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Interesting Features for the Entire Family
H Something to
By F. A.
TF YOU would get your full share of
happiness out of life, you must at
all times contribute happiness to
When a little cloud of doubt comes
between yon and your dearest friend,
or an angry word pops off unexpected
ly In a heated argument, hasten with
out delay to obliterate it. If you have
been at fault lose not a moment in
taking an apology.
Do not brood over imagined offenses,
for It la often that brooding adds fuel
to a flame which. If let alone, would
die out of its own accord.
Many lives have been utterly wrecked
and thousands of hopes blasted by
bestowing too much thought on petty
trifles and idle words whose meanings
had been so warped and twisted that
they became monstrous offenders, when
la reality they were mere feather
weight nothings.
There is an Innate proneness in all
of ns to sail under false colors and to
misjudge our most intimate friends,
so we turn our bucks upon the bright
and beautiful, head our frail craft to
ward darkness to make love to our
own ngly souls, while we bestow hate
upon the fair sonls of our intimates.
And while we habitually do these
absurd things, we become more and
Has a man like this proposed
to you?
Symptoms: You have seen
him in unsquirmable tight
places, in business, in games, in
his family. In his purse, and he
always gets out of everything in
a fine manner, you like the way
he handles things, life, and you
and himself. Yet he is anything
but good looking, everyone
thinks him "the last word," on
homeliness, has the ugliest girl
on earth lashed to the mast. He
la not deformed, just no Win
ter Garden beau. He's nuts on
"you,"ahdgi-s easy not 'to crack
them, he'd chute from an air
plane without a parachute if
you so commanded. You can't
make up your mind, though
your heart is made up.
What matter is it how be looks
If he doesn't have to look for a
Prescription to his bride:
Thank your stars daily for
5 such mnn. They are rare.
Absorb This:
by McClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
til sunshine filled the sky.
And the days were Ions.
Then we went, my heart and I.
Hun tins', with a sons
For a stsh.
Mow when nights are lone,
Aad the winds are high,
Qo we, though with faith less strong.
Hun tins, with a sigh.
For a song.
I Margaret TaadergrifL
A CAKE that can be given the chll
dren and one which they will like
Is prepared from bread sponge.
Bread Sponge Cake.
Take one and one-half cupfuls of
sugar, three-fourths of a cupful of
Shortening, two well-beaten eggs, one
fourth of a cupful of sweet milk, two
cupfuls of light bread sponge, three
cupfuls of flour, one tea spoonful of
oda, spices and raisins to taste. Mix
Cpfcp JOHN
YOU can't live on hope, of course.
But neither can you live with
out It
The surest sign of growing old is the
fading of hope.
The best indication that a man still
has youth and a future. Is the tenacity
with which he clings to bis hope.
You smile at the rainbow chaser, but
ha Is far more likely to get something
worth while out of life than tte cynic
r the pessimist.
Too, can't catch even a street car
without wanting to catch It, and you
wtO never catch even the rim of bap
ytaeas without hope.
Dont be afraid of hope. And don't
ho afraid to hope high, and hard.
Hake your hopes great enough, and
If yoa realize 25 per cent of them you
rHi finish far ahead of your neighbor.
The doiguboys who went to war hop
ing to voine home colonels or generals
Think About
more estranged and less inclined to
be reasonable.
Even while we are In these deplor
able humors, Hapr" 'ess stands smil
ing beside us, but we stubbornly refuse
to put out your arms to embrace her.
And in this manner we become an
eternal puzzle to ourselves and our
Who among the earthly hordes can
understand the human heart, always
pretending to seek Content, yet locking
the door when Content would enter
and abide in peace?
Preaching one thing and practicing
another has more to do with the cheer
fulness and the gloom of the world
than most of us suspect, yet many of
us, wittingly or Ignorantly, continue to
pursue the folly without pausing to
consider the result.
After all, happiness Is not far away,
but within our own doubting hearts,
and If we bemoan its loss with sin
cerity, all we have to do to reclaim it
Is to sacrifice pique and pride, and
pay court to it like a passionate lover.
(. 1922, by lfcClnre Newspaper Syndicate.)
1 . In Cent Ctr (t'frexnio. J
well, let rise and bake in a large bread
pan or in smaller leaves.
Stuffed Figs.
Figs are one of our most valuable
fruits and they are usually reason
able in price. Cut a small silt in the
stem-end of pulled figs and vork in
one or two blanched almonds. An
other nice filling Is a mixture of al
mond paste, walnut and hickory nuts
to which has been added enough
orange juice or cream to hold the mix
ture together. A portion of the soft
meat of the fig is removed and the
paste is then inserted with a pointed
spoon or knife. Press the opening to
gether and roll the flg In granulated
Coffee Custard.
Scald two cupfuls of milk with two
tablespoonfuls of ground coffee and
strain after the coffee is well steeped.
Beat three eggs lightly, add one-fourth
of a cupful of sugar, a pinch of salt,
one-fourth of a teaspoonful of vanilla
and the milk. Strain into buttered
molds, set in a pan of hot water and
bake until firm. Test by thrusting in
to the center a steel or silver knife ; if
It comes out clean, the custard is done
didn't all achieve their ambition.
But a lot of them came back lieuten
ants, and still more came back with
D. S. Cs and Croix de Guerre.
Those who went to war despondent
ly came back, most of them, but they
came back privates, and opportunity,
which they never hoped for, passed
them by.
Youth, which all men want to bold
as long as they can, feeds on hope.
A distinguished lawyer, seventy-five
years old, is today In Europe doing an
Important work for his country. He
will succeed, because though his phys
ical strength has waned, his hope
burns as high as ever.
You will have trials and discour
agements, and black hours, but hope
will carry you through them. Cling
to it and you will live and die with, a
youthful heart. Give them up and
desolation will cloud your autumn
years and despair will accompany
you to your grave.
(CoDVlsht tur John lajti
T'VE heard of men so awful mean
They'd skin a flea for hide ant1
tallow ;
Or lick a soup bowl slick and clean.
No matter If 'twere deep or shallow
I've heard of men so mean of heart
They'd squeeze down hard on ev'ry
Until the goddess fell apart
And was compelled to loudly "holler."
I've heard of men so mean and "near"
The thought of wear gave them keen
twinges, .
And so they climbed the fence for fear
To swing the gate would wear out
And once I knew a man so mean
His heart was wont to quickly fluttei
If children at his board were seen
To use molasses on bread and butter
But of all men described as mean
There's one who's worse than all th
others ;
His heart so small, his soul so lean.
That all good thoughts he quickly
He is so mean, and always was.
That as excuse for never giving
He says there Is no Santa Claus
And he's the meanest fellow living
J by Witt M. Maupin.)
and should be taken from the heat an
cooled at once.
Beat one egg slightly, add one-quai
ter of a teaspoonful of salt, one-quai
ter teaspoonful of baking powder, om
tablespoonful of cold water and suf
Sclent flour to make a stiff dough
Roll out as thin as a sheet of paper
dredge with flour and let dry, then rol
up and cut In strips. Drop Into boll
ing hot soup and cook ten to flfteei
A nice luncheon dish which may b
prepared from cooked noodles is at
follows: Line a buttered baking disl
with cooked noodles, pour over a cus
tard made of two beaten eggs, one cup
ful of milk, one-half cupful of finel;
minced ham, and one tablespoonful oi
minced parsley. Turn over the noodles
mixing well. Set Into a moderate ovei
and bake until the custard Is set.
(. 1322, Western Newspaper Union.)
A small patch of woods on a broat,
water; back of the woods, a Ilttl
clearing for garden and hen house
Some cackling, a little crowing. A boa.
and fishing near. A shelf of books
Including encyclopedia. A fairly silent
companion, much given to thought ant!
listening, but capable of occaslona
intelligent expression. Bunks In i
log cabin. My typewriter in a sunn
corner. A phonograph. Enough dol
Iars each week to insure the next, ant
well, that's about all. That's mj
Idea of living! Richmond Tlmea-Dla
. 1921. 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
ready to be the father of thoughts.
Imagination is akin to faith, but
requires no real basis. If our op
timistic outlook is warranted It Is
so because we can believe in a
prosperity that Is to be real be
cause it will be the product and
the possession of us all.
JIT Civilization Is the sum of co-op-jlerative
Intelligence. All the capital
in the world could not ir' s coal
without miners, and 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
have starved to death In the midst
of vast but unappreciated natural
resources. While the employment
of money and the wise direction of
labor have given to the West its
immense advantages of social and
economic riches and well being.
(JTRussia is perishing under the in
Jcubus of a stagnant communism
that takes away the Incentives of
progress, banishes leadership, lives
upon past accumulations while
they last, and starves afterwards.
The interchange of abilities is cut
off, the social circulation of neces
sary differences in people Is ar
rested, the rewards of a genius for
affairs are withheld, production is
ended and prosperity lynched. It
Is like a vast body wherein there
is no circulation of social life
I America has thriven and must
" thrive upon the largest encourage
ment of individualism that a true
collectivism admits of. When the
crew cannot navigate the ship
there is no advantage in killing
the captain. It isn't necessary to
have tyranny In order to have a
captain, but society and business
must have leaders and governors,
and there cannot lie two captains
on any ship.
H After all, men hardly expect to
pass for more than they are worth.
The real kick In our democracy is
against false differences. Ours is
the land of a fulr chance. It is
the home of opportunity. No crust
keeps merit down. ' In an Inter
change' of values every one here
has had and must have a chance
to make the most of himself.
(lfln doing this he will need and
J use his fellows. No one ever suc
ceeded yet in being great or pros
perous as a hermit. We climb up
upon each other. It takes us all to
make and to keep civilization. A
man owes himself and 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?
(jlLet a dozen men, each man ow
ning his neighbor five dollars, sit In
a circle. Let one of these take a
five-dollar bill from his pocket and
pay his debt to the man next to
him. Let this man pay his neigh
bor and the next man pay his 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 he has paid his debt and
also received what was due him,
and that every other man In the
group has the same satisfaction.
But if the first man had not started
the bill going there would have
been no such results. He would
then have illustrated Russia, In
stead of America.
tfflThe secret of civilization Is the
c irculation of ability. It Is the
secret of prosperity. Let every
man circulate his worth to society,
so shall there be a true commun
ism, also a true capitalism. There
is a conundrum which asks why
one should prefer a dollar bill to
a gold dollar. The nnsw-r Is, "Be
cause, when you put it Into your
pocket you double It, and when
you take It out you find It In
creases." Prosperity progresses as
we pass on what we are and have.
"Ralph." said his father, "what good
resolutions are you going to make for
the new year?"
Tm not going to fight with Frank
Ross any more,1 replied Ralph.
Tm glad to hear that, my boy,"
said his father; "but why did you
make that resolution T"
"'Cause," was the answer, "I al
ways get licked."
The new year promises ample re
ward only to those who honestly,
earnestly, fearlessly and Intelligently
strive to accomplish the tasks that
lie before them. It promises nothing
to those who will not try to do what
Is worth while.
The record shows that the old year
goes out and the new year comes In
regardless of who is looking, so you
nilcht as well get your usual sleep.
Laurlger Horatius, quern dixisU verum rjVlw
Fugit Euro cltius tempus edax rerum. y&S yKf f" ' wSk"SN "'li-'il?
Tempora mutantur et nos mutamur in Mis. tVj'A!' JjibYr'y
WT" HE Latin has a terse Af' x-f'XuL
fm and forceful way of MJl UjJWl(ft&. TrD&Sr
Zr putting things. Now, H. tit f jSlV fV STZiz?
the first quotation f " jiiy rSQLT?cSs'J
above has been ren- I f Vw " ' yXr
erec n 'ree"an"easy ' it&Mk -Mnxa It
8 Man Horace, sprigged nfyKWIjf1 U
U P Truly thou dost say, sir, nFAxf jQ 9
I I nme speeds raster on its IV fy WJ!flLf
Than the swiftest racer. iyTWKjJr J
Clever, but the Latin says it more
forcibly: Crowned-with-laurel Horace,
what you say is true: Flies than the
southeast wind faster time the devour
er of things.
And the second quotation above
neatly supplements the first by say
ing : Times change and we are changed
in them.
All of which suggests most forcibly
that time has destroyed the old-fashioned
method of observing several ol
our American national holidays; that
the times have changed and we in
them. ,
Now, there's the Fourth of July, for
example. The old-fashioned Fourth
is so entirely gone that we don't quite
know what to do with the day. In the
old days we used to twist the Lion's
tail when we didn't know what else
to do, but since we fought side by side
with the British in the Great War,
that seems as out of place as do fire
crackers and the casualty list of small
And ifs just about the same with
New Year's Day. About all that's
left us Is to listen to the whistles blow
ing at midnight and to moke good res
olutions. And what changes the day
has seen since first Americans began
its celebration!
America's celebration of New Year's
Day owes nothing to Puritan New
England. In the North New York, be
ing Dutch, was the center of New
Year's gayety. The South, being Eng
lish, but not Puritan, also celebrated
enthusiastically. The custom of mak
ing calls probably is as old as civilized
man; it is likely that it originated
independently in almost every clime.
Old-time European chieftains used to
set "New Year's" apart as a day on
which they would condescend to re
ceive substantial tributes from their
underlings. yueen . Elizabeth re
ceived New Year's calls every year,
and there was always much rivalry be
tween her ambitious courtiers as to
the quantity and value of the -gifts
they should bestow upon the virgin
sovereign. It was on a New Year's Day
that Sir Walter Raleigh gladdened the
queen's heart with a memorable pair
of silk stockings the first ever made
and worn In England.
In Holland the custom of making
New Year's calls had been general
long before the settlement of New
Amsterdam, and the natives of the
Netherlands who came to live in the
New World brought the practice with
them. And, of course, they had
plenty to eat and drink for who ever
heard of Dutchmen who did not take
good care of their stomachs?
Up to the beginning of the Nine
teenth century the typical New Year's
observance was a neighborly custom.
Then It became an observance decreed
by fashion and was observed in every
city of any size In the country.
The younger women of such house
holds as had daughters were the host
esses, and great was their rivalry, one
with another, In respect of richly load
ed refreshment tables and elegance of
Wings of Birds and Fishes
By studying the wing structure of
flying fish, an authority on the flight
of birds has found that their wings
are some four or five times as efficient
for soaring flight as the wings of
birds. He attributes this to the fact
that the fin rays formed projected
ridges on the under surface of the
wings. By experimenting with models
fashioned on similar lines, he found
that the fin ray caused a sheltered
A correspondent writes a surprising
story about the influence of the Gulf
stream upon Ireland. He says that
there is a stretch of about ten miles
at Achlll Head, County Mayo, where
the stream hits Ireland. This point
Is actually tropical, nd bananas,
palms and various flora flourish there
as they do In the tropics, while a mile
or so either north or south of this
point has the cold, damp temperature
of the) rest of Ireland.
toilet" The "beaux," and "dandles,"
and "gallants" attired themselves In
their best and started out early in the
morning, calling first at the houses
where matrons received, and afterward
upon the younger ladies. The drinks
that were offered at every house of
any 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 cus
tom's decline began. For years the
dandies rivaled one another in the
length of their calling lists, and the
calls soon came to be nothing more
than basty gorgings of cake and gulp
lngs of wine.
Then the ladies the matrons as
well as the young women began to
vie with one another In the number of
their callers. This led to the most
extraordinary practices. Callers were
recruited, drummed up. , Cards an
nouncing that Miss Thls-or-That would
be "at home" on January 1 were sent
out almost indiscriminately. The Sun
day newspapers began to print lists of
those who would receive, and the
houses of those mentioned in the lists
were sure to be besieged by numbers
of men whom the ladles had never met
or heard of and desired never to meet
Men would go calling in couples
and parties, and even in droves of 30
or more, remaining as short a 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 be
fore sundown, and a crowding of the
police stations at night.
This New Year's observance finally
became so abused that it was called
a "national evil," and was attacked by
reformers everywhere and ministers i
thundered against It from the pulpit.
Finally fashion set its face against it
end it died a gradual death.
Its place was taken after a while by
eating and drinking in the restaurants,
and 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 1905,
he couldn't have got a seat in any
restaurant of note after ten o'clock the
night of December 31, for all his
fabulous wealth. In fact, he probably
couldn't have got inside the door.
Every table was engaged at big
prices and long In advance. Diners
had to get out at nine o'clock and
area to appear back of the ray when
the model moved through the air. His
conclusion is that this sheltered area
acts as a force to drive the wing
ahead when soaring.
"Saint Tammany."
St. Tammany, the tutelary genius
of the famous Tammany Society of
New York city, was a famous In
dian chief, about whom many fancied
legends have gathered. He is said
to have been a native of Delaware.
After attaining his majority, St. Tam
Scotland's Patron Saint
St. Andrew's day is November 30.
St Andrew, the patron saint of Scot
land, was the first disciple of Christ,
and afterward an apostle. He was,
like his brother Peter, a fisherman.
Previous to his recognition of Christ
as the Messiah he had been numbered
among the disciples of John, the Bap
tist. The career of St. Andrew as an
apostle after the death of Christ, Is lin
guards at the doors saw that none ex
cept those with credentials got in. Dur
ing the last hour of the Old Year the
people feasted, and at the first stroke)
of the New Year everybody In every
restaurant arose, wine-glass in hand,
and drank a health to the New Year.
It was comparatively quiet Indoors,
but the people in the streets made
noise enough to scare young 1906.
Every sort of noise-making Implement
known to man except cannon and dy
namite bombs was in active use.
"Get your horns and ticklers!" was
the prayer roared by thousands of
fakers all evening. Trucks and
wagons were halted at the curb, load
ed with tin horns and thin sticks with
a bunch of hackle-feathers at the tip.
If you were a real devilish New
Year's humorist you proceeded like
this: First, tickle some stranger un
der the chin with the feathers; then,
as he turned to protest, you blew the
horn in his face.
A universal custom of New Year's
of those days was the carrier's New
Year's address. This was often in
rhyme if the carrier or any of his
friends could string t he jingling
lines together or find an old carrier's
address to copy. Such verses as these
were popular:
This day devoted now to mirth.
To open house and social hearth.
New friendship mounts on airy wings
And gives her tuneful harp new strings.
While plenty spreads a festive board.
Of wine and food and ample hoard.
In Idleness and laughter gay.
To spend the hours this happy day.
All save the carrier, whose snowy feet
fill must pace up the snowy street.
So give to him a moment's heed,
Since he alone this comfort needs.
And to your ample, jovial store
Let him not find a closed door, etc., etc
By 1914 there were strong indica
tions of a saner celebration of New
Year's. The feasting in restaurants
New Year's Eve was still in full blast,
with singing and dancing added. But
most of the large cities had ordered
the police to enforce a "sane" celebra
tion on the streets. In consequence
there was less noise and rowdyism out
of doors. Chicago, for instance, for
bade horns, confetti and ticklers.
Cleveland probably had the "sanest"
New Year's Eve In 1914. That city
gave the New Year a "community
greeting," in keeping with the spirit
of community Christmas celebrated a
week before. Twelve bands, with 280
musicians, were massed in the public
square. To an audience of thousands
they played hymns and patriotic airs.
Announcement by the police that the
midnight closing law would be 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
Then came the Great War. And
then prohibition.
So at present the celebration of New
Year's Eve and New Year's Day Is be
twixt and between.
What will it be ten years from nowT
And what a century hence?
many removed to the banks of the
Ohio, where he became the great
sachem of his tribe, and acquired a
wide reputation for wisdom, firmness
and moderation. According to tradi
tion, he signed the treaty with Wil
liam Penn, and was chosen by the
troops of Washington as patron saint
in place of St. George. His princi
pal maxim was "Unite. In peace for
mutual happiness; in war for mutual
defense." For what reason be was
called "Suint" does not appear in any
of the literature about him.
known. Tradition says that after
preaching the Gospel in Scythla,
northern Greece, aud Epirus. he suf
fered martyrdom on the cross at
Patrae, in Achaia, C2 or 70 A. D. A
cross formed of beams obliquely
placed Is styled St. Andrew's cross.
St. Andrew is held in great venera
tion in Russia as the apostle who. ac
cording to tradition, first preached
the Gospel in that country, and In
both Scotland and Russia there Is an
order of knighthood named in bis
honor. . ,

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