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  2. CHRISTMAS HYMN.

    By Alfred Domett, Premier of New Zealand, 1802-03. Tho Christmas Hymn was first published In "Blackwood's Magazine" In April, 1837, and at the time was highly praised by ...

    Article : 418 words
  3. CHRISTMAS CONUNDRUMS.

    What heats a good wife? A bad husband. What tree is expressed by two letters? I-V. ...

    Article : 962 words
  4. CHRISTMAS FRIVOLITIES.

    "Now, Tommy," said his mother, giving her final instructions before he left for the Christmas party, "remember. If you're asked to have something you want, ...

    Article : 62 words
  5. FAMILY PARTY DIVERSIONS

    A good deal of fun can be managed quite simply when the christmas feast is over if only we have the necessary knowledge to introduce new and ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 177 words
  6. CHRISTMAS CHATTER

    There can be no question about the motion aroused in our breast by a flaming pudding, a frizzling turkey, smiling, shining faces, crackers, ...

    Article : 142 words
  7. MAKING-UP FOR CHRISTMAS THEATRICALS.

    To-day amateur theatricals play a very Important part in the Christmas festivities, and the following suggestions should be found helpful to the ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 1,265 words
  8. NOT JUST WHAT SHE MEANT.

    Tho lady had just been Introduced to her partner at a Christmas dance and was talking to him vivaciously. "Tell me," she said, "who is that terribly ...

    Article : 63 words
  9. TOO-HEAVY STICK.

    Take a stick of wood In your hand and say: "Now you see this piece of wood; well, the person who tries to carry it out of the room will find the ...

    Article : 100 words
  10. THE BROTHERHOOD.

    At Christmas time all men are brothers, united, not by a common wrong, as in wars or committees, but by a common belief ...

    Article : 313 words
  11. CURATE'S PLAN.

    A clergyman, called suddenly away end unable to officiate at the Christmas services in his own church, entrusted his new curate with the duty. On his ...

    Article : 96 words
  12. A TURKEY TALE.

    "Where there's a woman there's a way," is the moral of a story told by Lord knutsford of the London Hospital. The story is rather long, but must not ...

    Article : 407 words
  13. THE DISAPPEARING GLASS.

    This Is a good Joke with a tumbler which will cause much amusement. Take a stifflsh newspaper, and with it cover the glass, allowing a good spread ...

    Article : 254 words
  14. ACCOMPLISHED MINISTER.

    Church service was over on Christmas morning, and three prominent members walked homo together, discussing the sermon. ...

    Article : 64 words
  15. HIS CHRISTMAS JOKE.

    Passenger (to railway guard) : "How for is Dublin from Cork ?" Guard: "One hundred and sixty- five miles, sir." ...

    Article : 91 words
  16. CHEER UP!

    He: I was sorry that you were not a home yesterday when I called o.. called on Christmas Eve. " . . She: Yes, I should have enjoyed ...

    Article : 354 words
  17. CURIOUS CHRISTMAS CHARITIES.

    Charity is a jewel of many facets, some of the least known and most curious of which are displayed only at Christmas. ...

    Article : 481 words
  18. SURPRISED THE POSTMAN.

    It was the day after Christmas and the hard-working postman ploughed his way through snow and a cold wind, a sack of unusual size on his ...

    Article : 161 words
  19. THE BE-WITCHING WITCH.

    Having finished the Marathon, race in the drawing-room; introduce your confederate (and possibly your sweetheart) the witch. Having entered the room ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 203 words
  20. CHRISTMAS TREE NOVELTIES.

    During tho lost few years Christmas trees for the children have been less numerous than of yore, partly owing to the expense Involved, partly to the ...

    Article : 450 words
  21. AS A WARNING.

    On the counter of the Christmas bazaar stood the usual horrors which an unscrupulous world insists on giving poor kiddies as "toys.". There ...

    Article : 139 words
  22. MISTLETOE BOUGH.

    The mistletoe is a parasitic plant. attempts to raise mistletoe from earth have falled. It was originally found growing ...

    Article : 276 words
  23. TACKS FOR SANTA CLAUS.

    Johnny seemed very excited on Christmas morning—so excited, Indeed, that his mother could not make him out at all. He did not seem to be ...

    Article : 193 words
  24. A BLOODLESS THRUST.

    It seems a big thing to pass a weapon, through a person's body, but this is how it can be done apparently. In describing this most startling of ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 244 words
  25. YULE LOG.

    Burning the Yule log is an ancient Christmas ceremony Instituted, it Is said, by our Scandinavian ancestors. In feudal tires the dragging of the log ...

    Article : 87 words
  26. THE CHRISTMAS TREE.

    All kinds of stories are told as to the origin of the Christmas Tree,. and several continental nations vie with each other as to owning the honour of ...

    Article : 149 words
  27. YULETIDE GIFTS.

    By the exercise of a little foresight and more than the usual amount of common sense a wise father made the winter a happy season for his three ...

    Article : 343 words
  28. JOVIAL ST. NICHOLAS.

    This is a game the little children will enjoy. One child is chosen to represent Jolly st. Nicholas, and stands in the centre of tho room. The other ...

    Article : 248 words
  29. GOOD OLD BROWN.

    Miss Ethel (at the Christmas party): "Mr. Brown, I understand you are a great botanist?" Brown (modestly): "I do know ...

    Article : 55 words
  30. STORY OF THE MISTLETOE.

    Romantic Scandinavians, in paying honour to their great god, Thor, built great fires called Jale or Yule fires The the flames towered through ...

    Article : 281 words
  31. PREPARED.

    I badly want a clockwork train, I want the rails to run it on too; I want a model aeroplane, Because' I like a top that's now. ...

    Article : 113 words
  32. VERY BUSY.

    "I am really delighted at the Interest my boy Tommy is taking: in his writing," said Mr. Hlckleby. "He spends two hours a flay at!" ...

    Article : 69 words
  33. CHRISTMAS GREETINGS.

    To the men of spirit unconquerable Who battle to shield our homes from hell, This tenderest greeting of love and ...

    Article : 183 words
  34. THE SOLE SURVIVOR.

    On leaving the harbour, the ship ran into a nasty, half-pitching, choppy sea, which was especially noticeable as the 25 passengers at tho captain's ...

    Article : 159 words
  35. SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS.

    When all tho earth is clad in white, And the winter frowns across the skies— " The world will yet seem fair to you. ...

    Article : 144 words
  36. THE FIRST CHRISTMAS PRESENTS.

    Research has revealed the fact that the earliest Christmas gifts were proffered nearly 2,000 years ago, and were received probably with the utmost ...

    Article : 160 words
  37. OLDEST CAROL.

    Last year's Christmas carolling w .more experimental than any sin the war, as far as South London w concerned. ...

    Article : 146 words
  38. OLDEST LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD.

    Gifts are words that men have spoken since the world began, propitiation being their first meaning—as with Cain and Abel—and their last; ...

    Article : 314 words
  39. A SEASONABLE REQUEST.

    Pawnbroker (looking out of window at 3 a.m. on Christmas morning)— "What the deuce do you mean by ringing my bell at this unearthly ...

    Article : 48 words
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  41. CHRISTMAS MIGRATION.

    Nearly every family takes a cottage once at least in a life-time, in the mountains or at the seaside, for Christmas. Whether the dose is repeated and becomes an annual one depends largely ...

    Article : 395 words
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