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ST1. . , ; THANKSGIVING. . ' ' Great (Jod, -we sing Thy love alwayv - - For Thou art ever wondrous kind; But on this glad Thanksgiving Day : Hew songs of prais our lips shall find. From out Thy wealthy larder fed, """. . - V V Ve praise Thee for our daily store; Thou Hast our table richly spread, - .;; - And we have had enough and more. S - ' ! When clouds our' pathway have beset, v- . ' ; -. And . life has seemed a wilderness, - . ' ' Thou didat not us at all forget; ' !''v ' . ' ''" . Thou then wast near to help and bless. The year hath told" the story old, i The story of Thy love and grace; , Through summer's heat and winter's cold, -Ihe same sweet characters we trace. ' Great God, we sing Thy love alway, , . ' 1'hy goodness ever bear in mind; ... And stilt-will praise and still will pray, t For. Thou art ever wondrous kind. ' Robert M. Offord, in Christian Herald. 66 NE-EGG A o Tfiianksgivin Sketch. By MARGARET E. SANGSTER. ONSIDERING the hard timps Madam PhnJrman 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 the circle vof matrons, ob served expectation in their faces and went firmly on. MI 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 vie w of the price of eggs and butter, of sugar and spice, of flour and milk and everything else 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 nerves any way." "One-egg cake L. very plain and the men will stay away it we give them poor coffee. Can we not have the same grade of cake as formerly and make the coffee after the same recipe, for economy's sake cutting the cake thinner and pouring the coffee into smaller cups?" This was the suggestion of a woman who had long been a social engineer in church matters. The Ladies Aid Society of Centre ville 'had for years done much of the self-denying work that is part of the province of women in. most of our churches. When the 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 home cooking, but whr-m the periodical return of hard times swert the land over like a chilling frost, the . need of .frugality sternly impressed on the- poor man closed down with iron hold on the consciences and'impulses of the richer neighbor, who just then should have teen srjending instead of - saving money. . . . Mrs. Foster Arkright. who had pro posed dne-egg cake and weak' coffee as suitable refreshments in a hard times year, and whose will' and lnflu- Y if f - C AKEL" ence wers 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 father 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 example of scant expenditure all along the line. She had been in the habit of keeping three maids; she had , dismissed two and was managing her home with a 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 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 econ omize," she said, "and probaoiy tne maioilty will be compelled to, let us not blgin in the church. . Suppose we begin at home. The children will thrive and flourish on bread and mo lasses, and we may, if we like, omit cake from the home bill of fare; but when we are making an offering 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 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 of bread together. I think the bread 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 of flavoring' V - ' ". The . little: ;lady had finished her 1 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 band 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 pitality;: ; : ;,-;r . ;. ; j. - 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 ret duction to the minimum of every cent expended. The woman who in lavish times runs her house on lavish lines, should not be suddenly meagre be cause her neighbors have to be, her own exchequer haying 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 thenr wages. People who begin their economy, so to speak, at the church door," curtailing their do nations, taking sittings instead of a Tew and halving their contributions instead of doubling them,, almost tempt Providence by an attitude full of insult to the Divine goodness.- The Christian Herald. THANKSGIVING. Like breath of roses on the highway blown, S- When one is weary plodding on his way Within the blaze of summer's shining day; Like cup of water cold in thirsting known; Like voice of cheer when one . has been alone, Thanksgiving comes with radiance of May, It 'turns our toil, to pleasantness and Play, And happiness to us is plainly shown! This spirit is the breath of spring that - makes Old earth renew its strength in larger life; " It is to us the sense of endless youth; And when the soul to it in love awakes, It turns to blessedness all scenes of strife, Inclosing us in paradise of truth! William B run ton. THE 'BIRD OF SURPRISES. The turkey is a curious fowl Which all men truly prize; It is . his great delight to prowl In many a disguise. He is a thing of beauty when He struts; but he is most. Alluring when he comes again, The hero of a roast. And thence in mystery he roams Through his adventures rash; As versatile as Sherlock Holmes, He turns up in the hash. At dinner, later in the day, We taste the soup with glee; Then turn in wonderment and say, " 'lis he! Once more, 'tis he! . : , Washington Star. AN OLD-TIME THANKSGIVING. Oh, the -good old-fashioned dinner Of the good old-fashioned days, Served as only grandma served it With her quaint, old-fashioned ways! ' When the uncles, aunts and cousins . Gathered round the festive board Loaded 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 slept! Gobbler in the place of honor, Flanked by ducks and chicken pie; Sucking pig, with jaw3 distended By a polished Northern Spy; Mashed potatoes, squash and turnip; Onions lending of their strength; GRACE BEFORE MCEAT. t v. yet; Wetnank The'e, Lord, for 'daily food; Thy gifts are ever wise and good; : Stately plumes of snowy celery ; All along the table's length: ; , At one side the dessert standing Shining pyramids of fruit, 1 Apple pie and mince and pumpkin, ' Raisins, nuts and sweets to boot! Grandpa bending o'er the turkey, As he deftly wields, the knife. Keeping for himself the wishbone. That it sow no seeds of strife; -Grandma, sweet, serene and placid. Ever with a watchful eye v . . Lest the good things in their circuit Pass some bashful midget by; ! Uncle Ned, with endless stones; Laughter ringing 'round the board! In the good old-time Thanksgiving . Least of all the harvest hoard.8. ' ; ; T. W. Burgess. THE the Y"nc THANKSGIVING BRIEFS. '.' , BY H3XKN VAIL WALLACE. , Be thankful that the roses of lift are so sweet that you seldom remem ber the thorns. -V 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 cuddle. '' 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 pearance." ' ' . " Be thankful for the power to think only kind and sweet 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. WE THANK THEE, LORD! Wj thank Thee, Lord, for spring's glad hours, ' . " For summer's sunshine, brds and flowers, Full harvests, and good cheer; For autumn's rainbow hues and glow, And winter's mantle white of snow For blessings through the year! , For food and raiment and increase Of harvest plenty, and for peace; For pleasure, joy and grief: For tod and pain, for care and loss. For sleep, for strength to bear life's cross, J) or kind and; glad reliei For liberty and Fatherland, For a united household band, ; For all our needs supplied; Oh, God, our Father, we to-day Give thanks for all; and Thee we prayt With us still to abide! Henry Coyl. KING TURKES. Sir Oyster is a gallant 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 Is held by old King Turkey. New York Press. t) - 1 v f 4 Thy bounty hath our table spread; Give us this day our daily bread. " A Guilty Conscience. 1 "Please. Mr. Gobbler, 'twasn't 1 Iwho said that you were to be killed, j It was the cook." Philadelphia Ledger.- ;-: ;r ! ; V WW FUNERAL OF MR. CAEI ACK Jjep: 'Gloom Pervades His Native City eBusiness "Entirely Suspended - and -Public Buildings ; Draped. While the Distinguished Son is Laid Among His Fathers. - ColumDia, : Tenn., Special. -Busi ness .was entirely suspended and the people :of this city : and . county, to- I gether with large delegations from many other Tennessee counties turned out in force to do honor to the memory ' of : the late Senator Carmack. Public buildings were draped out of respect to, his memory and. a' deep gloom pervades this entire commu nity. - ; r.. - ..,.'v'-.-'''"r--'-J . The funeral was help at 11 o'clock'. in the Methodist church. The sarv ices were , very simple, but impressive, and the scenes at the church and at the gTave where the , distinguished statesman was. laid to rest were such as will never ' be forgotten by the as-; semblage present. . The funeral services ; at the , church were in charge of Rev. W. ? T. Boah, pastor of the JHrst Christian church here, the church of which Senator Carmack was a member. Rev. Lin Cave, of Nashville, delivered the ad dress at the church. At the grave the burial was conducted with Mas sonic honors, the deceased being an honored member of the Masonic order. These Maconic . exercises were presided over by ; Major John Wil liamson, of this city, past grand master. -. Floral offerings were sent from all parts of the State. The offering from the citizens of Columbia and Maury county was a magnificient pall, which covered the entire casket. When the funeral train reached the church shortly after 11 o'clock, there was a deathlike hush over the great congregation For a full hour before the time, tor the iuneral great crowds of sorrowing friends began to gather at the church and the auditorium was packed - to overflowing by 10 :30 o'clock, while hundreds were turned away, being unable to gain admission. Within the chancel was a large likeness of Senator Carmack draped in black. - . There were prominent men present; representing all sections of Tennessee leading supporters and personal friends-of the dead Senator, Heidi on Murder Charge. Nashville, Tenn.; Special. A State warrant charging him with the mur der of former United States Senatoi Edward W. Carmack was served on Robin Cooper at a hospital. Cooper is now in charge of three deputy sheriffs. He will be removed to the 'county jail as soon as his con dition permits. It developed, ac cording, to. the physician who is at tending young Cooper, that two; shots were fired at the young man, one penetrating his shoulder, the other going through his coat sleeve. . The , excitement in this city over the terrible tragedy Monday after noon in which . Edward W. Carmack, former United States Senator from Tennessee. ; this city, was shot and killed by Robin Cooper, a young at torney of Nashville, and son of Col. Duncan B. Cooper, a close personal and political friend of Governor Malcolm R. Patterson, has" to a cer tain extent abated, yet the tragedy is still the sole topic of conversation in political circles both in this city and throughout the State. Colonel Cooper, who was with his a .1 1 . 1 i -V St son when the latter snot Mr. uar- mack, has .been remanded to nail without bond, charged with murder. Young Cooper remains under guard at a local hospital where his wound ed arm is being treated.. His pre liminary trial on the charge of mur der will be held as soon as he is able to leave , the hospital. Both the Coopers and Senator Carmack have manv friends here and throughout the State. Cooper's statement is that the affair was merely a street duel in which both sides met and both began firing. The friends of the Coopers claim they had tried to avoid a meeting with Carmack, it is said, and they were on their way to the State capi tal in response to a telephone mes sage from Governor Patterson, when the tragedy occurred ; that Senator UarmacK had been warned ana .was expecting trouble. , Friends of Senator Carmack stren uously claim that the killing was the result, of a conspiracy pure and sim ple; that when Senator Carmack left The Tennessean office for his board ing, house the fact was, telephoned from a house near The Tennessean office- and the Coopers " were notified that the Senator was on his way and to he on the alert. , It ; now t develops, according to friends of Mr Carmack, that there was a third party with the Coopers just before the shooting, a former county official who is a close personal-friend: of " both the Coopers and Patterson.' Friends of the dead Sen ator intimate that there will be sen sational developments within, , the next day or so , regarding the affair. Mistrial in Case of Postmaster. Norfolk, Va. Special. The ;jury in the case -of James T.-Read, former assistant postmaster at Newport News, Va., charged with the embez zlement of $6,462 in money.; order funds announced its hopeless dis agreement and was discharged. . ', The jury stood nine for conviction and three , for acquittal.- Read ;was ad mittedto $1,000 bail for his appear ance 'at the next term of the Federal Court, May next. - ' V- A 10 (M MINIMOM Set By Convention of Southern , Cotton Growers . "NIGHT RIDING" IS CONDEMNED Governor Patterson, , of ; Tennessee, Welcomes Delegates to i Memphis Officers tof Conference Chosen. Memphis, Tenn., Special. The Southern Cotton Conference was call ed here last week. Gov. M. R. Pat terson welcomed the delegates. The responses were ' made ' by Charles S. Gay, of Montgomery, and ' Harvie Jordan, of Atlanta," president of the Southern Cotton Growers' Associa tion. Governor Noel, of Mississippi, also spoke. : Harvie Jordan was made permanent chairman and ' George HYvrmp tf "MotyitaVivc iir.il TVT XT . bert of Chiclet, Ark., were chosen secretaries. , - .' An address by Bishop Thomas F. Gainor of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee, en ic The Keynote of tho Conference" concluded the formal addresses of the opening session. Mr. Jordan, in his ' remarks as chairman, said it, was fitting that the conference should be assembled in this, the largest interior cotton' mar ket in the world. ' "We have assembled," he con tinued;, ''to safeguard and protect the great staple crop of the South from the artificial and depressing in fluences of federated interests which operate to the detriment of every business interest in this section of America. We face a serious con dition, and whether we will rise equal to the emergency and protect our interests as men of brain and business sagacity, or indifferently ac cept the situation and parade before the world our voluntary weakness, is the issue which presents itself to this convention."' Mr. Jordan said raw cotton is the only great staple commodity in the word today which is selling below the cost of production, notwithstand ing the fact 'that it represents one of the world's greatest necessities. "That this great staple should ever sell at a price to the cotton growers of less than 10 cents a pound," Mr. Jordan continued, "is a reflection upon the manhood and intelligence of the Southern people. If the cotton growers, bankers, merchants and allied business interests of the South will determine that the price of spot cotton must and shall go back to 10 cents before November passes, that price will be protected the financial future of the South will, be saved, and not a spindle in the world will be injured." . Mr. Jordan strongly condemned "night riding" and urged that the convention give its attention to the boll weevil menace. He also recom mended the formation of a. chain of warehouses wheref rom receipts could be issued which would be acceptable as collateral for short-time loans by the leading financial institutions ..in this country and in Europe. . Ten Cents as a Minimum. Memphis, Tenn., SpeciaL-rJDenun- ciation of "night-riding," and a fiery defense of the "night-riders" threw the4 convention of the SHithern Cct ton Growers' and Ginners' Associa tion into disorder and nearly termi nated the session before the program had fairly begun. While excited del egates hurled charges,, and counter charges, T. U. Sisson, of Mississippi, moved that the convention adjourn sine die. , President Jordan finally brought a semblance of quiet and made a plea for order. The general committee on resolu tions 'presented their report, which was unanimously adopted, recom mending that so . far as possible in each individual case, none of the crop of 1908, still in the ownership of the producer, be sold below 10 centjS per pound for short staple cotton, and urging growers to hold the ' crop so as to prevent selling in excess of one tenth per month of the remaining crop of 1908. The cotton growers are urged toapply to the local banks for loans secured- by warehouse re ceipts representing cotton to be held" for the purpose of being marketed only when . demanded for actual con sumption. Over. SCO Men Entombed. , Hamm, - Westphalia, Germany, By Cable: The greatest mine disaster in many , years in Germany occurred Thursday; morning in the Radbod mine, ' about three miles from this place. There was a heavy explosion in the mine about 4 o'clock and al most immediately the mine took fire. There 'were 380 miners working under the ground at the time and only six escaped without injury. Thirty-five were taken out - slightly injured and 37 were -dead when Nrought to the mouth of, the pit. - Tht remaining 302. have beea giveivup for lost. ' Tag Sinks in Pamlico Sound Crew ,Norf blki Va., Specials Ne ws h as? reached the city of the sinking of the tug Hampton in Pamlico Sound, N. C, duriog the prevalence of a severe northwest gale, and of the - loss of Captain W J. Rawley, commander The crew escaped. The tug .was bound from .Norfolk itf : Newbern, towing three lumber laden barges. The saf ety of thd b-V.-Ecs is still in doubt.