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'Some of the Essentials and Responsi
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travel. There are abundant opening
for the conscientious, the ,gritty ani
The churches are calling for mor,
ministers and the home and foreigi
missionary fields are yellow with th,
harvest, ready for the sickle. Th,
splendid part played by our denomi
national colleges in supplying thi
demand can not be over estimated. I
Is to them, mainly that the countr;
must look to remedy this want an
every body should fervently hope tha
this feature may grow and widen an<
develop, as the years go by. But le
us not forget that a misfit in thi:
noble calling means a thousand time!
more, than in any other. By indis
criminately urging, like Jeroboam
men of doubtful moral and menta
equipment, to assume >riestly digni
ties we may, lika Jeroboam, live t<
regret it. We hear much nowaday:
about the decline of church activit:
and the indifference of the world t<
its beneficent influences and support
Paradoxical, as it may seem, this i:
true and it is not true. The work
is no worse than it has ever been, but
as enlightenment advances, supersti
tion recedes. For many centuries thi
church had its iron heel upon th
neck of the world and the world
slavishly, (and often hypocritically
flung itself in the dust before it. Bu
the church must now stand on it
No more emperors hold the stirrul
for a pope gregory to mount his mule
No more Henry Plantagenets "wall
barefoot through the streets of Can,
terbury and kneel in chapel house
for priests to flog them." Let us for,
get the oceans .of blood which hav4
been shed and the millions of treas
ure 'destroyed, for the sake of reli
g.on, and thank God that the church
shorn of its bigotry and narrow ec
clesiasticism; is still with us, E
thousand times purer, more modes1
and more capable, than ever in it
history, of carrying out its divin(
mission.'We leave fools to wallow iu
the mira of their folly but the mosi
of us would flee from this country, as
we would from a modern Sodom, di(
we realize that all the ch' rch door!
were permanently closed.
Yellow sensationalism in the pul
pit and fiddles in the choirs, as aid!
to fi-ll empty pews, can not be tot
severely condemned. At the same
'*time,. the ministry seems a little slov
in pursuing the vigorous, aggressivi
and practical methods which enlisi
the interest and cordial sympathy and
cooperation of the world at large
The Bible and its teachings must ever
be the guiding star, but tame essay!
upon dry, doctrinal questions, whic)
are no nearer solution, than during
the days of the early and belligeren1
church fathers, have only an occa
sional Interest any more. Fronde
tells of an alumnus who, after an ab
sence of many years, revisited Oxford
university, greeted the old Verge:
and inquired about his spirtual con
dition. The venerable officer replied:
"I have heard every sermon in this
chapel for 40 years, but thank *God
I am a Christian still."
A wider and more varied fund o0
general, literary and historical infor
mation will aid many to so clothe
*Bible teaching, as to attract the great
unwashed and inspire to better liv
ing. A layman, when perusing the
- reports of a religious paper is struck
with the unanimi:y of expressed gra
tification over increased salaries and
*well filled pantries, but they should
- -remember that a growing and vigor
ously used library is equally essen
tiaL. Did our ministers pelt their
dongregations about their hypocrisy,
their dishonesty, their murderous
hatreds, their gambling, (not only
over the green cloth, but in cotton
and other fut'ures), with the same
teniacity, as they pelt the "whiskey
evil" we would soon see a revolution
in the morals and daily life, of the
public. Above all, and over all, it
:'sbould be said of the ministry, as
Jefferson said of Monroe: "You might
turn soul wrong tide out and never
liscover a blemish." The notion that
the clergy must always wear a long,
puritanical face of "such vinegar as
pect, 'as -not to smile, though Nestor
s-wear the jest be laughable," is ri
diculous. They are human beings
hedged around with the usual limita
tions, but they must get beyond th4
little petty weaknesses and vindic
tive prejudices which so often destroy
their usefulness. Nothing so jars th
sensibilities of a flock as the loss o
respect for, and confidence in, th
shepherd. The pastor has a perfec
right to weigh his groceries, at home
but when the merchant sets a tral
for him, it is small consolation to th<
wandering sheep of Israel to realizi
that their shepherd's voice is hushe<
and stifl, under a surplus stock c
goods which he neither bought no
deserved. When spiritual adviser
jumpn their bocard. and other bill!
- without excuse or extenuating cir- ej
cumstances, or when forced to leave, t<
prematurely and hastily, a barrel of.T
empty whiskey flasks, is found hid- a:
den away in a corner of the room, it
takes a generation to live down the 0
baleful effects. These gay ministerial f
birds are still chirping the glad tid- n
ings of the New Jerusalem, but pitch- a
ed, let us hope, on a high~er and holler h
key. There is no pleasure in allud
ing to these matters, about which a
e there is no doubt. The only apology t
necessary is the all important resulis 0
flowing from them. Others may stag- t(
ger and fall, and the impression e
made, is infinitesimal, when compar-. IE
ed to the evil influences of a stumb- h
ling ministry. a
Let us hold up the hands of a wise,!
manly and patriotic legal fraternity.!
Their training, necessarily, makes
them leaders who frame, and largely U
execute our laws, for weal or woe,!w
to the masses. Our institutions, our r(
brilliant past and our lettered 'glory
show the ear-marks of the legal Pro A
fession at every step of our ad- S
vancement and development. But di
the "shyster" is the wart, excres-:
cence, diseased appendix-or what fi
not-onup the body-politic, which is at
a festering sore to be reckoned with. m
No litigation is too shady to escape hi
his blighting touch, if it brings the c<
filthy shekels to his pockets. Like S1
Iago, his purse is the fool of his folly, cc
and like him, the stil small voice of a ti
clear conscience, never prompts a h,
high or holy act. The poor Irish- w
man was doubtless pondering over T
some sad experiences with this legal si
never as he stood in deep meditation T
before a monument in a lonely grave- ei
yard. A passing traveler halted and h,
wished to know the cause of his ap- tE
parent air of solemn reflection. The bi
Irishman replied, "I see written on sl
this tombstone the words, 'A lawyer st
and honest man.' I was just wonder- T
ing, begorroh, said he, why they Si
buried two people in the same grave." el
This species of the genus homo is di
largely responsible for politics being 10
the dirtiest of trades and political sE
i promotion little better than "a huck- y(
stering squabble" for office. M
He is on one side today and the C3
other tomorrow, as the fickle winds el
impress his acute hearing. Like Victo e
-Hugo's politicians, h elooks upon a
'weather *cock as synonymous with a Ial
'flag, and is ever ready to espouse any:t
cause which promotes his selfish am-~ te
bition. Do not understand me as,h
arguing that our public ..men must st
never change their views, under any th
conditions, upon the issues of the day. at
~Emerson said that a foolish consist- mr
ency is the hobgoblin of small minds.: F<
But the change should not be from of
Sselfish or sordid motives. Gladstone fc
veered, at times, but he did it more R
-than once, with the, certain knowl- tc
dege, that it meant, at least, his temn- bi
porary retirement from official life. n
Calhoun favored, and then fought, na- mn
tional banks. Supported a protective.f
Ktariff in 1816, and assailed it so say-1 p4
agely in 1828 that it finally landed pC
him upon the rock of Nullification. n
But no one believes-as Jo Baldwin mf
says-that the man was not sincere fo
who coul%i stand up5, alone,'\ in the it
United States senate and swear that s<
he would send a dagger to his heart tdi
before he would endorse a war with h
~Mexico, ushered in by a lying pream.. tu
When the smoke and roar of battle'e
had . died away, and the wounded te
hearts of a sensitive Southern man-.
hood were bleeding at every pore,n
Toombs and Stephens equally enjoy-n
el the undying confidence of every tb
man in Georgia, though one strongly n
endorsed, while the other bravely.s
antagonized the war resolutions in ac
the Secession convention and legis- cI
lature preceding the deadly conflict. il]
Fearless and honest in the discharge hi
of every duty, touching the welfare of
of the State, which they loved with
every fibre of their beings, no whiff lo
of suspicion or disloyalty ever tainted
their atmosphere? or questioned their tr
motives. We read history to little n~
- ad,vantage, if not convinced that.E
charlatans and hypocrites usuaIIy hi
reap the harvest of their sowing in
due time. t
Charles I thought to appease the
raging elements and save himself by.f
signing away the life of his best and B
bravest friend, Strafford, but his own
head tumbled down the steps of'b
Whitehall, just the same.
There is some respect for Marat, in
spite of his filth and extreme radical
Ism, whose. sharp pen and squeaking
voice never quailed, though Paris was.
wading ankle-deep in blood, and the
heads of men and delicate females ed
;were whizzing through the air on
pikes. But what decent citizen would
not rather gnaw the crust of poverty e
tthan beg a hair of Talleyrand for
memory, who lied and trimmed, suc
cessfully, for 50 years, and through th
13 administrations, covering some of ci
the most stirring scenes in all the an- f
nals of the races.
f Those of us, especially who shed .
r: no personal, or Yankee blood, dur
s ing -the late'oivil war, should have no
c. eire to irritate the old wounds of
[ther party to the struggle. It had
) be fought out, sooner or later.
here was no ghost of hope that such
ntagonistic and irreconcilable ele
tents, could ever meet on grounds
E comprorilse. But that period, be
)re, during and after the war, fur
ished many flash-lights of character
nd showed how the chickens come
ome to roost sooner or later.
There was Stephen Douglas, great
ad brainy, and a firm supporter of
ie all-powerful pro-slavery element
l the South until their cause began
> wane, when he pitched his South
rn Jonahs over-board. He doubt
,ss saved his own political hide at
:me, but his betrayal of his friends
ad their cause sniffed out his last
;ar of hope for the presidency in the
temorable struggle of 1860.
Andrew Johnson turned his back
pon the *South, during the days
hich tried men's souls, and thereby
ached the goal of his ambition, but
'hen he was being eaten up, like
cteon, by his own new dogs, the
Duth shielded him from a national
When Virginia, after much halting,
.ially cast her lot with the Confeder
.y, there were two promising toung
en within her borders, and bred to
1r soil, whose judgment . did not
)incide with that of their native
te. ILee knew the sacrifice, but he
> ld not, for.the life of him, strike
te grand old commonwealth which
id honored his lineage, and from
hose loins, he had sprung. George
homas did not scruple to draw his
vord against her. Years rolled on,
homas loaded with the honors and
noluments, which follow upon the
)els of great victories, sat in the
inple of the money changers and
isked serenely in the sunshine of
eek prosperity. We are casting no
ones, but mark the irony of fate.
he man who spat in the face of the
;ate, which bore him, died of a brok
i and disappointed heart, because he
d not get enough. Lee, with all
st, save - honor, spurned princely
laries, to teach poverty stricken
)uths has left a name which grows
ore redolent with each succeeding
rcle of time. - Show me your lead
's, and their calibre, and the rest is
It behooves the twentieth century
umnus to ponder well the lives of
.e men, whose individuality, charac
r, and the true grit ~ of manhood,
Ld been largely responsible for the
anding of this nation in the eyes of
e world. At this time, when the
;mosphere is surcharged with -r.u
ors of Hamiltonian theories of
aderal consolidation, at the expense
State rights, it is an inspiration to
llow the record of a man like John
andolph o ffRoanoke. He quaffed
o deep'; from the cup of gall and
tterness, but we must take great
~ss as~ we find it. Brilliant as a dia
ond, but ignorant as a child, of the
line arts by which the weak and
atty trimmer climbs to place and
)Wer, he never "crooked the preg
tnt hinges of the knee that thrift
ight follow fawning." Friends might
rsake him and enemies might howl,
made no difference. Jefferson's
)n-in-law might be sent into his
strict to break him down. Defeat
Ld no terrors for him. Constituents
rned their backs upon him, but
ey rallied again, when they reali?
the style of man they had slaugh
red. Open and above board, hon
t to the very marrow in his bones,
combinations could daunt him and
friendships could swerve him from
e path of rectitude and righteous
~ss which his judgment and con
ience told him to follow. He
knowledgad no master,b ut. God,
ampioned no cause, throughout his
ustrious career, which clashed, i
s eyes with the welfare of the State
Virginia, whose interest he loved,
th an idolatry, that surpassed the
ve of woman.
The political history of this coun
7 has probably produced no states
mn who stood out, more boldly andi
andly, in the blazing sunshine od
g-h and consistent ideals.
Andrew Jackson's record, though
iperfect 'in some respects, stamped
e contrast between a strong and
arless .leader, and a wabbling
ediocre, of good intentions, like Van
iren, upon whose shoulders the
irdens of government rested, as
.ckson's successor, Jackson's
ht upon national bamks
3.s the most daring and picturesque
the annals of this country and
owed the stuff of which heroes are
ade. Unlike his miodern type
aeodore Roosevelt-he never falter
when the moneyed interests look
him in the eye. Petitions from
'ery box of the compass flooded the
:ecutive mansion, with a view of
aying his hand. The press, with
'actically unbroken ranks, trained
teir guns upon him. Timid politi
ans, who ever lbok for soft beds to
.11 down upon, in emergencies, and
ho pick up their beds and walk
hen not smoothe and downy, fled
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Rutherford school will sell the pres- I
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cash on Saturday, July 2, 1910, at 10t
o'clock. The purpose in selling the
building is to erect a new and more' f
modern building and one suited to the 0
needs of the school. 1
. Jos. L. Keitt,
J. D. Nance,.
Jno. P. Wicker,
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Lay tweLing at 7.45 o'clock. VIt
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D. D. Darby,
r. Burton, Clerk.
Newberry Camp, No. 542, W. O. W.,
reets ciery second and fourth Wed
iesday night in Klettner's Hall, at
B. B. Leitzsey, C. C.
J. J. Hitt, Cerk.
Amity Lodge, No. 87, A. F. .
Amity Lodge, No. 87, A. F. 'M.
neets F-rery first Monday night at-A,
.'clock In Masonic Hall.
Visiting brethren cordially invi
Harry W. Dominick
F. W. Earhardt, W. X.
Signet Chapter, No. 18, J. A. I.
Signet Chapter, No. 18, R. 'A. M.,
neets every second Monday night at
o'clock In Masonic Hall.
Fred. H. Dominick,
Iarry W. Dominick, E. H. P.
Golden Rule Encampment.
Golden Rale Eneampment, No.. 23,
0. 0. F., will meet at Klettner's
lall the 4th Monday night in each
nonth at 8 o'clock.
W. 0. Wilson,
W. G. Peterson, Scribe.
Pulaski Lodge, No. 20, L 0. 0. F.C
vill meet Friday night,' July 8
n Klettner's' Hall, at 8. o'clock. Let
,very member attend.
C. G. Blease,
V. G. Peterson, Noble Grand.
Bergell Tribe, No. 24, L 0. I. '.
Meets on Thursday nights at .
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>nd of June, and every two wee"
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0. Klettner, C. R.
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cholarship and Entrance. Examina.
The examination for the award of
acant scholarships in Winthrop col
age and for the admission of new
tudents will be held at the county
ourt house on Friday, July 1l, at 9
. m. Applicants must be not less
han fifteen years of age. When
cholarships are vacant after July 14
hey will be awarded to those making
he \ighest average at this examina
[on, provided they meet the condi
Lons governing the award. Appli
ants for scholarships should write
President Johnson before the ex
mination for scholarship examina
Scholarships are worth $100 and
ree tuition. -The next session will
pen September 21, 1910. For further
iformation and catalogue, address
res. D. B. Johnson, Rock Hill, S. C.
University of 'South Carolina.
The University of South Carolina
ifers scholarships in the department
E education to one young man from
ach county. Each scholarship Is
orth $100 in mc,ney and $18 term
e with free tuition.
Examination. will be held at county
sat July 1. Examination of stud
nts generally for admission to the
niversity will be held at the same
Write for information to S. C.
[itchell, President, Columbia, S. C.