Newspaper Page Text
THE PIOCHE RECORD
The New Year Motto I asked th New Year for torn I BMrtio sweet. Some rsle of life br' which to guide my feet; I ask4 ! paused ; It answered, soft and low: G4 will to know." "WUl knowledge, then, suffice, New Tearr I cried ; But ere the question Into silence died. , The answer rame: "Nay ; this remember, too. God's will to do." "To mow; to do; can this be all wa give To Him In Whom we are, and move and lire? No more. New Tearr "This, too, mast be your care: God's will to bear." Once more I asked: "Is there stlU more to tell 7" And ence again the answer sweetly fell: "Tea, this one thing, all other things above, God's will to love." J. M. C Bouchard. S. J. Hi New Year Suggestions Lets quit chewin' gum at th' the. ster. WWYHMR PAIITV I saw aaa w rut I I ! Story for the Little Ones. 1 By MARY GRAHAM BONNER. i iCopyrfeht r the Author.) How about a party r asked Petet Gnome. "I haven't had a good part) in ever so long, ros most particularly anxious for one." "So am I." said Blllie Brownie. And then Peter Gnome and Blllie BrovnK hugged each other and fell down In tne soft, white snow, which they thought was a great Joke. 'Shall It be a big party or a small party r asked Blllie Brownie. "Oh. lefa have a big party," said Peter Gnome, "with costumes and everything." "Everything meaning a supper, I surpose," said Witty Witch. "Would you all like to have supper In my cave?" 'We'd love to," said Peter Gnome. 'And will you tell us stories after ward?" asked Blllie Brownie. "To be sure I will," said Witty Witch. "When will you have the party? I must get ready, you know." 'Let's have It tomorrow afternoon. on rew xeara day, said Blllie Brownie. "That will give us time to send out the Invitations and to make ready." On the following day at three o'clock Peter Gnome and Blllie Brownie were seen having a make-believe fight by all the guests who were arriving. Peter Gnome ats trying to shove Blllie Brownie out of the way. And can you guess the reason why? Blllie Brownie was dressed up to look like the old year and Peter Gnome was dressed to look like the new year. To be sure the new year had not really ar rived, but that didn't make any dif ference for the party. After Peter Gnome had succeeded lc getting Bil lie Brownie out of the way and hid. Ing him behind a tree, he said In a loud voice: "This is New Tear. I am 1920. Thjit is I aja (Jressfid to look like I526.w ATl the fairies and brownies and elves and gnomes called out to everyone else: "A happy New Tear. A happy New Tear to all." And Blllie Brownie, who had his regular little brown suit under the Let's quit lyin' fer one year an' see how it works out. Let's quit complainin' t' th' butcher. ) Lefa coax our gentlemen friends f go back f real mustaches now that th' war's over. lliiWi Let's resolve f remain in our seats 'till a vaudeville show's over. Let's resolve t quit stallin'.-Abe Martin In Indianapolis News. New Year's Then and Now. As long as people can remember, there have been New Tear parties. The old Romans gave theirs In honor of Janus, the two-faced god. One face looked back at the old, spent year, and one face looked forward to the new, fresh year. They gave presents to him and to each other with the hone, that the new venr would h good to them. Some of the people who lived long ago waited until the end of March to celebrate the New Tear, since that was the time that the trees and grass began new life. The Per sians still exchange presents of eggs ,t New Tear's. Just as we do at Eas ier. But the rest of us now do our giving of presents at Christmas. Par ties, though, we may give to each oth er on January 1. In Scotland and Bn gland everybody calls on everybody lse New Tear's day, and drinks punch. Here In America calling has gone out of style, but If we do noth . Ing more, we at least shout "Happy New Tear" to everybody we meet on oew lenr s morning. What Will He Write? Momrom udies 9 9 In turning over a p new leaf, be sure $j to lay a 1,000- $ pound weight on 9 it, so it won t fly $ back. $ Having a Make-Believe Fight. tunny old suit he wore to make hla look like an old man, came out again, without his long white hair he'd had to make him look like the old year. Of course he couldn't miss the party, and so Peter Gnome and he arranged that he should be the old year Just long enough to bring In the New Tear with a lot of fun and excitement and merriment. Peter Gnome was wearing a bright golden suit with a golden crown. He had little wings attached to his feet and he wore golden curls. He looked very young, and very funny, because he still looked like a little gnome in spite of all his extra touches. But the joke of the party was the arrival of the Oaf family. They came dressed as golden but terfties. "Butterflies In winter," said Petei Gnome. "That is a Joke." They flew about In their lovely cos tumes and a few wore black and gold costumes which made the golden but terflies appear all the more like summer. "We thought we'd have a Joke," said the Oaf family. "And so we're here dressed as summer butterflies." And then they noticed that Witty Witch and old Mr. Giant, who had just arrived, were dressed like two cocoons. "They go ahead of us and burst Into butterflies," they called. "We're the only cocoons left." And after they had played and frolicked they went to Witty Witch's for supper and a story-hour. A LINE TO WINDWARD. J-1 NdNT ?LAY HMW NO Mope YEARS MERELY LIFE'S CHAPTERS Offer Opportunity for Each of Us to Write Therein a Record Better Than the Preceding. THE coming year lies spread like the white plain that sweeps from the roadside to the distant forest where the gray squirrels are making tracks In the light snow. On this white sheet a lit tle record may be written; not a full life story, but merely a brief chapter or two, like the chapters of squirrel life that may be read by one who to day ventures into the white forest. It is a great mystery that lies ahead, a treasure house of endless possibili ties. The span of a -man's life Is short; shorter in absolute measure ment than the spaa of a year. For each year, when October fades Into November, has wrought completeness. No human life can bring completeness. It cannot bring completeness of knowl edge or completeness of happiness or completeness of good works. The best man can do, in his poor, limited way, Is to glean as much wisdom and win as much happiness and do as much good as the number of his days per mits. When the human October fades It may thus be rich and peaceful and without the scars of stormy days or the blight of wasted days and without undue regret that what should have been seen and known and done has not been seen and known and done. A TEAR'S completeness Is but a xl twelvemonth. Our human incom pleteness covers many twelvemonths, How fortunate that each dawning year means a new opportunity to live and learn. Again and again we may take up the thread and advance toward the goal of apprehension. We may study God's works and year by year come nearer to an appreciation of them. We can never fully appreciate them, for -ur minds are finite, and they are In finite. But each succeeding year Is a I new opportunity. It offers the perfec tion of completeness, and by even a partial comprehension of Its fullness we may move toward fulfillment of the measure of our lives. "I am not afraid," said Thoreau, "that I shall exaggerate the value and significance of life, but that I shall not be up to the occasion which It is. I shall be sorry to remember that I was there, but noticed nothing remarknb-j not so much as a prince in disguise ; lived In the golden age a hired man; visited Olympus even, and fell asleep after dinner, and did not hear the con versation of the gods." O "That second resolution may coma In handy to save wy conscience r 1 9 X The new resolu tion will be simply the same old re solve broken with such frequency. 9 Little old lastyear's jj resolution is as good as any. and ( 9 9 ft 9 9 9 probably will wear fully as long 'as a new one. 9 9 Idaho phosphate rource exceef those of any other slate la the Union The available r-urv in two south- eastern counties run Into billions of tons. Operations at the Kmerold mine la the Tintic district, which for tit pnt ten days have l-vii hampered by a lack of cohL are going forward as usual. .V claws in m-ientilr pnwpei-llng has been enrolled at Hie iH-nver Oppor- unity iu-IiimiI for a count of twelv weeks' !iuly of ro-k forum t Ion and mineral l'M.nit. Gold production on the IUind in South Africa hu Ih-vii somewhat D tow normal ; during August, l'J It was Tmi.uiNt otiiu-v. uni the mouth previous TUTi.Ottl) ounce. Plans are being made at the Chief Consolidated property at Kureka, Utah, for l he InxtalliiiK of more pump equipment, -the inluriaUou to tuko place during the Christinus holiday. Oniric M. Scliwul) has acquired con trol of the United Zinc Smelting nr- IHtratloii. it was announced at New Vork a few days ago. M. It. Lixhher. ger has been elected president of the company. In drl Ing east on the 470-foot level of the Beaver Copper property in Beaver county, Utah, six Inches of ore has been encountered that curries a per cent sine, 11 per cent leud and 19 ounces in sliver. The prevailing oil excitement has struck Mlua. Nevada, and a small group of mining operators there has secured perpetual leases on about 5000 acres of oil land. In Colusa county, about eleven miles from Williams, Cal. Under the reorgunl.utlon plan for the old Lion Hill company at Ophlr the stockholders huve been given un til December 31, 1919, In which to ex change their stock for un equal num. ber of shares in the Ophir Metals com pany. . , The Utah state board of land com missioners has agreed to relinquish whatever cluliri it might have to 5564 acres of coal land In Carbon county to the Mllner interests officially the Carbon County Land company fot 8550,400. - r Through the resignation of J. L, Bt'ice, present general manager of the Butte & Superior Mining company, , whoso property is situated at Butte, Mont,, Cluirles Bocklng, present as sistant manager, will on January t become uui linger. ' . ! Excellent showings of silver or have been, developed the past summer oi uie rroaerty of the Xnierleuni Standi) rd MnllTj compffny, which to situuteS about Ten miles north of th Muncy Creek mine In the Schell Creek range, Spring Valley, Nevada. NE who loves only artificiality, who does not note the excellence of ths world he has been set to rule, firoves himself unworthy of his herlt aee. and is rmnlshed by bitter unrest HU life lacks the boon of contentment which includes all boons. There are. or course, tjie few whose mental scope Is too narrow for self-measurement They do not even know that they are discontented and may enjoy life as the ox enjoys life. They are fortunate. The unfortunate man Is the one who has, even dimly, an understanding that the world is good and beautiful and that he Is falling to reap the richness that Is rightly his. The coming year Is Indeed a great mystery, full of possibilities. Who ever has not watched and studied the w OW many of us are watt lyji tag for the opportunities II U ofthecomintf year! With J V how many of us Is tt the unuttered hope that tomorrow, next weer.nextmonth.thenext year may be as today in its priv ileges and opportunities, only far more abundant We axe told that the first day of the New Year isanappropriate time to form good resolutions. But the New Year is tomorrow, and there is a better time for such a taAK, and that time ts to day. Tor "now ts the accepted time." Buhop H. C. Potttt. passing years may begin today; it Is never too late. Whoever has long watched and loved the years will know that to his knowledge, however ripe, much will be added. He will ad vance a step nearer to the goal of con tentment, and In so advancing will In crease his human usefulness, his help fulness. THE year dawns on an earth red with blood, an earth torn with strife. It will be for most of the. peo ple of the earth a year of sorrow and of sacrifice. But for all this It will not be a bad year. Not half of civil lzed mankind but all mankind that has not forgotten the meaning of clvlllza tlon has been unselfishly, heroically engaged In the needful work of rid ding the world of a noxious parasitic growth, th poisonous fungus of mili tarism. For those who gave them selves to this essential work It will be a good year. For all who are suffer ing that the years to eome may brightness. April will spread h,et feast of flowers. June will display hei green perfection of beauty. August will offer the ripening grains; Octohei the laden orchards. The year will take no heed of the crime that has been done by man or of the vengeatict that marched Inexorably. r- POETS died In the trenches of Gfcl Hpoli and France, watching God's sunrise or the ylspy clouds Jn (he blue, British gentlemen caked with the mud of Flanders wrote detailed re ports of their observations of migra tory birds and of the effect of drum fire on bird life. French students anC scholars, bearded and dirty, made careful notes of the floa of the Meuse and the Somme. These men visited Olympus and did not fall asleep while the gods con versed. Neither did they permit the roar of man's fury to drown out ths divine voices. So it must be a good year that la ahead. There can be no bad years. The years are measured by God and not by the evil that men do. Joy That All Can Have. The Joy of living Is best found In the real success of life. Take away success and there's no Joy In life to one alive to opportunities and respon sibilities. No live man Is satisfied with mere existence, for he wants to con tribute something to the world's prog ress, the world's good. And it is In such contribution that real joy Is found, the satisfaction that comes from full reali zation that one has done what he could in the year given him. So this Is the joy this journal wishes every read er may have the coming year; and will have If they fully appreciate that the new year Is theirs, to make it truly a happy new year. Day Means Much to All. New Years suggest intimate personal views of self. The annual crop of good resolutions shows how near most people are to becoming radically bet ter. The day also bring a sense of the Inexhaustible resources of life. It la the door Into a wonderful future, new Inventions, new discoveries, new achievements, of social Justice and priv ilege and Joy for the masses of men be ft X lapplor and healthier the year will be W ,t cood vear. . , ' 1 - ... ..... . ,., M February will bring Its crystal t XA 9 e 4k a . lr you leave tt to the schoolboy New tYear's day is what comes be fore he has to go back to school. 9 9 9 9 9 9 wOold production for 1918 bhows a de elded d.W() fjoni VOlJ in the United r States from 1913 to 191T the pro (lucuou hus averaged annually about! 4,450,000 ounces. Last yeur the outi put amounted to 3,313,373 ounces ; lust yenr It was 4,479,050 ounces and in 1&7. 4.051.440 ounces. f ' - i , Sliver production for the TInltt.,1 SlaTes In ifll amounted to 67,819,139 ounces. Production hasTpeen gradual- ' ly decreasing since 1915, when It amounted to 74,901,075, ounces'. At that time the average price of silver was 50.7 cents, whereas In 1918 the aver age price was $1 per ounce. According to reports, the Black Metal property has encountered a body of the richest ore that has been found in the old Jackrabblt district, In Ne vada, since the early days. It Is de clared that there Is now thlrty-flva tons of ore out for shipment that will average $250 a ton In silver, gold and lead. The cold weather of the past weeh has been a handlcup to mining and milling operations, especially in the northwest. Operutlons at several con centrators and mills were stopped. In the Wallace, Idaho, district, with the shortage of water, it has taken con siderable effort to keep the flumes from freezing. The fire which has been burning in the Homestake mine at Lead, S. D., since September 25 has been extin guished by flooding. It was necessary to flood the mine only to the 600-foot level. The mine Is now beinar ranidlv unwatered and milling operations have already been resumed on ore being mined from the upper levels. Au Increase of 65 per cent In the number of miners killed in the coal -nines of Utah based on the number of tons produced Is shown In a statement Issued by the department of mine in spection of the Industrial commission. The number killed Is 25 compared with 19 in 1918, when the production of coal was almost 1,000,000 tons greater than this year. In the course of its plan of Uquida tlon, the Las Vegas Tonopah rail road, tbe "Clark road," gold the t-nu-trolling Interest In the Bullfrog Gold field ruilroad to Althouse & La raniio of New York, thus severing all connec tion of the so-called Clark interests in the affairs of the Bullfrog Gold field, according to latest advices. Discovery of a bedded deposit of high-grade carbonate ore, four feet In thickness, Is reported from the Silver ing Consolidated mine at Park City, Utah. It Is some distance south from the bedding opened In September, and Is surrounded by unexplored territory. The Ohio company brought In an other 3000-barrel producer lust week, -iccordlng to the Wyoming State Tri bune, In the same section as No. 2, -vhlch .'was brought in as the largest -iroducer In -the. field ond with" the sune production as the Lance creels laid.