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The Sunday School,
Visited While in Session
by a Representative
of the NEWS.
. The Sunday School movement
established in 178, unlike many
others may safely lay claim to be
an American institution, when
we And from statistics, that of
the ten million of children con
nected with Sunday Schools in
the whole world, ovei six million
or more than half" are in the U
uited States. In the rural dis
, Ulcll luca yji. luc una uuu vw-
tricts of the Southern states asl:ect of gulKav Schools. At" the
... . i"
religious services are very mtre
queut, the Sunday School is
really the only public observance
of Sunday, and consequently los
es its denominational exclusive
n ess compared with its functious
"in cities and large towns
That our readers may know cf
our School, the News represent1
ative visited the school on Sun
day raorniug last. The windows
and doors of tin building being
open, before we reachei th
en ureh ttie hum ot voices noti I
tied us that the school wat in
progress, and from the energy
displayed in the teachers voices,
was intimated the idea that the
teachers were not content with
their scholars knowii g their les
son but that they should under
stand it. Entering, we found as
sembled some 50 children and 10
or twelve adultP,u very fair per
centage of the population. Ex
cellent order prevailed and the
children with their bright-eyed
earneatussa was a pleasant sight.
"The organ'zation of the school
13 as follows:
Superintendence. J. Guetaf
son; Assist. Superintendent,
Win. Owen; Secretary and Treas
urer, John VV. Graham; Teach
ers: Class 1, VV. S. Pry'or; Class
2, Sam LVyor; Class 3, Mrs J.
W. Graham; Class 4, Miss Gus
tafson Clas 5, Win, Owen.
In the regular order d" business
the Treasurer rep-Tied the com
pletion of painting the Church
from funds raised by the school
and a small balance on hand.
The labors of the ladies were
eulogized by the Superintendent
as redounding to their credit.
Tr e News representative was in
troduced to the school, and in
vittd to address them, which he
did, his remarks being principal
ly of a reminiscent character, in
terspersed with a few anecdotes
and congratulated the school up
on its appearance and the marks
ed improvement, he could not
fail to notice. He thought the
improvement in singing a most
commendable feature and urged
continued effort in that direction
and briefly explained to the chil
dren his idea of the aim and ob-
close, Mr.. Owen called attention
to the fact that this Sunday was
devoted to Temperance instruct
ion and read a poem, of which
the following is a part.
"It's nothing to me," the mother said:
'I have no fear that my boy will
The downward path of sin and shame
And crush my heart, and darken my
It was something to her, when her
From the path of life was early won
And madly quaffed the flowing bowl,
Then a ruined body and a ship
We commend the efforts being
made to make the Sunday School
intere-ttiiiir and attractive. Ev
eryone 8 lould desire to be in
formed in Scripture history as
becomes intelligent men and wo.,
Best flour $-1.40 at Davidson's.
. The secondary school is assured
Egg's 8 cts per dozen at Davidson's.
Mr. Sherman went to Tracy City
on Saturday last.
If you need machine oil go to Dav
Mr. Sherman returned to Sequa
chee Wednesday evening, July 17.
Some of our citizens are hoping to
get a chance to mine ore at Innian
A Sequachee evening concert, the
return of the lingering kine at 5:30 p.
THURSDAY, JULY 25,
We hope to publish another con
tribution from Mr. C. II. Pearson
We are glad to hear that applica
tion has been made for a telephone
station for this place.
Mr. Ed J. Trout formerly of Se
quachee, later of Bridgeport, Ala., is
settled in Easton, Pa,
The last week haa been quite warm
and the showers seem to heat instead
of cool the atmosphere.
Mr. G. A nderson was a passenger
on the moi ning train Friday bound
for Hot Springs, Ark.
Twelve cotton mills in course of
construction in North Oarolina.
How many in Tennessee?
Mr. E. D. Brophy, of Victoria,
was in town Monday and kindly ad
ded his name to our subscription list.
If anyone would like prices on ci
der mills or evaporators, they will
find the bottom prices, at Hill & Son.
Mr. L. W. Gabel shipped a car
load of lumber to Chattanooga on
the 16lh , and one to Jasper, the 19
Cox, the negro divme was arrest
ed last Wednesday and carried to
Athens, Tenn., to answer charges
Our story this week is from the
pen oi William C. Hill. Perhaps
some of our readers may recognize
Mr. Everett Stuck who resided in
Sequachee one year, is in charge ot a
shop of the National Cash Register
Co., at Dayton, Ohio.
Miss Lou II. Hill, our irrepressi
ble twelve year old, has been promo
ted to the case, and is making good
headway setting type,
Mr. Chas. Hancock passed through
toyvn Thursday with a load of fine
dressed flooring from E. D. Brophy's
mill at Victoria.
The burning question in Sequa
chee with the thermometer close to
90 in the shade is, where shall we
get our coalfor next winter?
The telephone people went through
town early Friday morning putting
up poles for the new line connecting
Memphis and Chattanooga. i
The T. C. & 1. Co, of South Pitts
burg, has just had some brass boxes
for engines made at the Valve
Works. Mr. J. F. Miller is an ar
tist in his line, consequently it was a
Our office has just completed a
job of printing 2000 posters 7x15
for Prof. Lehr. He is pleased with
the job and w ought to be reason
Base ball it very much under the
weather in this town. The boys
complain of lack of funds. Can not
something be done to further the
Our columns are open to corres
pondents who write in good faith on
matters pertinent to the welfare of
the town, but there must be no per
sonalities or double entendre.
The steam threshing machine at
Mr. Wm. Owen's makes things live
ly, the whistle of which reminds us of
a small steamboat. 'Tis ease her,
back her, let her go, at short inter
vals all day.
This paper is a Sequachee product
ion, don't forget it. If some enter
prising paper maker would come a
long and dam the Little Sequachee,
and make paper litre, that we could
get it we should be glad.
Advices from Texas intimate that
Mr. Jas. U. Owen and family are all
well, that Miss Tennie and Charley
have both secured positions to teach
schools. Mr. Oyven has growing
crops of oats, wheat, corn and cotton.
We hope his estimate of 75 bushels
to the acre will hold out, but it
sounds like Sequachee.
We suggest that on the front of
the church should be placed the
words "Owen Church", in neat let
tcrs. This would would give the
building a permanent name, be a
graceful compliment to Mr. Robert
Owen, Uncle Robin, and his family.
Chapel is not expressive as it means
a connection or addition to a church.
The he ads of families in Scqur
chee is of a cosmopolitan nature and
there is now, 3 from Ohio, 2 from
Massachusetts, 1 from Alabama, 1
from Wisconsin, 1 from Pennsylvan
ia, 1 from New II; mpshire, 1 from
Mississippi and one from Maine.
The balance are natives of Tenness
ee, Come on you who suffer from
drought, cyclones and tornadoes and
enjoy the protection of our mountains.