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HE festival of harvest time
Is upon us. We are antici
pating the good fellowship
and the prospect of the
happy reunions which are
accompaniments of this an
nual celebration. Perhaps,
then. It will not be amiss
If we dwell a little upon
the deeper significance of Thanks
It is always an Interesting adven
ture and often profitable to trace a
word back to Its derivation, and a
very cursory research with the aid
of a dictionary will reveal to ns
the suggestive fact that the words
"thanks" and "think" have a common
origin. The former, indeed, la an ob
solete form of the latter, and required
only In course of time and usage Its
■pedal significance of pleased or
grateful thinking.
With this in mind we may tarn to
a passage In the letter which Paul
wrote to the Christians In Philippi
<of Macedonia—a fetter which la keyed
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and breathes throughout the gladness
which should mark the life attuned to
the purpose of God. You will find It
In what we call the fourth chapter. In
the farewell words addressed by Paul
to his friends. We quote from Doctor
Good speed's translation of the New
Testament :
"Have no anxiety abont anything,
hnt make all yoor wants known onto
God In prayer and entreaty, with
thanksgiving. Then through your
onion with Christ, Jeans, the peace
of God, so far above any human
thought, will guard your mind and
thoughts. Now brothers let year minds
dwell on what Is true, what la worthy,
what Is right, what is pure, what is
amiable, what Is kindly—on every
thing that la excellent or praiseworthy.
. . . Then God who gives peace
will be with you."
It la at once apparent that Paul
understood the Intimate relation be
tween '"thinking" and "thanking." His
admonition fhr the thoughtful life is
manifestly the underlying basts for
thç thankful life. And the thankful
life 1» the assurance of the guard
ing and companioning peace of God.
Paul seta forth the things upon
which our minds should dwell—the
Crua th e wor thy, the right, th** pare,
War Gas Made Useful
A war gas made by Prof. Gabriel
Bertrand of the Pasteur Institute, has
found a peace time ose In the silk In
dustry. The silk cocoons ore gassed
by small quantities of cMoropIcrta.
which has proved exceedingly praetl
cal and easy to handle. The gas has
been tried In varions «Hk raising ceo
marked advantages over killing the
This life of right thinking and glad
the amiable or lovely, the kindly. In
his philosophy It was vitally Impor
tant that our minds should be oc
cupied with such thoughts as these.
He understood, as we are understand
ing better today, that what is in
man's thinking will determine the
character of his life. He understood,
also, that In order to keep one's think
ing on a high and wholesome plane
there must be effort and discipline.
It was not easy In Paul's day to do
The world In which he lived
was superficially provocative oftbiuch
bitter, evil and nnclean thought In
a city like Philipp) there would be
many things happening to the Chris
tian and many things under bis obser
vation to evoke thinking on the baser
level. Even In this Joyous letter he
felt It necessary to warn hla friends
with tears against those whose "appe
tites are their god ; who glory In t heir
shame, and who are absorbed In
earthly matters."
It la not easy in onr day to follow
Paul's Instruction and example—for
be practiced splendidly his own teach
ing. What we do not actually see In
the happening is brought to os In the
news columns of the dally press—
things that are evil, indecent, ugly,
cruel. We cannot wholly ignore those
things; Panl did not in bis day. When
necessary he spoke frankly of them,
calling a spade a spade. In bis let
ters. They are part of the world in
which we live—of the world we most
help. Bat our effort mast be to dis
cipline oar thinking so that they Will
not flood and overwhelm onr minds,
excluding or submerging thought of
better and fiqer things.
Even more difficult, perhaps, la It
to escape the peril of those "who are
absorbed In earthly matters,
tide of materialism Is strongly set
against the Influences of the spiritual.
Unless the channel la kept clear which
admits the flow of God's thought we
will find ourselves presently with
minds Incapable of grasping His par
poses and principles, with mindswbtch
cannot meditate happily upon Bis
truth or which will not respond to
what la right and pore and lovely.
The possibility of the thankful life,
of the life which know« the comrade
ship of the God of peace, will be
lost to urn.
thanks Ya the appreciative life.
the prevalent methods of silk culture
the cocoons have to be all sold with
in a period of two or three weeks, hot
the oae of chlor oplcrln promises a
practical way. It Is sold, for the grow
ers to turn the cocoons Into non per
tab able merchandise which can be sold
when the market is beat.
Roguem' Who 1 » Who
One of the moat novel reference
plied by an East Loadon vicar for
to your dictionary again. To "np
predate" means to "set a value" The
roan who has adopted God's standards
of values, who gees the true and the
good and the lovely and lovable as the
worthwhile and abiding things. Is the
real appreclator, and for him there
will always be occasion for the grate
ful thinking which Is thanks.
If you And little of It in your mind
today there 1» something wrong with
your standard of values. You are
erring In the practice of "apprecia
tion." You have set your heart upon
things that are unworthy, temporary,
illusory, and they are disappointing
you. Take Paul's recipe. Begin to think
about all that Is excellent and praise
worthy. Take your njlnd, oat of lb*
material shadows and into the sun
light of God's thought and love. Make
your wants known to Him. The spirit
of thanksgiving will enter your soul,
and the "peace of God, so far above
any human thought," will come to
stand "guard'' at your mind's gate
way._________ .
And so on this Thanksgiving day
lot tit good A m e il v a a s gtve thank* tw
spirit to the Pilgrims of Plymouth
Bock; for turkey, cranberry sauce,
and pumpkin pie; for their hemic
struggle for freedom, and for their sue
ceasful demons!ation that their new
lend could be made to yield a living.
For the specialties served up at all
good Thanksgiving dinners. Ameri
cans must bow to that friendly old
Indian, Massasolt. It was he who In
troduced the cranberry and the putn p
kin to the American people through
the Pilgrims. Massasolt may have
been a poor uneducated savage, bat
be and hla people had a delightfully
simple and fairly efficient agricultural
system; Corn In the hill and a climb
ing bean ; a pumpkin seed every live
hills. Massasolt showed the Pilgrims
the cranberry growing wild In the
marshes, and had no difficulty what
ever In demonstrating that roast tur
key and cranberry sauce was an on
beatable combination. The Pilgrims,
of course, knew alt shout turkeys,
which had been taken across »ess
from Mexico and had become common
on English farms before the year 160).
But It was the friendly Indian who
as Impresario brought together for the
first time on any stage those thre«*
Thankaglvlng stars—turkey, cranberry
sauce and pumpkin pie;
otherwise be deceived by the plaus
ible tale« of professional beggars. It
Is a complete "Who*« Who" of rogues
of this
they tell In order to abstract money
from the pockets of the tender
hearted. Moot of the Information In
the volume has been gathered from
the author's personal experience. He
has found that moat professional
beggars have only one story apiece.
After they have exploited It to the
foil la ome district they move on to
and gives the stories
Will Please the Men
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A troop of amusing and efficient
Cbliinnieu are due to arrive at Christ
mas time. They are destined to hang
about the rooms of uncared-for bach
elors, or any other men who may
need needles, pins, buttons, thread
and such. Bits of colored flannel, or
other smooth cloth, account for the
costume of the Jolly Chink pictured
here, and black wool yam or darning
cotton will serve to outline his fea
tures, finish his garments with button
hole stitch and provide the queue which
serves to hang him In a handy place.
Cardboard will serve as a founda
tion for the small oriental pictured,
or he might be fashioned like the
flat, rag dolls that are stuffed with
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New Parchment Shade»
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Christmas time always brings many
kinds of pretty candle shades. Just
now parchment shades, bought plain
and decorated to suit oneself, are pop
ular and they may he painted or
adorned with cut-out figures posted on.
Pretty effects are made by painting
silhouettes In black on the underside,
to aho^, through when the candles are
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Odd Laundry Bag
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Th# head of this slant-eyed gentle
man, who will carry laundry for his
lucky owner. Is cot from unbleached
domestic, stuffed with cotton and
sewed over the book of s coat hanger.
The. canny face la sketched on with
black paint bits of black ribbon con
tribute (he np and collar and root
yarn provides the hair. À long shirt
of cretonne la open near the top and
sewed together at the bottom, form
ing a clever lanndry bag.
I© Black and Purple
A Mmk I ace bandeau, with light
purple ribbons attached to It, and
knotted at the back, makes this simple
breakfast cap for the gray or white
haired woman. It Is adorned with a
band of ribbon ending In hows at the
side ««y» s tiny athbon-covered elastic
Across the hack adjusts It to the bead
Cry for
MOTHER:- Fletcher»* Cas
\ f / toria Is a pleasant, harmless
Substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Teething Drops and Soothing Syrups, especially prepared
for Infants in arms and Children all ages.
To avoid imitations, always look for the signature of
Proven directions on rath rarkage. Physicians everywhere r ecomm end It
first Twin Bed»
The first twin beds known to history
were used by the great-grandparents
of King Tut's wife, Melnard WulpI
told the Plywood Manufacturers' asso
ciation at Chicago recently. He said
the beds had been unearthed from
King Touya's tomb and were made of
Drugs Excite
the Kidneys,
Drink Water
Take Salts at First Sign of
■ladder irritation or
The American men and women must
guard constantly against kidney
trouble because we often eat too much
rich food. Onr blood Is filled with
adds which the kidneys strive to
filter out; they weaken from over
work, ^become sluggish, the elimina
tive tissues clog and the reault la kid
ney troubla bladder weakness and
a general decline in health. «
Whe n your kidn ey* feel l ik e l amp *
of lead ; your back hurts or the urine
Is cloudy, full of sediment, or yon are
obliged to seek relief two or three
times during the night; If you suffer
with sick headache, or diazy, nervous
spells, acid stomach, or If you have
rheumatism when the weather la bad.
begin drinking lota of good soft water
and get from your pharmacist about
four ounces
tableapoonful In a glass of water be
fore breakfast tor a few day* and
your kidneys may then act fine.
This famous salts la made from the
add of grape« and lepton Juice, com
bined with llthia, and has been need
for yeare to help flush and stimulât»
clogged kidneys, to neutralise the
adda In the system ao they no longer
are a source of Irritation, the* often
relieving bladder disorders.
Jad Saite la Inexpensive, cannot In
jure, makes a delightful effervescent
Itthla-water drink and belongs in every
home, because nobody can make a
mistake by having a good kidney
flushing any time.
Dog*» Feeling» Were Hart
Offended because he was scolded by
Mrs. H. C. Erno at Shasta Hetreat,
Calif., Teddy, a big coIHe dog belong
ing to her brother, William Mensel,
disappeared. He was not seen again
until he arrived at the Mensel home
at Redding. The dog had traveled
more than 70 miles of highway dar
ing the day to reach the friendly
abaUar of his master
Every department of housekeeping
needs Red Cross Ball Blue. Equally
good tor kitchen towels, table linen,
■beets and pillowcases, etc.—Adver
A date palm near San Diego was
planted by the missionary, Junlpero
Berra, la 1776.
Proved safe by millions and prescribed by physicians for
Colds Headache Neuritis
Pain Neuralgia Toothache
Accept only "Bayer" package
wliich contains proven directions.
Hsndy "Bayer" box«« of 12 tablets
Also bottles of 24 and 100—Druggists.
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Youthful Authority
"Why did your boy Josh leave the
dear old farm?"
"He got some new Ideas about man
agin' land and decided I wasn't enough
help to enable him to run the place
successful."—Washington Star.
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Playing Safe
"'Paar* Ilka the baby 1« pretty alow
■bout lékrnlng to walk!" commented
the brother-in-law,
"No|»e." replied the brother. "He
knows that ae soon as he can walk
he won't get carried no more."—Kan
sas City Star.
A harmless vegetable butter color
used by millions for BO years. Drug
«tores Mid t e hertl K M*» aatt lrottlaa
of "Dandelion" for 88 cents.—Adv.
The Unkind Cut
"I was cut out to be a bachelor."
"Who cut you outT"—Dorfbarber,
Wort In. ----------——
Few people are as smart as other
people think they are.

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