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The Gift
of God
By REV. W. W. KETCHUM
Director of Practical Coffee Mendy
Bible Institute of Chicago
TEXT-The gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.-Remans
6:23.
A gift is something for which we
do not work. It is something that is
not naturally our
just due. It ia
something that
.someone gracious
ly gives us be
cause he or she
is interested ?D
us. This text ?D
the revision
speaks of this
gift as the free
gift of God. Now
there are many
people who ex
pect to pay their
way into heaven
-many who ex
pect to compen
sate God for
eternal life, when the text says that
the free gift of God is eternal life.
Eternal life-what is it? It is the
opposite of eternal death. Not eternal
death does not mean nonexistence any
more than eternal life means con
tinued existence. God's word teaches
that the soul never dies, in the sense
of going out of existence. It does say
that "The soul that sinneth, it shall
die," but we must Interpret the words
of the Bible by the Bible. The Bible,
you know, is aot only a book that
gives us the truth, but it defines the
truth that it gives, and when it talks
about eternal death it does not mean
the annihilation of the soul. It is a
truth that whatever exists always ex
ists, so the scientists tell us, and the
Bible says that the human soul lives
forever. Well, what la eternal life
then, and what is eternal death? Per
haps we might say that eternal life
means being born of God, having the
life of God. It ls not our natural life
prolonged into endless duration. It
ls the divine life imparted to us, the
very life of God himself communi
cated to a human soul. To put it In
another way, we might say that etern
al life ls right existence, while eternal
death ls wrong existence, or, to put
lt in still another way, eternal life ls
fiting In the presence of God, while
eternal death ts having the wrath
Of God abiding on one.
.Now. God's gift te eternal Hf* Our
he offers os this life
Christ our Lord, that
ipSk Christ ia the medium through
whom sternal life cornea. -What a
wonderful thing lt te to know that God
nae planned to five the human race,
dead In trespasses and In sins, eternal
Hfe through Ms twa Whit is involved
tn that truth? A great deal, my
friends.
First of all, that on the cross Christ
died for our sins. - .
Secondly, that there upon the cross
God laid upon Christ all our sins.
Thirdly, that all our sins will be
forgiven us on condition of our simple
acceptance*r faith of his Son, and the
ene who thus receives his Son, we are
told. Is bora, "not of blood, nor of the
will of the flesh, nor of the will of
man, but of God." I have met many
people who were striving to get etern
al life. I have even met Christiana
who have had the Idea that eternal life
becomes theirs, not through faith, but
by works of righteousness which they
do.
I shall never forget preaching in a
little church in the Catskills, and talk
ing about the way of salvation, when a'
brother arose and controverted what
I said about the simple way of having
eternal life through the acceptance by
faith of JOSHS Christ as one's Savior.
Another brother, thinking he would
pour oil on the water, which was very
troublous just then, told about two
tr-eologiana who were crossing a
stream. One of the theologians was
arguing that salvation was by works,
and the other that salvation was by
faith, when the oarsman, listening to
the argument, began to row with one
oar, and the boat went round and
round, when they said, "What are you
doing?" and he replied, "Don't you see,
that oar with which I hm rowing ls
works, and I don't get anywhere." and
then he took the other oar and rowed
with that, and went round and round
fat the other direction, and he said,
"That oar, you see, te faith, and when
I row alone with that we do not get
across the stream. To reach the oth
er shore we must row with both oars."
That was a good story, but a poor Il
lustration, for, while lt sounds very
plausible, the trouble te lt ls not
?eriptura!. The Bible tells us that lt
li 'loot by works of righteousness that
we have done, but according to h|a
mercy he saved us." Change the Illus
tration and have lt true to the Scrip
tures. Jesus Christ ls the oarsman,
'and te rowing the boat of salvation
from earth to heaven, and if we would
reach the other shore whet we must
do ls by staple faith to get on board,
i I co down to the ferry slip in New
Torfe. Now. If I Wish to go acron to
the other side. What I must do is to
step upon the ferrv boat The mo
ment I do that I have trusted myself
to the ferry, and it te for the ferry
BOW. by its own power, to take me
over. This crudely Illustrates Christ's
work of salvation for us. We commit
ourselves to him, and he, by his OWB
power and work saves us.
L etter Writers' Busy Day.
bum .ay is a big letter writing day in
this village. Druggist* in the apart
ment house section a?v They sell more
postage stamps on Sunday than the
six other days combined, according to
the New York correspondent of the
Pittsburgh Dispatch. Women are the
principal buyers. "It is an annoyance,
this stamp business," said a clerk,
"but we have to accommodate those
who ask for stamps. If we didn't we
would lose trade." Just then a wom
an entered with a letter in her hand.
"Will you please let me have a
stamp?" she smiled. The clerk laid
one on the counter and took th*?
money. "I wish," said she, "that you
'..ould weigh this letter. Maybe it
takes more than 2 cents. He weighed
it. "Only 2 cents, madam," he said;
then, taking the stamp up from the
counter where she had left it lying, he
added politely, "Allow me to pul it on
for you," and did. "You are so nice,"
said Bhe, "that I am going to begin
to buy my post cards here, too."
What Becomes of Lead?
Lead was unquestionably known to
the Egyptians, the Romans apparent
ly understood its desilverization, yet
we are apparently already entering on
an era of permanently higher prices.
The world's accumulated stocks of
5,000 years seem powerless to help us,
D. ?I. Liddell writes in Engineering
Magazine. How can they, when every
rain washes lead paint from the houses
into the ground in a form too dissemi
nated ever to be regained ; when every
hunter fires away a portion of the
world's stock; when almost every cof
fin carries a lead lining; while lead
"ripes or lead joints in iron pipe cor
rode In the ground, and when every
plumber's apprentice throws away lead
dross, and tea is packed in lead foil?
In the mean while the increasing use of
lead in storage batteries adds another
possibility of loss. The sludge from
these batteries will usually be thrown
away when the cells are cleaned. And
so the new discoveries of science help
to add new methods of waste.
Hew Opium ls Prepared.
The preparation of opium does not
today differ materially from the opera
tion as described by distinguished
travelers years ago. Incisions having
been made in the capsules of the pop
py the juice issuing therefrom is
allowed to bleed Into brass pans. The
product ls then alternately dried In
the sun and kneaded with trowels on
wooden boards until all excess of
moisture has been got rid ot When
the poppy Juice has been reduced to
paste in the manner described above,
and baa been freed from extraneous
matter, lt lt divided Into cakes of
equal sise, which ara allowed to dry
In a warm atmosphere before packing
for export. Opium thus prepared will
contain about ll per cent morphia,
suitable for medicinal purposes. When,
however, the stuff ls to be a smoking
mixture rather than a drug, lt ls re
duced to five per cent morphia by
adulteration. \
New Setting for Old House.
Many an old house has been allowed
to pass into a state of disrepair, and
finally has been torn down to make
place for a more modern building,
merely because the owner has not
been able to see in the old building
a possibility for the attainment of at
tractiveness and charm by means of
a new setting. The rarest gem la a
battered setting can hardly show Its
value. Put lt ta platinum and gold,
modern In cut, and the same gem ls
u, glory to ila owner; provide the old
house with nature's setting. In the
form of Judicious planting, together
with tasteful garden arrangement and
a pergola, and straightway lt ls given
a new lease of beauty.--L. 0. Hoyt, la
the Countryside Magasina,
Lord Morley's Audience of Six.
T. P. O'Connor recalls how Lord
Morley was announced on one occa
sion to address a meeting ta a hall ta
Manchester which could comfortably
seat 1,000 persons. "Just six men
turned up, and some of these had trav
eled a long distan?a There were some
momenta of grace given by taw chair
man, but the six men re matead six?
and lt was decided to adjourn the
meeting. But. the faithful six were
invited into the anteroom to hmve a
private chat with the deserted lec
turer; and, accepting the Ihnrttaiian,
they got more than full value for their
money, and more than full compensai
tlon for their disappointment^"-West
minster Gazette.
i Light on His Trouble.
One dark night three friends- were
crossing a deep, dry ravine, the banks
of which were very precipitous. As
the party had been imbibing a little
too freely, one of the three had to be
assisted up the incline. When, think
ing him safe at the top, his friends
turned him loose, he tell to the bot
tom. He 1ST Tory still, and the other
two, supposing him severely injured,
rushed down to him. As they leaned
over to discover his condition, the
fallen one exclaimed: "For God's sake,
strike a match! I think I'm uncon
scious!"-Everybody's Magazine.
Interrupted Tribute.
"George Washington-" "I know
what you are going to say," replied
Senator Sorghum. "And Washington
deserved every word of eulogy you can
utter.' But don't you think lt? our
business to cut out compliments and
hustle on our own account to make
sure that the father of his country can
feel, proud of his family V
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Li EYES I
By LESLIE FORD.
"Just look at Bea Todd, the station
agent, geing back to the depot the
near way," Mrs. Perkins called to her
daughter. "I'll bet he and Mabel
have quarreled about, that whipper
snapper Charlie Wilkes, for she was
out automobiling with that fellow
yesterday, and they passed the depot
three times, as if they were just de
termined Een should see them."
Mrs. Perkins jumped to conclusions
with the skill of a practiced gossip,
but in this case she had reached the
right conclusion, for Een and Mabel
had quarreled the night before when
he went to make his usual Sunday
evening call.
Een had tried to avoid mentioning
Charlie Wilkes, the dapper young mau,
who, while on a vacation visit to
Marshville, had been pa>ing Mabel so
much attention that all the town was
wondering how much longer Ben
would stand it without "putting his
foot down." As Ben and Mabel sat
on the front porch there was a stifling
senso of impending storm. Conversa
tion moved haltingly. Eight o'clock
came and passed, and from over the
hill came the faint sounds of the
church organ.
"Are wes going to the union song
service tonight?" asked Ben.
"What for?" retorted Mabel. "To lis
ten to Mamie Cobb try to outsing
Elsie Martin?"
"Seemed like you enjoyed the
church social Thursday night; that ls,
it looked that way to an outsider like
me." Thus Ben touched off the spark
that exploded his intention to avoid
the one subject of which they were
both thinking.
"Ye,s, I did, and that because I was
with a live wire," snapped Mabel. "It
a few people like that lived in Marah
villa there'd be something to enjoy all
the time."
Ben took his hat from the end of
the porch seat
"Since you've made it plain that
there's no enjoyment for you in my
company, I can mighty soon relieve
you of it" Bon descended two steps,
and added: "Good night, Mabel
You'll not be bothered irith my oom*
pany again unless you say the word."
'Of course, being a man, you'll
blame the woman when thing? go
wrong. I hope you're satisfied, and
Fm sure I am. Good night" Mabel
disappeared through the doorway and
Ben walked all around town to reach
his boarding house, only three blocks
away.
Daring the week that followed. Ma
bel ard Charlie Wilkes ?rife often
?een together by the obeer^ffl^owne
people. On Saturday, a c?l?bration
was held hi honor ot the completion
of the new town hall, and the feetiri
tits ended with aa evening concert in
the public square. " Msbel and young
Wilkes had been dashing around
town in an automobile ?nd they
stopped near the sonare to listen to
the band.
"Gee, this is no life for yon, Mabel,"
said Charlie, with easy familiarity.
'Ton ought to be ia the city. Why,
any number of giris with lees educa
tion than you get from fifteen to twen
ty dollars a week for the lightest kind,
of office work, and evenings they've
nothing to do but dress vp an go
to a show or a dance."
"But Amy Cobb was hourn last
week," weakly protested Mabel, "and
she makes a good salary; hut she says
it is hard to make friends in the city
among the kind of people yoe d ears
to call friends."
"Oh, weU if a giri acta like a st?
people will pats her up, bot you'd
never have to go begging for a friend
or a bean-certainly not, wfcen i'm
anywhere around." Charlie dipped
his arm around Mabel's waist sad
started to draw her to him, bat st that
instant there came a crashing sound
from the band platform and a hun
dred shrieking voices from the crowd.
Mabel started to spring forward,, but
Charlie tightened his ann about her.
She wrested herself away from him
and turned her eyes blazingly upon
him as she let herself out of the car.
"How dare you? And when people
around us are being killed! Why
don't you do something to help?" she
almost shrieked at him.
"Why should I do anything?" came
dariie's indifferent reply. "It's no
coacern of mine if these Rubes want
ls? set their necks broken. Even your
JrieodV the station agent and baggage
.ouatiez is in that gang. See?"
A3 Mabel could see was a yoong
woman hugging a three-year-old boy
0? her breast, and si number of ex*
c?te? men trying to make room on
the ground to lay Ben Todd'* Ump
foxna. She pushed her way to his
sidfe. She couldnft apeak, but sh?
100*0* her agonised questions se*
plainly that a man explained:
"Ben saw that Brooks kid dart nor
der the platform playing hid? andi
seek; Then th? crash came, andi
white- til? rest of os were looking out
tor our skins Ben dashed under andi
grabbed tn* kM and managed to?
drag; hint ont before that last crash;
cama"
Doctor Snt?hson was busy examinv
lng. Ben,, and after what teemed m
long time? be announced that aera?
badi braises and s fractured arm were
the most seri?os apparent Injuries.
Ben inquired whether the child had
escaped1 injury. It was Mabel who
answered; but she bent down so near
tb bira that nobody heard all she said.
(Copyright, lais, by the McClure Newspa
per Syndicate.-).
W TCH CHILD'S COUGH.
( .. <if>, runninguf nose, continued
? ri i';iti<']' nf muciMi.o membrane i if
;)(..?' i di i * ii'*>a ii Catarrh later.
!>? i ;i 'akf th.- flt .n<v>-h\i some
thin tr t' i-your chilfl! Children will
no' lake every medicine, |>ut they
will take Dr. King's New Discovery
and without liri l>in tr or teasing, its
a sweet pleanant Tar Syrup and *?i
?effeeiive. .lust laxative enou<rh lo
eliminate the waste poisons. Al
m< st the first dose helps. Always
pre pa ii d, no mixing or fussiiiir
.list ask your druggist fur Dr.
King's New ; Discovery. It will
??tlV-iMiard \our eliiid against seri
ous ailments reouliiiig from colds.
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Worn Out?
No doubt you are, if
you suffer from aoy of the
numerous ailments to
which an women are sub
ject. Headache, back
ache, sideache, nervous
ness, weak, tired ieeling,
are some of the symp
toms, and you must rid
yourself of them in order
to feel well. Thousands
of women, who have
been benefited by this
remedy, urge you to
TAKE
i Cardos g
The Woman's Tonie
Mrs. Sylvania Woods,
of ditton Mills, Ky., tay?
"Before taking Ctr dui,
I was, ai times, so weak I
could hardly walk, aaa
the pain In my back 'and
head nearly killed me.
After taking three bottles
of Cardui, the pains dav
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R. H. MIDDLETON,
Clark's Hill. 8. C. *
Dealer in
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Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gle Mills, Engines. Boilers,
Supplies and Repairs, Porta
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and Pipes, WOOD SAWS
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GINS and PRESS REPAIRS
Try LOMBARD
AUGUSTA. GA.
NOTICE!
All persons indebted to the estate
of the late Mamie E. Lake will
please m-alce payment to the under
signed1, and all persona h ol dinar
claims afra?ist said estate will please
present them duly attested for pay
ment. BAT? can be presented or|
payment made to Sheppaid Bros.
or
IJLIZA M. MIMS,
Administratrix.
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Spring Oxfords
We invite the men and boys
to come in and see our SPRING
OXFORDS. A large shipment
just received from the celebrated
Crossett factory. Wear Crossett
shoes once and you will always
wear them.
We have the latest toes and
latest lasts in all of the popular **
leathers.
Come in and get a fit from the
large stock of stylish footwear?
Dorn & Minis
A. J. Renkl
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We have the largest assortment of pres
ents in every department that we have ever
shown. We have ordered largely of Clocks.
Watches, Gold and Silver Jewelry, Sterling
Silverware, Cut Glass and China. Every de
partment is filled.
It matters not what you want we have it or
will order it out at once.
Come in to see us. We have our entire stock
marked very low, much lower than you find the
same class of goods elsewhere,
70S Broad Streit, Augatta, Georgia
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Southern Railway
Premier Carrier of the South
Passenger train schedules, effec
tive October 94, 1916.
Trains arrive from
No. Time
108 Angosta, Trenton 8:30 am
130 Columbia, Trenton 9:40 a m
110 Aiken, Augusta 3:09 pm
106 Columbia, Augusta 8:30 p m
Trains depart for
No. Time
109 Trenton, Columbia 7:90 a m
139 Trenton, Augusta 8:45 a m
131 Aug-Columbia-Aiken 11:45am
107 Augusta, Columbia 7:30 p m
? Schedules published only as in
formation and are not guaranteed.
For further information apply |
to .
J. A. TOWHSBWD,
Ticket Agent.
Byefield S. C.
Ford
Automobiles
We have the agency for Ford auto- j
mobiles for the western part of Edge
field count/. There is no better car on
the market for the money. The Ford
owners who have thoroughly tested
these cara will tell you that Ix you
want a car, drop us a card and we will
call on yoe and demonstrate the Ford |
advantages
W. F. RUSH & CO.
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WOMEN
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and thorough in results.
Teated fot 43 years.
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Before insuring elsewhere. We
represent tile--best oki line com
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At the Farmers Bank, Edgefield
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OPTOMETRIST;
Eyes examined and glasses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of ail kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
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apply at once the wooderfhl old reliarle Mu
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fflcal dressing tba? salarte? sais and heals atv
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