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Method of Organizing and Operating a Modern Sunday School
THE OMAHA ILLUSTRATED BEE.
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GLIMPSE OP THE
' iHE Sunday school Idea is not new,
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knnwledfrn .without question with
theologists that In Old Testament
times the young were carefully
educated In matters of religion arid the
sume custom prevailed In New Testament
times. There is abundant evidence that the
essential principles of tho modern Sunday
school were IncoriHiratcd In the practice of
tho early church. Robert Ralkes, when he
oi-pTunlMd k mission Sunday school at CSIou
vfffter In 170, only developed Ide&j of re
ligious study accepted by the church from
its earliest days
The modern Sunday school movement
began In an effort to reach those outside
the church, and even though the Sunday
school, as it Is seen today, Is too often used
mainly as a church nursery to promote the
life of the local church, yet there can be no
doubt that It exert .great evangelizing
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i'ofct. Every Sunday school has tn It to
sotne degree the mission element
Change Has tome with Progress.
A vast change has taken place In Sunday
school methods In the la.st llfteen years, snd
today's Sunday school could hardly be rec
ognized as the same Institution. Modern
methods In common school education ure
very different from those of a. quarter of a
century aga, and changes in the Sunday
school have followed naturally. Young peo
ple who are under the dally training of Im
proved methods In secular education must
have the advantage of a good system In re
ligions education or they will compare the
common school with the Sunday school to
the disadvantage of the latter, aiid will lose
Interest In the Sunday school If it dins not
approach the secular standard.
All sarts of new plans have been adopted
for securing and holding the Interest of the
young people and most of the Innovations
are meeting with pronounced success.
Bom of the Improvements are of such re
cent date that a large percentago of
schools have not adopted them us yet.
though It cannot be raid that they ure
unacquainted with them, as modern Sun
day sehoat publications are very compre
hensive tn the scope of their work and are
universally resd.
Omaha affords some good examples of the
up-to-date Sunday school. To tell the whole
truth, Omaha is not a reod Sunday school
town, nor Is it what Is generally known
as a good church town. The neighboring
city of IJncoln has the reputation of being
a good church and Sunday school town,
and the fact that it Is so Is generally laid
to the Influence of the two universities
there, one of them a denominational insti
tution. Omaha has no such attraction In
the way of schools to those religiously In.
cllned, and people do not move in from tho
country for "religious atmosphere," us
they move to Lincoln. Then, too, say the
preachers, Omaha abounds In Influences
which tend to keep the young away from
Sunday school. Yet the fact that not so
many children attend as in other cities of
the same size does not prevent Omaha from
having some schools as good as can be
found anywhere, and two or throe of
them are even known far arid wide as
models.
The best organised Sunday school In
Omaha and perhaps la Nebraska is the
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FIRST METHODIST EPISCOPAL SUNDAY BCHOOI
Seward Street Methodist school. This was
for two and a half years under the super
lntendency of T. F. Sturgess. one of the
most able organizers ami administrators,
and Is now presided over by L. T. Huffman,
who Is keening up the standard of the
school to thV top notch. This Is a large
school, though not the largest in the city,
and has an average attendance of about
30 scholars, out of an enrollment "of be
tween 400 and 500. Thirty teachers are re
quired to touch the young Idea. Nearly
I'.i0 is yearly taken up In collections, of
which about $450 Is required for supplies
and othev expenses, bo that there is always
money In the treasury. The missionary
fund Is separate tind amounts to more than
JltX) a ;-oar.
For the best and largest Hible classes
In the city the Central I'nited Presbyterian
Hunday school, of which George (!. Wal
lace Is sin evln endent. Is conceded the palm.
Bo mauy ElMu studuiU altenJ here ibat
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DEPARTMENT OF THE FIRST METHODIST.
Solemn and Sentimental Poetry for
Hants Clans Land.
There's a wonderful land I should like to
see,
Where sugar plums grow on a great green
I ree.
Where you skate for miles on an ice cream
luke.
And live in a house built on sugar cake,
Ur of brown gingerbread or of picture
blocks.
While the boundary vails are of almond
rocks.
And the cellars are full of the loveliest toys
And guinea lor good Ultlc girls and boys.
There are heaps of bonUins and cukes and
fruit.
There's a golden bugle, a silver lute.
There, are wooly rabbits and parrots gay.
There ure horses that rock through ihe
livelong day.
And when the shadows ure gathering dark.
They go to sleep n the Noah's ark.
Or a farm yard shaded by stiff green trees
That never have bent to a passing breeze.
There are beautiful dollies that close their
eyes.
There ure brave tin soldiers of every size.
There are chocolate dogs and ieppermint
cats,
There ure gingerbread monkeys and short
bread rats.
There uro clowns and sailors and golly-
WllgS,
And wriggling serpents und jumping frogs.
And swings anu rattles and gjy-hucd
lioois.
And fair wax dollies in endliss troops.
You can sull in the boats made of crescunt
noons.
While the sea sprites play you their magic
luuey.
On lc kirn j und cymbals and silver bells.
And harps that ure fashioned of pearly
shells.
Till you reach the shore wnere tho frost-
el es reign,
And the reindeer stands In a long, long
llui!l.
For Sauia Clans is in haste to leave
For the distant euitli on this ChrUiinuS
eve!
His steeds stan.l ready to bear him far.
And his sleigh a urlght lamp Is the polar
star.
And tue northern lights arc the maidens
fair
Thsi light his path through the midnight
air.
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i . O VA, If . fu,"l ifrr V'l church. Sunday school Is held usually In
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And the snow that lies round his reindeer's
feet
Is sweetest sugar, so good to eat!
And those are the reasons I want to go
To this land where the sugar plums thickly
grow! MAUL) 12. SAKU ISN'T.
A Christinas fnxir.
Sylvia had been dowered with favors
All the long cotillion through;
Hon Ihiiih of delicious flavors,
lkihhons ladianl of hue;
Punt- from Peking and from Ycddo,
Ijttla sachets of perfume;
Marguerites no magic meadow
liver wrought ai'uirer blooia.
Foolislims it were to wonder
Why this plethora of gilt.
Every swain her sped leii under
If lie saw her lashes lm;
And her smiles such visions sweet luc-ynt,
lie who fell its lionejed smart
Very shortly needed treatment
For ullectlon of tiio liearl.
I, beneath necromancy
Heut tho hguartive knee;
Was It folly, was it fancy.
That I dreamed she thought of iae'.'
All men have some fond delusion;
This was mine, I will confess;
Would 1 tall in blank confusion
If I dared to plead for "yes "?
"How tdiull I her mind discover?''
rendered I that Christmas nlkiht;
Then upon a doubling lover
r lashed a ray of sudden light.
As 1 strolled across the ball room
Through an open porileie, lo,
tin a tuble in a small room
Lay some sprays of mistletoe!
One I plucked so trim and tiny;
Pule as pearl the lurries shown;
Crossed tne tioor as satin shiny
Tn where Sylvia sat ulone
Tendered it; she took it sniliiliiK
Flushed a most ht vilichinit ink
"This Is." said she. niosi beguiling.
"Rather public, don't you think?
Ah. to me she Seemed half goddess
As she glided o'er the tioor.
With my favor In her bodice.
Toward the. wldo milling door
Of a dim conservatory
Where 'lie violins throbbed low
Kisses filly close the slory
ui a spiay of n isii.ioe.
CLINTON SCOLLARD.
four Instructor nip nfifnaiy, iuiJ tln-y
have a roputation .h tt ai ln in nil ov r tho
City. They ;irc Wllllnm Kilrd. Ir. Aikori.
Ofii-fte K. (Jllmorp mvl Jt.l.n 1. Mi-l'apue.
Tills school is ruled nlso i r thu iu, c.f -t
crad!o l-oll in Oin.-iha.
Tho Cnvtcllar Stiv t Fri sb tei ian school
1 the lnixtt j'hcn m tho i ity. It li slt
UHtrrt In h di.-trlct swi.nnins with chlldicn,
l;h no utlx r t hut rln s i l.isc l . :md reli
ef nurntly 11 has u lot of tnaUrlil from
uhlcli to ilr.cw. An ustoiiicliinif fact In
conni'itli 'i with tin- m-hool is that it has no
ndult cliifs, mid that tlm avornttf utteiui
ncc In thn primary tlcpnrtnient is 1', ti'.alt
InR It lh Inrn'st primary dip.irtmcnt in
Ihc Male. How Mrs. Sarah J'hn.-ioii. who
Is S!ierliitci:di-nt ol tin- primary dipait
tiiciit, can HUiipsxf oily look uftcr her many
Classes Is n mystery to lur friends, but sliu
Joes it. The position of D. A. Wilcox,
uperlntendent of the school, Is no more of
ft sinecure. The avenue attendance at the
CaMtellar school In P.m w:is 313, but this
year It is about 310. It hus a total enroll
ment of 4S4. with twenty-three classes In
the main school, and :."7 scholars, and
twelve teachers in tl'o primary and Infant
departments and SOt scholars.
Tho llan.-coin Iark Methodist Sunday
school la known as one of the model Sunday
schools of tho city, its superintendent is
M. O. Stone.
Tlnw among the best Sunday schools of
three different denominations are situated
111 a radius of live bhuks. They are the
Bawaj-d BLrest Msthodlst, ttx Calvarjr bap-
Among
day
merit
young
roll
Th
schools. Children 3 years of age and over
are placed in the primary department, from
which they m iduate bilo the intermediate
deartineiit, taking with Ihom in mosl eases
a certitlcate of promotion. In the larger
schools these primary departments nre
great feeders for the Suii'iay .school proper.
The department has a superini' mleiit and
n room r f Its own and has suuplies espe
cially adapted to the little ones, on whii h
a separate account Is kept. At any time
the books will tell just how much has been
paid in by the primary scholars and just
what ure the expenses of running the de
partment. The little ones have certain
work outlined for them, such as learning
the Apastles1 Creed and the Lord's Prayer
In addition to tho study of the weekly les
son as told in a simple way by the teacher,
und they must complete this work before
they are allowed to go Into the Intermedi
ate department, it is a nappy nay tor tne b
lld when she goes Into the "bis school."
IlFKlDnlnw at the lie I lining.
The caadle roll Is used to get children
The t.lfl.
She awoke on Christmas morning.
.And she found beside her bed
Gifts of gold und costly Jewels,
Sapphires blue, and rubles led.
Filmy lace and costly silver.
Rare brocade of satin sheen;
Ivoik. peuil and scented leather,
Treasures to delight a queen.
Hut a single rose of i rinison
Overladen with pel fui.ii!
alike its soul to thrill her senses
And to till the lolly i lorn.
And she knew (In- love thai sent It,
111 pk less, humble, UllconfehS' d.
And she pinned its iiuK'aul iieuuty
In the laces on her breast.
"Fold me in my velvet riiuiule,
HriiiK 'he coach unto the door.''
O'er the frozen snow It rumbled
Win ie It lie er had passed before,
llar.mg at a crazy dwelling
la the outskirts of ihe town.
Whole ihc grimy panes were biok' n
And the stairs were falling down.
I p mid up sin- inioinied. paming,
Cuidod ever by a thin
Thread of faint, uncrr'niii music
From a mouintul violin.
Till she stood upon th- Hire-hold
i if the awie where hi- p'.a.i-u
l.ol o'l Sell! llle glokk iug sMl'lil-l .
Ami 1 bring you love." she 5. mi
MINNA IKVIN'J
( hrWImaa llt-lls.
If. long ago.
Tlie Clinsui.aH bells bad never rung
Across the snow
While Ji. dan's shepherds watched thi.
flocks by idylit.
Ili.d I 'a thai woiuiious star burst on their
eight
And 1- 1 lie ni unto where a youi.g child
lay.
The world would be a dreary world this
v Inter di.v.
If on that i lorti,
'In Hi I lilela in h plain the Virgin's son
Had Hot hen hot it
How the bells ring '
And how. in th- far frosty tky.
Tin; angels eir.gl
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WHERE THE FIRST CHRISTIAN SUNDAY SCH DOL MEETS. .it , 4k , W s 1 rt ( ' J , ' '
tist and tho Second Presbyterian. Each ont I "-m.?! &Wmm.&VJ?Urmf A ..j' 1 1 V 'V t f
UMM veH,e. auov. iiSO attendance. f V-ti5l ife f , V, t' ' f d
t-A'l I i";.:i"''ji-vc I DlvUlnna of lh Wiirk. E X$&!?JlVyLtXl---4&..iftrS m - ' t ' l -vV' i I
IVi-&e Among the most modern features of Sun- " " X' 4 V , t , & IT - 5 S rr. I !
'' . ';:. I u" miiooi woiH an- luuo.iiy i- aP.v. v-.: k -?. ' vt v' '- V . .- -k . V- I
- ,nent' t',"'"'' nn(l '" oi-ganization fr ljfitfiv jjSST'Wi s.!5 M ' fS- 'f.7V'v'. '-
Voung nan and young women, the cradle Pim-iAf.lfriW ' W Ol W.A i . U .
A.V.-J roll and the honie de:.in.enl. l-'.2ft3TiSZ VV. v'i.- Jtf VJft . Uf- "1 "
ere Is no longer an Infant class in most jfW VvlA 1i.4JLk l -.1 r Qi tMJFXi If. . 'Of ' X -,V
ltio the school ic sii m a- tln-y are oll
enough to attend, by inllstlntc the lnt"tet
of the patents wlon thry are Kilns ill
nuns. The name cf a Kihy Is plured on
the Simiay sclioul roll when Us par-nts
rite willlni:. S in- Utile tot of tli" primary
il purtment lasi". th I I ' " as her 'special
ci.ai H' . PI.'- brinr- lt birth ofleiini;, rendi
it pivseuld and reports cm it to In r cl.ws.
This erudlc roll Is rtjtard-'il as nn lmort
u tit factor in Ri ttlim the parents inter
ested. In InlluriuinR them to keep their
older children in school and to m ml tho
liaby win n tt is I! years of awe. Pome
times thole is a d:iy appointed for Kivlni
out cradle roll certificate? and the mothers
come with the babies In their arms. Tills
occasion is usually on Kaster. Children's
day or a special rally day. In the certifi
cate, are placed the name of the i hlld. the
names of Its parents and the dute of its
birth. It Is signed by ti c superintendent
of the school and the secretary of tho
cradle roll. The First I'nited lre.sbyterlan
Sunday school has the largest number of
babies enrolled in this way and the He ward
Street Methodist is a closo second.
OrBnnltlng ihc Older Pupils.
In the larger and some of the smaller
schools the young men's and young
women's classes Hre formed Into organiza
tions run by the members of the class.
They are primarily for study, hut they have
a social feature. The Men's Haraea cltisa
Is new s nit Inns 1 organlutlon wtUcb finds
What joy, what hope, what radiance di
vine Shines from that star, and shall forever
shine!
The song Is ringing over all the e;irih
Today lias si en a wondrous siglil, the Sa
vior's bii'h!
Rut, ail! the woe
If Christinas bells h .d never rung
Across ilu: snow!
-ROBERT HKRKICK.
M sea.
Christmas at sea-and still the ghost fog
lingers.
Far oil Arenas 'brows her beacon light.
Or like an air-iol litis a glowing linger
To warn us uust I'.e p-t ils of the night.
The mists aiise. filo ocear. s-- ms to listen
I o catch the greeting ot lie- kindly .-ars;
Tio in urn pours forih her scattered hc-ann,
th..l glisten
Among the jeweled fiost points on the
i). kkl,
cf no
it: that lar hailjor vvait-
l'or ink- return on this houii-iou intt day
Why should the sailor u-e! the I'iiiisimaa
nr-i ting
Witn port and hv such bitter h agues
away?
Star of the lon'ly mariner, so keep
Love la ih kkoild an 1 imnf upon the
dee..!
WAI.I.A''li IRWIN.
I t.n-ellna.
We wish you a merry Christinas,
And if we could have our way.
We wiolid ill Ike ai lean- and to o rokk
out of jour lii'e today.
This Im-h ut If ul chiiim"S morning
S- on' 1 i e hrivliM el of nil i ... .war:
i- would Iii.uk ou peace ami gladaesa,
Willi Hod's go-id Vkili and eoe.l .
There would lie no empty places.
Not even line v;:canl i na.!',
And not a nigh or a heart cry, .
Should tall on the ( luistinao air.
i 1 1 t y the soni; of tin angels
lioiild tloi.t through tnis air tiiis da
i'o.i. and :eiii nil the caitli.
il we could have our a.
;iL1C PiULLU'd AI.ni'.K'H
w-.k-.r'm' . .-i" i .i'-.iTT uc . -" :. s'? r " iv; n. i"jt-sr .i.-.j
Its way Into schools of nil denominations,
with the rv options Catholic and llpis
copal A notable eviuipie in Onial.a i.s the
Mi n'j Har.ic.i chips of the Calvary l.aptlst
church. Young women .ue handed
pet her In the sime mahin'l' In I'hllatliea
clashes. These societies hav a social een-
lug perhaps once a
In kee) iuK the ineml
mvinth .nn
is Interest
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Home SI nil Work.
The home department is designed to
reach nil who are unablo or disinclined to
attend the s'anday school. It offers a prac
tical and profitable tnet' od of liible study,
of aid and supervision in sii' h study, and
of connection with the Sunday senm 1 while
yet ti e one st.iilvilm remains ut heme. It
I- helpful to the ai;cd an) to invalids, to
those whoso duties keep them from the
school, and to those w ho live at a distance.
Members of the home department agree
to study thirty minutes or un hour a week
and they are furnished with Sunday school
suppllej, sent by the ruperliileuiieut In
care of messengers or visitors, who volun
teer to visit the stay-at-homes.
The duties of tho superintendent in con
nection with this department are to plan
the work, to appoint and direct the visitors,
to receive their reports and to make reports
on his own part to tho school and from the
school to the members of the home depart
ment. The duties of the visitors are to or
ganize classes: to visit all members of these
classes regularly and keep them In touch
with the school, distributing and collectlns?
fcll Sunday school material: to make re
ports to their superintendent regularly,
usually ut n meeting of the visitors and su
perintendent; to resrt to the pastor any
eases coining to their knowledge of new
SOaiers. sickness, destitution, trouble and
religious interest. Visitors are generally
women liecatiso they can command their
time belter and can enter families more
easily. Classes in the home department are
quite difleietit from those In the regular
school. They are not composed of people of
th" same age or those of the same stage of
advancement, but of those under tho earn
f the simf visitor. Sometimes they may be
lli'sses of individuals, who have no relation
each other, they may be family classes or
they may bo neighborhood classes. Wh.it
ver the nature of tho class, it Bends in Us
vn collections and Its members have re
port cards. Frequently interest Is developed
from these classes which leads to recruits
for tho Sunday school proper. Parents es
pecially become interested and realize the
ucesslty of better religious training for
aVir children, so send lliein whore they
will have direct siiiiervlaion of competent
teachers.
Aid la Founding Missions.
Largo Sunday schools Hre the founders of
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CALVARY BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL IN" SESSION.
Christmas
The Guest at the Inn.
The Princess came to Bethlehem's Inn;
The Keeper he bowed low;
He sent his servants hero and yon,
His maids ran to and fro.
They spread soft carpets for her feet,
Her bed with linen tine;
They tuuied her board with savory meats,
They brought rich fruits and wine.
The Merchant came to Bethlehem's Inn,
Across the desert fur,
From Ispahan and Samarcand,
And hoary Kandahar.
Rich Orient freight his camels bore,;
The gates Hew open wide.
As in he swept vviih stately mien,
His long, slow train tie.sidc.
Tho Pilgrim came to Retlileliem's Inn:
Wayworn Bid old was he.
With b ard unshorn and garments torn,
A piteous tight to see!
He found a corner dim and lone;
lie ate his scanty fare:
Then laid his scrip and sandals bv.
And said ills evening pi.tver.
The lies-par came to Rethleliom's Inn.
They turned him not away,
Thouch men and maidens scoffed at him.
They tiude the varlet stay.
"The dogs have room; then why no: he?"
on.' to another said;
"Kven dogs have arih to lie upon,
Atid plenteous broken bread!"
.Mnld Mary fared to ft t hleheiu s Inn:
Dark was the night and cold.
And eerily the Icy blast
Swept down across the wold.
Khe drew In r dark brown mantle close.
M r w iinr o round her heud.
"Oh. bantu on. my Sold." she cried.
"For 1 am sore bestead!"
Maid Mark- came to H-t l.h-heui's Inn:
There wa no room, for her;
They brought her neither meat nor wine,
Nor fragrant oil, nor myrrh.
Rut where the horned oxen fed
Amid the Hic.ive.s of corn.
Ore splendid slar Mamed out afar
When our 1-oiJ Christ was bom
-JLLIA C. R. KORR.
in the teaching corps l" it is pos-lble tf In
terest. Th. Post Presbyterian. Trinity
Meth. il .-t. Second Prcsb te-1 in and Cal
vary liartN' Sunday schools nil ni.unU-n
i d. -sions. Tie Cist, liar St Met Pies', y ; -rlaii
Sunday school t,.. twa, one the I'm k Forest
mission ViMl't'i end lominlon streets,
(Jc.o-j- K. cro-hv s n. i Intend' nt, and tho
idiet tho Un';!!-'! Street mission, at Nine
Pi nth ai d t'ntario. Fn-I Krclle supcrln
t' i. dent
Wnrli In thf Mission Field.
F.very serool la-; a mlss-on.iry fund. Tn
some a collection Is taken on a certain day
for mi.sioaary niVenngs, ami in others a
certain per ci tit of the year's collections Is
Klven. From . to J: I s lvn to tni . slon
ary foc'ciics eat li year by each school, ac
cording to Its Slo.
I-lttle childre n in India and China are sup
ported and sent to Christian schools by
soinn of the schools. AM the birthday offer
ings at the Cen'ral I'nited Prribyterlan
school are for the support of two Hindu
ehl'dren. Several sol ools cf the el'y con
tribute in like manner to the t dacatioii of
a heathen child or two, and it does the Sun
day school children a world of good to think
they are doing good for some one so far
away. Letters are sent by tho missionaries
In the far-off lands to tho children who are
supporting the little brown and yellow
children, aril American boys and girls aro
glad to hear from their cousins across th
seas and to know that their Interest Is be
ing appreciated.
Milipnip of the "(hniili.
The Sunday school library is almost a
thing of the past as far ns city schools nre
concerned, where tho easy across to large
public libraries render them superfluous and
a neidless i xpi use. In the country end ill
small towns the library Is a valuable ad
junct to the Sunday school system.
School expenses and school collections
vary greatly. Tho offerings of the Central
I'nited Presbyterian school amount yearly
to about H'A and the expenses are about
half that. lnho Castollar Street school,
which Is composed mainly of small children
and has an average attendance of 3U), the
yearly collections averago tXA After pay
ing Its own exjienses, this school has still
enough left to keep the two missions alive.
The Seward Street Methodist school, with,
an average of 3o0 attendance, gives an
nually $.! In collections, and Its expenses
are about $)i0.
A new Idea has Infused Itself Into Sunday
schools In general with regard to Christ
mas. It Is that It Is more blessed to give,
than to receive. Instead of having Christ
mas trees for the children the latter are
well content to take iart In a Christmas en
tertainment, at which they and their par-
ents bring gifts for the poor. All sorts of
eatables and things to wear, and money
also, ure brought, and the children take
great delight in learning how their gifts
aro to be distributed and in helping to dis
tribute them. This year at the Christmas
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entertainment the Walnut Hill Methodist
Sunday school will take a collection for the
Mothers' Jewels Home, a foundling asylum
at York. Many of the schools are planning
similar entertainments, the offerings at
which will bo for the purpose of making the
poor people of tho city happy at Christmas.
Man's Place at Christmas
A mun is pretty lucky If he can get a tie
ami a pair of gloves, which he would have
to have anyway, out of all tho money his
family spends for Christmas.
There may be a grain or two of truth
In this, hut It seems rather a brutal way
of saying that the man does not hold the
center of tho stage through all the gieat
drama of Christmas. That he Is not given
the chief role In the holiday cast the av
erage man Is js-rfortly willing to iuln.lt,
then to go ahead and do the best ho can
with tho minor part given him to play. It.
however, gem rally falls to his lot to niak.--.
the play n success by opening wide, his
parse and putting into circulation the
money he has been anlo to acquire by a
year or n.oro or less strenuous toil. Of
course, he is not expected to spend It sll.
to leave his purse entirely empty and his
bank account a complete wreck, but It Is
demanded of him that he be lib, rat with
Ids surplus, more liberal, in fact, t:.an '
any other season of the year.
Nor has the man any right lo expert tii.it
on 1'hrlsliii.i day he Is to lie loaded il-.w.
Willi pres. mis which none but hinisc f . a.i
enjoy. 1.- would tie s.-lllsh. indeed, t'
lake any such view of the real lie antng of
the holiday. . mull Wil'l good colnlnoi.
M i:se s..oi.id Ie. 1 perfectly sa 1Mb d if l.i
wife pies-, it:- If.,, with a sel of la.v '
tains for H e paili..- v.iu-iows, a .-..s:ly i -a
for the piano, or the latest edilhii -1
best-known i-iok In. ok. Tin., he ..n .-a
nit these thln-is or w.-.u- them to il t'
every day to si.o.v lli.-iu lo lis tia-ic - - '
prove what -ood la -to his wife has. "'"
he can have ll.e ph aslllo of 1. -kll - at i!.e
curtains and the luno cover, w.'.lle 'he
cook book may bring at om a nna i.-'e d
reform in the household cuisine.
It is. therefore, the duty of man ''
well content with the impersenal Christinaa
gift, the one others ran enjey kU wU as
LUateLf. Boitlmwre Ajntjicaa.