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MAKE -AOTHER RAID
WIVENTY FORD RIO GBANDEK AND
SHOOT DOWN THREE TROOP
ERS AND BOY.
LOOT THREE SMALL TOWNS
Carry -Off Two AmerOica Citizens and
Cut Their Thoate.-Fire Shacks
Ranohmen to Rescue.
Alpine, Texas.-Vila bandits, some
.f0 in number, forded the Rio Grande
and sweeping 15 miles Inland on Am
erican soil, raided the little settleinent
of Glenn Springs and attacked a de.
*achment of American cavalry consist.
Ink of nine men of Troop A, the Four,
Three troopers and a little 10-year
bd boy were killed, two cavalrymen
'"Ore wounded and another is reiss
Ing. He is belleied to be a prisoner
6.9 the bandits *ho "are now fleeing
southward into Coahuila, Mexico.
)Two American* citizens, J. Deemer,
and a Mlan nmied. Cmpton, accord
iaj to reports - received- here, were
calried across the Rio Grande and re
ports have it that their throats were
cut. A posse. of, 60. citizens of Mara
.U&6n are in pursuit of the Villistas.
i the bandits' foray, carrying therm
*4 ugh the southern limits of Brew
s rn county in the Big Bend district
Of Texas, and taking in three little
settlements near the border-Glenn
Springs,. Boquillas and Deemers-took
place on Friday night and Saturday
mrning, but news of it did not reach
-ere for' several days.
' Within an hour preparations had
begun for adequate action. Major
General Funston -ordered four troops
of cavalry td the raided section to
reinforce small detachments already
on their way to the scene from Presi
dio, 'Alpine and other points. It is
said that if the exgiencies of the case
demand such action they will cross the
border in order to run down and dis
perse the bandits. The forces consist
of two troops of the Eighth Cavalry
from Fort Bliss, El Paso, under Major
Langhorne ,and two troops of the
Fourteenth Cavalry from Fort Clarlk
under Colonel Sibley, commander ol
General Scott and Funston mel
General Obregon and Juan Amador
Mexican, Sub-Secretary of Foreign At
fairs, in the immigration station al
the American end of the international
bridge for what had been expected tc
be their final conference. It develop
ed later, however, that practically the
only matter discussed war sthe bandit
raid at Gleen Springs.
GERMAN RAIDERS FIRE ON
AND CHASE BIG LINER
Forty American Citizens Aboard.
News Alarms Shipping Circles.
New York.-The 'steamship Venizia,
arriving here from Bordeaux, F'rance,
with 40 American citizens abroad, was
only matter discussed was the bandit
by two commerce raiders, while off the
Azores, accordink to a story .related
when the vessel docked.
Reports had been in circulation for
more than a week that at least one
sea raider was again operating in the
western Atlantic, and todays news
hae alarmed shipping circles.
Captain Boniface and members of
-the crew were reticent but the Amer
leans on board. wh~o were employed in
caring for horses transp~orted on thnr
Venizia's last voyago eastward,
votached for the story.
According to these men, the Veni
sla encountered the commerce raiders
April 28, three days out from Bor
deaux. The' hostile craft, they said,
loomed -up without any flags :showinig
and bore down upon the Venizia. Cap
itain Boniface at once bec'ame suspi.
- cious and prepared for a sudden dash.
The raiders signalled to the Venizia
to alow down, but Captain Boniface's
a'nswer was an order for full speed
As the Venizia started away. ac
cording to .the story, a shot passed
over her, this was followed by an
other which dropped close to the Von.
ila, but th(e efforts of the' raiders. to
overhaul her proved unsuccessful.
STil SU.BMA RINE SUNK
:BY GERMAN GUNF~IRE.
Berlin, via wireless.-Theo British
sub'narine E-31 was sunk by the gun
fire of a German warship to the wost
of Horns Reefs, off the west coast cf
Den~mark; en the liidrning of slay 5, it
was annouliced by the German ad
uniral. The admiralty report also an.
flounces the destruction of a hos tile
aeroplane by German airmnen with.1te
help .of a torpedo boat off the Flan.
- dots coast and -the capture et another
aeroplane by torpedo boats.
COUNTESS SENTEpi4CE, i18 '
COMMITTED-o i.. LPE
Dlupbhin, via London-Countess Geor
giana Markievicz, one .of the promnin
en~ figures in the Irish .rea t,.
s eonced to death after beg:.ri'ai by
" tpatal u heue h'
r'itdd ty lena
*i t ajngo~tld:o
WI'"RESU .ME WOQRK
PED AiL AID FOR I MOI88TRA
TION FORCES.--CARBE ' IY""'
DISPATCHES FROM O01MtA
Doing* ahd Happenings Ihat' Mark
the Progress of South Carolina P.o
pie, Gathered Around. the State
The mill -village demonstration
work is to be resumed in Bauth Car
olina under the leadership of James
L. Carbery, the originator of the plan
to improve conditions..In mill vilages.
The work was begun several years
ago at Roci Hill by Mr. Carbery.
When the Smith-Lever act went ito
effect the appropriation was cut off . by
the United States. department.of agri
culture on, the ground that the work
could not be classed under the head
of agrieulture. ..From Rock Hill the
work. spread to 20 mills in the state.
Following the withdrawal of fed
eral support Gov. Manning in a mes
sage to the legislature urged that a
state bureau of'welfare work be creat
ed. Bills were introduced in the
house and senate.' The house bill
passed without a dissenting vote and
the measure was sent to second read.
ing in the senate. Before the bill
was finally passed the legislature ad
journed. The measure was to- have
been taken up at the last session of
the legislature,' but word came that
federal aid was to be extended and
that the state bureau was unneces
When the federal government with.
drew support from the work Mr. Car
bery went to Beaufort as county farm
demonstrator. Several weeks ago he
returned tQ Rock Hill and -is actively
engaged in organizing the clubs in the
mills of South-Caro'ina.
The objects of the mill village dem
onstration work are as follows: Home
gardens, summer and winter; home
canning, horticulture, fruit, shrub
bery, flowers, planting and propaga
tion, landscape work,- home sanita
tion, elimiination of breeding places of
flies and mosquitoes, club work, jun
fors from 8 to 18 years of age, sen
iors over 18 years old, Irish potatoes,
corn and pig, plant diseases- and in
sect pests. The allied. interests are:
Illustrated lectures, agricultural
schools, field meetings, night meet
ings and mill village fairs. The gov.
ernment is prepared to furnish ex
perts on the above subjects for the
behefit' of the people of the mill vil
Several prizes will be offered to the
members of the junior tomato club
Two Cavalry Troops for State.
"It is hoped that it will bo possible
for the state to proceed with the plan
of organizing two troops of cavalry,"
says Gen. A. L. Mills, chief of staff of
the division of mnilitia affairs ir. the
war department, in a letter to WV. W.
Moore, adjutant general of South Car
Petition~s have been filed by cavalry
troops from Charleston and Columbia
and the militia council several days
ago recommended that both be ac
cepted if possible. The letter from
the, war department gives assurance
that' bothi troops will be mustered into
the service, provided they have piroper
,"If a troop of cavalry is to be author
ized in Columbia, the people must give
the proper financial support," said
*Adt. General Moore, "and personally
I will contribute 810 toward ,the sup
port of the troop."
"2While 'oply one troop is alotted
to South Cartolina," said Gen. Mills.
"the war departinient will be pleased
to have .the State organize and main
tain two troops; the Nin-th militia di
vision of.'which .the organized' militia
of fSouth Carolina forms a part, is do
ficienti in catairy, and a remedy for
the defiuteney coming from any stat~e
will be, looked upon with favor."
The letter from Gen. Mills cont
"Your inquiries under paragraph 3
of yotar letter are answered as follows:
"Pending legislation . conternplates
the issue by the federal government of
not t6 exceed 32 cavalry horses to
"Full equi'pment will be furnished
to each troop from usalloted funds;
the equipment to inclfide everything
needed for- field sergice. 'lhis equip
ment can not be issued until after
July 1, 1916, for the reason tlat no un
all'otted funds remai available for the
fiscal year. 1916."
MannIng to Speak at Parmers Rally.
Gov. Richard I. Manning will be in
Spartanburg June 8 to deliver an ad
dress before an agriculiural rally to
be hold at Converse College, according
to a letter received from the chief
exeelitive by Miss Lois Elrwin, county
ischool demonstrator,.- It- is reported
-that several hindred farniers of the
county will be present and that repre
sentatives from Winthrop and Clem
qoColleges are expeated t6 be pres
dMt sist in tl e 'ti ,4iye prac
it ao rfifar~n.
*ta Giye9 Id to *gO9 S.gd
Th0 state .o"pahi'tink of educatto;
ompOted the paynmeht of state aid
from' the contingent fUnd of $40,090.
apporopriated by the -legjslattre. Dk '
bursements were mo~de to 811 schooa
0 2 ities. Q fro
A~,o biackbo4 * a U'ngri1
in Spartanburg counfi to $750 to hel*
run the Antiock Iidustrial school s4W.
eo R'qnths. *Iklie Antioch district ei$
.oIls 5 pupils and pfyg a local scha6l
tax of 16 mills. The patrons contrib'
uted $500 additionUal in order to sec 'r.
this allotment of state aid for thei
seven months' term..
"The approprialdri , i' been used
mainly," said J'E a'riige'n, state
superintendlent of edui qton, "to 'Be
cure a' minimum. r It..stimw.
late local taxation or private' .contrl
butions, state contingent aid has been
given in rare instances for a term -of
seven months. To catajogue the va
rious items in the. 311 .'schools woold
be to make a lis't of the 'school activi
ties of -the state. The appropriati6ii
has been used as far as possible' tb
equalize facilities in the various dis
tricts. These minor deficiencies have
been too long overiooked. The first
attempt to remedy them was, made in
1914, when .representativeh frorn somp
of the country disttlcts secured'an a1.
propriation of $45,000 for equalizing
purposes. ;In 1915 this appropriatoin
was raised to.$60,900; bu the legisla
ture of 1916 reduced th'e amount :to
Name of country Districts Amount
Abbeyille ........1 $ 35.00
Aiken .......... 6 265s00
Anderson .......... 6 835.00
Barnwell ..........6 395600
Berkeley .. .. .. .. .. 6 600.00
Calhoun .......... 1 160.i
Cherokee.......... 11- 1,305,00
Chester ... .. 2 98.00
Chesterfield (4 build
inis) .. .. ..... .. .. 4 1,150,00
Colleton ..........10 750.00
Darlington ........ 6 . 975.00
Dillon ............ 4 250.00
Edgefield .......... 4 240.00
Florence (both rural
graded. schools) . 2 500-.00
Greenville (53 rural
graded schools) . .. 58 18,099.00
Greenwood ........ 2 450.00
Hampton .......... 5 1,020.00
Horry ....8........88 2,603.00
Kershaw ..........11 835.00
Lancaster .. ........8 500.00
Laurens .. ..$...... 515.00
Lexington ..........13 2,240.00
Marion ............ 1 75.00
Marlboro.......... -6 892.00
Newberry ..7........ ? 895.00
Oconee ...........14 .406.00
Orangeburg ........ 2 620.00
Pickens ..........17 2,400.00
Richland .......... 7 1,310.00
Saluda ...,.......19 2,246.00
Spartanburg (1 rural
graded school) .. 20 2,236.00
Union ............ 5 610.00
Thirty-two counties..311 $40,000.00
History of Anderson's Life.
Sumter.-A meeting was held here
for the purpose of formulating plans
for the writing of a history of the life
of Lieut. Gen. Richard Heron Ander
son of Stateburg, Sumter county. The
meeting was held under the auspices
of Dick Anderson. camp and was at
tended by a number of people, includ
ing members of t~e camp and mem
bers of. Dick Anderson chapter, U.
It was decided to raise funds for'
the work by raising subscriptions by
donationse anid by receiving loan sub
scr-iptions. The book is to sell for
$2.50, or $2 cash in advance', and
Gen. C. Irvine Walker .of Charleston,
who was present, was elected literary
editor of the work. A committee con
sisting of Perry Moses, E. Scott Car
son, D. J. Winni, H. J. McLaurin, W.
M. Graham and T. E. Richardson of
Dick Anderson camp and ~members of
the local U. D. C. chapter was appoint
ed to formulate the petitions to raise
funds necessary for the work. A sum
of about $150 was raised at the meet-.
ing to go toward the $1,200 'consider
edl necpssary before the work ip begun.
Many Charters Are issued.
The Agency and Sales Company of
Columbia-hag been commissioned with
a capital of $5,000.
The Carolina Interstate Realty Coup
paniy of Charleston~ hag peen- commis-.
sioned with a capital 'bf $5,000.
The Model Department Store of
Hampton has been chartered with a
capital of $5,000.
A charter has been issued to the
Atco Company of Columbia with-a cap
ital of $2,500. ...
The Orangeburg Realty, ,Insurance
and Trust Company has been charter.
ed with a capital ent $5,000.
The Br'unson - Lan --& .'Thfugt Coin
pan~y has been chantereg~with- a capi
tal of $26,000. .. .* - -
The..secretary. of. sta~te h6 a Issued 4
commission. to the .Americanj. u.plish
ing Company of Charlestoni with a cap'
ital stock of $50,00,0 .to do a igenerai
newspapepr publishing business.
Appoints Sides for New County..
J. Steel Brioe of York, J. Lyles
Glenn of Chester and J. E. McDonald
of Winnsboro, opponents, and W. B.
Wilson of Rock Hill, R. S. Mebane of
Great Fails and R. E.L Reeves of Long
town, proponents, have been appoint
ed by Gov. Manning as members of a
commission to investigate the matter
of forming Catawba county.
It is expected that the appointments
will be cprried to the supreme, court
for a decision so that the constitu.
Lifahality of' the ifl shaned county aom
WATSON TO EAD .1
PREBIDENTJPF I.NA O..80
CIATION. OF C.9MMIPS NER8
9 FA G I VFl ).
48 STATES REPRESENTED
Urges.B etter -Systen' of Distributing
..and Markiing of Fviern Products
in.South and Westv
Washinton.-E. J. Watsofi-bf South
Carolina wai elected president and Dr.
Clarence J. Owens of Wasiington 'ex
ecutive secretary. of the. National As
sociation of Commissioners of Agricul
ture, inaugurated at a-meeting here.
- Resolutions indorsing the bill for
the proposed .ational chamb.er .of ag,
riculture were adopted.
Dr. Owens, who .Is enthusiastic cpn-.
cerning what he hopes will be accom
plished along, this ifne said that this
was the first- time that commissioners
of all .the 48 statsa 'lad 'beii preseilt
to disouss 'the -need& of the farmeti
"1t is .'ideed worthy of note/ -:he
said, "When-.the commissioners of .sg
riculture from- all, of the!.statqs cone
together In the interest -of the farmere
of their respective states and the na
tion. It means that there is a quick.
ening .9t . th mind - as. to .tIhe require.
*ients of ourbigest idertakinig-ag
It is go6d for South' Carolina that
both of the officers elected tonight are
Palmetto 'state men. -Mr. Watson is
well known throughout the country,
and Dr. Owens - is originally from
Orangeburg. -The -latter's. work alorig
industrial and agricultural lines during
the past few years has been most suq;
The sessions will continue another
day, aftkor which Mr. Watson will pro
ceed to.'lfew York in his autombile.
Commissioner Watson addressed the
association at the first session after
the organization. He'spoke in behalf
of a better system of distributing or
marketing farm pr.pducts, and present
ed some of the features incorporated
by the'German system of distribution.
The association is planning a cam
paign to provide for the organization
of a National Chamber of Agriculture
mUder Federal charter. The basic
purpose of the national chamber will
be to solve t,he problems of Aistribu
tion. The organization resembles "a
part of the Landwirtschaftsra't of Ger
many, which regenerated the rural
life of Germany to the extent that 8C
per cent of the farmers are land own,
era in contrast yith 64 per cent in the
United States, 60 per cent and -10 per
cent in Great Britain.
Tells of Electric Line.
Spartanburg.-J. F. Jacobs of Clin
ton, recently elected chairman of the
board of incorporators of the. propos
ed electric railway line from Spartan.
burg to Clinton, addressed a well at
tended meeting of the Spartanburg
chamber of Commerce on matters re
lating to the project. -Sufficient money
has been raised by citizens along the
route for a preliminary survey of the
route and this work wvill be taken- up
in a -short time. A committee will be
appointed within a few days to solicit
subscriptions to the capital stock of
the proposed road.
Gov. .Manning Leads Pageant.
Greenville.-Gov. Richar-d I. Man
ninag led the street pageant here in
celebration of'Greenville's modiern syA
tem- of street illumniation which was
turned on. The gover-nor was greet
ed on all sides by cheers. The crowd
that witnessed the paradle was the
largest that has ever gathered on the
Greenville gtreets. .Gov. Manning ad
dressed .tho. members of the South
Carolina division of the Travelers'
Protective association, now in session
in Greenville at the annual banquet.
Preparedness Urged at Charleston.
Charleston.-With a banquet at
which Henry C. Blreckenridge,' former
assistant secretary of war,~ was thie
chief speaker, the National, D~efense
conference. undler the auspices of the
National Security league, closed. The
conference is dleclared to have been
Speakers declared theat prepared ness
measures on a scope larger than any
of those now before the public were
essential to the continued safety of
the United States. - -
.Dr; Frederick L. Huidekoper assert
ed that "the Hay bill is the most out
rageous bit of deception ever offe~reol
to the .people in the guise of legisla
tion,'.' in discussing the lack -of -1InJ:
tary defense in this 'counry. ,
Dr:' J. Blernarct ;Walkpr',. editp~r- of
The Scientifl. Aigeri.c~n, said tilat the
United'-States navy is iot prepa:Cad
for immnedilate a'cti "service.
Col. O. J. Bond, superintendent of
the Citadel, urged that civilians be
encouraged to learn to shouldar arms
The conference adcpted resolutions
Introduced by Mayor Tristram T,
Hlyde of Charleston, saying that "the
National Defeise conference appeals
to the congress of the United Status
for the speedy enactment of' legisia
tion which will provide this country
with absolute security against attack,"
'The. .resoliation provide that -a copy
be forwarded to enth sen-ator' and
I LLED IN AUT O 0E
$shle 1 . to rr~m n "4
Varsity S tudenti -Ma ta N de
99rgebur.-;Akqhly E. .N m
of 'Sumter,. a enXior law stude4t..i th
.Ufiversity of- South -Carolina,' was in
stattly kiled, 4itlian' Sawyer Wolfe df
O'raqisburg * * '"' seriously * Injured,
an1 u.ve thr1d bierd of an auty
ma-ile' party werd 'bruis&'nad shok
ed when the machine in which they
werer riding crashed -into.a tree about
seven - eile.s. ftom.ohers.. ,.The yot;ng
peqple had boqn ;tq Roywpville, a.favor:
ito automobile drivp from Orangeburg,
aud were. returning. The members of
the. party, besides Mr. - Merrimon and
Mr. Wolfe, were:' bliss Celeste 'George
of Lexligton and Miss G eorgia Man
ning of 'Clio, a Coluhbiai bollege 'stu
dent; Miss Ahnte Lde Cram -of Or
angeburg, Hammond Crum -of- Den
mark, R. H. Jennings. Jr., of Orange
burg, E. H. Blackmon of Orengeburg.
and Sid Beignious of Orangeburg, who
was driving the car.
MedicAl attention was rushed to tha
injured, and pliysicians 'were on the
scene in about .20 minutes after thit
accident. Mr. Merrimoti Wds killed
instanty. Mr. Wolfe''suffered a brok
en leg and braises." He Yas taken to
Columbia for attention. - Miss- Crum
received- a .-broken rib.
. Ashley Merrimon was. 23. years of
age. and a young man of. exceeding
promise. He .was au. hpnor student
in the university law .school, having
an average, of about 05 fd'r his junior
year and that portion- of. the ofiidt
year which he had 'coipleted. He
was to have been giaduated 'in Jule,
Club Girls Meet in June.
Chester. - Miss Jo' Yarborough,
county canning club agent, has pln.
ned a four days' institute in tois city
in June in order to bring. the npmber
of the girl's canning, bread and poul
try cvlubs together.
The date for this ineetIng will b(
June 12-15. About 100 ghals' are ex
pected.to take the course that will be
jirovided, and thei will be t'he guestf
of the two domestic science clubs and
other women of Chester. The insti
tute will be held at one of the Schoo
buildings or some other building suit
able for the purpose and it is planned
to provide a lawn party, an ..autono
bile ride and perhaps other social tea
tures that will help to make the .oc
casion interesting and enjoyable.
Miss Minnie Garrison, York count:
canning club agent; Miss LilltatiSnell
grove, Anderson county canning cii
agehf, and'the latter's two assistant,
Mrs. Dora Lee Walker anid.Miss Grac
Huffington, are' expected to assist Mbi
Runaway Mule Kills Driver.,
Hartsville.-Daniel M. Gasklins, -3
years of age, a young and succesasf
planter of the Kellytown section, diej
about 12 .o'clock following injuries re
ceived early in the day in a runaway
He was driving a nile in the countri
near his home when something abou
the harness became disarranged
This frightened the animal and In the
runaway which followed Mr. Gaskin
was thrown violently .on his head ani
his skull was fractured.
T. P. A. at..Greenviill.
Greenville.--The annual session o
the state convention of the Travelers
Protective association is holding iti
convention hero. There are more thai
100 representatives of the~ organiza
tion attending the meetkig. Durinj
the' business sessions the anti-tippinj
law was discussed.- The statewide-sys
temi of roads, as proposed ih~ a bil
presented to thli general assembly o!
I1910, was indorsed,
Convention Was Record .Breaker.
Charleston.-WVith -close to 1.100 (101
egates enrolled at the conventior
headquarters, the 39th annual gather
ing of the Southt Carolina Interdenom
inational Sunday School associatior
is the record breaker of the hist~ory
of the association. Of these, abeul
900 are visiting delegates.
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS ITEMS,
Hen-bry Hioribeck, M. D., ofCou
bia-died recently in Summerville, thi!
state, after some months of ill health
Unchanged condition of the Rev
Thomas H. Leitchs's impaired healtl
has indluced his resignation as editoi
.of The Way of Faith, a religious pub
.lication, issued in (Golumbia.
,John L.. McLaurin will run for lieu
tenant' governor, in order that lhe ma:
Ihave the opportunity of addressing the
people, during the county-to-co.unt:
campaign this summer, on the sufijec
of the state warehouse syateni.,
J.'J. Westbrook, of Cheater,; ha
.boeen .appointed by Guov. Figunnlng a
a member of the state board ot''pa'
dons to succeed HI. C. Tillmap o
- Alex Oliphent has .gone to Memnphi
to join a field par.ty of . the .Unit
States geological suryeyr, witi( Whi..
he will work for' tho suroner, returi
ing to Columbia''barly in the fa'll.
* Assuranos' hatitig -been given tha
the hote, will be .open, it was at
nlounced in Columbia that the anua
meeting of the,5outh Carolina Denta
Assoication 1Will be. held at Chic
,Springs. JuWy12 to 14.
Chances, for the establishment of
military school at Chick Springs ar
good. Capt. John Moore of the Cits
de01 was in Oi'enville recentiy to b00
over the. proposition.
The ten-day campaign, in whiel
time it is hoped to raise by subscrip
tion. $10 060 for the erecti'pn of. a
wogsan'!I )ild ing in Columnbiawi.. 0
".0, W E TURN TOTH it GEN4
LESSON TEXT-Acts 1213
GLDETN TOE TH .E .1111,
OLDEN~ TEXT-I have set the '
a light of the Gentiles, that thou shepidp "
be for salvation unto the utter nost: pMfrt
of the earth.-Acts 13:47.
In the unfolding and ever-widenipt
of the program of power we are agatii
confronted with a crucial event. - It
is suggestive that at this time Paul,
whose "name has Just been .changed
from Saul, now assumes. his place of
leadership, succeeding Barnabas'. Per
go, the capital of Pamphylia, was on
the southerit coast of Asia- Minbr, 'and
Anttioch, the capital- of -Pisidia (south.
ern Galatia) was 90 miles- north.- ;931)
is now in full control' and no other
man save .our..Lord&bas sQodeeply 0i -
I. Paul's. OpenJng .(vv. .W.3i:5).
gre not told why John. Mark returned
to Jerulalemu, He..may bave ,ojepd
to, the changed.l9A49rghtp;. ther. a
have beenfiejcnesakitvolyed; ap eJ'.
. he may have objected to Paul's '.ad
tions. His subsequent.missionary seal
restore, him to Paulfs favor (II. Tlin.
4:11). Departing from Perga '(v '.4)'
perhaps' bn hedount 'of an attack bf
fever (Gal. 4:13, 24), the party ascend
ed' to the higher altitude of the imp'ok.
tant city cif Antioch, the site of which
now marked by extensive and imi
preosstve ruins. After finding lodgings.
they repaired to the synagogue on thea
Sabbath day, Here they coud iet
the people and would be given oppo-p
tunity to speak of Jesus. Paul put
himself in the way of opportupity an4
opportunity to beckoned to him. They
did not. demand this privilege because
they were Christian . workers. Their
participation in. the service and .other
actions commended .them to the re
spect of the leaders of the synagogue,
which was the great democratic forum
of the Jewish nation.
11. Paul's Sermon (vv. 16-41). Paul
r began' his remarks, even as Peter didf
at Pentecost, by quoting the Old Tes
a tament -and referring to Jewish his.
tory, using the same to lead up to his
e testimony about Jesus. (Matt. 5:17.)
s "It is ours to show wherein Christ ful
filled the law, the obligation resting
upon us by reason of his coveiant of
grace, and the blessings which Iegue
1 therefrom.' This is one of Paul's three
,I recorded misgionary sermons (see also'
I Acts 14:.16-18;; 17:22-31). The last
two were to Gentiles only. This Is, a
scriptural discourse. (1) Messiah's
r people and ancestry (17-23); (2)' Mes
t siah's forerunner (24, 25)'; Messigh
rejected (26-29); (4) -' Messiah' risen
from the dead (30-37); (6) Jesus the
Justifier (38-39); (6) the application,
a word of warning (40, 41). There
must have-been some evidence of rest
lessness In his audience, hence his'
sharp warning (41).
til. Paul's DecIsion (vv. 42-47). After'
the separation of Jews from Greek
proselytes the latter besought Paul
to continue hiss testimony literally "the
Sabbath between," perhaps at the mid
wea3k meetings. Questions and .discus-.
sions were. the order in the breaking
up of the synagogue service, and as
Paul and his company departed they,
were accompanied by some who' had '
believbd '(v. 43'. Knowving the testing
which would follow, Paul and Bauna-'
bas did personal work with these, cx-'
horting to steadfastness (John 8: 31,
32; Col. 1:23) in the' grace of -God
(v. 38. 39; Rom. 3:24; IEph. 2:8). It is
only in grace that any are able to
'continue" (Rem. 5:2; Gal. 5:1, 4).
It is personal work :which. gathers a.
crowd and . such was the method,. of.
Paul and . B3arnabas during the inter-.
vening week, So well was the work
done and so great was the power of*
their testimony that "almost tho whole
city" gathered~ th9 next Sabbath to
"hear the Word of God." Such evident,
interest in this new teaching aroused
the jealousy of the Jews. Years of
Jewish piroselyting had never secured'
such a result' as this 'one address of a'
doubtful-stranger produced. But back-'
of 'this jealousy was the greater sin of
unbelief. To hear the Word -of God..
(Ii Titus 4:2; 1 Thoss. 2:13) does hot.
necessarily produce obedience and
'faith-. (Luke 8:5-'7); .pot always the
greatest number of. hearers will pro-,
duce the greatest,.niuibor of. conver
sions,, To interrupt S. ppealter is not
unknown in synagogues. today. The'
opportents "enrdcedand bias
rphe'med," ddenbil~ss cbntcnding that!
all Who hati'g 'O'r a' tree ar' &tccursed
(Gdfi.-3:13) tund' thef prodifeed a -wild
tempest of voices -and confusion. Only'
to attack and to destroy the work of'
Peil ad 'Barnabuts" Cotld .ave these
Jeiih loaders. 'Human nature is thei
tsame everywhere -
Paul and Barnabas thrived upon op
position. We beli eve they foresaw this
development. and were prepared for
the emergency (v. 46). Because of K
long training the Jews were best its
ted to receive the Gospel. It was ad
accident that the first apostles were
Jews, but it is serious business to ra
ject the Christ, and the history of the,
Jewish nation since rejecting Jesus '.
has been written in blood and tes't \
Paul's 'Lo we turrn' '.:46) m
the Aubfcon o spiritu jDaitory,
tidn i abndi d.fe