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(Conducieu by the National Woman's
ChrlPtlun Temperance Union.)
(Excerpts from Addreee before the
Fortieth Annual Convention of the Na
tional Woman'? Christian Temperance
(By MRS. L. M. N. STEVENS. Presi
There is abroad an immense senti
ment in favor of prohibition-a senti
ment often unexpressed, unwritten, al
most unknown even by the possessors.
Today as never before the spirit of
prohibition is in the air. The aim
of today's civilization is to prohibit
or destroy any thfog which ls danger
ous to the life of the people. Thc
hook worm, the mosquito, the fly, in
fected food, unsanitary houses, fac
tories or stores with unsafe founda
tions, are included In thia list, and
we might add war, pestilence, famine,
hurricane and flood; yet the use of
alcoholic drink causes greater loss of
life than all these combined. Scientific
research reveals that intoxicating
liquore are not a necessity for medi
cal, scientific or pharmaceutical pur
poses. The sociologists compile stat
istics plainly showing that strong
drink causes povtrty, misery, degrada
tion and death. The commercial and
business corporations see ito damag
ing, destructive effects and are estab
lishing prohibitory laws of their own,
forbidding the nee of intoxicating
liquor by their employes. The finan
ciers who have thought liquor revenue
was necessary are learning how to
reckon profit and loss as applied to the
Millions of our people are awake to
the magnitude of the liquor business,
and believe it should be prohibited.
There are other millions who are not
educated in regard to the poisonous
nature and the terrible effects of alco
hol. With renewed enthusiasm the
truth must be proclaimed from pulpit
and platform, in the highway and by
way, in Sunday school and public
school, and in the home; not only by
personal and public speech, but by
abundant dissemination of the best
temperance literature euch as the
National W. C. T ?. publishing
house is ready to supply.
Total abstirence is the bed rock up
on which the W. C. T. U. has ever
been building. The tota! abstinence
pledge always has been a test o' mem
bership in the W. C. T. TJ. All of the
forty departments have been created
as as help in promoting total abstin
ence. Witness the pretty scene of the
young mother bringing to the W. C. T.
U. meeting her little child; sacredly
dedicating him or her to a life of pur
itv_and of total abstinence, the child
being received as a white ribbon re
cruit. What an impressive, imposJns
sight it would be, could there pass be
fore us In joyous parade th?, hundreds
of thousands of Loyal Temperance Le
gioners. the still greater number who
are being taught total abstinence in
the Sunday schools, and the 20,000,
000 youth of the public schools, ent!
tied by law to be taught thc nature of
alcohol and the damaging results of
The voice of business is loudly
raised against strong drink. The mos:
striking illustration of this is furnish
cd by the railroad companies. Thc
American railway companies, which
employ upward of a million and a
half of persons, have a rule to thc ef
fect that the use of intoxicant.* by
employes while on duty is prohibited.
Their use and the frequenting ol
places where they are sold is suffi
cient cause for dismissal. Other lines
of business are taking eimilar action,
not always from philanthropic mo
tives, but for the Bake of financial ad
vantage, recognizing that the effi
ciency of their employes is lessened
by the use of strong drink, even
though taken In moderation. Insur
ance companies, athletic societies, and
various fraternal organizations are al)
testifying to the ruinous results of
alcoholic beverages. Even the bar
tenders' union in advertising for bar
tenders calls for total abstainers, say
ing that "booze hits the bartender just
as strongly as it hits the man in from
who pays for it. If any one wants tc
drink let the man on the other side of
the bar do lt"
For years the W. C. T. U. through
its "Do Everything policy hab been
girdling the gigantic tree of the liquoi
traffic. The tree that is girdled dies
Tho liquor traffic is doomed. Pleas<
note that lt is not alone the saloon,
but the liquor traffic we seek to de
stroy. The W. C. T. U. is anti-liquor
making, anti-liquor importing, anti
liquor selling in saloon, hotel, club,
public house, private house, on rail
road, on shipboard, In the Gothenburg
dispensary or any other place by
whatsoever n?*ne it may be called. Wo
make no dis -Mon between distilled
or fermente. i malt liquors.
The market for "wet" goods lee
eena the market for "dry" goods.
ANOTHER DRY BANQUET.
At the meeting recently of visiting
governors at the Antlers' hoter in
Colorado Springs, the order went out
from the state house that no bever
age stronger than grape juice, lem
onade and Manitou water should bc
served. Ono paper describes the ca
terer as "almost paralyzed with as
tonlshment." Evidently Governoi
Ammona is of the same opinion as Sec
retary of the Navy Daniels and oth
era high in authority, that men wh'
hold public offices should not Jndulg?
ju a:;oholie liquors.
Faith, Hope and Love Should
Fill the Christian's Heart With
the True Light
Fr tbe fourth chapter of St. Paul's sec
ond epistle to the CorinihianB, begin
ning at the sixth verse, he says: "God,
?who commanded the light to shine out
of darkness, hath shined in our hearts
to give the light of the knowledge of
the glory in the face of Jesus Christ."
"But we have this treasure in earth
en vessels, that the excellency of the
power may be of God, and not of us.
We are troubled on every Bide-the
apostle in speaking out of the deptha
of a heartfelt experience-yet not dis
tressed; we are perplexed, but not in
despair; persecuted, but not forsaken;
cast down, but not destroyed; always
bearing about In the body the dying
of the Lord Jesus, that the life also
of Jesus might be manifest in our
body"-that is, the life of him who
i6 the life and the light of men.
You know that light is used as the
symbol of all excellence, of all good
ness, of all truth, of all purity, of all
power, in opposition to darkness,
which is the emblem of their oppo
We have been living too much in
the darkness of fear. Take a man
who is fall of tear, bring him before
your mental gare; see how he is grop
ing and trembling in that darkness;
hands outstretched, knees shaking,
heart beating wildly, nerves In a rack
ing tension. No man can be himself
in such a state.
Afraid of God.
We have been afraid of God, afraid
of man, afraid of ourselves. We have
been afraid of lite, afraid of death.
Wc have been afraid of things we see
and of things we do not see; afraid
of things that are and of things that
are not In that darkness we are
jostling our dearest friends and mis
taking them for enemies.
There is the darkness of anger. See
the angry man. Reason is blinded.
Judgment is hooded, thought is dis
tracted, language is disjointed, right
is choked to blackness of vision and
truth itself is bludgeoned into insen
There is the darkness of doubt Ah,
too often we ha\*a been wandering in
that darkness which, like Egyptian
darkness, could be felt; God cannot be
seen: goodness is hidden from view;
the stars have ceased to shine; the
sun is in an eclipse; there ls no honor
in man; there is no virtue in woman;
there is nothing but hypocrisy in the
church; nothing but rottenness in so
There is the darkness of worry.
The man perturbed cannot find the
way to gain the thing desired. He
says: "I can't do it, can't see the way."
He wants to accomplish a purpose, but
is like the blind man groping, because
in that state of worry the faculties
are all out of joint.
Sees Men as Trees.
l?e sees men as trees walking; his
vision is opaque. If any of us have
been in darkness, let us rejoice in the
light which streams today from the
fare of Jesus Christ, who came to dis
pel all our darkness regarding the na
ture of God, the love of God. the rola
non o? man to God and the relation of
man to his fellow men.
God is our Father. God is love. We
are all his children. Life is God's gift,
le will help us meet all its duties,
bear nil its burdens, endure all its
He has brought life and immortality
to light and has abolished death, wiped
Lt out, annihilated it.
"Be ye angry and sin not," embodies
his teaching. "Doubt not the ultimate
reign of goodness, truth and love
among men, is the very command giv
en in his coming into the world, for
"the tabernacle of God is among
"Be not solicitous; do not worry,'*
he says. So I plead, wait. God's good
time to bring you out of your difficul
ties and trials. He will bring you into
"a wealthy place." Be patient.
Let the light of his divine human
face stream upon you. Be transformed
Into his image. Let faith, hope and
love rule your hearts. Then your life
will be Ulled with light and you shall
rejoice "with the joy that is unspeak
able and full of glory."-Rt. Rev. Sam
Beginning of Missions.
The modem era of English missions
began with Carey. When he wrote
his investigation of the missionary
problem, that wonderful epitome of
the conditions and the needs of the
non-Christian world of his day, it was
true that discovery and investigation
had vastly widened the horizon of
missions, and the world was more
Christian than in the days of Paul,
but it was still largely unknown, only
partly discovered and very sparsely
occupied by missions. Africa was un
explored, China unknown, Central
Asia unvisited, and the principal mis
sion fields of today closed by barriers
and difficulties which seemed insur
Protestants In Korea.
In Korea the total roll of full com
municant members of Protestant
churches comes to 68,195; probation
ers, 4(5,175; other adherents enrolled
and regularly attending, 64,797, or a
total of all classes of 179,167. There
is an average attendance in Sunday
school of 109,855. There are 774 pa
rochial schools, with 18.2S7 scholar:
attending. Last year there were ri:: ?
students in attendance in the theolu>
leal seminaries. Of this number lift}
PK OPESSICXN AL.
. J. H. Cantelou,
EDGEEIELD, S. C.
Next door to Catholic church.
Appointments at Trenton
DR. J. S. BYRD.
OFFICE OVER POSTOFf ICE.
Residence 'Phone 17-R. Office 3.
NUlicE 10 MY FRILNDS.
I desire to notify my friends
throughout Kdgetieid county thal I
have accepted a position with M.*,
I J. E. Tai ver, one of the leading
hardware merchants of Augusta
and 1 shall he pleaded to have my
friends call to see me when they
are ir Augnsta. This popular ?lore,
which i? centrally located on Broad
Street, carries a large, well-selected
I slock of hurd ware of all kinda and
it will be a pleasure for me to sene
my Edgetield friend?. When in
need of builders hardware, tools,
.'farming implements and machinery
of all kinds call to see me or write.
;I will serve you to the best of my
J. H. P. Roper.
Go to see
H ar ling
Before insuringjelsewhere. We
represent the best old Hne com
Marling & Byrd
At the Farmers Bank, Edgefield
' \ ijjht Sav\, Lathe :ind >hiii
!<'. e Mills. E it gi ties. Boilers,
i ? upplies and repairs, Porta
, ^unni and Gasolint Kn
;oi.,eb. Saw Teeth, Files, Bells
H nd Pipes. WOOD SAW S
Gins and Pre.-s Repairs.
" try LOMBARD.
\-?b acres land rear Hibernia
in Saluda county.
120 acres near Monetta, Sa
330 acres in Aiken eonnly,
m ar Eureka.
100 acres near Ropers.
300 acres near Celestia or
Davis' mills in (4 reen wood
and Saluda counties.
r>u acres near Edgetield C.
y/)0 acres near Trenton,S.C.
Several tract* near meeting
Street, and cher tracts near
Monetta and Hatesburg.?
A. 8. TOMPKINS,
Edgefield, S. C.
GEO. F. MIMS
EycB examined and classes fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD. S. C.