" .ji (inimil Ming in, ... jm', fuimii.,j'-?'- -u I ROM the rush nd bustle of busy i I J Ainerlrn city ilrwll. alive at 1 ll- thU MU,on of h uh - 1 I! Chrletma. hopper', hark to old I! f TZtu Nuremberg, In Germany, where MoSbtl ZrC ,h Chr'",m" ,',,rU ,a"'" ,h I II vi '" ru"n,l- where Banta Claua l fv II FTr epende ' orkln month! for j j TWfc.il the Joy of the world children ) f . VW -jfi7Vir ur"1 ,,,'P ' n"' ,oft a' v. k. .. Wtryis '"r th ,u,n,on nor T ? z L X unliilereetliig a a tndy. Com ' V ou ' your crowded alreel!, !. ' ' J ' ' lour people-packed atoree, leave ( rVVSt) brealhteae Chung after that t t troublesome "laat preaent,H and V f tur Into th quiet winding ilmti. Ihe Irregular i Illy paBsagee dovetailed by homoi older than any- , lhln In th otdnt part! of th. I'nlted Btste.. r i Houe rlaM abov houui full of a history as ronton- J Uo aa th proudest msnslon of our city street., I and yet marked by a simplicity and single hearted ! " wldom present In things modern. It la her f ,h tya ar mxli which you buy In your home f aoroai th lei. Her In th qulntnmia of th un- I nodnrn, th plaything ar Invented and lierfected 1 ' Tour restless, buoyant children. You read f "Mad In Oermany" wllh a akeptlral tilt of th j rbrow, but the fart remalna that by far th ; i fix- ' i3- ' I fL V 'i ' I'r; (ratter number of all th tuya manufactured oau from Nuremberg. Th ancient feudal city, around which rluntiT y , , lb grim trauitiona of in tuqulalilou and tb thrllllni plc of th time of Cbarlea V., baa for ( four hundred yeara or more been th center of Ui ohlldrcn' fairyland. It haa been and Ii th nucleu of Cbrlatn.aa bapplneaa for th youth V of ory plao to th Occident, and II charm 1 la th perpetual on of Joyoul creallon which d- IlKbta In plnnuluf the amuaement of little people. Ji In th farUirle thry will tell you lhat 71.000.- ffh 0o mark!' tllll.noo.noo) worth of pleaaur la at out from Nuremberg ery year, and that Isisio.OOO of thla eiport la for th benefit of ! Youifa America. Only a few year ago all of th rH' oiKwiyy labor for Uila Iminena production waa ' don byhand, and much of th Rnlahlng and tin ri laa( touiVea ar performed by apeclal artlata. I ' Krun oowln tb factorlea th old llrlt of an ' almoat conanrrated anthualum live and la vl- i dent In th Vfreat of h vlllag artlaana for I tholr craft Notlmerely th reason of bread and I ' butter g.Hi toward, the making of thoa marvel- I oua walking doll, 'thoa phenomenal apeaklng I plctur book, thoa Ihouaand and on gamea that 'v. ' I bar called for all th Imaginative aa wall aa ' practical gonlu of thea honeat (lerman peasant A' ' folk. Rather haa their anla.il Induatry called for ' and developed In thin a romanc. a enaltlvneaa J ' of perception which Is remarkable. , , rollow th lurching, worn curve of th Al- V brchl l)urerlraa. and you com to on of th 'r'ir ( S many houiea of thla Nuremberg aplrlt In a mln- , j I latur red roofrd bouse, wedged In among a nun- 1 y L V dred quat brown huta, llv two old men broth- ' jf I .rt, 0f alxly five and aevnty whose whit V" - hauls era constantly bent over amall circle! of ' ', i , ' j i " wood shaping, paring, carving, painting. ) V I All day thy lit ther. aomntlme! all night, t s I Ntolllng over th delicately ornamented dolla" . V j I I i llsbo Which perhaps you hav bought, aa a amall , I ', II i . .j" Inslgnlflrant thing. Juat thla afternoon for your I ' i A. amall daughter'! tree. . 1 1 , ' You looked at them careleaaly; they wer not I w niwclally original or attructlv. and you ahoved ' ,.' ' 1 ' "V t them Into your bag with a halfhesltatlug accept- ''i.' anoo, thinking that maybe they would pleas ca- V ' i prldous Ikirothy. How could you know that hack ' i' jVi In th village of Always Christina! old hnnda had I I ' faahloned thore trlvIM plato and pitchers, old - , ' ; . ' I '1 ya had Btmlned wllh loving anxloty ovr Ion ." ,J . ' ,li V trc,,rl" ' columbine, and old heurt had i ' s ; 4 warmed over thoa completed trill with th ; , ,V t' aaroo thrill of tb master palmer over his bii? -" t il. . k Hut thla wan true. Indeed, nearly all of th -- ; tfm' .' , .':(' ' Jl almplo wooden to) ! are constructed by hand. 111 ' A"J ' . some humblu volkshaua which goea to muke up ' T T " I i It til aKKregute creative furc of Sunt Clans' ' ' l' nil - A I , workshop. Tak the. tiny acta of aoMlers, the '-' tf 'ir.'' S I i doll'i ohnlr! and tubfeig the painted wooden anl- - ftZjj " ' v I mala whoao reallam la a delight to all chlldreu. ; J--J ' ; p5f - actual or grown up. These ar faahloned In f t' ,'j konN, lomellme! by tho effort! of whol fain- - f ) p II Ins. but most often by children tbomeelve. " '' I Blitcvu la th ugu limit for child labor In th ' I 1 - 1 tar.torte, but no young person I prohibited from ; J I aualaiiiig bla parent at borne, provided be spends - ri, r,lulrd period of tlmo at school. 8o that many ut thus ylaytblngs which glv most bap- ' . I plnuaa to ilia children of America bav been v I " by th children of Nuremberg. And If x I . baliU-a must work, what work could one find for ! tbert uimo impropriate or nor pleasurable than v: ' : thls buslncs of toy- $ f -' i ; ' ' f T--' f'i4r;Hj M III making They grow w' ?7 I up lo th midst of II. II . ' ' J 1. ' , - 1 1 all their- hereditary -- c , I .4j fi.'i V i I Idea ar. colored by It. Lr- - rfA T' " J!l th history of tb city II " . ... 'f. v-'v i " S J I .peak, of It. ikL J ?)7T1 t 4 TOxWVl f Inald. of half a dot- ' U' t U . VnC" en block you hav. ; - , V1.W . 2iT ' C' ' ''I train, up-to-dat ho- ,- f ' Jzjfi . :-..r 7S.,'':-I t.la, kmriclty. motor HI ' . U TZ i? i tf- (Td.'-'L.ull car... farlalan fro.-k., lt-.tA JVi?(. W V ST,! prlmltlv tart, drawn "S2i " N 't' ' ' r f t k L III by huga mastiffs, funny "saassgSkk ' VV y lpnii.'H tucked away Inna near e7(flAVa- J3V ' , ' j Tir 1if the market plac full 7t?y f'CA'3Baf - -aaj 1 " of peaaant women In wide black llk aprons and snowy whit capa crumbly fountain! and a castle with a secret passage. All th elements of th fascinating paat and th strangely progressiva present within a atone' throw of each other. Tb realisation of all that Nuremberg haa been and ha undergone come to one most vividly aa on aland! looking down Into tb Bcbkiaa well 060 feet deep, where prisoner! used to come to letch water. Underground their paaaage led from the' dungeons to till unlit circular pool, for state prisoners pris-oners wer never permitted to see th light, and th hollow splash of th water which th attendant attend-ant drop luto th well seems to re-echo, after an Interminable half minute, th hopeless pilgrimage pilgrim-age of thoa countless vlcttina of medieval fnnat-Idem. fnnat-Idem. Burh la th potency of th ended. While th vitality of th occurring emptiest Itself, not far off, In on of the dosena of toy fnclurlea. whosa very machinery wblra modernity, men, . women and children that la, children ovor ali-t.g ali-t.g are maaaed Into this building, all Intent on the one Idea, the creation of better and newer and mora wonderful toy fur vryone' children. In everyone' country. It Ii seldom the Industrial planet ran boast of a broader ambition than thla of the cruClsmin of Nuremberg. To bring the greatest possible emuitnt of pltunur, liglltiuat and often educative pleasure, pleas-ure, lo growing, active uilnda la .surely an aim worthy of tho finest art In the world. It even serins aa though the thought back of the toya should aiimiind them wllh a deeper meaning aa Kins this Chrlrtuiaatlde. since the added gift the hlgnest gift Ilea In the patient Interested Invention Inven-tion and accomplishment of which they are the exponent. Aa for the Inventor, strictly speaking, their reward teems Infinitesimal according to our stand' in els. The "hons" controls Idea aa well aa mate-rials mate-rials of output, and It Is chiefly to his profit that new Inventions In tojfaud redound. The man or woman who lint think of or Improves upon some plaything gels a very Biunl per cent, uf the Income In-come from It. To our no.) world standards of commerce It soems itrang that the originator should receive eurh ecuut It-cognltlou and that without grumbling. , Very, very fow Nurvps-fwrg toymakera have ever grown rich over tbetr Ingeniousneaa. It la true that Idea aa we J aa toya In Oennaiiy aell for double what the. sold for eight yeara ago. evenl On the other and the price of living baa gone up appreclablymid what would have aeemed a large purchase pr e then la only moderate now. The ataff of artwts employed by the Nuremberg Nurem-berg factory boas is lln Itself a not Inconsiderable expense, and many quiet charity la undertaken by theae men who pt borne would be absorbed In getting rich. In the shop of Frits Muller are varloua amall kltrbet garlena. carved and painted by a poor man and kla Muter after their regular working huura. and touiht by Mr. Muller at high rati a as his pel plillothpy. In this (hop, now 100 yeara old, are sstn' all of the moat novel of the toy-vUlagu playtliUgs. The store waa crowded wllh nifire children Her thirty than under thirteen, thir-teen, ami absorbed la hoar over th clever and quaint a'.tracllona. Tb doll' house ot Nurcmborg'leavee nothing to he desired. Not cnlj tht usual rooms ot a conventional con-ventional menage are liund in It. but.conserva-torlr but.conserva-torlr with r.ilnhiture eckld. fountains and watering wa-tering cana; school nmns with tiny desks, a Bchoolniaatrr, very aim, with goggle! and ruler, and children In apron ad carrying elates, the latter a alxlcenlh of attack big; fields of flowers for the back yard anil, suing fur the smallest doll. In all Qrrman art. awllmn toy making la by-no by-no means an liislioil(leai department, perfection of delull haa always' W salient feature. Ev cry phase of home In, i. feuroduced In micro aroplc form In Ucrmu tnyUawl, even down to th wee pairs of hand kuhm atorklnga and aweatera the hoh Bulled etaoes aiK.i,,, blouse which niaki up the wardrobe of ihsu,, boy and girl. , . The tourist icanon . , ,,,1 Christmas fot Nuremberg people, and tk..y sell aa many play things In Ihe ouo period iho uther. An Inter eating point brought to ,t by tt,e fact la tht early differentiation of u, American and Euro peon Individuality, which ik,lW, itmif D choice ol gmnes and paatlmis. Tbw tb hopa that au American child Is Ini,),,!, fascinated ovei the mechanical and commltl)ji t,at he finds In tenee Intcreai In masti-rli, , technicalities ev.ii of playing, wbllu Ihe Eur,,,, fh, n,el , sltn pier but brilliantly colored, herlahlni often 1 curious sentiment for lrMI.A.1 objoct auch at typify old wc.rld conn-rvaiupjp They are blessed with Sfly,,,,,, ,hse vll Inge people, and they ,rf n.,, 0, ,,, lug their simplicity of ,m t, Ttl(,)r ,,, bound up In the herltuge , wnlurlw,, Th. ,rag edle of their city , hl.tor, lnJ m the.toyt they make, breathing Into tk, wood , characterl. tic vltllty tho vita Ity ,hw romM of CBnturl0, of atrlvlng. of centuries , mat achievement. As you sit in a .wlrl of foamJ paper, doing up' yovt preaent., re memher that many of th,B u fron, ,hl, quaint llttl. Vlllag. of Al t'hrl.tma. ! may add to your holiday hl ? no pleasure which the toy. k., greater than th. pleasure o "g. and that no good will of ,o(1J?"Wh .'i , .incerlty of purpoa. with ,h,0,,0 pt NurembV, hav. given ttV.'' 'ItrdS 1 season of taiwlvexsal titt. lm"rJ lb" ' I . . rT-nrw,..' . - .