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The Future of the Candidate.
The announcement that Charles Evans
Hughes will return to the practice of his pro
fession as a member of his former law firm is
accepted as a matter of course. Had the tables
been turned in the late election, we would have
heard much speculation as to the future of the
defeated candidate upon his exit from the White
House because no one could have been certain
as to just what he would do. The question, pe
riodically seU-propounded, would be revived:
"What shall we do for ourex-presidents?" which
a certain famous ex-president once answered,
"This ex-president will do for himself." For
President Wilson that question will now be de
ferred for another four years.
But it must at the same time be reassuring
to all American citizens, whose respect is com
manded by the defeated candidate for the presi
dency in only a smaller degree than by the suc
cessful candidate, that Mr. Hughes h in posi
tion and equipped to care for himself. It may be
taken for granted that, back in practice, the for
mer supreme court justice will take a ranking po
sition at the bar regardless of continued partisan
activity and whether he has a further political fu
ture must, depend upon developments not now
Subscribers laavinf the city temporarily
ahonld nave) Tha Baa) maileet u tham. AaV
draw will ba changed a often a raquirai
A net profit of 20 per cent lends strength to
the report that the Krupps ire enjoying a goodly
share of munitions prosperity.
The boycott weapon is bringing down food
prices. Wonder if they were not due to tome
down of their own weight anyway?
The money Omaha has wasted in neediest
special election! in the last few years would cut
off a neat slice of the municipal debt.
. There are - just two ways of relieving the
freight car shortage either get more cars or
speed them up and both together would do it
"Packers are making the farmers wealthy,"
so we are told. But reverse may be equally true,
if not more so: "Farmers are making the packers
rich I" , -vY . ,, :'
'. ; Kings and emperors hit the trail for the Styx
. like ordinary mortals. . There i no royal road.
Neither parade nor ceremony alters the destina
tion. ' ,
A lapse of three full day on the 'varsity cal
endar between footwork and . headwork helps
, some in allaying the aches and swelling! of the
The announced reappointment of State Fire
Commissioner Ridgell is proof positive that he
is an adept in the application of the rule of
""safety first." , i
The absence front news reports of a glowing
'manifesto indicate! that the worst has happened
to General Trevino. Presumably bis faithful
, typewriter is among the Villa booty. '
. A Missouri guardsman, on furlough, has com
mitted suicide as preferable to further service On
the border,. Evidently not such s picnic down
: there as some folks have been led to believe.
. At the funeral of Francis Joseph the hearse
was drawn by eight magnificently caparisoned
.5 horses. Onty ordinary mortals must be content.
. these days to ride to the cemetery in suto
The certainty of a dry Omaha sounds a mi-
nor note beside the tragic diapason of the national
capital on the.waterwagon. The date of the ca
tastrophe is yet to be fixed, but the prospect
already chastens the pitch and flow of conversa-
cion. vv ' " ' ' ' '
Municipal ownership may be the eventual so
, lution of all our municipal ills, but there is a
. right way aid a wrong way to go about it. Un
fortunately, Omaha has usually selected the
wrong way and, incidentally, has had to pay the
Omaha has good reason to boast of its wide
' streets, and applaud the wisdom of the fathers.
But pride is running for a fall. The collision of
a pulice auto and a taxi suggest that the time is
Bearing' when the streets must be widened or the
sport of speeding relegated .to the suburbs.
' Nearly three and a quarter million women are
employed ' outside their homes in the British
Isles and one-fourth of the number replaced male
labor. When Tommp Atkins comes marching
. home again possible scarcity of jobs will in
crease the chances of annexing one job-holder.
Cancelling Munition Orders
St. Leula Glebe Dlepatch '
Tile cancellation of an arms contract held by
the Midvale Steel and Ordnance company, said to
amount to $60,000,000, is generally thought to be
a forerunner of general cancellations. It is un
derstood that the company is to be paid what it
: has expended toward carrying out the contract
and also that it is to receive an agreed price as
profit on each rifle. It is reasonable to assume
.- that all the contracts contain some such provi
sions. The net loss to the entente allies the pay
ment of damages will entail makes it probable
that Great Britain, France' and Russia have' really
made adequate provisions for their future supply
of munitions and that the cancellation is not for
the purpose of hammering down prices, although
.. there has been much complaint about the Ameri
can cost of munitions.
If the cancellation becomes general it will ne-
cessitate a speedy industrial readjustment. It is1
, known that some of the munition makers have at
least tentative plans for turning their plants to
other uses. But it is not certain that there will
be an immediate market for new products. It is
also unlikely that the profits will be as great as
' the "Specialties" have made on war business.
The industrial readjustment is inevitable. It
may be better to have it come gradually. In so
'. far as, it may bring a reduction of wages it will
v come at a peculiarly unfortunate time. The cost
. of living is the highest this country has known
in a generation and there is little prospect of im
mediate relief. But as long as the war lasts there
will be a continued demand for many of our prod
, ucts, aside from foodstuffs. .A gradual readjust
. ment will not bring the shock that a sudden shut
, ting off of our export trade would cause. But the
situation is -critical and it demands the best
thought the business world can give it.
Predicament of the Railroads. .
The predicament of the railroads of the United
States at this time is being made the text for
many preachments, most of which overlook the
essential fact that the tranportation industry,
in common with all others of the country, found
itself caught by an unexpected wave of abnormal
activity, and unable to keep up with current or
ders. With manufacturers in other lines accept
ing orders for delivery subject to delay, and con
tracting for the output of plants months ahead,
it does not seem reasonable to expect that the
railroads can furnish cars on demand or handle
consignments with no delay whatever. This is
only one phase of the question. Attorney Thorn,
who has been before the Newlands committee,
would have it appear ethat the railroads are in
bad way, and face either dissolution or govern
ment ownership. Facts do not warrant his ex
Reports of earnings of the great railroads for
the last year show that rates are remunerative
in time of plenty at least. The present freight
jam, no matter what its cause, holds no sign of
impending poverty, nor does it indicate that the
efforts of . the government at regulation are to
blame for the situation. . Whatever fault exists
must be laid at the door of the operating system,
the efficacy of which may be questioned. For ex
ample, just now there is great demand for cars
to move freight that might have been hauled last
summer. It was known then that fuel would be
needed during the winter months, but we find
railroads themselves putting in their supplies
now.' Efforts now being made to secure speedy
handling and prompt return of cars might have
been anticipated, and with better organization
made more effective. ' '
Shortage of equipment is alleged as a result
of the disinclination of the public to invest in
railroad securities, offered to .secure needed capi
tal. This assertion, too, is open to question. Ten
years ago railroad . managers were warned of the
need for readjustment of their affairs .Physical
valuation of the roads by the federal government
has not progressed far enough to give a definite
basts for conclusion, only two lines, both south
ern, having been reported on so far, but both
of these show heavy over-capitalization. This is
a hint at the reason why the public is slow to
invest in railroad issues. The transportation sys
tem of the country needs overhauling, but it has
not failed. It is simply overtaxed for the mo
, ' Successful Hunting Season.
' Reports from Michigan and Wisconsin game
wardens show a total of twenty-seven deaths
among the hunters who flocked to the "big
woods" when the shooting season opened a, few
weeks ago. This, of course, marks the period
as most successful, ft establishes the superiority
of the high power rifle over the simpler weapon
it superseded, and in other ways indicates the
advance man has made in his preparations for
destruction. Time was when a disciple of Nim
rod might take his gun and go in search of wild
game, feeling almost certain of safe return, the
Issue depending on his own skill and prudence.
Nowadays hunting carries with it about the same
degree of risk as does life in the European
trenchesthe survivors having had all the experi
ence of being in battle. We may yet have a revi
sion of the words and hear fond mothers sing,
"I didn't raise my hoy to be a hunter."
, What is.the "American" Language?
A group of teachers proposes to discuss the
"American" language as distinguished from the
"British-English." So far as this can be dis
sociated from any taint of jingoism, it ought to
be Of distinct service. It should develop the ex
istence, if such there be, of an "American" lan
guage, which is improbable. Certain colloquial
or idipmatic divergences may be noted in the
spoken language of the people, but these are
mainly sectional and confined almost exclusively
to conversational uses. The, formal language of
the English-speaking people, no matter where
found, is identical as to its form and nearly so
as to its exercise. Such differences as may exist
are neither vital nor insuperable. America has con
tributed to its building and growth, and has a full
share in its glories and its perplexities, too. Purists,
who were lightly laughed to confusion and retire
ment a few years ago,-may yet restore to favor the
forms they contended for as the correct usage
of man's greatest Instrument for the expression
or concealment of thought. While waiting for
fhe teachers to get through, it might save time
if plans were laid for a convocation of dictionary
makers, to determine, if possible, on uniform
pronunciation and spelling of words.
The rising cost of living sweeps far beyond
mere human necessaries. Admiral Frederick R.
Harris estimates that $3,000,000 now buys no more
naval equipment than $1,800,000 a year ago. So
runs the uplift around the circle.
''Woman is the young man's greatest tempta
tion," says Jacob H. Schiff, the New York finan
cier. Why omit the elders? The one-time opera
tions of one Cassie Chadwick suggest that sea
soned bankers are jiot immune.
' Cheer upl Hope rainbows the political heav
ens. A donation of sixteen woolen-lined boots
insure four New York elephants a moderate
amount of comfort through a dreary winter.
Weak Spots in New Methods
of Electing President
1 New York Ttmea
It is one of the signs of the complexities that
have been wrought in American political life by
a century and a quarter of development, and the
recent swift changes that the one obvious sub
stitute for the electoral college as a means of
registering the desire of American voters has
been made impossible of speedy adoption. That
is a direct vote of all the people for candidates for
head of the nation.
Twenty or thirty or forty years ago there
could be presented no very serious objection to
this change except such as might be inspired, per
haps, by the wish to retain a shadow of the state
sovereignty idea in this polling or the dread of
the prolonged waiting involved in the gathering
of returns for millions of votes. The first ob
jection is largely academic: the second is se
verely practical, for if there is anything the great
American voter does not want and will not have
it is excessive delay in ascertaining the result.
The effect on business from days of suspense is
also not to be regarded lightly.
In some of our elections, however, this sus
pense would have lasted not days merely if it
all depended on the popular vote. Beginning
with 1880 three quadrennial contests between the
republican and democratic parties were exceed
ingly close, measured by the popular vote. Gar
field in 1880 led Hancock by only 7.018 votes, hav
ing 4,449,053 votes to his competitor's 4,442,035.
Cleveland had the popular verdict in 1884, but by
only 63,016 over Blaine. At the next electi6n
Cleveland was ahead Of Harrison 95,713 on the
popular vote, but did not win in the electoral
college. In each of these pollings the margin
was so close between the candidates that it would
have taken weeks to determine for a certainty
who was the real victor.
But even without this vital consideration of
quick decision of the result the modern problem
of woman suffrage now stands' .in the way of di
rect vote for president It is not likely that
states which have not yet granted the ballot to
women will be swift to agree to a constitutional
amendment that 'will decrease their own relative
importance in the presidential election by givkig
the woman suffrage states double power, as it
In the recent election, to give a tangible illus
tration, California men and women voters cast
a total of over 925,000 ballots. New Jersey, which
in 1910 had a population very slightly above that
of the Golden State, polled only about half that
number. Washington, which in the same census
year had about half as many people as Iowa, put
in the ballot boxes on November 7 about 56 per
cent more votes than did the men of the middle
west state. Illinois cast the largest vote of any
state, its combined Wilson-Hughes total of 1,913,
760 exceeding that of New York by 270,872.
Moreover, it is evident that with the increase
of equal suffrage states and the larger participa
tion of women in election the time might well
come when states, comprising 34 per cent of the
population of the United States, which had ac
cepted woman suffrage coold outvote in a di
rect test the remaining states, which had 66 per
cent of the population.
Another idea, aiming like the last to get rid
of the balloting for elector groups, but retaining
the principle of state sovereignty on,which many
jealous constitution makers laid such stress in
the early debates, is to have the president elected
by the states, voting as units, making adequate
provision for settling a tie when the number of
states is even, as at present. Each state would
vote for the candidate favored by the largest num
ber of its voters.
As a practical proposition, such a method of
election would have worked out in virtually the
same way as the electoral college did in the past.
In 1876, when an electoral commission was set
up to settle the Tilden-Hayes controversy, each
candidate had seventeen uncontested states, and
four were claimed by both. All four were
swarded by the commission to Hayes, giving him
twenty-one state, with 185 electoral votes, against
Tilden's seventeen states, with 184 votes.
Garfield and Hancock in 1880 each had nine
teen states. Four years later Cleveland won in
twenty states to Blaine's eighteen, was beaten by
Harrison in 1888 with a standing of eighteen
states Ho twenty and won his second victory in
1892 by carrying twenty-six states out of forty
four. McKinley was winner over Bryan the first
time with twenty-three out of forty-five states
to his credit, while in the second contest he car
ried twenty-six. Roosevelt, Taft and Wilson in
his first run had long leads in states. This year
the president has apparently carried thirty states
to Hughes' eighteen.
Modification of the electoral college idea is
urged by some as preferable to abolition. William
J. Bryan has made the suggestion that the elec
tors be chosen by congressional districts instead
of in groups by the vote of the states. This
would eliminate the two now granted to each
state as representing the senators and reduce the
electors for each state to the number to which
it is entitled on a population basis, exactly like
the representatives in congress. This would make
the number of electors at present 435 instead of
If this plan had been in force in 1876 Tilden
would have been elected president, assuming that
the democrats had choen that year as many
electors as they did members of congress 151 to
the republicans' 142.
In only one presidential election from that
time up to the present year did the successful
party fail to carry a majority of the' congressional
districts. The exception was in 1880, when Gar
field was elected. The republicans that year won
146 congressional districts and the democrats 138,
ten greenbackers holding, the balance of power.
The present year sees a democrat elected
president and the democrats possibly having a
plurality of one or two in the next congress, but
not a majority. If the electors (chosen on the
Bryan plan) had been similarly divided there
would have been no election and the duty of
choosing the president under the constitution
would have devolved on the present house. A
majority of the states, voting as units, are re
quired to elect 'The republicans, if aided by the
California progressives, would control twenty
five delegations and be able to elect Hughes as
It has been suggested that the present electo
ral system be continued, but that the number of
electors for each state be reduced by two, thus
putting the state's vote on a basis of population
solely. This would seem fairer than the present
combination of allowance for population and sov
ereignty whereby little Delaware, for instance,
has one vote for population and two for sover
In the recent election, however, such a sys
tem would have resulted in the election of
Hughes. Wilson carried thirty states on Novem
ber 7 and Hughes eighteen. Deducting the sixty
and thirty-eight from their present totals of 276
and 255 and there are left 216 for Wilson and
219 for Hughes.
Another proposed variation of the electoral
system is that the electors of each state be divided
among the parties in proportion to their relative
votes. By this method, if only the two major
parties were considered, New York this year
would give Hughes twenty-four electoral votes
and Wilson twenty-one.
In 1896, when McKinley and Bryan first met
at the polls. The republican candidate obtained
a popular -majority of 567,000 votes and received
271 electoral votes to Bryan's 176. Had the elec
tors been chosen by the states on the proportion
ate basis, McKinley would have had but 225 elec
tors, or just three more than Bryan.
And tb,is illustrates the point that, when put
to the test of practical experience in electing pres
idents in the past, most of the substitutes pro
posed for the present system develop a weak spot
Thought Nugget (or the Day.
"Never was" has a sharper sting
Than "No more" as roll the years;
And the irodg take everything
When they take away our tears.
John Cowper Powys.
One Year Ago Today in the War.
Russia announced the Austro-Ger-mann
had been driven westward from
the Ktyr river.
Lively artillery action In Artols and
engagement with aerial torpedoes
near Hill 140.
Managing Director Buenz and other
officials of Hamburg-American line in
New York found guilty of violating
American neutrality laws in sending
coal to German cruisers.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
If delays are not dangerous they are
at least expensive. The county com
missioners made- an estimate of the
expense Incurred by the preparations
for the rehearing of the Lauer case.
Two hundred Jurymen and over fifty
witnesses for the state were sum
moned and kept for three days at a
cost to the county of about $2,000.
The unsightly rack which, for many
years back has occupied a position In
the postofflce Immediately back of the
windows used for the Sunday news
delivery has fceen removed and the
carriers' tables have been moved
nearer the windows.
Mrs. J.- H. Crelghton died very sud
denly at her residence, 1718 Cass,
from heart disease incited by the
death of her husband two weeks ago.
K. Rosewater has left for New
York, to be absent about three weeks.
George Brown, head waiter for the
New York chop house, on Douglas
street, picked up an "unloaded re
volver to remove It from a table In his
room when the weapon was dis
charged, tearing the little finger of
his left hand nearly off. Dr. Bridges
The new elevator of the Union Ele
vator company on the railroad on
Thirteenth is now completed and has
a capacity of 75,000 bushels. The
groprletors, Hlmebaugh & Merrlam,
ave built their new offices on the
corner of Thirteenth and Leavenworth
at a cost ot 14,000,
This Day in History.
1780 General Nathaniel Greene
took command of the southern army.
1804 Napoleon I and Josephine
crowned at Notre Dame, Paris, by the
1823 Erastus wells, who built In
St Louis the first street car line west
of the Mississippi, born at Sarfcetfs
Harbor, N. Y. Died in St Louis Oc
tober 2, 1893.
1848 Ferdinand of Austria com
pelled to abdicate in favor of his
nephew, who ascended the throne as
Emperor Francis Joseph L
1852 Louis Napoleon proclaimed
emperor of the French as Napo
1854 England, France and Austria
concluded an alliance on the eastern
1857 Free-state convention at
Lawrence, .Kan., rejected the Lecomp
ton constitution and asked for a vote
of the. people to decide between it and
the Topeka constitution. ,
1863 First ground broken at Oma
ha for Union Pacific railroad.
18(89 The new museum of natural
history in Berlin was opened by the
1891 Armored cruiser New York
launched at Philadelphia.
1895 The bronze group, "Washing
ton and Lafayette," presented to the
city of Paris by Joseph Pulitzer ot
New York, wag unveiled.
1899 The Samoan partition treaty
was signed at Washington.
1904 Secretary Taft and President
Amador reached an agreement set
tling the differences between the
United States and Panama.
The Day We Celebrate.
Nelson B. Updike, president of the
Updike Grain company, was born De
cember 2, 1871. He is a native of
New Jersey, but was raised and edu
cated at Harvard, Neb. His first ven
ture in the grain business was at El
dorado in 1895 and he is now one of
the "klng-plns" in th Omaha grain
Dr. Philip Sher Is just 42 today. He
was born in Russia, coming to this
country at the age of 19. He has been
practicing medicine in Omaha since
Linn P. Campbell, with Byron Reed
company, was born December 2, 1889,
at Pomcroy, la. He has been in his
present business for five years.
I.ilioukalani, former queen of
Hawaii, who is reported critically ill,
born in Honolulu seventy-eight years
ago today. '
Rev. Dr. Alexander Mann of Bos
ton, president of the house of depu
ties of the Protestant Episcopal con
vention, born at Geneva, N. YM flfty
slx years ago today.
Sir Alfred W. Dale, vice chancellor
of Liverpool university and a noted
figure in the English educational
world, born sixty-one years ago today.
Irene Vanbrugh, one of the most
celebrated actresses of the English
stage, born In Exeter, England, forty
four years ago today. '
M. J. Kelley, manager of the St.
Paul American association base ball
team, born at Otter River, Mass., forty
years ago today.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
"American Electrical Week" opens
today. - ,
Congratulations to Colonel and Mrs.
Roosevelt; thirty years wedded today.
Today marks the centenary of
American savings banks, the first in
stitution of the kind having opened its
doors in Philadelphia on December
The annual International Live Stock
show, the premier exhibition of its
kind In America, opens in Chicago to
day and will continue until Decem
The National Association for the
Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis
has designated the week beginning to
morrow for the annual observance of
A contest to determine who is the
Chicago girl with the most beautiful
complexion, teeth and hair will be
inaugurated today in connection with
the first annual exhibition of the Chi
cago Retail Druggists' association.
The old First Presbyterian church
in New York City has arranged for
a notable celebration of its 200th an
niversary, to open Sunday and con
tinue through the week.
Storyette of the Day.
Gladys' beau took her younger sis
ter, Mabel, aside and confided In her
"Now. 'I am going to tell you some
thing, Mabel. Do you know that last
night at your party, your sister prom
ised to marry me? I hope you'll for
give me for taking her away?"
"Forgive you, Mr. Sparks," said Ma
beL "Of course I wilt Why, that's
what the party, was for!" New York
Women's Vote on School Board.
Omaha, Dec. 1. To the Editor of
the Bee: It Is interesting to analyze
the "figures of the recent school board
vote. Seven members of the Citizens'
ticket were elected and one member
defeated. It has been stated that the
women's vote defeated Dr. Holovt
chiner, but the official figures prove
that If all the women voted against
the doctor, which of course they did
not do, their total vote was 206 short
of having any influence upon his de
feat. The elected candidate, who
stood lowest had 13.699; Dr. Holovt
chiner pelled, 11,245, a difference of
2.454. The total number of women
voting was 2,248, thus heing 206 short
of the winning candidate's majority.
Thousands of cards were distributed
from door to door and an organized,
antrressive effort was made for weeks
to get the women to go to the polls.
Two years ago 3,000 women voted,
but this year with the added popula
tion of South Omaha and iiunabe,
less than 6 per cent of the women
of voting age responded. There are
30,000 school children registered in
the public schools of Greater, Omaha.
Where were their mothers on Novem
ber 7 ? Another valid reason why
double suffatre should not be forced
upon an unwilling majority.
S. E. SMITH.
Referendum on New Capitol.
Silver Creek, Neb., Dec. 1. To the
Editor of The Bee: In his letter
to The Bee on the building of
a new capltol, Mr. Henry Rich
mond represents that there Is "a
widespread sentiment among the
farmers, business and professional
men of every class and clan, to the
uttermost parts of the commonwealth,
for a new, commodious and modern
I am -curious to know by what sort
of magic or psychic art, Mr. Rich
mond found that out since, so far as
I can recall, no newspaper had said
one word editorially about building
a new capltol and no newspaper let
ter writer had mentioned It previous
to the publication of my letter No
verner 22. The matter had only
been mentioned a few times in news
dispatches from Lincoln. There seems
to be something uncanny about this,
and the impression is heightened
when one reads his final command to
"gentlemen of the legislature," of
which he win Be a memoer, "to re
spond to the prayers of our constitu
ents for a new capltol building." I
am Inclined to think, however, that It
Is only a comparatively harmless hal
lucination of the mind that afflicts
Mr. Richmond and that it will disap-
pear when the legislature assembles
and he nnds tnat ne was misiaKen in
supposing that he has a hook In each
Another explanation I have heard
ot Mr. Richmond's present activity Is
that he Is only carrying out nis part
of a contract alleged to have been en
tered Into two years ago for the pur
nose of securing the medical depart
ment of the University of Nebraska
to Omaha and something in the future
- But Mr. Richmond need not flatter
himself that the legislature, even if
members felt disposed, wtll be per
mitted, without let or hindrance, to
make the necessary appropriations
and go ahead and build a new capl
tol. He will probably find out in due
time that there will be farmers
enouEh alone to file a petition foreHur
a referendum on' any such action.
The farmers, on account of the war,
have been and are, getting abnormal
prices for their produuts; but they
have sense enough to know that these
conditions will noj last always and
that it is better to go slow hedge a
little and await developments.
When I came to Nebraska in 187!
the settlers were nearly all poor and
soon spent what little .money they
had; and it whs a matter of common
remark that when a "newcomer" ar
rived on the scene, for the time flush
with money, they all swarmed about
him, each intent on getting his share
of it. And so it has been since, that
when the farmers appear to be pros
perous and are making money there
are always a lot of fellows coming be
fore the legislature, unless they are
already In it. with enticing schemes
for getting their money away from
This scheme of a new capitol build
ing was -being worked on the quiet
under cover. A part of the conspiracy
evidently was that the people of Lin
coln, who would he the chief bene
ficiaries, were to look wise and keep
still while some outside fellows like
Richmond set up the pins. My letter
of November 22 seems to have un
covered the bunch. See them squirm.
"They .tell m there was soma trouble
at that lecture on whisky given by the
prohibitionists lant nirht," said Jones.
"Yes," replied Smith. "It seems that the
speaker was full of his subject and that the
audience drank In his words." Cincinnati
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And fault with my necktie. Indianapolis
"I see there Is no danger of Florida'!
going to the dogs."
"They have headed the state government
there with Cat ta" Baltimore American.
F. L. Stanton tn Atlantic Oonatttuttai.
Toward the Christmas season Z often think
Whose voice made sweetest music In the
frolic and the-fan;
A face that faded far away rose dream
of the years
Seen in my firelight fancies oft through a
rain ot tears.
I hide my grief as best I may, and kiss
some child's dear face
To ease the acho that's In the heart to fill
the vacant place;
But memory sits by my side and still his
And Ood sends at the Chrtstmastide the
gracious gilt of tears.
When falls the winter darkness and winds
around me roam
How strange the little feet should walk so
sad a road alone.'
And I say lost in the shadows that are
phantom like and dim:
"He's crying In the night there, and I can
not go to him!"
Even the musical novice
recognizes the unusual
beauty of the tone of
A tone so pore, so sweat, so rare
that it seams almost haavanly in
Its exquisite loveliness.
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