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tjieal l?od, we sing '
J*or Thou art ever
Eut ou thia glad Th
.New songs of prai
. From out Tliy weall
We praise The?; fu
Thou hast in\r Juhle
Ami we have had
When clouds our pa
And life has seem
Thou didst not us at
Thou then wast ne
The year hath told I
The story of Thy I
Through summer's li
The same sweet ch
(?real (ind, we sing '
Thy goodness ever
And "sti'l will praise
For Thou art ever
ft times. Madam Chairman,
I move that the society
*^ study economy in enter
tainments the coming winter. The
Ladles' Aid is about to give a church
sociable the first of the season. I
suppose there will be others later on;
we ? have always nad refreshments,
and should we dispense with them
altogether I am afraid we would have
a lot of empty benches."
j The speaker paused, glanced
around the circle of matrons, ob
served expectation in their faces and
went firmly on.
"I won't make a 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 th-? price jf
eggs and butter, cf sdgar and spice,
of flour and milk and everything else i
that goes into cake, can we afford to
serve rich cakes at our receptions*.'
Shall we not decide to offer our
friends one-egg cake and omit strong
coffee? Weak coffee is better for the
"One-?gg cake ;L> very plain and
the men will stay away If we give
them poor coffee. Can we not have
the same grade of cake as formerly
and make tht coffee after the s?me
recipe, for economy's sake cutting
the cake thinner and pouring che
coffee Into smaller cups?" This was
the suggestion of a woman who had
long bean a social engineer in churm
The Ladies' Aid Society of Centre
ville had for years done much qf the
eelf^denylng work that is part of the
province of women in mest of our
churches. When ?he church needed a
new carpet or cushions or renovation
Inside or out, when a floating debt
was to be raised or a mortgage de
creased, the women went to work
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 homo cooking,
but when the periodical return" of
hard times swept the lahd over like a
chilling frost, the need of frugality
sternly impressed on the poor man
closed down with iron bold on the
consciences and impulses of the richer
neighbor who just then should have
been spending instead of saving
Mrs. Foster Arkright, who had pro
posed o*>e-egg cake and weak coffee
as suitable refreshments in a hard
times year, and whose will and influ
ence were usually paramount in the
counsels of the sisterhood, was a
woman of large wealth and an Income
so safely bestowed by the forethought
of her deceased fathei and the sagac
ity of her husband, that she ought
always to have been distinguished by
an open hand, yet this year of all
years she had set an exa mple of scant
expenditure all along the line. She
bad been in the habit' of keeping
three maids; she had dismissed two
and was managing her home with a
Thy love alwey,
se our lips shall find.
hy larder fed.
r our daily store;
enough and more.
th way have beset,
e l a wilderness,
, all forget;
ar to help and bless.
he storv old,
ove and prace;
eal and winter's cold,
aracters we trace.
Thy love alway.
hoar in mind;
and still will pray.
-Robert M. Oi?ord. in Christian Herald.
zing Sketch. .%*<
1 E. SANGSTER.
[Single domestic. She had bought no
new,gowns this year and was proudly
wearing her last year's bonnet. She
it was whose proposition of one-egg
cake and weak coffee had been thrown
as a projectile into the quiet camp of
the Ladies' Aid. What they would
have done about it had a motion been
made and the question put to vote,
nobody can tell, but as Mrs. Arkright
took her seat a modest little lady at
the other side of the room rose. She
addressed the Chair, as everybody has j
learned to do by this time, and then
in a low but distinct voice declared
that for one she disagreed with the
previous speaker. "If we must ec
omize," she said, .'and probably the
majority will be compelled to, let us
not begin in thc church. Suppose we
begin at home. The children will
thrive and flourish on bread and mo
lasses, and we may. if we Uko, omit
cake from the home bill of fare: but
when wo are making an ottering in
the Lord's cause, don't let us set a
fashion of being close-fisted and
mean. I, for one, would greatly pre
fer serving no refreshments at our
sociable to serving poor ones, nor do
I believe in cutting the slices too thin
or in using the smaller cups. Think
of the young men and young women
whose only experience of church hos
pitality is at our receptions. Some
of them are away from home. Most
of them are working very hard all the
week. On Sunday they come to the
I :?83 ? W?&wMW??
We thank Thee, Lord, for daily food;
Thy gifts are ever wise and good;
church and the Christian Endeavor
and meet sympathy and fellowship,
and are Invited on Wednesday even
ing to come to the church home and
have a happy time. Part of this
happy time culminates in the break
ing ot bread together, I think the
bread and the cake and whatever we
give, let the times bo what they may
outside the church, should be of the
finest of the wheat and the choicest
The little lady had finished her
speecn ana resumed her piace at tne
back of the room. Others followed
her and the question was tossed back
and forth like a ball from hand to
hand. Finally, the decision reached
was that where sacrifices must be
made they should be made at home
and that church gatherings' 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' Aid had been guided to the
wisest conclusion. Retrenchment is
often advisable, and superfluities may
be cut off, but hard times are made
harder when those who can afford to
do otherwise reduce 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 lavish
times runs her house cn lavish lines,
should not be suddenly meagre be
cause her neighbors have to be, her
own exchequer having suffered no re
duction. It is no credit to her to wear
old clothes when she can afford new
ones, thus limiting the revenues of
the dressmaker and the milliner, nor
to set her servants adrift while she
can as well as ever before keep them
and pay them wages. People who
begin their economy, so to speak, at
the church door, curtailing their do
nations, taking sittings instead of a
pew and halving their contributions
instead of doubling them, almost
tempt Providence by an attitude full
of Insult to the Divine goodness.
The Christian Herald.
BY HELEN* VAIL WALLACE.
tie thankful that the roses of life
are so sweet that you seldom remem
ber the thorns.
Be thankful that your husband is
the very dearest man on earth and
"not as other men are."
Bo 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 thankful 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 3weet and helpful
thoughts "toward" others.
And do not forget that there is no
one else on earth just like you. So
be thankful that you are yourself.
"You see, mum, as these chickenu
are fed on the duck food and the
pheasant food, you get three flavors
in tho one bird."-Tailer.
Thy bounty hath our table spread;
Give us this day our daily bread.
Sir Oyster ia a gnllnnt knight
In pearly armor clad,
And Lady Mallard Duck can make
The worst dyspeptic glad;
Lord Salmon is a noble sight
In silver scales arrayed,
Prince Terrapin can fascinate
The heart of man or maid.'
The Duke Plum Pudding cuts a dash
When snow begins to ny
And shares his social honors with
The Marquis de Mince Pie;
But when the pumpkin's gathered in,
And skies are gray' and murky,
The centre of the table then
ls held by old King Turkey.
I Isj&?fj?s r???>T ?o La "fian
.Ancaie. afc.' pl^>e^L?Lin'
?NCLE JERRY WILSON opened
the gate and the milch cows
straggled out into the lane.
The old man went into the
barn, and taking down a saddle, tried
to lift it to the back of a pony. A
sudden rheumatic twinge struck
through his back and arms, and It
fell short, grazing the horse's rough
side and dropping to the straw-lit
He tried again and again, but with
no better success.
"It's no use," he groaned; "the mis
ery has got me again, and this is the
He leaned his head against the
horse's warra shoulder and something
like a dry sob came.
The pony rtfbbed his nose against
the man's down-hanging hand.
"You know, Dick, don't you? I
can't get on the saddle, boy. Old
Jerry's working days are done."
He dragged, the saddle out of the
way, and followed the line of cows
afoot down the lane.
"Well, I declare," said Martha Slm
mins, looking nut of the kitchen win
dow. "If there don't go Uncle Jerry
limping down the road after them
cows, and a saddle horse in the barn
eating his head off; I wonder if he
wants to get sick again, and me with
all that company coming for Thanks
giving! I've no time to be heating
flannels and fussing with him. -- It
seems as If the older men grow the
less sense they get."
The cows were cropping the scanty
grass along the roadside and wonder
ing in a slow bovine way why the gate
And Carried -His Possessions - Out Into the
.Ditch by the Roadside.
to the tule pasture was so long in
Unelo Jerry leaned against the
fence and watched them feeding. He
knew every cow in the herd; they had
all fed from his hand.
He loved the long stretch of tule,
the farms among the oak trees; he
could tell when every one was settled,
and the mark of each year's back
He knew where the ducks liked to
a? jam -^.'T^*
rariaaVt?! IicJciojalyr nraore;
feed, and the geese came swooping
on the sprouting grain.
As he stood there he thought of the
long summer days when he watched
the sheep feeding far out on the tule,
of the mirage low in the sky, th^ scur
rying of rabbits and the flight of
blackbirds. Then of winter nights,
when the green tule was a raging sea,
and the safety of the crops of the
year hung on the strength of the
levee and the vigilance of the
, watchers. This had been his life, and
now he had come to the end of the
As be toiled painfully back a team
drove out of a field. He hailed it.
"Going to town, Henry?"
"Why, yes, Uncle Jerry, In an hour
"Going to have a load?"
f=!RST THANKSGIVING Dir
eproduced From an Old and Rare Prin
"Nothing at all-going to fetch out
"Then" I'll speak for a ride."
"All right; watch out for me."
The old man turned Into the house
yard. Martha was going down cellar
with a big tray o? unworked butter
in her hands. Uncle Jerry went into
his room, a small place off of the
woodshed. He looked around the
meagre space as ho had looked at
There were the walls covered with
pictures cut from papers. He and
Johnny had fixed them, one rainy day,
wh*.i the lad was ten years old.
There was his comfortable bed, his
table and chair, the one place he
could call his own.
He drew out his old leather trunk
and put his clothes, into lt; then he
painfully did up his feather bed and
made his blankets Into a bundle. He
stole out and peered down the cellar
way. Martha was still molding but
He hurried back and stealthily car
ried his possessions out into the ditch
by the roadside. The neighbor came
by and they started for town.
"You may let me out at the county
"Whew, Uncle Jerry! how's that?"
"Rheumatiz, Henry; lt's come
again. Fcan'.t bother Marthy, so Pm
coming up here and doctor a spell."
The warden showed him into a
long, low room, full of beds. It
seemed to be the sitting room, too.
Half a dozen convalescents were
huddled round the stove, and from
a distan* corner distressed breathing
told of a very sick man.
It was a poor place; there were no
nurses; ( ld men loafing there through
the winter on pleas of illness helped
walt or. the helpless patients; the
othe.? did for one another.
Uncka Jerry was very homesick.
He was seldom out of pain, and lt
hurt him to see how little chance to
get well the poor fellows had. The
doctor's orders were often disre
garded, or carelessly fulfilled.
One young boy was very sick with
the pneumonia In the bed next to him.
Uncle Jerry took to nursing him.
"The poor lad," he thought; "he's
too young to lose his chai .^e of life."
He began to do things for tho
others, to keep account of the hours
for medicine, and pin it to each roug?
headboard. He made gruel, heated
milk and fixed the fire. The doctor
began to depend on him. "I'm good
for something, after all," the old man
would say, "and perhaps the Lord
sent the rheumatiz to just get me
The day before Thanksgiving there
was a sound of strong steps on thc
porch, and the door flew breezily
open. A big six-footer stood there
his presence seeming to fill the dingy
space. . -.? y&iZ. A j?&
"Here you are, Uncle Jerry," he
called, .''but you needn't think Johnny
Simmons is going to let you stay In
an old place like this. I've just got
home, and I tell you I made things
hot on the ranch. Where's your
traps? I'm going to take you home
The old man was clinging to the
lad's hand, his face shining with joy.
"I say, Uncle Jerry," the: other
went on, "I've rented the Bruce place
and you are going to live with me.
It's first-rate quarters-big fireplace
to keep you warm and nothing to do
but company me, for I've got a China
cook. The man that nursed me
through the smallpox sha'n't stay in
such a hole as this," and he looked
"You're real kind, Johnny, and I'd
like to bide with you; but I shouldn't
be no 'count to you, laddie, just set
ting round, though I know I'd be wel
I come to my bite and sup. But, boy,
I there's something I can do here
these poor fellows don't have anybody
that knows how to look after them.
I can remember medicines and fix
them comfortable, and now and then
say a word that helps 'em to die
i easier. It's a great comfort to be of
some use, even if I am all crippled up.
The pain isn't so bad, for it's warm
here, and I get plenty to eat-plenty,
boy. Don't you see Johnny, boy, I'm
having a Thanksgiving all the time?"
"O, Uncle Jerry," cried the young
man, "I want to do something for
"You can, Johnny, boy; you can d(
lots for me here. I'd like some papen
-From The Mew York Mail.
to read and a bit of a duck or a
chicken now and then to fix up for a
poor appetite. Then I'd lih.e just to
see you, when you come up to town,
and know about you. work. O,
there's lots you can do; but, boy, I
want to keep my Thanksgiving here,
doing some good in God's world."
Don't talk to me of solemn days
in autumn's time of splendor,
Because the sun shows fewer raj*s,
And these grow slant and slender.
Win*, it's the climax of thc year,
The highest time of livingl
Till, naturally-its bursting cheer
Just melts into Thanksgiving.
-Paul Lawrence Dunbar.
A November Nightmare.
Thank the Lord, sing His praises,
Bow in adoration;
We afc blest, we are favored,
As no other nation.
One the heart, raise the spirit,
Pray with earnest- feeling:
Show the wounds, tell the sorrows
He will do the healing.
Thank Him now. thank Him ever,
While on earth abiding;
Be it much, be it little,
All is His providing.
-M. J. Adams.
? ?COG osaca QC $C e
COW TONIC. . ~*St t
A dairyman who has had good re
cults with home treatment or ailing
cows recommends the following when
a cow refuses to eat and shows some
digestive troubles. It is in the nature
of a purgative tonic. First, he gives
t ?? r?.w linseed oil, t"*.3n COIIOTS
with two ounces of a mixture com
posed of tincture of opium, tincture
of ginger, tincture of rhtAsrbi two
ounces.of each, and ons ounce tinc
ture of capsicoh. This dose is given
in a pint of lime water three times a
day.-American Cultivator. "V^a**
DEADLY PARIS GREEN.
Although it is a fact that old-time
farmers still use dry Paris green by
the ton to kill cabbage caterpillars,
although sprayed arsenates, not so
deadly, are better insecticides, still
you need not worry. Professor Sur
face, of Pennsylvania, after analysis,
finds that to amass sufficient deadly
green, one must consume 200 cab
bages at a sitting. What a blow to
those "hunting trouble," for ycry few'
people eat over one two-hundredth
of this number, even at Sunday din
ner.-H. E. Fullerton, in.the Amer!?
FOR KEEPING.FOOD, COOL.
A farmer correspondent uses a sub
stitute for a refrigerator which at the
same time is more convenient than
carrying provisions to the cellar and
back again. He makes an enclosure -|
of twelve-inch round tiling from his
kitchen floor to the cellar bottom and
six or eight feet deeper,, or until he
reaches about water level. The tiles
are fastened together with cement
ind fitted with a neat cover about
level with the kitchen floor:- The
temperature at the bottom of this
enclosure is quite low and food let
lown by means of a cord and wind
lass is kept from spoiling, he claims,
almost as well as in a refrigerator.
It is used for keeping butter firm and
to prevent milk, meat and other pro
visions from spoiling. - American
GRIT AND GREEN FOOD.
Three items commonly neglected
ire sharp grit, enough green food
and plenty of meat food. After a few
years a poultry yard becomes bare of
good grit material as well as of green
food and the fowls need more atten
tion in those particulars than at first.
The meat part of the ration is doled
out by some people as if it were a
kind of medicine instead of food.
The best way is to keep meat scraps
on hand all the time in a meat hop
per, allowing the birds to eat 'all they
care for. It is a rather expensive part
of the food, but returns more growth
and eggs for the money expended
than any other one item. It is hope
less to try to get much of an egg rec
ord, especially in fall and winter,
without feeding plenty of meat and
milk.-Farmers' Home Journal.
.INGREDIENTS OF FERTILIZERS.
Three substances must enter into
any complete fertilizer: (1) Nitro
gen, which forces quick, succulent ,
growth, and is, therefore, valuable for
vegetable crops; (2) potash, which
gives rich flavor, and should never be
omitted by the home gardener; (3)
phosphoric acid, which makes the
fiber of the plant, and is necessary in
all crops that are to endure over the
season. High grade fertilizers have
these elements in the following pro
portions: Nitrogen, ten to fourteen
per cent.; potash, forty to fifty per
cent.; phosphoric acid, twenty per
When buying a brand look only
at tho figures referring to these three
items-all others are reiterations and
of no service whatever.
The ideal all-round fertilizer for
lasting effect is one having the ratio
of nitrogen, two; phosphoric acid,
four; potash, five. This can be mod
ified according to one's desires and
the crop to be grown. For instance,
in the early spring, for growing spin
ach, nitrate of soda, which gives ni
trogen only, is perfectly satisfactory
on most soils, so that there would be
no need of giving extra potash or
phosphoric acid.-Indianapolis News,
SUGAR IN CORN. <
Sugar is one of the most elusive of
products. It is well known that the
sun is the great sugar producer and
that a couple cf cloudy days will ac
tually drive a large proportion of a
sugar beef's sugar down into thf
ground. Then more sunshine will lift
it up again.
The effect of environment upon the
content of sugar in Indian sweet corn
has been studied by the Department
of Agriculture. The almost universal
uso of sweet corn for food throughout
the country renders such an investi
gation of peculiar interest to consum
ers as well as t.o producers. A single
\arioty of seed was planted in differ
ent localities from South Carolina to
Maine, and the quantity of sugar in
the product was carefully determined.
At the same time weather data were
secured which are utilized in deter
mining the effect of environment in
all of its factors upon the composition
of the product. It wa3 found that
within twenty-four hours after har
vest, if exposed to ordinary tempera
tures, a- very considerable percentage
of the sugar had disappeared from
the grains of the corn. This fact has
led to the observation that it is nec
essary to market the product as soon
as possible after harvest, and mean
while to keep it at as low a tempera
ture as can be secured.
Dig Crane Killed by Telephone Wires
A large craiie is hanging by his
neck on tho telephone wires at the
southwest end of Hog Island, oppo
site buoy No. 2, and how the crane
c?mc to die by hanging has been a
mystery and a topic of much specu
lation among the ferryboat passen
It is thought the crane suddenly
swooped down to nab its prey, and
not taking heed of the telephone
wires, looped its long neck about one
of them and was jerked down to
death. The accident is a que?? one.
-Charleston Post. ~ -