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THE OMAHA DATLY TtEEt FRIDAY, DECEMBEK 20, 1002
DAY OF CHEER IN OMAHA
Christmas Observed Generall and Gener
ous! Thii Tear.
NIPPING AIR, BUT CLEAR SKY AND GROUND
Charitable Ora-aalaatloas Temper the
Day' fold by Makln Abaadaat
Dlatrlbatloa of Food and Gifts
-The hosannahs of Bethlrhrm wire
echoed1 yesterday In Omaha. The refrain of
tL angels was caught up by those nearest
Ilk tbem, the children, and by choirs of
the devout. Peace there was, and good will.
For It was thst holy day In which the
great and the obscure, the fortunate and the
unfortunate, the aged and the youthful, felt
a common Internet. It was that one holi
day which Christian people everywhere rec
ognise and generally observe. It was Christ
Not, perhaps, an Ideal Christmas, because
the thermometer registered nearly ero and
little snow was left upon the ground, but a
Christmas which bad at least the virtue of
a sunny sky and a clear, crisp air. A
Christ rrw which made the family flrsli
the moat enticing of places and kr-pt c'.j
and young together under the saiTic roof.
Bo matter how humble or bow ornate that
roof might be.
At the churches there was one grand
ehours of praise and rejoicing, sung In many
keys and many measures, but always with
the note of reverent Jubilation dominant,
and with such arrangement that this note
might well from every soul. Congrega
tions content to listen through the ear de
mand to lead on Christmas day.
At the Jails, supposedly the churches' op
posite, thero was no choir and there was
BO preacher, but there were prayers, thero
were psalms and there were sermons, the
latter preai-hed by kindly people who
reached the erring heart by the alimentary
canal and taught the gospel of charity,
forgiveness and, good cheer.
At the doors of those of scanty purse
knocked latter-day Samaritans, who called
Bot to reprove, but to encourage and to
aooth. The Salvation Army alone cared
for 250 families with Its burdened baskets.
Plenty for the 'oor.
Others of '.he Samaritan tribe labored
at fixed centers of congregating. From 10
In the morning' until 10 at night plenty
burdened long tablea at the Newsboys'
home and all were free to share. At the
TentR Street City mission there was min
istration to those who must be taught by
harity how different Is good from evil and
bow open the bsnd of the truly godly.
At the county farm a number of those
who remember the needs that others for
get gave a concert and entertainment sup
plementary to the dinner given by the su
perintendent. And In a hundred of other places that
the public knows not of and never will
know of were other acta of kindness, small
and great, but all because it was Christ
mas, the day of peace and good will. Em
ployers gave armies of employes remem
brances, feathered and unfeatbered, and
the employes In turn gave their employers
tokens of a kindly feeling. The warm bird
Is ever Incidental to the warmed hand and
the warmed heart.
Id order that others might spice their
meals with laughter the stage folk did
double duty, but as recompense received
gifts by the wagon load, and at the Boyd
were banqueted by their managers after
the night performance.
POOR CIIII.DRK ARIS MADB GLAD.
Miss Maaea Play Santa Clans at City
. Probably In no place in Omaha did Christ
inas mean more to the children than at
Tanth Street City mission. Not Christmas
la IU truest sense, perhaps, but In all Its
bewildering delight of anticipation, sur
prise and satisfaction. The 160 children
in regular attendance were provided with
presents, and a half hundred more, some
strangers and others only occasional vis
itors from other parts of the city, were
given baga of candy. Following her plan
f last year. Miss Magee, the city mis
alonary, had ascertained the wants of the
children and as nearly as possible supplied
each package with at Hast one of the de
sired articles, the rest of the bundle being
made up from toys that had been contrib
uted. To avoid all possible confusion, the girls
bad been told to come for their things at
o'clock and the boys at 10, but heedless
of the cold, a good-slsed group bad assem
bled half an hour before time to be ad
mitted. The rear end of the mission room
bad been partitioned off to hide the bulging
packages that were plied high on tables
and benchea, and when the door was opened
the girls came trooping in about 100 of
them many with a baby brother or sister,
and sat quietly down to wait until their
names were called, a strangely subdued
assembly, considering the occasion.
In their childish faces the stamp of early
responsibility was miugled with radiant ex
pectancy as they watched the window
through which Miss Magee passed the pack
ages. As each received her package she
passed out, for none was allowed to open a
bundle in the building, . and was greeted
with a shout from the large crowd of boys
that pranoed up and down the walk and
teps in front of the building in their im
patience to be admitted and their effort to
keep warm. The arrival of Santa Claus
at this Juncture averted any real disorder,
and when a few minutes later the girls
bad been disposed of and the jioor was
pened again, there were no stragglers
among the boys as they burst into the
room. They were seated at one side of the
room, where they squirmed and twisted
la eager impatience, awaiting their turns.
There was considerable variation In the
packages., fo the children received thetr
rewards according to their attendance and
behavior during the, year. There was little
complaint,. however, though several enter
prising street urchins, not regular mem
bers of the mission, energetically endeav
ored to trade thetr gifts for those they
considered more desirable.
By 10:30 the building was cleared of all
aava those who had remained to carry home
the dinners that had been provided for
some of the poorer families and a few o
the mothers who had come to help the
smaller children with thetr bundles.
There wa no distribution of clothing,
for these wants are supplied as they oc
cur. It was truly a children's Christmas
FOR NEW YEAR'S DIN
try JE1XO, prepared according to the fol
One package lemon Jrll-O, 1 pint of'boll.
trig water, 1 cul of sugar, 1 cup of sherry
wine, lulc of six urangrs. Cut tuO
orange la two. being careful not to break
the vase. When Jelly Is partly congealed
All canes and art in a cool place tterve
with whipped cream piled on top. May be
served In sherbet cups If desired. A de
lltioue wine Jell ran also be made by
adding one glass ol Rood sherry or port
wine to any uf the Jrll-O flavor.
A nice dessert tor any meal, at any
time. Four flavors Lemon. Orange, Rasp
berry and Strawberry.
At grocers. 10 cents.
OIT A PACKAQI TODAY
of toys sad randy and, best of all. It was
reflected back Into the homes, for It was
there that the bundles were opened and
Friday evening there will be a Christmas
stereoptlcon entertainment at the mission,
In which the children will bave a large
STACK POLKA PARK VERY WELL.
Christmas flapper at Boyd's anal Olfta
at Praat af the Hawses.
A real meal, accommodating real appe
tites, was served on the stage of Boyd'a
theater last night after the performance
of "Florodora." The entertainers were
Mr. John C. Fisher and Mr. Thomas W.
Ryley, proprietors of the piece, and the
guests were the seventy-eight members
of their company. It waa distinctly a
Chrlstmss feast, with the spirit of good
will so dominant that the soloists, with
the stunning gowns and capitalised names,
freely hob-nobbed with the "flower girls,
Welsh peasants, etc.," and the comedians,
with the flexible voices and fat salaries,
bartered pleasantrlea with the "Floro
dorlan farmers, laborers, etc."
The members of the company had all
fared well in the matter of presents an
well, indeed, that a full wagon load of
express was delivered at the theater be
fore they arrived and ha4 to be stored un
til esterday evening after the matinee.
Maaager Eurgess of the theater re
ceived a silver aet from his stage employes
and various gifts from the members of bis
executive staff, who also exchanged pres
ents with each other.
Manager Carl Relter of tie Orpheum
theater received a fancy leather cae for
his opera hat from soma of his employes,
a sealskin cap. from others and pleasing
mementoes from Lillian Burkhart and
from those now playing the house. Billy
Byrne received, besides a silver-trimmed
umbrella and cane, fancy mufflers and
elgit boxes of cigars and of their contents
had Just ten smokes loft at ( o'clock. The
performers were so well remembered by
absent friends that one entire dressing
room was required as a storage place pend
ing the proper time for removing wrap
pers. WORK OP THE SALVATIO ARMY.
Pood, Clothlnsr and Pari for One Thoa
The work which waa undertaken by the
members of the Salvation Army and which
was successfully accomplished Christmas
day, brought comfort and good cheer to
over 1.000 families In thla fclty who were In
direct need of charity,' many 'of whom,
ashamed and regretting to ask. for aid,
were sought out by the army and Health
Officer Wooldridge after a must diligent
canvass had been mad. To each of these
families a basket full of food and good
things was taken. The glfta served to
brighten the gloomy holiday which seemed
destined to settle over many a household.
Clothing in large quantities waa also given
to the needy poor, while coal and fuel
brought warmth to many firesides.
The members of the Salvation Army
worked far Into the Bight that the distri
bution might be accomplished, and sorrow
ful tales are unfolded by the workera of
the conditions which were found by them
while they were engaged in their duties.
"Houses which contained several families
were located and there we- found that not
sufficient fuel remained to even beat the
place during the night. In others food was
entirely gone and the members of the Im
poverished homes were all too scantily
clad. There was not one of those 1,000
families but needed the substantial aid that
was sent to it," said one of tha army after
lie bad returned to headquarters from his
mission of mercy.
The bread donated by the bakers' union
was used in the distribution, while tha
meat waa furnished by tba Cudahy Packing
CITY PRISONERS I If GOOD LUCK.
Thoa Who Are Detained Get an Ta-
Christmas day waa not permitted to pass
unnoticed and unobserved at the police
headquarters, as the occasion 'caused the
usual diet to be greatly changed, and pork
heart and atew were not on the menu for
the men behind the bars. Judge Berka,
while holding police court sessions, per
mltted prisoners to go without the custom
ary fines or sentences, as the most appro
priate way of shewing bis good will. Ha
dispensed with a large array of Inebriates
with: "You may go, and a merry Christ
mas to you."
The delectable array ef good things which
adorned the jail board consisted of chicken
potple, roast beef, cranberries, prunes,
mashed potatoes, pickled beets, celery,
pies, fruit and coffee. It waa such a
spread that it tempted several of the offi
cers on the day shirt to avoid the aero
weather and enjoy thetr Christmas dinner
from the jail bill cf fare.
During the day women from the Tenth
street mission called and remembered tha
prisonera with glfta.
BIO DISSER AT PLYKK'f HOTEL.
Host Makes Speech an Dlvldlnn- af
tba Ways. '
Sixty-two prisonera at the county Jail,
including six women, shared la the Christ
mas festivities to tha extent of a good, big
dinner, and not a few of them received
also special gifts from friends at large.
There were services after the meal had
put the erring ones la a properly receptive
mood, which waa at about S:I0, the first
helping of turkey having been passed out
through the kitchen window an hour aqd a
One of the most pleasing addresses of
the day waa that at Hon. Thomas Flynn,
formerly of the state legislature and an
Irish orator of considerable prominence.
Mr. Flynn spoke on the dividing of the
ways, and emphasised the. necessity . of
every man making an early choice between
two alternatives. His speech la herewith
given In full:
"There's domestics In one box and Key
Westa In the other. Choose for yourselves."
NEWSBOYS ARK IX THE GAME, TOO.
Have an All-Day Dinner at Their
Pnrnant Street Home.
The little stomach of the thin little news
boy had another opportunity to experience
the advantages of expansion yesterday aft
ernoon. A Christmas spread was served
at the Newsboys' home, Kit Farnam street,
and at least 100 were beneflclarlea as par
takers. The. center af the "library" was occupied
by one long table, but during the regular
meat hours this was Insufficient to accom
modate the crowd and a number of the din
era enjoyed tha novelty of a lap supper. The
menu Included goose as the principal sub
stantial, and oaady, fruit and nuts as the
LITTLE ORPHANS MADE HAPPY.
Heavily Laita Christmas Tree at
Child Savlasj Iastltate. .
Thirty-live little hearts were set aflutter
out at the Child Bavlsg institute at t
O'clock yesterday afternoon when the In
mates thereof were given aecesa to the
dsrkened dining room In the center of
which waa an unusually large Christmas
tree unusually heavily ladea. Thero were
wagons and trains and a treat cars and
Noah'a arks for the little boys, aad there
were dolls and tiny dishes and books for
the little girls and there waa candy for
everybody. Just as It might be In real homes
where papas and mammas are present to
see the Joy that the faces reflect. Superin
tendent A. W. Clark bad arranged the af
fair and Mrs. A. W. Edwards, the assistant
superintendent, attended to tha distributing
of the glfta.
Bt'SY DAY POR MESSENGER BOYS
Jack Praat Makes It Caeamfartable,
' hat Little Fellows Para WelL
Christmas waa cold and busy for tba
messenger boys of Omaha. With tha mer
cury uncomfortably close to the sero mark,
the little fellows bustled all day long .car
rying presents and messages to. all parta
of the city. Noses which protruded from
large mufflers were quickly sighted by Jack
Frost and nipped, while fingers, eara and
feet did not escape tha ravage of tha frost
king and were badly chilled and frostbitten.
Every precaution which would not Impede
their progress or efficiency waa taken by
the boys, but this did not prevent, them
suffering from Hie cold weather. .
All the managers of the different messen
ger agencies reported that many of their
boya were not on duty yesterday, owing to
the effects of their exposure . Of ' the day
before. Frost bltea predominated In tba off
The managers state that tha public waa
also particularly aggravating in tha de
mands made upon the agencies, expecting
a boy to be upon the doorstep the moment
he had been called. The boya - labored
earnestly to serve their patrons and many
were rewarded by . very . generoua "tips,"
several receiving aa high 'as $10 from a
single trip. All the boya reaped a harvest
during the holiday service, which they
think well repays them for the extra effort
which they put forth, y
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR CELEBRATE DAT
Fifteenth "Chrlettaae Libations' af
Mt. Calrary Cosnraaadery 1.
Mount Calvary commandery No. - 1,
Knights Templar, enjoyed with their wlvea
and friends yesterday morning, at Masonic
temple, their, fifteenth annual "Christmas
libations." The members were clothed la
the full Templar regalia and the program
was a most Impressive one
Following the song, "Onward, Christian
Soldiers," by the choir. Eminent Sir Knight
Benjamin F. Thomaa delivered the address
of welcome. He made a comparison of tho
holidays Cf the year and pointed oat 'how
far the Chrlstmaa day outclassed all of .tha
others. Sir Knight Asel 8teere, Jr., spoke
of the Knights of the Cross and their ob
jects and duties. ' What Chrlstmaa meant
to the Knights Templar waa told by Sir
Knight Sylvester A. Searle. The departed
air knlghta were eulogised In the address
of Sir Knight E. Comble Smith.' "Tha Real
and the Ideal" was the subject of Sir
Knight Frsnk H. Gaines' address. Tho mu
sic of the occasion waa under the direction
of Sir Knight E. M. Jones. Jo F. Barton
sang the solo, "Face to .Face."
ENTERTAINMENT AT POOR FARM.
Take Place la Lesg Corridor After
An entertainment arranged by the Misses
Crounse, Miss Hitchcock, Mr. Mclntyre and
Mr. Doyle was the unusual feature of the
Christmas day celebration at the county
farm and hospital. It was given in the long
corridor at 4:30, most of the numbers be
ing musical. Othera were .pantomime and
At 2:30 there waa served tha dinner which
Superintendent' Henry Oest had prepared
and the menu for which' Included chicken
aoup, oysters, roast turkey, lamb-wlth mint
aauce, chicken fricassee, roast goose,
mssbed potatoes,' French peas, celery, plum
pudding with brandy sauce, loa cream, as
sorted cake, coffee. And for good measure
there were added packagea of fruit - and
Aanonneeasents of the. Theaters,
Tha role of Lord Abercoed, In "Floro
dora," will be aung at the Boyd tonight by
a former Omaha boy, T. E. Whitehead.
The role la one of the most prominent
male rolea in the piece. It Is usually aung
by Charlea Bowera, who, however, gives it
to Whitehead- for the night In order that
the latter may ahow bla friends bow well
be can handle a difficult part. Whitehead
was formerly In the employ of Armour A
Co. and waa a favorite socially.
THE NORTHWESTERN LINK.
Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota.
December 24, 35, 31, January 1.
Very low fares. . . .
1401-1403 Farnam street.
A Beawtjfat Calendar.
' Tha Milwaukee Railway baa published
an artistic calendar for 1903. Six ahteta,
10x15 Inches, of beautiful reproductions In
colors ef pastel drawings by Bryson. Price,
25 cents. On sale at City .Ticket Office,
1604 Farnam atreet.
' On December 34, 25 and tl and January 1
tha Chicago, Milwaukee A St. Paul rail
way will sell round trip' tickets to polnta
within 200 miles at far and one-third.
Final limit, January 2.
City Office, 1504 Farnam St.
Woman's WorU in Club
The board of directors of tha Young
Women's Christian association ha iasued
a general invitation to ita membera and
friends, both men and women, to attend ita
New Year'a reception to ba held at tha
association rooms from 6 to S o'clock on
New Year'a day. The following program
will be given at 5 o'clock:.
"There. Mttle Girl, Don't Cry". .......
Y. W. C. A.. Quartette.
Mrs. F. C. Reaaler.
Mr. A. E. Kennedy,
Vocal aolo t..'. '
Mlas Helen Hoagutnd. . .
During the evening there will b music
by a atring orchestra. Refreshments will
be served during tha evening and Mesdames
Horace G. Burt. J. B. Berry, F. H. Cole,
B. F. Crummer, O. A. Joslyn, Guy C. Bar
ton and Smith will preside at the table.
Tha bible classes are closed until after
New Year's day. The evening classes will
reopen on January 3 at 7 o'clock, and tha
afternoon classes on Tuesday, January 4.
at t o'clock. Both classea will continue
the atudy of Ruth. The Sunday . school
less-classes under Mlas Reed will ba re
sumed on Thursday, January I, at 12..-30
The Quid Llbet club will meet at 1:15
p. m., January 3, and will begin the atudy
of "Macbeth." The gymaaalum classes will
open oa January 5.
The gymnasium classes at South branch
will reopen on January t and the Blbt
and literary claases on Tuesday, January
f. A special meeting of all tha branch
members has beea called for I o'clock oa
Friday evening. The girla of tha Sunshine
club bave Iasued Invitations to their mothers
for a Christmas party to be given at Grace
chapel from 3:3 until I o'clock oa Satur
The Denver Woman's Proa club provides
MUSIC AND MANY MASSES
Christmas Finds Catholic of Omaha in Ect
ereotlj Joyous Mood.
BISHOP SCANNELL AT THE CATHEDRAL
Other Rerereads Are Celebrant at
Vartaae Cbarebee, Deliveries; 8er
anon at the lOiSO Mas Ha.
t . neelal Pralae Services.
With the peals of tha organs and the
vibrations from hundreds of throats In Joy
ful harmony, the Cathollo churches of the
city greeted tha Chrietmss morn with
solemn high maa at 6 o'clock. At the ea
thedial Bishop Scaanell waa celebrant and
at each of the pariah churches there were
The festival of Christmas, the highest
In tha calendar of tha church. Is the only
day upon which a prieit Is permitted to
celebrate mas more than twine. It is
recognised as the supreme festival of the
church and In all lands is greeted with the
celebration of more masses than marks any
other day In tha year. From 6 o'clock until
I: So In all of the churches there were
masses every halt-hour, the high mass at
S o'clock and the high mass at 10:30 being
accompanied by sermons and especial mu
sic, tha more stately and complete being
generally at tha latest mass.
'Alt Deal with the Day.
' The sermons, without exception, dealt
with the day and its lessons. At St. Phllo
mena's, at the 5 o'clock mass, the bishop
waa assisted by Very . Rev. William Kelly,
assistant priest; Rev. P. A. McGovern and
Rev. Michael 8trltch, deacons of honor;
Rev. James Stenson, deacon of the mass,
and Rev. Charles Meyer, subdeacon. At
the 10:30 -mass, Rev. James W. Stenson
waa celebrant, assisted by Very Rev. A.
M. Colaneri, ' deacon, and Rev. P. A. Mc
Govern, subdeacon. The sermon was
preached by Father McGovern, pastor of
the cathedral parish. . Moxart'a "Seventh
Mass" waa aung by the Junior choir at the
early mass and at the last mass the pro
gram included selections from Ma.'io's
mass, the "Metsa Novello," "La Hache"
aad tha Grand Italian mass, with Miss
Mary McShane, Misses Ella and Genevieve
Croft, Mlsa Veronica Doherty, Mrs. T. A.
Cobry, Messrs. Miller,: Swift and Kroeger
At St. Cecilia's church there were trasses
at 6, 7 and 10 o'clock, the first being high
mass. Farmer's mass waa sung by the
choir, with solos by Mrs. Morlarty, Miss
Graham, Mr. McCrsry and Charlea Mo
Where Choir United.
At the Church of the Sacred Heart the
early, high mass waa celebrated by Father
Judge, 'followed by low masses at 7, and
9 o'clock and 'high mass celebrated by
Father Eugene Geary at 10:30 o'clock, with
a sermon by Father Judge, the pastor. The
Junior, boya and senior 'choirs' united In the
last mass, the music of which was ora
posed of selections from Farmar's mass
and Mario's mass, with solo by Misses Mc
Carthy, Brtc. Carlln, M. Flynn, Hiebcrt,
Reynolds, Scanlan, Carroll, Burnett, Jacob
berger, A. Flynn, Mr. Powers, Messrs. Pow
ers, Cannon and Swift.
With solemn high mass at 6 o'clock, fol
lowed by low massea every half hour until
S:30 and solemn high mass at 10:30 o'clock,
St. John'a church observed the day. The
celebrant of the first mass was Father
Dowllng, S. J., 'president of Crelghton col
lege. The celebrant of the last mass was
Rev. M. Bronsgeest, B. J Father W. Rigge,
8. J., deacon; Rev. J. 'Anderson, S. J., sub
deacon, and Prof, Eugene Daly, S. J., mas
ter of ceremonies. 'The sermon was
preached by Rev. Str.ltch, 8. J. At the last
mass the muslo' was from Pacini's grand
Italian mass, sung by the regular choir,
with solos by Mrs. M. Bethge, Mr. E. A.
Cudahy, Miss A. Houston, H. V. Burkley and
T. J. McShane. ..'.',
..At tha high mass at 8t. Peter's church
at- 10:30 o'clock Father Ahearn was cele
brant. The music ' was selections from
CImarosa'a military ' mass, the Messa
Novello and Rossi,-with solos by Misses
Flnley, Lehman, Roth and O'Brien, and
Messrs. Balluff, Ingoldsby, Bushman and
Doyle. 1 -
. 8t. Patrlck'a church greeted the day with
masses at 8 and 8 o'clock and high mass at
10:80, with a special musical program t.t
tha latter. The masses were celebrated by
Father 8mlth, the pastor, who also preached
At Holy Family church masses were cel
ebrated by Father Fltspatrlck at o'clock
and every half hour until I. The last high
masa was at 10:30 o'clock, when Father
Fltspatrlck was celebrant. Pacini's grand
Italian mass waa auag, with the Adeste
Fldele from tbe Messa Novello. The ser
mon waa preached by Father Fttzpatrick
at the first mass.
AT KOl'NTTK MEMORIAL CHCRCH.
Christmas- Anthems by Charna of
Chrlstmaa waa appropriately observed
yesterday by tba members of the Kountze
Memorial church, special services having
been held In remembrance of the birth of
the Babe of Bethlehem. Tbe renditions of
the Christmas tree each year for the Or-,
phanfl' home. Every member of the club
is expected to be present with a guest,
each bringing a gift to be put upon the
tree.. The peraldent of the club personally
has provided a doll for each girl In tha
. Tha club, women of Georgia have com
pleted the draft of three definite b!lls to
be presented to. the Georgia legislature
this winter. The first provides for the
equal guardianship of children by the
father and mother and Joint control of the
property of children.1 Tbe second la for
the regulation of child tabor, prohibiting
children under 12 years of age, from being
employed. In-factories of the state. The
third provide that aH children of the atate
between and 12 years of age be required
to attend school eight months of the year
"except the orphan children or tha chil
dren of widowed mothers unable to earn
a. living, may be allowed to remain away
from school to work."
Tha club women of Massachusetts have
pledged themselves to maintain a model
industrial school ta Georgia, that la to
cost about 1100 a month and the women
bave pledged themselves to carry the work
for a year at least and longer If possible.
This will mean about 37 for each club.
Tha Georgia women are devoting much ef
fort to the establishment of rural schools,
It being their Intention, aa each school be
comes thoroughly established, to each year
withdraw a part of the support ia order
to stimulate tbe communities to work for
themselves and to open tha work In other
- Buffalo chapter. Daughters of tha Amer
ican Revolution, is giving another course
ta Its aerie, of Illustrated lectures on
American history U tba Pelee aad Iialiaa
the anthems, "Hark! What Mean Those
Holy Voices," by Sullivan, and "Drop
Down, Ye Heavens," by Barnby, by the
united choir of forty voices, lent a charm
to the services. The edifice was filled
with a large congregation, which gave
close attention to :he aermon delivered
by the pastor, Edward F. Trefs, who took
for his subject, "A Esvlor Born." He dealt
with the story of Christ's birth In the man
ger and drew thoughtful lesson from Hit
life, which, he said, should be applied t
our everyday life.
SERMON AT TRINITY CATHEDRAL.
Rev, Cralgr Preaches an the Nativity
The story of the nativity of Christ, as
found In tbe second chapter of Luke, was
tbe theme of the 11 o'clock service at the
Trinity cathedral yesterday morning. Rev.
R. E. L Craig took the aeventh verse of
this chapter as the text for his sermon
"And she brought forth her first born son
and wrapped him In swaddling clothes, and
laid him In a manger; because there ws
no room for them In the Inn."
"Thla day stands out the brightest and
gladdest in all the Christian world each
hallowed by angels' song declaring the
birth of the Savior and the doctrine of
peace and good will toward men.
"I see In the nativity of Christ a greater
Importance and greater significance than
In His rising from the dead. Think of leav
lng all that celestial power and worship
that He might come to this earth. Think
of heaven's King contented to become a
baby laid In swaddling clothes In a man
ger. It would be ungrateful; It would be
heartless and cold It the Christian world
ever forgot this day. Isn't It a pity that
today there are so many churches cold and
without worshiper insldeT
"When Jesua came He came aa all lead
era, heros and martyrs have come Into
this world, associated with poverty. The
rulers of the world have not been born In
palaces and rocked In the cradles of the
year," said the minister. "It Is a day
rich; they have been born In poverty. The
splendor and grandeur of external condi
tions have made no man great. Every phll
osopher and every government has slept in
the cradle of some child.
"Think of Itt In the rooms of the pat
aces, or In the bouses of the world that
waa His, there was no room for Him. He
came Into a world that waa cruel and
heartless, that could find no resting place
for Its Savior but a manger. la It the same
today T If He came among us today, would
there be room for Him In the selfish world?
Are we so busy with scheming to beat
each other; so busy making money tbat He
would go unnoticed T Is He now placed In
the stable because there la no room for
Him? Let us each ask ourselves: Is there
room for Him in our hearts, or ta He now
lying In a hard manger?"
An appropriate musical program was ren
dered by the choir. The anthem of the
morning was, "Sing, Oh, Heavens," by
Tours; and the solo sung by W. B. Wtlkens
was, "Oh, Holy Night," by Adams. Mr,
Rohrs assisted on the cornet.
AT OTHER EPISCOPAL CHURCHES.
Chrlstmaa Service at St. BarnebaV
and at St. John'.
Chrlstmaa day waa observed at St. Bar
nabas' by an early celebration at 7:30 In
the morning and the second celebration at
11. The holy communion waa administered
at both services. The sermon was preached
at 11 o'clock by Rt. Rev. A. L. Wil
liams, bishop coadjutor, who took for his
subject the collects of the liturgy. 8olos
were rendered by Henry Howes and Ruben
The celebration of the holy communion
waa enjoyed at midnight Chrlstmaa eve
at St. John'a Episcopal church, under the
charge of Rev. C. H. Young. There waa an
early celebration at 7:30 yesterday morn
ing and a service for the children of the
church at 10 o'clock. At the midnight serv
ice the choir rendered the "Communion
Service," by Conant, and the anthem, "Let
Us Now Go Even Unto Bethlehem."
Children Entertain nt Haaacom Park.
The members of the Hanscom Park
Methodist Sunaay school appropriately ob
served the Chrlstmastlde Thursday evening,
when a pleasing entertainment was given
by them before a large audience. Tbe little
people admirably rendered carols and gave
recitations that were exceptionally enter
taining. Bongs by the entire school and
several by the different departments served
to make an excellent program. ' The rendi
tions by the little people showed careful
drill and preparation.
Cantata at Grace Baptist.
One of tho pleasing Chrlstmaa entertain
ments which waa given In thla city Thurs
day evening was that of the Grace Baptist
church. Tenth and Arbor streets. The pro
gram for the evening consisted of a cantata
entitled, "A Good Tims with Santa Claus."
The production waa listened to by a large
audience and merited much praise for those
who took part In the entertainment.
loa Take He Risk
In using Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption, Coughs and Colds. It cures
all lung troubles or no pay. tOq and IL
For sale by Kuhn A Co.
Monro Coal and Feed Co, 107 N. 14th St
of that city. The plan waa originated sev
eral years ago as a means of stimulating
and Interesting the nearly 100,000 foreigners
of these nationalities residing In Buffalo.
Each course Included six lectures, written
by members of the chspter and translated
into Polish or Italian, and the stereoptlcon
Is used to add to their Interest. The
first course, given in 1898, proved so suc
cessful tbat others In tbe state beea ma
Interested and there was general Inquiry
concerning tbe plan. The auerlntendent
of thf Buffalo achools, recognising the
value of the lectures, readily gave the use
of the school buildings In the Polish and
Italian districts, and after four years tba
Interest of the people haa not abated in
the least and the results are all that had
been anticipated. About two yeara ago
there waa aome -talk of Introducing such a
course In Omaha, but nothing was dona,
as it was necessarily expenslvs and the
local chapter felt hardly able to undertake
It at the time.
A school baa recently been established
In the Young Women's Christian associa
tion of Cleveland for tbe training of ex
pert domestics. Tbe young women enter
ing the class are given board and lodging
for six months without expense to them
selves excepting the class uniform, consist
ing of a black calico dress, whit aprons,
cuffs and collars. Under the direction of
a competent teacher the girls do the work
of the building, at the same time learning
the principles of domestic science la all
Its branches. They receive their cooking
and serving lemons In regular clasaea and
are In every way trained for tha manage
ment of a household. At the end of six
months they leav tbe Institution with cer
tificates of competent, well trained serv
ants and as domestics they are certain of
positions and good wages.
NEW IDEA IN BOOR SELLING
Areata Will No Lonrer Bother Prospective
Buyers When Bm.
OMAHA MAN INTRODUCES AN INNOVATION
Hereafter These Who Desire Pine Edi
tions Will Meet the Salesman by
Appelatment and Examine
If the efforts of C. 8. Moore of this city
prove successful the peripatetic book
agent wilt pass lato memory, and be but
the subject of the moribund Joker. And
hereafter. Instead of the book agent seek
ing tbe prospective buyer In fesr and tremb
ling, with a carefully memorised statement
of hla wares, which he has learned to utter
ao rapidly and with such continuity that
the person approached cannot voice a pro
test, we will have the prospective buyer
seek tbe agent as anxiously- and request
the privilege of Inspecting his ware.
Mr. Moore, who ia said to be one of the
most successful salesmen who hss handled
books In Omaha, haa. evolved the idea from
his experience In offering good books to
persons who desired them, but being unable
to meet them, at times when they could
devote time to the subject. He saw that
the trouble could be obviated If the pros
pectlve buyer could see the books at the
proper time, and' be therefore has for a
number of weeks kept on display at his
room, No. 124, at the Millard hotel a large
line of subscription books In volumes and
series. H hss . then msde appointments
with those Interested In the subject and
seated in tbe room surrounded by tbe best
thought of the best authors In the moat
attractive bindings, buyer and seller have
given the subject the attention which It
deserve. The .result ao far has been a
success, and Mr. Moore Is making arrange
ments to divide bis time between Omaha,
Minneapolis and St. Pauf, spending one
third of the time in each city.
How to Sell Rook.
It Is not generally known but It la a
fact that twenty times as many books are
sold by subscription as are sold directly
over the counter of book stores, and the
value of these books will amount to much
more than twenty times the value of those
books sold through regular houses. The
reason for this Is that the publishers of
the finest books early found that they must
choose between the. agent and vthe book
stores. They found that the agent" made
more .rapid aales and that he would not
handle those books which were on sale In
the stores, aa he could do better with ex
clusive lines. Tba publisher Invests much
money In the finer publications and must
realise quick returna. Tbua the better
books are in the hands of the agents, and
it Is now seldom that a good edition of
standard authors Is sold over the counter,
these sales being limited to a great extent
to chesper editions which do not Involve
On the other band, the books in the hands
of . the agents have gradually increaaed In
elegance of workmanship and In price until
among those now on sale In Omaha may
be found one edition .of Dumas which is
worth 11.375. Tbat this price Is not some
thing remarkable Is shown by the fact that
there la now an edition of Dickens' works
which has sold for $130,000130 volumes at
J 1,000 a volume, and a firm Is now bringing
out an edition of Zola's novels which will
sell for $100,000. These editions are limited,
the Dickena aet being limited to seventeen.
of wfllch seven were destined for England
and ten for America. Tha Zola edition
will also ba limited.
, Expensive Book la Omaha.
Many of the higher priced sets offered in
Omaha owe part of their price to the fact
that not more than 100, or 200, or 250 sets
have been published. There is a aet of
Tennyson's poems, costing $180, which is
limited to the latter number, and a vsrlo
rlum Shakespeare, with notes by all of the
editors of that author, limited In numbers
as to the edition which sells for $25 a
volume, the aet being complete In twenty-
four volumes. The books by French and
Germsn authors are in translations snd In
the original at the same price, and the
Illustrations and text of the highest priced
books .can be secured at much lower price
in cheaper binding where tbe edition is not
limited in numbers.
One of tha most Interesting series now
issued for - aale at subscription Is the
World's Greatest Classics," sixty volume.
sold at $2. per volume. This series covers
almost tha entire range of art, aclence and
literature, history, politics, philosophy.
poetry, from the dawn of literature la
Greece to the present day. Another Inter
esting publication la tba "New International
Encyclopedia," tba Information In which ia
based on tba census of 1900 In the United
States aad upon the latest census In all
other countries. It Is at least ten years
ahead of all other encyclopedias, aa their
figures are based on the census of 1880.
On "The Overland
Lichtftd have t.ild
0 with brass and ornamental railings, lares
f IUl1lll .nnnnnrn.. .11
LfbrartM, wrlttag auks, books, msssitnas
aa4 current lllaraturs of all klndi ro pro
Tided. Kaeh car bu ill compartment! nd
S drawing room containing waahatand, bnt
aad cold water, electrlo curling mm heater,
parcel racks, aad all toilet conveniences.
This famous train reaches San Francisco from
Oman sixteen hours
otner train, ana runs
Toe TJm ficino offers
I nmion ud iiiori.
O saTlng of
Pall Inform at toa
O A. CITT TICKET
1324 Faraam St.
Removes Gall Stones in two weeks. Sold In 10-cenl
and 25-ceut boxes by druggists.
(Manufactured by W. J. Bbrader Med. Co Omaha fc New York
Relieves Headache and
Kc aBox at Howell Drug Co., Uth and Capitol Avenue.
it, not gummy or (uliiVs Glvcerolo of Roses
sticky, juet GOOD - ' W-Wg
for Chapped Hinds.
The encyclopedia la complete In seventeen
Accommodations for Cnatomera.
Omaha persons who are Interested In the
subject ran find under the plan proposed
by Mr. Moore copies of the works In which
they are Interemed. even the numbered edi
tions, as he believes that the buyer wbs
expects to secure the best editions wilt ho
better satisfied If be sees the original book,
with Its hsnd-palnted illustrations and eel
ensraved plates, than if be gains hla idea
of the book from a more or less skillfully
Having abolished tbe undesirable personal
visit at Inopportune times, Mr. Moor hss
arranged to meet his patrons by appoint
ment only, at his quarters In the Millard
hotel and may be reached by telephone
Dress Suit Talk. -
Every tailor here Ir'kIiik at tlie
Ix'tflimliiK to do hla leat work
on your toilt nnil lie kep right
on doinir hia best tiuti! the lnut
Mltoh Is tnkeu. If he wiisn't
that sort of a tailor If he didn't
do his work In that wnr lie
wouldn't Ik- working for ua,
that's all there la to that.
Dn-Ps ault8 and Tuxedos $5 0
to $73. Overe.oat-$25 to $63.
Suits $25 to $50.
MacSarthy Tailoring Co.
Phone I30S. 1710-12 Farnam St.
Bee Bldf., C.naha.
Our delivery business has so Increased
the work uf our telephone that one 'phone
Is no longer imfdrlent, bo that we now have
two 'jihoni's; if you call 747 and central says
"IH'SY," tell her to give you the other one
and If that. too. In buny, we will do our best
to get through as quickly ns possible anil
nsk you to kindly call tiRnln in a mt-niie.
Itemember we are OPKN ALL NIGHT
and charge nothing extra for dellvrrlna;
KCHids IN CITY OK TO llKl'OT IF HOK
MAIL. OR EXPRESS ORDERS. Physi
cians will find a complete line of P. D.'a or
Btetirn's Anti-Toxlne or Vaccine Virus at
any hour In clay or night. With such men
as H. 11. CASHMAN, A. C. MACLENNAN,
! W. Hf-OTT. HARF1 KI.D HAYHOW. O.
Ht'TTON and T. YATEH. in our pre
scription and sales departments the public
is amply protected against errors being
made and warranted In receiving courteous
and prompt nttentUn. As to prices, all
we ask is a fair comparison.
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