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Competition doesn’t scare us. We are r ady to meet it in everything we sell. In quality of goods. In price of goods. In service rendered. In courtsey extended. In fact, we are always ready to go as far for our customers as any other firm in town —and then some. We can do this, because—We have the best LUMBER to be had. Our salesmen are instructed to satisfy you. We appreciate your trade so much that our trade marks is “THANK YOU.” KELLOGG BROS. LBR. CO. GRAND RAPIDS | RUDOLPH NEKOOSA VESPER MILLADORE NEW THOUGHT AND CHRISTIAN HEALING By I!. M. Webster FIFTH PAPER Among the leaders and teachers in New Thought are a number who were students with Mrs. Eddy, the famous author of Science and Health. These students came to feel that God is as near and accessable to any of us as to the most gifted and that we stand or fall in proportion as we are loyal to our own convictions of Truth and Duty. Mrs. Annie Rix Militz who is well known in many places was a student of Mrs. Eddy. She has become very influential in connection with the establishing of “Homes of Truth” which are found in many cities and towns. Large numbers of people have tes tified to the benefits received at these homes, which are centers of Christian Healing and Teaching. Harriet Hale Rix, a sister of Mrs. Militz, is a teacher and healer of wide influence. With these sisters have been associated from time to time, a goodly number of earnest and capable workers, who have spread New Thought with ever growing ability. Perhaps Horatio Dresser, Orison Swett Marden, Paul Ellsworth, Ed win Markham, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, C. D. Larsen are some of the best known leaders and writers in the New Thought World. The writer owes a debt of grateful love to all these as well as to others. Elizabeth and William Towne who edit and publish the Nautilus, are also particularly able and useful New Thought leaders and teachers. £X.i V v \ ■ ’ SC^> . f ftjrvi V v JST THE EMPRESS EUGENIE, WIDOW OF EMPEROR NAPOLEON 111. OF FRANCE Now bowed by her more than eighty-three years, arriving in Paris to re visit the scenes of her former triumphs. .She is accompanied by Count Prim eli and a Lady of her suite. MONEY SATINO MAGAZINE OFFER ■ .in I _ You Get ALL FOUR of These GENTiJpQNI-\N _ _ m H °^&l Magazines ! r , / n> -Sm I ! and I'Ljjp.: Oar Newspaper AMERICAN VOMW ! , ■ E 3 i * V.f" [1 I S,°S.b“S2.ls j| j I TLis Exceptional Offer is good . i for a short time only. ORDER H TODAY and Make This Big Saving. Thousands of people are more than ready to testify to the great good received thru their works and words. There is at Kansas City, Mo. a New Thought center of very far reaching influence and fame. Chas. and Myrtle Fillmore with their son the Unity Magazine and a Weekly subscribers and which gave courage and comfort to many. They have there the Society of Silent Unity which meets every day to pray, in their way, for any who have asked for help. They get many requests daily from all over the country, even from foreign countries, for pray ers to help in an endless variety of troubles and they get almost as many letters testifying to help received. The requests come by telephone, tele graph and mail. It is there they organized the Good Words Club which is proving a great stimulus to self-control in the use of words, on the bible principle that “The tongue of the wise is health,” that “death and life are in the power of the tongue” and that “he that ofendeth not in words -is a perfect man and able also to bridle the body.” The club already has many thou sands of members scattered over the world. There are centers of New Thought work in Spokane, Wash, and in Portland. Oregon also in San Fransisco as well as in a great num ber of places in the east. There was organized a few years ago “the International New Thought Alliance” with James Edgerton, a wise, genial man as president. The headquarters are at Washington D. C. and there the secretaries of dis tricts everywhere that a call comes for such. The literature of New Thought is rapidly growing both in volume and in illuminating power. There seems no good reason why any one should be ignorant of it or to the writer as a Christian Move ment in the best sense. No one can hartily and thoroly investigate it without coming in contact with many of the truest, brightest and sweetest spirits of our time, and they will be sui’e to find increase of Faith and Hope and the road to health and success. 1 Our sixth paper will give some idea of the work of Judge Troward whom the writer regards as perhaps the ablest exponent of the philoso phy of New Thought that has yet appeared. MIGHT AS WELL BE HAPPY Might as well be happy as the world goes roun’; Ain’t no use lookin’ cross; just shake your frown; Jest as like as not there’s others— Why not treat them all as brothers? Make ’em happy as the work goes roun’. Keep off the corners as the work goes roun’; You may lose your balance in your own home town; Plan things so’s you’s always busy, Keep your head straight, don’t get dizzy— Keep a-working as the worT turns roun’. Keep one eye on heaven as the worT goes roun’; Never hit another feller when he’s down; r When ‘things look about the worse Think up some good Bible verse, God’s a-list’nin’ as the worl’ goes roun’. Might as well be happy as the worl’ goes roun’; God is in his heaven, and He’s lookin’ down; Seems just that would give your back Strength enough to “keep the track”- Keep a-hopin’ as the worl’ turns roun’. —Clara W. Angell. ‘'Something attempted, something done, Has earned a night’s repose.” Only the person who each day sets for himself a definite task and ac complishes it can know the real sat isfaction of that quotation. If you want to find yourself satisfied with life, set a task for yourself each day and then do it. When yon lay your head on the pillow at night you will feel you hav# earned your rest and it will be much sweeter for the earn ing. Every town knows the confusion which follows in the wake of a bad epidemic; When city authorities close the movie houses, schools, churches, and other public places, all the people who are not quarantined, aiong with not a few who are, rush over to one another’s houses to give the situation due consideration with as many germ laden words as possible. The more cases and symptoms dragged to light the more panic striken they become. The fear, so aroused, which preceds such an epidemic, is worse than the disease itself, as was found in the case of the flu. People actuated by this dread are as terror striken as the man who runs wildly thru the wind, fanning the blaze in his burning cloth ing. There are only two things to do in either case; stand still and fight, or run, which means certain ruin. But in the case of a virulent epidemic, countless lives of others are involved by such cowardice. If each persan would only go about his business in a normal fashion, exercising all due precautions under such circumstan ces, he would render himself and his community a priceless service. But this notion is all changed now Light Soils Live Stock Institutes have been held in all sorts of light soils from river wash sand to loamy light soils. Everywhere the highest interact now obtains. “NO WORKEE. NO EATEE” \\ e are told that Austria and cer tain of the smaller countries of Eu rope are starving for lack of bread We are asked to loan $125,000,000 for the immediate relief of these unfor tunate people. Very good. We are Americans, and Americans have never yet failed- to succor a nation expiring from the pangs of hunger. If these suffering people need $125,- 000,000 let us give it to them outright. Let it be our contribution to the cause of humanity and then let us forget it. But let s have nothing to do with a loan which we know can never be repaid. It only becomes an object for future friction. But as to England and France. London has recently repudiated Sir George Paish. who has been trying to float a loan in this country of $35,000.- 000.000 for the allies. It says Sir George is not authorized to represent the British government, nor yet the British banking interests. Exit Sir George and his rosy scheme. We have no further interest in him. It is a well known fact, however, that England and France are looking to this country for the billions neces sary for their reconstruction. They nay lie low until the present flurry of opposition blows over, and then the oroject will be broached. But we have had enough of that sort of thing. We have some ten bil lions of dollars planted over there low upon which it is doubtful if the interest will ever sprout. Even British people of prominence \re advocating the repudiating of all obligations and the taking of a fresh start. It may be done. We note from the cablegrams that in London, Paris and other large ci ties fabulous prices are being paid by women for the latest creations in gowns and other frippery. There seems to be no limit to the money for this purpose. Again we note that the Marquis of Queensbury has gone into bankruptcy —owing a paltry $5,000 —because he is too aristocratic and too lazy to work. He is supported by relatives and friends. Foreign countries are full of the same breed—all aristocratic, all too lazy to earn a living, but all willing to blow in money. Extravagant sums can be paid by the population for any selfish purpose because it contributes to their vanity and their pleasure. It is the same wherever the sun shines. If the French and English govern ments want more billions, let them go to the rich in their own countries. If their own people haven’t confidence and patriotism enough to put up the necessary amount, why should we A mericaije cough up again? Let them open the money bags of their rich, and then put their lazy parasites to work. If the latter can create anything of value we can pro bably buy it from them—and pay for what we get. That’s business. But digging down again for another “loan” would be the heighth of jack assery. We believe with the Chinaman, that it should be a case of “no workee, no eatee.” ARE YOU LOSING “PER?” Do you feel tired all the time? Does your back ache? Do you feel that you are not so spry as you used to be? Fo ley Kidney Pills tone up and invigor ate the kidneys, banish backache, rid the blood of poisons. Rev. W. F. M. Swyndole, Macon, Ga., writes: “I am ready at any time to speak a word for Foley Kidney Pills.” Sold Everywhere WHEN THE WORM TURNS ■ The big: corporations, the financiers and the new breed of war millionaires are entrenched behind their dollars and their greed and can see nothing but their own pleasure and their own will. Their towering ambition is greater wealth and power. The labor unions, long suffering from capitalistic rapacity, have as sumed gigantic proportions where by the nod of one man they are able to paralyze the industry of the country throw hundreds of thousands of peo ple out of employment, and bring others to sickness, starvation and the grave. Their power has gone to their, heads. The two classes combined represent only a small proportion of the popula tion of the countrp, yet they practi cally dominate everything to the ex clusion of all other classes. The farmers, the doctors, lawyers, merchants, editors, preachers, and millions of others are at their mercy and gasping under the capitalistic and labor heels —because they are not or ganized. They represent the great majority of the population, and yet they are dominated by the small min ority. But the worm will endure just so much torment, and then it will turn. And this is equally true of the worms of the human family. In Russia the aristocrats plundered the peasants until human nature could stand no more. Then the peasants a rose in their might and tore the aris tocrats asunder. Russia is a Bolshevistic hell as a result of this misuse of power. Washing-ton should remove its smoked glasses, lake a J ook around, and note conditions as they exist. Some day the American worm may turn. It may tire of the capitalistic plundering and the wielding of the labor lash. It may send people to Washington who will represent the great masses, and not these two small classes. Then the financier with a billion in his fist will look no better than the labor dictator with a lash in his hand. And neither will look good at all. Even in America the classes are not immune from the wrath of the masses —when desperation points the way. MAKING OVER A BOY Many fathers are prone to want their boys to grow up to be the man they want rather than the man the boy wants to be; So many young men’s careers have ' been greatly re tarded or lost entirely simply because the fathers have insisted upon pan ning that career themselves. Parents make a grave mistake in laying out plans .as to the method their boy shall make his living until the boy is old enough to indicate a choice himself. The boy is the one most affected by his choice and why shouldn’t it be as he wants it? Of course, it’s hard if you planned him for a doctor to have him turn out a civil engineer, but no one can help it. Early in life a child’s tendencies should be watched. Children very often at an early age show what their choice of vocation is going to be. As soon as this tendency become marked it should be carefully fostered. Don’t think you can change the trend of the child’s nature because it will prove a vain hope. If he wants to be an architect or an electrician better give him a good start now than wait ten or fifteen years and delay his pro gress. VALUE OF AN EDUCATION It sometimes seems that it would be wise to have in our gramir. ir grades a course on the value of an education. If it were made really practical and not merely theoretical it would do no end of good. Show the youngsters just how they are really going to profit by the much-hated grammar and “readin’, ’ritin’ ’n ’rith metic.” You know when you wove a boy how you hated to study and how useless it all seemed. Then you hated worse than all the men who used to come and make speeches and tell you all about how fortunate you were to be able to get such a fine education, how your grandfathers had to go without such wonderful ad vantages, etc., etc., ad infinitum. All the time you were envying your lucky grandfathers and wishing you could get out and play ball. If a practical course could be given on this subject which had a lot of interesting examples and incidents in it, it would be sure to gain the child’s attention since he would have to study it. If he could once get thru his cranium the real value of all those hated studies he would see them in a different light and attack them with renewed zeal. There is a great deal said and writ- ! ten about the harm that gossips cause, yet no one take it to heart because no one considers himself a gossip. When the men see or hear anything on the subject they let it slide off their backs thinking that only women are gossips. But let me tell you, brother, that some of our men can beat the women sixteen to one on that score. And, of course, no woman con siders herself a gossip. Oh yes,- she will tell you that Mrs. Brown next door is a fearful gossip, yet she will spend a whole afternoon with Mrs. Brown and discuss the martial af fairs of the Green’s which are said to be tempestuous and the fact that Sally Smith’s young man caller stay ed until fifteen minutes past twelve on Sunday night, and—but human na ture is a queer thing. The truth of the matter is, we are all inclined to be more or less gossipy but some have had more practice than others. Hereafter, when you see or hear something about a gossip don’t think it lets you out. And watch your step on that score for of all the detestable people a gossipy man and woman are the worst. And what you say only reflects on yourself. If our gossips who accuse our young people of misdemeanors, had properly con ducted themselves when they were young they would not be so ready to think of wrong doing in others. What do you know about the lady who spends $2.00 for a seat at an ex cellent concert, and then remarks halfway thru the program that she “doesn’t give a cent for that!” It may be a case of under-education or over-education, but whether it is or not, the matter is worth an opinion because the chances are that the van i ishing $2.00 may belong to you some i time, which rather spoils the joke. When the plan was started there was doubt on the part of the farmers living in light soil areas as to wheth er they would receive much benefit j from institutes. NEWS PRINT HOGS When you read tfie mammoth Sun day edition of some large city daily paper, do you ever pause to think that the size of that edition is one of the leading factors in the shortage of news print paper? It is quite so. i The publishers of many of these i big city dailies are greedy hogs. They know that it is extremely dif ; ticult for the country press to secure j sufficient print paper with which to | put out their limited weekly editions. | They know that if the country pub ! lisher can not secure the necessary paper stock he must go to the wall. Yet Sunday after Sunday they con tinue to issue editions so large that it becomes a physical impossibility to read them. Section after section is placed in the Sunday papers that contains nothing of a news element, and but little of any practical value whatever. Usually it is composed largely of sickening slush which a schoolboy would be ashamed to fath er. It is a useless waste of material which is already difficult to obtain. It reminds one of the hog that roots the bucket, over in its greedy effort to get all of the slop. Some of the city dailies have Sun- j day circulations as high as four hun- i dred thousand. One useless eight page section omitted from such an dition would furnish the news print necessary for a week’s supply for at least two hundred country newspapers. One such section omitted from the New York and Chicago Sunday papers j alone would supply over two thousand | country papers. One section omitted from these pi pers would hardly be missed. It would create no hardship whatever. The failure of two thousand country papers to make their appearance on press day would create a furore. The big- daily newspapers would have the people believe that the short age of newsprint is due to under pro duction. Asa matter of actual fact, it is due in great part to the higgish ness of the Sunday dailies. Congress may not realize it, but the thousands and thousands of country editors have their eyes glued on Wash ington. They are waiting to see what Washington is going to do about it. Congress can aid the situation very materially by placing a reasonable limit on the size of Sunday papers, varying according to population. This will not infringe upon the legi timate rights of the daily papers. It will protect the rights of the country press. Already’ some country papers have suspended publication because they could not secure the paper necessary to print, their editions. In the face of such conditions, to permit the daily news print hog to continue his present practice will inflict incalculable dam age upon the country press. Week kneed officials prattle about the situation working itself out. It will not. No hungry dog was ever know to voluntarily surrender a juicy bone. And the news print hog is even greedier than the dog. SPEAK UP You have probably noticed that in every town most of the suggestions for the town’s improvement come from about six or eight men. Most of their suggestions are good but occasionally they present a plan which isn’t feasi ble. However, these occasional fail ures do not daunt them and fortunate ly for their town they continue with their suggestions. Now why it is that we must depend on the same six or eight men for our good ideas? The reason is that these men have become accustomed to giving out their ideas rather than hoarding them. Probab ly citizens in this town have good ideas for the improvement of this com munity but they never get outside of their own brain. That is neither co-op j eration nor good citizenship. Speak up! Give the rest of us a chance at your idea. A CHRONIC WET-BLANKET Every town has two citizens which it could very well be relieved of—the Chronic Kicker and the Chronic Wet- Blanket. The Chronic Kicker has been discussed quite fully in these columns, but our other friend, the Wet-Blanket, has only recently come to our attention. He is a pest and a menace to our public welfare. No plan is proposed, no suggestion made, no campaign undertaken, but he picks out all the flaws, and all the weak points and without mixing them with any of the good points, which in most cases counter balance the weak ones, begins to throw cold water on the plan. He uses all his energy for this particular activity, and when energy is expended it will have re sults. You can’t get away from this fact. He talks to a lot of people, giv ing them his pessimistic views and they soon begin to grow skeptical. One of these wet-blanket citizens can do more to hold back the progress of a tow r n than five progressive ones. It is always easier to persuade peo ple to leave things as they are than to change them. After this be sure it’s not one of these wet blankets who is trying to tell you a plan is no good. Investigate for yourself, and above all, don’t be a wet-blanket yourself. WANTED: —Maid for general house work. Phone ISI, or call at 544, 3rd street south. tf. i * * i EGYPT'S PREMIERE WHO NAR ROWLY ESCAPED ASSAS SINATION Photo shows His Excellency Yous siof Pasha Wabba, the Premier of Egypt whose life was attempted by a band of rioters in Cairo recently. The Premier’s stand on certain public ques tions earned for him the hatred of seme of the more radical element. WHY NOT A CLEAN UP CLUB Spring will be with us again very shortly now, and the question of com munity beauty and sanitation will come to the fore. What’s the matter with having a “Clean-Up” club in this town? Why can’t we have an organization of public spirited men and women whose business it would be to encour age the cleaning up and beautifying of the town ? Such an organization would accom plish wonders in a short space of time. We haven’t a citizen who wouldn’t heartily co-operate in such a move ment; and many, once it was under way, would go to great lengths to out do others and carry off the prize. And a prize, we would suggest, should be given not for the best place, but for the one showing the greatest improvement. Sanitation is necessary to health, and we can’t have sanitation without cleanliness. And cleanliness can be produced only through the systema tic cooperation of the entire commun ity. We believe such a movement would prove popular in this town. Certain ly its benefits would be many and far reaching This paper wants only one office in such a club- —that of chief booster. TO OUR READERS Local advertising rates have gone up to 15 cents an inch for local adver tising. Subscription to $2.00 per year and locals 10 cents per line. We are obliged to come to it when ever we buy paper, its higher. These figures apply with this issue. Foreign adver ing are governed by the State League of which we are a member. CHURCH NOTES Christian Science Church Sunday Service—lo:4s A. M. Wednesday evening, Testimonial meeting 7:45 o’clock. Lesson Subject—Spirit. g - LT. FARRE FRENCH PAINTER OF AERIAL LIFE OFF TO FRANCE Photo taken on board the S. S. France, which sailed from New York for Europe to-day shows Lieut. Henri Fame of the French Army, well known painter of striking aerial subjects, who is returning to France to arrange for a permanent exhibition in the U. S. of his works.