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'Ring out, ye 'joyful Christmas diime,
Glad songs to cv'ry land and clime
. JNor cease your merry 2)cals until
The message wondering s7iep7icrds heard
The hearts of all mankind has stirred
"Peace on earth; to men, good will'1
Ring out, ye joyful Christmas bell!
Let cv'ry rich note gladly tell
That icar and blood-lust both shall cease
When men in truth accept the sway
Of Mm horn on tJih Christmas day
The manger-cradled Prince of Peace.
Ring out the demons Hate and Might!
Ring in the angels love and Right!
, Bid Freedom, prostrate on the ground,
Arise and face the golden morn
Whereon the Prince of Peace was born
' And shout for joy to hear your sound.
Ring out, ye merry Christmas c7dme,
And'ushcr in the glad New Time
When, with the royal diadem,
All men hate come withjoyfuVsound,
And in true love as King have crowned
The Blessed Babe of Bet7tlchcm.
It's Different Now. -
"Hello, Smith ,old boy!" ex
claimed Jones as the two met in the
grocery on -their way home.,
., "Hello, Jonesy; how's things?"
.- "Good. Say, have you read the pres
"Yes; read it last niglit."
"Great document, eh? Best one over
penned by a president. I tell you that
man Roosevelt is a corker. Can't got
ahead of him, eh?".
"Well, Jones, I can't say that I
share your opinion of the message a3
a whole. It's good in spots. The In-
, tro'ductory is good, and what he says
..abouvt irrigation is good. But it strikes
. mo he has backed down on the trust
question a good deal, and that ho
.. wants to favor the ship subsidy and
, hardly dared to do it openly. I"
"Aw, that's your rabid partisanship,
Smith. Why can't you look at thase
, things in a broad and liberal spirit?
You democrats can't take a broad and
patriotic view of anything. Now that
."All right, Jones, old man! Say,
have you read Gage's report and rec
"Yes. It's a good thing we have a
. practical financier at the head of the
treasury department. It insures us
careful management of our monetary
"Glad to hear it, Jones. What do
you think of his report?"
. "It's bully! Chuck full of patriot
ism, good advice, wise counsel and
comprehensive explanation of the
. money question."
"I notice that he calls attention to
the need of a further increase In the
money of the country."
"'Course ho does. That's because
he is a -practical financier. He knows
that wo can't do business without
"But I thought you"
"Wait a minute. Anybody that
knows anything at all about financo
knows that an increased volume of
money is necessary in order to carry
on the increasing volume of our busi
ness. We haven't got money enough
in the country to do the business of
the country, on, and Gage, being a
shrewd financier, knows it and gives us
the benefit of his wise advice. Now,
if wo can get congress to heed his ad
vise and act on his recommendatious
wo will continue this wonderful reign
"Yes, but about six years ago you
"With an increased supply of money
business will boom, prices will
"That's what I say, and what I have
"What, you don't mean to say that
you have got back into line with the
grand old party, Smith?"
"Not much, Jonesy. But it seems
that you have been getting out of line.
About six years ago you were shouting
that there was money enough in the
country, and that what we"
"I said' that"
"I know what you said, Jones, just
as well as you do. You stood on the
street corner and yawped from morn
ing till night. You declared that there
was plenty of money in the country to
do the business of the country with,
and insisted that what we wanted was
'confidence' confidence, you said.
When we insisted that wo needed a
larger volume of money you opened
your mouth and declared that we were
a lot of 'inflationists,' 60-cent dollar
men,' 'socialists,' 'repudiationists,' and
all that sort of thing. -Now-V'
"But look here, Smith, we didn't"
"Yes you did. Now you keep still a
minute, and let me talk. You wore
gold standard badges on your trousers
during '96 and spent all your time
looking for work by standing on a
corner and howling about us fellows
who were nearly six years ahead of
Gage In insisting that what we needed
was a larger volume of money. You
were quite certain that we needed con
fidence then. Now you say it's more
money. A few weeks ago you were
howling with delight over McKinley's
reciprocity speech at Buffalo. Now
you are shouting aloud with joy be
cause Roosevelt has stabbed the Mc
Kinloy idea of reciprocity under the
fifth rib. A few weeks ago you were
delirious with joy because Roosevelt
swatted the trusts at Minneapolis,
"Now you hold on a"
"Shut 'up, Jones! Now you aro
tickled to death because he is so all
fired afraid that in our anxiety to
hinder monopoly wo will inflict danger
on some of our infant industries In
fants that are big enough to throw
the old folks over the transom. You
make me tired, Jones. You are the
most delightful partisan skate I know
of. Any old thing goes with you if 11 's
labeled 'republican.' If 'G. 0. P.' Is
blown In tho bottle you swallow tho
doso and look pleasant. You "
"Say, look here; I won't"
"Yes you will, Jones. I'm going
home now. Good evening. It's more
mondy we want, Jones; not more con
fidence. You've got confidence enough.
And your party leaders are selling you
gold bricks a plenty, Ta-ta, Jones."
As Smith passed through the door,
Jones turned to Grocer- Green and exclaimed:
"That fellow makes me sick. Ho
don't know when he is well off. Hero
we are', prosperous and happy, and
still he's kicking. Give me 15 cent3
worth of pork chops. I'll be in tomor
row and pay my bill."
"Can't do it, Mr. Jones," replied
Grocer Green. "Your bill is a little
too big now."
"Yes, I know,. but money is a little
close now and I can't get hold of it.
"Yes, I know, Jones. We need more
money now than we did in '96. We also
need a little more confidence, eh? I'U
wrap up a little bit of this liver for
you. I wish you'd drop in tomorrow
or next day and pay something ou
"I will if I can raise"
"All right, Jones. What is it ma'am,"
said Grocer Green, turning to another
customer and smiling softly as Jones
wended his way outside with a
Your purse may be light, but what of
It isn't the cost that counts.
Those gifts are .the best that come
with lovo ' 7''r
And the price tag never. Counts.
This one great truth I would have you
'Twill add to the zest of living
It isn't so much what you give, my
But the way you have of giving.
"I see the. original copy of the Dec
laration .of Independence is so badly
faded that it is no longer readable."
"I don't blame it for fading." -
"It's been shoved so far into the
background that ilTcouldn't be seen
even if it was as bright as the day it
Christmas Gifts They Want.
J. Pierpont Morgan Tho world.
The Oil Trust Bigger rebates.
Tho Banks Control ,of all the
Attorney General Knox Less inter
ference with his business.
Secretary Hay A stronger English
accent and a pair of knee breeches.
Senator Depew Congratulations. '
Comptroller Ridgeley Ability to
forget Andrew Jackson.
, The People Justice;
And the indications are that tho
people will have to wait until some
The world loveth a cheerful liver
Tomorrow is always in debt to today.
Its a mighty mean man that tells
a little child tho truth about Santa
Many a man has been disappointed
after marrying tho 'girl that screatnod
at the sight of a mouse.
Will M. Maupin.
J fS O 'lmtim,,m;
the most fa.
jects. By day
she starts in fear
at every sudden
night the fund,
ttire of her room
takes on af
of ghost or gob
lin. You can't
reason witli tho
logic nor love
can quiet them.
TllOTF .,trl I..
nourished and then the outcry of the
nerves will cease as naturally as a hun
gry child ceases to cry when fed.
For nervous women there is no better
tonic and nervine than Dr. Pierce's Fa
vorite Prescription. It cures the dis
eases which produce nervousness in
women, irregularity, debilitating drains,
inflammation, ulceration and female
weakness. It tranquilizes the nerves,
encourages the appetite, and induces re
n5Su bfRaJ? taking your medicine I was
?lm. rfLslaii!d oa y .feet ten minutes at a
time," writes Mrs. Hattie Hormdailc.. of in
2P5E?nf trCnei' JSashvUlci ,Te- w Hod railing
?n m?' and k,dncy and liver disease, and was
w PH?l,d uervou9 T could not keep still.
SKI ta.kc nervous spells and almost die at
J!!2 wi sev,e,ral different doctors attend
lug, but they could not do me any Kood. The
Told him that I was taking your l-'avorite I're-
ftr,S!S0in Srl,-d.G?,dcn Med"1 Discovery,' and
nSI(1, M.'K"1 J"st as well take that much
ESiMn ray' :m.U IN'ouelit I would give the
medicine a fair trial. Before I had finisticd the
Xm.UWVoUI S was ?b,e to 8et oulsWe the
,X wa,,k .". the Wl.4 I cpt
taking the medicines and they cured me
Dr. Pierce's Pellets cure biliousness.
Charley wanted to give Clara a
Christmas present, but couldn't make
up his mind what it was going to be;
so tho next time he called he frankly
told her the difficulty under which ho
was laboring. "What to make me a
present, Charley!" Clara exclaimed
in well disguised astonishment. "Why,
Charley, you forget yourself." Char
ley took the hint and offered himself
on the spot. Ex.
STOPS THE COUGH .
And Works off the Cold.
Laxative Bromo Quinine tablets cure a cold
in one day. Ko Cnre, Wo Pay. Price 25 cents.
Heavy pressure, we are told, is be
ing brought to bear on the British gov
ernment by "a powerful section of
those interested in South African
finance" to bring the war to a close.
Doubtless this is the same "powerful
section" whose pressure brought tho
war about, and it will prove itself
just as powerful to produce peace as
war. St. Paul Globe.
Educate Your Children. .
Located within one mile of Wesleyan
University at University Place, Neb.,
also the same distance from Cotner
University, Bethany, Neb,, (both be
ing suburbs of Lincoln) is an elegant
six-room cottage for sale cheap. Tho
house has a complete water system
which includes bath and sewerage, sit
uated on high ground overlooking clia
surrounding country as far as the eye
can reach. Good barn, wagon shed,
chicken house, pens, etc. Unlimited
amount of good water, windmill, 100
barrel tank from which tho five acres
on which tho house is located could bo
irrigated. Abundance of grapes, cher
ries, apples and plums, also a few
young peach trees.. If interested ad
dress, M. T. Howey, 1207 D st., Lin