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RAMBLES ABOUT LONDON.'
By C. Lewis Fowler
Some things have so impressed
themselves upon me as I have gone
here and there in Loudon that 1 am
constrained to write again from here. |
1 want to write briefly about several
places hoping thut the hundreds of
Advertiser readers may be made to
feel something of the grnndure and
inspiration which come to us who are
just now privileged to look upon them.
Snnrgron's Metropolitan Tabernacle.
Faster morning broke bright and
fair upon London. The sun shone
down In beauty. We left our hotel,
the famous old Barbican, now known
as Tranter's Temperance hotel, and
on board an auto-bus we went across
the Thames to the famous church.
We were a little late and yet in time to
be In the most of the service. From
the front the church Is disappointing.
It is a two story structure, long and
plain, adorned in front by massive
columns of ancient architecture. One
climbs several long stone steps, which
extend along the whole width of the
church, to the vestibule. From this
vestibule one can enter the main au
ditorium on either of the three great
If one Is disappointed on the out
side he is inspired when he looks upon
the inside. Before him are probably
3 or -1 thousand people. They are qui
et, reverential, worshlpfull. Fach one
as he comes in takes his seat quietly,
bows his head in silent prayer and
then opens a bible before him and
reads the scripture lesson with the
minister. The minister, Archibald
Brown, aged yet active, prays. And
oh, such a prayer, praise, thanksgiv
ing, confession, adoration, petition
make the ladder upon which this mul
titude reaches the throne. This preach
er, one is made to say, is a man among
men. Everything is plain, about the
pulpit, the preachers dress is plain,
perfect ease breathes everywhere.
Probably the most inspiring thing
here is the singing. There has never
beea an organ in Spurgeon'S Taber
nacle. Believing that the human voice
is the most perfect musical instrument
ever made, by man or God. for this
earth. Mr. Spurgeon would not Conde
scend to the use of organs. Such mus
ic! Think of 3,000 people, everyone
with book in hand, singing heartily to
the glory of God. It made the hair
stand up on my head and make my
heart swell with praise and worship.
Spurgeon was right.
After service at Spurgeon's we went
to Westminister Abby. There are few
buildings in England, probably in the
world that can compare with West
minister Abbey in historical interest
and grandure. Originally built by Ed
ward the Confessor, whose once be
jewelled shrine is still at the back of
the High Altar, it was rebuilt by Henry
III in the early part of the 12th cen
tury. Tho church is built In the form
of a Latin cross and for the most part
is of Gothic architecture.
In the choir and immediately before
the Great Altar the kings and queens
of England have been crowned since
A. D. 10*,". On this spot William the
Conqueror . vo defeated Harold at
Hastings, was made kin?? In 10GG. Wil
liam Rufus, Richard the i-.. i-hearted
and others were crowned here. One
can not help hut feel a thrill as he
stands ond tries to realize the history
made here. If only the walls could
speak what volumes would they ut
ter. They have looked upon royal
parade and splendor, they have looked
out upon warring multitudes, upon
mighty warriors such as Cromwell,
Wellington and others, while sleeping
ill her arm:; and upon bpr bosom are
hundreds of the great heroes of the
past who were the makers of English
history or should 1 say world history.
Here rest kings, queens, statesmen,
warriors, preachers of the Cross, no
bles, literary geniuses, poets, p alnters,
musicians, dreamers, aye one long
pagant of illustrious and great. Queen
Elizabeth lies here, so also do Mary
Queen of Scotts, David Livingston,
Diekens, Pitt, Gladstone and his life
long opponent Disraeli and hundreds
of others too numerous to mention.
It is the privilege of a life time to
meander along these long corridors
and think and think and think. Lives
there a man with soul so dead as not
to be stirred here
It is in Hyde Park one sees the Eng
land of today. Here it is we see the
fashionable or dress parade. We see
also the masses mingled with the
classes in their discussions. Hyde
park is a place of free speech. Here
we hear every sect from the socialist
to the Roman Catholic, the Deist and
the supidel passionately appealing to
the mob trying to make converts. This
speaking and haranging goes on from
day to day throughout the year. In
passing along slowly we heard men
trying to prove the Bible to be a lie.
Their attempt was just about as amus
ing as an attempt. I know of, to prove
that something that is not in the Pi
ble is there. It is ludicrous. Somo
were preaching socialism as the only
panacea for all ills. Some were
preaching Toryism, others Liberalism,
some were preaching Christ, some
were preaching Catholicism. Unrest!
unrest! here it is. Men are crying as
babes in the night, peace, peace and
there is no peace In the road they trav
el. Only in the Prince of peace is there
peace, personal, national, world peace.
Oh! that men would seek peace where
It Is found.
Tower of London.
A hurried visit to the Tower of Lon
don was full of interest. Immediately
upon entering we came to the "Trait
ors Gate," a flood gato leading from
the famous old Thames to the prison.
This gate is only flooded when a trait
or is being brought In. As one closes
his eyes and allows the panoramic
scene of the past to move before him,
his soul is deeply moved as he re
members the Intrigue, tbe despotism,
cruelty, suffering and murder that has
taken place here. Kings, queens,
throne aspirants, and nobles have died
by the score here. The Tower has
been a fortress, a royal residence and
a state prison. During the 15th cen
tury while the wara ?>f the Roses wore
proceeding, the Tower was the state
prison for those who were the victim:-,
of defeat. Sir Thos. Moore was Impris
oned here, Queens Anne Dolyn and
Katherine Howard were executed on
the spot where we stood In the open
court. Then also Lady .lane Grey and
her husband, Crammer, Sir Walter
Raleigh, Duke of Monmouth, Judge
Jeffreys were tortured here. How
cruel were our fathers. And were
they not ambitions? Yes. two things
made them cruel, ambition for worldly
glory and station and religions fana
ticism. For both these men will mur
der and lose all their humanity. For
truth men suffer and die. True reli
gion will never lei a man persecute;
false religion always persecutes.
Hut we are living in better days now
These armor-clad equestrian figures
speak to us only of the past. I be
lieve the world Is growing better, not
more perfectly Christian perhaps, but
certainly more humanitarian. The axe
and the block, grim visages of the
past, are no more. These dungeons
no more hear the sighs and groans of
suffering royalty and tortured nobili
ty. Public sentiment has battered
down the iron bars, has beaten the
swords Into priming hooks. As WO
looked upon the coronation robes of
King Edward and his queen we
I bought not of murder, intrigue and
death, but of peace and world wide
Think of her at
tempting to luako
ico croam in tho
way i With
sho can make tho
most delicious ieo croam iu ton minutes,
freezing and all, at a cost of about ouu
cent a dish?and never go near the utove.
Your grocer will tell you all about
It, or you can got a book from tho
Goneseo Puro Food Co., Lo Hoy, N. Y.,
if you will writo thorn.
Grocers ncll Joll-O Ico Cream Pow
der, two packages for 25 conts.
We visited again tho British museum
probably the best of Its kind in tho
world. Hero marbles, manuscripts,
Bas-reliefs, Greek and Roman sculp
tures, Vases, Bronzes, Qold ornaments
and gems, 2,000,000 volumo library,
Rosetta stone, Egyptian mummies, in
fact the ends of the earth during the
pasi ages are here focused, What n
treat to study them. But O. how little
does one poor mortal know as he Is
lost In this labyrinth of revelation.
The most interesting objects to me
were the Rosetta stone, which through
divine providence has unlocked a vast
library of religious history, and the
"Codex Alexandrians" one of the old
est Bibles in existence. Its date is
probably 410-480 A. I). This Codex
is very valuable since Its language
is more nearly perfect than all the lat
er copies, in these early codicesc one
gets rid of interpolations and mar
ginal notes so otter confusing In later
Copies. Thayers Greek Lexicon is bas
ed upon this codex largely. That is
one reason why it is such a perfect
and popular book. I shall have some
things to say of this remarkable book
London. March ?>0, 1910.
Chamberlr.in's Stomach nnd Liver
Tablets assist nature in driving all
impurities out of the system, insuring
a tree and regular condition and re
storing tho organs of the body to
health and strength. Sold by Laurens
We have on our sample floors a
lino line of Pianos, and are in a posi
tion to save you money. If you are ill
the market for a Piano, let us show
you our line, we are sure you will be
pleased in quality, style and price.
S. M. & 10. 11. Wilkcs & Co.
SCHOOL LYCEUM ATTRACTION.
Lnst Lecture of Season Monday Even*
in? by Dr. L. G, Herbert.
The next and last attraction given
by the graded school course will be
a lecture by Dr. L. Q. Herbert of Chica
go on Monday evening April 26th at
Double season tickets will admit
any three persons to this lecture; sin
gle tickets any two persons.
As already announced tickets to the
"opera house" course will admit one
to Dr. Herbert's lecture. General ad
mission 50 cents.
Head the press notices of this great
lecturer and be in the school auditori
um promptly at 8 o'clock and hear his
lecture on "A Man Among Men."
Dr. Herbert Is comparatively new to
the Chautauqua platform, but Is evi
dently destined to be a favorite. He
enters Into his subject with all his
soul and holds his audience by the
power of his eloquence.?Baxton, ill..
At 8 o'clock last .evening I>r. L. Q.
Herbert delivered his lecture "A Man
Among Men." Ills was Indeed a lec
ture among lecturers. Dr. Herbert has
that combination of earnestness, mag
netism, wit, und satire thai go lo moke
up a really good lecture lit- is a man
with the strength of his convictions
and he said what he had to say straight
from the shoulder.?Morning Journal,
Worse than bullets.
FUtllets have often caused less suf
fering to soldiers than the eczema L.
w. Harrlinnn, Burlington, Me. got it
in the ermy, and suffered with it forty
ye;us. "Hut Uucklon'a Arnica Salvo
cured me when all else fulled," he
writes. Greatest healer for Sores. Ul
cers, Boils, Burns, Cuts. Wounds.
Bruises and Piles. 25c at Laurons
Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
Fountain Inn Organizes.
Friday evening President 11. K. Alk
en and Secretary W. It. McCuen of the
Laurens chamber of commerce, ac
companied by Mr. .lohn Wright, an all
right booster for this city, went to
Fountain Inn Friday evening, upon
invitation of the business men of the
town, and assisted in the organization
of a business league. Over titty char
ter members were enrolled, and the
organization begins life under auspi
.lust received a solid car-load of
Chall'S, Hockers. Settees, suitable for
porch use, you can save money by
looking thom ovei.
S. M. & 10. II. Wilkes & Co.
Solid Oak Rocker
Beautifully finished in Golden
Oak, Embossed ?Seat, Fancy
Turned Spindles. Regular $3.00
S. M. & H. H. WILKKS & Co.
Pursuant to call of County Chair*
man Robert A. Cooper the Democratic
club of Sullivan township will meet
at 'rumbling Shoals on Saturday,
April 23rd tit 3:30 I'. M. for the pur.
pose of reorganizing lliw club and
electing delegates to county conven
tion. A full attendance of the mem
bership is earnestly requested.
lt. M. WASSON,
K. B. SIMPSON.
Our Jumbo Chair
<* FOK *:$.!><>
Double cane sent; very heavy
and strong. The chair for rough
S. M. & Ii. H. WILKKS & Co.
The Just as Good as Ours
are not as Cheap as Ours
We Are Showing
The Just as cheap as Ours
are not as Good as Ours
Just What You Want and Our Prices are Lowest
OUR STOCK IS SO LARGE WE CATV SURELY PLEASE YOU
Men's and Boys' Department!
Extra Special No. 1.
:n Boys1 I'
25 dozen Boys' Knee Pants, real cash
Now onlyfiV.. ?^OC
Extra Special No. 2.
50 dozen Men's Initial Handke rchiefs ? .
worth 10 cents. Now only, . CIS
Mere's Where We
Tickle Your Feet!
A New Sock which won't
wear out near as soon as
those made in the ordinary
way. The. difference between
these and other Socks lies in
the Inter-woven Toe and Heel
which gives stiength where
Strength is needed. The toe and heel of those
will wear as long as the rest of the sock and
thus save darning. They are fine in texture
and have the appearance of silk. They are
well worth seeing, and Ixtter yet they cost but
25ets per Pair.
All the new things in Panama and Yacht
Straw, etc. Prices. 25cts to $7.50
If you want to keep cool try one of our
Kool Weather Koats. $3.00 to $10.00.
CLOTHI NO! CLOTHING!
Best line of Collars 2 for
Here is some of the Special Values you should see in our Ladies' Department. Pric es so
Low on VAL LACK and INSERTION that they will leave no doubt in the mind of anyone
who sees the goods that this is an opportunity for extraordinary money-saving. 10,000 yards
of Lace and Insertion worth 8c, 10c and \2] '-c. Special Friday. 5c the yard.
r ogwiohlr. 1409 t>>
SI Ml 0\S BBOS. 4 CO.
(l.i I t.ikct Hattert
biltinair 4ai ? . ? lork
When You Buy Your ClotHes
You want the most you enn pot for your money,
don't you? Most folks come hero fur that. People
expect more of us than they do of others. They know
we can give more and they know we have been in the
habit of doing it ever since we started. They know
that we are determined to give them always the big
gest possible value for the Least Money and We Do It.
50 doz. Men's Gauze Undervest. Great
New Voile and Panama Skirts
We are showing the best line of Skirts
that we have ever carried. We suggest that you
come and select one while our stock is :ompletc.
Special values at 5 00, 6.50 and $7.50.
Swell Line of Ladies' Waist!
vSpeeial Values in Lawn Waist, nicely
made, worth 7fcts to $1 00. Special for 50c.
Splendid values in Lawn Waist, assorted
styles at $ 1,00.
We are showing beautiful Lawn Waist,
elegantly made at $1.50, 2.00 and $2.50.
Our New Silk Dresses!
They are just the thing. Wc want you
to see them. Special values at $12.50, $15.60
Our New Spring Millinery!
In every conceivable style Hat you can
think of. We are making exceptionally low
prices on everthing in this Department. Give
us a call and we will convince you.
Two Umbrella Specials.
50 Ladies' Umbrellas, splendid line of
Handles, worth. 1.25 to $) 50. Special now
50 Ladies1 Umbrellas, worth $2.00 with
exceptional pretty handles, Special $..S'>.
We Have the Best Lino
Ladies', Misses and Children's Low Cut f>hoes
we have shown. There is none better than
the kind wcscll. We sell Zeiglcr Bros., Selby
Shoe Company, and Merriam. Prices
$1.50 to $4.00
50 doz. Imitation Scrivcns drawers.
Unusual value at. OiJC
25 doz. Men's Knee Drawers. Special +, -
Big line of Pelts 25cts, socts, /5cts and $r.co
25 doz. Men's Odds and Knds and Sample Felt
Hats Value $1.50 to 3 00. Xow only
$1.00 to $1.50
OUTFITTERS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
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