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N?cessity of Aie
By REV. GRANT STROH
Correspondence Department, Moody
O?ble Institute, Chicago.
TEXT.-Verily, verily, 1 say unto thee,
Except a man be born again, he cannot
see the kingdom of God.-John 3:8.
In these words Jesus declared the
most vital necessity In Ute world-yet
phasized, ut i. reti
ed. Men do uot
like to acknowl
edge this fact of
their need, their
sinful 8tato of
heart. Yet tho
possibility of be
coming a renewed
soul o u g h t to
bring cheer and
gladness to all.
Hut why the ne
cessity for being
I. licenuse "Heall and blood cannot
Inherit the kingdom of heaven"
(I Cor. 10:50); "because the mind of
the desi) is enmity against God; fer lt
ls no! subject to the law ot* God, nei
ther Indeed can be: and they that tire
in the (lesli (not Mn the Spirit') cannot
please God" (Hom. 8:7, 8); because
"the natural mun recelveth not the
things of the Spirit of God: for they
are foolishness unto bini; und be can
not know them, because they ure spir
itually Judged" (lt. V.-1 Cor. 2:14).
1. The natural mun luis no laste for
heavenly things. Have you heard the
legend ol' the swan'/ The swan came
from the skies and invited the heron
to soar upward. Ile pictured tho beauty
of the clouds, the glories ot' the stars,
charming landscapes, Mowing s!reams.
The heron naked, "Are there any snails
there?" Not tor nil these pure glories
would he leave the mud and snails. He
had no taste for them. The natural
man asks, "Are there any picture
shows up there? Any football games
2. The natural man canot enter tho
kingdom ot' heaven. "Ye must be boru
again." This sole condition ls the
hinge upon which the door Into the
kingdom opens and closes. What would
a person do in heaven with an unre
newed nature? Ile could not possibly
enjoy lt. In the brightness of light
proceeding from the throne the dead
ened conscience would leap to life. Un
renewed, unchanged, there could be no
fellowship with holy spiritual beings,
and indeed no love for their society.
In every way one would feel out of
place there, as at a wedding feast with
out a wedding garment.
If yon do not enjoy the praising of
God herc, how could you there? If you
huve nothing lu common with the
saints hero ami do not enjoy spiritual
things, nolther Will you lu that upper
world. Rut it is (lillie useless to speak
of these things; for unless you be boru
again you cannot see the kingdom of
God-even here and now. "Yo must."
There are no exceptions.
II. Because mere morality ls not s nf?
Qcleilt. We can understand why a mur
derer would be excluded, but why a
respected man like Nicodemus? Nico
demus was a moral man. Hut morality
luis to do only with conduct. It applies
only to thc outer life. It lins to do only
with our relations to our fellows, while
religion concerns, primarily, our rela
tion to God, though lt also embraces
our relations to our fellows.
III. The new birth ls a universal
1. Scientists now well know that
only life can pVoduce life. Nothing be?
conies alive, unless life ls imparted to
lt. Furthermore, no subject cnn rise
Into tho kingdom above lt savo by
means of a new life imparted to it by
that higher life-i. e., except by being
born from above.
The dead soil cannot of Itself grow
Into a beautiful, stately pine tree. But
the life of the tree may lay hold of the
soil and assimilate lt Into Itself, there
by giving lt a higher life. The vege*
table kingdom cannot euler the aub
mal kingdom except through animal
life Imparted to lt.
2. Tho same holds true If we ascend
from the human lifo Into the divine
life. Id fe from above must be Impart
ed to our natural life before we can
enter or even see the spiritual king
dom. The kingdom of (Jod Is not en?
tered by natural men, but by spiritual.
Hence the necessity of a spiritual birth.
A great, great change ls necessary for
every man before he ls ready to enter
the kingdom of God. Some power must
make us over into something different
from what we aro by nature. As tho
natural birth was necessary to produce
the life of the body with all its facul
ties, so tho spiritual birth ls necessary
to the life of the soul.
Christ ls the only man who has como
down out of heaven, and who boa
again ascended Into heaven. If any
other Is to enter, lt must be through
him. "And as Moses lifted up the ser
pent lu the wilderness, even so must
the Son of man be lifted up: that who
soever belleveth In him should not per
ish but have eternal life."
By faith In Christ we are united to
Christ, and thus lils own life ls lin
parted to us. We may not fully under
stand the mystery, yet we know what
lt is. The fact has been fully demon
strated. As we derived our old-the
human-nature from Adam by natural
birth, so lt is hy the new birth that wo
receive a now nature from the Second
Adam, the man Christ Jesus.
With God's Likeness.
As for me, I will behold thy fae?
in righteousness; I shall be satisfied
when I awake, with thy likeness,
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M in..*n>nut?ui?- <nwiiim??' ?.-. MknwawpaMNmi
THERE IS ONE BOR
INSANITY TEST APPLIED
TO USE OF POCKET-BOOK
Pastor Gives Sure Method Of Finding
Out Whether Anyone ls Becoming
A sure test for financial insanity ls
outlined by Dr. J. A. Gelssinger, pastor
of the Methodist Church of Anaheim,
Cal. The day the thrift movement was
Instituted in the public schools of Ana
heim, Dr. Geissingor issued the follow
ing statement to the citizens of that
i "A common test for insanity is to
set the person suspected of being men*
j tally unbalanced to filling a tank. The
faucet is turned on but the vent is left
open. If the suspect continues to try
'? to fill the tank without closing tho
; vent he is no longer considered a sus
pect. He is known to be downright
crazy. Financially there are a lot of
? Americans who are surely 'coocoo.'
Tho boys and girls who line up in this
movement will have the satisfaction of
knowing they are not as insane as
their fellows who let the leak run.
"This is a specially good move for
boys and girls, for the time to form
habits of thrift, as well as any other
good habit's as early as possible. But
it. would bo j. good thing for tho older
geo plo, too. America needs a new
Mil, COCHRAN HAS TAKEN OATH
Of Office as United States District At
Anderson, Aug. 1-lOrnost F. Coch
ran was sworn in as United States
District Attorney to-day at Green
ville. The commission will be spread
upon the minutes of the court and
the incumbent, Mr. Thurmond, bas
turned over the office to Mr. Coch
Mr. Cochran says that the present
office force will continue, at let>st for
tho present, as he has made no plans,
and that Mr. Marshall, assistant Dis
trict Attorney, and Miss McKle, the
clerk, had consented to remain.
The first term of court at which
Mr. Cochran will serve is that of the
United States Court at Rock Hill, be
ginning Sept. 13. While the official
residence and tho office will be in
Greenville, Mr. Cochran will remain
a citizen of Anderson.
A WOMAN'S B?CK
The Advice of This Walhalla Woman
ts of Certain Value.
v Many a woman's back has many
aches and pains.
Ofttimes 'tis the kidneys' fault.
That's why Donn's Kidney Fills aro
so effective. Ask your neighbor!
Many Walhalla women know this.
Bead what one has to say about lt:
Mr?. S IO. Powell Walhalla, says:
"Sovorail years ugo kidney trouble
came on me and my back ached a
good deal. W hen 1 bent over, sharp
pains would shoot through mo and
specks appeared before my cy oe.
Mornings 1 was as tiivd as when I
wont to bod and I was nervous. My
kidneys didn't act properl; Finally 1
bogan taking Donn's Kidney Pills and
they quickly cured mo of tho troublo.
I have groat faith in this medicine."
Price OOo, <?t ail dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remody--get
Donn's Kidney PIUS-the samo that
Mrs. Powell had. Foator-Mllburn Co.,
Mfrs., Buffalo. N. Y.
Visitors from Columbia.
(Tugaloo Tribune, 2d.)
Mr. and Mrs. William D. Barnett
and children, of Columbia, are visit
ing nt the home of the former's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Barnett.
W. D. Barnett is another Oconee boy
who ls forging to the front in the
City on the Congareo. Ile ls an nt
torney-nt-law, and was In 1020 elect
ed to represent Richland county In
emphasis upon thrift as much as any
other one thing.
"This .thrift movement Isn't an at
tempt, to raise a crop of tightwads.
Thrift is defined as 'a prudent use of
resources.' Not only material resour
ces, but all of them. Tho American
people have been shamelessly reckless.
They have had no regard for their
health. They have had no regard for
their natural resources, their forests
for example. They aro eating up their
spiritual capital now. And on the
ground that you can't teach an old hen
new clucks, it ls best to begin with
the boys and girls."
Put off foolish expenditures today
in order that you may make wiser,
well-considered purchnses tomorrow.
The prosperity of your town dependa
upon the prosperity of the individuals.
Do your part.
WHEN WILL MY SHIP COME IN?
You Are Asking That Question
But Answer This
HAVE YOU 8ENT ONS OUTT
Will Your Savings Come Back
OR WILL THEY SAIL INTO
SOME OTHRR MAN'S PORT?
APPLICATIONS FOR VIC. MEDALS
Should be Made to Victory Medal Of
ficer, Fort McPherson, Georgia.
Tile Courier is in receipt of the
following communication, with re
quest to publish:
Applications for Victory Medals
from tho following States should, in
the future, be sent to the Victory
Modal Officer, Headquarters Fourth
Corps 'Area, Kort McPherson, Ga.: !
North Carolina, South Carolina, !
Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Missis- |
sippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tenues- j
Tho reduction in personnel has
made it impossible to maintain Vic
tory Medal offices at all points where
recruiting officers were formerly lo
The consolidation of all these of
fices and the necessary work in this
connection has resulted in considera
ble delay in handling some applica
tions. There are also a number of
discharges in the possession of the
above-named officer which have not
been returned to their owners be
cause of impropor or Incomplete ad
dresses having been furnished.
This office is now prepared to han
dle all applications promptly, and
would also like to hoar from former
service mon who have sent their dis
charges to valions Victory Medal of
fices in tho abovo States, and who
have failed to receive them.
Hemember, all communications
should bo addressed to tho Victory
Medal Oiricer, Headquarters Fourth
Corps Area, Fort McPherson, Ga.
Negroes Afraid to Burn Weevils.
A dispatch from Newberry says:
Numbers of farmers in this county
and in Laurens county also, lind a
very decided aversion on the part of
their negro farm hands to burning
tho cotton bolls that drop off the
stalks after hoing punctured by boll
weevils. Tho reason lo that they havo
got it Into their heads in some unac
countable way that if they burn tho
boll weevils lightning will strike
them. They do not object to picking
up the punctured bolls and putting
them in piles, but they aro really and
sincerely nfrald to burn them, so tho
farmers in sevoral cases have gath
ered and pllod tho bolls, and they
themselves burn thom.
It would bo Interesting to know
where tho negro superstition carno
from, and whether It exists in other
parts of tho Stnto and cotton belt.
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Oberatimergaa Takln? on New Uta
Anticipation of Great Event?
RING FOR PASSION PLAY.
Sino the decision has been made
to givp the delayed Passion Play tn
Oberammergau has taken on
new lljte, says a dispatch receutiy sent
ont frpm that place. Carpenters and
painters and masons, many of them
wearing long hair and beards, which
mark them as participants in previ
ous dra matizations of the passion of
Jesus jbhrist, are restoring the open
air theatre and villas which had uo
attention during the war period.
Busy housewives are preparing
their homes for the reception of vis
itors who will fill tho little village
next summer. Scene-painters are re
building and restoring the represen
tations of parts of the Holy Land,
where Jesus lived and died and rose
again from tho tomb.
Needlewomen aro fashioning robes
for the apostles, and scores of other
Biblical figures who participate in
tho play. Although the cast will not
bo olocted by tho directors of thc
play until October, young women who
have distinguished themselves in
other religious plays given by tho
Oberah?mergau folk are fashioning
simple robes suitable for the role of
Mary in Hie hope that they will bo
chosen to enact the part of Jesus'
mother, tho highest honor which can
come to ait Oberummergau woman.
The groat auditorium which shel
ters the spectators of the Passion
Play ls ti wooden structure supported
by steel trusses, lt has seats for four
thousand persons, arranged much af
ter the plan of a modern opera house. ;
When the play is offered, one end of
tho auditorium is removed entirely,
and the stage stands at some distance
from the end of the building, in such
a position that tho mountains furnish
a background for the setting. The \
audience is entirely sheltered in case
of rain, mid tho main part of the
stage hos a glass roof.
Even among tho children of Ober
ilm mergau the reverence for the 'Pas- ?
sion Play is very marked, and in imi
tation of their elders they are con
stantly acting, in the hope of being
chosen for important parts in the
production which Is given every ten
As good character is insisted upo'i
as the basic requirement for partici
pation ,ln the play, tho danger of
being d?bnrrcd from a part in the
historic, spectacle is held constantly
over thc vijJage children, and it* a far
betier 'Conectivo influence then the
bogeys ni vented for most chi M ron.
For Throe Genorjtionu
Bavo Made Child-Birth
Easier Cy Using
WiiiircR BOOKLET OH MOTHERHOOD ANO TUC BABY, Mtg
BRADFIELD REGULATOR CO.. DEPT. 9 D. ATLANTA. GA.
Met Dentil While in Well.
(Tugaloo Tribune, 2d.)
On Tuesday, - July 2Gth, R. A.
Smith, of the Tabor vicinity, met his
death while working in the well nt
the old home place of C. H. King.
Mr. Smith was cleaning out the well,
as Mr. King was making preparations
to rebuild where he was burned out
a few years ago. In sending back the
empty bucket lt became loosened
from the rope, dropping on Mr.
Smith and killing him. We are not
informed ns to whether the unfortu
nate man was instantly killed or lin
gered a while.
Mr. smith was a hard-working man
and leaves his widow and live chil
dren. His wife is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. K. . M. Dickson, of near
South I nion. The body was buried
at Tabor on Wednesday Ju tho pres
ence of many sorrowing friends. Tho
death of Mr. Smith is peculiarly sad,
and tho widow and children have tho
deep sympathy of all who know
OOO euros .Malaria, Chills and Fe
ver, Bilious Fever, Colds and I/U
Grlppe, or money refunded.-adv.
Too Much for Him.
When a woman who was "burning
up the road" on tho boulevard was
overtaken by a trafile officer and mo
tioned to stop, she indignantly asked,
"What do you want with mo?"
"You were running forty miles an
hour," answerod tho officer.
"Forty miles an hour? Why, offi
cer, I haven't been out ap hour," said
"Go ahead," said tho officer; "that
is a new ono on mo."
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FRUITING EYEXIXO ON THE KOA O
lu A lulcrtion County-Parties in Cars
Shoot Knoll Other's Tiros.
Anderson, Aug. 3.--A most excit
ing time was had on the road from
Iva to Starr Monday night, when a
young couple attempted to elope and
tho father of the young woman
gave chase. The young woman in tlie
caso was tho daughter of tile mayor
of Iva, Miss Edith Findley, and the]
young man Travis Cash.
The young couple left Jva with 1
three friends in their car, and soon
after the mayor hoard that they had
eloped, so he and his two sons got in
their car and tried to catch them.
! When they got in sight of tho car
! it is said that there was a fusilado
' of shots exchanged from ono car to
' tho other-not shooting to kill, hut
to make tires blow out. And this
was successfully done to the fleeing
car. However, tho father was not
destined to gel In front to make them
: stop, and his car skidded into a ditch,
I overturning as it went. The two
young men jumped and escaped in
jury, hut Mr. Findley had to ho
brought to the hospital hore for
treatment for lils injuries.
In thc meantime tho young elopers
and tholr friends had driven to tho
; home of Mrs. McCalla, at Starr, and
' there Hev. Mr. Turnipseed met them
and they wore married, and they
carno on to this city, presumably to
go on to parts unknown for (heir
j Mr. Findley was not hurt serious
ly. The young woman is said to bo
one of the hellos of Iva. and a most
attractive girl. The bridegroom is an
employee of the Jackson Mill, and
is not a native of Iva, although he
i has been living there for some time.
It is presumed that tho youth of tho
young woman caused tho parental
Habitual Constipation Cured
In i 4 to 21 Days
.LAX-FOS WITH PEPSIN" is a specially
prepared Syrup Tonic-Laxative for Habitual
Constipation. It relieves promptly but
should be taken regularly for 14 to 21 days
to induce regular action. It Stimulates and
Regulates, Very Pleasant to Take. 60c
Bandit* oct $<i<M>oo.
St. Louis, Aug. 4.-Throe bandits
to-day hold up and slugged Tommy
Felaido, a postofflce messenger, at
Wood River, 111., near here, and es
caped with threo mall pouches, ono
of which was bollovod to have con
tained $GO,000 In curroncy, consign
ed tho tho Standard Ol! Refinery at
WHILE THEY LAST.
One lot of best grade Seven-Ply
Ford Front Springs
-to go at
jr. M. AiiliBY?
West Union, S. C.
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IB directed and you are invited to
inspect the most attractivo line ot
MEN'S SUITINGS AND
for thc coining spring ?nd summer
seasons, if you want to do justico to
yourself and your purse as well, have
your clothes tailored to mensuro. No
matter what your choice, wo have a
stylo to suit you and a fabric that
Well groomed men aro at a pre
mium. Thoy are envied, honorod and
favored. Give us a fow minutos of
your timo now. Como in and look
over our lino. It Is most complete.
WK GI VIO AN EXTRA PAIR OF
PANTS WITH EVERY SUIT.
Glover (Sb Holland.
108 Wost Main St root,
WALHALLA, S. C.
Weighing a Pig.
"Wo nover neodod any of thom
new-fangled scales In Ireland," said
O'Hara. "There's an aisy way to
weigh a pig without scales. You get
a plank and put lt across a stool.
Thon you got a big stono. Put tho
pig on ono end of tho plank and tho
stono on th. other ond, and shift tho
plank until thoy balance Then you
guo.'is tho weight of tho stono and
you have tho weight of tho pig."