. , ; 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.
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
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-
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.
Like breath of roses on the highway blown,
S- When one is weary plodding on his way
Within the blaze of summer's shining
Like cup of water cold in thirsting known;
Like voice of cheer when one . has been
Thanksgiving comes with radiance of
It 'turns our toil, to pleasantness and
And happiness to us is plainly shown!
This spirit is the breath of spring that
Old earth renew its strength in larger
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.
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.
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.
'.' , 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
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!
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.
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 ! ;
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
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
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
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
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.
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