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"OLDS FOLKS' DAY."
Pleasant Occosion at Colony With
Large Crowd in Attendance
Lst Sanday was a beautiful church
day. The temperature didn't rise
high enough to make it uncomforta
ble all day. The anticipations of
many of us were looking forward to
this day as it was to be the first time
in the history of "old Colony con
gregation" to celebrate what is now
known as "old folks day." I felt sure
that my old friend Kay of Prosp-r
ity would be present, both to take
part and to write up the occasion
which would free me from this bur.
densome task. Yes, he should have
been there by all means, and we are
not going to accept any of his flimsy
excuses for not doing so.
Anyway Mr. A. H. Kohn, who is
better known in The Herald and
News as old man Kay, deserves the
honor of the organization of "oli
folks day." He was the first one who
introduced such a revival among the
old folks about 4 years ago in his
church, and we trust that it may con
tinue to spread until it reaches out
over all the Christian world.
Pastor J. A. Sligh acted as chair
man of the day. At 11 o'clock the
sesting capacity of the church was
about filled and still they continued
to come. All the available benches
were placed is the aisles and it wasn't
very long until they too, were filled
and still all. the people could not be
convienently seated. This was not an
evidence of curiosity seekers, but an
evidence of love and honor to both
God and to the- blessed 6ld fathers
Mrs. Carrie Crosson was at the or
gan and with her choir ,pened the ex
ereises with music. Rev. Sligh then
invited all the old folks to oecupy the
fronttseats. After singing the 233rd
Hymn, "Come ye that love the Lord
and let your joys be known," he then
read the scripture lesson and prayer
was offered by Rev. Z. W. Be
Rev. Sligh then made a most ap
propriate and fitting address of wel
Next was sang Hymn 177, "Chil
dren -of the Heavenly King as we
journey sweetly sing.'' Rev. J. D.
Bowles was the first speaker. Rev.
~Bowles said that he was one of those
long winded old gogies and it wouald
take lhim about an hour and a half
to get through. Half an hour to get
ready, half an hour to say what he
wanted to say and half an houi- to
stop. His subject was 50 years ago.
"Then and now.'' After commenting
upon the progress of church work in
general he tpld of the old -style of
worshiping. Had revival meetings
when penitents had to go to the altar
to be prayed for. Sometimes the ex
e itement ran so high until people
would lie down and roll on the floor.
'l'hat "was the way old folks had to
get religion in those good"old days.
The preacher who managed to get
up .the biggest shout was. the mnan who
was counted the biggest preacher.
hose penitents were asking what
must we do be saved? And while
they were praying and singing some
would be- shouting. Said that he al
ways prevailed against such excite
ments and did what he could to keep
them down. While yon~ are praying
I want you to pray and while you are
singing I want you to sing. I never
wanted any shouting and singing at
the same time. What is religion and
how can we get it? Some say that
there is no religion in. the church
nowadays sirnee there are no revival
meetings, and since the people have
There has been a wonderful stride
of education since those good old days
which has brought about this won
derful ch'ange. Do you know what
rkind of books were used in our Sun
day schools 50 years ago? There was
n 't any international helps then, the
children only had the spelling book,
while the older and further advanced
in learning used the Bible.
But I am not going to condemn
those good- old revivals. The're was
a great deal of good came from them.
Fifty years ago I bowed in this church
as a penitent.
While in North Carolina I received
160 members in the church at one re
vival meeting. Although I have al
ways tried to keep down this state of
exitement. The last thought is I
want to say farewell to the blessed
old -soldiers of the cross naming one
after another who had passed over
the river never again to meet with us
in the church militant. But we must
remember the words of our dear Sav
ior as one after another passes away.
He said: I shall not be with you al
ways but I will go to myfae'
hous to r,repare a place for you, that
W.Liere I zini iere ye nuy be also
After inte.c by the choir Rev. Z.
W. BedenbahL,11 was thein introdtedl
as the next speaker. His subject was
"The Sunday school of today.'' Rev.
Bedenbaugh said that he could tell
in a very short time and in a very few
words all he had to say concerning
the Sunday sehool of today. The Sun
day school of today is just what it
was 1800 years ago. It was then
called the Bible school and it is still
nothing but the Bible sehool. While
we have many different methods of
teaching and while we must congratu
late this day of learning with all its
interdenominational helps, stiRl the
object of the Sunday school of today
is the same that it was 1800 years
Thei object of the Sunday school is
to study the word of God and that is
all that there is in it.
One of the old n'et.hods of teach
ing was to begin about 8 o'clock and
continue all day. The only way to be
useful in our Sunday school and
church is to let our religion shine in
our every day lives. Another old
methoid was reading long passages of
scripture. While I believe in the in
ternational helps yet I believe in the
old method of memorizing a portion
of scripture. I know many passages
of se-ipture now that I memorized in
those good old days. While Rev.
Bedenbaugh's speech was short it was
very plain and full of truth.
After the conclusion of Rev. Bed
enbaugh's speech a collection for ag
ed and disabled ministers was taken
and a nice little sum of $7.25 was
raised. The congregation was then
dismised for dinner with the bene-1
diction- by Rev. J. D. Bowles, after
which the good ladies brought their
baskets together and the contents
were ipread which were bountifully
enough to satisfy the innerman.
After a little more than an hour's
recreation a major portion of the
congregation reassembled in the
church and the programme was again
taken up. Mr. David Paysinger pre
sided over the meeting 'in the after
FEt was music by the choir then
prayer by .Rev. J. 'D. Bowles. Next
was Hymn 338, "Am I a Soldier of
the Cross a follower of the Lamb.''
J. B. 0O'Weall Holloway was theni
introduced as the -next ;peaker.
Prof. Holloway said that he was:
not an old man or at least he didn't.
fe4 old 'anT~ a man is just as old as
he feels. We are here in obedience to
one of the Lord's commands, "Honor
thy Father and thy Mother that thy
days may be prolofiged upon . the
the earth.'' After paying a most fit
ting respect and honor to Rev. J. A.
Slih as being his first spiritual lead
er, he continued to say: I see before
me now some who s'at wth me in the
Bible class 30 years ago. While we
didn't have any interniationlal litera
ture fthen we just simply had the Bib
le. And the teachings I received then
helped to make mue what I am today.
Honor why fativr and thy motherc
does't mean our own fathers and
mothers altogether, b!ut it means on
superiors. As the speaker pointed
out Re"s. Sligh and Bewles he said
don't forget those two mermbers of
the old guarad ,.'
According to their opportunttras
they have wielded a most wonderful
ower and influence in spiritulizing.
pJ) n-t like so much up-to-date Sun
day school work. I want to emphas
ize the fact that if these good old
brethren didn't have the opportunity
of 3 years in the seminary as the
preachers of today have they have
-~ .i e a oo work and their good
work contirie to foll. . them.
I belie' e that the successful Sunday
schol of the future will be the one
that teaches the straightforward, plain
ol1 Bible. 1' will admit that the first
50 years of the church was on the ex
treme and I fear that we have now
raciiced the oilier extrewe. Now it iv
time to go a::k to the .iil grou.nd
and let us --disreg.Iri. our father
a~d s he hele' his hand.upon the iii
be he -sid ".der all eiicumstanes
apeal to this blessed - book. What
is the obje--- & the chureh? It is not
to save the worthless ma~n l':: ta
make him Le' er tha. might be
:uved. A ow will we .Aiane to
uild upon 1te same f' .u.k.tiu;i that
these dear lt. breth.e. bSvE laid
down for u,s. We h-.,. e l.arious
heritage those old fitiLe -- 1.r-.- given
usso let us continue to buila upon
it. I believe in education, especially
tht education of the heart and not
so much of the head. You educate a
man's head only and you make a
scoundrel of him but you educate nis
hart ad you make him a benefactor.
The next was Hymn 29, "How firm
a foundation,' ye saints of the Lord,
is laid for your faith and his excel
After singing of this Hymn, Dr. D.
M . Cr" of L eille. S. C.. who
l>ing present was asled to make
talk. Dr. Crosson responded in
niost tiuin- manner saying that
was an entire surprise to him to I
called upon to make a speech on th
occasion. He expressed his gratitu'
to be with the good people of Colon
church. After an abserce of
years to have the privilege of mint
.ing and worshiping here at this des
old sp,>t. I will assure you that thei
are ties here in that graveyard thi
bind me to this spot closer than an,
where else on earth.
It is more than o source of gratil
cation to me to come back to this des
I remembei when I was a boy whe
my father brought me here. You ha
then standing out yonder a ver
common old church building to wo
ship in. Now you have a most beai
tiful and well equipped church buil,
ing to worship in. Since that tin
there has been a most wonderful ele,
tric force of progress sweeping a
over the land .and that wonderfi
stride of progress has built this beai
tiful chureh. But we must never fo:
get that all of these grand improv
ments have come only from tho
dear old heads, and we should a
ways meet so long as we live'and eel
brate and perpetuate their memorie
In conclusion my (ear ChristiE
friends I assure you that it is one
the greatest pleasures of my life
meet here with you on old folks da
I shall never forget these dear ol
pastors for the good work which th
Dr. Crosson was very emotional
his speech, showing tha't ,yIat he sai
came from the bottom of his heai
,Next was the closing hymn No. 46
Before the benediction was pronoun
ed Rev. Sligh expressed the gratitu<
of the pastor and congregation
those brethren for their noble ar
well delivered addresses.
The benediction . was then pr
nounced by Rev. Z. W. Bedenbaug
This ended one of the most profitab
days of religious servicA ever held
Colony to my aen!ory. Will othi
churches follow and keep up this go<
work that Brother A. H. Kohn h:
started in memory of we old folk4
May God hel$ you to do so is t
expression of our 'heart.
Some Other News of a Xicfaue"
Married at the Lutheran parsonal
at Prosperity on Sunday evening la
by Rev. M. 0. J..Kreps, Mr. W.]I
Franklin to Miss Lizzie Bobb. Boi
of this section. Much congratulatioi
to the young ebuple.
Two sa.w mill accidents happeni
near here y' sterday. Mr. Erne
SheeIy who -was working at the sa'
mill of Kinard Brothers was caug
by the carriage, thrown down, the 14
on the$ carriage passing over his rigl
leg inflieting a very severe ga!
across the knee, with other brui
which are very painful. It is very fc
tunafe for Mr. Sheely that he di
n't get his leg torn up.
The other misfortnne was to MI
J. E. Singley, better knowni as E
Singley. He ar h-is brothers a
running a shingle saw, and while]
was feeding the saw, his hand w
caught by the saw, one of hiis fingE
was cut entirely off and two 'othe
were almost cut off, only leaving tl
skin on the out side of the hand..Tl
1wounded hand was dressed by Dr. 3
T. Dickert, and Mr. Singley was.ea
ried -home. We sympathize very mu<
with both of these gentlemen's mi
The .picnic in the grove near M
Jimmie Epp3 on .Saturday last was
very enjoyable occasion. There was
large crowd of young folks p.rese
Owing to the reunion of the old so]
iers at Prosperity there was not ve:
many oh2 folks present. In the for
noon Superintendent J. S. Wheel
made quite an interesting talk aloi
his line of ork. The dinner was ju
all that appetite could desire.
After dinner was over thie yom
folks paired themselves off in buggi
and it was a hard matter to get the
back to the stand to here Profess,
J. B. 0O'Neall Holloway speak. 1N
Holloway is one of those long ,win
ed, natpral born orator, and la
speech was very pointed.
We would like to have more to si
about the picnic but my letter is
ready too long, so I hope that I m:
be excused for failing to menti
other local happenings throughout tl
A my old friend Kay of Prospe
ity has made a special request of x
to let my next letter appear over tl
same old nom de plume Chips. for b
sake you may put down the nat
h i s.
A Washing-ton newspaper contail
a reliabia recipe for removing che'
ing gum from the. hair. How on ti
tTO THE PATRONS
I desire to announce to all
r good dressers, that I am pre
-e pared to fit and please thein
from my new fall stock of
Worsted and Woolenettes of
- the newest designs and at
p:ices always reason'a b 1 e.
Come in and see the new styles,
h and select your new fall suit.
E. T. CARLSON,
i. Merchant Tailor.
I OPENING DAY.
r- The simultaneous Opening, Day
e-' throughout America, for the sale
W of the new VICTOR RECORDS is
1- the 28th of the month before. On
e- the 28th inst. the leading news
. papers in. all the larger cities in the
t south will contain a quarter page
advertisement giving a complete
list of the September records; as the
to majority of these papers will be in
Sthe hands of the public by noon of
l the 28th, an immediate demand for
' these selections is sure to occur,
, and while we have ordered very
in heavily in these records, the Sep
d tember list is, as you will see, one
t- of the strongest of the year, and
4. the marked superiority of many of
- these selections is sure to create a
le large demand, so come at once
to while stock is complete to
Art and Variety Store,
- Newberry's Victor Store.
To women for collecting
ie ;"names and selling our novel
F RE Lties,'we ive Big Premiums.
senf yoifr name toy for or new plan
to 'y drs C. T. MOSELEY Pre
re nmtprIet, 32E. 23d street,
e w iy. el h
21-2 and 2 3-4
Wagon on the ri
aWe carry but
ufactured by Th
7v'ille, Ga. ThesE
gbe the best and
gmarket. .Our pl
Buy a Summei s
fact:ured at Barr
No more brokE
on lypa rties han'
- Come and see o
and you will bu3
Advance Fll SIles!
We are receiving these in
Dress Goods, Silks,
and in fact all things that are needed in mak
ing up your fall suit. We invite you before
buying to take a look here. We know that we
can save you money on your fall purchase, as
we have bot them right. Our stock of
Notions, Combs and Belts
will soon be complete. Just received big ship.
ment of TRUNKS. If you think of..buying, it
will be to your interest to call on us, as we are
in position to save you about 25 per cent. on
this line. Watch this space for the best value
at right prices in Dry Goods, Millinery, Shoes
Hair & Havird,
The Right Price Store.
28 doz. White and
Ginhams Aprons with
an without -bib, for,..
Nurses, Grocers, Meawill move Sept. Ist into
Cutters, Soda Fountainhe
Clerks, made of nice d by room -
quality Lawn and Canm used by Shelley&Sum
non Cloth, full size, at mer, formerly occu
BT 8pied by. Kibler-Dennis,
Furniture Co., oppo
site Daniel & William
For 25c. each. son's Jewelry Store.
Agents for Standard Patterns. Agents for Standard Patterns.
SE. L BAlLES CO. E. L BALES 00.
car load of. Fish. Bros. high grade
Wagons. For the next 30 days
e Wagons regardless of profits.
t best made and easiest running
les! Buggiest! -
one line of Buggies in stock, marr
Summers Buggy Go, of Barns
Buggies.are considered by all to
eatest job. ever offered on this
ices and Terms' are reasonable.
Buggy Company's Buggy, manu
sville, Ga., and you have the best.
n. wheels, split bodies, cracked
springs or bent tops. We are the
dling these Buggies in this county.
r stock of Wagons .and Buggies.
3VANS & Co.