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The Omaha Daily Bee
This Day in Omaha
Thirty Twenty Tan Years At
a Sdltorlal Par of oh lain
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, DJXJEMDKU 20, 10J1 TEN TAOKS.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
REBELS BEADY TO
large Revolutionary Force As
lembled at Nankin; Prepared
to Move Northward.
IMPERIALS VIOLATE ARMISTICE
Capture of Capital of Shan Si Re
garded as Break in Trace.
INCIDENT ROUSES INSURGENTS
Increases Their Determination to
' Hold Out for Republic.
JAPANESE CABINET MEETS
Optaloa Frevnlla la the Mikado
, Domain that Republic In Chin
la Now Inevitable.
. tkktt irRAKfTISCO. Dee. 25. A 'lanre
revolutionary force la being concentrated
tit Nankin to be used In a demonstra
tion against Peking ahould the peace
negotiations at Shanghai (all through.
This news was received here from Shang
hai today by the Chung Sal Vat Po, a
Chinese newspaper, with the further In
formation that the recent armistice was
broken four days ago by the capture of
Tal Ten Fu, the capital of Shan Si pnov
ince, by the imperials. The dispatch
states the refusal of the Imperial com
mander to recognise the truce has in
creased the determination of the revolu
tionists to hold out for a. republic
Japanese Cabinet Meets.
TOKIO, Deo. 26. A conference of mem
bers of the Japanese cabinet at which
jnany of the elder statesmen, including
nine Katsura the ex-premier, wera in
vited to assist, was held here Sunday.
The strictest secrecy has been main
tained regarding the subjects of discus
sion but It is generally believed that lat
est developments of the situation In
China were under consideration. It Is
understood that the conference reached
the conclusion that the adoption of a
republican form of government by China
was apparently inevitable.
Information from a reliable source
has reached here that the revolution
art oa in China continue to Insist firmly on
a republlo and that the peace negotiations
now proceeding at Shanghai will result
In a rupture unless the imperial authori
ties In Peking should yield to their de-
Vmands in this respect.
Most of the powers apparently are recon
ciled to the Inevitable tendency of the
situation. Neither Japan nor Qreat
Brltlan has any Intention of Intervening
in any way in China, much less of im
posing any form of government on that
The general feeling here Is the only
alternative for the present situation Is
for the representatives of the Imperial
-'government in Peking to yield.
-- Monitor Montrcy - at Amor.
AMOT, China, Deo. 28. The United
States monitor. Montrey, which has Just
completed a cruise to the treaty port of
pwatow, returned here this morning.
The depredations of the pirates along
the West river have brought about the
entire suspension of river traffto above
the city of Chang Chow.
HUNGRY SAILORS STRANDED
ON ISLAND OFF SAVANNAH
SAVANNAH. Go., Dec. 23. Menaced to
death from violent seas, Captain F. J.
Davis and his crew of eleven men aban
doned a dredge in tow 'off the South
Carolina ooast Saturday noon. -
In mall boats the sailors made Dau-
fuskl Island and today Captain Davis
reached Savannah, after traveling
through miles of lonely swamp country.
An expedition left here this afternoon to
rescue the hungry sailors stranded on
Captain Davis told a thrilling story of
Ms adventures. He was in command
of the International Dredging company's
tew dredge, which was In tow of the
tug from Philadelphia to Galveston. Oft
Slattera the sea became menacing, as
the storm srew worse. Captain Davis
1 realised the small - boats offered more
chance than the pounding dredge. With
Ms crew he put off In small boats. Some
time before the tug had cast loose and
was laboring with small headway In the
FIELD MUSEUM BUYS
' GREEN BAT, Wis, Dec 25. Repre
sentatives of the Field museum of Chi
cago hae closed negotiations with Miss
Clara Schuette to acquire the herbarium
fir plant collections of the late J. P.
Kchuette of Green. Bay. and his collec
tion will be exhibited in Chicago, where
It will be known as the Schuette sec
tion of the Field botanical collection.
Beveral Institutions, among others the
Smithsonian Institution at Washington
and the state of Wisconsin, have been In
negotiation for the collection for the last
, The feather
. Nebraska Fair and warmer.
Iowa Fair and continued cold.
' Wyoming Generally fair, slightly
South Dakota Fair and warmer.
Teaseratan at Omaha Yesterday.
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Coraparltlva Local Reeord.
. Highest yesterday n 41 18 40
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J Mean temperature .... 1 12 12 85
f Tfreclpltatlon 00 .00 .04 - .00
I Temperature and precipitation depapJ
' I'lrtsn (ruiu mo nurniai;
Normal temperature 24
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Total excess slnre March 1 717
Normal precipitation ft. Inch
I "eflcieney for the day 03 Inch
) Total rainfall since March 1...15 47 Inches
7eficlency since March 1 13. Iru-hea
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4 L. A. WELiOL, Local Forecaster,
Hears of Father's
Sudden Death at
KANSAS Crrr, Deo. 25. While Mrs.
Thomas Locke was at St. Thomas
church, Kansas City. Kan., this morn
ing attending the funeral services of
her brother, John Connolly, a telephone
message to the undertakers who had
charge of the funeral told that the body
of a man found on the railway tracks
at an outlying point Saturday night had
been Identified as that of Michael Con
nolly, the woman's father. Word was
sent to Mrs. Locke by the undertakers.
It reached her as she was leaving the
church. Connolly, who was 60 years
old, was an employe of a packing com
pany, lie had been run over by a train,
Official Ban Upon
Fake Photos of Taft
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2& Week-end
tourists who, want to go back to the
folks with photographs with a real
Washington, D. C. label on them show
ing President Taft In the act of shaking
them by the hand or in earnest conver
sation wtlh them got an unexpected
present from Mr. Taft, for the president
has put the official ban on these "fake'
Several days ago a Pennsylvania av
enue photographer, whose window ex
hibit contains many pictures of. Mr.
Taft in the act of shaking hands with
various cltlsens whom he probably never
met, was Informed by United States At
torney Wilson to leave Mr. Taft out of
such pictures In the future. The photog
rapher appealed to the White House
but the president upheld Mr. Wilson.
In a recent decision the supreme court
held that the photograph was a person's
own property and It Is not likely that
the present case will go to the courts.
President Roosevelt once appeared In a
fake picture apparently talking state
craft with a negro coal driver. He regis
tered an objection Immediately and the
practise was stopped.
Elevator Firm Suing
for iix-Manager's Acts
ABERDEEN, S. D., Dec. 25.-(Special.)
J. G, Brady, who la now acting as man
ager for the South Dakota Farmers' Ele
vator company at Verdon, ha started
suit against the Marfleld Grain company
of Minneapolis for the recovery of the
sum of S80.306.75, which the elevator com
pany claims from the commission com
pany through the operations of W. B.
Roby, its former manager. The claim
Is based upon the proposition that Roby
lost the amount in Illegal speculation. In
the buying of options on grain, part of
the transactions being made on his own
account with money transferred from the
levator company's account and part In
the nam of the elevator company direct.
Manager Brady claims all such transac
tions were illegal, in contravention of
law, and exceeding the authority of ?he
elevator company's manager or agent.
Roby was manager of the elevator com-
-peny until a few months ago, when his
accounts were found to be short.
Christmas Feast is
Turned Into Tragedy
FLINT, Mich., Deo. 25.-A Christmas
feast was converted into a tragedy here
today when Z.ucska was shot and in
stantly killed In the pretence of five
companions who were watching the
spreading of a banquet table after the
six men came from early, mass at All
The conversation had turned to hunt
ing and. Tuczka had volunteered to show
a'tiick about loading a gun. Fred Mats
went to his room and brought gun for
"Is It loaded?" asked Tucxka.
"No," replied Mats, but as he was
breaking it to show that it was empty,
the weapon was discharged and tore a
wound through Tuczka's left lung. The
victim was a married man S3 years old.
Mats was taken Into custody xby (he
police, but Was released when the inci
dent was Investigated.
Missing St. Paul
Girl Returns Home
ST. PAUL. Minn., Dec 25. Aileen
Fisher, the missing 14-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Allen B. Fisher, whose
disappearance a week ago stirred the
police departments of St. Paul and other
cities to activity, turned gloom Into cheer
and mahe Christmas a merry one by re
turning' home today. The girl appeared
unheralded and as mysteriously as she
had disappeared. The girl Is thought to
have left home because she feared
parental reprimand for having answered
an advertisement for a vaudeville actress.
FOUR HORSES AFFLICTED
WITH GLANDERS ARE KILLED
MITCHELL. S. D.. Dec. 25. (Special.)
Glanders In horses has made Its appear
ance in this section of the state tn the
last two weeks. State Veterinarian Smith
of this city was summoned to Alexandria
a few days ago to examine four head of
horses, which gave evidence of having
the disease. He made a thorough ex
amination of the anlntuls and pro,nounced
thein affected with glanders, and ordered
them killed. The horaes were owned by
Max Graves, a driver on one of the
rural routes out of Alexandria, and when
the animals were shot It about put him
out of business for the time being. There
Is some talk by his patrons along Ms
route of reimbursing him to some ex
tent for his loss, as the mull carrier Is
HOTEL CLERK IS KILLED BY
WIFE WHOM HE STABBED
WACO, Tex.. Dec. 25. His face covered
with blood, and a bullet through his
body, Joe B. .SI ma, 38 years old. a hotel
clerk, stagsered into a corridor from his
room today and fell dead. HI widow
waa taken to a sanitarium with knife
wound In her neck. She saJd 81ms
atabbed her and ahe shot him. Jealouay
of HI ma by his wife la given as the
PEOPLE OF BESHT
Russians Murder Five Hundred De
fenseless Women and Children
PRIVATE HOMES DEMOLISHED
Government Bombarded by Cossacks,
No Mercy Shown.
PEOPLE OF PERSIA STUPTFLED
Tactics of Czar Follow Acceptance
BANK OF TABRIZ ABANDONED
Fighting- Continues and Lursre
Amoaat of "pecle In This City
la Left I'ngunrded by
LONDON, Deo. 28. A massacre has
been going on In Renht since Saturday
according to official Persian telegrams
received In London today. These state
that on Sunday 600 Persians were killed
by the Russians, many of them being
women and children. The people, it Is
said, have been exhorted not to fight and
not to give the sllKhte.it provocation, but
the massacres still continue.
Resht is the capital of the province of
Ghllan and has ,000 Inhabitants. The
government house been bombarded and
many government officials and police
have been killed. Private houses have
According to other despatches, the Rus
sians killed four unarmed Mohammedans
In the Armenian quarter of Tabrls, dur
ing the fighting In that city.
"The people of Persia," says one des
patch, "are stupefied at the attitude of
Russia, and especially as these outrages
have followed Immediately on the accept
ance by Persia of the second Russian ulti
matum, and whon Persia has shown
"every desire and disposition to conciliate
Russia and establish friendly relations.
Troops Absadaa Bank.
ST. PETERSBURG, Deo. 25. Advices
received here today from Tabrls, In Per
sia, say that the Russian troops have
been forced to abandon the Rusao-Persian
bank which is situated In the principal
basaar and which they have hitherto
been protecting. There Is about SUO.000
In specie lying in the bank which la now
entirely without a guard.
Fighting- la Tnbrls.
JULFA, Persia, Dec 26. According to
Information received here fighting con
tinues in the streets of Tabrls, between
the Russian guard and the Persian con
stitutionalists, The Russian reinforce
ments consisting of a regiment of rifles
and a sojnla of Cossacks with a mountain
battery which left here on December 23
for that city arrived there today, having
encountered very little opposition from
Electric Current and
Kid Gloves with Nitro
Used in Safe Blowing
NEW YORK, Deo. 25. Oraduates of the
newer schools In burglary operated on a
safe lh a 6 and 10-cent store In Harlem
today and got away with nearly $4,000
in cash.' The men entered by way of
the skylight, drew electricity from a live
wire to operate their drill and with nitro
glycerine easily blew off the safe door.
Beside the safe were found kid gloves
which the burglars had evidently used
to avoid leaving finger prints, which re
cently have led to the arrest and Indict
ment of several alleged burglars.
is Dead of Apoplexy
SPRINGFIELD. Mass., Deo, 25. Ar
thur F. Griffith of Mil ford. Ind., a light
ning calculator, who has bewildered
yaudevllle attendants throughout the
country for a number of years by his
mathematical wizardry, waa found dead
of apoplexy In his bed at a local hotel
Griffith waa Known professionally as
"The Marvelous Griffith." He waa 31
years old. Within recent years his pe
culiar powers have been given many
tests by professors of mathematics and
psychology at Harvard, Yale, Chicago,
Indiana and Northwestern universities.
SEND GIFTS TO RICHES0N
BOSTON, Deo. 26. A bounteous Christ
mas dinner, the gift of several of his
former parishioners, helped to cheer Rev.
Clarence V. T. Rlcheson today In his
cell in Charles street jail, where be Is
recovering rapidly from self-inflicted
wounds of last week.
Dr. Lothrop, who vitsited the prison, this
forenoon reported that Rlcheson was
making a good recovery and that he
would be In a practically normal con
dition before the end of the week.
William A. Moras of Itlcheaon's coun
sel also visited the jail during the day
and had a brief conference with his
client, but any Important move In the
defense of Rlcheson on the charge of
murdering Mlns Avis Llnnell still awaits
the arrival of John II. Lee from Lynch
LOGAN PEOPLE GIVE FINE
APPLES TO OMAHA CHARITIES
LOGAN, la., Dec. 25. (Special. )-Inad-ditlon
to the two barrels of apples "col
lected aa admission feea here Saturday
evening at the Chrlstmaa entertainment
two barrela and i In cash were collected
at Bethel churchy East Logan, last even
ing, all of which will be sent to the
Associated Charities of Omaha,
TWENTY REPORTED KILLED
IN BATTLE IN MEXICO
EL PASO, Dec. 35 Twenty persons
are reported killed In a fight between
rursles and rebels between Peamon and
Madero, according to advlcea received
today from Colonla Dublan, Mexico. Al
though no official confirmation can be
secured federal relnforcemegta have been
dispatched from Casta Grandi
GREETING F0RH00SIER POET
James Whitcomb Riley Receives
1,200 Christmas Letters.
MISS BARTON NINETY-YEARS OLD
Foan.de of American Red Croaa
Celebrates Anniversary at Home
Denver Norse Reaches
INDIANAPOLIS, Deo. 2S.-Twelve hun
dred letters of Chrlstmaa greeting and
sympathy came today to James Wlilt
comb Riley, the Hooster poet, who has
been HI for several months.
"I can't answer them," said Mr. Riley
with a rueful glance at his right arm,
from which he has lost the use. "I
can't hold a pencil. I wish I could,
but I am not so downcast as many of
my friends seem to think. How could I
be when I have so many well-wishers,
from the Atlantlo to the Pacific, whom
I never even have seen. This Is a Merry
Christmas for me and I hope for all
my unknown friends."
Some of 'the letters are in verse. One
of the admirers advised that the poet
learn to write with his left hand. "It Is
possible that I shall try," said Mr. Riley.
But I feel It will be a tedious task."
Mill ghearla Hundred Yews Old.
DENVER, Deo. 26. "The best of all
the one hundred and one Christmas
days I have enjoyed," said Miss Mary
Shearin today, in the midst of her quiet
celebration of Christmas and the one
hundredth anniversary of her birth. Miss
Shearin makes her permanent horns at
St. Joseph's hospital, where she served
as a nurse for many years. Many
friends called today and to them Miss
Hhearln ruluted many interesting Inci
dents of her long life. Among them
were events connected with the great
Chtcag3 fire, Mlas Bhearln having been
employed In the home of Judge Hooley
at the time. Incidents of pioneer min
ing camp life also ware featured, she
having gone to Leadvtlle, Colo., long be
fore the boom days of that mining
Mlas Dartoa Ninety Years Old.
WASHINGTON, Dec 25. MUs Clara
Barton, founder and first prexldent of the
American National Red Crows society, was
showered today with greetings and good
wishes on the ninetieth aniilverary of
her birth. Although feable from her Ill
ness this year. Mlas Barton was able to
celebrate her birthday with relatives and
friends who are spending Christmas with
her at her horns, "Red Crous" In Glen
Echo, a suburb of Washington.
Wreath oa Urave of Poet.
NEW YORK, Dec. 25. Upon the grave
of Clement C. Moore, who wrote "'Tai
the Night Before thrlMtma," V( holly
wreath waa placed today by a hundred
children from the Sunday school of the
Church of the Intercession. A brief
prayer and the singing of a Christmas
carol and a hymn at the grave completed
Dr. Charles H. Mayo
NEW YORK, Dec' 25. The physicians
attending Dr. Charles Horace Mayo, the
Rficheater. Minn., surgeon, who under
went an operation last Saturday for gall
stones, a few days after he had been
sucoesafully operated on for appendicitis,
aald today that the patient a condition
waa very satisfactory and that the out
look for a complete recovery waa ex
cellent. Dr. Mayo passed a good night
and was retting comfortably this
From the Washington Btar. '
Wichita Man Charged
With Murder of Wife
WICHITA, Kan., Dec .-Rather than
submit to arrest for killing his wife, Mrs.
Mrytle Wright, here last Saturday night,
Jolui W. Wright, a hotol keeper, today
went to tho home of a daughter near here
and committed suicide by taking strych
nine. Wright was refused admittance to his
daughter's house and she summoned the
police. He then wandered a half mile
away where officers found him a short
Umo before he died. They had been at
tracted to the spot by the barking of a
Wright and his wife separated some
time ago and he went to Colorado. When
he returned und learned that his wife
had sued him for divorce, he beoume en
raged and shot her,
Wright was 50 years old and his wife 37.
and Safe is Robbed
CHICAGO. Deo. 25. An unidentified rob
ber shot and seriously wounded C. L. Mo
Coy, cashier of a safe company, In his
office here today and then escaped with
$250 In caBh which McCoy had been count
ing. When McCoy went to lunch today he
left the door to his office unlocked. Dur
ing IiIh Hbwnce the robber secreted him
self In the office. McCoy was not aware
of the robber's presence until he wss
covered with a revolver. After shooting
McCoy the robber obtained the money and
GOOSE RAISED ON CROW
CREEK HAS GOLD IN CROP
CHEYENNE, Wyo.. Dec. 25. (Special.)
When Mrs. Harry Todd of North Chey
enne dregimd a fat goone for the Christ
mas dinner today she found three small
gold nuggets In the crop of the fowl.
The nuKKcts are about the alz of a pin
head. Mrs. Tndd purchased the goose
from a farmer living on Crow creek,
east of tho city, and It Is supposed the
bird gathered the precious particles
from the sand of the creek.
This Is not the first time that gold
liui been found In the crops of ducks
and chickens along Crow creek, near
the city, and also within the city limits.
Indned, the flndof gold In the birds re
cently lead to exhaustive Investigations
of the sands of the stream, and one
company lias been firmed to placer mine
In gravel washed down from Sherman
and Silver Crown mountains gold has
been found, and a few years ago when
the Union Pacific opened Its famous gra
vel ballabt pits at Sherman and Buford
some excitement was caused by the
finding of gold In the gravel, and tills
resulted In a story going to all quar
ters of the globe that the Union Pacific
tracks, yards and depot- platform were
ballasted with gold. It was found, how
ever, that tho preci u metal did not
exist in paying quantities In the gravel,
so no further attention was paid to the
matter by prospector and miners. The
presence of gold III this gravel washing
down from ths hills undoubtedly ex
plain the finding of gold In the sands
of Crow creak.
u hungr In Mnrar'e oudltlon.
ATLANTA, Oa., Dec. 25. There was no
material change In the condition of
Charles W, Moite this morning. He
hue not been Informed of tha failure of
his application fur a pardon.
FARLEY CELEBRATES MASS
Celebration by Kew Cardinal is
Featnxa ol Chrlstmaa in Romo,
DINNER AT AMERICAN COLLEGE
Cardinals O'Coans-ll and Farley Are
Gaests of llvaor at Feast mt
Which Nearly Two Uim
ROME, Deo. 25. Pontifical mass was
celebrated today by Cardinal Farley In
his titular churoh of Sancta Maria
The church was packed with worship
pers, the congregation comprising many
noted personages among tha clergy and
laity of Rome. The monks of tha Order
of Dominicans, who are In charge of the
church, clad In their white robes, added
plcturesqueness to the scene. All of the
professors and students of the American
college, many American residents and vis
itors and the suite of Cardinal Farley were
Great success attended the Chrlstmaa
dinner held today at the American col
lege, at which I8S covers were laid.
Cardinals Farley and O'Connell were re
ceived at the entrance to the oollege by
the rector, Mgr. T. F. Kennedy; the
vice-rector, Mgr. C. A. O'Hern; tha
spiritual director. Mgr. B. Mahoney, and
all the students. There was an en
thusiastic welcome when the two cardi
nals entered tha rectory, which waa gay
with American flags, flowers and pic
tures of the pope, of various American
bishops and former rectors.
Among those present were Mgr. T.
J. Shehan, rector of the Catholic univer
sity of America at Washington.
The dinner concluded with toasts and
speeches. There was also singing by stu
dents of the American college, who con
stitute one of the best choirs In Rome.
Great preparations are being made for
a grand farewell , dinner of thirty covers
which Cardinal Farley Is to give on De
cember 27 In what is called the Royal
apartment of the Hotel Bristol.
Cardinals Gasparrl, Falconlo, DeLal,
O'Connell, Vinoenso Vannutelll, Blsleti,
Van KoHsum and Martlnolll already have
accepted invitations and others who will
be present are Mgr. Kennedy, rector
of the American college; Mgr. .Barettl,
formerly apostollo delegate to Canada;
Mgr. Robert rJeton, formerly of New
Yorkj Mgr. Montagnlnl. formerly sec
retary of fhe papal nunciature at Paris,
and Father Brandl, editor of the Jesuit
organ, C1vllta Cattoltra,
JAMES HANLEY PARDONED
BY GOVERNOR OF WYOMING
CHKYENNE. Wyo., Dec. 26.-(8peclal.)
Today James Ilanley, a life termer at
the state penitentiary at Rawlins, went
forth a free man, having been presented
with a Christmas pardon by Governor
J. M. Carey, lianley was oonvtcted and
sentenced in Beheridan county in 19C3 for
the murder of Gus Scbroeder at Day
ton. Hanley's application for pardon was
signed, and executive clemency waa
strongly urged by the Jury that con
victed, tha Judge that passed life sen
tence, the prosecuting attorney, the sher
iff that arrested him, the warden of the
penitentiary and the State Board of Par
dons, lianley la a middle-aged man of
New Veterans Order.
ABKRDEKN, & D.. Deo. 25. (Special.)
An order of the Sons of Veterans will
probably bo organised here soon. The
matter has been taken up with the
Grand Army of the Republic post and It
Is believed there are enough sons of civil
war veterans here to organise a strong
branch of the order.
OLD SAINT NICK
Mythical Personage Who Brings
Gladness to All Once Mors
Makes His Rounds.
ANNUAL VISIT BRINGS GLADNESS
None Are Forgotten When the Gifts
Are Ready for Distribntion.
OLD AND YOUNG REMEMBERED
Tinge of Winter, with Ice and Snow,
Add Joy to the Occasion.
WARM DINNERS FOR MANY POOR
Those Who Believe In Theory that
It la nieseed to Give, aa Well
as Receive, Are la Bvl-dencA.
Old Paint Nick aliped quietly Into
Omaha home, but the laughter and jay
occasioned by his coming Chrlstman
day. still riplea over the city and
childish ecstacy will proclaim It llvlntf
for weeks. It waa the most pleasant
and the most serviceable Christmas tha
city ever had. And to add to the glad
ness of the Yulotlde merry-making, a
oold, clear day and snow-covered ground
gave welcome Invitation to sleighing
parties and the Jlngllna- bells and the
beat of horses hoofs echoed In every
precinct and down every street
Rich and poor alike, commemorated the
birth of the Nasareoe, but the greatest
bliss came to tha poor. Charitable or
ganisations co-operated In making It a
perfect Christmas and have perpetuated
In tha minds of thousands of little tots
the cherished vision of a whlte-whls-kered
old man who comes only on a mis
sion of love and leaves In his wake
nothlng but tha warm laughter of child.
Santa Claus visited every mission and
established headiuarters In reach of
every child and then to prove his faith
tn the trust of childhood apeaxed at
every place In person.
It waa not an abstract Chrlstmaa nor
did the children crowd about a txvm
mlsAry fro which plain-clothed people
handed presents out with no ceremony.
It was a decidedly personal Christmas
and no child waa forgotten. In this
respect it differed from other Chrlstmases
and. In proportion to thla difference was
more enjoyed than any other.
Children wane not the only hosts of
Santa Claus Christmas day. Those
grown old In spirit and advanced In
years, beaten down In the commercial
struggle and unable to provide avert
necessities, were remembered abund
antly. And to them It was a remeni
branea most dear for loads of clothing,
food and fuel were loft with many fam
ilies sorely In need of such thing.
Churches Joined tha army of Joy-mok-ers
and servioea In every edifice were
not only apropriate tn text and spirit,
but tha subsUnoe of physical Ufa was
given generously. Sunday school olaase
ware organised to distribute gifts and
carried baskets of good cheer to more
homes than the churches aver before
served on the Master's birthday.
Lynch Loads tho Tree.
Johnny Lynch bargained to play Santa
Claus to every child In the Tenth ward
and for thla purpose loaded a great
Chrlstmaa tree with beautiful presents.
The tree was placed In the home of Mrs.
H. W. Lloyd. 2530 Davenport, and the
youngsters Invited to oome from to la
o'clock Christmas morning. They came
twos and threes and In flocks. They came
from the Tenth ward and tram uih .h.
Jacent ward, but enough had been pro-
viaea ror an and but fifteen children
were omitted. These were unable to coma
to tha party and Mrs. Lloyd has their
presents ready and will deliver them to
day. A real Santa Claus distributed the
presents, which ranaed from canriu
and boxes of candy for every child to
great, nig, oeautitul dolls, enough horns
to frighten a tribe of Indians anl then
there were scores of little specialties
which delighted the youngsters.
Mr. Lynch himself waa unable to be
present and enjoy the occasion with hi.
little guests, but tha report of the suc
cess or. nia party compensated him a
dosen times ovsr for his effort In their
Prisoner at a Baaqaet.
Fifteen prisoners In the city Jail were
the guests of ths city of Omaha at a
banquet served in ths Institution Chrlst
maa afternoon and war traaiaj i.
good a meal as was served anywhere in
Captain Dempsey acted as toast master
and made the prisoners a seat little
speech. He then presented each with a
10-cent cigar. The piece d'resistanca of
the dinner was a huge turkey, with tha
usual trimmings. Following the meat
course, tha banqueters were served with
deserts, nuts, eta This morning tw-arly
all will receive a rock pile sentence from
Judge Crawford, as a Christmas gift.
Hants Clans Arrive Bsarly.
Thirty-five tots at Chreoh ,,n.
deliriously happy Sunday night by Santa
Claus who deluged each one of theni with
toys and sweet meats, the like of which
the children had never seen before.
Mail carriers on routes all over h
are suffering from tired backs aa tha
result or an extra heavy day yeaterday.
uany or me men carried several sacks
and several uoed large railway mall bags.
One or two of the more fortunate used
horses and wagona. Because of the un-
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day, you may find your name
among ths want ads telling yon
that a gift is waiting for you.
No pussies to solve nothing te
do except to call at Tha Bee of
flea when your name appeara
There are other prisea than
these free gifts on the want ad
tages. You may find your oppor
tunity in the way of a situation,
a bargain or valuable lutorumuou.
It is a good habit to read tha want
au pages every day.
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