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THK DARK GETHSEMANE HOUR
Matthew 26:36 40? November 20
Tee Sea of Mas w bclmytd info the hand*
af tieeer?."? V. f|.
HFTER the Master and his disci
plea, aa Jews, had celebrated the
Passover Supper ami after he
had subsequently Instituted the Me?
morial of bis death with the bread aud
the cup, aud after Judas had gone out
to betray aim. Jesua and the remain
gag eieren left the upper room in Jeru?
salem, crossed the city to the gate and
thence crossed the Valley Kedron and
ascended the sloping side of Mt. Olivet
toward the Garden of Gethsemane.
The word Gethsemane signifies oil
proas. Tradition has it that this Gar?
den belongs t to the family of which
tie Apostles John end James were
members, am. that for this reason the
Lord and bis disciples were privileged
to fool themselves at borne there. St.
Mark, the writer of one of the Gos?
pels, but not one of the Apostles. Is
credited wltb having been a member
of the same family. One of the ac?
counts of the srrest of the Master tells
f?m%t amongst those who followed after
ham waa a young man wrapped wltb
n sheet and who fled naked when some
of the bead ittempted to lay
of him That yonng man. tradi?
tion says, years afterwards wss known
an St Mark
The Journey to Gethsemane
This was the most memorable night
of the Master's experience, lie knew
perfectly the meaning of every feature
of the Passover. He knew that he was
the Lamb of God. antitypicaUy, whose
death was to be accomplished on the
Hollowing day by crucifix loo. Tet bis
thoughts were for his dear disciples.
Bo must give them final words of en?
couragement and instruction. And so
he did. Three chapters of St John s
Gospel record the Incidents of the in
tsrvening time between the leaving of
She upper room sod the striving at
Qothsemane. the place of the oil-press.
"And Judas also, who betrayed him.
the place, for Jesus ofttlmeo re
thither with his disciples'* (Jobn
s\ w 2). In St John xlv the Master
told bis disciples shout the piece be
would go to prepare for them, but that
he would send the Spirit of Truth to
be their Comforter end It would sbow
them things to come. In the fifteenth
chapter be gave them the parable of
the Vine and the Branches and as?
sured them that no longer should tbey
ho servants, but friends. "For all
things that I have beard of my Father
I have made known unto you." In the
sixteenth cbspter be explsined to them
that persecutions must be expected. If
they wiuld share his sufferings snd
ho proper*d to share his glory.
A Bftss volle snd tbey would not
one him; then sgsln s little while snd
Shey would see him. The entire pe?
rl ou of kgt absence, from the Divine
stand point as com pa red to eternity,
woukl be but s little while. Then, by
virtue of the resurrection "change."
would see him. bees nee made
blm. "In tbe world ye shall have
itlon; but he of good cheer; I
have overcome tbe world" These
things 1 have given unto you that in
goo ye might have peace." In tbe
17th chapter la recorded his wonderful
I J7SJttJOajs/rsuo^>ttW FtTBUAWES'-H
U/jrnw. LEXvrsoTME ejoht near the<
lyer to the Father on l>ehuif of bis
followers?not for tbe Apostles only.
Tout for all those si so who would be?
harre on blm through their word.
In tbe Qsrdon of Qothsemane
Thus discoursing they reached the
Garden, or olive-yard, where the press
gor extracting the oil from the olives
was located. Somewhere near the en
trance etgbt of the dlsclplce were bid
4eo to reidbln watching while Jesus,
with tbe specially beloved Peter.
James and Jobn. went a little further.
And then, realising the impossibility
oa* even his dearest friends appreclat
tag his sorrowful condition, be went
etil I further alone to speak to the Fa?
ther Tbe dlsclplcM. perplexed, as
nonnded. by the things that they had
heard from his lips, did not compre
the true situation. They evl
ttly thought thst there must still
something paraUdic in his titter
fgg. They would Indeed watch with
him. but tbey were v. nry and sank
tnto slumber Tbe spirit was willing,
hut tbe flesh wss weak.
If some hgve nuerled why the
Msster preferred t?? be alone In
prayer so frequently. Hal ans wer
Is. "I have trodden the wine press
>; snd of the people there was
with me" (Isaiah I x HI. ftt.
Honesty needs no pains to set It
self off.? Bdward Moore.
Uli disciple* nnd followers loved
bill) dearly. Still be was alone, be
cuuse be alone bad been bogottSfl of
the holy Spirit. His folio Wen could Dot
feel so blessed nor be spirit-begotten
until after his sacrifice had beeu f'.n
lshed nor until he WOQld appear in the I
presence of God for them to apply hi*
merit Imputedly lo them, to permit
them to Join with him sacrlticially in
' the sufferings of "ds pfftODt litre,
that they ?night si \re with him ulso
In the glories to fid o\v.
St. Peter, referring to the foregoing
experience of our Lord, declares tbitt
' he offered up strong crying and tears
unto him tlint was able to save him
from death and was heard in respeet
It that which he feared. Why did be I
fear? Do not all humanity face death,
and some of them with great courage
and some wHh bravado? Ah. there Is
a vast difference between the Master's
standpoint nnd ours as respects death
j We were born dying. We never knew
! perfect life. We have always known
that there Is no escape from death. It
Wf?O?U) YB NOT WsTCH WTTH ME ONE VBUiC
WATCH AND PRAY.LC5TTB BnYXTBmKHM
was different with him His expert
ences on the spirit plane before com?
ing Into the world were ail in asso?
ciation with life, perfection of life.,
"In Mm was life'*?uncontumlnated.
because he was holy, harmless, unde?
fined and separate from slnuers; bis
life came not from Adam
He knew that In his perfection be
had a right to life. If he would live
In perfect accordance with the Divine
requirements. But he knew slso that
by special Covenant with God. "a
Covenant by sacrifice." be had agreed
to the surrender of all his earthly
rights and to allow bis life to be taken
J from blm. The Father had promised
him a great reward of glory, honor
and Immortality through resurrection
from the dead, but this was dependent
upon hi* absolute obedience in every
particular?In word, in thought, in
deed. The question was. Had he been
absolutely loyal to God in every partic?
ular? If not death would mean to him
an eternal extinction of being, not only
the loss of heavenly glory promised as
a reward, but the loss of everything.
Can we wonder that be did uot uu
derstand? The hour seemed so dark,
and he said. "My soul is exceeding
sorrowful." Fie knew that he was to
die. He knew that death was neces?
sary. But here. now. looming up be
fore him on the morrow was a shame i
ful execution as a blasphemer, as a
criminal, as a violator of Divine law
Could it be possible tint in anything,
even slightly, he had taken to himself
the honor due to the Father? Could H
be possible that In any degree he had
held back, even In his mind, from
full obedience to the Father's will'.'
Did this crucifixion as a criminal pos
sihly mean the loss of Divine fa vor V
Was it necessary that he should die
thus? Might uot this cup of ignominx
pass? So he pruyed in a great agouy
And although the older Greek mann
scripts do not contain the statement
that he sweat great drops of blood,
medical science tells us that such an
experience would not have been at
all impossible lu a nervous, strained,
mental agony. But we note the beau
tlful simplicity of the statement, with
which his prayer concluded?"Never
theless. my Father, not my will, but
thy will, be done."
How childlike and beautiful the
faith and trust, even amidst strenuous
agitation! St. Paul says that he was
heard In the thing which he feared
How? God's answer came by angelic
bauds. An angel appeared and tniuis
1 tered to htm?ministered to his ueces
! slty. Are they not all ministering
spirits. i?ent forth to minister to those
I who shall be heirs of salvation?" (He
brews 1. 14.) We are not iuformed in
what words this heavenly ministry
wns expressed to the Master in bis
lowliness and sorrow, but we do know
that It must havo been with full as
surauce of the Heavenly Father's fa
j vor and sympathy and love. He was
heard in resi>ect to the things which
he feared. He received the assurance
that he was well pleasing to the Fa
thei; that he had been faithful to his
Covenant, and that he would have the
"Bsbold the Lamb of God"
From that moment onward the Ma?
ter was the calmest of all who had
any association with the great events
of that night nnd the following day.
Officers, servants, Sanhedrin. priests,
llenal and his men of war. Pilate and
bis soldiers, ami the shouting rabble
all were excited, all wero distressed.
Jesus only was calm. This was be?
cause he had the Father's assurance
that all was well between them. As
I this blessed assurance gave the Mns
ter eeejragO, *o his follow ers llnCS have
found that. 'If God be for us. who
n he against us':" If we bars the
pen e of te d ruling In our hearts. It
! Is tteyond all human comprehension.
Purpose dtrOOtl eiuruy and ,?ur
I puss m ikes energy.?Farkhourst.
Judas the Ungrateful Apostate
Tb? world is lull of sadly disap?
pointing character*, In u*any things
we all fail. Seitishness, meanness,
perversity, pride, etc., mark tlie hu?
man family most woefully. But
withal can anyone find anything more
reprehensible than the Ingrute who
would betray ids best friend?
The world is of one opinion respect?
ing such characters as that of Judas
And although lie is a Doted exutuple
he L< by no means an exception; I here
are many. Home ol them live today.
But whoever can See the meanness of
such a disposition with a reasonably
good focus will surely be saved from
manifesting such a character, however
iuean night be bis disposition. The
man who could sell his Muster for thir?
ty pieces of silver is jtistly in contempt
with all humanity. Nor was it merely
the thirty pieces that Influenced the In
grate. Uuther it was pride lie had
thought to be associated with the Mas?
ter Iii an earthly throne. He had set
his faith upon this expectation Now
that same Master expluined more fully
that the throne was not yet fa sight;
that it belongs to an age to follow this,
and was to be given only to those who
should prove themselves loyal and
faithful unto death In the mind of
Judas the matter took not the wisest
and best wuy. Holding the Great
Teacher in contempt* the deceived one
probably Intended that the delivery
should be merely a temporary one?a
lesson to tlx? Master not to talk that
way, not to carry matters too far?au
Incentive to him. compelling him to
exert his power for the resistance
of those who sought his life and thus,
in SJggltlng himself, muke good to his
disciples the share in the Kingdom
which he had promised or. failing of
this, to wreck the entire project. Alas,
the lovo of money, the love of power
puff up and make delirious some who
become intoxicated with ambition.
How necessary that ull the Lord's fol?
lowers remember the messuge. "He
that hum biet 11 himself shall be exalted
and he that exalteth himself shall he
abased!" Humble yourselves, there?
fore, under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you In due time"
(I Peter v. 6).
An Open Qiver.
Harold's father was In the habit of
giving $1 a Sunday to the church.
This was put in a numbered envelope
In the collection plate and the amount
credited to him on the church books.
Mr. T. was away for the summer and
on bis return Inclosed bis arrears In
the envelope and Intrusted It to Har?
old to put on the plate. When the lit?
tle hoy came home from church be
eald proudly. "I put an awful lot of
money on the plate this morning?
morn'n anybody else. 1 guess."
"You got the envelope there all
right?" asked his father carelessly, for
Harold bad been almost afraid to car?
ry so much money.
"Oh. yea." he said, "but I took the
envelope off when I got there and Just
put the money on the plate in my
hand. Nobody 'd have known how
much 1 guve If I'd left it in the en?
The natives of certain portions of
south central Africa, says the Duchess
of Aosta in Harper's Weekly, look on
the death of an elephant as an event.
They attach an almost religious uspect
to It. "As soon as the animal stalked
is stretched out on the ground the
hunters climb u[mju the huge, still
warm body and there perform a dance,
gesticulating aud shaking their guns,
accompanied by u sort of lituny, in
which they extol the animal and his
qualities, his strength, his size, his
cunning; thou they praise the skill of
the hunter, his prompt eye, his accu?
rate shot. And this song Is just mur?
mured as if they were afraid that if
they raised their voices they would
attract the curse of the spirit which
has just left the anliuul and Is still
floating round him."
How Parchment Came to Be Used.
When the literary Jealousy of the
Egyptians caused them to stop the sup?
ply of papyrus, the king of Pergamos,
a city lu Asia Minor. Introduced the
use of sbeepeklo in a form called,
from the place of its Invention, perga
moun. whence our word parchment is
believed to be derived. Vellum, a finer
article, made from culfskln. was also
used. Many of the books done on vel?
lum in the middle ages were tran?
scribed by monks, and often It took
years to complete u single copy.
"I'm after the gas bill."
"Gee: My husbund forgot to leave
the check?lie's Just gone."
"Are you sure he forgot to leave it?"
"Yes; he told me so Just as he went."
On# of Many.
"Then you think you won no perma
nent place in her heartT'
"I'm Just a notch on her parasol ban
die: that Is all."? Louisville Courier
Your achievement wdll never rise
higher than your faith.
Knows What's Coming.
Hewitt-Gruet is discharged about
every Saturday night. Jewett?Yes.
during the week lie feels as if he were
between two tires ? New York Press.
Nothing is law that is not reason.?
Sir John Powell.
A Legal View.
"The Bible says that no man can
sei re two masters."
"Yes. That's probably the llrst law
against bigamy over put down.**?
Nothing Is more disgraceful than
Insln ?< i it w Cicero,
PEE DEE BtTNCH OF YOUNG?
STERS IM.W A GRITTY, BIT
McFadden Ploys a star Game?Flor?
ence Man Knocket! Senseless?
Scmv |i) to 0. U
The Florence Presbyterian High
si hool played a gritty but a losing
game Friday afternoon on the base?
ball grounds when they went up
against the Game Cocks of Sumter,
; id although they lost, there was
not an inch of ground that Bumter
n de tint was not stubbornly con
ted for by the Pee Dee boys.
The gam'1 was to have commenced
at 3:80, but it was somewhat after
that wh? n the referee lirst blew his
whistle and Florence kicked off to
the home hoys who received and
ear-led the ball for a good gain.
Fr? m this time on Bumter was on
the offensive and showed up strong.
while Florence, although they fought
hard could not prevent them fr<im
con Istently making the required dis?
tance in thr? ? down*, only in the
first three 'inters did Bumter fall
to make tin lr distance while Flor?
ence did not do so but once, they
frequently resorting to kicking to
save their goal. Bumter only kick
el three times and these were all in
the last quarter, excepting one. For
Florence there was little Interference
and the Bumter hoys repeatedly got
through the line and threw the man
With the ball for gains. Florence
only pot through Sumter's line a
couple <? times causing losses for
Bumter. The home boys played with
snap end accuracy, and the Florence
team ma le no fumbles on their side.
The mahine work of the Sumter boys
showed fine, probably because of the
rounding into shape of the new play?
ers from their hard practice ami
their harded games.
There was no cold footedness shown
by the men on either side, for both
teams fought to w in and it was not be?
cause of Florence's poor playing that
the Sumter team won but because
of the team work of the Game Cocks
being superior. Sumter showed up
a little heavier and faster than their
opponents, while the Florence team
showed up better knowledge of their
signals and less tendency to fumble.
The game was''as follows:
Florence kicked off to Sumter
who lost the baii on downs. Florence
failed to make distance and punted
outside, being penalized fifteen yards
for failure to punt the required dis?
tance. The quarter ended with the
hall on the forty yard line with Sum?
ter making consistent gains through
During the whole game both teams
resorted to straight football, save
when Sumter tried a trick play and
Florence tried the double pass both
of which proved Ineffective ground
gainers. The second quarter opened
with the ball still in Sumter's pos?
session on the forty yard line and it
was carried oxer the goal in straight
line bucks and end runs. Moise
kicked goal. Sumter then again re?
ceived the kick-off and again car?
ried the ball straight forward to
Win iti one yard of the goal line
where they were held for downs.
Florence attempted a fake play but
Burns caught the man xvith the ball
before he moved from his tracks and
carried him back of line for safety.
The ball xvas put Into play on the
forty yard line and with straight
football tactics \xas carried over th"
goal by Sumter when there was thirty
seconds more to play and Molse again
! During the third quarter Sumter
kicked to Florence who failed to
make tin ir distance an kicked. Sum?
ter failed to make their distance and
kicked. The Fee Dee hoys tried the
same tactics but the ball was blocked
by Burns and. rebounding behind
the goal line was recovered by Bid
dall, making the third touchdown of
the game and the score 19 to 0,
which was unchanged during the rest
, of the game for Moise failed to kick
goal. After this the ball seesawed
hack and forth. At one time Flor?
ence kicked and recovered the ball
and then kicked again, carrying the
ball within five yards of Sumter's
K<?al line, but Bumter resorted to
kicking and the ball xvas sent far out
of danger, the Florentines never get?
ting another chain*' to score. The
game ended \xith the ball on Flor
enee s twenty yard line xxith Sumter
in possession and making good gains.
inning the tirst quarter and Im?
mediately after the tirst kick-oft"
Ulllesple was knocked out senseless
for several minutes, hut he was able
?" continue the game after that time.
I >n the other hand Moise for Sumter
xxas repeatedly laid out but he con
\ tlnued tin game however. There
! were no serious injuries to any of
' the players and it is probable that all
1 them x\ ill be able to be in the
next game a greek from now.
j For Florence Glllespie, Kllgo, Brun
I son, R., D, Mein tyre, played good
ball, while for Sumter the particular
stars were McFadden, who made re
) peated gains through the line, an I
Moise whose choice" of opening and
j t anning x\as spectacular si times, and
Wilton Shaxv. who played n tine di
fensix fame at end. The whole
team played good ball and showed
Itself In fine trim, although it is prob?
able that, with B full line-up. there
would have been ;> larger score made.
The llne-Up was:
For Bumter: Center, Burns; I.
guard, Ervin Shaw; r. guard, Reaves;
l. tackle, Blddall; r. tackle, Robert
Haynsworth; l. end, Wilson Bhaw; I
r. end, Nash; q, back, Jones; i. la. t
hack, DeLorme; r. h. back, Snolse; f.
Florence, Kilgo, (captain*, r. h. I
back; lldertonl 1. h. hack; McClel
lan. foil hack; c Brunson, center;
Btackley, r. g.; Carmlchael, 1. g.-.
Bailey, 1. t.; McKenzie, r. t.; l> M -
Intyre. 1. e.; 11. Mclntyre, r. e.; R.
Brunson, q. b.
Referee, Dr. B. P. DuRant Umpire
ii. P. Moses. Timekeeper. H. C. Par
rott, lb-ad linesman. H. A. Moses.
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The first case In the Recorder's
court Baturda was that of tHe city
against T. C. BcafCe for violating
the awning ordinance. He pleaded
guilty to th<- charge and paid B tin
John i >a\ is was tried in hli si
Bend and found guilty of r ting "i
the sidewalk at a forbldd? D l I
and was fined |1.
j, c. Burrows and j. h. Qrad
a/ere up for lighting in King's ( igai
Store. The evidente showed that
Qrady had started the fracas and
that P.urrows only acted in self de
fense. (Irady was accordingly lined
$5 for disturbance of the peace, and
Burrows was allowed to go free,
with the warning that he must in
the future be more careful in the
choice of post cards he sends to hia
friends, a post card being the cause
of the row.
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