Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 03, 1931, Image 2
oo i plumes in " team was held in check by muscular chariot. ; ‘drivers clad only in loin cloths, “My lord king,” he panted, bowing whose arms were drawn taut in low, “Jehu's army crept up in the = SL their efforts to keep their steeds night and Hes astound ‘the shoulder | 3, 1 ‘from bolting. io a Stenie, Phe Spel. . In each chariot, behind the driv- Ha) How far distant are they? ‘er, stood two silent warrio " EPIC OF THE RESSURRECTION. po, 00 0. Gna’ javelins, Ahaziah stroked his sleek black By Hasty, Cistke Da uit ma EN eat was a su Long. long ago. within the Holy City, g,4 grrows, id low him, He spoke to the runner, The eager throng had gathered for the | | TOs pragtrn of Soe ry. -| Many so ers were, The chy stood in richest glow and splen Joserhs voun men dhe, the south Then to ie That . de; ern kingdom udah, who ac- ae shiving object ofall Jewih yride: | companied thelr king ‘to aid Joram A youth clad only in a tightly At. oqwind temple rt Syl the a EOE So fun Fb! 1ad- tion inc y u, who aspired to carry the m e, lea run- To ¥itg Whote Turvic walls mn Shui: | the ‘Viironie of Taradl; ner who had just arrived to recover | Many of Ahaziah’s people had mur- his breath in order to take later or- Here, then, in days that ages have made mured when he declared his inten- ders where they might be needed. misty, tion of aiding his uncle; but he had The king stood proudly erect Was borne the pain of One who in the persisted in his design and marched in his chariot. his hand shadows trod, northward with his army, much to to enjoin silence, he cried to his men: And here the eyes of men, with gladness the delight of Joram and his court. “Men of Judah! Soon this rebel and overbrimming, Just before the king had set out his host will be before us. Let no man Beheld the triumph of the risen Sonof from Jerusalem, his sister, Jeho- Eive an inch, or let an enemy pass. Err rer emma nt ae A their bridles. Each A runner dashed up beside the God. 'sheba, had called Joseph aside and For my sake, and for your own, let had talked very earnestly with him us show them what true soldiers can Then listen, ye who on this Easter morn- in private. do for their land, since fight we ing “Joseph,” she said seriously, gaz- must!" Find heart and soul athrob in joyous song, Oh, listen as is telling this day in gladdest notes ing into his clear black eyes, “my brother, the king, has said that you are to be one of the pages who will accompany him on his cam A cheer answered him, and the Riots drew in around him as he foned to his driver to proceed. On they went swinging into the position The story which the ages shall for- Now, tell me, for I know you love Abaziah had said they should take. evermore prolong. THE CRUCIFIXION One is passing through the city, Guarded by the soldiers’ spears From the thronging crowd of scoffers, From the rabble with its sneérs. Over via Dolorosea To the hill outside the gate, Walks the weary Man of Sorrws, Victims of his people's hate. Slowly up the hillside toiling, Followed by the eager throng, - With the cross his vision meeting, Moves the Christ to suffer wrong. Lifted is the soldier's hammer! Nails are driven through hands and feet! i In the earth the cross is planted! Shouts of scorn his sufferings greet! Hands that healed and feet that car- Sons? ried, Eyes that pitied, heart of love, Is your ministry forgotten Oh, have mercy, God above! See, the noonday sun is hidden, Darkness reigns, not golden light; | God's own heaven is clothed in mourn- | ing. Angels cannot bear the sight. Hark! the earth is loudly groaning, By its quakings split and rent; Nature's lamentation mighty For the King whose life is spent, Look! the temple's massive curtain, Glory of the Jewish heart, Now in fluttering strips is waving, Torn by unseen hands apart. THE DEATH On the breast the head has fallen, Gazed are now the weary eyes, Veins no longer scorch with fever, Ears are deaf to ribald cries. Broken is the heart of mercy, Scoffers, have ye now no tear See! that now the side is pierced Blood and water meet the spear. Shame has touched the Lord of Glory! Shadows claim the Lord of Light! Helpless seems the Lora of Power! Death has seized the Lord of Might! Dead he hangs upon the summit Of Judea's skull-shaped hill; When the black tide surged tumultuous, None could utter, ‘Peace, be still.” So it ends, this life of godness, So it ends, upon the tree, So it ends, oh, Son of Mary, Wondrous Man of Galilee. THE BURIAL From the cross the form is lifted, Mangled like an earthly clod, Bruised and broken, stained and bloody, Body of the Son of God. ! Hasten, Joseph, unto Pilate! Beg the body for thy tomb! Bathe and cleanse with tender pity! Let thy love shine through the gloom! Thou, too, Nicodemus, hasten, Burdened with the precious spice; For’ tis he whose radiant teaching Gave the truth beyond all price. In the grave, the battle ended, Lies the body of the King; He who came with angel anthems, Now is slain by death's sharp sting. “Barth to earth! is this thy portion Thou whose power the grave could rob “Dust to dust!” shall ashes claim thee, Now the pulse has ceased to throb? i THE SORROWING WOMEN Weeping Galilean women Mark the tomb which is his bed: Turn them homeward sorrowing, For their Lord of Life is dead. Tenderly they mix the perfumes Moistened with their tears of grief, With the love which in his wanderings Ministered to his relief. JOSEPH, GUARD OF HONOR. It would have been a wonderful day for pleasure outing; but Joseph, when he opened his eyes and looked from the tent which he occupied with several other boys, knew t there would be little pleasure or joy for them that day. Near at hand earnest voices could be heard, for in the huge tent which king of Judah, and Joram, king of | Israel, were holding counsel with their generals. i When the boys had been seni to their tent the night before, all had been confusion in the t camp spread in the valley; but this morn- | ing when they looked forth the tents had disappeared and as far as they could see were ranks of char- jots and foot soldiers, Near at hand were score after score of war chariots, each ol by three lithe horses with bright- ‘door to look into the dor. inherit his |diers. The soldier lanced before the cause of Jehovah, and will tel me truly, will you risk danger, 1r need be, to save our kingdom from evil?” “Why, to be sure, madam? what danger is there?” Jeho-sheba walked soft] But to the “Listen, lad!” She drew Joseph close to her and spoke softely. “Lis. ten! If it should be that harm le- falls my brother while he is wih the army, what think u woud happen here? What ght befall the kingdom?” Jeseph shook his head, wonder- ing just what she was trying to get | at. “You think all will be well? Think ‘you that our mother will let the kingdom fall to one of my brother's Alas! May I be forgiven if I judge her wrongly; but I fear she is my own mother!” “But, madam, what can she do? Is it not the law that the king's son kingdom ?” The woman shook her head at such innocence, “You know little of the wa ambition, Joseph! And you ew | not my mother's mother, Jezebel! She was filled with wickedness and ambition; and I have heard my mother, who inherited her mad am- | bition, say things that abode no good for Judah, if ever she has a of chance at the throne.” king’ Impressed by the tone of her! voice more than by her words, Joseph inquired; “But what is it you wish me to do? I shall be far away from the e and can do nothing if the og i killed. 3 ’ lf much Jou can do, oseph! an to my | brother, come Ping with the speed | of the wind! Let me know it before | my mother learns of it! The king's | children may need protection from—" | Jeho-sheba stopped abruptly for a moment, then continued: ! “Promise me, Joseph! Let noth- ing—nothing—stop you until you reach me with news. Promise!” “Very well, madam.” “That is well, Now, Joseph, take this.” She pressed a packet into his hand. “Itis Joseph drew himself up proudly. “You may trust me. If any harm befalls my lord, the king, no one. here shall know of it before you.” “May Jehovah make it so!” Jeho- POY sheba spoke devoutly. “For if my mother should be moved to put away the king's children and seize the government, woe be u Jehovah's | people. Now, go about your tasks! can trust you." All these things came into Joseph's mind as he gazed through the early morning light and saw the war-like scene below. He turned to listen to a boy who had come in at the other end of the tent, ! Come! to stand in the chariot with the king! Hurry! You provide water, and I'll see that everything else is ready in his chariot. He is about to leave his tent now.” Elated at the honor bestowed on him, Joseph hastened to fill a skin with water from the spring that bubbled from the hill back of the tents, then he hurried in to the oi a nite that | » e i of the soldiers Ba Jt thate the ht before. prove u- DE got 1010 he thick of the fight blast of trumpets announced to the wali army that the were about to mount their chariots. The hostlers anxiously spoke sooth- ing words to their horses in an ef- fort to quiet them as the rulers ap- peared, and the soldiers who formed the royal bodyguard glanced over their eq t to see that all was as it should be. A moment later the young rulers stepped into r chariots and the army began to move. Commands rang out along the line of waiting men; horses snorted and reared in the air as they lunged for- ward; the sound of metal clashing against metal could be heard far and near; a thin veil of dust rose A its fate. Joseph, holding lightly with one hand > the side of the lurching chariot, glanced ba¢x at the ani- mated scene. He saw, without giving it much thought a wiry young | fellow pushing himself forward into the ranks of the and whisper a word to one of the sol- around A accep from the hand of the intruder. then he dropped back, permitting the stranger to take his place instead. gold, you may need it!” Word £5 Bs Beyond them and to their left the troops of Israel moved rapidly across the opening between the hills, ford- ing a shallow stream, and marched rapidly forward to block the entrance of Jehu's force. Before this was accomplished, how- ever a deafening shout arose from the opposing army and a solid line of chariots dashed forward through the valley. Joram's chariots swept up to meet them, but Ahaziah motioned to his generals to wait until they might be needed before joining in the fray, With rapid beating heart Joseph watched. Often he had heard battles | described, but never had he witness- ed one; nor had he dreamed that it would be like this! One after another he saw chariots overturned and the drivers and sol- diers fall beneath the madly beating hoofs of the horses. Such men as were able to rise to their feet were quickly cut down by the more fortu- nate ones in the chariots. One char- iot locked wheels with another which crashed against it, and the occupants fought almost breast to breast. Ji held his breath, clutching the of the chariot tightly in his excitement. His eyes traveled across the yalley, from one ting mass to another. He started. t was that moving on the far hillside ? “My lord!” The boy respectfully touched the k s arm. “Look, my lord—there, on the hill- side!” Quickly Ahaziah looked where the boy cle from the rear! Go, A ! him! ickly!” wy. £0 He turned and motioned for Joseph to go, but the lad stood irresolutely beside him. “Boy! Hear you not? “May I speak, my lord king?" Joseph was frightened at his dis- obedience, but he must explain. The king nodded haughtily. “My king, it is not my wish to disobey, but when I left the palace your sister, Jeho-sheba, made me promise to keep near you so that 1 could return quickly to her with of any mishap that might be- fall you. If T go to seek your uncle, who knows whether I may be able to find you again in the battle?” The king's eyes had lighted as the spoke, for he realized in a flash his sister's intentions. As soon as the boy was gone, the turned again to Joseph. did wen, . Now, my words. t is like- few moments we shall ick of the battle, and all well with me. If it guard my little one, Joseph! not aid in the battle, for it lies in Jehovah's hands-—but make to the city king spoke truly, for, almost he ceased speaking, a wing rebel army swung toward him few moments later the body- had all it could do to keep the my from their king. runner forced his way through cling desperately to the t. A broken pro- his side it was ear that he had but a few more breaths to take before he expired. . “My king,” he gasped through | blood-flecked lips, “fly for your life! Your uncle—your uncle—" Joseph opened the mouth of the water bottle and poured a stream of the grateful fluid Into the parched and panting lips, giving the poor enough to finish 8 gs ° ; g a3 g 1H Bi runner refreshment his message intelligibly. , “—your uncle, King Joram, is d ” | As the boy sank eo the ground a Might of arrows whiszed throu the ‘air. Instinctively Joseph dodged down behind the side of the chariot and escaped injury, but the king was not so fortunate. One of the ar- rows struck with a thud aaginst his into the air and soon became a pall. side, pierced the garments and flesh, rose above the smaller one, Ahaziah, The army moved forward to meet and went deep into the body. With a half-strangled cry the king sank into the arms of one of his men, who laid him tenderly be- side the chariot. With great dif- ficulty the king spoke. “Away, quickly! Boy!” at his mo- |tion, Joseph stoopea so that the | king could whisper in his ear then = leaped to the ground and sped away. | ing groups, ging blows rnd spears, heading alwavs toward the south, Joseph worked his way to the ted; then he shouted in “They are going to attack ny arn you return to Jerusalem Here and there between the fight- FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN. DAILY THOUGHT. n his best life see the path, and in his death the price, And in his ressurection proof supreme valley behind the army, In ! he noticed another person § g i i —Edward Young. —Which shall tinsel-decked form filled with candy of rather questionable value, or the Easter basket that combines present ‘with future worth? When planning the basket for the gift, it is undeni- able that there should be something he = ~ g fh : & g see which could reach Jerusalem pore than a combination of much fivst. money and little taste; indeed, it as he ran, J €on- jg petter to have a little less of the sidered the matter. It was far, far former, and by emphasizing the lat- to Jerusalem, and much might hap- (ep pen to him before he could reach r Jeho-sheba with his warning; if he failed, the king's children might be partment will unfold hundreds of murdered; he must find a horse to shapes to your eyes—forms 80 love- ride, and save his strength as long |y in color and variety and the spe- as he possibly could. cially “seasonable” baskets of greens Fortunately for him, many horses, and pinks will be relegated to the broken away from their chariots, past, when beauty was not so much dashed across the level valley. Run- insisted upon. ning rapidly beside one of tem, From the dull shades that have Joseph grasped its mane and swung the advantage of affording an har- himself upon its back. ; monious background for any color, a A shout behind him caused him to receptacle for the gift (it may be a look back, and at the same instant plant, flowers, or candy) can be a spear shrieked through the alr involved that will stand for the best and cut through his left arm into in this line. the muscles of his side. As he sank With green leaves from the flow- forward on the horse's neck, he had er counter, nd pale yellow satin a glimpse of the man behind him, ribbon, a spray of tiny rosebuds is his face distorted with anger. He possible to any woman who has the saw the man fall into easy stride of 'nack of tying. The forms are the experienced runner, and then he ~uite small, three or four loops of saw no more for a long time. the ribbon being used for each bud. When Joseph regained conscious- For those who prefer the undeco- hess darkness had fallen, and so had rated form, a round basket filled he! He was lying on the ground with fresh eggs contains no head- under a tree, whose branches had aches for the fortunate recipient. It evidently brushed him off the horse's is a gift for an invalid that will back, He did not move for a mo- bring the thought of the giver in ment, but stared up at the stars, tangible form. If for the little boy wondering what had happened. or girl, a morning spent in deco- In a flash he remembered. He rating the eggs with faces, or colors, scrambled to his feet, only to utter will fully compensate for the lack a cry of pain as he moved his wound- of the sweets that usually result in ed side. What was to be done? He vain regrets. tried but could not run because of It is hardly necessary to suggest the pain; then a thrill of joy passed that each of these baskets will fit through him, for he heard a soft into a niche when the Easter season whinny near at hand. is no more. For the porch, the The horse had remained near sewing table or the library shelf when Joseph had fallen, and the they will supply just the tangible boy had no trouble catching him reminder that we are improving in and mounting, although every move the appreciation of the beautiful. A caused streaks of pain to throb in basket selected and decorated in this make the Easter basket a gift worthy of the thought. A stroll through any basket de- his side. ‘fashion will be received with as On h the night and the much joy as the coming of the early mo the boy urged the springtime, horse, not to pause lest the other messenger reach the city first. Toward noon he saw a tiny figure Before you decide to make over a garment, examine the fabric to assure yourself that it is worth it. It is a pity to waste time and ef- could not forbear a shout fort remaking something which will the of tation as he man. He saw the man uble his efforts and spurt forward at astonishing speed; but he was ay exhausted ch not after sider, too, the cost of new material and the value of your time. To test the st of a piece of material, pull it lengthwise and cross- wise to discover its weak spots. Hold it up between you and the ht and see if it is more worn n you realized. If it is worth making over, you have the style in your favor. This is to be a season ‘of great combination of goods and of the colors. eho- Take sare; in Walking a Sarment | over, change aces of wear. inti Jue Co to the Use better pieces for parts which “Your brother, my lord the king, must endure the most strain. Cut bade me say that he could not live, ut the weak spots, if you can He begs of you to save his babe, Adapt the style so completely that Joash, and to teach him to lead a Lhe Wearer will feel delighted with better life than his father, who for- ‘Ne made over garment and not as got Jehovah. And my lord the king though it were second hand or a said I was to be the little one's sunsitute, Freauently a made-over guard” en ae tnd Bh $6 Jut¥ Siuived. Jonepl: sank at than was ever felt in it: first life. he regained his senses he found - himself in a cool, dark room, out- ~The room in which a baby sleeps side which a perfumed lantern should contain no upholstered furni- leamed. Beside him, in a dim ture or heavy curtains on which dirt t shed by the lantern, he saw and can find a lodging, and Jeho-sheba sitting with a babe in b place, The walls, if pos- her arms. sible, should be sc finished as to al- Evidently she knew the first ques- low frequent wiping with a damp tion he would ask, for she leaned cloth. The temperature of the forward and said to the eager youth: baby's room should be kept not “All is well, my lad. We are in higher than 68 or 70 degrees in win- a secret room. The babe is safe, ter and in summer should be kept as but his grandmother put all his cool as possible with awning and brothers to death, See, here he is shutters. The windows should be —your king!” kept open day and night in summer For six thereafter Joseph and in winter the room should be helped secrete the little one from aired two or three times a day. the evil grandmother, who usurped the throne and gave the kingdom over to idolatry. of spinach and all other vegetables OLD EASTER CUSTOMS ‘as con beneficial vitamins, Louise Gibbons Gurnee, New Yo For many centuries past the ob- dietitian, in an analysis appearing servation of Easter has been accom- in the current number of The Coun- panied with many odd customs. The | Home. cause of the eggs at this season oreover, Mrs. Gurnee attributed ‘dates back to antiquity. Widely the liking for dandelion greens, curly separated Christian mythologies de- docks, horseradish shoots, mustard ‘clare that eggs were used in the tops, sour grass and sheep sorrel Easter celebrations centuries back, principally to the Hoosier State, of ‘that it was considered the symbol of which she is a native. ressurection. In those times, as in “Green peas,” she says, “may have the present day, eggs were given by chosen a later date for their spring one person to , and were kept debut. But there are the good, as keepsakes. Another custom of old-fashioned “greens” rich in vita- the Eastertide wich Bas died Sut | mins, iron and all the other dietetic in countries, exception | virtues, wing in your front yard, of Wales, was the lighting of Easter in the re corners and down by fires on the mountainsides. It was the ‘crick’. On the Indiana farm in this manner that the ancients where I grew up, every one of these celebrated the triumph of spring over herbs or weeds was utilized. winter and showed their gladness. mess of greens was something to Centuries ago in France many chortle over. unique means were used to show the “Jf you think watercress as some- joys of the populace at the coming only served as a salad in of spring and the Easter day. His- fashionable restaurants, try cooking tory tells us that at many of the jt as you would dandelion greens. ‘old cathedrals in that country, and, “Dandelions! Ah, there is a dish in fact, at all places of worship, a for spring! ‘solemn game of ball was played on “Pick out the stems and wash the | Baster Sunday. The priests, canons eaves thoroughly. Put them into and other dignitaries of the church a heavy pot or saucepan, Pour took part in this solemn game, gyer them enough boil water to which was religiously played each cover. Cast ina piece of salt pork, year. a ham bone or several slices of All of the different modes of cele- pacon. Cook for about 30 minutes bration, however, were for one pur- and serve with boiled potatoes. pose alone, the expression of joy at “Throughout the Middle West the ressurection of Jesus Christ. ns are almost always cooked Rites and customs that would, at with a ham bone “to which clings |this day and time, seem ludicrous, enough meat for the meal. Boiled | were performed with the sincerity potatoes in jackets and corn bread |and solemn rites with which we at- nade from yellow meal are as much | tend our churches. ‘an accompaniment to greens as | meringue is to lemon pie. Sky—"T hear you and your wife| “Vinegar is usually served with had some words.” greens or a small amount of vinegar Hy—*T still have mine. I didn't mav be added while the greens are get a chance to use them.” cooking." not give good wear afterward. Con- *8! —Producers who wish to compete at the State Farm Show next year should save 3 or 4 gallons of their best maple syrup. Your county agent can give you the details re- Sardi the classes for maple pro- ue it be—the gaudy i Prune all broken or roots before replanting Jamaged shrubs. Set the individual ts not more than 2 to 3 inches than they originally stood in the nursery row. Undesirable varieties of apples can be improved by grafting scions from good known varieties on them. Whip-grafting or tongue grating i= recommended by Penn State t specialists for top-working young trees or for root or stock grafting. -—-Proper ventilation and watering aid the growth of early vegetable plants. Protection at night and ventilation in the day time will keep the temperature at the right level, Watering should be done on only sunny mornings. —Bees need protection from the cold spring winds. Locating the apiary near a woods or behind out- buildings will give natural protection. Artificial protection can be obtained by planting an evergreen hedge or by building a high board fence. ~The muslin-covered coldframe has provided growers of canning tomatoes an economical and satis- factory way to grow their own Plants. Last year, 100,000 plants were grown this way in five demon- strations in Adams county. One grower produced his plants at a total cost of 80 cents a thousand, ready for the field on May 25. —Reserve June 11 for a trip to State College. Farmers’ Field Day will be held then. ~The poultry department of the | Pennsylvania State ~ollege has pub- lished some interusiing work om feed consumption and cost of raising turkeys in complete confinement. Apparently the idea that turkeys re- uire large fields for range has been proved. ¥. M, Funk, who con- ducted this werk at the Pennsylva- nia State college but who is now with the poultry department of the Missouri College of Agriculture, summarizes the eperiment with tur- keys as follows: 1.The average weight of the Bronze toms at 28 weeks was 19 pounds and the White Holland toms averaged 16.4 pounds at the same e. 2. The rate of growth obtained was greater than that heretofore reported. 3. The mash and grain consump- tion per bird for the first 24 weeks was 58.06 pounds and 56.12 pounds for the Bronze and White Holland varieties, respectively. 4, The feed cost of producing a pound of gain was 14.7 cents for the Bronze and 15.3 cents for the White Holland. 5. As the birds approached maturi- ty, the feed to produce a pound of gain increased from 2.56 (to 7.71 pounds. 6. The protein intake remained at ‘a high level until the eighteenth week, varying around 20 per cent. The fourth week the level decreased from 20.2 per cent to 14.8 per cent. 7. More than 93 per cent of all turkeys started were raised to mar- ket A 8. The loss from blood and feather dressing for the males was 9.5 per cent; for the females, 10.4 per cent. The full drawn birds showed a total shrinkage of 24.2 and 24.7 per cent for the males and females, tively. These differences are due to size, not to sex. 9. Excellent market birds were produced in complete confinement, ~—Most of the eggs are fertile within five days after a male bird is placed with the females, but it is better to mate the pens two to four weeks before one wishes to sdve eggs, so that the birds may become accustomed to their new quarters and to each other. In case another male has been with the flock before putting a new male in, one cannot be sure the eggs will all be fertilized by the new male until at least three weeks have elapsed. —By all means feed milk in some form, and include in your ration also 1 per cent of cod liver oil in the mash and 5 per cent of alfalfa leaf meal or alfalfa or clover leaves from your hay mow. Carrots, mangels, small potatoes, rutabagas, cabbage and sprouted oats are all good, but do not feed more than seven a day to 100 hens. Water with the chill ‘off should be furnished in cold weather and oyster shell and grit provided for best results. ~The Minnesota plan of raising turkeys in confinement consists in matching and rearing artificially and ranging them on clean soil. One plan is to build a roosting shelter in the middle of the range, containing four trap doors, one leading into each fenced lot. The entire fenced area contains about an acre of land over which no poultry have ranged for several years. Each one-quarter acre lot has proven large enough for 200 or 300 young turkeys when they are turf- ed out of a different trap door into a different lot at least once each month. The plan calls for care- ful feeding and keeping the turkeys ‘away from chickens at all times. Many dairymen when starting to feed skim milk to their calves make the mistake of feeding too much. They seem to think that when they change from whole milk to skim milk they ought to feed more because of the absence of but- terfat. This is a mistake, Skim milk contains a little more protein, in fact, a little more of all the nu- trients except fat, than whole milk, and grain, such as corn, oats bran. or a mixture of these products, should be added to the ration.