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Superlatives are dangerous and the
super-superlative is an impossibility.
The frequent use of the superlative
brings discredit upon the speaker and
works an injustice upon th$» actual
though comparative value of the
truths under consideration. It is
therefore only after careful Consid
eration that the present them« has
been selected, namely, the- supreme
task of the Church.
In the multitude of life's great and
compelling purposes can we say that
any one of them is most important?
Can we name any one aim as the
inspiring and directing factor in all
that we sincerely undertake? When
we say that the Church is in the
greatest business that can possibly
challenge the thought, love and loy
alty of men and women, what do we
Certainly, the Church should go
everywhere should be helpfully in
terested in the widely varied activities
and experiences of everybody should
foster every good cause and endeavor
to suppress the devices of wicked
men should seek to establish knowl
edge, justice, prosperity and peace in
all the earth. AH this necessitates a
program of positive righteousness
that shall be no respecter of persons
and that shall have a community in
ter-relationshlp. However, the great
est task of the Church must be indi
vidualistic. We reach people, even
in the throng, by separate points of
contact. It Is so in politics, it is so
in business, it must be so in the
DJS" go
Supreme Task of Christian Church
(Rev. Gay Charles White, Watertown
Methodist Church.) ^r
The superlative person" is Jesus
Christ. There are multitudes of great
and good men but there is only one
Christ. He stands alone in the gran
deur and beauty of this -character, in*
the loveliness of his life of ^fellow
ship and sacrifice. To make "Christ
king in every life, that is the super
lative task of the Church. All else
will follow. Peace, prosperity, jus
tice, knowledge of good and evil, all
these conditions inhere in the char
acter of Jesus. These are not en
couraging days for the advancement
of ordinary kingship but these are
the best days in all the world for the
advancement of kingliness among all
men. It can only come through Jesus
Christ. It is a slow process, but we
have made it needlessly slow. 'The
Lord delays His coming because He
will not take the strongholds of the
soul by storm. Holman Hunt, wben
asked why he placed the latch on
the inner side of the door in his
master "painting, "Behold I stand at
the door and knock," replied, "I meant
it sot" Jesus can stand at the door
and ask for a place of central In
fluence in tiur lives but He cannot, en
ter unless we open the door and let
"Him in.
"He drew me with the cords of love
that 1b the .great rock of offense. No
prophet in the Church is wise enough
to say how the stone is to be rolled
away. -,
Sunday School Plays Part.
In our program of individual devel
opment the Sunday school plays a
most important part. In early, mid
dle and later childhood Christ should
be enthroned in the expanding life.
With the six year old play is the
dominant factor. Let him learn of
Jesus through his play. Let him play
ito some purjiose, for the play
prophetic of the coming man and
woman. In middle childhood the
problems of school ife begin. Activ
ities become more purposeful. Habits
of study, particularly of memory, are
cutlivated. The world now has the
school play ground for its center, an
epitome 'of the larger world outside.
In later childhood We enter the world
of the Junior. Life habits are being
formed. Outdoor sports and love of
freedom characterize this period. Boys
and girls have their heroes. They
are not to be coddled like little chil
dren. They are quick to detect cant
or sham in religion and in the home
They study us, take our measure,
and woe betide if we are weighed in
the balance and found wanting.
In early adolescence, 12 to 16,% we
have the rapid development of the
social instincts. The young, animal
is growing into a young man. He
makes life decisions. There is a
strong spiritual awakening. Give him
something to do. The young people
need some incentive to community in
terest and Activity. In middle and
later adolescence, 17 to 20 and 20 to
25, "physical powers are at their best.
The gates of service are flung wide
open. The qonqueror sijepsf forth.
The world is before him and he
And thus he bound me to Him.""
Our work is called Christian but
it is only partly so. Our colleges, let
them teach "Christ so that our young
ueoDle shall become Christian and through the throng of men and things
remain Christian. Let the Son of
God be the dynamic factor in all the
philosophy and in all the social re
form tatfeht In our»schools. Our hos
pitals, let their "Influence be at times
like that of the Great Physician, who
went about doing good, healing all
manner of infirmities. Our Sunday
schools, let their oflicers and teach
ers so exemplify Him that to be in
the school will be equivalent to fel
lowship with Him. Our reforms in
politics and1 industry, ane of littje
value unless they be Christian,
care not what you call it, for "a rose
by any other name is just as sweet
Should Live for Community.*
But all these plans for the Church,
the home, the community, have to do
with individual units. When people
become less than free individuals
thev may form a part of a splendid
lvsed Each person should live ior
the community but he must live his
own life hid wfth Christ in God
Stated another way, the supreme
SVttU proper dj.
velopmeht, We must follow the pro
cess of His expanding life.
ty almost silent yeawJesusgrewin
wisdom a* he grew in years. foi
lowing that remarkable awakening
the tfmple, wtoen
vpars of age, Jesus returned to «aza
reth and was obedient unto Hi® Par
ent*. After eighteenyearsofdevel
opment He bega* His brief out et
f-Jt testinK in His childhood, youth
ried. But, at every step. rt*
velopment He was the
etiidv to give those same laws oppor
£wt wSigh- our Sinful
ftoatacfe A our work in the modern
iint 'Christian at all. W*
work^t cwSs purposes, we
ish without Showing tto
in* spirit JLISJE
O in 1
Sunday school teachers must un
derstand these signs of growth and
development. They must conform
their work to the needs of the schol
ars. They must enter sympathetical
ly into the lively world of Childhood,
the heroic world of the Junior, the
earnest, enthusiastic world of the
young people, and the problem world
of the adult. To misunderstand the
outer and inner environment of the
other person as to miss helping him
at some critical moment in his life.
We are-io make Christ king.' We
are to have a conquering Church. We
are to develop as he developed, "in
but the reform must be in terjns of wisdom and in years." Christianity
vitil Christianity. Our homes, they is progressive, and the measure of
too must be managed as though ~T
Christ were indeed present constant
ly "Sirs, we would see Jesus is
the cry of the unsaved world. In
stead of seieing Jesus, too frequently
they see Christians unable to work
tnedthier. Too often they see the
Church torn by dissension and the
members thinking little of
stands by with his bjeedine hands
and wounded heart.
the progression 'is infinitude. We
get our growth early in life, but the
development goes on forever.
Church School Important.
The developing plant of the Church
is the Church school, There we seek
to realist the normal advancement
of children, youth and adults. Not
by merely teaching a fragmentary
lesson thirty minutes once a week,
but by knowing and helping our
scholars at every turn. The lesson
period is a pitiable fragment of the
opportunity God has given us. The
Sunday school fits into the larger
program of the Church, the Church
in the sehool and the school im the
Church. Each is helpless without the
other. The Church would commit
suicide, not to maintain the school.
The school would wither away with
out the foundation soil and service of
the Church,
Some day, "we" shall be like Him,
for we shall see -Him as He is." We
will not all be alike. God never al
lows m00otonous:.similitude to pre
vail either in Nature or among men.
But we shall all be Christlike.
Even now we are on the way. We
speak not as having already attained,
but like Paul "we press on toward
the mark of the high calling of G6d
In Christ Jesus the Lord." "Let us
lay aside every weight and the sin
tbat-doth so easily beset us, and run
with patience the race that is set
before us, looking unto Jesus who is
the nuthor and finisher of our faith,"
"I have used Chamberlain's Tablets
and must say they are the best I have
ever used for constipation and indi
gestion. My wife also used them for
indigestion and they did her good,"
writes Eugene S. Knight, ^VilmingtiSh,
If. Chamberlain's Tablets *re
mild^and gentle in their action.f Give
them a Mai. You are certain to b*|
Ifteased with the agreeable laxatlvef
effect rwhich they produce./ Obtain*
vetits the world to come his way. Sad,
sad the result if Mr. Twenty-one is
so busy conquering the world that
he forgets the Christ and £Ke Church
of his earlier years. Engulfed in the
tides of success and adventure he
takes up with other godB and is lost
"without knowing it.
Adult World a Problem
The adult world is another prob
lem. Here we find religious indif
ference, deficient idealism, material
mindedness. Religion becomes a mere
shell, a form of respectability. Peo
ple drag to church because they do
•not care to be wholly without its in
fluence. But they have little heart in
it, and when the preacher talks about
sacrifice and perfect love and a con
quering Church, they feel sorry for
Tiirn. Petty sins have crept in to mar
the beauty of their souls. They are
cross, they are not charitable, they
are inclined to think ill of people who
do not agree with them. "But oh. It ia.
Such a time of spiritual hunger. Men"
and women need a 'commanding
"Church program. They need comfort
and help in spiritual things. They
need the dynamic of a message that
shall charge their own sotfls With the
Holy Spirit. Grown people are not
so wilfully bad they have lost the
viision. They see Christ only dimly
The Kreuz Zeitung add§, that ac
cording to Dr. Gteorge Michaelis, the
Prussian food controller, announced
that a military house to house hunt
for foodstuffs,' which were impounded
by the government for general use,
only resulted in the addition of about
4 per cent to existing stocks.
It was. due to this phase of the sit
uation that the American war ships
which recently went to Europe were
endangered. It was likewise due the
vigilance of the English in mine
sweeping that none of the American
ships met their doom upon reaching
the European harbor, for Information
of the sailing of the ships from Am
erican shores had been given the Ger
-mans, in a manner not yet made pub
lic, and submarines laid mines in the
vessels' pathway
The manner of sweeping the har
bors clear of mines is indicated in
the following extracts from a descrip
tion by a newspaper correspondent:
Egg Shaped Mines.
These mines are sb constructed that
they can be dropped in the shipping
lanes to a depth of 80 or 90 feet, where
an ingenl9iis valve arrangement re
leases the mine from its thousand
pound base and allows it to come
within 10 or 12 feet of the surface,
though still anchored by a wire cable,-
The newest German mines are egg
shaped, about four feet high and three
feet thick, »with four horns so placed
that contact with them causes an in
stant explosion of 250 pounds of the
highest explosives. The horns are
made of soft lead, inclosing a glass
tube closely fitted within a horn so
that a pressure of nine pounds breaks
the glass, releasing a liquid which
sets up an instant electric connection
with the detonator.
rents ^wing the mines lower in the
water. If the mine cable is set for
90 feet, allowing the mine to swing
about 10 feet under the surface, high
tide currents sweep it over until it
rests about 22 feet under the water.
Therefore mine sweeping is least dan
gerous at high tide or slack high tide.
To cruise over a known mine field
during low tide means almost certain*
None but .men who have witnessed
a mine explosion know its horrible
effects. In some cases small drifters
are blown up and shattered to such
small pieces that no visible trace re
mains on the surface of the sea.
Vwv Sweepers Go in Pairs.
It was early in the morning when
the correspondent went aboard the
flagship of a mine sweeping fleet and
the North sea, preceded by a Sea
plane scout. A thick mist lay over
the sea. making the work doubly dan
gerous even if a mine were floating
on the surface it eould not be seen
more than six cable lengths away.
a designated sjoint the mine
sweepers connected up in pairs with
long, heavy cables,. which they kept
at a good depth beneath the surface
by a clever arrangement of heavy
weights so constructed as continually
to beaT down heavily on the cable.
Under the most trying conditions the
mine sweepers kept the proper dis
tance from each other and proceeded
to sweep up the course, steaming
slowly at not more than four knots.
ed, out of a well protected harbor
tke most dangerous portion of
As the cable tautened under head
way the captain and members of the
crew adjusted their cork lifebelts anx
iously watching for signs of any ob-,
stacle. Within ftve minutes the skip
per reported through the tube to the
captain that he had picked up a'mine.
It was a needless formality, for the
captain had already noted the signs
aid betrayed in every line of his face
that he knew his vessels carried be
tween them sudden death for himsplf
and for his men and that' upon his
ability depended all our lives.
Disposing of a Minerals
His signal for greater speed had
hardly been sent to the opposite traw
ler when a shout from the deck called
Out all hands! Two hundred yards off
there shot to the surface of the water
& vile black nightmare monster, its
black horns protruding menacingly.
Heavy rifles were passed out to the
marksmen, and the hardest pact of
the sweeping game commenced. Af
ter a mine has becta swept to the
surface it must be destroyed or suqfc.
The .sharp barking of the guns
•racked out through the mist. A lit
tle spray showing the bullet's course
dose to the mine and a series of dpll
clangs, gave evidence of direct hits.
Every man hoped one of the steel
London, June 30.—The Kreuz Zei-
»»»»»»»»»»»»»+*$$$+» jTj-tung, Berlin, of June 26, says the
Prussian minister of agriculture has
appealed in the gravest terms to the
public, imploring that every privation
be faced until victory, which he says
will be won, not by the last bullet,
but by the last crust.
strike a horn and cause
an explosion, which would finally re
more the. menace, but luck "went
againstilhe gunners. They succeeded
only in piercing the monster's heavy
wmor and allowing the water to em
tffc«, jtfter perhaps a score^of steel
bifflets had penetrated the mine It
fined uiid epak beneath the surface,
wb«re remained for few minutes'
Mine Sweeping on British Coast
One of the features of the war is
the extensive mine-laying by- the Ger
The. submarine's duty is not alone
to entrap vessels and to sink them
through the use of the torpedo. Large
numbers of the German submarines
are used for laying mines in the path
of ships.
Washington, D. C., June 30.—Presi
dent Wilson's call for volunteers to
bring the regular army up to its full
war strength of 300,000 men by today
has not been realized. War depart
ment figures indicate there is Btill a
shortage of 50,000 men. This dis
crepancy will prob&bly be relieved by
taking reservists from the ranks of
the new selective army. With "re
cruiting week" at an end, only nine
states have furnished the. complete
quotas required. Vfiey are Nevada,
Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,
Montana, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming
course for 20 or 30 minutes, when
another tautening OT the cable indi
cated the presence of a mine. We
were now in afield where the Ger
mans had sown destruction with an
extravagant hand. We knew we rode
continually hand in hand with death.
The members of the crew lined the
rails with drawn faces, for they knew
by experience that only a few sec
onds. remained for escape in case we
sttfuctk. The avetagei light vesjsl
sinks within one minute after being
Again there leaped to the surface a
horned destroyer, and again the
marksmen's guns spat (fire until it
sank from view a half mile astern
Two companion trawlers whistled a
warning that they had made a catch,
and dimly through the mist could be
seen another black, horned object be
tween them.
Giant Sea Geyser
Only a few shots had been fired
"When the air beat upon our ears and
the decks quivered. Then there was a
mighty blast that almost stunned and
blinded us. Between the following
trawlers a great column of water rose
steadily skyward, drawing the ships
toward it. It seemed as if some un
seen hand had shoved up a great sec
tion of the North sea and kept it sus
pended hundreds of feet in the air
for the space of perhaps 30 seconds.
This spectacle defies description.
Its terribieness holds one breathless,
until the giant column of water re
cedes slowly, apparently shoving it
self back into its element and leav
ing only a wide space of worried wa
These sights alone should be enough
to throw a fear of mines and their
awfutaess into the men who daily
h,unt them, yet at least half of those
in the captain's trawler had been en-
Experience has taught the British gaged in this work for 20 months with
mine sweeper that the high tide cur-,
llttle reepitei sa
ted on their^iBeei.:
iiing 10 or 12 hours
every day over water that they knew
contained a .sudden and a frightful
In the course of the next few hours
our fleet swept up and destroyed other
mines with the same hardy, unrelent
ing courage, until their allotted course
was safe for the passage of ships,
whose comings and goings must not
for one hour be delayed if England is
to fight successfully against an en
emy 'who knows no rules of war, and
whose fiendish ingeunity knows no
Now that the kng of Greece has
been dethroned the war on the Mace
donian front is assuming serious pro
portions, but it is not yet certain
whether the king w#is a deterrent to
the entente or the Teutonic side.
Florida Times-Union.
of The State Bank of Grover, of
Grover, S. D., at the ciose of busi
nqes on (June 20, 1917.
Date of call by Examiner, June 25
d^te of report by bank, June 29,
Loans and Discounts $59,7*3.46
Overdrafts 83.18
Exspense 872.19
Baaking Fixtures .... :4#*1,367.T5
Due from Banks $21,914.84
Checks and Drafts
'forindearing. 76.94
Currency „$2,02«.06'J
Gold ,150.00
Silver —=.j^'«78»80
Minor Coin 80.C4 2,#37.44^4
Total Cash Asets $24,929.22 24.929.U
Total —..^..$88,015.75
..... ...$10,000.00
Capital Stock^i^.
Surplus Fund
Undivided Profits
Deposits Subject
to Check ..„.'..1$29,006.40
SavingsDeposits 1,945.04
Oashier's Checks^, .19
Time Certificates* 4B.384.62
Depositors' Gear
anty Fund,..r.^l 194.28
Total $76,531,04 76,1581.04
TJotal $88,015.75
8tgite of So^th Dakota, Counjy of
Codington, ss.
I, H. A. Promke, cashier ot the
above named bank do solemnly swear
that the above statement' is tri% to
the* beat of my knowledge and belief.
jO. O Trliik.
9ub*cribed and sworn to bctbM me
tbi* 10th day of June, 1M7. v'
John Bs. Burt.
^-v ,,
Nobody Knows How Dry
The state of South Dakota became
n»one dry" with t^ie close of June—
But perhaps it may not be inappro
priate to state that in scores of ,local
ities no special effort was made to
enforce the law when South Dakota
was then dry.
In mpny communities blind pigs
were not only tolerated, but openly
countenanced under a system of
"fines" in lieu of a license.
Drug Stores Now "Dry."
In order to co-operate, and because
of the expense incident to the selling
of liquor, even for medical purposes^
many drug stores have declined to
apply for the privilege of handling in
By mutual agreement, not "-a "drug
store in Watertown keeps liquor on
hand for any purpose whateveir
hence, they have determined to avoid
even the "appearance" of evil, since
if liquor were'sold at all, or drunk
enness were in evidence, many peo
ple would say that the drug stores
are but blind pigs in disguise.
Officer* Alert.
It is understood that the state au
thorities 'are going to exercise more
than usual care with regard to the
enforcement of the dry law.
Governor Norbeck, himself an advo
cate of the abolition o^ the open sa
loon, is said to be determined that,
so far as duties devolving upon him
for criticism for lack of effort
make the law a success.
The city authorities of Watertown,
too, are agreed that the law shall be
enforced, so far as their connection
with it affects enforcement.
No blind 'pigs will be tolerated,
much less countenanced. The mo
ment a pig of that sort 'grunts,- even
but slightly, officers are to be on the
trail of the sound thereof, and Mr.
Pig will be forthwith gathered into
the city jail.
"Soft Drink" Establishments.
The numerous 'soft drink" institu
tions that have been either establish*
ed or are about to be have given
Officers .throughout the state some
Concern. "3\
The seitirig up ofa soft annk house
is no indication that •sticks" are to
play a part of the game, but since
it is so easy to let a "stick" fall "by
accident into the goblet, the state au
thorities are said to view with soihe
degree of interest tfie soft drink sys
tems either already in operation or
that soon will be in operation In the
Near Beers Galore.'"'^".
Many near-beer drinks have' been
concocted, or invented, or collated, or
fallen upon by chance.
There's many a drink which is said
tpi look like beer, to taste like be,er,
to foamftlike beer, and do everything
that beer is presumed to do excepting
to make a man drunk.
There is a story afloat about one
establishment that ran out of beer
the last day of June. The eagle eye
of the bartender caught sight of the
label of a
has all the qualities
bone dry. at all events, so far the alcohol. He
state law is concerned.
Once before South Dakota was dry,
but under Conditions that differ ma
terially from those ot today. After a
few- years of experience under the
"dry" regime, the state again went
over to the "wet" column.
Have you made any
plan8 for your vaca
tion this summer?
A countless number of outing
spots in this great country are
served by Rock bland Lines—
Rodly tfmataia Mai
C»Wni Pactflc Ci—I
CUca^o aad tibe HMMfto
MeHli aad Efpft'l
flHH AmnrnSi-wm^***
atitute, and after a few rounds eacn
they began to manifest some measure"
ot hilarity. Finally they became so
boisterous as to cause the bartender
to say: "What's*the-matter witb jrou
fellows, anyway? You're not dn&k.,
In fact, you can't get drtink on
stuff. It's'only BevOi"
The meta looked,at each other
a moment, a gleam of sheepishness
•passed over their countenances, and
within three minutes they were as.'
sober* as -lambs.
"Two years ago I suffered froth fre
quent attacks of stomach trouble aafl^*
biliousness,'? writes Miss Emma Ver
bryye, Lima, Ohioi "I could eat Very
Every driver of an electrically:
lighted motor vehicle shall equip suc%.
vehicle with headlight lenses or dim*
mers which diffuse the light so as'
not to permit a glare from such head-0
light to be thrown into the eyes of
persons approaching such motor veki
hide, or being approached by it.
of something to keep from falling
Seeing Chamberlain's" Tablets, adver
tised I decide^ to try them, lm*'
proved rapidly.*'. Obtainable every?'^
where. Adv. 4 7
n.e Headlight Law |f
State South Dakota
A new automobile law, gov--
erning the use of headlight* to pre?
vent the glare from confusing drlyer|!
a a in a says the Vermil-
are concerned, there will be no cause
_llKI, ,.
jlion Republican, and also -making
thrft mU8t be o1)8erve,l road
intersections, was passed ^by- ihe
state .legislature at the last session
and became effective on July 1,
Motorists are expressing much inter
est in regulation of auto headlighte
to prevent glare and also in any oth
er laws which become effective this
summer. In order that they may be
informed on what will be required
of them, rules motorists must observe
after July 1, are given here... .The.ne.'Vf .*
regulations are as follows
The following rules shall "be ob-l
served by every driver of motor ve
hicles upon the street#, roads and
highways of this state:
Every driver of a motor vehicle ap
proaching the Intersection of a street
or highway shall grant the right o£ ii_
way of such intersection to any ve*$£
hide approaching such intersection,,/,,,
from his right provided, that
ever traffic officers are stationed at a-'""
crossing or intersection, they shall
have full power to regulate .ti*«W.|
Every di^ver of a motor vehicle
turning into another street or highal
way to the right shall turn the coiMjj
ner as near to the right hand bound
ary of the road as possible.
Every driver of a motor fffifele
turning into another street or' hlgk^^fe
way to the left, shall before turningfv-f
pass, whenever possible to the righfc
and beyond the center of the inter# '"3
section of the two streets or hlgkf
A J,
Any person violating uie provisions
of this act shall, upon 'conviction .:
thereof, be punished by a flne not ex
ceeding live dollars .$5).
It shall be the duty of the secretar^^
of state to prepare and publish the
motor vehicle laws of this: ^tate la
substantial and compact form and te
accompany each lieense number for a
motor vehicle sent out by bia
with a copy thereof!^
Why suffer from a bad back, fi
sharp, ahooting twinges, headache^!
dizziness and distressing urinary illaf'r
Watertown people recommend Doaa'a^
Kidney Pills. Could you ask for a«^'
'stronger proof of merit?
Mrs. E. B. Boyd, 81i ITiret St
Watertown, says "I had been
ferine- from kidney Ooniplalnt
The ^stant iifting^iaii#'5v^gT
stooping "in my writ brought
jsnd tb^re was no time that 1 ftreC'"^|r
from backache and other symptom®,
iqf kidney weaknees,? sl begTO tikl^S|fe
JDoan's -Iddney PIM#' iliS 1|*V%
"tree from lddney trouMe^ elncer.^ ff'""
Prl^k' Wof at ill 4ealera.
simply ask tor kidney remedy—get
Boan's Kidney Pills—the
Mrs. W^ badl

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