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TMF. ()M Uf A DAILY HEK:
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1003.
DAY OF JOY TO HIGH AND LOW
TbtukngiTirig in Omaha it One of Comfort
to Rioh tnd Ftor.-
GOD'S BOUNTIES ARE AMPLY SPREAD
People l.ltc Thank la DeTont War.
at Place, of Amu.
(Continued from First Page.)
t hose . his text from Epheslans, v., 20.
'Giving thank always for all thing In
the nam of our Lord. Jesus Christ, to God.
even the Father; and I. Thessalonlans, v..
If. "In everything rive thanks."
In discoursing on the various reasons
why the people of this community should
Hive thank. Rev. Mr. Curry said:
"Wei are met today at the request of our
president and th governor of our common
wealth to glv thanks for the blessings
received from Almighty Ood during the
last year. We hope our coming on this
day Is not In any perfunctory way. I am
of those who bellev thera Is a vast num
ber Of people who. make up the salt of
the enrth and the good leaven who greatlv
desire this day and willingly lay down the
work or life and give time for the gond
tiM .M Ood, to find an answer in their
souls and to a-lva expression of deep gratl
Mds tVf the Father of all in the public
"To- bu thankful and to give expression
to our thankfulness ' l. becoming to those
who believe in Qn1. If Thanksgiving was
given expression to by those who In the
In-ginning of things brought their offerings
' , and sacrifices, how much thanksgiving
i should be expressed by us who know Him
' more perfectly? The belief In Ood and the
,., growing knowledge In Ood should make
i this Thanksgiving generally observed and
the most Intelligently kept. In order that
. we may have occasion for thanksgiving I
simply want to remind you of the new and
common blessings which hava come to us
during the last year. First, I would refer
to those blessings which minister to the
body I refer to( the great harvest so abun
dant. The burns are . full and the presses
burst with new wine. God ha given to
this state the best year of Its history in
"We have special cause for thanksgiving
this year because of the wave of righteous
ness which ia sweeping over the land.. This
year haa been characterised by the un
earthing of iniquity. In tha commercial and
political world. The hopeful side Is, it has
been shown us there Is a righteousness in
the hearts' of the people when It la ap
pealed to. We should not fall to be thank
ful for a free and fearless publlo press.
We owe much to those who wield the pen
and who are persistently holding before
the public eye the deeds of wicked men.
their scheming, graft and trickery. We
j have, occasion to thank Ood for the
continued moral power and Impress of our
president upon all Issues."
HORDES OF lUXGRY !SEVSIE
One Hundred and Ten Boys at the
There is always an Inspiration In a crowd
of hungry boys eating Thunksglving dinner.
The sl(ht of 110 newsboys eating a choice
". assortment of good things served to inspire
those who happened In a,t tha Boys' club,
-HnVarnam streeWThursday afternoon.
' One of 'he features of the occasion 'waa
(lie good deportment . maintained by the
boys in th table. The establishment of the
Unyc' club has had the effect among other
'.-iiMx-t)U--thia-is, .of teaching thefKya ltd
be considerate, and manly, which they are
taught' la quite compatible with the enthu
siasm of youth. . -
The dinner consisted of chicken, cakes,
apples, oranges, nuts, candy, pie, coffee,
cranberry sauce and other edibles.
' Those serving were t Rome Miller. Mrs.
Draper Smith. Miss Miller. Miss Mills.
Mrs. I.: R Andrews, Judge Day, Mr. Dm
nison and "Mogy" Bernstein.
During the dinner a woman, who wishes
her name withheld, announced she will
maka tho first deposit for every boy who
ttotna Bkln diseases are active in Summer, -while others wait until cold
Weather to manifest themselves. Winter Eczema sleeps in the system through
the long- hot months, and gives no sign of its presence; but at the coming of
Winter the trouble asserts itself and it becomes one of the most painful and
distressing of all skin diseases. The blood is filled with poisonous acids
which seem to be excited by the cold; and as these are thrown oil through
the pores and glands, the skin cracks and bleeds, the flesh becomes hot and
; feverish and the itching Intense. '.. The natural oils which keep the skin soft
and pliant are dried up by the cold, bleak winds, causing it to become hard
' and dry, giving it that shiny, leathery appearance, characteristic of the disease.
The head, face, hands and feet are the usual points of attack, though other
' parts of the body may be affected. So painful and distressing is the trouble
that the sufferer constantly ' doctors" and treats it trying to get relief.
Soothing washes, medicated ointments and salves are used, but aside from
giving temporary relief they do no good. The cause Is poisonous acids iu
the blood, and these must bo removed before a cure can be effected. The only
cure for Winter Eczema is S. S. S., the greatest cf all blood purifiers. It
as surely; besides it does not contain any harmful mineral to derange or
damage any part of the cystcrj. Cook on Skin Diseases and any medical
idvice yon need, frcs. CWIFT SPECIFIC CO., ATLANTA, CAs
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hss not already a savings account at the
club and wishes to start one.
MICF.I.LAEni UT OK K KiT
Other Features Held and to Be
In the Old Folks' home, the orphanages,
the hospitals and similar Institutions the
day wss fully honored, ss Is usual. In
ninny of the churches the collections were
for the old people who have retired from
active battling with the world, but pre
ceding the church meetings there had-been
care taken to provide bounteously for old
and young alike In tha eleemosynary In
stitutions. Tables were not only laid with
all to satisfy tha physical demands, but
little presents of appropriate character
reached many children and many who are
drifting toward their second childhood.
All of the hotels of tha city had prepared
most elaborate menus for the day. Some
had dinner at noon and some for the even
ing meal. All had menus which were
artistic and In some cases real works of
The Jewish churches had no services, hav
ing held tholr Thanksgiving services rn con
nection with the recent three days' cele
bration of the anniversary of tho advent of
the first Jewish Immigrants to America.
At the First Church of Christ, Scientist,
Twenty-fifth and Fnrnam streets, peclal
Than!- giving services were held and were
attended by a large congregation. The new
reader. Allen Clark, and Mrs. Martha Tar
roppe wera the leaders. Mrs. Charles Elk
hart was the suloist. Tho music was par
The little ones at the Creche, thirty in
all, mothers of some and nurses partook
of a turkey dinner.
The Visiting Nurses' association gave
out sixty baskets of chicken and other
good things to the sick. All hospitals gave
dinners to those able to est.
The Toung Women's Christian associa
tion kept open houKe Thursday evening
from 6 to in o'clock at the rooms In the
Paxton blork for the benefit of young
women whose homes ate out of the city,
and their friends. About sixty young
women sat down to the big table set
In the audience room for supper at C:30,
the members of the gymnasium classes
doing tho honors, waiting on the table In
their "gym" suits, the navy blue bloomers
and blouse. Following the supper a pro
gram waa given In the gymnasium. There
was a basketball game followed by other
games and a program of readings and
WHITES AM) (OIAIRKI) JOI
ReTS. Messrs. Williams toil Wilson
Preach Eloquent ersioni,
St. Phillip's the Deacon Kplscopal church
Joined with St.. John Episcopal church
(white! of Twenty-sixth and Franklin
streets in a union service at the latter
church. Rev. John Albert Williams of St.
I'hllilps preached the sermon and spoke of
the basic cause of thankfulness for this
season of the year.
Services were hold in the African Metho
dist Episcopal church at 10:9). after which
a turkey dinner was served for a nominal
sum, so that all who wished might not be
deprived of the pleasures of a turkey din
ner. Rev. J. W. Wilson preached the ser
mon. Both pastors spoke eloquently of the gen
eral causes of thanksgiving and gave spe
cial reference to the particular blessings
of their race. A large contingent of white
people from St, John's Joined In the serv
ices at Father Wllllums' Church.
PRISONERS ARE XOT OVERLOOKED
Men Behind - Bars Get Special
A score of prisoners at the city jail en
joyed a Thanksgiving dinner served by
William Huston, who has the contract of
feeding the "city" prisoners. Tha meal con
sisted of capon, cranberry sauce and cigars.
Wednesday 'night the prisoners were al
lowed to vote on the question of whether
capon, turkey, chicken or ajeese would ba
served. Capon won by a strong plurality.
One colored prisoner voted for opossum, al
though that diet was not on the official
ballot. As nearly all prisoners wera dis
charged In police court, Jailer Ring had
only twenty guests to serve. The dinner
was served at 2:30. Music by the prisoners
formed the post-prandial exercises.
Jailer Roach at the county Jail had a
cleanses the enure blood supply of the acrid
poisons and sends a fresh, healthy stream to the
diseased skin, healing and softening it and cur
ing the painful, itching eruptions. S. S. S.
enters the blood and purifies it of all waste and
foreign matter, and cures Winter Eczema or
Tetter as it is sometimes called 6afelv as well
Th Man's Trua Specialists
Ws msk no misleading state
ments or unbusinesslike proposi
tions to tha afflicted, neither do w
promts to cure them In a few
days, nor offer chsap, worthless
treatment tn order to secure their
patronage, but we guarantee a
perfect, safa and lasting cure in
the quickest possible lime, without
leaving Injurious aftsr-effects in
the s stein, and at tha loweat pos
sible cost for honest, skillful and
CilSULTATIOM FREE .Tm. ?.
m. Sundays, 10 to 1 only. If you
cannot call, write for symptom
k end 14th ., Oasaka, ftck.
guest list of 106 persons, oTis were given a
treat of goose, with the usual pc'.lzlng
extras. The county charges made
welkin ring through the Jail corridors sfter
the meal. Music, both popular and sacred,
was heard In the jail during the afternoon.
The one distinguished guest on Mr. Roach's
roster was Patrick Crowe.
At both city and county Jails a number
of unfortunate men called and asked for
dinner. At both places there was enough
and to spar for all.
EVKRTnODV H AS A ! CE1.F.BR ATIO
Wiri Are as Diverse as the Char
acter of the People.
Everybody, after the tastes of his own
heart, was thankful last night, hut tha
manner of expressing It was as diverse as
the lives of each. To begin with, the high
est of all, tha thousands of quiet rouniona
In the homes of the city were surely the
finest expression of thankfulness. Every
where, in all the streets and avenues, usu
ally dark, twinkling lights showed where
loving people were telling a whole year's
Impulses and hope In a night Many fam
ilies laat evening had a bride, where the
daughter was everything before. Thanks
giving . time is always a good time for
Cupid to bring out his harness, . .
The theater-loving public waa out In
force last night. One of tha first houses
to sell out to the limit of standing room
was the Burwood. At 3:20 Krug's had also
sold every available nook. The Crelghton
Orpheum waa all done at 8:80. At the
Boyd the situation was the same. , After
this the overflow distributed Itself among
the different dance halls and the newly
opened skating floor at the Auditorium.
In the latter place the skates were all
sold at 10' p. m.. and many eager young
people were watting In line before the
windows. The crowd on the floors was so
thick that every one had to keep eyes
strictly to the front or meet with a bump.
Not many were learning, and this few
were forced to stay In the restricted area
of the center of the hall. An orchestra
was In attendance, but the roar of the
hundreds of rollers drowned every strain
of music. The most noticeable improve
ment was the woman's room. Th women
and girls did not have to compete with the
restless, pushing men and boys, before, .the
Every dance hall waa going at full blast
and large crowds patronized them. Most
of these dances were under the nusplces
of societies of one kind or another. The
crowds were orderly and decorous.
The under world had Its share In the
general festivities also, and a few of its
echoes reached the barred windows of the
city Jail. W. H. Wilde, who seems to have
blown In here yesterday, appeared before
the grating of the sergeant's desk with
dlsconsolutlon spread over his features. He
had danced to melody of Bacchus too long,
and when the reckoning came he was not
prepared to pay the fiddler. His first as
sertion was that he had lost $185 at 11
North Eleventh street In the course of a
visit to a colored woman by the name of
Mamie Hicks. The amount dwindled rap
Idly under the questioning of the offlce
force to $10. Wlldo was given a chance
to get over his Thanksgiving liquidations
and to straighten up his mentality by a
sleep in the cells of the Jail. The Hicks
woman was also arrested In ah opium
den. where she had gone. Three other In
mates were also robbed of their thankful
meditations by an unwelcome Journey
through the raw evening air. So every
class had its holiday.
TI1AXKSG1VIXU A JEWISH Cl'STOM
Rev. W. D. McGregor Tells of Origin
The pastors of tha Grace Baptist and
South Tenth Street Methodist churches
united to hold services Thanksgiving morn,
ing with the Castellaf street Presbyterian
congregation. The sermon was preached
by Rev. V. D. McGregor of the. South
Tenth Street church, from Psalm L., 14:
'Offer unto God thanksgiving, and pray
thy vows unto the most high." Dr. Mo
Gregor said In part:
"The custom of Thanksgiving services
originated among the Hebrews. They were
held annually while the Hebrews dwelt in
tents, and continued for eight days at
last. The Jews realized their Indebtedness
to God for the kindness showered upon
them as a people and because He bad made
themt his chosen people. Thanksgiving
originated In America among the Puritans,
who thus acknowledged the hand of God
In their undertakings while they wera open
ing up a country, the ultimate greatness
of which they never dreamed of.
"We bhould be proud of the fact that In
1789 George Washington recommended a day
of thanksgiving for the adoption of the
constitution of the t'nlted States. We
should rejoice Irt thut our people thanked
God for guidance In their planning for the
future of a great country.
"Thanksgiving means' more than turkey
and mince pies, but there are still all too
many who are childish' In their conception
of the meaning of the day. It la not in
tended for drinking, .carousing, visiting,
theater-going, for banquet or balls. ' It is
a day to meditate on our blessings, spiritual
and temporal, to .sit down and count our
blessings. This day we should fervently
approach God and devoutly thank Him and
give thanks and offerings for His bountiful
mercies. If He failed to open his bountiful
hand and deal out great harvests, even In
over-abundance, the commercial world
itself would fall.
"On this Thanksgiving day every church
should be filled to overflowing; every home
should be filled with praise and thanksgiv
ing to Ood; every heart should be filled with
Joy. Our country and our state and city
have been greatly blessed by God and we
should indeed shout for praise of Him
and make this a day of real thanksgiving."
K1XGDOM OF GOD XOT FAR OFF
Dr. Balrd Is Optimistic on Material
At the Westminster Presbyterian church
the sermon was preached by the Rev. L.
O. Balrd. pastor of the St. Mary's Avenue
Congregational. The sermon was on the
coming of tha kingdom of Ood. and Dr.
Balrd aald this should ba the baste thought
for all thanksgiving and, though there
were men today who had not been success
ful in material things and who, lit that
way, had little to be thankful for, they
should rejoice that they belong to the
great army which is gradually bringing
about the kingdom of God.
"The old soldier.", he said, "with the
empty sleeve In describing the battle tells
not of the empty sleeve, but of the glori
ous charge, so men should be thankful
to be In the charge, even though they are
Dr. Balrd saw much for men to be
thankful for. He believed the kingdom
of God waa coming, and as reasons for his
belief he discussed the progress in ma
terial affairs, literature, art. social life and
"Co-operation," he aald, "is an Indica
tion that people ars being brought closer
together and can dwell In peace. For
Abraham and Lot to get along It was
necessary for them to be separated by a
river. Next door to where I live thera ars
twelve families under the same roof, and
so far as I knew they are dwelling in
peace. We are fast weeding out tha bad
literature and the literature now being
read ta of a high moral standard; people
are becoming more educated, brpader and
better. While we are figuring today In
dollars and cents this should not be con
demned, hut rather w should build above
it an Ideal which will overtop It. The man
who haves his office or his plac of busi
ness on Saturday night must go to church
Sunday and his nnst lie kept bigger
than his Income."
In his sermon IT. finl complimented
XH people of Omaha, mining whom he has
recently moved, for their enterprise and
sctlvlty In an lines: the newpupers for
the manner In which they discussed t-
fairs of the city.
1)1 S3 ICR FOR BOYS I'lH FROM HtlXE
Fanetlna at Y. M. f. K. rrores an
One of the most notable Thanksglvlrr
celebrations held In this city yesterday wns
the one tendered by the officers of the
Yoting Men's Christian association to 1D0
young men, nearly all of whom are awny
from home, winning a way for themselves
In the world. These young men were made
to feel at home In the fullest sense of the
word. The hosts and hostesses were as
fathers and mothers to the young men.
while young women served a splendid din
ner In a manner thai reminded the guests
of sisters at home. Many homes In towns
othiT'than Omaha had fathers and mothers
last evening who could reassuringly an
nwer the question for themselves, "Where
Is my wandering boy tonight?" by saying.
"At the Omaha Young. Men's Christian as
The taWes In the large association dinlns
hall were prettily decorated with gloss
candlesticks, with, red shades, and every
mother's son wore a red carnation. Words
of cheer and counsel and music and recita
tions followed the dinner. The hosts and
hostesses were: Messrs. Rome Miller, I.
Vf. Carpenter. J. C. , Wharton. 8. D.
Dutcher, Dr. W. O. Henry, Dr. D. A. Foote.
Charles Harding. Roowt Dempster, W. r.
Hnrford, X P. Bailey, B. C. Wade and J. C.
rent land; Mesdaities Rome. Miller, I. W.
Carpenter, W. O. Henry. D. A. Foote.
Charles Hardin. W. K. Harper. W. P. Har
ford. J. P. Bailey, J. C. Tentland and B. C.
Wade, and Misses Miller and Dutcher. The
diners sat at S o'clock.
Rome Miller gave ah Interesting talk on
the subject, "Tha Young Man Awny from
Home from a Business Man's Standpoint."
Mr. Miller's remarks carried with them
that force of conviction born of actual ex
perience, the speaker having been thrown
on his own resources at an early nge. He
was cheered Continually nnd every word
llntrncd to with rapt attention.
"I would advise every young man to get
Into that work which lie likes best and
feds he Is best adapted to," said the
speaker. "He-must have gilt and per
serveranco and remember he is -being
watched by his employer and others. If a
young man has a sound mind and body, and
directs those mighty forces In the right
channels, he will succeed. He should1 asso
ciate himself with men and women who
know more than he does and who are better
morally. He should rtot bo a drifter, should
not think all the good opportunities arc
gone, for there never was a better time
than today for the worthy young man to
succeed If he has brains, good Judgment
and uharacter, which are In great demand."
At the conclusion of his remarks Mr. Mil
ler was presented with a fine bouquet of
flowers by Master Jake Si hrlban on behalf
of the newsbovs of the city.
Guy W. Wailsworth. president of Belle
vue college: I. W. Carpenter and Harry S.
Byrne gave short talks of Interest to the
young men. '
Edward B. Thompson offered several dia
lect recitations. Prof. Alexander C. Stew
art, E. H. Packard And Miss Louise Jan
sen rendered a number of excellent musical
selections. Miss Junsen's sweet soprano
voice brought a message of home to tho
"absent ones," who gave the singer a
hearty recall. Miss junsen la one of the
younger members of Omaha's musical
colony and Is working her way to the Tront
JENKS OX GREAT PROSPERITY'
First PresbyteriiB,,,Tastor at First
Christian ' Church.
At the union services of the downtow i
churches at the First Christian church
Thanksgiving morning Rev. Edwin Hart
Jenks of the First Presbyterian church
took fo' his subject. "The Vpper and
Nether Springs of American Prosperity."
His text was from Judges I., 13, "And Caleb
gave her the upper springs and the nether
"The upper springs of our prosperity are
those great natural resource He has given
us," said Dr. Jcnks. "It Is strange that
God saved the best part of the world until
the last and gave it to the suffering and
oppressed of all nations. He gave us a
mighty land, peculiarly fitted for a homo
genous people, for it Is 3.000 miles from
east to west, and only 2,000 miles from
north to south, and population travels in
latitude, not In longitude. Ho gave a land
which Is the granary and the market of
the world. He built the great natural
highways of commerce, and Ho made of
this an Iron age. which spins out rails
from north to south and from east to west,
lacing and Interlacing . our country with
the avenues of trade."
The nether springs of American pros
perity wore spoken of as things peculiar
to the nation. The greatest government
In the world. "Old Olory," which stands
for the rights of men and guarantee
them, the Amerloan spirit of democracy,
the American genius for hard work were
mentioned by Dr. Jenks as gifts of God
for , which the nation's men and women
ought to offer thanks. He commended the
promulgation of the Monroe doctrine and
the maintenance of Its principles. But.
greatest of all the nether springs, said
Dr. Jenks, Is that remarkable American
patriotism, the like of which Is seen In
no other part of the globe.
DEAX BKECHEH AT CATHEDRAL
Rea! Blessing of Day Depends on
Rev. John Williams and the full cathedral
choir assisted Rev. G. A. Bcecher. rector
of Trinity Episcopal, In a special Thanks
giving service at the cathedral at 10
o'clock. Dean Beecher ' preached the ser
mon, taking for his subject the lessons of
Yours Is a greater privilege today than
would possibly have been had you not
known the secret of a Christian hope in
the hour of affliction." said he. "The real
blessing to lie derived from this day and
this service depends on the motive and real
purpose for which you come. A lack of
definite aim or purpose Is the trouble with
many. We pray without feeling a necessity
for prayer and the reason tor this la that
everything Is coming so easy for some of
us In this day and age that we get Into
the habit of drifting. We are creatures of
character. It Is hard for us to get out of
the rut of our dally habits and occupations.
We learn but little of the magnitude and
power of the great world around ua and
thus become selfish and narrow minded.
Th spirit of selfishness Is the opposite of
tha spirit of rreatness. Just as the spirit
of greed Is to generosity. And Just so must
wa rise above the surroundings of our
Individual world, to the appreciation of the
great world around us. How our hearts
should rejoice if we have in some degree
been able to make soma one else happy."
FEAST AT OLD FORT OMAHA
Rich Sorea Enjoyed by Signal Corps
Tha battalion of the t'nlted States signal
corps, quartered at Fort Omaha, under
command of Major E. O. Ftichat. cele
brated Thanksgiving day with an elabo
rate feast In the handsome new mesa hall
north of th main barrack building. Tha
n ess halt waa prettily decorated with na
tional colors and th bill of fara would
compare with any of the menus of the
Omaha hotels most favorably, it wag j0
all respects a flue feast. About ICO mem
bers of the garrison force sr.t down to the
feasts shortly after noon, which was served
with the neeessaiy accessories of coffee
and other liquid refreshments not barred
from the t'nlted States army commissary
While tha enlisted force were thus re
galing themselves at th- Mg mess hsll, the
officers of the gnrrlnon did ample Justice
to appropriate Thanksgiving spreads In
their quarters, and withal Thanksgiving
day of I! at Fort Orraha will be long
remembered as not merely - signal event
by thes Ignal corps occupying the fort.
HYDRA-HEADED MOTER GOIXO
Graft nnd Dlshon-sty I Pnaalna;, snye
Rev. Mr. Ilnsmnn.
Th thre churches of the Clifton Hill
and Wnlnut Hill neighborhoods united In a
Joint Thanksgiving service Thursday morn
ing at Clifton Hill Presbyterian. The
churches participating were the Ixjwe
Avenue Presbyterian. Walnut Hill Meth
odist and Clifton Hill Presbyterian. The
sermon was preached by Rev. E. E. Hos
man of Walnut Hill Methodist. The at
tendance at the services was quite large.
The musical services wore rendered by A
special choir and were particularly appro
priate to the Thanksgiving time.
Rev. Mr. Hosman's address bore particu
larly upon th Thanksgiving occasion. He
said In part: "We are thankful that In this
country our officials, national and munici
pal, are for the most part clod fearing men.
We should be thankful the hydra-headed
fnonster of graft and dishonesty Is being
attacked with fearlessness and vigor and
the time of his ultimate punishment is
rapidly approaching. The purifying Influ
ence of this crusade against graft will be
of Immeasurable benefit to the country,
state and nation. God must work this
world as He can find men to work with.
With such men He is working marvels
among us. Matters are not what wo could
wish and hope for, but each year God's
work Is making Itself more manifest, and
faith in Him Is growing stronger. We
should lie thankful that He Is opening up
new fields for us to conquer for His king
dom. Let ns this coming year consecrate
ourselves new to His service and try
more and more to bring the world nearer
to Ills kingdom."
VOLtXTEERS FEED THE POOH
Itellalous Soldiers Pass Out Wrll
The Volunteers of America dispensed
Thnnknglvlng bleaMngs at the hall, 117
North Fifteenth street, Wednesday In the
form of well-filled baskets. Each basket
contained nn assortment of chicken, pota
toes, apple., beans, bacon, bread, crackers,
nnd other things, sufficient for from five to
eight persons per basket. Several hundred
poor families were supplied and many
hearts gladdened through the kindly of
fices of the Volunteers. The local lodge
of Elks gave the Volunteers PW pounds of
chicken for distribution. Adjutant J. Wil
son had charge of the distribution. Kuch
basket given by the Volunteers was ac
companied by a word of encouragement
and good cheer.
The Salvation army is concentrating Its
efforts on a mighty feast for the poor
DAXCIXG ORDER OF THE XIGHT
Many Merry Parties Spend Evenings
Honrs to Music,
Thanksgiving night wns a night of dan
cing. Almost every hall In all parts of
the city was filled with merrymakers doing
their utmost to make the night the happi
est one of all the year. In the Rohrbough
building at Nineteenth and Fnrnam streets
three dances were In progress at tho same
time. The members of the Loyal Mystic
legion were holding a mask ball In one
room and In the room adjoining Alfaretta
council, Degree of Pocahontas, hold a
dance. On the opposite side of the hall
was the Moonlight club. At Chambers'
academy the Young Ladles' Harmony club
gave a hop. Tho Ahamo club celebrated
Thanksgiving with a dance at Metropolitan
MAMS AT CATHOLIC ( III lt HEN
Xo Sermons Are Preached on Thanks
High mass was celebrated In all th
Catholic churches, with musio In honor of
the day. No sermons were delivered, but
In some of the churches the priests spoke
a few words regarding th day and the
obligation of the people to give thanks.
Low mass was said at 8 o'clock at St.
Cecelia's church. At the Church of the
Sacred Heart the children of the Academy
of the Sacred Heart attended In a body
and Joined In the singing. They also
listened to a short talk by Father Judge
HOW BROWN ENTERED THE LAW
When Boy Nebraska's Attorney
General Thought It Looked
Like Easy Money.
Attorney General Norrls Brown began
the study of law because be thought It an
easy way to make money. He Imagined
no work waa attached to the profession.
Ills presence In Omaha as the state's rep
resentative in the railroad tax suit re
called the incident of his start In life to
an intimate friend and It bears out the
fact that things are not always what they
When Norrls was a young man living on
a farm with his parents In northwest Iowa
his fatner waa a township collector As
remuneration for his work the collector
was permitted to keep, for his own, t per
cent of the money he had on hand to turn
over to his successor. It happened the
senior Brown on a couple of occasions was
his own successor. On th first occasion
he kept out the 6 per cent, but upon his
third election, being a very conscientious
man, except when trading horses, he waa
not sure whether he should retain the S
per cent. Accompanied by Norrls he went
to town, called upon a lawyer for a writ
ten opinion In the matter. Wlihln five
minutes the lawyer had given him the
opinion, which filled Just five lines, holding
that he had acted legally and charged him
That $o fee worried Norrls. It was thn
easiest money he ever saw. Finally on
the road home he said to his father:
"Pa. wasn't that an awful high price for
that little writing?"
"Norrts, that opinion is worth $'J6 to me,"
replied th senior Brown.
That settled It. A good farmer wss
ruined and Norrls began to study law.
often don by Indigestion Is prevented and
cured by Electrto Bitters. SO centi: guar
anteed. For sal by Sherman A MeConnsll
Coal -Man ta
SPHERE SINCE 1883
YENEZIELA AND THE DUTCH
Holland tod Cas.ro May Get lot Trouble
in Short Tims.
FRICTION OVER TRFflC THE CAUSE
onth American Republic Acensed of
Interfering; with hlpuln nnd
Patch Maid to total
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30-The acute
situation between France and Veneiuela
has for Some lime past distracted atten
tion from the quarrels which the Venezue
lan government already had on hand with
Its neighbors. Some diplomats here fa
miliar with the conditions In that part of
South America feel that In the near fu
ture other trouble may be expected and
that some clay the trouble between The
Netherlands and Venezuela may be re
newed, possibly leading to an outbreak be
tween the two countries.
The ohief complaint of The Netherlands
government Is the way In which the Venez
uelan customs house officers exercise
their right of search. It Is alleged that
many times, without due cause, the cus
toms officers bring ships to their porta and
keep them practli ally prisoners. The Venez
ueland government on Its side has made
seyeral complaints about the smuggling
trade, which is kept on from Curacao
Into the harbors of Venezuela, and which
consists chiefly of firearms. For the last
thirty years there has been a law In Cura
cao forbidding the exportation of tire
arms, but the large colony of Venezuelan
political exiles who comn to the Island to
be near their old homo and still be free
to make new plots agalnht President Cas
tro, make It difficult for the Dutch authori
ties to enforce that law. From both sides
protests have been made, but It Is charged
the Venezuelan government has followed
the same course as In most of Its diplo
matic enterprises and the Dutch demands
havo never been fully answered.
The Dutch newspapers have begun to In
sist upon more vigorous action by their
government, nnd It is felt here that after
the French mutter has been settled this
will probably be the next trouble in the
MEAT PRICES DISCUSSED
German Socialist Interpolates Gov
ernment on Subject and Espln
nation In nelchstnar Follows.
BERLIN, Nov. SO. The Rclchstng today
diseustied a socialistic Interpellation asking
Chancellor von Buelow what measures the
Imperial government proposes to take
against the ment scarcity. Herr Schelde
mann, socialist, quoted figures showing the
decrease In the slaughtering of animals at
the public abattoirs and their lighter
weight compared with previous years. The
price of pork, ho said, was 49 marks per
metric hundredweight In Chicago, 79 In
Rotterdam, 125 In Berlin and 135 at Stut
gart. He denied that tho closure of the
frontiers was necessary to protect German
live stock against foreign diseases, since
such diseases were very rare In France,
Holland and Denmark, whereas 3ti.O0O farms
In Germany wero reported to be affected
with red murrain In 1904 and to.OOO In 19(6.
Th dearness of meat, Herr Bchcidemann
declared, was partly due to the meat law,
which necessitates' heavy Inspection
Vice Chancellor Count von Posadowsky
Wehner answered the Interpellation In be
half of. (he chancellor, Ha said that the
opening of tru frontiers was a matter for
the Individual state governments to decide,
but the Saxon and Bavarian governments
had rejected such reciprocity. The relaxa
tion of veterinary control at the frontiers
would shake the foundations of the domes
tic animal Industry and promote, depend
ency upon foreign Countrles. The surest
guarantee for reasonable meat price
rested In the protection of domestic live
MORE TROUBLE FOR EQUITABLE
Life Insurance Company Most Obey
German Lwv or Receiver
Will Be Appointed.
BERLIN, Nov. 30. The Imperial Insur
ance office has informed the representatives
here of the Equitable Life Assurance so
ciety Of the United States that It will ap
point a receiver to administer upon the
company's property In Germany In the In
terest of the German policy holders, unless
the company increases its premium re
serves Invested in Germnny as required by
the insurance law of May, 1901.
The company takes tho stnndpoint that It
ia not subject to that law, since It nn
longer take new Insurance anywhere In
Germany, but the Imperial authorities will
nit .accept this explanation and Insist that
the company's existing Investment In thn
premium guaranty fund must be Increased.
After a receiver Is appointed he will take
possession of the Equltable'a buildings In
Berlin and other German cities and admin
ister them, or if necessary will sell them
In behalf of th German policy holders.
' Isthmian Town Fumigated.
PANAMA, Nov. 30. The sanitary depart
ment has extended its work to Chepo, forty
miles away, where recently a few cases of
fever occurred among tho foreigners em
ployed In building the government road.
The town has been thoroughly fumigated.
Blue In Argentina.
Bl'ENOS AYRES. Nov. 30.-A serious fir
broke out hee today In u warehouse con
taining Inflammuble merchandise, Including
100.000 cans of petroleum. The fire is still
burning as this dispatch is tiled. The lont
Is already estimated at $1,000,000.
British Honors for Japs.
LONDOfi, Nov. SO.-KIng Edward has de
elded to confer the order of Merit on both
Field Marshal Oyama and Admiral Togo.
LONDON. Nov. 3H.-WOGL There was
keen competition at the wool auction sales
today, lif.BuU bale being offered for sale,
Including a large supply of new clip, which
sold readily. Crosxnreds were in good de
mand, tti bulk of this grade being taken
by th home tiade. A moderate quality of
medium greasy wool was bought by
America at full rates. Following are tha
sales: New South Wales. 4.1O0 bains;
scoured, lodfils 9d ; greasy, Rdls id.
Queensland. SuO bales; scoured. Is MUZu;
greasy. Bdftls S'-Vi. Victoria, 1. 4'" bales;
scoured, Is 8iKj:; greasy, Hd'ols 81.
South Australia, t.oou bales; greasy, 7Wli
la. West AuHtiulia. 3.1'l bales; greasy,
to-gis, Tasmania. :1 bules: greasy. U 1M
(lis 3d. New Zealand. t.l"U bales; scoured.
HVMils yd; greasy. Odls ml Falkland
Islands, 51 bales; greasy, $HdalOHd.
LIVERPOOL. Nov. 3v.-COTTON-Bpot
moderate business done: prices two points
lower: American middling fair. t.CTd; good
middling. 6 33d: middling, .17d: low Mid
dling, COld; good ordinary. t.83d: ordln-
fry. I laid. The ssles of th day wer
0iO bales, of which 5J wer for specu
lation and export and Included T.CKO Ameri
can. Receipts, 27,0tJ. Including 24.4HM Ameri
can. Metal Market.
LONDON. Nov. 30. METALS Copper
today opened fair at 7H and reacted Iu
half an hour to 77l, recovered, became
Irregular and closed firm at 77'S About
1.pio tons were sold. Tin opened strong
Under th Influence of the Banc sal,
which was favoralil beyond expectations,
and closed 2" higher. About tons wer
Liverpool Grain Market.
t ,,".-iii. .a i w-.... n. itriiL' tq. a .
1 .1 r. ni "ui, , .w. niir. n nun
I firm; No. i red teiu winter, 7',-J,
futures stendv; Iecember, M Ud; M.treli.
te 1IN'1. M,iy. As W'l
CUKN-4M l I'Hsy. Am, rlrnn mixed. Is
ltd; lututcs stcudv; J.inuaij, t'vl;
Msivh, is 3V1
OM lil t WMOl t .I.E M ARKET.
Condition of Trade nnd Quotations nn
atopic ami Fancy Prod nee.
EGGS Fresh receipts, .-an died slock. 2.c.
I.IK I CU I llV- llt l.s. -ti . I in'i-tef s,
tc; turkeys, l.HI'tc; ducks, 9c; spring chick
ens, hV I F-eee, Src
DRESSED I'ol't.'l RY-Turkevs. KHJHe;
old torn. H!5c; ehlck-ns. s'4l"r: old rooi
ters, Tc; dinks, llijjljc; geese, lOfillc.
BL'TTEK Packing stock. 15c; choice to
fsncy dairy, l.Mulx; creamery, la'.sc;
Sl'CSAR Standird gianulated. tn bhls.,
$.' 11 per rwt ; iuIh-s, U W'i per cwt.; cut
loaf. $t.40 pr cwt.; No. ( extra C, bag
or bbls., $4 !.' per cwt.; No 10 extra ',
bngs only, H per cit.: No. 1& yellow,
bK only. $4 76 per cwt.; XXXX powdere.l,
$0 W lwr cwt.
FRKRII FISII-Trmit. nvrfilc: halibut. IS.-:
huffai . dressed, tc; ph keiol, flrenKed, Mc;
white bass, dressed, lie; sunflsh. 4c; perch,
scaled and dres.ied do; pike, Uc; catfish,
13c; red snapper, 10c: salmon, lie; -croppies,
lln: eels. lc; bullheads, lie; black
bass, Sk-: wlilteflsh, IL'p; frog legs, ivr
do., Ofie: lobsters, gon, 27c; boiled
lobsters, ,ac; shnd roe, 4ic; blueflsh, loc;
HAY Prkes quoted by Omaha Feed
company: No, 1 upland, $7; medium, iU-O;
con vhp, H.
BRAN Per ton, $14 50.
ORANGES California Navels, all sizes.
$3.23: Florida, all sises. 111.
LEMONS l.emoniera. extra fancy. :'4C
size, H IT.; $no and 300 sizes, $S SO. '
U.ATKS Per box Of SO Mb. plcgS., j
Hallnwell. In 70-lb. boxes, per lb.. V;
walnuts, stuffed, l-lb. pkgs., $2 per doz.
FIGS California, per 10-lb. carton, I."7
85c; Imported Smyrna, 4-crown, l.'c;
crown. 14c. ...
BANANAS Ter medium sized hunch.
$1.7B2.26; Jumbos. $2.Nfj3.00.
PEARS Lawrence and Mount Vernon,
APPLES Ben Dnvls and Wlncsapa. n
3-bu. bbls.. $400; California Bellflowers.
$1.50; Colorado Jonathan- m Grime'
Golden. $2.25; Naw York apples. $4. BO per
CRAPES -1iniir-ted Malagas. $.-..SOTi On.
CRANBERRIES- jerseys. J12 .00 per hbl s
Bell und Bugle. IL'.inUOO. .
TOTATOES llonin-grown, jfwr bu., 50
fiOic; South Dakota, per bu.. T,".c.
ONIONS Home-grown -.llow, red snj
white, per ou., too; Hpamsn, per crate,
WAX n i-.A ir t er namper. n o".
NAVY BEANS Per bu., $3 0(1.
CCCl'MHERS-Per doz, H.'.'SOI SO.
i-AKHAGE llime grown and Wtcnnsln.
In rrates. per lh., lc.
CARROTS. PARSNIPS AND TfRNITS
Per bu.. ffiflTTic.
c El. KHV-Kalamazoo, per aoz
SWEET POTATOES Kansas, per 3-bu.
C At LlKI.'ivt m-1 -er era re, sa.
TOMATOES California, per crat of 3d
BFr F CUTS
No. 1 rib. 12Hc; No. I rlh, iYjC: No. 3 rib.
Gc; No 1 loin. 16c: No. 2 loin. MHC; No. $
loin. "He; No 1 chucks, 5c; No. 2 chuck.
4c; No. 3 chucks, 3c: No. 1 round, "c; No.
1 round. fiWc: No. 3 round, li'taj; No. 1 nlata.
4c; No. 2 plate. Sr: No. 3 plate. ;i,tc.
CIDER Per keg. $:i,7.-,; pcr .bh!.. $6.7.
HONEY New, per 21 lbs., $3.5").
flTEESE Swiss. new. Be: ' Wlaeinl.
brick, 14c; Wisconsin lhnbergsr, lac; twins
14'nc; voung Americas, HHo.
KITS-Walnuts.' No. I soft shells. nw
crop, per lb., 15S4CI hard shells, per lb 13'4o.
Pecans, large, per 10., nc; small, per Hi.,
tc. Chill walnuts, rcr IK, l2fl3He. Almonds.
sort sneiiH. per iu., m, nura snens, per
lb., 15c. Shellbark hickory nuts, pur bu.,
$2.26; large hickory nuts, per bu., $l.$o.
Chestnut. 15c per lb Cocoanuts, $4.50 per
zacK 01 iv".
HIDES No. 1 green,, nc jo. 3 green, gc:
No. 1 salted, lOVic; No. S salted. Hc: No. I
veal calf, 11c; No. t Veal lf. 6c; drv
filted, T'Sltc; sheep pelts, 23(511.00; hors
LONDON. Nov. ao.Monev In the mar
ket was In good demand for month end
requirement and Stock exchange pay day.
Discounts were easier. The tone on thn
Stock exchange was cheerful despite the
Kussian situation ana prices generally im
proved In consequence of th money out
look. The volume of business was not
great and the market closed quint with th
firlc.es somewhat irregular. , Consols wr
11 better demand and home rail wer In
good demand on thn latest earnings.
Americans oponed Irregular nnd Inaotlv,
owing tn the holiday in the United Itatea,
but nrlccs were steady and prices gener
ally were above parity. The market closed
ratner nun. roreigners were rainy
steady. Russians were depressed. Im
perial 4s fell to S4V Internationals wer
upheld. Peruvians were in request. Japan
ese wer steady and Kaffirs were firm.
Japanese Imperial lis of 1904 were quoted
at 10?. i
BERLIN. Nov. 30. Trading on the Bourse
today was quiet. A waiting tendency
prevMlled and prices were- slightly lower.
PARIS. Nov. 80. Prices on th Bourse
today opened Irregular and then became
heavv. mis was roiiowea oy a oeciino
throughout, owing to a fall lit Russians,
resulting from the uncertainty regarding
the events at Sebastopol. Russian Im
perial 4s went down 2 franca 0 centimes
Russian bonds lost 4 franps. Russian
Imperial 4s were ouoted at Ni.TO and Rus
sian bonds of 1904 at 490.00.
London Closing Htnrks.
LONDON. Nov. 30 On the Stock -
change the close was as follows:
Baltimore aV Ohio..
Canadian Pacific ...
Chctapeaka A Ohio
t'hlc-aso O. W
('.. M. & St. P
so INW York Otiir1. ...ISO
. Ki N'orlolk WniiBfii.
. i to pM Ji1
. MH Onurlo I'Talin.. 5!U
Kind Minna 7J
.J lii Irt pf. ll'i
. SiVi1 dn Jd ptd to
.M'i Suuthorn Hsllvty... -i
17 W do Did 1"J
Danrar Rio Oranda Soul hern Paclfl"...
. . J Hi I nitio Pacini:
do tat ptd
do Id pfd
Illinois Can Ira I ..
Lnulivllla A Naih.
M . K. 4a T
. . l't ki prri.,..
.. Cji fnltcd Hlatea Ktwil.
.. . do ptd
..Mi VVahUNh .. ,
. .ISfi I (u PM
30 5-1M per . ounce.
MONEY ;iV per cent.
The rate of discount In the open market
for short bills Is 34'Ti3T4 per cent; for thre
months' bills, i per cent.
Bank of England Statement.
LONDON, Nov. 30. The weekly state
ment of the Bank of England Hhows the
following changes: Total rewrve Increased
410.000, circulation Increased 17S.iii,
bullion Increased f5.2:M. other securltl.s
decreased 375,000, other deposits Increnurt
777.fliiO. public lep(rslt decreased 79.0i.
notes reserve Increased J75.O0n. govern
ment securities unchanged. The proportion
of the bank's reserve to liability till week
Is 41.75 per cent n compared Willi 4I.OS
per cent last week.
Bank of France statement.
PARIS. Nov TO The weekly statement
of the Bank of France shows the follow
ing changes: Notes in circulation increased
17 275.0HO francs, treasury deposits Increased
l775.A"il francs, general deposits Increased
5.1 fraiiib, gold In hand decreased
S HM.ooo francs, bills discounted Increased
PR IV ATE WIRES
Von Dorn Grain Co.
Chicago Board of Trad
Omaha Grain Eaehangt.
Grain and Provisions
Bought and sold for cash or future delivery
Receiver! and Shipper,
ill and 230 BOARD OF TRADE BLiXi,
Tl. lOOt. OMAHA,
-gas ua 7 our lliaas an a rltl tan thuo
For Hok a-t.5u Ian for ( out -4.t4
Llnd Hok tUJ.IUI Make ( oat $MI ih
Wa alao U HI" for Kar saaa and lAum iMlkir
Wa zuaraalM baat vork IB Ilia state ftasd tar trtf
I.laC and ahlpplnf Taca. Caak paid for Hide aid
Mrs. a Rhi ou u Kin Naiiarval Bank.
Omaha Bob Taomnf Co.,
Hickory and 2nd. 8ts. Omaha. Kch.
F. D. Day & Co.
alrr In .
Slocks. Grain. Provision
kip Yoar Ural a to l a .
rafcob OCica.aaltfeUl Board of Trad
Bid.;. Oaaaka, Wa. TalaakwaUl.
21'-n4 fe.icria.ng tndg., Mouth Oman
ktU 'Fbeu 21a, JAeirnaut Taw. I
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