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T7J7 ' I xJJ 101 VOLUME IX. COOKEYILLE, TENNESSEE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21,1911. NUMBER 51. FOTMAM LID Mt. View Lodge, No. 179,1. 0.0. F. ' Of Inrerest To Every South ener. The. Confederate Veteran, Nash- ,ville, Tenn., requests notice in every Southern newspaper. It disseminates I information about soldiers of the war held a good, though slimly . attended on Doth sides; it has' Ion represented . A.! L.1J .Li IClL ' r ineeung was nem on me iotn msu jv D. Bockman N. G presiding. The usu al routine business was transacted. The Grand Master of I. O. 0. F. Went to Briceville and upon investiga tion learned that seven Odd Fellows lost officially every general Confederate org anization, and is enthusiastically snp- ported , by the men and women who are familar with it While ardently loyal as its name -indicates, it is so dignified in tone and so patnotic that it main- a 4 I ODa mas .(breet their lives in the coal mine disaster at ain3 not oniy the respect but the good that place on the 9th inst. An aDDeal w"' r "other side." for assistance has been sent out. A The Veteran is doing an important large and flourishing Odd Fellows Lodee work in helping to establish records for is at Briceville. The seven unfortunate dependent men who wore the gray aud brothers in the disaster leave about the widows of such who seek pensions. f SO dependents. ; , , R. A. Brown Grand Master, I. 0. O. F. has Bent out a circular letter- jacking up the secretaries of subordi nate Lodges. In regard to brothers be- Besides, it secures intercommunication between friends of the long ago whose inquiries are printed gratuitously. The Veteran i3 printed on a fine paper and is illustrated with high-cla3s engra- ' ing dropped for non-payment of dues. v,nSs . Ifc ?s one of the most creditable a suggestion from him as to how adeli- ?rTr 3 ZLfKTf quent can be made to pay up would be I the; assertion that in the distribution of attentively listened to by the secretaries .; who are already worried over the prob- lem. ; The best way is for all to keep AX- T 1 - ' raeir ques paia in advance ana not wait for statements near the 'end of the 'term."''?: Over one hundred members are more or less behind. Last term only 20 were behind why the difference? Come and settle like men. t Only about two weeks to end of term. Only 13 stand to be dropped. ' , , . . To feel strong, have good appetite and dictation ' sleen soundlv and cni'nv lif use Burduck Blood Bitters, the 1 great , syste m tonic and builder. : t ; :y:-v'i:';Weddlnfl Beil;::1;. Last Saturday afternoon at ; two o'clock Miss Irma Gentry and Mr. Virgil Nichols were married at the home of brides mother, v Mrs. Moses Lee of this city, nev. w. ai. wcuaren omciating. Miss Gentry has been one of Putnam County's successful teachers. Mr. Nich ols has been in California for a year. He is a son. of Roy Nichols 'of near Gentry. . l-i .1 . nr .. . T . I miss r ranees duck ana mr, isucnanan s King were married last Sunday by Rev. W.W. Baxter at his home. The bride is a daughter of William Buck, who lives just east of town.;, Mr. King is a son of Hon. J. N. King. Mr. and Mrs. J. N. 'King gave a dinner to the newly married couple on Monday, quite a com pany of invited guests aharine in the , hospitality. To the Stockholders of the Cookeville Home Telephone Co, You owe rentals at this date of $112,50 1 uncollected and we owe to ; Mr. John Spakman for Nov. and Dec. services $100 of this amount; as Mr. Speak man is going to quit at the close, of the year and we are to hire someone else to run system for us beginning Jan. 1,' add as j we will have -all our debts , paid but $325. ' We want and i uge that you each of you that we have rents against 20 to the central office at once, before Dec. 31. and pay to John ; and sret his receipt arid help us to help you out . of debt and pay John. We owe turn and must settle it; , L. B. Jackson, Pres. , , f J. N. King, Secto ; i ?: ' "' .'! -..-v : ' J". ; , ' Chrlatmaia "t Shipley . ; . TheChristmas Optogram, at Shipley -will be given by members of the public school and Sunday school, instead of the latter alone, as: indicated , in the Herald last weec. - over four million of copies he . has neard of fourteen complaints. not I i I The Star of Bethlehem never shown on a brighter Christ mas than this. The world is at peace, enjoying prosperity, with plenteous sobply on every hand. True happiness begins 1 by, making others happy, hence, true enjoyment lies in the ' giving. The giver's sentiment is best expressed in the gift that provides for the personal comfort or plessure of the re- 1 cipient. You can open an account at this bamc for the boy or girl with one dollar or more, as; you wish. N We give you the pass book with entry of the first deposit therein which ' may be presented as a Xmas gift. Young people who learn to save in youth form a habit that will prove beneficial all through life. The "nest egg" deposited will not be apent like a gift of currency or coin, but will encourage the recipi ent to add to it and lay the foundation for a substantial bank account. 'Wishing you a Merry Christmas and extending to " yoii the compliments of the season, we are ypurato command.' ' a i i i t I i a a a ! ! EPPERSON, HARP. POINTER ii,:.y & CO'S. CONTEST Mrs. Will Swall6ws:..I86,188 Mrs. Oscar Clark. ....,..:'..81,418 Mrs. H. M. Williams 83,790 Mrs. A. E. Irwin. . ..U..... 42,286 Mrs John Cornwelh 44,817: Miss Annie Fowers ....40,592 Mrs. R. L, Reagan... 36,815 1 Mrs. J. B; Dowell -u -...41,137 Mrs. F. M.; Byers .....,.;.v.33,946 Mrs. W. L. Terry..: . 34,181 ; Mrs. Alex Burton .....82, 285 ! mrs. a. fomter ;....'..i-.43,234 Miss Sarah Brewer ...-v .30, Q59 Mrs. Frank Turner.. . : . '.ui 1.38. 093 Mrs. G. E. Pennington ...28,465 I lira ' Klr,MmTnti' OO Mn. A. Phillips. ....... .28, 894 Mrs. Harvey Quails ......35,025 Miss Belle Rock well..... .27,235 Mrs. Joe Whitaker......., 27,597 ; Mrs. Jim Buck..r..-.......25,659 Mrs. James Ballard.. ......23,288 , i .. .. -. , ,4 CHRISTMAS IS A PROPHECY 'First NaSiomial BaniiEs ! 1 Cookeville, Tenn. Capital Double that of Any Other Bank in Putnam County ',..'.;' ;; . )v ?;;r.,. ' UNDER DIRECT CONTROL OF THE U. S. GOVERNMENT - ' J. T. Anderson. President ' Thos. Mason. . . Cashier Gid H. Lows. Vice President J. R. Douglass, Vic President ! it Forecasts the Perfect vSocial Con ditions Which Will Fulfill the Promises "of bhrlst.' r uiisiuma is noi oniy a ract com memorating the one sacred festival in the world's calendar, but the glor ious prophecy of a" coming day. sur-. passing ail the brightest social dreams that have ever visited the most ad- ......... ji . auieu uuman mma. He sprang, on His human, nature side, from klnea ana peasants, from saints and sinners. He is vet to lift every Deasant to th Kingiiest throne of character and trans- lonn me - cnier. or sinners into the holiest of saints. He allied Himself with poverty and the common Deonie. He is yet to banish poverty with all Its Ills, from . the world, and to give 10 common numanity their rightful sovereignty. He worked with Ufa hands for His daily bread. He is yet to dignify and glorify in the thought of mankind all, honest toil. . He hon ored Woman with His symoathetlc and appreciative regard. He is yet to re lieve ner from every form of serfdom created by the past ages. He took Mtie children in His arms knd blesAl them. He is yet to make blessed the child life in. every welcoming; home. He gave His peace to. His distracted disciples, p; He Is yet to make wars cease unto tne end of the earth.. He united His brethren with Himself and His, Father In one unbroken oneness. He Is yet to make every man a broth er to his fellow-man and at one with his Father in Heaven. CD Spirit of gbri$tr:& , There is , hardly a festival in the calen dar which has such a hold on the hearts of old and young alike as Christmas ' Day. The ring of the car bells and ' the voices -upon the streets seem to take on a more cheery tone, and the spirit of , the time seems to throw a glamour over places and things which ordinarily are devoid of all beauty. As it. is with places, so it-Is with people.;; They, too, not only seem to chahge, but the transformation does take place in millions of hearts to a greater or less degree. The spirit of Christmas, even affects people who for the rest of the year are devoid of sentiment and of feeling for their fel lows.S The most "interesting stories of Christmastide are those which will never appear in printtrue stories ,of men and women whose thoughts have been only of their own selfish aims and pleasures, but have been awak ened, if only for a day or two,' from their usual self-complacency, moved by some force of which they are only half-conscious to dosome act of kind ness to make the day happier for someone less fortunate than them selves in a worldly way. The Chris-" tian Herald. , , The Christmas Spirit. But don't you; see that there Is a Santa Claus! ; He isn't a man In a fur coat, and a reindeer sleigh and all that, but he is the Spirit of Christmas, isn't he? They've - personified that and made a saint of him and invented legends . about him-rfor ; the children. but when we're no longer children and &on believe, in him. we still have that Christmas spirit and it's that that gives presents and makes us feel toward one another, and makes Christ mas what it is. Harvey J. O'Hlggins. It is Interesting to trace ; the , origin of' festival customs to those connected with, Druidlcal superstitions 'of classic observances, and h it will ; surprise many to learn that -, ; - present-day sports very closely resemble the celebrations ob served of old in honor of Saturn or Bacchus. ' ' , - The Roman Saturnalia, which 1 oc curred in the winter solstice, were a season of great festivity and rejoicing, honored by many privileges' and .ex emptions, r The spirit of ; gaiety had free charter, and even quarrels were suspended, to be resumed after the holidays.;;.-"' .vf'"-7 As a 'manifestation of the gratitude felt at the renewed prospects of the returning march of the sun; gifts were exchanged and; special hymns . were sung. These latter were really the Roman representatives of the modern carol' J v; '" V'v.w--;" At the Saturnalia the Roman feast ed, sang and danced, as we do at unrisimas. r a ruietv or kids was ap pointed, who enjoyed certain preroga-', tives. He presided over the sports of, the season. Probably he is the an-; cestor of the lord of misrule, who ex ercised a similar , power in more re cent times. Merriment was a matter of general concern, and .the Joyous spirit of en tire districts is now narrowed to fam ily parties. ' , . 1 It is the touch ' that makes the whole world kin, and it is a pleasant , reminder that, after all,, history re peats Itself.. . kJJ ;Not Blessed. . The presents you forget to cire to others who don't forget to tfve to you are not so blessed.