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changed na often nn reunested.
Lower water rateR, not next
month, nor next year, nor noxt cen
tury, but now.
Funny tho moving" ptcturon havo
never caught tho tlntlnabulntlon of
J. Ham Lewis' pink 'una.
Omaha certainly needs that now
million-dollar flroproof hotel with
the accent on the fireproof.
The severest knock on divorce 1b
Reno's refusal to continue to bo the
mecca of mlsmnted mortals.
General Sickles may share General
Sherman's idea of war, but how
much better Is pcaco to him?
Pitchfork Hon Tillman is "off the
reservation" again. Fine! Things
had begun to grow stale in the sen
Unfortunately for him, Aaron
Hurr la dead and cannot defend him
solf against comparisons of him with
Thus far tho arson trust seems to
havo found no defenders outside its
own mcmb6m, and thoy are not talk
ing for publication.
Perhaps after given n freo bill in
tho bankruptcy court, Charles W.
Morse might think of something olBe
ho would llko to linvo.
James H. Choato, evidently not
up on Oalerlsm, colcbra.tod his
elghty-first unnlversary by going to
his office and working hard all day.
"Warmer in tho forenoon, colder
at night; noxt day not much change
in temperature." ' For versatile
weather prognostications, how's
From tho "on Again, off again
character of proceedings, wo should
say Mr, Flnnegan had a hand in
thoso Turko-Balkan peace conference-.
"In the matter of tariff, we stand
for protection ' and against extor
tion," says Colonel Roosevelt. As
sound republicanism as could be
Since Gary says he didn't and
Corey says he did tako your choice.
But no ro&tter which you choose,
you havo to' admit that tho judge
gives fine dinners.
One invariable feature of tmtisfac
'.ion alwayo surrounds iw bills in
troduced in tho legislature and that
Is that tho majority of them will
never becomo law'B.
The Money trust investigating
committeo has at last obtained some
real information. James JV Hill told
It that the .Great Northern and
Northern Pacific are competing rail
roads. "Moting picture men arrested in
Fromont for showing on Sunday,"
My! Are the good pastors In out
neighboring town having that hard
x time to keep the pews from going
There's a law making it the duty
. of physicians to report all cases of
contagious disease, but manifestly
they do not HW up to the law. What
is the health department going to do
Kven if Cip. Castro should writo
1 book on America, It probably would
be no less fair tthan many other
books written by Europeans who got
past Ellis islandV without being
Representatives of) the National
Short Ballot organlzatvm are coming
to Omaha to tell us mow to do It
Knowing how to shorttVi the ballot.
however, is one thing, thi getting It
shortened is another.
Put Public Utilities Out of Politics. '
AB f"8ll,et ot tho League of,
American Municipalities, totumis-!
oner Uyiler voices tho demand that
manaBomont of public utllltloa be'
init out, and kept out, of politics
whstllor ptiblcly or privately owned.
As to prlvnte public nervlcu corpo-
rations mixing In politics, the evils
have long been seen, and efforts
made to correct them. Thoy are pro
hibited from contrliiu tlnK money or
other things of value to the cam
paigns of any tnntlldnte for office,
and officeholders are strictly en
joined from demanding or accepting
special favors from them.
As to municipally owned public
utilities, however, we have not
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recognized sufficiently mo neeu oir
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witness the example right hero of a
political machine which our Water
hoard Is trying to build up. Tho
joke nnd Joker of tho Water board
low is that it prohibits Intrusion
into "municipal" politics, whatovcr
that mny be, ns if to encourage
participation by Water board em
ployes in county, state and national
politics. And so we have the flve-
thousand-dollar-a-yeor water com
mlsrloner devoting a large part of
his time to politics, puro and simple,
nifinhcra of tho legislature subsi
dized with fat jobs for themselves,
or their relatives, places on tho pay
roll made for notorious political
racks, unable to earn their monoy
except by political sorvlce to tht-ir
boneficlarlos. In a word, while pro
tending to keep out of municipal
politics our water works Is in politics
under public ownership deeper than
it over was under privato ownership.
If our law-makers want to mnko a
real contribution to tho success of.
municipal ownership of tho water
works in Omaha, thoy will pass a
law divorcing It, not only from
municipal" politics, but from
politics in general, and providing a
civil service test thnt will make em
ployment In tho wator department
go by merit and competency, and not
merely as a reward for political ac
President Taft's New Salary.
Tho colloge professor and even tho
school teacher, who havo felt that
they were underpaid for tho charac
tor of tholr work in comparison with
that of many mon nnd women in
lines of servlco calling for much loss
scientific preparation and continuous
study, may find somo consolation in
tho fact that an ox-presldont of tho
United States is to tako a position
of teaching in a university at tho
comparatively modest salary of
$5,000 a yonr. That Is whnt Yalo
will pay Prosldent Taft as professor
It will bo argued, of course, that
Mr. Taft's other resources will on
ablo him to accept such an incomo,
which, by tho way, Is the maximum
at Yale, and yet other men havo ro-
contly gono out of tho Whlto House
better fixed financially, but no bet
ter equipped for remunerative serv
ice than Prestdont Tntt, who did not
Xeel called on to enter non-remun-erativo
fields of labor. Hut Presi
dent Taft's influonco in this position
will be very great nnd that Is tho
actuating factor. Men and women
devoted to high callings find in their
own achievements compensation
which money cannot measure, It is
not alono in teaching and preaching,
but' in many other linos of activity
touching the Intellectual and moral
sides of human life. In such voca
tions tho test of success Is by no
means the dollar. To all engaged
in such characters of work, tho ex
ample of President Taft should
stand as a now source of inspiration
Tbe Alaskan Coal Question.
Discussing the "Inside History of
Alaska," Alfred Holman, editor of
tho Sun Francisco Argonaut, dares
criticise tho policy ot withholding
coal lands of the peninsula from oc
cupation, which, if thrown open to
operation under proper limitations
by the government, would, he af
firms, havo resulted In much
needed development for Alaska. As
ho says, tho coal land controversy in
Alaska, which has been running six
years, stands today whoro it stood
at the beginning and Alaska is no
nearer to- industrial progress now
than it was then.
The country must have discovered
that those with extreme vlows aB' to
tho conservation ot resources came
short of the needs by failing to offer
a constructive policy by which this
territory, bo rich with natural re
sources, might be opened up to set
tiement and development, which both
It and the states need.
President Taft attempted to secure
the adoption of plans looking to de
velopment through the provision ot
a definite form of government for
Alaska, but could not arouse con
gress to any co-operation. Tbe re
sult is that positively no progress
has been made for Alaska and no
progress will be made, wo Imagine,
until congress provides a form of
government adequate to Its needs.
The Incoming administration can do
no better than act upon this demand.
It will not be advisable to waste
further time in flamboyant debate ot
A western contemporary scorns
two battleships, demanding twenty
two or none. Why stop at that;
why not make it two huudred and
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000 $ JA.VUAKY S8. r 000
Thiriy Year A-jo
This Sunday was a beautiful day, tho
snow disappearing rapidly under old Sol's
According to the annual report of I tie
treasurer the Omaha City mission last
year enjoyed revenues amounting to
'TSKiS In addition to donatlpns In kind.
Another bis; shipment of sliver bricks
went out from the smelting works.
Ileforo the sermon In the First Tresby
terlan church It was announced that w'th
the raising of a few hundred dollars
there collected not a debt remained on
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ammerman Is the guest of her
sister, Mrs. 11. ft. Onylord.
Dr. and Mrs. Grossman have returned
, C. E. Squires and wife left for St Louis.
General Passenger Agent Morse of the
Union Pacific has gone east.
invitations are out for several big so
cial affairs, among them a reception by
the Misses Boyd at the residence of
Mayor Boyd on Davenport street, and a
party to be given by Mr. and Mrs, Ksra
Millard at the Millard hotel.
Twenty Vcars Atfo
Anna E. Howell, widow of the lalo
Hamuel J. i towel I. waa uDDolnted execu
trix of the estate, valued at W3,000.
J. K. O'Neill says that the statement
made In The Bee as to Cameron Recess
being tho first sheriff of Dougioa county
is correct. Mr. Peterson waa annotated
sheriff, but Mr. Reeves was the first
elected sheriff Mr. O'Neill makes tills
statement at the request of Mrs. Reeves,
who wishes to Insist that The Bee Is cor.
Mayor Bomls signed the contract Mr
city printing- let to the Klopp & Bartlott
company. So much had beon said as to
tho letting of this contract that the mayor
decided to Investigate for himself and
aftonvard signed the contract.
Miss Balcombo returned from Buffalo.
N, Y., where sho had visited Mrs. Trultt.
Mrs. Baron Riley was preparing to Join
her husband in Denver, who had gone
there to engage In business.
Hon. and Mrs. George W. Llnlnger and
Mr. and Mrs. Evans of Council Bluffa
left for Sutherland, Fla., to spend the
remainder of the winter.
Mrs. Emma Homan Thayer of Sallda.
Colo., left for her home after-spending
me weeit with Mrs. E. 8. Dundy,
Ten Years Ai;o
forecaster Welsh hung out Ills cold
wave flag, predicting sero weather within
twenty-four hours, which meant a drop
of about 3S degrees.
John Francis, general passenger agent
of tho Burlington, said the people did
not generally realise the Immense growth
of the dairy Industry, which was rapidly
becoming ono of the main enterprises
of Nebraska. He said from Beaver City
alone. l.OGT.DO) pounds of milk were ship
ped in 1902.
MJss Edith Smith, daughter of Mr. and
Mra. Allen B. Smith, became tho brkle
of Lloutenant Clarence Richmond Day,
of tho Fourteenth cavalry, U. 8. A., at
Trinity Episcopal cathedral, whore tho
nuptials wero performed In the ovenlng
by Rev. Robert E. Leo Craig, reading
tho betrothal service and Bishop Coad
jutor A. L. Williams, the marriage ser
vlco. It was distinctly a society event.
Those young men acted as ushers:
Messrs. Hal Yates, Frank Haskell, Stock
ton Heth, 8am Burns, James P&xton,
Wler Coffman and George Prltohett. Ths
young women of tho bridal party were:
Misses Josephine Btanton. Jeanne Brown.
Lydla Moore, Ellen Cotton. Mildred Lo.
max, Flora Webster, Miss Pullen of Cin
cinnati, Miss Harper of Chicago, Lieu
tenant and Mrs. Day loft for a bridal tour
In Colorado and California, to be at homo
at Fort Wtngate, N. M., after March 1.
The boom of State Senator CharleB L.
Saunders for mayor of Omaha was form
ally launched at u meeting of the Fifth
Ward Republican club. Tho resolution
piesentlng Saunders waa offered by A,
If, Donecken, and seconded by
People Talked About
Five girls In a burning factory in Co
lumbus, O., Jumped into the Bclto river
and swam safely to shore.
President Taft will follow the old In
auguration day precedent of riding rom
tho White Ilouau to the capitol and re
turn with his successor.
S. (1. B. Crawford, two years ago a can
didate for mayor of Alton, Mo., has issued
a unique announcement of his candidacy
this year. Hp shows u cnmpulgn picture
ot himself with his hat off, all his other
pictures having been with his hat on.
The hat, he explains, has been cast "Into
Henry C. Frlck and family Joumejed
from their New York home to Palm
Beach, Fla., In their own palace car, the
Westmorland, said to Im tho finest
abridged home on wheels. Westmoreland
Is ntso the name of the Pennsylvania
town whore the Frlcks started to makt
A committee of St. Paul citizen waited
on Archbishop John Ireland at his hume
last Saturday, filed a protest against the
Incomplete condition of his new cathedral
and handed his $70,000 in cash and pledges
for 130,000, and told him to "get busy."
Tho Episcopal smllo was the finest that
ever eBoapett a camera.
The highly prised title of "Yale's strong
man" waa conferred on W. F, Roos, a
junior at the Scientific! school. He has
broken all the university records for
feats of strength and rolled up the re
markable total ot 1,665 points. The former
record was 2,400.9, made In 1911, by John
R, Kllpatrlcls. the foot ball and track
There have been women detectives,
women "Raffles" and spotters In the past,
but for the real up-to-the-minute enforce
ment officers who can ride, shoot and
havo the nerve and staying powers there
are few who compare with Blanche and
Lulu Rogers, two handsome Indian girls,
nieces ot Chief Rogers of the Cherokee
Demolition ot th town hall or Graves,
end, L. I., recalls the fact that the build
ing once rivalled Tammany hall as an in
cubator ot political crookedness, A quar
ter of a century ago John Y. Kane waa
boss ot the bailiwick and what he didn't
know about the political game could not
be learned In Manhattan. Relieving his
bosship waa Invincible he overplayed
the game opeuly and didn't wake up
until he landed In the ptnltentlary. With
the banishment and subsequent death of
the -'Cxsr of Coney Island" Gruvcsend
vanished from tho political map und
Brooklyn took it
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Twice Told Tales .
Triumph In Ireland.
Friend Moore relates that an Irishman
and an Englishman had foregathered. (
and were boasting of their respective
Islands. The Englishman said' ;
"We are a Jolly lot inoro rapid In Eng
land than you are In Ireland. Why, by
Jove, 1 left for me office one morning,
Just as the workmen were laying the
foundation for a new building next door.
and when I returned to dinner that even- I
Ing the structure was entirely com- j
"And ye call that quick work?" an
swered the Irishman. "Why, th ssmo
thing happened to me In Iselantl wance.
Whin I started in th' mornln' they were
layln' th' foundations, but whin I got
back In th evenln they were evlctln
tho family for not payln' th' last month's
rint!"-Cleveland Plain Dealer.
u KffeotUr Hint.
A bishop once rose to address the
Housa of Lords, und began by saying he
Intended ta divide his speech Into-twelve
heads. Lord Durham thereupon got up
and begged leave to Interpose for a few
minutes to tell tho llouse an anecdote.
He was returning home, he said, a few
nights hefore, and passed St. Paul's ca
thedral Just before midnight. As ho did
fco there waa a drunken man trying to see
the time. Just then the clock began to
strike the sour and slowly tolled out 12.
The drunken man listened, looked hard
at tho clock and said:
'Hang you, why couldn't you have said
all that at once?"
After this narrative the bishop con
densed his remarks. London Tit-Bits.
When the Rev. Dr. Snow tose to ad
dress his evening congregation his voice
was slightly husky.
"My friends," he said. "I havo already
preached one sermon and made two long
speeches to societies In different parts of
tho city, and before I have finished this
evening you will think t am like a wheel
the. longer the spoke, the bigger the
Only a few appeared to see the point,
liowaver, and the good doctor scorned to
furnish a diagram. Chicago Tribune.
Kanltary experts forbid hand shaking
and baby kissing during the spring cam
paign. Is this a slam at the aldcrmanlc
President Leonard W, Busby, of the
Chicago street railway, figures that
street car passengers lose dally 260,000
hours of time, valued at $16,000,000 an
nually, and the company does not get
tha money. All this pile of money will
be saved, Mr, Busby declares, If a mergor
of the traction companies Is permitted.
Battling Nelson, of slugger fame, was
married In Chicago, January 23, to Miss
Fay King, aged 33 years, and tho cere
mony waa pulled off at 1:23 p. m. "It's
a sklddoo wedding," said Bat aa he kept
step to time, "See the Conquering Hero
Frank C. Frederiukson, clearing house
clerk for the Stato bank of Evanston,
was esteemed "a model man, tho Idol
of his mother." It Is different now. The
model man has skipped and with him
JS.700 of the bank's money.
For nearly a year, Lydla Lonike, a 16
year old ndoptcd girl, has been robbing
tier foster parents at ttie Instigation of
fortune tellers. About $4,000 was taken
and turned over to the mystic crooks.
A heart story soused with tears was
told in a Chicago court by Mrs. Helen
Ruschor. Overy twenty years ago sho
adopted a baby boy, nursed him, gave
him a good education, got him a good
position and then married him. Bride
groom, 31 years; bride, AO years. Result,
neglect, desertion, loneliness. The court
handed tho youthful husband a warm
talk on Ingratitude and sent him home
to his wifo and foster mother.
Three-fourths of Boston's wealthiest
families uro childless. In Chicago the
stork Is a rare visitor to American sec
tions, a frequent caller at the foreign
Instead of rice, old shoes or other
meaningless freaks, a Syrian couple In
St. Louis were showered with perfumed
candy. It was the signal for a round of
festivities, which lasted two weeks.
A Chicago court put an obstreperous
husband under bonds not to round up
the neighborhood Saturday nights, with
out his wife's permission. Oh, liberty
Maria Poxea of Aurora, III., IS years
old, who was the betrothed of Flora Opra,
4 years old, at tho eleventh hour dis
covered a fatal bar to their wedding. Tho
little finger of the finance's right hand
was shorter "than It really ought to
be," shorter than the ono on his left
hand This, said the superstitious Maria,
between crying spells, was an insur
mountable barrier to her marriage, it was
a sure sign ot a short-lived love, so she
called off tho wedding.
A cold, heartless court in New York,
with more respect for law than for suf
fering man, rejected the prayer ot
Adolph Brown, for an Injunction to pro-
vent Mrs. Brown beating him up. The
court intlmatod, however, that some
thing might happen after an inspection of
Mrs. Brown's prowess as a thumper.
Around the Cities
Denver has 235 small farms within ths
city limits, valued at tl.406.S3,
Milwaukee's 191s city budget calls to.
expenditures aggregating 17,400.000.
There were $.000 robberies In 1912 li
Philadelphia, WV.42S arrests and 7S mur.
Newark, N. J., children the other day
collected tl.000 to aid In fighting tuber
culosis. San Francisco's new garbage Incinera
tion plant is to go Into operation :n
March. Costs 1152,075.
Baltimore's public service commission
has secured a ri duct ion of gas rates from
90 to 80 cents and of electricity from 19
to 8H cents a kilowatt hour.
There are 25,135 reporting banks In tho
United Btates having assets aggregating
$-5,000,000,000 and liabilities to depositors
of over 117.000,000.000. .
V Painful Komlndrr,
St. I,ouls Globe-Democrat.
Senator Dixon of Montana has just c-etn
admonished by the legislature of that
state that he is one of the braves who
fell outside the Armageddon breastworkx
What About tho Feeble Blinded.
OMAHA. Jan. ZT.-To the Editor of
The Bee: I am sending you this brier
letter for publication, hoping It will come
to the iiotlc of the governor of Nebraska, i
To dovernor Morehead as head of the '
state board of control belongs the re-1
ponslbltlty for the state school for ths
feeble minded at Beatrice. This worthy
school should come under the protection
and guidance of the state, equally with
the other state institutions. That it docs
not now enjoy Is much In evidence. Ex-
Oovernor Aldrlch. in retiring, mentioned.
apparently every other subject, but this
schoot was not deemed worthy of men
tion by him or by Governor Morehead
In his lnauguial. As If to muko the
slight more enduring and effective, the
legislature Ignored the Beatrice bchool In
tho appointment of permanent commu
tes having charge of every branch of ,
state work. Does an appointed siipertn- ,
tendent and a corps of helpers chosen
by himself have this schoot completely
tinder his own supervision?
Charges of cruelty to Inmates signed
by five citlzons of Beatrice have lately
appeared In print. No denial or demand
for investigation now or In tho future
has come to public notice. Is the dally
Ufa and well being of seveial hundreds
o! the most unfortunates, largely chil
dren, of too little moment to be pub
licly recognized by tho state executive
and the legislature. Forces of various na
tures have been at work for many pre
ceding generations bringing these chil
dren to their present unhappy state. In
nocent victims are they of Ignorance,
disease, crime and vice in varying de
grees In tholr ancestry of which they wot
not. These children should appeal
strongly to state government which has
I undertaken their care. N. II. 8CIPLE.
' 615 South Twntv. fifth nvontio.
An to i Minimum Wan,
SOUTH OMAHA, Jan. S7.-To the Editor
of The Bee: The news transmitted from
New York states Theodore Roosevelt
made public a letter written to Michael
Fichanp, a progressive assemblyman, In
which he announces that the executive
committee of ths progressive party will
present to the legislature a bill almsd
to create a minimum wage board In tho
The Industrial unrest is our greatest
problem. Big business Is taking every
thing from society and giving nothing
In return to the people. I have an ldoa
that a minimum wage would go a great
way towards solving the Industrial prob
lem; at all events it would help to take
many of the street walkers off the
streets. Low wages have made more
drunkards and prostitutes than all else
Imaginable. I am going to Lincoln to
day with a minimum wage bill Introduced
by ine at tho 1909 session and reintroduced
in the 1911 session. The bill could not
gat past tho sifting committee through
the influence of big business lobbyists.
However, try again is a useful maxim.
I believe the downtroden and oppressed
have some benevolent friends In tliis
session; consequently I shall see that
this minimum wagw bill which calls
for 20 cents per hour for those who work
by the hour and 30 cents an hour for
overtime and $9 a week for those who
work by the week. Likewise, I have a
set of resolutions calling attention tn
the necessity of a minimum wage. I
may add the reading of the resolutions
will muko somo dry bones rattle among
the special Interests.
Baltimore American: That doctor who
advlsts his patients to eat best steak
throo times a day certainly must collect
his foe tn advance.
Baltimore American: The president
elaot's disapproval ot the Inaugural ball
ln&categ that he proposes to take his
Job seriously, But at the same time ,t is
to be hoped ha possesses tha saving grace
of a sense of humor.
Bt. Louis Republic: A savings bank
In Orange, Conn., lias decided to placu
a dollar to ths credit ot even' baby bora
In that town. Trust the Yankees to find
a new way of cultivating oranges.
Baltimore American: Ben Tillman with
Pitchfork In position, and Cole Bleasc
with hammer in hand, are ready to fly
at each other. It ought to be a pretty
fight, and the world will pause tn Its
work to stop, look and listen.
Philadelphia Record: It took fifteen"
years to get tho parcel post bill through
congress. How much longer will It
take to straighten the kinks In the bill
that serve to hinder Its bcneflclent opera
tion? Cleveland Plain Dealer: One pound of
good coal, says an engineering magazine,
releases sufficient energy to raise nn
average man to a point fourteen miles
high. The tanly trouble Is that the aver
age man has no desire whatever to visit
Pittsburg Dispatch: A New York con
tractor, whose careless blast killed a
passerby, will have to serve three years
In the penitentiary, the court of appeals
having decided that the punishment tits
the crime. A few' more examples llk;
this and there would be less carelessness
and greater safety on the public streets,
New York World: James J. Hill pre
dicts that the Great Northern railway
"Will show an Increase of $10,000,000 In
gross revenues for the year ending next
June over the previous year." From such
estimates of gross earnings a discriminat
ing public may estimate the "net" worth
of railroad presidents pleas for permis
sion to raise rates In order to llv.
A married man seldom has as much
respect for his wife as he has for his
Tho worst thing about giving advice
Is that you so often liave to take It back
If It's damaged.
Tha ftllow who keeps his head above
water Isn't the ono who lets the grass
grow under his feet.
After all, there Isn't a great, deal of
difference between being. lucky and hav
ing a bit ot common sense.
Tho devil la satisfied to have tho nick
els and dimes-go Into the collection plate,
bocauso tio'a pretty sure ot getting thn
Uoost for Good Honor,
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
It may not b a compliment to tbe
fourth class postmasters, but Is a compli
ment to American good sense that con
gress refused to take tbem from the
THESE GIRLS OF OURS,
' Do you think women will ever be sue-'
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"If you wish to :lvc a happy married
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"Oh I tried that. John says I'm a bum
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crankier nnd crankier " Washington
"60 you are going to let your daughter
marry a nobleman?"
Yes," replied Mr. Cumrox. "Her
mother and I have talked the matter over
and we have decided that the best way to
deal with an aristocracy is to put a few
American girls In charge of it." Wash
Aunt Prudence is cautioning Niece
Gwendolln, aged IS.
"And remember, my denr, 'marry In
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very attractive at the opera last night,"
"So? Why. usually she Is radiant
what did she have on?" asked WInkletop.
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I met my fiancee In a department
"That's where Adam first met Eve.
"What nonsense you're talking."
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Whenever the worst Is said.
There's a smile and a tear, a sigh and a
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A iov and a pain, a loss and a gain;
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from tho light.
My kingdom's awaiting for mo:
There's comfort and rest, and tho warmth
of vour breast,
And little ones climbing my knee.
Them's firelight and song oh, the world
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Its empires may topple and fall:
My home Is my care It gladness be there.
It's a mighty good world after all.
O heart of pure gold! I have made you n,
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