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JACKSONVILLE, FLA., DECEMBER.1, 1909.
THE LAST CALL.
We have faithfully tried to lay the claims of the
Advocate upon the hearts of the people this
year. We can conscientiously say we have done our a
best. We have written no harsh letters and conse- i
, quently have received no harsh replies. On the *
contrary, the subscribers to the Advocate have put i
us under great obligations to them by their kind
S letters. We wish we had time to answer them all, ?
i or tell these dear people how much we appreciate
S what they have written. We come now to the last I
S call. We want to make a good showing to the Con-
* ference, not only for our own sake but for the sake
* of the people and the paper. There are more yet
who are in arrears. Will you not please heed this
? last call, dear friends? We are sure you do not
mean to be negligent, but in this busy world, we
sometimes forget. Let this last call tor the year
S be a reminder. Do not wait for the preacher to call. .
I He gets no commission; besides, the postage and i
money order will cost him five cents. Please send
your subscription yourself. We hope our brethren,
the pastors, will be as diligent in these closing days
as they have been in the past. Here we wish to
thank them for their great and good work for the
paper. Its success is due more to the pastors than
to the editor.
Please send all money at once to N. H. Williams,
Box 1185, Jacksonville, Florida.
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THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.
Sermon on Christian Liberty.
By A. M. Mann.
Text: John 8:36-"If the Son shall make you
free ye shall be free indeed."
Liberty of the true type is a priceless boon. This
does not consist of unbridled passions, nor always
of supposed freedom of will or of conscience. Per-
fect liberty cannot exist in conjunction with evil.
Evil may sway the will and color the conscience,
therefore, evil must be entirely removed before the
will or conscience can be wholly free. The love of
liberty is inwrought and innate in human nature--
man was created to.liberty. For an indefinite pe-
riod he revelled in its edenic sweetness and glory,
and having forfeited liberty by transgression he
has ever since longed to regain it. As intimated in
the text liberty has been provisionally restored to
man through the redemption made by Christ, and
unto many it has been actually restored, but not
all men have realized it or enjoyed it all the time.
But men's ideas and conceptions of liberty have
been crude, like their ideas of surgery ,etc. All.
have desired it and do desire it, but their varying
definitions constitute a veritable babel of voices,
and their pursuits after it have been wildly confus-
ing, some saying, "lo here!" and some, "lo there!"
-but "go ye not after them."
Some have contented themselves with the type of
liberty enjoyed (?) by the untutored savage. Here
is liberty to do almost as one pleases, but will the
modern civilian consent to go back to it? Do its
greatest privileges satisfy the longings of even a
savage soul? Does not he look away to a realm
sublimer than his own, and long to depart and
Who of Christian Europe or Christian America
would return to even the palmiest days of Egypt,
or Babylonia, or Assyria? Nay-even to the high-
est type. of the non-Christian civilizations of the
world-the Greek? In the United States of Hellas
the world had a spectacle of the most perfect
democracy it has ever seen. The almost unparal-
leled struggle for liberty made by this great people
produced some of the world's greatest statesmen
Here we have Aristotle, who became a veritable
peripatetic in his restless endeavor to link thought
with thought, and axiom with conclusion. Plato,
the pupil of Socrates and greater than he, sounded
the depths of philosophy, and lifted the gauge for
future systems of philosophy. But in the end he
chafed and fretted as an imprisoned bird, and
longed for a divine one to appear and set his pil-
loried spirit free.
Socrates, confident that he had sounded the
depths of moral virtue, and had snapped the thongs
that bound men to lives of evil, died, not knowing
that he had forged a chain of self righteousness
around the necks of millions.
But even under the influence of a liberty that
was decidedly faulty, the country became great
and the people great. Her Homer and Demosthe-
nes, her Aristotle and Plato, and Socrates-belong
to all the ages. The light of her democracy even
now gleams from Bartholdi's statue of liberty,
and the notes thereof sound as funeral dirges at
the passing of oligarchies, kingdoms and monar-
chies, and with entrancing beauty at the birth of
The distilled dews of her Acropolis have watered
the universities of all lands, while the soldierly
qualities of her citizen-yeomanry has been the ad-
miration of the world.
But who wants to go back there? Who does not
know that in the very hey-day of. her military,
intellectual and civic glory the worm of vice was
eating out the very vitals of the nation? Though
boasting her liberties she continued a slave.
As the captive taken in battle was bound to the
chariot wheels of his master, so all Greece seemed
bound to the chariot wheels of vice. And while
she should have marched forth as a mighty giant,
bent on world-wide emancipation, she fell bleeding
and wounded and dying beside her own altars of
lust, upon which her own life blood had been
Neither does the heart's deepest longing, when
rightly interpreted, seek after the liberty of the
modern freethinker. Free-thought-so called-
and free-love are twin sisters, and both are progeny
of a vicious ancestry. Destruction is in their path.
Their keenest shafts are trained upon the unit of,
our civilization-the Christian home, while their
fiercest sword thrusts and most terrible philippics
are hurled at the Rock of Ages. Should their un-
holy aims be realized and their tenets dominate
our social life, it would inaugurate a period which
would rival in sensuality and bacchannalian excess
the times when Venus and Bacchus ruled in the
minds of Greek and Roman.
We do not desire this, we have had enough of it.
Our highest boon will be the glorious privilege of
thinking God's thoughts after him. And this will
we do with deepest reverence, basking in the sun-
light of his supernal glory, ascending the heights
and occupying the broad domains which constitute
the conquests of the infinite mind. We would not
run before our Lord, but would reverently follow
Nor would we penetrate to unseemly depths the
hazy mysteries of speculation, but being accorded
the privilege of entering the pathway of truth we
would walk therein, keeping in the middle of the
road, accounting ourselves highly favored indeed.
Here we occupy a place far above heathen philoso-
pher or logician, heathen poet or romancer, natural
scientist or common historian. Here is realized
the quest of the ages, but none save those whom
Christ makes free are permitted to enter. The
poet may see the truth in dim outline, the ro-
mancer may clothe it in beautiful garments, the
logician may piece together its jagged ends, the
philosopher may announce its message, the scien-
tist may point out its details, but all these-some-
time sat by the wayside, and hearing the name of
Jesus of Nazareth they cried out, "Jesus, thou son
of David, have mercy on us." Being asked what
they desired they replied in chorus, "Lord, that we
may receive our sight!" and he gave them vision.
Otherwise they blunder on in darkness, not know-
ing at what they stumble.
Some have defined liberty as the unrestrained
gratification of evil desires, the exploitation of the
masses for the aggrandizement of the privileged
few. Whether this contention be found in politics
or society, it is equally narrow, unchristian and
One says, "Let me alone while I debauch my
character;" another says, "Let me alone while I
debauch the character of others;" another, "Do not
restrain me while I shed this man's blood;" anoth-
,er, "Hinder me not while I pull down these em-
blems of innocence, and drag them through the
mire and filth and make them to cower and grovel
at my feet." The saloon claims the liberty to de-
spoil the homes of the land, robbing them first of
all material substance, then of peace and then
of virtue. To turn quiet, peaceful homes into pan-
demoniums of strife, debauch their young man-
hood, drag the husband and father down to the
lowest levels of vice, clothe the women and chil-
dren in rags, and bind upon the blanched cheek of
maidenhood the brazen badge of shame.
I come now to more delicate and questionable
ground, but stand "upon it without fear or hesi-
tation.-One may look in vain to the fruits of a
medieval or modern priesthood for a true type of
Christian liberty. I refer of course to the Roman
Catholic priesthood, past and present. I need not
dwell much in the past-the present is sufficient.
Indeed the present is but a true commentary upon
the past. The lapse of time reveals a system of
age-long spoliation, in which her deluded subjects
have not only been plundered of their substance,
but proportionately robbed of that which is dearer
than life-their character. Let the "Pearl of the
Antilles" arise after having endured four hundred
years of this kind of "liberty," and let her give
testimony to the truth. Let her unparalleled illit-
eracy, and seventy-five per cent. of illegitimate
children plead her cause against a tyrannical foe
whose unholy reign was more terrible than war
and more destructive than famine.
Let Spain and Mexico, and South America and
even France-till she threw off the yoke-pass in
review and give their testimony to a common cause.
A system that has reduced Spain within a few cen-
turies from the greatest of the maritime. nations to
less than a fifth rate power, must be sadly at fault
somewhere. This is not the irony of fate, but the
logical sequence of a system. To charge this to
the account of Christianity is to slander the Son
of God. The liberty wherewith Christ makes free
proposes a freedom for the whole man-physical,
mental and spiritual. Men and nations thus un-
shackled grow strong and great. The converses is
equally true, as the unprejudiced student of history
Athletes are not developed in dungeons, and
those who have attained mental and spiritual great-
ness have broken the manacles of ignorance and
sin and have moved out into a large place. En-
vironment counts for more than heredity. Genius
may arise on the frontier-this is not denied-a
Lincoln may be born and reared in a log cabin, and
far removed from social advantage and culture, but
ordinarily a Gladstone or a Wesley treads the sa-
cred campus of an Oxford, and one day looks in
upon the holy of holies and beholds the smoke of
the ascending sacrifice. A nation in bonds comes
not into the comity of nations. The nation is the
individual and the individual is the nation. Such
is Spain-fast fettered to the see of Rome she
cannot develop into her own stalwart individuality.
Yea, such was Europe till the monk of Wittemburg
snapped the thongs of Romish dogma and medieval
heresy, the breaking of which sounded across five
continents, and continues to re-echo and rever-
berate around the world.
It may be that mind and conscience may both be
bound, and yet one can and will find the Lord.
How far it would be safe to push this as a psycho-
logical proposition I do not know, however, I ven-
ture a little way. It would not do to say that all
who have been thus bound were lost-this would]
be equally uncharitable and untrue. To discover
the extent to which they have been thus bound
would doubtless help to solve the difficulty. Per-
haps it would be safe to say, "they were partially,
but not altogether bound." May not their real
state be correctly presented in Cardinal Newman's
hymn, "Lead Kindly Light?" The person whom he
here impersonates-some think himself-is made
to say, "The gloom encircles," "The night is dark,
and I am far from home." But it seems like a
concession to say this much, and it hardly seems to
comport with the text, but somehow I cannot find
it in'my heart to deny that man entrance into the
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kingdom of God-not after the earnest prayer and
implicit trust breathed in those lines.
Then again when I think of how'far short most
of us come of the full measure of that liberty pur-
chased and provided for us by our blessed Lord, it
behooves us I think to be charitable towards others.
We have already seen, too, that Christian liberty
does not empower us to think independently, but to
think God's thoughts after him-not liberty to run
before our Lord, but to follow after him.
All, too, will frankly admit that sin is an incu-
bus on the soul-whether little or much. Yet Mr.
Wesley preached about "sin in believers," and a
large part of the Christian world today teaches
that there is sin in believers, and that it will abide
there as long as they live.
But to the extent that a man is sinful, to that
extent he is not free, but is-bound, and even if it
be true that he can retain sin in his nature and
life and yet be saved ultimately, it would never-
theless retard his life and dwarf his character.
This has been abundantly seen in the illustrations
above. But this is dangerous ground to occupy-
it is not ideal ground to say the least of it. What
is being made free but deliverance? and do we not
call our Christ our great deliverer? What do we
mean by this-delivered in part but not altogether
delivered? partially free and partially bound? It is
quite certain that our Lord's ideal is complete de-
The liberty therefore with which Chrism'makes
free elevates to a perfect, erect, and noble man-
hood. It restores self-consciousness, -delivers from
the bondage of sin, causes one to arise from his
former grovelings before the altars of lust and
stand erect and be a man. Accompanying his de-
liverance from sin, new privileges are conferred
upon him-high and infinite in character. The
wide stretching domains of his Father lie out be-
fore him, over which he may roam at will. These
are both material and immaterial, natural and su-
pernatural. In the realm of the natural the trans-
formation has been great, in the realm of the
spiritual, complete. In nature as in grace, "old
things have passed away, all things have become
new." Wood and field, mountain and valley, hill
and plain have become vocal with the songs of the
ages. Everything presents a new view, teaches a
new lesson, and imparts new life. The gold has
lost its sordid qualities and become the instrument
of universal blessing. Earth's gems cease to allure
to death through the mirage of deception, and flash
forth a dazzling light which is from above the
stars. The rose is sweeter, the violet bluer, the
daisy more modest and the lily purer than ever
they seemed before. The bursting granaries and
exhaustless mines of metals and gems read to him
the story of infinite bounty and love. The starry
firmament is but the canopy which stretches over
the domains of his Lord.
And all these have become his by inheritance-
he may traverse these domains at will, and extract
from these resources, infinite in character, the
sweetest peace of mind and richest joys of heart.
He would not abuse these privileges, but would use
them according to the will of God. His supreme
joy and highest liberty is to be permitted to please
his Father. In the realm of the intellectual and
spiritual, he may ascend to the highest heights
overlooking God's boundless domains, and looking
both ways through the vistas of the years behold
in outline the beginning with the end of things.
His ascent to the holy mount will lead him by way
of Calvary, where he will behold a crimsoned cross,
and will read in this gory symbol the story of a
fallen and ruined race, and of a full ransom paid
"in agony and blood." But if he misses Calvary
he will not reach the holy mount, as no other path
leads that way. As Bishop Ward truly and elo-
quently said, "there are many paths that lead to
glory, but all go by way of the blood-stained cross."
On. reaching the holy mount his telescope will be
a certain number of canonical books-those of the
old and new Testaments as commonly accepted.
THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.
with the aid of every other devout and reverent
help that may come to his hand. By his side will
stand one who is invisible, who will yet give him
vision and will enable him to see and understand
what otherwise would be hazy and mysterious. He
will hear a voice saying unto him, "I am come to
guide you into all truth." In rapturous joy he will
ascend the tall mountains and view the wide ex-
panse, while every object that greets his eye will
burst forth in a vision of glory. Down into the
deep caverns of grief and sorrow he will descend
that he may explore their hidden mysteries and ex-
tract from their somber bosoms their deep secrets
and deeper lessons to humankind. Up from these
deeper experiences he will ascend to scale higher
heights than before.
Then away to the rich diamond fields of his
Father his Guide will lead him, causing him to dis-
cover and explore the hidden treasures of his
Lord. Here he will behold gems as myriad in num-
ber and dazzling in glory as the jewels of the skies.
When all has passed in review before his wondering
eyes he will be told, "This is your Father's house
below-the ante-chamber to your Father's house
above." Then he will hear the voice of the invisi-
ble one speaking to him again and saying, "All are
yours, and ye are Christ's, and Christ is God's."
Talk about liberty! It is not enjoyed by a.child
of sin but by a child of God? I expect, some day
to explore the universe! And away from the dark-
ness of cavernous depths, and shrouds of mystery
I shall forever move, into the full light and glory
of God's own face And upon whatever I shall
press the soles of my feet I shall possess jointly
with my Lord and the redeemed of his grace.
Isn't it glorious? Could more be desired or
gained? Sinner, don't you want to be made free?
Repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and
you shall be free, "for whomsoever the Son makes
free, he shall be free indeed."
An Earnest Appeal.
FROM time to time this year the editor of this
paper, acting in his capacity as editor, Con-
ference Missionary Secretary, and above all,
as an ambassador of the Lord Jesus Christ, has
urged upon the Methodists of our Conference the
needs of our Home Mission work. Not that it is
the only needy or worthy cause, but because our
own State and our own people need and must have
the Gospel. No more touching appeal comes to the
heart of a preacher or a layman than comes from
the lips of the presiding elders, who have traveled
the several districts of our Conference, and at the
Annual Session lay their claims before the Con-
ference Board of Missions. We are sure if our
people could hear the pleas of these leaders in our
Zion, they would be moved to larger liberality for
this great cause.
Every dollar of this money is and has been
wisely invested. With no desire to offer invidious
comparisons, we feel that no money has yielded
to the church greater returns in precious souls
than the money spent for Home Missions. When
we remember that practically one-third of all our
charges receive aid from the Home Mission collec-
tion, and when we remember that many of our
large and strong stations and circuits were but a
few years ago receiving help from this fund, we
will see the truth of the above statement. Be it
remembered, also, that it is no impeachment of
our work to report this large number of mission
charges. It is complimentary to the wisdom of
our forces. They have been seeing opportunities
and have not been slow to grasp them.
Our cities call to us with their ever increasing
tide of population. Your children, dear brethren,
sisters, have come to these centers. Shall we not
give them a chance to worship God as you have
taught them at home? Shall they be denied the
offices of the church in whose bosoms they were
nurtured? Then for their sakes, for Christ's sake,
and your own sake, help this cause.
Our rural districts need help from the Home
Mission fund. We are reaping year by year a
choice harvest from these fertile and blessed fields.
Bright boys and girls are in our fragrant pine for-
ests and around our dimpling lakes. Hear the call
of the Home Mission cause as illustrated in the
need of their bright young lives. Preachers and
noble laymen, and elect women not a few will
come from this source if we will go to them with
Every cause represented in the assessment laid
on your charge is an opportunity for you to praise
God with your substance, but when you have paid
up all these claims in full, please give your preach-
er some money as an extra for Home Missions.
The Pastor's Circle.
IN the realm of politics we often say that ours
should be a government of the people, by the
people, for the people. In the pastoral realm is is
proper to say that the pastor should be the pastor
for the people as a whole and not the pastor of a
select few. It is too often true that the pastor al-
lows himself to become the admired of a small but
influential circle, and that select minority demands
special consideration when the Bishop's cabinet con-
venes. The pastor's circle is largely limited'to the
few whose likes and dislikes seem to be of more
importance than the likes and dislikes of the peo-
ple in general. Thus the pastor has a "preferred"
circle, and this circle must be satisfied in the ap-
pointment by the Bishop's cabinet or there will be
"rebellion" at that particular church! Their's is
supposed to be the mind of the church as a whole
when really it is the mind of a limited circle.
We have in mind a case in point. A few of the
most influential brethren and sisters made the pas-
tor the object of their special admiration. He
moved continually in the atmosphere of their plaud-
its and praises. But the great bulk of the less in-
fluential yet precious souls had never felt the warm
beatings of his pastoral heart. Like the Eastern
Magi, they looked for a star that should guide them
to a pastor of the humble and lowly. They hoped
that the Bishop's Cabinet would send a pastor to
this. larger circle. They "knew no man after the
flesh," but simply desired an impartial pastor who
would feed the whole flock in the same green past-
Well, the hopes of this larger circle were at last
fulfilled. The ideal of the few was removed and an
impartial comforter of the flock was put in his
place. Then it was that the church as a whole re-
joiced while the smaller circle of consequential ad-
mirers turned up their noses and lifted up their
voices, protesting against such disregard of their
feelings and declared that the church was ruined!
Be it remembered that no progress had been made.
The admired preacher and his circle of admirers
simply "had a delightful year" together, while the
main flock was "scattered abroad." Yet this little
circle said that the change had ruined the church!
This, we hope, is an exceptional case, and it ap-
plies only to those to whom it does apply. It is un-
fortunate that a few "leading members" of the
church can become so self-centered as to almost ig-
nore the wishes and needs of the bigger crowd, who
are expected to support the gospel, by demanding
the repeated return of their "lovely" idol! But it
is more unfortunate when a pastor confines his at-
tention to an "inner circle." He is not only partial
in his ministry, but he loses the rich spiritual re-
ward which comes from feeding and comforting the
humblest member in all the flock.
THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.
FOR THE GOOD CONTRIBUTIONS Cheer Each Other
OF US ALL TJI 1 1 UTIO N S3 on the Way
THE FLORIDA PREACHERS' INSTI-
Dear Advocate:-As published some
time ago, the Florida Preachers' Insti-
tute will hold two meetings next sum-
mer, one at some convenient point in
the upper part of the State, and one
in South Florida. The program at
each will be practically the same, or as
near so as it is wise to make it. The
participants, of course, will in most
cases be different. For the meeting in
the northern part of the state, those
who live up that way will take part,
and those who live in South Florida
will have charge of the program in
that section. A number of the par-
ticipants will not be appointed until
after Conference, so that each one may
be appointed in his section. The parts
will be assigned as soon as possible af-
ter the appointments are read and the
participants will begin study and prep-
aration at once. It has been deemed
wise, however, by the executive com-
mittee to appoint some of the partici-
pants at once, that they may begin to
plan their work. These subjects will
require considerable investigation and
for this reason the committee decided
to appoint two men for each subject,
and request that each prepare himself,
so that after the appointments are
read the two may decide between
themselves which meeting each will
attend. For illustration, Brothers
Boggess and R. H. Barnett are ap-
pointed for daily Bible readings in a
devotional way for the opening each
morning. After Conference they will
agree where Brother Barnett will at-
tend and, where Brother Boggess will
attend. And so with the others.
The meetings will convene in July,
the one in South Florida during the
second week, as last year, and the
one in the northern part of the State
about a week later. It was left with
the president to select places of meet-
ing, but Bartow and Dade City have
been mentioned as good places in the
lower part of the State, and if one of
these places will invite us we will like-
ly go. Either Gainesville or Live Oak
or Lake City would be very acceptable
in the upper part of the State.
It is earnestly desired that every
member of the Conference will attend
at least one of these meetings, and
there is great reason why all who can
should attend both. Though the sub-
jects will be largely the same at each,
the participants will present the ideas
from their own individual standpoints,
and it will be well worth while to hear
both nt on the same subject.
The two subjects especially requir-
ing study are those relating to the
atonement which come the third period
each day, and those relating to Sociol-
ogy, or live social questions which
come the fourth period each day. We
should secure books and post ourselves
better on these questions that we may
be able better to understand the pa-
pers; but not only this, from eleven
till twelve-thirty each day will be set
apart for general discussion. While
every one may not be on the program,
no one will be denied the privilege of
joining in the general discussion.
The debates in the afternoon are
designated especially for the young
men of the Conference, and four of
them will be appointed for each de-
bate occasion. This feature is expect-
ed to be both profitable and interest-
ing. The discussions of methods of
pastoral work is designed to be in-
tensely practical, and this feature will
not be without its benefits.
The program for the Institute, to-
gether with the participants as far as
they have been appointed, is as fol-
Bible Reading, Boggess, Barnett.
Practical Theology, or methods of
Atonement-Relation of the Incar-
nation. Dutill, Bridges.
Christ and Social Problems, Inman,
Debate: Subject and participants
to be chosen.
Song service and study of our
Sermon. Bishop Morrison has been
Bible Reading, Boggess, Barnett.
Methods of Pastoral Work.
Atonement: The Death of Christ.
Immigration and the Social Condi-
tion. Carpenter, L. W. Moore.
Preaching, Bishop Morrison.
Bible Reading, Boggess, -Barnett.
Methods of Pastoral Work.
Atonement: Relating to the Resur-
rection. Hudson, White.
Social Problems of the Cities. Moon,
Debate: Resolved, That Carlyle has
had a greater influence over English
thought than Ruskin.
Sermon, Bishop Morrison.
Bible Reading. Boggess, Barnett.
Methods of Pastoral Work.
Extent of the Atonement. Partridge,
Church and Social Purity. N. H.
Williams, R. I. Barnett.
Sermon, Bishop Morrison.
The brethren who are to take part
are urged to begin at once to gather
literature and data, and all others are
requested to read the same subjects.
We desire to have part of our study for
the year on these questions.
Fraternally, I. C. JENKINS,
Sutherland, Fla. President.
Dear Bro. Williams:-As Confer-
ence is soon to meet at Lakeland,
which is not far from Sutherland, I
write to extend a most cordial invita-
tion to any member of the Conference
who can do so to visit Southern Col-
lege either before or immediately af-
ter the meeting of our Annual Confer-
ence. I will be glad to have them drop
me a card advising when to expect
them. Of course, we cannot entertain
all at once, but will endeavor to pro-
vide for all who desire to visit us. If
some will come before Conference and
others after we will enjoy their visits
and be able to entertain them with less
inconvenience to themselves. We want
our brethren to see their property and
know what they own at Sutherland. I
am sure this will increase their inter-
est in the College. We challenge care-
ful investigation of our work and ex-
amination of the plant. We not only
invite the preachers, but any of the
laymen who may be interested or
ought to be interested in the College.
Please feel that a hearty welcome
awaits you. Of course, our editor is
welcome at any time, and we will be
glad to have you visit us, too.
J. P. HILBURN.
SOUTHERN COLLEGE HONOR ROLL
Nettie Plunkett, H. C. Hardin, Joyce
Mann, Genevieve Doutt, Edna Fussell,
Arthur Young, Orion Feaster,.
Second Honor-Herbert Fussell, W.
G. Strickland, Lula Greer, Robert
Prine, M. M. Yearty, J. B. Griffith,
Garfield Evans, Cornelia Brittle, K.
W. Hollister, Emma Sellers, Carl Brit-
Third Honor-Alice Petzold, Rebec-
ca Gist, Marvin Cecil, Alex. Johnson,
Willie Rape, Gwynn Patterson.
First Honor-Marian Velasquez,
Mabel Bishop, Franklin Young, Eliza-
beth Booth, Gertrude Saunders, Geo.
T. Walters, W. A. Fischer, Hamden
Baskin, Aurelia Reina, Thomas Con-
rad, Harry Ulmer, Omer Moody, Hes-
ter Mann, Walter Toft, Jose Fuentes,
Fred Sutton, Day Edge, Isabel Hendry,
Nina Thurston, Bena Collins, Marion
Sauls, Edith Fussell, Othoe Mizelle,
Ida Binford, Archie Mountain, Mary
Conrad, Edna Greer, Alma Cecil, Percy
Evanson, Alvin Mills, John B Culpep-
per, Ralph Sellers.
Second Honor-Irma Greer, Rich-
ard Stroude, Mario Valdez, Oscar Val-
dez, Muriel Cohen, Troy Rhea, George
Summers, Jessie Rape, Frances Bond,
Walker Kennedy, William Stroude,
Hugh Wicker, Virginia Rast, P. A.
Fletcher, Coyle Binford, Juanita Pip-
kin, Ethel Lipsey, Samuel Summers,
Edward Verala, Ralph Sellers, Lucile
Roberts, Gertrude Mitchell, Sankey
Stephens, Luca Gullo, Manuel Fernan-
dez, Ruth Baugh, Ernest Cobb, Ida
Booth, Edgar. Brittle, Willie Johnson,
Katie Edge, Sallie Jenkins, Fred Lang-
Third Honor-Irene Thurston, New-
ton Coler, Robert Bryan, Lewis Con-
way, John Dupree, Flora English,
Jesse Kinard, Beatrice Touchton, Bes-
Music-Edna Grebr, Winnie Hart-
man, Oscar Hilburn, Alice Petzold,
Beatty Griffith, Hazel Higginbotham,
Moss Rose Wall, Sadie Johnson.
Commercial-Rembert Bryan, Fran-
ces Kennelly, Minnie Anderson, Wal-
ter Moore, A. J. More, A. Macias,
Gladys Perkins, Edward Frierson, O.
0. Feaster, Bessie Jones, Othoe Mi-
zelle, Beatrice Clarke, C. M. Fernan-
dez, A. Sellers.
Art-L. Cecil, Flora English.
Expression-Floy Cecil, Edna Fus-
sell, Lula Greer, Zella Harvey, Ruth
Baugh, Faith Drew, Willie Knight,
Sankey Stephens, W. G. Strickland.
Domestic Science-Willard Culpep-
per, Isabel Hendry, Jennie Lou Rivers,
Hazel Higginbotham, Bertha Edge,
A LETTER FROM SOUTHERN.
Dear Bro. Williams:-The Method-
ists of Florida ought to know more
about the choice class of young men
who are in Southern College preparing
for the ministry. Many of these young
men will fill the pulpits of our best
churches and do credit to our Method-
ism. They are not only deeply pious
but show that they have strength of
character and determination to win
success. Some one has reflected upon
the ministry of the church by saying
that the human race is divided into
three classes: men, women and preach--
ers. Our young' preachers are manly
men, not only strong in intellect and
making high grade in their studies,
but vigorous in body.
Among the eight basketball teams
there is one known as the "preachers'
team," and in the contest for a pen-
ant offered by Prof. McMullen, the
preachers were successful. I mention
this fact to show that while there are
many others who are distinguished for
their athletics that "The Whites, or
Preachers' Team" takes first grade.
This shows that religion does not pre-
vent the young men from enjoying
athletics and that our preachers do
not belong to what may be known as
the "Miss Nancy Class," that piety
does not hinder one from success on
the athletic field. Indeed, when it was
hard for some of the robust boys in the
other teams to understand why the
preachers were successful some one
suggested that it was in answer to
prayer and others said that there was
no other way to account for the
preachers capturing the pennant. So
that in our first team there are some
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THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.
young men who are preparing for the
A perfect deportment and a high
grade of recitations are required, the
preachers who never have less than
100 in deportment have the advantage
of those who are not careful. I am
convinced that our preachers will be
greatly benefited not only in develop-
ing physical strength but also that
poise of character which those who
have to grapple with the difficult prob-
lems and meet. the' perplexities that
must confront men in the pastorate so
much need. In such contest poise, pa-
tience and perseverance are developed
and piety is by no means hindered.
While there is such condemnation of
the cruel and brutal football game and
many of the institutions of the coun-
try will find it necessary to prohibit it
we will not be embarrassed by any such
conditions as it has never been toler-
ated at Southern College. Milder
sports are encouraged and I think just-
ly so. Yours cordially,
J. P. HILBURN.
"MEN AND MEETINGS."
By W. A. Myres.
I have had it in my heart for some
time to say a few things of my work,
especially of the MEN with whom I
have worked. I have looked on the
work from the outside and have learn-
ed many lessons, chief of which is:
"Never take a man for what you hear
him to be." An old preacher once
preached from the text: "And in the
latter-days many shall depart from the
faith bringing in' damnable 'hear-
He misquoted a text, but spoke a
truth as lasting as the "Book," for
nothing is so damnable as a "hear-
say." There is a crying need for more
intimate association among us who
serve the same church and follow a
We who seek to know each other. To
know the best, the strongest and the
truest rather than the worst. By what
rule shall a MAN be judged? What is
the measure of a man? It is not wit,
not yet wisdom. Not the ability to say
and do great things, but the strength
of character which stands in its place
and does, in patience and prayer, the
small things of life. A man must not
be estimated by a day or an hour, but
by years. Yea, God hath said: by a
life-time of service. Follow his life
tracks: Is he constant? Has he been
faithful? Does his work abide? By
these tests and by no other may you
judge a man. Many who have borne
the palm of praise may have to walk
behind the common place when the
lines are drawn in the Kingdom. The
race horse is fine at the fair and the
roadster on parade but were it not for
the Draft Horse, the wheels would not
go round and the plow would rest in
I have had to modify my estimate
of my brethren and in every case to the
advantage of them. What is this bu#
saying I had judged my brother, hasti-
ly, and in the absence of evidence? Am
I alone in these things? Who will
stand and say: "I have wronged no
man" by hasty judgment? One broth-
er was i:rported to b4' stubborn. I
spent fif teen days in his home and
found him standing always for righte-
ousness, but withal tender as a woman
and gentle as a child. Another was
said to be "lazy," but I can scarce keep
back the tears as I recall his words, as
we tramped together: "My feet are
blistered and yet I must walk." These
are not words of a lazy man.
There were divers gifts and graces
by which men succeeded-here are a
few of the many:
"The Heart and Hand Fighter."
He has a hard place and in will not
be amiss to call his name. C. H. Sum-
mers, who is, in my judgment, the best
personal evangelist in the Conference.
Some day he will learn his power and
come to his own as a Hand-to-Hand
wbrker among men. And j-ust here let
me say that the one weak point in my
own work and I may say in the work
of almost every man I know is this
lack of the personal touch. The in-
ability to fight hand to hand and face
to face. This was largely the method
of Jesus in His work.
I recalled another who walked his
way into the hearts of the people. May
God help us all to go and do likewise.
Men like Gates helped me in tracing
new lines of thought and going beyond
the "how" to the why of things.
"Moon" is remembered as the man
who has no use for the juniper tree.
He can fight longer and harder in a
rough place and never get blue than
any man I know.
Ley has a fine nest at Quincy, one
of the finest new parsonages in the
State, as one said: "With hot and cold
folding doors and two kinds of warm
water." A fine place to stay four years.
Ley knows men and methods.
Hardin holds the belt for being
good to the evangelist. He walks and
walks, laughs and sings. I think rest-
ing would make him tired. I never
saw him rest.
Let us speak in parable: Of the
man who was led up into a place to be
tempted of the "Devil." The last I
heard of him he was still in the lead.
Now hear again of Brantley, who goes
down to sea in ships and "Does Busi-
ness" on. great waters. He can catch
men better than fish. I would advise
him to move inland.
All in all, I have a higher regard for
my brethren because of this year's
work. I am resolved to be kind to
stray dogs and cats and to all Presid-
ing Elders, Bishops, College Presi-
dents. with all who do the out-
side work of the church, not forget-
ting the Editor of the "Advocate."
For I also was a stranger in mine own
Conference in this year of grace.
By the time this reaches the press
or waste basket, I will be at the close
of "The Campaign of One Hundred
days," beginning with Waukeenah and
ending with Sutherland. An hundred
days without rest is no small task, but
twenty days more will see the end then
"Annual Conference." Let us pray
for the Bishop and his cabinet before
the appointments are read and they
will pray for us afterwards. Each man
has his own claim on the Conference
and each is sure he should be consid-
ered first. There are sick women and
little children, preachers with poor
health, poor men who have served long
and will soon cross the dead line, all
these have claims and "hopes." Pre-
siding elders, I commend to your care
these persons, do all in your power to
"confirm their hopes," and supply their
wants, and may be all be perfected in
NEARING CLOSE OF PASTORATE.
Lakeland Will Lose a Valuable Citizen
When Rev. Cason Removes.
It is now less that a month until the
Methodist Conference will convene in
this city, and the occasion will be one
in which pleasure will.be mingled with
regret. The pleasure will be on ac-
count of the honor to the city in the
visit of the fine body of men compos-
ing the Florida Conference; the regret
because the occasion will mark the
completion of the quadrennium of
Rev. J. R. Cason in Lakeland, and the
consequent severing of the relations
between him and the people of this city
-relations which have been extremely
Mr. Cason came here from the Little
Rock (Ark.) Conference four years
ago, having been given the appoint-
ment to this place by Bishop Candler.
Coming among us as an entire stranger
he quickly proved himself the right
man in the right place. The church
appointment at this place had paid a
salary of $1,000 the year before Mr.
Cason's coming, but the leading men
of the church gave the appointing
power the assurance that they would
pay $1,500 if an able man was sent.
The first year's salary for Mr. Cason
was, therefore, put at that figure,
which at that time was in advance of
most of the churches in the State. The
following year the pastor's salary was
raised to $1,800, and it has remained
at that figure ever since.
The people of Lakeland know a good
thing, and have held on to Mr. Cason
to the limit of the law. During his
ministry the church has grown, both
in number and spiritual power. When
he came the church was a small wood-
en building, and'the parsonage was
also small and somewhat dilapidated.
Now the congregation worships in a
splendid stone structure, equal in com-
fort and beauty to any that may be
found in any town of like size in the
State. The parsonage has been en-
larged and made comfortable, and in
every respect the church has advanced
under Mr. Cason's ministry.
Mr. Cason ranks with the leading
churchmen of the State. One gentle-
man, well qualified by education and
experience to pronounce judgment, re-
marked that he had been associated
from his boyhood days with the very
best in the church and that he had
never enjoyed the preaching of any
man, taking him every Sunday for
four years, as he had Mr. Cason's.
It is not only in his own church, or
among the people of his own denomi-
nation, that Mr. Cason's influence for
good has been felt in this community.
As a public-spirited, progressive citi-
zen, he has always been in the fore-
front of every movement looking to
the improvement and upbuilding of
the city, and he has been ever ready
to strike a blow against evils of every
kind. It is in this civic relation that
his loss will be felt keenly by the comn-
munity as a whole. Any town will be
fortunate in securing him as a citizen,
without even taking into consideration
his ability and devotedness in church
His departure from Lakeland will
mean a personal loss to the writer,
who will greatly miss the pleasant as-
sociation of the past four years; and,
in common with all of Lakeland, we
voice the wish for him and his excel-
lent family that their lines may fall in
pleasant places.-Lakeland News.
UNION DISTRICT MEETING AT DE
Union meeting of Home and Foreign
Missionary Societies of Miami District
at Grace M. E. Church, DeLand, Fla.,
Opening exercises were conducted
by Rev. U. S. Tabor, who stated briefly
something of woman's missionary
work. Address of welcome was given
by Miss Frances Bouchelle and re-
sponded to by Miss Ada R. Miller.
This was followed by an address of
Miss Ellasue Wagner on her favorite
subject, the Korean Christians.
Wednesday morning at 9:30 the
session was called to order by Confer-
ence Secretary, Mrs. B. F. Holland,
who lead the devotional exercises, con-
sisting of singing, a circle prayer in
which all present took part, and a very
forcible talk on the necessity of more
power among Christians.
Miss Miller was chosen secretary and
enrollment of delegates followed, af-
ter which reports of Foreign Mission
District Secretaries and Auxiliaries at
DaLend, Sanford and Palatka.
Mrs. Harrison, vice president of the
National Board of Missions, and Mrs.
Longdon, representative of the Flor-
ida Board of Missions of the Christian
Church, who were holding their an-
nual session in DeLand on the same
dates, were introduced. Mrs. Harri-
son's greetings and words of Christian
fellowship were greatly appreciated.
A discussion as to whether the
Home and Foreign Boards should unite
resulted in the following motion,
which was unanimously passed: That
we, as a Union District Meeting rec-
ommend that our Board of Foreign
Missions and our Board of Home Mis-
sions be united.
Discussion-"What I have tried to
do for missions this year," was led
by Mrs. E. L. Marshall, followed by
Mrs. Stout, Miss Miller and Mrs. Hol-
Mrs. Holland gave a talk on the
missionary work of the world and Mr.
Tabor spoke of the Evangelization of
our now Christian nations.
Wednesday afternoon at 2:45 the
meeting was called to order by Mrs.
Holland. After devotional exercises
conducted by Miss Miller and business
of the session, Mrs. J. C. McDaniel
read a very interesting paper on
"What the Cause of Missions Means to
the Young People." "The Causes for
not Having More Young People's Mis-
sionary Societies," was next discussed,
followed by a song by the children arid
a talk to the children by Miss Wag-
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PERSONAL AND OTHER NOTES
CLASS OF THE FOURTH YEAR
The class of the fourth year will
meet in the Methodist church at
Lakeland on Tuesday, December 14,
at 3 p. m.
Edgar Guest Pearson and Miss
Mayme Sturkie, November 16, 1909,
in the Methodist Church at Dade City,
Fla., by the pastor, Rev. Edw. K. Den-
ton. The bride is the daughter of the
Pasco county sheriff, Dade City, Fla.
The groom is a young merchant of
Hernando county. It is expected this
couple will start out with subscribing
for the Advocate.
E. K. DENTON.
Dear Bro. Williams:-You will find
enclosed Money Order for $1.50 for
another year's subscription to The Ad-
vocate. It is so good and I enjoy it so
much that I don't want to miss a copy.
It is a pleasure to take such a paper,
and the duty of every loyal Methodist
to take his church paper. May God
bless you in your good work; that you
may continue to give us a paper that
we, as Methodists, may feel proud of.
Yours truly, O. G. RUSSELL.
BRO CECIL APPOINTED TO NEW
Dear Bro. Williams:-Please an-
nounce that Bro. C. C. Cecil has been
appointed to New Smyrna and Port Or-
ange. Rev. J. L. Pattillo of Port Or-
ange kindly consented to serve until
other arrangements could be made
and has done an excellent work. Bro.
Cecil has taken up the work and there
is continued growth. Nearly twenty-
five members have been received in
the past ten days. Cordially,
EDW. F. LEY.
Dear Bro. Williams: Please allow
me to correct a typographical error
that appeared in my article in last
week's Advocate. I am made to say
"many" changes might be made, etc.,
when I really said "minor" changes
might be made in our doctrinal state-
ment, polity, etc., by the General Con-
ference, but not by our Advocates.
Knowing so well.how I write, I am not
surprised at the mistake, but as it
makes me say what I do not believe,
I shall thank you to have correction
made. Thanking you in advance, I am,
E. F. LEY.
OMITTED FROM MELROSE NOTES.
Dear. Bro. Williams:-In my report
of the "Revival Campaign on Melrose
Circuit," as published in last week's
Advocate, the portion of the report
pertaining to the Campville meeting
was entirely left out. I don't know
who is responsible for this omission,
but I cannot afford to charge it to our
beloved Editor. Perhaps it was a typo-
graphical omission, and no one per-
sonally responsible for it. Regardless
of how the omission came about, I will
now send it in again, and would like
for the sake of the dear people of
Campville to have it published at your
The Campville meeting continued
eight days, and was a real success from
the very beginning. The meeting would
have been protracted longer, but we
were forced to hasten on to meet oth-
er dates. The congregations at times
were unusually large, and deep inter-
est was manifested in every service.
The people fell greatly in love with
Bro. McCall, and would welcome him
back at any time in the future. Four-
teen united with the church, and the
older members were revived and en-
couraged in the Lord's work. The
collection for Bro. McCall amounted
to $42.00. We have only a small mem-
bership at Campville, but they are the
"salt of the earth," and make their in-
fluence felt in the cause of Christ.
T. L. Z. BARR.
CULPEPPER MEETING CLOSES.
Evangelist Here For a Short Time, But
Met With Marked Success.
The Methodist revival held here for
twelve days up to last Sunday and con-
ducted by Revs. J. B. ,and Burke Cul-
pepper, was a success from many view
points. The attendance, especially of
evenings, was excellent, the interest
grew from the very start and the num-
ber of professions speaks with praise
of the good that was accomplished as
a result of the revival.
The people here are liberal in their
complimentary remarks of the two
evangelists and not yet have we heard
a doubt expressed as to their sincerity
nor the great good that they are ac-
complishing in their work for the Mas-
In the meeting here they were ably
assisted by Rev. T. W. Tomkies, pas-
tor of the Methodist Church in this
city, and they received the hearty co-
operation of the Baptist and Presby-
terian congregations and their pastors,
Revs. Dobbs and Way.
The greatest, and no doubt the only
regret connected with the meeting was
the fact that the evangelists had other
appointments pressing them and there-
fore were compelled to go elsewhere
just as the meeting here had reached
the highest point of interest.
They left on Monday morning for
Lakeland, where they will conduct a
two weeks' revival before going to
Kentucky for a series of meetings. The
prayers of a large number of the peo-
ple of Fernandina will follow these la-
borers in the vineyard of the Lord
wherever they preach the Word.-Fer-
BRIEF REPORT FROM KINGSTON.
Kingston is the northern suburb of
Daytona, but not within its corporate
limits and has no church but ours,
which was built about twenty years
ago, but greatly enlarged and beauti-
fied about six years ago, when the neat
six-room parsonage was built by Bro.
W. A. Myres. My predecessor, Dr. E.
C. Hudson, turned over to me thirty
members of record, but no prayer
meeting and no Epworth League. A
prayer meeting was at once started,
which continues with unabated inter-
est. An Epworth League was organ-
ized in May, 1908, rather was reor-
ganized, as a chapter had been organ-
ized in 1903. This League assumed
payment of 12 % cents per member for
next year, to College gymnasium at
Sutherland, and holds weekly devo-
tional meetings each Sabbath evening
just before preaching, led by a beauti-
ful Christian young lady who joined
the church on profession of faith July
26, 1908, and who is now the leading
worker in our League. There was or-
ganized September last a Children's
Home Mission Band which meets every
Sabbath afternoon fo worship and
Christian training. The membership
roll has been increased to seventy-
two, all but one on profession of faith.
The parsonage has been fenced and
the yard much improved. A well built
marl walk has been placed in front of
the church and parsonage, which was
very badly needed. The Florida Advo-
cate list has been increased from three
to nine. The best of all is, God is with
us, and abides. We are planning to
hold an old-fashioned Methodist revi-
val, using only the old standard hymns
of the fathers, sung without instru-
ment or choir, beginning December 5.
Pray for us."
J. LANGDON COOPER.
FROM DOCTOR TOMKIES.
Dear Brother:-I enclose you a clip-
ping from one of our local papers,
"The Record," which gives a brief ac-
count of our revival which you might
copy in the Advocate. Bro. J. B. Cul-
pepper and son Burke, were with us
for twelve days -in labors most abun-
dant. The consensus of opinion is
that, the meeting has been a great
blessing to our people, and the general
regret is that they could not have re-
mained with us for a week or more
longer. Our Presbyterian and Baptist
friends co-operated with us from start
to finish, and the Christian fellowship
was pleasant and helpful to the whole
community. The appeal of Bro. J. B.
Culpepper on Sunday night at the
close of the meeting, was one of the
most solemn that I have ever heard,
and made a profound impression on all
who listened to him.
Six united with the Baptist and one
with the Episcopal church. On last
Sunday night I received into the com-
munion of our church nine on profes-
sion of faith and five by letter. There
are others yet to be received.
THOSE. W. TOMKIES.
Fernandina, Fla., Nov. 22, 1909.
A LETTER FROM WOODVILLE.
Dear Bro. Williams:-My heart is
made to rejoice while reading of the
wonderful progress of the church. May
she ever bloom like the Rose of Sha-
ron and spread like the Cedars of Le-
While this has been a very trying
year with some of our people, the Lord
has been wonderfully good to us. The
progress of the church is manifest
and Methodism is moving to the front.
We closed .our meetings in October.
Bro. Shepherd of Mt. Pleasant did the
preaching at Woodville, until the clos-
ing service. Bro. Pace, of Chattahoo-
chee came, and saying this carries with
it that the preaching was excellent.
The church was greatly benefited in
every respect. Eight additions this
year at this point, and some long, and
much needed repairs were made on the
parsonage. We are now completing the
tower for the bell, which will not only
add to the beauty of the building but
will enhance the value of the church
property. We cannot afford to hesi-
tate to keep our churches repaired and
otherwise keep them up with the prog-
ress of the town.
This scribe has had the pleasure of
visiting three other glorious meetings
at Siloam Church on Mt. Pleasant
charge, and a very good one at Bethel,
on the Midway charge, also a very good
service at my old charge in Georgia.
To God be all the glory!
W. E. DORSEY.
JESUS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.
Jesus the light of the world, born
December the 25th, Christmas, yes we
should be happy on Christmas. It was
the 25th day of December, 1908 years
ago, when our blessed Lord and Savior
Jesus, came into the world, and when
he came, he brought LIGHT AND
LIFE WITH HIM FOR EVERY LIV-
ING SOUL. He brought life everlast-
ing for every, one that would receive
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THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.
Him, accept, believe on Him, keep His
teachings, FOLLOW HIM.
JESUS IS THE LIGHT OF THE
WORLD. THE DEVIL IS THE DARK-
NESS THEREOF. Yet we see so many
people shun the light, and walk in the
darkness. Notice will you, how Christ-
mas is observed. We see men drink-
ing, drunk, cursing, taking the name
of the Lord in vain, and partaking in
all that leads to Hell. We see all man-
ner of reveling, dancing and worldli-
ness. Why is all this on Christ's birth-
day? It is because people are reject-
ing the blessed Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ, and do not retain Him in their
thoughts, because people walk in dark-
ness when they could have walked in
Oh Lord, hasten the day, when men
will learn to love the light, rather
than darkness, and when CHRIST'S
BIRTHDAY WILL BE REVERENCED
AND KEPT SACRED, as it should be,
by holding services in all the churches,
honoring and glorifying His holy
name. CHAS. B. WHIDDON..
Bryceville was not on any work in
the beginning of the year. Third Sun-
day in April I took up the work there.
Bro. W. J. Ryals was preaching there
and they were having Sunday school.
There were thirteen members. The
work has gone forward in fine shape.
In fact it is a marvel what God has
done at that place in so short a time.
There was no church building. Now
those people worship in one of the
prettiest churches on the work. It
has been built this last quarter and is
complete except paint. A fair estimate
of lot and building is $1,000, and it is
nearly all paid. That noble woman,
Mrs. Mary L. Bryce, assumed all in-
debtedness after having given $100
already toward the building that at the
fourth quarterly meeting the church
might be dedicated.
So on the third Sunday in November
our elder, Rev. J. A. Hendry, was on
hand and at his best. He preached in
the new church two great sermons.
They were great because they were
messages from God delivered under the
power and demonstration of the Holy
Spirit. We like to have had some old-
The membership of this church now
is forty-one. Two women joined the
day of dedication.
The finances are up in fine shape
and this church bids fair to be one of
the best points on the work in every
At this point we have a continuous
pounding. They are very thoughtful
of their pastor and wife and they send
us away with good things to eat and
wear besides pastor paid up in full
May. God's choicest blessings ever
attend these good people.
To God we give gladly all the praise,
honor and glory for the wonderful
things which He has wrought at Bryce-
I forgot to tell about our Love Feast
Service and the baptism pf Bro. H. L.
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Ezell's precious baby girl; so you see Niece, A Western Heiress, Miss Ruth
we put in a full day for our Lord. Baugh.
E. J. HARDEE.
(This is just like Bro. Hardee. Al-
ways bringing things to pass for the
advancement of the Kingdom.-Edi-
FROM PINE MOUNT.
Mr. Editor:-Excuse me for not
having written something from Pine
Mount before now, but I have been so
busy, having had only nine appoint-
ments the best part of the year. We
began our meetings on the work at
Newborn's school house Tuesday
night after the second Sunday in
June, and wound up at O'Brien, Fri-
day night before the fifth Sunday in
October, leaving out two weeks I took
to go home and be with my family,
who are still in Georgia. Beginning
my first meeting, I had two sermons
preached by Brother Farnell, a Baptist
brother from Day. Here we were hin-
dered by the Mormons, who seemed to
set the people on fire, as it is generally
spoken, by coming in and demanding
the keys to run a meeting there them-
selves. From here we went to Mt.
Tabor to assist Bro. M. O. Williams
for nine days. We were hindered much
by rain, but trust that some good was
done. From thence to New Harmony,
near Luraville, where it rained every
day. We had the help of one sermon
here by Brother Nelson, a Freewill
Baptist. As a result of this meeting I
baptized six infants. From here we
went to Leona, where we have received
three on profession of faith this year.
We were assisted here by Bro. M. O.
Williams, who did all the preaching,
after Monday night. He had some old-
time shouting. Brother Williams is
very. much liked by the people at Leo-
na. We went from Leona to Wesley
Chapel, where I did all the preaching.
Here we have received one by vows
and baptized five infants. We next be-
gan at Petersburg. Here we baptized
three children, and received one into
the church by certificate. We made a
second attempt to have a revival at
this place. The preaching was done
by Rev. Oliver Faus of Ft. White, and
it was excellent. We ran at Pine
Mount, in October, ten days. Brother
Sturkey, a local brother, did most of
the preaching the first week. At this
point we have received by letter two
and by profession two. We have bap-
tized in all three adults and fifteen
children this year. I think the mission
in a better condition than when I was
assigned to it. To God be all the praise.
J. P. BAZEMORE.
SOUTHERN COLLEGE NOTES.
"Just for Fun," a snappy, well writ-
ten play by Eleanor Maude Crane,
which offered excellent opportunities
for meritorious acting by the ama-
teurs who represented its characters,
was given for the benefit of the Sigma
Delta Literary Society Monday even-
ing, the 22nd, with the following cast:.
Mrs. Fitzgerald Mandeville De-
Smythe, a would-be Society Leader,
Miss Faith Drew.
Miss Edith Morton, Mrs. DeSmyth's
Miss Mabel West, a friend of Mis.s
Morton, Miss Jennie Lou Rivers.
Jane McCarthy, Mrs. DeSmythe's
maid, Miss Floy Cecil.
Lord Chelsea, An English Noble-
man, Mr. Marvin Cecil.
Jack Earl, a Happy-go-Lucky Fel-
low, Mr. Oscar Hilburn.
All parts were admirably executed
and the audience was in a flutter of
laughter and admiration from start to
This play is to be reproduced in
Largo soon and several who saw it
have expressed a desire to go down
there to see it again.
Most of the amusement is furnished
by both the young men and the young
ladies having exchanged names, etc.,
all unknown to Mrs. DeSmythe and to
all except the two who changed with
each other. Mrs. DeSmythe, a haughty
society woman, is bent upon making
her supposed niece marry the suppos-
ed Lord Chelsea and ignores the real
Lord Chelsea, until after the love-mak-
ing of the two couples has gone too
far for her to undo, she finds that the
young men have deceived her, then she
attempts to separate them and only in
the last act does she find that all has
gone as she desired, and that her niece
will marry an earl.
Jane's clever acting affords much
pleasure throughout the play.
Between the first and. second acts
Misses Gertrude Strickland and Ruth
Baugh played a beautiful duet and
between the second and third acts the
Sigma Delta Chorus, composed of So-
pranos, Misses Hendry, Higginbotham
and Worley and Altos, Misses Gattis
and Cecil, sang "Joys of Spring," and
-responded to a vigorous "encore" with
"Bye, O Baby, Buntin."
Mrs. J. F. Young and her mother,
Mrs. J. A. Snell, of Ozona, were call-
ers at the College Tuesday 'afternoon.
Miss Ilah Bond of Palatka visited
Mrs. Hilburn Tuesday, the 23rd, and
expressed herself delighted with the
Messrs. Robert Ramsaur, represent-
ing the Cochrane Book Store of Pa-
latka, and Minter Thomas, of the Bent-
ley-Gray Dry Goods Co., of Tampa,
both ex-students of Southern, who are
now "Knights of the Grip," were here
on the 23d and were very much
pleased with the improvements which
have been made at Southern since they
were here at school.
"Genial Tom Hampton, the Cracker
Man," also paid us a visit a few days
Misses Beatrice Clarke and Adele
Chomeau went to Tampa on a business
Mrs. Wills entertained the members
of the Signa Delta Literary Society
Monday afternoon at her beautiful
home near Southern College. All en-
joyed themselves to the utmost and
voted Mrs. Wills a most charming hos-
Miss Winifred Newman, after a brief
visit to her home, has returned and
says she's' 'too glad for anything to be
back at Southern."
Mr. E. O. Painter, of Jacksonville,
was here this week, looking over the
College and vicinity.
Mrs. I. C. Jenkins spent a day very
pleasantly at Tarpon Springs with
- Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Ulmer, of Lar-
go, came up Monday to visit their son,
Harry, who is a student in College, and
to be at the play. They are delighted
with Southern and the work Harry is
Tuesday, on his return from Willis-
ton, Dr. Hilburn was greeted by a
number of the students, begging him
not to go away again.
A number of the students went to
Clearwater shopping Monday.
Rev. S. W. Walker, D. D., ex-presi-
dent of Southern, and wife, are ex-
pected to arrive Thanksgiving evening
from San Jose, Cal.
Rev. S. W. Lawler, our amiable
president of the Board of Trustees,
will come Wednesday evening and re-
main over Thanksgiving.
Rev. W. A. Myers, the Conference
evangelist, will preach the Thanksgiv-
OF INTEREST TO UNDERGRAD-
Dear Advocate:-If permissible I
would like to suggest a plan to the
brethren of the Florida Conference
whereby, it seems to me, the under-
graduates could more successfully
pursue their study courses.
I appreciate the Correspondence
School and do not think its methods
could be improved upon, but there is
a great deal of training necessary to
the success of a young minister which
cannot be obtained by correspondence.
Now as to the plan. The Preachers'
Institute which began as the South
Florida Preachers' Institute seems to
be an assured success and I would
suggest that the officers of that Insti-
tute confer with the several examining
committees and arrange so that the
undergraduates could complete their
study courses during the session of the
This could, be done by each under-
graduate reading his course before the
date of the Institute meeting and
some one who was properly qualified
and chosen by the examining commit-
tees could review the courses during
the session of the Institute, and give
them their examinations. A plan like
this would have several advantages
over our present plan. The course of
study wculd be more profitable and
the undergraduates would get the ben-
efit of the other Institute lectures, and
of association and personal instruction
of some of our most successful minis-
Of course there could be nothing
compulsory about this plan. Those
who could not attend could complete
their courses otherwise, but I believe
that the majority of our undergradu-
ates would heartily co-operate in this
work and for one I would be glad to
attend and contribute the cost of the
Correspondence Course to the expense
of the Institute. I hope our commit-
tees and other brethren of the Confer-
ence will think it over and arrange it
far as at our next Annual meeting in
Lakeland. Fraternally yours,
M. O. WILLIAMS.
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Epworth League Department
REV. D. B. SWEAT, Editor JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA.
Our League has taken on new life
since the protracted meeting which
was held a few weeks ago, the services
being conducted by our pastor, Rev. D.
A. Cole. Much interest was manifest-
ed and eight joined the church, six by
letter and two by profession of faith.
Six new members were also received
into the League. At our business
meeting in September the following of-
ficers were elected:
President, Mr. G. M. Mitchell.
1st Vice President, Miss Berenice.
2nd Vice President, Miss Ruby
3rd Vice President, Mrs. A. M.
4th Vice President, Mrs. Arcadia
Secretary and Treasurer, Blair Con-
Era Agent, Nora Brown.
Organist, Arrie Watts.
Reporter, Berenice Brown.
Homeland, Fla., Nov. 24, 1909.
Our Epworth League at Miami has
been moving along at an even tenor
since our last report. We hope soon
to be able to report. much progress as
we have recently taken in some new
members, and both old and new mem-
bers are now trying to devise plans
which will make our chapter more
prosperous than it ever has been in the
past. In connection with the Sunday
school we have recently purchased a
piano, and it is our intention to or-
ganize an orchestra. We expect to give
a launch ride soon, which will give
pleasure as well as renew our depleted
At our last business meeting the fol-
lowing officers were elected:
President, Edward Ley; 1st Vice
President, Mrs. W. J. Gautier; 2nd
Vice President, Miss Lucy Chamberlin;
3d Vice President, Miss Johnnie Ley;
4th Vice President, Mrs. A. L. Cham-
berlain; Secretary, Miss Mattie Jen-
nings; Treasurer, Robie Taylor; Ep-
wvorth Era Agent, Miss Helen Stewart;
.Junior Superintendent, Mrs. T. V.
Those who are applying for admis-
sion on trial into the next Florida Con-
ference, will please meet the commit-
tee on examination Tuesday, December
14th, 9 a. m., at the Methodist
Church, Lakeland, Fla., having provid-
ed for written examination.
F. E. STEINMEYER,
Havana, Fla., November 29th, 1909.
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THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.
The December Number of "The
Monthly Bulletin" has been received.
A request was made in a recent issue
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W. A. Wynn was born in Wilkerson
Co, Ga,, May 31, 1838, and died at the
home of his son, J. M. Wynn, near
Sanford, Fla., November 13, 1909. Bro.
Wynn had an attack of acute indiges-
tion and suffered only an hour or two
when he passed quietly and peacefully
At 7:30 Mrs. W. F. Alexander led
The subject of this sketch united
with the Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, at the age of twelve years, and
was faithful and conscientious in his
endeavor to give his whole life to the
service of God. He was of a retiring
nature, yet courageous, loyal to the
church and to his family and friends,
of unquestioned integrity, true to prin-
ciples, and a staunch defender of the
right as God gave him to see the right.
He enlisted in the Confederate service
in the war between the statt, to which
h gave his young malhood. He proved
to be a good and brave soldier, losing
a& eye in one of the battles, carrying
the stars of war on his body to the
grave. After the close of the war, in
1866, he moved to Columbia County,
Fla., where he lived the remainder of
his days. He leaves one daughter, Mrs.
E, L, Lipsey, of Ozona, Fla., sons J. M.
and J, H. Wynn of Sanford and M. M.
Wynn of Fort White, Fla., sixteen
grand children, several brothers and
sisters in Georgia, and a large circle of
friends who mourn his departure, but
hope to meet him again. The remains
were brought to Tustenuggee Ceme-
tery for interment. A large concourse
of people assembled. The services
there were conducted by the Masonic
Fraternity and their beautiful ritual
was used. The prayer of the writer is
that all the surviving relatives may be
prepared for a happy reunion in that
Better Country. OLIVER FAUS.
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that your fruit should remain; that
whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father
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"The levels of our living are the
levels of our vision."-Dr. Jno. H.
Rice, at the Board Meeting.
Sixty-one applications for help on
parsonages came before the Board in
Savannah, Ga., asking for more than
eleven thousand dollars. Thirty-one
were granted help, to the amount of
four thousand dollars.
Seventy deaconesses and mission-
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M. E. Church, South, and at present
forty-six are at service. One of these
is a self-supporting deaconess, giving
her time to the church she serves.
MRS. LUCY RIDER MEYER.
Mrs. Lucy Rider Meyer, the pioneer
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principal of the great Chicago Deacon-
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Southwest during the winter months.
She will spend the greater part of her
time in Texas, and will no doubt be
pressed into service by the churches of
Texas. She is a most fortunate public
speaker and beautiful Bible teacher.
Texas will not lose this opportunity to
profit by her presence in the State.
KINGDOM HOUSE, ST. LOUIS, MO.
The City Mission Board of St. Louis
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and the workers as the most gratify-
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Helen Gibson, the deaconess in charge,
and her co-workers, are putting talent,
energy and consecration into the work.
Miss Helm says that so far as build-
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FOR SUE BENNETT SCHOOL.
As this Bulletin goes to press we
have a telegram from Dr. W. F. Mc-
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sand dollars in Baltimore for our Sue
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the donor, or the conditions of the
gift, but certainly the announcement
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ST. MARK'S HALL, NEW ORLEANS,
The work of St. Mark's Hall grows
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Sunday evening. Miss Duncan reports
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67 in the sewing school, and each de-
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Miss Keithley and 17 have been en-
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Rev. A. E. Rector, of the German
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UNION MEETING OF TAMPA DIS-
Union meeting of Home Mission and
Foreign Missionary Societies of the
Tampa District, Florida Conference,
M. E. Church South, Dade City, Fla.,
November 23 to 24, 1909.
At 10 o'clock Tuesday morning the
meeting was called to order by Mrs.
Gilbert Evans, District Secretary of the
F. M. S.
The devotional exercises were led by
Miss Mabel Head. Opening Hymn No.
364 followed by prayer by Dr. Denton,
pastor of Dade City M. E. Church,
Scripture lesson: Isaiah 40 chap.,
28 to 31 verses, inclusive. Beautiful
and inspiring were the thoughts pre-
sented by Miss Head, showing the
blessedness of waiting upon the Lord:
then our great privilege as Christians;
mounting as with angels wings, catch-
ing visions of humanity and claiming
the precious promises of these Scrip-
tures-"Ye shall run and not be
weary, ye shall walk and not be faint."
Miss Head made a very fervent prayer
which closed the devotional services.
The meeting was then opened for
business and the chair called for the
nomination of a secretary. Mrs. J. B.
Stevenson was chosen. Mrs. Gilbert
Evans, District Secretary, made her
report of the work in the District. Her
words of exhortation and encourage-
ment were a real uplift to all present.
Following this report, Mrs. P. S. Coop-
er of Tampa, made a full and interest-
ing report of the Woman's Home Mis-
sion Society. Mrs. Cooper is the new-
ly elected District Secretary of W. H.
M. S., and it was with profound pleas-
ure we greeted her in the new rela-
Enrollment of officers and delegates
Two District Secretaries, one Con-
ference Corresponding Secretary and
Under announcements, Mrs. Evans
appointed agents to accept subscrip-
tions to our two connectional organs,
"The Woman's Missionary Advocate"
and "Our Homes."
Dr. Denton asked that report be sent
the paper of Dade City for publication.
After singing the hymn "A Charge
to Keep I Have," the meeting adjourn-
ed for luncheon.
Tuesday, 2 P. M.
Opening Hymn No. 365. Prayer by
After the roll was called, reports
from Auxiliaries were taken up, in de-
tail, all showing the work in the dis-
trict in in good condition, both numer-
ically and financially.
Closing devotional services conduct-
ed by Miss Head. Scripture lesson:
"The Sermon on the Mount." Pointed
and forceful illustrations were used to
show that every one of us could have
the light of God shine through us to
penetrate some heart.
At 7 o'clock the devotional services
were conducted by Rev. Dieffenweith.
Address of welcome by Mrs. Ingram,
response by Mrs. Cooper of Tampa.
Talk on Brazil, by Mrs. Alexander. A
beautiful solo: "Hold Thou My Hand,"
was sung by Miss Ormund. Following
this, Miss Head brought a message of
love for the Home Mission work.
At 10 o'clock the meeting was called
to order by Mrs. Evans. Hymn No. 137.
Prayer by Mrs. Gates. Scripture les-
son from 1st Corinthians. Mrs. Ev-
ans' comments were most earnest,
clearly teaching us God honors our ser-
vices, though they be ever so humble.
Mrs. Alexander then spoke of the
Board and Annual Conference meet-
ings at Savannah, Ga., also reported
from the Woman's Board of Home Mis-
sion recently held in Monticello.
Dr. Denton extended an invitation
to the Conference to spend a social
hour at the parsonage from 2 to 3.
At 11 o'clock Rev. J. B. Culpepper
preached a strong and eloquent ser-
mon from the text St. Luke 10:2, The-
harvest truly is great, but the laborers
It was with sincere pleasure we con-
gregated at the parsonage at 2 p. m.
and enjoyed the hospitality of the good
people of Dade City in a social hour.
Back to the church at 3, where we
transacted a short routine of business,
followed by real heart talks by Miss
Head and Mrs. Alexander.
Then an old-fashioned testimonial
meeting and sentence prayers consti-
tuting a consecration service closed
the session of our district meeting. We
said good-bye carrying with us pleas-
ant memories of the two days spent in
UNION DISTRICT MEETING AT
Union District meeting of the Home
and Foreign Missionary Societies at
Miami, November 12-15. Friday even-
ing at 7:30 the meeting was opened
by devotional exercises conducted by
Rev. J. D. Sibert. Address of welcome
was given by Mrs. T. V. Moore and re-
sponded to by Mrs. B. F. Holland.
Miss Ellasue Wagner then gave an ad-
dress on the People of Korea in such
a manner that all present felt a great-
er interest in this downtrodden nation
than ever before.
At 9:30 Saturday morning the meet-
ing was called to order by Mrs. Hol-
land, -who after the devotional exer-
cises, called attention to our publica-
tions. Address by our new Home Mis-
sion Secretary, Mrs. S. T. Gramling.
Reports of Home Mission Auxil-
"Our Work in Key West," a paper
written by Mrs. A. W. Mohn and other
interesting facts given by Mrs. E. F.
"How to Kill a Society," discussion
led by Mrs. Moore, followed by oth-
Hymn: "Tidings." Benediction.
Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock the
meeting was called to order by Mrs.
Holland. Devotional exercises con-
ducted by Mrs. Gramling in a very im-
Enrollment of delegates, reports of
Foreign Mission District Secretary and
Mrs. Holland spoke for a few min-
utes on "The World Our Parish." Then
Mrs. F. M. Hudson read a very inter-
esting paper on "Missionary Finances."
In the discussion that followed, the
subject of tithing was emphasized.
A letter from Miss Lilian Nichols
was read by Mrs. Moore.
Sunday morning Rev. J. D'. Sibert
preached a strong missionary sermon.
In the afternoon Mrs. Holland had
the devotional exerces. Miss Johnnie
Ley sang "Face to Face," then Miss
Wagner told the children of the Ko-
rean children and Miss Mabel Head
was introduced and spoke for a few
In the evening after devotional exer-
cises by Rev. J. D. Sibert, a beautiful
male quartette was rendered, then
Miss Head gave a very interesting and
impressive address on Home Mission
Monday morning at 9:30 the meet-
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who conducted the devotional exer-
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"Vine and the Branches," and her
comments were impressive. "What is
my favorite missionary book, and
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of good missionary literature to be
had now. "How can we help the work
in our District?" was led by Mrs. J. D.
Sibert, followed by others.
The question of union of the Boards
of Home and Foreign Missions caused
quite a discussion, but no action was
taken in the matter.
Miss Head spoke upon definiteness
of prayer for needs in all lines of work,
then the meeting adjourned.
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Bowling Green-Oct. 9-10.
Punta Gorda-Oct. 23-24.
Ft. Myers Mission-Oct. 30-31.
Everglade Mission-Nov. 6-7.
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(Bloomingdale Camp Meeting.)
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Hernando, November 18-19.
Blanton, November 20-21.
Ybor City and West Tampa, November
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Hyde Park, Tampa, November 26.
Dade City, December 5-6.
Tampa City Mission, December 12-13.
W. ML POAGE, P. E.
213 Lee street.
Jennings (Jennings)-Oct. 9-10.
Live Oak-Oct. 11.
White Springs Ct.-Oct. 16-17.
White Springs Station-Oct. 17-18.
Pine Grove Camp Meeting-Oct. 19.
Welborn (Camp Ground)-Oct. 23.
Pine Mount-Oct. 27.
Park Church (Park)-Oct. 29-31.
First Church-Oct. 31-Nov. 1.
Green Cove Springs-Nov. 3.
St. Johns (Bethel)-Nov. 6-7.
St. Matthews-Nov. 7-8.
Crandall and K. Ferry (Crandall)-
Callahan (Hutto)-Nov. 16-17.
Worthington (Ft. Call)-Nov. 19-20.
Lake Butler (Briceville)-Nov. 21-22.
Lake City-Nov. 26-28.
Columbia (Bethel)-Nov. 27-28.
Ft. White (Tustenuggee)-Dec.'3-4.
Reports will be called for from Exhort-
ers, Trustees, Missionary Societies in ad-
dition to the usual call, Trustees' Report
in "Duplicate." Let every official be in
his place at the Conference with full re-
port on all lines. It is the business of
every official to see that every claim is
met in full.
J. A. HENDRY, P. E.
West Madison, October 9-10.
1ladison Station, October 10-11.
Fenholloway, October 16-17.
Perry, October 17-1&
Leou Circuit, October 23-24.
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Chattahoochee, October 30-81.
Sycamore, November 6-7.
Hosford, November 13-14.
Bristol, November 14-15.
Aucilla, November 20-21.
Monticello, November 21-22.
Mayo Circuit, November 27-28.
Mayo Station, November 28-29.
Old Town, November 27-28.
South Lafayette, November 27-28.
Woodville, December 4-5.
Madison Circuit, December 11-12.
Pastors will see that trustees are ready
o report. Don't forget the District Par-
onage special and the District Board of
Church Extension. Let the stewards give
Good account of their stewardship. Lay
Leaders, let us help the pastors roll up a
surplus for Missions. But let revival fire
be the motive power. L. W. MOORE,
MIAMI DISTRICT, FOURTH ROUND.
Key West, Spark's Chapel, October 10-
Dania and Fort Lauderdale, October
Delray and Boynton, October 23-24.
Fort Pierce, October 30-31.
Sebastian, November 6-7.
Cocoa, November 7-8.
STitusville, November 13-14.
New Smyrna and P. 0., November 17.
Kingston, November 18.
Oviedo and Geneva, November 20-21.
Hastings, November 27-28.
Palatka, December 4-5.
DeLand, December 5-6.
Volusia, December 11-12.
Sanford, December 12-13.
EDWARD F. LEY.
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OCALA DISTRICT-FOURTH ROUND.
Martel, October 16-17, at Martel.
Bronson, October 21, at Cedar Key.
Crystal River, October 23-24, at Homo-
Williaston, October 28, at Ebenezer.
Bushnell, October 30-31, at Bushnell.
Coleman, October 31 p. m.-November 1.
Umatilla, November 6-7, at Altoona.
Leesburg, November 8.
Alachua, November 13-14, at Spring Hill.
High Springs, November 14-15, at High
Holder, November 19, at Holder.
Inverness, November 20-21, at Floral
La Crosse, November 23, at Hague.
Gainesville, November 24.
Micanopy, November 26, at Eyinston.
Interlachen, November 27-28, at Rodman.
McMeekin, November 30, at Grandin.
Starke, December 1.
Melrose, December 2, at Orange Heights.
Lady Lake, December 4-5, at Emeralda.
Ocala, December 6.
Rochelle, December 8.
Anthony, December 9.
Reddick, December 11-12.
Citra, December 12-13.
We urge a full attendance of all the
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and Missionary Societies be ready to ie-
port. We hope the stewards will see to it
that the pastor is paid up in full. Brother
pastors, push the Conference Collections.
It is religious to pay up all claims at one
hundred cents on the dollar.
T. J. NIXON, P. L
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FOR SALE-Fifty of The Metho-
dist Hymnals, without notes. Have
been used only a few months. Reg-
ular price, net 30c. per copy; our
price, 25c. postpaid. We are substi-
tuting the note books. Write Box
364, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Why run the risk of failure in making your
salad for special occasions by usin cheap
oil? Get the Inmported Olive Oil fromBoulos.
Itis important to know the man to whom you
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He will give special attention to out of town
orders. Write him a letter and he will do he
217 W. Bay St. Jaoksonville, FlJ .
LYON & HEALY'S
At Reasonable Prices
We make a specialty of large reed organs, voiced
to closely resemble pipe organs. These church
organs will be found much richer in effects than
any cheap pipe organ.
Let us tell you what-our Cathedral Organ will
furnish in the way of musical effects.
Styles from $100 to $500. Payments spread
over 2 years when desired.
Fine Folding Organs $37.50; Fine Parlor
Organs $45; Good Second-hand Organs at
half price, write for catalog. (44)
LYON & HEALY, 10 Adams St., Chicado
WE OFFER YOU A POSITION
We want 250 men right away. Must have them and will
pay good money-83.00 to 5.00 a day guaranteed accord-
ing to class of work. You need no money. Everything
done onour capital You deliver our goods and collect.
A big opportunity. Write today or ee plans, sample
outfits, etc. All free. G. H. GROUNDS, Manager. 1027
W. Adams Street. Dept 56688, Chicago, Il.
o Don't Experiment
by sending your goods to
IR ^ some small unreliable
shop. ItisJust as easy
to send your favorite
gown, tailored suit
etc., to us, where they
will be treated properly. Personal super-
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ment. Address pack-
Dry Cleaning Co.
Joseph May & Sons
169 Peachtree Street,
FREE TO YOU
TUNER OF PIPE ORGANS
I should have your organ work
A Florida citizen, a Methodist,
and a skilled workman. Organs
taken down, set up, tuned and
S ORLANDO6 FLORIDA
The Best Reed Organs the
*rft' ftff World Knows of are
I o- ORGANS
Sixty-three years ago Jacob Estey invented
the first "Estey," and from that day to this the
one purpose of its builders has been-improvement.
To-day the Estey Organ leads-in tone quality, in
mechanical perfection, In durability. Manybuilders
imitate, none surpass, the Estey.
We sell the Estey In a great variety of styles and
sizes. Make a specialty of Church, Chapel and
school Organs, and guarantee satisfaction.
Ludden & Bates, Southern Music Iouse
Dept. EC, Savannah, Ga.
Private Ambulance Service Chapel
16 E. Forsyth St.
'Telgraph orders gfven prompt attention
LORD'S PRAYER BANGLE PIN
We mean what we say. we will ESTABLISHED 1858
send to you ABSOLUTELY PREE n
THIS LOVELY BANGLE PIN with CHURCH AND SCHOOL D LL
the entire Lord's prayer engraved
on it if you will send us your name Write for SPECIAL DONATION PLAN Cat No. 57
aREED M aO RoySt.ROVDCE. .I THE 86. 8ELL COMPANY, HILLSBORO, e.
REED M FG.CO., 53Ro St., PROVIDECE.R.I.
can know every
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means to specialize. Wearespe-
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and vegetable seeds. In 52 years we
have become experts. Sow Ferry's
Seeds and reap the results of our care.
For sale everywhere. Read our 1909
catalogue and profit by our experience.
Sent free on request. Address
D. M. FERRY & CO., DETROIT. MICH,
S, THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.
is the holiday maker. What is Christmas but a time
of joy, of entertainment, of peace and good will?
What produces these things so much as a jolly
family circle with the addition of a few friends, all
listening to the wonderfully varied programs pro-
duced by an Edison Phonograph playing Edison
You can have just such a real Christmas.
Hear the Edison Phonograph today.play some of
those new Sousa Band Records, and you will learn
for the first time what Edison has done for sound-
Edison Phonographs $12.50 to $125.00
Edison Standard Records - 35c.
Edison Amberol Records (play twice as long) 50c.
Edison Grand Opera Records 75c. and $1.00
There are Edison dealers everywhere. Go to the near-
est and hear the Edison Phonograph play both Edison
Standard and Amberol Records and get complete catalogs
fri your dealer or from us.
National Phonograph Co., 149 Lakeside Ave., Orange, N. J.
SLET S THIS FINE STEEL RANGE* v YOU ON
Send us only one dollar as a guarantee
of good faith and we will ship this SIX
HOLE STEEL RANGE to you on ap-
proval. On its arrival at your freight
station examine it carefully, and if you
are entirely satisfied that It is the best
value you ever saw,pay your agent the
balance, $22.00. Then try it for 60 days in
your home and return it at our expense
any time within that period if not entirely
satisfactory, and your money and freight
charges will be promptly refunded. Is not
this the fairest offer you ever heard?
$45 Range For Only $23
This range is extra strong and is as good as
any range being sold in your county to-day
for $45.00. It has an am-
ple porcelain lined reser-
voir, large warming clos-
et, two teabrackets, isas-
bestos lined andwill burn
either coal or wood. It
is beautifully nickeled
.. and an ornament in the
kitchen. Size 8-16, oven 16
x20xl51 inches, top 45x28
Ins. Hetght 29 ins.,weight
8751bs. Larger sizes cost:
.8-18, $25; 8-20, $27. Custom-
ers in the West will be shipped from
our factory in Illinois to save time
and freight. Write to the advertising
manager of this paper or to the Bank
of Richmond, Richmond, Va., one of
the largest institutions in the South,
and they will tell you that we aZways
keep our poomises.
THE SPOTLESS CO., lno..
175 Shockos Square,
"The South' McHf4 Order House."
"Our Special Coffee"
25c. Per Pound
Wilkison & Spiller
THE BOYT COMPANY,
114 MAIN STREET,
Get a "NEW PERFECTION"
Blue Flame OIL STOVE
You've often wished for a stove
that would be ready for use at a
moment's notice---that would cook
whatever you wanted properly and
quickly yet without overheating the
kitchen--that would be absolutely
safe"and entirely clean---a stove
thatiposesses all these good points
yet'toroperate did not cost the en-
ormous price you have to pay for
gas. Here's the stove that fills ev-
ery demand satisfactorily-- The
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We sell this large three-burner one,
complete with legs, cabinet and
Freight Paid to any Depot
Rhodes Futch- Collins
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For a Sole-Mate ?
We have a pair of them here for you.
We guarantee to fit you so perfectly and
comfortablyin Regal Shoes that you will
never wear any shoes but Regals hereafter.
give you the late New
York custom Styles-which
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S quarter-sizes afford you
made-to-measure fit. No
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knows it is standard.
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; ~Eay St,
THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.
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How Many Pianos Are You Paying For?
If you buy from us on our Club or Cash Price plan, then you know that you are getting a dollar in value
for every dollar you spend, but if your purchase was one not governed by a selling policy of this kind, then
you really don't know but what you are paying for your piano and partly for some of the pianos sold to
your neighbors as well. Sometimes there are as many as five different prices for the same Style of the same make of piano
About Our New Scale $400 Ludden & Bates Club Piano
It might surprise you to learn that we have been selling on an average of 100 each month, and we
are receiving orders for them as fast as we can ship them out.
The Best Musicians Are Buying Them-why do youhesitate? Are you not willing to save $113 on a
piano, that has a pure, deep, sweet, mellow tone; beautiful design of case; strictly up-to-date in
every respect; guaranteed for a lifetime and to give perfect satisfaction or money refunded? Then
take advantage of this opportunity and buy now, for later on the pianos will, undoubtedly, be sold
at the regular price of $400.00. The price of material and workmanship is becoming higher every
day, and when we fill our last club of one hundred members, your opportunity will be lost.
The Price Now $287. Permit us to assure you that if you get a piano at the discount quoted, you will
get it very close to cost-you will get a better bargain by far than any other music house or factory
can offer you-you will get the best $400 piano ever made-the final result of our years of experience
in solving the piano problem.
Price Will Be Raised January 1, 1910--Order Today so that you will be in time to take advantage of
the best offer ever made. Look the piano over-your own judgment and intelligence will tell you
whether or not we are making reasonable claims for them. If you cannot order at once, but desire
us to hold a membership open for you, please advise us, and your wish or desire in the matter will
be most carefully considered.
Before shipping out an instrument we always have it examined carefully by an expert who knows
every requirement of a first-class piano, and we assure you that in doing business with us our rela-
tions will prove satisfactory and pleasant to you,
Weber, Mathushek, Ivers & Pond, Estey, Lester, Pianola
Farrand Organs Estey Organs
Write Desk No. "P" for Catalogs and Advertised Prices on all pianos.
JDDEN (Q BATES S.M.H.
39 Years in Mueic JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
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