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Teachers lhat |
By REV. HOWARD TT. POPE
Moody Bible Institute.
TE.?T-And they that be teachers (mar
Fte) shan shine as the brightness of th?
According to ancient fable, Jupiter
once offered the prize of immortality
to him who was
most beautiful to
mankind, and the
court of Olympus
was crowded with
of his patriotism,
the rich man of
tiie orator boast
ed of his voice,
the poet spoke of
move even the
gods by praise.
Seeing a vener
able man looking
upon the group of
competitors but presenting no claim,
Jupiter exclaimed, "Who art thou?"
"Only a .-spectator," said the sage; "all
these were once my pupils." "Crown
him, crown him," said Jupiter; "crown
the faithful teacher with immortality."
Making due allowance for the ex
travagance of this fabie, there yet re
?sains enough of truth in it to prove an
inspiration to every faithful teacher.
God has indeed laid upoo you a great
responsibility. As a teaclier and com
panion of youth you have au influence
seooud to no other in the community.
You are in daily contact with minds
tiwit are bright, hearts that are sc-usi
tw?, and wills tliat are pliable. They
are sent to you for the express pur
pose ol* being influenced by you, and at
like most plastic period of their lives.
Granted that the special work for
which you are employed in to educate
the mind ; still, is it not your duty also
to load them into the realms of spir
itual knowledge, and above all to in
troduce them to the Great Teacher,
wiw said, 'Take my yoke upon you
and loam of me; and ye shall find rest
noto your souls?"
We all know that young people do
not wish to have religion thrust upon
them continually, but they do, without
exception, admire a strong Christian
diameter, and they appreciate a lov
ing Christian interest in their welfaro
and au occasional taruoiSL word upon
Remember also that many of your
pupils receive no Christian training at
home, and they will doubtless go out
iuto the world without any definite re
ligious principles unless they receive
them from you.
Of all the instructors whom the
writer had in school aud college, no
one did so much in shaping his life as
tlie district schoolteacher who intro
duced him tc Jesus Christ. And there
was seldom a term in that school when
someone was not laid under the same
debt of gratitude. There was no dis
tinctive religious teaching in the
school, but in and out of classroom she
so exhibited the beauty ol' holiness in
her own life that lier pupils, became
easy converts to her Lord and Master
when tile opportunity arrived lo pre
sent Iiis claims.
Every true teacher hopes to leave
the stamp of his own personality upon
those entrusted to his care. Blessed
is he whose personal Impress leaves
on every heart the beautiful image of
If you are a Sunday school teacher
your opportunities are all the greater
for leading your scholars to Christ.
No one can estimate the influence of a
peal heart-to-heart talk with a pupil,
or the touch of a loving hand, or the
]K>wer o? persistent prayer, but those
who use these means know that they
are almost irresistible.
A man in New York said to his pas
tor, "You ought to have known my
motlier. She was always hunting for
tlio lost. In the town where she lived
was a family ot low reputation, con
taining seven boys, each of whom was
worse than the rest.
"She went to the home and asked
the parents if they would send their
boys to lier class in Sunday school,
and they cursed lier. Then she tackled
one of the boys on the street, and per
suaded him to come into her class.
He sat there a while, and thou started .
for Hie door with the teacher aller
him. He told her to ?co to hell, and
sile came hack deeply grieved, hut nut
discouraged. Two Sundays later she!
liad him back iu the school. After a
while siie lured the second boy into
her dass, and then another and an
other, until finally she had them all.
"Everyone of those boys was con
verted, and all seven ol' them became
preachers ol' the Gospel. The boy who
told his teacher to go io hell preached
her funeral sermon only a short time
ago." "Until tie lind it," is a good
motto for every teacher to write in her
But when we live a divided life,
when we call Christ, "Master," with
our lips and crucify him again and
again upon the cross of our own con
venience, we may as well take a vaca
tion until we decide, once and forever,
whose we are, and whom we are to
Perchance In heaven some day to me
Snms blessed saint will cone.-, and say,
"All hate, beloved! but for thee
My soul to death had fallen a prey."
And oh, what rapture in thc thought
One soul to s'ory to have brought I
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these excellent wbeatless biscuits.
First, the cornmeal-oce-half a cnfw
is put in n shallow pan placed to Hie
oven and stirred frequently until ii
ls a delicate brown. The other in-pre
dients ure a teaspoon of salt, a cup
of peanut butter and one and a half
cups of water. Mix the per.nut but
ter, water nnd salt and heat While
this mixture is hot stir In the meal
which should also be hot Beat tlvor
oughly. The dough should be of such
consistency that It can be dropped
from a spoon. Rake in small cakes
In an uncreased pan. This makes IC
biscuits, each nf which contains one
sixth of un ounce of protein.
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Webber 82 Long-Staple Cotton,
j A lot of <i0 odd bab's sold at John*
I ston last week For 40 cents. A few
i bushels of seed unsold -$2.0U a
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j We have some barley flour, yon j
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L. T. MST.
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield,
In the Court of Common Plea.
S. .B. Nicholson-Plaintiff-against
W. H. Watkins and W. S. Rob
inson, Partners in trade doini;
Wusiiu'ss under the firm mime and
I st.vle of Watkins cfc Robinson
(To the Defendants Above Named.)
You are hereby summoned and
required to answer the complaint in
this action, of which a copy is here
with served upon you, and to serve
a copy of your answer to said com
plaint on the subscriber, at his of
fice at Edgefield, South Carolina,
within twenty days after the ser
vice thereof; exclusive of this day
of such service; and if you fail to
answer the complaint within the
time aforesaid, the plaintiff in this
action will apply to the Court for
the relief demanded in the com
P>. E. NICHOLSON,
April 10th, 1918.
To W. H. Watkins and W. S.
Robinson, partners in trade do
ini: business under the firm name
and sti le of Watkins & Robinson,
You Will Take Notice That the
Summons and Complaint in this
action was filed in the office of
Clerk of Court of Edgefield County.
S. C., on the 19th day of April,
B. E. NICHOLSON,
April 19, 1918.
I take this"means of letting the
people know that I have re-opened
i my pressing club, and will appre
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j prepared than ever to clean and
I press all kinds of garments, both
for ladies and gentlemen. All >vork
guaranteed. Let me know when
you have work and I will send for
it and make pron.pt delivery.
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GEO. F. M1MS
Eyes examined cr.ri g.?sses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of ail kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
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The Old Standard general strengthen ins tonic.
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WELL SUPPLIED WITH
We desire to inform the
farmers of Edgefield county
that we have on hand ready
for delivery all brands and
formulas made by the Vir
ginia-Carolina Chemical Co.
Also a full supply of the
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made by Coe-Mortimer & Co,
Before making your fertil
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We can also supply you
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Notice to Stock
My Jack will make the season at
Wm. Allen Mobley's farm, west-end
j of Edisto street, Johnston, S. C.
?Service fee sl?.OO insuring mare to
get with foal. Five dollars paya
j ble when innre is bred, and the bal
jance when colt 19 foaled. Notes or
? contracts for deferrod payments
mast be given. Not liable should
I accidents occur.
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Phone No. 12-7 W
For Sale. Grafton
161 acres of good farm land, lo
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Morgana, has good eight room
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125 acres in cultivation; balance in
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Price ?2,5000 net to me.
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