THE ELON COLLpeS WEEKLY. VOL. IL New Series. LOCALS AND PERSONALS. Greensboro^ N. C.^ Wednesday, May 10, 1911 and Elon College, N. C. No. 13 —Miss Janie Kittiell, the music teach er of (iiaham (iratled School, visited Miss Sallie McCauley Saturday and Sunday. —Miss Mamie Fonville spent Saturday ni^rht and Sunday with her sister, Miss Sadie. Miss Nellie Fleniini; spent Saturday and Sunday at lier home in Burlington. Miss Sadie Fonville spent Tuesday in Burlington. Misses Ivois Davidson, Lucy Greg'ory, Vera Gay and Inna Hayworth went to Bui-liiifrton Tuesday afternoon shopping. —Those who deserved special mention in the Psiphelian Society Friday evening were. Miss lillian Johnson, “A Read- ins;,” Miss Peark Fo^leman, “vocal so lo,” Miss Maibelle Pritchette, “Piano Solo.” . ^ Miss Frankie McNeal led in Y. \\ • C. A. Sunday afternoon. Subject; Prom ises tiiat help me. —Presiding Elder Ware, of the M. E. Chuicli, South, preached in the College chapel Sunday evening. — The Y. W. C. A. will give an ice cream supper Saturday evening. —Mr. Eckomer Pritchette, who was in sch(K>l here last year, spent Saturday and Sunday here visiting friends. Miss Pearl Cummings, of (iibsonville. sfK-nt Saturday and Sunday witli Miss Aeline Patton. -Dr. E. L. Moffitt accompanied Ui. J- 0. Atkinson to his appointment at^ Pleas ant Grove near News Ferry, Va., Sunday. —Miss Flora Richardson spent Sunday with Miss Eva Christman at her home in Burlington. We are glad to see Miss Pitt out al ter a short illness. Mrs. R. J. Keinodle was at home to 1,er Sunday school class and a few friends last Thursday evening. She gave them a delightful time and served delicious re freshments. Prof. W. A. Harper went to Catawba Springs, near McCnllers, Friday afternoon where lie delivered an address at the Chil dren’s Day exercise Saturday morning. Mr. K. L. Daughtry led in the \ ■ M. C. A. Saturday evening. Subject; The need of watchfulness. —In the Philologian Hall Friday evening Mr. J. Frank Morgan was awarded first honors oratorically. In the debate Mr. J. Clyde Stewart was adjudged the best speaker (m the affirmative, and Mr. J. Lee Grissom, best speakei of the negative. The (|uesti(m; Resolved, that the present mode of passing sentence in our courts is su perior to the indeterminate mode of sen tencing criminals. The decision was awarded to the negative. again this yeai^. A young man who attends school through the week, rides 18 miles on Friday afternoon, and works his corn on Saturdays and is back again for his wovk on Monday deserves success. FROM THE PULPIT. Mr. R. C. Causey has been going home on Friday afternoons to pre])are his land for ente.ing the Boys' Corn ('ontest in Guilford County this year. Last year he won in tlie contest, and he is determined not to be canght napping this year. He planted his acre la.'t Saturday using corn for seed selected from last year’s raising. We hope he may succeed in winning p;izes Tht pulpit of Elon was filled Sunday evening by Dr. W, R. Ware, Presiding Ell- der of (ireensbo o District of Western N. C. ('onference. He delivered a delightful sermon from .John 4:45-54. In the study of the Scriptures we find that they cluster around three great men, each of whom lived at a great testing time. Moses came when God’s people weie in Egypt. Ood sent him forth to lead them out of bondage. Elijah came when the people of God had gone- into idolatry. God sent him to these people when help was badly needed. Also “in the fullness of time God sent forth His Son.” When Jesus was come he w'rought many miracles and did the great and wonder ful work he came to do. These constantly prove his divinity. • On one occasion it seemed that .lohn had doubted whether .Tesus was the Christ or not. He s^nt a delegation of men to ask him if he was the Christ or should they li««k for another. This is what Christ told them, “Go and show John how the deaf hear, the blind see. the dumb speak, and the dead are*risen.” About one year before the time of the event in this passage Jesus wrought his first miracle in Cana of Galilee. He also had driven the money changers out of the temple at .lei usalem. At his presence these men went without a word. Here he wrought many miracles which caused num bers to believe on Him. He and his dis ciples were now beginning to supersele John and his disciples. This thing caused his name to spread abroad. Palestine was divided into three sections- To illustrate it one in going from Ran dolph County to Rockingham must go th ough Guilford. So on his way from Judea to GaliUe he passed through Sama ria. Fi'om Judea lie went to Cana of Galilee. They would not entertain him longer in Judea. Probably one reason why li€' gt)es to Cana. He attended the marriage feast there where he turned the waten to wine. As. an illustration, if we were to have a marriage feast and the ice cream and cake w'ere to give out, it w'ould be amaz ing for some one. to supply the need by a miracle. He knew that the young peo ple liad not forgotten tlie miracle. He knew if these young people had forgotten tliis miracle, Nathaniel had not forgotten him. He says, “The season is not ripe for me to stop in Samaria,” so he goes on to ('ana. The people of Galilee had been down to the feast at .Jerusalem and had seen the wonderful things he did there, and they knew he was the Christ. Many of these people passed through the streets of Capernaum. As they passed where a certain nobleman lived, they saw him wringing his hands and crying with sorrow, and probably shedding tea;s. Some one probably who was acquainted ap proached him and asked, AVhy are you so sad? He said. Yonder in my home is my child most dead. We have done all for him we can, but nothing has done any good; he must die. They said. Don t be so troubled; we have h en to Jerusalem and liave seen a man tlieie who did great miracles as no other man has done. He is about ten miles from hei-e. The noble man said, I am going. As he goes up to lay his case before Christ, .Jesus said unto him. Except you see signs and wonders ye will not believe. The nobleman said, I have not time to talk now; come down ere my child die. Jesus said. There is no need of me going down. If you believe, go thy way and it shall be done. As he neared his home the servant met him and told him that the boy was better. W'hen he inquired at what hour he beg’an to amend, they told him, yesteulay at one o’clock, and he knew that was the same hour when he talked with Christ. A gentleman was once traveling in the east; he desired to go up on the tower of Pisa. When he got there he saw how the tower was leaning, so he said, I am afraid to go up there; my weight might cause it to fall. On consulting the keeiicr he found that thirteen million had gone up in safety, so he did not longer hesi tate. If you or I should doubt the safety of Christ, we could find many here who could testify to His power to forgive sins. So anyone can step out with safety. Another lesson from the text is that of ten difficulties and misery drive one to Je sus. God does not want to do this, but it is better to be saved by fire than not to be saved at all. The nobleman is a case where a man was driven to Christ by suffering. If the nobleman’s son had not been ill, he probably would have been away, concerned about something else, and these people would not have seen him and told him of Christ. But his sick child oi>ened the way foj him to hear of Christ, and thus salvation came to him and his household. I once read a little book. How Zeke Went to College. The scene is laid in western N. C. The story is like this: Zeke Whiteside was a back-woodsman. He lived with his mother, a widow without means. Zeke had an ox, oxcart and a dog. He gathered honey, made wax, kill ed minks and collected other hides, and when he got a load, he took them to mar ket. One day he drove into town with his produce and as he went up on the street with one suspender on with hair sticking through his hat, and all his clothes tatter ed ; the college bell began to ring. Some one said to him. Suppose we go over to the commencement. This was a new word to him. He said, I don’t ca;e if I do; and they went over. When all the speeches were made and the diplomas given Zeke, who was on the back seat, said, “I am going to have one of them things some day.” On return home he told his mother who was anxious to hel]) him. He had a sweetheart, named Sallie. Sallie fell in with him and helped him too. Zeke went down in rags, with bis goods in a haudkechief. He said to the presi dent, “I wan’t to go to school; have you any wood for me to cut or gardens to be worked?” Zeke sent old papers back to Sallie and she became intelligent and a leader among his friends. After a few years he taught school in summer. He taught in a rough community wliere a wicked old distiller lived. i This old man had a sweet little girl. This little girl got very sick. So Zeke stayed with them. He told this old man of God and heaven. One night as the doctor left, he said, “If the little girl is not better by morning, she cannot live.” The old man went out into the back yard, fell on his knees, and asked God to sj)are the child’s life. Then he came back and said, “She will get well. ’ ’ From this he started out and out for God. He was brought to God through atllictions. The nobleman was wealtliy, "but that did not keep away disease and trouble. It matters not how much wealth and honor one may have, this does not shut out the . eed of Christ. Take the world and give me Jesus. Some years ago 1 attended tlie funeral of a young man who lived in a palace with much wealth around him. He was buried in a beautiful coffin wtih a great crowd attending, but he died without hope in God. All this could not take the place of God. The value of effective, and fervent pray er is brought out in the case of the noble man. The boy might have heard of Christ and could not go but his father went for him. You will never know the value of the prayers of mothers and others. You may be away from home several miles, but there is some one tonight, bowed before God, who will say, calling you by name, “God bless my child, and keep him.” We are what we a e by the prayers and sacrifices of others. I had a first cousin. His father was a drinking man. His boy took up his ways, and became a desperate drunkard. I was up near his home recently and asked how Bill was getting on. The answer was that he was doing finely. He is now a member and a leader in the church. His. home is the home of the preacher. I ask ed liow this came about. This is his own testimony: “I could not stand my moth er ’s prayers. ’ ’ Thank God that there are mothers and friends praying for us. Let us put our selves in line to help those wlio are pray ing for us. H. E. T. And Freedom Shrieked.—Professoi^ “The results of our investigations for the past half hour is that man has freedom of the will. I regret that I can not con tinue the subject today, as I have to go shopping with my wife.”—Fliegende Blaetter.

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