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RUTh CHAPTER, NO. 40,
ROYAL ARCH MASONSS
Royal Arch degree will be con
ferred Monday nicht. June
W. C. DAvtL H. D CLA xKK.
High Priest. Secretary.
Manninr Chnptcr. No. 19
"Ordcrof Ea.%rtern Star.
Regular Meetin First Tuesday
Each Month. at 8 O'c!ock P. M..
Maaomc Han. Visitors welcome
(MdFIL~xern DAVZ.;. W. M.
(Miss) MAxrnuA DAvts. Sec
MAKES HENS LAY.
FOR SALE BY
"Where quality reigns.''
_Te work of continuing the concrete
work in Manning has begun.
Mr. J. H. Loryes of St. Matthews is
in Manning visiting his father, Mr. A.
Mrs. John W. O'Dione is in Manning
gn a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs
VIed at Statesvile, N. C., Monday
ot last week, Minnie Grant. the two
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
The electric storm Sunday night was
one of the severest we have had this
sesn, bnt we are glad to say that we
have not heard of any serious amage
done by it.
Mrs. Everette Alexander, of Sumter
county, set a part of last week with
her friend, Mrs. 31. L. Barnetz. She
is acousin of R~ev. Gregg, former pastor
of the Manning Presbyterian church.
It is strange how some men permit
themselves to be so sensitive that they
will not see they are wrong. They im
agine things that have no particle o?
foundation. and really do themselves an
Quite a number from Manning went
to Sammerton to wituess the game of
baseball yesterday, between Summer
son and Lamar. They report a spendid
game in which our Sumimerton boys
won by a score of to 1.
Mrs. R. A. Boyd, of Reddick, Fia.,
with her three young boys, who has
been visiting her daughter, Mrs. S. I.
Till, left yesterday, accompanied by
Mrs. Till and children, to spend a
while with relatives at Winnsboro.
The Woodmen of Turbeville have our
thanks for their kind invitation to at
tend their picnic. We had intended to
be with the Press Association at that
time, but we shall forego that pleasure
and be with the Choppers if possible.
Mr. Fred Lesesne, Secretary of St.
Peters Iodge No. 54, A. F. M1., has a box
that will greatly interest all Masons in
this county. He will be glad to have the
Masons call at his office rat The Levi
Mercantile Company any time to see it.
Rev. L. A. Cooper, pastorof the Man
ning Baptist church. will speak at the
State Baraca Convention at Savannah
next Sunday, and in his absence Rev.
A. C. Wilkins, of Abbeville, will
preach in his pulpit Sunday morning
We have been asked the question,
"who is to furnish diplomas for the
graduates of graded schools, the school
patrons or the trustees?" It is the cus
tom for diplomas to be furnished by the
trustees and they are paid for out of
the school fund.
The DuRant lads put the blocks to
\Manning last Wednesday in a match
game of ball. The Manningites could
not play ball a little bit, their sisters
can beat them at the sport. DuRant
put it on them good and proper, with
a score of 14 to 5.
The annual picnic of the Presbyter
ian Sunday School will be held at the
home of Mr. Miles Plowden. (old Tindal
place), on Friday of this week. Wag
gons will leave the church at 9 o'clock.
Let all who care to go be at the church
promptly at nine, with their baskets.
There are signs of booze about bere,
and the parties who are selling it, had
better stop. The people regardless of
their views on prohibition, are not going
to condone lawlessness, and the man who
deiberately set defiance the law will
be made to suffer the consequences of
Capt. 1. I. Bagnal has accepted a po
sition of traveling salesman with Ficken
Jordan Company of Charleston. Capt.
Hagnal is a grocery man of long exper
ience, and with his nice address and bis
sincerity it will be but a short time for
him to build up a largie business in the
territory he will travel in. Fickcen, Jor
dan Comuany has done well to get
Capt. Bagnal's services.
The proposition to vote another two
mill tax for school purposes is meeting
with approval by the majority of the
nati'osof the school. The whole thing in
ia nut shell is. that the trustees must
have more money to run the school, or
they wil! be compelled to run the
school a much ,.horte term. We have
the school, and it has a record that all
of is are proud of: it is now upt to the
voters to s.ay whether the school is to
continue and improve, or whether it
would be a s.ound economy' to run the
school a half term and secure inditier
ent teachers becawas they can be pot
Dr. Nilton Weinberg of this town
wiil graduate at Johns Hopkins Univer
.itv. Ba1i nore. Tueda- evening. 14:h
Mrs. Rosa Weinbe r-. Mrs C. . Gig.-r
Messrs. Leon and tirum \\~einberg
and Miss Irma Weinberg. wiil eav
Sunda, to attend :he exercises. afte
which they will go on to New York. yes
it is a fact.'Mrs. Weinberg ik going. Mal
thev all have a nice trip.
Married in the Baptist church lasi
Wednesday afternoon by Rev. L. A
Cooper. Miss Emmie R. Johnson and
Mr.' Edgar E. Crow The groom is from
Fair Forest, Sp, rtanburg county. The
attendants were Mr. W. P. (onn o
Spartanburg. and M- Julia Cuttino. a
school mate of the bride. The churcl
was beautiiullv decorated for the occa
sion. Mrs. L. A. Cooper played the wed
ding march. and Messrs. Frank Moffett
and Leon Galloway were the ushers. Af
ter the ceremony the couple took the
train for the up-cuntry.
A Splendid School Cosing.
The Manning graded school enter
tained a large concourse of people last
Friday evening in.its magnificent audi
torium with the most successful exercis
es it has ever given to the public. The
audience filled the auditorium to its full
capacity. and the number of persons are
estimated at anout one thousand. The
program was well arranged and most
aelightfully carried out. The musical
numbers were indeed unusually high
class and splendidly performed, the
young ladies acquitted themselves most
grandly. One of the features of the oc
casion was the violin solo by Miss Mar
garet Cooper. a child of 12 years. ac
companied by her mother on the piano.
Mrs. Cooper is a musician. But the
most interesting and surprising feature
was the debate. The debaters far ex
celled the expectations of the audience,
and eicrybody is felicitating the teach
ers for the manner in which they devel
oped the minds of these young folks, and
brought from them such happy results.
The debate was indeed a revelation to
all whose good fortune it was to bear it,
and it was nzo little task for the judges
to decide which side had the best of the
argument: notwithstanding the decis
ion, and also notwithstanding the diffi
cuity the judges had to contend with,
and their intention to be absolutely im
partial, there are many who viewed the
contest differently and would have given
the decision to the other side, however,
both %ides are entitled to sincere praise.
The annual address was a very gratify
ing feature of this memorable occasion.
and the speaker has every reason to feel
proud of having his words, so eloquently
placed, received with such a unanimity
of gratification. The following is the
Musici........ .... ......ss Bowman.
Debate.-Query: Resolved. That For
eign Inmigration to the V. S. Should
be Further Restricted by the Imposi
tion of an Educational Test.
Affirmative ...........Hughey Tindal.
Music............. s Mrs. Cooper,
i Margaret Cooper.
Affirmative ......... ...Madge Wood.
Negative. .............Bennie Fulton.
The Star Spangled Banner.. .Quartet.
Apdress and Presentation of Diplomas
...... ......Hon. George B. Cromer.
Class Song-"Annie Laurie".. Quartet.
Delivery of the Melton Medal........
.......- ...........S. Oliver O'Bryan.
rhe Tennyson Poems-a prize.......
The Reuben B. Loryea Medal-Girls
7th Grade...:....Mr. Harry Lesesne.
ld Black Joe..................Qartet
We regret very much that we are un
,ble to give to our readers Dr. Geo. B.
lromer's delightful address, the effort
ras made to get from him a manuscript,
,en he was requested to give a synop
is, but he ha no manuscript, and being
n great demand all over the State for
och occasions, he was too 1oxy to even
write out a synopsis, hence he left us
igh and dry upon the sands of disap
ointment, for his address was such an
>ne, that we should have been delighted
ao have reproduced it for the benefit of
ur many readers. especially those who
ould not be present to hear it. Doctor
romner is at home on the platform, he
was a teacher, then an instructor in a
ollege, later a professor, and finally
he President of the same college, the
Newberry college one of the colleges in
he State that has sent out many of the
rightest minds in the country. The ad
ress treated of high ideals, the kind of
itizenship which zoes to make a State.
le laid especial stress upon the power
f education, and told many humorous
tcedotes, all of which had a fitting
ace in his wise and beautiful utter
The judges for .he debate were Hou.
ohn S. Wilson, Charlton DuRant, Esq.,
md S. Oliver O'Bryan, Esq Judge Wil
on in appropriate words announced
he decision, :and also in a happy veiii
resented to Bennie Fulton the prize.
a live dollar gold piece, for the best
style of delivery. But in crder to give
ur readers the function as seen by
another, we herewith reproduce what
he correspondent of The State gave to
"Manning. Jut' 5.-The closing ex
rcises of the Ma. .ing graded school
were held in the large auditorium of
the graded school buildhng last night,
whan diplomas were given to 11 gradu
tes, live girls and six boys. It is sin
gular this ratio was maintained very
-losely throughout the report made by
Superintendent, J. C. Daniel. For in
stance, there was a total enrollment of
313-155 girls and 2583 boys: uot tardy
:uring the year, 133 and 133 boys:
reither absent nor tardy, 15 girls and
15 boys. The debate last night by four
members of the graduating class was
participated in by a boy and a girl on
either side. Altogether, it seems that
this is a typical co-d institution.
The program last night included sev
eral charming musical numbers, piano
renditions of exceptionally high order
by Miss Bowman. Miss Appelt, Miss
Brockinton and Mrs. and Miss Cooper,
and vocal selections by a male quartet.
The subject of the debate w as: "Re
solved. That foreign immigration to
the U. S. should be further restricted
by the imposition of an educational
test." Hughey Tindal and Madge Wood
spoke on the aflirmative side, while
Bennie Fulton and Maude Bradham
argued for the negative. The decision
was given in favor of the negative, and
Bennie Fulton was awarded the prize
of a five dollar gold piece for the best
xelivery, but all the arguments were of
unusually high order.
The feature of the evening wvas a
scholarly address by D~r. Geo. Ii. Cro'
mer of Newberry, whose s.ubject was:
-The Call of The State." lie was intro
duced by Senator Louis .\ppeit. and
held the'vast audience for a half hour
in rapt attention.
The Melton medal was delivered by
S. o. O'Bryan to Hughey- Tinidal: the
Tennyson poems prize was delivered by
Charton DuRant to Edna Blanchard.
and the Reuban 8. Loryea meda! for
the best scholarship among the girls
of the seventh grade was de-live~rni by
Harry Lesesne to Mis.s Lucy Wil-on.
At the close of the exercise-s .'laj. .
Levi. Chairman of t he boatrd of trust-e-s.
made an' informal of the sc.hooli work~
for the year just closed. saying it wvas
the best in the history of the scbool,
that the school now ranks. among the
best in the State, and that students'
who complete the course here are ad
mitted to any college in the State with
out further examination. D~e annouznc
ed that so satisfactory had been the
work done tnat all the faculty had beer
re-elected, except one young zady teach
r who was not an applicant for re
eletion and that itwas with reluctance
that she was allowedi to go elsewhere.
Major Levi said tinally that : pronosi
tion would s.oon oc submitted to the
voters of the school di'trict to levy at
additional mills high school tax te
meet the expense of the increa-ed facil
Iities and efliciency of tn. school.
4On Sundav- Morning the school audi
:oriul w'as 5lied to overflowimg to hea:
z:heannual serm-,or by Rev. 4. M..-11
-k Mill. yhe sermon wac -ry
appropriate. it was a consensus of op
iliun that the visiting minister was
wisc in the selection of his subject, and
his manner of delivery was e-,pecially
grood. The music was rendered by a
splendid choir. under the direction of
.\lrs. . H. Huggins. The following
was the program:
Volur:ar- --Zion AwaCe Sir Michael to..a
H Ivmn. NO. 1,-.
Praver.......... ... Rev. A. R. WoKd',on
Scrmpture ileadin.......i v. F. H. Shulcr
Antnem - ",k-su% Lover o! My Sou - A.%hford
Serm on... .. ..- ........... Rev. II.R.M !
Anthem --Al1 lai, The Power v' J'u'
Prayer. ...... ... .....R L. A. Coop.-r
H vnn No. t
LIFE.-HUMAN LIFE IN A ROBE OF
FLESH A REALTY, NOT AN EMPTY
DREAM, AND EXACTLY WHAT WE
1. Our text consists of two ques
tions; the first from the fourth verse
of the eighth Psalm. and the second
1from the fourteenth verse of the
fourth chapter of James. They are
as follows: "What is man?* "What
is your lifer" And first we are to con
L.-"WHAT IS MAN~"
1. We contemplat life or human
existence in this world with amaze
ment. Here before us is a man, the
greatest tricnotomy in the universe.
with body. soul, and spirit: he is in
deed the greatest invention of the
ages. And first we notice his body
a most wonderfully devised piece of
mechanism. which the ingenuity of
man with all of its cunning has never
been able to duplicate, to counterfeit
or to make one just like it. Artificial
hands and feet. and to a degree use
ful devices, have been made and plac
ed on living stumps. but they have
been but poor imitations of real
hands and feet. And beautiful wax
figures. and other imitations of the
human body, have been made and
sold at fabulous prices to our wealthy
Parisian merchants. who have dress
ed them in the most beautiful and
richest costumes, and placed them in
their show windows to please and to
catch the eye of the passersby. And
thess figures have possessed the most
beautiful contour of person; they
have had the rosy lips and dimpled
cheeks, but the best of them, even the
most perfect ones-these representing
the greatest skill and ingenuity-have
been but poor attempts at anything
like a successful imitation They have
eves and see not, ears and hear not.
lips that never moves, and "the
breath of life" could not be breathed
into their nostrils. Their bodies could
never throb and pulsate with life.
The human body cannot be counter
2. Indeed, the human body is a
miracle of invention and only a Di
vinitv could have designed and made
it. 'two hundred and fifty bones, a
thousand ligaments, a wonderful sys
tem of arteries and veins, and a per
fect telegraphic system of nerves: the
most wonderful and complicated ma
chinery in the universe: and all work
ing in perfect accord The most won
derful building in all the world is "the
house in which we live," with its win
dows, the eyes through which the
spirits in prison get a view of the
"-ntside world; ears with the most per
fect accustic properties: and a voice
capable of a thousand musical varia
tions. The human body is indeed a
wonderful piece of machinery!
3. And Dr. Hillis in his splendid ad
dress on Ruskin calls attention to the
fact that all other inventions are only
imitations of the human body. The
idea of the pump, for instance, came
from the human heart with its valves
and its action by which blood is forc
ed through all the hutman systeul.
The idea of the hinge camne from the
the human elbow. The idea of the
drum and violin which are used in
music came from the human ear. The
idear of the lense which is used in the
telescope and in the camera came
from the mechanism of the human
eye. The idea of a church steeple
from the natural position of the hands
in prayer. And so on with every oth
er so-called invention in life-man is
only a copyist, or an imitator of Glod,
the Supreme Artictect and Designer
of all things. No idea is original with
man; they are all conceived in the
infinite mind of God.
4. And still more wonderful than
the human body-still more wonder
ful than the machine itself-it is rspir
it, or the life, by which it is actuated:
that apparitiona' self that makes the
machine live and wove. Over all this
machinery and pervading its whole
construction is the spirit, that mys
terious something which we call life,
that mobile something which the
chemist has never been able to har
ness and which t he scientist has never
been able to locate. It defiies the laws
of human elucidation.
5. And then folded up somewhere
in this robe of tiesh is the soul-the
psyche, the divine part of this most
wonderful trinity, the part that came
from the bosom of God, and which
will return unto Him "when this
house of this earthly tabernacle is
dissolved." And it is in obedience to
the behests of this deviner self tha~t
the hands move, the.feet walk and the
lips speak. And thus we see what man.
is, that Clod should be mindful of him.
He is the greatest tricbotemny of the
Universe-body, soul and spirit, a
trinity in unity; the last and the no
blest work of God.
6. Dr. Munsey, that wierd divine of
the old Holston fannference. in speak
ing of Man has thus summed up the
whole situation in a very beautiful
metaphor: The human being is a
reat metropolitan mu nicip'al ity-a
little kingdom in itself-of which the
head is the capitol. And in the pal
ace of the brain are domiciled the of
ficers and wardens of the kingdom. In
charge of the records of state is a
great historian-Mernory -who never
forgets. And adorning the parlors
and the corridors of the palace are
the superb paintings of that mnaster
artist-Imagination, who is daily
hanging pictures on memories wall
which can never be era.sed. And then
in the great halls of state, each in its
own particular sphere, is Reason,
Judgment and Conscience; Con
science being the chief justice of the
municipality and before whom we ar
raigned a thousand times a day and
made to give an account for our
thoughts, our words and our dleeds.
And there also in the great throne
room of the brain, er-mined and dia
dewed in royal authbority, is the Will,
the real "power behind the throne"
at whose command the whole king
dom moves: and thus is God's master
piece seen in motIon. Wonderful in
deed is man:
7. And now as we take a ret rosp~ect
ot man and consider h is most mniracu
ous and 'd1ivine conception: his most
wonderful construction, the vile dust
of the eart h becoming ilesh and bone:
when wve consider his great catpacee
and almost unlimited possibilities: his
achievements: and. furthermore, his
no-t mysterious paag through this
life, we cuan but eyxclaim with the
prophet of Goed. in this his master
pielc, '"Behold What God Hath
Wrouight" Here in man is Giod-s
highest and noblest earthly concep
tion, his highest and his noblest
earthly ideal: Inideed lie is the con
nect in,., lInk bet.ween earth~ and haeav
en. rhe Psalmist :says that Gjod mnade.
man "only a little lower than thle
angl, and, therefore, hath lie
cowned him with glory and honor,
and given him dominion over all the
works of his hands, and 'hath put all
things under his feet: all sheep and
oxen, vea and all the beasts of the
11eld: t'he fowl of the air and the fish
of the sea"
8. B-ut now what of the life of man
through this world and unto what
which I am especially anxious for us
to consider in this addre-s. We can
not tell you in any abstract term just
exactly what the apparitional or the
soul life i.: for it cannot be explained.
No philosopher, no Old Testament
seer or New Testament prophet. no
poet or artist have ever been able to
tell us just what life as the power to
iuove and do the actions of life is. and
as has already been remarked, no
scientist has ever been able to har
ness it. And yet we may know some-1
thing of its most mysterious passage
from time to eternity by observation
and experience. and we may illustrate I
its wandering fron the cradle to the
II.-LIFE A REALITY.
1. A ud at the very outset experience
teaches us that life. human life in a
robe of Ilesh. is a reality. It is not a
"delusion of the mortal mind which
Christian science,- false so-called.
"corrects.- Life here is a real exis
tence, with its real and actual con- I
tent, and its logical conclusions and
sequences, all as real and as actual in
its existence, as God himself is real
and existeth. Think all you may wish I
to think that life is not real-that it
I is only a dream-and you cannot t
change the fact of your existence. i
And, furthermore, every projection
of life is real: all the feelings, all the
pleasures and sorrows:-all the sin C
and disease, are realities which must
be reckoned with. Indeed nDthing -
could so exactly coincide with "the .
eternal fitness of things" as human
experience-the feelings. pleasant and c
otherwise-the nan in his knowing 0
and feeling existing.
2. Indeed, human life in all of its
phases is exactly what God had in
view when he made this world. Why
imagine if you can, this old world for
a moment without human life-with- .
out man. its master tenent. and all d
that he has achieved, and it would
be a failure, the tremendous failure
of the devinity who made it. It takes
the life of man to complete God's pur
pose in the creation.
3. But the soul ushered into life b
with almost the pangs of death knows a
nothing of the hard path that it is to
tread. It is unconscious of the fact
that the dawning of life's morning is
but prophetic of the closing day with
its setting sun and dawning shadows.
which day may be one of gloom or 0
sunshine, of cursing or blessing, ac- 1
cording to the will of the Father and C
the choice and violitions of the indi a
vidual. And, indeed, the great ma s
jority of men and women, in a long
life of even three score and ten years. n
never learn the full meaning of life- C
nothing of its possibilities, its oppor
tunitles or its great responsibilities. k
They never get a vision of the full 0
meaning of life: and so like turtles
they shut themselves up in their own
little sphere and exist and die unto
themselves and the world is not bless
ed or made any better by their hav
ing lived in it. But happy the man
like Milton or Hugo, or Jeremy Tay- r
lor, or Luther or Knox, or Wesley or t
Whitfield, who feels something of the &
great responsibilities of life and gives s!
himself a living sacrifice upon the al- s
tars of love to bless humanity and a
this old world: Happy the man, and a
happy the age in which he lives. True. 1k
we cannot all be men like these just b
mentioned, but through a wise choice S
of the better things of life and the ii
right exercise of our minds we can at c
least be happy ourselves and in Jesus 0
the Eternal Rock of Ages find a sweet a
refuse from the storms that would '
otherwise wreck and ruin a strug- C
gling soul tossed upon the suriag
billows of the sea of life; and indeed I1
no good man ever died in vain.
III.-ItTAPHORS-LIFE ILLtSTRAT- o
1. But now unto what shall we lik- Ii
en lifer The Bible speaks of it under P
a multitude of metaphois, or figures C
of speech, which are at once striking b
and full of Instruction, and they af- P
ford us a wide and interesting field of LI
study. And now in the light of some .
of these strIking presentations found ti
in the Bible, and also in the writings ~
of good men, let ussee how life may a
be illustrated. And, first, we would tC
suggest that -
(A) LIFE IS A iFIAL- a
1. Life is a dial upon which time b
casts its passing shadows, with its "
morning. noon and night; its rising t
and its setting suns, its lights and its 5
shadows; its spring-time; its summer;-t
it-s autumn and its winter; its begin- d
ning and its end. Life is a dial; and.
we know that "time is fleeting," and, t
therefore, that the hands on the clo -' V
in the steeple of Time will neithet
stop nor turn backward. "Time and -
tide wait for no man." A man may I
stop and sit down and waste the gold
en opportunities of life, but time
moves on. The hands of the old clock s
of Time are always turning towards
eternity, and thus bringing the man
moment by moment, and hour by ti
hour, nearer to the Judgment and to a:
an accounting with his G.od. b
. How true to life that old, old g
story, in which a man in the autumn a
and winter of life is represented as s
going back to the old plantation, to si
'-the old house at home." now the -
habitation of strangers, and after e
look ini about the premises, he gets Ia
pe mission to go up into the garret. g
and there he finds among the ruhbish,
his little trundle bed about which his
mother taught him his evening pray
ers. '-Now I lay me down to sleep,"
and in which she used to tuck himfC
snugly awny at night, and giving him
the good-night kiss, leave him to a
slumber and to sleep. And now as h
these memories of a long ago are pass
ing like shadows through his mind.
and as he hears again her lulabys, and
feels ago the imprint of holy lips, and
hears her good advice, which he has
not followed, and as he thinks of the -
golden opportunities which he has
thrown to the winds, he prays:
- Turn bacikward. 0. Time'. t~urr. back ward mn d
But every tick of the old clock, and o
every stroke of the hammer upon the
gong. seem to mock him while lhe
pras. Time will not turn backward
in its flight, and therefore he cannot
go back and gather up the lost olppor
:;. And so opportunities are like.
childhood days: when once they have
passed, we cannot recall them. They
ar gone forever. Therefore, when a
man spends his time in foolishness,
as for instance, in playing 15-ball
poo01, or in gambling his life away, he
is unchiing golden opplortunities in
to meshy pockets that will never give.
them up. I am sorry for the man who
must ;ament the follies of a misspent
youth and the days of lost opportun
4. And now hear me, young inan, e
and let these words sink down deep
into your heart: Fortunes are made.
and determinedi ear-ly in life. There
fore the Bible say . femnember now
th Creatori the days of thy youth,.
while the evil1 dav' come not, nor the e(
ye'-r draw ni;-h. w'hen thou shalt sayi,
I have no pleasuire in thxem." Ietnem- I
ber God now: in the balmy days of
early lilt-, w hile the spring-birds of i
outh are sin-in- in thet treetops of i
hope. anud while the soul ltke a tender
bough or plant. may be easily trained
about the rounds of the ladder of
faith, and thus earl ear~ed to look
viir thf heaiven, its eternal home.|
andth rewards of a lift well spent.
thw.t it will be strong in t ie Lord and
in he power of his ith..'' Few ar
the men who turn to God in thea
tumnn and winte-r of life. Their wills
will not bend to God's will, and -o t
they live and die --without God and<
wit out hope in the world." The 1:
Istrongest characters, those who have
Ibecome pil lows in the great buildingi
of our J ehovahism, have been meni
'or illustration. Moses. David, Sam-v
2el, Timothy and a 'ost of others. ~0
. 'dr honest conechi i a hat if a
-outg man is now ::I year' of a,e and a
s not anything, the probabilities are
ie will never be anything. I know it t<
s said that he must sow his "il a!
>ats.' but it is the devil's lie, for if he -
tpends his youth "-sowigr wild oat" e
)e must of nCCCssitV .pend the rest of ci
uis life, or at least a good par: of it,
-eaping them: *for whatsoever a man
oweth that shall he also reap." ti
6. The men who have brought things e
o pa.ss in the by-gone days have been
nen and women who have done things b;
n a hurry, have done them in the o1
pring-tme of life: Alexander the u
areat was conqueror of all the worlds
qhile yet a very young man: Nap-leon
ras Emperor of Fracce while yet a Ct
-cry young man. and Itobert E. Lee ai
ras commander-in-chief of the armies K
fi the Confederacy while yet a young is
aan: and among wome:. Joan of Arc w
ras commander-in-chief of the armies
f France at the tender age of only 1. ti
.nd Grace Patti was delighting the tI
;orld with her melodies while she was i:
-et in her teens. Men and women w
;hose characters are not made. and li
he die to whose lives is not cast hy the h:
ime they are twenty-one are seldom.
ever, worth anything itIlife. 01
-. But the great trouble today with ti
ur voung people is that the majority ti
f them have the wrong ideas of life. u,
'hey get the idea that it must be all e,
unshine. one continuous round of pleas
re and dissipation. But life is not all t
unshine. It is not all all a yachting ex
ursion across some placid lake or sea w
r a picnic in some beautiful wood or a
ook. It has its shadows as well as
a sunshine, and there must be work
s well as play.
8 Nei her is life all shadows. Some
eople of a pessimistic turn are forever bi
'looking into dark holes," and on the n
ark side of things. They judge the in
ord by feeble sense. And true. of
-The bud may have a bitter taste. th
But sweet will be the flower."
And dark may be the clouds, and bi
breatening the skies, but every cloud
as its "silver lining." and it is not
"Somewhere the sun i% .hining.
Somewhere the song bird's dwel!:
H.h then thy sad repiinng:
God lives and all Is well."
Acress the brightest life, sbadows w
iust sometimas fall, but the poet. -The
ian worth while." is the man who se
2n smile," when everything goes
gainst him. And so our frst conclu- t
ton is this:
9. "The man worth while," is the l
ian who makes best of the life as it
omes. and lays hold upon present op- w
ortunities, and by the grace of the
ternal God suimounts the difficulties w
f life, does his level best: and- c
He who does the best hi circumstance" al
Acts nob.y. doe" weC:
Angels could do no more." c
(B) LIFE LS A SENTENCE. til
1. And now in the next place we may cI
=ark that life is a sentence; some
mes simple, sometimes complex and w
)metimes compound. We have seen the wl
mple life. tbe Christ-like life, the life
> simple and so sweet that we were th
iale to think of the very angels of God; at
ad. as a rule, these are the evangels of to
wve that bless the world and make it th
etter by their having lived in it. How la
weet the life that is "hid with Christ bi
i God:'' Its setting sun must always 1o
Lst a gleam of light across the horizon so
our spiritual vision that must bless a
ad cheer and help us the longest day to
'e live. And- then we have seen the re
ymplex life. Such a life was Peter's,
life which is "sometimes up and some- at
mes down." And then we have seen wi
ie compound life, the Jykie and Mr. co
lvde sort of life. But whether a long nc
r short life, simple, complex or comn-b
aund, they must all come. sooner or
iter to the period, to the stopping su
aint, a4nd be brougnt face to face with wi
od before his judgment to be remem- t
ered by what they have done, and co
idged according to the deeds done in B~
e flesh. to
2. Again, life is a sentence deciara- Il
e. It declares the existence of God. he
Eenever we consider man's environ- Bi
tent, the various expressions of life in he
i world about us-the budding trees, di
e fragrant fiowers and climbing vines.
e luscious fruits and ripening grains,
in rich profusion about us. we can
i exclaim, "'Behold what God hath
-rought' for back of all of this cres- la
on, back of all of this life, must be G<
rst cause, and that cause is God. "'In :
e beginning God." Life is a sentence Ti
3. Again, life is a sentence interroga- Je
e. "What is you life?'' Exactly that H.
a make it. And this is the one great
ct that I am trying to get before your B
nds in this address. Life is exactly a
hat you make it, by the help of God.
How careful that ought wex to live. G
With what religious fear, who such a l
rit account must give from beh avior.'
C) LIFE IS A V'OY.\GE. 1i:
. And then life is a voyage. Happy
i man who takes Jesus for his pilot Si
ad the Bible for his chart: The trou
ies of life may be manp, but he. who Sj
atheredl up the waves of the sea in his at
rms and said. 'Peace be still," and
illed the tempest. can also still the
.orms of life in the troubled heart. g
appy the man who takes Jesus into A
ue boat of life with him to be his pillot
ad his guide from the cradle to the! er
(D) LIFE IS .\ BOOK. c
1. Again life is a book, with its pref-1R
e. its beginnin., its content and its
ad. We are all travelers to the judg
ent, and as we travel we are writing
book. the book of our lives. LowellB
LIfe i' a sheet of paper whit-'.
On which each of us must wr:it
H:- ine or Lwo:
And then come- rih:.
2e night of death and the book is tin- v
ed. During life we are making hia- in
ry and wr:ting in a book. This book .\
'ill be tinished at the hour of death, vi
aaled and sent up to the jucegment: and al
xis is the book that shall be opened
'hcn we are judged, when the secrets C]
all hearts aah be revealed, and out
f it we shall be judged.
So then the final conclusion is sml
ais: We shape our own destines and'
ere:.nine our own feature. We speak '
self-made men. Al! men are self
iade. The'refore, if we go wrong the
tuit. i". our". We make the history and
'e wri'e it down with our lives.
:1 o -ow in closing I want to immpres'. *
[iLs fct upon your minds: Your pre
t ife is -'n index to your future de-.
nv. And so remember te- words of t
.\t el your part.
ut inore especially remember the 5
ords of Holy W rit. ''uit you like men,
e strong in the Lord. and in the power
f his might."
E; LI Fl .\ R.\' --
I Finally. l'aul speaks of life a- a
ace. \nd' says he. -"Forgetling th'
hings that are behind, let us lay aside
very weight, and the stn which doth
o easily beset us. and let us run with
atiene, the race that is set before u-.
very look inge unto.lesus, the author and ~
inisfer of our faith." Have you made
istakesf Of course, you have. F-orge
he. Do better, and the world will a!
o forget them. A\nd, if forgiven. G;od
;il forget them. Says Bobby Burn-.:
I you: have mai- a t..p a-d".
.\ud ne'er o-er far demean yo'u.
Timne comie" with kindl oblivions -da-l--. U
-'.rhen let mue exhort you. Lay aside
he weight and the sin which has been :1]
-ontinuaiiy besetting you, and run with ri
11 our might the race that is set Defore o
-ou. If you have been neglecting the ,b
-ace and have stopped by the way, it is;
udeed necessary that you now run with J
l ..o... .ig:, ;,, order tm make un. if
yu can. for the uegiet and ihe foim:1
The fact i-. - ha'. r.tm to
-:d play with the thoultiess and gi-3
orld. We are --:eeing from the wratI
Scom'e..' and this does not mean to foo
ong. but a-; Marrison has said. t<
"cratch the dust and get." In oui
urch vows here at the altars of th
iurch. we premis!ed "to lee from thC
rath to crne. But some people arn
,e the litte negro boy. who in slva
mcs belonged to my wife's grand-fath
- They would send "Rastus" to the
Pring, and he would forget to com(
Lek. and they would have to send some
ie for him, and when he was broughi
to account for his neglect he would
y. *Ciar fo Goodness, Mliss Sue. I fo
)t." Some Christians are acting a.
ough they had forgotten their vows:
)d their Master's business. "The
ing's business demands haste." Ther
no time for daily-lallying and play
ith the world.
4. May God help us ther to realize
s morning, that we are travelers tc
e Judgment: and let us so live build
- up Chistian characters, that whez
e come to die, we may be able to say
ce one of the greatest men the Sou i
u. ev.r produced:
-Come, inow that the great journey
life is finished. and let us cross over
e River. and rest under the shade o!
e trees: yea. "by those -ivers of pleas
-e which are at God's right hand for
5. "What is iaan?" The creature with
e greatest possibilities in the Uni
rs. "What. is your life?" Exactly
iat ::ou make it. M\ay you make it
ccess by the help of God.
The court of general sessions assem
ed M!onday morning, with Judge R.
Memminger. of Charleston, presid
g. Solicitor Stoll gave out the bills
indictment to the grand jury. and
ey made the following true bills:
The State vs Richard McLeod. car
-eaking. guilty. and given two years.
Bennie Miller. murder.
Chariio Thompson. Housebreaking,
R. F. DuBose, murder.
J. M. Ray. assault and battery with
tent to kil!. and carrying concealed
Charlie Meyers. larceny of live stock,
teoced to :ive years and .1.
Hays Fulton, larceny of bicycle, sen
ned to five yerrs and $1.
W. F. Harrington, charged with un
'fully trapping fish, not guilty.
In the case of Gilbert MNiller, charged
.th abduction, no bill.
Jerry Cornell, assault and battery
.th intent to kill, and carrying con
Ethan Graham. having carnal knowl
ge of a woman under age. no bill.
Judge Memminger annouced to the
urt :hat he had accepted an invita
>a to deliver an address to the law
ss of the South Carolina University
-Tuesday evening, and therefore he
uld not hold court Tuesday, but
)uld reconvene Wednesday morning.
There was considerable comment on
e streets regarding this, and many
e asking if it is of any consequence
this peoile. who are taxed to bear
e court's expense. whether or not the
o class at the university is addressed
one of the judges whose time be
igs to the taxpayers. and especially
at this time of the yearare the jurors
d witnesses anxious to be attending
their private affairs, and they do not
lish being held up at expense, while
e judge is entertaining the students
a school. They claim that His Honor
en he discovered the address would
afict with his duties. should have
titled the law class of his inability to
I'be business of the court was re
med this morning, and the attraction
athe bringing down from the penl
tiary Wiliie Bethune. the negro
avicted of thc murder of G. B. Mlins.
ethune was convicted and sentenced
be hanged, but since then it is al
fed that he has lost his reason, and
cannot be executed. Dr. Frank
it~ler, the penitentiary physician, is
re to testify as to the mental cen
ion of Bethune.
Honor Roll, Manning Gmke SchooL.
'irst Grade.-Virginia Rideway, Le
id Smith, Alice Clark and Virgnia
Second Grade.--Thomas Bagnal, Viola
ames, Mlaude Sprott, .Moses Levi,
iby .\cElveen. Daisy Flowers, Dewey
nes, Leila M1argaret Dickson axnd
Third Grade -Pearl Adams. Daisv
rrineau. Bessie Reardon, Georgie
uls. Isabel Wolfe and Violet Andrews.
Fourth Grade -Carolyn Plowden,
orge Sistrunk. Ariie Barren, Beu
i Williams and Irma .\eKelvey.
Fi fth Grade.--Jeanette Plowden. Wil
.: Wolfe. Netta Levi. .\ddie Wein
rg. Henry Grill, Alice Wilson, Sue M1
rott. James Barron and Edith Mlims.
Sixth Grade.-Aileen Fladger. M1at
~encer, Celeste Ervin. Joseph Burgess
dl Emily Geiger.
Seventh Grade.-Lucie Wilson, Irma
einbergr, Preston Thames. Clara Bag
tt. Mlaydell Bagnal. .\ary .\cLeod and
Eighth Grade.-Pauline Cantey, Rob~
SWood-,on. M!abel Todd and Clyde~
Nintih Grade.-Julian Creecy, Chon
arke, Louise Huggins, Croswell Davis.
a Nimmer. M1aria Strange, Pammie
ad ham. Ludlow Timmnons, Helen
>ger and DuRant Epps.
Tenth Grade. -Hughey Tindal and
Invitation to Woodmen.
L'vress Camp No. 20s W. O. W., wvill
c 'its annual picnic on the 16th inst.,
the grove behind Turbeville's store.
.1 Wood men and their families are in
ted to come. but don't fail to bring
yng well illied baskets.
J. P'. Tt-RmvtLLE.
erk Cypress Camp No. 208 XW. 0. W.
Turbeville. S. C.. June 3, 1910).
F!: liu.e of Mlattin:: a ..1J. White ,a
luv vour Furniture from the Furni'
re Stor-'. .\. .1. White ea Co.
For Sale- One Cadillac .Automobile
pidy to Chas. D. Geiger. Mlanning. S.C
We~ guarantee everything we sell a
e Furniture Store if .\. .1. White a
For Sale Cheap.- ine Engine. .\ p
v to C. F. llaxlinson a Co.. iDavi:
ation. S. (.
When in need of Furniture, get our
ices. if you can save money. buy frotr
if not. buy from the other- fellow. -\
Whiute . Co.
Dr. Clito:'s Engagement.
Dr. Cliitou Eve. Ear. Nose andiThroat
pecialtis: at Z.eigler',lPharnnacy fo:
:day thi- week. Saturday. lith,
rea.tent, operation-.. Eye GlIasses
charges reasonable. F.'xa~nination
e. C*all early. <me day 'mn.v. -.atur
A meeting of the Democratic Execu
e Committee for Ciarendon tourA
hereby called to meet in the Cour
ouse. ~at lanning on M10:iay. thi
tii day oif .Juine c.t at 11 &'ekck .\
.for the purpiose of arraLn;in.g fe
e' county campaign meectDng, -e
ent of candidates. andi attend to a:
her bu.,iness that miay prop)erly co':m
rfore the committee
31. WIN DH A:1. C'.. Char'n
SEASON IS HERE!
How about that Commencement Dress? Did you know
it is time you were arranging for this ?
Don't wait to teephone, but come at once. I'll take pleas
ure in showing you the most up-to-date line to be found any
Knowledge of facts isn't a thing to be absorbed, it must
be experienced or acquired by actual investigation.
I am showing a handsome Line of Shanting and Foulard
Silks. Prices from 50c. to :1 per y:rd.
The Shico Silk is an excellent value at Z'c. A wide
variety of colors.
Persian Lawns. 25c. to 3c. per yard, and as smooth as
Yet another, "Lingerie.'' nothing better for this pur
pose. only 20c. per yard
Do vou want real value? Why not buy Flaxan? Take
advantazge of a line that is not only'distinctive, but one of the
~. most profitable of its kind in the market this season.
Cotton Foulards. colors that will suit 'you," only 15e.
per yard. All stylish women and especially the particular
ones, will find it to their advantage to come and carefully
inspect my line. The time to buy is now, the place is here.
It takes values as well as low prices to make bargains.
Fits without a wrinkle. SL50 to $3.00.
A big Line of Laces, from 5c. to 25c. per yard. Em
broideries and Insertions, various styles, widths and prices.
Forty Dozen All-Linen Handkerchiefs, only 5c. each.
Ladies' Hose Supporters, 25c. and 50c.
Kid Gloves yet in the desirable colors.
My prices will please you as well as the pretty designs.
Never have I had a better lot of pretty fresh and dainty
Fans in a more varied or artistic lot of styles.
Let us show you those wash Buttons in various colors
and sizes, also a lot of large Pearl Buttons, very serviceable.
6 ~Let us interest you. I have a Line of Table Linen, sec,
ond to none, especially for the price, only 50c., 75c., 81 and
$1.50. per vard.
Doilies from 5c. to 35c. each. I have a few very nice ones
yet on hand.
Buy some of those 15c. Towels now for 10c. Some very
nice All-Linen Towels, 35c. to 50c. each. u.
Big bargains in Bleach. Long Cloth and Cambric, yes,
at the old price, from 5c. to 15c. per yard. This will be a
saving investment to you.
Bed Spreads (ail nevw). -5c. to $4. Best 10-4 Sheeting,
35c. to 45c. per yard. Should you desire cheaper. I navS it.
Handsomely stencilled Curtains only 20c. and 25c. per
yard. Will show you something caeapershould you desire it.
Pillow Cases, 10c. to 25c. Pillow Tubing only 20c. yard.
A few 75c. Straw Rugs, now going for 50c.
The above items are listel at prices that forcibly de
monstrate s':rong values, every item is of the highest stan
dard of quality. Your early inspection is respectfully sol!
cited. The thrifty housewife may quickly recognize the
superior shopping advantage now offered.
Knickerbocker Suits for Boys.
I have just received a few dozen Boys' Suits, sizes from
-~ 4to 17 years. These are not the cheap, slazy kind, but are
k all high-class articles. Good enough for any boy, be he good
.F; or bad. Think over these things.
J. H. RIUBY, i
-The Young Reliable."
D. 0. RHlAME, Druggist,
Stummerton, S. C.
SEnclosed find S...... .... ...in Stamps, orMoney
Order. Sedat oneby malor express:............
S Please return the change. if any, in stamps.
MAIL ORDERS FILLED PROMPLY AT
R HAME'S DRU6 STORE,
Summerton. S. C.
i . v. "ao" 1910
TOURING CAR $1250.00.
Mohair Top. Extra $65.00. Freight $50.00 Extra.
This is a I cylinder sliding gear transmission, cone clutch, 3
speed forward and one- reverse car.
The FLANDERS --20. - same as above E. M. F. car only
smialler. 32x: tires: wheel base l100 inches. This is one of the lat
est cars out. Designed for the use of owners and need not employ
skilled chaufYeurs. as every effort has bee~n made to make it fool
nroof. $750. Freight $50. -Touring car mohair top, $33. Runa
ipout Top. S30. Rear Seat. 8->0. This Car can be used as a runa
bout or tourmgl1 car.
The CHA LM ERS DETROIT new 1911 will be ready for dehiv
ery ini July. N1.5'0. Top and freight extra.
We exipect a few M.\XWELLS soor..
Buggies and Surries.
-.ust rcecived two cars of new Buggies and Surries.
T wo new cars of Wagons. See our usual stock of Horses and
Mues Termts to suit and right.
SHAW & DRAKE,
10. 12 and 14 Sumter St., SUMTER, S. C.
- Lo.a andi Long Distance -Phone 533.