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TALE OF CHINESE CHRISTMAS
Moslem of China Has Not Changed
for Ten Thousand Years.
Will WUgUOIIUII X f
n your Christmas list nut
dbwn a fountain pen and re-
ember tliu Myers-Dillon
Unlit)' when you make your
sfcledtion. Our reputation U
dealers in fowl- f"
tain pens as wo
nntee every pen
for one year and
have an expert
in charge of this
is a specialist in
the repair line.
Our line em
Sanford & Ben
ANCY BAKERY GOODS
1519 Dodge - 2557 Farnam
Also Pen Points
of every degree.
, No gift can bo
ed. No gift can
be more appro
priate for a man,
woman or child.
Myers-Dillon Drug Co,
The Yellow Corner
He Will Appreciate
a Good Box of Cigars
Omaha Tobacco Co.'s
O. T. C.
5 c Cigar. f
'Cuban hand made, delightfully mild, made like a book.
' Boxes of 25 or 50.
That good Havana Cigar
5c - 10c 15c
Nothing better at any price.
Order now at nearest dealer or 'Phone D. 4'J00.
, Omaha Tobacco Co.
1116 Farnam St. Distributors
Look for the Red Line
Most of the famous musicians have marked their individual interpretations on "Pianola"
player-piano music rolls in the form of a red Motrostylo line. This lino shows note by noto
the exact shado of expression necessary to reveal the soul that's lurking in overy musical
work, so that even a person without musical knowledgo can duplicato the playing of a skillod
pianist. This wonderful Motrostyle featuro is different from anything else, and is found
only on the genuine 4 'Pianola' ' player-piano.
There is but
It is a combination of tho
celebrated PIANOLA with
the famous STEIN WAY,
WBBKK. STECK, 1VHEE
LOOK, STUYVESANT and
STROUD Pianos. Prices
J P Vr
SELECT ONE tor CHRIST
MAS; PAY FOR IT NEXT
SCHM0LLER & MUELLER
1311-13 Farnam Street
Exclusive liopresentativos of
tho PIANOLA Piano
"For Christmas Cheer Drink
Willow Springs Beer9
THIS BEER IS AGED SIX
MONTHS BEFORE BOTTLING
Rifles for Boys
MAKE rOISAFj X.MAS ClIKTS.
Get Thorn at CLARK'S.
No finer gifts can bo Bciecteil
than Athletic Goods and Guns.
Hero are a low suggestions
SUotguna, Oolf Goods,
Rifles, Tennis Goods,
Air Htflcs, Gamo Boards,
Boxing GloveB, Swontors,
Punching Dags, Hunting Coats,
Athletic Clothes, Fishing Rods,
Poker Chips, Heem,
Rators, Thermos Dot
Basket Balls, ties,
Dumb Bells, Sleds,
Indian Clubs, Wagons.
Hundreds of other splendid.
Jcslrable presents for your
jfi Xmas Basket containing 1 full quart of Old Glory Whis
key, 1 bottle Angelica, 1 bottle Port Wine, 1 bottle
Sherry, 1 bottle Tokay, 1 bottle Catawba
and 4 good Cigars, all for
M- 111 IWflLUW'i tU
With each purchase of
$2.00 or over, one full
quart of fine wine. (Case beer inoluded
in this offer.) Take advantago of this
ONE FULL QT. OLD GUOK- Ckf
ENHIMER WHISKEY 57 UC
To acquaint the public of the location of
our new family liquor store, we offer this
well known whiskey at this low price.
Holiday supplies are easily obtained
here at very reasonable prices. A full
line of standard bottled in bond whiskies
at prices lower than any family liquor
house in the city. Ladies' entrance 122
N. 16th St. Mail orders promptly filled.
our display embraces hundreds of
appropriate, acceptable and really
practicable gifts. If you seek a dis
tinctive and Inexpensive gift for HIM
or HKH, you should give a profitable
half hour to our display tomorrow.
Oold Lockets and
Birthday Kings, ,
SUk Ribbon lobs,,
Oold Beads, 1
CONSUMERS' DIST. WILLOW SPRINGS BREW. CO.
fbth and Capitol Ave. Phone Doug. 2108.
We carry a full line of Sterling,
Flat and Hollow Ware.
SpeoUl sals on Watcnsg and Sis-
monds this week. A wonderful oppor
tunity for ssrly Xmaa shopper.
Iiook tor tbs nam and watch our
LINDSAY, The Jeweler
331 W South Sixteenth Street.
Another largo shipment of
those Player PianoB camo to
hand yesterday. It takes it
nil to meet the demand.
Have- YOU seen them? If
you are interested, you have
no time to lose.
Theso Playor Pianos at $345
aro good values oven at $550.
The Piano is first-class and the
Player action is the latest model,
and includes all tho latest im
provements for effecting perfect
musicnl expression mololy but
tons, loud and soft pedals; also
the foot pedal control; 25 rolls
of music, bench and Bcarf free
Kasy PAYMBNT3 if desired.
Note Special Snaps
11,050 Second Hand 05-Note
Player Piano . . , 3450
$750 Player Piano ..... .8350
3ou uutsioe piano Player, 8JJ5
$250 Outside Piano Player, 880
ouu nayer Organ, Second Hand
Twonty-flvo rolls Music with
The Best Christmas Candy
Courtney's Chocolates Incomparable
20 Ounces $1.00
Hand rolled, carefully made, dellclously sweet.
Three soparato box divisions whipped cream choco
lates, milk chocolato covered nuts and specialties.
Many other perfect chocolates, including pound boxes
of bitter oweets and milk chocolates ut AO rents a box.
Courtney's is Omuha's bent candy store. All candles
are mado here, und all are pure and sweet.
"THI3 MA KM 'CHAT TAKK8."
Douglas ut Seventeenth.
CAN YOU BEAT IT?
A Beautiful Basket of Fruit for Xmas
$1.00 to $5.00
Candies in endless variety, beautifully boxed,
30c to $5.00
Nuts of All Kinds
Candy Canes 1c to $1.00
It Will Pay You to Visit Our Store First:
Watch Our Window for Prie Contest,.
CRYSTAL CANDY CO.
Douglas 6288 16th and Capitol Ave.
CELEBRATION ON DECEMBER 4
(irrnt Official ! of Ht-, Y III oil
l Celebrated with (irrnt yPnint)
nnit Splendor lir lllali
'Master and mod! of 10.1VO centuries
J the Inscription you rend on the fruiit
of Confucius' temple, for hi name in
deed means master.
It was horn Into this world 2.500 yeat
agn In the vitiligo of Klon-lnn. which
means "the round hill." This village Is
part of tho province of Chang-long, which
His parents having been childless for
many yejrs and desiring a mm, they of
fered a sacrifice. On thf mountain Ngm
Klcon they placed 11 whole coofced chicken
At the aide of this, on a tripod, they
placed an Incense burner filled with burn
Ing aromatic sandal-wood.
Now, shortly after this there nppcarct
In the hamlet of Kleoull an nntmnl called
liMInc It was a kind of unicorn, but
covered with scales like n fish. It carried
a book In which wa announced tho com
ing birth of Confucius, the reformer of
the world, It wns a wonderful miracle
And when ho was born rHrlt wero heard
sltmlnK In thn air and on nTs breart wnre
written these wordi: "This la he who has
come to regenerato tho world,"
This was tho event tho anniversary of
which Is celebrated annually on Drocm
xr 4. It la the great official festival of
the state, which Is celebrated with Brest
and solemn splendor; suvnntn and civil
officials adore Confucius as If ho were a
pod, for Confucius Is considered dilne br
the. emrxror, tin wi of heaven, who
hold tho power to daily.
Thirty daya previous tho preparations
begin. First the front of the temple Is
coverod with red Ink, for red la tho color
of tho festival, whlla tho Interior Is hunK
with Innumerable ribbons on which are
printed loglca of trfo deified, and from
nil tho ff.llnii arc suspended lanterns of
all kinds of shapes covered with pIIIc.
When the frreat day approaches, a cow
i sheep and a pin ara slaughtered, their
bowels taken out and on tho overling bo
joro tho festival they aro placed on a
trestle In front of tho altar.
neforn that eight younK people have
practiced chanting Confucius' hymn and
twenty-four otlicrs have rehearsed the
Hacrcd danco to bo performed In front of
the altar on tho tablet on which aro
written th tltlra granted Confucius by
the nons of heaven. Uclow this tablet are
his tnnnea who accept honors and socrl
Melodious and sweet sounds of eight
flulot accompany t"'8 chant and mako a
profound Impression. Two enormous and
rlohly ornamonled torches burn on the
altar and fill tho air with aromatic frng
rance. Tears arc railing from tho eyes of
alt those present.
Then there Is tho dunco. Twenty-four
young people perform it In the court yard
In front of tlie altar In couples dressed
Ilka warriors from Confucius' time.
Unlng up In front of tho altar they
prostrate themselves three time, accom
panied by the aound of bamboo flutes
which play Incessantly.
The next day comes tho solemn proces
nlou and performance. Tho theater Is
built at the end of the court of honor,
opposite tho altar.
The procession walkn through tha
streets of the village. In front ride a
Bcore of horsemen nrmed with lanccH. a
they were at tho tlno of Confucius. Thon
u crowd afoot, carrying banners covered
with Inscriptions, multicolored lantern"
. on long sticks, red silk parasols, signs of
Confucius' high dignity In the govern
ment of Iu. which at his tlmo was a
vassal state. Then follow thrco groups
of young people In the age of from 12 to
IB, disguised as young girls, carried on
richly ornamented stretchers, thiee and
After these follow on hundred children
from 5 to 7 years old. In costumes of an
cient silk. Some of them, representing
mandarins, wear at tho top of their bon
net buttona and peacock feathers.
All the children are tho salnt'n cortege
of honor. They remind ono of Confucius'
commandment to pcrpotuato the family
and of his word that to remain childless
Is a sin against filial piety, which Is the
foundation of all morals.
Then a troop of soldiers, some on
liorsebauk, some afoot, followed by rt
great mandarin surrounded by rt number
of sutollltea waiting on him, bearing it
lodtacal Ign in carved wood, gilt or
At last comes tho great tablet of the
delflod, also In gilt wood, carried as In
othor countrlcH aro the statues and
effigies of s'olntM. Confucius was phyH
Ically very ugly and the law fovWds the
making of an Imago of him.
Ills family hts been perptuated to our
days In the places where he lived and all
his belongings havo been respectfully pre
served by them urns, bronae tripods,
manuscripts written on bamboo plates,
for paper had not been Invented.
(Translated by tho Mandarin Ly-Chau
15TII AND FAKNAM
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