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TEXT-Then wero there two thieves
erv citied with him, one on the risht ha:i?J
and another on the left.-Matt. 2T:3S.
Three crosses stand on the lull called
Ca'vary. To the middle one is nailed
p. -1 the Son of God.
down ns n part of Holy Scripture.
And Barabbas is tho name by which
every rejector of Christ is known, for
it means "son of his father." Son of
his father! Born bufonee. Twice
dead, therefore, in trespasses and sins.
Barabbas is the name of every man
who has not been boru again, proclaim
ing what he is as a sinner lost and un
tjone. "Ye must be born again." But
Barabbas escapes the cross that has
befu prepared for him and another
Barabbas. Son of his Father, Only Be
gotten and well-beloved, goes to that
cross in his stead, and in yours and
mine. And a legend has it that, as the
darkness gathered round, Barabbas ran
to the foot of it and, smiting his
breast, cried, "Ob, thou Jesus of Naz
areth, I know not who thou art, but
one thing I rio know; thou art hanging
there in my place!"
Oh. soul, have you said that to Him?
That is the faith that saves ! That is
what is means to "believe on his name."
It is but saying again with the apostle,
"The Son of God loved me and gave
himself for rae."
But see th? other two crosses. Hang
ing there are two men sunk far down
in sin. Not only condemned by the
Roman government to die an igno
minious death because of their crimes,
but while standing at death's door they
revile and blaspheme the Lord of life
and glory: the thieves also which
were crucified with him cast the same
In his teeth."
But a ray of divine light enters the
soul of one, and by it he is led to see
the glory of that Person hanging at
his side. F"om the depths of his sin
ful heart there rises a cry, "Lord, re
member me when thou comest in thy
kingdom." He has seen all the truth !
Has seen that this is the long-promised
Messiah. Sees that though he is dying
a shameful death, he must come back
again in his kingdom, according to all
the prophets and make good the title
nailed above his head: "The King of
the Jews." But the Lord Jesus, with
out an upbraiding word, with no sylla
ble of reproach, without a question or
condition of any kind, goes far beyond
his request, as He always does, and
says: "You do not have to wait until
I come in my kingdom ; I will do better
for you." "Verily. I say unto thee, to
day shalt thou be with me in paradise."
Saved ! in tho twinkling of an eye.'
Saved! Snatched from the very jaws
of death ! A man who is not fit to live
on earth made fit to be with Christ in
paradise! What a miracle! And he is
the same wonder-working Savior to- ,
day. It has been said, "There was one
such case that none might despair, but
on]y one that none might presume."
Let us rather say that here is a pat
tern case of salvation, clearly and ful
ly revealed, so that wherever the story
of the cross should be told, this story
of the saved thief must be told in con
nection with it.
Look now at those three crosses. On
the rieht hangs the saved sinner; on
the left the lost one; in the middle the
Savior. This man on the right has
sin in him still, and so has every saved
man. But there is no sin on him. Un
seen hands have lifted the sin that was
on him and have laid it upou the One
who hangs at his side, and he dies
beneath the awful load, ?his Man on
the middle cross has no sin in him:
"holy, harmless, undefiled and separate
'from sinners" must He be tb die in
your place and mine. The sin-offering
in Israel must be without blemish.
This man on the left has sin in him,
but alas! it is still on him, and he
dies and goes to hell.
Look again ! This man on the right
ls dying to sin, in the death of his
Substitute on the middle cross. That
is what the Lord meant by losing
one's life tn order to find it. I must,
at the cross, lose the life with which
I was born, to find there a new life in
the Crucified. This Man on the middle
cross is dying "for" sin. The mun on
the left is dying "in" sin.
Oh, soul, these three little preposi
tions tell all the story that our God
is so eager to tell, and that men are
so slow to hear. Do not die In sin, die
to it by receiving as your personal
Savior that Blessed One who died for
it in your place once for all, and phys
ical death shall then, at the very worst
of its doing, but tajee you ta be with
The word "bible" m-a^ *ook.'
"Tlure Is but one book."-Scott.
.. . \
to tho one on
either side n thief.
Thus it musi bo,
for Scripture can
not bo broken and
it is written. "He
with the trans
Bv.t that middle
cross was not
made for Jesus of
Nazareth. It was
made for a mur
derer and sedi
11 o n i s t whose
has been written
Closing Out Our
We lake ibis means of informing the public that we closing
out our grocery department in order to devote all of our time
and all of our store space to our steadily increasing drug busi
ness. We thank the*'people for their liberal patronage of our
grocery department in the past, and we are closing it ont ?II or
der to serve them better with our drugs and drug sundries. Our
stock will be constantly replenished with new goods, keeping
up the reputation which we have made during the past 75 years.
Penn^ & Holstein
Carrying alon a Mile
for less than a Cent
Freight rates have flayed a very small part
in the rising cost of living.
Other causes-the waste of war, under-pro
duction, credit inflation-have added dollars
to the cost of the necessities of life, while
freight charges have added only cents. ,
The average charge for hauling a ton ^
of freight a mile is less than a cent % \
A suit of clothing that sold for $30
before the war was carried 2,265 - ;
miles by rail from Chicago to Ix>s
Angeles for 16& cents.
Now tie freight charge is 22 cents
, : and the suit sells for $50. \ \ \
The cost of the suit has increased 20 dollars. -
The freight on it has increased on?y 5| cen rs.
Other transportation charges enter into th?
cost of the finished article-carrying the wool
to the mills and the cloth to the tailors -but >
these other charges amount to butafew cents ~~
The $10 pair of shoes that used to 7
sell for $5 goes from the New Eng- ~;
land factory to the Florida dealer for
a freight charge of 5% cents-only
one cent more than the pre-war rate.
Beef pays only two-thirds of a cent
a pound freight from Chicago to
New York. I
American freight rates-are the low
est in the world?
?fiis advertisement is published by the
Association ofSlailway Gxecutiues
Thune detiring information; tftsrailroad situation- may
obtain, literature by writing to The Association of Kailwvy
Executives, 61' Broadway* Nsw York..
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
Kinds of Seeds
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
IDistributors of Marathon Tires and Tubes. None better, but our price
YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED
See pur representative, C. E. May.
.r- 7*017, the buyers, are the rc-1 builders
Y thc final Okay upon the usc of certa
struct Ion when you buy a wagon 1
refuse to buy awajjon that does not. Wc \
the ThomhiU Wagon is built. Upon,a pl
we arc willing to rest our case. Wc belie
would bc your way if you should build a waj
Full Circle Iron
Malleable Front Houri Plate
riane ?i Turning
In turning and backing up, with the ordi
nary circle iron, which is only a half circle,
alsters run off the end of the track and
hang. It is difficult to make short turns and
back up. The Thornhill full circle iron
gives a continuous track on which the bol
sters can turn.
The gears of Thornhill wagons stay in line for
life. Instead of the usual front hound plate,
a hound plate of malleable hon is used. It is
a metal jacket braced at eight points that
keeps gear:, from ever getting out of line.
FOR SALE: Wannamaker's Pedi
greed Cleveland Big Boll Cotton
Seed. This strain advertised by the
Government in fight against boll
weevil. Write for prices.
J. M. VANN,
Trenton, S. C.
I have just received a car of cedar
shingles Worth S 10.00 per thousand.
E. S. JOHNSON.
We have amp
grade raw materia
The demand f
suggest that you
balanced brands b<
Swift's Cotton King
Swift's Palmetto . .
of wagons. You put
in materials and con
vant to show you how
ain statement of farts
ve the Thornhill way
For rpohes cv.? axles tough second prowth highland hickory is
used For hubs and felloes thc stanly white oak is preferred.
Tiiis wood grows upon thc mountain side. Thc ground i ; hard
the ch?nate severe. It hris to fight for life. It has nearly twice
thc strength cf oak ar.J hickory that gro;vs under softer conditions.
Outdoors under shelter ii remains for three to five years. Tho
sap dries in it, giving it a strength that's kin to .steel.
Trussed Bolsters and
Long Wea? Beds
On thc front bolsters of Thornhill wagons
are heavy iron plates running along top and
bottom-connected by rivets that run clear
through the bolster. Stren<rth and lightness
are combined. Rear gears are strongly
ironed. There are braces on both top and
bottom that extend the full length cf the
Solid trust bars extend the full length of the
axles giviuj them double strength.
If you examine the beds of Thornhill
Wagons closely you will sec at once thc
superiority of the construction. The
bottoms are re-i:.forced over front and
Come in and examine this wagon for
yourself. We will take pleasure and
pride in showing you a Thornhill-The
wagon made of tough highland oak and
hickory-with features all others lack.
Galvanized Corrugated and V
Have two thousand tro hundred (2200) sheets Corrugated No. 29
gauge Galvanized Roofing in 6, 7. 8 and 10 inch lengths. One thous
and four hundred (1400) sheets V Crimped in same lengths. This is
car that left factory Jan. 21. expected any day.
You ought to use our Lead Headed Nails in putting on roofiing.
?Send for circular.
Columbia Supply Company
823 West Gervais St., Columbia, S. C.
le supplies bf Foreign Potash and other high
.ls to serve our customers with the known bo?t
r PAYS TO USE THEM"
or fertilizer is greater than the supply, so vre
order your needs now from the list of weil
. . 10-2-2
. . . 9-3-2
. . . 8-3-3
Swift's Carolina Tobacco Grower 8-3-3
Swift's Georgia Tobacco Grower 8-3-3
Swift's (for Tobacco) . . . 8-3-2
Swift & Company
Atlanta, Ga. Charlotte, N. C. New Orleans, La.
Edgefield Mercantile Co., Enfield, 8. C