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THE EVENING STAR.
WASBIZGTO. TSURSDAY .. . December 25, 1909. CROIY S. NOmS.......... miter. 11E V7NMt1 STAR bes a regmar asd pr momt Pam11y Girer.uM- am* were them the cemiea araimem f the eber Washisgtesa dsiMo. a a News and Ad. vertislag samim t bs me aempe W. Wi order t aveid delays see a00at of pessmai absmese. srs to TUB STAR abald .et be eddrewed ts aay tesvIdi meessaed with the dies, bst eimpy to TB STAR, or to the Edlirid or fkslasQa r e, oerdieg to lener or pupase. The Day of Days. Once a year an impulse sweeps over the Christian world which makes for higher thinking and purer living. This Impulse was started more than nineteen centuries ago. Feeble at first, rising to a compara tively great height for a time, then sub siding under the influence of paganism and prejudice. then rising again, it steadily gained headway until In the course of time it has swept fairly round the world and today includes within its beneficence hun dreds of millions of people, with ever widening range. This impu'se had its origin in the birth and life and death of the Savior, the God man. Theologians may differ as to the foundation for the belief in the divinity of Christ. Philosophers may argue over the sanctity of His personality. Disputants may seek to destroy the beautiful fabric of spirituality which has been woven from his words and deeds. But they can not succeed in abating the faith of men today, for that faith is founded upon substance. upon the doctrines of purity and truth and righteousness. The Christian Impulse is a natural Im pulse. It comes from the depths of uni vewsal action and reaches to the outermost limits of Intelligence. It withstands analy ale, for it is elemental. However diverse may be the forms of worship which it in spires, and the methods of its recognition, the essentials are all and everywhere the same. They are enduring. The spirit of the great world festival cel ebrated today enter. into the daily life of men; it .gives them courage, strengthens their better purposes, corrects their faults, elevates their Ideals. Its recurrence is at once a reminder and an inspiration. Its beautiful accompaniments, appealing to the poetic and the emotional qualities inherent in all men, however dormant, correct the materialistic tendencies of routine and of the compulsory solution of practical and sometimes sordid problems. The religious services of Christmas, in celebration of one of the most momentous events in all world history, lose none of their force and influence because time has brought changes In form. Today the glad tidings ring out as clear and sweet as ever. The world is regenerated and is brighter, better, purer for the coming of another Christian year. "es Indiana and 1904. Indiana, notwithstanding the substantial republican majorities that have been re corded there for several years past, still figures in the hopes of those democratic leaders who are busy with the plan for re establishing the old relations between the east and the south. Can the state, with the promise that Bryanlsm Is no more and that eastern influences are again potent in the party, be restored to the democracy? The Hoosier democrats, it has just beer learned, are not themselves in a particularly cheerful frame of mind as regards the gen eral outlook for 1904. They see the repub licans In power, under a leader whose per sonal popularity is very good, and pros perity still continuing. They concede, as everybody else does, the nomination of Mr. evelt .to suoceed himself, and they r that he will be a very attractive candidate. What would contribute most toward his defeat? The same note is sounded in Indiana as elsewhere. We hear it predicted that-if the republicans, with complete power, do noth ing to restrain the trusts or to revise the tariff the democratic prospects will be greatly improved. Pleased as the people are with many features of the present situation, they are not blind to the fact that there are trusts which are working an injury to the public Interests, and that there are indus tries enjoying protection under the Dingley law to which they are no longer entitled. They want to see both of these matters remedied. If they are not remedied the democratic campaign in Indiana will be fought with all the greater energy, and, as the Indiana democrats believe, the repub licans will be put-on the defensive there and throughout the country. This Is a persuasive appraisement of the case. The advantages today are all with the party in power. Its leader has undoubt edly strongly Impressed the country and has a personal following outside of the regular political lines. Its majority In either house of Congress is large. Its poli cies up to date have been approved by the country. But much important work re mains to be done, and some of it is press ing. No party can live on Its past, and least of all the party whose boast it is that It stands for progress. It cannot stand pat If standing pat means to stand stili. It It does not at least attempt to go forward It wiHl inevitably go backward, and If It starts down hill no brakes will be able to save it. Now is the time to revise the tariff. I I If the coal operators can prevent retail dealers from collecting unreasonable profits, there will be small complaint even among those who have deplored the tendency of trusts to tyrannize over smaller business enterprises. Santa Claus ought to do well by the people who have been attending the needs of Christmas shoppers. I ' I JT. JT. Hill was snow bound in his special car. Mr. Hill may rule the railway,, but he cannot boss the blizzard. Mr. Need in New York. A correspondent writing from Atlantic City to the Philadelphia Press gives- an ac count of a conversation that occurred at a dinner party in New York between Thomas B. Reed and Calvin 8. Brice at the time the former was first thinking of leaving Con greas to take up the practice of law in the metropolis. Mr. Brice, who repeated the conversation, advised against the step in the following plain terms: " Tom. I think If you do-lt you will make a mistake. I know you have reached the time in life when you feel you ought to do something for the wife and Little girl, but I think you and they would be lost here. Y'our friendships and associations and those of your family are not here, and New York is a very big town. You are not a lawyer In the modern sense of the term, for you have been too long in politics. You do not think as lawyers think and you do not talk as lawyers talk. The modern lawyer, and especially a New York lawyer, is a builder, and not a disputant or debater, and I fear your training would lead you to regard the work which the well-paid New York lawyer is called upon to do as burdensome and dis tastefuL. You are a politician, and occupy a mis wonderful place in your party. Your district will send you to Congess as long as you live, and when-your pryis in power you will be the Speaker of the Mou.e. and when it Is in the =mimerity 7ou wRi be the baer of 16e oppostion. I advise you There was ne maen b=eer qualised to speak ccib tis ~m9Maa Mn Biee. He knew New Yeak t=es-=My. In hispeyngm dess be bad pragMasd law hime. hut afte hses the passa and givybe ties he had been too wise to return to the bar. He realised that be would have to begin practically at the bottem ap' ,AO that at so late a day in.Nfe he wedld b-de pressed by such an experience. Whea p0 litical reverses -eame to him therefomeand he was forced out of oMce. he tased his attention again to that fdd af industry with which he was most familiar. This of course made him seek New York, where he had already achieved some notable things, and where his credit remained high. Busi ness enterprises again attracted him. The law did not. Mr. Br'-e was quite correct in the case of his f.r-end. Mr. Reed did not eaJoy the change to New York, nor in a strictly pro fessional way profit by it. The competency that all are happy to hear. he left to his family was acquired, we are told, by in vestments in Wall street. wisely managed by his friends Who knew the marlets and how to play them. He had already tired of the law, and was preparing to take up his residence in Washington again and devote his time to writing. His views on public questions, while less potent than when he was in high oMice to give them emphasis and action, were yet most interesting, and he was on good terms with publishers. His literary plans were ambitious, and gener ous returns from his pen would certainly have been his. Nevertheless, a useful and distinguished i career was brought to a close when Mr. Reed left Congress, and Mr. Brice was not alone In forecasting what the result would i be. Hr. Vest on Bimetalnim. Senator Vest, in an interesting interview printed in today's Washington Post, says: "The money question I do not believe will be a conspicuous Issue in- the cam paign. The large production of gold has sufficed to postpone the inevitable triumph of bimetalism. The platform should con tain a declaration in favor of a double standard, but no attempt should be made to force the issue to the front. Some -day there will :be another great political battle in America between the- forces of bimetal ism and monometalism, and bimetalism will triumph, but that day is not now. "As to who will lead the democratic party to its promised victory two years hence, no safe prediction can now be made. As the situation is today. New York could- nomi nate any man upon whom its delegation was agreed, but many changes are possible in two years. -lr.- Bryan undoubtedly will 4 have a strong following in the convention, but he hardly can control it. Hii influence is on the wane everywhere, seemingly, but In my own state of Missouri. and it does not seem that he can again dictate the pol icy of the party. "Mr. Bryan has not the elements of great or successful leadership. I twice voted for him because he was the party's nominee. but he holds many beliefs with which I am I not in sympathy and with which I do not believe the democratic party Is in sym pathy." The question arises, would not'Mr. Vest's plank on the money issue satisfy Mr. Bryan? Certainly the Nebraskan must con cede that the large Increase In the supply of gold has changed the contention as to silver, In none of his recent deliverances on the subject has he Insisted that the bat tle for silver should be continued on the aggressive lines of 1866. He has said that the issue is not dead; that it will assume importance again, and that in the end It will triumph. For that reason he declines to surrender it, and holds that those men who have done so are not democrats, but republicans, and should not be allowed a voice in the councils of the democracy. Now suppose Mr. Bryan should- speak as Mr. Vest has spoken. That Is to say, sup pose he should advise that the demoeracy keep Its record consistent as to bimetalism, and continue to declare for that as against menometalism, leaving the importance of the money issue to future campaigns to be determined by the conditions of the hour. Would that strengthen him In quarters where his Influence has recently been waning? Has he lost ground because of the popular belief that he is a Bourbon on'the money question; that he learns nothing, forgets nothing? That would not satisfy Mr. Vest, because he frankly declares that Mr. Bryan Is not sound on other propositions. And yet on the tariff question Mr. Bryan Is in accord with his party's lifetime position. He favors a tariff for revenue only. His'views as to expansion have been echoed by many of the leading democrats of the country. He insists that United States senators should be elected by a direct vote of the people. His expressions on the subject of govern ment by injunction have not been more pronounced than those of the more emi nent of his followers. As a -matter of fact, therefore, would Mr. Bryan have to do more than make his views on silver square with the opinions of expectant but at pres ent non-assertive bimetalists to recommend himself afresh to many men who- have lately fallen away from him? Mr. Croker's Christmias Greetings. This from New York tells a pretty and suggestive little story: "All the district leaders of Tammany and some of the personal friends of Richard Croker received yesterday Christmas re membrances from the former leader, now at Wantage. The greeting was a pretty Christmas card tied with blue,ribbon. The cover is alorned with embossed leaves of holly. Inside a horseshoe of gold is this in script ion: "'All kind remembrances and beet wishes for a happy Christmas end a bright New Year, from RICHARD CROK.1DR.'" And yet there are people who have per suaded themselves that Mr. Croker has re tired permanently from politics. They-pic ture him to themselves as thoroughly con tented at Wantage, as occupied wholly with his racing stock, his kennels and his dairy, and as quite the philosopher and sage. But beware of the old boss bearing Christmas cards. His heart is still In New York, and I his thoughts are of his old activities and those who helped him win his contests. It Is safe to predict that he Is coming back. and that when he shows himself In his old haunts again there will be a welcome for him from those whom he Is now keeping In mind. General Castro will eheerfully present his share of responsibility for Vennenela's debt to any one who is looking for that kind of a Christmas gift. Few distinguished visitors from abroad I leave behind them remembrances as grate- 1 ful as those which the name of Dr. Lorens will recalL. Now that Tom Johnson of Cleveland has temporarily subsided, Sam Jones of Cleve iand Is making a rush for the center of .the stage. If the price of oil continues to go up a rise in the tallow candle and pine knot j market may be next expected. Marconi has had much better luck with i America than Mascagni. I Presumably, Santa Claus is now engagedg in washing off the soft coal smudges,. New York's 1Perenia Problem. New York is trying to solve the crowded car problem. It is a bad time in one re spect to undertake such a crusade, for there Is probably no power on earth which- would serve to relieve the peeple, in the- mids of the Christmas Justle, of the nuisane of ormwding in the ears. But la asether i sense it is a good time to agitate -for a re form, for the eit is at its height and ,the *"ueings of- the mie05 are 'worse thaw ever beors. Photographa takaa af hmnan. otug, tars em the namanet -artsmea z"u care -hich, are now heing pae e1 the - aimaity- -of *the' -Isgnpeii assa have kale us Aha oM MlQl ubM tabehe sar ameussaema be .without asir.dlster, and tln_ ib mew subway is it epesamait is Miiet % wse what is to he imes for h. i-1 g. rho eat is iraaWt= aan.jie a e IedIned- by -lte as the - .eS M& s eity as New Yo: basgrown to-be. Lat tnd :.aew, it .eells Iw PPIMca ' Sr morthward and WANI h' S OfIA amqa nunicatfon to a few eoutes .. while thos thousands who are 'ormed outward tenm thbis range to seek setter am oa. ire compelled to erasoss oettwo rivers by reStrieted and inadeEuate roetes. Ahort of many hrldes or l..s.ls epenag up L01W isaknd and New Jersey to easy ames ths metr opta n-rusiene l peism. and -conse luently the transportmioan ;obihs, wiR sover be solved with any degrs6 of Marm"* %ence. Not even will the subway now U ler contructlca. achieve- tlat esd, for It is rtnmaed .that there is alrnada-sumelent ravel to keep an the trains -which the sresest subway can hold.slg tuo to the imit of sate headways without caw2ing by :be shiftlag of patronaga aay appreciable alling off in the presure on the surface ines. Two more subways traversing the ength of the island, it I. calculated. Wil ust- about keep pace with the growth of he big city, considering the length of tiun "equired in their construction. Just what he future holds for New York in .this re lard It Is difficult to forecast. The popula :Ion must continue to grow unless all signs mud precedents fall. The process of piing he people tier on tier In sky-scraping apart nents and .office buildings has a physical init which must soon be reached. If car led to that limit it will not permit such a :oncentratinn of the -population -within a somparatively -emani area as to affect their lemand for transportation lines. It Is a arger problem, therefore, than that of giv ng the people more surface cars that con ronts the city rulers and the managers of he transportation 3ines. Colorado. The republicans scored a point in Col rado yesterday by which they will control he lower house of the legltnre. -Tha lemocrats have a safe majority In the ipper house, - and wll organise that body. :t Is the purpose of the republicans, as the eport Zoes, to unseat a number of demo sats In the lower house whose commis ions are. qoetined. In that way they will e able to poll a majority on joist ballot ad elect a member of their party to sue teed Mr. Teller in the United- States Snate rhis program promises a spirited time at )enver, and should it suceeed there, -still nother spirited time here. For In a. mat er of so much importance, and where-the brtunes of so sturdy a fighter as Mr. eller are Involved, It Is safe to assume hat the .contest will be protracted and no means left unemployed by either side. The changes -that occur with the. flight of ime are numerous. For instance, no one eads sarcame about the. Chicago girls' 'hristmas stockings any more. Marcoi. having solved -the problem of rireless telegraphy, may now turn his at ention to the somewhat more urgent fuel tuestion. Colonel Watterson has taken a number if subjects under consideration, but may. n expected to get around to the 400 again n the regular course of events. Spain is watching- the troubles of the owers In America's Latin quarter with aim indifference. SHOOTING STARS. Clear Sailing. "I'm glad Christmas is about over, for ne reason," said the cold-blooded man. "What is that?' "I can now go ahead and buy the things I meed without fear of being overstocked by Ifts from friends." Ideal. "What kind of a Christmas did you aver' asked one boy. "Fine," answered the other; "my presents rere the things that I wanted instead of ing the 'useful gifts' that father and mother -wanted." A Wish. The Christmas tree now gaily hines To cheer -the youthful soul; Oh, if It were but big enough To bold a ton of coal. Up and Downs. "Those people continue to say 'down with he trusts.' " "Yes," answered the billionaire, '-'but Iebenever -we say 'up with priees' we have he best of the argument- as -usual." - -A BeJoIcing. Giristmas day is full of cheer, Johnny's -home from college. Everybody's drawing near To admire his knowledge. Though midst perils life must roam, They are circumvented; We are festing safe at home, Happy and contented. Gratitude with loud acclaim From our Uips Is dropping; John survived the foot bail game And mother's through with shopping. Explains and Confesses. 'rom the Philadelphbia Prees. - The Standard Oil Company Is credited with explaIning that the increase of nearly cents a gallon in the prIce of petroleum * due to the increased demand for oil for meting purposes. That furnishes--no rea on. excepbing the desire of the- company o Increase Its enormous profits. But .lt annot be charged to the tariff. This is ne trust that owes nothing to a protective 1oday. 'rom the Newr York WarM. Christmas comes but once a year, and his is the once. President. as Arbiteg. 'som the Pve,Itees seamL. The press Is almost unasneus in.exprss ng the -hope that President Rloosevelt will Lot be drawn into the Vammesuan debt--el ecting squabbles. Let -Porfrio- Dia b.he: rhiter, says -one-JOurnaL. Let The ar gue eurt-adjudicateg say -st of the-papers. 'rem the Dkeuam Times. Christmas -trees are blooming all over own. Is I som the Oalvest ewom. The season of geod will Is atlau.g II in se asonn of mery-lemaneg- and stesei 0o -nueh-gayety:-and revlrys aew mee t; but, above all, it is a timne of good wIuIg f hopeful and cheerful faces, 1 of ga earts. It has its blessing. One- of the Ireatest of the opportuaities is the eas e learn and to realise fully that It is inese easant to gIve than to receive. - 'tom the CMeage Kems Wanted- leateegrapher:whose San a ingle good prvimeable -west- tdsttute or "whelm- tnlma. - ~se tb iseer s wi Oma ha~. rarmg Isa af ieidte to -et. V1i ther esses If y4u'd always have the ~g~whm bred-bread that is emi i d and main both hddy and brn- in te ms tivestate fyouhoiI always e for quoUty--u ality that is baed otiabsolute puri ty. Retaflea by all gro bos. bd Refs ubstrautes. WyoM.sotal-a Co., Wholesalers of "Ceres" Flour, First Stand bid. Ave. It Brentano's. Books and Stationery. Calendars- at Greatly Reduced Prices lian i. in ewaeet feem and to tine l~ te cf . wmmil..w~A In.u.-. tioo and. Amamaaa:y dltfat; O as. Addrs. Dim,. Book. Plat. Cna.. of Arma and Crest. Die Stampfg sad Bltminatha in o.lod. New Bools Received Daily. BREf9ANO'S, EIAVENTHS AM PN18YLVAlA'AVS., asf D. C. New Fork. rL Chiglp. -i hes' genuine Ho e-mide P liE ,S wil4lddztuch to the holy feasts. Mitiand a}L.the other favorite kipds, 20c. each. -Delicous. .genuinely home ati ruitCake, "'30c. a poun. Iofies' Bakery, ist & E Sfs. 'Phone Fast 864. dela- t! 5 ~ +o2 We handle only' the very best. makes bf OPERA GLASSES W.eUthemat prices youllag~e as most If credit is a convenience we are glad to extend' it. Dr. A. L. HIOOD, ASELEG'.935 Pa. Ave. IMid=W'anter Salle of Imported and Domestie Hats, Toquegynd Bonnets at' .hAlf price. I$25 Hats, $I2.50-$2o Hats, $x0. $15 Hats, $75o-$i0 Hats, $5 Mrs. C. Stiebel,11i13 O St. Owen creates the Cowns that Fashionable Wo men Admire. b000in0.1y:umduet. Bit. sw n.a 423iti.st r..Abdrttloug W tbsi 98i4hi PU r ~SWit3 tSek vores 5urd MKStoeket PETER GROGAN, e-ot Al Wa..go. We Thank You for the busiest Season this Store has Ever known, And wish You a very Merry Christmas. Our Store Will Remain Closed All day Today. PETER OCAlI 817-819-821-823 7thSt., Where Your credit Is alwaysgood. "Ws guarustee brtin .w set.^ -The NewStyle "Station" Wagon is winning lots of favor. * hi* se ct th. t Ite II elme t o seat tbr.. adults i..de. , prices. S. J. Meeks' Sons, .. no1l-t.,th..3m.14 McKnew's "Strictly Reliable Qualities." --Put your Xmas money into a nice coat. We've reduced Ar of our most exclusive novelties in coats-very opportunely for those who would invest the money Santa Claus brought in something wearable and useful. Long Silk Coats. $43.50 Silk Coat..$32-5o $50.oo Silk Coat.... .$40.oo $57.50 'Silk Coat..$48-5o0 $72.50 Silk Coat..$5o-oo $95.0o Silk C.....,$70o.o Velvet Monte.Carlos. -,$2-50, reduced to. $3250 -$4850, reduced to $38-oo -$72-50, reduced to $6o.oo. 78S Vedvet Jacket (Persiln .triu.).S0 '(2)8.00 E1lectrie, Beat Jacket....JO Small lots of . Children's Coats exactly half price. Wni f Maew, WtassInthe Window esle ss *ikseeded. Nat t~It s. Woodward A N D New York-Washington-Paris. closed Thursday, Christmas Day. Following our annual custm, be ginniog: Friday, the twenty-sixth, and continuing until iurther notice, store will close at 5.3D p.m. To Our Public We extend the compliments of the season and acknowledge our grate ful appreciation of a holiday business that has never been equaled in our nearly twenty-three years in Wash ington. The store system has been taxed as never before. It has proved equal to the occasion. The dynamics of organization carry the daily business through, no matter how great. Records of the delivery service have been surpassed by many thou sands of packages. Selling force, delivery force helpers in every branch-more in numbers than ever and thoroughly wel drilled in their duty of pleasant, correct service. We made our plans so thoroughly that we have never done so much business with so little trouble and discomfort. Our people have done their work faithfully and well, and you, the public, have shown us that this is the store you wanted us to make; and that you want to encour -age^us to make it still better. We accept the duty hopefully, be lieving that greater success awaits us if we deserve it. For After=Xmas Shopping. You can see here now so much of fresh and beautiful merchandise that you would not think it possible that so many thousands of dollars' worth had gone out from here into the homes of the people during the past few weeks. Yet, with this vast collection of merchandise, there is just now much of a remnant character left from the phenomenal holiday business. And int order to close out this accumu lation completely, before we enter the New Year, we designate Friday and Saturday, After=Xmas Rmnant -Clearance Days. And, so, if you,have the time and the inclination to -hunt among these leftovers, you wil find the cleanest and,very best gathering of odds and ends,- short- lengths, one-of-a-kind things, and the -like, thate has ever ,been offered here-end-at prices that will psuve very attractive. And while this sale includes Handkerchiefs,. Aprons, Hnsiery, Towels, Books and, other'ethings, amirIhed-ore4uhed frona bundling oiiig dtyes. Ordstamms wi4tora tiunsrk taeineW4 abouat ends,odd sius,s braiewtsgetc of 3Den Goods ilra, Ribons, - Lnana Lae,s Undeswear, Chinaware, Gimare axdhe likpr-highly de ir1 gieddotjass.a.en' pro. .MOSE3SS| ar sr.. CM. 11TE. store Closed Today. A Bargain Room Will Be Ready Tomorrow. -By noon Friday the Mahogany Room will be converted into a bargain room of furniture. -Where there's too much duplicate stock-where there's a line of goods that hasn't moved fast enough-where there are odd pieces in discontinued patterns-throughout the entire line of furniture, the goods will be brought to this room on. the first floor and these goods will be "ticketed" to sell at prices that cannot be matched for like qualities in any house in America. -That's a strong state kent-stronger than we dsually make-but facts won't let us speak in less forcible language. As an idea-23 off Morris - Chairs Friday and Satnr day. They're on the Sd ar. - ra-xo.. a a r. o. I. Hair Goods at Half Price. S. HLLER'S, -8w-em at .. .. r.. -8eay. a Headquarters for Ia Holiday Wet Goods. IHolidayI Hlospital ity SiJlver I Wedding Whiskey, li. terichest, thel 1rarest and the ripest of old rye whiskeys. hhsJ$lqt.$3.5OgaI.~ Colonial """* I Cor.f9thandDSts. 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