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God as Love
and Light ?
By REV. E. J. PAGE
Director ot Missionary Course,
Moody Bible Institute, Chicago.
TEXT-Serve the Lord with fear and
r?Jolco with trembling.-Ps. 2:11.
..Rejoice with trembling 1" What an
odd coupling of conflctlng emotions I
Fear and Joy In
the snme breast,
at the same time,
and toward the
same object I
But is not the
Christian life, yes,
nil life for that
matter, full of
I n g contradic
tions, nnd mu
statements of op
(Iuds life only
when he consents
to lose his life.
Ile gels all when he lets go of all.
Ile ls strong only when he is weak.
Ile ascends to the loftiest heights
of moral grandeur only via the valley
of humiliation, Unding always that the
way up leads down.
His widest freedom ls achieved only
In the depths of servitude to Christ.
He is "sorrowful yet always rejoic
ing; poor yoi making ninny rich; as
having nothing and yet possessing all
things" (Il Cor. 0:10).
So In our text we ure confronted
with a paradox of contradictory emo
tions, both to he held in a balance of
poise in our service of Jehovah ; wo
ure to "rejoice with trembling."
And do not these paradoxes root
back Into the paradoxes of Cod? We
read "God ls love," and we rejoice;
we read also that "God Is light," and
before that burning we tremble.
"If thou, Lord, shouldest mark In
iquity, O Lord, who shrill stand?"
Here Is the light, and the trembling.
"But there ls forgiveness with theo
that thou mayest be feared." Behold
here tile love, and our consequent re
joicing (Psalm 130:8, 4).
"|f Thou Shouldest Mark Iniquity."
"This, then, ls the inessnge . . .
that God is light and in Him ls no
darkness nt all." He ls said to "dwell
in tlie light which no man cnn ap
proach unto," the pure white light of
Ills awful holiness and truth, burning
so bright that no unclean, Iniquitous
thlnfi cnn abide lt.
V/? ?n u little these? days about tho
..wrath of God," and yet tho Bible ls
lurid with the red slg.nils of Ilia warn
ings. It Is still on the pages of Holy
Writ that "He bath appointed a day
in which He will Judge the world in
righteousness by that Man whom Ho
John, Hie apostle, saw that Man
and so bright was the light of His
shining that he fell at His feet os one
dead. But of that day and its floreo
burning we hear little nowadays*. We
have presumed In our Ignorance and
hardness of heart upon an imaginary
goodness in God. which winks at sin
nnd passes lightly the Iniquity of men.
We have lost our fathers' reverence
for the Book, and have consequently
forgotten the "fear of Jehovah."
Wlio will dare to say that the wave
of crime that ls now sweeping thc
whole world ls not due to the loss of
this trembling before a Holy God?
Read that terse searching summary of
apostolic logic In the third chapter of
Romans, 10 to 18, which ls a cluster
of burning cools from off the Old
Testament altar. It begins with:
"There ls none righteous ; no, not one,"
and ends by asserting the reason,
"There Is no fear of God before their
"God ls love," infinite fathomless
love, but "God ls light," too-nwful,
burning, searching light. Ile may bo
merciful, my friend, but be MUST bo
Just. "It is a fearful thing to fall
Into the hands of the living God,"
(Heb. 10:31), "for our God ls a con
suming fire" (Hob. 12:20).
"But There Is Forgiveness With Thee."
Oxygen gas is a terrible engine of
destruction. A car of dynamite ex
plodes and a city of a million homes
is rocked to Its foundations. The ex
plosion was oxygen gas hastening Into
union with carbon; just concentrated
combustion, and yet that gas which ls
the principal agent of destruction ht
the "consuming fire" ls the most harm
less of gases. Submerge the most deli
cate dye-tints in a bath of oxygen and
not the least effect can be discovered,
nnd Hie filmiest down of a thistle ls
safe In the wafting of Its zephyrs. All
animate creatures are dependent upon
this gentle, harmless, yet terribly de
And so lt ls with God; He that can
consume In tho fierceness of His anger
is "merciful nnd gracious, slow to an
ger, and plenteous in mercy," and "Ills
goodness londeth thee to repentance."
"Let the wicked forsake lils ways
nnd the unrighteous mari lils thoughts;
nnd let him return unto the Lord, nnd
He will have mercy upon him, and
unto our God for lie will abundantly
pardon." (Isaiah f>5:7). This Ho
cnn do because "lite Lord hath laid
on ll?m (Jesus our Savior) the in
iquity of us all."
"On tho mount of Crucifixion
Fountains opened deep nnd wide;
Through the ?lood-R?iten of Ood'n mercy
Flowed a vant nnd glorious tide.
Lovo und grace like mighty rivers,
Flowed incessant from above;
And God's perfect truth and Justice
Kissed a guilty world In love."
-Old Welsh Hymn.
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BEWILDERING TO THE MIND j
Everyday Measurements of Selene?
That Ar? Almost Beyond Com?
prehension of th? Layman.
One great difficulty In the study of
astronomy ls to comprehend the Im
mensity of the distances and sizes In
volved. For Instance, we can form no
conception of the site or distance of
Suppose there was a spherical shell
of the diameter of the sun. Suppose
n great genie should drop Into this
shell, every second, night and day, a
ball the size of the earth. How long
would lt take to fill the shell? Would
lt take aa hour, a day, or a week? In
fact, lt would take two weeks, and
when full the shell would contain more
than 1,000.0000 earths.
The distance to the sun is 03.000,000
miles. How long woyjfj ?t take a can
non hall to ron ch the sim, If shot from
the enrth, and continued on its course
st a uniform velocity? In order not
to underestimate the distance some
might sny a yenr. In fact lt would
than l.OOO.tWO earths.
Astronomically speaking, the above
distance ls very short. The sun ls our
nearest star. Strain the imagination
by trying to 'comprehend the velocity
of light which would pass seven time?
around tho earth In one second of
time. Now stagger tho brain by trying
to think of stars, so remote from us i
that a million years are required for
their light to cross the enormous abyss
thal separates them from us. Think
of lt! When that ray of light, which :
now Outers the eye, started on its ?
course, perhaps there was no life on
this carib.-John Candue Dean In tin?
REFUSED HAND OF SULTAN
Offer of Marriage by Ruler of Sulu
Was Turned Down by Alice
The Moro ls not all bad. He has
his good points. There has never been
a case where a Moro hos murdered an
American woman, and there are many
j American women In Moroland. This
abstinence, however, ls not due to
Moro chivalry, but to the fact that In
the Moro thought women have no
Not that the believed soullessness
j of the sex keeps the Moro from be*
. lng n ladies' man. In fnct, he is In?
! dined to be very gallant. The fa
1 mous visit of the Taft party, ac
companied by the then Miss Alice
Roosevelt, some years ago (and
long to be remembered In the Phil?
; ipplnes), was attended by a ohnr
ac tori Stic exhibition of Moro gul- j
lanny. When this party visited
' JolO-no trip tn the Islands would
bo completo without visiting this
picturesque island-his royal high?
1 ness, the sultan of Sulu, immedi
ately offered his hand in marriage
1 to tho daughter of the President
He addressed her ns the American
princess, and tho nome of Princess
Alice still clings to her In the Phil
ippines. Tho fact that his highness
already had a couple of dozen wives
scattered around the town was no
I deterrent In case of a Mohammedan
Encouraging the Hen.
The modern method of Increasing
the quantity of eggs that may be ob
tained from hens is turning on electric
lights in their pens in the middle of
. the night, thereby awakening them, to
tho end teat they eat an extra meal
and thus approach closer than ever be
fore the ideal of laying on egg a day,
week after week. One cannot but
? think that this lengthening of the
working day for hens ls a device of
the same genius who discovered that
; there was no need of arising at dawn
; to feed the poultry. Ile simply waited
* until after the henyard denizens had
; gone to roost, and then scattered their
? morning meal. The hens found their
I brenkfnat walting for them In the
. morning, while the Ingenious one arose
; and went about the affairs of ibo day
i only when lie felt so inclined. No
chanticleer called him to work.
"Automobile" Street Car.
Mechanical arrangement similar in
many respects to that of an automo
bile Is the distinguishing feature of a
new form of gasollne-drlvcn Interur
ban car described In Popular Me
chanics Magazine. Though the body,
scating ?15 passengers, ls like that of a
standard modern street car, there is a
long hood extending In front, in which
the 50-horsepower engine ls mounted.
An auto-type gear shift ls provided,
and a shaft transmits the power to
thc rear wheels. Air brakes, electric
lights, and n hot water beating plant
ore other details of tho equipment
Tho car makes n round trip of 40
miles In a little more than two nnd
one-half hours, consuming about five
and one-half gallons of gasoline, or
ono gallon to seven miles.
"Ali!" exclaimed the fallen baseball
star ns he wiped away a tear. "If I
had only thought about that song tho
young people were singing when I was
a bush league player I"
I "What was lt?" asked a sympathetic
j " 'Take Rack Tour Cold V "-liirm
; Ingham Age-Herald.
Bad Housing and Tuberculosis.
Because of hick of housing In New
York Doctor Copeland, city health
Commissioner, fears mi Increase In the
tuberculosis mortality rate. He says
insanitary conditions create an ex
cellent f:dd for the spread of disease
and aro sure to result In ti moral and
NEW MONTE CARLO IN CUBA?
Possibility That World-Famous <V>?>
blina Establishment May Ba I
Located on the leland. j
.The greatest gambling center tn
the world will be located In the west
ern hemisphere if plans for 'palaces'
in Cuba develop os given out," said
Walter I?. Harris of Havanna. "Cuba ;
is already beset with the gambling
fever, and fortunes change hands
there almost every day. (
"Since the announcement of the
prince of Monaco that ho ls prepar- j
lng to close Monte Cnrlo, there have
been extensive preparations for the
establishment of great gambling pal
aces designed to attract tim spurting
element that now visits Monte Carlo 1
to the 'Peurl of the Antilles.* Several
villages have been surveyed with the j
view of locating this gnmbllng cen
ter, but so fur no definite decision has
been reached. 1
"Gambling is already flourishing In
Havana. The Casino de In Playa ls a
great garish temple of roulette, where j
wonderful dinners are served at less j
than cost. The profit to the house I
comes from the wheel. The men who |
take women to tho Casino for dinner I
Invariably back them at the wheel.
"The moratorium now In effect on
the Island has not nffocted the crowds l
at the Casino, because they are most
ly composed of tourists, and the vis
itor ls treated to tho sight of a conn
try, apparently bankrupt but gnmbllng |
madly, where fortunes change hands j
overnight and the beggar Of today
may bo tho rich man of tomorrow.**
HUMAN FACE AS A BEACON
Radiometer Able to Record tho
"Shine" Thrown Off, at a Distance
of Several Miles.
Novelists that speak of a face
"lighting up" pul down un actual truth
that few of them aro aware of or In
tend. One of the most delicate In
struments In the world, a radiometer,
records the "shine" of n human face,
and cnn do lt at a distance of several
miles. So delicate ls the Instrument
that lt can detect and record the glim
mer of a candle bnlf a mlle away, and
If there were no atmospheric obstruc
tion lt could detect the same candle 10
miles away. The Instrument consists
.f two thin glass disks, one polished
and one blackened, suspended by a
quartz thread In a vacuum. Waves of
radiant energy striking this Instru
[ ment disturb Its balance, because the
bright disk reflects them, while the
black one absorbs them.
I While the human face to the nor
I mal eye gives out no waves et radiant
energy, tho fact remains that a con
stant flow ot energy ts being thrown
off, and these waves travel an un
known distance. Although the radio
meter ls a wonderful and delicate In
strument, there ls a thermal couplo
ten times as sensitive ns the radiome
ter and lt can detect tho bent of a
i candle GO milos distant.
Italy- to the Rescue.
Visiting a school ls a doubtful pleas
i tire. Rut the woman had promised to
call for a friend who ls known ns a
."rooky" teacher. She waited until al
most closing time before entering the
school, a red brick, lumpy sort of
building, not specially attractive. It
j looked ns If she lind como too soon.
All eyes soon focussed on her Instead
of on the busy little teacher. The
word "trio" was being explained to
the children and volunteers were
asked to stund and use the word in a
sentence. And no ene need expect to
go home until the word was fully ex
Little R. T. coaxed, "Come now, tell
mo Just one little story with 'trio* In
Timidly, swarthy little Giuseppe
raised his band. Ills naturally happy
face was strained In his effort to help.
Then flashed a bright smile at tho
woman and shouted cheerfully:
"It ls nearly trio clock."-New
Go to Class by Underground Tunnels.
An underground tunnel system that
bas all the fascination of the cata
combs, although It servos the less dra
matic function of convoying heating
pipes, is one of tho chief attractions
nt Wellesley college.
It has Just been completed and un
dergrnduntes aro being permitted to
ramble around under tho 300-nere
The tunnels are six feet high and
wide enough for comfortable walking.
Girls have found that no matter how
cold the weather, lt ls o good plan to
abandon coals when taking this long
adventure. Thc temperature from tho
beating pipes ls about that of n Turk
This Oil May Cure Leprosy.
The use of Cbnulmoogra oil has been
known for some time to have some vir
tue in the treatment of leprosy, and
recently lt lins been discovered that
there nie n great many points of simi
larity between tho germs of leprosy
and those of tuberculosis. This bas
led to some government experiments
in the direction of combating tuber
culosis which will be conducted nt Ha
Iron Ore From the Alp?.
A new iron ore Held hus been discov
ered In Switzerland which ls estimated
to contain <17.000.000 tons, which will
assure to Switzerland, nt prewar con
sumption rate, sufllclent iron oro to
last for 45 years. The federnl council
suggests n provision by the government
of 1,200,000 francs upon condition that
a total capital of 4,000,000 francs ls
raised fer exploitation.
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THE FORD RUNABOUT needs
ply the (lomond with something
able tu get enough' from the fn<
enough. There aro more than 1
and of this number about tim
in America, but we have ono lui
looks, from the way the doman
we can satisfy that demand.
IT IS OX IO GREAT LITTLE U'l
worker in the factory, from tlu
contractor timi Iiis employ?e? \
those days us the handkerchief
ROTT li IC OF ROOZE EXPLODES,
And Magistrate's Court ls Quickly
Clcurcd as Result.
Now York, April 8.-New York's
night court, busy as a result of the
police department's first drive at
enforcement of the State pro' (bilton
law, adjourned temporarily in dis
order early to-day when a quart bot
tle of confiscated liquor exploded in
tho pocket, of a detective.
The detective stood before the
magistrate supporting a man who,
with bowed head, was confessing that!
he had partaken too freely of the'
brew that intoxicates.
* ^Whore's tho evidence?" asked the
Tll? d< '. etive's hand moved toward
his pocket; Willowed a loud report,
some ono Shoo ted "botrtb," and a
rush for the exits began. The detec
tive was hurled to tho floor, as was
his prisoner. The magistrate and
others In the court gathered outside
and returned only when apprised of
the canso of the explosion.
The next defendant on the docket,
a father of ten, still trembling as a
result of the explosion scare, took a
pledge to a bs titi n ."for ever and
A WALHALLA WOMAN'S EXPER
Can you doubt the evidence of this
You can verify Walhalla endorse
Mrs. A. L. Tilley, 6 James St., Wal
halla, says: "I had backache and
kidney trouble some time ago and 1
think lt was caused by overwork. My
back got terribly soro and ached all
tho time. Sweeping or bonding over
was almost Impossible. I got dlzay
and black specks came beforo my
eyes. Mornings I was so lame and
soro I could hardly got around. I had
headaches and nervous spoils, too.
My kidneys didn't act as they should
and I was in' pretty bad condition.
I used Donn's Kidney Pills and they
made me feel bettor right away. In
a short timo I was entirely cured."
Prlco GOc, nt all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy-got
Donn's Kidney Pills-the snmo that
Mrs. Tilley bad. Foster-Mi I burn Co.,
Mfrs., Du ff alo. N. Y.
Mox Supper nt Coonee Creek.
There will be a box supper at Coo
nee Crook school house on Friday
night. April 15th, beginning nt 8
o'clock. Music will bo furnished to
entertain tho audience. All neigh
boring schools aro invited to bring
boxes. Everybody welcome.
Ibis invitation ls extended by W.
W. Wost, J. C. Ivester and Miss Alma
Card of Thanks.
Hklitor Keoweo Courier:
Wo wish through tho columns of
your valuable paper to thank our
friends and noighbors for their time
ly assistance and so ninny deeds of
kindness rendered us during tho ill
ness and at tho death of our dear
father, James Rrock; and wo thank
each and every ono of thom for the
beautiful floral offerings. May God
richly rownrd thom and abundantly
bless is our prayer.
Seneca, April 7th, 1921.-adv.
THE UNIVERSAL CAR
? no advertising. About all wo bave to
; like prompt ness, and tbo Kelling ls
et ?ry to meet tbo demand, and do not
roitr million five hundred thousand Fo
:o hundred thousand aro in foreign
indrod and live to ono hundred and te
ul comes in, that, wo will have to sell
l l MTV. lt, fits Into every man's want
; country blacksmith to the millionnii
Io the millionaire sporting man's onto
S. C. WEST*
IAS. HIMICU CALIJHD TO KHWAltl)
Was Veteran ol'Civil War and Highly
Seneca, lt F. D" April 7.-Special:
At 2.30 o'clock Friday morning, the
1st of April, tho immortal Hpirit oil
.James I3rock left its tabernacle of I
clay and entered into rest eternal.
He had lived to the ripe old age of
88 years, and he was a useful man
in his community, a man of integri
ty, honesty and uprightness. In early
manhood he, with his good wife,
joined the Beaverdam Baptist church
und in later years they moved their
membership to Townvillo and thence
to Cross Roads, whore he remained
:t consistent member until hin dOath,
vliic.h was duo lo an attack of pneu
monia. All that loved ones could
do was done to suv thc reaper.
Death, but his body hoing ?0 frail
the attack was more than ho could
withstand. He was doubtless glad
to hear the summons, "Enough
como up higher; your mansion ls
ready for you."
'.Mr. Brock was married to Miss
Marrett, of Fair Blay, who precoded
bini to the grave eleven years and
I've months. To this union eight
children were born, namely: A. J.,
J. M.. T. W., B. C., of Westminster
and Seneca, and L. O., of Lavonia,
e.a.. and Mrs. 'Belle Carroll, of West
minster; Mrs. Josie Owen, of Sen
eca, and Miss Sallie Brock, who made
her home with her father, minister
ing to bis wants and comfort. He
also had 44 grand-children, eight
great-grand-children, and one bro
ther. Fnos, who lives with his son,
Lawrence, in Chatanooga, Tenn.,
this brother being three and a half
years older than was the deceased,
and one half-brother, Isaac, who is
living at Fair Blay.
Another ono of the veterans has
dropped from tho ranks. Ho served
four years, through tho entire war,
doing his bit valiantly and well.
Ills casket was borne to the last
resting lpace by six of his grandsons,
Adger, Fvans, Boone, Johnnie, Gary
and Clarenco Brock, and following
the casket was the floral offering, at
testing Ibo esteem in which he was
held, this being carried by six of
his gr*and-(laughters. After funeral
services, conducted by his pastor,
Bev. Davidson, of Greenville, his re
mains wero laid to rest by the side
of his wife. Ho has crossed over
tho river and is resting under the
shade of the trees. Boaco to lils
A large concourse of relatives and
friends wore present lo pay the last
sad tribute to this dearly beloved
Aged Vork Citizen Makes "Begs."
York. S. C., April 7.-Dr. W. R.
Irwin, SI yeera of age. the oldest
white citizen of this county, makes
wooden legs. Tho doctor lost his
own right le, .>y a shell during tho
War Between the States. Ho built
a wooden leg according to his own
notion, and he has been making
them for other people ever since.
A Woman Wrote Tho Canny News*
Minn., December 10, as Follows;
"li nny swbscribersask what you think of Rat-Snap,
tell them itt thc best rat exterminator I know. Rats
were taking our eggs, oats, corn; had full swing In our
ecllar. I used Rat-Snap for two days and rats hava
elearcdout completely." Thrceslzcs:35c,65c.$1.25.
Sold and guaranteed bv
Barton'* Drug Store,
Whitinlro-Mnrctt Hardware Co.
do is to toll you wo can sup
over. Wo have novcr been
supposo wo over will got
rd Cars in operation to-day,
countries, tho rest right here
n millions of people, and it
that many Runabouts before
.s, from (he physician to tito
o railroad owner, from tito
tirage, almost ns necessary
MAX SAYS WOMAN HIRED ll IM
And Friend for $5,000 to Shoot Jos.
i>. Elwell, Whist Expert.
New York, April 7.-Tho alleged
confession at Buffalo last night of
IRoy Harris that he and a friond
were hired by a woman to kill Jos.
B. Elwell, tho whist expert and turf
man, here last June, heightened in
terest to-day In the now investiga
tion of the baffling murder, started
last week by former District Attorney
General Chas. S. Whitman.
?Harris, arrested on a forgery
charge, is roported to have signed a
confession at he and William Dun
kin wore b jd by a "Mrs. Fairchild""'
to go to fi,? .feat ei homo and kill him, .
a deed for which they wore to re
lClwell had many affairs with wo
men, and a number of these wore
brought into (he caso in tho investi
gation that followed tho mur'dor.
Nono of them, however, was named
"Fairchild." This name, tho police
. say, might, havo been assumed for
I the occasion. They hope Harris may
bo able to describe tho woman ho
knew as "Mrs. Fairchild," and in
that evont. they may be able to es
tablish her identity.
The alleged confession of Harris,
assorting that a woman hired two
mon to kill Elwell, is practically tho
only thoory of the crime which had
never been advanced.
Elwell was ?found with a 1 u'.let
through his head, In a room off tho
reception hall of his residence. He
was still alive when bis housekeeper
found him at 8.30 o'clock on tho
morning of Juno ll. He waa bare
footed and clad In night clothing..
He died several hours later without
uttering a word that would load to .
tho Identity of his assailant. Ono .
opened letter and several others,
unopened, lay on his lap when tho
housekeeper found him. No revolver
was found in the room.
SIX KI DI. FD IX TRA IX WRECK.
Southern Railway's Royal Palm Lim
ited Der?.Med in Tennessee.
(larriman, Tenn., April 7. - Tho
.Southern fast train No. 2 was de
railed forty miles north of here this
afternoon at 2.4? o'clock near New
River, Tenn. The engine and tank
partly turned over and three coaches
and three sleepers were turned over,
according to advices received here,
and two persons were killed and 25
to 35 injured. Tho two killed wero
passengers, it was said. Tho derail
ment wns attributed to a buckled
The injured were taken to Somer
set, Ky., fifty miles north of tho
scene of the wreck. Tho dead aro:
F. E. Cook, Orion. Mich.; E. J. Bu
shey, Detroit, Mich.; F. Rammlch,
Detroit; Harry Sickles, St. Mary's,
Ohio; .loo Kramer, Chicago; Wil
liam Parks, aged 87, of tho Soldiers'
Home, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Threo coaches wore overturned
and threo Blooping cars derailed. Tho
wrock, which was duo, nccordlng to
railroad mon, to buckling or spread
ing of the rails, occurred just north
of Now Rivor, Tonn.
Tho Royal Palm Limited runs
from Jacksonville, Fla., to Chicago.
Tn Italy last year moro than 4 000
cases of sleoplng sickness, resulting
In 1017 deaths, wero reported.