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Established 1871-Volume 42 PICKENS, S. C.. AUGUST 29, 1912 -NUMBER 18.
System of Negatives Devised by
French Scientist Should Aid
in Detecting Crime.
Dr. Balthazard at the recent con
gress of legal medicine in Paris de
scribed his experiments on the iden
tificattion of revolver bullets. lie hW
formulated a system for i'lefying
them very like that of iDr. Bertillon
for identifying human being.
He showed by greatly enlarged
photographs that every gun barrei
leaves marks on a bullet and that the
marks are always the same for the
sane barrel, but never identical fo.
two different barrels. He show_,
too, that the hammer of a gun or re
volver strikes the cartridge at a point
which is never the exact center of
the cartridge, but, is always the same
for the same weapon.
Dr. Balthazard has succeeded in
making negatives of bullets nearly a
foot wide. Every detail naturally
appears very distinctly and it can be
decided with absolute certainly
whether a certain bullet was fired
from a certain revolver.
Boston Woman Lawyer Makes Some
Sarcastic Comment on Morals
of the Present Day.
Miss Amy Acton, a prominent
lawyer of Boston, said recently, at
a fashionable club luncheon, that the
divorce ring. which western women
have inaugurated, is vulgar.
"It is vulgar," she said, "because
it is an advertisement of the fact
that the wearer is a divorced wom
Sipping her black demi-tasse, Mi
Acton added reflectively:
"I may be wrong, though, in con
demning the divorce ring-it per
haps serves some very good purpose.
The number of our divorces is really
alarming. We seem to be approach
ing that state which prevailed in old
Roman times when divorce ws s
frequent that on the tomb of an un
divorced woman was inscribed:
"'Here lies a good wife who had
but one husband.'"
"I had a horrible dreaih last
"Well, you had probably eaern
something vou should have left for
others to eat."
"I don't know whether that was
the cause of it or not. I can't re
member that I ate anything which
I ought not to have eaten. But I1
dreamed that I had made $250,
"~You don't call that a horrible
dream, do you? If I could have
dream of that kind I'd never want
to wake up."
"But wait. I dreafrned that I had
made it out of a popular song which
I had written."
Loud voiced and much excited, a
native of Butte, Mont., sent up a
cry for a bellboy at a hotel in C'hi
cago the other day. lie explained
that he had just lost a valuable~ar
tiele and was sure it had gone out
with his laundry. He handed the re
sponding bellboy a dollar to get the
package back at once, if possible.
The bellboy "beat it," as he said, to
the laundry and found that the west
erner's linen had just been dumped
into a tub. The lad pawed around
in the tub, found a crumpled hand
kerchief and drew forth the lost ar
tiele. It was a glass eye.
"Some people have marvelous
"For instance?"
"There is a hook reviewer in this
town who has been known to remnem
ber the names of the principal char
acters in. a 'best seller' for as long
as two weeks."
"I think each delegate should vote
at the outset for the man he thinks
would mjake the best nominee."
"My dear sir," replied Senator
Sorghum, "'with every delegate yot
ing for himself, we should never get
"You know," he was saying, "I
couldn't see a woman stand uip whik
I was sitting."
"So you gave her your seat ?
"No: I closed nmy eyes and pr
tended to be asleep."-Judge's Li.
Also Rad The
Republican Platform, Made Up of
Sophistries, Will Be Condemned
by the Voters. .
The Republican platform raises but
one issue between the Republican
party and the Democratic party. It
raises another between the followers
of Mr. Taft and those of Mr. Roose
The really national issue is, of
course, the tariff. On this the Repub
lican platform is timid, shifty, and in
definite. It declares the party's con
tinued belief in protection, "based on
the American standard of wages;"
flings a sop to agriculture and mining
by advocating protective duties for
their products; it puts forward the
long-exploded notion about the need of
defense against the cheap-labor prod
ucts of foreign lands. Then, having
committed the party to the underlying
fallacies of protection, it admits that
some duties are too high, and that
they should be reduced in accordance
with the conclusions of an expert
board. With the committal to the
broad principle and the broad sophis
tries of protection, the Democratic par
ty takes prompt and complete Issue.
On the admission that duties are too
high, the Democrats take much more
definite and practical ground than the
bewildered Republicans have dared to
take. In substance the declaration of
the Republicans is a promise to the
favored interests that the party will
do as little as possible to reduce their
ill-gotten profits, and will take as long
as possible in doing it. The position
of the party is one of sullen obstruc
tion modified by fear of popular disap
proval. None but hidebound protec
tionists and the pampered benefi
ciaries of the oppressive tariff will
support the Republican candidate sole
ly because of this part of his platform.
What a High Tariff Wall Does.
Ten per cent of the annual expendi
tures of the American people repre
sents the burden of indirect taxation
through import duties.
The Republican protective tariff has
been responsible for at least one-tenth i
of the increased cost of living since
The tariff tax per family averages
$120 a year.
Cf this $120, $16 reaches the United
States treasury and about $104 goes
zo the beneficiaries of the tariff-the
manufacturers largely, whose profits
the Republican party undertakes to in
sure by preventing competition from
The Democratic tariff bills passed by
the house would have saved the con
s.umer $740,000,000 in a year, and the
saving would be $1,900,000,000 if all
the tariT sched-ules were written "for I
revenue only," instead of for the "pro
Lection" of the favored few.
Here are presented concrete exam
ples of the higher cost of living due to
the tariff, which was written so high
in the Payne-Aldrich law that competi
tion from abroad is unprofitable and
impossible. The American manufac
turer, therefore, is permitted to boost
Uis prices up to what his goods could
be imported for, plus the American
Finish WIll Come In November.
Among the Republicans who called
at the White House to congratulate
r. Taft on his renomination was ex
Speaker Cannon. Messages were rg
ceived from ox-Representative Taw
ney, ex-Representative Bede, ex-Sena.
tor Aldrie, ex-Senator Hale and sev
eral others who have retired. It real
ly was a great occasion for the down-~
and-out club.
Why, Honri!
George W. Perkins says that nobody
dare steal a red-hot stove under the
eyes of 90,900,000 Americans. Maybe
not. But if the harvestcr trust would
not it would not because o' any well.
grounded fear that its reputation
would be injured.-Louisville Courier
The Democracy is a party which
has kept faith. Aud a patrty which
promises certain l~h'ie -ervies anid
then performs t ., .. -~ kin:1 e
party 1t i.: -- -
Feminine Philosophy.
Lady lMary Wortley Montair Wit
om Vanice at the age of sixty-eigit:
"tj4 is eleven years since I have seen
tny figure In a glass; the last reflec
tion I saw there was so disagreeable
I resolved to spare myself such morti
fication for the future, and shall con
tinue this resolutIon to my life's end.
To indulge all pleasing amusements
and avoid all images that give dis
gust is, in my opinion, the best meth
od to attain or confirm health."
Majesty of Time.
That great mystery of Time, were
there no ether; the illimitable, silent.
neri resting thing called Time, roll
Ing, rushing on. swft silent. like an
all-embracing ocean tide, on which we
and all the universe swim like exhala
tions, like apparitions which are, and
then are not; this is forever very lit
erally a miracle; a thing to strike us
dumb, for we have no word to speak
about it.-Carlyle.
Mystery of the Pyramids.
One of the mysteries of the great
pyramids in Egypt is how they were
built in the sand. How did the slaves
lift these gigantic boulders into place,
especially since that was in the days
when machines were unknown. Sa
vants and historians believe sloping
ways were built leading to the pyra
mids and the great stones hauled into
You wa
Foundation Stone of the Predatory
Trusts Must Be Removed-Repub
lIcans Are Sponsors for Pres
ent Iniquitous Lws.
Mr. Bryan says, in effect, that the
Issue Is the people against the or
ganized forces of plunder. So it is,
but the fact does not take us far. How
are these forces organized, and how
must they be met?
The citadel of organized plunder is
legislation for the benefit of special
interests. Behind the trusts, the
money power, the buyers of legisla
tures and the corrupters of govern
ment are bad laws. The forces of or
ganized plunder will continue organ
ized and keep on plundering until
riven from the strongholds which
the laws have reared for them.
The chief of these bad laws is the
protective tariff, making it possible to
tax everybody for the sake of some
The tariff is the mother of the
trusts. Its exactions are the founda
tion of those great fortunes which,
through groups of federated banks and
inder our imperfect currency laws,
old the credit of the country by the
throat-the money power. The con
aection between the tariff and the
purchase of senatorial seats by mil
lionaires is as clear as the relation
)f the commodity and the price. And
t is the tariff which has so swollen
he revenues of government as to
)reed a thousand extravagances.
It makes no difference who is presi
tent of the United States unless the
egal standing-room of organized plun
ler Is destroyed. The tariff magnates
will snap their fingers In the face of
the best of presidents so long as the
protective tariff stands.
The Republican party stansd spon
;r for the present tariff. The Roose
elt party, according to one Qf Roose
relt's closest advisers, will likewise
e a party of protection. The Demo
.racy is the party of tariff reduction.
rhe greatest chapter in the recent his
,ory of political prcgress!veness con
:ains the text of t-e tariff lls passed
by the present congress and vetoed
)y a Republican president.
This Is no time for Democracy to
o to war with itself or to look for
ces within its own household. Let
he fearful Democrat hurt up the rol
:alls on the tariff bills passed nt
Washington since Champ Clark lifted
.he gavel and scrutinize them. They
ive us the measure of present-day
Democracy, for they show how Demo
racy's representatives bore themn
selves when the Democracy charg'ed
he citadel of organized plunder.- St.
Louis Republic.
Like an Obituary.
The official address issued to the
~ountry by the Republican convention
-eads more like an obituary notice
han like a party platform, and that,
ndeed, Is what the most intelligent
itizens believe it to be.
Trhe platform i-eviews the life of
he party, recalling its ,virtues and
orgetting its sins, just as it is cus
omary for most persons to do in
~ommening upon their deceased
riends, and in perusing it one can
Lmost hear the sighs and the sobs of
he men who penned the document.
aide from its evasion of emphatic
leclarations pa Important questions,
t contains nothing-San Antonio Ez.
Raise the Shout of "Treason."
"It afflicts us beyond measure to see
:hat Mr. La Follette is unreconciled.
le Is saying extremely implite and
mparliamentary things concerning the
,olonel," says the Chicago Tribune,
dltra Roosevelt organ. And, of course,
o say "extremely impolite and unpar
amentary things" violates our ex
:lulve privileges and Is tantamount
to "treason." In the minds of his ad
rnirers it would seem that the Colonel
Is the only man who should be allow
d to utter those harsh and unparlia
entary things.
pn of the Largest Elephants,
A cent writer in the Field rnows
payer give~s the dimensions of an old
Idian elephant, which would scarcely
bae been much inferior in size to a
~inestodon. AccordIng to his account
the animal measured 11% feet in
heigit at the shoulders, 25 feet 5
Inches from the tip of the trunk to
the end of the tail. The distance
from the tip of the trunk to one eye
was 7 feet; from one eye to the tail
nearly 13% feet, and the ;ail was 4%A
feet n length. The tudks were 5 feet
2 incher, long.-iar~per's Monthly
Freaks of Nature.
Somne naturalists who have been to
Ie antgrotic and the higher regions
e the Alps. have noticed flies with
out wings-flies that look more like
an~ts. Wondering whether cold had
anything to do with this wingless con
dition, they took wasps. just hatched,
and kept them in an icebox for 48
hours. Result: Wingless wasps.
They tried the same experiment with
several other kinds of insects and
always with the same result.
"What does Tanks want to do
with that thirst of his?"
"I rather think he wants to be
treated for It."
th aNE
By Edward A. Marshall,
Dretor of Misionary Course of Moo!y E110
lnsmte Chiag
TEXT--B-ware of false prophebts. which
come to you In sheep's clothing. but in
wardly they au ravening wolves.-Matt.
The study of comparative religions
is becoming more and more popular.
it is an execIlent
thing for Chris
tian people to
vweigh the relig
ions of the world
and for the non
Christilans to real
:f ize the power of
Christianity. One
Of the :yrtems
t at is heirtg stud
ied is Muihamme
da-nism. and It is
held by some to be
stepping stone
to Christianity.
.In exan ing
the various sys
tems of religion.
great care must be exercised in
searching for the points of contact
less we strive to make them points
tor the amaugmation of Christianity
with the nn-Christian system. Mio
hammed is considered the last of the
great prophets who inaugurated these
great religious systems. Ile was born
In Mecca about 500 years after Christ.
At the age of twenty-five he married
a wealthy widow for whom he had car
ried on business..by caravan. bctween.
Mecca and Damascus. Laier he be
gan to have relgious a rirations and
on various occasions while in seclu
on in a cave experienced strange
hailleinations that lie attributed to
the influence of angels. He consid
ered himself constituted a prophet by
Gabriel and ok up the work of re
formation. Ie became bitter against
idolatry and opposed sone of the in
consistencies of his time. However.
as years went on. he became graspiig.
Which cau-ed L m to break hiB oV.n
laws and do incoasistent things. To
justify hniself in this, he claimed he
had receivel revelations granting him
special permission to do them. I le
soon took up the sv.-ord and became a
leader of a band of brigands. After
his death, Abu Bohr took up the wo-k
and began the conquest of Palestine
and SyrIa. It w L;S carried on by his
successors until Asia Miinor and North
Africa. were conquered. They then
attempted to get into Europe through
ConstanL*nople on the east and Gaul
on the west. They were driven bac:h.
which delivered Europe from the yoke
of M!ohammedanism. The connuest
then went to the east toward India,
and southward into the Sudan in
* Mohammedanism is a mixture of
Paganism and Judaism. It is strong
ly 3Monetheistic; teaches absoluite pre
destination and that only Mioslems are
saved. Its spirit is "rule or ruin;"
peaceably if there is no opposition, but
with the iron heel. If' necessary. Mio
hammed got his idea of God from Ju
daism. He took oniy the attrib~ute of
justice and made a god of law to
whom he gave absolute sovereignty,
but attributed to him little inte-rest fi'
the weal or woe of the human race.
Since he considered God to be but one
erson, heC became very bitter against
Christianity on the ground that he con
sidered It polythtistic because of the
three perscons in the Godhead. In or
der to account for- Christ, the lohamn
medans teach that just before C'hrist
was crucified, the arngol Gaie! ar
ranged for somne one else, who look:ed
like Christ, to be crucified in his pla a.
Mohammed In order to secure for him
self divine aut hority asserted that he
was the paalt who eu a
promiwd. e considered4 Jerus
mere prophet and inferior to hin~elf.
Ile himself being the hest of the
prophets of God. The MIohammedan
view of crention is very much similar
to that found in the Bible. However.
the creation of man differed in that it
Is said that Goad took a lump of clay
and broke it into two pieces. ceating
rnankind from them both. C-f the one
he said, "These to heaven and I care
not." and of those made from the oth
er lump he said. "These to hell and I
care not.
Sin to the Miohammedan is far dif
ferent f:-om sin to the Christian. in
the first piace. sin has nothing to do
v~ithI our :-.::t or i f m a in -te
none of tite sinful rna urc- of APht..
erondl. sins of igno:-ane(- avm not
coumted as w'rong doing. Thld - 1:
the wiiful vome fI~-n1::
consi:a:v:i sin Thi' rb- ' r'
inaticon. andtali ni~aterl
ture fixeds ta alaei rw
a:onemnt is oncsay 't
ha;e they an:poiin from 'e in'(
cnt power of Ji.~ To .at.. h
tr-o~c, t-ne-'in g r a-C -n
MToammedc"s have~ n-'- "ed e
nttended by ce'lestial oeng .r.d .1
The treatment ac ordeiame
- e::rr' ur.ebualpgn . A
Surely No One More Fitting Thaj
George W. Perkins toaBe Treasur
or of Roosevelt Party.
It is eminently proper that Georg;
W. Perkins should be named as treas
urer of the Bull Moose party. As j
friend of the plain people Mr. Perkinj
has succeeded In amassing a huge for
tune. Incidentally, and only inciden
tally, he profited quite handsomely iz
the division of the $69,000,000 which
was the financial result of the forma
tion of the steel trust.
This gigantic monopoly has nothini
to hope for In the election of Presi
dent Taft, because It was under Mr
Taft's administration that suit was
Instituted against it. Likewise Mr,
Wilson's election would be disastrous
But Mr. Roosevelt declined, while
president, to prosecute the steel trust
and he allowed the trust to gather im
Its great southern rival, the Tennee
see Coal and Iron company. Mor
than this, during his seven years' oo
cupation of the White House, Mr.
Roosevelt took no action which looked
toward a genuine revision of the
No wonder that Mr. Perkins Is to
be the treasurer of the new party. He
has already contributed handsomely,
and the barrel is still open. It Is,
however, an imposition upon human
credulity to believe that his generos
ity has no selfish end In view.
Roosevelt's Real Position.
"And oh! my friends! for one thing
at least we should be profoundly grate
"We are more fortunate than our
fathers In that there is not the slight
est tinge of sectionalism in the fight
we are now waging. The principles for
which we stand are as vital for the
south as for the north, for the east as
for the west."-Theodore Roosevelt at
Mr. Pecksniff never approached this.
Where did the money come from which
paid the heavy expense of Mr. Roose
velt's praconvention campaign? What
considerations moved Mr. Perkins,
i, nprilest of big business; Jan ljanna,
the son of his father; the McCormicks,
who represent the Harvester truat as
gr. Perkins represents the steel trust;
Boss Flinn, rich through the oontrql Of
city contracts, to take chief roles in
the movement to bring him back to
power? As the Roosevelt managera
held out crisp new bills before dele,
gates from the Black Belt, how im
pressive is the proof of the death of
sectionalism and the beneficent reign
of "the principles for which we stand"
over south and north aliket
Day of Reckoning Will Come.
Surely there must be a day of rock
oning coming for the Anthracite Coal
trust, and It Is astonishing that men
so intelligent as President Baer and
his colleagues do not seem to see that
they are hastening this day by their
exactions from the public in forcing
up the price of coal at this time. The
addition of a quarter of a dollar to
the price of anthracite Is not Such a
trifling matter that It will go gnresent
ed. Who would 'have thought a few
years ago that the Standard 0.11 cpm
pany, the American Tobayeco epmpany
and other great corporations would
eirbe brought to terms a~i4 foreed
tp dissolve pi' change their methods?
Some day a way will be found by eih
er state or federal authority to bring
the anthracite combinato to Its
knees, and for suich drastic actiop It
may thank the public sentiment
proused by the imposition of seot far
from $20,000,000 as an extra tax to
make up for the increased wages,
whioh oannot aggregate over T7,00,
000 or $8,000,000 at the most. given to
the miners under pressure.
Wilson's Quialities.
There Is no doubt of the progress
Iveness of Wilson. He Is * man of
unquestionable ability, wide study and
scholarship, and a talent for admin
istration. He Is an uncommonly per
suasive speaker and writer, and
comes as near being a practical states.
man as almost any man who co~uld,
be mentioned now In public life,. Wg
have no reason to doubt his integrIty
of character and purpgsp, an4 he Is
above suspcn of tolerating any
thing crpoked or corrupt-New York
3ornal of Conumeroe.
Mrs. Jenkins had retired to her
room~ to try to sleep off a headacehe.
She had a particularly devoted In~id,
Bridget. B,ridget now anaoyed Mvrs,
Jenkins greatly by tiptoeing to hei
door every little while and peeping
i~ at her. Finally Mrs, Jenkina
ealled to Bridget and asked her not
to do it, as it was disturbing her, to
which Bridget replied:
"Sure, Mrs, Jenkins, phat am I
to do? When yez makes a noise I
thinks yez wants me, an' when yez is
quiet I gits to thinkin' maybe yea
is dead."
"Mr. Wombat, I have been with
you a long time, but by eyesigh~t is
failing now. I have been in several
departments of the store, laces, silks
and lost goods through i.he shoplit'
ers. I guess I'd better resigi,"
9Not at all, my boiy,"~ said the
head of the department store. "You
have bee~n with me for years and you
shall remain as long2 as you like. I'll
put you in the grindstone depart.
ment.. I ont thinkh you'll lose many
gods there,".
Box is E
Professional Humorist Could Not See
Anything Funny About Politi
cal Convention Crowd.
"Sam" Blythe, whose josh stories
about politicians and things politi
cal are well known, arrived in Chi
cago to "do" the Republican conven
tion. Immaculately clad in a light
gray suit, with a hat and cane to
match, the gray-haired young man
made an interesting figure in the
lobby of the Congress hotel. And he
seemed to know everybody on the
He was approached by a younger
newspaper man, who stood somewhat
In awe of the older man's promi
nence, and addressed as follows:
"How are you, Mr. Blythe?"
"Hello," said Blythe.
"You are Mr. Blythe, aren't you ?"
"I sure are 1"
"Well, I'm Blank of the Yankee
Doodle and I've got a columnn of:
funny stuff to write and I want you
to tell me a funny story about some
of this gang."
"Son," quoth Blythe seriously, "if
you can find anything funny in this
sad outfit you're pretty good!"-Chi
cago News.
"Does your doggie love you?"
"Betcher life he does! I'd kick
the stuffin' out of him if he didn't."
The customs officials at Leith, Ire
land, seized, several weeks ago, sev
eral cases of rifles shipped from Ger
many, scenting insurrection in the
threats of some men in Ulster to, re
sist h.P Tule by force of arms, if
they couldn't defeat it any other
way. Things looked ominous from
ano.ther dieto for the peace of,
the Bitish empire. After several
weeks oft sevousness, during which
the rifles Teposed peacefully in the
customs storehouse, it developed that
they had been shipped to a theatrib
eal company, which intended to send
itruotions as to their destination,
but which, like many another theat
decal company, had ceased to tour
after being on the move for some
weeks. Then everybody breathed
easier, and perhaps smiled when no
body was looking.
Despondent because her four chik
dren were taken away from her,
"Spots," the pet mascot and station
house cat at the Penn avenue police
statienl, c nitted suicide yesterday
by leaping in front of a street car,
The kittens had been taken away one~
by o~ne, and the old cat wandered
abo~ut day and night in a melancholy
mgo4. Yesterday she ran to the
street ea treek. A car was approach
ing, but the motorman stopped in'
ime to avoid killing "Spots." The
eat was chased back, but later
jumped under the wheels of a car.
Philadelphia Record,
Elsie Janis, the talented young ac
tress, was urging a friend, one eve
ning at a roof-garden supper in New
York, to remain another year at cob
lege before marrying the young man
to whom she was engaged.
"You will always regret," urged
Miss Janis, "that you left college
before getting your degree."
"Oh, well," her friend answered
mischievously, "maybe TIl soon be a
Mf.A anyhow."
Mrs, Carrie Feldkcamp is an old
lady at Corryville, a suburb of Cin
einnati, who makes it a point to
place a flag upon the breast of every
veteran who dies. Her husband and
two brothers were in the war, and
she says they told her of so many
kindnesses done to them that she
tries to repay the obligation with
this little tribute to the dead.
mnpty. I
Decision Made by Supreme Ccurt Jus
tice in Brooklyn Something
of a Warning.
Supreme Court Justice Marean ii
Brooklyn awarded a decree of di
vorce to Mary S. Sidway from Har
old S. Sidway. son of frs. Franklir
Sidway of Buffalo, N. Y., $350 f
month alimony and the custody o:
their two sons. The defendant did
not contest the action, but when th(
question of alimony was brought up
he said he was in the real estate
business and was earning $-200 a
Sidwav's mother, according to his
wife, is worth $5,000,000. Sidway
told the court that he didn't think
his mother was worth more than
$1,000,000 and that he was one of
five children. In fixing the alimony
at $350 a month Justice Marean
"If a woman brings up her son
in idleness with the idea that he is
to inherit something, what the moth
er is worth is clearly admissible in
determining what alimony the son
shall pay."
Most Men Travel Under Their Wives'
Management, but the Fact
is Kept Concealed.
Dr. Thomas W. Brophy of Chica
go, who claims that Aierican moth
erhood is the highest type in the
world, was askod if this was not
partly due to the unusual amount of
responsibility the American husband
allows his wife in family affairs.
"Quite true," Dr. Brophy replied.
"The confidence her husband places
in her makes the American mother
capable and self-reliant. The moth
er's share in a family's success or
failure is a large one-much larger,
indeed, than most men will acknowl
"'I see by the papers,' a friend
once said to me, 'that Footlights is
traveling under his wife's manage
"'So do most men,' I replied, 'but
they don't advertise it.'"
I think that bargain days are be
coming more and more dangerous,
writes a New York city woman. I
went to a hat sale recently. There
were moments when I thought I had
broken my neck, not to mention an
arm and a leg or two. At last I es
caped with a hat and struggled
through to a clerk. I asked her to
give me a nurror.
"Mrirror, madam ?" said she. "We
never have mirrors on sale days. We
let them break the furniture, but we
draw the line at the mirrors. We're
superstitious about broken mirrors."
3Mia Caroline Hiewins, librarian
of the Hartford public library, says
that there are only fifteen states ~ in
the Union that have no library comn
missions~ She cites the state of
North Carolina as an illurtration of
tho advantage of libraries. Eighty
two per cent. of the population is in
the count ry. Seventy-seven federat
ed women's clubs in the state assist
with funds ::d there are eighty
study lib:r-1<: the largest, at Ra
leigh, has 11,.000 volumes and an in
come of $3,A00.
"How do you manage to keep your
cook, Mfrs. Enfield? You have had
the present one several years, haven't
"Yes, Mfary has been with us ever
since we began housekeeping. I find
it easy enough to kee'p her. When
ever any of our n1eighbors offers her
a dollar a week more than I'm pay
ing her I give her a raise of a dollar
and a half. It's very simple."
"What is that awful knob on you
forehead ?"
"That is my hump of adversity."
"Dup of adversity? That's a
new one on me.
"It's a new one on me, too. I got
it this afternoon when my head came
in contact with a beam in the eel
"Arc you really looking for an
honest man ?" asked the suspicious
"No," replied Diogenes. "Confi
dlentially, I am mierely taking this
Bet I I'
For Co
The Denial of
and Its Results
By Rev. Wiiam Evan, D.D 4
Dreco Bibl CoMe of Moo*
TEXT-I Ce' 15:14-18, 29-32-"And It
Christ be nor risen, then Is our preaching
vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea,
and we are found false witnesses of Go1;
because we have testified of God that
raised up Christ; whom he raised not
If so bethat' the dead rise not. Pi:
the dead rise. not, then is not
raised: And If Christ be not raised,
faith Is vain; ye are yet in -your z
In the last address on this on
we saw that the denial of Christ's
urrection made
preaching 'va
our faith vain.
left us stil:in
sins. We now -
ceed to set far'
some further e
suits of SOch di4
x nial.
- IV. If Christ bt
not risen from -
the'dead the
we are found'.
false witnse
The vor
"found" means
be det
covered in the prepetration- of a
fraud. It is a word used for judgr
ments regarding moral character ani
conduct, and conveys the Idea of dis
covering and.detecting forgery Znt
In using this word, the apost
would say that in proclaiming to th
Corinthians the doctrine of the resPs
rection of Christ, he and the othel
I apostles had been guilty of perpetd
ing fraud upon them. .
If Christ be not risen, then th
apostles are false witnesses; not Wic
nesses deluded, mistaken, deceV
the victims of an hallucination,
was the result r-wro
brain and imagination, but false wit.
nesses. Deluded! say the apostle, we -
cannot be; victims of an over-wrought
imagination, Innocent but deceived e
thusiasts-all this im impossible, we
are down-right deceivers; we have
willingly, knowingly perpetrated a
fraud upon the church in claiming
that Christ rose from the dead; we
are down-right deceivers. The strange
thing about the apostle's statement it -
that the idea of delusion or halucina'
tion is wholly absent from his arg
ment. It does not seem to have 00-C
curred to him to mention It. Even the
possibility of it is too remote to be
spoken of.
To the apostle, the resurrection ot.
Christ is a truth or a falsehood,. a
reality of a fraud, a thing of sincerity -
or of deceit, a fact or a mistake. There
is no loophole of escape-the reisi'
rection is either a faat or a falsehood, -
a reality or a sham, and such persoas
as the apostles were guilty of xserpe
trating it.
Paul feels that the stigma of tip.
hood has been put upon him. He feels
that he has been stung by an insuL
Somebody has not believed him-has
made him out to be a lar. His testi
mony in effect is this: I have seem
the risen Christ; I have talked with~
him; I have received my commission
from him. To challenge my statement
is to challenge my character, my
veracity, my understanding, my rea
V. If Christ be not risen from the
dead then we hola
worthy of our trust.
To attribute to a person a good of9
glorious act, which it Is wellkn
that he never performed, Is to cause
that person to be suspected of ha!'%
ing prompted the false assertion. b:
the testimony of the apostle - wouUM.
lead men to think that God had 13.
spired men to tell lies about hiuC
Many think that they can stiB~T
faith in God, that they still have
a God whom they can trust
whom they can repose their -
even though they do not acpt
resurrection of Jesus Christ.
apostle says plainly, This is not 0
we have no risen Christ, neither
we a God in whom we can trust. -
the serious point here. "Paul
ed God, he commended God, and
justice of God as shown in asu
holy son from the dead. But if -
Christ is not risen fropm thede
then we have no such God. If one
Jesus Christ is still left dead, If
be so good as Jesus was and sii
deprived of life, what kind ofa
have we? We have noGodif-i
we can trust; it is no use tryIDg
be good. The end Is a skull and afei
ashes. 'We have testified of. d,
says Paul, 'we have justified God. bt
we are found false witnesses of ha
if Jesus Christ did not rise from the
dead. Have you consider~ed what that
point means? The modern man often.
assumes that he Is already In possU.
slon of a God with a reliable chan
ter, whatever you make of JestS
Christ. But there is something In
career and in the issue of the
of Jesus Christ that makes a
God in this tragic world incredibe
less Christ be risen from the
Jesus went through the worst
ings that any man ever suffered -
sounded the depths of the wor~'.
tragedy. Now if he has been
from the dead we may believe In,
God; but if there be no resurrection
of the spotless Christ, then God As -
either dead or mad. We have no rea'C
conable God left."

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