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The Sumter Light lofa
Ber. John Kershaw, Ohapii
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Txx*--ItTh?o said David to the Ph
Thoa comest to me with a sword, and
spear, and with a shield ; bot I come
in the name of the Lord of bosta, the
the armies of Israel, whom thou hast c
-1 Samuel, 17th chap., 45 v.
Oar text carries as back to i
at which the yoong Israelitish natl
presided over by its first king. Sat
son of Kish, ot the tribe of Benj
Tbe nation was at war with
ancient foes, tbe Philistines, tbe j
who were in possession of the pro
land when tbe tribes, ander the 1
Josh na, finally crossed tbe Jorda
began to fight for their inheritance
Por twenty-five y ears the Philis
after their disastrous defeat at !
mash, had remained quiet, bul
they determined to make a su]
effort to recover their lost ascend
and, accordingly, they advanced I
valley of Slab, 14 miles southwest
Jerusalem, where the forces of I
sinder command of Abner, met
and offered battle.
The position occupied by the P
tines was singularly well chosen,
hind them a high hill, in front ai
both sides a sloping plain, which a
ed them sufficient ground on whi
pitch their tents and manouvre
forces, while through the bottom o
vale flowed a clear mountain bi
which supplied all the water nee de
Across the little brook and oocnp
a position very similar to that of i
foes, the armies of Israel encam
and set the battle in array, thc
neither side seemed anxious to pre
tate the conflict. They were coo
to watch one another and be read
take advantage of any opening
might present itself for aggres
The intention of the Philistine
make the Israelites attack, soon bec.
evident. They believed that their p
tion ?as the better one, strategics
and if they could provoke israel to
tempt an assault, they felt sure t
could repulse them by rushing dc
upon them from the higher ground,
they crossed the brook and sough
advance up the hill. Like Meade
Gettysburg, the Philistine cominan
preferred to await attack, rather tl
deliver battle at a disadvantage to hi
As the means of provoking Is ra
every day there appeared a gigan
warrior, Goliath of Gath, as ch am pi
of the Philistines, who, standing
froot of the Hoe of battle, would abc
ont bis insulting challenge to t
armies of Israel. Io that clear atme
phere, with the background of hil
the voice carried to an immense distan
and every Israelite heard the Pbili
tine's defiance. Saul, the King, bea:
it. He was himself a mao of gre
stature, but nothiog to compare wi
Goliath, whose size was such as to di
may them all.
"Choose you a man for you, and 1*
him.come down to me," shouted ti
Philistine champion. "If he be ab!
to fight with me and kill me, then wi
we be your servants : but if I preva
against him and kill him, then shall y
be our servants and serve us.1'
This went on for many days, ont
Saul, thoroughly exasperated, ye
afraid, issued a proclamation to th
effect that the man who should slay th
giant would be made a prince of Israel
and relieved of all. tribute or taxes t
the government. Moreover, he sbouli
have the King's daughter in marriage
Still no one came forward, and ever;
day the coo rage of Israel's army evapo
rated, as the giant insultingly repeate<
Some distance away, bot r/ear eoougi
to the field of hattie to hear the boom
ing of the guns, bad modern anillen
been there to supplant the primitiv?
aod noiseless weapons of those day:
wheo band to band fighting was a:
common as the duel at long range it
to day between armies, and much more
deadly-might have been seen a youth,
ruddy and of a fair countenance, mind?
ing a flock of sheep His three eldest
brothers had followed Saol to the front,
while he bad been left at home to look
after the sheep and take care of the old
father and the things about the place.
David had the gift of making music.
He played surpassingly well on the
harp, and Saul, hearing of him, had
sent and brought him to the palace,
where, in bis hours of melancholy and
morbidness, be would make David play,
that the sweet spirit of music might
charm away the evil spirit that torment?
ed bim. Bot when the war came on
San! sent David home, and he went
back to bis old occupation as a shep?
herd. Doubtless bc fretted under this
enforced service. His heart was with
the army. His soul loved the prancing
of steeds, the flash of arms, the ciaog
ing of shields, the shouts of battle.
With what joy, then, did be receive
command from his father, to go to the
camp and see bow bis brethren fared,
carrying provisions for them, and a
present to the captain of their thousand.
David hardly slept that night with the
excitement, and at daylight was on bis
way to the army. He arrived jost as
the host was going forth to the place of
battle and shouted their war cry in
answer to that of the foe. David ran
in and saluted bis brethren, and as he
talked with them there came un the
champion, the Philistine of Gath*, re?
peating bis challenge, now become a
Koree of tonar io Israel. David
leard thc challenge, he sow how his
people gave back as the giant s
it ont, he was told of the King's
mation, and he resolved that be
offer himself as Israel's champ
the King would allow him. H
brother, Eliab, took great offe
what he deemed David's fol!v ant
lessoess, accased him of pri<
naughtiness of heart, of deserti
father's few sheep io the wild
and declared that David had corni
on purpose that he might see tl
tie. Very likely, in the intense <
mont of the hour, be bad forgot
say anything about the provisic
had brought, or to deliver his fi
message, and Eliab had some exe
th os rebuking him. Meanwbih
had been passed along until it
got to the King, that there was
a* man who would go out to fig!
Hath. Saul seot for him, and
went. . As the King looked at the
ting and compared him with the
across the brook, he said. "Thc
not able to go up against this Pb?
to fight with him ; for thou art
youth, and he a man of war frot
yoatn." David, not boastiogly,
with confidence in himself, told
King how he had slain a lion
bear that had attacked his father's s
and he felt sure that he could dc
same for the Philistine, "seeing
hath defied the armies of the 1
God." David said moreover.
Lord (Jobovah) that delivered me
of the paw of the lion, and out o
paw of the bear, he will deliver m<
of the hand of this Philistine."
He had cast himself upon his G
it was His cause that he represent
Eis honor was at stake. His i
that must be vindicated in presenc
both friend and foe. -It was a cri
hour for Israel. If defeated
national life would be broken if
undone. To-conquer now, meant
establish men t of thek i 3 g d o m, and
triumph of the worship of the '
God. as against the false god
Philistia. With the eye of inspira
and the intuition of genius, ail
flashed upon David, as he professed
faith io the God of bis fathers, and
counted those deeds of valor upon wi
he founded his title to be called
considered! a man, worthy to reprei
Io presence of such splendid fa
such undaunted courage. Saul could
sty *KJO, and the Lord te with thee
For bis "protection. Saul dad Da
in bis armor, but the unaccustoc
weight and constraint of. such a si
embarrassed him, and he put them of
saying, "I cannot go with these, fe
have not proved them."
In the simple dress of a sheph<
boy, with only his sling in his hat
David went forth. In crossing i
brook, he selected five smooth, rout
water-worn stones, which he placed
his bag, and went on to meet the gi?
What a moment that was. There,
either side, stood the opposing fore?
resting on their arms. Far in advao
of the exultant Philistines loomed i
the immense figure of Goliath, thc
champion. Opposite them were tl
serried but silent and cowed ranks
Israel, intently watching the youtbf
Sgure of their champion, with nothii
but a sling in bis hand, going up tl
nil! to meet that imposing colossus, ch
io shining mail, shaking his spe?
iiaodle, large as a weaver's beam, ac
girt about with a sword so heavy as to I
useless to an ordinary man. Surely
?vas an unequal combat-surely if tb
battle be always to the strong, and th
race to the swift, if Providence is alwaj
in the side of the largest men and th
heaviest battalions, then let David bc
?are, for his doom is upon him, and hi
faith and courage will not avail hit
DOW. But the Philistine-he ^annc
make this thing out. ? boy with
sling in his hand comisg to accept hi
challenge. He disdained him, corse*
him by the name of his gods, wanted t
know if he was a dog that David sboul<
some against him with a sling, an?
wound up in his contemptuous anger b;
inviting bim "Come to me, and
?ill give thy flesh unto the fowls of tin
air. and to the wild beasts of the field.'
David answered, ''Thou comest ti
me with a sword and with a spear, anc
with a shield, bot I come to thee in th<
name of Jehovah of Sabaoth, the Got
of the armies of Israel, whom thoa basi
defied. This day will the Lord delivei
thee into mine band ; and I will smite
thee, and take thine head from thee ;
and I will give the carcases of the host
of the Philistines this day unto the
fowls of the air, and to the wild beast?
of the earth ; that all the earth may
know that lhere is a God in Israel. And
ail this assembly shall know that the
Lord savetb not with sword and spear :
for the battle is the Lord's, and be wiil
give you into our hands."
A big contract, this, little David, a
splendid defiance indeed, enough to
"stir a fever in the blood of age. and
make even the infant sinews strong as
steel," bot thou must be very sure that
thou standest and speakest in the name
of God and as His champion, or else,
surely, tby first boast shall be thy la^t !
No such doubts or fears disturbed
bim. Armed with the panoply of God,
overshadowed by the Almighty wings
of protection, shielded by invisible but
mighty hosts, the messengers of Jeho?
vah, David ran to meet the advanoing
Philistine. As be ran, he put a band
in bis bag, took thence a stone, adjusted
it in his sling, and then, steadying him?
self, with practised arm, be waved bis
circling weapon thrice in the air, and
let it go ! Singing as it went, the stone
struck the giant fair io the forehead,
fracturing the bone and all but burying
itself. Wildly throwing up bis bands,
Goliath fell prone upon the ground, face
downward, literally "stone dead."
Fart of the youthful champion^
mise had been fulfilled, but no
Therefore he ran to the prostrate P
tine, and drawing out his great s
from its sheath, David emote ol
head and held it up that all might
that the giant was dead indeed
mighty shout went up from the me
Israel as they realized the troth, i
fear seized upon the Philistines
they fled, pursued by the Israel
host, who cut them down by thone
as they flew for shelter tc the for
cities of Gath and Ekron.
David seems to have taken no pa
this slaughter. Hts work was
when he had slain the obampioi
single combat. Taking tho hugh
of Goliath by its gory locks? the s
herd boy went back across the brno
wards his rome. Abner, Isr
general, took him_ thus, and cai
hint before the King. Is it so that
King did not recognize his former h
er and armor-bearer. Had a
months of pastoral life and the cb?
of clothing from the soft raimei
them that' are in king's houses, to
rough garment of the shepherd, n
such a difference in his appear;
that be failed to recollect him ?
any rate, the King said to t
"Whose son art thou, yoong m
And David answered, "I am tbe so
thy servant Jesse, the Betblehemite,
so woold have goue on back to bis hi
and bis sheep, but it was not so to
It was here and on account of th:s I
the "soul of Jooathao was knit to
BOUI of David, and .Jonathan loved
as his own soul." And Saul took i
that day, and woold let him go no rn
home to bis father's house, and s
set him over his men of war, a fitt
reward for his gallant deed in
&in??fjeyes; bot it was the potent
casion of mach of the suffering t
5j|yid bad to endure io after years,
is time, my comrades and brethren,
turn from this description to a few
the practical lessons. Which the incid?
. All bf;us, my friends, are engaged ii
spiritual warfare, in the sight of Gi
and lu presence of spiritual hosts, I
armies ^heaven and of h ell, who
geth?r constitute the great cloud of w
coses that encompass us urountl. 1
of us are soldiers-unless we? a
shirkers-either of the Lord of Hoi
or of His and our adversary, the dev
Whatever may be the Divin? parpe
in potting us here, abd al owing us
live, no man can deny that his brea
is a battlefield where two. op pos ii
forces meet, and where they seldom rei
We are conscious of the voice of G<
within us, " ^pealing to and eocoura
ing us to do the right, speak the tro
and follow that which is good ; while tl
same voice warns us against and ei
treats us not to do the wrong, nor spas
lies, nor follow after evil. We are coi
scions also of a something within us.tfat
urges the other way, that puts evil an
wrong-doing before us often ;o beautif;
and attractive lights, that persuades t
sometimes to pretend that the pleasure
of sin are enjoyable, aod therefore tbs
it is vain to serve God, or to follow an
other coarse than that which our appe
tites and passions dictate, or oar indi
Dations and wishes solicit. But it i
worthy of notice that when we listen t
the divine Voice and and obey, we bav
peace, and that when we turn away fron
or refuse to heed it, while yielding t
the other voice calling us to sin agaius
God, there is no peace. This consti
tates at once both our .moral responsi
bility, and is the theatre of nearly al
the battles of the soul that we have t<
JNot only so, but there comes to mee
each one of us, in mortal combat, it
presence of this great cloud of witnesses,
and of the Lord of Hosts, oar rightfal
King ; a mighty giant, armor-clad and
boastful-our besetting sin. In one,
he takes the form of love of power-and
then we cali him Ambition. In anotbet
he takes the form of love of money-and
tben we call bim Avarice. In another
be is a tyrant, dragging the soul in sen?
sual sin, obedience to depraved appe?
tites, slavery to fleshly lasts, making its
victim a corrupter of the characters
of his associates, a poisonous exha?
lation tainting the moral atmosphere,
and spreading its loathfulness on all
around. In another he is Envy-jeal?
ousy, hate, malice ; gangrenous ulcers
on the soul, that unless purged or cut
out and east away, are as certain to eat
out the life of the soul, as gangrane is
sure to poison the blood and destroy the
life of the body.
Knowing this to be so, bow shall we
meet this* enemy and prevail ? With
what weapons shall we arm ourselves
what protection shall we seek to place
aroand us as we go forth to the certain
but unequal combat ?
Brethren, there is but one only power
on whom we may rely-o?je only armor
with which to invest ourselves-one
only Protector under the shadow of
whose wings we are safe
David lifted above bim the simple
shield of faith in the invisible God
that sovereign Protector we ali have,
unseen, but forever, at hand-while
Saul wanted him to add to that the
weight and constraint of an armor to
which he was wholly unaccustomed.
Fortunately for bim, he found out its
cumbersomeness before he- went very far
-and he pot it off. Happy the soul that
io the spiritual warfare Sods out early
that the world's armor is unfit for a
child of God ; a delusion and snare to
the pilgrim seeking the better country,
that is the heavenly ; a weight opoo the
racer running towards the goal for the
fadeless crown ; a vain dependence for
the soldier fighting for God, enlisted
under the banner of the King of kings, i
the Lord of lords.
There is no more pitiful sight in all
this world thao a human soul, enfoldiog
within itself the gerai of immortal!
casting away the panoply of God for
armor of this world, whose wisdon
foolishness, and whose strength is m
ness, when measured by the unerri
eye of Him, who is God over t
blessed for ever. The world's wisd
seems so wise-it gives it out that
right way to do is to proceed on
principle of every man for himself
to get ahead of others by means fair
foul-is to use men as long as one <
for one's advancement, and then c
them away-is to scheme, and spr<
slanderous reports, and place upon
tions the worst possible constructs
and undermine, and insinuate, and
every manner render obnoxious, th>
wbo stand, or seem to stand, in I
way of one's progress, lt refuses
recognize universal man as our b
tber, and every needy man as <
neighbor ; it laughs at the notion
loving our neighbor as ourselves, and
dong unto others as we would th
should do unto us ; it teaches us
amass for self, instead of distributing
our own to help them who are in wo;
case than ourselves ; it would have
find enjoyment in ministering, and g
ting others to minister, to ourselvi
rather than in ministering to them, a
finding genuine pleasure therein.
These things weld around those th
practice them, an armor of selfishne:
hardness and unbrotherliness, that d
qualify them from knowing God or e
tering His kingdom : of sharp aod ev
dishonest competition, which is large
responsible for the condition of thin
now existing, and has made more ban
rupts in fortune and character, than ?
other agencies combined; of cupidi
and greed which has driven tbousan
to desperation, and peopled Christe
dom with beggars and bomb-thrower
with the hopelessly poor, and the rec
lessly violent, seeking to overtui
government in the frantic hope tb
something better may emerge : and ye
in face of the fast multiplying facts th
these thiugs are so, met? of reputed it
telligence, religious men, Christian mei
professing belief io the morality of ti
Sermon on the Mount, and having Bi
for an example of godly life, who saic
<kLove one another as I have loved yoa,
and who for love of us men and for ot
salvation, became obedient unto deatl
even the death of the Cross. Even H\
followers are found flying straight in th
face of their Lord and His teaching
and justifying themselves OD tbe groun
that it is the way of the world, and tba
to fight the battle of life successfully on
mnst dose bis ears to the voice of cot
science, and barden his heart agains
God's commandments, and treat Hi
Word with contempt.
Did ever any one bear an argumen
more satisfactory to the powers of he]
than this ? Was there ever a complete
instance of surrender to the Evil One
and a treating of this world as bis
more entire than this?
Why, my friends, it represents \
dreadful eclipse of faith, a frightful for
saking of the principles of a godly life, i
monstrous desertion of the standard o
the true God by them who in name,
and by inheritance and profession are
enlisted under His banner. It is an
invitation to the arch enemy to come
and rule over us. It is as if David bad
gone out to meet Goliath all encumbered
with Saul's armor, aod running into his
arms, and saying, "Take me, clad as I
am in the armor of my king, bearing bis
name and signet on my helmet aod
breast-plate, professing allegiance to
bim as my earthly sovereign, and to
God as roy heavenly king-yet, take
me, bear me away in triumph to the
army of which you are the champion,
let me kiss the hand of your king in
token of my submission ; let me koeel
before your false gods, and become a
hateful idolater and image worshipper
a traitor to my king, an apostate from
But how different, in reality, was bis
action. "Thou comest to me with
sword, and shield, and spear. 1 come
to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts,
the God of the armies of Israel, whom
thou hast defied ''
Yes ! my friends, this must ever be
the attitude of the believer in God; this
must always characterize the answer of
them, who wheo tempted to do wrong,
to go back from promises and vows, and
to desert the teachings of God's eternal
truth, raise supplicating voice to the
throne of grace, and take their stand
upou the Everlasting Rock, holding
them fast by God. Lay aside the
treacherous armor of the world, take up
the simple weapons of faith, and prayer,
and trust, and in the name and strength
of the God of battles, go forth to meet
the foe. If He be for us, who can be
against us? If God be on our side, we
need not fear what man can do unto us.
But unless He covers our head iu the
day of spiritual conflict, all the world's
armor cannot save us, and all our sup?
posed strength shall prove but more
than iofaotiie weakness.
lu like manner, in the hour of sore
temptation, of unusual assault by our
besetting sin, when we feel the desire to
resist, but lack the power, because so
often we have yielded, as the giant, dis?
dainful now, and sure of his prey, comes
on, oh ! for once, in the consciousness
of utter and confessed weakness, in the
absolute abandonment of self, in the
trembling earnestness of one who feels
the power within of past remorse and
present sin, cast yourself on God, and
claim His promise, Say :
' On Thee alone my stay I place,
All human help rejecting;
Relying on Thy sovereign grace,
Thy eoverigo aid expecting.
I rest upon Thy sacred word,
That Thou'lt repel him not, O Lord,
Who to Thy mercy fleeth."
Say this, with the soul-stirring ear?
nestness of one whose more than mor
tal life is at stake, and experience
how true it is that God's grace is suffi?
cient for us, aod that His strength is
made perfect in our weakness.
Brethren ! God's faithfulness becomes
a matter of assurance to us by personal
experience of it. It comes to us as the
result of making trial of it, not io the
spirit of the unbelieving critic, but of
the trustful child obeyiog its father's
caressing command-obedience, the first
duty of soldier in spiritual as in martial
warfare. Gan I not persuade some of
you-even one of you, to follow David's
example, and conduct the battle of life,
and the face to face fight against tempta?
tion without and corruption within OD the
line laid down in his splendid accept?
ance of the giant's challenge. "I come
to thee in the name of the Lord of Hosts,
the God of the armies of Israel, whom
thou hast defied." Try it, make it your
motto, let all the world know that you
rest your faith on God, and that you
purpose living your life and shaping
your conduct by His holy will and com?
mandments. It may not be easy, but it
will be easier than the yoke of the
world. It. may not be light, but it will
be lighter than the burden of a guilty
conscience and a soul stricken with re?
morse. You may have to wage unceas?
ing warfare, but better that than a sin
stained life, and a death-bed from which
the angel of hope has wioged its reluct?
Aod the end, how inspiring, how be?
yond the power of language to express!
Th3fgiants overthrown aod beheaded
by the mighty sword of the Spirit-the
victor carried before the King, aod wel?
comed aod crowned, aod made partner
of His throne. A re-union with the
loved and lost in a land where partings
are no more, where sorrow and tears
find no place, where there is no more
need to keep watch, for it is home, and
no more calls to battle because there
warfare is forever ended, and swords
are forever sheathed.
And round and round in ever widen?
ing circles stand the shining armies of
"There is the throoe of David,
And there from care released,
The shouts of them that triumph,
The song of them that feast.
And they who with their leader,
Hare conquered in the fight,
Forever and forever
Are clad in robes of white."
* The sense, of safety, the sweetness
of rest, the joy of victory, all will be
oor's, and looking back upon it ail we
The prize, the prize secure !
The warrior nearly fell.
Bore all be could endure,
And bore not always well.
But he may smile at troubles gone,
Who sets the victor's garland on.
Major C. S. Gadsden, President of
the Northeastern Railroad.
Tbe announcement was made yester?
day that Major C. S. Gadsden, of Charles?
ton, bad been elected tc the presidency
of the Northeastern Railroad, which bas
recently been left vacant by the death of
Mr. A. F. Ravenel. Capt. H. Walters,
of the Atlantic Coast Line system, who
gave the information, said that Mn j.
Gadsden's election waa made last Mon?
day. He also said that Maj. Gadsden
would still bold bis present position
as superindent of the Charleston and Savan?
nah railway Company.
It is but a simple statement of facts to
say that no appointment that could have j
been made would have given greater
satisfaction. No man in South Carolina
enjoys a greater share of the esteem and !
respect of his fellow citizens than does
Maj. C. S. Gadsden. He has wide ex?
perience as a railroad man, he possesses
recognized executive ability and be will
discbarge tbe duties of his new office
with the ability which bas characterized
his administration of all other duties
which have heretofore been imposed on j
Major Gadsden bas been connected ;
with the Charleston and Savannah Rail
way company ever since its formation, j
Before tbe war, when the road was first !
projected, Major Gadsden was the engi
oeer in charge of the survey and con- |
struction of the line. He held ibis po- !
sition with the company when it was the
Charleston and Savannah Railroad and
subsequently when it was the Savannah
and laurieston Road. In 1877 or 1878
Maj. Gadsden returned to tbe road's
employ and became its engineer of mo?
tive power, and then in a sbert time he
was made superintendent, a position which be*
has held ever since.
Tbe officials and employes of both the
Northeastern and tbe Charleston and I
Savannah companies are delighted with
the choice, the former because of tbe I
happy selection which bas been made,
and the latter because an additional
honor has been conferred upon Maj.
Gadsden without removing him from
their road. Tbe people of Charleston
will learn of the election of Maj. Gadsden to
to the presidency of the Northeastern with
unqualified approval.-Nines and Courier,
Jan. 10. !
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Vick's Floral Guide, 1894.
It contains descriptions that descibe, not |
mislead; illustrations that instruct, not exag- j
gerate. This year it comes to us in a suit of j
gold. Printed in eight different colors ;
besides black. Colored plates of Chrysan?
themums, Poppies and Vegetables. On the
front cover is a very exquisite bunch of Vick's
New White Branching Aster and on the back
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A dispatch from Birmingham sa j s "Capt.
R. F. Kolb and P. G. Bowman recently
attended the silver congress io Washington,
where, it is said, Bowman announced that the
Kolbites had arranged to secure $150,000
to conduct the campaign in Alabama, and
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to guard the polls and enforce their rights "
This dispatch aiso says "Capt. Kolb bas re?
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bas a political significance."
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Whig and Observer
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