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When one sets out! OD a journey to
.onie distant place one is not likely to
hink a great deal about his destina
lion during the earl* part of the jour
He is interested in the scenery
through which he is] passing, in the
omforts or discomforts that surround
bim, in bis fellow passengers, and in
the progress that is *nade day by day.
?Vii these things BO occupy him that
be has but little time to spare for
dwelling upon what he will find at
bis journey's end, or what he will do
after he arrives there. But as day
after day passes and the miles multi
ply behind him his thoughts begin to
turn to tho future, and he dwells
more and more on the reception that
awaits him in the k.range place whith
er he is bound; what will be the man
ner of bis arrival, whom he will meet
there, if by chance there shall be any
of bia former acquaintances or friends
to bid him welcome, and of how muoh
value will be the credentials that he
id carrying with him into the new life
upon which he is so soon to enter.
The little incidents of the journey do
Dot matter so much now that- he has
these important subjeots in his mind.
Sometimes he is confident and full of
hope; at other times hi? spirits sinkst
the prospect of what he must en
counter and his thoughts turn baok
with mournful longing to all the
pleasant things he is leaving behind,
to the dear friends from whom he
must part forever.
Not inaptly does this exemplify the
feelings with whioh one passes through
life, so busy with the crowding inci
dents of each day, and with the joys
and sorrows they bring, that he can
not spare time to think of the end,
that end which in youth and health
geeuis so very far off. Although we
daily see others who are not so old as
ourselves cut down by disease or acci
dent, and dying before their prime,
we never really take it to ourselves
that stich may also be our fate; we
have a secret feeling that we shall be
spared to see a ripe old age, and so
we do not trouble about the end of
life or about what lies beyond it for
us, except in a very general way.
Even when we bring ourselves to speak
of it we do so without any very deep
earnestness in what we are saying
and think of it as a remote contingen
It is wonderful how our views
change with regard to old age as we
advance in years. In boyhood we re
gard 21 as quite a mature age and
sometimes foolishly long to reach that
period when we shall nominally be
come our own master. When that
period arrives we look on a man of
40 as being old, and we have lost onr
desire for time to hasten its flight so
-S to endow us with the mature pow
ers that belong to that age. If we
reckon life by the Biblical measure
of three soore and ten, we have passed
the meridian when we reaoh 10; but
under favorable circumstances the
fire of life burns with un diminished
vigor for several years longer, after
which it begins to slacken and grow
more and more feeble, until it finally
flickers out; or else is suddenly ex
tinguished ny a strong gust of wind,
in the form of some sickness, whioh
we coulu easily have resisted in youth.
Old age does not come upon us sud
denly, but is so subtle in its approach,
stealing on us with little furtive day
by-day enoroaohments that we hardly
notice it. until the faot that we are
growing old is forced upon us in some
unpleasant way. It may be difficult
for us to perceive any difference in
our feelings between the ages of 45
and 50, but all the same the summit
of our journey has been reached and
passed, and our pathway henceforth
trends downward to the end. It may
be near at hand, or still in the hazy
distance) but the dim portal we must
enter is somewhere before us, and our
path leads through it to the unknown
Then, too, though we may not like
to recognise them, we have daily re
minders of our waning life. Not only
do whitening looks and deepening
lines bear their mute testimony, but
every sense, onoe so keen and alert,
commences to ^row dull. We are fre
quently weary or ailing, and have no
longer thc elasticity of spirits that
enabled ns to throw off fatigue and
illness, lt is true many persons
maintain their youthful feelings and
appearance long past, the meridian of
life, so that they seem many years
younger than they really airej but if
great trouble or sickness come upon
them their fictitious youthfulness is
suddenly gone. Fortunately with the
advance of old age our hold upon life
usually seems to weaken, and we ding
less to the things whioh have given us
pleasure in fermer years; end, as one
after another of tho friends of youth
P*?a away,'and no new friendships of
equal strength come to replace these
aar the ISnd.
broken ones, there is less reluctance
in our mind? to approach the end.
The mere act of dying is one that
seldom affrights a reasonable being,
and it is rarely that a death-bed soene
is otherwise than peaceful and sol
emn. Whctever terrors it may have
had for the imagination when it was
remote and uncertain, when death is
inevitable human nature seems to
summon all its courage and dignity to
meet it calmly. The child, the youth,
vigorous manhood, old age, thc great
est sinner, or the purest saint, all
meet it bravely, even when conscious
ness remains to the last, some of them
upheld by^a firm faith in God, others
by the stoicism that will not yield to
fear. But in the majority of deaths
we believe the. mind is so dulled by
illness that it does not fully realize
that the end has come.
Wi en comparing life to a journey
we spoke of the anxiety that naturally
comes to one, as ho draws neal his
destination, concerning the value of
the credentials he is oarrying with him
into that new plaoe. In the same
way as we draw near death we oannot
but think at times of what awaits as
beyond the grave, and question our
selves as to the reasonableness of our
hope that we may win eternal life.
The man who has led a comparatively
moral and upright life too often flat
ters himself that upon tbis ground he
may expect that his existenoe will be ;
extended throughout eternity; ignor
ing the fact that-either wilfully or
through ignorance of the truth-that ,
nothing we can do is sufficient to in
sure a gift which is only to be won
through faith in God and our Saviour.
Time and sgsis the Bible tells in ;
nearly the same words that it is only
by such faith eternal life is secured ;
then all our works are but a* thank
offerings laid on the altar out of grati
tude for all that has been done for us.
?s a rule the good works we regard
with so much self-satisfaction, and
upon which we build our hope of
Heaven, have not been done because
they were pleasing to God, but be
cause we were naturally upright, pure
minded and charitable, and it was
pleasant to ourselves t do such deeds.
Speaking to a nation that depended
too much on works the Prophet Isaiah
said: "All our righteousnesses are
as filthy rags," and .strong as the
term is; it is none too strong to de
scribe the poor, pitiful little acts that
we dare to think should entitle us to
immortality. - Charleston Sunday
Negroes Don't Migrate.
There were 6,500,000 colored per
sons in the United States in 1880,
7,500,000 in 1890, and 8,800,000 in
1900. A general movement of oolored
inhabitants from one State to another
or from one seotion of the country to
another, due to economic, politioal or
hygienic reasons, has been declared to
be in progress at intervals of two cr
three years since the close of the civil
But the figures of each succeeding
census prove that the oolored popula
tion of the United States is by no
means migratory; it ohanges little year
by year except as the result of the or
dinary inorease in population. Vari
ous ambitious projects of leaders to
oolonize certain States have failed en
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- In dealing with women the wise
man will back a pearl necklace against
all the logic of the ages.
- The eight muscles of .the haman
jaw exert a force of about BOO pounds.
The Mourning for Moses.
Oar re ce at studies in tho Sabbath
sehool hare brought fresh to miad
the chief events io the life of Moses, j
Under trials whioh few, if any, have
ever faced he was faithful to God and
true to Israel. Bearing without cont"
plaint their murmurings and threats,
interceding with God for them when
they sinned, teaching them the way
of truth and life, their general, their
judge their prophet, their leader, for
forty years he had borne thorn on his
heart. And at his death Israel sus
pended their march md mourned for
him thirty days. He deserved to be
honored thus if ever man did.
And how they spoke of his noble
life I One would speak of his fear
lessness in the face of langer; an
other of his uprightness ss a judge;
another of his love for the people
and his patienco and meekness; an
other still of how he had been hon
ored of Jehovah as a friend with whom
He talked face to faoe. "Greater
and more honored of God than even
our father Abraham." "The world
has never seen his like before. O,
that we might see his faoe again."
Frequent no doubt were such excla
mations during those thirty days.
But the mind turns baok. With
deep grief they mourned for Moses
now that he was dead, but how had
they treated him while living! When
they had no water they murmured
against Mos CB. When they were in
need of bread they murmured against
Moses. It was Moses who was blam
ed because they didn't have the onions
and garlic and flesh pots of Egypt
out there in the wilderness. When
the spies brought baok an evil re
port about the land, it was Moses they
went about to stone. All the hard
ships of that journey through the
wilderness were oharged against him.
Murmuring, murmuring his ears were
accustomed to hear. There were Joshua
and Caleb true and loyal. A few
others perhaps who grieved his heart
but seldom. But from Israel as a
body he received but few tokens of
esteem and confidence, and heard but
few words of encouragement and
praise. So it seems from th? record.
These things were kept for the day of
A picture of human nature. A
bit of history repeated over and
over again in many communities, in
many homes. Perhaps it is some pa
tient,'self-denying wife and mother.
Many are the wishes that are carried
to her. She sees frownB and hears
complaints when they are not grat
ified, but only silence when they are.
Living an unselfish life, not minis
tered unto but ministering until the
eyes are olosed and the hands folded
in death. Then, suddenly, the veil
is lifted, her excellencies are discover
ed, loving tears are shed, and the
grave covered with flowers. Perhaps
it is some toiling father, anxious that
his children have all possible advan
tages in life and enjoy its comforts.
What he provides they enjoy, not
with grateful loving hearts but rather
with a selfish longing for more. He
grows accustomed to it and expects
nothing ehe, but after a while he is
given his full m easer* a love and
praise-in the days of mourding. Or
it may be some true hearted son or
danghter, brother or sister, speaking
words of cheer, doing deeds of help
fulness and kindness-so common
that they aro taken as a matter of
course, like the air and the sunshine,
with no thought of appreciation or
return nntil it is forever too late.
We believe in proper honors for the
dead, but let not all the flowers be
kept for the grave. Let not all the
words of appreciation and esteem be
saved for the days of mourning. Use
some of your precious ointment of
love and tenderness before the hearf
is still in death. Thirty days of
mourning were a poor atonement for
for forty years of murmuring.-A. R.
Stops the Cough and Werkt off the
Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets oure
a cold in one day. No cure, No Pay.
Price 25 cents.
Don* ts for Mother? pf Baye.
Don't keep nagging your boy.
Don't treat your boy as a hardened
criminal if you discover him in sin.
Don't forget that if you make your
boy think he is going to the devil he
won't be likely to dit appoint you, but
by treating him like a gentleman you
Will do much toward making him
Don't make his room a sort of junk
shop for all the odd? and ends of fur
niture too shabby or old-fashioned to
be used anywhere else in the house.
- Forty-eight kinds of house fly
have been classified by naturalists.
- The most valuable by-product
produoed on the farm is tho skim milk.
- JameB A. Booty, an American
citizen sojourning ia Brazil, has made
a discovery whioh is a revelation to
the Brazilians regarding thejresouroes
of their own forests. He has found a
tree called balata, growing near Para
and for thousands of n?'4s. along the
Amasen river, the julee of whioh
promises to rival rubber in the world's
"??* t?s? QOLD BUST twins do your work.?
This would be a cleaner, brighter world if 4
every housekeeper used
It Muitfpifes-your pleasures; Divides-your
efforts; Subtracts-from your cares; Adds
to your life.
Made only by THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY.
Chicago. New York. Hilton. St. Louis.-Maker* of OVAL FAIRY SOAP.
WE have enlarged our Store room
and added lo our (Stove aud Tin huei
ness GLASS and CROCKERY, and
would be pleueed to have ynu call aud
inspect GoodB aid get price*.
We sell the beet Cook Stovis, Ranges
and Heaters on the market. Would call
special attention to the Air Tight Wood
Burner. It will burn knots, chunks,
chips, corn cobs, roots, trash of any
kind, and gives the greatest amount of]
beat with less fuel than any Stove in ex*
Bgfc, We contract for Roofing, Gut
tering, Plumbing and Electric Wiring.
Yours for business,
ARCHER & NORRBS.
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I AUB LIMEIS I
WE Uve prepared for Hard Times
by buying the LARGEST Stock of
Ever in Anderson, and have bought
at Hard Tiroes Prices. There will be
no Hard Times for you when you buy
from UB, for we have the prices lower
than you have ever heard of them be
fore, and you can now buy two dol
?ais worth of Furniture for one.
Come to see us and we will convince
you of the fact that you can SAVE
money hy buying any price of Furni
ture from us.
LARGEST STOCK? LOWEST PRICES, BEST GOODS.
G. F. TOLLY & SON, Depot Street.
UNDERTAKING and EMBALMING.
BLACKSMITH AND WOODWORK SHOPS !
THE undersigned, having succeeded to the business of Frank Johnson
& Co., will continue it at the old stand, and solicits the patronage of the public.
Repairing and Repainting promptly executed.
We make a specialty cf "Goodyear," Rubber and Steel Horse Shoeing
General Blacksmith and Woodwork.
Only experienced and skilled workmen employed.
We have now ready for sale Home-made, Hand-made Farm Wagon
I.that we especially invite your attention to.
I We put on Goodyear Rubber Tires.
Yours for business
Church Street, Opposite Jail. JV P. TODD.
Nothing gives us such genuine pleasure
as to offer to our Customers One Hundred
Cents worth of Value for every Dollar !
WE make just as good a profit on au article that is worth the
money as wo do on one that is not worth carrying home. Tho
first makes U3 friends and new customers, while the last keeps
us continually in hot water. For this reason, in buying our
?EW STOCK OF DRESS GOODS and SHOES,
We left off the usual side lino of "shoddies" and bought only
the very best quality of Goods for the price. For instance, our
long experience in Shoe Buying and Shoo Selling taught us just
what our best trade demanded in Shoes, and we bought aooord
ingly, so that we arc enabled to offer tho Newest, Best, most
Substautial and Shapely line of
Ladies and Gentlemen's Shoes
Ever brought to this market. Wc havo an cxcollent combina
tion Brogan and Dress Shoe for men that wo offer for $1.75 that
can't be duplicated elsewhere for $2.00. We have a Lace Wa
ter Proof Calf, half boot, for $2.00 that makes us friends every
day. We have a most comfortable heavy Kangaroo Man's Calf
lined, that is as full of value at $1.50 as it is full of solid leath
er. Our Stook of Women's Shoes is equally as varied and com
plete as the men's, and we confidently offer them to tho trade aa
honest, well-made goods.
We have recently added to our Stock a handsome lino of
From a oheap packer to tho best $5.00 Trunk. Prospective brides
and grooms, and young ladies and gentlemen starting to College,
will observo that goods-boxes havo gone out of dato since our new
prices on Trunks went into effect, and that tho style now is one
of Dean & Ratliffo's Trunks.
Speaking of style, there never was a time since the foundation
of the world when
DEAN'S PATENT FLOUR
Wasn't in style. It is still in style, and tho people just cry for
it. Any one who doubts it can sec for himself by watohing
whero all the wagons load. The people will havo our stuff, and
that's what makes us the busiest Store in town.
DEAN & RATLIFFE,
THE HOTTEST OF THE HOT.
Why Not Give Your Honed a Coat of
MASTIC PAINT ?
You can put it on yourself-it is
already mixed-and to paint your
house would not cost you more
than.- - - - -
F*ive or ?ix Dollars!
Orr-Gray & Co.
HOME SEEKER EXCURSION RATES
The Western and Atlantic Railway and Nashville, Chat
tanooga and St. Louis Railway,
To points in Texas, Oklahoma, Indian Territory and Missouri. 8olid vesti
buled trains between Atlanta and Memphis. Only one change of cars to
piincipal western cities. Very low rates to all points North, Northwest and
WeBt. Best service and quickest time via the Scenic Battlefield Route.
For schedules, rates, maps or any information, write
JOHN E. SATTERFIELD,
Traveling Passenger Agent, No. 1 Brown Building, Atlanta, Ga.
Sept IO. 1902_12 _ Gm
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0 5 2 2 S a 5 C 2
ggfs 25 ?S .sgs * i r-r-i
Acme Faint and Cement Cure
Specially used on Tin Hoofs
and Iron Work of any kind.
?Tor sale by
ACME PAINT & CEMENTtm
F. B. GRAYTON & CO.,
Druggists, Anderson} S. C.