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month of November, 110, was as follows:
1.. .......... 3,SS0 18 43,800
t .43,600 17 44,230
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. 44,300. 21 43,910
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43,810 23 43,930
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Welcome to our city!
No Evening Bee Monday.
Merry Christmas to one and all.
Today there Is Joy enough for all.
Now, Just a moment. Has Santa
Clan missed anybody?
Eren Mr. Hobson can afford to Join
la the rising anthem of peace. .
Peace on earth was preached before
Andrew Carnegie took it up as his
If this keeps up, Medicine Hat will
hare to get a pair of earmuffs out of
. Mr. Carnegie is a lover of birds.
"I love my eagles, but oh, you dove
Nothing to stop anyone starting in
vlfrfit a w a v nn Phrltttmaa ahnnntna for
"Amateur volcano shows up in Kan
sas." News item. Trust Kansas to
strive for the best, anyway.
Champ Clark ought to be certain
those mules have kick-back straps on
before starting them up the avenue.
If Dr. Cook -would prepare a new
lecture on "How I Buncoed Them,"
he might possibly revive the box office
At any rate, England's prejudice
against Amercan dollars did not keep
Mr. Waldorf Alitor from being elected
The New York Tribune discusses
'Murphy's Motives." Whoever thought
before to question the motives of a
Ever hear of the democratic na
tional committeeman for Nebraska
making a motion to keep the party
purged of crooks?
Texas newspapers boast that Texas
bow raises more mules than Missouri.
Tes, but Texas cannot drive a span up
Only five of those New York babies
were left In Houston, the Post tells us.
Well, that partly atones for taking the
entire number to Texas.
Is the press report trying to be
funny when it says that "This plan of
the Spanish premier meets the 'ap
proval of King Alfonso?"
The extravagance of these times has
begun to show Itself in our water sup
ply. Ths Mississippi river is lower
than it has ever been at this season.
Former Secretary Olney should
come west, then he would see that this
reign of lawlessness, which he laments
in' New England, does not extend far.
Although he says he is not seeking
another nomination for president, Mr
Bryan, wants it distinctly understood
that he proposes to write the platform
Judging by the formidable charac
ter of the program for the New Year's
receptions at the White House, Presl
dent Taft will have to Qualify in the
strenuous class at least for a day.
The Spirit of Christmas.
Christmas to all means Joy. The
peal of the shepherd song, that broke
upon the Judran hills has never died
away. Caught up from the angel host,
it reverberates still triumphant, the
one trans endant note that harmonizes
human hearts. All the finer aspira
tions of the soul find satisfaction In
the melody of Ilethlohem. It is a joy
of peace, purity, patience the spirit
"Peace on earth, good will toward
men." And the angel cry is echoed
by Him It proclaimed more than thirty
years later: "Peace I leave with you,
ray peace I give unto you." It la the
dominant note In the economy of
grace. Peace that brought rest to the
world from , its perplexities and
Purity Is breathed In every thought
of Christmas. It is first the purity of
babyhood; life at its source the Per
fect Man. Outwardly it Is sensed In
the aroma of the frankincense and
myrrh, the gifts of the wise men, and
it comes to fullness in the life to
Through the ages mankind waited
patiently for the coming of its king.
Infinity waited for the fullness of time
to complete Its great plan. The three
wise men, led by the star In their
long, lonely vigil, are emblematic of
patience. Even the humble shepherds,
leaving their flocks on the hills, crept
closer In patient hope, to "see this
thing which Is come to pass." The
thought comes most forcibly In Van
Dyke's "Fourth Wise Man," who, was
to make the Journey with the three,
but, pressing on his broken way alone,
never saw his King until he saw him
borne up grim Golgotha.
The world In the intensity of its
practical life today needs more peace,
more purity, more patience. It can
find the lesson in the real 6pirlt of
Christmas without losing any of its
Joy and merriment. Giving and re
ceiving presents is not all there Is to
this festival, That we know from the
illusion for happy childhood that Is
weaved about It. No one need to be
over-solemn to get the solemn and in
spiring truth of the real Christmas
spirit. Let it continue to be a season
of Joy and praise, but these virtues are
richest In the serious, seasoned aspect
of the inside fact.
Fortunes of the Future.
The Rockefellers and the Carnegles
evidently are not Insensible to the be
lief that personal fortunes of $500,
000,000 and $600,000,000 are not
creditable in the people's eyes and will
be difficult for any man to acquire In
the future. Neither can they be in
different to the growing demand for, a
more lfvely distribution of wealth now.
They seem to have anticipated some
such disposition and therefore prefer
to give away their own millions rather
than have it done for them or their
heirs after they are gone; "
In the minds of many this has much
to do with the strenuous campaign
of giving which our multl-mllllonalres
are carrying on with such consistency.
Of course, it is impossible to tell Just
how far the moral principle of Justify
ing the possession of fortunes like
theirs actuates them, but it is not in
conceivable that It has its effect. Nor
can it reasonably be doubted that these
men's views on such matters are very
different now from what they were
when they were striving so fiercely to
acquire their fabulous riches. Some
sort of uncomfortable weight seems to
press down on the mind of the man
with such a personal fortune as he
nears the end of his active career and
begins to strike the balance In his
life's activities.. Public opinion may
have scored a greater victory than .it
And yet, of course, in all ages there
have been powerful rich and powerless
poor people, and probably always will
be. It is even a question if the dis
parity is bo much greater today than
it has been at other periods In history.
What Is more probable la that the rich
man of the present is more mindful of
his poor brother than was the rich
man of the past. , Still, It Is reasona
ble to believe that such colossal for
tunes as some men now possess will
not be so common in the future,
whether the restriction comes about
through self-abnegation or involun
tary submission. -
' Mothers of Then and Now.
The "popular" writer who bewails
what he assumes to be the fact that
the "old-fashioned" mother Is no more
Is liable to defeat his own purpose if
that be inculcating in children the
highest possible regard for their
parents, it is a danger which even
the quantitative theory of literature
or space rates cannot Justify.
The mother of the past, of course,
was different from the mother of the
present; as different on the whole as
the conditions of life then and now,
but since her daughter Is the mother
of the present there must be some
points of similarity. All the good in
our mothers and grandmothers cer
tainly could not have vanished. It
will be paying scant tribute to those
dear, good women who have laid down
their precepts 'and examples and
passed on to say so. And, of course,
this writer does not mean to do that,
yet he comes very near doing what he
does not Intend.
The fallacy of the whole sentimental
notion that because things and people
are not like they used to be they are
not as good lies in the patent fact that
they cannot be alike, and if they were
It would simply be because of the pres
ent generation being so much inferior
to the past that it was unable to do no
more than stand still. With alt the
advantages of progress and develop
ment which time offers it would be a
race of weaklings that did not lift life
to higher, planes with succeeding gen
erations. And no one dare say that
life Is not on a higher plane today
than It was fifty years ago. Of course,
it Is because, largely, of the Inspiring
Influences and the sturdy character
training derived from our ancestry of
the past. There Is no other way of
Justly acknowledging our debt to our
forefathers than by claiming to have
wrought improvement In the condi
tions of life.
British Nomination Methods.
An article In the Outlook calls at
tention to the peculiar methods of
nominating candidates for parliament
In England, so essentially different
from those in the United States as to
make it difficult for us to understand
them. In England the selection of the
party candidate In a constituency Is
generally made by a small subcom
mittee of the executive council of the
party associations. Such a thing, we
are further told, as the participation
of the members, even of the local as
sociation, in this selection Is prac
tically unknown, and the participation
of all party voters In a constituency
through such a means-as a primary
election is absolutely unknown. . Ac
cording to' British practice, if the nom
inating committee cannot find a local
man available for the nomination, as
sistance Is asked of the headquarters
association of the party in London,
which Is always ready to suggest can
didates when they are wanted. There
Is comparatively little competition for
nominations for parliament, for va
rious reasons; first, that the position
carries no pay; second, .that It gives
no power of . patronags; third, that
the member can do very little to pro
mote the special Interests of his con
stituency; fourth, that the election ex
penses must be paid by the candidates;
and fifth, that the parliamentary elec
tion is seldom a stepping stone to
something better. In a word, party
nominations in England come from the
top down instead of from the bottom
up, and represent traditions of consti
tutional .monarchy diametrically op
posed to our Idea of democracy.
And yet, the actual results In Eng
land and America are not so very dif
ferent despite contrasting methods of
nomination. Adverting to this in a
recent conversation, Sir Horace Plun
kett, who is visiting in this country,
declared that the object kept in view
by political parties abroad, as well as
here, is to put up candidates who will
win, and that whatever method of slft-lng-out
is adopted, the effort is to se
cure a candidate who can command
the party strength and a majority of
the votes, In -England If a constitu
ency-poaatss no one giving promise of
success, -.the central authorities of the
party supply one from some other
part of the kingdom. In our country
we, . asa 'rula,: make residence in the
district 'a 'prerequisite for nomination,
although even this has not been rig
idly adhered to. Our conventions and
primaries are therefore trial heats to
ascertain which of the available as
pirants exhibit the best vote-getting
abilities, and the strongest man by this
test is pitted against the candidate of
the opposition similarly selected. The
popular vote at the election is in each
case the arbitrament which determines
whether the preliminary choice was
a wise one or not This popular vote
is the brake on nomination abuses in
England, Just as it is with us,' and
is what r brings the level of ability
In parliament at least up to the level
of congress .in this country, where our
nomination methods require a double
Instead of a single appeal to popular
When Wars Are Banished.
That passage of the letter by which
Andrew Carnegie has dedicated his
$10,000,000 foundation to promote in
ternational peace which relates to the
disposition of the fund after Its object
shall have been achieved Is significant
and suggestive. The deed of trust pro
vides that the income may, when wars
are no more, be devoted to the uplift
of humankind as may be deemed best
To quote Mr. Carnegie's words the
trustees will, when that mlllenium of
Consider what la the next most degrad
ing evil or evils whose banlBbment or
what new elevating element or elements
if introduced or fathered, or both com
binedwould most advance the progress,
elevation and happiness of man, and so on
from century to century without end, my
trusteea of each age shall determine how
they can best aid man In his upward
march to higher and higher stages of de
velopment unceasingly, for now we know
that man was created not with an instinct
for his own degradation, but imbued with
the desire and power of Improvement to
which, perchance, there may be no limit
short of perfection even here In thla life
It Is worth while observing that Mr.
Carnegie does not delude himself with
the idea that the banishment of war
will in itself prove to be the panacea
for all human Ills. Many evils and
heavy burdens may be ascribed to the
havoc wrought by war and the hard
ships inflicted by preparation for war,
and there is reason to believe that
without war, or the fear of war, the
concentration of effort now diverted In
these directions upon wealth-producing
enterprises or useful service would
be a tremendous factor for prosperity
But every age brings its new prob
lems and new abuses to be reformed
and every forward step shows higher
altitudes to be reached. The banish
ment of war is therefore not the ulti
mate goal, but rather the closer ap
proach of mankind to more perfect life
on -earth. When wars are no more
there will still be useful rurposes to
which the peace fund ran be applied,
and the realization of this fact is proof
that Mr. Carnegie Is not obsessed of
one idea, but has a broader and more
far-reaching vision than the founders
of most of our philanthropies.
The Craze for Insanity.
People might become alarmed over
the disclosure by Dr. N. Allen Starr of
New York that Insanity has Increased
in the United States during the last
ten years 103.9 per cent were it not
that they had been previously in
formed by an eastern college professor
that within 100 years everybody would
be crazy. That simply reduces the
state of our mind to a relative proposi
tion and shows that as an alert and
progressive people we are making bet
ter headway toward the universal goal
than might have been supposed. To
be sure, it would be best if all could
reach there at the same time, for any
body can discern the disadvantages of
an uneven race.
But the census returns and Dr
Starr's comments appeal to the serious
consideration of people. He is un
questionably right In his contention:
The crying need of the present day Is
a realisation that we live too fast; that
we work too fast; that we strive too In
tensely; that we feel too keenly. Mod
eration, not, excess, lends to health.
' The fact that nervous disorders are
at the base of a large percentage of
the insanity tends ' to confirm this
theory. Nor Is it surprising to learn
that excessive indulgence' in drink
plays a considerable part It la one
of the steps, often, in the progress of
a nervous breakdown. The old Idea
of drowning one's troubles may have
just as much to do with these statis
tics as does the convivial habit. But
aside from drink, the tendency toward
excesses Is marked enough In ouf
American life to call for serious
thought. We plead the excuse that
we live In a strenuous age and must
move swiftly or be swept away in the
current. But moderation and stren
uoslty are not antitheses. One of the
most strenuous Americans is also one
of the most moderate. Moderation Is
a habit of mind Into which, if people
get, they may move very swiftly with
out harm. What Is needed Is careful
living, and careful working system
But It is a condition and not a
theory that confronts the nation. So
it is well that a plan has been set on
foot similar to that combatting tu
berculosis, to teach people how to cor
rect the abuses that are filling insane
asylums and untimely graves. It Is
one of the things that makes us see all
the people of the present day are not
Where Prophets Fail.
.Senator Lafayette Young of Iowa, In
his "maiden" speech in the senate,
With McKlnley died the old era and an
imosities of a great war. Under his lead
ership the men In gray found themselves
again In blue. His work was done.
The mourners soon welcomed the
new president. His entrance was quick
and stalwart. He could scarcely have
known the new duties that were to come
Most people now will agree that
even the keen Insight of Theodore
Roosevelt scarcely penetrated the
short period of seven years enough to
comprehend what actually lay within
them. He was a young man who saw
visions, but his own pledge to carry
out the McKlnley policies, held up in
the light of his subsequent deeds, af
ford proof, that even his broad vision
did not take it all in. And his fidelity
to that self-imposed trust has never
Again referring to McKlnley, Sena
tor Young said:
IJke Lincoln, he died at the end of a
great epoch, facing duties so discordant
and alien to his heart and soul that he
could never have met them.
It is now generally accepted that
Colonel Roosevelt was specially raised
up to discharge these duties, which,
Senator Young believes, McKlnley
could not have met
The Iowa senator spoke from the
same spot where, sixty years before,
John C. Calhoun, too feeble to deliver
it, had his laBt speech in the senate
read for him. In it he pleaded for
peace and against war and was so
firmly committed to the doctrine that
as a means of securing it he advocated
the impossible proposal of two presi
dents, one to act as a check upon the
other. "And your young men shall
see visions and your old men shall
dream dreams." Calhoun, too, was a
man of wisdom and foresight but this
was a dream as fantastic as that of his
pet doctrine of nullification. He, no
more than his contemporaries, could
look into the future and see this na
tion within little more than half a
century with nearly 100,000,000 peo
ple, at peace with the world and still
under one flag and one government.
Magnify as much aa we will the
seers of past or present, we can find
none with wisdom to grasp the full
future of the republic. Calhoun did
not see It in his day; nor Lincoln, nor.
McKlnley, nor Roosevelt in his. Its
possibilities are too great All that
even the giants among us can hope to
achieve is each his own comparatively
small part in working out a destiny
for the nation higher than what in
their wildest hopes the founders did
not dare picture.
Dr. Cook now frankly admits he was
in a delirium when he, sought the
North Pole. Some people believe that
is the only state of mind In which any
man could undertake the mission.
In the early days of the republic
members of congress got together and
made the nominations for president
and vice president for their respective
parties. Some members of congress
are Just now evincing a disposition to
resuma this practice.
The United States Is catching up
with the world procession by inaugu
rating a postal savings bank system.
It will take another step In line with
progressive countries when it extends
Its activities to Include the parcels
Mr. Bryan says he Is not a candi
date for the democratic presidential
nomination for 1912, but he does not
offer to give bond that he would not
take it if the people should insist on
putting it over on him.
Kentucky refuses to be fettered
by that peace proposal. Two men
have Just been shot down In Mount
Sterling. You cannot bribe those
Blue Grass boys with even $10,
000,000. The Globe-Democrat says a pound
of bacon costs as much as a pound of
candy. Yes, and for nutrition It Is
worth ten times as much, especially if
It is Nebraska bacon.
"Kansas ought to speak now," says
the Kansas City 'Star. That is the
first time we ever heard of Kansas for
getting its lines long enough to need
Switzerland proposes to revise the
calendar, giving us one more day. We
do not care how the division is made.
Just so they make that extra day a
"Boss" Murphy of Tammany will
continue receiving applications of
would-be senators during the holidays.
He insists he has not yet made his se
lection. The Jlnaro Millenium.
Wall Street Journal.
Our Washington Jingoes won't sleep wajl
until one-half of the able-bodied men In
this country are supported by the other
lloost for National Goodwill.
" Philadelphia Record.
The feebler the evidences of love of
peace on the cart of the mllltarv a-overn-
mentn, so much the greater the reason for
Andrew Catpegle's Institution.
A Test that Tell.
After all. the explanation of Dr. Cook
does not look so Improbable to the man
who has to get up at 6 o'clock to shovel
the snow off his sidewalk before he goes
Thla Is Uolag Some.
The Mauretania on ita return trip to
England passed certain ships still west
ward bound that had sailed from England
ahead of It, and had been overtaken and
passed on . the Journey to the United
States. To say that this la "going some"
is Inadequate, but no more . fitting char
acterization suggests Itself.
Consolation for the Pat Man.
The fat man who has to climb into an
upper berth will hereafter have a slight
pecuniary consolation for his acrobatic
efforts. He will pay 30 per cent less than
the man on the ground floor. Mr. Lane
of the Interstate Commerce commission,
estimates that the climbers will save a
million and a half annually by this, but
the reduction Is not so great that the Pull
man stockholders need to fear an end of
the "watermelons" they have been cutting
during the lat dozen years.
Giving- the Hal I road Away.
. Springfield (Mass.), Republican.
Speaking before the federal commission
to report on the subject of public con
trol of railroad capitalisation, Francis
Lynda Stetson, legal representative of
the J. P. Morgan firm, ridiculed the no
tion that overcapitalization bad a tendency
to cause unduly high rates. Then be said
that "If we only had one road without
any competition and no government regu
lation, it Is likely that overcapitalized
roads would be Inclined to raise the rate."
Bo the notion he ridiculed cannot be so
ridiculous after all for most roads left
to themselves have been Inclined to In
flate their capital, and the situation then
Is similar to that described In the quoted
Our Birthday Book.
December 88, 110.
Sir Isaac Newton, the great philosopher
and mathematician, was born December
25, 1642, at Wools thorp, England, and died
In 1737, with burial In Westminster abbey.
He deduced the theory of universal gravi
tation by watching an apple fall from a
Patrick fl. GIlmore, the great bandmas
ter, was born on Christmas day, 1830. He
was a native of Ireland, and dllmore and
his band have entertained crowned heads
and populace In nearly all civilized coun
tries of the world.
Judge John F, Dillon, until recently head
of the law department of the Western
Union, waa bom December 25, 1531, In New
York state. He was a Judge on the bench
over In Iowa when Jay Gould took him to
New York to be his legal adviser. Dillon
on "Municipal Corporations" la a standard
work on that subject.
Eldrldge T. Gerry, head of tha Gerry
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Children, Is 73 years old today. He Is a
lawyer by profession and has a private
law library of 30,000 volumes.
Thomas McCagua, head of the well
known McCague family In this city, is cel
ebrating his Kith birthday today. He was
one of tha pioneers of Omaha and before
that a missionary worker In Africa.
Frank Walters, general manager of tha
Northwestern Unas west of the Missouri,
with headquarters at Omaha, la Just 45
years old this Christmas day. He waa
bom In Cedar Fails, la., and made his
start In the railway business In 182. He
came to Omaha In 1906 as assistant general
manager and waa made general manager
within the year.
Dr. E. A. Van Fleet, practicing physi
cian In the McCague block, waa bom De
cember 26. 1868, at Randolph. Wis. He Is
a graduate of the Omaha Medical college
and has been pact Icing In Omaha for eight
Irven W. Barr, stamp clerk at the
Omaha postofflos. Is celebrating his (1st
birthday today. He waa born at Ash
land and haa been In the postal service
Never look the rrlce tug In the face.
With rare exception Santa Claus' stock
goes Into the hands of Joyful receiver.
The Christmas box presented to the
country by one Pr. Cook contains an
abundance of greens for the green.
Kxplorera of ancient times have traced
to the Joe Miller era the "gig of the
season. Tls more blessed to give than
The gracious good will of the weather
man In presenting the corn belt with a
modest "White Christmas" wipes the
slate of past errors and grievances. Merry
Christmas, you old rascal!
Philosopher Dooley Is the father of twins
and Ilcnnessv Is a grandfather. The dual
evrnt Justifies a Christmas conversation,
but the noise In the nursery smothers the
vocal efforts of the elders.
When the tumult and the shouting of
the youngsters wanes and vanishes Into
sleep, then the weary papa puts the night
cap where It will do the most good and
scoots for the lnnd of snores.
In the days of old when knights were
bold and fun of boot and song, there
was none merry enough to remark to his
lady love. "You look like a Christmas
tree." It takes modem courage to say
No amount of pictorial art or tomes of
personal description could convince the
Chicago university that Santa Claus Is
a person with mighty whiskers and flow
ing locks. The C. U. Santa Is beardless
and sporta a wig.
The Missouri section of Kansas City
sends a Christmas message to Its partner
across the border announcing that after
tho first of the year church raffles
will be included In the list of gambling
offenses. The unexpected moral uplift will
check the circulation of sporting blood
among the Kansans and restrict visits
across the line, to those In search of
spirituous consolation. .
The tenth annual Christmas box of the
Manitoba Tree Press of Winnipeg is a
llttlo roll of hewsprlnt paper sent to the
breathren south of the line as a reminder
of Western Canada stock of wood pulp
from which the bigger rolls are drawn
with such regularity and cost as to make
the publishers' cash box scream. The usual
dainty booklet accompanies the roll carry
ing a wonderful message of progress and
settlement fortified with statistics.
MNtHILX WAS DimCREJiT,
Ambassador Held'a Meakare of the
Ambasador Reld has been telling the
English what manner of man Lincoln was.
He declared Lincoln to be - greater than
Bismarck "who created an empire," or
Gambetta, "who saved a fallen people,"
or "Martini, "who helped put a new soul
In another," or Ito, "who transformed
some hermit Islanders Into the present
first of Asiatic and peer of European
Will the English believe Mr. Reld, will
Europe? The Europeans think, of course,
In European terms, and Judge by European
standards. So that to reach their Judg
ment Mr. Reld was forced to make com
parlsons. But waa his superlative quali
fication of the emancipator In any part
American "spread-eagleism T'
We should agree at once that Lincoln
waa far greater than Gambetta or Maaslnl,
greater also than Ito. We believe It la a
fact that he waa greater than any man
In Europe since Napoleon, with the ex
ception only of Bismarck,, who la one of
the half dozen great figures . of history,
and we would prefer to. say. not that ha
waa greater than Bismarck, but dif
ferent from him, and that bis difference
waa better than Bismarck's kind.
The ambassador; put his finger on Lin
coln's distinction. ' "There la but one key
save events to the character of thla
strange, uncouth, self-educated, gifted and
ambitious son of the ' commonest of the
common people. His nature from child
hood waa one of absolute truthfulness, with
himself as well aa with others; of abso
lute honesty, with himself aa well as with
others; and of an absolute courage that
would face the stake If need be for his
convictions of duty."
We realize Lincoln's Intellect and his
genius, which are peer of the greatest
But do we realise the greatness of the
man's character, his Justice, his lack of
egoism, his truth? Therein he differs from
the great men of Europe, therein he is
American. What Coleridge deplored as so
Infrequent and praised as so fine, Lincoln
waa "the great, good man."
"Do you believe In iganta Claus?" asked
one small boy.
"Yes." replied the other. "I nearly saw
him one night, only father caught him and
ne lurnea out to be a burglar." Washing.
Earnest Pilgrim Please send a large
bunch of red roses to this address and
charge It to me.
Clerk Yes, sir; and your name?
Earnest Pilgrim Oh. never mind the
name; shell understand. Harvard Lam
poon. "Yes; I asked my husband for $2 and
he gave me 16."
"Does your husband often give you more
than you ask for?"
"Not often. This time I told him I
wanted to buy him some Christmas
cigars." Louisville Courier-Journal.
Fair Customer Haven't you some book
that would be especially suitable for a
Salesgirl I don't know. How would
"Hints of Household Economy" or "Young
Man, Why Remain a Bachelor?" or
Fair Customer Let me see that one,
please, Chicago Tribune.
An astronomer says science doesn't rec
ognize the Star of Bethlehem.
And, If we remember light, science also
failed to recognize the Halley comet.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"I want my boy to, believe In Santa
Claus. Why rob him of his harmless
"And do you believe in Santa Claus,
"I let mother think I do," answered
the urchin cautiously. "Why rob her of
her harmless Illusions?" Washington Her
ald. "What are wou going to give your wife?"
"I think I'll give her a 160 check and then
try to coax It away from her after
Christmas." Louisville Courier-Journal.
A Merry Christmas
to All Our Friends
for we count all Omaha as our
friends and we thank you for the
generous patronage accorded u.
Stors will t closed all day Monday.
Browning, King & Co.
R. 3. WILCOX, Manager
SERMONS BOILED DOWN.
Ive never listens to fear.
It's a long way to graven by ti e bark
Tou do not gain strength by pina, fni
sympathy. When n sin suits us It nunlly hi:,im'
llsrpiiH'ss nnrt holiness take turns at
being cause ami effect.
"Thy will be done ' cMls for ro-opcrsi i n
as well as trolgnattnn.
When the pre.uiirr Is elevating hlmM-'f
he Is lifting no one rise.
When you see a saint f Itiimderltig sroiunl
you may be sure he Is tripping over bot
rowed garments of piety.
Many think that It ! trust In ProvMem
that enables them to remain calm in th
face of the disasters of others. ChlrftK"
The War to Itethlehem.
The way to Bethlehem Is f lower-st rewert
Where children lightly run,
Hearing gay gsrlanils to the tnanser, ruile.
For Him, the Holy One.
The way to Itrthlrhem Is fragrant-fair
With lingering odors, sweet.
Where loving ones bear myrrh and spike
To lay at Jesus' feet.
The way to Bethlehem, o'er vale and erest,
Kchoes with carols, far.
As hope's glad pilgrims on that pathway
Follow the Beacon Star.
REBECCA FARSON M'KAT.
Chicago, December 5, 1910.
When Santa Comes to Town,
We may be old and wrinkled, '
We may be crippled, too;
We may have aches and pains galore.
As many of us do;
But somehow hearts grow young a?aln
And smiles replace each frown.
And all our "Jims' get limbered up
When Panta comes to town. ,
II. ' ' 1 '
We may be young and foolish
And shoulder lots of blame;
There may be habits we must break,
And tempers we must tame;
Hi" I somehow all thee pesterln" thing
Far to the background hike.
And all the snarls get straightened out
When Santa hits the pike,
We may be oh, so homely,
Our faces fairly ache;
The beauty doctors may refuse
Our stubborn case to take;
But aomehew features are transformed
And uncouth nose and chin i
Acquire proportions beatlful
When Santa's train rolls In.
We may have Joined the tightwads
All year, and dodged expense;
We may have skimped and shaved and
Each day with diligence;
But somehow pursestrings loosen, up
And bills long treasured break
And melt Into a million Joys
. When Santa drives his stake. ,
We may have called each other names
And spoke our thoughts out freely.
But we were hastly then and rash
(We loved each other, r"y
But now we mind our Ps and Qs
And words and actloni sweet
Make life take on a rosy tint
When Santa's en his beat.
Omaha, 1310. BAYOLL NE TRELB.
We read In song and story of the maiden
coy and fair
Who takea a sprig of mistletoe and sticks
It In her hair,
And then eludes the fellow who would
claim the precious kiss,
And giggles as he follows. She may be a
fretty miss, '
care not for sttch pleasure as em
bracing her may be
The girl who doesn't need the mistletoe's
the one for me.
Let other fasten mistletoe' upon the chan
And, screeching, seek the comers every
time a man appear;
Let them run and let them giggle, let them
dodge and dare and tease;
AI their wishes may be alluring, they may
have the grace to please.
But I care not for such pleasures a to
flirt with them mav be
The girl who doesn't need the mistletoe
the one for me.
T. E. M. In New York Telegram
Comfort for skin
and rest for tired,
A warm bath with Cuticura
Soap, followed by a gentle
anointing with Cuticura
Ointment, is generally suffi
cient to afford immediate
comfort in the most dis
tressing forms of itching,
burning and scaly eczemas,
rashes, irritations and in
flammations of infants and
children, permit sleep for
child and rest for mother,
and point to permanent re
lief when other methods
fail. Peace falls upon dis
tracted households when
Cuticura Soap and Oint
ment enter. No others cost
to little and do so much.
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