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HANOI LOCAL OPTION Comes in Convenient to Shut an Undertaker Out of a " Residence" Street, WITH THE HELP OF THE COUNCIL, "Which Will "ii Ordinance to Fir the Case— Woman "WL:> Says a IMvorce Swindled Her Out of a Htubuml— Frail Girl Neatly Kills u JiiHtlfe of the Peace— Knd or the (jljirif Trouble lit Klwood— Woman on Trial for Murder at Tcrre Hu"t«. Indianapolis, Dec. 20.— Charles T. "Whltsett. the undertaker who purposes establishing a morgue In the fashionable thoroughfare of North Meridian street, has secured a building permit and the residents of the street now purpose to invoke other means for his defeat. Their agents were in consultation Saturday with all the members of the city council and It is purposed to introduce an ordinance confining the had long ago learned that they needed but twenty-six votes in the state senate to defeat any bill inimical to their interests. Mormon Klder* at Anderson. Anderson. Ir.d., Dec. 20.—Three Mormon elders have arrived in this city and begun the work of proselyting. They have taken up permanent quarters and propose to stay a year. Their mode of campaign is similar to that of the Salvation Army, The Mormons have been working in Indiana for the past year and have conducted special campaigns In Lafayette. Indianapolis. Rushville, New Albany, Terre Haute and many other cltie?. They have riot been successful in their work to any great degree and possibly fifty would cover the total number of proselytes. HI* Bondiiuin.ii Paid the Freight. Mur.cie, Ind., Dec. 20.—Jacob Smith, the iron-worker who is accused of stealing from farmers, has left the city, defaulting his bond in $1.200, which has been collected by Prosecutor Hopping. John C. Greisheimer Is Smith's surety, but he will lose nothing, as he holds $2,000 of Smith's money in trust. Smith's relatives live in England, and it is thought that he has started for that country. Charles Getsinger. George Baker and Henry Werbel, implicated with Smith, have been placed under $5.- location of morgues to the business ! 000 b on <j s eac h .Getsinger has confessed. center of the city and thus prevent such trespasses upon residence districts. CoweM Coder the General jLuw. Lawyers whom the Meridian street residents have consulted Informed them that the council can regulate the location of such establishments under the iTeneral law that makes such bodies guardians of the health of cities. The ordinance will meet with opposition from all the undertakers, as there are morgues in other but less aristocratic sections and these would have to be relocated If it Is passed. SAYS THE DIVORCE IS A FKAUD. Oreadfnl Accident to a Baby. English, Tnd., Dec. 20.—The infant daughter of Professor James R. Lyons, of St. Croix, was probably fatally burned by falling against a hot stove. Mrs. Lyons left the child sitting in a high chair, tied to prevent falling, while she went to milk the cow. When she returned she found the chair pitched forward, with the child's face against the hot stove, badly burned and the child unconscious. Xn. fritz Declare* She Wan Impersonated i by Another Woman. Indianapolis, Dec. 20.—A dispatch from Cincinnati has the following-: Mrs. Bltzabeth Fritz, of Edinburg, Ind., has flled a suit in the common pleas court In that city, asking- that a divorce purported to have been granted her in 1867 be set aside. Mrs. Elizabeth Fritz as•orts that she was married to Christian Tritz in 1864, and that she was soon •liter-wards deserted. The court records •how that in 1867 a "Mrs. Fritz" appeared personally in the Cincinnati court, applied for and was granted a decree of divorce from Christian Fritz. She now claims that she never heard at the proceedings until a year ago, and that she was impersonated by another •woman in 1867. Christian Fritz, after the bogus decree, married another woman, with her removed to New York, and accumulated a fortune of $25,000. He died a short time since, leaving- his property to Mrs. Fritz No. 2 and their children. Mm Fritz No. 1 now claims her share of the estate. •WAS ItATHKR EXCITING, TOR A FACT. Comes Kcar Winding- Up with the Death of u Justice of tlio Fence. Crav/fordsville, Ind., Dec. 20.—An exciting scence was enacted in 'Squire Campbell's court during the arraignment of Roy Cox on a paternity charge preferred by Miss Irene Younkin. Cox had just, pleaded not guilty to the charge, when Mis.i Younkin jumped to her feet and drawing a revolver from beneath her shawl thrust it in his face, exclaiming anerily:. "Xow will you s-ay you are not guilty?" She shot as she spoke, but Cox ducked and the bullet whizzed over his head and through the bushy locks of the Judge, burying a lock of hair in the casement. Witnesses prevented a second shot. Despite his close call the justice refrained from fining her for contempt. Threaten* to Close the Works. Elwood, ind.. Dec. 20.—The Plate Gloss company has issued its ultimatum to the employes in its Elwood and Kokomo factories who are refusing to •work under the piece system. The company states its seven other factories are eperating under that system. The company says that the men here and at Kokomo must go to work under the piece system or the fires will be banked. With thoir seven other plants running it Is said that they can make what glass they require. The men are still undecided. Kokomo, Ind.. Dec. 20.—The plate glass strike is over, the 1,600 men in the Kokomo and Elwood plants having accepted the company's proposition for polishers to be paid for piecework. Both factories will resume operations this •week. .Legislation the Cause of This? Indianapolis. Dec. -0.—The report of the building and loan association department of the state auditor's office shows that there has been a heavy withdrawal from the association during the year, and that, as compared with one year ago, the loans have fallen off more than 10 per cent. Jn this county, for instance, where there are 157 associations, the withdrawals of running stock amounted to $2.761.676. while the withdrawals of paid up stock aggregated SI.060.767. Fourteen associations In this city and a large number throughout the state have gone into voluntary llciuidation during the year. "Woman oil Trial for Murder. Terre Haute. Ind.. Dec, JO.—The trial of Mrs. Sadie Crookshanks for the murder of her husband. Nathan Crook- Fhanks. about a year ago, has begun in the circuit court hero. The state wii; seek to com'ict Mrs. Crookshanks on the strength of confessions which she is alleged to have made to several women, who formerly lived at her house. The defense experts to prove that Crook- thanks committed suicide and that he threatened suicide shortly before he met his tragic doath. The coroner's evidence will be in favor of the accused, as tending tc show suicide. Commercial Travelers* Association. Indianapolis. Dec. JO.—The Commercial Travelers' asociation held its annual meeting here Saturday and elected the following officers: James H, New- mac, president: W. H. Henley, secretary and treasurer. With reference to the new interchangeable mileage book a resolution TVBS adopted pledjring the members not to vote for any man for the legislature who would not promise to support a 2-cent fare bill. Mr. Van Arsdell said that the railroad companies Burglar Robs a Railway Affent. Shirley, Ind., Dec. 20.—A burglar entered the room of A. Sherry, agent of the Big Four railway, stealing his trousers, containing a small check and $1.50 cash, besides his railway station keys, but overlooking his coat, in the pockets of which were $250. MRS. LEASE TO RUN FOR CONGRESS. Will Try to Beat Jerry Simpson in the District Convention. Great Bend, Kan., Dec. 20.—In a letter to friends here Mrs. Elizabeth Lease states that her lecture engagements are not as profitable as she expected and announces that she expects to return to Kansas and begin an active canvass for the Populist nomination for congress in the Seventh district. The fight against Jerry Simpson, she says, will prevent his renomlnatlon and it is her hope to eventually secure a majority of the votes in the convention. Mrs. Lease expects to be opposed by the Democrats, but she says that if nominated she will hold meetings in every precinct in the district and "give the people of the Seventh a repetition of the campaign of 1S90, when we first elected Jerry." Bismarck Rapidly Declining. London, Dec. 20.—A special dispatch from Hamburg says: Prince Bismarck, who braced up for the emperor's visit, has relapsed into his former weakness, despondency and persistent insomnia. Mentally and physically Prince Bis- tnarck is vapidly declining. ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. The Hynson Hardware company at St. Louis has assigned. The fire at Melbourne, Australia. Nov. 22 made ashes of $7.500.000 worth of property. A. C. Howe and his wife were the only persons burned to death in the Grand Forks fire. There were shocks of earthquakes Saturday at Richmond and other points in Virginia. Nineteen persons were injured, none seriously, by the derailment of the train at Vail. la.. Saturday. The jury in the case of Omaha against the bondsmen of ex-City Treasurer Henry Boiln rendered a verdict in favor of the city for S71.000. A baby boy was born ro Mr. arid Mrs. H. A. Merrill, of Charleston, Ills., with two perfectly formed teeth. They are incisors in the lower jaw. A committee of the French chamber of deputies Saturday resolved to invite the government to submit a bill to the chamber establishing bimetallism in France. Pardee hall, one of the principal buildings o£ Lafayette college, Eastern, Pa., was partly destroyed by fire with some fine collections and other educational piopcrty. The contempt case in which the publisher of the Omaha World-Herald is the defendant and "defiant" was postponed Saturday at the request of the publisher. Insurance Commissioner Fricke has made a demand on the plate glass insurance companies doing businei-s in Wisconsin to pay the state license of SSOO a year. R. Monarch, of Ower.sboro. Ky.. for himself, the Glenmore Distilling company and the Eagle Distilling company, has assigned; assets and liabilities each about );750,000. Records show Saturday to have been the coldest December day in Nebraska for ten years. The temperature at Lincoln was at 16 below, and at Weeping Water 26 below. Thomas Evans, of Muskegon. Mich., has received word from Myton villa?*. Shropshire, England, that he is one <•( ten heirs to a property in Liverpool valued at $1,000.000. Frank Kirby. a Christian Scientist of Camden. N. J.. who refused to call in a physician when his 2-year-old daughter was taken fatally ill with diphtheria, wai? held by the coroner in $500 bai! for his appearance before the grand jury. Captain Anson. of the Chicago ball club, arrived at Chicago, but declines to talk of his future base ball relation?. Peter Jameson, of the town of Har- raony. Wis.. was seriously burned while playing the part of Santa Claus at a school entertainment. Cotton batting suit. The Weather We May Expect. Washington, Dec. 20. - Folloirin^ are tie veatber indications for twenty four hours Irom S p. m. yesterday: For Indiana and Uli nois—Suow. tumln* into rain in ionthernTortioDs: eastarly winds. For Michigan and Wisconsin—Snow; warmer weather; ligkt to fresh enstorly to southeasterly wind*. For Iowa- Snow; warmer weather; variable wixds. ••CHRISTMAS COMES BUT ONCE A TEAR." THE CHRISTMAS MORN. BY JOEL BENTON. Shining in the Christmas sky, Sometimes meets the human eye, While the church bells, sweet and alow, Peal their joy out down below. On the far horizon's hem A hint of faroff Bethlehem. 'Tis one softly luminous star. Like that the masi saw afar. Bright holly and the mistletoe Join us in the fireside glow, And presents by the chimney side Hake lovely all the Christmastide. Today the hurrying world must pause. The children look for Santa Clans, TVhile in the air the silver chimes Eecall the old .TudiKan times. The ringing bells and tokens say That in a stable, dim and gray. The Light of All the World was born, His bed a manger, rough, forlorn, Where meek eyed oxen, with their hay, Stood in a trance almost of grace Bcforv the sweet Jiudonna face, And, half in awe and half in prayer, Seemed to suspect some god was there. This world will never cease to know. Though centuries come and centuries go, The story of those ancient times, The meaning of these Christmas chimes Which come with their perennial grace With blessing for the human race. So what to us are ice and snow And all the wintry blasts that blow If on the sky's horizon hem We see the star of Bethlehem ">. A CHRISTMAS HOMILY. The Social and Secnlar Significance of I the Day. The establishment of the Christmas festival, now the most joyous of the yearly holidays throughout the civilized world, is the most recent in date of the great church days. Its social and secular significance, of course, followed its religious adoption. Yec, curiously enough, it derived its rites of merry making not from Christianity so much as from the customs of the heathen world. The rulers of the early church, from Constantine down, -were shrewd politicians. They knew how important; it was to include as many as possible of the old pagan usages and beliefs to which the people of the Roman empire had been attached in the observances of the new faith. Just why Dec. 25 was selected as the natal day of the Saviour of the world nobody has ever boon able to tell. Certainly there is no historic reason nor the slightest authentic clew, und it. is well known that December is the rainy season in .Tudtea. when neither shepherds nor Hocks brave the open sky. It is more than probable that the celebration of Christ's birth, which up to the flfth century had not been observed at all. irot them to be recognized as not less worthy of holiday consecration than Easter and Whitsunday. It was a happy-thought to make this as nearly identical as might be with the old Roman saturnalia, which still survived in some of its forms, and with rJie annual feast of Thor, observed among all the Teutonic races, even those which had accepted the •n-hite Christ^ It- was the more apposiw. too, as the Roman festival and the Teutonic alike had symbolic reference to the great, natural fact that the sun at- or about that date rises out of the decadence of his power to au.gment.ing heat and splendor This was easily applicable to the first appearance of i;he Son of God and the Sun of the VTorld among men. So we see imported into the observance of the Christian holiday from the first on Its social side the time honored heathen usages and ceremonies. The universal present giving of the saturnalia, especially to children, and the democratic equality which abolished distinction of rank at that period -were at once followed by the Christian merrymakers. From the old Korse usages the day borrowed the customs of the huge bonfires, the Yule log of holy ash or oak to be burned indoors, the symbolism of the holly and mistletoe- boughs, alike sacred to the deities, the great boar's head served ss the piece de resistance of the Christmas feast and the general bacchanalianlsm of the occasion. The latter, however, was also typical of the old Roman festival. Santa Clans (Si. Nicholas) came by and by into the rich symbolism of the Christmas sho-w" as the gacoesEor of Odin, the all father and all giver. The Scandinavi*n god on the oc- casion of the festivities of his eldest son, Thor, distributed universal gifts, the father of each family being his special agent; in the matter. As Odin, or "Woden, became in later myths che mighty huntsman who ranged the forests, we see how the Christmas tree and evergreens found their places. Why, however, the functions of Odin should have specially been finally transferred to St. Nicholas out of all the Christian canon roll, unless from the fact that this fine old saint was the special patron of children and schoolboys, it is not easy to divine. These things go to show what a curiously tangled composite our Christmas is and how lustily it has grown out of diverse elements till it has become the most significant and hallowed of holiday seasons, marking really an epoch of the year. Among the causes which have enshrined this day so deeply in the heart of the world the fact that it is peculiarly children's day is probably the most fetching in its magic. The young people everywhere among Christian peoples constitute the factor •which dominates the social observance of the season. Rich wassail at the dinner board, seraphic music and pomp of church service, even the giving of rich gifts among the elders, were these oil, would leave Christmas but little different from other holidays, notably so in the case of Easter, when present giving among che rich has become so common. The Bambino, or infant Christ, as the idol of the occasion, would then have but little significance, but when the juvenile world declares that it rules the jubilee the keynote is struck which sends its thrilling music ringing throughout humanity. How Charles Dickens, the prose poet of Yuletide in fictiof. has spun this pregnant fact into exquisite episodes is probably the highest measure of his success in imaginative work. The images he has created will live forever in the Christmas procession fitr more than puppets to the warm hearts of countless readers. And it is not among the children of the rich that- Christmas most diffuses its felicity in real life any more than among the offspring of the great Christmas romancer. It is among the poor and the lower middle classes that Christinas joy reigns with most potency. The trifle spent to secure a Christmas tree with its burden of cheap toys and sweets in the tenement house represents vastly more th:iu the corresponding splendid show among the affluent. The story of the little cripple, "Tiny Tim, "sets its canticle to more resounding strains of harp_ and cymbal than can ever attend the festival music of a palace. The true "Chrissom child" was found in the humble manger. The feeling that Christmas day is peculiarly consecrated to the poor as well a-s to the children has always been quite char-. acterUtio of the usages of the d;iy. The lowest classes in meidkova! Unit's weiv made to share fully with their superiors in feasting and merrymaking. At the present period we see an ever increasing bone- faction in the way of helping the poor to enjoy Christmas more generously—the turkey or gtxjsi? for the home table, toys and clothing for the youngsters, and public dinners, often supplemented by substantial presents for the homeless waifs. On this special occasion such philanthropy shows its most sweeping and Iibct-.il form, and che human heart is softened ro the thought that in spir-e of earthly distinctions all men are equal before him whose natal day as man is thus observed- The democratic influence of Christmas thus stands one a great social factor. When ektrsr- are driven by so many other influences to become hostile, it is a preg- nanc thought rhar more and more should be done ro intensify the s-pirit and tendencies of the Christmas season as an object lesson in kindly sympathy between rich and poor \Vh:sr w,.-ahh does for poverty is somerimes turned from blessing to bans by a haughty and patronizing air in the giver The Christmas spirit is chat of the fortunate man. who cordially helps his unlucky brother, the spirit of the good Samaritan. The habitual exercise of this feeling oc one day when all Tradition and religious sentiment turn toward it- helps to exrend it to other day.--, and that is the true function of Christ's natal festivity. GEORGE T. FERRIS. Mrs. John Irwia, of North street, entertained the members of the Chrysanthemum club last evening. An elaborate luncheon was served. 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