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N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
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lelepnones Circulation, Monroe 3S28
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chlca&o,
30 cents a Month. By Mail. United
States and Canada. JJ 00 -a Tear.
Entered at second-class matter April
21. 1914, at the postottlce at Chicago.
Ill, under the Act of March . 1STJ.
A FEW THINGS TO BE THANK
FUL FOR. That we .haven't been
run down by a flivver.
That most of the Italian opera
singers are in the trenches.
That the war hasn't taken away
ourappetite for mother's turkey and
That our neighbor's phonograph is
in the junk pile.
That the kids are on good behavior
That Taft doesn't take his bath in
That the ice man will lay off for a
That we haven't fallen for a book
That we don't play football.
That Wilson is president
That the corner grocer trusts us.
That the air is free.
That we don't have to worry about
our bank deposits.
That we can read to ourselves so
no one will know we skip over the
names of cities mentioned in the war
That there are no ashes in gas fur
naces. That we've kept out of the war so
OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM.
We have grown so accustomed to the
horror fraught tales of the battle
front, to stories of personal valor and
of stirring, heroic deeds, that we are 1
prone to let pass unnoticed the little
every-day incidents at home that are
filled with pathos and which breathe
the spirit of simple self-sacrifice.
Here is one worth recording, sweet
and pure and wholesome, a tale of
In Klamath Falls, Oregon, a little
girl, Frieda Schiesel, was very ill. To
save her life some ral)bit serum was
needed at once. Nevt door to Frieda
lived little Leonard Ford. Playmates
were they. The joy and pride of Leon
ard's life were his pet bunnies. He
had raised them and fed them and
cared for them as a mother does her
babes. Of course, they were a part,
a very large part, of Leonard's young
life. But just as manfully, and with
the same spirit which prompts the
soldier in the trenches to give his all
for duty's sake, the little lad offered
his pets that the much-needed serum
might be had. With quivering lips
and sorrowing heart he watched the
physician slay them.
The operation was successful,
Frieda's life was saved. Isn't there
just a bit of inspiration to be found in
this simple story amid the tales of
war and bloodshed from abroad?
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