Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 17, 1905, Page 4, Image 25
rpHnifr 17. W. Method of Organizing and Operating a Modern Sunday School THE OMAHA ILLUSTRATED BEE. JLUjJ-T4 - i. ; -4-..'' rnr!:"-i rWSl''' t'4 iii i i.... fr; ' I" -:?lv.: .KCI f -VwV I Lg GLIMPSE OP THE ' iHE Sunday school Idea is not new, I I I nor Is It modern. 11 is a matter ff L 1 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 v - - - r. w -' 1 1 1 PRIMARY 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 f .3 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 ,sFr s s, kk5?'k-;kt..2.-r-).HS.J.A'.v-'',-.'' k if' 'r r 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. '-' WL ' sT-i sf 1 sT. Mi I r - t j - J K . : , . . i " . ' . , 1 ' i &! I '", ' " t , 1 " i ' 4 &t&:- ' x I , t' t".s .vs t i f fl. V4 A Te"1 '.. " V ,'Vev !V- -:.'., -vl missions in districts remote from the i . O VA, If . fu,"l ifrr V'l church. Sunday school Is held usually In ' 'J .If Vl VN u jV 'i " r,J Uic afternoon and the superintendent and ZJ '''ZLif .JL 'I1 ' ' WV,. -h. -.IK J I ;-'.'.. iVtN'.''' "" ; - ."--! I some of the teachers are from tho parent " iJvT . -fj .'v'-Yc- Virfi- "itfi.' ;- -V V" ' J school. As many local workers are enlUteU U,Xif.fjr,r'- a, v ,s? h '. "-'.-vV i', ; . rr'J ' '; . ' - o .? ,vvar ' ' 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 L' ' -v '.(.'- : 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 this d. h. Ipi 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 A' . Iri.v 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 M r li, X ':'-1 '.:. ti XT -v o7. .k'.' ; u .5- ' v 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.