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Tim CITIZEN, FRIDAY, APRIL- 28, 1011.
FIXES DATE OF
Dutch Scientist Places It as
March 25 In the Year 29,
REASONS FOR HIS DEDUCTIONS
Dr. Veen Arrived at His Conclusions
After M any Years' Study of Biblical
Lore, and Also the Various Methods
of Determining Time That Have Prevailed.
D. J. Veen, a Dutch scientist, claims
to havo ascertained the true dute of
the actual crucifixion of Christ. Ac
cording to hitn, Christ was crucified
March 25. In the year 29 of our reckon
ing. To prove this Dr. Veen has
searched thoroughly not only Biblical
Isre, but also the various methods of
determining time which have been In
use throughout the ages. Dr. Veen
shows that the common belief up until
the middle of the second century was
that Christ ato the Passover with his
disciples Thursday, the 14th of NIsan.
or tho first Jewish month of the year.
About the middle of the second cen
tnry, however, the great argument be
gan between tho eastern and western
branches of the church as to the true
date of the celebration of the Pass
vcr and the death of Chiist.
"Then, as now," says Dr. Veen, "the
main point of dispute was as to the
exact date of Christ's death, whether
this camo on the 14th or 15th of the
month NIsan. One party maintained
that the first three or synoptic gospels
Make it clear that Christ ate the Pass
over with his disciples the 14tb and
was crucified the 15th of NIsan. Ac
cording to the other party, it appears
from the gospel of John that Christ
was crucified tho afternoon of the 14th
of NIsan and that the Passover was
to bo eaten the evening thereon follow
ing nftor sunset."
Fixing the Dates.
Then after going deep into the va
rious methods of reckoning time that
havo been used In finding the dates
connected with the Christian era, Dr
Veen goes on to say:
"The dates for the celebration of the
Jewish and Christian Passover depend
upon the dato of the full moon after
March 21, and thus after the spring
equinox. This la called the spring full
JT.o nimn mil immti
appears on tho evening of tho 14th
of NIsan at sunset, and thus, according
to the Jewish reckoning, nt tho begin
ning of the 15th of NIsan, the celebra
tion of the Jewish Passover begins.
The early Christians celebrated this
feast, ns that of tho resurrection of
tho Lord, on the first day of the week
following upou tho 14th of Nlsnn, nnd
it wns about this that the difference of
opinion arose In the second century
twoun the eastern nnd western branch
es of the church.
"The former maintained that Christ,
the true Passover Lamb, had died on
tho 14th of NIsan, nnd they celebrat
ed the Lord's supper ns a Passover
feast on the evening of that day. and
on the 14th of NIsan they celebrated
the resurrection Passover. The west
ern branch rejected this Jewish chro
nology entirely and celebrated the
Passover of Christ on Friday after
the spring full moon and his resurrec
tion on the succeeding first day of the
Dr. Veen's Deductions.
It is at this point that Dr. Veen
makes tho deductions which lead him
to declare that Christ was crucified
March 25 of the yenr 20. ne shows
that there are eight years from the
year 27 to the year 34 in which the
event might have occurred. But. he
argues, Christ was crucified on a Fri
day and buried toward evening of that
same day. the beginning of the Jewish
Passover, ns is shown by the gospels,
nut of those eight years there are only
two in which the 14th of NIsan. or
beginning of the Jewish Passover, falls
on Thursday. Those two years are
the twenty-ninth and thirty-third. Of
the two he claims that the twenty
ninth should be given the preference,
first because Christ was born in 750
and not 754 years after the founding
of Rome, and thus four years before
the beginning of our era.
His second reason for claiming that
the correct year is the twenty-ninth Is
that the Passover came early that year,
while In the year 33 it was fully two
weeks Inter. In the book of John It
Is told that on the night when Christ
was apprehended it was cold and that
a fire was burning in the outer court
of the high priest. Dr. Veen claims
that In the year 33 the Passover would
have occurred in April and declares
that in Palestine the nights are then
no longer cold. Dr. Veen also clnlms
that Christ ate the Passover with his
disciples Thursday evening at sun
set, which would be the beginning of
the 15th of Nlsnn and therefore of the
Jewish Passover, according to Jewish
CENTENARY OF BIRTH OF
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE
Kindness la lon.- a-,
can speak and the deaf can hear and
Son and Grandson of Author of "Unole
Tom's Cabin" Write Her Life.
In June the one hundredth anniver
sary of the birth of Harriet Beecher
Stowe will be widely celebrated. A
new life of the "little woman who
mode tho great war," ns Lincoln call
ed her. is about to come from the
press, written by her son. Chnrles Ed
ward Stowe. and her grnndsou, Ly
man Heochcr Stowe.
Among the most Interesting of the
facts It brings out Is that It never oc
curred to the "little woman" that
there was anything about "Uncle
Tom's Cabin" In the least likely to
precipitate a war. She wrote the book
with the kindliest feelings toward the
south, nnd her aim was to be not only
just, but generous.
To begin with, Mrs. Stowe wns not
of the extreme abolitionist type. It
was her firm belief that the better
clement In tho south bated slavery
nnd that this element wns much
larger than was commonly supposed.
Then, too. while she loathed the sys
tem with all her heart, she was will
ing to believe that It took more often
than not the kindly patriarchal form.
She gave Uncle Tom three masters,
and two of them were kind. She
made one of her plantation owners
detest slavery and free his slaves.
She wanted to make tho north under
stand that the best southerners would
co-operate with them In a reasonable
attempt to do away with the evil.
Never was a little woman more sur
prised to find herself exocrnted. Iler
feeling had been when she first wrote
the book that It would displease the
abolitionists nnd bring sympathetic
response from the south that Is, If
nnybody ever rend It at all. which she
had doubted. .
When the book appeared the world
turned topsy turvy for her. Peo
ple in the south who had not read
the book or who had read It with
their minds made up beforehand
thought her some sort of monster
A cousin who lived In Georgia did
not daro put the nnme of Mrs. Stowe
on the envelope when she wrote to
her. She was asked if it was possible
such a woinnn could he received In
decent society in the north.
Mrs. Stowe found herself. In short,
put in a class of agitators with whom
she hnd never belonged, nnd the poor
little dove of peace she had sent out
camo hack with its feathers ruffled
None the less, though she wns bit
terly disappointed at tho attitude of
the sou.tli..sho. would po.t, forsake her
guns. She claimed, nnd the facts pro
sonted In the new life nmply bear out
the statement, that there was nothing
in "Unle Tom's Cabin" not based on
RUEF TEACHES BIBLE.
Former San Francisco Boss Conducts
Class In Prison.
Abe Ituef. who Is serving a fourteen
yenr sentence In San Queutln for brib
ery, has started an evening Bible class
for convicts which promises to he pop
Ituef found his two cellmates reading
trashy novels, so from dinner time un
til tho lights wont out he talked to
them about the Bible.
They told others, and soon Huef had
a score of auditors. Now he has
ngroed to deliver a scries of sermons
In tho prison ebnpol orl Sundays.
Iltief Is mi excellent talker. Ho says
the Bible has been his chief reliance
In time of trouble.
Rnef has been buying books of me
chanics and agriculture for the prison
circulating library, and he has urged
convicts to rend them so that they may
be prepared for useful work when dls
or ladies In the line on the fourth any
of the convention nnd nnotber for the
lodge which brings the largest num
ber of Indies to the reunion.
Judging from enrly "signs." the con
test for grond cxnlted ruler will he
one of the closest nnd most exciting
for years. Up to this time Portland.
Ore., leads for the 1012 reunion.
Testing the "Bud."
An old bachelor hud somehow stray
ed into it young people's party, and.
realizing that he could not hope among
so many handsome youths to make the
heart of a single maiden throb, he mid
to the nearest girl, whose conversation
had shown somewhat more good sense
than he had expected:
"Look about the ballroom. Notlre
that the girls who have removed their
gloves have well shaped arms. And--ahem!
some have not removed them''
"But neither generalization fits me."
answered tho girl, "for, you see, I have
one arm bare and one gloved. What
would you say about me?"
"Walk out and let me look at them,"
said tho old bachelor unfeelingly.
The girl took n few steps out, paus
ed and returned.
"Take the other glove off," said (he
old bachelor. New York Times.
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Latco South Caiman Township Wayne, Co.
All persons Indebted to sahlestnte are notl
tied to make Immediate payment to the un
derslRned ; and those having claims acalnst
tho said estate nre notified to present them
duly attested for settlement.
South Canaan. Pa., l'ch. 27, 1011.
W. C. SPRY
HOLDS SALES ANVWHKB13
They're Eating Daseball These Days.
11 BfJ ft I neo
A Policeman's Advice to Tolstoy. !
Count Tolstoy once saw In Moscow u '
policeman dragging In n most rude '
manner a drunken moujlk to the stn-1
tion. The count stopped ,the policeman
and said to him:
"Canst thou read?"
"Yes," was tho reply.
"And hast thou read the gospel?"
"Then thou must know that we must
not offend our neighbor."
The policeman looked nt the unpre
tentious figure of his interrogator and
asked him in his turn:
"Canst thou read?"
"Yes," replied the count.
"And hast thou read the instructions
"Well, go and read them first and
then come back and talk with me."
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ELKS TO HONOR WOMEN.
Special Prires Offered For Them at the
Women are to be signally honored in
connection with the twenty-fifth an
nual grand lodge reunion of the Benev
olent and Protective Order of Klks at
Atlantic City next July.
Among the prizes now being arrang
ed will be a substantial reward for
the lodge having. thejreatest, number
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