OF THE ANDES
(Colossal Statue on Boundary
Lino Beti8n C nil and
HANCE it cannot be that
the festival of the resur
rection falls together
with the springing of the
year and the "rebirth of
the earth. The strange
fittingness of times and events only
strikes us now and then when we
stop to reflect; but this side of life,
the beautiful, undulating order of
the universe, is what gives man his
sense of security; it is the root of all
the gayety and the buoyancy with
which we tread the appointed paths.
"What! shall the orbit of the star be
mapped out, and the hip-joint of the
locust's leg be set so that he can
make music through the hot and
sultry nights, and 'the blows tfiat fall
upon the yearning soul of man be
meaningless and haphazard? Only
when we are too tired to think do
we feel the necessity of the esistent
order of the universe.
It is not to detract from the value
of a symbol, therefore, to realize that
it is in its essence of the intrinsic
nature of the human heart, the re
sult of that inevitable preoccupation
of man, and that in all ages, all
climes, he has reacted in some way
or other against the numbing con
clusion of a possible ending. In the
lowest tribes and the farthest days
some care was taken to provide the
dead with solace on the long jour-
ne , dark and mysterious, upon which
they were supposed to go. Who can
look unmoved to-day upon this relic
of a past age, in a negro cemetery,
and see the toys laid about a little
child's grave, the photographs and
favorite possessions about those of
the older human child, without being
touched by this groping of the mind
Into the darkness beyond which it
cannot yet see clear. In its own
way this is a reaffirming of the unity
of all life; it, too, is a realization
that it is the same universal life
showing a new face. Man himself,
myriad-minded, confused by feeling
one thing at one time and a wholly
new one at another, yet holds ever
In some dark chamber of his though;
the conviction that all things are one,
and that multiformity is but a way
of looking, by turns, at the par
celled kingdom of the universe. It
is as in the child's song of a new
" What does it take to make a rose,
"The God that died to make it, knows,
It takes the world's eternal wars,
It takes the moon and all the stars.
It takes the might of Heaven and Hell,
And the everlasting Love as well.
No atom of dust, no star-burst nor
trailing comet, must fail to the mak
ing of the whole perfection which is
the thinking body of divinity. All
the snows and the storms, the short,
cold winter days, go to the making
of the sweet and wasteful hours of
the long twilights. It is just this
faint taste and premonition in the
air of what is to come which makes
spring the season of deepest glad
ness; it is a foretaste of desultory
wanderings through a . warm-breathing
earth when the unexpected visi
tations of the best thoughts fall,
such thoughts as can only deign to
come in blessed idleness and renewal
of all life, could recklessly hazard
a doubt of lasting blight? How often.
In looking upon Greek vases, we see
the fiowerlike wilted figure of Perse
phone falling lax in the arms of the
fiery charioteer Aidoneus. And who
can forget who, at any rate, that
has ever looked upon the keen-eyed
pitiless sorrow of the wandering
Demeter of Cnidus, in the British
Museum, can forget the grief of the
desolate mother and the resultant
sterility of the earth, the sad news
handed on by Hecate, who heard the
ravished maiden's cry, and by Helios,
who saw the theft. Thea Zeus, tak
ing pity upon the earth, sent Iris
with a message to Hades ordering the
redeliverance of Persephone to her
mother, that the grief of death might
not be devastating and overpowering.
So it has always been in the mind
of man, this strange anguish and de
spair, at the glowing human life
which seemed to suffer sudden eclipse
in death, and Its reaction, till, from
the annual reassuring himself that
even as the seed falls into the earth
and darkness, not only to come forth
in due season in more glorified as
pect, so the soul of man suffers mo
mentary and partial eclipse to be
born more gloriously; but alas! not
within the "scope of our vision.
The festivals of Demeter were held
in the spring and autumn. The 7th
of April was the day set apart for
the games of Ceres. Demeter corre
sponds to Beltus in Bactrian and to
Armaitl in Zoroastrian mythology.
Armaiti, too, wanders in sorrow from
place to place. She caused all
growth and pervaded the whole ma
terial world, even being said to dwell
in the hearts of men, and fructify
there into fair activities and noble
How intimate and familiar, how
strangely modern and near, seems
the last great fact of resurrection, as
we turn to it from the more ancient
aspects! How sonorous and living
are the words of the medieval ritual:
Die nobis, Maria, quid vidisti in via?
And the detailed verification of the
Sepulchrum Christi viventis et gloriam vide
To know One risen from the dead,
to feel the life once reaching only
a handful of folk on a strip of land
by the Mediterranean, now filling the
world and leading men everywhere,
Is to know that as surely as the
spring follows winter, so surely does
life follow death, and how little it
matters what the forms of that life
be, since at least we know that noth
ing i3 lost.rllarper's Weekly.
"There is no death!" the flowers say,
"In faith we hide our souls away.
While tempests desolate the earth.
And patient wait the promised birth.
The south wind chants, "There is no death.
I come and winter is a breath;
Against his falling walls I set
The snowdrop and the violet."
Glad prophets of the life to be,
A kindred spark abides in me,
That, like tlie wind, no thether knows,
And yet is comrade to the rose.
Thus mother earth, thy gracious breast
Gives all thv tired children rest,
Where, sheltered from the storms, they
The coming of the Eastertide.
From "bword and Cross, and Other
Poems," by Charles Eugene Banks.
Which laid it?
AN EASTEIt GREETING.
"Peace, My peace, be unto you!"
Hear, ye valleys! list, ye mountains!
God's breath on the streams and
As He maketh all things new.
In the tree tops, rustling, pendent.
Hear His garments move transcendent,
Bush and shrub are trembling, too.
" Teace, My peace, be unto you ! "
Hast thou heard, dull world, the greet
ing? Dost thou rise, the Master meeting,
Working wonders rare and true?
At His footprints falling lowly,
Let us kiss His raiment holy,
Of fresh green impearled with dew.
From the German of Anges Franz.
Tha percentage of foreigners in
Holland is one and one-half.
See, where it stands in its beauty.
Where the earliest sunbeams shine;
Tall and stately and nplerniid ;
The Christ of the Boundary Line!
Forbidden the evil impulse
That leadeth to pain and crime;
United the faith of nations,
A compact outlasting Time!
Telling the coming of Man,
Who is born in the Image Divine;
Like a grand, full, chord of music.
The Christ of the Boundary Line!
TCI - 3
As we view tins heauliiul Nlatuu
From the mountain paths Lelou
As we see its Face supernal
In the sunbeams' latest glow;
'Twixt erstwhile waring nations
Of a present peace the sign;
A psalm and a prayer in marble;
The Christ of the Boundary Line!
Let me arise freed from the bonds
Of foolish, fettering creeds,
Tuned to the holy truth that meets
The spirit's needs;
Housed from the torpor of a clod,
Remade into Thy image, God.
Susie M. Best, in The Independent.
Belgium has over 200 boot and
shoe factories giving employment to
more than 200,000 hands.
EASTER LILY VASE.
New York City. Over waists are
so pretty and so attractive and so
youthful withal that it is no wonder
their popularity see ever to be in
creasing. This one is designed for
young girls and is eminently graceful
In its lines, while it is simple in the
extreme. In the illustration It Is
made of porcelain blue chiffon voile
with trimming of taffeta and applique,
but it is appropriate for all materials
that are used for girls' gowns, while
it also is made from taffeta, messa
line silk and the like and used in
conjunction with a guimpe of white
to be worn with odd skirts. It in
cludes the newer Japanese sleeves,
chat are much modified in breadth,
and which are pretty and attractive
without the least sense of bulk be
neath the arms.
The over-blousto is made in one
piece. It is laid in tucks over the
shoulders and is joined to a founda
tion girdle over which the draped
one is arranged.
The quantity of 'material required
for the sixteen-year size is one and
three-quarter yards twenty-one or
twenty-four, seven-eighth yard thirty
two or forty-four inches wide with
three and one-eighth yards of ap
plique and seven-eighth yard of silk
for the girdle and trimming.
The coverings of the new parasols
remain about the same, linen, lace,
silk and net all being in evidence,
but the handles have undergone a
change. The newest closely resem
bles a perfectly plain, highly polished
walking stick, with a cap of gold, sil
ver or ivory, on which the monogram
may be engraved.
The blouses of this season all have
the collars of about four years ago,
which fit tightly and are high under
the ears and around the back. These
must be accurately and stifily boned
or they will lose their smartness, but
when perfectly made and properly
wtrn they are attractive.
Large Sailor ll:Us.
Sailo- hat3 are to be very, very
Finish of Lace.
The edge of even the bottom
flounce on the lingerie frock of my
lady is finished with lace.
Fancy Waist With Deep Girdle.
Everything that gives the short
waist line and the consequent Empire
suggestion is greatly in vogue just
now, and this blouse is one of the
prettiest yet to have appeared. It
Includes a garniture which can be
made from the filet or from all-over
lace, as in this instance, or from silk
or from contrasting material embroid
ered or braided with soutache, or,
indeed, from almost anything that
fancy may dictate. The little trim
ming of balls is an effective one and
greatly in vogue, but that finish also
is optional, for the blouse itself is
adapted to all the thinner, fashion
able fabrics which can be tucked and
pleated so successfully. The sleeves
are novel and distinctive and the
blouse is altogether one of exception
al charm. It is made with a lining
and the girdle is attached to it so
that the entire garment is closed in
visibly at the back.
The waist consists of the founda
tion lining, the blouse and sleeve
portions, cut in one, and the garni
ture. The chemisette is faced onto
the lining, and when a transparent
effect is desired this last is cut away
beneath. The sleeve linings, too, are
faced to forn the cuffs, but the lining
can be of chiffon or other transparent
material when something very dainty
is desired. The pretty shaped col
lar finishes the neck of the blouse
and the roll-over cuffs complete the
lower edge3 of the sleeves. The
draped girdle is arranged over the
lower part of the lining.
The quantity of material required
for the medium size is two and three
quarter yards twenty-one. two and
five-eighth yards twenty-seven or one
and three-quarter yards forty-four
inches wide, with seven-eighth yard
any width for the garniture, half yard
of all-over lace for chemisette and
cuffs, one and three-quarter yards of
silk for girdle and trimmirsg.
New Small Hat.
The "postilion" is one of the best
shapes among the new small hats.
A CLEANSING BRUSH.
A small stiff brush is not only usr
ful in scrubbing potatoes, but als
for lemons. They should always t
washed before using. What appear
to be tiny brown scales are the egg
of an insect. Indianapolis News.
If you wish to stick anything anM
have no glue in the house try the fol'
lowing recipe: Take a small piece ctf
cold potato which has been boilef
and rub it up and down on a piece o
paper with your fingers for about fivt
minutes. It will become the right
consistency and stick as well as thJ
strongest glue. Boston Post.
TO SAVE STOCKINGS. .
Holes can be prevented from being
worn in hosiery by sewing a small
piece of cotton tape to the top of the,
hose, where safety pin or supporter,
fastens, so improving the value of the'
hose. This is of great value in in-
fants' cases, as it is also used in theiri
flannels, as well as hosiery, where'
pins are put in and removed so often. I
New York World. L
INEXPENSIVE BUREAU COVER.
An inexpensive bureau cover can
be made of a cotton net darned withjj
silk floss, in a flowing design. To em- is
hrnlf'pr this mntprlnl a rlrawino' haat. L
ed back of the net will give the out
line to follow, and the work is easily !
and quickly done.
WThen finished the cover may be
lined with chintz in solid colors oi i
null cia ltcucu, Ul , XL lillS) JUUI
practicable, tissue paper will answer
the purpose just as well. Washing.
LEMONS KILL. GERMS.
The hygienic properties of lemons,
which contain citric acid, have been
well known for many years, but it is
only lately that scientists discovered
the acid was powerful enough to kill
the germ of typhoid fever in twenfiy
four hours. Some typhoid fever ba
cilli treated with raw lemon juice and
placed in the sunshine were killed in ,
two hours, the sunshine proving a
quick agent in connection with the
medicinal properties of the fruit.
Lemons have been found beneficial in
the worst forms of smallpox and chol
era, so it is well to know the medici
nal properties of a harmless yet pow
erful fruit acid. Indianapolis News.
COOKING FOR INVALIDS.
As all good nurses know, an inva
lid's or convalescent's food should bo
dressed up in an attractive way to
tempt the palate by means of the eye
sight. A new way of seeing the spe
cial kind of foods which the doctor
has recommended helps decidedly
to stimulate the appetite, especially
where a continuous variety in food
cannot be given. A writer on invalid
cooking says: ''Remember that sur
prises are delightful to a sick person.
Never let the bill of fare, if possible,
be known beforehand, and if you can
disguise a well known dish so much
the better. Beaten white of egg is a
good fairy and serves you cheaply.
Snowy white, or made golden brown
in the oven, it may top many a dish
concealing at one time a custard, at
another a mold of chicken jelly, or
even a cup of delicate apple sauce."
Browned Turnips Peel a turnip
and cut in slices one-quarter of an
inch thick. Boil and try not to break
the slices. Drain ind fry a rich
brown. Fry a tablespoonful of
chopped green pepper and sprinkle
over the slices.
Boquet Salad Cut cooked carrots
into small pieces, place in centre of
dish, then a ring of cooked potatoes,
cucumber, shredded lettuce and a
wreath of shredded cabbage about the
outer edge. Pass the dish with a
bowl of dressing.
Soft Ginger Chocolate Creams
Form fondant into tiny cones, tuck
ing into each cone a bit of preserved
ginger, well dried before using. Dip
the balls into melted chocolate, one
at a time, and lay on paraffine paper
in a cold place until hardened.
Webster Cake One cup of sugar,
one-half cup of butter, two eggs, one
half cup of milk, two cups of flour,
two teaspoons of baking powder. Fla
vor to taste. Take half of batter, add
one cup of chopped raisins, two table--spoons
of molasses, one teaspoon of
cinnamon, one teaspoon of nutmeg.
Bake this half twenty minutes, then
add the other half of batter. Bake
until done in a moderate oven. .
Salmon Croquettes Thoroughly
clean one can of salmon and place in
dish for mixing. Cream a piece of
butter the size of an egg with two
tablespoons of flour, add one-half cup
of hot water, stir until it thickens.
Let it cool and add two eggs to the
salmon, then the creamed butter and
enough rolled crackers so you can
shape into cakes. Then roll each
cake in cracker crumbs and lay on a
platter till ready to fry. Fry in deep,