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Right here Is where you get both, as well as the services of a graduato Optometrist with twenty two yemOL^ejiOTleaAe,, JBsK'.-inatlon entirely free. j Five Doilar? Reward dress . m?UKTFOOT^EuHtls Lake REV. W. TjWlVIN ARl u THEFICTIOl ???-T Interesting and'Forceful Paper Re Union of 'Anderson? Paper prepared by Rev. W. T. Bel Yin and read before tbe Ministerial Aftso* Motion of Anderson, S. C. March 8. 11)14. Gentlemen and Brethren of this as sociation; Since the topic I? so large j add t he audience no' learned and far | reaching, and the writer so small. a?| well as the company so learned, 1 feel Ilka n bantam hen on a nest ot goose eggs in the middle of an ostrich farm. I However, realizing "the peculiar ef-j feet of the modern-fiction ou our peo ple of today, 1 will do. the beut I can. There was si time when the . term "fiction meant the greut classics, such as Shakespeare, Dickens. Homer or those great writers who wrote for author to see the pleasant, sight of I no purpose of making tbe world bet ter; instead of simply to enable the great rolls of greenbacks or to enable a mercenary writer to tickle his ears with the Jingle of good American coin. Just as the great motive that should! un'd does invariably prompt every1 truly great surgeon, is first of all "The great bencftt'to humanity." even so! should the one impelling motive prompting every person aspiring to write the literature of the day, be the enlarging of the human .mind and the improvement of his or her moral stat us. Sad to say. this br not always the [/case. Our country is flooded with stuff like the Irishman's "razors; Just made tu sell." There is Kttie'or no thought given to the possible good-or hafflt 'hey may or may not do. And Just ah Pat replied* to the complaint that the razors would not even clip a hair I unless you took the trouble to hold bdth ends of it at the same tfrhe. "Sir It was never Intended that that razor Should be used for shaving.' And when Ute customer, in exasperation, asked "Well what were they made for?" re plied laconically, "To sell.' * Sb th^se 'Writers'and ?etinrin of the ?"?t majority of modern fiction, when asked to explain wiry th? Influence of their bocks fail to exert an uplifting force on society, reply, "They were ?eVer made for the purpose at nil.** Va ntstz' ever made auch u cl Whkt were they made?" We receive fdr them. Then when we get through gasping foY breath, and ask "For that same laconic reply "To sell!' While wo love a frCo press and a free people, we must acknowledge th?t this is a day of progress along almost ev ery lino. Men Set on commdh sense j principled Instead of standing oh pre- ] c?dent that has outlived its usefulness. -Laws and customs have changed and are still changing; We hav? changed ocr viewpoint 1h' regard to moat other things. Why net curb the'press when, it sends out bitter water fronva aup tjo^odty'Sweet fountain. We'ho long or travel long distances on horseback or by the slow and antiquated stage coach. Instead we go on the 'great express train's. Or -even better than this we nicnd dur words oh the light ning. Stocks and bonds are bought and sold by wire. Some times by wireless. You cau order any of the domestic | ldxhrleB from' a dear wife to"a'Worth less pet dog by'telegraph. We arc I ??ttlng bur ttotd by the cyn?dlhg pt? 'efee #Swa -l?b??* our mine* to prO^ mice a dollar at half Its rortner coV Our nation is he^omWg-'notedf for its great highways; Tires we are dally belag'morV closely'Woven together in to n homogeneous -mass.' Our Stirpe sail ?n every sea and we ar?r fart" be coming one' of the'gVedt?st "World'' powers. ' Our national pure food laws, based oh the assertion that if a lion eat* u lamb, it all becomes iion too; but if the lamb was spoiled the com bination will be a sick lion, are so very strict that it is well nigh Impos sible to defile the physical -man by the food'that he eats.'. It d?es not matter how hard the good farmer ?de labored to raise that 290-pounder, nor How anxious the cus tomer is to'taut) of htiin or gravy, If the'meat is rousd to be so'diseased in any way that It 'wftl not permanently rncr^as?'thb'idr?ngtn of the container it Is dumped thto the soap factory Or some other cor/veolent-plece where re ftfeol* cared tot. TP* nation Is wak ing vp to the ?uct "That our men sim ply 'must be'kept strong." The tasks are'so great that done save the strong dries can run th? schedule. Hence these strict and proper laws for the protection br the physical man. AU of th^se'rife as they1 should be. Per haps' th?yshbultf be t?ore rigid. Thoy should hever be molr* hrx. Imr there rs a fcreatbr inenac* tivilu omiihood and the womanhood ot today than" cither or the evtl? enumerated abdve. Tia?teyUhtaltm;irjghy.ta;the taco or bi?th ?r?vwKMvt tau'' |rau|#iv. ' fet)t '6V60.' tries to effect a wounded pride when one of Cod's holy men refe*?'-tt?fe a curse. ' The evil to which ? ref?r Is tbe tu?d actiott tttat t? tomgM?te our homes as "The newest things out" and the many other attractive termn. &dMA'-s?i a p>reoa^i?ad* weak br bt>: things being-equal In dM>rUon^*OW <fu-al1ty ?s well as quantity of food that is taken Into body, even so jb the mind made lk or strong by the quality as well i. the ouantltr of the food it absorbs}., iiowctttjr, ? difference Se>; effects on the body as cont iat' on ' the mr?d by the food ?:: n .the catliuij; Of % ch him take tflSu niaar.' Stilt after the f&Sm ieaeh the .ae.smi has with Go* * h card a man say a few'days is coming some day and In BE so if matters little Where or Mut when a person's mind be comes poisoned by anything, he never imjpei alarmed at all, You never .KlitwHrTinMIlVi? U^Jyy?.'> a??ns m. OF MODERN TIMES id Monday Before Ministerial ?ooks Made to Sell nsoest shrd shrd Ah s Mhrdshrdlf fee hlnr sendtag: for a teacher or a preacher and sitting for hours at Iii? feet 1n order to he treated for inn aw ful malady. Instead or erring ont for the doctor I and the necessary remedies lie even I resents the very suggestion that he In afflicted at all. If as In rare ?^sesl sometime i happens, a relative happens I to hecome alarmed and secure treat-1 ment, th? remedy is most difficult toi apply. I had rather treat an elephant I tor the toothache than try to relieve the dtstrc'ss'?f such loved ones. TheyL themicl v":, neve get uneasy, for one H of theie tlction fed young bucks, norp docs cither as for that matter. Then If the disease Is so subtle and the case is so dlfllcult to treat as well| as so awful in Us results, often mean ing eternal death from effects ot sin,| what must we do? I c v quarantine. Ves a thousand| ftuicu. do I oay quarantine against de cayed or'putrid brain food. We ought I to have a law that would dump every| putrid booh Into the lire. Them ure ulways some folks In ev ery town who are fond of llmburgcr clieei'- -I mean both varieties. It is ah acknowledged fact, that we are or will won become of the same warp and tfoof a?i our associates. There are few exceptions to thlB rule. Few people are u?lclently strong to withstand the effect frirgood or 111 of their compan ions. - tf your boy continually keeps bud i cm pan y with a drunkard you need u t be surprised and send for the paste-, rector or priest when he too utaggcrs Into your home with curses on his 11 in*. Most folkB succum soon er or later. Allow your daughter to make chums of the women of the street and you can only expect her to wound your pride. She is sure to break your henrt If you have such an apparatus wrapped up in that careless hide of We' raise the yellow bag of quaran tine against measles, mumps and I whooping cough as well as tho severer] troubles' of this body of ours. 1 will paraphrase the holy word of cur t-nrd and say "The people of this wcrld are wiser in things that con cern their bodies than they are con* earning the things that effect th: minds and very souls of themselves | ['Sud their offsprings: 1 say to you that the parent super vises, it may be a poor grade of sup- j ervlsion, the associations of the small ' boys and girls. Mother's watchful eye is ever on Mary and her chum. Mother's ear is open to the slightest j word that is improper for her daugh ter to hear or even to apeak. One'the B?IghtesV Intimation of wicked lor de fective associates Mary is put to work ovory Urne ih? undesirable ones come] aroubd.' Ii m the same with the Boye. tfWuh bii this care, sill th? sad story Of a grqsrmany blighted lives reveals the add' fact that evil companions- g?fc in the'deadly influence right Under mother's ^ys' and stiatch tb*? brtgbt Jewel aS'itfwete'Wmt between her lln |gera and wreck a life. Yet, I see theie same intelligent, exclusive and' devoted parents allow their children, ortender years-; to pore over a dime nov'at til? the wee'small hours of the "morning, without a efngle tremor. They fail to realize that there is not in many cases a. ragamuffin In alt the own or community, that would so in niience their t^hlld for wrong. This dtuiger is made greater b?cause of J parental negligence along this line. Even the dread' python, boa con-| Btrictor or rattlesnake bav? teamed of | their habits and the haunts they fre quent. W e go on the watch when In I the vicinity of these places and are -never tempted to make a forward step till we are sure the dreaded enemy ls| not In reach. The mother whose daughter la read ing on dangerous ground In the mat ter, of choosing Improper associates Is over vigilant. She, stands ready to sound the alar - tbs* approach of Teal danger. . riot so with the mother whose child J ta being led as a lamb to the slaugh ter by tho modern "Wild West'or whall is perhaps* worse, a quiet east love stoi<: Too many parents fall to real ize that wo really associate with ev ery character fn-the stories wo read: wtry'Ts that mother so silly Sa to] ! trip of ^vbral days with's'-aun^wKosei ^rep^l?IfW.nKe^ Yet'ehe.] nd her son of 1$ summers eff on goes ho far as to place In bis-bands ai book wftbortt knowing its cbntettts. ! 1 wits''giveh 'somb ' cuW&ge on1 thts u.fk?iown plan. A little later W .fouhtr. much to fay dlttcomftture. that ( 1 had' eabboge, bacon an danotk?r kthd i of meat. This meat was fattened1 on tUd 'same CgftiattB^t?iat -niur.t now sus tain me. All 1 nay to euch parents] !v\i fall to examine the books their chil dren read Is "Heware of'the Worm in the, cabbage." It is too)late to'cry and wring your hands after your i;on ha* been, adorn. . od with u chain 'not made-oTj^s^lW I a Ip-neelet wrn on the ?jfcjfla fiwsanj I of the wrlsl.- , You might s> well nedd j your boy into ; a hcine where Asiat U. cholera ?prevalent, and lovingly sa*y "Son, be careful -sad don't catch the dl lease" *s to focV lila mind on cheap iWw/.IWMi n*d -??'fceet *>1m ' icapo net-simn, ; ir-j luigtvt as ?TeH .sttaiiacJe sy|lstrj [the English, channel without getting ['wet. tsrone people am afraid to go church and rffi In the seme .pew a ? wnrran whone husband' Is a drunkard and a gambler, rich ones ex tr-.elr boys and girls to roam ai win bad they wUl quite often over bill and ,dale with '.be very husband himself. tftta?a as black as-eejif-j** [self rnh make I Von fti??w your ?xi'r to-sew ih \ lain steal, deceive, ptltagc I "find evtou comrmTtW nnsamkbie crime and'excuse yeurseir by ssyt?g "He must >**ad in order in secure an edu cation.' He goes with this villain on his courting expeditions. There he vH the baser passion* Always domi-j liant He sees virtues trampled un- j der foot and learns to smile at vice and call license liberty. He sees, success from a worldly* standpoint, obtained at the cost of honor as well as Godliness. It would send cold chills down your, your back to even suspicion your Su-1 sie or willfully keeping company with j a person whose character is not above reproach. Yet s he vis allowed, in the mod m love story, to spend weeks' with crooks and fiends Incarnate. ( People live weeks In a single day in n book. I. e., they have the companion ship, of weeks in a single day's read ing. These weeks are often spent with girls who allow sweethearts to hold their pretty hands and kiss their cher ry lips. Many of these heroines faint under the strain Of proposal of mar riage and fall into the arms of lucky suitors. Then after all of this, they are happily married and life becomes one long sweet song. When .In reality if your girl acted. In that style with her beaux they would all turn their backs on her. You would soon have a heart-brok en child; and it would not be out of the ordinary if yon had'another rela tive, younger und not quite bo close ly related, that would be seriously embarrassed when questioned too closely about the paternal ancestor, or might embarrass you to find a suitable place for-him on the family tree. Our Ideals are formed from our en vironments. A girl used in rtah un der the old regime would unbluahingly accept the position of fifth wirn while the other four were'sound and well. One raised under the1 Georgia law would accept a husband whose wife Itves 'bat*-is divorced. While a true daughter of the Palmetto state must, be sure that her suitor has no living; wife in the wide World. Each of tb girls would feet wound-d and sorely shocked If one should iutimate that ahe were not true blue. Just so docs a girl absorb her Ideas from tho herolnoa with whom ahe as sociates in books. '"The very atmosph?re tends towards that kind of growth. A good book -Is j ennobling just as good food Is aterngth j |eninc; butas t said above, "let every ' IJill Iii ?CnUIC VI iuC VYIJ1U? ill tili), cabbage" and coming the books her, children are reading. I have absolutely no respect for the modem desoe with 11 \\ it? d's tipgulehingly intimate relations be tween the opposite sexes; but had I to choose between It and the average book of fiction, I would say. "give me the dance for mine."'because it docs limber up the muscles and make a certain grace1 of movement which comes from the: physical "exercise. While the man &nd vornan 1ovo novel of today doesn't/even do that,and I ami quite sure that the- moral 'effect Is, fully as bad If not worse. Then there is;another reason which) even condemn the harmless- kind. I not obly ask the . professed food will not -make ma ill, before eating it. i must alsp .eswiofc itAp 'saake me etwa?r? ^^T^iW^^'Wi^- he filled without regard tb nutritive vai ne. I find water and sawdust -both con venient and cheap. Thus -. we. see it is our duty to ask not only 'is there any harm, but is there any gopd. in the food on which our minds least. We should go still further and disk is there nothing better?-A,nd unless .'the ma terial In qUestion-Is the best that can. be had, evon'the reasonably valuable should be' discarded. Cirvu?wv?nc?o alter ,-?sgcs ?. ways any harmless book is better than no reading at all. My hearers well r?t. member the story of Greely and bis men on their polar expedition. When all more desirable rood had given out; they ate their raw hide boots. Ohe of their'number was executed for| eating more thi -1 his shajSj of the del icacy and thus threatening the whole | party with death by starvation. But when these mon:'- returned to civilisation, they atralghtways went out of the-raw hide business. Now, with the great variety of good litera ture at hand very cheap - too, there I Is no excuse for much of the raw hide ] brain food. There seems to be a tre mendous demand for what is called I "light literature." I like soup, I am very tend of good soup too. it will never Injure me eith er, unless I undertake to llvo on that alone. Then it will promptly'starve me to death. I never did fancy the Idea .of drink ing a whole gallon of water* in order] to get a cup Of soup either. Heading th? popular-VUght Htera linViff tor help, mental growth, or the facts that may be gleaned ihereform nnles; rs Hke trying^tr live on thja thin soup diet. Such is only fit for invalids physical or mental as tho sy be. tlhie is given us by the groat ftTfeator of the universe, for the pur' ]JNi?? of improving ourselves for fu turo usefullnoss or of makiug the world better by our present useful ness. It is a crime before o?r God to waste ono-moment. Every hour is a golden Jewel set with ftlxty diamond nubutes. The I poor,, as well as the rich1 have this ? riceles? wealth at t! disposal, we frlPer til .ble asiict y. or us? It to help ?? Climb the er of success If not of fame? we e thousands of bH-|1A.'Ireuug men today .ho are "killing time" as thoy 1 -rling this trashy stuff, when thojH read at all, and med?tatlnR on. its disgusting suggestions when] ! tv'e n iew mnmen?a~3urt to tneni-j Two hours each day ?? enl In'fisj?r Ing etrd etudylng th.\-;fri wftHn five years, br less, change iver boy of nineteen summers in*, foreman or a rnfll superinten dent. Tee same time spent on trashy stuff will leave him R sorry weaver or] jmofe likely, a vagabond, without [job! Ott effect of the cr?ai majority of I these'"novels ts to ?e?d' Ewe e g men to [trust In bTfiht nick or sttjaple chanco ^kn-d* thus It t^nd* n?twtt> devel op baser' MtsSSdh&v'%M?tO- ai?ke the mktmt carWs Turafteraje' novel '.reader alts fdi> by snd waits for some ihi?g to torn up.i wbfM^Cbe reader of biogvkpby, history, and olber facts gives perfect satisfaction . hCKt'. r- .11?!? ? ?* ? ? >> >? . NORTH GEORGIA AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE. Branch University of Georgia. E. B. VICK&V, Department of Latin. D?iiioncga, Ga.t March l h 1.9* 14. C. A: Reed Piano & Organ Co., Anderson, S. C. / "f 1 D?ar?rs: You sold me an Ivers & Pond Piano in October, 1907, which has not only given entire satisfaction7 every day since it arrived, but it has received uniform endorsemnet and praise from musicians and professional tuners a? ranking Jirst in a community of some 1 5 or 20 pianos. Some of the oldest and best known manufacturers instrumeats are here. The tone of our piano grows tiner with age. I have had it tuned only brie.,time. . '' i still annreciate Mr. Pond's personal selection of our instrument. **. . ; Sincerely yours, E. B. Vickery. ' ' 5";*. ' ' '. ?-."? Cheapest in the End c. a. reed piano ? organ co., . ? '^1 *jtt- ??. . ' Factory Distributors j ANDERSON, SO. CAR. gets down with pick a?d shovtd arid digs sometbtng up. Modern fiction tends* to lead our; sweet sixteen* td think lightly of sit-] ting in cosy corners and allowingij John or Bill to hold her pretty handj in his. if not to let his strong arm j encircle ber delicate waist, while she] little dreams of the awful price she must pay. Sue ' IHUe .dreams that it J means loss o? virtaz, frieads.. hcrneJ aad ^i'mvufiiis hue *ury. soil. She may Justly ask in astonishment, "Did not those girls of whom I bave so often read, do the very same things fis I. did and still re?ch the pinacle of society? Ala3, y??ng people. It 1st easy to write of strea^.flowtog..u? Hill, but it nev?r doei^ofianvtry day life. I *> i |a? - My advlco to every ono is "read that which will help you; more your mind with facts that arc. .worth re [rarmberlng; know the <vdnld histor ically, geographically, morally and so cially." \vnow the- plan or entyation rw as to live the lire that Christ Would.hsve you ?lv*5. I* you do all these'things i-sr.2 m?te a Imag,- a? -tbo rest mass pf humanity must do, your time will be pretty well taken up. If you still have ttme- to spare, you might try re lieving the town in wbieh,t you live .of of the curse of trashy reading. where, to a place that 1 have no desire .to Bee. Respectfully submitted, W. T. BELVIN, Pastor, And-r-oi3-:.-? 9^??e Church,. Leaee NegotaOed ea Keel tatate, ?fflce: W?ieoa-Va??lvar Ba?db?-. ANDHRSON, 8. ?. PART ONE VOL. 1. NO. 1. Weekljr, K t WUhe4 1860;Doily, Jan. 18, 1914. ANDERSON, S. C. TUESDAY MORNING, JAN. 13, 1914. PRICE FIVE CENTS. $5.00 PEF ANNUM.