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fW e atern Newsanper Union.
I came with Spac
We two sat here
As two twin King
Sit side by side a
While eons came
In ceaseless pass.
And all was still
-And black as mo<
Then age by age.
Whcame thg Spa
The tas here
Asnto ten romno
Sit sde byhie ar
in cselessm glass
And cka Tme
Then aes by a
Wile though thu
The OSdtarhee NI
OsAnds from oa
Through ae o i
A Snd g of Timee
'Till lastoMan cu
And gave to me
Old Father Time
I As close I glean
I walk the Earth
Yet ever sweep
Forever old, yet
I'd rest-but nor
Again I raise my
HER NEW YEAR RESOLVI
CwNE. UJP ANY TNNt'C
e, adhn i ad
s feua ih
, and eens went
e vond hnd ns cont,
-a miplona ear
-and from it fell,
-the first New Year.
tched them come and go,
it no more,
ew-like falling rain,
dist, and age cf storm,
me with gift of speech,
i, he calls me now,
with silent thread,
doomed to live,
e is here.
Glass and pour
a new, New Year.
MAKE TH ESE RESOLUTIONS.
I will take good care of my
I will have hiouse cleaning in
the house I live in.
I will not procrnstinate in in
sittutinug preparedness agalinst
-I will ke'ep clean inalde and
I ilavoid dirt.
I will cultivato goodl cheer.
, I will avoidl anger, hate andl
Reverle of the Old Year.
S Iu( lis4tenI ! Th'e old year l aspeaking
"Iliow st range a thing ls the ingrati
t ude of mann,'' he says in~ slow, f'altering
necets. "Mani is not satisfIed wlthu al
the benefits the year has bes9towet
Supon hin, but must scoff at wintei
and regard him as a mortal foe.
'Thus winter falls
A hea~vy gloom oppressive o'er the world
Trhroutgh Naturo shedding influenco mna
'Pray, what would these creaturei
have-sunuuer the year round? I
there nio one who will say a good word
.tg lvinter?"-Countryside Magazine,
Twas at suprreme
test of frienidship,
visiti.ng the Del
mars lil N e w
ear's. Wrnl3lJlued to
her va rs in fur,
with a1 cip n-vetiing
h14.r. cillar, Wii
fIe sto)d onl tie.
bleak lit it phIt form at lhyers' Cor
nl'rs .ind11 looked through the snlowfll
for any thing that seeled to be a coi
She had left 9loston at 5 :45-plenty
of time to reach Windyheath in good
time, Anie hadt(] written her.
"It's .lust a nile little run over from
Providence (itn the Providenice anid W\It
limantic line. We'll meet you at Byers'
Corners. The trtins only stop there on
signal or to let off visitors, and the
only visitors that ever come are ours.
If Itoif or I can't come over I'll send
a wotierful substitlte."
1-vidently Rolf, Anne and the sib
titulte had been overcome by the
storm. Tradins haid been delayed from
Bost on to Providemce 111d on Ile little
local line they lual wi)ted again and
again lloig lill- way. There had been
no real tved of4 ally signal to let her
off when Byers' Corners came In view.
'The drifts were so high that it took
the train 20 minutes to get out of
JyWrs' Corners, let alone getting lin.
lilt( again Anie had written:
"'Ib)m't feel discollraged getting to
us. We live in the quaintest little
viA itge prclled onl thle top of i hill,
but it Is wonlcerful whenI you get here,
ani we're piling on big logs for you
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Stog else bth Blea Lite Pafoeler
and the tip tsel.ringifrgeds e
arounthie othe ie h ofl rile, tiy t
ltstn antd heard ices. Ahii man3(f who
aing aebot toe lway of tieachtter
Uthe Dehnmars, and the stocky dIriver of
a two-horse sleigh demurred evualvely,
S"It's tulle tmiles ordlinairily up there
and we'd have to go roundb~out by
Butts' bridlge tonight 'etause the roads
ain't b~len broke t hrough t 'other way,
andi then lke enough we'dl never make
it. It's worth five dollars to drive over
there, evecry cent of it."'
"I'll paIy you five," sald the stranger,
"Icnt guatrantee to get you there,
but I'li do tty best. ThIs here's the
only, team In town yout could get to
night. There's d (lance over at Ponm
fredt GIreen and everybodly's gone. I
meant to go, but I had to lake some
foldks (down to this trainl, 5o 1 dlon't
mind~l malkintg ai little gointg si :.ce I had
to earIn some cotmintg."
"Ohi, could I go with you, p~lease?"
Wimifred broke in. "'I'd pay half, don't
you know, fand there's plenty of room.
I'm going to the Illlmars, too,"
It seem ed too good to 1b0 true when
she found herself safely tucked awaiy
on the balck seat, with lbuflflo rob~es
airound her aind the two horses taking
upl the r'ond~ spletndidly, their hoofs
throwing back a spray of light snow.
Iie was Giregory Itarnadell, lhe told
Iher', writer and1( globe trotter. Ije had
just got balck( from a year at the front
in Euroneo and he said Connecticut
hills looked better to him than ill th
old world put together. Even in th(
darkness the pine trees stood out, theib
branches heavy with snow, and befort
them here and there in the fields wer
clumps of white birch and red oak
with dry leaves still clingiug to theib
boughs. The stars shone famously uj
in the winter sky.
Gregory half turned in his seat andI
talked. They had many frilends in voin.
nen. Tie had known Rolf since they
w-re boys back in Denver. N ''it her o.
the-m notied after five ml.s had heet1
cov'rel that the horses were walk.
ing, l'iren- sting tile drifts and literally
wilding through, until they 'arine to 1
dead 111111t anld the driver .nimai ciii out
'i'liey couldn't go on, he saild. Tie snow%
w*as up1 to the top of 1hr. fences am
fat. as ri- could see. Ife could turri
arounil arid get thei up to the oh(
Annabelle Smiith place, where ther
wis i teh-pholne, and they could cal
"It's onl y ine-thIrty," Gregory sal(]
rssuringly. "And we don't get atl
;cl'venture every day. Let's go."
h'le( Siith place was dark when the)
rea'hed it, but the driver knocke(
lustily and finally there was a faint
frightewd voice from the inner sid<
(if te front door asking who it was ai
that time of night. Gregory explained
with the driver's help, and they wer
"Bit you can't get word through to
night. The wires don't work. The3
never do after a big storm on thesm
here party lines," said Miss Smith
holding up a big oil lamp. "Just stel
right out into the kitchen and you sti
up the fire, Ira. Make yourselves t<
home, folkses. Ira can drive back an
maybe telephone from the village ul
Winifred never forgot that Nev
Year's eve. After Ira had gone, the
sat out in the cheery old kitchen
drinking tea, eating nuts and apple:
and mince pie, and getting fearfulli
well acquainted, as Miss Smith put I
laughingly. Gregory carried In woo(
and split kindlings for morning, ant
locked up for the.night. While MIs
Smith went up to look after her ol
bedridden father, they sat together b,
the fire, and someh6w talk died away
The old clock up on the chhmrny'man
tel softly struck twelve in tie silence
Winifred looked up and smiled, lei
head leaning back on the cushionet
top of the old black rocker.
"1a1py New Year !" she said. "Isn'l
it the queerest thing, our being wa,
up here miles from everyone we know
and not knowing each other even, ant
starting off the new year together?"
"It's great," Gregory clasped hi:
hrands around onre knee, seated on the
woodibox under tihe big Dutch oven
"I'mii not ~superstitious, but r'fter ramb~
ling for a year ov'er there tis seem;
awfully much v~orthr while. You knov
I'd almost begun to think, if you won
mind my saying so, thrat there wasn'
anyone like you in the world."
Miss Sithr hurried thrroughr tire eri
"Ira's back with a bigger team ani
ire's going to take you thr'ough al
r'ighrt, he says, Hie drove over thar
haid spot in tihe roads and broke it fo
you. Arnd he's telephoned to Mrs. Del
mrar that you're conming."
It wits urearly two wrhren they reactl
ed Winidyhieath. All of the window
of tire big country house were lightel
up, and( Anne hrerself', wraipped in
wondlerful velvet arid furr hrousegown
ran down the steps to meet them,
"Oh, my dear, my dear' !" shre criei
when she had Winifred sarfely upstair
In her room, "You poor child I"
"I'm not poor," Winrifred said ra
(diatly. "I've had tire most berautifu
adventure of my whole life, and I'm 11
love. I agree with you anti fate ti
"But it isn't Gregory I want you ti
meet," faltered Anne. "You haven
gone and fallen in love with dear o01
"I have," Winifred laughed hrappily
"Both of us have. I never believed Il
love at first sight before, or anythini
like it, but I've made some wonderfu
resolutions for the new year tii
"Now listen to me and tire wholi
comedy. Anne curled up on tire be<
confidentially. "The man you were t<
marry is right dlown smokIng wit!
Itolf this minute, lie's Madison iForb~et
with money, position, everything, im;
dlear. But he didn't think you'd tr,
to make lire trip such a night, so I've
breern 'phonring madly everywvhere ti
tindl out if yolf hand arrived and where
Tihe(n I would have tried to get to you
WVe sent out a car and it couildnr't go
through, and tire horses couldhn't ei
"Don't wvorry," WVinifred smiled a
her reflection In the triple mrirror a
tire dressing table. "I don't give a ral
abiout tire money or position or any
thing, Amnnra. We've been right out in
to the pr'imitive world together, los
ini tire snowy, rind I'di go with hinm .t.
tihe ends of the world if this blesse
old world had any ends. He said, jus
ars we were driving ini her'e, It was th
most promising New Year's he ha'
New Year's day has coie to rar
of the Flowery Kingdom's holidays.
feasting and good cheer, though od
servances. The above picture sho
their way to the temple for prayer
of New Year'f
Here you see ..
a parade of Tokyo
firemen on New Year's day on their way
I aual inspection, one of the big features i
first day of the year in every Japanese cit
and equipment pass in reviewv before the c
eand te fremen
-t ake ~part in 'eon-'
a tests of various
v' kinds. The tire en
t glne has only re
t cently been intro
duced into the Isi
-and Kingdom and
the modern auto
1 truck is not yet
iknown there. In . 9
t .the lower picture
r are shown the fire
.'men with their
bamboo scaling lad
..ders . which are
s 'used not only for
ci life-saving and as ~ 4
a an elevation from
i, -which to direct the ___
water from the
e hose nozzle, but as a ram
s with which to knock dowvn
buildings too far gone to save
.and so prevent the spread of
Sthe conflagration. The Japa
nose firemen are wvonderfuI
s acrobats and perform tru
ly remarkable feats on the
tail ladders, scaling them
twith the agility of mon
keys. Men, women and
children turn out to
watch the exhibitions.
Note the odd costumes
of this brigade from
k as one of the most popular
As in Ameriea it Is a day of
fly tempered by religious ob
s three Japanese belles on
before starting cna round
to the drill grounds for the
n the way of celebratingr the(
ity ffiial, afer hic fiehl