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THE DALLAS EXPRESS, DALLAS, TEXAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER, 4, 1030.
. f I 112 PEOPLES' F0RUT1 t : (KUITim'S NOTE The following artlWo Is a special contribution to the rad(nf? public of th EsuraB. In publishing this ar tUln tiic Kxprrss only follows its Iinlicy df Hiving space whenever pos sible to contribution of merit from ltd reiuli-rs. It is to be hoped that others may follow the lead ,of Dr. Williamson In conimontlng upon sub jects of Interest to the public at 1.xik. Tim Kxpreps would be pleased to establish a Forum in Its columns for Ju.-it Biieh contributions provided space for tt la available. In the pub liKhli.g of such articles the Express wishes it expressly understood that its opinion In regard to their fitness for apenrunce is final and it reserves the right to accept or reject aa it may determine.) IV J I AT IS THE SOIL! Jh Spared "t Tiidr SoiiIh From lt-nlU" Psulm 7S :.'(). Somebody may possibly nay no cne believes in the Immortality of the body. Everybody knows that the body dies, and that it needs resupply every day continually and that hence it cannot be immortal. But the Scrip tures Bpeak of bouIb. Way it not he that the soul is indestructible? That God having made a soul canaot destroy it. Reason tells us that, unless there is absolute proof to the contrary, the life of every creature is subject to the will of its Maker or Creator. After a careful study of the Bible I find that the Scriptures nowhere speak of the Immortality of the soul, as Bomo people seem to suppose, and neither do we find it in the trans lation. Take a concordance and try to find the expression "immortal soul" and you will quickly convince yourself that no such expression is found in the Scriptures. On the con trary, the ' Scriptures declare that "God is able to destroy both soul and body," and again , Uie soul that slnneth, it shall die." As we have already discovered, that which can die, which can he destroy ed is not immortal, is not proof againt death, destruction, therefore cited proof without an unreasonable doubt that neither souls nor bodies are immortal. IV hat Then, Is the Soull I have discussed this subject with many persons and 1 find that the general opinion is that it is an un definable something in us; but what it Is or where it is located very few attempt to explain. This unknown something is claimed to be the real intelligent hems, .while the body is merely its house or tool. It is said a person once defining the soul said: "It is without shape, body without interior or exterior and you could put ft million of them in a nutshell." My understanding ia that it is a very good definition of nothing. The body is not the soul as some agree. This is proved by our Lord's statement that God is able to de stroy both soul and body. And, now, in view of the foregoing, if we can free our mlndn of prejudice we should be able to learn something further cn this great subject by ex amining the inspired record of man's creation. Turning to Gen. 2:7 we read: "And the I.ord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of Hie; and man became a llvinK being," (A sentient being). From this record it seems that the body was formed first, but it was not a man, soul or being, until animated; it had eyes but saw nothing, a mouth but spoke nothing a tongue but no taste, nostrils but no sense of srneii, a heart but it pulsated not, blood hut It was cold and life less, lungs but they moved not. It was not a man, but a corpse, an inanimate body. The second step in the process of man's creation was to give vitality to the properly formed, and In every way prepared body, and this It de scribed by the words, "Blew into his nostrils the breath of life." When a healthy person has drowned and animation hts been wholly suspended, resuscitation has, it is said, been effected by working the arms and thus the lungs as a bellows, and bo gradually establishing the breath in ths nortrils. In Adam's caso it. of course, required no labored effect on the part of the Creator to cause the perfect organism which he had made to breathe the life giving oxygen of the atmosphere. A the vitalizing breath entered the lunsis expanded, the blood cor-jw-oles were oxygenized and passed to the heart, which organ In turn propelled them to every part of the body, awakening all the prepared, 1 tit hitherto dormant nerves to sen sation snd energy; just in an m sljnt the energy readied the brain, and thought, perception, reasoning, looking, touching, smelling, feeling snd tastins commenced. That which was a lifeless human organism had become a man, a sentinent being; the "Mvin-T soul" condition mentioned hfi been reached. In other words the term "living soul" means noth ing more that the term "sentient t' ing." !. e. a being capable' of sen r !: Tt. perception, thought T.otw-r Anini'ili A!'i Are Souls. Also ve are able to see why it Is ths'.t the- scriptures speak of souls in cT.tK'ction with the lower an i:'i:;'s. They as well as man are !.-. :sl as sentient beings, they then ;i rrc.-ilures possessing intelligence, rf cot'vsr- on'y of lower rrdVr, they H u fmr.n) ct:n see, hear, feel, (; ' f.vd nine!!, and encb of them i ,i v'.-'n up to the standard of his . ;i r i ' . :i!: i. tbo"i'.':h none are po ; , ,' w I'd power to reason os at i ' !:. 'v i! 1 r "'I as high a pl.tnp ns ... ': use ian lias a different ! ,f ' " from ti at pw.tosod by ; . r r.'!i;rt.t, fr nil have s'm- -s ! r-ic- inning from that fenni:!? of life. al ;or, 7i 1 1 sustain ;i'.e munner bv . v, h pj-odues I't.d !."": tic. I .lud of pain re. f f I . 1 '7 and each propagates his species sim ilarly bestowing the life originally from God to his posterity, but they differ in shape and In mental ca pacity. It cannot be truthfully Baid that while man is a soul, beauts are with out this soul quality or intelligence, thought, feoling. On the contrary both man and beast have soul qual ity or Intelligent conscious being. Not only Is this the statement of the Scriptures, but it Is easily discern ible, as a fact as . soon as we com prehend the real meaning of the word soul. Man IMs a Finer Organism. The great difference between man and beast Is not in the life which animates both and not from soul power which both possess.1 What then is it? It ia a difference in their bodies. The natural difference Is physical in addition to which God has made provisions for man's future as expressed In His promises while no such provision for a future life is made for beasts, no are they or ganically capable of appreciating metaphysics. The size and weight of the brain indicates capacity and in telligence. In this capacity man has been more highly endowed than the brute, by the Creator. The brute has less brains than man, and what it bas belongs almost exclusively to the selfish propensities. Its highest conception of right and wrong Is the will of its master, man. It Is im possible for it to appreciate the su blime in morals or In nature, the Creator having not endowed it on that high plane with a brain capacity for such things. However, since man's fall into sin and death he is far from his original perfection, some people by cultivating their low er organs of thought and a failure to use their higher intellectual fa cilities, have . dwarfted the organs of their brain representing these high er faculties; yet the organs are still there and are still capable of de velopment, which Is not so even of the most nearly perfect specimens of the brute creation. So in this way the Creator has endowed man with a higher and finer organism. The destinction between man and teast Is not in the kind of breath or life, but in that man has a higher organism than other animals pos sessing moral arid Intellectual pow ers in the Image of the great Cre ator. Our hope of the future life lies not In our Inherent powers but we rejoice to say that our Creator nas made a gracious provision for the redemption of every soul of man from death. Our great Redeemer consequently made provisions that whosoever will may have everlasting life by ressurrectlon, which of course, la subject to the terms of the New Covenant, which covenant represent ed to God by Jesus Christ and his body members in behalf of Isreal and all mankind, which will be sealed by the sacrificial blood of Christ al ready on deposit with God. After the church bis body members are glorified. Shortly afterwards this new covenant commences to operate and will continue to operate through out the millennial period at the end of which time this New Covenant will cease, as the human race will have been brought up then to a perfect standing with God. , Our Redeemer poured out his soul unto death. He made his soul an offering for Bin: Isa. 53:10-12. It was the soul of Adam and his pos terity that our Redeemer bought with His preciotiB blood on Calvary, by making His soul an offering for sin, consequently it is souls that are to be awakened, resurrected. Ix-t noi0f Mr. and Mrs. Fred Henry of Cor- one think that the bodies buried are to be restored atom for atom. The nostle declares, "Thou soweth (In death) not that body which Bhall be." In the resurrection God will give to each person (to each soul or sentient beinc) such a body as his infinite wisdom has been pleased to provide, to the church the (Bride) elected in this ago. He will give them spirit bodies but not so with those that will be resurrected for restitution, for that class will be provided with human bodies, but not the same as those given up In death: 1 Cor. 15:37 38. As In Adam's creation It was the bringing together of an organism and the breath of life which, when combined, produced a Bentlent being or a soul, so the seperation of these from each other, from any cause would result in an end to sentient being, and then all thinking and feeling would stop. The same sen tient being ceases. The body re turns to dust, while the breath of life returns to God who Imparted It to Adam, and to all races through Him: Led. 12:7. It returns to God in the sense thnt It is no longer controlable-by human and God has ko arranged it that it can never be recovered only at His will .through His divine power, and we, the church or His body members, recognizing that to be a fact by resurrection in God and in Christ When Christ shall come to establish His Kingdom and the time for the awakening of tiie dead shall come all shall come forth from death, not that the body will be awakene.d as its elements may be scattered over the earth. The Bible says that God shall restore that soul. "Thou will not leave my soul in Sheol." God raised Jesus from the dead; He did not leave Hie srul in death; so in His gracious provision He hath provided that every, human soul shall be raised but not the body. It is said that an infidel once died and was buried at the foot of a very large tree, and after several yearo had passed they had occasion to dig down to the baso of that tree ar.d they found that the roots had ab sorbed the body and taken the shape of the man's body. The tree had been used for different purposes; some of it had been shipped to one part of the world and some parts to another part of the world. How could the man get his body back? How could God resurrect that man's body. ( That man showed plainly that he was minus Bible wisdom, for hr was stumbling over thought that God never put in tho Bible. The Bible informs us that God will give that I man e. body as it pleaseth him. Tel the church class Ho will give solrlt ('dies, and to the worldlv class hcln will give human bodies. Tho Inter ciniS to receive their blessings only confined unto thlrt earth. Must em phatically the Bible declares tho wages of sin to be death not tor ment, and lest any one should tklnk of this as merely meaning the death of the body, while the eoul continues to live, the Scriptures, expressly state, more than once, that the death of the soul la meant, "The Soul that Sinneth It Shall Die." "God is able to destroy both soul and body." The penalty against Adam, "Dying thou Bhall die" signifies the death of his soul, hla entire being under such a sentence as that Adam and his race would have no future life. But God purposed to redeem man from this death sentence, and in due time sent forth His Son to pay man's redemption price; and it is through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ our Lorjd that will restore man's soul from the power of the tomb. Yours In service of Christ, E. T. WILLIAMSON, 2400 Swiss Avenue, Dallas, Texas. TEXAS TOWNS Culvert, Dec. X Rev. Major Green, an enthusiastic trader of the world, is In the city for a few days in the interest of the Baptist' Rev. Green is from Rockdale. , Mr. James A. Ross of Ranger spent a few days in the city looking after business. Mr. J. P. Curtis of Fort Worth is in the city guest of his mother, Mrs. Emma Johnson. News reached the city Friday of the death of Mr. Henry A. Jackson at Aspermount, Texas. Mr. Jackson at one time was a leading citizen of this palce and con nected himself with the following lodges: U. B. F., K. of P.. F. I. S. and Odd Fellows. He leaves a wife, Mrs. Rebecca Jackson, a host of friends and relatives to mourn his lost. His remains were shipped to Montgomery, Ala., where he came from 25 years ago. Mrs. Eliza Perry of Macedonia Community is in the city guest of Mrs. W, S. Perry. The following teachers are back home after attending State Teachers As sociation: Prof. A. H. Mims,. H. Hardaway, A. G. Robinson, Mrs. M. L. Covington, Mrs. P. Payne, Miss Mable Washington, Miss Blanch Whitehead and Irene Love, Miss Emma Blackshear and Miss E- P. Houston. Mr. R. Oderson left Mon day to consult a specialist on his case. He is still . sick. Mrs. L. C Hutcherson is Improving her home by adding another room. Mrs. Ma lissla Hayden is now improving her home by putting' on a new gallery. Mrs. McKerl of Rockdale is in the city in the Interest of the I. M. W. of the World. Mrs. Mary Taylor Maxwell of Harrlaburg, Pa., arrived In the city Tuesday and will leave Sunday of Hammond, Texas, where she accepted the position as first assistant teacher in Prof. F. D. Batts' School at Hammond, Texas. . Rev. J. A. Sharp was in the city Saturday enroute tp his church at Mt. Zion, Baileyville, Texas. Mr. U. S. G. Terrell of Branchville spent Sat urday in the city. Rev. J. A. Brown spent Saturday In the city looking afttr business. Prof. Chas. Lane of Hammond motored to Calvert Sun day to meet his sister. MIbs Irene Lane, ' teacher at Nesblt Miss E. P. Hunter, sister of Miss Emma Blacky Bbear, arrived Sunday and left for their work. Remember Calvert will have a big Colored Carnival, Dec. 6-11. Rev. Dunn of St, James A. M. E. Church was In the city Sun day and delivered a fine lecture in the Sunday . School and a fine ser mon at 11 a. in.. A big $3.00 drive is on In the city nnd vicinity for the K. of P's. See Walter Stewart who will send you to the .right man for Information, The many friends sicana, was pleased to meet them Sunday on the streets and at the churches of Calvert. We shall do all in our power to organize a Drug Company in Calvert Mr. and Mrs. Henry are quite popular young peo ple and the Express agent as well sr the readers wish them success. Please send Prof. R. C. Cook hiB paper to Ball Prairie, Texas. He Is an official subscriber. We want all the teachers of Calvert and vicinity to subscribe for the Dallas Express and keep it on your desk that our young boys and girls may read firat class Negro literature- Mrs. Hen rietta JlmlBon as up after a hard attack of malaria. Mr. George U, Mead Is still quite sick at his. homo. Miss Hattie Turner is now. teacher In the city. ' Mineral Wells, Dec. 2. Sunday school well attended at the various churches Sunday. Rev. W. T. Talley, P. C. of First Baptist church preach. ed a powerful sernjon Sunday night. The newly appointed pastor of the C. M. E. Church, Rev. E. G. Allen was at bis post all day Sunday and preached two strong sermons. Sir W. S. Willis, G. C. of K. of P. of Texas, was in the city visiting his sick .wife. She accompanied him to Dallas to see a specialist She is very much improved. Miss Rebecca Williams la visiting in Fort Worth, Miss Laura Terrell, a teacher of Grandvlew' spent several days here last week. -Mr. and Mrs- S. D. Homo well have returned from Dallas and Waco. Mrs. Carrie Boyd of Fort Worth are visiting Mrs. Gertrude Robinson. The Loyal Friends of America were royally entertained at the residence of Mrs. Katie Scott by Mrs. Alice Brown and Mrs. Reese, secretary- of the lodge. Those pres ent were: Madams Connelly, Kyle, Terrell, Tollver, Shepherd. Cass, Jackson. Carlisle and Mr- J. C. Crunder. Miss Bessie Wayett who is in school In Fort Worth visited here last week. Rev. Garrett of Weather ford preached for Rev. Johnson Sun day at the A. M. E. church. Rev. Johnson will preach his last sermon of the year here Sunday, Dec. 6th, if he is not returned to this charge. On last Wednesday night Nov. 24th, at 8:30 p. m. the Holiness Church, Mr. Bert Sibley and Mrs. Garner were united In matrimony. Rev. Howell officiating. The brido wore a beauti ful white satin dress all draped with white and bluo beads. After the marriage they returned to their home where they found a beautiful cake In the center or tne taDio. .inicaen salad on lettuce leaven and lots of punch were served. Thanksgiving Day tt big turkey dinner was given honor of the couple at their home. Uev. A. I Lyons and wife of Fort Worth; Rov. and Mrs. Howell, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Reeves, Fort Worth; Mr. Jim Davis, Fort Worth; Mr. P. H. Jackson, Dallas Express Reporter; Mrs. Howell, Fort Worth and Mrs. Annie Whitaker, Fort Worth, were the present guests. - Marlin, Dec-2. The rain cut short the 3000 rally at First Baptist Church, though we had good services. Hon. J. C. McKenzle and Mrs. Emma Lynch of Williams street, were united tn marriage. Rev. Mooney officiating. Profs. P. A. Stamps, M- B. Burkley and Misses Athal Black, Nellie Jones, Mattie Bennett and Madam ' M. B. Burkley returned from the State Teachers Association at Houston very much elated. Mr. Lawrence . Lamar, our enterprising professional plumber, has bought a beautiful home in the eastern part of the city and many others fallowing in his wake. Mrs. Susie Irvin is very sick. Dr. A. L. Hunter is pushing his san itarium and bath house to completion under the architectual skill of the Tanner Brothers. Mr. Arthur Mc Kenny and hiB brother, Lincoln, have joined partnership in the tailor bus iness. Many High Bankers were shopping in the city. Mrs. Ara Liv ingston left for Waco to visit rel atives and friends. A fine .girl has graced the home of our enterprising tailor, Mr. Arthur McKlnney. Mother Is doing fine. Mrs. Emma H. John son had the ' misfortune to tear her hand with a screen hook. Mr. Willie Miles and wife have returned and will make this their home. They are stopping with Mr. Joe. Miles for the present. ' . t , Wlnnshoro, Dec. 2. -Sunday School was well attended Sunday and teach ers manifested much interest- Our school is moving along nicely under the prlnclpalship of Prof. Phillip Jones. Remember the Baptist Mis sionary sisters, are planning to have a big Fair at the church the second week . in December and asking every member to manifest sdme interest' by giving- some kind of fancy work. For news and information read the Negro paper, the Dallas Express. Don t stop buying it because it is ten cents 'per copy. Rev. Caroway left last Monday for the Annual Conference in Mexta. He was ac companied by Mrs. Era Jones, Mrs. Callie Bailey and Miss Ella Thomas, Miss Merzella . Williams went to Pittsburg a few days last week on business. Mr. Joe Raymond was home a few days iast week from San Antonio. They are planning to move there in the near future. Rev. H. Cunningham and Mrs. Leila Gaod bolt were quietly married Sunday afternoon at her home in Carson. Rev. Will Davis accompanied the groom there. They will make their future home here. A few of Tran quil Society sisters held cottage prayer meeting with Sister Allie Jackson nd Ann -Fletcher Sunday afternoon. These sisters are yet very ill. Mr. Raymond Coffey of Mt. Pleasant was guest of Miss Ona Mae Smith Sunday. Mr. . .and Mrs. Eugene Christian has moved into their beautiful new home. Mrs. Frank Williams left Saturday night to spend the Christmas with her parents in Palestine. Mrs. Nettle Smith is improving very much. Rev. Tramble, pastor of the C. M. E. Church preached his last sermon for this year Thursday night Mrs. Silvie Lawson and Mrs. Eliza White made a flying trip. to Greenville last week. Tyler, Dec. 2. The Call session of the East Texas Baptist Association convened at Bethlehem First Bap tist Church on the 24-25 of November tor the purpose of raising money to complete the four story building which is being erected at the East Texas Academy. The session was called to order Wednesday morning by the Moderator, Father Butler. Rev. Weaver preached at night. Thursday they worshiped at. the East Texas Academy where the lay ing of the corner stone took' place. Rev. Stewart reading the ceremony. Thursday night the Dr. Campbell, paVtor of First Baptist Church (white) spoke to a large crowd. His sermon was impressive and enjoyed by all present- $720 in cash was raised. Several thousand dollars were pledged. Dr. Stewart and his church pledged to give the first ten win dows and Rev. Alexander and his church the same number of windows tor the new building, -they adjourn ed to meet at Elmo next October. The following teachers attended the State Teachers Association at Hous ton: Madams M. G. Griffin, B. L. Davis, Misses Hattie Brittain, Goldie Mitchell, Prof. Jesse and E. O. Adams. Mr. Lee Tucker, Madam Calhoun and Johnson were pleasant callers on Mrs. M. E. Tucker at Lanes Chapel School on the 19th and gave some Inspiring lectures to the pupils. Mrs. Leola Wllklns now of Abilene, is here to attend ' the conference. She will visit Shreveport, La., before re turning to West Texas. Rev." W H. Johnson of Terrell visited rel atives here last week, and attended the Association. ' Mr. John Long stop ped at Lanes Chapel last Monday and made one of his enjoyable lec tures to the school. Mr. Long is the manager of The Peoples Drug Store and his thoughts are always high, so much so that he believes his 7 passenger Nash can travel as fast as the Katy Flyer. The C. M. E. Annual Conference convened at St James Church Nov. 24 to 28 in clusive. Bishop Cottrell and his fam ily o Holy Springs, Miss., and sev eral hundred ministers, delegates and visitors were present from all over the state. A full account will appear later. Mrs. A. R. Wheeler has returned from Austin where she has been wth her mother. Miss Georgia Grlffln .of Chandler spent last Saturday and Sunday with Miss Janette Ccffman. Miss Vera Powell has returned home from Bishop College on account of being ill. Mr. Will Cornelius died on the 21st at his home on Patterson street. He leaves two little daughters to sur-i vive him. His wife died about 21 : montha m Mo won momiitr of ! Truevine Baptist Church and son-1 ilm ,Coffee nd Mr- u TurleT nd in-law of Father Butler. His re-fami,y have returned from West mains were carried to his home neariTexaB- Ju- ?nl Powell died, Sat Overtcn for burial. Mr. Matt Spen-! urda7" ov. 20, and his remains were cer was hurt here at the compress 1 carried to Van Alstyne Tuesday,, Nov. a few weeks ago when his mules 2Z- lT interment Mrs. A. B. Burton became frightened,' ran away and ' ofr. Masca and Mrs. L. N- King of threw him out, fracturing his skull. I Wichita Pallas were here last week He was carried to his home near jo attend the bedside of their sick Overton by Dr. Calloway last week ther, Mr; J M. Robinson who was and died on Thanksgiving Day. .very sick. Mrs. Chas Henderson who I has been very sick Is now convalosc Carland, Dec. 2. Sunday School Ing. Rev. R .D. Smith who was sent was very, well attended. Mr. Joel Brantley was here Saturday. F. A. i Johnson was In Egypt Saturday on business. The Express was sold by ' Mr. Mose Johnson with a great sue- , cess. Mr. Will Hamilton was here Saturday, selling cotton, Mr. George Dudley is quite sick. Rev. W. B. Bond paid In his dues Saturday, Mrs. Robert Ncal was visiting here Saturday, also Mr. Tony Smith. Mr. John Hill has moved near Garland. Mr. George .Davis has rented off the t Claude Sears farm for the year 1921.1 Mrs. j Mary Persiphs paid for her 1 paper Saturday. The Benevolent Aid Association will meet at the home ; of W. H. Dolton, Dec. 14 at 8 p. m : Everybody is invited to meet us. F. Johnson, president. Mr. J. S. Over- street still holds fort at the Ford Co. If you are looking for the news of the race, don't miss the Express. Cuney, Dec. 2. Sunday School and B. V. P. U. were both well attended. Ret. J. C. Brown filled his appoint mnt and preached an able sermon, Thanksgiving was well observed here. Rev. Brown preached a Thanksgiv ing sermon and a nice program was rendered. The infant of Mr. and Mrs. fcd. Cross died "On last Wednesday night and was buried Thursday ev ening. Miss Delia Yelldell returned home after spending some time In Corsicana with relatives, Mr. B. F. Blaine Is in Palpstin on business Mr. Slngletonof Rofard, was' here this week In Interest of putting up a lumber yard. Hon. H. L. Price, Mrs. Georgia Martin, Prof. J. ' L. Hamilton, Misses M. L. Jones and Johnson made a flying trip to Jack sonville this week. The Powell and Garner Shop is doing big business. Mr. Virgil Bragg Is ill this week. Dr. H. C. Boykins is in Anderson County on business this week. Prof. J. L. Hamilton spent Thanksgiving with parents in Brushy Creek. For the Dallas Express, see J. Ft Price, reporter and agent. Templo, Dec. 2. Rev. T. George, pastor of First Baptist Church of Bel ton, was- called to the pastorate of Eighth Street Baptist Church and accepted the same. He will 'take up the work In full beginning fiirst Sunday. Mr .and Mrs. A. J. Wiley of Waco spent Thanksgiving with parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. Rozelle. An entertainment was .given in their honor, and a nice time 'was had by all. E. L. C. Branford, a prominent young man of our city, went before the Texas State Board of Embalming which convened in Dallas a few days ago, and passed O. K. License lias been issued to him, and he is now wholly prepred to direct, and are for your funerals. His Undertaking establishment is located on E. Ave nue B. annex to his tailor shop. Mr. Branford is also operating a service car, and solicits your patronage In all his business. Will -Avery, and Grover C. Meredith, managers of the Tomple Orchestra are preparing to take the band to Waco in the near future. They will appear at the Lib erty Soda Drift on 3rd street The date of their departure will be an nounced later. Mrs. Horace Richards Is up after two weeks illness. Mrs. Jasper Kossie Is up after more than three weeks illness. - Ponta, Dec. 2-On a farm some 9 miles east of here, the body of Mrs. Fanny Thompson, Colored, was found burned to death under some bedding in her home some time after sun set on the evening of the 23rd, instant. Parties passing the house discovered an unusual amount of smoke in the house which was closed at the time. On an investigation, ctumbled. over her charred remains under the bedding as stated above. Her two children were working at a cane mill some distance from the Bcene, and it is supposed that she had caught on fire, and In attempt ing to extinguish the flames wrapped herself up in the bedding, but suc cumbed to injuries in the condition she was found. ' She was the young est daughter of old Uncle , Rafe Thompson who died something more than a year ago. Mr. Harry Wil liams and his fiance, Miss Ara Blan ton, eloped their chance and when found had called on the Justice of Peace, Mr. J. A. Fields, on the 20th instant Was married when found by tho father, who had refused to con sent to the union of these, two. We bespeak for these two parties a happy future. The silence was brok en on last Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p. ni. when Prof. E. W. Massey was solemnized by Holy matrimony to Miss Eula Boiling at the home of the brides parents. Rev. E. L. Powell of Kerens officiating. The groom is the distinguished son , of Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Massey, of this place, and the bride is the accomplished daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin B. Boil ing, all of this place. The entire friendship of these two parties wl3h for them a sweet and prosperous life. Mr. Pratt Nelson who is, seri ously ill at his home six miles north of here. Is not resting well at this writing. Rev. Powell left Wednesday for the Annual Conference of the C. M. E. church which was held at Tyler, Nov. 24th, to 28th with his head up. Rev. Dr. Powell served this joint last year with the nicest credit Miss Luclle Hill left on the 29th for Athens, to visit her sister, Mrs. Lola,- Cox. Mr. E. E. Fuller left here on the 19th for Galveston. Mr. A. D. Cleaver and Wm. Fuller accompanied him as far as Gallatin. Rev. Ramsey filled his regular ap pointment with the Christian church, on the 25th and left for other points on the 27th. Gainesville, Dec. 2. Mr. and Mrs. Tora Hill, formerly Gainesville cit izens, were in the city Sunday and returned to Wichata Falls Sunday night, Nov. 21, where they are now residing. Mrs. Ruth McNeal Nichol son, also a Gainesville girl, was here Sunday, the guest of her sister. Miss Vera McNeal and Mrs- Pearl Gleln. Mrs. Alberta Alnesworth . was re ported a little ill last week. She was out Sunday. Pastor Brown, of Mr. Olive Baptist church, was out of town principally all of last week canvassing and raising money for the new school to be established at Denlson. Mrs. Eddie Johnson re turned Saturday, after some weeks stay in Itasca, Mr. Paton Brown, to take the place of Rev. G. W. Boll or st James u. m. rj. cnurcn came m Saturday, Nov 27th, and preached his, nrst sermon Sunday morning. The weather conditions were not so re vorable during the stay of Rev. E. A. Scott, hence the attendance was small but the Bible lessons were very elevating. Rev. Scott wns very well pleased financially. Jacksboro, Dec. 2. Sunday School was on time Sunday. Mrs. Pickard and family was the guest of Mrs. Hays Sunday. Mrs. George Mosely and Mrs. Ike Borens had dinner together Thanksgiving. Messrs. Frank Bailey, J. D. Darving, Mrs. Sallie Johnson were the guests. Mr. Bailey spent Saturday and Sunday in Fort Worth. G. W. Means is ill with flu. A number of young people spent Thanksgiving in Henrietta. Among the number were: Mr. Jewel Shelton, Mr. Otla Shelton, Mr. Eddie Claude Shelton, Misses Monla Mitchell, Lln nie Moseley. Miss Mary Hembre Is visiting her Bister, Miss Ada Hembra at Aleta. . G. W. Means. Reporter. Terrell, Dec. 2. Services were well attended at ail churches Sunday. Several Terrellites attended the con ference at. Tyler. Rev .R. P. Sparks, who is now attending East Texas Academy, was at home to see bis family Saturday. There was a linen shower at Bethlehem Baptist Church Thanksgiving evening for the benefit of the Sanitarium. It was a success. Mr. John Gibbs' family will leave for California in a few days, their fu ture home. We wish thein success. Mr. M. B. Wesley, our photographer, left ' Wednesday for Tyler to make the group of the cornerstone laying) of the new brick. Mr. Daniels . of Lawrence died at his home on South Rockwall. M,r. and Mrs. S. J. Colvin attended the wedding anniversary of the Rev." Dr. and( Mrs- A. L. Boone of Fort Worth on the 24th and says it was the grandest of its kind ever witnessed. Mr. T. Johnson ' and F. Shadowin have taken the contract for covering roofs. We wish them success. Terrell can boast of what Dallas cannot: that Is, a lady pho tographer in the person of Mrs. C. L. . Wesley, who i3 kept very busy helping her husband, M. B. Wesley, In his new studio. Rev. Dr. A. L. Boone of Fort Worth was a very welcome visitor In our town Wednes day. Miss Ollle Lee" Lane the kinder garten teacher, has been Indisposed a few days but is much better. The Metoka Class with H. Holmes pres ident, has on a drive to see that all shops are closed on Sunday and that the occupants will give that day to the Lord. Despite the rain, the Bazaar at New Hope was a success. The Ladies Federation Club met at the home of Mrs. H. Belfry. A most pleasant hour was spent in the us ual needle work. -Mrs. A. B. Over street, president Mrs. P. L. Hop kins, one of Kaufman County teach ers was a very pleasant caller at the .Wesley Studio and left some work. Call for the Express at Wesley's Studio. ' ; Cleburne, Dec. 2. Rev. and Mrs. Joseph A. Brown and daughter, Rev. J. W. Hawkins attended the 25th anniversary of Rev. and Mrs. A. L. Boone at Mt Gilead Church at Fort Worth Wednesday. Mrs. Bessie Jay entertained a few friends with a party at the residence of Mrs. Mary Jones last week. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Gatewood have bought a house and lot in E. Cleburne. The Athletic and Socal Club girls were entertain ed at the home of Miss Lillian Lewis Thanksgiving Day. All of the girls carried their lunches. They had a nice time and brought back plenty of game. Mrs- A. D. Key, Grand W. C. of -the Courts of Calanthe will make her annual visit to the Courts, Wednesday, Dec. 8. Mr. and Mrs. Hattie Templeton, Mr.. McFall of Edgewood, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Heard. Mr. and Mrs. Al bert Brownlee were called to the bedside of their sick father at Law rence last week. Mr. Gail Fuller is out on a $2000 bond. Rev. J. W. Hawkins was called to Mexia last week to attend a funeral. Mr. Jim mie Bell, an employee of the Santa Fe Shops, was badly injured by a falling piece of timber. Mr. Hickey and Miss Etta Bell were married recently at the home of her sister, Rev. J. W. Hawkins officiated. Rev. Gilmore and family have moved to Fort Worth. Dr. and Mrs. R. B. Barnes are visiting relatives at Mem phis, Tenn. Mr. Lasco who was in jured by a truck running into his truck last week is able to be up. Mrs. A. B. Smith is confined to her room, with an Injured foot in which she stuck a nail. Rev. Wm. Flcnnoy of Amarilla was the guest of his daughter, Friday, Mrs. Ethel Oneal. Mrs. Yancy Saddler's cousin of Fort Worth Is visiting her. Mr. B. Kay was canea to Temple to the bedside of his brother, Mr. Charlie Kay, who is very in. Mr. Fred Phillips and som, William Lewis of Alvarado, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Neal Sunday. Dr. J. E. Wallace was called to the bedside of his sister 'at Calvert, who was burned very badly last week Mr. L. E. Russell attended the funeral of his niece who dide at Waco recently. Mr. a Jackson of Fort Worth was here last week visiting relatives. Dr. J. E. Wallace's auntie of Marshall was his guest this week. Mr. Harry Wilson presented his wife, Mrs. Nora Wilson a Jersey cow. Mr. and tars. A. Odome .have added a bath room, sleeping porch to their res idence, also- a new barn. .Mrs. Hill of Ardmore was the guest of Mrs. Bessie Taylor last week. Mr. Hub bard Cozlne, who has been very sick is improved. Madams S. L. Clark, Miles are on the sick list Rev. Bell of Hillsboro preached last Sun day night at Shiloh Baptist church. The Missionary Society and the B. Y. P. U. contest was a success. - The sisters of the First Baptist church pound Rev. J. W. Hawkins Saturday Jiight Mrs. Ed. McGee, who has been sick is able to be up. A special feature in Cleburne last week was the Thanksgiving service and dinner eiv- en by the teachers and students of the Cleburne Mission School for the old folks. The affair was heartily enjoyed by those present. launches were served those who could not attend. . . MUford, Dec. 2. Mrs. Julia Mc Daniel welt , to Hillsboro. Misses Lurline Beaty and Jlmmle Jordan of Dallas were here Thursday visiting friends and relatives. Miss Alma netta Beaty went to Fort Worth. Bora to Mr .and Mrs. Jessie Robin son, a boy. Mother and son are doing nicely. Mis. Maggie Hodges went to Sterrick to open her school. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Beaty, Jr.. a fine boy. Mother and son are doing nicely. Mr. Cliff Kennard of Hillsboro was the guest of bis sis ter, Mrs. Alice Clemons. Mrs. Delia Davennort is ill. Owinc tn ty, i - -, clement weather. Sunday School was very well attended at all churches Rev. A. J. Mathews filled his pul pit and preached a soul stirring ser mon Thanksgiving and also preached a noble sermon Sunday. i Kelly Miller High School Notes: Prof. L. G. McDonald, nrinclnai f, Thanksgiving nroeram nf c t n 8. was a grand affair. Door receipts $12.75. Mrs. E. M. J. McDonald. Directress. Pay your Express bill and read the paper. Only ten cents per copy, once a week. Give Wilson the dime; it saves time. Miss Enna Lee Beaty went to Dallas. S. H. Richardson, Reporter. Forney, Dec. 2. Sunday School, was very well attended in spite of the bad weather. Rev. P. M. Mitchell preached three sermons at utu Flock. Services' ere good. Rev. J L. Herron will Jhold his last official Board to night He will leave for the annual conference at Fort Worth . Tuesday. Dr Bledsoe and Mr' Ike Robertson left for Dallas this morn ing on business. Several readers of the Express are reported on the sick list this week. See Mose Drain for the Express. ' - ' Mart, Dec. 2. Services were good at this church all day. No services were held at any other church. Therefore many friends from other churches came to worship with us. The Inclement eather prevented Dr. S. E. Jones from arriving to preach or us. However, Rev. Wm. Mc Donald served as a Joshua. "He held the audience spellbound from Ttni i otht, 4th Chapter and 5th Verse- Mr. Brltton , Cogswell's remains were shipped here from Fort Worth and burled Sunday. Mrs. Janle Jackson of Oklahoma City is guest of Mrs. Will Wise. The rally will cio&e uec 5th. Mrs. Katherine Bea of San An tonio and Miss Hattie Cogswell of Ennls was called here to attend the funeral of , their brother. What Is a dime? Read the Express. ' Lufkln, Dec. 2. Services were well . attended Sunday, day and night, in spite of the inclement weather at all the various churches throughout the city. Rev. J J. James of the First Baptist Church filled his stand both day and night. The new pastor which was appointed to Long's Chap el C. M. E. church filled tho pulpit Sunday, preaching two able sermons to a full house. This God sent man, Rev. R. B. Martin Is a great preach er and we predict for him a very successful year. Our expastor, Rev. D. M. Sales is on his works at For dice and Fair View Circuit. He al so is well pleased with his charge. Ret. W. T. Reagor was out of the city Sunday to work at Galveston. I.ast Sunday was a high day at Good Will Baptist Church, celebrat ing the second anniversary of their pastor's work. The sermon was de livered by Rev. W. M. Tensloy, pas tor of New Zion Baptist church. AH who heard this sermon claim it to be a great one. A special program was rendered in connection with the sermon. Many valuable presents . were presented the pastor, Rev. B. F. Roberts, for his faithful service rendered during the past year. Mrs. Ada Flnley of Houston was a visitor to the city last week spending a few days with her cousin, Mr. and Mrs. Felix Vinson. Mr. Henry Huntley was reported quite sick last week. Friends hope for him a speedy re covery. Mrs. Minnie B. Johnson, one of the city school teachers, and Mrs. Lockett Stewart, teacher of Keltys, has returned from Houston where i they attended the State Teachers As sociation. They were indeed benefited. Dr. J. M- Wright, the great divine healer, is still here doing good. Carry him your ailments. Doggett has returned from Houston after a pleasant stay- Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Ladner entertained several friends at dinner on Thanksgiving. Mr. and Mrs. Felix Vinson. Miss Luvenia Shelby and others wh6 claim that the turkey was fine. Rev. I. S. Alex ander is still sick. There will te a Womanless Wedding by Mrs. Elvala Johnson of Galveston, Dec. 4th at Good Will Church. No excuse now, I 'have a plenty of suhscrtion pads, just received. See me for the paper.. S. W. Booker, Agent and Reporter. Lift offCorns! . Doesn't hurt a bit and Freezone costs only a few cents. With your finger I You enn lift off any hard corn, soft corn, or corn between the toes, and the bard skin calluses from bottom of feet. A tiny bottle of "Freezone" cost little at any drug (tore; apply a few drops upon the com or callus. Instantly it storis hurting, then shortly you lift tb bothersome corn or callus right off, r and nil. without one bit of pain or so: ness. Truly I No humbug 1 , . ADA'S HAIR GROWER In three mnntns will make th hair -long-, coft and glossy, a trial will, prove it When In Kansas city call ljox of Pressing Oil. BOe; Dot f ion-tB".c.V,0K:r.T c,t 'hh HA1r"Dtr..:!0,,WIol-t. Ur "-"to-oaf '';-'-'is ' ' 1