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Rev. 2:7-" To him that over- o
001neth will I give to eat of the tree 0
of life, which Is tn the midst of 'the l
paradise of God." 1- s
This, the closing book of the- Now
Testament. and the Bible, Is full of E
jromise as well' ps of propheey. The ,
1ext is a lesdsed -declaration and a i,
a promise. ii fnaj word to, the b
oeady runner, o.. the race-course, 1
whose eager ear is intent to hear the f
starting call, the Master's voice falls tj
with invigorating power. To him f
that overcometh will I give to eat h1
of the tree of life. Like the ring- f
ing cheer caught up by the heart of
him who jjab now left half of the a
course behind him as with straining c
nerve and tenest muscle and quicken- b
ing pulse, he thnsn4 the goal, the same
good voice rises high above the i
shouting, I. will give thee to eat of t4
the tree of ife. And like the last
clarion note now indistinctly heard ]
by him who with panting breath and d
bleeding feet draws nigh the finish, tj
outstripping all and reaching forth h
for the prize, the same unfailing -j
spirit, still near the weary runner
cries, the 'tree of life in the paradise r
of God, eat, eat, faithful racer; it '
is thine. But life is no less a war- i
fare than a race.
Overcoming would qeem to indi- -
cate engagement in a struggle. Con
quest points backward to a battle ,
fought and won. To him alone who
despises life and turno deaf eat to ti
the secret urgings of the God within o
and seeks to hush the tender plead- e
ings of the better spirit, who laughs a
to scorn the yearning entreaty of n
those who sing the songs of high duty o
and man's mission in the worl and
brands it all the pitiable croak of
hypocrites, life seems a playing, a
pastime or a farce. t4
,His faith has vanished before the b
foul breath of an unsteady practice U
and all things appear but vanity and l
folly. 'Whoever would avin must be 1
persuaded -first that there is an t,
enemy, a foe worthy af his steei. "To h
him that overcometh" means noth
ing to him who thinks there is naught
to overcome( It is but silly pretense
to him who sleeps calmly in the camp
nor cares for dangers, of which, he f
believes there are none. He does
not -rlthe solni-r's lust for bat'te,. b
the wrestler's keen glow to measure e
his strength withand %Olen b
he 'wakes at last his will and power
to resist and conquer have fled.
Be sure, then. first of all, Life
is strife. Who would feed upon the
fruit of the tree of life 'must over
come. Who would have access to
the paradise of God must win. Who
would burst the bonds of this pres
ent death and leap forth unshackled
into the fullness of immortality must S
bestir himself, gird up his loins for
battle and sally forth to meet the
Aeschylus of Athens wvas a great g
poet, under w!'ese miighlt in,i'ence s
the multitudes wept and laughed as V
they were moved in the powverful
grasp of his genius. But on his tomb ~
this brief epitaph, himself its author, '
is inserilh.: "Hle was a soH]iepr,I( nod
fought an the field of. Ma,.t.ho'.'
To his mP.i.t.'t.hecre w'as no finer faict t'
than this, that he had been a soldier (
and overcome bis country's foe.-a 0
title and a guarantee of life and im- 0
A truer heroism and a nohier con
qjuest than that even of A.eschylus
or Leonidas await him who is brave I
and wise enough to brace himself for C
life's combat with evil, pick up the a
gage of battle -and with unfaltaring
confidence in the issue and a cheer- C
ful trust in God and reliance on him ~
who is at once the Master of life and Y
the God, of batile, press manfully '
on. The skulking coward who mutters ~
as he turns away, there is no foe, is ~
dead or dying. His faith is ebbing ~
fast or gone, and he will presently C
be left naught but .the barren beach ~
on whose dry sand in whose hot
breath' all life must soon become ex
tinct. They tell us ''life out of
death is Heaven 's unwvritten law,"''
but it is more true and more to the ~
point, as we* shall see, that life out i
of strife 1. the law written in, myriad I
forms around us not only of heaveii ~
but of earth as well,-of life, of all ~
life, physical as well as spiritual, it
is the precedent and the price. It '
IUB -been divinely said, "Except a '
corn of wheatSfall Into 'ground and
die, it abideth alone; hut if it die, I
it bringekh for'th nineh fruit"* and
we hope full soon to sbow the mean- 1
/ing of tils declaration of our Lord;
btit it is the prerogative of conflict
to produce life first of all. Those]
titanic fores within the earth whichd
start the earthquake and the volcano
hioft vAst upheav4s _of nature, a
rhich seem to spread afar death and t
letruoton are the appointed pre- a
ursors -of evading forms. Nay, I a
oubt not some day this planet will d
tself be rent in twain and deliver u
new and perfect world. War, bit- a
3r, cruel, desolating war, aye worst u
f all, civil war, gives birth to hte
nly lasting peace and a lusty life,
fe which war would seem to de
tory, intended utterly to destroy. h
At the close of his earthly life, the d
aviour eridd to his disciples as one n
'ho would sing a victor's song even t
i the face of death and defeat, "I I
ave overcome the world." To -
,rengthen them too for what lay be- s
3re, to muster all their powers for f
ie fierce conflict that awaited, to p
11 with a new courage their failing h
earts and to give them pledge of s
inal and completest triumph, his g
ml rose nobly high within him, and b
Ithough already in, the shadow of u
ethsemane where his sweat #was to ti
e, as it were, drops of -blood and u
,here the tortured human, spirit in I
[im was to change the note of vic- o
iry to the pleading prayer, If it be f
Dssible, let this cup pass from me, a
le yet anticipat9s his victorious c
eath, denies its sway and refuses k
ie proof of it by his -declaration, "I I
ave overcome the world.'' In view, 8
ierefore, of the battle we all must n
'age, if we would live, we have the t
,ght to ask what it was Christ over- h
ime when he overcame the world. n
P we will adress ourselves to the t
3mbat and strive successfully fo' a
10 prize of the tree of life and the v
aradise of God, we too must know t
hat form the foe assumes. a
It would appear upon coneidera- f
on of our Lord's career and indeed s
F all human experience that men's f
aemies in the world are but two, I
nd they must be, vanquished by f
ethods diametrically different the s
,e method from the other. f
. Of these the first is sin. ''The v
visible friend" of moral evil, 0
'hether it be the secret spirit in U
mptation within or the no less stub- 0
>rn foe of trial and wrong around
i. Against the hydra-headed mon- r
;er of sin, deceit, hypocrisy, pre- a
imption, lust and a lie He in whom c
ie fullness of life abounded set N
imself without compromise or o
When Satan, arch deciver of hu- I
an souls, lured his gentle spirit, f
-esh and glowing from that blessed I
aptism of the Holy Ghost on the
anks of Jordan, to the beast infest
I waste and there tempted his am
ition and his worship with the false
romise of this world and its king- 1
oms and their glory, he answered, t
Get thee hence, Satan." When the
1harisees and scribes pressed hard I
ponl him with their proud boasts and
ring tongues, he cried out "0 gen..
ration of vipers, who hath warned (
ou to flee from wrath to come?''"
7hien even James and John, gentle
mils like his own; begged him to call
own fire from heaven and consume
lie inhiosp)itable Samaritans, lhe re
uiked their foolish desire for von
eance. And he bade Peter put the
word back into its sheath when lie<
!Ould defend his Lord. He set his
iee against unholy wrath and malice. I
lean himself and pine lhe could
ot brook the serpent's trail on all
is glorious creation. The wvorld
pirit, the Prince of the power of I
xe air, .had no part in him, and the
emons held in agony their conquer
r and -wailed out from the bodies
f those they tortured, "'Why arte
iou come to torment us before our
me, thou Son of God.'
I would -not subclude under the
ead of evil those daily tasks that
anfront us, life's daily' obstacles
nd the long list of duties we must
our by ,hour perform, the hindran
es by which we seem to be cireum
eribed on every hand, the efforts
e must put forth morning and even
ig for the sake of others and our
elves. True, all kindred" life, all
coining limitations, are the result of
vil, but there is 'no moral taint now
n work and duty. Execution, the
teady movement of mind and body,
fe's unremitting toil and labors,
hiese are man 's ' friends, not foes.
VIhen it hath been wvell done, man's
abor steadily endows him with a I
hield and buckler, and a strong de.
ense, and impenetrable armor in the
ighier warfare with moral evil, in the
onquest of which he is to eat of the
roe of life in the Paradise.of God.
Like a caged bird we beat our
iings against the cruel bars of what
ve call the prisonhouse of daily duty
nd its hardship; or like the wild
east lie dow~n and sulk or strike out
vith spite and fury because we should
e free from toil ,and know we can
Alas that we should fret at life.
'lalf our toil is spenxt in anxious ef
'ort,'its all in vain, to lesson toil.
Jo (10 way with it andl to sit down in
P.if life -41 go o A.top
smooth the whole path before us hei
nd to settle.do*h to ,h inaCtivity di
nd ease that must surely end in er
eath,-this would seem to 4be man's th
nceasing hope. From that which at
fter all we admire most and yield .
nstinted praise -and sincerest wor- of
ii, viz., high accomplishment and
oble deed and daring, we shrink. re
, noble writer and philosopher of at
uman life in its relationship to God m
eclares: "He keeps us ever on the I1k
iarch; we pace the green sod by re
ie way with many a sigh for rest. in
[e throws us on a rugged universe: et,
-and our first care is to make it is
mooth. His resolve is to demand hit
rom .us, without ceasing a living fo
ower, a force fresh from the spirit ov
e has given; ours, to get into such se
ttled ways, that life may almost is]
a of itself, without scarce the trou- iti
le of winding up." Every way'he (c
rges our reluctant will. He grows lil
te thistle and the thorn and leaves b3
s to raise the olive and the corn.
[e besets man's lot with the thicket uF
f temptations and bids him pass at
irmly through, though with torn b
id bleeding feet, but with courage, TI
anscience a guide divine. And we tb
now that God is right, my friends. m
1 our inmost hearts we are on his to
de. It is a wretched life that has ni
o calling to pursue; we could not io
i him who refuses to sit still when et
tbor calls and waste himself in mur- c
muring and vain regret, and knows
int duty is not an evil; who lays st
reverent hand on his daily tasks, g
,ho rises with loving heart to meet vi
Item as they come, however thick ul
lid fast, and invites them as his sl
riendly guests, not his enemies. The al
Aift, deep current of your life will et
low unceasing and unruffled, if you M
'ill only seek to stem its strong t
lood tide and cast yourself full w
wing into its blessed toil and sing Y
all-voiced as you shall be swept for- fi
'ard and mingle at last in the great ti
cean of life, with God and Heaven o1
verhead and the boundless reaches p
f eternity around.
IBut we must remember there is no Ii
ioral evil to be overcome in our 0
ppointed labors. Human life is not fi
ursed. The curse of God rests upon g
iolation of life; the brand is fixed e
nt resistance to life. The real battle T
rhere we must -fight is internal and a
avisible. It is not thrust upon us a
rom without; it is not with flesh li
id blood but with the viewless spir- C
ts that cling to us in the dark. "To
nslave the gross appetites and bind i
liem to a proper service; to scorn r
lA-avarice and greed; to change am- i
Pitious hearts and turn its eye to C
he glory of a Christian's holiness; to 8
ash fierce passions to the yoke of t
eason and of right; to whip the slug
ish will to quicker toil; to charm j
he dull affections into sweeter mood
nd rouse pity from its sleep-this t
s the field on which the good1 soldier
f Jesus Christ is to slay the giant 1
*s they rise and to win his way t
broutgh and -eat of the tree of life
n the Paradise of God.
If there be today any danger to 1
ur faith, any peril for the record
f God 's will once delivered to tihe I
a.ints, believe me, it will not arise
rom the vain reposing of those wvho
sek in lordly fashion to prove its
ntyth and superstition, w~ho snxeer at
vhat 'we call miraculous and who, if
hey persuade us to give up belief in
niracles, will,I tell you, lead us al- 1
o to deny a God, and leave us in the
leep pit'of Atheism and of death.
We wvill not call in question the
notives of the honest doubter or the
earned critic, but disaster to the
piritual life sets in when any man
leclines thte battle with sin and jeers
~t tile call to combat and says there1
s no foe to defy and to overcome'.
We may, if need be, surrender
nuch Qf what wve call creed and dog
na and .be none the worse, but jthe
ources of all moral faith will. soon
try up from the roots of him who
vages no warfare with the devil,i
vho self-blinded argues there is no
tevil and is content to let the power
>f evil drain off all the sap of his
He is not only a sceptic but a trif-i
er who will wvalk as with bo.on com- t
manions with the sins which good i
non have spent their lives in driv
ng back. We are today tasting of I
he tree of life in glad fruition of t
ur father's hopes and reap thee
olden harvest for which they pray
id .and bravely wrought, because for
live decades our school - has been
he uncompromising foe of evil.
Qewberry college has beeti for fity
rears the recruiting ground for men
mad women to fill up again the ranks
af that valiant army that stands for1
ruth and rightousness and %vages
at.tle against wrong, uncleanness,
nsolence, bigotry and unbelief. We
ive, my brethiern, we live and all oth
3r institutions that are alive must
tay the same becausp noble men
earvante of a living (fed have ben
- illint deiy themselves and
Lve taken up the cross, not only o
ily duty-that 1i not(jf6uh.but the
oss of a bitter conflict with evil in
o-hearts of the ribihg g&neritions,
Ld have opened up the way to' the
se of life and s*ung. jar the gates
'the Paradise of 'Gd.
2., Once more and finally, the, only
maining foe for man to overcome
d live is death,' body's deith, there
Iy be some who ' - would fain be
ive in the possibility of a present
generation fpr the flesh, as it Were
the possibility of a sinless, and
ernal man. Bnt so far we must take
me with the thought and say, the
iman body must be dissolved, it is
rfeited. And yet its death may be
ercome. Howl Paradox as it may
em, physical death may be vam
ied absolutely, eternally, robbed of
; power and its sting extracted,
ne way and one way alone) and
!e rested from its cruel grasp, viz.,
absolute submission to it.
Let it have its way and feed upon
, and in the day of our surrender
A complete subjection to it we shall
born again to an undying life.
iis is what he meant when he said
e grain of eorn must die that it
ay live. He himself descended in
hell and bore the pangs of eter
il death and bearing them, he glor
usly survived and became the quick
er of dying souls and led captivity
Do not defy our enemy-death'.
ruggle not against its sure ap
coacl tror dread the day of his
sitation but -welcome him; for tri
nph and a blessed victory and the
woils of life are his who willingly
)andons himself to all that death
in impose. Does the body ache and
iffer? Does the spirit groan in
imptation and is the cry of pain
renched from the tortured franfel
on may resist a little while but
-etting will but multiply misfor
me and steal away the laurels of
ir final contest and our abundant
rocession into the Paradise of God,
here nestle the leaves of the tree of
fe and the heavenly banquet waits.
ur first parents were driven forth
om the delights of Eden by the an
el with the flaming sword and the
ates were shut, but not forever.
'hey are flung wide again, and we
re bid as good soldiers to enter in
nd freely eat of that very feast of
fe from which the first man was
Class of 1906: Surely no defense
needed, no apology ought bc
ande, for an address to you so ser
,us as.this today. This is yom
ommencement of life. It were e
hame to think that early life is nol
he time for battle with all evil, tc
ay it is the hour of enjoyment, a
est-book, that youth may dispens
vith all the claims that lie upor
he soldier. Fierce and undaunted b3
kfat in the heat of your young
lood, may you not indeed be bet.
er soldiers than many another
'ounded and bleeding on the field.
''You are standing on the thres
old of life 's awful temple. 0, deal
-oung souls, lift upl your. eyes anfl
ok within, not with easy smile
ith superficial mirth and deep in
lifference, without uncovered hena
er hended knee or breathless listen
nt. hut with a high enthusiasm
'ith a loving heart and a determin
d will. If there are no tints of
eaven in the morning haze of lif
ve shall vainly expe.ct to firid then
n the glaring light of later noon.'
or the first time in thirty years a
mmber of the faculty has essayed t<
>reachl to the candidates for degreei
n our school. You must have knowr
lhat it would be with the deepes
eeling for you. Yo'u cannot as yei
egin to realize all that there is ir
he teachers heart for his young
mpil, now to become his comrade
LS he welcomes him to his side, his
ellow-soldier on the field of battle
~ut on the armor, then, today. Entei
oldly wvith us, -your faithful friend
n to the arena of life and the un
asing campaign against unright
ousniess and wrong And ''when th<
trife of your noble conflict is dona
~nd the repose of an honest victor)
s yours, the tree of life in Paradise
he appointed pension of a good sold
er of Jesus Christ,'' will be yours
a well to feed upon continually, tha
attered shield and armor laid aside
he torn banner furled, the din ol
ombats cease in the heavenly rest.
Business Is Business.
Mr. Sato, the Japanese diplomat
as defending the old samuria idea
-an idea still held by some Japanest
ionservatives-that business is die
ionorable, says an exchange.
'' The sam i'he said, ''elaimed
hat business was dishonorable be
ause in every barter, cvry deal, youl
bject was to get the better of th
ther man. And to do So yoi
ridl to deceive him. If you succeed
d in deceiving hinm, your gain d(
)r.fit represntenn the extent t<
which lour deceit had been carried.
"'or :instance,'yoi bught 'a orse
for $200. Yo peWa4d.B it was!
worth $300. B bought it for $300
You: had-dedeived - him, cheAted hiM,
to-thbiettent of $100.
Mr. Sato smiled -
"That," he said, "is the samuria
way 'ofilooking at business. Sorne
children before. they grow sophisti
cated, look, at- business oddly,too.
'A boy said. to his father:
"'Farther, if I take a dollar out
of your pocket, that is stealing, isn't
'*ertainly, my son.'
'''And if I bet a dollar on a race
and win two dollars, is that gambling,
'Yes, my boy.
' 'But, suppose I have somehting
that is only worth a dollar, and sell
it to some foolish and ignorant per
son for $4, making $3 gain-what is
'' 'That? Oh, that is simply busi
With the Humorists.
The Captain-Yes, a ship's com
pass always points to the north.
Lady-Oh, and what do you do
when you want to go south, then?
"Where did Columbus first landl
asked the teacher. "I don't know,
mum,'' was the response of little
Jimmy Lefthook. "I didn't see de
accounts of de mill.''-Lousiville
When a girl stammers over telling
her weight, it's because the way she
dresses fools you.
We will furnish a first class bar
becue at the residence of Mr. De E.
Halfacre, Saturday, July 14th, 1906,
near St. Philips church. The public
is cordially invited to attend and we
will expect the joyous candidates to
be with us on that day.
D. E. Halfacre,
J. D. H. Kibler.
NOTICE FINrAL SETTLEMENT
Notice is hereby given that I will
make final settlement in the Pro
bate Court for Newberry County, on
the 30th day of June, 1906, as guar
dian of the estate of Bennie M. Chap
man and immediately thereafter ap
ply to said court for letters dismis
sory as guardian of said estate.
George S. Swygert,
Notice is hereby given that here
after the laws applying to the ob
servance of Sunday will be rigidly
enforced in the Town of Newberry.
All selling is positively forbidden
on Sunday except medicines at
drug stores and ice..
By order of council.
Attest: A. T. Brown,
Eug. E. Werts, Mayor.
Clerik and Treasurer.
All persons are hereby warned not
to tresspass on the lands of either of
the undersigned. All persons tress
passing upon the lands of either par
ties will be purnished to the full ex
tent of the law.
Mrs. R. F. Connelly,
B. H. Amick.
We will give a first-class barbecue
on the Fourth of July at the resi
dence of D. A. Kleckley. Come ones
come all and enjoy a good dinner and
spend a pleasant day.
D. A. Kleckley,
John A. Cromer.
All parties are hereby notified that
Henry Long is hired to work for me
during the remainder of the year '06.
Any person or persons enticing hin in
any manner to violate his contract
will be prosecuted to the full extent
of the law. M. D. D)errick.
The trustees of Garmnony District
No. 27, will receive applications for'
a teacher until June 16, on which day
at 9 o'ceock a. in., the patrons are re
quested to meet 'and elect a teacher.
T. B. Leitzsey,
J. J. H. Brown,
Address: Newberry, R. F. D. 2.
Littleton College, Littleton, N. C.
and Louise Cottage Willoughby, Beacli
Va., will both be opened June 15 as
summer hotels. The fall term of Lit.
tleton college will begin Sept. 19
SSummer work at the College, at Lou.
iso Cottage or at home will be offered
to 20 young women who make immed.
.into app)liention. Address J. M
Rhodes, Litteton, N. C.
All persons own1g, keping oriav.
ing a dog9r,,dqgs within the9gorporate
limits of the Town of Newberry are
hereby notified to pay to the. Town
de*k and Treasurer the sun of fty
cents for a ladge or license for each
dog on or bWfore the 15th day of June,
1900. After that -date all dogs with.
out badges will be taken up.
A. T. Brown,
Eug. S. Werts,
Clerk and Treasurer.
Scholarship and Entrance Examination.
The examination for the award of vacant
scholarships in winthiop College and for the
admission of new students will be held at the
County Court Houxe on F'riday, july AhA at 9
a. n. Applicants tust uot be less than fitn.
years of ea. eht scholarshi are vacantqd
aDter Julyo they will be awarded to those mak.
ng the whighest average at this examination
dvied tmeet the conditions guvernlig the
award, Applicants for scholarship should write
to President Johnson before the examination for
ionarh application blanks.
Scholarships are worth $too ani free tuition.
The nextsession III open Septmber 19tho
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We undertake to sell no property
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