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VOL.27. No. 62.
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MONROE, N. O, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1921.
$2.00 PE& 1 R CASH
BROOM RAPS NEW ENGLAND
MILLS FOR PROPAGANDA
County Agent Ridicules their Claim
of Profit to goal hern Farmer la
Ten and Eleven Cent t'ottoa
MARKETING HELPS THE PRICE
By T. J. W. Broom
From September to October 15th
Is to be observed as "Sign-Up-Month"
all over North Carolina, iu every
county that grows cotton or tobacco,
and every farmer who has signed a
contract is asked to work that month
to get additional signers, and every
farmer who has not signed should
sign before October 15th so as to be
a charter member and help choose
the first directors'
We earnestly appeal to every one
who readi.thig to lake off his coat,
roll up tii sleeves, and to go to work
In this great fight for the economic
freedom of north Carolina farmers.
' Progressive Farmer.
New England spinners are sending
out literature to tly effect that ten
to eleven cents for the 1921 crop will
pay the farmers a profit. The old
time masters of the cotton glowers
are still busy on the job. Not content
with running their mills. New Ens
land spinners are already busy pre
paring statistic on the cost of pro
ducing the 1521 crop and graciously
telling each other what good profits
the growers will make this year If
they are allowed ten cents per pound
for the staple. Can you beat It?
Read the following paragraph Incor
porated in a circular sent out from
Boston on August 15th to the mem
bers of the New England Manufact
urers Association by their cotton
statistician: ,
CoM of Producing 1021 Cot Ion Croji
Very low.V
"When It Is recalled that only a
year ago authorities on the growing
of cott :i. were declaring that it cost
from 3 .0 40 cents a pound on the
average to raise the staple, it is as
tonishing to read these statements of
responsible br.nks and cotton firms In
the mku'.i to the ciiert that this
year's crop will show some profit to
the fanmr if he receives only ten
cents or eleven cents for It."
Farmers, what do oti think of
tfiis? Ensland and New England
have Leen fixing the price of the
South' great staple crop ever since
we began to grow It, and alwaj at a
profit to themselves, while the grow
ers for the most part slaved thrlr
wives and children to produce It and
to continue to produce uuder the
present marketing system or will we
sign a co-operative marketing con
tract, assert our Indepetidance and
become masters of our own Industry?
Our forefathers toiik the rifle In
har.d und food thouluer to thoulder
through long years of bloody war to
win our political freedom, and the
cotton growtrs of the South can, by
signing a co-operative marketing
contract, and standing shoulder to
shoulder, win our economic free
dom. Is it worth the price? Shall
we do it? Yes, the farmers of the
South are going to do it. They are
doing It every day now, and will con
tinue until the victory Is won.
Reader, what part are jou taking In
this great work? Every Southern
man should be vitally Interested, for
it Is of momentous concern to every
Interest la the South. We want to
ee every citizen of thecounty be
come a booster for the marketing
association.
The Associated Press dispatches a
' few days ago In describing the ad
vance of nearly three cents a pound
In cotton prices In one week, de
clared that one of the .'conspicuous
causes was "the work of co-operative
marketing, associations In several
states of the belt.'
See your county agent for con
tracts and eo to work In your com
raunity for signatures. You can do
no better service for your comuiun
itr.
FOG OH DUST OX HIGHWAY
CAUSES AX AUTO ACCIDENT
Mr. Fate Blvens' Car Crashed Into
Raring Car, Badly Shaking I'd the
urcupanis.
Marshvllle, Sept. 8. Mr. Fate
Blvens had the misfortune to get hia
car badly, damaged a few days ago
while returning front Monroe. There
were several cars passing close to
gether which created such a fog of
dust It was almost impossible to see
beyond the motor meter. A rear car
undertook to pass by Mr. Bivens' car
by faith alone and not by sight and
crashed Into it. Mr. Bivens and the
occupants of his caV escaped injury.
but the boys In the rarer, whose
names we have not learned, were
rather badly shaken up. Mr. Bivens,
it seAued, had pulled out almost In
the ditch in order to avoid a colli
sion, realizing the danger" the fog of
dust created.
The book clutwas reorganized for
the winter on Wednesday, holding
the Initial meeting with the presi
dent. Sirs. H. C. Ashcraft. The books
were selected, after which several
games of hearts were enjoyed,- Mrs.
B.C. Parker scoring highest. A salad
course was served. The Christian
Endeavor society entertained Tues
day evening at the home of Miss
Mary Belk in honor of the young pen-
pie who shortly leave for college.
Several contests furnished amuse
ment, then games were pktyed on the
lawn. Iced tea and sadwiches were
served.
Wednesday evening the Barracas
entertained the Phllatheas at the
home of Mr. .and Mrs. B. C. Parker,
the affair being in the nature of a
lawn party. Punch was served from
bower of green. Progressive con
versation kept the guests Interested
for an hour, then Miss Virginia Grif
fin pave several humorous readings
which were thoroughly enjoyed. Ice
cream and cake lent further charm
to the hour. '
iMlss Helen Garland of Jefferson Is
the guest of her brother, Mr. J. T.
Garland. '
Miss Kathleen Harrell of Atlanta is
spending the week here with rela
tives. Mrs. I.ee Ashcraft spent the week
end In Washington, D. C, with her
parent. Mr. and Mrs. Ashcraft and
sons, Henry Webb and Colvtn, will
make their home In Marshville-this
winter with Mr. Ashcraft's parents.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Ashcraft. Mr
GUS HAIGLER TO AID IN .
ENFORCING PROHIBITION
toNMe Creek Man, Active Prohibi
tkmUt, Is Slated For a Job Un
der Director Kohless
HIS HEADQUARTERS TO BE HERE
Mr. Gus B. Haigler, of Goose Creek
township, who is one of the most ac
tive prohibitionists In the county,
will soon t enabled to carry on his
war against blockading, with the
power of the Federal government
back of him. He Is to be appointed
a prohibition enforcement ag-?nt, ac
cording to local Republicans, with
headquarters at Monroa. His salary
will be between 12400 and J30t0. it
was stated.
The county Republican organiza
tion has endorsed him for the place
and the preachers are for him.
That's all the Backing necessary, The
journals Inrorn ant stated, and
there Is no doubt but what Mr. Haig
ler will shortly receivj his commis
sion.
R. A. Kholess of Salisbury will be
his boss. Before this gentleman re
ceived his appointment he was bitter
ly fought by R. L. Davis, ruairmun of
the anti-saloon league of North Car
olina, on the grounds that his past
record proved him to be Unsympa
thetic towards the cause of prohibi
tion. But since the Senate saw fit
to con frm his appointment by Dave
uiair, coiiinussioner.ni revenue, .Mr.
Kohless has not only demonstrated
his intention of rigidly enforcing the
prohibition laws, but has declared
that he will not appoint a single man
to his force unless he possesses the
unqualified endorsements of three
ministers.
Ministers Endorse Hint
The state prohibition officer, no
otlier than Mr. Kohless, announced
that he needed a force of fifty men.
Then it was that Mr. Haigler and his
friends got busy. The county organ
ization was for him strong. The
preachers, knowing of his past ac
tivities against the making of booze,
looked upon him and a:i tnat they
liked him. Not throe, .but fully a
dozen, 1t Is reported, wil:iu,'iy en
dorsed him for the place, nr.d al
though ha hasn't recei.-l his com
mission, he can't fail to land, to his
SEYERAL CANDIDATES FOR
MONROE POSTMASTERSHIP
Executive Committee, l'ndertnds
- Mr. Perry, Will Name Man to
Suro-ed .Mr. Winchester
THE HAPPEMXGS AT WIXGATE
Ashcraft will' be associated with hls.P! friends say
father In buslnes3.
Mr. Myron Green of Chapel Hill
was In town a few days last week.
Messrs. Henry. Green, Byron Wil
liams and Kermlt Hinson have gone
to Boone to enter Appalachain Train
ing School.
Mr. Curtis Bowman has entered
school at Brevard.
Miss Nell Hasty leaves Monday to
enter Flora McDonald college.
Mrs. J. W. Little of Charlotte Is
visiting friends here.
CHANGING MORALS TOO BIG
OF X lOM FOR' PREACHERS
A MONROF MAX MAY LAND
, OX SUPERIOR COURT BENCH
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Should Judge Ail urns', Be Elevated to
Supreme Court Bench, Loral Law
er May (succeed Him.
Judge W. J. Adams, of Carthage,
half brother of the late H. B. Ad
ams of Monroe, may be elevated to
the Supreme court bench to fill the
vacancy created by the death yester
day of Judge W. R. Allen of Golds
boro. Should this be done, Judge
Adams' successor on the Superior
court bench must come from the Ju
dicial district of which Union coun
ty Is a part, and members of the
Monroe bar today started a move
ment In favor of Messrs. R. B. Red
wine and A. M. Stack for the place.
For months the understanding la
North Carolina political circle has
been that Governor Morrison would
elevate Judge Adams to the Supreme
conrt bench-when the first vacancy
occurred, and It la believed here that
either Mr. Redwln or Mr. Stack,
who were supporters of Governor
Morrison In the primary, stands a
good chance of succeeding Judge Ad
ams on the Superior court bench.
Nothing holds Its own quite like
the bald spct on the dome of a man's
head.
Wh"n a fellow tell, a lie he gener
ally has to tell another one to ton
down the effect of the first one.
Mr. Ditulnp Cites Instances of Where
MlnMets Came to Grief for Fight
A'zal ist Immorality.
To t ie Editor of The Journal:
A few issues back The Journal car
ried a very able 'editorial on the
remedy for l.nproving our low moral
standard. The editor suggested that
the only worth while effort at Im
provement was fo us to po back to
the cradle and ral e up a new gener
iitlrn of hoys and girls with cleaner,
higher life motives. A good sugges
tion, this is. In fact, it's the only
remedy, and thnt't no Joke. But
who's going to do the teaching? The
editor says the preachers and teach
erskCan change' the trend by throw
ing their weight In the fight, and, I
suppose, denouncing the evils and
holding up good to put In their
places.
I would just like to suggest that
It's a very dangerous position for a
preacher o, take, (and not many of
them are going to' take U: not until
they get ready to lose their Job.
We knew a -young preacher in a
certain town not many years ago
who undertook to expose some of
the city's (?) clubs, and In doing so
he painted them pretty dark. He
said they were not "fitten" place for
decent men' to frequent, much le3
young ladles, and especially church
nvmbers. He intimated strongly
that they the clubs were run for
and patronized by high-toned society
folks who did things while In at
tendance that were not Christlike.
In a -very short while that preacher
handed in his resignation and hunt
ed him a new field.
Another case similar to this hap
pened In a town not very far from
the same spot and resulted In the
preacher having to move to a new
held because he warned some of the
Indulgent mothers of hls'charge that
If they didn't quit being so Indulgent
(hey .were going to be "grand" di
rectly. Of course It made 'em mad.
The preacher lost his Job and the
prophecy proved true with three of
them.
We could cite more instance of
the same nature, but what's the use?
Preacher who get trouble for
their pains and who witness the un-"
appreciatlvenes of their parlshoners
will go slow next time and ar
trouble.
Evidentlv the neoDle have taken
the bit In their teeth and are be
coming mule-headed. 9. S. Dunlap.
A man Is not necessarily a fool be
cause he acts like one. - Some women
could make a wooden Indian smile.
There Is nothing definite about
where Mr. Hairier will be located,
but owing to his familiarity viih 'o
cal conditions it Is felt sine that his
headquarters will be maintained in
Monroe. However, his active I. s will
not be confined to Union coynty. He
will asstst other enforcorient a;.':nts
in their territories ojid they w ill co
operate with him.
The policy of the enforcement
agents Is said to be to secure a line
on the illicit distillers of a particular
section and then with a big force of
men swoop down upon iue:u without
a moment's warning.
Ifas Carried the War Into Africa
For several years Mr. Haigl?r and
a few of his neighbors have vb-t'I a
relentless warfare upon blockading
In their section and it Is stated that
several men of his community -,ve
thelr convlction in the courts to him
Mr. Haigler hates liquor. He sees
no good at all In the traffic and he
likes to see the full weight of the law
fall upon the necks or those who en
gage In the businesss.
The Goose Creek man hasn't stop
ped at fighting the traffic In his own
community. He has tried to carry
the war into the court. Last year,
after Sheriff Clifford Fowler and his
deputies had rounded up thar famous
train-load of blockaders, he serious
ly talked of securing a delegation of
prominent Union county men to go
before Judge Yates Webb,.' at the
opening of the court for the trial of
the local moonshiners, and urge him
to give those convicted the extreme
penalty.
Mr. Haigler has had no experience
as an officer, but If the determine
tlon to break up the liquor traffic
counts for much there are trouble
some times ahead for the Union
county blockaders, who are already
goaded to desperation by Sheriff
Fowler -and his capable deputies.
"Gus will show them that he means
business," said a friend yesterday,
"and he will aid Sheriff Fcwler In
enforcing the law without fear or fa
vor." SPOT COTTOX TWEXTY-OXE CTS.
Staple Benches New Levels Here Af
ter Activity of Future
The Monroe spot market advanced
to 21 cents today with New York fu
tures closing around 19 and 20 cents,
a gain of a hundred points for the
day, after a period of breaks and
rises seldom experienced on the ex
change. From twenty-five to thir
ty bale of new cotton are reported
to have been offered at 20 cent and
over. By thi time next week, buy
er believe, the annual cotton move
ment will be In full blast, several
week ahead of previous, years.
Other market quotations follow:
Eggs, strong at 38 to 40 cents the
dozen; hams, scarce at 30 cent:
sweet potatoes plentiful at II per
bushel; btrtter, 25 to 30 cents; chick
en 35 to 50; and hens, 65 to 70. .
Union county will soon be repre
sented at Mexico City, Mexico, in. the
person of Mr. E. L. Secrest, s".i of
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Secrest, who .Jes
to the capital of Mexico to take
charge of all Y. M. C. A. work there.
Wtngate. Sept. 8. The postmaster
ror Monroe to succeed Mr. E. C. Win
chester, whose term expires a little
less than a year from today, will be
named by the county Republican ex
ecutive committee, composed of
Messrs. J. J. Perry of Wingate, chair
man; W. B. Love, secretary: and J.
J. Parker. G. E. Flow. W. H. Yandle.
L. L. Flncher. W. A. Biggers, John
E. Haigler, M. C. Haigler and J. B.
Harrell. At least this Is the under
standing of Mr. Perry, the head of
the county organization.
' "The policy of the party," Mr. Per
ry said today, "is to allow the county
executive committees to name the
men for local appointment and I pre
sume that there will be no exception
in the case of Union county."
There are a number of tentative
candidates for the Job. said Mr. Per
ry, but he has been told by reliable
parties that the rare will narrow
down to Messrs. Herndon Hasty, J.
W. Love, Lum Haigler and A. C.
Pencgar.
'It's going to be hard for the com
mittee," continued Mr. Perry, "to
make a selection from among these
good men. All four of them have
strongs friends In the committee and
it Is really hard to say just who is
the strongest.' Personally, iu picking
my man 1 am going to be greatly in
fluenced by the results of the civil
service test which all of the candi
dates will have to pass before they
can receive an appointment. I don't
mind stating at this time that I will
be very reluctant to vote for a man
who make a poor grade. It would
not be fair to appoint either the man
who made the lowest or the one who
made the next to the lowest grade.
The 'top-notchers' should have first
consideration." .
Mr. T. L. Brewer left Wednesday
for a Charlotte hospital to undergo
treatment for a sore on his hand that
has been a source of trouble-for sev
eral years.
The condition of Mr. R.'A. Caddy,
aged Confederate Veteran, Is still se
rious and little hope is entertained
for his recovery.
School und Other Matters
The two mouths summer term of
the Wingate puMic school, under the
very successful management of Prof.
Lee Griffin of Ninety-Six, S. C, will
close Friday. The enrollment has
been so large that the capacity of the
school building has been taxed. The
large auditorium has been cut up
into class rooms. Much criticism is
voiced toward the county board of
education for Its lack of fore-slght-
edness in not anticipating an increas
ed enrollment and the consequent
necessity for more room. Some think
a big ten-room school building ought
to be erected.
The fame of the Wingate School
continues to spread. From far-away
Robeson county has come Mr. M. b.
Humphrey, a former resident of the
community, to stay for the next
eight months to give his children the
advantage of the school. Mr. Hum
phrey Is a large farmer In Robeson
and he will leave Wingate next
spring In time to plant a crop.
A deep artesian well is being
bored at the public school.
Mr J. W. Bivens,' his hundreds of
friends will be delighted to learn. Is
again able to be out on the streets.
HUGGINS AND THE OLD AXD
UODEKX GOOD SAMARITAN
.Man In DiMres. Xow Would Be Im
mediately Taken to Hoopiul and
Put Under Doctor's Care.
Marshvllle Route 4. Sept. 8. Mr.
L. E. Huggins referring to the good
old times 85 years ago and the
thought of living then was. of course,
on "the spur of the moment." We
all look to tomorrow with expecta
tion and at the close of each day.
would rather live tomorrow than any
day in the past.
I once heard a man talking to his
son of the advance in science and in
vention. He said. "Son. your grand
father (who lived 40 years ago) nev
er saw a telephone, automobile, air
plane, reaping machine, disc har
row, or a machine to plant corn or
cotton seed." The little fellow after
thinking a moment said, "I am glad
I did not live away back there."
That is the way we all feel about it.
To go back a little further, 3,500
yea s this side of Abraham's day
when that fellow fell into the hands
of thieves and robbers on the road
between Jerusalem and Jerico and
his neighbor came along and found
him belt dead. The very best he could
do was to put him on the back of his
beast and carry him in great pain to
an inn. If Mr. Huguins was on his
way from Monroe to Marshvllle and
had a like experience in those big
woods Just west of Mr. Joe Webb's,
the least he would expect of his
neighbor would be to come along
in a Ford and la him comfortably
on the rear seat and in three min
utes stop at Wingate and telephone
the officers about it. Also telephone
the Ellen Fitzgerald Hospital and In
15 minutes more he would be there.
The nurses and doctor would be
dressing his wounds. Yes. Mr. Hug-
pins wrote on the spur of the mo
ment.
Mrs. Molly Bancom, who is visit
ing Mrs. W. B. Helms, Is sick with
bronchitis.
The many friends f Mr. Ruffin
Little, who has been ill for several
months, will be glad to learn jthat he
is improving.
Miss Lizzie Hinson of Macedonia
spent the we'ek-end with Miss Maud
Jones.
Miss Dare Hamilton visited friends
in Weddington last week.
Miss Allle Bivens of Wlneate spent
the week-end with Miss Mary Lee
Sfaten.
Mr. DeDerry Austin and Miss Al-
Harsett, both of Marshvllle
DR BRIDGES U-VS THE
ADOPTION bF OLD WAYS
He Wants Folks to Again Bow Their
Henda and .Make Short Prayer
After Entering the Church
GABRIEL CAME TOO SUDDEXLT
ma
township were married last Sunday
afternoon at the home of Esq. Zeb.
M. LittleT
SAYS UNION FARMERS REFER
TO BUYERS AS "TOI L GATES"
County Agent Barton, of Rocking
ham, Tells Ills Folks of the Glo
ries of This Section.
In an interview published In the
RockiiKham Tirf.es, County Agent i
Barton of that pjace says: ,
1 have been in Union county for
the past two weeks, assisting In or
ganizing cotton marketing. Union
county has about 500 small farm
county has about 1,500 small farm
farmers up there average about six
bales of cotton to the farm. They
have good barns and outbuildings,
neat cottage houses, they have soy
beans in their corn, red clover in
their grain stubble, and more good
corn, sorsnum ana pasturage' man
any county 1 have visited. hen a
farmer signs the mark ting contract
there, iu the majority of cases, he
reaches into his overall pocket for
the $3 fee or draws a check. How
ever he realizes what the marketing
vMr. and Mrs. John Q. Griffin are i system holds In store for him and Is
here for a few days and the jovial signing. They ar supporting 53
laugh of Mr. Griffin Is heard far up , l.uyors in that county and they refer
Into the night as he talks with old
friends.
Rev. J. W. Rowell is building a
nice, modem home on bis twenty
acre farm In the eouherulart of the
town.
Much Old Cotton at Wingate.
' There are at least two nundred
bales of last year's cotton stored in
Wingate and at nearly every farm
house in the copimunlty one will find
anywhere from two to ten bales of
the fleecy stanle. With a good price,
despite the fact that Indications here
are said to point to a ylfld of less
than fifty per cent, Wingate folks
are in a position to again enjoy
urnsneritv and the "war traders"
are trimming their sales for another
era of luwd speculation. ,
Rev. Dan M. Austin, formerly tne
beloved pastor of the Mesaow
Rnnrk Ttnntlst Church. WRS A Fun-.
day Wingate visitor, or an tne
preachers who have servd this fa
mous chsree none are morj wel
come here than this venerable minister.
Death of a Little Child.
On Tuesday at one o'clock death
entered the home of Mr. and Mrs.
David Simpson and carried out the
little daughter, Mabel, aged five
years and eleven months.
She suffered Just I few day with
dlptherla. All that loving hands
could do was done for ber. but she
quietly and sweetly passed from
earth to heaven.
The remains of the little one were
to them as "toll gates," and agree
that the $30,000,000 that goes
through the "toll gates" of North
Carolina cotton sales over the spec
ulative route, can be closed by our
co-operative marketing system, and
the whole product sold to the mills
and exporters at millions less of
cost. They use only about 300. to
BOO pounds of fertilizers per acre
and as soy beans and production con
tinues, they will reduce this expense
eventually to nothing but acid phos
phate on red land, and acid phos
phate and potash on black jack
lands. They have begun to learn
how to make nature pay the fertill
zerzer bills and to conserve rainfall
Instead of praying for rain. 'God
helps those who help themselves.'
The boll weevil holds few terrors for
them. They have, as I have said,
fine pastures, and the livestock and
especially the dairy Interests are in
creasing to meet the demands or
their creamery which Is handling all
thf cream It can get. T. J. W. Broom,
their county agent, has been prepar
ing thera for ten year for the better
conditions they now enjoy, and they
use him to -the limit. Knowing the
county and Its conditions as he does,
he is now in position to render great
er service than ever before."
To the Methodists of Monroe.
Dr. Bridges has promised tT taUc
fo ' the members' of the Business
Men's Class Sunday morning at ten
o'clock. Mr. Jenkins, and perhaps
Dr. Bridges will also sing. We want
srsfY fvan rf rha AhnAli tin A It vla
Lk n'ewn cen!eteiV0ri bur!t': ' Itor possible to be on hand promptly
fcunday morning for this service.
W. M. CORDON, President
W. Z. FAULKNER, Sec.-Treas.
Rev. B. B. Shankel conducting the
funeral services. The bereaved fam
ily have the sympathy of a lrost of
friends.
The woman who marries her best
friend 1 In grave danger of losing
him.
It's a fuany sort, of combination,
but the man who paints the town
red often gets a black eye during
the performance.
By Mrs. Knox-Wolfe Hargette
Among the Interestinc thlnsi that
Dr. Bridges said at the Wednesday
morning service was to urge the old
time way of bowing the head after
coming into church and making a
snon prayer. Hi text was. "Lord
teach us to pray."
After telling much about the force
of prayer, he said that he had heard
of people being sung to death, but
he had never heard of people being
prayed to death. He also told of ft
jury recently In Atlanta, after a trial
of some young people in which lewd
ness ar.d sii.ine figured, urging that
the fatheri and mothers go back to
the old way in having prayers in the
homes to save their wayward boy
and girls. Do the best you can, and
God VUl do the rest, he said. He
urged the big congregation to read
the Bible mqre, and said God know
when we are in sorrow. He know
when we neglect to read his word, he
strongly Im mated that that was ft
stab for Cinit, and that there would
be no mercy seat.
The oi i ring hymn was "I Mus
Tell Jesus. ' How It took us back to
the days when we first heard it.
When old c-int Ann Carelock, whom
the white n. o;hers of Monroe ought
to rememhir well, sang it in that
weird, characteristic tone of her race
while rocking babies to sleep. Her
skin was black and she has gone to
her final sleep, but we think her
heart was white for only a white
heart could sing this piece and rock
and enjoy it as she did.
Mr. I'lillei's II) inn
The next hymn, "We Are March-
fr.L' In 7.inn " uUl over net Inm. nu '.ta
lasts, be associated with Brother W.
H. Phifer. He use to sing it with
such zest and now when he is too fee
ble to sing, he sits in his accustom
ed p'.ace and his fingers keep the
time on the arm of his chair. How
appropriate that the picture of an
ascending Christ hangs suspended
over this oldest one of our member
ship. It is beautiful and .Inspiring
and we enjoy looking at' it every
CaV.
In going back to the sayings of Dr. '
Bridges, he told us that tlieiv tvas
not many people who prayed. That
he did not know how he would get
through life without the conscious
ness of prayer and that there is ft
consciousness of God everywhere,
even in the Jungles where the sav
age reaches out to an unseen Being.
"What a comfort If they knew
what we know!" he exclaimed. He
told of the masticated prayer which
our returned missionaries have told
us of too. In speaking of the good
Samaritan, he said it was a story of
the friendship of man, a social gos
pel. "God help us to give a social
gospel." In speaking of the church
he declared that, "there are plenty .
of pullies rigged up, but we need
steam In the boiler."
The duet and solos are pleasing
and finely rendered by the preacher
and his singer and the vast crowds
go away feeling refreshed and near
er to God, and farther away from
sorrow, and Gethsemane, for:
"Down shadowy lanes, across
strange streams
Bridged over by our brokea
dreams,
Behind the misty cap of years,
Close to the great salt font o!
tears.
The garden lies; strive as you may
Y'ou cannot miss it In your way
All paths that have been or shall
. be
Pass somewhere through Geth
V semane."
Great Interest Is being taken in
the meeting and everybody is invit
ed to come to the gospel feast. We
are praying for a great revival and
want It to reach out Into the county
around. Come and take part. Lots .
of us won't be here next summer.
"Jesus Lover of My Soul" Is still
comforting- souls here by being sung
at every service.
Gabriel Came Too Suddenly
Joe Chappel's magazine some
years ago offered a prize for the best
heart throb" In either prose or
verse. "Jesus Lover of My soul
took the first and biggest prize.
Many christians for generations hive
sung it on their death beds.
We hope the crowds who gather
at this meeting will feel ready for
the coming of the Lord and not
prove cold ar.d unfit as did a band
of Ascensionists some years ago in
Georgia when they were having ft
grand revival. Let me tell it. Dr.
Bridges came frpm Georgia. One
day when the meeting was In full
blast ft storm came up and a young
man who was out hunting with his
servant took refuge In the church
door. Being curious to see the ser
vice, the two hunter crept up into
the gallery and there hid in a plaoe
where they could observe without be
ing observed. "Come, Lord,, come."
cried the preacher while all present
gave ft loud, "Amen." i
"Marse Gabe," whispered Cuffy,
lifting his hunting hern to his
mouth, 'ILet me gib dera just one
toot."
"Put that horn down or I'll break
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