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an unfaltering devotion that is beyond
all words of praise. The members of
the faculty have tasked their noble
walents in self-denving service which
mere money can never compensate.
The students. by a singular gentility
<f conduct and steadfastness of appli
cation have proved their devotion by
their deeds. The town of Newberry
proudly claims "our college" as the
chief iewel in its encircling crown of
hills. Our visitors prv e their friend
ship by their presence. But of all
.ur rinds. behold the leader there.
When George Hli!an<i breathed his
steroststregth im, Is dying"
,Prayer "Go:i bles Newberry Col
lg." it Wa et orge Cr iner that
straightway became the obedient in
strunnt of the divine hlessing. At
the cost or sacritice which l h.s ever
been too modest to acknowlcdge. he
quiebtly I-id aside the t-1ga of the
iurist for the mantle that fel, trom
heaven. And now when once more.
with impaired strength but ennobled
spirit, he enters tha: career which is
evermore his debtor for his consent
ing to adorn it. Newberry college will
follow him with the fond pride which
a mother bestows upon her favorite
son: while she rejoices that he will
continue to dwell close by her fos
tering side, to cheer her by his pres
ence. to inspire her younger sons with
his own -high ideals. and to counsel
her in every time of need. God-spe.ed
to you. our best friend, tried and true.
Friends of Newberry college. I pro
pose without further ado to discubt
with you the question this morning.
Why should the college have friends?
What is there in the character
-of such an institution as New
berry to deserve the loyal devo
tion of right-thinking men and wo
men? " hat reason has a college li!fe
Newberry for continued existence and
support in these days of the numerous
vich universities? What makes the
college worth while? And I think we
ought to find an answer to such ques
tion in the c,.isideration of the end
which the college pursues. and of the
means which it ought to adopt toward
the end. Or. to state the subject in
somewhat different terms, I shall try
to answer the general question. "\Vhy
should the college have friends?" by
a discussion of the subject and the
method of Christian collegiate edu
Observe that I am speaking. of a
college as distinct from a university.
The two spheres are entir-ly diverse.
You cannot make a universi'y simply
by dubbing a college with the name.
A university is a collection cf technical
schools for the purpose, of producing
specialized workmen. The key-word
of a university is specialism. But
specialism, in order to flourish, must
be grafted upon a firm and well de
veloped stock. It is the function of a
college to produce that stock by a
careful process of general culture.
The college does not stand for es
pecial culture in one particular di
Ttioj~n, but for that precedent gener
al culture without which successful
specialization cannot be achieved. It
is not necessary that every educated
man should be a specialist, but it is
necer.sary that he be broadly cultured.
a.nd the college is to assist him to
Let us proceed now to inquire as
to what this general culture, in its
esence. really is. I ask at once. is
it not only another name for a culti
vated. wvell developed manhood? Does
not culture stand for character, and
is not character just another way of
spelling manhood? Then let me re
mark at the outset, to begin with the
physical rudiments, that the first foun
dation of a sound manhood is a sound
body. Manhood can exist without it.
as many suffering heroic lives have
proved. But the normal plan is sure
ly for the body to be the keen,.strong
tool of the soul, and the welfare of
the average individual is vastly en
hanced by the possession of physical
strength. It is one of the primary
<duties of a college. therefore, to pro
vide for the bodily training of its
wards. I believe in athletics. I do
not believe in brutal sport, but as be
tweeni two evils, if I had to choose.
I wo.uld prefer the rough clown to
the effeminate coward. Far better.
let us have neither. Athletics should
always be held in its rightful place.
as a means to an end. The sole ob
ject of bodily training is to provide
a sotund body for a sound mind, a
clean and wholesome temple for the
What is the soul? It is the spirit
of which the body is the shrine. Hid
fronm all earthly vision, veiled in a se
ful, its essence forever an unsolve<
enigma. we nevertheless can know it
no,des of action. and the chief aim o
eh:cationt is to make and keel) thes,
modes of actio:n string and free. Tht
ml is known t, mie as that inv-isihlt
true self within me which thinks an<
feels and wills. F-r ptirposeS of con
venience we are therefore accustone<
t, divide the indivisible :.nd recogniz
th-: three soul-faenlties .f the inte!
lee:. the sensibilities. and the wi !
It is the chi-f oftice of the Christh
c cllege t l ciltivate llarmnious!y thi
hpiritual man. It teache
hli;m tknow aright in -rder that h
may r ightly fcel. t the end that ii
r'.tht-:u will may vtraightway
in well balanced actions that serve thc
hil'hc-t welfare of tie world. I1h
- c 27!e eaims t' l>roducte a sain
a ndl venyhalanced manhn.)d. -teady
!!iwllCed. w%here head and li-ar
and will act in a perfect unison o
mtsical .ervice. No other educati-m
ai truth is so important as that w(
mvuist always be on guard against th<
,over emphasis of any one of the,;
three faculties. or the neglect of any
one of them. for the result in either
case is sure to be a discordant cul
ture which means a deformed devel
;Opment. an inharmonious character
a manhood that falls below its possi
ble maximum of harmonious excel
No less a witness than Charles
Darwin gives startling testimony t<
this all-important fact out of his owt
experience. In his latter life he bit
terly regretted that his purely scien
tific training had causd his -sensibil
ities toward music and poetry. his
higher tastes. as he says, -to become
"atrophied." "Up to the age of thir
tv"-I quote from his life and letters
--pbetry of many kinds gave me
great pleasure. and even as a school
boy I took intense delight in Shakes
peare. especially in the historica
plays. I have also said that formerl3
pictures gave me considerable, and
music very great delight. But now
for many years I cannot endure to
read a line of poetry. I have tried
lately to read Shakespeare and found
it so intolerably dull that it nauseated
me. I have also almost lost my taste
for pictures or music. My mind seems
to have become a kind of machine foi
I grinding general laws out of large
collection of facts. The loss of these
tastes is a loss of happiness, and may
possibly be injurious to the incellect
and nore probably to the mora! char
acter. by enfeebling the emotiona
part of ur nature." When too lat<
to draw personal prolit from the les
0son. this great spxialis: in natura
law d-zovered the he himself had
violated the great law ot spiritna
harmony. and paid the penalty. 1
is not that we have no need for sin
tific specialists. By all means let us
have all the specialized scholars w<
can get. for only upon the basis of
rigorous division of labor can the rac,
make progress towvard the acquire
nent of truth. But a man's shar<
in the large full life of the worl<
should be so firmly and so permanent
lv secured ior him that whether hi
be preacher or scientist, farmer .oi
college professor. he should still be
man "for a' that" with sensibiltes at
keen as -his intellect, and sympathie:
no less profound .than his knowledge
But there is danger equally grea
on the side of the cultivation of the
enmotions at the expense of the intel
lect and will. The annals, of poetry
and music, two noble arts which ap
peal chiefly to the sensibilities fo1
response-are not those annals stain
ed on many an otherwise gloriout
page with the emotional excesses o:
genius? Nor have the musicians anc
the poets alone a monopoly of thit
fault of emotional excess. Common
place men suffer from it constantly
In one man it takes the form of .2
mandlin sentimentality which hindenl
justice in the pursuit and punishmen1
of crime. In another it begets an un
governable temper. which degradet
him in his own sight and in the es
teenm of his fellows. Still others be
come libertines and sots. In any case
the result is a defective and inhar
monious manhood. because the educa
tion,. the development, of the man
has lacked even balance and propei
proportion, full manhood being noth
ing else than the resonant music o
the well-attuned soul, with its three
fold chord of intellect, sensibilities
Last, but not least, no man-building
can be anywise complete that ignore:
or- neglects the will. For the willi
(f the very essence of manhood
which implies above everything els
ust strength. -Tnl the fact of th
I hinian will there is a grandly ma
je4tic suggestion that compels us to
ith'nk about God. as though in the
S-,t wai of this wonderful power of
h..ie- I e h ad given tZ 1s somewhat
ungli v. gr:tlde-r 1- t)ur dust.
S . near - Go(l to man.
When duty whisper w. Thou must.
The y-lth replie-. I can.
: \' a rea: lritish p.-: ]wh- clici
pci7:rc tle i ue st f pv
i-.t , r t :at wecet spir:.ial citV
t- r.w! all truith and purity and
w," r h:Il wh'-e will -itrong:
Suffers. but h! will iot sifftr long:
e elut h I canIo: suffe
F - him nor mov-es the loud world's
N ai! Calamity'- 1 gest waves
h seems a promiontory oi rock.
That. c;npas,'d roun! with turbulent
i middle ocean meets the surging
Bit ill for him who. bettering not
Corrupts the strength of heaven-de
.\nd ever weaker grows thro' acted
Or seeming-genial venial fault.
Recurring and suggesting still:
He seems as one whose foot-steps
Toiling in immeasurable sand.
And o'er a weary sultry land.
Far beneath a blazing vault.
Sown in a wrinkle of the monstrous
The City sparkles like a grain of salt.
The true Christian college must
shun as it were death, because it does
truly mean miasma for the soul.
whatsoever teaching may impeach in
any form "the strength of heaven-de
scended Will"-whether it be the
blind determinism of a materialistic
evolution. the insidious fatalism
which pervades a certain pessimistic
school of literature, or the distorted
doctrine of an abortive creed. These
must be supplanted by a wholesome
inculcation of the godlike doctrine
of choice, and the Will must be prac
tically trained in the noble discipline
of self-control. without which charac
ter can never begin to be.
And yet. on the other hand. the will
may be overtrained at the expense
of the head and the heart. at the ex
pense of a musical character. The
man who is purely practical. and
nothing more. is not the ideal man
for whose building the college should
labor. I imagine the famous Dr. Fell
to have been a type of the purely
* actical man-pilloried forever in
those four quaint lines:
I do not like thee. Dr. Fell.
The reason why I cannot tell:
But this I know. T know full well.
I do not like thee. Dr. Fell.
In these dayc, however, he is usual
ly a business man. whose motto is
success. whose world is his petty lit
tle. trade. and whose only god is his
wimll. Hard. unfeeling, dominant, un
reasoning. the purely practical man
is possibly the greatest menace that
confronts society today. with his con
tempt for the intellectual and the hu
inanities. with his stony determina
tion to beat and hammer his way, at
whatever cost to others. straight to his
selfish goal while the blind world
stands by and applauds.
The fact is. that while you hear men
talk of the intellectual type of man
hood. and the emotional type of man
hood: and the practical type of man
hood, there is only one type of man
hood, after all, and it is none of these,
but it unites them all into one. The
true man is he whose brain is clear
and sane. but not self-worshipful:
whose heart can feel true pity. but
'harden itself against sham sentiment:
and whose will is at once a noble
agent for his own control and an engine
in the work of the world. The true
gentleman is one in whom the ele
ments are so mixed that nature can
stand up and say, Behold a man; and
whose true epitaph might be. "He
saw life steadily and saw it whole.
"The true Christian college is a man
builder:" therefore should the college
But the friends of the college musi
see to it that the work of the schoo:
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
I ittle touche. of sorrow deepen our
iraze into lifC.
All other suffering is mild and pleas
and compared with that of a woman
who has paralysis of the tongtie.
June 8, '04, at 10 a. m.
Fach and a!l par:ics who are hold
a key or keys to the box of mon
er exhin:d in our show window. are
herebi notiied that they iust call -n
:re sp'ciled date and hour inl or
.e that they may try their key or
ler a ee whe:her they wil unlnck
kc,- an L' fiv % flc
The col.:win. enitions mus: be
utrikl c. mpiled wvith:
Ti.h party -elected to conduct
the trial of keys shall be in absolute
control at all times of said box. Lock
and permi:: n r,ugh usage or break
age of lock oi box.
2. No kev shall or will be allowed
to be used to unlock the box unless
key is accompained by the original
3. No key will be tried more than
once or alowed to unlock the box
more than once. and will be taken by
the party in charge of the box.
4. The party whose key unlocks
the box the first time will be entitled
to ten dollars ($io.oo).
3. The party whose key unlocks
the box the second time will be en
titled to six dollars ($6.oo).
6. The party whose key unlocks
the box the third time shall be en
titled to four doll, ..; ($4.oo).
7. No money shall be paid to
either of the three (3) parties unless
each has signed a sworn statement.
testifying that they are the prope
owners of the keys and that every
thing appertaining to the trans
action was fair. honest and legiti
9. Every owner of keys must fall
in line and await his turn.
9. No further notice shall be re
quired or issued.
Please act accordingly.
Duf ys Pure
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