For cy ?First Annual Meeting of
the South Carolina Press
Like those of other vocations and
professions, the makers of newspa
pers realize the advantages that
come from organization and the
profit that is derived from meeting
in annual conventions. Were there
nothing derived from these meetings
from a practical or business stand
point, the social feature alone would
make them worth while. After
reading the daily and weekly pa
pers that come to one's desk during
the year, it is with pleasant antici
pations that one looks forward to
the meeting of the editors of these
papers. However, these meetings
are not without practical benefit.
The original papers that are read
and the discussion which follows
these papers are always helpful in
every department-to the editor,
the business manager and also to
those who are in charge of the me
chanical department. For the first
time in the history of the organiza
tion, the newspaper publishers and
the master printers held a joint
meeting, which proved so satisfac
tory that the two conventions will
be held jointly again next year.
The forty-first session of the
South Carolina Press association
which was held at Chick Springs
last week was the most pleasant and
most profitable meeting that has
been held in a number of years. A
miscellaneous program was careful
ly arranged and all of those who
were asked to take part were pres
ent and took an active interest.
There were several interesting: ad
dresses by prominent men. The lim
was by Rev. Dean Crain, a young
Baptist minister who has been em
ployed by the Baptists of South
Carolina to superintend the Baptist
schools in the mountains of Spartan
burg, Greenville, Oconet and Pick
ens counties. He was born and rear
ed in what i> called the "Dark Cor
ner" of Greenville county. There
were three oiher prominent gentle
men who spoke in the following or
der: Governor Manning, Hon. J. L.
McLaurin and Gen M. L. Bonham.
Gov. Manning reviewed his ad
ministration up to this time, speak
ing at length of his efforts to en
force the law, particularly in Char
leston, and of his management of
the affairs of th? Hospital for the
Insane; Mr. McLaurin spoke at
length of the State warehouse sys
tem, and Gen. Bonham's subject
was "Newspaper Men Whom I
Have Known." He presented brief
sketches of Col. Bacon of the Edge
field Chronicle, Col. F. W. Daw
son of the News and Courier, Col.
James A. Hoyt of" tue Greenville
Mountaineer and Baptist Courier,
Miles B McSweeny of the Hampton
?Guardian, Col. R. R. Hemphill of
the Abbeville Medium, Col. T. B.
Crews of the Laurens Herald,
Charles Petty of the Carolina Spar
tan, Col. James Holmes of the
Barnwell People, A. B. Williams of
the Greenville News and N. G.
Gonzales of The State.
The following officers vere elect
ed for the ensuing year:
William Banks of the Columbia
Record, president; first vice-presi
dent, Geo. W. Brunson, Jr., Green
ville News; second vice president,
J. L. Minis, Edgefield Advertiser;
secretary, Joe Sparks, The State.
The executive committee is com
posed of August Kohn, News and
News and Courier, Mies Juanita
Wylie, Lancaster News, L. H. Wan
namaker, News and Courier.
The newspaper men of Greer v ille
and Spartanbnrg were very thought
ful, leaving nothing undone within
their power to add to the pleasure
of their visiting brethren. Wednes
day afternoon an excursion wa? giv
en over the interurban to Green
ville and an automobile ride over
the city was enjoyed, about forty
cars being'provided for the occasion.
Wednesday night the newspaper
folk were tendered a banquet at
Chick Springs hotel.
Thursday morning about 40 of
the newspaper men and members of
their families left for Montreat, N.
C., having accepted an invitation to
meet with the North Carolina Press
association which was in session
at the same time at Mon treat.
The Tar Heels received us with
real South Carolina hospitality,
making our stay among them ex
ceedingly pleasant and profitable.
The South Carolina Press associ
ation will meet again next year at
Chick Springs, an ideal place for
conventions, and ?have invited their
brethren of North Carolina to meet
with them. The joint meeting of
1916 will be looked forward to
with the keenest interest.
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Synopsis of a Sermon Preac
Sunday Morning in Baptr
Church by Dr. E. Pen
Psalm 60:4 "Thou hast gin
banner to them that fear thee,
it may be displayed because of
One hundred and thirty i
years ago, the most moment
document concerning huraau f
dora was given to the world.
American Declaration of Indepe
ence. Great world movements h
small beginnings, sometimes t
begin a century before the i
takes possession of the masses of
The emancipation of the wc
from the "dark ages," when
Bible was chained to the altar ?
men were spiritually enslaved bei
with the reformation. Wycliff, H
and Martin Luther were pre-emin
among the leaders. Luther, resta
and gave great force to the <
Pauline doctrines of justification
faith, but it remained for the a
baptists of Europe to give it
deepest meaning and for th
spiritual successors to rightly
terpret the reformation, giving
the world the great idea of s<
liberty and spiritual democrat
Out of the reformation and
cause of the great ideas of soul 1
erty and spiritual democracy, cai
the French and American revo
tions. The demagogue mastered a
dominated the French revolutic
hence the reign of terror which w
the logical outcome of a wrong int
pretion of spiritual democracy. (
In 'the American revoluti
statesmen interpreted the idea
spiritual democracy and beheld
great nation leading the world 1
ward a pure democracy born in t
heart of our God.
On this the 139th year of our r
tional history I want us to consid
what Baptists have done for th
country and the world. They ha1
burned into the world's history t!
great fundamental truth of *T]
competency of the soul under G(
for religion." That is that evei
soul is competent to have Gc
speak to it, and has the capacita
interpret his message for himsel
without anyone coming between tl
soul and his God. Every soul mu
j believe for himself, repent for hiri
I self and be baptized for himsel
Ont of the idea of soul competenc
has grown a number of self evidei
truths. Running paralled, with it
the great idea of political democn
Thomas Jefferson was not a pr<
fessing christian, but he was a prc
found philosopher as well as states
man. He used to attend a little Ba]
tist church under the shadow of th
Blue Ridge mountains near Chai
lottsville, Va., and there he lean
ed his great lessons of deraocracj
He snid that that little church ha
the puiest democracy he had eve
The truths growing out of thi
fundamental idei of the competenc,
of the soul, have been so well stat
ed by Dr. E. Y. Mullins, presiden
Southern Baptist Theological Semi
nary, in the form of axioms of re
ligion, that we will make them th
basis of our thinking this morning
1st "A holy and loving Ged ha:
a right to be sovereign." The politi
cal counterpart of this truth, is, tin
government in recognizing the in
dependence of the churches, recog
nizes an authority higher than it
2ud 'All souls have an equa
right to direct access to God." N(
one has a right to deny or hindei
the soul in its approach to God. It?
new birth cannot be hindered with
out violating the most sacred rights
of every soul. The attempt to co
erce a sonl in its God-given rights
of personal approach to God is ar
attempt to turn back the progress
of the world in its upward march tc
God. The political counterpart of
this truth is, "All men are created
free and equal." Not equal in men
tal capacity, but before the law.
Just as God is no respecter of per
sons and all are equal before him.
Deny this truth and men become
slaves both bodily and spiritually.
3rd "All believers are entitled
to equal privileges in the churches."
The political counterpart of this
truth, a government of the people,
by the people and for the people.
Baptists have held through the ages
the Bible truth, that there are no
degrees of priesthood, every believ
er must have the same voice in the
management of the church to which
he belongs. No one has a right to
lord it over God's heritage. They
have given their best blood to en
grafting this truth into the thought
of the world.
4th 'To be responsible man must
be free." The political counterpart
is our franchise, legal and criminal
proceedure. You can't reconcile
God's sovereignty and man's free
will, both are true, to deny either,
is but to prove them. Running par
allel through time they blend in the
great heart of God in eternity.
5th A free church in a free
state.'' This has become naturalized
in our political speech.Baptises have
insisted through all the years on
the separation of church and state
and were foremost in the battle
which wrote it into our constitution.
So far we have been able to defeat
every movement for the compulsory
reading of the Bible in the public
6th, "Love your neighbor as
yourself." The political counterpart)
is, equal rights to all aud special
privileges to none.
The great world conflagration in
its last analysis is a struggle for
this God given privilege. These re
ligious ideals are the bed rock of
our practical and social fabric.
I am thinking to*day of the flag |
of our country, with its red, white
and blue and all that it stands for.
Its stars, each star standing fora
sovereign state and each state united
to the other in indissoluble union.
uO beautiful for patriot's dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities srleam
Undermined by human tears.
God shed his grace on thee
And crown their good with broth
From sea to shining sea!"
Interesting News From Mt. Zion
[Writen for Last Week.]
On last Sunday morning, which
was the regular preaching day at
Mt. Zion church, the pastor, Rev,
P. B. Lanham was sick and unable
to be present. At his request Mr.
W. J. Gaines conducted the ser
vices, taking as the basis of his re-j
marks the words, "Set a watch O
Lord before ray mouth; keep the
door erf my lips." He spoke first,
of the evil of the use of intoxicants |
and other dangerous substances,
which going in at the unguarded
mouth, ruin a man soul and body.
He next spoke of the blight and
ruin which can be worked by th?
lips which speak evil-the liar, the
tattler, the slanderer, and the utter
helplessness of the victims of such
evil attacks. The audience con
sisted largely of young people who j
listened attentively to the discourse.
At this meeting Mr. Milledge Whit
lock was to have been immersed he
having united with the church on
the preaching day before, but the
baptism was postponed.
Mr. Avery Franklin and his fami
ly from Beech Island, were up last
week visiting relatives in this com
Mrs. Sue Gaines has returned
home from visiting relatives in Geor
gia and Beech Island. . '
Mr. Jason Whitlock, from Waldo |
Georgia, is visiting the family
of Mr. J. C. Whitlock.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Pardue mo
tored to Greenwood last week where
they spent the day with relatives.
Miss Nellie Ergle from Granite
ville and Miss Mamie Cheatbam,
from Edgefield visited Mrs. Pardue
last Sunday and attended Mt. Zion
Anew little daughter has come
to live in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Since his return from the Citadel,
Mr. Ben Gaines has been receiving
congratulations from his friends
on winning the J. 0. Wilson medal.
This is a beautiful ring which isl
awarded each year at the Citadel tc
that member of the senior class win*
is adjudged by his classmates to b?>;
the * manliest, purest, and mosp
courteous" member of his class.
Miss Mary Gaines is attending
the University summer school isl;
Mt. Zion, S. C.
Strawberry Growing Profitabi?
Chattanooga, Tenn., June 30
Over 700 solid car loads of strav
berries have been shipped from tl
east Tennessee section and point
south, of Chattanooga to Cincinnat
and other western markets durii
the season now coming to a close
according to figures of the Quee'
and Crescent route, over which prac i
tically the entire crop moved. Th?i
great bulk of this movement come 1
from stations north of Chattanooga
on the C N O & T P Ry. A num
ber of cars also come from point! \
on southern railway in east Tennes- [
see, the total from these two sec I
tions for this year running over sis
hundred cars. 80 cars came fron
Cuba, Alabama, md other stations*
in that territory on the Alabama
Great Southern Railroad. There
were a few scattering shipments
making up the total.
The crop this year was muchf;
larger than last year, but despite
this fact good prices were realizedi
growers receiving an average ot;
?1.75 a crate, or about $700 .i car 3
which will mean that this yea?
practically $500,000.00 has beei?
brought into this section for straw "J
berries alone, giving the grower
handsome profit and furnishing err.
pl?yment to the large number.
LOR SALE: Your orders solicf'
ited for peach crates. C. B. Boan,
right, Ridge Spring, S. C.
Trip to Batesburg.
Mr. Charles R. Dobson carried a
party over to Batesburg on Friday
evening to attend the service at the
Baptist church, where Rev. Geo. E.
Davis of Orangeburg is conducting
a very successful revival. The church
was filled with an appreciative and
intelligent audience; and the music
was good-and how could it be oth
erwise with Miss Nan Gunter in the
choir, and lending her powers of
song to this worthy and noble cause?
We did not know the other mem
bers of the choir, but were particu
ly impressed with the spirited and
Mr. Davis made a decided im
pression on his audience, giving the
danger of the use of that word-to
morrow. A number of persons
went up for prayer, and some joined
As we glanced over the audience,
there were a number of familiar
faces, among them four ministers of
the gospel besides Mr. Davis who
occupiel the pulpit. They were
Rev. W. T. Tate, pastor of the
church, Revs. Jabez Ferris, N. N.
Burton and J. D. Timmons. A
contingency of Edgefield soil was
there to make us feel at home, Dr.
Price Timmerman, Mrs. Edwards
and Mrs. E. S. Rawl, Mrs. Ferris
and others who have partaken
enough of our native heath to make
them great ard good. It was a
pleasure to meet and greet these
kind friends again, and see the
growth and interest in religious life
of this progressive town.
F. A. M.
In Memory of a Sweet Little
Just before the dawn of day Jnne
23 the death angel again entered the
home of Mr. and Mrs. H. W.
McKie and took the other little twin
baby, Harold, to dwell in Heaven
with his littlebrother who had pre
ceded him only three weeks.
All that human wisdom could do
was done to save him, but God willed
otherwise. The last sad rite3 took
place'at Republican church, and the
Rev. J. T. Littlejohn spoke lovingly
and feelingly to the bereaved par
ents. Oh! how hard it is to realize
that little Harold has passed into
the spirit land. Teach us, Heav
enly Father, to say, "Thy will be
done," for we know that into each
life some rain must fall.
He had just learned to say "bye,
bye." His mother told me she didn't
know he was saying bye, bye for
ever-on this earth, but he is just a
flower transplanted into the Garden
of Paradise, where it will bloom in
Jesus said: "Suffer little children
to come nnto me, for such is the
kingdom of heaven." These sublime
words should be a lasting comfort
to the bereaved parents. They have
Christ's positive assurance that lit
tle Howard and Harold are waiting
for them "over there."
There is no death, an angel form
Walks over the earth with silent tread;
He takes our best beloved away,
And then we call them dead.
But ever near us, though unseen,
Their immortal spirits dwell,
For all this boundless universe is life,
There^is no dead.
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