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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (April 13, 1922)
OLY WEEK lends us through the
deep "slindes of punltcnco and sor
row to Gctlifccmnno, the Last Sup
per, Good Friday mid the Cross,
leaving us In silence ami darkness
at the sepulchre. Hut now, lo, ns
at Christmas, mi tinsel brings Joy
ful tidings to them. Here again an
angel voices the greatest, gladdest,
most blessed truth that ever thrilled
the ears and elated the souls of
men: "Christ Is Hlsen."
Thus our week of sorrows nnd our wny by the
Cross, lead us to this brightest morn of time, to the
chining mount of Immortality, to the glorious vision
of eternal life. What a gift Is life I What a Joy
it Is to live! The Joys of sight and the visions of
the eye; the Joy of activity and work, the Joy of
high and noble nlms, the Joys of the heart, of
friendship, and lovo; the Joy of elevated thoughts;
the manly Joy of overcoming dllllcultles; the high
transports of doing good and sacrifice for truth's
sake; the Joy In the sense of the beautiful and
sublime In nature; the ecstnsles in the rapt har
monies of music; the Joy In religious worship nnd
prnyor what tongue of archangel can tell the Joy,
the bliss, the rapture, embraced In this all In till
But sweet, vnrlcd and glorious as Is this gift of
life, we see confronting It the black, spectral, In
evitable figure of death. Who, then, but must study
this question which concerns his hnpplness more
deeply tlmn all else? This death; which steadily
creeps toward me, will It really wrest from mo this
priceless possession of life? This Is the supreme
thought for every living soul to reflect upon on
Easter Day. To study In the light of tho Gospel
of tho Resurrection.
Nature hero Is our first teacher. She Is full of
emblems of tho Resurrection. Could you forecast
the golden fruit from the withered blossom, or tho
bird from the broken shell, or tho brilliant, plum
nged Insects wings from tho chrysalis coflln from
which It emcrgcs7 So spring Is full of signs. Ev
ery spring, In forest, garden nnd Held, death Is
Bwnllowed up of life. All winter tho trees stand
stripped and baro; tho shrubs, the grasses, the
flowers sleep in n cold white sepulchre of snow.
But In tho spring comes tho dawn of n new life.
The drifts melt, the fountains flow, tho rivers burst
their Ice bonds, the trees put forth buds nnd leaves,
the grasses nwako from their chill slumbers, nnd
tho crocus and myrtle- peep from the ground tho
ndvnnco gunrd of that lovely army of flowers which
will decorate tho whole summer with their plu
mage. It is tho Resurrection time of the visible crea
tion. It Is the Easter of the world. It Is nature's
prophetic answer to tho Inquiring soul of man,
und It Is full of hope. It Is the grand Epic of Im
mortality, written by tho finger of God upon tho
Btinta of tho earth. Rev. J. 11. Rcmensnyder.
There is one day In tho year on which custom
requires tlmt the grounds of tho White House,
ordlnnrlly sacred against Intrusion, shall be thrown
open to nil comers. It Is Easter Monday, which Is
par excellence tho children's day In Washington.
On thnt occasion tho little ones come from far and
near to roll eggs on tho smooth lawns In tho rear
of tho executive mansion, nnd their prerogative In
this regard Is of long standing.
It Is one of the prettiest customs of tho festive
kind thnt survive In this part of tho world, nnd
nobody knows exnetly how or when It originated.
Ever so long, perhaps a century ago, in the neigh
borhood of Baltimore and adjacent counties of
Virginia, It was tho habit of the children to go out
In llttlo parties on Easter Monday and roll eggs.
For some reason unexplained tho sport has become
In n manner localized In Washington, and In earli
er days the egg rolling was done on tho cnpltol
grounds as well as at tho Whlto House. But on
ono unfortunato occasion so much damage was
done to tho grass that unsympnthctlc legislators
for tho nation promulgated a decree forbidding tho
Thus it has come about that tho children all as
semblo at tho Whlto House, whero tho grounds
nro epeclally adapted to that purpose, being of a
Tolling contour, with many small mound-shnped
Sillls, down tho slopes of which tho eggs easily
travel. Aicitimuy iuuu uiui-u uuvrusi in una master
pastime, nnd usually found tlrao to go out himself
Into tho crowd nnd watch tho sport for n few mln-
ites. General Grant used to do tho snmo thing,
.cigar In his mouth, nnd Nellie Arthur, who was
child when sho lived In tho executive mansion.
iorsolf took part in tho games. Benjamin Har
rison's grandchildren did tho snmo thing.
Tho festival is ono to which nearly overy child
In Washington looks forwnrd when Easter tlmo
'comes round, and not tho least part of tho fun Is
jthe decorntlop of tho eggs, which must be dyed
beforehand in all sorts of colors. Tho older young
filters tako pride in coloring tholr own eggs, whllo
she younger ones dopend upon mamma, By Satur
day night the eggs must bo ready, snuggled In a
little basket, with some green excelsior, If possible,
to counterfeit grass. Then, when Monday's sun
lias risen, with prbmlso of favoroblo weather, the
bnlrns start for the festive scene, in most cuses
accompanied by enrents or nurse.
It Is nn all-day nffalr, this business of egg roll.
lng, and tho children nro anxious to begin it as
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early as possible. They gather in crowds outside
the tall iron fenco that encloses the White House
grounds, nnd when the gates are thrown open, at
exactly nlno n. in., they flock In pell-mell and dis
tribute themselves In gladsome 'squads over tho
grass-covered hillocks., No time Is lost, the sport
beginning at once, and soon It Is In fast and furi
ous progress, the greensward bpecklcd with eggs
of rainbow hues, nnd the echoes of merry childish
voices gladdening the spring time air.
All tho children wear their best clothes, which
arc destined to bo sadly mussed and more or less
torn before the day Is over, yet a thoroughly dem
ocratic spirit reigns, the youngsters being of nil
classes. Tho fnshlonnble northwestern section of
the city is largely represented, ns well as the com
monalty, and there Is not even any distinction of
color, the smnll black urchin Joining In the play
with the aristocratic offspring of a cabinet mem
ber. Some of the children make races with their
eggs, starting them simultaneously from tho top
of n hillock, with the understanding that tho ono
to reach the bottom first Is the winner. If It is
"for fair" tho egg of tho loser passes Into tho pos
session of tho successful contestant. Another wny
Is to roll an egg down hill, to be received ut tho
bottom on tho point of a second egg, If tho thing
Is properly done, nnd failure or success In this ob-.
Jcct gives rise to much merriment. Or, again,
two children may roll their eggs townrd each oth
er on n flat pleco of ground, and when they have
met tho one cracked is lost.
"Picking eggs" Is a form of tho sport pecullnr
to the boys, requiring ns it docs some degree of
expertness, while having about It tho thrilling sug
gestion of a gamble. One boy holds nn egg in his
fist, so as to ex'poso the smallest possible bit of the
point, and this is attneked by the point of another
boy's egg, a series of taps deciding which Is the
harder of the two. First it la point to point, then
butt to butt, nnd then family "slders," tho upshot
of the nffnlr being n transfer of tho cracked egg
to tho owner of tho ono thnt remains unbroken.
Now nnd then along comes a knowing youth, with
wisdom beyond his years, and a guinea hen's egg,
which, inasmuch as it is much harder than any
hen's egg, is a sure winner. But it is a green
youngster that does not know enough to bo on
his guard ngnlnst nn egg thnt has speckles on it,
oven though it be nrtfully cxplnincd to him thnt it
was Inid by a speckled hen. Occasionally n china
egg is similarly worked ns n "ringer."
When tho eggs nro rolled down hill, it is custom
ary for tho owners to roll after them a perform
ance somewhat calculated to Injuro clothes nnd In
cldentnliy liable 'to result In tho smashing of the
eggs. But this latter is a matter of no great im
portance, Inasmuch as n broken egg Is something
to bo immediately eaten, nnd tho devouring of it
is a plensant incident. Necessarily tho eggs are
all lmrd boiled, and, therefore In condition for off
At twelve o'clock it Is tlmo for lunch, and then
mamma or nurse spreads a delightful menl on tho
greensward a fenst, which, owing to tho Joyful
clrcumstnnccs, is vnstly more nppotlzlng thnn the
most elnbornto bnnquet nt homo could be. Eggs,
as Is proper, furnish tho piece de resistance usual
ly, but thero is milk in bottles for tho very small
tots, for children of nil ages nre present, nnd many
of them oven como In bnby cnrrlnges, being not
yet old enough to walk. Outsldo tho grounds are
many hucksters with goat wagons nnd donkey
carta, who have for sale plentiful supplies of can
dy, peanutSj pics, apples nnd oranges. On tho
whole, It is somewhat llko a circus. '
To make things altogether Joyful, tho marino
band, which Is tho President's own troop of musi
cians, usually plays for tho benefit of tho llttlo
ones, being stationed on a platform near by.
Between 0 a. ra. and 1 p. m. no grown-ups aro
admitted unless accompanied by children. Stren
uous effort is necessary to provent children from
hiring out to adults who wish to seo tho sport but
nro minus tho necessary youngster. Every year
lads hire out to outsiders nt' 25 cents each and
pass them through tho gates.
RED OLOUD, NEBRASKA. CHIEF
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In the afternoon great numbers of grown folks
come to seo the fun, enjoying It almost ns much
as the youngsters do. By the -time the sun gets
well over info the western sky most of tho eggs
have been broken, nnd then It Is thnt colored per
sons with largo grins and cavernous stomachs come
around, suggesting n willingness to devour nil the
eggs tho children will give thorn. This is great
sport from tho children's point of view, nnd the
number of eggs consumed by somo of the volun
teers Is renlly astonishing.
Flnnlly It Is nil over. The wreck thnt Is left be
hind Is doleful indeed. Everywhere the grans Is
strewn with a litter of broken eggs, brown paper
nnd other debris, nnd little feet have made many n
hole In the turf. It cost $114 one year to rcpnlr
tho damage done on this one day of Jollification.
But Uncle Sum paid the bill without a murmur
tho fun was worth the money.
In Jerusalem, Holy week, between Tnlm Sundny
and Easter, besides being the occasion of isoleinn
service inside tho churches, sees tunny nsuoclntcd
ceremonies thnt nro as picturesque as devout. Tho
Via Dolorosa (Sorrowful Way), (supposed to bo
tho rond over which Christ bore the cros,j to Cal
vury), Is thronged with pilgrims from all pnrts of
tho world, who follow tho route on their knees.
In Rome, in a smnll building nenr tho Lnteron
pnlace, similar devotees climb, upon their knees,
tho whole length of a flight of 28 steps tho Scnla
Snntn (snered stairway), which once stood in
Pilate's palnco at Jerusalem, nnd was trodden by
the Man of Sorrows, whom Pilnto delivered up to
In New Mexico a religious fraternity known a9
tho Brothers of Penitence for over a century cele
brated tho week before Easter with self-torture's
of tho most sickening description. The members
of tho organization nro not monks, but men who
live tho rest of tho year llko their neighbors, as
commonplace farmers, herdsmen nnd traders. Only
at this season they tuke It upon themselves to offer
heaven the grewsomo sight of human crenrures
whipping themselves with rawhide thongs nnd
pressing cnctU3 thorns into their own Heslt. Not
mnny years ago they even used to nnll one chosen
out of their own number to a tnll wooden cross,
set up In the wilderness. Efforts, In tho main, suc
cessful, have been made of late years, to stop tho
In Russia tho Easter salutation Is a plcturesquo
survival from upostollc customs. Friends and
'neighbors, or even strangers, who chance to meet
on tho street, say: "Christ Is risen I" "He Is
rlBcn Indeed!" tho other person responds. And
very often a kiss Is exehnnged even by two men,
In token of the dny's slgnlllcnnco. Tho religious
observance Is elaborate. This, of courso, was In
tho old Russia. Nobody seems to know what ob
servance thero Is, under Soviet rule.
Our Filipino cousins, after going to church Eas
ter rodrnlng, will think tho afternoon wnsted un
less they see n good cock light. In Spain and
most Spanish-speaking countries a bull fight is
both popular and distinctly fnshlonnble ns enter
tnlnmcnt for tho afternoon of Easter dny.
Greece has local celebrations that arc full of dig
nity and beauty. Ono of thesoi Is tho famous chor
al dance, which takes pluce each year at Mcgnra,
a few miles from Athens. It Is performed out of
doors, in tho presenco of thousands of spectators
by country girls of marriageable age, all dressed
In a special holldoy costumo of singular beauty
and elegance. The dance Is Bedato and stately to
tho last degree, and is said to have close resem
blance to tho religious danco of Greek maidens
2,000 and 8,000 years ago. But, though tho danc
ers aro most demuro in their manners, it is an
open secret that their nppcaranco now is prac
tically a bid for offers of marriage. Ono would not
suppose tlils could bo necessary to encourngo woo.
ere, but the fact is the modern Greek stands out
rather stiffly for n good dowry with his, bride, und
a girl whoso face Is her fortune has to ndvcrtlso it.
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That Started Him.
Stayloto (at 11 :30 p. in.) "My mot
to is to livo and let live."
Miss Bright (stifling n ynwn) "I
wish It was to sleep and let sleep."
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Children Cry for Fletcher's Caatorii
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dom hns tlmo to crltlclso others.
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