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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA. CHIEF
IMPROVED UNIFORM INTERNATlONAt
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(Uy Jtl.v. 1' U. I'lT.W AThlt, L. D.,
Tcuiliir ot Kilgllsh Hlble 111 tho Moody
lilblc Institute of Clilcitgo)
Curl rlxlit, I?:.', Western NexpPtr Union.
Taste is a matter of
We state it aj our honest
belief that the tobaccos used
in Chesterfield are of finer
quality (and hence of better
taste) than in any other
cigarette at the price.
Ligs'tt Mjerj Tcbau Cr.
fl rf&1 kn fvon w 6ivn
Farm Land of Liechtenstein.
(Prepared by tli National Geographic So
ciety, Washington, D. C.)
It Is n contented people indeed, wlio,
when their monarch would abdicate
and make them free, Insist that he
still remain their ruler. Such an at
tempted abdication, and the refusal to
nccept It occurred recently In Liecht
enstein, one of Europe's tiniest Inde
Liechtenstein Is tucked away In
the eastern Alps south of Lake Con
stance along the upper Rhine, where
that stream runs In a deep valley be
tween Switzerland and Austrlu. Be
fore the World wnr, Austrlu was
something more than a neighbor. The
little domain hnd n customs and pos
tal agreement with the larger state
and In a very limited sense therefore
functioned as a part of It.' But it had
Its own hereditary ruler, Prince
Johan II, Its own little duly elected
parliament nf IS members, and Its
own high courts and lesser govern
There was another tie with Austria,
though In u way It was only acci
dental. Prince Johan owned extensive
estates In Austria and by virtue of
their ownership sat In the Austrian
upper house. But Johan also owned
largo estates in Germany. In fact
the aggregate acreage of bis estates
In various countries amounted to fifty
times the area of land of which ho
was monarch with its 42 square miles,
Its greatest length of 10 miles and Its
greatest width of 0.
Cynics or even mere economists
may find In Jobnn's extensive land
holdings a reason for his high place
in the affections of bis people. With
out fccrlously feeling the drain on bis
large Income ho has virtually "run"
Liechtenstein from his private purse
m thut only the most nominal taxa
tion isl:nown in the little land.
Three-quarters of n century ago the
Inhabitants petitioned for an enter
tainment fund and the prince granted
a subsidy, perhaps with u smile. It
was used thereafter to decorate and
Illuminate Vaduz, the Paris of Liecht
enstein, when he visited there.
Overlooked by Bismarck.
In the Austro-Prusslnn wnr back In
the olghteen-Mxties Liechtenstein east
her lot with her ally, Austria. Her
entire population bravely said good-by
to her soldier boys, and the entire
standing army nf four score men
inarched off to battle. But they ar
rived alter the war was over.
When it came to making peace
terms Bismarck nodded, for once, and
little Liechtenstein was completely
forgotten. It was Just a well, or she
might not have retained her freedom.
Bur, apparently, she is determined not
to be ignoicd again."
Her army marched home again,
stacked their muskets and hung their
leather helmets, toe bugler's trumpet
and tin captain's sword In the ancient
castle of Vaduz, where they remain
today. The citizenry Informed taio
prince they wanted no more of war.
Ho abolished military service, nul
since then "disarmament" has been
complete !n" Liechtenstein, though,
technically, the country has been at
war with Prussia since 18G0.
Not only are there virtuully no
taxes In Liechtenstein, but the coun
try has no public debt. A small levy
Is made for keeping up the dikes lest
the Rhine overflows her fields In
springtime. Customs and the ready
generosity of her monarch keep her
This quaint, but electrlc-Ugbted un
tied, with Its roadside, shrines and
modern typewriters, Is somewhat
. smaller than the District of Columbia.
It Is elongated, ns It by prcssuro of
Irs neighbor nations, Austria nuil
Switzerland, suggesting Mark Twain's
complaint about another land where,
he said, "people bad to sleep with
their knees pulled up bqenuse they
couldn't stretch out without a pass
port.'' Travelers Pasa It By,
Two fiefs of the Itomnn qmplre,
Sehellenberg and Vaduz, make up tho
latter day Liechtenstein. Both camo
Into possession nf tho Liechtenstein
family while their previous ovor
lords wero financially embarrassed.
.Many travelers, passed through tho
little state, within a sight of tho
Vaduz castle mounted on Its white
cliff pedestal, for tho routo to Davos
lies that way. But hardly nny of tho
travelers stopped. When "Robert
Shuckleton visited there- not many
years ago he was welcomed as the
first American to set foot in the
Vet Liechtenstein, small as It Is, li
larger than the oft visited Monaco
or the much written about Marino.
Its peasants are simple, sturdy,
shrewd folk, intensely proud of their
"bright stono of the Alps." There nro
gton schools, even to. kindergartens,
and the abundant water power makes
electricity available to the humblest
residents of Vaduz, or the smaller
Cnttlo raising and agriculture are
two industries. Tho stnlwart men
arc not to be misjudged by the fact
that nearly nil of thcin wear earrings,
a custom which probably found Its
way up from Italy.
The people of Liechtenstein speak
German, but it Is a German bereft of
much of Ha harshness and containing
many romance words. Only a very
few of the ten thousand Inhabitants
are more than moderately well-to-do.
There are scarcely any servants.
Most of tho members of parliament
saw their own wood and do their own
"chores." IJnrdly cer is an Indigent
person seen, and crime is reduced to a
Farms in the Rhine Valley.
Most of the villages of Liechten
stein, well built and scrupulously
clean, arc to be found in the Bhlnq
vnlley. On the valley lloor are farms
and gardens and meadows, while up
the hillsides extend vineyards and
orchards and pasture lands. Further
back rise the Liechtenstein Alps from
whoso slopes nnd peaks one may sur
vey nearly the whole of the little,
.principality and look far oft Into
.Switzerland to the west.
In the matter of governmental ma
chinery little Liechtenstein is com
pletely fitted out with n nearly up-to-tlie-mJnutc
model. Of the fifteen
members of parliament the prince
names three and the remnlnder are
elected. In the election every mnn
over twenty-four years of ago votes
and proportional representation Is
practiced. A governor sits ns the
prince's representative and about hin
ts grouped his little cabinet whose
members bear such high sounding
names ns secretary of state, chancel
lor of tho exchequer, chief Justice,
state engineer, and eminently fitting
In mountainous Liechtenstein ill
lector of forests. And as' n last word
In modern government, their council
chamber Is fitted up with a long-distance
telephone so thnt their monarch
can sit In Vienna, or Munich, or Ber
lin, or Paris, and still have a prince
ly finger In the political pie.
Have Odd King Somewhere.
Koine queer citizens of London have
been brought to light by n London
periodical. After living for 00 years
li one room In Upper Berkeley street,
1 Kdward Mott lias bad to move cut. lie
had never been In a train, tram ot
motor vehicle. But there Is another
man even stranger. He has spent the
last seven years in bed in n hotel. He
rises to have a wash now nnd then.
Nobody knows who ho Is. He pays
his bills regularly, and takes his food
In his room. And there Is not a thing
wrong with him. There Is another
recluse who lives ut the Savoy. Ho
does not stay In bed, but ho has not
left his room for two years, and
spends bis time leading nnd painting.
No one knows why. And over In Brix
ton there Is a house In which an old
man lives whom the neighbors have
never seen, Ho orders his food by
telephone nnd even the postman must
leave his letters on the step.
Venerable Scottish Relc.
Tho sculptured relic known ns tho
Hilton Cadboll stone has been placed
In the Scottish National Museum of
Antiquities. About a thousand years
old, the stone's sculpture is a remark
able testimony to the artistic taste
nnd craftsmanship of the early na
tives of Scotland. The .stone stood
for many years near tho ruins of a
chapel close to tho vlllago of ntlton of
Cndboll, on tho north side of the Moray
firth; and It was more recently re
moved to Invcrgordon castle. One of
tho reasons for tho proprietor of In
vcrgordon placing It In the caro of the
authorities was tho fact that the sculp
turo was weathering rapidly in It
LESSON FOR FEBRUARY 26
ELISHA'S HEAVENLY DEFENDERS
l.i:SJON TKXT-Tf KlliR t'.,S-.'3.
UOl.HKN TKXT -The miiirl of the Lurd
ciR-uiiipPth loiiml u'jinit tlo'in that four
Him, ami ih'llvciclh tlirni. IV r,4-T.
uj:n:itKN'i: mati:uiai.-i.uii. c:t-si:
lleh. l.Mi It.'.';.
l'ltlMAHV TOl'ir-Oud Tul.cs fine of
Jl'NlOlt TOlue-i:ilMlm and tho At tales
iN'Ti:itMi:iMATt: and hp.niou topic
Our t'linepii Mefeiulet.
VOL'NO t'KOl'l.IJ AND ADl'l.T TOIMO
-What Paltli In the Uncieti dm lo lor
1. The Syrian King Sorely Troubled
1. The King's plan. (v. S). Ills
method was a kind of guerrilla warfare
armed bands made Incursions Into
the enemy's territory, lie determined
as to where rumps should be locate I
so as to Intercept Israel's army. His
plan was clever, but his greai mis
take was that he left Clod out of his
calculation--. There Is one place
where all plans and movements nro
known (Hob. 4:i:t).
2. The enemy's movements dis
closed (v. J)). The man of God, know
ing the enemy's movements, was able
to tell the king abort them. Kllshn's
advice was moie than a match for
the wily plans of the shrewd Ben
hadad. Israel's safety lay more. In
tho man of God than In their warriors.
il. The king of Israel heeded Kllshn's
word (v. 30). This was true wisdom.
By obeying the prophet's words ho
saved himself and army many times.
Those who are truly wise heed the di
1. The Syrian king's perplexity
(vv. 11, 32). In his perplexity he as
sembled his servants niul demanded
that the traitor be made known. He
believed that some were playing Into
the hands of the enemy; tbereforo
be would put an end to the treachery.
This was denied, nnd one of his ser
vants declared that the king's move
ments were reported by Kllsba tho
piophct, even telling to the king of
Israel what Ben-hadad spake In his
bedchamber. Ben-hndud was worried
not because of his sins, but because
bis plans miscarried.
II. The Syrian King Tries to Trap
Elleha (vv. 33-38).
3. He sent an army to capture him
(vv. 33, 3-1). Upon learning that
Ulisba was making known his ac
tions, be determined to put an end to
tin: matter by trapping him and making
libn a prisoner. How foolish to put
human cunning against dlvluo wis
dom. Horses and chariots arc useless
when God Is against u. God's pur
poses cannot bo thwarted. If God bo
for us', who can be against us?
U. Kllsba's servant frightened (v.
lf). When he awoke one morning
he saw that an armed host was en
camping about the city. Viewed from
thtj human standpoint, we do not
wonder that he was affrighted.
3. KIHiu's encouragement (v. 10).
He assured his servant that, though
they wero surrounded by the Syrian
army, there was a mightier host
of heavenly defenders round about
them. Kilobit did not shut his eyes
to the real danger, but looked to the
helpers of God" watching about them.
I. lillsha's prayer (v. 17). He asked
that the Lord would open tho eyes of
his servant so as to s! spiritual
things. 'When the Lord opened tho
eyes of the young man he saw that
"the mountain was full of horses and
chariots of fire round about Hltsha.'-'
Bound about us all the while nro
angels guarding us from danger.
Ji. The Syrians smitten with blind
ness (v. 18). The same (Sod who
opened the eyes of the young man,
blinded tho eyes of the Syrians. God
deals with men according to their
moral attitude. When men will not
have the light, God sends darkness.
III. The Syrian Army Trapped
Tho would-be trappers are now
1. Army led by the man sought by
them (vv. 30, 20). lCllshu led them
to Samaria and -nsUcd the Lord to
open their eyes. When their eyes wore
open they saw the man whom they
sought, but not at tho place where they
sought him. Instead of seeing him nt
Dothriii as they expected, they saw
him in Samr.rtii.
i!. The generous treatment of the
Syrians (vv. 21-23). Tho king of Israel
wonted to binltc the captives, but
KUsba forbade him and ordered Instead
thnt they should be fed and cent back
to their master.
3. Peace between the nations (v. 23).
The mercy shown to the Syrians had
such a profound effect upon them thnt
they came no more to make war upon
Israel, What a line thing if wo could
have such humanity shown today I
Give Thanks to God,
Sleep should be light, so thnt wo
may easily awake; for we ought to
rise frequently In tho night, in order
to glvo thanks to God. . . . Wo
who have the word, tho watchman,
dwelling In us, must not sleep through
the night. St. Clement of Alexnndrla.
Bodly Exercise and Godliness.
Bodily exercise profiteth little: but
godliness Is profitable unto all things,
hnvlng promlso of the life thnt now Is,
and of that which Is to come. I
of Turkish and Domestic tobaccos-Mended
Hypocrites servo Satan for low
For your daughter's sake, use ncd
Cross Ball Bluo In the laundry. She
will then hnvo thnt dainty, well-groomed
appearance that girls admire. Ad
vertisement The success f some men Is due to
their Iron wills nnd of others to their
cheeks of brass.
Hush money talks vociferously nt
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Soak hands on retiring In tho hot suds
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Landlady (to now boarder) How
do you llko your eggs boiled?
Boarder Two nt n time, please 1
"Well, that's settled I" sighed tho
man to his wife the other evening,
after he, apparently, hnd been rumlnut
ing over the holiday nightmare. "Now
lets go to a movie."
"What's settled?" she asked.
"Oh, I was just figuring out wlmt
i would do with $100,000 If some one
t-hould glyo it to me,' he replied.
"Well, what would you do?"
"I'd give It right back to the fel
low that gave It to me and save tho
trouble of paying It out In small
amounts. Come on." ,
Men ar Just llttlo boys grown tip,
Fay the philosophers.
The boy stubs bis toe, runs to his
piother, cries a inonieit, gets :t pnt on
the head nnd u cookie and then returns
jo play again.
It would oe u much darker world
these days for the men who lire out
of work, If it were not for the wives,
mothers and sisters who -encourage
them, keep the flame of hope alive In
their hearts and send them forth anew
fm tho quest of prosperity.
Woman Is the shining light of (ho
world, tho source of all Inspiration ami
tho generator of cheerfulness. Kx-change.
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Uales reasonable. Ulabeit references. Ilettiervlcea.
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W. N. U., LINCOLN, NO. 7--1922.
NO STIMULANT ABOUT THAT
Fainting Man Not Unnaturally Ob
jected to Poor Imitation of the
Observing n poorly dressed man
stagger and fall prostrate on the side.
wnlk, n passing physician hurried to
his side nnd began to feel for Ills pulse.
Apparently tho mnn was unconscious
and the physician wus about to draw
his hypodermic syringe from Ills medi
cine bag when a workman with a din
ner pall In his hand stepped forward
from the group of surrounding spec
tators. "Here, give him some of thM"
lie snid, exhibiting 11 whisky itnsl; in
Grabbing this the phy.McInn poured
part of Ifs contents Into the victim's
throat, whereupon the victim suddenly
raised his head and spat it out, gasp
ing. "Wot'rc you doin'V"
"Itevlvlng you with whlMcy' said
"That ain't whisky, It's cold tea."
What She Really Wanted.
A fond father was desirous of nn
nouuclng to his little daughter that tho
fairies had visited tho house and
r brought u beautiful gift.
"Well, tlnrllng," he said affably, "tho
fairies have brought something tt
mother which you will love ns inucU
as mother and I do."
Kagerly the child looked up ami ap
pealed: "Oh, daddy, do tell me what
Father, looking very solemn, said:
"I'll give you one guess. What Is it
you want from mother more than nny
tlilhg else in tiio world" and then col
lapsed ns the thirling, clapping hands,
shrieked "Guinea pigs!"
Remember, Troubleo Have Uses.
"Don't tell a man to foliglt his trou
bles," said Uncle Kben. "If he goc
ahead an' fohgits 'em, you'll turn
around an' say (ley horves him right
fob belli' so cureless."
Ever at Jt. '
A woman Is never satisfied. If she
Isn't trying to get n now mnn she's try
ing to make" a new man out of the one
To Whom It May Concern.
Adv. in Vermont Paper "If yon
have any prospects, I have a nice wil
low carriage for sale." Iioston Trnn
The man who says nothing Is never
2x h ii i imM.-nTMP'-arBMBMesssi ss
To win a race a Jockey doesn't put extra weight
"on the horse that helps him succeed
No man or woman who
wants to succeed in the race of
life can afford the handicap of
headaches, insomnia, indiges
tion and debility. Nor can they
afford to take anything that
may keep up a continual irrita
tion of the nervous system.
Yet this is what many peo
ple do who drink excessive
amounts of tea or coffee. For
tea and coffee contain caffeine,
a substance that is sometimes
very injurious. Many doctors
say that caffeine raises the blood
pressure, irritates the kidneys,
and over-stimulates the
entire nervous system. Also
that it is especially bad for
growing children, or for any one
who has any tendency to ner
vousness or insomnia.
If you want to avoid a pos
sible cause of headache, insom
nia, or nervousness, it might be
well to stop taking tea and coffee
for awhile, and drink rich, sat
isfying Postum, instead.
Postum is a delicately
roasted, pure cereal beverage
delicious and wholesome.
Order Postum from your
grocer today. Drink this fra
grant, healthful beverage for
awhile, and see if you will not
feel brighter, more active, and
more resistant to fatigue as so
many thousands of others
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