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N an-Iiitci'tiiial nnoinuly, a beautiful build
ItiK luillL from Bcrup iiiiitorlul, lu tho pro
duct of thn Konltm, energy and Inspiration
of an Oinuliu clergyman. When completed
thu Klrnt (Jerman I'rcabyterlun elittrcli will
preaunt an edlllco of stulilu and rilgnlllcd
beauty, yet all thu material that Kea Into
IIh coiiBlriietlon Is dlHCiirded Junk j;atbered
from every avallablo nourcu. It rupruHUUta
what can bo aecompllHlied by a few ear
nest, hard-workliiB min under the leader
nlilp of. a pryucber full of uutlitiHhunn and
When liu first went to Omaha,
year,? uro, Rev. JiiIIuh. F. Schwnrz
determined that lls ctngroKiilln
nhould have a new ulmrr.li Trie fact that the mem;
LerH numbered onlxi00, nniKtho wholo property of
khe corporation was qUoui ?TuO00 trpubletl him not1
nt nil, and ho besan to build yJtU aB,;miqh. faith: as";
bf he Intel the riches of 'Solomon Ills plnnwOB ,to
knl her everywhere, tvhenever ha couli)', nil :(1i9-vdtd ,
iut HtrotiR timbers, nil tio Iron Junlfaviillnble Irr
telriicturnl uho all the IodSo and IrregUlar stoimaria
kill the uenerallv discarded building mntorlals .that
i . . '. " . . .. ..' ..". . .
rnuiu ue rounn in utnaim nnu irpm
them to build a church, ,H"wnB not to
Tie u njenn nnd ugly house of worship,
luit a well-equipped, well arranged,
'ample meeting plnco for hlB people.
lie has now extended It to include
nn 11-room houso for IiIb own fntniiy
nnd the wholo property would have
cost $30,000 If It had been built 'by
contract. As built by rteV. M,r.
Kchwars and his fellow laborers It
will cost less than $25,000. 1'hu' other
tjir.,000 has been saved to his people
W the persevernncc, enorgy and In
Keuulty of the pastor.
The llrHt chnrgo that Mr. 8cliwnrz
tuok when ho left tho theological
neinlnnry was at ConnorBvllle, Ind.
For clx years he remnlned there nnd
was railed to Omnha three years ago
on n recommendation from one of his
Instructors In the theological school
At that time the First German
Presbyterian was n small framo
church As soon nn the new pastor
ciime ho announced Hint the church
was too small To build a church
with a membership of CO seemed out
of (he intention to nil hut the pastor,
jlle thought ho know a way and he
'net about It with almost no support,
'at (lrst, from the others
For a year ho sought for n nultablo
location and finally purchased the lot
the new church Is nu Tor $1,800.
(When he bought this tract tho fund
which he drew from amounted to $57.
Hid first movo was to sell the old
kchurcb for $1,850. As soon as tho lot
wns pnld for ho shouldered n spade,
nnd replacing bin ministerial dignity
"with a grim and offectlvo energy ho
began to dig The tlrst thing thnt n
church needed wan a foundation lie
had no money, but he could make
thp foundation hlmsolf. and that
would be one stop toward It.
1 JIo asked for contributions from
friends outside of Omnha and waited
for his own people to contribute vol
untarily. The dollnrs enme slowly,
but I hey enmo with sufllclent steadi
ness to assure him that he could
annke a few purchases for n start
While walking on the street one dav
he saw that in repairing the street
the old curbs were being taken up
"There are good blocks," said the
pastor-builder, and he bargained with
tho contractor to tnke them off his
hands. That stone went Into the
His next lot of material came
when tho wall that supported the
yard of tho old Rosewater residence
wns to be torn down. Men hired by
Mr. Scuwari did the work nn.i m...
bnscment, and after that tliG monoy
will come In faster. In tho meantituo
tho minister Is jwatclilng overywliero
for anything that will mako his
church moro commodious or his homo
"The reason for my doing all this,"
said Ilov. Mr. Schwarz, as he laid
aside tho tools with which ho was
helping tho workmen, "Is that I be
lovo thnt right here in tho best flold
for work among the Ocrmaua that
there Is In all thu northwest. My
life occupation Is missionary work
among my German pcoplo and tho
only reason why I want to stay horo
and put up thin big church for my
small congregation Is bocauso from
here I can reach so many Gormans. I
was born uu American, but camo
from German parents nnd am thor
oughly German in thought and feel
ing. When I decided to bocomo n
minister I saw that tho greatest nood
was nmong my own peoplo, so I
studlpd at a German seminary. My
ORIENTAL SERVANT A JEWEL
CdiPice Qemsf Erected by.
Rev. Julius F. Schwarz.
brick nnd stono wan taken out and n. i . .,
walls that were gradually ris L" ,.P " ,ul. th?
dimensions and has
11 due rooms'.
On the front of
the church will be
a tower which will
tin Just as high and
substantial an It
can bo made from
what Is left of tho
stono after tho rest
of the structure Is
The plans for all
of It were sketched
by tho Rev. Mr.
Schwarz and mndo
exact by an archi
tect There are no
spcclllcatlons in use
Tho plans are fol
lowed not by get
ting material to lit
them, but by con
forming them ns
nearly ns possible
to material that can
bo cheaply bought.
The work went
slowlv. because Mr
AW Ground Ability of the Indispens
able "Boy" In India Is Something
to Wonder At.
In these days of loud walling nbottt
tho haughty domestic, exorbitant
wagon and small returns It Is soothing
to recall the efficiency nnd submissive
feorvlco of thu oriental servant.
In India the Indispensable "boy"
does everything "boy" being a gen
eric name rcgntdloss of age or native
dignity receiving in remuneration the
equivalent of $12 to $11 a month at the
mo3t He buys your railroad tickets
chocks your luggage, settles tho clam
ora of luggage coolies, gives your tlpt
nnd Bhoos nway the hordes of beggars
telegraphs to hotels for your room
and takes care of them when you got
there, makea the bed, brings tho af
lornoon tea, stnnds beside your chali
nt rithlb and serves you, brings youi
account when you leave and wranglet
for you over Its Inevitable extortions
At the dak bungalows . ho forages
for your menla and, If nccessnry,
cooka them. He produces washmen,
sowing men and all sorts of dealers In
ovory thing lu demnnd. Hu make's up
jour bed on sleeping cars and replen
ishes your aupply of Ice" and soda. He
runs your errands, cleans yodr boots
and hats, darns youi--HtocMngs and
mends your elotlvs; t
When you walk itbroud, he attends
you nnd directs you "t"6"tho bazarw
where you will be robbed least, recefv
ing Ills commission lator from ah up
jTeclative proprietor.' "', ; (1,
For c'very ce'nf 'Intrusted. to Wrnjfor
general expondjturp he renders an .ac
count, .and though he 'doubtless ro'bu
you gently ho docs not let others 'do
It (an1 It Is distinctly advantageous to
be rdbbed by one person rather thnn u
Ho Is silent and noiseless, salaams
whenever you speak to him, and
never enters your presence with hlrt
shoes on or bis turban off.
And, finally, his multifarious day
ended, he wraps himself in his shawl
and sleeps across your threshold.
7 """ m the church
tnree days' uorlr
upfinn to con
with teams in
site Some of
tribute two or
The south steps from the ni.i i,ii . .
building followed and Uo ," l ' f, ' ..
table" on both sides of the cur Jjt ( ho
building The parsonage end was hel g'id d
from the stone that could ho picked up o .
stone yards for small expense ami come "
into suitable blocks.
An opportunity came to' the builders whon the
driyoway was con&tructctd leading down to the
Union station on the north side. nPro was
bought 15.000 feet of lumber that had been used
in scaffolding and a carload of fine red sandstone
was purchased for $20 When, a few weeks later
u contractor offered Mr Schwau $70 for that
Btimo carload of red Mono because he needed It
to fill a contract In a hurry, the minister gine
up his material and added $50 clear to tho fund.
This was the only enterprise for profit that was
entered into for the benefit of tho cause, except
u little deal in lead pipe which the minister had
with a prominent fraternal order. He bought
Borne old lead fiom the lodge for $1 50 and s-old
it for $15 to a junk dealor
All winter long he has been haunting the repnlr
gntigB about the streets, visiting stone yards and
junk heaps and adding to the pile of materials
that Is being made Into a building by his men.
One of his biggest and most proutnhle tlnds was
a pair of iron pillars In excellent condition which
ho bought from tho street railway company for
tbelr price as old Iron. The street railway com
pany also furnished him with the moat novel use
of old material In the wholo building, which Is
tho making of rafters out of old steel tails. The
rails are moro than strong enough nnd were
bought for thn price of junk.
Tho church, which consists of n basement
with u beautiful ltreplnco, and ,mj. auditorium
which will seat 300, mensuros 44x71! foot. Tho
roof oxtonds back over tho parsonage, making rt
u full three stories high, with ono room in the
Attic. Tho house part ts ZtxSO feot lu ground
Hehwnrz could not afford to put on n large force
ot men. His foteman. Fred Slather. Is a Gerpian
stone mason. The wages of the men are the ono
debt which Mr Schwatz does not Intend to neg
lect and bis men are paid eery Saturday as If
they were working for a wealthy contractor who
had thousands to back his operations To do thU
the builder has bad to rely upon tho kludtuss of
his other ci editors, who have helped the cause
by not preiilng their claims.
That $11,000 that has already been put Into the
work was gathered mostly from the coiitiibutlous
of friends nil over the country. Other pastors
have taken up benefit collections, a friend lu In
diana sent $200, and tho congregation has con
tributed far beyond what might he expected from
their means. Mr Schwiuv. made a house-to-house
ciunpalgn of four dajs down lu Riley. Kan., anil
raised $200 In that way One of the church trus
tees, who declared when tho project was begun
that he would not do anything to aid It, has al
ready given $100. and others have given $100 nnd'
$200 contributions. Churches bavo promised
contributions that will piobably average $23 each
and hcvqrnl hundred dollars more Is expected
from that source
"If I just had $0,000 moro I could finish It."
says tho minister, and lie seems not to lack faith
that tho $0,000 will come as It Is needed.
Mr; Schwarz's unique undertaking lins nttract.
ed considerable attention and promises of finan
cial assistance have come In from various. parts
of the country. Thoso donations to n mosj. wor
thy cause aro for the most part In' small amounts,
hut are none tho less appreciated Jy Uin. eiie'r
gctlc pastor aiid tho oucou.rngemv.ut thus re
ceived has had no little part -In helping along the
good work. Rov. Bchwar. ban announced that till
outsldo contributions. will be gratefully received
mid promptly, acknowledged;
, The biggest addition to tho fund that luttf
ftiinwi on fno.iKAa .llu ') rflA ctt ttfm tirtllliii? t rn'
,lflltU 0J 11 'HUD AlUU f kUWV fW I Wilt iV., lltU
did parsnungc, which the.. pastor, adyjscd air Boon
as, ho saw tho possibility of.jj)akUltf..a;- liWo for
hliuself as a part of tfio now building.' It Is be
lieved Uiat enough moro can easily bo raised to
put on a roof bo that services can bu held in the
position makes It possible for mo to reach many
who nro In need of help nnd many who are stran
gers and I want to stay here and mnke my work
effective In helping tho German citizens In this
It Is Tifcnuso of this sincere deslro to be of help
to hl.i church that Mr. Schwarz has labored with
his hands and brain to build the new church It
has arisen out of what seemed to be Insurmount
able dllllcultlon. Not only the cornerstone, but
every stone In It was once refused by the builders,
but when it In tlnished there will bo no fault found
with its smooth, gray walls, Its modern equipment
and Its generous dimensions
In connection with his pastoral nnd building
work Rev. Mr. Schwarz devoton nine hours a
week to teaching In the University of Omaha,
where ho has charge of the German classes. He
H also stated clerk of tho presbytery of Omuhn,
and the compensation received from thin additional
work be considers provident inl In that It helps to
secure him sulllcicnt salary to bring bis work to
a self-supporting basis.
Rev Schwarz' father was a practicing physician
In Franklin county, Mo Hu hailed from Heidel
berg. Uatlen, Germany.
Rev Schwarz was left an orphan at tho ago
of 11 months. Ho wns taken Into tho homo of a
kind-hearted couple who had nlready raised eight
children of their own
As a ti Unite to the meinoiy of his fostei par
ents and as u token of appreciation of the kind
iie.is received at their hands, the church parsonage
has been turned into a sort of a home for the
1 1 (endless and a refuge for tho destitute. Many
lave partaken of the parson's hospitality until
work or other assistance had been offered. Should
tlit.-. soit of hospitality require more space. It Is
p-js.-dble that an old people's home may bo estab
lished after the financial obligations of the new
cN.rch edltlco havo been met.
SCIENCE AND FAITH
Is It true thnt the greater the knowledgo tho
li'H the religious Interest? Ate these two persons,
the man whoso yeal tor religion Is equaled by his
blgutry and Ignorance and the other in whom sci
entific study has dwarfed spiritual sensibility, fair
types by which to judge the relations of religion
Is Intelligence incompatible with real piety?
Will the growth of knowledge bring about tho dis
solution of lellglon? Is the life of religious aspl
rations and feelings out of dntu lu a scientific ago
such as wu aro constantly reminded this one Is
today? Science lins overcome superstition; Is
faith so bound up with, superstition that It, too,
We can be biire of one thing, at least; that, no
matter what our feelings,' theories or Ideals may,
be, wo cannot 'turn our' bucuV on tho great world
of fact ub It In laid beToro nn.' The Jnith that flghtB
facts Is committing suicide.' Appeals to our fears
cannot to-day mnke tho flicks' less real t,o t)B nnd
we know that by .them wo will have to stand or
fall. i .,
If you stop to think about l.t there Is a striking,
KicrniflHiricri In the fnt that "tills nuelitlon haa
: ArlsonJ In therf? a jolbiiirjlho-'IntellgentldU'
oated.' screnriffc" iiijnij?.,, 4t wiRestB another ,qu(A'
" .tloty. 'I'aiil iitly"'6tljea:. liijnd. .fully mnpreheud' tho"
Here's a Tongue-Twister.
Grenvllle Kleiner, Instructor of the
Public Speaking Club of America,
whoso headquarters Is at the West
side Y. M. C. A. In New York, defies
anybody to repeat accurately fiom
memory the following tongue-twister:
Ksuu Wod sawed wood. Ksuti Wood
would nnw 'wood. All the wood Ksau
Wood saw F.hiui Wood would saw. In
other words, all the wood Hanu saw to
saw Ksau sought to saw. Oh, the
wood Wood would suw! And, Oh, the
wood saw with which Wood would
saw wood! Mut one day Wood's wood
saw would saw no wood and thus the
wood Wood sawed was not the wood
Wood would saw If Wood's saw would
saw wood. Now. Wood would saw
wood with a wood saw that would saw
wood, so tCsau sought a saw that
would saw wood. One duy Ksau saw
a saw saw wood as no other wood
saw Wood saw. In fact, of all the
wood-saws Wood ever saw saw wood.
Wood never savv a wood-saw that
would saw wood as the wood-saw
Wood saw saw wood, and I never saw
a wood-saw that would saw as the
wood-saw Wood bsiw would savv until
I saw Ksuu Wood saw wood with the
wood-saw Wood saw saw wood. Now
Wood saws wood with the wood-saw
Wood savv saw wood.
Mr. Klelser was lornierly a member
of the Yale faculty.
'and meaning of religion? Tho unthinking
cling to customs, traditions uud forms that aro the
vestiges ot truth. Thu trained mind distinguishes
between the gurmont.s of truth and truth Itaolf.
Paul on the Grace
Sundiy School Unon for Dec. 5, 1909
Specially Arraneed for This Papar
Jay Gould and the Physician.
A case of resemblance thnt both
ered New Yorkers for years wan that
of .lay Gould, the millionaire railroad
magnate, and his Innocent double, a
New York phvslclnn. The physician
wan taking a stroll one morning at an
American winter resort, when he was
contionted In the path by a dwarfish,
svvarth, wien-1'aced man wearing a
blown check suit.
Mr. Gould, I believe?" the physi
Gould stared nt his 'counterfeit pre
sentment " "I am not quite sure that
I mil," he exclaimed. "I wish you
wouldn't wear clothes like mine."
"Shave olf your beard, and 1 won't!"
snapped the physician.
These men wore for yearn constant
ly mistaken foi each other, and If the
physician had not been honest Gould
might well have feared for his mil
lions, lor the phyhlclan might have
presented himself almost anywhere as
Gould and inlsed on his luce" almost
auv sum of money. Sunday Magazine
ot the rittsburg Dispatch.
The Number Thirteen.
Does the number 111 Influence a en
leer In the army? Is u question naked
by a Paris contemporary, Impelled by
tho fact that M. Oiidln appears thir
teenth In the navy list at St. Cyr. He
hau just been gazotted as a sublieu
tenant In a cavalry regiment, de
clares the London Globe. Thirteen Is
not looked upon as an unlucky .num
ber at St. Cyr, for nmong those who
hnve stood thirteenth In the list nro
Marshal MacMnhon In 1S.25. Gen.
llourbaki held tho same place nine
yenrs later. Gen. l.avcaucoiipet, one
of the 'heroes nt Melzln 1870, wns an
other III Among the living generals
ts Gen nalloud, who left In 1808, and
has since hail a brilliant career. .,, .
No Match fo Her.' '
"Ah'" he lightly crkrl, "I eatinot
give, you tho key tp my mind."
She sullied till, tho. tips or her
pc.lrly teoth fretted her ripe, red lip.
' ''Why 'should there Ktt any key to
ynur-nilrid'?" 'she gently asked ".D6
men put lockB on empty storerooms?"
Seeing thnt ho was no match for
nor In trenchant badinage he strolled
L.KSSON Ti:.T -2 Cor S:Mfi. Memory
UOI.DKN TKXT.-"UrinPiiitipr tint
wonts of the Lord Jesus, how he sulil,
It Is more blended to give than in ru
eclve." Acts ai ST..
Suggestion and Practical Thought.
The Grace of Giving. Its Hlussed
nesa and Principles.
1. The Immediate Object. The Col
lection for the Poor Disciples of the
Mothehr Chruch lu Jerusalem. The
llrat thing In giving In n heart to give;
thcju'xt is an object that needs our
gifts. This nlso kindles our heart's
desire to give. The object which
called out the many wise procoptn
which Paul wrote to the Coritfthlahs,
wan the need of the poor disciples at
.leiusnlem. This object as n motive
was greatly strengthened by the fact
thnt by these glfta the members of
the church nt .lerusnlem would be ,
bound closer to the Gentile Christians
through this expression of love and
sympathy; and this new bond ,wus
needed because there was no small
danger of rupture.
The Gentile Christians were Hying '.'
In rich commercial centers, and while
few were of the wenlthy class,. all had
much more pioney In circulation than
the Christian JeWa al Jerusalem.
' Why the Jewish Christians Needed
lTy.lp. (1) The Christiana were, as a
rule, from the poorer classes. (2) The-
opposition to them aa Christians made
It difficult for them to obtain work for
II. The Privilege of Giving Vs. I.
2. I. We do to you to-wlt. R. V.. "We
make known to you." "Cause you to
know" the grace of God, the favor,
tbu privilege, the expression of loving
kindness, the good will, beautiful, de
lightful, nnd producing In thorn the
graces of the Christian life, bestowed
on the churches of Macedonia, espe
cially the church at Phlllppl, who re
peatedly sent donations to Paul to
help him In his work.
2. The nbundnnce of their joy. In
the next chapter we have a most In
teresting expiesslon, "God loveth a
cheerful giver," he loves such a one
because he Is a man after God's own
heart, In perfect sympathy and har
mony with him.
III. Giving Out of Poverty and Af
fliction V. 2 This abundance of Joy
abounded unto the itches of their lib
erality. "It Is worth remarking that
nowheie, save In 1 Tim. G: 17, does
St. Paul use the word riches of ma
terial, but with that one exception,
solely ol moral or spiritual wealth.
IV. The Kxample of Phlllppl Wan
a Help to Corinth. Vs :i. 4, (. The
PhlHpplans were very generous, they
gave even too much, freely without
pci'Munslnii on the part of Paul. In his
gospel of wealth. Mr. Carnegie says
"No one Is entitled to recommend
these doctrines who is not engaged in
acting upon them "
V. The Souice of Generous Giving
V. 5. They did, not as we hoded. ot
expected, but lar beyond our expecta
tlous. Rut tlrst, that in, first lu I in
"What St. Paul says Is virtuallj
this: 'We expected little from people
no poor, but by God's will they literal
ly put tlfeinselves nt the service of the
Lord, In the Hi at instance, and of us
as his administrators. They said tc
us, to our amazement and Joy, "We
are Christ's, and yours after him, to
command In tills matter.
VI. Completing the Cricle of Vir- '
tues. V 7. As ye abound in every
thing, all the other virtues, see that ye
abound in this grace also. Thin must
be done in order to make their char
acter perfect. 13 very virtue omitted
or lessened Injures the whole charac
ter, uud diminishes the influence of
VII. The Example of Christ. V. 9.
"Ye know the grace," the loving favor,
of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though
he was rich, aa the eternal Son of God
in heaven, before he camo to earth
"Yet for your sakes he becamo poor"
"Thin means Infinitely more than ab
stinence from mnteiial good while on
eaith. For riches denotes, not actual
enjoyment of the things possessed, but
control ovei things needful or pleas
ant to us"
VIII. The Will for the Deed V. 12.
If there bo first a willing mind, r. v ,
"If the leadlness is there" A dispo
sition to give, a heart that Is ready
lor sell-denials What God wants Is
a right soul, a right character, a lov
ing heart, and ho does not measure or
icwaid It according to Its ineann of
expressing itrell. It. the willing mind,
or the gift, Is ncceptcd. r. v., "accept
able," according to that a man hath.
etc. A delightful principle, worthy of
him who "loveth a cheerful glvor"
(2 Cor H:7). that the acceptability of
all our offerings depends not on the
amount given hut on the proportion
which it bears to our means (comp.
Ex. 25:2; 115:5; 1 Chroh. 20:9).
Srhnff. This sentiment the Saviour
expressly stated and defended In tho
case of the poor widow (Mark 12:42
41; Luke 21:1-1).
Systematic Giving. Tho amount
given by any person varies with his
clreumstniicea A man with no fami
ly, or no children, should glvu myft'
thnn one ,th a tuuull sAlary'Vuid nv'
large family, for in the latter caao tho
('ducattng aiid training of tbq children
Is ,r Venl' gtviilg 'to '(he Lord! Hut
everyone is better off for giving some
thing directly to the Lord'B work, nnd
will be more nr.osperquu. spiritually
iint flnRmJiiiiiy, 'dnd ifirf children will"
grow up better men und women. No
education ts more Important than ed
ucatlon in giving to the Lord through
those who need help,
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