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A SPLENDID SERMON ON MISSIONS.
centuries. In the first
we have, as a leader, the
Paul and the 'missionary to the
Gentiles- -The second and third
centuries are covered with dense
darkness, so far as the records go,
but none were more intensely mis-
sionarv. From that time on to
the present, every century, with
out exception, shows conspicuous
names engaged in this work.
These are some of them :
In the 4th century we have
UlDhilas. He was a successful
missionary among'the West Goths,
who were rank. He translated
f or them the Bible. Many were
converted by his preaching.
In the 5bh century we have St.
Patrick. He was the missonary
to Ireland. He gathered the peo-
pie in the open fields and preach-
ed to them Christ.
In the 6th centurv we have
Columbia, He preahed in Ire-
land, parts of England and to the
Ivorthern Picts. He founded the
mona&tery of lona.
In the 7th century Augustine I
. was sent to England with a num-
erous train of followers by Pope
In the 8th century Boniface
In the 9th century Ansgar was a
missionary to Denmark and
In the 10th century Vladimir
was a missionary to the Russians.
In the 11th century St. Stephen
of Hungary was a missionary to
Bohemia, Hungary and Poland.
In the 12th century Bishop Ottc
of Bamberg was a missionary to
the Pomeranians, Livonians and
in the loth century itaymona
Limi went to the aaracenes m
Africa. He was stoned to death
by a mob while preaching.
-In the 14th centurv John de
Monte was a missionary in Pekin,
China, for eleven years.
In the 15th century Las Casas
was a missionary to the West
Indes. He was the first man to
receive priestly ordination in
In the 16th century Francis
Xavier was a Jesuit missionary to
In the 17th century John Elliott
was the missionary to the Indians.
The principal monument of his
labors is the translation of the
Bible into the Indian language.
In the 18th century William
CareyTwent to India. He is noted
for saying, 'Expect great things
from God, Attempt great things
lor God." "I will go down, but
you must hold the rope."
m the lyth century Adroniam
Judsonwentto Burmah. When
he arrived he said: "The prospect
IS as bright as the promises of
The 20th century is noted for
its great host of "noble heroes of
the cross. These are just a few
names out of hundreds known to
us. And these are but a few out
of tens of thousands known to the
recording angel who in every cen
tury have braved peril and'endur
ed hardship that they might
spread abroad the gospel
All these missionaries have done
nothing, but obey the charter of
the christian church. The first
command of Christ was, "Follow
me and I will make you fishers of
men." His last, "Go ye and
make disciples of all the nations."
The charter of the christian
church is, "Go ye therefore, and
teach all nations, baptizing them
in the name of the Father, and of
the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
teaching them to-w observe all
things whatsoever T have com
manded you: and, lo, I am with
you alway, even unto the end of
the world, Amen." Three facts
are written upon this charter.
1. The church was founded as a
missionary enterprise. It was
not intended to stand still, but to
2, The missionary enterprise of
the church has no geographical
limits. The gospel is not for only
one nation, but for all nations,
3. There is no limit in time to
the commission which Christ gives
the church. He does not tell his
disciples to preach for one century
and then stop. They are to
preach and keep on preaching ; to
go and keep on going ; for if they
will do this he will be with them
even unto the end of the. world.
The apostle Paul was conscious of
these facts written in this com
mand, given by Christ. That is
the reason he desired to see the
heathen city of Rome, "I must
also see Borne." This was not a
desire on the part of the apostle
just to visit the city and see its
beauty. He knew that the inflir
ence of the capital city spread cut
over all the known world, iust as
the influence-of America does to
day. It was the strategic centre
of the life of his age. "I must
also see Rome," I must go to
Rome and preach this gospel
which is the power of God unto
salvation. Realizing this great
fact, is the reason that the Re
formed church is putting forth
extra efforts to establish Reform-
ed churches hi the leading cities
of the country. It is the
we have a fine church in Wash
ington where President Roosevelt
worships ; it is theTeason we are
preparing to build a fine church
in Chicago. These are strategic
points in the life our country
We have the apostle's sense, "I
must also see Home. The same
is true as it relates to the foreign
field. The church should realize
now is the time to fasten atten-
tion upon Japan. China is wak
ing from h.er long, long slumber.
lhe question of the politician is.
What shall we do with China?
The question of the christian is
What will China do with us? A
great tide of foreign pupulation is
coming to our courtry. We must
meetjthe issue. These people must
have the gospel preached unto
them, because they are herd
"If we do not Americanize them
they will foreignize us." But the
church of Jesus Christ "should go
to the very source of it all and
christianize them as far as possi
ble befere they come to our shores
And especially is this true as it
relates to China. We should re
memoer that unina is not going
to be influenced by us. "If she
desires Western civilization she
will choose to take it from hei
neighbor and kin, Japan. If .we
j did but know the hour of visita
tion and opportunity, we should
evangahze Japan, and especially
tin the centers of learning, for
from them are going forth the
men who will presently effect the
moulding of China, The church
today ought to be restless
through all her missionary socie
ties, and her great cry ought to
be I must see Japan.' Paul knew
that to be at the center of the
empire with the message of the
gospel was to effect the uttermoe
part of the earth."
It is true that the church
doing and has done a great work in
Japan and China. (The Reform
ed church supports 51 mission
aries. 28ar& in Japan and 23 are
in China,) Here are a few statis
tics relating to the work of the
church in t Japan and China
There is a population of 45,000,000
in Janan. fV7.000 ta Prnt.fiat.ar
christians. Let us look at China
as it was in 1807 and then look at,
it in 1907. In 1807 not a single
Chinese Protestant Christian. In
1842 after 35 years, there were
only "six church members ; and in
1860 only about one thousand
Morrison was the oy Prot&sfcan
missionary, and in 1860 the tota
missionary force numbered only
100. There'was no native helpers
No part of the Bible in print
ino cnnsiian doo&s or tracts in
Chinese. China closed agains
the gospel. Even in 1857 only
five treaty ports were open to the
In 1907 more than 150,000
church members, representing a
christian community af about
half a million souls, in every prov
ince of the empire. More than
3,800 foreign missoharies, includ
ing 1,146 wives. About ten thou
sand Chinese preachers, colpor
teurs, etc. More than a million
copies of the Scriptures were sold
in China last year. From Han
kow alone, during the past thirty
years more than 26,000,000 books
and tracts have been issued and
circulated. The whole of China
open to missionary work, eager
for new light, new knowledge, new
In the face of all these facts
that we have in favor of the great
missionary enterprise there are
many who cry out and say we do
not believe in foreign missions.
You ask them why, and they will
often say that they are not a suc
cess. What do you call success? Is
it a success to have opened up
new continents to commerce?
Then missions have succeeded.
China, Japan, India, Africa, Aus
tralia,, and all Asia have been
opened up to commerce by the
faithful missionaires, And today
honest commerce and business
gets more out of this in one year
Jl .1 1 1 1 ' A A Y
roan tnecnurcn nas ever;?
it. Suppose these countries anomaly
close their door.8 to our
trade, it would be worse than
any panic that has ever struck
Is it a success to make vast con
tributions to human science and
literature? Then missions have
succeeded. Carl Ritter says he
could never have written his geog
raphy if it had not been for -the
missionaries.. So our school chil-
urwi r.B Kuwu8 w uixou u
j . it: i.v, j : j. l.-.ci i
of this in their study ot geogra
phy. Is it a success to adorn the
page of history with gloriotfs ex
ample of faith and. self-sacrifice?
Then missions have succeeded.
For there is no roll of "honor that
shines with brighter names.
Is it success to win souls for
Christ out of the heart of heath
endom? Then missions have
succeeded as I have already point
ed out. "And when you, my
brother, have found one hardened
sinner at home, and turned him
f om errror, and brought him into
the church of Christ, against the
opposition of his friends and fam
ily, and at the sacrifice of his
woddly prospects then, and not
till then will you have right to
find fault with the missionary en
terprise which hasd one that thing
for thousands of heathen while
vou have been sitting still and
Brethren, we are not realizing
the great responsibility that rests
upon us. We have seen America,
hut jrce must also see. Japan, we
must see China, etc. We must
havejihe" spirit of the apostle, "I
must also see Rome." We are
simply trustees of the gospel.
That is all. "To know our duty
and do it not is sin. "It our
religion isnot true we ought to
change it; if it is true we are
bound to propagateSKfhat we be
lieve to be the truth."" The great
trouoie with us as a christian na
tion and as a christian church is
that we are in the same condition
and state of mind as the apostles
who wero on the Mount of Trans
figuration with their Lord. After
being up on the Mount with their
Lord they said, "It is good for us
to be here." That was true. It
was good for them to be there.
But the mistake was, that thej
wanted to stay there all the time
They proposed to make three tab
ernades and abide there. But-that
was not in accord with the wishes
of Christ. He says, they must
come down the mountain and find
something to do. ' There is a work
that must be done. So we are liv
ing amidst christian opportunities
and on the mount of privileges :
we are saying, it is good for us.
But the trouble is, we are not
coming down the mountain. We
like to sing the old hymn, "Here
I will sit and sing myself to ever
lasting bliss." Let us come down
the mountain. At the foot of
the mountain are the Japanese
and Chinesejetc. Let ufl go and
see thern. If the mercies of.. God
have blessedly beset us, let us not
build three tabernacles that we
may abide: but rather like Paul
say, "I must go to Rome," and
push, thank God, and take con-
aere until we arrive there. But in
order to go to Rome, Japan,
China, etc., we must put forth
Dorsonal effort, ffive onr monev.
t - . -Fa J 7
pray (but do not pray unless yoa
give .SOmetmngJ and love, "it
... -. ....
your love eannot cross the ocean
it has a broken wing
Another Fife at Thomasflile.
Sunday afternoon about 4
o'clock the factory of the Climax
Chair Company was found to be
on fire. The alarm was given
and every effort made to check
the flames but thty had gained
too much headway. The fire
originated in the second story of
the plant and quickly spread all
over the Jauilding. From the
main building the finishing de
partment, about 100 feet away,
caught and it wa"s destroyed with
a large stack of chairs. The or
igin of the fire is not known.
The loss was about $16,000, with
$5,200 insurance. Messrs. Will
andJTom Harris owned the plant.
Their loss is heavy, especially in
view of the fact that they had
another costly fire in the last few
years, it is not definitely known,
but it is thought that the plant
will be rebuilt as soon as possible.
the Lexington Dispatch.
Wood ! Readers of The Watch
man who may wish to pay their
subscription with wood are invit
ted to do so now.
Adopt 8-HOUF Day.
M ft j . attended meeting
tllQ xr.v. fx,nMno n.,aQ nrV.
ers Association in Greensboro, in
which 95 per cent of the output of
North Carolina furniture was rep
resented, it was decided to reduce
the output by curtailing the hours
srom ten to eight per day, excepting
where employes pprferred to work
five ten-hour days per week, and
lay off one day. The question of
shutting down was discussed, but
was nnt o.m-isiidftrfifl fierioualv.
Thfl asaoclatiOI1 also discussed but
did not favor selling goods at re
duced prices, but resolved to con-
inue manufacturing goods and
storing the products until the
market got better. There is de
pression in the market, but the
manufacturers are confident ind
leel that the -market will soon
There will be no shutting down
or discharge of employes in the
factories. It is 'understood that
High Point factories will run on
the 8-hour day plan, leavingother
communities to act on the five-
dav plan, if thev so select. Of
course an 8-hour day will mean
less wages for the workmen, but
it is hoped that this Roosevelt
panic will let up soon
, and aii
the shops will run same as ever
lhe .Lexington lactones are
running on the regular winter 9-
hour dav. Thev make this time
every winter, and will "ho
-t I ,
continue to do so this winter.
Up to Noyember 1st, before this
panic began to be felt, every
factory in Lexington, and per
haps all other state furniture
factories, had received more busi
ness and had done more than ever
before in their history. Naturally
there was some disturbance when
money conditions grew tighter
and some orders were counter
manded. However the outlook is
brighter and it is easy to believe
that soon conditions will be nor
mal. . The crisis has passed.
A Significant Prayer.
"May the Lord help you make
Bucklen'B Arnica Salve known to
all," writes J. G. Jenkins, of
Chapel Hill, N. C. "It quickly
took the pain out of a felon for
me and cured it in a wonderfully
short time." Best on earth for
sores, burns and wounds. 25c at
all drug stores.
Prohibition Tactics in Alabama.
The Alabama Senate Tuesday
passed a bill, previously passed by
the House, providing for State
prohibition, The most remark
able incident of the Alabama con-
test was the appearance of women
as lobbyists against prohibition.
The daughter of Admiral Raphael
Semmes, of the Confederate Navy,
and Mrs. Augusta Evans Wilson,
the noted writer, presented a pro
test signed by about 1,000 women
of Mobile and other cities in Ala
bama. The basis of the protest
seemed to be that the passage of
prohibition law would cripple thej
schools. The bill, however, pass
ed the Senate by a vote of 32 to 2,
aud a dispatch from Montgomery
When two carloads of Mobile
women came to the city today to
... . . - . . -
lobby against the prohibition bill,
passed by the House and pending
ln the benate, they found that
delegations from Montgomery,
o.l i t- : 1 u j-
ooiiua auu jDirmiDguum, wuo ia'
vorea tne prohibition measure,
had fillei the Senate galleries un
til not a seat was left. It was a
plan to crowd them out and car
ried. Little children stood in the
lobbies and pinned ribbons on
every one who came id, The chil
dren were kept out of school to
work against whiskey.
And so the sisters who tried to
oppose prohibition were treated
somewhat as the Morally Stunted
of the male persuasion are in this
State. They were shut out.
States ville Landmark.
A tickling cough, from any
cause, is quickly stopped by Dr.
Snoop's Cough Cure, And it is
so thoroughly harmless and safe,
that Dr. Shoop tells -mothers
everywhere to give it without hes
itation even to very young babes
The wholesome green leaves and
tender stems of a lung-healing
mountainous shrub, furnish the
curative properties to Dr. Shoop's
Cough Cure. It calms the coughr
and heals the sore and sensative
bronchial membranes No opium,
no chloform, nothing harsh usea
to injure or suppress. Simply a
arsinous plant extract, to heal
aching - lungs. The Spaniards
call this shrub which the Doctor
uses, "The Sacred Herb." De
mand Dr. Shoop's.' Take no
other. Grimes' Drug Store,
For over sixty years doctors
have endorsed Ayer's Cherry
Pectoral for -coughs, colds,
weak lungs, bronchitis, con
sumption, lou can trust a
medicine the best doctors ap
prove. Then trust this the next
time you have a hard cough.
The beat kind of a testimonial
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It goes without saying that
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H. Thompson, J. A. Peeler,
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Rowan County. )
In Superior Court,
Action for Divorce.
The defendant above named will
take notice that an action entitled as
above has been commenced against
him in the superior court of Rowan
connty to obtain a divorce from the
bonds of matrimony on the grounds of
infidelity; that the said defendant
will further take notice that he is re
quired to appear at the February
term. 1908, of the Superior court of
Rowan county to be held on the 3rd
Monday before the first Monday of
March, 1908, ai6Lanswer or demur to
the complaint in said action, or the
plaintiff will apply to the Court for
the relief therein demanded.
Siovdmber the 1st, 1907.
J. F. McCUBBINS,
Clerk Superior C;urt Rowan County
P. S. Cablton, atty. 6t
To weak and ailing women, there Is at least one
way to help.
But with that way. two treatments,
must bo combined. Onedi local, one is eonstitn
tlonal. but both are important, both
Dr. Shoop' Night Cure is the Local.
Dr. Shoop'i Restorative, the Conitltutlonal.
The former Dr. Shoop'i Night Cure is a topical
mucous membrane suppository remedy, while Dr.
Shoop's Restorative is wholly an internal treat
ment. The Restorative reaches throughout tha
entire system, seeking the repair of all nerve,
all tissue, and all blood ailments. .
The "Night Core", as its name implies, does its
work while yon sleep. It soothes sore and inflam
ed mucous surfaces, heals local weaknesses and
discharges, while the Restorative, eases nervous
excitement, gives renewed vigor and ambition,
builds up wasted tissues, bringing about renewed
strength, vigor, and energy. Take Dr. Shoop
Restorative Tablets or Liauid as a general tonic
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- ' NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
All persons having claims against
the estate of B. CCody.late deceased,
will present them to the undersigned
on or before the first day of Septem
ber. 1908, or this notice will be pleaded
in bar of their recovery.
This 22nd day of August. 1907
extrx. of BC. Oody.
Bubton Craigb, attorney. 6i
With all the emphasis of which, type is capable we want
to direct your attention Christmas ward. It is but a matter of
days now when we will be in the thick of the Holiday distribu
tion, Our buying was done long ago,. and everything is now
ready for your looking or your buying. .
As befits-the season you'll find our displays lavish, and
suggestions are just a boufc numberless. We are expecting our
biggest yet Christmas trade and if merit wins we will get it.
The big city stores haveno advantage over us, except in
unnecessary duplication. Our lines take in ALL the just-out
jewelry styles, all the charm and novelty that belong only to
JEWELRY. For price reasons, too, we can make it worth
yuur while to purchase here.
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The reason for the offer of Two-Horse Wagons at COST
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and confine ourselves to the sale of One-horse Wagons, fine
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