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The evening gazette. (Port Jervis, N.Y.) 1869-1924, December 11, 1924, Image 4

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THURSDAY^’^DECEMBER 11. 1924 THE EVEMNG GAZETTE PORT .lERVIS, N. Y. ■nWEE K '7 LITTLE EVERGREEN TREE day when the sun was shining warm and bright and the peach trees were filled with beautiful blos­ soms a little evergreen tree growing close by its big motlier tree began to cry. - “I want a pretty pink gown like the peach trees,” it said. ‘‘I am tired of this old green dress and the peach trees make fun of rgie because I never wear anything else.” “Dry your eyes, my dear,” said the mother tree, “and I will tell you some­ thing.” Little evergreen shook itself softly in the breeze and tried to hold np itS head, but its heart was so heavy with Her Green Gown Peaked Through, Making a Beautiful Pioturei unhappiness it could do little but look at the pretty peach trees in their new pink gowns and wish it had been lucky enough to have grown up a peach tree instead of an evergreen. “You wear a beautiful shade of green,” said the mother tree, “and it never fades; but through all the win­ ter you are dressed, while tlie peach trees and the other trees as well are naked and bare. “Isn’t that something for which to be thankful? Wait until the fall days come and November winds shake the loaves from all the other trees and then you will know that your thick, beautiful green wears better than tlie gowns worn by those you now envy.” “Ob, I don’t* care,” said the unhappy little tree. “I want a pink gown now. I am ashamed of this old green thing and the peach trees toss their heads every time they see me.” “There is sometliing else I have not told you,” said the mother, tree, “and because you are so discontented I shall keep it for a surprise, for you would not think it worth having now. But this much I will tell you: When the winter comes the peach tree will be envious and not you.” “They won’t cure for this old' green dress,” pouted the little evergreen. “I heard tliem say it was too bad I never had a change, but had always to wear the same greeh dress.” “I don’t mean your green dress,” said the mother tree, “though it will be beautiful then. But sometliing else they will not be able to wear you will have and wear like a queen.” That was all the mother evergreen told the little tree; but, though it was not happy \all summer, it spent part of the time trying to guess what it would wear when winter came that would make the peach trees >envious. “It is cold, mother,” said tlie Uttle evergreen one night. “The wind is blowing all the leaves from the peach trees, those that hung on to the last; but I do not wear anything different from the green gown I wore in, the summer.” “Wait and see, my child,” replied the mother tree. “The winter days are not here ^et.’* But one morning the little ever­ green awoke to find herself wrapped in a beautiful ermine coat, her green gown peeking through in places and making a beautiful picture, but she did not know how beautiful until she heard a bare tree sigh and then whis­ per to another naked tree, “Look at that beautiful ermine coat tbe ever­ green tree is wearing.” “Yes,” the other sighed, “we wear dainty gowns in the summer, but the evergreens wear their ernfine and dia­ monds in- the winter like kings and queens. How nice it must be to be an evergreen tree. Our naked limbs will not hold a coat as theirs do.” At last little evergreen tree was happy. Somebody envied her, and the next summer when all the peach trees were wearing ^heir pretty pink frocks she kept her tlioughts on her rich coat of ermine that she wore in the winter, and all the other trees wished they could wear, * Perhaps, like the little evergreen tree, some of ns do not appreciate the things we have because we are too busy wishing for. something that be­ longs to otliers when our own posses­ sions may be worth far more. (© by M cClure N e w s p a p e r S y n d icate.) “WhatsinaName?” By MILDRED MARSHALL Facte alMQt yeuv a a m a i ite lustery; meaning; whence it waa derived; sig­ nificance; yonr lack/ day, hacky jewel PAULINE \pAULENE is a mufelcally pleasing ^ feminine name which is really of Itself a diminutive and an endear­ ment It means little and has a quaint origin, in that it is said to be derived from Paullus or Panins, the name given to one of the Aemilian gens of Borne, who was small in stature. In * Europe, this straightway became Paul, a name made immortal by the splendid saint of that name. Paula was honored as the feminine of his name and also as the name of the friend and correspondent of Saint Jerome, the mother of Bustochium. Paola is consequently found in Italy and named the heroine of one of the most exquisite romances of history, that of Paola and Francesca. Paollna is .the diminutive of Paola, and Paulina and Paolina are favorite forms everywhere. Spain has always retained Paula and, curiously enough, the Teutonic version is identical with the soft vowel formation of the Span­ ish. Pauline became more popular than any other, form in France for the sake of that favorite grandchild whose Christian name is almost the only one mentioned in Madame de Sovigne’s let­ ters. In fact, it is the only form com­ monly recognlased in France, though the sister of Napoleon was called Paulette by her own family. Italy has evolved another form from Paola, which It calls Paolino and the Slava change the “o” to a “v” and call It Pavlina. Pauline’s jewel is .the pearl, which promises charm and goodness and pop­ ularity to its wearer. The gem brings good luck and insures friends. Sun­ day is her lucky day and 4 her lucky number. Her flower is the lily, signi- '^ing purity. (© by W h e e ler Syndicate, I n c.) T F WINE is accidentally spilt on the table touch it with your finger and apply the finger to your forehead. It will bring you luck. This could not happen in these days of course. But it might! It Is well to be ''prepared. Anyway it is an old and popular super­ stition of pre-Volstead days. The su­ perstition is, of course, an inheritance from the days when our pagan fore­ fathers used to begin their feats by pouring a “libation to the gods.” A cup of wine was thrown on the floor, or tossed high and fell back on the table, as a preliminary to the bunlneBS of eating. It was an offering, a sacri­ fice, to the gods begging them to be propitious to the feast—a pagan grace before meat. The wine accidentally spilt upon the table represents this “libation to the gods” and by putting your finger in the wine so spilt, and touching your forehead with it, you, by magic of contact, more personally implore the gods for good luck. (® by McClnre N e w spaper Syndicate.) ------ o ------ Men You May Marry By E. R. PEYSER Has a Man ^Ike This Proposed to You? Symptoms; Soft voiced, self- made, glories ih^it; well groomed, close-fisted, only spends his time or money on the girl he thinks wants him for a spouse. De­ pendable, unexciting, likes to play bridge to bridge his small accomplishments, always ready to do things if .you suggest them. No education, his English often on the blink, awfully,, good na- ttired, wears light top buttoned boots, proud of his physique though small in stature. IN FACT He is a small proposition. ' Prescription to the Bride; n A dose of ufiproliibited ^ stimulants daily and an­ other nightly. Absorb This: MONOTONY 18 THE POISON GAS OF WEDLOCK. <© by M cClure N e w spaper 'Syndicate.) ky M cClure N e w s p a p e r Synd icate.) , French engineers are adopting an American invention and building en­ gines to operate with mercury vapor instead of with steam. Give a Real Gift ♦ Day in and day out—'in any itome— instant and portal>le heat—' PERFECTION O j J Heaters in the im p roved m o d e ls S T A N D A S ID OSL C O . OF NEW YORK afe Broadway Towns Reforesting In Athol and Framingham, Mass., town property is being reforest­ ed'; in the former town 10,000 white pine sellings will be put in on the town fa^m this year, and the same number of pine and spruce seedlings jnext year, and the , following year 10,000 white pine seedlings, 30,000 in all, says Nature Magazine. In addi­ tion, five days will be spent in refor­ esting the Newton reservoir property this year. In Framingham 57 acres are to be reforested. Five thousand red pine and 5,000 Norway spruce will go in on the town farm this year, and each following year 15,000 white pine will be set until the entire acreage is cov­ ered. Pride in the coming forests is being exhibited by these communities, , and this augurs well for such enter­ prises in the future. Not Too Late for Cleanup * The beauty of a city and the value of its property also may be greatly in­ creased by tJie planting of trees, shrubs and flowers. Every yard, from the large ones which provide an oppor­ tunity for the skill of the landscape gardener down to the smallest patches of ground, can be made more attractive nnd in most cases with a minimum ex­ penditure and an average degree of at­ tention. An observance of cleanup week aids particularly in improving the appearance of vacant lots, which too often are overgrown with unsightly weeds or permitted to become the dumping groufid for debris of various kinds. The benefits of the cleanup movement extend to the elimination of fire hazards and the removal of refuse which might become a breeder of flies and mosquitoes, thus assisting in pre­ serving the health of the neighborhood. Thrift Is Independence To safeguard your future, secure in­ dependence and make real headway in the world, save money. Heed this, for it is the truth; and in this truth and the way you use it lies the success or failure of your life.—^Horner LaSalle. What to Take for . SICK HEADACHE Takea gooddoseof Ciorter^i Htfle 1 1 ^ m s jg, —t&fli take 2 or 3 for a few nis^ts after. A tew doses testoxe yewt 6 t i S ^ to their l»x>per foiicdoDa aad the S each^ causes ctf it pass a[way. In the same jiumner 7 W ftgokds ihs BstM tmd'prwmi CmuWpafktu iSSSSST First United States Bank The first bank in the United States vas the Bank of North America, in Philadelphia. It was chartered by the Continental congress on December 31, 1781. As originally established it was the idea of Bobert Morris. This bank \s still in existence. Cylinders Denote Wealth In Burma there is a peculiar way of judging a man’s wealth. A rich man iwns a large number of cylinders, a loor man Is he who has none, no mat­ er what actual stock or other vast possessions be may have. They also use small cannon for currency. HAPP’S FRUIT CAKE STRICTLY FIRST, CLASS ORDER FROM YOURDEALER MADE ONLY --A T — HAPFS BAKERY I QheWhy | I I I S u p e r s t it io n s | I By H. IRUIRQ KING | THE SPILT WINE JOIN OUR CH R IS T M A S CLUB NOW OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT EAXS INTEREST MORTGAGE PAYMENTS Join One or More Oasses and Receive Your Check for Next Christmas $5.00 EACH WEEK ........................ ............ .. . $250.00 $2.00 EACH WEEK . .. ........ .. .. .. ; .. .. ...... ....... . .. .. .. $100.00 $1.00 EACH WEEK . .. ...................................... .... .$ 50.00 .50 EACH WEEK . . . . ........ . ............... . $ 25.00 .25 EACH WEEK ........... . ................. . ...............$ 12.50 Wa find a great many members using our Christmas Club with great succesa to accumulate funds for future needs, such as COAD CliOGPmNG INSURANCE. PREMIUMS HOUSE REPAIRS NEW f u r n i t u r e BiniiDING FUNDS ^ I Put aside money every week when you feel it LEAST and get if in a lump sum when you heedi it MOST. First National Bank of Port Jervis f BALL AM) SUSSEX STREETS PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

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