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Bliasvilloe, eoas Aug.11, 919O Monday.
Lots of eapers ,and company have broken the monotony
the past 'two uiseand Awe have -truly enjoyed
Anna ans Ba eamt wit Maxin .aar ad Be-t -ast -PvFiay week
the latter two ,_eturnia toeStrawn before we wh weer
to Throokuorton at that time got book. -Oarrie and Pi. Sherrill
oame with e from T.m. Wednesday,also Xaurit
King. -e intend -to go bak -today
News that the boys will not likely got baok home
f * s.ver
the. ar e an the Statoes
d-a.WaCated us -onoi esi ablytor we were looking for thoi
Ha a very few days. The necessity for pawadingS them
atiea of the north in honor of their aehiov-a
.i8 "eotver theie" appeals to us very little whn we
wat, them to omo hoe oo badly. YIet -in after years
1 Wy -wi1l o doub look baok luon this experience and
noidents that ooour ,n the different placaoes
wi.. a pride not to be measured by the. ptresnt desire
-totretsurn aose,and will be supremely glad then that
} they aoquirel a broader knowlode of our own countryy
as well as of Prance and Germany. They are lAky to got
*t-1 this travel and exoaeieneo-. -Wish: were wV.th them.
an sthe 0tir han4,it will. be a disappointment to Lila
-not to et -to -se
them wrhe she gets hoe the ioth for
-ier two weeks tva atio,,espeoially as -she will not have
-another viesoati for a year.
j . , ,
YesterdaY wasa hot 'Sunday. Preaching in the Ba.
is* ehiltwoh by
Ahie Davis in the a.m. aad mysel -l
the o.l. The Davisoencampment has brought a ood
auober of visitros from away,
and the many other amp*rs
os $ha,viver 'weled-the crowds ome,but it was so hot
that a good many, stayed away and there were about as man:
lSuaday work has
boome a serious roblem here siaoo
the advent of the oil men. The 8abbath is absolutely
disregarded by most of themtho a few should d be given
-oredit for allowing their hands to lay off on that day
except in oase of neoo*eity. Steps are being taken to
hav the officers enforce he Sunday Laws and to reduce
Sunday labor to a minimum. 1We should realize that we
oaannt -legislat religion into pee-ples hearts and force
then to keep the
abbath day in the right spirit yet
by means of this spto we may eliminate a demoralizing
influnaoe that is beTng thrown around our young folks..
Our young people -are traindd more thoroughly than the
average-community and are in a position to resist such
influenoes bettor than many other plaoes might
is never safe to expose tes to evil.
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