Great God, we sing
For Thouart evei
But on this glad Ti
ew songs ,of pta
From out Thy wealt
We praise Thee ft
Thou hat our table
And we have had
When ouds our pi
And has seem
Thou dat not us at
Thou hen wast ne
The yeaf hath told tl
The story of Thy I
Through sunimer's h
The same sweet ch
Great God we sing
Thy gooAness ever
And still will prais'e
For Thou art ever
"C ONSIDEDRING the hard
times, Madam Chairman,
I move that the society
study economy in enter
tainments the coming winter. The
Ladies' Aid is about to give a church
sociable the first of the season. I
suppose there will be others later on;
we have always had refreshments,
and should we dispense with them
altogether I am afraid we would have
a lot of empty benches."
The speaker paused, glanced
around tho circle of matrons, ob
served expectation in their faces and
went firmly on.
"I won'.t make 5, motion," she
added, "at least not yet. But with
the permission of the Chair, can we
not discuss this practical matter at
this meeting? In view of the price u(4
eggs and butter, of sugar and spice,
oflfiour andl milk and everything else
that goes into cake, can we afford t'o
serve rich cakes at our receptions?
Shall we not decide to offer our
friends one-egg cake and omi.t strong
eoffee? Weak coffee is better for the
nerves anyway." .-..
"One-egg cake i.s very plain and
the men W(ill stay away 'i' we give
them poor coffee. Can'we not han',
the same grade 'oIcake as formerly
and make the coffee after 'the. same
r'ecipe, for economy's sake cnutting
the cake thinner and pouripg the
soffee into smaller cups?" This Ta.
the suggestioia of a woman who idd
long been a social engineer in churab
The Ladles' Aid Society of Odntre
Yille had for years done much of the
self-denying work that is part of thi
province of30'omen in.. nWa.t of oum
churches.: Wh~en the chureb needed
neOw carpet Qorjushfons or renovatioi
inside or out. hen a floating deb
aeto be raip44; or a mortgage de
'aed, de a* went to worl
Thy love alway
- wondrous kind;
ise our lips shall find.
by larder fed,
r our daily stoes
enough and more.
thway have beest,
ar to help 'and blem
ie story old,
:ve and grace;
eat and winter's cold,
%racters we trace.
L'hy love alway,
bear in mind;
id still will pray,
-Robert M. Offoi, in ChrstI TIfera?N.
,Ing Sketch. ...
with a will, had fairs ~and bazaars,
suppers and concerts, and in one way
or another managed to augment the
treasury by goodly sums of money.
Centreville was famous for notable
housekeepers and good home cQoking,
but when the periodical return of
hard times swept the land over like a
chilling frost, the need of frugalit)
sternly impressed on the poor mar
closed down with iron hold on tbi
consciences and impulses of -the richei
neighbor who just then should hav4
been spending instead 'of savin
Mrs. Foster Arkright, who had pre
posed one-egg cake and weak coffe
as suitable refreshments in a hard
times year, and whose will and infir
ence were. usually paramount in th
counsels of the s sterhood, was
woman of large weal,, and an in&pm
so safely bestowled by he foretho i2
of her deceased father %nd the saghe
ity of her husband, that she ougk
always to have been distinguished I
an open hand, yet -this yetr of a
years she h'ad set an example of scat
exppnditure all along the line. '-1,
had been in the habit of keepth
sthree maids; she had dismissed tw
and was mansging her home with
single domestic. She had bought ii
new go,wns this year and was proudi
wearing her last year's bonnet. 8l6
it was whose proposition of tone-eg
cake and weakcoffee had beeb throw
, a roecile ito the quiet camp<
havp doiw abput it had a m db bee
made and. the question' ut-to vot<
nobody an tell, but ai ars. Arkrlgl
took he~ seat a modest little lady
the other side of the room rose. 812
addressed the Chair, as everybody hi
learned to 40 by this time, and th'e
in a low but distint voice declare
that for 64e she -disaprged with tt
previous paker.' 0It We must ecoi
sea . 41o7bl the
ill be 4 to, Ast.sus
n the ourob. Ouppose,we
ome. '1he higldren will
t flourish 4 biead and mo
we mayb if we like, omit
-the home'bill of fae; but
when Weare makidg an offering in
0theaiA0*44' cause, don't let us set a
fashioO -o being close-fisted and
.1"e4n-! for one, would greatly pre
for s no refreshments at our
sociable 4: s9rving poor ones, nor do
I belIi Jcutting the slicee too thi4
o## in. smaller cups. ' Think
of the 7et.bg men and young women
whoneonly'experience of church hos
pitality In at our receptions. Some
of theG= Are away from home. Most
of thenm &re,.iarking very hard all -the
wek. Oj Sunday 'they come to the
church a4d 'the Christian Endeavor
and met "ympathy and fellowship,,
and .aND i*ited on Wednesday even
ing to come to the church home and
have a happy time. Part of this
happy tinmo culminates in the break
ing of bread together. I think the
read and the cake and whate-er we
give, let the times be what they may
outside the church, should be of the
finest of the wheat and the choicest
The little lady had finished her
speech and resumed her place at the
back of the room. Others followed
her and the question was tossed back
and forth like a ball from hand to
hand. Finally, -he decision reached
was that wherti sacriftces must be
made they shoul be made at home
and that church gatheringi should be
as affluent of good cheer, as overflow.
Ing of bounty, as ever before. One
egg cake was not to be accepted as
the symbol of Centreville Church hos
To one listener it seemed as if the
Ladies' A14 had been guided to the
wisest conclusion. Retrenchment is
often advisable, and superulties may
be cut off, but hard times are made
harder when those who.can afford to
do otherwise redice their expenses
simply bcause.the spirit of economy is
in the air. Economy in Its root mean
ing signifies government and success
ful management, not merely the re
duction to the minimum of every cent
expended. The woman who in-favish
times runs her house on lavish lines,
should not be suddenly meagre be
cause.her, ueighbors.have to be, her
own exchequer having suffered no re
duction. It is no 6redit to her'to wear
old clothes when she can afford new
ones, thus limiting the revenues of
t We thank Thee Lord, for daily food;
~-Thy gifts are ever wise and good;
'the dressmaker and the milliner, nor
Ii to set her servants adrift while she
t. can as well as ever before keep them
e and pay them wages. People who
g begin their economy, so to .,p.cak, at
0 the church door, curtailing their do
a nellogi,s, taking sittings instead of a
o pew ah4 halving their contributions
y instead ot.doubling them, almost
e tempt Provideotoe sy an attitude full
I of insult to the Dtl~ goodness. --
Q The Christian Herald.
. Tasty Chickens.
n "You see, zapU as these chickens
d are fed on the duick food and the
0 laeasant food, yo11 get three davors
i- in the one bird.'-'Tatler.
sy RutLi riftr!wAt.r,ACX.
Be thaMkul that the roses of life
are so sweet that you seldom rdmem
ber the thorns.
Be thankful that your husband Is
the very dearest man on earth and
"not as other men are."
Be thankful If you are somebody's
mother or sister.
Be thankful if there Is a little child
anywhere near that you may love and
Be thankful for one true friend.
If you are not as beautiful to look
upon as you wish, be t'h 'ankful that
you are neither blind, deaf, a-cripple
nor a lunatic.
If your clothing does not please
you, be thankful that you may always
keep your soul charmingly clothed In
sweet temper and peace.
Be thankful that God and His true
children "look not on the outward ap
Be thankful for the power to think
only kind and sweet and helpful
thoughts "towar.d" others.
And do not forget that there'Is no
one else on earth just like yopi. So
be thankful that you are'yourself.
AN OLD-TIME THANKSGIVIING.
Oh. the good old-fashioned dinner
df the good old-faishioned days,
Served as only grandma served it
With her quaint, old-fashioned wrayal
When the uncles aunts and cousins
Gathered round the festive board
L,oaded with the wealth of autumn
With the garnered harvest hoard
When the waning sun, in sinking,
Through the western windows crept,
And upon that scene of plenty
In a golden.splendor sWeptl
Gobbler in the place of honor,
Flanked by ducks and chicken Pie
Sucking pig, wvith jawe distended'
By a polished Northern Spy
Mashe potatoes, squash and urhip
Onions lending of their strength
Stately plumies of anow%y celery'
All along the table's length
At one side the desse t standing
Shininjg pyramids ofNruit,
Avple.pie and mince and pumpkin,
Raismns, nuts and sweets to bootl
Grandpa bending o'er the turkek,
A3 he deftiy wvielda the knife,
Keeping for himself the wishbone,
That it sow no seeds of strife;.
Grandma, sweet, sert!ne and placid,
Ever with a watchful eye
Lest the good things in their circuit
Pass some bashful midget by
Uncle Ned, with endless stornes;
Laughter ringing 'round the bdiar&T
in the good old-time 'Thanksgiving
OR M EA-II T.
Th bnytyhahou tbl'sred
Gie u'hi a ordal bed
Sir Osteris a galant nigh
In parlyarmo cla
An LayMalr-Dc anmk
Be sialerl hat arraed;ssolf
The eyheart man o marthan
Wnot asoe megns are."
Bed thankfu hi oareonorbody's
mothe MrqiseMnc P
Beutwhanku the therekis gatherede cild
Aner nkeare that -ynd mary,vn
The tcenre forh onbe treried
you arel neihe lind, Turefy.crpl
Pfease, clor,n doer, ntpase
you beanku that ywr o may klways
kepyursu chrinlydlohed in
UTERNATIONAM LEUNR COM,
IENTS FOR NOVRMBER 20.
Bubject: World's Temperance Sun.
day. IsMah 28: 1-1-0--odet
Text, 1 - Cor. 9:27-ComIt
TDIL-~725 B. C. PLACE.--Jeru
.EXPO1fION.-I. The Deitruc.
Uon of the D -1eards of Ephraim, 1._
1. By "the crowu- of pride" is meant.
the city. of dainaria (see R. V. and cf.
1 K. 16:24). It is here compared to -
a chaplet of fbwers on a drunkard's.
brow (R. V.). This chaplet of flow
ers, says Isaiah, "shall be trodden
under foot," because of their sin and
pride. * The people of the northern
kingdom as q nation are spoken of as.
"the drunkalds,of Ephraim." Drunk
enness seems to have been so wide
spread as to have become a nationalt
sin (cf. ch. 5:11, 12; Hos. 7:5; Am.
2:6, 8, 12; 4:1; 6:6). The effect of
their drink upon them was,that they
were "overcome" (literally, '.'smitten,
down") by .it. Let us not forget that.
it was "the native wines of a wine
growing district" that did this for -
Ephraim, and not distilled spirits nor -
adulterated poisons.' Their "chaplet-.
of pride" and "glorious beauty" was.
after all but a "fading fower." So It
in with every chaplet of earthly pride.f
and all the "glorious beauty" of thias.
present world (1 Pet. 1:24). The.
prophet's answer to Israel's confk
dence is, their crown 'of pride was.
that Jehovah had "a mighty and
strong one." This "mighty and'
strong one" was the king of Assyria.
(2 K. 18:10-12). The Assyrian
selves were a "bloody," deceitf
rap4cious people (Nah. 8:1:,
they were an instrument in Jel *
hand for fulfilling His wor.
bringing judgment upon His
sliding people (cf. Ps. 76:10). Then
coming of the Assyrian is described
by a threefold figure: "a tempest of
hail," "a destroying storm," "a tem
pest of mighty waters overflowing.'*
The thought contained in these flg
u.res is that of widespread and over
whelmigzg destruction (cf. ch. 8:7, 8).
Back of all this work of'devastation,.
destruction and desolation was the
wrath- of God at sin (2: 4-9). This
destruction, etc., all came upon them
"because' they obeyed not the voice,
of Jehova, their God" (2 K. 18:11,.
12). Jedu, uses a,similar figure re
garding 'those who- hear His words
and do them not (Matt. 7:9 ?'N
II. Jehovah of Hosts Fc, (, A.
of Glory, 5, 0.. In the mit .
awful desolation 'of his- c - w
when every crown of prid, -
glorious beauty Is a fadin
the prophet looks forward '-.
day" (the day of the Lord's Returne
and manifestation). So in the midst.
of present sin and judgment for sin
we should look forward (for com
fort in' our hearts and encouragement
in our work) to our Lord's coming
again (Tit. 2:13; 2 Pet. 3:12-14, R
V.). "In that day" "a crown of'
glory" will take the place of "the
crown of pride," and "a diadem of'
beauty" the place of "the fading flow
er of his glorious beauty."
1I1. Erring Through WVine, Out of'
the Way Through Strong D)rink, 7, 8.
"These also" (the people of Jerusa
lem)', as well as Ephraim, "have
erred through wine and through
strong drink are out of the way."
The prevailing sin of drunkenness
had reached even God's representa.
tives, "the priest and the prophet"
(cf. chi. 56:10-12; Mic. 2:11). The"
priests were especially inexcusable
because of the plain directions of'
God's word (Lev. 10:9, 10; Es..
44:21). They were reeling throught.
strong drink, they were swallowed UP
of wine, they were gone astray
through strong drink (see R. V..
Marg.). The result was, they utterly
failed in their official acts. They
reeled in vision and stumbled in judg
ment. Wine and strong drink con-*
fuse the spiritual perceptions and
rob men of $gment. The religious.
teacher Who indulges in them Is es
pecially culpable and utterly incapac
itated for his holy office. The use of'
wine and strong drink made their'
social gathering filthy an~ disgusting.
IV. How God Teache Those Who.
Will Not Hearken to his iWord 9-1&.
Verses 9 and 10 may 'be tak"en s'a
giving us the mocking answer of'
the people to God's prophet. If
we take them this way the peo
pie are represented as saying,.
"Whom will he teach knowledge,.
etc.? Does he talte us for babies.
just weaned? It is precept upon pre
dept, etc." If the prophet himself is
the speaker, then Jehovah fs repr6&
sented as' teaching knowledge to.
babes and not to the self-sufficient.
(of. 1'fatt. 11:25; 21:15, 16; Mk.
10:.15). These are the ones whom'
He,. "makes to- understan( n
saga":JR. V.). And the 'I
Hstahn6 Is "precept
cept" (cf. Nob. 9:29, 3
36:16; Jer. 11:7).. As il' -
listened to Jehovah speMlj . '
His prophets He will now syeak e.
them through foreign conquerors (v.
11, R. V.; cf. Deut. 28: 47-49)-. If we
will not hear God's'loving and patient>
call to repentance He will speak to us"
through cruel enemnies. God liat
called them to "rest." They, would
not hear that call; so He now sent.
them conflict and .destruction.. He
calls us also to "rest" (Mtt. 11:26.,
29). If ,we Will not hear that call 1fe.
will send . us destructoi'2 Thsess.
1:7-9). , The whole aecrt of thplv'
trouble ($d qt every wan'w' tronble -.
ted *yAa tankwuI4a um je.
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