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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1886?
Dates or Sequential Designation: -v. 52, no. 5 (Jan. 30, 1941).
Issuing Body: Official organ of: the Florida Annual Conference, Apr. 1, 1886-<Dec. 25, 1901>; the Florida Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, <Jan. 12, 1904-Aug. 3, 1939>; the Florida Conference of the Methodist Church, Aug. 10, 1939-1941.
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page 1
    Editorial
        Page 2
    Contributions
        Page 3
        Page 4
    Matters of general interest
        Page 5
    Personal and other notes
        Page 6
        Page 7
    Woman's home mission society
        Page 8
    Quarterly conference directory
        Page 9
        Page 10
    Epworth league department
        Page 11
    Woman's foreign missionary society
        Page 12
        Page 13
        Page 14
    Advertising
        Page 15
        Page 16
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SI\MIRACLES. 1
S pDo.' _ve in God the Father Almighty, Maker of'
-eaven and earth: And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, 1
our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born
of the Virgin Mary: suffered under Pontius Pilate, was
S crucified, dead, and buried; the third day He arose again
i from the dead; he ascended into heaven and sitteth at the
right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He
S shall come to judge the quick and the dead." Then, of
S course, I believe in miracles.
My faith in the Bible as the Word of God has not been
shaken by any new discoveries in science, history, arch-
aeology, or criticism; nor has my mind been disturbed
4 by any recent agitation touching the possibility of mir-
S acles, or the probability of their having occurred just
as reported in the gospel records. There is no reason for
S alarm in the presented of the fullest and freest investiga- 1
tion of all the facts which modern learning is supposed
to have found in opposition to the faith we have long
cherished. God has not left Himself without witness, and
S His truth will triumph in spite of the boastings of ad-
versaries. In fact, the matters alleged as new discover-
ies, antagonistic to the Scriptures, whether in science or
philosophy, or history or philology, or exegesis, are not
S nearly so numerous nor so decisive in bearings, so far as
the issue between faith and unbelief is concerned, as
they are supposed to be, or as the enemies of the gosp i
would have us to believe. It is really astonishing, when
we take the whole nation into account, how little
there is in the heresies of modern times that cannot be
traced to the times before the period of the Reformation,
and what small advance the skepticism and rationalism
of today have made beyond the infidelity of centuries
gone by. From what we hear about the discoveries of
our times, and of the progress of knowledge which sheds
light on tde moral relations of men and on the dispensa-
tions of the Almighty, one would be led to suppose that
scholarship is a new thing-that we are just emerging
from barbarism-and that the men who laid the founda-
tions of our civilization, of our governments, of our
schools, and of our Churches, were pigmies in compari-
son with the giants of our day, if not ignorant and de-
luded fanatics.-Bishop S. M. Merrill.
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T"r PLORIDA ClRIUTIAN ADY0VATY.


EDITORIAL


Whymper is credited with the first ascent to
the peaks of the Matterhorn. He inspired many
others to go up and breathe the pure air of that
lofty height. So it is: any man who climbs the
steep of lofty thought and noble character blazes a
path and inspires others to go up the mount of
God and breathe the air of heaven.

"If every fox-hunter ended by breaking his neck
fox hunting would be shunned." Yes, and if the
would-be criminal knew that his purposed crime
would break his neck there would be less crime
committed. But favoritism and partiality in exe-
cuting the law encourages the criminal to take the
risk.

We hope we may be able this year to mark an
era in our Home Mission work. We have read
many reports of opportunities in other states, but
as we have read, we have thought, the need is
greater than this in Florida. Some means must be
devised to increase our finances. Above all the
need that we take our state for Christ must be-
come a master passion with us. Let us work, pray
and give to accomplish this purpose. Let us be
lavish with our money and our efforts. Our people
are entitled to our best. They have the first claim-
on us.

The Southern Methodist Handbook will be is-
sued early in January of 1910. It is to be a Decen-
nial Number, showing the development of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South, for the past
decade. Th eGeneral Conference department will
be of especial value, besides quite a number of
new features will be added. We think Dr. Ivey has
put the whole Church under obligations to him for
his excellent service to us in getting out the Hand-
book. Order early, sending all orders to Dr. T. N.
Ivey, Raleigh, N. C.

As a gentle hint, we wish to say to the Boards
of Stewards all over the Conference, have a purse
of money ready for the ne wpreacher when he
comes. The preachers do not get salaries suffi-
cient to lay by anything, as a rule. They will
reach the new charge with almost nothing, perhaps
it may be necessary to borrow money upon which
to make the move. No act of kindness will be
more appreciated or more worthily bestowed than
the payment of this money in advance. They ex-
pect you to report it on salary, of course, but the
preacher will feel, dear brethren, that yo ulove
him, appreciate him, and expect to stand by him.
It will make his heart light and perhaps save him
from serious embarrassment. Do not forget, dear
brethren and sisters of the laity.


A Suggestion.

L ET US have some reports from our charges in
a different way from what we have been pre-
senting them. Let us have a general write-up of
the work; a picture of the pastor, a cut of the
Church, some brief historic notes connected with
the Church. Let the women, the Sunday School,
and the League write up their departments. This
will be good reading and will serve to advance the
interests of the charge. Let us hear from those
who will take up this matter. Write us, brethren,
if you will do it.


Editorial Correspondence.
UR first trip out into the State this year was
to Tampa, via Gainesville. We had the
pleasure while in Gainesville of attending the first
Sunday School teachers' meeting for the year held
by these excellent Sunday School workers. There
were sixteen present They spent the time with
Brother B. D. Hartsfield, superintendent, and Rev.
J. E. Wilson, pastor, in earnestly discussing and
planning the work for this year. We were much
pleased and impressed by the meeting.
Bro. Wilson has entered into his pastorate with
zeal and earnest intelligence. We predict for him
and his excellent corps of church workers a year
of great success in the University City.
We met many of our dear friends in Gainesville,
among them the Phifers, who have often gone out
of their way to befriend and provide for a peri-
patetic editor. We shall never forget such kind-
ness.
We reached the thriving metropolis of South
Florida at ten p. m., on Saturday night, were met
by our Brother Carpenter, who by the way is a
master builder. He took us in charge, and fed us,
bearing with our shortcomings.
On Sunday morning we met with the Tampa
Heights congregation. Brother Hardin has begun
well. He has a winsome manner and a way of
getting hold of the people, which, with his good
sense and good preaching ability, has won him a
place among our most successful pastors. We look
for a good year at the Heights. The congregation
delighted our heart wit ha number of new sub-
scribers and' some renewals.
We preached at First Church on Sunday night
and despite the inclement weather had a fairly
good congregation. This church is now better
organized and more determined than ever before to
do a great year's work. We like the plan of or-
ganization adopted by the Board of Stewards bet-
ter than any we have seen.
On Sunday afternoon we visited Highland Ave-
nue Sunday School. This is one of the most re-
markable Sunday Schools of our acquaintance. It
is on Brother Myres' work. Brother A. F. Turner
is the superintendent. The work in that place
is an illustration of what can be done by devoted
and enthusiastic workers in many places in our
Conference.
Monday morning we spent working in the in-
terest of the Advocate. We secured a few adver-
tisements and some renewals. In the afternoon
we called on some if our friends. We called at the
district parsonage, but failed to find the presiding
elder.
We took supper and spent part of the evening
with Rev. J, R. Cason, the new pastor of Hyde
Park Church. Brother Cason begins well, and the
people have received him kindly. The fine work
he did at Lakeland is, we believe, a prophecy of
what h will do at Hyde Park.
We did not see Brother Myres while in Tampa.
We met Brothers Diggs and Glennan. They both
seemed in good spirits and expressed themselves as
feeling that the outlook is promising for their
charges. We did not meet our missionaries, we
are sorry to say, but we hope it will not be in-
terpreted by these brethren to mean that we were
indifferent to them or their work. Truly their
labors are arduous and their responsibilities great.
We pray God's blessings on them.


Do It Now.
WHAT? Why, anything that you ought to
do. Procrastination is not only the thief
of time, it is the thief also of opportunity. There
is a time for all things.
Do it now. Write that letter to the old folks
at home. They love you better than anybody on
earth. Others love you for what you have, these
dear old people love you for what you are. Lit-
erally, you are theirs for "better or worse." Yea,
when you are the worst, they love you most, be-
cause you are so bad, having mercy on you be-
cause others scorn you. Write them today. Glad-
den their dear old eyes by the sight of your hand-
writing. Every angle and shade, even the .way
you dot your i's and cross your t's, is precious in
their sight, because these fond eyes watched your
efforts from the time you brought home your first
copy book. Oh, write that letter today, because
the day may come, will come all too soon, when you
would give almost anything for the privilege of
taking your pen and writing "My dear Father" or
"My dear Mother;" but, alas, the mails do not
reach the skies, and heaven does not belong to
the International Postal Union.
Do it now. That work you intended to do for
God and sinful humanity. Time flies and death
hastens. Souls of men are hair-hung and breeze-
shaken over eternity. When can you find a better
time to do that work for God? Some day you may
stand by the open grave and look into the blanch-
ed, dead face of your friend or loved one, and
sighing, turn away with this question which is
rather an accusation: "Oh God, why did I delay?"
No, perhaps you are not what the world calls
wicked; but who says that in the sight of God a
negligent person may not be a very wicked person?
The switchman delays to throw a switch, and a
hundred souls are dashed into eternity. A light-
house keeper neglects his lamp and as a conse-
quence the proud ship with her priceless cargo goes
to the bottom of the sea. You are to let your light
shine, but your oil is poor and your lamp untrim-
med. Worst of all, you often keep your light un-
der a bushel. Of course, you expected to do bet-
ter, but you never did. Do it now.
Do it now. Delay not to seek God in the sal-
vation of your soul. Open the door to the knock
of the Savior of men. You have long intended to
make your peace with God. In many of the great
crises of your life you have vowed that you would
attend to this all important matter. Youth has
given away to maturity, maturity to middle age,
perhaps to old age. Death, that seemed so far
away a few years ago, now seems nearer. Soon
he will mock you and at last he will sting you
with the venom, Sin. All seasons are convenient
seasons for salvation to a willing and penitent
soul. The Spring invites with her blushing flowers
and singing birds; the Summer, with her riot of
life and luxury; Autumn, with her lap overflow-
ing with the season's promised fruitage; even old
Winter, cold and gray, with falling leaves and
drifting flake, calls to us-each season with pe-
culiar voice exhorts us to seek the Lord while he
may be found. Do it now.


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TXI FLORIDA O~RISTIAN ADVOCATP.


FOR THE GOOD ONTRIB Cheer Each Other

OF US ALL CONTRIBUTIONS' on the Way


THE KNOWLEDGE THAT IS NEED-
ED NOW.
By Josephus Anderson.
I. While all intelligent persons know
that study is the way into the king-
dom of knowledge, all do not know,
but ought to know, that prayer is an
excellent adjunct to study. There is
light from God for minds, and we can
get it by prayer, if we ask aright; and
to know this is knowledge needed now
by the young and the old.
II. Modern science has reached the
stage of settled knowledge that knowl-
edge and truth and science come from
the agreement of facts; that nothing
is known, nothing is true, nothing is
science, if it is not in agreement with
related facts; that hypotheses cannot
be accepted as theories, -unless veri-
fied by the agreement of facts; that
the main body of facts in nature inter-
prets nature; and that the main body
of Scripture-contents interprets Scrip-
ture; and this is knowledge greatly
needed by all at this time.
III. There is now special need of
knowledge by experience, the finding
by prayer and faith that Christianity
and Holy Scripture and the Kingdom
of God are certainly verified facts,
settled for us by personal experience,
the most satisfying of all knowledge
and greatly needed now, because new
things are continually brought for-
ward to challenge the validity of old
truths. We need experimental knowl-
edge now.
IV. To become sure that Christian
experience is infallible, we need to
know that we are experiencing what is
in agreement with the facts, what is
taught by God and -Christ and Scrip-
ture as the Kingdom of God; and we
need this knowledge because four
different theories are proposed for our
acceptance: 1. Many minds, from a
first view of the subject, think that
"the Kingdom" must include all
things, this world and nature and all
worlds, because God is supreme. But
they overlook all the facts of God's
nature and of Holy Scripture and of
human experience, which certainly
show that God cannot and does not
give kingly favor and protection, His
love and salvation, to all things. Sa-
tan in most surely not in the kingdom
of God; evil spirits are not; wicked
men are not; -and the unconverted are
not. To know this, we have only to
read the Scriptures for it is repeatedly
taught therein.
2. Another proposed theory, and
one with a long line of adherents is
this, that "the Church is the kingdom
of God;" but we know that it is not
true, because it is not in agreement
with t he facts. Twenty can be
brought, but a smaller number will
better suit our space and yet prove the
point we make: (1) The kingdom of
God is spoken of in Scripture 32 times
as "the kingdom of heaven; and that
certainly does not apply to the Church.
(2) The kingdom of God has its
"throne" now in heaven and Christ is
sitting on its throne there; and that
certainly does not apply to the Church


(3) The kingdom of God is an exten-
sion from heaven to earth by the om-
nipresence of God, but the Church was
organized on earth to be used in this
world as the instrument and witness
of the kingdom-a great difference in-
deed. (4) The holy angels are in the
kingdom of God, but not in the
Church. (5) The kingdom of God is
always spoken of as in the singular
number, but 36 times we read of "the
Churches;" there are no divisions of
"the kingdom," but there are divisions
of the Church, which Scripture calls
"the Churches." Therefore we know
that the Church is not the kingdom of
God, which is far greater than the
Church.
3. The next is a more recently pro-
posed theory: it affirms that the king-
dom of God consists of germs of re-
generation and their growth in the
souls of men, one germ being implant-
ed in every person at the beginning of
life and developing by nature. This
theory represents all children as in the
kingdom of God from the beginning
of life, and it is claimed that Christ
so taught in Matt. 19:13,-16; Mark
10:13-16; Luke 18:15-17. Let us get
the facts: (1) Christ did not so teach
in those three accounts; but He did
teach that one entire class is not "of
the kingdom of God"-Luke's brephe,
"infants," the youngest of children,
Luke 18:15; they were there, but
Luke unites with Matthew and Mark
in saying that those whom Christ said
are "of the kingdom of God" were of
the paidia class, not the brephe. Christ
left out the entire infant class, and
made a distinction between those of
the older class of children who came
to Him-such as He had spoke nof in
Matt. 18:4-6-and those who did not
come to Him. He used two Greek
articles for that purpose. Though not
translated in our common version,
they are in the original and ought to
be in ours. What He really said is
this, "Suffer the children to come unto
me, and forbid them not, for of the
such is the kingdom of God," the
Greek article distinguishing between
the comers to Him and those who did
not come. The teaching is plainly
this, that infants and older children
who do not come to Him are not of the
kingdom of God; that children who
come to Him are "of the kingdom;"
and in Mark's 15th verse and Luke's
17th He extended the distinction to all
ages of persons-no one of any age
can get into "the kingdom" except by
coming to Him as those "the children"
did. To see how clearly this is made-
in Scripture begin again- and read
Matt. 18:1-6, turning back to verse 3
and to verse 6; next read Jno. 3:1-7;
Cor. 5:17, and Rev. 3:20, bearing in
mind that the original translated "a
man," "any man," in these passages
literally means any one whether old
or young. And if the question is ask-
ed, How then can infants and children
too young to come to Christ be saved
if they die and if they are not in the
kingdom of God? we can answer, that
all who die of that age are taken out


of this life for the general class of SOME QUESTIONS ASKED BY
people and given to Christ as unde- BROTHER LONG.
veloped minds to be worked upon by Editor of the Florida Christian Ad-
Him, because He died for them and vocate:
must be allowed to have an opportu- In your issue of the 6th inst., un-
nity to get them into the kingdom of der the caption "The Conference
God and they must be allowed to'have Brotherhood," Bro. J. B. Ley in de-
tail gave the history of -the Conference
an opportunity to enter it by coming Brotherhood being merged into a gen-
to Him. Given to Christ as their un- eral organization known as the Meth-
developed spirits go out of this life, odist Benevolent Association, the or-
what can He do? He can quicken ganization of a "Conference Auxili-
their minds, Jno. 5:21; He can draw ary" to the central organization, thus
holding the local identity of the Flor-
their quickened minds, which could ida Brotherhood intact." He also
ida Brotherhood intact." He also
not be drawn to Him before, but gave the names of its officers, execu-
which are included in His promise to tive committee, etc. This was done
"draw all men," Jno. 12:32; and we Dec. 15th and 17th, 1906. "Under
know that He has plainly told us that this general officiary the Auxiliary
the result will be, "All that the Fath- held annual meetings till the session
of our Conference recently adjourn-
er giveth me (present tense) shall ed. During the three years of the
come to me, and him that cometh to merger existence of the organization
me I will in no wise cast out." But a number of our insured brethren
does God sanction that? Read Matt. passed away, whose families received
18:14. So all the little ones that an aggregate assurance of something
Sa th th like $6,500." But he failed to state
die are by the Father given to the who paid it, or where the money came
Son, are quickened in mind and drawn from. As the object of the publica-
to Him, and they will then come and tion is believed to be well known, I
not be cast out-glory to His name! respectfully ask space in our Advo-
(2) The "seed," which the germ- cate for the following queries to Bro.
J. B. Ley, hoping that he may be able
theory advocates mistake for "germs" to throw light upon the clouded at-
in nature implanted before our birth, mosphere upon the course pursued in
is the seed of truth, "the word of the premises. Is it not a well known
God," and "this is the word which by fact that there must be a principal to
the gospel is preached unto you," 1 create an auxiliary, and in the event
Pet. 1:23,25. Please read Matt. 13:- of the death of the principal, the
3-8, 19-28; Mark 4:14; Luke 8:5,- auxiliary dies with it? Did not the
11-15; Acts 13:26; Rom. 10:8-17; Conference Brotherhood, who was the
Heb. 4:2; Jno. 18:21-23. Of course, principal at issue, die in fact as an or-
the word of God is not implanted in us ganization by its merger into the
at the beginning of life. (3) The par- Methodist Benevolent Association?
able in Mark 4:26-29 is strangely mis- Will Bro. Ley further explain, that if
understood. It says that "the earth it be a fact that the aforementioned
bringeth forth fruit of itself," and we "Auxiliary" with a full set of officers,
are like it in that respect, but who was a bona fide organization, why it
cannot see that "of itself" does not was that $456.64 in cash and a note
mean by itself alone, and that the for $100 was left in the hands of Dr.
earth bringeth forth fruit by turning F. Pasco, treasurer of the Brother-
itself to the sun every day for his in- hood, for two years after the creation
fluence on earth and seed and all life? of the aforesaid Auxiliary, instead of
And does not Scripture repeatedly turning it over to its duly constituted
teach us to turn ourselves daily to God constituted treasurer? and why it was
in prayer for His Holy Spirit to come at the Annual Conference held at Mi-
upon us? Read Luke 11:9-13; I Cor. ami, December, 1908, when Doctor
3:6-7; 2 Cor. 3:4-5; Jno. 15:5. Pasco, as treasurer of the Conference
Then what? The kingdom of God is Brotherhood, rose and stated in open
His personal reign in heaven, and in Conference ,that certain money in his
willing, praying hearts-the kingdom hands as treasurer could not be used
of prayer, of love to God and man, of in the Methodist Benevolent Associa-
holiness, of salvation experienced, tion, and moved that said monies be
experienced through faith in Christ turned over to the Trustees of the
Jesus our Lord, and by the work of Preachers' Relief Fund, that he in his
the Holy Spirit within us. The king- place did not rise and inform Doctor
dom of God has come to us, and "all Pasco and the Florida Annual Con-
things are now ready for us to have it ference, that the Brotherhood was not
in us by our coming to Christ: it is dead, but lived and was "intact"
waiting to move inside as soon as we through an "auxiliary," that it was
give our hearts to God by faith and in good health and entitled to receive
prayer. Therefore, all must "seek first and hold all assets of the Brother-
the Kingdom of God;" and we should hood? If these foregoing questions
teach our children to do that, to enter can be satisfactorily answered I will
the kingdom by personal coming to thank God and take courage. They
Christ, and to know the love of God; have not been submitted in a captious
for "as many as are led by the Spirit spirit, but for the good of the church.
of God, they are the sons of God,"-as H. W. LONG.
many, no more. Read Rom. 8:8,12-18. Martel, Fla., Jan. 10, 1910.


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THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.


THAT REPRESENTATIVE AND
MONUMENTAL CHURCH, WASH-
INGTON, D. C.
Some Facts.
The purpose to erect a church build-
ing in Washington, D. C., that will be
representative and monumental, is not
new. The leaders of our Church in
the early 50's saw the need of such
a structure, and the duty of our Meth-
odist people at large to erect it. Rev.
J. C. Granberry, afterward Bishop,
and Dr. W. W. Bennett presented a
memorial to the General Conference
of 1858; and this Conference, acting
upon a motion made by Rev. Andrew
Hunter, of Arkansas, and Dr. David S.
Doggett, of Virginia, who was later
elected Bishop, approved the erection
of such a church, as the following ex-
tract from the records of that Confer-
ence will show:-
"The committee to whom was re-
ferred the memorial of the Quarterly
Conference of Washington City Sta-
tion, Virginia Conference, having had
the same under consideration, beg
leave to present the following:-
"The interest in behalf of which
your memorialists plead is one of the
greatest importance to the Southern
Church, and to the cause of true re-
ligion in the Metropolis of the Nation.
* We ought to have a more spa-
cious building and a more convenient
location. We need a larger and better
situated building, not, we repeat, for
ourselves, but for the accommodation
of the Southern Methodists, who are
here in crowds all the year or the
months of the session of Congress.
With such advantage, we are confident
that we could enlarge the sphere of
our operations to the material ad-
vancement of the sacred cause which
we all hold so dear."
"Your committee would also call the
attention of the General Conference
to the fact that all the leading de-
nominations of the country are taking
measures for the establishment of
large and influential churches in the
National Metropolis. The Episcopa-
lians, Presbyterians, Baptists, and
Northern Methodists have been mak-
ing most strenuous efforts to increase
their numbers and influence in the
Federal City. All these churches, with
the exception, perhaps, of the Episco-
pal, have sent their agents far and
wide through the North and the South,
soliciting funds for the purpose of
building large and commodious houses
of worship. Why should we be behind
all other denominations in this re-
spect?"
The plan of these leaders was not
carried out; but through no fault of
theirs, nor from any lack of merit in
their cause. The war which immedi-
ately followed made any forward
movement in church work almost im-
possible. But the need for a repre-
sentative church building for Southern
Methodism in Washington City has
never ceased. The wise men, who first
proposed the erection of a suitable
building in the Capital City, have long
since gone to their reward, but their
plan has not been lost sight of. Early
in 1906 the Quarterly Conference of
the Mount Vernon Place Church pre-
sented a resolution to tthe Baltimore
Conference; and from that Conference


a memorial was sent up to the General
Conference of 1906, requesting that
the plans adopted by the General Con-
ference of 1858 be again, taken up and
prosecuted to completion. That we
are now thoroughly committed to this
enterprise and must erect a represen-
tative and monumental building is
made clear by the following extract
from the minutes of the General Con-
ference:-
"The City of Washington is a cen-
ter of commanding importance in re-
ligious and educational work, as well
as in our civil and political affairs. It
is also the center of influences that af-
fect every part of our country.
"Other denominations have long
since seen the importance of Washing-
ton City, and have strengthened their
influence and the influence of the
Church of God, by erecting in that city
large, attractive, well-equipped and
representative church buildings. This
they have done in most instances, by
means of contributions from their
membership throughout the Union. *
"Therefore, be it resolved:
First. That the General Conference
of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, assembled in Birmingham,
Ala., heartily endorses the movement,
and approves the purpose to erect in
the Capital City of our General Gov-
ernment, a church building that will
be truly representative of the progress-
ive spirit, the strength, the life and
the work of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, South.
"Second. Believing, as we do, that
such a building cannot be erected for
less than $275,000.00, and knowing
the inability of our Washington City
membership to provide so large an
amount, we propose that, if the Mount
Vernon Place Church, Washington,
D. C., will become responsible for
$75,000.00, that we agree to pledge
the Church at large to an effort to pro-
vide $200,000."
A Question of Duty.
The highest authority, and the wis-
est leaders in our Church have spoken,
and we must build, or else be disloyal
to this high authority, and discredit
the wisdom of our leaders. Being a
connectional Church, the voice of the
General Conference is the voice of the
Church, and no one may refuse to obey
the direction thus given without being
disloyal. The action of the General
Conference, authorizing the erection
of this representative Church, was not
secret; the whole Christian world is
aware of it; therefore, the refusal to
obey the direction would not only be
disloyal, but we would humiliate our-
selves before the entire Christian
world. Our hand is to the plow, and
we must not look back. The condi-
tions which existed immediately fol-
lowing the action of the General Con-
ference of 1858 were valid reasons for
the building not being erected then,
but we can claim no such immunity
now. Our country is prosperous, and
the people known as Southern Method-
ists share equally that prosperity with
other people of the land. There is no
good reason, therefore, for us to fail
in the task which has been assigned
to us.
Responsibility.
A denomination that has a right to


exist in a nation has a duty at the na-
tional seat of Government. The rea-
sons which are given for the existence
of that particular denomination are
reasons for that denomination being
properly represented at the capital of
the nation. No one will doubt that the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South,
has a right to a place in these United
States, and therefore, it has a duty
to be performed at the National Capi-
tal.
What Others Have Done.
Other denominations of our country
have recognized this obligation, and
the importance of being properly rep-
resented at the National Metropolis.
With contributions from all their peo-
ple, several of the greatest denomina-
tions have erected their representative
buildings. The Baptists have a worthy
building, recently improved at a cost
of $150,000.00. The original plant
was largely the result of the gift of
one man, a Georgian. Our Presbyte-
rian brethren have invested $215,-
000.00 in their magnificent building.
The Methodist Episcopal Church, after
several years of earnest effort, com-
pleted their Metropolitan Church,
which is a credit to the Methodists of
the North. Besides these, the Luther-
ans, the United Brethren, the Reform-
ed, the Christian, and the Protestant
Episcopal Churches, all have their
representative buildings, erected by
contributions from their membership
at large. Of course, the Roman Catho-
lic Church is represented in the Capi-
tal, with buildings many and costly.
The Episcopalians are now investing
$1,500,000.00 in a great cathedral and
in college buildings. While other de-
nominations are responding to the call
of duty, and undertaking to perform
that task which devolves upon them,
by planting themselves thus firmly in
the seat of Government,, shall we
stand aloof, and of them all be the
only one to refuse? The Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, cannot afford
to do less than her sister denomina-
tions have done.
Patriotism.
It is our plain duty, as a Church,
to share, equally with the other de-
nominations, the work of maintain-
ing right religious- influences at the
seat of National Government. We of
the South love our country as truly as
those of any other section. In the
South, we have a distinctive civiliza-
tion. Our ideals are high; our Chris-
tion faith is sound. As the temple
stood in the midst of Jerusalem, the
supreme expression of the Hebrew
faith and life, so should we give ex-
pression to our faith and devotion to
our distinctive ideals, by erecting and
maintaining a worthy temple in our
National Metropolis. The religious
ideals that prevail in the Nation's
Capital will be the ideals of the land.
We of the South owe the Nation and
the world a duty, and we must not
be slow to perform it The Church at
large must respond to the call that
will be made. Our people whom God
has blessed with wealth must hear the
call of their Church and give liberally.
"We should honor our Christ with the
best that we have in the best way,
before our own people and the world."
In making an appeal to the Church


at large, for the erection of our repre-
sentative building, nothing is being
asked for the Mount Vernon Place
Congregation. They are sufficiently
able to erect a new building, or to re-
model and improve the present Mount
Vernon Place Church, so as to meet
the demands of their local congrega-
tion, but they are not able, and it is
not right to expect it of them, to erect
a building which will be representative
of the loyalty and ability of our people
of the Southland. They can care for
themselves, but they cannot care for'
the honor of the Church at large.
Progress.
Considerable progress has been
made by the Committee appointed by
the last General Conference to have
special charge of this work in connec-
tion with the General Board of Church
Extension. This special committee is
composed of Bishops W. A. Candler
and E. E. Hoss and Dr. W. F. Mc-
Murry. The Assistant Secretary elect-
ed at the last session of the General
Board, in Memphis, and the General
Conference Committee, have been busi-
ly engaged in an effort to interest the
Church in this enterprise. The Mount
Vernon Place Church, Washington
City, stands ready to furnish the $75,-
000.00 required of them by the Gene-
ral Conference. The Baltimore Con-
ference has pledged $25,000.00, and
many of the either Annual Confer-
ences, by resolution, have declared
themselves ready to do their part.
A National Building Committee has
been organized, announcement of
which will be made in a later issue.
These representative laymen will meet,
at an early date, in Washington City,
and after adopting plans for the build-
ing, will present the enterprise to the
Church at large.
With so just a cause, and such wise,
consecrated laymen to assist, those to
whom the work is committed feel that
success is assured.
GEO. S. SEXTON,

Jacksonville District---First Round.
Fernandina, Jan. 16.
Park and Marvin (Marvin), Jan.
16-17.
Green Cove Springs, Jan. 19.
Middleburg (Middleburg), Jan. 22-
23.
Riverside, Jan. 24.
Jennings (Jennings), Jan. 29-30.
Jasper, Jan. 30-31.
Callahan (Callahan), Feb. 5-6.
First Church, Feb. 6-7.
King's Ferry (Crandall), Feb. 12-
13.
South Jacksonville, Feb. 13-14.
Pine Mount (Pine Mount), Feb. 18.
Welborn (Welborn), Feb. 19-20.
Live Oak, Feb. 20-21.
Lake Butler (Lake Butler), Feb.
23.
Worthington (Worthington), Feb.
24.
White Springs, Feb. 25-27.
White Springs .Circuit (Swift
Creek), Feb. 26-27.
St. Augustine, March 2.
Columbia (Columbia), March 5-6.
Lake City, March 6-7.
Ft. White (Ft. White), March 8-9.
St. Johns (Love Grove), March
12-13.
J. A. HENDRY, P. E.






THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.


Matters of General Interest


THE MUSICIAN OF THE
DIPPER.
Some chords in unison witl
hear
Is touched within us, and
replies.


"0-lee-a-lee,
O-lee-a-lee,
O-lee-a-lee,
O-lee-a-lee,


Talk about music! I've
oratorio society of more t
hundred trained voices sing
"Crucifixion," the leading
bearing my very soul up, u
away to the place, or near
the angels have their he
heard the bang, whang, wh
drum and the tootle-te-toot
which Browning says is th
"greatest pleasure in life."
the United States Marine Ba
White House Lawn, with
brother beating the drum, I
Columbia." I've heard the
Military Band of Mexico pc
whole soul in "La Paloma.
Somehow or other, I am
ed to say that old black Da
yodel, "O-lee-a-lee!" awak
my heart memories more t
those suggested by chorus,
or band, and sweeter than a
memories of mother's lullal
humming song of a little
whose love was in search of
express it.
Daddy Jake did not learn
from Swiss or Tyrolese moi
but he was an adept, his ran
ing from the deepest bullfr
a falsetto as slender as the
Bryant's "troop of childlike
S. The little people of t
When I asked Daddy Jake
learned the yodel, his one
eye twinkled, and he decl
know, Mas' Joe; mus' yes
talk de good Mastah fu'g
in me w'en saunt me down
Daddy Jake's yodel serv
a kind of signal code. "C
repeated four times and ex
"0" was his call for me or h
to my crude, squawky, gosl
tempt at a yodel before he
how.
Out in the beech bottoms
Jake conducted a yodel a
was his sole pupil. The ti
were paid in full-with gral
way in which Daddy Jake
unwritten diploma as a yod
saying: "Mas' Joe, yiste'd
sung my calling' song, an' yo
back, dis niggah thought 'ti
ob hi'se'f."
Two stanzas of "O-lee-a
lines to the stanza, and e:
ending with "O," was a
fresh drinking water to be
the field.
One Saturday afternoon
down I carried a half-bush
bottomed white oak basket


LITTLE over to Daddy Jake's to get some
"light'ood" knots that he had picked
What we up for me in the ridges. He had gone
to town, a mile and a half away, two
hours before; they were then expect-
the heart ing his return.
Suddenly, while I was putting the
-Cowper. pine knots in the basket, I heard,
away up in the gap of the ridge, the
familiar yodel. Daddy Jake was hap-
py. He had no yodel in a minor key.
O!" His yodel on this occasion extended
several stanzas beyond my knowledge
heard an of his code. His wife, Aunt Betsy, un-
han three edrstood it all; for while he sang she
SStainer's enumerated, "Qua'tah's wu'th o' flour;
soprano ten cent' wu'th o' shugah; ten cent'
p, up and wu'th o' rice; ten cent' wu'th o' coffy,"
it, where and on through more than a dozen ar-
ome. I've tides ranging in price from "fi' cent' "
ang of the to a "qua'tah." She wound up with a
of the fife remark to her oldest son: "Eph'm, yo'
e Italian's pappy say' meet 'im at de creek an'
I've heard he'p 'im 'crost de footlog wid he
and on the things."
SSousa's Away Eph bounded, like a hound
play "Hail, after a rabbit.
e National It sometimes seems strange how the
ur out its dream thoughts of childhood project
themselves into after life. Jake had
lot asham- spoken of his yodel as "angel talk;"
ddy Jake's and at one time he had pointed out to
ens within me the constellation "Ursa Minor,"
ender than saying: "Dat's niggah he'ben; whi'
orchestra folks go'n' o' hab oe big dipper." Then
11 save the he called my attention to "de littlest
,y and the stah in de little dippah," saying,
sweetheart when I gits dis one eye at dat hole, it
a word to gwine 'o shine brightah 'n it do now."
Well, one bright winter night, thir-
his yodel ty years after I had last heard Daddy
ntaineers; Jake yodel, near old Van Buren, in
Lge extend- Alabama, I was walking alone and
og bass to meditatively, along North Avenue,
e laugh of Baltimore, between Charles street and
:e forms,. the Viaduct, when I heard somewhere:
he snow."
where he "O-lee-a-lee,
big white O-lee-a-lee,
ared: "Do' O-lee-a-lee,
be angel O-lee-a-lee, O!"
ot an' lef'
hyah." Instinctively I raised my face to-
ed him as ward the twinkling sky; and there,
)-lee-a-lee" from over the corner of a dark church
hiding with tower, I beheld the unusually bright
is response "little star of the little dipper," and
inglike at- before I could realize where I was, I
taught me had uttered one line response to
Daddy Jake's yodel, by which I meant:
Professor "Daddy Jake, I hear you; and some
academy. I day the Beech Bottom Yodel Academy,
tuition fees class of '78, will have an alumnus re-
titude. The union in the little dipper, or near it,
signed my under the constant and true-fixed light
ler was by of Him who has 'no fellow in the firm-
y, w'en I ament.' "-Wightman F. Melton in
u 'sponded Christian Advocate.
uz de acho
WHY THE WOMEN OF THE
-lee," four
ch sanza CHURCH DO NOT WANT THE
ach stanza
signal for RIGHTS OF THE LAITY.
brought to We are not prepared to believe that
the action of our Woman's Board of
about sun- Home Missions in the memorial to the
lel, round- General Conference praying for the
and went rights of the laity to be granted the


women expresses the desire to the wo- subordin~ation of tin ha ^ r -h o,


manhood of our Church. There are
many women, we believe, who are ac-
tive workers, and who are intelligent-
ly studying the problems of religious
activities, who have never felt the ne-
cessity for such action as is expressed
in the memorial.
It is true that in some places our


eral Board of Missions, it was not ex-
pressed in any way. It is hard to be-
lieve that the work of that Board has
suffered any during this quadrennium
as a result of the few slight changes
made in their constitution by the last
General Conference. If it were so, that
body is capable of speaking for itself


women are doing the work of stewards and would have been the proper one to


and Sunday school superintendents
(we have never been connected, we
are glad to say, with a congregation
where there were not enough men in-
terested to fill all these places); but
even in places where this is done, if
the women ask to assume these duties
it will only add to their responsibilities
and in no way have a tendency to
quicken the men to a deeper interest.
We should rather be interested in leg-
islation that would deepen in the men
their sense of responsibility than seek
to relieve them of work they should
do and responsibilities they should
bear, if for no other reason than for
their spiritual and moral betterment.
The women who have acted in these
official relations have done it, we feel
sure, with no desire of assuming the
larger responsibilities and inviting the
criticisms that come to those who are
the members of the several Confer-
ences.
The very fact that so many of our
women and girls have of their own
free will joined the Epworth League
under its present management is proof
that they are not dissatisfied with
their relations to this organization. If
they were not pleased to join, they
certainly could have remained outside.
We doubt if their labors and interest
in the organization would be quick-
ened by having the rights of the laity
given them.
The women do pay much to the en-
terprises of the church, but in most
cases the husbands provide the money
for their wives, fathers for their
daughters; so that the large contribu-
tions to our Home Mission and For-
eign Missionary Societies are made
possible by the interest taken by the
men in the homes of our members.
The work of the women in these So-
cieties is a monument to their loyalty
to the Master and zeal for his cause,
as well as a proof of the Father's ap-
proval of the organizations. The
church has shown by every token that
it gladly recognizes and appreciates
the efficiency of our labors. It would
be hard to convince me that any Gen-
eral Conference could be induced to
enact such measures as would in any
way hinder the real progress of our
work. There might be legislation that
some of us would not approve, but the
same would be true if the General
Conference were composed of women.
It was my pleasure to be present at
the last annual meeting of the Wo-
man's Board of Foreign Missions. If
there was any feeling in regard to the


do so.
It is true the women have not the
legal right to vote when questions
pertaining to their work are to be act-
ed on, but do they have to remain sil-
ent? By no means. There are very
few-if any-men composing the vari-
ous official bodies of our church who
are not willing and glad to talk over
the work of the church with an intel-
ligent, active Christian woman, and
who does not welcome her counsel?
When was she ever denied a hearing?
The women do exert a large influence
upon the legislation of the church.
The constant and unvarying consider-
ation and courtesy that has been
shown in granting the requests we
have made in reference to the work of
our own women's societies is proof
sufficient that there is no cause for
alarm that the manhood of our
church may not still be trusted with
legislative affairs. There is no danger
of the women "remaining silent." Most
of us do not hesitate to let the men
know what we want.
There is no need for any feeling of
humiliation on the part of the women
that they cannot vote. Our influence
over the manhood of the church is
vastly greater than the power that
would be wielded by the few votes cast
by women as the result of granting
the request of the Home Mission
Board. We must not underestimate
our present relation to the church and
its work. God will still bless the con-
secrated womanhood of our beloved
Zion; and her influence as wife, moth-
er, sister, and daughter will be among
the mightiest forces in shaping the
policies of the church. Nor need she
covet any greater opportunity than is
hers by her very influence as wife and
mother, sister and daughter as she
counsels with father, husband, son,
and brother, and studies together with
them the great problems we as a
church are to solve. This influence
she would not lose by having the
rights of the laity-burdens, I should
say-imposed on her, but that her in-
fluence would be at all increased we
have not yet seen proved. She would
subject herself to some hard tasks,
some severe criticisms which many
of our women are not trained patient-
ly to endure; and from al these the
men are glad to shield her, and her at-
titude is her mightiest appeal to all
that is manly or noble in them to
undertake these duties and bear these
burdens.-M-rs. J. W. Perry in Alaba-
ma Advocate.







THE FLO@IBAk CSRIWMIAN ADTOOATW.


THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE

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VOL. XXIV, JACKSONVILLE, FLA., JANUARY 13,1910. NO, 15




PERSONAL AND OTHER NOTES


Married, at Arcadia, January 1,
1910, Prof.. J. Bickley and Miss
Leila Bridges, both teachers in the
High School and members of the Meth-
odist church. The ceremony was per-
formed by Rev. D. B. Sweat.
*
Rev. W. J. Bartlett will supply the
Stuart and Jensen charge this year
and Rev. G. N. Henry, City Point and
Lotus. The Advocate wishes for these
brethren a year of abundant pros-
perity.

BARTOW DISTRICT MISSIONARY
INSTITUTE.
The District Missionary Institute
for the.Bartow District will meet in
Wauchula February 8-10. The editor
thanks the presiding elder for an in-
vitation to be present. We hope to at-
tend.
*
MARRIAGE IN CUBA.
The Advocate acknowledges with
thanks the following invitation:
"El Rdo. Manuel Dominguez y Sra.
suplican a usted honrar con vuestra
presencia la boda de su hija Julieta
con el Rdo. Ricardo D. Barrios el 22
de Enero de 1910, a las 8 p. m., en la
Inglesia Metodista "La Trinidad,"
Baracoa, Cuba."
:: *
Rev. and Mrs. W. C. White and
daughter left Wednesday night for
Dade City, where they will live while
Mr. White travels as Sunday School
Secretary. These good people made
many friends in Arcadia, during their
three year's sojourn, and these are not
confined to the Methodists. We trust
they will sometimes be again located
in Arcadia.-DeSoto County News.

FOR BRO. YEATS.
N. H. W illiams ............... $5.00
A Friend ................. 1.00
Miss Ada R. Miller .......... 1.00
Rev. S. J. Giles ............. 5.00
Mrs. L. W. Weeden .......... 5.00
Rev. A. L. Woodward ........ 3.00
H. A. B. MacKenzie ......... 3.00
W L. Godwin ............... 4.50
Rev. W. C. Smith ............ 1.00
*
Rev. D. B. Sweat, the recently ap-
pointed pastor at the Methodist church


preached to interested congregations
last Sunday. At night the house was
full, as the Baptists called in their
service to join in the welcome to the
new preacher. Mr. Sweat is an inter-
esting preacher, with an easy, natural
voice and delivery, and holds his hear-
ers from start to finish. He was once
editor of the Bartow Courier-Inform-
ant, and The News crowd welcome
him to Arcadia.-DeSoto County News.
*
*

WANT AD. BRINGS RESULTS.
Dear Editor:
In regard to the advertisement I
placed in the want column of the Ad-
vocate, I cannot answer all the com-
munications I received. Our school is
now running. Brethren, keep your
eye on the Want Column, for it brings
results. Please publish above notice.
C. A. TERRY,
Madison, Fla.
*
Rev. W. Y. Everton and family left
Raleigh on last Thursday for Punta
Gorda, Fla. He was assigned to that
charge at the late Florida Conference.
He is well pleased with the prospects.
Rev. W. F. Jones was assigned to St.
Matthews, Jacksonville, Fla., which
is another good wook. The Florida
Conference has received two good and
useful men from the North Carolina
Conference.-Raleigh Christian Advo-
cate.
*
REV. E. K. DENTON.
Rev. E. K. Denton, the district mis-
sionary for the Jacksonville District,
is now engaged in a revival at Lake
Butler. He begins next week at St.
Matthews church, Jacksonville, with
the pastor. While Brother Denton is
district missionary for the Jackson-
ville District, by arrangement, he may
be secured to assist in meetings in
other districts in the Conference.
Write early if you desire his services,
as he is now rapidly making up his
slate. Until further notice, he may be
addressed at Jacksonville, Fla., care of
the Riverview Hotel.
*
NEW METHODIST MINISTER AR-
RIVES IN HAVANA.
Rev. C. W. Smith, formerly of the
Baltimore Conference, and who is the


new pastor of the Methodist Church
here, arrived in the city Friday night
last accompanied by his wife and two
little boys.
He preached at the Methodist
Church at both hours Sunday to large
and appreciative congregations.
The people of Havana seem to have
been very favorably impressed with
the new pastor, and his wife, and the
church faces a promising outlook for
the coming year.-Havana News.
*
The Jacksonville district parsonage
was the scene of a most delightful
social gathering on Thursday evening,
January 6th. Rev. J. A. Hendry and
his good wife entertained the preach-
ers of the city and their wives and a
number of other Christian workers at
a dinner. Those present had a
pleasant evening and were refreshed
in spirit by the sweet fellowship of
the hour. After dinner, Brother Hen-
dry discussed informally some plans
for work in the city, which we hope
may materialize at an early date.
*
FROM HAVANA.
Dear Bro. Williams:-We reached
Havana Friday night, December 30th,
on a belated train. Several of the
brethren awaited our arrival at the
station. A few minutes drive in Bro.
Clark's carriage, brought us to the
parsonage where we were welcomed
by a company of ladies and found a
bountiful supper of good things await-
ing us. Not only had these good peo-
ple provided an excellent supper, but
they also had placed a nice stock of
provisions in the pantry.
We feel that the lines have fallen
unto us in pleasant places, and we
have a goodly heritage.
W. C. SMITH.


WANTED-A BELL.
Dear Bro. Williams: Will you
please inquire through the Advocate
whether any of our people have a good
church bell they wish to sell? Our
people here are wanting to purchase
one for our church. And thinking
perhaps some one might have a good
second hand bell they would sell for
cash, at a reasonable price, I take this
plan to make inquiry.
We are well pleased with our new
charge. We have a nice large church,
and parsonage, very conveniently ar-
ranged. We have been very kindly
received. And the Conference year is
opening up nicely.
L. D. HAYNES.


"BILDAD AKERS: HIS BOOK."
Dr. Thomas N. Ivey, editor of the
Raleigh Christian Advocate and of the
Southern Methodist Handbook, has
lately issued a book with the above
title. It is somewhat on the order of
the "Post Oak Circuit." It is a book
that will hold the attention of the
reader from start to finish and one
that will be a great blessing wherever
it is read. We have carefully read our
copy and heartily agree with Bildad
in his findings and observations. If
you' want something that will not only


be most interesting reading, but most
instructive as well, buy "Bildad Ak-
ers: His Book." Order from Dr. T. N.
Ivey, Raleigh, N. C.. One dollar, post-
paid.
*
CUBAN WORK IN FLORIDA.
In the published lists of appoint-
ments, there are inaccuracies, to
which our attention has been called.
Below will be found the corrections:
La Trinidad, Key West, Ignacio Gon-
zalez; Tampa, Spanish-Cuban work,
J. D. Lewis; Guillermo Perez, assist-
ant; Desiderio Carrera, assistant and
colporter of American Bible So-
ciety. We take pleasure in making
this correction, and in counting these
our dear brethren as co-workers for
the advancement of the Kingdom. All
we charge them is to please keep the
people informed as to their great and
good work in behalf of the Spanish
speaking people of our Conference.
May God's blessings richly abide with
these brethren beloved.
*
LIVE OAK LETTER.
Brother Williams: Rev. C. L. Col-
lins, State Superintendent of the Anti-
Saloon League, was with me yester-
day and made a fine talk and asked
for help in the work before the
League and before the good citizen-
ship of the entire State and the re-
sponse was $750..00, nearly all cash.
Again, Live Oak Methodlist Church
sets the high water mark in this great
work. Mr. Collins took his first col-
lection in our church last June one
year ago and was so liberally respond-
ed to, that he never lost heart, and
now he goes forth with an amount
that is calculated to stimulate good
earnest Christian temperance work
throughout the State. State-wide pro-
hibition will cost us something. See
what Tennessee has paid. Senator
Carmack was the last offering. His
blood cries up from the ground. Let
us hope that we may- triumph in this
State by giving our money, time and
energy to the work.
R. V. ATKISSON.
Live Oak, Fla., Jan. 11.

NOTICE.
The Missionary Institute for the
Jacksonville District will be held in
connection with the meeting of the
District Stewards at Lake City, Fla.,
January 25-27. The opening sermon
will be preached by Rev. Geo. H. York
of Ft. White, Tuesday at 7:30 p. m.
The District Stewards will meet Wed-
nesday, January 26, at 2 p. m., in the
church. Let every steward be present
and remain through the Institute if
possible. Every pastor in the district
is requested to be present for the en-
tire meetings of the Institute. The
representatives of the Woman's For-
eign and the Woman's Home Mission-
ary Societies are given a place on the
program and are requested to be pres-
ent, also the Conference Connectional
representatives. Send names to Rev. C.
W. Inman for entertainment at once.
To all concerned: Brethren, this is
an important gathering, please be in
your places and join in laying plans for
a great year's work. Yours in the
work, J. A. HX DRY,l P. E.






TfM IFOMIBA 9x1I=mAl ASVOOAB.


FROM BROTHER MASON.
Dear Bro. Williams:-Your note
was received in my mail last night, I
was glad to hear from you, it was an
oversight that I have not sent along
my dollar before now.
We are getting along very nicely
indeed, wife and I both like Hot
Springs, and the longer we stay the
better we like it.
Out health has improved so much
that We both ate rejoicing because w@
came and it has been so beneficial to
us.
Rev. H. M. Bruce, my presiding el-
der last year, said at our fourth quar-
terly conference, that the church was
in a better condition than it has been
in ten years. And we have opened up
in good shape for this year, have re-
ceived two members so far since con-
ference, and the weather has just been.
awful bad. I am glad to note that the
Conference continued you in the Edi-
tor's chair, and I think that you are
making the best paper that we have
had in a good many years. May God
continue to bless you and the Advo-
cate. My best wishes to all the breth-
ren.
Enclosed find my check for one dol-
lark, mark up the subscription that
far. Fraternally yours,
B. F. MASON.
1 *
LETTER FROM LAKE BUTLER.
Jan. 4, 1910.
Dear Bro. Williams: We arrived at
Lake Butler Dec. 31, 5 p. m. Were
met at the depot by several of the
brethren who escorted us to a hotel
where we enjoyed a fine supper, espe-
cially so since we had been traveling
all day, and then were conducted to
the parsonage, where quite a number
of our people, both brethren and sis-
ters, greeted us, receiving us with
open arms and hearts, leaving a pleas-
ant memory of the occasion, and a
substantial proof of their -visit and
thoughtfulness in quite a pounding,
for all of which we will strive to live
our appreciation. Bro. Ed K. Denton,
our District Evangelist, came next
evening, and we began the new year
by opening fire in dead earnest, and
are praying, working and trusting for
a gracious revival. Pray for us.
Please note my change of address.
Enclosed find 75c for which send
the Advocate six months to Mary
Clark, Brooksville, Fla., care of Wm.
Leggett. Yours -truly,
J. F. CLARK.

AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY.
The American Bible Society has
great pleasure in announcing to all its
friends that subscriptions to the En-
dowment Fund now reach the sum of
$482,604.78, of which $215,649.89
have been paid in, leaving $37,395.22
still to be subscribed. The responses
to our appeals thus far encourage us
to believe that when these facts are
communicated to the constituency of
the Society, they will not allow us to
wait long for the amount needed, now
comparatively insignificant.
At the beginning we asked for 100
women to give $1,000 apiece to meet
a woman's generous offer, and for 100
men also to keep them company.
Twenty-two women and twenty-eight


men have thus far subscribed $1,000
or over. One man honored his father
and mother by a gift of $5,000, on
condition that this amount should be
especially designated by their names.
This fact being published, a person,
who had not been asked to contribute,
wrote immediately, subscribing $100
to be named for his father. Are there
not other sons and daughters who
could do likewise now?
Two women have given $25,000
each, add one man and one woman
$10,000 each, and there are. other
subscriptions for $500, $200, $100,
and lesser gifts. Thousands of dol-
lars were received in answer to a spe-
cial appeal asking for a Christmas
dollar; others gave larger sums-one
woman sending $1,000. The gifts of
the poor and those in moderate cir-
cumstances are very touching. One
friend, whose little boy sent ten cents
as a first gift to the Society a few
years ago, sent all the savings in his
little bank, after his death, as a me-
morial offering.
Subscriptions and cash have come
from China, Korea, Persia, the Turk-


ish Empire, South America, Mexico,
the West Indies, and the Philippines
-all signifying great personal self-
denial.
There are still, no doubt, thousands
of Christians and church members
who have not contributed.
Mrs. Sage has consented to a brief
extension of the time in order that, if
possible, we may secure the whole
amount of $500,000, thus obtaining
the endowment of a million dollars.
Pledges need not be paid at once, but
will our friends not make them at
once? Very sincerely yours,
JOHN FOX,
WILLIAM I. HAVEN,
Corresponding Secs,


TO THE PASTORS OF THE JACK-
SONVILLE DISTRICT.
My Dear Brethren: Rev. E. K.
Denton was appointed by Bishop At-
kins at Lakeland as District Mission-
ary Evangelist. I desire as far as pos-
sible that all pastors desiring assist-
ance in their revival efforts that they
shall use him. Brethren, use your
own help that the Church has provid-
ed. Don't go out and import outside
help that is less helpful and more ex-
pensive. Some of these fellows say, "I
have no price," but ask the man who
had them on those terms about the
price before the meeting closed. If
you find that Bro. Denton "burns
strange fire on the altars," call him
down. No Methodist preacher has a
right to preach "stuff" not in har-
mony with the church. The man that
is in his "Faith" out of harmony with
the church has no right to preach in
her pulpits. The Church has said
what these doctrines are and we don't
need some man with new views on
doctrine, or faith, to explain the po-
sition of the Church on these points.
We had in this District last year


more than 1,000 souls added to the
Church by letter and profession; very
few except through the efforts of pas-
tor and pastor helping pastor. If we
had the money paid to the outside
evangelists in this district last year we
could have paid the district out in full
on every claim; as it was, the claims
were not all paid and the church lit-
tle helped by their use. Brother Den-
ton is from the pastorate and says he
is going to help the pastor; if so, he is
the man we most need in this work.
"Know them that labor among you."
The time is assuredly upon us when
we need to stand by our Church and
to preach her doctrines. The man
who feels called to relieve his "Mind"


of some new or strange impression
about the great and proven doctrines,
of our great Church, and because the
pastor or presiding elder does not hap-
pen to agree with him touching his'
peculiar views on the glorious old
Bible-Methodist doctrine of Holiness,
he writes to his former parishioners
and tells them that these men of God
are fighting "Holiness." Such men
are not safe to be leaders of our peo-
ple and not fit to preach in our pul-
pits. The divinest work of man is to
build up the Church and lead men to
God and these are works that go to-
gether. Brethren, let us stand and
work together, and there is nothing
that can harm us, and but little hin--
der our Zion in its progress. I am>
yours in the work.
J. A. HENDRY, P. E.
*
Joe Earman, one of the best known
salesmen in the country, is in the
city, with his usual stock of good hu-
mor. To a Tribune reporter yesterday,
Mr. Earman said: "I wish to congrat-
ulate Tampa on one thing-that the
Methodist Conference sent Rev. J. R.
Cason as one of its Methodist pastors.
Mr. Cason is one of the ablest men in
the State and he will do great things
for Methodism in your city. Although
we don't agree on all things, we are
old friends and I admire him as I do
few men. Some years ago, a local op-
tion campaign was in progress in a
certain county in this state and I was,
as usual, among those present. We
had the redoubtable 'Bob' McNamee,
of Tampa, as our chief spokesman, and
'Bob' was setting the woods on fire
with his convincing oratory. Just
about this time Brother Cason appear-
ed on the scene. Somebody whisper-
ed to us that the preacher would be
willing to meet 'Bob' in joint debate
on the saloon question. I told 'Bob,'
and he said: 'Joe, that's pie; let's chal-
lenge him.' We challenged him and
the debate took place before several
thousand people. I believe the people
who heard it haven't forgotten Cason
and I know 'Bob' McNamee hasn't.
Cason simply poured on the oil, let it
soak in good, applied the match, and
then kept piling on the fagots. He
fairly incinerated 'Bob' in particular
and the liquor traffic in general. We
don't know yet just how bad he hurt
us. He is one of the most effective
speakers I ever heard and, while I
feel that it isn't the best thing in the
world for our side of the prohibition
question, I'm glad Tampa is going to
have such an able minister on its list.
You can bet he'll stay four years and
he'll make every day and hour of them
count." Mr. Cason is the newly ap-
pointed pastor of Hyde Park Method-
ist Church.-Tampa Tribune.
*
Rev. G. S. Roberts spent last week
in Nashville conferring with the Gen-
eral Sunday School Board, and rep-
resentatives of Conference Boards
about Sunday School work for this
year. We hope Brother Roberts will
return full of Sunday School enthu-
siasm, and that he will be able to in-
ject it into all of us Methodists in
Florida. We need it. This work is
truly great and the call to us is loud
and insistent. Let us heed the call.


A Personal Letter.


Box 1185, Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 13th, 1910.
SMY DEAR FRIEND:
The Post Office Department requires all subscribers to a weekly
periodical, who may be a year in arrears with their subscriptions, to be
stricken from the mailing list. I expect to comply perfectly with this law,
Because it is made to protect the Government, the publisher and the sub-
scriber. No publisher has a right to continuously force his paper on a
Subscriber, expect the Department to deliver it and then try to collect
Sfor it unless the subscriber desires the paper. We therefore, this issue
direct the paper to those in arrears for one year with a blue pencil in in-
dividual wrappers indicating that this is the last issue of the paper they
can receive without renewing their subscriptions or writing us that they
desire the paper continued until such a time as they may be able to remit
'for their subscriptions. This plan afflicts no one, and serves a very use-
ful purpose. We hope all will remit or write us when they can pay their
jrrearages.
The date on your label shows when your subscription expires. If
lit is not correct, PLEASE let me know so that I may correct it.
With best wishes and brotherly love,
Your Editor,
N. H. WILLIAMS.

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THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.


Woman 's Home Mission Society
RS. 0. D. WETHERELL Pre. Tampa, Pb. MRS. V. F. ALEXAIDE, Or.S Sep, Tmps, Ph.
MRS, C. H. TEDDER, Editress, 307 Seventh Ave., Tampa, Ra.
- s., --- -- . . . . --


DEVELOPMENT IN FIRST CHURCH,
TAMPA.
At a recent meeting of the Woman's
Home Missionary Society, at the First
Methodist Church in Tampa, the
growth and development of the So-
ciety was most interestingly illustrat-
ed by a tree, each branch representing
some branch of the Society in its
many fields of endeavor. It was a
large, stately and luxuriant tree, one
to be justly proud of, yet one could
see it had not reached maturity, and
each succeeding year new branches
would put forth to further adorn and
beautify it.
A suggestion made at this meeting
for the establishment of Sailors'
Homes opens an excellent field for all
the coast cities of Florida for a work
that is much needed, one in which
much good can be accomplished, and
offers a name to one of the new
branches of the tree. Hundreds of
ships visit our more important ports
each year, and these ships give us
quite a colony of seafaring men at all
times.
The sailor may be an adventurer,
he may be homeless and such a rover
that he scarce claims a country as his
own; yet above all things else he is
human. He enjoys the society of his
fellow man, and if he visits the dives
and places of vice on shore leave, it


must be remembered he is a stranger
to the land, and that may be nothing
else is offered him.
The establishment of cozy, clean
homes for the sailor, a home along the
lines of working men's clubs, supplied
with the attractions and conveniences
of such a club, at which they could
gather for social talks, to write let-
ters and read the papers and periodi-
cals, would be a great step forward,
and a great step in winning the sailor
from his old haunts, the only ones
possibly known to him.
Under intelligent and tactful guid-
ance a Sailor's Home can be made the
means of accomplishing untold good
among a class whose occupation
makes them the most difficult to reach.
Think this over from all the angles
your mind can picture, and when aid
is requested lend a willing, cheerful
hand for the lonely and homeless
sailor in your midst.

PERSONAL HAPPINESS.
One of the foremost thoughts in the
minds of the majority of people, young
and old, is that of happiness. No one
wants to be unhappy. To be unhappy
is to be miserable. Unhappiness is un-
healthfulness. So, we may say that
it is one's duty to do what he can to
make himself happy, and to keep hap-
py. But let us remember the fact that


true happiness does not depend wholly
upon the material things which one
possesses. Indeed, a larle number of
wealthy people are npt nearly as happy
as thousands of poor people are. Many
a rich man has confessed that he was
far happier when he began life in
humble circumstances, and with but
little money then he now is. In fact,
he now has much unhappiness, be-
cause he is burdened by the care of his
wealth, and by the fear that it may
vanish from him. He would like to ex-
change places with the poor man who
is in comfortable circumstances, and
has good health and a pleasant home,
with nothing to distract him. The
venerable Dr. Maclaren, of England,
says: "We all know that the man
who is rich is not happier than the
poor man. And I, for my part, believe
that the raw material of happiness is
very equally distributed through the
world, and that it is altogether a hal-
lucination by which a poor man
thinks, 'If I were wealthy like that
other man, how different my life
would be!' No, it could not; you
would not be the same man. The rich
man that fancies that because he is
rich he is 'better off,' as they say,
than his poor brother, and the poor
man who thinks that he would be 'bet-
ter off' if he were richer than he is
now, are the same man turned inside
out, so to speak, and common to both
of them is that fallacy, that wealth
and material good contribute much to
the real blessedness and nobleness of
the man who happens to own it." In
speaking to a multitude of people one
day, Christ said: "A man's life con-


sisteth not in the abundance of the
things which he possesseth." We may
use this sentence in .a little differenW
form, and say that one's happiness
does not consist in the abundarc' c,
property which he may accumulate.
It is true that some men are happy in
accumulating property, not so much
because they love money, but because
they desire to make good uses of it.
There are people who are happy in
gaining property for the very sake of
having much to give to good causes.
They are happier in giving than they
are in receiving. Then, too, it is a
fact that happiness is very largely a
matter of personal disposition. A
happy disposition makes a poor per-
son rich in enjoyment. But there is no
happiness which equals that of one's
having a saved heart, and the comfort
of the Holy Spirit.
C. H. WETHERBE.


A MODERN JEWELRY STORE.
Can be found at 22 Main street, Jack-
sonville, Fla. You should be careful
when you buy jewelry. Why not trade
with a man with thirty-three years of
honest dealing and fair prices to his
credit?
MAIL ORDERS receive prompt and
careful attention.
READ THE NAME.
L. I. STEPHENS,
22 Main St. Jacksonville, Fla.


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While not our policy to encourage
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TALLAHASSEE DISTRICT FIRST
ROUND IN PART.
Greenville, at Greenville, January
15-16.
Fenholloway, at Fenholloway, Jan-
uary 22-23.
Perry, January 23-24.
Mayo, January 29-30.
Let the boards of stewards meet
and assess liberally for the support of
the pastor. Do not assess for the pre-
siding elder. Your district steward
will attend to that. Do not wait till
the quarterly conference before at-
tending to the pastor's needs. Thanks
for your past service. May your re-
ward for this year's work be great.
L. W. MOORE, P. E.

TAMPA DISTRICT.
First Round.
Palmetto, January 16-17.
Manatee, January 22-23.
Bradentown, January 23-24.
Miakka, January 28-29.
Sarasota, January 29-30.
Largo, February 4-5.
Clearwater, February 6-7.
St. Petersburg, February 7.
Tampa Heights, February 10.
Seffner, February, 12-13.
Bloomingdale, February 13-14.
Little Italy, February 15.
Ybor City and W. Tampa, Feb. 15.
North Tampa, February 17.
Blanton, February 19-20.
Dade City, February 20-21.
Plant City, February 27-28.
First Church, March 1.
Hyde Park, March 3.
Gary, March 6.
Pt. Tampa City Mission, 6-7.
The District Stewards will meet at
First Church, Tampa, January 20th,
at 11 a. m. Let all the district stew-
ards be present. I trust the stewards
of every charge will meet early and
make a liberal assessment for their
pastor and so far as possible pay him
monthly. Let the preachers and peo-
ple expect great things from God and
undertake great things for God."
W. M. POAGE, P. E.

BARTOW DISTRICT.
First Round.
Lakeland, January 16-17.
Pearce, Pearce, January 22-23.
Ft. Meade, Ft. Meade, January 26.
Mulberry, January 29-30.
Wauchula, February 5-6.
Bowling Green, February 8.
Nocatee, at Lily, February 12-13.
Arcadia, February 13-14.
Punta Gorda, at Punta Gorda, Feb-
ruary 19-20.
Ft. Myers Mission, at Buckingham,
February 26-27.
Ft. Myers, February 27-28.
Alva, March 5-6.
Hernando Mission, March 12-13.
Brooksville, March 13-14.
Webster, at Webster, March 19-20.
Kathleen, at Galloway, March 22.
Winter Haven, March 26-27.
Bartow, March 27-28.
S. W. LAWLER, P. E.
Bartow, Fla.


MIAMI DISTRICT.
First Round.
West Palm Beach, January 8-9.
Delray and Boynton, January 8-9.
Key West Memorial, January 15-16.
Key West, First Church, January
16-17.
Key West, La Trinidad, January 19.
Key West, Spark's Chapel, January
22-23.
Key Largo, January 25-26.
Dania and Lauderdale, January 29-
30.
Fort Pierce, February 5-6.
Stuart, February 6-7.
Sebastian, February 12-13.
Cocoa, February 19-20.
City .Point and Lotus, February
20-21.
Titusville, February 23-24.
New Smyrna and Port Orange, Feb-
ruary 26-27.
Kingston, March 2-3.
Sanford, March 6-7.
Oviedo and Geneva, March 12-13.
DeLand, March 20-21.
Seville, March 26-27.
Crescent City, April 2-3.
Palatka, April 9-10.
Hastings, April 16-17.
District Stewards' meeting at Fort
Pierce Wednesday, January 12, at 10
a. m. District Conference at Crescent
City June 8-12.
EDWARD F. LEY, P. E.

OCALA DISTRICT, FIRST ROUND.
Williston, January 15-16, at Willis-
ton.
Lady Lake, January 21, at Lady
Lake.
Umatilla, January 22-23, at Uma-
tilla.
Leesburg, January 24.
Bushnell, January 29-30, at Wild-
wood.
Coleman, January 30-31.
High Springs, February 4, at High
Springs.
Alachua, February 6-7, at Alachua.
Inverness, February 10, at Inver-
ness.
Martel, February 12-13, at St.
Johns.
Dunnellon, February 13-14, at Dun-
nellon.
Melrose, February 19-20, at Mel-
rose.
Micanopy, February 24, at Mican-
opy.
Interlachen, February 26-27, at In-
terlachen.
Rochelle, March 5-6, at Rochelle.
Gainesville, March 6-7.
Citra, 1March 12-13, at Citra.
Reddilek, March 13-14, at Reddick.
Anthohny,. March 19-20, at Anthony.
Ocala, March 20-21.
Starire, March 27-28.
The District Stewards of the Ocala
SDistritet are requested to meet at the
Met'Aodist Church in Ocala on Wed-
nes day, Jan. 19th, at 3 p. m.
T. J. NIXON, P. E.


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A PLEA FOR MERCY.
I saw girls of seventeen and eighteen
weeping with pain and weariness at
eleven o'clock at night as with shak-
ing fingers they made their counters
attractive against the next day's brut-
al rush. I saw one girl drop in a dead
faint after selling dolls to a fond
mother of children. I saw little boys
fall asleep in rubbish corners at the
noon hour, their untasted luncheons in
their tired hands.
"That night when I went to my sup-
per I saw a boy, small for his sixteen
years, sitting on a box before the em-
ployees' elevator, for which he waited.
He looked up at me and with the crav-
ing for sympathy innate in children,
he sighed softly: 'Oh, my God, I wish
eleven o'clock would come.' "
Pathetic, you say? Yes, but who is
responsible for such sufferings? The
women who delay their Christmas
shopping until the last moment, for
the above is an actual picture of poor
worn-out and nerve-racked store
clerks in Christmas week when the
thoughtlessness of thousands of wo-
men compels shopkeepers to keep
open their stores in the evenings
What trait is it in woman that she
wil procrastinate in her Christmas
shopping? Is it so strange that she is
called heartless and inhuman? We
believe it is only heedlessness, but is
this not being heedless to the point of
being criminal? Cannot the average
woman realize that it is to her own ad-
vantage, to say nothing of common
human mercy to the shop clerks, to
do her Christmas buying before De-
cember 15? Every woman who does
this does a Christlike act.-Ladies'
Home Journal.

SOUTHERN MEHODISM IN 1909.
We have just finished compiling
the statistics of Southern Methodism
for the year 1909.
The total number of members is
now 1,812,717, showing a net gain for
the year of 55,895.
The total number of traveling
preachers, not including supplies, is
6,338; local preachers, including sup-
plies, 5,01.5 There were admitted on
trial 331. Number of locations, 54.
Number of preachers who have died,
76.
There were paid for Domestic Mis-
sions $296,771-a gain of $10,823;
for Foreign Missions, $160,969-a
gain of $12,389; Woman's Foreign
Missionary Society, $230,716-a gain
of $26,654; Woman's Home Mission
Society, $572,985-a gain of $96,041.
Paid for Bishops, $62,926; presid-
ing elders, $530,367; preachers-in-
Change, $3,927,254; Conference
Claimants, $258,350. On the last
item, there was a gain of $17,263.
Sunday school officers and teachers,
120,861; Sunday school scholars, 1,-
258,467. Total, 1,379,328-a gain
of 57,881.
Epworth League members, 141,928
-a gain of 3,386.
The Southern Methodist Handbook
for 1910 will be out in a few days.
This being General Conference year,
and the year closing the first decade
of the century, the Handbook will be
of unusual interest and value. There
will be much matter pertaining to the


General Conference. It will contain
the only list of delegates with post
office address. There will be a num-
ber of fine views of points at and
around Asheville. The Review of
Southern Methodism for the decade
will be a most interesting and useful
summary. All in all, the 1910 Hand-
book will far surpass in fulness and
merit any of its predecessors.-Ra-
leigh Christian Advocate.

Basket ball games at Sutherland,
Saturday, Jan. 15, at 3:30 p. m. and
Monday, Jan. 17, at 3:30 p. m. Rol-
lins College vs. Southern College.
Southern College has strengthened her
team and hopes to return the compli-
ment she received one year ago in a
handsome defeat. Yearty and Piner
are the only members of the last
year's team. The new players are
Moore, Lawler and Kennelly. Much
interest is being manifested and large
crowds are expected to witness the
games.

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great many Piano Players of the me-
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no educational features. In other
words, their field of usefulness is con-
fined to what might be termed enter-
tainment of the ragtime and popular
variety. If a piece of music happens
to have a certain "go and swing" to
it, a child would at once learn how to
simply set the time and grind the
music roll through just as if it had
been placed in an electric piano.
There is positively no expression in
most of the piano players, except in
such cases as the performer happens
to be so familiar with the particular
roll as to be able to inject into the
playing some individuality. An in-
strument with these limitations, there-
fore, could not forcibly appeal to one
of real musical tendencies, desiring to
improve such abilities as they may
have. A teacher might "be anxious in-
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pil, or pupils, and bring about fa-
miliarity with classic music. Being
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rth Leagu


LITTLE LEAGUELETS.
Address the League Editor, Arca-
dia.

Happy new year to all our Leagu-
ers.

Let us make every chapter better
this year.

Keep something doing in all the
departments.

If this column is worth while then
let us make use of it.

We trust our Leaguers will use
that new leaf to write us about their
work.
Our Leaguers will find much to do
just now in helping the new preacher.

Remember that your League edi-
tor's address is Arcadia instead of
JacksQnville.

That was a sensible and very timely
article from the pen of Dr. Parker in
a recent Advocate.

President Blackburn made a stir-
ring address to the Leaguers at Lake-
land on Sunday evening of the annual
Conference.

We specially ask for a full report
from every Boys' League in the State
at once. Do it now!

Let us not forget our slogan-"One
thousand new members before the
Annual League Conference in Tampa,
1910."

Our Leagues should supply them-
selves with transfer cards and when
a member goes from us let us furnish
him with a card as an introduction to
the League with which he is to be
connected. This is frequently neg-
lected.

SUTHERLAND.
Our League at Southern College is
now in a flourishing condition, having
enrolled ninety-six members. Worthy
officers have been elected from the
student body and we hope to make
the new year's record a good one.
M. HARRY MOORE, Reporter.
*
EPWORTH LEAGUE MEETING.
Last Monday evening at the High-
land Avenue Methodist Church there
was held the regular monthly meeting
of the Tampa City Union Epworth
League, at 7:30 o'clock.
The attendance of the different
leagues that are members of the
Union was good, all of them being
represented with the exception of
Gary and Port Tampa.
Mr. E. Rivers gave a very interest-
ing address on "Missions In the
League," and Rev. W. A. Myers, the
new pastor of the Highland Avenue
Church, made a very interesting talk


Epwo

REV. D. B. SWEAT, 'Editor


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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA.


on "What the Leagues May Be to the
Church." Mrs. Will Robles was in
charge of the musical program, which
was quite pretty and enjoyed.
At the close of the regular literary
meeting a pleasant social hour was
enjoyed on the lawn in front of the
church and delicious refreshments
of hot chocolate and cake were served.
The next meeting of the union will
be a "home coming" meeting to take
place at the First Methodist Church,
where the city union was organized
a number of months ago. This will be
the first time the union has met at
the First Methodist Church since the
night of organization. A very large
attendance is expected at this meeting
and doubtless a splendid program will
be arranged for it.

THE PAGE WHITE AND FAIR.
Along with the rest of mankind
most of our Leaguers, if not all, turn-
ed over a new leaf on the first morn-
ing of the year. We said, by the
Lord's help we would be better
Leaguers, better Christians, more
faithful followers of our Captain. We
determined to be more helpful to our
pastor and to each other; to increase
the interest in our League work by
every possible means; to pray more,
love more and render more joyful ser-
vice to our Lord and Master. It is
well for us to make new resolutions.
Let us do our best to keep them.
We are weak, but in the Lord Jehovah
there is strength. He has promised
to go with us all the way, and abide
with us even to the end.

PACIFIC COAST WORK.
In a recent letter Dr. Reid describes
a public meeting at our Korean Mis-
sion in San Francisco, held on Decem-
ber 5. He says: "I wish you could
have been present at our Korean Mis-
sion last night. It was grand. One of
,our -boys has learned to play the or-
gan, and he plays it well. He has
trained several of the Korean women
and men to sing in parts, and they had
a delightful program. The company
filled the chapel. Dr. Cutler, an old
Korean missionary, who cared for my
family in Korea, was with us, on her
way back to Korea, and Mrs. Adams
came over from Berkley. The occa-
sion was a welcome reception to Mr.
Yun and a farewell to Mr. Ryang. As
I looked over the happy company and
reflected how God has blessed us since
we opened this mission three years
ago, I felt very happy and grateful.
It is impossible to tell how many we
have touched in a helpful way through
this work, or how far reaching its in-
fluences are, but this I know, the Ko-
reans in San Francisco love it and
look upon it as the one home spot in
this land of exile."


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THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.


Womai's Foreign Missionary Society
MRS. WILBUR McCOY, Editress, acksonville. Fla.
MRS. I D. RUSH. Pres.. Orlando, FlI MRS. B. F. HOLLAND, Cor. Sec.. Brtow, Fla.


ITEMS OF MISSION NEWS.
The number of Christians in Korea
has more than doubled during the past
four years. There are now upward of
forty thousand native Christians.
The American Bible Society has
published the New Testament in four
languages of the Philippine Islands,
the Gospels and Acts in a fifth, and
has the manuscript ready for Gospels
in a sixth tongue.
One thousand Chinese Bibles and
Testaments have been distributed this
year among the postoffice clerks in
China. Each volume was separately
addressed, with a personal letter from
the members of the International
Christian Association of Postal Tele-
phone and Telegraph Clerks.
*
LETTER FROM MRS. PARKER.
We are always glad to hear from
our representatives in the foreign
field, and the following letter from
Mrs. Parker, formerly our missionary,
Miss Ada May Stewart, will be inter-
esting to all readers of the Advocate:
Bello Horizonte,
Minas, Brazil, Oct. 28, 1909.
My Dear Friend:
Your card mailed from Virginia
came and we were very glad to hear
from you. It is not difficult to imag-
ine how delightful your summer was,
spent in your own native state. We


live in other countries- or states, and
they are home in a certain way, but
always, deep down in our hearts there
remains the feeling which prompted
someone to write: "She thinks the
land that gave her birth the sweetest,
dearest land on earth."
The summer, or rainy season, is just
well begun with us. After the six
months of dry the rains are most wel-
come. All vegetation has a new, clean
appearance as if life meant something
to it, and the very atmosphere has an
invigorating, fresh smell since its
bath; and the roses and other flowers!
While you are seated around your
fires in closed rooms think of us en-
joying all the blessings of a tropical
land at its best; for instance-eating
(fresh) peach pie-from our orchard,
with hopes of having green corn, new
potatoes, etc., for Christmas. Mr. Par-
ker has developed into quite a garden-
er on a small scale. Our little home
is very cozy and comfortable, and our
desire and prayer is that all who come
under its roof may feel that Christ is
its Head; and that He lives and rules
in the hearts of its inmates.
Bello Horizonte, is most delightful-
ly situated; high altitude, excellent
climate and decidedly modern. Made
after the plan of Washington, D. C.,
the natural scenery from all the points
is grand and inspiring. The colorings


of the mountains which greet the view last Conference and she is proving to
from every side are as varied and in- be the woman for the place.


describable as anything can be, while
the gloriously beautiful tints and hues
which streak the sky at sunrise and
sunset clearly explain the origin of
the city's name-Beautiful Horizon.
It being the State capital necessarily
makes it a political center. The gover-
nor's palace is a handsome structure
as well as all the other public build-
ings. The State is sparing no effort,
time or money in making it also an
educational center. A normal school
where four hundred girls are being
trained (as to the quality of the train-
ing I shall not speak) for teachers in
the public schools. A gymnasium
pretty well equipped, where boys are
prepared especially to enter the Acad-
emy of Law. The French sisters have
a large college here, made somewhat
after our Mission Cellege but on a
larger plan; this it can well be for
the State donated about $65,000 to-
wards its construction besides giving
the lot. Still the Government claims
to be neutral in religious affairs. Be-
sides these schools mentioned, there
are several public schools, one kinder-
garten and many private schools, and
all are pretty well attended. The Col-
legio Isabella Hendrix is keeping
pretty well apace with these Govern-
ment schools. She must be still better
equipped, especially with a thoroughly
prepared faculty. The pupils' develop-
ment and promise must be the adver-
tisement that will place the school in
the lead.
Miss Finley was sent here at the


Mr. Parker is presiding elder of the
district, besides the circuit work which
he had last year, consequently he is
away from home a great deal. The
work is strictly pioneer, the church in
this city being the only building and
only organized church on the district.
There is quite an interesting work
among the State soldiers stationed
here, and this year the congregation
was separated; these Christian sol-
diers have their services in a hall
near the Barracks. Steps are being
taken to build a chapel for them. I
have done some visiting in their homes
-for only the unmarried soldier is
obliged to live in the Barracks. These
homes are poor, miserable places, but
the appreciation shown and the wel-
come given cause the unpleasantness
to sink into insignificance. These men
when thoroughly converted make fine
torch-bearers and are the means of
bringing not a few of their fellow
comrades to the Light. Another ad-
vantage, they are sent to all parts of
the State and with them goes the Gos-
pel. One of our most active members,
a second lieutenant, is to move in a
few days far into the interior to a town
where once we had a work, but is now
dead. This young man's hope is to
"raise up" the Gospel, as he expressed
it, when he gets there.
A long letter-I must stop. Mr.
Parker joins- me in kindest regards
and best wishes to you and yours.
Lovingly yours,
ADA STEWART PARKER.


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tHE FLORIDA @"tIIWhAN ADYOGAa.


A LETTER FROM BROTHER
YEATS.
My Dear Bro. Williams: As I am
just coming to normal feeling since
our awful shock, I will write you, and
the readers of the Advocate, more
fully as to the destructive fire Dec.
30tb.
Between one and two o'clock Thurs-
day afternoon, Dec. 30th, I left home
to visit a sick man, living about three
hundred yards up Main street. After
staying with him about thirty-five
minutes I left his house, going the
back way, for the depot, and meeting
the up train, No. 42, which was run
by an engineer well known to me,
whom I wished to ask concerning the
cold wave then on, desiring to learn
of the damage to the orange crop.
Imagine, if you can, the horror struck
through me, when on approaching the
engine, my friend Holland, the en-
gineer, called loudly to me: "Bro.
Yeats, your house is burning up; I can
see plainly from the curve that it is
your house."
With all haste I made for the place,
only to see the house fully enveloped
in flames. My two little boys were
off some distance from the house
chopping wood, and hence could ren-
.der their mother no assistance.
When wife discovered the fire it
was bursting through the ceiling just
over the mantel in our bedroom. The
chimney is a double one with two fire
places, and the fire must have been
smouldering in some trash, probably
rats' nests, just behind the ceiling.
Help came too late to save our prop-
erty. Our little twins were following
their mother, and she could only see
that they were saved. I had many
valuable books, many sets recently
purchased, and new Bibles for the
children, some of which I had just
bought of Bro. Thrower at Confer-
ence. Not a book was saved.
All my sermon notes, for years fil-
ed away, were lost. Our sweet piano,
which represented much privation and
economy, went down in the flames.
The parsonage was filled to its utmost
capacity with pictures, rugs, quilts,
blankets, feather beds, pillows, rock-
ers, sofa, silverware, canned fruits,
chinaware, -curtains, table linen, tow-
els, sheets, beside many useful trin-
kets, valuable beyond comparison to
us, al swept by the merciless flames.
I feel as if I must, in my declining
years, begin life over again, and yet
in financial things the way looks dark
indeed. On the same date of the fire
the cold took my little orange and
grapefruit crop, amounting to about
400 boxes.
If we have ever seen the time we
needed friends and helpers it is at
this dark trying hour.
Thre were $500 insurance on the
parsonage, but not a dime insurance
on our books or goods. The loss sus-
tained by us in the fire, will easily
foot up $2,000.00, counting in the
$465.00 in currency, and the loss of
our orange crop will easily run our
loss to fully $2,600.00. I never did
want to superannuate without a home
and a support, but it looks as if my
hopes were blasted.
I want to thank the:few who have


up to this writing sent in help. May
God doubly reward them all.
All who know mne know how I have
responded to others' calls. I earnest-
ly request all the brethren and friends
to pray for me, my wife and six chil-
dren. We want to live right and get
home to heaven.
Sincerely and lovingly yours,
J. L. YEATS.
High Springs, Fla., Jan: 8.


SOUTHERN COLLEGE NOTES.
The students, with very few excep-
tions have returned, after spending
the holidays at their homes, and there
are quite a number of new pupils who
are vigorously applying themselves and
give promise of faithful workers and
good students.
Miss Mary Baughman of Columbus,
Ohio, who arranged last summer for
a special course in music and English,
has just matriculated.
Among other new students are Bird


and Sanford Moody and Eugene Mor-
rison of Riverview, Fla. It is not
strange that the excellent record made
by Mr. Omer Moody induced others
from his community to enter College.
Such students always commend the
College.
Mrs. J. S. Lutes of Minneapolis, en-
tered this week for music.
Mrs. T. 0. Parker of Arcadia accom-
panied her daughter, Pauline, on her
return and remained a few days with
her.


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Mr. W. S. Worley also of Arcadia
visited his daughter, Janie, a few
days after the opening.
Dr. Hilburn went to Tampa on a
business trip Thursday.
Our Library has just received an
addition of 168 volumes of choice
books including fiction, poetry, etc.
Miss Sadie Durham of Wall Springs
has entered for a Commercial Course.
Miss Woodruff, a noted W. C. T. U.
lecturer delivered an interesting ad-
dress on the subject of Temperance to
an appreciative audience Friday even-
ing. The charts that she uses, giving
such important facts and so forcibly
illustrating the truths she utters very
eloquently enforce the truths through
the sights upon the minds of her aud-
itors.
Rev. J. B. Culpepper has gone to
Coleman where he is assisting the pas-
tor, Rev. F. T. Griffith in revival ser-
vices.
Rev. W. M. Poage will preach next
Sunday and will hold the first quar-
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HOUSEKEEPERS.
The Manufacture of Gelatine.
Since the advent of the Pure Food
Law, housekeepers are more than ever
interested in what "things to eat" are
made of. So many housekeepers have
asked the question, "How is gelatine
made?" that we are going to answer it
briefly here.
The best gelatine is made of selected
calf bones, such as you personally
would use in your own home for mak-
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from the plains of India and South
America, and not from American pack-
ing plants, as many suppose, and it
has been guaranteed by government
inspection. This raw material is wash-
ed in pure, artesian well water, then
kept submerged in pure lime water
until ready to cook.
In the kettles the gelatine stock is
covered with distilled water and cook-
ed for hours at a low telnperature. The
liquor is then strained, filtered and


clarified after which .it is cooled (jel-
lied) under water; this to keep it from
any impurities in the air. The jelly-
like substance is then dried out into
clear sheets, under extreme heat, in
specially prepared rooms. Finally it is
ground to powder and packed by ma-
chinery into the sealed package which
you buy from your grocer.
This very briefly is how Boston
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Pure gelatine is absolutely free from
any taste or odor. It may interest you
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Attention was first called to gelatine
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time of the first French Revolution.
In the struggle to provide a cheap and
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and the use of gelatine has increased
steadily for over one hundred years.
France has naturally taken the lead
in the manufacture of gelatine, though
the United Sttaes consumes more than
any other country in the world. It is
generally conceded, too, that with our
improved scientific methods we make
the purest and best gelatine.
Pure gelatine is very nutritious, and
Boston Crystal Gelatine is especially
so. A pan of gelatine liquor weighing
forty pounds is concentrated into two
and one-half pounds. Furthermore, in
order that its unusual strength may be
preserved, it is packed in air-tight,
moisture-proof packages.
The housewife can make a calf's foot
jelly at home by boiling a soup bone,
but she cannot obtain the same result
as the manufacturer, who not only
brings a life-time of experience into
the problem, but the chemist and his
laboratory as well. One ounce of Bos-
ton Crystal Gelatine will make two full
quarts of jelly.
While gelatine may be used to ad-
vantage in making ice cream, marsh-
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$n our next article we shall give
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various uses of pure gelatine. Crystal
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LIST OF INSTITUTIONS USING
PIANOLA PIANOS.
Harvard University.
Columbia University.
Amherst College.
Vassar College.
Radcliffe College.
University of Wisconsin.
Tufts College.
Teachers College, New York.
University of Michigan.
Oberlin College, Oberlin, O.
Beloit College, Beloit, Wis.
Crane Normal Institute of Music, Pots-
dam, N. Y.
Weston Normal School, Weston, Ore.
Oregon State. Normal School, Mon-
mouth, Ore.
Williamette University, Salem, Ore.
Hyannis Normal School, Hyannis,
Mass.
Framingham Normal School, Framing-
ham, Mass.
Ethical Culture School, New York
City.
Riverview Military Academy, Pough-
keepsie, N. Y.
Wyoming St. High School, Dayton, O.
Cascadilla Preparatory School, Ithaca,
N. Y.
Notre Dame School, Baltimore, Md.
St. Xavier's College, Cincinnati, O.
Lerch School of Music, Cincinnati, O.
Hill School, Pottstown, Pa.
Briarcliffe Manor School, Briarcliffe,
N. Y.
Morton St. Public School, Newark,
N. J.
Miss Mary Windsor's School, Boston,
Mass.
St. Mary's Academy, Burlington, Vt.
Northern Normal School, Marquette,
Mich.
Wells College, Aurora, N. Y.
Miss Scoville's School, New York City.
American Institute of Applied Music,
New York City.
St. Margaret's School, Watelbury, Ct.
Lasalle Seminary, Auburndale, Mass.
Broad St. Conservatory of Music, Phil-
adelphia, Pa.


Wednesday Musicale,Ann Arbor, Mich.
Y. M. C. A., Tarrytown, N. Y.
Chelsea High School, Mass.
National School of Music, Boston,
Mass.
Bridgewater Normal School, Mass.
Waltham High School, Mass.
Winona Normal School, Minn.
Chautauqua Institute, New York.
New Hampshire Summer Institute,
Plymouth, N. H.


Tacoma Public School, Washington.
Leominster High School, Mass.
High School, Louisville, Ky.
Normal School, Flagstaff, Ariz.
St. Joseph's Seminary, Yonkers, N. Y.
Dennison University, Granville, O.
Y. M. C. A., W. 23d St., New York City
State University of Iowa, Iowa City, Ia.
Y. M. C. A., Salt Lake City, Utah.


WILL THE PIANOLA PIANO STND THIS GIMATE?

We emphatically say yes, as 26 Pianola Pianos went with the American
Battle Fleet on its voyage around the world, and were put to the most extra-
ordinary tests.
The fleet passed from the extreme cold of the Straits of Magellan to the
heat of the Tropics. They were played daily by from one to one hundred indi-
viduals.
On the return of the fleet to our. shores, all of the Pianola Pianos were
critically examined and found to be in excellent condition.
Just one more climate proof incident: Commander Peary had a Pianola
Piano with him when he made his trip to the North Pole and used it consist-
ently, and found it a great help in his labors. This instrument is today in ex-
cellent condition.
Write at once for Catalogue "P" and get further information.
Prices of Pianola Pianos are $550, $700, $850, $950, $1,050 and $1,150.
Other instruments taken in exchange. Terms can be fixed for the differ-
ence.

LUDDEN & BATES S. M. H.


23 East Bay St.


Brooklyn Training School for Teach-
ers.
Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Ia.
Colfax Sub. Dist. School, N. Home-
stead, Pa.
Third Ward School, Chestnut St., Al-
legheny, Pa.
State Normal School, California, Pa.
State Normal School, Cheney, Wash.


Jacksonville, Fla.


Washington State Normal School, El-
lensburg, Wash.
Allendale Farm School, Lake Villa, Ill.
Miami Military Institute, Germantown,
Ohio.
Weaver School, Dayton, O.
Central School, Dayton, O.
High School, Dayton, O.



Miami Valley Chautauqua, Franklin.
Ohio.
Genazane Convent, Kew, Melbourne,
Australia.
Central Grammar School, Brookline,
Mass.
State Normal, Salem, Mass.
Convent, Sisters of Charity, Delhi, O.
Academy of the Immaculate Concep-
tion, Ollenburg, Ind.
Nazareth Academy, Nazareth, Ky.
Loretto-Mother House-Loretto, Ky.
St. Catherine Academy, Lexington, Ky
Presentation Academy, Louisville, Ky.
State Normal College, Greensboro, N.
C.
Boston Normal School, Boston, Mass.
National Park Seminary, Forest Glen,
Md.
St. Bernard's Seminary, Rochester,
N.Y.
Gunnery School, Washington, Conn.
Seton Hall, South.Orange, N. J.
Franklin School, Syracuse, N. Y.
Lafayette High School, Buffalo, N. Y.
High School, Los Angeles, Cal.
Horace Mann School, New York City.
Polytechnic High School, Los Angeles,
Cal.
Public School, No. 45, Indianapolis,
Ind.
Fessenden Academy, Fessenden, Fla:
Columbus School for. Girls, Columbus,
Ohio.
Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.
Christian Science School, St. Louis, Mo.
Lewiston State Normal School, Lewis-
ton, Idaho.
High School, Northampton, Mass.
Public School No. 12, Indianapolis,
Ind.
Eugene Field School, St. Louis, Mo.
Farrand School, Detroit, Mich.
N. Y: State School for Blind,. Batavia,
N. Y.
Franklin' School, Detroit, Mich.
Iowa State Normal School, Cedar Falls,
Iowa.
Public School, No. 34, New York City.


39 Years in Music