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Merry Christmas to All!
'; On earth peace, but tlie tax collector is still
cm your trail.
Onialia churches will resound with joyous
carols today, llu or no flu.
This is the day on which the Spug wonders
why lie took up his crusade. .
, If you have the flu now, it will be the real
thing and not just a bad cold.
Maybe this is the Christmas Henry Ford had
.in mind; the boys arc out of the trenches.
Many famous chimes wilt not peal today be
cause the bells were melted to make munitions
for the Huns.
V , 'Annual clearing sales are now in order, and
the careful buyer, will have a chance to realize
on hope deferred.'
. ' The difference between $6 apiece and $6 a
pound measures the distance from Omaha to
Vienna in terms of turkey.
"Jerry" Howard apparently fails to realize
ihat he does not constitute the Douglas county
ielegation to the Nebraska legislature.
If .Mr. Wilson does go to Holland,1ie may
gain inspiration by- looking over the Peace"
Palace, which has not been entirely in vain.
. Packers report a shortage of skilled workers.
Similar news will be heard' from about every
line of industry shortly. Things are waking up
fast in Uncle Sam's domain.
T Less poverty than ever in Omaha is reported
by the Salvation Army and other, charitable,
agencies. But let us take good care of the few
poor we have left. .
Railroad magnates have petitioned Uncle
1 Sam to return their lines, but certain formalities
i will have to be observed in 'tin's that were not
bothered about when the roads were taken a
year ago.
', Putting a tax of 100 per cent on political, con
i tributions does not mean that funds will not be
raised to carry on campaigns. It only shows
riaf- 4 Via A ftiHAffO miIAtttr in tli cmnilm etlll
!j - inns iiiv uviuvrvi it guajvs i iy i tiiv. ovuavv
ts playing horse. . ,.
Christmas chimes will ring around the world
today with a significance greater than ever be
fore. Their musical pealing will carry a real
message of "Peace on Earth, Good Will to
Men." Not since that night the shepherds on
the Judean hills heard the angelic choir has the
event been so fraught with the genuine quality
of the gospel of love as at this moment.
It is not alone that all the world, rejoices
because the terrible visitation of the great war
has come to an end. That is cause enough for
universal gladness; but it brings something even
more to be desired. Wise and earnest leaders
of men are striving to make effective the gospel
of love that is so intimately connected with
Christmas, and as their work in this prospers,
so will mankind be blessed.
This is why the Yuletide season of 1918 is
especially momentous. It will be enjoyed with
unfeigned thankfulness by families reunited, in
hofnes from which has been lifted the shadow of
war and irn hearts no longer depressed by the
presence of dreadful peril orchilled by thoughts
of the vague terror that has hung over all so
many months. Those hearths unto whose cir
cle has come the sorrow of bereavement will
glow with fender light, because of the sacrifice
made that others might be redeemed, and the
loss will be lessened because of the boon it has
It is not in lavish display, lights and feast
ing and merriment, that the spirit will be mani
fest today, although these are the appropriate
accompaniments of Christmas. Deeper and
stronger than the visible signs of the world's
retiring will be the humble, contrite gratitude
to God that war has passed and peace returned,
and a pledge that better things will come to
the world because of its affliction.
Sober or gay, lively or thoughtful, we give
you are best wishes, and the'Ctfinipliments of the
season to each of you.
which we might have repetition of the claim to
a perpetual franchise which hs lawyers set up
The president and his wifeset Paris a good
Sample of American domestic life by going
"window wishing" together the day before
Christmas. This picture ought to be framed
alongside that of Ben 'Franklin in hi3 old fur
jap on his way to visit Louis.
Colonel Harvey feels that all our home dif
ficulties should be set right before we under
take to heal the ills of a troubled world. Maybe
he is right, but straightening our domestic
wrinkles is not nearly such' a" spectacular pro
ceeding as regulating those of our neighbors.
I , Washington gosfeips have commenced kick-
lug viiisiiip uiks. uug diuuuu again, uic iuu-
niest part df the Tstory being that his 1920 ambi
tibns are favored by Mr. Bryan. In 1912 the
great commoner was on a Nebraska delegation
that went to Baltimore instructed for Champ
Clark, and you all are aware of what happened.
'.'A nice little dispute is brewing over the mil
itary status of returned National Guard mem
bers. The judge ' advocate general haj ruled
that they become civilians when discharged.
This will just about mean that the National
Guard will have to be reformed if it ever comes
into existence again. , If a plan for universal
training is adopted, the guard will fall into a
secondary place fro:u the outset. v i
Dubious Delay
One wonders if there is not less expediency
lhan ingenuity in the plan to keep more than a
nillion .American soldiers posted in Europe
and if the talk of great transport problems is as
fu1l of merit as Secretary Daniels professes.
The war is over save ior counting the chips.
The German army is in a sad state of unrepair,
md the German navy the hands of the al
lies, teetering between dissolution and drowning.
Contrary to the ululations of a popular war
rhapsodist. we do not want "a piece of the
Shine." Then what's the delay?
, Is Secretary Daniels misinformed when he.
talks of transport deficiency? The great mass
of the army was transported to France in the
period between late March and October. Dan
iels ,says it will require a year or two to return
the men sent abroad in a few months. Dis
cursive, as habitually, and avoiding, any informa
tive processes, the secretary fails to explain that
ships are daily going eastward with cargoes and
returning westward empty? and yet there is no
room for soldiers I. , .
- - And. the detay is costty; for a huge' transport
service is necessary to provision the million or
more .soldiers overseas; wherefore we find ships
ttr carrv orovisions abroad to feed soldiers
abroad who would athcr be home and eating.
their own food, to say notmng ot tne laci mat
returning provision ships are not only not carry
ing cjjrgo but are pot carrying soldiers.. Does
xtty one see the point? ;
. People are beginning to think that the neces
sity for keeping our soldiers in Europe . js
slightly more theatrical than the circumstances
require or the sound judgment of Americans sub
srrihM to. The Rhine vallev is not half so im
portant to Americans as the Mississippi valley.
What is the Gas Company's Status?
The warning served on the city commission
ers not to take any steps affecting the gas com
pany unlesthe corporation counsel is first sat
isfied that it cannot work to the city's disadvan
tage in the pending purchase proceedings is
timely and to the point .
With our disastrous experience with the
Electric Lighting ccjmpany still fresh in mind,
we want no act of omission or commission on
the part of our municipal authorities through
and nailed down in the courts.
What is the status of the gas company in its
occupancy of the streets of Omaha today?
There are three, if not more, possible theories.
First, it may be contended that the company,
now that its franchise has expired, has no right
to operate at all and is in the role of a tres
passer. That is hardly tenable, liowever, for
should the plant be shut down the courts would
unquestionably compel operation to furnish
service to those Hependent on it.
Second, it may be argued that the company
has, through termination of its twenty-five-year
contract, become merely a tenant-at-will of the
city's streets, continuing the previous conditions
by implied mutual consent. It would amount
to the sme thing to say that the franchise sim
ply runs on unchanged pending court proceed
ings. If so, its limitations on both city and
company would continue. 'That was the theory
that apprently prevailed through the acquisition
of the water works.
Third, all contractual relations may be re
garded as ended and the company operating
under the city's general powers of regulation
subject to the usual, requirement of fair and im
partial treatment and the right of the owners to
compensatory returns on investment. This
would seem to be the position taken by both
gas company and city it is the only theory
that would continue the use of the streets, yet
discontinue the royalty payments and devolve
it upon the city to see that consumers receive
full quality service at fair and reasonable rates.
The extent of the gas company's present
privileges, however, will cut a figure only if the
condemnation proceedings are deadlocked or
unduly prolonged. It is a temporary status
only and the sooner it is transformed into per
manent arrangement, the better for all concerned.
" Tis Only Noble to Be Good."
With bated breath and trepidation riot con
cealed we have awaited the arrival of certain
news from England, and what has come is not
wholly reassuring. A lot of cobwebbed tradi
tions, going back as far as Hengist and Horsa,
any maybe even to Caesar's time, are being
stirred to the uttermost depth of their dusty
mold. .
Here comes a visitor who has neither title
nor patent of nobility, and yet he must be re
ceived and entertained as head of a nation to
whom- even the haughtiest of monarchs does
homage. It is true that England has known
great men to whom the plain "mister" was dis
tinction enough William Ewart Gladstone, for
example and in a graceful and gracious way
has managed to make them feel at home. But
in this case the plain gentleman must take
precedence over dukes and knights and belted
carls, and "a great many more of lesser degree."
It has been settled that our president will
be addressed by the ancient servants at the cas
tle and palace as "Mr. Wilson," and that his
wife will be "missus," as she would at home.
Also, that theyvill occupy the "Belgian suite,"
in which the some time kaiser has found his
rest or nursed his envy of his uncle and cousins
when visiting in London.
This is all well enough, but a knottierknot
remains to be untangled. Mrs. Wilson has no
official standing, and yet she must be at the
functions where ladies are present. As a plain
nobody, she will be required to take her chance
with such of hoi polloi as may squeeze past the
outer guard, bat as consort of the head of a
great nation she is entitled to a place very near
the head of tire procession.
And there you have' it. Etiquette, rigid and
fixed as the laws of the Medes and Persians, is
shaken by the incident, and may give way. It
will be another plume in the bonnet of Democ
racy Triumphant, but many a little coterie will
marvel at it over the teacups! . But they will
finally realize what Tennyson wrote to Lady
Clara Vere dc Vcre: "Tis only noble to be
good". .....
A good Christmas gift for Russia would be
something in the, form of a stable, responsible
governaenl :V. . . ,: -v .'. i ' .J
Right in the Spotlight.
Judge Julian W. Mack of Chicago,
who is to head the American dele
gation to present the aims of the
world Jewry to the peace conference
at Versailles, has been one of the
leaders of the Jewish race in the
United States, in all its co-operative
labor for racial welfaie in Amirica
and in Europe. Judge Mvk is a
Californian, who, after graduating
from the Harvard law school, and
studying at Berlin and Leipsic, was
admitted to the bar and began to
practice his profession in Chicago.
From 1895 to 1902 he was a member
of the law faculty of Northweste; .
university. Then he became judge
of the famous juvenile court of
Chicago, and later was elevated to
the United States district bench. lie
has been a major figure in Chicago's
social welfare work, and in all for
ward movements, local and national.
One Year Ago Today in the War.
Count Czernin, Austro-Hungarian
foreign minister, presented the gen
eral peace proposals of the Central
France and Germany reached an
agreement at Rerne for the ex
change of prisoners over 48 years of
In Omaha 30 Years Ago Today.
Christmas services at the churches
were most elaborate and impressive.
At Trinty, Bishop Worthington,
attired in full canonicals, was cele
brant. At St. Philoinena's, Bishop
O'Connor imparted the Fapal bene
diction. The Schwaben-Vcrein held forth
for a Christmas night entertainment
at Metz hall "in the good old fashion
of the fatherland," with a present on
the tree for everyone attending.
Senator John P. Jones, Nevada's
famous silver king, was in the city
between trains.
The water works company had as
dinner guests at the Paxton all the
unmarried members of the fire de
partment. (
Police Judge Berka was in spe
cially charitable mood and let off
every one brought before him.
The Day We Celebrate.
Dr. E. A. Van Fleet, practicing
physician, born 186S.
Frank Walters, general manager
of the Northwestern lines west of
the Missouri, born 18(55.
Eva Booth, commander-in-chief
or the Salvation army inthe Unit
ed States, born in London, 46 yearj
Maj. Gen. John F. Morrison, U.
S. A., born in New Ycrk, 61 years
Mark L. Requa, director of the
oil division, United States fuel ad
ministration, born at Virginia City,
Nev., 52 years ago.
Paul Manship, the New York
sculptor who designed the medals
for ,the Red Cross, Lorn in St.
Paul, 32 years ago.
Sir John Randies, M. P., a cele
brated English authority on trade
and commerce, born 61 years ago.
This Day in History.
1818 Marquis de Perignon, one
of Napoleon's famous marshals, died
in Paris. Born near Toulouse in
1754. '
1829 Patrick S. Gilmore, the fa
mous bandmaster who composed
"When Johnny Comes Marching
Home," born in Ireland. Died in
St. Louis, Sept. 24, 1892.
1864 General Butler and Admiral
Porter made an unsuccessful attack
on Fort Fisher.
1870 Prussians driven back by
the French in a skirmish at Yvetot.
1884 Nearly 1,000 lies lost in
an earthquake that devasted a large
part of Spain.
1914 Italians reoccupied Alvona,
in Albania.
1915 Rome reported Austrians
had again assailed heights west of
Gorizia and the Carso Plateau
without success.
1916 Germany replied to Amer
ican peace note, suggesting an im
mediate meeting of. delegates.
Timely Jotting and Reminders.
"Today for the first time in five
years, the great Christian festival
will be celebrated by a world at
In New York, Chicago and other
of the prin -ipal American cities the
customary Christinas dinners and
r .crtainment will be p.ovided for
the poor by the churches and char
itable organizations.
The entire world awaits with
keen interest the modern Christmas
message of "Peace on Earth. Good
Will to Men," which President Wil
son will deliver today to the Amer
ican soldiers who have sanctifed
themselves by blood .rd fire, to
"make the world safe for "democ
racy." Storyette of the Day.
"Seasickness," said Lieutenant
Syndcr Harrison, the novelist, "is a
dteaaful thing. It will unman even
the doughboy.
"A doughboy, on a transport
bound for France, was seasick. His
corporal, to get hini out on deck in
the fresh5 air, roused him from his
seasick stupor one morning and
"'Come-on, Jack! Up with youl
We've been torpedoed, and the
ship II sink in 10 minutes.
"Ten minutes?' groaned the
doughboy. Then he added with a
great gulp:
"Can't you hurry her on a bit,
corp?'" New York Sun.
Mystery of Christmastide
Robert Holden in Chicago News.
Our word Christmas comes from the mediae
val ""English Cristemcsse, which means Christ's
mass. It i writteij by sonic of the most learned
and devoted of students that the selection of
December 25 is entirely arbitrarv, that inanyak
J.... i i i . j i 1
p-iiir udu uccii ceieuiaieu, wiin niiiciriu uaics
in different what were called Christian coun
tries; and that the date now celebiated was not
chosen for several hundred years after the
crucifixion. This detracts nothing from the
beauty of the story of Christ or of the com
memoration. It is said by students that the choice of the
time was because it, was in harmony with re
joicings of many peoples for long centuries, civ
ilized, half-civilized and savage; because at ttfat
season the sun, to inhabitants of the northern
hemisphere, seeuied to be sinking away, possfbly
never to return; but when what we now call the
winter solstice had passed, which is that point of
eclipse of the earth's orbit when the sun seems
on account of the earth's revolution to be farth
est distant, though actually the nearest, and the
great luminary was again in the ascenfkant, all
the world rejoiced at the apparent new birth
of the grand source of heat, light and life.
Thus it was that Christian celebration of a
new light and a more splendid spiritual life
came to be synchronous with this pagan and
absolutely physical inspiration. It has even been
held by some learned students of the story of
the crucifixion and resurrection that it was a
beautiful allegory of the same days of the year;
that the 'crucifixion, with its strange anfl solemn
accompanying terrestrial phenoniena,tiIlustrates
the extreme of the declination of the sun toward
the southern horizon, and that the resurrection
embodied the story of the evident return of
heat, life and light.
Let it be repeated that none of these interest
ing speculations, based partly on legend and
partly on authentic history, dims for one mo
ment the charm of the Christmastide. While
the churches maintain the religious celebration,
with decorations and chimes and choral produc
tion of the grandest ofc men's musical composi
tions, wholly apart from that is the custom of
present-giving; the tender renewal of feasts and
drinking of loving'cups; the appealing fiction of
Santa Claus, or Saint Nicholas or Kriss Kringle;
the spectacle of the venerable visitant from the
arctics, with reindeer ami inexhaustible treasures
on his sledge; the mystical acrobatic feature of
the chimney, eternal and never to be effaced by
any drivelling of heretics or iconoclasts. School
children will continue as long as time lasts to
recite "Twas the night before Christmas, when
all through the house," and so on deliciously.
"Let the origin of the celebration of the time
be pagan if it is," said one of the most charm
ing long-ago writers. "It is the grand feast of
the year. Both pagan and Christian features of
the moment apeal to all who have the least feel
ing of that poetic sentiment interwoven of the
birth of Christ anff the fading and return of
brilliancy of our luminary, without which there
would be no life. Edwin Arnold wrote of the
'Light of Asia,' telling of the beauties of the
religion and social life of the Far East. Nearly
all peoples have had inspired philosophers and
religions similar to that which has been erected
by the story of Christ, and' crucifixions of these
people have been innumerable.. But nothing of
Christ fades 'but suffers a sea chaneC into some-
-fthing rich and strange.' "
At the time of the winter solstice which be
gins during the hours of December 22, in our
latitudes, there was probably never a year when
this dying and resurrection of the sun was not
celebrated. There was the festival among
Roman peoples in honor of Mithra, the sun-god,
illustrating the glory of the "Birthday of the
Unconquerable Sun." In the country of the
Saxons and Scandinavians originated the Christ
mas tree and the burning of the Yule fog in the
great hearths of ancient times in those lands;
and from that the customs came to Anglo-Saxon
countries and thence to America and to Pitts
burgh, where we have instituted the custom of
the municipal Christmas tree.
Grimm, German writer of charming fairy tales,
identifies Saint Nicholas, or Santa Claus, with
Knecht Kuprecht and Robin Goodfellow, which
may have been another name for the possibly
more modern Puck; and Grimm asserts that in
some of the countries of the old Teutons Knecht
Nicolas is only the assistant of the real giver
of gifts, who some say is the infant Christ, in
some others that it is "Dame Bertha." other
writers of legends that it was a dwarf ..hunch
back called Krampus who carried away all
naughty children instead of giving them gift"
The literature of the infant Christ andof the
Christmas extravaganzas and solemnities is so
great that it is possible the shelves of no library
of the world would find place for it. In our
own times Charles Dickens wrote some of the
most touching pages intimate of the time. The
rvthmic form of this remembrance, was in
French called Noel, the birthday, or the anni
versary, and from this word, in different forms,
the Natali Domini of the Latins, the birth of
our Lord; and the literature of this dates far
back of Chaucer in- the English, and the Anglo
Saxon of Caedmon, who was said t be the
author of the earliest Anglo-Saxon verse:
The first Nowell. the,. Angel did say,
Was to three poor Shepherds in the fields as
they lay;
Tn the fields where they lay keeping their sheep
In a cold winter's night that was so deep.
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell,
Born is the King of Israel.
Christmas in Poetry
Outgrowing Christmas.
Oh when I was a darling 1 . ,
Wore stockings up to I nc.
Th-y flllK them full of San-v Joy,
Utft bent my Christmas ir
1 now wear socks so ahon s .g,
They are too hrl-f and muii;
And Christmas they lianc .1 the re.
u itn Homing in at an:
If It ba fru, a a some do say.
That ther's no Santa Claus,
What Is thla spirit on tb way
That never .teems to pauae.
When Christmas chlmea are sounding clear
Upon the frosty night.
In spreading splendU a;lfls of cheer
In ever; mortal's Igntt
What Is thla aensa ot slow divine
That cornea to you and me
When watching all that happy Una
Of children 'round the tie
Whence cornea thla manlllngMtmo.'phcre,
So full of sweet release.
That falls about us onre a year
And covera u with peaceT
No Santa Claua? Oh, men of doubt,
Whence comes thla aorry climT
Would you ao fair a spirit claim?
For reaaons of a name?
Dear Santa Claua IsVvory where
Where hearts are true and kind. 1
And where there's lova for man, 'tla there
His presence rare wa find.
A War of Old Generals
"Old men for counsel and young men for
war" is an adage old as history. Nearly all
wars have been fought by young men. The
young men had a great part in the present -war.
although the age percentage was higher than
in wars of the past, because of the enormous
demand for men. But the distinction of this
war is the fact that most of its generals in high
command were men of mature years. Several
were taken from the retired list after the great
war began. Most of the great martial figures
in history had their marked success while young
men. Alexander died at 33. Hannibal crossed
the Alps at 29. Charlemagne began the conquest
of Saxony before he was 30, Godfrey of Bouil
lon was made king of Jerusalem at 38. There
are only a few early exceptidns. Ca"esar was
51 when he crossed the Rubicon and Concinna
tus was 61 when called from flie plow.
Three of the great figures at Waterloo Na
poleon, Wellington and Ney were each 46.
Washington became commander-in-chief of the
revolutionary armies at 43, Taylor and Scott
were both past 60 in the Mexican war, but only
one of the leading generals of either side of the
civil war was past 50 when the war began. Lee
was 54, Grant was 39, Sherman not quite 41 and
Sheridan was less than 30, Custer and Merritt
were mere striplings, Hancock was 38 at Antie
tam, Meades was 48 at Gettysburg. Beauregard
took command at Shiloh before he I was 42,
Stonewall Jackson was 37 at Bull Run, Thomas
was 47 at Chickamauga, the same age at which
Andrew Jackson won the battle of New Orleans.
At the beginning of the great war Kitchener
was 64. Haig will be 58 next June, Petain is 62,
De Castelnau is 67, Forh was 67 October 2,
while Hindenbtirg was 71 on the same day;
lWs'.hing is 58, Mangin and LTudcndorff are each
in their middle 50s. The Italian generals are
of advanced age. The conditions of fighting
were such that line and brigade officers were
subjected to the severest examinations to deter
mine their physical fitness. The age of retire
ment was placed low, with the general in com
mand held personally responsible for exceptions.
But it is clear that the men who had the plan
ning to do were unusually mature. .The theory
that older men wouhLbc unable, because of fixed
habits of thought, to adapt their plans to the
changed conditions of war-making is completely
refuted by results. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Evening Suits at Bargain Rates.
Striking male waiters of New York hotels are
definitely out in the cold world, women having
taken over the jobs. Old clothes dealers, as a
consequence, offer evening suits at bargain
eet ladles took me on th-ir knees.
All hugging, kissing m.
And coaxed to find out whit irould please.
My Christmas gift to be.
Now girls ignore, as they gi tn
Or, If I smile on her,
One may prostrate me with "j ly,
"A Merry Christmas. Sin:
Outgrown the stockings. M .
A-d trees of Christmas gifi
There'a something at the heartstrings tugs,
Cold aeem the winter drlf's'
A merry Christmas comes r r all.
'Pome happy, glad New Year,
When we'll hear angel love i .Miej call
"Come home Tuletide Is We?"
Afton N. Y., luec. 191S. I.e. H. CAKE.
Whittled to a Point
St. Louis Globe-Democrat: Tho old
fiction about officers seeking places
of safety Is again exploded by Italian
casualties, with 15,600 ulnVers killrd
and 30,000 wounded.
Baltimore American: The femi
nine betterhalf of tho country will
be less concerned with news from
the peace conference than with wlnt
Paris thinks of Mrs. Wilson's inade-in-America
Kansas City Star: The Austrian
monarchists have met and nominat
ed a candidate for ldng. After he
gets through running for that he
n.flirttt rnmA nvpr hpro .mil Irv run-
Lning for governor of Texas on the
repuDucan iii-hth.
New York Herald: l.otid Meat
ings of the Herman press over Its
having been "deceived as to Wilson"
are not likely to evoke much sym
pathy from the German people
whom the aforesaid press has been
deceiving for considerably more than
four years.
Mother's Christmas Gift.
It never comes to Chrlstms but 1 think
about the times
We used to save our pennies and our nick
els and our dimes.
And we bunched them' all tngtl,er even
little baliy brother
rut In something for the present that wa
always gave to mother.
We began to talk about It ry early In
'Twas a very serious matter to ua chil
dren, I remember.
And ne used to whisper nightly our sug
gestions to each other.
For by nothing cheap and tawdry cou!J
we show our love for mother.
feauty fit to aym-
Hers must be a gift
hollze her ways;
It must represent the aweetness and
ln9 that marked her da.
It must be the best our money, all com
bined, had power to buy.
And be something that she longed for;
nothing else would satlfy.
Then It mattered not the token, once the
purchase had been mad.
It was smuggled home and hidden anl
with otlior treasures laid.
And we placed our present proudly In her
lap on Christmas day.
And we smo -ered her with kisses and wa
liuighcd her tears away.
It never comes to Christmas but I think
about the times
We used to save our pennies and our nick
els and our dimes;
And the only folks I envy are the sisters
and the brothera
Who still have the precious privilege of
buying for their mothers.
"What did the doctor advlsa to eonw
plete the cure of dyspepsia f
"A plain, light dirt."
'Can jou content yourself with lUCk.
faro:" I
"I must, for since raring his bill fot
nieiiiclne and attendance I find I cannot
afford anything else." Chicago Newa.
"A newspaper man haa given Puffanb
a couple of passes for a theater."
"What about It?"
"Nothing In particular, but he'i goln
to be a hard man to please when ths
rurtaln goes up." Birmingham Aga
The Old Dreamer.
I'm here In the holiday time again,
Though my time's long come to go.
From my old arm chair
By the fireplace there
I'm lookln' out on the snow;
Over Its stillness the moon shines bright,
But It's hldln' her dear, sweet face tonight.
The eyes that looked In mine of old
Are folded down In sleep
Thj dear bright eyes
That held the skies
Of Heaven In their keep.
What knows the snow, so chill and deep,
Of the eyes God's angels kissed to sleep?
I'm glad the night Is all ao still
And never a wild wind raves,
But I wish, when God
Sends the snow to the sod
That It wouldn't hide the graves;
For the moonlight fallin' softly there
Brings mo a dream of her starbright hair.
The sweetest memory of life
How long has she been away?
This Christmas year,
Sweet-slngln' of the May,
When the mornln' glories climbed to see
The face whose light made Heaven for
O winter night so still so whlta
O'er hills and Icy streams,
Take you the tears
Of love-lost years
To the dreamer read my dreams.
And tell her a ringlet from tresses of light
Rests on the heart of her lover tonight.
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