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VOL. II., NO. 23.
REY. DR. EDWARD E. HALE.
PINKHURST, N. C, MAR. 31,
1 be Eminent Divine Preaches an Interestin
Sermon on "Public Spirit" Last Sun
day Morning in the Village Hall.
List Sunday morning our people had
:! nodier opportunity to listen to Rev
Dr. Kdward Everett Hale of Boston, and
iiio Village Hall was tilled to its utmost
opacity. A large number came over on
the trolley car from Southern Pines and
i .1:1 ii ' of the country people were pres
lit. The collection, which amounted to
'M).1. lias been added to the l)r. Hah
" Kilueational fund.
The reverend gentleman gave a very
iiiinvsthig and instructive sermon, tak
in-rns his subject "Public Spirit." Aftt
vMiliiiir the lat twelve verses from tin
lSih chapter of (Jenesis, the doctor said
"This extremely picturesque story t
n it, of course, to be taken literally. I
suppose i nere is no person or sense in
t lie world who would take it so. Tlu
interesting feature of it is that Abraham
had conceived the idea that states are
suveil, not by the strength of their
f rtitications, but hv the character of
"In the vision which is called by the
happy name of a communion with (iod,
hi' pleads earnestly that if there be 11 It y
jiK men found in Sodom it might be
saved from its mysterious destruction
iiien he aks whether fortv men miirht
nt he enough, thirtv. Iwentv ami ten.
Ami the (Iod who has guided him so far
"' his various wanderings makes him
uuderstainl that if there be ten such men
hi that city, it will be saved from its
ine little story, utterly inexplicable
I'.v the critics or naturalists, has held its
I'Wee in history and in men's thought,
I'trause of this lesson. As the writer in
die Hook of Proverbs says, one just man
em save a city. As another writer in
"e Hook of Kcclesiasticus tells us who
s"'e of those just men have been,
''t and prophets, who have studied
hat we now like to call the providence
ff history, like to go back to this myth
,,! lour thousand years ago, and show us
l,l;lt great man of that time had seen
a minority wretched in numbers, of
""'.v ten men in a populous city, could
''rc -saved that city from destruction if
""'y had the Lord (iod on their side,
"'"'modern way of putting it is that
with God, is :l majority.' The his
''"" who.ve fragments Moses collected,
I it by saying that ten just men would
"When )r NV()0(l eoues ,mck froin
' 'Jtiago, a cramped up Spanish city of
s! 0I1,-V H'onsand people, hiving on the
J," es r u valley, and tells us how it is to
" inverted from a living hell into a
''' a,llS(S it proves, of course, that it
' men who i
are willing to give
gave himself, to the change of that l.oll
into a paradise. Better twenty, better
yet thirty, and if you give us 'forty so
much the better. It is the old story of
fcouoni over again. I remember (he
pregnant remark of Eli Thayer, one of
the reformers of a generation ago,
many of whose epigrams I have lomid
worthy of remark. Some one asked him
why the city of Alton in Illinois, which
seemed to have an admirable position for
commerce, had never deleloped rapidly
or strongly, while St. Louis, miles be
low on the Mississippi, had become one
of the great cities of the world. Th iver
said in reply, Mf I know nothing of
either city, but if in St. Louis there had
been one who h id rather die than have
the little town sink into obscurity, and if
in Alton there had been no such man, St.
Louis would of course become the great
city and Alton would be left as the sin ill
one. This is true. It is the truth
which Mrs. Bar ban Id expresses in the
grand epigram, I
oner !. ...i i i. , .
"v,m,,4 nt'ii ue lived in a city
nearly as large as Boston is, from tlu
neiiest miser in town. Miser, indeed
ai: i t- i
.uiMMine: nie poor creature said al
most with tears to our friend: Tell me
now to give away fifty thousand dollars
where it is needed where it will be of
use. You know how to do such things
and I do not. I dare say that you know
that I never did such a thing in my lit
uv mend was startled. He only
knew the man by sight, but he gave him
the advice he a-ked for. As the poor
nun man left him, he said: M should
have died tonight hid you not told im
how to get rid of this money. But d
1 1 i. i i . i I. . .
ou iii.uiK i,oo, ne added, inat you
were not trained as I was trained, for in
deed, sir, I do not remember the tiim
when I was not told by every oti
around me that I was a better boy if
I savel a cent than if I spent it."
As a contrast, Dr. Hale then told of
the birth of the oldest of the Lend
Hand clubs, which was founded in 1871
THE VILLAGE HALL, 1'IXKlirK.ST.
M:ni is the nobler srrowth our realms supply.
And souls lire ripened 'nenth this northern sky.' "
The doctor then spoke of the history
of New England and the advance m
civiliation due to the public spiri' of its
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rhe existence or a ueuun.-i.n.j
nends on the existence oi a i.uft ..... j-
ity of men who have public spirit, a hope
for the success of the state and a willing-
...... .....l .Hi for her. iney aie
en, and with them women, whoare not
,r themselves, but for the glory of (Jn1
to carry oui iui1..-v.
He then told of a number or instance,
i wxi.l ilile nil )-
where men siioweu ;i co.......
lie spirit, and said:
"Such illustrations, taueu
fa.nilar life here, justify our use oi imm
nmvifthey remind us lirstottne,m,u -
tuceand next of the poss.o.uiy i u
...,t,rotir children to pumic spun-
live for other people, to find howyou ean
n . ...... i...i,Sf- of life on winch
serve: nere i a .
c-.i-i- verv early and it i
cluiureu c;ui .
IMM1 for them it tney
luine used to tell a rem- -Into
evening vWt which he
by Miss Ella Bussell, and coniposeil of a
doen street boys whom she had picked
up in New York. The club existed
simply to lie of use to others, such as
boys could. Their principal activities
were the helping of drunken tramps to
escape New York policemen, and the
lugging pails of water up stairs to poor
washerwomen. After twenty-five years
Miss Bussell hunted up all she could II nd
of the street arab club men, then forty
years old, and found the homes of half of
them. They were scattered over Half the
world, but she noted that each of them
was engaged in some way in the public
service oft he city in which he lived.
"You want your children to walk with
(Jod. Nearer, my (iod to Thee! Once
and again it has come to you to wish that
you felt the Heal Presence as you did not
feel it. How do men gain such infinite
wealth? How do they come to live and
move aiid have their being in their God?
Simply and only, it is by doing what He
doe, 'and doing it as lie does it. God
does not live for the Czar Nicholas alone.
He does not live for Pope J.eo atone,
l(.:1t of all does He live for Himself
PKICE THREE CENTS.
alone. He loves all this world. He
loves all His children the Czar, the
Pope, the poor naked black boy under
the equator, the Esquimaux freezing just
this side of the pole. God lives for them
all, maintains them all, cares for them
all, and your boy .fohn is the child of
(iod. He partakes this nature of God.
Let him do so, and he loves as (Jod love.
Show him how and he can help as (iod
help-;, can teach as (iod teaches, can lift
up what has fallen clown, can screen
from the cold wind or can shelter from
the blazing sun. Be too enters into the
larger life when he too learns what the
good (iod ii so e iger to teach him that
Love is the whole.
uYes, it is a good thing to teach these
children of ours how (iod goes about his
business! It is a good thing to show
them how the sap flows in the water
plant, how the rays of light converge at
the instruction of the lens, how the wind
blows from the southwest when the fet
ters of ice are to be melted. We are
eager to make them workmen in His
laboratory, so as to teach them His laws,
so that they also may be fellow workmen
"And why do we teach them (!'.!-?
Why do we want them to speak Hi
language? It is so that they may under
stand Him better when he speaks to
them. He makes of one blood all races
of mankind. And for all races they
shall have a right hand of love and a
word of warm welcome. His light shines
upon the evil and upon the good and
theirs. His dews descend on the just and
on the unjust. Such too is their readi
ness and such is their range.
"Children of God! They bear the
burdens of all His children. They exult
in the oxygen and ozone of the common
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air. ineir oreaiu is me. common mcun,
the public spiiit of the whole.
"Where there is such a people, the
State lives and grows and is happy.
nd to such a life for the rest we mean
to train our children."
Itev. Itiifii It. TolMy.
We are pleased to note the arrival of
lev. Hufus B. Tobev of Boston, who
reached our village last Saturday and
ill spend the next tew weeks at tne
Berkshire" to get well rested for his
summer's work. Mr. Tobey spent the
entire season here last year and his health
as greatly benefited, although a large
u t of his time was occupied in religious
and charitable work. His work among
the needy in Boston is well known.
Through his efforts the Floating Hospital
is established, and a great good lias
been done for the poor and sick children
during the heat of summer. We trust
stay amonr us may result in an in
crease of health and strength for his
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