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Rcmcmhcr that in many cases stockings can
not go In ahoerunlett shoes go into
the stockings first.
A Century of Successful Arbitration
JUST ti century ago, In a city of Belgium,
representatives of the United States and
Great Britain signed the attlclcs of agree
ment that terminated the "Wnr of 1812. Thoy
wrought better than they Know- For not
only dd they bring a needless war to a for
mal close, they really established the prin
ciple of International arbitration. "When
futuro ages look baclc and evaluate the
events of the past, the Treaty of Ghent will
stand out as tho first definitive pronounce
ment of the law of comity by which wars
may bo avoided and the blessings of pcaco
brought to all the nations.
For one hundred years America and Eng
land have been at peace. There have been
causes aplenty that might have led to strife,
but it was agreed In the Treaty of Ghent
that the outstanding differences might be
adjudicated by arbitration. And long after
tho points In dispute In 1812 had been thus
amicably adjusted, all further misunder
standings were settled by tho same method.
Tho habit has bocome established, and the
thoughtful people of both nations can hardly
Imagine any circumstance that could possibly
Precipitate war among the English-speaking
"Wo do well, therefore, to honor the anni
versary of the Treaty of Ghent. It marked
n new era in International relationships, and
lifter the madness of this present war has
passed away, the mothod that has brought
pcaco to America and England for three gen
erations should be adopted by all the world.
Give the Kids the Right of Way
YOU older folk, staid and stodgy, have had
your fling long, long ago; you made the
rafters ring with shout and meirlment; you
half-wrecked the nerves of sombre seniors
with drum and trumpet; you throw tho house
Into disarray as jou romped ftom room to
room. Think back a few years, open tho
doors of memory, throw up the windows that
look backward to tho old home in the far
away, "Well, there are children today with all the
healthy exuberance that you once had.
Christmas is theirs by divine right. "When
they are noisy, boisterous, uproarious, you
may know that they aro happy. Let thorn
have their fill of it. The sobering burdens
Will fall upon their shoulders soon enough, In
all conscience. What their Christmas Is to
them tomorrow will make the Christmas for
thousands of children In years to come.
The Old "World across tho seas Is noisy with
the boom of cannon and the groana of dying
men. Let our New World bo noisy with tho
laughter and shouts of happy childhood. If
our frayed nerves are hurt it will be only for
an, hour or so, and will be soon forgotten. We
can stand It. For the time comes all too soon
when the old folks sit alone In solemn silence
and says "What Is Christmas without the
kiddles around?" So let them have their fling,
and thank God that they are still here.
CONGRESSMAN J. HAMPTON MOORE
need not worn' himself oyer the lucubra
tions of the ebullient gentlemen from the
State of Washington, "Mr, Bryan, ,It seems
to be a plain caaervf Mr, Moore endeavoring
to advertise a colleague and give him pub
licity. But Mr. Moore should not let his
generosity get the better of him. Publicity
does no good unless the subject can measure
up to It. Besides, It Is the business of
neither Mr. Moore rior Mr. Bryan to super
lse the morals and behavior pt Washington;
a police department is maintained to do that.
Alumino thermic-Hydrocyanic Warfare
GRAPE, canister, shrapnel, lyddite, cor
dite have al&ln their thousands; atumlno-thermlQ-hydrocyanlo
projectiles, as Invented
-Ui a young hopeful, are guaranteed to
)"-'' millions. This new missile la so da-ij'-tructlve)
that It will cause a conflagration
-Wherever it strikes, and Its fumes will as
phyxiate any one In the immediate vicinity.
If reports are true, about 100 of those shells
thrown Into a city like Philadelphia would
turn every building in five minutes and suf
focate every inhabitant In Are seconds. Caa.
ualty Hats are sufficiently staggering with
the equipment aa It la; anything more de
structive la unimaginable.. Not, even racial
"Tjajred at Us worst can think of such lnstru
"rifflMits of slaughter without shrinking. Our
i:j3jjyentors' dreams am o mueh. more ter-
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Colonel Goethala Wauts a Dredge
COLONKL CJOBTHALH also, wants to ask
for an additional dredge when he gea to
Washington. He fears that he will have to
aaf a dredge working on the eanal steadily
tme a year or more, until the hills at Culebra
httve entirely settled Poubtless Cote,!
MtUIs will find the Administration ready
anal willing to appoint a commission or board
to donaider the subject But ha roust prev
st ease. Ha casnot expert his judgment to
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procedure, that It la likely to Insist that the
dredge Colonel Qocthats wants he made
available without the Intervention of boards
or commlsslohs"; If Interference with Colonel
Qoethals had only jtartcd soon enough the
opening of the canal could have been delayed
The Full Measure of Generosity
T IS a Christinas season fruited with sig
nificance. The great tragedy In which tho
world seethes emphasises, as they have not
formerly been emphasized In our day and
generation, tho lessons Inseparable from our
Tho opportunity for unpiecedentcd charity
has not only knocked, but nctually thundered,
at our doors. There have been Macedonian
cries from many sources. Belgium In the
abyss of despair has tasted our generosity.
Tho children of a dozen races have us to
thank that the bleak day does not dawn
shorn of remembrances. At home, deluged
with unparalleled demands, our charitable
organizations and Individual citizens have
loosed their putse-strlngs nnd poured their
substanco gladly into tho common relief.
Never, perhaps, has there been a season In
which so many adults, caught in the press of
cltcumstancc, have been dependent on tho
good will of others
Luxury and moderate means have served
together. There has been no class in charity
and no sect. All have given as they could,
and doubtless not In ears have more been
blessed by giving. Tho opportunity to servo
has lifted them up, and overy sacrifice in aid
of the destitute and needy has paid for Itself
In abundant satisfaction to the giver. Tho
shadows somehow havo been cast aside and
merriment has been evident in the gtent
shopping crowds. It is a Christmas that has
demanded much In the way of self-deprivation
and Bocret economics, but the city will
be tho better for it In tho end.
The Imago of the Christ Child Is In the faco
of every child, for "of such Is the Kingdom
of Heaven." It is tho glory of the young to
be generous, without solflshness, and of men
now and then to be inspired by tho same
spirit. Hang up tho stockings and let them
bo filled until they bulge to the bi caking
point. They are tho measure of the humanity
An Army for Social Service
POVERTY and neglect aro touched with a
deeper shade of tragedy at Christmahtlde
Not to share tho gladness with which tho
air Is filled, to have no voice in the Joyous
Tuletldo music, to bo forgotten when others
aro overwhelmed with tokens of affectionate
remembrance, must be the hardest of all
things to bear. Fortunately thero will be few
upon whom tho sadness will settle this year.
Even where personal Interest falls, some or
ganized or Institutional dispenser of good
cheer will step In and relieve the gloom
Every one must hae been Impressed with
the large-hearted social mission of the Salva
tion Army. In the first Instanco it was purely
a spiritual agency, but Intimate experience
among the poor of the great cities of tho
world has taught the followers of General
Booth that men havo bodies as well as souls,
that their social needs are not less than their
religious needs. So for yeais the Salvation
Army corps have provided shelters for the
destitute, summer vacations for the dwellers
of noisome tenements. Thanksgiving and
Christmas dinners for the hungry and neg
lected. It is a worthy and noblo work, and In
harmony with the spirit and example of the
Master whose cause thoy represent.
Peculiar Frank Case
THERE has been plenty of misrepresenta
tion In reference to the Frank case, due
to the propaganda waged by" generous citi
zens who are convinced that a miscarriage
of Justice is about to be carried out. It Is
not often that a white man In the South is
convicted of murder on the evidence of a
black man, certainly not unless there Is
strong corroboratory testimony or verifica
tion by circumstance. Nor is" thero any rea
son to believe that Atlanta is half so blood
thirsty as has been Intimated.
It is true, however, that popular excite
ment Influenced the court and Jury, and It
may be doubted it a change of venue was
not a prerequisite to even-handed Justice.
The case has assumed an Importance that
counsels delay. Execution of the sentence
could accomplish no good comparable to the
harm aure to result If there should be event
ual discovery of error after execution. If the
verdict Is so buttressed In legality that no
court will upset It, It behooves the Governor
of Georgia to Join hands with mercy and
commute the sentence. That is what he will
do if at last he alone stands between Frank
Christmas In the trenches Is better than
Christmas out of them, on the battle. front.
Colonel Goethala has arrived In tho United
States. Perhaps he will be able to persuade
Washington to let him take u ship or two
back with him,
Anybody who does not believe In Santa
Claus -will find no trouble In contributing
gifts to those who do, and that ought to give
him some satisfaction.
- ... .
It Is said that the Public Servloe Commis
sion Is not worried. In this it resembles the
railroads when they appeared for the hear
ing on commutation rates.
The Plan to suspend the British News Bu
reau for a day has been abandoned, although
It la well known that the. oensors have been
Representative Vara refrained from voting
on the national prohibition Issue. It Is a
good thin for Mr. Vara that, his supporters
at home? are mors aetlve In exerotslng their
It would seem to bo aa obvious iaot,4hat
Ore base Is Just as Important as the water
that gea through It But Ootmolla has aU
ways bea opposed to the Blaakeaburg Ad
mjHiWratiea's determination to prevent Isaks.
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IS A DEMOCRACY
Nation is Belter Typified by Peasant
Tillers of ttrond Farhi, Lands Than
Black Pictures of Siberian Wastes
and Military Rule.
By VANCE THOMPSON
I AST night 1 met tho biggest of physicians.
Jin fact ho was colossal. I didn't know
they mnde men like that,
He was tall nrtd wide nnd vast and pro
found more like an edifice than a man. And
he talked to me and the voice fitted tho
man about RusbIo.
Ho had never been in Russia. Ho could
neither read nor speak tho language; but
ho had nn Immenso fuhd of Information
about Russia and Russians only, unfortu
nately, It was nil wrong.
What stalked through his huge imagina
tion was a memory of some tawdry actress
of his first youth; she was dressed In pink
satin nnd chains and staggered through a
paper snow storm and Cossack whips to
ward Mr. Kcnnnn's or was It Mr. Uartley
Campbell's Siberia; this was what ho saw,
and ho called her Russia.
I havo no Intention of writing an article
on Russia. That wero absurd, when tho
subject howls nloud for folios. But thero
aro one or two misconceptions I should like
to knock on the head mildly.
Democratic Tradition and Kcalily
FlrBt of all, Russia Is not 6. military nation.
Its aoverment Is not militarist. Its clilli
7atlon is not based upon a military concep
tion of the state. It is built upon nil exactly
difllcrent basis democracj I think it Is tho
oldest democracy in Europo, certainly It pos
sesses the oldest tradition of democracy.
Russia Is not that girl In pink satin nnd
chains, staggering through a paper snow
storm; Russia is the peasant. Bear in mind
that tho Russian peasants own a largo part
of tho arable land nearly three-fifths of it.
To a great extent the land is held In com
mon; that is, each llttlo community of
farmers each mlr is Independent. The
poasants worl: the land together or, more
often, divide it themselves, according to
laws of tholr own.
I remember talking with nu old peasant
once. It wbb at that famouB first Duma. He
was a calm old man, Khevllenko of Poltava.
He took my hand in both his big paws and
held it firmly during our entire conversation
a friendly, reasonable old man. And
when T asked him what ho wanted he said:
"I want tho land for my people I'e been
sent here to get it, and I shan't go back until
I do." I found out his trouble. It was
simple. Every man, woman, child and babe
in his commune had ten acres of land; but
near by lay a well-watered meadow, which
at tho tlmo the land owners wero dispossessed
had been left In possession of tho owner.
Khevllenko s ullage wanted it; and I am
tolerably sure they got It. For that car
over a quarter of the laud remaining In the
hands of the "nobles" was turned ocr to the
peasants. Today a peasant can own his
land Individually or leave It in the self
governing community, as he pleases.
The village commune has home rule. A
group of these communes forms a canton, as
in Switzerland. It also is self-governing. It
has an assembly made up of one man, chosen
by tho peasants, out ot every ten families
In the cantonal court the peasant first comes
into touch with the law of tho land and in
that court sit five peasant Judges selected by
tho peasants themselves. Above that Is the
district assembly, which is another elective
body. Bluntly stated this Is democracy of
no bad sort.
No Aristocracy in Itueiia
"But the aristocracy," said the big doctor,
whom ou met in tho beginning of this
article, "that ruthless Russian aristocracy!"
I smiled, and blandly, patiently, as ono In
structs a child In the rule of three, I said;
"In Russia there is no aristocracy."
"No aristocracy," I repeated, "except, of
course, Just such an aristocracy as we havo
in dear old Virginia and Massachusetts and
New Rochelle an aristocracy which is made
up of certain old and illustrious families who
trace their blue blood back through the gen
erations. To be a Dolgorukl or Troubetskoy
adds Just the same lustre It gives a Yankee
to be an Adams or an Endlcott; but it lends
neither place nor power. It's a mere thing
of family pride."
And that Is true; in Russia there is royal
blood with Its privileges; but there Is no
aristocracy. There is, of course, a nobility.
But that Is an admirable thing and essen
tially democratic,, because It Is open to every
The son of the peasant or the son of the
merchant or dny man's son can be a noble
If he will. Ho has but to go through the
schools, pass the civil service examination
and then at a given point In his career he
Is automatically ennobled. The rank goes
with the grade he has won In the civil serv
ice. So there Is a perpetual flow of plain
folk up Into the class of tho nobility; and a
return current, of course, gradually carries
the descendants of the unfit back Into the
people. It Is a Ufe-gtving circulation; and
It la democratic. It Is democracy In essence
reward and distinction for services to the
How the War Will nurt Uunia
The other day at Yale I met Mr- Petrunke
vltch, the son of a rare heroic old man I
knew In Russia Petrunkevltch, one of the
vice presidents of the Duma, an old, gray
Insurgent who had spent half hla life in
exile. The wheel of th years turned and
I found myself sitting at table wjth Ms son
in New Haven, and young Petrunkevitch
shook his head dolefully over the war. It
was not that he feared the Issue .ha looked
forward gladly to the overthrow of Prussian
military feudalism and freedom for tlje Ger
man people. And he did not fear that Rus
sia would be "militarized;" by victory. "Wo
are nof a. military nation" he said; "that Is
not the danger."
Wby the delefulnessl I asked
"The War is setting back, I fear, our splen
did system of education Just well under
He gave iqe the faots.
The edition bill w passsjd by tfee
Duma about five yaarsfaijg, ftgaWtd
or t)u building a4 equfrme4t f free. bf
Uo Htmin vryw.ere) .vr th ewsplre-r-a
BBj.ftPttiB.Miie for every $9 ellsregmwttt, ota.
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ceilt, T wtu be free cwptUsory
ejdttCaUtex tor vry child War war way
ibis great work, but sooaar or ar it wit;
I Bt.hd. How a&asisyga a tatagr U t'
you ny saaMaa if yon tMnk f this mait
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"A WORLD OJ? HAPPINESS. ABLAZE WITH JOY;
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over 30 degrees of latitude, with Its SO na
tions, races, tribes.
I wish jou know Russia and the mighty
work that Is being dono there. You would
begin to understand why Tolstoy said that
Russia was tho future.
I know that tho Government is not Per
fect. You may think of it as a huge Iron
frame stretching over these 30 dogrces ot
latitude and 80 races. Tho peasants hardly
know that It exists. Not till they rlso from
their self-governing communities and as
semblies up to tho Zemstvo do they como in
touch with It. It weighs upon them Just
about as heavily as Washington weighs on
the hog warden In a Connecticut village.
And that Is why the "intellectuals" tho
overcducated young men, who have lifted
themselves abovo tho people and yet found
no welcome among tho peers havo gone In
vain to tho peasants, preaching revolution.
The peasants havo their own democracy.
The Government To Be
Now nnd then this hugo Iron framework
of Government sags at one corner and pinches
ono race somewhere on the 30th degree of
latitude. It does not always fit. Perhaps no
Government does; but of one thing you may
be sure, when It sags too much it will break
apart. Every nation, as it mounts tho long,
steop road of evolution, has to fit itself every
now and then with a now garment of govern
ment. And Russia, based on democracy
with age-old habits of democracy will es
tabllsh a government in accord with Its new
needs and Ideals.
For Russia has ideals.
Youmay not believe either In compulsory
education or In compulsory sobriety, but Rus
sia believes In both. The new law which has
banished strong di'nk from Russia from Its
80 nations is an epoch-making event. It is
the second step in a long-planneu" reform that
I have watched for years. The first thing tho
Government did was to lntioduce the so
called Swedish system of handling the liquor
question. It closed all the taverns nnd grog
gerles sinks of corruption and took chargo
of tho traffic itself. Where the village grog
gery had been it set up a shop of Its own,
where vodka could be bought In the original
packageand that way only. It could not
be drunk on the premises. There was, how
ever, a room where the villagers could gather
and drink tea. Hot water was provided free,
and there were warmth and light and cheer.
All this made for sobriety, but the chief bene,
fit was the fact that the peasants could not
drink on "tick" pawn their ponies and
plows and clothes and mortgage their fu
ture crops to the dirty traffickers in vodka.
That was a great reform. Then when tho
hour Btruck the Duma passed that new law
which Just tho other day prohibited the
sale of alcoholic liquors over the mighty land
You may not like that sort of thing; you
may not like democracy; but you cannot
know Russia unless you know that these are
the foundations on which she Is building her
Compulsory education, compulsory sobriety
and democracy these three.
There's one other cornerstone of the new
Russian edifice. I don't know that it has
any place In a newspaper article, though It
Is the sort of thing that is supposed to be
quite innocuous even for children. It Is this;
Russia Is a jellgious country It Is more than
religious; it Is a God-haunted country. He
who would sketch the future of Russia must
reckon with that enormous fact And so you
may sea the Russians as a grave, wise folk,
notably given to song and prayer, friendly,
with rare humanity and a sense of world
brotherhood quite Inconceivable In a Europe
ot clashing trade competitions and craving
military ambitions a kindly, mystic land.
You, can't judge Russia by the cheap and
tawdry melodramas of other days; nor by the
ranting of the "Intellectuals," who are mostly
declassed proletarians, eduoated above their
brain pqwer, and wandering without plaoe
or work, In a world they do not understand.
8qms Of them are dreamers and martyrs
without hungry personal ambitions; andthy,
like the peasaqt, aro making the future of
their amazing land
And that future ypu and I and the big
t doctop-sfcall live to see.
WHAT MAKES A CHRISTMAS PRESENT
"My mother gats a China set
Aad ruddy hia an easy efcijv
"44 so l'ni wmI thU CMMMa Day,
fbm otjhsr folks are quiet.
TkuMjffc not uc but ma wo r
To tali what ta autunt by U.
it tat wa. tataaa mt it am t cxat,
Mawstr ale nJ aUMaat,
M' wat yen tfeuMMlM yu MikaaM aM
tti Maa CSsia MMMrt"
A CHRISTMAS DAY IN ROME
How an American Sought nnd Found the Spirit
of Christmas in the City of tho Caesars
By JOSEPH II. ODELL
IT I MIGHT spend Christmas flay In Beth
lehem, visit the Church of tho Nativity,
wander out over tho fields and sit a while with
a shepherd keeping watch over his flock, and
then, making a wide circuit, como back Into
the llttlo town by tho road presumably trav
eled by tho Magi, I might, or I thought I
might, enter into tho leal spirit of tho great
Christian festival But it was not to be. I
was detained In Rome, with no possibility of
leaving Thero would bo no family circle in
which the old Yulctldo customs aro per
petuated. Thero was not even a friend upon
whom I might call. But Rome, tho capital of
tho Vicar of Christ, tho place in which Jesus
of Nazareth was first enthroned why should
not Romo glvo me a true Christmas, free of
the pagan trappings that It has picked up
from various lands?
I began tho day early, bent only upon find
ing the Christmas spirit and qulto confident
that I should find it. But where? Of course,
obviously not in tho Forum, for that was as
sociated In my mind with Cicero, with sena
tors, consuls, tribunes and tho Caesars. Not
In thn nearby Temple of Augustus, the Basil
ica of Julia, the Temple of Saturn, tho frag
ment of tho Temple of Castor and Pollux or
under tho shadows of the Arch of Titus. As,
I hastened past With questioning mind my
feet Involuntarily carried me toward the
Colosseum, and it was not until tho splendid
luln came Into view that I realized that prob
ably not another building In the whole wide
world could carry mo farther uway from tho
spirit and message I sought than that vast
And yet Instinctively I was avoiding the
churches. It seemed to mo that Christmas, the,
birthday of ono born in a stable, could never
bo truly reproduced by vested choirs and gor
geous altars, and elaborate rituals, and for
mal processions. Peter was as near to Jesus
as any one, and Romo was full of Peter, but
the fisherman had become ofilclallzed and, ex
cept for the Incident of tho via Appla, tho
"Domlne, quo vadls," I did not know where
to find the Peter of real flesh and blood. As
that vvas nearest to what I sought "l went
thither and found the little church of "Quo
Vadls." But It wns mute. And It was not
until I had gone farther still, even as far
as the Catacombs, that I thought how St.
Paul first saw Rome as he marched a pris
oner along the Applan way. So I turned
about and moved toward the city, trying to
imagine the thoughts of tho Apostle as ho
marched toward the home of the Caesars with
the message ot his Master burning In his
Unaltered After 30 Centuries
The landscape could not have changed en
tirely, The road on which I walked had not
altered Us course In SO centuries, and frpm
Us elevated points one could sea fragments
of the noble aqueducts and the ruins of an
cient tombs and temples and villas. It told
one ot Hannibal, who traversed It with his
Carthaginian conquerors; of the messengers
who brought the story of the fatal battle of
Phllippl, of triumphant Titus returning from
Jerusalem, of Aurellan and his cohorts with
Queen Zenoblo. as a captive It was thronged
with great figures and vocal with the noise
of world,makng events, but It was silent
about Christ, and It was the spirit of His
birth I sought.
I was back In the city and near to the
Simple, erect, severe, austere, sublime.
Shrine of all saints and teropl$ of all gods.
But Its classic front was forbidding and I
had not the heart to enter. Neither could I
force myself into St. Peter's that day. An
American, with his mind full of the thoughts
of home and trying to find some touch pf the
aweet simplicity that had always been asso
ciated with Christmas, would hardly seek it
in the spacious splendor and overpowering
magnitude of the pontlfleal cathedral. It
was a palace, and I was seeking a stable or
something m hnmbja.
Of course. I did not find what I sought
twastly. But a little later a sweat bat sad,
faoed woman, passed me, trying t hasten the
steps of two, children. Without Intention I
follewtsd, and they entered Jjt. John It
eran. I hwKatad at first, but, thinking f
tb quiet aloigtws and t& eurnasslngly beau
tiful baptistery, I ssamod to fet that ley
might give n at laast a suitable place In
whtan to nurse my disappointment and thlak
Sue UHjlde of t gwiws ohureh I found
what I bad sU5t ad, dwpalrsd g JUnltas
tha spirit at Cewtta. I saw a asauUful
stroon p?aaav4. I y I saw tt, Vcau taa
crowd wa toe gt far a lau sonar to
ftt within WW the sraaeWs wards, aad
Up aartaoa was in tonpi of vblea ! knew
Jy arat Ha was a monk and not
a say oMar Uav yuan, hi two, was
batfcs Ui Uw mtt ugat that atraaiMd
thrwufh fm ms&ml, & rteh vvisroi wtu
ENOUGH FOR ALL!"
dow; his voice, ns It reached the edge otjbi
standing congregntion, was mellow and giS
tlo and Joyous.
I know It vvas a beautiful sermon, fuiTjt
tender emotion and chiding love, laden wltff
thn anlrlt nf Plirlalmno lior.ni.BA If o..V?
gcntlo and gracious response In that tvpjcalj
Roman nudlencc. Onco a smile rippled over
nil tho faces, as f.ough a door had une
pectedly been flung open and they ftere "bld-1
den to enter a long-closed palace. And once,
w hen tho preacher's finger pointed toward the
glowing window, all oyes followed it, as if
they expected one of the celestial figures to
flutter down Into their midst. Occasionally
neighbor would turn to neighbor and nod, as
If a cherished but unuttered hopo had been
confirmed. Ono woman, with n gorgeous silk
scarf about her head, held a child upon her
shouldor, and whon a surly looking man by
her side icliovcd her of the burden, she looked
surprised and grateful, patted him affec
tionately upon tho arm, and turned again
eagerly to tho preacher. By my side two
rough-looking men stood together and Insen
sibly drew nearer and thon to my surprise
and apparently unconsciously, one slipped
his hand Into tho other's and kept it thero
until tho end of tho sermon. A rather flerco
looking mustached soldier lifted a little boy
onto his shoulder for a momont, that the
youngster might havo a glimpse of the
preacher. As the sermon continued, the hard
lines and tho settled shadows seemed to van
ish from every face, and peaco and good will
fell like a benediction mpon the listening
throng. Truo, I did not understand a vvod,,!
but I felt that I had round tho spirit and tne
meaning of Christmas, and as I left tho great
church I gavo all my small change to a lame
beggar, who Importuned mo nt the portal.
PJum DufT at the Trout
Trom the Now York Tlroea.
Tho genuine plum puddings, with the al
monds andthc holly and the rest of It. are I
going to the front this week by battalions, A.,
Christmas Puddliur Fund was started om?7
tlmo ago by one nt the nevvspapors in LonuonJ
nnd in no time at an 4bo puuuings oui oi wis
r.nn rmt.-oil fnr were subscribed. In audition.
to these, hundreds of prlvato puddings are.
mnitlne their wu toward the firing line witn
those greetings 6f love and gaety and cour-3
age that are supposed to aid In keeping a sUXI
O UTILE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM
0 little town of Bethlehem,
How still wo see thee lie;
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
tho silent stars go oy;
Yet In thy dark streets shlneth
The everlasting Light:
The hopes and fears of all the years
Aro met In thee tonight.
For Christ Is born of Mary;
And gathered all above.
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wondering love.
Q morning stars, together
Proclaim Thy holy birth;
And praises sing to God, the King,
And peace to men on earth.
How silently, how silently.
The wondrous gift is given!
So God Imparts to human hearts
The blessings of His heaven.
No ear may hear His coming,
But in this world ot sin.
Where meek souls will receive Him still.
tiio aear unriat enters In.
O holy Child of Bethlehem,
Descend to us, we pray;
Cast out our Bin, and enter Jn
Be born in us today.
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell,
O come to us, abide with us,
Our Lord Emmanuel.
Phillips Brooks (18691,
A CHRISTMAS CARMEN
Sound over all waters, reach out from all Ian
The chorus of voices, the clasping of handji
tsing nymns mat wero sung by the stars s
Elng songs of the angels when Jesus was bofj
vvun giau jubilations
Blng hope to the nations'
The dark night Is endlnir and dawn has bex
Rise, hope of the ages, arise like the sua
ah epecQii now jo music, an nearts peat as
Sine the bridal of national with rimrali of lof
omg oui me war-vuttura and sing Jn the OOJ
-nu ine nearts or tne peoples keep time.fl
And tho voice of the world Is the voice of i
Clasp lands ot the nations
In strong gratutatlona.
The dark night is endlnir and dawn has
Rise, hope of the ages, arise like the sun.
All f cash flaw to rouslo, all hearts beat as
Blow, bugles of battle, the marches of pea
aasi, wsst, norm ana south let the long i
Sing the urns of great Joy that the J
Bleg of gkwy to God aad of good-will to I
The heavens band o'er ual
The dark night U andlng and dawn has bU
,, wnw me age, ansa like tne sw
AH ftjMaah flow to musie, Bu. hearts bsat as i
'-Jean Oreenleaf Whltt!
JBSUS AND JOAN
Wnaa Juus graeisd Joan ta the aftar-twil
" w9 itucib)i kio4 tne Hurnw.
anaa Miuy iue spoke tegstbsr.
They two as' branded nith Ufa
But tftto uul at oil of cross '!
Or th cla trout tbsui of Ood
But be waa lander w tba uul ot tn
wao isareaa au mdm 4b ta tr
! Pit Ut 0
Taa faggot tn Rean too
Utlllto,,, a L. .j-w.M