BDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 1914
Centennial Celebration I
The announcement that special
. exercises celebrating the one hun
dredth anniversary of the founding
of Philippi church would be held
caused i large namber of people,
800 or more, to gather at this his
toric church Sunday morning last,
Aiken, Trenton, Johnston, Edgefield
Ward, Ridge 8pring and other sec
tions being represented. Philippi is
situated fire miles eoutheast of
Johnston and it a member of the
Ridge Kaptist association.
In planning for the celebration,
invitations were extended to Rev.
W. T. Hundley, now of Beaufort,
and Dr. J. C. Browne, of Aiken, to
be present. Of the large number of
ministers who have served the
?hurch in the past, these two are
the only ones now living. Dr.
Browne was present, but on account
.f sickness Mr. Hundley was nnable
to attend. His absence was regret
HISTORY OF CHURCH RKA1).
The exercises of the morning
opened with the reading of the his
tory of the church by Mr. Jesse
Williams, son of the lamented
Abraham Williams, the present
clerk of the church. The cburch was
constituted in '814. The constituent
mombers were 25 in number, three
of whom were negroes. The minis
terial Presbytery which formed the
church was comp >aed of Rev. Thom
as De Loach, Rev. Francis Walker
and Rev. John Land rum. There is
no record of who was the first pas
tor but among the earliest were
Revs. Thomas DeLoach, Preston
Bush. Benjamin Still and Peter
? Ga ll o war. The Rev. William'John
SflaflPwtfflSSftQPi? ' 1****--r,afid served 1
for several spear*. Those who fol
lowed him were Revs. H. A. Wil
liams, Absalom Horne, Elijah W.
Horne, Edward F. Kendall, James
A." Woodward, Henry T. Bartley,
William B. Shaw, W T. Hundley
and J. C. Browne. Dr. King, pastor
of the Johnston Baptist church, is
now pastor of the church.
The present building is the fourth 1
that has been erected since the
church was founded in 1814. The ;
first was built of logs on Bull
Branch about four miles southeast
of where the church now stands.
The second was also built of logs
but was located practically on the j
site of the present building. The
third building was a small frame
structure, the contract being let to
Ur. Samuel Posey for $100. The ,
present building was erected in
18U7 at the small cost of $850. The ,
building is commodious, coraforta- (
ble and well constructed of the best |
material. Dr. Browne stated that ,
the fact that this building was erect
ed for so amalia sum was due to
the splendid judgment of Mr. Lew
is V. Claxton who was chairman of
the building committee and super
vised the work.
PASTOR POR TH 1 KT Y Y EARS.
The venerable Dr. J. C. Browne
who is sincerely and universal ly* be
loved by the oeople of the Philippi
community briefly reviewed his
pastorate of 30 years. Ho came
from Georgia to South Carolina i n
1875 and while serving Mt. Pleas
ant church in Aiken county, not
many miles from Philippi, Mr.
Abraham Williams invited him to
preach at Philippi on one occasion. 1
Not long after that the church ex
tended a call to Dr. Browne which
was accepted. Dr. Browne has re
sided continuously in Aiken since
ooming to South Carolina, and dur
ing all these years he has driven
regularly a distance of 18 miles to
sei re the Philippi flock. Surely
sn ;h faithfulness will have its just
Dr. Browne took the initiative in
the erection of the present building,
the old one being inadequate to the
needs of the glowing church. He
however met with hearty responses
on thc part of the people, among
the leaders being Abraham Wil
liams and Dr. W, H. Timmerman,
both of blessed memory. Of the
$850 contributed for the building
of the new church Dr. Timmerman
gav* $175. He thus gave generously
cot withstanding the fact that he
Was soon to move away from the
leid Last Sunday. Large
Dr. Browne spoke both of the
material and spiritual growth of
the community. The lands have
been improved, rendered more pro
ductive and as a result the people
are more prosperous. The church
has steadily gone forward in every
department of work, but. un
fortunately with this, as in practical
ly every other church, the burden
has been borne by a few faithful
men and women. Durinsr the pas
torate of Dr. Biowne about 600
names were added to tbe church
roll upon a profession of faith.
CHOICE BPIBIT6 OF THE PAST.
Dr. Browne reTerred feelingly to
the members of the board of dea
cons and to other choice spirits
which he found at Phi?ppi. ihe
deacons at the time be was chosen,
pastor were Mr. Tillman Derrick,
Mr. Scott, Mr. Abraham Williams
and Mr. Henry W. Jackson. Dr.
W. H. Timraerman was thc clerk
of the church, having served in
that capacity for a number of
.years. These men, together with
other consecrated men and women,
stood shoulder to shoulder with Dr.
Browne in hia labora during the
early years of his o as to ra te. As
time passed the ranks have been
recruited by j unger men who have
been equally as loyal and faithful.
The present board of deacons is
composed of Henry W. Jackson,
Butler Derrick, Geo. W, Scott and
W. T. Thompson. Mr. George Scott
is superintendent ol' the Sunday
In referring to the consecrated
mea of the past Dr. Browne spuke
al 4eng*-.h of -Mr. . A?rra'sam \Vi?- ?
I ?ams and Dr. W. H. Ti m merman.
lie said that no mau had ever been
mjre faithful in church and Sunday
school than Mr. William.-1; no man
has ever been more beloved in his
community than he. He said Dr.
Timmerman was the most promi
nent man. ?he most intelligent man
and the most influential man in the
church, and that bis influence was
always exerted for gord. Many years
ago there was considerable gamb- |
ling, horse racing and cock-fighting .
in the Philippi community and it i
was chiefly through the influence of
Dr. Timmerman that this wrong
doing and desecration of tho Sab
bath was stopped.
LAST ONE OF OL?? BOARD.
The only surviving member of the
old board of deacons, thot-e who
were serving when Dr. Browne
came to Philippi, is Mr. Henry W.
laeknuu, who is known far and near
for his upright life and deep con
secration. Dr. Browne referred to
Mr. Jackson's serious illness last
year when everybody was so anx
ious about him as his life hung as
it were by a thread fur many days
Many earnest prayers were offered
for Iiis recovery. This, said Di.
Browne, suggested the pleading
with God by Martin Luther for the
recovery of his friend and co-work
ea, Melanchth on. In response to re
peated intercessions, God restored
Mr. Jackson to his loved ones and
friends just as He did Melanchthon
During the ministry of Dr.
Browne, Philippi I a< sent forth one
young minister, Mr. John E. .lack
son, the sou ci Mr. and xMrs. Henry
W. Jackson, who is now a senior
student at Furman university.
Near the close of his remarks
Dr. Browne referred to the death
of Mr. Wayne Posey whom he
greatly loved and honored. Though
ht lived a quiet, humble and simple
life, he loved the Lord and was used
of the Lord. At the close of a loug
life he fell asleep in response to the
summons from on high.
In closing Dr Browne said the
Philippi people had been very kind
to him and that he loved every one
of them. The longer he labored
among thom the stronger were the <
lies that bound them together. Fail
ing health made it necessary for him
to give up the chureh, which was
the apple of his eye.
APPROPRIATE SHORT TALKS.
After closing the icview of his
(Continxed on page four)
Deestriek Skule of Ye Olden
Fust-Class Larnin' in Readin' Ritin' and 'Rithme
tic. Text-books, Blue-back Speller, Smith's
Grammar and Slate Figerin\
Prof. Obadiah ThreewitU (Capt. N. G. Evans)
NAMES OF SKUV.E-CHILDREN.
John Bull (Henglisher)..'-.. S: McG. Simkins
Mehitabel Belknap ) Mrs. W. L. Dunovant
J (Crying Girls)
Charity Mayflower ) Mrs. P. B. Mayson
Alexander Popham_._.W. E. Lott
Timothy Truck_.-.J. W. Peak
Sissy Honeysuckle._,-..Mrs. A. A. Woodson
Bubby Honeysuckle.??-.A. A. Edmunds
Maria Honeysuckle.??._Mrs. Martha Barker
Jane Honeysuckle.....--vr\.Mrs. Sallie Bigham
Amy Honeysuckle.Mrs. B. Timmons
Charlie Burts..._._W. B. Cogburn
Thankful Walpole (Tell-Tale)....._Mrs. J. L. Mims
Mike O'Flinn._.__..M. P. Wells
Tardy Tommy. . ..A. S. Tompkins
Patience Peterkin.-....Mrs. M. N. Tillman
Jeremiah Winslow_. W. T. Kinnaird
Ebenezer Langhorne._.-.E. H. Folk
Patsy Pettibone.-.Mrs. W. P. Calhoun
Napoleon Bonaparte. .P. B. Mayson
Josh Ashley.s.._.W. A. Hart
Experience Bradford (Mimic) _.Miss Annie Bee
Jemimy Touchstone (Gigglir.^ Girl)...Mrs. P. M. Feltham
Jason Billings.Li.L. W. Cheatham
Penelope Concord_.Mrs. M. G. Evans
Bethiah Puffer.|rL....Dr. Jas. S. Byrd
Freedom Trotwood._1.._Mrs. Fannie/Tompkins
Silas Daggett (Water-Boy).t.i....J. T. McManus
Isaac Ledbetter (Stammerer) ..JP.:-.L. T. May
Mrs. Antoinette Honeysuckle_. _Miss Marie Abney
Head Committoman_._.W. A. Collett
i.j:._._?_J. L. Mims
Committeemen - '. ....
. (- ~- - ; ,.^??^^8ra?M?^&S:t'-'j?. Timmons
LAST DAY OF SKULE
ACT I FOItENOON
Scene 1. Pantomine. Woods in front of Skule-House. Scholars play
ing marbles, swapping knives, spilling and scrambling for apples and
playing horse. Boy hurts toe and another boy binds it up. Scholar with
water- bucket. Groups of girls talking and studying. Skule-Master
crosses playground and bell rings for taking in skule. Curtain.
Scene II. Skule-room. Devotional exercises. Roll-call. Study
time. Tardy Tommy comes in late. Singing of 2's and 3's of multipli
cation table. A B. C. and Primer Class. Dunce Block and standing on
READING CLASS: Lesson, Mai co Bozzaris. All read around and
Napoleon Bonaparte speaks it
SPELLING CLASS: Foots and heads and turning down. Award
ing of gold watch and chain to best speller, Charlie Burts, who made
most head marks. _ ft&tfd
GEOGRAPHY CLASS: Lakes, rivera, mountuirs. volcanoes," anc!
Seven Wonders of the World and all about the whole earth. Here Be
thiah Puffer fights Bubby Honeysuckle. Josh Ashley eats in school ano
gets "told on" by Thankful Walpole. Alexander Popham.'s nose bleeds
and he is excused. """"^
GRAMMAR CLASS: Nouns and're-nouns, transitive and un-transi
tive verbs with examples. This wussesl class in skule ends morning
ACT ll NOON AND AFTERNOON.
Scene I. Big recess and dinner. Honeysuckles in family group
with picnic pie.
Games: "Measure my love to show you," Mumble-peg. Stiff-starch.
Washing dishes, Rosey bush, Leap frog.
Scene ll. Closing exercises. Opening song lined out for girls and
boys. Committeemen visit skule. Mrs. Honeysuckle con *s to hear her
own only little Bubby speak his piece.
SPEAKIN' DAY PROGRAMME:
Greeting to Committee..._._..John Bull
Twinkle, twinkle little star.Silas Daggett
Composition on cows_.-.Alexander Popham
Singing duet.Patsy Pettibone and Mehitabel Belknap
Speakin' piece.-.Experience Bradford
Composition on boys_.Penelope Concord
"Old gray goose is dead"."Song by school
Composition on Benjam-'in Franklin_.Ebenezer Langhorne
Fiddle and Bow, "Hamburg Ladies, your cake's ^ Napoleon Bonaparte
all dough" ? Charity Mayflower
Heau Committeeman speaks and committeemen ask questions and
give out prizes. Parting words by skule-master. "Auld Lang Syne."
Strengthens Weak and Tired Do you feel tired and worn out?
Women. ^? aPPe^ite and food won't digest?
It isn't the spring weather. You
I was under a great strain nurs- need Electric Hitters. Start a
ing a relative through three months month's treatment to-day; nothing
sicklies?, writes- Mrs. J C Van De better for stomach, liver and kid
Sando, of Kirkland, 111., and Elcc- neys. The great sprinir tonic. Re
t? io Bitters kept me from breaking lief or money back. 50o and $1.00
down. I will never be without it. at your druggist.
TWO EBBE ESSAYS
First Prize Won by James
School and Scond Pi
of Oak Gro
First Prize Essay.
It is no longer a question, but it
is clear to every one, that purity is
the grandest thing on earth. And
we all know that pure manhood is j
based upon purity. I would like to
ask the question, "where can any
prospect of this be found in a youth
with a cigarette in his mouth?"
This cigarette we all know is the
worst enemy the bov has. He doesn't
seem to realize that while the fire is
burning up the piper and tobacco
that its effects are burning up his
whole intellect and the strength and
vitality of his body.
First, we ask how is this habit
begun? We might say that some
boys are led into it by being allow
ed to roam here and there in bad
company or drawn in by the influ
ence of some older boy; but I dare
say that in most eases the example
is set before him by his father, many
times a clay, smoking a pipe or
cigar. Soon the boy begins to think
that it must be a type of manliness
and if he ?B ever to be a man, he
too, must take up this prided habit
of his father, only, he must begin
on a smaller seale with the little
cigarette, which he thinks most be- ?
coming to him.
Thus he fastens upon himself the
most dangerous h ibil of all, because*
of inhaling into his lung? the smoke
from the burning paper ?nd tobacco ,
and soon poisoning the whole sys
tem with nicoline.
We say they are an enemy t? the
boy, because most every organ of 1
the body has to sutler from the I
effect of them. The little panicles '
of^SarlTon'-aiid "ash", tv ht eli come 1
from the paper and tobacco pre 1
drawn into the lungs, and settles
upon the air passages like soot on 1
the inside of a siove pipe. This pre- 1
vents him from breathing pure 1
fresh air into his lungs and purify- '
ing his blood. They also cause an '
irritation of the delicate membrane 1
of the nose, mouth, throat and lung? '
or wherever they are deposited.
It has lately been discovered that 1
there is a poison that comes from I
the cigarette called furfural, which *
is about iifty times as poisonous as f
alcohol. Just think how many boys '
are, day after day, drinking into 1
their bodies these awful poisons, v
all of which weaken the nerve thal 1
controls the heart causing it to beat (
irregularly and weaken the diges- '
live organs by poisoning them. It 1
also has a bad effect upon the spinal (
chord and interferes with the work- .
ings of the eyes, thus effecting the I
whole nervous system, making the I
boy a complete nervous wreck. .
The cigarette cause? the boy tc 1
become dishonest and untruthful, a
weakens his brain and whole will ?
power making him sluggish and 1
lazy unlit to hold any responsible t
position. It has been "proveu in col- r
leges that the tobacco uaers are the
dullest and most inferior students v
iu every respect. They never grad- s
uate at the head of their classes. ; a
I have read of schools where the , c
principal had asked all ihe pupils
who would not give up cigarette .
smoking to leave the school, while t
other schools will not take them in I
at all. i
The whole world we see is fight- i
ing the cigaiette. Business men in <
many places, are refusing to employ J
the cigarette users. These men are 1
working for a proteciion to their ?
eountry as well as to their own busi- i
Another reason why the cigarette 1
is an enemy to the bov, and one 1
that will do its part in helping to *
destroy this evil and unmanly bal
it in the land, ie, that woman, the
faires?;, ihn sweetest, the most lov- 1
ing and affectionate beiDg tha't God J
has placed before the eyes ol' man, *
is fast turning against the cigarette 1
users and frowning at them in dis- I
gust; and in their pride and eelf- J
respect are already beginning to j
say, "Give me an old maid's life in c
preference to a cigarette smoker." c
Just mention a boy as a cigarette
slave and you have said enough in 0
the eyes ol' the whole world. How I
foolish so many boys and young *
men are to let their appetite for "
this habit have 6uch complete con
I IN THE W. C. T. H
Owen Smith of Harmony
ize by Grady Scott
irol over them.
Thej forget that God has girea
them their bodies and demands that
they keep them pure and clean. But,
when a boy or man takes up the
tobacco habit which causes every
organ of his body to be weakened
and made filthy by sediments and
poisons from the tobacco, there ia
little left to be called clean.
Taking it as a whole, we seo that
the cigarette makes the boy some
what a failure when he might have
been a great snccess. ?
So lets do all we can *o wipe this
curse off the land that he may have
a better showing in days to come
Now*boys, don'tjsay, we will if we
But let us resolve to be a'man.
And throw this deadly enemy away,
Then we can look for a better day.
1 -asacas ~-ss- JBMBI
The best way to do,os notito begin
This dangerous habit, full of vice
For ii once it gets the upper hand.
You'll never make a steady man.
Let it alone, and its effects we'll
For we know it will drag us to
an early grave.
Lets hold up the banner, and furl
To conquer the cigarette, to win
or to die.
John Owen Smith,
Second Prize Essay,
Our teacher said several days ago?
bat she wanted one or all of her
pupils to write down with pen and
nk what they had found ont abou>
^IS^tten3Ttf?k?::g; . itgi'-e&?ct upon,
hose who use tobacco in that form.
As no one else volunteered I
iromised to do the best I (v lld, for
noth? r says even a small boy can
lo lois of good. So I hope some
itt!<. buy in Edgef?eld county at
east may read this; lillie talle that
cacher hopes to see in print, and
se helped ti? let cigarettes alone.
First lot me tell you how tobacco
'.ame into use among civilized peo
jle. The American Indians smok
;d it and when Sir Walter Raleigh
.ame over from England in 1584 to
:ound a settlement they taught him
0 htnoke too. In this way they
?nt a curse upon the white man
hat has never been lifted. One
lay after returning to England
-ialeiyh and one of bis friends were
n a roora smoking when a servant
mtered. Seeing smoke from his
naster'8 nose and mouth he threw a
>ail of ale in his face to keep him
rom burning up as he thought. What
1 pity it did not forever put an end to
obacco using but the evil has grown,
ind those of us who are willing to
eork for the good of mankind must
ight with heart, bani and brain
he soul and body destroying oiga
Now boys (and nv? ri too if you
nil listen) let me put before you
ome truths about the effect of cig
rette smoking on these bodies of
The bones of the body are stout
md when unhindered will reach,
heir full growth, but when a boy
.)?gins cigarette smoking the cells
ire injured and the body is stunted.
Physiology teaches us, also, that
jigarettes injure the heart an i di
gestir? organs and prevent the
Dones from getting their building
naterial. Tobacco weakens the
?ervous system which controls the
nuscles, and the cigarette, more
han other forms of tobacco affects
he heart nerves so that the heart'ao
ion is irregular.
When an athlete is getting hi*
)ody in prime condition, his
nuscles to doing good work, he is
?ot allowed to use tobacco in any
orin. When users of the cigarette
nhale the smoke it irritates the air
)assages to such an extent as to
>e very injurious to the lungs.
Ieart and lungs injured! How
I read ful! But that is not all the
Cigarette smoke contains a gas
ailed carbon monoxid. Both the
loison of the tobacco and the car
ion monoxid goes into the blood
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