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"Ring Out the Old,
Ring in the New!"
pr HoratlUß. qucm dlxlstl verum
juro citlua tenipus edax rerum.
et nos umtamur In lilts.
HoHN DICKINSON SHERMAN
IIE Latin lias a terse
an<l f " rc( * ful way of
putting things. Now,
HI the first quotation
illll above lias been ren-
HBjgi? ileroil in free-and-easy
nr
ol<i Man Horace, sprigged
■VL with bay
w\ Truly thou dost say, sir,
\ Tlm«- speeds faster on Its
■ \ way
Than the swiftest racer.
Ittr, but the Latin says It more
Hly: Crowned-with-laurel Horace.
■ you stiv Is true: Elies thun the
Hnst wind faster time the devour*
■ things.
Hd the second quotation above
Hf supplements the first by suy-
Hlmes change and we ure changed
Hof which suggests most forcibly
■time has destroyed the old-fnsh-
H method of observing several ot
Hmerican national holidays; that
Hmes buve changed and we in
H. there’s tin? Fourth of July, for
H>le. The old-fashioned Fourth
■entirely gone that we don't quite
■ what to do with the day. In the
Hya we used to twist the Lion’s
Hhen we didn't know what else
Abut since we fought side by side
■ the British in the Greut War,
■teems as out of place us do flre
■ere and the casualty list of small
■d'lts Just about the same with
■ Year’s Day. About all that’s
■*tato listen to the whistles blow*
■ midnight and to muke good res-
F* 8, "’hut changes the day
since lirst Americans begun
■wbrntion!
•erira’s celebration of New Year’s
■ owes nothing to Puritan New
■®*h In the North New York, be*
■>otch, was the center of New
■* gayety. The South, being Eng
■ ut not Puritan, also celebrated
■Plastically. The custom of niak*
■improbably Is as old us civilized
■ B u likely i hat It originated
■*® e ®tly in almost every clime,
joe European chieftains used to
■*ew Year's" apart as a day on
■ 'ey would condescend to re
■ übstnntii.i tributes from their
■Y K*- Queen Flizaheth re-
E * ew 'curs calls every year,
E * ~lw» .v« much rivalry be-
Ennno» ~,l, hilaius courtiers ns to
E" ? 1 nn « l value of the gifts
L f ? U J he.st-w upon tlie virgin
|g,f u . ,' v " s " n » New Year’s Day
I, , a ]h‘ r hileigh gladdened the
Bk at b! " 1,1 a memorable pair
■worn llrßt ever ID ude
■ w «rn in England.
I Yenr? d t V,° CUBto,n °Y making
I before ? ,ta ,lad been K ener »il
lerdnm l l< i Beltle ment of New
ierlamk 8 ? d the ““tlves of the
iWbrl.l i ho , Can,e to ,Ive ,n «‘e
l Am. a g,,t the Proctice with
tj to *;; ° f , course, they had
Pof 1).,. U , D< —for who ever
|an ot ‘'l'™ " lm <*‘<l •><■« take
Ito th!\ r Htomuchs?
L cen t u rv b tT inn,ng of the Nlne *
r«n°c ,e '- v,,lcul New Year’s
Lt becam ’ u m ' l B ||, >orly custom.
LfetaTS ul rr v,,n ™ decreed
anv.b , " bßerve <l «n every
koL ,h< ! '«™try.
Las had J" " ~f BU, '<' housc-
F , M|W«t"w , " ir J " Cre the lloß, ‘
kotlicr In . 18 thelr rlv nlry. one
pfrestunc'nl ..a,?®'* of rlchl >' load
[ bibles and elegunce of
(??? ) ng s of Birds and Fishes
1 ,!mi h“" R,n " ?t " r <' c>f
It* lias f! t l ," rt,y 0,1 ‘lie Hlclit
oanroaVl™;". ,hl “ wlw
Harlaa «|„m' e 11, " < ‘ 8 11 " cfllclent
• Haattrihm " s " ,c 'vl., K 8 „f
the C fr ‘ ’”*«» '»■!« to the fact
* 0,1 the Project ml
tßt e*.,„ U ‘ r “tttfuce of tlie ,
•"M " lth models
the ; ' nl "T Hoes, he f„„„ ( i
y caused a sheltered .
toilet. The "beaux,” and ‘‘dandles."
and "gallants" attired tlu-mselves In
their best and started out early in the j
morning, culling first at the houses j
where matrons received, and afterward
upon the younger ladles. The drinks j
thut were offered at every house of
uny prominence were ardent and di
verse.
It was not until about the middle of
the century or thereabouts that the ,
abuse which finally led to the cum- I
tom’s decline began. For years the j
dandles rivaled one another In the i
length of their calling lists, and the j
culls soon caine to be nothing more j
than hasty gorglngs of cake and gulp-
Ings of wine.
Then the ladies—the matrons us J
well hm the. young women—began to
vie with one another In the number ot j
their cullers. This led to the most
extraordinary practices. Callers were
tecruited, drummed up. Cards an
nouncing that Miss This-or-That would
be "at home” on January 1 were -« nt
out almost indiscriminately. The Sun
day newspapers began to print list" of
those who would receive, and the
houses of those mentioned in the lists
were sure to be besieged by number
of men whom the ladles had never met
or heard of and desired never to meet
again.
Men would go calling in couples
nnd parties, and even in droves of
or more, remaining as short n time at
each stopping place as possible, and
announcing everywhere how many
calls they had already made, and how
many they expected to make before |
they finished. At every place they !
drank. The result was a most ap
palling assortment of "Jags” long he j
fore sundown, and a crowding of the |
police stations at night.
This New Year’s observance finally i
beenme so utilised that it was called
u "national evil," and was attacked by j
reformers everywhere and ministers 1
thundered against It from the pulpit, j
Finally fashion set Its face against It I
und it died a gradual death.
Its place was taken after a while by j
eating nnd drinking In the restaurants,
und by the street carnivals.
If Croesus himself had come back
to earth and had visited New York—
or any big city in the country—in IWW. j
he couldn’t have got a seat in any
restaurant of note after ten o’rloek the ;
night of December 111, for till his j
fubulous wealth. In fact, he probably 1
couldn't have got inside the door. |
Every table was engaged—at big I
prices nnd long In advance. Miners
had to get out at nine o'clock and l
area to appear back of the ray when
the model moved through the air. His
conclusion is that this sheltered urea
acts ns a force to drive the wing
hhoud when soaring.
“Saint Tammany.”
St. Tammany, the tutelary genius
of the famous Tammany Society or
New York city, was a fatuous In
dian chief, about whom many fancied
legends have gathered. He Is sa ‘
to have been ti native of Delaware.
After attaining his majority, St. Tam
CHEYENNE WELLB RECORD
' guards at the doors saw that nom* ex
those with credentials Rut in. 1 ntr
j lug the last hour of the Old Year the
i people feasted, and at the lirst stroke
| of the New Year everybody in every
j restaurant arose, wine-glass in hand.
and drank a health to the New Year.
■ It was comparatively quiet indoors,
hut the people in the streets made
noise enough to scare young 11HKJ.
Kvery sort of noise-muking implement
known to man except cannon and dy
namite houihs was in active use.
••(let your horns and ticklers!” was
the prayer roared hy thousands of
i fakers all evening # Trucks and
1 wagons
! ed with tin horns and thin sticks with
* i a hunch of hackle-feathers at the tip.
i If you were a real devilish New
’ ' Year’s humorist you proceeded like
i this: First, tickle some stranger un
j der the chin witli the feathers; then,
as he turned to protest, you blew the
horn In his face.
1 a universal custom of New Year’s
’ ' of those days was the carrier's New
| Year’s address. This was often In
‘ j rhyme If the carrier or any of his
“ ' friends could string the Jingling
lines together or lind an old carrier’s
' ! address to copy. Such verses as these
| were popular;
» Tills day devoted now to mirth.
! To open house and social hearth,
1 New friendship mounts on niry wings
And fch.-s m r tuneful harp new strings.
‘ While plenty spreads a festive hoard,
. ‘ of win,- ami food and ample hoard,
i In id I- ticSH and laughter gay.
Tr. . pad the hoiim this happy day.
• . •: i• ■ ■ hose snowy feet
■ I Still must paci* up the snowy street.
' 1 give to him u moment's lived,
.sip. ho «!on- this comfort needs,
\i,d to your ample, a viul store
t , : ~j,, hud a • lo.ied door. etc., etc.
j» lV ippi j |,ere wire strong indicn
iiims of a saner celebration <T New
y,. il| S The feasting in restaurants
vv Year's F\c was still ill full blast,
witli singing anil ilunrlng utlili-U. But
ir.i-1 Ilf (In. Inn:- i«> hull ordered
111,. |.l ii-i> 11l I‘llf<>ri'i‘ u “..line" celeliril.
i,on ~n Hie siti'iis In .•"ii.eiiueni-e
Ihere was less lloise :iltd rowdyism out
jof doors. Clucag . for instance, for*
i Imde horns, confetti anti ticklers.
Cleveland probably had the “sanest”
New Year’s Kve In 1»W. That city
„, lV( i t| u » New Year a “community
greeting." in keeping with the spirit
of community Christmas celebrated a
week before. Twelve hands, with 280
musicians, were massed In the public
square. To an audience of thousands
I they played hymns and patriotic airs,
j \nnounccnicnt by the police that the
midnight closing law would he en
forced rigidly cut hotel and restaurant
festivities down markedly. In Cin
cinnati the police had the promise of
every hotel, cafe and saloon keeper to
close promptly at midnight. Similar
conditions prevailed In Detroit and
Indianapolis.
Then came tho t.Jreat \Nnr. And
then prohibition.
S„ ;it present the celebration of New
I Year’s Kve and New Year’s Day Is be
twixt and between.
j what will it he ten years from now?
j And what a century hence?
nwnv removed in the bunks of tlio
Ohio where lie become Hie scent
of Ills tribe, nn'l ncijiilreil o
wide reritttnllon for nlsilnnt. firmness
iiml tut I""- Arcorillnif t° tra<lJ
li,.n lie slb'iieil the treaty with Wlb
limn I'eiin. noil nns cliosfli by the
t r(J oi,s of Wiislilnyton ns pi iron smut
In plnee of SI. Oenritc. Ill" prlnel
pill iiinxliii nil" "Unite. In pence for
mutual linpplness; In nnr for tnnttinl
defense." FotVJHint renson lie mis
culled "UiUnt" does not nppcnr In t.iiy
of the literature nhout him.
PROGRESSIVE
PROSPERITY
By
CHRISTOPHER
G. HAZARD
(©. 1922, Western Newspaper Union.)
AS WE look Into the Immediate
future and greet a New Year
there is one figure that we
want to see upon the field of
history, the figure of prosperity.
It may be that we think that
we do see it while we are really
gazing upon a mirage. Hope al
ways tells a flattering tale and Is
rendy to he the father of thoughts.
Imagination is akin to faith, hut
requires no real basis. If our op
timistic outlook is warranted It is
so because we can believe in a
prosperity that Is to he real be
cause it will be the product and
the possession of us all.
fj Civilization is the sum of co-op
■■eratlve Intelligence. All the capital
In the world could not mine coal
without miners, nud all the miners
In the world could not do It with
out capital. Idle wealth has proved
no more than accumulated useless
ness in eastern countries; men
linve starved to death in the midst
of vast but unappreciated natural
resources. While the employment
of money ami the wise direction of
lnhor have given to the West Its
Immense advantages of social nnd
economic riches nnd well being.
fJJllussla Is perishing under the in-
of a stagnant communism
that takes away the incentives of
progress, banishes leadership, lives
upon past accumulations while
they last, nnd starves afterwards.
The interchange of abilities Is cut
off, the social circulation of neces
sary differences In people is nr
rested, the rewards of a genius for
affairs are withheld, production Is
ended nnd prosperity lynched. It
Is like a vnst body wherein there
Is no circulation of social life
blood.
IJjAmerlcn lias thriven nnd must
* thrive upon the largest encourage
ment of individualism that a true
collectivism admits of. When th«
crew cannot nnvigate the ship
there Is no advantage In killing
the captain. It Isn’t necessnry to
have tyranny In order to have a
captain, hut society nnd business
must have lenders and govertjoiis,
and there cannot be two cnptalns
on any ship.
U[ After all, men hnrdl.v expect to
■* pass for more than they are worth.
The real kick in our democracy In
against false differences. Ours is
the land of a fair chance. It is
the home of opportunity. No crust
keeps merit down. In on Inter
change of values every one here
has had nnd must have a chance
to make the most of himself.
#J|!n doing this he will need nnd
j*use his fellows. No one ever sue*
reeded yet In being great or pros
perous as a hermit. We climb up
upon each other. It takes us all to
ntntap and to keep civilization. A
man owes himself nnd his fortune
to society In a very large degree.
Are we not all members of a great
and wealthy body politic, wherein
no one can live to himself or die
without loss to the rest?
{IT Let n dozen men. each man ow-
J»ing his neighbor five dollars, sit in
a circle. Let one of these take a
five-dollnr bill from his pocket and
pay his debt to the man next to
idm. Let this man pay his neigh
bor nnd the next man pay Ids until
the bill shall have gone round the
circle and returned to the man
who started it on Its round. This
man may return the bill to his
pocket with the happy conscious
ness that lie has paid his debt nnd
also received what was due him.
nnd that every other man In the
group has the snnie satisfaction.
But if the first man had not started
the bill going there would linve
been no such results. lie would
then have illustrated Russia, In
stead of America.
{TTThe secret of civilization Is the
j irculatlon of nblllty. It Is the
secret of prosperity. Let every
man circulate his worth to society,
so shall there be a true commun
ism, nlso a true capitalism. There
Is a conundrum which asks why
one should prefer a dollar hill to
a gold dollar. The answer Is, •‘Be
cause, when you put it into youf
pocket you double It, nnd when
you take it out you find it In
creases.” Prosperity progresses ns
we pass on what we are nnd have.
A TIMELY RESOLUTION
“Ralph,” pnhl his father, “what good
resolutions nre you going to nmke for
(he new year?”
“I’m not going to fight with Frank
11oss any more,” replied Ralph.
“I’m glad to hear that, my boy,”
<nld his father; “but CfUd jrou
make that resolution?”
“ ’CniiKP," was the answer, “I al
ways get licked.” \>
H ¥ i; U
COMES AND G OES
The record shows that tlm old vepr
goes out nml the new yenrVdmeiT In*
regardless of who Is looking, so you
might nsClAfttet your usual steeu.
a Hundred Calories
in About 9-f-
EAT a box of little raisins when
you feel hungry, lazy, tired or
I faint.
In about 9% aeconda a hundred
calories or more of energizing nutri
ment will put you on your toes again.
For Little Sun-Maids are 75%'
fruit sugar in practically predigested
form—leruloae, the scientists call it.
And levulose is real body fuel.
Needing practically no digestion, it
gets to work and revives you quick.
Full of energy and iron—both good
and good for you. Just try a box.
Little Sun-Msuds
“Between-Meal” Raisins
tsc Everywhere
i
Ruinous.
Hoy—lluy I lint car second hand?
Dey—No. My wife and son have
, been* driving It.—New York Sun.
Watch Cutlcura Improve Your Bkln.
On rising and retiring gently smear
the face with Cutlcura Ointment.
Wash off Ointment In five minutes
with Cutlcura Snap and hot water. It
Is wonderful what Cutlcura will do
for poor complexions, dandruff. Itching
and red rough hands. —Advertisement.
Only those who travel In the straight
and narrow path can he depended upon
to give us straight goods.
Important to Mothers
Examine carefully every bottle of
CAHTOKIA, that famous old remedy
for Infants and children, und see that It
In Use for Over SO Years.
Children Crwfor Fletcher’s Castoria
And some men are Just prominent
enough to attract people who have gold
bricks to dispose of.
’ "My b«*u l» «* putScuhr,
About the wojr I’m dressed;
IjjH] So Maggie use* Faultless Starch,
Igsfegg! i —. So 1 can look my best.”
jpP HIFMi !
lAm Changes Last Yearns Frock to Wfew
IW W Putnam Fadeless Dyes—dyes or tints as you wlst^ )
Growing Cattle RaifngsJj! A ;
mi a Happy Home cjF'Ybur Own j
Prosperous Farms and Happy Hooks await those who are i
desirous of enlarging their present resources aqd securing for tr »
themselves homeMp a country that, wjige ydfc ID its infancy, has AWffß
mqde itself famous by the quality of the grain it produces and by the wHH
excellence of its live stock. ijftß »
There are MUHeoa el Acres " II r
of the higheet clms of eoll available lor the rant whom abject in lit. to to bMomwfrie*. yAB <
own landlord. and obit wlahaa to ahara In the opportunity which baa *j»an wealth to
the thouaanda wr" Americana who. bavin* aUitcd on WouonCanada farma urithi but
Upon lh«e« Unde cm be grown the boat of whmt. not. Hal, araaa. hay, loddai «
You enti'l always estimate n womun'*
avoirdupois by her sighs.
No dentist should luirl defiance in
the teeth of the putlent.
Sure Relief
FOR INDIGESTION
6 Bell-ans
DBiTtt Hot water
%nr rrm '\ Sure Relief
Bell-ans
AND 75j PACKAGES EVERYWHERE
CURB COLOSr'IA GRIPPE
tmJt+Bman fa 3/Kuf
■ — QUININE —i
Standard cold remedy world over. Demand I
box bearing MtyHiU's portrait and signature.!
At AU Drvjgiata—30 Cents ]■

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