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Gbats TlXHttb he aspl Wha, |BV FATHKK TWOHIW.) THANKSGIVING It happened this way: from time to time Mr. Barker spoke to me about writing something for the Saturday News. I tried to make my self believe I hadn't time, being always preoccupied with a score of little things, but the truth is 1 could have made time had I tried. Finally Mr. Barker earnestly requested me to help him make the Sat urday News the best weekly paper in the state. I believe the Saturday News is already the best weekly paper in the state but I have yielded to Mr. Barker's request and will contribute to help maintain its high standard. Some years ago I was a reporter on a daily paper,so I have an idea what a paper wants. In my "Chats With ifoung Men" I am aware that all may not agree with me in everything but nevertheless I feel that such a department will be productive of good. 1 will take ordi nary and even homely topics, and discuss them in an ordinary and homely way. I will write these "Chats" the same matter as I would speak in a friendly chat with a young man on the street or in his home. As it happens by a fortunate co-incidence that my first letter is in Thanksgiving week, let us consider some of the many reasons for which we should be thankful, and the significance and wisdom of a day set apart for this wholesome and laudable purpose. We should be thankful first of all for the great honor that has been bestowed upon us by being citizens of the United States—citizens of the greatest, grandest, and most glorious country ever known in the world. We should be thankful for the great privilege of living in a country where we are protected by wise and just laws and where ev ery man of character and honor and courage and energy may advance himself to a high position in society—protected and aided meanwhile by the eminent spirit of fair play that has existed in this country from the beginning. From the beginning of the world men gave expression to this spirit of fair play in different forms, but it was left for the gentle Nazarene, the lowly young Jew of high and holy and heavenly purpose, of pure life, and noble character, and divine teaching, to give to the world affirmative expression to this noblest law of human action, in the form of THE GOLDEN RULE: "Whatsoever ye would that others should do unto you, do ye even so unto them." Thomas Jefferson, recognizing the lack of fair plav on the part of another country towards this country, gave forth to all future citizens of this councry, in his bold, blunt, vigorous, manly way that magnifi cient and immortal document "When, in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, etc." From that time on we have, like a strong, young powerful, giant taken firm and rapid strides to our high position of honor among the nations of the world. We have learned from the history of other na tions, much of the misery and unhappiness, and grief and sorrow that have come to the peoples if other lands and, when we contrast our position in life with the lot of millions of others, our hearts should go out to God in joy,and gratitude and thanksgiving for having preserved us a whole people,a united people.an energetic and peace loving people. In the material way also has God abundantly blessed us. We have prospered as no other nation in the world has ever before prospered We are in a land of plenty, a land of abundance,a land even of luxury, which may be his who will by patience and perseverance strive for it. For all this should arise from the depths of our souls a prayer in thanksgiving to God the bountiful giver of all good gifts. Besides this we have, as a nation, been singularly free from ser ious maladies and sickness. We do not perhaps always appreciate as we should the great and inestimable blessing of health. We that have been so wonderfully and specially preserved from ill heath should ever be thankful to God for that priceless gift of health. Our daily prayer should be a prayer of profound thanksgiving, and an earnest request to continue His blessings. I have traveled a great deal in the United States—both in cities and in country places. I have noticed there is always more real, sol id genuine peace and contentment in country places than in cities espe cially have I noticed this at Thanksgiving time when there is a gather ing of friends for tin: purpose of innocent amusnment, and visiting and THANKSGIVINii. i'he world wastes a lot of sympathy and pity for the poor farmers. But I believe the farmers are the most inde pendent people in the world. At the same time they are the most peaceful, happy, and thankful people to God. Leaving aside for the moment the man who has a competence and considering only the hired man, I have found in nearly every case that every man who works on a farm, if he is worth the name of man, has J» the eye of his heart a wife and a home. It may be years away «but it is there, tucked away in some secret corner to be dreamed over ..and hoped for. When he has made his stake and is able to provide for a wife,start his own home,and begin to make his dreams come true ~then ought not to hesitate. Find a girl who is bred to your life—a genuine farm girl—and be sure she loves you and that she is the only woman in the world for you, bar none—and you will make no mistake. Money or land may prove a charm, but they are the things to be considered the least. Common sense, a love of the farm a loyal heart and love that knows no fear will outweigh the best farm that lies out of doors or the fattest bank account in the country with out them. As to the girls: I believe thereTs less discontent among farmer's daughters than girls of the towns and cities. The farm girl is brot up to respect the dignity of honest toil and takes pride in being able ..to do the work of the household well and to be as competent as her girl companions in the neighborhood. To be able to cook and sew and do j. ^e work for which her mother is responsible is an accomplishment her eyes. She does not shirk or lie in bed while S£er "?oth®r„ .doea1,the work as many city girls do. She does not spend her time idling thru the shops of the town spending more money on her dress than her parents can afford. She is more independent in the true settse of independence than the city girl, because she has the ^Knowledge that she is useful to her parents and is equipped to make her own home happy when she gets one. Her life on the soil—provid always that her parents are sympathetic and helpful—makes for good health and breeds gentleness and a certain refinement of spirit •^pat makes her lovable and fits her for a life of happiness and usefulness, a contrast! the happy, peaceful, contented homes of prosper ^us people in small towns and villages and farms, and the poor make shift of the hotels and rooming houses where thousands of the less for tunate people spend the great holiday in dismal recollections of former years, when they too. enjoyed the visits of kind friends and spent the day wholesome and innocent amusement, and saw the bright side of life for which they were truly thankful 1 What a very enjoyable custom it was years ago, when we were fboys for the father of the family to bring the scattered members of the family back to the home table again at Thanksgiving! Few things we thot then added so much to the sum total for which we should be thank ful as to have the numerous realtives or friends about the dinner table We thot that whilst the good cheer of the day was intensified by the "presence of those whom we did not see frequently during the year the converse was true in regard to those that were unable to return to the J|ncestralroof for Thanksgiving. •fr Our Puritan forefathers observed r—- •of Thanksgiving when they'd turn to God in prayer to thank Him $py HiB many favors and biesaings. We are sometimes prone to smile atitaany of their notions but we cannot gainsay their wisdom in ide a special (toy in Thanksgiving to God for all flis benetfiflr If of lkst century thot well to have a special day jet apart timkflgfc$Jg when they were obliged to suffer the inconvenience -fltad hardships of pioneer life how much more otaght we to be thankful who have enjoyed the fruits of tteir labors. Sometime*, we may eo'Aplain of the laws of our country _ie individual may suffer inconyeafcnce'whilst the majority ^%jay be benefited. $,is true that in the most "perfect of human law# Vre might 'find stfawt imperfection. Bufr'lfaU men made the Qolde! Rule the tfjride of their actions thru life there would be little need for human *•»»«. fllben. IJouug wost religiously this special day 3iJ .it did from the depths of barbar afcien mnst be taken ifrjfound and- mm THE 8ATURDAY NEWS THE "LIVE WEEKLY" OF THE LIVE CITY —WATERTOWN, 8. D. CLYDE CAN'T GO Rev. J. P.Clyde appeared before the court Tuesday morning and asked to be relieved from the sub poena under which he is summoned as a witness in the Root gambling case, as he was to leave the city in a few days. The court was not able to grant the request. COURT WILL ADJOURN Court will adjourn this (Wed nesday) evening, and will not meet till Tuesday next Dec. 1. Managers Goss & Goss of the Empire have made arrangements with Manager John Biegger of the Majestic at Sioux Falls to exchange performers on Thursday of each week. This will give the patrons of the Empire an entire change of program twice a week with new songs, new pictures and new peo ple. Since the Empire opened in October Watertown people have had a chance to see what real vau deville as the management have worked night and day to give the people the best that can be secured in vaudeville acts and motion pic tures. They are now gettin noth ing but the high priced acts from the Sullivan and Considine Theat rical Circuit. Beginning with next Monday the Empoire will have a four piece orchestra con sisting of Mr. Prank Halstead, Mr. Wm. Peck, Miss Pearle Calla han and Mr. Ryberg, a trap drum mer from Minneapolis. Refilid Vaudeville and latest Motion Pictures Entire change of program Mon day and Thursday. Thanks giving matinee, 4, p. m. Every body 10c. We guarantee your money's worth or your money back. Four piece orchestra be ginning next Monday. Two performances each evening at 7:45 and 9:00. We cater espec ially to ladies and children. Remember the place, the Empire Family Theatre WANTED—20 amateurs for Fri day night §t tb,e ^rafiire. not as it ought to be. Taken as such laws are found necessary among men for the protection and guidance of the good and well disposed and for the control and punishment of the vicious and evil-disposed. Therefore it should be the conscientious but pleas urable, duty of every good citizen under our magnificent free and liberal government to yield prompt and willing obedience to every just and equitable law. In all this grand and glorious country, of peace, and happiness, and prosperity no state has been more signally favored than our own sunny state of South Dakota. Hence, I urge the young men of Cod ington County (to whom I am especially speaking) to stop occasionally and think of their condition and to turn their thots to God in prayer and thanksgiving for all the material and spiritual benefits they have obtained thru His bounty. Young men, ask yourselves seriously if you have not many reasons or which you should thank God. You are citizens of a glorious coun try, where you are protected by just and equitable laws, and aided in every honorable ambition. You are also citizens of the very best state in all this glorious union, where there are riches in abundance, and where your patience and industry will be rewarded by that peace and contentment that the world cannot take from you. Be thankful to God for all His blessings. Be just and honorable in all your dealings. Give fair returns for fair wages. Love your neighbors, love all man kind, love the whole world, but love your home best, for: "We can love the whole wide world And pray it may be blest, Yet there is no time when its a crime To love ourowu land best. No fields so rich and broad— No other skies so fair. Earth's richest dowers, sweetest flowers? Look round! Behold them there! The nation, glad in praise, Joins in the glorious lay That born of love is sent above On this Thanksgiving Day. But the dearest note of all To kiss the azure dome Is the grateful prayer for Heaven's care Breathed from the heart of Home." COURT NOTES [Continued from First Page.] charge is that Mallach went to the Security bank in Oct.1907 and pre sented a certificate of deposit made out to August Garnett, and asked if he could get any money on it. It will also be attempted to prove Mallach made out a check for $50, signing Garnett's name and receiv ing the money on the check. J. G. McFarland, Mallach's attorney, in stating his case said he would prove an alibi, and would satisfy the jury that it was impossible for Mallach to have been in the city at the time the forgery is said to have been committed, having left the city the day before. •'^•^*s,y v- ^:2aav-a&< ?s»-?v ?ise FATHER TWOH1G. The only service at the M. E. church next Sunday will be the Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Union meetings in the tabernacle at10:30, 3:30 and 7:30. This notice applies to the Congregatonal, Baptist and Presbyterian churches as wel as the Methodist. For Sale—Lady's writing desk in dark oak. A bargain. Enquire 504 e. Kemp ave. 22tf. L. G. HIIX.M.D. OCULIST AUR.IST EYE EAR NOSE THROAT GLASSES FITTED First National Bank B'ld'g CHILDREN'S COATS af STES. •'HI 1-2 OFF Gome early and choice!!® Social Notice ?£his store will olose at noon first V, sHi 1 Mr Swell Dresser is thankful for & store like OUTS. OF THE BACK.. DRYGOODSM/UWfftYClOjjffS MH. SWELL, BHESSEH. IS THA J*iK.FUL FOH A STOH.E LIKE OUH.S: FIHST, "BECAUSE WE SELL CLOTHING MA DE OJVLy FHOM GOOD CLOTH. JWO COTTOJV CHEAT IJf OU"R STOHE: SECOJV2, •BECAUSE WE SELL CLOTHES THAT FIT. THE COLL A US OF OUH SUITS "DO JV'T H1/3 BACK OF VOU-R JVECK.. COLL A US OF OUTt OVEHCOATS -DOJSF HIT VOU IJV THE SMALL BECAUSE OUH STALES A HE JVOT LATE. THEV A "RE OJV TIME. BECAUSE WE DOJVT HOB OUH. CUSTOMEICS. a he you MOT THAJVK.FUL THAT IS SUCH A STOKE IJV &OUK TOWJV AS JOHJV H. COJVLEy CO. Special Notice WE WILL CONTINUE OUR BIG SALE UNTIL Remember we are reducing our Coats, Suits, Skirts and Dress Goods Stock. Extra Special Extra Special Millinery Commencing Friday ClBatJ-Up will place on sale 50 100 more Silk Petti coats „ust received. Made good and full from heavy rustling silk. Lot One—Black and col ors, the best Petticoat on the market at the price, choice $3.69 Lot Two— Black and colors, made for fleshy women. 75 and 90inches around the top of flounce, special THE THEHE Dec. 12 100 Trimmed Hats .DAKOTA A fiine selection to choose from. 1 Bay Mentor Comfort Underwear ®pr Women and Children IjpBhrinkproof"