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The Syrian New Year
RKrf5f3LL the Christian! of New
WW5kS Vork do not observe
Christmas a time tor
Santa Claus. The Sy
rians, for Instance, who
live In the loner end of
Island, In Washington
ftreet, from the Mattery up to Albany
street, have an old custom of giving
fbeir presents on New Year's day.
Then there also Is a difference In the
planner of gl-'ng. The Syrian chil
dren do not uang up their stockings.
Neither do the parents disguise them
elves as Santa Claus. On the con
trry. The Syrian child Invariably
knows who Is going to be his Santa
ClauB, and consequently Is treated to
fo extraordinary surprise. There Is
pne thing, however, ot which he re
frains in Ignorance, end that Is the
Mature of the present he will receive.
. The child picks ou whosoever he
hinks will treat him best In case .he
succeeds In meeting and greeting him
it the proper time on New Year's day.
Then comes a long vigil for midnight,
is the custom so prescribes It that the
me wno offers the first greeting at
iie beginning of the new year shall
receive a fitting reward from the one
greeted. A good wish for success and
prosperity in the first hour of New
tear's day Is hold by the Syrians to
ugtir well for the following twelve
month, and the one who first wishes
good prospects is entitled to a reward.
Custom prescribes that at the time
Of this New Year's greeting whatever
the one greeted happens to hold in his
(land becomes the property of the oth
r The one who receives the greet-
ng is supposed to oe so pleased with
t that, acting upon the happy impulse
of the moment, he hesitates not to re
quite his greeter with whatever he
first can lay bold on. Tbls latter cus
tom originated In feudal times, when
the Emir was omnlpitent In his pro
vince and his followers depended for
their sustenance upon his gifts and
what ) allowed them of the plunders
Of course you can't nowadays sur-
Che Conflict of tfte Yean
Br KENNEDY SEATON
"TTHE year ii dying.
tlL The battl bravely (ought It o'er
The aged warrior wounded to tti death
With Timet fell arrow silently awaits
Tris moment of relemje with laboured
The luiied of the long-contested fight.
Or vict'ry, or defeat, or welcomed trace.
The unborn yean shall certainly declare,
And turn each well-aimed blow to gain
na uae. Ej
The warrier, dying, curtained by the night, rj
Sect not or knows the gain that it to be, H
out diet in raith that right will turely win.
And o'er the world will rule eternally.
The year it dawning.
The young recruit takes up the unsheathed
I li. .mJ Mi, ... A..U. mlA .
H And buckling on hit armour, newly bright.
tuayt mm torth to venturet yet untried.
Alluring dreamt beguile hit onward ttepi,
And ritiont bright o( vict'riet to be won :
J He ieelt upon hit brow the laurel crown,
And heart alar the coveted "well done "
No thought of failure man the bUuful j
No craven fear unnervet the heart of
Great taAt await him, and with faith at f J
great, , M
other day and the Chinese and Japan
ese still another, but whenever the
day falls, according to their special
calendar, there Is always a very Im
portant celebration of It
The Druids, who were the priests
of England before the Christian relig
ion was taken into Great Britain,
also celebrated New Year's day.
They were very Interesting and very
strange people, these Druids, and,
according to what one reads about
hem In history, one always Imagines
"l no T-irng beautiful white
robes and having tall, magnificent fig
ure and flowing white beards and
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.m ull fs . ft&M
prise . any Syrian early New Year's
day fooling with a costly article. Ha
can be depended on as knowing bet
ter, for either be would have to make
gift ot It to the one who first greet
ed him. or else he branded as a miser.
Wise Syrians carry candy to band to
tbe children' who greet tbem.
New Year's Day
in the Long Ago
fTrcjjygjfjONO years ago the people
Hbi-! different places In the
world were very mucn
Interested In New Year's
dav. iuat as we are. and
ihey did many things In bonor ot
the day, exactly as we do. They
feasted and decorated their bouses
and churches, and at 12 o'clock they
vere very particular to show In some
way that they were rejoicing that an
other year had begun.
Not all of these people celebrated
New Year's on the same day. The an
cient Romans used to have their New
Year's day In March; then they
changed to January, and a large part
ot the rest ot the , world followed
tbem. 1 The Jewish people have an-
balr. At any rate, they always wore
white robes on New Year's day, for
that was the day wher they cut down
the sacred mistletoe.
For ' the Druids didn't think that
mistletoe was only r pretty green
vine. They believed It to be a mi
raculous growth bleb would pre
vent people from being harmed by
poisonous food or drink.
On that day a particularly large,
hantlsome Druid. with glistening
white beard and balr and rather cold
gray eyes DrulJs always bad cold
gray eyes we believe and clothed
most beautifully In white, would
climb the oak tree on which the mis
tletoe grew and cut It down with a
golden sickle. He wouldn't take It In
his hand, because they didn't con
sider that respectful enough to the
sacred mistletoe, which could do such
wonderful things. Instead he would
catch It In a pure white cloth and
climb carefully down the tree with
It. After this an altar would be erect
ed and white bulls sacrificed and
prayers offered. Then the Druldlcal
community felt that for the following
year tbey would have all the good
You see In those days New Year's
celebrations were very serious things,
and all ot the ceremonies attending
them were religious.
LEAVES BRACELET TO QUEEN
In Order to Prove That Stories About
Her Were Untrue Woman Gives
Jewel to Alexandra.
It used to bo a source of the bitter
est pain to Consuelo Duchess ot Man
chester to know that certain portions
pf the press used to make unkind In
sinuations regarding the great friend
ship between ber and the king. She
was a keenly sensitive woman, but
burnlngly curious, and would know
all that was said about ber In the
press or elsewhere If she could. With
lunfalllng regularity she subscribed to
numbers of press-cutting agencies
here, on the continent and In Amer
ica. She was wont to remark:
1 "There are people who won't be
lieve until I am dead that there is
pot ojie vestige of truth In the horrid
thing they say of my friendship with
King Edward. I mean yet to prove
what a calumny It all Is."
Her way of proving it was In the
gift of the superb bracelet she left
Ctueen Alexandra. It wss only couple
(t lairs ago she decided to present t
this to ber majesty, the Idea
having been suggested unconsciously
by Queen Alexandra herself, who is
passionately fond ot rubles.
"Keally, duchess," she said, "1 nev
er have seen so lovely a ruby as that
In your bracelet"
There and then the duchess wished
to give tbe Jewel to the queen, but
her majesty would not bear of such a
"I should feel as if I had asked for
It." she said. '
"Well, then," replied the duchess,
"I shall leave It to you In my will."
Neither thought at tbe time bow
very soon tbe promise was to be ful
"Ah, you flatterer!" she said, with a
"Do you really think I am a flatter
err he asked.
"Ot course," she replied, with a be
"Well, since yon are not to be fooled.
I suppose I may as well admit It"
Then sbe angrily got up and left
Blood That Maketh an
By PASTOR RUSSELL
of Brooklyn Tabi..acle
TEXT-The life of the flesh Is In the
blood; and I have given it to you upon
the altnr to make nn atnnpment for your
aouls; for It la the blood that maketh an
atonement Leviticus XVII, 2.
Ours Is a day in which, more than
ever before, the statement of our text
is disputed dlBbelleved by Jews,
Gentiles and Christians. The great
Christian author, St. Paul, agrees ex
actly with the words of Moses In our
text, saying: "Without the shedding
of blood there is no remission of sins"
(Hebrews 9:22). The orthodox Jew
and the orthodox Christian, therefore,
are In substantial agreement as to the
foundation of things and the unortho
dox are in agreement of opposition.
The latter agree that there Is no ne
cessity for sin atonement that the
later thought of all the wise men ot
the earth, the greatest ministers and
rabbis, la that there Is no such thing
ns original sin; henre could be no
such thing as necessity for canceling
It of making nn atonement or satis
faction to Justice on behalf of It.
All the worldly wise of Christen
dom have reached the point of repu
diating the testimony of the Old Tes
tament and the New respecting the
need of a sacrificial death for the sat
isfaction of divine Justice, the cancel
lation of sin and the restitution of
the sinner to divine favor. The claim
of the so-called new theologlsts repu
diates the fall, repudiates the ransom
and repudiates a restitution to all that
was lost claiming that nothing was
lost and all that we have Is gain.
Thus the world and Its wisdom know
not God and appreciate not his ar
rangement that, as death came upon
mankind through the sin of one man
(Adam), even so a restitution to life
should come to all men through
Christ that "as all in Adam die, even
so all In Christ shall bo made alive."
These worldly wise cannot deny the
fact that there Is sin In the world and
that thire Is death In the world and
that the tendency of all sin Is toward
death. They cannot deny that death
is gaining a greater hold than ever
before upon our race. Insane asy
lums, prisons and reform schools show
that, notwithstanding our educational
facilities and wonderful achievements
under the enlightening Influences of
the new dispensation now dawning
nevertheless, the Insanity statistics
and the prison statistics and the phys
ical statistics show that, in spite of
everything, our race is becoming men
tally, morally and physically weaker
day by day. It is for them to explain
how these facts fit to their theory of
By the term Christian we refer to
those who intelligently believe the ex
planation of the Bible respecting sin,
that it is a violation of the divine law
and carries with It a penalty that
Father Adam was created as sinless
as are the angels and as perfect as
they, only on a little lower plane of
being. Obedience was required of him
ns the price of divine favor and ever
lasting life. Disobedience thrust him
from paradise Into the unprepared
earth to wrestle with the thorns and
thistles, where the decree, "Dying
thou shalt die," accomplished bis exe
cution. His race was In his loins and
naturally shared by heredity his weak
nesses and death penalty, so that the
entire race Is a dying race. But the
Creator was unwilling that Adam and
his children should die as brutes. God
did not revoke his decree of death nor
give any intimation that he had done
unjustly in condemning his creature.
Ho did, however, provide a way for
their relief. He provided that, as the
first man alone had sinned actually, so
ono Redeemer alone would be neces
sary ,for the race. And to him he of
fered a great reward, so that his sac
rifice for sins would work out to his
own advantage, as well as to the Bin
ner's. A part of the reward was the
high exaltation to the heavenly na
ture far above angels, and the gift
of the kingdom of earth necessary for
the overruling and subduing of the
spirit of rebellion In the world and for
the exaltation and uplifting from sin
and death conditions of all the willing
and obedient of Adam's entire race.
But why should God ' require the
death of a victim as a basis for the
forgiveness of the sins of Adam and
hla race? We reply that God's law
was intended to be an Illustration ot
the exactness of divine Justice. Jus
tice could not punish Adam nor his
children with everlasting torture or
any other of the horrible things we
once imagined. The severest penalty
of the divine law Is represented in our
common law, which, aa an extreme
penalty, requires the death of the
After the divine reconciliation
comes human reconciliation. The great
Messiah will not require sacrifices
of humanity, but, on the contrary, will
open the blind eyes and, cause the
knowledge of the grace ot God to
reach Adam and every member of his
race. Then all willing for reconcilia
tion will be helped by the great Medi
ator of the New Covenant and by Is
rael, his chosen people and earthly
representatives. Th8fbject to be ac
complished during Messiah's reign Is
the bringing to all the willing and
obedient the restitution which God has
promised restitution to all that was
lost. Ultimately Messiah will transfer
tbe allegiance of the whole world (per
fected by him) to Jehovah God, that
he may be all in all (I. Corinthians.
Sometime you muBt go away from
your surroundings and get a perspec
tive view of what lies about you In
order to see its real beauty.Rev. J.
O. Hayes, True Life. San Jose.
Turn which way we will, law con
trols and abides. Rev. George Bailey,
Tbe soul is known only by its er
ffct. Rev. Dr. Felix Adler, Thlcal
Culturl.t. New York City.
SOBRIETY IN GREAT BRITAIN
United Kingdom ' More Temperate
Now Than Ever Before, Says
The amount of beer and spirts con
Fumed in the United Kingdom during
1909 Is very much less than the
amount recorded for all preceding
years. In fact, Great Britain Is more
temperate now than Bhe has ever
been, declares Secretary George B.
Wilson of the United Kingdom Tem-.
pcrance Alliance. In his report, re
cently issued In the London press, he
estimates that the total expenditure on
all alcoholic liquor consumed In the
three kingdoms last year amounted to
155,162,485, as compared with 161,
0G0.482 In 19V.
There hAs therefore been a material
decrease of 5,897,997 during the past
On spirits the decrease was 4,800,
000, with a decrease In consumption
of 7,022,775 gallons. On bter the de
crease was 1,186,000 with a decrease
In consumption of 645,396 barrels. On
wines, on the other hand, there has
been an Increase of 93,000, with an
increase In consumption of 103,744 gal
lons. Hut, as the secretary's report points
out, tbe amount spent on drink as a
comparison, falls to picture the true
decrease in drinking. Owing to the
Increased taxes of 1909, the retail
price of all liquors advanced, and
hence if the prices of 1909 were the
same as the prices of 1908, the de
crease in the amount spent would be
double what It Is. If there had been
no increase in prices the actual reduc
tion on the total expenditure would
have been 11,147,997.
London press reports state unhesl
tatingly that the British people have
been growing more temperate of late
years, and claim that the cxperlenc"
of last year loaves no doubt that tax
ation Is one great Influence In reduo
Ing the consumption of liquor. It is
further added that "if this reduction
were to be progressively maintained
we would soon have no drink bill to
pay at all."
The Increased taxes applied on liq
uors by the budget have been a fac
tor of the recorded decrease in con
sumption, but It is probably not tbe
only potent factor, and it is contended
that a marked change In the social
habits of the people Is a feature since
the masses are being given opportuni
ties for developing other tastes. In
this education Is tbe great agent and
it is confidently stated that "the turn
of the tide synchronises with the com
ing of a full generation which has
been to school. The book is one of
the enemies of the bar. There are
others. Every park is an alternative,
every tram or cheap train, that takes
the worker out to the country in his
spare time, every Blum that disap
pears, and every livable bouse that
takes Its place. The empire of alco
hol rests not so much on Its own In
herent attractiveness ns upon the ab
sence of rival attractions. These
rivals are growing and before them
alcohol is slowly perhaps, but surely
retiring from public favor."
In a country which has so long
been burdened by the drink evil the
progress of reform Is slow, but there
Is progress recorded in Great Britain
as the above figures show. The drink
question is still one of the most im
portant social iii'obloius the nation has
to face, yet the recent constant de
cline in the consumption Is regarded
as extremely hopeful.
DRINK CAUSE OF INSANITY
Liquor Responsible for Nearly 60 Per
- Cent of Patients Admitted
Drink and hereditary Influence were
reported as the caue of Insanity In
42.3 per cent of the cases admitted
Into Ralnhlll asylum, In England, last
year, drink being responsible in 22.8
ot the cases, and a clear history of
hereditary taint in 19.5. These re
markable statistics are contained in
the annual reports of the county
asylum at Lancaster, Prestwlck,
Ralnhlll, Wittlngham and Winwlck.
On the subject of the causes and
the preventation of lunacy. Dr. Gig
glesworth, medical superintendent of
Ralnhlll, Is very outspoken. Refer
ring to tho 22.8 per cent, of admissions
for which drink was responsible, Dr.
Wigglesworth says the figure Is suf
ficiently large to Indicate clearly that
havoc which drink makes with the
nervous system, and adds: "If the
evil affected the Individual only It
would be bad enough, but unfortu
nately there Is reason to believe thtt
it Is often handed on to the offspring,
owing to the direct poisonous effect
upon the germ of the alcohol circulat
ing in the blood, and that not a little
of the terrible amount of norvous in
stability find degeneracy which we
see around us has Its origin In this
Regarding the 19.5 per cent of ad
missions In which there is a clear
history of hereditary taint, Dr. Wig
glesworth says that no doubt this fig
ure considerably understates the real
Influence of heredity, owing to the
difficulty experienced in getting reli
able accounts of the families of the
The Saloon Bar.
"A bar to heaven, a door to hell.
Whoever named It, named It well;
A bar to manliness and wealth,
A door to want and broken health;
A bar to honor, pride and fame,
A door to want ami arluf and sham,
' A bar to hope, a bar to prayer,
A door to darkness and dlapalr;
A bar to honored, useful life,
A door to brawling-, senseless strife;
A bar to all that's true and brave,
A door to every drunkard's (rave;
A bar to Joys that home Imparts.
A dour to tears and wlilng hearts;
A bar to heaven, a door to hell.
Whoever named It, named It well."
The church often fall at works
oecause the preacher la so anxious to
succeed In words.
Suaday Sckeol Letioa for Jan. 1, 1911
Specially Arranged lor Tnli Paper
LESSON TMXT-t Kings 12:1-24. Mem
ory nrifn, IS. 14.
OOMU5N TEXT-"Ile that walketh
with wine men shall be wine; but a com
panion of fools ahull be drntroyed."
TIMK The time of Solomon's death
and the division of the Kingdom, H. C.
PLACE rtehnbonm's capital wns at
Jerusalem. The Klsruptlon oi-ctirred at
Bhechem, which was the first capital of
ttie northern king-Join, and Oim metropolis
of Ephrulm. It wns 80 mllos dlrortly north
of Jerusalem, between Mounts Kbal nnd
Oeririlm. Kit wore located Incidents In
the lives of Abraham. Jacob, Joneph, and
Joshua. Close by, douhtloes as a part of
the larjfor town, were Jacob's w"ll end
Sychar where Jesus talkPd with the Sa
maritan woman. And there Is now the
seat of the Hnmnrilans. the smallest re
ligious sect In the world.
This lesson covers the Btory of Re
hoboam, and how he lost a kingdom.
It Is the story of a reckless, untrain
ed, conceited young man, and his com
ing into the roul business of his life.
He was the heir to a throne, and his
name means "Knlarger of the people,"
expressing the hope of his father for
his son. The son disappointed those
hopes, and became the "Dlminisher of
his people." Alus for such boys to
day! His father was Solomon. His moth
er Nautnah, a young heathen princess
of the kingdom of Amnion on the bor
der of the desert east of the Jordan.
She v.as one of many wlvee of so'.o
mon. Kehoboam seems to have been the
natural heir to the throne. Judab ac
cepted him. But as in the case of
Saul, David and Solomon, at least In
Jerusalem, the people bad a voice in
tho selection of their king. Accord
ingly the tribes were summoned to
meet at the old northern capital, She
chem, to confirm I he successor of Sol
omon. The northern tribes were de
termined to obtain a charter of rights
that would relieve them from their
burdens, as the price of their submis
sion. For Solomon had forced thqtn
to give their unpaid labor upon his
great buildings, and these free and
Independent Kphralmltes were re
minded of their ancestors' slavery in
Kg;pt. They were shrewd enough to
send for their brilliant sympathizer,
Jeroboam, whom Solomon had ban
ished to Egypt. They wire ready to
enforce their just demands.
Rehoboam, apparently attended by
a small force goes to confer with
them. Jeroboam is their spokesman.
Rehoboam answered the people
roughly. One of the most foolish
things he could do. "Rough words do
one of two things, they wound or they
And Israel saw that the king heark
ened not Josephus Bays that "they
were struck by his words as by an
.iron rod." What portion have we
in David? What have we of the north
ern tribes to do with David's son, Re
hoboam, or David's tribe, Judah? To
your tents, O Israel. Hack to your
homes and prepare for war.
Every young man has a kingdom in
his own soul. He may throw it away
half of It or all of It, in the eamo
way Rehoboam did, foolishly follow
ing his headstrong will. Or, he may
take the advice of wise men and the
lilble, and become monarch of all
the royal possibilities God has placed
in his lite.
One's character, already formed,
is a powerful factor In all emergen
cies of choice and decision. There Is
no time to prepare a new character.
Rehoboam had formed the habit of
taking bad advice when it fitted his
inclination, and so ho took It at his
On bis return to Jerusalem Reho
boam assembled an army of 180,000
men to compel the seceding tribes to
return. Hut a prophet forbade tbu
movement In the name of the Lord.
Rehoboam's goodness was hut tbe
early cloud and the morning dew. As
Boon as he was firmly established, he
returned to his old ways, and "forsook
tbe law of the Lord." The deteriora
tion of his character and bis king
dom waa Bymbollzed by the chango
from the shields of gold which Solo
mon had made for IiIb palace armory,
but which ShiBhak took away, and
which Rehoboam replaced by shields
This deterioration continued two
years, when God used another instru
mentality for making Rehoboam
good. In his fifth year Shlshak, the
Pharaoh of Egypt, camo up with
1,200 chariots, 60,000 horsemen, and
an uncounted number of common sol
diers. They captured the city of
Judah, devastated tho country, and
carried away tbe treasures Solomon
'.ad stored In the temple and In his
palace, und tbe golden shields In his
armory, Shlshak loft an Inscription
on tbe walls of Knrnak In Egypt, giv
ing an account of this Invasion. Tbe
prophet Shemaiah interpreted the
meaning of this calamity; and king
and princes bumbled themselves, con
fessed their sins, and promised to do
Tbe lxird therefore delivered them.
Rehoboam continued to reign; and
though bis kingdom was not destroy
ed, yet it was far from what It might
have been, tor "he did evil, because
he prepared not bis heart to seek the
God's principles are everlasting, but
the lorms of their application vary
wUh every variation of circum
stance. i As patriots, what Is there In our
"ouuliy, (bat we with to have go down
.he ages as a blent Irg? and what Is
here that we should give our whole
ou! to clinjiglug or blotting out?
Cure for Scratches,
Scratches are caused by exposure t
cold and wet, local irritation or low
condition, all ot which should be
voided If possible. In simple caaes
apply cloths wet with a weak solution
of sugar of lead and In winter cover
to keep out cold. "When cracks have
appeared, apply a similar lotion with
the addition of a few drops of carbolic
acid. In cane of discbarge or pus
tules, make a lotion of chlorido of vine
Instead of tbe lead; finoly powdered
charcoal muy be sprinkled (vor tLo
clotha, . -
THE NEWS OF
Kutztown. Ingenuity on the part
of Pittsburg capitalists Is shortly to
force attention to a new product
from the earth, which will be Inade
from what has for eentuilis been con
sidered a troublesome waste, it is
tire utilization of chipped and small
bits of slate coining fro, n quairies
In the Washington big bod slate re
Klons of Northampton County. Some
time ago Pittsburg men formed the
Washington Standard .Slate Company
with a capital of $ 1 imi.ihih, and took
over thirty-eight acres of what was
called wildcat property mar this
place. They will us" tiP waste in
molding an artificial stone.
Media.- Judgn Johnson henteiiced
Joseph I). Green, of Oak View, wlio
wan conyicud ol murder in 1 1. sec
ond de-tee lor kliootihg bis infant
son. Karl, to twenty years in prison
for that offense. Green plead niiilty
lo the charge of assaulting his wife
villi Intent to kill, he liavitiK shot
Ills wife at the same time he killed
t'.io cliild, and he was sentenced lo
five years I'oi that offense, nmkiiiK a
total of twenty-five yours. Even with
ood behavior he cannot be released
lor seventeen years, when he will be
t-ixty years of age.
Pottsvllle. W. S. Uuiterman, of
I'ort Carbon, a w ill-known newspa
perman, formerly owner of the Slia
mokiti "IMspatch" and Schuylkill pa
pers, has had a wonderful recovery
from blood poisoning, though the
su'eyons found it necessary to am
putate most of his toncue. Uuiter
man let the ailment, which started
from an ulcer, go until the eleventh
Reading. The case of Mrs. Kate
Edwards, under sentence of death in
the Reading Jail for the murder of
her husband, will be handed down
by Governor Stuart as a legacy to
Governor-elect Teller. Governor I'en
nypaeker never sot a date for the
execution after the Hoard of Par
dons declined to Interfere and Gov
ernor Stuart followed I'ennypacker's
C'oate8vllle. Raymond Hebalesko
met a horrible death by being drawn
through the opening In the bottom
of a gondola car and suffocated with
pulverized slag. 'The man had
crawled in the tar to ride over to
the Worth Brothers blast furnace,
and when the car arrived the men
below opened the bottom of the cat
to let the slag fall out.
Hamburg. The present scarcity
of apples in the rural districts is al
most phenomenal. This, in a meas
ure, is due to the decreased yield
because of the ravages of the San
lose scale, and the fact that those
who had surplus fruit sold it at fair
prices last fall, rather than suffer
loss through storage.
Caronia. As soon as the weather
permits work will be started on an
automobile and motorcycle track at
this place, which when completed will
be the finest automobile course in
Herka County. The new track will
be enclosed by a low fence and a
handsome front will be built at the
Reading. Nathan V. Qulnter, one
of the best-known residents of St.
Lawrence, died of lockjaw, the re
sult of crushing his hand by having
it caught between a telegraph pole
and a wagon about two weeks ago.
He was high constable and roadmas
ter of Exeter Township for many
years, and was in his C5th year.
Bethlehem. WiHIam Flnley and
his little brother had narrow escapes
from drowning In the Lehigh River.
The lads were standing on treacher
ous Ice and broke through. William
managed to reach firm ice, and then
heroically returned to his brother's
alii and after considerable difficulty
Reading. The 5 per cent. In
crease, granted at a conference in
Chicago between tho Stove Found
era' National Defenders' Association
and the Iron Molders' Union of North
America, will affect over 200 men
here and hundreds of others through
out the Schuylkill Valley.
Pottsvllle. Stlney Waspis, of
Minersvllle, was sentenced to eight
years at hard labor In jail for kill
ing his neighbor, Anthony Wasnock,
with a pocketknlfe. The evidence
showed that the dead man was the
aggressor, going to Waspis' home to
pick a quarrel.
Easton. Irwin 8. Uhler, a mem
ber of the Northamton County bar,
was found drowned In the bathtub at
his home. Mr. I'hler was a cripple
and Is supposed to have fallen Into
the tub while preparing to take a
Lancaster. Mrs. Mary Greer, the
oldest woman In Lancaster county,
celebrated her 96th birthday at the
homo of her daughter, Mrs. B. Frank
Aulthouse, in Hart Township. Mrs.
Greer has been a widow for fifty-six
Shamoktn. Mrs. Aaron Yoder
Numedia, an aged woman, was
stricken with apoplexy while smok
ing a pipe and burned to death.
York. Jacob Frutiger, of Red
Lion, dropped dead of heart trouble
while walking In the yard ot his
York. Wbllo coasting on a fiteep
hill near his home Earl Gable, 9
y ear-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris
Gable, waa fatally Injured, lie was
unable to steer clear of a wagon
loaded with stone and It passed over
bis hips and abdomen.
vby WILBUR D NCTPIT
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en -x 'fc
T'.,.-t-"-!i tots of thlncs IM like to saj
nli i'iT tl:e wonp-n'R fail?" to. lav.
Alien tiow th,.y today nr- thin and oo
t ! if iiinmiw fa t :
Hat Just when ptmi;, nt phrase 1 form,
Je-t v!a-n my thought arv pelting
It I'lipp.-tiM that I Ifink erun my new
The fanl'sh thine that wnmen d-i T real
ly oukIiI to r:'st. tliai'.H :ra.-:
The way they tiv to (ret to vote It
fiinnv. ns to that:
Hut Jhst when f take up niv p-n tt
urt'e about the nftise of men
My y.s wi'l wander till they see my
la w plush hat.
I know thM women nhvavs wear ft pile
"f nrtinVf.il hair
la HWlieu and roll ami ddnty puT and
huKe nnd mnnslrms rat.
tint ex I turn n paravr inh d .sii-ned to
leak.- the relet, r laiiijli
Cpnii the honk liefore me Ionian ny
new plush hat.
fii7.Ky-wiii-.xy thin' lndit. (ey!.(i to
mee' toy rrani il need.
- P.ut with the laek of lieaii'y of a drip-
p ii-.,'. half-drowned at :
Before I think that I sheuM try to pick
the mote f(,r s-.H'er's eye
I meditate a nmineiit on my nw plush
n olive erern a dainty preen -a cuts
and I'li'inlnif tint. I ween:
Flat whither ar- we driftltiic nnd what
are we drivlntf at?
I eive il up In sure dexpiir: I'll Jest no
more of women' weir.
Kltlee I Lave been tadueei to don a new
I'lllHll I lit.
Now Is the time to begin searching
yourself to decide what bad hnblts
you will abandon the first of the year
The trouble about good revolutions
Is that most of us want to make thero
for other peop'e. We have overwhelm
ing desires to better the world by
building spiritual additions to our
friends, or by adding intellectual ga
bles and conscientious side porches to
onr acquaintances. We have our der
ricks ready to hoist the beams from
th eyes of the rest of hivimuity In
stead of the motes in our own optics.
Also, good re; tiliit Iiiiih have been
permitted to degenerate Into a con
vcntiona.1 giving up of smoking, swe ll
ing, or drinking There are many
other things that may be given up by
those of us who neither smoke, swear
As a matter of fact, we are not ma
lting good resolutions; wo nre making
negative resolutions. If we would
say: "I will." Instead of "I won't," we
tniuht add unto ourselv-s good traits
which would crowd out Hie evil ones.
There must be a substitution. You've
got to get a cork leg for the one you
perform the surgery on.
If we should seek to add good to
ourselves we would not have so much
time to find sparable bad in others.
Epernay, the (enter of the chain
Phgne country, has erected a monu
ment In bonor of the founder ot its
ircsperlty, the Benedictine monk,
i Ann Perignou, 1638-1716, the Invent
r of tbe process for the manufac
ture of sparkling vines.
Ended tne Voyage.
The intrepid man lias bidden his
friends good by and has posed for his
photograph, has given out Interviews
and attended a farewell dinner to him
self on the eve of his starting for the)
north pole In an air ship of his own
Invention. a Next morning his neigh
bor Is astonished to tee him on the
front porch, as usual.
"Why," Eays the neighbor. "I
thought you were on your way to tb
"I expected to be," replies the In
trepid man, "but my wife told me last
night that Bhe would expect me to be
homo at 11 each night, as usual and
well thero you nre."
Holiday Terminal Facilities.
"I don't know what this Is for and
I don't know to whom to give It,"
say the lady, holding up a fancy
"Never mind whnt It's for; give It
to the preacher," suggests her hus
band, with a man's ready method ot
disposing of problems.
An Old Fogy.
"I'd like to have some stories frora
young KllngtnW," says the magaxlna
editor, "but he Is so old fogylBh."
"Old fogylsh? Why, I thought hla
plots were all modern."
"That may bo, but he stubbornly re
fuses to utilize the wireless telegraph
or an airship."
Men talis a hundn-4 dors, 'tla said.
When for tho north pole they explore
Hut now Here have w ever read
Thai they brine back a half a srora.
. "Ah," sighs tne enamored swain, aa
the titxlcab rolls smoothly and swiftly
on Its way, "It we might ride on thus
forever together! Would It not seein
heavenly to you?"
"It might be very nice." e'almlv re
sponds the beautiful creature. "Papa
owns a half lutereet in this tatica
.Most of us have given up the search
for a wun'HO who looks like the oau
pictured on magazine rovers.