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TILOS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16,1896.
THE STATE BAPTIST COI
Citadel Square Baptist Church
Charleston, December 2-8
Two hundred and fourteen years
have passed and gone since the first
Baptist church in the Southern
States was planted in the city of
Charleston. This church still
stands, known as the "Old First"
and I with little change, and
was one of - the principal cen
tres of interest during the recent
State Baptist Convention.
What of history have Baptists
made in all these years. What have
been the fruits of that one plant,
nurtured and loved for so many
years by our denomination. Ol
der, as Baptists claim, than St.
Michael's itself, it is the "mother
of churches." Within the circuit
of its massive walls have echoed
^the voiceB of such men as Dr. Rich
ard Furman, (whose prayer, during
the Revolutionary war, it is said
the British feared more than a
brigade of soldiers) and Dr. Basil
Manly Sr.. who was one of Edge
field's pioneer workers in the vine
yard of the Lord. This ancient
landmark was visited by many a
bomb during the Confederate war,
and its mighty walls did their
part in resisting the onslaughts of
the enemy. It was in this church
that the first Baptists of the State
met in organized church fellow
ship and poured out their tears aud
prayers for a strengthening of
their brethren. It was here that
the first Baptist Convention of
iLis state was held, one hundred
and forty-five years ago, at a time
when there were but three other
Baptist churches in South Caroli
na, Welsh Neck, Ashley River and
Euh aw. At this gathering there
were but thirteen delegates. How
proud should Baptists be of this
time-worn edifice ; and yet for a
period of several years this grand
old church was practically desert
ed, until Dr. Cuthbert of AikeD
made it his work to call in the
scattered Baptists and again by
Divine aid, rejuvenate and
strengthen it. But it is not of this
church that we shall write more.
The last Baptist State Convention
of South Carolina assented in
the Citadel Square church of Char
leston the 2nd of December 1896
Of the thirteen who attended the
first one, one hundred and forty
five years ago none was left to see
the fruit of their labors. Hov>
Baptists have grown ! There are ir
Charleston to-day three well estab
lished Baptist churches and th?
Citadel Square mission, whjob,waf
The Citadel Square church to-da\
alone has 565 members more Bap
tists than lived in the city belong
ing to all the churches of this de
nomination before the late war,
It is now with them a period o?
steady growth, and widening in
fluence. The Sunday-school of
this church averages an attend
ance of about 250 members under
th?' direction of officers and teach
ers understanding their responsi
The people of the up-country did
not expect such a geneious recep
C tion as the Charlestonians extend
ed to them, but they know now
tha-: in the recent assembling of
the Convention there was none of
self displayed, just i.n open heart
ed, liberal hospitality which could
not be surpassed. Tho addresses of
welcome to the visitors were made
by Dr. David M. Ramsey, vpastor
cf the Citadel Square church, and
Col. J. Adger Smythe Mayor of
the city. Their earnest greetings
made all feel that Charleston was
just another home. There was
nothing to complain of but the
weather for the first few days, and
that the speakers said, was brought
along by the delegates who as Bap
tists deemed it highly appropriate
to the cccasion. Dr. Charles Man
ly repli sd to the welcome in feel
ing language and made hosts and
hostesses feel that their kindness
was not in vain in the Lord.
All the subjects of denomina- j
tioual interest were discussed du
ring the sessions: that of tho
Sunday-school board of the South
ern Baptist Convention, by Dr. J.
M. Frost of Nashville Tenn. The
Theological seminary at Louisville
Kentucky by Dr. Kerfort. A col
lection of over one thousand dol
lars was raised in subscriptions for
that interest. Furman University
and the Greenville Female Cof
lege wer. ably represented in the
persons cf Dr. Charles Manly and
Dr. Riley. Dr. T. M. Bailey, C. S.
Gardner and O. L. Martin gave a
new impetus to State mission work
by their .inspiring speeches-. A
collection was taken at this time
to help erect a house of worship at
Summerville. Dr. R, J, Willing
ham who by some is considered
tho most eloquent preacher iu the
Southern Baptist Convention, and
who ar. any rate is held in high es
teem a& Corresponding Secretary
of the loi.rd for Foreign Missions,
made a meet stirring address on
the subject of Foreign Missions.
He also preached in the Citade
Squar9 church Sunday morniugtol
a crowded house, on the subject
"Religion in the Home."-The clos- *
ing exercises of the Convention
consisted of Anniversary services
Sunday evening the 6th, the 40th
year since the dedication of the a
Citadel Square church as a house a
of worsh-p. At this service a h;s- s
tory of tlte church was read by Da
vid M. Ramsey D. D., and a termon s
preached by Dr. Kerfort of the
Theological Seminary. What will v,
orne of orar sleepy-headed and
lore sleepy-hearted people say,
.hen we state that this sermon did
int commence till half past nine
'clock p. m., and lasted fully an
lour? Will the time ever come
..hen not alone Baptists, but all
Jhristian people will awaken not
inly to the darkness in heathen
ands, but the spiritual shadows
vhich hover about their own doors
ind firesides I
Coxey, the great populist, has
Up to this time the Statu of
South Carolina has received $175,
)00 from her rum business.
Judge Hudson, we believe, once
said that the supreme court re
versed itself as often as it reversed
This is probably true, for the su
preme court is composed of law
yers certainly no better, so far as
legal knowledge is concerned, than
men of the stamp of Judge Hud
The first commencement of
Clemson College will begin De
cember 12th and continue until
December 16tb. The 15th will be
commencement day, the commence
ment address being delivered at
ll o'clock a, m. On the 14th the
Board of Trustees will meet in an
nual session. The cadets unani
mously invited Congressman Mc
Laurin to deliver the commence
ment address, but he had another
engagement for that day and was
forced to decline.
There seems little doubt, that
Gen. Antonio Maceo, the dauntless
leader of the Cuban forces, has
.>een killed. We) .tr appears to ! e
suppressing the rebellion, but that
Spain will ever "tranquillize" the
Island of Cuba, so long as one Cu
ban patriot lives, is an imposaibil
ty, The Cubans are more deter
mined upon securing home rule
than even the Irish, who have for
centuries given England much
Ben Said This.
In bis speech at Gaffney Bei:
Tillman used the following lan
"Public opinion was in favor o
the dispensary law and the peoph
are only disgusted with its admin
istratiou and the incipient rotten
ness that stems to have crept inti
Hicks on December.
! From about December 19 to Dt
' cember 23 there will occur one o
1 the most marked and violent storr
? periods of the winter, and espe
j ? , - , -- r -.._??? o, ,^u?v,j?u'
j / Earth, which wiil be at that tim
: near the centers of their perturba
r tioos, will exert a powerful an
' peculiar effect'upon the earth, an
? grave danger will threatea life am
' property on and along the Grea
; Lakes and ihe North Atlauti
Destructive rains, with light
ning and thunder in the far south
changing to blizzards, sleet storm
and serious blockades in the north
? ern districts of the country, ma;
be expected along about Christina
and the two 6ueceeding days. Tbj
month will close with terrific win
ter gales and an extreme col<
wave that will sweep the couti
The succeeding months of Jan
uary and February will furnisl
almost a repetition of the sever?
weather of the coiling month, anc
the citizens of America may ex
peet to put in a long and seven
winter in return for the unusuallj
long and pleasant spell of autumn
weather they have enjoyed.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., Dec. 1st, 1896
By Par. VIII, General Order*
No. 26, Head Quarters, South
Carolina Division U. C. V:
It becomes my duty to look af
ter the organization of the Regi
ment in Edgefield count). I there
fore designate and appoint Mon
day, the 4th day of January, 1897,
the day for the meeting of the rep
resentatives of Camps Abner Per
rin, No. 367, Jim Tillman, No. 741,
andMcHenry, No. 765, at Edge
field, S. C.
Commanders of Camps will take
due notice thereof and govern
John Kenuerl r,
Commander of Abner Perrin
Camp, No. 367.
Weather for November.
Weather Observer C. A. Long, of
Trenton, sends us the following
data of the weather for the month
Max. T-mp.78; date 27th.
Min. Temp. 36; date 30th.
Mean temperature 62.
Number of cl-ar days 8; 2 days
Prevailing direction of 7, south.
Light frost 6th and 7th.
Killing frost 9th and 10th but
did not kill all vegetation.
For November 1893, 1.85 inches.
1894, 2.77 inches.
1895, 2.18 uches.
1896, 3.08 inches.
10 mouth3 ending November
50th 1894, 51.44 inches.
10 months 1895, 53.37 inches.
10 months 1S9C, 41.18 inches.
Groceries, staple and fancy, heavy ,
nd light, nieknacks in confectionary,
t Jackson's fancy and staple grocery .
Everything in its season at Jack- '
ou's fancy grocery.
Cherry cider at L. E. Jackson's-no
rhiskey in it.;
Some Pertinent Questions.
MR. EDITOR : I am aware that in
sxpreesing a line of thought on a
public question counter to men
who are popular aud whose plead
ing have secured the largest fol low
ing of trusting admirers I may in
cur the displeasuse of those ad
miring friends, but conscious of
having right and force of reason
on my side an impulse duty im
pels me to refer again to the new
I desire to call the attention of
legislators to what I conceive to be
a grea: error in present laws for
establishing anew county. It ?B
that the authority to shape a new
county is left entirely in the hands
of the sections to be made a new
county. Under this law any town
or city.with much enterprise can
gb to work and obtain the consent
of the townships contiguous to hfcr
to form a n3w county, ?vhether tho
shape or area is 6uch as to give
outside adjoining areas the benefit
of a small county or not, provided
of course she takes in sufficient
territory to make four hundred
equare miles &c. She can get her
county and wholly ignore other
corner areas that need to be put in
Borne new county in orrler lo en
joy the conveniences of small
counties. It must bo conceded by
all fair minded men w'iowill study
thc subject of small counties, that
weean have better and more eco
nomical couuty government in
small counties than in large ones,
both as to effective work of county
officials and court expenses. The
people demand small counties be
cause of convenience of court
house*- to their hom??, thus cost
ing the individual less time and
money to attend to his own affairs
and to the public duties demanded
of him as juror- &c. Thc state
in its constitutional and legisla
tive enactments admits ths justice
of this demand by the people and
provides for more and smaller
counties. But to have Iberia coun
ties properly shap'd so that th's
wise policy can be enjoyed by Hie
whole people of the State, is the
quest'on now demanding our atten
I claim that no one section
should have the absolute authority
to set herself apart into a new
county while disregarding other
sections near her and thus forever
' deprive the latter of the conve
? menees of small counties. These
corner areas should ITO considered
f and be included in some now conn
3 ty that would place them near s
court house. There should be some
arbiter between Hie sections, som<
?j higher tribunal to hold in cbeel
the formstion of new counties til
a proper distribution of these dis
tant areas can be had. In othei
words let new courthouses be s<
located relative to old ones tba
f the present distant arcas moy com?
a into the new county convenieucf
and be as near the centre o
e such an e^n^ble- distribution o
r- areas must be made before a nev
d county can be granted. That the]
cl must await the proper adjustmen
d of all adjoining and at present dis
t tant areas to smaller county con
c venieuce before an election i:
granted. Yes let the people havi
. the privilege to vote a new counb
ij for themselves, but, as in man]
s other matters, let some higher con
. stituted authority see that smalle:
y corner ?.reas be not unncessarilj
s deprived of the benefits of emalle:
Take Greenwood for an illustra
1 tion. She has asked for an electioi:
- before January having compli?d sc
far we wll presume with presen I
. requirements. There is then nc
i reason u;ider present laws why she
? can be denied her request for o
1 county at the Legislative session
. in January next if her people vote
j in the coming election for a new
r couuty. Yet m establishing the
i county with the shape selected by
the city of Greenwood and her con
tiguous townships there are large
areas both in Abbeville and Edge
j field couDties that are too distant
from the court house of either old
county or the new and which may
be entirely shut off from the bene
fits of small counties. Now these
same areas relative to Abbeville
and Edgelield court houses are fa
vorably situated to become parts of
a new county with couuty seat
about McCormick and leave areas
favorably situated for a county
seat in another new county some
where near Ninety-Six, thus form
ing a sort of "middle man" be
tween the four court houses of Ab
beville, Laurens, Newberry, and
Edgefield. By making two new
counties thus all the areas in
these sectious would be distribu
ted into smaller counties and leave
oiher sections beyond in good
shape. Greenwood's desire does
not leave other adjoining area? in
good shape. Yet your present laws
says to Greenwood disregard your
neighbors and overr'de reasonable
and proper distribution of the
State's area into smaller counties.
I repeat that some high authori
ty ought to keep in check the
'formation of now counties till a
proper adjustment of the presen)
distant areas can be had, that fi
nally all parts of the State can
have thc benefit of smaller coun
Let Legislators in January next
see that this thing is done,
PKO BOKO PUBLICO.
Airy Mound, Nov. 23, 1890.
FOR SALE. !
164 acres of land 7 miles from Ed fi
field <;. H., on the J?locker road. On
the piare are three tenant houses, au
excellent well of water, a good barn
with sheds on both sides. There is
also a voung orchard ol' three acres [
containing apple, pear, and cherries, 1
About 40 acres in woods. ?
For terms apply to
R.'L. DU NOVA XT. 1
Edgelield C. 11., .S. C.
sune* MAY BE THOUGHT BY
g Some That I Am Out Of Bu
g g siness,
So I take this opportunity of
lotting my friends know that I am
still in the procession, though I do
not claim to lead everybody in ev
erything.; but as a matter of fact I
am selling goods cheaper than they
were ever offered at this pince be
250 Rolls Ribbon at New York
250 prs. English Lisle and
Balbriggan Hose- assorted col
ors-for Misses and children, go
ing at 15c, 2 prs. mr 25c ; origiual
prices from 25c to 65c per pr.
AU Shoes reduced five to sev
enty-five cents per pair.
Pants Jeans and Cassimers 10
to 30 per cont. off.
Checked Homespuns, Ticking,
Sea Island, Shining, Gingham,
Chock Muslin, Cretonne. Cotton
Flannel, Red and White Flannel*
reduced 10 to 15 per cent.
Outing, Cashmeres, Serges,
"able Linen, Towels &c.? cut 18 to
20 per cent.
Hosiery, Gloves Handkerchiefs
and Unc'.er Veets marked down 10
to 20 per cent.
Blankets, Comforts and Coun
terpane 10 to 20 per cent. off.
Hamburg Edgings, Silks, and
all Notions all reduced, und some
at New York cost.
We ari keeping our stock of sta
ple goods filled in as they sell out,
but they are all sold at a cbse
margin, in order to move the bal
ance >f the stock. PST* Give us a
call wheuyouneed dry goods and
S H O K'S. j&g
Y. rv respectfully,
JAMES E. HAKT, .
Estate of ALVIN HART, dee'd,
Nov. 17-it. _
LOOK HERB 1
LOOK HERE ! !
Read this before spending
Another dollar. A big
cut in prices on Dress Goods
Shoes, and Pants ?Goods.
We have the largest stock o
these goods ever shown to tb i
trade. These goods must bo Bold
quickly. This is your chance ?
get youi Winter Goods for les
than you can by them in Augusta
SHOES-We can sell you shoe
at bargain prices. Our regu'a
$2.00 ladies button shoes reduce?
to $150. Our $150 tedien and mei1
shoos cut down to $125. Our $12J
mon's cut down to $1.00.
PANTS GOODS-Our regula
22Ac jeans now lSic. Our 27c al
wool jeans now 22k. Our 33^<
all-wool jeans now 25c. Our 45<
10 oz. all-wool jeans now 37?c
Wc positively have cut prices ot
these goods just as stated above.
DRESS GOODS-You never faq
such bargains as we are offering ir
Dress Goods. We have cut oui
22.1c and 25c all-wool sergeB an?i
cashmore-' down to 18?c. 35c
Dress goods cut to 30c. Our 50c
Drees goods cut to 33?c.
Large quantity of fine Boukleyf
and Serges at prices astonishingly
low. Don't fail to see our Dress
Braids, &c, iii all shades and
styles at attractive prices.
DOMESTICS-We lead in this
line of staples. Everybody must
have these goods and we want to
Fruit of Loom bleaching, at 6?c.
I Gran. C. Shirtings, at 4c yd.
? Gran. R. R. Shirtings, at 5c.
4? Sea Island Sheeting, at4?c.
BLANKETS and FLANNELS,
&c"-Blankets worth $6.50 going
at $5,00. Blankets worth $3.00 go
ing at $2.45. Blankets wurth $1.50
going at $1.00.
Our 25c flannel is as good as can
be bought elsewhere for 30 and
We sell a white Table Linen 70
inches wide for 50c yd. This goods
is worth 75c. anywhere.
Our goods have been bought
cheap, and our motto is "Under
sell" all Competitors.
Limited space forbids our quo
ting prices on all goods. Call on
us and we will save you from 15
to 25 per cont on your winter
o HART & HAY, *
Successors to Hart May & Co.
I Respectfully beg my pat rons to
remember my Appointments ut THKN
roN on Wednesday of each and every
week fur dental work, which will he
executed in accordance with the latest
No charge for consultation.
MANLY Tl M MONS, D. D. S.
Nov. 24, '0?. Kdgetleld, S. C.
Thc Southern Cultivator now conies
wire a month instead of once, and has
?..cn greatly improved. Any of our
inscribers can get this old reliable
II connection with the ADVERTISER
?.?th one year *2.:?.J. j
Bologna sausage at Jackson's fancy
Tocery store, something nice.
Jno. BC. I^e^aaro3T,
-DEALER IN - -
Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry,
849 Broadway, Opposite Daly's Dry Goods Store,
A UG U S TA, GA.,
Sterling Novelties and Gold Watches,
From $15 to $150.
547Broad St., Augusta, Ga.
CHEAPEST TO THE FINEST LOT OF
Z Hi?. ^a. vim v ^
EVER PUT ON THE MARKET.
All I ask is to give me a call before buying, and I will make it io
the interest of the people. I give polite and prompt attcn'ion NIGHT
Nov. 24, 1896.
IS NOW READY WITH THE BEST BARGAINS
IN FALL AND WINTER
When you co.ue to town don't buy until you F ? ~ur
Prices. Styles, and Qualit?s. We will Astonish you,
PRINTS, PANTS GOODS, DRESS GOODS, are cheaper
than you have ever bought them. Don't be caught by cheap shoddy
stuff when you can buy a genuine article so cheap. Remember this:
WE BIJY FOR SPOT CASH and SELL
FOR SPOT CASH,
\?? 'j_._.t. _ ... -...rviaaaS-Ufe*- .
You have not seen anvthing on this Market equal to our ^
DRESS GOODS and TRIMMINGS DEPARTMENT.
Shoes ! Shoes ! !
We have always lead tho Shoe busines and are prepared this season
especially to hold our ground. Solid Goods, G >od WeareT, up ti
date styles, is our Motto.
Clothing and Hats.
We are Strictly in it. Remember the Cele
brated ELK BRAND HAT and our
Wewill save you Money if you come thia way. Our Stock
is New and Fresh, aud Goods, are too Cheap
to Buy Old Stuff.
Blankets, Jeans, Domestics, Trunks,
SATCHELS, OIL CLOTHS, are Cheaper than ever.
To trade intelligently, test the market, buy where you get the
best qualities for the least money.
You want Goods, WE want and must have your busines
and will do Business with you on the SQUARE.
JAS. M. COBB.
Edgefield, C. H., Sept. 29, 1896--31T1.
Jackson's Staple And
For dainties to serve on Thanksgiv
ing;, Christmas, and other feast days,
go to Jackson's where you will find
them fresh, luscious, and reasonable in
price. Raisins, Currants, "Citron,
Canned fruits and fresh fruits, Evapo
rated and dried fruits. Cheese and
Macearoni, Candies, &c, ?ftc.
Do you wish staple goods? Go
to .Jackson's. Ile has Flour, Su
gar. Coffee, parched and green,
Lard, Meal, Grits, Kice.
Try once his Pickles, Spices, Catsups,
and you will always buy of him.
Tobaccoes and Cigars.
These Celebrated Chewing
"Honnie Blue FI v."
"Red Juice," P. R., and Billie Butt.'
In a word
ttF" Fancy and Staple
Groceries of all kinds
at living prices.
L. E. JACKSON,
??dgefleld, S. C.
Nov. 24. '90.
AUGUSTA, ;G A.,
Southwest corner Broad
and Washington, is now
under new management,
has l?eon thoroughly ren
ovad and REFURNISHED
with oil modern improve
ments. Table and ser
vice equal to any
HOTEL IN THE CITY.
Permanent and Transient
guests solicited. R A T E S
Mrs. E. A. SCHWARTZ,
Nov. 24-tf, PR(,P.
Gripe eider at L. E. Jackson's fancy
ind staple grocery store, something
new that will cheer but never inebriate
BIG ADS AND BIG TALK
MAY CATCH THE MINDS OF SOME, BU C ALL
GOOD BUYERS ARE LOOKING FOR THE
Right Goods and the Hight Prices,
There have been some awful Smash-ups among (be Manufac
turers aucljobbors which has enabled us
to buy Goods Chenpor ?han evr
before, consequently can save you from
Twenty-five to Fifty Per Cent.
Onevervthingiu Dry Goods. Clothing, Shoes and Hats. We have done
<o, are dein? so,to-day, and will continue *o do so,'regardless of what
ithers may do or say against us. All the argument in the world
would not iuduce you b. trade with us if our prices were not right.
A COMPARISON IS ALL WE ASK
arid we are satisfied we will please you. Everybody respectfully in
vited to call and see what .ve can do for them.
Very respect ful Iv,
A. J. BROOM,
THE LEADER OF LOW PRICES.
W. J. RUTHERFORD & CO
BBICK, LIME, CEMENT, BEADY ROOFING, ?C."
Corner Washington and Reynolds Street
- - CHRISTMAS GOODS ! - -
JEWELRY, SILVER NOVELTIES, WATCHES,
POCKET BOOKS, DIAMONDS, TOILET AR
TICLES, CLOCKS. BRASS TABLES, CUT
GLASS, FINE UMBRELLAS.
[jgf3 Send for our 1897 Catalogue.
WM. S^HWEISERT & Bo.>
702 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.,
56 Pieces China Tea Sot, - - - $S.75
New Watches, Warranted, - f?'?9
Other Watches as low as - .
B. ?OSaLamps, finest on earth in Hal
filloa ^flflw, - . - :i - _
Full Lin?~?f Im'J tm 4l?^!arT?ks
SEWING MACHINES, on easy T E R M S.
Sil ii. Aipsla Cois fis ii Presses.
Large Siocl of Engines, Ofeap es]S m.
i HMRAD? JIR?N WORKS AND
L.'UIV?DAr?SJ ( SUPPLY COMPANY.
Machinery and Supplies. Repairs, etc., Quickly Made.
Get our Prices before you buy.
ALWAYS SN THE LEAD
I. C. LEVY ? CO., I
1A IL OH- FI J CI, O THIERS,
AUGUSTA, - GEORG!/\.
Have now in store their entire '
FALL AND WINTER STOCK CF CLOTHJNG
The largest stock ever shown in Augusta. We aim to carry goods whico are
not only intrinsically good, but which also, in nattern, style, and finish
gratify a cultivated and discriminating taste, and at the same time, we tim to'
make our prices so low the closest buyers will be our steadiest customers
Polite attention to all. A call will be appreciated.
I. C. LEVY & CO.
TAILOR-FIT CLOTHIERS-, AUGUSTA, GA
-.-TIP YOU JS1 EED"
Cooi Steves, Stove Fans, Stove Pipe, Tinware, fell Bute
Loaded Shells, Harmed Goods, Confectioneries.
Evaporators Repaired or made to Order.
LARGEST COOK STOVE FOFTTHE MONEY.
Coffee Pots, Milk Buckets, and Covered Buckets made from the best of
Tin in the market. Repairs for Cook Stoves I sell, kept in stock. Call
on or address
CHAS, A. AUSTIN,
J-OHIsTSTOlsr, S. C.
bottled under the
"Red, White and Blue"
label are distilled and guaranteed by us. We have been
selling to the South for FORTY YEARS and we know
what you want. Ask your Dispensary for " Red, White
and Blue" label liquor and insist on getting it.
FREIBERG & WORKUM, Distillers,
LYNCHBURG, O. PETERSBURGH, KY. CINCINNATI, Q.