The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, March 21, 1913, Page PAGE SIX, Image 6

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IT -SVB8 typhoid fover that brought
Henry Colthorpe to the end of his
faith. So often faith depends up
on material things.
For a year things had been
pteadlly going against Colthorpe. In
May his wife had suffered a nervous
breakdown. The doctors said at first
that a completo rest of a month or two
In an institution which they recom
mended would bo sufficient to restore,
her to health and strength. So sho.
tons taken away, and Henry was left
(n tho little flat with tho Easter Lily.,
rhey called her tho Easter Lily be
cause she had been born on Easter1
Hay and because her real namo was
Ullan. Tho Easter Lily was nlno
rears old.
But tho doctors were mistaken, as
Doctors often are. It was November
before Mrs. Colthorpe was well
enough to return homo. Even then she
was palo, thin and so weak that tho
work in tho little flat would have been
too much for her if tho Easter Lily
had not been there to help. All that,
they had been able to save was gone.
The doctors' bills and tho charges at
tho institution had been heavy. Henry
Colthorpo was in debt for tho first
time in his life, but ho remained
"Never mind. We'll soon be on our
feet again. Everything will turn out
all right if you'll just keep from wor
rying and got well as fast as you can."
Mary Colthorpo smiled wearily, but
hopefully, and promised to do her
Tho Easter Lily, who had been wait
ing and listening, heard them and
rushed down the stairs to meet them.
Sho threw her arms around her moth
er's neck and Baid:
"Oh, mother, I'm so glad. Now it
will not bo lonesome hero any more."
A week af tor Mary's return the Eas
ier Lily came down with scarlet fever.
Henry Colthorpo began sometimes,
"while she was hovering between life
and death, to wonder whether thero
was really an All-Wlso Father who
watched over people He tried to do
his work faithfully, but kia heart was
full of trouble and his mind was often
clouded. He made mistakes that exas
perated his employer. His faco bo
came haggard, his shoulders drooped
tand his feet grew heavy. In a fe
pBonths ho seemed to baio become &u
old man,
Thomas Grlmshaw had never beev.
regarded as a philanthropist or as a
man who cared much if other people
happened to bo In distress. He was
what is known as "a hard-headed busi
ness man." Such
a man is likely to
bo hard-hearted,
as well as hard
beaded. It did
not matter to Mr.
Grlmshaw how
bis employes got
along. If they
did their work
well, ho paid
them and took no
interest in their
personal affairs.
To him they
wero no moro
than automatons,
filling their places
In his establish
ment to be cast
aside when they
ceased to be use
ful and to be re
placed by other
automatons. If he had been told that
tho men who worked for him deserved
any credit for tho success of his busi
ness ho would have regarded the
statement as preposterous His Idea
was that his obligations to his cm
ployes ceased whon ho paid them
their wages, which wero always as
small as ho could make them without
bringing on trouble.
Mr. Grlmshaw noticed that Henry
Colthorpo lagged at his work. Henry
Colthorpe had for years been a faith
ful and useful employe, but that did
not give him an excuse for being slow
or for making mistakes now.
The Easter Lily had begun to recov
er and Mary Colthorpo was regaining
ber spirits and her strength whon
Christmas came. On St. Valentine's
day Henry Colthorpo carried two pret
ty cards to his wife and daughter. Ho
bad gone without his lunch that day,
so that he could afford to buy tho
cards, but neither Mary nor the Easter
Lily know ttiat.
In tho evening, when tho Easter Lily
had said her prayers and kissed her
mother good night, sho called her fa
ther to her bedside. She put her arms
around bis neck and drew his faco
down besido her own upon the pillow.
"Dear, good papa," sho said. "Are
you glad that I got well7"
"Of courso I am, darling,"
'Would you bo very sorry if you
bad no llttlo glrlt"
Tea, very sorry."
"But you would have mother."
"I would bo glad to have mother
bst I could not get along without my
llttfjurfd." .
"Why couldn't youT"
"Because a little girl gives ono cour
age." "Couldn't you have courage without
a llttlo girl?"
"I'm afraid not I'm afraid I should
not havo courage or hope or kindness
any moro, if I had no little girl I'm
afraid I should glvo up tho struggle."
"What struggle?"
"A struggle that I havo to keep ma
king every day. But I havo my llttlo
girl nnd so I am able to keep on, and
everything is going to bo all right. So
go to sleep, and dream happy dreams,
and tomorrow tomorrow why, to
morrow everything will bo lovely."
Henry Colthorpo was so weak the
next morning that it was difficult for
him to get out of bed, but ho wearily
put on his clothes, ato a mouthful of
breakfast and started away to his
At noon he was called into Thomas
Grimshaw's office.
"Colthorpo," said tho "hard-headed
business man," frowning, "I havo no
ticed for some time that you've been
loaSng at your work. You've mado a
number of mistakes that havo annoyed
mo very much.
This is Wednes
day. Wo will not
need you hero aft
er tho end of this
During tho aft
ernoon Henry Col
thorpo lost tho
remnant of faith
that had been left
In his heart, and
when ho got
home at night his
wifo put her hand
upon his brow
and fearfully
"Henry, you
aro burning up
with fever."
Tho doctor de
cided that he bad
for weeks been
afflicted w 1 t b
"walking typhoid," and said it was
marvelous that ho had been able to
keep up as be did.
One day when he was able to sit up
in bed again tho doctor sold:
"Well, sir! We'll soon havo you
well again. You notico 'we.' Your
wife deserves moro credit than I do
for pulling you tbrough. It was her
nursing, moro than my medicine, tbat
did it."
Sometimes during tho days of bis
convalescence Henry Colthorpo was
Inclined to be sorry they had not let
him die. If It had not been for tne
Easter Lily he would havo had no
wish to live.
Ono day sho overheard her mother
and father talking about their mis
fortune. It was the day before East
er. She listened while Henry explain
ed how he had been discharged by
Grlmshaw and for tho first time she
was able to understand tho serious
ness of their situation.
She put on the best things sho bad
and went out
Around tho corner thero was a
florist's shop. Tho window was full of
Easter lilies. She stopped to look at
them and while sho was looking and
wishing tbat some of them could be
hers a young man camo out Ho no
ticed her pitiful look.
Fortunately tho young man was In
love. When a young man is in love
ho is generous and likely to bo actu
ated by kindly Impulses.
The young man turned back into the
shop and a moment later ho came out
again, with an Easter Illy in bis band.
"Hero," bo said, banding the flower
to Lilian. "Tomorrow iB Easter. I
hope you will bo happy."
She took the flower and turned
away. When sho reached Thomas
Grimshaw's office ho was seated alono
at bis desk.
"I don't want to buy any flowers,"
he said, looking over his glasoes at
Lilian. "Who let you in here?"
"I I Just camo in by myBolf," sh'e
replied. "And I don't want to sell anj
flowers. I brought this lily to glvo
to you."
"You did, eh? Why do you wont to
glvo It to mo?"
"Because tomorrow is Easter."
"Who sent you hero?"
"Nobody sent mo. I came all by
"Well, I don't want your flower.
Take it and go
away. I'm busy."
"Tomorrow is
"Yes, I know
tomorrow Is East
er." "Everybody
ought to bo kind
and glad on East
er. Everybody
ought to be hap
py on Easter."
"All right I'm
not keeping any
body from be
ing happy on
"Havo you a
llttlo girl?"
"Did you over
have a llttlo
1 nomas Grlmshaw gavo a llttlo
start, as if somebody had dealt him
an unexpected blow. He drew a long
breath and turning his back toward
Lilian, looked out tho window at the
high walla across tho street At length
he swung around in his chair and
"Who are you?"
"I'm tho Eastor Lily."
"What do you mean by that?"
"They call mo tho Easter Lily bo
causo I was born on Easter and my
name is Lilian."
"Oh. And you brought tbat Illy for
"Why dldjrou ask whether I bd
ever had a llttlo glrlf
"Bocauso I was wishing you had."
"What difference would that make?
Como hero and sit on my knoo."
"Thank you. I know if you over
had a little girl you would bo good
and kind."
"Can't a mnn be good and kind un
less he has a llttlo girl?"
"I don't know. Maybo he would be
good and kind If ho had a little boy."
Thomas Grlmshaw seemed to be
strangely affected. Ho got his hand
kerchief out of his pockot and blew
his nose very .vigorously.
They talked about Easter and about
lilies and about llttlo girls and little
boys. At last Mr. Grlmshaw asked:
"What do you want me to do?"
"I want you to como with me,"
Lilian replied.
It was getting lato. Ho locked his
desk and Enid:
"Very well. Let mo carry tho lily.
It is mlno, because you havo given it
to me, haven't you?"
After Thomas Grlmshaw bad in
formed Henry Colthorpe that ho would
be paid for the time he had been 111
and that as soon as he was woll
onough to work again he could havo
his old place at an increased salary ho
started away.
The Easter Lily went out into the
dark, narrow hall with him to show
him tho way down stairs. When ho
had reached tho flrst landing he
turned and looked up and held out his
arms" toward her. Sho ran down and
kissed him good-by.
Out in the street ho stopped for a
moment and looked up at the little
flat. He held his lily in his hand, and
when Lilian appeared at one of the
dimly-lighted windows, he waved it at
Then ha started 0.1 again, mutter
ing: "God bloss met What a fine evening
The Life Eternal
EN of science have offered two.
strong arguments for the faith'
of which tho Easter day is the,
efflorescence and tho sign. One'
(s that analogy seems to exclude tho
Idea that the unlverso was built'
through such infinite labor and abys-,
mal time to produce creatures of man's 1
dignity and intellect who wero to per-',
lsh miserably in a day. Such waste
of energy and planning is Incredible,
such a ghastly mockery is unthinkable
in a world of order and of love.
That there Is a subtle influence of
some sort pervading tho earth and
sklos, to which the soul of man uncon
sciously or subconsciously responds, Is
a hypothesis which is rather confirmed
than discredited by such wonders as
wireless telegraphy, tho energy of
radium and tho multltudo of. psychic
phenomena which coincidence seems
Inadequate to explain. Out of tho vast
unknown man is somehow stamped in
delibly with the consciousness that ho
Is in God's world, that God wants him
and "that tho riddlo of existence, liko
all other of nature's puzzles, will find
Its happy solution when this corrup
tion shall havo put on incorruption
and mortality is swallowed up of life.
1 fite power
Religion No Longer Terrible.
It is a glorious thing to remember
that men are turning moro and more
to god and to religion because a more
humane theology has stripped both
God and religion of their former ter
rors. From a myriad of Christian pul
pits tho nobler message will go forth
that Jesus died and rose again, not to
reconcile an angry God to his wander
ing children, but to reconcile and draw
those wayward ones to tho Father's
love and care. From the thunders of
Slnal and the avenging wrath the the
ology of today is turning to the gospel
of tho prodigal son, the woman taken
in adultery, tho lost sheep, the Sermon
on the Mount How passing strango
tbat tho Redeemer who was all gentle-;
ness and forgiveness should have been
mado Into a monster of tyrannous!
bigotry from which men and women!
and children bavo shrunk in terror fori
2,000 years 1 '
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field." Matt G:2G, 28, 29.
What has this text to do.
with Easter day? Let us
thfnk awhile Life and death;,
tho battle between life and death;
life conquered by death; and
conquered again by life. Those
wero tho mysteries over which tho
men of old time thought, often till
their hearts wero sad. And because,
our forefathers were a sad and earn-.
st folk; because they lived in a sad
and dreary climate, where winter wasi
far longer and more bitter than it is,
thank God, now; therefore all their'
thoughts about winter and spring,
were sad; and they grew to despair,
at last, of llfo ever conquering death,
or light conquering darkness.
All living things would dle. Tho
very gods would die, fighting to the
last against the powers of evil, till tho
sun should sink forever, and the world
bo a heap of ashes. And then so
strangely does God's gift of hope
linger in tho hearts of men they saw
beyond all that, a dim dream of a
new heaven and a new earth, in which
should dwell righteousness; and of a
new sun, more beautiful than ours;
of a woman called "Lifo," hid safe,
while all the world around her was
destroyed, fed on the morning dew,
preserved to be tho mother of a new
and happier race of men. And so to
them, heathens as thev were. God
whispered that Christ should somo
day bring life and immortality to,
"So it pleased tho Father," says St.
Paul, "to gather together i Christ
all things, whether in heaven or in
In him wero fulfilled, and more
than fulfilled, tho dim longings, tho
childlike dreams, of heathen poets
and sages, and of our own ancestors
from whom we spring. Ho is the de
sire of all nations, for whom all wero
longing, though they know it not. And
now we may see, it seems to mo, what'
tho text has to do with Easter day.
Bo not anxious, says our Lord, for
your life. Is not tho lifo moro than
meat? Thero is an eternal lifo which
depends not on earthly food, but on
the will and word of God your Father;
ana that lifo in you will conquer
death. Consider tho lilies in the Held,
All the winter they are dead, unsight
ly roots, hidden in tho earth. What,
can come of them? But no sooner
does the sun of spring shine on their
graves than they rise into sudden life'
and beauty as it pleases God, and
every seed takes its own peculiar
body. Even so is tho resurrection of
tho dead. Charles Klngsley.
Old Country Ideas for the Celebration
of Easter Have Found Favor
In America.
In many homes in America there
havo been transplanted somo of the
old country Easter- customs. Ono of
these Is tho Scotch custom of egg roll
ing. On Easter morning tho entire
family practices this custom with
brightly decorated eggs, boiled so bard
that there is no danger of their crack
ing. Very few of tho English customs
have been transplanted, however, al
though tho various shires of England
havo notably quaint Easter observ
ances. In Shropshire and Herefordshire,
nnd especially at Shrewsbury, it is tho
custom to make for Easter a rich and
expensive cake that is known as elm-
nel cake. These slmnol cakes are
raised cakes, with a crust made of
fine flour and water with saffron col
or addedito give it a deep yellow col
or. Tho cako itself Is a very rich,
plum cake, with candled lemon peel
added. The crust is of tho consist
ency of set cement. Thero is a tradl-.
tion that Herefordshire women bavo
used simncl cakes as footstools, and
it is known that tho cake is common
ly boiled In order to be mado edible
The slmnels are usually marked with
a figure of Christ or of tho Virgin,
thus preserving tho religious signifi
cance of the day.
Another special English Easter cake
is tho Blddenden cake. In the parish
of Blddenden there is an endowment
of unknown date, supposed to havo
been mado by two women named
Preston, for making a distribution of
cakes among tho poor every Easter
Sunday afternoon. Tho sourco of tho
benefaction consists of twenty acres
of land, commonly called tho "bread
and cheese" lands. Six hundred of
these Blddenden cakes and 270 loaves'
of bread aro distributed under this
The Great Beyond.
The return of Easter Is ono of our
Lord's ways of letting down a ladder
to us that wo may climb to the stars
and see a little of tho great beyond.
Toilers of the plains below, wo often
miss the flashing lights thrown across'
the battlements for our relief. En
riched in soul wo shall descend to
morrow to follow again the well-worn
path of duty. But thero will bo a
cheer upon tho lips and a eong in tho
heart, for wo have dwelt a little in tho
heights, and the consummation of our
hopo draweth nigh I lie v. M. Campbell.
For Sal
Largo Dairy and Hay
Tho Buy-TJ-A-Homo Realty Com
pany has Just listed ono of the finest
and best-known farms1 in Wayne
county. It is located in the heart of
the summer boarding business, in
Wayne's highlands. The property
consists of 325 acres and Is well
watered both by creeks and springs.
A most beautiful natural lake, con
sisting of IB acres, Is one of the at
tractive sheets of water In Preston
township. Ideal for tho location of
summer cottages. Tho farm Is 2
miles from the Lakewood station on
the Ontario & Western railroad,
three miles from Poyntello on the
samo road and two miles from Como.
Of the 325 acres 275 are under good
state of cultivation, consisting of
meadows, plow ground and well-watered
pasture fields. The balance are
in maple, beech and birch timber.
This farm is especially adapted to
raising hay and for dairying.
Thero aro rour dwellings and cot
tages upon tho premises. Dwelling
No. 1 will accommodate from 40 to
50 guests. Near this house is a never-failing
spring for domestic use.
The second cottage contains nine
rooms. Good water. Small barn
near house. Home No. 3 is a very
good seven-room cottago furnished
with water by one of the best
springs in Wayne county. Cottage
No. 4 Is near beautiful natural
spring lake, which consists of about
15 acres. The above mentioned
places are located in an ideal sum
mer boarding district visited every
year by boarders from Philadelphia,
New York, Scranton and other cities.
Other cottages could bo built on tho
border of this lake.
Situated upon tho premises Is a
laundry, coal and wood house com
bined, size 20x00 feet. The second
'floor is equipped for holding enter
tainments, etc.
Tho barns are as follows: Horse
barn 2Gx56 feet, with running water;
hay barn 2Cx36, with two cow sheds
attached 20x50 feet. One building
with scales and wagon house with
underground stablo for cows. One
good blacksmith and carriage shop,
with second story .for storage.
Chicken houses, capacity for' 200.
Barn No. 4 situated near House No.
3, size .30x40 feet, two sheds for cat
tle, with good spring water. Two
other hay barns, size 26x36 feet, and
18x20 feet.
Thero are three apple orchards on
the farm and a small fruit orchard.
Tho property will be sold for a
reasonable consideration and upon
easy terms.
Buy-U-A-Homo Realty Co.,
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