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uid being solicitous as to their welfare. She was very far from being self-centered, as her abiding interest in others eloquently testified. She well Knew that the company of sufferers and burden-bearers was not small, that others, like herself, were heir of life's ills and sicknesses and to them she gave compassionate interest, tender sympathy. No doubt in that great day of the Lord many will learn for the first time that some of their blessings were in direct answer to her prayers breathed from a sickbed. She loved God and gave proof of it in leading a consistent, consecrated life, and in her unselfish love of others. She was blessed in having a family reunion not one of her children absent a short while before she passed away to be with Him "of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named." Very precious to me is the recollection of that sweet saint who so bravely bore her afflictions in the llesh before being clothed upon with immortality, eternal life. May grace and strength be given to her husband and children that they may so order their lives that some day they may join her over yonder where she waits for their home coming. JOHN H. HALL. Williams. The subject of this sketch, Bro. Henry J. Williams, was born in Washington County, N. C, seventy-one years ago, died June 11, 1010, at his home near Roper. Brother Williams was converted and joined the Methodist Church under the ministry of Rev. F. D. Swindell in 1872, and served as steward and trustee almost continuously from his connection with the church until his death. In his death the church has lost a faithful and valuable member and the community an ideal citizen. His influence will abide. He was a man of sterling worth and unquestionable integrity, loyal to his Lord, true to his country and faithful in all the relations of life. He was among the first from his native county to obey the call of State for troops at the beginning of the Civil War and did valiant service for t.e cause he loved so well. He was in several hard-fought battles, in one of which he was taken prisoner in 1864 and held until the close of the war. One who knew said of him that from the time he enlisted in the Southern army to the time he was taken prisoner by the enemy that he never missed a roll-call, or asked for a furlough. After the war he returned to his native county, married and spent his life on the farm, was successful in accumulating a competency, gave liberally of his means to the support of the church, and ever willing to help the needy, was faithful and true to his Lord and to the church and a power in the community for good. His last service, and one he had performed for years, was to carry the elements for communion to church. His house was the home of the preacher and many a weary itinerant found rest under his hospitable roof. It has been my privilege to be his pastor for one and half years, amd from my first acquaintance with him was impressed with his deep piety and strong faith in God, but he has left us. God called and he was ready, like a shock of corn, ripe for garners in the sky. For his sorrowing widow and children we pray that the God of all grace may comfort their hearts and give them a spirit of resignation to the divine will. Their loss is his eternal gain. Death to him was but a messenger summoning him to lay aside the armor and put on the chap-let of victory. "Servant of God, well done; Thy glorious warfare's past, The battles fought, the victory won Thou art crowned at last." J. M. BENSON. The Master praised "the Israelite in whom there is no guile." Cunning-may be admired in animals, but not in men. Stating half-truths is only a skillful way of lying. Concealments which mislead are incompatible with a high Christian character. No dignity of office can take the place of kingliness of soul, and no craftiness can hide wrong intent from the all-seeing eye that searches the depths of the heart. New Orleans Christian Advocate. A WILD BLIZZARD RAGING brings danger, suffering often death to thousands, who take colds, coughs and lagrippe that terror of Winter and Spring. Its danger signals are "stuffed up" nostrils, lower part of nose sore, chills and fever, pain in back of head, and a throat-gripping cough. When Grip attacks, as you value your life, don't delay getting Dr. King's New Discovery. "One bottle cured me," writes A. L. Dunn, of Pine Valley, Miss., "after being 'laid up' three weeks with Grip." For sore lungs, Hemorrhages, Coughs, Colds, Whooping Cough, Bronchitis, Asthma, its supreme. 50c, $1.00. Guaranteed by all druggists.

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  1. North Carolina Christian Advocate,
  2. 28 Jul 1910, Thu,
  3. Page 13

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