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sinners and had at last lied for the
sins of the world. But. he had sinn- tr
ed beyond pardon, there was no hop .y
for him. he thowht. How wretched F
he was! How he wished he had gone h<
some other street and not strayed sh
here and been lured in by that half w
The services were nearly over. :
The good old deacon had prayed a a
touchinig prayer: ot.hiers had senit up)
sweepinz pet itionls that took in the mi
whnole worild and no one in parie
ular 'but as inpellled by In irresist- !I
ible power. the tramp had each time ai1
gone down on his knees and 'baried
his ? ce in his arms. he
."I want us to sing a song of in
Titation :tow.'' said the preachir. ar
lpoking 'tra' h: into tho eves of the
tramp. "and if there are any here sa
who wan: to turn hack and take the fo
road that leads to heaven. we want fo
th.m to come forward.'' and there w]
was a tender tone and touching ca- .
dence in the words. "God knows fil.
my heart-I want to be a help to g,
this. people. I do wish that this sh
night I might be the instrument in se
His hands- by whieh some poor m
soul could be made to see the Light.
Anything that I can do. any word pi
that I can bring, anything-any- t
'thing. but oh! let. me do something :
to glorify my Father this night. la
Young man, young lady. sinner, will
you eon'e to Jesus tonight?'' Tire a
"Why do' you wait. dear brother,
Oh, why do you tarry so long? he
Your Savior is waiting to give you
A place in his sanctified throng. is]
Do you not feel, dear brother, w4
His Spirit now striving within? ac
Oh, why not accept his salvation, h:
And throw off thy burden of sin?'' ov
Many eves were wet with tears sp
and many went up for prayer. The n
tramp. wretched rnd undone, touched sp
as he had never been before, half ha
rose to go forward. forgetful of his
filthly appearance. Bit the Devil gl
poked his head in at the door in the
guise of a- ci""- tte fiend and spoke du
in a loud w,. er: "Look at that fr
darned hobo, will you! Blamed if he
ain't fixing to -tart on the hunt for fri
religion, an' he's rigged up for tie
occasion too!" And the poor fellow yo
san'k back in his seat, wretched and gr
'Ha! ha!'' laughed the Devil,
"he's changed his notion and conclu- fin
ded that. he ain't the dear brother an
thalt they atre fishin' fer. G~osh! an
wouldn't he have be'en a purty spec
tacle in the altar. Wohnder how fri
many petitions .wouHl have been sent ho
up in behalf of such a filthy bundle a
of rags?"'' if
The preacher had seen and under- we
stood all. It was nothing unusual
to see 'a man weigh his soul in the "
~ balances with ridicule, but oh, it1 ,in1
wos awful. A little widow too, with1 do
sweet sad face and hair streaked fill
with gray, glanced at the tramp oc
casionaly, her heart filled with pity. m
Somewvhere in the wide world her S&
first born was roaming and was per- a
haps in just such destitute circum- co:
stances; perhaps he. too. was dirty, th
ragged, wvretc.hed, pennilCss.- friend- th
less and a stranger in a -trange land. y
Perhaps he was sick with not a soul
to minister to his needs. u
Oh. how her heart had ible-how (do
she had praycf for her wayward p
bov, trusting that in the sad school~
of ex . .'ienee he weuld learn -that 'kii
horse was the best place after a-ll
and thet he would rep?fnt and re- at
turn.' She had heard nothing from tu:
him now in almost -a year. but she wi
was sure that he still lived; had he thi
died her heart would have told her, bhi
she believed. He was now twenty- me
one and'had been gone five years. st2
And some where, if living, som~e
other mother's heart 'was aching for to
this lost tramp, prayinx th.at God a
would protect and save him. He, too, ou
looked to be about the same age of Imn
the absen~t Jamie. Oh, why would "4(
young men, the hope of the country, Ith.
fall so low? she wondered. Hlow
was it that a m'an made in the image pr
of God, and ereated but a little low~-a
er t.han the angels--given every ad- sea
vantage of intellhet. conscience, hope to
ani aspiration-how was it that he hii
could fall so low? The little woman I his
ihed. "Ah me, we don't know to
ov" they were tempted or what we th;
- wdd have done had we been sub- wi
'jetel to the same temptations.'' vo
All who have read the Bible, have syi
perha s been puzled oveg the "1
stranp~. fact that bits of Sc.ripture
'read yars ago and seemingly for- Fe
otten 'ill at tinies return to mem
ory. witi startling idistinctbiveness To
and exacty- fitting the subject und'er
thought (' discussion. iJust now Ch
these woraQ came to Mrs. B- as
she sat ant pondered: "But when.
Jesus heard hat. he said unto th ns. kiu
.they that bewhole need not a phy-' an
siian, but t.oy that are sick. but ,en
go ye and lea1 what that meaneth. e
I will have m&ay and not sacrifice; ne
for I am not ene to call the right- w
-os but sinne t in pentance.''"
She glanced again toward the
an.p and was prompted by the 11o
Spirit to do an un1usial t hin.
, a ioi'ent she was startled anid
li her breath. ")are I do i ?"
e whispered. 'Oh, no, 1 cannot I
>u1(d he ernelly criticised-I can not
-why is it that I am al'as proml)t
to do things that, others never
h-1iinlg"s that V'u'ld l nake peopl
.1 at Ime i11 a (ld(1. eru.'l. questlo( -
What was it hat lla 1i vi a
ear: "Blessed are tiey which
e pers,cute(d fo-r ihteousness
ke: for theirs is the kingdom of
aven. Blessed are ye when men i
all revile you. and ,persecute you,
d say all manner of evil
ainst you falsely for my
ke. Rjoice and )e texceeding lad
r -reat. is your reward in heaven:
r so persecuted they the pr(ph'ets
ich were before you.'
Suddenly the little woman's eyes
ed with a happy light and her face
>wed with a heavenly purpose as
e whispered: "Jesus master, thy
evant a'eareth and will obey, teach
a thy will."
The services were closed with a
aver and benediction and as the
il) hurried toward the door hop
to 'et out unnoticed. a hand was
A on his arm and he turned in
rprise to look in the kind fare of
motherly iooking little wo-man who
"My friend, you are -a strange
re, are you not?" smiling.
He was at !first dumb w1ith aston
iment. To think that a lady
).ld touch him. speak iO him and
tually smile at him ! He could
rdly believe the evidence of his
-n ears and eves. At last he
ok and MJrs. B was quick to
tice his respectful attitude and
each and at once dec.ided that he
d seen much better days.
Yes. madam. this is my first
inpse of this city.'
"'Are you visiting friendls here
ring Christmas?" with an air of
"Friends !-Madam, I have no
ends and deserve none," bitterly.
"My boy, don't say that; I am
ur friend and there is One other
eater than any earthly friend,"
He made no answer but nervousl-y
gered his cap, painfully conscious
d ashamied of his unkempt appear
ec. Mrs. B-ontinued:
"'Well thedi if you are not visiting
ends I will be glad to have you go
me with me--just a few blocks
-ay-and sp2end tonight and longer
you wili. Now don 't object for I
'Madam.'' utterly dumfounded,
ake your eyes from my face for an
4ant and look at these rags! I
n 't believe you have noticed how
hv I am.''
"I care nothing for your elothes,f
-boy; I am thinking of your soul.
mewhere in the wide world I have
bo who may be in a far worse
dition; as I befriend you, I pray
it some mother will befriend him
blessed Christmas night. Will
'Madam if you really wish it I
1.' eagerly scanning her face, still
at.ig the thing that had hap
ed to him. "'and if there be a
. may He reward yon for this
idness, for I can o.
fhie crowd wvas nowv streamn out
the door and many eyes were
ned wonderingly toward the littk
:low in ear,est conversation with
tramp. The old deacon, heaven
~ss 'his warm heart, and cheery
ner, ap'proached and shook the,
anger's hiand with a hearty grasp:
'How do you do, my brother, glad
see you here. Hope you'll have
happy Christmas. Come out to
e prayer meeting again. Preach
SSunday morning and at night.
Mme thou with -us and we willl do
'Amen," fervently ejaculated the
nether grasping the tramp's hand
the old deacon dropped it, and
ding a stranzre m,agnet:ie thrill
th. spoor fellow's heart, making
n :lon~ more intenely for that
:her life, so bea.utifully pictured
him that night. Th-e vilest reptile
t erawls, the basest wretch unhung
I reognize and respond to the
ee and touch of genuine heartfel-t
pathy and kindness.
)owna in the human heart. crushed
by the tempter.
elings lia buried that grace can
neh~ed iby a loving heart. wakened
ord.s that were broken will vibrate
once m r.
Poor tramp; so unaccustomed to
idnss or friendly interest from
one, he was half c.hokedi with
otion,. his hands trembled and his
s were wet with unshed tears. as
thanked them for their kind1
$1 a Week
slips through your finger
before you know it-anc
nothing to show for it!
That $1 a week will pul
a Victor or an Edison in yoai
home right away.
Come and see us at onc(
or write for catalogues.
Salter's Art'and Variety Store
940 Main Street. Newberry, S. C.
Agents wanted at once, previow
experienea is not essentiai, write soot
if you wish to make money fastei
F. Clark, Conway, Ark.
than You ever did before. Address J
At Wholesale Prices
and all sorts of Fruits.
H ome made
BROADDUS & urF have just op
e~I: up a pretty line of Glas
wa' s. any thiing in tihe lot for 10u
Ue wek. You an KEtrtoy
hmein 30 as E ra ndhap
I have a la
before my st~
Relating to Street Duty in the Tow
Of Newberry, South Carolina.
Be it ordained by the Mayor an,
Aidermen of the Town of Newberr3
South Carolina. in council assembled
aid by authority of the same.
Seetion 1. That fro,.1 and after th
paIge of this ordinance all person
;A:ei the azes of eighteen and fif
i y ears in the Town of Newberry, c
Y.. are- hereby required to perfort
-ix days labor during each year upoi
the streets of the said town, unde
'the direction of the street overseei
Sr to pay Three Dollars to the Clerl
and Treasurer of the Town Council o
t!,e Town of Newberry each year ii
lieu thereof, which shall be due any
narable on or before the thirty-firs
iy of March. provided that a re
ceipt in full of commutation ta:
liall be issued to any person whi
shall pay the same prior to the mont
of March: Provided, however, tha
nothing herein contained shall be s,
construed as to exempt any persoi
who shall become a resident of th
Town of Newberry, at any time o
any year, from performing the lab
! or or paying the commutation - ta:
Seetion 2. All person:s violatin;
the provisions of this ordinance b;
failing to perform the said labor o
pay said commutation tax in lie
thereof, shall, upon conviction there
of, be fined not more than five do]
lars or be imprisoned -for not mor
than ten days or sentenced to har
labor on the public works of sai
town; Provided, that the provision
of this ordinance shall not apply t
persons holding a certificate of phy
sical disability from a reputable 1i
censed physician, said certificat
not to be over one year old, and an
person presenting such' certificat
shall make an oath before the sa
Clerk and Treasurer that s'uch di.
ability prevents him from making
livelihood at his usual avocation; no
to ministers of the gospel in actua
charge of a congregation, teacher
employed in the public school, senoc
trustees, and persons permanently dii
abled in military service of the Stati
any person who served in the iat
War Between the States, all person
actually employed in the quarantin
servic'e of the State, and members o
the Fire Department of the Town o
Newberry; Provided, however, tha
only twenty members of each com
pany of the said department shall b
exempt under the provisions of thi
saetion, and it shall be the duty o
the secretary of each company to fil
wit1h the Clerk and Treasurer of sai
'onneil a list of all members of hi
company on or before the first da
of Janna,ry of each year.
Section 3. That all ordinances c
parts of ordinances, inconsisten
with this ordinance be, and the 3am
are hereby repealed.
Done and ratified under the coi
poc'ate seal of the Town of Newberr:
(Seal) South Carolina, this eight
dayof January, A. D., 1908.
J. J. Langford,
Eug. S. Werts,
City Clerk and Treasurer.
"THE RIBBON WINNER" and e:
amination pads at Broaddus & Ruf
rge stock ol
>ck is baoker
RY_ S. C.
To the State Bank Examiner of the cor
Bank of Newberry, S. C., at the clo:
ber 16th, 1907.
s Loans and discounts. ..........................r
- Overdrafts ........................................ ....
Furniture and fixtures_...-...._._.
,.:sh and Exchange.-............. .........
e Capital stock- . ...........................
i Undivided profits, net. .....
t Unpaid dividends.... .........-...................
- Cashier's Checks.
C Deposits, Banks __ _$ 2
Deposits, IndividuaL ........-- 11
t Bills payable
The People's Ni
'Paid Up Capital - -
Surplus and Individual Profi
For protection of depo ilors.
H. C. MOSELEY. President. M. A. C
W. W. WHEELER, Cashier. GEO. Jo
Better a conservative interest on y
Y return when wanted, than a high rate
e about the principal.
A National Bank is a safe Deposit.
a makes it so. Likewise our Board of D
r of prudent conservative Management..
S G. W. Bowers. W. F
J. A. C. Kibler. Jno.
R. L. Luther. W. 1
' M. A. Carlisle. Geo.
3 J. H. Hunter. H. C
e ~J. P. Bowers
SWe allow 4 per cent. per ann
tDepartment, interest payab
Our 36th car of that Choice Tei
arrived, making 4,005 bbls., and'
Best Patent... .............
eBest Half Patent... .....
Every Barrel Guar
IChoice Grits..-...... .......
We are making some cut prices to
and as a special inducement will make
10 Cents on thE
on following goods, goods all marked il
tion or misleading. This is. to jast uin
.1908, and to be carried out to the lett
All Ladies' Hats, Feathers an
Dress Goods, Flannels, all Men's
Youths' and Boys' Clothing, Ru
Blankets, Men's Pants Goods,ILe
Misses' Shoes, Trunks, Valises, 5
Ladies' and Misses Jackets, Lap lF
ig Machines. This makes our
the extremely low price of $27.0(
tic for $22.50- and is certainly best
We have an abundance of choice gc
ments, and to reduce-them are makin
all along the line. Yours truly,
S The First Cough of 1
Eveii t1hangh not severe, has a tendency
*tive mrembranes of the throat and de
Coughs then come easy all winter, eve
slightest cold. Cure the first cough b<
$ set up an inflamation in the delicate caj
Olungs. The best remedy is QUICE
SYRUP. It at once gets right at the s
moves the cause. It is free from Morp
*a child as for axl adult. 25 cents at
d MAYES' DRUG
dition of The Exchange
;e of business Decem
. 10,601 07
$ 50,000 00
1,072 44-113,852 16
- $25,000 00
ts $6,000 00
. $25,000 00
our deposit with its safe
md a feeling of doubt
irectors is a guarantee
un ini our Savings
messee Flour has just
whrile it lasts goes foi
..... .... $5.50 bbl.
........... .- $5.25 "
. .... ... 90c. bu.
uit the "Panicky" times,
a clean cut of
plain figures, nio decep
ti I st day of January,
er, and includes.
: Vel vets, all Woo
[lats and Caps, Men's,
s and Art Squares,
dies', Children's and
$30.00 Machine for
, our $25.00 Domes
,rice in United States.
ods in all of our. depart
g some inviting prices
he Season, i
to irritate the sensi
licate bronchial tubes.
ry time you take the 0
efore it has a chance to *
illary air tubes of the
: RELIEF COUGH
eat of trouble and re
bine and is as safe ior