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Melody Planned for Today. CHRISTMAS MORNING ALSO Episcopal and Catholic Congrega tions Hold Services Wednesday. SPECIAL FEATUBES BY CHOIRS In Commemoration of the Birth of the Prince of Peace Songs Will Rise. I In praise of the Prince of Peace, whose birth will be commemorated Wednesday, special music .will be the feature in prac^ tically all of the Christian churches of the city today at both morning and evening services. Anthems, hymns and carols by the greatest music masters of the centu ries will blend in one mighty chorus throughout the city, and the music will | form a prominent feature of all the wor ship. The Catholic and Episcopal churches of the city have planned special services for Christmas day, and here again the glad music appropriate to the Christmas fes tival will be a feature. For weeks choirs, quartets and soloists have been rehears ing in preparation for this event, and many of the most difficult and most beau tiful of the Christmas anthems and hymns will be sung either today or Wednesday? in some instances both days. Persons of all ages will participate in the song service in connection with Christ mas. To the voices of the older singers'] in many of the churches there will be added those of the children, and in many cases the Sunday school entertainments will have musical features in which the children will have the chief part. Yuletide cantatas are on many of the programs. The details of 'the musical programs in many of the city's churches follow: CATHOLIC. Church of Our Lady of Victory. Glen Echo.?Midnight mass will be celebrated Christmas morning. The music will be rendered by several well-known soloists from the city and will be under the direc tion of Miss Glennan. the organist of St. Matthew's Church. Before the mass, Gou nod's Nazareth will be sung by Mr. Wil liam Clabaugh- The music of the mass will be introit. Gregorian, male voices; 1 Kyrie.- Kalllwoda. in A; Gloria, Haydn No. 2: Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnes Dei, from Kalllwoda in A; com munion, Gregorian, male voices. At the offertory, Novelli's Adeste Fideles will be sung by a quartet and chorus. The personnel of the choir is: Sopranos, Miss Anna Manning. Miss Edna' Dyer. Miss Harrington and. Miss Shibier; altos. Mrs. Elizabeth Tyler Evans and Miss Carrie Manning; tenors. Messrs. Michael Peters and P. H'. O'Farrell; bassos. Messrs. Wil liam Clabaugh and Robert C. Howard. Organist. Miss Jennie Glannan. St. Joseph's- Church.?The music for Christmas will be under the direction of the Sisters of Notre Dame and will in clude Leonard's mass in E. Oh. Holy Night will be sung after mass and Si lent Night before with Miss Cecilia A. Ryan as soloist. Adeste Fldells will be sung at the offertory. The choir includes, soprano,-Misses Elsie McFalJ, Emily Dlttoe, Cecilia Ryan. Bes sie Haft. Josephine Hughes, Agnes Hayes, Clare Dtllon, Helen Frye. Anna Ryan. Edna "Hlllyard. Florence Hughes. Anna Maisak. Stephanie Perkins, Katharine Byrne?. Eva? Dorr. Hymns will be sung at the low rpass following th^5 o'clock service, and at the 9 o'clock mass. Leon ard's mass will be repeated at the 10:30 mass. \ _______ / St. Matthew's Church.?Christmas morn ing fcifb moss will be celebrated at 3 o'clock, and a cboir of twfelve male voices under ;the direction of Miss Jennie Glen will render the following program of ie- Before the Mass, Adeste Fideles, kized by Hammel; Introit. Gr<;gor yrie Gloi/ia. Credo. Sanctus, Bene and Agnes Del (Bruno Oscar op. 8T>( Communion (Gregorian), the offertory, the Motett, Hodie s natufs est. by Nannini. The j feel of the choir is as follows: First I . enors. Messrs. W. A. Ginson. P. H. O'Farrell. Michael Peters; second tenors. Messrs. Gower, Walter Peters and I Robert raren; first bassos, Messrs. W. Y S.lasjJ'--tr. J. Bordley Sappington and Vfr. TTk. Stltt: second bassos, Charles G. tfiarris, Robert Brott and Louis E. Woulfe. \t the 11 oVlu^t service solemn high tfqpas will b^jelrarated. and the following Slendered by the usual choir ^nnixed voices: Before the mass, "Adeste * rdeM" (Novelll); Introit. "Puer natus" "* (Gregorian); Kyre. Gloria, Credo. Sanctus and Benedictus (Haydn No. 16); Gradual (Silas), quartet and chorus; ofTertory. Tui i Coeli (V. Goller), Benedictus (Glorza I 4), Communion. Viderunt Orames ;orl?4> O Sa'.utarls (Marzo), sung _?iise Davis; "Tantum Ergo" i audate (Gregorian). The choiH Dllows: Sopranos. Mrs. Katherine | . Mrs. Elmer Phelps. Misses Anna Manning. Margaret and Katie Aylmer, Edna Dyer, Rosalie Briscoe. L. Rosen dale; altos. Misses Elsie A. Davis, Nora O'Brien. Mae Atchison. Helen Mosher; tenors. Messrs.) P. H. O'Farrell. Michael i Peters. Albert O'Niell. Walter Peters; | bassos. Charles G. Harris. Dr. E. K. Stitt. I. Norris Myers. Robert Brott. Robert C. Howard; organist. Miss Jennie Glannan. '"hurch of the Holy Name of Jesus. Uth and K streets northeast.?The Christ mas services will be as follows: High muss at 5 o'clock, the music of which will Include the hymn WitlTGlory Lit. Kyrle, Gloria. Credo. Sanctus. Benedictus and Agnus Dei from Marzo's* Second Mass; j ofTertory. Adeste Fldells. Novelll: at the communion, O Holy Nigh}, and after the mass. Song of the Ages, by Gelbel: Sol- j emn high mass at 10:30, during which the following musical program will be ren dered: Son of the Ages. Geibel: Kyrle. Gloria. Credo. Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei. Haydfch; offertory. Adeste Fidelia. Novelll.-. At the benediction of the most blessed sacrament, after the mass. She'.ley's O! Saluturis and Millard's Tantum Ergo will be sung. Recessional, O! Holy Night. The personnel of the choir is as follows: Sopranos, Misses C. Knoekey. K. Knockey, M. Knockey. M. Collier. N. Ryan. A. Doyle. A. Keys and Mrs. J. L. Duncan; altos, Mesdames Bischoff. Byrnes. Kelly and Miss Myers: tenors. Messrs. J. L. Duncan, Barris and Dowllng; bassos, Messrs. Hell, Murray, Irving and Myers; organist. Miss M. Byrne. St. Peter's Church, corner of 2d and C streets southeast.?High mass, the princi pal service of the day. will be celebrated Christmas morning at 5 o'clock. The choir, under the direction of Miss Hattie M. Ritchie, and Miss Edith Gallantt as organist, will render the following pro gram: Before the mass/O Holy Night, by Wiegand; Mozart's Twelfth Sftws; Veni Creator (quartet). 8tollew*ek; offertorium Ezulta Sion, Hanimerlll; at the commun ion. Adeste Fldells (Novello); after the mass. Nazareth, by Gounod Tlie mem be-s of the choir are: Sopranos. Misses Ryan. McCormack. Price. Cotter. Me Cusion. Nalley. Meade, liayden. Biggins end Fairfax: altos. Mesdames Golden. Renner. Gallegher. Misses Hufrlo and Davis; tenors. Messrs Sharpe. Golden, Stormont and August; basses, Messrs' McGirr. Middleton,. Radcllff, Smith and Dorsey. ' ?? Immaculate Conception Church.?5:30 o'clock, before marfs. Silent Nights. Abt; kvrie, gloria, credo, sanctus. benedictus and agnus del. from W. H. Howards mass in D. At the offertory, Adeste Fideles. , After mass. And There Were Shepflerds, Millard. Angels Bending Near the Earth. The music at this mass will be sung by the boys' choir of Immaculate Conception Church. Eleven o'clock?Solemn high mass, fol lowed by benediction; kyrie, gloria, credo, sanctus. benedictus and agnus del, from Haydn's Mass. No. 3. At ofTertory, Adeste Fideles. Norello. After mass, O Salu taris. H. W. Howard; Tantum Ergo, Wle gand. In C. The solos will be sung by the following members of Immaculate Conception choir: Miss Bessie F. Mickey. Miss Katie V. Mullally, Mrs. Nellie ii. Kelser, Miss Etta Wilson. Mists Blanche Young. Miss Mae Nelligan. Messrs. Martin Grant, Wm. H. De La'cey and Harry M. Crowell. Mr Harry Wheaton Howard, organist and choir director. St. Patrick's Church. ? The following Christmas program will be rendered by St. Patrick's choir Iff the ."> and 11 o'eiock masses on that day: Prelude, Adeste Fl dells. Novel!!; mass. Haydn's Imperial, No. o. complete; ofTertory, Adeste Fldelis, Novello; at the communion, Laetentur Goeli, V. Hammarel. and Christmas Morn, ing. R. Barrett: after mass. Oh^ Holy Night, Adam Buck. The soloist are: So prano. Mrs. Helen Donohue Deyo; alto, Mrs. Elizabeth T. Evans; tenor, Mr. Mel ville D. Hensey; ba.*s. Thomas A. Murray. Organist. Mr. Charles C. Dunn; first vio lins, Mr. Chris. Arth, Mr. Sol. Minster and Mr. Herman Rakemann. Director, Mr. Arraand Gumprecht. The choir will have the assistance of itn orchestra. St. Aloyslus' Church.?The first mass on Christmas day will be at midnight. Be fore mass a trombone quartet will sound | the Adfeste Fidelis from the tower of the church. During the mass the quartet will render Holy Night. Silent Night. Adora tion. Noel. The mass to be sung is IV zi's Missa Soiemnis; offertory. Adeste H delis. Novelli's arrangement. At the solemn high mass at 11 o'clock the follow ing program will be rendered: Proces sional, Kretschmar, organ; mass. Bruno Oscar Klein's Messe Solennelle; offertory. Oil Dies Praeclara. Gounod: graduate, Adeste Fidelis; after mass, recessional, Christmas Morn. Barrett. The choir is composed of the following: Soloists, Mrs. Blanche M. Rogers, Miss Regina Baptista, 1>r. W. W. Kemball. Mr. A. W. Porter; sopranos, Mrs. W. Wil marth. Mrs. H. Williams, Misses Hansen, Reeves and Beuchert; altos, Misses Mar guerite Sweeney, C. Becker, C. Kubel, Mrs. A. C. Taylor; tenors, Messrs. T. Maxwell, J. August; basses. Messrs. A. Gardner. W. H. Parker. E. Kubel. J. Duffy. Organist and director, S. J. Kubel. St. Ann's Church.?Midnight mass: Kyrie. La Hache; Gloria in Excelsis Deo and Credo. Marzo: Sanctus and Benedic tus. Gounod; Agnus Dei, Durand; Adeste Fidelis. Novell!: En Sacra Nox. Adams: recessional. Hail to the New-born King, Parker. The soloists are: Sopranos. Misses Susie L. Lewis. Ada Poore and Mary Devine: alto. Mrs. Martha Poore Barber: tenor. Mr. Joseph Cullen; bassos. Messrs. Charles V. Bechtel and A. J. Cummings. Miss Katherine Lackey is the organist and director. EPISCOPAL. St. Alban's Church. Rev. G. C. F. Bra tenhal, rector.?Under the direction of J. Clark Middleton. organist and choirmas ter, the following music will be given Christmas day: Processional. Hymn 60, Smart; Venite. Gregorian: Te Deum, in F, Kotzslchmar; Benedlctus. Gregorian; Hymn 40, Adeste Fidelis; Krie. Elvey: Hymn "58. Redner: offertory anthem. Sing. O Heavens. Tours; at presentation of aims. Old Hundredth; Sanctus, Garrett: anthem. Blessed Is He That Co/reth in the Name of the Lord. Hosanna in the Highest: Gloria in Excelsis, old chant; Nunc Dlmit tis, Anglican ch?nt; recessional. Hymn 51, Mendelssohn. Pro-Cathedral Church.?The Christmas -music to be rendered by the choir will be mostly from the works of Barnby, Men dellssohn, Handel, Reed, Davis and Bul lard. Sunday evening, December 29, a sacred cantata by Frederic Field Bullard, entitled "The Holy Infant," will be given by. the full choir of forty voices under the direction of Mr. Ernest E. Leigh, the or ganist and choirmaster. The chief solos will be sung by Mrs. Yates Kent Bowie, Mr. Arthur Simpson, Mr. J. Pandert, Mr. W. Bright and Mr. George Davis. Church of the Good Shepherd, Oth and I streets northeast.?Christmas music will be as follows: 0 a.m. service, proces sional. Adeste Fidelis; Kyrie, G. J. Elvey: Gloria Tlbi. Gregorian: offertory anthem. Love Divine, Rev. E. Hall; Sanctus, T. J. Field; Agnus Dei, W. J. Gilbert: Com munion hymn. Eucharlstlc Hymn; Nun Dimittls, C. Vincent; processional. Men delssohn. 10 a.m. service?Processional. Adeste Fidelis; Kyrie, Calkin, in G; Gloria Tibi, Calkin, in G; sermon hymn. Holy Voices; offertory. Sing, O Heavens, B. Tours; Sanctus, Calkin, in G; Agnus Dei, Calkin, in G; communion hymn. Eucharis tic Hymn; Gloria in Excelsis. Calkin, in G: Nunc Dlmmittis. J. Barnby; reces sional hymn. Mendelssohn. George A. Webster, organist and choirmaster. St. Margaret's Church. ? The choir, under the direction of the organist. Mr. A. G. Eldridge. will give the following program on Christmas day: Processional. Hymn 49; Venite,. Mendelssohn; Gloria Patri. Mendelssohn: Gloria In Excelsis. Custance; Te Deum, Calkin; Jubilate, Cal kin; introit hymn. It Came Upon the Mid night Clear, Sullivan: Threefold Kyrie, Bomby: Gloria Tibl, Woodward; Hymn 53; offertory. There Were Shepherds; offertory sentence.' Vincent and Whitney; reces sional, Hymn 51. Church of the Advent, corner 2d and U streets northwest.?The choirr of adults, assisted by a chorus of bdys, all under the leadership of Joseph Broadbent, organ ist. will render a program of select Christ mas music, partly as follows: Sing, O Heavens, by Tours; Te Drum Festal, by Warren; Jubilate. Festal, by Williams, and Christmas Carols. The choir in cludes: Tenors and bassos, Messrs. Ju neau. Hellen and Davis; altos and so pranos, Misses ?fc>eake, Collier, Ford, Rosse. Graves. Blanche and Grace Small, Halley Day; choristers. Ridgway Taylor. Harold Huggins. ?. and M. Albright, Rathorn. U. and Paul Dunbar, F. Stef fens. Clifton Breck, Joseph Wells, Robert Wadsworth. St. James' Church. 8th street near Massachusetts avenue northeast.?First vespers. 7:30 o'clock. Tuesday, December 24: Proper Psalms. Gregorian; Canticles. Gregorian: Magnificat, Nunc DlmlCis; hymns. Hark, the Herald Angels Sing. Angels from the Home of Glory, While Shepherds Watched. Christmas day, serviced at 7:43, 10:30 and 11 a.m. At 11 a.m.. mass of the Third Tone, ar ranged by W. T. Flathe-: hymn. Of the Father's Ix)ve Begotten: Christ. Redeemer of Our Race; Oh. Come All Ye Faithful; Angels From the Realm of Glory. St. Paul's Church.?The following music will be Jung at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, in 23d street. Christmas day at 11 o'clock a.m.. with Edgar Priest as organist and choirmaster, and Richard P. Backing, teno-, and Master Roswell' E.Boothbv. soprano, soloists: Processional, O Come. All Ye Faithful; Te Deum. Henry K., Hadley: Introit anlhem. O Little Town of \Bethlehem. Neldlinger; festal com munion service. Moir In D; ofTertory an them. Calm on the Listening Ear of Night, Horatio Parker. St. Stephen s. Columbia Heights.?At 10:30 a.m. Christmas day the vested choir of men and boys will sing the communion service of A. J. Eyre In E flat, including Kyrie. Credo. Sanctus. Benedlctus and Gloria in Excelsis. Ths anthem at the introit will be Rejoice In the Lord, by Al fred Hollins, th? English composer, and at the offertory While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night, by the late Sir Joseph Ba~nbv: Myles Foster's Te Deum ??nd Jubilate in C and tha anthem There Were Shepherds, by Rerthold Tours, .will be rendered by the Sunday school after Christmas. The choir Is under the direc tion of the rector. Rev. George E. Dudley, and the organist is Mrs. D. W. Brown. Mi*s Li'lian M. Lewis, soorano: Mrs. H. Oilbert Dill. J^to. and Mr. William H. Domer. bass, are the soloists. St. Mark's Episcopal Church.?The Christmas day music will be as fol lows: 6:30 a.m.. women's choir; Miss Florence Glrouard. soloist; communion service in A. Stainer; offertory r.nthem. Behold, I Bring You Glad Tidings. Clark: 11 tfm.. choir of men and boys: introit. Te Deum in B flat. Stanfordf communion service. Wj'rle. Credo Sanc tus. Gloria In Excelsis. De Offeo. jlrown; offertorv anthem. There. Were Shep herds. Vincent. The soloists will be: Sopranos. Mas ters Howard Brooke. Elmo llunter. David McCoy; tenor. Mr. Henry William Jaeger: bass. Mr. Charles F. Roberts. The chorus includes: Sopranos. Ma rion Bailey. Vernon Barnum. Jerome Burke. Warren Coffin. Byron Donnelly. Willie Duvall. Harry Gray, Stanley Har mon. Raymond Hubbard. Gustar Kra mer. Elmer KintK. Dndley Lawrence. Lester Lawrence. Whitley McCoy. Wil lie McK'ee. Lawson Martin. Harry Mer cier. Willie Peacock, Irftwrence Pope. Ray Whitman: altos. Willie Bock. An drew Galley. Drury Patchell. Stirling Wilson; tenors. David <Hart. Herbert Howell, D. M. Lea. J. E. Whitman; basses, H. P. Blair, G. V. Dullough, Reed Bullough, J. Jarvis Butler, A. L. Pope. S . Thomas' Church, Rev. Dr. C. Ernest Smith, rector.?The following will toe the program of Christmas music to be ren dered on Christmas day at the 11 o'clock service by the regular choir of thirty-four voices and solo quartet: Processional hymn Oh Come. All Ye Faithful. J. Read ng Venite. Mendelssohn; Te Deum, Fes ? u ? ' Henry K. Hadley; Jubilate tn A, h. R. Shelley; introit anthem. Arise, Shine, for Thy Light is Come, _F. C. Maker; Kyrie, Mendejssohn; hymn. Hark, the Herald Angeis Sing. Mendelssohn; of fertory anthem. Sing. Oh Heaven, A. R Gaul. 1 he personnel 'of St. Thomas' choir is as follows: Sopranos. Miss McEwan, Mrs. ?VrrJ'' Miss Evaijs, Miss M. Ewer. Miss Alberta Reichenbach, Miss Suzanne Guth erz. Miss Gottfriede Gutherz, -Miss Alice Hunt. Miss Hattie Seitz. Miss Kate Whit ?mb Miss B?y<len. Mrs. Wm. J. Cox. .?' Torbert, Miss Sessions and Miss Phebe Ross; contraltos. Mrs. A. L. Day, Mrs. J. B. Church. Mrs. G. W. Mer cer, Miss Florence Sullivan, Miss Car lotta \ eitenheimey. Miss Ella Chase. Miss Adams Miss Dodge, Miss Annie . lattern and Miss Caroline Dodson; ten ors Messrs. M. Harry Stevens. William rrvin? Hanson Weightman and n iL G'"e52 basses. Messrs. William S' ?' T' Belt- R- Lee Cox. C. G. Dr' G'lbrIel F- Johnson. ^nnrL? ?J,Uartx^ lnilud? the following: a ^ Nina McEwan; contralto. Mrs. A. L. Day; t(*nor, Mr M Harrv Stevens: bass. Mr. William D. Hoover A Robbing ^Cel? are: Organist. Mrs. H. erz. ?n, o^rar,an- Mr' Marshall Guth Varela. chol?aster, Mr. Edmund A. Rpy --L^M.rch.-Rock Creek parish. Charles E. Buck, rector?Musical Program for Christmas. 1907: Opening an weiR N1*ht Hath Fallen. by >. R. Spence; Rennet s chant, Venite in B sharp; Gloria Patri, No. 1, Franck in R Patri' Notri^V- Go""od. i^B-Vlor?^ , No- 3. Barnes, in C; Te Deum wJateTen- !" ? Ky P' A' Schnecker; J?. anthen? rhriJ' V A' J' Holden: introit motet based upon Hymn o9, It Came upon the Midnight Clear by W W. Gilchrist: Kyrie Elel^n Tibl "no 2 ' y^F1d S?hllllnK: Gloria iioi, r^o. 2, in F, by Fred Schilling Patri"' tSh1*' fFaIthfu': Gloria There u offertory anthem. FMeld hv a Shepherds Abiding in the t> I Ai Holden; offertory hymn Praise^ God, From Whom All Blessings Flo*; Sanctus, Spohr. in G; Hymn 225 Excelsis, old chant, reharmon AenuR nefrrhangfd ?y.R' H' Atkinson; hv-mn w n bTy,(^?U2.' ,n D: recessional Th? ^'"le Town of Bethlehem. consists of Miss Ancella B. altn \f^?P^n<i: ^Irs' Eleanora Burgess, alto; Mr Frederic Sefbold. tenor; Mr. JaSV ri3' Rollings, bass, and Mr. Jamtfs W. Cheney, organist and choirmas / m?rn?n2n*?e?'?apel\r~At th* Christmas win service the following: music Jov Fllunore<1T 11 am ' processional. t? Til ? Jnmost Hearts Today; t\ J? Stephens; Jubilate in A Dudley Buck; introit. Behold. I Brintr ?h?eUn?S?inJ,oni?S' by Goss; offertory an tus 'hv ??'?? Heavens, by Tours; Sanc tus. by Stalner; Sevenfold Amen- re Mr^ Mar^hnSt wna' A*ake; sopranos, Mrs Mary D. Farrar, stoloist; Mrs n^M80"' ^Iisses Nellie Little. Mabei Davidson, Emma Greenwell, Mollie Roe ers. Daisy Miller. Lillie Perry Mr? Facer; altos, Mrs. J. R. Kerr, jr. soloist1 Ina8'stTli"ia71S' Ml!? C. Higdon. Miss Ina Stalee, tenors. Piatt Birch. Geonre Heisiey, Charles Gquld, Roscoe Facer basses, Stephen Laut. soloist; Edgar Ear?f Ph Gardner Danforth. James Early, Charles Cart; organist and choirmaster, Albert Suppel. Christ Church. Georgetown. 31st and O streets.-rhe music for Christmas morn FWH?rVVCe IL Processional, Adeste ^ ji t> ,m the Coming of the King, PaMJV Hi Venite, Mendelssohn; Gloria ratri. Mendelssohn; Te Deum in F, Kotz schmar; Jubilate. Klein; Kyrie. Gounod; V\nZZy ? There Were Shepherds! Vincent, Sanctus, Gourod; Gloria in Ex celsis, Tours; Nunc Dimittis. Gounod- re hymn <*>? Angels from'the 0 Smart. Soloists, Miss w Beulah Luxon, soprano; Miss Emma Houchen. contralto; Mr. John G. hari/1, ten?:: Mr- s- Percy Thompson, baritone. Mr. Arthur Clyde Leonard, or aanist and choirmaster. Tuesday- evening. December 31. at 11:30 o clock, the choir will sing Dudley Buck's vfiht rantata. The Song of the !Lm Insisting soloists at this serv tho ii , M,r,'. B' Allen Terrell, tenor, of -i rT0I?0"taP Presbyterian Church "p^.lJc"l,n?r5,a0r'' b*"' "* sistVAntR^do|P? H- McKim, D.D.; as sistant. Rev. G. Freeland Peter. At 11 o clock Christmas morning the follow ing music will be rendered: Proces np,?? ? J "ie- A11 Ye faithful; Te ^ ' S.?uhnecker; Jubilate. Buck; In horli. aAt^I"' A,nd There Were Shep herds Abiding in the Field, Vincent offertory anthem. O Sing to God' cGH","odn:,fa"ct"s-stalner: Gloria in Ex celsis old chant; recessional. Hark' the ??raInd Anf,*ls Sln?- Sunday. Decem wln'hl rl ^i11' the Chr,8tmas music will be repeated. At the evening serv ice there will be special music as fol lows: Orgran prelude at 7:45; Mag i. c Dimittis, Stanford: aria for baritone. But Who Shall Abide tJ- of His Comfng? from the Mes siah; King. All Gloriaus, Barnoy- Hal lelujah chorus, from the Messiah. The personnel of the choir is as fol lows: Soloists^ Miss Lillian Halley, Mrran?' rrS K^' B" Gi,more. contralto; Mr. Otto Luebkert, baritone. Chorus, Mrs. J. W. Anderson, Mrs. R. P rnrrl? Mrs. J. H Lloyd. Mrs. W. RPaUerson: Misses M. Chamberlin, Davenport, V. English, F. GoldsBorough, L. Gerlach. M. Hennen, M. Lamer, M. Marean, W. Mueller. E. McKee, Safford. M. Taylor B. Thyson. R. Tunis, Messrs. Rollin Conwell. R. P. CUrrle. H. J. Daly W Gash, Graves, H. P. Hoover, C. E. Lati mer, J. H. Lloyd. Russell Patterson. E. L Springer. James G. Traylor. J. M. Waters, W. H. Waters; organist, Otis D. Swett; choirmaster, James G Tray lor. * Trinity Church, Rev. Richard P. Wil liams, rector.?The following music will be rendered Christmas day at 11 a.m.: Pro cesslonal hymn. Angels from the Realms of Glory. Smart; Venite, Anglican chant; Te Deum in E flat, Garrett: Benedictus. Anglican chant; introit, Benedictus Qui Venit Garrett; shorter Kyrie. arranged by Stainer; Gloria Tibl, traditional; hymn Oh Come. All Ye Faithful. Reading- offer tory. It Came Upon the Midnight Clear. Stainer; presentation. Doxology, Old Hun dred; communion service .in E flat Gar rett; Nunc Dimittis. chant; recessional hymn. Hark, the Herald Angels, Men delssohn. Chorus of thirty-flve: Mrs Charles Denhardt. Miss Helen Bane Mr! T. Barton Easby, iMr. Frederick A. Fletch er. Miss Helen Calhoun, assistant organ ist; Mr. Oscar Franklin Comstock, organ ist and choirmaster. All Saints' Church, Chew Chase- Rev T. S. Chllds, rector; Rev. M. Turner as sistant rector.?Hymn 49. Adeste Fidelis: \ enlte in B flat. Corbin; Te Deum, Tours hymn 59, carol: offertory anthem. There Were Shepherds. Spence; hymn 54 St Martin. The voluntary choir is composed of Miss Bates. Mrs. Johnson. Miss Mal colm, Mrs. McMIIle. Miss Taylor Mrs Hall, Mrs. Mlddleton, Mrs. Marcon. and Messrs. Barnes, Albert. Dawson. Johnson Mr. J. Weaver is director and Mr Wil liam H. Taylor is organist. METHODIST PBOTESTANT. First M. P. Church, ? .h street south east, Rev. B. P. Truitt, pastor.?The fol lowing musical program wi.. be rendered by the choir Sunday. December 22: Morn ing service at 11: Bethlehem's Plain, by Woodell; tenor solo, I Heard the Voice of ieaua 8ay, by Harrlss. Evening service at. 7:30: Ancient of Days, by Swengy; tenor solo, Holy Father, Hear Us, by Sudds; Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring, by Shepard. The choir is composed of the following: Soloists. Misses Effle Roweund Susie Wayson; chorus, sopranos, Mrs. B. P. Truitt. Mrs. A. Fairbanks Misses Hat tie Padgett and Lillian Weems; altos Misses Miriam Fairbanks and Emma Wayson; tenors, Messrs. M. C. Weaver hdwin Clauseli and ''erraan Welch bassos. Messrs. John Jones and Paul' Kruger. Miss Mae Campbell is the or ganist; Mr. George V. Blakeney. tenor soloist and director. North Carolina Avenue M. P. Church Richard L. Shipley, pastor.?The follow ing Christmas music will be rendered to day; Jlorning service?Sweet Christmas Day, by Caleb Simper: Baby Christ gchofield; Joy to the World. Wllliams; Hark! the Herald Angels Sing, Gatowee Evening service?He Shall Reign For ever, Hall: Bethlehem, solo, Dresser: Sing of the Magi. Miles. The members of the choir are: So pranos, Miss Ada May Filer, Miss Sue Hess. Miss Alice Oxley. Miss Grace Meier. Miss Roberta Dant. Miss Jessie Weller; altos. Mrs. C. V. Schofield. Mrs. M. H. Herriman; tenors. Mr. George Tate, Mr. E. Calrnes: basses. Mr. O. Ports, Mr. Harry Scott. Mr. John Martyn. Mr. Wil liam T. Scott, Mr. Walter Scott. Solos will be sung by Mr. George Tate, Miss Ada May Filer and Miss Sue Hess. The choir is under the direction of Charles V. Schofleld, organist. PRESBYTERIAN. Eckington Presbyterian Church".?The Christmas music will be given today and the following selections will be rendered: And There Were Shepherds. Parks: Calm On the Llst'nlng Ear of Night, Parks: The New-born King, L'Espair. tenor solo by Mr. Linton; Behold. I Bring You Good Tidings, Lynes, and There Were Shep herds. Marks. The choi- Includes the following: Sopranos, Misses X?mer., Ryan, Sawyer, Seyboth, Perry and Elder; altos. Misses Seyboth. Ryan and Glenn: tenors. Messrs. Moore and Linton; bassos, Messrs. Wood. Redfleld, Jardine and Dr. Perry. with Miss Mabel Linton a* organist. Fourth Presbyterian Church. 13th and Fairmont streets.?The Christmas music will be as follows^: Anthem. Sing, Oh Sing This Blessed Morn. Rogers; of fertory anthem*. Oh, Little Town of Gali lee. Neidllnger; anthem. And There Were Shepherds, Morrison; solo. Night of Nights Van de Water. The choir, under the direction of A. B. Kelly, organist and director is made up as follows: Soprano, Miss Bertie Thompson; contraltos. Miss Irma Callahan and Miss M. E. Dexter; I tenor, E. R. T. Embrey; basso, Harry Campbell. First Presbyterian Church ?The choir | will sing today: Behold. I Bring You Good Tidings, by Adam Geibel; Sing Alleluia Forth, by Dudley Buck; Rejoice, the Lord is King, by Harry Hale Pike; sanctus, Gounod. , ,, I M-s. L. A. Roberts, soprano: Miss Mary B Finney, contralto; Mr. W. H. Barn holt basso; Mr. S. F. Compton. tenor and director, and Mrs. George F. Schutt, or- | ganist, constitute the choir. Northmlnster Church.-The last Christ mas service to*be observed by the con gregation of the Northmlnster Church prior to removal from the old edifice to the more modern and better equipped structure now in course of erection at the : corner of 11th street and Rhode Island avenue northwest will be held today, and will be the occasion of special music by the choir and an appropriate sermon by . the pastor. The musical program will be as follows: Anthem by.the choir,- From Out the Starry Heavens, by Frank L. Eyer; Incidental solo by Miss Margaret Follin; soprano solo, Christmas, by Harry Rowe Shelley, Miss Follin; anthem. Be hold. I Bring You Good Tidings, by Gei bel; Anthem. O Bethlehem, Awake, by Gottschalk; solo. In Old Judea, Glebel, with violin obllgato. Miss Christine Church; Anthem, Angels From the Realms of Glory, by Marsh, chorus, with soprano solos by Misses Countryman and Busey and alto solos by Misses Bogan and Morse. The choir consists of: Sopranos, Misses Margaret Follin, Emallne Country man. Rose Busey, Margaret Morse, Grace Miller and Misses Weaver and Smith; altos. Misses Rose Bogan, Glalre Ingalls, Elizabeth Morse, Mrs. Tennlle, Mrs. Strlckler; basses and tenors, George H. Wilson, Lawrence Wilson, Anthony Morse, John Merwin, William Murphy, j Joseph Bogan. Robert A. Miller, Frank Barr; organist. Miss Louise Montrop, di rector, P. L. Zimmerman. Metropolitan Presbyterian Church.-The following musical program will be rendered this morning: Anthem. Fes tival Te Deum No. 7. In E flat, Dud ley Buck; contralto solo. The Glorious Morn, Neidllnger; anthem. Hark! What Mean Those Holy Voices, Neidllnger. In the evening the program includes: An them. Angels From the Realms of Glory, Manney: soprano 8olo. O Holy Night, Adam; baritone solo. Nazareth, Gounod; Anthem. Christmas, Shelley. A chorus of twenty voices and quartet consisting of Miss Flora A. Jackson, so prano: Miss Anna E. Brett, contralto. Mr B. Allen Terrell, tenor, and Mr. Harry Mitchell, baritone, will render the j music. Mrs. John F. Klein will preside at the organ in the absence of Miss Jessie , B F. Grant, the regular organist, who is ill. Mr. George Bullough will substitute for Mr. Mitchell at the morning service, j Dr. Evans will preach at both services. The Apollo Orchestra, Albert J. Johnston, director, will play several numbers at the I Christmas entertainment of the Sunday school to be given to McKendree M. E. Church, on Massachusetts avenue, Friday I evening. J>ecember 27. The boy violinist, George woskey. will also appear In solo numbers. The Appolo Orchestra now num bers twenty-six players. New York Avenue Presbyterian Church-. I ?The Christmas music will be rendered on Sunday, December 22. At 11 a.m.. the choir will sing Hark. What Mean Those Holy Voices, by Arthur Whiting, and the recitative and aria from the Messiah. Comfort Ye. My People, Every Valley Shall Be Exalted. At 7:45 p.m., a cantata, ( The Nativity, by Geibel. will be given. The choir is composed of the following: Soprano. Mrs. W. H. Shir-Cliff: alto, Miss I Pauline Wbittak^r; tenor, Mr. W. C. Mills; basso. Mr. John tl. Nolan; soprano, Mrs. Claude Clifton; organist and director, | Mr. J<fhn Porter Lawrence. Mr. Anton Kftspar will assist In the I cantata, and also play Ries" Romanza in B flat at the offertory. At the conclu sion of the service the William Tell over- | ture will be given with violin and organ. CONGREGATIONAL. Mount Pleasant Congregational Ohurch. I Columbia road near 14th street.?The fol lowing musical program will be rendered during the morning and evening services today: Anthems?Te Deum, B minor (Buck): Sing, Oh, Sing (Rogers), O Holy Night (Adam), Arise, Shine (Buck): The Angel Gabriel (Stevenson). Solos?Violin, Pastourelle (Edward Elgar), played by Miss Elton Ronsaville; soprano solo. Wor ship Chrtet, the Newborn King (Hari mond). sung by Mrs., Kling; contralto solo. The Virgin's Cradle, hymn, Morris I class, sun^ by Miss Bethune. Organ] numbers?Apertls Thesauris Suis Obtule runt Magi (Domino), Aurum, Thus et Myrrhum (Liszt), Alleluia (Loret), Noel (Buck), Offertolre Sur 1'Adeste (Clauss mann). The members of the quartet are: Soprano, Mrs. C. B. Kling; alto,*Miss Frances Bethune: tehor. Dr. C. L. Bliss; bass, Mr. J. K. Wiley. Mr. I^wls Corn- | lng Atwater is organist and director. METHODIST. Hamline M. E. Church, 9th' and PI streets.?Today there will be special music appropriate to Christmas. During the morning service the choir will be heard in Harker's Angels From the Realms of Glory, and Sing, Ob. Heavens, by Clare. The evening service will include Behold. I Bring You Good Tidings, by Huhn, and Lowden's Oh, Holy Child. The in dividual members of the quartet, It is announced, will be heard to advantage In some very effective solo parts. In addition. Mr. Bartlett will render the com-1 position of Rotoll. Glory to God. and a solo will be provided for one of the serv ices by another member of the choir. The choir is composed of the following: Mrs. S. P. Hollingsworth. soprano; Mrs. F. M Shore, contralto: Mr. Charles Bart lett, tenor and director; Mr. James Hicks, [ basso; Miss Edith Athey, organist. Waugh M. E. Church.?The Christmas services will be held today. At the even ing service Miss Mabel Latimer and Miss Blanche Young will sing ?elos appropriate to the occasion. Miss Latimer Pessard's Once Again We Hail With Joy at the of fertory, and Miss Young's solo after the sermon will be Adam Geibel's In Old Judea. The precentor. Mr. Randolph, will sing Adam's O Holy. Night and Blschoft's Hallelujah. Christ is Born, at the morn ing service, and Van de Water's Night of Nights in the evening. Gors'uch M. E. Church.7-Speclal exer cises in celebration' at the Christmas sea son will be held today. "Fruits of the Manger" will be the subject of the morn ing sermon by Rev. Willmm Lee Lynn. In the' evening he will make a short address on "God's Great Gift." The following musical -program will be rendered by the choir, under the direction of Mr. Charles W. Fitton. Jr., the leader: Morning serv ice?Behold. I Bring You Good Tidings, by McPhall; Shepherds in the Field ^bid ing. Glory Be to God In the Highest, by Thompson. Bvenlng service?K?rk! Hark! My 8oul, by Perkins; The Song of the Angels. Come and Worship. Hall, Thou Prince of Pcace. by Earle; Glory Be to God In ttie Highest, by Thompson; Brightest and Best, by McPhail; While Shepherds Watched the Flocks. Behold, I Bring You Good TldlngS, by McPhall; Hark! the Herald Angels Sin*, by Ash ford; While Shepherds Watched. Mount Vernon Place Methodist Church. ?The program of Christmas music will be given today, under the direction of Mr. Edgar Robinson, as follows: Anthem. There Were Shepherds. Vincent; alto solo., Hallelujah. Christ Is Born, by Dr. BIschofT. Miss Lillian Chenowlth; an them, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear. Carol. In the evening the choir will sing Angels Prom the Realms of Glory, by Nledllnger, and a Christmas carol. Silent Night, by Gruber. and a soprano solo. Night of Nights, by Van de Water, will be rendered by Miss Adele Levers. Mr. J. Edgar Robinson Is organist and choir director. St. Paul's M. E. Church South, 21 and S streets northwest. Rev. P. W. Jeffries, pastor.?This evening at 7:30 special Christmas music will be rendered, includ ing antheme, as follows: The Voice of Triumph (Gabriel). Hall tXUie King, The Joyful Morn Is Breaking, Shout the Glad Tidings. Rvland M. E. Church.?The choir, under the direction of George Lawrence, Miss Mary Brewer, organist, will sing an elab orate program of music on Sunday morn ing and evening, as follows: Anthems, Gloria In Excelsis, Sing Unto the Lord, Rossini; Christmas, Now They Tell the Story, Shelly; Cantique de Noel, O Holy Night. Adams-Buck; Hark. Hark. My Soul, Shelly; And There Were Shepherds, Millard; anthem. The Heavenly Message, Combs. The soloists are: Mrs. Milton Odell, Mrs. George Lawrence, Miss Ada Spence, Miss Florence Popkins, Mr. Geo. Lawrence and Mr. James Cathell. The chorus Includes a full choir of twenty five voices. Mount Zlon M. E. Church.?The pro gram of Christmas musU to be rendered by the choir Is as follows: Chorus. Star of the East, Harding; chorus. Hark, the Herald Angels Sing, Mendelssohn-Bar tholdy; air and chorus. Come Ye Lofty, Come Ye Lowly. Marston; chorus. An gels That, Around Us Hover, Wallace; chorus, Tliere's a Song In the Air, Wath al; chorus. Behold the Lumb of God, Handel. The members of the choir are: Sopranos, Miss Sadie Hall, Miss Alberta Lyles, Miss Sadie Dabney, Mrs. Ethel Pope. Mrs. Marie Bryant, Mlsq Eugenia Perkins, Miss Phyllis Sedgwick. Miss An nie Bacon. Miss Cornelia Jones, Mrs. Hannah Fleet, Mrs. Fannie Jones: altos. Miss Rosa Smith, Miss Callla Perkins, Miss Sitka Warren, Miss Deseree Clark, Mrs. Josephine Beason, Mrs. Elizabeth Holt; tenors, Henry Bowles, Verdi Fisher, B. Ford, D. Battles; bassos. Leon Wheel er. Harry Bell. Ferdinand Smith. George Pope, William Jones, D. Washington. Foundry M. E. Church.?Christmas music will be rendered by the choir of Foundry M. E. Church Sunday, Decem ber 22, as follows: Morning service: Organ prelude, Chiistmas Pastorale, opus 56, Merkel; antnem, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks, Martin; anthem. Behold, I Bring You Good Tidings, Bartlett; contralto solo, O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zlon (from tlio Mes siah), Mrs. William T. Reed; postlude, march In B flat, Silas. The Christmas cantata. .The Star of Bethlehem, by F. Flaxlngton Harker, will be sung at the evening service. The choir is composed of Mrs. Otis D. Swett, soprano; Mrs. William T. Reed, contralto; Mr. William J. Caulfleld, tenor; Mr. W. H. Peter, bass; Mr. Her man L. Amiss, organist and director. Douglas Memorial M. E. Church, cor ner H and 11th streets northeast.-^ Speclal music will be rendered today. In the morning the choir will sing: Zion, Rejoice, by C. Harold Lowden; How Beautiful Upon the Mountains, by C. Austin Miles; Christians, Awake, by C. Harold Lowden. In the evening the choir will sing O Holy Child, by C. Harold Lowden; He Shall Reign For ever, J. Lincoln Hall; Song of the Magi, C. Austin Miles. The following are the member^ of the choir: Sopranos, Miss Ella Lawrenson, Mrs. Harper, Mrs. Croflft, Miss Gallagher and Miss Helnard; altos, Miss Annie Bran son, Mrs. Deffendorff and Mrs. Rudy; tenors, Mr. Cooper and Dr. Trlvett; bassos, Mr. Ralph Bowen, Mr. Deflfendorf, Mr. Howell and Mr. Roberts; director, Wilson Harvey; organist. Miss Elsie M. Harvey. Wesley Chapel M. E. Church.?The mu sical program for Sunday, December 22, Is as follows: Morning service: The Star of Bethlehem, Wiegand; Hark! What Mean Those Holy Voices, Stair; tenor solo. Holy Night, Adam; Unto Us a Child Is Born, Mozart Brown. ? Evening service: Arise! Shine! for Thy Light Is Come. Spence; Sing. O Heavens, Tours; btCSs solo. Nazareth, Gounod. The choir is composed of Mrs. Charles B. Bayly, soprano; Mrs. D. Olin Leech, afto; Harrington Barker, tenor; A. Owen Pen ney, bass. Miss Jessie M. Young is or ganist and Harrington. Barker, director. Trinity M. E. Church, corner of 5th street and Pennsylvania avenue southeast. ?Christmas music will be given on Sun day. December 22. as follows: Morning service, 11 o'clock: Opening anthem. When Jesus Was Born in Bethle hem; anthem after prayer. A Savior, Christ the Lord; offertory, contralto solo. Hallelujah, Christ Is Born, BIschofT; an them a^ter sermon, Where is He That Is Born? I Evening sen-ice, 7:30 o'clock: Opening anthem. Glory to God in the Highest; an them after prayer. Arise! Shine; offertory, soprano solo. Night of Nights, Van De water; anthem after sermon. Unto Us a Child Is Born. The quartet includes Mlssi Laura Black, soprano; Miss Margaret W. Standiford, contralto; Mr. Edward H. Jones, tenor; Mr. Richard P. Bingham, bass. William K. Cohen is organist and director. BAPTIST. Immanuel Baptist Church, corner 16th street and Columbia road.?Today's serv ices will Include special sermons by the pastor. Rev. George Ellsworth White house, at 11 aim. and 7:45 p.m. There will be several selections by the quartet, consisting of Miss Marian McFall, so prano: Miss Ethel Davis, contralto; Mr. Frank Shipe, tenor, and Mr. Isorman Fos ter, bass. At the morning service the quartet will sing, Exalt Me, All Ye Peo ple; Hear Our Prayer and Awake and Sing. _In the evening, when a special praise service will be held, additional se lections by the quartet and a tenor solo by Mr. Frank Shipe will be rendered. Mrs. E. P. Dickinson Is the pianist and Mr. Percy S. Foster, organist. Brookland Baptist Church.?Director, Miss Lucy G. Lynch. Christmas music will be rendered today. At the morning service the program will be: Anthems Hark! What Mean Those Holy Voices? (Long), Sing, Oh Sing This Blessed Morn, (Rogers). Solos?Hall. Thou Long Ex pected Jesus (Blumenstein), by Mr. W. J. Galbralth; The Angels' Message (Dressier), by Mies Lucy G. Lynoh, with violin obllgato by Mr. Martin Mc Hugh. For the evening service the an thems will be: Calm on the Listening Ear of Night (Parks). Hark, the Herald Angels Sing (Ashford), and the solos will be The New Born King (L'Espolr). by Miss Ruby Schwelr, and The Prince of Galilee (Gilchrist), by Mr. Ralph Simons. Temple Baptist Church.?The program ?of music for today will be as follows: Morning service?Prelude, Berceuse, from Jocelyn, organ and violin; It Is the Blessed Christmas Morn, by Bartlett. so prano solo, with violin obllgato and chorus: The Glorious Morn. Neldllnger. sung by Mrs. Arthur G. Dunn;. While Shepherds Watched, by Neldllnger; reces sional, Hark! the Herald Angels. Even ing service?Blessed Be the Lord, by Wood: The Watching Shepherds, by Gudewjnd, tenor solo, by Mr. Melville Seaman and & chorus of young ladles from the Sunday school; recessional. 8ong of Praise. The choir is composed of Mrs. Arthur Glanville Dunn., soprano; Miss Blanche Terrell, alto; Mr. Melville G. Seaman, tenor; Mr. John Roberts, bass. They will be assisted by Mrs. Ella Knlght-EUIs. violinist, and a chorus of young ladles from the Sunday school. Mrs. Grace Dufour-Brown Is the organist and director. Centennial Baptist Church.?The Christ mas music program will be given this evening, under the direction of Mr. G. W. Bowen, choir director, and Miss Gwynette Christian, onranlst, as follows: Chorus, by choir, O Holy Night, Adam; soprano solo, The Endless Day, sung by Miss Bvanna Hlld; chorus, by choir, O Lord. Remember Me, Lang: duet. Love Divine, All Love Excelling, Geibel, sung by Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Bowen; chorus, by choir. The King of Love My Shepherd Is, Shel ley. Calvary Baptist Ohurch.?Christmas music will be rendered Sunday, Decem ber 22, as follows: Morning service at 11 o'clock?Anthem, In the Beginning Was the Word. Lansing; Behold 1 Bring You Good Tidings. Bartlctt; Peace Upon Larth, Gefbel; alto solo. He Shall Feed His Stock. Handel; soprano solo. Come Unto Him, Handel; violin solo. Cavattna. Raff. Evening Bervice at T:30? Anthem. Break Forth Into Joy. Ambrose;- O Holy Child of Bethlehem. Chad wick; bass solo. The Song Sublime. Norris; violin sole. Adagio. Mendelssohn. The choir Includes Mrs. Walter A. Gawler, soprano: Mrs. Ralph P. Barnard, alto; Mr. Perry B. Turpln. tenor; Mr. J. Henry Kaiser, bass; Mr. Ar thur D. Mayo, organist and director; Mrs. Bertha Lucas Stoddard, violinist. Metropolitan Baptist Church, corner of 6th and A streets northeast. Rev. John Compton Ball, pastor.?At the morning service today the following music wil) be rendered: Organ preltfde; anthem. Bene dictus. by Farmer; tenor solo. Hallelu jah, Christ Is Born, by Blschoff. to be sung by Dr. W. Bruce Hoofnagle; an them, Star of the Orient, bf Shelley; anthem. Christmas, by Shelley, and or gan postlude. At the evening service the following will be rendered: Organ prelude; an them, And There Were Shepherds, by Williams; trio. Holy Father, Thou Hast Taught Us, by Belcher, to be sung by Mrs. William Keye Miller. Mr. William T. Ellis and Dr. W. Bruce Hoofnagle; so prano solo. Night of Nights, by Van deWater, to be sung by Mrs. William rveye Miller; autumn, Sanctus. by Gou nod. and organ postlude. The members of the choir are: So pranos. Mrs. William Keye Miller, Miss Mabel Roberts. Miss frfellle Barber. Miss Kathryn Dodge and Miss Rachel Fle harty; altos. Miss I^aura V. French. Miss Emma Gfuschewsky and Miss Sadie Dodge: tenors, Dr. W. Bruce Hoofnagle, Mr. Rolland E. Fleharty and Mr. I^ewls B. Lawrence: bassos, Mr. Gilbert A. Clark and Mr. William T. Ellis; organist, Mrs. Harry G. Wilbur: director. Mr. Gilbert A. Clark; librarian, Miss Emma Guschewsky. Kendall Baptist Church.?The Christmas anthems will be: Christians Awake. Zlon Rejoice; >0 Holy Child, i>y C. Harold Lowden. and Hallelujah to the King, by Charles H. Gabriel. LUTHERAN. Zlon Evangelical Lutheran Church. 6th and Streets.?The Christmas day serv ices will be as follows: 6:30 a.m.?Early Christmas praise service. Hark. What Mean Those Holy Voices; Psalm 08; Glo ria Patri; Prayer; It Came Upon the Mid night Clear; reading of the epistle and the gospel for the day; creed; O Little Town of Bethlehem; sermon; We Have Seen His Star and Are Come to Worship Hfm; selection by the children's choir. Angels from the Realms oi Glory; offering; benedictus; prayer and Lord's prayer; benediction. Mrs. F. Duxberry is the or ganist and director of choir. The mem bers of adult choir are: Misses May Lerch, Gertrude Rupertus. Charlotte May. Olga Bealle and Messrs. Harry Beauverd, Charles Lustlg and Earle Seldenspinner. At 11 a.m.?A German Christian serv ice; solo by Miss Jtfartha Metzler. At 7:30 p.m.?Christmas praise service with the Sabbath school. The church will be decorated for the holidays. CHRISTIAN CHURCHES. Whitney Avenue Memorial Christian Church.-k^hrlstmas music will be ren dered as follows: Organ prelude. Pas toral Symphony. Messiah, Handel, and O Come, All Ye Faithful, transcription, Ashford; hymn. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing. Mendelssohn; soprano solo, That Glorious Song of Old, Miss Colburn, Boese; hymn, Joy to the World. Handel; baritone solo. The Anthem Celestial. Mr. Jqhn Walker, Adams; hymn. Brightest and Best, Dykes; soprano solo. Hallelu jah. Christ Is Born Today, Blschoff. Miss Sadie Lewis; hymn, O, Come All Ye Faithful. Portozello. The choir consists of the following: Sopranos, Mrs. Col burn, Miss Edith Colburn, Miss Sadie Lewis. Miss Annie Dowllng; contraltos, Mrs. Elsie Garthright, Miss Katie Moore, Mrs. Maude Degges; tenors. Mr. J. C. Niblick, Mr. C. . M. Greenfeldt; bassos. Mr. John Walker," Mr. Hiram 8chell. The organist and choir leader Is Dr. Allen Walker. Vermont Avenue Christian Church.? A varied program of anthems and solos will be rendered today by the quartet. Th6 anthem numbers will be: Marks' There Were Shepherds and Glory to God In the Highest, by Miles. Dr.Blschoff's new tenor solo. Hallelujah, Christ Is Born, will be sung by Mr. Charles W. Brld weTI; Miss Mercy Adklns. alto, will sing The Birthday of a King. The soprano. Miss Annie Baton, will render Harry Rowe Shelley's The Dawn of Hope; Gou nod's Jesus of Nazareth will be sung by Benjamin A. Lineback. basso. Miss Mercy Adklns, alto" soloist, who has been confined: to her room with a se vere bronchial affection, will sing with the quartet this morning, for the first time In several weeks. IN COLORED CHUCHES. Shlloh Baptist Church, L street near 17th street.?Special Christmas services will be held on Christmas morning at 5 o'clock, and on Sunday, December 29, at which time the pastor, Rev. J. Milton Waldron. will preach special sermons on "The Advent of Jesus Christ," and the choir, under the direction of Dr. John E. Rattley, will render Bordese's and Cramer's anthems, Glory to God In the Highest and Heber's hymn. The Na tivity. Andrew J. Payne will render a tenor solo, and the choir and congrega tion will sing several well-known Christ mas carols. , OTHER CHURCHES. Ninth Street Christian Church.?The choir will render Its Christmas music to day. At the morning services the offertory solo will be Shelley's Christmas Day, by Mrs. T. R. Pirtle; the anthems will be Behold I Bring You Good Tidings, by Lyne*. and Come Ye Lofty, Come Ye Lowly, by Marzo. In the evening the offertory solo will be sung by Mr. E. G. Grau; the anthem by the choir. Angel's Song, by Sudds, and a trio. Now the Shades of Evening Fall, by Mendelssohn, sung by Miss Bessie M. Harrison, so prano; Miss Emma Ruth Peters, contral to, and Mr. Schofleld, tenor. The follow ing compose the choir: Sopranos, Miss Josephine T. Gould, Miss Bessie M. Har rison, Mrs. T. R. Pirtle. Miss M. Scott, Miss L. M. Lightfoot, Mrs. J. E. Fowler. Miss Virginia L. Raymond and Mrs. J. Jarboe; altos, Miss Emma Ruth Peters. Mrs. Effa M. Rule, Mrs. F. A. Carpenter; tenors. Messrs. Schofleld. Elliott. Morri son, Scott, Kendlg, Moore and Cady; bassos, Messrs. Carpenter, urau, Elwood, Lybrand and Criddle. Mr. Joseph Harri son is the organist and choirmaster, and Miss Virginia L. Raymond and Miss M. Allen are assistant organists. Memorial United Brethren Church.?At the morning service the choir will sing O Holy Night, by Adam, and Mr. Henry J. Stambaugh, baritone, will sing. Calm on the Listening Ear of Night, by Thom son. At the evening service the anthem, Sing, Alleluia Forth, by Dudley Buck, will be sung by the choir, and Miss Amia Stambaugh, soprano, will be the soloist. Miss Liia I. M-cBath is organist and choir director. Church of the New Jerusalem. 16th and Corcoran Streets.?At the service Christ mas morning at 11 o'clock the following music will be sung, with holy commu nion: Adeste Fide lis; Sanctus; Allegri; Mercy and Truth Are Met Together, by J. Stalner; Benedictus, Gilchrist; The Creed, F. Sewall; O Come. Redeemer of Man kind, J. E. West. The choir consists of Miss Mary H. Leefe, Mrs. W. I. Swan ton, Miss R. K. Sewall. Miss E. L. Smith. Miss Frances Twitchell. Mrs. H. B. Sper ry, Mr. J. Wilbur Maddox, Mr. Lewis Barrlngton. Mr. F.' W. Swanton, Mr. H. R. Smith; Mr. William M. Shuster, direct or; Miss M. G. Sewall. organist. The Sunday school festival will be held Tuesday. Christmas eve, at 4 o'clock, with procession, tree, recitations and carols. Unlversalist Church. 13th and L streets. Rev. John Van Schaick. jr., pastor.?The Christmas music will be as follows: An them, Behold, I Bring You Good Tidings. Gelbel; anthem. He Shall Reign Forever. J. Lincoln Hall; contralto solo. Miss Emily Blazer. The members of the choir are: Mrs. Charles R. Corey, soprano: Miss Emily Blazer, contralto; Mr. Harry P. Wllklna. tenor; Mr. Walter T. Matson. basso; Mrs. George F. Baxter, organist. LONDON, December 21.?The army council has adopted a modified l'orm of the Japanese bayonet for the British army. It is 17 inches long, as compared with the present bayonet of 1'J Inches, and affords a thrusting length of ap Moxlmately 81H Instead of 5(1 Vj Inches, stead of being two-edged, with a dou ble groove. It Is single-edged, with a back and single grove, slightly tapered to a point. IN THE STORES S KANN. SON8 & CO.?Only two mom buyisg days. announce* Harm's calendar warmngly. Yet the belated shoppers will find much consolation for themselves in the announcements of the good inings this firm has still to offer. There is a long list of toys at last-mln ute prices, and they are l>w enough to in sure a happy Christmas to every child In Washington, if every child Is remembered as It should be. The best things are not all for the chil dren. if the bulletin of gift thing* from the departments of silverware, glassware and china are any indication. Gift umbrellas, that are such sensible gifts and always appreciated, are repre sented by two special price offerings to morrow. Leather goods and sterling silver hair brushes, neckwear and art novelties, all are good suggestions to the distracted last- moment gift hunter. Silks and wool waist patterns, suitably boxed, will be something for the boy who Is away from home to send to the mother, sister or aunt, and tomorrow there will, as this firm's announcement states, be some specially good offerings in tnese two lines. It Is so much pleasanter to shop early in the day that for* one's own satisfac tion, to say nothing of the consideration that should be shown for the salespeople, this advice should be heeded. If the last moment has come and there is still a gift to be provided and not an other idea forthcoming, -then the simple announcement of gloves ?nd handker chiefs will be hilled with delight as fur nishing the hint that Is needed, for every body wants either the one or the other, and such a gift is never out of place. Kann's announcement today has some In teresting price quotations In these two lines that will be gladly read. The next two days will be busy, trying ones for the shoppers and those who serve them, but In the remembrance of the fact that the great holiday for which all this preparation Is made Is essentially one of peace and good will, every one should provide himself or herself with a.1 "V* 1"ttnt,ty ot good nature and con sideration for every one else, and then all wil^ truly be entitled to a merry Chrlst THE PAIaAIS ROYATj announces for tomorrow greatly reduced prices of lots that are either too small or too big. The little lots are mainly of very expensive novelties, and, in some Instances, dollars ?Jf. be clipped from the original quo tations. worthy of mention are the elec troliers. cut glaps. Imported handbags, umbrellas with expensive handles and sil\er toilet articles for men's and worn ens use. The third floor visitor Is prom ised rich furs, elegant velvet and cloth costumes, evening waists, French lingerie and silk neglige garments?all at very great reductions in prices. T'1* fourth floor contribution Includes the expensive pictures. rugs. one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture, rich draperies?all at readjusted prices that bring them In the category' of bargains. Another feature is the tables which will dot all five floors. These are to be niled with oddments at a given price for choice. The claim Is that these tables will include the prise bargains of the day. The more staple goods, such as gloves, handkerchiefs and neckwear, are to be reduced In prices only during the morning hours, the object being to seduce the overcrowding associated with the after noon. MAYER & CO. say that all purchases made Monday or Tuesday will be deliv ered before Christmas. Purchases may be charged and paid for later. Among the specialties particularly suitable for holi day gifts are parlor suitfcs, upholstered In French cut velour; couches, upholstered Irv French cut velour. verona and Gobelin tapestry; combination bookcases, ladies' desks, buffets, music cabinets, high chairs, iron cribs dressing tables, china closets, monrls chairs, cellarettes. dining sets. machines and the Byrne piano. Attention is called to the well-equipped stock of men's clothing and of women's garments and furs. LANSBURGH & BRO. announce a sale or women s silk petticoats. Tliey rep i?i1en.v."le ent,re 8ample line from a silk skirt company, and will be sold. it is declared, at exactly half price. Tftere are a number of styles in black and colors, cut full width, with full foundation and dust ruffle. Furs at half, nearly half and less than" half former prices will be or Interest to W?ho w,1h to makc Christmas ? i. . i1 'J"" eoat8- muff and boa sets or i?,uoL<?Uai P'ef?8- Dress patterns, so suitable for gifts, can be had at this time-honored dry goods house in all ESfXS? a.nd colo,r"?. and among other last-minute specials is a large and complete stock of stationery, so neces sary for yuletlde greetings and gifts. The store announces that all purchases made Monday and Tuesday will be de nvered before Christmas if within the District limits. PHILIPSBORN'S give notice of re ductions on outergarments of eVerv kind for the coming week, making an exceptional opportunity for Xmas shop pers anticipating these sensible gifts. January clearance prices are now in force, and a splendid variety Is prom ised from which to choose. The millinery section has finally re duced prices marked on all trimmed hats, and a smart style can now be had for a truly Insignificant price. Among the garments reduced espe cially adapted for holiday gifts are a lot of handsome evening wraps which are on sale at about one-half of regular prices. Also a lot or evening gowns and street dresses, which were purchased at a great concession trom an Importer anx ious to wind up his winter business and to start work on his spring samples. The fur section also has some inter esting offers for holiday shopper*. PARKER. BRIDGET & CO. announce a special Christmas sale tomorrow or women's tailor-made suits at greatly re duced prices. There will also be a'speclal showing of rurs and a large and .attractive display of "gift" artlclesL LEVERTON & CO. have purchased. Just In time for Christmas, 200 dressy waists of messallne, net and taffeta, in many dainty styles. Announcement Is made of a reduction sale of suits. In all cloths and velvets. This store will be open evenings until Christmas. WM. HAHN & CO. announce a record breaking Christmas shoe sale. Among the almost endless styles ot footwear for men. women and children are slippers of fine walrus, seal, lizard, alligator, calf. etc . for men and boys; women's seamless all wool elaborately trimmed pink or baby blue Juliets; also evening slippers, pumps and ties; bath slippers, shoes for old ladles, spnts or warm cloth In black or stylish colors. Storm King high boots, buckle arctics and good quality rub bers. K ______ HOl'SE & HERRMANN announce that "last-minute" shoppers will find them especially prepared to supply their wants, and make deliveries. Among the Christ mas suggestions to which especial atten tion is called are comfortable morris and fireside chairs, parlor rockers, couches up holstered In velour, with deep tufting; princess dressers, music cabinets, book cases, desks, etc, BON MARCHE offers special reactions for the two-day Christmas sale In all de partments. The store will have a waist sale, Including dainty 19UH lingerie styles in hundreds of patterns: lace waists, kl raono? and dressing sacques at one-third less than regular prices The firm also announces that all the finer rurs will be marked down tomorrow. The stock Includes rancy pelerines, muffs, extra large; throw ties, mink sets, black Russian pony or sable coney fur coats and sable squirrel fur-lined coats. MAYER BROS. & CO.. give opportunity to their customers to buy useful presents and say their selection for the last two days before Christmas is particularly large and attractive. The glove depart ment, "right at the front of the store," Is stacked with what the firm be.leves are the handsomest gloves In Washington. Neckwear, belts of pleasing designs* furs and boas, lace veils, silk wal?ts and col lar and cuff sets are specialised. Special reductions are offered In velvet suits. Christmas presents will be neatly boxed free. NEW YORK. December 21.?The first mortgage bondholders of the Southern Steel Company have formed a pro tective committee to co-operate In the rehabilitation of the company. *The committee consists of James J*. Wood ward, R. B. Van Cortlandt, Walter T. Rosen and F. Q. Brown of New York.