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Better Sacrifice
TEXT.-By faith Abel offered a moro
excellent uucrlttce than Cain, by which
ho obtained wltncas that ho was right
eous. Clod testifying of his glfta: and by
lt ho boin? dead yet speaketh.-Heb. 11:4.
?bero nit) but two types of people
In the world according to the Bible
reckoning. They
ur?? sinners who
confess lt und
sinners who re
fuse to confess lt;
sinners saved by
the grace of God,
and sinners who
either admit no
i\ need of saving, or
else, feeling tho
need, are busy
Saving themselves.
S I h g u 1 n r 1 y
enough wo have
these two typos
delineated with n
I] few deft and tell
ing strokes In the
opening pages oJ the Bible In the per
sons of the Ih'St t\v?l men horn Into
the world. The touchstone ol' charac
ter in thc ease of each was not the
fad Of sin (for both wen- sinners),
bill in their attitude toward tills fact
Il was the "offering" that (loo* had re-?
speet to in the case ol' the ene, and re
jected In the case ol' the other.
There Wore seven kinds ol' offerings
enjoined upon His people hy Jehovah,
dating probably from ti primitive reve
lation. Three were products of the
ground and hence bloodless; three
were from the docks and herds and
hence bloody sacrifices ; and the sev
enth was two turtle doves.
In the Old Testument there reverber
ates the oft recurring trlnd of words
"corn, wine, and oil." Thc first of
these ls a generic term In Hebrew cov
ering tlie whole range of "cereals,"
wheat, burley," rye, etc., and stood for
agriculture; the second, "wine," was
also a generic term and Included be
sides wine all the products of the vine,
or viticulture; while tinnily the "oil,*1
obtained from the fruit of the olive
tree stood for the products of horti
culture.
Thus we have embraced in these
three representative terms the entire
range of mon's husbandry of the soil,
They were the offerings appropriate
to offer In man's Innocency, and were
doubtless K<> understood. But whet
roan .-.inned and came under the con
deronatlon of (?od there were udded
three more, uud these were bloody
Sacrifices. Th?j were oxen, sheep und
goats, all domesticated and the objects
of man's care and possessing .two char
acteristics In common ; namely, they
spilt the hoof asid chewed the cud.
So much of bis time and care was be
stowed upon them that In a souse they
stood for him, so that when, sacrificed
upon the altar it was a tacit confes
sion on the part of the offerer of his
guilt and need of atonement. The ani
mal symbolically bore his sins and
suffered In bis stead.
"And In process of time lt came to
pass, that Cain brought of the fruit
of the ground an offering unto the
Lord. And Abel, he also brought of
the firstlings of his flock and of the
fat thereof. And the Lord had respect
unto '' Abel and to bis offering. But
unto Cain and to his offering he had
not respect. And Coin was very
wroth, and hts countenance fell."
It was not the offering, therefore, so
much as what the offering Implied that
counted. The fruits of th? soil were
all right-but not for a guilty man to
offer alone. Abd has lt not been so
from that day to this? Man has ever
sought to Justify himself before God
by the works that he does; th? lost
tiling he 1B willing to do is to confess
himself the sinner that he is, abso
lutely dependent upon God for mercy.
Before pardon thero must come con
fession.. In the sacrificial Iamb that
Abel offered there was confession of
guilt and a symbolic vindication of the
Justice of God. "If we confess our
nins, He is faithful and Just to forgive
us our sins."
That this way of oppronch to God Is
not n crudity peculiar to the dimness
of primeval ages but ls in tho very
center of the teaching of Jesus Him
self, ls seen In the parable of the
Pharisee and the publican Luke 18,
verses 10 to 14, ending thus:
"And the publican, standing afar
off, would not lift up so much ns his
eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his
breast, saying, "God be merciful (lit
erally "propitiated." that ls, "lot blood
flow") to me a sinner."
"I tell you, this man went down to
his house Justified rather than tho
other; for every one that exalt et h
himself s?mil be abased; and he that
humbletb himself shall be exalted."
How calm tho Judsmont hour shall pass
For them who do obey
Tho Word of Clod about that Blood
And make that Word tholr stay.
"The blood of Jesus Christ bis Son
cleunseth us from all sin."-I John
1:7.
Answer to Prayer.
It ls of faith that God always an
swers right prayers, and in a way and
in n degree beyond our most enthusias
tic expectations; but bo does not yet
let us see bow. We must Hike lt on
faith. We ure. quite sure, that, in the
long run, we shall not be disappointed.
-Faber.
Subscribo for Tho Courier. (Boat.>
THE KILLING OF HOLCOMBE.
Eusley Chief was Fine Officer-A
Few Facts in tlio Case.
(Eusloy Progress.)
In the most sensational pistol hat
tie In the history of Plckens county
Chief of Pollco Walter C. Holcombe,
of Easley, was Instantly killed, and
Wade Ballew, an alleged hobo, re
ceived wounds which aro expected
to prove fatal. Others participating
in tho battle wore Kural Policeman
lt. T. Chapman, Deputy Sheriff John
Lesley, of Alice Cotton Mill, and
Itohert Wilson, a partner of Hallow.
As Chief Holcombe was about to ar
rest Hallow tho latter shot tho chief
In tho head without warning, killing
him Instantly. This shot Immediate
ly precipitated a battle between
Chapman and Lesley on one side
and Ballow and Wilson on tho other,
thirty shots being fired within a few
seconds at close range, while pistols
woro shot empty and reloaded dur
ing tho battle. Chief Holcombe and
Wade Ballow were the only ones in
jured.
The shooting occurred on the Hig
gins creek, near Ibo colored ceme
tery, lu Easley, about 1.20 o'clock
Monday afternoon. Officers Chapman
and Lesley succeeded in arresting
Hallow and Wilson about 500 yards
down tho creek lu Higgins' pasturo,
and lodged them in tho county jail
almost before the people of (he town
knew ol' (Ito occurrence. Late Tues
day evening the prisoners were re
moved from the Picketts jail and car
ried to the Stute pcnitneliary.
O III cora Holcombe, Chapman and
Lesley had hoon called to arres* two
strangers who had alighted from a
freight train near tho Alice Cotton
Mill and wdio were believed lo bc
hoboes. The officers were accompan
ied hy Geo. Cooper, a local cltlenz,
who, however, took no part in the
shooting. Coming upon the strang
ers the oeffiers found them preparing
to bathe In tho creek. Mr. Lesley
took hold of the arm of the man who
afterwards proved to bo Wilson and
told him he-was under arrest. Wil
son made efforts to shake the officer
off when Policeman Chapman took
hold of Wilson's other arm. Chief
Holcombe passed on by and behind
the other officers to take charge of
the man who afterwards proved to
bo Ballew, and who was sitting down
washing his feet. Just before Mr.
Holcombe gol to Ballew, lt : . ?aid.
the latter drew his pistol from be
neath his clothing) and vailed out.
"Hold up your hands, every one of
you!" When Ballew said this Police
man Chapman looked around just in
Hmo to see tho stranger put his pis
tol in Chief Holcombe's face and
lire. Mr. Holcombe falling instantly.
As thc shot was fired Champan and
Lesley released their holds on Wil
don in order to got. their guns. Im
mediately after the first shot Ballew
shot twice at Mr. Cooper, neither
shot taking effect. In tho irenntime
Wilson had protected himself by ly
ing down in a gulley Just at hand,
Policeman Chapman leaned back be
hind a slight projection of tho creek
bank and Mr. Lesley gained the bank
of the cruok. All this happened al
most In an-Instant, and the fight was
on. Before Ballew had time to move
to a place of safety ho was shot
down by Mr. Chapman. Rising to his
knees Ballow renewed his shooting
and emptied his gun at the police
man, while tho policeman in return
emptied his gun at Ballew. While
this was going on Lesley and Wil
son were emptying their guns at
each other, and the smoko from tho
rapid fire of tho four pistols at close
range settled on the battlefield be
tween tho creek banks liko a heavy
fog, and tho combatants could see
oach other with difficultly. While
the officers were reloading to renew
the battle, Mr. -Lesley, who was on
top of tho creek bnnk, discovered
that the strangers had retroated
Lifi Off with Fingers
Doesn't hurt a blt! Drop a llttlo
"Freezono" on an aching corn, In
stantly that corn stops hurting, then
shortly you lift it right off with
fingers. Truly!
Your druggist sells a tiny bottlo of
"Freczono" for a few cents, sufficient
to removo every hard corn, soft corn
or corn between tho toes, and tho
calluses, without soreness or irrita
tion.-adv.
Story ol' tho Hatti?'.
and wore on their way down the
creek. As the public road follow? the.
creok Chapman and Lesley cranked i
up their car and gave chase, over-;
taking their mon about 500 yards
down the creek in Higgins' pasturo,
whore, under orders from the offi
cers, the men threw up their hands !
.md surrendered. They were taker,
directly to the jail nt Floken's, whore
medical attention was given Ballow,
and lt was found that he b id boen
shot nine timos in tho breast, legs
and arms. On their way to Jail tho
ofilcera state that Ballow cursed
continuously and begged to bo kill
ed Wilson talked but little.
Chief Holcombe was shot but once
and the bullet entered bis nose and
lodged in tho back of his head, ki'i
Ing him instantly.
Hallow Native of Pickens.
Wade Bellew is a native of Pick
ens county, and his mother lives a
few miles above Pickens. Ile is a
grandson of .lohn Ballow, also Jake
Adams, both of whom live near Pick
ens Alex Ballow, Wade's father,
left his wife In Pickens county years
ago and went to Arkantsas, where, lt
ls said, ho married again. Me later
returned to this county and took
Wade back to Arkansas with him,
where the latter spent several year.'.
After being absent, from Pickens
county several years Wade Mallow
returned last year and made a crop
Svith his mother near Pickens. Ile
left this county last fall and wont
to Florida.
Vowed Xever to bo Arrested.
In jail Monday afternoon Ballow'!
partner gave his name as Robert
Wilson and said thal he was from
Oklahoma. Mo said he and Hallow
were once arrested in Florida, ant1
after being released had bought pis
tols and vowed they would nevor b<
arrested again; that several unsuc
cessful attempts had been made bj
ofllcois in other places to arres
them. Wilson said ho and Ballev
had come from Atlanta on a freigh
train, alighting at Alice Cotton Mill
and were washing In tho brand
preparatory to coming to town fo
something to eat when the officer
approached them.
Both are young men, Ballew ap
pearlng to bo about 21 and Wilso:
about 25 years old. The pistols oh
fained from them were fine blue ste?
weapons, one a .3S calibre and on
a .46.
Though there was no moro oxolM
nient than would be usual over sue
jan oeoupcnce, Sheriff Hoard rh pu g I
' it would he bettor to hnvo ibo prh
! oners in the State penitentiary* >]
they could bo better guarded an
their wounds better cared for. Coi
sentiently, under proper guard an
in a high-powered automobile, tl:
prisoners left Pickens some time c
Monday evening for tho penltei
Mary.
Mr. Holcombe Good Officer.
Chief of Police Holcombe was
fine officer and uncommonly popula
I lt is seldom that a town is wrappt
in as deep gloom as overshado\
the town of Easley on account
tho tragic death of this faithf
guardian of the law. He was alwa;
alert, faithful and unafraid to do h
duty as he saw it, yet he was linus
ally considerate of the rights of a
Every day ho had a smile and kii
word for his friends.
He came first to Eabley as an c
fleer about five years ago from Ce
tral, where ho has been an officer
the law, and served the town he
about two years. He then farmed
Laurens county one year. He th
started to farm near Liberty t
next year, hut was persuaded
? come back to Easley as chief of r
lice in May, 1919, and he hold t
position of bhief from that limo u
til his untimely death last Monda;
Ho was born in Laurens coun
43 years ago. He was a member
j the Six-Mile Baptist church and w
' also n W. O. W. Surviving him a
his widow and ono daughter, M
Viola Holcombe; his mother, M
Elvira Holcombe, of Pickens coun
and tho following brothers and s
ters: John Eslio and Jos R. H
combo, of Liberty; W. T. Holcoml
of Easloy; H. A. Holcombe, of Lat
ens county; S. D. Holcombe, of T<
ns; Mrs. Estelle Aloxandor, of Pi<
ents, and Mrs. Vlnotta Crow, al
of Pickens.
Funeral sorvices were conduct
by Rev. D. W. Hiott at tho resider
and tho body was laid to rest
Woatview cemetery, whore 'Jt w
buried by his brothren of tho Wot
men of tho World. A number of o
cora of Greenville county nnd c
were present to attend the fu?era
"Wo only Bought Rat Poison
Twice/' write? Jesse Smith, N. J
"I threw the first kind away; couldn't lie hothcre
mixinf? it with meat, cheese. Then I tried Rat-Snai
SAY, that's the st ulTl It comes In cakes, all read
touse. And Usure does kill rats." 35c. 65c. $1.21
Sold and guaranteed by
Barton's Drug Store,
Whitmite-Murett Hardware Co
The greater part of tho forel
trado of India passes through I
port of Calcutta.
JS.
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in its possibilit?s, because wherever you no THE FORD DEALER is prepared to take caro of your
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tho way of labor-saving, time-saving machinery, FORI>-TA UGH T and SKILLED workmen, and tho
genuine FORD-MADE PARTS. Wo want you to remember this because it means that your car need
never bo hilo.
WU CAN NOW ?IVE YOU REASONABLY PROMPT DELIVERIES, and it is only fair to us that
you should leave your orders with as little delay as possible. If you want us to bo prompt tn making
delivery, you will bo, prompt in placing your order,
WALHALLA, S. C.
WESTMINSTER, S. C.
PHONE 34.
?J? *l* ?!? ?I? ?J? ?J? ?J? ?I- .{* ?I* -I* *l* *l- ?I*
.J. " TINO PEST.'1 ?t
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In my last article, "The Under
fed," 1 said that I would give you a
little history of "The Pest," for 1
hnvo raised twenty-two crop3 of cot
ton and have worked three years In
a cotton mill under the leadership
of tho best mill men in tho South. 1
have raised and woven hundreds of
thousands of yards of cloth.
Now, let us seo how many miles
wo travel in the cultivation of ton
acres of cotton: Cutting stalks, 27
miles; turning land, 140 miles; har
rowing, 18 miles; hauling fertilizer,
35 miles; putting lu fertilizer, 27
milos and planting, ?A milos; six
i i.u)tiv..iii>i)b. 168 milos; two hoe
lugs, Vi miles; picking, 1 Xii miles;
havl?'.g to gin nnd market, iv! milt's.
Ada about 50 miles to this for the
walking that you will be compelled
to do in connection with the produc
tion of five 500-pound Tmles of cot
ton, and that will give you a nice,
dusty, back-breaking trip of 701
miles. Based on to-day's market the
cotton would bring you $275. Ex
penses: Fertilizers, $140; horse
shoeing, feeding and tools, $60;
taxes, $9; intel est on Investment,
; $80. That would leave you In the
j hole $39 and a free trip of 7 01 miles
with nothing to eat and nothing to
wear, taxes unpaid, and out of gas.
Here are some prices that I have
on fertilizers: 1O-3-0, $.12 cash or
$42 on November 1st-that's 60 per
cent Interest. Are you going to pay
it? Had you rather walk 701 miles
for a few dollars for your wlfo and
children? Well, plant moro food
stuff and then you will get pay for
your walking.
Now, how far does the other fel
low walk? The cotton-buyer walk?
about nine steps and slashes your
bale of cotton and pulls out about
one pound and says:
"Do you want to try tho market?"
"Yes," you say, and you will take
your little sample in your horny
hands and trot up and down the
stieet, and then come back to the
first bidder and say, "I can't get it
boat."
Then the buyer will blow 25-cont
cigar smoke in your faco and you
will turn your Samson twist In your
mouth, and say, "Can't you give mo
just a.llttlo moro for lt?" And then
tho good, honest cotton buyer will
say, "No, I'm giving you above the
market now." Then ho will throw
your samples over 1n a box before lt
ls weighed, so he can have some cot
ton bales at tho end of the season
for himself.
Wo aro paying In Oconeo to-day
to got our cotton handled moro than
$28,000 a year-twelve cotton buy
ers, six weighers, twelve truckers,
ton book-keepers-not Including tho
four cotton mills within our borders.
How much longer are we going
to tolerate such a system as wo have
In handling our little cotton crop?
Maybe some day wo will wako up to
a hotter system. Ono man, ono book
keeper, wo truckers could handle
our cotton from somo central point
direct to tho mills for loss than als
thousand dollars. That alone would
save us moro than $22,000. Surely
among Oconeo's cotton farmers wi
could find ono honest man that had
brains enough to handlo our little
cotton crop.
Now, this Hom of expenso comes
in just before the real robbing game
gets started.
Now, let's seo what we can make
out of our twenly-ilve hundred
pounds of lint cotton-five thousand
$1.50 Sunday shirts that have been
reduced from $3. The finished pro
duct will cost us $7,500. Then let's
seo bow long it will take us to weave
it. Ono good weaver cnn \veave one
thousand yards of this cloth in ten
hours, or tho five bales in fifteen
days-at a salary of four dollars a
day. Now, we have made tho cotton
and woven tho cloth, which is about
sixty-five per cent of the actual labor
I in producing and finishing this pro
duct-first to tho picker room, then
to the card room, then to tho spin
ning room, and then t0_.the woaVe
shop, then io the cloth room, where
lt gets Its final finish- -making the
total cont pf tho actual labor about
$7(?o. and leaving a not profit o?
$6,300, which goes in high salaries
and to all kinds of brokers and mid
dle men and gamblers and thieves
before it gets back to the consumer.
We farmers are just 701 miles
from common sense. There is not a
monkey in tho jungles of Africa that
would allow another troop of monk
! eys to steal his cocoanut. Ile would
fight to his death. But we cotton
farmers have nothing to say but
I "What will you give me for my pro
duct?" or "What will you take for
your finished goods?" We have ab
solutely nothing to say ns to what
i we will take or what wo will give.
Surely there is a day coming when
! we "poor white trash and niggers"
will have Just a little say-so in what
wo buy and sell.
Last October when that English
professor and authority on cotton
I have forgotten his name-made a
tour of the South, he said he was'
surprised and shocked at the awful
conditions that tho cotton farmers
were in-half clothed and half
housed. The greatest trouble ls that
there aro too many men between the
producer and manufacturer and too
many between the manufacturer and
the consumer. About thirty per cent
of tho so-called business men should
bo cut out, and if this lind been
done we could to-day bo getting one
dollar a pound for our cotton and
tho mills could pay a dividend; mid
If the thieves and gamblers in cotton
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package of genuine Bayor Tablets of
Aspirin. Then you will bo following
tho directions and dosage worked out
by physicians during 21 yenrs, and
proved safe by millions. Take no
chances with substitutes. If you seo
tho bayer Cross on tablets, you can
tako thom without fear for colds,
headache, neuralgin, rheumatism,
caracho, toothache, lumbago and for
pain. Handy tin boxes of twelve tab
lots cost few conts. Druggists also
soil larger packages. Aspirin is tho
trado mark of Bayer Manufacture of
Monoacoticacido8ter of Salicyllcacid.
-adv.
wcro put on tho chain gang, or to
work, and if wo didn't have sonso
enough to cut down production, thou
wo should let our law-makers pass
such laws as might be necessary to
restrict tho amount of acres to be
planted In cotton.
The beat, of our boys and girls ara
leaving tho farms, for they aro get
ting disgusted with their one-gal
luscd daddies for letting somobody
else tell them what he will give him
or what he will take. It seems to mo
that tho cotton farmer has less to
do with his own business than any
one else in tho world. Ninety per
cont of tho advice that we aro get
ting through the papers and maga- ?
zinos comes from people who would""
not know a "goose-neck hoe" from,
a binder, and would"' rief;"kno"w'"\Vh'loh,~
end ni a hard-tail to hitch to a .
plow.
Mon, let's clo something ai d quit,
listening lo these mahogany de.Mk
writers about this surplus. It's low-*
grades and linters that will be hore
for the next fifty years. Hold to
your good cotton If possible, for it
will bo selling at a premium before
Juno. When a cotton mill closes;
down to laco a belt cotton jg o os
down, and it is put In big head
line? in the newspapers, and when
n cotton mill runs double shifts, tho
fact may be mentioned, but it will
bo put away back on the back-sldo
of the papers In fine print, so that
It will bo overlooked. Tho biggest
?un works in thc world, instead of
making guns and ammunition, is
making textile goods. I found that
in a back corner of a newspaper.
Yours for less cotton and fertil
izers end more foodstuff,
R. D. McDonald.
Westminster Route 4.
GIRLS! HA VB THIICK,
SOFT, HEAVY HAIR!
-1
A 35-cont bottle of "Dandorino"
will not only rid your scalp of de
structive dandruff and stop falling;
hair, but immediately your hair
seems twice as abundant, and so
Wondrous glosey. Let "Danderine"
save your hair. Have lots of long?
heavy hair, radiant with Ufo and
boauty.-Adv.
Salem School Improvement.
Tho Salem School Improvement
Association will give an entertain
ment on Friday night, March 18th.
A splendid program will bo carrlod
out, and supper will be sorvod to
thoso who doslro to buy supper at
ibo school house. A fee of flvo and
ten cents will bo charged for admis
sion. Tho proceeds will go toward
improvements for the school.
W. H. Nicholson, Chairman.
Habitual Constipation Cured
In 14 to 21 Days
.LAX-FOS WITH PEPSIN" is a specially
prepared Syrup Tonic-Laxative for Habitual
Constipation. It relieves promptly but
should bo taken regularly for 14 to 21 days
to induce regular action. It Stimulates and
Regulates. Very Pleasant to Tako. 60c
per bottle.
The Salem R. S. I. A.
Tho R. S. I. A. of Si 'om will givo
a community supper in tho school
auditorium Friday, March 18th, be
ginning at 7.30 p m. Tho procoods
will bo used f- r improvements of tho
school In general. The public is cor
dially Invited to attond.
Colds Cause Grip and Influenza
LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE Tablets remove the*
cause. There Is only one "Bromo Qulnlno." E.W.
GROVE'S ligature on the box. 30c.

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