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MAKING THE SABBATH
BEST DAY OF ALL.
Uthal Vincent Wilcox.
Thousands of mothers, and
ers, too, in endeavoring to ma
the sanctity pf the" Sabbath, are
ing to restrain, and repress theil
dren, thus making it a day of (
Such a course is likely to engen
deep seated dislike for rel
-when the parents ought to mak
Sabbath a delight by having ?
' thing that growing boys and
can do that will be interesting a
the same time beneficial and in
mony with the fundamental and
given plan for the sacred day.
One mother after thinking ove
problem for a time, studying
Scriptures that relate to the ob
ance of the day and noting the
sage in Isaiah 58:13, about "mt
the Sabbath a delight," forma
(a successful plan.
The family was an average
Father and mother were church ii
hers and preserved a form of rt
ence for the Sabbath and its kee
? as they had been taught to bel:
There was a "form of godliness.'
The plan that was chosen made
Sabbath day that was looked for?
to with delight by each membei
the family. The day became a fa
itp. It increased the love of relij
and the Bible, it made better boys
girls by giving all something to
The tasks of the day were redu
' to a minimum. All the cooking pc
r . hie was done on the day previi
r After Bible School and the chu
service, dinner was riot had later t
1 o'clock, and while the dishes ;
things were cleared away father t
' the nap that was to him as the bre
Then there was an afternoon
of doors. The family went for a tra
to the woods, to a lake, to a river,
to visit some construction going
nearby ; or it was merely a hike do
the long road. "Best" clothes w
discarded for that which would mi
the walk pleasant and easy. The hil
were not meaningless either.
One week, according to the seas
and the weather, it would be a hi
for some kind of tree of flower, mi
or odd stones. Another time it woi
be a study of buildings, architectu:
of houses, windmills; of balance a
design in the laying out of the ya
and the surroundings of the house
As they walked they talked abo
God in nature and His great pow?
the intellect and ability that men ha
in making use of their God-given fs
.ulties to make the world better
'2ive in. It seemed to be this famils
3cey-note to look on the positive si*
.of everything, to emphasize the be
rather than to dwell on the bad.
When the weather prevented g
ing out of doors, interesting times i
ways were planned f jr inside. Th<
would play what they called the
"'.'suggestion game." For instance,
leaf might be suggested as a thu
to talk about. Someone would mei
tion, perhaps, the fig leaf. That won
suggest the beginning of dress ar
Eve's first garment. Mention woul
then be made of Joseph's coat <
many colors, the white raiment <
-the angel visitors, the robes of tl
priests, the Babylonish garments, tl
gorgeous apparel of King Solomoi
the strange attire that was prohibite<
with its "round tires like the moon,
and its "crisping pins;" the camel
hair of John the Baptist; the seamles
coat of Mary, the mother of Jesu;
and so on. There was no end to th
interesting discussions and suggei
tions; the broad fields of knowledg
and of history and the sciences tha
was open to the family.'
There was never any attempt mad
to hold the talk to hard and fast linei
Humor and witty comments alway
were permitted. The suggestions wer
not to be sermons or preachments
The only rule was that th? suggestio:
itself should originate from the Bi
ble. The Bible came to be held ii
higher esteem when its vast store
house of knoiwedge was understooi
better.. The parents rightly felt tha
in using the Bible as the startin)
point there would be little danger o
going wrong. By the help of a con
cordance new subjects were injectei
into the talks; there was never an:
lack of variety. There were house
keeping topics, chariots of war, trees
plants, geology, and all the sciences
precious stones, rivers, seas, stun, rah
Besides such games, there wen
stories read aloud of the thrilling ex
periences of missionery life. Ther
there was the simple, yet entertaininf
card games of the question-and-ans
wer type, featuring Bible characters
This was oftentimes used.
But it is the walks that are mosi
enjoyed by any normal family. Or
Sabbath the car can well be left be
hind. Walking will provide just as in
teresting times as will the drive at a
high rate of speed.
Another family where the children
are younger go for the Sabbath day's
walk in every kind of weather when
it is at ail possible to be out of doors.
Some new place of interest is chosen
each week. The neighbors' children
are oftentimes invited to go along.
This not only shows the watchful pa
rent what kind- of children their own
are associating with, but it soon shows
how their boys and girls act when
Here are a'few "stunts" that were
indulged in by this family on their
Sabbath afternoon walks:
All would he ordered to stand still
for a few moments with eyes shut
and told to listen intently, then tell
what was heard. Another time and at
another place all would look intently
in all directions, close their eyes and
tell what was seen. Someone would
ask another to name objects such as
seeds, flowers, twigs, etc., by touch,
and with the eyes closed. All the ma
ple 'trees, then all the pepper trees,,
and other trees, according to the walk
and the country.
For adding human interest to a
ride when going farther away, all
would be requested to jick out the
houses as they were passed and tell
which ones were the homes of chil
dren. This would mean careful ob
servance of the front and badk yard;
the clothes-lines, the toys left about
the premises and th.e general condi
tion of the property.
A walk by moonlight or at sunrise
is of interst to' everyone and will re
veal many new things that most fam
ilies never appreciate or even behold.
It will help greatly in developing the
sense of beauty in nature. Such oc
cupations as were used by these fam
ilies make Sabbath the key day of the
week. It quickly becomes the best day
of all. Father, mother and each child
obtains something of help and benefit
and real enjoyment out of the day. It
is truly a day of delight. Children of
such families will soon think more of
the church and of religion and gain a
greater respect for the Bible after
several afternoons talking over its
One of the fathers after discussing
the keeping of the Sabbath in the new
style, remarked: "It is rather a busy
day, but it's ever so much better than
attempting to make the children
'keep quiet.' " It is quite needless to
say that his wife most heartily agreed
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March 28, 1921.
By CLARISSA MACKIE
(? 1921. by McClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
It was the large advertisement In
Brown's window that was Tom Fish
er's undoing. He was a young man
with large ambitions and small in
come and he lived In confident hope
that some day the Income would equal
the ambition, but for a while it seemed
Impossible for the Income to keep pace
with his ambition and his appetite.
"A man must eat," he told himself
ruefully as he finished his breakfast
and went down the street toward his
little laboratory where his wonderful
invention was taking form. "A man
must eat and sleep and wear clothes
and have socks!" At this moment he
saw the sign in Brown's window. "Silk
Socks-specially priced, 59 cents pair"
.-"Lisle Socks-bargain, 29 cents
"The invention will be set back by
29 cents," he decided, entering the
He found the socks presided over by
a very demure damsel in a dark blue
dress. There was a "little white frill
about her throat that made her look
very young and she had delightful
shining hair that wanted to curl and
"Socks? Silk or lisle-fifty-nine or
twenty-nine?" she asked In a birdlike
"Why do bargains always run in
nines?" he asked irreverently.
She flushed. "I'm sure I don't know,
but they do-and sevens and threes
"Nine Is a magic number," he said.
.Til take a pair of nines."
"Fifty-nine or twenty-nine?" she In
. "Which are the cheapest?" Tom, the
Inventor, the man of science, was los
ing his wits, just because a girl bad
"Nine Is a Magic Number."
such tender blue eyes and hair that al
most did not curl.
"Twenty-nine," she said patiently,
without smiling. "These are lisle
"I'll take two-two pairs," he said,
"Oh-anything-anything, just as
long as it's black," and the wretched
youth flung himself out of the store
without walting for his change. He
told himself afterward that he heeded
that forty-two cents change-he might
have bought another pair!
'That night he tried on the socks and
found they were too small. He was a
pblg young man and generously propor
tioned. The socks must go back again.
He wondered If the girl would be there
-hoped she would and hoped she
wouldn't, nnd she was.
She looked quite blankly at Tom,
just as If her heart hadn't quickened
at sight of him-he did not recognize
her but she had gone to public school
with him three years go; she secret
ly admired him.
"I'm sorry, but these socks are too
small," said Tom, as he stopped be
"You said nines," she remarked, as
she pulled out a red b?x.
"I meant teas," he explained.
"You also forgot your change," rthe
said, taking some money out of a
stunning little box. "Forty-two cents."
"Thanks," said Tom, dropping It Into
She took down another box, picked
out two pair of black socks and
wrapped them up.
"Thank you," said Tom dizzily, and
walked out of the store. At his labora
tory he opened his bundle and found
two pairs of black silk socks, fl?
smiled rapturously. 'TH have to take
those back," he muttered with a mis
erable attempt at vexation.
It was? lunch time then, and he
stopped at a nearby cafeteria for a*
bite. Tom's appetite was robust and
he picked up various plates of delecta
ble viands on his way to a vacant table.
As he set down his tray he saw that
a girl he? sat down. The Girl, with a
tray containing crackers, a bowl of
milk and a small cake. "Bless her dear
hean; sneV starving norseiry' he ivor
[ried as.he hasti?y sv;allowed his mea'i.
After a day or two he went back to tue
The girl was there. She was wearing
a little blue ruffle around her throat,
and one strand of her bright hair had
really managed to curl. She blushed a
little when she saw him.
"I'm sorry," he declared mendacious
ly. "But these socks are silk-I bought
lisle, you know."'
- "I made that mistake," she admit
ted, as she substituted another pair for
the silk ones. "It is too bad you had
fo come again." ,
"I did not mind-not at all," he said
emphatically, and this time she smiled
at him, and when she smiled as she
turned around to put the red box back
on the shelf he was reminded of school
boy days and a little curly-haired girl
facing the blackboard, reaching up to
write soraethi" g. The chalk had
dropped from .'. fingers, and he re
called the frightened look on her face
as it dropped. But his deft hand
caught it In midair, and her bird-like
voice had whispered a thank you.
Now he leaned across the counter
with glowing face. "Say," he said,
"you're Nannie Lane, aren't you?"
She gave him a startled look, but she
nodded. "Nancy Lane, now," she
"Remember the chalk?" ,
She dimpled a little and nodded
"Live In the same house?"
"I'm coming to see you ! I know your
"All right," she said in quivering
voice, and he shot out of the store,
nearly upsetting a rigidly smiling floor
walked, and at the same time apologiz
ing to a wax figure wearing a palm
beach suit and minus a head.
Of course you want to know how it
turned out. Tom mnrrled Nancy Lane,
and of course the invention was a suc
cess, and Tom's Income expanded to
meet every expense that came along.
The Fishers trade exclusively in
Brown's department store, for Tom
says jovially: "Wonderful bargains
there-got ray wife there; yes, siree!"
MOUNTAIN GOAT WAS READY
And Eagle Knew Setter Than to Force
the Issue With Such an
. "The writer once witnessed a fight
between a golden eagle and a full
grown mountain goat. This fight took
place on a high divide in the Bull
river country in British Columbia,"
says Charles S. Smith in an article in
Boys' Life, entitled "The Bocky Moun
tain Sheep at Home."
"I was stalking the goat at the time
for the purposfts of taking some photo
graphs as rifts? up as I could get, and
was v nrklng my way cautiously from
rock'to rock, keeping-concealed from'
the goat, who was feeding on a little
fiat space on the top of the mountain.
As I peered ?round the projecting
point of a crag I saw the goat sudden
ly wheel and look toward a small point
sticking up on top of the ridge and
there, coming over the top of the
point was a very large golden eagle,
flying just above the surface of the
ground and coming directly at the
goat. The goat stood with head low
ered and when the eagle came within
about ten feet of him, It suddenly
swooped Into th* air about fifteen or
twenty feet high, turned completely
over and dropped like a plummet at
the goat. I Wondered what the goat
would do, but evidently he had lt all
figured out, for us the eagle descended
he reared on his hind feet, stood
straight up and slashed his head from
side to side, his horns describing a
circle In the air, their sharp joints up
ward; the old eagle evidently knew
better than to try to drop on a thing
of that sort or to try to seize It, so
he caught himself In his swift descent
and volplaned over the side of the
ridge; here over a deep, dark canyon
he circled several times, the goat
standing watching until he disappeared
over the shoulder of the mountain." j
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That a use has been found for the
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by hinibermen ns of about as much
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the American Lumberman.
Chicago packing houses are said to
use all of the hog but the squeal, but
n Yankee has gone this one better
Taking a piece of board one inch thick
which has been cut off in some fac
tory because of the knot hole which
the piece contains, the Yankee squares
the pieces with the knot hole centered,
sets it upon a one-half Inch wooden
base, glues the two together, smooths
the surfaces of the piece and gives lt
a bath of varnish. tBehold, the piece
ls a wooden novelty suitable for the
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One day, to a niece who was a fre
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I am the most even-tempered woman
In the world."
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In unfeigned surprise, "how you do
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world, 'cause Tm as mad as the derril
all the time."
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