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llftfs. The Omaha Daily beej "t'Nl'KLi UY Kl) ARti ROSBW AT hill. VICTOH ItOSKWATKIt, 1SDITOU. The Hard Coal Situation. I A review of the yoar shows that it began with a crippled supply of coal HEB Dl 1LDIXQ, PAIINAM ASU OTI and omnB w,,h rocord.brcnUng "ss mutter. TERMS OK BUllW-'ItlPTlON. Sunday Bee one year tt&O Xatm-dnv Bee. one vear . 1.60 fal'y riee, without Sunday. un year. 4.0J Dally Hce. am! Sunda, one yenr. .. 6.00 DBLIVRRED UT CA1UUBR. F.'venlng and Sunday, per month M Errnlnp. without Sunday, per month. 3ftc Daily Iter. Including Sunday, ncr mo. SRc Daily Bee. without Sunday, per mo... c Address an complaint or irregularities -i neuvcrj- 10 uitv uircuiaiion ueyi. production, with prices mill abnor mally high. About the only encour aging feature Just now Is the steady Increase In the por capita output, 'It looking Backward THE OLD-TIME CHRISTMAS DINNER GRINS AND GROANS. Washington Irving' Description in "Old Christmas." The dinner was nerved tin In the great I riot haunted by iuch association. COMPILED YHOM BEE FILE- DEC. JJ7. 'TjChrlstr Jjf.re of rtKMITTANnEB. rtnn.t by draft, express or postal ord,er, taxable to The He Puhltahlnj; Company, i i.iy 2-cent nampi received in payment f small accounts. Personal checks, ex cept on Omaha and cnttcrn exchange, not r v-'i-pted OFFICKS. lmnha-The Ree building South Omaha- 1318 N street. Pnuncll Muff M North Main street r. ncili as Little building i hit-ago 1W1 Marquette building. Kansas City Reliance building. Vw York-3 West Thirty-third. St Lbuls-402 Frisco building. luhlnston-TSV Fourteenth St., N. W. CORRIJSI'ONDENCE. Communications relating to news and editorial matter should b addressed Omaha Bee. Editorial Department. NOVEMBER CIRCULATION 49,805 State of Nebraska, County of Douglas, s Dwlght Williams, circulation managef of Tho Beo Publishing company, being duly sworn, says that the average dnlll circulation for the month of November. 191?. wasO.MS. DWIOHT WILLIAMS. Circulation Manager Subscribed In my presence and awor.l to before m this 5th day of Decemba ', 1. ROBERT HUNTER. (Seal.) Notary Public. tfuburrlbrm lenTlnar the city temporarily should, hare Tho lire mnllrct to tlii-m. Aildrraa will he chdBKCiI a often ns requested. I'nforttinately tho conBiimer Is not Thirty Yearn Ago yet shnrlng In the benefits of tho un-l Hl """na1'' church was the scene of , a swtii weumng wnicn made Miss Eliza beth If Bodwell, a suiter of Mrs. E. p. preccdented supply. With him It Is a case of "heads I win and talis you lose." Karly In the nutumn ho wan assured that tho only reason for ad vancing prlcos of his winter coal was the shortage In the output, but now that this shortage has boon relieved he goes on paying the high price Just tho snme. In other words, If supplies aro short, or, by artificial means re stricted, thcro Is a differenco In price which nffects tho consumer ad versely, but when conditions become normal, or above normal at the mines, It Is too lato for him to no tice any differenco In tho prico. Somo day tho worm may turn; a country blcsaod with practically Inex haustible supplies of coal, may tire of permitting those In control of the mines to gamble at tho expense of the consumers. Vlnlng of Omaha, the wife of J. R. Bar ton of Boston. Rev. John Williams offi ciated, while the bride was given awny by K. P. Vlnlng, George F, .Mayer play ing the wedding march on the otgan. The bride wore a white satin dress with a court train, trimmed with Spanish lace nd white grosgrnln ribbons. The waist was trimmed very beautifully with Span ish lare, and real orange blossoms from Los Angeles, Cal were worn on her head. The first annual ball or the Union Pa cific band took place at Masonic hall. The master of ceremonies was A. R Touzaltn. Arrangements committee, William I'fleging, Harry Jackson and Philip Boysen! reception committee, Chnrles Ahlqulst and Albert Alnstrom, and floor committee, Ell Dunn, James Hart and .Too Ahlqulst. The work of putting up the electric wlreH has begun under supervision of T. A. Fleming of Now York. Tho Olympic Clymnaslutn club has pur chased the apparatus In the city hall building and tented the room In IJuruka hall. Jack llnnley, tho well-known boxer, has been engaged ns Instructor. Object Lesson for Railway Men. President Mellen's arrogance to ward tho public is held responsible! Members of the police force are nit pro for tho indictment of hlmsolf and two v. . nftnasonie nickei-pinted wins- ,, i, ., , . , ,, , ,-uen, u v-nnsimnn gin. rrom juagc other members of the nllcged Nowl ljfnfickc England railroad trust. The Hallway j Calling cards for New Yenr' printed It's Just like four Sunday's In two weeks. What a lovely tlmo tho Httltan must have under tho mistletoes. Wonder if Undo Sam keeps a card tndox of his ultimatums to Mexico Now that they nro not wanted bo badly, turkeys will probably como down. Do not overlook tho item of care less shopping in reckoning the high cost of living. Still, tho doctor ought to lmvo Johnny around nil right In tlmo to go back to school. Chief of Police Griggs of South Omaha has a rigl.t to bollove him self fully vindicated. Now for thoso mld-wlntor clcar anco saleB for which every, thrifty houeewlfo has been waiting. One Now York suffragolto found a husband walking to Albany, Now, watch the inrush of recruits. Age-Gazctto, a good friend of rail roads and railroad men, says: To get along- with their patrons mono pones must ireul them even moru diplomatically than competing concerns must. And Mr. Mcllen Is exactly not the mnn to do this. uviuouuy Mr. Aieilcn thlnlcs no moro of the public than was roflectcc) In that famous Vandorbllt exclama tlon. Ho Is far behind tho times In this, for tho up-to-date railroad pros idont at least makes n pretense of taking tho peoplo.lnto his confidence and consulting their wishes. Dlplom ncy litis long ago superseded the stu pid old "pcoplo-bo-damned" policy. Tho situation Mr. Mellon has helped to precipitate should, as an ouject lesson, servo tho purpose of still further advancing this safor nnd saner Idea that tho pcoplo who enfranchise nnd support public utili ties Bhould lmvo something to say as to their operation. of Fniluro to teach girls tho rudi ments of Housekeeping 1b not holp ing to solve our economlo problems, H seems , somo ono carelessly throw tho interlocking directorate switch and wrecked tho Mellon special. "Grceco is a llborntor, not a con queror," says tho prime minister. Evidently It Is not a contiuoror, anyway. Whllo progressive (politically, Cal ifornia stands pat on continuing to protect prise fights nnd Mary Gar den's Salome. A strong pull and a long pull and a pu)l altogether tvIU put our million-dollar hotel across tho lino with tho now year. Direct Elcotion of Senators. Senators Ilacon and Smith Georgia havo failed in their attempt to induco congress to withdraw the proposed constitutional amendment for direct election of senators be cause, as they contend, tho proposal was unconstitutional, as It was not adopted by two-thirds of the full membership of tho house. Tho ques tion whether tho organic law re quires two-thirds of tlio full mem bership or two-thirds of a quorum may bo nettled later, In tho moan tlmo tho peoplo demand direct elec tion of senators and congress will proceed to respond, ns far ns it should, to that demand, loaving the democratic bourbons to flguro out now methods of resisting. It scorns to bo a colncldont that tho men now! raising tho cry of constitutional Ir regularity aro among those who havo always fought tho direct election of senators. This country has spoken too plalrtfy on tho subject to bo mtsuudorstood or sot aside now on a pretext. The Happiest Boys. A Chicago youth of 19, blind from j oarly childhood, experienced tho Ben- I nation of restored sight on" Christ- Steel, tho Industrial barometer, mns ovo nnd Bhoutcd wlth n Jov 1)0 t must be all right, or tho United BCarcoy could 0X1,reB8. A sti Pau, States Steel corporation would not ,my who loat hlB loB8 recolvOBtt palr bo raising wnges The charge that Mr. Morgan has no feeling 1b palpably untrue. Ho told a dentist tho other day, "You hurt me like tho dovll." The threat of 150,000 garment workers tq strike is another gentle reminder that tho world has some thing else In it besldo peace and good will. But our lawmakers cannot Insist on drawing Increased pay under that now amendment without accepting the twenty-day limit to tho introduc tion of new bills. Peryone to his calling. Perhaps that's why the personal Injury law yers opposo any automatic plan of certain compensation to workmen for Industlal accidents. Those dirt haulers 'who aro again covering our pavements with the contents of their wagons spilled over or through defective bottoms should be called down harder. President Mellon of the New Eng land railroad monopoly used to havo an expression, "I'll bet my head against a. foot ball." Uncle Sam seems to have called 'the bet. Report Bays Champ Clark ad vised President-elect Wilson that he would never recognize Dry an In tho cabinet. As a distinguished finan cier eays, "You can't unscramble gss." Mr. Morgan sent a $10,000 cheok to a widow washerwoman with thir teen children, with tho note that sho was a fool for having thirteen chil dren. Her too, evidently believes In signs. of artificial limbs for a ChrlBtmas present nnd exclaims that he Is the happiest boy In America, with the richest Christmas gift What a prlcolcss heritage Is an un impaired body with all natural pow ers and faculties Intact! Tint it somotlmo seems to requlro affliction to make us duly appreciative of the blessing. Jlero Is this poor boy, per manently deprived of his natural limbs shouting in ccstacy over the gift of unnatural ones, while thou sands of other boys with two sound legs that bear them swiftly where ever they wish to go, find something to mnko them unhappy, which means ungrateful. What would tho crip pled boy not give for his own feet and legs again? And the lesson 1b uppllcablo to the old as well as tho young. In thn finest style of th art at Festner's, corner Eleventh and Karnam. Twenty Ycaro Aro Tire played havoc with two big build ings on tho northeast comer of Fifteenth nnd Douglas streets. The four-story brick structure occuptfid by 8. A. Or chard's furniture establishment was en tirely gutted and tho flames extended to the Continental block on the corner, destroying two top floors, entailing a total damajfo of JtOO.OM. Chief Oalllgan and his men were fighting another fire In a second-hand store at W0 Bouth Thirteenth street when this alarm was turned In. Charles Celbold, who was so badly frorcn while hunting on Christmas day was facing the amputation of both of his feet and fatal results were feared. District Court Clerk Prank Eu Moores was ngnlh at his post of duty after an Illness of several days. He had been suf fering from tonsllltls. Shorlff Bennett returned from Schuyler with one of two prisoners who had es caped from the county Jail. A delegation of prominent South Omaha citizens made an unsucessful at tempt nt the county board meeting to persuado the board to refund money spent In grading L street between Twentieth nnd Twenty-seventh and ono or two other thoroughfares of that city. Ton Yea I'm Ari Wine n. Allen, a former Omaha real estate and society man and erstwhile nHststnnt surveyor of customs here, dr6ppd Into town from the west, en thuslnstla over the Rocky mountain coun try, his new stamping grounds. Ha was especially breeny In his tributes to Utah and Idaho, Raymond Cllne, 14 years of age, 1319 Leavonworth street, felt from a train at Boulevard avenue and lost his left hand under th wheels. He and several other boys went taking n ride on the train to South Omaha. Harry Morrill, marriage, clerk of the county court house, complained of a slump in tho matrimonial market, yet nlready this month 103 licenses have been Issued, making a total for the year of 1.319. which was only twenty-five fewer thnn the banner year, 1891 , C. J. Greene returned from Washington where hp went to present questions re latins to tho alleged Illegal fencing of government lands. As an attorney Inter ested In ' the case, he said what he wanted to see was a Judicial decision on the question of the cattlemen' right to fence thn land and not so much agita tion. (t was said at Union Pacific head quarters that when the new pension sys tem went Into effect January 1. sixty omployoa would be eligible to participate In Us benefits. People Talked About What shall w do with our would be presidents Is tho question that dis tresses Colonel Watterson and the Brooklyn Eagle. The colonel thinks our Mr. Bryan would make a good nritlBh ambassador, tho Eaglo recommends him fo secretary of agrl rlcultttre, We think he will continue to make a dandy generalissimo of the democratic army. Governor Osborn of Michigan Is celebrating his exit from office by giving away his horseJ and two automobiles so ho may get back to nature as a pedestrian. No, such dilemma ever confronted an outgo ing Nebraska governor. Tunic mi it .fndmurnt. Indianapolis Newt. After tasting one of those "sweated" oranges. Judge Lundls or Chicago or dered eight carloads of tha fnut confis cated. All of which makes one wish thnt .the Judge would taste an artificially I ripened storage egg some UmV The recent discovery that the Gould Shcpard engagement had Its origin In a railroad wreck on a dark night opens up great possibilities for a romance bureau managed by the wrecking crew. Thn government has selected Kenyon Cox to design the new currency which-Is to replace that now In use. ,Tho new bills nre to be only two-thirds th dimensions of the currency In circulation at present. What Is said to be the world's record In Mjuonlo office holding has been es tablished at Scranton, Pa., where K. P. Kingsbury has been Installed as treas urer of Union lodge for the fiftieth time. "The prospects are roseate for the coal operator," remarks a Wall street organ, "while the consumer Is expected to sur vive as he always has survived hereto fore." Rejoice, ye consumers, and keep digging. Mrs. Francis S. Le of Denver Is be ing put forward as a candidate for the speakership of the next Colorado house of representatives. She Is the wife of a police captain and is described as the most popular woman In Denver. Miss Elisabeth Fulton, who I head of the domestic science department of the state normal school of Kansas, blamts the domestic pie for many of the divorce troubles, pje makes men morose, work ing on their nervss. she says, and when they take to eating fruit they will not be half so "mean" and the number of di vorces will decrease. i hall, where the squire always held his Christmas banquet. A biasing, crackling logs had been heaped on to warm th spacious apartment, and the flame went parkllng nnd wreathing up the wide-mouthed chimney. The great plctura of tho Crusader and his white horse had been profusely decorated with greens for tho occasion; and holly and Ivy had like wise been wreathed round the helmet and weapons on the opposite wall, which I understood were he amis of the same warrior. I must own, by the by. I had strong doubts about the authenticity of the painting and armor as having be longed to the Crusader, thoy certainly having the stamp of more recent days; but t was told that the painting had been so considered time out of mind; and that as to the armor. It had been found In a lumber-room, nnd elevated to Its present situation by tho squire, who at once determined It to be the armor of tha family hero; and as he was absolute authority nn all such subjects In his own household, the matter had passed Into current acceptation. A sideboard was set out Just under this chivalrlc trophy, on which was a display of plate that might have vied lt least In variety) with Bel shazzar's parade of the vessels of tho temple; "flagons, cans, cups, beakers, tablets, basins and ewers;" tle gorgeou utensils of good companionship, that had gradually accumulated through many generations of Jovial housekeepers. Be fore these stood tho two Yule candles beaming like two stars of the first mag nitude; other lights were distributed In branches, and the Svhole array glittered like a firmament of silver. Wo were ushered Into this baiiquettlng scene with th sound of mlnatrelsy. the old harper blng seated on a stool be side the fireplace, and twanging his In strument with a vast deal more powir than melndy. Never did Christmas -board display n more goodly and gracious as semblage of countenances. Thoe who were not handsome were, at least, happy; and hspplncss is a rare Improver of your ltnrd-favored visage. 1 always consider nn old English family as well worth studying an a collection of Holbein's por traits or Albert Durer's prints. There Is much antiquarian lore to be acquired, much knowledge of tho physiognomic, of former times. Perhaps it may he from having continually before their eyes thoso rows of old family portraits, with which the mansions of this country aro stocked; certain It Is that the quaint fwitures of antiquity are often most faithfully perpetuated In these anclont lines; nnd I have traced an old family noso through a whole plcturo gallery, legitimately bonded down from genera tion to generation, almost trpm the time of thn Conquest. Something of the kind was to bo observed In the worthy com pany mound me. Many of their face hnd evidently originated In a Gothic ope, and had been merely copied by succeed Ing generation; and thcro waa one little girl In particular, of staid demeanor, with a high Roman nose apA an nntlqua vinegar aspect, who was a'great favorite of the Spulre's, being, as he said, i Bracebrldge over all, and the vey coun terpnrt of one of his nncestors who figured In tho court of Henry VIII. The parson said grace, which was not a short familiar one, aucti as Is com monly addressed to the dlcty In these un ceremonious daysibut a long, courtly, well-worded one of thu ancient school, Thero was now a pause, as If something was expected; when suddenly the butler entered the hall with some degree of hustle; he was attended by a servant on each side with a large wax-light, and lxre a sliver dish on which wfls nn onormous pig's head decorated with rose mary, with n lemon In Its mouth, which was placed with great formality at tjie heal of the table. The moment this and who was always more taken up with the Boy Tho coal man sal he can't let you haVc any more coal until you've paid the bill you owe him. Harduppe You go back and tell him text than the sentiment, objected to th ' ,.V" H,'"?8.mLl.0.2.rc"e,1" Oxonian's version of the euro:, which he Transcript. affirmed was different from that sung at college. He went on with the dry perse- . W"'1 ""BRcst giving our new mayor vcrancc of a commentator to give XW.?. nYw"' college reading, accompanied by sundry 1 council. annotations, addressing himself at first "Make It two cheers." suggested Hlrnm pageant made Its appearance, the harper struck up a flourish; nt the conclusion of which the young Oxonian, on receiv ing n hint from the squire, gave with an air of thn most comic gravity, an old carol, the first verse of which was as follows: Caput apr! defero Reddens laudes Domino, The boar's head In hand bring I, J Ith garlands gay and rosemary, I pray you all synge merrily Qui eatls In convlvlo. Though prepared to witness many of theso little eccentricities, from being ap prised or thn peculiar hobby of mine host. yet, I confess, the parade with which so odd a dish was introduced somewhat ner plexed me, until I gathered from the con versation of the equlre and the parson that It was meant to represent tho bring ing in or a boar head, a dish formerly sorved up with mtioli ceremony an the sound of minstrelsy and song at great tablets on Christmas day. I like the old custom." said the squire. "not merely because It is stately awJ Pleasing In Itself, but because It was ob served nt the College of Oxford, at which I was educated. When I hear the old song chanted, It brines to mind the time when I was young and gamesome and the noble old college hall and my fellow students loitering about In their black gowns, many of whom, poor lads, are now In their grave!" The parson, however, wnose mind was to tho company nt latge! but finding their attention gradually diverted to other talk and other subjects, he lowered Ids tone as his number of auditors diminished, until he concluded his tenwks In an.un decVolco to a fat-headed Old gentleman next him, who wns silently engaged in the discussion of a huge plateful of turkey. The tAble was literally loaded with good cheer and presented an epitome of coun try abundance In this season of overflow ing lardnrs. A distinguished post was al lotted to "ancient sirloin," as mine host termed it: being, as he added, "th standard of old English hospitality, nnd a Joint of goodly presence, and full of ex poctatlon." There were several dishes quaintly decorated and which had evi dently something traditionary In their embellishments, but about which, as 1 did not like to appear over-curious, I nked no questions. I could not, however, but notice a pic. magnificently decorated with peacock feathers In Imitation of the tall of that bird, which overshadowed a considerable tiact of tho table. This the squire con fessed, with some little hesitation, was a pheasant pie, though a peacock pie was certainly the most authentlcal; but there had been such a mortality among the peacocks this neason that he could not prevail upon himself to have one killed. It would be tedious, perhaps, to my Wiser readers, who may not have that foolish fondness for odd and obsolete things to which 1 am a little given, were I to mention the other makeshifts of thU worthy old humorist, by which he was endeavoring to follow up, though at hum ble distance, the quaint customs af an-; tlqulty. I was pleased, however, to see the respect shown to hi whims by his children nnd relatives; vjho. Indeed, en tered readily Into the full spirit of them! and seemed all well versed In their parts, having doubtless been present at many a rehearsal. I was amused, too, at the air of profound gravity with which the but ler and othor servants executed the duties assigned them, however eccentric. Thby had an old-fashioned look: having. I for the most port been brought up In the household, and grown Into keeping with the antiquated mansion, and the humors of Its lord; and most probably looked upon all his whimsical regulations as the established laws of honorable house keeping. Waffle. "Remember, we nro pledged to economy all along the line." Louisville Courier-Journal. time- "That server." He seemed pendent. "Ho may be too. "How could he be?" "He's a clockmnker."-'iiftltimoio American. man Is nothing but to mo to be' Very hide that nnd a tlmceror thing sweet, did he. The dear fellow! What wns It? Marie I don't think 1 should tell you Maud-Oh, do. I Insist! Marie Well, he referred to you as "thp human marshmallow." You certainly had laid the powder on thick, dear. Boston Transcript. "Walter, you can take these eggs back to the cook." "Yes. sir. Anything else?" "Yes! you might tske him also the as surances of my distinguished consider ation and ask him If he thinks he Is feed ing a Digger Indian." Chicago Tribune. "How do you manage to pick out a present to suit your wife?" "I go to a store that she tells me of." "ct." ",. m nsk for a cletk whose name sli Sl D'p." "Well?" "And the cleik always hus something suitable put aside." Louisville Courier Journal. THE DAY AFTER. men will out your Upgardsoti -Som e throat for 75 cents. Atom en, and some won't. Tho sur geon that opened my windpipe once and took out n frattnifnt of chicken bone charged ine $?. Chicago Tribune. Bud What's the difference between an ordinary co-cd and r college widow?" Woiser-Onp stays four year? and the other stnvs for years. "-The Plren. "Talk about your long hours. 1 know a couple of hands In a factory that never stop day or night all the year round." "lmnnftalhtnt lUViAra?" "On the factory clock. 'Boston Trans- enpt. "That man has given up ills experi ments In the way of perpetual motion." "Yes," replied Senator Sorchum. "He Is now dvotlng his peculiar talents to nn entirely different llnp of research. He is trying to discover somo method of re. Baltimore American. The stockings nil arc empty and the brand new toys broke, The Christmas tree's a bit. the worse for wear. Good Santa t-'laus has vanished for an other year, at least. And his pocketbook Is making papa swear. The ooctors arc quite busy making flying calls about, For Willie and poor Mamie have a pain, But had such fun that in despite of sub sequent events. They'd like to have It over all again. The turkey stuffed nnd roasted and the. toothsome big mince pie That made one feel serene and satisfied, When 'round about the laden board tlio happy family sat. Till none could cat more Rood tilings If they tried, Have taken aire revenge, and since last night the folks look pale, And efforts jto feel chipper .are quite vain, vising the tariff that will make things 1?ut the feeling of that dinner was cheaper to the consumer nnd at the same n good a one. We all would tat It every bit again. time Incrt-uso the urnflta to Mm nroduppr.' Washinuton Star i Thnt Is the trouble with good times 1 i you have to pay for them, But then they're worth enjoying wnua drur. She When wc nre married, must nave three servants. He Certainly, darllnc. But trv to keen each one ns long n possible. St. Louis Fost-DlBpatch. . "Father." said the small boy, "what Is meant by the 'pork barrel' In politics?" "The pork barrel, my son. Is nn imagi nary receptacle supposed to have pork as a completed product Inside with a cannibalistic assemblage of the raw ma terial on the outside." Washington Star. Maud Po Jack compared me with some- When the cloth was removed the butler brought In a huge silver vessel of rare and curious workmanship, which he p'laced before the squire. Its appearance was hallod with acclamation; being the Wassail bowl, so renowned in Christinas festivity. The contents hnd been prepared by tho squire himself; tor It was a bev erage in the skillful mixture of which he particularly prided himself; alleging that it was too abstruse and complex for the comprehension of an ordinary servant It was a potation, Indeed, that might well make the heart of a toper leap within htm; being composed of the richest and raetest wines, highly spiced apd sweetened, with roasted apples bobbing about the surface. Tho old gentleman's countenance beamed with a serene look of Indwelling dslight as he stirred this mlghtly bowl. Having raised It to his lips, with a hearty wlah of a merry Christmas to nil present, he sent It brimming round the board, for every one to follow his example, accord Ing to the primitive style; pronouncing It "the ancient fountain of good feeling, where all hearts met together." There was much laughing and rallying os the honest emblem of Christmas Jo viality circulated, and was kissed rathet coyly by the ladles. When It reached Master Simons he raised It In both hand)-, and with the air of n boon companion struck up an old Wassail chanson: The browne bowle, Tho merry browne bowle, As It goes round about-a. Fill, Still, It the world say what It will, And drink your fill all out-a. The deep canne. The merry deep canne. As thou dost freely quaff-a Slnr. Fllnr. Be as merry e a king, And sound a lusty laugh-a. The dinner time passed away in this flow of Innocent hilarity; and though the old ha may have resounded in Ita time Ith many a scene of broader rout and revel, yet I doubt whether it ever wit nessed more honest and genuine enjoy ment. How easy it is for one benevolent being to diffuse pleasure around him: and bow truly Is a, kind heart a fountain i of gladness, making everything In its vl- , clnlty to freshen Into smiles! The Joy ous disposition of the worthy squire was perfectly contagious; lie was happy him self, and disposed to make all the world happy; and the little eccentricities of his humor did but season. In a manner, the sweetness of his philanthropy. EDITORIAL SNAPSHOTS. .Matt-hlnar Rxtrasrnaniner, New Tork World. Admitting that the country, as General Leonard Wood saya, pays more for auto mobile tires than for the upkeep of the navy, does the one form of national ex traairance Justify the expenditure of more money for (he othsrT I'ood niitu, Prlrr lAvril, New York World. The fact that 11? carloads of cabbagra were allowed to rot tn Pittsburgh while the market yrlce to consumers was the Mftheat ever known ia good evidence that Waahlngton Post: It's a curious thing how a woman can be perfectly comfort able tn kid slippers and splderweb stock Inr if only she has & nice, warm muff. Houston Post:' The president-elect says ! since he has been in politics he has found Increased temptation to profanity. A very human discovery that. The lips of the most pious of us must occasionally emit a slxallng, white-hot damn. Indianapolis News: To escape the high cost of living a Gary young man burrowed a hole In the sand of the dunes, and took up his abode' In It. This suggests that he whole country might decrease the high cost of living If It Just had the sand. , Houston Post. They are hinting at a progressive reorganisation of the senate and a walloping of the ao-onlled reaction aries. It is a beautiful prograht for a body that la tied between the parties and relying on the vice president for the de ciding vote. New York World: According to the commissioner of labor It ts almost lm poratble to enforce the clUld-labor and woman-labor laws In canning towns, be cause the people are opposed and Juries refuse to convict. Still, It Is worth while to keep oi trying. There Is such a thing aa educating a community "money trust" can be embodied In one man, Mr, Morgan Is It. IBs bodyguard on the trip to Washington coulstcd of lawyers de luxe, e'ach of whom Is capable of earning J100.000 fees. They surrounded him as the old guard did Napoleon. New York Sun Those two sisters In the Jersey City Catholic Home for the Blind who calmly led to safety some twenty blind, aged folks and twenty-five blind children when a fire was discovered there early Wednesday morning un doubtedly prefer to havo nothing said about It. Their lives are a devotion and n heroism. Still you see the picture, tht sisters waking up and wrapping up Un sleeping children, the old blind priest saying mass to his little congregation of old and btlnd. "Crime" and "vice" are In everybody's mouth nowadays. Yet how full tile world Is of generous spirits, of kindly deeds, of modest self-aacriflce, of fruitful helpfulness. Boston Transcript: Another addition to the high cost of living la a rise of SO per cent or more in the price of gasoline, due. say the Standard Oil people, tn the law of supply and demand, the former being less and the latter greater by S3 per cent thnn a year ago. This Is probably aa good an explanation as any other ao long aa we have only their word for it. which no one is obliged to nelleve and very few will. As long aa they have the power to fix and main tain these exorbitant prices, what right New York World: Eight governors hae agreed to Join In a movement to sup- j has th public to ask for their reasons? lrr. sunuiinr.. wnai aooui a gentle- it ts as Impudent as wit Arthur On nam. when ho applied at th drcumlocu tho continuance of high prices I not I man's agreement amonr thmlu tn irhntK. 4... .1. . j . . . ... .. - .. - ' . . , wnwnniK!. i rm reairici in use or the pardoning power? tion office and "actually wanted to know Oi the nutout t vC Soi4nflelA - '"eat. .far - i,e'yen kni ihev last: So It Is wiser Just to take the present when it comes, And not think what 'twill feel like when It's post. . Perhaps the wise and prudent will dis pense with present Joys, And shun bright nights with mornings cold nnd gray, But thon they miss a lot of fun who al ways look ahead. Let good times go for fear of them next day. :.V-.- LS'l5?,N icial dale of "Sunkbt" iOranges Notascedin"Sunkist. 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