Nebraska Will Be The Jolly Santa
For the Soldier Boys of the First
and Third Nebraska Regiments—Everybody in the State Can Help
At the suggestion of Mr. John L.
Redick, the World Herald has opened A Christmas fund for the benefit of the two
Nebraska regiments now in the field.
This fund must be collected
It will be impracticable to send
supplies for the Christmas dinner, and it will be necessary to send the cash.
The World Herald invites the
people of Nebraska to contribute to this Christmas fund for Nebraska’s
soldiers. The fund when completed will
be equally divided between the two Nebraska regiments.
One half of the fund will be cabled
to the commanding officer of the First Nebraska at Manila and the other half
will be forwarded to the commanding officer of the Third Nebraska, which
regiment will probably spend its Christmas in Havana.
The commanding officer of each
regiment will be requested to divide the money sent him equally between the
twelve companies of his regiment.
Let us hope that the people of
Nebraska will take up this matter promptly and carry it to a splendid
conclusion. Every resident of Nebraska
who can afford to do so should contribute to this fund. No One need be ashamed because of inability
to contribute a large sum. This work
will have a better effect at home if everybody lends a hand even in a small
Every town in Nebraska should be
represented in these contributions. The
splendid success of the World Herald’s Cuban relief bureau is a monument to the
liberality of Nebraska people, and now that the comfort and enjoyment of their
own soldier boys are in question that spirit of liberality should be
strengthened by the feeling of gratitude which all patriotic Nebraskans feel
for their soldier boys who are so nobly representing this state in the volunteer
The fund now stands:
|Boston Store, Omaha
The Boston Store writes as
The Boston Store, Dry Goods
Sixteenth and Douglas Streets,
Editor of the World Herald
Dear Sir—We note that a fund is
being raised to give the Nebraska regiments now in the field an opportunity of
making merry on Christmas, and feeling that we owe a debt of gratitude to those
who have so nobly responded to their country’s call, we take pleasure in
presenting our check of $20 to help the cause along.
Yours very truly,
L. L. Brandeis & Sons
Tuesday, November 22, 1898
Omaha World Herald (Omaha,
NE) Volume: XXXIV Issue: 53 Page: 1