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For the 1920 Thanksgiving
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
• • • • • • •
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
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
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.
Turkeys FREE I
with every Man’s or young Man’s
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
And 20% off on all Adler Collegian Clothes
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.

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