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THE VALUE OF PRAYER.
Nehemiah's Petition For Israel.
Nehemiah i?Nov. 26
fThe (Jfectual. fervent prayer of a righteous
id (la availcth ir.uch."?James c, 16.
CT?RTEEN years after Ezra's
company returned to Jerusa
lem. Nehemiah went thither
"-with an escort and full author
ity from the king of Persia to rebuild
the vrall of Jerusalem and to restore
its gate*. It would appear that Ezra's
reformation, while very helpful to the
peopl*. brought" against thein the vio
lact opposition of their neighbors, as
was to bare been expected. The Jews,
now considerable In numbers, were
despis&d by then* neighbors, who wish
ed to driTe them out of th? land. The
wall of the city was poor and did not
withstand the attack.
Josephus says that Nehemiah, wealthy
and favored of the king of Persia, re
sided in the king's palace at Shusban.
He was a ploua man and deeply inter
ested in the laud
?of bis fathers.
?one day ht orer
ceard two mot;
talking in the He
brew tongue, and
They had been to
faad returned, de
faely land, the "fraw in ucrtt:
? fioly city, God's temple, and concern
ing the Jews who bad returned from
Babylos. The sad story of their trials
and the desolation of the city and Its
?Kpesore t* enemies touched his heart
And led him ' prayer. That prayer is
the subject of this lesson.
Undoubtedly the recorded prayer of
?ehemiah Is merely an epitomized
statement, for we read that he made
the matter a subject of earnest prayer
for four month* before he reached the
point of action where God used him
in the f u rfliment of his own petition.
Tho Soul's Sinoero Desire.
The Poet has well defined prayer as
being "the soul's sincere desire, utter
ed or unexpressed." Another has well
declared that it "is the Christian's
vital breath": that is to say. Christian
character cannot be maintained with
out prayer any more than a human
life could be maintained without
breathing. Who has not noticed that
ail the great Bible characters used of
the Almighty were accustomed to go
to Him regularly La prayer and to
seek for guidance from Dim in re
spect to every matter? Even the great
Redeemer, holy, harmless, undented
and separate from sinners, needed to
pray to the Father?needed HIb fel
lowship and communion?needed to be
in touch with the Infinite One. Sev
??era! of His prayers are recorded, and
we are. told that He spent the entlw*
sight la prayer on some occasions.
Some may ask. Would the Almighty
ensure His plans In answer to our pe
tition*? Assuredly He would not.
Indeed, on tho contrary, wo are cau
tioned in the Scriptures to ask only
according to flls will We are warned
that If we ask amiss our petitions will
not b* answered. Hence the necessity
for studying God's Word and being
The Redeemer gave us th<? keynote
to this, saying. "If ye abide la Me and
My words abide iu you. ye may ask
what ye will and It shall be doue
unto yon." (John xv. 7.1 Alas! how
few neem to note the two limitations
of this promise:
(1) The one as'iing must be in Christ
-^abiding In Him. This means tbat
the petitioner has turned from sin, has
accepted Christ and the terms of dis
cipleshlp. It Implies that he has made
a full consecra
tion of his life to
the Lord and be
come a new crea
ture in Christ
Christ, may pray
to the Father.
(2) After hav
ing come into
the Head, the
must ask in bar
"Pather, if it be peui
llr. let thit cup pas*
mony with God's Wo^l nnd promises:
In order to know wflnrfthings to ask
for they must search the Scriptures,
which are sufficient, "thst the ma" o.t
God may be thoroughly fur".' u< L"
Cod is pleased to r>- '?, of the
little talents p?*"k"?od by Ilia con
secrated "cjpie. Those who pray for
onn'" ii. n ic., to serve the Lord and
L.; cause end who watch for the ful
tllment of their prayers In tnt? open
doors of opportunity will surely have
them. "He that seeketb flndeth."
What to Pr2y For.
Those in Christ may pray for earth
ly necessities. as iu the Lord's ";*yr.
"Give us this day our daily oread:"
but we are not to pray for more than
the bread and water which the Lord
has authorized His people to pray fur.
The true Christian, instead of think
ing about what he shall eat. what he
?hall drink, and wherewithal he shall
be clothed?instead of making earthly
things the subject of his prayers, will
be thinking of and praying about his
higher, bis heavenly Interests.
Ladies who are interested in the
subject may take a trip to Washing
ton and examine in the Bureau of
Manufactures samples of the wood
which the African Angochc belles use
for a lace stain and paste, which have
been sent over here by our vice-consul
at Lourcnco Marquez in the Interest
of American beauty.
Don't brag before you make good,
and after you've made good you won't
AN ALL-CHINESE RAILROAD.
A success In railroad building which
may ultimately have a far reaching
effect industrially have recently been
achieved in China. Over the (Tankow
Piss rxd clone' the' great caravan
I route to Mangolia, down which have
some all the famous Tartar invaders,
a new railroad, destined some day to
connect with the Transslberian and
shorten the railway journey from Eu
rope to the east by many hours and
several hundred miles, has been con
structed, and from start to finish it is
a Chinese line, built by Chinese and
planned by a Chinese ?nglneer. The
Peking-Kalgan railway has been com
pleted for 130 mile?, the most difficult
portion of the whole route to Mon
golia. It was not merely, construct
ed by Chinese, but 1b today operated
entirely by natives. The funds for its
construction were obtained from the
rev?mueB of other Chinese railways,
and the operation of the portion of the
line now opened has shown a profit.
For the Chinese this example will be
a final argument supporting the well
established conviction that all Chi
nese railroads should be owned if not
constructed by the nation.
NO MORE "SPARE ROOMS."
Fifty years ago nearly every house
in New York city had one or more
?uest chambers. Today half her inhab
itants arise at an unusual hour to per
mit the;.r beds to be turned into par
lor furniture or pianofortes.
If Cousin Mary or Cousin Joe real
ized all this, as of course no one who
has not lived in a great city can really
realize Jt, they would understand bet
ter just why they had not been In
vited to visit Tom's folks. It is not be
cause Tom and his wife wish to slight
L Mar; a.ad ber husband that they have
not inv.ted them to visit thorn In the
city, but because positively the city
cousins have not enough more room
in their tiny apartment for even so
much an a eanary bird.
On the other haad. Joha and his wife
orobably have a groat 12-room house
in the country, a house whose iatcb
strlng is known to be always hanging
out.?Woman's Home Companion.
PRODUCTION OF QUICKSILVER.
The world's production of quicksil
ver in 1910 was 3.39? metric tons of
2.204.6 pounds each, against 3,305 tons
in 1909, 3,296 tons In 1908. and 3.307
tons in 1907. 8pain is the largest
producer, furnishing nearly a third of
the total world's supply from the fa
mous Almaden mines. The United
States, Austria-Hungary and Italy
have in turn held second place, this
country ranking as third In 1910. The
imports of quicksilver into the United
States for domestic production are
now nominal, having been in 1910 only
667 pounds, valued at $381, although
the values of the imports in the pre
ceding three years varied from $6,000
to $8,000. The exportB of quicksilver
in 1910 were H4.237 pounds, valued at
$91,077 against 610,141 pounds, valued
at $266,243 In 1909. The chief mar
ket is now Canada, followed by
'A CUEER POSTOFFICE.
Sailing vessels still go around Cape.
Horn, just as they did in the sixteenth
century, navigators finding is very
difficult to make the winding passage
through tho Straits of Magellan.
Sometimes, however, on account of
stormy' weather, ships have to hover
off the Horn for the greater part of a
month. Cape Horn is a big mass of
rock, which rises abruptly from the
sea ani forms a small island. Upon
one of the ledges of this rook there
stands a covered barrel. Ship captains
who are passing around the cape send
a boat ashore at that point, if possi
ble, to take from the barrel whatever
mail matter is going in their direction
and drop in it whatever is desired
shall go in the opposite direction. This
mail box is the world's most southern
postuir.ee, and it does not need a
FINDS MOST FICKLE MAN.
When Col. William M. Howard, now
a member of the tariff board, was elec
tioneering for congress one autumn in
bygone days, he struck a backwoods
county lnv Georgia, and got very busy
talking softly to the voters. He was
much concerned about a man named
John, who was now for him, then
against him, and always changeable.
"What's the matter with John?" the
colonel asked one of his constituents.
"Aw, you can't tell nothin' about
John, colonel," was tlie assurance. "He
is the most fickle man you ever see.
Why, he ha* '. id religion so many
times ?~ ;. wti ii eo many times, and
Kc.i baptized in the creek down here
io often that the bullfrogs know him
every time he's 'mcrsed."?Washing
A BARONESS AT 11.
While England's women are fighting
for suffrage, there is cne little lady
in England who has the right to vote
whenever she pleases, and she didn't
have to fight for this right. This for
tunate lady 16 11-year-old Paroness
C'.iitoc. Under the law she has the
right to be summoned to all councils
and state cert monies of the sovereign.
Her title is among the oldest in the
house of lords. She can vote on any
important question at Issue and no
ore can deny her right.
But the little baroness s?etns to care
more of her dolls just at present than
s!'e Jock about the yearly budget or
what the Kins is doing. She attend
ed iht- coronation and a litt^; coronet
was prepare;! f-.-r bor.
Misuse cf Via.
A stroll through the shipping dis
trict gives many a wrench to the pur
ist's soul ''in 'roT.' of all the com
mission houses," :.c sa ? . see bales
and barrels labeled 'via boat' r?r 'via
train.' Why does not somebody i*d*
the shipping clerks that every tlmf
they write that they are insulting the
English and every other language?
?Via' can be applied properly only to
the piace through which a parcel
passeB, not to the meuns of transpor
DRESS FOR OUTDOOR WEAR
Attractive Costume Made Up In Tweed
Is Practical in Style and Very
Tweed has been chosen for this cos
tume, which is practical in style It
has the skirt made with a panel back
and front laid on in wide wrapped
The coat is ci/t to correspond with
rhi3. and has a double breasted front
fastening below rovers by two but
tons; velvet is used for facing collar
and pocket flaps.
Sailor hat of black straw, trimmed
with a satin ribbon and a buckle.
Materials required: Four and one
half yards tweed 48 inches wide, one
fourth yard velvet, two buttons, 4%
yards silk or satin for lining coat
Tulle over satin is much In evidence
for evening costumes.
Pale gld laces are much in evidence
on both afternoon and evening gowns.
An almost normal waistline is one
of the features of the newly imported
A new idea in habits 16 a foundation
of astrakhan cloth with thlcl: and
Fur is to be prominent In the win
ter millinery and mole and aeal will
lead in popularity.
Worsted embroideries done in bright
colored crewels are used Cis enlivening
touches on costumes, suit;; and wraps.
Wool embroidery ' on the separate
blouse Ic the latest thing and will '
doubtless supersede the beading of,
Lace and chiffon frills at the bottom
of long sleeves and finishing off the
elbow variety are to be much In vogue
for all eorts of dresses.
Lace as a trimming 1b to be exten
sively used for bodice and eklrt. ap
pearing iti odd places, and often the
lace itself will be richly ornamented
with bendr End embroidery.
A new evening sleeve if a tiny wired
hoop of some soft shirred fabric, usu
ally chiffon This is arrarged to stand
out from the Fhoulder, the material)
being shirred over Lae wire.
The gown of 'nces is to be popular
this winter and thlB will rejoice many,
for while a whole lace gown can be
the most ruinouBly expensive costume!
it can also be created on cheaper
lines with equal effectiveness. Lace
gown? are almost iavcriably becom
Though fashions may come and go,
though weaves very and dress goods
of many and various kieds be adopt
ed by that whimsical personage,
Dame Fashion, broadcloth Is always
in favor. It is one of the nristocrats
of the dress goods realm and i;s place
Is always cssured.
This year the tendency In broad
clo'.l.s is toward those with a very
high luster?the more brilliant and
satiny the sheen, the better madame
will like her cloth.
Smart autumn suits are of broad
cloth, elaborately trimmed?frequent
ly with handsome silk braids, often
with rich and deeu-toned velvets
Hut rot alone for suits and tailored
costumes is broadcloth in demand.
For handsome wrars. street coa s.
evening garments and afternoon toi
lcttes broadcloths will be fashionable.
Gives Ncte of Color.
All embroidered linen and mousse
line di esses show the band of * civet,
urwl mmjpselire. The note of
color seen at the horn is frequently
? a t u at the waist or about the
Muriclprl Refer,a in Georgia.
For sever"] j errs there has been a
law forbidding the running of bulls
loese on the streets. Tins law has
not been enofrced for several years,
but ii does seem that it should now
be enforced. t:s ihere are several such
animals now at large.?Blackshear
Where He Is Wrong.
In reality anything is good enough
for the man who thinks nothing is too
good for him
Office of County Treasrer, Orange
burg County, S. C, October 2nd,
The Regular Tax Duplicate will he
open for collection of all taxes due:
Office of County Treasurer, Orange
burg County, from the 15th day of
October to the 31st day of Decem
The following levy:
State taxes.5% mills.
Ordinary county.5 mills.
County road. . . .. . .. .1 mills.
Constitutional school. . .3 mills.
Also the following local Special
Special Tax. B. D.
District No. 3.3
District No. 4.4
District No. 6.3
District No. S.7 4
District No. 11 2
District No. 12.3
District No. 13.2
District No. IS.4 2
I District No. 20.4
.District No. 21..'.2
'District No. 22.2
District No. 23.2
District No. 24. . .... . .2
District No. 26.5 1
District No. 27.4
District No. 28. . . . .. . .4
District No. 33.3
District No. 34i.6 2
District No. 36.6 2
District No. 37..3
District No. 3S.2
I District No. 40.4
District No. 41.7
District No. 42.2
District No. 43.3
District No. 44.3
District No. 4 6.3
District No. 47?.. . . .-. .. 3
District No. 4 8.4
Diatrict No. 4 9..2
District No. 55.3
District No. 60.S
District No. 64.3
District No. 65.5 2
District No. 68.7
District No. 70..8 2 !
District No. 7b.4
District No. 72.4
District No. 74.4
District No. 75.2
District No. 76.8
District No. 78.3
District No. 82.3
District No. 83.3
District No. S4.3
District No. 86.2 ^ ?
Commutation Road Tax will be re- j
ceived at same time and place. The
time for payment of Road Taxes will
expire March 1st, 1912.
A. D. FAIR,
County Treas., 0. C.
60 acre farm on Branch
v?JIe road, just outside city
limits, with buildings thereon, I
also 44 acre farm on Ken- ]
netly road 10 miles of Or
angeburg. Apply to
The Frankness of Women.
Though the male was never tahen
at his own valuation by women, tor
the first time in modern history wont
en are beginning to soy bo.?Moxlay
Roberts in "Tboime's Way."
Wouldn't Be Quite Proper.
Modern Young Person (skewing
friend round Paris.)?This place Is
rather jolly at night; b?t, of soars*,
it's not the sort of place to tahs y?ar
^C^JDJdllsK'ir OIF HVCTJSIO
I One Night, Wednesday, November 29
First Time Here
A. G. DELAMATER and Wm. NORRIS OFFER, GEO. BARR McCUTCHEON'S
MOST DELIGHTFUL ROMANCE
DRAMATIZED FROM THE NOVEL BY ROBERT M. BAKER
A Story of Love, War and Laughter. A Cast of Un
usual Excellence. An Elaborate and Beau
tiful Scenic Production. A For
tune in Georgeus Costumes
on Sale at Lowman's Drug Store. Order by
Mail or Phone.
Raisins, 12c; currents, 12c; citron,
18e, at Prescott'?.
57 E. RUSSELL ST.
The Edisto Savings Bank
Orangeburg, S. C.
We want you to own one of our new safety boxes which
we have just put in our fire-proof vault?never keep a fire
policy in the building insured?you should keep your papers
of value and your jewelry in one of our boxes and be secure.
The United States Government has named this Bank as
tie depository of its Postal Savings Baak funds?let us count
you among our depositors.
Your depwti with us are absolutely secure. We have a
capiiil and surplus of $135,000.00 and resources of over
$255,UUJ which should be sufficient to guarantee you against
low. We carry Burglar Insurance. Give us your business
and feel safe.
B*r.t granulated ?ugar, .15 lbs.
$1.00, at Prescott's.
Try Us For Your Wants
We carry a complete line of Qothing,
Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Cap^,
Notions, Groceries, Fornirun: and Hard
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