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TIIK IJKK: OMAHA. MONDAY. MXUMBKll 23. 1911.
CHRISTMAS CHEER AT SEA
Troriiion Hade by Ship Owner for
Pattengeri and Crew.
A KERRY TIME
ppeaeal Pari 1'ilrlKr ta
Ferlarw Traveler Rflwrra Two
rre -aata Claae
! Nobody who coiild help it would think
f spending Christmas at Ma. away from
homa and friend. Hut every year there
ara certain unfortunates who cannot hrip
themselves, and when Deren-.her ii, with
all Its a;rod cheer and fe;i Ity, drar. to
ft twilight on om treat ship, between
port to port, these expatriate think for
lornly of all the t.arp!ns from which
they arc separated -tl. at la. If they had
no previous-experience of Christmas at
ea. The experienced votager is not for
lorn, because, for one thing;, he-knoir
that even thouph the Ytiletlde Joys of a
great eteamrhlp may not be ao fasci
nating as thofe of home, they have still
a rood cheer all their own.
On all steamships carrying pen(rrs,
and particularly those cn the transatlan
tic runs, the celebration of Christmas W
scrupulously observfd. ' This Is partly be
cause the keynote ot the policy of the
big steamship lines la to make their pas
fencers as comfortable as la possible, and
partly because, among; seamen the cele
bration of Christmas In always popular.
rXerv steamship that sails from Ameri
can or Kuropean ports late In December,
with the certain knowledge that Its ached
,'tile will keep It at sea over the 2Tth, car-'j-1s
among the other tons of good thlnca
in Its hold a f JI1 complement of Christ
imaji trees for the passengers of every
'-laes, and for the different mesies Of the
'crew, rienty of Vermont and Rhode
Island turkey, mince pie, goose, plum pud
ding and the "fixings" that go 1o nuke a
Chrbftmae dinner what it ought to be,
are atored In fhe larder.
The most lavish of all hlgh-ea Christ-
'mas celebrations are those on the Ger
man ships, for, although the ' Kngllsh
make a great deal of the feast, after all
tt la tha German who celebrate It most.
On the English ships Christmas Is more
or leaa of the staid function that It is In
all respectable British homes. On the
jOerman ships everybody aboard, from
captain down Jo the poorest steerage pas-
Monger, Including the wealthy occupant of
tha "royal suite," Joint heart and soul
In the festivities. There Is a spontaneous
exuberance about ths day's events, Teu
tonic and Inimitable.
For (fcfl-fclldrea on the fthlp.
Children are always at a premium on
'the snips of both nations. In fact, the
taldest, most dignified "ocean gray
hound" skipper, with his gold-laced uni
form and ' "Commander, n. N. R." after
hi name, will get down on hi knee In
the middle of the saloon floor on a stormy
Christina morning, up where the "roar
ing forties dip to the north," and explain
the intricacies, of the electrical apparatus
.which lights tha Christmas tree to some
tiny youngster, whose unaffected Joy In
the unique entertainment ha gripped the
entire company. This Is a fact. Any one
ran witness such a sight, unnatural" it
may seem to those who have only seen
the skipper on the bridge of hi ship.
There was once a man who had cele
brated Christmas in many strange places,
but never' at sea. lie was' in London,
living all alone at a club, with only men
like himself for company, and a cable
message came, bidding hltn start at once
for the states. He wandered through the
club all that day, remarking that It "was
a beastly bore having tojravel at Christ
mas time." Why he said this It would
be difficult to explain, for it had been
years since he had really known what
Christmas meant at home. It was Just
that he disliked the idea of being away
from fixed customs on the day of days In
The man went on board bis ship at
Uverpool, along with a meager compsny
of unfortunates, who, like himself, were
condemned to travel in the holiday' sea
Bon. Ilefore the ship had passed' Holy
head, the man had found another man In
the smoking room with whom he' could
bemoan misfortunes. And other, people
'in the dining saloon that night said the
am thing. What should they do, they
asked each otherT Certainly, they ought
to get together and arrange some sort of
si celebration, If Just to break "up the
routine of the voyage.
80 on of them went to the purser, and
told him their sad tale, 'and tha purser
lamlled. A good purser will always smile
IsU any hard luck story.
"My dear sir," he swIil, "don't you
.worry about Christmas.-We'll give you
a fitting a celebration as any you 'ever
had lo your life." '
Tldlaas ef Peace. - -
During the next two day the prepara
tion be iran to 'take shape. Btcward
broke out of the cargo hold sturdy fir
trees, one for the cabin, one for second
(hue and one for. the steerage. Other
atewards unearthed quantities pf greens,
hotly and mistletoe, which were draped
about the rablna. In smoking rooms, card
rnwmw, me women a rooms and all over
the ship. A huge piece of mlotletoe was
pewtsnt over the stairway, and the cap
tain laughingly warned women pasen-
gers titat they must expect to take tha
consequences If they failed to keep to
the aitles of the stairs.
Presently, a notice appesred on the
bulletin boards saving that If any pas
sengers Intended to exchange presents
with eh other the Christmas tree
tewaria would see to the hanging of
the parrels; and another notice followed,
asking for volunteer for a concert Sun
day night. A comic opera prima donna,
on her-way, to fill an engagement at
abnormal rate In a Ilroadway produc
tion. Immediately offered to take charge
of the arrangement as first assistant to
the ubiquitous purser. By this time, the
atmosphere of this particular vessel.
o.c,,,,,,, aiuim inrougn neaa sea at' a
'peed of twenty knots, had become verv
!m!lsr to that one might expect to find
n some Kngllsh country house or In auv
wsu-io-ao American family. Everybody
was cheery, everybody was smiling.
everybody was looking forward to Christ
i en nrimmas eve was ot hsnd. the
nmoKtng room Imblttits decided that they
must do something on their own account
ior iiie cause ir Tuletida cheer. They be
ran by organising a chorue of waits
r.l .1 . ..... 1
,..-.,B,rU m Kamer ungnt and early the
next morning and wake the ship accord
ing to the good uld English custom. Then
the man who had thought himself ao im.
lucky to have to travel across the ocean
at Christina time proposed a little extra
cheer for those of the ship' company
who perhaps needed It most. He sug
gested a collection to purchase a supply
of dainties to be added to the Christmas
. nirrina. JUS prOPOSO! WS
camea eniniisinstleaHy, and a substan
tial1 sum filled the hat after It had gone
The pursuer was appealed to, and that
ever-smlling person took up the proposi
tion with enthusiasm.
"Of course, we give the steerage a regu
lar Chrlatma dinner, you know," he
said. "Hut this money will buy come
extra fruit and candy and thing to make
Christmas a great deal more unusual for
Celebratl.e; wrist ma nay.
Long before the breakfast bugle blew,
the volunteer waits were assembled on
the premenade deck, and they took up
,ur,r marou irom deck to deck, singing
i.irx weni. wun special pauses before
the state rooms of the prettiest girl on
the ship and the most popular little boy.
It was a dull gray Christmas' morning,
rather mora than l.SOO mile out, amoky
above and somewhat choppy below, so
that the course of the wait was not a
very even one; but they mad up for
the Suspicion taggr of their progress
by the lustlnea of their combined voices
Come, sll you merry gentlemen.
Let nothing you dismay.
Remember, Christ our Saviour
Was born on Christmas day.
Later, when passengers had dressed
and braved the rolling in the saloon, they
found a full-slsed Chriatmas tree, twlnk
ling with electric lights. Scattered through
the branches were parcel, present ex
changed by various passengers who knew
each other and by tha officer of the
hlp.i Later still, they sat down to a din
ner that could only be described as"
bang-up." , followed by toast and
peaches, with the captain as toastmaeter,
and a "bully" concert. In which the nrim.
dona: took a leading role. And .r,.
ward when soma passengers went nm n
ths wet decks for a good-night stroll and
a ia cigar, they heard the aounds of
singing and laughter coming from th
other part of the great ship. The sec
ond cabin, , the steerage, the stewards,
the engine room force, the fo'c'sle, and
all aboard.-were celebrating ths Christ
"It was the experience my life," said
the man who had bemoaned tha hard
luck of a.Chrl.tm. cros.lng. "ln all my
ure I have not had an exnenene. tit.
Jt made me realise, sa I never had be'
"re. me real meaning of Chriatmas
uy mat i aon't mean th
tha 'aky pilot'
The BEES Junior-'Birthday Book
His is (he Day
We Celebrate -
December 25, 1911.
W7 South Twenty-ninth St.
Xamw and Adilrens. School.
Eva Augimton, 2434 South Twentieth Ave Caatellar .
Mildred Belndorff, 507 South Twenty-ninth 8t. . .'.Farnam ..
Himan Derlint, 1409 South Fourteenth St Coraenina
Mary Dloom, 918 South Thirty-third St Columbian
o-.au uemBtem, iz5 South Sixteenth 8t Comenlus 1899
Mary Brunner, 1418 Weaterfleld Ave St Joseph 1899
Helen L. Cattln, 1010 South Twenty-eighth St Park 1901
OIHe CarlGon, 4004 Fort St.... Central Park 1857
nrr.cn -uoper. -jozo UJotxlo St Walnut Hill 18S
MUCH OF STATE IS UNTILLED
Labor Commissioner' Gives
Figures on Vacant Land.
TAKES THE STATE BY COUTfTIES
"l" uewar, ioi6 North Forty-flm St. Saunderg
John Dougherty. 2766 Cuming St ., Webster
Charles. David, 1806 Ohio 8t Kellom
Karl Dohrae, 213 North Twenty-fifth St Central '
James Doyle. 1407 Ohio St Lake
iwoiny w. Dale. 1334 South Thlrty-flrat St. ..
Edward S. Dowllng, 828 South Ninth 8t
Wilbur M. Fullanay, 1015 Park Ave.
Bessie Creenberg, 1529 North Nineteenth St.!!
Cora Grass, 618 Pierce St
Clara Goldner. 607 North Sixteenth St !
Eddie Gaauon. 1920 8outh Thirteenth St
Minnie Hersheorn. 1457 South Fourteenth St.
Annie Havltk, 1715 South First St. . . .'.
Tarsi 11. a w i. . -
vsuunm a. nan, size Corby 8t Howard Kennedy. . 1901
Jamea Ingwersen. 1122 South Thirty-fourth St. ... Park 1903
MIro.lav Koxeny. 1719 Ontario St Edw. Rosewater. ..1902
Tony Kubat. 405 Pierce St j,. Paclnc m7
rfa T as J. A a a w
Minuoo, cut ivortn Twenty-fourth St Lake
Webster C. Langdon, 1604 Madison Ave Lake
Tony Lota, 2009 Pierce St..,..,. ...! Mason
George Makara, 1206 South Fourth St !!!paclflc
Antonio Montalbano, 623 Pacific St.- !. Pacific
sur, ozi iortn Fifteenth Ave Lake
. Park .
.Castellar ' ..1899
. r&rriam , ; . laoi
. .'. .1902
Etta Pinnow, 3462 South Fifteenth St vinton ' 'leoo
Carl M. Proplesch, Second St. and Boulevard German Lutheran. 1896
Anna Rosenblatt, 1821 Chicago St... Cass ..." 1905
John W. Riley, 1737 South Eleventh St .....Lincoln !.!!r'!'l904
Matilda Rledmann. 1623 South Third St .St.' Joseph" 1888
Rebecca Sldraan. 1415 Cass St..: .....Cass !i902
K.unaiu ouug, iou tiarK hi Cass
Olive M. Scott. 1546 South Tweni-lirhh r p.,i.
s . . " -o- a-' v e
i. Annur snrum. 2622 Charles St
Robert VIaIa in? n
. .vv, , v , w WW ...- t - TfB h s A a a
RoTla Whlto. 185 North Twenty-fifth St!.! .'. !! !
Amy Zechmclster, 979 North Twenty-fifth Ave.
. ... ' county.
Marie E. McGIII, 1609 North Twenty-second St.
Annie Melcher, 1904 8outh Fourth St !
Helen Y. McCoy, 174 2 South Twenty-ninth St. .
William McDanlel, 2508 South Twenty-third St.
Belle Newman, 2811 Davenport-8t !
Mabel Ellxabeth Nelson. 1018 North Fortieth St
Carl O. Olscn, 429 Center St... .'.
Gertrude Passovoy. 3005 Jackson St !!!!
nuii. rsueuino, hm t ierce Bt .... .Mason
Joseph Prenosll, 1243 South Twelfth St. Pacific
A boat Twe.Tklri ml All Lead
Vaeaat -Flaaree Sketr Faraas
Arc Xet Caltlvateel ta
Iputy State Labor Commissioner Ouy
has Issued some statistics concerning the
amount of vacant land In the state and
calling attention to the great waste not
only from this vacant land, but also to
ths fact that much which Is cultivated
is not utilised to it beat advantage.
Streams, lakes and other things which
render land unavailable for cultivation
account for the discrepancy' between the
total acreage and the sum of the culti
vates, ana uncultivated land and the total
area. The following table shows the
acreage or the various counties:
1.01 3. 7
Gas Company Has
- Christmas Party
The Omaha Oas company was host at
a CThrlstmaa tree party held In the How
ard street offices yesterday afternoon,
the guest being the employes of the
company and their children. Each per
aon present was given a gift of a useful
nature and the children were each given
a doll or a watch. The following pro
gram was given:
Vlctrola I lyove a Lassie.. Harry Lauder
Papa's Boy Miss Hlldur Anderson
The Little Man David Morris
nen me merry tiena jingle
viciroia via jveniucxy nofflt (trom
Old Santa Claus Lucene Baldwin
Xmas Day..... Louise Goodman
Christmas Gifts Marcia Perry
110 jnuiur jnsren rcosey
The Christmaa Tree Vivian Baldwin
The Eavesdropper Roy Johnson
Presentation of medal to Kd Kwannon
..............j.. O. W. Ciabaugh
.iner rxiiKii. iiaus, ana aisiriDUtlon
of presents at Santa's postoffice.
Judge Paroles Boy
as Christmas Gift
Clay Vallandingham. the former Loyal
notei DeiiDoy who stole a suit case con
tainlng more than $100 worth of merchan
dise and fled to New York city, was
paroled to his father by Judge Lee S.
HiStene m the criminal division of "he
district court late yesterday afternoon
Judge Estelle said it had been shown
that the boy had not been in trouble be
fore, and he believed by paroling him he
would give him a valuable Christmas
present In ths shape of an opportunity
to redeem hiicaalf and also bestow Christ
.Edw Roue water. .;1905.
Kellom .....4... . 1896
cant talk of
persona vou know 1
.... r.i.uon or i-hr,lstma In Its broad-
w sense, xea, i think the
did me good."
Preparla ,.r ,., H.lld.r
On a German ship the celebration would
iave been even mere elaborate. ' All
German ship carry crate of Christmas
tree trimmings, of the Innumerable kinds
that come from the toymakers of Nurem-borg-tlnsel.
gilt an! all color, known
and a. a general thing they also have
toy villages which are sot up about the
tree, so that it ha a typical Oerman
ssttlng. The bigger German ships,
which have separate playrooms for ths
children, klso have special trees ' and
ti-ini ceieorations for the little
Dn. h . . .
- wrui u aresBMi n
Santa Clau and dlstrtbutss a few ...ort
! to make , Uie youngster know that
It I truly Christmas.
At dinner the different courses are
brought In by iltvudi gotten up In
Santa Clau coatume. At each plate
re little favor, together with snap,
per, containing gaudy. paper ca.p and
uch frivolities. Th atmosphere of oar,
free hilarity and enjoyment is like that
at horn. The dignified officers cast
"k Wi '
WILLIAM U'UANIKU '
2MK tJouth Twenty-third bt.
14U) Westerfletd Av.
their dignity to the wind. In all prob
ability the captain goe from th ,quar
ter of on class to th other, to extend
the greeting of th day to the passen
Then there is dancing and singing, spe
cial muslo by the ship's orchestra, and,
of course, a service, conducted by the
captain or purser, unlets there haPDens
to be a divine among the passengers
who is willing to volunteer. In the ships
on the south Atlantic runs, as ln those
on the Mediterranean voyage and the P.
, O. boats, there Is sometimes a ' gym
khana In ths afternoon If the weather is
propitious. In one way or another th
day is passed .n .a constant round of
Jollities and good times, so, that ths
lonely passenger never , has a chance to
glvs rein to 1H home hunger or helmweh.
. A Life Seaiewee)
of suffering with throat and lung trouble
la quicly commuted by Dr. King's New
Discovery. 60c and $1.00. For sale by
Beaton Drug Co.
What Our School Children Are Doing-X-
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Also to All Other Winter Tourist
Points in-the South and Southwest.
SHORTEST LINE TO
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All information regarding rates, routes, berths,
etc., cheerfully furnished.
-flgent for .All Steiraship Lines
H. 0. Shields, 0. A. P. D , Omaha Neb.
WABASH CITY TICKET OFFICE, . 1316 Farnam St.
mas cheer upon his parents, who are re
spectable Louisville. Ky., dtliens. Tin'
boy' mother will come to -Omaha mil
he and his father will spend ChriMm i
day with her here.
Do you know that more real danger
lurk In a common cold than In any other
of the minor ailments? The aaf way Is
to take Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, a
thoroughly reliable preparation and rid
yourself of the cold a quickly as posi
ble. This remedy for sale by all druggists.
Tell "George" to bring
yon DIatz. Watch for
the label the triangle.
It stands for quality.
"Alway tha mama
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KINUEHQAUTNERS AT MONMOUTH PARK BCHOOL UAVS A CHRISTMAS TRKB.
Tte Best Knswn Office Buildiaj ia Oa
There is great - advantage in being in . a
building which people can find easily. No
building in Omaha, or as a matter of fact, in the
entire west, is as weir known as
Every man, woman and child in Omaha
knows where it is and everyone who has ever
been here knows how to find it. This is only one
of the many advantages in having an office in
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a south and wast exposure which makes a wall lta-ntan
H!0w feet in sis. W, are Tooly ..klTUo uarif 5t
11- 7 "v" 'I JmrIDemP rent, considering location and aii
eonveuiences turnUhed by fha bee BuiKllug. Prlca. per month. lilc
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the same amount Thu room a txli. has a larga window
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