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RED OLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
This Year the Spirit of Thanks
giving Should Properly Be
Filled With Praise.
(10 that views the universe
In Its orderly movements
and sees the mind of the Al
mighty in the fixed blessings
of existence can doubt that
out from the cataclysms of
the world war the choice of blessing
or cursing will work out In the victory
of the good? The old cry, "Huth God
forgotten to be gracious?" needs no
longer be voiced. God has not forgot
ten to be gracious. So that, as the
Americans usscmblo in their churches
on the day set apart for expressing na
tional gratitude, they will rejolco
above all else that the nutlon of free
men has adopted as Its motto : "Whom
the Lord makes free Is free Indeed."
Let them rejoice that America is bent
upon proclaiming liberty to the entire
loundJ of tho earth. The curse of uu
tocracy, tho curse of a b'lnsphemous
assumption that God Is on tho side of
the strongest bnttitllons, the curse of
debauchery of human Ideals nud hu
mnn aspirations, the curse of the es
tablishment of force in tho place of
purity; of power in the place of peace
this Is tho cursing that Is being
wiped out In blood. The blessing of
world peace and the prevalence of tho
spirit of brotherhood and of mutual
advancement for the peoples such Is
tho peace that Is being wrought out.
The United States has placed Its nil
on the altar, realizing that sacrifice
Is the noblest virtuo of a nation.
Hence, while exuberance may not
abound, the spirit of thanksgiving Is
filled with praise over tho mighty
manner In which the mind of the Al
mighty Is being made clear In the
movements of the Mine's; with tho
United States playing a leading part
In Its Impressive unfolding.
No Time to Abandon Custom.
It bus long been tho honored custom
'of our people to turn In tho fruitful
autumn of the year in praise and
thanksgiving to Almighty God for his
many blessings and mercies to us us
a nation. That custom we can follow
now, oven in the midst of tho tragedy
of n world shnken by wnr nnd Immeas
urable disaster, In the midst of sorrow
und great peril.
O Bird of Joy
He Can Find lipom
Our Nation's Greatness Founded
on Fatherhood of Man and
Brotherhood of God.
"IITII the growth of the nation
there has been correspond
ing growth In responsibility.
Tho ruw experiment of a
nation framed from the skel
eton colonies of the eastern
seaboard has proved the greatest uc
cess in government the world has ever
known. Democracy sits at the tables
of the land today. Brotherhood asks
Its helping from tho amply filled
boards of the American home. These
two attributes of the American people
fully express tho secret of America's
success as a nation. Tho growth of
the nation has been in accord with the
extension of these Ideas. They arc
both home Ideas, and therefore they
nro both Ideas that express tho Inner
spirit of the day of thanksgiving.
Tho fntherhood of God and tho
brotherhood of man these wero tho
lending conceptions of tho Pilgrim Fa
thers. They are tho leading concep
tions of tho sons of thoso fathers to
day. They nro tho conceptions that
can never bo made hackneyed by hypo
critical uso or by designing abuse.
They will stnnd forth In the genius
and action of the American people un
til each yenr sbnll add praise to praise
In tho measure of the fullness of rea
sons for tho giving of thanks.
Pence, provision, protection these
nro tho prized possessions of n na
tion whose ono aim Is to exalt tho
ends of human liberty, to extend hu
man democracy and to exalt the ideals
of human equality. As this nation
touches tho world nt large It does so
through Its leading national concep
tions, nnd only wlien these nro vitally
assailed can it tnko up arms for its
own defense. It" has the obligation
resting upon It to conserve the true
needs of liberty, nnd this can bo done
only by Insisting upon tho snercdness
of human rights nnd human opportu
nities. Hence the day set aside for
thanks Is n dny of pure and unadul
terated Americanism, into which no
nllen sentiment can possibly enter.
Ilenco It Is that every bend of tho
family In acting In his capacity at
tho head of the family board becomes
tho priest of tho things made precious
In the llfo of the country and of which
mention Is inndo as thnnksglvlng
themes of tho day. No more can the
nation depart from Its lofty mission
nnd progressive Ideals than can the
earth swing nwny from tho solar nt
trnction. The dny of homo hnpplness,
the dny of praise, tho dny of felicity
Is n snored nnd Mnculnr day in the
annals of American progress nnd Amer
ican world Influence.
The Truth of It.
"Well, Nettle, did you know thnt wo
hnd nil como for Thanksgiving?" asked
Undo John, ns ho chucked his littlo
nleco under tho chin.
"I expected you," she snlil, sweetly.
"Mother said that tho wholo family
wns coming, nnd it was n dreadful
bore, 'but thnt Thnnksglvlng only
comes once u yenr."
Turkey Belongs to America.
Tho turkey Is mi" American bird.
Luoullus nnd tho Epicureans did not
know nbouj: him. Ho was found In his
wild stnto after Columbus' first voy
age About a hundred yenrs nftcr tho
discovery of America broiled young
turkeys beenmo great delicacies on
tho Frenchman's table.
Much More Than Material Are
the Blessings for Which We
Now Give Thanks.
T IS to be hoped that this
Thnnksglvlng will not bo n
pngnn holiday, nnd thnt
thoso who do render thanks
tlll tt ai vwtf na n limit linn
I wJ philosopher, boasting that ho
Is not as other men, but In greater hu
mility because ho has perhaps been
more greatly blessed than others.
Outsldo of tho many mnterlal bless
ings thnt have come to tho American
people during tho past yenr, which are
good In so much us they contribute to
wholesome human hnp'plncss, thcro Is
reason for the people of this country
upon this Thnnksglvlng dny to bo un
usually thoughtful concerning their
place In the world, und to remember
how this eminence hns been obtained.
Who can look back nnd not sec the
baud of Providence shaping tho des
tiny of America? This liberty which
Is the marvel nnd tho hopo of tho
world today was set up on theso Bhorcs
by Godfearing men the pioneers who
Inaugurated this very Thnnksglvlng
holiday. It wns for tho iovo of the
service of God thnt liberty wns estab
lished In America, and It was this lib
erty that hns been tho basis of our nn
tlonnl greatness nnd which Is to bo
the political snlvntion of the world.
America cannot look back upon Its
history without seeing God, nnd by
tnklng thought ennnot fnll to acknowl
edge Its grntltudo for all his benefits.
With thnt stngo of our development
passed wo nro now permitted to enter
upon thnt new ern when America par
ticipates In abolishing tyranny nnd In
justice, over hateful to God, and to
enrry to tho oppressed nntlons of tha
world thoso principles of liberty
through which our own chief blessings
This Is tho supreme service that ono
nntlon can render to nnothcr to safc
gunrd the liberties of Its people. In '
this momentous time the burden of our
Thnnksglvlng this year It seems should
bo that we arc to bo chief among tho
ministers in working out tho Dlvino
purposo to have all men Greek nnd
Let Us Give Thanks
ity, all the material
blesting that abound
even incrntcs can nive
thanks for these. Let us,
at least this once in the long
year, look deep into the
henrt of our sorrows, our
failures, our disappoint
ments, our illnesses, and
ree if there does not lie
there, as within the hard,
bitter hull of the nut, soma
good kernel that is sweet
nnd wholesome and nour
ishing. And so give thanks!
The rich, the well, the
happy surely they need
not be taught to give
thunksl No: it ia the vnirn
of praise that wells up through
tears from the heart that aches, to
which angels lean and listen.
For what we have got out of
this world it is easy to be grateful.
But for what we have been able
to give to it, of goods, of sympathy,
of sacrifice, of cheer, of uplift, of
soul. stuff for this we may give
thanks that will blend, infinitely
sweet, into the eternal music- of
So each of ut, as different gems
nnve different powers to reflect
the Iiaht let tia oive tfrin1'"-
IHFIOVED UK1F01M CTTEMAT10NAI
(Hy IIRV. P. B. FITZWATKn, D. D.,
Teacher of English Illblo In the Moody
Wble Institute of Chicago.)
(Copyright, 1918, Western Newsaapsr
' i SJWsH
LESSON FOR DECEMBER 1
THE 8T0RY OF JOSEPH.
I.f.'SSON THXT-denesls 37:18-28.
C'.OLUUN TKXT-IIatrcd stlrrcth up
ftrlfco, but lovo covereth up all trans
sessions. Proverbs 10:12.
jMCVOTIONAL. UtiADINa-r-alms 4.
ADDITIONAL, MATKKIAb-OeneiilB 37:
I. Joseph the Well-Deloved Son
Joseph was Jacob's favorite Hon.
This was due partly to the fact thnt
he wns the son of tho wife of his first
lnc nnd the son of his old age, but
mainly because of the superior qual
ities which Joseph possessed. This
favoritism expressed itself in a su
pi'rlor position and moro respectnblo
(Mhos. That Jacob should feel par
tial townrd Joseph, perhaps, was tin
avoidable, but thnt he should manifest
It wns extremely unwise. Serious
trouble will nlwuys result from par
tiality being shown toward children.
Ills brethren's Intense hatred burst
forth upon him. This feeling wns In
tensified by his pure life and by Ills
testimony among them because of their
oil deeds. Joslnli Is a typo of Christ,
lie wns living In fellowship with
l.n father nt Hebron (.'17 :M);
Christ wns with the Father- be
fore coming Into the world (John
10:2S) ; Joseph wns the beloved son
(Genesis 37:3); Christ wns tho be
loed Son of God (Matthew 3:17) ; Jo
seph wns hated by bis brethren (Gene
sis 37:4); Christ wns hated by his
brethren (John 15:124); Joseph was
envied by his brethren (Genesis 37:11) ;
Christ wns delivered up through envy
II. Joseph's Dreams (37:5-11).
1. His brothers' sheaves bowing In
obelsnnco to bis.
This was rightly Interpreted by them
to mean their humble obedience to
bun. This Intensified their hatred.
2. The sun, moon nnd eleven stars
rendering obeisunce to him.
This dream Is wider in Its applica
tion. The eleven stars are Identical
with tho eleven sheaves. The sun and
moon, ns rightly Interpreted by his fa
ther, represented his father und moth
er as rendering obeisunce to him.
III. Joseph Sent by His Father on a
Mission of Mercy to His Brethren (vv.
Ills brethren had gone to Shcchem,
about fifty miles distant from Hebron,
where wns abuuduncc of pasture for
their flocks. Jacob became anxious
ns to their welfare, and sent Joseph,
a young man now seventeen years old,
to find out their condition. Unde
terred by tho envious hatred of his
brethren, he willingly responded, "Hero
I nm." No doubt ho realized thnt his
nilbslon was fraught witli great das
gers the exposuro to highway rob
bers, wild beusts, nnd the murderous
hatred of his brethren. Notwithstand
ing this, lie rendered willing obedi
ence. Christ was sent by the Futher
on a mission of mercy to his brethren
(1 John 4 :1 1 ; John 1 :11 ; Phil. 2 :7, 8).
Though he knew that tho envious
hutred of his brethren would result In
his suffering nnd death on tho cross,
ho went forth delighting to do his Fa
IV. Joseph's Reception by His Breth
ren (vv. 18-28).
1. Their murderous plot (vr. 18-22).
They said "Behold this dreamer
cometh, let us slay him." This Is
what Christ's brethren said about him
(Matt. 21: 38). They thought they
would prevent these drcnuis coming
true by destroying tho dreamer. Reu
ben dissuaded thcro from this act by
proposing to cast him into a pit, in
tending afterward to rescuo him arid
restore him to his father.
2. They strip him of his coat of
many colors am? cast blm Into the pit
(vv. 23, 21). In spite of his earnest
entreaty against this net they perpe
trated this heartless cruelty (Genesis
3. Their feasting (v. 25).
Their heartless cruelty Is manifest
in that they could enjoy the festivities
of a meal, perhaps, within the sight
nnd hearing of Joseph's cries.
1. Soid him to tho Ishmuelltcs (vv.
Tuduh proposed that they sell
him, ns no gnln could nccruo from let
ting blm die In tin) pit. One Judas,
Inter, sold tho Lord for money. Hnv
Ing done this Infamous deed, they
sought to cover It up by deceit and ly
ing. They took his coat of mnny
colors und dipped It In the blood of a
kid nnd sent It to his father, allowing
him to dnrtv bis own conclusions as -to
thojnatter. Jacob Is now renplnff
whnt ho hnd Bown. Mnny yenrs be
fore this he had deceived his father
by trickery and pious lying.
Tho Into General Booth wns nsked
upon ono occasion to send n mesngo
to tho various stations of tho Snlvn
tion Army throughout tho world, nnd
to condense Into ono word. After
somo reflection lie chose tho word
"Others l" Thcro was a whole sermon
In It tho cull to sacrifice.
The Key to Knowledge.
"If any man do his will, ho shnll
know of tho doctrine, whether It be of
God." Obedience, then, Is tho key of
knowledge. Christina Q, Itossettl.
LONGING FOR HOME
LEADS TO ARREST
Wanderer Returns After Twelve'
Years and Is Sentenced for
Plncervllle, Call.--It was ten ycnrst
ngo that Jack Lowe, wanderer, arrived
at this' place and secured employment
nt one of the lumber camps at Cumlno,
aoven miles up In tho umutitnlns.
, ltccntiso he never had uny associ
ates and kept aloof In a smnll cnbln
Is Serving a Long Term In Prison.
nnd n garden he hud obtained from
the forest service, ho was known us
He disappeared one dny nB sudden
ly as he had appeared, nnd although
the mountain folk searched the vi
cinity and Hindu every possible effort
to locate him, they met with no suc
cess. It has Just become public thnt Lowo
went from Cnmlno to Heddlng, whero
he was arrested for the murder of a
fellow workman about 12 years ago.
He had secreted himself In tho moun
tains nnd enjoyed his liberty for 12
yenrs, hut n longing to visit his old,
homo nt Iteddlng caused him to risk'
nrrest and now he Is tfervlng a long
term In the state prison nnd his prop
erty nt Camlnn has been confiscated
by the federal government.
$ MAKING LOVE IN AUTO $
J COSTS DRIVER $16.25
St. Louis, Mo. Making love i
to u girl wlillo driving an nuto- i
mobile cost J. A. Garcia $10.25 $
J In Justice Lnutz'H court, Ilell-
vllle. A motorcycle policeman -5
arrested Garcia while the latter J
was trying to drlvo with ono
J hand on tho steering wheel nnd J
the other holding tho girl's hand.
$ Tho machine was veering from $
ono side to the other when Gnr-
it clu was arrested. $
HALTS RACE WITH . DEATH.
Cop Stops Man Flying to Mother's
Bedside Forgot Registration '
8t. Louts. "Como at once mother
Out In Wlchltn, Knn., this telegram
was received by Omar W. Clnrko,
thirty, n switchman. Clnrke hurried
from the Rantn Fo ynrds, obtained a
pn33 for Wheeler, 111., hurried homo
nnd changed his clothes nnd stnrted
the rnce against denth.
Arriving In St. Louis, Clnrke wns
stopped by n pollcetnnn nnd ordered
to show his reglstmtlon onrd. He
fumbled around In his pocket nnd sud
denly realized he had left It In his
Clarke was tnlcen to headquarters
and locked up while n relegrnm was
sent to Wlchltn to' verify Clnrke's
statement that ho had registered.
Dines nt Three-Cent Cafe; Costs $20.
Cleveland, O. Peter Eshnn wanted
to get n full menl, nnd when he spied
n restnurnnt with a sign on the win
dow conveying the Intelligence thnt It
wns n "three-cent" restaurant, ho
went and nto nil ho wanted. When he
left ho put three ernts on the counter.
The owner of the place disagreed, nnd
Peter returned the compliment, stnrt
Ing n nenr riot.
Police took ITslion to the station,
where he pnlcl an inlilltlnnnl $20 for
STEALS CENT; GETS 3. YEARS
Man Servea Long Prl6on Term for
Creaking Into Post Office
MndU'in, Wis. After serving a
three-year prison term under tho statu
Inw for breaking Into the post ofllco
'nt Cashvllle, Wis., where be only oh-
tnlned one cent In money nud $1.50
In stamps, Jnmos J. Ilruunberg wns
haled Into court to face n federal
churgo for entering tho post ofllco.
His previous sentence was considered
iilllclcnt punishment, so ho wns discharged.
After the Grip
Did It leara you weak, low fas
spirits ruid vitality? Influenta Is a
catarrhal disease, and after you re
cover from the acuta stag much of
the catarrh la left. This and pour
weakness Invite further attacks.
The Tone Needed b Perno.
First, be cause It will assist In bund
ing up your strength, reinf Igoratinjr
your Mgeatlon and qulckwning all
functions. Second, because It aids
In overcoming the catarrhal condi
tions, holplng dispel th inflamma
tion, giving the membrane ah oppor
tunity 10 perioral
answered tho ques
tion tUt. trip by the
iupa ua 01 uu S7t
wile UMtottnt. Itm
niny ptutl by tbttr
liquid er UbUt font
both mJt ai at!
factory. THE PEAUNA CO.
ROYAL LINE SOMEWHAT MIXED
Ruling House of Roumanla Has Made
Many Alliances With Worn
Not of Blue Blood.
Prince Cnrol of Itoumnnln, who IS
reputed to have mnrrled "benenth
him," in only carrying out tho family
tradition by tanking n mcsaillnncsJ
Tho princely nnd elder branch of the
Ilohenzollerns, to which ho belongs,
hns n very "mixed" pedigree, from
the point of view of n court gencalc
gist, In spite of the fnct thnt la th '
mnle line they rnnk ns ono of tho old
est families In Kurope, tho origin eO
which Is lost In tho mists of ages. Te
begin with, King Ferdinnnd's motlier,
a Portuguese princess of tho houso of
Coburg, wns the grnnddnughter of Mis
Countess Antonln of Kohnry, a Hss
gnrlnn Indy of grent wenlth, who was
raised to tho rnnk of princess by tike"
emperor of Austrln to mnrry on equal
terms Prince Fcrdtnnnd of Coburg.
Queen Victoria's uncle. Ono of tk9
king of Ttoumnnln's grent-grnndmotO
ers wns n Murnt, a relation of;, Napol
eon I'h genernl, and nnothcr Stephanie
Dcauhnrnnls, n niece of the Empress
Josephine's first husband, whom Ns
poleon ndnptcd Into tho Imperial fain
lly. Farther back still, In the first hall
of the eighteenth century, thcro la Is
his pedigree nn untitled Englishwom
an, a mere Minn Maria Bruce, a cosr
oectfon of the then Enrl of Alleabsry.
The Healthiest Way.
A company commnndcr recelrd a
order from battalion headquarters
send In a return giving tho number es?
dead Huns In front of his sector of the
trench. Ho sent In tho number as 2,001,
II. Q. rung up and nsked how he ar
rived at this unusual figure.
"Well," he replied, "I'm certnln about
tho one, because I counted him myself.
Ho'b hanging on tho wire Just la front
of me. I estimated tho 2,000. I work
cd It out nil by myself In m own head
that It was healthier to estimate 'em
than to walk about In No Man's
and count 'em."
Daya of Lavlshnets.
"When I was a boy wo used to cut
op pumpkins to make Juck-o'-la-terns."
"Yes. You wouldn't daro treat
perfectly edible pumpkin In that 'way
With the Grid Fans,
Bess He has lumbago
Bob How bad? Full-back, half.
back or quarter-hack?
some -table drink
caffeine or any
I r fflic"i?i?nSc5Xa
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