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For the 1920 Thanksgiving
Feast Divine Lesson in the Garnering of the Golden Grain The eummer Is over and the har vest Is past The sad skies, the bleak fields, the bnre trees, the raw winds that whistle and groan and sob and sigh their dirges mournfully remind us that the season of fruitage has gone by and the time hns come when we can only turn away, each to himself, and mensure up our garneTlngs. Nature gives us a seed time and a harvest time. But these would be meaningless to us did she not also send a season when, at the warning touch of winter chill, we must mensure our gains and consider our losses. But for the lessons of this season no man would labor; we would know naught of temperance or thrift; we would go through the bright spring only singing, and Idle away the sum mer in dreams. So It Is part of the divine plan that each of us should now go apart and carefully separate the wheat from the chaff, the flowers from the weeds, and that which Is good and sound and en during from all that perishes and taints. It is now that each must hon estly examine and weigh the product of his own works. It were useless now to try to de ceive even ourselves. Now, if at no other time, we see the vast difference in value between the picked fruit and the windfalls. The one heap wo proudly stord nwcy, knowing It will keep sweet and whole to the winter’s depths, and the other .we cast aside, that it may not contain'as tc as tt rots. It is a sad, Kfr«»et task —sweet for the counted gains, snd for the oppor tunities lost and to come no more. • •••••• And ns we garner the gains we also gamer wisdom. As we separate the wheat from the chaff and the sound fruit from the windfalls, so, whether we will or not, Daddy Gobbler’s Premonition There once did live a turkey cock, And he was very proud; Knd walking with his little flock He gobbled very loud. Perhaps it may your feelings shock— He Jived beneath a cloud. we must In the Inner consciousness separate the true from the fulse in principles of labor and living. No man, even of three-score —aye, four-score and ten, has ever known this law to fall In a single season. It knows no variation In all the cycles of time. • • • • • • • But grains and fruits are not all that we are garnering. Chaff and weeds are not all we ought to sepa rate and cast away. There are things more Important still. In the store house of the heart and mind and soul, Is It not well to seek, just as care fully, though sometimes in vain, to keep only the better, the brighter, the more enduring things? When the bleak November of life comes we shall have need of them. Dreary will be the winter to him whose granaries are empty. But drearier and more desolate still must be the winter of old age to the man or woman whose mind and heart nnd soul have brought from the harvest only the joys that are chaff nnd the virtues that are mere windfalls, at tained and adhered to only through easy convenience. When that winter comes, ns It must to many of us, we shall have only our selves to turn to, and we shall find only that which we have sown nnd harvested in the bright spring and golden summer—the good grain, the sound fruit, the flowers, the high Im pulses, ihe sacrifices, the loves, yes, nnd the cheat, the chaff, the weeds, the windfalls, the hates, the Jealousies, the low passions—all these and nothing more, to sustain us or to render us desolate. We may, if we will, make each day a cycle of all the seasons. We sow each morning and reap each noon and garner each evening the fruits of our living In this little day. Day by day, if we strive on in right nnd hope nnd courage, must our knowledge and our strength, and our store Increase. Day by day, through many fallings and fallings, do we come nearer to the true manhood and the true woman hood.—Charles Grant Miller in the Christian Herald. He could not speak of cranberry, Nor mention pumpkin pie Without a painful reverie, While tears stood in his eye. And sage, and summer savory, They always made him sigh. “Think and Thank” Suggested Motto for Nation Today “Think nnd Thank” was the motto upon the family crest of the great He brew philanthropist Sir Moses Monte flore. It would be an appropriate armorial motto for America today. These two little English words, differ ing In a single vowel, were originally identical. In the Anglo-Saxon tongue, a “thank’* was a “think.” Thanking comes from thinking, and thankful ness from thoughtfulness and thinks giving from thought-giving. This will be a season of unusual thanksgiving — for we are made to think as we have not been wont to think. Tt will be a very selfish soul that this season falls to think of the sorrows and the sufferings of others. Look back at that first American Thnnksgivlng. Strange skies, sparse settlements, sparse larder, savage en emy, but thankful spirit! What makes the memory of the Pilgrim so pre cious? His thankfulness! As Howell puts it: “It is no Improper comparison that a thankful heart Is like a box of pre cious ointment which keeps the smell long after the thing Is spent.” The Pilgrim and the Puritan have passed on. but they have left us a precious possession—a Thanksgiving day and the Thnnksgivlng spirit. Theirs wns the Indomitable spirit be cause they “thanked God and took courage.” They landed undeslgnedly on a “rock-bound wintry strand,” but they thanked God nnd took courage. They found no gold, but they did find the golden grain of a first harvest and they thanked God nnd took courage. They found a rude wilderness, but they thanked God nnd took courage, and furrows were turned nnd towns were built nnd cities grew and facto ries flourished nnd culture developed nnd instead of a wilderness a garden blossomed nnd the fragrance of their memory still survives and the spirit of their grace still inspires. | And though in June he spread his tail, And looked lilke Henry Eight, November always found him pale, Sans Delsarte in his gait, If anyone would see him quail, Just say “decapitate.” —at Joslin’s The Children's Department —So many pretty new things have arrived lately that a visit to the department today will he very interesting—and you’ll find prices in the Joslin’s Children Shop to be excep tionally moderate—quality considered. Serviceable School Dresses of Navy Every School Girl Needs a Good Blue Serge ’ Sweater —Dresses of finable wrap storm sew. n number -A serviceablei sweater In a range of popular cob Of attractive si vie*, sir.es It lo I I years $9.95 '» belted i'«»lels. 101 l < oUne —Dresses of cpiallly French sew, some '«'> roomy I«>ekels $5.90 hrobicred in contrasting yams or silk, sizes r> m The Kind of a Sweater a Boy Likes ' V'l'mrmli.K drears oY flue Kr.Mo'u'serire-Vi,*!?,'” -A coat style model with n bln roll collar ; u spbm per styles that kills are so fond of. Serviceable. 111,1 sueatelut.• good-looking drosses. Sixes 12, 14 and 10 years. Children S Dcith IxObCS Splendid values sit $20.00 .—fjood warm blanket bathrobes for children In a . „ , P . pleasing assortment of styles and attractive color An All-White Middy for the combinations. School Girl *—’These range in price gradually from $5.95 and —Made of good quality middy doth, sizes s to is a New Shipment of Children's years $l-69 r Furs Girls Kimonos —Just arrived —at Joslln's. —Plain and flowered crepe kimonos for girls, sixes —Good quality muff and collar sets, ranging in 1- to 14 years . .$1.95 price from $3.95, $16.75. —Third Floor, Joslin’s— Children’s High Cut Shoes —Splendid quality elkhide uppers and strong oak soles make these \ an excellent school shoe for the hoy or girl. I —A shoe that will stand scuffing and hard wear. C* O Q C —Lace style with a buckled strap. , —May be had in tan elk or smoke elk. ) —Sizes 5 to 8, Bt/> to 11, llMi to 2. / —Third Floor, Joslin’s— Joslin’s Drapery Sale —offers extraordinary opportunities to economize on curtains and draperies ot all kinds. Practically our entire stock is offered at Greatly Lowered Prices. These are some of the items: Curtains Suncola Cloth —54.00 voile curtains nt, pair $2.45 —Suneoln clotb in blue, green, gobl or brown, :«! $4.50 Qunkereraft filet net curtains nt. pair... $3.50 Inches wide, regularly $l.OO. at, yard ..$1.25 $O.OO Quakercraft filet net curtains at. pair.. $4.75 —Suncola cloth in rose, blue^ green, gold or hrmvn. $8.50 Voile Curtains, lace edge, motif corner, 45 Inches wide, regularly $2.75, at, yard $-.15 pair $6.00 Swiss $ll.OO Voile Curtains, lace edge, motif corner, _ 58.50 —Printed Swiss, regularly 50c, at. yard 25c $15.00 Quaker Sot Curtains’,’hice edge. pair. $9.95 —Best grade dotted Swiss, regularly 60c, yard, 37c $15.00 Duchess Lace Curtains, pair $9.95 Filet Nets siu.iio Brussels Lace Curtains. pair $10.25 —KHet Nets, regularly 700. nt, ynnL 39c Curtain Voiles —Filet nets, regularly $1.25 and $1.35. ait. yard, 79c .... . . ~ ... —Filet nets, regularly $1.65 and $1.75, at, yd., $l.OO -Plain curtain voiles, regular 6.»e. at. >an1....48c . _ T —Fine quality band bordered voiles, regular 75c, .Liberty IMetS at. yard 50c — JK)( . jj] H , rlv net. 36 inches wide, at, yard 40c Voiles with figured centers in white, cream or $1 l»5 Liberty net, 50 inches wide, ait, yard...ssc ecru, regularly 85c, yard 60c “ Marquisettes Scrims —Phiin marquisettes, regularly 65c. at, yard...4Bc —Colored scrims, 36 Indies wide, regularly 30c, —Fine quality hand bordered marquisettes, regu ut, yard ITc larly 75c, at, yard 55c —Colored scrims, 36 inches wide regularly 40c, —Marquisette with figured centers, white, cream ait. yard 20c or ecru, regularly 85c, at, yard 60c —Plain and fancy scrims, 36 Inches wide, regularly —4 B-inch marquisettes, regularly $1.25, at. yd., 90c i!.v. nt, yani 48c Cretonnes Scotch Madras —An attractive assortment of Cretonnes. —Senteb Madras elotli. :t<! Inehes wide, cream —The splendid assortment of cretonnes bus been with rose. blue, or gold figures, reg- priced regularly at 75c. 85c and 95c yard at. ,65c uliirlv 95c 70c —The higher grade cretonnes In many beautlru. -Scotch Madras elotli :i(i inches wide, regularly and distinctive patterns—these sold regularly at $1.25, at, yard 85c $1.25 to $1.75 a yard 98c :;r 1 iMn =; a. j. Stark & co. Jewelers Turkeys FREE I with every Man’s or young Man’s %(§*_ SUIT « OVERCOAT This is in accordance with our annual custom for the past 20 years—a Thanksgiving offering And in order that t he people may really appreciate that they ARE getting the turkey free, we cut prices on cloth ing during this week —and are offering some of the most sensational values of the year. Men’s suits with two pairs of trousers, also overcoats worth $50 and $60, for $39.75. Young men’s suits and overcoats, many to sell at $40, for $27.50. And 20% off on all Adler Collegian Clothes IQiUltadUo^ Cor. 15th and Lar mer Sts. Eternal Subject. As we wntch her charming daugh ters and listen to their conversation we feel that, if there's anything at all In the theory of heredity. Eve must have had a hat of some kind. —Ohio State Journal. Greece and Rome in Early Days. In the early flays of Greece and Home all the doors of dwellings open ed outward. A person passing out of the house knocked on the door before opening It. Bad Economy. To save money by going without necessities Is had economy, but to waste anything lessens your wealth, the wealth of your country, and the wealth of the world. One of Nature's Acrobats. The weasel has been called the acro bat of nature, and performs every kind .of acrobatic feat. The blood-thirsty little villain is no coward. It will at tack human beings. The weasel can climb as easily as run and Is at home on any surface. Not as Bad as They Seem. One of the comforting things that time teaches us Is, that mighty fevr things are as bad os they look to be, or are said to he. Leaning Tower of Westminster. A curious thing Is happening to the massive tower of Westminster cathe dral. a landmark for miles, which Is leaning. It Is three feet out of the per pendicular. but does not look an eighth of at) Inch nut from any viewpoint.— London Times. So It Seems. Women Jump at conclusions and fre • 111• • 11tiy lilt; men reason things oui nnd usually miss.