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GREETED A PREItfITE
IMMENSE CONGREGATION WAS
PRESENT AT CHRISTMAS MASS
AT THE CATHEDRAL.
MGR. MARTINELLI'S OFFICE
WAS THAT OF THE CELEBRANT OF
THE PONTIFICAL HIGH
LESSER DIGNITARIES SHONE
In the Minor Office* of the Stellar
Service t»f the Clinrclt
Deeply impressive was the pontifical
mass celebrated at St. Patrick's ca
thedral yesterday forenoon. The
knowledge that Mgr. Martinelli, the
apostolic delegate, would participate in
the celebration sufficed to crowd the
church. The edifice was thronged with
a representative audience, including
Catholics not or.ly from all parts of the
city, but from Minneapolis as well.
The celebration was as beautiful as
it was impressive. The regular quar
tette choir of the cathedral and the
Danz orchestra, under the personal di
rection of Mr. Danz, interpreted Niede
meyer's Mass, a sacred composition of
pronounced merit. The quartette com
prised Mrs. S. V. Harris, Miss Millie
Pottgieser, A. P. Quesnel and J. F.
Gehan. Mrs. F. L. Hoffman presided
at the organ.
The altar was a bank of evergreens,
flowers and light. The sanctuary con
tained two thrones. Opposite that on
the left side, usually occupied by Arch
bishop Ireland, was erected another
throne and canopy. Mgr. Martinelli
ascended the throne at the left and
Aichbishop Ireland that at the right.
Ihe apostolic delegate wore a magnifi
cent robe of ermine, and the arch
bishop his purple vestment. Seated in
the sanctuary beside Archbishop Ire
land were Mgr. Ravoux and Rev. Dr.
Pace, from the Catholic university at
Washington, D. C.
Mgr. Martinelli celebrated the mass,
with Rev. J. J. Lawler as the assist
ing priest. Rev. William Colbert and |
Rev. J. H. Brannon officiated as the
deacons of honor. Other ministers of
the mass were chosen from the semi
narians at St. Paul's.
Bishop Thomas O'Gorman, of Sioux
Fails, preached an eloquent sermon.
Christmas is a feast that Is kept not only
by this nation but by every Christian nation
in the world, by four hundred millions of
men the most clzillzed, learned and advanced
of the human race. The fact commemorated
is the birth of a child, and for this reason
it is considered to be the special feast of the
Christian fireside. Not only the infant step
ping from the cradle and unconsciously smil
ing in the face of a stern world finds joy in
(Christmas, the old man, too, stepping into
the grave and wistfully looking back to the
hard realities he has gone through, finds in
the feast gladness and consolation. What is
there in this Babe of Bethlehem, what is
there in His birth that so affects mankind?
Who is He that can draw to His cradle old
and young and can christen the spring and
winter of life?
Christmas is the emphatic affirmation of
the supernatural, that is to say. of the direct
and personal intervention of God in the scries
of events, of causes and effects that make up
what we call the world. The entrance of
this babe into the world is unusual. He is
coDceiyed of the Holy Ghost, is born of a
mother virgin before and after His birth, and
angels from heaven proclaim His coming
with song. The narrative of Christ's concep
tion and birth is not allegory, the statement
of symbol or myth, but sober history. The
things told us about this child and commem
orated on this day are facts. The character
of the records forbids any other view. But
more than the manner of His coming, the
character and nature of the Babe of Bethle
hem are an affirmation of the supernatural.
He is mere than man. He is Gcd. In and
through Him God has personally and directly
entered into the world He created, and has
become part of its history. The epistle and.
especially, the gospel Ihave just read to you
clearly indicate this. "In the beginning was
the word, and the word was with God, and
the word was God. The same was in the be
ginning with God. All things were made by
Him; and without Him was mnde nothing
that was made. And the word was made
flesh and dwelt among us."
That almost nineteen hundred years ago
in Judea there was born, lived and died one
who was known then and has been known
since as Jesus Christ cannot be denied, un
less we make a bonfire of history and assert
that there never was anything or anybody
in this worM before we came into it. When
we take up the life of Jesus as recorded in
the gospels and read it attentively, we must
come to the conclusion that, while being
man, he was more than human. The human
race furnishes no standard by which to meas
ure Him. Before Him there has been no one
like Him, and after Him no one lias equaled
Him, though He has had numberless imi- |
tatc-rs. When we would reach the beautiful 1
ami the sublime, we tr/Ti from the real and j
look to the Ideal. In Jesus the real is great- !
er than any ideal. Art has even despaired !
of reproducing Him In marble or canvas, in j
poetry or melody. In hißtory or eloquence I
Great men am of their time; indeed. It Is '
being of their time makes them great. This I
statement is true not only of the men of ac- I
tlon, but also uf the men of thought. Through
their song or speech you detect the voice of !
their age and nation. Homer is an incarnation i
of Greece, Job of Arabia, Isalas' of Judea
Virgril of Rome, Dante of the middle a-res!
Shakespeare of Anglo-Saxon civilization. The '
personality of Christ has no limits of time i
or p-lace. He stands for no epoch, for no j
nationality. • All classes of men find in Him i
their model, as If he had come purposely for |
each one. He has ar answer to the ques
tion of every a-ge, every ration, every child
of Ada.ni: and as time goes on there are ever
welling un to sight out of the depth of His
words and actions things old and new. The
moro man rises on the accumulated tradi
tions and inheritance of preceding centuries
the more looms up over against him the
evergrowing figure of Christ. As we fix our
glance on His mind and teaching we are
blinded, not by the absence, but by the
Intensity of the !i:rht that comes from Him
and plays about Him. He soars to heights
whither we cannot follow; He descends to
depths over which the asres have leaned,
peering intently and discovering: continually
new treasures and truths, and they have
confessed that He is Inexhaustible, and by
that confession have acknowledged that His
mind is more than human.
He had superhuman power, as His miracles
prove. It is oniy to the unbeliever and scep
tic that He held up Ills miracles as evidences
of his veracity and mission, to all others they
were evidences of lovp. Through physical
evil He saw moral evil and mental sorrow;
while healing the body He healed the foul and
soothed the heart. It was not so much the
miracle as the manner of performing it, as
the love, the discretion, the tenderness that
accompanied the miracles; it was not so much
the miracle, I say, as the manner of it that
won Him the hearts of men and drew after
Him. the crowds thirsting for physical and
spiritual relief. His fellow men came to un
derstand that He was not to be feared for
all His superhuman .powers, that He should
be discussed, contradicted, reviled, even be
done to death: they believed Him disarme.l
by His own will, and that love had bound
His might. H:s disciples saw Him thirst and
hunger, yet they knew he cou'.d turn stones
into bread; saw Him suffer and die, yet they
knew He could call legions to His protection
and that His lite was in His own power. In
deed, He had predicted that He would be
most powerful when weakest, that the cross
was the lever with which He would move the
world. Love, not might, is the keynote of
Living In the m!dst of a world of sin,
clothed with this human nature, which in
every child of Adam is deeply ta'nted with
evil, Jesus is stainless and holy. His holiness
has one thing which is not human. I do not
find in Christ's holiness the sense of personal
sin. The summit of holiness is there, the
foundation seems to be wanting. St. John
declares that he who thinks he Is without
sin is under the greatest illusion. Imagine
any man saying, I am without sin. He at
o«ee ceases to be holy, humanity turns on
him, tears him from h'.s pedestal, strips him
of his crown and trample 3 him in the dust.
Yet Jesus Christ says, "who of you will con
vince me of sin," ar.d retains His throne
amid the best nations of mankind. He is for
ever forgiving sin, drawing others into re
pentance and confession of sin; but He ia un-
THE SAINT PAUI, GI,OBE: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1897.
are any needs of His own. The salvation of
the world, not His own salvation, Is His con
cern. His enemies, who are ever watching
Him, find in Him no weakness, and because
they cannot convict him of sin they end with
falsehood and violence. Even His enemie3 to
day, though they deny Him to be God, ad
mit Him to be the best and holiest man the
world has seen, forgetting that, as He
claimed to be God, if He was not what
He claimed to be, He could not be holy and
good. Sinlessness is His moral character
Such -was Christ mentally and morally.
When I try to go deeper in His character I
touch on something still more mysterious and
superhuman than anything I have noticed
so far. He tells us that within the center of
His being there was an abiding guest, who
somehow was Himself, yet distinct from Him
self, to whom He ever had recourse, with
■whom He communed, who prompted Him in
all things, was the responsible agent of His
acts, in a word, was His own personality.
Who is this guest in Christ's humanity? What
is this In-dwelling within Him of some one
who is intimately His very self and yet can
be spoken of as distinct from Himself? There
is here some deep mysterious secret, and who
can tell us about it but He who is the home
bearer of the secret Well, He has plainly
told us about it; He has told us that His hu
man nature was the bearer of the Divine na
ture. Boldly does He let out the word, again
and again He repeats it; He stakes His fame
and His life on it; He is God as well as man.
Son of Man is one of His titles. Son of God
is another. There can be no mistake about
Son of God! It is the name that every one
about Him whispers without drawing from
His lips a single protest, the least sign of
dissent. Peter kneels to Him and says:
"Thou are Christ, the Son of the living God."
Thomas, after feeling his wounds, cries out:
'My 1..0 rd and my God." All the apostles ex
claim, after He had laid the storm; "Truly,
Thou art the Son of God." Martha says,
"Yes. indeed, oh Lord, I believe that Thou
art Christ, Son of the living God, who are
come into the world." Not only does He
tolerate and accept the appellation, but He
congratulates those who give it to Him, as
having learned the secret from His father.
Nay, He Himself assumes the title and ex
plains it. He is the Son of God, not as other
raen are calkd the sons of God; He is the
Son of God by nature, they are the sons of
God try adoption. "God so loved the world,"
say&'He to Niccdemus, "that He sent His
only begotten Son that every one who be-
Jieveth in Him may have life everlasting."
In the fourteenth chapter of the Gospel of
St. John, which is a luminous exposition of
His relations with the other two Divine per
sons of the most blessed Trinity, there are
expressions which, If not true, should have
shrivelled His tongue. Not only secretly and
to the few, but openly and to the multitude, He
makes the assertion of his God-head, of Hl3
unity of being and nature with that of the
Father; so openly and emphatically that the
Jews hearing Him quake with rage, stop their
ears and take up stones to assault Him. And
when Jesus calmly asks why they threaten
Him thus, they answer, "We stone Thee not
because of Thy works, bue because of Thy
blasphemy; that, being a man, Thou
makest Thyself God." When He stands
before the tribunal of His nation;
inthat solemn moment with the pros
pect of death before Him, when the question.
Art Thou the Son of God?" is put to Him
clearly, positively and directly in the name
of country and of God, by the high priest
of the religion revealed to Moses; in that sol
emn moment, in spite of threats, of the ap
prehensions of troubled souls. He does not
waver or flinch, but gives back answer as
clear, positive and direct as the question ask
ed, that He 1b the Son of God and shall come
to judge mankind. It is because of this mon
strous claim that the highest tribunal of
His country's judges that Jesus, the reputed
Son of a carpenter, born at Bethlehem, a
simple Jewish citiren, has usurped to Himself
the name and honor of God, and condemns '
Him, as guilty of blasphemy, to die on the
cross. The death of Christ proves that He
made the claim for which He was condemned.
Now, to the man who will not believe in
Christ's claim of divinity, there are two es
capes open; the first is to attack the testi
mony of Christ Himself; the second is to at
cack the testimony of His apostles, and es
peclaUy the evangelists. In the ar«t case
you must suppose either that Christ inno
cently fell Into a mistake concerning IHmaelf,
or that He designedly deceived the world as
to His nature and being; in other words,
that He was a fool or a knave. A fool or
a knave! Then away with Him! Why give
Him a thouglht, why celebrate this Christmas
day. why call yourself a Christian people?
Better Mahomet, better Buddha, better the
fetiehism of the Fiji is ander. the voododstn
of the African. In the second case the ac
cusation is taken from Christ and put on the
apostles and evangelists. They have invented
Christ, you say, and have palmed Him off on
us. Clever men, indeed, who could deceive
for nineteen hundred years the cleverest na
tions in the world. What benefit, pray, could
they get from such a deceit? They must
have expected the benefit either here or here
after. Here in this life what did they get?
Labor, privations, sufferings, persecution and
finally violent death. Men do not uphold a
lie at such a cost. Heherafter, what could
they expect from the just God of heaven
whom they preached, if they were !iars to
the world about Him, and substituted a man
in His place? Brethren, there are no ra
tional motives to assign for a deception prac
ticed by the disciples of Christ, and we must
conclude that the knowledge and portrait of
their Master which they pave to the world are
the knowledge and portrait of Himself which
He gave them. Thc-y could not have imag
ined and invented Him, for the character of
Jesus surpasses man's ideals and man's pow
er of thought. The apostles might have im
agined and portrayed a human character,
Jewish rabbi or prophet, but they could not,
especially four different writers working in
dependently, have created the superhuman,
the divine Christ. The inventor of Jesus,
said the infidel Rousseau, would be more
wonderful than the invented Jesus.
Measure Him by His shadow: I mean by
the work left after Him. That work Is under
your eyes. Before Him what was the world;
after Him what is it? At Bethlehem the old
and the new, the pagan and Christian worlds
meet, and there in that crib, in that ba.be,
you must look for the cause of the change
that has come between the old and the new,
the pagan and the Christian worlds. From
the birth of this babe dates the Christian
era. If Christ is God. I understand the change
that has taken place. If He is not God, as He J
claimed to be. if He has lied or has been
duped, if His lie or illusion have regenerated
the world, then I am dazed, and must con- j
elude that there is no certitude, truth justice, j
order, no cause and effect, no reality what
ever, but that all is a vain dream and black
est darkness. "There is no God," said Na
poleon in the calm moments of his exile at St.
Helena, if a man has been able to conceive
and to execute with complete success the gi
gantic scheme that Christianity is: that Is to
say. of substituting himself In God's place, as
well as In assuming His name. The true ex
planation is given by St. John: "In the be
ginning was the Word, and the Word was with
God. and the Word was God; and the Word
was made flesh and dwelt among us." The ;
Word made flesh is the Babe of Bethlehem. !
The birth of that babe is the coming of God !
in human form into his own world.
I have said that when God came in human .
form into the world He made. But He was !
in the world before that in another form, j
for St. Paul speaks of Jesus Christ In the
epistle I have read to you as "the first born •
of every creature, In whom dwells the full- |
ness of all things, by whom all things are 1
reconciled, the appointed heir of ages." Be
fore Christ was born He was in the world,
as the central figure, the motive power, the
historical key of all the centuries before His
birth. He was in paradise with Adam. He
was the promise made by God to our repent
ant first parents: He was the expected hope
of fallen humanity. He was the victim of j
sacrifice prefigured by Abel's lambs and Cain's
fruits. He was the most precious freight that
the ark bore through the waters of the flood.
He was the one great tradition that the sons
of Noah carried with them in their dispersion
throughout the earth. He was symbolized by
the bread and wine offering of Melehtsedeeh.
He was with the patriarchs in their expecta
tions, their wanderings and their sacrifices
He was in the prophesies, the laws, the re
ligion, the ceremonies, the whole chequered
existence of the Hebrew people which have
no nifaning without Him, who was destined
and called into being to preserve through the
ages and carry to all peoples through war and
captivity and commerce the news of His com
ing, to the fulfillment of that great event that
nation is a portentous witness these nineteen
hundred years. Alas, when in the fullness of
time, the promised Redeemer, the desired of
nations, came in human form into His own
world. His own received Him not; that is to
say, many refused to see In Him the Word
that was God.
And now, nineteen hundred years after the
event. His own receive Him not, that is to
say, many refuse to Bee In Him, as Babe of
Bethlehem, as Man of Calvary, refuse to see
in Him the word that was God. Many, but
not all. Unbelief cannot drive Him out of
His world. Civilization is Christian . still,
Christ lives in this nineteenth century. He
towers above all other concerns that busy the
mind of man. The sciences, at first untamed
and rebellious, are yoking to His triumphal
car. Literature still finds in Him its chief
topic, art its noblest figure and poetry the
true light of the world. He is gone from the
world nineteen hundred years, but His cradle
and grave are sentineled by undying love.
He is the dream of Infancy, the force o!
youth, the stay of manhood, the comfort of
old age. His image, as babe and crucified,
ia ever before the eyes of His worshippers,
displayed in the streets of the city, on
the top of the best monuments of human
genius, in the byways nf the land; it is worn
next the heart in life, held before the fading
eyes, pressed to the quivering lips in death.
He Is no vague abstraction, no speculative
theory; He is the living Christ, dwelling
among us, who firee the soul, nerves the will
and captivates the heart of poor struggling
The earth has been swept since the birth
of the Babe of Bethlehem by many revolu
tions, social and religious, but the love of Him
survives. PhoUus could seduce the Greeli
world from the one true fold, but he has not
driven Christ from the hearts and homes of
the people of the East. Henry VIII. has torn
from Rome the great English nation, but In
the traditions, the literature and the life o!
England the love of Christ holds sway.
Luther has poisoned the Teutonic races with
false teachings, but the Babe of Bethlehem
still finds a cradle in the heart of Germany.
There is error, there is division; but error of
the head not of the heart,', division in creeds
not in love. Jesua reigns the beloved of the
civilized world, and this is our hope of Its
return to Catholic tr.uth, and this is the germ
of Its eternal salvation.
The services were iri charge of Rev.
Dr. Schaeffer, who was the master of
At the conclusion of mass, Arch
bishop Ireland spoke a few words of
welcome to Mgr. Martfnelli.
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MASONS' SOCIAIi SESSION.
Damascns and Paladin Command
erles Join in Exercise*.
Damascus Commandery No. 1 and
Paladin Commandery* No. 21, of the
Knights Templars, held their annual
Christmas exercises yesterday morning
in Masonic Temple. A similar service
was held by the order all over the
world at the same hour. The occasion
is of a purely social one, in keeping
with the cheer of Christmas time. The
meeting was presided over by Com
mander William H. Crary, and the sub
ject of the first toast was "To our
eminent grand master, W. La Rue
Thomas; a faithful leader may his days
be long, and may the blessings of our
Lord and Master follow him all the
days of his life,'" which was happily
responded to by Commander E. P.
Sanborn. Judge O. M. Metcalf re
sponded to the next toast, "The Grand
Commander of the State of Minnesota
and the National Encampment in the
United States." The toast "The Grand
Encampment of the State of Minnesota
and its Grand Officers," was given by
Sir Knight C. H. Whipple. The next
toast was responded to by Chas. J.
Berryhill on "The Stars and Stripes."
Sir " Knight S. G. Iverson, of
Damascus commandery, gave the next
toast to the "Damascus Commandery."
Sir Knight A. Allen responded to the
closing toast, "Pioneer Days cf Mason
ery in Minnesota." Commander Crary
then read a number of congratulatory
telegrams from different parts of the
state. One from Past Eminent Com
mander M. N. Glasser, of Duluth Com
mandery No. 16, and another from the
present commander of the Duluth
lodge, W. E. Richardson. The tele
grams were responded to. After the
formal toasts the members enjoyed a
social session and adjourned to their
NOT VERY OFTEN.
That Christmas Spoils the Saturday
When Christmas comes on Saturday it
makes a great many people feel as though It
was depriving them of a holiday, as they
| would have Sunday anyway for a rest after
pay day. But there Is one thing that is con
solatory to the complainants, and that is,
that the recurrence of Saturday Christmases
Is infrequent, the last having been Dec. 25,
1886, to wit, eleven years ago.
Some Idea of the transition which St. Paul
and the world have gone through In that
period may be obtained by casual reference
to the current news topics of that last Sat
Lord Randolph Churchill had Just resigned
Great Britain's chancellorship.
Germany waß suffering from a snow block
Senator John A. Logan was dying at Wash
Pinkerton's men were rejoicing over the
capture of Jim Cummlngs for the big express
robbery on the St. Louis & San Francisco
Southern railroad employes were on a big
South Dakotans were trying to remove the
capital from Bismarck.
MORE OR LESS LOCALLY.
Knute Nelson was looming up as a possi
ble candidate for Senator Davis' shoes.
In Minneapolis Albert Schock broke the
world's six-day bicycle record, making 1,40.i
miles In 142 hours on ibe old high wheel.
The Christmas celebrant at the cathedral
was plain Father Shanley, now bishop of
The Olympic was running full blast and Ed
Hilton was the manager.
Minneapolis people were mourning the fail
ure of Valentine G. Hush's bank. Doc Ames
was mayor there.
Gov. -elect McGill was standing off appli
cants for state plums.
The Globe had a pink Christmas number,
an interesting feature was St. Paul as it
would look in 1919.-
A social squib said: "Edward Darragh.
student of Notre Dame, Ind., will spend
Christmas at home "
THESE ADVERTISERS HAVE GONE.
Bushnell & Bushnell, real estate, Fifth and
Monfort & Co., grocers, 5 East Third street.
Sackett & Wiggins, dime museum.
Dickinson's Glass block.
C. Jevne & Co., grocers. 95 East Third.
Joseph McKey & Co., Third and Robert.
Egbert G. Handyv Hotel' Ryan.
BicJtel & Hughson, Germania bank.
Oliver Baker, carpets, 417 Wabasha.
To a casual observer, it might appear that
with the elimination of 1900 from the
leap year list, another Saturday Christ
mas might be expected within the cycle of
seven years, but singularly enough, the sev
enth year is Just remote enough to throw
out the Saturday Christmas of 1904 and bring
that on Sunday, so that the next time Christ
mas will be on Saturday will be in 1909.
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IN THE FIRE STATIONS.
Christina* Wiu a Day Without Vex
Yesterday was a quiet day for the
members of the fire department, and
each was permitted the pleasure of an
undisturbed Christmas dinner at home.
There were but three alarms during the
day and these caused but slight blazes,
so that when the time arrived for the
members of the different companies to
go home for a short period of holiday
enjoyment with their families there
were no impediments in the way. Chief
Jackson had arranged so that all of the
boys could have an additional hour's
time at meals yesterday, and in this
way the fire laddies tasted a little more
of the genuine Christmas enjoyment.
Of course all were on duty, but the
quiet nature of the day and the extra
time allowed at home served to pro
duce a general feeling of satisfaction
throughout the department, and all of
the boys reported a merry Christmas
indeed. As most of the firemen are
men of family, there were no festivities
at the different engine houses, though
some of the members were recipients of
presents and remembrances at their
AHERN IS ARRESTED.
Ex-Pollccmnn Is Chanted With
Stealing; Aronin's Globe.
John M. Ahem, the policeman who
was discharged by 'Mayor Doran a
week ago for appropriating copies of
tho Gl o b c containing coupons for the
school girls' voting contest, was ar
rested yesterday up<>n the charge of
larceny preferred by the Globe man
agement. The charge grows out of
Ahern's course; in securing the voting
coupons, and he , is charged with steal
ing a paper belonging to O. H. Arosin
Dec. 11. Ahern,.wa3 .arraigned in the
municipal court' and the case set for a
In cold weather :
fekWe need heat.
*r- The blood must be
Warm, ri£h and pure.
Keeps the blood
t In perfect order,
Sending it, in a
To every organ.
ARCHDEACON APPLEBY REPEATS
IN ST. PAUL'S CHURCH WHAT
WAS FIRST HEARD
ON PLAINS OF BETHLEHEM,
WHEN THE HEAVENLY HOSTS AN
NOUNCED THE BIRTH OF
DAY'S SERMON APPROPRIATE.
An Occasion Dear to All Professing
to Be Christians, Irrespective
The Christmas services at St. Paul's
Episcopal church yesterday were beau
tiful and appropriate. The boys's vest
ed choir gave an excellent programme,
and there was a large audience present.
The following was the order of the
Processional Hymn 51— "Hark! the Her
ald Angels Sing" Mendelssohn
Anthem— "And He Shall Reign" Simper
Kyrie fn C P. lliif
Gloria in C F. Iliflf
Credo In C K. lliff
Hymn 56— "Christians AwaJce" Wainwright
Address by the rector.
Gloria In G Smart
Anthem— "Thus Sreaketh the Lord of
Doxology— "Old Hundred." . _
Sursum Corda in C P. Iliff
Sanctus in C F. lliff
Benedictus in C F. Ilift
Agnes Dei in C F. lliff
Gloria in Excelsis in C V. Ilift
Xunc Dimlttis 102 In E flat Grrgorian
Recessional Hymn 60 — "Angels From the
Realm of Glory" Smart
Yen. T. H. M. Villiers Appelby, arch
deacon of Mineapolis, delivered the
sermon, takink his text from Luke Hi.,
10, 11, 13 and 14. He said in part:
The great and glorious news of the angel
and the exquisitely beautiful and inspiring
song of the heavenly,* hos:s was first an
nounced and sung upon the plains of Bethle
hem to the lonely shepherds on Christmas
morning nearly 1.9C0 years ago. The same
story is repeated and the same song sung
year after year, and is handed down from
generation to generation, transmitted from
continent to continent, and from island to
island, and from sea to sea, till now on this
hallowed day the good news thrills in num
berless hearts in every land. The whole earth
is fast hearing the glad tidings of the bir;b
of the Savior. The Christian traveler who
finds himstlf on this day of days in the midst
of idolatry in heathen lands recalls with joy
that it Is Christmas day; he pictures himself
at the home of his childhood, a father's, a
mother's love, the happy family gathering
the hearty greeting, "A Merry Christmas tr
you and many of them:" the gathering in the
house of God to offer their tributes of pratee
and thanksgiving to the new-born Savior, and
to kneel together at HI altar and partake
and make their own the reality of their union
with H'm, and to commemorate His marvel
ous love In coating and taking upon Him our
nature in order to sanctify and save us.
Whatever else the Christian may forger
which pertains to his faith, he cannot the
day on which to him was born a Savior. It
is connected In his mind with too many de
lightful and tender associations. From his
very infancy this great event has been Im
printed upon his heart by gentle words, by
picture, by carols and by Inspiring services
and anthems of the holy church. I am sure
I wish you all a happy and merry Christmas
in the holiest and highest sense of the Ealu
tation, for we are all one household and the
household of faith. May Christmas day be
rich to you and may the voice of joy" and
gladness be in all your homes for His dear
Son's sake, who was on this day born for
us in our nature, that we might become
partakers of that divine nature. Our dear
Lqrd's birthday 1900 years ago, how obscure,
and now how world-wide. The lesson of the
day, remember, is one of love, of glory and
of peace. On that day of days, that one day
In the Christian year, the blessed influence of
the mother church who always kept the feast
of the nativity before the eyes of the peo
ple. All who profess and call themselves
Christians, whatsoever differences of creed
they may have, rejoice and all are willing 1o
accept as true the good news declared by the
angel, "Behold. I bring you good tidings of
glad joy." The incarnation, means the veil
ing of the Deity in human flesh, the joining
together in one person of Jesus the Divine
and human nature never more to be divided,
and therefore the songs of the angels in
heaven always bring glad joy on this Christ
mas day. This wonderful being, this God
man, this Savior, Is Christ the Lord, be
longs to afl mankind. He is the great gift of
God to the whole human family. "Unto us
mankind, a Child is born, unto us a Son Is
given," so that there is not an individual of
the race of Adam who has ever lived or shall
live who may not say with perfect truth,
tlje Savior, Christ the Lord, was born, lived
and died for me. Every prophecy, every type,
every prediction was fulnllid In Him, and in
no other before or since, and angels, archan
gels and the Holy Father in Heaven testify
to His divinity.
Jesus, whose nativity we celebrate on this
Christinas day, was the first pure babe born
into this world. Wlku Adam came forth
from the hand of the Creator he was perfectly
pure, holy, harmless and undeflled. But he
was created a full-grown man. and, more
over, he was the head and root of all man
kind. The whole human race existed in
Adajn; the responsibility of the whole human
race rested upon him. When he fell by dis
obedience all fell with him. and the conse
quences wore that death physical and posi
tive must pa&s upon all because of the physi
cal deterioration of our bodies, as well ai
death spiritual and eternal. As by man came
death both physical and spiritual, so by man
must come the resurrection. As by man mts
guidtd In his judgment, led astray by his
affections, disobedient to the will of his God,
came the fall, so also by man the rendering
perfect obedience to the law which he had
violated, and bearing the penalty of Its vio
lation, must come man's recovery and re
union with God. But observe, when we say
that all must come by man, we do not mean
by any individual man of the eons of Adam,
that Christ was merply the best and holiest
of men apart from His divinity, as the Uni
tarians assert. We never read In sacred
Scriptures that Christ was only a man.
Wherever His human nature is alluded to it
i 6 Epoken of as the Man or the Son of Man,
as if the title belonged to Him, as In truth it
does, by eminence and a sense in which it
belongs to no ofher. The simple truth Is that
the Son of Gcd. the second person in the
mysterious Trinity, one equal with the Kath
pr, who was in the beginning before all things
with God, and yet this very God took upon
Him, or unto Him, the human nature, and
was therefore made man. but He did not for
one moment lay aside His dlrine personality,
for had He chose this He would have erased
to have been God, but He was God even as
He lay on Christmas day In the manger of
Bethlehem. He is, therefore, the new head
of our nature and race, and was born to be
the Savior of all men, If they would but come
unto Him that they might have life.
Our new birth in the Holy Baptism Is by
the Holy Spirit, and nothing less than our
Savior coming to dwell In each of us. He
took upon Himself cur humanity when He
humbled Himself to be born of the pure Vir
gin Mary. He also communicates to all who
come In faith and penitence to the holy
f-ucharlst, that the supernatural grace Him
self, that divine feed which Is needed for
the maintenance of your union with Him
and for building up and perfecting us in Hla
divine linage and likeness. Thus it Is by
faith bringing us to the, divinely appointed
means of grace that God is bern In us. while
by repeated acts of faith on our part He con
tinues to dwell in us and we in Him. Draw
near Him at all times in that holy teast. and
you shall receive health, strength and re
freshment for your never-dying souls, and
the seeds of eternal life shall be imparted to
your body, so it will be raised in the resur
rection to eternal life, and even now as we
stand for a few minutes by the manger of
Bethlehem behold the divine infant just like
any other child to all human appearance. He
has veiled His glorious God-head for our poor
humanity, yet in that child is the wisest
teacher the world has ever seen. Its Bene
factor, Creator, Redeemer, King of Kings and
Lord of Lords. These little bariaa shall one
day touch the loathsome leper, and he shall
be immediately cleansed, healed; the blind
shall see. and His feet shall walk on troubled
waters and they will bet-aim. His voice, then
so feeble, shall command the mighty winds
and the roaring waves, and they shall obey
Him. He shall summon the very dead to life,
and His voice at last shall be as the sound
of many watere, and on His head shall be
placed many crowns, as King of Kings and
Lord of Lords.
Remember Christ's poor. His hospitals, His
Institutions, and those who have borne the
burden in the heat cf the day, the aged and
infirm clergy of this diocese, who in their
day have borne themselves nobly in His
cause In the battle against sin, the world,
the flesh and the devil.
Finally let us, my dear brethren, Join the
heavenly choir, and with angels and arch
angels, and with all the company of heaven,
laud and magnify Jesus' glorious name, ever
more praising and saying. Holy, Holy, Holy.
Lord God »t Hosts— Heaven and earth are full
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DR. 11l ill) MARRIES.
Was I'nited iii .Wisconsin to Miss
A private telegram from Doseobell. Wis.,
yesterday contained the information that Dr.
W. J. Hurd and .Miss Lizzie Osweld were
married at that place yesterday by the Rev.
810 STATE CONVENTION
When Farmers' Alliance Delejiafes
3leet Here Jan. <;.
The second state convention of the National
Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union of
Minnesota will convene Jan. 6 and T in th^
hall of the house of repies^ntativt s. Hon. L.
C. Long, of Magnolia. Minn., the president of
the organization, will preside. This organiza
tion is a purely agricultural society, and none
but those who are farmers or engaged in agri
cultural pursuits are eligible to membership.
It is perhaps the largest soclt ty of this char
acter !n the world. Its mtinbership in the
! United States amounts to about three and
I one-half million. In Minnesota there are
about 1,500 sub alliances with a membership
of abcut 49,000.
, A very large and representative delegation
v.'ill be present. Reduced rates of one and
one-third for round trip t'ekets have be^n
secured from the ra'lroads. and reduced hotel
rates will be a further Inducement to attracc
large crowds to this midwinter gathering.
Among the prominent m< n who will speak
or read papers are. the following: President
L. C. Long, of Magnolia; State Lecturer H.
V. Poore. Eird Island: State Secretary J. C.
I Haniey. St. Paul; State Treasurer H. H.
! Swain, North.'ield; Bishop M. N. Gilbert, St.
1 Paul; Gov. D. M. Hough. St. Paul; Mayor
j F. B. Doran, St Paul; Hon Ignatius Don
i nelly. Nininger; Hon. W. W. Erwin. St. Paul;
i Hen. J. I. Vermilyea. Dover; Hon. Mann
I Page or Brandon. Va... the national presi-
I dent of the F. A. md I. I.; Cot. W. P.
i Bricker, Cogan Station, Pa., national ccc
i rKary of the F. A. and I. V.; Hon. P. H.
! Rahllly, Lake City; Hon. H. L. Loueks, Al-
I truria S. I)., ex-president National F. A. and
I I. U. of America; Hon. C. H. Hopkins, Falr
| fax, Minn; Louis Nash and J. R. Stelncr. of
I St. ' Paul, and Prof. Thomas Shaw and Prof.
j T. H. Haecker, of the Minnesota Agricul
i tural college.
The Commercial club has taken up the mat
ter of entertaining the delegates, and haa ar
ranged to tender an informal reception on the
evening of Jan. 6, when an interesting mu
sical and literary programme will be fur
nished. J. C. Hanley. the state secretary,
• has the detail of ' the convention, and has
practically even-thing complete to render
this a most Interesting convention.
WENT TO COLLEGE TOGETHER.
Dr. Rooker and Conde llatnlln Grnd
u:--»«->« of I'nlon.
Dr. Rooker, the secretary of Mgr. Marti
nelli, now visiting Archbishop Ireland, is a
Union college man of the class of 'M. Conde
Hamlin graduated from the same Institution
in '83 It was a little bit of unexpected pleas
ure for Dr. Rooker to receive a call shortly
after his arrival in St. Paul from a man who,
though not a classmate, was still a friend of
his while attending college. Dr. Rooker and
Mr Hamlin had not met since their college
days. The doctor is the son of Myron Rooker.
I the editor of one of the New York state pa
A Large Attendance Expected at the
The committee which has charge of
the state Populist conference, which
takes place Jan. 4 and 5, at Market hail,
exptctß that the gathering will be
very large and the meeting sine. Bsful.
Already responses are pouring In from
those who express their determination
to attend. All letters, with few excep
tions, are In favor of an antt-fiyion
Btate organization being effected. Ar
rangements have been made to provld
the seating of the country delegates
first, and after that the delegates from
the Twin Cities will be admitted.
DR. SMITH'S SERMON.
Discussed "Are We Ready for an
People's church was w^ll filled yesterday
morning to participate in the ChristmßS ser
vicr-s. Tte decorations of palms and ever
greens were effective.
The choir rendered a number of Christmas
nnthemf of a high standard. Rev. S. G. Smith
delivered a Christmas sermon upon the theme,
"Arc Wo Ready for an Advent? "
Santa Claim at* the Grand.
Manager Thco L. Hays, of the Grand, was
the recipient last night of a handsome pa, rcf
diamond sleeve buttons presented to him Dy
the employes of the theater and his business
associates "as a token of esteem and a dem
onstration of his popularity.
Treasurer Frank Rutledge waa presentoi
with a solitaire diamond stud, anl Junes
Stroud, the chief usher, received a cano and
silk umbrella set.
Manager Hays remembered the boys each
with a handsome Bilk neckscarf.
Blfhon O'Gorman Will Treacli.
Rt. Rev. Thomas O'Gorrr>un, the bifhop of
Sioux Falls, will preach tho nf-rmon in St.
Mary's at the high mas 3 this morning.
Sister a-nd Brother Skated.
An Interesting feature of the Christmas
celebration at Como was an exhibition of
trick ard fancy skating by Fanny David
son of this city, and her brother. John I- .
the Canadian champion. A large company of
, spectators looked on.
Burglar* Raided It.
W A Lyon, of 590 Olive street, reported
to the polico yesterday that his residence
had been entered by burglars during the
absence of the family. A small ram of
money was taken, but valuable silverware
was left unmolested.
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
The Sacred Thirst Total Abstinence so
ciety will meet this afternoon at Cretin hall
at 9 30 o'cloc-k. Nomination of officers for
the "ensuing year will take place at this
The Sons of Veterans will give a military
ball Thursday evening.
William Stack, a son of Michael Stack, one
of Stillwater's well-known lumbermen, du-d
early yesterday morning at the family resi
dence. He was twenty-two years of age and
was a popular young man. He had been 111
for some time, but no one anticipated a fatal
termination of his illness until a few days
prior to his death. The funeral will proba
bly be held from St. Michaels church to
The Stlllwater Gun club held a tournament
on Lake St. Croix yesterday, and the beau
tiful weather attracted a large number of
sportsmen and others anxious to witness the
fun. A number of excellent scores were
Mrs John G. Nelson expects to visit her
daughter, Mrs. Schuyler Colfax, In South
Bend Ind., after the holidays.
Miss Olivia Nelson has returned from the
East where she is attending school.
Mr. and Mrs. Connors, of Chlppewa. Falls,
Wis., are guests of Mr. and Mrs. David Con
The ladies of the Eastern Star will give
their second dancing party of the season ! n
Masonic hall next Friday evening.
Harry Wolfer was pleasantly surprised by
a number of his friends at tho 'liome of bis
parents Tuesday evening. Dancing and cards
furnished *ccellent enjoyment for all.
Frank Bancroft, of Chicago, is a guest of
Mr. and Mrs. George Bancroft
Mr. and Mrs. George Prince, of St. Paul,
spent yesterday with Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Rob
D. J. Sullivan, who has spent several
months in Indiana, Is at home for the holi
Al Lamers has returned from a trip to the
northern part of Uie state.
PERTINENT OR THE OTHER.
There was a vision of twinkling feet, neat
ly encasol In trim-fitting No. 43. a generous
display of dell. :;te hued hosiery and dainty
lingerie, n. subdued feminine shriek— and a
Oemore young maiden waa stated en the
trtccnerous sidewalk in a posture which out
d Arvilled Lucy d'Arvtlle.
It happened kite yesterday afternoon in
front of the postofflce, ar.d the young lady'a
mishap was witnessed by the usuil gather
ing which loiters In that vicinity, Some of the
rude men laughed and there was even a smile
on the face of the one who hastened to her
resistance, but his help was not desired for
lightly springing to her feet, she cast an in
dignant glance at the unsympathetic specta
tors—a glance so warm that »; melted the
snow for half a block around— and in uo un
certain tones demanded:
"What are you d fools laughing at?"
The shuck sustained by her was nothing
in comparison i>> the earthquake caused by
that little adjective coming from one appar
ently so modes! and refined. The deep sileneo
tl;at followed could almost be felt
Then *'•■•• ers. The cement and stone
v.-alks yesterday were HUe glassy ice. as many
an unwary person discovered. The wicked
may stand on hi>;h and slippery placM, but
the rest of mankind didn't; they fell. A
portly business man was walking along un
hcedingly and without warning, his 240 pouuds
of adtpose ti«su<- came in sudden contact with
the earth with a shock which jarred the sur
rounding buildings, A dappt r young man,
whose thoughts were probably' upon tho
pleasing fact that another week was drawing
to a clcse and aimthrr pay day was at hand,
assumed a recumbent posture" with startling
agility, if not grace. An elderly lady re
tnrnlng home from an afternoon's shopping
came to grief, while htr bundles scattered all
over the walk.
The only ones who positively enjoyed tho
glary walks were the small boys; to" Young
America they were just so many skating rinks
One of the fort most members of SUUwater
lodge of Elks is Deputy Warden Lemon, of
the state prison. Recently the ledge "brought
off" a minstrel show In the opera house, and
one of the "gags" went like this:
bones— Do you cv. r read the St. Paul
Globe, Mr. ?
Interlocutor— Yes. sir. I read It every morn
ing. It Is a good newspaper, and 1 find much
In it that intfrests me.
Bones— Did >ou know they waa goln' to
change the name of I hat paper?
Interlocutor— No, I had not.
Bones— M—m (with an affirmative shake of
Interlocutor— lndeed. What will they call ht
Bones— The Lemon-Squeezer.
It was the hit of the show.
Veatlbulc Limited nnd a Freight
Trnin In i olllftlon.
CHATTAXOOOA, Term.. Dec. 25.—
Vestibule Passenger Train No. 6, on
the Norfolk & Western railroad, which
left Bristol, Term., last night at 9M,
came In collision with a freight at
Clark's Summit at 1:30. The engines
of both trains were badly wrecked, an
were a number of freight cars and the
baggage and postal cars of the pas
senger train. It. H. Ashmore, express
messenger, waa badly injured about
the head and chest, and it is thought
he will die. Postal Clerk Hoffman
was instantly killed, his body being
ground to pieces and thrown under
the second-class coach. V.< mai
11s had both his legs cut off and
otherwise horribly cut and bru I.
and was thought to be dying from trie
effects of his Injuries. Knxineer M, -
Carty was severely cut about tht- bead
and neck, and suffered a numli
contusions on bis body, and i.s thought
to be internally Injured. He \\iil di>\
The wreck was occasioned by the en
gineer of the fri 'f.ht train mistaking
his orders. None "f th p .--■ ngera
were hurt, all escaping with a s
TWO ENVOYS^ HANGED.
Rebels] (arrilnu Out tin- Order of
(.< ii. Gomes.
HAVANA, Ufo. 25.— La Lucha prints
a document claimed to havt- been ;iu
| tborlzed by United States Consul Gen-
J era] Lee saying that Col. Ruiz was
[ executed because he proposed peace In
contravention to ;i decree Issued by
Gen. Gomez. Reports from Pin ir (M
Rio to the authorities here say th i
commissioners who were sent t"
post- i><-;u i autonomy to th^ ti
gents in that province ha\ ■•• been
hanged In conformity with th>- d
of Gen. Gomiz.
Numerous Deaths Reported About
New York <.'lirlntmn« Tr»-«-w.
NEW YOU I-, Dec. 26.— Deaths around
I the Christmas tree have been a feature
of the day. Three have been n ported.
| William Gottzyer nnd Mrs. John Rice,
: both of this city, dropped dead la.st
i night while trimming Christinas treea
i foi the children. The six-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Field, of Xi y-
I port, N. J., pulltd a lighted tr» vet
] on himself tonight and was bun • •! to
LEO'S i:\<Y( i.i( Al,.
Toronto Globe Su.vm It Does y-.-J A2~
ter the Situation.
TORONTO, Dec. 26. — R< ferring <-<!!
torially, the pope's encyclical on :ho
Manitoba school question, made public
:in Rome yesterday, the Globe i
■ "Them is no room for the supposition
that tho paper is issued without full
knowledge of th" f;u.-ts. So far as fed
eral action Is concerned, th>: niat^m i.s
settled and cannot be unsettled 1-i- »#»y
ecclesiastical decree- The situatWfl is
\ not in the slightest degree altered by
the encyclical, and the pi I fed
eral legislation is as remote as cv
I.:irn<- Display of Present*.
Pee Adam Fetsch's large stock of
The germs of consump
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There is no way but lo
If there is a history of
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You must strike the dis
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