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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26 1907.
Christmas is upon us It is the
festival of the home and the season
when the hearts of the fathers are
turned tu the children and the feet of
the children turn back to the homes
whence they went out. Little ones
hail its coming with exuberant glad
ness, and older people enter into its
festiities with eub4ued pleasure, in
which memories of home behind and
hopes of the home ahead are strange.
ly mingled with present joys. What
a time it is for cultivating domestic
affections and invigorating the virtues
which root themselves in these loveel
Whence came our Christian homes?
They are not found in pagan lands
dwelling places are there, but not
homes. Nor are they. found in lands
where Christian influences are feeble
and Christian institutions are formal
-there are lodgings and eating
houses. The idea of home comes
from him, who, though homeless
upon the earth, hath set the sclitary
in families-from him of whom the
whole family in heaven and earth are
Accordingly, at this season our
doors should be wide open to his
coming in, and nothing else admitted
which would shut him out, He
knows how to enter into a festive oc
easion, and sympathizes with human
joy as really as human sorrow. His
presence at our feasts will not dimin
ish their gladness, but exalt their
s9tisfaction. And now, while merri
ment reigns in all our homes, let us
invite him to sup with us. Let the
children play with the babe of Beth
lehem among them, while the angels
of Bethlehem sing over them. Let
the youthful keep company with the
earnest, obedient boy of Nazareth.
Let them who come into the Christ.
mnas season out of life's busy care
come apart with Him to rest awhile
and be fed by His hand.
--Who is the most successful bill
passer in congress?" was a query pro.
pounded the other day to Speaker
Cannon by an inquisitive representa
tive. As a rule Mr. Cannon can
answer questions of this kind without
reference to reports and records, but
he admitted he was "up a stump."
"If I had two guesses," he said, "I
*should guess Babcock, or, Sulloway.
Mr, Babcock, of Wisconsin, was'for
many years chairman of the commit
tee on the District of Columbia. Mr.
Sulloway, of New Hampshire,is chair
man of Uommittee on InvalidPensions.
By reason of holding these chairman.
ships Mr. Babcock and Mr. Sulloway
had many calls on their time from
persons outside their respective die
tricts, and it was natural that the
speaker should have selected them as
the members wbo would be shown by
the records as charged with the past
age of many bills.
S'r. Cannon did not make a good
guess, for it appears that Represent
ative Wyatt A iken, of Abbeville, 8. C.,
led all his colleagues in bill-passing
last winter. Alr. Aiken is a Demc
crat, and, naturally, is "agin the
administration." Thirty bills intro
duced by him passed both branches
ol the Republican corngress last win
ter and were signed by a Republican
prrndent. Mr. Aiken never held
political office until his election to
congress four years ano. He has not
bates, and probably not. one of his
colleagues is aware of his success in
seourin(I the enaactinent of bills in
which he is is'terested. None of the
thirty Aiken bills is a'Ameasure of
large public concern, most of them
being private bills, or bills of special
interest to the Third district of South
Carolina. Nine of them provide for
the buildlug of bridges over South
Carolina navigable streams.
Representative Don 0. Edwards, of
Kentucky, vas a close second to Mr.
Aiken. Twenty-nine measures intro
duced by Mr. Edwards found their
way last vinter to the statutes of the
United States. Mr. Edwards is a
Republican. The fift y-ninth con
gress was hie first appearance in
Washington as a natioial lawmaker.
Messrs. Edwards aid Aikin com
pletely outclassed veterans and lead
ers like Speaker Cannon and Repre
sentatives Payne, Dalzell. Williams
and Clark- Only nine of Mr. Dal
zell's 'bills became laws last winter.
Representative Payne, the Republican
floor-leader, had twenty-one bills
favorably reported, fourteen of which
became laws. John Sharp WillIIms,
the minority leader, succeeded in hav
ing fil of his bills pass both houses
and receive executive approval. Nine
bills offered by Mr. Williams were
favorably reporthd by committees.
Seven bills fatheied by Champ Clark
became laws, while thirteen of Mr.
Cannon's measures were approved by
both branobes of congress and the
Representative Brownlow, of Ten -
nessee, introduced more bills in the
last congress than any other member
of the body. In the first session of
that congress he proposed nearly 400
bills, and in the second sessi(. n he
offered about fifty more. Most of
the BrownL. w bills were private pen
0O0y two bills introducod in the
Fifty-ninth congress by Representa
tive Bourke ( ockron were enacted
Representative Sulloway. who, the
speaker thought, might lead the list,
had twventy-four of his bills passed last
winter. Fourteen of . Representative
Babcock's bills became laws. Repre
sentati Ve Jeannina, of Wiconsiu, chair.
mai of the Committee on Judiciary,
bad ton bills favorably reported, 'bul
only two of them passed the House.
. Several years ago a critio of con
gress divided the members-into 1wc
classes, namely. "those.who do," and
"those who, dine." This classificationj
i~s not accurate or just, but it would
appear that those who are most
pr ominent.. in the pubjic eye;-.in the
%lobates, and in the framing of. legis
lation, ar 'n'ot the men who can
measure their success as lawmaker
by the number of their bills thct run
the gauntlet of congressional and
executive approval.- [Wash. Cor. N.
Y. Eve. Post.
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