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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1893.
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VOL. LVIII. NO. 39.
JL J-J. \y Kym ry . AJLLMUVJ
[For the ADVERTISER.
Gov. Tillman the Hope of Farm
ers all Over the South-Inter
esting: Letter from, an Old
PEABODY NORMAL COLLEGE, )
NASHVILLE, TENN*., March 19. )
MR. EDITOR: It gives me much
satisfaction to again write you a
few Hues for publication in your
valuable paper, a paper which I
value secon'l to none for its fair
ness and truthfulness on all mat
Our college is moving smoothly
along with its great work. The
students are beginning so look for
ward to their vacation which will
come in a little over two months.
They speak of returning home
with joy in the ver}* utterance of
the words. But notwithstanding
these joyful anticipations there is
in ever}* bosom a lingering fear of
those hard examinations that will
come before they are set free.
The president of John Hopkins
University came around the other
day and gave us a lecture. He is
a man of science and speaks well
on educational subjects. The John
Hopkins University is said to be
the highest institution of learning
in this country at present. I felt
surprised when our chancellor in
formed us that it ranked higher
than Harvard or Yale.
The outlook at this time isthat
the whole of the Peabody funds
will be centered upon this college in
1S97. The trustees are looking
over the South for the best place
-the place at which these fund*
can be best utilized. If they choose
this college as the most appropriate
place, it will simply give her a
"send-off," and make her a uni
versity second to none in the
.United States. The Peabody Col
lege and University already has a
fine reputation all over the South.
A person can't get a diploma from
this college unless he is able to
stand under lb, r.nd this is what
--bu Udsjinjhej?putation ..of an in-.
stitution of learning.
We have three literary societies
for young men. Strict parliamen
tary rules are observed in them ;
this is of great advantage to young
men, inasmuch as it trains them
how to appear before public assem
blies in the most graceful manner.
I notice that politics is the
agitating question in South Caro
lina still. It seems as if our peo
ple know not how to appreciate
well doing. They must always
have dissensions. When the negro
remains silent they quarrel among
themselves. Such is a deplorable
condition of affairs. There has
never been a Governor that worked
harder for the people than Gov
ernor Tillman. I acknowledge
that he ha.3 tried to help the farmer
and the poor man, but is this not
what government is for? Do we
not have a government iu order
that the strong may not oppress
the weak? There can be no nobler
aim in any man's bosom than to do
his best to promote "equal rights
to all." There never was a man
who began a great work that
escaped the bitter tongue of those
who lie in wait to malign anything
that does not forward their own
selfish ends. But Governor Till
man has come to stay; if he him
self does not, ho will live in his
successor, He is not only known
in South Carolina, but his name is
familiar to farmers who are look
ing forward to better times all over
the South. May the good work
"An Unmitigated Falsehood."
A friend of Senator Butler,
living in Greenville count}-, re
cently directed the Senator's atten
tion to an editorial comment in
this newspaper on an article pub
lished in the News and Courier
from a Northern newspaper ac
cusing Senator Butler and Camer
on of log-rolling, vote swapping,
etc. The following reply has been
received from Senator Butler :
"It is amazing that a respecta
ble newspaper will publish such
absurd slanders on no other
authority than that they are taken
'from a Northern newspaper.
"The Greenville News and the
News and Courier must be ex
tremely .anxious to make a point
against me by giving currency to
such a falsehood.
"I voted for Mr, Pecknm's con
firmation for Associate Justice of
the Supreme Court because he was
shown to bo qualified for the posi
tion. I had no patronage to ask
the Pr?sident in exchange for r
vote. The subject of the confira:
tiau of Mr. Peckham was ne\
discussed betwsen the Preside
and myself, and implies a ve
poor opinion of the integrity ai
honesty of the President and m
self to suggest such a dishonorab
transaction. The statement as
Senator Cameron and myself is
baseless a falsehood as the oth(
Mr. Cameron voted according
the dictates and judgment of h
own conscience, and I did lik
wise. Therefore, the author of tl
charge, as to . both of us, is simp'
au unmitigated falsehood, mat
of the whole cloth.
"If you see flt you may reque
the Greenville News and the Cha
leston News and Courier to pul
lish this note. As they have bot
been the medium of giving pul
licity to a gratutious slander, I as
sume they will comply with yoi
Very truly 3'ours,
M. C. BUTLER.
A Rooster in tlie Pulpit.
Ou a recent Sunday morning, s
says the New York Tribune, "th
Rev. Dr. Tyndall, of the Croom
StJeet Tabernacle, in this citj
decided to preach a sermon to hi
flock showing how the dev:
hypnotizes people. And it occure<
to him that some striking illustra
tion of this fact in demonolog
would be very impressive. 0
course, th*? best possible illustra
tion would be the devil himsei
shown in the act of hypnotizing
but for many reason the docto
was unable to secure the service
of that nether personage. He has
however, been illustrating his ser
mons for som^ months past and ii
therefore, not easily daunted. S<
he procured a large, able-bodie(
rooster, and at the proper point i?
his sermon placed it on a horizon
tal blackboard. Then he held its
bill down on the board, and fron
it drew ach'alk line. Tho inciden
mightily puzzled the rooster, which
stood in a trance, looking'at.thc
doctor, who then announced thal
sinners were hypnotized by thc
devil in just the same way. While
this illustration doubtless im
pressed the preacher's point on thc
people, it is opeu to one criticism
It made it necessary for Dr
Tyndall, fer the time being, tc
enact the part of the devil, s
character which we are sure is ab
horrent to that good man's nature.
At Sea on an Ice Floe.
Recently the lifeboat society at
Cronstadt received news that to
ward the south shore of the Gulf
of Finland, about 30 miles from
Cronstadt, some 200 fishermen and
passants, with their horses and
sleighs, had'been suddenly carried
out to sea on a large ice floe, which
had been detached apparently by
a recent storm. The ice-cutting
boats at Cronstadt were laid u.p for
the winter, and could not be used.
T Ken ty sailors, however, with two
officers and assistant surgeons,
were dispatched over the ice with
two lifeboats on runners, and a
similar party started to the rescue
from Oranlenbaum, on the other
side of the mouth of the Neva.
The latest telegrams from
Cronstadt state that the fishermen
and others have been found and
all rescued by means of a bridge
made of poles and planks' which
was thrown out from the firm ice.
They had been rCut off from the
mainland foi at least 48 hours,
during the latter part of which
provisions were passed over them
by the inhabitants of the nearest
The Columbia Register says
that the coining campaign will be
the hottest that the State has ever
experienced. The main interest
will settle around the contest be
tween Butler and Tillman for the
United States Senatorship. The
Register says Senator Butler is re
sorting to every means to secure
his election, while Gov. Tillman
is Hitting serent ly in his office let
tiug things take their course. Till
man, it says, will let Butler do the
wire pulling and the mano-uvering
while he will simply commit his
case to his friends, those who fol
low between the plow handles. It
indeed promises to be a very in
This is the soason of the year
whor. the farmers' mind stubbornly
contemplates the purchase of
farming imptements, and other
necessities in the hardware line.
As usual Ramsey & Bland have
prepared to meet pvery demand
along that line. Visit their store
before laying in your supply.
THEY DANCED ALL MT.
TILL DAY LIGHT AND COULD
NOT CUT A FIGGER.
THE FIDDLER ALWAYS GAVE NOTICE
When There Was to be a Scrim
. asre-A Few Incidents That
Didn't Disturb Any
body in Particular.
The party was--given at a farm
house, and about thirty couples
were present, said the Toledo
Blade. I told the farmer when I
first arrived the ,1 should depend
upon him to give me at least five
minutes' notice before any shoot
ing began, and be replied :
.'I'll do it. I shall be watching
out, and I thing I can give yo'
plenty of time to get out of range."
"There will be shooting, of
'.Oh, certainly. The boys would
feel that they had slighted me if
there waen't a row."
"What do tho woman folks do
when the shooting begins?"
"Sit right down on the floor till
it's all over. Don't be a bit oneasy.
I'll give ye' plenty of warnin."
There was only one fiddler, and
he was also the caller, says the
Detroit Free Press. His calls
puzzled me at first, but no one
else appearance to mind it as he
"Right and left on the head, and
Bill Taylor don't want to drop
.that revolver on the floor! Balance
four and half promenode, and Jim
Henderson bas a knife in his boot
leg! Ladies change, and Luke
Wil iams is aching to pick a fuss
with Tom Bebee! All balance to
partners, and when the 6hootin'
begins please remember that the
fiddler never takes sides !"
We had been dancing about au
hour, and everybody seemed to be
thoroughly good-natured and at
peace with.all. mankind, when the
rarrner necKonea to me ana wnis
"I said I'd give yo' five minutes'
warnin,' but I'm two minutes' be
hind time ! Break for the barn !"
I broke, but was not over thirty
thirty feet from the door when the
shootiug began, It lasted about
five minutes, and I cautiously re
turned to the house to hear the
fiddler calling in the same old
monotonous voice :
"Take partners for Virginia reel
and don't make sich a fuss over
three men wounded ! First lady and
gent forward and back, and Bill
Taylor has gone after a doctor !
Forward again and sasha, and
somebody attend to that gal in
hysterics ! Swing with the right
now with the left, and if this isn't
the most successful dance of the
season, then you folks needn't pay
me a cent!"
An Interview with Gov. Tillman.
The Governor was asked if the
report was true that he would be
a candidate for the United States
Senate against Senator Butler.
"Most assuredly, I shall," he re
plied. "I shall not be a candidate
for renomination or re-election as
Governor of the State. Whether
there will be other., candidates be
sides Gen. Butler and myself I
cannot say. Politics is so uncer
tain that it is difficult at this stage
of the contest to say if there will be
"Do you anticipate a lively cam
"All campaigns in South Caro
lina are lively and I assume that
the next one will be no exception
to the rule. The primaries for the
election of the members of the
Legislature which will elect the
Senator will be held in August.
The chief contest will occur I sup
pose at the primaries. Gen Butler
and myself not only reside in the
sar^e county, but in the same town
ship, and there will no doubt be a
spirited contest by each of us to
carry our county, "lt will not be
a mud-slinging campaign. Gen
Butler has declared his aversion
to such a procedure. But if he or
hi3 friends throw mud at me I
guess I can find some to throw
"Do you expect any bloodshed,
as has been intimated?"
.'Not at all. There is no ne
cessity for any. We are getting
along pretty well down in our
State without it, and I see no reason
why our amicable relations should
not continue. I am not, however
to be intimidated or bulldozed by
any threats. I went through a
campaign of that character when I
was first elected Governor and es
caped, notwithstanding the namer
"How is your State dispensary
"Very well, indeed. Thus far the
?tatehas derived about $100,000
and the several counties about
$75.000. It is a magnificent plan
and is bound to succeed in every
respect. I wish vou to understand
that all of our contests in South
Carolina are conducted strictly
within the lines of the Democratic
party, and that we do not solicit
any Republican or Populist aid or
any aid from the Federal Govern
Governor Tillman left for homje
IT WAS IRBY WHO FAINTED.
It was Senator Irby, and not thj
Governor, who fainted at the
Capitol yesterday. The Gover
nor says he is not one of the fain
Knives and Forks.
Thc Quarterly Review.
As regards table furniture, forijs
we know were not in general u^
until the seventeenth centnry/,
thouglfas early as the thirteenth
we find instances of gold and sil
ver ones being kept for special
purposes. Six silver forks and one
of gold occur among the list of thfc
valuables of Edward I. John Dukfe
of Brittany is mentioned as using
one to pick up "soppys," and Piers
Gaveston had three for eating
pears with. The custom, howevaLL
was considered an effeminate^, one,'1
and ? for the general acconi
modalion of' guests nothing biit
trencherSjUapkins, and spoons were
supplied ; knives-a broad knife':
and a narrow one-were indeed,
laid by tho pantler on the high
table along with the bread and salt
but these were for the use of tia!
attendants only in cutting and re
moving pieces of bred.
For cutting up their own .me??i
the guests ha,d. recourse to J????'
ih?y Themselves wore, ana -?fie
carver carried his. which were a
particular pattern, in a case. A
very handsome set of carver's
knives, with handles of ivory and
silver, may be seen in the British
Monkeys and Snakes His Diet.
The Rev. Keneira Vaughan,
brother of the Cardinal of London
and a member of a famous Eng
lish family, has sailed for Liver
pool after a flying visit in'the in
terests of his religious society to
?l?xico. This priest spent fifteen
years of his life in South America,
being much of his time in the
wilderness, where he slept in the
tops of trees and dined on snakes,
monkey soup, and jaguars. He
numbered among his friends men
like Garcia Moreno, of Ecuador,
and the Archbishop of Quito, and
lived to see the former etabbed to
death in the streets of his own
capital, and the latter poisoned
at the altar from the sacred cup
by the revolutionists. He was in
prison as a spy, and barely escaped
being shot as such more than once.
Rev. Jasper, of Richmond, Va.,
the colored brother who believes
that the "Sun do move," has been
taking lessons of the Higher Critics
and he is an apt scholar. We
commend to Bro. Briggs and Dr.
Harper, of Chicago, tho following
original and unique explanation
of the story of Jonah :
"Dat country war a sea shoah,
and' de hotels dey was named aftah
de tings ob de 3ea, Dali was de
Sailors' Rest, de Mariners' Rest
de Seafarihg Man's Home, and a
lot ob sich places as you kin find
'em at Norfolk now. Among dese
places was one called de Whale's
Belly. Jonah come along, an' he
didn't bab no scrip in his purse.
He staved there three days and
when de landlady found ho didn't
bab any money she spewed him
out. It is gib to us to show how
when we don't treat a man right
kase he's pore wo may be kickin
an angel unawars !"
If. would delight you to view and
review the boan ti ful lines of
harness which Ramsey it Bland,
received this week. Magnificent
is the word.
Don't forget that Ramsey &
Bland deal in hard ware and farm
implements. They defy competi
tion. Their store is calculated lo
please all tastes.
An elegant lino of furniture al
ways on hand and for sale at
bottom ligures at Ramsey &
UNREST OF FARMERS
IMPORTANT PAPER BY DR
OF JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
He is an Edgeiield Boy-The Cas<
flict Between Urban and
The farmer movement goes bael
to the beginning of city life anc
rests on the struggle between urbar
and rural communities. Social
eas? and readiness make the dwell
er in towns ridicule the "country
crackers" and "country jakes.'
This raillery and contempt typify
the contents always going on.
The farmer is undoubtedly over
reached by his city competitor, but
he has no just ground for com
plaint except in these cases where
the governing powers aid the mu
nicipalities to fleece him. He hag
loudly sounded his grievance
dealera-but he has here no cause
to murmur except at his own ob
stinacy and ruinous independence,
He can co-operate with his neigh
bors and ship to an appointed
agent and reap all the profits him
self. If he will not adopt this
plan of combining against the tacit
combinations of cities then he will
have to stew in his ignorant fumes
until poverty brings him to his
senses. The standard of life is
higher in cities and the man in
town has a commanding position
in the higgling in the markets.
. Undoubtedly trusts are a heavy
discrimination against the farmer.
No "combine" can raise the price
of his wheat, his beef, or his cattle
for him, and yet nearly every im
plement he buys has a fictitious
value on it, and it is put there
mainly through the aid of the gov
erning power. Trusts rest on two
i&mBa tho tari ff rjid D?tente; Both
of these are a matter of legal regu
lation. In such instances the
farmer has his only genuine griev
ance, a grievance against his gov
ernment because it extends special
favord to some. Legislation is sc
often for special classes, with a sor.
now and then to the great bulk ol
the people-the patient agricul
tural masses. The halls and corri
dors of the capitol at Washingtoc
are being worn smooth by the pro
tectionists crowding and clamoring
for pet schemes, but the solid tread
of the plowman is never heard
It is only when the supreme au
thority that we all support tumf
ita beneficent rays upon a chosei:
few that the farmer should raise
his voice in protest outside of gov
ernment interference; his contesi
with cities is on an unequal plane
and if he is beaten by cunning
and compact voluntary organiza'
tion he can only blame himself foi
not uniting into an industria!
army. But when his representa'
tives are hoodwinked and barn
bcozled by shrewd lobbyists anc
imposing delegations and cooked'
up petitions to pass statutes tha'
gently but mercilessly filch fron
his pockets the hard earnings o:
his labor, then he has a righteoui
cause of indignation.
He has mado an outcry abou
his mortgages, but their amoun
and number only show his distress
Under our present social and in
dustnal system he has no basis o
attack in this matter, as ho freely
assumed those obligations uncle
the law of supply and demand
The holding of these claims s<
largely by Eastern capitalists 01
Southern and Western farms is ai
unfortunate occasion for the de
velopment of a sectional feeling
But the farmer claims that hi
chief burden comes from havinj
to help carry other vocations tba
the government looks on with par
tial eye. The establishment o
banks is peculiarly facilitated am
great power is put iii their hands
The expensive requirements m ak
such a business hopelessly beyom
the reach of nearly every farme
in the land. Their control ove
the volume of currency is com
plete. Such sway is too potent fo
evil to be delegated to anc t he
But it is on the silver questioi
that thc farmer of tho South an<
West is stirred most deeply am
resentfully. Ho knows only toi
well that there has been a sad fal
in the prices of commodities sine
the demonetization of silver by the
. leading nations of the world. He
argues that this fall >s because of
. the previous government action,
and no one can disprove this. He
has not lost heart in his fight for
. free silver. He has got his second
wind. The repeal law last fall no
more ended the strife than Cleve
land's defeat in 188S was the death
of tariff reform.
But the strongest counts in his
indictment against the govern
^ ment are connected with the gen
1 eral appropriations and the rail
I road question. In the past cides
. have been created by the breath of
, rulers. St. Petersburg has sprung
, out of the marshes of the Baltic.
Berlin has taken on a second
growth through the confederation
of Germany. What is Washington
. itself but the stroke of a Presi
; dent's pen? How much have the
vast sums voted by Congress aided
in the upbuilding of New York?
1 Then add millions that have been
put into public buildings, into
i river and harbor improvements,
i The half million people in Balti
I more have public buildings many
times the value of such structures
in a rural community of the samo
population down South or out
? West. Of course in all wise inter
. nal improvements the farmer in
? directly gets the benefits, but the
. profits-which are sometimes enor
I mons-all go to urban contractors
and dwellers. We must have these
expenditures, but they ought to be
as widely distributed as possible.
The congestion of people at a few
points is a pretentious evil and the
engine of domination should be
careful not to encourage this cen
In the postoifice there is much
tender solicitude to serve the city
patron. A carrier brings his mail
before breakfast and keeps up his
kind visits all through the day.
But the farmer, who at bottom
pays for at least half of this lux
ury, can plod through slush and
snow in winter, heat and dust in
summer for one, three, five, ten,
is some need for an energetic
wholesale merchant to receive his
letters three or four times a day,
I but no ono can eatisfnctorily ex
plain why deliveries should be
made oftener than once a day in
. the resident portions of a large
city. The average friendly letter
is a very airy affair, and it is safe
to say that not more than one in a
million of them grows stale by be
ing a day older. If a country
j family can wait not one day, hui
, one week, or one month for such
gassamy nothings, surely a city
family ought to be satisfied with
one daily mail. The money thus
i saved could be spread for botter
1 advantages in the farming dis
I If a farmer wants a book he must
pay postage at the rate of 8 cents
r a pound. On cheap paper-bound
volumes this is a very serious ad
r ditional percentage. But people
I in cities have the bookstore and
. can buy without a cent of postage.
. Efforts have been made to reduce
I the postage, but the express lobbies
. have always been strong enough to
t head off the farmer. For millions
1 of these farmers the only higher
f education they can get is to read
3 good literature. Literature is a
university itself. Public schools
are freo and the mails ought to be
. as near free as possible.
Thc farmer has absolutely no
- safe means of sending money
f through the mails. At his little
? neighborhood postoflice he can get
r no money order. Ile musi trust
[. his mojey to a registered letter,
D and if this is lost the postal offi
a cials complacently try to trace the
a loss, but very seldom or ever do.
- But in cities a man can obtain a
;. money order and be guaranteed
s against even a shadow of loss.
= But the evil of evils far the
farmer is the railroad. It was
against this enemy that he first
organized, and this is the most
vulnerable point of assault to-day.
The farmer ?stied to one spot and
6 sells all his crops at one eeason.
Ho is bound hand and foot and
r cast into the lion's den of shifting
r railway rates. Compi tition in
rates for him is a malodorous fail
r ure. The grangers made the first
r move for breaking up tho feudalis
tic regime of transportation bose
Q ism. Thc keynote sounded then
1 has furnished tho strain to the
} present. The farmer's only salva
0 tion is in government ownership
1 or strict government supervision,
e The railroads carno from the gov
Brnment and they can be controll
3d by the government.
The farmers'movement has been
sneered at and abused as social
istic and anarchistic. But the
farmer is neither a socialist nor
an anarchist. He is of all men
the conservative member of so
ciety. He does not ask for equality
}f distribution, but he does ask
for equity of treatment. He does
?ot want revolution, but he does
John Hopkins University.
THE (ML WHO WAITS.
How a Young Man ina Street
Car Interested Seven Woman.
In a street car the other day was
i young man and seven women,
iays the Detroit Free Press. The
roung man was in that condition
?mown as befuddled, and as the
:ar rolled along he began to con
verse with himself, starting out
"It was a wild night The vind
noaned and the raindrops had a
lobbing sound. I was lonely and
?ould not rest.
He spoke so loudly that all m
he car could hear him. Three of
he women at once became inter
ned but the other four simply
glanced at him and turned away
"At 8 o'clock I rung the door
Dell" continued the young man,
'and was instantly admitted and
ihown into the parlor and told
hat Miss Sweetbrier would be down
n a moment. The dear girl was
fvidently expecting me."
"Three woman were doubly in
erested at this juncture while the
>ther four pricked up their ears
md prepared to pay attention and
wondered if they had not lost a
"She came down-my darling
31ara. She never looked more
)eautiful. She greeted me warmly
-aye 1 lovingly-and I retained
1er hand as I led her to the sofa ;
m which we had sat and passed
lire..entire seven women we^er ~
low so deeply interested lhat none
>f them saw a runaway horse
;o by, and two of them hitched
?loser to the young man.
"After awhile," he said in amus
ing voice and his eyes on his toes.
'I put my arm around her slender
?vaist aud she laid her golden head
jpon my shoulder with the sweet
lonfidence of a child. It was a
noment of supreme happiness."
The two women who had hitched
oefore now hitched again, and the
5ve others followed suit, and all
}f them wanted to kill the news
3oy who opened the door and
?houted his wares.
"I saw the light of love in her
?yes. I dared to press my lips to
tier maiden eheek. I knew that
she was mine-mine forever. That
is she was mine if I wanted her.
Ah ! that hour of happiness. Will
[ ever forget it!"
The conductor looked in to see
?even women craning their necks
ind their eyes betraying the great
est anxiety. They were now so
;lose to the young man that no
me could hitch nearer.
.'She waited for me to speak,"
be went on, opening and closing
bis eyes, as if sleepy, "but I was
too happy. I didn't want to break
the spell. Besides, how can I sup
port a wife on $8 per week? Be
sices I don't want to get married.
The dear girl is still waiting."
"What ! Didn't you ask her to
be your wife?" demanded ono of
the fru?ales as she rose up with
"No'in. Too happy. Told her
I'd call s'm'other night. Eight
dollars a week only buys my soda
water and cigars, and how'm I go
in' to sup-?"
Seven feminine hands motioned
to the conductor to stop, and one
after another seven women dropped
off thc car and webt their ways
with angry looks and compressed
lips, while the young man nodded
and nodded and muttered :
"What happiness! She waited
for me lo speak, but I was too hap
py. She's waiting yet. Lot'er
wait-I'm goin' to sleep !"
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ply to R. H. BUTLER,
Edgefleld, S. C.
or ADVERTISER Office.
FOR THE THOUGHTFUL.
There isn't a bit of religion in
. The man who fears God. fears
nothing else but sin.
Temptations resisted are step
ping stones to heaven.
The sun is always shining to the
man who walks by faith.
We all hate self, when we see it
crop out in somebody else.
The man who will say a mean
thing will sooner or later do one.
To be coLtented with what we
have is about the same as to own
Don't worry about the opinions
of others, but live so that you can
always respect yourself.
When the forenoons of life are
wasted there is not much hope of
a peaceful and faithful evening.
When capital and labor come
together at the cross then, and not
till then, will the world have peace.
Christianity says "Love .your
neighbors as yourself." Society
says "First find out what he is
There is nothing like the love of
God for putting true courage in the
heart. Every deed is the child of
Love to God and love to man is
the key to tb>, solution of all the
vexed problems which confront the
world at the close of the nineteenth
The most thrilling and majestic
sight on earth is to see a soul turu
round "face the light," confess its
sins and acknowledge Christ as a
Savior, even though the flesh re
bels, tho affections clamor, the
devil tempts, and the world sneers, .
to see the will assert its supremacy
and say 'I -will.' " Ah 1 that is the
victorious battle ground ot the ?j
The Union meeking of first divi
sion of the Edge leid Association
will meet with the Gilgal Church
at 10 A. M. on Saturday before the
fifth Sunday in April.
Introductorv sermon by Rev. J.
L, Ouzts or P.*P. Blalock.
Charity sermon by Rev. J. S.
Jordan or J. P. Mealing.
SUBJECTS FOR DISCUSSION.
1. The establishment of a high
school in our Union. Speakers,
Rev. P. P. Blalock and W. H. Yel
2. Is singing given enough im
portance in our church worship?
Speakers, Rev. J. S. Jordan and R.
The following were appointed to
write essays on religious topics of
their own selection : Mrs. Lula
Thomas, Miss Kate Strom, E. E.
McDowell, and J. C. Deunan.
M. B. BYRD,JR., Clerk.
The Union meeting of the 2nd
division of the Edgefield Associa
tion will convene with the Reho
both Baptist Church of Christ on
Saturday before the fifth Suuday
in April, at 10 A. M.
Mission sermon, by Rev. G. II.
Burton; alternate, Rev. G. W.
Sunday-school mass meeting.
Speakers, E. G. Morgan, Jimmie
Gilchrist, W. P. Seigler, A. J. Mc
Daniel, and P. H. Bussey.
1. Is it not calculated to do harm
for a person who has led a wicked
life to .repeat his past wicked ac
tions? Speakers, P. H. Buspey. J1
M. Garnett, Chas. Quarles.
2. Does not moderate drinking
impair a Christian's influence for
good? Speakers, W. H. Nixon, 0.
J. Prince. Jessie Prince.
3. Is not dishonesty among pro
fessors of religion doing as much
to hinder the progress of Chris
tianity as any of the evils of our
day? Speakers, J. F. Edmonds,
A. J. McDaniel, T. P. Robertson.
4. Is it advisable for this Union
to appoint speakers for each meet
ing to discuss claims of thc Bap
tist Orphanage and to take collec
tions for same at the close of dis
cussion? Speakers, W. R. Parks,
T. P. Robertson, E. G. Morgan.
5. Have Baptist churches the
right to require candidates for ad
mission into church fellowship to
claim regeneration before receiving
them. Speakers, J. W. Johnson,
Rev. G. H. Burton, Rev. G. W.
L. F. DORN, Mod'i.
S. E. FREELAND, Sec'ty,