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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 2.
OLVIIA, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER
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President and Nearly All Citim of
Capital Spend Yuletide at
SNOWFALL BEGEfS AT LAWN
ExecntiTe Deyotei Part of Day and
Evening to Work.
VICE PRESIDENT AT UTICA
Xr. and Mrs. Sherman Hare Family
Gathering at Home.
GREEN CHRISTHA3 IN NEW YORK
TktiMidi of the City's Poor Provided
with Dinner by inrnu Char
itable Aa-eneieo tailors nn
WASHINGTON'. Dec. 35. From the presi
dent of the nation to the humblest resident,
tha citizen of Washington enjoyed one
feature of the holiday in common a
glorious nhlte Christmas.
With dawn today came the failing of
new and by tha time moat of the people
the city mere aattr, the ground u
vered to a depth of half an inch with
V.rs. Taft. accompanied by her daughter
Helen, attended services this morning at
St. John's Episcopal church. Tha church
is just a block imm the White House and
Mrs. Taf t trudged through the snowstorm
without an umbrella going to and returning
from tha edifice.
Preside at Makes Moat of Day.
President Taft remained indoors all day.
working on the problem "What is whlaky?"
This mooted question raised by distillers
under the pure food act has been pending
for some time and the president has de
termined to settle it as soon as possible.
He dictated to a stenographer fur some
time during the afternoon and had another
one engaged for the evening.
The decision, which probably will make
S.OW words In length, will be announced
President Taft and his family spent
Christmas in no different manner from
that of the thousands of others. Charley,
Robert and Miss Helen were at home, and
the president spent the greater part of
the day surrounded by his family. There
were no formalities.
Later in the day, the president went to
tha executive offices and put in some time
with official duties.
Vice President and Mrs. Sherman spent
the day at their home in Ullca, N. T. A
family gathering was a feature of the
day at the home of Secretary Knox oa
X street. With Mr. and Mrs. Knox were
their sons, Hugh S., and Philander Chase
Knox. Jr., and their daughter, Mrs. J. B.
TyDdle and her husband.
Secretary Dickinson took, bis Christina
dinner on board the Mayflower, en rout
to Porto Rico. Secretary Meyer, who baa
been absent on a hunting trip hurried home
to spend, tha day with bis family. Secre
tary and Mrs. MacVeagh, Secretary and
Mrs. ssllinger and Attorney General and
Mra. Wlckersham. celebrated Christmas at
their residence in Washington.
The noisy and demonstrate e celebration
on Christmas eve and Christmas day. which
has heretofore been a feature of the event
at the national capital was missing this
Cms Christmas la Gotham.
CITIX TORI' ruK KKanta llana '
brought a green Christmas to New York
this year with a threat of rain or snow
Tha gigantic task of providing big din
ners for the numerous thousands of tha
city's poor waa accomplished through, num-
erous agencies. The Salvation army, ths
Volunteers of America, tha Charity or
ganisation, newspapers and private in
dividuals dispensing a lavish hospitality.
AiUJUugu A hu w mm mu I
In hi grave only yesterday, tha "7 D.
Sullivan association" obeyed one of his
Although "Liu: Tim" Sullivan was laid
dying wishes and fed and clothed many
thousands of the Bowery district s poor.
Th particular guests of the city during
th holidays ax more than lO.tM sailors
of the Atlantic battleship fleet and each
man. with several months' pay in his
pocket. Is enjoying th city'a wecom to
SYRIANS WANT MONEY BACK
Xea Who Coatrthated to Xatarallaa
tloa Flaht Say Faad la A
WASHINGTON, Dei 2S.-Claiming ther
la no further need of effort to prove th
right of Syrians to naturalisation as Amer
ican cltlsens. Dr. Justin S. Kirreh has now
taken up witb the proper government and
states authorities th question of relation
to Syrians throughout tho United States
of money which they have contributed dur
ing th last few months to prove their
rights to become American citizens.
Dr. Kirreh claims th United Syrian
society, an organisation in New York, has
rtceivtd more than SlO.OiiO, th money hav
ing been solicited through several New
York pubiictiiuca printed in Arabic for
th purpose of aiding Syrians In tlus coun
try in their rights to cltixenship. Dr. Kir
reh has taken steps to have this money
HASKELL HEAD ADVANCED
Saserlstesdeat Peaira Plaawd
fharaw af Werk af E4seattag
LAWRENCE. Kan.. Dec 25. H. B.
Peaira, superintendent of the Haskell ln
atltut her, has been appointed national
supsrvlsor In charge of the work of educat
ing the Indiana, with headquarters at
Washington, D. C.
Itohert C. Tsraef.
FREMONT. Neb.. Dec 3 - Special)
Robert C. Turner of Waukesha, Wla., died
yesterday at the residence of his soa-ln-luw,
J. H. Knowle at th ag of 'X after
a Ion- Illness. Brief funeral .erv1ce were
held this afternoon and the body taken to
Wlacunsln for burial. His daughter and
s.i. R. I. Turner, accompanied It.
Mra. Saaaa Waltaal Peek.
DENVER. Colo., Dec IS.-Mrs. Susan
WaJUvai Peck, aged TO. oa of th best
known of Colorado's prominent women
died in Denver today. Bom In Danville.
lit. ah earn to Colorado from Caarllon.
1 la a vr4 wagoa ia UtO
Garden of Gods
as Public Part
Colorado Spring Geti Uig Christmas
Gift from Late Charles E.
COLORADO SPRINGS. Cc'o.. Dec. 25.
When Colorado Springs awoke this morning
It found in Its stocking the bls-rest Christ
mas gift in the history of the city the
famed Garden of the ods. presented by
the late Charles E. Perkins.
This marvelous park, which Is known
throughout the United 8tata and in many
foreign lands for Its curious- rock forma
tions, today becomes the property of Colo
rado Springs. The prrty. comprising 450
acres, is valued at KTC.anQ and makes ths
city's park system one o' the largest and
most varied in the world for a community
of this sice.
A spot will be set aside as a sits for the
erection of a memorial tal?rt to the donor.
Death to Unions
Cry of Employers
Shirt Waist Manufacturers' Organiza
tion Will Fight for Open
PHILADELPHIA. Pa.. Dec. 23 State
ments to the' public were published here
today by both the manufacturers and the
striking shirt waist makers. About slxty
shops in this city are affected by the
strike and at a meeting last night ownsrs
of forty-three establ.shments met and
formed an organisation.
in the statement issued in behalf of the
manufacturers it is said the association
was not formed to antagonise the strikers,
"as we know they have been misinformed
The statement continues:
"We shall insist upon an open shop and
no member of the organisation will be per
mitted to recognise the union. "We shall
try to Induce our employes to return to
work and we will prove to them that they
can obtain better conditions without a
union rather than by being affiliated with
The strikers demand increased pay, bet
ter conditions and closed shops.
The strikers' statement is as follows:
"We, the striking shirt makers, are only
asking for what Is Just and for recogni
tion of organised trade and better wages.
"We must pay for tha power, machin.
straps, needles, shuttles, and. worst of all
we must bring our own oil cans train
home to oil our machines We ask tha pub
lic this: Are we not Justified In asking for
an Increase of wages V
One of Oldest
Mrs. Maria Smith, Who Came to City
in 1856, Dies Christmas Day
Mrs. Maria Smith, a pioneer Omaha resi
dent, died Christmas morning at her home,
3022 Lindsay avenue, following an attack
of paralysis. She was 76 years of age and
well known, having come to Omaha in
1S66 and dwelling here continuously there
after. Three sons, a daughter, three sis
ters and a half sister survive her. The
twrml wlU Ptly be held Monday af-
ternoon from the home, with Interment in
Prospect Hill cemetery.
The surviving children are Mrs. Hattle
Clebaugh of Benson; Frank Smith oi
Mullin, Neb.: David and Fayette Gorman.
I sons of a former nurrtii mcirilno . In
Omaha. The liners are Mrs. Joseph
Dougherty of OmaLt; Mra. Howard of
Bellvldere, 111., and Mra. Marlon, who Uvea
" ' .
" Wisconsin. The half sister la Mra. I
Amanda Keller of Pierre. 8. D. I
For many years Mrs. Smith lived at
Twenty-fifth and Cuming streets and she
numbered among her friends and acquaint
ances a wide circle of Omahans. Tha, fu
neral Monday will undoubtedly b largely
TWO CHRISTMAS TRAGEDIES
RaJlroa Forosaaa Kills Wife aaa
Hlmaelf at AlaTlers, la, Saleiaa
at Hot Sarlasra, Ark.
NEW ORLEANS. Dec 25. Because his
wife had expressed a deslr to go to her
parents' home to spend Christmas, James
B. Blakley, a railroad foreman shot and
killed her and himself at their horn at
Algiers today. Th 4-year-old sen of the
coup: called neighbors to ths house and
told them of th quarrel and showed them
his parents lying dead on th floor.
HOT SPRINGS. Ark.. Dec 26. After
drinking a pint of high proof alcohol In a
futil attempt to commit suicide, Joseph
Bowden, a wealthy merchant of Salmon,
Idaho, succeded In accomplishing his pur
pose today by stabbing himself la th
neck with a pair of scissors. Despondency
I over 111 health is given aa th cans of
Batolli Urww Wars.
ROME. Dec. Si Cardins? Francis Ss
tolll's condition grows constantly worse
and at Intervals today he became delirious.
Th pope frequently sends his private sec
retary to inquire into the condition of th
Chance Telephone Call
Reunites Two Brothers
tXVKR, Dec X. Charles H. and John
W. Harrison, brothers, who had cot seen
or heard of each other for twenty years.
wer strangely reunited her today through
a chance telephone calL Mora than twenty
years ago, when U year old, Charles Har
rtscn ran away from bis horn at Law
rence. Kan. He drifted to Colorado and
beeara a successful mining prospector. In
th meantime John W. Harrison settled ra
Wyoming and became on of th eonatroo
Hon naineera In th Cnlon Pacific service
Today Charles H. Harrison went to the
offic of Attorney 8. IX grump on legal
business and while he was thr th tele
"Exeua me a moment," said the lawyer,
"I've got a long distance call. and. by th
way. It's a maa by yir nam. Xi&rrteon.
lit I up la LaraiuU."
Former President of Nicaragua En
route to Salina Cruz on Gunboat
DEPARTURE EFFECTED QUIETLY
His Absence from Corinto Not Dis
covered for Several Hours.
BOARDED BOAT C AFTERNOON
No Secrecy 0b ,N,'VX
g His trip
V nV,nv ort
4eretarr Wilson nys the
.e Department ta Wlthoat
Advices from Ceatral
SAN JUAN PEL PUR. Nicaragua. Dec.
25. Jose Santos Zelaya, who resigned the
presidency of Nicaragua, is now in full
night from Nicaragua and today is bound
for Saltna Crux, Mexico. Zelaya fled from
Managua to Corinto. whence he departed
at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon for
fiallna Crux oa beard the Mexican gun
boat General Guerrero. Former President
Zelaya s departure from Corinto was ef
fected quietly and he was thought to be
resting in that city last night. J
WASHINGTON. Dec. 25. -Christmas was
devoid of developments at Washington in
Nlcaraguan matters. First Assistant Sec
retary Huntington Wilson stau-d that no
additional intelligence had reached the da
partment today from the scene of trouble
in Central America and uo further action
bearing upon the situation was taken at
the State department. "
Statement from St. Paul that Early
Settlement of Strike is to Be
ST. PAUL. Minn.. Dect 25. Both the rall
ijeds and the men today were sanguine of
an early settlement of the strike difficul
ties. Governor Eberhardt. through whose
efforts the strikers and th railroads wera
enabled "to reopen negotiations, and who
was the Orst to suggest a conference of the
questions Involved to the Chicago confer
ence, said the on t look for immediate settle
ment Is bright. . He said!
"I "have talked with m-S of the rail
road officials ami beitev i. . j-. srtll bo ab'-a
to get together with the men over the dis
puted question of the reinstatement of tha
striking switchmen on such a basis as
will be satisfactory to both sides.
"I have decided to call a meeting in my
office at the state capitol at 11 o'clock
Monday forenoon, whan, I firmly believe,
all difficulties will be settled."
LINCOLN CARS ARE BLOCKED
Christmas Day Kinds Capital City
LINCOLN. Neb.. Dec. 23 A snowfall
Friday blocked local street car sen-ice and
only a few cars crept along the streets
Christmas morning. Suburban lines wera
completely blocked arid ther was no
service during the day.
DES MOINES. Ia., Dee. 25. Des Moines
la snowbound today, a fall of i--ven Inches
of snow during the nhrht being sufficient
: , n . ... n . i , .
to u" up tralric- Slret a"
and Incoming trains are late. The snow ,
orineo. mgn in in... ...., ,v
difficult for pedestrians to z-t down town.
INDIANOLA. Ia.. Dec 2S.-Seventy-flve
passenger, from Indlanola and Ml Interset, ,
Ilia ii j ui Kutilo uiicnucu M va .v . i. .ma ...
order to spend Christmas at home, were
compelled to pass Christmas eve on board
their coaches, which stuck In a snow
bank seven miles north of this city last
night. Th train arrived in Des Moines
at S o'clock this morning. The train was
composed of three coaches and a baggng
car. It left W internet at T o'clock, but by
the time it bad arrived at a Junction
where it met the Indtanoia train, snow had
drifted across th tract and further pro
gress was Impossible.
GIFT TO BRYN MAWR COLLEGE
Mem her af Claaa af lOft Gives f T.OOO
for Imyrwremeat a( Swlsu
PHILADELPHIA. Dec 2S. Bryn Mawr
college, th fashionable suburban v educa
tional institute for girls, today announced
that a gift of $7,008 had been received
from on of its alumnae. Miss Cynthia M.
Wesson of 8pringfleld. Mass. Miss Wes- i
soa, who was graduated in 109. was
prominent in the athletic affairs of the
institution and her gift la to be expended
toward th betterment of the college
swimming pool. All undergraduate girls
are reqnlrwd to qualify aa swimmers and
this art la' on of th most popular of
the college scholars.
"What's his first earns T' Inquired the
"John John W. Harrison."
"What!" yelled th visitor.
"Why. maybe, here"
And Mr. Harrison grabbed th telephone
from tha lawyer's hands.
"Is this John W. Harrisonr be asked.
He was assured It was.
"Did you Uv in Lawreno. Kan., when
you war a sldT"
"Did you hare an older brother, named
"Wll. this ia Charley."
Then th brothers bad a long ennfer-iee.
In which each told of his business success
and th reaolt waa that John W. Harrisnn
is tonight on his way to Denver, wbure
Lb broUiara will oieel.
From the New Tork Herald.
BIG FIRE AT DES MOINES
Fifty Thousand Dollars Loss by Burn
ing of Old Tabernacle.
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM CHANGED
Governor Carroll Has o More A ppli
eatiaaa for Pardon on Ha ad, bat
Fardos Board Will Be
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, 4a., Dec 25. Speclal Tele
gram.) Des Moines celebrated Christmas
with a big fire, which was doubly difficult
to handle because of the high wind and
the deep snow. The fire broke out In a
building oq East Grand avenue occupied
aa a hosiery mill, but which was long
known as the Tabernac" ' The building
was almost a complete loss of $30,000, with
ROOT Insurance. It was owned by Dan
Other buildings near by were Injured,
bringing the loss up to SuC.000. The Taber
nacle was built twenty years ago as a
convention ball by a mission Suaday
school organisation and bad ben used' for
large meetings and state conventions. It
Lad been planned to have a vaudeville
show in the building this afternoon and It
was also expected that the annual dinner
for the newsboys would be Uven there.
This last changed and sent to the
To'ing Men's Christian association build
ing. Tho heavy snow storm made traffic prac
tically Impossible In Des Moines today, and
rot until late In the afternoon did street
cars run in a satisfactory manner.
Pardon Doefeet Cleared.
Governor Carroll said today ha did not
have pending a single application for par
don or remission of fines and that every
-' - " - - -
tn, whlcn has com to him has bevn
dlepoed of manner. In fact the
don n,auer was never clearer in th
Jrv.,nr.. off.,ra Mro!a k,, now.
Warilsg Asa Inst Aathraz.
The state veterinary department has is
sued warning to farmers In northwester. '
Iowa on account of the anthrax mou
horses. It has prevailed for some time i..
Creoke and adjoining counties, also i..
the eastern part of Woodbury county.
Rigid quarantine has been established, bu.
thus far there has been little check on the.
Llat af Corporation a.
Secretary of State Hayward has Just sent
to the federal revenue collectors compiet
lists of the various corporations entitled
to do business under Iowa laws, about 6.460
in alL These lists will be used for the
basis for th inquiry as to corporations
that should be taxed In this state.
Dmi Xot Have Pellagra.
Th doctors announced rome time ao
that a case of pellagra had been discov
ered In Iowa, in the unfortunate condition
of a lawyer named Vance living at Ma
rengo. He was adjudged insane and tjt.n
to tho hot-pltal at Muunt Plenaant, but it
Is announced there that he does not have
tno disease in question. He is a vtcilm of
strong drink and in a deplorable condition.
This was tho only case ever under mis
plcion in Iowa.
Paiut M.ne on 6ld Capitol site.
Local capitalists are ettg&aed In develop
lag a paint business, thi: material bein.
mined un a farm In J-sper county wuic.
was at one time selected officially to b.
the site of Iowa'a slat capitol. The sit
was abandoned and has been a farm ever
since. It is underlaid with ochre stone,
which only needs grinding to be a good
Ueceraiiss of state Library.
The last legislature appropriated i)0Mj
for continuing the aork of finisuii.g -i:.d
decoration of the State Historical soc.ety
library. The state executive council h
let trie contract for th marble wainscoilnj
and this work is now being done. In a
few days the plans for the general decora
tion will be taken up and the building a ill
Report of Capitol Cvmmiaaloa.
The final report of th state capitol com
mission has Just been printed, though the
commission went out of existence two
years ago. Tha report shows that the
commisulon strongly recommended to the
legislature that tha south wing of the
capitol building be mad fireproof, aa there
ia now great danger of a fire, which would
b mora disastrous than tha one nhlch
burned the north wing. Th rcommnda-
J lion waa not auied upon.
1 a a si at - .
Let T's Have Peace.
Dope and Then
Husband - Found with Gun in Hand
Says He Does Not Remember
PER IT, Ind., Dec 21 Policemen who
answered a call today from Ora Galloway
found his wife dead on the kitchen floor
of their house and Galloway with an
emptied revolver in his hand, overturned
furniture showing there had been a strag
gle. Gallon ay declared he had no con
sciousness of what had taken place. He
is In jail.
In his examination by the police Gate
way said he had oeen ill and that last
night his wife gave him some headache
medicine before he went to bed. -
He knew ho more, he said, until lie
found himself standing over her body. He
did not know whether or not he had fired
the shots that killed her. He dressed and
telephoned the police. Galloway added that
his wife wished to go on the stage and he
had not encouraged her. Siie was 30 years
old and he is 28. They have two children,
boys, 2 and 5 years old.
in Blowing Safe
Thousand Dollars in Cash, and' Val
uable Jewelry Are Taken from
NEW TORK. Dec. 25.-Burglars. with the
aid of nitro-glycerine and a woman, blew
open the safe of Waeserman Bros, cloth
ing dealers. In the Williamsburg section of
Brooklyn eirly today, obtained nearly I1.0M
In cash and va uabie jewelry, and made a
clean getaway. Suits of clothes were piled
pnn the safe to deaden the noise of the
rploeion, while a well-dressed woman ac
omplice paced up and down the side
walk outtide to warn the robbers. ' ap
proaching pedestrians. The police have no
ciue to the identity of the thieves.
Xebraskaa IpesiU Part of Christmas
Day Insoeetlna State Drainage
Work o Part Lauderdale.
MIAMI. Fla.. Dec. 25. William Jennings
Bryan, who is enroute to Cuba and South
American points, was sufficiently recov
ered from bis cold to stop, at Fort Lauer
diil today to inspect the state drainage
work. He will arrive In Miami this after
noon for a short visit before leaving for
ATTEMPT TO KILL EDITOR
Ballet Fired Throa.h Wladow Nar
rowly Mliwes E. IV. Thleka of
Cairo, 111., Balletla.
CAIRO, 111.. Dec. 25. A ser.sitlon was
.rested here last night when some one fired
i shot through a window of the Bulletin.
' arely missing the head of F. W. Thielecke.
ditor of that paper. The Bulletin has
jten aggreslve in charges of alleged graft!
arainst the city polic departments, no ar-
rests were mane. j
Dead Mining Engineer
Disregarded. All Warnings
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Dec 25.-rMesages from
Herrln. III., told of th recovery early to
day of the bodies of W. T. Plerc and his
' party, w ho ppen lamp caused a gxs x-
plosion In a eoKlery Ust night, eight deaths
I resulting. Th bodies found are thot of
Pierce, his two helpers. Eutun Barrett
and Gordon Schaffer. and Thomas Will
iams, on of th assistant manager of th
Pierce ventured Into th workings, known
as mine "A" of ths Chicago and Carter
vill Coal company, without a guide, with
unprotected lamps and against the orders
of th mine managers and th advice of
th miners. It ta thought tr-al lie reached
S ' N.
MYLITIS JRTAL TO DOCTOR
Strange Disease Kills Dr. Donald S.
WELL KNOWN FIELD CLTT3 MAN
Victim of Daaa-erona Malady Prom
inent in Tennis and Golf CI re lea
Waa Twenty-Five Years
Dr. Leonard J. Schneider dltd from
polio-mylltis at Omaha General hospital
yesterday afternoon. He had been ill but
When Dr. SchneldT first became 111, a
week ago Thursday Inst, he seemed af
fected only with a nsrvous breakdown,
but the' fatal nuUady progressed rapidly,
and desah resulted most unexpectedly. Mra
Schneider, wlte, and Dr. Schneider's
brother. Charles, and sifter. Miss Mary,
were with him when death came.
Dr. Schneider came to Omaha from Ne
braska City six years ago. His borne Is at
2602 North Thirtieth street. He waa mar
ried to Miss Margaret Flynn, daughter of
Thomas Flynn of Omaha, early in 1.
Ha leaves a daughter, Helen, IS months of
Dr. Schneider was 2S years old. He was
partlcu'ari'y well known In Omaha as a
golf player and tennis expert, and was a
member of the Omaha Field club. He also
belonged to the Knights of Columbus and
the Omaha Dental society.
Dr. Schneider's parents are dead. He
is survived by three brothers. Dr. A. E.
Schneider of Chicago, Otto and Charles
SchneidtU" of Nebicka City, and two sis
ters, Mrs. Paul Jesnen and Miss Mary
Schneider of Nebraska City. Funeral ar
rangements will be delayed pending the ar
rival of the relatives.
Dr. Schneider's death Is the latest of a
Sfcii-s . which have resulted from polio
rnyliUs. the strange spinal disease which
hud been the puzzle and dispair of phy
sicians in this territory.
LONG DISTANCE WIRELESS
from Colo to C miner Dei
Molars Picked I p at IllghUad
HIGHLAND LIGHT. Mass.. Dec. k
Cuba and Central America came Into tou-h
with New England last night and early to
day by nieaxis of the wireless telegraph,
according to Electrician Eason of the navy
wireless station here. Eason states that
during last evening he picktd up a messaga
which was being flashed from Key West
Lo Cuba, and that early today he caught
two messages which were being sent from
Colon to the cruiser Des Moines in Nlca
TEN KILLED IN TRAIN WRECK
Twenty-Eight More Are Iajared la
Collision Near Chotsea, la
PRAGUE. Dec 25. Ten persons were
killed, twenty-eight seriously wounded and
many others suffered minor Injuries In a
collision today between a passenser train
bound for Vienna and a freight train at
Upersko station, near Chotsen. Bohemia.
Dec. 2j.-Haro d Mo-
Lean, the S-year-o.d son of Mrs. William
McLean uf NkoraU. lil.. waa accidentally
Ehot nJ klU. r afternoon by
l-y Falter, a Pasad. na lad. who was his
companion on a shooting expedition.
th gaseous entry and was waiting for a
straw boss to come and pilot him out, when
th gas ignited.
Schaffer was a stranger to the mine offl
ctala. He had been taken Into the mine
by Pierce as an emergency helper and his
identity waa not known until his "body was
Plerc had charge of thirty min In the
Herrin district. He was making a survey
of an abandoned section, where there ha-1
been a "squeexa," to determine the feasi
bility of retlmbertng.
The mine la not thought to have been
badly damaged and it is expected that
operations can be renewed soon.
Merry Christmas Day Pastes in
Omaha, with Weather and
Ch:er in Harmony.
PEACE AND GOOD WILL REIGN
Crisp, Cold Air and Bright Sunshine
Give Real Winter Holiday.
CHURCHES HOLD SPECIAL SERVICE
Poor and Needy Are Remembered by
Charity Worksrs of City.
KRIS KR INGLE REMEMBERS ALL
Saata t ines Taken Care of Rich aad
Poor Pohlle Iatl t ntlnns aad
Jails AIo Have Joroaa
It was j-ist 1 ke this In the olden days.
1'nys that we ilmiy rcil:
It wan snow an. I blizzard always.
But 1 dor. t like thi at ail.
Cl-.rlptmas Carol. 1W.
The masons w. irking h!i;h up on the new
smokestack of The P.ee aniwx. late Friday
night, under the cold glare of electrio
lights, could h:ive sur.g some such carol
with vinegary' vim.
And the early travelers Saturday mornlTig
would have echoed the chorus with right
pood will, even though they were on their
way to S o'clock mass. These dark-of-the-mornin?
church-goers were pathfinder in
deedthrough drifted snows rivaling thus
reported at the Antarctic circle by Shack
leton and his mates. Many a later riser
found himself and his family snowed In by
drifts, and as he cleared a paih down tha
steps he sang merrily Maybe; but If h
did. he was real optimist.
As the Christmas morning zephyrs slid
off the corners of The Bee and the New
Tork Life buildings with chiliy caw-blade
edges, they cooled many a warm heart.
When Cricnd met friend and signaled
"Merry Christmas.'.' the words could be
heard falling on the pavement almost.
"God save ye. merry gentlemen." time
honored needed an accempayir-g epgnogj
to make It sound Just right this wintry '
Christmas mornir.g; or burring brandy on
a hot. fat plum pudding might serve to
give xest to the saying. The few mevry
gentlemen who were laboriously shoveling
tlx ir way down high terraces of snow-covered
steps couldn't nave enough breath to
mildly ejaculate anything that remotely
resembled "bened cite." Father let ihe boy
do it. If he had a boy, but In most cases
everybody let It alone, so that pedestrians
would get the benefit of the exercise and
work up an appetite.
lapaid Dcuriger Are Bnsy.
Despite all the forbidding aspects pre
sented by the ArcMc-llkJ outdoors, tha
Christmas spirit could Bat be suppressed.
Unpaid, muf fled messengers, big and little,
passed around and through the various
neighborly neighborhoods wher common
folks live, exchanging personal greetings
and leaving mementoes to gladden the re
cipients. Thus the warmth within In large de
gree melted the congealed atmosphere w.th
cut. Children shouted until the chan
deliers rattled; family groups rivaled tba
glad anthems of churcu choirs, toy pianos
LianlBsimotd. horns tooted, wonderful ani
mals executed grotesque figure of move,
mcnt and then repostd in unheard of pos
tures. The snow couid go cavorting in
chipper chilliness as u pleased. Toylaad
and its devotees huried high defiance to
Old Boreas and all his i.-n,. And the
ovens ail worked overtime.
A feather renovator snowed in at Twen
tieth and Farr.am was the warmest thins
In the landscape from Eemls paik to th
Union depot. The milk wagon horses gav
It a longing glance as they passed alonx,
and the hall-room kid, away from hom,!
drew a thrilling shiver from the memory
of feather beds that mother used lo ar
range. But Inner satisfaction, to the general
citizer.fchlp, came from the. thought that
the lumber-yard kids ' and the railrcad
tratlt coal piclicrs were all eared for in
some Chrl-Mlan way by the unselfish work
ers who had gallier-d fumls and food anl
clctl.ing and toys to be distributed to the
onrs Dm Fortune had not favored with
her smiles. Dinners of generous make-up
were also served to hundrfds at various
hospital centers of the city, and the on a
restrained by law are plentifully of g:ol
viands in warm quarters. Everybidy wlia
could, realiia anything was made to knusr
It was Christmas.
Ecnta Claus and his understudies adopted
every orphan ar.d neglected or.e that cu!d
be found. Orphanages, detention heme,
old folks' homes, hospitals. Young Men
and Young Women's Christian association,
hotels and bonrdirg houses ail honored th-J
birthday of the Christ chid by turning
on every spigot of Joy in reach. Even
if one here and there did not feel Joyful,
the rebellious tone was rt pressed out of
deference to the rinsing of the bell.i of
hope from every church ar..l the echoes
cf the sounds of rejoicing from thou. sands
of heppy gatherings.
Ch arches Obiervr Day.
In the Catholic churches Christmas festl.
val mam.cn began lo resound at 5 o'clock
in the morning." and crowded rews an!
aisles bore aitnees to tiie undying faltii
typified in the miniature utihUs of Beth-,
lehem before the high a!tars. Hearts
warmed to the holy atmosphere, grate
ful hearts s-nif l:i unison with the siu-red
music, and sincere prayers am-ended with
the incense lonrol by the acolytes. Th
masses of the ancient church continued
each half hour until 10 In .very Caihollo
edifice, and at 11 o'clock most of them
c.Mefcrite.l a solemn service with si' the im
presslveness cf a.i ge-iH rlual. with a
sermon fervored by t.'.e spirit of the greut
In the Protectant chur.hes, from cath
edral to humhle chjrxl, the overshvlowlng
Christian fstlval was honored with carol,
hymn, anthem, glo.-ious music, anl a re
nemal of hitpy faith In the Lord of hosts.
Pastors exliort-d In g adsome vein, and
worshiper departed to the.r h nrs In a
renewed and resilient rpirit uf Chrtullan
Workers there were, to he sure, to whom
the day meant no more thnn sny other day
In the wek. The coal hauler, shoveling
In a heavy load, could perhaps give httlo
or no thought In religious cunt mplaili.n.
In the places where the roaming multi
tudes are fed might also be found those
who were t'w busy tu sing or pray. But
perhaps some lime during the day or even
ing came a pause that gave opportunity
for Heeling thought thai brought back UU
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