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THE OMAHA DAILY BEEi WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 190?.
The Omaha Daily Be.
FOUXDED BT EDWARD ROSBWATKR. g
VICTOR nC8 EWATER, EDITOR.
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aEORQS B. TZSCHUCK.rep
8ej) . M. p. walker.
('. whejt oct or towi,
litMrietH Uarlig the city teas
porarlly ako14 have Tfce Be
eaile them. Addreae wUl le
iehamare M of te rete4.
Venesuela is arranging to celebrate
a Castroless Christmas.
Venezuelan ships appear
schnapps for the Dutch.
Since it is too late to avoid the rush,
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ii, iBjun bp, ncu iuiu iuq i uBu
Postmaster. General Meyer says
someone is hoarding $500,000,000,
A West Virginia town announces an
eisteddfod for Christmas. Still, most
folks will prefer turkey.
A good .press agent is all that it
takes' for a man to figure in the next
cabinet for at least a day.
Clpriano Castro is said to be plan-
nlng to change his name. Sklprlano
Castro would be appropriate.
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A. aim. tuuiu, u.. UDu imou
3600 ior aauueranng us gooas. sun
we look for variety in spice. '
' It will probably be developed later
that some asphalt company is the real
backer of the Venezuelan revolution,
Pennsylvania must elect a senator
to succeed Mr. Knox but has little
hope ot getting "something equally as
"The .devil is loose in Scotland."
says Carrie Nation. That's about
what the Scotch said as soon as Carrie
Fourteen members of congress have
gone to Panama to investigate canal
conditions. The Junket Is as popular
A little more steam on the street
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snow and ice arrive would not be out
The next thing on the bill for
Omaha is a poultry show. It is cus
tomary for the barnyard fowls to fol
low the corn.
Admiral Cervera has retired from
active service. His fleet retired from
active sevlce down at Santiago about
ten years ago.
The Audubon society proposes to
take a bird census of the country. It
will have most difficulty In counting
the hot ones.
The constitution which was de-
signed as a menace to the sultan of
Turkey has been seized by him as a
It's nuts for the Water board law
yers. The more litigation, the more
money for them. And the taxpayers
foot the the bills.
The commission appointed by Gov
ernor Hughes to investigate specula
tion in' Wall street should be provided
with diving suit. "
, The, president has been called a
' FaWl naturalist." That's mild
compared with what some congress
men are calling him.
Mr. Shonts is trying to settle the
estate of his titled son-in-law. That
makes him a member ot the commtt-
tee'on-foreign' relations. '
Castro Is picking out fancy neck
wear In the shops ot Berlin. Some of
his former constituents in Venesuela
would like to. fit him with their latest
aesiguB la neckweasj
MR. BBTAtTS .LKADKBSHIP.
'A Battle Over the War Begun,"
the title of Mr, Brrsa's latent ad-1
dress on political affairs. Its coming-
out party seems to have occurred lit
down In the heart of Pennsylvania,
where the democratic patty is neither
helped nor hurt by political oratory. I
Tne Bpeech j8 aignlftcant chiefly as In-
..." w. .
t independent concerns, the
starting out to reorganize the party
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uruoniuii iu o l " - ,
,1,... 4.nniiti Mr I
in v o w ciiiiiuniaoLii; uuivv-iMvo
bis own part, and as long as me
P" wanted h,m t0 contlnuo ucn
- ..i,. ,1inn.,l.t. It at lha hohoat nf
Ihnaa who mlcht ha neraonallv inter- I
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ested In such action on his part."
It will be observed that Mr. Bryan s
1 1 1
sense of humor remains keen. Polit-
,cal h,,torf BlnCe 18?6 8hw" hw P-
juipduj uie iiari uu iuh.
h, h, without effort on his
ow" Part-" Thls wftB demonstrated
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St. Louis in 1904, when Mr. Bryan
parker. In 1908 he even refused to
attend his party's national convention I
11 86,870 at Denver, but remained at his Jair- on 0( the situation, and are all
" I'.''stJio vlew nome and d,d not have a tb,n egreed that a serious mistake was
ll!!!!,'!!!!'"" t0 d0 lln the proceedings ot the con- made in sending these letters to pri
ll 87eo ventlon except to reject delegates he vate societies and generous lndlvid-
J wolo dld not ,,ke' name a11 tne committees, uaiB, The number of letters addressed
ts'.'.'.'.'.'.'.Y..nvto select his running mate, write the to the children's saint was previously
is 3640 platform and fix the time limit for the something like 1,000 a year, but is now
J no,8e demonstrations in his honor. estimated at about 60,000 a year, and
it'.'.'.'.'. !!!!!se!700 Mr. Bryan's assertion that Mr. Taft officers of charitable societies who
o 37,810 had been elected by a combination of have been making investigations de-
financial, commercial and industrial in-
terests and that he (Mr. Bryan) would
rather remain a private citizen than
he president and be subservient to
thege lntereBts, "as Mr. Taft must be
under the mMkn8 that elected
him," is almost as humorous as hie
pretense that he has done nothing to
secure or retain his party s leadership.
But the real significance of the ad-
dress lies in the notice to Mr. Mack,
Colonel Watterson, Editor Hemphill,
Martin W. Littleton, Judge Parker
and other democrats ot the east and
south that they may abandon their
P'"" ot Piling Governor Harmon of I
Ohio, Governor Marshall of Indiana
and Governor Johnson of-Minnesota
through the trial heats for the purpose
of picking an entry for the 1912 presl
Every democrat mentioned now or
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inercaiLer m preeiucutiaA yuituiiii
may consider himself included in the
list of "those who might be personally
Interested" by Mr. Bryan's retirement
from the democratic leadership and to
all such be makes it plain that he has
no Intention to get out of the way.
A NATIONAL OA ME LAW.
A bill has been Introduced In con
gress by Congressman Weeks of Mas
sachusetts which goes farther than
anything yet attempted in extending
the Jurisdiction of the Interstate Com-
merce commission and centralizing or
power ot the federal government over
the States. Mr. Weeks' bill asserts the
right of congress to legislate, unaer us
. it . I
mterstate commerce powers, jor ine
protection of migratory birds. The
measure will have the effect, It is
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nopea, oi arousing tne biuvw i "e
enactment of better game laws and
legislatlon for tne protection or oira
life. Most of the states have laws de-
clarlng wild game the property of the
state and maKing stringent proviaiona
protecting such game from wanton ae-
struction and limiting tne period in
which it may ne Kinea. as wen as tne
nnner mat may De tunea m season.
Ti, M1 1km m tttwaniVA a f rA " Y VlAWOVO I
11 wu uc ""0
t0 distort the powers over interstate
commerce so as to invest the federal
government with the regulation of the
killing of game birds any more than
with the regulation of their flight or
CABNtOIE ON 1HK TABIFF.
The wava and means committee at
Washington derived much entertain-
ment from the testimony offered by
Andrew Carnegie as to the tariff on to say nothing of other objectionable
steel products, but the net result will features. The question whether the
hardly add to the committee's sum street fair could be abolished or give
total bf knowledge on the subject. The way to some other form of entertain
somewhat detailed press report ot the ment without Jeopardizing the flnan-
hearing indicates that Mr. Carnegie
was In rare good humor and took
keen debt in framing happy epi
Krams on law, life, liberty and the
pursuit of happiness, but that data
about the cost of manufacturing steel
I did not trouble bis thoughts or dls-
turb his flow of amusing conversa-
I At previous hearings, Mr. Gary, as
head ot the steel trust, and Charles
jj. Schwab, one ot the great steel
manufacturers, had testified in detail
about the cost of making steel in this
country, prices at home and abroad, the
wageS of workmen and all of . the fac-
tnr. tuvnlvnd In the conduct nf a
industry. Mr. Carnegie airily brushed
aside the testimony of these men and
declared that they
parties. He' insisted that the steel in
dustry had made such progress that it
did not need tariff protection and
could compete In the markets of the
world without reducing the wages of
One significant feature of the steel
king's testimony is hs refusal to rec
ognise the existence of any independ
ent steel manufacturing companies.
He declared. In so many words, that
the United States Steel corporation!
had business so organized and so well
ln hand that no independent company,
wlth less caplui and less able manage-
ment, could hope to compete success-
fully, and that no tariff- schedules
could prevent such companies from
final commercial disaster. A touch of
humor Is to be found In Mr. Carnegie's
declaration of pronounced opposition
to anr proposition looking to an In-
come tax law. Mr. Carnegie, hat an In
come somewhat above the average and
Is not affected by tariff changes,
The result of the hearing leaves the
ways and means committee faced with
the duty of making Its own conclu-
slons with reference to the steel tariff
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hhusm, it uuuiiiirwj ciuuiqi ui iu
I tariff WOUld helD the Steel trust tO the
committee will have to exercise great
ram Ia nirli n iHnilnianl filr In !
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THAT FRAUD ORDER ON 8A1XTA CLAVS,
Much adverse criticism la being dl-
reeled at Postmaster General Meyer
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leuenj iaarBea w niB nui go 10
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delivered as formerly to local chart
table organizations. The critics of the
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postmaster general declare that his or.
der is calculated to destroy the simple
laitn Ot CDUdren and DlaSt tneir tono
L. M.t.in anA ,, u oM k
vii auvuvm vswu m w nwwav u
tter for the great government to go
far enough in paternalistic lines even
puDaems 01 01. mcnoias.
The heartless officials of the Post-
office department have another ver-
ciare that the increase is simply an-
other illustration of the facility and
promptness with which professional
beggars and the undeserving take ad-
vantage of every chance to Impose
upon tender hearted persons. The post-
office officials are convinced that the
use of the malls for Santa Claus pur-
p0Bes is a false charity, and sensible
folks who think It over will agree with
The report rendered at the recent
annual meeting of Ak-Sar-Ben, setting
t thfl recelpt8 and expenditures tor
the preceding year. Is certainly gratt
fylng in the balance to the good which
lit leaves in hand. The financial ex
hiblt must Impress one and all with
the magnitude to which the Ak-Sar-
- lnHtH . mttmttimA wv,,.
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the Initiating ceremonies . continue
weekly for a period of four or five
months, the carnival proper is con-
densed into ten days, and for these
activities the grand total ot expendi
ture for the last year foots up $58,
000. When the aggregate expendi
tures approached the $40,000 mark
we ' all thought Ak-Sar-Ben was full
grown, but it has since then expanded
50 per cent and still finds income .ex
Analysis of the treasurer's report
h th t f th . rom
membership fees is SDent on the Ini-
tlaUon. entertainment; that the ball
k become almost entirely a source
nltnM Airlncinfir nrattlpall v tin Ban.
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.rftta that, the rhlidren'a hall
,ftUe,,rated thi v.. r,i n ...
ln. orw, tr,n. ,v0
cost nearly 60 per cent more than was
raised by special parade fund Bubscrlp-
yons, and. finally, that the street fair,
althouKh costlnn over $16,000
krouKht in $29,000. Droducine a nroflt
o i30oo. As now financed, there-
,ore the street fair produces almost
half the total revenue,
0n ci08er inspection, however, It
wll, be seen that the Importance of the
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gtreet lair ib likely to be exaggerated,
Ak-Sar-Ben is not Intended to be a
money-making Institution, and while
the street fair produced a profit of $13.-
00q 0 this $8,000 was used to sink
an indebtedness or be carried to the
surplus account, so that in reality the
deficit, had there been no street fair.
would have been but $5,000. The
street fair, moreover. Is more or lena
ot a hazardous undertaking, depend-
Ing largely upon weather conditions,
Iclal stability of Ak-Sar-Ben resolves
itself into a question whether an as
sured income of $5,000 could be ee-
cured from sources entirely outside of
those now contributing
The Omaha Ministerial association
comes grandly to the front with une
quivocal endorsement of the report of
the recent grand Jury and the further
recommendation that public officials
derelict in their duty "be proceeded
against for unfaithfulness in office."
That'B Just what the grand Jury was
"upposod to do. but either could not
Menwy tne oiuc.ats aereuci in auty
COUld not nna suracieni legal OVI
dence t0 brinlB In bll, '
Indictment. Talking about derelict
. nnhlli, nfflr-lala anil nrnooAif Inv ..ln.t
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them in specinc cases are two different
The only democratic congressman
from Nebraska Is vociferous in his
newspaper for a bank deposit guar
anty law. When the democratic bank
deposit guaranty scneme was pre
sented In congress last spring as an
amendment to the Aid rich-Vreeland
bill, he refused to vote for it.
Mayor "Jim" has not yet announced
whether or not he will this year per-
form on his broncho along Pennsyl-
yania avenue while the Inaugural p fo
I cession la forming
The state auditor ot Kansas an
Inounccs that in the future be will re-
'fuse to give his approval to expense I
account Hems for meals eaten by-stfrte
officials if the amount spent for each
repast exceeds 75 cents. Those who
have eaten in Kansas hotels will side
with the auditor.
It la to be noted that several ot the
supreme court commissioners who ln-
Isted they were entitled to promotion
to supreme court Judgeships carrying
4.500 a year are manifesting no ob
jection to continuing to serve in, their
present capacity at $2,500 a year.
For some reason or other the dem
ocratic members-elect to the legisla
ture do not seem to be Jumping with
any avidity at the World-Herald's
scheme to "defeat the lobby" by
shearing the speaker of his power to
Omaha retailers have been doing 8
big Christmas business because they
have been offering a bigger selection
and better goods at more attractive
prices than ever before. Our local
merchants have learned the secret of
Standard Oil officials admit that
they made a loan of $20,000,000, but
cannot remember the name or ad
dress of the man who got the money.
Wouldn't you like to borrow money
under such conditions T
The succession of Horace O. Burt to
the managing receivership of the Chi
cago Great Western in place of A. B.
Stlckney keeps a friend familiar with
Omaha conditions and Interests at the
helm of that road.
Newspapers are being petitioned to
quit printing details of such cases as
the Halns trial and the Thaw scandal.
The papers will quit printing . such
news whenever their patrons quit
If Mr. Taft will consult the tele
graph editors and headline writers he
will find an overwhelming sentiment
in favor of cabinet members with
A customs official has been as
signed to make a rigid Inspection of
tea arriving at the port ot Boston.
History tells what Boston does with
The proposition to double the sal
ary of the president appears reason
able when i( is remembered that he
has to work double time and then
A New York Judge has ruled that a
man need not support his wife when
his wage is only $S a week. In other
words, the law does not demand mir
One Troable at a. Time.
. Chicago Record-Herald.
President Simon of Haytl has made no
promises concerning his Intentions with
regard to a scoqd term. He has probably
considered It. unnecessary.
Platforms Mens Mometnlnar.
' Washington Post.
Taft thinks that platforms should not be
forgotten when the campaign is over.
Seasoned and practical statesmen cannot
but view the situation with amasement and
alarm. ' '
A Imios of Peaeo.
Mr. Roosevelt will not reply to congress'
polite Invitation to speak up again until
after the holiday recess. This announce
ment was made, no doubt, In order to give
congress a chance to enjoy Itself In the
PanUhment Unequal to Crime.
The convicted capltol grafters 1n Pennsyl
vania get off lightly with a sentence of
two years In prison and a light fine for
the looting In connection with the building
of the capltol at HarriBburg, which they
turned Into a scandal and a disgrace to the
name of the state. The aplrit of retribution
ot the age Is too lenient a one. We need
more of the atern. old Spartan sense of jus
tice If the punishment of evlldolng la to
be made a warning to others.
The Pennsylvania, Convictions.
New Tork Bun.
The four men convicted of conspiracy
to defraud the state of Pennsylvania In
the furnishing of the new capltol at Har-
rtaburg have ben sentenced to Imprison
ment and fine. Tluy are a former auditor
general of the state, a former aUU treas
urer, a former superintendent of publla
grounds and buildings .and th contractor
foi the furnishings.
The list Is an Impressive ono. So cyni
cal had the public become that It was re
gardd as Impossible that any one would
be punished for the gross corruption that
waa known to have marked the completion
of the building. Even when the men Just
sentenced were found guilty It was popu
larly believed that they would escape with
fines more or less absurdly Inadequate. Yet
they have been condemned to two years In
jail and to pay a fine of 1600.
The terms of punishment do not seem too
severe. However, they are not ridiculous,
and that Is something.
It 1s pertinently asked If Santa Claus
has shaped his presents for this year to fit
the sheath modes that prevail In fash
Only two more days In which to do the
shopping that ought to have been done
earlier. Don't push, don't scratch. Keep
control of your temper and try to look as
If you enjoyed it. .
The late Stephen M. White. United States
senator from California, who died in 1901,
has been honored by the erection of
statue at Lob Angeles, which was paid for
by public subscription.
Clarence D. Cralle, a policeman of Louis
ville, Ky., at a recent aale of rifles dis
carded by the government, purchased one
which proved to be the Identical gun he
had carried through the Spanish war.
George Eaatman has been a generous
benefactor of Rochester, N. T., where his
great business Is located. . He has just
given to the city for park purposes
tBO.OOO tract of land contiguous to the new
Cobb's Hill reservoir.
The oldest officeholder In Alton, III.,
Francis Brandewelde, has reached the
age of 81 He chews tobacco, drinks
beer and Mstens to all ot the good stories
he can hear. These three aourcea of en
toy ment once pulled him through a die.
geroua Illness. He thinks. If he can hold
onto his office, he will easily live to be
100. It Is mighty dangerous to take an
office away from a man at U.
"Til y Whmt We Give, bat
We Give It."
Springfield (Ma.) Republican.
The question is rightly, we aurpooe, not
what w give, but how we give It, and
what goes with It of eurselvca. For "the
gift without the giver la bare." This la
the very commonplace of sentiment, but It
hold still the truth. Not only the eaay
luxury of young 81 r Lunfal, toealng the
ptece of gold to the leper by the roadside,
but the alms done today that coata no
thought and Is Inconsiderate of worth la
without credit In the higher Judgment
But bo la the extravagant overmore that
characterlaea our small domestlo and
friendship tokens. The year around we
muat give, for aj George Calvert says,
"Who gives not la not living." It la not
for a particular day or acaaon that our
bestowala of favor are made to brighten
earth: we should be careful to carry on a
sweetness of heart and opennea of hand,
all the time, so that the special Christmas
giving shall not be peculiar, but a natural
outgrowth of life-such a habitude of
Character aa makes our relations with
those near to ua absolutely spontaneous,
and this anniversary only the occasion for
a fresher experience of love. Something
moro than use must mingle with our giv
ing; sentiment, which prompts all good
thligs, should be choice, and gild even
as with a real aureole of beauty.
Thi asks for something deep within the
ecul; not the fillip of a fashion or the ful
fillment of an obligation. Vital, touching
the exhaustless fountain of love, and
drawing from Its holy depths, flinging up
Its crystal spray from the sacred earth, to
sparkle on the stream's bright surface like
the smile of God, with that abounding sraca
of fruitful continuance which Is the war
rant of a deathless tenderness. All true
gifts must be expressions, in their meas
ure, of aspiration of comethlng that does
not dwell In the material form of the
Thua waa the great gift made of the lifs
of Jesus. He Bet the enduring example of
giving himself to his fellow men. All that
he had he gave, and the ages have not
exhausted his gift, nor are likely to ex
hsvt It. It waa solf-forgetting, others re
membering; It waa eternal, because de
voted. It cannot be thought that a less
high motive should be appealed to on the
tve of the holy day wr.en we remember
the coming Into the world of the moat
beautiful, generous and Inspiring of Uvea
FITTED FOB THE PLACE.
Senator Knox Well Eqalpped for New
New York Evening Post.
Senator Knox's acceptance of the State
department aasures a steady, unemotional
ana tnorougbiy competent conduct of for
elgn relations under the new administra
tion. In seeking a secretary of tills type
Mr. Taft shows, what waa otherwise
abundantly evident, that he wants quiet,
but able, men about him. It Is Impossible
to Imagine Mr. Knox doing anything ex
piumvo. me iu.ee mat ne naa been a cor
poration lawyer, and that by his exposure
of the unconstitutionality of Mr. Roose
velt's original railway rates bill, he got on
the list of undesirables, has not deterred
Mr. Taft in looking for special skill and
the judicial temperament wherever they
were to be found. He Is quoted aa saying
that Senator Knox waa not merely a man
In publla life who was a highly qualified
secretary, but the "only one." This la a
little hard on the others.
Preceding; Models Possess Good Quali
ties ud Soaao Defeats.
Cleveland Plain Dealer. ' '
Judge Taft'a eloauent eulosrv of the lata
President McKlnley causes many to at
tempt a readjustment of their estimate
of the character ot the next president
They had been led to believe that Mr.
Taft would be a second Roosevelt; a little
less strenuous and less inclined to fly in
the face of proprieties, perhaps, but still a
continuation of the man who made him his
successor. The president-elect spoke of
Mr. McKlnley In a way, however, to Indi
cate that he would- try to model his per
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sonality and Ms administration 1 after the
last Ohloan Instead of the wst new
Yorker, to occupy the presidential chair.
It Is manifestly unfair to Judge Tart to
say that ha will be either another McKln-
ky or another Roosevelt The nation win
like him better if bo adopts whatever was
best In the administration of each of his
two predecessors, add to them whatever
oYlginal god qualities he may possess and
give the people what they have by their
votes decreed ahall be given thetn-a Tafl
administration. Let Mr. Taft be not an
other McKlnley nor another Roosevelt, but
Just Taft. . .
Touching on the value of eulogy. How
ever, aa an Indication of future conduct. It
might be worth while to recall what Mr.
Roosevelt Bald at the bier of MeKhvley and
how thoroughly he has In tne latter years
of hla official life shattered every hope
raised by that eoftly-spoken promise.
Frmbrette We are undone I
Boubrette The comedian 1b giving Willie
Villain Bah! Beneath Ms plate on
ChrlKtmas morning I will place a receipt
for alx months' piano lessons for his
"Some tlmes."iiaid the official, "I really
yearn for a private life."
"Yes," answered Senator 8orghum. "The
great objection to a private life, however,
Is that It cannot be pursued at publlo ex
pense." Washington Star.
"You sav the officers tore him limb from
limb when they arrested him?"
That's what they Old."
"Almost; you see he had both leg wrap
ped about the branch of a tree." Houston
"They can't drive my wife Into any of
these new fangled, slim-Jane styles of
"Well, it ain't so much that. She's thirty
eight inches round the waist" Cleveland
"Senator," asked Mb constituent, "how
does It happen that you have never been
mixed up in auy of these squabbles or
"O, that's because I'm a good mixer,"
said Senator Lotsmun. Chicago Tribune.
The Doctor's Wife Well, Jane, so your
poor' husband's gone at last. Didn't you
give him his medicine properly?
Jane Ah, poor dear! how could I? Doctor
tald as how It was to be took In a re
cumbent position, and as I hadn't one I
asked Mrs. Green to lend me one. She
said she had one, but It was broke! So it
wasn't any good. Harper's Weekly.
DREAM OF SANTA CLAUS.
' Baltimore Sun.
I used to dream of Santa Claus,
Like you, my little boy;
And still the twilight round me draws
That vision of old joy, ;
I used to count the weeks and days,
Aa you do, little lad;
And all my life Waa one sweet mate,
And all my hours were glad!
I used to wonder what he'd bring.
As you do, little girl;
Those were the hours of gossamer wing,
Of filament and pearl;
I used to wish and change my wish.
As you do still, my sweet.
There where the wondrous windows gleam
Jn neart or Christmas street 1
I used to thnk a reindeer sled,
a numming top, a ban,
In those sweet days my memory tread,
Were all and more than all;
I, too, have blown the flutes of tin.
And played the little drums.
And shouted from my hobbyhorse:
"He comes, the hero comes!"
I, too, have kept my little sweets,
The best unto the last;
Watched in the holiday of streets
The pageants aa they passed;
Heard with wild wonder from the books
Of fairy told to me
Deeds that In quiet nursery nooks
Rocked me on Fancy's sea!
I used to dream of Santa Claus,
As you do, little ones, - -Waiting
to - hear his reindeers pause
Where the red gable runs;
Used to? Ah, laugh not at the boast!
In ray gray sleep tonight
On the old hillside I shall coast
Into the Christmas right
Green be the child-heart in this breast;
This "used to" ring with flaws.
While through the dreams that mark my
Still wanders Santa Claus!
Yea though the rose may fade, and time
Rust the old fancies, dear.
Youth la the muslo of love'a chime
That still, thank God, I hear!
The Alteration Piano SalejS
4rifiiirla all trlft UTirlffhtR
WIMHUVM WM O
Pianos, all the new Grand
Pianos, all the new Player
Pianos and the Organs, all
the used Pianos and Organs.
The Christmas shopper is
takintf . advantage of. the
Bllospe Fiano stile.
Tne great siock oi line
Fianos, Player Pianos,
Grand Pianos, Parlor Or
gans, Chapel Organs and
Player Organs is thrown on
the market at prices which
force the buying.
Just a little money down, a
small amount Wery month and
jour new mahogany, oak or wal
nut piano s paid for. ;
When you can buy a $250, $275,
$3.00 and $325 piano for
On $6 Monthly Tajments, It
Look Kiiny, Is Kay and You
Can't Relnt It.
DO VOL KNOW T11K WOHLD'S
They are the Kranith & llach,
Krakauer,; Kimball, Hush-Lane,
Burton, Cramer &
Player Planon iWw, iS.00 up.
H Parlor Oman, $20 up.
unnstmas aHK i mock
Water color pictures n gilt frames,
Etchings in oak'framea, 91 up.
Carbon Photographs In ebony
frames, 81.60. up.
Paatel landscapes and fruit pictured
In gilt frames, from 91 up.
Oil paintings In gold frames, frum
3 UP- . ,
Mottoes' tn passepartout frames, aoc
Exquisite metal frames. In gold, sil
ver, copper and black iron for fctamp
slxe photographs and atl sizes, at
from SOo up. - '
Natural wood frames' veneered In
rosewood, Circassian walnut, hurl
walnut, Engllah oak. In ovals nnd
square shapes, single or doublo opon-
Antique line of Amphora and Yaka-I
hoe pottery and art crafts wares at
prlcea way De-iow marnei.
rwnah TTIrh school. Bellevuc col
lege, Brownell hall. Council Bluffs
Mlo-h vhnnl CrelKhton colleen and
the beautiful College Posters, 35c, BOc
finirt frames, natural wood frnmes,
enameled frames, Florentine frames,
gilt frames, ebonlzed frames, 10o, 850,
loo, 78o, 91 and up,, in ovale, square
frames, made to fit any size; get your
order In early.
k Complete rira Paa Outfit, Ten
Thia nrics only while they last, so
please coma on the run. Leathers for
burning. Designed Wood for Deco
rating, Shapely .Boxes, SfwWs, Panels,
Pipe Racks, Tie Racks, Frames and
an. endless variety ot novelties.
Oil Paint Outfits. S3 up; Water
Color Outfits, from 60o up; Pastel
outfits, from 60o up; China Painters'!
outfits, from to up. ,-
The greatest Xmas line, 4ha cheap
eat In price and the biggest variety.
Christmas MUSIC Display
I bow. roMin nnd extra set of totrinffa,
k m ma T AO I1A and sin
iur v-j fi w i s"
Complete, with case and extra set
of strings, tor So, 98, 910, 913, 816
Comolete. with waterproof canvas,
leather-bound case, for $7, 99, 919 and
German, Bohemian and" Italian, ourl
own Importation, lor 91.SO, J, i, I
B4.60, S ana VP-
Imported from Switzerland, for
children, for TSo, 91. 91-SO. 93, 94 end
JUg-loa, Mlra, arUaphoaes. .
Manufactured in United Btatea, for
91S, 938, 93. 90 st"1 "P-
The only Instrument that 'repro
duces the living voices of the world's
greatest artists, for 918, 917.80, 938,
930 and up. I
Ylotor Ylotrolas for 9309 and 9360.
Sold on easy payments.
In beautiful cases, for 60o, 975, fll
Strings for All
15fi Douglas Street
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