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of New Year s Day
BW YEAR is celebrated In
this country nt least on
four different dates In ad
dltlon to the regular na
tional New Year's celebra
tion on January 1. The
first of those foreign celebrations will
bo that of tho Greeks and Russians
and a few other nationalities which
adhere to old stylo dates. Thoy will
have Now Year on January 14, 13 days
lator than the Now Year of tho new
style. Next In order conies the Chi
nese Now Year, on February 13, and,
but a day later, February 14, comes
the Mohammedan first day of tho year.
Tho Jewish New Year falls ncaly nine
months later, about the middle of Sep
bor, on tho first day of the month of
The celebrations vary both in ac
cordance with the religions of tho va
rious peoples and their climatic,
racial and national characteristics.
With tho Greeks, Russians, Servians,
Bulgarians and Macedonians, all of
whom adhere to the Greek Catholic
church, New Year's Is ono of tho most
pleasant If not tho pleasani.est festival
of the year. With tho Jews, on the
contrary, tho Now Year, Rosh Has
nana, as it is called, is far from being
a pleasant affair. It is a day of retri
bution, of judgment. It is preceded
by weeks of prayer, fasting and peni
tence, and is followed by ten days
Jcnown as the days of repentance,
which wind up with Yom Kippur, the
day of atonement, a most growsomo
and weird day, dreadod by every or
Greeks Celebrate Two Days.
Tho most interesting and joyous
celebration of the New Year is that of
the Greeks. Tho Greek Now Year
lasts two days. In theso two days the
Greek nature with its unbounded joy
of life comes into Its own. Tho heart
of every Greek thrills on that day with
unbounded joy. Passionately ho
awaits tho evening, when in his little
Greece, in a genuine Greek restau
rant, with male cooks and attendants,
he can get his genuine Greek food,
Hellenic dishes, and wasli them away
with Greok wine which was purpose
ly imported into this country for the
"Christmas Is a great holiday with
us;" said a prominent Greek, "but it Is
after all a solemn day. It Is a relig
ious holiday. No gifts are exchanged
on Christmas and tho three days which
the holiday last are given over to
religious meditation. How different
It Is with tho New Year! Next to our
national holiday on March 25, which
commemorates the date of our inde
pendence, just as July 4 commemo
rates the birth of tho Amorican na
tion, Now Year's days, for wo have
two of them, are our greatest holidays.
In Greece New Year is essentially a
family holiday. There wo have a chil
dren's afternoon which is devoted en
tirely to tho young ones, who aro giv
en tho utmost opportunities to enjo'y
"Darling, you're sleepy."
''No, I'm not, mamma," responded
Daisy, who wanted to sit up longer
and got sonio sweodes: "It's only my
eyes aro tired because they have been
looking so long for some candy." Hnl
The Servant's Excuse.
Employment Agent Come, now,
how Ms this? You stayed two weeks
In your las.t place. How' did that hap
pen? Domestic Sure, 01 dunno. 01 muslit
av overshlept mcself. N. Y. Weekly.
Putting Another Face on-It.
"Do you llko that manager?"
"No: I don't liko tho oast of
"Well, I don't llko tho countenances
of his cast." BaUlmoro Amorican.
Not a Matrimonial Campaign.
I Papa (reading his papor) i seo mo
until) havo won this time,
Llttlo Fvoddy What did tho aunties
win, pnpa7 Tho unclcB? Uultlmoro
themselves. In this country, how
over, it is slightly different. Out of
tho 13,000 Greeks living in Chicago
only 200 have their families hero.
Thero are only between sixty and
eighty children, and as wo are only
just planning to build a school of our
own, wo havo not yet the means nor
the call for a children's afternoon on
New Year's day."
Still, many of tho Greek families,
will observe this ancient custom In
this country. Thoy will havo their
children's afternoon. Thoy will have
their delicious New Year's pudding
known ns "king's pudding." In fact,
in many cases the pudding will bo
oven .more delicious than It would
havo been in old Athens. For ono of
tho ancient customs nmong the Greeks
Is to hide some gold coin in ono por
tion of the pudding and ho who gets
tho share of the pudding with the gold
coin In it becomes tho favorite as well,
as tho leader of the two days' Joy and
sport. In this country, where gold is
more plentiful than In Greece and
whore it is more easily earned by the
Greok fathor, tho pudding promises to
contain more gold and be much more
delightful to the finder of tho same.
Russians Like Our Food.
Russians in this country celebrate
but ono day, and they, too, attempt to
produce a homo atmosphere. How
ever, home food is not thought of.
The bread, the meat, and tho wino of
the United States are consldorod as
good as and even far better than tho
products of their ' own land.
The Macedonians, Servians and Bul
garians celebrate the Now Year, per
haps less elaborately, also on tho same
day as their Greok and Russian co
religionists. The Turks celebrate their first of
the year witli tho modesty character
istic of people who have not yet any
hold on a place.
The Chinese will have their cus
tomary celebration of tho Chinese
New Year on February 13 with feast
ing and enjoyments with which the,
holiday is observed in the Celestial
In striking opposition to the spirit
of joy and happiness which pervades
tho New Year of the Greeks and
Christendom generally is tho New
Year of tho Jews. With tho Jews,
who also observe the New Year for
two days, the days aro not days of
feasting and enjoyment but days of
judgment. According to the belief of
ovory orthodox Jew, every member of
tho Jewish race is tried on the Now
Year. Tho books kept in heaven aro
oponed on that day, tho record of each
man for tho year just ending is looked
through, and taken under advisement
for ten days. On the tenth day, tho
day of atonement, tho fato of eacii
man for tho coming year is drawn up,
whether he should live or die, prosper
or be poor. On tho day of atonement
tho fato is soaled and nothing can
change it any more.
A Cheering Motto,
Pedler Wouldn't you liko some
mottoes for your . house, mum? It'
very checng to a husband to see
nlco motto on tho wull when ho comes
Mrs. Do Jagg You might sell mc
ono if you've got one that says "Hot
tor Late Than Never." N. Y. Weekly.
A Sure Thing.
"I bet you don't know tho namo of
tho place, whore tho aviator keeps his
"I bet I do."
"What is it, thon?"
"An aviary, of course." Baltimore
Ffrst Itinerant Novollst What do
you think of this tramp existence?
Second Ditto I think it is a bum
life. Baltimore American.
A Far-Sighted Friend.
"What kind of a chap is ho?"
"Oh, the kind that gives Christmas
presents far enough ahead to allow
tlmo for roturn glftai"
NOT ALWAYS EASY TO SMILE.
Did You Ever Practice Cheerfulness In
It Is comparatively easy to bo pleas
ant and cheerful when our brend-und-
butter problem is solved, when wo aro
strong and healthy, when wo havo bar-
monious, comfortable homes and
money In tho bunk; but tho test of
character comoa when there is a fam
ily to support, when a wife and little
ones aro looking to us for broad and
clothing, and the wolf Is protty near
tho door; when wo aro struggling
against poor health, a discordant
homo, a dishonest partner. It Is a
very difficult tiling to be cheorful and
hopeful when a man is out of a job,
with no money In tho bank, and an
Invalid wife and children depending
It is comparatively caBy to be optim
istic when the granary Is full, whon
there are no clouds on tho horizon, but
a very difficult thing to lie hopeful and
cheerful when tho capital is smnll and
business poor. It Is hard to bo optim
istic when notes and bills nro coming
duo and thero is no money to pay for
goods which Ho unsold on tho sholvos.
It is easy to smile when wo aro well
and everything Is coming our way, but
when everything goes wrong with us,
when undergoing misfortunes or hard
ships, whon those near to us are sick
and in distress, when poverty pinchos,
when tho flour is getting low in tho
barrel, and hungry children look long
ingly Into olio's lace, .then it is not bo
easy to smile, to glvo tho cordial hand
shako, to bo serene, balanced and
poised. But this is just the time that
real character, that line training, will
stand one in good stead. Orison
Swett Marden, in Success Magazine.
Champion Carrier Pigeons.
B. A."Vogg of Hunts Mills, Garland,
Is tho possessor of some rnro carrier
pigeons. Ho has ono pair of which the
father and mother havo a record of
flying from Minneapolis, Minn., to Bos
ton in GO hours. For tho last thousand
miles of their flight they flow against
a northeast storm, arriving with lco
and snow irozen to their plumage.
This pair had nover llown west of Buf
falo before. They partook of no food
on their trip. Mr. Fogg also has a
pair of English enrriers, tho father and
mother having a record of Hying over
fi.OOO miles. These birds are tho same
breed as those that flow from tho bal
loon of Andre, tho Norwegiuu explorer,
who perished in his attempt to reach
the north pole. He lias also 12 humors
that ho has been Hying from points
In Maine. Ono pair has a record of
flying from tho Uangor fair grounds
to Garland, 25 miles, in 2S minutes,
and from Skowhegan, 50 miles, In 00
minutes. Kennebec Journal.
Gesturing Over the Wire.
"It was tho constant gesturing of
that follow at tho other end of tho
wire that made it so infernally hnrd to
eatcli what ho said," growled tho man
who had been wrestling with tho tele
phone. "How in the world could you tell ho
was making gestures?" asked the in
"By the jerky way the words cumo
over Hie wire. Many people get no
excited whon telephoning that thoy
gesture as frantically as if they woro
talking to a man face to faco. Their
buuneing around and sawing the air
breaks the voice and tho sentences
conic over tho wire in fragments. J
havo talked with so many people who,
1 learned later, were dancing a jig at
tho other end of tho wlro that I al
ways can tell when that gesticulating
is going on."
Mot Very Useful.
A man who stuttered bndiy went to
a specialist and after ten difficult les
sons learned to say quite distinctly:
"Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled
peppers." His mentis congratulated
him uiion this splendid achievement.
"Yes," said the man doubtfully, "but
it's s-s-such a d-d-dcucodly d-d-dlfllcult
rem-mnrk to w-w-work Into an ordl
nary o-c-convers-s-sa-tlon, y' know."
Another Chicago Novelty.
"Yes, they havo a now sort of func
tion in Chicago that is quite tho
"What is it called?"
"it's culled amoviiig-ln party. Whon
tho hostess learns that llto empty
house next door Is to bo occupied she
calls her guests by telephone and
thoy como and draw cuts for tho front
windows, and then sit there and slzo
up tho new neighbor's Fluff as tho
movers carry it in."
"I'm almost sure the count Is In
lovo with mo," oxcltely oxclainied tho
"WhnL makes you think so?" in
quired tho other.
"lie asked mo today how much I
Six-year-old Ray's toucher was en
deavoiins to glvo some vory slmplo In
Klrurt Ioiik in fractious. Klin nddud'
"If Jnuo has six eggs and uses half
of them to bako a cako what nart w
sho havo loft?" Quickly cumo tho u
twer: "Tho shells! "Tho Uollueuto
LEWIS' "bINGLli BINDER."
A hand-nindo cigar fresh from tho
tablo, wrapped In foil, thus kooping
fresh until smoked. A fresh elgnr
made of good tobacco is tho Ideal
smoke. Tho old, woll cured tobaccos
used aro so rich in quality that many
who formerly smoked 10c cigars now
snioko Lewis' Single Binder Straight
Cc. Lewis' Single Binder costs tho
dealer soino more than other 5c cigars,
but tho higher prlco onnblcn this fac
tory to uso extra quality tobacco.
There uro mnny Imitations; don't bo
fooled. Thero is no substitute l Tell
tho dealer you want u Lowls "Singlo
Saved the Trouble.
"Your wlfo has eloped with your
"I don't caro. I was going to flro
Waiting for a Rise.
"Have you sold your airship yet?"
"No; I'm holding It for a rise."
Clovelnnd Plain Dealer.
Worth Its Weight In Gold.
PETTIT'S EYE SALVE MrcnirthenB old
pycH, tonic for eye ntrain, weak, watery uyeH.
Druggists or Howard Uro., Buffalo, N. Y.
Truth should bo tho first lesson of
tho child and tho last inspiration of
VII.KS CUKKD IN O TO 11 1IAYH.
DA'II 111 N'l'M UNI' In M.TmlltpiMl til Hiiro III1V CARn
of Molilntr, lllltul, WwiIIiik or 1'roiniiUiiK I'fles In
IS to 14 iliiyo or monoj- rtifumlwl. Uie.
It's awfully hard for a crooked man
to keop In tho straight path.
Mr. AVlnslow'K 800 thins: Hyrnp.
l-'nrntithlrrn tncthliiu. flofn-nu tin) uiiriift. rtxlUGOU Id-
namuiiiUoa.sUajB pain, euros vvluilcollo. ittc a bottle,
When a woman has lior hair fixed
up oho Is half dressed.
Tlioio Tlnxl. Arliinir 1iiut. of Yiuirn
Hood Allnn'H I'Vot-lOuv. u nt your lniirulst's
Yrrllo A. S. Olmsted. Ja! ltojr,N. V.. for huniplo.
Sober second thoughts aro always
best for a toper.
tho same prico per package, but
Consult your own interests. Ask for
know you will never use any other.
I I fl H
Defiance Starch Cempany, Omaha, Ntb.
A TEARING TERRIBLE COUGH
bctpeuks impending peril. Conitant coughing irritates and inflames tho
luntM, inviting die ravnging attacks of deadly disease. Piio's Cute soothe
and heals the inflamed surfaces, clears the clogged nir parages and Mops
tho cough. Tho first doto will bring surprising relief, Piio's Cure haa
held tho confidence of people everywhere for half a century. No matter
how serious and olntinate the nature of your cold, or how many reme.
dies havo failed, you can bo convinced by a fair trial that ihc ideal re
I.. l. .lr. f. '
incuy tor iuui cobuiiiobs is
Will Gtop any cough that
ciin be slopped by any
medicine and cure counts
that csunot be cured by any
It 3s always the best
courjli cure. You cannot
afford to take chances on
any olhcr Kind.
KEMP'S BALSAM cures
cough!? colds, bronchitis
ffiip, asthma and consump
tion In filifit stuges.
It docs not contain alco
hol, opium, morphine, or
any other narcotic, poison
ous or harmful drug.
Wostcrn Canatto tho Pennant Winnw
"The Last Best Wist"
The government of
Canada now gives
ftfJ"iPVi to every actual set-
S VjOL l,cr ,G crc f
land free nnu an
additional 160 acres
nt $3.00 an acre. The 300,000 contented
American settlers making their honica in
Western Ctinmlu is the best evidence of
the superiority of that country. They aro
becoming rich, growing from 25 to 50
bushels wheat to the acre; 60 to 1 10 bush
vla oats and 45 to CO bushels barley, be
sides having splendid herds of cattle raised
on the prairie gross. Dairying is an im
The crop of 1908 still keeps Western Canada
In the lend. The world will soon look to It aa
Ha food-producer. ,
"Tho tliltitf vrhliih moU ImproKWHj u vro tho
liiiikMiltiHlit or tho country tliut In uvalluliln for
iiurlrulluml purioM)H." A'udimul JldiUnial
Low railway rnteii, troou bcIiooIb and churches,
markets convenient, priced tho hluhcat, climate
Ijuids urn for unlo hjr Hallway nint Lund Com
iinnluK, DoMTlptlvn imiiipliliitttiiml iinimwnt two.
l'ur rulhv.iy rutOH anil otlmr Information apply to
Hiiimrtnt'it(lmitor lniiiili;nilloii, Utlawu. Oanodu.or
IhunutliJilxotlOaimillun Uovunnuuul AguiiU
W. V. BENNETT,
801 Now York Life Dulldlu. Omaka, NtWatta.
Oluini'j and bcnutirtc ttw hale,
l'nmiilri ft luxuriant trrowth.
Uevor Fulls to Jtoetorc- amy
unir 10 ltu xouwnui voiar.
Curci clp lUntnttt t: lialr lAULng.
VA?S33k. from ttV.fi to 7fi on nil i
flf3w?f35b Honil for Iiivro Hut Number 5.
HwfldaiNMuili-liiir of all Iclrul.
" $JZ CtHfRAL TYPEWRITER KCHfKOE,
to ttio Iron.
If afflicted w
1 Thompson's fyeWattr
W. N. U., LINCOLN, NO. 52, 1908.
Nothing plcaues the eye bo much
as a well made, dainty
if properly laundered.
To (jot tho bent rcsulta
it is necessary to use
tho best laundry
gives that finish to tho
clothes that all ladies
desire and should ob
tain. It is the delight
of tho experienced
laundress. Once tried
they will use no other. It is pure and
is guaranteed not to injure tho most
delicate fabric. It is sold by tho
best grocera at ioc a. package. Each
package contains iO ounces. Other
starches, not nearly so good, sell at
they contain only i.s ounces of starch.
DEFIANCE STAUCK, set it, i