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/. S. Kendall in the Religious Telescope
SOME things are fundamental In
the organization of the local
church, If they are to provide
adequately for the missionary
and other benevolent Interests,
Many churches are falling In this par
ticular because they have no -wiell
thoughtout plans. They are not ap
plying the same tact and business
sense in this department that they
use In their local church affairs.
It is not In the province of the stew
ardship commission to order the plan
a church should use. Every church
win pursue the plan which seems
most desirable fox Ita locality; but
several years of experience and care
ful observation of churches of every
kind leads us to believe that we can
safely make some suggestions as to
the requisites for success.
There must be organization first of
alL This organization must havo.
first, a pastor with a vision. The re
lation of this servant of the church to
the financial welfare of this depart
ment of the congregation's finance ls
unique and important. Especially ls
this true of the smaller churches.
Second, there must be a strong be
nevolent committee. This committee
should be chosen- vipely. It should
have members who aro interested in
and are in touch with the vari?os be
Third, there must be a cooperation
of tu? various departments In tike
church. The Sunday school and Ju
nior and Senior Christian Endeavor
es) should be enlisted.
"Benevolent Budget" Needed.
The plan ls to provide a benevolent
budget which will include all that the
local church is to be called upon pub
licly for the regular benevolence of
The benevolent committee ls to di
rect an every member canvass of the
entire church for an annual pledge on
the weekly basis, to be paid weekly or
monthly. Where practical, this can
vass should be separate from the can
vas for the current expense budget.
This committee should see tha? the
pledged amount is fully adequate to
meet the entire budget.
The offering ls to be made In con
nection with the regular church of
fering, using for this purpose the du
plex envelope, either the single or the
double pocket, as tho church may fur
nish. These envelopes should be
numbered and dated and every mem
ber supplied with one for every Sun
day of the year.
Every church should have a benev
olent treasurer, who should be a mem
ber of the benevolent committee, and
In connection with the general ste
ward should open all envelopes and
make the proper entries rn books pro
vided for this purpose. He should
make a remittance once a quarter to
the parties designated to receive the
benevolent funds. Quarterly state
men ts should be furnished the benev
olent committee for every member.
This committee should distribute the
same and look carefully after delin
quents and collect unpaid pledgee.
Work of the Church.
Preparation should precede the
canvass to be made for benevolences.
The church should give information
as to the needs and work done by
these various societies that are sup
ported by thia offering. The church
should be called upon to give herself
to prayer for these various interests.
Secure, if possible, some one who ls
thoroughly familiar with the plan to
present it. He should show how it
works elsewhere when worked. The
church should provide those who are
to do the work with the needed helps.
Have those who are to take the
pledges thoroughly familiar with the
system, so that they can give the
needed Information when desired.
In the financial awakening of a
church, In the majority of cases, it ls
wise to have two distinct campaigns
of agitation, one for church support,
the other for church benevolences.
The pledge getting may be worked In
one canvass, using cards especially
prepared for the double budget, hav
ing both subscription blanks on the
same card. Experience is proving
that separate canvasses are result
ing In the greatest success. Where
this ts done, the( people should be giv
en a little time to breathe between the
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The Heavenward Bide.
A little cloud ld the sky makes al
dark shadow on, the fields and forests
and the mountain sides. The observ
er at a distance beholds both th?
light and beauty of the c loud and th?
somberness of its shadow. If we
could only get a distant viewpoint of
our troubles, we would often be great
ly comforted. We would see that tbs
clouds which caaj their shadows on
oar aves ase bright with mercy. "AD
things Trot* together ft? spod fc> then j
love QoA" when mystery
our darkener! path, let ns re
member the heavenward side Of oaf
troubles. Real happiness ls spiritual
It ls tho harmony of the soul with the
will ot God. This inward music li
largely the result af the shadows that
try and discipline our faith.
Tho trouble wita some preaching ls
that lt is not expected to hit anything
this side of the moon-end it dont
OF THE COUNTY
For sometime the editor of The
Advertiser has been endeavoring to
compile a complete schedule of all of
the religious services held in all the
churches of the county, but we have
not yet been able to complete the list.
The following are the appointments
which have been sent in to us, and ad
ditions will be made until the list is
REV. E. C. BAILEY, Presbyterian.
EDGEFIELD. 1st and 3rd Sundays
ll a. m.
TRENTON. 1st and 3rd Sundays 8
p. m. 4th Sunday ll a. m.
JOHNSTON. 2nd Sunday 11.15 a.
m., 4th Sunday 8 p. m.
REV. HENRY B. WHITE, Baptist.
STEVENS CREEK: Every second
Sunday morning at ll o'clock.
REV. G. W. BUSSEY, Baptist.
RED OAK GROVE: First Sunday
morning at ll o'clock, and Saturday
DR. W. S. DORSETT, Baptist.
JOHNSTON. Evsry Sunday morn
ing at ll a. m. and every Sunday night
at 7.30 except 5th Sundays.
REV. P. E. MONROE, Lutheran
ST. JOHN'S. Johnston. Preach
ing 2nd Sunday 11.15 a. m. 4th Sunday
7.30 D. m., 1st 7.30 p. m.
MT. CALVARY. Preaching 1st and
3rd Sundays 11.15 a. m.
GOOD HOPE. Preaching 2nd Sun
day 3.30 p. m.. 4th 11.15 a. m.
REV. FOSTER SPEAR, Methodist.
McKENDREE. Third Sunday morn
ing ll a. m., 1st Sunday afternoon at
REV. H. E. BECKHAM, Methodist.
JOHNSTON: First and fourth Sun
daA" mornings at ll a. m, Second and
third Sunday night at 7.30.
HARMONY: Third Sunday morn
ing at ll a. m. Sunday afteruoon at
SPANN. Second Sunday morning at
ll a. m., 4th Sunday afternoon at 3.30.
J. E. JOHNSTON, Baptist.
BOLD SPRINGS: First and third
Sunday mornings ll a. m.
GRAVES L. KNIGHT, Baptist.
TRENTON: 2nd and 4th Sunday
mornings a} ll a. m.
REV. J. C. BROWN, Baptist.
PHILIPPI: Second and fourth Sun
day mornings at ll o'clock.
REV. J. R. WALKIiB, Methodist.
EDGEFIELD: Preaching every Sun
day morning at 11:00, and every Sun
day night at 8:30, except third Sunday
morning and first Sunday night. Prayer
meeting every Wednesday afternoon at
TRENTON: Third Sunday morning
at 11:00 and first Sunday afternoon at
MILL CHAPEL: First Sunday night
REV. R. G. SHANNONHOUSE, Episcopal
EDGEFIELD: Preaching, first and
and third Sunday mornings at ll o'clock.
Prayer meeting every Wednesday af
TRENTON: Second Sunday morn
ing at ll o'clock. First and third Sun
day afternoons at 3:30 o'clock.
RIDGE SPRING: Fourth Sunday
morning at ll o'clock.
BATESBURG: Second and fourth
Sunday afternoons at 5 o'clock, and
DR. M. D. JEFFRIES, Baptist.
EDGEFIELD: Every Sunday morn
ing at 11:30 and every Sunday night at
8:00, except fifth Sundays. Prayer
meeting Wednesday night at 7:30.
HORN'S CREEK: Third Sunday
afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
REV. P. P. ELALOCK, Baptist.
BEREA: First Sunday at ll o'clock.
GILGAL: Third Sunday at ll
REV. B. H. COVINGTON, Methodist.
BARR'S CHAPEL: First Sunday
at ll o'clock.
PLUM BRANCH: Second and third
Sunday at ll o'clock.
PARKSVILLE: Second and third
Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
DOTHAN: Fourth Sunday at tl
MERIWETHER: Fourth Sunday
afternoon at 4 o'clock.
REV. J. T. LITTLEJOHN, Baptist.
RED HILL: First and fourth Sun
day afternoons at /3 o'clock. Third
Sunday at ll o'clock. ~~Z? -*?
REPUBLICAN: First Sunday morn
ing at ll o'clock.
REHOBOTH: Second Sunday at ll
COLLIERS: Tha i Sunday afternoon
at 3 o'clock.
ANTIOCH: Fourth Sunday morn
ing at ll o'clock.
REV. P. B. LANHAM, Baptist.
CLARK'S HILL: First Sunday morn
ing at ll o'clock.
EDGEFIELD MILL: Second Sun
HANDYS: Third Sunday monffag.
Mt ZION: Fourth Sunday moajg
RIV. R. EARLE FREEMAN, Ba'njgf*
PLUM BRANCH: First Sunday at
ll o'cfock. Third Sunday afternoon
Mt, CARMEL: Second Sunday morn
Go to sop
Before insuring elsewhere. We
represent the best old line com
Harting & Byrd
At the Farmers Bank, Edgefield
A FALSE JRY
Peace Not Always Indicative
PEACE is a good thing, but peace
in the ordinary sense of the
word is not the summum bo
num of human happiness or
usefulness. Rest and freedom
from pain are comforting to the sick,
and may be signs of approaching dis
solution. Peace in a community may
Indicate prosperity, or lt may be in
sensibility to duty and Indifference to
fraud and political corruption. A
man freezing to death or under the
Influence ot some poison needs to be
roused and kept moving. Some com
munftles need nothing so much as to
be waked up and forced to fight for
Peace In the church may mean
prosperity or decay. It ls written in
the Acta: "Then bad the churches
rest," "and walking in the fear of
the Lord and In the comfort of the
Holy Ghost were multiplied." This
was after a period ol persecution and
steadfast contention for the fa''
There have been other times "
the church had rest because os
asleep to its duty.
The command to "conteud earnest
ly for the faith once delivered to tho
saints" does not Indicate tBat Chris
tians in a world of sin are to expect
or be satisfied with peace until
righteousness ls established. So long
as God has a controversy with men,
controversy is the duty of the church.
So long as immorality and Infidelity
exist, the church has a mission to op
pose them. Often Ita greatest need
is for some one to stand, as did the
prophet of old. and call men to line
up. "Choose ye this day whom ye
will serva" When this call ls heard
there are always some to plead for
peace. "Art thou ho that troublest
Israel?" No, the men who trouble
the Israel of God are those who pro
mote immorality and Infidelity, who
belittle the word of God and deny the
doctrines of grace; and very often
these cry "Peace, peace," when they
themselves are disturbing the peace.
When men in the church deny God
as the Creator, or that Christ ls God,
or that he died on Calvary as a sac
rifice for sinners and rose from the
dead, or that the Scriptures are In
spired and true, the church has a
controversy with thom, and woe be to
lt If, through fear of man or love of
ease or for any other cause? ii shrinks
from Its duty.
Danger of tho Chu NC h.
The greatest danger of the church
la. Its insensibility to the beginnings
of unsound doctrine. It credits loose
teachers with being better than they
seem. It says 4f them, as a minister
said of a student who seemed to deny
the atonement, "He does not mean it,
and. at any rate, he will get over it
when be gets to work." It strains
Its charity beyond the scripture point.
It do? not heed the exhortation of
John, the apostle of ?ove and peace:
"If there come any unto you and
bring not this doctrine, receive him
A writer, describing a visit to the
home of Henry Ward Beecher, speaks
of a painting wHieh Mr. Beecher
3howed him, representing a huge
mastiff asleep near something he had
been left to guard, and a lap-dog
quietly drerwlng lt away. "That,"
said he, pointing to the mastiff, "Is
Orthodoxy, and the little dog is
Heterodoxy." If ever the church
needed to be awake, it ia now.-Her
ald and Presbyter.
Don't Look for Flaws,
A large part of our own failures m
life comes from seeing flaws and fail
ures tn others that we do not need to
see at all The keen-sighted pessimist
does a great deal more harm than
even the easily fooled, often mistaken
optimist For the man who looks ?or
flaws in other people's lives usually
leaves those flaws worse than when he
round them, by the hotice and atten
tion flLho gives to them.; and this
leavelMfci worse off himself. The
man wWFlives so. much in the sun
shine that he wont see other peopleV
flaws helps those flaws to die, andi
gathers new-sunshine and strength loy
"Don't look for flaws es 700 go throne*
And even when yon find them,
Tia wise and kind to be somewhat bund*
Look for the virtues behmd them.'"
Virtue-hunting means vtrtue-flndmgj
and the right things that we hunt for
most eagerly we add constantly to our
selves. But the best part of thia get
ting la that ft la all in the Interes^ of
The Orsa test Race.
Out of the chaos of our social sys?
tem. out ot Intense freed for wealth
ind power, out of oar shattered mer
ila will come a mightier and greater
race, the highest the world has ever
tnown*-Rev. H. a Swesxingen, Pr?s
aytertan, St Paul
It ls human nature to love and to
love truly, and a way should be por
rided for those young persons who
ure unable to make love to each other
lave In the street-Rev. J. IX Veten,
They Fail in Edgefield.
The liquor forces in Edgefield
who have been working to get up a
petition which would enable them
to call a dispensary.election for that
county according to the Advertiser,
are about to fail. Meny men to
whom the petitions were sent re
fused to handle them. Senator
Tillman refused to sign the peti
This is quite a credit to Edge
field but it was no more than was
to be expected of the good people
of the old mother county. She
can not afford to take such a back
We see that Dr. M. D. Jeffres
pastor of the Edgefield Baptist
church has come in for some heavy
abuse because he did his duty in op
posing the effort to re-establish the
dispensary. This is not at all to be
wondered at, and was no surprise
to Dr. Jeffries. It is a compliment
to him or any other man to have
the liquor element arrayed against
Drs. J. S. & F. P, BYRD,
Edgefield and Trenton
Edgefield Office over Postoffice
Office 'Phone 3 Residence 17-R
AH. CORLEY, Surgeon
. Dentist. Appointments
at Trenton on Wednesdays.
Crown and Bridge werk a
James A. Dobey,
Johnston, S. C.
OFFICE OVER JOHNSTON DRUG CO.
Round Trip Tourist Fares
Now in effect Via Southern Rail
way-Premier Carrier of the
Tickets on sale daily including
April 30, 1912 with final limit re
turning May 31, 1912. For com
plete information as to schedules,
sleeping car service etc., call on
nearest Southern Railway ticket
J. L. Meak, AGPA.,
F. L. Jenkins, TPA.,
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gie Mills, Engines, Boilers,
Supplies and repairs, Porta
qle , Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files, Belts
and Pipes. WOOD SAWS
Gins and Press Repairs.
Money to Loan.
With real estate security,
for long time. Easy terms.
I Seed Which Succeed.
Seed purchasing is a matter of
confidence. We ask your confidence
in Landreth's seed which have stood
the test for 128 years. We solicit
your orders for garden and flower
seed. You cannot do better than buy
W. E. Lynch & Co.
Make the Old Suit
We are better prepared
than ever to do first-class
work in cleaning and press
ing of all kinds. Hake your
old pants or suit new by let
ing us clean and press them.
Ladies skirts and suits al
so cleaned and pressed. Sat
WALLACE HARRIS PROP.
Ready for Delivery
We have in our warehouse ready for delivery
all the popular brands of commercial fertil
izers from reliable manufacturers . We can
alao supply the farmers with the necessary
Mixing Their Fertilizers
Drop in and get our prices before making
your contracts for the year. ?
May & Prescott
Copyright 1509, br C. E. Zimm?rman Co.--.Vo. 57
THERE is nothing which will
make so much difference on the
journey through life as a bank ac
THOSE without one will bitterly regret their care
lessness, for sooner or latrr they will be overtaken
by*misfortune in some form or other.
ON the other hand those with a bank account are
sure to catch up with Dame Fortune.
IF you want a pleasant journey through life, don't
put off starting a bank account any longer.
Bank of Edgefield
OFFICERS: J. C. Sheppard, Pres.; W. W. Adams, Vice
pres.; E. J. Hims, Cashier; J. H. Allen, assistant Cashier.
DIRECTORS: J. C. Sheppard, W. W. Adams, J. Wm.
Thurmond, Thos. H. Rainsford, J. M. Cobb, B. E. Nicholson, A.
S. Tompkins, C. C. Fuller, W. E. Prescott.
We Told You So!
The roads are get
ting better and the
orders are getting
heavy, but our stock
of fertilizers of the
best grades is com
plete. Send us your
orders under a guar
antee of first-class
treatment at our
We have recently taken on Dry Cell batteries for
gasolene engines, and the boys do tell us that they
are the best to be had. Yours truly,
W. W. ADAMS & CO.