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If yon believe in your own State, and if you would patronize and en courage home industry, make application fr a policy totlay. J. W. CRAINGER, Treaident. N. J. ROUSE, General Manager. J. A. HKRNDON, Fupenntendent of Agencies. I W. H. M'NN, Manager. Durham, N. C. The Easter Hare.. He Should Not Be Confused With the Common Rabbit fJV 0 the learned men who can tell without stop ping to count Just how many a a a s a g e 8 It takes to reach the moon It's as p 1 a 1 n . as the noonday snn why the hare comes at Eas terwlth a wheel barrow full of eggs. But for you and me, who couldn't build up a dinosaur from a decayed tooth In another million years and Who mix up history with historical novels. a little time is required to disentangle the truth from the tradition. , , Now, be sure not to fall Into the un scientific error of confusing the sacred hare with his bumble American cous in, "Br'er Rabbit" The rabbit is all well enough In his way, and without him we shouldn't have Uncle Remus, perhaps, and a lot of people would have to take out accident Insurance Instead of prowling around graveyards In the dark of the moon. But the rabbit Is not the hare, and be has nothing to do with Easter. There are no hares in the east and south, and on the plains they insult the American hare by calling him a Jack or Jackass rabbit. This distinction between the hare and the undersized rabbit is really im portant, and chiefly because the hare burrows in the ground, "while the hare makes forms of grass fur bis habita tion. . ' -. It Is Germany from which we have borrowed the tradition of the Easter hare, who is quite as important, a fig ure in his way in the fatherland as is St Nicholas himself at Christmas. Where did the Germans get the hare myth? To determine that yon would have to make a pretty long excursion into the past And perhaps in the end it would be "up to" the sphinx to an swer yon. - For It is a fact, even If it is a fable, too, that the moon and the hare and Easter, likewise the Easter egg, are all dependent the one upon the other and have been s!nce the time when Eastre. the Saxon goddess of the east gave her name to our Christian festival. Now. you may think, with your limited knowledge of Egyptology, that the Egyptians had no language other than the queer signs you may see today transcribed from obelisks, but you are mistaken. Those hieroglyphics were perhaps merely stenographic notes dic tated by Osiris to Isia and afterward transcribed in the cuneiform tablets. With the lapse of ages some of them have grown so "cold" that the best handwriting experts of today cannot decipher them. But In the everyday language of the Nile region the equiva lent of bare is "un," which in English Is "open." "to open." "the opener;" also the hare has been from remote times a symbol for the moon. The hare is a nocturnal animal, and the young of the hare, unlike rabbits. are born with their eyes open and are fabled never to close them. As a mat ter of fact rather than of fable, the I . ' I v -- ri. j It f W UW M .11 :if r-..i A VOCTVKXkV AKIlflL. hare's eyes are m situated on the sides of It head that It can see all around You never heard a hart make that old sneering excuse for carelessness. "You might think I bad eye, in the bik of my bend." To all Intent arid parpofte the bare has. Well, then, to make It quite clear, "un" is bare, or "open," and the moon Is "the open eyed watcher of the skies t rilcht" But that isn't all. The Egyptians, being a people of few, be cause difficult words, made Mu" do duty for "period" too. Thus the hare, being never comatose, "became the type of periodicity, human and lunar, and as an opener became associated with the opening of the new year at Easter." Finally it came ti be con Dected In the popular 'mind with the egg broken to signify the opening of the year. "And there yon areT ex claims triumphantly the enthusiasts rietitlst to whom w are indebted t !bl Information. Ia Germany, if little flans and G relet re good, the white bare steal softly Into the house on Easter eve, when verylwdy Is sleeping, srwl loaves In the nook rfid corners ttifiny bright t.v p.r"1 fg-n fur ill- "klr-flerklrn." l;i tla u.or;.: t!ie ihll!ien ami lhe parents hunt for these eggs amid great excitement. In Swabla and Hesse chil dren are actually sent to the hare's nest in search of eggs. Mannhardt goes still further, suylng that the hare Is reputed to be a fire and soul brlnger and that children are supposed to be procured from the nests. It would seem, however, that the stork has largely usurped this function, which some persons will consider fortunate in view of the immense number of eggs laid by the hare. ! The hare myth has penetrated also to England, and it is written: "In Warwickshire, at " ColeshilU if the young men of the parish can catch a hare and bring it to tbe parson before 10 o'clock in the morning of Easter Monday (the moon day), he is bound to give them a calfs head. 100 eggs and a groat, tbe calf's head being probably a survival of the worship f Baal or the tin as the golden calf." ' The hare myth Is of comparative re cent adoption In this country. Not un til the early sixties did the Presbyte rians take note of tbe day. And New England was the Inst section of our country to bend or unbend la the di rection of the Easter celebration. So whether your Easter egg be la I'd by hen or hare Is determined wholly upon what creed you profess. If you are a doughty Scotchman .or his de scendant, a blue Presbyterian, your Easter egg was doubtless laid by a barnyard hen in the round of her daily household duties and bought at the corner grocery, for tuere Is no record of tbe timorous bare ever having en- DELTVXBrjCO THI GOODS. tered the nursery of that reverend and austere gentleman. John Knox. But if you come from the vaterland, where the Easter hare is quite as Important a personage as Der Krtss K Tingle, then you know that your Easter egg was brought from far, far off, some where in tbe tall grass, and laid be neath your pillow or, perchance, on tbe mantelpiece by. none other than tbe Ceet white bare. Easter Fact. Tbe observance of Easter was not Instituted until some 10 years after the death of Christ The name was taken from tbe ancient Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring, Ostern, or Eastre. whose festival was celebrated about the time of the Christian Easter. No celebration waa arranged by the Jew ish Christians at all, but on tbe 14th day of the month, immediately follow ing the vernal equinox, which was tbe day on which the old JewUb feast of the Psssover was celebrated, the Jew ish Christians celebrated, tbe death of Christ to them tbe paschal lamb, Chrlt having died, according to their chronology, on the date of tbe cele bration of the Jewish I'awover. The celebration of tbe Jewish Christians wss therefore for the death and not the resurrection of Christ The gen tile Christians, however, were not bound by any of the Jewish traditions. Sunday being tbe Iinl's day to them, they therefore celebrated the resur rection of Christ on the Sunday follow ing tbe lltb day of the moon of March, the day on which Christ died. The Jewish Christians thus celebrated tbe Hth day of the month. Irrespective of the day of the week, and the gentile Christians celebrated a Sunday, Irre spective of the day of the month. If this eon fusion had, not licen resolved by the proper ecclesiastical authori ties we might have leen celebrating the day at tbe present time according to our Individual religious predilec tions. Tbe early church was torn with bit ter dissensions regarding this conflfrt of custom as to the celebration of Easter. Various attempts were made to fix a stable day whlrh would be ob served by the church as a whole, but they all failed. Finally, at the council of Nice. A. P. 82T., the question was settled once for all, and the date now obierved throughout the Christian world was established. Enster day was then flei as the first Sunday aft er that fn moon whlrh happens on or net after March 21. If the full moon happen on a Sunday the follow ing Sunday I Easter. In France the year began with Easter Sunday nntll the year 13C4. the date of Shakespeare birth, when Charles IX. fixed Jan. 1 a the first day of the year. Castse Cuttem. In ntKsIa It Is .considered no rrlm to b found intoxicated during Easter week, even the policemen being often under Ihe mellowing Influence of vodka. Egg racing I a favorite amusement of Russian, German and French chil dren. The egg are rolled down a bin, the prlM going to the child who egg roll tbe greatest number of race without damage to It shell. Io Oer tnsny track are made of twigs, down which each egg may roll without Inter ferenre from any other one, and th ly whose g arrives unbroken at Ihe foot of the hill Collects toll from 111 :ppom.L.i WU'nt; ff U clacked. SPRING CLOTHES . : It may apparently cost more more to wear "the best clothes," but the satisfaction that comes from wearing a suit of clothes like we sell will fully repay you for the amount they cost. Our SPRING MODELS are just what will please any man that wants to wear good clothes, and the prices will please also. Our reputation for having the best in men's clothes and fur nishings is established and if you will come in and let us show you our spring styles, we know we can please you. ' " W. A. SLATER CO. The Home of Good Clothes. Vaughan's Drug Store i - . , Has just received a Fresh Lot of Wood's and Buist's Garden Seeds of all Varieties Try... ' Irish Cobbler Potatoes EASTER DRESSES AND HATS White Lawns 10, 12 1-2 and 15 cents. Colored Lawns 8, 10 and 15 cents. Fine Line Woolen Dress Goods t 50c, 75c and $1.00 Soft Silks,' all the New Spring Colors 29 and 39 cents. Fine Val Laces 5 and 10 cents. , Best Percals 8, 10 and 12 1-2 cents. Linen Finish 10, 12 1-2 and 15 cents. 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