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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER 23, 1917.
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By HENRIETTA M. REES.
TVyf I as spun aroun asin and
1V1 I the Christmas season is
upon us, witn an ot us at
The churches will put on
special musical services, commemorat
ing the anniversary of the birth of
Christ; a few groups of merry friendly
people will get together and sing
Christmas carols, ana the chimes will
ring out again with the gladsome tid
ings of "peace on earth, good will
to men," while the whole civilized
world is plunged into the deepest and
darkest of warfare, trying to get it.
And music is a great tonal mirror,
held up to the world, which reflects
whatever there is in life; whatever
festival, or event which stirs the souls
of people, whatever season of the
year, or characteristic of environment,
which leaves a marked impression be
hind it. In the story of the Christ
child there is a beauty and tenderness
of the deepest meaning, and in the
true music of the Christmas season,
there is found some of the finest and
loveliest music which has ever been
written. It is a great privilege to be
able to become acquainted with it, a
privilege of which all students and
lovers of music should avail them
Eogen Ysaye, the Belgian violinist,
will come to the Auditorium Friday
night, January 4, for a concert under
municipal auspices. Ysaye has been
heard in Omaha before, and has long
held an envied place among the violin
ists. Before the war, Fritz Kreisler
called him the greatest" of living
violinists, while many felt 'that the
adjective should be snared by Ysaye
and Kreisler, Ysaye might be called
the dean of violin virtuosi.
He. has met with many changes
since his' last appearance" here. He
has lost his lands and property in his
native country. He lost his sons at
the front, and has endured and suf
fered other hardships in common with
his many compatriots. For many
years he has held a prominent place
in the musical circles of the world,
and the opportunity to hear him is one
one of the greatest treats music lovers
can be given. There is a magnitude
of his conceptions, and a spirituality
abont his interpretations which lifts
the listener for the time being above
the materialistic routine of ordinary
existence. The tickets for this concert
have beea tplaccd at a low scale of
prices;, in-'order that all music lovers
desiring to hear him may do so with
out being prevented by prohibitive'
rates, ( ,
Did ever a national anthem have
such a restless existence as our fa
liar "Star Spangled Banner"? F.v-erybe-dy
knows the' melody, yet few
know it and sing it alike. It often
waves, but not proudly, rather, un
certainly between! 'eighth mttes-and
dotted notes, and notes held in-one
version and notv hold, but moving
arourid in anothet.wmcr-'-i'ntil creir
though we know the words, an audi
ence does not make a very good united
result in the singing of it.
Consequently, various authorized
editions have been put out from lime
to time, but as these have differed
ironDeach other, it has not accom
plished anything in the singing of it.
n 1890 according to the New York
I'unes, a volume was published rn
n!d fXational Patriotic and Tvpi.al
Airs of All Lands" bv John Philip
stUNa, bandmaster, LT. S. M. C. "I!v
iiiiihority" appeared upon it -s title
Pajeanil the- front print. rt . matter
contained an order 'from B. F. Tracv,
secretary of the navy, to .proceed with
compilation or -iiM! iii the ilc
pafHnfcnl. . According to the same paper the
National Educational association has
also attempted to standardize the air.
l ast year at Chicatro Thomas I.
Kelly in directing the Community
Ringing made several changes in it.
I hese were recognized and authof
tjred by the music division of the
library of congress,
The) latest revision and new har
monization has been made by a com
mittee of musicians and others at the
request of the United Sates .Bureau
of Education. The committee in
charge was composed of Will Ear
hart, chairman; Walter J. Damrosch,
Arnold J. (iranvoort, 0. G. Sonneck
and John l'hilin Sousa. The harmo
nization is by Walter Damrosch, and
will soon be published by the Bureau
Education. The Times remarks:
How far the authority of that bu
reua goes to enforce the playing and
singing of the national anthem in the
revision made for it does not appear
Is it o be adopted by the army and
navy and other branches of the gov
ernment?" Both the newer editions start "Oh,"
on a descending f and d, to. ''say" on
B flat in the key of B flat, at the be
ginning. ' " '
So there. There are at least three
authorized versions, and which one
shall .we play and sing? Not that it
makes, so very much difference if
only we all sing the same one. If
no definite recognition, is taken by
the government of any special one.
w'ou4it be possible for the mayors
of different cities to appoint a com
mittee of musicians to- decide which
version should be used in that city,
and then ask all players and singers
to abide by and become familiar with
the one ct their decision? In any
case the decision should be made for
the version which is the easiest to
sing, and which carries the meaning
of the; words the most easily.
Edith L. Wagoner supporting her
argument that the key of A is much
more satisfactory than the key of B
Bat, for the "Star Spangled Banner,"
lavs that most people who can sing
l B flat can manage an A below mid
dle C, while it is much harder for
those 'Jwho can manage an e bove
the octave to manage an f.This is
perfectly true, and besides, the climax
Dt thej song comes upon one of the
high notes, and is much more im
portant than any of the words which
come tipon the low notes.
The '.following announcement of commun
ity tinging explain! itself:
Nearly all of usJisve been conscious, at
ne tlrne or another',, of the magical, charm
f muijc, aa it iiae 'lifted us out of our
selves 'away from the sordid things of lift,
sad transplanted as into realms elysiau.
B is,' we Unknown fact, that muaUi is one
) ARTIST WHO WILL PLAY IN
of the greatest influences for good in the
world, and has even won a place for itself
In the medical therapeutics of the day.
"Singing men are fighting men." says Gen
eral Bell and Mr. Bartime of the Flower
hospital Is quoted as saying, that "Sing
ing is hypnotic and engenders a current
of happiness and happiness is the solvent
Knowing the cosmopolitan character of
music as one of the most forceful agencies
to intensify the thoughts' and actions of
men, why not, during these trying timet
of warfare, heed the call of duty from the
National Council of Women for a commun
ity sing. "Singing together," according to
Professor Surett, "is the only way that a
largs group of people hsve of expressing
their feelings at one time" and we are
well aware of the potency of "team work"
inj any undertaking. Why not respond to
It has been said by a prominent general,
that "This war was not going to be won
by some great master stroke of strategy,
but through the enduring sacrifices of the
people at home." -
If music "is solvent for discontent"
(and there should be no discontent at this
time) and If this war is to be won by the
"sacrificing endurances of the people at
home" why not gather the people together
into a community chorus to breathe out
their loyalty in patriotic and community
songs and in that way "Keep the Home
Firs Burning" in the hearts of W boys'
at the front who are fighting our battles
for.' us, for' the freedom of the world T
Surely ,we can do no less.
Let old and young who ran distinguish
"Yankee Poodle" from "Old Hundred" re
spond to the call ofaNr, Isaacson, recreation-
director of the city, for a preliminary
sing at the Young Men's Christian asso
ciation, Sunday afternoon, December SO at
2:30. Come with your enthusiasm and
breathe out your patriotism in song.
The "T. K." quartet of Omaha and Lee
G. Kratt, the recreation musical director,
will be there to lead the singing.
An enjoyable and instructive program
wns givn at the studio of Johanna An
derson Monday night. For the past two
months her advanced purlls have been
studying Russian composers whom Elaon
ranked at the head of the musical world
In 1901 and at this program only Russian
comiios, .m v. t-re represented. Interesting
reviews of the lives of Moussorgsky, Itim-sky-komnkoff,
kow iky and Kubenotein were given, followed
by solos mu.it characteristic of each com
poser, sung by the pupils, nnd victrola
Helrctlons by the greatest singers were also
The next program on this order will be
based on the opera "Mignon," by Thomas.
The principal numbers of the Sunday
evening program of the Fontenelle orchestra
under the direction of Robert Cuscadcn,
will be as follows:
Festival march from "Sigurd Jorsalfav,"
Grelg; overture, "Rosamond," Schubert;
aelection,i"Mlgnon," Thomas, nnd "Slavonic
Fantasia," Dvorak-Krelsler; violin solo, Rob
Family Dinner. .
Mr. and Mrs. George Wright of
the South Side will entertain at a fanir
ily dinner at their home Christinas
dav. The children from out-of-town
Mionrn. and Mesdames
I). NehwiirU of Issue Hoffman of
lies Mnltim, Kansas City.
.Mr. Nat Wrlulit.
Mr. Donald SchVart. ' '
B'nai Ami Club.
The B'nai Ami club gives the sec
ond of a -cries of dances Christmas
night at Keeps' academy. A delega
tion from the Sioux City chapter will
A Holiday Wedding.
Qu Wednesday, January 2, Miss
Alice Fullerton of Lincoln nnd Har
old Van Dusen, son of Mrs. J. H.
Van Dusen of this city, will be mar
ried in Lincoln. The wedding is to
be a quiet home affair, with only rela
tives present. Mr. Van Dusen, for
merly of Omaha, is now cashier of a
bank at Minatare, Neb.
A small girl's father, unmindful of
the proverb of little pitchers, one day
in her presence, in a moment of
exasperation, made use of the expres
sive epithet, "Ratsl" which means
nothing and yet so much. Later oh
in the day the 4-year-old dropped her
doll with somewhat disastrous effects.
"Rats!" exclaimed the little one, in
imitation of her father.
She was promptly rebuked by her
mother for using such a vulgar and
She received her mild scolding with
out a murmur, and, after thinking the
matter over carefully, came to- the
fountain head of wisdom and said:
"Mamma, you say it's naughty and
rude for little girls to say 'Ratsl' when
they're angry, but don't you think
they might say 'Mouse'?" Public
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Miss Mildred Fitzgerald
Becomes the Bride of
Frank A. Dyck
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in. J i illill.1! II' ) Ji, is 'I ill ill ftlllU'"
Miss Mildred Fitzgerald, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. John Fitzgerald of
Valley, and Frank A. Dyck were mar
ried Saturday evening at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Carpenter,
1234 South Eleventh street. The
Rev. A. J. McClung performed the
After a brief honeymoon Mr. and
Mrs. Dyck will return to Omaha to
To Mothers Who are Keen
About Keeping Baby Well
At this season of the year many
people suffer from an insufficient
amount of fresh air. In our northern
states, in order to maintain a proper
amount "of heat, it is absolutely
necessary to spend many hours in
closed houses more or less air tight.
The tendency is, that in an effort to
keep warm we sliut out the fresh air.
As a result, colds, croup, bronchitis
and pneumonia (sometimes called
dirty air diseases) are prevalent this
Just what effect this lack of fresh
air has on the body can be explained
easily. Any observing person knows
that no matter how much fuel is put
into a stove the fire will not burn and
there will be no heat given off unless
the drafts are open to allow the free
entrance of fresh air.
In the same way the human body
requires fresh air in order to produce
heat and energy. We may provide
sufficient fuel in the shape of food,
but if we do not provide plenty of
fresh air there will not be produced
sufficient heat and energy to keep the
body in an active healthy condition.
" But even if a child is given plenty
of fresh air at home and at school,
he will not be able to make use of
it if his air passages are clogged. You
know a fire will not burn in the stove
if there is not an open passage for the
fresh air, so we take away the ashes
and clinkers that are preventing its
free entrance before we expect the
fire to burn.
Adenoids and Tonsils.
The same fact is true of the human
body, wc must take away any growth
that is clogging the air passages. The
most common growths in children
arc adenoids and enlarged tonsils. A
couple of weeks ago I examined a
child whose air passages were so
cloggtM with enormous tonsils and a
profuse growth of adenoids that she
was unable to breathe through her
nose at all. As a result, she had to
keep her mouth open in order to get
air. As a further result, her face was
becoming misshapen. Physicians rec
ognize a typical "adenoid face" with
protruding teeth, entracted nostrils,
open mouth and a general pinched
expression. All this has been caused
by an effort of nature to readjust its
Frequently mothers ask me if 1
would advise the removal of adenoids
and enlarged tonsils. The answer is:
"All adenoids should be removed and
also the tonsils if they are diseased
or permanently enlarged." For these
diseased tonsils not only plug the air
passages, but tlvey form a means of
entrance to an army of disease germs.
Many an adult owes the pains of
rheumatism and the misery of heart
disease, to the fact that his tonsils
were neglected nvhen he was a child.
The change following the removal
of these growths is surprising. The
child begins to take an interest in the
things around him, becomes stronger
and healthier, so is able to resist
co'uls. In fact, he soon becomes a
normal child. In Woman's World
E. J. Davis
1212FarnamSt. Tel. D. 353
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thj first sneeze or (hirer.
"St-Mt7Mvei" breaks up Colds
that hang on Grip. All Drug Stores,
TIE DEAD PUSSY CAT
You's as stiff an as cold as a stone,
Dey's done frowed out and left you alone
I'se astrokin' you' fur;
But you don't never purr
Nor hump up anywhere,
W'y is dat!
Is your purrm and humpin' up done? s
An' why fur is you's little foot tied,
Did dey pisen you's tummick inside,
Did dey pound you wif bricks
Or wif big nasty sticks
Or abuse you wif kicks,
Tell me dat.
Did dey holler w'enever you cwied?
Did it hurt werry bad w'en you died,
f Little Cat!
Oh ! w'y didn't you Wun off and hide,
I is wet in my eyes
Cos I 'most always cwies,
When a pussy cat dies,
And I'se awfully solly besides.
Dest lay still der down in de sof gwoun,
While I tuck de gween gwass all awound.
Dey can't hurt you, no more
W'en you's tired an' so sore
Des' sleep twiet, you pore
Wif a pat,
An' fordet all de kicks of de town.
One of Beautiful Girls
Home for Christmas
Miss Ethel Irene Piel, who is a
senior at National Park seminary, is
one of the school set home for the
holidays. Wednesday, January 2, Miss
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Piel will entertain at luncheon at the
Blackstone in honor of the visiting
girls who are in the city for Christmas.
Beware of Sneak-in-Scoop
Dear children, when you'v done with
Be sure to put your toys away;
For if you don't the Sneak-in-Scoop
Will come some night and he will
Down on the toys left all around,
Upon the floor and on the ground,
And he will take them far away,
And when you come next day to play,
Of all the toys you've left around
Not any of them will be found.
WILLIAM A. ROBERTS.
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To the French Soldiers to Help Give Them Strength
Power and Endurance
General Gibson Says It Should Be
Used By Every Soldier Who Goes
To The Front That He Himself
Is Hale and Hearty In His 91st
Year. He Attributes Large
ly To His Recent Use of
Dr. H. B. Vail, formerly Physician In th Balti
more Hospital, Former Health Commissioner
Win. R. Kerr, and other give valuable ad
vice and information on the use of Nuxated
Iron as a tonic, strength and blood builder.
What every soldier most needs Is tre
mendous "stay there" strength, power and
endurance with nerves of steel and, blood ol
iron. To produce this result, there la nothing-
In my experience which I have found so
valuable as organic iron Nuxated Iron,
says Dr. H. B. Vail, formerly Physician in
the Baltimore Hospital, and a Medical Ex
aminer. A large quantity of this valuable
product was sent to the French soldiers by
Mme. Sarah Bernhardt. I took Nuxated Iron
myself to build me up after a serious ease
of nervous exhaustion. The effects were ap
parent after a few days and within three
weeks it had virtually revitalised my whole
system and put me In a superb physical
"If General Gibson's advice were followed
and every soldier who goes to the front
carried a package of Nuxated Iron in his
kit. 'I am sure that the men would not only
be better, stronger fighters, but that we
would have far less sickness in the Army
and much lees work for the Red Cross and
Army HpiUls to do. Time and again I
have pre-eribed organic Iron Nuxated Iron
and surprised patients at the rapidity with
which the weakness and general debility
were replaced by a renewed feeling of
strength and vitality.
- General Horatio Gates Gibson says Nux
ated Iron has brought back to him in good
measure that old buoyancy and energy that
filled his veins in 1M7 when he made his
triumphant entry with General Seott into
the City of Mexico and that he attributes
the fact that he is !:le and hearty in his
91st year, after an active military life with
service in both the Mexican and Civil Wars
largely to his recent use ot this wonderful
Another remarkable case is that of Gen
eral David Stuart Gordon, noted Indian
fighter and hero of the battle of Gettysburg,
i General Gordon : "When I becama hllv
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because of the legend that a queen and
her train once took shelter from the
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P. E. O. Sisterhoods.
Benson chapter, P. E. 0. sisterhood,
will be entertained Monday afternoon
at a kensingtou at the home of Mrs.
R. C. Persons.
The Lutheran church in America
has nearly 10,000 pastors, 16,000
churches and 2,500,000 members.
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Used Pianos, $125 and up
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us am rocuncD fajwlt to
run down this year. I fond myself totally
without the physical power to 'come back
as I had done in my younger days. I tried
different 'so-called tonics' without feeling
any better, but finally I heard of how phy
sicians were widely recommending organic
iron to renew red Wood and rebuild strength
in worn-out bodies. As a result, I atarted
taking Nuxated Iron and within a month
it had roused my weakened vital forces and
made me feel strong again, giving me an
endurance such as I never hoped to again
Former Health Commissioner of Chicago,
Wm. K. Kerr, said: "As Health Commis
sioner of the City of Chicago, I was im
portuned many times to recommend d.f
ferent medi(ynesr mineral waters, etc Never
yet have I gone on record as favoring any
particular remedy. But in the case of Nux
ated Iron, I feel an exception should be
msde to the rule. From my own experience
with it, I feel that it is such a valuable
remedy that it ought to be used in every
hospital and prescribed by every physician
in this country., and If my endorsement
shall induce anaemic, nervous, run-down
men and women to take Nuxated Iron,
and receive the wonderful tonic- benefits
which I have received, I shall feel greatly
gratified that I made an exception to .my
life-long rule in recommending it."
Dr. K Sauer, a Boston physician, who has
studied both in this country and great
European Medical Institutions, said: "Nux
ated Iron ia a wonderful remedy. Not long
ago a man came to me who was nearly
half a century old and asked me to give him
a preliminary examination for life insurance.
I was astonished to find him with the blood
pressure of a boy of twenty, and as full of
vigor, vim and vitality as a young man; in
fact, a young man he really was, notwith
standing his age. The secret, he said, was
taking iron Nuxated Iron had filled him
This institution is the only one
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ample grounds, yet entirely dis
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and non-mental diseases, no others
being admitted; the other Rest
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quiring for a time watchful care
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with renewed life. At 30 he was in bad
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a miracle of vitality and his face beaming
with the buoyancy of youth.
If people would only take Nuxated Iron
when they feel weak or run-down, instead ,
of dosing themselves with habit-forming
drugs, stimulants and alcoholic beverages, ,
I am convinced that in this way they coum .
ward off disesse, preventing it becoming
organic in thousands of cases, and thereby
the lives of thousands might be saved who
now die every year from pneumonia, grippe,
kidney, liver, heart trouble and other dan
gerous maladies. Thousands f people suf
fer from iron defie'ency and do mt kniw it.
If you are not strong or well you owe it to
yourself to make the follow.ng test: See how
long you can work or how far you can walk
without becoming tired. Next take two five
grain tablets of Nuxated Iron three times
per day after meals for two weeks.' Then
test your strength again and see sow much
you have gained.
NOTE X mated Iron, which Is so strontly endorsed
bf lime. Kirah Bembsrdt. the world's most noted
actress, and which his been used with such, surpris
tn results by Generals Gibson and Gordon, and
former Health Commissioner Kerr of Chicago, and
which is prescrilied snd recommended by Physleisns
in such a srrst variety of cases, is not a patent mala
erne, nor swret remedy, but one which Is well knowa
to druggists everywhere. Unlike the older Inosganie
Iron products, it is easily assimilated, does not in
jure the teeth, make them. Mark, nor upset the stom
ach: on the contrary. It Is a c.ist potent remedy in
nearly all forms of indigestion, as well aa for nervom
run-down conditions. The manufacturers have such
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