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BROAD STREET WORKER.
Published and Furnished to Subscribers
THE 1st Saturday in Each Month,
In the Interest of Broad St. Church
AND Sunday School.
W. J. MARTIN, Business Man’e’r
^ .^.rates of subscription—in advance:
year ^ -^9
^ months 25
* Three mouths
\ Winston, N. C., Sat., Dec. 10,1892
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^ Editorial Departmervt.
BTT THE PASTOR.
f We greatly sympathize with our
- ^ Bro. Abbott who recently joined us.
•$ in the loss he sustained byn ason of
t . V, A certain brother’s dog came
home with a chicken in his mouth-
smart dog was he—Conference was
In our last issue we recommended
that onr Sunday School take imme
diate steps to organize a mission
school in East Winston. What has
been done obout it?
If there is any special time to get
nearer to God, it is when disappoint
ment and trials encompass us. We
most need the light of God’s coun
tenance when darkness threatens us.
The good work of the “Pastors
visiting Circle” is being seen even
now. If you could have been at
the pastil’s study last Friday after-;
noon, you would have gone away
expecting great things from the
work. Help these ladies out.
Since our last issue the pastor has
spent ten days laboring with the
good brethren and sisters at Mt.
Airy. He preached day and night
and as a result of his labors and
the faithful work of the good pas
tor, Rev. L. R. Pruett and his
faithful flock the Lord, we trust
converted fifty or sixty souls.
We anticipate great pleasure and
profit from our State convention at
Raleigh beginning the 8th. It is
thouglit that the attendance will
greatly exceed that of any previous
year, and there are several matters
to come before it which will stimulate
the interest. Let every Baptist go
who can, and have a good time, and
better yet, learn more about what
your denomination is doing.
“Athletic fakerism” is the latest
from Rev. Tom Dixon, Jr. It is a
very prevalent disease in Win
ston. We’ve seen the disorder in
many of its forms in our city, and
we have tried to prescribe for it but
we have not known what to call it,
but we are all right now and shall
go for it with “gloves off’ in the
future. Look it up brethren and
sisters and see if you are not affected
We are afraid that but little effort
is being made to secure subscribers
to tne “Worker.” This is not as it
should be. We know that we have
an exceptionally good paper for the
money, and believe that with a little
personal efiort on the part of the
members of our church and Sunday
School, it would be self-sustaining
and greatly improved. Take vour
copy of thiif issue, and see i/ you
cannot do something in this direction.
Our Thanksgiving service was
well attended and an interesting
program was rendered. The Sun
day School children were presented
with confectioneries and then a good
collection for tne poor was taken.
Last Sunday the pastor was in
North Danville Va., and preached
morning and evening for the Baptist
church. He enjoyed the visit very
much. Large crowds were present
at both services. Quite a number
were turned away from the evening
service. The Baptists there are pro
gressive in their ideas ot Christian
work. And when they take hold o*' a
thing they never turn loose.
“We know that we have passed
from Death unto Life because we
love the brethren.” Have you got
this evidence? If not you had better
get at work and clean out the dark
corners of your heart. Brush out
the cobwebs, sweep behind the doors
clean out all malice and euvy and
leave the doors open for the sun
light of brotherly love to enter.
We are fast approaching the end
of the year, the time when most
people take a review of their lives
and makes new reselves for the
coming year. It is all right to have
a review and begin better, but once
a year is not often enough. Have a
review every night brother. It is
very poor business policy to let ac
counts run too long. In the first
place many items are overlooked
and lost sight of, and then you
are likely at any time to be called
on for a settlement, and your books
are not ready. Balance your books
and see how you stand every night.
The pulse of Broad Street church
is not as strong as the pastor would
like to .see it. The prayer meetings
should be better attended. We note
that on inclement nights the sisters
attend better than brethren. If un
pleasant weather is to be an excuse
tor non-attendance (which it is not)
the brethren have less excuse than
the sisters. The greatest blessings we
find in God’s service are those that
come when we make a sacrifice of
some comfort, ease or pleasure.
Come out brethren to our prayer
A dirty, unkept, down at the
heel, ill clad, street corner loafer is
an universal object of contempt, and
we are never at a loss for words of
condemnation for a character of this
kind. How about the Church
loafer^? The church loafer is to our
mind equally despisable. He does
no work for the Lord but stands in
the sunshine of God’s house, in the
way of those about God’s business.
He is spiritually unkempt and dirty,
inasmuch as his daily life is such
that the smirch and stain of the
world is upon him, and he does not
seem to know it. He is down at the
heel in mans way, and altogether
a most undesirable character to have
around. There is no room in Broad
Street for the Church loafer.
Two simple words containing the
same number of letters, and very
similar in general appearance, but
oh how different in meaning. Apply
them to the word, energies-scattered
energies. A little work for God
much more for selfish' self, a little
frivolous amusement, a little gossip
ping, visiting all mixed with sin
and the resullt is Death.
Collected energies, all used for
God’s work-result in Life eternal.
PEOTEOT THE SABBATH-
If there is one thing more than
another which is calculated to weak
en our faith in American civilization
it i.s the fact that in America we are
losing our icspect for the Sabbath,
the sacred in-stituthin of the Bible
and our fatliers. It has been bad
enough when lb • violation of this
one of God’.s most s-icred laws was
confined to mere localities, but now
since, as a nation we plunge reck-
les.sly into a violation of 'this law
it beooine.s indeed a matter of great
concern. If ever there was a people
whose every effort should be to de
fend every principle laid down by
God’s word, this people ought to be
our own dear people of America,
and yet as a people we ai e soon to
engage legally in a wholesale viola
tion of one of God’s most cherished
commandments. We are surprised
at our lady managers of the \V orld’s
Fair for allowing themselves to be
duped by a set of reckless men to
the extent that they are willing to
give their consent to this crying
shame upon our civslization. In
different parts of our country, so
cieties for the protection of the Sab
bath have been organized and we
are glad to see this step. Let the
movemement be National and
through it the church shows its
KIOKEES AND KIOKING.
There are a few people who seem
to have a constitutional predisposi
tion to show their close relationship
to that curious animal known in
common language as the “mule.” It
is a pity Mr, Darius did not carry
on his evolution process to a higher
degree in some folks. But without
some pests our tempers would not
be tried. But is it not a pity that
some good intentions have to be
spoiled by the whims of some “kick
ers?” I heard a man the other day
boasting over the fact that he was a
Baptist and he was led by the ma
jority, and yet to my certuin knowl
edge he followed backwards, with
his heels the most conspicuous part
about him. My advice to the Bro.
was either to stop boasting over “fol
lowing the majority,” or keep his
heels on the ground. Are you a
Baptist, if so kick before a question
is decided and then pull the tacks
out of your shoe heels and walk
with the brethren.
1. Wh-.tdo "you think of a person
who is a member of the church and
then is so absorbed in the things of
the world that he will leave his
church meeting to attend to them and
allow his church to suffer for his pres
ence and council?
2. What do you think of a person
who is a member of the church and
let who is so much more concerned
about the way she looks than the way
she acts, that will dress so uncomfort
ably that she can’t get down to pray
or straighten up to sing? The answer
to these questions would tell the se
crets of thinly attended church Con
ference. And some poor church music
in some churches we have visited.
Christmas comes this year on Sun
day and in all of our churches for
once this day will bo celebrated as it
ought to be. At Broad street chuich
Sunday morning the pastor will
preach a special sermon on
Guiding Star.” And at night “The
Nature cf God.” Let us work up a
good crowd. ■
We offer for the next sixty days
our line of fine Shoes for ladies
At Greatly ReducedlPrices.
These goods consist of such cele
brated makes as Johnson & Mur
phy’s, Taylor & Carr’s, Kneelam
& Rockland for gentlemen; and the
M. Hough & Co’s, Frank & Prayle
and Armstrong’s for ladies.
We shall make this a 'sale well
worth your attention, as we will
take from 5 cents to $2 per pair from
We also carry a good line of
Childrens’ School Shoes, a nobby
assortment of Hats and a splendid
assortment of trunks.
Don’t Forget This Offering.
“The Finger of God in disaster”—
May we not catch a lesson.
As it certainly means money to
you on high class footwear.
Yours anxious to please,
W. A. BAITY & BRO.