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By REV. B. B. SUTCLIFFE
Ejctcnuion Department, Moody
li I bio Instituto, Chicago.
TEXT.-Boing- justified freely by Hil
grace through the redemption that IG In
Christ Josue.-Rom. Ztt4.
"A miss ls as good us a mlle." Two
men hurry to catch a train und both
arrive too late.
One misses lt by
ten minutes, the
other by one min
ute. As far as
catching the train
ls concerned the
latter might Just
as well have ar
rived ten minutes
late us the ono
minute. Just so
ls tho NEED of
ed In Romans 3:23 : "There ls no dif
ference, for all have sinned und como
short of the glory of Cod." There
may be a wide difference In the de
gree of sinfulness, but there ls none
as far as the fact of sin ls concerned ;
"a miss ls as good as a mlle."
The SOURCE of Justification Is
found In the grace of God. "Being
Just I lied freely by Ills grace."-Ro
mans 8:24. The word translated
"freely" here ls the sumo word used
by Jesus In John 15:25: "They hated
?no WITHOUT A CAUSE" In Him
was no cause for their hatred but
they hated Him "freely." There is no
cause In the sinner for justification,
for "nil have sinned," God Justifies
the sinner freely (or, without a cause)
by His grace.
The METHOD of receiving just Id
ea lion ls hy faith. "Therefore being
justified hy faith."-Rom. 5:1. It
Is not hy works of any kind, past,
present or future, but by simple faith.
This is where the religion of the world
and the religion of the Bible are nt
variance. The world would hove Justi
fication depend on what the sinner
does, or attempts to do, or promises to
do. God Justifies freely; without n
cause In the one Justified. The mo
ment the sinner lets go of every other
hope and trusts wholly In whnt God
has done, he stands Justified before
God. Some continually wonder if they
have enough faith or if the faith they
have ls the right kind. If there ls
faith at all lt is enough and if lt Is faith
In what God has done it ls the right
kind. If God justified a sinner for
anything that sinner does, or attempts
to do, or promised to do, "Justified
by faith" would have no place in
The man who most earnestly and
m??f r- >-.,- paved ls the
.".rv on who most earnestly and
Uio?t slnoere'j denies tho need tnt the
sacrifice of Christ upon inc (ross.
The GROUND upon which dod ls
cnublou j>..?><n,* ult oellevlug binnet
is the blood of Christ. "Being Justi
fied by Ills blood."-Rom. 5:0. It ls
the blood of Christ ulone that pro
cures justification for thc believer. It
is because tho death of Christ so fully
r?4noveb all that stands against the
sinner, every spot and stain of sin,
every act of disobedience, every trans
gression against God, that God Him
self sees St no moro. The believer,
therefore, ls as far removed from the
judgment on sin as the blood-sheltered
Israelite was removed from Judgment
during the night of the passover in
Egypt. At that time the word wus.
"When I see the blood I will pass over
you."-Exod. 12:13. Nothing was
said concerning any other protection
eave the blood ; If that was upon the
door those behind lt were ns safe as
God could make them. They were
?nfc, not because of anything In them
selves, but because of the blood. They
were saved "freely," without n cause
in themselves. So the bellevor today
is Justified freely through the redemp
tion that ls In Christ Jesus. "Christ
our passover ls sacrificed for us."
I Cor. 5:7. We must be "Justified by
blood" or not nt all.
The CONTINUITY of Justification
lies In the fact that "lt ls Omi that
justlneth."-Rom. 8:33. It ls God
who ls sinned against and If He Is sat
isfied with what Christ has done upon
Gie cross and Justifies upon that
ground, who can bring any charge
against the believer? Whnt end
would be served by charging anyone
with a crime If the Judge of that crime
Just Hied and set at liberty the person
Thc reason why many ure not justi
fied ls found in Romans 10:1-4, "They,
going about to establish the.r own
righteousness, have not submitted
themselves to thc righteousness of
God." Attempting to establish ono's
own righteousness is refusing ?he
righteousness of God which Ile fro-dy
offers to all who will receive lt hy
Justification ls needed hy every sin
ner, ls provided by the grace of God,
ls procured by the blood of Christ and
is offered to all who will accept lt by
simple faith. It ls possessed through
faith by the one who censed from his
own efforts to be saved. It ls rejected
through unbelief by the one who con
tinues In his own efforts to be saved.
' Those Wh( are Gone.
Those who are gone you have. Those
who departed loving you love still;
nnd you love them always. They are
not really gone, those dear hearts and
true-they are only gone into the next
room : and you will presently get up
and follow them, and yonder door will
he close' upon you. and you will be no
more seen, - William Makepeace
Subscribo for The Courier. (Best*
SOUTH CAROLINA OIN REPORT.
Statistics Show Crop Very Short Up
to jan. 1st, 1022.
Washington, D. C., Jan. 19.-The
Department of Commerce, through
the bureau of the census, to-day an
nounced tho perllmlnary report on
cotton ginned, by counties, in South
Carolina, for the crops of 1921 and
1920. The total 'for the State was
made public at 10 a. m. on Tuesday,
Jan. 10th. (Quantities given in the
following table are in running bales,
counting round as half bales, and
linters are not included):
County- 1921. 1920.
Abbeville. 17,037 31,080
Aiken. 13,883 42,387
Allendale. 4,425 13,291
Anderson. 62,854 77,216
Homberg. 4,003 20,457
Barnwell. 7,905 28,1 99
Berkeley. 1,083 7.e>69
Calhoun. 5,331 37,650
Cherokee. 14,900 18,741
Chester. 26,383 34,001
Chesterfield . . . 24,426 32,792
Clarendon .. .. 8.138 46,178
Colleton. 2,035 0.?S0
Darlington . . . . 22,700 49,454
Dillon. 34,660 37,630
Dorchester . 1,682 9,."?50
(Edgeileld .. .. 7,528 25,011
Fairfield. 10,143 26,045
Florence .. . . 21,641 42,89 1
Georgetown . . . 470 4,027
Greenville .. .. ?2,945 43,S-?S
Greenwood .. .. 14,051 3S.&9S
.Hampton. 3.03S 6,960
llorry. 3,941 i>..?7S
K ersha w. 12,646 38,182
Lancaster .. .. 16,196 2::.72 i
Laurens. :!.:>.f.s:i 5 8,"?92
Loo. 19,451 45,55.1
Lexington . . . . 9,1 S i 3 i ,556
(McCormick .... 4,3 SI .1 5. T 0 ?J
Newberry. 19,037 I'.I.SU
Orangeburg ... 18,425 90,755
Pickens.2 2,314 IS, 126
'Richland. 8,390 35.2 17
Saluda. 9,188 29,451
Spartanburg ... 70,766 77.818
Sumter. 18,538 66,575
Union. 17,249 23,67a
Williamsburg .. 7,479 31,302
York. 41,092 40,07."?
All other. 1,417 2.077
CHILD'S BOWELS WITH
( i LIFORNL) ! IO ?YRUP.
j Burry, mother! Bren >? nick child
?love.; the ' frui>y" Inslb 61 "Ca ll f or
j nia FI ii Syrup," ;u-.d i neve' fails to
open tue bowels. A teaspoonful to
day may prevent a sick child to-mor
row. If constipated, bilious, feverish,
fretful, has cold, colic, or if stomach
is sour, tongue coated, breath bad,
remember a good cleansing of the
little bowels is often all that is nec
Ask ' your druggist for genuine
"California Fig Syrup," which has
directions for babies and children of
all ages printed on bottle. Mother!
You must say "California" or you
may get an imitation fig syrup.-adv
Po Insure flays for Two Million.
A dispatch from New York says:
Tho life of Pos* mas tor General W.
M. Hays will be insured for $2,000,
000 when he resigns his cabinet post
to head thc National Picture Combi
nation, according to announcement
made after a meeting of a sub-com
mittee of motion picture men.
The policy will be made payable,
in the event of his death, to the re
organized National Association of the
"Motion Picture Industry, and, the
amount being .so large, it was stated,
would be distributed among several
For the llrst timo In tho history
of highway conferences In this coun
try, several women who aro actively
engaged in road work will have an
importan: part in the coming meel
ings of the twelfth American Good
Hoads Congress to be held in Chica
Time to Plant
nnd the best varieties of vegetable
and field seeds to plant for each
purpose is told in the
1922 Catalog of
Now ready to be mailed, free
Reduced prices are quoted on
Sect's, Poultry Supplies, and
Feeds, Garden Tools and Spray
Write for your copy today.
T. W. WOOD & SONS,
17 S. 14th St., Richmond, Va.
Wc Ii A ve
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WHISKEY IS AT THE ?0W0.M
Of Hank Cashier's Downfall, A i ..'ril
ing to Statement Made by Win:.
St. Louis, Jan. 18.-Arthur 0.
Meininger, indicted cashier o rho
Night and >Day Bank, claims thal v:<
ls solely responsible for tho b;> U
condition, according to art nt?i)<mnr.<>
ment early to-day by J. G. n\ ts,
State 'Finance Commissioner, with
whom Meininger worked at the auk
last night In an effort to .clear ij
number of transactions Inyolvi?: iue
shortage of *7R4 ono in't><"
.M ein In ger said that ho iimig^.- .,
suited y of ?ho board of fthX'eto/?
about 'he transactions Which rp'tiUli
ed in the closing of the bank on Jan.
6th, the day after Meininger disap
peared. Tho cashier surrendered up
on the advice of attorneys in Bell
vine, 111., .Monday. According to Mr.
Hughes, Molninger declared he knew
tho shot Iago was too big to cover up
and that he then decided to leave.
Meininger, so tho commissioner
states, gave him some cash slips that
.showed that he had paid $68,000 for
7 00 warehouse receipts for whiskey.
Colds Cause Orlp and Influenza
LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE Tablets remove the
cause. There Is only one "Bromo Quinine." E.W.
GROVE'S signature on the box. 30c.
Program Second Division Meeting.
.Following is the program of the
union meeting of the second division
in the Twelve-Wile ?River Haptist
Association, to be hold at the Salem
Baptist church, Jan. 28 and 29:
10 to 10.30 a. m.-'Devotional ser
vice, conducted by Frank Allen.
1 0.:i0 to ll a. m.-Election of of
1 I a. m. to 1 2 m.-Sermon by Rev.
?M. P. Alexander.
1 2 m. to 1 p. m.-Dinner hour.
1 to 2 p. m.-'First query: "Which
is the Greater Need in our Churches
To-day-Moro Preaching or More
Personal Work, and who should do
the Present Work?" Opened by E.
2 to 3 p. m.-Second query: "Why
are we Here In tho Union?" Opened
by C, I. iMurphreo.
Adjourn for tho day.
Sunday, Jan. 2f>.
1 0 to 10.30 a. m.-'Devotional ?ser
vice, conducted by fl. H. Whitehead.
10.30 to ll a. m.-Talk on Sun
? day School Efficiency. Led by Rev. J.
j W. Head.
11 a. m. to 12 m. - Sermon by
Rev. C. H. Abercrombie.
12 m. to 1 p. m.-'Dinner hour.
? The aftornoon will bc given over
lo tho singers. All singers are invited
to como and take part In the singing.
R. F. Jones, Clork.
I To Cure a Cold In One Day
: Take LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE (TebleW.) It
stops the Cough and Headache and works off the
Cold. E. W. GROVE'S signature on each box. 3ftv
i T .
, Cyrus Alger, Amorlcnn inventor,
born In 1781, produced the first guii
over rifled In .America.
Gottfried, a German scholar, bom
in 1710, is rega.ded as the founder
of thc science of statistics.
for years catered to the cigarette
experience, wc created One Eleven
Made to Suit Your Taste," of the
oe greatest cigarette tobaccos
-TURKISH, for Aroma
-VIRGINIA, for Mildness
-BURLEY, for Mellowness
them One Eleven-the address of our
; o. We are 4~roud of their success.
? You Tried Them?
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?tit FIFTH AVE
MSW YORK CITV
WITNESS THOUGHT WAS JAILKI)
For Hoing; La to in Appen ring I i of ore
Court in Forgery Cuse.
Raleigh, N. C., Jan. 19.-J. \V.
Reeves, of Wendell, came to 'Raleigh
to appear in Wake County Superior
Court as prosecuting witness in a
forgery case, not knowing it had
been continued because of his fail
ure to he on hand tho day before. A
murder trial was In progress when
Reeves roached the court room, and
there was only one vacant seat, and
that was lr? the prisoners' dock. This
was prompl . occupied by steeves.
Who?' courl adjourned late Wednos
diij Jailei .loidun escorted tho pris
oners back lo I h eft colls and locked
Reeves up with them. Reeves was
under the Impression that he had
been Imprisoned on account of hoing
late for tho trial of the forgery case
and made no complaint. The mistake
was discovered hy his family, how
ever, and ho was later released.
'V ?I* v -i- "I* .I-I-I- v v -I' v .!? 'I -I? '!??!
.I? HONOR HO i ,1K ty
tytytytyty ?I* tfctytyfy .j. .t. ?J??J??J?^??J??J?
Following is the honor roll of Jsa
queena school for the month ending
First Grade - Lillian Vaughan,
Vern er Haynes, Hazel Trotter, Karie
Thompson, 'Bessie Taylor, Margaret
Clark, Tula -Hunnicutt, .Melvin
Vaughan. Nina Abbott,
Second Grado -? Lenora Callas,
Maybelle Clark, Nancy Craig, Mar
tha Haynes, Lois Hunnicutt.
Fourth Grado-Paulino Clark,
Fifth Grade - Charlie Blackstou,
Charles Craig, Clara Thompson.
Mae Buchanan, Teacher.
Third Grade - George Bowers,
Eddie BL.chaton, Oleta Callas, Chris
tino Clark, "Rossie Vaughan, Lora
Sixth Grade-Elbert Bowers,Leon
ard Bowers, Bowen Nlmmons.
Seventh Grade-'Flora Vaughan.
Eighth Grade-Wade Thompson.
Sue-'Annio Todd, Principal.
To Stop a Cough Quick
toke HAYES' HEALING HONEY, a
cough medicine which stops the cough by
healing the inflamed and irritated tissues.
A box of GROVE'S O-PEN-TRATE
SALVE for Chest Colds, Head Colds and
Croup is enclosed with every bottle of
HAYES* HEALING HONEY. The solve
should be rubbed on the chest and throat
of children suffering from a Cold or Croup.
Tho healing effect of Hayes' Healing Honey In
side the throat combined with tho healing effect of
Grove's O-Pen-Tm to Salvo through the pores of
the skin soon stops a cough.
Both remedies are packed In one carton and the
cost of the combined treatment Is 35c.
Just ask your druggist for HAYES'
Cruiser Brooklyn Sold for Junk.
Oakland, Cal., Jan. 18.-The Uni
tod St.Uos cruiser Brooklyn, crodltod
with having fired tho first shot
against Admiral 'Cervera's fleet in
tho battle of Santiago during thc
Spanish-American war, has been sold
by tho government to an Oakland
firm for Junk. Tho Brooklyn, now
obsolete, was built in 189C.
FIGHT AGAINST ILLITERACY'
Shows Good Results According to tho,
Report Mude to Tubllc.
The State Department of Educa
tion, asal?ted by the Illiteracy Com
mission, has made a vigorous fight
against the illiteracy which exists in
our State, and now thal the census
figures for 1920 have been published
lt is a matter of just pride that South
Carolina leads the Union in reduc
ing her percentage from 25.7 per
cent In 1910 to 18.1 per cent in 1920.
In rank among the States, South
Carolina still maintains the next to
the bottom place, ranking below
every State save Louisiana, in whits
illiteracy the State has climbed irom
third place from the bottom in 1910
to sixth place In 1920, now ranking
above New Mexico, Louisiana, North
Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky.
In negro illiteracy the Slate ties with
.Mississippi for third place, maintain
ing the same position of 1910. While
this record testifies to the work
which the public schools and tho
schools for adults havo been doing,
there ls yet milch work to be done
before we can rnnk with many of our
sister States. Iowa records the low
est Illiteracy (1.1 per cent), while
Louisiana records tho greatest (21.9
per cent.) In.nine States less than 2
per cent of the population was illit
erate, While in ten States (South
Carolina included) the per cent was
ten and over.
Plckens county now registe-.s the
least illiteracy in the State ( ULT per
cent.) Greenville county comes sec
ond, with ll per cent, while Berke
ley registers the highest illiteracy
38.-1 per cent-with Jasper county
next highest (33 per cent.) The data
for Oconee county are as follows:
Total number of illiterates, 2,'532,
or 12.5 per cent.
Number of white Illiterates, 1,1'JO,
or 9.0 per cent.
Number of negro illiterates, 1,160,
or 25.2 per cent. ?
According to the 1920-192 . re
port of the State Superintendent of
Education, 11,250 pupils were un
rolled In the 428 schools during the
past year. Thirteen counties (?Aiken,
Anderson, Cherokee, Colleton, Dar
lington, Greenville, Greenwood, Plck
ens, Spnrtanburg, (Richland, Sumter
and York) enrolled over 300 pupils.
Spartanburg led the State with an
enrollment of 1,3 49. Anderson came
next with 933 pupils, while tJreen
vilic to? it third place with tin *nroll
menl of ?;;;> pupils. Only devon <?f
du counties of t.hereported no .
Prnelloiillj IWO thousand pupils|
! were perfect in attendance. In the j
j first grade there >#ere 4,130 pupils,
while 3,436 of this number learned
to read. For instruction of these pu
pils the State paid $3.86 per white
pupil and $1.30 per negro pupil.
Some schools were in session
throughout the entire year. During
tho winter the work was pushed
among the mill villages and in small
towns, while the summer months
were largely devoted to the "lay-by
schools" in country districts. Tho
teaching in the winter was princi
pally done by day teachers at night,
while during the summer special
teachers were employed to devote
their entire time to the work. The
schools were usually taught in the
public schools, although some were
held In churches nnd some in homes.
Wherever a group of pupils and a
teacher could meet, there a school
The figures Just given for State
and county demonstrate the worth
of the adult work. The fact that two
thousand pupils did not miss a ses
sion signlflos the keen desire of the
adult to acquire learning. They came
lo school. after a hard day's work
through winter's cold and summer's
boat and struggled good naturedly
over their lessons. Often a teacher
or visitor would hear them express
genuine regret, that they had been
deprived of an education In youth,
but they rejoiced In the opportunity
Name "Bayer" on Genuine
Bewaro! Unless you seo the name
"Bayer" on package or on tablets,
you aro not getting genuine Aspirin
prescribed by physicians for twonty
ono years and proved safe by mil
lions. Take Aspirin only as told in
tho Bayor package for colds, head
ache, neuralgin, rheumatism, ear
ache, toothache, lumbago and for
1 pain. Handy tin boxes of twelve
Bayor Tablets of Aspirin cost
few cents. Druggists also sell larger
packages. Aspirin is tho trade mark
of Bayor Manufacturo of Mononcotlc
acldcster of Sallcylicacid.-adv.
SOUTH CAROLINA I? ASKED FOR
$100,000 This Year to Keep Alive
1,007 Orphans of Near East,
- .. ,
Columbia, Jan. 20. - Collections
tak?n up in 233 South Carolina Sun
day schools on the 15th instant for
the Near East ?Relief are beginning
to come into headquarters of the
Southern Presbyterian church at
.Richmond, according to advices re
ceived from Dr. R. E. Magill, secre
tary of tho 'Presbyterian committee
on publication here in Columbia.
These Sunday schoolb have a total
enrollment of 30,0.00 pupils, ?Slr. Ma
gill declared. In North Carolina 482
Sunday schools, having 55,000 pu
pils, were nppealed to, and in Geor
gia 200 Sunday schools, with a tciKl
enrollment of 28,000, were naked to
Dr. Magill himself visited the sore
ly stricken Bible lands to see the
conditions first hand, mid on his re
turn reported to the Presbyterian
leader. Tho result was not only un
qualified endorsement by nearly all
of the Presbyterian synods, but the
decision of church leaders to m?ko
separate appeals for Congressman
South Carolina is asked this year
lo raise $100,000 to keep alive 1,167
orphans In tho Palmetto State's two
orphanages ut Treblzond, a port ort
Hie Block Sea. These children would
die like flies but for the aid South
Carolinians glvo them.
The parents of some were killed
in the great war. Tho parents of
others were murdered during the
Turkish depredation because they re
fused to renounce Christ and become
WHIT? rc? BOOKLET OH MOTHERHOOD AM 9 TM! i/.DY.rul
BRADFIELD BEQULATOR CO.. DEPT. 9 0. ATLANTA. CA.
1 Alleged Conspirators Released.
Logan, w. w- . Jan, 18..ives-:
I d?lit J. Piaiil? Ker.uey -nid S?cri wy
Fred 'Moonby, >>f Dist rici \\>. (7,
United Min? ^Yorkers* of America;
were released from Jail hero to-day
on $15,000 bail each. William bliz
zard, a sub-district president, was re
leased on $20,000. They were charg
ed with conspiracy and treason in
connection with tho armed march of
miners into Logan county last sum
now given them by the State and
were happy in the thought that com
pulsory education now makes it pos
sible for children to grow up with
educational advantages. Thc great
est good which is coming to the State
from this work ls not to be found in
the fact that many people aro learn
ing to read and write, but that the
adult pupils are awaking to a larger
realization of their duty to the com
munity and -State. They no longer
feel that they never had a chance,
and further, their example of at
tending school is causing many per
sons with little education to pull
down their school books, who, If 'eft
to themselves, would have fallen into
Figures compiled from tho report
show that Oconee county ranks 28th
among the counties of tho State in
pushing this phase of educational
work. There were organized in the
county six schools, with a total en
rollment of 100 pupils, taught by
Statistics for tho Whites.
Number of schools . 3
Enrollment. 6 0
Pupils per school. 20
Average attendance. t.
Perfect attendance... I?.
Pupils In first grade. 27
Pupils in 2d, 3d, Ith grades. ... v:S
Pupils in 5th, 6th, 7lh grades. . . 5
Taught to read. 22
Taught to wrlto. 21
Averago torin In days.JOS
The five teachers doing this work
were employed at a cost of $44.10
per teacher, or $3.70 per pupil.
Statistics for Negroes.
Number of schools . 3
Pupils per school. 13
Averago attendance. 28
Perfect attendance. C
Pupils in first grade .. 23
I Pupils In 2d, 3d, 4th grades_ 12
[ Pupils in 5th, 6th, 7th grados. . . 0
. Taught to road. 32
i Taught to write. 32
; Average torin in days. (?6
Thc throe teachers doing this work
; wore employed at a cost of $22.00
per toachor, or $1.65 per pupil.