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SUNDAY SCHOOL WORK.
Dr. E. W. Spillman's Addresses at
the Baptist Church This Week.
Dr. 1. W. Spillman. field secretary
of the Southern Baptist convention.
delivered several highly instructive
and helpful addresses at the- First
Baptist church on Monday and Ttcs
day of this week. both afternoon and
evening of each day. Each servic:
was attended by a large and attentive
audience. Dr. Spillman remained in
Newberry until Wednesday. when
he went to Clinton in the interest of
Dr. Spillman is working in the in
terest of the Sunday School. and his
addresses were along this line.
A large audience of the Sunday
School workers of Newberry greeet
ed Dr. Spillman on Tuesday night.
His talk was a continuation of
the consid.eration of the subject
discussed on Monday night. *The
Sunday School of Yesterday. To
day and To?norrow." Dr. Spill
man said that in the~ days of the
Sunday School as organized by Rob
ert Raikes it was an organization sep
arate from the church. A relic of
those old days is still seen in the
phrases "going to church" and "go
ing to Sunday School." More and
more the Sunday School is being re
cognized as the teaching service of
the church. Jesus was both teacher
and preacher. He commanded his
disciples to teach as well as preach.
For the first three centuries the
preacher and teacher were side by side
in their work. Then came the priest
hood and the dark ages. Again we
are at the light and the church recog
nizes anew its teaching function and
Speaking of the constituency of the
Sunday School. he said that in the
days of the Raikes type of Sunday
School it was for only boys. and for
only one kind of boys-bad boys.
Today its constituency begins with
the little tots who are too young to
go to the church building, those
whose names are put upon the cradle
roll. and who are regularly visited by
the superintendent of that depart
ment; to whom is sent at Christmas
a little gift from the school: and who
early learn that the school is for them
and look forward to coming to the
He then spoke of the boys and
young men as part of the constituency
of the Sunday School. When they
are small boys they come. but about
the time the boy begins to survey the
area of his face just below the nose
to see if anything is happening there.
he drops out. This is the great prob
lem, how to hold those who come.
He does not wonder that seventy-five
per cent of the boys and young men
The church ought to enmphasiize the
fact that the Sunday School wvork is
a really serious church business, in
which men ought to engage. How
can it be expected they wvill be held
with such examples before them.
The boy sees seven-tenths of thd men
of' the church not going to Sunday
School and three-fourths of all the
members of the church never dark
ening the doors of the Sunday School.
and it is not any wvonder that a manly
boy will be -influenced by such ex
ample. A father said to his boy.
"John you have not been going to
Sunday School. you must go." "Btt
father, you do not go. why shot:ld I?"~
"0, my son. I do not need to go. I
am established-estr.bished in the
faith-I don't need it. You must go,
you need it." The boy could not tun
derstand the argument. but he went
at his father's command. because he
must. Next wveek he was with his fath
er, hauling logs. -On a steep hill
the old gray mare balked, and would
not pull an ounce. The father laid
on the whip, but she would not budge.
He used vigorous language and plied
the wvhip more vigorously, hut wih
out any effect on the animal. Fi.a
ly he turned to the boy and said. "I
don't know wvhat's the matter with the
old mare. she never did this w~ay~ be
fore. What do vou supose is the
matter with her?" "WVhy. father. I
reckon she must he 'estab!ishe'd.'
No wvonder the boys stay~ out, when
"established" with their fathers
means "won't pull."
WVith such examples before them.
the only wvay :) hold the boys is by
keeping them n in:erest -l. and that can -
ho hem? By emphiasizing the fact
-z. .t.e Snay- Sool is a serious
work of the churnch that it is -he
place for men. The way to hold the
boys is to catch the men. An old
'arkev from the up-country got
lown on the coast in some way. One
lay he was lishing, when he pulled
)ut a strange- animal. strange to him.
\t first he was a.raid to touch it.
Flat and on one 4ide brown. with
-Ves on that sie: n the h-r whi!e.
with no eve. \Vhat -ort f'.i ndevel
ped Inon:rr wa. this? He stood
eyeing the rinndcr for a few minutes.
then -uddenly the light -f a bright
idea intered his mind. Ie put his
big f.)t on the -ish. and kept it there
1 hold ia:t what h- had caught.
Hurriedly he took the hook from its
month and baiting it carefully cast
again .ist in the very spot where he
had made his -irst catch. There he
stood all a quiver with txcitement.
Presently s<Vne one came along and
noticed that he was holding down
the flounder with his foot and seemed
very intently watching his line.
"\'hat are you doing. uncle?" "G
g-gracious g-g-goodness. boss,
see what I done cotch. I done cotch
a half a fish, and now I's going to
cotch de oder half."
We must come to the business of
catching the other half. if we want to
hold the first half. We must get the
men into the Sunday School. if we
would 'old the boys.
He then spoke of the young men as
a part of the natural constituency of
the Sunday School, and did not won
der that they dropped out for the
same reason that the boys cease at
tending and for the further reason
that the Sunday Sch6ol is too much
regardid as child's play. The best
method to hold them is to organize
them in classes. classes with their own
organization. electing their own
teacher. secretary. treas-irer. etc.
Don't go after the young man saying.
"I want to help you." say to him. "we
need your help in the work of the
church." Offer to help him, he will
doubt your ability, perhaps; ask him
to give his help to a good work, what
young man will refuse?
Dr. Spillman also emphasized the
advantage of the Home Department
work, enlisting the interest of all
who for any reason cannot come to
the church building to teach or be
taught. The great fact to be stress
ed is the fact that the Sunday School
in 'all its departments is one. that it
is the teaching department of the
church. that it is the church study
ing the Bible, and that all are in it
whether they study in the church
building or in their own homes. This
is the constituency that the modern
church is trying to reach. the little
tots of the cradle roll. the boys and
the girls. the young men and women,
their fathers and mothers. the oldest
is well as the youngest.
MR. BARNARD AND THE LADY.
Merchant Answered "Personal" and
New York Times.
A wise man once said to his heir:
"ly son. eschew' the personal adver
tisenment in the newspaper. especial
ly moreover if it happens to have
oeen inserted by a widow of eighteen
who wants some philanthropist to
develop her histrionic talents.' but
.hould my advice fall upon deaf
ears. do not, above all things, forget
the 'clubby' feeling so far as to use
a fellow club member's name to fur
ther your flirtatious career."
The son thus warned thought the
advice so~ good that he Kiraightway
put it in a book. Evidently it did
not fall tunder the otherwise watch
tul eve of William H. Barnard. mil
lionaire silk merchant and clubman
of1 New York and Aiken. S. C.. for to
a disregard of these cardinal prin
ciples many of his troubles are now
due. M1r. Barna:d.. whose town rest
dence is at 38 East Sixty-eighth
treet, is now busily engaged with at
torner's and club officials trying to
straighten out the mess in wvhich he
inds himseli. MIr. Barnard. hy the
way. is a member of the Union
Lague. Players. New Y' rk Yacht.
1erchants' Larchmi nt Yacht. New
York A-thletic. Down Towvn. Ard'-ley,
and~ Automobile cltubs.
On Mlarch 27 last MIr Barnard and
a I'ot of other cltubmen gathered in
the Uni' n Le-ague got inmo a discus
'-i'n itf' the sedutctive "proa.
and int gltancing ' ver anwppe
lr. lI arn ardl hiappened-( t catc :-gh
sist her in fitting herself for a theat
In the spirit of curiosity," so he
avers. Mr. Barnard, who is forty-five.
married. and has two children, an
vswered this advertisement. and in this
way became acquainted with one
"Viola Livingston." who was living
at the Hotel Grenoble.
But in answering the personal Mr.
Earnard committed the indiscretion
of writing on the letter paper of the
Union League Club. He signed his
name "William T. Carrol." but he ex
plained that this was not his right
name. and that he did not feel that
he should commit himself until he
was better acquainted with the "ex
ceptionally talented and at.tractive"
On March 27 last Mr. Barnard and
personal was answered. Mr. Barnard
dined with "Miss Livingston." and
then went for a drive through the
Park. She says that he told her that
he was married. and showed her the
picture. of his two children. "But."
said he. "my wife is also a patron of
the arts, and will no doubt help
along your histronic aspirations."
"But what is your real name?"
asked the exceptionally talented and
attractive and gifted young lady
"A rose by any other name-."
quoted Mr. Barnard, but the lady
would not be appeased, and after re
peated questioning Mr.*Barnard said:
-My real name is William H.
Bailey." And right there all his
Now. William H. Bailey is a re
spected member of the Un:on League,
a bachelor. residing at 200 Westl
Fifty-Seventh street, and in business
at 20 Gold street. He knew nothing
of the way in which his name had
been used, until one day he was called
up on the telephone at the Union
League and reproved for his faithless
ness by the "attractive and gifted
"But I do not know you." said Mr.
Bailey. "I never knew any such per
son in my life."
"That won't do," came from the
other end of the wire. "You must
have received my letter."
Then Mr. Bailey examined the
contents of his letter box. and there
.ound a note couched in unmistakable
:erms. He explained to the young
person that an error had been made
and sent the letter back. To say that
he was angry would be 'nderstanding
the facts, but he had no way of find
ing out who was responsible. as he
had no desire to meet the talented
Meanwhile Mr. Barnard was en
joying himself in his Aiken home.
One day in the early part of April
the gifted and talented young lady
reached him there. After a canvass
of the winter resort she had discov
eredl that Mr. Bailey and Mr. Barnard
were one. Mr. Barnard gave her
$r13o and sent her home, but the end
was not vet.
Sev'eral days ago she brought suit
for $25.ooo dlamages against Mr Bar
nard. and so the whole matter came
out. It is likely, that Mr. Barnard
will hav'e to exp)lain his actions to
the Union League. He has already
tried to, explain them to Mr. Bailey.
Mr. Barnard said t.aat he took the
name "Bailey" on impulse after he
had been nagged into giving some
name other than "Carroll." and that
le had no idea that he was using a
fellow-member's n'ame. He says that
ie does not know Mr. Bailey, says
he never heard of Mr. Bailey, and Mr.
Bailey says lie niever heard of' Mr.
"It was all a very unfortunate acci
dent," says Mr. Barnard.
"It was, indeed." replied Mr. Bai
ev. But added: "I shall go to anyi
lmit to have my name cleared, and
that may mean that the Union
League will take action."
Mr. Barnard said, further, that if
he should ever daIly again with the
seductive personal through an alias
it is safe to assume that he will ex
amine the club list to see that no fal'se
step is taken.
Mr. Darwin as a Bugologist.
Miss Daisy L.eiter has b,roughit bac k
r' i London a story about Charle.
D)arwin. say., the Cleveland P!ai
"Two Engli-lh boys." said Mie. Leti
te~r. "heing friend- of D)arwin
thgt oneL day thtat hey wi
:a a: jok an hrasi. They enehtIa
posite insect. They took the centii
pede's body. the butterfly's wings.
the grasshopper's legs and the
beetle's head, and they glued them
together carefully. Then. with their
new bug in a box. they knocked at
"We caught this bug in a tield."
they said. "Can you - tell us what
kind of bug it is. sir?"
"Darwin looked at the bug and then
looked .at the boys. Hle smiled slight
'Did it hum when you caught it?'
S'Yet.' they answered. nudging
" 'Then.' said Darwin. 'it is a hum
A correspondence school for teach
ing married men the art of sewing
on buttons would fill a long-felt
Don't think because a girl's com
plexion is a dream that all dreams
EWDU SA731 11 D
Newberry, S. C.
Capital - - $50,000
Surplus - - - 19,500
since organization 21,000
Paid Depositors in
ment since or
ganization - - $9,200
A man working by the day is paid
for the time he puts in at work, but
when that man saves a dollar for his
day's labor it works for him nights,
as well as days; never lays off on ac
count of bad weather and never gets
sick, but goes right on earning him
an income. It's a nice thing to work
for money, but it's much nicer to
have money working for you. Try
it-open a savings account with us
and get some money working for you.
Make a deposit in the Savings de
partment today and let it begin to
work for you. Interest computed at
4 per cent January 1 and July 1 of
Shingles! Shingles! Shingles!
200,000 Shingles just
received, FOR SALE
CHEAP, also Lumber
and Laths, Rough or
H ouses Built on short
notice. SHOP WORK
such as Mantles, Doors
ana Window Frames
a specialty. Repairing
Shop in front of jail.
Shockley ( Liviiigston
Newberry, S. C.
For Sale by
C. H. CANNON.
Scholarship & Entrance
The Examination for the award of
vacant scholarships in Winthro Col
lege and for the admission Of new
students will be held at the County
Court House on Friday, July 8th, at
9 A. M ,Applicants must not be less
than fifteen years of age. When schol
arships are vacated after July 8, they
will be awarded to those making the
highest average at this examination.
Scholarships are worth $100 and free
tuition. The next session will open
September 21, 1904. For further in
formation and catalogue address
Pres. D. B. Johnson, Rock Hill, S. C.
A S EASONABLE
Soda water is always" *in season".
Whether taken hot or cold it is a
wholesome beverage, unless ren
dered deleterious to health by be
ing loaded with impure artificial
flavorings and poor syrups.
Cold Soda drawn from
Our Sanitary fountain
Lacks nothing that could be
Desired by the most
Sensitive palats. We use .
Only pure juices made
Direct from fresh fruits
And can give any flavor.
Our "Cold Soda" is
THE PROSPERITY DRUG GI.,
Prosperity, S. C.
C. H. CANNON,
N1irFG., N. & L. Depot.
if the children haven't
Is it not
to have it done
They have no voice
in the matter!
Childhood is short !
Lifelike portraits of
the little tots are
like good investments
- f~ as time goes on !
When you get old and the
children get old, the
pictures will be:
M ~ UIVERSAL"
8 ead Nmet ai* Raiser
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F. A. SH MET