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Bv M. B. M ANWELL
A few hours later Temple-Dene was
eb ize with lights that flashed down
0,1 a brilliant scene. Dinner was Just
i°'" D and the gentlemen as well as the
ladies had deserted the dining room;
for outside, under the solemn Christ
mas stars, and drawn up in a semi
< irele on the snow-covered terrace,
were the mummers shouting in coarse
unison an old world catch:
"God rest you, mercy gentlemen.
Get nothing you dismay!”
In the large hall, where the vivid
holly berries blazed red on the stee!
armor of the knightly figures, and In
festoons on the tapestried walls,a good
ly company was assembled—the house
party of guestH, with a background of
the domestic of ttie establishment.
And tills is England, and an Eng
lish Christmas eve!” A pair of small,
thin hands were childishly clapped.
Oh, 1 never dreamed it would be so
lovely, go delightful!”
A broad smile went round, for the
excited speaker was the bride.
"Wonders will never cease,” silently
thought Gervls, as ho st<x»d amazed,
daddy had since the afternoon thrown
off the stupor of melancholy that so
often oppressed her now and puzzled
her husband. She had been at dinner
The gayest of the party, all smiles and
i wisn Ansdell could just see her
now,” said Gervis to himself. "The old
chap would stare. He'd have to swal
low his dismal eroakings about decline
and wasting away. She's as merry as
But Ansdell could not see the trans
formation, for he had shut himself up
immediately on arriving with a tre
mendous headache; and It seemed as if
Gladdy in his absence had lifted her
self as a plant, raises its head after the
storm has passed.
Even wilful, the bride had escaped
from the elders of the party—Lady
-fane and the stately dowagers. She
would have none of their wearisome
congratulatory speeches. There was
but one person in all Temple-Dene
Gladdy wanted, and that was Leila
Desmond, to whom the bride had taken
a wild fancy. She would have none
by her side but Iveiia; and Syb watehed
the pair with glowering eyes that
They stood, these two, in the fore
ground of the warm, dazzlingly bright
interior, conspicuous figures, for both
At the bride’s throat and in her
rr turly hair diamonds sparkled; while
Ijeila, in her dead-white crape, simply
made frock, had not a single ornament
save her own sweet smile and a bunch
of dewy, heavy-headed Christmas roses
fastened in the folds of her bodice.
|, “I love your dear old-fashioned
Christmas customs,” went on Gladdy.
But this time it was for Leila’s ear
only she spoke, and she squeezed her
new friend's hand under cover of her
satins and laces as the two girls stood
close side by side.
“I’ve read heaps about the way you
keep Christmas in the old country, and
I know that old legend iu verse, The
Mistletoe Bough.' ”
‘‘Oh, do you?” Leila turned her
soft eyes on the bride. "Then, you
know, Gervis would tell you that many
people think the tragedy actually hap
pened here at Temple-Dene?”
‘‘N—no!” Gladdy gasped. Then she
added: “Gervis did not tell me. I
wonder he did not.”
Gervis, it seemed, had told his new
wife next to nothing about the old
home of his ancestors.
on. well, we are not exactly sure,
you know," said Leila, hesitatingly;
"but there is a tradition that a bride
of the family was lost, and found dead
in an old black-oak chest which stands
in the gallery up yonder."
She pointed to the gallery running
round the large hall.
"And many people firmly believe she
was the Ginevra of the poem. But of
' course It is only hearsay, we are not
"I must see Jrt! Oh, I must! Please
take me at once!" And Gladdy caught
tip her satin skirts to rush off.
"Wait, Mrs. Templeton—please wait
a few moments!" urged lafila, laying
her hand gently on the American girl’s
round, white arm. "The mummers are
all village folk who have known us
and Gervia all their lives. They would
be terribly hurt if you ran away be
fore the carols are finished."
It was Leila all over to be ever
thoughtful of the feelings of others.
"But I always do just what I’ve a
mind to do!” said Gladdy, half fret
"You shall see the old oak chest to
morrow, Mrs. Templeton, I promise
you that,” said I^eila, much as
would have sought to pacify a frac
tious child. And Gladdy. docile enough
where she loved—and already she
loved Leila—turned with smiling eyes
to the half-circle of upturned rustic
faces out on the snow under the stars.
Presently Gladdy, pink and tremu
lous. was led out upon the steps to bow
"Her be rare and sweet to look upon,
and that happy! God bless she, we
do say!”—the whisper went round
among the mummers.
"But Mister Gervls, he do look grave,
he do, same’s he had the weight o'
all England on his shoulders," some
body added. And there were one or
two head-ahakes, for we can’t keep
our hoLrt secrets locked up from our
neighbors quite as securely as we may
imagine we rlo.
"Listen!" cried a voice from the
hall. ‘Tlark to the Joybelis! They've
begun to peal."
From the distant villages and Vim
lets round came at one and the st me
moment a passionate peal of joy
"The happy bells across the snow,"
telling once again the happy story to
weary, sin-laden humanity that unto
each and all a Savior was horn!
For a few moments there was a lit
tle hush. The gay throng stood still
and silent, just as did the shepherds
on that lirst Christmas eve the world
over 38w. Humanity held its breath
tii the face of the “glad tidings of
great joy," And now, as then, the
hush was followed by a burst of joy
ful song the mummers' carol:
All glory be to God on high,
And on the earth be peace;
Goodwill henceforth from heaven to
Begin and never cease.
"Amen,” murmured Leila's low,
sweet voice. And she raised wet eyes
to the Christmas stars above.
Tonight she coufd once again say,
"God is good, God is good!" lor to her
sore heart the Comforter had come,
the Christ-Child, with "healing on His
AO Gervis Templeton, as lie gave her
1 one glance, it was as though he gazed
I on the face of an angel.
There was that in its holy, rapt
, look to help him on the right path.
“Giaddy”— he moved to his wife's
side—' I must take you indoors. This
sort of night air is not good for you.’’
A fragile, almost wasted little figure
it was that he led into the house, and
pitying eyes followed it.
"She's not long for this world: any
body can see that,” the whisper went
“Oh, nonsense!” I^ady Jane, as she
caught it, frowned. “Everybody knows
that American girls are like thistle
down to look at. but they are wiry
enough for ail that: they make old
women with the best of us."
“In a general way—yes; hut as re
gards Mrs. Templeton, Lady Jane, you
must face the fact that she is handi
capped by a constitution so frail, and
a temperament so highly strung, that
any sudden shock might kill her!”
“Mr. Ansdell! Glad to see you have
Lady Jane wheeled round, to find the
scientist, clad in irreproachable eve
ning dress, at her elbow. His dark
eyes were intently following the bride’s
drooping figure;, for, oddly enough,
Giaddy felt one of her miserable fits
of depression stealing over her.
”VVhat is it? Are you chilled?” anx
iously asked Gervis, when he got her
into the deserteu drawing room.
“I don't know—yes. I wish that man
had stayed in his room, he frightens
me!” gasped'Giaddy, faintly.
“What man? You don't mean Ans
dell? The poor old chap would do any
mortal thing for you, Giaddy!” Ger
vis said, amazed.
“Oh, of course he would! Oh, no.
no! I didn't mean that I want"—
there was a pause—“I want Irfila.”
A few minutes later Giaddy was iu
her own room, her new friend's soft
arms round her.
“You are over-tired. Mrs. Temple
ton,” Leila's soft, rieli voice was say
ing almost tenderly, for her heart was
strangely drawn to this woman—she
who ought to be the richest and hap
piest woman on earth, for had she not
Gervis? Leila already knew instinct
ively that the bride was miserably un
“I am not strong," said Gladdy, pres
ently. "I was always a weak thing,
and I'd no mother to see to me, you
know. But I never was like this be
fore. It is since the night of the Are
on the prairie. Perhaps 1 got a shock.
Leila, 1 hate black eyes, don't you?
Black, deep pools, that seem to hold
all that is evil and bad in their
i "Oh, no!” Leila's* own dark-blue
eyes widened apprehensively. Could
Gladdy he delirious? Was she on the
verge of some fever? ‘T rather admire
dark ey^s, they (lash and sparkle so
She spoke calmly, as if to reassure
the trembling girl beside her.
"I don't mean dark eyes. I mean
eyes black as pools of ink. crucT eyes,
that hold your very soul In a grip of
iron. Leila, such eyes have a wicked
power. Their owner could make one
commit any crime, perhaps even mur
der! Oh, that’s why I feel such an
agony of fear at times! Suppose l
IvOila drew her brows together in
"Dear, I can't think where you can
j have seen such eyes. But there's one
I thing I know. Supposing the powers
| of evil are suffered to tempt or force
us to be their tools, I know and be
lieve that the powers of good—God the
Father and God the Son—are far
stronger, and that with Their help we
can safely resist all evil influences.”
"You mean to tell me your faith is
so real, so intense?”
Gladdy bent forward until her thin,
sharp little face touched the soft
j round of Leila's cheek.
"Why, yes!" w’as the astonished an
| swer. To doubt for Leila would be
10 question whether the sun rose each
1 day to gladden the earth. "And you—
1 you also believe in Gc<? s goc-Aaess?
How c*n we listen to the story tfw Joy.
hells are telling and feel one scrap of
“1 wish I were real good, like you "
sighed Gladdy. "Leila, do you know
sometimes, quite lately, a strong feel
ing has come 10 me that my life will
be a short one? i haven’t enough
stamina in me to live.”
* *>he stretched out her thin little
hands to warm them at the blaze of
the wmod lire. Leila gazed from them
to her in profound amazement.
Was this how a happy bride talked,
then? And on Christmas eve, too!
when the thought of Christmas peace
was warming each heart.
“Shall I send Qervis to you?” she
said, softly, wondering a little at her
But Gladdy, unheeding, continued to
stare wistfully into the leaping blaze,
I a,1d the Christmas hells pealed on
through the frosty air.
Christmas day, with its happy greet
ings and its gilts, its peaceful services
its feasting of the poor and its great
home, Jinner, was drawing to a close.
It night, and the merrymakings
at their height.
The old mansion of Temple-Dene,
every nook and cranny of it, was filled
with guests, who had come from far
and near, bidden to the festivities.
Round a monster Christmas tree
daueed happy children, eager to grasp
tlm gifts dealt out to them by Santa
< luus, a stately figure, snow-covered
and holly-decked, sham icicles hang
ing from his hair and beard, nobody
guessing that, under the disguise was
He, and Gladdy also, had thrown
themselves with childish glee into the
evening’s amusements; while Leila and
little Syb, fairly exhausted by the toil
of decorating the hall, the gallery and
the numerous rooms, were well con
tent to look on at the revels In which
the whole establishment, guests and
servants alike, were joining. There
was one exception, however.
In the quiet, distant library, Fran
cis Templeton sat among his dumb
friends, the long row of books. He
alone, the master of the house, was
absent trom the Christmas rejoicings.
Never more would lie mingle with his
But in the revelry now at its height
he was not even missed.
"We must have 'Hir Roger do Cover
ley’ and tho't supper!” at last cried
it was so long since the poor lady
had tasted the joy of entertaining her
neighbors that she threw herself into
the business of the moment with gen
’’My dear!” She seized the skirts of
daddy's silver brocade dress as the
girl fled past with a couple of flushed,
eager children, one on each side. The
bride had apparently cast off her mel
ancholy of the previous night, and was
radiantly gay. “You must dance ’Sir
Roger’ with Barnes, our good old but
ler. you know. You must, really!” in
sisted Lady Jane.
“Oh, but Mlth Templeton ith going
to show uth the big black box where
the poor lady was shut up dead!”
lisped a fair-haired boy in blue velvet
and point lace.
“Never mind, little man, I'll take you
up to the gallery after the dance is
Gladdy stooped te kiss the disap
pointed, rosy mouth.
Presently the whole company who
were not. dancers crowded close to see
the popular, old-fashioned dance led
off by the dainty, fragile bride, in her
gleaming jewels and shimmering gown,
and the venerable, white-haired
Barnes, the trustiest of the Temple
At the opposite end of the two long
rows of dancers was ijeila Desmond,
trails of scarlet holly berries on her
white gown and in her sunny hair,
her partner being the small boy in
blue velvet, daddy's lisping admirer.
tTo be continued. 1
THE BASHFUL MAN.
Npcillpssly Aim mi'll (It* Y'mmg l iidy
Coverliii; Ills Grip.
A bashful young man had sat for
some time in tile terminal station at
Philadelphia, waiting for his train to
be announced. His grip he had shoved
under his seat. Finally he jumped up
and sought the train announcer for the
third time. He was told that his train
time had at last arrived. Then the
young man remembered his grip.which
he had left under the seat in the wait
ing room. Hurrying back, he was
amazed to find a beautiful girl occupy
ing the place he had left a moment be
fore. His grip was hidden by her
skirts and the bashful young man saw
no way of getting at it. He feared that
he would miss his tiain. so he decided
to speak to the young lady. Strutting
up to her in a flustered state, his in
tention to politely ask her to allow
him to get his grip was forgotten and
he blurted out with: "Pardon me, lady,
but you atv» sitting on a nail and might
tear your dross." With a bound the
girl was out of t he seat,when the young
man grabbed his grip and fairly ran
through the waiting room and to his
train. The girl blushed as others sit
ting near giggled and she, too, hurried
out. to the train shed and waited there
for her train.
Neeil Not Wlro lloiin.
The western classification committee,
in session at. Hot Springs, Ark., has
decided not to require the wiring of
boxes containing hoots and shoes, mil
linery goods and other small articles.
A protest from Milwaukee shipper*
made by Secretary H. B. Wilkins of
thr Merchants and Manufacturers' as
sociation. was the cause of action —
State Capital Observations.
Expressions Emulative for the Good of
Much interest is centered in the re
ception and ball to lie given Governor
Dietrich on the evening of January 3d,
the former to be held in the governor’s
mansion and the latter in the audito
rium. It will be a state function with
brilliant trimmings, and as it is an al
most forgotten custom in Nebraska,
the affair will no doubt set a very
lively pace for many social gatherings
during the legislative session. The
local committee having charge of the
arrangements for the reception and ball
are Messrs. J. T. Dorgan. K. C Rewick
and J. (', Neacrest, members of the
Gomtnereial club who are acting in con
junction with the following gentle
men from the governor's staff: Messrs.
J. C. Miles of Hastings. C. ,T. Rills and
G. E. Jenkins of Fairbury, Charles M.
Keefer. Lincoln, and Dr. J. Cameron
Anderson of Omaha. It is the inten
tion to make the ball an event of great
prominence which will be attended by
people from every portion of the state,
and an occasion which will not only do
great honor to Governor Dietrich but
also reflect great credit upon the state
Charles Weston, state auditor-elect,
beyond announcing the selection of H.
A. Babcock as insurance deputy, said
none of the remainder of his office
force could be announced. He says be
has them in mind but is not yet ready
to give the names to the public. Mr.
Weston was very generally sought af
ter by his friends all day. In the eve
ning lie renewed acquaintances made
while regent of the state university at
the faculty reception given to the
chancellor. Air. Weston will move to
Lincoln for his term when he comes
down next week for the state officers’
meeting on December 14. His daugh
ter is in school near Chicago and he
has no family beside.
The position of insurance deputy is
of great importance and the selection
of Mr. Babcock is said to be acceptable
to old line and fraternal companies
alike. Mr. Babcock was state auditor
fortwo terms, being elected in 188‘>.
lfe was succeeded by T. If. Renton in
1880. He was insurance deputy sev
eral years ago for a short period.
The rumor to ithe effect that Oov.
Dietrich would not occupy the palatial
state mansion was regretted on all
sides, but the report seems to hare
emanated from an irresponsible source
as it is his excellency's intention to not
only occupy the mansion but dame
rumor is responsible for the little
morsel of gossip that ere tiie end of the
governor’s term of office he will have
added the first ladv of the state to
share.it with him. One thing can be
set down in the program as a certainty.
Society will have quite a number of
invitations to participate in some verv
swell receptions as the governor's
daughter is a budding belle who, witli
-Mrs. Colonel Miles, herself a social
figure, will certainly set society circles
in a whirlpool of happy anticipation.
<lovernor-eleet Dietrich was in Lin
coln Wednesday of last week for a
short time and at, tlie close of the day
announced that he had selected M. C.
Walker of Norfolk, steward of the in
sane hospital in that place. Dr. II. S.
hell of Kearney was named as physic
ian at the state industrial school for
hoys at Kearney and William Haupt
man of Genoa was named as chaplain
of the same school. Mr. Hauptman
will also have charge of the military
instruction at the school as he is an ex
pel ienced military man. He is at pres
ent pastor of the Congregational
church at Genoa. The announcement
also came that frank K. Moores, mayor
of Omaha, will be a member of the
governor’s military staff.
This spirit is-manifested in the fight
for adjutant general. Prominent can
didates have brought all possible pres
sure to bear upon the governor, but
he intimates that lie will he governed
by what he cun hear concerning the
qualifications of the candidates for
oflice. Three prominent candidates
now for adjutant, general are Major
Killian of Columbus, Capt. P. James
Cosgrave of Lincoln, and Captain Hol
lingsworth of Beatrice. Each gentle
man lias many backers uud very few
opponents. It is pretty well settled
that nothing will lie done with this ap
pointment till the institutions are dis
State warrants numbering from
60.1*31 to 61,310. amounting-to $.'>0 000
have been called by the treasurer.
Interest on these warrants ceased on
Headquarters of aspirants for state
senatorship have been established so
far as follows: E. 11. Henshaw, ex
Lovernor Crounse and 1). E. Thomp
son, Lindell hotel, while Mr. Meikle
john has fitted up a private house at
* ifteenth and M.
Perry S. Heath, secretary of the re
publican national committee, passed
through Lincoln recently cn route to
Washington from the west. M. Heath
was over elated with conditions u» he
found them since election and in re
marking among other things said:
- I here is more rejoicing in Nebraska
t han any place I visited, and when you
find a people redeeming a state after
the experience of those in Nebraska
you can put them down as the best of
sound government citizens. They will
give the country two United States
senators oaf the pure republican tvpe.”
As a general proposition those he-1
acquainted with the methods of Gov
ernor-elect Dietrich say lie is eliminat
ing from the race all applicants tor
the responsible positions in the insti
tutions who by tljeir age appear to
have passed tire progressive time of
life. This brings new life and energy
into the management of the institu
tions which will lie more than appre
ciated by those most intimately con
nected with them.
From all sides comes tire information
tiiat Mr. Dietrich has the faculty of
stating in a very concise manner to
applicants for position just how the
land lays in their particular locality.
I here is no mincing oi’ words such as
brought untold -agony upon Governor
Poynter when lie was staving off the
hosts of office seekers. On the con
trary. Mr. Dietrich informs candidates
plainly whether their quest is hopeless.
I he governor is not paying muen at
tention to recommendations coming
from men outside of the line of work
to which the candidates are seeking
appointment. As an instance, it is
stated that prominent politicians out
side of Grand Army circles said some
good words for a certain candidate for
head of one of the soldiers' homes.
Mr. Dietrich is reported to have in
formed them that their word in that
matter would not count, lie wanted
to hear from the soldiers and those
who knew what they were talking
<'ongresman E. .T. Burkett is now in
Washington. Upon his arrival in the
White Uity he was the recipient of
hearty handshakes and congratula
tions by his friends. Mr. Burkett will
be able to do more for Nebraska in the
way of getting appropriations for
needed public buildings this session of
congress than lie did during the last,
owing to the fact that the affairs of the
country are in the hands of uieu who
believe in its upbuilding,
The senatorial tight is experiencing
a slight lull, and office seekers are
having an inning, but in a few days it
is expected the race for the senator
ships will be on in full force. Mem
bers of the next legislature are ex
pected to be in Lincoln frequently
from now on for conferences with po
litical leaders. 1). E. Thompson has
his worked on the field at all times,
and the other candidates are commenc
ing to line up.
The retiring state trasurer has just
filed his quarterly statement ending
November ;to. Jt is estimated that
after all disbursements have been
made the actual amount of cash Treas
urer Meserve will have on hand tc
turn over to his successor will be less
than $150,000. The amounts on hand
n the several funds are us follows:
General fund.$ 49,594.40
Permanent school. 105,968.68
Temporary school. 297,047.96
Permanent university. 2,620.87
Agricultural college endow’. 22,274.38
Temporary university. 1,100.76
State relief. 115.4-1
Hospital insane. 5,076.06
State library. 16,427.83
University cash. 29,083.72
Normal library. 966.88
Penitentiary special labor;. 262.88
Penitentiary land. 2,358.0#
Agri. and Meehan, arts. l'*,831.80
U. S. Agri. Exp. station- 2,153.87
The appointments so far made on
the military staff of the governor are
as follows: C. J. Bills, Fairbnry, in
spector general; J. Cameron Anoo-son,
Omaha, surgeon general; George E.
Jenkins, Falls City, quartermaster
general; aides, M. E. Mills, of McCook,
Charles M. Keefer of Lincoln and C.
.!. Miles of Hastings.
.lames J. Roberts of Lincoln ia
slated for a position in the office of See*
retary of State Marsh. Marsh has
practically decided upon the balance
of his office force, but the announce
ments have not yet been made.
An engraved proclamation with a
border of mourning has been received
at the capitol from Governor Lind of
Minnesota. The proclamation was an
announcement of the death of Senator
Cushman K. Davis.
Brad P. Cook is to secure a pood po
sition in the land commissioner's office
again, he having held the place before
under several republican administra
There is some little anxiety in the
city and over the state over the prob
able rcapportionuient of representa
tives in congress. Nebraska is in the
wake of the loss of one should such
action be taken.
The'aisles between the book racks
in the state library been furnished
with carpets laid over a soft mat pre
paration of crinkled stiff paper that
deadens every sound.
There are more or less miss-givingi
about a gift’s affections.
Th. W. C. T. r.'i UlHt,
A new departure Is proposed by th*
Woman's Christian Temperance I’niOA
of Indiana. That body has resolved to
present a memorial to the national
convention, to be held at Washington,
D. C., to create a new department to
enfon« and maintain the purity of
liquors, and that congress be peti
tioned to pass a law that only pure
whiskies be sold at saloons, instead
of adulterated liquors. By the enact
ment of such a law the W. C. T. U.
concludes that the profits would be
reduced and the saloons would be forc
ed to quit business.
Proof That Their CIiUIim Are Xew.
A traveler just returned from a
tour of southern Italy says that one
of the peculiar customs of the peas
ants is the wearing of price marks
on new suits of clothes. Whereas in
other countries the dealer's ticket and
tag are removed the moment a suit is
bought, in the sunny toe and heel of
the Kuroi>oan "boot" they are fastened
on the tighter and worn until they
fall off. The object of this, presum
ably, is to show neighbors that you
have new clothes, bought on such a
day and costing so much, at So-and
So's. The same trawlers says that
the Paris boulevards are literally
crowded just now with dog barbers.
Swf«t Potato*** Draw the Rata.
A veteran provision dealer is au
thority for the statement that nothing
will draw rats like sweet potatoes.
They seem to be able to smell this
toothsome vegetable from afar, and
will come In drove3 wherever sweet
potatoes are stored. In proof of his
assertion, this dealer said that he nev
er kept potatoes in his cellar with
other vegetables, but placed them up
in a dry loft. Having a large cold
storage chest In his cellar, he had
previously tried the experiment of
placing a basket of sweet potatoes
inside, and although the rats could not
juncture the walls, they did gnaw the
woodwork of the chest, trying to get
at the tubers.
FROM BRYAN’S OWN CITY
Comm- » Ntartllne Story—Aa O|0in Let
ter That Will Cam* a Senaatlon.
LINCOLN, Neb., Dec. 8.—(Special.)—
At No, 2115 O'street, this city, la the
II. & M1. wallpaper house. “B. & M.”
are the Initial letttTs of the proprie
tors, Mar. A. C. Bonsor and Mr. O. E.
Myers, The senior partner, Mr Bon
sor, is a well-known and highly re
spected citizen, and no one has ever
doubted his truthfulness. It la, there
fore, the pronounced opinion in Lin
coln and the state generally that the
significant and very strong statements<
made la Mr. Bmisor’s letter will go
unchallenged. After explaining his
willingness that the matter be given
the fullest possible publicity In the
public interest, Mr. Bonsor proceeds:
I have Buffered untold misery and
pain for over ten years. My kidneys
were diseased. I tried many so-called
remedies, but they did me no good. I
saw an advertisement of Dodd's Kid
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The Dreember Atlantic.
Tbe December Atlantic contain*
much notable poetry. It opens with,
some delightful and hitherto, unprint
ed verses by James Russell Lowell;
it elsewhere contains “The Bird of
Passage,” the grand ode read by
Owen Wist.er at the dedication of the
Bostoc Symphony hail (aiready so.
much discussed), which appears here
for the first time in its entirety, while
Stuart Sterne, Hildegarde Hawthorne,,
and others contribute brilliant shorter
poems, the whole exhibiting unusual
excellence and variety. The nujnbei
contains Christmas tales and is upoa
the whole excellent throughout.
The December Century will abound
in Action, some of it with a distinc
tively holiday flavor. Besides Bertha
Runkie’s romance of old Paris and
Hamlin Garland's- tain- of today, there
will be a short story by Henny James
called “Broken Wings;” “The Lace
Camisole,” by L. B. Walford, author
of “The Baby's Grandmother;'* “A
Hired Girl,” by Edwin Asa Dix, au
thor of “Deacon Bradbury;” “Ghosts
that Became Famous,’* a Christmas
fantasy by Carolyn Wells, and
“While the Automobile Ran Down,’’
a Christmas extravaganza by Charles
Battell Loomis. “la Lighter Vein”
will include "The Village Store,
Christmas Eve,” in rhyming couplets,
by Robert L. Dodd.
Harvard Men front Everywhere
Harvard's cosmopolitanism is well Il
lustrated in the latest catalogue, whicn
shows that her students are drawn
from no less than thirty-nine of the
forty-five states, as well as from Ari
zos.a, Oklahoma and the District of
Columbia, Hawaii, Porto Rico, the
Philippines, Cuba. Japan, the Canad
ian provinces of Nova Scotia and New
Brunswick, Kamchatka, Great Britain,
France, Germany, Spain, Russia, Bul
garia and Norw'ay.
Partisan Radge* Barred.
Political buttons cannot be worn in
Canada during the heat of a campaign.
This is due to a clause in the dominion
franchise act which says that nc per
son shall exhibit any sign of his po
litical faith after tbe official nomina
tions are made.
A suspended street car conductor get*
There's always room at the top—
but few men care to dwell In an attic.
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