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1 RESEARCH SHOWS THAT IT !S OF VAST ANTIQUITY. Commonly Accepted as the Sign of Good Luck Traces Found In Records of Every Known Race. Washington. The Swastika is the oldest known symbol, having Its origin In the cross and the circle. As far back in the night of time as we are able to trace the records of man's life on the globe by trie sculptured re mains of temples and pillars we find the cross and circle, painted on an cient pottery, broidered on sacred vestments, sculptured on ruined monu ments and figuring In the religious mysteries of all races. To form an estimate of the age of the Swastika we must look back, archaeologists tell us, to the period of time when the.pole star was In Cyg nus, 17,000 B. C, apparently that of the fipst conception of the zodiacal year. While the Swastika Is held In com mon acceptation to be a lucky and The Zodiac and the Swastika. auspicious object, meaning to thou sands simply good luck, It Is Interest ing to trace the origin of the belief and find why for ages upon ages it has been so held by races widely di vergent in place and time. It may be safely asserted that in vestigation of the records of every known race has revealed traces of the Swastika. It has been found on the potiery of the mound builders in Mis sissippi, showing identity of des.'gn with symbols from India, in what is called the Swastika sitting position oí the Hindus and those of the Mayas and Aztecs, while in the re mains of the prehistoric race of lake dwellers in Switzerland the Sistres Is Identified with the staff of jingling bells held in the hand of a statue of Buddha In India on whose base is a row of Swastikas. It appears on the foreheads of gods in temples and on the walls of the cave temples in India, and also on Brahmin mountains. It p placed on the breast of the dead in. Thibet, and ornaments the petticoats of the women of that country. It is shown in the ruins of Algeria and on the bronze ingo's of aborigines in Ashantee. In our own America numberless ruins give testimony to the antiquity of this symbol. In 1901 Dr. Berson, a German sa vant., discovered the ruins of an Aztec temple In which he reports "constant ly finding the Swastika in its primeval, in its derived and in Its. highly advanced forms," in his opinion posi tively identifying them with an age prior to that of Enoch. Although greatly obscured since the days of the "Divine Dynasties," yet we owe to the Egyptians the preserva tion of many of these symbols and the recovery of many of the truths so veiled. Each of the many discoveries of archaeologists In Egypt at the pres ent time Is proving a rich treasure to those who hold the astral key of Inter pretation. These spiritual truths became in eourse of time materialized and, losing Bight of the real mysteries, the sym bols became objects of worship. Hence In this day we see this grandest of all cosmic symbols dergraded in popular estimation to a charm or amulet worn to bring "good lucV From the illustration some idea of the formation of the Swastika and its relation to the zodia,c is seen, the outer rim being the "wheel" of Ezekiel, and the four beasts forming the arms of the cross, named in the Bible as the bull (Taurus), the Hon (Leo), the eaglo (Scorpio, anciently symbolized as an eagle), and the man (Aquarius). These "beasts" correspond to the four elements, so called, of earth, air, fire and water, which are the foundations of the manifested universe. Cabalistically the Swastika corre sponds to the number ten.. Ten has al ways been esteemed the number of the Deity.' The number one expresses "the universe visible," and tbe cipher at its right hand "the infinite vast," which we cannot conceive. The Rosi crucians referred the highest and most abstract ideas of number to the ten emanations of the. Deity, for in them they recognized "the key to all things." SAVED FROM MATERNAL WRATH. FORMER WATER BOY RUNS ROAD Patrick H. Houlahan Promoted to General Manager of Alton. Chicago. Patrick Henry Houlahan, general superintendent of the Chicago & Alton and the Toledo, St. Louis & Western railroads since January 1, 1908, has assumed the duties of his re cent promotion general manager of two great combined railway systems, with headquarters in this city. From a water boy and track hand in 1870, to one of the country's most prominent railroad men in 1908, has been the experience of Mr. Houlahan, and each step he has taken in his up ward climb has shown him to be the possesor of those qualities of pluck and energy which are the essentials of really forceful men. Mr. Houlahan was born March 13, 1855, at Ottawa, 111., and at the age of 12 years entered the railway mail service. In 1870 he was a water boy and track hand on the Ottawa, Oswe go & Fox River Valley road. Later he was employed on the same road in various position's from track hand up to baggageman and station agent. In 1875 to 1880 he was brakeman and conductor on the Chicago & Alton, and in 1881 was promoted to assistant trainmaster of the St. Louis division. On July 1, 1884, he was appointed trainmaster of the St. Louis division of the Burlington system; May to November, 1886, master of transpor tation, Missouri and Kansas division, St. Louis, Arkansas & Texas railway. From November, 1886, to April, 1890, trainmaster, and April, 1890, to May, 1891, assistant superintendent; May, 1891, to June, 1892, superintendent west division; June, 1892, to Decem ber, 1904, superintendent, Hannibal & St. Joseph railroad. From December, 1904, to date, Mr. Houlahan has been general superin tendent of the Toledo, St. Louis & Western, and from January 1, 1890, also geaeral superintendent of the Chicago ft Alton Railroad Company. Small Per Cent, of Exports. Of an annual output of manufac tures valued at $15,000,000,000, we ex port only about five per cent., and if from this amount we deduct such near ly crude manufactures as copper, pe troleum and its products, iron and steel in bars, pigs and rails, we have an export of the more highly finished products of only about three per cent, of our total manufactures. Oldest Park In America. New York city has one public park that is 250 years old, and that is Bowl ing Green, which was the playground of the first Dutch settlers. Growth of German Baptists. The German Baptist Brethren have organizations In 41 of the states with 1,154 churches, an increase of 5& over the laBt report. Boys' Fervent Prayer Was Answered In the Nick of Time. A suburbanite Is fond of telling this story of his five-year-old son Bobby. Being of an inquiring turn of mind the youngster one day managed to turn on both faucets in the bathtub to see what would happen. It chanced that the stopper was in place, and the tub rapidly filled up, to the great de light of Bobby. Finally, however, the tub became so full that it threatened to overflow on to the floor, and Bobby, haring a proper respect for the mater nal slipper, became frightened and tried vainly to turn off the water. Be ing unable to, for some reason, he gazed tearfully at the ever-rising flood, and then, mindful both of his religious training and the occasional visfts of the plumber, he plunged down on. his knees, and his elder sister, who hap pened to be passing at the moment, heard him exclaim, fervently: "O, Lord, please stop this water running! And, O, Lord, if you can't do it, please send somebody that can!" His prayer was answered, for his sister rose to the occasion and turned off the water and temporarily saved Bobby from the much-feared slipper. Had Been Attended To. An Italian went up to the civil ser vice commissioners' rooms in the fed eral building the other day to be ex amined for a laborer's position. He answered most of the questions cor rectly. Finally they asked him if he had ever been naturalized. He seemed a bit puzzled, but at last his face light ed up. "Ah, I know whata you mean. Scratcha de arm. Yes, lasta week." Philadelphia Ledger. DROPPED COFFEE Doctor Gains 20 Pounds on Postum. A physician of Wash., p. C, says of his coffee experience: "For years I suffered with periodical headaches which grew more frequent until they became almost constant. So severe were they that sometimes I was almost frantic. I was sallow, consti pated, irritable, sleepless; my mem ory was poor, I trembled and my thoughts were often confused. "My wife, in her wisdom, believed coffee was responsible for these Ills and urged me to drop it. I tried many times to do so, but was Its slave. "Finally Wife bought a package of Postum, and persuaded me to try it, but she made It same as ordinary coffee and I was disgusted with the taste. (I make this emphatic because I fear many others have had the same expe rience.) She was distressed at her failure and we carefully read the di rections, made it right, boiled it full 15 minutes after boiling commenced, and with good cream and sugar, I liked it it invigorated and seemed to nourish me. "This was about a year ago. Now I have no headaches, am not sallow, sleeplessness and irritability are gone, my brain clear and my head steady. I have gained 20 lbs. and feel I am a new man. "I do not hesitate to give Postum due credit. Of course dropping coffee was the main thing, but I had dropped it before, using chocolate, cocoa and other things to no purpose. "Postum not only seemed to act as an invigorant, but as an article of nourishment, giving me the needed phosphates and albumens. This is no imaginary tale. It can be substanti ated by my wife and her sister, who both changed to Postum and are hearty women of about 70. "I write this for the information and encouragement of others, and with a feeling of gratitude to the inventor of Postum." Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read "The Road to Well- vllle," in pkgs. "There's a Reason." Ever read the above letter? A new one appears from time to time. They , are genuine, true, and fuj( pf human Interest, Wheels. He was a great inventor. "The thing I am working at now," he began, stroking his thin beard with a thinner hand, "will be a boon to ev ery family and will startle the whole world. In fact, it will put the alarm clock trust out of business. The idea is simply specially prepared tablets that help you to get up In the morning. For instance, if you want to arise at 5, you take five tablets; if you want to get up at 6. take six tablets, and so on." "But how will it affect the alarm clock trust?" "Why these tablets will cause a ring Ing in the ears at exactly the hour de sired " But the little crowd could wait to hear no more and hurriedly disbanded. Harper's Weekly. A Few Years Hence. Mrs. Knickerbocker (boastfully) My ancestors came over on the May flower. Mrs. Van Scadds (pityingly) Too bad, so slow and such wretched accom modations, too! Now, mine waited and came over on the Luistania first cabin at that. Matrimonial Repartee. He Why, oh, why was I ever foolish enough to marry? She Don't ask me! I gave up that same conundrum long ago. Denver Directory A $40" Saddle for $28 c.o.d. 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