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I'm thankful for a lot of things,
I'm thankful I'm alive,
I'm thankful that I'm six years old,
Instead of only five.
I'm thankful for my tops and toys
And for my Kitty Gray.
I'm thankful for the big outdoors
Where I can run and play.
I'm thankful for the things that grow,
The apples aren't they good?
The corn where we played hide-and-seek
As in a little wood.
I'm thankful for the pumpkins round,
Just like a golden ball,
And Jack-o'-lanterns, big and queer
They don't scare me at all
I'm thankful for Thanksgiving day,
For pies all in a row;
Tm thankful Grandma made them
She knows I like them so.
I'm thankful for the turkey, too
How brown it is, and nicel
And I'd be very thankful, please,
For only one more slice.
Elizabeth H. Thomas, in Youth's
DAY'S NEW MEANING
This Year National Rejoicing Is
Alloyed With Thought of
TO a very great number of us,
especially the fathers and
mothers and wives of the Unit
ed States, Thursday will be one of the
most realistic Thanksgivings we have
ver spent. At last, after mnny years
In which tills national holiday was
nothing more than that merely, In
tact, an occasion for feasting and gath
ering nnd ploasure-seeklng this dis
tinctly American day Is to mean some
thing very real and Intimate to us all.
Just what message nnd benefit it
brings to us will depend largely, If not
wholly, upon ourselves. And the char
acter of our appreciation of the bless
ings that have come to us will measure
- the depth of our patriotism and love
We are not of those who believe the
whole sacrifice belongs to the man who
has goue away to right As much In
lome cases even more bravery and
courage and devotion to duty and to
country have been necessary on the
part of those who remained behind.
And we are certain that those who
itop at home will, on this coming
Thanksgiving, realize more completely
than they have heretofore that the call
Pate has made upon American man
hood and womanhood Is Indeed an op
portunity for service, not merely a
disagreeable duty to be shirked If pos
llble. For only If the men In the
ranks, and equally the men and wom
en at home who support end encour
age thorn, enter this war In such a
spirit of glad, eager sacrifice will It
ever bring us more than disappoint
ment and regret and terrible loss.
So let Thursday be a day of glad
ness, not of sorrow. Let your tears,
If tears there be as you kit beside the
empty chairs, be evidences that your
heart rejoices In the realization that
your Bon or husband or brother or
friend was brave enough and willing
enough, yes, eager enough, to risk all
that solllsh men hold dear and desir
able that his country might win honor
and security through his blood.
To the board thay brought the turkey,
With Its stuffinn roundly puffedi
Boon thay took away our Earlla
It wu Suite wbe wu stuffed.
PRESIDENT TO VISIT FRANCE1
Will Attend Peace Conference to Aid
In Final Settlement of War.
Washington, D. C Democratic sen
ators who conferred with President
Wilson Wednesday for two hours left
the White House with the Impression
that the president now plans to remain
In France Indefinitely, or at least until
the major portion of the work of the
peace conference has been completed.
The president was understood to be
especially Interested In the application
In the framing of the treaty, of the
principle of the freedom of the seas,
which he enunciated In his 14 terms,
and on which the allies, in agreeing
to dbicuss peace with Germany, have
reserved the right of freedom of ac
tion at the peace conference.
The plan for a league of nations
was another subject to which the pres
ident was said to have given much
study. He was understood to regard
this essential for the maintenance of
the peace of the world.
During his absence from the United
States the president plans to continue
to exercise all the functions of his
office. He will keep In communica
tion with Washington by wireless
whllo at sea, and by cable, and If
necessary by dispatch boats while he
While In France the president was
said to plan transaction of any neces
sary executive business in the Ameri
can embassy. Technically he then
would be on American soli. Should
he vlnit London or any of the other
allied capitals the embassies there
would be his executive headquarters.
Hesldes discussing his plans for his
trip abroad, the president was under
stood to have taken up with the sen
ators problems of reconstruction and
necessary legislation. It was said that
he opposes creation- of a reconstruc
tion commission, either executive or
congressional, preferring that the
work be done by existing agencies,
such as the war industries board, the
food administration and the war trade
WILHELM QUITS TO
END WOE, HE SAYS
Paris. In order to end the dis
cussion as to whether William Ho
henzollern has really abdicated as
German emperor it is understood the
German government Intends to publish
his decree of abdication. This con
sists of an attempt to Justify the war
on the ground of Germany's Isolation.
The abdication decree, according to
the correspondent at Zurich of L'ln-
formation, concludes with these
"To avoid difficulties and to put an
end to the mourning and Buffering of
my people I renounce the throne and
leave my faithful subjects free to
choose a government which seems to
them most compatible with honor and
to their Interest."
Washington to Adopt New Land Law
Seattle. By adoption of concrete
plans Saturday by the executive com
mittee of the Washington State Land
Development association, Washington,
It is said, will become the first state
In the Union, If the plans are approved
by the coming legislature, to start
community land settlement on a co
The association's plans, which are
designed to prepare for cultivation and
open to settlement at least 5,500,000
acres of land, provide for selling the
lands on easy terms to bona fide set
tlers, all of whom must be American
Included in the legislation to be
asked will be creation of a land settle
ment board with power to make a
survey of agricultural needs and to
plan projects In logged-off, arid, swamp
and overflow lands, together with a
revolving fund of $1,000,000 for this
Peru Blames Enemies.
Washington. Samuel E. Plza, sec
retary In charge of the Costa Rican
Agency here, said in a statement Wed
nesday that enemies of the existing
government were responsible for In
cidents at San Jose which gave rise to
reports that hostility had been shown
toward Americans during the celebra
tlon of the signing of the armistice,
According to Mr. Plza, a group of
enemies of the Tiribco Government,
which never has been recoguized by
the United States, made the celebra
tlon the occasion for an anti-govern
Holland Favors Germans.
Paris. It appears to be a fact, says
the Temps, that German troops re
turning to Germany from Belgium
crossed the Dutch Province of Limburg
and that they passed the frontier with
the sanction of the Holland authorities,
This free passage of Dutch territory
granted to one of the belligerents, the
newspapers contends, constitutes
precedent of which the other belllger-
ent powers would be Justified In tak
By An American
Soldier Who Went
CHAPTER XXVI Continued.
The presence of the R. A. M. C. men
did not seem to disturb the raiders, be
cause many a Joke made in an under
tone, wag passed , along the winding
column, as to who would be first to
take a ride on one of the stretchers.
This was generally followed by a wish
that, If you were to be the one, the
wound would be a "cushy Blighty
The stretcher bearers, no doubt,
hoping thaf, if they did have to carry
anyone to the rear, he would be sraull
and light. Perhaps they looked at me
when wishing, because I could feel an
uncomfortable, boring sensutlon be
tween my shoulder blades. They got
their wish all right.
Going up this trench, about every
Ixty yards or so we would pass a lone
ly sentry, who In a whisper would
wish us "the best o' luck, mates." We
would blind at him under our breaths ;
that Jonah phrase to us sounded very
Without any casualties the minstrel
troop arrived at Suicide ditch, the
front-line trench. Previously, a wiring
party of the Eoyal Engineers had cut
a lane through our barbed wire to en
able us to get out Into No Mna's Land.
Crawling through this lane, our
party of twenty took up an extended
order formation about one yard apart.
We had a tap code arranged for our
movements while In No Man's Land,
because for various reasons It Is not
safe to carry on a heated conversation
a few yards In front of Fritz' lines.
The officer was 'on the right of the
line, while I was on the extreme left.
Two taps from the right would be
passed down the line until I received
them, then I would send back one tap.
The officer. In receiving this one tap,
would know that his order had gone
down the whole line, had been under
stood, and that the party was ready
to obey the two-tap signal. Two taps
meant that we were to crawl forward
lowly and believe me, very slowly
for five yards, and then halt to await
further Instructions. Three taps meant,
when you arrived within striking dis
tance of the German trench, rush it
and Inflict as many casualties as pos
sible, secure a couple of prisoners, and
then back to your own lines with the
peed clutch open. Four taps meant,
'I have gotten you Into a position from
which It Is Impossible for me to extri
cate you, so you are on your own."
After getting Tommy Into a mess on
the western front he Is generally told
that he Is "on his own." This means,
"Save your skin In any way possible."'
Tommy loves to be "on his own" behind
the lines, but not during a trench raid.
The star shells from the German
lines were falling In front of us, there
fore we were safe. After about twen
ty minutes we entered the star shell
lone. A star shell from the German
lines fell about five yards In the rear
and to the right of me; we hugged the
ground and held our breath until it
burned out. The smoke from the star
hell traveled along the ground and
crossed over the middle of our line.
Some Tommy sneezed. The smoke had
gotten up his nose. We crouched on
the ground, cursing the offender under
our breath, and waited the volley that
generally ensues when the Germans
have heard a noise In No Man's Land.
Nothing happened. We received two
taps and crawled forward slowly for
five yards; no doubt the officer be
lieved what Old Pepper had said, "Per
sonally I believe that that part of the
German trench Is unoccupied." By be
ing careful and- remaining motionless
when the star shells fell behind us, we
reached the German barbed wire with
out mishap. Then the fun began. I
was scared stiff as It Is ticklish work
cutting your way through wire when
about thirty feet In front of you there
Is a Hue of Boches looking out Into No
Man's Land with their rifles lying
across the parapet, straining every
sense to see or hear what Is going on
In No Man's Land ; because at night.
Frits never knows when a bomb with
his name and number on It will come
hurtling through the air aimed In the
direction of Berlin. The man on the
right, one man In the center and my
self on the extreme left were equipped
with wire cutters. These are Insulated
with soft rubber not because the Ger
man wires are charged with electricity,
but to prevent the cutters rubbing
against the barbed wire stakes, which
re of iron, nnd making a noise
which may warn the Inmates of the
trench that someone Is getting fresh
In their front yard. There Is only one
way to cut a barbed wire without noise
and through costly experience Tommy
has become an expert In doing this.
You must grasp the wire about two
Inches from the stake In your right
hand and cut between the stake and
If you cut a wire Improperly, a
loud twang will ring out on the night
air like the snapping of a banjo
string. Perhaps this noise cau be
heard only for fifty or seventy-five
yards, but In Tommy's mind It makes
a loud noise In Berlin.
We had cut a lane about halfway
through the wire when, down the cen
ter of our line, twang I went an Im
properly cut wire. We crouched down,
cursing under our breath, trembling all
rer, our knees lacerated from the
Arthur Guy Eimpey
Machine Gunner, Serving in France
Copyright 1017, by Arthur Ouy Kmpey
itrands of the cut barbed wire on the
ground, waiting for a challenge and
the Inevitable volley of rifle fire. Noth
ing happened. I suppose the fellow
who cut the barbed wire Improperly
was the one who had sneezed about
half an hour previously. What we
wished him would never make-his new
year a happy one.
The officer, In my opinion, at the
noise of the wire should have given the
four-tap signal, which meant, "On your
own, get back to your trenches as
quickly as possible," but again he must
have relied on the spiel that Old Pep
per had given us In the dugout, "Per
sonally -I believe that that pnrt of the
German trench Is unoccupied." Any
way, we got careless, but not so care
less that we sung patriotic songs or
mnde any unnecessary noise.
During the Intervals of fulling star
shells we carried on with our wire cut
ting until at last we succeeded in get
ting through the Gorman barbed wire.
At this point wo were only ten feet
from the Geriuun trenches. If we were
discovered, we were like rats In a trap.
Our wuy was cut off unless we ran
along the wire to the narrow lane we
had cut through. With our hearts In
our mouths we waited for the three
tap slgonl to rush the German trench.
Three taps had gotten about halfway
down the line when suddenly about ten
to twenty German star shells were
fired all along the trench and landed
In the barbed wire In rear of us, turn
ing night Into day and silhouetting us
against the wall of light made by the
flares. In the glaring light we were
confronted by the following unpleasant
All along the German trench, at
about three-foot Intervals, stood a big
Prussian guardsman with his rifle at
the aim, and then we found out why
we hod not been challenged when the
man sneezed nnd the barbed wire had
been Improperly cut. About three feet
In front of the trench they had con
structed a single fence of barbed wire
and we knew our chances were one
thousand to one of returning alive.
We could not rush their trench on ac
count of this second defense. Then
in "Blighty." .
In front of me the challenge, "Halt,"
given In English rang out, and one of
the finest things I have ever heard on
the western front took place.
From the middle of our line some
Tommy answered the challenge with,
"Aw, go to h 1." It must have been
the man who had sneezed or who had
Improperly cut the barbed wire; he
wanted to show Fritz that he could
die game. Then came the volley. Ma
chine guns' were turned loose and sev
eral bombs were thrown In our rear.
The Boche In front of mo was looking
down his sight. This fellow .might
have, under ordinary circumstances,
been handsome, but when I viewed hlra
from the front of his rifle he had the
goblins of childhood Imagination rele
gated to the shade.
Then come a flash In front of me, the
flare of his rifle nnd my head seemed
to burst. A bullet had hit me on the
left side of my face about half an
Inch from my eye, smashing the cheek
bones. I put my hand to my face and
fell forward, biting the ground and
kicking my feet. I thought I was dy
ing, but, do you know, my post life did
not unfold before me the way It does
The blood was streaming down my
tunic, and the pain was awful. When
I came to I said to myself, "Emp, old
boy, you belong In Jersey City, and
you'd better get back there as quickly
The bullets were cracking overhead.
I crawled a few feet back to the Ger
man barbed wire, and in a stooping po
sition, guiding myself by the wire, I
went down the line looking for the
lane we had cut through. Before
reaching this lane I came to a limp
form which seemed like a bag of oats
hanging over the wire. In the dim
light I could see that Its hands were
blackened, and knew It was the body
of one of my mates. I put my hand
on his head, the top of which had been
blown off by a bomb. My fingers sank
luto the hole. I pulled my hand back
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full of blood and brains, then I went
crazy with fear and horror and rusneu (-
along tne wire until i came m uu.
lane. I had Just turned down this lane
when ometh!ng inside of me seemed
to say, "Look around." I did so ; a bul
let caught me on the left shoulder. It
did not hurt much, just felt as If some
one had punched me in the bnck, and
then my left side went numb. My arm
was dangling like a rag. I fell forward
in a sitting position. But all the fear
had left me and I was consumed with
rage and cursed the German trenches.
With my right hand I felt in my tunic
for my first-aid or shell dressing. In
feeling over my tunic my hand enmn
In cohtact with one of the bombs which
I carried. Gripping It, I pulled the pin
out with my teeth and blindly threw It
towards the German trench. I must
have been out of my head, because I
was only ten feet from the trench and
took a chance of being mangled. If
the bomb had failed to go Into the
trench I would have been blown to
bits by the explosion of my own bomb
By the flare of the explosion of the
bomb, which luckily landed In their
trench, I saw one big Boche throw up
his arms and fall backwards, while his
rifle flew Into the air. Another one
wilted nnd fell forward across the
sandbags then blackness.
Realizing what a foolhardy and risky
thing I had done, I was again seized
with a horrible fear. I dragged myself
to my feet and ran madly down the
lane through the barbed wjre, stum
bling over cut wires, tearing my uni
form, and lacerating my hands and
legs. Just as I was about to reach
No Man's Land again, that same voice
seemed to say, "Turn around." I did
so, when, "crack," another bullet
caught me, this time In the left shoul
der about one-half Inch away from the
other wound. Then It was taps for me.
The lights went out.
When I come to I was crouching In
a hole In No Man's Land. This shell
hole was about three feet deep, so that
It brought my head a few Inches below
the level of the ground. How I reached
this hole I will never know. German
"typewriters" were' traversing back
and forth In No Man's Land, the bul
lets biting the edge of my shell hole
and throwing dirt all over me.
Overhead shrapnel was bursting.
I could hear the fragments slap the
ground. Then I went out once more.
When I came to everything was silence
and darkness In No Man's Land. I
was soaked with blood and a big flap
from the wound In my cheek was hang
ing over my mouth. The blood run
ning from this flap choked me. Out of
the corner of my mouth I would try
nnd blow It bnck, but It would not
move. I reached for my shell dressing
and tried, with one hand, to bandage
my face to prevent the flow. I had
an awful horror of bleeding to death
and was getting very faint. You would
have laughed if you had seen my
ludicrous attempts at bandaging with
one hand. The pains In my wounded
shoulder were awful and I was getting
sick at the stomach. I gave up the
bandaging stunt as a bad job, and then
When I came to, hell was let loose.
An Intense bombardment was on, and
on the whole my position was decided
ly unpleasant Then, suddenly,' our
barrage ceased. The silence almost
hurt, but not for long, because Fritz
turned loose with shrapnel, machine
guns, and rifle fire. Then all along our
line came a cheer and our boys came
over the top In a charge. The first
wave was composed of "Jocks." They
were a magnificent sight, kilts, flapping
In the wind, bare knees showing, and
their bayonets glistening. In the first
wave that passed my shell hole, one of
the "Jocks," an Immense fellow, about
six feet two Inches In height jumped
right over me. On the right and left
of me several soldiers In colored kilts
were huddled on the ground, then over
came the second wave, also "Jocks."
une young scottie, when he came
abreast of my shell hole, leaped Into
the air, his rifle shooting out of his
hands, landing about six feet In front
of him, bayonet first, and stuck in the
ground, the butt trembling. This Im
pressed me greatly.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
U-Boatt Have Murdered Thousands.
There Is a danger lest familiarity,
even with such a monstrous crime as
unrestricted TJ-boat warfare, should
breed Indifference to Its enormity,
says an exchange. Therefore, It Is
well to bear In mind that, exceed when
the attack Is made on fighting ships or
transports carrying fighting men, the
torpedoing of ships and sending men
to their death far out at sea, is simply
murder, unredeemed by any extenuat
ing circumstances whatsoever. Just
how great a bill of indictment Is be
ing drawn np by the German admiralty
against Itself Is seen In the statement
given by the government leader In
the house of commons, that up to Feb
ruary, 1918, the German U-boats had
killed 14,120 noncombatant British
men, women and children. This, be It
noted, Is exclusive of the murders done
upon peoples of other nationalities.
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Kidney and Bladder weakness result
from uric acid, says a noted authority.
The kidneys filter this acid from the
blood and pass It on to the Diauaer,
whore It often remains to Irritate and
inf lam(3i causng a burning, scalding
sensation, or sotting up an Irritation
at the neck of the bladder, obliging
you to seek relief two or three times
during the night. The sufferer is In
constant dread, the water passes
sometimes with a scalding sensation
and is very profuse; again, there Is
difficulty In avoiding It. .
Bladder weakness, most folks call
It, because they can't control urina
tion. While it Is extremely annoying
and sometimes very painful, this Is
really one of the moBt simple ailments
tn overcome. Get about four ounces
of Jad Suits from your pharmacist and
take a tablespoonful in a glass of
water before breakfast, continue this
for two or three days. This will neu
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the bladder and urinary organs which
then act normally again.
Jad Salts Is Inexpensive, harmless,
and Is made from the acid of grapes
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and is used by thousands of folks who
are subject to urinary disorders caused
by uric acid irritation. Jad Salts is
splendid for kidneys and causes no
bad effects whatever.
Here you have a pleasant, efferves
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relieves bladder trouble.
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For eczemas, rashes, ltchlngs, Irrita
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Sonp 25, Ointment 25 and 50. Adv.
The first steamer, we believe, that
was ever operated on Lake Erie was
named the Walk-in-the-Water, and
was built just 100 years ago, near
Black Rock and Buffalo. On her first
trip to Detroit the Walk-in-the-Water
stopped at Cleveland, where a grand
reception was given to her officers and
crew and a series of feasts, was held
to commemorate the awe-lnsplrlng
event. Emergency Fleet News.
Why "Behemoth" Survive.
The books of the New Testament
were originally in Greek; those of the
Old Testament, of course, in Hebrew.
When the first "authorized version"
of the Bible was framed, early in the
seventeenth century, the scholars who
undertook the work of translation
were puzzled to identify some of the
scriptural beasts. The crocodile was
unknown In Europe at that period,
and, not having even heard of the
hippopotamus, they let the Hebrew
word "behemoth" stand.
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