tiia NASKYiLua gl6b friday, November i. 1901
The Ladies Home Journal recently
sent a woman on an experimental tour
through the metropolitan churches.
Her reception varied from warmth to
frigidity. The inference naturally to
be drawn from the record of her ex
perience is that the churches which re
ceived this woman coldly were blame
worthy, and that those which received
her warmly were praiseworthy. Such
an inference is based on the notion
that one who goes to a church service
to worship has the right to think of
her personal treatment.
The conception of the church service
as an occasion for promoting the inter
change of social courtesies among its
members and for extending social cour
tesies to others places on a" low level, if
it does not altogether destroy, the mo
tive of church attendance. It is based
on the conception of the church as a
club. It assumes that the church is
owned by its members, that those who
attend its services do so upon suffer
ance, and that it is therefore the busi
ness of the members of the church to
make any stranger who enters its
walls for worship feel like an honored
It is the weakness of American Prot
estantism that this club conception
prevails among the Protestant church
es of this country. No one would think
of attempting to take the social tem
perature of Roman Catholic churches
by applying to them a journalistic
thermometer. In a Roman Catholic
church no woman would expect per
sonal attention unless she had made
her wants known to the priest or to
some one who could take her case to
the priest. To the credit of Roman
Catholics be it said that they attend
church services for the purpose of wor
shipping God. They do not expect to
receive a welcome in church, any more
than the user of a public library ex
pects a welcome whga he sits down to
read. The real test Jor the social value
of a church would be the experience
of a newcomer who, desiring really to
participate in the life of the church,
made his presence known as one who
had a right to share the religious in
stitutions of the community. But this
test is not here under consideration.
The experiment of this journal's rep
resentative cannot be accepted too seri
ously. If she had gone to church to
hear the truth, or so much of the truth
as the preacher might give her, if she
had gone to worship God, she would
not have been greatly concerned
whether she was warmly or coldly re
ceived. She did not go to listen or to
worship. She went to see whether
people would pay any attention to her
om ciouies. as a test for the true
character of the churches she visited,
we do not see that her purpose was
valid. Indeed, would not most respect-
aoie poor people spurn as an intrusion
and an impertinence any action based
on me assumption that they go to
church for the purpose of securing at
tention? Is it proven, indeed, by this
lest that any poor woman who should
go to any oi these churches to ask
plainly for assistance would not re
ceive it? Nevertheless, the experiment
is not without its value.
It reduces, in the first place, the
club conception of a church to an ab
surdity. It shows that in the city, at
least, few large churches can conform
to this conception consistently. In
other words, it indicates that, however
buiuucmy rroiesiant unristians may
maintain their church privileges as
though' they were the privileges of a
club, they are forced by modern con
ditions to forego their duties as dis
pensers of church hospitality. This ex
periment, In the second place, helps to
emnnasize, by contrast, the concep
tion of a church as a community in
stitution. It shows not only where the
present weakness of Protestant church
es lie, but also the direction in which
they must move if they would indeed
become the churches of the people.
Protestantism has weakened itself
by casting away the dignity of the
Church; it has weakened itself by bid
ding for patronage. All sorts of people
criticise it on this its own assumed
position. If the churches will but say
boldly and frankly, Those who enter
here for worship need expect, no social
attentions, for this is the place where
man draws near to God and God draws
near to man, more would attend.
churches than now. Avowedly based
on democracy, the Protestant "church
finds its principal weakness in its lack
of democracy. The assumption that a
visitor to a church desires attention is
an assumption that places the visitor
in a position as religious clubs, formed
primarily ior me intellectual en
tertainment of their own members
through their architecture and music,
they would no longer be open to the
criticism which their present position
The only way, therefore, by which !
American Protestant churches can
justly declare that such criticism as
is involved in this journalistic visit a
"vion is undeserved will be by making
citt!kthat their purpose is not to pro
.; vide socW entertainment of any kind
through their religious services, but
rather to give to the community and
to all who desire it the opportunity for
hearing the truth and for worshipping
the Eternal. The Outlook.
An Unfaoiling Sign of the Crossing of
mason and Dixon's Line.
Even if a man never took his eves
off his soup plate he ought to know of
his location as soon as he goes south
of Mason and Dixon's line. Any one
with a trace of sense could tell It by
Okra is as common in the South as
it is rare In the North. It is said to
be synonymous with gumbo, though
some authorities declare that eumbo
involves the presence of other items
than merely okra. As the latter ap
pears in American seed catalogues un
der at least fifty different names, there
is room for confusion.
It is said that okra came originally
from Africa, and indeed It has been
proved that the Egyptians used it long
ago. Tons of it are grown in Turkey
and north Africa, and it is a staple ar
ticle of food in the West Indies and
In this country its principal use is
in making the various gumbo soups.
The pods' not only give an agreeable
flavor to the concoction, but a peculiar
mucilaginous consistency, which is
highly prized by those who like it.
Sometimes the young seeds are
cooked as a vegetable, as green peas
are. Sometimes they are boiled and
served with French dressing as salad.
According to directions issued by the
Department of Agriculture, no copper,
brass or iron cooking vessel should be
used in preparing okra. The metal
will discolor the pods and even render
them poisonous. Use only agate, por
celain or earthen ware.
The New Orleans Picayune's cook
book gives the following recipe for
One-half pod of red pepper without
Two pints of okra, or about fifty
Two large slices of ham.
One bay leaf.
One sprig of thyme or parsley.
One tablespoonful each of lard
Salt and cayenne to taste.
Clean and cut up the chicken.
the ham into small squares or dice and
chop the onion, parsley and thyme.
Skin the tomatoes and chop fine, sav
ing the juice. Wash and stem the
okras and slice into thin layers of one
half inch each.
Put the lard and butter Into the soup
kettle and when hot add the chicken
and the ham. Cover closely and let it
simmer for about ten minutes. Then
add the chopped onions, parsley, thyme
and tomatoes, stirring frequently to
prevent scorching in the kettle.
Then add the okras, and when- well
browned add the juice of the tomatoes,
which imparts a superior flavor.
The okra is very delicate and Is
liable to scorch if not stirred frequent
ly. For this reason many Creole cooks
fry the okras separately in a frying
pan, seasoning with the pepper, cay
enne and salt, and then add them to
the chicken. Equally good results
may be obtained with less trouble by
simply adding the okra to the frying
chicken and watching constantly to
prevent scorching. The least taste of
a scorch spoils the flavor.
When well fried and browned, add
about three quarts of boiling water
and set on the back of the stove to
simmer for about an hour longer,
Serve hot with nicely boiled rice,
Round steak may be substituted for
chicken, but it must be borne In mind
that- the chicken gumbo is the best
flavored. New York Sun.
and that in a few moments the build
ing would be free' of the fumes. Bos
HOLIDAYS NEXT YEAR.
Next year Washington's Birthdav.
Memorial Day and the Fourth of July 4
alt fftll nil Satllrloir frdrlnif V.o. ?
.vuuuj, feimug my yuuu
three "double holidays." Ordinarily
these three do not fall on the same
day, but by the intervention of Febru
ary 29 next year Washington's Birth
Day falls just fourteen weeks earlier
than Memorial Day, which regularly
comes five weeks before the Fourth.
The advantage of having a holiday
adjoin a Sunday, for people who desire
to seize the opportunity to make- trips
out of town, is very great. In creat
ing the last holiday Labor Day ad
vantage of this principle was taken in
the selection of a first Monday instead
of a numbered day of the month. In
1909 Washington's Birthday falls on
Monday,' the 30th of May and the
Fourth of July on Sunday, which will
mean a Monday observance, so that for
two' years in. succession double holi
days ate assured. In the latter year
Christmas will also fall on Saturday,
thereby- affording the most complete
trio of the "double holiday" possible
in our calendar. Boston Transcript.
Grandma's Wonder Bread
Is the Sweet, Nutty kind, and we bake it Fresh every day.
The price at any of our seventeen retail stores
2 LOAVES FOR 5 GENTS 2
It gives that satisfied feeling after drink
ing and it is the best value you can get.
Roasted daily by us and for sale at any
of our seventeen stores.
H. G: HILL,
GROCER AND B AKING CO.,
Riu STORE. 101 PUBLIC SQUARE. PHONES. MAIN 435-1232.
WATCHES BAK-D AMD FROZEN.
I will be with you in a moment. I
must finish baking this batch of watch
The speaker was a jeweler. He said,
as he worked:
I supposed you are surprised at the
idea of watch baking. I will explain.
The machinery of a. watrh 1s rlpllpate:
vpt it miis.t wnrk thft anmo i-n winter OFFICE! 42S filth Ave., IN.
as in summer, the same in Russia as Pythian Temple, Phone, Main 4 J 50-Y.
in Cairo, the same In the Sahara as in
Iceland. There is only one way to ac
complish this. The watch must be
regulated to heat and cold.
"I am regulating these watches to
heat Afterward in a refrigerator I
will regulate them to cold. Then, when
they go out in the world they won't
disgrace themselves in any climate.
"Chronometers must be regulated
more carefully than watches. They
are often kept for weeks In tempera
tures that are now zero and now 120
degrees." Louisville Courier Journal.
9 to 1 J a. m., 2 to 3:30 p. m.t 7 to 8 p. m.
dr. j. a. McMillan,
VENEREAL DISEASES A SPECIALTY.
RESIDENCE: 67 FIRST AVENUE, S. Phone, Main 2595. .
DOG KNEW THE H RSES.
"I saw a curious illustration the oth
er day," says a business man, "of the
wonderful acuteness of scent possessed
by the dog. Three or four carriages
were waiting in front of a fashionabli
Broadway establishment when out of
the door there came a fat poodle, trot
ting leisurely along. He raised- hi9
head and took a look at the line of car
riages. The drivers were in a little
;roup chatting, so that no carriage had
a human occupant. The poodle went
across the pavement, sniffed at the leg
of one of the horses and went on. Ere
he reached the second carriage he was
forced toward the middle of the side
walk by two people going in the other
direction. He went past the carriage
door, smelled the leg 6f one of the
horses, then turned back, and without
hesitation, Jumped into the carriage,
curled on one of the seats and went to
"He had evidently lost his mistress
in the store, but he remembered the
carriage and identified it by the horse."
St, Louis Globe-Democrat.
MARINE DIVER'S QUEER JOB.
Stopped an Ammonia Leak that
dangered Life and Property.
That "necessity is the mother of in
vtntion" was never more forcibly
made true than yesterday, when a sub
marine diver, clad in his under water
garb, was sent into the store of Hollis
&. Rich to put a stop to the leak of over
powering fumes of ammonia which
were filling the place.
Shortly after 3 p. m. the cap of the
big tank which is filled with the am
monia used in making the freezing
mixture connected with the cold stor
age plant blew off and the deadly
fumes tilled the cold storage plant and
gradually made their way through the
walls to the store itself and up through
the elevator well so that the entire
building was filled with them
The proprietors of the place were at
their wits' end as to how to put a stop
to the leak before their stock was dam
aged. Somebody in the crowd that
gathered suggested a deep sea diving
outfit and Mr. Hollis jumped at the
suggestion, and running to a telephone
got a diving concern to send a man up
at once prepared to make the most
curious diving feat ever accomplished
by any diver
Putting on his garb, the man entered
the building where it seemed that no
man could live. His assistant pumped
tresh air to him and the diver worked
away without great discomfort, fitting
a new cap on the tank.
He was inside the building less than
half an hour before he returned and
told the people who waited for him out
ONE CENT SAVINGS BANK WILL
PAY ALL DEMANDS.
As a result of the agreement entered
into by the cleaning house of this city
to limit all depositors to a stipulated
amount per week, the president of the
One Cent Savings Bank was inter
viewed by a Globe reporter as to what
steDS that institution would take. He
"1 was not called in the clearing
house conference, and therefore can
not sav anything about their plans. I
enn only speak for the One Cent Sav
ings Bank. We will pay every cent on
leposit in our bank upon demand."
A GREAT REVIVAL.
The First Baptist Church, of Chat
tanooga, Tenn., of which Kev. c. A.
Bell, D. D., is pastor, has just closed
i i i a-i
a most successiui revival mieeuus.
There were eighty-eight conversions
and many accessions. This i9 one of
the strongest churches numerically,
financially and spiritually in the de
nomination. This church is famous
for the interest it takes In Foreign
Missions. It often contributes at the
Dantist State and National Conven
tions more money for missions than
any other church in the denomination.
The finest piano that money mid skill can
produce, extra massive ease, extra finely fin
ished; made only in the finest fancy iiLrured
burl walnut and finely figured .mahogany or
quarter sawed oak; double veneered inside
and out, is what the National Baptist Publishing-Board
offers in their many styles of
pianos. Such as styles 5, G, 10, 12 and 11.
The tone of these instruments is unexcelled
for its exquisite quality.
THE ARTIST UPRIGHT
are pre-eminent. The tone is clear, liquid,
mellow and well sustained and affords in all
the registers a harmony clear and equal, and
of that sympathetic nature which, under the
hands of an artist, arouses the enthusiasm of
the listener. The prices and terms are with
in reach of all.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION APPLY TO THE
National Baptist Publishing Board,
523 SECOND AVENUE, NORTH,
Mr. James Watkins, the well-known
barber, who is in the employ of the
"Little Gem Barber Shop," sustained
a painful wound in his right hand last
Tuesday. While cleaning a revolver
a cartridge accidentally exploded, the
ball passing through the fleshy part
of his right hand and striking the fix
tures in the barber's, shop. Mr. Wat
kins' wound was dressed almost im-
Bnedrately by one of the physicians in
the neighborhood and at present is
Bide th,at tb task win acconpllj&td I pprovlu rapidly.
A .D. McNairy ,
THIS OI.I) RKI.I AIW.K
Wood and Coal Dealer.
Wholesale and Retail.
Telephone, main SO.
Office 'Phone 1271. Residence 'Phone 3443-R.
Dr, J, B, Singleton
408 Cedar St, 1116 Jefferson St.
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