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speaker, was composed of men, women
and children who had been made
".alive to God through Christ." The
Spirit of God. almighty in its grac
ious works, took these stones from
the quarry of nature, rough and un
fit as they might seem to -be. and
dressed them and fashioned them ac
cording to his own plan. But in all
this process of perfecting these build
ing stones. so that each one might as
sume its place and fulfill its destiny
in this spiritual life, there must be on
their part not only a passive yield
ing, but also an active -co-operation
with the spirit.
The design of the spiritual temple
was that God might dwell therein.
Not that God was in aeed of a dwell
ing place: "Heaven is his throne, and
the earth is his foot-stool." The sun
and the stars were his, and all the
infinite depths of space.
Myriads of shining angels who never
sinned were his. Creation. yea, and
the uncreate were him temple, in
which he dwelled and manifested him
self in his attributes of omnipresence
and power and wisdom. But in his
holv church he manifested himself in
a peculiar manner. in his attributes of
mercy and goodness and love. exer
cising them in relation to and for the
bene!t of those who have sinned.
But not only was the church set be
fore us under the figure of a temple
in which God graciously dwells, said
'Mr. Scherer, but each individual be
liever was represented as such a tem
ple. The grand thought of it all was
this: that we who were separated from
God by reason of sin and were far re
moved from all fellowship with him,
were now made nigh: that God came
and made each believing heart a sanc
tuary and set up there a mercy-seat.
He who himself was Love established
himself in the very centre of our be
ing, that our whole life might be love
and that toward him above all our
hearts might ever turn.
Mr. Scherer concluded as follows:
God claims his own, not as Roman
Catholics, or Lutherans or Episco
palians, or Presbyterians or Metho
dists or Baptists, but as' those in
whom is the life of faith and love apd
obedience to Christ the Lord. These
all he is building together: into the
one tenle, which has been rising si
lently through all the ages growing
with certainty towards a glorious
completion according to the plans and
purposes of the Divine Builder. It
has risen in spite of all opposition, and
it will still rise until that day when
the great Architect shall "bring forth
the top stone" and all the hosts of
heaven shall shout. "Grace, grace unto
it." And in it shall be realized the
union of God with his people. and
those who have been redeemed and
restored out of a lost race. Tn it he
shall dwell forever, imparting to it
the fullness of his life and love, and
receiving in return. from all the living
glorinied throng who compose it, love
and adoration and praise .unceasing.
Then "the mystery of God" in re
demption shall have been finished:
God and the creature shall be one:
and with a mighty-voice out of heav
en, reaching to all parts of God's uni
versal dominion, it shall be proclaim
ed: "Behold,' the tabernacle of God
is with men, and he will dwell with
them, and they shall be his people,
and God himself shall be with them,
and be their God."
Sermon to Pastor by Rev. Mr. Be
denbaugh, To People by Rev.
On Sunday night the pastor, the
Rev. WV. L. Seabrook, who took
charge of the congregation in Janu
ary, 1903, was installed by the Rev. Z.
WV. Bedenbaugh, president of the
South Carolina Synod, assisted by the
Rev. S. C. Ballentine, secretary of the
Synod. The charge to the pastor was
~delivered by the Rev. Mr. Bedenbaugh
and the sermon to the congregation
by the Rev. Mr. Ballentine.
The evening lesson was read by Dr.
M. G. G. Scherer. The congregation
was one of the largest during the
whole of the series of services, and
the musical program w~as especially
good. including a violin solo by Miss
Carrie Pool, accompanied on the pipe
organ by Miss Susie Summer.
Rev. Mr. Bedenbaughi took as a
text for his charge to the pastor, "To
obe-- is better than sacrifices." He
cle;.rly explained the church eccles
iassical system, which he thought the
best adapted of all church system's for
church work. But this system could
only be effncient if properly carried
ou~t. iIe explained the duties of the
nastr- aned Z1I the church officers to
the congregation. They should rule
with authority, but with due forbear
ance and should be obeyed by the con
gregation. Mr. Bedenbaugh made a'
very forcible address.
Rev. Mr. Ballentine took as his
theme, "Holding Up the Pastor's
Hands." God could have saved the
world without 'human aid, he said.
The same angels which proclaimed!
"Peace on earth," could have pro
claimed "Salvation to men." But the
command was to go and preach the
gospel. and it was given to the dis
ciples not as 'a separate class, but as
Christians. It was as encumbent on
one Christian as much as on another
-not all could preach from the pul
pit, but all could uphold the pastor s
hands. Speak charitably of your pas
tor, he continued. Uphold his hands,
by giving him financial support. If i
he was able to preach without money
he should be preaching to those who
are too poor to pay. Help him by at
tendance and by attention after at
tendance. by prayer. by co-operation
and by living the gospel he preaches.
The installation service. which was
conducted by President Bedenbaugh,
was very solemn.
REV. W. L. SEABROOK.
He Has Been in Newberry Two Years
And is Universally Liked and
The present pastor of the Lutheran
Church of the Redeemer *is the Rev.
W. L. Seabrook. who took charge of
the congregation in January. igo2.
Rev. Mr. Seabrook. during the two
years he has been in Newberry, has
deserved and has gained not only the
love and esteem of every member of
his own congregation, but is univer
sally liked and respected by the peo
ple of the city. He. is an eloquent
speaker and a sympathetic pastor.
During his work here the' church
has grown steadily and this growth
continues at the present time. Within
the past two months a handsome par
sonage has been completed and is now
used by the pastor and his family,
and in fact by the whole congregation.
Rev. Mr. Seabrook is a native of
Maryland and a descendant of
staunch Lutheran stock on the side
of both parents. He was born in
Frederick City, and though a leading
lawyer in Baltimore for several years,
he is still a young man. He is a grad
uate of Pennsylvania college, Gettys
burg. with the degree of bachelor of
arts, and later received the degree of
masterof arts from the same institu
After graduation, he decided upon
law as his profession. and graduated
from the Maryland university with
the degree of bashelor of law, and af
terwards was admitted to practice in
the 'courts of Baltimore. He practiced:
his profession successfully for eight
years. four of which he served as
diputy attorney general of the State.
He then decided to.preach the gos
pel, and entered the Theological Sem
inary at Gettysburg. where he com
pleted the prescribed course in theo-:
logy. He served pastorates success-:
fully in Wichita and Abilene. Kansas,
and four years before being called to
Newberry he was called to the pastor
ate of Grace Lutheran church, in Win
chester, Va., which he was serving at
the time he was called here. He was'
elected president of the Virginia Syn-.
od, which position he resigned to en
ter the South Carolina Synod.
Rev. Mr. Seabrook is now a mem
ber of the Lutheran Publication Board
of the United Synod South and ad
visory member from South Carolina:
of the Mission Board of the United:
Synod Since his entry to the min
istry he has rapidly risen to promi-.
nence as one of the forem'ost men in
the Southern Lutheran Church.
The Virginia house of delegates
.has adopted a resolution directing the
State audlitor to furnish the legislature
with a statement of funds embezzled
by Joseph H. Sheppard. late clerk in
the auditor's onlice, and who was con
vieted in 1901 and sentenced to five
years in the penitentiary. At the
tinme of defalcat ion the law did not re
quire clerks to execute bonds, but the
hAn,e of delega:eis held that it had a
right to know ho'w much was misap
pr''priated b y the c:erk. The action
creat ed a -en-ationl in that it is
hohtit had something behind it.
A company has been formed to es
tablish a new weekly newspaper at
WVaherb'ru. P:bieation will be com
menced early this month. The paper
PLACES TO AVOID.
Here are a Few Regions in Which
Life is not a Joy.
A.s places of residence. neither the
lBahrien Islands. in the Persian Gulf.
nor the city of Yakutsk. Siberia. have
much to offer in the way of climate.
says the Washington Post.
In Bahrien you cook and in Ya
kutsk you freeze. Bahrien is said to
be the hottest place in the world.
The thermometer often registers be
tween io and 120 degrees, night or
day. for months at a time. This rath
er beats Fort Yuma. Ariz. which is
considered the hottest place in the
Yakutsk is called the coldest city in
the world. Th thermometer frequent
ly registers 73 degrees below zero.
Though Yakutsk is the coldest city
in the world. Verhoyansk. in north
eastern Siberia. claims to be the cold
est inhabited place on the globe. the
thermometer registering o degrees
bel(,%w zero in January.
It also claims to be the place pos
sessing the most variable climate. for
while it is go degrees below in Janu
ary, it is 86 above in the shade in Au
gust during the day. with a drop down
to freezing every mid-summer night.
The wettest place in the world is
Greytown. Nicaragua. where the an
nual rainfall is 265 inches.
The driest place in the world is
probobly the rainless coast of North
ern Chili. They have a shower there
about once in every ten years. Noth
ing grows on this desolate strip of
barren coast, and the dreary towns
from which the nitrates and the min
erals mined in that region are shipped
by those who depend for their subsis
tence upon food bro.ght to them in
ships from the fertile strips to the
noith or south of the desert.
Northern Russia and the shores of
the French Congo are said to be the
cloudiest pl- es in the world. and for
fog there is . region like the Grand
Banks, the southern coast of New
foundland, and the waters of Nova
This region is one of fog for a largv
part of the year. and the very home of
the fog is the Island of Grand Manan,
at the entrance of the Bay of Fundy.
where, the sailors declare, the na
tives manufacture fog. When a bank
of specially thick fog is seen ap
proaching over the waters, the mari
ners turn to each other and say: "The
Grand Mananers are at work."
TWO RELIGIOUS FANATICS.
They Build an "Ark" and Set Out to
Sea, but Fortunately Run
Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse Ford were
in Edenton, N. C., some time last
week, ostensibly engaged in mission
ary work. They announced their in
tention of building an ark, and with
sundry wheelbarrow loads of timber
of various kinds they fmnally succeed
ed in constructing a strange looking
craft. 12 feet long by 3 1-2 .feet wide.
It was straight on the sides and with
With a few provisions the couple.
had -gathered together they set out
to sea Thursday afternoon about 5
o'clock in a strong east wind, and
when last seen they were making
John's Island. where it is supposed
they camped for the night.
A telegram from Edenton late to
night states that Major J. C. Bond.
fearing something, would happen to
Mr. and Mrs. Ford, sent a boat out
after them. They were found aground
about zu2 miles from Edenton, and
had abandoned their boat and. gone
up into the marsh. An oil stove and
a sheet supplied their external com
forts. The couple had barely enough
food for another meal, and if they had
not been found as soon as they were
they probably would have been dead
by morning. as they were suffering
terribly from the cold.
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