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To Hearts ML H m x I '/jr. * o <2> ❖ « Bring Joy of Children Photo by American Press Association. Hundreds of Novelties Help to Fill the Day With Almost Christ maslike Gladness For the Little Ones—Rabbits and Eggs Still Predominate In Popularity. THE old man and the boy stood Bilently contemplating the nov elty and beauty of an Easter shop window. The display was intended to catch the eye of the child, but the old man stood peering through the glass and letting his thoughts run back through reminiscent years to Jffhen he was a boy. He did not see another old man a few years bis jun ior perhaps stop behind him and gaae reflectively at the window's Easter de lights. "Easter is getting to be next of kin to Christmas," the newcomer remark ed, with a chuckle. "When I was a boy Easter was all eggs. Now it's eggs and a lot of other things." "Isn't it the very truth?" the old man responded, turning to impress a grin on the third member in the party of Window gazers. "When we were boys, you remember," the old man went on, "we were tickled to death to have Easter eggs that were colored with the stain of grass or the boilings of a piece of dyed cloth. How Thing» Have Changed. "Now they have all kinds of fancy store dyes, and most of the mothers buy the eggs already dyed usually at some church bazaar ur at the little store on the corner. "We used to hunt the eggs in the barn or around the yard, and 1 never heard of an Easter rabbit until a Ger man family moved next dour 10 us. The old folk in this German family poured us children full of a lot of my thology about the rabbits laying the colored Easter eggs, and 1 thought it a beautiful thing. >iow the Easter rah Ruin of Poland Told by Author of "Quo Vadis? Berne, Switzerland.— Henryk Sienkie wicz, the famous Polish novelist, au thor of "Quo Vadis?" is. like tens of thousands of his compatriots, a refugee driven from home by the war. He is now at Vevey with the mem bers of the committee on relief for war victims in Poland, of which he is president, and Ignace Paderewaki, i ho famous pianist, is vice president. No more appalling picture of death, destruction and devastation lias ever been drawn than that: outlined by Slenkiewicz, who declares it is unique In history. He said: "Poland has nothing to do wiili the war. Conquered and partitioned, she Is iiot one of t lie belligerent nations, yet 1,500,1)00 of her sons are lighting fratricidal battles in the armies of thro« 'Afferent warrlmr states. Our bit doesn't belong exclusively to the Germans. He's just as much an Amer ican rabbit as he's German. The boy and I were just in one of the novelty shops, and it looked like the week be fore Christmas. There were Easter toys of a hundred kinds, and i couldn't help thinking of how things had changed." And the old mau was right—things have changed. To ramble through an Easter novelty shop now almost de velops the Christmas spirit in any grownup, not to mention the children. One of them has the ceiling hidden with artificial limbs and blossoms that give the full effect of spring. The counters and showcases are piled high with artificial rabbits, chickens, ducks and geese. There are countless forms of artificial Easter eggs, too, to lure the pennies and the nickels of both child and grownup. Extra salespeople are employed to care for the Easter trade, which, next to Christmas, is this store's busiest season. Easter, once a simple holiday, has become a day of giving and of elaborate show. Fluffy Little Tango Duck. The wise men who make dollars out of the celebration of Easter are as quick to catch the spirit of the times as any showman. For instance, now that the tango is at high tide, the Easter novelty makers have come forward with a tango duck. The duck is a huffy little lady with web feet, ami when, with the aid of a key, her mechanism is put into full play, Miss Duck will dance across the floor or the table with all the grace <>f a duck. It is an'amusing little Easter toy and is sure to make a Mi: hit in thousands of American households on Faster morn ing. There are as many kinds of Faster rabbits as theiv are stars in the sky. They range from rag ones at a nickel each to a giant jack rabbits built of plaster. There are candy rabbits, too. that have come across from faroff Italy to tickle the sweet teeth of country is made a cockpit and is de vastated from end I" end. "Think what this means when the order for a charge is given. Hordes of soldiers rush on each oilier, and when they get within si riking distance commence cutting one another down. They find the language in which tiiev are uttering imprecation* is the com mon natal tongue. "It frequently happens when the l!ed Cross forces g.i to collect the wounded i they litt from the help one man in a [German uniform, another in the Aits j trian. a third in the Russian all three Poles. "The misery is really vcr\ great. In the kingilo:.! of Poland alone there are 1 m villages burned or damaged and l.oiio churches and chapels destroyed. "Homeless villagers have sought shel ter In the forests, where women and American children. The candy rab bits are of pure chocolate and will prove big Easter joys for the young sters to bite off a leg. then munch au ear and finally get Mr. Bunny stowed away so that, as youngsters say, "they ain't no more." A new idea in Easter rabbits is a cloth bunny with a large bag sewed around his body. The bag is large enough to contain a half dozen Easter eggs. These are proving quite popular with Easter shoppers. The novelty of the thing appeals, and no doubt hun dreds of American youngsters will re ceive their Easter eggs by way of bunny and his bag. There is a multiplicity of Easter nov elties in the shape of rabbits hitched to wagons, chariots and other vehicles. The vehicles are devised to carry Eas ter eggs. Most of the designs are not new, but they are selling as rapidly as some of the newer Ideas because they are so pracitcal as a novel way to de liver the eggs to the children. Jumping Toy Rabbits. The bounding rabbits are going to be the clowns of the Easter celebration this year. Smart, toymakers have con trived about a half dozen different ways to make toy rabbits jump and make a squeaking noise. These are great fun producers, as they are in reality mechanical clowns. They jump, tumble over and roll across the floor in a way to bring screams of delight from the children and a smiling interest from the grownups. You see, the toy makers have beert clever enough to know that the fathers and mothers of the household are still childish enough to enjoy a mechanical toy. It was Henry Ward Beecher who slipped over a great piece of wisdom when he said. "No man is really a man who has lost out of him all the boy." That applies to the women as well, for it is an en tirely It thing to like to "mon key" with io\s, it matters not how rapidly the years have counted against children are dying of cold and hunger 1 '.v the thousands daily. In the whole lin, titln square miles of territory in pos session of the armies not a grain of corn, a scrap of meat or a drop ,,f milk h:is remained for the civil popu lation. "The material losses are estimated at sr.iHi.oiKi.uiHi, Agriculture is ruined, in dustry destroyed, and 4m,0(XI workers have lost the means of livelihood. I he state of t hing s in G a I ici a is jnsf as dreadful. The Russians have cum mandeetod I iihhmmi horses and 2.' m n i.i « xi horned cattle and have seized all the corn. I'he rich country is a desert. Over l.uim.iNiti inhabitants have sought refuge in other parts of Austria j„ sheer destitution. "1 w ; s at my home in Oblegoreik, government of Kielce. during theearlv part of the war working ou a new nov el- 1 was forced to leave my home without even my papers. The last I heard of my home was that trenches were balng dug around it, even in the gnrden," The Sunday School Lesson senior berean Text of the Lesson, Matt, xxviii, 1-10. Memory Verses, 5, 0 -Golden Text, J Cor. xv, 20. The Scripture is full of the suffer ings of Christ, from Gen. iii. 15, 21. on to the end of the book, but it is also full of I he resurrection, the kingdom and the glory. Willingly and of his own accord he humiliated himself unto Bethlehem and Nazareth and Golgotha that 'he Scripture might be fulfilled, luit Cod raised him from the dead and gave him glory and all power in heav en and in earth that he might rid the earth of the devil and the curse and make it his own fair world, as in Gen. I. He is our "alive forevermore" king I Rev. i. ö. ISi waiting for an "alive forevermore" people to reign with him. If we have seen ourselves as guilty, condemned sinners and have seen him bearing our sins in Iiis own body and raised from the dead and ascended to the right hand of the Father and have honestly received hi in. putting all our trust in Iiis finished work, then we may safely rest on Eph. i, (>, 7: .lohn vi. 37. -17: Hont. iii. 24. and joyfully an ticipate I Thess. iv. Pi. 17: I John iii. 1, 2 ; Col. iii. 4. His enemies made Iiis tomb as sure as they could by seal and a guard of soldiers (Matt, xxvii. G-f-Ot'o, just about as secure as seals or soldiers can make things today, but all was unavailing. He makes us safe forever by his precious blood, sealing its by his holy spirit, and no power can break the bundle of life in which we are bound nor pluck us out of his hand il Sam. xxv, 20; John x, 28). in the great words of Acts i. ?.. "He showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God." It is all so grand and sug gestive himself, infallible proofs, forty days, the things of the kingdom. He had just as infallibly foretold by the prophets and more plainly by his own words that he would suffer and die and rise from the dead the third day. and if his disciples had only believed his CORN ENSILAGE MAKES AN ECONOMICAL FEED FOR COWS Experiment Shows That It Is One of Best Buttermakers In the Market. It does not need any special argu ment or showing of facts to convince Wisconsin dairymen of the great supe riority of corn ensilage as an economic feed for cows, says Hoard's Dairyman. Those who have combined the silage with alfalfa hay get still greater re sults. But we know that there are skeptics among our readers in other states. For their special benefit we give the following brief account of a trial car ried on by the Minnesota College of Agriculture. Two hundred and sixteen cows were fed on silage as compared with 239 cows fed on dry rations. The results showed that the silage fed cows pro duced fifty-nine pounds more of butter fat yearly per cow than the other cows. This amounted to $18.00 per cow in favor of feeding silage. The following year another trial was had, with a gain in favor of the silage fed cows of forty-seven pounds of but ter fat. The silage fed cows consumed $7.19 worth of feed more than the dry fed cows, but when this is subtracted they still show a decided gain over the others. So far as the harvesting an acre of corn and putting it into the silo or har vesting it for the crib and binding the stalks the cost is about the same. But we have a decided loss in the feeding value of the dry stalks that we save In the silo. oooooooooooocooooooooooooo o ° o DAIRY WISDOM. ° O O O O o The calf should always receive % O ' ® q the colostrum or first, milk of the o ° cow. This starts the digestive S o . u û organs into action. o g Train the youngsters to lead. ° o No heifer should reach her first o q birthday unbroken to the halter. q o It is a great mistake to leave o q the separator a day or two with- 0 o out cleaning. ° q Be .sure to keep good, clean o o bedding under the cows and ab- ° o ^ o sorbents in the gutters, o o 'i'he greatest gains are made 9 O i ^ o when the cows are warm and o ° comfortable. The food they eat g o goes for production instead of o o fighting the elements ® o The separator should be wash- o ° ed every day. even if it stands ° o iu a cool place. o o ° :oooooooooooooooooooooooooo Ration For Dairy Cows. A very good ration can be made by letting each animal have daily about thirty pounds of corn silage and a 11b I cral allowance of clover hay. A mix ■ tare consisting of 400 pounds corn and : cob meal, J41 pounds bran and 10<» I pounds cottonseed meal will go very j nicely with this roughage. Feed about j a pound of this mixture for each 3 to n r. pounds of milk produced. words liow much sorrow they might have been spared and how much more joy they might have had! It is helpful to keep in mind the five appearances of the resurrection day, which were prob ably in tills order to Mary Magdalene, the other women, Simon Peter, the Eniinaus walk, the ten in (lie evening. Recently in Judges we saw how God honored Deborah and other women. Now It is Mary and the other women, and. although .Mary Magdalene saw him first, the other women are the first to touch him (verse 9). The reason is plainly, given ill John xx. 17. implying that between the two appearing« he had ascended and returned. What he did at his several appear ing» during those forty days gives us a sample of what we can do in our glori fied bodies. What an inspiration it should be to us to consider it! These women who so loved hiui and were de voted to him. not expecting his resur rection. had bought spices with which («• anoint his dead body when the Sab bath was past, but they never did. Believing his word will prevent us from spending money unwisely. Love is in some respects the greatest, but in the matter of service it must lie faith working by love d Cor. xiii. 1"; Gal. v, 0). Note the ministry of angels at his birth, in the wilderness and in Geth semane, as well as in our lesson, and take comfort from Heb. i. 1-1. Note the "Fear not" of the angel (verse r>: Luke ii, 10) and compare the Lord's "Peace be unto you" of Luke xxiv, 3fi. and hear Iiis own voice to you in many sim ilar sayings, for all Iiis thoughts to Iiis people, however unworthy we may be, are thoughts of peace tJer. xxix. 1 i : Fs. xxix. 111. Since Christ is risen our great commission is. "Go. tell!" "Go (each all nations!" "Go into all the world!" (Verses 7. 10. if*: Mark xvi, l.j.i And if we are not obedient great will be our loss. It is ours to be obedi ent, to go quickly and tell, lie will see to the results. There is no use talking about the power of his resurrection unless his love constrains us to make it known. •j» ❖ CHICKEN FEED. ❖ Remember that the size of the £ next generation is influenced largely by the female and color X and finish by the male. ❖ Lime, grit, and charcoal should .j, be provided for turkeys during •J* the winter months. By such pro vision blackhead is less likely to 4» occur later on in the spring and •> , X summer. ❖ Turkeys lay from fifteen to £ thirty eggs at a litter. Put the j early eggs under hens and let the turkey set on the June eggs. On bright, sunny days, when 4» there is no snow on the ground, T it is best lo allow the fowls out 4» doors. 3£ Something to sell the year ❖ around is the secret of success X with poultry. 4» Heavy birds and high roosts are a bad combination. Large breeds especially need low roosts. 4* Feed and Care For Cow. The effect of feed and care on the dairy cow was well brought out at the New Salem (X. D.) dairy school. The four-year-old record of twelve cows was given. The butter fat production averaged 110 pounds in the first year, 190 the second, 214 the third and in 1913 2:!!) pounds. The production was more than doubled in the four years. The cows were three to six years old when the records were started. The milk was weighed from each milking and tested each month. This very em phatically brings out the fact that to secure good production the cow alone cannot do it she must have the feed and the care. Farm Notes. Rhubarb gives the best results when forced if the roots are first frozen for a few days before they are planted. This serves as a rest period and causes a more vigorous growth of stem. French endive (also known as wit loffi is not very well known in our markets, but it is a most delicious salad plant and should be more largely grown. Roots may be purchased for trial t Iiis winter jf you do not have your own. Silage a Roughage. Experiment, shows that corn silage is a roughage and not a grain feed, says American Agriculturist. Many feeders have been led to believe, from the fact that the grain from the corn plant is put into the silo, that the silage produced therefrom is a grain feed. In fattening cattle the roughage in the ration produces its most marked influence during the early part of the fattening period. As the cattle be come fatter the quantity of roughage eaten decreases and the grain con sumption increases. Pea Vine Silage. Pea vine silage is a splendid feed. It. is somewhat richer in protein than corn silage, but contains the same amount of digestible nutrients iu u hundred pounds. Topics of the I Sport World ! 4» .j* ' t » I * ' I ' '!■ »!■ »!■ '5"H Baseball Commission Not Expensive. From just where the report emanat ed that baseball men are thinking of dissolving the national commission, which is termed a needless luxury, would be interesting to learn. The ex pense of the supreme court of baseball is decidedly sm all when the amount ol' important business it transacts is ta ken into consideration. Since the es tablishment of the commission the game has prospered and I he players as well as the club owners have been bet ter satisfied than ever before. It has been an ideal system for the control of the game, and there neve: - was a sport successful which did no'; have control and protection from some source or another. The present form of government is essential to baseball. Any effort to wipe out the national commission would meet wit ii strenuous opposition by the ball players who have been pro tected by reason of the existence of this body. Why Donovan Hired Farrell. Appreciating that Duke Farrell did much to make him a successful pitch er. Kill Donovan believes the veteran catcher a most capable conch for young twirlers and hence has engaged him to 'W -v. : Photo by American I' Associa t ion. Bill Donovan, New Manager of the Yankses. handle his youngsters during the com ing season. Donovan, when he broke in at Wash ingtoii, had Fa reel I l'or a battery part lier, and it was to the hitter's good judgment that Donovan attributes his own success at a pitcher. Manager Birmingham's Troubles. Manager Birmingham of the Cleve land club admits that he Is confronte' by a lot of problems for the co'.nin season. The departure of Lajoie from the lineup means a decided shift in the team's batting order, and Binning ham is none too familiar with many of the new men he will have to play. For Instance, there will be two can didates for first base, Wood anil Shields. If neither makes good he may have to shift Barbare, a third base man, to that corner. He also must de cide between Elmer Smith and Lei bold for center field. lie has no al ternative so far as f/t.joie's olil posi tion at second is concerned, for Bill Rodgers is slated for that place, and there is no one else even to lie given a chance there. This Manager Speed Mad. Talk about .lohn McGraw as a bug for speed boys! Clyde Wares, former Brownie, upon arriving at Wichita to take charge of the Western league tea mi there let it be known that he wouldn't consider an infielder who couldn't steal thirty liases and that he would not have an outfielder who stole less than fifty. Civile doesn't ask much, does he': Konetchy to Captain Pittsburgh Feds. Ed Konetchy has been appointed field (aptaiii of the Pittsburgh Feds. It is hinted that this will be a stepping stone to the managership. Is Welsh Stalling? For a champion Freddie Welsh is fig uring in a lot of draws. There has been nothing decisive about any of his j victories since he came to this country, and it is but natural that the pugili's ! tic loving public is beginning to doubt j the Welshman's prowess. But there j are those among Iiis admirers who con | tend that he never goes at top speed unless he has to and (hat in order to I keep up interest in Iiis bouts he is sat ; isfied to let his opponents get as good j as an even break. If (his is true it proves Welsh to be i one of the most scientific boxers in ! the history of the game, for a fighter ; who can stall well enough to fool a lot of experts and the public has a lot ! on the average tighter. 1915 Schedules Same as In 1913. The schedules of the American and the National league for 1915 will be ihe same as for 1913 except in so far as changes iu the calendar will affect it. The opening will be on April 14. The fans need only dig up the 191:: i schedule to learn how the teams will play in 1915.