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VOL. XLII. NO. 129 NEWBERRY. S. C., TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14, 1905. TWICE A WEEK, $150 Y AR
THE SOUTH CAROLINA SYNOD
A Pleasant and Profitable Meeting
of the Lutherans at Old St.
By J. B. O'Neall Holloway.
The eighty-first annual convention
of the Evangelical Lutheran synod of
South Carolina commenced its ses
sion in St. Paul's church, this cmunty,
on Wednesday, 8th of November,
There was quite a full -atendance of
both clerical and lay members. The
reports from the various congrega
tions and fields, the different opera
tions and institutions of the synod
were found full and satisfactory.
The report of the p'resident, Rev. M.
0. J. Kreps, was read and referred tW
the proper committee. Many matters
of great importance and interest were
noted in his report. The kindness and
graciousness of a kind Providence
during the past year was a matter of
devout gratitude-Not one pastor had
passed away by death during the year
just passed. The work of the church
has been prosperous, peace and good
will prevail t1hrughout the synod.
February 28, 19o5, Rev. S. C. Bal
lentine resigned the Bethel pastorate
to accept work in Virginia.
April 4, 1905, Rev. J. K. Efird re
signed the Little Mountain pastorate.
Early in November, 1904, Rev. R. E.
Livingston resigned as 'pastor of the
Newberry charge served by him an.i
returned -to the wonk at Sandy P-n
February 4, 19r, Rev. W. A. Lutz
tendered his resignation as pastor of
Grace and Mt. ITabor churches.
July 9, 1905, Rev. M. 0. J. Kreps re
signed this work of Holy Trinity
Aicd of Aqgasta, Georgia, saiu res
ignation to take effect October r, 1905,
to accept work in Grace and Mt. Ta
Jdy 12, 19o5, Rev. P. H. E. Derrick
resigned the St. Philip's pastorate to
accept work in West Virginia.
September ig, 1905, Rev. J. L. Buck
resigned the St. Mlark's charge, said
resignation to take effect December i,
The following pastors have been
dismissed to the several synods indi
Rev. S. P. Boland to synod of North
Rev. S. C. Ballentine to Sout-h West
}Rev. 3. K. Efird to Tennessee syn
cad; Rev. Geo. S. Bearden to Synod of
North Carolirna; Rev. W. A. Lutz to
Tennessee synod and Rev. P. H. E.
Derrick to Soufth West Virginia syn
Rev. M. G. G. Scherer, D. D., to St.
Andrew's, Charleston; Rev. R. E. Liv
ingston as pasar 'of Sandy Run
Thurch in Lexington county.
Rev. M. 0. 3. Kreps accepted the
call to the Grace pastorate. Rev. 0O
R. Shearouse to Little Mountain
zharge. Rev. V. C. Ridenhour to St.
Michaerl's pastorate. Rev. J. B. Haig
ler to Bethel pastorate. Rev. J. C.
'V essinger to St. Philip's pastorate.
Rev. J. W. Nease <was received from
'ie Georgia synod; Rev. 0. B.
,3*iearouse from North Carolina; Rev.
J. B. Haigler from Synod of Nova
Scotia; Rev. J. C. W,essinger from the
Rev. T. B. Epting was installed as
pastor of St. James, Sumter; Rev. M.
G. G. Scherer, D. D., was installed as
vastor of S-t. Andrew's, Charleston.
Rev. A. 3. Bowers, D. D., served the
Mayer Memorial church of Newberry;
Rev. E. L. Lybrand ,to Orange Chap
el; Rev. M. 0. 3. Kre.ps, Graniteville
Mission to October i, 19o5; Rev. D.
B. Groseclose supplied St. Peter's
enregation; Rev. W. K. Sligh sup
plied the Newberry charge; Rev. C.
P. Boozer has supplied St. Luke's and
Cornerstone Laid and Dedications.
On August 12, 1905, the corner
stone of the new Union church by The
pastor, Rev. J. D. Shealy.
St. Luke's, Columbia, was dedicated
October 15, 1905 by the pastor, Rev.
C. P. Boozer, assisted by Revs. Green
and Freed and the sermon was
oreached by Rev. W. L. Seabrook.
The Orange Chapel church has
been removed to the town of Spring
field, S. C., and was dedicated by tfhe
pastor, Rev. E. L. Lybrand, The ser
mon being preached by Rev. W. H.
The very prosperous condition of
this institution-the ipride of the South
Carolinta syn-od, under the eAcient
management of its young -and able
president, Rev. Jas. A. B. Scherer, D.
D., fills our -hearts with joy. It gives
me grea7t pleasure to note that at thie
recent opening 201 students sreport
ed for duty. The college will cele
brate its semi-centennial during the
commencement exercises next June,
Newberry college should have the
sympathy and the hearty support of
every Lutherian in the bounds of
The -recent opening of this "school
of the prophets" was -noted with pleas
ure. Regret was feqt when Rev. M.
G. G. Scherer, D. D., resigned but all
rejoice th.at 'his vacancy is ably sup
plied by Rev. L. G. M. Miller, D. D.,
who has entered upon 'his labors with
vigor and ent'husiasm.
'Ile needs of this institution, ever
iear to the hearts-of our people, were
affectionately 4laid before the synod.
- Lhech Vi*or.
It is a matter for the deepest grat
itude that we Iiave- such an efficient
hurch organ. Every pastor should
consider it a most pleasant duty to
ooperate with the editors and pub
[ishers of this valuable Christian help
er in placing it in every Lutheran
.ome in the synod.
Ist. )That a committee on Ne'wber
ry college be added to .t.he list of 'spe
2nd. T'hat 'the president of 'the syn
>d be made exofficio a member of the
Executive Committee of Missions.
3rd. That the treasurer of synod be
:nade exofficio a member of all comn
mittees on appointment.
4t'h. Tha't thie synodical apportion
'ent be raised ,wherever practicable
as much as 25 per cent above the last
5t'h. T'hat t'he interest-bearing debt
>f the synod, or such part 'hereof as
nay be advisable, 'be carried at a less
rate of interest .than at present.
Officers For the Next Year.
An election for officers for the en
suing year resulted as follows:
President-Rev. M. 0. J. Kreps.
Vice President-Rev. W. L. 'Sea
Secretary--Rev. Jas. D. Kinard.
Fraternal -Delegates To Other Synods
To mTennessee synod-Rev. J. D.
Kinard, principal and Rev. J. P. Mil
To Geo.rgia synod-Rev. J. Austin,
principal and Rev. 0. B., Shearouse,
To the North 'Carolina synod-Rev.
W. L. Seabrook, principal and Rev.
A. J. Bowers, D. D., alternate.
Speakers for Next Synod.
On Education-Rev. S. P. Koon.
Missions-Rev. J. D. Kinard.
On Ordination-Rev. M. G. G.
Scherer, D. D.
Report on State of Religion.
Increased activity in Christian work
and attendance on services with faith
ful devotion, a larger benevolence,
particularly in the important matter
of meeting the synodical apportion
ment an-d the other general needs of
thi church, were noted and pleasingly
churches are in a healthy condition,
catechization is receiving increasing
a:tention, and the finances were re
ported in a.healt-hy condition. Church
property is generally in a condition
of neatness and good order *hat re
flect great credit on our people. A
special cause for .cingratulation in
the matter of education is the support
to Newberry college. St. Paul's in
which the synod was Ihleld was com
mended as an example to other
churches in the synod. Supporc to
the Lutheran church Visitor was com
mended to the synod and the spirit of
in;dustrious sacrifice that prompts its
devoted editors was noted.
Report of Board of Trustees of New
Rev. J. A. Sligh, president Board of
Trustees made an enthusiastic report.
With enthusiasm he contiasted the
condiifon of Newberry college forty
years ago and what it is :today-in
buildings, in number of students, in
crease of faculty and in the loyalty of
friends and in many other ways. The
report notes the es.tablishment of a
department of Technology, recently
installed at a cost of $1,302, and the
securemenc of the services of an effi
cient instructor in that department.
A scholarship has been established in
honor tof Rev. W. A. Houck, also a
medal established, known as the Geo.
W. Holland Philosophy medal, by
C. J. Ramage, Esq., and Congressman
A. F. Lever. A gymn-asium is under
a fair prospect for erection. The re
ports from the president of Newberry
college were full and entirely satis
On Theolpgical. Seminary.
Te report submited by Rev. A. G.
Voigt, D. D., Dean of the Faculty.
was highly satisfac-dory, the only
drawba&to afull. reaizadm. -of- the
prayers of *e chir being the: scarc
ity of the siudents, there bein,g two in
the senior class, three in the middle
and three in 'the junior. The twotc is
prospering regulaly.* Rev. Dr. 'Mil
ler has assumed his duties and is add
ing The strength of his forceful Chris
tian character to the efficiency of the
seminary. Two of the Lutheran pas
tors of Charleston, Rev. J. W. Ho
rine and Rev. W. A. C. Mueller are
ably assisting the regu.lar pniofessors
in the work of teaching.
Delegates To United Synod.
Clerical-Principals-M. 0. 3.
Kreps, W. L. Seabrook, S. T. Hall
man, M. G. G. Scherer, J. D. Kinard,
J. A. B. Scherer,, WV. H. Greever, J.
A. Sligh, C. A. Freed. Alternates
A. J. Bowers, C. P. Boozer, Z. W.
Bedenbaugh, C. E. Weltner, 0. B.
Shearouse, S. P. Miller, P. D. Risin
:'r, W. K. Sligh, P. E. Monroe, S. P.
Lay-Principals-J. D. Cappelman,
G .Cromer, J. t. Segers, A. H.
w!n, . H. Folk. John F. Ficken,
W. P. Houseal. J. W. Boozer. A. G.
Wise, E. 0. H.en.tz. Alternates-J. WA.
Jenny, R. F. Bryant, E. J. Etheredge,
G. F. Long, R. T. C. Hunter, E. H.
Jan-z. Kenneth Baker, S. S. Lindler,
W. H. Hare, N. L. Bl.ack.
Thanks to (Newberry Herald and News
The following resolution was unani
mously adopted: That the thanks of
this synod are due and are hereby
tendered to The Newberry Herald
and News for the excellent ar'cicles
recently published on the history of
tve synod and of St. Pau.l's church in
which 'we are no>w assembled. Many
favorable comnmen'ts were 'heard - on
all sides for the thoug'htfulness of The
Herald and News in this matter.
The following were elected as an
Executive committee of Home Mis
sions: Revs. W. L. Seabrook, Z. W.
Be denbauigh, W. K. Slig i, W. H.
Greever and Messrs. G. B. Cromer,
W. P. Houseal and A. G. Wise.
St. Matthews, Augusta, was selected
as thc next 'place of .meeting of synod.
Wednesday before thve second Sun
ay in November, 1906.
Mr. A. H. Kohn was elected tre-as
urer of synod; Rev. C. P. Boozer
treasurer Bachman Endowment fund.
Mr. Otto Tiedman, Jr., treasurer of
Thanks For Hospitality.
The following motion was 'heartily
and unanimous-ly adopted: The thanks
of this synod be extended to the
pastor of St. Paul's church, to its
members and friends, and also to
ithose of Bethleh.em church, for the
bountiful hospitality which synod has
enjoyed during its -ses-sibns, and thar
suitable exp-ression of these thanks be
made by .the president at the .closing
One of thc pretties: and most ap
prop-riate sern'*Ics : held on Sa
urday just before tC adjournment for
Rev. A. J. Bowers. D. D.. in behalf
of .the members of St. Pail' church
presented their past.or, Rev. J. A.
Sligli with a nice new purse we'll fill
ed with "coin of the rea-lm." Dr. Bow
ers took Pastor Siligh and The greater
part of syr.od by complete surprise,
when he arose at the proper moment
and in language couched in. 1eautiful
English .announced the gift from the
congregation to the pastor. Dr.
Bowers said he felt himself honored
that he shobuld be chosen .as the me
dium of communication between the
people and their well beloved and
faithful pastor in conveying this sim
ple gift as an expression of .their
love and devotion to their pastor.
Prof. Bowers saiO that it were well
that this and similar expressions of
appreciation for the faithfulness of
workers, ihould be 'given in .the life
time of the workman and he com
"mendec e spfrit of tre St. PAiui 4
congregation in -shbwing their affec
tion for their pastor w-mhile yet among
them, -thatr it were better not to wait
to scatter- flowers on one's grave but 1
such ma-Acs of love and appreciation 1
-and confidence should be shown to
Rev. Sligh was visibly overcome <
when he attempted to respond to this i
beautiful tribute, :he could say -dhat '
he was moved to The depths of 'his:
heart .at this exhibition of .their good
will 'and confiden'ce towards him and 1
he declared that :this 'act iof dhieirs:
would nerve 'him to more cons'anti
endeavors to continue to merit their
love and confidence.
Miss Miartha Johnmstone, of the
class of '05 of 'Newberry college 'op
ened school at the fambous old St.
Paul's school 'house 'on Monday morn
ig. November 13.
Rev. A. 3. Stirewar.lt, missionary- 1
elect to Japan, who will sail in a few
weeks for hi field of labors, was pres-1
ent .at the convention and presented a
strong plea for the .missionary cause.
TPhe -familiar face and vo.ice of Dr.
R. C. Iolland, presi-dent of the Board
of Mission's of the United Synod, was1
a pleasure to his h'osts of friends in
Rev. 3. H. Wilson, D. D., of Salis
bury. N. C.. with his usual gen-i-al smile'
and wit, was listened to wvit'h profit
and pleasure in the interests of tihe
Rev. A. G. Voigt, D. D., Dean of
the iTheological 'seminary at Mt. 1
Pleasan.t visited the synod in the in
terests 'of the seminary and was hap
pily greeted by his 'many -friends.
The pastor loci, Rev. 3. A. Sligh,
ilas given the longest continuous ser
vice 'to the work of the South CQro
lina synod of any other member of
the ody, and but a few can be found
in any synod 'who 'have given a long
er service to any one congregation.
There has been no interruption in 'his
pastors'hip since 1865 'wihen he first 1
oined the synod.
'Cupid takes a day off when tih.e fem
inine matchma'ker gets busy.
"Strict obedience to a husband is a
MISSING BOOKS NEEDED.
Reward Offered by Union Cotton Mill
Directors-Mr. Duncan Request
ted to Move Other Offices.
Union, November ii.-The direct
>rs of the recently reorganized Union
ind Buffalo cotton anills held a long,
mportant and evidently rather warm
3ession here today, tlhose present be
ng Wim. Winchester bf Baltimore, H.
C. Fleitmann of New York, T. H.
Rennie 'of Graniteville, Edwin W.
Rolbertson of Columbia, Emslie Nich
yls-on and T. C. Dun-can of Union.
Campfhbell Courtenay, president of
Chesswell mills and son of W. A.
Courtenay of Newry, was elected a
lirector and member of the executive
:ommittee 'to succeed John A. Law,
A siamewfhtat sensational action ta-k
!n by the -directors was the offering a
;2,5oo reward for the return of sev
!ral important books belonging to the
Union cotton mills with evidence to
:onvict the person making away with
:hem. These bo6ks, it is understood,
ire a 6oo page ledger and a 400 page
journal, canvas bound, leather back
ind -corners, whi.dh have been miss
ng since October 18t. after the ex
)ert accountants had made a partial
xamination of .them. Qne thousand
lollars -was~ offered for their return
anmutilated io President Robertson
ind $500 simply for information lead
ng to their recovery.
It was decided .that the salary which
1as been paid Director Duncan since
the reorganization'should be stopped
ind he was requested to remove wih
n the next ten days the office of the
Union Manufacturing and Power
:tpang andt$fe: Unioii an~ Gem
Springs Railroad company from the
Union ,mills office building.
It was 2nuounced at the close of
te directors' meeting that all the fu
:ure conktracts 1br cotton had been
:losed out, a fact .that had hfidtherto
een kept quiet. These contracts call
d for 38,ooo hales, bought by Farm-'
r President Duncan in July for the
inion cot:on mill, or more than seven
rears' supply, the approximate aver
ige price being 11 1-2, and 13,000
>ales, also bought by Mr. Duncan for
Buffalo mills, stone of that now comn
ng in being at about 11.81. The de
:ision to close out these contracts was
nade at an executive committee meet
ng, October 13th, as the members
ould shave absolutely notihing to do
,vi-th it on a speculative basis, -and they~
were closed out on October 17th, the
rice for futures from December to
Iay on that date ranging from 9.6o
:o .96, which shows that the mills
mffered an additional very 'heavy loss,
:houg~h thie exact figures are not
cnown, as the reports are not all in.
A Happy Preacher.
A happy preac'her? Yes, happy is
he word, and I am especially so just
1w. The occasion of my joy is that
[anf the recipient of the most gener
us pounding I have ever received, es
>ecially since I have been in Newber
-y and tK'uat is saying a good deal.
3roceries 'and cash are always appre
:iated 'at full value in the average
>reacher's -home; but in this instance
there is somerhing more precious than
~oods or gold.
"We, your frien-ds, as-k that you ae
:ept this gift as a feeble expressi.on
>f 'the warm affection we cherish for
rou." This is t-he substance of a note
~romi more than forty people. For
our years they and others like them,
ave stiood by me, giving me their
ywpahy, presence and cooperation.
['o them, each and all, I desire to'ex
ress my grateful appreciation of
:heir kind words, 'helpful deeds and
nost of all for t-heir loyal loving
earts, N. N. Burton.
.Ins 'of girls think they 'have great
ragedies in their lives when i-t is only
Em ea+ing enn many swets.