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Go and Do Likewise.
An appeal to the Municipal Au thorities, churches and Teach ers of Every City and Town in the United States. The reader perhaps, has read all about the beautiful Christ mas celebrations last Christmas, inNew York and Boston. And perhaps he has also read of the choir boys of Dr. Steam's church in Milwaukee: how on Christmas they went to the hos pitals and houses with" sick peo ple, to sing Christmas carols at We cannot evpect that .every city or village can arrange such gorgeous celebrations as they had In New York and Boston; but every city and village can arrange some kind of a Christmas celebration, "be it ever so humble." They can get the choirs of the city or village together to sing on the public square, and they can march through the streets singing Christmas carols. And if they can get a brass band besides to play Christmas songs and other religious hymns, it is so much better. But i t must not be "rag time" music that would drive the Christmas spirit away. Now we ask you to read the following reports of the celebra tions in New York. If that will not warm your hearts with the real Christmas spirit, then we don't know what will. A Striking Spectacle in New York Streets. "With a tree and a carol th Christmas spirit was received in New Yrok, and thousands of dwellers in that busy town, where sentiment is supposed to lie dormant, paused in their hustle and bustle to gaze at a thing o f beauty that blazed against a background of park elms and tall buildings. It was the 'tree of light,' to provide cheer for those in whom the spirit of Christmas might need .awakening, and all the holiday week it gleamed every night in the darkened park. "It Was just a little more than a week before the 25th that plans were put in motion, but so well was the work executed that the whole program had been arrang ed, the necessity permits obtain ed and the tree, a gift of the Adirondack Club, on its way from the forests before even a word of the coming surprise renchd the public. In fact it the actual arrival of the i f foot balsam pine at the jfaik, that first began to attract attention, and the work of the Edison Company's electricians, who began at once to Whe the branches. "The out-door Christmas was a gift in every sense. The tree was presented by a club, its transportation was donated by the railroad company, it was erected by an interested New Yorker, the wiring was a gift and the illumination was provid ed by the lighting company. Even the soloists, the choral societies and members of the band gave thetr services without cost to the committee. "Late in tha afternoon of Christmas Eve the 'tree of light' was ready. Long before the appointed hour, Madison Square Park was thronged. People had come from all over the city to see it, and hundreds paused on their way home. There were Christmas shoppers with their arms filled with bundles and tired girls who had waited upon them, but they all stood patiently until the trumpeters sounded the, fan fare from Parsifal, wheu Vh at the top of the evergreen appear ed the faint glow of a star, sym bolical of the Star of Bethlehem, o f two thousand years ago. Slowly, as its message borne up on the throng, the star gained in brilliancy until at last it burnt forth in all its glory. For severa I minutes it ruled the darkness, and then the great tree seemed to spring to life as cluster after chister of vari-colored globes shed their radiance from the branches. "At first the crowd stood in an awed silence, then a burst of applause swept over the throng and as the choir burst into 'Holy Night' the carol was taken up until a thousand voices were united with those of the singers on the platform. The program continued until one o'clock when the lighta were turned off. Each succeeding evening until New Year Day, the tree gleamed from dusk till midnight. "Eight candlepower lamps were used for the illumination. At first it. was thought twelve hundred would be sfficient, but at a trial illumination it was found these hardly did the tree justice, s o eighteen hundred more were added the next day by the electricians. The circuits all came to a switchboard install ed the base of the tree, and from this all the lights were controll ed. Some wise head and loving heart conceived the idea. The aim to carry the busy throngs, and especially to the desolute and thoughtless part of the popula tion, the real meaninar and spirit of the season. The response to a call for help in the way of appropriate music was swift and abundant. "At 5:30 on Christmas eve, an immense throng had gathered in the deep snow to usher in the simple ceremony which, it is be lieved, marks an epoch in the public festivities of Christmas week. The clear notes of a dozen trumpets soinded from the beautiful 'Parsifal Call;' and at the sound the star at the top of the tree shone faintly in red, gradually becoming more lumi nous with the crescendo of the music, until at !;tst it was a radi ant glory. Then the tree began to flame with light from top to bottom. And the large chorus of Christmas singers sang with indescribable tenderness and power that marvelous hymn: 'Holy Night! Silent Night!' Carol after carol rolled out upon the air, the sweet Christmas hymns of the Church, until the Welch Choir of boys and young men reached a climax in 'All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name.' Some noble patriotic songs mingled with the stately hymns. "At 9 o'clock one of the finest bands in the city with reel and brass instruments kept up the stirring music, with brief inter missions, until 1 2 o'clock. Sacred music and patriotic music the hymns and the songs of all the nations, were a feast to the soul. The martial strains of 'Onward Christian Soldiers, ' the joyous movement of 'Adeste Fideles,' the tender call of the ! great hymns of The Nativity and Advent, never sounded more-sweet, never carried more strongly the appeal of the divine event in Bethlehem to the human heart. When at the stroke of midnight, the band sounded (the opening notes of 'America, ' and the great throng joined fervent ly in the words: 'Our Fathers' God to Thee,' one felt that an elect remnant was singing God's harmonies amid the harsh dis cords of a sinful earth. (Continued on next page) BEEF Loin Steak T Bone " Porter H " Round ' Short cut ' Shoulder 1 19cts 19as 19cts 171 2cts 17cts 13cts ROAST MEAT Prime Rib 15cts Rump Roast 15cts Shoulder 121-2cts Plate Rib lOcts Hamberger 12 l-2cts Chili meat lOcts Sausage 2 lb for 25cts PORK Pork Chops 18cts Pork Steak 19cts Spare Ribs 15cts Side Pork 15cts Pork shoulder R 17 l-2c Pork Ham Roast 18cts Pork Loin 18cts The Meat Trust is Broken! Who Broke It? J. R. WALKER Did it With The Sanitary Market I will give you a few Spe cial Prices, Beginning Sat urday, Dec. 13th, and con tinuing until further noti fied. It will' pay you to buy your Xmas Dinner from us. J. R. WALKER 106 N. Main St. Telephone 33 MI Lamb ct Leg O' ft Mutton Veal ck , . Veai chops Veal roast 17 1 Veal stew 121 POULTRY We will have on r a good supply Xmas holidays. Dressed Turkey8 Live Dressed H Live Dressed Frii. Live Fish of all kinds Oysters per qt. A nice line of crackers a n Cakes. HIS FIRST CHRISTMAS SURPRISE Wi Curry Co. Rec Dec 5, ar. Warranty i. ... J. A. King to J. B. $200 ?2 nw 24 4-33. ( Sam McCall to N. J MoTr-, $1- ffms half int lot 5 blk 8 Clovis also $1 for one half int lots and 2 blk 33 North Park; $ lots 9. 10, 11, Blk 19 N. Par' $1 one half interest lots 5 anc block 52 Clovis. A. S. Beck to J. C. Hyatt $.' 10 acres of N. W, 19-2-36 Oren Freeland to Lottie wards $1 sw 7-3-36 Clemie Trout to Fred Galan $1 lot 12 blk 97. Mortgages. J, C. Hyatt to L. M. C $450 10 acres of N' Nora Chalfant to & L. Assn. $1100' nk 40 C Place. Chattel Mortgac J. A. Ray to J. A. L cows and calves. Compiled by F. S. Burr. Rev. Carver is a pies visitor in Clovis today. O IT oee us Before You B uy