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THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 1913.
I wonder ii they know it, those little ones whoso
Aie spent where sadness hovers and beauty
Whose childhood ceased the moment that they
had strength to bear
The burdens which were waiting, whose little
Has marred with cruel fingers, whose eyes have
lost their glow,
Whose hopes have withered early I wuids
if they know?
The bells ap ringing loudly, the splendid
And hatted is forgotten and ruthless frenzy
The story of His glory we gladly hear
And for a precious moment Love comes once
more to reign;
But they whose cheeks arc pallid, poor little
heirs of woe,
Who tit in darkened hovels I wonder if they
Around the altars lilies in spotless white are
That we may still remember, that no one may '
The brave words that He uttered we solemnly
We learn again the lesson and deem the learning
His message to the children is reverently
But are the little toilers by glad emotion,
His promise is repeated where heads are gravely
Men cease a while to covet, and women, fair
Kneel piously end humbly and for His
Their vanity forgotten, their envy put away;'
We sing that he is risen, the lordly and the
But, poor, wan little toilers, I wonder if they
Ring out, O chimes of Easter, that all mankind
That pride may be forgotten and love may
That they who proudly covet and they who,
May hear the saving message and, hearing, pause,
That they, poor little toilers, condemned to early
And cheated of their childhood, at last may
gladly know I
HAVE SPECIAL EASTER DISH
Gammon of Bacon and a Tansy Pud
ding Are Features of the Si as on
In English Country.
In Dovonshlro, England, tho special
Easter dish is a gammon of bacon
and a tansy pudding, the latter being
so well established a custom that it la
celebrated in an old ballad:
At stool-ball, Lucia, let us play
For sugar, cakes and wlnoj
Or for a tansy let us pay,
Tha loss bo thine or mine.
If thou, my dear, a winner be .
At trundling ot the ball,
The wages thou' shalt have, and me,
And my misfortunes all.
In Staffordshire the men lift tho
women ot tho various villages on Eas
ter Monday, and the women have to
take a try at lifting tho men on Eas
ter Tuesday. In Cheshire there is a
lifting chair. In Chester Easter Mon
day 1b celebrated by ball playing be
tween the clergy and laity. In Dur
ham tho men take off the women's
shoes on Monday and have the unique
courtesy returned in kind on Tues
day. Nearly all theso customs of Eas
ter havo been too closely associated
with the place of their occurrence to
suffer transplantation, although the
whlp-lashlng of the Polish children
bears a striking resemblance in ita
turn-about-is-fair-play Idea to the Eng
Christ's Promise to the World.
"Unto them that look for him shall
tut appear the second time without
Bin unto salvation." Hebrews 9:28.
FEEL in myself the future Ufa.
ffl T am like a forest once cut down;
(a the new shoots aro stronger and
livelier than ever. I am rising,
I know, toward the sky. The sun
shine is on my head. The earth givea
me Its generous sap, but heaven lights
me with the reflection of unknown
You say the soul is nothing hut the
resultant of the bodily powers. Why,
then, is my soul more luminous when
my bodily powers begin to fail? Win
ter is on my head, hut eternal spring
Is in my heart. I breatho at this hour
the fragrance of tho lilacs, the violets
and the roses, as at twenty years.
The nearer I approach the end the
plainer I hear around mo tho immor
tal symphonies of the worlds which
Invito me. It is marvelous yet sim-.
pie. It is a fairy talo, and it is his
tory. For half a century I have been
writing my thoughts in prose and In
verse; history, philosophy, drama, ro
mance, tradition, satire, ode and
song; I have tried all. But I feel I,
havo not said tho thousandth part of
what is in me. When I go down to
the grave I can say like many others,
"I havo finished my day's work." But
I cannot say, "I have finished my
life." My day's work will begin again
the next morning. The tomb is not a1
blind alloy; it is thoroughfare. It
closes on the twilight, it opens on the
dawn. Victor Hugo.
WHY THE RABBIT AT EASTER
Pretty Legend of Olden Times Con
nects Bunny and the Eggs It Is
Supposed to Lay.
So many have asked, "Why Is the
rabbit so closely associated with East-!
er?" Each year at this season the
cunning little bunny appears In the
shop windows beside downy chicks
and gayly-colored eggs. Tho legend of
tho Easter rabbit is one of the most
ancient in mythological loro and Is.
closely related to the folk tales of,
In tho beginning of things, It seems,
the rabbit was a bird. As a great fa
for the goddess Ostara, who was tha
patron of spring, -gave it four legs, for
which the rabbit was deeply gratefuL
In remembrance of its former life as a
bird, when tho spring or Easter season
comes it lays eggs of gorgeous colors,
and the egg has always been a symbol
of the resurrection, and therefore used
at Easter time when wo look for the
life everlasting and all things mads
It is a German custom for children
to go to their godmothers at Easter for
i the gift of colored eggs and a baked
rabbit. Just before Easter the chil
dren are sent to tho garden to build a
nest for the expected rabbit, and early
Easter morning they go with great er
pectatlons, and aro never disappoint
ed, to get the eggs which, the rabbit
has laid for them. Even in Africa,
among the heathen tribes, worship of
the egg is common. No altar is com
plete without its egg Uecoration, and
most huts have at least one sacred
egg. On all tho eggs devoted to the
rites of worship a verso from the
Koran is written at each end, while
tho sides are ornamented by scenes
from tho Nile.
A rare specimen of these eggs Is to
be seen in the Detroit Museum of Art.
The etchings on the shell follow close
ly the same general design as tfc
paintings of men and women Oktf
were recently found In Cairo.
All Pennsylvania Gleaned for
Items of Interest.
REPORTS ABOUT CROPS GOOD
Farmers Busy In Every Locality
Churches 'Ralislng Funds for Many
Worthy Objects Items of Busi
ness and Pleasure that Interest.
Curtis Hill's baby suffered a broken
arm when lifted, at Berwick.
The Navigation Company's Panther
Creek collieries closed for three days.
Catawlssa's dog quarantine yields
twenty-five killings of unmuzzled curs
In a day, for fear of hydrophobia.
Thirty infants are reported to havo
died in Schuylkill county in a year
through midwives' ignorance.
His hand frozen on a recent cold
night, Policeman J. P. Gro, of Lewis
town, may lose it by amputation.
A party of fifty students from State
College spent a day in Allentown,
visiting the city's industries.
The Lebanon Valley division of the
Heading Hallway transported 2,000
cars in a day, half of them loaded with
After firing at a fleeing burglar at
his home at Chester, William P. Ma
guire found a slouch hat in his yard
with a bullet hole through the orown.
Coatesvillo hotel keepers, Indignant
over the activity of no license work
ers, have "flagged" all license remon
strants, some of whom have tried to
The Town Council of Northampton
has declined to grant franchises to
allow the new electrical transmis
sion line of the Lehigh Coal and Navi
gation Company to enter the borough.
George A. Stein, father of Landlord
Charles E. Stein, of Weissp'ort, com
mitted suicide by shooting when told
by his son, for whrm he was tending
bar, that he had another man in his
J. H. Wilhelm, of Mauch Chunk, for
many years paymaster for the Lehigh
Valley Railroad Company, recently
celebrated his eighty-third birthday
anniversary. He is still in the Tiest of
health and Spirits.
In a pen thirty by ten feet in ex
tent, Samuel Miller, near Spring
Grove, York county, will try to breed
exclusively a black variety of skunks,
the skins of which are worth ?5
Adam Gable, merchant, of Mount
Carmel, already has a flock of spring
chickens hatched. Mr. Gable is a
great chicken fancier and has a spe
cial room fitted with steam heat in
which ho keeps the chicks.
United States Secret Service men
have been unable to locate or arrest
the writers of anonymous letters to
Hazloton officials. The writers either
give the officials advice or else a se
At Scranton, Viola Wells, a Titanic
disaster waif, was orphaned again,
when the man who adopted her, John
A. Itady, was killed by machinery in
tho Lackawanna mills, where ho was
Mayor Tyler believes that tho office
of Alderman in cities like New Castle
should be abolished and also that the
Police Court business should be di
vorced from the Mayor's duties. Ho
believes that a number of Police
Magistrates should supplant the Al
dermen and also take the police work
off the Mayor's shoulders In cities of
the size of New Castle. He is taking
the matter up with a view to having a
bill Introduced in the State Legisla
ture to provide for this change.
Tho Itev. J. M. Prico is tho oldest
minister In the United Evangelical
Conference, in session at Milton, hav
ing been born near Bloomsburg, Feb
ruary 4, 1833. He learned tho printer's
trade in the office of The Columbia
Democrat. Not being ablt to endure
the confinement, the physician or
dered him to an outdoor life. It be
ing in the days of the civil war, he
enlisted In 1861 for a threo years'
term In the service of tho United
States. During his service he was
wounded at Gettysburg nnd Fort
Steadman. He returned in 11865, re
stored to health. Ho was converted at
Lime Ridge on February 4, 1866.
An Allentown Bible class taught by
Miss Sallle Heckrotte has secured
handkerchiefs from Mrs. Wilson and
Mrs. Taft, which will bo notable ar
ticles to be sold at a fair.
John A. Wilson, of Franklin, a cou
sin of President Woodrow Wilson, has
offered to accompany twenty-live
members of the senior class of tho
High School of that place to Washing
ton April 24. Ho will serve as guide
and will endeavor to obtain an au
dience for the seniors with the Presi
Poetry and Prose of
By S. E. KISER
THE BIRTH OF THE ROSE.
A thistle onco grew
'- near a lily,
-. 1 A stately lily and
And the wind sway-i
1 1 9 i . eu mo one 10 mo
imk .ot.her: ...
v "ftc Ana ine spirit oi,
wt lovo vraB there.
Unto the lily and
f A sweet little floW'
er was born,
And the lily bent
down to caress
And her finger
was pierced by a
The rose that the,
palo, pure lily
In the Joy of her
Gave tho sweet little)
stranger Its color, x
Gave the rose Its
The rose thnt unto the lily
And the wondering thistle was born
By the lily was given its beauty,
By the thistle was given its thorn.
More Important Than Teeth.
"Well, Willie, my boy, what makes,
you so happy?"
"I've Just had a piece of good, luck.
You seo my front teeth. They're all
"Yes. That's too bad. You ought
to havo them filled at onco."
"That's what the dentist said, and;
he told pa it would cost $30."
"Can't your father raise thol
"Ho had $30, but ma wanted it for.
an Easter hat, so wo tossed a coin fon
it and ma won. Now I'll not havo to
get thorn filled."
"Does your husband ever complain
about the cost of your Easter hats'
"No. You seo I always keep a lot
of old bills handy to show him when
ho starts anything of that kind."
"What good do old bills do?"
"They show how much more my,
first husband used to be able to pay
for my Easter hats and gowns than
this one can afford to."
Nice Thing About It.
"There's a nice thing about Easter
that I've never heard anybody men
tion." "What is that?"
"It comes at a time when there's,
no danger that people who haven't,
any more sense than to do such things
will not be likely to overcrowd excur
Her look was very
Her heart was
The troubles she
Wero all swept
out of sight;
She hummed a little
And gladly free
Forgot that any
She gayly tripped
Although the sky S'4)
Her cares wero put
Her troubles flung
The happy girl
Tho finest Easter
In church that Easter morn.
When a woman who has a new
gown and an expensive now hat is
able to seo her shadow on Easter It
is a sign of fair weather for at least
a few days, as far as she is concerned.
Woman's Point of View.
"Easter," ho said, "is a time when
happiness should reign."
"Yes," she replied, "but too often
that isn't tho only kind of a rain wo'
got on Easter."
Man Never Knows.
"A man never knows what there 13
In life until ho gets married." ,
'No, nor in the dry goods stores,,
A fine Easter outfit is all right if
ono tries to live up to It 1
Easter Great Russian Feast.
Easter Is pre-eminently tho great
feast of Russia. In the old country at
midnight on Easter ove the bells of tho
great tower of tho Kremlin In Moscow
pool out the tidings of tho resurrec
tion, to be followed by the clamorous
chords of every church bell in the em
pire. Tho cities of the country blaze
Into light Around every church, largo
and small, are piles of Easter cakes.
Processions of priests go through the
streets In the towns. People bearing
tapers follow them back to the Im
pressive services. The Easter kiss,
that special Russian custom of Easter'
greeting, is everywhere exchangeo.
Tlio Kind You Havo Always
in uso ior ovov 30 years,
1 . and has Been xnado under his por
C0ffl?lt?7s sona supervision Ginco its infancy.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-as-good" aro hufc
Experiments that trlllo with and endanger tho health of
Infants and Children Experience against Experiment
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and allays Fovcrishncss. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation,
and Flatulency. It assimilates tho Food, regulates tho
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
Tho Children's Panacea Tho Mother's Friend.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
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