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The Christ-Child 11 i v.orlU hae v.hi! led or. Itl ttl wn .' nl bp toon hundred yean, llnce Ifuthleuem a bam. wlto :nr;.' .Vi.'jU octue Hi- ! Kllll SUtURI RhtWC ': : . WtHT Thai on tlrat Mini - ! Kffi Cmvo the butnhlc vlllaffi inK. Hy the ttudMftf) nil ." ml wise Hft lbs i 'i.h kodfl . Tli.- omwned Magi uad Che mother booti ol w moi IwodS Make- thai. KarUw hoty ground, togiog angdh r now. Mx.u Ui" HMntfOI'i tie"' vh tktdft light tiiiui i brow TtiM IIiIom f i baotre" This is simply to call your attention u (he place where you can find what you may want lor a I1UOU Ui) X I Christmas Present As Usual it Isttt the (I Re nal Dm House woodVoox story, nevei ! Thrill, on the wakened lieari Who led o to- His UiotvvcBl! I'.'W Who walked fuom moo apart V.valc-, today, fn jhi ' Bti air., rii" song that never Heat fitod out that gliUering ahn The ecahM dropped from, nun ywi IPor Cod's dear It" i' potent now m wii ti IUm reign began; rio chanting oi seraph baad Hbamcs trestle boart f man Here, in Hii midst, tin- Heavonlj Dove He iks an ntei oal roal ; . -nding from His throne n-liovi;-in hide within each breast. Wake! Hotter Nature!, sleeping long ! 'niii nil Hi.' thralli if .-tii-'. ,lt to t!) choiring angels' song. 0 ud lot the White Dove tint by tin- g,-. . t "i vanished bate, ;. all iii love today! Ijtt up your 'irows with hearts wlate, ,".i inert Him in ouv wiy Itiehard Henry Suvav OF : B. O. W03D; 4 0 i ill: CUm SI MAS TREE and white peace offerings to the shining goddess of the heavens. The Hindoo Parijata ;i.ud Kalpavrishslia visited all the objects of the desires of szd and mortals, and so, too, did the Iranian Harvisptoklim, "tin; tree of all the seeds." At cremation ceremonies in Buddhist Slam a framework representing a tree, to which ' blrtl' ot tbe 8siv,tr' KlviD il a" ;,re til lim-u.-nwl n,t.i,o1ta.. mblelnatlc turn ' referring to Deo. 10th, lf-'.)w. I Oear Oil Santa Clm What i I want fT Xmns: A wagon and I a cap and n wheel-burrow and I n pair of glove. I am 7 yearn old, Waltbh RoiiUi Vonroe 'ity. Mo. ' Catharine street. Dear Santa i have tried to ! be a good girl. I rocli my lit tle brother to sleep and am lota : of lie!. 1 nin four years old and brother ; two. I Want yon to Urin ine a doll cradle and a set of dishes and for Joea bring 'him a wagon and n rattle bo and some candy and bananas. Good iii e, Bbrnk LtTTLK MoNROii City. Dec. 10, lUH Dear Old Santa Claus What 1 1 want lor XmaH is a silk band j kerchief and a toilet l)OX. I am I ten years old. Prom da Uohu. 1 Dkau Santa Claua Care of Democuat, Please brlnu me a nalr of skates and a sure "nttff gun" ; (an air ritle.) Santa On US don't you think I am big enough for a gun'r Ph ase iii! l.wlh my stockings with nuts and candy. Your little friend. Claude Westfa ll. Dec. it, lstK uuii pear (i,j Santa - I am a little onl, . , , , r . . about a knlfauni- oy leu years o.t .urn i go u I school. Our teachers uame is ! green things as they could find; j ;Mlls.' uopUig i van w Kmut, i and tlu Cllirlatlnno ndmited the ! will close. same method to celebrate the t ... ' 1 ' i . , : I 1 ' ' ' i : ' .I 11 IIVII, .(111. aining money and lottery tick- . ... . ... , T . , f , jutttifyinu it from Isaiah ;;: 18 ets, occupies a prominent place r . , . e T , , ., . .. 1 .. "The glory of Lebanon shall und after the rites these ? ., I Cowe unio voce, ioe nr iree, vne here did tin- Citristmas tree originate? Tills h a question that doubtless would pvnszle wj')-,t people to answer It taint to rs from Knglatid, and M ih prelty ivelj settled that it I was taken lhir frnm i or the custom of sett inn-up a ' sanctuary." lire hung with gifts at Yule i 1 Upper India the sea venger j rpha uoHy, or holy tree, is caste carry m processions, in called Christ's thorn in Ger bonor of their god Zaltlr, . bam-: m ftH Sc.-rTid'mavia. from its "fruits," which are called 'dear- apltruk," are scrambled for by pine tre and the box together to beautify the place of my From your liul- fviend, Vtnotu Mav Tuouas. To Santa C'l.'.us; Do not forget my mil.. ai.fai. ....a ..... litii.. 1...1 ..(!.' . it. My littlo sistei' wants some oandy antl a i lull anil hik iiiHh and a llttk) a I) : book ami .sume oranges and ba nanas. My little brothel' wnuu some candy and a rattler and a eur don. From your liulu friend. JlOBStB MADDOS. tide was by no means universal MJ Britain until alter the mar riage of Queen Victoria to a German prince. But m ior to this there was a Hurt of Christmas tree in Eng land. The - Wassail bob." a holly OT other ever- that eau't write, Hbe wants a doll too bunch of greens on a pole, decked with ribbons and Ikiirtir with , .m !,.-... 13 I ... tl.n ......1.1 nr. M....,i;, ..1 antl apples, and sometimes bear- . ,7 c c ,. . . . and a tahle and;uishe and some can hlg a pair l dol Is, was carried ' a,eraP119 of Syna; ,ul loW dies and nuts. about m Yorkshire at C'irlst- aUowf ffreat tre' 1,,;idc'1 wUh I Aaanc KawHunr. ,...i,. . -... i a , goats, sheep, garments and gold bchhham, mo. mS IK ti- r'' And and silver objects which Sere Do"'Kow ' nntil IHBO the "besant was es- , , . ,. , c, wants a buggy and a tab le. a dress, rorted by a jwocesslon with mo-.' '."Y,LU w,u" ' UUK' ! pair of ihs, sona stooklngi, candy 1 ;l:li1 nuts, a i l,.i,,I. mwl n. .1..1I Your friend, Basaun Wakkfield. sic at Blraftesbury It being a HWU tree-shaped framework cover-; Conventional, or "made-up" r.l with ribbons. Bowers tttMj trees are pictured on Babylon! peacock feathers on which were an cylludera, and one ot the hung jewels, coins and other Wllntfua1 1)'imis translated by articles of value, loaned by the Prof' Sayce describes how the i uice or ine i ree (or wnicn littU these pictured trees were un doubtedly symbols) is tiie cen- Dear Santa Claus: I wa.it a air yuu. nuts and candy. Kmmkt Kkithi.ky. Dear DKMOCBAT and Santa Claus. Through your'klndnesi I want to send Santa a letter and i think he will he tiirc to get It Mil time, I want a lied, a watull. a knife, a harn and a lot ,r tral spot of the earth, while its . nu(a ftnd can ly and 1 will try and he fruits- -obviously the stars -are 1 good all next year. Now t bope you of brilliant crystal and reach J wi 11 lh,d "", 111,(1 van spare just this into the liquid vast." I raudl out "r i"4"' I' Your little friend, The Dine of CvbHe and Atti riil I ' I I LJ.AVT tury ago are generally regarded ! ls " si-n (M1 the ancient ( Dear Baata I'lattt 1 want a doll by ardiaeologists as survivals ' ,,;is relltfc, hung with bells, a buggis eook etort. a dull and wash reed flute, a wheel and other 1 ' V . T ' "..-. 1 i ie at. Hit i urisuan CUUKt'll n Objects, and there are sacred 1 cy to rwttbro all tuesu nlos Udngi Gernmav orobablv neiupd nag me orancues aoia Loba Ktoo. where the ancieut .egeud 'Ski " Tu-u of "Yggdrasil," the ash, which1 Picture and other votive oo- . you wliat t WHllU , Wftnt H ,)((X ()f liinda togetliep lieaveih. earth jjecta were attached to the la.u. (Mshi and a.doli tmink and. a little . . i m k i i i. -ii ii i and hell; t branches snreadiiv ,eI ol l'Uoi , "e cauay and. nats and r-r I .... . . D.-ar Old Santa l lausl Will von 1 lie custom ol uecorating llie f nloase send my little friend, .iennlo churches with greenery at j Nolun, a little wagon and a doll el, ,,, i.-j : ;., some eandy and nuts. She is w....vu.n .mu yew. ia and live pagan ceremony. The great tor from me. feast of Saturn was held in j Dear Banta Hans:-1 Mr. ttogers and I like him very l would write and tell you what I want' o J December, when the worshipers tov Xmas. i want a nice doll with (much. Mamma has told me so hung the temole with such i We eyes and curly lialr and iust four mvu.u alvnit vnu thai know vnu J j must be good and kind. I want you to bring im- a muffler and ;i pencil, and tablet, and a box ot" caps, and please dont forget some candy and uots. f hope you may live a lonn life is the wish of your friend. CttARUE ZtlVruB. 11 run am. Mo. Dear Old Santa ClaOT Bl'nost Wakeiield wants a hobhj horse, a pair of shoes that has twx olea on them, one pair of totes wont stand a hoy. Your (rlead, KONBST W A IWB (ELO. Mowttnr. citv. Mo.. Oim!. u. inns. I Dear Old Santa I am a littlo girl with dark ualr and blue eyos. Will you please remember me tlii.-. Christ urns ami bring me sometliing nine, i I would like to go to the cliui'oh Xmaei eve and see your smiling face, l would like for you u bring me a story book and scrap hook and some candy and nuts and oranges, and don't forget Prom one of vour little- girls, Kl.l.A III. AMMAN. Dear Banta Claus l want a hat for Christmas and a bracelet, tlutt is all l want so goodhye. To Santa From VlKNNA YOCKLli, Monkoe city, Deo. hmmjm. j Dear Santa flans I saw 1 tho Dbmockat whero little Jofferson Crig j lor had asked for 0 nice littlo box of I monkeys. I will ask you to bring I men sled, a banjo and a pony. ( you enog mo these i will be Yours moo irameworic aecwea wun use n church decorations and bright colored clothes and pea- its putting forth its berries at cock feathers, and bung with Christmas time. tans and bunches of cocoa nuts. . T . . . Letters to Santa Claus, LrilClan describes trees cover- rjuar Wnnta Clan:-1 want a doll ed with ornaments and sacred and a work box with thimble and lit attributes which were brought , tie scissors In It. 1 want some nuts each year to the burnt offeriugs ! Bnd 'i,U(,y- i have eot a litt-e lister local gentry. Butchins historv f Dorset states io ts(;i t hat the decorations of this "besaut," or ' byzant." or "beaoM," as it was 'iiimuMiy cuueu, were some limes worth as much as 1,500, These kindred customs pre ...!!! . I.. .1 M i a vailing in ine jMigiami ol a ceil 'i licit woisnip: wnic:r seems fcave existed, everywhere. Dear Santa Clause. I are. that through the kindnews of the Monroe City DEMOCRAT, we children can write to you, and tell you what we want you to bring US. I want a doll. a baby bed and a picture hook don't think this is very much to ask, is it? 1 can not write very well as I am only live years old, i I write this on papa's type-writer. So good bye. Veha Mkdeu, Tbsriu Monroe 'itv. Mo. Monuoe City, Mo., Deo. 18IIH. Dear Banta Claus and Democrat: I am eight years-old and I live ! my brother. three miles out in the country and 1 want a new pair of shoos and some candy. Now dear Santa don't forget to come. Klsie MoLeod. Dear Old Santa Clans: I will try and write you a littlo letter and I will not ask yon for too much for you bave ho many to buy for. Bring me a pair of skates and a pair of gloves and some candy and nuts and gome lircer ackers and a story book. Iam eight years old. Harry Maddox. nappy. .Monroe ( 'ity. Mo. j Monrob crrv, mo. Dear Santa Claus I thought I would write and tell you what I want, j I want a horn, a black-board, box of i crayon ami an eraser, and a train of cars, oandy and peanuts. Please old Santa dont forget your friend. Kov Meyer Monrob City, Mo., Dbo, in. ihuh Dean Santa Claus and Democrat I live three miles out in the and I will he six years old Tm.M.i...-' I OtrvlUa Wilson. F. s. - You will find me up. at Pa's and Mamma's to spend I 'hrlstmas eve, :uid I always hang my stocking on the right side of the mantle, so don't make a mistake and rill the n toll. o. w. Dear ild SantaI want a ten oant cut of Battle Ax and a five cent horn to Mow for McKinley and then 1 can chew mj Batt'o Ax and blow my over tin: whole world and Summing up all tile evidence,. reaching above thesky; its root ft certainly seetnb that the apples that I can uat. , horn for MoKinlev. Kill oounh-y ,!, rn ,.r n-J . . : ix vent's old 'r,.a.. . . " canuy and dear Santa I want a new pah-O H" . T hoes ami somu oandy. I Your.stM.iy, BHKtqaMOLaoa DearoldSaut-y'pa'saidUL .) Ts VU";' to hring m, any thing ! D ,tl old Saint N:, Mamma nays j must write to you. and he said the " V -w.nwf yuu win come, UEMiickat would miui nw me., vh course 1 niust tell you whew 1 live and what 11 want von ! Yours trul". BttSsiK Rim i i running nr tlwec direct uwis, one- cnnstinastr.ee uung wun guts ; Uoan Otd Santa Cktusi I saw in to the As.t (iods in heaven, one has descended' tO ns from tlietdw DasJOORAT last weak that you I to the Frost giants, and the times when decorated trees hid j '"'e Wlfcing the good iids and boys, flhird Us the under-world.. I en with offerings were worship- " "tJ"" R to '"' I In. the far East, Japanese sa- j ei1 representatives of the ab- 1 M)A b4Bg m lomethlug nice, i red book, written a doaen ceu Blract "Fniverse tree," wTioae-. am -igbt yesrs old and live one mile turleaUgOt refakts how the-gods, trunk was the coHmic axis, j DO,'H ofjfqdlaa Ctaeh wauttaidoll smiled hir h ,.fu I. J whose roots wr.- in the under ' bufK-' ftnd ft 8Ct of dishes "f ' mm " T Of VOUB own el.. ....... .... , ....u. , .ii owier wing me. ii was tlveyeais old the i2d of November. Our house is two nilitu ...... I. . I " ""...i mhi iiuu quarter east of I .... , ,..., , .: ... ... .... l.n- oi liio.i.'i- no; iZn" 1 LTlt. Uttl nre engine. wagon, Homo candy,, fr.nits and nuts. iuiing you win not pass aud forget mc, I remain your, little friend, lOHNlK HAltOWK.'It. MnuBm . i inmr II. n,. .., .no '" "' am,i i imiH l print it and you could read it. You kno.v you x:j.i me a card and said you woul'J bring men, Chautauqua blackboard and d.nk F'leaso don't forgyt It, aud 1 would iikc a pair of rubber luiat mid a And. of. course, some candy, oranges and! nuts, and please bring me yourpict-. uro and anything else you want tn, bring. And, 1. would like a shoolly, for littlo brother ai.d v u had batter.- m-y-.ii ,il o.i it 4-1.... O .. 1 . .. . . I it'rirl.l . , . I ,.'i.... hrn ntflMM nraiMwwiKsi inv o.i.i.i irets; " i pretty tbiiig, n. the brandies of which thev I'f ted aloft into the f;kies, bore ; ' K ' .. . ... . . .. ....... they i lung i-vels. a mirror an1, blue UD the heavealj hosts I . " ' o'ongm I.i.,.;,,,,,,,.,. - w w.u iu wrjteto.tell yon wliat I Wi t viefang '-u cut nivieoni, I want a.doll and ir,,kr ft au. . . n s" ,m win h'W Home ftagjtra lfk dishes and a cradle sonio -a II l,lu',":' 1 ,lkVu ,u,t ftsked for too much,, tand nuts. Santa, do'nof foraei' ,T na l tr and bo a good boy 'ill i brother. W QUH tfaul.Kdwlh Upn.. Your 0i i l i V! ii' H 1 get-.my Chautauqua desk ii mvo.'.! ' I will try and! learn to write or, aoii HXKtUl M UYEK. ChrijtuMt. .