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CHRISTMAS HCSL?DAV NUMB
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GOLUAlBlfl, S. 6., SflTURBfly, DEGEMB&R 21. 1901
FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS
Hold Their Communication in
Town of Winnsboro. ,
Grand Master u0 Officers Re-Elected.
A Grand and Enthusiastic Meet
The 33rd annual communication
cf the Most, Worshipful Lodge of
Free and Accepted Masons of the
State of South Carolina und juris
diction was held at Winnsboro Inst
week. The folio wirig Grand Lodge
officers were present :
'Dr. C. C. Johnson G M, Rev. B"
F. McDowell D G M, T. L. Shiver
G S W, J. L Washington G J W.
R M. Nixon G T: E, J. Sawyer
G S, Rev. I. D'. Davis G L, C. C
Mc Rae G C, R. C. Dav. s G P, T. W'
Williams G Marshall. A, J. Johnson
G S D, JET. \V. Hines G J D, Dr. D.
Moorer G S S,-Rev. E. W. Allen G
?J ?t S.J- Hart G. Sword B, H. L.
paT?^G. Stau,. B, McDonald Ragin
J. Levy D D G M, J. C. Jackson D
D'G M. There were present also
over one hundred of the Maslers
?nd Wardens of the Lodges in thc
State together with a largo number
of visiting Masons of this and other
The Grand Lodge convened at 12
o'clock on Tuesday and after the
enrollment of the members and the
appointment of the various com
mittees, the Grand Master delivered
an appropriate address. At night a
public meeting was held in the A.
M. J?. church where Several able
and eloquent addresses were m ?ide
to a large audience
On Wednesday the different
grand offieers reported and the an
nual election was held. Dr. C. C.
Johnson was unanimously re elected
A public installation was held at the
A, M. E. church at night in the
presence o f a crowded audience.
Much business was transacted on
Thursday ?nd at night a largo and
enthusiastic meeting was held and
the repot to showed that during the
year over five hundred of the best
men of the Slate had been added to
the list of members abd that the
outlook was lar more encouraging
than . it has ever been in the State.
The proof was clear that the bogus
faction ia ouiy getting those who are
not able to get i uto regular Masonry.
Invitations from a number of dif
ferent places for the next annual
meeting were icceived. That of the
city of Su nter was accepted. The.
recommendation of the Grand Mas
ter t o hohl a great international
Masonic Cougre38 in Charleston on
7th ami 8th of April 11.902 was a
dopred, and tho thousands of regu
lar Masons from all the States and
Territories will be invited to attend
this great gathering.
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HAPPY GREETINGS ;
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Written for The Recorder by d.
We happily gre?t t IK-?S-one and ali
A merry Christmas day
While Old Saint Nicholas (in thoo call
Hear what lie has to .suv.
Ile brings to you it papSr dear
RECORDING thc.nam?J of all,
Thc rich, tia1 po >t\ they never fear
Nor lot til J han u sv fall
Look up with cheerful heurta, he elad
And rest ir. pence this (lay,
Remember this ami don't be sad -
A Merry Christmas Day.
We hope for you a merry lime
This Christmas Day you sec; I
In union" let each heart combino
For Rim who made yon free. <
While Christmas comes to every rioor
To some it bnng.-t a smile;
But still it never slights the poor
Nor shun thc smallest child.
Flower.- have diooped their htt!e heads
And whispered all good night
While dew drops on their little beds
Greeting with ai i its might.
JRemember now thc Christmas Day,
Just how it came about,
And as we celebrate, mo may
Tell it without a doubt.
You know way back in olden times
JVhilc shepners watched their flocks*
By, ^ghti.They watched at every sign ?~*f?
' ';?|^:^o;^ould vwa tch^ thc clock.
Far in the eal
A land designed foi _
Thc shepherds t?gjptfieir eyes.
A. Bookhart. City Collector
Beyond the walls of Bethlehem
A woundrous light appeared
So very bright it seems to them,
They must now start with lears^
Yet, li<t-the strams of music came
Upon the still night air.
With greetings ot the Holy'Name
Who had the cross to hear.
There was another greeting heard
There was a< choral song.
By one with shining wings-in words
"Fear not !" a greeting tbnpug.
Behold, I brinsj to you he said
Glad tidings of gr ?at joy
While peace may rest upon your head
Good will men may ?rnjoy.
Whi le quiv'ring o'er white cliffs of years
Tho blessed tidings comes
And softly floating ont with cares
A voice that gleets, welcome.
Still floating out upon the breeze
Glad ringing Christmas hells
Of, peace, good will- we greet with ease
?jj 'Glad tidings etUl it teils.
^ Dear friend, good will embodies ail
While you may read and think.
How hard it is for us tp toil
Or satisfy with ink,
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. We try to please you all we can;
Expecting in return
?. That vou will lend a helping hand
HP-i TV p?ra a P pflft's jghe'el -t
W? bid y?il* Heaven's speed.
Whatever you do in work or play,
New life--new year you lead.
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Beduoed Batas Via Southern Railway
On account of the South Carolina
and wost Indian exposition tue Son
dern railway will sell tickets from
Columbia, at the following cheap
rates to Charleston and return. *
ftp.85 for tickets c:* sale daily
from November 30, to .'May 31, 1002
with final limit to Ju tu? 3, iOO?, in
$4.30 for tickets on sale daily from
November 30 to May 31. '1003, in
clusive, with final limit of ten days
in addition to ?late of sale.
83,25 for t.ckets to be sold on
Tuesday and Thursday ol*each week
f oin December 1. to "?May 20, 1002,
inclusive with final limit of seven
days in addition iodate of sale.
The Southern railway op-rates
four trains a day to Charleston on
the following convenient schedules.
Xo IC, leaves (Handing Street
station at 1.35 a. ra , arriving Char*
teston at 7.00 a. m. and carries the
Charlotte-Charleston, and Greenville
Charleston sleeping ears.
Ko ti leaves union depot at 7.00a,
m., arriving Charleston 1.1.15 u. m.l
No. 8 leaves blanding Street sta-j
tion at 11.40 a. m., arrives Orana??-1
burg at 1.05 a. m., branchville 1.321
p. m., leaves at 1.47 p. tn., stopping
20 minutes for dinner, arrives Sum
merville ac 2.57 p. rn., and anives
Charleston at 3.3a p m. and car
ries the New York and Charleston
sleeping enr, beginning JOecember 2.
No. 14 leaves union depot 3 'Nt p.
m., arriving Charleston at'7.30 p.
ni'.-, iittd 'enfries the SU' Louis and
Charleston ear, effective December 3
Fur Pullman car space tickets,
.ite, callion H. A.vteay, U. T. A.,
'1513 Main sir<-o\
TIIK Negroes gets better protection
i:? Africa than tba y do in America.
Last Week a marchant over there
named Wittenberg was Sen teheed
to ftye years ia the penitentiary tor
impaling a Negro on] a ram rod.
A merchant named Kelnict was
sentenced for .three years for poutiDg
petroleum on a Negro's hands and
then setting lum on fire, and a
j MISSIONS IN SO. CAROLINA.
?Rev. Dr. Bouey Tells What
The People Are Doing
i He Uso Speaks of the Work of This Pa
per. To Lea? for Africa
/ on ?annary 14th.
To the People'? Recorder :
I have heeu pleased to read your j
? columns,' urul ?baerve your motto
and mann-ir of Editorials-It truly
has liv right name "People's Re
Rortior." In kr-cping before our
, eyes, tho record wc have made since
I ihe war closed, and culling our at
? luntion to the fart, that we are mak
ing a veroni currently-You are do
ing more goml than you know of.
Yes, yon are building grander than
you know. You will, brother editor,
never know how much pood your|
editorial life is doing until heaven's
; record, in the final ?ay opens it to
I von. Negro Journalism i ? hard,
I but you Hcem to be facing it like a
I mun cf gi nee. Of course, none but
: a man af grace can "advise, counsel
and admonish" successfully, I II
fact, none should lead our people
bi\i men ?lid women of grace.
You sing out for morality in no
j uncortiin Ungringe. That is right,
j for cur young people ought to be
better than their parents. Butatier
all, the growth of the people de
pends npon tho leaders, both as to
quality n ii d]), q n ab ti ty. /
I g^t back to the old state Oct.
j third merchant was sentenced to
! eight months ia jail for destroying !
! the eye of aNogro chief with a j
1st, last, representing the Foreign j
Mission work of the National Bap
tisfc Foreign Board. I have been re-?
ceived very kindly by the brethren'
throughout the State, I have re- I
ceived the following monies in the!
St. te- j
Zion Baptist Columbia, 8. C. ?38.40
Upper Watereo Association 4*2.7'i
An dock Association 6.?U
CasHcmane Association 61.45
Church at Irmo 1 .Oil *
Pee Pee Association 00.10
Old Ashley Association 30.17
New Ashley Association 28.03
New Ashley S. S. Convention ?.25
St. John Bapt Ch. Crosland 3.78
Rev. Guinyarl, Charleston 1.00
Cash Charleston 1.00
Orangehnrg Association 34.30
MorrisSt. Bapt. Ch. Charleston 15 00
Lower Watcreo Association "?5.00
Dr. Gilbeit Central Ch. Chas'tn 10.00
Mt. Maria Bapt Ch. Camden 10?20
('apt. IL Williams Georgetown 1.75
Bethesda Bapt Cn Georgetown 43.00
1st Calvary Bapt Ch. Columbia 0.80 j
Bethesda Bapt ChiSociety Hill 40.081
Macedonia Bapt Ch Darlington 28.05 j
2d Baptist Church Florence 5.00;
Total $500.58 ?
Through your serpeante eolumu^j
I reflect my thanks to the many j
dear brethren for their aid' to my j
work, which lays heavily' on my !
I will bail from New York for
Liberia Afi ica, Jan. 14, 1002.
God bless you for your personal
I am yours for poor pleading
Africa, H N. BOTJEY.
P. S. It shall, D. V., bo yonr pri
vilege to hear from me when I am
over the great father nf caters,
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THE FARMERS' OPPORTUNITY
All Who Haven't Homes Ought
Purchase ai Once.
Some Plans by Yin icu a Farm Can Sue
cessfully bo Roul?t and
The latest leniicL is??u?d UV thc Bu
reau ol' Nature Study contains, a
moog other things, tim following
valuable hints tu ramiers who vic
aire ".o secure a :.o.t>t of thwii
the first step os i.e.? direction cf
helping and improving their cou -
We _feo; that th?.". farinera ave no
paying enough attenti ?o ?o buving
land and building h?nn.^ for them
selves und families. About the tirst
duty of every farmer uh on ld be to
have a homo of his own. Fur ti?
haven home menus that you are able
to protect, your family [.-, rn ea tut
that your word stands ;or io me- '
thing in the community where you
livf. It mean? tliAt peop'e can
come to you, instead of you- always
going co them. It montis a place
where ?ach member' of the family
^.V^^ft^iWj ?ieknessorin h^*li^^^
short, it moans that you ar? i!^^^
better position to serve yourself und
family, your country nod your God.
\W fully understand that it rs not
an easy thing in these days of low
prices of cotton and other farm pro
ducts, to save monoyjon the farm
The family must eat and wear.
Tho doctor must hg p.iid. The
preacher and teacher must have
their pay. lt's hard I t takes
good heads, good hands and good
hearts to Eucceed. ft. takes a good
head to plan right, lt takes good
bauds to carry out good plans.
takes an honest heart to stay away
from the courts and jails. Our peo
pie loso thousands of dollars every
year going to courts. Tho man who
works hard every day, stays at home
day and night as he should, is sel
dom asked to attend court. This
kind of funner can buy land.
Now let ?aeh farmer without a
home, set his pegs to buy one. We
will name two common pegs,. We
will also tell you how you may drive
them down. We would name the
first peg Goon TRADE.
Find a healthful place for your'
future boin?!. Buy land where you
e;m huild your honso ou a hill, or a
place where water runs off freely,
the c h a t ti of titles from the. Indians
on down should ba unbroken.: Get
a goodjawyer to look this .mattnr
up. Buy a good (fertile") farm, if
possible However,.if you are a good
farmer you may uo able to make a
good (fertile) farm out cf a poor
farnit Don't.bargain for more than
Of ty aeres, unless you haue some
money with which to make your
Let ns name the other ppg, SA KB
A very small potato may choke
you if you try to swallow it whole.
! Most farmers have to buy land on
?a credit; or rather ot the install?
: meni pian. Tb^n don't - take r-'.o
i Continued OD Eiphtb Pape.