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The Golden age. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1906-1920, September 06, 1906, Image 2

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and covering sermons, addresses and special services
conducted by the distinguished pastors from other
cities as well as by me.
The following is a brief statement of the order
of exercises to be observed.
First Week.
Sunday, Sept. 16.—11 a. m., Sermon, Rev. W. W.
Landrum, pastor First Baptist Church; S p. m.,
sermon, Rev. John E. White, D.D., pastor Second
Baptist Church.
Monday, Sept. 17.—8 p. m., Congratulatory Ad
dresses by the following: Rev. Charles 0. Jones,
D.D., pastor St Mark Methodist Church; Rev. Z.
S. Farland, Rector All Saints Episcopal Church;
Rev. R. 0. Flinn, Pastor North Avenue Presbyterian
Church; Rev. C. T. Willingham, supply at Jackson
Hill Baptist Church; Rev. T. P. Bell, D. D., editor
Christian Index.
Tuesday, Sept. IS.—S p. m., address, Christian
Education, Rev. S. Y. Jameson, D.D., President
Mercer University, Macon, Ga.
Wednesday, Sept. 19.—8 p. m., address. Saving
Georgia, Rev J. J. Bennett, Cor. Sec. Board of
Missions, Atlanta.
Thursday, Sept. 20.—8 p. m., address, The Sun
day School Work of the Denomination, Rev. J. M.
Frost, D.D., Cor. Sec. Sunday School Board of Mis
sions, S. B. C., Nashville Tenn.
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Friday, Sept 21.—4 p. in., Conference, The Effi
ciency of the Sunday Schoo], Mr. L. P. Leavell,
Field Secretary, Sunday School Board, Oxford,
8 p. m., address, The South as a Missionary Field
and Force, Rev. B. D. Gray, Cor. Sec. Home Mission
Board S. B. C., Atlanta.
Second Week.
Sunday, Sept. 23.—11 a. m., sermon-address, R'ev.
R. J. Willingham, I). I)., Cor. Sec. Foreign Mis
sion Board, S. B. C., Richmond, Va.
8 p. m., sermon-address, Rev. E. Y. Mullins,
D.D., President Southern Baptist Theological Sem
inary, Louisville, Ky.
Monday to Friday, September 24th to 28th.
Each evening at 8 o’clock, the pastor himself
will preach on the general topic: “Life’s Tomor
rows. ’ ’
This topic is sub-divided as follows;
Monday, September 24, “Does Death End All?”
A discussion of the immortality of the soul.
Tuesday, September 25, “Shall We Know Each
Other There?” An inquiry into Heavenly recog
Wednesday, September 26, “With What Body
do They Come?” A study of he Resurrection.
Thursday, September 27, “Who Shall be Able
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to Stand?” A consideration of the Day of Judg
Friday, September 28, “Is Punishment Eternal?”
An inquiry into the final fate of the wicked.
The object of these sermons is not idle discus
sion, but an earnest purpose to instruct, and to
deepen an interest in these “last things.” There
is no object of deeper human interest than the fu
ture of the soul, and no question of more profound
personal concern than this, “My Life and the Fu
ture. What?”
Although the public is cordially invited to at
tend all these services, and seats are free, special
invitations are to be issued by the members of the
congregation to such friends as they may deem
especially interested in the services.
I do verily believe, from the experience of the
past year and a half, that the time will come, and
that soon, when the Ponce DeLeon Avenue Baptist
Church will be one of the greatest churches, not only
in the city of Atlanta, but in all our Southern
land. To that end, it is my desire to lead them into
all that is true and noble. We are not a sensational
folk, and do our own quiet work; but when it is
done we hope the King may say “Well done.”
Labor Da^ —Its Origin and Its Uses.
On the first Monday in September, Georgia, as
well as forty-three other states, agree to suspend
all work which entails the labor of workmen in
every mechanical branch of industry, and to give
to this vast working class a holiday which is pure
ly and solely organized as a sort of recognition of
the rights of the laboring; man and a consideration
of his position in the life of our country.
The holiday is of comparatively recent origin,
but so fixed lias it become that its observance is
now almost general throughout the United States.
Very gradually, however, was this day incorporat
ed in the same class with the Fourth of July,
Christmas, Decoration Day, etc., etc., and perhaps
oven now the first named holiday alone rivals Labor
Day in the universal recognition which it com
The first movement for the establishment of labor
day was had in New York in September, 1882,
when the Knights of Labor met in that city for
their annual convention, and the Central Labor
I nion decided to Judd a parade to which the vis
iting knights were to be formally invited. This
incident assuming the shape of a precedent in
1883, the Labor organizations of New York had
their parade on the first Monday in September, and
a year later the Central Labor Union resolved that
this first Monday in September be reserved as a
special holiday, and at once began to endeavor to
have this resolution become a law. It did not, how
ever, prove an easy matter to accomplish this, for
it wps not until May, 1887, that the bill was
passed by the New York Legislature, which met the
wishes of the labor unions in this particular.
This bill, however, had attracted considerable at
tention even before it became a law, and Oregon
was the first state to legally establish a labor day
holiday. This was in February, 1887, and soon
after New Jersey enacted a similar law, New York
being third on the list. It was not, however, until
1894 that Congress passed a labor day law for
the District of Columbia. The various states in
the Union have passed similar laws regarding Labor
Day, making it now almost a universal legal holi
day, and this example has been followed in Porto
Rico, Hawaii, Alaska and the Philippines.
There is much meaning in the fixing of a day
for the special recognition of Labor. “Unions”
for the protection of laborers have become a growing
force in this country, and their formation has kept
pace with the enormous increase of capital. If
there is one single element which goes far to pre
serving a feeling of amity between labor and cap
ital, it is this recognition of the rights of labor
as shown by the legal fixing of a day when the in
dividual membeis of the different organizations
shall unite in a general holiday which shall mean
relaxation ami reci eat ion, and, let us hope, it may
aid in the promotion of good feeling and good
News of General Interest.
Tea carriers of China carry tea in bars, each
weighing twenty pounds.
A statue of Gen. Nicholson, the mutiny hero, was
recently unveiled at Delhi by Lord Minto, the Vice
roy of India.
A movement is on foot in England to prohibit
women from acting as barmaids. If passed, the
proposed bill will affect between 30,000 and 40,000
Two high school teachers in Trieste have in
vented a new system of wireless telegraphy. Their
experiments have proved so successful that the
government has come to their aid.
The National Baptist Convention, the (largest
body of colored Baptists in America, has decided
to establish a theological .seminary of its own. It
already has a large and prosperous publishing house.
Howard F. Mayhew, a young millionaire of New
Bedford, Mass., is employed in a cotton mill there,
going to work at 6:30 in the morning and quitting
at 6 at night, and studies in a textile school until
10 o’clock.
Among the curiosities of church architecture in
America may be mentioned the fact that in Santa
Rosa, Cal., is a church with a seating capacity of
200, which is built entirely of timber sawed out
of a single redwood tree.
In Northern China a perambulating village black
smith goes about in the early spring making im
plements for the farmers. The plows differ in de
sign in the various localities, and are only sufficient
to scratch the surface of the soil.

It is estimated that before the cles" of the
current year the sum of $500,000,000 will be ex
pended by Ameiican tourists in traveling abroad.
It is impossible that this sum should fail to affect
the trade balances of the country.
Both Canada and Mexico are in advance of the
I nited States in the establishment of new rail
roads. The former country has no less than
three thousand miles of new roads under way,
while the new railroads projected in Mexico will
cost in the neighborhood of $60,000,000.
There is soon to be established in Paris an in
stitution for sea-bed research which will have one
million dollars as an endowment fund by the Prince
of Monaco. This nobleman has a passion for deep
sea research, and has spent a fortune in further
ing this science.
A debt-collecting agency, which is run as a part
of the regular postal system, is the newest “im
provement” of the postoffices of Austria. Despite
the novelty of the enterprise, the plan has worked
admirably, so that many thousands are collected
annually by the postmen throughout the Austrian
A remarkable increase in the number of students
attending the twenty-one universities of Germany
is reported by the Journal of Education. The ma
triculated students now number 42,390, an increase
of 13,273 over the attendance of ten years ago, or
nearly 50 per cent. The University of Berlin leads,
with 8,081 students; Bonn has 2,908, and Heidel
berg, 1,443.
An interesting work in which the United States
Government is now engaged is the building of a
new breakwater in the San Pedro Harbor near Los
Angeles, Ca. In 1898 an appropriation of $2,9*00,-
000 was made by Congress for this work, and at this
time, although only about one-half of the super
structure appears above water, the harbor is al
ready being used by vessels,

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