k of tbe
3St TOlliam Croewell Boane
Wtabcp ot BlDanp
x ® modern mind stag
r°re the story of
2 V \r ? ■urrection of Jesus
? f ■from the dead it
■ realize what its
? actualB ty j s gt Paul’s
hV 011, 'Bold it be thought
*. ,” g incr ßvith you that God
■nould ral9e* ul? >. stm haß but
one answerMy, that there is
, rea son wßhoaid be thought
Incredible; b| rillaing the dead,
w . .. G -^l >os ßstrates it in his
P s e to is the
tw? B i^ natUral^Pefl, t thing in the
“no uu deßtain conditions.
™ at whlch Bow is not quick
ened except itH
•nH^i 0 not °^ er - but through
v ßra „ , >y ,J nean ‘B ath . is the uni
on iJ , K a ' v an Mu n iversal event,
doinir h° V ? n ‘Bme first the un-
In mo if bondage with
i“d £? L hQ MP r ‘nclple of the
oned ln h fh d ‘ jl g as 11 ls im P r M*
but .i, th f sh M is “bare grain,”
in thn 6U ltS °B cove ring is dead
or rmt C ) 0< ; 00n ’ W )ken ,n the egg,
life on? ln the ■. then the latent
bod v n °, fortf ® God gives it a
bodv - £ to [* BGed
when n S ° - aftc tt lt h and burial,
flesh JT rap, M of this ea rthlv
"the ii d,3Boi a<l done away,
nt , (hat llbe.” "the body
of time ' S 1,1,1 in the fullness
UriwL mlra ( Cle ° r ß vol of the res
miracma ,? f Ju ßrtat. like other
re, ai /' ’ ,es ,n Viet that it dis
did‘ Lw l the , elem f time and also
SJ a l a J with thMndition of de
%' H ® saw no ■uption."
for thon? f °, r thv ll >of it. Now
*or the meaning of ■■
thaV'-m m a,,> 01 *' se - it means
again de f d st ll rise and live
and r 11 we belle\#l a t Jesus died
that T 6 T ilU ‘ ev tt° they also
2S S i e , ep . n Hi God bring
H / m ;; The cßiary to the
ticle in the Creed, Q e third day
MoveTn® again *” ls thla ticle ”1 be
l , a } he resunectiMljf the body,
look for the resurHlion of the
ead or from the deatl One does
i aeGd ’ 0,10 would nod.lre, to draw
ay the hearts and rles of men
>m this great and bf led revela-
"■ r- ■
I tion of Holy Scripture, this strong
and positive assertion of the Chris
tian faith. But it is wrong to post
pone the meaning of our Lord's res
urrection to this final point of hu
man history. It has a clear and more
Immediate application of what the
Apostle calls “the power of His res
urrection,” “dead indeed unto sin,
but alive unto God, through Jesus
Christ our Lord.” This must be
recognized and realized as the imme
diate practical purpose and result of
the great fact of Easter Day.
What is its message to men and
It is easy to dream a dream of
hope and delight about the far fu
ture; easy to have a sentiment and
emotion that enable us to face physi
cal death with an outlook beyond the
grave and console us in the hour of
bereavement. God forbid that there
should be any shadowing of this
hope. But the practical question
concerns our daily life now.
Humanity stands to-day, as it has
stood for all these centuries, facing
the fact of the wonderful yfe that
our Lord lived here on earth, with
By E. DEGER.
the strange and inexplicable combina-'
tion of fleshy reality without the re
straints and hindrances of the flesh.
And that means, in the first place,
the pattern set, and in the next place
the power given to us to live our
lives on higher lines.
Translated into plain EJnglish, the
great Easter thought is that we may
not be absorbed and immersed in
merely earthly, temporal, carnal
thoughts and things. Life, never
more than in our day, is crowded !
with business, with pleasure, even I
Christ’s Entry Into Jerusalem.
where it is not choked with indulg
ence and success.
The idlers and loungers, with no
thought but amusement, are far too
The craze for accumulation of ma
terial wealth is wearing out the
strength and dulling all the finer
faculties of men and women. And
the carelessness and idleness of peo
ple who, with opportunities of service
to society and the demands of home
duties, waste daylight hours and turn
night into day with games of chance,
accentuated too often with the covet
ousness of gambling, are a reproach
to the best inheritances and instincts
“You have no leisure class in
America,” an Englishman said once
to an American girl.
“Yes,” she said, “we have, but we
call them tramps.”
Leisure there ought to be. Men
and women there must be who are
free from the strain and strenuous
ness of incessant occupation, but it
ought to be a leisure for intellectual
cultivation, for philanthropic interest,
for the storing of energy, physical,
mental and spiritual, which shall
"Awake thou that sleepest and
arise from the dead!” This is the
Easter call, the Easter cry.
Hiding even one talent in the nap
kin of refined indolence or self-in
dulgence or burying it in the dirt of
sensuality ancT sin, either one makes
an “unprofitable servant” and lays
up against the second coming of the
Lord an account of wasted powers
and lost opportunities which will
then be beyond recall.
AN EASTER MENU.
We like an American dinner, don’t
you? Here’s one that can be prepared
oy any housewife:
Small Blue Points, Half Shell.
Olives. Salted Almonds. Radishes.
Cream of Asparagus.
Brook Trout Fried With Pork.
Saratoga Chips. Sliced Cucumbers.
Marrow Bones on Toast.
Roast of Spring Lamb. Browned
Green Peas, English Stvle.
Snow Fritters, Country Sauce.
Potted Pigeons. Easter Pudding.
Bon Bons. Fruit. Cakes. Cream
It is interesting to note that people
in general are inclining more and more
to the celebration of church festivals
which were formerly observed by but
one or two divisions of the Christian
body. It is not so long ago that the
celebration of Easter was looked upon
somewhat askance by many denomina
tions, and yet to-day these denomina
tions give Easter and Easter services
a prominent place In their church cal
endar. The movement is certainly in
the right direction; laying aside all
prejudices of denomination or creed, it
is well that the whole Christian body
can, find common ground an certain
days. It is well that they should cele
brate' not only spiritually, but out
wardly. this great day in the Christian
year. Even those who profess to be
among the faithless may meet, too, on
the same ground at this springtime
festival, and observe and be thankful
for the reawakening of the year—the
symbol of new life which one finds in.
all nature. Whatever his belief or none
belief, no one should be unmoved or
unresponsive to the new season, to the
promise of life which he sees every
year renewed and reiterated in nature,
ns well as finds in the tenets of his
faith. The Easter-time should be a
season of joy, of fresh hope, of new en
deavor, of practical faith in humanity
and in God. —Woman’s Home Compan
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/ Lo, the swiftly circling jeojonj ' I
\ Bring the toper-tide oqciin, SSL
/ And its enrols full of gladness • s
Thrill With jou the hearts of men ;
SH.ere our glad triumbheint Ooices |i;p ..
Swell once more fhc cnorus-lay, j
Por the Christ, the Lord and Sower
ho;,e to life on taster Day .
Eunter Plant Lej-end.
The Christian legends connected with
plants generally explain their behavior
during Passion week. r lhe aspen still
shivers with remorse because, when
Christ passed, it had boldly faced the
heavens instead of bowing its head in
company with the other trees. The
Saviour cast one look a: it, and the
memory of that sorrowful glance is
handed down even to this generation.
The Resurrection Morning.
Tile Kaster Chiefs Fate.
“Peep! Peep!’’ said the chick as he turned
A little fat fluff of bright yellow—
“If, I had been late but a week and a day,
I'd be an unfortunate fellow.
An Easter egg is an excellent feature,
If you’re not the egg,’’ said the silly crea
Unde Sam Takes Step to Protect
A PRECAUTIONARY MOVE
; Bluejackets Put Ashore at Several
Ports irom Gunboats Which are
Patrohng the Vicinity.
Marines have been landed at Tr a .
jillo, Celba ana Puerto Cortez, Hon
duras, from the American gunboat
Marietta to protect the interests of
citizens of the United States.
Advices to this effect were receiv
ed Thursday at the navy department
from Commander Pullman of the Ma
rietta, and they were at once trans
mitted to the state department. As
yet no wora has been received as to
whether forces have been landed at
Central American ports on the Pa
cific coast side,, but undoubtedly this
step will be taken if American inter
ests are considered in danger.
The navy department feels that the
action taken by Commander Fullam
brings the situation completely in
baud so far as the safeguarding of
trade interests is concerned In addi
tion to the protection given to Amer
icans, It is felt that the action of this
government will relieve other gov
ernments of the necessity of taking
any steps toward making a naval dem
onstration. The landing of bluejack
ets and marines and the policing of
beth spheres of the Central Ameri
can republics by the United States
gunboats before trading vessels had
been molested in any manner, or for
eign interests jeopardized, is regard
ed as a diplomatic move that will pre
vent any international complications
growing out of the policy of the Unit
ed States not to permit European
demonstrations in Central American
or South American waters.
The Nicaraguan commander in
charge of the invading force at the
Honduran port, Trujillo, gave Com
mander Fu 11am his promise that Amer
lean interests and all foreign interests
there would be protected and that
trailing vessels would be permitted to
enter and leave the port without mo
lestation, the same as before the cap
ture of the port by the Nicaraguan
Both coasts of the warring Central
American republics are completely
covered by American gunboats. In
addition to the Marietta, on the Hon
duras coast, which is the point re
garded most in danger, the Paducah
is further south on the Nicaraguan
coast. On the Pacific coast side are
the Princeton, which is patrolling the
Nicaraguan coast, and the Chicago,
which is patrolling the Salvadoran and
Joint intervention by Mexico and
the United States in the war which
threatens to involve Central America
is now regarded as probable by dip
lomatists. Previous tenders of good
offices on the part of the two gov
ernments were not heeded by Nica
ragua, Honduras and Salvador, and it
has been suggested to the state de
partment that Mexico and the United
States should send plenipotentiaries
to the warring countries to investi
gate the causes of the present war
and order an immediate cessation of
Secretary Root and Mr. Creel, the
Mexican ambassador, have been in.
conference frequently since the out
break of war, and Latin American
diplomatists would not be surprised
by the announcement that Mexico and
the United States have decided the
war must cease.
Diplomatists have pointed out to the
Washington government that its posi
tion at the approaching peace confer
cr.ee at The Hague will be peculiar
if it permits a war to progress which
it might stop and which the Monroe
doctrine prevents European powers
“aiG aiick” 10 biup war.
Roosevelt and Governor ol Mexico to Curb
belligerent Central Americans.
As the result of a series of con
ferences at Washington Monday by the
Mexican ambassador and all the Cen
tral American ministers with the as
sistant secretary of this govern
ment will join Mexico in stopping hos
tilities in Central America.
Joint intervention of the two peace
seeking countries will be made by the
means of the “big stick’’ in the hands
of President Roosevelt and an armed
force, backed up by President Diaz,