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God's Love an j Tenderness
Shown In His Reiteration of
the Word "Come."
This little word "come" is one o?
the sweetest in the ??bie. The Bible
begins with "corae," anti it ends with
i "come." The Lord said unto Noah,
"Come thoa and all thy house into
the ark." The word occurs in nearly
every section of the Bible, and in the
last chapter we have this precious
invitation. "And the Spirit and the
bride say, Come. Aud he that heareth.
let him say, Come. And he that will,
let him take the water of life freely."
The invitation of the text gives us
a beautiful conception cf tho heart of
God in its tenderness and iove for hu
manity. While it is in an Old Testa
ment seuing, it has a New Testament
ring, Messianic in its nature, evan
gelistic in its intensity. It speaks forth
with wonderful power. Here God ad
dresses the world.
"Ho, every ore that thirsteth." This
refers to the class of people who are
dissatisfied with worldly things. Soul
thirst is the soul's auxiety and long
ing for that which is holy and spir
A professor in psychology once
asked his class for a definition of the
soul. One pupil gave the following: ,
"The soul is that which feels and i
thinks and acts." After this, a little
girl spoke up and said, "Professor, is
the soul that thing within our breasts
that aches so hard sometimes?" "Yes,
that's it," said the professor, who him
self was a child of God.
What multitudes of thirsting souls
throng this land today! They -re
seeking in vain for the satisfaction i
and peace which are to be found only
in reconciliation with the heavenly
father. They have wasted their sub
stance in riotous living; they have |
spent all; they are in want; they burn I
with an unquenchable thirst. To them !
is opened up that well of water, spring- j
ing up into everlasting life, which is !
able to quench the thirst of the soul ?
and give them eternal satisfaction. i
Invitation Is to All.
"Ho, every one that thirsteth, come j
ye to the waters." Here the invita
tion includes everybody. The pro- j
vision of grace is as free as the air
we breathe. The river cf salvation j
flows past us and the proclamation of
the Lord is, "He that will, let him j
take the water of life freely."
"Hearken diligently unto me. ... !
Incline your ear, and come unto me.'"
An active, responsive hearing is one
of the conditions of salvation. The
written word has been the moans of
the conversion of some, notably of '
Augustine and Luther. But very of
ten it is by the spoken word that the j
truth is brought home to the soul.
"Hear, and your soul shall live," is 1
the Old Testament Gospel. The New ?
Testament is like trhto it: "Take heed j
therefore how ye hear." "He that |
hath ears, let him hear."
"Buy wine and milk without money '
and without price." We might think, j
from what has already been said, that
is a strange way of buying when no
money is in use; yet it is not so j
strange when we understand the lan- ;
guage of Christ To the church of j
Laodicea he said, "I counseled thee
to buy of me gold refined by fire, that i
thou mayest become rich; and white j
garments, that thou mayest clothe thy- j
self." There are some few thingB thai ?
money "annot buy, for the simple rea-1
con that they are too valuable to be !
purchased with money. No- price caa I
be set upon them. Wisdom cannot be !
purchased with gold. "Ste is more !
precious than rubies." Salvation, the ,
supreme olessing to the human soul, |
is beyond a money valuation. Blood :
and not gold is the price of our re
The provisions named in the text1
are likewise' threefold. "Let your soul
delight itself in fatness." The bless- ?
ings which Jesus gives are not only
good, but they bring to the soul com
plete satisfaction. The longing soul
receives an abundant and free supply
of grace. I read 3ome time ago of a
man in Wales who, along the road j
on a hot and sultry day, met a little
girl, carrying an earthen pitcher full
of spring water on her head. He said :
to her, "My little girl, will you give ,
me a drink of water?" She lifted I
the jug from her head and he drank ?
from it, and it was so cold and pure 1
that it quenched his thirst, and he '
asked, "Where do you get that re- j
freshing water?" She said to him, |
"Do you see up yon?er a spring flow
ing through the hedge?" "Yes, and j
does that spring ever dry up?" Tho !
little girl said, "Yes, in the summer i
time it dries up." "And what do you
do then?" he asked her. "Do you
see a path up the hill to another j
spring?" she said. "Well, does it ever j
dry up?" he inquired. "Yes," she i
Bald, "in the very hottest summers
it dries up." "And what do you do
then?" the gentleman asked. Sho
said, "We go up to the spring at the
top. Dp, up there, it never goes dry."
YP-S, as Christ said, "whosoever drink
eth of the water that I shall give him
shall never thirst; but the water that
1 shall give him shall become in_hini
a well of water springing up into~eter
nal life." Here is a soul satisfaction
that is perfect and abiding.
That hour will come when we mud?
face the reality of another world, beth
with our loved ones and with our
selves. May God grant that the ten
der appeals of this invitation and the
persuasion of the. Holy Spirit may
.bring you into fellowship with him,
Come.-Rev. William A. Waldo.
! Offer of Eternal Lits Was ?
' Message the Savior Bore
to a Sinful World.
"Skin for skin, all that a man he
I will he give for his Hie." The mi!
lives only in his gold; yet surely,
lt should come to such a pass,
would let his gold go. If we coi
know all the secret history of t
people among whom we dwell,
even in our own narrow circle, .
should find somo burdened tc the lt
extremity of endurance; and 3
what a small percentage of these it
that are driven to suicide, and ev
of these, how many lose their reas
first! ls not our own life, and th
of those we love, the most precio
thing we have? !f it is ever in dang
we do not thir.k of cost. Would t
not sell all that we have to buy lil
One would think, then, that tl
offer of eternal life would be one wi
which the world would close with tl
utmost earnestness, and be only ti
glad to obtain it^at any cost; th;
such things as persuasion, appeal, e
treaty, argument, need have no pla<
here! Surely the herald of sue
tidings will be everywhere welcom
Is it so? Is not the fact in mo:
melancholy contrast to this pleasin
picture? To the young and gay,
not the preacher's voice for the mo;
part an unpleasant one? To the ma
of business, is it not too often an ui
meaning voice, heard but not pe
ceived, as one hears the ticking of th
clock while one reads an absorbin
tale? Do not men embrace every e:
cuse for not going to hear it ths
their conscience will tolerate? Thi
is strange if you think about lt
Eternal Life Is for All.
"Lay hold on eternal life." Eterna
life must be to be had, then. I wo:
der how many' of us have ever ser;
ously thought of it! "Of course it is.
Ah, that uof course!" "There's :
mine of diamonds to be had if yo'
will sell what you have and buy th'
next field!" The world does no
meekly say, "Of course," and ploi
on its accustomed way, in such a case
No! It opens eyes, and ears, am
brain, and heart, and says, In an eage
tone, "What! Do you mean it? Is i
true?" and on receiving the necessary
proof instantly begins to cast abou
for the means of so enriching itself
But when one says, in the midst 0
dying, sorrowing men, "Eternal lif(
is to be had," all the reply their spirii
gives us is "Of course." Think of 11
now. "I may live forever and ever!
I may conquer death, may pass
through it as a victor; bow down at
its thrust, only to rise up again and
laugh at its impotence; may bare my
breast to its dart, only to bound up
to life again, and shout joyously, 'O
death, where is thy sting? O grave,
where is thy victory?' "
I may not only possess life a second
time, but such a life as shall make
this seventy years of song and sun
shine, sighs and shade, a mere epi
sode, which by comparison with the
surroundings of the new life shall be
but as darkness. I may spurn this
hindering, cramping, fettering body of
sin and death away from me. and in
some finer, more ethereal shape rise
beyond, upward, to a realm of purer,
stronger life, to find all things re
vealed, in new and brightened splen
dor; to find life, and love, and work,
and worship grander and diviner
i hinge; to look back upon pain as we
now look back on some troublous
dream of the night that is passed
away; upon all life's tears, as we
think in our manhood of the sorrows
of our childhood and youth; upon all
the struggles and strifes and woes of
these fleeting years as we look, from
the ripe competency of our manhood,
upon the apprenticeship through
which we passed to what we are now.
If this life of seventy years be the
process by which we develop into and
up to the divine, then it is undeniably
beautiful; otherwise, human life is
the darkest of problems.
This, then, is the message of that
Savior who came to earth "to bring
life and immortality to light"-to teach
men how they might begin now to
live the life everlasting, and who set
up his kingdom in the hearts of men.
But you are not. to wait for the pos
session of eternal life to happen to
you: you are to- begin to possess;
the action must be >cvrs, your
thought, your choice, your resolve!
Ah, my brother, he who would lay
hold on eternal life must have empty
hands; must empty them himself; ay,
for tho time being, of anything he may
hold. You must be willing to give up
every kind of pleasure that you shall
find incompatible with eternal life;
eternal life must be the chief thing
with you if you are to possess it; and
you must prove it by putting that
cup away-earnestly away.
When we thus meet the conditions
p.nd thus accept the efficacy of Christ's
blood, we may claim the glad "prem
ise that he hath promised us, even
eternal life."-Rev. H. P. Lyman
Wheaton, D. D.
Glorified by God's Sunlight.
How many things are there in life
that, looked at from our point of
view, are clouds only-things to be
shrunk from, with nothing in them
of brightness, of radiance and beauty. 1
They are out of the line of the sun.
But when God's sunlight lights them ,
up how different they appear. They ,
are clouds still, but they are radiant j
clouds, things of beauty and of love
By JANE OSBORN.
(Copyright, 1016. by tlie McClure News
The society columns and the Frozen
star department store ads. in the daily
papers had been full of it. Girls from
the stjres going home at night had
discussed it. According to some it
was "'grand and perfectly elegant for
those sweil girls to do it." To oth
ers, more critical, it was either a case
of wanting to get into print by doing
something out of the way or a delib1
erate scheme to rob the poor girl who
needed work for her dd ?ly bread.
To Filbert Frozenstar, junior part
ner of the dry goods firm of Frozen
star Brothers & Co., it had a still dif
ferent significance. It was part of
his carefully laid plan to make an
entrance into the hitherto closed por
tais of the city's most exclusive cir
The proposition was this: The so
ciety women in question were to en
joy all the realism of the task. They
were to punch the time clock with
the other thousand employees of the
store. They were to be allowed to sell
goods in whatever department they
chose, and for their sales they were
to receive a 25 per cent commission
for their favorite charity.
The scheme worked better than he
had expected, and on a certain Mon
day morning in late winter the ranks
of ten of the largest departments in
the store were increased by the pres
ence of ten new employees.
In the neckwear department was
the debutante, Wilhelmina Sedgwick.
In the millinery department young
Mrs. Sturtevant Shawger floated
around in a new bouffant morning cos
tume especially imported for the un
dertaking from war-ridden Paris. In
the blouse department, was the be
earringed Mrs. Tom Bradgley, who
was a great drawing card because of
the rather piquant details of her re
cent divorce proceedings.
Most attractive of all, was Corinne
Delacroix, at least from Filbert's per
sonal viewpoint. She had chosen the
more arduous task of selling furniture
because, as she argued, furniture was
more expensive even than French mil
linery, and 25 per cent of ber sales
there might really be worth while.
Although Corinne herself was not
especially wei! known-indeed she
had made her debut onl> a few weeks
before-as far as family and fortune
went she was the most valuable ac
quisition of them all.
This debutante saleswoman, simply
clad in a neat little frock of black,
guiltless of a single ornament save
for the brilliant sash she wore across .
her slender body was "on the floor0
ahead of time that first morning and
Hall Bingley, head of the department,
was giving her instructions about her
work when Frozenstar appeared. He
had intended to get there in time to
explain to Miss Delacroix in person
just what her duties were to be.
Of course, thought he, it was ab
surd for him to be Jealous of a man
like Bingley, who, in the eyes of
Corinne, was probably no more than
a butler or footman. That she had
been talking with apparent ease to
him and that she spoke to him again
frequently during the day, was'noth
ing to irritate Frozenstar.
Still the irritating thing about it
was that he was decidedly ruffled and
that as the hours passed he became
more and more so.
Delightful little woman that she
was, Frozenstar noticed that Corinne
treated him with something more than
frigid formality. She told him more
than once that she admired the spirit
of philanthropy that nad prompted
him and she actually asked him to act
as patron for a post-Lenten charity
bazaar. This would mean a check for
several hundred dollars, but Frozen
star accepted eagerly. She really
was delightful, charming, bewitching.
And her sales were phenomenal.
Corinne's commissions amounted to
an amazingly large figure, larger by
far than those of any other one of
the "society saleswomen." What a
pleasure it would be, thought Frozen
star, to hand that check to Miss Dela
croix. He would take it In person to
Just as he was meditating this In
his private office, the advertising I
manager slouched into the room.
"Have you heard the news?" he
asked. "One of the men from the
Morning Post just told me. But of
:ourse it isn't going to get into print.
That would never do. That Corinne
Delacroix you thought you had up in
the furniture department is really '
loafing in seclusion at her father's
place at Palm Beach. You see. she
thought it wasn't fair to rob some girl
jf a job; yet she didn't want to miss
jetting the commissions for charity.
5o she got hold of a pretty little
salesgirl who needed work and got her .
:o take the place. She happened to
?now a guy ia your store, too, en- j1
jaged to him, I think-and so she 1
jame around in Corinne's place and
irranged to be in the department of
.his man she is going to marry. Of
course, no one Is any thc wiser ex
cept a few of us that heard the story. 1
\nd it can't make a bit of difference ]
;o you so long as the people have 1
Deen fooled. I think it was quite a
ihrewd idea, don't you?" 1
Frozenstar had a momentary vision
)f the check he had made out in or
ler to be a patron of the charity
'"Yes, it was rather clever," was all 5
ie would say. 1
TOO 60 GD TO THROW A ?VA Y
"Drippings" From Fried Lamb or Mut
ton May Bc Made Into an Ex
cellent "Gravy StocJ<."
The housekeeper whose rule it is
always to make a savory brown or
creamed gravy of the drippings and
meat-essence remaining in thc frying
pan after veal, chicken or hamburg
steaks have been cooked., will fre
quently let the contents bf the pan be
discarded, if it were used for frying
mutton or lamb. This is on account
of the quality of the fat that cooks
out cf the meat, which is disagree
able to many persons. But if- care
has been taken not to permit any
scorching during the frying, let a cup
ful cf boiling water be poured into the
pan after the meat has been removed,
and let this boil up well, stirring with
a- spocn, until all traces of the meat
essence have been dissohred away
from the pan. Strain this liquid into
an earthen or agate bowl, dash a
little cold waler into it, and set aside
in a cool place. In a few hours the
fat will have formed a solid cake,
and can be removed, leaving a cupful
of excellent "gravy stock;" this can
be used for re-serving any left-overs
of the aforesaid mutton or lamb, if
wanted as hash or ragout, adding
notably to the flavor and richness
thereof; or it can be added to one's
The same method can be used with
the dripping pan in which lamb or
mutton has been roasted.-American
A good furniture polish is eight
ounces of sweet oil, four ounces tur
pentine, two ounces ammonia. Apply
with cloth and polish with woolen I
After washing a white knitted jer? |
Bey, put it on a coat-hanger to dry, j
and hang it on a line in the air. lt
will keep a better shape than if pegged
on the line.
Ground rice is excellent for clean
ing white cloth. It should be applied
with a piece of clean white flannel, j
left for two or three hours, and then
well brushed and shaken.
i.jsty irons should be heated,
rubbed on a piece of beeswax tied in j
linen, and then with a coarse flannel j
cloth, sprinkled with household salt
This will give ? polish like glass.
Sill: stockings should never be j
Ironed. Wash them in soapsuds made
with good white soap and lukewarm ;
water and rinse in clear water of the
?ame temperature. Rough dry.
Do not iron lingerie ribbons while
damp if you want them to be soft.
Wrap while wet smoothly around a
big bottle covered with thick muslin, j
and press with a cool iron when dry. j
If the knob has come off the ket- i
take a cork, put a screw through I
it, push the screw through the lid of
the kettle and screw a burr on the I
end. You will have a knob that will j
not come off nor get hot.
Spinach, German Style.
Cook the spinach by steam (in a
steamer) or in a very little water, in a i
closed vessel, over a slow fire until j
tender; then chop fine. For every |
pint of spinach mince one-half cupful ;
fat pork, and fry until crisp. Turn j
Bpinach into the frying pan with fried
meat, and heat thoroughly; then add
one-third cupful of vinegar or lemon
juice for each pint of spinach and sea
son with salt. Turn at once into serv
ing dish and*garnish with sliced hard
Rhubarb and Raisin Pie.
Did any .of the readers ever put !
raisins over the top of the rhubarb, j
about two inches apart? No more
plain rhubarb pies for me after try
ing them with the raisins. Another
thing I do which perhaps other sis
ters do not, and that is, I never peel
my rhubarb for pies. I wash it and
wipe each stalk carefully and then
slice it into the plate. I think lt
makes a much richer pie that way.
Peach a la Bordelaise.
Use canned peaches for this. Put !
them in a flat gratin dish and pour I
over the following mixture: Two j
ounces of butter, two ounces of flour,
one ounce of sugar, half a pint of milk
and peach sirup, four eggs. Cook but
ter, flour, sugar and milk in a stew
pan. When ccld, add yolks and
whipped whites of the eggs last Bake
half an hour in moderate oven.
Creamed Ceiery and Egg.
A leftover of creamed celery was
rewarmed by setting dish in cold
water and letting come to boil, then
pushed to less hot place on stove.
Just before removing from heat, two
leftover hard-boiled eggs were chopped
and cut inte the cream. Served on
toast as a supper dish.
Take one cupful of cold flaked fish,
free from skin and bones. Heat in
water sufficient to moisten; add but
ter, pepper and ss.lt. When hot pour
on slices of buttered toast, garnish
with eggs poached, in muffin rings.
To Clean the Range.
An ordinary blackboard eraser is
splendid to keep near the kitchen
range to wipe off the top; the range is
kept clean and does not need to be
washed or polished but once or twice
Needs No Starch.
Fine damask linen needs no starch.
[( sufficiently dampened and ironed
inti] dry it will have all the neces
OoMriabt 190!', by C. ?. Zimmerman Co---No. 44
IF all the unhappy homes
not one in a hundred has a bank
account and not one home in a hundred who has a
bank account is unhappy. It seems almost foolish to
put it off any longer, v/hen it is such a simple, easy
matter to start a bank account.
_ BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E. Nicholson, vice-President
E. J. Mim9. Cashier; J. H. Allen. Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford, B. E.
Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. Mims. J. H. Allen.
Low Summer Fares to
For complete information regarding
Summer Excursion fares, Week-end and
Sunday fares, and for illustrated_and in
formative literature about cool and de:
lightful places at which to spend the
summer or vacation, call on
J. A. TOWNSEND,
Edgefield, S. C.
F. R. McMILLIN,
District Passenger Agent.
Jackson and'Ellis Sts.,
NOT BUSHED OUT
Although the fire was all around us only a
corner of our warehouse was burned. We
have storage for 8,000 bales. Our office was
not touched, and our business goes on as
DAVISON & FARGO,
Augusta, Ga. COTTON FACTORS,
DORN & MIMS