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The Nation s Thanksgiving EDWARD EVERETT HALE 55- The people of the United States celebrate Thanksgiving day with more and more accord every year. Indeed, one might say they have more and more reason. The fathers of New Lnglaml, nem ed in between a wilderness and the sea, watched their doubtful crops m anxious memories of other years of famine. When they found that once more there was fish enough and pork enough and corn and beans and pump kins and squashes and turnips enough to carry them through the winter they met to thank God, knowing full well First of all, he remembers that he is no longer dependent on the crops of a few hundred square miles or the fishing voyage of a single summer. Thanks to the providence uf God as it has worked in history and to the work of brave men who believed they were children of God, the petty colo nies which were thus described are now one nation. Of that nation the meanest citizen, the most foolish, the weakest and the pourest, has every right and prvilego before the law winch belongs to the strongest, the rii-hist and the wisest. though he .V. itix time to speak as if such a simple busi ness as daily food came to us as a matter of course. There is, indeed, a careless habit in which Americans often speak, as if, because they are Americans, they have everything without so much as asking for it. j Fourth of July orators and street cor j ner braggarts alike talk of the natur al products of this country almost in ! the tone of the emigrants who expect ; to pick up a doubloon upon the side- ! walk, line is tempted to ask sucn A THANKSGIVING . .-. .-. OF LONG AGO cow manv hazards thev had pa through, for those days as compared with today were days of pinching pov erty. The New England historian, Dr. Palfrev, savs, with a certain dry ness, which shows probably some per sonal preferences, "Baked beans point a the time when it was desirable to make the most of the commonest veg etable bv flavorinir it with the flesh of the commonest animal." All this is haDDilv chanced. ror the world, indeed, the old peril of amine is well nieh forerotten. And why? The American of today gives thanks that famine is well nigh im possible, v...j i tt-cn' horn m t ie ur on- 01 ra.u. i braggarts why the country did not : produce such wealth 100 years ago 1 or 200 years ago. Why was Dakota then a desert? Why were the hills I of Alabama only a hiding place for a few thousand Greek Indians? Why did they not forge the iron under their j feet ? Why did not the Iroquois in western New York pick from their trees the peaches and the pears such 1 as have been growing there this au- ! tumn ? i The answer is this:. All the wealth ; of America comes to her from the j work of her men and women. The ! vietorv which vields it is their vic tory. It is the victory oi spirit con- To the widow s son nt the poorest citizen of that nation, then, there will come his daily bread in answer to his ibiilv nravor. thouirh it come from the milling of California wheat or hethe j ;iljvo in njs ijf0 am fellow work salmon caught, at the falls of the Spo- l -.i ni t.alTV out his designs "The fondest memory I cherish is of my boyhood Thanksgiving," said Chauneey M. Depew, "and, although Thanksgivings may be now just the same as they were then, they do not seem the same to me ;;ot by a long shot. "When I was a lad I lived at Peeks kll upon a farm, our country estate and the same which now belongs to me. We awoke on Thanksgiving day at early dawn and were up dancing and singing with glee. There were to be no gifts, of course, but the house was full of company, who were with i ,1 1 . 1 a. C i. i ,,uering matter. It comes in the dai-, to,rtjier witn tne presence of about a jly miracle of daily life, where chil- doen Httlu C0UsnS( made the )epow n oi uou, icu oy uuu, iauK'"- i i.nve nnf; ,r ,. , verv ear v risers and merry from the minute the sun avoKe l-:ini uitllollt U't any power of earth. If there is food in plenty m one reirion, as ny me i.m of an avalanche down a mountain, it will certainly seek consumption in an other region. And this the American bov and girl owe to the good Provi dence and to the brave men who made this country one and have kept it one. It is too'muc'u the blindness of our hindrance !rom'.u,a Slliue the earth. The Next Issue of The Bell Directory GOES TO PRESS SOON Every Bell iubscriber, .lmost without exception, is able to buy the good advertised in th! directory. Reserve your spice today. Aalt the Manager for rate. Supplements your other advertising but does not conflict with other mediums. Changes and corrections in listings should be made at once for the new-book. f It is nether sensible nor grateful to speak ot teemng granaries, of increasing trade, of new mines, of oil, of iron or of ..lis as if these things were wealth followed on Thanksgiving night, just like a Nemesis. And its program was this: When it came time for all to go to bed my mother would call us children in the pantry, and then came the little dose which was to counter act all bad effects of the overstuffing process. My dose was always castor oil. And well I remember how it was prepared. First into the cup went a great deal of molasses. Then came a spoonful of the oil. Then more molasses. This I had to drink. Since then I have spent many Thanks giving days, but I never enjoyed any as well as those except the castor oil afterward." him up" in his winter garments next to the skin, and he won't be "unsew ed" until the grass shows green in the park next sprng. However nec essary such winter garb may or may not be, in the North, the sxmi-annual change has no place in Florida. The doctors say we here in Florida should wear the same weight of undercloth ing the year through, and then heav ier garments are needed for protec tion against lower temperatures, they should be thicker outer coats and wraps. ' These are conveniently put on and off to meet the more or less sudden changes of temperature and need not be worn when coming into a warm room from the chilly out-of-doors, which naturally is impossible if the increased thickness of clothing is next the skin. There is also a danger from wear ing heavier underclothing in a south ern climate from the fact that such garments next the skin cause exces sive activity of the skin and sweat glands, stimulating them undully. Then when the individual stops the exertion or in any way becomes chill ed, the blood which has been drawn to the body surface, is driven abnor mally to the internal organs. This has a tendency to reduce to a marked degree the vitality and resistance of the individual and the body is then less able to resist the attack of the many omnipresent disease germs. In other words, such conditions favor dis ease and the "catching" of bodily sickness. Now, if heavy underclothing has no place in a Florida wardrobe, how about furs? Certainly, fur as a neck wrap, from a health viewpoint is ob jectionable in Florida, and quite as certainly it contributes nothing bu I risk to the woman who wears it in this climate, however much it may add to her satisfied feeling that with them she is striely in accord with the fashions. Isn't it pitiful, when the "styles" in the North decree furs to be derigeur, for woman's street cos tume, to see the Florida woman on a bright October day sailing down town with her fur "piece" drawn up to her ears, while the thermometer registers up among the high 80's? We've all seen it many a time, have seen it and smiled. The neck is particularly susceptible to changes of temperature, and care should be taken to protect it from these changes. In fact, some of the doctors urge that th ebest way to pro tect it is not to protect it at all, that the neck should not be wrapped, ex cepting under unusual conditions, as in riding and at times when the en tire body is clothed more heavily. But as no amount of reasoning is likely to prevail against the styles, even if they call for furs, and the consequent risking of health, it is well to call attention to recent discover ies of vaccines, which properly admin istered prohibit the catching of colds, influenza, the grip and like throat and lung diseases. They work on the same principle as vaccination against typoid, by which injection of dead cul tures of the disease germs prevents the existence of that disease in the protected individual, in fact, renders him immune. There is no guess work about it, no more than about the efficiency of smallpox vaccination, or of the anti typhoid vaccine. These diseases can be, have been, and are being prevent ed every day by the employment of these vaccines, and there is no more necessity of colds than of these dis eases. They are preventable. But after all, a sensible way to pre vent colds is to dress sensibly. And remember there is much more danger in dressing too heavily, too warmly, than in not dressing warmly enough, even in a Florida winter. State Board of Health Bulletin. My father and mother were very strict. They did not think 1 hanks giving a day for play or merriment of any sort until one had been to church and given thanks. So my iii themselves. They are only wealth , us ..nusnej up am my father also when man strikes the rock and is j ,u.ose tQ bg su).e that we did not d0 waters How. And this man must be j aug;:jnfr. We always had a good not the savage man who cares on.y j m.eakfast. for his own personal appetite. It j "-rhm came church time! And in must be man, the child of God, seek-, tQ a Kreat slcif;h we aU bundled. It ing a future better than today, deter- peemg tQ m3 nQW that we hnd snow mined to bring in a nobler age than c.n.isr ; those days, for I can re- that which be lives in. member beincr slowed away under the robes like a little animated mummy not expected to see light until un veileld at the end of the journey. There always was a very long church service, and poor mother employed all her time comforting or frowning upon us as the occasion seemed to demand. After a time church was out. Then came the dinner and the fun. For in the old time Thanks giving celebrations the whole charac ter of the day changed after church, and what had before been the strict est Sunday conduct became r.s riotous as the revelers could make it. "Oh, what a dinner we had! I think now we must have been very rich folk to afford so much. In those days no one had course dinners. And the t;ble was 'set' when the family tiled into the room, and the center of the feast was turkey nothing but turkey. "After dinner came the dessert. This always consisted of thirteen dif ferent kinds of pie. I used to eat all thirteen, and my father was proud of me for it. If anything happened so that I could not get beyond the twelfth kind of pie father rallied me upon growing weak and mother look ed anxious for my health. I can see those triangles of pie now. There was mince, of course. Then came 'pumpkin,' apple, custard, cocoanut, lemon, prune, blackberry (canned), dried peach and several others, wind ing up with cranberry. It was a great treat for us boys, who never at any other time in the year really had alf the pie we could eat. After din ner we sat down quietly m tne parior and my grandmother told us stories. We were, ourstlves, quite too full for utterance. Surely too full for play. "But the sequal to Thanksgiving day was most interesting of all. It A i CM'SK FOll THANKSGIVING i I ! I I Of course you who talk of "good old times" do not believe this. You point to the tables ot prosper- t ous farmers which "groaned" with good things. Well, the tables did groan on high feasts and holidays, but the rest of the year was of- ten lean living. This, then, gives us our first reason for thankfulness that we are well fed on common days as well as on holidays and that we do not know actual want. As for clothes, when did worn- an ever go in such fine array? I mean the average women. Your grandmother's best black silk needed manv turnings before it could be discarded, and every day she wore unbecoming prints, while you in your white blouses or your one piece frock, may be as charm- ing in morning dress as when you are more fomially attired. And comfort? Do you ever know what it is to bo cold? And did your grandmother ever miow t what it was to be really warm? The fireplace in the living room seemed to make even colder the bedrooms which were oeyona u.e radius of heat. And there was ice to break in the pitcher o mornings and the necessity for a warming pan between the shivery sheets at night. Temple Bailey in Philadelphia Press. $ "For delicious hot Biscuits use Juba Self Rising Flour at all Grocers." A GLAD THANKSGIVING. Wisely and well in earlier times This happy day was chosen That, though the earth grow stiff and bare, Our hearts might not be frozen; That fall by fall and year by year Kind words know no declining; The wilder storm, the warmer cheer Where light of love is shining. Oh, let us hold unruffled still The pure peace of believing; The clear, rich anthem of our praise Be free from notes of griev- ing! In swTect, serene and thankful hearts Lies all the joy of living. Lift pure and strong your choral song And make a glad Thanksgiving. "Use Juba Self Rising Flour for delicious hot Biscuits at all Gro cers." 9-15-tf. Nervous Women. When the nervousness is caused by constipation, as is often the case, you will get quick relief by taking Cham berlain's Tablets. These tablets also improve the digestion. Obtainable everywhere. 4 i CLOTHES AND UNDER- CLOTHES. ou would be distre.isel if your doctor told you that you didn't know how t dress but the chances are that lie would be confining himself strictly to tho tvvth if ho r.aid it. Most women and some men do not garb themselves an they should, and that means, as they should for health conservation of course, it has no ref erence to imitating Vogue's fasion or following tho modiste's latest dreams. In northern climates the coming of cold weather means that Ma gets out Pa's red flannels and Ike's mother, down on the lower East Side, "sews Made a Cale. v man is u salesman. all That right." "What did he do?" "He had a lady in tow just now who looked at refrigerators, desks, porta ble bungalows, bathing suits, porch furniture, imported rugs, tireless cook ers and grand pianos. Nothing suited Uer Some fellows would have let her get away." "And lie?" "lie sold her a spool of thread." Louisville Courier-Journal. HIS FRIEND HURT; HEJELPED HIM Injured Man Laughed When Simple Treatment -Was Suggested, But He Thanked His Com rade Later. Once upon a time word came to Henry A. Voehl, of Plainfleld, N. J., that a closer friend had been injured, and full of anxiety he visited the af flicted man, who was suffering from a sprained ankle. "It was so bad that the leer had turned black," said Mr, Voehl in relat ing the story. "1 told him I would have him out in a week and he laugh ed at me. But I took him a bottle of Sloan's Liniment, that night he put some on and noticed the ankle felt better. I told him to use it every day, and in three days his ankle was practically well. In four days he was working. He gladly admits that Sloan's Liniment "put him on his feet." Sloan's Liniment can be obtained at all drug stores, 25c, 50c, and $1.00.