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ST. PETERS, NO. 54
NvxWeting June =nd-Xxat
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RUTH CHAPTER. NO. 40,
Royal Arch decree will be con
!erred Monday nrxzbt. June
W. C. DAvi. . . Ct.A RK.
High Pr-.%t- Secretarv.
Ordcr of Eatern Stnr.
Regular Meetngn First Tuesda
Each Month. at S O'clocli P. M
Ma.oie HaU. \'itors wekon
(M%-s) FRANES DAVis. W. MJ
(Miss-) MAL7TRA DAVIS. SC
I l MIS Ce.
MAKES HENS LAY.
FOR SALE BY
"Where Quality reigns
Th~ewrk of continuing the oncre
work in Manning has begun.
Mr. J. H. Loryea of St. Matthews 1
in Manning visiting his father. Mr. A
Mrs. John W. O'Dione is in Manninz
on a visit to her paants, Mr. and Mirs
C. R. Harvin.
Died at Statesville, N. C., Monda;
of last week, Minnie Grant, the tw<
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarenc
The electric storm Sunday night wa
one of the severest we have had thi
season, but we are glad to say that w
have net heard of any serious damag
done by it.
Mrs. Everette Alexander, of Sumte
cony, seta part of last week wit
hefriedMrs. M. L. Barnett. Sh
isaconsin of Rev. Gregg, former pasta
of the Manning Presbyterian church.
It is strange how some men permi
themselves to be so sensitive that the
will not see they are wrong. They it
agine things that have no particle c
foumdationn. and really do themselves a
Quite a number from Manninig wer
to Summerton to witoess the game C
baseball yesterday, between Summe:
ton and Lamar. They report a spendi
game in which our Summerton boy
won by a score of 3 to 1.
Mrs. R. A. Boyd, of Reddick, Fia
with her three young boys, who ha
been visiting her daughter, Mrs. S. 1
Till, left ytsrterdav, accompanied b
Mrs. Till and children, to spend
while with relatives at Winnsboro.
The Woodmen of Tt-rbeville have ot
thanks for their kind invitation to a'
tend their picnic. We had intended 1
be with the Press Association at tha
time, but we shall forego that pleasu:
and be with the Choppers if possible.
Mr. Fred Lesesne. Secretary of S
PeterstLodge No. 54, A. F. M., hasaboc
that will greatly interest all Masonsi
this county. He will be glad to have tt
Masons call at his office at The Le'
Mercantile Company any time to see i
Rev. L. A. Cooper, pastorof the Mar
ning Baptist church. will speak at tt
State Baraca Convention at Savanna
next Sunday, and in his absence R~e
A. C. Wilkins, of Abbeville, Wi
preach in his pulpit Sunday mornir
We have been asked the questio:
"who is to furnish diplomas for ti
graduates of graded schools, the scho
patrons or the trustees?" It is the eu
tomn for diplomas to be furnished by ti
trustees and they are paid for out
the school fund.
The DuRant lads put the blocks
Manning last Wednesday in a matc
game of ball. The Manningites con
not play ball a little bit, their siste
can beat them at the sport. DuRaa
put it on them good and nroper, wit
a score of 14 to 5.
The annual picnic of the Presbyte
ian Sunday School will be held at i
home of Mr. Miles Plowden. (old Tind
place), on Friday of this week. Wa
gons will leave the church at 9 o'cloc
Let all who care to go be at the chur<
promptly at nine, with their baskets.
There are signs of booze about her
and the parties who aro selling it, ha
better stop. The people regardless
their views on prohibition. are not goba
to condone lawlessness. and the man w.
deliberately set defiance the law w
be made to suffer the consequences
Capt. I. 1. Bagnal has accepted a r
sition of traveling salesman with Fickc
Jordan Company of Charleston. Ca;
kHagnal is a grocery man of long exp<
ience, and with his nice address and i
sincerity it will be but a short time f
him to build up a large business in t:
territory he will travel in. Ficiken. Jr
dan Comnany has done well to e
Capt. Bagnal's services.
The proposition to vote anothert
mill tax for school purposes is meet
with approval by the majority of t
patrons of the school. The whole thing
a nut shell is. that the trustees mnt
have more money to run the school,
they will be compelled to runt
school a much .,horter term. We ha
the school. and it has a recordi that:
of us are proud of: it is now up~ to:
voters to say whether the s.chool is
continue and imptrove. or whether
would be a --und economy to' runt
school a half termn arnd secure in di!T
est teachers becausre tey can be e
Dr. .ilton Weinberg ;,f this town.
wii graduate at Johns Hopkins Give.
Sit. -inore. Tuesday e-eninz. 14th.
Messrs. Leon and eram '\nberg,
and Mis,. Irma Weinberz. will leave
Sunday to attend the exercises. afte-r
which thev will go on to New York. ye,
f. it is a fact. Mrs. Weinberg is going. May
they all have a nice trip.
- Married in th- W-aptist church last
Wednesday aftern->on by INev. L. A.
Cooper, Miss Emmiie R Johnson and
Sr. Edgar E. Crow The groom is from
Fair Forest. Spartanburg county. The
c attendants were Mr. W. P. Coan of
Spartanburg. and Miss Julia Cuttino. a
school mate of the bride. The church
was beautiiully 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-country.
A Splendid School Closing.
The Mannisg graded school enter
tamined 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 oi persons are
estimated at about one thousand. The
program was well arranged and most
celightfully carried out. The musical
D numbers were indeed unusually high
class and splendid!y performed, the
young ladies acquitted themselves most
grandly. One of the features of the oe
Le casion was the violin solo by Miss Mar
Sgaret 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 everybody is felicitatinz 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 no little task for the judges
to decide which side had the best of the
argument: notwithstanding the decis
ion, and also notwithstanding the diffi
culty 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 sides are entitled to sincere praise.
The annual address was a very gratify
in 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 gratidication. The following is the
Music.......... .....Miss Bowman.
Debate.-Query: Resolved. That For
eign Immigration to the U. S. Should
be Further Restricted by the Imposi
tion of an Educational Test.
Affirmative ...........Hughey Tindal.
Negative........ .....Maude Bradham.
Musi .............. NMrs. Cooper,
Affirmative ......... ..Madge Wood.
Negative. .............Bennie Fulton.
The Star Spangled Banner.. .Quartet.
Music ................Miss Brockinton.
D Apdress and Presentation of Diplomas
...... ....... George B. Cromer.
Class Song-"Annie Laurie".. Quartet.
s Delivery of the Melton Medal........
................S. Oliver O'Bryan.
The Tennyson Poems-a prize.
r The Reuben B. Loryea Medal-Girlt:
7th Grade........Mr. Harry Lesesne.
Old Black Joe..................Quartet
We regret very much that we ara un
able to give to our readers Dr. Geo.B
eCromer's delightful address, the effort
was made to get from him a manuscript,
s then he was requested to give a synop
s sis, but he had no manuscript, and being
in great demand all over the State for
a such occasions, he was too fo'-y to even
write out a synopsis, hence he left us
high and dry upon the sands of disap
r pomntment, for his addrcss was such an
i one, that we should have been delighted
ato have reproduced it for the benefit of
r our many readers, especially those who
could not be present to hear it. Doctor
Cromer is at home on the platform, he
twas a teacher, then an instructor in a
r college, later a professor, and finally
- the President of the same college, the
i Newberry college one of the colleges in
the State that has sent out many of the
brightest minds in the country. The ad
dress treated of high ideals, the kind of
citizenship which goes to make a State.
He laid especial stress upon the power
of education, and told many humorous
ancedotes, all of which had a fitting
place in his wise and beautiful utter
The judges for she debate were Hen.
John S. Wilson. Chariton DuPant, Esq.,
and S. Oliver O'Bryan. Esq Judge Wil-:
son in appropriate words announced
the decision, and also in a happy vein
presented to Bennie Fulton the prize.
a fiye dollar gold oiece, for the bes.t
r style of delivery. But in order to give
our readers the function as seen by
o another, we herewith reproduce what
t the corresnondent of The State gave to
e his newspaper:
"Manning, June 5.-The closing ex
ercises of the Manning grided school
-were held in the large auditorium of
the graded school building last night,.
n whan diplomas were given to 11 gradu-l
e ates, five girls and six boys. It is sin
1 gular this ratio was maintrained very
~closely throughout the report made by
Superintendent. J. C. Daniel. For in
stance. there was a total enrollment of
313-155 girls and 258 boys: uot tardy
during the year, 133 and 133 boys:
ineither absent nor tardy, 13 girls and
15 bovs. 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
.e this is a typical co-ed institution.
) The program last night included sev
s. eral charming musical numbers, piano
Le renditions of exceptionally high order
y by Miss Bowman. Miss Appelt, Miss
Bockinton and Mrs. and Mliss Cooper.
and vocal selections by a male quartet.
:o The subject of the debate was: "Re
solved. That foreign immigration to
d the U. S. should be further restricted
es b the imposition of an educational
it test."' Hughey Tindal and Madge Wood
* spoke on the affirmative side, while
Bennie Fulton and Mlaude Bfradhamn
argued for the negative. The decision
r- was given in favor of the negative. and
e Bennie Fulton was awarded the prize
i of a five dollar gold piece for the best
delivery, but all the arguments were of
- unusually high order.
h The feature of the evening was a
scholarly address by D~r. Geo. 11. Cro
mer of Newberry, whose s.ubject was:
e, '-The Call of The State." Hie was intro
dduced by Senator Louis A\ppelt, and
ofheld the'vast audience for a half hour
in rapt attention.
iThe Melton medal was delivered by
l~S.b. O'Bryan to Hughey Tindai: the
oTennyson poems prize wa. deliverea~ by
Charlton Dul-ant to Edna IBlanchard.
o Jand the Rleuban Bi. ryea metial for
0the best seholarship among the girls
*Iof the seventh grade was. de-liveredi by
Harry Lesesne to Mi--s Lucy Wilson.
At the close of the exercises Maj. .\.
Levi. Chairman of the boaird ofhrustees.
r- for 'he year just closed. sayiog it was
et the best in the history of th'e school.
that the schoo! now ra.nks among the
best in the State. and that students
t who complete the course here are ad
ig mitted to any college in the State with
te out furither examination, Hie annonc
in eu that so satisfactory had been the
ist work done tnat all the faculty had been
or re-elected, except one young lady teach
eer, who was not an applicant for re
e lectionl and that it was with reluctance
'btat 'he was al!owed to go elsewhere.
dMajor Levi .-aid' :inally that a Pronosi
to ton wou soo be submitted to the
ivoters of the .chool diatric: to levy an
e additional : mils high ,shol tr x :n~
-meet* the expense of the i:ncrea..ed fac~il
-itie's and eldicicy of the schoolA.
:or tr. uts, niued to overaowtirz to hear
the an::aal serr en by Re2. .. 'dii.
If Roc Hiil. The sermon wa:
ap~prpriat. it was a consensu-t of op
inion that the visiting minister was
wise in the selection of his subject. and
his manner of delivery was epecially
good. The music was rendered by a
splendid choir. under the direction of
Mrs. G. H. Huggins. The fcllowing
was the program:
Voleuntzry---Zin .Aw;ake-- 14. %1;chac*. Costa
Hymn. No. 1<3.
Praver.............. .. tev. A R. Wcoodof n
Scripture Readm;-... ...... Rev. F. H. Shuler
Antnem -"u Lo.'ver of' My Su" A.shford
SCrmon..... . ............. 1i4 I. R. Mij'S
Anthem --!. 11ai: The.' Pwer of J-u%
Nams--........ ........ - -.T. wn
Prayer. ...............Ie-. . A Coop.-r
Hvnn No. ot~.
LIFE.-HUMAN LIFE IN A ROBE OF
FLKSH A REALTY, NOT AN X3IPTY
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
from the fourteenth verse of the
fourth chan.er of James. They are
a- follows: "What is man?- "What
is your life" And first we are to con
l.-"WHAT IS MAN7
i. We contempliatc life or humtn
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 ling 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-those 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
vniracle 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
outside 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 mach:nery:
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 valres
and its action by which blood is fore
ed through all the human systeni.
The idea of the hinge came from the
the human elbow. The id-a of the
drum and violin wrhichi are used in
music came from the humnan ear. The
idear of the lense which is used in the
telescope and in the camera caine
from the mechanisn' o? 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 God,
the Supreme Artietect 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 spir
it, or the life, by which it is actuated:
that apparitional self that makes the
machine live and move. Over all this
machinery and pervading its whole
construction is the spirit, that mys
terious something which we call life,
tht mobile something which the
chemist has never been able to har
ness and which the scientist has never
been able to locate. It defiies the laws
of human elucidation.
5. And then folded up somewhere
in this robe of flesh is the soul-the
psyche, the divine part of this most
wonderful trinity, the part that came
from the bosom of Giod, and which
will return unto Him "when this
house of this earthly tabernacle is
dissolved." And it is in obedience to
the behests of tnis deviner self that
the hands move, the~feet walk and the
lips speak. And thus we see what man
is, that God should be mindful of him.
He is the greatest t-icbotemy 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 Conference. in speak
ing of Man has thus summed up the
whole situation in a very beautiful
metaphor: The human being: is a
great metropolitan municipality-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-Memory -who never
forgets. And adorning the parlors
and the corridors of the palace are
the superb paintings of that master
artist-Imagination, who is daily
hanging pictures on memnories wall
which can never be erase-d. And then
in the great halls of state, each in its
own particular sphere, is Reasons
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 acceount for our
thoughts, our words and our deeds.
And there also in the great throne
room of the brain, er-mined and dia
demed in royal authority, is the Will.
the real "power behind the throne"
Iat whose command the wvhole king
dom moves: and thus is Giod's master-i
piece seen in motIon. WVonderful in
deed is mnan:
7. And now as we take a retrospect
of man and consider his most miracu
lous and divine concept ion: his most
wonerful construct ion, the vile (lust
of the earth becoming ilesh and bonge:
when we consider his great capacities
and almost unlimnited possibilities; his
achievements: and, furthermore, his
m ot myterious pasnge through th is
life, we canz but exclaim with the
~rph~et of Gjod. in this ii master
it.ce, Behold What Goed Hathi
' rought: Here in man is Giod's
hihest and nsoblest earthlly concep)
tion, his highest and his noblest
earthls idal: ln'dee.d lie is the cous
necting link bet ween earth and hiea
en. Thue Psalmist sav's t hat Giod made
man "only a little lower than the
angels," and, therefore, hath lie
crowned him with glory and honor.
and given him dominion -r all the
works of his hand-, and "hath p~ut all
things under his feet: all sheep and
oen, yea and all the beasts or the
field: thie fowl of the air and the fish
of the sea."
3But 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 yon in any abstract terms iun
exactiv 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
move and do the actions of life is, and
as has already been remarked. no
scientist has ever been able to bar
ness it. And yet we may know some
thinz of its most mysterious passage
from time to eternity by observation
and experience, and we may illustrate
its wandering from the cradle to the
II.-LIFE A REALITY.
1. And at the very outset experience
teaches us that life, human life in a
robe of flesh, is a reality. It is not a
"delusion of the mortal mind which
Christian science,' false so-called.
"corrects.- Lit -re is a real exis
tence, with its real and actual con
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
to think that life is not real-that it
is only a dream-and you cannot
change the fact of your existence.
And, furthermore. every projection
of life is real; all the feelings, all the
pleasures and sorrows:-all the sin
and disease, are realities which must
be reckoned with. Indeed nothing
could so ex'actly coincide with "the
eternal fitness of things" as human
experience-the feelings. pleasant and
therwise-the man in his knowing
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
magine if von can, this old world for
E moment without human life-with
>ut man, its master tenent. and all
:hat he has achieved, and it would
be a failure, the tremendous failure
f the devinity who made it. It takes
the life of man to complete iod's pur
pose in the creation.
;. But the soul ushered into &ife
ith almost the pangs of death knows
aothing of the hard path that it is to
tread. It is unconscious of the fact
that the dawning of life's morning it
but prophetic of the closing day with
its setting sun and dawning shadows.
which day may be one of gloom or a
unshine, of cursing or blessing. ac- I
ording to the will of the Father and c
the choice and violitions of the indi I
ridual. And, indeed. the great ma S
jrity of men and women, in a long
life of even three score and ten years. r
never learn the full meaning of life- C
aothing of its possibilities, its oppor
tunities or its great responsibilities.
hey never get a vision of the full C
meaning of life: and so like turtles
they shut themselves up in their own
little sphere and exist and die unto
themelves and the world is not bless
d or made any better by their hav
ing lived in it. But happy the man
like Milton or Hugo. or Jeremy Tay- r
or. or Luther or Knox. or Wesley or t
WVhitfield, who feels something of the s
-reat responsibilities of life and gives s
himself a living sacrifice upon the al- s
tars of love to bless humanity and I
this old world: Happy the man, and a
iappy the age in which he lives. True. 1
we cannot all be men like these just t
mentioned. but through a wise choice s
>f the better things of life and the f
right exercise of' our minds we can at c
east be happy ourselves and in Jesus c
the Eternal Rock of Ages find a sweet :
efuse from the storms that would v
therwise wreck and ruin a strug- C
ling soul tossed upon the surgisag
%illows of the sea of life; and indeed t
-o good man ever died in vain.
1. But now unto what shall we lik- i
an i e~ The Bible speaks of it under II
multitude of metaphois, or flguresj(
f speech, which are at once striking1
nd full of instruction, and they af-J
ord us a wide and interesting field of
study. And now in the light of some
these striking presentations found I
in the Bibles and also in the writings
f good men, let as see how life may I
e illustrated. And, first, we would t
suggest that -
(A) LIFK IS A DIAL- -
. Life is a dial upon which time
asts its passing shadows, with .its
morning. noon and night; its rising
ind its setting suns, its lights and its
hiadows; its spring-time; its summer;C
its autumn and its winter; its begin
inig and its end. Life is a dial; and
we know that "time is fleeting." and,.
therefore, that the hands on the clock
n the steeple of Time will neither
atop nor turn backward. -'Time and 1
tide wait for no man." A man may
top and sit down and waste the gold,
n opportunities of life, but timne
noves on. The hands of the old clocks
f Time are always turning towards
eternity, and thus bringing the man
nonnt by momenc, and hour by
hour. nearer to the Judgment and toa
n accounting with his Giod.
2. How true to life that old, old
tory, in which a man in the autumna
nd winter of life is represented ass
oing back to the old plantation, to
the old house at home." now the 1
habitation of strangers, and after
look ing about the premises, he getsa
pe mission to go up into the garrer.
and there he finds among the rubbish,
his little trundle bed about which his
nother taught him his evening pray
ers. -Now I lay mne down to sleep."
nd in which she used to tuck him 4
snugly awny at night, and giving hima
the good-night kiss, leave him to
slumber and to sleep. And now as
these memnories 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
tolden opportunities which he has,
thrown to the winds, he prays:
- rurn backwara. 0. Time. turn bucanard m t
.E make me a cbud again. ;ust Cor to-night
B'ut every tick of the old clock, and <
every stroke of the hammer upon the
gong, seem to moc.k him while he
pras. Time will not turn backward.
in its flight, and therefore he cannot
go ack and gather up the lost oppor
:And so opportunities are like;
childhood days: wheu once they have
passed. we cannot recall them. They
are gone forever. Therefore, when a
man 51pends his timne in foolishL.ess,
as for instance, in playing 1-> ball
pool or in gambling his life awvay, he
is punching golden opportunities im
to meshyv pockets that will never give*
them up. l am sorry for the man who
must lament the follies of a misspent
youth and the days of lost opportun
4. And now hear me. young man.;
and let these wordls sink down deep
into our heart: Fortunes are made
and determined early in life. There
fore the Bible says. "lUemember now
th Creator ini the days of thy y'out h,
whle the evil days 'omelL not, nor the1
year draw ni:gh. wthen thou shalt sayv,
i have no pleasure in them." Rtemem-i
er God now: in the b~almny days of
early liie, wile the sprinig-birds oft
youth are singing ini the treetops of
hope and while the soul Ike a tender
ough or plant. may he easily t rained
about the rounds of the ladder of
faith, and thus early caused to look
uoi -not down-and given sucha
isirn of heaven, its eternal home,
and the rewards of a life well spent,
thea.t it will be strong in the Lord and
in the poe of his might." Few ar
the men who turn to God in the au
tmn and winter of life. Their will:
w-ill not bend to God-s will, and so
hey live and die "without God and
without hop'e in the world." The!
strongest characters, those who have
bcome pillows in the great building
of our Jehovahism, have been men
ror illustration. Moses. David, Sam
nel. Timothy and a host of others.
. - honest conviction i. that if a
oung ~man is now 21 years of age and
is not anything. the probabilities are
he will never be anything. I know it
is said that he must sow his "wild
at.' but it. is the devil's lie. for if he
apends his youth "sawing wild oa's."
be must of necessity spend] the rest of
bis life. or at least a good part of it,
reaping tbem: *for whatsoever a man
oweth that shall be also reap."
6. The men who have brought things!
o pass in the by-gone days have been
nen and women who have done things
n a hurry, have done them in the
*pring-tme of life' Alexander the
3reat was conqueror of all the world
rhilo yet a very young man: Napoleon
Vas Emperor of France while vet a
ery young man, and lI:obert E. Lee
vas commander-in-chief of the armies
)f the Confederacy while yet a young
nan: and among women .Joan of Arc
ras commander-in-chief of the armies
)f France at the tender age of only 17.
tnd Grace Patti was delighting the
vorld with her melodies while she was,
-et in her teens. Men and wu.nen
vhose character; are not made, and
he die to whose lives is not cast by the
ime they are twenty-one are seldom.
f ever, worth anything irolife.
. at the great trouble today with
>ur voung people is that the majority
>f them have the wrong ideas of life.
[hey get the idea that it, must be all
unshine. one continuous round of pleas
re and dissipation. But life is not all
unshine. It is not all all a yachting ex
ursion across some placid lake or sea
r a picnic in some beautiful wood or
ook. It has its shadows as well as
ts sunshine. and there must be work
S well as play.
8 Neither is life all shadows. Some
>eople of a pessimistic turn are forever
'looking into dark holes," and on the
lark side of things. They judge the
ord by feeble sense. And true.
"The bud may have a bitter taste.
But %weet will be the !lower."
And dark may be the clouds, and
breatening the skies, but every cloud
as its "silver lining." and it is not
"Somewhere the %un i% shining.
Somewhe-e the song birds dwell:
Hush then thy sad repininz:
God Alves and all is wel.''
Acress the brightest life, sbadows
nust sometimes fall, but the poet. "The
nan worth while." is the man who
an smile," when everything goes
gainst him. And so our first conclu
ion is this:
9. "The man worth while." is the
an who makes best of the life as it
omes. and lays hold upon present op
ortunities, and by the grace of the
ternal God suamounts the difficulties
f life. does his level best: and
He who does the best hI" circumstances al
Acts nobly, does well:
Angels could do no more."
(B) LIFE IS A SENTENCE.
1. And now in the next place we may
emark that life is a sentence; some
imes simple, sometimes complex and
ometimes compound. We have seen the
imple life. the Christ-like life, the life
o simple and so sweet that we were
ale to think of the very angels of God;
nd. as a rule, these are the evangels of
ave that bless the world and make it
etter by their having lived in it. How
weet the life that is "hid with Christ
a God:" Its setting sun must always
ast a gleam of light across the horizon
If our spiritual vision that must bless
.nd cheer and help us the longest day
re live. And- then we have seen the
omplex life. Such a life was Peter's,
, life which is -sometimes up and some
imes down." And then we hare seen
he compound life, the Jykie and Mr.
lde sort of life. But whether a long
r'short life, simple, complex or com-.
ound, they must all come, sooner or!
ter, to the period, to the stopping
soint., and be brougnt, face to face with
od before his judgment to be remem
eretd by what they have done, and
udged according to the deeds done in
2. Again, life is a sen?'-ce declara
ie. It, dect.res ,,he existem.... of God.
h.~ever we consider man's environ
ent, the various expressions of life in
he world about us-the budding trees,
he fragrant flowers and climbing vines.
he luscious fruits and ripening grains,
il in rich profusion about us. we can
tut exclaim, '-Behold what God hath
irought"' for back of all of this crea
ion, back of all of this life, must be
irst cause. and that cause is God. "In
he beginning God." Life is a sentence
3. Again, life is a sentence interroga
ie. '"What is you life'?" Exactly what
ou make it. And this is the one great
act that I am trying to get before your1
ainds in this address. Life is exactly
rhat you make it. by the help of God.
-How' careful that ought we to live.
'With what religious fear, who such a
trict account must give from behavior."
(C) LIFE IS A V*OY.WAE.
. And then life is a voyage. Hapoy
he man who takes Jesus for his pilot
.nd the Bible for his chart: The trou
des of life may be manp, but he. who
athered up the waves of the sea in his
.rms and said. "Peace be still," and
tilled the tempest. can also still the
torm~s of life in the troubled heart.
appy the man who takes Jesus into
~e boat of life with him to be his pilot
.nd his guide from the cradle to the!
st)) LIFE KS .1 1OOK.
1. Again life is a book, with its pref
c, its beginning, its content and its
ud. We are all :ravelers to the judg
nen, and as we travel we are writin
book. the book of our lives. Lowell
Oni which each oru- mus-. wri:e
.i- r.'- :n ncu -,n:r
ie night of death and the book is tin
shed. During life we are making hi5
orv and writing in a book. This book
vill be :inished at the hour of death,
ealed and sent up to the jucgment: and
his is the book that shall be opened
rhen we are judged, when the secrets
f all hearts anal be revealed, and out
> it we shall be judged.
So then the :inal conclusion is simply
his: We shape our own destines and
etermine our own feature. WeC spek
if sel-mde men. .1ll men are self
nae. Therefore, if we go wrong taie
autis ours. We make the history and
e wr'te 't down with our lives.
2. o '-ow in closing I w;.at to impress
i- fact. upon your minds: Your pres
n' life i-. an index to your future des
.in. .indm so rememnber th,- words of
There a.l tl.c hono.tr :
ut more especially reiimmber the
xords of H~cly Writ.' -Quit you like men,
t' strong in the Lord. and in the power
tf his might."
1 Finall:.. I 'aul .peaks of~ life as a
race. And says he, "Forgetting the~
hings tha't are behind, let us !ay aside
every weight, and the stn whieb dothi
o easily beset us. and let us run with
patience. the race that is set before us.
ever looking unto .1esus. the author and
finisfer of our faith." Hiave you made
mnistakes? Uf course. you have. Forget
them. Do btter, and the world will a:
o forget them. .\nd, !f forgriven. Cod
will forget them. Says Bobby Uurns:
.\d ge -r far demen vo-at
Timece'-e n :th kindI ..i.i-nv 'a
2. Then let me exhort vou. Lay aside
th weight and the sin which has been
continuahr besetting you, and run with
all our might the race that is set i~efore
vo. If yon have been neglecting the
ra.ce and have stopped by the way. it is
indeed necessary that you now r-un wita
all ,..u,. migh- in order to make up. if
you can. for the neglect and the foies
of the past.
. The fact i.e rime wo R
and Dlav wi th the thoughtless and giddy
world. We are "rleeing from the wrath
to come..* :ud this does not mean tO fool
along, but as Marrison has said. to
.cratch the dust and get." In our1
church vows here at the altars of th.
church, we promised ".o flee from the
wrath to come. But some people are
like the little negro boy. who in slave
times belonged to my wife's grand-fath -
er They would send "Rastus" to the
soring, and he would forget to come
back. and thev would have to send some
one for him, and when he was brought
up to account for his neglect he would
sav. '-Clar fo Goodness, Miss Sue. I fo
go:." Some Christians are acting as
though they had forgotten their vowb:
and their Master's business. "The
King's business demands haste." There
is no time for daily-dallying and play
with the world.
4. May God help us then to realize
this morning, that we are travelers to
the Judgment: and let us so live build
ing up Chistian characters, that when
we come to (ie, we may be able to say
like one of the greatest men the South
has eve.r produced:
-Come, (now that the great journey
of life is finished, and let us cross over
the River. and rest under the shade of
the tre-s: % ea. "by those rivers of pleas
ure wrhich are at God's right iand for
5. "What is z.an?" The creature with
tne greatest possibilities in the Uni
verse. "What is your life?" Exactly
what you make it. May you make it a
success by the help of God.
The court of general sessions assem
bled Monday morning, with Judge R.
W. Memminger. of Charleston. presid
ing. Solicitor Stoll gave out the bills
of indictment to the grand jury, and
they made the following trie bills:
The State vs Richard McLeod. car
breaking. guilty. and given two yers.
Bennie .ifller. murder.
Charlie Thompson. Housebreaking.
I. F. DuBose, murder.
J. M. Rav. assault and battery with
intent to kill, and carrying concealed
Charlie Meyers., larceny of live stock.
sentenced to tive years and Ai.
Hays Fulton. larceny of bicycle, sen
tenced to five yerrs and $1.
W. F. Harrington. charged with un
lawfully trapping fish. not guilty.
In the case of Gilbert Miller. charged
with abduction. no bill.
Jerry Cornell. assault and battery
with intent to kill, and carrying con
Ethan Graham. having carnal knowl
edge of a woman under age, no bill.
Judge Memminger annouced to the
court that he had accepted an invita
tion to deliver an address to the law
class of the South Carolina University
for Tuesday evening, and therefore he
would not hold court Tuesday, but
would reconvene Wednesday morning.
There was considerable comment on
the streets regarding this, and many
are asking if it. is of any consequence
to this people. who are taxed to bear
the court's expense. whether or not the
law class at the university is addressed
by one of the judges whose time be
longs to the taxpayers, and especially
so at this time of the year are the jurors
and witnesses anxious to be attending:
to their private affairs, and they do not
relish being held up at expense, while
the judge is entertaining the students
t a school. They claim that His Honor
when he discovered the address would
conflct with his duties. should have
notitied the law class of his inability to:
be with them. I
The business of the court was re
sumed this morning, and the attraction I
was the bringing down from the peni- I
-:.diary Willie Bethune. the negro'
convicted of the murder of G. B. Slims
Bethune was convicted and sentenced
to be hanged. but since then it is al
!eged that he has lost his reason, and
he cannot be executed. Dr. Frank
Butler, the penitentiary physician. i
here to testify as to the mental con
ition of Bethune.
Honor Roll, Manning Graded SchooL.
First Grade.-Virginia Rideway, Le
land Smith, Alice Clark and Virginia
SecondGrade.--Thomas Bagnal, Viola
Thames, Mlaude Sprott. .\oses Ievi
Ruby McElveen. Daisy Flowers, Dee
Jones. Leila Margaret Dickson and I
Third Grade -Pearl Adams. Daisy
Barrineau, Bessie Reardon. Georgie
Sauls, Isabel Wolfe a.ud Violet A ndre w'.
Fourth G--ale -Carolyn P'lowden.
George Sistrunk. ."'hie Barron. lBeu
la Williams and Irma Mclelvev.
Fifth G rade.- -Jtanette Plo wden. Wil
iaai Wolfe. N-etta Levi. Addie Wein
berg. Henry Grill, Alice Wilson, Sue 31.
Sprott. James Barron and Edith Mlims.
Sixth Grade.-Aileen Fladger. Mae
Spencer. Celeste Ervin. Joseph Burgess
and Emily Geiger.
Seventh Grade.-Lucie Wilson, Irma
Weinberg, Preston Thames. Clara Bag
gatt. M1aydell Bagnal. Mary MecLeod and
Eighth Grade.--Pauline Cantey, IRob
ert Voodson. Mabel Todd and Clyde
Ninth Grade.-Julian Creecy, Ciiov
Clarke, Louise Huggins. Croswell Davis.
Rita Nimmer, M\aria Strange, Pammie
Brad ham. Ludlow Timmons, Helen:
Boger and DuRant Epps.
Tenth Grade.-Hughey Tindal and
Invitation to Woodmen.
Cvoress ('amp No. 20> W. 0. WV.. will
gve 'its annual picnic on the 16th inst..
in the grove behind Turbeville's store.
.\i! Woodmen and their families are in
vited :o come. but don't fail to bring
along well tillevd baskets.
Clerk Cypress Cam;p No. 208 W. 0. XV.
Tuirbe ville. S. C.. .1 unce 3. 191l'.
F::ieof Mattintra:. .1. White &
I iav vocr l-urnriture from the Furni
ture Stor". .\. .1. White a Co.
For Saie- One Cadiliae .\utomnobile.
.\ppy to Chas. B. Geiger. Manning S.C.
We guarantee everything we seil at!
the Furniture Store of .. J. White I
orSale Cheap. -One Engine. .ip:
ply to C. F. liaaliramon Co.. D~ar:
Station. S. C.
W\her. in need of Furniture. ge't our
;rice'i. If you can save money. buy from
us: if not. buv fromx~ th- :ether' fo. \
Dr. Clitor's Engagement.
1). i ton FEye. Ear. No,e ani Throat
cialti : at '7.eiger'- l'hrm'acay :Ir
Trea:.'e.. oper-ation=. Eve Ghat.e-':
al che.e reasonable'. Exmia iu
fre Ct early. )>:e day on;y. :utr
A meeting of the Democratic Execu
tive Committee for Clarendon out:'
is hereby~ c'alld to nmet in the Court
House. ~ut Manning~ on Monday, the
1;:ti dav of Jlune next, at Il o'clock -\
I.. for the p;irose of arran~ging for'
the tounty campaign mneetings. u-ee.*
mert of candidates. and: a' end toan
oter busiess that mtay proper>y com:e
before the conmittee
J. M. WINDHI.iM. 'o- Ch'
SEASON IS HERE!
How about that Commencement Dress ? Did you know
it i. time you were arranging for this?
!)on-t, wait to teiephone, but come at once, I'll take pleas
ure in ,howing you the mo,- up-to-date line to be found any
Klnowledge 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 yard.
The Shino Silk is an excelleut value at 25c. A wide
variety of colors.
Persian Lawns. 25.c. to 35c. per yard. and as smooth as
Yet anotber. "Lingerie." nothing better for this pur
pose. rnly 20c. per yard
Do You want real value? Why not buy Flaxon? Take
advantage of a line thiat 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 15c.
per yard. All stylish women and espec:ally the particular
ones. will find it to their advantage to come and carefully
inspect my line. The time to buy n now, the place is here.
It takes values as well as low prict . o make bargains.
Fits without a wrinkle. $L50 to $3.00.
A bia 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.
s Never have I had a better lot of pretty fresh and dainty
Fans in a more varied or artistic lot of styles.
Let us sbow you those wash Buttons in various colors
and size-s, also a lot of large Pearl Buttons, very serviceable.
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 yard.
Doilies from 5c. to 35c. each. I have a few very nice ones
et on hand.
Buv some of those 15c. Towels now for 10c. Some very
nice Afl-Linen Towels, 35c. to 50c. each.
Bif; bargains in Bleach. Long Cloth and Cambric, yes,
at the tid price, fror 5c. to 15c. per yard. This will be a
saving investment to you. -
Bed Spreads (all new). 75c. to $4. Best 10.4 Sheeting,
35c. to 45c. per yard. Should you desire cheaper. I nave 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 liste.l at prices that forcibly de
monstrate strong values, every item is of the highest stan
6 dard of quality. Your early inspection is respectfully soli- f
cited. The thrifty housewife mar quickly recognize the
superior shopping advantage now offered.
Knickerbocker Suits for Boys.
I have just received a few dozen Boys' Suits, sizes from
S4 4 to 17 years. These are not the cheap, slazy kind, but are
all high-class articles. Good enough for any boy, be he good
or bad. Think over these things.
J4i. H. RIGBYqI
D. 0. RHlAME, Druggist,
Summerton, S. C.
S Enclosed find S............in Stamps, or Money
SOrr. Send at onebym7 lo T ExpETs......---,
S Please return the change. if any, in stamps.
Signed . . . . . . . . . . -- - - - - - - -- - '
MAIL ORDERS FILLED PROMPLY AT
Ri-HAME'S DRUG STORE,
Summerton. S. C.
I. I.F. "80"1910
TOURING CAR $1250.00.
Mohair Top. Extra S65.00. Freight $50.00 Extra.
This is a 1 cylinder siiding gear transmission, cone clutch, 3
wed forward and one reverse car.
~The FLANDERS -'20." same as above E. M. F. car only
smaller. :2x:: tires: wheel base~ 100) inches. This is one of the lat
est cars out. Designed for the usC of owners and need not employ
illed e'raufYours. as every effort has been made to make it fool
>iol:. $73u. Freighit 850. Touring~ car mohair top, $55. Runa
iout Top. S:30. Rear Seat. S5C'. This Car can be used as a runa
bout or tourmgL car.
The CHLAL.\IRS DETROIT new 1911 will be ready for dehiv
ry in Jl.uly. $1.5c,00. Top and freight extra.
We expec few M1-XWELLS soor..
Buggies and Surries.
.lust rce.ived two cars of new Butgies and Surries.
Two niew cars of Wagons. See our usual stock of Horses and
.ules. T.:rmus to suit and right.
SHAW & DRAKE,
', 12 and 14i Sumter St., SUMTER. S. C.
Loca -a Lone Distance 'Phone 553.