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AN AGE Ol
?Jesus and His Jr
Kev. Alex W. Bealei
Thia ie an age of reforms in which
we aro living. Tho very atmosphere
is ohariei with reform.\ It is sweep
ing lite ft Maroonigram across the
world pod knocking at the heart of
every maa who is attuned to the mes
sage itjbeara.' It has been set in mo
tion vg Christian men, assisted by
those, who,' while they may hot bo
Christians, ere in full sympathy with
the principles pf . flfa?3?iianity.
At snob time as this the Christian
often asks himself what part he shall
take in pol?tica. Since be vis a Chris
tian it is his duty to follow in the
footsteps of Jesus Christ, the modern
citizen of all the ages. If He were
living in the world today. He would
take His place in ourrent affair?. He
did not shirk the ditty He owed to j
the civil government, and Kio pint
form was outlined in the words He
spoke when he said "Hender to i
Caesar th? things that ere Caesar's
and to God- the things that are
If Christian men ?should plant
themselves upon ?bat platform today
and uee it, not ae a means ?or getting
into office, but. for the uplifting of
tho world, the reforms which are be*
iog inaugurated would hot be spic
modio but permanent.
At the time our Lord spoke these
words. He Was living under the gov-/
ernment of Caesar,. au unworthy man
who cared little for the people, ruling
them by force of -arms and allowing
them to be systematically robbed
under the pretence that they were being
taxed. And yet he was the recognized
leader of the people. He and his
fellow officers " represented all there
was of Jaw and order in that country*
They were all that stood between; this
people and I anarchy... Jesus submit
ted to this government because Ile
felt that a v poor government adminis
tered ev?n. by wicked meh waa better
tu?ii EG CT?c???a??s ai "a??. / ?D? yet
there was a/ higher reason.- that actua
te d Him; this government oam? from
God; and He must hay? fsit as did
Paul in after-times when ;b6 said:
"The power that : be* . ior v the govern*
menta that esist ^are ordained of
God." ' .
. Poor; tbosgh ii was Jesus submit
ted to it and gave , it His cordial
support. ? Hev pai? ; the taxes that
wer o required of Him.
.v< H*'ttaj^$$^ ww-rob*;
bery but it was better to bo . robbed
under; .the law than to be : robbed out*
side of tho hw and possibly to have
murder ?eupl?d with it.
He did all in His power 'to put
down lawlessness. Ho stopped -those
men^wb?were about to mob en offend
ing wp^^Vaa? seht them away i n
great confusion- He rebuked Peter
for resisting tbs / oiSeer? when they
caine"to arrest Him in tte garden and
repaired the damage : h? had done
by putting back in ita place the esr of
Malchins; He went even further than
thia by rendering the aseisfeanoe in
his power to' the officers who eaoe to
arrest Him. (fhere seemed to have
heen some douot in the minds of the
offioers as te, whiob one ^of tho baud
, was #eeu8.\. Be., promptly dispelled
the doubt; by stepping |o i t?ie front j
V'?Wh??e Jesna felt thai ibero t?? a
duty He owed to Caesar
wW^TO; that- He ow*d to God,
- Ra belonged. to Go^and>ik^j???0R
Him ibo eternal jwjfa?*Hf:*f$\.fi4*m
God ?nd He rendered it from Beth*
lohemV' manger bed to -"Calvary's
eraeifi^^^e)^.:;'.: He k?ew;M^'an
. gover?rjs??k ; cp^es J?tom God who
. eatabiisbtid it in tho dawn of creation.
t i. Atl.oU J0nTl.
Bible ia followed, and ia c-vcYy calcu
lation thai is mado by statisticians
tho members of tho different churches
jare counted for Christians. If you i
will stop for a moment and think of
the political in?ueoce that could ho
wielded by the mea in the town
where you live, who belong to the
different churches, I think you will
agree with me whea l say thut if they
decided upon any measure and backed
it. up they could pass it id toa law and
could ceo that it was enforced.
What a respou8ibiiity then, this
places upen the Christian men and
women cf the diff?rent communities
in our State! ^
?The duty a Christian of today ?w?s
to ; Caesar is more binding than it
was upon Jesus because our Caesar
afford a protection to life, and property.
?He stands, like a bulwark between us
and evil-minded men. Remove the
laws from the statute hocks of G corbin
and the officers from the, streets ; of
her o i ties and the roads of her conn
tics and a reign of hell would begin in
Georgie; like that which has just sur
ged over poor humiliated Russia,
like that which flaged in tides of
blood along the. streets of Paris when,
beneath the red flag of anarchy, the
commune, marched with hideous
shouts along' , its murderous way;
like that whioh froze the blood of,
southern women with horror, chilled
the hearts of the men and blotted the
sunlight from tho skies, when the
carpet-bagger, the soaUawag ' and the
enfranchised African seized! the helm
ot the ship of state and guided it out
upon the raging seas of. plunder to
ward the, rooks of certain . destruc
ll It ie the,;duty of every; Christian
mau to pay. his taxes to tho civil
government beoause today, as it ???L in
ibe days of Jesus and Paul, it comes
from dod.. This U an Obligation that
rests v?ry lightly upon hundreds, ofj
men and women T?ho aro pref casing
Christians.1 They do not look upon
the payment of taxes as a duty, but
they seem to think it ia an imposi
tion put upon them by these who arej
ihtpower. \.'V..' '/ ?I
Thor? is a continual complaint com
ing np from the office o? the comp
Irolie^' gen??^|the ^atf?. ?api?l
that individuals and corporations are
seekingto dodge; their taxes. They
aro continually-'returning their pro
perty for taxation ?ar be??W the value
shat would be put upon it ?if $t ,|r#e
;??er>d:for.'s?iie. \H #'$:-^p|t fallow
ic the footsteps ol "Jesas and j p?7
their juBt? proportion of fiases to tho
Stats goveraiaont, men who profess to
be His followers and who.'w?re"am|]lM
able to pay these taxes tho jburde$?|;
taxation would , not fall ;:0^tmil*
upon tbo3e who aire feast aile to hear
it. I tremble for many people whoa
raitt tex', returns ar? brov^ght before
them at the. laBt ./^aat ,d?jr ?nd the
recording angel shall - there compare
them '?with the price fer whioh the
r^^^'^^M0^i1^. weeks after
t?und?. i ./ \," , : 'ir
v Those who are seeking:.io fo??* the
}??^?l^'^f?'?as trill he firm in iheir
opposition'to, all manner ;oi^??W^ifl
msn is wilfully, violating ih^:?a^ it
for tbe officers of tho law: Instead sf j
sympathising with^om and praying
for. them AS we. are commanded to do
wc criticise them a?d-H5?c-?hwn ha?*
as herd a time as possible, if Hue idea
seems to be that they have Ithei?
hande in the treasury of thc publio>
they have found a place at the;- pcHei.
cal fwd box, they have a good fat job
and :.t is therefore the solemn duty of
loose who are less favored to poonce
upon them and give them something
to do ir. deie?il?;:^ themselves from
unkind, and cruel criticism. This
9pirit;?s born in the homes of our
land T/bere the unwise mother or the
ignorant servant girl, seeking to cou
trol the spoiled child threatens to
turn him over to the policeman who
is thus looked upon aa an enemy and
not as a friend.
Wandering afar from tho way* map
ped out by Jeuus, the model citizen
forgetting to honor the. offioer of the
law who ie tho minister of Qod and
the servant of the public we do all
that we oan to make his road as thuin y
cs possible. ..._ '
But every Christian owe- ? great
er duty to God, than to the civil gov
' cr?ment. We cannot possibly rendor
unto Qod the things that are His un. i
less we render orto ?aoear the things
.that are His.
Every Christian belongs to God
who created him aw'then rodeo mo d
him for a purpoBO. That" purpose is
to uplift the world. And he has giv
on ua His gospel and the power of
Mia spirit to he used in thia work.
This being true wo owo an implicit !
ob ed ieuce to Him through Jesus j
Christ. In other words, it is inoum . |
bent upon us to follow Him ?s a citi
zen as well un 'a prc ooh er. Govern
ment comes from God, commended by
Jesus Christ who supported it and
commanded us to give it our hearty j
support. By doing this we are serv- j
ing God and rendering to Him the
things that aro Hi a. : I
The history of the world will show
that the man who is truest to hie
God makes the best citizen. There is
no conflict between God and Caesar, !
except at rare ,nteryalsybecauso ' the
ono is temporal and the other is spir
itual. If the conflict ever comes it is
the duty of the Christian to obey God
rather than Caesar. .Searoh the
records of the. criminal courts of the
country and I-make bold to Say that
there, except at me instances, you
will not find the n?m? of any mau who
haB been adtivo in law ser vice to God.
Mingle . among'. men. and co finger of;
sjaspiclpn;jt?ever pointed to the activo
Christian as ooo who is ?ia|atiiig tho
ger of eoue vUe^ymderer. If the
Christians of 6eoi$SRn^ii1 to the
m&sh head of their lives the i a J auc
tion of Paul, *4WhetBcTry^BaV cr
whet thor yo drink-whatsoever ye de
do ail to the glory of Gcd#* -^jhey^ill
never il reg their religion'- futo j; tho
ceas pool of partean politico, hui: will?
lift up their polite i?to tho realm of
resp e o tabill ty. fro etand beeide . their
religion. J :\ ? ?; ' - '
When a mau becomes & Chrietieu
he: is nonet thc Iw^eitizon than he
;?fi^ore hie ?ouv??B?oni ' ^?pl
then to feel ' th? ob%ft?ioo of e??lses
ship more ttea.|ie;. ^.has'ev?r:- dione. !
E very C bria t. au e/bo has a. pr^j^t; I
conception of: the duty he o woo to God
wOl ba active in the affaire? of tte
to vote in every-^joction and will nae
the ballot not ?o^premote his private
interests, not.to lift up a friend, not
to pay oft a political debt, l?ut be will
n?e it as ho USAS everything ir. his
?ifeV for. the > ?twy^n?^d.He Will
feel it hie duty to tervo on the. jury
?j?Utea at & fair valuation of his pro
ps riy, to . pfc^ih e?' waeu CO???,
dna, to assist tho officer* of the jaw,
Md ho Wi? baulah/ ftom hw Ufeiha^
^^s^bM^iejc? ? fepor?va man who is
and for the degr&d&ticu of maoy^at?:
Memoirs cf tb^^?unity in whioh
by Jesus - is : followed we will ' beeome
shis worm .wi?i " beoomn the kingdom
of oar God and His GhrieK itf&M'
a '4*188^ 1
o? Our ears a few nights agd/Vse?d a
Pullman con du otor who rao s to Kan?
eas City^fr?m t?^
had been ind??e$ j\?e for thc Orst
t? me on a Pullman by h friend. He
was going to Fort CoJHtt?, 0o?? pur
the .p?sset?ger.c?l5cd to me:
'SayV "ho^aidj, ;'*If^n*t J?nd-' my
I boo ta. ; X?etfc;^: h^a^l^^o'lghti* ' "
"Aren't thos* your booie?"
fiting1 to 7 the r^Usl
Sir^ ^^.^??w^o.vxay^ ooo ts
5^^6yeri''b^enybl^?d^ au* ?bey
fi?&r scin to ?>e.* \ When
Jjr'.''o0uw.n;0|i " ' "
*?: ^What'd he do it fer?' he ?sk
?ff ft^4?d^ . .
! gro???w: "That settles this byar
j Pullman business with mo. Hy*r
1 siter I'll ride oh" s'took treius, where
? ? nea don't have tb be eo - sty
j Isifonr Life What Yen Went to Hake It Y
<51ra. W. H. Felton, in Tho Atlanta
I listened toa good sermon some
days ago on the possibilities of human
life that gave mo some fresh thoughts
on an old but vital subject, incor
porating St. Paul's words: "All
things are yours, and ye aro Christ's
and Christ is God's" to emphasize his
Thc pessimist declares lifo to bea
burden. He comes here without his
own, consent, vraB forood into exis
tence in spite of himself, and forced
to bear what is laid upon him, until
bc shuffles off the mortal coil and goes
henee like tho,dumb brute that per
ishes. "Therefore what is life to
mo," says ho in his despondency and
The optimist secs' glory in earth
and sky, with all things richly tc ?en
joy, and life to him is a boon and a
blessing. He io the ohild of a king,
joint heir with Christ and fondly con
templates a now existonoo when he
goes hence "tobo with God."
The main difference between the
two is simply their point of view.
One looks at the dark and miserable
side of human existence and tho o tb GI
vietrs lifo' from the bright and com
fortable oido and eaoh pur DUCS hif
journey, and when tbs chapter olosei
both, gb out of eight and nobody hal
come back to tell (bo romainder o!
their story from the grave.
But the preacher told his congrega
tion of the benefits of tbo smiling sid*
of life as compared to thc dieabilitie
which come from the miserable fea
tures to which the 'posaimh t dings
and quoting St-. Paul, the believer i
already possessor of valuable benefits
already enjoys a foretaste of heaver
and the hereafter will he a realiaatio
of life with God.
Few of us aro 'satisfied with ou
lives when, viewed re tr oap co ti vol j
Somehow the errors scorn to stand ot
in bold relief, no matter how faitl
fully wejaaay excuse our mistakes ac
failures.' Nene of us j can be perfei
W infallible. No one but the Savio*
has given us a perfect record as to tl
satisfaction of a porfcot life, o He con;
look back on tb ir ty'?bree years of pe
foot living, and yet ho was pcrseontt
by eo-called pions people and AOfferi
the death aC a malefactor. . No 01
iMj bas ;;$TwTv?d ; WJUW da vranw
for others, and no ODO else has ev
died who thus prayed for forgiveness i
forthose who put Him to death, in
such beautiful self-abnegation.
The only perfeet lifo we have ever
known was s K?e of self-denial, pov
erty arid ill-treatment, and tho Apos
tle Paul has given UB a running list of
his own mishaps and disasters, his
perils on land and sea,' his -poverty
und buif-denial, almost to its fatal
Tho beet lives we have known are,
therefore, tho lives whioh have in
thom tho least for themselves, and tho
life of service seems to hold within
itself the elementa of real satisfying
eua tent as a reward.
Thcro are three things whioh como
to all alike, n um cly, to bo bore, to
live and thou to dio, and it is tho wise
mind which can settle upon the best
way to live and then to die, bcoauso
time is so brief and death is HO cer
tain to ono and all.
Those who aro apparently strong
and well today are often resting in !
their grave olothos tomorrow, and tho
whole of lifo would seem to bo too
short to prepare for our exit. Who
has the wisdom to undorstand theso
things so as to pro&t by them safely?
Who lives in the best way so BB to
dio the right way.
On my return fro* m ohuroh Iohanccd
to read the hymn that was sung at
the first mooting of St. Mark's Luther
an Church after tho loss of tho giant
excursion steamer General Slocum
when so many members of thc ohuroh
perished by burning in sight of the
Who knowe how near my end may ba?
Time apeada away and death comer
How swiftly, ab, how suddenly,
May death be here, and Ufo be gone!
. My God, for Jesus' sake I pray
Thy peaoe may bless my dying day
O Father cover all my sins
With Jeaufc' merita, who alone
The pardon that I covet wins,
And makes bia long-sought rest rn;
My God, for Jesus' Bake 1 pray
Thy peaoe may bl6sa my dying das
Thea death may come or tarry yet;
? know in Christ I perish not.
He never will bis own forget;
He gives me robes without a spot.
My God, for Jesus1 sake I pray
Thy peace may bless my dying dei
And thus X live in Cod peace
And die without a thonght or fear,
Content to take what God decrees,
For through bia Son my faith ts clear,
Htsgr?oe aban bain death my sta;
. . And peace shall bless my dying da;
. . #-:-,.?.>?? -:
FRED. G. BROWN, Pres. and Treas. | B. F. M AUXD1N, Vi?? Pi<?ld?l
A. 8. FARMER, Beere' -?ry.
The Anderson Real Estate
and Investment Co.,
BUYERS AND SELLERS OF
REAL ESTATE, STOCKS & BONDS.
J. C. CUMMINGS, Sales Dep't.
Our facilities for handling your property are perfect, at
we are large advertisers all over the country. Right now
we are having considerable inquiry for farms in this and ad?
oining Counties, and ownerB of farm lands in the Piedmont
section who wish to dispose of their property will find that
we are in a position to make quick and satisfactory sales.
Now is the time to list your property with us, and <w?
will proceed at once to give attention to all properties en?
trusted to us.
Address all communications to J. C. Cummings, Sales
Binns nu EH i mm UBNL
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when you want one of our..
Up to-Date VEHICLES for Pleasure.
Phaetons, Buggies, ,
And in fact anything you need in the Vehicle lino you will find at our Re
positories. A tine line of HARNESS, SADDLES, UMBRELLAS, CAN
OPY SHADES, DUSTERS, &c.
Call and examine for yourself, aud if we cannot suit yoa it will be'out
fault. Very truly,
FRETWELL-HANKS 00., Anderson, Sk 0?
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R. ^R^kxlZNT, Division Passenger Agent, Charleston s. 0.
Tiils Establishment has bean Soiling
IN ANDERSON for more than forty yean. During all that time competitors
have ooma and gone, but we ha VG % mai ned right here. We have always sola
Cheaper than any others, and during those long years we have not had oho dis
satisfied otistomer. Mistakes will sometimes ooonr, and if at any time wa
found that a customer was dissatisfied we did not rest until we hif? made him
satisfied. This policy, rigidly adhered to, has made us friends, true and last
ing, and we can say with pride, but without boasting, that we btive tho confi
dence of the people of thia section. We have a largor Stock of Gooda thia
season than we have ever had, and we pledge you our word that wo have never
sold Furniture at as close a margin of profit as we are doing now. This is
8roven by the fact that we are selling Furniture not only ell over Anderson
ouDty but in every Town in the Piedmont flection. Come and see* ns. Your
parents saved money by baying from ns, and you and your children can save
money by buy?og here san. Wo carry EVERYTHING in tbe Furniture line?
C P. TOLLY & SON, Depot Street.
The Old Reliable Furniture Dca'^
OKE GAR OF HGGiFEED.
Have just received one Car los/1 bf HOG PEED
(Shorts) at very close prices. Come before.they. are
all gone. Now is the time for tb rowing- ' *
Around your premises to prevent a case of fever or
some other disease, that will cost you very much more
than the price of a barrel of Lime (81.00.) "? Wo have
a fresh shipment in Stock, and will be glad to send jo?
some. H yon contemplate building a barn or>ny
other building, see na before,buying your-.
CEMENT and LISHE,!
ii: pli II?iil
..-?--y-;|;J i.V. i.;*3M*JW
v IP you really, want the *ery beet, Seed Oat that baa been
put on the market thia season, and one that bears the endorsement
of Clemson College as to freedom from Johnson Grass, come to us
or send us your orders and yon shall not be disappointed^ . Genu
ine Eed Host Proof Oats of a good, weighty quality eta very
s carce tbii season and hard to get. Of course there will be, as
there always has been, some, people who will offer yen a genuine
Bed ?cat Proof Qat at ? lower price than we shall ask ? yon for
pure, but we wara yon that yon will take dangerous chances If
Vi\n ivy i o eccscrsiss OB ruth en important item as Seed Oats?,
Tho *di 0bi tn ce ? not enough to j U?I ify the ' risk, and iLyou are
wise you will not fool with the cheap seed. If yon want the
ch eap fiecjd.a?c? are belbent on bu* ?Dg them, we can supply yon
^l&ij^en% (We tell them for feeding puiposes, but they are
equal to rosny so-calledi Bc td Oats now on tho market.)
Is .v .': If. lhere is is jour sature that which demands the very best <jp
'. ard will tabler tnibing lets, and will not eland for any deteriora- 4P
' t i on, nor b? cont?nt with mc d i oe r i ty ; if yon appreciate constant, ?
[ honest efforts to conquer the heights? of excellence in the. milling ?
^ of hewet Flcurr *e commend to your highest favor and censido
^ r?Uon ?nr old, re?isble, true and tiicd DEAN'S PATENT %
y FlOtJB. But if yon are eatifl?eO with the cheap and shoddy, ?
> , the botched and Wtvenly, if yon are not particular about tho ?J,
quality of what you eat nor the taste of it, if you are not diecrim- #
I mating sad ste content to eat jiwt anything that is branded v
? . ?^Ps?t??' or "Half Patent/' then you do not need to buy Dean ?. .J
I Patent, for you cm boy rewetting eke that will auk your pu rpo- ^
ft ?ea just as well and a great deaV cheaper. There : ie nothing like 2
>y cultivating ?be habit of demanding only the beet, and if you will #
> do this you will always gei DEAN'S PARENT, and thereby
^ presaw S
. " Youie always truly, ' ' 5