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By LAURA FROST ARMITAGE.
ICopyrtght, 1908. by American FYrss Asso-
' ARL (to Huth Oh. I Just wish
we could seo him.
Fred See whom?
Ruth - Why. Santa Clans.
atari and I brtve Just been, talking
bout him. and we were wishing we
could pet a peep at him on e.
. Gladys Oh, 1 wouldn't like to!
' Dorothy Harry and I tried it last
year. We came down and hid In the
front ball, but papa found us and sent
as to bed.
Fred (after thinking awhllei I've
thought of something. Santa Claus
wouldn't cotne in if he should spy us,
lot if he thought we were not real
children he might Couldn't we .fool
kx . ' , i
,"Va.vta wotn.Dv'T coil?, is hp. snonnD
iim by making believe we w-re Moth
er Goose children riLt cut of the
Dorothy riw couid we do that?
Fred We could dress like them and
then stand perfectly still kh If we werej
fwsudti at wax or something, just th
ymy you do In n tnlilpun, in know.
'"He mlht think It was gome kind of a
obow of wax figures.
Kart-Oh, my! I couldn't keep as
Mill as that.
i Harry You could if j ou really w aut-
ed to wee Suta (.'laus.
JEarl Oh, I will! 1 will! Kee uiel
tiladys Will we have to stand so
f Feed Oh, not very, very long! W
iwast ull be ready before 12 o'clock.
yve must dress like Mother Goose chil
dren, and I'll fix you In youf places.
Hi be Boy Blue. Wc can Cnd boom
Iress-up clothes in the atlc.
narry-I think I'll be Jack Horner.
I can have a pie.
I Dorothy I want to be Bopeep. k
jrane with a book handle will do for I
Cladys May I be MUs Muffet?
f Barl What can ltutb and I bT
f Fred-You might le Jack and Jill
awuT carry a pall of water. An empty
ball will do. Now let's be off and sea
Crtlat we can flnd. Then we'll go to
laed, and 111 He awake, and after papa
on the Stagi
a. ii niumii
niamum ro upstairs I'll call yvi
or.ie down very softly.
(Children c:'.ie tiptoeing In In cos-
'tt-mu cii;.LIn.rj 1 1. I, i t, 1 .
l'l'inl Now, we'll hang our stockings
first (All haug them.) Then we'll gel
into place. Bopeep, you stand here.
Hold your crook so. Miss Muffet, you
must sit on this footstool, and you
must be eating. Put your spoon to
your lips, so. Jack Horner, get Into
that corner and hold np your thumb
with the plum on It. Jack and Jill,
stand over here and take the pal! Be
tween you. I will stand here and hold
my horn to my mouth, so. Now, we
mustn't move our eyes. It's getting
late. Now, all ready! (All pose.(
Uuth (after awhllet Oh, dear! This
p:il Is so heavy even if It Is empty.
'Jladys (tifter awhile) now my arm
Karl yawns aloud.)
! Harry My thumb Is tired of stand-
. ''..z up.
; I lornthy I'm so sleepy (yawning)
( ' i' k Horner's hand drops, then his
Ih-m I. Bopeep drops crook and leaus
.!.'iltist wall. .Till lets go of pall and
j - 'ides to floor. Jack soon does the
ive Miss Muffet'a head drops for-
I -v :-d Boy Bine's eyes close and horn
'.:,ls This roup's him for n moment;
Ht his eyes soon close again, and
"is against the wall.)
Kuter Santa Claus. (All f i r asle-p.-
):i'a Claus Ah! Well. well, w-ll!
: 'i-vu of the children of my old friend.
Mother Goose. But what are thev do
hero? (Walks about and tool.-- at
i'. :) closely. I Aha! I know t!.,'-e
c;.:'',!,"n. They're not Mother ii,i c's
fai.ily Aha! I se what they are ii; to
T' .-'re w il;i!ig to see me, ;:'id t';ey
i'o:i'i :,;,t me to know them. But
l!ey f.'Ult foo t'lIS Old fell'.'W. .IttSt
ii Ir lie (ii ln'l Mmhv evi-ry child In the
.v f'd I've f. it ::1 children waiting
for ;::( t':any i ti't.e. lint l hey always
i !! a -'h ci ii' i! miss me I'll fill the
!:'.'-, it t - I Y".-i't tliey fie K'.li'prlsed
' thev ual,.' iiti and find they've
' id me aft- r nil (Fills stockings,
i p-tt; toy or randy into Miss Muf
' ; l.ov.I ai..; into Jack and Jill's
i'.i Now must be off. Btit I be
:e I'll try thit horn of Boy Blue's
e (Blows and runs off, dropping
i i M:tr door Children rrmse up a
, f i:t -'iuikI. then fall back Into for-
i !-l posit loll. I
Morning. -Fred (rousing)-Oh. I sayl
V.i!:e up! What are you all asleep for?
Harry Who's been asleep?
Iiorothy (rublilng eyes) Not I.
Gladys I was- almost asleep.
Karl (yawning i Did he cotne?
Buth (almost crying) I was so
sleepy. Ijld you all see blrn?
Others Oh, no, no!
Fred Well, I'm afraid we were all
asleep. But I heard him. He blew on
a big horn.
Harry and Dorothy I heard him.
Gladys And there's your horn, Fred,
over by the door. He blew on that
Itut h-See what's In our pall! (Hold
ing It up.)
Gladys And In my bowl!
Hairy And see the stockings!
All-Oh, oh. oh! (All run to get ths
Dorothy Ob, why couldn't w bavs
r red Well, we've missed him this
ilntc sure. But next year we'll try It
U' iiii. and we'll all keep awake.
All Yes. Indeed, we will.
Why Saint Nicholas?
By ROBERT DON NELL.
.Copyrlffht. IHOS. .y American l'rM Aw
II V Is Santa Clans sometime
tailed St Nicholas? Fur
the most excellent reason
that Nicholas Is the rent
name or the saint. I mil coiuiriHKn-
ly recent .tears there was no Santa
Claus at Christmas time. When the
old saint conies down the chimney
Dec. ill, Christmas eve. and deposit
gifts for the children lu the suspendtl
sliH'kliiKs he Is just nineteen days lie
bind time, for his true nnd proper
tlim Is Dee ft, that being Ihe eve of
St. Nicholas duy. Just how Nicholas
got to be the Christmas eve saint Is
not altogether clear, but those loon
oclasts n ho dig Into ancient matters
are probing this secret They have
discovered, or claim to have discov
ered, that the Christmas eve Santa
Claus really originated lu America, le
Ing transported to Kugland from New
In the saints' calendar Dec. 0 Is St.
Nicholas day. Nicholas was bishop of
Myra. In I.ycla He Is believed to
have lived under the Kmpcrors Dio
cletian mid Constantlne nnd Is the pu
trou saint of poor maidens, sailors,
travelers, merchants and children.
Itlch maidens, of course, are also quite
willing to acknowledge htm when he
conies nloug with diamond dog col
lars, necklaces nnd tiaras.
Before the t;reat religious reformation
the custom of giving presents on St.
Nicholas eve was general throughout
Christian Europe. When Ihe worship
of the saints was abolished the prac
tice died out In England, where for
ab -nt three centuries St. Nicholas fail
ed to visit households on the evening
of Dec. ft to leave presents for good
children. By the way. It should be
! pointed out that .Nicholas was noted
even in infancy ns n particularly good
and pious child. Therefore his vls'ts
are not m:'de to bad children-only to
those whute parents can vouch for
their good behavior during the previous
In AustrU. Holland nud I'olaml St.
I Nicholas eve is still observed. Oood
'. children get presents, secretly left In
I their sin es placed upon the hearth
'stone for tl.v purpose or In their stock
lt:gs hung from the mantel. When
; New York was settle 1 by Hollanders
jthe devout Dutchmen brought over to
I America their religious customs, not
j forgetting that of St. Nh -hulas eve. In
old New Amsterdam the saint made
' his visits the night of !. ft. St. Men-
olas dav being celebrated by the set
tiers ns a Imlldav. In time tin
were supplanted by the English. New
Amsterdam became New York, and the
old St. Nicholas eve t:fl giving custom
was reintroduced Into Englaud from
New YorH But In England the cus
tom of irlf: making on Christmas eve
" ! "t
gift piring at
Thrift v Fn-
po.-:d. d -U;riiil:)ei1 that one day of
j giving was enough, and so they slra-
: y transferred fc't. Nicholas to Chrlst-
ma a eve.
I A Christmas Warning.
! "In giving Christmas presents to
I children." said Mrs. Frederick Schoff,
the president of the National Mothers'
; Congress, "our first aim should be to
! Iran: port, to overjoy, to enrapture.
I "1 on ( knew a little girl who, on (Ire
, with excitement, rushed r from her i
j bedroom to Fee her presents on Christ- ;
i mas tii' r:dng ami after one look burst ;
into lo.: ! solis of disappointment and
"It was some such experience, I have
no doubt, that had befallen a little girl
friend of mine.
" 'Are you going to give we anything
for Christmas?' nhe said one day to her
"'Yes, If you're good,' the aunt re
plied. "The little girl gazed at her aunt with
w istful earnestness. Then nhe said:
" 'I'lease, auntie, then, nothing use
ful.' "-Cincinnati Fnipilrer.
A Chriitmai Hope.
We do not pretend to be prophets,
but we can ul! dare to hope. And this
Is what we hope: That some day the
strong will help and not exploit the
weak; that some day fraternity will
be more than a rhetorical flourish; that
some duy love will beget Justice rath
er than charity. And Christmas Is
the one day In the year that such a
venturesome hope seems more than a
wlll-o'-the-wisp. World Today.
A Christmas Hymn.
No trump of murchhijf armlea.
No bannrra tlainliiK fur;
A lamp within a atablo.
And In the aky a atar.
Tliclr hymn of peace nnl Riadnaas
To earth the anfO'la brought
Thulr "Gloria In Kxcelsls"
To earth the angels taught
When In the lowly manger
The holy mother maid
In tender adoration
Her babe of heaven laid.
Born lowly In the darkneaa
And none ao poor as ha,
The little children of the poor
His very own ahall be.
No ruati ot hoatlle arralea then.
But Just the huddllnf sheep.
The sngela alnglng of the Christ
And all the world asleep.
No flame of conquering banners.
No legion sent afar:
A lamp within a stab e, '
And In the sky s atr.
-Margaret . Sinister la Collier's Weekly.
had giown up There was. however. 'X
no Santa Clans cer.-i.my Olfts were , i'iZ&"fr ip'-'t tl"4fl"
When St MclM.las sailed back to j XXtSAt
i I'ngland i lure was consternation b--l7t5 1 ,1 Hjfi1
among ford papas and mammas la . j :Jy )jf v"V,VSf ';
, the tl -'.t little Isle ,' ! ySW -f-VVf.'
. . . . it -a - a..' j.. - v.
Odd Christmas Caks
A GERMAN NOVELTY.
KKMANY for many years ha-
been the land of Christ mas no
cities, and each year the kal
ser's Ingenious toy. candy am'
rake makers devise some oddity whl I
proves Irresistible lu luring small it
great sums from the c'..e.'s of Yule
tide shoppers. One of the latest tun
nlas Is forijualut and humorous Chrlsi
mas cakes, which are literally cartoon
In sugar nnd dough The cakes sr
decorated with nil sons of funny fig
urv made of colored sugar and in
inaiiv Instances are not the crude rrt
A Jt i
products one Would expevt Vunder the
circumstances The Bavarian peasant,
for example. Is a fair type of the llv
ing original as he Is ph lured In the
Oeruian comic weeklies. A Munich
waitress carrying n well grouped
bun: h of foam capped steins of the
bcwM'agc for which Munich Is cele
brated nt home and abroad, even If
she does su.-gest Salome a Irllh. Is de
"Ued'y lifelike, while the saluting sl
Jler by hl-t very attitude suggests that
! foam capped Kleins nnd sentry duty do
not as'l:.illate very well.
The Centum authorities have done
much to en ounrie the toymaklng In
dustry. particularly by collecting toys
from all the world that the toy makers
I ml. -lit acquaint themselves with the
' wants and peculiarities of foreign
markets Tln wooden animals of the
past have been eclipsed by the me
jchanh'ul toys A submarine boat
I which sinks Into the water and rises
again, all with one charge of soda
Mwdr; a diver which goes to the
; bottom ami bobs up serenely when
air Is blown Into him through a little
'tube, ii Santos-Dnmont airship which
OfcUUiN CIU.ISIMAS (,'AKK
4 MLNIi II
up, a rall-
tiles, a real Outline
for tin soldiers to go
OKttUAN CUHIHIMAS CAKK - A BAVAKIAN
tbce are among Ihe mts hanlcnl toys
In short. Bunts Claus lu these times
cau find the means of gratifying the
wishes of his most fastidious peti
tioner. LIKXItY SNYDER.
"Is It customary to bang up one
stockln' or de Intlab pair on Christmas
eve?" said Mr. Erast.is Plnkley.
"Only Jes' one." answered Miss Mi
ami Brown. "If you bangs on to de
mate you Isn' takln' so many chances
on somebody be'pln hlsse'f to foot
wear 'stld o' leavto' presents."
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