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Often Times lt ls the Great fl
vealer of God's Mercy, Love
and Power to Deliver.
The disciples learned through th
?falls, but they never learned anythi
which would not have been bet
learned through their faith. It
enough to say that God will teach
?through our stumblings when that
jthe only text-book lett to teach us (
;Of. We need not go into any raptui
about failure. When he had deni
his Lord and then suddenly saw h
In all his truth and beauty, Peter km
|well enough that he might have se
his Lord inore clearly without ? fr
^But be that as it may, the fall w
-there, and the wonder of it was til
his master was still willing to rove
himself through what was left.
most any master could take the t
ifeets and mistakes of his disciples a
point out what they had lost, but wi
else would take the meanest and mc
contemptible passages in one's exi:
'ence an I make even them a le
'through which they could see the <
'Tine if they would?
There are more normnl ways of re
elation, points out the Sunday Sehe
iTimes, bur when this is the only wi
jwe have left to God, then he tak
our falls and reveals himself thron;
them. Without ever once saying th
the fall was upward, or that the s
was goodness in the making, the Bili
takes what men give and shows ho
wonderfully God will commence tl
miracle of repair.
It may be that we do not learn i
?we might because we are too proi
ito learn through the only means v
have left for God to employ in teac
,lng us. A great fall may still be
i great revealer. When we have hf
lone we may look upward because thei
'is nowhere else to look. At last v
look unto the hills whence cometh ot
;help. One of the marks of a Christa
jbeliever is that to him a fall is som
ithing different from what It is to a:
?other man. To the non-Christian
'fall may seem nothing but a finis:
?To the Christian it must in some wt
?6eem more terrible than to anyboc
?else. But though he is cast dow:
jhe is not destroyed.
Every Christian is brought very lo
i?t times. To anyone else it would t
the end : but he is taught to expe<
Something more. Joseph Parker, wi
?so constantly exhibited the exuberanc
?ot the Gospel, said : "I have know
(as nearly as any man what it was 1
?be forsaken, I have reached out an
'found no help, that is, no lateral bel]
?The only direction from which hel
could come to me was vertical."
These exhaustions ought never t
(have been, but they are here, and the
may be made the ground of revel.'
(tlons. When we cannot pray to Go
,out of our nearness to him, then w
jean pray out cf our distance. Georg
MacDonald said that sometimes he fel
(he had no other claim upon God es
?ceri that he was so miserable ; and h
linade that claim. One man lets hi
[weakness overwhelm him. His rellj
(ion ends there. But another takes hi
'Stand upon his weakness, it is all h
Urns, and he uses that as an approacl
!to God; and the willingness to do tba
:has been a great revealer to men
Pride may ruin us. it may krep u
[waiting until we have some bette
[basis on which to speak to God-am
?we never find that basis. Who woul(
not wish that he might look inti? God'i
(face from a life that was all clear
?But we cannot. The Pharisee tried i
in the temple and failed. The publicar
jknew that if he was to see Cod at al
;he must see him from the standpoin
?of sin and shanie; throwing away hi!
pride, waiting for nothing, saying "Goi
;be merciful to me a sinner," he sav
.God. There is not a sinner in tin
world who may not add to the glories
"God fulfills himself in many ways.'
?We could wish that the truth mighi
?come to us steadily, through eyes thal
.are always bright and glad. But thc
truth comes to many of us through
.tears. It may come that way. Let u?
'not despise our disappointments.
So far our sins and falls may have
;Only revealed to us ourselves. They
imay have only Intensified our self
[knowledge. This is something; but if
jit is all, it may end in death. But
?when one realizes that just this ex
jperience is what Christ has been look
ing for, and that, made over to him,
he may make it a means of revelation,
.then our greatest days may be draw
You are having some terrible dis
appointment or sorrow or failure. Do
not let it be that and nothing more.
Do not be proud about it. Do not say
you will not see God unless he comes
in the grand way. If this is all you
have by way of present experience,
then it will suit God better than any
thin;,' else you can offer. Christ al
ways took men just where they were.
?He never asked that tho situation
'should be altered. Ho said nothing
about "hard cases." There was no
depth to which one bad fallen which
might not become a ground from which
to rise again. Just there the soul may
find, if it is humble enough, the help
which just matches his need. When
Thoreau fell and sprained his ankle
in the woods, as he lay on the ground
looking about he saw for the first time
In many months the herb arnica mollis,
good for sprains, and felt lt was a
?pimible of much else in the spiritual
world. So when our first .shame and
discouragements are over, we aro to
ask, "What may this yet mean to me?"
'It may be the beginning of greater
revelation than we hove yet received.
GLOOMY DAY HAS ITS USES
For One Thing, lt Gives Man an Op
portunity to Meditate and Be
A gloomy day nov.- and then serves
a useful purpose. It enables a fellow
to sit down and take stock of himself,
for there is something about the lower
ing clouds and dismal weather which
causes one to contemplate more seri
ously the realities of life, the Dayton
And a gloomy day at this season, of
all gloomy daysl Sodden, sullen,
dreary! The gloom seems to hover
over and settle down upon ope and
sink into his soul. The mind refuses
to run in cheerful channels. The very
muscles seem to relax and to rebel
when, B5ked to do a tn sk. The blood
j nows slowly through the veins and the
nerves grow dull. At least, that is
the way it seems upon a gloomy day
at this time of the year.
It is pretty hard to think seriously
when the sun is shining. Life seems
to be a sort of a joke. The world
smiles and you smile with lt, and all
ls fickleness. It is no time beneath the
smiling skies of a pleasant day to
meditate. But a gloomy day-what
are we on earth for? From whence
did we come? Whither do we go? Is
it all worth while? Should we struggle
on, with the reward so small or end it
all? Those are the questions that
come to the fellow who sits and gazes
out into the sullen air of a gloomy
But the beauty of it is, he answers
his own questions to his own satisfac
tion, and arises from his place at the
window, renewed in strength and in
determination to do the right thing;
for he comes to understand the
beauty of these gloomy days, to value
them at their worth, and to know that
he who sits and meditates is profited
FIND FISH ALREADY BROILED
Volcanic Peak In South American
Andes Throws Out Dainty Morsels
Which Indians Appreciate.
j There is a volcanic peak in the
South American Andes that serves
broiled fish for breakfast. Not infre
quently they also are on the uni of
j fare for luncheon and dinner as well.
' This peak is called the Tunghurahua,
and is regarded as a special Instru
ment of the gods by Indians living in
tlie vicinity. ,
They believe that when an eruption
takes place, ruining their crops and
perhaps sweeping away their homes,
the mystic spirit of the Tungurahua
provides the broiled fish so that they
will not want. But the scientific ex
; planation is somewhat diff?rent.
! Far underneath the mouth of the
volcano is a subterranean lake. When
the volcano begins to spout flame and
lava the suction draws up tons of wa
ter, carrying along the fish, which are
cooked by the inferno they pass
through. After an eruption the In
dians find thousands of the fish in the
ashes and lava from the volcano, and
many of these are just crisp enough
for a dainty breakfast.
Knew Value of Relaxation.
"How is it that you are able to do
so much more than other people?" ask
ed a tired, nervous woman who stop
ped Mrs. PaliOer for a word at the
close of one ol her lectures.
"Because," she answered, with the
sudo./;n gleam of a smile. "I haven't
any nerves nor conscience, and my
husband says I haven't any back
It vas true that she never wor
ried. She had early learned to live
one day at a time, without "looking
before and after." And no one knew
better than Alice Freeman Palmer the
renewing power of joy. She could
romp with some of her very small
friends in the half Lour before an im
portant meeting; go for a walk or
ride along country lanes when a vex
ing problem confronted her ; or spend
a quiet overing by the fire reading
aloud from one of her favorite po
ets at the end of a busy day.-Mary
lt. Perkman, in St. Nicholas.
Let the tears of the poor man find
In them more compassion, but more
justice, than the pleadings of the rich.
Try and discover the truth, as well
among the promises and presents of
the rich man as among the wailings
and importunities of the poor.
Where equity can and should have
place, charge net the rigor of the law
upon the delinquent, for the fame of
the righteous judge stands not great
er than that of the merciful.
If perchance you should bend tho
rod of justice, let it not he "Ith tho
weight of a bribe, but with that of
When it should happen to thee to
judge the cause of some enemy of
thine, turn thy mind away from thine
injury and set it on the truth of the
Blind Man's Fine Memory.
In tho later years of his life the
mathematician Euler was almost total
ly blind. Then, and probably earlier,
he carried ir. his memory a table of
the first six powers of "series of" na
tural numbers up to 100." It is related
that on one occasion two of his stu
dents attempted to calculate a con
verging series. As they progressed
they found ??istiirreeinont in their re
sults. These differed l?y a unit at thc
fiftieth figure. The question was re
ferred to Euler, who decided to make
the calculation. He did this mentally,
nod his result was found to be correct
5 FALL OF A PILLA
(Ss By E. RASBURY.
"Miss Lena, you sholy is lookin'
In dat white wropper. You look
nice to wurk. I'll come up to de h
by-an-by an' straighten up. You
When Judy expressed ndrairatioi
rae or was solicitous of my comfc
Immediately experienced a vague
lng of impending trouble.
"I mos' forgot dat yaller Salli
on de back porch wnitin' to see 3
"Which yellow SallleJ" - . -
Yellow Sallies are as plentiful 01
Arkansas plantation as roses in Ju
"Dat hyf'lutin' nigger what calls
self Sadie." With a snort of conte
and a high head she trudged off to
kitchen humming: "De fire will ki
you sinner, run."
"Good mornin', Miss Lena," sai
neat looking yellow girl, ns I ci
down the back veranda. "Miss Li
I'se In a little trubble an' I wants
to help me outen it. I'se named Sa
an' I helps Liza wid yo' clo'es e
"Very well. Sadie, what is the nal
of your trouble?" I felt no surp
nt the request, as I had held the ol
of peace restorer for the plantai
during the ten years of my happy n
"Ole Judy's at de bottom uv
glancing Indignantly at the open kit
en door; "dey call her a mournln' sh
ard, a pillar of de church, but I 0
her n straight out old harlan, I d<
an' if she warn't olo 'nough to be
mammy I'd play a chune on her net
Sadie's anger was evidently grow
as she prepared to relate her woes, ?
ns I heard an ominous snort from
kithen I thought lt advisable to hi
the story quickly and be done with
"It's dis way, Miss Lena," resun
Sadie. "Eve'y body knows me
Manuel has been fixin' to get mah'd
some two years ; but since he has b<
wurkin' round de house here and 1
der de 'fluences of dat old hatlnn, '
love has been a coolin' an' a cooli
So Liza, she ups an' says he been c<
jared, somebody's put a bat in his b
I tried not to b'lieve her. but 'fe
Gawd, Miss Lena, when Sabbath nfl
Sabbath went by an' Manuel either j
stopt at de gate as he past gwine
?church, or didn't come 'bout a tall,
jes' got a thlnkln' lt an' warn't hare
able to eat nothin'. Liza, she jes* k<
on 'bout de conjur, tell I jes' couldi
stan' it no longer. So me an' Liza pi
out over to Manuel's nous' when 1
was sho he was In de fiel' nt wot
What do you rec'on I foun' dere, Mi
I could no1- Imagine.
"They wus three bolcnys on de tntu
a bottle of mus' on de mantle she'f,
pair uv yo' ole lace curtains 'dornh
der winders, a pair uv Mr. John's sli
pers under de bed, some cake I mc
know curad from do big botts*, 'can:
'twas in one uv ymir bes' white na
kins, an' a photograf uv dat ole hag
hangln* on de wall."
"Well, Sadie," said I, a new ligl
dawning on me, "since you love Ma:
ucl and want to marry him, why don
you put pretty fixings in his house
Yon aro younger and better looklr.
than Judy, you know."
"Yes. I knows, Miss Lena, hut I isn
got nothin' porty. Now, if you'd gil
mo or old tidy I'd put it on his cher
and try it."
I signaled my willingness.
"While you'se In de house, pleas
ma'am, gimme a little harts-horn fe
I begun to search for old finer?
dreaming tho while of helping Sadie t
beat Judy at her own game, thereh
smoothing the course of true love
Gathering up t .0 "find" and the am
monia bottle, I went hack to the ve
randa to discover a Hying moving mas
on tho floor, composed of kicking feet
bobbing heads and flying hands.
Sadie hoisted the white flag with 1
shriek. Judy, the ancient, arose wind
ed, but triumphant and silently re
sumed her daily avocation ns if notli
lng out of tho ordinary had happened
The crestfallen Sadie took the thiug;
I handed her and disappeared.
The next morning "the mistress wa:
also the maid." As I was toiling ovei
the midday meal in walked Sadie, smil
lng and happy.
"You jes' go to de bous', Miss Lena,'
she said, "I'll finish de dinner. Dc
mournin' shepard won't be here-no
she won't bo here soon."
Sadie laughed mysteriously. "Last
night I seed Judy an' my Manuel come
into dc church arm in arra, an' my
blood plntedly hiled, I tells yer. Pres
ently Brother Jarrett, he calls mourn
ers an' wo all sings, 'fire will ketch
you, sinner, run.'
"Manuel goos np to de mourners'
bench wid a lot more men. Den out
I fails de shepard in er trance-like
i daid. I puts de bottle of harts-horn in
my pocket, an' gewt? up too. We mourn
ed a long time, niio Brother Jarrett.he
say, 'Why (loan yo' pray, don't bc still
( necked an' koop do shepard precon
scious all night." Don we all wont to
whar she lay and dropt on our knees
to mourn au' pray. I cotchod de shep
ard lookin' at Manuel outen de corner
ob her oyo. so I comes through an'
falls out, bringin' Liza down wif me
on do top ob de shepard. Miss Lena,
j somehow dat harts-horn got in de
! shepard's eyes, an' motif, an' nose, nn'
she comes to 'mazin' quick. Yessum,
you jes' g'long to de house outen de
heat, me un' Manuel ten' to de wurk."'
(Copyright. ?H17, by W. G. Chapman.)
Those only despise the pun who caa?
I not make one. j
The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day of October, 1917, to
the 15th day of March, 1918.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October, 1917,
and D' ?mber 31st, 1917.
That when taxes charged shall not be
paid by December 31st, 1917. the County
Auditor shall proceed to add a penalty
of one per cent, for January, and if
taxes are not paid on or before February
1st, 1918, the County Auditor will pro
ceed to add two per cent, and five per
cent, from the 1st of .March to the 15th
of March, after which time all unpaid
taxes will be collected by the Sheriff.
The tax levies for the year 1917 are
For State purposes 8J
" ordinary County 7
" Constitutional School Tax 3
" Antioch 4
" Bacon School District 7J
" Blocker 2
" Blocker-Limestone 4
" Collier's 4
" Flat Rock 4
" Oak Grove 3
" Red Hill 4
" Edgefield 8
" Elmwood No. 8 2
" Elmwood No. 9 2
" Elmwood No. 30 2
" Elmwood L. C. 3
" Hibler 3
" Johnston ll
" Meriwether (Gregg) 2
" Moss 3
" Shaw 4
" Talbert 2
" Trenton 8
" Wards 2
" Blocker R. R. (portion) 15
" Elmwood R. R. (portion) 15
" Johnston R. R. 3
" Pickens R. R. 3
" Wise R. R. ll
" Corporation. 10
" Sinking Fund. 3-4
All the male citizens between the ages
of 12 years and 60 years, except those
exempt by law, are liable to a poll tax
of One Dollar each. A capitation tax
of 50 cents each is to be paid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of 18 and 55
years must pay $2.00 commutation tax.
No commutation tax is included in the
property tax. So ask for road tax re
ceipt when you desire to pay road tax.
JAMES T. MI MS,
Co. Treas. E. C.
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There is no ailment to which tho
body is subject that ia so far reaching
in its injurious effects ay constipation.
It means a congestion of the bowels
and usually causes sick headache,
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losa of appetite. When you Buffer
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Notice is hereby given that hunt
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form on my lands ia hereby forbid
den. All persons failing to heed
this notice will be prosecuted under
MKS. M. J. NORRIS.
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F. E. GIBSON, President] LANSING B. LEE, Sec. and Treas. ?
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We are showing the largest stock of
mens wear that we have ever pur
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Our ladies' ready-to-wear department
is on our second floor.
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we are agents for the celebrated Chev
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let us show you.
We are also selling second-hand
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Large Stock of
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