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THE STATE EPWORTH
(Continued from page six.)
we shall note only a few of the ques
tions with answers.. In regard tc
leagues doing work along special
lines. One is establishing a library,
another is studyng church doctrnes.
Both of these are very worthy lines
of special endeavor. More of our third
vice-presidents would do well to fol
low their lead. Certainly we can not
be loyal leaguers without being fa
miliar with the doctrines and disci
pline of our church.
- Another fact which I gather from
these reports is that a very small per
cent. of the membership of most
leagues subscribe to the Era. This
ought not to be. Every leaguer will
become a better leaguer by reading
the era. Let every third vice-presi
dent see to it that the circulation of
the era is increased in his chapter.
I find that only a few third vice
presidents have written our publish
ing house asking for a list of helps
for their department. I asked the
swer as to influence each head of this
department to write for this list. Ev
ery live third vice-president should
be oiz the lookout for help from every
These comments are made not as
criticisms but more by way of sug
gestion. W. D. Roberts,
Third Vice-President S. C. Epwo?th
On to Newberry, June 16-19.
This is the slogan of the leaguers
all over this old Palmetto State at this
time. And I wish to call the attention
of the leaguers and especially the
first vice-presidents to several im
portant things just at this time.
First of all I want the first vice
president of every league to send me,
as soon as possible (and not later
than June 10th) a full report of the
work that has been done in the- first
department of your league the past
year, June 1, 1909, to June 1, 1910.
Don't make it too long, but put in all
the facts. Tell me how many meet
ings you have had, how .many mem
rs average attendance, how many
ave led' a meeting, how many mem
rs averafe attendance, how many
mbers confessed Christ fturing the
, how many special services held
ye program of any that were espe
y good), tell of any special work~
e outside of your own church.
lease don't neglect this, do it now
you can not do it now, get your
esident or secretary to do it -Xor
on. I want a full report as outlined
above from every league in the State
at once so I can make up a full report
of what our department has done the
past year, If you do not assist me by
giving me this information from your
league a full report will be impossi
ble. Remember, Individual . league
:epoits will not be called for at this
a*-'s conference as heretofore, the
X-rt must be sent to me and be in
JO,orated in my report for the first
artment and -the other vice-presi
rts for their respective depart
In the second place let me urge the
election of those who have done good
work during the year as'delegates to
.the conference at Newberry, they are
the ones who will best represnt you,
who will get the most out of it, and
will bring back and put into your
league the most from it.
Then to those who have been most
faitbiul and served best deserve most
the pleasure of the trip and the honor
of representing you. Another thing I
wish to call to the leaguers' attention,
and to especially urge upon the first
vice-presidents, is the holding of a
special service on June 12 (or your
nearest regular meeting to this date)
for the purpose of praying for the
success of the conference, this out
pouring of God's spirit upon each of
those who shall speak, and upon each
one of the delegates, that this con
ference may be a great blessing to all
in attendance upon it and through
them to all our leagues and leaguers
all over our State.
Prayer is a mighty weapon, and we
as leaguers should use it in our great
battle to bring "All to Christ." Let
every league observe this special ser
vice of prayer for the conference and
let every delegate pray for, and work
for its success.
Don't forget to send me your report
Don't fail to go to Newberry June
Pay for the conference.
C. R. Gaillard.
IThe League a Training Agency for
1. The relation of service to ex
perience in religion.
We accept as the teaching of the
book that forgiveness of sins and the
new birth are God's free gifts to all
that repent and believe. They can
no more ye bought with antecedent
Sgood works than they can with mon
ey. But it is equally the teaching of
the book that any experience of God's
saving grace must find expression in
unselfish service or it soon perishes.
Service is as indispensable to the spir
itual life of the man that renders it
as to the needs of those that receive
2. From the latter standpoint alone,
however, how great in all our church
es is the needs of those that receive
For the lack of efficient leadership
all phases of charch work languish.
Enough of the right sort of teachers
would soon make the Sunday school
roll larger than the church roll. More
men throwing themselves into * the
leadership of the prayer meeting
would cause the Wednesday evening
service to take on the proportions of
Sunday attendance. Enough men and
women going Into the byways and
hedges of a community aflame with
zeal and skilled in ministering in
struction, reproof, sympathy, and the
-ifold forms of help to the care
less and sinful, the suffering and sor
rowing, the needy and helpless, would
give the present-day church the ir
resistible power that Christ wielded
over the multitudes of His day.
3. Why are the workers in most
churches so few? Is it because the
great masses gathered in our church
es were never converted? No man
can successfully maintain this. Is it
because the spirit of God does not im
plant the disposition to service in
the bosoms of all converted people?
Nothing could be a greater libel on
the Word of God. Why then are the
workers so few? Plainly because the
skilled Christian worker, like the
skilled mechanic, gardener, or pain
ter, must early be put in training, and
patiently and intelligently kept at it.
4. For the training of young Chris
tians for service the Epworth league
is an almost ideal agency.
While it welcomes into its mem
bership older people who will come,
it seeks primarily to lay hold on those
whose' faculties and affinities and
speech and power of adjustment gen
erally are still virile and mobile
enough for effective training, and di
rect them along lines that will most
certainly bring them to the highest
levels of achievement. Wisely di
rected, the devotional department cul
tivates that fellowship with Christ
that enriches the personal, spiritual
life; overcomes the timidity that em
barrasses the first efforts of young
Christians at public prayer; im
parts some degree in teaching the
Scriptures. The literary Aepartnient
furnishes a fund of information con
cerning church history, doctrine, on
current world movements that not
only ministers to the intellectual life,
but puts the young Christian on a
vantage ground for effective' work.
The department of charity and help
through its ministry to the poor, the
sick, the sorrowing, the neglected.
and all the needy, furnishes oppor
tunity for making concrete the i
pulses and ideas created in the fore
going departments-without which
practical expression it were better
not to have the heart stirred. 'The
fourth department aims to bring the
heart and life en-rapport with the
great' master passion and purpose of
the -Christ concerning the evangeliza
tion of the world. It may modestly
be daimed that nothing eve: set on
feet by man can so broaden thte hori
zen libe'ralize the thought, and exalt
ham: n character as this.
5. But it is hard to run a goo-. Ep
And so it is hard to have anything
th-a is m orth while. We granit thu
in nmny places running an Epwort1i
len.:e racks the preacher's brairn
and we.li-nigh breaks his heart. But
no other agency for all-round train
ing has yet been devised. If the young
people attend it, the prayer meeting
may cover part of the ground cover
ed by the devotional department of
the 'league. But the prayer meeting
does not attempt the work covered
by the other departments. The Sun
day school can not cover all the1
ground. And if the league can lay
hold of this generation of young peo-!
ple and give the church the effective
leadership it needs, a result so glor
ious will be worth all it costs.
R. E. Stackhouse.
Presiding Elder Marion District.
Darlington Boys' League.
The Boys' league of Trinity church,
Darlington, continues as an import-*
ant factor in the disciplining and
training of the boys. Only recently
six ladies of the church tendered the
members of the league a banquet. It
was an auspicious occasion, most of
the members being present, together
with their parents. Many of the par-1
ents being in the league hall and1
gymnasium for the first time. After
games and gymnastic feats, the doors
were pushed back and the boys, head
ed by the squires, wearing their
sashes, were ushered in to the re
These occasions are provocative of
much good; they bring the boys to
gether and give them fresh impetus
and zeal in the work. The presence.
inspiration. We now have about 63
members, and good prospects for
many more. Each week new mem
bers are being added to the roll. The
league stands for Christian boyhood
and young manhood. It supplies a
need in a Christian atmosphere. Our
boys are naturally active and athletic.
This gives them a place for the legi
timate expression and exercise Of
their growing powers. Mr. F. A. Stall,
Jr., continues to be the champion of
boys' rights; he has the respect and
confidence of every boy, and deserv
edly so. Never a man gave himself
so completely to the work, as he.
Every organization is potential only
as it is enforced and upheld by a per
sonality. Stall is really the synonym
of the Boys' league; they are insepar
able. We feel that this is the true
work of the church, and we invite
others to investigate for themselves
and see if it is not worth while.
B. Rhett Turnipseed.
Every delegate that has been elect
ed owes it to his league to be certain
and attend this conference. So let
nothing interefer with your going.
Has your league elected delegates
to this conference? If not, do so at
once, and send names to Miss Daisy
Cannon, Newberry. Your league
can't afford to have no delegates to
this great conference.
Let every preacher that possibly
can attend this conference, if only for
one or two days. Brethren, we need
your assistance in this great work.
Do come and help us.
'All aboard for Newberry." Great
est gathering of young people ever
held in our State. You can't afford
not to be there.
Every delegate is asked to wear
"league colors"-white and gold rib
bon-on the trains from their home
to the conference. Don't fail to do
Don't fail to bring your "State tax"
and free will offering to conference,
if your league has not paid yours.
We trust every league which pledg
ed anything for Soochow university
will see that this pledge is paid, as
we are anxious to make a good show
ing in this work.
All State officers and every district
secretary is urged to be present at
the very first session and answer tc
roll call Friday morning. You can't
afford to miss it, and the conference
The Greatest League Conference.
I have been very closely associated
with the Epworth league movement
during my entire ministry. Have at
tended nearly all the State confer
ences; have carefully considered the
program for the Newberry. confer
ence, and unhesitatingly say that Mr.
Howard has the greatest program yet
offered the young Methodists of South
Carolina. The Newberry meeting,. is
to be the greatest of them all.
My only fear is that some church
in the conference, the church that
needs it most, will miss the benefits
and inspiration of this occasion by
not having some of their brightest
representatives at Newberry.
By all means, at any cost, league
or no league, Sunday school or no
Sunday school, go to Newberry.
J. W. Speake.
The greater Epworth league con
ference will be held at Newberry,
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sun
day, June 16, 17, 18 and 19, 191OQ
Two weeks from tonight (Thurs
day) at 8.30 o'clock the Greater South
Carolina Epworth League conference
will convene in Central church, New
berry. Much time -and pains have
been spent to make this a meeting
that will count for something in
leaguedom throughout the State. It
will be a storehouse for serve, a
supply house for information, and *
warehouse for out-of-date methods.
The local chapter at Ne't.berry is
all astir making preparations for the
entertainment of delegates. Newber
ry is known far and wide for its hos
pitality and all who expect to attend
may well anticipate a royal reception.
The program will be all that can
be desired. The very best league tal
ent in the United States has been se
cured. Specialists in every depart
ment of league will take important
parts on the program. The song
services, lead by Prof. A. L. Manches
ter, director of the South Atlantic
States Musical festival, alone will be
worth the trip to Newberry.
Names of Delegates.
Names of delegates should be sent
to Miss Daisy Cannon, Newberry, at
once, do not delay this matter. If
:delegates represent the junior league,
please state that fact.
The railroads have granted reduced
rates provided there are two hundre
delegates in attendance upon the con
ference. Therefore co-operation iE
It is necessary that every delegate
procure standard form certificate-re
ceipt from agent when going-tickel
is purchased. If a through tickel
can not be purchased, every time o
ticket is re-purchased procure certi
ficate-receipt and present all these tc
agent at Newberry.
Must be Signed by Secretary.
Certificate-receipts must be signed
by secretary of the conference and
vised by G. L. Robinson, special ageni
Certificate-receipts must be dated
between June 13 and 17 to be valid.
They must be presented to agent dur
ing conference or three days aftei
Certificate-receipts are not trans
ferable and if presented by any oth
er person than the original purchas
ers will be dishonored and forfeited.
Must be Presented to Agent.
Certificate-receipts must be pre
sented to agent sufficient time In ad
vance of departure of trains to per
mit the purchase of ticket and chect
Railroads Granting Reduced Rates.
The following railroads havE
granted reduced rates: Atlantic Coasi
Line railroad, Blue Ridge railway
Charleston and Western Caroline
railway, Columbia, Newberry and
Laurens ,railroad, Seaboard Air Lin(
railway, Southern railway.
To those holding standard forn
certificate-receipts tickets will b(
sold on the return trip at one-hall
of regular fare plus 50 cents.
Special cars will be attached tc
trains Thursday morning, June 16
from Florence, Spartanburg ane
Charleston, and will run direct V
Newberry. All delegates in theso
sections are requested to take thes4
Let all delegates wear league col
ors en route to the conference. Rib
bons consisting of white and gold car
be secured at most any dry good!
Be sure to procure standard forn
certificate-receipt from staring poin
Yours in His Work,
Power W. Bethea,
Wants to Help Some One.
For 30 years J. F. Boyer, of Fertile
Mo., needed help and couldn't find It
That's why he wants to help somi
one now. Suffering so long himsell
he feels for all distress from Back
a.che, Nervousness. Loss of appetite
lassitude and kidney disorders. H<
shows that Electric Bitters wonl
wonders for such troubles. "Fivi
bottles," he writes, "wholly cured me
and now I am well and hearty." It':
also positively guaanteed for Live:
Trouble. Dyspepsia, Blood Disor
ders, Female Complaints and Mal
aria. Try them. 50c. at W. E. Pel
ham & Son.
Thle Class of Patrons a Store
Has is the Best Evidence of
thieKind of Goods it Sells
We number among our regular
customers the "first famiilies" of this
Why? Simply because we carry
the kind of goods discriminating'peo
pie want-the choicest of everything.
Whatever -you get-bete you can be
sure has .back of it the approvalel
men who k'now values in food stufEa,
and who selet from the- thousands
of brands the market offers, only
such as are proved worthy of a place
among the worlds finest.
Such a brand is'
a 'coffee of frare flavor-made so by
handling the world's choicest crop in
the one best way, from picking to
packing, so as to produce a coffee of
You'll like Electa whatever your
taste in coffee-like it better than any
other coffee you ever drank, because
Lame shoulder is almost invariably
caused by rheumatism of the muscles
and yields quickly to the free appli~
cation of Chamberlain's Liniment.
Tils liniment is not only prompt
and effectual, but in no way -dis
agreeable to use. Sold by W. E. Pel
ham & Son.
STOCK HOLDERS MEETING.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Prosperity Cotton Oi]
Mill company will be held in the
town hall at Prosperity, S. C., Wed
nesday, the 15th day of June, 1910, at
11 o'clock a. in., for the election of
directors and other business.
J. S. Wheeler,
OUR FIRST S
Has arrived. We have bou
and wil sell as "Low as th
as "Good as the Best". W
Bargains call on.
934 Main Street.
' Black Pays t:
The Southern, Seaboard, and Coas
the South. All pass through Richmi
go out on ne,xt train. Shipments ma
in S. C. the next morning.:
All goods guaranteed under Puire]I
- Imperial Holland
4 Quarts $4.00. 8 Quarts
Red Deer Corn 3.00
Red Deer Gin 3.00
Belle Haven Rye * 3.00
Sydnor XXXX Rye 4 Qts. $2.6
Sydnor XXXX Corn 4. Qts. $2.6
Sydnor XXXX Gin 4 Qts. $2.6
Name 4 Cqts.
Old Caipitol Rye $5.75
Fern Spring Rye 4-50
Johni Black's Private S-. 4.00
I. E. Goff AAAA Rye 3-50
Goff's AAAA Rye 24 Pts.
Bell Haven Rye 24 Pts.
Red Deer Corn . 24 Pts.
Red Deer Gin 24 Pts.
Sydnor XXXX Rye , 24 Pts.
Sydnor XXXX Corn . 24 Pts.
Sydnor XXXX Gin -24 Pts.
In Bulk. i gal.
AA Rye $2-50
AAA Rye 3-50
Straight 8 Yrs. Old Rye 5.25
AAA Corn 3-50
AA Gin 2-50
AAA Gin 3.50
IMPORTED AND BONDED GO(
are in Stock. Price list sent on appli
Remember, I pay express charges c
Pos-oficeOrder, Express money ord<
exchange or Cashier's check.
712 Eat Broad St..
$25. Da REWAIR!
For information leading to
the arrest and conviction of
any itinerant ve:ndor of specta
cles claiming to he Dr. Con
nor of Newberry, S. C.
Several unscrupulous fakirs
have been deceiving tbe public
and selling worthless glasses
at an exorbitant figure.
This is a picture of Dr. G.
W. Connor. Do not be mis
DR. G. W. CONNOR
ght at "Low Water Mar
Lowest" and in Quality
hen in search of Genine
Phone No. 262
t Line reach nearly every point in
~nd. Orders received on one mnail
e from this point reach any place
ood and Drugs Act.
775- 12 Quarts $11.oo
. 8 Qts. $475 12 Qts. $7.oo.
. 8 Qts- $4-75. 12 Qts. $7.Oo.
. 8 Qts. $4.75. 12 Qts. $7.00.
8Sqts. Case12 qts.
$-50. 48 Half Pints $1o.oo.
9.00. 48 Half Pints 9-5
90oo. 48 Half Pints 9-50
9oo- 48 Half Pints. 9.50
7.50. 48 Half Pints 8 oo
750. 48 Half Pints 8.oo
750. 48 Half Pints 8.oo.
gal. 3 gal. 4 gaL
6.8o 9.20 12.20
4.75 6 85 9.10
6.8o 9.20 12.20
4.75 6.85 i 9.10
6.8o 9.20 ' 12.20
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n all goods except on beer. Send
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