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The evening gazette. (Port Jervis, N.Y.) 1869-1924, August 29, 1924, Image 6

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mm SIX iMKhTENINGGAZETm PORTTERVIS. N. Y, GOBLIN AND THE FAIRIES /X 'H B fairies were hoWing a very ; grand picnic one niglit in a dell. It was a very large and grand affair, be­ cause all of the fairies were there, r All the mortals were good on that night. No one was in trouble; the mortal cliildren bad all gone to bed, on time and so all the fairy folk were free to enjoy themselves. A big feast was prepared on a flat rock with a lacy cobweb covering. Dewdrops crystal-like glistened in the moonlight, making a beautiful table decoration. Pond-lily dishes held all the fairy dainties, and the fireflies and the moonlight made a fairyland picture, vrhich of course it was. The goblins were out, too, but as their woods were not anywhere near the picnic ground of the fairies no one had thought a thing about them. ''What Have You tc Say for Your- ’ But the tricky little creatures were out that night doing some work be­ sides playing tricks, and it happened that this work took some of their band right to the dell where the fairies were holding their picnic. Right into a tr^e that hung over the rock where the feast was spread it took them, too, and when they saw all the good things on the table one little goblin called Slippy by his broUi- ers because he could slip through the smallest crack or crevice, crept to the tip end of a bough to get a betier view- Slippy was so small he could go to tip ends in perfect safety, but this time he was so intent upon what he saw that he lost his grip, and clown he tumbled right into the dish of lovely pudding made from butterfly eggs. It was all soft and frothy, and when Slippy jumped out, there he stood on the table looking like a tiny .snow man. “Iffcat s ia a Mame?\ By MILDRED MARSHALL Facts about meaning; ^ alficance; yoar luc^iy day, lucky jewel ut your name; its history; hence it v/as derived; sig« your lucky day, lucky jew el The fairies were just getting ready to sit down when he tumbled, and It gave them a scare, as you can well imagine, for they thought all • tbeir lovely supper was spoiled. When they saw the funny little Slippy all frotli they had to laugh, and one of the fairies told the queen he ought to be punished for upsetting their table even if he did make them laugh. When the other goblins saw what had happened to poor Slippy they scrambled out of the tree and away they ran, leaving their unhappy broth­ er alone in bis trouble. “Well,” said the fairy queen, “what have you to say for yourself? Un­ less you can give a good reason for being here, a very good one, mind you, you will have to be punished, for by fairy law anyone who enters\ our dell on feast nights must be punished in some way. Now, what have you to say?” Slippy Goblin was busy trying to get the sweet, nice frothy pudding off of his clothes, and I am sorry to have to tell it, but he licked his fingers and ate every bit he could, for butterfly- egg pudding* is one of the most de­ licious dishes the fairies make. Slipp.y was frightened, but not so frightened he could not eat, though when the queen spoke in such a stem tone he stopped eating and replied, “I have an excuse, your majesty, for be­ ing in the dell, though not for having fallen into the pudding,” he said. “I came with some of our band to put back a bird’s egg some bad boys had stolen, and when it was laid on the ground we took it. Oh, how those boys hunted and wondered what had happened,” Slippy laughed as he re- memherecl how funny it was. “That Is my excuse for being in the dell, but, your majesty, your table was wliat tempted me to lose my bold on the branch, and you know what hap­ pened.” “AVhat shall his punishment be, my children?” the queen asked her fairies, and Slippy's eyes grew big as he waited. “He shall be sentenced to stay and have supper with us,” said all the fairies. “He was doing a good deed and no wonder he tumbled when he saw all the nice things we are to have for supper.” ‘‘That is just what I expected you to say,” replied the queen. “Slippy’s brothers were pretty sorry when they heard of the feast he had with the fairies, for perhaps they, too, might have been invited to have some of the goofl things if they hud not I'un away and left him when he tumbled into the fairy pudding. ( 0 , 1924, McC'.urt- NewsyCiper S y n d ica t e .) Have You This Habit? IfEEPINC WELL ---- An |R Tablet (a vegetable aperient) taken at night will help keep you well, by toning and strengthening you^ di­ gestion and elimination. Oeir A 2S^B(XK w C h i p ^ tKe Old Block N? JUNIORS-Little Nfs One-third the regular dose. Made of the sam e ingredients, then candy coated. For children and adults. kMiiiBSOLD BY YOUR DRUGGIST m QUICK’S BHUG STORE Gold Coinage The government has never issued gold coins of less than $1. The 25 and 50-cent gold pieces were private is­ sues. Following ^ ai’e the denomlna- dops of gold coinage of the United States: Fifty dollars, coined In 1915 to the amount of $105,950 as Panama- Pacific International exposition coins; double eagles, eagles, half eagles, quar­ ter eagles and dollars. Weight of Air Thirty thousand cubic feet of air weighs roughly one ton. Interesting to SoteniiMtg When the swamp areas of northern Minnesota are drained, remains of many elephants may be brought to light. Prof. Clinton R. Stauffer of the University of Minnesota, has reported to science that recent finds indicate that huge mastodons and mammoths were once abundant In that re^on and survived the great Ice age formerly thought to be the period in which they became tfstinct, i«— —— - ------ - n _ ----------- —-— No Danger From Comets The Naval observatory says that the mass of a comet is never large; and the material Is. for the most part, ex­ ceedingly tenuous. It is probable that the earth, if struck by a comet, would witness nothing more than a meteoric shower. The explosions, if any, would be similar to those hither­ to observed in the case of large meteorites. FRIDAY. AUGUST 2 9 ,1 9 2 4 Advocating Burglary “A man should be very sure of him self before be docs any boasting,” sa.vf an exchange. What iniquitous conn sel! It is advising a man to be a safe blower.—Boston Transcript. FOR SEE 6 room brick bungalow with large, lot, central location, hot water heat, electric CQIMIH lights and bath . . . W. D. McCOMBS, Agent P O R T J E R V I S , N . Y . LEGION DAY AT JOYLANDPARK SATURDAY, AUGUST 30 FIREWORKS BAND CONCERT WATER CARNIV.4L DANCING AFTERNOON AND EVENING - new - fish MARKET 12814 Jersey .Avenue Port Jervis, N. ¥ . NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS A Fdl Line of Fresh Fish Tuesdays and Fridays Tel. SIS-W J. Piirow. Prop. Below R. R. Station fl^ : By Margaret Morisoa OPHELIA ALL the fanciful names wlilch appeal to feminine taste, Ophelia possesses perhaps the tenderest mem­ ories. Thou;;h the name signifies ^‘serpent,” only romance, youth, and tragedy are connected witli it. Etym o logists declare that Ophelia is an out-and-out invention of Shake­ speare. Certainly her claim to im­ mortality is based upon the touching story of the bard of Avon who makes the gentle maiden a striking contrast for the melancholy Dane of “Hamlet.’’ AVithout her “rosemary for remem­ brance,” Ophelia would still exist among the readers of Shakespeare. It is possible that Ophelia is a trans­ lation of the old Ormilda, a northern appellative derived from the serpent names through the Greek “ophis.” There is no other explanation of her existence, unless she was purely an invention of Shakespeare, although a woman does appear in tlie old story of Amleth. The curious coincidence is, however, that the master dramatist should have placed her In the land chiefly favoring seiTentine names. The opal is the gem assigned to Ophelia. The unfortunate influence which it is said to exert for others will prove a talisman against that very evil if Ophelia wears it. It will bring her good fortune and her heart’s desire. Monday is her lucky day and 5 her lucky number. The chrysanthemum is her flower. ( © ky W heeler^yndlcate, Inc.) A LINE O' CHEER PULLING YOUR WEIGHT By John Kendrick Bangs. A GOOD HABIT !• X of Cheer a daily habit, f •JL feut when Care comes 1 don’t deny it, But rather face about and grab It, With all my Inward strength I nab it, And so lambaste, and jam, and jab it, It ne’er becomes a steady diet. (© hy McClure Newspaper Syndicate.) JACQUELINE PRINCE grew up, af- J ter her mother’s death, on a big, old-fashioned place in the country. Her experience was bounded by the low, rambling house; the wide, fragrant gardens, presided over by the geuiu-s of the place, an old gardener; her in­ dulgent father, and relatives. Jacqueline’s formal education was under the direction of a governess. During the mornings Jacqueline was supposed to pursue knowledge. The procedure was somewhat as follows: Jacqueline would be asked to recite the first eighteen lines of “The Canter­ bury Tales” ; after the opening phrases she would slow down aud look ex- pectantlj' at Miss Smith; thereupon Aliss Smith would supply and prompt to the end of the selection. Then they would turn to mathematics. A few judicious questions on Jacqueline’s part would tap successfully the springs of Miss Smith's knowledge; she would seize the pencil from her pupil’s hand and eventually, with a minimum of effoi’t on Jacqueline’s part, the sums would be accomplished. At twenty Jacqueline was left an orphan and penniless. The relatives gathered in conclave. “We were fond Of your father,” and “There will al­ ways be a place in our house for you,” followed by, “Of course you can make yourself useful if you want,” w^ere phrases frequently in use in those days. Then Jacqueline threw a thun­ derbolt by announcing that she had a job and proposed to be self-supporting. “But how?—how? in heaven's name!” Was the answer. And when Jacqueline explained that she really knew some­ thing about gardens, and that she had found a position in a florist’s shop, \hey were all divided between relief and hurt pride. Ten years later, when the Prince greenhouses were becoming known, a reporter called upon Jacqueline Prince to interview her and get the story of her success. Great stress was laid in the forthcoming article upon Miss Prince’s philosophy of production: Everything that receives sunlight and food and shelter must produce, she said. Then she abruptlf changed* her figure of speech. The habit of pulling one’s own weight in the boat is essen­ tial, she ended. HAV^ YOU THIS HABIT? (® by Metropolitan Newspaper Service.) PRIZES AWARDED FOR WATK SPORTS AND DANQNG 9 Joyland Dance Palace | FRIDAY EVENING,-AUGUST 29 COLLEGIATE DANCE CiAiPIONSHIP iASQIIRADE AND CIVIC BALL Lelior lay iiie, Sept, 1 $25J0 m gold prizes the most origiiial, faiidest,- and Fissimest Costumes ■ 1S8 PIKE ST. 0pp. Orange Square Phone 905 DANCE CONTESTS MUSIC GAZETTE WANT ADS BRING BUSINESS SATURDAY (Jnau, with Douglas Ji/LtcLccon A Merry Romance of Young Ideas That is a Hurri­ cane of Laughter and a Cyclone of Thrills. Ch^er No. 5 “The Hawk’s Eye” of “LEATHER STOCKINGS” From the World Famous Novels by James Fenimore Cooper ____ ‘RATHE REVIEW\ “TOPICS OF THE DAY’ SPECIAL ADDED ATTRACTION “THE TROUBADORS” Of New York City In a Presentation of SYMPHONIC JAZZ Matinee 2:30 Evening 8:00 Price 25 Cents Admission 30 Cents LESTER PARK—PRESENTS “ The Sidewalks of New Yor¥^ — WITH— HANNA LEE THE TALENTED CHILD ACTRESS Supported by a hand picked cast of-Screen Favorites A STIRRING story of life, full of thrills and intermingled pathos and humor; laid in the crowded streets and teeming tenements of New York’s great East Side SEE the soul-stirring three round prizefight between an American girl and the French champion' Hal Roach Comedy “FAST BLACK” “PATHE NEWS No. 68” Matinee 2:30 Price 15 Cents Evening 7:15 & 8:50 Admission 20 Cents Monson CooUng and Ventilating System in tnll operation at evray perlormance P i ,*|

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