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Ford C. Frick
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y uuHN DICKINSON SHERMAN
IMSTMAS KVI3 the students of tlio
General Theological seminary in Now
York City, the largest training school
for the ministry of the Protesting
Kplscnpiil church, will gather in their
dining linil inul with appropriate cere
monies will wreathe holly about an
old nortralt that hangs on the wall.
riic portrait Is that of Clement CInrk
Monro (17S1-1SG3), n founder of tho
emlnnry who gave It the whole block
lir,ii8 Chelsea square. Moreover,
from IS'-'l to lS.riO be was the professor
of liiblleal learning and was professor -emeritus
from then until ids death.
And in addition lie compiled a "lie
brew and English Lexicon" (1800). tho
first to he published In this country.
Tills notable scholar and dignified the
ological professor was born in New
York City, the grnndson of MaJ.
Thomns Clark, a retired olllcer of tho
British army, and son of the lit. Rev.
Benjamin Moore, third president of
Columbia university and second bishop
of New York, lie studied for the min
istry, hut was not ordained.
Christmas dimming, nt 0:30 o'clock,
several hundred Sumlny school chil
dren maybe as many as n thousand
will march from the new Clinpcl or
the Intercession In New York City with
trumpeters and banners, singing
Christmas enrols as they go, and lay
great wreath on n toml m inmous
Trinity cemetery. This tomb 18
A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS
that of this same grave nnd reverend
professor of Illhllcnl learning and com
piler of a Hebrew lexicon. And this
memorlnl celebration Is now a fenturo
of Christmas day.
I Is likely that this Christmas the
theological students and tho Sunday
school children will add special fea
tures to their memorial celebration. For
Clement Clark Moore Is, ns everybody
should know, the man who wrote
'"Twns the Night Before Christmas"
nnd this Christmas season Is the cen
tennial of the writing of the poem tbnt
lias gone around the world and is tho
delight of children wherever Santa
Clnus Is known. Of course there nro
lots of people who do not know who
wrote It. And tbnt's because it baa
become so much n pnrt of our Christ
mas tradition nnd literature that it
never occurs to them tbnt it lmd nn
author. It's like Mother Goose, you
December 23, 1823, the Troy (N. Y.)
Sentinel printed tho now famous poem
with the title, "A Visit From St. Nlch
nlns." The name of tho author was
The Jolly Jingle met with instant
appreciation. Other newspapers pub
lished it. City after city all over the
country copied It. It was published
in mngnzines. Next it went Into the
public school readers. Then came
speclnl editions of tho poem, illustrated
by artists who had mado n name by
their pictures for children. Finally
It was translated Into many languages.
Now It may be heard almost all over
And all this time the name of tho
author was unknown. The fact Is that
Professor Monro was not exactly
pleased over the publication of the
poem nnd its world-wldo popularity
caused him to shrink from claiming
You see,' lie had nothing to do with
Its orlglnnl publication. Tho poem
was written for ills children nd wns
, strictly for family use. Bu$ in tho
winter of 1822, shortly after tho poem
wns written, tho family bad as a visitor
tho eldest dnugliter of Rev. Dr. David
Butler, rector of St. Paul's church,
Troy. To her ono of Clement Moore's
little dnughters read tho poem. Tho
visitor was delighted, with the poem
By CLEMENT C. MOORE
J rrtWAS the night before Christmas, when all
I through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mama in her kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, .
I sprang from my bed to sec what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Qave a luster of midday to objects below;
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
IJut a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer,
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
Mora rapid than eagles his coursers they came.
And he whistled and shouted, and called them by name:
"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Pranccr and Vixen!
On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Dondcr and Blilzcn!
To the top of the porch to the top of the wall!
Now dash away, dash away, dash away all!"
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the housetop the coursers, they flew,
With tho sleigh fxdl of toys and St. Nicholas, too.
And then in a twinkling I heard on the roof
The. prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur from his head to his.foot, (
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening iw pack.
His eyes, how they twinkled! his dimples, how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry;
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow.
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his eclh,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly
That shook, when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.
He was chublfy and plump a right jolly old elf;
And I laughed, when I saw him, in spite of myself.,
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
Soon gave me to know 1 had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, '
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney ho rose.
He sprang to his sleigh, to hii team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle;
Hut 1 heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight: .
"Happy Christmas to al, and to all a good-night!"
A MODERN KRISS KRINGLE .
By HAROLD BARNES
Kriss Kringle laughs with a merry glee;
"I'll fool the children this year," says ho;
"They think 1 am coming with deer and sleigh,
And jingle of bells, in the same old way.
"But I'll do it" he says, with a knowing wink,
As ho opens his hangar and what do you think?
There stands in its shed like a waiting train
The finest brand of an aeroplane.
Shining and gleaming and new and spick
Just made to order for Old St. Nick.
and copied It Into her album. Then,
Just before Christmas of 1S23, she
sent a copy to the editor of tho Troy
Sentinel. And that's bow the verses
came to lie printed In the llrst place.
Clement Moore, like many a man
with a serious purpose In life, bad
a bobby which lie did not ride In pub
lic. Ills vocation was the teaching
of Biblical learning to theological stu
dents. Ills avocation was writing po
etry for the edlllcatlnn and pleasuro
of his children. As for the children,
they thought their father's verses were
the best fun in all tho world. He un
derstood so well their likes nnd dis
likes and sympathized so keenly with
their Joys and griefs. Sometimes the
poems contained a moral that could
be applied right at home. But In gen
eral the verses were Just sheer, clear
Clement Moore, ns bo related In Int
er years, first beard the story of St.
Nicholas as told In the poem from n
Jolly hit Dutchman who lived near
bis boyhood home. The Dutchman had
beard the story when n boy in Hol
land. Well, when the Christinas of 1822
drew near Clement Mooro thought lie.
would write n Christmas poem as a
present for his children. And he
picked out the Dutchman's story of
St. Nick as the subject. The Moores
lived In n big house on a hill that
sloped to the Hudson. The ground
was nil covered with snow. There wns
a great fireplace where the Christinas
stockings were bung. The setting was;
Just right. So one evening Clement
Mooro sat down In front of a cheerful
blaze in tho big fireplace and (tiegan
the verses that will Keep his fame
Immortal iih long as there are chil
dren and Christmas Is celebrated. '
Clement Mooro wns n very modesti
man and his personal feeling about
the verses bo wrote for Ids children
wns that they had little merit except
as verses for children and for bis
own children. And for that reason
lie was reluctant to disclose his au
thorship. Finally, in 1SIJ. he did pub
lish a "Collection of Poems," which
Included "A Visit From' St. Nicholas."
In tho records of the General Theo
logical semlnnry Is the following testi
monial from Its faculty to tho sterling
worth of their associate:
"Wo recognize In 1 1 1 tit one whom God
has blessed with selected gifts; warm
hearted in friendship, genial In society,
kindly nnd considerate to all; pos
sessed of fine literary tastes, poetic
Instincts and expressiveness, and of
cheerful humor withal ; at the snme
time well accomplished In severer stud
ies and resolute for more laborious
Undertakings, ns bis learned works In
Hebrew grammar and lexicography dis
"A Visit From St. Nicholas" Is hero
with reprinted In full. And no apology
Is mado for reproducing n poem that
millions of children and grownups,
too know by heart. It's not hard
work nt Christinas tlmo to run over
tho old, familiar Hues they're good
rending yet for the oldest and crusti
est of us.
Tho few lines of verso below, print'
ed just for the contrast, nro tho be
ginning of n clever Twentieth centurj
version from the Philadelphia Publh
Ledger In which an up-to-date St. Nlci
travels by airplane.
THE STORY OF THE
JUT A NY, many years ago, when tho
AVX world was young, and tho Chosen
People lived In happiness In tho
shadow of the Great Peak which point
ed the way to Heaven, therj wns bom
to the Chief of the Tribe a daughter.
This daughter grew to womanhood,
and was much loved, bj all the mem
bers of the tribe, for she was the most
beautiful girl in all the world. Her
hair was as black as tho clouds of
night ; her eyes as deep nnd as blue as
the sky. Her skin was white and not
red like Unit of the Indians who knew
her. Her voice was as soft as tho
south wind and as sweet as tho volco
of the birds that sang to her from tho
trees. And from nil around, from near
and far, came the warriors of tho
tribes to woo her nnd claim her for
As she grow older her fame spread,
and even distant tribesmen came to
look upon her and to love her. Her
father's lodge was tilled with precious
gifts which they brought bows and
arrows, and skins and wampum and"
beads and war Jackets and nil tho
other precious things which they pos
sessed. IJut the maiden loved nil the wnr
rlors alike, and none of them would
she marry though they asked her
many times; until finally there enmo
to tho tribe a Dakotah from tho North,
and when he had wooed the maiden
for many moons, and sho still refused
blm, lie became angry. One night hu
crept to the chief's lodge, where tho
maiden was sleeping, nnd stole tho
maiden away and momtcd on bis
horse and rodo into the Hast.
When tho tribesmen discovered
what had happened, they mounted on
their ponies and started In pursuit
and for many days and many nights
they continued the chase, until nt last
they came upon tile warrior as ho was
crossing the Great River to the east
ward. When tho warrior saw that ho
was captured, he drew bis knife from
its sheath nnd plunged It Into tho
maiden's heart, and so she died. And
then tho warrior himself fell upon the
So tho tribesmen, with sorrow and
tenrs, carried the maiden home nnd
laid her down nt the door to her fa
ther's lodge, and the whole trlbo wept
nnd would not bo comforted. Finally
tho Manltou, seeing their grief, ap
peared to the fathers of tho trlbo nnd
to them he said:
"Grieve not my children, tbnt your
daughter Is lost to you. For I am
your father and 1 will look over you,
nnd your daughter I will tnko with mo
to live In the Happy Hunting Ground
where she enn look down upon you
nnd see you nnd love you. And ns n
token of my promise, I will lenvo with
you n blgn by which you will know
that tho beautiful maiden is with me
As lie spoko be stooped to n stream
and drew a gourd of water and this
lie sprinkled upon tho dend body of
the maiden; nnd when the water fell,
there was a great cloud enmo down
upon tho earth, and from tho cloud
eimio two birds and these picked up
the body of the mnldcn nnd flew away
with It to the westward where was tho
summit of tho grent peak whero lived
tho Manltou. And where the body had
lain, there sprang up three flowers,
and in their center they were blue ns
the eyes of the maiden who hnd gone,
and at their outer edges they were ns
white und beautiful ns her skin.
And all about other flowers sprang
up, until the hills nnd the plains wero
dotted with them, and sv wns tho col
umbine born. Now each Indian knows
that tho columbine is the flower of
Manltou, telling his promiso to the In
dians, nnd they know, too, that It
sprang from the -spirit of the beautiful
Hidden who was killed byt the llcrco
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registers. GuestB who uso this method
aro mostly salesmen. Ono traveling
man at n New York hotel said bo had
adopted the rubber stump in plnco of
the pen because his signature was al
most Illegible and ho was constantly
unnoyed by clerks who telephoned to
his room to get Ills correct name.
Other traveling salesmen uso tho
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tion to the probable amount that will
bo produced during tho current year in
lava. Recent estimates mado this fall
give figures turgor than those made
earlier In tho year, as the prolongation
of tho rainy sensou lias bad no Injuri
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The real tiling In the Greenwich vil
lage studio now Is the hilly gont. Thoso
who profess to know go so far as to
state that the village girls, when they
go out to show their smocks and
bobbed hair, won't carry a Poke or a
Pom, but will .lend a goat. Thoso who
have them say they are easier to cure
for than a dog, the upkeep not being
so heavy, dug to a goat's digestion, and
that they are kind and companionable.
There are other advantages, that of
garbage disposal, even to cans, being
one. Then again, the owner of n goat,
particularly if the studio Is small, will
never be lonesome. little observation
from the Sixth or tho Ninth avenue
elevated from Fourteenth street en'
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