legal one, "what did I understand you
to say that your occupation is?'
"1 am a piano finisher." answered
"Yes. I see." persisted the lawyer.
"but you must be more definite. Do
you polish them, or do you movr
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tetetr on ty hands so badly that I
could hardly do anything. It would
begin to come in clear white blisters,
then they would burst and peel off all
over and crack and bleed. My hands
were so sore and itched so badly that I
could not rest day or night. I could
not put them in water nor do my reg
"I tried medicine and several differ
ent kinds of cream on them but they
got worse instead of better. Nothing
did me any good until I tried Cuticura
Soap and Ointment. And now my,
hands are perfectly well and all right."
(Signed) Miss Ellen Tudor, Nov. 19,l
Cuticura Soap and Ointment sold
throughout the world. Sample of each
free,with 32-p. Skin Book. Address post
card "Cuticura, Dept. L, Boston."-Adv.
Miss Gladys Havenscroft, the new
golf champion, was talking in Wil
mington about the royal game's diff
"When I began to play," she said, "I
had a crusty old Scot for caddie. Af
ter I had worked very hard for some
months I asked this crusty old Scot
" 'Well Saunders, how am I getting
r "Saunders answered gruffly:
"'Yer no makin' a fool o' yersel', but
ye'll never be a gowfer.'"
I Missed the Flood Story.
Sir William Treloar recently told a
story of a servant who was once em
ployed at his Cripples' dome at Alton,
says the Tatler. One day during lunch
time there was a heavy downfall of
rain, and Sir VWilliam said to the little
'"maid who was waiting at table, "Why,
Lizzie, it is almost like the Flood."
"'The Flood, Sir William?" said the
girl. "Yes, the Flood. Noah, you
know and Mount Ararat." "I never
have no time to look at the papers,"'
Sshe replied apologetically.
Importnt Itll Mether
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for
d infants and children, and me that it
r In Use For Over 80t
e Children Cry for Fletcher's Caustoria
n Training Down Daddy.
. Ethel-I declare. Elsie, how well
.k your father looks. He belongs to that
downtown business men's gymnasium,
io ,lo",'t h,'7
b- Elsie--Not daddy. Dad's more up-to
. - il,.t. Mother and we girls
r talked him into joinilng Miss Martin's
id abu clat.-'s, and the improvement
it has been simply wonderful.
e Causes Further Talk.
Because so many people are telling their
experience with Hunt's Lightning Oil for
Headaches, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, etc.,
others are led to give it a trial, and are
. convinced immediately of its merit as a
t pain killer. Are you yet to be convinced?
Ask the druggist. Adv.
Bad for Dentlsts.
r "How are those two young men who
went into partnership as dentists get
"Rather badly. Somehow they don't
i seem to pull together."
COLDS & LaGRIPPE
m 5 or 6 doses 666 will break any ease
11 of Chills & PFver, Colds & LaGOrippe;
k. it acts on the jliver better than Cad
d mel and does not gripe or sticksn.
y Price 25c.-Adv.
Accounting for It.
"How very stiff those new people
"Yes; they made their money in
he Too many of our coming men are
unablo to atch up with their great
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I, vsWo MhuL~w S 1Mweb. mN 6VsU." MIa hb Van VIe-fenesSo Oua t Co.. Memphis, Tena. Price $io00
COMBINED TO DO NOTHING!
Southern Statesman Tells God Stry
of Two Drk es Who ,e2t at
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I \ased. I, t h, did o.
Too Long to Wait.
Cit• J, ohn ,,orse I.ogers, the Omah
Hard aid: est.
lt is too ~ arly yet for the t, ,' ret . .'
cent fare. The trolley r"oads stand t
.1rd the three-cent fare as old 2:bsa
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".olde stood tow-ard the bautiful t:pe -
t lwasn 't obsa olde'it it age that
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1t), a tt ili 1y to I'' .
ish her till death, but she shook her
Il,,head. She didn't tell hid so.he was too
Too Long to Wait.
At tlhe Aini-ri.an Electric Hail way
assot iatiol1's (clon nt4l1 ion in Atlantie
ity. Blaohn medorst ogers, te Omah
Iy, but is to ubtfarly yt for the three
cent fare. The trolley roads stand to
ward the three-cent fare as old Gobsa
Golde stood toward the beautiful type
writer kinds of unpleasant medigirl.
tret wasn't Gobsa irchiolde's age that
lost him the beautiful girls hand as
obsa swore he would love and his gooer
tish her till dath, but she shook her
head. She didn't tell him he was too
old, though. No, indeed. She told him
he was too young!"
Blamed It on Medicine.
Seasickness affects people different
ly, but it is doubtful If many accept it
In the spirit manifested by a certain
small sinner who, by reason of his
poor health, had been subjected to
various kinds of unpleasant medical
the reatment. Fairchild was taken out
Sfor an ocean sail, with direful conse
quences. He kept silence as long as
e he could, but at last even his good
nature revolted Between paroxysms
he angrily addressed his mother.
"I told you never, never again to
give me medicine without telling me
about it. I'd lots rather know when
I'm gtong to be sick"lst muh tickets
His Sensible AtHoptude.
A little yo' comEnglish' to pra'r meeuhn' to
night, Bred' Dinger?" inquired old
"Well-uh, no, sah; I reggin not," was
r "sut birds build tho de minstrel show
-dear," got was gently suggested. "They
won't lay eggs in nests they haven'taven."
built."Den, if dat's de case, sah, I'm sho'sap
Sgwcried tonight, whilsant muh ticket'sild.
Had One Hope.
nA "Savlittle whEnglish lad, much Thmpressed
by his nature reading, built an awas
Saddr nesst in a Y. M.tall tree and confided
S"Saveut birds build their own nests,ed
dear. RocI t w as g ently suggested. "The
won'tyears will paseggs swiftly. Then, whaven't
you find yourself well on, you'll be disap-lso
Spointurself well od."."
r"Perhaps not: how about cd.ckoos"
' Misave woodrich-en hear young."r husbandThe
is add gressing at lover of the esthetic.ng n
SMr. NuRockefellerh-O with a smile. "The
Sone every time he gets his tooth whenull
efind you-stanford Chaparral.
'o MI want a good hearticle on nettles.band
is a great hlover of the esthetic.y sold
some very ctme hep things today.oth pull
He--They evidently sold you.
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