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Its H-e inning, iistory, Object, Meth
ods-Not a Charity-An Inter
change of Kindly Greetings.
The international Sunshine socie
tv is a duly incorporated instilltiol
und1(ler" w! of the state of New
York. haviiz headquariers at 96
Fifth avenue. New Yory City. and
with branches in everv state in the
Union. and in several foreign coun
To the (uestions so often asked,
"How did the Sunshne society origi
nate?'' "What is its object?''
'What has it aeconiplished?'' and
"Ho de you do t-he work ?' the fol
lowi13 a:-swers Zre made: Dm1 ing-the
holidays several years azo, the presi
dent-zene:al wa~ the reeipient of a
number of cards from her c-workeis
on the Nw York Recorder a.- well as
from outside friends. On Christmas
day she protected. and said that while
she enjoyed the gifts. she would have
had infinitely more pleasure in their
receipt if the donors had not written
their names on.them. This statement
horrified her Pndience, who with one
accord exclaimed: -
"What! you wouldn't give your
presents away. would you?''
'Why not.'' was the reply, "What
do you do with yours?'' A laughing
invest.igation soon developed the fact
that the waste-basket was the ilti
mate destination of most of the cards
received. -Some spent a few months.
taeked 'on the wall. until fly-specked
and discolored; others were used as
book-marks until lop-eared; then all
were thrown away without having
given an additional ray of sunshine
to anyone beyond the immediate re
"Suppose you take the history of
one pretty ten-cent card that came to
me a year ago" said the president
"It had an exqusite little poem on
it, and I enjoyed it so much that I
thought at once of an old uncle who
would appreciate it, and fgrwarded it
to him. He, as I thought he would,
did enjoy .it. and so much that he im
mediately recalled another old friend
to whom it would appeal with special
force. So he copied the poem, and
sent the card on. This recipient found
* the .sentiment so sweet that she, too,
* felt called upon to pass it on, and be
fore the seven days' holiday was ov-r
* the card had carried its Christmas!
message to six different people. Of
course this is an exception, but still
it is an example of the infinite possi
bilities of a gift. if accepted in the
true spirit, and then passed on, giv
ing each one the double delight of1
giving 'and receiving."
The cards which had afforded the
text for the little sermon were then
spread out and their possibilities dis
eussed. Here was a dainty one with a
great eluster of royal purple pansies,
"'Mrs. So and So loves pansies'' and
-it might have been sent on to her if
it hadn't been marked -all over. Again
a group of cunning little pussies that
"would have been just the thing for
a little invalid child who needed
amusing'' but that, too, was eare'fully
marked with the name of the sender,
anQ thus spoiled for passing on.
Inspired dith this idea of sending
out remembran.ees that might be mul
tipl-ied four-fold, a new set of c.ards
was given by the staff to the Presi
dent-General who immediately sent
them all out again. The thanks re
ceived for these cards were so pretty
'that an item was made of it in :the
New York Reecrder. This caused,fur
t-her correspondence and resulted in
a club for the excehange of friendly
greetings. The name "Chat'' was
at first chosen for the eolumn. but in
time the membership grew so large
that a club badge and the motto
"Good Cheer'' were seleeted and the
name ''Shut-In'' given to the .society
on January 15, 1896. the name of the'
society was. changed to t.he Sunshine
Society and in February. 1900. was
they incorporated under the laws of
testate of New York. From the first
the organization has enjoyed a truly
phenomenal popularity and growth.
The object is to incite its members
to a performance 'of kind and helpful
d6eds, and thus to bring the sunshine
of happiness into the greatest possi
ble. number of hearts and homes.
Its active membership consi;ts of
the people wvho are desirous of bright
nling lifo by some thought. word or
The membership fees are not oner
ous, consisting merely of some sugges
tion that will bring "Sunshine'' to
some of the members of the society.
For instance, exchange of books, pa
pers, pictures, etc.; ideas that may be
utilized to advantage in the sick room
work or employment that can he fol
lowed by a "shut-in'': fancy work.
holiday suggestions, sending flowers,
a general exchange of ideas benefi
eial to the members.
1 (Irvivi tu tl e
- ociel , V. t ig b e tol l ii
dry wavs 1) niake life brighter and
happier for others. Besides the mu
tual yearly interchatige of greetings
among the members. the birthdays of.
the aged or invalid members have
been especially remembered; while
mission school. riospitals, life-saving
stations. reformatories and prisons
have been recipients of the overflow
of reading matter and clothing, so
that not'hlng has gone to waste, not
even a card or book.
Frequent donations of money have
enabled the society to pay all the
postage and expressage on the many
barrels and packaxes seit out. besides
zivinz fianlcial aid in several eases
wien it was especially needed.
Among the established features are.
A Day Nursery. Brooklyn, N. Y. Open
the vear round.
A home for blind babies, Brooklyn,
Open the year round. Two dollars a
week sustains a child.
New York Sunshine Sanatorium
and Rest Home, Benonhust-by-the
Sea. A sanitorium and rest home coM
bined. Open the year round.
Besides numerous s.tate and branch
"Rest Rooms" "Lunch Rooms'"
"Free Libraries'" "Reading Rooms"
The general membership of the so
iety is hard to estimate. The states
reporting their average membership
for the year ending May 1, bring the
number up to 302,240. But this re
port does not include the Baptist Jun
iors, Iho report 40,000 members; nor
the foreign branches and many schools
that number each from 10 to 1200.
Through the courtesy of Mr. Ed
ward Bok, editor of "The Ladies
Home Journal,'" valuable space in
this publication is devoted exclusive
ly to "Sunsihine" work. This depart
mnent is edited by the President-Gen
eral and founder of -the Interntional
Sunshine Society, Mrs. Cynthia Wes
tover Alden, of New York. This an
nouneement cannot fail to be most
ratifying to all truly interested in
sattering sunshine for The Ladies
Rome Journal enters over a milion
bomes and is read by five millions of
persons living all over the world.
Daily and weekly papers -in various
sections of the country publish the
news of state and braneh work. Al
togetther, t'here are above 200 .papers
that report regularly the Sunshine~
In South Carolina the work is or:ly
just begun, bu-t is meeting with gen
ral encouragement throughout the
tate. We are fortunate to have as
state organizer on'e of the old Palmet
to State's bright stars i. e. Miss Marg
R. Shelor of Westininster, Miss Sh ei
or as been closely identified with the
states' upbunilding and improvement
for a number of years. having been
for some time with the. Southern
Board, and in 1900 started the first
movement for Improvement of Rural
Schools,in the south. A tireless work
er, Miss Shelor now devotes her en
tire time and energies to ISunshine
and has accomplished wonders. But
mch remains to be done. T'he state
organizer needs support and encour
a ement. WVill readers of The Herald
and News help? Just now the great
est need is stamps with which to press
the work of organization. Dear read
er. sit down -this minute and write
yaur o'rganizer a line of encourage
ment, enclosing some stamps, and thus
have part in taking this old state for
Address all letters to Miss Marye
R. Shelor. Westminster, S. C.
Fronm the President-General comes
"greetins'" to all the old members
-the true and -tried. who believe in
breaking their Alabaster boxes of
love and tenderness over their friends
while still Jiving-and a cordial wel
ome for the, friends who wish to
G. Carter Riser.
Brick House, Aug. 4.
No Family to Boast Of.
Mis Carolina-Is Mr. Burba:1k a
an of family?
Mss Virgiija --Nct that: anyboly
in Car.oliaa-.Someh(Oa;r t -a no
is:u - e .s te fai-' of a *n :hi
Miss Virginia-Has a house full or
ihe: ~bu: hie can't trac'? tLeir haic-r
ae byond h's comr I'. V ad
OLD PIANOS AND ORGANS
for which we will aliLw the highest
prices towards now Instruments. No
Club rates to offer, but we Fledge
better Instruments for 'he same or
less moev. !ihan tho~se at elub rue
Write Malo ies Music House, Co
Splendid location. Health resort. I
modern improvements. 240 boarding p,
ship, culture and social life. Cnsenvatol
in Art and Elocution. Business College,
Health record not surpassed. Close I
detelopment of each ppuil. Uniform wol
CHARGES VERY LOW.
26th Annual Session will begin on Se:
"This Fact 'Be;
No matter ho
much you pay, y
to be had for tI
and see my new
Bags, any style y
Manufacturers of Door
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Ti
Ornamental Wood Woi
Flooring, Ceiling, Sidi
the Building Material L.
We want your inqu
grading and workmar
prices are right.
HarIsyille Wood I
H AR TSV1
2 Coupons in
Premium Dept., ANE
lot water heat. Electric lights and other
Lpils last year. High standard of scholar
7y adlvantages in IMusic. Advance course
Bible, and normal courses.
3ersonal attention to the health and social
-n on all public occasions
ptember iSth 1907. For catalogue address
M. RHODES, President.
Littleton, N. C.
irs' Directly on
w little or how
ou want the best
he money. Call
stock of Hand
-and Window Screens,
irned and Scroil Work,
k, Mantels, Mouldings,
ng, and everything in
iries and orders. Our
iship is good, and our
LLE, S. C.
RICAN TOBACCO CO.
.St. Louis, No.
A FAIR OFFER!
We will take care of your money for you, safeguard it
from all harm, return it to you any time you wish, and
what is more, will pay you for the privilege of taking
care of it if it is left with us for three months or more.
Now if that isn't a square deal we don't know what is.
Bring it and try it.
FOUR PER CENT. ON SAVINGS DEPOSITS.
The Bank of Prosperitu,
Prosperity, S. C.
Dr. Geo. Y. Hunter, Pres't. Dr. J. S. Wheeler, V. Pres.
J. F. Browne, Cashier. J,A. Counts, Asst. Cashr.
The People's Ntional Bunk
Prosperity, S. C.
Paid Up Capital' - - - - $25,000 00
Surplus and Individual Profits $6,000 00
Stockholders' Liab#ities . $25000 00
For protection of depositors.
H. C. MOSELEY, President. M. A. CAm.Is.E' ViCe-President
W. W. WHEELER, Cashier. GEO. JOHNSTONE Attorney.
Better a conservative interest on your deposti its safe
return when wanted, than a high rate and a e o doubt
about the principal.
A National Bank is a safe Deposit. Government supervisIop
akes it so. Likewise our Board of Djrectors is a- guarantee
of prudent conservative management.
G. W. Bowers. W. P. Pugh.
J. A. C. Kibler. Jno. B. Fellers.
R. L. Luther. W. A. Moseley.
M. A. Carlisle. Geo. Johnstone,
J. H. Hunter. H. C. Moseley.
J. P. Bowers.
We allow 4 per cent. per annum in our Savings
epartment, interest payable semi-annually.
ADOrgans SONES, OI
At Factory Prices.
rite us at onces forurspalpa
fyoau bu ihrinstrumen trug For the above ocession the Char
that wi last a life-time. Write leston and. Western Carol'a railway
Malone Music House jwill sell cheap round trip tickets.,For
COLUMBIA, S. C., rates, etc., see ticket agent or write
For Catalogues, Terms, Etc. -Ernest 'Williams, -
0. P. A., Augusta, Ga.
re.always welcome at our Bank, and we ex
end a special invitation to them to open a
avings or Checking account. If at any time
he counsel of the officers of the Bank should
e needed it will be given freely. A s.pecialI
oom, table and window has been provided
for the hundreds of ladies who now, and .who
ay hereafter favor us with their banking
The Place Yon Are Welcome3 .
THE NEWBERRY SAVINGS BANK.
apital $50,000 - - - Surplus $30,000
No Matter How Small, No Matter How Large,
The Newberry Savings Bank .
will give it careful attention. This message
applies to the men and the women alike.
JAS. McINTOSH, J.3 E. NORWOOD,