JACKSONVILLE, FLA., SEPTEMBER 16, 1909.
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CHRIST AS LIFE GIVER.
If Christ be, indeed, as our thought has taken Him to be, the
God in whom we would rest coming down to take us into God by
taking us into Himself, it lies in the very nature of His mission
that only through that, and through our yielding to it, can rest in
God be won. If God be in Him, how can God be met by anyone who
passes Him by? If the fulness of the divine life be His, how can
any soul be baptized with the fulness of the divine life if it turn
aside from union-with Him? They raise the question sometimes, Is
it not possible to live a life of worthiness without surrender to
Christ? A vain and foolish question, indeed! Of course it is possi-
bile, in measure; and the worthiness of an unsurrendered life may
be tr ae enough, so far as it goes,-but that after all is nothing
to the point. If life's ideal be this-the life of the Father in us;
and if the life of the Father be offering itself to us in Christ, how
can any life be lifted to life's ideal except through union with Him ?
Outside of Him, this and that may be gained for the adorning and
the exalting of life, and by all we gain outside of Him life may be
exalted and adorned indeed; but i..it-i.le oi Him the best of all re-
mains unknown, since within Him the bl't :f all is locked. We may
do and be many things, and many worthy things, apart from Christ:
of the life of God, apart from Him we cannot partake. For in Him
the life of God has oome to us.
So once again, it is as Life-giver that the Christ must be under-
stood and received. He wants to take man's whole life into Himself.
in order that God in Him may take man and hold him fast. And the
exercise required of the human soul is this-to realise that only by
the constant derivation of its life from God can its life be what it
should.-H. W. Clark in "The Philosophy of Christian Experience."
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ToB PLOiDOA CEWSTIAN ADVOIOAT.
SE DI TO R IAL X
Rev. S. A. Steele has been contributing some vigorous
articles to the columns of the Baltimore and Richmond
Christian Advocate, favoring the organic union of the
two branches of Episcopal Methodism. He brings forth
his strong reasons, but it is much easier to argue a
question in the abstract than to provide a basis for its
Cook and Peary both claim to have discovered the
North Pole. Reports say that Cook told his friends he
would kill himself if Peary found the Pole first. The
newspapers say that Peary refuses to take part in the
parade if Cook is to have a place in it. Thus these
men who risked life for their discoveries cannot rise
above petty prejudices, but like children, they must fall
to quarreling about honors and popular applause.
"If there is a preacher anywhere who has more money
than he knows what to do with, and who, like Mr. Car-
negie, has decided not to die rich, we would advise him
to try religious journalism. That road to poverty is
both short and sure. There was but one Methodist pa-
per in the United States last year whose income was
larger than its expenses. In the fact of these things
some one wants to start another one."
The above from the Midland Methodist shows us the
circumstances in which most religious papers find them-
selves. With the present price of materials for produc-
ing a paper and with the difficulty of collecting from
subscribers what they are due, the publishers of church
papers find themselves often in desperate' straits for
It is amazing that some people will be so carried
away with the religious vagaries of some other people.
Some time ago, disciples of the "Unknown Tongue"
prophesied that Tampa, Fla., was to be destroyed on
September the first. Several sold out what they had
at Tampa, and moved to Durant, where they purchased
land at high prices, that being, according to the proph-
ecies, outside of the zone of destruction. And now
the prophets have revised their calculations and placed
the date of Tampa's destruction for the 18th inst. It
is pitiful that people will be beguiled in the name of
religion, to do the foolish things that are every day
occurring in all parts of the world. But neither warn-
ings nor facts seem to do them any good.-Wesleyan.
And some of our Miethodist people go off after such
nonsense. We have heard that some of these "Unknown
Tongue" people have gotten beyond that revelation (?)
now. We do not know what it is, but it is a revised
edition we suppose of this religious Comedy of Errors.
Some Liquor Bureau has been sowing down Florida
with tracts, trying to prove that there are more deaths
caused from alcoholism in dry territory than in wet,
and that the whole number of deaths from alcoholism
is an infinitesimal fraction as compared with deaths
from other causes. Proceeding, these missionaries show
us benighted prohibitionists the immorality of our at-
temps to dry the country. In other words, this Bureau
proceeds upon high moral grounds. In our study of the
data contained in these tracts, let us consider the
source from when they emanate. When did the saloon
element before pose as teachers of morals and political
reghteousness? Are not the laboratories in such col-
leges brothels, gambling hells, and dens of anarchy?
Are not their graduates the abandoned and the most
wretched of our race? Over the cross of crucified hu-
manity the saloons have written their record in letters
of blood, "What they have written they have written."
Taking a Collection.
N some way unaccountable to us, people have made
the taking of offerings in the church the butt of
jocular remarks and an unseemly spirit of levity.
Preachers themselves have taken this occasion to joke
and tell funny things. All this appears to us as being
altogether out of place. If we examine the history of
gifts for religious purposes, we will find them coupled
with the holiest religious sentiments of which the human
heart is capable. Take the first sacrifice that received
the divine sanction, that of Abel, "And Abel, he also
brought of the firstlings of his flock, and of the fat
thereof, and the Lord had respect unto Abel and his
offering." Knowing the love of the early shepherd for
his sheep, it is not required that we make a heavy
draft on our imagination to believe that this was a very
tender service that engaged Abel, when he took the
choicest lamb and gave it back to the Giver. Following
down the history of this practice of gifts, and sacrifices
on the part of God's people, we find wrapped up in it
the sublimest illustrations of faith. Hannah, who gave
her only child to God, just about the time when the prat-
tle of his baby talk had made the tent in the desert a
heaven, and the music of his childish laughter, sweeter
than an angelic chorus. Abraham, when he took Isaac,
the child of promise out to Mt. Moriah, and there, so
far as his own heart was concerned, gave-him to God.
What a scene! What an illustration of the sacredness
of a contribution to God Almighty! The climax of giv-
ing is reached when God so loved us that he gave his
only begotten Son to die for our salvation.
With these scenes before us, it is as becoming to tell
funny anecdotes over the gifts from God's people as
over the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, for both illus-
trate, and certainly should'typify, the Greatest Gift, our
blessed Christ. Again, with a proper appreciation of the
sacredness of the privilege of giving, our gifts will illus-
trate our love for the Giver. There will be no toying
with the coins in the purse to find the smallest one, but
the largest, and even the gold itself, will be thought
none-too good for Him who because of his wonderful
love freely gave His Well Beloved.
Before giving the people an opportunity to contribute
to the cause of Christ, would it not be well to call the
congregation to prayer, and there led by the minister,
ask God,-to reveal unto the hearts of the people the
blessedness of the exercise in which they are now about
to participate? To our way of thinking, money re-
ceived this way would yield a blessing to the people of
wonderful richness and sweetness. In this way the
spirit of liberality would be cultivated, for then people
would feel themselves partners, yea, kinsmen of God in
his wonderful grace, which is but another way of say-
ing that God and the worshipper would be actuated by
the same desire to bless and help the world.
Rev. Thomas Joseph Phillips.
ON the evening of September 7th, at the residence
of his son, Mr. H. S. Phillips, Rev. Thomas
Joseph Phillips entered into the rest that remaineth
for the people of God. Brother Phillips had been sick
for several weeks and his death was not unexpected.
Two of our brethren in the active work have passed
away this year, but we have the consolation of know-
ing-that "our people die well."
Brother Phillips's last appointment was the Bushnell
Circuit. He stayed on his work as long as he was able,
and it may be that he overtaxed his physical strength,
thus hastening the end. -
Brother Phillips was one of the best known men in
the State. He was one of the truest men we have ever
had in our Conference, and all his brethren feel a per-
sonal bereavement in his taking away. For thirty-six
years he went in and out before us, and f.iitl fully served.
every charge to which he was appointed. Many will rise
up on the last day to call him blessed because of the
holy influence he exerted upon their lives. His richest
legacy is an unblemished life, and a holy influence.
He was born at Marlborough, S. C., December 15th,
1842. His parents moved to Madison County Florida
when he was about five years of age. A short time af-
ter the removal of the family to Florida, the father died.
At nineteen Brother Phillips joined the Confederate
army, serving as a private in the company of Captain
Holloman, Fifth Florida Regiment, and was with his
company on the Virginia Campaign.
After the war he attended school, and by close appli-
cation acquired sufficient education to enable him to
teach. He followed teaching about three years. He, af-
terwards studied law and was admitted to.the bar in
1869, at Madison, Florida. Feeling the call to preach,
he entered the Florida Conference in 1873, and served
his church with distinction until the time of his death.:
The following members of his family survive him:
His wife, and children, Herbert S. Phillips, Tampa, Fla.;
Mrs. S. J. White, Live Oak, Fla.; Mrs. J. P. McCall,
New York City; Mrs. F. S. Pate, Barnwell, S. C.; J. H.
Phillips, Jacksonville, Fla.; Rev. C. R. Phillips, Stone-
wall, Okla., and Ben Phillips, New York City.
Brother Phillips was laid to rest in the cemetery at
Live Oak, Fla. Rev. T. J. Nixon, his presiding elder
and life-long friend, assisted by Rev. R. V. Atkisson,
pastor of the Methodist Church, officiated at the funer-
The Advocate extends tenderest sympathies to the
bereaved families, our hope is that we all may emulate
his many virtues and like our ascended brother, be ready
for an abundant entrance into the heavenly mansions.
S INCE we last wrote of our travels, we have visited
two pastoral charges, Mayo Station and the Leon
Circuit. In response to an invitation from Rev. H. J.
Haeflinger, our pastor at Mayo, we spent Sunday, Sep-
tember the 5th with him. We found him and the baby
well, but Sister Haeflinger had been indisposed for
about three weeks, part of the time in 'bed and part of
the time sitting up, but unable to attend to her duties.
She was improving however, and we all hope that she
is now entirely well.
Mayo is the county site of Lafayette County, one
of the newest counties in the State in the matter
of its industrial development. With the coming of the
railroads, there was a sudden rise in the price of real
estate, new people came in and new business enterprises
were established, but the patic came on and there has
been a succession of bad crop years which have seriously
retarded its growth. Nevertheless, the business men
are plucky, the land is fertile, and the prospects are
bright for a return of better days on a more substan-
Our church, the largest in town, has done well, anid is
doing well, all things considered. The pastor is an able
preacher, and looks well after the details of his work.
While money matters have been close with him, he is
hopeful, and well he may be, for he is rich-in the es-
teem of those noble people. He remarked to us of a fine,
true, Christian man, "That man loves me like a broth-
er." Our answer was "you are rich indeed."
We were permitted to preach both morning and even-
ing to the people. The heat and the rain interfered
somewhat with the congregation, but those who came
were attentive and respectful, some said that the ser-
mons were helpful, and that helped us. The Sun-
day school is small, but very interesting, and we are
told that it is increasing in efficiency. This is as it
should be. We are' sorry to say that they have no
The ichirch pioperty i- in gorod repair. The parson-
THE PLORIDA offulTIAN ADVOOATB.
age is one of the best residences in town, well furnished
with all modern conveniences and almost paid for. The
Chlrchl 1..,ildii]g meetsthe needs of the place.
We were delightfully entertained by Brother and
:tSiter Ramsey. They have a nice comfortable home,
and with their warm hearts, they made our stay with
them ; delight.
SThe Advocate was not forgotten. While we did not
e secure many new subscribers nor renewals, the people
assured us~ tlat they will support the paper. The pastor
say s that uhen the times brighten financially, he will be
able td do more for it.
THE LEON CIRCUIT.
Our-next visit was to the historic old Leon Circuit;
in one of the finest sections of our fair state. This is
a magnificent farming section where the yield is large
for the investment of energy. The fine people, however,
are their choicest asset. While the most of the white
people have moved away from the farms to the towns
and cities, a goodly number remain. They are the
Sscions of that grand old stock which made this country
famous at honte and abroad.
This has been a fine year for corn, but disastrous for
cotton. The rains came in such volume and so inces-
santly as to cause the weed to shed the most of its
Fruit, and now the caterpillars have set themselves to
destroy the possibility of a top crop. The presence of
4' the caterpillars was a great surprise to us for we
thought they were practically extinct, not having seen
any of any consequence since we were a small boy.
Notwithstanding all this the people are hopeful for the
.price of short staple cotton-is the best for years.
We preached both morning and evening at Chaires.
In the morning the congregation was good, in the even-
ing it was rather small owing to the darkness of the
night, the inclemency of the weather and the distance
the people have to come to church. We' were pleased
to have in the congregation, -Mr. Justice C. B. Parkhill
of thie Supreme Court. Bro. Parkhill was on a visit to
his old friends, and like a good Methodist, he came out
to church. We are glad to note that he has about re-
gained his. health which he almost lost last year from
overwork and nervous overstrain. The Advocate was
well remembered, our list on this Circuit is a long one.
We had the pleasure of attending the business meet-.
ing of the League on Saturday evening, and of officiat-
ing at the installation of the new officers on Sunday
Evening. They are a fine body. of cultured young peo-
ple who are a right arm of service to the pastor and
the church. They have promised quarterly reports to
the Advocate League Department. They also have a
fine Junior League.
On Sunday afternoon we went six miles into the
country and preached at Wadesboro. This caused us to
miss the Sunday school, but we heard good reports from
it. We enjoyed preaching to the congregation gathered
and hope that good may come of the effort. This is a
new place on the Florida Central Railroad that Brother
Williams has taken in charge.
Brother Thomas Williams our pastor, and his good
wife, entertained us royally at the parsonage. They
have a nice parsonage on a large lot. They have three
sweet and interesting children whom they are earnestly
endeavoring to.bring up in the nurture and admonition of
.the Lord. This pastor and family are in high favor
with the people. They are in love with their people,,
as well they may be. Brother Williams asked us to
S warn the giraffes to stay away from the Leon Circuit,
That they approached it at their peril. N. H. W.
Our Heavenly Home.
IRISTIANS do not talk enough about heaven.
v If a family contemplates moving, each member
even to the youngest child, finds the move the topic,
bf conversation. Christians profess to believe that they
.-'- i, i..tr e:l,1i'1g- to' L .ea..uiy 'Canaar. if ihey are in
,.rne:.t i; their profe.ision.i, why lo not they speak
inl.,e it. rn :.nti. to another of this Ill i ed hope
Tih,- tii, is sl-ort for tho-er who abide the lor_'ig "t'on
ear.th. \iein v,- s~i to our cemeteries and note the fact.
that few lirv to olI1 age. iwe realize the brevity of human
-life. This being true, why not lift up our eyes to the
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heavenly hills, and think more of the sweet home be-
yond than we do? .
God in his wisdom has not chosen to reveal much
of the details of that blessed life.- He told John out
on the rock-ribbed isle almost all we know. John tells
us that it will be absence of pain, sickness, sorrow and
death. He has told us, too, that every delight imagina-
ble and even inconceivable will he our happy portion.
How sweet this will be! How well worthy of our most
earnest endeavors to attain!
Our hearts often turn to the hope of seeing those we
have loved long since and lost awhile. Sometimes in the
anguish of our spirits, we feel an indescribable longing
for those voices whose notes were the sweetest music
in the long ago. Those tender touches that smoothed
the thorns from our pathway, and left behind them the
roses; those words of counsel that could solve life's
knottiest problem and the kisses that could heal the
deepest wound. Oh, how the breaking heart yearns for
their presence once again! Where are they? Our fond-
est hope answers, "In the regions of the Blessed."
We stand on the shore and watch the ships go out
to sea, some are merchantmen, some are men of war,
some are small fishing smacks; they all vanish one by
one in the illimitable blue. They are the same ships
though absent from our sight. Even so is the loss to us
of our Christ-like loved ones. They are in our Father's
keeping. They have made the desired haven. Some
day the Christian hopes to weld these tender ties again
with a bond that can never be broken. Let us comfort
one another with these thoughts.
The Advantages of
the Small College.
A GENTLEMAN was once riding with Alexander
Stephens through Georgia, and looking out the car
window at the almost barren red hills asked Mr. Ste-
phens "What do you raise here ?" Mr. Stephens replied,
"We raise men!" If that were pre-eminently the desire
of all colleges it is not at all improbable that pride of en-
rollment would give place to qualifications for the thor-
ough development of the pupil.
There are 14 universities that are denominated "First
Class" in the United States. They each one have their
boasts. One is proud of its antiquity; another boasts
an enrollment of over 5,000 pupils; another boasts of
being now preparing to take care of 10,000, and another
boasts of its 55,000 acres of land. These are all adver-
tisements; all strong drawing cards. But magnificent
buildings, great libraries, learned professors, thousands
of students do not make men. Men are not made out of
50,000 acre campuses. The first man is said to have
been made out of dirt but there has not been any made
since that we know of in that way.
"When one sees the number and variety of institu-
tions which exist for the purpose of education, and the
vast -throng of scholars and masters, one might fancy.
the human race to be very much concerned about truth
and wisdom. But here, too, appearances are deceptive.
The masters teach in order to gain money, and strive
not after wisdom, but the outward show and reputation
of it; and the scholars learn, not for the sake of knowl-
edge and insight, but to be able to chatter and give
themselves airs. Every thirty years a new race comqs
into the world-a youngster that knows nothing about
anything, and after summarily devouring in haste the
results-of human knowledge as they have accumulated
for thousands of years, aspires to be thought more
clever than the whole of the past. For this purpose he
goes to the University, and takes to reading books-
and reads everything, not that he may have insight, but
information! They pique themselves upon knowing
about everything-stones, plants, battles, experiments,
and all of the books in existence. Manhood is not the
aim: but knowledge!
Tihe iitin i-. D:,- o th.- small college have advan-
"t., :,-~vli' ti-e ial,,-!" inr .-.- eloping MEN? That the
I,re i:.:i: i- pel ie.t-.:i l:r the cramming process none
.in .Iubt: iil :ir., tlit.y pipa.red to lay the foundation
in th ie tJev'ei:,pl i. t :.f the I.'ipil -, I; t+o mnril- him bhe
very best that it w.i po' ibilet fotr him to' bel It is not
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alien thought that we need go much as power to think
ourselves. A wig is a good thing if one has no hair of
his own-and cannot grow it. While not wishing to
depreciate our great universities, yet it can be truly
said there is a place for the small college; and more, it
has its advantages. Here are some of the advantages:
1-There is not, as a rule, so many things to distract
the attention of the pupil. No one ever became a scholar
who did not cultivate the power of concentration. One
difference between the philosophic and the unphilosophic
mind is one has great power of concentration, the other
but little. The mind of one sweeps up and down at its
subject like a sparrow after a hawk; the mind of the
other grips and holds like a steel vise. One becomes a
fountain giving to the world; the other a reservoir of
accumulated antiquities. One is a man; the other an
ape. Whatever there may be in the surroundings of a
school that stimulates the love of sight-seeing, and enter-
tainment, will have more or less of a tendency to dissi-
pate the mind of the pupil. The small college has the
advantage usually of a splendid environment.
2-The small college is more favorable to the culti-
vation of the simple life. We are a nation of extrava-
gants. Epicurean habits are not favorable to either men-
tal acquisition or moral stamina. Many a poor man has
sent his boy to school through dint of self-sacrifice, and
had him returned with habits of waste and extravagance
formed that culminated in hisoruin. It is better to train
pupils to live on a level with probabilities, and this is
most easily done in a simple environment. There are
about as many people ruined as are made by money, and
the tempting enticements that surround some schools.
3-In the small college there is the realization that
matriculation does not imply qualification. It is suffi-
cient for some to have been a student at Harvard or
Yale. They feel better to have been enrolled at one of
these universities than to have completed a course in a
good but less reputable college. There is quite a per-
cent of pupils in our leading universities that take
"special courses" because they cannot pass examina-
tion for regular matriculation-but they get the honor
of having been! In the small college it is merit not
name; facts not sound. The boy is taught to make his
own reputation and not lean on that of a historic or oth-
erwise popular institution.
4-The spirit of conservatism in the field of athletics.
The small college usually has its gymnasium and other
means of exercise and development, but the spirit of
study is made pre-eminent. The records of our large
institutions are appalling; broken bones, dislocated
joints, and not infrequently death. The very air is sur-
charged with the spirit of athletic rivalry, and in too
many cases it becomes paramount. In the small col-
lege there is usually enough to give life and zest;
enough to break monotony; enough to give proper de-
velopment to the body without the serious results in
higher institutions of the loss of time, opportunity, in-
terest in books, health, and life.
5-The small college has the advantage of being able
to give personal consideration to each pupil. 'Much
could be said here. It is impossible for schools having
thousands of pupils to know much of the individual
pupil. It is claimed by educators that the power of a
great sympathetic personality is worth more to a pupil
than all that he can learn. In the small college the
teacher knows the pupil. If he is lazy he can stir him
up. If he is untidy.he can correct him. If he is coarse
he can admonish him. If he is conceited he can subject
him to such ordeals as will reveal his weakness and
break his conceit. If he is choosing the path of life
he can be his waim friend and personal counselor. If
he becomes discouraged in the endeavor to get an ed-
ucation his teacher is there to show him the hill-tops
of glory just ahead. And last, but not least, if it is a
Christian College; the teacher can lead the lost pupil to
the Christ of God-and save a soul from death. In
every paper almost we see the advertisement, "Only so
many taken," "personal supervision given to each pu-
pil." Certainly. It is the only way.
Long live the small Christian College to prepare our
children for earth and heaven; to make them perfect in
Christ Jesus-body, soul, and spirit.
Rev. U. S. Tabor,
THE PLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.
FOR THE GOOD NTRIBUTIONS
OF US ALL [ NIU IN
Cheer Each Other
on the Way.
INTRINSIC VALUE OF DEGREES.
By I. C. Jenkins, A. M.
Of course the first thing to look for in
choosing a college professor is competence.
It is necessary not only that he know,
but that he know how to teach. Many
a man knows many things who has no con-
ception of how to teach. One may be
graduated from many universities and
have whole alphabets after his name and
still not know how to teach. More than
that, lie may even know thoroughly the
things the degrees stand for, and in spite
of it all be a failure in the classroom.
Logically, the first characteristic to
look for in a teacher is that lie know his
subject. Next, he should understand how
to impart information. He should then
possess personality to impress what he
teaches. Most of all, he should be a
man of gigantic proportions-real, genuine
virtues which may be emulated. A
teacher, if not an example, is nothing.
Knowledge is essential, but lamentably in-
sufficient, if knowledge is all.. A phono-
graph would never succeed as a college
professor.. A man who professed to
speak twenty-seven different languages
made a failure because he could not im-
part the art of speaking one. Another
who held degrees from the universities of
the nations failed because he could
not maintain the respect of a few college
Pre-eminently a college professor should
be a success-a success as a man as well
as a teacher. No one should be engaged to
furnish an education who is not a fin-
ished product himself. He should be con-
servative, practical, commonsense well,
versed in the ordinary things of life. Col-
lege-bred men have been cursed and the
reputation of education itself blighted be-
cause so many college men have outig-
noranced the ignorant in the common
affairs of life. A coTlection of bookish
pedagogues, who cannot saddle a horse
or mount when one is saddled, may stir
up many musty truths, but their children
will be fantastic and helpless babies, while
the whole number of them are most sue-
cessful in furnishing jokes for the com-
monsense crowd who do the real work of
the world. No teacher should lay himself
liable by reason of crudeness in things
commonplace, to be the laughing-stock of
-humanity. A man must be a man if he
would inspire and develop manhood.
University degrees, low or high, are in
no wise a guarantee that the man -is
equipped to teach. In fact, a man with
high degrees of scholarship who can only
attain to small position and lean salary
is probably a failure. A great man with
great equipment need not be content to
fill a small nest. Equipped men are in
demand in high places. A man with great
equipment who cannot rise out of a small
hole is probably a pigmy in the armor of
a giant. and is only a misfit everywhere.
Nor does lack of a university degree
brand a man as a failure. Presidents
Haygood and Candler, formerly of Emory,
by push and personality and practicality,
literally salted Georgia down with man-
hood and sent many sacks of such salt to
other States, and neither man had a uni-
versity degree. What they might have
done with degrees no man can say. It re-
mains that thousands of university doc-
tors who condemn all degreeless educators,
have done marvellously less.
Do we depreciate university men? By
no means. High education is good. High-
er education is better. Highest education
is best. College teachers should have the
highest. But it is a sad mistake to rule
out a man because he has no university
degree. A man of great parts with small
learning is far better than a fool with
much knowledge of books. Our weaker
schools do far better to employ men, real
men, successful men, of smaller equip-
ment, than to use a poor quality of grain
simply because it has gone through the
university mill. It is unreasonable to
suppose that a man who has spent half his
life and all his fortune in acquiring an
education can afford to work for a mere
pittance or must needs accept such a
place. A man who spent only a thousand
to equip may work for a thousand dollars
a year, but he who spent five thousand
and ten years at great universities is a
failure if he can command only eight
A man who is a failure is hardly fit to be
the trainer, the leader, the example, the
inspiration of those who are to be our
successful men and women. A real man,
educated of course, who never saw a uni-
versity, is far better than the refuse of
university men. Thought along this line
will perhaps reveal why so many college
bred men are impractical failures.
"A TRANSFER'S REASON FOR PATRON-
IZING SOUTHERN COLLEGE."
W. K. Piner.
The above is the exact form in which
our president of our college gave me the
topic, requesting that I write a "Plain,
practical and pointed" article for this issue
of our paper. The task would be an easier
one if he had not written that word "Rea-
son" in the singular number. For there
are many reasons for a transfer's doing
so. And yet, perhaps all these reasons
may head up in one all-including reason,
viz.: That, with us, according to Methodist
custom and usage and spirit, the man who
is a "transfer" is, de facto, a Methodist
preacher. He cannot, in fact, become a
transfer, with us, unless he is, technically
and literally, in reality, a Methodist
preacher. And, to be a Methodist preach-
er in full connection with an annual con-
ference means that a man has taken upon
himself, and has had conferred upon him
by his brethren, all the.. duties, all the-
obligations, all the bonds, all the privi-
leges of a Methodist preacher. So that,
if there is any reason why any man should
support our college, that reason appears
in the relation of the transfer. Being a
member of an annual conference involves,
unavoidably, all the general obligations of
that membership. A transfer cannot es_
cape any general obligation which, ex
officio, rests upon any other member of his
conference. Within these general obliga-
tions the conference may, at its discretion,
lay upon certain members, certain, partic-
ular obligations, to be sure. But all that
inheres in the simple fact of membership
in a conference, is binding on one member
just as on all others. Now, then, What
"reason" has any man, who is a preacher,
and a member of the Florida Annual Con-
ference, for "patronizing Southern-Col-
lege?" I declare to you that so many
reasons arise at once for his doing so, that
it is confusing to attempt to single out
just one. What reason? Why, that he may
thereby do the very best for his child. Of
course. That he may keep his obligation,
as a Methodist preacher. That he may
serve his generation in so doing better
than, perhaps, in any other way. That he
may set a good example, to the last limit
of his influence, for all others who are
casting about for a good school for their
children. That he may prove his faith by
his works. That he may feel all the freer
to appeal to all people to patronize our
school. But perhaps our president of our
school wanted to put the emphasis upon
the word "transfer." That is, to call
attention to the patent fact that the new
men amongst us are expected to "line up"
and to stay lined up. But, Mr. President,
whenever I have looked around to find a
"reason" for a transfer's patronizing our
college, I declare to you, I am compelled to
stop and say, "Well, that's true. But, the
same is true of that other preacher there,
who got into our conference by some other
door." And, I am unable to see anything
unique or peculiar in the transfer's reason
for sending to Southern College. I'll tell
you why-in one word, from one stand-
point-I, myself, sent my boy there-I
thought it was the best place on earth for
him. I could be near him, I was living
here and a member of this conference,
and I knew no better school, of its kind.
Perhaps some other transfer might not
think as I did, and do, of our school, and
in that case, my reason, just given, would
not be a reason. But, other things, prices,
work done, health conditions and all, being
even approximately even, I cannot see how
any Methodist preacher, who is a member'
of our conference, can patronize any other
institution. Of course, there-may be. par-
ticular cases, involving -exceptiqns, but
they must be extremely rare. To become
a member of the Florida Conference, by
transfer or any other manner, means, to
me, an obligation that cannot be got rid of
to line up with all the interests and causes
and institutions of this conference. And
I am not willing to allow any general ob-
ligation, in this relationship, to be binding
on myself, which is not also binding upon
every other member of our conference.
And, it is a blessed privilege to a trans-
fer (just as it is to anybody, preacher or
whatnot. to send his child to Southern
College. He will find there just as good
teachers, at least in the collegiate depart-
ments, and doubtless also in the academic,
as anywhere else in the country. And,
when the very air is thick and astir with
al sorts of sophistries and teachings about
the fundamentals of our holy religion, and
when I am convinced that at Southern my
child will be safe from moral and doctrinal
and spiritual .miasma, why-but all this-is
too true to need statement. A transfer's
reason f-,r r'. ,r:'i,:;n:- S.,.iti-, rn C('l .'r *
W hy, I I:ri,; my I,,,. r,,:,l,J h -ve ,o:,d.
faithful teah,:li i and tlat tler e hr w:iul,1.
UNCLE TOMMIE VS. VMTSSTONS.
With good education, a store of knowl-
edge, a versatile tongue, and a :.,rillrant in-
tellect, but withal a n,'J ri ninretri.--l
cranium-producing on ti,. oln.. hand a
whimsical, unbalanced thought, and on 11.l
other hand an excessive swell of egotism-
Uncle Tommie possesses. an abnormal
craving for notoriety. Birth and circum-
stances placed him in the conservative
ranks of democracy; but with the pesi-
mistic vision of a false prophet he beheld
the speedy decay of democracy and the
triumph of populism, with Tommie not
only in the saddle, but sitting in the
White House swaying the destinies of
this great nation.
Failing to attain his goal of fame, he
makes a last but puerile effort to revive
his notoriety by stirring the prejudices of
the ignorant and the opposition of the
powers' of darkness against the advance
of Christ's kingdom. He may also have
an eye to the increased number of maga-
zines sold and a consequent increase in
the pile of his cash. His poor philanthro-
pic heart is bleeding with much sympa-
thy for "the poor" that he weeps over
the measly pittance of twenty-two mil-
lion dollars spent annually by the whole
of protestant Christianity for the uplift
of the entire heathen world. His plan
seems to be to write long articles against
foreign missions;- evading the great host
of facts favorable to the same; arraying
every fact of administration that seems
in exceptional cases, to have been a fail-
ure; twisting reports and sentences of
authors from their proper connections,
thereby presenting false deductions, and
so blending falsehood and error with a
mite of truth that the reader, ignorant
of the work of missions, is easily deceiv-
ed. A great man (?) weeping tears of cov-
etousness over the pittance of twenty-
two million dollars for the salvation of
If his heart bleeds so freely for "the
poor," from whom he claims these funds
are being taken, why not lift his pen
against the extravagance of this great na-
tion that calls it a small thing to thump
in more than two hundred million fpr
chewing. gum and mild drinks? Why not
write a long pleading article that this
money be consecrated to the poor? Why
not lay aside his cigar and use his great
influence in breaking the filthy, galling,
needless and unheathy tobacco habit,
which is costing the consumers more than
three million dollars annually? Why not
cast his pitying eye upon-the one billion
two hundred million dollars spent yearly
for strong drink, thus grinding out great-
er poverty for "the poor," of whose sad
condition he thinks only in connection
with the expenditure for missions?
Does Uncle Tommie know that the
church is extending a helpful hand to
both the Anglo-Saxon in our own moun-
tains and to foreigners who crowds our
shores-to the poor in both the city flat
and country hovel, and that the church has
strong arms especially instituted for this
-:.rk D :.. .: he k r. tnh t thome. .:huir.:.,s
-e!,i:ih are inc g ii..:.. in for-ign lands ar?
thie rT.-alte- t f:.i.:,.-s .n the elevation of our
own fairs land? Does he not know that
-.. -7 ..
THE FLOtIDA OHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.
Lhile the United States spends less than
ten millions for foreign missions we put
more than one hundred and fifty millions
into churlir work at home'? Surely Un-
cle Tewmnji ought to see that he is strik-
ipg at th,. ,rong force when he strikes at
a nihi-irnary. church. It is the force that
"slnt tel iet abroad" and yet "increaseth"
at honm -Uncle Tommie's talents would
ie I. .-tl'-r employed in stirring up the
tlloi.:and- l. ho are doing nothing at home,
luu.:h ,-l, abroad. F. L. CROWSON.
AMONG THE TALLAHASSEE METHO-
DISTS, LAST SUNDAY.
STo begin with, Trinity Sunday school
,:.1 ,r, a.n increased attendance,.due to the
I letuii .-i a.me who had been away for
the -i inum-i. These did, as all should, re-
.rt~- l. .i r,.l filled their old places in classes
as teachers. ;
It iwas the day for awarding the gold
iin fo:r unbroken attendance, and fifteen
rt;:-le. them. These pins are something
Sto be proud of, because they tell of a rec-
ord for punctuality and of faithfulness.
It was also Missionary Day in the
'school. The superintendent, Mr. Geo. W.
: .Saxon, has wrought well, ably assisted"by
a fine corps of officers and teachers. Trin-
Sity Sunday school is not abnormal, or one-
sided, but meets its obligations to the
children at home in their innocent pleas-
ures. Bears its' part of the financial bur-
dens, incident to the erection of the ad-
dition to the church, having very nearly
paid its pledge of one thousand dollars for
this purpose. One Sunday in each month
is devoted to missions. The fifth Sundays
a are specially emphasized in the interest
of the Methodist Orphange at Enterprise.
The school makes an annual offering to
the American Bible Society, and contrib-
utes about $70 per year to the Methodist
College, named "Southern," located at
S Sutherland, Fla. They are broader in
their work,and contributions than some
At the morning service at Trinity, Rev.
J. E. Woodward, the assistant pastor,
preached a thoughtful and helpful sermon
on "Angelic Ministry," after which the
pastor administered the communion to at
least one hundred and fifty.
The music was excellent. Trinity choir
improves with each service, and it was
above the average to begin with.
SAt Boulevard church in the afternoon,
the Pastor, Rev. Ira. S. Patterson,
preached to a fair-sized congregation, con-
sidering the rain and unsettled state of
the weather. Subject of sermon, "The
Mistakes -of a Pharisee," taken from din-
'ier given Christ by Simon, at which a
woman, who was a sinner, invaded.
S-Boulevard Church building, since the car-
penters and painters have finished their
S work is as neat and bright as a new pin.
Thle opera chairs to seat it are now in
the depot and will be placed soon.
The-Intermediate and Junior Leagues
:elected officers for the ensuing term at
their four o'clock service. They will
1. iul..ll.=; firni-L .,n ,i,:,:'int of "am..
utl. o, t i,: i-i-nal ..r.lt r T i,. .:.ni .: ,?l ,:.
for lbi- i!.. n lnt.-.'nrl.i a -e ,i .lJini.or
t.,?.a hl i ', ,: l i. t,- '.'. J li o tl.h V l.i-, i
,.!l-e i. y t ,, [,aj tlr in
hbut im1pre 1-.h, 'tlk. 'li.,l .l I t y prayer
for their g-iia iJ.n .. -trieugtI:rhing anid help
S in the work as-'ii:.d thrnm.
:- 5Yithout givrig the namesl- here (they
"' _- hap'e -be .or will e JublUishede :utfce it
to say, that a finer body of young people
never stood before the altar of this church
to assume leadership in the League work.
With these leaders, and the members back
of them, great results should be realized
during the coming year.
The remainder of the service, led by
Rev. J. E. Woodward and supported by the
choir, was a gospel sermon in song. The
various songs, constituting the points in
The choir preached?, a most excellent
sermon, one of the best it has been my
good fortune to hear. The whole service.
occupied one hour.
Query: Why will any one spend the day
reading, walking, riding, or at home when
they have easy access to such services. If
they wish it, "without money and with-
-out price"? I doubt not the services were
equally pleasant and helpful in the other
churches in Tallahassee. "Why will you
-t..v ...jy ATTEND NEXT SUNDAY.
AN INTERESTING LETTER FROM
Dear Bro. Williams:-Your kind notice
in the Advocate of my return, and ser-
-mon preached at First Church, my charge
in Jacksonville, as well as the very earn-
est and helpful sermon on "Our Laymen's
Movement," delivered b.y yourself, to my
congregation on the evening of August
22nd impels me to acknowledge my in-
debtedness; and to contribute some de-
tails, of travels, and else while on -my
recent vacation, so kindly allowed me by
my Official Board. On account of illness
and general debility, caused by too much
malaria and contact with -Florida sun-
shine on the streets of a hustling city of
seventy thousand, under pressure of my
pastorate; no vacation in years, and ac-
cumulation .of some things in the system,
will sometimes necessitate a trial of med-
icinal waters, and a higher atmosphere.
Then the generous and devoted people,
whom I serve are ever considerate of
the health and cofffort of their pastor, as
my predecessors will testify. I take
pleasure therefore in thus acknowledging
most gratefully their kindness to me, as
also the kindness of my Presiding Elder,
Bro. J. A. Hendry, for arranging for the
services of brethren to fill my pulpit in
my asbence. These faithful and brotherly
fellow pastors also deserve my thanks and
grateful consideration for so valuable ser-
vices rendered me and my charge. I here
say to each of them: Brethren, when in
need of like favors, call on your humble
servant. The expressions heard by me, of
sermons and services rendered are that
the flock as well as the pastor, derived
large benefit during the pastor's vacation,
and were my people assured of such en-
tertaining and thoughtful discourses from
visiting brethren again, a vacation would
be more easily obtained.
My travels led me north, through Flor-
ida, Georgia, a part of Alabama, Tennes-
:-..-. .i.l int;. mry r~ntivr -tntf, Kentucky.
T!.. pr .hii tiii: n Iil.,! \..i\.., his-, ruined the
,.li.-.r. Iil:ln.' !i all i Ili t.-rritory, and
iltrh l,, l. li,. t!.,ili H v':i crowded and
i ,I.. l..,:.i1 ti,,rtrii ei :- all: great not a
.1 il, ii:, n u ii -,:. -n i,--.i where, until
i i:ia h,.:.l t!i'e. il.i.n t..':u 1ii iHopkinsville,
-Ky .-inre. in filve niir.ites after I
r'-ea:hed thai p.l,:-,, I 'a..' the r.:.li'.e within
drunk-ri men in hi rd l n ring thei t-,. the
lookup. The man who sa.3 that more
liquor is consumed under prohibition than
under license is simply lying, under a
The prospects for a bountiful return to
the tiller of the soil was most charming,
and Florida, though not considered an ag-
ricultural county, has fields of corn, and
velvet beans, and oceans of sugar care,
suggestive of plenty and prosperity equal
The wheat of Tennessee and Kentucky
had been harvested and splendid cattle
and good looking horses, were gleaning
the fields. The buildings in towns and
villages were not of the quality and style,
to suggest the prosperity and thrift ex-
isting in Florida and Georgia. Night
.Riders and tardy courts with criminals
unwhipped of justice, will depreciate prop-
erty values anywhere, as truly as in Ten-
nessee and Kentucky.
There is a benediction for a man's heart
long hungry for the woodlands and the
fields of his native land, when his vision
is filled once more with them. He recalls
the incidents, long forgotten, as the old
landmarks greet his eyes. Association is
such a help to, sleeping memory, awaken-
ing it, with the touch of sweet recollec-
tions. To meet old friends in the flesh;
once more to feel the cordial hand-shake,
while words of loving greeting refresh
you. How sacred the scene once more
of the streets you trod in childhood, the
dwelling places of loved ones long since
removed to their home in the skies! To
see the giant cedars, planted by mother's
hands, and look again upon the roof that
sheltered her, and at twilight, hear again
the doves and watch the fireflies as in
childhood. The sturdy oaks,-shading the
path to the spring, silently flowing from
the cool heart of the rock, and your face
mirrored in the silent surface of its wa-
ters; not the face full and radiant with
youth and life; but the lines of age, the
locks of gray and the wrinkled brow, an-
nounce the passing to another life.
The joy of preaching again in the home
church to homefolks, the flood of holy
memories warmed the preacher's heart
while the Holy Spirit helped the mind
and message found response in souls who
had a taste for manna and Heaven seem-
ed very near.
The records show a -steady growth for
the year at First Church. I have had sev-
enty-three additions, sixty-eight by letter
and five on profession of faith. Although
the panic has been severe in financial cir-
cles, my people are contributing liberally
to the enterprises of the church. We will
pay all assessments and when I make my
report at Lakeland, the last dollar of
church debt will be paid, and we will be-
gin the new year with clear decks. There
has been a most comforting increase in the
interest and membership of our Epworth
League, and never before has the outlook
for this important arm of the church
been so full of promise. The Sunday
school, the best in Florida Methodism,
continues to grow. Our Baraca class now
numbers sixty, while the Golden Links and
several Senior Womnan's Missionary So-
cieties continue their great work with un-
abated zeal. "The needy poor have been
relieved in many instances and those af-
licted, and in trouble have felt the touch
.:if the Master's hand, through our -.:ic;e-
tie; dispensiuig charity. A spirit of sweet
harmony and Christian fellowship prevails
among the members of Frst Church, and
the true and tried of her officials, while
sorely driven by their secular duties, are
nevertheless sincere M methodists, loyal to
our great Church and they support her in-
stittiions. By their brotherly council and
sympathy they lighten the labors and
sweeten the joys of service for this happy
pastor. J. W. BIGHAM.
Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 1st, 1909.
A LETTER FROM JASPER.
Dear Bro. Williams:-On the 22nd of
August we began our special services and
closing last night. Miss Emma Tucker
was with us and from the first service the
Lord's presence was manifest. Our people
had been planning, working, and praying
for a meeting. The pastor, assisted by a
committee from the Sunday school, Lea-
gue, Woman's Missionary Society and offi-
cial Board, visited the homes and when
possible prayed in the hones of our peo-
ple and those whom they considered a spe-
cial invitation to come necessary they in-
vited whenever an opportunity presented
itself. Miss Tucker insists upon and does
genuine work. If anybody is looking for
a sensation, some one to work up excite-
ment, Miss Tucker is not the one. If you
want thorough work, if you are really
eager for the light, she does not fail to
turn it on. As the meeting progressed,
the pastor accompanied by several lay-
men, held open air meetings at 5 p. m. on
the principal street of the town. Differ-
ent members of the official board read the
Scriptural lessons, lead in prayer and gave
testimony, to the saving power of Jesus
Christ. This opens up the way for the
pastor to address the men who seldom
ever enter the church, and thus present the
Jesus as the Way to eternal Life. Miss
Tucker also spoke twice. These meetings
were blessed of God. Hands were raised
for prayer. Some stepped out boldly for
Christ. Every layman who took part re-
ceived a blessing. The church has taken
much higher ground; back-sliders wcro
reclaimed while some found the light for
the first time. At this writing I cannot
,,'ive definitely the number wio will ap-
l.'y for membership. On: young lady, one
of the most gifted, announce. her willing-
n,;c. to enter the foreign field as a mis-
sionary. A tithe covenant, of thirty-one
.(31) members was organized today.
Among the list in this covenant can be
found some of our representative business
men. The Sunday school, the League and
in fact all departments of church work
will be greatly strengthened from the
meeting. The work has but begun. The
Bible readings given by this consecrated
and talented lady will prove an incentive
to greater work in soul winning, the one
supreme mission of the church. No pastor
ever served a more loyal people, together
we will unite our work and prayers for
greater things-more definite work for
God. GEO. F. SCOTT.
MARRIAGE AND BAPTISM.
Mr. L. E. Parrish of Lakeland, Fla:,
Miss Ida Fielding of Lake Butler, Fla.,
September 1st, 1909, Rev. E. J. Hardee
officiating. Following the marriage was
the baptism of a babe, Ida Fielding Stew-
art, a niece of the bride.
THI FLORIlA ERIlSTTAg AIIVOCATE.
THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE
Entered at the Postofee at Jacksonville, Fla., as sweed-els matter.
N. H. WILLIAMS, Editor. L. W. MOORI, Asooiate Editor.
nabseriDtie--$1.50 a year in advaane. Minitera-One Dollar.
The preachers of the Florida Conference are our authorized agewne for The
Write all names distinctly. In ordering the paper changed give the old as well as
the new address. All communications relating to the bukinea s or editorial depart-
ments should be addressed to N. H. Williams, Box 1185, Jacksonville, Fla.
All correspondence relating to advertising should be addressed to N, H. Williams.
PUblished Every Tkhrsda y by the
PUBLISHING COMMITTEE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.
Rev. L. W. Moore, Ch irma; Rev. W. J. COrpexter, Rv. T. J. ixes, R L
Hilburn, D. D., Mr. G. L Davis, Dr. GI.. Glover, Prof. W. N. Sheata.
VOL. XXl, JACKSONVILLE, FLA., SEPTEMBER 16,1909. NO. 51
PERSONAL AND OTHER NOTES
SPECIAL NOTICE TO PASTORS.
The editorial appearing in the Advocate
a few weeks ago headed "Conference Col-
lections" has been reduced to tract form
and can be had for 35e per hundred, post-
paid. This tract will assist- you in in-
structing your people about these collec-
tions, and how 'they are disbursed. Ad-
dress N. H. Williams, Box 1185, Jackson-
The Pine Grove Camp Meeting will con-
vene for a ten days' meeting on October
19th at 7:30 p. m. All are cordially in-
vited and all tentholders' are requested to
come at the beginning and stay, if possi-
ble, to the close.
W. C. BEVAN,
Aucilla has recently held a good meet-
ing, the pastor having been assisted by
Rev. Smith Hardin. We do not know
what number, but several were added to
Apalachicola will begin a meeting on
the first Sunday, to be supported by the
leading denominations of the city. The
Rev. "Bob" Jones of Alabama, an evangel-
ist of great power and safe methods, will
do the preaching.
Mrs. L. W. Moore, the wife of the asso-
ciate editor, was called upon to surrender
her only sister, Mrs. R. J. Chapman of
Rockwell, to the arms of death on the
24th of last month. She had been almost
an invalid for the past year or two.
Rev. S. B. Edwards, assisted by 'Rev.
Thomas Williams, began a meeting at
Midway last week. Brother Williams is
restless when not engaged in revival meet-
ings, and Brother Edwards is equally full
of zeal and fire.
Rev. W. A. Myres, Conference evangel-
ist, was assisting Brother Woodward at
WaVukeenah last week. He will spend sev-
eral weeks in the Tallahassee District,
winding up with th'e camp meeting at
Sycamore, under the faithful pastorate
of Rev. W. F. Fletcher, has had a blessed
season of revival influence, the pastor be-
ing assisted by Rev. Paul Fletcher and
Rev. J. C. Pace. There were eight or ten
A postal card requesting that the Ad-
vocate be sent to B. W. Partridge,
Waynesville, N. C., until September 20th,
indicates that Brother Partridge is spend-
ing some time at that resort. We trust
that our dear friend may have a pleasant
and beneficial trip.
Brother G. W. Saxon, our faithful lay-
man and safe banker of Tallahassee, de-
parted last Friday for a trip to England
and Germany, and will return about the
first of November. May he have journey-
ing mercies and a profitable voyage.
Mt. Pleasant has held its, second meet-
ing for this year. Rev. H. B. Perritt, of
Gr6enville, did most of the preaching. The
congregations were large and several new
members were added to the church. Bro.
Shepherd, the pastor, is proving his faith-
fulness and acceptability among his peo-
Rev. T. C. Bradford, assisted by Rev.
W. T. Brantley, has closed a ten-day meet-
ing at Pinetta, with eight additions on
profession of faith. Brother Bradford has
held meetings at every point on his charge
this year, and the camp meeting at Han-
son, which will be the second meeting at
that place, will begin on Thursday before
the fourth Sunday in October.
The first quarterly conference on the
fourth round, Tallahassee District, was
held at Greenville. The pastor reported a
good increase in membership for the quar-
ter, mostly on profession of faith. A re-
vival meeting will be held at Greenville
beginning on the first Sunday in next
month, Brother McCloud assisting. Bro.
Perritt is true and faithful, therefore be-
We are in receipt of a letter from Rev.
T. B. Shores, of the South LaFayette;Mis-
sion, saying that it is his purpose to or-
ganize a new church at Stephensville on
the fourth Sunday in September. We
are glad to learn that his mother and wife
are convalescing frc.rm their r,-r.:ent ;lle- .
but sorry to hear thit Iris .'hild is still
FROM BROTHER BRADFORD.
We had a good meeting at Pinetta. Bio.
TV. T. Brantley assiting; eight accessions
by profession -and one by certificate;
Brother Brantley is a man too modest
to get himself into the papers much, but
if the seribe kinows anything about preach-
iog, it will not be long till he is wanted
in some of our "high steeple" churches.
Keep your eye on him. Yours.
T. C. BRADFORD.
OCALA DISTRICT CUBAN SPECIAL.
All the brethren who have pledged to
our Cuban special are requested to make a
payment for this quarter before the first
of October. Some have already paid up.
We hope each one will think of it and pay
something during the present month.
Please do this brethren, for the Master's
sake. Truly yours,
T. J. NIXON.
A LETTER FROM AUCILLA.
Dear Bro. Williams:-We began bur
meeting at Aucilla on Monday night, Au-
gust 16, and closed it on Wednesday
night,..Aug. 25. Rev. Smith Hardin, of Mon-
ticello, did most of the preaching, which
is to say that our people enjoyed a feast
of pure gospel, ably and earnestly'deliver-
ed. The personality of the preacher was
also a power for good. The meeting was,
in many respects, a powerful one. It
touched almost every individual for miles
around. There were several who took a
decided stand for Christ, and the church
was greatly encouraged to greater zeal
and faithfulness to church obligations.
Three strong and noble young men united
with the church on profession of faith,
and one young lady came in by letter. The
indications are that others still will join
within the near future. Fraternally yours,
R. E. L. FOLSOM.
FROM REV. M. M. LORD.
Dear Bro. Williams:-We had a week's
meeting at .Lady Lake,last month, and
while we had no professions of conver-
sions, still the church and community were
much revived spiritually. Dr. Hilburn was
with us for five days and Dr. Rice for
two days. Both these brethren gave us
some excellent sermons. We feel espe-
cially honored in securing the services of
Dr. Hilburn, for you know he is a very
busy man. We hope that his work will
not only help us but will result in some
of our young people attending Southern
College. Dr. Hice's work among us was
highly appreciated. Our hope is that he
will favor us again with his presence. Our
college has been well represented on this
charge both by Dr. Hilburn and Professor
Jenkins. We believe results will be good.
We believe if our other institution, the
paper, were well represented, the results
would be good.
A LETTER FROM SYCAMORE.
Dear Brother Williams:-The fifth Sun-
day in August we closed a meeting at
Sycamore of fifteen days' duration. The
interest increased until the close, during
the last services, the church would not seat
the congregation. Many took a new start
for heaven. Some :of the nemb-rA wih:,
did not pro:.fes" C:lrt before wevere con-
verted. F:iur wer.'- ieeived by baptism
it. rlB chllcI. The majority of the
p, .,plre were church members before the
mneting. so our work was mainly for re-
viving and strengthening those who were
already in the church. '
Brother Pace came on Wednesday before
the close and did some excellent preaching,
and held our qiarte8ly meeting fbr us the
last two days. He fills the position of
presiding elder well. Brother -Paul
Fletcher and Brother. Grady of Havana,
Florida, rendered valuable aid in, preach
ing and other work. I hope our effort
will not prove in vain, and that the good
resolutions made will be lasting. We
tried to appeal not so much to the emo-
tions as to the reason.
W. F. FLETCHER.
A LETTER FROM CRESCENT CITY.
Dear Bro. Williams:-I am closing up
my third year in Florida and have not
missed a service on aoebunt of sickness
and have missed only One Sabbatlh eri,.:,'
oil account of rain. W are closing dut
oir sixth revival ofi my charge in which
mubih gbod has beei accomplished, several
conversions and accessions. I hope to
held about two more\before the charge
ha's been truly tested in the interest of
the work and salvation of souls for our
Sickness, heat and the absence of
money has hindered us some on our work.
We trust as the orange crop is moving,
health will be good and money plentiful
as religion seems to be growing.
Our charge is moving on reasonably well
and we hope to send to conference a good
report on all lines and be able to run
through both. summer and winter without
a halt, and another year just keep on go-
Our third quarterly meeting -will con-
vene in Pierson on the llth and 12th of
this month. We are glad to say that our
elder, Bro. Ley, can be with us from Fri-
day evening to Sunday evening. As this is
the first quarterly meeting for this place
for some time we are praying and looking
for a good time.
We are expecting to go to work and
fence and finish our parsonage in the next
I must say I enjoy the reading of our
Advocate more than any I have read, and
I do love the short pointed pieces that it
Success and health be with all its offi-
JOHN H. DAVIS.
A LETTER FROM BROTHER BARR.
Dear Bro. Williams:-On August 21-22,
Rev. T. J. Nixon, our beloved presiding
quarterly meeting for Melrose Circuit. The
meeting opened Friday night, and closed
Sunday night, And was indeed a success
from start to finish.
The opening service was conducted by
the pastor, and the closing service was
conducted by Rev. Joseph Boothby, one of
our most successful local .preachers. All
the remaining services were conducted by
our presiding elder. Bro. Nixon was at
his best, and preached with greater power
and more telling effect than perhaps ever
Before in his life. He always preaches
well, but some who heard him on this oc-
casion think that-he broke the record and
hliet himself. The good people of Hampton
4priad, a b-uintiful dinner Snturday at
noo,,n. iw'ier.- the whole congregation feast
ed to their heart's content, and .many
baskets full were carried away.
The quarterly conference was held Sat-i
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THE FLOUDMA OHRISTAX A2DVOATBI.
urday afternoon; and all the churches on gue, Rev. L. D. Lowe. able of the Prodigal Son. But my preach-
the charge were represented by official 4:25-Methods, open discussion, five ing seemed tame, as one by one by one
'members except Campville, and it was rep- minutes each: How to create and sustain strong men stepped from the throng and
resented by a letter and check bringing it interest in the League. 1. Music, 2. Pro- told how one, .two or three years ago
fully up to date. grams. 3. Blackboard. 4. Illustrating, they had been hopeless wrecks till they
S Hampton Church was paid up to date story telling and charts, 5. Keeping order had drifted into the "Old Mission" and
on salaries, and rarely ever gets behind, and attention. 6. Socials. there loving hearts had led them to the
Orange Heights Church was just a little 5:45-Open parliament. blessed Christ. I went back Sunday night
behind financially; but Bro. J. A. King, Wednesday Evening. and preached again. And do you know,
-one of the stewards, guaranteed the pay- 7: 30-Divitional service, Rev. W J. as I looked into the faces of those men
ment of the assessments in full before the Gr and women, who for simple love, go to
close of the Conferentce year. Such men Gray.. that mission, night after night, week after
cas Bro. King are a great help to our 7:45-The Leaguers place in church' week, year after year, where they come
church. work, Rev. I. S. Patterson. into contact with the wrecked and ruined
Waldo and Melrose churches, the two 8:05-Charity and help department- of humanity as I saw them reaching down
methods and reason for this work, Miss the hand of love to the poor helpless
strongest on the charge, havemade mar- Julia Wood. wretches and pointing them upward to a
velous financial improvement over last
year. c 8:25-The reading course and literature dying Savior, and as I heard the testimony
Waldo Church, up to August 21st fast of the League and its benefits, Rev. L. W. of some of those who had been thus say-
yea r, paid on salaries $95.18, this year Moore, P. ed, do you know I could not help but feel
up to same date she has paid $192.32. 8:45-The advantage of combining bus- tha de t some of our churches were just on
-iness and social meeting, iss Hallie Ley.as the firing line.
Melrose church up to August 21st of last g y But then after all there is no greater work
year paid on salaries $135.10, this year up Thursday Morning, September 23. than the great family church with its
to the same date she has paid $267.33. 6:30-The early prayer service, Rev. company of faithful workers, standing be-
Money is fully as scarce on this charge Thomas Williams. tween our girls and boys and just such
as it was last year, but our members 8:30-Bible reading, Miss Carabelle lives of sin and ruin; it means more to
are more liberal and our stewards are Wilkes. save ten boys from such a life, than to
more active, and things are coming to 9:00-Talk on our mission fields, Rev. save one out of such a life.
pass this year. If they keep on improving Thomas Williams. The ocean trip, both going and coming,
they will get to the Bible standard of- 9:25-Election of officers. we thoroughly enjoyed, and we never
liberality in a few.more years. 9:45-Leaguers and "The Call of God," missed a meal, though at times we were
Mrs. C. B: Smith, State Vice President. ne .
Melrose Church has recently installed Mr. it, S e Vice sint mightily lonesome.
10:10-Open discussion on the mission-
the Coleman Lighting System, which is department dled by Rev. W. N. m ag- But the greatest pleasure of all was
indeed a very great improvement over the e re e e when we returned and on the Sabbath
old kerosene lamps formerly used. These 10:40-Consecration and winning souls, morning we stepped nto the church to
lights cost only about $38, and are bright- by Leaguers, limit 5 minutes each. find it beautifully decorated with flowers
er and even more beautiful than electric 11:25-Sg League, benediction. such as grow only in Florida, and across
lights. ______ the pulpit, worked in flowers and foliage,
Hampton Church has recently been AN INTERESTING LETTER. one word "Welcome," to find a goodly au-
painted inside costing about $40. This Dear Bio. Williams :-We are back dience, to hear the splendid choir singing
improvement was very much needed, and home, my family and I, after a month the grand old hymns and anthems, and
the credit is due mainly to the very ex- spent in my old home in Ludoun county, to once more preach the gospel to my own
cellent ladies of the church. Fraternally, Virginia. people.
T. L. Z. BARR, Pastor. It is needless for me to say that we en- We have hunted up all the back num-
joyed it, for we were with kinsfolk in bers of the Advocate, have read up on all
TALLATASSEE DISTRICT LEAGUE the blue grass section of old Virginia, Conference news, and we now hustle to
CONFERENCE. among the foot hills of the Blue Ridge, catch up.
Havana, Fla., September 21-23, 1909. where they have the best things to eat, We are visiting, planning and organiz-
Tuesday Evening, September 21. and the finest spring water in the world; ing for the fall campaign, and hope to
7:30-Devotional service, Rev. L. W. and then it was delightfully cool. come up to Conference with flying colors.
oore, Tallaassee District. We drove one day up the old historic Fraternally,
pike that winds its way across the moun- J. B. MITCHELL.
7:45--Address of Welcome, Mr. H. M. tains, to the top of the Blue Ridge, and
Lott. peeped over into the great Shenandoah NOTES FROM THE MIAMI DISTRICT.
.:00-Response in behalf of Leaguers, Valley, what a view it was, though Dear Bro. Williams:-Among the many
Rev. J. ,B. Ley. scarcely more beautiful than the Piedmont
8:15-Bible reading, Miss Carabelle at our backs. We spent that night atthat are
Wilkes, Quitman, Ga. the foot of the "Ridge," and drove next making commendable progress is the
8:20-Twenty minutes to get acquaint- day( Sunday) to the old Loudoun County church at West Palm Beach, which is be-
ed and talk. camp ground, where camp meeting was ing served by Bro. R. Ira Barnett. At our
Wednesday Morning, September 22. then in progress, we saw some six or last quarterly conference the reports were
6:30-Early prayer service, Rev. Smith seven thousand people, heard some good all satisfactory and indicated growth in
Hardin, presiding. preaching, had a good dinner, shook hands every department of Christian activity.
9:30-Devotional Service, Rev. I. S. with several of our preachers, and drove One of the pleasing incidents of the quar-
Patterson. home, seventeen miles, in the cool of the terly meeting was the dedication to God
9:45-Enrollment of delegates, evening, in holy baptism of sweet little Vida, the
-10:00-Appointment of -committees. y Yes, I preached several times while we infant daughter of Bro. and Sister Bar-
10:10-Business session, reports of dele- were gone, twice in the old Leesburg nett. It is the prayer of the officiating
gates. Church, now remodeled and up-to-date, minister that she may be in the true suc-
11:00-The devotional department the where I was converted and joined the cession and as she becomes of maturer
: mainspring of the League, Mrs. B. 0. church, and .where I was licensed to preach years may possess those Christian virtues
S Lewis. on the eve of my departure for college. that so beautifully adorn the lives of par-
* -' 1-1:20-Open discussion on the devotional I also preached in two of our churches in ents and grandparents before her.
department and methods, led by Rev. J. Washington, St. Paul's and Epworth, but Dr. Sibert and his brethren at Miama
S .E. Woodward. I believe I enjoyed preaching most down are pushing the battle and will report
11:40-The quiet hour, Miss Hattie at the old Washington Union Mission on victory at Conference. The revival meet-
Hodges, treasurer. Saturday night, surrounded by a faithful ings led by Bro. Win. McIntosh a short
Wednesday Afternoon. hnid of singers and workers, out on the time since were eminently successful, and
3:15-Bible reading. Miss (Crab'lle street with an audience of nearly every resulted in an increased membership and
Wilkes. ritinrality, every color, every moral or a larger spiritual life. These results are
3:45-The Ohurch and the Jurii.r Lea- inui..ir,,l lrn.I-tliera I told these dere- being conserved and progress is the watch
gue. Rev. I. S. Patterson. i;rts ,f human s:..iety the simple story of word.
4:05--The Pastor and tbh Junior Lea. thr- lohe o:f God as exemplified in the par-. At Dania the unew stone church has been
nearly completed and is now being used
by our congregation. Rev. J. R. Walker,
who is serving this appointment and Fort
Lauderdale, is abundant in labors and
sees the work prosper in his hands. The
erection of the churches at Dania and
Lauderdale reflects credit on these congre-
gations, and the building will stand as a
monument to their wisdom and generos-
Rev. J. Herman Daniel, of Geneva, Fla.,
was licensed to preach at our last District
Conference, and is now successfully serv-
ing the Key Largo charge. He is becoming
an expert seaman and successful naviga-
tor. This is very necessary as the
churches are distributed among the islands
south of the cape, and must be served by
boat until flying machines become more
common among us. The appointment to
this charge was most happy and the pastor
and his people are delighted.
At Key West, Bros. Daiger, Beers, and
Lowder are laboring faithfully, with their
brethren of First Church, Spark's Chapel
and Memorial Church, respectively, and
will submit good reports to the Conference
at Lakeland. Rev. Ignacio Gonzalez has
succeeded Bro. Dominguez as pastor of La
Trinidad and is continuing the work be-
gun among the Spanish speaking people of
Key West many years ago. Considering
our limited resources, the work is progres-
sing satisfactorily. Brother and Sister
Gonzalez are deeply spiritual and zealous
in their work among their own people.
The Lemon City charge, under the pas-
torate of Rev. F. L. Glennan, has made
marked advancement during the year, and
should the ratio of increase in member-
ship and good appointments continue until
Conference, a division of the charge will
be necessary. Bro. Glennan is faithful to
every trust and looks faithfully after the
details of his work.
Owing to the ill health of Mrs. Jewell,
Rev. S. K. Jewell was relieved from Fort
Pierce early in June and Dr. Piner, who
is known to all of us, was appointed to
supply the work until Conference. He en-
tered immediately into the labors of Bro.
Jewell, and the excellent work has gone on
without a break. It is needless to say
that Dr. Piner has captured the people by
his pulpit efforts, and that all thoughtful
people hear him preach. Besides in his
pastoral work he has come in touch Awth
his members who are heartily supporting
him in every way. With this light charge
the health of Dr. Piner is improving rapid-
ly and it is the prayer of all of his breth-
ren that it may be soon entirely restored.
The condition of other charges may be
reported to the Advocate later. They are
all making good progress and pastors and
congregations are happy in the service of
the Master. As a closing word I will say
that the Miami District is higly favored
in the excellency of our lay brethren. No-
where can a more loyal and aggressive
membership be found, and nowhere are
there larger results with similar equip-
ment and equal resources. Cordially,
EDW. F. LEY.
S THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.
Epworth League Department
REV. D. B. SWEAT, Editor JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA.
LET US DO OUR BEST.
Our Heavenly Father is not satisfied
with what we do for Him if it is less
than our best. If you are an officer in
the League, do your level best to make
that department succeed. If you are
only a private, then the cause in which you
axe engaged demands your best service and
your best effort. As Leaguers, then, let
us see to it that our devotional meetings
are the best, and in order to make them
so, we must plan, work and pray much.
If we undertake a social, let us not rest
until we have done our best in making it
a success. In planning for works of char-
ity, our missionary work, study classes,
etc., let us excel. "We can do it if we
will," and with such service God is well
THOSE NEW LEAGUERS.
Has it occurred to you, fellow Leaguers,
that some of the one thousand leaguers
wihom we are expected to reach and bring
into the League before another year goes
by. live right at your door as it were,
and if you do not get to work, and bring
them in, then they will not be led into the
work. It is true, that each one of us, as
individuals, should have a hand in bringing
ing the 1000 new members. Let us begin
at once. Get your friends into the League
and they may be led to Christ. If you
fail they may be lost, and "their blood will
be required at your hands."
THE BEST MATERIAL.
We heartily endorse the words of State
President Blackburn in a recent issue, on
the subject of new officers. He urged the
election of our best material as officers,
realizing that the success of the chapter
depends upon the leaders of the work. In
choosing officers, if you have not already
done so, get your best workers to fill the
various positions. If an officer is not do-
ing his. work it will be better for you to
ask him to vacate than for the work to
suffer, as is the case some times. Let no
man hold an office who is no more than a
dummy, but see that he gets busy.
IN LINE WITH OUR COLLEGE.,
We have been anxious for the young
people of our church in Florida, as the
Epworth Leagues of the State, to fall in
line and undertake in the heartiest man-
ner possible the great work outlined at
the State League Conference, viz: to
build the new $5,000 gymnasium at Suth-
The proposition is that the Leagues of
the State raise this amount within the
next five years, in easy installments. It
will be easy for the Leagues to do this,
and outside of the material aid to the col-
lege, it would serve to tie our young peo-
ple on to this beloved institution as per-
haps nothing else would do. It will give
the Leagues a definite work each year, and
then, it will line up our young people with
Some of the Leagues have responded to
the appeal made in this column, and the
plea of. President Blackburn for immedi-
ate action on this question, but a large
majority have not done so.
Fellow Leaguers, please give heed to this
call, and consider the matter at your next
meeting. Then tell us what your League
decides to do.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS BY TALLA-
HASSEE SENIOR LEAGUE.
At the business meeting of the Talla-
hassee Senior League held August 29th,
1909, at -Trinity Church, the following
able corps of officers was elected for the
ensuing year: Mr. J. Wm. You, president;
Mr. P. T. Nicholson, 1st vice president;
Miss Clifford Byrd, 2nd vice president;
Miss Fenton Davis, 3rd vice president;
Mr. Wm. P. Byrd, 4th vice president; Mr.
G. P. McCord, secretary; Miss Eugenia
Van Brunt, treasurer; Miss Kate Mick-
ler, assistant treasurer; Mr. Bernard Byrd,
organist; Mi. Frank J. Block, Era Agent;
Miss Beula Jones, assistant Era agent.
The installation of these officers will
take place the first Sunday evening in
September. The service being devoted
especially to this.
The League here has pledged $200 to
Magnolia Heights Chapel, $25 to South-
ern College gymnasium, and $2.60 to
Training School scholarship for the cur-
QUERIES FOR THE FOURTH DE-
1. What is the object of missions?
2. Who was the first missionary
3. Why am I a member of the Mission
4. How can we love the far-away na-
5. How does mission work pay?
6. Will a League prosper if it neglects
7. What is a strong argument for mis-
8. How may we arouse the negligent
9. How may we help the pastor on the
10. How many have a special missionary
to pray for
A GOOD PRAYER.
A good prayer for every Leaguer would
be, "Send some one, 0 Lord, to love the
best that is in me, and to accept nothing
less from me; to demand everything from
me for my own sake; to give me so much
that I cannot think of myself, and to ask
so much that I can keep nothing back;
to console me by making me strong before
sorrow comes; to help me to live that
while I part with many things by the way,
I lose nothing of the gift of life."-Texas
POPULAR YOUNG PEOPLE MARRIED
Sutherland, Sept. 7.-The nuptials of
Mr. Charles Dayton Harrington of M .
chusetts and Miss Virginia Pauline PI-.,.'
of Ocala, Fla., were celebrated at SoutIh,:i.
College, Sutherland, on September 1. Dr.
J. P. Hilburn, brother-in-law of the Iri.id,
and president of. Southern College.. ti';ci-
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A PENNSYLVANIAN'S VIEW OF EDU- d
TION IN FLORIDA. c2
This period of the twentieth century is a
a battery of advancement. There exist
mighty steamers, filled with vast con- i
signments of eager, wide-awake girls and t
boys, propelled by helpful, keen masters of i
their profession. The goal of these vessels n
is life on high level-a life that is fitted l
for usefulness and responsibilities-in S
short, the destiny is society; but when I v
speak of society, -I am not thinking of
the fashionable meaning of that term,
but of the mass of humanity all about us. a
This is the destiny of each one of us, for f
we must inevitably mingle with the people, c
and it is our duty to exercise a noble per-
sonality that will exalt and aid those with i1
whom we, come in contact. That will be I
living in earnest, and such living alone will ,
pay, for it will glorify womanhood and o
manhood, and is cnsonnant with the life
and character of the grandest, bravest c
creatures God ever made-woman and t
man. This is, then, the masterful aim of
all our colleges, but it is my privilege to c
speak of college life in Florida. I do not
propose to pro and con those things
wherein it differentiates from that of the
North, but just to state some of the pleas-
ant features of college life in that part of
the country. t
The State, situated, as it is, in the ex-
treme point of southern United States,
overflowing with sunshine, flowers and
fruit, extends a mellow welcome to us of
the colder clime to come and share its ad-
vantages and pleasures. Once let us accept
this invitation and we find, on our arrival,
a true Southern greeting, which seems to
accord with the warm life around us. How
pleasant it is to feel the fragrant breath
of the sunny South during the entire win-
ter-to walk across the campus, to and
from the classroom, unencumbered by all
outer wraps; to share in the fun of base-
ball, basket ball and tennis, all in the
open air; to walk down on the dock and
go in bathing, or iq a sailboat or launch
out the green waters of the bay; to picnic.
on a college holiday, amid the palms and
palmettoes, or perhaps on the "isnla nda:n
gather shells washed in i.7. t h, Gilf-thelisd
are some unquestionable pleasures .which_..
the climate of Florida makes permissible,
all of which aid 'i.: 1 -!,.,I1,ing aoiir br.lioq.
and as our bodies become strong, the result
is a clear, '.eei I.tin ready to' ope wiith
and master-the, questidut -of the' elass-..
room. -i.v... ot -iei' arer dLr-uin-.- ire -.oid
--winter ot t iH N rli t,' I"- iiin ,,---o a -i--
-timacy with the warm fire and in the close
atmosphere of the heated room pore- over
books,, I-!:.:-.tie tbhe c;li of our bdi-V for
relaxation and exercise, both of which are
..'h. :ivi-e t.:. le-aitL" *..rk. But: this evil
'- ..,r ii,. ..i ., l ihl- i.' -.:..!. o : of Ht, far-
ther South, for there, we -study with our
windows thrown open' and- are ever-ideady
: for our recreation periods, for all nature
seems Li-' ,i.iu.:.rn and we answer "the call
of the -vild."
So hospitable is the climate; but not ess
Sso, the people. When we mention the word
Hospitality .itr rn-li i .i-ibly rel
southward, for there the people have
earn'ed..tle. namaies -of..:-y.i hosts and:gaod,
fellowship. Such, then, is the ntmnnph-ri"
of the colleges, .wheei. the:i.h -t i t.-,-nl
person cannot help but expand, gain poise
'. oP ..I -,:i" rel,,n..- L,, i, '[.. -L.f.i> ..;f h '.s',c
l,' :.-'ie Then, too, they are strong in aa-
.-, thi t' ,,ite ,:,f .:.:.!l.ge life- after all, the
3. >spntial p, t- the ieligi., s life.. In the
definition of education we find: "To give
children a good education in manners, arts
nd science is important; to give them a
religious education is indispensable." Does
southern College assume this responsibil-
ty with greater zeal than the colleges of
he North? That is a question I am at a
oss to answer definitely, but, from out of
ay own experience, I would reply that re-
igion holds a vastly important place in
southern College, and, in that respect,
vould rank first.
There yet remain many phases of this
subject to take up-as to improvements,
advantages equipment, etc., but that is
or some wiser head to treat; So, in con-
lusion I will but add that college life, no
natter where, is a good thing. And the
little country boy forcibly expressed what
wish to say, when, in a heated contest
vith the city boy about the advantages
if country life over that of town life, he
aid, as his master stroke, "Judge, the
ity chap knows nothing about going to
Blown, and that beats anything I know."
That sums it all up, for going to a good
college wins over anything else I know.
A. G. G. D.
The writer of the above article was a
student at Southern College last year,
and speaks from experience. She will re-
urn this year to enter the Senior Class.
J. P. H.
A PATTERN FOR OTHERS.
King David had weaknesses and faults,
as many other good people in all ages have
had; but he also had great concern lest
his failings and sins should be a hindrance
to the cause of God. He feard to be a
stumbling block to other people, and espe-
cially to those who were ungodly. In one
of his Psalms he says: "Let not Ahem
that wait on Thee be ashamed through me,
O Lord God of hosts. Let not those that
seek Thee be brought to dishonor through
me, God of Israel." Emphasize the
phrase; throughgh me." The central thought
is that David was very desirous that no
one should., be harmfully influenced
through any fault or failing of his own.
He praydd against his being the means of
deterring, anyone. from seeking _the Lord.
He implored God to keep him from doing
those thing which, if done, would cause
others to be ashamed of him, and of true
religion. .It is evident that he keenly
realizedd liio-responsibility as a professed
c.: i o.li f ..d i -. i- ,:.l......l-of the fact
,;r ,I.- h ,- i. t l,-i t'.. ihinself alone.
He knew that'he could not confine his life
within himself. He could not prevent his
conduct from being some kind of an ex-
ample to others. He was in fear lest
something that he might say or. do would
be dangerous. to the spiritual welfare of
someone. Perhaps he trembled at the
thought that,: through some indiscreet act
of his, an unsaved person would be led
further :.-, a.- from God, and become for-
ever .ldst. I am sure that David believed
.that .ife among men is a solemn thing.-He
regarded human life as being the most
-i; ...i;.thing on earth. David gives a
pattern for others. It is a pattern for
every' Christian in..our day.. _His prayer
should be our-prayer. Daily we should
pray that no one,-through our words and
acts, may be led to do wrong. And such a
prayer suggests that we. ought to strive to.
so live that others may thereby be influ-
enced. to seek God's kingdom, and share
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SUNDAY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS
Since my letter a week or two ago, ouy
new monthly, The Sunday School Maga-
zine for September, is out, and abundant .
and valuable suggestions are there of-
fered by Jno. R. Pepper, anent the ar-
rangements for and observance of a fall
Rally Day. On the fly leaf are also an -
nouncements of special invitation' cards,
etc., which should be used in working up.
interest for such a day.
In this connection, permit us also to
emphasize the Graded courses for Begin-
ners, Primaries and juniors. By all means
these should be introduced wherever prac-
ticable. The writer has had occasion to
investigate their use where adopted, and
find in them many important features of
advantage over the present system.
Permit one other suggestion. By all
means arrange in your school for a Nor-
mal Study Class if possible. This will be
a distinct gain in the efficiency of your
teaching corps, and open up a new field
for specific Bible work for those who,- and
there are a few in every community, may
desire such study. When such a class
cannot be arranged for in connection with
the Sunday school study hour, it often
happens that a week night, or afternoon ia.
acceptable, in which even teachers will
often gladly avail themselves of the priv-
ilege of class membership, that their effi-
ciency and training may be increased.
Now is the time to act.
Yours for greater Sunday school effi-
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Quincy, Fla., August 30, 1909.
P. S.-If you can desire any supplies
either direct from the Publishing House,
or through the Sunday School'Conference
Board, we will be glad to help any school
arrange for a Big Rally Day. J. B. L.
At the parsonage at Ft. Meade, Fla.,
September 1, 1909, by Rev. D. A. Cole,
Miss Francis Wilkison of Bowling Green,
Fla., to fMr. V. S. Griffin of Winter Haven.
The bride is a sister to Mrs. D. A. Cole.
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I have a good case of Old Time Religion.
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OBITUARY OF MRS. ALICE WALL
1Mrs. Alice Wall Husband was born Octo-
ber 11, 1872, in Clay county, and later
movedd with her parents to Starke, Brad-
ford county, Fla., where she lived the re-
maining years of her single life.
She was happily married to Mr. Orville
C. Husband February 11, 1896, and moved
to her- pleasant home in Melrose, Fla.,
where she spent the remaining years of
Some years ago, she fully surrendered
her heart and life to God, uniting with the
Methodist E4piscopal Church South, Mi
Melrose, Fla., under the ministry of Rev.
T. H. Sistrunk.
Since that time she has been a very ac-
tive member of the church, giving her best
service and talents to her Lord
She Was president of the Woman's Home
Mission Society as long as her health
would allow her to attend to the duties
of her office, and the society will never
have an officer who will excel her in suc-
cessfully managing the affairs of all the
departments of the work.
She was a very successful teacher in the
Sunday school, usually having a large
class which kept the banner nearly all the
time, and was specially noted for having.
She was one of the leading singers in
our church choir, and always made the
pastor feel satisfied that the musical de-
partment of the church would not lag, or
be one whit behind the best .
She always manifested a very, deep in-
terest in the keeping of the church build-
ing, seeing that it had been carefully
swept and dusted, that the lights were in
good condition, and that the pulpit linen
was nicely laundered and properly placed.
SShe was a dear friend to the pastor and
his family, and wks always interested in
the affairs of the parsonage.
It was her chief delight to see that the
parsonage was properly furnished, and
that all necessary repairs were duly made,
so that her pastor's home would rank
among the best homes of the town.
Truly, she was a Methodist after God's
She leaves behind her a devoted hus-
band, a lovely daughter, a father and
mother, a mother-in-law, two uncles and
three, aunts, four brothers and three sis-
ters, many other relatives, and hundreds
of dear friends to mourn over her depar-
ture; but they do not mourn as those
who have no hope,. because they know
that she is at rest in the City of God.
Sister Husband suffered for many long,
weary months, during which time all was
done for her that medical skill and loving
hands could possibly do. She was treated
'by some of the best physicians in the land;
was carried to the mountains and other
places that were thought to be good for
her; trained nurses stood over her by
day and by night; money was freely
spent on her, in every possible manner, but
nothing could save her precious life.
Early in the morning, only twenty min-
utes after midnight, on July 3, 1909, God
in 'His irJfi ite nm ii:i released her from her
suffering, and-her pure spirit wafted its
w',y irt i to he Pr.--ii-e :.f Gr.,l.
The hiv".,.l one. '-; r: he.it-i.vok nu 'and,
sad, but w'.i'- foiled to s.ay. "Ble-- tlih
Lor-d! she i Lat rest.:'
H. r depa.rttire was trom her parental
,- k I.: :.[ : = .o_
home in Starke, she being carried there by
her own request.
Her remains were carried to her beau-
tiful home in Melrose, where the funeral
services were conducted by Rev. C. W.
Inman, in the absence of the pastor, on the
morning of July 4, and her precious body
was tenderly laid to rest in the Melrose
cemetery, amid the tears and sobs of many
loved ones arid friends.
Hundreds of people were present to pay
their last tribute of love and respect to
this good woman of rare accomplishments.
The church choir beautifully sang a
number of her favorite hymns during and
after the funeral services.
Bro. Inman conducted the services in a
very impressive manner, and many hearts
and lives were touched for good .
Let us carry the bereaved husband and
other loved ones to our Heavenly Father
in our daily prayers that they may, be
divinely strengthened in this time of
T. L. Z. BARR.
We are often told that it is useless to
take whiskey out of the towns, or even
out of the counties; that nation-wide is
what we want and what we need. No one
realizes that any more than th'e people
who are working in the temperance ranks.
It is just as practical and just as easy for
a new-born baby to get up and walk as
it is for prohibition to take the national
step at once.
Some years ago, somewhere in this great
republic of ours, the hearts of some think-
ing men and women were stirred; maybe
by an atrocious crime, which had its be-
ginning in a saloon, or maybe a boy or
a girl of some beloved citizen had fallen
to the dire depths of disgrace through its
dreadful influence. Arousing themselves
from their lethargy, they began to ponder
in their minds whether it was absolutely
necessary that they should be bound hand
and foot and willingly submit to this ser-
vitude. Deciding that it was not, they
threw off the shackles which bound them
and met this tyrant in a face-to-face bat-
tie, which they won.
SOther towns, hearing of their success,
found that they, too, had the right to say
who should govern-the liquor interests or
the people; and from that time on villages,
towns and counties have been going dry,
,and even whole States have freed them-
selves. Why should we not expect this
child, grown so strong, should take the
national step and wipe this-curse out from
border to border of our land in the near
PRAY FOR OUR WORK IN CHINA!
"And ye who cannot go oh! help
With the wondrous weapon, prayer;
While we uplift your hands at home,
The cross shall triumph there
And give you freely from your store
To the warriors in the field;
The more you give, to you the more
Barrel and cruse shall yield!
So only can you cleanse your hands
From the guiltiness of blood!
'For a million a month in China
Are dying without God!'"
.At the residence of J. A. Touchstone,
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South Jacksonville-Sept. 29.
Estelle St.-Oct. 1-3.
Jennings (Jennings)-Oct. 9-10.
Live Oak-Oct. 11.
White Springs Ct.-Oct. 16-17.
White Springs Station-Oct. 17-18.
Pine Grove Camp Meeting-Oct. 19.
Welborn (Camp Ground)-Oct. 23.
Pine Mount-Ost. 27.
Park Church (Park)-Oct. 29-31.
First Church-Oct. 31-Nov. 1.
Green Cove Springs-Nov. 3.
St. Johns (Bethel)-Nov. 6-7.
St. Matthews-Nov. 7-8.
F !...!.];nD 3-- C.,-'. 21-2
i:r.1nrai| and K. Ferry i'iaudlall)-
Nv. i:- 14
ia.litilah Huttol-l-N:v. 16 17.
W--,rthinLgton (Ft. Call--Nov. 19-20.
Lake Butler (Briceville)-Nov. 21-22.
Lake City-Nov. 26-28.
Columbia (Bethel)-Nov. 27-28.
Ft. White (Tustenuggee)-Dec. 3-4.
Reports will be called for from Ekhort-
ers, Trustees, Missionary Societies in ad-
dition to the usual call, Trustees' Report
in "Duplicate." Let every official be in
his place at the Conference with full re-
port on all lines. It is the business of
every official to see that every claim is
met in full.
J. A. HENRY, P. E.
Midway, September 18-19.
Tallahassee, September 19.
Sopchoppy, September 20.
Carrabelle, September 25-26.
Apalachicola, September 26-27.
Illi-.i.:. October 2-3.
Havana, October 3-4.
West Madison, October 9-10.
Madison Station, October 10-11.
Fenholloway, October 16-17.
Perry, October 17-18.
Leon Circuit, October 23-24.
Waukeenah Circuit, October 23-24.
Mt. Pleasant, October 30-31.
Chattahoochee, October 30-31.
Sycamore, November 6-7.
Hosford, November 13-14.
Bristol, November 14-15.
Aucilla, November 20-21.
Monticello, November 21-22.
Mayo Circuit, November 27-28.
Mayo Station, November 28-29.
Old Town, November 27-28.
South Lafayette, November 27-28.
Woodville, December 4-5.
Madison Circuit, December 11-12.
Pastors will see that trustees are ready
to report. Don't forget the District Par-
sonage special and the District Board of
Church Extension. Let the stewards give
a good account of their stewardship. Lay
Leaders, let us help the pastors roll up a
surplus for Missions. But let revival fire
be the motive power. L. W. MOORE,
MIAMI DISTRICT, FOURTH ROUND.
'West Palm Beach, heptemeer 25-26.
Miami, September 26-27.
Lemon City, Sept:emiber 26128.
Key Largo, September 28-29.
Key West Memorial Church, October
Key West First Church, October 3-4.
Key West La Trinidad, October 9-10.
Key West, Spark's Chaoel, October 10-
Dania and Fort Lauderdale, October
Delray and Boynton, October 23-24.
Fort Pieree, October 30-31.
Sebastian, November 6-7.
Cocoa, November 7-8.
Titusville, November 13-14.
New Smyrna and P. 0., November 17.
Kingston, November 18.
Oviedo and Geneva, November 20-21.
Hastings, November 27-28. .
Palatka, D-.,r-ceb r 4-5.
D-Lanid, Deol:nI.er 5-6.
V.:.uisia. Dc,-ember 11-12
.aranifrd. D'-eember 12 13.
S EDWARD F. LEY.
225 Eighth Street, Miami. .
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THE FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.
MRS. WILBUR McCOY,
MRS. J. D. RUSH, Pres., Orlando, Fla.
A LETTER FROM MISS TURNBULL.
Dear Mrs. McCoy:-It has been some
time since we have been heard from
through your columns. I will give you
some account of our work, while we have
been silent we have not been idle. Our
Young Ladies Missionary Society, as we
still call ourselves, though some of us are
not so young now, is a band of earnest,
enthusiastic workers. Our faithful and
Sufficient president, Mrs.. Sara Partridge,
who has filled this office since the begin-
ning of our society, has by her zeal and
love for-foreign missions added greatly to
the prosperity of our society. We have
an enrollment of 35 members with six hoen-
orary members, almost twice as many as
when Mrs. Rush and Mrs. Harris were so
proud. of us, and I trust that we are all
as consecrated and zealous -as we were
then. We have a very good attendance
at the monthly meeting always. We meet
at different homes each month, and the
hostess is generally the leader, and ar-
ranges her own program, using the one in
the Advocate at the beginning of the ser-
vice. At some of the meetings we had an
afternoon in China, Japan and on the In-
dian work, those taking part wore cos-
,tumes of the country represented, inter-
esting papers on the subject were pre-
pared, appropriate music interspersed,
after which some light refreshments are
served. We find this a-delightful way to
study missions, besides having a good so-
cial time. In June we had a lawn party.
After the devotional part of the service
in the house, we all repaired to the lawn,
and with three good readers, read the
"Days of June." We have the Woman's
Foreign Society and the Orange Blossoms,
but we raised $159.25 in our society last
I ask the prayers of all-our co-workers
in the cause of missions that we may ren-
der more acceptable service each month
and each year. Yours in the work,
What Sister Harris calls her "marvel-
ous escape" from injury, in being thrown
from her rickshaw, will excite deep grati-
fication not only among ner many personal
friends, but among those who prize the life
of a true missionary because the fields are
white to the harvest, and the laborers still
far too few. We can ill afford to lose one
so beloved and so consecrated.
SCARRITT BIBLE AND TRAINING
SCHOOL, KANSAS CITY, -MO.
Mrs. M. L. Gibson, worthy principal of
ou great school, writes:
"The enrollment thus far is larger than
ever before and the faculty is looking for-
ward to the greatest year in the history of
the school. Two new teachers will be ad-
ded._to the faculty this year to take charge
of the departments of Religious Pedagogy
and Domestic Science. Four new leaflets
have been issue recently which will be sent
free to any who may make application to
the principal, Miss M. L. Gibson, Ccarritt
Bible and Training School... Three of the
leaflets hive been written t by aqfudnts of
the instirutiori. one by MisA Liilie Ford
Foxn, wiho will teach under the Wonnn's
Editress, Jacksonville, Fla.
MRS. B. F. HOLLAND, Cor. Sec., Bartow, Fl.
Board of Home Missions at Tampa, Fla,
next year. Mrs. A. P. Parker of China,
has written the leaflet on "Wom-nn's Prep-
aration for Service." One of the remain-
ing two was written by a Senior of this
year and the other entitled "The Evolution
of an Ideal" has on the fronc a fine pic-
ture of Miss Belle H. Bennett. who might
beealled the patron saint of the school."
"I hope that the Florida Conierence iwill
send us another student this year. :Miss
limes is a fine young woman, but her
eyes are giving her a great deal of trou-
My appeal to the Florida friends for
cards was copied in the Baltimore Advo-
cate, and such generous responses have
come from both, I am inpelled to ask again
not for a discontinuance, no indeed, but
something additional. I want very much
copies of the "Pansy" books-both large
and small; Louisa Alcott's and other books
of this class. They are easily understood
and teach good wholesome lessons. China
is being flooded with cheap dime novels.
The developing minds pf girls who are
learning English demand something to
read, and these books are calculated to do
far more harm in China than in America,
as they induce girls to violate customs
which bring only hurt to them. She is not
able to distinguish between, proper and
improper Western customs, even the best
of which cannot yet be allowed in China.
This emancipation must come very slowly
for woman's own protection. How I have
longed for hundreds of these books to
put in the hands of our girls during the
vacation times. You people of free Amer-
ica have ne conception of how shut in a
girl's life is here. She-must not go outside
of the walls of her home without a chape-
rone or a servant, and after she is four-
teen, not even then unless in a chair, a
private ricksha or a private carriage. If
in one of these she may be allowed to go -
alone. These hot summer afternoons
while we sit upon our cool verandahs or
walk in the park or sit at the Bund and
listen to the waves' soothing splash, splash,
and watch the lights appear in the harbor,
they are shut up in their dark, hot homes
with nothing to do. Are you surprised
that they use their knowledge of English
by reading "Barriers Burned Away" and
such other trash as they can secure.
These books need not be new ones, sec-
ond-hand will be appreciated. Express is
very high and unsatisfactory, but the mail
is all right. Address Mrs. S. S. Harris,
Shanghai, care McTyiere School, China.,
and the postage will be just the same as
in the United States. "
I am mounting many of the beautiful
Christmas cards sent, to be used on our
next Christmas tree.
When mailing, please give address, so
that I can acknowledge receipt. "Un-
known" had to be thanked for some of the
cards. Sincerely S. S. HARRIS.
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Jacksonville, Fla., June 15, 1909.,
Florida Life Insurance Company, Jacksonville,
Gentlemen-I acknowledge receipt this day
of your check for $1,000.00 in full settlement
on Policy No. 442, issued on the life of my late
husband, Walter M. Davis.
The proofs of death were delivered to you
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This company has designated a number of
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which it keeps the money collected in those
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keeping the money at home, instead of sending
it to the North, East and West to develop
other States, and thus receive no direct bene-
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This Company believes in assisting the dis-
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When dealing with a home company it is not
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HOME OFFICE, BISBEE BUILDING, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA.
NOTICE OF INCORPORATION.
Notice is hereby given that the under-
signed subscribers will, on the 4th day of
October, A. D. 1909, apply to the Gov-
ernor of the State of Florida for Letters
Patent on the following proposed charter
incorporating the UNITED TURPENTINE
J. G. GARDNER.
CHAS. A. HOPKINS.
JOHN W. CAPPER.
J. H. PITTMAN.
D. M. GORNTO.
We the undersigned, hereby associate
ourselves together for the purpose of be-
coming a body politic and corporate under
and by virtue of the laws of the State of
Florida, with and under the following
Articles of Incorporation:
The name of this corporation shall be
UNITED TURPENTINE COMPANY.
The principal place of business of this
corporation shall be at Jacksonville, Flor-
ida, but other places of business, offices or
agencies may be established in said State,
or any State or any. foreign country, by
order of the Board of Directors.
The general nature of the business to be
transacted by this corporation is to buy,
sell, mortgage, manufacture, hold, lease
and operate machinery and apparatus and
plants for the purpose of manufacturing
turpentine and other by-products from
wood, trees, sawdust, stumps, and timber;
to buy, sell, mortgage, hold, lease and
otherwise acquire and dispose of wood,
trees, sawdust, stumps, timber, timbered
lands, and real estate and personal prop-
erty, and all rights, interests or estates
therein, or in any of them, in the State of
Florida, or in any other State or foreign
country; to buy, sell, erect, construct,
equip, maintain, operate, lease and let, or
otherwise acquire, dispose of, hold and
maintain mills, distilleries, plants and
other property for the purpose of produc-
ing turpentine, naval stores and all other
articles, products and by-products de-
rived and manufactured from wood, trees,
stumps, sawdust and timber, and to -buy
either at retail or wholesale, and other-
wise deal in the same as factors or other-
wise; to procure, buy, sell, assign or other-
wise acquire and dispose of, patents, patent
rights, for machinery, parts of machinery,
or other things pertaining to the general
nature of the several businesses to be
conducted by this corporation, or any of
them; to sue and tobe sued; to contract,
and be contracted with; to buy, sell, hold,
transfer, cancel, issue and re-issue, and
otherwise deal in the stock of this corpora-
tion; and generally, to engage in every
business connected with or incident to the
several businesses aforesaid, or any of
The capital stock of this corporation
shall be TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND
DOLLARS ($25,000.00), divided into two
hundred and fifty shares, of the par value
of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS, each.
All or any portion of said capital stock
may be paid for in cash, services, or
property, at a fair and just valuation to
be determined and fixed by the Board of
The largest amount of indebtedness or
liability to which this corporation can, at
any time, subject itself to, is FIFTY
The By-Laws of this corporation shall
be adopted by the Board or Directors, and
may be repealed or amended by said Board
as shall therein be prescribed.
The business of this corporation shall be
conducted by a President, Vice-President,
Secretary, Treasurer, and a Board of Di-
rectors, composed of not less than three
or more than five stockholders; the offices
of Secretary and Treasurer may be held
by the same person, if desired by the
Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors shall be elected
at the annual meetings of the stockhold-
ers, by the stockholders; and the other
officers of this corporation shall be chosen
or elected by the Board of Directors. The
term of office shall be one year, ana until
the successor is elected and qualified under
the provisions of this Charter and the
By-Laws to be adopted.
Until the first annual meeting of the
stockholders, and election of officers by
the Board of Directors, the following per-
sons shall discharge the duties of the re-
spective offices, as follows:
.. G. Gardner, President;
Chas. A. Hopkins, Vice-President;
D. M. Gornto, Secretary;
John W. Capper, Treasurer.
The following shall constitute the Board
J. G. Gardner, Chas. A. Hopkins, D. M.
Gornto, John W. Capper, and J. H. Pitt-
The annual meetings of the stockhold-
eis shall be held at the office of this cor-
poration on the first Tuesday in November
of each year, beginning with the year of
1910; and the Board of Directors may
meet monthly, or oftener, if necessary.
The names and resid. aces of the incor-
porators hereof, and the amount of capital
stock subscribed for by each, are as fol-
J. G. Gardner, Jacksonville, Florida, ten
Chas. A. Hopkins, Jacksonville, Florida,
John W. Capper, Jacksonville, Florida,
J. H. Pittman, Jacksonville, Florida, five
D. MI. Gornto,
Jacksonville, Florida, five
J. G. GARDNER.
CHAS. A. HOPKINS.
JOHN W. CAPPER.
J. H. PITTMAN.
D. M. GORNTO.
State of Florida,
County of Duval.
Before me, a Notary Public in and for
the State of Florida at Large, personally
came J. G. Gardner, Chas. A. Hopkins,
John W. Capper, J. H. Pittman and D. M.
Gornto, who each executed the foregoing
proposed charter, and acknowledged before
me that he executed the same for the uses
and purposes therein expressed.
WITNESS my hand and official seal, this
the 27th day of-August, A. D. 1909.
(Seal.) J. D. SHAYLOR,
Notary Public State of Florida at Large.
My commission expires Dee. 31st, 1909.
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The Way They Build Big Houses in Big
I-ow different the buildings.in the cities
are constructed nowadays from what they
were when I was a boy! This is the
'thought that comes to me every time I
go to a big city and look.up at the tall
structures, ten, twenty, thirty and even
forty stories high. There's one up in New
York forty-two stories high and every
time I look up at it I almost dislocate my
These extremes of height are possible
and by reason of the process of construc-
tion employed. Such edifices are first built
of steel frame work and afterwards the
brick, stone or concrete is fitted in to
form the walls. Frequently the floors
are cement and the roofs are metal, and as
a consequence these buildings are proof
against fire, lightning and every atmos-
It is not. only these high buildings that
have metal roofs, however. In my travels
I notice them in all parts of the country
on dwellings, barns, churches and schools
and in my opinion they are the best roofs
a house can have. When once put on,
they last as long as the building itself-
-and the cost is barely more than wood
In an article by John Elfreth Watkins
in a recent issue of the Ladies Home Jour-
nal entitled "The Thunderstorm Buga-
boo," the superiority of metal roofs is well
explained, especially so far as lightning
is concerned. Mr. Watkins says in part:
Barns, sheds and warehouses are struck
more often than dwellings, stores or of-
fice buildings, when churches and schools
are struck the least often of all, according
to the most complete statistics; but jui~t
why this is so our meteorologists are as
yet unable to determine. Three times as
many barns as dwellings are struck an-
nually. The roof most often destroyed
by lightning is that of wood, that of slate
ranking next, and that of metal being the
safest of all. This is because metal, being
of these three materials, the best conduc-
tor, scatters the electric current, which
escapes before the house can be set on
Professor A. J. Henry, the lightning ex-
pert of the Weather Bureau, has this to
say on the matter: "In large cities the
use of lightning-rods is not imperative,
owing to the prevalence of modern steel
structures and, in general, buildings with
Among roofing experts the Cortright
MetaL Shingle is regarded as the standard
metal roof. Of course it has inferior imi-
tations, just like every other good thing
that is put on the market; but it is easy
to avoid these because on the genuine the
word "Cortright" is stamped on each sep-
arate shingle. I have known of this roof-
ing material for many years, but I never
met a builder or roofer-or, in fact, a
house owner-who had one single com-
plaint to make against the Cortright
goods. They certainly make a most or-
nainental roof and when you remember
also that they are fire proof, water proof,
storm proof and wear proof, you will re-
alize that there is practically no single
quality you could expect in a roof which
the Cortright shingle does not possess.
They are made of a high quality of met-
al, much lighter in weight than slate; any
man who is handy with tools can lay them
and all le needs is pair of hands, a pair of
shears, hammer and nails. The stock color
of them is dark red but they can be ob-
tain A in any color of paint desires.
We have them on qur church and I have
them on my house. They have been there
for some ten or twelve years and there-
fore I know our Southern climate does not
injure them in any way. When I go to
bed at night I feel very much more secure
than if I had a wood shingle roof over
my head. Fires are dangerous things,
especially in towns like ours where there
is no fire department and if a live spark
once gets a start on a wood roof in our
town the house is doomed.
1 always feel disposed to give full cred-
it where it is due and so far as the Cort-
right shingles are concerned I feel that I
am doing only anl act of simplee justice
to state that such a material surpasses
all others, and that the price is most rea-
sonable... If you are thinking of doing
any roofing, either on your house, your
barn, your church or your school. I
yould advise that you study the 'roofing
question very deeply. W. C. T.
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For example, on 11h famous cruise of the attention to the fact that the new Tsar was
American fleet- a'tr.iI.l the world there were an ardent lover of music and purchased no less
26 PIANOLA PIANOS:6 i the different battle- than seven PIANOLAS.
ships. Captain Bernier, whose expedition to the
When the great trnifis-Atlantic yacht race North Pole, sent out by the Canadian Gov-.
took pla'e itivas found that the boats finish- eminent, is still to be heard from, also car-
ing Fr.-t .i,.1 liil .:.-,,,.- PIANOLA PIIANOS. ries a PIANOLA PIANO.
An it.li.;il, ;..i td.:I'I connected with the Other instances could be multiplied indefi-
wed.hli'g ..f tli- present King and Queen of nitely.
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This letter fr.ii C'C.'-iui1:'i'. r P:.iy was
written on the ,'\r- .f lii, ..-..iI InI- upon
,the expedition !.1t ; .t:: thi i-:. ent one.
ITow fully his anticip tibns of enjoyment
were realized is shown by several enthus-
iastic references to the PIANOLA PIANO
in his book, "Nearest the Pole." Among
other things, he says:
"At times the days seemed to rush by
with the velocity of the flood-tide._past
Sheridan; .at others they were as tardy
as if moored -.to a rock. At all these
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The Aeolian Company:
Gentlemen-Just a line before starting North in regard
to the beautiful Pianola Piano which, through the gen-
erosity of my friend, H. H. Benedict, I purchased for
The compactness of the instrument makes it seem
not out of place even in the contracted quarters of an
Arctic ship, and the few moments which it has been pos-
sible to spare to it this far satisfy me that it will be
one of the most potent aids .to the enjoyment of the
members of the expedition during the "Great- Night"
of the Arctic regions.
Very sincerely yours,
I. '. PEARY.
times the PIANOLA PIANO, Mr. Benre-
dict's splendid-gift, was invaluable, sooth-
ing and lightening many an hour and send-
ing me baok to my -work refreshed and
with new energy."
In setting out upon his present trip,
which has resulted in placing the Ameri-
can flag at the North Pole, Peary not only
took the PIANOLA PIANO with him
again, but also added to his previous col-
lection of music a hundred rolls of the
latest and jolliest selections.
That the PIANOLA is in fact "the Standard
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selection by the most distinguished classes
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the best, it is always the PIANOLA that is
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