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THE ELON COLLEGE WEEKLY.
VOL, I. New Series. Greensboro, N. C., Wednesday, November 23, 19JO No. 28
and Elon College, N. C.
LOCALS AlfD FKRSONALS.
—Miss Ethel Garvin of Burliiiigton Sf>ent
Sunday here with Miss Annie Daie Horn-
—Miss Minnie Boswell, who was in
school here a few years ago from near
Union Ridge, spent Sunday with Miss
—Dr. W. C. Wicker preached at the
Christian church in Greensboro Sunday.
—Dr. Moffitt and Rev. J. W. Wellons re
turned Saturday from Pittshoro wlie e
they attended the conference at Hanks
•—Mr. M. W. McPherson spent Sunday
with his brother at Haw River.
— Miss Pitt spent Saturday and Sun
day in Greensboro.
— Bunn Hearne spent Saturday and
Sunday with friends at Guilford College.
—Professors I^awrenc? and Harper, Dr.
Moffitt and Mr. Joe P. farmer left mon-
day for News Ferry, Va., to attend the
North (’arolina and Virginia Conference
to be held at Pleasant Grove Christian
—Mr. R. L. Walk>r led in the Y. M.
C. A. meeting Saturday evening, using as
his subject, “Belief and Faith.”
—Sunday afternoon Miss Sallie McCau
ley was the Y. \V. (’, A. leader. It was
a real g_M>d Thanksgiving service.
—R';\. and Mrs, .1. W. J'atton left Mon
day for News Kerry. Va.. where they will
attend the N. C. and Va Christian Con
ference at Pleasant Grove.
'In the Christian Eiideav)r prayer
mei?ting Sunday evening, Mr. H. E. Tru
itt was the leader, using the subject, How
does God want us to give thanks. It was
a ;g,ood spiritual meeting.
—Mr. A. L. Lincoln visited at Graham
In the Clio society Finday evening,
Mr. J. A. Dicky was the best speaker or-
atorically. Query of debate. Resolved,
That trusts and combinations are benefi
cial to the jieople as a whole. The deci
sion w’as awarded to the negative. Best
speaker on the affirmative, F. F. Myrick.
Best speaker on the negative, C. J. Felton.
Those in Psiphelian Society Friday
e\iening who desen’e special mention are
Miss I»is Davidson, “Prophecy of the
Junior Class,” Miss Annie Bagwell,
Reading from Ix)ngfellow. A play by
Misses Lila Newman. Sadie P’onville and
Affie Gfiffin; Miss Newman played her
pait especially well.
—Mr. \V. D. Loy’s condition is not im
proving so fas; as his friends would like.
—Miss Helen Simmons and Mr. Menfee,
of Graham, spent Sunday at Dr. New
man 's and in the afternoon Misses Lila
and Blanche accompanied them to Greens
boro in an automobile.
—Miss Effle Isley passed through our
town Sunday afternoon, on her way to
Raleigh where she has been teachin?. She
has been sjtending some time at the home
of her parents near Os.sipee.
For ye are all the children of God
by faith in Jesus Christ. Gal. 3: 20.
SUNDAY SCHOOL RECORD FOR SUN
DAY, NOV. 20, 1910.
Class No. 1. Mr. O. B. Barnes, Teacher,
Present, 24; collection, 45 cts.
Class No. 2. Dr. J. U. Newman, Teach
er. Present, 7; collection, 37 cts.
Class No. 3. Piiof. T. C. Amick, Teach
er. Present, 18; collection 24 cts.
Class No. 4. Mr. A. L. Lincoln, Teach
er. Present, 11; collection, 47cts.
Class No. 5. Miss Rosa Machen, Teach
er. Present, 18; collection 8 cts.
('lass No. 6. (Intermediate C^ass) Mrs.
J. W. Patton, Teacher. Present 22; col
lection, 7 cts.
Class No. 7. (Intermediate class) Miss
Ethel Clements, Teacher. Present 17; col
lection, 13 cts.
Class No. 8. (Junior class) Mrs. J. M.
Saunders, Teacher. Present 17; collec
tion, 8 cts.
Class No. 9. (Primary class) Mrs. J. L.
Foster, Teacher. Present, 27; collection,
Teahcer Training Class, E. T. Hines,
Teacher. Present, 10; collection, 15 cts.
Mission Study Class, R. A. Campbell,
Teacher. Pnesent, 20; collection 83 cts.
. Citizens Bible Class, Prof. W. A. Har
per, Teacher. Present. collection 33
Tolal: Scholars, 214; whole school, of-
ticei's and teachers, 16. Collection. $3.29.
J. tiii)e Fleming, Sec.
TERENTIUS,—OF HIS LIFE AND
By Mabel Hale Farmer.
Publius Terentius Afer, called Terence
in English, was born at Carthaig« and
brought as a slave to Rome. It is thought
that he was born about 190 B. C, It is
certain that his birth took place between
the Second and Third Punic Wars. He
was the slave of a senator Terentius Ln-
canus, by whom he was carefully educated
and soon set free. From him he derived
his name, Terentius, and he was called
Afer on account of his African orign.
He became intimate with Scipio Afji-
canus, the younger; his friend Laelius and
others, the most prominent and cultivated
men of Rome. Some people have said
that the plays of Terentius were written
by Scipio; while some thought Laelius
wrote them and must have been near the
same age; for if he were much older than
Scipio, how could he have been accused
of ixissing off Scipio’s work for his own 1
If he were of the same age of Scipio, he
was born about 185 B. C. and was about
nineteen years old when he wrote his first
play, called Andria, which was produced
in 166 B. C. But it is believed that he was
a few years older than Scipio.
His popularity with the most cultivated
men of Rome testifies to his 'giood breed-
'ng and agreeable manner. Sentonius says
that he was of moderate height, slender
figure and dark complextion.
The six plays of Terentius are all pre
served to us, with the dates of the first
performance of each. The Andria, his
first play, was pioduced at the Ludi Meg
alenses 166 B. C. This play was unsuc
cessful and deservedly so, since it was the
least interesting Latin comedy. The
Heauton Timonimenos or Self Tormentor
was produced in 163 B. C. The action of
the play was weak. The Eunuchus was
produced in 161 B. C. The chaicters were
well drawn and the action very amusing.
The Phormio was produced in 161 B. C.
The plot was well carried out. The Adel-
phi was produced in 160 B. C.
The plays *f Terentins were w-itten in
a style far more advanced, more refined
and more artistic than those of Plautus
but they show less oiiainality, wit and
vigor. They contain few indications that
they were written for a Roman audience
(exept being written in Latin): but are
Greek in their refinement of language,
gentle humor and polished excellence of
He the earliest Latin author who tries
to equal the Greek in stylistic refinement
and few who came after him could equal
him. After having exhibited six plays,
Terentius went to Greece in order to
He died there while on his way home, in
the prime of his life.
Terentius, the riper development of
whose gifts was cut short by his early
death, exhibits his character in his comdies
as th.it of a rigid imitator. He succeeds
best in quiet conversatii>n, not so well in
the languaisje of passion and he is sadly
deficient in comic power. His plots are
sowewhat monotonous, nor is there much
variety even in the names of his charac
ters. The Terentian comedy is in a way
the turning point of Roman literature.
With the death of Terentins, the develop
ment of Latin comedy at once ceased.
His successors are merely shadowy names.
—The boys and girls who believe that
they are going to fall on their examina
tions, ought to.
—The most despised of all nations is
—Careful, girls! Don’t leave your
strinop on the door-knob of the matron’s
—The President and professors off to
Conference. Won’t we have a jolly good
He ate the sleeve of Rowland’s coat.
—Mary had a billy-goat—
What next? Ask R. T. Brett.
—“What’s the matter with Father?”
He hasn’t sent my check.
—“Has anybody here seen Kelly?”
That boy has gone away;
“That's going some;” to Kingdom come.
I guess he’ll get his pay.
—Fellows, I believe that we have im
posed upon onr dear, R-a-y! R-a-y! rah,
rah; Let’s take a vacation.
—How'’s your sand, boys? Take it with
you to the “Dormitory” Thursday.
—Miss Maud, I think that yon are
wrong in saying that she rendered a solo
on the piano: I should say that she dis
LIFE SKETCH OF ROBERT BROWN.
By Verna Ganett.
My name is Robert Brown. 1 was born
February 10, 1894 in Chicago, Illinois.
The first experience I ever had was trou
ble. My father died when I was six years
old and left my mother and me with but
vei-y little money. So I could’nt have a
good time like other little boys because I
had to help my motrer. Sometimes the
little boys would come by rome when I
was carrying in wood or helping my
mother in some way, and try to get me to
stop and play with them, and when I
would refuse, they would call me ugly
names and tease me, but I could not
afford to desert mother under any circum
stances because she was my best friend.
Until I was fourteen years old I made
enough money to pay the house rent by
sweeping out the store for one of the city
merchants. My mother was a vei-y good
artist and as she was not able to do much
of anything else she painted pictures
which I took around over the city and
sold for fifty cents a piece. By doiagi
this we had enough to keep us in bread.
But winter was coming and neither of
us had any shoes and nothing to buy them
with. So I went to looking for me a job
that I could make more money out of. I
tried nearly all day for a job and had
starteil home very mueh discouraged when
a large iran touched me on the shoulder
and asked me my trouble I told him my
story and he asked me who my mother
was, I told him she was a Harrison. He
said “come on and show me the way to
your home.” While we were on the way
home he told me that his name was
John Harrison, and that he had been look
ing for his sister ever since he had
heard of papa’s death. He also told me
that mamma had run a way from home
with papa and they didn’t know where
she was until they saw an account of pa
pa’s death in the paper.
By the time we had reached the little
house where we lived. Mamma was in
the kitchen and when I told her that I
didn't get a job she was very mueh
tTOubled. But when I told her that a man
was waiting to see her. She was very
much susprised when she recof^iiized her
She told him all of her troubles and he
told her not to worry, that he had plenty
of money and that she and I were to come
and stay with him. This was glad news to
us both. So the next day we came with
Uncle John to New York and I was put in
school the next day and I have been in
school ever since.
“Take your needle, my child, and work
at your pattern; it will come out a rose
by and by.” Life is like that—one stitch
at a time taken patiently and the pattern
will come out all right like the embroidery.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes.
“True worth is the deposit which
good life makes in the storehouse of
character. A man may leave the doors
of that storehouse wide open without
fear. Only his own hands can remove
or waste the treasure.”