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oountt omczzx Sheriff , m...m 0o. f. Owaae Clerk H...JMM W, Hartwlofe KegUtar....; Jotm Lnn Treaaurer .. D. Connla Froeeootinf Attoroay J. Patteraoa Judge of hoDtH 1. j. Coventry C. O. Com L. T. Wits surveyor Wb. Blanaha PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY GRAYLING, MICHIGAN, o. PALMER, Editor Mid rrprUtr, 0. PALMER, JUSTICE A.N3D RIGHT. Publisher and Proprietor, iUPIiTlSOBS. South Braaea F. T. JMeaarOeata Feaver Creak...,. , John 11mm Maple Foreet ...m...... W. R. Laktirm Grayling... .Adalbert Tartar JTederto Judm Bmik TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. for On Year $! For Biz Months rot Tare Month 35 VOLUME XXII. GRAYLING, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 1900. NUMBER 8. I J Vr 7A 3?1l THE LIGHT OF EASTER. WtrxoMU, O light of Euster morn! Whose glorious hauuera span the skies; Bring thou the hop of ages born That bid all aluinherlnK nature rise. Again shall enrth, triumphant, free, From winter's grasp, slug forth her pride, Through spring's nwakeuiu melody, O light of Eastertide! O Messed light! though darkly down O'er Jmlitli'a hills her sun had set. Yet thou didst Calvary's victory crown And gild pain-shadowed Olivet, When swift before thee tied the gloom, The grave's dark bondage thrust aside. And coiKjueror thou o'er death and doom, O light of Eastertide! Fair, peaceful lights In blessings fall Round, weary feet and hearts that grieve; Life's fairest promise bring to all. Thy lilies with Us cypress weave; Bring answer to the anguished prayer. Bring peace where pain and storm abide, And thou the longest linger there, O light of Eastertide! O wondrous light! that shining through Loug vistas of the speeding years, Still brings the hope of birth anew, As each returning spring appears; Emblem of life Immortal thou, As o'er the world, through spaces wide. There breaks thv radiant glory now, O light of EastertldeJ Woman's Home Companion. AT THE CHURCH D00II VEUY young worn- i - JTaan, in this wonder- call" to be a gen ius in some special Jo direction, but Doro- 'thy Lake was an oddity. She was in no popular sense a tin tie si eel e girl, and her father, an old- fashioned man, without any soulful mm vim aspirations, had b e n heard to thank God lor it. ilis little laughing Dorothy quite sat isfied his private ideal of what a girl ahould be, although she was a perpetual thorn in the side of his only sister, pres ident of several clubs, and an earnest advocate of woman's rights. "But so am I, auntie," Dorothy had argued, from the stronghold of her fath er's knee. "I believe in woman's rights as much as you do, only we differ about what these rights nie." "Will you explain your platform, my dear'" her aunt asktd, grimly. And Dorothy had l.iugbed. and finally averred that, in her opinion, a woman's rights cousisted in having nil men honor and protect her, and one especial man love and take c.ire of her. Undoubtedly, Dorothy was an oddity, but several men of younger years than her father were not altogether displeased with the out-of-date characteristics of this winsome maid. One iu particular, viewed her with eyes of distinct approval, and Dorothy's rosy cheek grew rosier still whenever Jack EustU. junior part ner in her father's firm, came near. For Jack and Dorothy this dust; old world became a g!orifiej romance; bless ed by the dew and the sun, the rosy .VA........ il 7 bud of passion slowly unfolded its per fumed leaves, uutil in perfect and won derful bloom the rich rose of love stood waiting to be gathered. Then some untoward fate turned Jack's eyes in the direction of a sparkling debu tante, whose brunette beauty glowed like a rich ruby, in contrast with the cool, pure turquoise charms of his own little lady love. Dorothy watched his undis guised masculiuc admiration, and her feminine soul grew bitter within her. "How handsome Miss Ilaydcn is," she remarked, with assumed uoncbalance, fol lowing the direction of bis gaze. Ami Jack, not baring attained the wis dom of angels, warmly agreed. "Quite the prettiest girl in the room," pursued Dorothy, smoothing her gloves with assiduous care. Jack cheerfully assented. And then Dorothy waltzed away with a new partner, and, try as he might. Jack failed to catch a single glance over that partner's shoulder from the blue eyes that meant his heaven. He took refuge in sulky flight, and Dorothy, having laughed and danced the evening through, spent the remainder of the night in tears, not of repentance, but of jealous wrath and pain. The nightfall found her carefully dress ed and willing to be sued into a forgiv ing frame of mind. But Jack, the out raged and Indignant, bad not yet reach ed the melting mood; he waited for a word of apology and recall, and when, after what seemed to Dorothy unpardon able delay, he finally sent In bis card. Miss Lake was "not at home." Lent gave excuse to one aching heart for complete withdrawal from distaste ful gayety, and never was a "miserable sinner" sensible of greater misery than when lovely Dorothy Lake besought mer cy in the church litany. "Jack Eustis went home last night," announced Judge Lake, his eyes on his buttered toast. Palm Sunday morning. "Got a telegram at 4 o'clock that his' mother was dying." How small and pitiful now seemed the quarrel that had parted them. Heiug a proud woman, she could not stretch out a beseeching hand to her lost lover. For her there was nothing save the time honored sorrow of silence. Little Dorothy, fair as a violet in her Easter array of lilac crepe and snow drops, knelt in the church where the air was heavy with the fragrance of lilies, and prayed for that "peace which the world cannot give." . "And, O God, don't let his mother die," she kept repeating with the persistency of a child, but not even to God was this shy, proud nature willing to formulate in words the prayer that shook her soul to Its center. She lifted her head to find the church almost 'deserted. Some one, pale and re pentant, stood at the church door. The meeting was as solemn as the place, and broken words of love and sorrow were breathed on either side. AM only the birds on the belfry twit tered above them and the green Ivy peep ed through the open windows to share their Joy. A few weeks later, at their marriage for Jack would listen to no delay an Incident occurred irregular and unheard of in wedding annals. The bridal party was shocked, but the bride only smiled, when the bridegroom, contrary to all pre cedent, led her unsaluted from the altar, but bent down and kissed her at. the church door. Change In Date for Kaater. An industrious collector of statistics who has been investigating' the subject has gathered some interesting facts re garding the variable times of this fes tival. In 1883 and 1804, lie says, Easter fell on the unusually early date of March 23, but in tie three following centuries it will occur only eight times on that day, namely, in the years 1051, i!O40, 1!057, 2103, 2114, 2125 and 21 US. The earliest date on which it can fall la March 22, and this only when the moon la full oo March 21, which must be a Saturday. This combination of cir cumstances is extremely rare; it occur red in laiJO. 1701 and 1S17, and will hap-IH-n ngniu in 10!M), I'OTO and J144, while during the three centuries following this last year it is not once destined to fall on ro early a date. Going to the other extreme. Easter nev er comes later than April !!.". It is on record as happening on this date in H!WJ, 1734 and 188(5, and in the next century will reach it only once in 1043. The Mohammedan Master. Blairam is the name of the Mohamme dan Easter. It follows Itamadan, which corresponds to Lent, and lasts three days. During this time visits are ex changed and presents made in much the same spirit ns that which characterizes our Christmas. At Constantinople the streets are thronged and bands of music parude day and night, the decorations of the boats in the Bosphorus are striking and beautiful. The Sultan celebrates the day by worshiping In the mosque, after which he gives an informal reception to his friends in the palace of Dolma baktche. During this reception the Sul tan occupies a throne of great splendor placed in the midst of the vast and beau tifully decorated audience hall. ORIGIN OF EASTER RABBITS According to Teutonic Tradition linooy Was Once a lilrd. One of the quaint and interesting fea tures of our modern Easter carnival is the appearance In shop windows, side by side with the emblematic colored egg. of a pert tall-eared rabbit, and those who cannot understand why bunny should have a place In our Easter decorations shrug their shoulders and think it a trick to please the children. But the legend of the Easter rabbit Is one of the oldest in mythology, und is mentioned in the early folk lore of South Gcrmauy. Orig inally, it appears, the rabbit was a bird, which the ancient Teutonic goddess Os tara goddess of the east or of spring transformed into a quadruped. For this reason the rabbit or hare is grateful, and In remembrance of its former condi tion as a bird and as a swift messenger of spring, and of the goddess whom it served. Is able to lay colored Easter egga on her festival In the spring time, the colors Illustrating the theory that wktm it was a bird the rabbit laid colored eggs, and an egg has always been n symbol of the resurrection, and therefore used as an illustration at Easter. In many parts of Germany it is a common custom for children to go to their godmother at Easter to receive' colored" eggs and a baked rabbit. Sometimes the children are sent to the garden to make a "rabbit's nest" with straws and sticks, and in the morning they are sent to gather the wonderful colored eggs which the rabbit had laid for them. And they always find them. Here are a few fit words for Easter Sunday morning from Edward E. Hale, a man whose large thought makes him at home with all sects, yet bound by none: "Easter morning does not prove man's immortality. It asserts it. In the universal resurrection from the night of winter, as life which had been sleeping returns, it asserts man's communion and companionship with the God who is life, It declares that man, a child of God, cannot die. Because he Is immortal he can come to his God as an immortal comes, can Epeak, can listen, can reply. He enters on this or that en terprise sure that be has infinite allies. If one of these be called away tbey shall meet again. He lives for and with those who are also immortal. Each for each has companionship, perhaps help. It can not be that they are to grind along through ages stupid and alone. "To renew such immortal life here the yearly mission of Easter day. That this which Is mortal may be clothed upon with immortality." EASTER AND ITS EGGS. ASTEIl brings the feast of eggs. The original use of the egg at Easter simply typified the revivi cution of nature. Some historians say that the custom of giving eggs at East er is to be traced back to the theology and philosophy of PQyBL the Egyptians, Ter t 44fle95sians, Gauls, Greeks, lfv 1? Romans, etc., among all of whom an egg was the emblem of the universe, the work of the Supreme Divinity. The egg iu all uws and in every country has been the subject of poetical myths und legends. The ancient Finns believed that a mystic bird laid an egg on the lap of Vaimainon, who hatch- 1 ii in his bosom. He let it fall into the water and it broke; the lower portion of the shell formed the earth, the upper the sky, the liquid white be came the sun and the yolk the moon, while the little fragments of broken shell were changed into stars. Hutchinson remarks that "the egg was held by the Egyptians as a sacred em blem of the renovation of mankind after the deluge. The Hebrews adopted it to suit the circumstances of their history ns a type of their departure from the land of Egypt, and it was used in the Feast of the Passover as part of the furniture of the table, with the Paschal lamb. Christians have certainly used it on this day, as retaining the elements of future life, for the emblem of the resurrection. It seem 8 as if the egg was thus decorat ed for a religious trophy after the day of mortification and abstinence were over nn I festivity had taken place, and as uu emblem of the resurrection of life, certified to us by the resurrection from the regions of death and the grave." The usage of interchanging eggs at this season has been referred for its origin to the egg games of the ltomans, which they celebrated at the time of our Easter, when they ran races in an egg-shaped ring, and the victor received eggs as his prize. These games were instituted in honor of Castor and Follux, who, fabu lists relate, came forth from an egg de posited by Leda after Jupiter had vis ited her in the shape of a swan. She Sympathize. The Minister (over his unfinished ser mon) Dear nie! It's so hard to have anything new for Easter! I His Daughter I suppose it is, dad. What a pity you can't leave it all to the milliner, as the rest of us do! Fuck. An Echo. "All the Enster angels in the pictures look mo unhappy." "Yes, the poor things are not allowed to wear bonnets." Easter as at first observed by the early Christians wns a thanksgiving lasting eight days. This was at first reduced to three days, afterwards to two, and finally to the single day, Easter Sunday. SOCIETY MEETINGS. M. X. CHURCH Kv. O. W. WUlet, Pastor. Services at 10 ) o'clock a. m. and 7 p. m. Sun day school t U ia Prayar maating rf Thursday evening at 7 o'clock. All ara oo. dlally Invited to attend. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH-Rev. O. L Ouicbard, I'astor. Regular Services evary 2nd and 4th Sunday Iu the month at 10:80 a, m. and 7:IiO p. ni. Sunday School at 13 o'clock and Y. 1. 8. C. E. at 6:30 every Sua day. Prayer meeting every Wednesday, evening. DANISH EV. LUTHERAN CHUBCH-Ban A, P. W. Bekker, Pastor. Services avary Ban day at 100 a. m. and 7 p. m., and every Wednes day at 7 p. m. A lecture In school room 13 m. METHODIST PROTESTANT CHURCH. Rev. J. J. WUlitts, Pastor. Services every Boa day at 7:co p. m. except the third Sunday each mx nth. Sunday-school at 1 p. m. ' ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH.-?athai H. Webeler. Regular services the and Sunday In each month. GRAYLING LOlMit, No. USS, T. A A M., meets In regular communication oa Thursday evening on or before the fall of the snotfk J. K. Mkuz, W. M. J. TYUl'BN, Secretary. "mARVTN POST, No. 240, O. A. &., meets the second and fourth Saturdays in eaoh month. A. L. i'ONP, Poet Com. J. C. Hanson, Adjutant WOMEVB RELIEF COUPS, No. 102, meets oa the 2d and 4th Saturdays at 2 o'clook in the at ternoon. Mns. J. M. Jones, President. Julia Focrmek, Sto. GRAL1NQ CHAPTER, R. A. M., No. 120. Meets every third Tuesday in each month. J. K. MXSZ, H. P. A. Tailob, bee. GRAYLING LODGE, I. O. O. Jo. 1J7. Meets every Tuesday evening. Joseph Patterson, N. O. C O. McCVLLOL'OH, boo. BUTLER POST, So. 21, Union Life Guards, meet every first and third Saturday evenlnge ln W. R. c. hah. 11. Dolgheutt, Captain. P, D. Bkch cs, Adjutant. CRAWFORD TENT, K. O. T. M., No. HA Meets every Saturday evening. j. J. Collk Com. ' T. Nolan, R. E. GRAYLING CHAPTER, ORDER Of EAST ERN STAR, . o. 83, meets Wednesday evening os or before the lull of the moon, Mrs. a. Guoulkff, w. m. j Mrs. Fked N'aukix, Sec. COURT GRAYLING, I. O. F., No. 790. Meet' eeond and last Wednesday of each month. J. WOODBUBN, G. R. 1 B. Wl8XB, R. 8. GRAYLING HIVE, No. (4. L. O. T. M.-Meet every first and third Wednesday of eaoh month. Mrs. Goulette, Lady Com. Mrs. F. Walde, Record Keeper. REGULAR CONVOCATION OH" PORTAQ LODGE, No. 141, K. of P., meets InCaatle Halt the first and third Wednesday of each month. H. A. Pond, K. of R. S. L. T. Wbioht, a a GRAYLING COUNCIL, No. B, & B. will hold their r gular convocation on Friday, oi or before the full of the moo i. JtLiUM K. Me&z, T. J. M. ; F. L. MiCHELSoy, Sec. . BUSINESS DIRECTORY. Crawford County Exchange Bank II. MICHELSON & R. HANSON, PROPRIETORS, GRAYLING, MICHIGAN Money to loan. Deposits of $ 1.00 and upward received, subject to check oa de mand, and exchange sold. Interest paid on certificates of deposit Collections promptly attended to. We guarantee every accommodation consistent with good banking. HENRY BAUMAN, Cashier. S. N. INSLEY, M. D Physician and Surgeon, Office over Fournier's Drug Store. Office honrs:. 9 to 11 a. m. I to 4 p.m. T to a evenings. Residence, flnt door north of Avalanche office. GEO. L. ALEXANDER, ATTORNEY AT LAW,' ETC. 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