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JOINT SINGING CHOIRS.
Exceilent Addresses By Revs. J. J.
Long and J. A. Sligh.
Bachman Chapel, October 17.-The
joint singing picnic at Cannons Creek
church on Saturday, was a very en
joyable occasion. We were feeling
very unwell, but as we were the ones
whe heiped the young people to ar
range for the occasion, we forced
ourselves out. Being a~little late, we
found that a good crowd -had already
ass.mibfed in the church and the exer
cises had begun.
Rev. J. J. Long, who was one of the
inv?ted speakers, ..made an excellent
addiess, his subject was, "Dodging ,or
whipping the devil around the stump."
I am sorry to say, but I fear it is a
fact th.at this subject is applicable to
alniost every professed Christian to
day. He showed how so many peo
ple evaded the truth, no-' by straight
out living but by dodging.
The speaker made- some very fine
illustrations, first telling of an inci
dent in slavery time of an old man
Wh-o had a negro who dsobeyed him.
The old man called up his son saying:
"Go tie the negro and give him a good
lashing," but his son did not want to
whip the negro so he went into the
yard, called him, and told him what
his father had said, saying, "Now,
Tom, I am not going to whip you,
but I must make father believe that I
am. I am going to tie you to a tree
and get the whip and I will whip the
tree, so every time I whip the tree,
youmusteholler." Tomplayed the game
pretty well as the boy had told him,
and after the whipping was over, the
Loy went into the house and the fath
er -said, "Son have you done as I told
you?" "Yes, sir," replied the son, "I
whiped him good, didn't you hear him
fioller?" Now boys, this is ca-ed
circular lying. In such lying you may
deceive you'd father, but you cannoc
A boy went to town one Sunday, and
when -he came back, he had some
candy. His father said, "Why Charlie,
I hope you havent been trading on
Sunday, don't you know that it is a
sin to trade' on Sunday?" The boy
said, "No father, I did not buy the
candy, I only went inlto 'he store, and
atold the man tolet me have some
candy, and that I would come back
another day, get some more, and then
pay him for it all, no sir, I did not
* buy the candy."
He told of the old man's pr-escrip
ti-on, w'lio lived in a prohibition town,
anid who had voted for pr.ohibiton, and
c4laimed t'o"'e a straight out teetotalist.
This old man one day came to the
conclusion that he was sick, he went
-to the doctor, and told him that he
was sick, 'but he didn't care f6r him to
treat the case, 'he only wanted him to
give beimn a prescription for some whis
key, that he was going t-o make some
7.bitters which he thought was about
all that he needed.
Now, my Christian friends. these
are some of the ways of dodging, and
whipping the devil around the stump
which are prac:iced not only among
.the inteltligent and informed people of
today, but also among the ignorant
and illiterate, 'in fact, :This sin is al
snost universal in high life, and is
practiced by .the most responsi'ble peo
ple of today.
So let me entreat you, my young
friends, to always be truthful and hon
est, it is one of the most important
things for you to practice in your
every day life, and will help fit you
for a nobler and better life to come.
Rev. Long made many more point
ed ilIlustrations showing that this way
of dodging has been going on from
the time of Adam and Eve, down to
the present time.
The analysis of the whole speech
was, to follow the examples of Christ.
"Tell the truth. and 'be honest " said
the speaker, "for there is no legacy
as rich as honesty."
The times and conditions demand
the overthrow of this heillish practice
of dodging and evading the truth. The
church 'holds out for honesty and
truth, and may God help us to make
this the ideal of our lives.
After the conclusion of Rev. Long's
speech, Rev. J. A. Sligh who was also
invited to speak, was present. Rev.
Slight spoke as follows: "My Christian
friends, I am here today from a sense
of duty, and will tcalk to you plain. I
have been told that you are carrying
on a joint singing here between the
Lutheran choir of Bachman Chapel
and Cannon's Creek A. R. P. choir,
h.r.he of different denominations
able, but also inspiring, and 1t would
be a God's blessing if we could keep
such speeches as Revs. Long and
Sligh made, fresh in the minds of 7u
I hope the public will excuse me
for being a little tardy, as I was on
the sick list last week.
T. J. W.
LAW AND ORDER LEAGUE.
Full Text of the Constitution Adopt
ed at the Meeting on Monday.
The following is the constitution
which was adopted by the Law and
Order League on Monday:
The general purposes of the league
will be found in the constitution which
This organization shall be known
as the Newberry County Law and
Order League. It shall ibe composed
of a central organization of members
signing their names to a list prepared
by rand kept by the presideivc and
they shall come from all parts of the
county together with the other mem
bers and officers herein provided for.
It shall be supported by freewill
offerings and shall have for its ob
1st. To render all moral support
and encouragement co the constituted
authorities in the enforcement of ex
isting laws, both state and municipal
relating to the peace and good order
of the community.
2nd. To render such individual ser
vice as may be practicable and lawful
in securing and furnishing to the
proper law officers facts and informa
tion of *Ehe violations of the law to
enable them to proceed against the
3rd. By all lawful means to hold
the sworn officers of the law to the
prompt and faithful discharge of their
official obligations to the public, and
by proceeding against them for wilful
neglec or failure on their part.
4th. Especially to secure a full and
satisfactory enforcement of the law,
both against those engaged in prohib
ited traffic in intoxicants and those
who violate the provisions of the law.
1st. Its officers shall consis:t of a
chairman, secretary-treasurer and an
executive committee of thirteen mem
bers, one for each township in the
county, of which the chairman and
secretary-treasurer shall be ex-'officio
2nd. The chaiman, secretary-treas
urer and executive comm-ittee shall<be
elected at a convention composed of
delegates from the district l.eagues
hereinafter provided for and other
members of the central league. Their
terms of office shall 'be one year or
until their successors are khosen.
3rd. The execut-ive committee shall
have power ;ro transact such business
as may promote the objects of the
organization, and shall .meet at such
times and places as the chairman xmay
The annual convention shall be held
in the city of Newberry on the first
Monday in October for the election
'of officers and for the :rransaction of
such business as may be deemed nec
1st. A District League shall be
formed in each school district, and
shall adopt such simple rules for its
government as may be necessary to
carry out the objects of the organi
2nd. The officers of the districr.
league shall consist of a chairman,
secretary and treasurer and an execu
tive committee in such manner as
the league may .decide upon. They
shall be elected anually and hold office
until their successors are chosen.
'3rd. The chairman of the district
league shall be ex-officio a member
of the county convention.
4th. Each disrtrict league shall elect
annually at their meeting in Septem
er delegates to the annual conven
tin .in Newberry one for each ten
members or fraction thereof.
If a man owes anything to 'himself
he is apt sto 'settle promptly.
Give a pretty girl a chance to show
off and sihe'll notr get lonesome.
It isn't right to judge a man by the
company 'his wife's folks inflict upon
No, Alphonso, we 'have no data at
hand relative to any ice-dealer having
been driven to suicide by remorse.
coming together to improve their mu
sic, which means to improve their
worship, speaks well for this commu
nity, and it makes -chis occasion more
interesting to me.
"I am sorry to say tha+ I am h.rc
without a subject. I am glad to see
so many young people. I love to talk
to th'e young people, for they are the
hope of our country. Now let me say
to you, -my young friends, this is a
critical time for young people t- be
led astray, the world is full of temp
ta: ions, and that is -why I am going
to be plain and warn you of these dan
gers. I am going to talk about the
old time religion, and the religion of
today, I am talking to the members
of the church, if we can get the churc*
right, the enemies of the church will
soon join n.
"The old time religion is being
slighted by great many of our church
members and the church is getting
full of hypocrisy. I am not finding
fault with the world, for the -world
has formed nothing, but the church
has. The old time religion taught the
people to keep the commandments,
and the whole work of our salvation
is placed upon the ten commandments,
if you violate one, you are guilty of
the whole. The old -time religion
taught the childi-en to keep the Sab
bath day holy, do you keep it holy? I
fear not. This new time religion does
not regard the Sabbath day, it seems
that the time has come when the peo
ple's whole hearts and souls are wrap
ped up in worldly things. The father
says to his son, "My son, get money
if you can get it honestly." My dear
friends, is Heaven to be bought with
money? No, it is impossible to buy
your way to heaven, heaven is not to
be bought, and -thanks to God for it.
"The old time religion taught the
people to be honest, and honesty is a
part of the religion of Jesus Christ.
It is a fearful thing to see how low
down some people will stoop for mon
ey. I have been .reliabily informed
that members of the church since the
dispensary has been closed are deal
ing out liquor. Now, my young friends
I want t-o impress it upon you that it
is not only low down to do such
things, but it is also a discredit that
will foll-ow you as long as you live,
and I want to teach you the fact that
you have a hell -to shun. and a 'heaven
to gain. Christ has told you th'at you
cannot love the world and God too,
so 'be honest and labor, for the labor
ing man is the happiest man on earth.
So Slabor, hbe 'honest, watch an-d pray,
if the world gets possession of your
heart, you are gone. Remember the
words of the .rich man who went to
Jesus saying, "Good Master, -what
shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
Jesus saith unto him, 'Thou knowest
the commandments, do not commit
adultery, do not kill, do not steal, do
not bear false witness, defraud not,
honor thy father and thy mother."
And he answered and said un-to Him,
Master all these have I observed from
my youth. Jesus said unto him, One
thing thou lackest, go sell whatsoever'
thou :hast, -and give to the poor, and
thou shalt have treasures in heaven,
Iand come, take up thy cross and fol
low me. He was sad at this saying
and went away grieved, for he had
"Now, you can -see, my Christian
friends, how the love of money gets
'possession of our hearts, wherever
your tr"easures are, there your heart
will be alpo.
"I don't -deny that whiskey is a
great evil, but Solomon says that the
love of money is the root of all evil.
You take the greatest portion of the
wrongs that are being practiced today,
trace them back, and you will find
that it is for the love of money.
"Now. in concilusion my dear
- friends, live honest, and be truthful,
and prepare f-or heaven, for if you
miss heaven, you have missed every
thing, and it were better if you had
never been born."
This concluded the speaking. Rev.
C. M. Boyd, who was also invited tc
peak, writes us that he was truly
srry that certain circumstances pre
vented him from being with us. Dinn:r
was then anounced, and everybody as
embled to '[he table, where they en
ijoydl quite a bountiful dinner.
After a-b-out an hour's recess, the
grater' portion of the congregatiol
re-assembled in the church to listen te
some more of the beautiful songs
sug by both choirs. The organists
were Miss Julia Moore in the fore
noon, and Mrs. James Epps in the
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