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HAPPY YANKS RETURN FROM WAR WITH WOUNDS
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Copyright," " 1918. Western Newspaper
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LESSON FOR JANUARY 12
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Miiuelui cue ciietriuu uoys mat returuea ,i tneir owu country alter many raontns on tne otner side are seen in
thN photdRraph on the deck of the sixth returning troop transport. ! Representatives from all parts of this country
were among the returning fighters that landed at Hoboken, and j they were not downhearted because of-' their
Great- Work of People of Island
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IS AMAZING ONE
Achievements in Raising Army, : Help-'
, ing Reel Cross; and Boosting Lib- -erty
Loans Are Recounted "
Faced Big Handicap in
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San Juan, Porto Rico. What the
people of jPorto Rico have'done in the
war will gain for 'them the friendship,
love and gratitude of the entire popu
lation of the United States. The war
activities of this patriotic island have
been so effective tbat one cannot help
but - become amazed at all that has
That thousands of people here have
done everything within their power, to
save and give, in an effort to help win
this war 3 the simple truth, and they
can well; I feel proud of their record.
To every single appeal made in behalf
n of the war Porto Rico has responded
gallantly. Ten million dollars has
been invested in the four Liberty
loans. Te spirit of the people was
ell demonstrated In the fourth Lib
erty. loan J drive, "when the Island ex
ceeded her quota of $4,000,000 by al
most $SOO,000 despite the disaster
caused by the earthquake, which cost
Porto Ricp millions of -dollars. , This
calamity pecurred during the drive.
The beautiful cities of May agues and
Aguadilla were virtually destroyed,
but they exceeded.their quota.
! The Red Cross has spread its light
to' every nook apd corner of Porto
Rlcb. The Porto Riran chapter of the
Americr.n Red Cross has undertaken
'every branch of work conducted in the
States. - The great Work which the
chapter is jnow doing in the matter of
home service has been developed since
the call of ji the men of Porto Rico to
Camp Las pafi.
j , Home Service Work.'
' There are fully- prganized ! active
branches of the society in every mu
nicipality. Through these branches
the most devoted and patriotic service
is beinjj given to the work of the Red
Cross by the people of the entire , is
land. This is especially true in con
nection with ' the home service work,
which meahs the bringing of help and
comfort and giving material means, of
support to he wives, children and Oth
er . depender ts of the men who have
joined the 'army. . There, are 65 active
and patriotic committees of home serv
ice. 'X: ' I;'-' T'
: The Red; Cross Is doing a great work
In looking) after the needy and desti
tute families of the soldiers at Camp
Las Casasji During August the chap
ter cared f or 2,058 families of soldiers.
N; During September 1,019 families were
cared f or s The recent earthquakes
added greatly to the relief work. -
In the second ,war fund drive, which
was carried on throughout the island
In the months of May and June, 1918,
the people made donations In excess
of $106,000. " L
x ! . Mr. Mack Jones, a coffee planter jand
mayor of I the little town of'Vlllalba,
. has this to say : of the people in his
home vicinity: "We were asked for
$8,400 In the third Liberty loan. Small
merchants and day laborers made a
canvass of the little town and the
stirroundlng mountain sides on horse
- back. The labbrers in this region get
about 60, cents a day, yet these good
people were able to raise $12,000, or
50 per cent more than their quota. If.
. yon" could but see the cliffs they
climbed and the dangerous trails they
. ; followed, where 'a - misstep means a
drop of .1,000 feet or more, in their
work ot solicitation on behalf of Uncle ;
Sam it would make you .wish- that
.Washington could know the full meas
ere, ot itelT devotion. Does hot this
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also speak for the patriotism of these
Much Food Saved.
The people have invested their
money freely in Liberty bonds and
War Savings stamps. The saving of
food has been so efficiently ; preached
and has been so well organized by the
food commission that vast : quantities
of food have been saved.
Another example of the wonderful
patriotism of the people was demon
strated in the work of MtC Antonio
Arbona, a coffee planter living, near
Ciales. Tle coffee planters of Porto
Rico have suffered greatly on account
of there being no , market ! for their
coffee in the states. On account of
the war their foreign market was cut
off. There are 150,000 people In Porto
Rico dependent upon the coffee in
dustry for a livelihood and the coffee
condition has caused the people much
suffering. Mr. Arbona, a man 'more
than sixty years old, covered two bar-
rios on horseback and succeeded In
selling to the small coffee; planters
more than $16,000 ot Liberty bonds
In the fourth campaign, most of these
being $50 and $100 bonds.
In all things pertaining to Iwar work
the Spanish merchants throughout the
island have co-operated . to the . fullest
extent. Liberty bonds they - have
bought liberally and they have given
freely to the Red Cross. I have never
come in contact with a class T of. busi
ness men who give more freely than
these, or more cheerfully, either. .
When the Red Cross was seeking a
new, home 45 business men Span
lards, Porto ' Ricans and Americans
donated $11,000, this money being
raised to a few hours, thus; enabling
the Red Cross to have quarters in
one building. !
The Four-Minute Men.
The "Four-Minote Men" of Porto
Rico did a great work In speeding the
winning of the war. All of the prin
cipal centers of population were thor
oughly covered and thousands of peo
ple were reached through the speak
ers of this organization. Among them
were some of the most representative
men of the country. ,
During food conservation week a
campaign was conducted by public
school teachers in every town and
barrio. The number of public- meet
ings held during that week exceeded
2,000. Both urban ar.d rural, teach
ers made a house-to-house canvass to
explain the meaning of the pledge
cards and to secure signatures. The
great parade organized during this
week was one of the most Important
ITALY'S STRONG MAN M
Premier Orlando, who piloted the
Italian ship of state during the great
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S HAIR TURNED WHITE BY
EXPERIENCES IN WA'R j
North Adams, Mass. Suffer-
U ihg from shell shock, his hair
turned.snow white and so great-
ly altered in appearance that his
ft friends failed to recognize him.
S Peter MacPhail returned home
S after two years and one month's
U service as gunner in the Royal
Field artttlery of the British
5$ army. During his service Aac-
Phaii took part In many battles.
g particularly notable ones being
Ypres, Oambral and Combles.
sj He is thirty-seven years old.
which had I ever taken place. Thou
sands participated. Every public
school teacher marched, as well as
the pupils. -
The gospel of food economy, In
creased food production, improved
methods of cultivation and the neces
sity of planting a greater variety of
home products, has been preached to
every corner of the island. The
schools have been instrumental in the
establishment of 20,693 home gardens,
thereby assisting Porto Rico to solve
the food problem. !
The children here are deserving of
much praise for what they have done,
and the example they set led, others
on, to greater efforts. They, are' all
members of the Red Cross, j A few
of them were able to secure from
their parents the money needed for
their contribution, but the majority
made up their minds that they would
earn this money themselves. All over
the i.and children organized festivals
to get funds needed for membership
fees. Jn Fajado and Rio Piedras, a
total of 1,850 school children enrolled
as Junior Red Cross members and
earned evry cent that they contrib
uted. Thousands of dollars' have
been raised by these children. They
have participated in all. civic parades
organized for this purpose.
Delicacies Sent Abroad.
Last year 40 tons of guava jelly, and
2,000,000 cigarettes were sent to the
boys in France. . . i .
Thousands of women In Porto Rico,
from San Juan, the capital, through-
out the entire Island, including the
towns of the hills, have devoted their
time and given their money and serv
ices to all things needed for the war.
All social activities were carried on
solely for the benefit of war work.
In many sections of Porto Rico wont;
en took the place of the men In thft
Porto Rico contributed freely and
generously of her man power and. the
very best of her youth entered the
training camps. Just aftgr the pas
sage "of the selective draft law Porto
Rico registered her young men to the 1
number of 108,000. The Porto Rico
regiment was the first In the nation
to be at Its full war strength. Six
hundred and fifty volunteers were ac
cepted for duty to guard the Panama.
canal. When General Townshend took
up the work of recruiting, many ot
the men who lived far back in the
hills walked as much as 25 miles to
SHE GETS MARRIAGE LICENSE
South Dakota Bride-to-Be Buys Doam.
. ment, Pays $1 for It, Then
Hunts Up the Judge.
Mitchell, S. D. Cupid and woman
suffrage have apparently formed a.
corporation; here, Miss Marie Gipper,
twenty-two years old, strode into the
offices, of the clerk of courts of Davi
son county one morning t recently and
planked a dollar on the desk, to pas
for, the first marriage license that ha
ever been bought In this county by
a woman. After she had procured
the license she went out and found the
municipal judge. .
While obtaining the license Miss
GIppfct explained i that her husband-tb-
be was "too busy to get the license"
The apparent object of the purchase
I was inscribed on the clerk's record at
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lESSON TEXT-Exodus 3:1-12. ' . ; ? -
itOLDEN. TEXT And Moses verily wa
filthful in all his house. Hebrews 3:5.
.Additional Material Exodu s:
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jVhiIe the oppression of God's Tsople
a.s heading up, in the providence .of
Q pd a deliverer was being - prepared
tj takemp the task at the opportune
ht)ur. i Moses was first trained L at his
ii father's knee, then In Pharaoh's
cilurt and finally under God's Immedl
aje hand-In the desert. The latter was
a;-Indispensable part of his training.
s learning in the wisdom of the
Egyptians was helpful, but without
tt je immediate tutorship of God j he
vibuld have , been a failure. All who
ae used of God must spend some time
lt the retirement of his presence. Two
itabie examples are Paul in Arabia
a)d John on Patmos. '..;.
1. The Lord Speaks to Moses In the
Burning Bush (vv. 1-6).
lt was while keeping the flock of his
father-in-law in the desert that the
lj)rd appeared to Moses. Had he re
uned In Pharaoh's palace he never ;
quld have had the vision of the burn
ing bush. :. This bush enveloped in
fftmes, yet unconsumed, symbolized
te people of God enswathed in the
vry fire of God, of God dwelling in
tile midst of an elect people. Moses
.sjjeps aside to behold this strange
s;hf, but must be taught the essential
. N son of the proper approach to God.
Vjje now can approach God' with bold
ness through Jesus Christ (Hebrews
l:p). Our God Is a consuming fire.
) ?evil can be permitted in his pres
ence (Joshua 7 ; Acts 5). The Lord
dJ not leave him long In suspense. He
rad him he was , the God of his fa
thers, the covenant God. As soon as
hif knew it was God who was speaking
t0 him he hid his face. The sight of
Gid always causes sinful men to hide
(fsaiah 6:5). '
f H I . Moses Commissioned as the De
liverer of His People (3:7-10).
ln the preamble of this commission
Gpd srfid to Moses: "I have seen the
addiction of my people." This Is al
ways true (Psalms 22 :24 ; 34 :4, 6 ; Isa
ia 63:9). "I have heard their cry."
It a cry ever goes up from a child of
Gid unheard by him. "I liave come
dtfwn to deliver them out of the hand
ok the Egyptians." This shows that
GQd is actively interested in the cause
op his people. He graciously .obligates
h5nself: (1) To deliver them out of
tij'e hands of the Egyptians. Egypt
njjay be -idered a type of the world;
te oppression, a type 'of sin's , bond-
e; and Pharaoh, a type of the devil.
d delivers hltf own from the hands
the devil (Colossians 1:13). (2)
bring them up out of the land. God
es not deliver and leave his own iH
tle enemy's land, but brings them out
li&o a land "flowing with milk and
hcjney." (3) To bring them into a
fcood land and large." There is no
lqis in obeying God. When he brings
ujs out of the enemy's land he brings
into a better land.
11. Moses' Objections Patiently
H;?ard and Removed (3:11; 4:10). s
Personal Un worthiness (v. 11).
reli'zed his Insufficiency for this task.
Hs forty years In the school j of God
hiVe wrought a great change in him.
jtjls hesitancy is a good sign. Men
wjo are really qualified to do a great
w)rk are not f orWard to begin it ; e. g.,
Jemiah, Martin Luther, George
Washington. Moses did not refuse to
g$ but pled his difficulty before the
ijrd. God answered this difficulty by
afsuring. him that he would "be with
hjn. When God is with a man the
impossible becomes the possible.
!:2. The Difficulty of the People to
liderstand Moses Relationship to
Gd (3:13, 14). Closes knew how un
willing they were to acknowledge him
a their deliverer forty years before
Sluice God changes his name as he as
sumes a new relationship to his people,
M$ses inquired as to what that new re
lationship would be, and his corre-sj-onding
name. The Lord '. promptly
n?et this difficulty by showing him a
nrae differing in many respects from
a others previously given; This new
nme Is "I Am." This name Is from
tl& Hebrew verb "to be." ! It Indicates
() God's self existence ; (2) his self
sufficiency ; (3) his unchangeableness.
t3. Unbelief 6n the Part of the Peo-
p) (4 :1). This difficulty the Lord met
bp supplying; -him with credentials
wjdeh could not be gainsaid. He was
gfyen the power to perform superna
tVar wonders (4:2). u '
M. Lack of Eloquence (4 :10) . This
difficulty the Lord met by providing
a$ assistant In his brother-Aaron. 1- .
V Our Sadness. '
- vjVe ask God to forgive us- for our
el thoughts and evil temper, but
rayely. If ever, ask him to forgive us
f our sadness. Joy is regarded as a
hippy ! accident of the Christian life,
wH ornament and a luxury rather than
Rjduty. R. .W. Dale.
: j The H uman Heart.
tThe human heart- Is so constituted
tbjit it Is only filled by the richness
; wIch flows from It not by the rich4
nf S3 which flows Into It Agnes Ed
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Gay troops of party frocks are fair
ly: dancing in, no longer fearing
frowns of disapproval. They are to
play a pWt in our welcome-home tfit
our conquering heroes. As these
ireroes have sung the praises of Amer
ican girls and have made comparisons
odious to the maids! of other lands,
while sojourning "over there," our
own girls are determined to look their
best now that' the boys are coming
home. . .
"Let no maid think she Is not fair
er In new clothes than old" or words
to that effect said the great poet
laureate. Here, in the picture above,
Is portrayed a dance frock which Is
pretty enough to inspire appreciative
people like poets and returning heroes.
It is of Nile green tulle over a satin
petticoat with an underbodice of
cloth of silver. Iridescent band3,
made of sequins that do much gleam
ing and twinklinc, have occasional
white daisies, ; in narrow ribbon em
broidery, placed upon them. .These
always suggest youth. The' bands are
used in a border at the bottom of the
For Devotees of
; r Due to arrive just now are the more
or less pretentious outfits for the dev
otees of midwinter sports. Pleasure
seekers are divided into two factions;
one of them lured, by sunshine and
soft air, gay companionship and new
adventure, to the South, and the other,
strong for the North with its ice and
snow and lusty sports. In the South
fashions add their interest to every
occupation, and his element of inter
est is not lacking where! the back
ground of all apparel is a, world cov
ered with snow and ice-bound. Since
such a background calls for the sparkle
of brilliant color, we await the entry
of a lot of fascinating and snappy togs
for Northern sportsmen, just as we
would that of a heart-stirring military
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In the vanguard, having already ar
rived for Christmas, there .are new
kkating .sets In two or three pieces.
They are made of soft felts, basket-
v.reave cloths or developed In any of
the heavy, soft weaves among winter
coatings. , j Some of these ' se,ts add a
small muff to the . scarf .and . cap.
There are hand-knitted and hand-cro-chetted
sets, , of yarns ; those; of an
gora having made their entry earliest.
In the picture above two sets made of
cloths are shown, one. of felt and one
of a basket-weave.
Ai the left, a smart, set is madeof
wine-sHored felt. The. scarf is very
wide,' worn with a shawl effect, and
finished with a knotted fringe ofjrarn.
The - cap la- an inspiration of the
''overseas" ycap,, jand a-metallic . oma-
tulle skirt and in two spiral linei V
above." There Is a j short qverdress 'v
without 'a hem, joined to a yoke devel
oped of the iridescent bands extend- j
ed into a-corselet. The tulle bodice
is puffed and the sleeves are puffs L
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confined by bands with pointed
flounces falling from them.
Some one should whisper in the ears f
ofi auburn-haired and red-haired girls, I
that here is a frock that wiirmakel
them look their loveliest. But this!'
green is not a difficult color for al
most any girl .whatever her com-;
plexlpn. A radiant skin and bright
hair are wonderfully set off by it
j Somber Hues. -
Beige crepe de chine and dark blue
satin, tete de negre velvet and black
satin, blue serge and black satin, and
black georgette and black satin are
favorite -combinations.; A certain soft
shajie of terra cotta' is- also used ef
fectjively with black. The scarcity of
fabrics and the necessity for conserv
ing! wool are responsible for this foible
ment makes a dashing finish for it, j
The set. at the right is developed In
a rose-colored basket cloth. Fringed
bands of the material are used for a
decoration on both the scarf and cap,
but a crocheted rose of chenille blopms
on the latter while the scarf, .with
briar-stitched edges, is cleverly folded
up at one end to form5 a muff. -
The Separate ltt. "
The separate vest is the most impon
tant and popular dress accessory oi
the season. It has made Its appear- f
ance in innumerable fabrics,' colors and
general styles. . Primarily the separate
Aest is Intended for wear with the twoi r
piece suit, but It is possible to wear i
with a tailored or semitailored street
frock, transforming al plain dress into
one that is elaborate enough for after,
noon wear. ; These vests may be mad.
with or without collars; and the choice
of fabrics covers the entire range from
filmy nets and laces; to heavy, warm
angora. Separate vests of far und inri
tatlon fur are also often made to ad
company plain tailored suits,, and they
may be worn either underneath or out
side the suit -coat
, v Judging Materials. ;
When buying woollen materials hold
them up to the light and look through
them; the best qualities are free from
uneven : and broken threads. .,
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