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Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 15, 1903, Image 28

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York's New Home for the Y. M. G. A.
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IORK now lays claim to the dls-
UncUon of being the first city
between Omaha and, Denver to
have Its own exclusive home for
the TOUDK Ml'n'l Christ Inn na.n-
elation." While tho building ha not yet
been completed, it la In auch a way of pro
gress that it may be counted anion the
accomplished facta. Week before laat the
cornerstone of the structure waa laid w"lth
appropriate ceremonies, and the men who
feave been interested in pushing the work
felt that a treat deal had been done. It
Is now only a matter of time until this
building will be dedicated and ulllUed for
the purposes to which it Is devoted.
Tork la very fortunate In having a large
class of progressive patriotlo cltlxens who
re not afraid to go down deep Into their
pockets and donate freely towards the erec
tion of a Y. M. C. A. building, giving part
of their earnings with no promise of
financial return other than to promote the
moral up-bulkllng and the future welfare
of young men of York.
About eight years ago there waa a local
organisation having no home or modern
convenience, which ceased to exist after a
hort time, and after paying its Indebted
ness there waa left a few dollars In Its
treasury. At the state convention of the Y.
M. C. A., held In York In February, 19j2, a
few of the cltlxens of York at the cloae'of
the convention met with Secretary Bailer
of Omaha, and there for the first time dis
cussed the advisability of attempting to
build a T. M. C. A. building In York, and
at this meeting a resolution was passed ap
pointing a committee of three to canvaaa
the city and learn how the citizens felt
about the matter.
The committee made a report that the
dtlsens were favorable and the matter
feasible. Owing to the coming of W. D.
"Williams, the evangelist, It was not
thought advisable at that time to urge
the project. A large . tabernacle building
Was erected for the especial purpose of
holding revival meetings, and not until
towards the last of the meetings waa there
anything snld about the Y. M. C. A. build
ing. Purine the aeries of -tweeting held
by Mr. Williams over l!.000 wa collected
to pay the expenses of the meetings and
for tbe services of Mr. "Miliums, and 11.000
of this was ralred on the last morning of
the meeting. That afternoon of the last
day of these meetings, at the men's meet
ing, a reouest waa made for those who
mlrht be Interested In the T. M. C
bulldlna- to remain after the meeting
from the number who remained there waa
pietlired the sum of $? Ron. At the evening
meetlnr. with the sRstance of Mr. Wil
liams tftPoft waa nleoVod. all of which waa
raised bv the rttlens of York and vicinity.
nd at on'y two meetings.
A soliciting committee waa appointed,
nd before the following Saturday nlht
HS.roo waa pledged, the amount which the
corrmlttee had snld they must raise.
Everybody seemed to take an Interest, and
there waa not a fanlly In the city of York
but what some member contributed. Even
chool children became Interested, and the
different achool rooms contributed to the
fund. The young women took an active
Interest, and soliciting clubs were or
ganize 1. It seemed business had pupen Jed
and during the week a large barometer
was made and placed In the front window
of. the First National bank, on which was
placed the amount needed, at the top, and
s the contributions rolled In, this barom
eter rose and Indicated the totnl amount
each hour pledged towards the erection of
the Young Men'a Christian association
bull(lng York la the only city west of the
Missouri river as far as Denver where the
rltlsens have built and own the Young
Men's Christian association building.
0KevLf5t o0ot(?tMd'T on "atfonn the Speakers Are: J. p. Ballr.
Kev B. C. Green, C. M. Mayne of Llnco n. Rev. C. S. Harrison Oovernnr
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menta, and over 600 of those who hav
pledged have been making payments os
called for by the committee. The coat of
building and the price paid for the lot ex
ceeds the estimate of the building com
mittee, and there will probably be some-
New Use for Lace Samples
pledges are being promptly paid In install
N OTHER woman," declared , the
lace Importer, with a profane ex
pression of countenance, (look
agents? Oh. no. They have the
lane habit, that la nil Ynu wnnlil
not believe it if I told you how uiauy of
them come and ask me for xld lace sam
ples. . It is a mystery to me what they
find to do with It all.".
Dealers In lace are being constantly be
sought by their friends for the little earn-'
pies that they have, and women : can
usually be found, bending over baskets of
lace strips upon a bargain counter , and
selecting bits of luce that seem too small
for any possible purnoee. - ,
The wlBe woman knows the valuo of these
ends of lace, varying In width and pattern.
She knows thut sho cannot buy the same
quality of lace in yard lengths for any
auch price. lost people, however, are like
the Importer. They wonder what she gcta
them for.
The fad for highly ornamental neckwear
explains the lists of scraps of lire. I.id
Ing modistes cut out face motives even to
the tiny little buttonhole figures and dots
in the work of the lace and apply them
to jiarts of a garment, to a piece of fancy
neckwear or a simple stock. It did not take
women long to find this out. As most
of the laces of the season are. produced
with what is known as "separate mo
tives." or decorative designs that can all
be cut apart, they hastened to gather
up odd bits of lace or procure some from
the bargain counter baskets. They then
rut out the designs to suit their own
f anclea.
Quite a small piece of lace can be cut
in a line with the scheme of decoration,
divided Into two pieces and made into a
turnover. Some of the little motives can
be fastened to the bottom edges of. the
turnover, or a little front design con
structed to make it appear that the article
waa made in one pattern.
Where pieces are very short; two pieces
can cover a- chiffon or silk stock with a
cap In the center. Thla may be filled In
with a larger motive, or by tabs extending
.below the stock.
Somthaea a prettily cut stock has mo-"
tives appliqued over the surface of the
ullk and little ones forming an edge to '
the top and bottom, with an artistic ar
rangement of cut-out scraps on ,the ends.
Needlework combined with lace scraps is.
very effective in these home-made stocks,
and velvet and satin baby ribbon is also
used to advantage.
Where an Oriental touch Is wanted It
can be furnished by three or four Oriental
motives, cut from a piece of trimming, or
by edges of narrow Oriental braids, which
co:r.o In silk, linen and ether fabrics,
placed around the borders of the stock and
its tabs.
Some of the prettiest of home-made
stocks are made of appliqued scraps of silk
embroidery, or of narrow bluck ar.U white
and Oriental braids. Whether made of
these cr of all lace, whether sewn or dotted
with tiny pearls or silver beads, tho home
made stock and turnover always has an
air of elegance and richness. The reason
la that It is made of nvore expensive ma
terials than the larger article of apparel
could aspire ta
thing like tfi.OCO or 6,000 necessary to con,
plete the same. One of the conditions Im
posed by the committee waa, "there shall
be no mortgage against this building," and
those who have the matter in charge are
very confident that when the time cornea
the citizens will again respond and wlpo
out whatever balance there may be left
When completed, the Toung Men'a Chris
tian association building will be one of the
finest and best modern buildings of Us
kind In the west. It Is three stories and
basement, with stone trimmings. In It aro
seven fine office rooms and seventeen dor
mitories for - rent, which, It Is . supposed,
will pay part of the running expenses.
The first floor will be given to Young
Men's Christian association ' work. There
will be a full-sized gymnasium, bowline
Hey, and large slie natatorium, with, all
the necessary appliances to make an ud-to-date
Young Men's Christian association
building. It is substantial, convenient and
artistic, and one that citizens will be proud
of when completed and dedicated.
Governor Mickey assisted In laying the
corner stone, and among the many good
things stated in the address was the fol
lowing, taken from . his speech: ."We are
gathered here today for a noble purpose.
The laying of the corner stone of the
Young Men's Christian association building
marks an epoch In the history of your
beautiful city. There is a motive back of
Uils new building whose corner stone wo
lay today, a Christian motive, and 1 prar
it may be the means of helping hundreds
of young men to a higher and nobler life.
Train up a child In the way he should go
tnd when he is old he will not depart from
It.' 1'erhaps none of us, as we are assem
bled here this afternoon, fully realise thai
Influence for good this Young Men's Chris
tian association building and organisation
will have on thla community. The good It
will do will grow and develop for years by
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