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CHARLES E. STUMP, THE OLD TIME
FOR THE BROAD AX, STRUCK
CHICAGO AT THE BEGINNING OF
THE HOLIDAY SEASON, tyHERE
HE HAS HAD A ROYAL TIME
WHILE FEASTING ON TURKEY
CHICKEN AND GRAPE JUICE
Chicago. 111. Have you had a
Hera1 Christmas? Are you now
is for a Happy New Year? We
jest about to change years, and
japs when some of you read this
Scr 1921 will have passed into his
twJ with all of happiness, gladness
I sadness and some people who
1ftre here to see it in did not get to
jt out, and some of us who wel
e 1922 may not be here to tell it
I am always interestedln the watch
Prttmgs when people aim to be on
&0T knees to say good bye to the
Old Year and welcome the New Year.
Iten they can all sing "What a
jkppy New Year." It is nice to open
& year in the House of the Lord. I
iirt gathered the following lines,
ud J'ou d not mmd I will give
ilea to ou They are worth keep
I wish that there were some won
Called the Land of Beginning Again,
Where all our mistakes and all our
ndaSof our selfish grief,
QcMbc dropped like a shabby old
cat at the door,
.Aid never put onf again.
I msh we could come on it all un
aware. Lie a hunter who finds a lost trail;
I wish that the one whom our blind
ness had done
The greatest injustice of all
Could be at the gates like an old
friend that waits
For the comrades he's gladdest to
"We could find all the things we in
tended to do
Bnt forgot and remembered too
Like praises unspoken, little promises
And all of the thousands and one
Little duties neglected that might
have been perfected
The day for one less fortunate.
"It couldn't be possible not to be kind
Tn taeTana df Beginning Again,
And the ones we misjudged and the
ones whom we grudged
Their moments of victory here
Wonld find in the grasp of our loving
More than penitent lips could explain.
"For what has been hardest we'd
know has been best.
And what has seemed loss would, be
For there isn't a sting that will not
When we've freed it and laughed it
And I think that the laughter is most
what we've after,
In the Land of Beginning Again.
"So I wish that here were some won
Called the Land of Beginning Again,
Where all our mistakes and all our
And all of our poor selfish grief
Could be dropped like a shabby old
coat at the door
And never be put on again."
But we are in this world, and we
oust make good. I think I will turn
over mj new -leaf in my next letter.
But you will have to listen to me for
just a few minptes, and let us join
j0- singing praises to ,our God, even
n a strange land, a land where men
bave been cooked, where they have
been killed by lawless men who call
themselves the highest civilized men
the world has ever known, who
boast cf their superiority because of
the color of their skin, and the text
Bfe of their hair, but, poor ignor
amuses don't know that color or skin
don't constitute manhood. They just
Place themselves among the many
American damphules, and it seems
that we have many to look up in
America, and the devil will- have him
some fun when he gets his hand on
them, and I would just like to be the
fireman in hades just long enough to
start some of them to burning, and
then I would like to let the world
know that I am one more happy man.
But I want to bury all of the ills
of 1921 In an unknown grave and
must say to all the men who took
Part in the lynchings, that "I forgive
you and command your semis to God
for consignment to the bottomless pit
Madeira Thickly Populated.
No savage loneliness Is possible In
Madeira, for 'toe island Is exception
ally thickly populated for a territory
without a small town almost 500 to
the square mile. There is a popula
tion of 142263, Including many ne
eroes, who do all ,the pard work. The
dimate isdeligh'tfalVhen dust storms
tent blow across the ocean from Mo
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wherever that warm clime may be.
You are certainly going there. Mine
is not to revenge, but turn you over
to God. But they may not hear me
speak today, but the time will come
when they will hear my Father in
I am sorry that I will not be able
to tell you the exact number of miles
these feet bf mine have been on this
year, but I may do so in my next let
ter for just as soon as I get thru
writing this letter I am going some.
I will go to Cincinnati, up in. West
Virginia, Louisville, Nashville, Evans
ville, and back to Chicago, and all
before I can get through with this
letter. You must know that this is
going some. Then I am going to
take my flight to Texas, the land of
sugarand molasses. Would you like
to have some? Go down there and
some of them long horns will give
them to you.
I have been in touch with one of
our great educators but with others,
yet I must say a word about this one,
Dr. F. Jesse Peck, the president of
Western University, Quindaro, and
one of the best in the country. He is
a product of Hampton Institute,
StOrrer college, and Oberlin. He is
a man of much training, and I want
to congratulate the African Metho
dist Episcopal church and the state
ui xiansas ior naving sucn an abie-4
man at the head of their school, and
directing the shaping of the lives of
the future manhood and womanhood.
He is one more polished, refined, cul
tured Christian gentleman.
When he was selected by the Board
to take charge of the work, it was
way down at the heel, but now they
have there about 500 students, and
still they are applying for admission.
He is just the man for the place.
Back of this great man-making ma
chine the instittuion, is the great state
of Kansas. You know something
about Kansas, because this is the
state that furnished to the world John
Brown, the state that furnished Car
rie Nation, the state that believes in
every child being educated, that be
lieves that if it would remain great
it must produce great men and women
through great institution, and you
may put it down with Gov. Allen at
the head, things are going right there.
The state is not stingy when it
comes to making men and women,
when it comes to educating them.
That is indeed a beautiful campus,
fine buildings, and on the campus is
a statue of John Brown. This was
the heart of the late Bishop Grant,
and is loved by Bishop Parks.
Dr. Peck has a wonderful influence
in the institution, and he is using it
for good. Kansas is the home of Dr.
J. R. Ransom, a great man and a
great leader, the home of other
preachers and men of worth, and they
have some fules there too, but I have
not been able to meet them. In the
state I associate with culture and
thought, and I arn.some thinker my
self. Speaking of Bishops, they are going
to make some in the next general
conference, but just where it is going
to be, I am not prepared to tell you,
but I think it will be in Louisville,
Ky. It will be settled at the meeting
held in February in Montgomery,
Ala. AH plans are being laid for this
meeting, and Louisville is going after
it in good old Kentucky style. Dr.
A. J. Carey will head the committee
to extend the invitation. The Gov
ernor, the Mayor, and all other state
officials will join in inviting this great
body to come here, and we expect to
see some new bishops made, and Dr.
S. J. Johnson, of Texas made the
Secretary of Church Extension. He
is a strong man. Dr. R. S. Jenkins,
of Fort Worth or Dallas, will be the
next general secretary to succeed
Bishop William Decker Johnson, who
was just made a bishop. Dr. Jenkins
is a man who knows his business
when it comes to using the pen and
he will have his place by merit
But friends, let us turn our atten
tion to doing good. Attorney S.
Laing Williams has crossed over to
the other Land, the Great Beyond.
"Mars" Henry Wattcrson passed
over Jordan also. Some people have
died this year closing who never died
before. I believe that" there will be
manhood enough in Congress to pass
the Dyer bill; and you will see lynch
ing, mob violence and other ills con
signed q hades where they belong,
and a 'man will be a man and color
will have nothing' to do with it.
Charles. E. Stump.
Agate Gets Name From a River.
Acute, the predus stone, derives
it mime, according to Pliny, from the
Hirer Achatfes In Sicily, near which it
was first found.
Search That Is Never Long.
Trouble raid Unde 'Eben. Is
mighty obllgin', . Any time jou goes
lookin for It you's jrarty sure tofind
X Jookln' fos you." ''
THE BROAD AX,
BELIEFS OF. THE PEASANTS
Odd Christmas Superstitions Handed
Down From Pa Ages to the
HE peasantry of Europe
have had certain Christmas
roperstitions handed down
to them from Dast ares.
Jnst how far these simple
folk can be fooled is to be wondered.
If the light Is let go out on Christ
mas momjng, yOU will see spirits.
If you are born at sermon time
Christmas eve, some one in the house
will die within the year.
If you steal hay the night before
Christmas, and give the cattle some,
they will thrive and you will not be
caught In any future thefts.
If you eat a raw egg. fasting on
Christmas morn, you can carry heavy
weights. It Is unlucky to carry any
thing from the house on Christmas
morning until something has been
It is unlucky to give a neighbor a
live coal to kindle a fire with on
If the fire burns brightly on Christ
mas morning, It betokens prosperity
during the year; if It smolders, ad
versity. If a dog howls the night before
Christmas, It will go mad within the
If you steal anything at Christmas
without being caught, you can steal
safely for a year.
On Christmas eve thrash the gar
den with a flail, with only your shirt
on, and (he grass will grow well next
Tie wet straw-bands around the or
chard trees on Christmas eve and It
will make them fruitful.
On Christmas eve put a stone on
every -tree, and they will bear the
Beat the trees oi Christmas night,
and they will bear the more
If after a Christmas dinner yon
shake out the tabreoloth over the bare
ground under the open sky, crumb
wort will grow on the spot.
If on Christmas day or eve, you
hang a washcloth out on the hedge,
and then groom , the horses with it,
they will grow fat.
As often as the cock crows on
Christmas eve, the Quarter of corn
will be as dear.
If you burn elder on Christmas eve,
you will have revealed to you all the
witches and sorefrers of the neighbor
hood. SHOULD MAKE OTHERS HAPPY
Best Way to Celebrate Christmas It
to Do Something In Memory of
T SEEMS that when one
has grown a little old, the
best and the happiest way
to celebrate Christmas is to
to do somethinir for remem
brance in remembrance of one's own
childhood, for Christmas is really for
the children, after alL
It is for children more than for oth
ers because it is a day that commem
orates the birth of a child that won
drous Christ child that was born in a
manger of a stable In the little town
of Bethlehem 2,000 years ago.
Now, there will be scarcely a child
In all the world who will not await
the dawn of Christmas morning with
a wondering soul. It is the dawn of
that day when the morning stars sang
together, and when peace on earth
and good will toward men were pro
claimed from .the high heavens. But,
there will be many a child to whom
Christmas will not bring Its dearly
The children of the rich will not
be disappointed, nor will the children
of the very poor be disappointed. It
Is the child who has not rich or well-to-do
folks, but who, at the same time.
Is not subject for charity, who will be
unhappy when Christmas comes.
And It is tills child that you should
seek out and make happy for remem
brances. You see. It is a fact that we can
make a happy Christmas for ourselves
only by making some one else happy.
Do not think that you can make a
happy Christmas for yourself any oth
er way, because you cannot do so.
Try the way bete pointed out The
child is easily found, and when you
have found that one and havemade It
happy, the very angels of God will
envy you the gladnessTifat you will
Devil's Food Cake.
Beat to a cream five level table
spoonfuls of butter and one cupful and
a quarter of sugar. Add 3 squares
of unmdtea chocolate, three unbeaten
r. nri nno teasDOonful of vanilla
and beat together until smooth. Sift ,
3 level teaspoonfuis or Dating pow
der with one-half cupful of flour and
stir in with the butter, sugar and egg
mixture. Then add alternatdy milk
and flour until you have used three
auarters of a cupful of milk and one
cupful of sifted pastry flour. Beat
smooth and bake in a loaf In a mod
erate oven. Pastry flour Is always bet
ter for cake than bread flour.
After Santa Has Filled to O'er-
the stockings' of each girl and boy,
with trumpets and horns made for
blowing, and every known kind of a
toy I Irish tliat he'd buy me a pres
ent a gt that no other could match,
that would make me feel Jolly and
pleasant some woolens that never
Sleeps 6.000 Days.
i wnrf gratlstJdan estimate that
at the age of fifty years the
nan lias slept 6.WJU oays. worcu ,
.j cm amused himself 4,000,
spent L500 eating, and has been 111
CHICAGO, ILL, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 192L
YULETIDE IN THE -COUNTRY
Christmas Day In the Old Farm Heme
'Recalls Fond and Pleasant
HRISTMAS in the country.
Christmas day In the old
farm home. What pleasant
memories It recalls to some
of us, and what good times
it will mean for many of "us this year.
There Is really no place like the farm
home for Christmas good times and
Jollity and good cheer. Here, It any
where, prosperity and plenty abound,
and In family gatherings and in neigh
borhood reunions, with an abundance
of the fruits of our labor with which
to spread our bountiful boards, old
friendships may be renewed, new ones
made, and even the stranger within
our gates may be added to the list.
At Christmas time we may put into
practice the real principles of neigh
boring. Living dose together does not
always make neighbors. Speaking ac
quaintances are not always neighbors.
To be real neighbors we must have
the spirit of nelghborllness in our
hearts which prompts us to get to
gether once In awhile, to gather
around a well-laden table and feast,
and visit, and laugh and Joke and have
a rousing good time. To love our
neighbor as we do ourself, we bave to
know him pretty well, and there Is
nothing like these neighborly reunions
as a means of getting acquainted.
It may be that some of us will have
to do a little mental and spiritual
housedeanlng before Christmas day
4awns. We shall have to rid ourselves
of all the old rubbish of grudges, dis
likes. Jealousies and 111 feelings which
we will find pigeon-holed away when
we begin to overhaul the accumula
tion o the years. You will have to
throw all this Into the discard before
you can get Into the real Christmas
spirit, because the two will not mix.
If you have wronged your neighbor in
any way, Christmas Is a good time to
make reparation. And if you feel that
you have been wronged, why. Just for
get It, and the Christmas spirit and
the Christmas "get-together" will do
the rest Christmas should be a time
of peace and good will to all mankind,
and not to a few favored friends. It
Should be a time of reviving old as
sociations, of renewing old friend
ships, and of making new friends, and
the peace and good will, the nelgh
borllness and good fellowship thus re
vived should not be allowed to die out
as the yule fires cease to burn, but
should flow out In a plenteous stream
to enrich our lives through all the
days of the coming year.
A Christmas Sermon
fPfO BE honest, to be kind
QL to earn a little and spend
a little less, to make upon
the whole a family happier for
his presence, to renounce when
that shall be necessary and not
be embittered, to keep a few
friends but those without capitu
lation above all, on the same
grim condition, to keep friends
with himself here Is a tasx ror
all that a man has of fortitude
and delicacy. He has an ambi
tious soul who would ask more;
he has a hopeful spirit who
should look on such an enter
prise to be successful. There Is
Indeed one element In human
destiny that not blindness Itself
can controvert; whatever else
we are Intended to do, we are
not Intended to succeed ; failure
is the fate allotted. It Is so In
every art and study, it is so
above all the continent art or
Ilvinr well. Here Is a pleasant
thought for the year's end or
for the end of life, only seu
decention will be satisfied, and
there need be no despair for the
despairer. Robert Louis Steven
son. Where Millions Are Interred.
The Roman catacombs arc 580 miles
In extent, and it Is estimated that
something like 15,000,000 dead are
Unknown to Forefathers.
Many of the fruits and vegetables
now eaten were almost unknown to our
forefathers. Not until Henry VIH's
time were raspberries, strawberries or
cherries grown In England.
Solved at Last.
At a wedding the 'bride weeps be
cause it's her own. and her friends
weep because It Isn't theirs. Boston
Rule for Sales.
Don't trj to sell anything unless
you are fint sold on it yourself.
Forbes Magazine IS. Y.)
Friend, Where Art Thou?
Our best friends are those who re
mind us of the smart things we bave
said. Chicago Daily News.
Truth Will Prevail.
Whatever instances can be quoted
of unpunished thefts, tor at a He
which somebody credited to the harm
of another. Justice must prevail at
last, for It Is the privilege of truth
to soake Itself believed.
Chess Known In Europe Before 1601.
In 1001 St. Peter Damian wrote a
letter to Pope Alexander, bitterly com
plaining that a certain bishop was
wasting his time playing chess instead
of attending to the-affairs of the dio
cese. This proves that the game was
known in Europe before the year
given. The Spaniards are supposed
to have been the first European na
tion to grow enthusiastic over It They
probably learned it from their Moor
CHRISTMAS BAN IN 1643
Yuletlde Observance Was Not Per
mltted by Edict of "Roundhead
Parliament" In England.
N THE northern part of
Europe the andent people
kindled great fires to their
gods, Odin and Thor, and
sacrifices of men and cattle
were made. The andent Goths and
Saxons termed this festival or feast
Tale,' and we still use the word
"Yuletide" in our day. Among the
Teutons this holiday season was cele
brated by decorating giant fir trees.
The decorations consisted of lights,
nuts, balls, golden apples ana animais.
These were to symbolize flashes of
lightning, moon, stars and sun, while
the animals represented sacrifices.
Christmas was not among the early
festivals of the church. We find the
first evidence of the feast from Egypt,
according to the historians ' of the
church, and December 25 was not the
day on which It was universally cele
brated. It was not until the Fourth
or Fifth centuries that the celebration
of the festival on this day spread to
the East. The Nativity was cele
brated December 25 at Rome before
854, and at Constantinople, not prior
As paganism began to be supplanted
by Christianity, many of the old ens'
toms were taken and handed down
through the generations. In the Anglo
Saxon days of King Alfred the holi
day season began December 16 and
dosed January 6. When Puritanism
arose In England the fate of Christ
mas was threatened for a tune, and
even extended to this country, since
the Puritans brought along with them
to New England a feeling against the
celebration of Christmas.
In 1643 the "Roundhead parlia
ment" In England put a ban on the
observance of Christmas. The court
of Massachusetts In 1659 followed
England's example and Christmas was
put under a ban there. With the
restoration of the English royalty the
restoration of Christmas was brought
about, and Massachusetts again fol
lowed England's example and In 1661
the ban was lifted. From this time
on Christmas has remained, and Is
now celebrated throughout the entire
A Christmas "Suppose"
B would not change the
Tint ciimwvM all the
K grown-up people were to say to
fl one another: "This year, in
stead of my giving you a pres
ent and your giving me a pres
ent, let us club together and
give our present to some poor
child who will not have any
Christmas. There are hundreds
of them somewhere. Or, If we
do not know of such a child, let
us give our present to a hospital
vi tor cnuuren, a uuuie ii tvi is
V children, for incurables, for the ft
M ed." This to be. of course. In
il addition to what we usually give
S to charities at this season. Why
K could we not try this as an ex-
J5 neriment and see what the re-
ii suit would be? Christian Reg- tl
Russia's Christmas Comes Late.
In Russia Christmas occurs 13 days
after our own. Perhaps one of the
most interesting customs of the season
is the Russian Christmas feast, for
old and young alike, for which they
dress themselves In various masquerad
ing costumes and visit house after
house, accepting the hospitality of
thdr neighbors. The Christmas sea
son Is also notable for the fact that
the young girls try to find out whether
they will be married during the ensu
ing year or not. Some of them at
twelve o'dock on Christmas Eve, se
cretly go out Into the street and ask
the first man they meet what his name
Is. Whatever name he gives will be
that borne by their future husbands
such Is the belief. Some of the girls
are very much disappointed when the
name Is not a ulce one, or when the
man, as he will sometimes, calls him
self Satan or something similar.
A small boy was given a dime by
his mother to put in the plate at his
Sunday school. When he returned In
time for tea, he was eating rapidly
out of a bag of sweets. "Where on
earth did you get the money to buy
sweets with?" asked his mother. "You
gave me a dime." said he. "But that
was for your Sunday school, and be
sides" "Oh, that's all right, moth
er." he Interrupted, "I met the clergy
man at the door, so I got In free."
At a British church congress in Lon
don a speaker made reference to
Peter MacKenzie, who was so noted
and popular an evangelist among the
Wesleyans some years ago. He was
famous for his pulpit humor, and on
one occasion said of a man with a very
wide mouth, "I should think a man
with a mouth like that could sing a
duet all by himself."
The King James translation of the
Bible does not show In any way that
there Is poetry of very Intricate struc
ture In the Scriptures. The books of
Psalms, Proverbs, Ecdeslastes, Eo
desiastlcnsT' Song of Songs, and parts
of others are composed of poems, and
are printed In The Modern Reader's
Bible," edited by Prof. B. G. Moul
ton, In conventional verse form.
Oil Substitute Found.
A linseed nil substitute made froa
Batlve raw materials has been Invented
0L0 AND NEW CHRISTMAS DAY
Nobody Has Been Able to Decide
Whether. January 6 or December
25 It Correct Date.
HRISTMAS day seems wed
ded to December 25. A
summer or a springtime
ChristmaSy with no holly.
no mistletoe, no frost, no
snow, would not be the real thing at
all, observes London Answers.
The majority of our beautiful Christ
mas carols, too, redolent as they are
of the winter "Sung Amid the Win
ter's Snow" would be hopelessly In
congruous. Emigrants to Australia
from the mother country have con
fessed that It has taken them many
years before they could get In any
way used to what Is practically a mid
Yet December 25 is merely an ac
commodation date for the birthday of
Christ Christmas day. The year, too.
Is wrong. Most people would take It
for granted that Christ was born In
A. D. 1 literally, of course, the year
of pur Lord, No. 1.
But our chronology Is four years
out. This should be 1925 and not 1921,
because Christmas day could not, on
Indisputable historical testimony, have
been later than February B. C. 41
That settles the year of the first
Christmas, but all attempts to fix the
actual day and month of Christmas
And, as regards the present date,
Christmas, like Easter, took some cen
turies before a settlement was arrived
at. In the first centuries of Chris
tianity several Important Eastern
churches observed January 6 as
Christmas day. The Armenian Chris
tians do so still.
Gradually, however, uniformity was
attained, but not before the Fifth cen
tury. In that connection It must be re
membered that for quite a long period
this country was divided on the ques
tion of Christmas. Some people per
sisted In observing "old" Christmas
But all will agree that December
25, even If It Is not the actual date of
Christ's birth. Is a happy choice.
Our present-day Christmas, festival
and holiday, breaks the long winter,
and what better time could there be
for family reunions? The cold and
unpleasantness outside make it all the
more agreeable to keep warm and
snug Inside. It keep us together In
THE CHRISTMAS TREE CUSTOM
Use of the Young Evergreens I Re
garded More as a Matter of Senti
ment, Not of Economic.
VERY year some mathemat
ical calculator figures out
that this country would be
several billions richer If, as
a nation, we aDousneu me
good, old custom of the Christmas
tree. Yes, In actual dollars and cents
valuation of our natural resources the
United States probably would be more
wealthy for the continued growth of
the evergreens. However, we believe
no better return ever came from trees
than the true Joy which all mankind
gets from Christmas trees at this the
greatest of all holiday seasons.
Nearly 5,000.000 young evergreens
go upon the Christmas-tree market
each year. 1,500,000 In New York and
the New England states alone, and It
Is an easy matter for an enthusiast
who Is quick with the pencil to figure
up the waste In our natural resources
by the annual loss of this embryo tim
ber. The economic consideration is
not entirely Indefensible, for in the
Northeastern states particularly a big
proportion of the trees come from pas
ture land or that which would be
cleared In the ordinary course of Im
provement. Later, these trees would
be cut anyway. Of course, wholesale
destruction over watershed areas
should be discouraged as In any for
estry activity, but It must be remem
bered that the Christmas-tree custom
Is one of sentiment, not of economics.
Cutting Window Glass.
Window glass is blown In the shape
of long cylinders, which are cut open
along one side and then placed on a
stone In a hot furnace, where they
gradually flatten out Into a big sheet
of glass. Often the glass breaks dur
ing this process, or even explodes,
forming thousands of pieces, which
fly In all directions, sometimes en
dangering the workers.
Setting a Broken Nose.
When the nose Is broken It must
be set promptly or It will heal rap
Idly in a disfiguring position, writes
Doctor Jacques of Paris in Paris Med
ical. If it be left until the day fol
lowing the Injury It will have swollen
so much and secreted so much that
the bones can be set only under co
caine. If It be left for two days or
more It Is not only painful but diffi
cult to set
Famous American Oaks.
Besides the South Carolina oak
three other famous oaks have been
named for the Hall of Fame. One Is
In New Jersey, one In New Orleans
and the' third In Massachusetts. The
last named Is known as the Indian
War oak. It Is In Grafton. Masa,
a place which figured prominently
during the early wars against the
Caesar Coins Discovered.
Two Roman coins, bearing the effigy
of Julius Caesar, have been found1 at
the height of 9J0OO feet on a Swiss
Jed Tunkins says yon bave to watch
t&e man who is always telling you
not to worry. He may be trying to
But something over on you.
WITH THE CHRISTMAS PLANTS
Trees and Flowers Are Believed te
Owe Peculiarities to Connection
HE legend of the Glaston
bury Thorn is that after the
death of Jesus, Joseph' of
Arioathea came over to
England. Shortly before
Christmas, he rested oa the summit
of Weary-all hill, Glastonbury. There
he thrust Into the ground bis staff,
and on Christmas eve it was found to
be covered with white blossoms. The
bush Is said to bave continued bloom
ing thus each Christmas eve until dur
ing the dvll wars, when It was cut
down. Cuttings from the original
thorn are said to bloom In this same
wonderful way even yet
The SUIdan children put penny
royal in their cots on Christmas eveT
believing that at the exact hour and
minute when Jesus was born it will
There Is a cherished legend in the
East that the Rose of Jericho first
blossomed at the birth of Jesus, doeed
at the crudflxlon, and opened again
at Easter, from which comes its name
of Resurrection flower.
Many plants, trees and flowers are
bdleved to owe their peculiarities to
their connection with the Mrth or the
childhood of Jesus. "The Star of
Bethlehem" Is so called because its
white starlike flowers resemble the
pictures of the Star of the East.
"Our Lady's Bedstraw" received Its
name because It was believed that the
manger In which the Babe lay was
filled with this plant
An old account tells the story In
this manner: "The broom and the
chick-peas began to rustle and crackle,
and by this noise betrayed the fugi
tives. The flax bristled up. Happily
for her, Mary was near a Juniper; the
hospitable tree opened its branches as
arms and Inclosed the Virgin and the
Child within their folds, affording
them a secure hiding place. Then the
Virgin uttered a malediction against
the brooms and the chick-peas, and
ever since that day they have always
rustled and crackled. But later the
Virgin pardoned the flax its weakness
and gave the Juniper her blessing."
which Is said to account for the use
of the Juniper as Christmas decora
tions In some countries.
4tfHIS well-known and great
(ly loved Christmas hymn
was used at Benediction
at Christmastlde In France and
England since the dose of the
Eighteenth century. It was sung
at the Portuguese legation in
London as early as 1797. The
most popular musical setting
was ascribed by Vincent Norel
Io, organist there, to John Bead
ing, who was organist at Wla
chester cathedral from 16781,
and later at Winchester college.
The hymn Itself has been a
trlbuted to St Booaventure, but
Is not found among bis works.
It Is probably of French or Ger
man authorship. It Invites all
the faithful to come to Bethle
hem to worship the new-born
Savior. Catholic Encydopedla.
Have your butcher prepare the pbj
for roasting and lay him in cold water
for fifteen minutes. Dry him Inside
and out with a soft doth. Make a
stuffing of bread crumbs, seasoned to
taste with salt, pepper, parsley, sweet
marjoram and thyme; moisten with
butter, and work Into the dressing two
beaten eggs. Stuff the pig so that ha
will hold his original size and shape,
and after sewing him up bend his fore
legs backward and his hind legs for
ward under him. Skewer or tie him
in this attitude and after dredging him
well with flour put him, with" a little
water. In a covered roaster. Roast for
an hour and a half before removing
the cover, then rub him well with but
ter, baste him with the gravy 'in the
pan and roast half an hour longer,
basting twice during thatrtime. Apple
sauce should be served with, him, a
lemon should be In his mouth, cran
berries In bis eye sockets. The Delin
eator. One Thing He Overlooks.
Jud Tunkins says a man who is too
busy chasin' the spotlight never stops
to look around and see the long, black
shadow he's castin behind him.
Four CcpJes of Mzgna Charta
Then- site four --pies ofc Magna
Chnfta "till in esste ce. The best
copy i In tli x si'ln of Lincoln
Asiatic Buffalo Valuable.
The A!atle bt'JTalo ! a very valu
able animal it irl k containing three
and n balf time a much butierfat as
that of the row.
"Sometimes." said Uncle Eben, "d
guest of honor at u party don't suc
ceed In lookhi near ax important as
de floor mi'unger." I
A warm friend, Roger, is one wb
will let you borrow bis coidcaskr
Boston Transcript .
Superior and Ireland Same Size.
Lake Superior, the Victoria- Kyanab
and Ireland are about the same aim.
Where Squareness Counts.
A country Is not made great by the
pumber of square miles It 'contains,
but by the number of square people
It contains. Dayton News.