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m ?4; EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDKfSDAY, FEBRUARY 10th, 1909. _ N0-2'
The B. Y. P. U in the Church.
D. NIXON DORN*.
,The Baptist church needs a train
ing ground for its young members.
An organization for- the develop
i ment of its new material. A meet
ing that seeks to bring out the cap
abilities of their members, and
teaches them to put these capabili
ties into practice, for their own good
and more especially for the good of
thosj around them.
Some one has said: "Leaders are
horn, not made." But if there are
boin leaders amongst us, there must
be some place of development for
these leaders, so that they will be
efficient arid capable to lead.
It is said that Armour, che *'meat
k;ng," had his son to start at the
lowest position in his great meat es
tablishment in Chicago, and gradu
ally work bis way through every de
tail ju the meat packinjg business.
By mastering every detail in the
work, he is prepared to be an effi
cient and capable leader in his heri
Just so with the young church
member, if he is ever to be a wide-a
wake, working member, he must be
trained, and in touch with the min
utest details of church work.
Such-a place we claim the B. Y.
P. U. is, if properly conducted and
carried on. Not only a place to
show you, what to do, bm; how to
The church isjreally composed of
people of hidden possibilities. Per
haps naturally capable to do a great
deal towards furthering the work of
the church. How are thty to \ be
gotten into the work? We have
had preachers for ages. We must
have men to carry on t.lie work,
where are they to be had? How
can they be gotten! The answer is,
Train the young church member to
do the work. Without this train
ing, we not only lose the work
which they may do. and thc help to
others, but soon we lose the young
member himself And perha ps he is
3 never again to be reached. They
must be trained in such a. way that
they will meet the requirements of
the church work of today. Can't
' the B. Y. P. U. do this work?
The church must have something
of the character of the'B. Y. P.
U. in order to have leaders and
workers for the future. The S. S.
needs workers. The prayer meet
ing is carried on by the faithful few.
The Mission work needs helpers.
Can't a B. Y. P. U help to fur
nish these? What use have Church
es for eloquent and well-educated
preachers? The members are not
competent to listen. The Superin
tendent of the Sunday School must
have help or else he can't carry on
his work. The present Missionaries
and Missionary workers cannot for
ever carry on their present labors.
The Church of the coming genera
tion will have to be a step backward .
unless it work gets recruits from
A pastor of a new Church in the
upper part of our State, a cit y church
tells his members that all have a
work to do in the Church and must
be at it, if he is to be their pastor.
When a Church gets grown, it will
soon be on the decline, for the work
must either go forward or it will go
backward of itself.
The Sunday School is where the
Bible is taught. The B. Y. P. . U.
is where you are trained to use this
Bible. Every part of B. Y. P. U.
work is essentially What is to be
done, how is it to be done?
The Christian culture course in
the B. Y. P. JJ. gives its members
instructions in Baptist doctrine,
church usages, mission and evangel
The Sunday School furnishes the
majority of the converts for the
churches, this is the aim of the Sun
day School. The B. Y. P. TJ. instructs
these new members along the lines
of Christian activity and the use of
whatever efforts they control in the
efficient extension of the kingdom of
Christ. * ^ .
Why does the B. Y. P. JJ. exceed
the Prayer Meeting in the training
of the young church member? My
'observation is, in the first place,
yOu cant get them to attend the pray
er meeting, there is nothing for
them to do. To have a person in
tel ested in any kind of work he
must- have some part of it to do.
The B. Y. P. U. is carried on by
the young church members them
selves. They have a regular course
of study. These studies are of
course based on the Bible, church
doctrine, missionary and evangelical
work. The meeting is devotional,
bu$ not altogether so. The work is
adapted to the needs of the younger
worker and furnishes information
which will keep alive the energy aifd
"go-forwardness" of those engaged
in it. This work is based on some
material to be used. Each meeting
links with the last and points to the
one that comes next. The subjects
furnish food for thought. Becoming
acquainted with the subject urges
on to new work and experiences.
"The Sunday School teaches; the
B. Y. P: U trains those who are
taught". The Sunday School fur
nishes the young Convert to the
Church, the B. Y. P. U. trains him
to do work in the church. From ,
the Sunday School the church mem
ber is first realized; from his train
ing in the B. Y. P. IT. he is able to
help in the church work. The Sun
day School teaches its members the
Bible, the B, Y. P. U. instructs
them how to put this knowledge to
practical and benficial use.
The B. Y. P. U. has'clearly a place
to fill which no other church auxil
iary has yet filled. "Practice makes
perfect", and if the talents of the
young church members are put to
use, they will be developed as they
can in no other way.
Some have talents in one direction
and some in another. On whatever
line of work these talents lay they
should be found out, so as to bring
out the highest possibilities in them
and mature their possessors along
the lines of the greatest good.
The men and women, who are the
leading spirits of the church to-day
will not "be here always. With the
proper encouragement and care in B.
Y. P. U. work, men and women
will be trained to take these places
and anxious to help in the work for
the extension qf Christ's Kingdom.
The "Man of the Hour" is with
With his present development, he
has his own way.
But when comes the morrow, oh
where shall he be,
His energy past his usefulness will
For morrows must come and
victors must fade,
With achievements forgotten he'll
be "in the shaue".
So we must plan for the future, while
we triumph to-day,
That the morro AV may break, in e'en
This should berthe motto;
"Be never content",
It will account for progress* which
none will repent.
If the B. Y. P U. doeth its best,
year in and year out,
Each year they'll do better, without
Thanks His Friends.
Mr. A. J. Ouzts, who by dint of
hard work and close attention to
business has steadily improved his
farm since settling near McKendree, (
had the misfortune to lose his barn
by fire recently, and has requested
us to convey his sincere thanks to
his neighbors for their heroic work
in saving his stock and vehicles.
Had not Mr. Ouzts' f riei ds come
to his assistance the loss would have
been much greater.
Cabbage Plants: We have all
varieties of sea-coast cabbage plants
for sale. Received fresh by express.
Dunovant & Co.
We have ii
In this lot of
Extracts From Address by Prof.
J. N. Harper Before the Live
"No man can measure the farmers'
' opportunities, and Lhe progress that
is now being made along all lines of
agricultural development throughout
our country is simply wonderful.
But, gentlemen, Ave are not making
the progress that we should. How
ever, within the last year many fac
tors have been at work improving
the agricultural conditions of our
state. Among these may be mention
ed the work of the State Agricultu
ral and Mechanical Society, the
Farmers' Union, this Live Stock as
sociation, the grand work of our
State department of agriculture, the
work of,the State experiment station
the work of our Agricultural and
Mechanical college and the work of
the United States deparment of agri
culture. Some one has said, 'Though
the art of agriculture is far older
than civilization yet this world
wide vocation is still in the infancy
of its development.'
"I believe that every acre can be
made to quadruple its present aver^
age production and it will when the
larger demands are made upon it.
At this meeting I wish to say as
briefly as possible that we can not
hope to make much progress in gen
eral agriculture without ' keeping
considerable more live stock. It is
not probable that there will ever be
a complete revolution in our present
system of farming. Southern soils
are naturally better suited to cotton
than to most any other crop, and for
ages cotton will be the chief money
"There are, however, a great many
plants that could be grown here ,
profitably in proper rotation with
the crops that are now grown that ]
would materially change our present ?
methods, and to convert these crops .
into ready money, we must keep ,
more live stock. How often has it- ,j
been said that the one crop system" '
is the curse of the South. No coun- ?j
try of any itge has 'evTSr*remained
permanetly wealthy agriculturally .
that depended upon one or two
crops and before we can ever hope \
to make any advancement we must ,
stop devoting so much of our labor
land and time to cotton. j
"lt is true farm labor has been i
more or) less demoralized in the 1
South for 40 years and for many
years the farmers have been forced i
to sell their main money crop for J
about wh?t it cost to produce it.This
condition'was caused largely by debt
and the condition of things general
ly but there is a gradual improve
ment. The farmers of the South are i
getting to be more independent. <
However we must confess that the i
labor problem is still at its worst ]
and there are a great number of our
farmers who are still drifting around i
(Continued to eighth page) i
i transit a solid
forty buggies w
Mrs. W. L. Coleman left on Mon
day for Savanna!),;'Ga., for a visit to
her sister Mrs. Mary Ryals.
Mrs. Grey,';fo$ Greenville, has
been visiting her cousin, Mrs. G. P.
Mrs. Emma. Mibbley entertained
a few of her friends with a dining
on last Thursday,
Mr. Will ; Hoyt will leave this
week for Asheville, N. C., for a
visit to his little daughter.
Messrs. Luke; Rushton and Cip
Jones of Batesburg^ visited relatives
here on Sunday. V '
Judge J. D. Al??jhV. of Edgefield,
was a welcomed.: v^ifibr-here on last
Mrs. W. B. Cojffbnxn .and Miss
Ruth Cogburn viBi?ed at the home
of Mr. A. P. Lott last week.
The UnioVStatidn; a comedy, by
the home talent, .'and under the di
rection of Miss Critchfield, of In
diana, will be had;Jii Friday even
ing, 12th, atthe^^?fcoi auditorium,
and promises to he^ry amusing.
Mr. H. D. G.rarx?ow of Branch
ville, . yjsited ffiendmere this. week,
^'jmss Harriet frWey enterai ned
six of her' girl friends with a lun
cheon on Friday ofjfcliis week.
Mrs. M. E. ?SJ?J^ spent several
days of last weeks1 fm Aiken at the
home of her brothe^Mr. Myers.
Mrs. Mary Ashle^of Fruit.,4jill,
spent a few days l?^fehis weekdiere
with her brother, Bi\ B. Allen.
She% was returning-, fronniAiken
where she went to ."intend the mar
riage of a relative/. V
Delightful in evef^way was the
tea on Friday ?vent?t with which
Mrs. J. H. White^complimented
Miss Mary T. Nance. Miss Nance
is a young woman of,);charming per
sonality and all present were de
lighted to meet her again, and the
hours quickly passed. A tempting
repast was daintily, serged and sou
venirs of the occasion were found
it each place. Those; lhat formed
the party were: 3|?dam.es J. L.
Walker, T. R, Dennvi J. A. Lok,
J. W. Marsh, - arid Lillian |J
ffobf?yTBosia Wem, Jnmr??yl?P
md Lillie LaGrone.
, On Tuesday afternoon, from 3:30
;? 6 o'clock Misses Lucile and
Fosie Mobley-eutertained the Y. W.
A, in a charming manner. Pro
gressive games were indulged in,
if ter which a salad course followed
3y sweets was served.
Mrs. A. P. Lewis . has returned
?rom a short visit to relatives at
"Whatmak?s the newspapers tell
so many lies?" asked a rather in
?onsiderate Peorian of a newspaper
nan the other day, according to the
"Because we have to get most of
Dur information from liars," was the
car of the Ce
e have all styl
h rubber tires, ?
RED HILL LETTER.
One of the most enjoyable social
gatherings that we have had any
where around . here for some time
was a box party at the home of Dr.
W. E. Prescott, on last Friday night.
This party was given for the pur
pose of entertaining the young peo
ple and obtaining money to help
buy furniture for the Prescott
school house. Dr. Prescott's home
is a great place for such an entertain
ment, as it has spacious rooms and
hallways well equipped and' beauti
fully lighted with acetylene gas
lights and above all because Dr. and
Mrs. Prescott are there to scatter
sunshine among their guests. Fath
ers and mothers as well as the young
people were there from different
sections of the country.
The first part of the evening was
spent in social conversation and
playing gaines and then the contest
for a beautiful cake began. Quite
a number of couples promenaded
in the hall and judges were placed
to decide which couple walked the
most graceful. The cake was award
ed to Miss Emmie Lanham and
Prof. C. M. Mellichamp and second
prize, a box of nice candy,was award
ed to Miss .Mabel Prescott and Paul
Another beautiful cake was given
to the one who drew a certain num
ber out of a box in which were a
hundred numbers. Mr. Charlie
Wates of Clarks Hill drew 28 and
got the cake.
The boxes which were brought by
the ladies were then sold to the
highest bidder and the young men
buying the boxes not only got the
box with its delicious contents but
had the opportunity of eating with
the young lady who brought it (and
also judge of her cooking ability.)
The neat sum of twenty-five dol
lars-was taken in.
A debate, upon country and town
life, was engaged in by some of the
most advanced pupils in our school
on Friday afternoon and was great
ly enjoyed by the pupils, some pat
rons, and_the teachers.... Rev. .T.. T.
>f the judges in favor of the "coun
ty crackers" and in his remarks
lighly complimented the pupils of
:he Red Hill school, saying that
;hey had such strong minds.
We are looking forward to next
Saturday afternoon week, as the
Woman's Missionary Society has
innounced that they will then serve
>ysters at the school house. They
ire to be fresh Norfolk oj3ters, and
?erved stewed at twenty-five cents
ier plate and the proceeds to go
;owards buying a handsome pulpit
iuit'for the church. This is a wor
ihylcause and they hope to have a
arge crowd present not only of Red
rlillians but from various other pia
ses Be sure and come and- bring
,Tour wife and daughters or sisters,
>r somebody's else sister or daugh
lebrated Roek I
es, including; Ca
The weather has been so unusual
ly favorable for this season of the
year for farm work our farmers are
far in advance of previous years.
Many large fields have already been
plowed up for another crop, and we
are glad to report that our farmers
are mire interested in corn and for
age crops than in former years. The
cold weather some time ago dam
aged small grain considerably, es
pecially oats in this section.
The Rehoboth Sunday school was
re-organized last Sunday morning,
electing the following officers for
the year: J. D. Hughey was re-1
sleeted superintendent, J. E. Stone,
issistant superintendent and W.
M. Stone, secretary. All of these are
roung men who are greatly inter
ested in the Sunday school cause.
Mrs. E. C. Winn happened to al
rery painful accident last Wednes
lay by a fall which badly sprained
The young people of Rehoboth,
31eora and Red Hill will meet at
,he new home of Mr. R. A, Wash,
?ext Friday evening to enjoy a
valentine party. '
Mr. George Golphin, a very in
telligent and promising youngman
"rom the town of Ninety Six,|visited
i friend in the community last Mon
Mr. John Quarles. a popular and
landsome young man from the Red
?ill community, called on a friend
last Sunday evening in our com-1
Messrs. C. H. Whatley and Wil-1
ie Whatley visited friends near |
virksev last Saturdav and Sunday.
Greatly Pleased With
Mary T. Nance.
Mr. A. R. Nicholson, county su
>erintendent of education, told
>n Monday of his visits last week
o Berea, Limestone, Pine Grove
tfcKendrec, Meeting Street, and
jong Cane schools, calling also up
?n the negro schools in those com
nunities. Mr. Nicholson's visits
?Uawidjclosely..upon ,1jlie visits of
tliss Nance to" the si"
nd without exception' the teachers
poke in the highest terms of Miss
iance and her work. All of them
xpressed the belief that her coming
mong our people will give a new
mpetus to the cause of education
ii the county.
On this same afternoon the wo
?en expect to organize a W. O. W.
ircle and all the women who are
iterested in joining now or at some
utre time even are requested to be
Ask Mr. Littlejohn what the vis
>n is that he has seen. He is ex
ecting great things for -Red Hill
i the future and so is
"MARKED COPY" on a newspaper
wrapper is sure to mr.ke the receiver
open and read..
Last year a southern man bought
fifty-copies of his local paper contain
ing a suggestion for a factory location,
marked them and mailed them to flfty
lndlviduals or concerns that might be
Result: Twelve immediate inquiries,
three propositions for the factory site,
one thriving factory located which to
day pays wages to 175 persons living
In that town. .
Watch this paper for such opportu
nities to BOOM YOUR TOWN.
One Hour in Johnston.
It was the writer's good fortune
to spend one hour between trains
in Johnston Friday morning. It is
said the human body undergoes a
change every seven years, but the
town of Johnston has experienced a
complete metamorphosis in a short
er space of time. Old houses have,
been made new by .re-modeling andr
re-painting; handsome new residen
the long row 1 of : old-style wooden
stores along Main | street, like so
many box cars side by side, have
given place to modern brick struct
ures, some with marble fronts.
The most artistic building on the
business block is' the home of the
Bank of Johnston. While the wri
ter was passing down Main street
the very attractive exterior of the
building arrested, our attention and
i look at the beautiful tile, heavy
plate glass, marble and massive
mahogany fixtures within caused us
to enter involuntarily. We were
warmly greeted by Mr. S. J. Wat
lon, one of the most capable and
efficient bank officers in the state, as
veli as a citizen whose sterling
raits of character would make him
i tower of strength in any commu
In elegance and convenience of
irrangement, the interior of the
Bank of Johnston surpasses many
>f the city banks. The . large outer
:ounter, over which passes many
housands of dollars each day, is
onstructed f of massive, beautifully
arved mahogany, mounted - upon
, heavy marble base. The conv'en
ently arranged desks within, one
or each official, are also made of
tighly polished mahogany.
The writer was ushered by Mr.
Vatson into the "holy of holies,^
rhere the goldf and silver and
reenbacks and notes and mortga
ges o' "*>oi'3es and lands and cattle
"jj* a thousand hills" are kept,
n the center of the steel vault is a .
crew door safe of the most modern
ype, which though small and un
iretentious in appearance, defies the
aost expert yeggmen.
This prosperous institution has a
apital of $75,000 and surplus and
ndivided profits of $10,000. Last
ear, soon after consolidating with
he newly organized Farmers Bank,
he Bank of Johnston paid a divi
end of fifty per cent to its stock
riders, being practically all of its
urplus earnings up to that time.
?he officers of the bank are: J. D.
Sidson, president; S. J. Watson,
ashier; H. G. Eid son, assistant
ashier; W. B. Ouzts, receiving,
slier, and W. C. Derrick, paying
Thirty and more years ago-just
ow many need not be stated-a
ottage surrounded by roses and
omegranates stood upon the site
,rhere this beautiful, modern bank
uilding now stands, and if we are
orrectly informed, it was in this
ine-clad cottage that the writer
ras born. For that reason this spot,
ow the heart of thc business por
ion of the town of Johnston, has
allowed associations for us.
After leaving the bank, the wri
ir met and chatted with several
riends which made our short stay
i Johnston exceedingly pleasant.
nter the Corn Growers' Contest.