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"He went forth conquering and to
Time was when the church dwelt al
most exclusively upon the sufferinge
and sorrows of Christ, and overlooked
his majesty and glory. It thought of
him as the lamb of God, and forgo*;
to think of him as "the lion of the tribe
of Judah;" it thought of him as a
weary man before his foes, and forgot
to think of him as a mighty conqueror,
* who possesses invincible power. In
the book of Revelation he is represent
ed in the latter aspect. Ile is not rep
resented as coming to his kingdom. He
Is already a king. On his head are
many crowns. Once he was scornfully
rejected by the people, who cried, "The
Crucified! may his name and memory
be blotted out." Now everything ls
changed. He rides forth "conquering
and to conquer."
To this vision of Christ it behooves
ns to turn in the present day when
?the larger portion of the world is con
vulsed by fightings without and fears
Swithin. He is the one upon whom the
hopes of humanity center ; the one who
is at the head of the forces which
makes for the establishment of the
kingdom of God on the earth.
He is represented as taking the ag
gressive. Not satisfied with acting on
the defensive, he goes forth. His army
is not one of occupation, but of aggres
sion. His presence as its leader and
commander is inspiriting. Someone
has said that an army of sheep would
have been formidable led by Napoleon ;
for he would have transformed them
into lions. So we, catching the spirit
of our leader, became heroic, and go
forth with him to meet the great world
struggles, without fear.
He goes forth to conquer. This idea
ils put in the strongest possible form
"conquering and to conquer;" that Is,
victory succeeding victory. He tri
jUmphs over all oppositions, but not at
'once. Many a fierce struggle is called
for before the forces of evil are van
quished. But the cause of righteous
ness will win in the end.
We follow a leader who has never
been beaten. He came into this world
to destroy the power of sin. It was
a gigantic struggle, and at first he
seemed to be baffled. Looked at from
the human point of view his death
was a failure; but lt was in reality
a victory. By lt he vanquished sin
Through all his earthly life he was
a victor. He conquered disease; he
ruled the forces of nature; he cast
out evil spirits ; he delivered men from
the power of evil. Never once did he
go down to defeat. The work of con
quest which he began upon earth he ls
now carrying on with greater power.
The power by which Ghrist conquers
is the same as that by which he con
quered when here In the flesh. He
conquers by the power of truth and
love. His weapon of conquest is the
In the epistle to the Hebrews Jesus
is represented as making "one sacri
fice of sin forever," and then sitting
down at God's right hand, "from
henceforth expecting until his enemies
be made his footstool" (Chap. 10:12,
IS). His expectation of coming vic
-tory wa? buc*crl U]JUU Ills ?RtCITOCe IOr
sin. He knew of no greater power
than the cross. It was the highest
revelation of divine suffering, redeem?
lng love, conceivable. No greater pow
er unto salvation can be brought to
bear upon tho hearts of men. It is
This is the weapon which wo today
are to yield in the battle for righteous
ness. "The weapons of our warfare
are not carnal, but spiritual." They
may appear to be feeble, but they are
"mighty through God to the pulling
down of strongholds." The cross ls
no failure. Following the crucified,
we follow a conquering king.-Kev.
James M. Campbell, D. D.
CHRIST'S SUPREME SACRIFICE
His Earthly Life, Strong and Beauti
ful, Was a Journey Toward
Death on the Cross.
Our Lord's life on earth, strong and
beautiful though lt was, was really at
the same , time his procedure toward
death. He lived as one laying down
Jhls life, not merely in one great sacrl
;fice at the close, but from step to step
?along his whole earthly history. With
.no touch of the morbid or the fanati
cal, yet his course, in practice, had to
tbe one of self-impoverishment, of lone
illness, of acquaintance with energetic
?hostility of sin and sinners. It had to
?be so If lt was to be faithful. He knew
mot where to lay his head ; he endured
?the contradiction of sinners against
ihirnself ; he came unto his own, and his
lown received him not. Even his
jfrlends, whom he loved, and who loved
ihlm in their imperfect way, did not
"jlove him wisely or magnanimously,
land constantly became occasions of
?temptation which had to be resisted.
?Pain and trial were the Inevitable
?characters of the work given him to
do. It lay in his calling to put a strong
?and faithful negative on the natural
?desire for safety, for happiness, for
'congenial society and surroundings,
for free and unembarrassed life. All
Ithls he had steadily to postpone to a
period beyond the grave, and raean
fwhile make his way to the final crisis,
?at which, under a mysterious burden
?of extreme sorrow, accepted as the
Savior's proper portion, he died for
?our sins.-Robert Rainy.
oe.ee, ? ii'Unuir l?lTl other St?
where cedar used lo thrive, it is difli
oult to find any of thc old-time zig-zag
fonces where rattlesnakes used to hide
and woodchucks burrow and bob
whites make their nests. Modern,
clean woven-wire fences, with metal
posts, take their places.
The war boosted the price of steel
and woven wire, but not enough to
prevent makins it profitable to ex
change new fences for old and the
work is still poins: on. Frohably in an
other five years there won't be a foot
of cedar rail fence left in America.
When General Andrew Johnson moved
to Tennessee, in 1815, the central part
of the state was overgrown with ce
They were cut to clear the land and
burned to get rid of them. Millions
of feet of them were split into rails,
the sort Lincoln split when a boy,
and used for fencing-off plantations,
boundary lines, fields and pastures.
These rails are sliced Into six-inch
lengths on the.ground, before shipping
to the factories, to facilitate handling.
A two-inch strip, a rod long, will make
1,500 pencils, and as the fences have
from six to nine rails and crossposts,
one section will make enough two-inch
strips for more than 1,500 pencil
A rod of farra fence will retail for
nearly $750-provided it is good
cedar-and the woven wire fences cost
no more than $20 a rod, generally less.
"Are you going to start a garden
j "I am not. Next year, Instead of
' burying good stuff, I'm going to eat it."
Mexican Bad Lands.
We are accustomed to talk of Mex
ico as a wonderful country, the treas
ure house of the world, etc. Those
statements are correct and, at the
same time, there is as much poverty
in Mexico as anywhere on earth. The
reason is that more than 00 per cent
of liento ii? arid. The unible lana is
not sufficient to support the popula
tion in prosperity. There are few
rivers in Mexico and there is a lot o?
desert land. Where agricultural con
ditions are good the yields are mar
velous, hut to the vast majority of j
the people life is a desperate strug
It is possible by water eonservation, i
by scientific work to reclaim miu'h of1
the arid land, but the Mexicans neith- !
er have the money nor the ability, I
even if they had the desire to do so. j
Most of the waste land is in north- j
ern Mexico. Most of the fruitful land
is in central or southern Mexico.
Someone suggested Mexico would
know peace if it was split up, If north
ern Mexico was separated from the
rest of the republic. Perhaps that Is
so, but the Mexican is a proud person,
and he'd rather be poor and have his
prjde than rich and prosperous.
When you put down new matting
do not cut lt to flt corners, but wet
it thoroughly with a soft brush or
cloth dipped in hot water, to which
a cupful of salt has been added. When
thoroughly soaked the matting be
comes as pliable as rubber, and can be
turned under without breaking. This
makes a neater finish than cutting,
and also saves the matting for use In I
a different shaped room.
Cold Feet. . J
"What's become of your neighbor
who was so strong for war a few
"He's discovered that we may have
to do quite a lot of fighting to win
and now he wants to back out."
Miles of Rabbit Fences.
The state of South Australia has
since 1891 erected 29,148 miles of "ver
min fences" as a protection against the
ravages of rabbits. (
Junction on thc golf links while actual
ly playing n round, relates Answers.
On ?nother occasion he granted an
inunction while out shooting. On the
case coming into court counsel said:
"Your lordshin^mny recall the case."
"Indeed I do." replied the judge, "be
cause I nearly killed a pheasant, a bar
rister and a solicitor with one shot."
Quite lately one judge tried a motor
accident case on tho very spot on
which it had occurred, and a few years
ago a case concerning "ancient lights"
was decided under a tree in a heavy
Not long since n chancery judge
heard an application in the waiting
rooms of a railway station.
A woman charged with stealing was
j tried by a magistrate in the streets of
I Hoole, and it will be remembered that
j the late lord chief justice 'emulated
j Sir Thomas Bucknlll by deciding a
j question in the Crippen case on the
And, doubtless, other judges would
welcome the opportunity to do their
work far from the stuffy courts.
Counting Up to "Boomfit."
A reader who was Interested in the
"Indian counting" that the Companion
told about on this page some months
ago, has found in the London Chronl
! cle something about a similar sort of
counting that was long in use in a
retired part of England. The Chron
The elder generation of farmers in
one of our northern dales used a
strange set of? numerals, especially
when counting sheep. They made a
gnp in the wall just wide enough to
admit one sheep at a time, and as the
sheep went through they counted
them, making a notch in a stick at
Phonetically the numerals sound
like "Yann, tane, tether, mether, pip,
sax, sane, catterer, wheeler, dick,
yann-er-dick, tane-er-dick, tether-er
dlck, mether-er-dick, boomfit."
"Boomfit" was fifteen; when they
reached it they made a notch in the
stick and began the strange chant all
over again.-Youth's Companion.
GEO. F. MIMS
Eyes examined enc g.&sses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
TTor Salo by _
G. W. WISE, Trenton, S. C.
And All Good Dealers
AU persons are hereby notified
?not to hunt or trespass in any
manner whatsoever on my lands.
The law will be enforced against all
persons who fail to heed this, notice.
Tliis pu-atiS everybody, without
L. G. Qu aries.
Notice is hereby given that hunt-|
inp, fishing and trespassing in every
form on my lands is hereby forbid
den. All persons failing to heed
this notice will be prosecuted under |
MRS. M. J. NORRIS.
S Used 40 Years
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fh Sold Everywhere
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Thc Old Standard general strengthening tonic,
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A true Tonic. For adults and children. 50c.
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Wc desire to call the at
stock of furniture and house
Every department was rcplc
FURNITURE : Wean
a bureau, wardrobe, sideboa
ers come in and let us show
invitation to call. We also
Ask to see our stock of
mattress is the best on the i
ART SQUARES AND
tiest assortment of Rugs an
most exacting buyers. An
STOES, RANGES AN
aside and purchasing a new
manufacturers. Large stoc
Do you need a new buj
gies and carriages we sell,
country. We have any sty
Our stock of harness i
double wagon or buggy har
We always have a larg?
from the cheap coffin to the
On our first floor will
implements, hardware and i
in every department. We
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The Flemish Ph(
greatest values in
can sell them at t
of $6 up to $35.
has a beautiful m
the equal of any ?
ing machine on tl
The Flemish rep
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let us demonstra'
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E. M. AND
1 1289 Broad Street
It should be handsome, durable,
fire-resisting and economical. If you
will write us we will convince you
that all these qualities are combined
in the famous
Made in beautiful red or green
colors. These shingles form as hand
some a roof as you can find. Their
slate surface guarantees long wear.
We can't tell you all you should
know about them in this small space.
We'd rather have you see them.
Write for samples and prices to-day.
Roofing and Mantel Co.
607 Broad St. AUGUSTA, GA.
Mantels, Tiles, Crates
Metal Roofing, etc.
invigorating to the Pale and Sickly
The Old Standard general strengthening tonic.
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out
Malaria.enriches the blood ,and builds up the sys
tem. A true tonic. For adults and children. 50c
tention of our patrons and the public generally to the large
furnishings of all kinds, which we carry on our second floor.
:nished early, and we can sell at very reasonable prices.
? showing a complete stock of furniture. When in need of
i'd, china closet, hat rack, dining table, dining chairs, rock
you through our stock. We extend the ladies a special
cany a large assortment of iron beds, all M/.e>.
'Mattresses in cotton and felt. Our "Blue Ribbon"* spring
narket. Try one.
RUGS: We are not only showing the largest but the pret
d Art Squares that we have ever bought. Can please the
inspection of our stock will convince you.
D HEATERS : This is the season for casting the old stoves
one. We have all sizes of stoves and ranges from the best
k to select from.
Vehicles and Harness
c?gy? Come in and let us show you the strong line of bug
They are made by the most reliable manufacturers in the
le you want.
is large and our price is as low as the lowest. Single and
ness to select from. We also carry a full stock of saddles.
2 assortment of coffins and caskets to select from-anything
: best metal casket.' Our hearse responds to all calls-day
oceries and Plantation Supplies
always be found a large stock of heavy groceries, forming
>lantation supplies of all kinds. Let us supply your needs
can make it to your interest to make your purchases at our
on Money on Phonographs
Dnographs are the
i the world. We
he very low price
The $35 machine
?75 or $100' talk
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te. We carry a
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RE DEPARTMENT OF
REWS FURNITURE CO.
. Southern Railway System
[An Ambition and a Record j
! THE needs of the South are identical with the needs j
i 1 of thc Southern Railway: thc erowtb and success of one meant j
H the upbulldine of the other. ,
? The Southern Railway asks no favors-no .pedal privileee not J
J accorded to others.
? The ambition of the Southern Railway Company ls to see that ,
? unity of intere? that ls born of co-operation between the public and |
' the railroads; to see perfected that fair and frank policy'in the manare- ?
' ment of railroads which invites the confidence of r??nimenta
agencies; to realize that liberality of treatment which will enable it ?
to obtain the additional capital needed for thcacojaismon of better and
enlarccd facilities incident to the demand for increased and bener
.enrice; and. finally
To take its niche in the body politic of the South; alonnWe of
other rrea; induittie*. with no more, but with equal liberties, equal
rijbts and equal opportunities, f
" The Southern Serves the South."