The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, November 27, 1913, Image 6

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_Hawd, we thank thee.
~ry’s shelter;
Thanksgiving? Why should | be thankful? I’ve
no millions piled away;
People do not gladly cheer me; | have little
time to play;
Others go to view the wonders to be found
* across the sea;
But | toil through all the seasons—there is lit
tle rest for me.
‘All that
“Wing, therefore, should | be thankful?
«¥%m indebted for permission to keep striving onward still.
tle rest for me;
“Wex how weak is he that sadly sits complain-
ing at his fate;
“® have thanks to render gladly for a vigor that
is great.
Wky should | be thankful, brother?
have to strive and sweat,
‘ Earning doubly, yea and trebly, all the bless-
ings that | get?
2 Bave marched ahead unaided,
strength has oft been tried,
& have kept my soul unsullied, I’m entitled still
to pride;
© @ am thankful for my courage, thankful for an
iron will,
dnd the buoyant
ures could not kill.
. Wopular Error Holds That President
Lincoln Issued First Thanks-
giving Proclamation.
There is some discussion as to the
@rigin of the present national custom
of ebserving Thanksgiving day. It
was held by a large number of people,
mrtil recently, that the custom was |
first established by President Lincoln |
@wring the Civil war. Examination of |
the records showed that this was a
mistake. A number of the presidents
who preceded Mr. Lincoln issued
“Meanksgiving proclamations, the prac-
had been desultory, however, and there’
Bd heen non regular repetition of the
proclamar ca until after it had been is-
sued by Mr. Lincoln.
The custom of observing a day of
thanksgiving and prayer is as old as
ihe civilization of the country. It was
#maugurated in New England very
shwrily after the arrival of the first
English immigrants, and it gradually
who lie in wait,
Overcharging me in order that their profits
may be great.
Why should | be thankful,
have I've had to get
Through the hardest kind of digging; | have
paid with honest sweat;
A lave pushed ahead unaided, Fate and Fortune I’ve defied;
“we refused to let them crush me, though they've often grimly tried.
I am truly thankful, though 1 still must work away,
“Whough there are no crowds to cheer me, though I've little time to play;
- ©ther men may look for pleasure, from the cares of duty free,
~#thers know the joys of leisure, but there's lit-
though my
hope a thousand bitter fail-
thankfulness because matters might
Became the day of all others in the
wear, for surpassing Christmas in the
emthusiasm and universality of its ob- |
servance. In the southern states, prior |
#8 the Civil war, it was quite general, |
though there was no common day of
eelebration. The governors of the
states issued their proclamations with-
«wat reference to the dates set by “the
gwvernors of other states, and it not
fsfrequently happened that the cele-
Imation would occur in Maryland on a
ay different from that which was ob-
sexved in the neighboring states. There
were commonwealths, prior to the
Civil war, where no proclamation was
fmued, and there was no observance
The proclamation of Mr. Lincoln
smemed to electrify the country and to
ezment the states in their observance
eff Thanksgiving, though there "were
esmmonwealths which for some years
afterward selected a different date.
This gradually ceased, until now the
e=lebration has become a thoroughly |
smational and universal event. For a |
wmbile it eclipsed the Fourth of July, |
and in New England today it far sur-
passes Christmas in interest. With
fhe disappearance of sectionalism,
Bmwever, the Fourth of July has as-|
samed its normal place in American |
Bolidays, and is not likely again,
through any combination of circum-
stances, to lose it.
4 Thanksgiving Prayer. |
For days of health, for nights ot|
gmiet sleep; for seasons of bounty and |
#eauty, for all earth’s contributions to
«nr need through this past year, good |
For our coun- |
for our homes; for the |
Juv of faces, and the joy of hearts that |
dave; for the power of great examples;
for holy ones who lead us in the ways |
@f life and love; for our powers of
growth; for longings to be better and |
@ more; for fdeals that ever rise
#bove the real, good Lord, we humbly
thank thee! For the blessedness of
service and the power to fit ourselves
#2 others’ needs; for our necessities to
for all that brings us nearer
#2 each other, nearer to ourselves,
gear to thee, we thank thee, O our Fa.
| tribute too much to the divine power,
| than the new one, makes—if it is cor-
I can earn is quickly claimed by those
brother? What |
To my strength and to my will
I that
Some Appropriate Thoughts.
The general idea is that when we
have an abundance of material good
we should be thankful. Of course, the
converse is equally true. And as this
is a matter of interpretation for each
individual, and as he sees many of
his fellows who have prospered better
than he, it disinclines him to give
thanks. Another theory is that al-
though we. have meager possessions
others have less, therefore we should
be thankful. This is a mighty mean
way to do. It's one way of crowing
over your unfortunate neighbor, and is
the quintessence of littleness. Anoth-
er way is to thank God that your neigh-
bors are no better off than yourself.
This was the case of the old lady when
the frost caught her garden truck.
Still another is to take advantage of
your neighbor and then return thanks
that you are self-made and successful.
And yet another way is to do your
neighbor ere he does you and then
give thanks, as David Harum would
say. And there are those who profess
be worse. And that brings up the
query whether matters ever are so bad
but that they ‘niight not be worse. If
not, then one might find an endless
chain of thanksgiving if one could
really be thankful to & being who
would so dispose or order events as to
produce so much misery. All these
notions or conceits are more or less
For Which We Owe Thanks.
That we have much to be thankful
for no one doubts or denies. It is not
necessary to rehearse details. We
know that we are a happy and favored
people. We are rich, prosperous and
free. Our problems, great as they are,
are as nothing compared with those
that are distressing the nations of the
old world. But the things which we
regard as blessings, and for which we
are supposed to give thanks, are bless-
ings only as we use them right, and
only in so far as we humbly acknowl
edge that they are the gifts of God.
The danger is, not that we shall at-
but that we shall take too much credit
to ourselves. This has always been
true. Far back in Old Testament times
the people were warned against think=
ing that they themselves had got the
wealth which they enjoyed, and were
told that it was God who had given
them the power to get wealth. The
old religipus idea, therefore, rather
rectly understood—for national and
individual humility,
Blessings Enumerated.
As a nation we individual citizens
of the United States have reason
above all other peoples for the giving
of thanks. Where others have within
the year been menaced by war, by do-
| mestic disorder, by revolution within
or enemy without, Americans have
been at peace at home and enjoying
peaceful relations with all the world.
Our government has been honered
with the leadership in a movement for
the limitation and eventual ending @f
war. The broad principles of demo-
cratic government upon which our re-
public rests have been an inspiration
to less favo Ss even in the
most backward arters of the earth.
Let be thankful for the coal that’s in
If it ‘spaid o let's be thankful that it is;
If it isn", let’s be glad the other fellow
Must consider that the sisk is wholly his.
Le be thankful for the jobs at which
we labor;
not exactly what
We -y wil be’ Detter fixed than some
Whe h iy just en bounced or called
upon to strike. ‘
[cts be thankful if our relatives are
To share the joy we have; but if
they're not
The case will then, of course, be still
more pleasant, :
So either way we'll have a happy lot.
[et be thankful if the grim old money
Doesn't serve to keep our turkey off
: the plate—
In case it does, we won t have niSnsion
When the rich man’s taking pills and
blaming Fate.
— S. E. Kiser
Thanksgiving day is the day when
every one says he is thankful, and
wants to eat turkey to prove it. If you
haven’t anything else to be thankful
for, you can be thankful you are not a
Thanksgiving day was first observed
by the Pilgrims, who were thankful
that they had five grains of corn
apiece. In these extravagant times a
man wouldn't be thankful if he had ten
grains of corn—which shows conclu-
sively that we are prosperous. The
trusts are doing a noble work in rem-
edying this evil condition,
People have various unreasonable
reasons for being thankful on Thanks-
giving day. Some men are thankful
they took a wife, and some are thank-
ful they didn’t take two. Bachelor
maids are thankful they are not “hor-
rid bachelors,” 4nd a married woman
is always thankful that her husband
has a good wife. It is easy to be
thankful if you go about it right.
But the thing people are most thank-
ful for is their money—even though
they came by it honestly. The more a
man has, the more thankful he is that
it isn’t less, and the less a man has
the less likely he is to be thankful
because it isn’t more. Be thankful,
therefore, that you haven’t too much
to be thankful for. Turkey tastes all
the better for coming but once a year.
Time to Banish Depression.
You, perhaps, have had trials of the
severest kind, rebuffs, bitter disap-
pointments, trouble that has clouded
life’s sky, but there is a compensation
in your life. The fine balance that na-
ture shows in her great scheme does
not stop with the natural world. It is
continued on through evolutionary
lines and finds compelling, convincing
expression in our lives!
Trouble is sometimes another name
for a character builder; disappoint-
ment frequently acts as a fine balance
wheel. The story can be carried on in
all directions cf experience,
For Children There is Noth-
ing Better.
A cough medicine for children
must help their coughs and colds
without bad effécts on their little
stomachs and bowels. Foley’s Honey
and Tar exactly fills this need. No
opiates no sour stomach, no eonsti-
pation follows its use Stuffy colds
wheezy breathing, coughs ind croup
are quickly helped.
Sold by all Dealers Hyerywhere.
Cream Tea Biscuits.
Sift one quart of flour, with two
teaspoonfuls ef baking powder and
one teaspoonful of salt. Mix to a
soft dough with sweet cream; roll
thin, cut into tiny biscuits and bake
in a quick oven.
A Maker of Health.
A good honest medicine like Foley
Kidney Pills gives health to many
families. Mrs. O. Palmer, 625 Wil-
low St. Green Bay, Wis., was seri-
ously ill with kicney and bladder
trouble. Mr. Palmer writes: ‘My
wife is rapidly recovering her health
and strength due solely to the use of
Foley Kidney Pills.
Sold by all Dealers Everywhere.
reese eer
Lie Is a Compliment.
I have an abiding faith that g false-
hood never hurts anyone but him who
propagates it. It is also my convic-
tion that no man can pay a much
greater homage to another than to
deliberately misrepresent him. - It is
a cowardly confession of weakness
and of inferfority.——John Bigelow, in
“Retrospections of an Active Life.”
Children Cry
Scale Paaasites and Spraying.
Prof. H. A. Surface, State Zoolo-
gist, Harrisburg, has received a very
heavy correspondence concerning the
parasites of the San Jose scale, which
he has proven have been remarkably
efficient in the vicinity of Harrisburg
and elsewhere in Pennsylvania. He
has taken opportunity at all times to
warn persons not to depend upon the
parasites if the San Jose scale is pre
sent and alive on their property.
There is a possibility that the parasites
may develop and clean up the scale,
and it is hoped that this will result
from many of the shipments that have
been made into regions where they
have not been so efficient, yet the uni-
versal recommendation of Prof. Sur-
face has been to spray with the boiled
lime-sulfur solution at any time dur-
ing the dormant season, when the |-
San Jose scale is present, as shown by
the following copy of a letter written
by him to a Lancaster county cor-
‘“We do not send out mature winged
parasitic insects for the purpose of in-
troducing them into the orchards.
We send cuttings of branches of trees
infested with San Jose scale insects
and contdining the immature stages
of the parasites with the expectation
that these will develop and attack
other San Jose scale insects in your
neighborhood. These cuttings can be
placed in trees where there are living
San Jose scale.
‘I note with peculiar interest that
you say ‘the scales here appear to
have been completely destroyed.’ The
parasites that I send you would cer
tainly not be the creatures that de-
soroy it, and if there is mo living San
Jose. scale there for the parasites to
feed on it is useless for me to send
you any. If you wish to obtain spe-
cime.s vi the parasites, the best thing
is for you to get some branches con-
taining tLe scale and put them into a
bottle, a1 u sop the bottle loosely with
cotton, =1d wrap all but the top of
the botiic with dark paper, so that
when the purasites come from scales
on the uwigs in the bottle they will
work up .0 ue neck where there is
light, au. iu attempting to erowd out
past the cotion they become entangled
and you will see them as small dark
specks. lu takes a microscope to
show that Lhey are winged insects.
They lock more like little specks
of dust.
“If you will send me some cuttings
of twigs infested with San Jose scale
from your region, I shall be glad to
examine: them and let you know if
the scale is a:ive,or whether the para-
sites are present or whether there are
other evidences chat any other agency
has contributed to the destruction of
the scale. Please let me know if they
were sprayed, when and with what
material. Plecaseremember that these
parasites are so small that you can
barely see them with a good, keen eye
and you can not recognize them as
winged insects excepting with a mi-
croscope or lens. We have reared
several thousand of them representing
several different species.
‘“While they have undoubtedly clean
ed up the San Jose scale in this viei-
nity, where I have observed them
during the past four years, notwith-
standing the statements made by var-
ious self appointed critics, yet I must
assure you that I do not think it would
be best for anyone to depend upon
the para-ites to clean up the San
Jose scale on his trees, unless he
knows that the parasites are present
in numbers, orthat the scale is not
present in such numbers as to cause
the death of the trees before the end
of the next season. 1t is certain that
the San Jose scale is not a pest to be
neglected. The different species of
parasites which we have bred are not
such as will prove injurious by destroy-
ing beneficial insects, and there is no
question of the beneficial work which
they have done over a great portion
of this state, yet where the scale is
alive and abundant it should certain-
ly be sprayed with the- boiled lime-
sulfur solutién. If any person has
any question concerning its presence
on their twigs, or concerning the
presence of the parasites, the best
thing possible to do is to send us by
mail cuttings from their trees con-
taining the scale insects. .
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More Bottles Sold EachYear.
It is easy to understand why an
increasing number of bottles of Fo-
ley’s Honey and Tar Compound is
sold yearly. Thos. Verran, 286 Ed-
ward street, Houghton, Mich., gives
an excellent reason when he writes:
‘‘Foley’s Honey and Tar Compound
has always proves an effective rem-
edy, quickly relieving, tickling in
the throat and stopping the cough
with no after effects.
Sold by all Dealers Everywhere.
For Infants and Children,
The Kind You Have Aware Bought
v * .
Signature of
For Infants and Children.
Bedi The Kind You Have
Vegetal reparations
similating reFood
| Promotes Digestion
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1 A etfs Romed for Conisfips
| | rion, Sour Stomych.Diarrivea
‘| Worrs Convulsions Feverish
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Thirty Years
COLLINY DRUG S (ORE, Meyers dale, Pa.
~ ms AAAS AS Sr
Jones’ Break-Up
For over 20 years has Cured
Sciatica, Lumbago and Gout
if you have Rheumatism [any for: et Join
Break-Up, It will cure im (a it Jorml, : a
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Another Big Price Feduction !
Buy National Mazda lamps for
prices arc lowest. Replace wasteful
pense—B: FORt OU #ayY YOUR
1I0watt .... .... 35¢ each
Ibwabt . .... 35¢ each
20 watt . 3bc each
25 watb............ 35¢ each
Use them as you need them.
Telephone orders filled.
Mazda lamps and get three times as much light without additional ex-
Put a National Mazda Lamp in Every Socket.
Buy them in the Blue Convenience Carton—keep a stock on band.
every socket in the house now while
carbon lamps with efficient National
0 watt .......... 35¢ each
Bhwath .. ........ 45¢ each
100 watt... ... -... 80c each
Look to True Accomplishment.
An idle mind is possible with busy
hands; so often this is forgotten. We
may do many things and accomplish
little, simply because the activity is
skin deep, outward, superficial. We
want rest for our attainments to sink
in, to gather our harvest, understand
and sift it. We may see too much
to see anything clearly, bear too
much to really listen; with much
hastening we do not always arrive.
Lb ———— ns rn,
Would Make Them Better if
They Could.
The makers of Foley Kidney Pills
know that they have absolutely the
best combination of curative and
healing medicines for kidney and
bladder ailments and urinary irreg-
‘| ularities that it 'is possible to pro-
duce. That is why Foley Kidney
Pills are the best medicine for the
purpose you can buy.
Sold by all Dealers Everywhere.
a-Ufflce in ook % Beerits’ eon, up stal
Deeds, Mortages, Agreements and 21 =k
Papers promptly executed Vv. -6m
istillers of Pure Rye, Wheat, Mal
and Gin, Distilling up-to-date
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