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Synod Votes For Removal to Atlan
Clinton, Oct. 20.-Synod met un
'der cooler skies this morning, but
a burning question, the proposed re
moval of Columbia seminary to At
lanta, keeps things warm. Devotional
exercises and minor matters of busi
ness were first dispatched. Reports
on publication and Sunday school
work and 'on the address of Dr.
Hemphill were received.
The question of the removal of
the seminary was then taken up.
Motion to limit speeches to 30
minutes, except those of the signers
of the majority and minority reports,
was carried. W. F. Stevenson moved
the adoption of the majority report.
J. C. Scott as a substitute, moved the
adoption of the minority report and
the battle was joined.
Rev. W. G. Neville spoke in behalf
of majority report. He said: "The
removal would not change the rela
tions of the synod to the seminary,
that there were no moral or legal
obstacles, that a moral obligation to
remove the institution did e::ist if
it would do a greater and better
work for the church elsewhere." He
spoke of the hopelessness in the air
at Columbia; the excessive cost ot
the work there, about $8oo per stu
dent per year; of similar conditions
at Clarksville, of the magnificent
offer of $250,ooo by Atlanta, of the
central position and accessibility of
Atlanta, of the enlargement of the
sphere of the institution from foui
to seven synods; that such a great
school would stimulate the establish
ment of other colleges. "Even
should failure come we would not
have lost much for we have not that
now," he said.
Rev. W. J. McKay, D. D., then
spoke for his minority report. He
showed *that certain of Clarksville's
funds, to the amount of about $x86,
ooo, could not be removed; leaving
about $16o,ooo which could be
brought to Atlanta. A vital part of
the plan of consolidation has failed.
The opposition of the synod of Te..
nessee has been too little regarded.
It is more than merely one, of five
controlling synods; it has more Pres
byterians than the other four com
bined. The opposition to the trans
fer of the Clarksville funds comes
from the men whose efforts and
generosity created them. He ar
gued from the deed of trust that the
McCombs gift of $1oo,ooo was made
specifically to the Southwestern Pres
byterian university at Clarksville and
could not be transferred to Atlanta.
This may be held by the courts and
in that case only $60,ooo would be
left, and even that to be fought
over in the courts, to be taken to,
*Atlanta. He opposed consolidating
the seminary with anything. It
ought to maintain its autonomy; its
funds were given by godly -mren for
the training of ministers and for
nothing else. Should no legal ob
stacles emerge, there are other ques
tions. Is it necessary to remove the
seminary? Are there incurable ob
stacles to its success in Columbia?
Is its financial condition such as to
excitc apprehension? Is its faculty
inefficient? Is education there too
costly? Does the small number of
students make a change necessary?
Would the removal be of benefit to
the seminar, ? Would it add to its
finances, to its number of students?
Would it bring it into closer touch
with its source of supply? Is its
geographical location such as to
make a westward removal advisable?
He answered each question in detail
negatively. He thena asserted that
there is a hindrance to the removal;
piighted faith is sacred. Synod has
pledged its word against removal. He
read a report from Dr. Thornwell
adopted by synod transferring the
seminary to the general assembly,
one of the conditions of the transfer
being that the institution should not
be removed from Columbia.
General assembly retransferred the
property with the same conditions.
and donations have been since mad
under those conditions. Faith' is
pledged to them. It is quibbling,
trifling with truth, to say that such
gifts were made for the general cause
of education in church.
The question was called and the
roll was ordered called and the vote
was taken, for removal and againsi
removal, three minutes being al
lowed each member to explain hih
vote. Dr. Thornwell led the synoc
in prayer for divine guidance. The
vote resulted as follows: - For re
moval 96; against removal 52. Synoc
has therefore consented to the re
moval of Columbia seminary to At.
A Curious Military Custom Thai
Was Once in Vogue in Europe.
In the armies of the seventeent
and eighteenth centuries the custom
f casting lots to decide what soldiers
should be punished for the offenses
:f all was common. At Winchester
England, in 1645, complaint was
made that after the surrender there
Ead been unfair plundering. Six sol
diers were tried and found guilty
and it was decided by lot which one
of the six should be hanged. At Tan
gier in 1663, and again in 1665, twc
soldiers had to cast dice on a drum
head, and he who threw the leasl
was executed. Thomas May's trans
lation of Barclay's "Icon Animorum'
gives a curious story of this sort.
Speaking of English courage, he
says that during the war in the Ne
therlands some soldiers of the Span
ish party were taken prisoners b3
the Dutch, who decided to make re
prisals for the previous cruelty ol
their enemies. Out of four and twen
ty men eight were to be hanged
"There were lots, therefore, throwr
into a helmet,"says May, "and the
prisoners were commanded to draw
their fortunes-whoever should draw
a blank was to escape, but whoevei
should draw a black lot was to be
"They were all," says May, "pos
sessed with a great apprehension ol
their present danger, especially one
Spaniard. Their pitiful wishes anc
tears in some of the standers b3
did move pity, in others laughter
There was besides in shat danger ar
Englishman. a common soldier.whc
with a careless countenance, express.
ing no fear of death at all, came
boldly to the helmet and drew hi!
!lt. Chance favored -him; it was ;
safe lot. Being free himself fron
darger he came to the Spaniard, wh<
w:as yet timorous and trembling t<
put his hand into the fatal helmet
and receiving from him 10 crowns h<
entreated the judge-oh, horrid au
:acity-that, dismissing the Spaniard
they would suffer him again to tr3
May further relates that "th'
judges consented to the madman':
request, wvho valued his life at sc
low a rate, and he again drew a saf<
lot." May seems rather to regre
the second escape of the foolhard3
Englishman, whom he denounces a:
"a wretch unworthy not only of tha
double, but even of a single preser
vation, who so basely had under
valued his life."
PLAN TO UTILIZE NOISES.
Have Them all Properly Attuned t<
Each Other and Made Agreeable
The proposition of Mrs. Amelia
Holbrook before the Professiona
Woman's League that children shoul<
be taught not to scream off the ke3
but that mothers should carry
tuning fork and give them the prope:
note, or if there are several of the:n
they should be taught to cry it
unison, is not, to acoustics, a prepos
"We know little of the laws an
properties of sound and what migh
be done with discordant and unrelat
ed noises,'' says Mr. Kitchings, wh<
makes acoustic apparatus for instruc
tion in physics. Take a tuning forl
of large size and set it vibrating, an<
one in the same key across the roon
wil soon give out the same sound
The disagreeable noises of a city
the roar of wagons. street cars. th<
'L' road. the cries of peddlers
might. if properly attuned to eacl
other, he rendered agreeablc instea<
of discordant and a nuisance. ?
municipal league of harmony, lik<
the one for art, might 'n time bring
it about. There is considerabl<
waste energy in noise that might be
possible to arrange th . combination
of a safe lock so as to open it by
singing a certain melody. The notes
would set corresponding metals vi
brating; these would communicate
with electric power which, in turn,
would move the tumbrils of the lock
and the bolts would turn back.
"A set of whistles on board ship
might be arranged to stand for the
different points of the :ompass. In
a fog the whistle corresponding to
the direction in which the vessel wat
sailing would be blown. On board
other ships there would be a set of
reverberators indicating in the same
way the points of the compass. By
runing over these the one in harmony
with the whistle would be pickd out,
and at oncc inform th second vessel
the direction of the first and so a
collision would be avoided. A war
ship might communicate with its
consorts and the enemy be unable to
read the signals."-Chicago Tribune.
The directors of the Agricultural
Bank of Bulgaria will soon decide up
on the quantity of agricultural ma,
chines and implements which it will
be necessary to purchase for use next
What tco do with the copper pen
nies taken in by street railway com
panies is getting to be more and
more of a problem in English cities.
In London many of these coins are
disposed of in fiv'-shilling packages
to hotels and other places where
change is needed, but much remains
to be disposed of otherwise.
A meeting of the Democratic Party
of the Town of Newberry, South
Carolina. is hereby called to be held
in -he Council Chamber on Tuesday
November ist 1904, at eight o'clock
p. m., for the purpose of providing
for the nomination of municipal of
fficers for the next ensuing year, and
for such other busineshs as may be
properly brought before it.
I. H. Hunt, 0. B. Mayer,
In tea and coffee sets, both ster
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signs and patterns get more dainty
and desirable with each passing year
and our grandmothers' eyes would
twinkle with amazement at the dis
play to be seen here.
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Hecker's Rolled White Wheat
Hecker's Wheat Granules.
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Heinz's Mince Meat.
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