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- y V 77 w A J r - . s til Jky.-Jky Jlb ESTABLISHED IH 1878 HILLSBORO, N. C, THURSDAY,- JANUARY 18, 1906. NEW SERIES-VOL. XXV. NO. 9. 0 I I I. Ill I ir I A ' . - o mm ID it ever occur to you that some of the best people are overlooked, until qualities come out and they rise to the occasion? " . - I) It is just this way with a large stock of Goods, in the rush of shopping some of the very best things are overlooked, and through care lessness on the part of clerks customers never see them. It is therefore necessary to put these goods out and put prices ion them that will mako them sell; Their space is needed for New Goods which will begin coming in a few days. SO FOR THE NEXT 30 DAYS,THROUOHOUT OUR ENTIRE LINE, THERE WILL BE BARGAINS, BIG BARGAINS. Come early and avoid the rush. M . 5n V-V" . J. S. SPURCEON, Desires an account with every man, woman and To new enterprises we will be glad to extend such accommodations as is consistent with conservative banking We claim to be the Fnancial Bureau of Information for Orange County, and will gladly furnish information. FOUR PER CENT. AND WOOF OUE SEGULAR SUNDAY SERMON An Elegant and Effective Discourse by Rev. W. J. Thompson on Life's Various Obligations and Duties. Erooklyn, N. Y. Sunday Simpson .31. E. Cbureh celebrated its sixty-tirst an niversary. The subject of Pastor W. J. Thompson's morning sermon was Taith and Love in the Warp, Pastors and Members in the WooL" . The text was from L Thessalonians" i:3 Mr. Thompson said:, The warp consists of " the threads running; lengthwise through the entire fabric. The woof consists of the threads crosswise, and prompted by the weaver's fancy, may vary with each shot of the shuttle. The warp of Simpson Church is that which through these sixty -one years has remained unchanged and is un changeable. The woof, comprising pastors and members, by inexorable necessity, and . purposeful .design changes and evermore must change. Faith is a prominent thread in the warp. Conscious of our spiritual growth we reach out after God if happily we may find and be aided by Him. God is not found out by search ing. The futility of the quest adds welcome to Jesus who reveals the sough t-f or God as the Father. "We hold forth Jesus the authoritative re vealer of God and our relation to Him as the light of the world. Absorbed in His talks and walks, we are caught up in His life, and by that life conformed to his likeness. Thus Jesus saves men by His life. Also by His death.- The obstructions to the tunnel-boring under Manhattan and the rivers, overcome by the engi neers' sacrifice, measure their devotion to their ideal rapid transit. Christ's sacrifice of His life revealed His complete love for His ideal, the salvation of man, and makes that sal vation complete. We preach. Christ and Him crucified as the all-sufficient saviour of men who receive Him. Philosophers reason men into disciple ship. Without violence to reason, and invoking it only so far as it is a part of conscience, we command men every where to repent and believe. Repent by ceasing to do evil: believe by the trustful appropriation of the Christ life and death. Our forerunners, in this are John the Baptist, Peter and naming evangels on to Whitfield and Moody. Our justification is the-witness of sins forgiven, and liv'S bring ing forth the fruits of righteousness. Fear is in the warp. It is ours by generous hereditary legacy, and com passes things, beasts, men and devils. When fear , is uppermost it dwarfs. Keith ir moral nor religious giants are the product of fear. What pygmies worriment, fear of . disaster, makes. Intimidation from eclipses and comets science shows to be baseless. The fear of beasts, which vanishes before the prowess of the hunter. Fear of physi cal man departing 'with war. Fear to speak one's convictions and advocating nieasm es he disbelieves, thu 3 : count jus for less than nothing, and deserv in? expatriation - from a democracy : these are all unwholesome fears. The sooner banished the better. Moral fear. Wordsworth calls duty the "Stern Daughter of the Voice of God." She is a task mistress over us. Qur superior therefore we fear. Her commands, like a chrysallis, metamor phoses into the pleasures of duty. Fear of the law drives the criminal to out ward legal acts. The best citizens are moved without fear. ' William Lloyd Garrison, the great moral champion, the centennial of whose birthr this day is, when dragged through the streets of Boston by a mob said "his soul was devoid of fear." . V : Fear is the beginning and not the nd of morality Godly fear. Petro nius argued fear made the gods. Some religions have their devils. We have ors who goeth about as a devouring hon. The Old and New Testaments have 518 references to fear. It may be needful for the beginnings and salutary with certain tempera ments, but fear is only the beginning f wisdom. ' The almightiness of Jehovah makes tremble. But He draws noar to us the flesh as we become one with His power is for us. Fear, from WARP Wo President. INTEREST PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS. - the least to the King of Terrors is abolished. ,AJ1 power is for our good and we can no longer fear. Fear gives place to love and sinks to tne nether side of the warp in remembrance of the judgments of the lawgiver. The terrors of the law are replaced by the grace of the gospel. Fear is the be ginning of wisdom, ita end is love. In our necessitated helplessness in in fancy and youth we depended upon our fathers. That dependence met, brought forth as the foremost filial feeling, love. Ail men have this tu telage, and to them Jesus reveals God as the Father who excels the most de voted father in giving good things. The -devotee of many gods may be sober until he is intoxicated at the feast of Dionysius and be righteous throughout all. To the same devotee wisdom is a virtue if he is a states man and courage if he is a soldier. There are different virtues for different times and different people. Jesus re vealed Diety as one God and Father, therefore virtue is one and love is the fulfilling of all virtue. To offend in one point of love is to be guilty of all, because righteousness is a unit. The acknowledged master in my craft addresses my ambition with, "You can be an artisan equal to me and I will aid you." He has my heart's best love. The absolutely perfect God addresses my loftiest ambition with, "Be ye perfect as I am perfect and My proffered grace, all-sufficient, is yours for the asking." It follows my heart's supreme love weils up to God. The most prominent thread in the warp is, "Love God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength." God the Father of all then geog raphy, national ooundaries, is a matter of thj head and not of the heart and merchandise a commodity in things and not in men. Accordingly, in the beginning of this era it was predes tined a William Lloyd Garrison should toll the death knell of slavery. Bud dhistic love is individualistic and does no mighty deeds; Christian love is so cial and does. It inculcates love to the neighbor and unites to the true relig ion the loftiest morals and inspires the mightiest deeds of man for man. Thomas Hobbes set the English thinking world agog with, "Self-love is the only love; we tolerate, but can not love another." This cynic would view the Samaritan's succor of the wounded man not to mitigate his suf ferings, but himself to exhilarate in power possessed. Adam Smith has shown with his pen what so many have with their lives that sympathy is an integral part of our r nature. Sympathy, to feel with another, is a prerequisite of love. The tragic stimu lates" it. Accordingly, in the Christian religion the death of Jesus is most prominent. His betrayal,"-triple denial by Peter, stripped of His robe, mocked, scourged, carrying the cross, bound to it, nailed; His Agonizing cries, death, burial the whole is detailed with minutiaft. Add'to this the remem-' Drance of a young man radiant with hopes that 'are stifled; he lohg-for Messiala, Son of God, founder of a religion, whose, life was all -for human weal, crucified in the populous capital of His nation as a malefactor, and the tragedy of Calvary becomes pathetic in the extreme. If the Oberammergau play is so heartrending, the loved dis ciples of Jesus must have had an ex perience in pathos rarely felt by, mor tal. It is a wonder some of them did not die from sheer. pity : To-day we observe Passion Week and the forty days of Lent. Art, lit erature and sermons picture the pa thetic profile of Jesus and melt our hearts. The courageous man of Cal vary fs less viewed, and wisely so. We need to be infused writh the pas sion of Jesus to give us the heart to feel. The melted heart first. Darwin ruled sympathy out of order in this' world of struggled A. recent reputable sociologist shows how sym pathy evidenced in mutual - aid has made possible the life of the animate world and the progress of man. In ;the, highest form of life the1 joff spring is fewest and weakest. Pity absent, and such would jerish. God pitying perishing man brought redemption. Jesus magnified sympathy. It laelts the heart to love. There is false sym pathy. A sect, the Jainists, so pity ven omous insects as not to kill them. "The Doukhobor absurdly pity the puffing engine. Sentimentalists so pity the perpetrators of horrible murder as to P. C- COLLINS, child in Orange County. xoii justice; parents Their disobedient child as to spare the rod and spoil. False philanthropists feed the lazy and pauperize those, who ought not to eat because they do not work. We must sympathize aright. The woman who cares for the or phan; the nurse who-ceases hot her vigils in the' epidemic; the neighbor wh grants a loan to a deserving man in a hard place; the: friend with his fitly spoken word to lighten the weighted heart and gladden the record ing angel these are all illustrations of sympathizing aright. The highest form is the poor sympathizing with the rich in their loneliness, and the rich with the poor in their needs. When the highest and lowest feel as one, sym pathy has its perfect work. The heart thus sympathetic will go down in pity, out in love to enemies and up in love to God, and' throughout envieth not. Thus this most blessed faculty of the heart is pure. We preach "Love one another with a pure heart, "fervently.." Love, the most prominent thread warp, is more than "mere morality." Knowl edge of the good does not overcome the inertia to its doing. The impera tives pf duty must be divinely spoken and warmed. It's not the act, but the motive that gives quality. The love of God to us in Christ Jesus drawing us into fellowship with the Infinite heart imparts the highei t quality to our deeds. . ' - Hate is another thread in the warp. We have earned, advanced university degrees in this accomplishment. In stance civil wars and religious inquisi tions. There is an Orientalism in Thugism, whose votaries worship the sword as the Greek his Icon. Killing is worship wherein they do the will of their goddess. Asceticism could have a patent office all its' own for in struments of flagellation devised to sscourge monks into hatred of this beautiful world. Count the number of those you hate. We naturally love friends and hate enemies. From Christ we learn to hate aright. The Pharisee's law was: "Be holy, as the Lord your God is h61y." Jesus sat at meat in a Pharisee's house. There were good Pharisees. -There were others whom the Master branded as "generation of vipers, straining at a gnat and swallowing a cajnel; with out whited' sepulchres, and full of dead men's bones' within." Not the Pharisees, but their sins, Jesus hated. The cross shows God's immeasurable hatred of sin. Paul delivered the most drastic philippics against sin, the de stroyer of soul. To describe" sin as the glory of the imperfect is worse than criminal. We ought to hate sin With all passion. Work is a prominent thread in the warp. Love, hate, fear are emotional. John Wesley, in his experience of saving faith, says the heart was strangely warmed. The Sermon on the Mount is a message to the heart. The feelings have reared the great faiths. "Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh." To nurse our feel ings for themselves is irreligious. They must issue in acts. Hunger leads us to eat, not for the ti filiation of the palate, but to restore lost tissue and complete the body. The blessing of hungering and thirsting after right eousness is in leading to the activity that fills us with th fullness of God. Feelings evidencing in 'action is what we need. ' - .- True character is within. But "no man liveth to himself." -"Let your light shine" is theu. command to ob jectify that character. To be seen, it must be in good works, and those best seen are to men's bodily needs. Elee mosynary provisions must v; always characterize Christians. CHANCE TO LOSE HER. They were about to go for a -sail oa the lake. - - ' . : ; "Shall we er take your chaperon with us?'' queried the young man. "Will there be any danger?" she - asked;-.-.-. V '" :v " . v : - :r "Well, the boat might capsize," re : plied the youth. ; - V "Then let us" take her alongvby all means," eajd the fair damsel. De troit Tribune. . ' ' China's "open door" is now- propped wide open by the Anglo-J apanese alliance -. . some event out of the ordinary brings them to public . -' . " , Cashier. OF THE PLODDER'S PETITION. Lord, let me not be too content With life In trifling service spent. Make me asoire. s 1 When days with petty cares are filled. Let me with fleeting thoughts be thrilled Of something higher. Help me to long for mental grace f To struggle with the commonplace I daily find. - -May little deeds not bring to fruit A crop of little thought to suit A shriveled mind. I do not ask for place among Great thinkers who have taught and sung, And scorned to bend Under the trifles of the hour. I only would not lose the power To comprehend. Independent. THE BEWITCHED BUTTE. By S. A. CRAWFOBD. "At the time I was in the em ployment of the Anglo-African Com pany, Limited," said Randall, "I was a Strapping young fellow, whose princi-, pal aim in life was to crowd it full of adventures. .. I haven't shrunk much ilnce, as you can see, but a quiet ex- Istence Js all I want now. To sit on this veranda with the Florida News Mid watch my pineapples redden and listen to the mocking birds gurgle from the magnolias this seems to me suf ficient and worth while. "I.told you, I think, how the blacks attacked us and we blew up the sta tion as a farewell salvo over the grave of the ivory business in that particu lar section. That was a lurid end to ft . well-colored epoch in my life. "There were dull stretches at the sta tion, of course. But sudden and queo? experiences would come to us; all we had to do was to sit and wait sufficient-' ly long. And sometimes in the pur lult of business I hunted them up my self. - ; V "... :j "Fletcher's speaking of s mountain lions just now recalls an old adventure of mine. One time I made a trip into the back country," straight away from the coast, for five racking weeks. T held confab with four grim chiefs, and. had some hunting experiences in be tween; but the particular incident I'm going to speak of happened at the end Of my official tour, when I had turned aside for a bit of shooting "The place where we pitched camp was at the endge of a plain. Grass about as tall as wheat covered it, and shook in the wind with a play of high and low lights that reminded one of the dimpling of the sea. And the bles boks feeding in it were like dolphins; jrou could just see their purple backs rounding above the trembling expanse. "Away off far out to sea, I was go ing to say-r-a. rocky island ;of a but. fe lifted its silvery gray head, the one rugged feature in the landscape. My blacks used to sweep their eyes across It with a shudder. They said it was haunted by a tribe of witch things. ."'."1 had been curious to see the place before, and that suggestion of the un canny set me off. Only one of my men would go with me, and he walked as If he were going to the gallows. , "Yet . the butte looked naked and commonplace in the. fierce downpour of the morning, sunlight, A quiver of air, such as you see over a hot stove,' hung above its top. If ; there were any witches there they must have had sala mander blood in their veins. "A large ring of desolate ground sur rounded the butte, formed by the sandy earth and coarse rock-dust that the winds had swept from its naked shoul- CH AS. A- SCOTT, DEPOSITS FROM ders. We had just stepped out on this when a hoarse puffing sound arose some yards to the left. The tall grass swayed and parted in a moving line, and as we stood watching it somewhat uncertainly, the head and front of. a rhinoceros emerged. 1 " 'Keitloa! ' exclaimed , the native. This is the name in the Sechuana dia lect for the prehensile-lipped black rhinoceros, whose nature is much more fierce and aggressive than that of his lighter-colored cousin. So when I saw those two horns and the small, bleary pig's eyes under them twinkling malic iously at me, I stood still and tried to look respectful. "I dare say my pacific attitude, would have had its intended effect, but the native lost his head, and suddenly whooped in my ear, casting his spear over my shoulder at the same moment. The keen blade sank into the beast's leathery chest not more than an inch, and dropped out immediately; but it settled the state of the rhinoceros' feel ings toward us. He let out two of three high pressure puffs and charged. "I knew there was no chance of bowling him over with a head shot, but I fired, and then my guide and I parted company. The bare ground looke4 to be the easier road for a sprint. "Have you ever seen a frightened rooster run, his legs snapping up as if they were on elastics? I nearly dis located mine in my dash for the butte. I had no time to pick a point of as sent." A bare wall of rock confronted me, and I thought that I should be most unpleasantly smashed Against its surface, when a little ledge ficme four feet above the ground caught sny eye. "I dropped my rifle, put botfc hands on the shelf and swung myself wp on the run. The old keitloa's hormV just missed me. He snorted savagely, ;hd rearing .up, thrust his long snout 3ver the edge. A kick from my heavy boot drove him back a few paces. Then he cocked his big head on one side and looked up at me with an expression that seemed to say, 'You're up there all rightr but how about the time when you come down? You'll find me here. "The shelf was perhaps twenty feet long and two wide. Overhead was a fiery sun in a cloudless sky, and back of me a smooth, sheer wall of rock that threw out heat like a furnace. My short run had sent my blood up to what seemed a boiling point, and there was no means of cooling it. I loosened my clothes and made a fan of my hat, but my pulse would not go down. There was no perspiration to give relief. Dry, dreadful heat choked me, and like all heavy men under such conditions, I was seized with the fear of apoplexy. t "I imagined I saw a twinkle in the keitloa's little eyes, but there was no sigh of his abandoning the siege He destroyed a couple of small bushes with side sweeps of his ugly horns, just to show me what he could do. .When I began to walk . along the shelf he trotted along underneath, flirting bis ridiculous tail. , "In one direction the shelf ended abruptly with a smooth wall beyond. In the other it ran to a sharp angle of the rock. I peered 4 round this and saw another shelf, much broader than the one I was on, but separated from it by a four-foot gap. This new ledge inclined slightly upward and terminat ed in a black fissure or cave. "I never saw anything that looked as cool to me as that cave. The heat of that midday sun was terrific. Even a native could not have long withstood it; exposed on those iron rocks. "It affected me as if I were under water boiling water. I breathed with effort, and the back of my head throb bed with hard, jarring beats. It was that cave or a sunstroke. "Eager as I was to gain it, I had ner vous flutterings as I hung round the corner. - If it had not been for that cor ner, Jhfour-foot leap would have been view, then their good Vice-Prooident. $1.00 UP TAKEN. easy; Tnit there it was, and 1 nad to make the best of it. The wall was rough, though not quite rough enough to give my ngers an absolutely sum hold. I tried a dozen jplaces unsat isfied, whjle the broad-backed keitloa hung about below, waiting for me to drop. He seemed quite sure that I would drop. "I went round the corner at last in a kind of desperate half-leap, half-swing, my fingers resting on a couple of lit tle knobs. My feet struck'the shelf all right, but my body seemed disinclined to follow. I tottered for a fraction of a ssftmnd - fripfitMiPil rtmnlotAlv nut my wits ; but by a catlike wiggle I managed to regain my equilibrium, andt then, completely unstrung, leaned pant ing against the scorching rock. "The keitloa was incensed at mjf success. He realized that I was slip ping through his horns. He charged! the ledge, but I was oh safe ground. I Vi4tv oil tVia wqit alnnor tlrta. eTnol and waved my hat at him as I stoop ed to enter the care. As I. put my head into the opening a peculiarly tainted whiff of air saluted me. It was a heavy, pungent odor that once smelt can nev er be forgotten. A sunstroke was bet ter than a stroke from the claw-shod paw of one of the great cats. "I backed out gingerly, but the mis chief had been done. The cave rum bled to a deep purring, and loose peb bles tinkled. I flattened myself in a lit tle niche in the rock as a leopard with frosted chin and threatening yellow eyes stalked out to see who had done her the honor to call upon her. Her udders showed that she had young, and a leopard with cubs will face in their defense anything that lives. "Luckily for me, her gaze fell di rectly upon the old keitloa as he stood reared against the rock, his ugly muz zle jutting over the shelf. "Leopard and keitloa eyed each othet fixedly for a moment Then the lat ter sank slowly down and back, as if awed by the yellow glare of the big cat's eyes: But the leopard was not ia an equally cautious mood. Her home had been invaded; this leathery blaik brute evidently had designs upon her young. It was necessary that he should be taught a lesson lest he should re turn when she was away on the chase. "With a low growl" she sprang straight upon the keitloa. I could see her. four musclar legs work convul sively as she strove to drive her claws in, and her jaws catch the broad nape in a vicious grip. Probably the keitloa was more surprised than hurt, for his tremendously thick, tough skia was almost impervious to such, an at tack. But he was certainly scared. He cralloDed at full speed for the tall grass, V10 lormnrri rMnein tn him like a lim pet.:" ' i ' - - '. - - - , "I am not ouch of a believer in luck. When a man pulls through a tight place, you can depend upon it that pluck, not luck, is generally1 responsi- . 1 1 T1..J. T A..19vif4 4-nlrA nnTT nval i tft rmysen on inis occasion. - "It was rather an extraordinary de liverance, something over which I had no control, unless you take my leap d that corner into consideration. and that really was more of a feat thai I can make it appear. T.rlMn't strm tn think this out then. As soon as the keitloa and his rider had plunged into the grass I was down from the ledge and making as fast as I could for camp. I hadn't found any witches on the butte,-but I agreed with my men that it was as well to givethe place a fairly wide berth." Youth's Companion. ; TAKING IT CHEERFULLY. fc."She declared she could only be sister to me." -"Well, you don't seem so cast dowa about it" ; - f - "No; the situation has its redean ing features.. Brothers aren't expect ed to go very long on flowers and theatre tickets and candy.