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April 22, 1915
THE three sweetest words in the English lan
guage are mother, home and heaven. Just
home is enough for the average man, a place
where he can go in the quiet eventide and
find solid comfort and rest. The average woman
can never possibly realize how a man feels, towards
home. Some days ago the writer overheard a lady
say: “I believe every man wants to find his wife at
home when he comes in from his days’ work.” Os
course he does, and it is a compliment to his wife
that he feels thus, instead of wishing that she were
off some place else. Through the long day’s toil
the average man is sustained by the thought that
at night there will be fellowship of a sympathetic
“Love wore a threadbare dress of gray
And toiled upon the road all day.
Love wielded pick and carried pack,
And bent to heavy loads the back.
Though meager fed and sorely tasked,
One only wage love ever asked —
A child’s white face to kiss at night;
A woman’s smile by candle light.”
Horne Life Presupposes Marriage.
The Creator was infinitely wise when he saw that
it was not good for man to live alone and created
for him an helpmeet. Woman was God’s last crea
tion and his best. If I were an infidel and could
have no other reason for believing in a Supreme
Being who creates and controls all things in the
material and spiritual world, than the marriage of
man and wife, I would be convinced of his existence
and providential dealings with his creation. Call
it animalism if you want to but the attraction of
a man for a partner in life is divinely implanted.
We all have read with peculiar interest the story
of the couple who decided to bring up their boy
without his ever seeing a girl. When he was about
18 years old he accidentally saw a girl, and he ran
begging his father for one. Solomon wrote in the
long ago that he could not understand the way of
a man with a maid. It is not understandible today,
but a man can no more help thinking of the oppo
site sex than a young man can help his thoughts
“A GREATER NATION THRU A GREATER SOUTH”
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the negative side regarding affirmations proved by
the government researches of the nation.
The Southern Commercial Congress is not merely
an annual meeting. It is a union of effort on the
part of all Southern commercial bodies and indi
vidual business institutions to bring two things to
pass in our day: First, to induce a proper under
standing by the people of the South regarding the
significance of the physical resources of their states
in establishing a greater nation through a greater
South; and second, to sweep out of the mind of
the world all elements of misunderstanding re
garding the South, its prospects, its people, and its
The Southern Commercial Congress was desig
nated to be a confederation of all local Southern
commercial bodies and individual business institu
tions interested in Southern progress, an extended
Chamber of Commerce doing for a section of coun
try what the local chamber does for its community,
a centralized source of information and inspira
tion for local organizations, a national office for
each, a co-operative bureau for assembling and cir
culating nationally the broad facts regarding indus
trial, commercial, and agricultural possibilities and
progress in the South.
National and International Organizations at
The Sixth Annual Convention of The Southern
Commercial Congress, to be held in Muskogee, Okla
homa, the last week in this month, will be presided
over by Senator Duncan U. Fletcher, of Florida,
President of the organization, and will be partici
pated in by 'representatives of national and inter
national organizations, bringing to one platform
the most important leaders of constructive thought
in the fields of Agriculture, Immigration, Municipal
Efficiency, and Foreign Trade ever assembled in this
Four international organizations will be repre
sented. “Steadying the World’s Price of Agricul
tural Staples Through the Establishment of a Per
manent Inernational Commerce Commission on
Ocean Freight Rates” is the subject of a report
from the International Institute of Agriculture, a
By Rev. W. H. Faust.
lightly turning to thoughts of love, in the glad
springtide. Every normal man looks forward to
the time when he can look into the face of his child.
Not to be able to do so is a serious disappointment,
and one from which no man ever fully recovers.
Purity of life counts. Harper Scott said to his son
as he left for Paris: There’ll be a time in your
life when, if you haven’t been decent you will wish
to heaven you had.” He that loveth his life shall
lose it. This is specially true of married life.
There must be in it this foundamental idea of sac
rifice. One must be willing to serve and here comes
in the great Christian truth that he that would be
greatest among you must be your servant. Man is
more than an animal. Abraham Lincoln proved
that years ago and Christ taught it to the apostles
in his work with them before he ascended to the
right hand of the Father.
Necessity for Expression of Love.
Some one has truly said: “Love unexpressed soon
dies.” Bowditch, the great mathematician, made it
a rule of his life never to allow his wife to come
into his presence without expressing in some way
his pleasure in seeing her. It is useless to say that
his married life was happy. It could not be other
wise under such favorable conditions. Express
your love and be not ashamed of it for love is of
God—yea God Himself is love. In the marriage
relationship it is well to understand that it is wise
to be neither Epicurean * nor Stoical. There is a
wise middle ground upon which the happy ones
stand. The wise will find it, the foolish need not
If I were to turn to the poet of love I would look
in the direction of Mrs. Browning who basked in
the love of her husband always. She sings truly:
“How do I love thee. Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the breadth, and depth, and heighth
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right;
federation of fifty-four nations, prepared by Hon.
David Lubin, the American Delegate.
Hon. John Barrett, Director General of the Pan-
American Union, will deliver an address on Foreign
Trade Day, interpreting the activities of the Pan-
American Union, a federation of American Repub
J. B. Case, President of the International Irriga
tion Congress, will speak on “The Colonization of
The American Commission on Agricultural Or
ganization will be represented by Col. Harvie Jor
dan, of Atlanta, Georgia, President of the South
ern Cotton Growers’ Association.
Among the national organizations to be repre
sented are the United States Commission onßural
Credits, appointed by President Wilson, to be rep
resented by Congressman Moss, of Indiana. The
United States Commission co-operated with the
American Commission in the investigation, of rural
finance in eighteen countries of Europe in 1913.
The United States Commission has, by Act of Con
gress, been perpetuated throughout the fiscal year
The National Marketing Committee, in session
at Washington recently, adjourned, to meet in Mus
kogee in April, and appointed Congressman Wm. S.
Goodwin, of Arkansas, to deliver an address inter
preting the plans and purposes of the Committee.
The Committee on Immigration,, appointed at the
national conference held in Washington, December
12th, will submit its report. Hon. M. V. Richards,
Industrial Commissioner of the Southern Railway,
a member of the Committee, will be the representa
tive of the Committee at the Congress.
The report of the American Commission of Mu
nicipal Executives, which participated in the Inter
national Municipal Congress, in London, in July,
1914, will be made by Leßoy Hodges, of Virginia.
The American Commission was assembled under
the auspices of The Southern Commercial Congress.
The Latin-American Trade Committee, appointed
by Secretary Redfield, will be represented by sev
eral members and a report will be made to the
Congress by Clarence J. Owens, Managing Director
THE GOLDEN AGE
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love, I seem to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.”
Too often the flowers are kept until the nostril
is still in death. The kind word is held back until
the ear is beyond the reach of sound, or the heart
out of the realm of sympathy. If you have flowers
give them to the living. If you have a kind and
cheerful word speak it today and let the preachers
do the eulogy stunt after death. In a magazine I
read what at first seemed to me a piece of fool
ishness. You read it and then reread it, and then
read it again, and you will begin to appreciate its
wisdom and beauty. Some one writes in my Little
Boy: ‘Father,’ says he ‘What is life’ I give him a
tap in his little stomach, roll him over on the car
pet and conceal my emotion under a mighty romp.
Then when we sit breathless and tired I answer
gravely. ‘Life is delightful, my little boy. Don’t
you be afraid of it.’”
It is hard for one to awake to realize what un
selfish love is until he discovers it in the fields of
fatherhood or motherhood. I have my serious
doubts whether one can ever pray “Our Father” un
til he has looked into the face and felt the pull of
little fingers around his heart-strings.
Home is poorer without mother, and it is but a
step above without children. Take out of this
country our homelife and the prattle of children
and it would be a vast winderness of unhappiness.
Thrice blessed is the man who has a home, and
blessed above all men is that man who can, at the
close of day, frolic with his own children and thus
drive away the ghosts of unhappiness.
“A charm from the skies seems to hallow us there
Which seek through the world is ne’er met with
Home, home, sweet, sweet home
Be it ever so humble there’s no place like home.”
of The Southern Commercial Congress, who is a
member of this committee.
The National Foreign Trade Council will be rep
resented by Mr. Jas. J. Farrell, President of the
United States Steel Corporation, and Mr. Willard
Straight, of Morgan & Company.
The National Association of Commercial Organi
zation Secretaries will be represented by Mr. W. C.
Culkins, of Cincinnati, and Mr. Lucius E. Wilson,
of East Dorset, Vermont.
Hon. Joseph E. Ransdell will be present, repre
senting the National Rivers and Harbors Congress,
and will deliver an address on “Our Rivers and
Harbors and Their Relation to Agriculture.”
The Inland Navigation Bureau will be represented
by its Manager, Hon. John M. Bernhard, of New
The Southern Commercial Secretaries’ Associa
tion, made up of the commercial executives of six
teen Southern States, will participate on the pro
gram, through several of its officials, including Mr.
Adolph Boldt, of Houston, Teaxs Past President of
the Association; Mr. Bruce Kennedy of Montgom
ery, Alabama, Past President; Mr. A. V. Snell, Past
Secretary, of Charleston, South Carolina; Mr. Carl
J. Baer, of Little Rock and Mr. Walter Parker.
Manager of the Progressive Union of New Orleans,
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RECREATION VERSUS DISSIPATION.
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ures and in his preparation to prepare himself for
a life worth while.
Therefore, be a Christian in your play and in
your work. Take no chances. Character is all that
is worth while in this world. Be right with God,
and right with man, and you shall be blessed for
ever more. Do not tamper with sin. It will bite.
Its sting is death.