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D.:n ls But a Steward of His
Possessions Lent to Him
by the Lord.
APHRASE we often use, "The mu
sic of the spheres." we owe to
an ancient belief that the heavenly
todies, as they revolve about the
earth, made a wonderful harmony de
lightful to the ears of God. Present
day knowledge of the stellar world
has, according to some, banished thia
pretty fantasy, but lt has revealed to
u? something more wonderful. We
know that the whole physical uni
verse is in constant and infinitely Ta
ned movement, and that this move
ment rs rhythmic The movements of
stars and planets, of molecules and
ions, of light and sound, are all ac
cording to the law of rhythm. This
ls true also of all life. There ls con
stant rise and fall-the throb of the
prise, the breath of the lungs, the
beat of the wing, the passage of every
generation from youth to aga May
not this infinitely intricate rhythm
really constitute some wonderful rich
iarmony for the all-father?
Among the multitudinous rhythms
In the midst of which human life 1B
?et is the rhythm of the seasons. The
field is black In winter, green in
spring, golden in summer and brown
in autumn. The wonderful altera
tions of sowing and tending and reap
ing and plowing are repeated over
and over again from generation to
generation. Changes of civilization
.axe continuous. Man's habits as he
goes about his work vary indefinitely,
but nature's rhythm is the same from
age to age. The spade gives place to
the horse plow and the horse plow to
the steam plow; man is nomadic, ag
ricultural, industrial; but the seasons
?wing on as before he came to his In
heritance. For, indeed, this succes
sion of the seasons underlies all hu
man well-being and progress. If it
should suddenly be changed, civiliza
tion in all its ramifications would be
.at once shattered. If the earth ceas
-?d in its present mode of movement
and instead swnng round the sun so
that there should be eternal Bummer
?ra one side of the planet and eternal
Printer on the other, mankind would
Swiftly wither and die. So complete
are we dependant on God for all that
?we have and are.
AU the Gifts of God.
I All our well-being, then, is depen
dent upon the regular succession of
the seasons, culminating in the har
Test. What is the harvest? We usu
ally think of it as corn ami t- '
other -vegetables. Bo
much more than all I
_ vest is in all our M
shops. Boots and overc
bicycles, theaters and 1
meats and battleships
tne harvest just as re
and mutton chops. F
Ohings made for human
of the primitive eU-men ... 0..^ v*
God in sea and soil and seasons.
Harvest is God's gift But he does
not determine how that gift is to be
.used-we do. He gives tis the raw
materials-we make the civilization.
He gives us iron and electricity and
cotton-we make battleships and ex
plosives. He gives us the wherewith
al, and we make pernicious books,
sweating dens, and liquor shops. The
marvel is the God permits us. that he
allows us so to squander his riches.
But it is not all squandering. There
is another side to the picture. God is
always present by his spirit to direct
and aid mankind in the use of the
harvest. That is how good is done
and progress ls maintained.
Thanksgiving and Dedication.
Hervest, then, is a proper occasion
for two things-thanksgiving and ded.
Icatlon. The thanksgiving is obvious.
From him come all good gifts. But
dedication should be as obvious. Wo
anust never lose sight of the fact that
r1! we have is from God, and must be
-used in a fashion well pleasing to him.
He dees not give us the hprvest that
we may be gluttons, spendthrifts, self
ish, luxurious, carried away by waste-"
iul fashions and guilty of foolish and
costly hobbies. Each is a steward of
Ids possessions, b?, they great or
small. Many people set aside a tithe
er other fraction of their "harvest"
tor the purposes of God. And this is
good. But more important and more
Christian is the constant use of all
.our possessions as lent us by the
lord. Said John Woolman. "As he
.who first founded the earth was then
the true proprietor of it, so he still re
mains; and. though he hath given ft
to the children of men, . . . yet he
iath never alienated it, but his right
Jis as good aa at first; nor can any ap
tply the increase of their possessions
?contrary to universal love, nor dis
jpose of laws tn a way which tends to
iexalt some by oppressing others, with
lout being Justly chargeable with us
iwpatlon."-Newton H. Marshall.
: One of the mission boards reports:
"A very much appreciated contribu
tion of $12.66 for our work in Africa
>was received recently from the mern- j
?bers of a colored prayer meeting held
ievery Tuesday night in one of the !
.classrooms in Union seminary at
Richmond, Va. A request accompa-1
[nied the contribution that it be sent
Ito Mr. McKee and used to supply I
?some permanent need at the new sta- ?
ttlon of Mutoto, where he works. The
?contribution is in recognition of the ?
fwork which Mr. McKee did in the
colored Sunday school which he or- ?
jganlzed and conducted while he was
-& student at the seminary."
Story of the Wandering of the
Israelites Conveys Meaning
to Us Today.
IT is the abiding charra o? the old
Testament that so many ot' its mosi
t^autiiui incidents contain aa eternal
principle. This is the reason w?y.
through all phases of religious opin
ion, it still uringa to us a message
spiritually true, and that a message
comes fresh, as with the dew ot me
earlier day, yet vivid with the un
changing reality of its constant appeai
to the heart, and conscience of man
kind. Undoubtedly you will admit
that this is the case with the great
typical narratives, as it is with many
of the minor events, recorded in the
Hebrew Scriptures. Whatever our
varying human theology may make o?
it, they bear within them that seed
of immortality which has preserved
and will preserve God-given influ
ences, aa primal sources for the
higher life of man.
Such points we surely And in the
memorable story of the wandering of
the Israelites after they escaped trom
Egypt till at last they reached the
land of Canaan. It is a atory not
only picturesque and beautiful in
itself, but with a great meaning for
faith and a living message today.
A more human story we can hardly
find, nor one that more steadily sug
gests its parallel in our ordinary ex
perience of life. How like ourselves
those far-off people were! Forget
their strange speech, their curious
dress, their unfamiliar ways; forget
the desert setting, the over-arching
eastern sky-they remind us of our
common ancestry; they compel us to
reflect how little time and place af
fect our common human experience,
because in the tumult of their
thoughts is the same contradiction of
trust and of fear, of patience and of
hurry, of faith and of unbelief, which
still vexes us all. No doubt their
experience was specially trying, but
it served, as it was intended, to bring
out their weaknesses, that through
their weaknesses they might be made
strong. Touching it is to read in the
narrative of the childlike swaying of
their feelings from the strong simplic
ity of a strong confidence in God to a
faithless repining against his dealings
with them. Yet through ali this con
flict of human emotion, there came a
steadying influence, a consciousness
which was long after expressed in
sacred song, that they were committed
to him who
goal, lt was rather, we in our lan
guage would call, a moral and spiritual
guidance tram God; yet it was none
the less real and none the less con
stant. Every day bi ought the assur
ance, every night confirmed it, that
the Lord was their guide. He took
not away the pillar of cloud by day.
nor the pillar of fire by night, from
before the people. As sure as the sun
rose over the mountain crest, with its
promise of new life and beauty, so
surely seemed that presence of God,
veiled as in a cloud, to permeate the
ranks of that wondering, wandering
company. As sure also as night de
scended and a thousand stars looked
down on their silent tents, BO surely
did that presence seem to blaze forth,
illuminating through the surrounding
darkness the path by which they
must go.-Rev. A. W. Wallace, D. D.
MANY ARE DIVINELY CALLED
Not Necessarily Only to the Pulpit,
but In All the Ordinary Walks
If there is such a thing as c divine
call to earthly workers, why should it
be a monopoly to ministers? There
are thousands of channels of good
besides the pulpit, and it is reasonable
that those who labor in them should
be now and then divinely endowed for
their work. There have been rulers
divinely ordained. There are teach
ers not a few, who some of them in
inconspicuous places, who seem di
vinely fitted for their work. There are
writers who have guarded their talent
as a sacred responsibility; there are
physicians who rise far above com
mercial Influences and render price
less service to mankind-who, wheth
er conscious of it or not, are as firm
ly consecrated t ? the working of good
as if they wer?. '.n the pulpit Any
woman may bear a child, but not
every woman by any means ls fitter to
be a mother in the highest sense. Why
should it not be said that the moth
er who rears her children with wis
dom and surrounds them with an at
mosphere of love and sympathy and
highmindednesB is divinely endowed?
"The powers that are ordained of
God." It is not for the workers in
any one field to assume that only they
Stepping Stones for Us.
The Lord knows how to make step
ping stones for us of our defects even;
it is what he lets them be for. He re
membereth-he remembereth in the
making-that we are but dust-the
dust of earth that he chose to make
something a little lower than the
angelB out ot-Mrs. A. D. T. Whit
The County Treasurer's office will L
open for the purpose of receiving taxe
from the 15th dry of October 1913, t<
the 15th day of March 1914.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October, 1913
and December 31st, 1914.
That when taxes charged shall no
be paid by December 31st, 1913. th
County Auditor shall proceed to add
penalty of one per cent for Janvarj
and if taxes are not paid on or befon
February 1st, 1914, tu* County Audito
will proceed to add two per cent, am
five per cent from the 1st of March t<
the 15th of March. After which tim
all unpaid taxes will be collected b\
The tax levies for the year 1913 ar?
For State purposes 51-4 mill
" Ordinary county 5% "
*' Special county school 1
" ConB. school tax 3
" Special tax 2
M Bacon-Shaw S. D. sp. 2 *
" Edgefield S. D. 5 *
" Long Cane S. D. 3
*' Liberty Hill S. D. 3 ?
" Johnston S. D 5 '
" Colliers. D. 3
'! Flat Rock S. D. 4
" Prescott S. D. 3
M P. Branch S. D. 15 5 "
- White Town S. D. 3
" Trenton S.D. 2
" Ward S. D. 2
" MossS. D. 3
" Paiksville S. D. 3
'* Modoc S. D. 2
" Oak Grove S. D. 3
" Red Hill S. D. 2 1-2 "
4? Antioch S. D. 2
?. Bacon-Pickens S. D. 2 - "
" Shaw township 2 "
" Talbert S. D. 2
" RR Bonds Wise T'sp 11-4 "
" R R Bonds Pickens 3 11
" R R Bonds Johnston 3 "
"RR Bonds Pine Grv. 12 "
" R R Bonds Blocker 12 "
" RR Bonds Town of
Edgefield 1-2 "
"RR Bonds Trenton
"RR Bonds Elmwood 12 ' "
" RR Bonds Elmwood
Pickens 3 "
" RR Bonds Johnston 3 "
" Edgefield sch'l bldg. ? 2
" School Bonds 1
Town of Edgefield.
Corporation purposes 10 "
All male citizens between the ages ol
21 years and 60 years except those ex
empt by law are liable to a poll tax ol
One Dollar each. A capitation tax ol
50 cents each is to be paid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens be'.ween the ages of 18 and 55
years must pay S2 commutation tax or
work six days on the public roads. As
his is optional with the individual, no
ommutation tax is included in thc
property tax. So ask for road tax re
ceipt ween you desire to pay road tax.
James T. Mima,
Co. Treas. E. C.
j W. Ii. tatterson, Wcllfcj&'oc, Twc ?
It will receive
J. C. LEE, President
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-?"<k W bile in the Northern marketa during the
stimmiT <".r buvwrs bought verv largely for every de
Our Try goods department is filled with all of the new fabrics
an<l weaves. All of the popular shades in dress goods of all
kinds HOW on display. We are also headquarters for staple
Our shoe drpartment is brim full of the best that the leading
manufacturers make. All of the popular leathers in the new
shapes. W?- can shoe the whole family for a reasonable sum.
See our clothing before you buy. f We can fit any size boy or
msm in" the m?st stylish garments that are made. Our prices
hre very low too.
Millinery department:- This has always been one
the leading ler.tures of our srore. Nothing in Augus
tn oftn surpass us. We have ihe nobby ready-to-we.ir
hats and shapes that can be trimmed,*
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DIRECTORS: J. C. Sheppard, J. Wm. Thurmond, Thoa. H.
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C. Fuller, J. H. Allen
TRACT NO. 1. 215 acre* one
mile thia sido M.:ys Cross Roads
old May place.
TRACT NO 2. 221 acres. Norris
place, aljoins Rube Joinson place.
TRACT NO 3. 473 acres, Joel
Corley land, cearC leora.
TRACT NO. 4. 425 acres, Dock
Swearingen place, near Ropers.
TRACT NO. 5. 50 acro5, Baeon
tract near Eira Talbert place.
TS ACT NO. 9. 110 acres Bira
TRACT NO. 7. 42 acres, Char
ley Dobey place, Antioch road.
TRACT NO. 8 60 acres, part of
Holson lands, Antioch road.
TRACT NO. 9. 50 acres, part
of said Holson place.
TRACT NO. 10. 52 acree, an
other tract of said Holson lands.
ll. 100 acre? of
TRACT NO. 12. 63 acres Tank
ley farm, near Red Hill.
TRACT NO. 13. 57 acres. Isaac
Harris place on Antioch road.
TRACT NO. 14. 40 aerea, Robt.
Cobb place, near County Homo.
TRACT NO. 15. Acre? Kohlrouo
place adjoins A. A. Edmuads in
TRACT NO. 16. 1006 acres,
the Burt place, the finest farm in
TRACT NO. 17. 170 acres near
Edgefield, 2 miles north, highly
improved in every way.
TRACT NO. 18. 5 acres in
Edgefield lying between two streets,
4 good lots.
TRACT NO. 19. Dwelling and
lot well furnished and ornamented,
fyf I have a good horse and buggy and would take pleasure in showing you
over these places.
E. J. NORRIS, Real Estate and Insurance.
Edgefield, S. C.