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'THE CONCORDIA SENTINEL
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'VOL. XXXIX VIDALIA, CONCORDIA PARISH, LA., SATURDAY JANUIAIRY 1, 1921 NO. 14
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The Old Year and
A SIaon for New Yamrs efe
REV. STH PAULSON
My ?lnmeM are In Thy hand-Psalm 11:.
of the dying year. Only a few
months ago a New Year wa
given unto us, fresh and pure from
God's great storehouse of time. It
has spent Its life upon the earth, and
its footprints will never be effaced.
The departing year has brought to us
God's numberless blessings; it has
seen many noble deeds done, and It
has seen progress in many depart
ments of life.
The passing of another year must
emphasise to every thoughtful person
the swift flight of time. Looking
backward over the past years of our
life they seem to shrink to the size
of beads strung around a child's neck.
Seeking an Image of man's career, the
prophet sees his days swifter than a
weaver's shuttle; his years swifter
than an arrow, curving as It rises to
its fall. What is man's life? he asks.
It is a cloud dissolving In the sun.
shine. It is a summer brook swollen
by sudden rains, but soon running out
and leaving the stones bare again.
It is a tale that is soon told.
These last days of the old year urge
as to husband well the time that is
still given us. To a shrub a year
means only a leafst to the vine, a clus
ter; to the tree, a new ring of wood.
But to a man a year means a large
pertion of his life which has been
used or wasted. Youth often unthink
Iagly.throws all responsibilities on the
years to come. To him everything
seems possible In the future. Then he
thinks to have time for education.
Then be will practice economy and
thrift, let the present be prodigal as
It may. The morrow will sufic for
the forming of habits and the building
of character. So dazzled by the fu
ture the youth allows the years to
slip through his bands, and the result
Is a man who is an intellectual Infant
and a moral feebling. As you pause
now and think over the past, you
must realize that the morrow holds
'no harvests which the laborers called
yesterdays did not sow and cultivate.
There was an ancient custom of put
ting an hourglass into the coffin -of
the dead to signify that their time
had run out-a useless notification to
them. Better put the hourglass into
the hand of every living man to show
his how swiftly the sands of life do
low. But, after all. time Is of value
eany as we make the best use of it.
We live In deeds; net years; in thoughts.
In feelings, not Ia figures on a dial.
We should count time by heart-thrsobs
Be most ives
Who thinks mst, teels the noblest, acts
The old year may bold our many
fIalur s, many disappointments, many
bitter regrets. The New Year holds
Sto as hope and prbmise. for my
tess are in Thy hand, 0 Lord. It
she·ld coofert as when we think of
the buevtty oe our years, to realise
by eeastrt the length of God's year.
We-hee but a short time to work.
aai It is well to remember that in
order that we Tsy be diligeant But
Ged e1 a uwble eternlty to which
to werk, Sa it is waR to rem hra
mt aa o ibthat we may ease tri
t sM ass aetlesee at the slew
- lss d :,.Mans amest s,
10ese A nt es emed f6.r1 a
sepe 4W uatsaer has Oq
Sýjra W1 & s..s.m.
For most of us the memory of the
past is a chamber of discontent. Let
therefore the old year bury from
sight its story of sin and sorrow and
failure. Let there be sincere repent
ance for the follies of the past, and
then let a new man step forth to meet
with hope and determination the glad
New Year which God desires shall be
a blessed year for every child of
earth. When God forgives. He for
gives utterly. He casts man's sins
"Into the depths of the sea." Why
then should memory thrust its hooked
polp Into the sea to dredge the bot
tom and bring up by the locks some
pale memory which God has plunged
into the ocean of forgetfulness? Man's
life is not in the past, but in the
days to come, for our times are in
And how many of us are waiting
for the opportunities of the coming
year? With how many of us is It the
unuttered hope that tomorrow may
be free from the sins.and the mis
takes of yesterday? I pray God that
for you it may be so. Your times are
in His hand, and let your Father
shape the new year for you; let Him
rule It, and strive with the help of
the Spirit to walk the way of His
commandmentp. "Forgetting the
things that are behind, let us press on
for the prize of the high calling in
The passing year also must remind
us that there will come a last year for
each one of us. Perhaps this coming
year is your last. Are you therefore
ready to see the curtain rise upon
eternity? Are you now ready to hear
the midnight cry, and to enter into
the marriage supper of the King's
Son? Our times are in God's hand,
and no man knoweth what day or
hour he may be called from his labor.
Though we live to be counted among
the oldest inhabitants we must depart
at last. Others have gone before us
and are going every day, and yet we
seem so eager to forget our own mor
tality. Nay, let us rather look for
-ward with anticipation, believing that
God will then give us a New Year
which shall be without sin and tears
rnnd sorrow and pain, where love shall
rule, and where happiness shall be
complete in the fullest service to our
The New Year bells will soon he
ringing. Do not fall to make some
personal preparations for its coming.
Make resolutions for the future on
the basis of lyour experience of the
pastl Ever. heart knows its own
needs, and its own weaknesses. Be
not discouraged by past faihrers. hut i
pray to God earnestly to help to fu
ture successes. Take this New Year
as a holy gift from a gracious Father
and begin to live it carefully and
pra.verfully. Do not strive to carry
th'e burdens of future months, hbut live
each day as if it were the last and
the best. In spite of all the ills which
we see in the world today, let us be
lieve that the New Year will be a
blessed year to all mankind, and let
each one of ts do our uttermost to
make it so. May God look upon us
all in mercy, and may He let this
Ring out old shapes of foul disease,
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old.
Ring ia the thousand years of pbace.
at tn t &Sat, umk L tr
luck of the cOur
i a vein of uperstitiousman
d V ice and all of us share n tdelu
without ts encircling reath of fancy
SBedecks New Years Day
thisVER since the dawn of time the
t. very lhappenguage. of New Year's day
n have nt En yptid to foretell the
d amidsluck of the coing months. For there
's is a vein of superstition in the human
re race, and all of us smokare n Its delu
g this first day of them al is ondrou mil
g ly bedecked. Not even Christmas Is
Amso ncient, Saxons and so world Germaenowned.
and it stands irst Ings, feastlore of
every lunguage. On Nthi w Year's day
t sail ancient Ed mpt, wherrilyn as et thise
w pyramids were unhivessel ftllre were
r grand processions and smokingce s. There
Srifices. In Sparta the washole celebrated
Shand the consecrat bowl ran of youths to all day
In tar ll ountries service.
Among the Saxons and old Germans
i were great rejoicingsommon eastngs anll
carousinr gras on this day, and the was
sail bowl passed merrily around. This
interewas a great vessel filled with ale,
"Whensugar, fruits nutmeg and spices. There
ear's enough for the whole community
and the great bowl ran freely all day.
In all countries there have been
charms and devotions peculiar to the
ae opening year, for a desire to peer into
the future s really th comon to s all,
no matter how we affect to deride the
idea. The Bible charm was one famil
Har to our grandfathers, and was used
by religious people even down to the
present generation. It is solemn and
interesthe morning and well worth recording.
"When the dock strikes 1earth," on New
Year's eve, pick up your Bibutle aneive
open it at random, and walking back
ward to a table, lay the book down,
hace open, upon it. Turn aeing ind three
times, take up the hook, read the verse
upon which your thumb falls. It will
tell your fate for the coming f ear.
For Instance, if it should he: "And
He will love thee and bless thee and
multiply thee," or "If I take the
wings of the morning and dweahell inttle the
uttermost parts of the earth,"e will we ex
pect a very pleasant year. But conceive
the horror of one fiwho shoughtd oen
to these aortls: "So he died, rman's luck" was
gathered to his fathers." or "In hei
he lifted up his eyes, being In tor
in Switzerland the mnatien borrows
her ther'coming yeadding ring, ties it with
a Englandr fralmostm he verwn head, then s
pends t jusfot over thise rim of a tea
cup, ail the while counting rapidlmen the
years of her own ane. Oi course the
hair-hgeng rins a wall tremap.les an olde knocks
against the cup, and each lints tte ta
counts one year before she will wed;s.
so she must count very fast, or a eft
shocked at the nmarver of tapste In
Norway the kind of fish caught on
the day foretells "fisherman's luck"
for the coming year. In rural New
England almost every locality has
some special charm of fortune-telling
of its own for this day of fate. The
Chinese have used cards for thou
sands of years, and the queerest thing
in the world Is a Chinese New Year's
card. It gives all the complImentary
titles of the owner, and is almost as I
large as a wall map. In olden times
it was the custom for tenants to give
New Year's gifts to their landlords.
and every loyal subject owed a gift
to his sovereign. We read how good
Queen Elisabeth was such a favrte I
that her gifts were marvels of taste
and extravagance. In o country we
give Pr=tta m on rbhtua day, but i
SPEAK GOOD WORD FOR PIE
Scientists Give Comfort to Those
Fond of Delicacy That Is Dis
Among the many varieties of food
that have ibeen attalcked on the score
of Indige*stihility, etc., pie stands
amolnllg tlhe fonrtniost. Lal'ten, 1 h'
tors. andli evevn plilosiioihers have
wvarlnls at lainst the popular pastilme
of pie eatiing.
('ake, the distanit pastry rtla tive., is
soimewhalit ltos likely to forml the sub
je'; o ofo!ijections frotri the liiysclologiC
criti. h tile ' ilt titui. is usual;Vy belong
to the iurnlllune-, 41 ir at Ia-.t receive
tolerant consideration. 'Thi,' proof of
thei puddint--and why no: also the
lpie--i' in the eatlig. A.cordingly, a
numbllier of ;lastro-enlterologits at the
Jef·tr' lson .lJedlic al cllrlct. , I'lil:d,.l
phia. reports thie Journmal of the A!imer
lean Jlteli'lnl Assoon;ltion. hol\t curame
i to the iii fil-it of 10 ; ,. aitl:lly die
tl'l'l ni ltl .!'* i' re, I l i<€' to it
atin! ianl'luiot foods in the lt althy
111 ,'i. ll ,t t.h .
l"1i ",*"( ,"~J .t, 'ri , r , :i; :lx",'i 3 t' in
i'-. ,' i o"its fli r jiji.. ' -, 'n ,rasa
ai\e rd of threet'; i.i :rill a il t1!o
mit <. Averaging the hitigest total
lihi l 'o . tltttes "wiere li t:iii i , f -or
l':, " fl' ! , for pies of Mi a;n for
r'I t. is ,no occasio, n to repirt here
the g ifictant dit iilctons b etween
cuvt I pie and of leon merlingue. for
rt . in their gastrti heha .tviir, hut
it t he adminittd th:it niin.e pie.
so i regardleil as an arch ofi'ender
of ( digestive tract, requtres a
rath long tAverginge (frotm est to tal
hotir v leave the stomach. The ad
diti :ice creoam to a piece of pie
a un , American comhination-does
not i ease the burden of the p tom
tach niy extent, and the conven
c tion' Iple pie and cheese likewise
gile: ionservatirely gooast repior. To
a ife irseons it may be a consolation
to : , thatr angel's food cake re
e main distinctly longer in the stom
V ach Ian did devil's food cake. Of
Scourh time of digestiblity (fr is not the
hsole o plete test of the dietary
Man and His Cosmetics.
Co "is now a man writer to a beau
ty I assrtment of an exchange who
conf es not only that he uses cns
mth b"'ut also states many other
tio ' te piame. hande been doing kewiset
for e s and are doing be a cmore and
mom 'ach year. But, he adds, men
are *'tter makeup artists and their
dolli : up is seldoma detected.
Nto k: only does this manf make this
ontain distinc freely, and indeed with
tracsime of pride, igestibility is not actual boasting
ut le.e believes ites the duty of oth
men and women to improve their looks
when possible with beauty enhancing
devices, and the girl he marries mus
be more broad-minded than his moth
er, who believes no girl has any ex
cuse for using paint and powder, or
for toaching up her hair and eyerowns.
Perhaps the man is only folingd but
if these things be so, the increased
election expenses cansed by allowing
women and women to vote will seem as nothing
compared to the increased expense of
deautifying humanity when men fol
low the lead of women. A committee
should he appointed to n histe this
statement and, if it is found true, a
movement for the conseration of coyebrows.
metics will be in order.-Pnly fooingttsburg
An entirely new kind of compass,
for tse on airplanes, is the invention
of a German named Baus erg. b It de
pends for its operation upseem as non the elec
trical resistance of selenium, which
varies with any change in the in
tensity of light falling upon It.t
The bowl of the compass contains
two electric bulbs, directly opposite
each other. which throw their rays
through' a lens whereby the rays tire
concentrated upon two selenium cells
motunted on a bridge extendting across
the top of the o howl.
The cimwiass may he mountedl on the
tall of the airplane, so as to ie at a
distance from all edisturking magnetic
influences, thie position of its needle
or pointer bieing made knuown to the
pilot bhy an electrically connected in
dicator in front of him.
Leather From Rabbit Skinsc
According to American Consul Nor
ton of Sydney, Australia, a secret
process, said to be unknown hitherto
to the tannery trade, has been dliscov
ered by an Australlan for making
leather from rabbit skins and recover
ing the fur as a by-product in felt
making. A company has been formed
in Sydney to turn this discovery to
practical use, having established
works capable of handling about 100,
000 skins a week. The leather has
already been utilized in Sydney in the
maniufacture of boot and shoe uppers,
hand bags, gloves and other articles
Great on Defense.
pOur defense is Sn," said a ifoot.
bahll coach during a game between his
mealter college and a larger rival,
"Bow about year oafneen he wre
"Dos't knewa. ave.t had the haR
htd" am loes aqnsd.-oter agml
If you want to sell your
1 Louisiana Plantation
And Make the R4ght Priue and Terme
Edgar W. Whittemore, st. Joseph, La.
e Can Sell it more quickly than you can sell it yourself, as
the only business he has is
Selling Louisiana Plantations
He Ivmo es bunam aintrusaed w bhi presat. careful and persiatat atmention; hs
Imany prospective land buyers; has had extensive expenence m land aeilim, and is a ver
e liberal advertiser. If mtersted se, phone or write hum.
You Can Not Do Bttr Than Buy Yet
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