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HOLLAND HALL DEDICATION
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illustration of it. (I find this even
recorded in the report of the U. S
commissioner of education for igo1.
The Emperor of Germany has in re
cent years issued an order. directing
that in the gymnastia or college- En
glish shall be int?oduced as an option
al study equal to Greek or as a sub
stitute for French. A French papei
comments on this action as follows
"At present the business impulse i!
undoubtedly strongest in Germany
But the German has encountered th<
Englishman everywhere as a coin
petitor.-In this kind of struggle thi
nations at first combat each other
but they soon come to terms. espec
r ially if they are similar in race an<
language. The period of violent corn
petition and enmity between Ger
many and England has been bu
short, nor has it been very critical
Today the English and Germans hav4
settled down to friendly competition
That, then, is the reason why th<
young men of the German middl<
classes, who .are not to become cava
liers nor men of the world, but busi
ness men and industrials, are advisec
by their Emperor to learn Englist
rather than French."
I would be greatly misunderstood
if any of you got tthe idea from mi
use of tiis illustration and my refer
ence to the demands, which an indus
trial age makes upon education, tha
I thought that a technical educatioi
was the only proper preparation foi
life in this age. I tried to make i
emphatically clear in the earlier par
of this address that in my estima
tion that culture side of education i
indispensable. Not mere skill i.
what is wanted, and not mere culture
but culture combined with skill.
An industrial age is not one tha
is insensible to the aesthetic an<
spiritual sides of life. Art, literature
and religion are not thrust aside, ir
this age of industrial development
They are still vital interests. Bu
this age differs from former ages ir
that it demands a higher educatior
for the industrial side of life also. Th<
day is past when a <ollege educatior
was considered the proper prepara
tion especially for the. three profes
sions of law, medicine, and theology
Now there are other professional mer
besides lawyers, doctors, and min
isters. The great number of engi
neers and scientifically trained men
many of whom are directly employe<
in the industries of the country, mus
also be regarded as professional men
Only a minority of college graduate
now become lawyers, doctors, an<
ministers. Most of them seene thei:
generation in other employm'ents
Colleges are becoming more demo
cratic. They prepare not only
larger number, but a greater variet
of young people, young women a:
well as young men, for a greate:
variety of callings in life. We re
joi.ce in this progress of education
But we realize also that it makes
closer adaptation of college study t<
the manifold needs of educated powe:
in the work of the world necessary.
I will not weary you by carrying
out this line of thought into furthe
details. The main thought can b<
stated in a few words. The text o
education is efficiency, not any kin<
of efficiency, but efficiency in the par
~ticular sphere of work in which it be
comes our duty to labor. With thi
alteration of the conditions of life
there must be a constant, buj grad
ual change of the work of the schoo
in form and substance, in the meth
ods, and in the educational means
The school must remain in touch witl
I am well aware that this constan
e-adjustment and reconstruction o
e work of schools and colleges i
ifficult, and, what is worse, it is at
nded with disadvantages. Man:
-periments are made which prov,
ilures, and the pupil suffers th'
ost harm. One especially undesir
he thing is that it leads to over
wvding the curriculum. The pu
is overburdened with school tasks
thoughts are carried in too man:
ctions at one time for him reall;
et into one thing. The time al
d for any one branch of stud:
be limited to lay a good ground
for the principles of elective
oduced, where minds are incap
f a rational choice. And s<
very eagerness to give th'
f tis generation the best nre
paration for the work, which they will
have to do in their generation, we
may be hindering their real useful
ness. But notwithstanding mistakes
that are inseparable from ,lI human
endeavors, the collective wisdom of
the people, assuming specific form in
the plans of the leading educators of
the country, is not likely to go very
tar wrong in the selection of that edu
cation, which is most closely related
This institution, another period of
the history of which we are making
todav by the dedication of Holland
Hall, is a Lutheran college. It is
appropriate that we inciuire how far
we are carrying out the ideas
of our great teacher Luther, in
modern education. We will
let another a Presbyterian. President
Robert Ellis Thompson, tell us what
these ideas were:
. "To the reforamtion. and espec
ially to Luther. popular education
owes a very good impulse. In some
sense we may say it began at that
date. The claim put forth that the
Bible should become the people's
book, and the efforts to circulate new
i translations of it, as well as other ed
ifying books. involved, as a correla
tive, a general effore to make the new
literature accessible to the common
people by a general diffusion of
knowledge. But Luther aimed at
diffusing a national education that
should be truly such. In his appeals
to the German cities urging them to
set up good schools-"not such as
have -been heretofore, where a lad
learned at his Donatus and his Alex
ander for twenty or maybe thirty
years, but never learned them"-he
especially pleads for the general study
of letters-"good poets and histories"
-and for the formation of city li
braries of all sorts of good books as
the complement of the school system.
[ He would have the chronicles of their
own country hold a prominent place
in these collections. He would thus
provide not only a competent body
of educated men for the service of
tthe church and state, but also "a
plenty of fine learned, rational, hon
orable, well-brought-up citizens" as
"the best and costliest possession of
There we have the ideal that is still
before us "a plenty of fine, learned.
rational, honorable, well-brought-up
citizens." May Newberry give many
more such to state and country as
Iwell as to the church.
These thoughts came to my mind
while reflecting of the application of
the idea contained in the description
of David's life as a serving of his
generation, to the great work of ed
ucation. And that text was sug
.gested to me while thinking of him,
whose name this building is to per
petuate,- if indeed it needs any such
means of perpetuation. I will now
explain why I thought it a suitable
thing to .speak from it. I heard
President George WV. Holland
preach on it once here in Newberry.
A .gain I heard him preach ,on the
same text, when he delivered the bac
calaureate sermon at South Carolina
college, at the time he received from
that institution the degree of D. D.
SIn that sermon he gave expression
to his ideal of life. He earnestly
strove to serve his generation, and
he did it; and so he proved himself
a well educated man and an educator.
Can we bestow a greater encomium
upon him than to denominate him:
"One who served his generation?"
May the college he loved, for
which he labored, and in whose ser
vice, he died, ever be animated with
his noble Christian spirit, and serve
Ssuccessive generations according to
their varying needs.
After hearing the thoughtful and
forceful address Luther's Battle,
hymn was sung.
At this .juncture in the proceedings
Dr. Scherer formally dedicated the
building. A solemn ritual had been
prepared and was carried out as fox
"We now proceed to dedicate this
hall to the service of God through
labor for the welfare of His chil
dren. who are our brethren. WVe lay
its iounidation in faith, without which
no good works can avail, and we
plgdge our reasons as th,e lkyal hand
maid of Christ's most holy religion.
In token thereof let us now confess
Sour Christian faith in the ancient and
universl words of the Apostles'
Creed together. (At this point the
entire audience joined in reciting the
"Let this hall be ever sacred to
the cause of Christ. Let those who
minister within these walls be evet
sanctified by the spirit of unselfish
service. Let all who go out of it.
doors to take their places in the bus
iness of the world be filled with the
ever-abiding consciousness of a high
and holy mission, whether they labor
in pulpit or behind the ploughshare.
in the busy marts of men or amid the
secluded quietudes of nature, in
forum or in Deld, in workshop or in
school room,. or in the gentle seclu
sions f the home. Let purity abide
within their hearts and peace sur
round them with unfailing benedic,
tion. Let them be brave without
bravado. Let them have strength
without sterness. let their culture be
free from the taint of pedantry, ana
let them show mercy as they hope to
receive it. May the state be strong
er for their service. May the church
rejoice in a faith which shall prove
itself by their deeds. May our homes
be brighter for their presence. and
the truth prevail more strongly
through their trutli. Let us turn
the-e wishes and all our unspoker
aSpirations for this college into that
prayer which our Master hath set
upon our lips as we pray." (Here
the recital of the Lord's Prayer con
cluded the solemn ceremony.)
The benediction was pronounced
by Rev. W. L. Seabrook, pastor of
the college church.
New Guinea Cannibals.
The Papuan cannibal of New
Guinea regards all deaths as having
a violent cause. Whenever a native.
dies from sickness it is believed that
the sickness resulted from some plot.
In order to detect the murderer,
therefore, parts of the dead person
are .distributed among the members
of the household and after a timt
examined by a certain official in the
community who might be said to
correspond to an American coroner,
district attorney, judge and jury all
combined. If any. part of these un
canny relics has changed to an un
natural color its possessor is imme
diately executed and eaten by the
A New Back For an Old One-How
It is Done in Newberry.
The back aches at times with a dull,
indescribable feeling making you weary
and restless; piercing pains shoot across
the region of the kidneys and again the
loins are so lame to stoop is agony. No
use to rub or aptly plaster to the back
in this condition. you cann- reach thie
cause. Exchange the bad bae& for a new
anid stronger one. Follow the example
of this Newberry citizen.
,W.F.Ewart of the firm of Ewart,
Pifer & Co., .clothiers and gentlemen
furnishings-address Main street extend
ed, says: "I have used Doans' Kidney
Pills with very great benefit. I suffered
with my back and kidneys for quite a
while. The secretions from the kidneys
were very dark contained s- diment and
were annoying particularly at night.
There was a dull pain across my loins
for which I wore plasters and used
liniments but without any apparent
effect. I noticed in our newspapers what
Doan's Kidney Pills had done for others
and I called at W.E.Pelham's & son'sI
drug store and procured a box and used
them according to directions. Since then
my kidney secretions have regained
their natural color and action my rest
is Dot disturbed at night and the pain
in my back has entirely left me.
For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents.
Foster-Milburn Co,Bu.ffalo, New York,
sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name Doan's and take
In tea and coffee sets, both ster
ling silver and plated ware. Te de
signs and patterns get more dainty
and desirable with each passing year
and our grandmothers' eves would
twinkle with amazement at the dis
play to be seen here.
Make Your Own
There has jnst been placed in all the grocy
stores, anew preparation caled
0hich is meeting with great favor, as it enables
everyone to make ice cream in their own home with
very litetrouble. Everythinginthepackageformak
iug two quartsof del icious icecream. If your grocer
can't supply yousend 2-7c. for two pk -s. by mail. Van
[lla, Chocolate Strawberry and Unflavored. Address,
The Genesee ure Food Co., Box 295 , Le Roy, N.Y.
Norwood & Tyree, Agents,
Newberry, S. C.
Best Mineral As
C. H. CANNON,
Near 3., N. & L. Depot.
MEAL AND HULLS
We are pre
pared to fill or
ders for MEAL
and HULLS. We
ues for seed with
meal and hulls.
We can show
you a saving of
over two dollars
per ton on your
seed by. EXCHANGING
seed for meal &
hulls with us, as
other offers, we
invite your pat
For prices etc. apply to
Fhe Southern Cotton Oil Co.,
L. W. FLOYD, Mgr.
ENIEli Eiul DAME
Newberry, S. C.
Capital - - - $50,000
Surplus - - - 19,500
since organization 21,000
Paid Depositors in
ment since or
ganization - - $9,200
A man working by the day is paid
a r the time he puts in at work, but
when that man saves a dollar for his
lay's labor it works for him nights,
~s well as days; never lays off on
ecount of bad weather and never
;ets sick, but goes right on earn
ng him an income. It's a nice
hing to work for money, but it's
iauch nicer to have money working
or you. Try it-open a savings
account with us and get some money
working for you. Make a deposit
n the Savings department today
mnd let it begin to work for you.
[nterest computed at 4 per cent
rnuary i and July x of eh year.
Iiss Bessie L. Simmons,
(Over Pelham's Drug Store.)
Piano and Voice.
Term beginning Monday, Sept. 5, 1904
$3.00 Per. Eight Lessons.
rCad Maker and Raiser,
you .can* mix and 'knead
in 3 Minutes.
Hands do nottouch the dough,
DOES AWAY WITH HAND KNEADING
AND MAKES BETTER BREAD .
Easy to cenn."f A child can work it.
THEY ARE GUARANTEED TO
GIVE SATISFACTION OR YOUR
MONEY BACK. PRICE $2.00.
F. A. SCHUMPERT,
Sec'y and Treas
For Sale by
C. H. CANNON.
Choice of Routes,
Through Pullman Sleepers,
Stop.-overs allowed at Western
North Carolina Summer Re
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Low Excursion Tickets.
For full information or World's
Fair literature apply to any
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