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Swearing Off 1.
Resolved: That after January 1
I'll cqnquer every evil habit,
And if one shows its ugly head,
" Directly through . the heart I'll
stab it. .
Resolved: That lying is a vice
All moralists alike decry it.
Henceforth 1 will not tell a lie
Unless I can make something by it,
Resolved: That gossiping's a crime
To be condemned with censure icy.
Hereafter I will tell no tales
Unless they're singularly spicy. '
Resolved: That robbery is sin.
And so I will not rob my neighbor
In 'any way that might involve
A term in ptison at hard labor.
Kesblved: That I will go to church,
( I'nless some other occupation
Seems more attractive at the time).
And so enhance my reputation.
Resolved: In short, that I will be
A moral man, as some men view it,
And when the path of virtue lures,
That 1 will zealously pursue it!
I Somerville (Mass.) Journal.
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WEARING OFF" is said to
have originated in the
twelfth century with Louis
IX of France, who decreed
that on a certain New
Year's day ther soldiers of
ms army should take, a
vovvto refrain from Indulgence in
strong drink for a whole year.
The practice of beginning the new
year with good resolutions, however,
is very, very old. The 'custom goes
hack to the beginnings of recorded his
tory and was common to many peoples.
Time was when the New Year's
resolution was a solemn affair, marked
by elaborate religious ceremonies. For
sample, the Japanese, 300 years be
lorefhrlst, made much of the day. All
outstanding accounts and debts were
cleared away, all enmities were ended
under penalty of the law. The dwell
ing house was swept and garnished;
oia furniture and old clothing were
cast away in exchange for new In the
belief that the assumption of a new
was complete only with the
assumption of a new covering for the
Iiy contemporary peoples was the
ew Year day regarded as time of sol
emn renunciation of all follies and an
amendment for the future. In the days
of the Pharaohs the Egyptians sym
bolized their purification with elabor
ate baths and fasting; the Persians
and Phoenicians greeted the New Year
, h Player to the heathen images and
i the passing of the centuries old
j Year's vows have lost their for
jnaL character. "Turning over a new
eafM is now a matter of individual
iiol national concern. "Swearing
even a favorite Jest with the
Amorist and cartoonist.
'cvertneless. the modern man la
or-' sensitive to-the appeal of the
VVhW---ear than ne snows ,n Public.
hat wakes the New Year Is the new
es of life that human nature brings
nt0 It. It is a New Year to everybody
cording as everybody tries to live
er again, and pushes forward and
rn. plan to action and dlsrourage
etJt to hope. People rely to much
Solutions to make a year new."
NEW YEAR'S CALLS.
Jftith the disappearance of th
111 i malrlntr V, XT 11 .
thori cles whose members consider
mselves "in society" In ' the big
8 of the land went one of the
resources of the pn-
mLL : !'al 3oke foundryman. for. It fur-
htm, many a situation that was truly
tumorous whtn ki-
UcTruhe temPrauce lecturer, too, fhe
eace of New Yeai!s calls must
7us7ftJ over 3 few .esrZ
7 wish that we miaht seek and find
That which would benefit mankind:
a joy that would infold the earth
And hourly visit at each hearth.
A ray of sunlight to the blind,
A bit of heart to the unkind;
A n understanding gift to some
M o help along another one.
To. those who wish good deeds to do
Success for them 1 m wishinq, too:
And those whose lives a. burden bear,
1 wish that I might take a share.
And all the ones who hungry qo,
I wish into their hands might flow
.1 weaiihioj com for things to eat
Ihdt they could have both drink and
' ' .. meat.
For those who f eel cold winter's blast
Warm clothes and shelter I would
' :-r- ,::.-.- Task;
And r for the, whole world, God's
i . great love
To help us earn our home above.
MRS. BLANCHE MASON.
EST WISHES" will be writ
ten, printed and engraved
on millions of New Year's
cards this year as usual.
it rv. i .
wiiauaayamean "Best Wishes?" pure
ly an "Best Wishes" are not all alikP
They are i as different as best girls
wno are generally supposed to be best
because "so different," Well, here's
some sample "Best Wishes" which are
out of the ordinary, anyway: '
"My best wish for myself is that
John will learn to see things the way
I do," said a charming newlywed.
"And," she added, "maybe that's a real
good wish for John, too."
"I wish I could, make my wife hap--py,"
- "I wish I could make my husband
Jealous," said his wife. "He wants me
to be happy and he doesn't care how.
If he only loved me the way I love
him he wouldn't want any sucfr thing.
don't believe there's a man living
who knows what love means
"My best wish for all my friends,"
said a 'writer, "is that they should have
financial success. Perhaps money can't
buy. happiness but It can buy all sorts
of things to keep happiness In. It can
buy health and strength, freedom from
anxiety and leisure to do the things
yon want to do. I never had any un-
have come with a shock, since, because
of the diversity and abundance of re
freshments furnished, the number and
variety of available 'examples' devel
oped on January 1 and easily exceed
ed,, at Jeast in picturesqueness, those
of nearly all the year's remaining days.
But no matter how much, or by
whom, the memory of the custom may
be- regretted, it seems to ; have van
ished permanently. as a general observ-v
nnce. Certain it Is that today it Is as
dead as a doer .natt ln thewell!' cir
cles whose members once held It In
o rr O
happiness that money couldn't cure,
aside from the actual death of a loved
one ; and In one case money could
have prevented that, . It (Joesn't follow
that a man will be happy because he
Is rich ; but If a rich man knows how
to be happy, he has a cinch. A poor
man may know how and be all the
more miserable for knowing. I wish
with all my heart that you-had a mil
lion and would lend me about four
"What I want first is life," said the
alleged philosopher. "The will to live
Is fundamental, and needs no explana
tion. I want health, because without
it I am half dead. , I want food, shel
ter and clothing to sustain life; and I
want association with my fellows In
order to expand It. I want freedo?n to
satisfy these wants to the fullest ex
tent ; therefore, I want everyone t be
free. And I want everyone to Want
freedom so that they will co-operate
with me in getting it. I want knowl
edge tojunderstand my wants and give
me the power to satisfy them ; and I
want others to 'share this knowledge
so that we can work together for still
greater satisfaction. I want no master
to restrict my energies, and no slave
to restrict my independence. I want
cultured and educated people about
me ; therefore, I want everyone to have
education and culture. I want to 'live
in a world where no one is nervous, or
worried or afraid. Therefore I want
to abolish poverty and the competition
of man . against man. I want all the
energies which the world is now ex
hausting ir. war applied to the manu
facture of the things we want. And I
want these things distributed 'freely
for the people's use, by a system of
O'.stribution which would make war un
thinkable. So I don't want much only
a world-wide revolution."
"There's no need 'of wishing you
prosperity," said a young -woman of
sixty-five. "That is equivalent to wish
ing that somebody else has worse luck
than you. I can't wish you more hap
piness, because that may mean any
thing from intoxication to vegetation.
What I wish for you is youth the con
stant consciousness that life is ahead
of you, not behind, and a constant wil
lingness to go ahead and welc&me It.':
"My best wish," said a man who
thinks he, is a thinker, "is that your
own best wish comes true. The.trouble
with most people is that they want you
to have what they want and think yon
ought to want, not what you actually
do want yourself. I don't know what
you want most and I don't care, but I
hope you get it." ,
the highest regard, and its Individual
observance, here and there, always ex
cites surprise and the use of the tern?
"old-fashioned" by thov who hear
.The Good Old Days. -
Folks somehow aren't as. sociable -
As In the sood old days,'
When, Bah, a certain grace an cha'm '
Distinguished 'social ays;" " ' -
Fo' ' instance,; ah, r onNew Teah!s day
When chivalry arrayed
In feathas fine would gathah, sah,? '
An' New Yeah's calls ware mads, '
" ' XX. I WATER. D TJ
C,rtcht, W..,.rn N.w.. .,,
LESSOR FOR DECEMBER 28
REVIEW: THE TRAINING OF PE
TER AND JOHN.
GOLDEN TEXT Y shall be
nesses -Acts 1 :8.
SELECTION FOR READING I John
fief ADULT TOPIC-Qvall-
" A way to review the lessons of
lives of Peter and John will be to ar
range them under three heads, as fol-
nr rTTLlTheir 0011 : Their Train
l.V L Servlce. The first half
of the studfes, the part we have now
m ave naa to do wtb the
calling and gaining of Peter and John.
najj. the lessons for the first
quarter of 920, will have to do with
1. To be
lisciples (Lesson 1) John
Before Christ trains for service he
cans to salvation.
2. To be fishers of men (Lesson 2)
-. ri?cru, mm alter rnpir nrtn.
version thej disciples had gone back
to their traBe f fishing. Those who
are called Sjy Christ unto salvation
should go back to their ordinary call
ings in life. f they be honorable, until
he deflnitej calls them into special
II. Their graining.
1. Jesus If Peter's home
Mark 1 :29-SQi. - -
Christ's eifitry into Peter 's holme nnd
the heaiingl; of his wife's moth
showed to his dlciplesi that he was a
sympathizing. Saviour. '
2. A lessoln trust (Lesson 4) Matt
14:22-33. It i
The presng and abiding need of
the dlsclplesjln their ministry was to
trust the Lofd.
d. Peter s fereat confession (Lesson
6) Matt. 16:43-24.
i.ne Lordhad been reveallne him
self In various ways to the disciples.
He now examined them to see what
they knew f ahout himself, peter, as
spokesman tle rest of the disciples,
confessed fiojth the., Messiahship and
Deity of CJrlst v ,
4. y itnes"es of Christ's eiory (Les
son 7) Luk9 :28-36.
The disciples were offended at the
revelation ,of the cross ; their hopes
were shattered because they could not
see beyond tile cross. The transfigura
tion convinced them not only of his es
sential gloryj but gave them a fore-
gleam of his triumph in his coming
Kingdom (II Peter 1:16-18).
5. Jesus corrects John's narrowness
(Lesson 8) ? Luke 9 :46-56. !
The disclpfes needed to know that
all who are really doing the Lord's
work, casting out devils, and canting
hem out Ih' tJhrist's name, should be
received Into fellowship and bidden
Godspeed. L Religious intolerance Is
displeasing to Jesus.
6. Jesus teaches true greatness (Les
son 9) Johri j3 :1-J6.
The truly jreat are those who take
the lowest fcfice in service for others.!
7. Peter aid John asleep In Geth
semane (Lessen 10) Mark 14 :32-42.
Though Chflst was suffering the aw
ful agony Iijthe garden, his disciples
were asleep. Because they did not
watch and pry, they failed In the hour
8. At -the tibial crucifixion and resur
rection of ! Jwsus . (Lesson 11) John
18:15-18; 19B5-27; 20 :1-10: 21 :1 5-1 9.
Peter's presumptuous self-confidence
kept him fijkn heeding the Lord's
warning. He played the coward and
even indulge in oaths. Note the steps
In Peter's downfall : (l) Self-confidence
(Mark14 :29). Jesus had just
told them thift all of them should be
offended. butTeter was determined to
show the Lorf that he was mistaken In
him. (2); Failure to watch (Mark
14:37). Self-confidence Is always fol
lowed by uri?ratchfulness. One who
thinks himself strong will go to sleep.
(3) Failure til pray (Mark 14 :38). It
Is the one wo realizes his weakness
who always :eeks the communion of
God in prailer. (4). Zeal without
knowledge -' 3lark 14 :47). Peter
thought now p make up for his lack
of watchfulness and prayer by out
ward acts. Jtany today are equally
foolish. (5) Ijollowing afar off (Mark
14:54). Chrllfs rebuke of Peter for
his ignorant zal cut him to the quick.
He was not rady to forsake him. but
followed afar bff. no doubt wondering
what would me' . the outcome. ' (6)
Warming himlejf at the enemies' fire
(Mark 14:54).! (7) Open denial (Mark
A . Wit '?i
; Reach I ry City of Fortune.
Would you-rtweh the city of Fortune!
Catch the ca remarked Perseverance. -
'LI ' '
Portion In Life.
Your position In life is high -or Ion
as your idealf are high or low. - -
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. Strength of -the Soul.
-The soul tht is not strong In soil'
tude Is not string; in a crowd. '; ,
; :. ... . . fc ranknesa.. ; . 4 7 -1
There la no vrisdom Ukt frankneat-.
am I from the wintry
The blast and the giant storm. .
pUrStJng, Was the'day. and lonely.
Forg0tten its toil and tire.
v nooky Ch6er ln my lnsU
In the light of my friendly fire.
This is the season when nno Hb-M
to cater to the sweet tooth of the fam-
il.v. especially youngsters.
Orange Cake. Beat
thoroughly together wo
cupfuls of sugar, half a
cupful ; of water, the
beaten yolks of five eggs.
two and one-half cupfuls
of flour, two teaspoon-
ruis or baking : powder
and the juice and grated
rind of one orange; fold
m tne whites of thrp
Bake in 'aveis. nnd
ice With the following:
Beat the re-
maming two iiites untjl stiff, rtdd
confectioner's; 'or powdered sugar
gradually, together with the 1nlm' nrt
rind of the 4 orange until the.; icing fs
line enough to spread.
Cranberry Cake. Cream half a cup-
ui ui Mionening and one and one-half
cupfuls of light brown sugar together;
add the beaten yolks of three eggs.
nave ready and sifted two cupfuls of
flour with one'teaspoonful each of
soda, cinnamon and nutmeg, with half
tne quantity of cloves; addtothesug-
r anu snortening. Fold in one and
one-half cupfuls of cooked cranberries
which have beed slightly sweetened
im pui mrough a sieve. Add the
beaten whites and bake in two layers.
Cover with icing which is colored with
a bit of the strained Cranberry lulce:
Chocolate Potato Cake. Blend well
rwo-tnirds of a cupful of shortening
ana two cupfuls of sugar; add two
thirds of a cupful of grated chocolate
and one of warm mashed potatoes, one
cupful each of seeded raisins and
chopped nuts, half a cupful of milk
and two and one-half cupfuls of flour
sifted with two teaspoonfuls of baking
powder, four eggs, yolks and whites
beaten separately; half a teaspoonful
each of cloves and lutmeg, and a tea-
spoonful of cinnamon. If baked in a
loaf in a slow oven in a papjsr-lined
pan for one hour It will keep a month.
Eggless Fruit Cake. Mix one cup
ful each of brown sugar, sour milk and
seeded raisins, four tablespoonfuls of
melted shortening, two cupfuls of
flour, one teaspoonful each of soda,
cinnamon and cloves. Bake in a slow
oven about one hour.
FOOD FOR THE
We all know those houses scrubbed
to a sort of raw cleanliness and reek
ing with tjrb martyrdom of an over
worked wife, from which the unwary
guest beats a hasty retreat, and to
, which the family returns only to eat
and sleep. The feminine head of such ,
a house is a business failure. Hazel
' Kewley. 1 - . . ;
Food which is easily digested, at
tractive and also nourishing, should
be served to
those who are re
Egg Soup. -
Separate the yolk
and white of a
fresh egg, " and
beat each. ' Add
three drops of
lemon juice and a tablespoohful of
sugar to the yolk, th en f old j in tne
white. Pour over the egg mixture one
cupful of hot milk, beating while pour-
.-6 x.a. rwavur wmi.a lime
nutmeg, or orange juice. Add a pinch
of salt and serve. i
Baked Apple Remove the cords
from nice tart apples and fill the cav
ities with chopped raisins or dates
and sugar. Currant or any good iellv
may be used in place of the raisins. '
Bake in a moderate oven until tender.
Serve on a pretty plate garnished with
a flower. ' ;
Tomato Toast. Place a slice of
bread in the oven and dry slightly,
then toast a delicate brown. I Pour
boiling water over the toast and
quickly remove, then butter the toast
lightly and pour , a tablespoonful or
two or cooked seasoned tomato over
the toast and serve. The canned to
mato soup may be used for this, thick
enlng It a little if desired. j
nneappie ruaaing. Place a cupful
of boiling water In a double i boiler.
Add, when boiling, a tabfespoonful of
sugar, the yolk of an eee and a tea
spoonful of cornstarch. Stir and cook
until smooth and thick, then : add a
half cupful of pineapple Juice or fine
ly grated pineapple. Cook until hot,
roia .-in tne stiffly beaten white of an
egg and chill. Heap In a pretty dish
and garnish with whipped cream.
Rice Pudding. As rice when well
cpoked . is most easily digested, it
makes a very good dish for a con
valescent Take two tablespoonfuls of
well-washed rice arid cook In a double
boiler with one cupful of milk until
the rice Is tender. Stir in a beaten
egg, sugar, salt and any desired flav
oring to taste. Serve with cream and
sugar, or add a few chopped dates and
serve with butter.
., Prune WhipStew half a dozen
prunes In the water In which . they
were soaked over nighty put them
through a sieve, add &s -few., drops of
lemon Juice and the beaten white of
an, egg. 1 Serve heaped in a pretty
glass topped with whipped cream. ,
STOCK LISTED BY COUNTIES
Most Desirable for Communities to
Concentrate on Production off
, Few Breeds.
' CUai HQ nV T no UnftAd Cfntn I lrvn
' ment of Acripnihire t
In the nation-wide campaign to pro
mote the general use of purebred sires
and better live stock, the United State
department of agriculture will keep
records off the agricultural counties
according to the breeds of live stock:
which predominate in them. Practi
cal experience has demonstrated the
desirability of committees concentrate
'.us me production or oniv a
breeds nnd types of the different
classes of live stock. Such mannire-
ment not only enables the Indlvldaal
farmers to aid each1 other in imoroi
ing and upgrading .their stock, but "also
gains for the communities wide reputa
tions as centers .for certain breed.
The raising of several dominant nreedm
in any community makes that locality
the mecca for prospective purchaser
who are desirous oflbuyinir animal
of those brppils nnrl a lest mol-Ao (-
possible for buyers to obtain stock (
large quantities. j ,
For the service of persons Interested
in examining or selecting live stock,
the department will keep a record of
the dominant breeds and varieties orf
the different kinds of live stock m
each county where such Information ts
obtained from accurate and denpnf-
able sources PpnfHn fnttii.i
opments in this work a breed or va
riety will be considered dominant if
100 or more good purebred sires of ;
that breed or variety f are owned and
used for breeding in
-r i m ruuijrs
Sources of information concerninr
these farm animals will include coun
ty agents, officials of state agricultural
colleges, and representatives of state
boards of agriculture. The depart
ment requests that stn
live stock associations transmit fig
ures and all data available on the
purebred sires of their region to their
local county, agent or the state agri
cultural college.. This material shoul "
include a statement . of the number of
purebred sires in the county, together
with 'the elate when the .Information
was gathered. Initiative In collecting
and reporting these data rests entire
ly with the county and state officials.
Information gathered In 1 this war
by the department of agriculture -will.
be available to' the public. Thus ier-
Only Good Purebred Bulls of Knows
Breeding Value Should Be Used i
Upgrading their Stock. .
SOnS Wlshlnc tn nnrnhaetk
live stock may ascertain readily, what
counties in the United States, accord
ing to the records, have purebred sirea
of the various breeds! in which fher
are interested. . Naturally where a
many as 100 purebred: sires are used
In a community.' these heri hooHoM.
will stamp their quality to a consiftwu
able extent on the live stock of that
county and lead jto the production ofi
many desirable grade females, as well'
as purebred stock of both sexes. Fur
thermore, in counties where a certain
breed Is considered dominant, eve
though there are less than 100 pufe-
bred sires' uch facts: should be re-
Prted.and will be kept! as suppJeuient-
FEEDING AVERAGE DAIRY COW
Certain Amont of Clover. Hay, Cora
Silage and Grain Required
for Winter Feed.
An average dairy cow that Is capable '
of producing 250 to 300 pounds of
butterfat a year, will require a ton at
clover hay, three tons of corn triage,
and around 1,500 pounds of grain lor
her winter feed or for the-time she Is
fed Indoors. If the hay is et flrst-claso
quality and the corn silage, has con
siderable corn the", hay may 'be In
creased and the amount rf grain de
AID TO PERMANENT PASTURE
Ohio Station Officials Recommend! Va
of Alsike and Blue Grass -'
Manure Is Bl Help.
"Grass seed applied early in Fefera
ary or March helps to establish a pec
manent pasture, and Ohio station oH-
clals recommend" the nse of alsike and
nine; grass.? an; red clover does mot
thrive well where" tap rooted plant
will heave out In' the winter? ' " -'
The application of manure fa orlwr
in every Instance-In; producing a roc3
L II I.: (
growth of pasture. : , -