Magazine Tables of Content and Vintage Illustrations
St. Nicholas
Magazine

Volume XXXIX

January to June
1912
-->book

-->polo grounds
-->galleons
-->kodak ad
-->church
-->football
-->horse
-->christy mathewson
-->fun
-->native american
-->panama canal
-->pratt institute
-->santa claus
-->portal on iceberg
-->plane
-->couple
-->charles dickens
-->baseball



-->CONTENTS OF ST. NICHOLAS FOR JANUARY, 1912.
Frontispiece. " 'Jolly Looking Pair, You Two! '" Illustrating the Page
story " The Bayberry Candle." Drawn by C. M. Relyea.
The Bayberry Candle. Story, illustrated by c. M. Relyea......... Gertrude Crownfield............ 195
Her Christmas List. Verse, illustrated by George T. Tobin......... Mrs. John T. Van Sant.......... 199
Making It Easy for Santa ClaUS. Picture. Drawn by Arthur T.
Merrick............................................................................. 200
Sandy Brown. Verse, illustrated............................... Adalena F. Dyer................200
Ume's New-Year's Day. Story, illustrated from Photographs........ Emma Sarepta Yule...... ...... 201
The Aviator. ("Ballads of the Be-Ba-Boes.") Verse...... ........ D. K. Stevens. .............. ...205
Illustrated by Katharine M. Daland.
What Fun ! Verse............................................ Jean Halifax................... 209
His Great-Granddad's Dollars. Story, illustrated by c. M. Relyea. .Edmund Vance Cooke........... 209
The Three Little Men. Verse................................. Pauline Frances Camp.......... 214
The Kitten's Christmas Tree. Verse, illustrated by the Author...Oliver Herford................. 215
"Mademoiselle Tiane." Picture. From a painting by Guiraud
De Scevola. ......................... ...... ................ ...... ........ ...... ...... 216
The Smile and the Frown. Verse........... ...... ...... ...... Cora Janet Ambrose............ 216
Jataka Tales. Re-told by..................................... Ellen C. Babbitt
The Monkey and the Crocodile................................................... 217
How the Turtle Saved His Own Life.............................................. 219
Illustrated by Ellsworth Young.
Crofton Chums. Serial Story. Illustrated by C. M. Relyea........... Ralph Henry Barbour. .......... 220
" Look Out ! I 'm Coming." Picture. Drawn by G. A. Marker. ..... ...... ...... ...... ...... 227
The Little Boy Who Wanted Too Much...................... Rev. Van Marter Beede.......... 228
Bob's Division. Verse........................................ Emily Henderson. .............. 228
One of the Boys. Picture. Drawn by Harry Linnell............. ...... ........................ 228
The Lady of the Lane. Serial Story. Illustrated by E. C. Caswell. .. .Frederick Orin Bartlett.......... 229
A Critical Community. Verse, illustrated by the Author...... ..... J. G. Francis...... ....... ...... 234
The Knights of the Golden Spur. Serial Story................ Rupert Sargent Holland......... 235
Illustrated by Reginald Birch.
" Baby's First Christmas Stocking." Picture. Drawn by Charles
M. Relyea...........................................:............................... 243
Peggy's ' Possum Hunt. Story, illustrated by Edwin F. Bayha........ Mrs. Burton Harrison........... 244
Miss Robin Under the Mistletoe. Picture. Drawn by A. Z. Baker.............................. 248
Each Other and Everybody Else. ( "Simple Thoughts on Great
Subjects.'')............................................. George Lawrence Parker. ........ 249
A Topsyturvy Christmas. Verse, illustrated................... Pauline Frances camp........... 251
Folk-Songs for Boys and Girls................................ Mabel Lyon sturgis
Good King Wenceslaus............ .......... .......... ...... ...................... 252
The First Nowel.................................................................. 253
Illustrated by Albertine Randall Whelan.
Pippety-Pippety-Pop ! Verse, illustrated by Reginald Birch.......... Malcolm Douglas...... ......... 254
Tito'S Christmas. Story. Illustrated by George Varian. ............. Louise Cass Evans. ..... ........ 256
The Old-Time Watchmen. Sketch, illustrated.................. Walter K. Putney............... 258
A Ballad of the Forest. Verse, illustrated...................... GeorgeJPhiiiips................. 259
The Clever Shoppers. Verse, illustrated by Reginald Birch.......... Ellen Manly....... ...... ...... 262
For Very Little Folk :
How Jackie Visited the House of the Three Bears... Christine M. Wood.............. 264
Illustrated.
Nature and Science for Young Folks, illustrated............................................. 266
The St. Nicholas League. With awards of Prizes for Stories,
Poems, Drawings, Photographs, and Puzzles. Illustrated...................... ...... ...... 274
Books and Eeading. illustrated.......... ..................... Hildegarde Hawthorne........... 283
The Letter-Box.............................................................................286
The Riddle-Box............................................................................. 287-->CONTENTS OF ST. NICHOLAS FOR FEBRUARY, 1912.
Frontispiece. "We Were All Sad as We Left the Old House." Page
Illustrating the story "The Lucky Sixpence." Drawn by
Arthur Becher.
The Lucky Sixpence. Serial Story... ........................
Emilie Benson Knipe and
291
Alden Arthur Knipe
Illustrated by Arthur Becher.

"The Sisters." Picture. From a pastel by Rene Gilbert. ........

299
A February Freshet. Sketch ...... ....... ....... ........ ......:
Illustrations by Bruce Horsfall and W. W. Stilson.
Dallas Lore Sharp ...... ......
300
The Story of Panama. Sketch ................................
Illustrated from Photographs and a drawing by Reginald Birch.
Farnham Bishop ...... .........
303
Jataka Tales. Re-told by ......................................:
Ellen C. Babbitt

The Merchant of Seri ........ ...... ...... ...... ......
The Turtle Who Couldn't Stop Talking. ............
Illustrated by Ellsworth Young.

313
314
Crofton Chums. Serial Story, .................................
Illustrated by C. M. Relyea.
Ralph Henry Barbour ...........
316
The Marine Disaster. ("Ballads of the Be-Ba-Boes.") Verse. . .
Illustrated by Katharine M. Daland.
D. K. Stevens. .................
324
The Knights of the Golden Spur. Serial Story ................:
Illustrated by Reginald Birch.
Rupert Sargent Holland .........
329
Famous Pictures. Fifth Paper ................................. i
Illustrated from Photographs.
Charles L. Barstow ...... .......
335
A Matter of Spelling. Verse .................................
Illustrated by Katherine Pitkin.
Pauline Frances Camp ........
342
The Lady of the Lane. Serial Story ...........................
Illustrated by E. C. Caswell.
Frederick Orin Bartlett. ........
343
How Our Artist Painted His Famous Picture. Drawn by
A. Z. Baker ...........................................

349
Folk-Songs for Boys and Girls ...............................:
Auld Lang Syne .....................................
" There 's a Little Wheel A-Turnin' in My Heart."
Illustrated bv G. A. Harker.
Mabel Lyon Sturgis
350
351
The Twelfth-Night King. Story .............................. i
Illustrated by Reginald Birch.
C. G. Leland ...... ...... .......
352
Two Ways. Verse ...........................................:
Minnie Leona Upton ............
354
"A Winter Evening." Picture. By Sydney Kendrick. ...........

355
Books and Reading ..........................................
Illustrated.
Hildegarde Hawthorne ....
356
For Very Little Folk :
Tiny Hare and the Beavers. ............. ............
Illustrated by G. A. Harker.
A. L. Sykes ....................
360
Nature and Science for Young Folks. ......... ...... ...... ....
Illustrated.

364
The St. Nicholas League. WTith awards of Prizes for Stories,
Poems, Drawings, Photographs, anc* Puzzles. ..............
Illustrated.

372
The Letter-Box. ...............................................

381
The Riddle-Box ...............................................

383

-->CONTENTS OF ST. NICHOLAS FOR MARCH, 1912.
Frontispiece. "From St. Peter's Tower"—A Snowy Morning in Mu- Page
nich. From the painting by Hugo Konig.
Icebergs. Sketch ............................................... Harold J. Shepstone...... .. 387
Illustrated from Photographs and by George Varian and J. O. Davidson.
How the Pelican Befriended the Babbit. Pictures. Drawn by
C. F. Lester ....................................................................... 393
The Townsend Twins— Camp Directors. Serial Story ........... Warren L. Eldred.'.......... 394
Illustrated by C. M. Relyea.
The Winter Birds. Verse, illustrated............................. Annie Jonnson Flint........ 400
" Chow " Puppies, Yorkshire Terriers. Pictures from Photographs...... .................... 401
The " Black DoUglaS." Story. Illustrated by B. J. Rosenmeyer. ...... . .Daniel HenderSOH .......... 402
The Lucky Sixpence. Serial Story.............................. 405
Illustrated bv Arthur Becher.
The Pouter Pigeon's Weight. Picture. Drawn by A. Z. Baker ...................... ....... 413
Jataka Tales. Re-told by ........................................ Ellen C. Babbitt
The Ox Who Won the Forfeit................................................... 414
The Sandy Road ................................................................. 415
Illustrated by Ells worth Young.
A Cat of High Degree. Sketch................................... Annie Willis McCullotigh ... 417
Illustrated by William A. McCullough, and from Photograph.
Too Much of Everything. Verse................................. Clara Odell Lyon........... 419
The Weather Man. (" Ballads of the Be-Ba-Boes.") Verse ....... .D. K. Stevens .. ...... ..... 420
Illustrated by Katharine M. Daland.
Larry's Leap-Year Excuse. Verse.......... ...... ............... Frederick Moxon........... 425
ATrue Incident: " P. S." after "Amen." Picture. Drawn by C. J. Budd .......................... 425
A Joy Ride. Picture. Drawn by I. W. Taber. ............................................... 426
The Knights of the Golden Spur. Serial Story ...... ....... ...... Rupert Sargent Holland .... 427
Illustrated by Reginald Birch.
The Nicely Brought Up Child. Verse ........................... Margaret Widdemer........ 434
"Winter." Picture. From the Painting by Maud Howells..................................... 435
The Rag Doll. Verse ............................................ Junius L. Cravens...... .... 436
Illustrated by L. M. Hubert.
Crofton Chums. Serial Story ..................................... Kalph Henry Barbour....... 436
Illustrated by C. M. Relyea.
The Old Wolf Wind. Verse ..................................... Mary Baldwin ............. 443
Folk-Songs for Boys and Girls .................................. Mabel Lyon sturgis
The Minstrel Boy...........................'..................................... 444
The Blue Bells of Scotland ..................................................... 445
Illustrated by Beatrice Stevens and Albertine R. Wheelan.
The Lady of the Lane. Serial Story...... ........................ Frederick Orin Bartlett ..... 446
Illustrated by E. C. Caswell.
How Much He Will Know! Verse............................... Jean Halifax .............. 453
Books and Reading, illustrated.......... ...... .......... .......... Hildegarde Hawtnorne...... 454
For Very Little Folk:
Pink Nose and Velvet Paw. Illustrated by George Varian.... Sarau Jeannette Brigham.... 457
Rowdy Dow. Verse. Illustrated .......................... Stella George Stern. ........ 459
Nature and Science for Young Folks, illustrated ........................................... 460
The St. Nicholas League. With awards of Prizes for Stories, Poems,
Drawings, Photographs, and Puzzles. Illustrated................. .................. .... 468
The Letter-Box, illustrated ...................................................... ;.......... 477
The Riddle-Box, illustrated................................................................. 479
-->CONTENTS OF ST. NICHOLAS FOR APRIL, 1912.
Frontispiece. "Easter Morning — Finding the Place." Drawn by Page
Gertrude Kay.
The Song of the South Wind. Verse............................ Maud Going............... 483
Peroration by G. H. Mitchell.
The Return of Okakok. Story................................... Ford Walsh ............... 484
Illustrated by Charles T. Hill, and with photographs.
Miss Chickie's Easter Bonnet. Picture. Drawn by Corwin K. Linson. .................... ...... 490
The Canal-Boat Captain's Story. Verse...... ...... ....... ..... Malcolm Douglas........... 491
Illustrated by Reginald Birch.
Wireless Peter. Story........................................... Frank B. Eiser............. 495
Illustrated by Robert M. Brinkerhoff.
"Will He Come?" Picture...... .......................................................... 500
The Spring-Leg Cassowary. ("Balladsof the Be-Ba-Boes.") Verse. .D. K. Stevens. ............. 501
Illustrated by Katharine M. Daland.
Jataka Tales. Re-told by........................................ Ellen C. Babbitt
The Foolish, Timid Babbit...................................................... 505
The Helpful Elephant............................................................ 506
Illustrated by Ellsworth Young.
The Lucky Sixpence. Serial Story.............................. 5 Emilie BensonKnipe and ) 5Q8
Illustrated by Arthur Becher. ( Alden Arthur Knipe (
"The First Music Lesson." Picture. From the painting by Francis Day... ....................... 517
Crofton Chums. Serial Story..................................... Ralph Henry Barbour...... 518
Illustrated by C. M. Relyea.
The Knights Of the Golden Spur. Serial Story.................... Rupert Sargent Holland..... 524
Illustrated by Reginald Birch.
The Boastful Jirobei. Verse...................................... Ethel Morse...... ......... 530
Illustrated.
" Isn't That for Us?" Picture. From a painting by Euphemie Muraton....................... .. 532
The Lady of the Lane. Serial Story...... ...... ...... ...... ...... Frederick Orin Bartlett..... 532
Illustrated by E. C. Caswell.
Folk-Songs for Boys and Girls.................................. Mabel Lyon sturgis
Old Folks at Home............................................................... 540
The Bailiff's Daughter............................................................ 541
Illustrated by Edward Potthast and Reginald Birch.
The Townsend Twins — Camp Directors. Serial Story........... warren L. Eidred.......... 542
Illustrated by C. M. Relyea.
Books and Beading.............................................. Hildegarde Hawthorne...... 549
Illustrated.
Nature and Science for Young Folks..................................................... 552
Illustrated.
For Very Little Folk:
Fingers and Toes. Verse................................ Arthur Guiterman. ......... 560
Counting the Sheep. Verse............................. Frederic B. Hodgins........ 560
To Lullaby Town. Verse. .............................. Alice Turner Curtis ..... . . 561
Illustrated by Edna F. Hart.
Finger Play. Verse............................ ........ Emilie Poulsson............ 562
Illustrated by Florence E. Storer.
"This Little Pig Went to Market." Picture. Drawn by
Rose Mueller ...................................................................... 563
St. Nicholas League. With awards of Prizes for Stories, Poems, Draw-
ings, Photographs, and Puzzles...... ....... ...... ...... ............ ............. ...... 564
Illustrated.
The Letter-Box............................................................................ 573
The Biddle-Box........................................................................... 575
Illustrated. . -
St. Nicholas Stamp Page................................................... Advertising page 24-->CONTENTS OF ST. NICHOLAS FOR MAY, 1912.
Frontispiece. ," Springtime." From a painting by Sydney Kendrick. Page
Deborah's Change of Heart. Story ........................... Helen Ward Banks ...... ...... 579
Illustrated by William F, Stecher.
An Old Time May-Day Song. Verse. Adapted by...... ....... Arthur Gulterman ...... ...... 585
Illustrated by Otto Rebele.
The Military Band. (" Ballads of the Be-Ba-Boes.") Verse . ... .D. K. Stevens ...... ........... 586
Illustrated by Katharine M. Daland.
Crofton Chums. Serial Story .................................. Ralph Henry Barbour.......... 590
Illustrated by C. M. Relyea.
A Thoughtful Little Friend. Picture. Drawn by A. Z. Baker ............................... 595
The Lucky Sixpence. Serial Story........................... ..... 596
Illustrated by Arthur Becher.
Sadie Swung, Sally Sung. Verse............................. James Rowe.................. 604
How I Became a " Big-League" Pitcher .................... Christy Mathewson............ 605
Illustrated by Frank Tenney Johnson, and with photographs and diagram.
" A Spring Freshet." Picture. Drawn by Gertrude Kay. .................................... 616
The Magic Bottles. Story. Adapted by ...................... .July ius Robinson...... ......... 617
Illustrated by Rachael Robinson Elmer.
The Townsend Twins— Camp Directors. Serial Story ........warren L. Eidred ............. 622
Illustrated by C. M. Relyea.
The Miracle. Verse .......................................... Harriet H. Pierson ............ 628
An Afternoon Party—The First Arrival. Picture. From a paint-
ing by |. A. Muenier...... ........... ...... ...... ...... ...... .......... ............ 629
" We and Our Neighbors." Verse ............................ Edith EL Russell.............. 630
Tricked! Verse ............................................... May Aiken ................... 630
Illustrated by the Author.
The Knights of the Golden Spur. Serial Story ................ Rupert Sargent Holland ....... 631
Illustrated by Reginald Birch.
A Spring Evening at the Beetleburg Amusement Park. Pic-
tare. Drawn by Harrison Cady............ .......... ................ .......... ...... 639
The Body-Guard. ( " Simple Thoughts on Great Subjects." )...... George Lawrence Parker. ...... 640
May-Flowers. Verse.......................................... Pauline Frances Camp......... 641
The Lady of the Lane. Serial Story ........................... Frederick Orin Bartlett........ 642
Illustrated by E. C. Caswell.
Waiting for the Shower to PaSS. Picture. Drawn by Harriet
Repplier ........................................................................... 648
Books and Beading........................................... Hildegarde Hawthorne......... 649
Illustrated.
For Very Little Folk:
What Happened to Betty and Polly. Story ......... Nora Bennett................. 652
Illustrated from paintings by Percy Tarrant.
Nature and Science for Young Folks...................................................... 654
Illustrated.
St. Nicholas League. With awards of Prizes for Stories, Poems,
Drawings, Photographs, and Puzzles...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... .............. 662
Illustrated.
The Eiddle-Box ........................................................................... 671
Illustrated.
St. Nicholas Stamp Page................................................... Advertising page 24
-->CONTENTS OF ST. NICHOLAS FOR JUNE, 1912.
Frontispiece. Homeward Bound. Illustrating the story "For'Maginative Page
People Only!" Drawn by C. M. Relyea.
For 'Maginative People Only! Story............................ Dorotny Canfleld...... ..... 675
Illustrated by C. M. Relyea.
The Tease. Verse................................................ Minnie Leona Upton........ 683
The Society Circus. (" Ballads of the Be-Ba-Boes.") Verse ........D. K. Stevens .............. 684
Illustrated by Katharine M. Daland.
Positively the Oldest Inhabitant............................... Augusta Huiell Seaman..... 688
Illustrated from a photograph.
A Puritan Maying. Story ....................................... M. Eloise Talbot ........... 690
Illustrated by Edwin J. Prittie.
The Siesta. Verse ............................................... Carl Werner............... 696
Illustrated from a photograph.
" The Twins." Picture. Drawn by Gertrude Kay ............................................ 697
House-Builders to the Birds..................................... Harriet Giliespie........... 698
Illustrated from photographs.
The Boy and the Bird. Verse.................................... Charles F. Hardy........... 700
Illustrated.
The Sensitive Plant. Verse ..................................... Mary S. Cowles Clark. ...... 701
Illustrated by the Author.
The Lucky Sixpence. Serial Story................................ Emilie Benson Knipe and.. . . 702
Illustrated by Arthur Becher. . Alden Arthur Knipe
Tranquillity Disturbed. (An Aztec Jingle.) Verse............... J. G. Francis............... 710
Illustrated by the Author.
The Great June Parade in Beetleburg. Picture. Drawn by Harrison
Cady ............................................................................. 711
The World We Live In. ( '' Simple Thoughts on Great Subjects.").. George Lawrence Parker .... 712
A-Clue-Chase.................................................... F. F. H.................... 713
Illustrated.
Who-oo ? Verse................................................. Jean Halifax .............. 714
Illustrated by Maurice Clifford.
Sight-Seeing in the Sudan. Picture. Drawn by Culmer Barnes. ............................. 715
The Townsend Twins— Camp Directors. Serial Story ...........Warren L. Eldred .......... 715
Illustrated by C. M. Relyea.
Princess Mary ................................................. Marion Eyan ...... ........ 723
Illustrated from photographs.
Playing the Game. (Base-ball Series.)............................ C. H. Claudy............... 726
Illustrated with diagrams and from photographs.
The Lady of the Lane, Serial Story ...... ...... ............... ... Frederick Orin Bartlett..... 734
Illustrated by E. C. Caswell.
The " Book Line "............................................... Montrose J. Moses.......... 740
Illustrated from photographs.
Nature and Science for Young Folks...................................................... 747
Illustrated.
For Very Little Folk:
Picking Flowers
Illustrated by the Author.
St. Nicholas League. With awards of Prizes for Stories, Poems,
Drawings, Photographs, and Puzzles...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... .............. 756
Illustrated.
Books and Reading..............................................Hildegarde Hawthorne...... 764
The Letter-Box ........................................................................... 766
The Riddle-Box ........................................................................... 767
Illustrated.
St. Nicholas Stamp Page................................................... Advertising page 24