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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1886?
Dates or Sequential Designation: -v. 52, no. 5 (Jan. 30, 1941).
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page 1
    Editorial
        Page 2
    Contributions
        Page 3
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Personal and other notes
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
    Woman's foreign missionary society
        Page 11
        Page 12
    Woman's home mission society
        Page 13
    Advertising
        Page 14
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THERE IS A HOPE

Evidently God is laying the burden of
West Tampa upon the Church. A simulta-
neous movement without planning starts
S for the relief of that line of battle. While
the Ocala District Missionary Institute is
laying plans to raise funds for a Mission
Plant in that city, word comes of other
plans being laid for the same purpose.
Brother Lewis, your brethren, are coming
to your help. Ocala District proposes to
lay down a thousand dollars, the Epworth
League of St. James' Church, Palatka,
pledges one hundred dollars, without
knowing what Ocala District was doing,
and others will speedily take up the work
when the urgency of the case is under-
stood. Brethren of the layity, there is no
more important work before you than the
raising of that $5,000 for the West Tampa
work. Brother Lewis, will you not tell
us through the Advocate, as you told us
at Lakeland, the greatness of the need in
your great and unoccupied field? Let us
do this thing, AND DO IT NOW!
-H. DUTILL.


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THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.


E DITO R IA L


"No use in trying to throw off the yoke, all of us
must wear it." So said an old friend and neighbor
of ours. This is true, if the yoke is not of one kind
it will be of another. The only easy yoke is Christ's.
The yoke of the devil is always hard. The burden
of sin is grievous to be borne. "Come unto me all
ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give
you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of
me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall
find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and
my burden is light."

There is a deep-seated tendency in the very make-
up of the race to drift into ritualism. It was the
bondage into which the Scribes, Pharisees, Saddu-
cees and other hypocrites had led the Jews in the
days of Christ. It was the bane of the early
Church, against which St. Paul wrote some of his
most pungent paragraphs. It was the real cause
of the Dark Ages, against which the soul of Luther
cried out while on the stairs. It was the curse of
the Church during the days of the Wesleys, against
which they protested, and on account of which they
were cast out of the synagogue. It assumes various
phases and forms, from all of which, good Lord
deliver us! Against all of which we must keep
eternally upon our guard. Hear the words of St.
Paul upon this very question: "Christ is become of
no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified
by the law; ye are fallen from grace."


A Movement Moving.
WE are very much pleased with the plan of
operation proposed by the laymen of the
Bartow district. They propose a series of rallies
under the auspices of the Laymen's Missionary
Movement. The presiding elder writes that he
hopes to reach at least twenty-five places; this,
we suppose, will practically cover the district.
The plan, in brief, is to assign a speaker a topic,
upon which he is to specialize, and which he is to
deliver at the various rallies. The following are
some topics and speakers:
"The Laymen's Missionary Movement, Its Aim,
and How to Reach It," by Mr. C. H. Mitchell, Dis-
trict Lay Leader.
"The Missionary Motive," by Rev. L. Oser.
"Missions and Spiritual Life," by Rev. J. Law-
ton Moon.
"The Business Man's Debt to the Missionary" by
Rev. S. W. Lawler..
"Business System in Missionary Finance," by
Rev. J. B. Mitchell.
"Money and the Kingdom," by Dr. W. K. Piner.
We believe this plan will arouse enthusiasm. We
hope this enthusiasm may be articulated with some-
thing adequate. The bane of every spiritual move-
ment is that its enthusiasm dies for lack of being
merged into some greater movement. Great men
live that there may be greater men. Good men die
that there may be better men. The identity of the
individual life must be translated into terms of
a new and a grander life. If we would save our
lives we must lose them in that which is grander
and nobler.
We trust that much money may be raised by this
campaign; but more we devoutly pray that a multi-
tude of men may be led to enlist under the banner
of Jesus Christ for the salvation of this world.


We Have Made a Start.
SE thank God and take courage when we con-
S sider the actions of the Ocala District Mis-
sionary Institute and the Epworth League of the
St. James Methodist Church, of Palatka; the one
pledging $500.00 and the other $100.00, for the
erection of a church building in West Tampa, where
twelve thousand souls are congregated in a city
without a Methodist church. We do not believe
there is a city in Cuba of twelve thousand people
with no Methodist church.
Many of us are given to fads. Even in the matter
of missions, the most nearly altruistic of any en-
gagement of the race, we are sometimes open to
this criticism. If a man love not sinners whom he
has seen, how can he love sinners whom he has
not seen? If one say. he loves the Cubans in Ha-
vana, let him prove it by loving the Cubans in Ybor
City and West Tampa.
We must really enter into the spirit of service,
have the servant's attitude, the servant's motive, if
we expect the servant's reward. Many are willing
to do work that puts their names on the lips of the
multitudes or in the columns of the newspapers, but
few are willing to contribute-to lose their lives
for the glory of God. That is what is required if
we are to take West Tampa for Christ. There is no
earthly honor to be won, and no temporal emolu-
ment to be gained. The man that labors in a field
like that must needs add to a vow of chastity, pov-
erty and obedience, the vow of making himself of
no reputation, as did his Lord.
We have some men and women who are willing
to do and are doing this very thing. We can get
them for West Tampa. We plead for the tools, the
externals, to enable them to do their work. May
we not expect many to rise up and say: "We will
arise and build!" May God put it into the hearts of
our people in Florida to build a church in West
Tampa! Laymen, redeem your pledge.


The Power of Holiness.
OLINESS has been ever associated with meek-
ness, not to say effeminacy. We have rarely
thought of holiness as being dynamic, but always
as being static. Social statics, or the study of the
conditions which concern the existence and perma-
nence of the social state, teach us that there must
.not only be a sound mind in a sound body physical-
ly, but that this axiom is equally applicable to
State or Church. Not only is this true, but the
principle of holiness in both Church and State must
be regnant else there can be no conspicuous ad-
vancement. Therefore we are justified in affrming
that"holiness is dynamic as truly as it is static. To
those who study, it is evident that- God's purposes
concerning His world are beneficent. He has deter-
mined to save it for Himself.
"Who can doubt that through the ages, one
eternal purpose runs,
And the thoughts of men are widened with the
circle of the suns?"
To bring about this consummation, He has prede-
termined that the power shall be "holiness unto the
Lord."
Individually speaking, holiness is fundamental in
the bodies, minds and spirits of men. Holiness,
healthiness, is both the dynamo and the motor of
physical society. A sick man cannot be an efficient
member of a community. We all know that prac-
tically all disease, if not indeed all, is the result of
sin. Again, a pure mind is the only productive
mind. Holy men build temples, schools and asy-
lums. Sin is destructive. Every creation of the
brain of man, whether in art, literature, science or


philosophy, must be reviewed at the bar -of the
world's better self. A statue that shows even in
the lip that it is of the flesh, sooner or later will be
Repudiated by an advanced and advancing society.
A poem or a work of fiction, which teaches the im-
pure or unholy, cannot escape the fires of an en-
lightened conscience in that better day which is to
be; but like wood, hay and stubble, it must be
burned. The holy man is the only Christlike man.
We speak of eternity. We are now in eternity. It
we expect to live forever it is needful that the prin-
ciples of eternal life be incorporated in our spirit-
ual natures. Unholiness, like a blood-taint, spells
out destruction for every life of sin. Holiness, like
the principle of life, prophesies eternal spring-time
upon the hills of God. Holiness is the atmosphere
of God, blessed is the man that breathes it. Holi-
-ness is the Fountain of Perpetual Youth, blessed is
the man that has bathed therein. Holiness is the
power of God, blessed is the man that is personally
connected therewith.
The highest proof of power is its ability to per-
petuate itself by propagation. We are sometimes
bewildered at the manifestations of power in the
physical universe, the lightning, the cyclone, or
the circling spheres of light; but there is vastly
more power wrapped up in one grain of Indian
corn than in every manifestation of power in the
physical universe. This may be illustrated to us
by its lifting power. Suppose this grain be plant-
ed. Under favorable circumstances it would in-
crease an hundred-fold. Suppose each grain should
be planted for ten thousand years, and each in turn
should increase an hundred-fold, we would have
before us in the lifting power of one grain of corn,
an evidence of power that would weary the mind
of an archangel to conceive. But this is merely
physical power. What about sowing a life of holi-
ness in the prepared soil of human hearts as good
seed of the Kingdom? Think of Paul, as he sowed
the seed in Corinth, in Macedonia, in Ephesus, in
Rome. Think of Jesus, who poured out His blood,
every corpuscle of which has been the good seed of
the Kingdom. Think of the martyrs, whose blood
has been the seed of the church. The germinal
principle in every one of these ,eeds, is holiness.
The point of contact is the human soul. The King-
dom of God cometh not with observation. The pre-
pared soil is the soul that hungers and Thirsts after
righteousness. The strategic point is a loving heart.
It is not by crying in the streets; not by flaming
headlines in newspapers; not by drum, fife or reek-
ing sword, but by planting a life of holiness in the
souls of men that the power of God is to be mani-
fested.
But how? What shall I do with my life? In
the first place, get a hearing from heaven. Be sure
you are right-right with God and man. Then
plant your life. The story God tells us of the first
man, Adam, prefigures the life-story of every son of
Adam. The first man was to dress and keep the
garden, so is the last man, so are you. After you
have planted your life, be sure to dress and keep
it. Faith is the one requisite. Actually believe
that the planting of a holy life in any community
will bring a crop of peace and joy. Believe like
the gardener when he sows in the spring. Believe
like the florist when he inserts a graft: Believe
like the prophet when he affirms that the. Word
shall not return void, but shall accomplish that
whereunto it is sent. Our faith in the ultimate tri-
umph of a life of holiness must be able to look
beyond the smoke of the fagots that surround the
stake of the martyr; must inhale the aroma of Para-
dise, beyond the scent of burning flesh; must see be-
yond the Cross, the crown. Holiness is the power
of God, and the wisdom of God. It is the "Sign of
the Cross." In this sign, conquer.


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THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.


FOR THE GOOD O( CONTR BUTTONS Cheer Each Other

OF US ALL NTI U1IN onthe Way


LAYMEN'S MISSIONARY MEETING,
DALLAS, TEXAS.
Dear Bro. Williams: I thought may-
be you and your readers might like to
read a few lines from a Floridian who
attended the above meeting. I left
our "Land of Flowers and Sunshine"
the 16th of this month and arrived
at Dallas Friday evening the 18th, on
time and was met at the station by
members of the reception committee,
who conducted us to headquarters-
The Methodist Publishing House-
where we were furnished badges and
assigned homes. On Saturday after-
noon the Conference was called to or-
der at three o'clock, by Hon. John R.
Pepper, of Memphis, Tenn., president
of the Laymen's Movement. The
meetings were held in a large audi-
torium at the fair grounds. After re-
ligious services conducted by the pres-
ident, Bishop James Atkins introduced
to the audience Hon. T. H. Yun, of
Corea, and Drs. C. F. Reed, W. G.
Cram, A. P. Parker and W. H. Parks,
who briefly addressed the meeting, af-
ter which all delegates and visitors
were invited out on the fair grounds
to an old-fashioned barbecue, tendered
those in attendance at the meeting by
the citizens of Dallas. Dallas is a big
city in a big State and right well did
she sustain her reputation of doing
things on a big scale on this occasion.
At night Dr. C. F. Reid made a force-
ful address on the subject "The Oppor-
tunity of the Hour."
On Sunday morning the most of the
pulpits of the city were filibd by prom-
inent laymen. I could not forego the
opportunity and pleasure of attending
Trinity Church, where I heard a good
sermon by our venerable and senior
Bishop Willson. It would make my
letter too long to write a detail of the
program, but suffice it to say this was
a great meeting. More than sixteen
hundred laymen and preachers regis-
tered and it was estimated that three
or four hundred attended who did not
register. Five of our Bishops, Will-
son, Key, Hendrix, Hoss and Atkins,
were present and added interest and
inspiration to the meetings by deliver-
ing stirring addresses. Many interest-
ing addresses were made by prominent
laymen and missionaries who have
served in the foreign fields. All of
the Conferences in Southern Method-
ism were represented except three, I
believe, and every Southern State was
represented. Our own Florida Con-
ference was represented in the per-
sonage of Bro. J. H. Perkins, of Monti-
cello, and myself. Bro. Perkins and
myself were invited guests at a ban-
quet at the Southern Hotel on Mon-
day given to the Conference leaders
and the executive committee, at which
a number of short addresses were
made. The only criticism I have to
make of the entire meeting is, that I
did not think sufficient time was given
to discussion of how to organize the lo-
cal churches and get all the laymen
interested in the work. I regretted
that bur Conference leader and more


of our Florida laymen did not attend
this meeting. Of course theTexas
Conferences had the largest delega-
tions in attendance. Yours truly,
C. J. GRACE.
Big Springs, Tex., Feb. 26, 1910.

ARTICLES OF RELIGION OF THE
METHODIST CHURCH OF
JAPAN.
By the Rev. Julius Soper.
The number of Articles of Religion
of the new Methodist Church of Japan
is eighteen-the twentyfive of the
three uniting churches having been re-
duced to this number. This work, ex-
cepting the Article on Civil Govern-
ment, was done by the joint commis-
sion of the three churches on Method-
ist union in Japan, before its six rep-
resentatives left America for the con-
summation of the union. These six
representatives were: Bishops Earl
Cranston and A. W. Wilson, and Drs.
Leonard, Lambuth, Carman and Suth-
erland.
While the number has been re-
duced, and while there have been
much combining and some omissions
and additions as well as some changes
in phraseology, the substance of doc-
trine has been carefully maintained.
The work shows much thought and
painstaking. That the nature of these
changes may be understood, I give
them in order:
Articles of Religion.
There are very few changes in the
first six articles-none in I, IV and.V.
In II the last clause is omitted and the
following takes its place: "To be a
propitiation for the sins of the whole
world." In III, "reigneth" takes the
place of "sitteth." In VI "notwith-
standing" is dropped.
VII.--Of Original Sin ("or birth sin"
is Dropped).
This article takes the place of VII
and VIII, and reads: "By the volun-
tary disobedience of our first parents
the nature of man was corrupted, so
that he is very far from original right-
eousness, and continually inclined to
evil. Wherefore he cannot turn and
prepare himself by his natural strength
and efforts to do good works accepta-
ble to God."
VIII.-Of Justification and Good
Works.
This takes the place of IX, X and
XI, and reads: "We are accounted
righteous before God only for the mer-
its of our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ, not for our own works or de-
servings but we are justified by faith
in Him. Nevertheless, good works,
which are the fruits of the Holy Spirit,
are pleasing and acceptable to God."
IX.-Of Sin After Justification.
This is much like XII. After "the
grace of God" is added, "through re-
pentance and faith." And the follow-
ing is substituted for the last three
lines: "Nevertheless, the peril of sin-
ning against light we have received is
exceedingly great, because it leads to
that hardness of heart for which there
is no repentance; therefore we ought


to watch continually unto prayer
against all temptation, and the erron-
eous teaching of those who say they
can no more sin as long as they live
here."
X.--Of the Church.
The last clause of XIII after
"Christ's ordinance" is dropped, and
the following is substituted: "And
whose mission it is to evangelize the
world in obedience to our Lord's com-
mand to 'go into all the world and
preach the gospel to every creature.' "
XI.-Of Purgatory and Other Errors.
This takes the place of XI and XIV,
and reads: "Certain well known doc-
trines concerning purgatory, pardons,
indulgences, images and other relics,
the invocation of saints and merit ac-
quired by works of supererogation, by
whomsoever taught, are not only with-
out warrant of Scripture, but are re-
pugnant to the Word of God." *
Article XV is dropped altogether.
XII.--Of the Sacraments.
This takes the place of XVI, XVII,
XVIII and XIX. The following
changes appear: "only" is inserted be-
fore "two sacraments." The two parts
of XVI commencing and ending re-
spectively with "Those five"-"ordain-
ed of God," and "The sacraments"-
"I Cor. 11, 29," are entirely omitted.
The last sentence in XVII is changed
to read: "And inasmuch as our Sav-
ior has said, 'Of such is the kingdom
of heaven,' the baptism of young chil-
dren is to be retained in the Church."
"But is also a memorial, and" is in-
serted before "a sacrament" of XVIII
and "rather" is dropped. The part
beginning with "The body of Christ,"
and ending with "is faith" is entirely
omitted.
XIII.-Of the One Oblation of Christ,
Finished Upon the Cross.
The last clause of XX, "blasphem-
ous fable and dangerous deceit," is
dropped and "dangerous error" takes
its place.
XIV.--Of the Marriage of Ministers.
The following in XXI, "to vow the
estate of single life, or to abstain from
marriage," is changed to read, "to
marry or abstain from marriage."
XV.--Of Rites and Ceremonies of the
Churches.
This is a condensing of XXII, and
reads: "It is not necessary that rites
and ceremonies should in all places be
the same. As they have varied in the
past, so they may be changed accord-
ing to the diversity of countries, times
and customs, and only so that nothing
be ordained against God's Word. But
no member, in the right of his private
judgment, may violate the rites and
ceremonies of the Church to which he
belongs."
XVI.-Of the Civil Government.
This, which takes the place of
XXIII, was drawn up by the Japanese
on the committee in Japan for form-
ing the Discipline and approved by
the commissioners, and reads: "Be-
lieving that the powers that be are or-
dained of God as taught in the Holy_
Scriptures, we revere the Emperor of


one ancient and unbroken lineage, who
is the rightful sovereign of the empire
of Japan, respect the constitution and
observe the laws."
XVI.--Of Christian Men's Goods.
"Falsely boast" in XXIV is changed
to "erroneously teach," and the last
sentence is changed to read: "Yet
every Christian should hold his posses-
sions as a providential trust to be ad-
ministered, as the Word of God and
an enlightened conscience may direct,
in promoting the welfare of his fellow-
men and extending Christ's Kingdom
in the earth."
XVIII.--Of a Christian Man's Oath.
This is a substitution for XXV, and
reads: "An oath in confirmation of
testimony, when required by proper
civil authority, is not to be refused by
a Christian man, but is to be regarded
as a solemn appeal to the Judge of all
men as to the truth of the evidence
given."

In the body of the new Discipline
a few changes occur: The Bishop is
elected for eight years; but may be re-
elected. The Bishop fixes the appoint-
ments. The District Superintendents
are nominated by the Conference-
twice the number as needed each year
-from which the Bishop selects the
required number. If the Bishop re-
quires, a larger number must be nomi-
nated. The District Superintendents
may hold office for six consecutive
years, but may be changed at any
year. The Pastors are appointed an-
nually-no time limit-as in the
Methodist Episcopal Church.
The period of probation in an An-
nual Conference is four years. No one
can be admitted into an Annual Con-
ference until he has finished all ex-
aminations, and has been elected an
Elder. A student, however, who has
been in a Theological School one year
may be admitted on trial in an Annual
Conference, if already a Local Preach-
er, and at the end of two years elected
a "Deacon on Trial." So after grad-
uation, two years later, he may be
elected to the Order of Elder and ad-
mitted into full membership. Thus
the theological student serves two
years of his probation in a seminary;
while a candidate who has not attend-
ed a theological school serves two of
his probationary years in the intiner-
ancy. In case of a theological student
a "special" course of study may be ar-
ranged for his last two years. Two
objects have been gained by this
change: Every member of the Confer-
ence is an Elder or Presbyter; no one
can be a fullfledged member of an An-
nual Conference without having first
completed all examinations and com-
plied with all conditions.
The period of probation for those
seeking admission into the Church is
three months. In the Methodist Epis-
copal Church, South, there is no such
probation; in the Methodist Church of


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THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.


Canada this probation is three months.
This is a compromise between the old
probation of six months and the no
probation.-New York Christian Ad-
vocate.

DEALING WITH SKEPTICS.
It has been often shown that the
best way to deal with skeptics is to
present God's Word to them, in answer
to any questions which they may ask,
or any propositions which they make.
This course is far more effectual than
is any argumentation. The great and
final answer to any infidel argument
is the supreme Word of'God. Evangel-
ist L. W. Munhall tells of his having
held evangelistic meetings in the mid-
dle West. In that place was an infidel
club, composed of twenty-six young
men, all college graduates, and the
president was a graduate of Harvard
University. The young men attended
service one evening for the purpose of
confounding the evangelist, although
he did not know their object till after-
wards.
At the close if the sermon Dr. Mun-
hall asked those who wished to be
saved, to remain a while. Among those
who remained were three of those who
belonged to the infidel club. Then the
evangelist asked those who were saved
to arise. The three young men kept
their seats. Dr. Munhall spoke to one
of them and said: "You seem not to
be a Christian." The answer was: "No,
sir; I am not." "Do you wish to be-
come a Christian?" "No, sir." Then
the evangelist asked: "How does it
come that you stayed here?" I now
quote Dr. Munhall's further account:
"He proceeded to ask me a question. I
had my Bible with me, and simply
opened my Bible and said: 'Here is
what God says on that subject.' He
flushed a little bit, and he asked an-
other question. I said: 'Here is what
God says about that matter?' Every
time they asked me a question I gave
that answer, and finally they got up
and left the house in high dudgeon,
and the rest of the crowd went with
them. When they were going out,
they were asked, 'How did you get
along with that fellow?' 'Not at all.
Every time we asked a question, he
opened up that old black Book and
said, 'That is what God says.' Every-
one of that club were converted during
those meetings. Verily, the Bible is
a very live Book! Use it more!
C. H. WETHERBE.

A LETTER FROM BRO. GATES.
Starke, Fla., March 1, 1910.
Dear Advocate-To give to the
earth beauty and variety, God ordain-
ed the four seasons, Spring, Summer,
Autumn and Winter; these four, but
as among all women the bride hath
the greatest beauty, so in the Sister-
hood of the Seasonr; Spring hath the
bridal robes and crown. God whis-
pers on the breath of the South winds
to sleeping Earth: "Awake, put on thy
beautiful garments, declare My glory!"
And lo, in the "pleasing Spring His
beauty walks, His tenderness and
love."
Out of*the burning bush, on the
plains of Midian, God spoke to Moses,
and Moses, uncovered, stood on "holy
ground," listening to the voice of God


out of the burning bush. The other
day I went for a walk through the
woods and along the banks of a crook-
ed stream. The softness of Spring was
in the air. The robins were calling
their kind together for a northward
flight. Native songsters, intent on
nest-building and mated bliss, pealed
forth in bird-notes throughout the
woods. I had my gun, but in such
surroundings was in no mood for
slaughter or to disturb the harmony
of sylvan temples with death-dealing
noise. Walking softly along, I came
to the border of the swamp, where
stood moss-covered oaks, gnarled and
sere, backed by taller and bare cy-
press, deeper rooted in the dismal
gloom of mud and shade; while on
higher ground, and open to the South-
ern sun stood in unobstructed symme-
try, a maple tree flushedto a glowing
flame. In every bud and seed-pod it
blushed against its somber back-
ground-the burning bush again, sym-
bol of the Creator's presence amidst
the teeming tide of the earth's life.
E. J. GATES.


REPORT OF CONFERENCE TREAS-
URER TO MARCH 2, 1910.


Receipts for Florida Orphanage.
Geneva E. L................. $12.28
McIntosh S. S ............... 4.50
Cocoa S. S. ................ 9.30
Starke S. S................. .5.00
Palatka-H. Dutill .......... 7.00
Cedar Keys S. S. ............ 3.10
Starke S. S. and E. L. ......... 7.13
Italian Mission, Ybor City..... 48.00
Aucilla .................... 5.22
Ft. Meade S. S. .............. 5.40
Carrabelle ................ 3.10
Geneva S. S ................. 6.00
Raymond S. S. and friend, Au-


burndale ................ 5.00
Kendrick S. S. ............. 2.20
Monticello S. S. ............ 16 06
Ft. Myers S. S. ............. 11.00
Wildwood S. S. ............. 2.00
Ybor City and West Tampa Cu-
ban W ork ............... 3.0-0
Lake Butler Circuit ......... .60
1st Church, Key West ........ 4.3
Kissimmee ................ 4.00
Melrose and Waldo S. S ...... 5.02

Total receipts .......... $167.44
For Other Objects.
A. L. Brunor, Cocoa S. S. .....$ 9.49
J. L. Yeats, High Springs, too
late for last year ......... 64.50
W. C. Norton, Bronson ...... 32.75
H Dutill .................. 55.00
D. B. Sweat, Arcadia ........ 25.09
N. H. Longley, Treas., St. Pet-
ersburg ................. 25.00
D. A. Cole, Brooksville ....... 10.00
I. S. Patterson, Tallahassee ... 90.00
D. E. Hardin, Waukeenah .... 9.60
J. D. Lewis, Ybor C. and W. T. 8.00
J. F. Clark, Lake Butler ...... 3.10
Jas.-T. Mitchell, Kissimmee ... S.S5
D. E. Hardin, Waukeenah .... 2.45
S. A. Wilson, Kathleen ....... 5.00
J. F. Bell, Dade City ........ 27.00
H. Dutill, Palatka ........... 15.00

Total ................. $389.94
R. H. JOHNSON,
Treas.


BLOOMINGDALE.
Dear Bro. Williams: By appoint-
ment of the Bishop I am at Blooming-
dalL on what was at one time the
Alafa circuit. I have five appoint-
ments. Two of these were at one
time the best on the work, but several
years ago a great number left our
church and organized a Holiness asso-
ciation with a camp ground; then
came the Pentecost or Unknown
Tongue people and they accepted this
teaching. So my work is among these
people. I have no doubt some of them
at least are earnest in their belief, but
they are by no means consistent in
their practice with Bible teaching. It
was some of these people that last
year had a vision and prophesied that
Tampa was to sink. The interpreter
so interpreted the tongue and vision,
but the prophecies failed, as it is stat-
ed in the Scripture, "Whether there
be prophecies they shall fail." We
have a few even at these churches
who still contend for our views and
interpretation of the Scriptures;-but
I will not discuss their views and
practices now; will later.
We have been met at every place
with kindness and brotherly love.
When wife and daughter arrived,
quite a number of our people had
gathered at the parsonage, had a nice
hot supper and left quite an amount
of edibles for future use. After a
very pleasant evening and with best
wishes and after reading and prayer,
they took their departure.
I am truly expecting a gracious out-
pouring of God's blessing on us dur-
ing the year. On this work we have
a camp ground and there has been
held a camp meeting regularly for a
number of years, and as I am in the
succession I expect we will have one
this year.
Now, Mr. Editor, if you get tired of
city life and want to have a good time
in the woods, you may run down in
the fall and enjoy our meeting-hope
to see you. Your brother,
J. M. DIEFFENWIERTH.
(Thank you, Bro. Dieffenwierth.)


COMFORT FOR JACKSONVILLE.
Jacksonville is "powerfully skeered"
that State-wide prohibition would
knock a hole in the bottom of her
prosperity by driving out her whole-
sale and retail liquor interests, ahd,
hence that city can be relied on to give
a robust majority against the pro-
posed amendment to the constitution.
But Jacksonville is mistaken if the
effect of prohibition on cities of her
class in other States can be accepted
as proof on the subject. The pro-
posed amendment would undoubtedly
knock a hole in the bottom of the sa-
loons, dives, joints and wholesale liq-
uor houses in that city, and let out
their prosperity, but that would have
no more relative significance than clos-
ing the saloons by local option in any
county seat in Florida-a work that
has been in progress for many years
without the slightest detriment to any
legitimate business interest or the gen-
eral prosperity of any of those towns.
But it was to cite the alarmed busi-
ness interests of Jacksonville to a case
more nearly in point that we started


out. Georgia has had two years of
State-wide prohibition, and Atlanta, as
her chief city, should logically be her
chief sufferer under that dreadful
regime. But the facts don't square
with the theory. Atlanta was never
more prosperous; the saloons and
wholesale liqu':,r houses are not missed
as a, desirable business factor, and
Mayor Maddox, in his recent annual
message to the council, stresses the
good resulting from the elimination of
the saloon, and cites the profoundly
significant fact that there were only
half as many arrests in that city dur-
ing the year just closed as during
1907, the last year of the saloons. He
also testifies with emphasis that pro-
hibition has not hurt Atlanta 'in either
a business or financial 'way. Let
Jacksonville be comforted. All is not
lost, even though she loses her cher-
ished saloons, and the proud and prof-
itable prerogative of distributing four
full quart blessings over a large part
of Florida and Georgia be wrested
from her forever.-Live Oak Demo-
crat. ii :ia

OCALA DISTRICT MISSIONARY
SPECIAL.
One of the best things done at our
recent Institute was the decision by
the pastors present to continue our
District Special this year. For sever-
al years the district has supported a
missionary in Cuba. Last year the sal-
ary of Brother Riera was paid in full,
amounting to $700. The brethren de-
cided, after careful consideration, that
for the present year we would take as
our District Special the raising of $500
for the West Tampa Cuban church
building, and one scholarship of $150
in Southern College for the education
of an Italian or a Greek preparing for
the ministry. This makes a total of
$650 for the two specials, and is less
than we raised last year. I feel that
it is a high privilege to take part in
such a blessed work. Our leading
minds tell us that theAissionary spe-
cial is proving itself a powerful factor
in the missionary education of the
Church all over the land. Let it be
clearly understood that our special is
not an assessment, but a free-will of-
fering from those who can cheerfully
help. I suggest to'the pastors that
they get the Sunday school to help with
the special. Rev. J. E. Wilson, of
Gainesville, is treasurer for this fund.
Let all amounts be sent to him. I re-
spectfully appeal to all our Sunday
school superintendents in the Ocala
District to confer with the pastor and
arrange to help on the special this
year.
In our effort to raise $500 for the
West Tampa Cuban church we are
hoping that the laymen of this district
will raise at least as muc) more. I
have conferred with Bro. Himes about
it, and as soon .as he secures the
amount needed for the St. Augustine
work, I think he will take this up.
And now if Bro. J. D. Lewis will let
us hear. more from West Tampa
through the Advocate, he will help us
and we will help him. Fraternally,
T. J. NIXON.






THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.


REV. ISAAC B. MANN.
The subject of this sketch was born
September 2, 1848, not far from Mac-
clenny, Fla., and was laid away to rest
in the Mt. Olive Cemetery Saturday,
February 19, 1910.
For twenty years or more he had
been a local preacher, supplying Lake
Butler as pastor one year and preach-
ing often during these years.
About two years ago his mind be-
came unbalanced following a case of
typhoid fever, and necessitated his be-
ing cared for in the asylum for such,
where he died and was sent to his old
home to be buried.
He was given a burial with Masonic
honors by members of his home lodge,
and as they laid him to rest we hope
he had entered the Lodge above.
Four children survive him, Mr.
George Mann and Mrs. Lola Jones, of
Lake Butler, Mrs. Peaks, of Sander-
son, and Mrs. Lee, of Jacksonville.
His second wife also survives him.
We commend his loved ones to
"Him who-doeth all things well," and
pray that they may sorrow as those
who have a hope.

"Servant of God, well done,
Rest from thy loved employ,
The battle fought, the victory won,
Enter thy Master's joy."

But "Death" did not stop there,
and at midnight of the same night re-
leased the imprisoned soul of little
"Collier," son of Mr. and Mrs. I. H.
Johnson (81ster Johnson being a niece
of Bro. Mann Collier.) He had been
afflicted for about a year and eight
months, had suffered much, and tc
him death was a sweet release.
Nearly 11 years old, and helpless
for some time, they will miss him sc
much, but--

"Hush my soul, and cease thy mur-
murings,
For we, too, are going home,
Going to find our household treasures
When these tired feet cease tc
roam.
On the resurrection morning,
Clad in robes of light so fair,
With our tear-dimmed eyes made
perfect,
We shall know each other there."
J. F. CLARK,
Pastor
*
DIED WHILE VISITING HIS
DAUGHTER.
Mr. H. S. Furman, who died Feb
ruary 19th, 1910, at the home of Mr
W. K. Cleveland, his son-in-law, wa!
born in Barnwell County, South Caro
lina, in 1843. He married Mrs. Wil
liam Cease of South Carolina, who hac
two children. In 1883 Mr. Freeman
and his family moved to Florida
where they lived happily. The chil
dren grew up and began life in their,
own homes. Mr. Furman and his wifi
came recently from Dade City, Fla.
to visit Mrs. W. K. Cleaveland, on<
of their daughters, now living at No
44 Hayden Street, Atlanta, Ga. Whili


here Mr. Furman suddenly and peace-
fully passed away on February 19th.
He was a nephew of the distinguished
Dr. Furman, who, in 1854, founded
the Furman University in Greenville,
S. C. He was a faithful member of
the Methodist Church in Dade City,
Fla., and also an honored member of
the camp of Confederate Veterans of
Dade City at the time of his death.
His wife and the following loved ones
mourn his going away: Mrs. Lizzie
Fussell, of Webster, Fla.; Mrs. C. B.
McRae, of Baldwin, Fla.; Mrs. Earn-
nie Pless, of Dade City, Fla.; Mrs. W.
K. Cleaveland, of Atlanta, Ga., and
Mr. Conrad W. Furman, of San Anto-
nio, Texas. Rev. William Dunbar,
pastor Payne Memorial Church of
this city, conducted the funeral serv-
ice from Barkley & Brandon's under-
taking parlors. At the time Mr. Dun-
bar's services were requested he did
not know that he and the deceased
were from the same State and county.
He also learned one of his brothers
had married Laura Furman, a niece
of the deceased. The body of Mr. Fur-
man was buried February 23, in beau-
tiful West View Cemetery at Atlanta,
Ga.
Mrs. Furman-will remain with Mrs.
W. K. Cleveland for some time yet.
*
OBITUARY.
Edna, the eldest daughter of Rev.
and Mrs. J. L. Sibert, was born in
Walcott, Ark., March 12, 1888, and
was called to her heavenly home from
Miami, Florida, February 10, 191.0.
She was converted when seven years
of age, and joined the Methodist
Church one year later. Her conver-
sion was clear and distinctly recogniz-
ed, and then began that Christian
Growth that made her life so beauti-
Sful and consistent. As she grew older
- her experience became brighter and
her consecration deeper.
Most of her life was spent in her
native State, but one year was spent at
college at Meridian, Miss., from which
she went to Gallaway College at Sear-
cy, Ark., where she remained four
years. During the last few weeks of
her college life she contracted a severe
cold which became permanent. In the
Shop of recovery, her father had her
Spend two years in Texas and one
year in the balmy sunshine of Florida.
For several months after coming to
this State there were evidences of
Improvement, but which proved to be
only temporary.
During her last few months she suf-
fered greatly, but never exhibited any
. spirit of complaint nor of impatience.
At all times she possessed a sweet
spirit of resignation and trust. All
through her sickness her care was for
- others and not herself. With a sweet
. smile she said, "Never mind, I shall
s soon go away and then there will be nc
- more sleepless night for dear mam-
- ma." And while she spoke freely ,t
I her -mother about her experience and
n matters touching the future, she had
,refrained from saying much to hei
- father out of consideration for his
r feelings. However, a week before the
e end came, she called him to her bed-
,side and said. "Don't look so sad;
e don't you know that the Gospel yovi
. have preached to others, has saved
e your own daughter?" She had him


to read the Scriptures to her and
make certain promises, so that she
could read them while he was away.
After one of those trying sinking spells
she said that she had come near go-
ing, but while she was ready to go,
her Heavenly Father, perhaps, was not
quite ready for her. A few days later,
while rallying from another, she said,
"He is ready for me now, and I have
been permitted to see the angels and
hear them sing. How beautiful they
are!" Though she was ambitious and
through thorough intellectual training
equipped for a large life, she humbly
submitted to the will of God and bore
her afflictions with sublime fortitude.
Her faith and resignation were an in-
spiration to all who came in touch
with her. Many of her young friends
will have their lives made better and
brighter by having known her.
It was her request that her body be
placed to rest beneath the pine and
palm in Florida, and beneath these
sunny skies, whose genial smiles for
a while seemed to be wooing her back
to life and health again. And in ac-
cordance with her wishes the body
was taken from the Methodist Church
Sunday afternoon, February 13, in the
presence of a great concourse of sym-
pathizing friends and with tender and
loving hands was placed in the Miami
cemetery close by the shores of fair
Biscayne she loved so well, and whose
tempered breezes often fanned her fev-
ered brow.
Dr. and Mrs. Sibert, the two broth-
ers and little sister have the sincere
sympathy of their many friends in
Florida, their adopted State.
EDWARD F. LEY.

JACKSONVILLE DIRECTORY.
Rev. J. A. Hendry, P. E., 1816
Market street.
Rev. A. Sledd, 215 E. Duval Street.
Rev. W. F. Jones, 835 W. Monroe


street.
Rev.
street.
Rev.
street.
Rev.
street.
Rev.
street.
Rev.
street.


O. A. Thrower, 618 Roselle

C. H. Summers, 213 E. Sixth

M. H. Norton, 1815 Market

H. P. Blocker, 1976 Fischer

G. S. Roberts, 568 Cherry


Rev. H. E. Partridge, South Jack-
sonville.
Rev. E. K. Denton, 1212 W. Mon-
roe street.

TAMPA DISTRICT.
Second Round.
Curlew Mission, March 12-13.
Sutherland, March 13-14.
Parrish, March 19-20.
Miakka, March 26-27.
Palmetto, March 27-28.
Sarasota, March 28.
Manatee, April 2-3.
Bradentown, April 3-4.
Largo, April 9-10.
St. Petersburg, April 17-18.
Tarpon Springs, April 20.
Clearwater, April 21.
Blanton, April 29-30.
Dade(City, May 1-2.
Ybor City and W. Tampa, May 3.
Little Italy, May 3.
Tampa Heights, May S.
North Tampa, May 8.


Bloomingdale, May 14-15.
Plant City, May 15-16.
Hyde Park, May 22.
First Church, May 22.
Gary, May 23.
Port Tampa, May 25.
Seftner, May 28-29.
W. M. POAGE, P. E.
213 Lee Street.
*
The Tampa District Conference and
Missionary Institute will convene in
Clearwater Friday evening, April 21st
and close Sunday April 24th. A full
attendance of preachers and laymen
is desired. Let us pray and work for
a great Conference April 21-24.
W. M. POAGE.

BARTOW DISTRICT.
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.

MIAMI DISTRICT.
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.

Jacksonville District-First Round.
Ft. White (Ft. White), March 8-9
St. Johns (Love Grove), March
12-13. J. A. HENDRY, P. E.

OCALA DISTRICT, FIRST ROUND.
Citra, March 12-13, at Citra.
Reddick, March 13-14, at Reddick.
Anthony, March 19-20, at Anthony.
Ocala, March 20-21.
Starke, March 27-28.
The District Stewards of the Ocala
District are requested to meet at the
Methodist Church in Ocala on Wed-
nesday, Jan. 19th, at 3 p. m.
T. J. NIXON, P. E.


TALLAHASSEE DISTRICT.
First Round.
Midway, at Midway-March 5-6.
Hinson Circuit at Hinson-March
12-13.
Havana-March 13-14.
Chattahoochee, at Chattahoociee-
March 16-17.
Sycamore, at Sycamore-March 19-
Bristol Ct., at Hosford, March 22.
Apalachicola-March 23.
Carrabelle-March 24.
Sopchoppy, at Crawfordville-March
26-27.
Old Town, at Eugene-March 30-31.
If we begin at once to collect the
amounts assessed we are surer to re-
move the burden from our minds at an
early date so that we can give our-
selves to the ministry of the Word.
Begin at once on the missionary col-
lections, and thus lighten the burden
for the man on the lean charge,
L. W. MOORE, P. E,






THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOOAT3.


THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE

Entered at the Postoffice at Jacksonville, Fla., as second-class matter.
N. H. WILLIAMS, Editor.
Subscription-$ 1.50 a year in advance. Ministers-One Dollar.
OUR AGENTS:
The preachers of the Florida Conference are our authorized agents for
The Advocate.
Write all names distinctly. In ordering the paper changed give the old as
well as the new address. All communications relating to the business or edi-
torial departments should be addressed to N. H. Williams, Box 1185, Jack-
sonville, Fla. All correspondence relating to advertising should be addressed
to N. H. Williams.
Published Every Thursday by the
PUBLISHING COMMITTEE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.
Rev. L. W. Moore, Chairman; Rev. W. J. Carpenter, Rev. T. J. Nixon, Rev. J. P.
Hilburn, D. D., Mr. G. I. Davis, Dr. G. B. Glover, Prof. W. N. Sheats.

VOL. XXIV, JACKSONVILLE, FLA., MARCH 10 1910. NO, 23




PERSONAL AND OTHER NOTES


Thousands of persons are homeless
through floods in Ohio.
*
Prof. W. N. Sheats, of Lakeland,
has been appointed principal of the
summer normal at Tallahassee;
*
Railroad engineers and conductors
are demanding concessions, with pros-
pects of a great strike if not heeded.

Two passenger trains have been
buried by an avalanche of snow on the
Northern Pacific in Washington State
with a loss of life of twenty or more.
*
The civil (?) war in Nicaragua has
dragged its weary length along with
varying reports, the latest indicating
the defeat and disintegration of the
insurgent forces.
*
MARRIED.
On February 23d, 1910, at the home
of the bride's father, Mr. Jos. E.
Hayes, of Gainesville, Fla., and Miss
Annie Bell Coulter, of Rochelle, Fla.,
Rev. B. T. Rape officiating.

Ex-President Roosevelt, more re-
cently hunter and student of tropical
natural history in African wilds, has
turned his face towards civilization
and will soon be receiving the atten-
tion and welcome of thousands in his
own and other lands.
.* *
Strike of immense proportions by
the employees of the street traction
companies of Philadelphia, with much
disorder and violence, threatens the
peace of the "City of Brotherly Love."
This week thousands are striking and
situation critical.

Large celery shipments are going
from beautiful and fertile Manatee
river country, the stock being Al in
quality and bringing as high as $3.25
the crate. Large shipments of oranges
and grapefruit are going from this
section.
*
There is great activity among the
Christian organizations within the
State in promoting the moral and re-
ligious welfare of newcomers and old
settlers as well. Fair Florida! May


the Sun of Righteousness ever shine
on her.
*
Congress is investigating through
a committee, the official acts of one of
the President's cabinet officers, Sec-
retary Ballinger, who is charged with
aiding rich syndicates and land grab-
bers in entering valuable coal lands
which should be reserved for the pub-
lic domain and use.
I
Strawberries are going forward
from Lakeland at the rate of 2,000
quarts a day. Prices continue from
40 to 60 cents a quart, although the
Nicoma berry still brings from $1 to
$1.25 a quart. One grower picked
last week from five-eighths of an acre
270 quarts that sold for $65.70.

An 18,000-acre tract on St. Mary's
river, between Fernandina and King's
Ferry, was recently purchased by Ba-
ron M. D. W. Hooft, a wealthy land
owner of Holland, who represents
large interests in his own country, and
the colonization of this land is the ob-
ject in view of its purchase.
*
The Crystal River News announces
the sale of 130,000 acres of land to a
Northern syndicate. The land lies in
the counties of Levy, Citrus and Her-
nando. The News thinks the sale will
lead to the building of a railroad from
Otter Creek to Brooksville via Crystal
River.

HEED OUR TREASURER.
Dear Bro. Williams:-I herewith
hand you Treasurer's report to date.

Please urge the pastors to take Do-
mestic Missionary collections at once,
If the large churches would heed this
we would soon have sufficient to pay
our appropriations. Yours very truly,
R. H. JOHNSON, .
Treasurer.
*
Fair Florida Smiles.-With snow,
sleet, storm, floods and blizzards to
her north, our sunny State can boast
of spring weather, song birds, violets,
fruit, early vegetables, a fine crop of
tourists and a growing permanent im-
migration. Thousands of acres are
being sold and much being prepared


for cultivation. Early vegetables are
bringing good prices and citrus fruits
finding good sales.


The port of Jacksonville for Febru-
ary,.1910, shows an increase of $64,-
337.14 in imports and $29,080.66 in
exports over the figures for the cor-
responding month of 1909. There are
still a number of foreign vessels now
under charter to load for export dur-
ing this month. For January, 1910,
the import figures were $72,9T4.49,
and for February, 1909, they were
$68.561.17.
*
A series of special revival meetings
will be held at the Howe Memorial
Methodist Church commencing on
Sunday the 13th inst., to continue 10
days or more. The preacher for the
occasion will be Rev. Howard Dutill,
pastor of St. James Methodist Church,
Palatka, one of the ablest men in the
Florida Methodist Conference. Rev.
John H. Davis, pastor of the church,
says: "I ask that every Christian
make special, earnest request of God
that these meetings may result in the
salvation of many souls."-Palatka
News.
*
BRO. ROBARTS STRICKEN WITH
PARALYSIS.
Editor Advocate: The many friends
of Bro. W. H. Robarts, now stationed
at Miakka; will be pained to.hear that
he was stricken with paralysis on the
4th inst., and will perhaps.be unable
to further perform the arduous pas-
toral duties of his charge. There is
no man in the Florida Conference
more highly esteemed and more dearly
loved than Brother Robarts. While he
may live many more years, it is fear-
ed that his active usefulness is ended.
Sincerely hoping for his recovery, I
am yours truly, A. M. WILSON.
Miakka, Fla., March 5, 1910.


Quite a campaign on the education-
al line has been carried on by State
Superintendent Holloway, Prof. Lynch
and other speakers, who have visited
all parts of the State, and striven to
awaken the larger educational spirit
among the people and in the schools.
The State and denominational colleges
are doing well, and have large attend-
ance of pupils. The public schools are
increasing in their efficiency and in-
fluence and Florida is maintaining her
high rank in educational facilities.
Let it be seen to that secular as well
as sectarian politics be rigidly shut
out from our public school manage-
ment. P. R.


"The Times Are Out of Joint."-
So it seems from a perusal of the daily
papers, which abound in recitals of
murders, suicides, assaults, lynchings,
frauds, defalcations, stealing-from a
few dollars to hundreds of thousands
-trials, investigations by courts, con-
gress and legislatures, while acci-
dents, collisions, mine explosions,
floods add frightfully to the casual-
ties. Strikes, mobs, unlawful and op-
pressive business combinations, indict-
ments, 'trials, wars and rumors of
wars, give a general aspect of un-


rest and increasing mistrust of mzen
towards fellow-man; And yet knowl-
edge increases, patriotism is awaken-
ing, right gains ground and God rules.
Let the wicked tremble. Let the
saints take courage and go forward.
*
Judge H. C. Gordon, of the Hills-
boro County Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, recently made a stirring speech
in Tampa before the Civic Reform
League in which he treated two vital
phases of law enforcement. He
charges a large part of the crime and
its increase to the lack of interest in
public affairs of the- better class of
citizens and declares the responsibility
of this class in the enforcement of law.
The speaker took occasion to de-
nounce the convict lease system, de-
claring it to be the "worst scourge
ever foisted upon the people of Flor-
ida." "No man," he declared, "can go
to a convict camp and return again
without being crippled in both body
and soul for life. I do not hesitate to
say that I stand for its abolishment,
and so does every other person whor
has ever seen a convict camp. I have
seen a great deal of the workings of
convicts, and I know whereof I speak,"
*
GOOD WORDS 1OR FLORIDA,
Many people outside of the State
and some within our borders are in-
clined to "knock" Florida.' This is be-
cause of ignorance or "narrow range
of vision." We have only to read our
State exchanges to find out that we
are "growing some." We want our
readers to know this also, and to
realize that we have "a good State,"
and one capable of large developmentt.
We want to encourage local enterprise
in every community, and wake the Rip
Van Winkles up, to doing what others
have accomplished. Hence we give
notes of progress from time to time of
different sections and localities. Let
us have faith in Florida's climate, soil,
advantages and men. Let us silence
the croaker and encourage the de-
spondent, by attempting and doing
large things.
a*
Tampa has had a big celebration
with immense crowds in attendance.
Palatka has had a joyous day over
the opening of the bridge across the
St. Johns river. Jacksonville has
"boomed" her races and some other
things-far better and worthier of her
great dailies boasting-and is full of
people, and business is thriving. Key
West is still counting on the great ex-
tension of the Florida East Coast Rail-
way, which is still in progress. The
northern section is getting ready for
larger and, better crops of farm prod-
ucts, hogs and cattle. The southern
section is planting more orange trees
and enlarging already vast acreage of
vegetables and small fruits cultivation.
The crop of politicians and office-seek-
ers are sprouting fast for the coming
primaries. Let it be hoped that the
law and order element has both eyes
open to read the record of the men
who are bidding for popular franchise
and will overwhelmingly defeat the
candidates of the saloon and race. track
gambling crowd.






THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.


THE FLORIDA CONEFRENCE MIN- BROTHER JEWELL IS DEAD. who assisted in giving them this pleas-


UTES.
I have just received thirteen copies
of the last Conference minutes. It is
very neatly gotten out and so far as
my knowledge goes it is as nearly cor-
rect as most conference minutes. But
there are some things in connection
with these minutes to which I very
hiuch object. This journal is too late
in reaching the people. Pastors and
people lose interest in the proceedings
of the conference sessions before the
printed minutes reach them. Ordinar-
ily 30 days after the conference ses-
sion ought to be sufficient time to get
the minutes in the hands of the peo-
ple. I know of several conferences
that are able to do this very thing.
Why is it that one P. E.'s district was
not properly assessed for the minutes?
More than one-half of the pastoral
charges in that district were not as-
sessed and did not pay anything, if
the journal is correct. Less than one-
half of the pastoral charges in another
district paid its assessments for min-
utes. Largo paid its $2.00 the past
two years for minutes, but last year I
paid 50 cents for postage on the min-
utes and this year the minutes were
expressed to me to be paid here. Min-
utes handled in this way are not prop-
erly and justly distributed.
AMOS B. HALTON.


ONLY A SUGGESTION.
Dear Brethren of the Florida Con-
ference-If you will bear with me, one
of your weakest brethren, I would like
to offer a little suggestion. In writing
to a brother pastor for a church cer-
tificate, is it not always right to en-
close postage to bring that certificate?
If any one is financially benefited in
the transaction it is always the pastor
who receives the certificate, and if any
one loses it is the pastor who gives up
the member; so it seems unfair to
make a pastor pay postage on a cer-
tificate in order that he may lose a
member.
I believe that a pastor should always
stand ready to furnish a certificate
to every member removing from his
.charge, and he ought to encourage
them in moving their membership
when they move, but if there is any
postage to be furnished the pastor
losing the member should not be ex-
pected to furnish it.
Postage is a very small thing to
some of us who serve the best cir-
cuits and stations, and we are usually
the pastors who receive the largest
numbers of members by certificate, but
postage is a large thing to the pastor
who serves a poor "wire-grass mis-
sion," and he is usually the man who
is called upon to send out the largest
number of certificates.
The poor country charges largely
help to populate our stronger and
more wealthy charges; so let us not
expect the pastors on them'to fur-
nish the members and pay postage on
them besides. Really, the member re-
moving his membership ought to pay
the postage on it, but if he forgets it,
let us who receive it pay it.
Fraternally,
S I L, Z. BARR.


Dear Bro. Williams:-I am prompt-
ed, primarily, to write at this time so
that many of the brethren who knew
our dear brother, S. K. Jewell, may
learn of his death, which occurred at
.Mason, Ill., February 27th. The fol-
lowing is Sister Jewell's letter to me:
Mason, Ill., Feb., 28th, 1910.
Dear Bro, Hypes-Mr. Jewell died
last night of pneumonia. Praise the
Lord his fight is over, and he has laid
his armor down! I am in bed, not yet
recovered from the same illness that
took him away. It was his untiring,
constant attention to me that caused
his illness. We had grown more and
more like each other in the last year
and were depending so much upon
Jessus. O, Bro. Hypes, but for the
grace of God I could not bear this. I
dare not, I could not call him back,
for I know he is enjoying Christ his
Savior, with the angels, but I feel the
loneliness. 0, the loneliness! But
Jesus is such a help in this time of
my need. Bro. Hypes, he loved you
and treasured your letters to us both.
Pray for me. I have no money, no
health and no home. Ask God to take
care of me and my little boy. Your
sister in Jesus,
CLARA C. JEWELL.
I have requested the publication of
this letter and am doing this without
her permission or knowledge that
those who loved him along the Indian
river may think of his wife and.child,
and at once send, not to me, but direct
to her any amount you feel Jesus
would be pleased to have you give this
dear sister. Her address is Mrs. Clara
Jewell, Mason, Ill.
*
A PLEASANT OUTING.
The Arcadia Methodist Bulletin
gives an interesting account of a very
pleasant outing given the primary
class of the Sunday school recently
by the secretary of the school, Mr.
Ed. Scott.
Last year this school established the
custom of placing a banner in the class
making the best percentage of attend-
ance, the banner to be placed with the
class the following Sunday.
Every quarter the class making the
greatest increase in attendance over
the preceding quarter is given a com-
plimentary automobile ride. The past
quarter the increase by classes was as
follows: No. 1, 73; No. 2, 29; No. 3,
18; No. 4, 2; No.' 5, 41; No. 6, 24;
No. 7, decrease 2; No. 8, decrease 5;
No. 9, 110; No. 10, 4; No. 11, 45; No.
12, 41. The decrease in classes 7 and
8 was on account of the rearrangement
of the classes.
The Kindergarten Class had an at-
tendance of 514 during the quarter as
against 404 the previous quarter, an
increase of 110. It was therefore en-
titled to the automobile ride. This
class is in charge of Miss Susie Royall
and her mother, Mrs. A. B. Royall.
The little folks had their ride last
Saturday, and it was one of the jolliest
parties that ever took a spin around
Arcadia. Nearly fifty of the little folks
were on hand. Photographer Rowell
made a photograph of the party just
before they left the Church. It would
be difficult to say who" enjoyed the
outing most, the little folks or those


ure. Those who kindly tendered the
use of their machines were J. L. Jones,
J. J. Heard, J. C. Hickman, Frank
Welles, Douglas Treadwell and Ed.
Scott.
*
FROM BRO. HYPES.
Bro. Williams:-In addition to the
letter I have written you, touching
the death of our Brother Jewell, let
me mention something about my
work. On January 22nd I left our
Sarasota home for Hastings, Fla. (the
potato belt), to assist our Bro. Hen-
drix. We began at Espanola January
23d, continuing to February 13th.
Souls were being blessed and saved
under the preaching of Bro. Crowson
a consecrated soldier of the cross sta-
tioned at Sopchoppy. He was due on
his own work and could not remain.
Also Bro. Hendrix, on account of ill-
ness in his home, could be with us
only a few hours, but his heart and
prayers were with us. So was Jesus,
Blessed Jesus. We had a good meet-
ing, organized a class and Bro. Hen-
drix and Bro. Lester will soon have
a church at that place.
We then went to Bunnell, another
point. As there was no church I
preached in the school house two
weeks. I was the guest of Bro. E. P.
Egerton, of "Hotel Egerton," formerly
a prominent Baptist of South Caro-
lina, but he will cast his heart and
membership with us. Also Mr. I. I.
Moody, president of the Bunnell Land
and Improvement Company, and it is
truly worthy of the title "Improve-
ment Company" for such it is. Ten
years hence, with one-third the push
and energy of the past year, will make
a city of thousands. I have no "ax
to grind" in saying this. The survey
has just been completed through this
property for the proposed canal and
according to the geography and topog-
raphy of the canal project, this, in the
very nature of the case will be the
favored point. Again let me say Bro.
Williams, this is not a land boost, but
to say that this splendid Southern
Methodist Christian gentleman prom-
ised me to build a church, to cost not
less in actual cash to his company of
$1,200, much of the furnishing, the
building material, from his, or their
own mill plant. This will make, when
finished, a church that would cost at
lowest calculation $1,800. He will
deed the 'same to the Southern Meth-
odist Church. Bro. Hendrix saw this,
and advised me when he sent me there
to hold that meeting, to do what I
could to secure it. So I advised Bro.
Hendrix and Bro. Ley at the close of
the meeting lost no time in going to
Bunnell, got the land deeded to the
church and it is now recorded in the
clerk's office at St. Augustine. These
gentlemen, Bros. Moody and Lambert,
president and secretary of this com-
pany, will place a force of carpenters
Sto work at once to build our Church
The only condition required by the
company was that we build a parson-
age in keeping with the church, tc
which Bros. Ley and Hendrix agreed
SWork will begin by the time this ap
Spears. Bro. Moody gives six city lots
four for the church and two for the
parsonage.


I am now with Bro. Cecil in New
Augustine, where he has erected a nice
tabernacle, and a blessed meeting is
now on. In this our second service
the altar was filled with penitents,
seeking Jesus. Victory, Victory, in
this city with its peculiar religious
environments, Protestant and other-
wire.
Yours in this blessed work,
J. W. HYPES.


TALLAHASSEE DISTRICT MISSION-
ARY INSTITUTE.
The good people of Chaires welcom--
ed the Tallahassee District Missionary
Institute which met February 22d.
Opening sermon by Pastor Smith, of
Havana, set a good standard for those
to follow. Presiding Elder Moore had
not prepared program, but had noti-
fied a few of the brethren well in ad-
vance that they would be expected to
speak on given subjects. Open con-
ferences followed these and were in-
teresting and edifying.
Rev. R. H. Barnett spoke with in-
telligent enthusiasm on the Laymen's
Missionary Movement.
Rev. I. S. Patterson's address on "A
District Spirit" will produce fruit.
A resolution was passed to employ
a district evangelist to work under di-
rection of presiding elder.
A District Bulletin was launched,
with Rev. J. B. Ley editor and W. G.
Fletcher publisher.
Tallahassee District will pull for
one hundred per cent on all claims
and a revival in every charge.
*
SPECIAL NOTICE.
In some way, the Epworth League
matter was misplaced this week. We
very much enjoy this department, and
appreciate the faithful work of our
editor. We hope this will not occur
again. The Epworth League Depart-
ment in our Advocate is abreast of
any in any organ of our Church. Send
all matter intended for this depart-
ment to Rev. D. B. Sweat, Arcadia,
Fla.

IN MEMORIAL.
Whereas it has pleased our heaven-
ly Father to take from our midst Mrs.
Sallie T. Gramling, who was one of the
most faithful members of the Women's
Home Mission Society of the First
Methodist Episcopal Church, South, of
Miami, Fla.,
Resolved, That we hereby express
our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved
and record our gratitude to God for
her influential life and helpful service
to the church.
She had a gentle, tender, loving
heart. Unselfish, she was ready to
' sympathize with others and sacrifice
for the advancement of the church of
which she was an efficient member.
While we mourn our loss, we praise
God for her beautiful life, triumphant
Death, and abundant entrance in the
home beyond.
MRS. SAMUEL A. BELCHER,
S MRS. WILLIAM M. BURDINE,
S MRS. AUGUSTUS H. ADAMS,
Committee.





THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.


MEXICAN MATTERS.
By Bishop Warren A. Candler.
There is no more interesting land
in the world than Mexico, whether
we consider the country itself or the
people who inhabit it.
The aborigines of North America,
who once held the territory now oc-
cupied by the United States, fell back
before the advance of the European
settlers who invaded their ancient do-
minion, and they are now represented
by the scattered tribes of a vanish-
ing race. But such has not been the
case with the original inhabitants of
Mexico. The Spaniard imposed upon
them his language, his laws,.and his
religion; but they still survive as the
invincible and indestructible descend-
ants of the Aztecs. Benito Juarez was
a full-blooded Aztec, and he is still af-
fectionately called "the little Indian."
And President Diaz reveals in all his
features the Aztec blood which flows
in his veins, though minigled with a
Spanish strain.
There is reason for believing that
the original Mexicans overcame pow-
erful tribes who were before them in
the land as successfully as they have
withstood the influence of their Span-
ish conquerors. Ancient ruins tell of
highly civilized tribes which disap-
peared before their approach, yielding
to them the land as the Canaanites
went down at the coming of the chil-
dren of Israel to the "Land of Prom-
ise."
The massive and marvelous ruins of
Mitla, Palenque, and Uxmal, defying
the archeologists to explain them ful-
ly, show that around them once lived
people of surpassing strength. History
is mockingly silent to their origin. As
they stand today, so stood they when
the Spaniards came in the days of "the
conquest." As early as 1583 Fray Mar-
tin de Valencia visited them, but he
could not lift from their faces the mys-
tery which enshrouds them. They are
mentioned in the old Spanish chroni-
cles as far back as 1565, and Cogallu-
do, who saw them in the middle of the
17th century, describes them as works
of "accomplished artists" of whom his-
tory has preserved no tradition. Nor
can we in the present age, with all
our boasted intelligence and vaunting
knowledge, say more than did he. We
look with amazement upon these re-
mains of ancient tribes, but we are un-
able to say by whose hands these
atones were carved and laid so won-
derfully together. How were those
great blocks hewn into such artistic
forms, and by what means were they
transported from the quarries front
which they were taken to the places in
which they are now found? With
what tools were they cut, and by whose
architectural plans were they shaped
and placed? As yet no answer has
heen found to satisfy these questions.
They offer the archeologists a problem
more difficult than any which meets
them in the ruins of Babylon and Nin-
evah. The traveller departs from
Mitla wrapt in wondering silence that
artisans capable of raising such struc-
tures should have passed away and
left their history so utterly unknown.
Besides these things of man's handi-


work in an unhistoric past, and many
other things achieved since the con-
quest, Mexico's scenery and natural
resources make it a land of extraordi-
nary interest. Its mountains and val-
leys, its hills and plains, are all quite
beyond the ordinary. It is rich in all
the products of the field and forest
and mine.
Viewed from the standpoint of the
student of industrial progress one ot
the most interesting spots in Mexicd
is that known as "the Laguna Dis-
trict." It is situated where the three
states of Coahuila, Durango and Chil-
ly it was in some far-off age the bed of
a great lake. The soil is as rich as
the valley of the Nile, and it is made
productive by an immense system of
irrigation. It produces ninety per
cent of all the cotton grown in Mexico,
as it now stands, and the irrigated
area is to be extended soon by another
dam on the lower Nazas river which
is in process of construction at a cost
of $2,000,000. In the district are five
cotton mills, which consume the cotton
grown around them. Farm hands are
employed at about forty cents a day
and laborers in the mills get about
fifty cents a day. They are in the dis-
trict several soap factories which use
all the cotton seed oil produced there,
and much imported oil besides. One
of these factories claims to be the
largest soap factory in the world, and
its claim seems to be founded on facts.
At the annual meeting of the stock-
holders of this company, held last Oc-
tober, dividends were declared
amounting to $1,700,000, Mexican
money, or $850,000 American money.
A new industry of the "Laguna Dis-
trict" is the manufacture of rubber
from the guayule plant, a shrub which
until a few years ago was accounted
something worse than worthless. This
plant abounds in northern Mexico, es-
pecially in the states of Coahuila and
Zacatecas. With the increased de-
mand for rubber in these days of auto-
mobiles and electric devices this
parched plant of the desert, from
which a gum like that of the rubber
tree is extracted, is yielding no little
wealth to those who are engaged in
the guayule industry. The finished
product has risen in price during the
last twelve months from twenty-five
cents a pound to fifty-two cents a
pound, gold. It is easy to see what
profits are implied by these figures.
In view of these industries there is
no spot in Mexico more prosperous
than "the Laguna District." In the
center of it are the thriving cities of
Lerdo, Gomez, Palacio, and Torreon
all connected by an interurban electric
railway. Torreon. the youngest of the
three, is located at the intersection of
the Mexican Central and the Interna-
tional railroads. It is the newest of all
the cities of Mexico, being scarcely
more than 20 years old. It differs
from all others in that it has no rich-
ly domed churches like those which
for all these years have adorned other
Mexican cities, and about it their.
are no legends or historic traditions.
It has not less tha.n. 0,000 inhabitants
and is rapidly growing.
The -International r-ailroad which-


Tex., runs through Torreon, and ends
for the present at Durango; but it is
proposed to extend it through the
Sierra Madre mountains to Mazatlan,
one of the most important ports on
the Pacific coast, at the north of the
Gulf of California. Such a line must
be very important as the Oriental
trade of Mexico and the United States
increases, which it will do with every
added year.
It is worthy of note that there are
now three trunk lines of railway under
,construction by which Eastern Mexi-
co will be connected with the Pacific
coast. There is what is called the
"Orient Road" which is to run from
Kansas City to Topolobampo, on the
Gulf of California; passing through
the great mining states of Chihuahua
and Sonora. There is the line, already
mentioned, which is to run from Eagle
Pass, Tex., to Mazatlan. And the
Southern Pacific is extending its line
which now runs from the main line at
Benson, Arizona, to Mazatlan, so as
to enter the City of Mexico by way of
Guadalajara in the State of Jabisco. A
considerable part of all these lines has
already been completed. When finish-
ed they will give to Mexico three great
channels of trade with the Orient.
The Tehauntepec Railroad, from
Coatzacoalcos, on the Gulf of Mexico,
to Salina Cruz on the Pacific Coast has
been in operation for a number of
years. It is no more than 192 miles
long; and it is said that it will be dou-
ble tracked in the near future.
Mexico will have within a few years,
therefore, four railroads with termi-
nals on the Pacific Coast, just as the
United States has four Pacific rail-
ways. These eight lines of railway
can not fail to divide Oriental freights
with the Panama Canal.
Suppose some such power as Ger-
many should acquire a concession for
a canal across Nicaraugua-a route
which Senator Morgan showed beyond
doubt to be better than that of Pana-
ma-what then would be the case with
the costly canal which the United
States is now cutting? With eight Pa-
cific railways and a neighboring canal
as competitors, our big ditch would
scarcely be a paying proposition.
But come what may, the Gulf of
Mexico is going to be filled with a
commerce beyond the hopes of the
most sanguine imaginations. Our
Gulf ports have before them the great-
eat possibilities. Our own country and
Mexico will have an immense volume
of trade with China and Japan, and
much of it will pass through the ports
of Pensacola, Mobile, New Orleans,
Galveston, Corpus Christi, and Vera
Cruz. In all this trade the two repub-
lics will not be competing, but co-
operative powers. It behooves them,
therefore, to stand together in the
bonds of a most cordial friendship.
Let our people visit Mexico. Let
them study Mexico. Let them help
Mexico in all the generous offices of
international brotherhood.
Torreon, Mexico, February 19, 1910.
-=Atlanta Journal


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THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE,


VALLEY'S COMET.
By Oits Ashmore.
Now that Halley's comet is rapidly
approaching the earth, and is soon to
become an object of great popular in-
terest, the public will desire to know
the leading facts concerning this fam-
ous celestial visitor, and to learn
something of its eventful history. In
just what part of the heavens it is at
present, when and where it may be
seen best, when it will be nearest the
earth, and what danger, if any, is
there of a collision with our globe,
are some of the questions that are nat-
urally asked.
The comet is at present in the con-
stellation Pisces, about half way from
the zenith down to the western hori-
zon at dark, and about eight degrees
:west of the planet Saturn. It is not
yet visible to the naked eye, and as it
is approaching the sun, it will soon be
lost in his rays till about April 1,
when it will reappear in the morning
sky ahead of the sun. On March 24
it will be on the opposite side of the
sun from us, and on April 20 it will
pass its perihelion at a distance of 54,-
000,000 miles from the sun.
Seen in Morning.
From that time till May 25 it will
be a glorious spectacle in the morn-
ing heavens. On May 18 it will pass
directly between the earth and sun,
when it will be only 12,000,000 miles
from us. As it sweeps rapidly by us it
will pass from the morning to the
evening sky again, and after a few
weeks it will bid us adieu for its long
journey into the depths of space, not
to return to us again in three-fourths
if a century.
As it rushes by us on May 18 it will
pass directly over the disc of the sun,
and a fine opportunity will be afforded
to test by observation the size and
character of the nucleus. If it con-
sists of solid particles of considerable
size, or of dense aggregations, it will
be projected as a dark mass against
the bright fact of the sun, but if it is
composed of gas only, or of very small
particles widely diffused, it will pass
across the sun as an invisible mass.
It is not improbable that the earth at
that time may become involved in the
nebulosity of its tail, but the matter
composing the tail is so extremely
tenuous that the earth will in all prob-
ability pass through it without any
sensible effect. The transit of the
comet across the face of the sun will
take place during the night on the
western hemisphere, and' hence. we
could not see it any way, but astrono-
mers on the opposite side of the earth
will doubtless observe this phenome-
non with great care.
The orbit of Halley's comet is a very
elongated ellipse, extending out into
space 500,000,000 miles beyond the
orbit of Neptune. At this perihelion
its distance from the sun is 54,000,-
000 miles,-or somewhat less than the
distance of the planet Venus. It makes
a revolution around the sun in about
75 years, though owing to the disturb-
ing effect of the larger planets on Its
motion, this period may vary one or
two years. Its motion in its orbit is
retrograde; that is, it moves around
the sun in an opposite direction to
that of the planets; Its orbit lA inclin-


ed about 18 degrees to the plane of the
earth's orbit, and these two orbits are
so related that a collision between
the earth and the comet is impossible.
Gaseous Matters.
There is much uncertainty about
the composition of cometary masses,
but the spectroscope shows that the
head is composed of gaseous matter
involving probably masses of solid mat-
ter closely grouped together. The tail
consists of gas, chiefly hydrogen, in
a state of extreme tenuity. The fact
that the tail is always turned from the
sun has led to the theory that the mat-
ter of which it is composed is driven
off from the head by some repulsive
force of the sun. Several ingenious
theories have been advanced to ac-
count for the phenomena of comets'
tails, but none of them are altogether
satisfactory. The head of a comet gen-
erally possesses some self luminosity,
but the tail owes its light to solar re-
flection.
The possibilities of a collision of
the earth and a comet, and the proba-
ble results of such an occurrence, have
often been discussed, but owing to our
ignorance of cometary masses, such
discussions are little better than spec-
ulations. That such a collision is pos-
sible no one will deny, but the proba-
bility of it is extremely remote. If a
comet of small size and density should
run full tilt against the earth, our at-
mosphere would probably prevent seri-
ous damage. A brilliant meteoric
shower would doubtless be witnessed,
but that would be all. But if a large
meteor of great density should collide
with the earth the results would
doubtless be more serious. Aside from
the impact of the solid masses against
the earth, the gases suddenly diffused


into our-atmosphere might be fatal to
life.
Halley's comet received its name
from Edmund Halley, a distinguished
English astronomer, who observed it
in 1682 and who predicted its return
in 1759. His prediction was based
upon the fact that its orbit in 1682
was nearly identical with that of 1607
and 1531. He also found in history
references to remarkable comets in
1456, 1301, 1145 and 1066. As the
interval between the returns of these
comets was about 75 years, he con-
cluded that they were one and the
same body, and this conclusion proved
to be correct.
Caused Sensation.
The history of Halley's comet, as it
has been traced back through the ages
by its period of 75 years, is quite


to want to know was laid on our table
last week. It is bigger and better
than ever before. It is invaluable
to those who want accurate informa-
tion upon every phase of the work of
our Church. The book may be bought
of the Publishing House. The price
is 20 cents, postage extra.
*
THE BIBLE MODE OF BAPTISM.
This excellent pamphlet has just
reached us. We have read it with
much interest. Its circulation will ef-
lighten our people on some facts with
which they ought to acquaint them-
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of Baptism is fine. Get this book and
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*
ME AND MY BLACK MAMMY.
Me and mammy know a child


eventful. In 1066 it was regarded asf About. my age and size


the forerunner of the victory of Wil-
liam of Normandy. Its size was then
equal to that of the full moon. In
1456 its tail reached from the hori-
zon to the zenith, and the wildest ex-
citement prevailed. Indeed, at every
return of this remarkable comet the
nations of the earth have looked upon
it with awe. Its first recorded appear-
ance was 130 B. C., when it was sup-
posed to herald the birth of Mith-
ridates.
At this- return the conditions will
be very favorable for a magnificent
view of this historic celestial visitor,
and the impressions made upon the
minds of those who behold it will
doubtless remain throughout life.-At-
lanta Journal.

THE SOUTHERN METHODIST
HANDBOOK.
This admirable compendium of in-
formation that every Methodist ought


Who, mammy says, won't go to
heaven,
'Cause she's so grown and wise.

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'Case hit's been mammy-raised!"
-Howard Weeden, in Old Voices.


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THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.


Dear Sister McCoy:-Miss Gaines,
principal of the Hiroshima Girls'
School, Japan, makes a suggestion in
her letter as to automobiles that might
reach some -liberal person, who has
money, through our department, so I
enclose it to you to use, if-you think
best, or have room. Yours sincerely,
M. J. BRYANT.
"Mr. Myers, to my mind the great-
est missionary we have in Japan, the
greatest since Dr. Lambuth left, has a
vision, Which I hope will soon be re-
alized, Japan is-interlaced with splen-
did roads even over mountain ranges
now. From these main ways of travel
many little roads go out into mountain
hamlets where no wheeled vehicles
can go. They are so many it will take
thousands of years at the present rate
for the gospel to reach these villages.
If Mr. Meyers had an automobile large
enough to carry himself, several help-
ers, Bibles, tracts, etc., a great deal of
time and money could be saved, while
with the same effort many more peo-
ple could be reached. I have been
around enough in the country places,
to know something of what is possi-
ble. If a man like Mr. Meyers could
reach fifty times the number of people
possible under present conditions,
would it not be economy to put a few
more thousands in equipment for
work?"
The above communications were re-
ceived with much pleasure, as it has
been so long since we have heard from
any of the auxiliaries outside of Jack-
sonville, we feared this department
had been forgotten. At the annual
meetings we hear one and another tell
of the pleasant social affairs that have
been held, and of the successful busi-
ness methods adopted, so we know the
good work is going on. When we
hear these talks which are always
helpful, we thing this or that is a
splendid idea, and I will tell my soci-
ety about it. There are many readers
of the Florida Christian Advocate who
never have the privilege of attending
an annual meeting, and they like to
know about the good times too. So,
my dear sisters, won't you tell them
through this department? Don't let us
forget the good resolutions made at
the annual meeting-"We pledge to
help our editress more. As Mrs. Alex-
ander says, "Christians must tell the
truth as well as other folks." One
thing we are sorry to note is,
that two societies have sent no-
tice of election of officers for
the new year, and have not mentioned
Agent for Woman's Missionary Advo-
cate. We trust it was an oversight, or
that one of the other officers is acting
as agent, for truly no society can do
intelligent work without it.
Now just a few words in reference
to the Young Christian Worker. As
previously stated it has been enlarged
and improved, and is not only interest-
ing and entertaining, but full of mis-
sionary information of every descrip-
tion. The price, 25 cents a year to one
address, or 15 cents in clubs of ten or


more is within the means of all. The
character of the paper has been chang-
ed so as to meet the needs of both ju-
venile and young people's work. If it
is generally known how helpful the
programs are and how easily a meet-
ing can be conducted by using them,
perhaps there will be less trouble in
getting lady managers.
We trust that every lady manager
in our Conference will, as far as possi-
ble, see that each4lchild and young per-
son is a subscriber. We can't afford
to do without it. There is a possibility
that Miss Barnes, the editor, will be
with us at our annual meeting at
White Springs, and we want to show
her that we do appreciate her conse-
crated efforts in giving us so fine a
paper.

THE FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIE-
TY HOLDS A MOST INTEREST-
ING SOCIAL.
The Foreign Missionary Society of'
Trinity Methodist Church held its mite
box social for this quarter on Friday
afternoon, February 25th, at the hos-
pitable home of Mrs. J. A. McLaurin,
with a very large number of members
and friends present. Large vases of
red japonicas were artistically ar-
ranged about the rooms, while the
other decorations and the souvenirs
were of the Washington idea. We
were given a most excellent program
by our talented and capable president.
The 22nd of February just passed,
the design she used on the occasion
was a "hatchet." Sixty of these were
passed around to each one present,
and on one side was written the Span-
ish name of a mission in Cuba.
We were greatly favored in having
present with us Rev., W. G. Fletcher,
who gave a splendid talk on Cuba. He
cited the difficulties, the progress and
great need of the work, and stated
that out of 150,000,000 people in the
Western Hemisphere, 60,000,000 are
Spanish people, speaking the Spanish
language. For a number of years Bro.
Fletcher was in Cuba as a missionary,
so he spoke from a full heart and from
a thorough knowledge of the needs of
the field, which left an impress on
each one present. During the opening
of the mite boxes, delicious fruit
punch and wafers were served by the
charming hostess, and a social hour
gave an opportunity to meet the vis-
itors, and for the members to chat for
a little while. Forty dollars were
gathered from the mite boxes and free-
will offerings, which will be appropri-
ated to our pledge for the support of
our Florida missionary.
Quite an interesting meeting of the
society was held at the parsonage on
January 3d and encouraging reports
were read by the officers. At the close
of the meeting the following officers
were elected for the ensuing year:
President, Mrs. T. B. Byrd.
First Vice President, Mrs. O. C. Van
Brunt.
Second. Vice President, Mrs. A. B.
Blackburn.


Woman's Foreign Missionary Society
MRS. VILBUR McCOY, Ediatr., jackai Il. F .
MRS. .. D. RUSHM, P ,Orlando, Pla. MRS. B. P. HOLLAND, Cor. S. ,Brteow, Fl..
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free. The home is near the church,
railroad station and postoffice. Ad-
dress W. J. C. care of the Florida
Christian Advocate, Box 1185, Jack-
sonville, Fla., giving references.


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THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.


Third Vice President, Mrs. B. L.
Evans.
Treasurer, Miss Jessie Blake.
Recording Secretary, Mrs. P. T.
Mickler.
Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Mil-
ton A. Smith.
Miss Jessie Blake was re-elected
Agent of the Missionary Advocate,
and Miss Annie Damon was appointed
Librarian.
The advancement made in our work
during the past year has been very
gratifying, and we are expecting great
things from the Lord, through this
society this year.
MRS. P. T. MICKLER,
Recording Secretary.


Fort Meade, Fla., March 4, 1910.
My Dear Mrs. McCoy:-The follow-
lng officers have been elected in our
W. F. M. Society for the new year:
President, Mrs. F. B. Robeson.
Vice President, Miss Singleton.
Recording Secretary, Mrs. G. W.
Wilson.
Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Law-
ton Moon.
Treasurer, Mrs. Morrison.
We had a very interesting meeting;
received several new members and are
planning greater things in our Society
for the cause of missions. Sincerely,
CARRIE C. MOON,
Corresponding Secretary.

SOUTH GEORGIA BOARD OF MIS-
SIONS-ITS PRESENT POLICY
AND ITS OUTLOOK.
A. M. Williams.
The policy of this Board may be
considered under the credit and debit
theory. Its policy is to raise every
cent of its appropriations and make a
full settlement with all its employees.
This can only be done by early col-
lection of the assessment for Domestic
Missions. Every cent ought to be in
the hands of the treasurer by April
1st. This is easy, wise, and our only
safe course. A Conference can do what
it makes up its mind to do just
as well as an individual. Nine-tenths
of the Conference has been doing this
for the past four years. We are pray-
ing and hoping for the other tenth in
As to the home side of the proposi-
tion a few words:
First, our sustentation call is im-
pressive and must be met. The change
in country life is the discouraging
feature in our church work. The very
success in business moves our best of
men to town. The elder, the preacher
and the loyal member is suffering con-
stant disappointment in the removal
of our very best material to town.
There are still many people in the
country; they must have the best ser-
vice we can give them. Every motive
demands this, self-preservation calls
for it, for when the city ceases to
draw new life from the country it be-
gins to die. Denominational pride de-
mands it, for our boast for years has
been that we are a country church.
The Master expects it, the one as well
as the ninety and nine are His. Of the
eighty-five missionaries supported in
part by our Board one-half belong to


this class of what we call sustenta- a few applications of Tetterine and the Piles, Dandruff, Ring Worm and every
tion. The helping old country use of Tetterine Soap has entirely form of Scalp and Skin Disease. Tet-
churches support their preachers. cured me. I cannot say too much for terine 50c.; Tetterlne Soap 25c. All
its praise." Mrs. S. A. Haskins. druggists or by mail from the manu-
The Board is doing church exten- Myricks, Mass. facturer, The Shruptine Company, Sa-
sion work through its regular mission- Tetterine cures Eczema, Itching vannah, Ga.
aries. One of the best investments our
Conference has ever made has been Cheapest and Safest Light Known to Science
its work in establishing new churches
in promising localities, city and coun- Ino a class of ts own.
No other system can
try. Among such results as these we compete.
have Wesley Monumental, Grace, Ep- No generating lamps
no Aoglinu tanks daily.
worth, First Street, East Macon, Cen- no filing tanks daily.
SNo noise.
tenary, Second Street, Rose Hill, East NoI T .ino .. h


Highlands, Albany, Valdosta, and
many more. This work goes on. As-
bury Memorial, Deenwood, and other
churches will some day take their
places with the great churches men- e
tioned. f
The latest form of our Board policy t
is the use of Conference missionaries
in destitute sections. The organized
mission policy failed at this point. The I
formation of the work was anticipa-
tory, the men available were not al-
ways the best adapted. Much mis-
sionary money and effort has been
wasted in this line of work.
Now, our district evangelists take
a tent, pitch it in a favorable place. If
the field proves sterile they move to
some other point. When the condi-
tion favors the revival follows,
churches are organized, houses of wor-
ship are built, and the work is left on
a permanent foundation. Radcliffe,
Fain, Cowan have done wonders in
this line during the last four years.
Much remains to be done. Hardly
one in three white persons in the terri-
tory covered by our Conference has
any church affiliation. Many in our
churches, I fear, have no experience of
grace. The work we need is in these
sections. Let the church put its pray-
ers on this part of our policy. Give us
more men and money and we promise
gracious -things.-Wesleyan.

Eczema? Use Tetterine.
"I have been troubled with Eczema
on the face for nearly two years, and


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206 East Bay N, Il Ne l Jacksonville, Fla

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DURABLE, SAFE, SPEEDY
These "heavy duty" Engines are constructed with great
care to details. They run safe!v at hieh speed. with
exceptional steady motion. re ,or-d r ,r
makes impossible the cut-
ting of seats, increases the
power and reduces the wear
and tear, thereby prolongingthe '
life of these engines. See specifica-
tions in our big, new catalogue
which will he mailed free and t
postpaid.
WHELAND MACHINE WORKS,
2700 Sydney St. Chattanooga, Tenn.


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THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.


ITALIAN BIBLE CLASS.
Miss Margaret Ragland, deaconess
at St. Mark's Hall, New Orleans, La.,
has been preparing herself for service
particularly among the Italian wo-
men, and among other features of
work has a weekly Bible class in Ital-
ian. Miss Ragland has gained a speak-
ing knowledge of Italian during her
first year in the Italian quarters of
New Orleans.
*
WESLEY HOUSE OPENED AT
THURBER, TEXAS.
Misses Eugenia Smith and Martha
Noburn are rejoicing over establish-
ing their work in a commodious build-
ing at Thurber. There are rooms for
the kindergarten, reading room and
library, baths, club rooms and apart-
ments for the workers. They are as-
sisted by a kindergartner whose spirit
is missionary and whose interests are
common with our deaconess. The
building is known as "Marston Hall,"
in honor of the president of the com-
pany, and through whose generosity
the building is secured.
*
WESLEY HOUSE AT PORTSMOUTH,
VIRGINIA.
Miss Nanette Hudson, deaconess at
Portsmouth, is rejoicing at the pros-
pect of opening a Wesley House for
the housing of her work. The appor-
tunity offers, and with the courage of
the truly consecrated, enthusiastic
leader, she is ready to "enter in and
possess." While she is the'only ap-
pointee of the Board at Portsmouth,
there is an earnest Christian nurse
who has rooms in the Wesley House,
so she is not alone.
*
OUR SCHOOLS.
Ruth Hargrove Institute, Key West,
Fla., has enrolled 372 students this
year, and the popularity of the school
grows. The foundation for the princi-
pal's home is now laid, and it is hoped
that it may be ready for use by sum-
mer.
The buildings for class rooms and
dormitory use will soon be under
way.
More than 100 young teachers are
having normal training at Sue Ben-
nett School, Loudon, Ky., this year.
*
THE BOARD MEETING.
The annual session of the Woman's
Board of Home Missions will be held
in Nashville, Tenn., April 14-21. The
opening service will be held at West
End Methodist Church, Thursday ev-
ening, April 14, at 8 p. m. Names of
parties attending this session must be
sent to Mrs. John Moore, Polk Flats,
Nashville, Tenn.
*
SOME FACTS ABOUT JUVENILE
COURTS.
There have been three distinct atti-
tudes of the law toward the wayward
child. At first it only punished, then
it sought to reform, and now we are
in the period of education and preven-
tion. The first stage led only to pun-


I


ishment, and we did not need chil-
dren's penitentiaries, but the second
stage led to reformatories after they
had been convicted of crime. The
third stage led to the Juvenile Court,
which anticipates the reformatory and
makes it largely unnecessary.
The Juvenile Court is just a room
with a table and chairs where the
judge and the child, the probation of-
ficer and the parents come together
and in an informal way talk over the
trouble. No other children or idle
public are present. There must be a
detention home where the child is
kept while awaiting trial. Three
classes of children are brought before
the Juvenile Court-truant, delin-
quent and neglected. Before the case
is tried the probation officer makes
thorough investigation into the child's
home, school or work place. He may
be dismissed or put on probation or
committed to some children's institu-
tion. The probation officer is of the
utmost importance in the success of
these courts.
The first Juvenile Court was estab-
lished in Chicago in 1899. Several of
our deaconesses are probation officers.
*
THE PRESS REPORTER.
My Dear Sister:-At the Annual
Convention of the Woman's Home
Mission Society, held in Monticello,
Fla., October 22-27, 1909, the fol-
lowing resolution was adopted:
"That each Auxiliary elect a Local
Press Reporter, who will keep notices
in the daily papers, and encourage the
members to study our literature, and
report to the Conference Superinten-
dent once a quarter."
I earnestly recommend that this
resolution be carried into effect at
once.
It is of the utmost importance that
an interchange of ideas and a knowl-
edge of what each Auxiliary is doing
be passed to the other Auxiliaries,
and it is impossible for this to be
done if I am not advised as to what
each Auxiliary is accomplishing.
You will appreciate the value of
this information to the different Aux-
iliaries, and therefore I earnestly re-
quest that the above resolution be car-
ried out.
With best wishes for the success of
your A-oxiliary, I am most sincerely,
MRS. C. H. TEDDER.

FINE POST CARDS FREE.
A Big Package Sent to All Our Read-
ers Who Write at Once.
To any reader of this paper who
writes immediately and incloses 10
cents we will mail a set of ten most
beautiful post cards you ever saw.
Ten very finest Floral, Easter and
Motto cards, all different, in exquisite
colors, silk finish, beautifully gold em-
bossed, etc., for only 10 cents. Thirty
cards, all different, 25 cents. With
each order a beautiful Post Card Al-
bum and 40 choice cards free.- Ad-
dress: The Art Post Card Club, 703
Jackson Street, Topeka, Kan.


Woman's Home Mission Society
MRS. 0. D, WETHERBLL. Prs. Tampa, P~. MRS. V. P. ALBKANDR, Cor. Sec.. Temp., Ph.
MRS, C. H. TEDDBR, Editres, 307 Sevrmh Ave., Tampa, Pi.


Gentlemen-Please ship at once to my address below (......)
of the large Oak, Cane Seat, Rockers as illustrated above, with the
understanding if it is not exactly as represented I may return at your
expense and have my money back.
I enclose money order for ($............). (Do not send
personal check, as they cost 10c. to collect and cause delay in ship-
ping.)
(Write plainly) NAME .............................
SHIP TO .............................
POSTOFFICE .. ......................

To Florida Chair Factory

Jacksonville, Florida


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Another Chance

(Order must be received by March 20)

So many of our friends and customers were disappointed in not
being able to secure one of these big special rockers during our last
ten-day sale that we have decided to comply with the many requests
received too late last month for shipment and offer this same LARGE
OAK ROCKER for just $1.50, which is about half what you would
pay for this sort of rocker in a retail store. This offer is made
solely to introduce our chairs to people who have not bought our
goods before. If you do not need a chair, please show this to some
friend whom you think would be interested.

This offer will not be made again.

Send Your Order Today


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THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.


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
READ THE NAME.
L. I. STEPHENS,
22 Main St. Jacksonville, Fla.

BowidenBE
CHURCH a SCHOOL
Catalog Free. BELLS'
AMERICAN BELL FOUNDRY, NORTHVILLE, MICHIGAN.
Special discount'to readers of this publication.
^SS 1 L'c l --*S.4 likehungry
FISh Biteolv, an
r'use MAGIC ISH LURE. Bestfish bait
ever discovered. Write to-day and get a
hoxto help introduce it. Agents wanted.
J. F. Greeory, Dept. 4, St. Louis. Mo


SEEDS
Field-Vegetable-Flower
By mail order. Any sized order shipped same
day as received. Tested Seeds only-special-
zing in BURPEE'S-"The Seeds That Grow"
WALTON SEED CO.,' '"" Jacksonville, Fla.
P lltry Supplies, Remedies, Insecti.des, Write for Prices



BELLS.
M Allr lUfroh sad eoal BiMslla. W d tr
Ts Tb S.*BU.L CO. Janlsbwe. p

Artistic
Monuments
When a stone is
placed on the grave,
it is done as a lasting
token of respect and
affection for the de-
parted.
Our monuments
combine the most ar-
tistic designs, e x c e 1-
lent workmanship
and low prices. Out-
of-town orders given
special attention.
VALDOSTA MARBLE WORKS
Valdosta, Gwla.


ESTABLISHED 1858 DEL
CHURCH AND SCHOOL ELL
Write for SPECIAL DONATION PLAN Cat No. 67
THE C.4. BILL COMPANY, HILLaBORO, 0.



MARCUS CONANT

Funeral Director

and Embalmer
Private Ambulance Service Chapel


16 E. Foesyth St.
TAcCSONVELLE


Phone 2240
i, LA.


Telegraph orders given prompt attention


Wanted At Once-A Man
TO Make $100 Per Month Above Expenses
1000 MEN ARE NOW MAKING BIG MONEY with
100 our Medicines. Extracts, Spices, Soaps,
Perfumes, Toilet Articles, Stock and Poultry Preparations,
Polishes, etc. We are one of the largest importers and
manufacturers in the U. S. Our capital and surplus is
One Million Dollars. We make over60 products, all guar-
anteed. Our factories have over 8 acres of floor space.
WE NOW WA oe loan. in each unoccupied
WE OW WA locality to take full charge of
all deliveries to farmers and others from a wagon similar
to the above; in short, a man able to take full charge of
everything pertaining tour business in his district. Not
every man can fill this position nor can we afford to con-
tract with one who is too extravagant or too old or too
young. We want to hear from men who have been fairly
successful-honest. industrious men who will be satisfied
to make not less than
$100 Per Month Clear Profit
above expenses the first year, $1800 the second year, and
$2400 the third year.
If you are fairly well acquainted in your locality and
you think you can fill the position, lose no time in writing
us for full particulars as we are now rapidly filling all
vacant territory. We do not ant to henr from men under
21 or over 50 years of age, colored people, or women. To
get this position a man must be able to furnish 1 or 2
horses to conduct the business, also good business men as
references. If you cannotmeettheserequirements do not
write; if youan meet them, write us; you are the man we
are looking for. The position pays big is honorable and
I.T.AWLEIGH CO. 143 LibsrtySt. Freeport,lll.

C OLE 'S
CORN MILLS
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-'-7'r Harris Lithia Water has cured hun-
.. dreds of sufferers from dyspesia, rhea-
//,, matism, neuralgia, melancholia, jaundice, mi-
s somnia and other affections resulting from di
.\,\"'."" \ eased kidneys, bladder and liver.
Physicians prescribe It in preference to other drugs because
I they know it possesses medicinal virtues that are not poss.-
S. .'. I ble in tablets. It does not deteriorate when shipped, but re-
mains fresh and efficacious indefinitely.
j RI Write for descriptive booklet containing testimonials.
SSoldb ball mineral water dealers and druggists or shipped
Rl \ direct from sprin to any addreao-15 half-gallons, $.80; 6-gal-
lED~T \ le demijohn, 82.50. Insist upon having Harris Lithia,
L ~ Nature's Sovereign Remedy." t
Irlsri Springs, S., /;


DEFIES TIME &WEATHER 'BEST FOR THE SOUTH

Look for the trade-mark bearing the words oOm Ar It is your surest guaran-
tee of satisfaction and your protection against cracking, scaling and peeling,

"tSPHINX" PAINT IS MADE FOR SOUTHERN PINE.
Made in white, black and forty-five beautiful tints and colors. All ready '
mixed. If your dealer cannot supply you write for free color cards and prices.
Leland Moore Paint & Oil Company, Charleston, S. C.


Thoroughly Renovated


Overlooking the St. Johns River


RIVERVIEW HOTEL

American Plan -First Class Table

216-220 RIVERSIDE AVENUE

JACKSONVILLE, FLA.


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PLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.


Established 1900
L. I. ROBERTS
P* plumbing and Tinning
Slate, Tin and Tile Roofing
Repairing promptly attended to by competent workmen
Estimates furnished from plans and specifications
92 Office and Shops, 28 W. Adams St. Jacks<


)nville, Fla.


I- c. if t. J,


i 25c. Per Pound


Wilkison & Spiller

S327 W. Bay St. Jacksonville, Fla.



6racker Boy Blend i

The Rich Man's Coffee
At the Poor Man's Price

25c I


TRIUMPH MILLS, -


Tampa, Fla..


Phone 6'


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Southern College

Under Control of Florida Conference
Only Methodist College in Florida
Bathing and Fishing in the Gulf
The high sand hills and open for-
ests offer no opportunity for Malaria

Thorough Academic and College
Courses taught by Experts < <

We offer excellent advantages in Mu-
sic, Art, Elocution and Business
Rules strict, but enforced in a
spirit of kindness X .X X


Good Board.


Charges7Reasonable


Spring Term Opens February 1,
Spring Normal opens March 23,


1910
1910


Free Tuition to Teachers
Reduction in Board, Room Rent and Lights

STUDENTS MAY ENTER AT ANY TIME


We have room for


a few more.
For catalogue


If you desire a reservation,
or other information, address


apply at once.


Rev. J. P. HILBURN, D. D., President,


SUTHERLAND


Fenole IQ
The famous Sanitary Fluid and Insect Killer.
Instant death to all Insect Pests. Used by Poultry
Raisers, Schools, Hotels, Hospitals, Jails, and
Private Homes. A complete line of Poultry and
Animal remedies. Write for prices and booklet.
Fenole Chemical Company
208 Madison St., TAMPA. FLA.



SAWTELL SCHOOL OF MILLINERY
Oldest Millinery School in the South
Teaches all branches of Millinery successfully.
Thoroughly equipped. Competentinstructors. In-
dividual instruction. Endorsed by graduates and
leading Milliners in the South. For fully illustra-
ted catalogue and full imformati~n address,
MISS SAW TELL, 40% WHITEHALL ST., ATLANTA, GA.



We Sell Fruit and Vegetables on Commission
Our Excellent facilities and big outlet enables us to give the best selling
service to fruit and vegetable growers. Write for particulars.
GEORGIA PRODUCE CO., 23 W. Alabama St., Atlanta, Ga.


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1 : ^ THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.




PUMPING OUTFITS
and
Complete Installations
for

c Irrigation, Drainage,

I Fire and Cold

Protection

i wMunicipal and Domestic

SUPPLY
Are our Specialties

J. P. Campbell, M
222-224 E. Bay St. Jacksonville, Fla.
State Agent and DIhtributor
Goulds Underwriters Rotary Fire Pump Hagan Gas Engines e
Capacity; 1,000 gallons per minute Goulds Power Pumps
against a pressure of 100 lbs. Friend Spraying Machinery
Friend Spraying Machinery




A $400 STANDARD PIANO FOR $297
The CLUB PLAN of Buying Them In Lots of 100 Brings You the Saving

A great many things are more valuable for being done right now than
being put off indefinitely.
Isn't this true about buying your piano?
We don't know exactly the situation in your home, but we are compelled
to believe that the use of a piano for the next twelve months means more
benefit to every member of the family than a piano the next year, or maybe
,; : three pianos the year after. A year's time makes a whole lot of difference in
the forming of a character of a young person, and as music is such a great
factor In the general uplift and entertainment of a home circle, we are
S"compelled to believe that you are doing yourself an injustice to remain longer
without a Piano.
Q-. i Don't you agree with us?
The unusual offer set forth in our CLUB PLAN of securing a very desira-
ble $400 Piano at the low cost of $297.00 on easy monthly payments, places
the piano within your reach right now, and gives you the use of your money
for the next two or three years also. The tone is clear, mellow, and the work-
SGmanship is such as to maintain this high quality of tone throughout its entire
lifetime. The action is better in a great many respects than you will find in
Most any piano sold at $400.00 and $450.00 cash, having Billings Brass
Flanges throughout, making it almost damp-proof. The scale is smooth and
r.s 2 even, which will make it appeal to any discriminating musician. Even the
pedals are ball-bearing. It also has an attractive case, and its construction
cannot fail to impress you with its strength and durability.
'REMEMBER, with this fine Piano, we give a GUARANTEE for a LIFE-
TIME. Also a FREE LIFE INSURANCE Policy, which means that even in the
case of death, your family will have the piano. It will not be necessary to
pay any more on it. We have been selling pianos to the people of Georgia and
MAIL THIS TODAY. Florida for 40 years and made a record and reputation for selling instruments
Ludden & Bates S. M. H., Jacksonville, Fla.: of the better class at the lowest price consistent with good quality.
Desk "P" DON'T WAIT to be persuaded by some agent and buy a piano for more
........... ............................1910 or even less money. You would not get any such value as we here offer. Act
Gentlemen--I am willing to investigate your CLUB now while your own judgment tells you it is to your advantage to do so. Sign
PLAN of selling, which you state will greatly reduce the the inquiry blank in this ad., and mail it to us today.
cost to me.
In asking for this information it is understood that L UDDE N c BA TE S, M. H.,
I am not under obligations to purchase or rent a Piano
from you at any time. Yours truly, 23 East Bay St. JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
................................... 39 Years In M usic