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WORLD'S jlflCRESSET rB "Ponder the Path of thy feet and let all thy ways be established' Prov 4-23 VOL. XIII. . TUB ORESSHT. v MOUNTAIN Ci ROVE MO, ' R.F.JD. No. 3. Caudle Grove. REV, L. S. GARRETT, Editor PUBLISHERS , N. G. Garrett & M. M. Brwera, Published ' Every Thursday - AT THE CAUDLE GROVE. AND Entered as Second Class matter Sept. 1st. 1015. at the Post Office at Mountain Oroye Missouri, under the Act of Mar. Srd.I879. SUBSCRIPTION. One Year.. $1,00 Six Months 50 cents Three Months 25 " Invariable in Advance. "WASHINGTON NEWS. Washington D. C. Feb, 28th. 1916:. The tension between the president and Congress over the submarine situation with Ger many has lessened. At the same time it is apparent tnat the party difference have not been entirely smoothed over. The Capital generally belives that President Wilson will find a way out of the apparent empasse in the German controversy. The present great national anxiety springs from differences of opinion concerning the defini tion of tide word unarmed, Arguments are beard in all quarters concerning the nuUiti cation cf definitions injunctions and tfrobibitious of international law, oy development of aerie! and submarine warships. Word comes to Washington that Germany counts upon the American Cobgress forcing a backdown from " Pres. Wiibtin in the controversy over armed merchantmen, The United states will probably discuss with Germany the extent to which met chant ships may arm for defense but it will not discuss the riahr, nf unoh vnabdu i An -e - v.-ji,iu wv uc fehsive, armament. This infor mation derived from high official (source terve iq clarify the ap parent paradox in the position taken by the President In bis letter to Senator Stone' that be would not discuss with Germany the principle of the fundamental right of Americans to travel on vessels armed for defense. A wave of protest against the Borland ' rider" requiring an 8- MOUNTAIN GROVE R. F.J), No. 3. hour day in the government de partments, has swept over the entire Capital. The American Federation of Labor has taken up the fight against it. And sent strong protests to Speaker Clark and the chairman of the appropiiations committee, Con gressman PoTland in- answer to the criticism declared, there was no intention to increase hours of labor of government emproves beyound the recognized and proper standard of private employment. ; .Secretary Lansing has asked Congress to appropriate for twelve more secretaries oi lega tions abroad, because of the work assumed by the United States in caring for the diplomat ic interests of warring nations. J- 8. Shea of Indiana, , is understood to bo the probable choree of President Wilson for Ambassador to Chile to succeed H. P. Fletcher who has been confirmed as Ambassador to Mexico, by a vote of 49 to 16. Charges continue to pile up against Louis R. Brandeis. nominated for Supreme Court Justice, before the Senate investigating committee. Among them are alleged secret employ ment by Collier's Weekly, while ostencibly acting for LR. Glavis in the Ballinger Pinchot inves tigation in 1909 and the connec tion of Mr.- Brandeis firm with the attempt of K; II. llarriman to secure control of the Illinois Central in 1907,. An embargo against freight destined by rail or water for Now York distributing points has been caused by congestion in f i eight yatds around Now York. There is not enough vessels available to carry aboard all the freight nent into New York, - ' Attorneys general of fiftec States have lid with the Dreme Court of the United 0. . . . xm in limy a snort seD States a joint argument in sup-, aralk),. (lf , ' 1 port of the constitutionality of the West Virginia liquor law prohibiting the receipt and pos session of intoxicating liquors for personal use. The case also involves the federal Webb Ken- ,. , ..... , yon liquor aw prohibiting the1 oM.tu.cu. auu uMuu. o iuvu; States in violation of local laws Mrs. Robert Lansing wife of the Secretary of State, is taking epiominen part in theinance 1 campaign of the Young Women s rit,.. A . . 7 . -, ChristianAssociation, by tender- iug a reception at her homo to'.f nvj !ifo ucauijr the most prominent women in Washington. ' Justice J. C, McReynolds. the , . , . . bachelor member of- the Sn- nreme Court. enterUined at dinner in compliment of Chief Justice and Mrs. White ; Mrs. John W. Davis, wife of the So licitor General, filled the role of bOitless for Justice McRey nold. . : CAUDLE GROVE Wright Co. MO. Realities Of life, "Life is rea),v life "is earnest, And the crayf is not the goal: "Dust thou ar'tf to du.-t feturnest' Was not sprta-n of the soul." Those words of Longfellow! How true thev Hn(?! r.ifo i real? Yes life is real so very real But is it the- sad things of of this life which are res,)? Or again. Is it the jo.vs of this7 life wbicb are mo-st real? What part of life is it that is truly real? When the mother sees her babe laid to. rest in the cold ground and the god thrown a bove that little lifeless form, do you suppose that mother would call that any thing less than rual sorrow? r Bat Dear bereaved Mother, is it truly a sorrow after all? To be sure, your arms are left empty Silence now reigns where once was babish prattle, and laughter, ' the little cradle and high chair are empty, But is that little babe worseloff for that? No. No Dear Mother, that little babe was nure and innn- cent, he was prepared to tro. and Oh! the snares, the temptation, tire sorrow, the sickness, the suffering and heart aches which he has escaped! Mother would you brine him back here, to ibis sinful world? No, I dont believe vou would! Nil Mother, if you belie vein God and the salvation of His Son Jesus, this should not be a real ci r hat sorrow. What then arc the real sor rows of lite, if it isn't the death of our loved ont's? Why, Dl'iu' Fathers and Moth ers, Sisters and Brothers, this death, of which wo are sptaking, is only tbc first death, the sever-! ingof soui-aud body. And the only death which the pure and iinuocent need to fear, It is only , tne Kat , h 'J, Su-Iwhy ; Th j,j i, . t, ;., . , Iedrand , ... i.v uuca, Dut Oh! The-'Subline Beauty of meeting in a land where nosor-l rows ever come. The real sorrows of life lie j uuu hi unuwrmi inings, out in J Spiritual.. Mankind, both malei u mttuiuna, ootn ma e and fenmIe, came nnnconi nf Kin 1T....j j before 'Hod and man. and es long! as he or she stays such, the! " w IIUUIIUvUIUC J I hardships of this life only serve "u no i wins inn uniy serve to pMWi, . d pup, D( kU.,..j n.i... .. "inner, mm i ne per- fccfc(.tin,,firshfinrfin o . it ia,,mi ,h i, , this wor,d m Rl,owed A .i,i "&- uvu niveu consci eiCe of UMf lhftt theM ,4 for real true sorrow. When W6 see: a' diar one of ours going down Jo ruin, heing led of the evil one into all kinds of sin and vice, then we have real cause for ; grief-. For should thev die. h.ia I in their sins; there is a second THURSDAY MAR, 2nd." death mere terriable than the firsthand more lasting, awaiting themi There are other things in life which are not real sorrows, but are rightly named trials. But when we have trials' let'.us turn to Peter's words in 1st. Peter 12 -12- "Beloved,, think it not strange' concerning the tio.ry trials which are to try you, as tbo some strange thing happen ed unto you; but rejoice, in as much.fls ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings i that when His glory shall be revealed, ye may he glad also with exceeding joy." , But why dwell so long on the sorrows of life? God has not only given us many blessed promises and words of encour agement in His Holy Book: but He has also given us a sermon in every phaue of nature, Evry leaf and blossom, every blade of grass, every glint of sunshine, sends forth a message of Divine love and mercy and speaks of the loving kindness of our God. Everj one of you have seen days when there were big scuds of c'ouds passing swiftly or slowly as the case may be, a cross the blua sky. If you no tioed the land-scape, you seen that where you stood was dark ened by clouds while just across yonder, on the hillside or mead ow the sun was shining brightly. But did it stay that way? No. If you looked again, you seen the shade whioh enveloped you, roll back and give place to the sum which a moment ago was shining so brightly on that other hill or meadow. While that said hill or meadow is enveloped in shade oy the next drifting cloud. So it is in life. The clouds in the sky of life are constantly drift ing by, 'eaving shade and sun shine in their path. But God is just. And no matter what the pessimest any tell you each home has its portion of shade and sunshine, Sometimes a cloud drops some rain as it passes over our homes, but sorrow in our hearts is like raindrops on the parched fields. It only serves to freshen and revive. Also If we will look we are sometimes rewarded by seeing a tiny rift in our cloud where the- sun may peep thru. So instead of repining let us look for the "rift in the clouds,'' for, "There's a rift in the cloud, There's a light breaking thru, Catch a glimpse, weary eyes, Of the fair peaceful blue. Tho' the raindrops may falF, There is sunshine for all, As imaiorla! and sure, As God's infinite Love. " k Reader, 1910. , NO.'-iQ. Hoine Circle MOTHEP.S. It was a Boston child, t course, who said when soca-. body asked her what she consid ered mothers good for. ., "Why. vou see, God coulden'b-be everywhere, and so he just had to make mothers." Eutit takes grace to be a good motaer now doesn't .it? She naust be wise and patient and good natured aad serene and always ready to domfo'rt and help without losing hor self control. Prof. Swing once said he knew many mothers whose children where well washed, well scolded, well dressed, aod well whipped, but few whose children were inspired and it certainly taites grace to leed such a life before the children that they shall be inspired. If you have good, healthy children, full of animal spirits and rollicking with fun and life be thankful for it even if they de . make more noise some times tban it seems possible to bear; for a weak and nervous child is tenfold more of a problem. There are two general types of nervous children: jThe active child always on the go, inquis itive, and acquisitive, but deli cate as the mimosa leaf shrink ing back into itself at the first repuise or narsh word and the pale q uiet affective child, thought ful, responsive, reserved. The child of the first type may be the embryo philanthropist or leader of criminals, inventor or social iconoclast,-as bis training tends, while the child of the sec ond type develops into the philosopher, the poet, the manor letters, or the misanthrope, the recluse, the anarchist, as the case may be. One of the great esc mistake in training a nervous child is to think that strength can come thru opposi tion. Such a child should be guided, not driven: If afraid of the dark, it should not be forced to sleep in an unlighted room. Timidity fhould not be ridiculed, but patiently explained and argued away. Few ptople realize how impor tant it is to have sunshine in the house. We must have fresh air they say and ihVow open the' doors. But tho sWs rays must be kept out. It W fade the carpet. So they ktp the shut ters shut and the cii ains down. What tnufct be the ' mdUion of a room which is kepfyOark? But it is just as true of artt.ndividual that sunshine is just at wessary to keep us in a healiLful state aod capable of scattering smiles as it is for a house to have both heat and light, in order to make it healthful. Sunlight is a substance; so is the sunlight of the sou). We need not manufacture either. What the natural sun is to the earth, the Lor is to the soul. We need to open the shutters by putting away ever selfish and worldly thought: we need to tell up the curtains that separate us from the neighbor's welfare.