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Every Christian a Missionary.
As the Father has sent me, even
601 send you, John (?0:21) Go
ye therefore and make disciples of
all nations." Matthew 28:19).
These scriptures from the commis
pion given by the founder of chris
tianity to his deciples, hence to us,
to carry on the work which Christ
our Lord has given. As the Father
had a purpose in view when He sent
His son into the world, even so the
son had a purpose in view when lie,
paid, Go into all the world, "As my
father hath sent me into the world
to do his will, so I send you to tell
others of him who hath sent me."
Jesus does not send ns on his au
thority, but gives us to understand
that had the Father not sent me,
neither would I have y^u. Every
true missionary is a Christian and
eveiy true christian is a missionary.
The very nature of christianity de
mands that Christians be missiona
ries. To have Christ is to have the
fonnder of missionary work. Every
member of the church (regardl JSB of
denominational creed) of God
shows the responsibility of thin
commission and must answer to
t?od for themselves for the faithful
performance of their duty. The
Christian can never complete or fil
?1 his mi888on, that is, be relieved
from responsibility, until, like,
Paul, he can say, "I have finished
my work." In order for this com
mission to be accepted, men and
women must be consecrated to God.
I do not mean men or nations, but
men and women individually. The
call to Christian service is not to
the church or community, or nation,
but is an individual call, and in
volves individual responsibilities
that will bring each person before
the judgement seat of Christ
to answer for what he has done, or
bas not done.
Do we realize as we should our
daty when it comes to the exten
sion of the kingdom of our Lord as
individuals? I fear not. Do we re
alize the fact that God singles us
out and places upon us certain res
ponsibilities V Do we realize the
fact that God says to each of us.
*'Go, work, pray?" If you realize
this then which part falls upon you?
Has God called you to "go?" By
all means obey at any cost, Paul says
"woe is me if I p.each not the gos
pel." Are you called to work? then
work with willing hands. Are you
tailed to give? Do it cheerfully, for
Hod lovas a cheerful giver. Can
- /b?^Tftrr^^yrih?n^prXv^e?r?esiry.1 ?
Think God there is something for t
all to do. Even those who are poorer t
than the widow can have a part in 1
this commission; they can pray. ?
But let not those who can "go *
work" or '"give" content themselves <
with ouly praying. Remember the <
widow was able to give, and she '
gave, and God blessed her. If you <
are able to give, then give; your ?
charitable act will be recorded, and I
will be a source of jov to yon 1
through eternity. Many are able I
to give, but they would rather pray; :
many are able to go, but they had <
rather work; many are able to work I
or give, but they had rather go. 1
The Lord wants each in his place to '
<lo his duty. Let none be so pre
sumptuous as to ignore the wisdom
of God and step out of his callintr I
like this humble scribe. Where <
God has placed you there work, i
The chief business of the church is .
to save souls; in fact, the discip
ling of the nations is God's reason I
for the church. So long as men i
and women are in need of a Savior, i
her greatestest concern is to "go I
out into by-ways and hedges, and i
compel them to come to carry the an- i
gel's message." A deliverer is come"
Therelore "peace on earth, and
good will to men." Missionary ef
fort is the life of the church, for
how can souls be born into thc
kingdom of God without a knowl
edge of God's kingdom? How will
they get this knowledge? From the
missionary. So every Christian
stands responsible to the church en
tire to bring dying men and women
in touch with a living God. A
Christian is responsible to God and
to the church, and furthermore, he
is responsible to the world. Paul
realized that he was debtor both to
the Greeks and the Barbarians, to
the wise and unwise (Rome 1:14)
He owed the world something.
What was it? He owed the world
# his best service. And every Chris
tian to-day is debtor to the meas
ured world just as Paul was? No
this is not a world of flowery beds
of ease. Wake up! Paul realized
what it meant to be missionary-a
Christian. He, like Moses, had
respect unto the recompense of re
ward. Though trials beset his
way, and much persecution was
waged against him, yet all these
(could not hinder him from his
search for souls. Paul could ?ever
say his work was done until at the
execution block r could see his
end. Then he said, I have finished
my course." He laid down an
agpd, abusedjScarred and worn body,
but Christ will bring him forth
with a glorious body at his appear
The gospel of Christ is destined
to reach the uttermost parts of the
earth, but how is it to get there ex
cept >y missionary effort and true
untiring Christian endeavor. The
gospel is sent to the whole world,
and christians are commissioned to
carty it to them. The gospel claims
the world, and the world needs,
yea, calls for the gospel. The world
can have the gospel if Christians do
their duty. The high and low, the
rich and poor, the ignorant and the
learned, all need the gospel and our
commission 6ays, "Go make them
disciples. Christians the gospel that
transformed you into the image of
Christ, is it yours to keep? Will
you hide it away? It is not yours;
it belongs to others; pass it on, and
on, and on, keep it going, burning,
shining; and thus starting from
you, this glorious, transforming
power will go from heart to heart,
transforming and making new, dif
fusing the knowledge, spirit, and
image of Christ until eternity only
can sum up the good you have done.
Blessed are the dead that die in the
Lord from henceforth yea saith the
spirit that they shall rest from their
labors, and their works do follow
them. (Rev. 14:13) Christians, do
you know that the gospel of Christ
begets va men a lively hope and en
shrines their divine destinyl By
all means tell the story or help
others who will tell it. The ap
peal to the mission cause is open
now. Let each on* of us realize|
what a privilege we are enjoying,
and lets make a special effort to
raise the amount that the conven
tion has assessed us by the time the
books close which is in November.
G. L. Timmerman.
Modoc, S. C.
The International "Ben Hur."i
London acknowledged herself as '
vanquished in the art of stage pro-j
duction when Klaw and Erlanger's
great spectacles "Ben Hur" was
presented at the Theatre Royal,
Drury Lane last January. Even
the critics whose caustic pens have
punctured American hopes of dra
matic glory in the English metrop
olis many a time and oft, found
themselves unable to pick a flaw iu
the new production of General Wal
lace's play. With one voice the
press and the public hailed this
spectacle as the greatest ever shown
in London even on the historic stage
of Drury Lane, where the Christ
mas pantomimes for more than a,
iuhcTreCF^e?rs t?Sve beeh^coTisidereoi.
.he acme of stage beauty and spec- '
.acular surprise. Not even Sir
Elenry Irving's splendidly dressed1
.evivals of thc Shakespearean elas
tics, nor Sir Beerbohm Tree's pro
luctioriB at His Majesty's have ever
?qualled the realism and beauty of
.he Klaw and Enanger presentation
)f "Ben-Hur." It was the determi
iation of these gentlemen to show
;he British public that America
eads in the art of stage equipment
ib she leads in many of the other
irts and crafts, and they have suc
ceeded beyond their greatest expec
:ations. The production of "Ben
Hur" shown in London was that
which was seen last year at the
New Amsterdam Theatre, New
YVrk. The season at Drury Lane
bas just closed, the Wallace specta- j
?le having made a phenomenal run :
af eix months. The engagement
just ended was the second which
Ben-Hur" has played in London, ;
the first occurring eleven years ago, !
in 1902, just at the time of the death
of Queen Victoria, which cast a
irloom over England, but the cloud
did not dim even at that time the
success of "Ben-Hur." However, in
its present revival in England, it
has eclipsed in every manner and
degree its former artistic and finan- j
This mighty production has been
brought back to America and will
be staged ai The Grand, Augusta,
Friday and Saturday nights matinee,
Nov. 21 and 22. I
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EDGEFIELD, S. a
RUNS OVER ICE FIELD
ROADBED OT ALASKAN RAILROAD
RESTS ON GLACIER.
Builder? Admit Situation Has Its Per
ils, Though There ls Little Dan
ger of Sudden Catastrophe
Minor Accidents Frequent.
An Alaskan railroad, the Copper Riv
er ft Northwestern, runs for nearly
seven miles over
the lower end of
the Allen glacier,
partly covered in
this part with
moraines and veg
at points the ice
is visible. In an
ed to La Nature,
says the Literary
Digest, Prof. Laurence Martin, chief
of the National Geographical society's
Alaskan expedition, describes this
part of the road and recounts the dan
gers that ls running In its risky loca
tion. Fortunately, glaciers move
slowly, and there is little peril In any
sadden catastrophe. Writes Professor
"During our visit in 1909 the ice was
visible on six of the railroad cuts on
the terminal glacier; lt was no longer
seen a year later, although it could be
brought to light by digging slightly. In
1909 the railroad had been built on a j
sort of a shield of morainic ballast en- I
cased in the ice, which had been
opened up with dynamite. It was
found to be seriously changed in 1910, j
the sinking due to the melting of the
ice varying from two to three feet in
one place and to six or even eight feet
in others. . . . The railroad men had
endeavored to repair the damage by
filling in. . . .
"Nowhere else In the world-at least
to our knowledge-has a railroad line
been constructed for nearly seven
miles on the edge of a still active gla
cier. Here the layer of ballast which
supports the ties and rails lies directly
on the ice, and not, as at the Heney
glacier, several miles to the north, on
a solid moraine.
"This perilous situation giveB rise to
continual accidents; ? sometimes the
melting of the ice displaces the profile
of the road; sometimes there are
formed new streams, which involve a
Railway Over the Moraine, Showing '
the Ice on the Left. j
readjustment of the whole system of
support; once even the abutment of a?
bridge sliud 16 inches toward the
river, and a new one had to be built, i
As these difficulties are renewed every
summer, it is very expensive to main
tain the way, and the speed of the
trains must be kept very low, although
the passengers are never in danger, as
a very close watch ls necessarily kept
of the road.
"What makes the upkeep of the road
still more risky is the possibility of a
forward movement of the glacier. The
road would be destroyed and all trafile
stopped, for there would be no possible
way of getting out After the period of
immunity of 67 years, which is attest
ed by the vegetation, a movement of
this kind may take place any day."
Improving Australian Railroads.
Standardizing rail gauge on the rail
roads in the continental states of Aus
tralia is proving costly through delay
in pushing the work forward, accord
ing to a recent report now in the hands
of tne federal government. The report
of the engineers in chief recommends
the adoption of a uniform gauge of 4
feet 8% inches (the existing New
South Wales gauge) on the grounds of
the comfort and convenience of pas
sengers, the facility of transfer of
troops and merchandise, and the re
duction of rolling stock. Owing to the
huge cost of bringing about complete
uniformity, it ls suggested that as a
preliminary step the through lines
from Fremantle to Brisbane (including
the tran-Australian line now under
construction) should be converted to
4 feet 8y2 Inches at a cost of $60,710.
000. The engineers strongly urge that
the work of conversion should be be
gun without delay, and it is pointed
out that in 1897 the estimated cost of
converting the 5 feet 3 inch gauge
lines in Victoria and South Australia
to the 4 feet 8% Inch gauge was only
$11,800,000 against $36,475,000 at the
Expanding Screw to Spike Rails to Ties
For attaching rails to ties on rail
roads a Frenchman has invented a
screw that ls said to hold tighter
than anything yet devised. It is in
two parts: First a hollow screw, open
at the lower end, slit a short distance
up the sides and having a worm in
side as well as outside. This ls
screwed into the hole in the tie. Into
lt is screwed the second part, which
ls a solid screw, conical in shape. As
this is driven home it forces the low
er end of the hollow screw apart,
making it spread and become wider
below than above, thus biting the
wood of the tie in a way that makes
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