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THE ELON COLLEiJE M EEKLY
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1911.
The graphic, clear, impressive lectures
of travels iu Syria and East Jordan coun
try, and in Iceland given by Dr. Hoen-
shel last Wednesday and Thursday eve
nings, we recommend to any intelligent
audience which has not lieard them. Dr.
Hoenshel is a Christian gentleman of
pleasing address being somewhat of an
artist in the field of expression and pos
sesses excellent thought and clear under
The sad accident here last Sunday night,
Feb. 19, which resulted in tlie death of
Lacy Sliepherd should be a lasting warn
ing that jumping on and off of moving
trains is too risky and too dangerous for
any ooe to indulge in. Only a few days
before this accident and tragedy, a young
man in town and an employee of the
Southern railway company each seriously
endangered their lives by jumping from a
moving passenger train which they had
boarded as it stopped at the station and
undertook to jump off after it had got
under pretty speed.
That was a liberal spirit in the mem
bership of the Walker Avenue Christian
Church, Greensboro, N. C., which swelled
the special fund for Elon College to the
extent of $1,000. No one subscribed more
than $100. Prof. Harper who solicited
these subscriptions was in the city only
a little more than twenty-four houis.
When We remember than only a very few
years ago this was a mission church, and
now find it raising $100 a year special
mission funds through the laymen’s move
ment and giving $1,000 to the endowment
fund of Elon (’ollege with more to follow,
we aie highly gratified.
Examinations closing tht winter term
begin Mar. 11. It should be the purpose
and the effort of every student to be as
well jirepared as possible for these exam
inations. They come at the best end of
the term in all the college year. The win
ter term, all in all, is the best for study.
Much warm enervating weather is en-
counterevl both in the fall and the spring
term. But the cold weatheti of the win
ter term is conducive to study and general
mental activity, and the examinations at
its close should so indicate. As a rule, too,
in these as well as other examinations, it
is more profitable to know the subject
rather tlian try to “spot” the piofessor.
CHIEF JUSTICE CLARK AND REV.
DR. FLEMING THE COMMENCE
Judge Walter Clark, Chief Justice of
the Supreme Court of Noith Carolina,
has accepted the invitation to deliver the
ciiief literary address on Tuesday, June,
(). Judge Clark is .widely known as an
able jurist aiul writer. A few years ago
he deli\ered a course of lectures iu the
department of law at the University of
Pennslyvania, w'hich attracted national at
tention, and he has otheriwise distinguish
ed himself as a learned and able jurist.
Rev. P. H. Fleming, D. I)., pastor of the
Christian Church, Burlington, N. C., will
preach the baccalaureate sermon Sunday,
June 4. Dr. Fleming is prominent in
the councils of the Christians both in lo
cal and national bodies. For many years
he has been on the Board of Trustees of
Elon College, and at present is the Sec
retary and Treasurer of that Board. Those
who would know the story of his eaily
life sliould get a copy of “A Mother s
Answered Prayer,” an autobiogi'aphical
book from his pen and published by the
Board of Publication of the Southern
Christian Convention, Rev. J. 0. Atkin
son, 1). I)., agent, Elon College, N. C.
MET WITH SUCCESS.
The following news item appeared in
the Greensboro Daily Telegram Tuesday.
“Prof. W. A. Haiper, dean of Elon
College, who spent Saturday afternoon
and Sunday morning in the city in the
interest of the special endowment fund
Ilf the cdlege, Vreturned home Sunday af-
teriKxin highly gratified with the recep-
lion accorded him. He came with the
expectation of securing subscriptions to
ihe amount of $1,000 from the membeis
of the Christian Church here, and that
amount was secured, although all the mem
bers were not seen.”
FROM THE PULPIT.
Sunday came, and with it clouds that
Avere dark and threatening; but within the
sanctuary here there beamed a light, the
light of a sincere life-giving message. The
seimon was practical, helpful, and spirit
ual—a heart message- delivered from the
heart. A selection from I Kings, 19:9,
“What doeth thou here, Elijah?” was
used as a text.
Dr. J. U. Newman, the speaken of the
morning, said that great contrasts were
to be- found in the lives of all great men,
and the greater the success of the indi
vidual, the greater seemed the contrast.
Elijah lived close to tjod. He did many
noble det-ds in the doing of which his
faith was tried and proved true. He
cared for the widow, he appeared before
king Ahab at the peril of his life to re
veal God’s truth, on Mt. Carmtl he put
to shame the prophets of Baal and proved
the Lord to be the true God; yet when
Jezebel thieatened his life his courage
failed, his faith became weak, and he
fled to the mountains to hide in a cave.
Is this the same Elijah we have seen
standing before the king and the idol
atrous people of his day? Yes, but now
his spirit is broken. This is a parodox
of life. It comes in the lives of all great
men, or we might say, it is the experience
of every one who tries faithfully to do
his duty. The Master himself when
suffe-ring upon the cross cried out “My
God! my God! why hast thou forsaken
me?’’ If this be tr.ue should we give up
when discouragements come? No! In
the time of trial and discouragement we
should look to Him from whom cometh
our strength, and He will pilot us safe-ly
ov.'r the dangerous shoals.
Continuing Dr. Newman said we would
notice how God treated those who were
discouraged. In the case of Elijali we
may consider three things concerning his
condition. First, why was Elijah in the
mountains? Second, what was he doing
there? Third, what ought he to have been
Elijali had fled because he began to
think about himst-lf. In former days
when h? was considering only God’s work
his courage remained firm and he was a
man of power, but now thinking of him
self and the failure of otheis made him
untit to meet life’s trials and to act the
hero’s part. It is not our business to
think upon our own and others’ failures.
We must get away from self if we would
be a power for good. We will never ac
complish much until we make it our bus
iness to do our very best; to obey God’s
commands, and if need be, to die for His
gloiy. Elijah’s faith had become weak
w’hen he thought his work was all a fail
ure. Then Elijah thought that he was
necessary for God’s work. \\ e will never
do much so long as we think God cannot
get along without us. We may die, hut
God's work is eternal. With us it is only
a question of whether or not we shall have
a part in tliat work and partake of the
joy that comes from a life of service.
Here in the wilderness Elijah was la
menting over the failure of his work and
the failure of his people to starve Jehovah.
He sat himself down under a juniper tros
and re)\iesfed that he might die. His
physical stiength had become weakened
by his flight and long journey, and the
first thing God did was to minister to the
needs of the body. Sometimes our physi
cal condition is the cause of our com
plaints and discouragement. It is our
duty to take care of the body that it may
be the fit earthly home of the soul. The
opinions of many critics are worthless be
cause their criticisms aie a re-sult of a
diseased body. Failure to care properly
for the body may make of us the Elijali
Elijah’s physical needs being supplied
he was commanded to stand upon the
mount bt-fore the Lord. Here the lesson
was taught that God does not manitest
himself by physical forces. We often
make the same mistake. We look for
some great and marvelous result to fol
low our Cliiistian efforts. But it was the
still small voice that told Elijah to go
back to his duty and work , to the sein-ice
he should have been rendering all this
time of flight and despair.
When periods of doubt and discourage
ment come into our lives w-e should not
give up religion and frie-nds. Stand be
fore God. Go to church and the place of
prayer. There you will hear a voice and
the clouds will roll by. Then the voice
will send you back to a life of service
February 22, 1911.
that you may prepare others for the work,
than which there is no greater thing. God
is not manifested in the thunder or the
whirlwind, but in the life of him who
learns to labor and to w'ait. Then:
“Let us all be up and doing.
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Lt-ar-n to labor and to wait.”
E. L. D.
Thomas Fuller, tlie witty divine and
historian, eldest son of the rector of Ald-
wincle St. Peter’s, Northamptomshire, was
horn at the rectory house of that country
parish in the year 1608, and was baptized
on 19th of June in that year.
Dr. Robeit Townson and Dr. John
Darenaut, bishops of Salisbury, were his
uncles and god fathers. The boy s train
ing was influenced by these and other
friends of his father, who was B. D., and
had held the ppsition of lector primaiins
in Trinity College, Cambridge. Fuller
studied under the care of Rev. Arthur
Smith, and under his cousin Dr. Edward
Davenaut, the mathematician. According
to Aubrey, Fuller was “a boy of pregnant
wit.” At an early age he was admitted
to Zucen’s College, Cambridge, then pre
sided over by Du. John Davenaut. He
was bright and quick in study, and in
11)24 he became B. A., and in 1628 M. A.
He also attended Sidney Sussex College
for awhile, and in 1630 he received from
Corpus Christi College, in -the same uni
versity, the cuiacy of St. Benet’s, which
he held for a short time, and where he
had for a parishioner the celebrated car
rier Hobson. Fuller’s quaint and humor
ous oratory, as displayed in his senaons
on Kuth, soon attracted attention. He al
so attained a certain fame in the univer
sity as a writer of verse, and as the author
of a poem, in 1631 on the subject of David
and Bathsheba. On June 11th, 1635, he
proceeded B. 1). Then for about six years
he devoted himself to his rustic flock, and
mean while wrote “The Holy War,” be
ing a history of the crusades, and “The
Holy and Prophane States,” being a book
of character biography, both which deserv
edly popjidar works went through several
At this time Fuller w'as well known as
a very courteous and engaging gentleman,
of good connexion.s, and of literary tastes.
About 1640 he married Eleanor Grav«,
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