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Semi-Weekly Batidon Recorder, December 19, 19ft
. CHRISTMAS -MESSAGE
By ALICE E. ALLEN.
'opj'llttht, 1913, t Aimriiiiii I'rena Ahko
T V seemed to Itiitli lift she How for
tin1 ioi-ntli time n liur telephone
f i til i.ir.i Mlii'i'iiniiii ol the day
" iieioro i;Iii-imi miifet tluit she hud
u-lenl in tin- Brim old city of which
lie liul not or known until Ihun -true
frloiul iM'ii If tlic.v worojiiiiublo nnd
too ior to ili more thim telephone
ll) H)l .i I- llcrt.
li.i -1 i t muHMigo wiih Horn
t nth''. i) ii I')' Could hp fall thnt
i eiiln.' 'iiiih'M 'Of emirsc not, Mr
Mn .. linn Could In- hike her
i it then ii dinner Hfiiiii-u tier, tfiu
I i i hi t il ls once. Tor Chrlt
, l Ui Unt'l'n I'ot'llmllN iih trans
. it tin- ii'liilniiit wore nil tlrm
i i 1 1, lint iih slle'ciime iiw
i u in ini chair lit the win
H . . wore tvUtful.
i , it ili fin- tin- proprietor
ii ntii ii til. Kti'iinpriiphpT." ln?
i.l, .. suit lit lie smtlo. 'To ho
ill I U.'M ii time" vvliuii ho WUB
r it i, i k clerk "but - tlmuM linro
i,.. Iiiimiiso it wm ClirtHtniiu
t in n iiifiiioiipH. no matter how
in' i' I'd t othur time mid sou
. ;iil abroad: perhaps ho-
I i .
other things such as love. Joy
and good will -wore t liiuntrlnj;
heaven !ind earth hi'low: perhaps only
because I C 11 1 It wiih tired mid piTplev
III, I! Itl'I'tlHAIiH ill. 1:1. I'lltll
tl mid lonely wliateter the reason
fitting there In lier little window
unking down upon tin street, with Its
ihroiu of g.ij. good nnttired shoppers
Kut h did what she hull sternly forbid
(( 11 ht elf to do Nhe uont'hiiik ocl
theyt ii- -v, lll' h hud made su In hangc-.
In lier life There wns her Inline'
business disgrace, the lo of every
thing, followed by Ids dentil. Then
(nine her own beginning In luminous
In pile of herself. Kulh mulled to think
of what her old friends would say
otild they know what a capable liltlo
li isine h woman necessity hud uiiide of
hor. Hut not one of them all knew
where she wns. Not one hail traced
her to this grunt city that Is, except
.lack. Jack? Ah soon iih Until admit
ted that name Into her thoughts, It
donilnnlcd all else It brought hack Us
owner strong, manly. Insistent 0110 of
(he won't take iio for an answer kind
leuth found herself wondering-nltuost
that Jack had taken her no as Until
ppaioutly he had. It hud surely heen
as strong iis she coultl make It. And
he h.iil Bio awny and hail not come
haik Ith the miiiiy friends who had
ruiiB up to ask how she was and to
s u "Merry Christmas" there lind boon
no Jack Jink of the lrong face, the
lojiil lieirt the tender oyH and voice
How h id -he ever let Id'il 150?
Siime tlute . von will want mo. Until."
he Had 'Id Above the rush nml ronr
ol the itat ilt Until lienrd the words
1 1111 Jit t a- she I). id heard them ov
en t' .nid evert night since .luck
hi 1 iwij "I tHitild urge joti now.
I v M il uf your own free will.
,u' Mm will couie uonie day.
1, 1 1 1 11. 'iii to nsls n promise--1
v 1 t is 1 1 titt Uo come to us.
,, I , an Willi "
I - three years At first
t h.ill xiHs ted Ho. return
er ' ;i nc And he never sent
1 linlli was tint! of wat h
1 nnu And her proud III
1 ,1 in 1 c nor titt I heart that
t 1 lie 10 uf luck Imek Just
in w .is '1 , it mil lonely 11 ml
Uiil"'ii'.'ilili K'lini'tiiooM So Ue
w:i. until toil liivamo woi'U-
It w '
I H in
till. m t
work 1'iit she eiijojfd She llUll Iter
little pimiiH b hei-Mi'lf her liouks. lnr
llcttiiv- oiioiibIi to e:it nml wear
Whatii'-n iic.il aii.v one nkV Wtl
lim cvi'pt at clin-tni.f vt 1 I'rtsi
mis to 11 wi'inan. oo i a ncessity
li it nitit. In the middle -ifrlie
tlarkest 'lour Until sat up stmlKiy In
lied She was absolutely sure that the
tuephoiio bell over her desk had Just
ruiiK All wa- still, so, after u min
ute of waltiiii.-. she lay down atraln.
hut hliii' t. herself. The telepUone
liml been lms nil day liiiuluK her
tin- t'11' sllt 11 uo"! It In her
drt.ims It' t'uid n 'ti' 'Hy have nun: t
After a little she ibPv -el off. onlya
to Jiear Its nhrlll JltlB'o lie11-11 '3'
fiBnlfi. It TTii lotlSe'r (viiMineil"TI(1r TJiii
In her dream she went to the tele
phone, tool; down the receiver and lis
tened Out of the darkness and dis
tance n voli e spoke .lack's voice.
"Merry Chi ltiuns" was Its only mes
sage Hut so strotiB mid clear were
the words that when Until tlually
nwokc to a sunny Christmas morn
ItiK. she still Uncled to their memory
Perhaps, when one (list awakes, the
heart lias more control over one than
the head. Anyhow, when Until sat up
and looked out of her window tit the
nlreafily busy streets far below her. her
henrt was dolus the talklua
Mack Is waithiB for yon some
where." It said "And he beloiiBs to
you Why not claim your own?"
After a minute Uuth's heart spoke
nRalii. "What If you are poor? What
If he Is not rich? Can't two work to
Bt'ther better than npnrt? Why not
give .lack a Christ mas IftV The only
one he wants?"
Until tlid not plvo Iter head time to
arBUe With her heart As soon as she
was drensed che was at the telephone
KlvliiB .lack's business number. After
she hail waited what seemed n Ioiib.
Ioiib time tier lieiid did remind her.
"Why. of course." she said slowly,
'lie will be up country today." She
wun just about tft tiniiB up the receiver
"Wail a iiiltiute.r cried her heart
Hearts do, know, t hi tics, especially at
Christmas -And then-
'HpIIo!" sitld n bis. tieurty volcu out
of the distance
- "Oh. .lack'," pried Unth "I It you.
"Yes. Uillh." said the voice. "Who
elsu? Von wnnlod"-
'To wish you n murry Christ inns.
.Ifick." ftiitli fnlterctl.
"Thanks. Thnt nil?"
-Ves." snld Until, llstenliiK to her
Head Then: "No"-not tlille. I-I want
ed to hoar your voice; thnt'ii all."
"Is II?" a'sked the voice Until wanted
"You see. .lack," Until hurried on. "I
dreamed about you last niBlit I I
thought you cnlletl me up. and and It
wns only a dream."
"I came so near It," said the voice,
"that I stood here by my phono for an
hour Hut It was Into, anil well. Kuth,
I wanted you to call me up this lime."
"You're not In the country?"
"Not yet. We b tonlBht."
"Mother and I. She's upending part
of Christmas In the city. Hut we miss
the snow nnd the slelBhbells nml the
"It sounds lovely." cried Unth. "and
so Clirlsttniisy Hive your mother my
love .lack, and wish her the merriest
"She'll bo Bind to henr from yon.
HirrtNO in nr.it t.trn.i: window
Unth. we've been tnlkliiB of you Any
Uuth's eyes were 'so full of tears that,
as she said afterward, she couldn't see
( "Sure, dear?" asked the voice iiBnln
That's all." she said hravuly, "only
-are you well?"
"Perfectly And you?"
"Oh. yes: Wasn't It s'traiiKe I hoard
the hell when you didn't really Hub up
last nlBht. Jack?"
"No." said .luck tlrinly "Your heart
hoard mint, little irl If, only you
would listen to tt ortenor."
"I can't always honr It." laiiBhcd
Unth "My head Is such n KootI Ulker."
'Time's nl." wild n trtiB voice
"Qoodliy, Jnok. tlonrl" cried Kuth
Hut there was no answer
The next mluute she Rgnlu tool; down
"Get 3KTM attiitn; qlitckr alio tuiltL
"Hello!" said Jack's voice.
"In that you, Jark?'
"Ot courae. SoiiiethliiR you forsot.
"No; I didn't fomot. I wouldn't say
IL but I niiML Don't look at me. Inck,
'I've HK1.N i;i:ai. always, jack.
but. listen. I'ullrjtenljiS: my heart
now There is something I want.
"It's a big something. Guess. No;
don't guess. WiilL It's you." Uuth
hung up the receiver and ran to tho
chair by the window quite tho other
side or the room.
It wns not quite a minute whvn the
telephone bell rung shrilly.
"Is this Miss Hnzeu?" snld tuu oper
"Yes," said Uuth.
"Message wasn't finished wntt"
"Hello!" came' Jnck's voice, big.
strotiB, vibrant with happiness. "That
"CmnliiB." said the- v,olce. "mother
and l. to take you up state with us.
Can you bo ready in nn hour?" ,
"Yes." said Uuth "I've been ready
What came next must have surprised
even that Ions sulTerlng. much eiiditr
Iiib wire. Sure it is that Uuth's cheeks
(lamed like red holly berries.
And even before she ran to put her
clothes In her suit ense. to do her hair
and to put on her one booiI gown, from
above her bookcase she took n sprig
of scarlet holly. With a red ribbon
she tied It over the telephone.
"If ever anything deserved n merry
Chrlstnias." she cried, "you do!"
"KNECHT RUPERT" WAS J
$ GERMAN SANTA CLAUS 3-
Tho Santa Clans Idea has grown out
of u variety of legends and customs.
The festival of St Nicholas, who was
tho especial friend of tho children, -was
celebrated in Germany about the till)
of December. It wan l'!1MJ' oiiough to
mako this coincide with the Inter and
more general festival. The tangible
Santa Claus was called "ICnecht Uu
pert," nnil usun.lly ho was some mem
ber of the family dressed up to repre
sent a beueflcent gift giver. It wns
tho custom to have n yew hough
placed In the pnrlor of tho German
home, nnd on this nil' the packages con
taining gifts wero placed. On Christ
mas morning the whole family assem
bled to claim the gifts, each having to
Biicss the donor. "ICnecht Rupert" dis
tributed the gifts to tho younger chil
dren, hijt he lectured them nlso on
obedience nnd good behavior, nnil, if
any one lind been bad. Instead of a gift
ho or she was given n switch Hint they
might be punished. So tho little Ger
mans try hard to be very Bood before
Bad Day Foi Dirds.
Tho day nfter Christinas, SL Sto
phen's day (IioxIiib day in ICtiBlnnd), is
celebrated In a queer way by some of
the Minis boys, and Dltchlleld snys
they feel privileged to stone wrens nt
this time because of a story to the ef
feet that In days pone by a most dim
Borons siren was finally compelled to
assume the form of a wren once n
year (on the Ufltlil and ultimately to be
killed by mortal hands. Another tmdl
tlon furnishes an excuse on the Bround
that It wns n wren that wakened the
Bunrd of St. Stephen Just ns the latter
was about to escape-from prison.
Enemies of the Christmas Tree.
Not every balsam nor every spruce is
a Christmas tree. The expert cutter
learns to tell at a Blanco If the branches
Brow In perfect riiiBs. which b'vo shape
and symmetry to the tree. He must
be sure. too. that the squirrels have
not oaten the buds from the tips of
the topmost branches, and that the
cuttle. and deer have not sharpened
their horns in passing.
CHRISTMAS IN HOLLAND.
In Holland Santa Clans pays his mi
nimi visit to nil Bod children twenty
days before he conies to this country.
Dee. fi Is the feast day of St. Nicholas,
alias Santa Clans. He has nothing
whatever to tlo with Christmas, and
his visit there Is an Anglo-Saxon an
achronism. As their patron saint, chil
dren were timght to look to Nicholas
for care and protection. In Kuglaml
the custom was abolished with the
worship of saints at the reformation
nml was riM'stahlishcd in lite Ameri
can Kiilse of Kallicr Christinas In the
middle of the last' century.
Itut In Holland Saiitti Clans contin
ues tn make bin visits on the right day.
Dee 5. The, Dutch children do not
haiiK up thotr stockings, but place their
shoe, lllletl with hay or straw for tho
donkey oil which SL Nicholas rides. In
front of the fireplace.
Tho Christ Child.
An Irish legend tolls thnt on Christ
ina's eve tho Christ Child wumlers out
hi the darkness and cold and the
peasants still put lighted candles In
their windows to guide the sacred lit
tle feet. Hint they may not stumble on
the way to their homes In I lit in,' .'try
the people go yet further In their ten
derness for the Child. They spread
feasts anil leave their doors open that
he may enter nt his will. Through
out Christendom there Is n belief Unit
no evil can touch tho child who Is born
on Christ mus eve.
Custom Well Forgotten.
ClNldren used to be reminded In nn
uncomfortable manner that Dec. 2S
vvtis innocents' day, for It was con
sidered wholosnfflp on thnt morning to
'he iMeui a good culling or other form
!' ii'iin .anient, presumably to remind
'ii hi of the sins which w&ro not cum
in ,1 l the ItiiKH'i-flts whom llorod
,.'ii,'d -t.iin on tli it tin"-. Kortuiiatfly
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CHRiSTMAS IN MEXICO
A RELIGIOUS FESTIVAL
CIIUIST.MAS eelohrnllons In .Mo.xlt'o
dlltVr Kreatlj t'roui ours and usual
ly last for net-oral days UrlKlit
lanterns .silsieiiil'tl In tlio air iroulalui
tho f;lml tidings of the hollihiys, and
uVery Mexieau Jaeal, no mutter how
hiiuihle, puts out its lii'tu-ou to li'ltt lh'
itteps of tho Savlotii should he pi-r
vhtui'ti' appi-ar. 'I'lie story ol thclilrtli
of the lteih-i'iner Is iiii'tiiinlly iortrayi'il
in all .M ox nun towns and in a sym
bollc hiiiKililKe ttllli'li the most Ikiio
rant 1-1111 iv.ulily iiiiderstand.
The iii'i'lonnanie is Kivini liy llfteen
lilayei-s. i-ouslstlim of Joseph and Mury
anil tin- inliitit .lesus. two ureiianKels.
I.ticifor and thri'f of his minions au'd
a uiliulioi- of hhi'plierilH The i-ostiinii's
are atlaptiKl to tho Mexican coiiceptloi.
of the diameters and tile novel in the
extreme All of the eostuines are j;ol
up tastofully. and. while a strict con
forinniit-o witli the reiiilreineiits of Hie
first Military inij;ht roh .lo-epll of his
soiuhrui-o. still It Ik dot) lit rill If the
lesson tvhli'h It is desired to Instill In
the riilnds of the people would he us
effei tite If all the minor details of th'e'
early Jewish fashions were followed
The scene of the play opens Ileal
Itothlchniu. where tin; shcphoids are
tcndiui: their Hocks, hy a host or nnuels
;ipii',ii ln ami telling th if thelilrth
of the Saviour ti ml Inviting them to fol
low to where he lies They follow the
star which leads them tu the stuhlo'. tu
the maimer of which the infant rests
In the arms of Mary ami Joseph While
rejoicing. I.udfer, tinned with two
Kwoi-ils, appears wnnd attempt to de
strut the Itlld Jesilb. hut is repulsed
hy ttto tumels. who keep watch '(ivur
him Not lo hv (iiitdoito. faiclfer sum
nioiis three .'iruhdeiiioii-v who fluht with
the angels for the course of half an
hour, lesnllln In the llmil overt Itrow
ot the evil one and his emissaries and
Hie pl.iCtiiu of the foot of the iiukoIs
upon their ins a 0
Thm the sheptinrds hreal; out iQto
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bITTr file priifses oT" tire rToiloeiner wTTo
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harmonious strain the soodness and
mercy of God. This feature, aocompa
nletl hy music on the harp and violin.
Is kept up until n late hour eaeli ululil
until the holidays are over.
One must understand the Mexican
people and their devoutness nnd In
tense religious fcclliiK to fully appre
ciate how stroiiKly the presentation of
tho shepherds alTects their minds.
Songn Popular at Yulctide Season
Traced Back For Cffnturies.
Clirlstmas lullaliies to the Divlno
Child intiy lie traced back to medieval
times In one of the Coventry plays
occurs what Is plainly a cradle som;
to tho Infant Jesus, which has heen
preserved in music ns well as In tevt.
Plvo hundred years ago the mere
picture did not sulllce the faithful. The
scene had to ho enacted. The little
play was called "The CnidlliiK of the
Child." RtumlliiK on a platform uhovo
the milliner, boys representing ancels
proclaimed tin birth ot the Saviour.
Priests tool; the part of shepherds nnd
gathered, around the manger. nere,
.stood Joseph, Mary and the servant of
After the choir had snug hymns,
among them "Chrlstus Natus llodie,"
Mary sang the llrst verse of tho Ger
man song. "Joopl. dear Joseph mine,
help me, to rock my ha he. that God
may reward me In heaven -the Rahc
of the Virgin Mary " Joseph answered
with 'the second verse "of the song
"Gladly, my dear nurse, will I help
thee rock thy babe, that God may n
ward me In heaven." etiy The serv
ant sang: "Itejolce. CliiWtlun multl
tilde T)ie King of heaven, who was
born of the Virgin Mary. hns'laken An
Ami so the scene in the chnrclic
went on evi,v Christmas.
A ure Sinn.
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