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COOKEYILLE, TENNESSEE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21,1911.
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-
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.
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
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 ;
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
. 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
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
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, ' 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.
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.' '
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
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CHRISTMAS IS A PROPHECY
'First NaSiomial BaniiEs !
Capital Double that of Any Other Bank in Putnam County
',..'.;' ;; . )v ?;;r.,. '
UNDER DIRECT CONTROL OF THE U. S. GOVERNMENT - '
J. T. Anderson.
. . Cashier
Gid H. Lows.
J. R. Douglass,
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-
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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,
'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
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
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.
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