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A LITTLE LAY SERMON ON GIVING THANKS
By ROBERTUS LOVE. I ET Ii* give thanksl Why not? Who that ha* I if • and health i* ex . empt from thi* univereal duty? Ingrat* ind**d i* h* who enjoy* th* manifold bl***inB* which all of u* «hare in common and whioh cannot be caged or cornered by Plutonian or plutocratic power», yet fail* to feel nmehow a eense of thankfulness therefor. The world belong* to every person who occupie* it. Let us give thanksl Let u* thank the *un that blossom* daily in th* *a*t, a great red rose of dawn, that warms the elsewis* icy earth, that dissipate* th* all «ngulfing dark, that r**urr*cts th* buried seed in th* aspiring life of leaf and bud, of flower and fruit. Let us give thanksl Let u* thank th* breeze, laden with ro*e scent Mid summer balm, that fan* our *ag*r face* uplifted to the aun, that mak** a siren muaic In th* leaves, that linger* to cares* th* fever wasted brow* of our loved one* and fill* th* lung* of health with the breath of vigor that make* u* bold to dare and do. Let u* give thankal Let ua thank the «himmary moon and the shiny ■tars that ahed a softened radiance upon ua after dusk, and let ua thank the mantle of night that aoftly covers ua a* with a quilt, wooing to al ienee and repos* and oonferring the sustenance of *l*ep. Let ua give thanksl Lot u* thank th* tree that aheltere ua from ax cess of rain or shine, that becomea fuel to oheer u* with it* warmth, paper whereon aro printed the poema and eongs and hiatorie* and happy thoughts, ships in which we voyage the streams and the aeas, houses wherein we dwell with those we love. Let us give thanksl Let us thank the earth and the firmament and (he Infinite Artist that painta the sun in the heavens and ths ross tint in the doeryard, the 8upreme Artificer of use and beauty, the divine purpose that is working behind the veil of our knowledge toward the ultimate perfection of all things whatsoever, nothing ignored, nothing squandered, nothing lost. Let us give thanks "That nothing walks with aimless feet, That not one life shall be destroyed Or cast aa rubbish to the void When God hath made the pile complete." THANKSGIVING MASKERS Many Children and Some Grown ups Parade In Costume. By WILTON MARKHAM. IN addition to eating turkey and incidentally being grateful for past mercies. New York bas a Thanksgiving day custom that is observed in few if any other commu nities in America. It is a masker's parade, indulged in chiefly by the chil dren, but also enjoyed and in many cases participated in by the grownups. The custom is believed to have been originated by the foreign born popula tion of the big city, who, while they bave no Thanksgiving in their own lands, make use of other holidays for carnival masquerades and seized upon 0 Thanksgiving for that purpose after coining to America. From them It spread to some extent to the native Americans and now is generally ob served throughout Greater New York. On that one day at least the children literally take possession of the streets, ride all over the street cars, even on the fenders; Impersonate Uncle Sam, George Washington and other charac ters that suit their fancy; dress in all sorts of costumes, that of the raga muffin having the preference; mask, black their faces, parade, blow horns, ride sorry horses, prance astride of broomsticks and generally enjoy them selves to the limit of their temporary liberty. New York children have something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving day, even though they have not all the rest of the year. They have no limit set on their hilarity sliorj. of the actual commission of crime. Thanksgiving thus becomes to New York what New Year's is to Philadelphia, Christmas eve is in southern cities and Hallow een is throughout the country. The human animal takes to revelry as naturally as the sparks fly upward. This is true whether the animal in question is an inhabitant of Japan. Italy or America and whether he be longed to the first century or boasts himself an up ta date product of the twentieth. Above air, however. It 1® a day of freedom for the children. They are out as gamins and are permitted to play at begging in the streets and at bouses. Horns and rattles are worked overtime. The throwing of confetti and even of flour on pedestrians Is an allowable pastime. At some of the open squares cakewalks are given by tbe children in the presence of thou sands and usually with a big cake, pre sented by a baker In the neighborhood, as a prize. Wearing masks or with their faces stained, the youngsters xoam through the streets by thousands No Doubt of It. Mrs. Turkey (proudly)—I beard the fanner say today that I was to be at their Thanksgiving dinner. Do you think they'll feed me well.' lira. Goose—Feed you well? Why. they'll simply stuff yon. UNCLE MOSES' CHOICE By A. B. LEWIS. Uncle Moses was on the steps of his cabin with a most mournful look ou his face when the colonel came along and asked what the trouble was. "Why, sah," explained the old darky, "Ah jess bin 'vited up to Lige Thompson's house on Tbanksgibin' to help him eat two five poun' chickens." "Well, that shouldn't make you feel bad." said the colonel. "No, sah, but Ah also got a invita shun to go ober to Sam Johnsing's on Tbanksgibin' to help him wid a ten poun* tuhkey. What kin a man do. sah, in sich a discalamity ?" "Which do you like best, chicken or turkey ?" "Well, sah, when Ah fink erbout a big roasted tuhkey it Jess make de shlbbers run down my back, an' when Ah fink erbout dem two chickens dat Lige's wife gwine to cook it makes de shibbers run de odder way. If I don't go to Sam's house I'll feel bad all muh life. If I don't go to Lige's den Ah'll feel de same way." "Couldn't Sam postpone his Thanks giving dinner until you had finished at Lige's?" "No, sah. He says he dun can't wait 110 longah dan 12 o'clock, an' Lige says dat dat's de time to be at his house if Ah wants any chicken." "Well," said the colonel, "it's a pret ty tough matter to decide, especially as I stopped here to tell you of another invitation to a Thanksgiving dinner. As I passed Bill Washington's shanty awhile ago he asked me to stop and tell you to come over and dine with him on Thanksgiving. He wants to know at once If you can come." "Fo' de Lawd, but what he gwine to hab fo' dinnah?" asked the excited darky. "Why, he has a couple of fat pos sums that he caught in the woods last night, and"— But old Uncle Moses was already through the gate and hurrying up the road In the direction of Bill Wash ington's house. THE DEFICIENT TURKEY By GERTRUDE M'KENZIE. MISS ELLA WHITE and Cotuin Dm. They dined with ui Thanksgiving day. He i* an awful smart young man. And Ella White—well, I must say She seemed real tickled to be able To sit next to him at the table. "Now, when the turkey's cut," said he, "1 hope the wishbone is our share." "Yes, I've a wish all made," said »he, "As good as yours is, I declare." And then she blushed, and he got red, But what the wish was neither said. r? L Now, we eat vegetarian food. Our turkey wasn't really meat. Twas made oi nuts and bread all screwed Together Irom its neck to feet. With macaroni sticks and things To imitate the legs and wings. Then ma «aid: "Isn't it a shame? 1 never put a wishbone in. You cannot try your wkhing game"— But Brother Jim began to grin. "I'll bet their withe« coincide," Said he, "to let the wnhbooe ilide." WHEN MOTHER COOKS THE THANKSGIVING TURKEY wmâ *<.<«- Th ; k • . m ^ wSSmmfc ï ;; , r : ß. ZA't: •H*. ft M .«r >• .. S - P^ FIXIN'THE STUFFIN' m mm - DOIN THE BASTIN* HUNTING THE WILD TURKEY FOR THANKSGIVING mMt IN southern Missouri, Arkansas and other southern states tbe wild turkey, feathered a beautiful brown, still is numerous despite the encroach ments of civilization upon the wildernesses. Years ago there were millions of wild turkeys migrating In great Hocks. Nowadays tbe num ber of them bas diminished, but nevertheless a good hunter wbo knows the bird and Its ways usually can bring down one for bis Thanksgiving dinner iu any locality that ever has been frequented by the wild turkey. Koasied to • brown, the meat is delicious. As a user of slang would say, the domesticated turkey has nothing on tbe wild bird. Pilgrims' Thanksgiving Menu. Potatoes were not Included in the first Thanksgiving menu, as they were considered Improper feed because they were not mentioned In tbe Bible. Eels were another favorite dish for the pilgrims. They were served roast ed, fried or boiled. "Stuff tbe eels with nutmeg and cloves," says ye olden cookbook, "stick with cloves and cook in wine; place on • chafing dish and serve up." •lust ths Thing. "Here, Mrs. Closely," said the butch er to the landlady of the boarding house, "Is Just the turkey you're look lug for." "No; I'm afraid turkeys are t«v high," she replied. "But that bird. Mrs. Closely, will keep your boarders so busy trying to get something off it that they'll be to«' tired to eat any more when It come. time for dessert" "Send It right around, pleas«." OFFICIAL DIRECTORY. Federal. Senators Jos. M. Dixon Henry L. Myers, Representative in Congress Charles N. Pray U. S. District Judge Carl Bäsch Ü. 8. District Attorney Jas. W. Freeman U. S. Marshal William Lindsay Surveyor General J. Q. Locke Collector of Customs JohnG. Belt D. 8. Land Office, Great Falls Register, £. L. Barnes Receiver, C. A. Wilson Ü. 8. Land Office, Havre Register, M. W. Hutchinson, Receiver. L, W. Pierson, State. Governor Kdwin L. Nt rris Lieutenant Governor W. B. Alien Secretary of State T. M. Swindle) arst Stete Treasurer B. E. Esee .styn State Auditor H. R. Cunnicrham Attorney General Albert J Galen Snpt. Public Instruction W. E. Harmon Theo. Brantly ...Henry C. Smith ...W. L. Hollowa) John T. Athej Railroad Commissioner B. T. Stanton Supt. Public Instruction Chief Justice Sup. Court Associate Justice.. Clerk Supreme Court E. A. .Dan Boyle Money County. Thos. M. Everett A. H. Beser H. F. Schwartz John W. Tattan Frank N. Utter George Blckle William R. Leet Chas. H. Boyle , J. Lee Sedgwick ,E. Frank Savrc Philip Buckley B. L. Power« State Senator Representative District Judge Sherlfl . Treasurer Clerk of District Court.. Clerk and Becorder County Auditor Asaessor County Attorney Supt. of Schools Coroner Public Administrator .. County Surveyor County Commissioners, 2 yrs O. G. Skylstead " " 4 yrs.... E. H. Kennedy " " 6 yrs Thos. Dowen City of Fort Benton. Mayor City Treasurer Police Magistrate City Clerk Marshal Board of Aldermen : John Ward Jere Sullivan, Jr. C. W. Morrison 8. F. Allen W. K. Harber Charles Lepley .Daisy I. Blackstone Jno. A. Sanderson W. O. Dexter A. W. Merrlfield Frank Morger F. A. Flanagan ...William Kinder .. .John F. Murphy John W. Smith RIVERSIDE CAMP 10593, Modern Woodmen of America, meets every second and fourth Thursday of each month at Odd Fellows' hall 8 o'clock. Visiting neighoors cordially invited. J. C. MYERS, V. C. J. E. Eppkrhon , Clerk. BKNTON LODGE, No. 5». I. O. O. F. ■» ' »• Meets every Wednesday veninz at Odd Fellows'' hall. Vlilting member« «re cordially invited to attend. ARNOLD WESTFALL, N. G. Frank Hadi.bv , ltec. Sec. Encampment No. 15 meets the second and fourth Monday of each month. HENRY HAGEN, C P. Geo. Ulrich , Scribe. ft BENTON LODGE NO. 26, A. F. AND M.—Regular communication« of the above named lodge are held at 7:80 p.m. ' w % ok the first and third Monday* of each mon th. Mem ber« of «1« ter Lodge« and sojourning brethren are cor dially invited to attend. J. N. CHESNUTT, W. M E. L. Crane , Bec'y. £)R. E. M. PORTER, Physician and Surgeon Office : Cor. Bond anfl Main St. Office hours, 3 to 5 p. m. £)RS. COTTOM & HURPHY, Physicians and Surgeons Office over Benton State Bank Office Hours—2 to 5 and 7 to 8 p. m. Fort Kenton. - - Honti QR. JOS. MURPHY, Veterinary Physician aiul Surgeon HAVRE, MONTANA Office and hospital wards at Swanton's livery, Long distance calls answered anywhere. JERE SULLIVAN, U. S. Commissioner and Notary Public. Lmmd Filings and Proofs. FORT BENTON, MONTANA QHAS. H. BOYLE, United States Commissioner. FORT BENTON, MONT. Lund filing« and proofs. Abstract of land filing and proofs kept. W Soldier«' Land Scrip for saleandlocated. P. E. STRANAHAN C. R. STRANAHAN CJTRANAHAN & STRANAHAN Attornoys-at-Law FORT BENTON, - MONTANA. S. ricQINLEY, Attorn ey-at-Law FORT BENTON, - - - MONTANA Office in the Cummings block. a. j. schmidt g. c. schmidt SCHHIDT & SCHHIDT Attorney s -at- Law FORT BENTON, MONTANA Office in Grand Union Hotel L V. BEAUL1EU, ATTORN EY-AT-LAW. Havre, - Montant Office in Skylstead Building LLOYD Q. SMITH, Surveyor and Civil Engineer. Prices reasonable, and good work guaranteed. Keaervolr Work a Specialty. CHINOOK, MONTANA. E. FRANK SAYRE ABSTRACTS OF TITLE Franklin St.. Opposite Court House Fort Benton, Montana Surety Abstract Co. FORT BENTON, MONT. We are prepared to make Abstracts of Title of any property in Conrad Banking COMPANY, GREAT FALLS, MONT. PAID UP CAPITAL * 850,000 W. G. CONRAD, Pres. JAMES T. STANFORD, Vice-Pree. and Manager. A. E. SCHWINGEL, Cashier. OMAR J. MALCOLM, Asst. Cashier. This bank solicits accounts, and offers to depositors absolute security, prompt and careful attention, and tbe most liberal treatment consistent with safe and profitable banking. Buys and sells foreign exchange, drawing direct on all principal American and European cities, and issues its own Letters of Credit. Interest paid on time deposits. The highest, cash price paid for approved state, county, city and school bonds and warrants. HIBAM F. SMITH. Cattle branded on 'right ribs. Borses same brand on right shoulder. Vent for cattle «id horses, same i<raud on right hip. P. O. addresc— Whltlash, Mont Note—Address is given wrong in brand book • B. T. Smith, Highwood. MILNER CATTLE CO. M. E. M ilnek , Pres. and Manager, Fort Benton, Montana. Main brands as shown in the ac companying cuts. Also own all eattle bearing i. e ■Ingle " «quarr " .brand, and all rebranded cattle Also own brund •n right hipcalittl "square 2." Bange from Bear Paw mountains ea»v ward to Fort Peck between the Milk and Missouri river«. Alsi south of the M ta •ourl river, betweea Arrow creek a^d Bel creek, Hhonkla tin/ CRANE'S School Supplies Office Supplies Post Cards Tobaccos, Candies and Novelties Subscriptions for all Magazines and Papers Post Office Store. H. D. WICKHORST BUILDER "»a CONTRACTOR Will give estimates on any kind of Building desired Franklin Street FORT BENTON FOR PAINTING FINISHING PAPER HANGING DROP A POSTAL TO S. KNOWLES FORT BENTON, MONT Fine Book and Job Printing a spe cialty at the River Press offloe.