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Trinity bells with their hollow lungs,
And their vibrant lips and their brazen
Over the roofs of the vity pour
Their Easter music with joyous roar.
TUI the soaring notes to the Sun are rolled
As he swings along in his path of gold.
"Dearest papa," says my boy to me,
As he merrily climbs on his mother's knee,
"Why are these eggs that you see me hold
Colored so finely with blue and gold?
And what is the wonderful bird that lays
Such beautiful eggs upon Easter days?"
Tenderly shine the April skies,
Uke laughter and tears in my child's blue
And every face in the street is gay,
Why cloud this youngster's by saying nay?
So I cudgel my brains for the tale ho begs,
And tell him this story of Easter eggs:
You have heard, my boy, of the Man who
Crowned with keen thorns and crucified;
And how Joseph the wealthy-whom God
Cared for the corse of his martyred Lord,
And piously tomhled it within the rock,
And closed the gato with a migly block.
Now, close by th tomb a fair tree grew,
With pendulous len:ves and blossoms 01
And deep in the green tree's shadowy
A beautiful singing bird sat on her nest,
Which was bordered with mosses lIk(
And held four eggs of an Ivory white.
Now, when the bird from her dim recess
Behold the Lord in Ils burial dress,
And looked on the heavenly faceo so pale
And the dear hands pierced with the crue
Her heart nigh broke with a sudden pang,
And out of the depth of her sorrow she
All night long till the moon was up
She sat and sang in her moss-wreathed
:A song of sorrow as wild and shrill
As the homeless wind when it roams the
8o full of tears, so loud and long,
That the grief of the world seemed turned
But soon there came through the weeping
A glittering Angel clothed In white;
And he rolled the stone from the tomt
Where the Lord bf the earth and the
A&nd Chr~it arose in the cavern's gloom,
And in living luster came from the tomb.
Now, the bird that sat in the heart of the
Beheld this celestial mystery,
And its heart was filled with a sweet de
And it poured a song on the throbbing
Notes dlimabing notes, till higher, higher,
They shot to Heaven like spears of fire.
When the glittering, white-robed Ange'
The sorrowing song of the grieving bird,
And, after, the jubant paean of mirth
That bailed Christ risen again on earth,
Ue said: "Sweet bird, be forever blest.
Thyself, thy eggs, and thy moss-wreathee
And ever, my child, since that blessed
When tbeath bowed down to the Lord oi
The eggs of that sweet bird change theb
And burn with red and gold and bluei
Reminding mankind in their simple way
Of the holy marvel of Easter Day,
And, in the glory of the
lilies, in the great joy of the
glad morning, thete shoul .
glo heart that any fate can rob
of its serenity, no soul that the
Ipowers of evil can successfully,
Never yet was a springtime,
Late thou@i lingered the snow,
That the sap stirred not at the whispel
Of the south wind, sweet and lost;
Never yet was a springtime
When the buds forgot to blew,
'~a the wings of the sumtner
4p'folded under thie moldi
that has kryown no dying,
16 Love's, to have and to hold;
Till siuddon, the bourgeoning Eastert
The song! the gr'een and the goldt
--Margaret 3. Sanrst
"I saw many things. . , ,
I saw a man in France-a sol
dier-full kilted-full weary,
humping his leaden pack.
"I saw a woman with three
buLdles humping the children
"And the soldier took two
of the children and he carried
them five kilometers--and the
sweat and the swelter that he
went through carried him on
that day very near to the
Gates of God."
GLORIOUS LILIES OF EASTER
Beautiful Flowers Epitomize the Blo.
soming and Exquisite Beauty and
Gladness of Spring.
Redolent and abound.
ing lilies are seen every.
where. They are march.
Ing along the highways of
hope; they are merged in
the glory of the Easter
morning; they are paintedl
by the tints of the stained glass that
falls through the cathedral windows;
they are in the thought of all and in
the words of many, in the sentiments
and traditions of the day. There they
are in great banks and plies about the
altar steps, and where the sacred des%
stands before the congregation. Lilies
stand forth In the wonderlul alle
gorles that have been theirs--the lily
of-the-valley, whose sheen is more
wonderful than the glory of the great
Solomon, the annunciation lily, with
its foldied petals like the clasped
hands of i virgin, the lily of the resur
rection, with its star-flared petails that
stand out with a show of the golden
yeart of hope ; the calla lily, with its
stately presence and exquisite per'
fume, the very essence of the esthetic
sentiments of the day ; the lilium au..
ratum, with its golden b~andts of faith,
hope and of love; the tiger lily, that
shows forth the passions of men held
in chock upon Easter day ; the yellow
garden lily that stands~ for the home
ly aspirations of men on the day of
the blossoming and exquisite beauty
of spring opening and of heart glad
Trlumphant ChrIstian Faith.
Easter marks the Resurrection day.
To the man of deep faith it is the
greatest day of all the year. The good
clothes parade that crowds him out of
his usual seat has no appeal for him,
He is concerned with worship. He
Comes to the sacred meeting to con
template the greatest of earth's mira
cles. There is much about it reason
cannot compass. Every failure to solve
the mystery drives him back 'to the
faith that has never failed to bring
comfort when cold reason suggested
only perplexity. When tempted to
doubt ho remembers that a critical n
tion with antagonistic leadhers tried to
hush up the story when it was first re
ported. He remembers the dismal fail
ure thee made of it. Though oontrary
to all experience and knowledge great
things have been brought to panss by
faith in this miracle. Is it any wvonder
ho sits in meditation and worships?
Awake to Spirit of Easten,.
Jt is the tragedy of many a life that
it weeps ant an empty tomb. It thinks
that there all its hopes are buried, all
its possibilities of joy, all its future.
How empty and joyless is tihe life that
has not- met tho risen Christ I On the
first Enster evening two dliseiples wore
walking d6wn to Emaus. Their hearts
were sad, their lives were hopeless be
cause they had lost their Lord, an~d
they had no faith in ebrtain ruinors of*
a resurrection which had come to their
ears. Jesus joined them on the way, but
their eyes were holden so they knew
him not. May the Spirit open our
hearts andI eyes on W~aster day to the
glory and joy of thne Risen Lord-ED~z
Grny Court Missionary Societies Meet
Gray Court, March 27.-The Wo
man's Missionary Siciety of the Meth
odist church of Gray Court met at
the parsonage on Monday afternoon.
The first hour was spent with the
book, "Money the Acid Test". There
are about seventeen ladies who have
promised to read this book and the
circle is to meet each Monday for
six weeks, for the study of it. Large
charts are used, throwing light on this
long-neglected study of stewardship.
The second hour of the afternoon
was spent in a business capacity. Mrs.
Alvin Curry, the President took the
chair. The matter of putting electric
lights in ' the church was discussed
and it was decided to turn the whole
matter over to the stewards of the
Many other important matters were
brought up. The social service com
mittee met for a few minutes Just af
ter the meeting was closed.
The .Juvenile Missionary Society of
the Gray Court Methodist church held
its March meeting at the hospitable
home of Mrs. Johnson on last Friday.
The children all came for it was the
end of the quarter and they were glad
After a few games the meeting was
opened and the secretary, Misa Fran
ces Wells, called the roll. Nfra. John
son told .the story of the "Good Sa
inaritan" In a most beautiful manner
so that each little one could under
stand and Frances Wells read tt pret
Election of officers then took place
and the following officers 1were elect
President, liss llugenia Willis.
Vice President, Master Willie Smith.
Secretary, -liss Sarah Owens.
Treasurer, Miss Mavis Clear Curry.
Supt. of Social Service, Miss Fran
The children were served delicious
refreshments and they all agreed with
one little child who declared that
"4Mrs. Johnson knew just what )to
serve for it was so good."
At loth Stores
Ladies' fine slippera, -white, black,
tan and brown, $4.39 up to $10.00. J.
C. Burns & Co.
THINK IT OVER!
BEN A. SULLIVAN, JR.
CLERK OF COURT
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