The Patton courier. (Patton, Cambria Co., Pa.) 1893-1936, December 22, 1898, Image 6

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    vote, of the House of Tee.
ntatives in New Zealand granting an
pension is varionsly received
in England, but on the whole more
favorably than could have been ex-
pected. The New Zealand scheme
takes as ‘poor,’ persons having less
an $3.12 per week, and to such, if
five years of age, a pension
f $1.68 is granted, making a maxi-
num income of $4.80 per week, New
1d is hardly more than a half
r old, and its population is still
all and widely scattered, so that
much light is likely to come from
the experiment there that can he of
any value to the mother country. But
that an English-speaking community,
even st the antipodes, and in condi-
s 80 unlike those of other peoples,
try sn experiment of this sort
- at. It is enough to muke
economists of the last generation
turn in thelr graves.
; ih the amigration of the las
fiscal year down to less than 230,000,
| showing a decrease from the pre-
year in spite of our prosperity,
of the tronblesome questions
pected with immigration seem to
be ina fair way to settle themselves,
the New York World That
re is still » large number of unde-
le immigrants is shown by the
of their illiteracy and por-
Of those over fourteen years of
41,007 could neither read nor
le, and of the whole number 96,203
eas thei $30 apiece. No Euro.
‘country would permit us to send
immigrants of this deseription,
no illiterate or pauper is a desir:
addition to our population.
the average standing of our im-
pte is steadily improving, and
represent. a total increase of
#8 than one-third of one per cent.
onr ip of population they cannot
he street railways in thet city.
ded that electricity is the
'® power and that the over.
raion system is the best.
aud four electric tramway
ln to be used by the
bd SOmPADY | on ¥ payment
(T was the day be.
i fore Christmas, |
and the snow was
falling thick and
fast. Among the
people who hast
ened along the!
streets of a large |
Western city, was |
a lady, mccom.
bd panied by two
little girls, appar-
ently twins, All
were poorly clad,
and shivered, as
the cold wintry |
| “this
watched the children in the shop, was
wind rushed
down the nearly |
deserted street.
“Oh! msmma
dear,” cried one
of ihe little girls, as they were ap- |
proachisg a large shop, where many
vely holiday toys were displayed,
must be one of Santa Claus’
oes go in,” pleaded the other
little girl, 1 do =o want to see all the
nice i "
“My dear children," said the mother,
sadly, “I can get none of the pretty
books or toys for you; I wish I could,
but, you know, we are very, very
“Well we could just look at ‘em, if
we can’t have "em," they cried
“Well, my dears, you shall see
them," said their mother, gently.
“Oh! mamma.” one of them ex-
claimed, “1 just wish I could have a
nioe dolly, just like this one, that the
lady has just laid down here; why, do
you know, mamma, it shut ils eyes
inst as tight as I do when I go to
“Ab! Bessie, my dear child,” said
her mother, ‘I am afraid youn will only
be discontented when you get home.
“No, no, 'm—only just wishing,”
said little Bessie,
All this time a young girl had been
standing near, watching the children
and writing in a note book.
“Come, children,” said the mother
at last, ‘we must be going now, it is
nearly four o'clock.”
The little gronp passed out, and the
young girl followed them.
“Mamma,” said Jessie, ‘what would
you like to have for a Christmas pres.
Molly Dean, the young girl who had |
olossly following them; she hastened
° ling stock and under
igement of the tramways.
in the natare of s compromise
gen the city and the company,
had bean | granted a concession
| the public schools in
neh the same coadi-
: the great majority of
ip found in some
are ten years of age,
‘ socentuated when they
| written down, all ready when she re-
{ for at the same time.
| the city, and rushed into the library,
her steps that she might hear the
mother's answer. The mother sighed
as alice auswered her little danghter's
“Ab! wy dear, if [ could bave your
pa back again, I would be satisfied.
But the sea seldom gives back its
dead.” She added, a moment later,
ax if to herself: “Not my will, dear
Lord, but Thine.”
Molly followed them into an slley-
way. e street was dirty, sud the
hotiaes w were poor. Tha children and
thetr mother nntered one of the small-
est houses. Molly looked Shout ber
curiously; she bad never been in such
a place belore, although she was
nearly sixteen. Soon she rd and
hastened back to the shop. She
handed her note-book to a clerk, tell
ing him to bave the articles, she had
turned for them, which, she said,
would be in the evening. She also
told him she wonld send some Nao
purchases there, which she would call
“Dear me,” she thought, as she
hastened homeward, “I wish I sould
give that lady ber busband. I ean
give the hry A all they wished for,
but her wish I am powerless to grant.”
She entered a handsome stone
house in the most aristocratic part of
where agentleman sat reading.
“Oh, Unels Dick!” she cried,
eagerly, “1've got some work for you
to do.”
| “What is it, my huckleberry?”
asked her uncle in a teazing tone, as
be pulled her onto his knee.
He was a tall man, whose naturally
sad face always brightened when he
Was speaking to her; for she was his
te niece. And she thought there
big white fur coat (when
dark). And then you'd
both children,
said Molly, “I want you to |
‘whiskers and wig
| Just then Molly Sawe in
i been waiting at the
your Aunt Litey.”
! whiskers, some greatlong, white ares,
{and take a nice big sack, and thet |
Swell bt 1 guess I won't tell you
| the rest just now
“Ob! ho! I goess 1 see!
going to make a Santa Clans of ine ©
“Don’t ask any questions, but ns?
do as I tell you to." said Molly
When it was quite dark, Molly and |
{her uncle started out to make their
“What a SPlesaid Santa Clans he |
does make,” thought Molly, as they
walked along They went to ‘The
Star,” and Mr. Dixon (Molly's uncle)
got a vehicle to take himsell and
Molly, with their many packages, to =
the poor little house in the alley.
After Bessie and Jessie had helped
their mother wash the supper dishes!
that evening, they got ready for bed,
and then hung up their stockings. |
Then their mother called them to
her for the little avening talk. T hey |
talked of the father, whom tha chil
dren could not remember. He had |
You're |
to think yon are my econsine.
inever knew in"
j lina Knees, and Molly and Mee. Dizon
‘wat, one on such side of hi.
Mr. Dizon told them
the vesse! sank, and for days hes had |
| befora he again stood npon his native
(of her trials and sorrow.
First, the ons, then the
and aot 0 a bey sad some
and candy. The little
shonting and
conld be,
Santa Clans, as the children called
him, turped at last to the mother, who
stood amaze.
“Madam,” he said. your wish was,
I believe, that your bs “hand miiaht
come back to you again’
The lady lerok ad amazed
you kpow my wish,” she asked
“Because 1 am that Christoias pres.
“he cried, as he tore off tha files
laughing, happy as
“Haw da i
« were |
HE children in
American antiouss
ly wait for Christ.
nas Eve to some,
that they may
| begin the im.
| portant ceremony
“of hanging
their siachings,
In wan
Mra “thei.”
She had |
Dixon only eried,
“Molly,” said ber nnele, “this jai
Molly Kissed lier aunt, then
hugged and kisted the twins,
she |
and I
Mr. Dixon took his little girls upon
the story of the
past few years
He has wrazped * floating spar when i
foated noon Fhe water. Finally a ves.
sel bound for the Indies picked him
He wan carried from home, in.
wt ead of toward it, and it was two years
Then Mre Dixon related the story |
They sat
{for a long time talking of the strangs |
| avents
| re reason,
| tan’t come antl it gets darker!
hie sad Sune and Kittie and Tom can't | —
etirb their impatience, and are deafto | Jon
Santa Clans's reindesr may |
“To think," evisd Molly, “how wa've
lived right in the same city all this |
time, sod within & ball mile of each
“Leet na thank God,” said Mr. Dixes.
{alder children's at the ands
{ mantel-abeall must be claarad, as wall
The Stupid thing Sits silent tare,
As 1# bound tightly fo hischarr!
The Stupid thing!
Had [ the nerve, what perfect bliss
From those red lips fo take akiss’ | |
Had | the nerve!
i ander it.
i ;
: a0 the floor wound it.
| genavoait ty munst not be restricted by
be yoi far i in the distance, bat their
art of the programmes shall no! be
delayed sncther instant,
Up go the stockings! A row swings
apon the mantel-shell in many a home,
The baby's ia in the middle, and the
Santa Clans's
| lek of apace to deposit his gifs,
The hittie German children oare
more for Christmas trees then stock-
Lings to hold their gifts. Santa Clans
does not come down the chimney for
them. But the window of the Christ.
mas-tres room im opened, that
‘“Koecht Rauaprecht” may have a
chance to adorn their frees,
And not only have they the largs
Christuas tree, but at esch one's
piste on Christmas morning is a tiny
tree. 8 perfect mininture eopy of the
fsrge ons, with a '"Christaas bor”
These little trees make the
tabla look Likes » garden, and are
pretty snough to give a hint worth
coppying. Little Gretehen and Haus
‘do not hang their stockings, thengh
sometimes they stand their wooden
| shoes
| birds’
well ax a pretty thonght
been a sailor. And one day he had |
sailed from port, leaving behind lus
wife and babies; bie bad gever re |
turned, and, in & few months, vews |
came that the Lady Gray, the vessel |
upon which he had sailed, had been
wrecked, A few months Ister the!
mother moved to another town. She |
supported her children by taking in
sewing. She resided there about fonr
years, then she went to this Western ©
hile the three were busily talking
there came a knock at tho door, The |
mother opened it; as she stood gazing |
out, 8 man came into the room. Hae
had snowy hair, aud a long white
beard, He was dressed in fur from
bead to foot.
“Santa Claus’! Santa Claus!” eried
When Mr.
the womwin before him he started to.
ward her, then stopped and looked at |
the children.
he asked, in a gruff voice.
FOn! we tried to be good,” said
“Then, said their visitor,
tell me your names.”
“My name is Bessie, and hers is
Jessie, and we're twins. Please, is
your name Santa Claus?”
But Santa Claus did not answer. He
threw down the great sack he carried,
1) reap and some false
| bank.
j envelopes, each bearing the nams of
the one who is to receive a mf. and
Dizon saw the face of | " = >
iin each ecavelope a “check
*‘Are there any good children here?” | follows:
and began to take <ut the things.
“for His great love and divine morey.”
They knelt down, and be offered up |
s prayer for their reunion. :
“We mast be going,” said Mr
Dixon, after prayer, as they still talked
Mrs. Dixon dressed herself snd the |
tehildren in the new warm clothes; they
locked the door of the little house,
and all entered the waiting carriage.
Thux they left the old life, of toil and
' poverty, for one in which they would |
: never know want,
A New Way of Distrivnting Presents,
Let one corner of the room where
the Christmas festivities are to take
place be fitted up as a postofMes, and |
another corner made to represent a
Have ready in the postoflice,
in favor
{of the one to.whom the envelope isi
‘addressed, This check may read as |
Nowra Pore, Christmas, 187,
fxow Frosy & Co, Bankers,
Pay to the Order of Harry Haw.
thomae one pal Gf skates.
Basra Crave,
vu Rw
Also have ready in the bank the
presents which are to be given, each
one properly desigoated. On the
evening of the festival let the post.
master call out the names upon the
envelopes one by one, and each child
or person, as his name is called, go to
the office and receive his check. He
may thon take it to the bank, and pre-
senting it to the cashier, receive his |
An Exquisite Effect.
While the candle in the socket is
still the common method of lighting
the Christmas tree, a most exquisite
eflect is produced by the use of tiny
incr~descent lights, when expense
need not be taken into consideration.
These are scattered all over the tree,
and protected by small glass globes.
A slight pressare of the lever, and the |
tree bursts into rosy, radiant bloom. |
A OA 3 NS AN Hp WB sn
A Good Pair, |
The Hou. Abraham Lincoln Brick |
has been elected to Congress from In-
diana. He would make a good pair |
with Mr. Mudd, of Maryland. — Bich-
mond Times,
for bad cue
and singing of earods, the singers go-
Cc Britta gifts at each,
fashioned customs are kept up the
i Yale log 1a palied ia and lit with mn shal
{ caremsony and rejoicing.
tress and gifts are cosunoun there as
{mas dee
| to
{ has always been sacred to Christmas,
IA sprig of it 1s a talistoan
and dont
ast ‘fora Christmas be as goad a8 yer kin
in couvenienl spots, that the
Christ ehuld may Si then
[he Christmas tree is favored
thronghont all the Northern countries
of Europe. Norway amd Sweden,
Prussia and Poland slike delight in
elaborately dressed trees coverad with
gifts for young and old A pretty
Swedish custom ix to provide a Christ.
Cans dinner as a Cheintoaas tres for the
whose dinners are scarce in
wibier in that snow coverad region.
A shoal of wheat or cova is tied to The
op of a high pols erscted in front of
thie house for the birds’ convenients.
Be sure it is soon sarrounnded by the
cuattering thaokin! recipisnts. The
Christmaas tree is a kind as
The hte alias boys and girls do not
hear ax pretey a legend as Santa Clans
and bir reindesr. Nurse tells them
often of Old Balfana, whe comes rid.
ing aloag on her broomstick, and who
will leave presents for good ehildren,
bat who jay! aa surely carries a rod
Eve ix nsh-
of bells
Io Eogland, Christisa
in with the ringing
fram hoase to house, sollscting
Whara old:
eixswhere, and our enston of Christ.
nach grester extent. The holly
to conjuie |
up « long procession of Christos |
days and Christmas feasting The
story of Christmas, in both its sacred |
and 124 merry meaning, is told ia a
thousand ways and a thousand tongues
FRG mg in AE
mow |
Send for Het of tesfimmrninin Add
i berstrnnd Fev dye ¥
: We, Me.
: Cheshire
41 IL. RA 175 to be negotiable and a
Pit is also held that it passes with the
| title to the instrament, ES
| who, with
standing on a siding near a station,
: to cross the maln
Will ¢ welts alee ppll
catinns, 1nd make the
mi bs Haber gad strong,
i A
Ca =
m10e Reward. S100.
The readers of this paper will be cased
that There fu #1 jeast ane dread 4» wd
Hsu that science han been able ta garein
#44 sod tht is Catarrh, Hall all's Cater!
¢ andy pesdtive cure BOW gnaw
i fraternity.
{ahs any of
ing the founda
| the patient strength by butiding ap Pow ¢ £9
§owtitntion snd
assdating Eatupe in
The proprictanrs have so pu
toes posers that they
milters for any case that it fat
¥. J Onesey & Co, Tole
Sold hve Drrogginte, |
Fails Family Pilla are the ent, 2
In Turkey the Sultan is by tradition
1% hair and beard
Fdoeate Your Bowels With Cascarets
Candy Sathartle, eure constipation fore we
CC C fail, drugeists refund mona
An anrestricted saaranty af pay
ment indorsed on 4 negotiable instru
ment is held in Commercial bank v8
Provident Institute (Kat),
The “heirs” who are entitled "to &
| Fight of action for the death of a pers
son under I Hill's (Wash) vod» see
tion 138 are held, in Noble vs. Seattis
{Wash j, 40 I. R.A. 522, to {neclade the
widow and children only, and not (0
: inci
de the parents of the deceassd,
A statute reducing the lien or charge
3 & Judgment against the estate of
| person of a jndgment debtor and pro~
hibiting the renewal thereof for more
than one year alter the act takes affect
is held in Bettman vs. Cowley {Wash )
R. A S13 to be an voomnatitoe
tional impairment of the obligation of
rontradts 20 far a9 it applies to those
made before the statute was passed,
A person holding a mileage ticket,
intent to board a trai8
without going to the station, attempts
line, is beld, in
Southern Raliroad company vs Smith
be no! u passenger to whom the carrier
Owes extraordinary care or diligence,
but only one of the general public
entitled to ordinary care, if he has
done nothing to notify any of the of
flears or agents of the carrier that he
Is a4 prospective AERATRSr,
Supe Look Wack Alike
The Japanese are curiously alike
physically. Recent measurements tak.
sn of an infaatry regiment showsd no
variation excapt two inches Ia height
or twenty pounds in weight
Are your nerves weak?
Can't you sleep well? Pain
in your back? x ?
| Appetite poor? i h
| bad? Boils or pimples? FF &
These are sure signs of BY
poisoning, I
From what poisons? »
From poisons that are al-
wavs found in constipated
bowels. =
if the contents of the
bowels are not removed from
the body each day, as nature
intended, these poisonous P
| substunces are sure to be
absorbed into the dlood, al- P
WAYS causing suffering and
frequently causing severs PP
There is a common sense |
sratios with greens ia carried |
to bright-eyed, listening babies. But |
of all the marvelous legends told,
Santa Clans and his reindeer still
seems the quaintest aud prettiest
Jest Fore Christmas.
For Christmas, with its lots and lots of ¢
dies, sakes and toys,
Was made, they say, for proper kids,
sot for panghty bors;
50 wash your fave an” brush your Latr,
mind your p's and q's,
ust out yer pantaloons,
don't wear oul yoar shows:
Ray “Yessum™ to the ladies, an’
tote men,
An’ when they's company, don't pass yous
plate for ple agalia;
But thinkin’ of the ap yor’
spon that tree,
yen :
ald Lo se
~Eugens Filed,
Werking on Santa's Sympathy,
You toe 4
| Farms for Sate?
oof $i cheapest Facns
send <tamp get fall desert
igh tion and drive
in 5
atria Cin, AX
pi Sout state in the Hon o SENET In the
When Santa Clans sees that layou!,
we will surely be touched.
The mignonette in the national |
flower of Spain.
NG |
_defterson. ‘Aentanate Ca hia.