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the divine music of a child's
laughter comes to his ears which
have for years heard nothing save
the keepers' footfalls.
And in this padded cell that
comes next is one who feels that
he is the great tragedian, Edwin
Booth. He tried for years to make
other people feel that, too, failed
and his brains became muddled,
so that he sees in every man an
Iago who should be. slabbel and
in every woman a Desdemona to
be throttled. But in this Santa
who today looks in upon him he
recognizes the greatest of all ac
tors, an actjbr who seemingly
years ago came down his father's
chimhey and left a drum, a toy
wheelbarrow and a pair of skates.
And the raging Booth of Patton
asylum quiets' down and even
grins with pleasure.
It is so throughout thebig asy
lum. Everywhere Santa Claus is
greeted with childish jlee or
quieter expression of pleasure.
Harmony of feeling and thought
in that bedlam of discord and
Now, is there a Santa Claus?
And, if he is, are his attributes all
lying, foolishness and useless-ness?
GUARDING THE DODGER
New York, Dec. 31. An inter
esting fight is on to determine
whether Wm. Rockefeller, broth
er of John D., is bigger than
Uncle Sam, simply because
Rockefeller is a multi-millionaire.
For six months the big crook
has been dodging a subpoena to
appear before the Pujo commit
tee, which is investigating the
money trust. This committee
wants particularly to find out
something from Rockefeller him
self how he and H. H. Rogers,
another Standard Oil Trust mag
nate, cleaned up over $60,000,000
in manipulating the copper mar- v
Evidently congress is not go
ing to let Rockefeller get away
with his game of dodging ser
vice, for private detectives acting
for Uncle Sam are now shadow
ing Rockefeller's several resi-
dences, and also those of his sons-in-law.
Detectives are on guard
wherever there is a suspicion that
the Standard Oil plute may be in
The sergeant-at-arms of con
gress takesvthe position1 that it is
up to him and his detectives to
determine whether Rockefeller is
bigger than Uncle Sam, and
whether a multi-millionaire can
defy the government. And he be
lieves Uncle Sam will win out.
Boarder What's for break
fast this morning? Hope not ham
and eggs again?
Landlady No sir not this
Boarder Thank goodness ! , 4
What is it?
Landlady Only 'am, sir ! ' J
And now ma must do her
Easter shopping early! Easter
comes earlier in 1913 than in 95
past years March 2,3. If pa
looks closely he'll see that Easter
millinery is already ripening.