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Wfc« ihe Ottfit gloom o'er ttatMal'4 tomb
Son of Maa wa^rent,
And U* mp*k right of the dswn light
through °e«t«ra ahadowa aptnt.
When «i* terror their error wmk'd the inwhnwj
.from, their tl«ej „. ..
the grieving, bat believing, women •ought
hi* grave to weep,
Then were given forth' from
may not understand,
For the-token aeal waa broken by an unaecn apirit
An* the waiting and the hating aoldiera aaw the
blase thai shone
From high heaven o'er the riven and rejected
Then the mystery and majesty of Christ, the
Lord, was shown,
And the living power giving him the whole
world for his throne, "."'•
For the Risen One from prison of the graveS&me
-forth a King -r'
O'er the evil and the devil and the death law's
And the fearful, coming tearful, saw the Angel,
heard him say,
"He who slept here ia not kept here he hath
gone his sovereign way!"
Sudden, glorious and victorious, came the fullness
of their joy,
And their sadness leaped to gladness that no
doubt could e'er alloy!
So the event of that moment to all people comes
In the stories and the glories of the messages of
And the yearly anthem clearly sounds the resur
And the yielded soul is shielded in the Christ
life's holy calm!
I AN EASTER FANTASY.
The Old vSuit—How d'ye do, Mr
SpickenspauV Let me welcome you to
Th N Suit--I'm
you, Mr. Passe
on together very
heaven things we
pleased to meet
I trust we shall get
The Old Suit—Don't worry yourself
about that, dear boy. We shan't get
on together at all.
The N Suit—Why. I hopo you—
The Old Suit—There, there. I beg of
you, don't misunderstand iue, for I
rather like your looks. You are right
up to date. But. as I said before, we
shan't get on together.
Th N Suit—And not?
Th Old Suit—Simply because our
master can only wear one of us at a
time, don't you see?
Th N Suit—Oh! Ha ha! Deuced
ly clever, doncherknow! I suppose
that is what is called a Joke, eh? You
will have to coach me, old chappie, for
as yet I'm a bit unused to the a
of the world.
Th Old Suit—Oh, you'll get on to all
the wrinkles soon enough. It didn't
take me very long to do so. You
wouldn't think it to look at me now.
but I was brought home here the day
before last Easter looking like a
dream, nnd now—
Th N Suit—And now?
.The Old Suit—Now, I've every symp-'
torn of a Welsh rabbit nightmare. Look
at these shiny spots on my elbows.
Ah, my boy, if you could realize how
much it cost our master to make these
elbows shine so resplendently! If you
"LOOK* AT THESE SHINY SPOTS ON MY E
but many times he has said,
"That's good!" as he dragged the cards
toward him for his deal, rubbing dis
consolately the while these sleeves
against the green cloth! Excus these
weeps. Some of my recollections are
very bitter ones.
Th N Suit—Come, come, old chap!
Don't take on so! Don't get so down
in the knees about it^
Th Old Suit—So you have noticed
the drooping expression of my knees,
have you? A the causes 'which
led to their downfall were happier
ones! Yes, my boy, the happiest mo
ments of my life were moments my
master spent upon his knees and mine!
I can hear him yet. "Ah, fairest crea
tion of sweetest loveliness, my heart,
my fortune and my future "are all yours
—yours! Will you be in And I
can see her turn he incandescent light
her beautiful eyea flatt upon as
"Taka CboUjrr Ofc.lt
W a a sent back
he N Snit—But surely on don't
^espalr Yon will see a a of he
world formerly, on not?
he OTdTSnit—No myliappfeefliotirti
are over now Fo & time to come yon
will do all the mlngUrig necessary, Just
as I dJdrwhen I as younjran hand
some. I vC1
N S it our*mT»iir re^
members you, .doesn't he?
Th O'ld Suit—Only, the tailoi
made me reminds' him of my ex
istence. W we lose our beauty we
are soon forgotten and neglected—noth
ing remains of us save an entry on the
tailor's ledger and a moss covered and
Th N Suit—I'm afraid you take a
pessimistic of everything, old
The Old Suit—Pressimistic, my
pressimi&tic is the word. I've been
pressed so often that all my original
lines of beauty are lost. Th creases
and crow's feet of old a are over and
about me. I'm a baggy kneed, wrinkled
up old has been. I am being saved' up
for a rainy day—saved up for a rainy
day, a a
he N Suit—Oh, but I say. old
Th Old Suit—There's no use talk
ing, my boy I am older than you, and
I know from experience just at will
happen. You will be trotted out in the
bright sunshine and shown off before
an admiring multitude I will be trot
ted out when it's raining cats and dogs
and soaked to my innermost linings
with shrink producing liquids. You will
be hung.up- carefully with all sorts of
newfangled arrangements to support
you will be hung up at my uncle's
if my owner thinks he can get enough
on me to make the trip worth while.
You will be carefully groomed and
brushed every day I will be thrown
down behind a trunk and left there to
fret my life away until some day a
tramp will come along and I will go to
join the army of the unwashed. Oh, it's
the old, old story of the survival of the
fittest! You are new and elegant,
therefore the fittest. Twigg vous?
The N Suit—Then there are many
happy days in store for me, you think?
The Old Suit—Oh, yes lots of them.
Pretty soon you will be taken out to
see all the lovely girls our owner
knows, and probably you will be per
mitted to put your arm around some
of their, waists, while I shall t)e le*ft
alone here in the darkness, with noth
ing to remind me of the good old days
except an unpaid florist's bill in my in
The N Suit—I'm jolly well sorry
for you, old chap. *I am—
The Old Suit—Don't mention it. Your
day of sorrow will come soon enough.
Your trousers will probably be the first
to get the turndown—mine were. By
the way are you American or Eng
The N Suit—English, old chap.
Th Old Suit—I thought your tone
as a trifle resonant. And then those
checks are formidable and foreign in
appearance. W Americans run more
to stripes. the prince?
Th N Suit—Very well, I fancy. 1
shall keep my trousers turned up, for,
doncherknow, he'll be reigning in Lon
don one of these days—ha! ha! Deuced
ly clever, isn't it, old chap? I a It
in Punch, and Punc says some beast
ly clever things. I remember another—
Th Old Suit—Pardon me. I don't
wish to be rude, but at did you
Th N Suit—I believe our owner
promised to pay 10 14s. for me,, and
blow me if I'm not worth it, eh?
The Old Suit (aside)—Yes, you've like
a singed cat—you're uglier than you
look. (Aloud) Well, he promised to
pay §46 for me—$6 down and the rest
when convenient. My tailor got the $6,
but it hasn't been convenient yet. I
hope your tailor has better luck. Of
course, though, the copyright laws will
protect him. Sh-s-s-s-s-h. here comes
our owner. It is Easter morning, and
he is going to take you out on the
highways. Good luck to you, my boy.
Pu on a bold front, and don't scare
the cable cars.
The N Suit—Goodby, old chap.
Very gjad to have met you. I'll see you
The Old Suit—About daylight proba
bly. I know him -better than you do.
Look out for the bobbies, and don't
get pinched.—New York Herald.
Br'er a it In China.
A fat, life sized rabbit, in warm tint
ed china, is intended to be placed on
the breakfast table on Easter Sunday
morning. Its ruby eyes have a wise,
wary look. It is no surprise to find
that the head /and shoulders of the
long eared Br'er Rabbit come off as a
lid, to show your breakfast provision
of boiled eggs within. The crouching
position of the rabbit is well copied. It
would scarcely startle you if bunny
leaped up and clicked his heels to
gether. Kee"pf the dish for eggs, but
when you make a, Welsh rabbit for Ahe
family on the chafing dish, late at
night, have the china bunny placed on
the table.—Newark Call.
he S in on E a
I went to church on Easter morn,
And peace was in my heart
I went to church to pray and sing
And do a Christian's part.
I beard'the organ peal as if
'Twere^l a ream I heard'
The preacher read his sermon, but
1 can't recall a word-
I didn't sing a single note
1 knelt, but didn't pray
The peace I had was gone, alaa,
Before I came awayJ
I do not know the maiden's naxnt \,
Nor what her thoughts may be
All that I know is that she sat
Across the aisle from me.
I went to church on Easter mom^' .,
To raiae my voice in praise— 10* "P^
Ah, why wfil women dress, themaelTcs •g&'i
In such bowiteUBff ways'? X-C
THE SPETOG SEASON.
€fc*refc Ovlfcia erf Xewstftte
ItttaMBtts**, aueel Hot Vaiartercwttear
~C—««!»•• irf^Qle iimtlesa
Baate unique a a the world's
festival periods in having its origin
claimed by many nations a races.
he Englis name of the day ia de
rived from that of the- Teutonic God
dess of Spring—Ostera* whose name
signified "The Arisen/ a mythical be
ing as worshiped before Chris
tianity as thought of.
The-Druids, who seem to have been
the only religious sect in Britain be
fore the Roma conquest, held yearly
a spring celebration In honor of the
vernal resurrection of the vegetable
world, and religious rites were part of
Similar observance* were general
among the older Asiatic races, and the
Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, as
well as the Teutonic tribes of Europe
in pre-Christian times.
The Jewish Feast of the Passover
bad for about a thousand years been
celebrated in the early spring, and the
early Christians, most of whom were
of the Hebre race, continued to cele
brate it in token of the saving of their
race Jro the tenth great plague which
immediately preceded the-exodus.
If as easy, therefore, for the early
Christians when they became organ
ized and began to celebrate certain^ an
niversaries of special meaning to them
to have Easter and its symbolism
adopted by all converts.
Th first name by which the .church
designated the day as Paska, or Pas
cha, a word the root of which is found
in both Hebre and Greek and signify
ing a sacrifice, and some derivative of
this word is still used in all European
countries. he word "Easter" is pe
culiar to English speaking nations only
and shows- that the Christian festival
as combined in early days with the
earlier ceremonies of the heathen God
dess of Spring.
For some 'time those believers in Je
sus were also Hebrew and loyal
to their race celebrated the anniver
sary of the resurrection and the Feast
of the Passover on the same day, find
ing in the incidents some significances
which seemed related to one another,
but the more precise of Christian faith
and the stricter adherents of the older
religion disagreed as to dates when
these chanced to be different, as often
they are, as both are determined by
phases of the moon after the vernal
equinox. The differences became so
great and earnest that not until the
fourth century of the Christian era did
the church, which by that time had be
come a compact organization, settle
upon the present method of determin
ing the date.
Like all other holy days, Easter soon
became a holiday. According to the
dictionary, the words' have the same
meaning yet. according to the people,
their meaning is vei-y different. In
some countries the people dance about
a heap of flowers at Easter in others
they distribute colored eggs and have
great "egg fights," in which the owner
of the hardest egg wins, and the other
egg js eaten by the victor. So a man or
boy with a very hard egg is able to ac
cumulate the basis of an Easter Mon
In some parts of England it is the
proper and necessary thing for women
to play ball on Easter Sunday. In other
parts of the same island a man has
the right to lift three times from the
ground any woman whom be may
meet, and woman must pay six
pence or a kiss for the attention, so
the local Sandow find themselves in
great luck, but on Easter Monday the
women have the right to retaliate in
In Ireland and elsewhere some good
people believe that the sun dances on
Easter morn, and those who stare long
enough at the glowing ball find their
eyes nervous enough to" see anything
of which they may be thinking.
In Russia many men and women
greet whoever they may meet on Eas
ter morning with* a kiss and the an
nouncement "The Lord is risen." A
distinguished American civil engineer
was thus greeted a few years ago by
an innocent and sweet faced chamber
maid at a hotel at St. Petersburg, and
no explanations would pacify the gen
One of the most significant and pic
turesque celebrations of the day is that
of the Moravian Christians, of
there are many congregations in the
United States. At Bethlehem, Pa., and
other towns where Moravians abound
some musicians with brass instru
ments go at earliest a to the roof
of the church and play music, signify
ing the calling forth of the dead. Th
people immediately flock to the church
and begin the service of the day, most
of it being musical. At a given signal
the entire congregation rise and, pre
ceded by the ministers and. trumpeters,
leave the. church and march to the
cemetery. In Moravian cemeteries all
the gfaves'tones are alike—small, flat
slabs laid upon the graves, "for," say
the simple, literal people, "in the grave
all men are equal." Th procedure of
the service is so timed t^at the musico
prayerful rejoicing reaches its highest
expression just as the sun rises.—New
A Eamter Gam or Children
A game in which the little ones are
interested is played with Easter eggs.
T*he eggs are put in bags, and each
child tries to break the egg of the ene
my by throwing hers against it. The
broken egg is taken prisoner by the
owner of the stronger one. One little
boy has his -eggs all colored and pack
ed away for Easter. They are named
for different shipfrof the United State*
navy. Ipte itttle sister's eggs are Span.
Ish ships.—Boston Glob& /Ulyp
Paul said to Timothy
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