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I; Dem?s, the
?| ? Deserter
jil By REV. J, R. SCHAFFER
?j! Dlroctor of Evening Classes, Moody <\'<
)\ nine Instituto, Chicago. ^ \,
TEXT-Domas hath forsaken mo, hay?
(iiK loVed this prosont world.-II Tim. 4:10.
Tilts.- Is thu silen test biography In
the annals of men-yet the tragedy of
n lifetime ls pic
tured In these
What an ?execra*
?ion I How base
and vile. Of all
( men, he is the
the. war of Chris
tendom had Just
great general of
the cnuse recruit
ed patriots to its standard lu city,
Village and hamlet. Ho came into
Colosse one day and gathered a
crowd In the market place. He told
Ibo story of the awful conflict rag
ing-ho called for volunteers-and a
fine specimen of Greek youth, edu
cated In the subtleties of philosophy,
cultured In the flue arts of lils re
nowned laud, Initiated Into all Its se
crets of pleasure and enchantment,
stepped out of the throng, lie had
been thrilled by tho recital of brave
deeds, crimsoned.by sacrifice and suf
fering. The appeal of tho heroic fired
his soul; a burning desire was kindled
to follow this Kreut lender. Ile en- j
listed beneath the banner of the cross.
He swore allegiance to tho Christ of
Calvary. He left home 'mid kindred.
Ho became a stnfr-ofllcer to the great
general of the Christian' forces. For
several years be shares tho honors
of war, the spoils of victory, until one
day lu a fierce conflict with the en
emy the great Commander ls taken
prisoner and cast lato a dungeon In
Rome to await execution. This was
too much for the gnllant young cap
tain. Disappointed, disconsolate, ho
General Paul writes a letter to Col
onel Timothy of his stnf? nnd tells
him the sad news. What a tragedy I
Ho has fought side hy side with the
greatest and grandest of soldiers, he
has shared the triumphs of the cross
from Ant loch to Rome; then be desert
ed to the runks of the enemy, forsak
ing Christ for the world. No wonder
the "heart of thc apostle ls almost
broken. It seems wo can hear the
sob of his sorrow in these words:
How can we account for this de
I. Dcmns Was Never a Truo Soldier.
A true soldier fights until peace ls
proclaimed or death rewards his faith
fulness. He may lose courage at times
when hurd pressed, muy doubt and fal
ter; may even be defeated in battle,
but be can never, never desert. De
sertion ls the proof of n superficial
motive, tho result of an attachment.
lils heart, soul, will, life, have not
been abandoned to the cnuse. The
Apostle John has explained this experi
ence. When referring to the multitude
of disciples who deserted Jesus, he
says : "If they had been of us, they
would not have gone out from us."
Dennis ls always present In history
of tho church. Thousands under tho
spell of battle songs,und enlistment
appeals have professed allegiance to
Christ. They have put on the unl
formv taken their place In the ranks,
perfected the drills, gone Into battle,
but when real testing came, they woro
II. Dcmns Reveals the Deception of
the Human Heart.
' It ls possible to so closely resemble
a Christian that only God can tell the
difference. Wheat anti tares look ex
actly alike until harvest. Soldiers
wear the same uniform, fight under
the same banner, follow tho some com
mander until tho crisis conies, then
one sticks, the other deserts. Satan's
campaign is one of deception. Ile
seeks to deceive men and women with
a form of godliness, lifeless and worth
less. The more nearly tho counterfeit
resembles the genuino, the greater the
deception, Hundreds of unconverted
people have been deceived) A pro
fession, a uniform, a dress parade,
n battle have been tho boast of dis
cipleship, but their name Is Domas,
for when wounds, bloodshed and sac
rifice carney they deserted.
III. Dem?s Shows the Subtle Attrac
tion of the World.
Who can deny tho fascination, tho
bewltcbery of this world? Its sights
Charm lila? the mirage, its sounds en
chant like siren voices, Its fleeting
treasures create a riot of passion, its
pomp and pride intoxicate the soul.
Dennis loved the world ; lt was fatal.
He never really opened lils heart to
tlio lovo of etornnl things. "If any
man love the world, tho lovo of tho
Father ls not in him." Friendship
with tho world ls enmity to God. To
set the affection on things on tho
earth, ls to deny heaven its rightful
obligation. To follow the world's
maxims and principles ls to discount
tho Wold of God and the guidance of
His Spirit. To live for n good time
in n doomed world where sinners are
going tho downward pnth to hell, ls
for Nero to fiddle whllo Rome burns,
for the captain to dance while the Ti
tanic sinks. God has called us not
only to salvation, hut out of tho world.
"Come ye out from among them and
bo yo separate."
Bo not forgetful to entertain stran
gers, for thereby some have enter
tained angels unnwo.ro. - Hebrew?
in the 3(
"^TEVER before hae
A^l euch value as is
U. S. products
tlre values-both cl:r
- The Net? (ind B?tu
sidewall*, mor? rubbt
32 x3V} "
36 x \VZ "
Federal Excise Tax on (he above
teen absorbed by thr manufactut
Whether your choice
le a Cord or a Fabric
tire, thc U. S. Tiro
Dealer, can now give
vou U.S. 30* attire*
nt tho lowest prices in
The U. S. quality
standard ia even higher
today than it ever wa?.
U. S. Tire Co.
Can Buy ARTHU
U. S. Tires :
WHITE HIMEHS OF THE NIGHT
Tobo Off Columbia Negroes-Occu<
plod Automobiles in Their Work..
Columbia, AUK. 23, -? AutOistS
dressed from head to foot In white
robes called at 1010 Senate street
last bight about midnight and car
ried oft' .Minnie Sm i th,a negro woman
about 2 5 years of age. She was
placed in ono of the automobiles and
was carried away and was returned
to ber homo after having been away
about SO minutes. No harm had been
dono to ber, according to statements
made by people living in ibo bouse.
Neighbors were visited early this
morning and reported that several
automol 'les-some said five and
others said eight-stopped In front
of tho house about midnight.
Each car carried four or live white
robed passengers. Minnie Smith was
taken from the premises of 1010 Sen
ate street a little more than a block
from tho Stato House, and was car
ried away, .lust where she was taken
she seemed not to know, according
to acquaintances. Sho was brought ?
bock in about thirty minutes. "They
made a mistake," one man who lives
in tlie vicinity said early this morn
ing. "They must have gotten the
.Minnie Smith was said io bo very
nervous and unstrung by tho expe
rience and could glvo no very coher
ent account of what happened, ac
cording to the neighbors, lt was
said that she was soon to become a
mother. The case was reportod lo
Ibo police about midnight..
Grove's Tasteless chill Tonic restores
Energy and Vitality by Purifying and I
Enriching tho Blood. When you feel Its |
strengthening, invigorating effect, see how
it brings color to tho cheeks and how
lt improves tho appetite, you will then
appreciate Us true tonic value.
Grove's Tasteless chill Tonic is simply
Iron and Quinine suspended in syrup.. So
pleasant even children like it. The blood
needs QUININE to Purify it nnd IRON to
Enrich it. Destroys Malarial germs and
Grip germs by its Strengthening, Invigo?
oting Effect. COc.
't hree Children Burn to Death.
Choraw, S. C., Aug. 2:5.- About
noon yesterday threo negro children
who were in tho loft of a barn in R.
j. Little's place near town, burned
to den lb. They wero throwing down
hay lo food a mule and tho Uro was
on tho first floor. They could not
escape. Tho mulo was saved. The
origin of tho Aro is unknown.
Subscribo for Tho Courior. (Best.)
I -TS -.-^ 5^ 3^ ?5 5
tanding Tire V?
) x 3Vx inch fiel
i the light car owner been offered
now at your service in these two
-the measure of all automobile
icher and straight side-$14.65.
:r USCO-thicker tread, thicker
United St s
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i- ac tories Rubber Orgtwitalion in
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THE S. C. COTTON ASSOCIATION
is Now Heatly to Handle Old Cotton
for Its Members.
Columbia, Aug. 2 1.-O?uclol an
nouncement was made by the South
Carolina Cotton Growers Co-operat
ive Association this morning that ii
is ready to receivo old cotton from
members who may desire to deliver
it. Instructions are being sent out
to members who have indicated a
desire to sell this cotton through the
association. Delivery of old cotton
is optional with the member. The
association expects to bo ready with
in the hext few days to receive now
Officials of tho association to-day
pointed out that lt had been a tro
mendous task to build up tho ma
chinery to handle tho crops. Tho or
ganization had to build from tho '
ground up, but the officials aro en
thusiastic over tho prospects now.
The morale of tho members of the
organization, they say, is perfect,
and everywhere over tho State there
is a disposition among tho members
and the business men of tho State to
back tho association to tho limit.
Over ono hundred new contracts
hovo been received by the association
in tho past forty-eight hours, it was
stated lo-day, and new members aro
being received daily.
Civil Service Examinations Again.
Thc civil service commission In
vites special attention to the fact
that in examinations recently held
in sevoray cities throughout the Uni
ted States for junior engineer and
deck officer i 0, S. Coast and Geo
detic Survey; Junior aid, grades 1
and 2, Bureau of Standards; land
law clerk, Department and Field
Services, applications were not se
cured In tho number doslrod, and
that these examinations will bo held
again, rho junior aid, grades 1 and
2. examination will be hold on Sept.
6; tho land law clerk examination on
Sept. 20, and the junior ongincor and
dock officer examination on Oct. 4
Persons interested in theso or
other examinations should apply to
tho secretary of tho United Stales
Civil Service Board at tho local post
?nico for detailed Information and
Colds Causo drip and Influenza
LAXATIVE DROMO QUININE Tablets remove th?
:au80. Thcro la only ono "BrOmo Quinine." E. V/.
GROVE'S elgnaturo on the box. 80c.
Paterson, N. J., was founded by a
cotton manufacturing society in 1791
'?argtit i Two hundred and
the World thirty-five Branche*
ted States Tires
e Good Tires
falnalla, S. C.
st Union? S. C.
CAN'T SHH? CALCIUM ARSENATE
Hy Matt?-Its Classification as a Pot
sou^Hnrs It from tho Mails.
A dispatch from Clemson College
Tho . sending of calcium arsenate
through ttye mails ls against the pos
tal regulations, and farmers and oth
ers sending this material to Clemson
College or elsewhere aro warned not
to use the mails. This information is
given out by Prof. A. F. Conradi,
entomologist, who has made public
thc following letter from tho Post
oifice Department on tho subject:
"A. P. Conradi, Chief Entomologist;
"Clemson College, S. C.
. "My Dear Sir.* Referring to your
lotter of the 24th instant, relativo to
tho shipment in the malls of calcium
arsenate, used in tho destruction of
ho boll weevil, I have to Inform you
that, as calcium, arsonato is consid
ered a poison, it is not admissible to
the mails under nay conditions.
"Very truly yours,
(Signed)" "\V. II. Riddell,
Renew your health
by purifying your
The purified and refined
calomel tablets that are free
from nausea and danger.
No salts necessary, as
Cnlotabs act like calomel
and salts combined. De
mand the genuine in 10c
and 35c packages, bearing
Virginia* Editor Dead.
Richmond, Va., Aug. 23.-Frank
S. Woodson, 71 years of age, a vet
eran membor of tho Richmond Times'
Dispatch editorial staff, died nt his
homo hero early to-day, following a
brief Illness. Mr. Woodson was a
nativo of Warronton, Va.
Tho Mediterranean Sea has tldos
of from five to seven foet.
THE LIVINGSTON CO.'S FORI) CAR
Wit H Stolon lu Walhalla on Tuesday
. ot Last Week-First Theft.
Tho first thoft of an automobile
bog pardpn; our mistake-we should
have said a Ford oar-occurred on
Tuesday of last week, shortly after
noon. Mr. Abbott, representing tho
Livingston Wholesale Grocery Co.,
slopped his oar in front of tho Cash
Grocery Company's store, loft lt
.standing at tho sidewalk curbing,
when he should have folded it up
and put it tn his pocket for safoty's
sake. At any rato, Mr. Abbott went
into tho store and got very doeply
interested in selling a bill of goods.
Ho thought no moro about tho oir
until ho had finished his soiling, and
thou wont out for it, but it was no
where to bo found. Search was dili
gently carried on, but lt was Anally
and definitely established that it had
not,as was at first thought probablo,
rolled Into a crack in tho curbing or
that a piece of paper might have
blown against it, hiding lt from
view, lt was gone.
Tho matter was reported to offi
cers, who nt onco sot out to look for
tho missing car. No trace of it was
found, however, until Wednesday
afternoon, when it was locatod on
tho public road to Salem, near tho
Billson place. The "snitchor" of thc
car had been forcod to "park" ow
ing to tho fact that he had given out
of gas, and there being not much
breeze In tho general direction ho
had taken, tho car refused to go fur
Ono of tho front tiro casings had
disappeared,, wo aro told, and lt is
supposed that Curtis Young, who is
said to have swiped tho car-ho ad
mits lt, wo are informed-took the
casing off and realized something in
a little sido business transaction.
Young Was arrested and placed in
Jail on the charge of sloallng the car.
It ls said that ho was accompanied
by a second party, but ho refused
to tell who was with him, though ad
mitting that it was he (Young) who
took the car.
This is the first instance, so far
as we recall, of a car having boen
stolen In Walhalla.
Curtis Young lives a few miles
out from Walhalla.
Dr. Hen Leo Clarke Dead.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 24.-Dr. Ben
Loo Clarke, aged 54, well known in
medical circles throughout tho world
by virtu o of his writings on medical
resnrch, and prominent among tho
Southern physicians, is dead at his
homo here ns a result of a five weeks'
illness, which followed a stroke of
apoplexy. Dr. Clarke inaugurated
I tho glandular treatment for dofect
I ivo children.
Artillery Officer Killed nt Crossing
Durham, N. C., Aug. 23.-Col. Jas.
Marks Williams, coast artillery of
tho army, his wife and Miss Anno
Williams, all of Montgomery, woro
killed to-night when a Southern
railway passenger train hit a motor
car in which they were riding at a
grade crossing three milos from boro.
Standing on the slippery pavement
of a small Southern town oue rainy
night, like sailors on a reeling deck,
they were discussing a member of
their party who bad to retire from
the scene of action. The principal
speaker In tho group appeared to bo
having some difficulty In keeping his
footing on tho swaying pavement. The
buildings on either side bowed and
rocked. The telephone poles did some
sort of contortionist stunt and oven
ids voice was a blt thick.
"Where's Sam?" another mcmbor of
the group asked him.
"We took him home," tho first speak
er Informed him between hiccoughs.
"Was he drunk"
"Drunk? It took three of us to got
hts bat In tho car."-Tho Argonaut.
Men and Wom<;n Not Seen Together.
1 i Uko the w omen of some other
at Ish speaking cuntidos, tho worn
e ol Montevideo go out In the streets.
ti ey "> about In groups together, hut
noi in o company of men. The Mon
tevh. >o 'oman doesn't even go out
with li husband, If she wishes to dine
In a public restaurant she cannot sit
in the main dining room with her lord
and master. If she wishes to enjoy
his society, they are obliged to engage
a privnto room and thus maintain
their dignity. This custom ls carried
to such a degree that In tho theaters
thero oro Beparate galleries for the
men and the womei
Colored Bootlegger (three Jumps
ahead of tho officers)--Gimme a tb'ket
on the spoodln'est train what runs, I
craves distance-au' no'nilnd whoro
Ticket Mon-Hut tho fast truin bas
C. B.-Ne'miad. Jes" show mo de
truck it left on.-Life.
Tho spiro of Salisbury Cathedral
(400 feet) is tho highest In England.
The redwood tree is rnroly found
beyond tho roach of tho ocean's fogs.
They ate GOOD!
GOVERNMENT IX NEED OF. AIDS
Anti Assistants in Rehabilitating Dis
Washington, Aug. 2 4.-Tho Uni
ted States Civil Service Commission
stntos that thcro is argont need at
tho hospitals of tho Veterans' Du
roau for reconstruction aids and as
sistants in occupational therapy and
physiotherapy In connection with the
rehabilitation of disabled soldiers,
sailors and marines. Tho commis
sion will receive applications for
tlioso positions until further notice.
Both men and women aro admitted
to examinations. Applicants aro not
roqutred to report for a written ex
amination, but aro rated upon tho
subjects of education, training, ox
porienco and physical ability.
Full information concerning sal
arios and requirements, and appli
cation blanks, may bo soon red from
tho Unitod States Civil Service Com
mission, Washington, D. C., or the
board of civil servlco examiners aV
tho postolllce or custom house In any
Humed Up tho Sherill's Car.
Greenwood, Aug. 23.-While offi
cers were raiding a liquor distillery
in this county this morning, friends
of tho distillers, it Is nlloged, set bro
to the sheriffs automobile, which
was partially destroyed boforo tho
Hames were extinguished. Two men
were arrested, lodged in Jail. Th-iy
aro Joe Klugh and Janies Edwards.
Two copper stills, 15 and BO gallons
each, wore captured, in addition to
soven gallons of liquor and between
two thousand and four thousand gal
lons of mash.
Tho two stills woro found about
two and a half miles from tho Ab
beville county lino, west of Green
wood. According to Sherill' W. \V,
White, four mon woro found at tho
still, but two escaped.
WT\ a mild, vegetable lamttvo to
PB? relieve Constipation and Bili
ousness and keep thodlaeeUvo and
eliminative functions normo!.
Die, BOV^^^^^JO years
"Chips off ffiSo?r Block.
One-third the re?u
tlar dose. Made of
? ame Ingredients,
then candy coated.
Por children and adults.
NORMAN Dltl'G CO.,
Walhalla, 8. C.
Southern's President Contributes.
Salisbury, N. C., Aug. 2 1.-Fair
fax Harrison, president of tho South
ern railway, has soul his personal
chock for $1,000 as a contribution to
a fund to relieve and suffering and
want on tho part of worn on and chil
dren of tho striking shopcraf ts work
ers of tho railroad at Spencer and
Salisbury. In a lotter accompanying
tho check, which was received by
Stahlo Lynn, special counsel for tho
Southern hero, Mr. Harrison declar
ed ho was "acutely conscious of tho
plight of the women and children of
roe Quinine That Does Not Affect the Head
Ilecnuse of Its tonic nnd Inxntlve effect, LAXA
TIV? mn IMO OUININI?Isbetlei than ordinary
Quinine and docs not cause nervousness nor
r??alas In head. Remember the full nnmcnnd
look for the signature of ii. W. ORO vii. 30c.
Ancient Grooks and Egyptians ro
gardod tho Ivy ns a sacred plant.
I roland has boon csllmatodto con
tain moro Ithan 4.000,000,000 tons
of poat-- enough lo supply tho re
quirements for fool and power move
than 250 years.