Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 24, 1909, EDITORIAL, Page 6, Image 14

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Sunday Service for the Deaf Mates at
St. Ann's.
W. C. T. U. Leaders Are Women of Serious Age
eat Success
! Ponlni of lira da la the
Worship of Ik Deaf Ultra
Inapreeeloa of a Hearing;
NEW YORK, Oct. 2.I. From the unpre
tentious broun structure on an upper
West Klde cross mi eft "bearing above m
entrance the Inscription, "St. Ann'i
Church," no bells call the parishioners to
service. Burn a summons would be but a
hollow mockery, for St. Ann's Is a congre
S (it Ion of deaf mutes.
Within no bound of organ or choir greets
the late comer. The former could not
be heard and the members of the latter
have not the voices w 1th which to sing.
In the enshrouding silence of the service
all the more pregnant nre the Inscriptions
over the left vestry door, 'The ears of the
deaf shall be unstopped," and the second
Inscription over the vestry door to the
rlcht, "The tongues of the dumb shall
To the bearing visitor, accustomed to
anthem and prayer and organ and thn
service of sound, the noiseless servloe Is
almost uncannily strange. As one enter
and takes a sent there Is no turning nor
craning of heads. No matter how noisily
one comes these worshippers are not dis
turbed. Quietly expectant they tit and
face the altar, now and then making some
of their mysterious parses of conversa
tion. When the rector appears, and the vested
choir of young women the attention con
centrates, but there Is ytt no sound. Si
lently the congregation rise when the rec
tor makes the gestures and movements
of the hand which to them Is the volclns
of prayer, and upon him their eyes arc
kept riveted, for It is a peculiarity of the
deaf mute service that there can be no
bowing ef heads and resting of eyes.
Spell of the Alienee.
The spell of quietude falls upon the hear
ing visitor among the deaf mutes all peo
ple are divided Into two classes, themselves
and bearing people and when a belated
one walks In unconscious of creaking shoes
the sound breaks sharply and disagreeably
upon the hearer's ear. He starts when a
sudden cough fr6m one of the rear seat
cuta into the silence. It seems there should
be no sound for him any more than for his
neighbors, who ajt, eyee riveted on the
In the center stancts the rector with the
white beard, bald head and kindly face of
a patriarch. The vested young women
watch his every motion Intently for they
must lead In the responses, which must
begin simultaneously, not at the cessation
of his movement.
One of them acts as leader, and to her
the eyes of the others shift at the begin
ning of the responHe, and the lightning
passes of hands and fingers accord them
selves, .c hers, for there must be utter uni
son in this sort of chorus expression as in
that of the voice. The white bearded pastor
now rivets his gaze on them in turn, for he
must see when their movements stop in
order to know that the response is ended.
Heading; the Lesson.
When the time for the reading of the
Usson comes he adjusts his glasses. The
hearing visitor receives a slight shock at
this. The atmosphere of a silent com
munion has enveloped him and he can
scarcely realize that the patriarchal pastor
is putting on ordinary spectacles with
which to look at ordinary prints as he him
self might do, In order to translate it in
the weird, noiseless way.
An obliging member of the congregation
finds the place for the visitor, who, despite
his superior faculty, needs help here; finds
the place in the small Bible placed to
gether with a hymnal and a prayer book In
each of the pews. The congregation for- the
most part seem to prefer the movements
which are as a voice to them to the printed
pages of the book.
It is the same with the singing of the
hymns. There are' no elaborate anthems,
for these depend altogether upon their in
tricacies of sound and vocal contortion and
not upon the beauty of the thought of the
words. The hymn Is announced by. little
more than a gesture, the place Is quickly
found and the chorister lead.
Motion by motion, pass by pass, glide by
glide, the others move simultaneously with
her, many of the congregation joining in,
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and their number is
growing every year,
are young women not
long out of college
who are giving their'
tslenta. their ednrA-
1'V Pii tlon and their enthu
siasm to advance
these reforms that
thinking women are
coming to recognize
as vital to the moral
and physical health
of society. Equipped
with liberal educa
tion and the culture
and the confidence
that accompany it,
and many of them
""7 U with large private
means, this corps of workers are able suc
cessors to the pioneers who are so fast
dropping out of the ranks of the active.
Each year the memorial membership in
creases, but In even greater proportion the
roll of active young women Is growing.
More than any other convention, the
Omaha meeting baa been privileged to re
joice over victories won In the cause of
temperance, but more than any other, too,
It is called upon to plan wisely If all that
11 ' III II is possible to it be gained. Especial stress
will be put upon the necessity of the gov
ernment's ceasing to grant llsences for the
sale of liquor in prohibition, an local option
territories and every state delegation will
return freBhly' impressed, with the neces
sity of so Impressing Its representatives in
If there are still those who contend the law making bodies of the nation,
that the home is neglected when even a Perhaps the most serious matter that has
convention of women sits a glance over come before the convention In several years
the thirty-sixth annual meeting of the was the amendment of Its constitution pro
National Women's Christian Temperance vlding for the blending of the senior Loyal
union in session this week at the Audi- Temperance Legion and the Tounj Wo
torlum would forever silence them. Of the men's Christian Temperance Union In a
BOO or more delegates and twice that num- new department or organization to be
ber of visiting women who make up that known as the Young People's Branch of
gathering, the majority are past the prime the Women's Christian Temperance Union,
of life and their white hair and earnest By this action the boys and girls over 14
faces bespeak a right well earned to sit In and young men and women under 25 who
the council of one of the world's greatest are organized in the future will go Into
reform organizations. They are women the new Bociety, and those under 14 years
who have reared their families and who, will constitute the Loyal Temperance Le
for the most part, have grown old in the glon of 'the future. It was feared by many
service that today as never before Is that establishing an age limit would tend
promised a reward in proportion as it de- to drive out young men, but on the other
serves. hand it was argued that at 26 years a man
Among them are women who are known or woman is past the age when they are
the length and breadth of the country most likely to be estranged from Influ-
fts speakers and lecturers or as ences that have so long prevailed In their
leaders of some of the several im- lives.
portent branches of reform and educa- - Mis Margaret Wlntringer of Evanston,
tlonal work that the Women's Chrio- 111., la general seoretary of the Loyal Tem-
tlan Temperance union is advancing, while perance Legion, and has had a substantial
other enjoy reputations abroad, for the share In bringing It to it" present fine
American organization Is but a part of a working order. She woe strongly opposed
great world' association all working to to any change of its regulation,
the same end. Kiss Rhena Mosher of New York is gen-
But these women are not all grand- era! secretary of the "Y's" as the Young
mother or mother. Many among them Women' Christian Temperance union is
have sacrificed marriage and dedicated commonly known. Gifted, enthusiastic and
their live to the work while many others, a speaker that can hold her audience, she
1 an admirable leader of young women
and she has done much to make the "Y"
the active, growing organisation that it
ts today.
" The press Is one of the most active and
Important of the union's branches. It em
brace about forty state national publica
tions and a corps of more than commonly
bright women editors. Mrs. Cornelia
Jewett of Evanston, 111., Is managing edi
tor of the Union Signal, one of the national
official organ of the union." Mrs. Jewett
learned to set type before she entered her
teens and has worked up from the case
to reportorlal and editorial positions on
several daily papers. For several years
she ha served In her present position, and
it Is one of the very Important ones in
the national organization a It provides for
the thousand who must -remain at home
a resume of all the good things enjoyed
by the privileged few who attend the con
ventions as well as disseminating general
Information regarding the organization's
work during the year.
Mr Edith Smith Davi of Milwaukee,
superintendent of scientific temperence In
structions, and Mrs. M. M.- Allen of New
York, superintendent of medical temperance,
have enjoyed especial distinction the past
year. Both were sent as representatives of
the United States government to the Antl
Alcohollc conference held lest July "In Lon
don, where they attracted much attention
for their methods and their accomplish
ments in their respective work.
Mrs. Mary Harris Armor, ex-presldent
of the Georgia Women' Christian Temper
ance union, and upon whom was confered
the honor of preaching ' the convention
sermon Sunday afternoon, is recognized as
one of the strongest organizers and lectur
ers in the national association. Since giv
ing uch valiant aid In the campaign
that gained prohibition for her own state,
Mrs. Armour has gone Into the field to
help otherB and between now and election
this fail Bhe will speak In several states.
Musio has ever had an Important part
In organization work and not the least
Important of the departments of the
National Women's Christian Temperance
union ts that ot musical direction at the
head of which is Mrs. Frances Graham of
New York. Mrs. Graham, her baton tipped
with the white ribbon bow, the emblem of
the Women's Christian Temperance union,
has directed the music of. the Omaha con
vention with an engery and a vim that
has made 1 one of the most attractive
Another of the other well known women
in the' Omaha meeting 4 Miss Elizabeth
Gordon of Massachusetts, a sister of Miss
Anna Gordon, national vice-president a(
large, and herself one of the national evan
gelists. Miss Gordon is' also acting presi
dent of the Massachusetts delegation.
Mrs. E M. Thatcher is superintendent of
the union's work among soldiers and
Bailors, and her work has been estimated
a among the most valuable departments.
The Value of
Tb value ot teeth good teeth,
white, dazzling teeth Is not to be
measured In dollars and cents.
Beautiful teeth are the biggest and
beet assets that men and wouaea can
possess, for they not only attract at
tention, but they beautify a face that
might otherwise be hopelessly plain
without such help.
Then, too, beautiful teeth keep the
body In good repair, for it follows that
beautiful teeth must be good teeth and
that they will be perfect aids to the
proper mastication of the food.
All of this you will admit, but what
ot the man or woman who has lost
teeth through pyorrhea or poor den
tistry and Is wearing a partial plate or
a disfiguring bridge? Why, the Alveo
lar Method for them. We supply tooth
less people with beautiful, white, das
tllng teeth that look and act like they
grew In the Jaws.
There is no aurgery, no operation,
nothing painful about the work from
start to finish, and when the teeth are
In, they are In for keeps. ,
If you wear a partial plate and are
tired ot It, there Is immediate eman
ilpation for you, provided you have two
or more teeth left In either Jaw. With
these to work from, we supply all that
are missing. are near enough to our office
to call, let us make an examination ot
rour mouth free of any charge or ob
ligation. Those who cannot call should send
at once for our free book, which ex
plains the Alveolar Method a valu
able work on the very Important sub
ject of the teeth and their care. Send
'oday for your copy.
im. E. It. L. MURPHY
Suite 600-fllO New York Life lildg.
Tel., Doug. 8773.
Omaha, JXeb.
many merely watching! The obliging mem
ber again finds the place for the visitor
who depends upon sound. It l "There Is a
Land of Pure Delight" they are singing In
the soundless, ghostly fashion, and, verse
by verse they sing It through to the end.
The pastor mounts the pulpit and gives
the text of the sermon, later discovered
to be Matthew xlv:15. He Is clearly an
eloquent speaker one cannot help using the
word, even though he speaks with his
hands. His face light up, hi eye glow,
his lips move and there Is almost a breath
less stillness. Ills hands and fingers speak
the words, but his body, his arms, his face,
the embodiment of movement which he has
become, carry the spirit of hi message to
hi hearer again one must use the un
fitting word.
His Climax Tells.
Rapidly and more rapidly his gestures
heap themselves into a climax when he sud
denly stops short and bends forward. The
rhetorical shot has gone home, for a rip
pling sigh passe over the congregation.
He resumes, now quietly and calmly
narrating, as it would seem, now raising
his eves and pleading, now bursting Into
elo'iuence, passionate motion personified.
Nowh.-re could a more rapt audience be
found, nor tn any other church Such
engrossed attention. These are people who
have come for one purpose, and In order
to receive the message they want they
cannot lean back comfortably, half close
their eyes and sleepily half listen. The
preacher claims every pair of eyes until
the end.
Perhaps the row of little boy over at
one side may be excepted. Boy will be
boys under any conditions, and it is not
Impossible to conceive that the fluttering
of hands glimpsed occasionally behind the
shelter of the pew In front might be tak
ing an aside trend once in a while.
Over Half ai Cent err Old.
St. Ann' church for deaf mute, with its
present membership of over 250, was es
tablished in 1&2, when a group of deaf
mutes, together with hearing friends, as
the tablet plaoed on the chuich wall puts
it, convened together for worship. It passed
through many vicissitudes, finally Joining
St. Matthew's. The present building, dedi
cated in 1896, has a comfortably furnished
auditorium above and a basement very
completely equipped for the various side
Issues of the modern church, which the
deaf mutes look after as carefully a any
other organization.
Down here Is the room with two sewing
machine where the sewing society meets,
the room where church dinners and re.
ceptlons are held. Provision is made for
entertainments requiring a stage and stage
setting. Many deep drawers contain the
costumes owned for these purposes, a full
Shakespearian wardrobe being included, for
the alms of these non-speaking people are
not at all restricted by their lack and
they play Shakespeare with as nuch sest
a any one. Among the costumes Santa
Claus's makeup Is prominent, for the little
deaf mutes are Just like their noisy breth
ren In loving to see the patron saint of
Christmas unpack his sleigh and distri
bute the presents hanging on the Christmas
Kt1S krhaol Cocalif.
Alt-o down in the banement 1 the library
with many old and valuable books given
by a "wealthy hearing lady," and here an
eventng school -will open In a short time.
Majestically through the rooms stalks a
sleek cat which leemi .to claim owner
ship to all and even disregards the heavy
stillness which hangs over the place by
fearlessly giving vent to a shrill, discor
dant yowl when her tall Is Inadvertently
trod upon. Nothing but the feline tem
perament could withstand the spell of the
place which sends the human hearer
whluperlng into the street, whispering be
cause he cannot quite accustom himself
to the Bound of his own voice until he has
wallttd a block or so and been brought back
to his normal state by the clangor of the
street cars. -
Shortly will be unveiled a memorial tab
let of the Rev. Thomas Gallaudet, D. D.,
L. II D., who was one of the founders of
the church, its pastor for the best part ot
half a century, and the founder of the Gal
laudet Home for Deaf Mutes. His active
service In the Church Mission for Deaf
Mutes endeared him to these restricted peo
ple, as the ministrations of the present
pastor, the Rev. John Chamberlain, D. D.,
are endearing him to those who cannot
peuk nor hear.
' Under the management of the New York
church Is one In Brooklyn and one In New
ark. Here services are held and occa
sionally speakers of note are heard that
word again! through the medium of Inter
preting hearers who can use the sign lan
guage and follow the speaker at his 'own
pace. In discourse the deaf mutes never
or rarely use the letter alphabet. It la
much too clumsy and slow. They make use
of a sign language which enables them to
proceed at a speed equal to vocal condi
tions. ,
In all the churches work Is carried on
tn every branch, the needs of the destitute
deaf mute being looked after, social com
mittees, parish meetings and guild meetlngi
filling a regulation calendar and much good
being done along charitable lines through
the assistance of hearing friends.
New Rales Respecting Fiaaaees
leaned at the Isitsset of
tb Pope.
An Important "instruction" regarding
the financial liabilities that may be law
fully assumed by Roman Cathollo re
ligious houses,- provinces ar-i general
curia ha recently been issued from the
Vatican under the signatures of Cardinal
Vive y Tuto. prefect, and Abbot Jans
sens, O. S. B secretary of the Congre
gation of Religious. It is understood in
Cathollo circles that the Inspiration of It
ha come from the, pope himself.
The document Is interesting on account
of the glimpse it give of the character of
the new universal code of canon law
which Cardinal Gasparii. with his' forty
commissioners, is completing.
The 'instruction' really forms part of
this code, and both Cardinal Vlves and
Abbot Janssen are among the most active
members of the commission of codification.
The same 1 true of another document
Just issued regarding the exclusion of cer
tain claasee of persons as candidate for
the religious life.
The "Instruction" regarding debts points
out that the facility with which they
are contracted "disturb the peace and Im
peril the good repute" of various 'Te
llgloue families." Such liabilities are often
contracted unwisely with the beet of mo
tives, such as the extension of an order
or 'the relief of dUtress. They are dan
gerous, however, when they do not har
monize with Christian prudence. There
fore Plus X, after taking the opinion of
the Congregation of Religious In a plenary
meeting held In the Vatican on July SO,
1900, decided to Issue prescription for the
observance of all orders, congregation
and. Institute of both sexes, whether of
solemn or simple vows, and by monas
teries, colleges and religious houses.
All superior are forbidden to contract
serious debt or undertake financial ob
ligation without the consent of the gen
eral or provincial council under whose
Jurisdiction they are, or In the absence
of such bodies, without the consent of the
bishop.' Serious debts are defined as
ranging from 1100 to t200 In the case of
single houses, from $200 to 11.000 in the
case of provinces and anything exceeding
$1,000 in the case of general curias. If a
liability of over 12,000 is to be formed the
permission of the apostolic see must be
Congregations having no councils are
ordered to constitute them within three
No foundation of a monastery or house,
and no extension or change of a founda
tion is to be made when the necessary
money is not in hand and when for this
purpose debts or financial obligations have
to be contracted, although the ground or
material for the building or eome part
of the building Itself be given gratu!
In order that money and other resources
may be legitimately put Into some safe,
lawful and fruitful investment the vote
of the council Is required to be taken
each time and full Information given to
the council concerning the form, method
and other circumstances of the Invest
ment. This Is also to be observed for any
change of Investments.
The burdening with obligations, even
for a time, of legacies left for masses Is
forbidden, and no part of money given
for this purpose can be spent before the
celebration of the masses; the sura must
be kept Integrally until this Is done. It
is also positively prohibited to spend the
capital of the dowers of nuns during
their lifetime. All the other provisions
apply to congregation of women equally
with those of men. New York Sun.
It'e the ha me la lllch Latltvdta.
Mrs. Igloo I haven't seen you in ever so
long. Mrs. Cachay. Been 111?
Mr. Cachay No, Mrs. Igloo. I've been
drying prnmican. Our folks all love It so
well I've packed away forty-three boxes.
Mrs. Igloo I didn't put up any peinmican
this year. The boy don't seem to care for
it. But I've got seventy-three cans of
blubber, and nir.e quarts of walrus oil.
Mrs. Cachay I didn't have any luck this
year with blubber, but my seal fat Jelled
beautifully, and I've got a tub of pickled
bears' feet that can't be beat.
Mrs. Igloo Did you have any luck with
your candle grease?
Mrs. CacliayVes, fairly good. I frapped
nineteen pint cans of it. Cleveland Plain
A Harhelor's Reflection.
Propinquity I nine point of the law of
Anthou', a woman can always vote to
spm J her husband's money.
The remarkable thing about a woman'
faith is how It can be lust as strong after
the foundations have been knocked from
under it. - ,
A man can be so proud of getting
duwn to breakfast nearly on time that he
ran gat mad with hla wife for not eaying
it's because he so smart she hart to
call him only three tliuus. Aiew . Turk
But the sale has gone beyond our expecta
tion and being enthused with the response we
have decided to continue the sale Monday and
we will add one hundred regular $25.00, $29.75
and $35.00 suits from our own stock.
JOS. C. LUNTZ & CO., New York
Entire .Stock of
Tailor Made Suits
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Bought by our resident New York buyer of
Jos, C. Luntz & Co., who were anxious to
turn their stock into cash for 40 discount,
arid as it is our policy to sell as we buy, so on
at 8 A. Me
Our doors will swing wide VI
open with a sale of W o
men's Tailored Suits
made to sell at $25.00,
$2750, $30, $32.50 and
$35; on sale Monday, at...
The suits are all beautiful new fall models, made of
. all wool materials, including every size. Some of the
suits have been on display in our windows, and as we
have announced in former issues that this bargain
event takes' place Monday, there is. no doubt but
, what hundreds have been waiting for this great sale,
and as we expect big crowds, wc request you to
please come early before the big rush starts. ,
113 South 16th StreetOpposite Woolworth's 6c and 10c Store
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design and much better made than most
corsets, but simply a corset.
J Without the special Nemo features no corset
can be made that can possibly help a stout woman
to re-shape and reduce her figure except, per
haps, by main force, which always means danger.
I Nemo Corsets are scientific in design and
.absolutely hygienic. Therefore, they produce
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IT IS IMPOSSIBLE for other makers to
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Nemo patents; and, for this reason, all
the attempted imitations of the Nemo Self
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$3.00, $4.00, $5.00, $8.00 and $10.00
Nemo No. 403 is a new model tot ahort-waistod stout
women low bust and under arm; with the new Nemo Relief
Bands, which firmly support the abdomen from under
neath 4-00.
Nemo No. 801 Is a mode similar to No. 403, but made of
fine white mercerized brocade; a luxurious cortet $8.00.
All Nemo Corsets at $3.00 or more are finished
with the new Lastikops Hose Supporters, which
are guaranteed to outwear any corset
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