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MANNING, S. C., JUNE 10, 1909.
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s ST. PETER'S, NO. 54,
A. F. 1.
(Q Meets Wednesday, June 2.
Fellowcraft Degree Conferred.
can be bought at
ARANT'S DRUG STORE
Watch our Window.
Our prices. as usual are
Mr. C. R. Sproct has been confined to
his bed, is now better.
The contractor turns the court house
over to the commission Friday.
Dr. W. E. Brown and Mr. J. M.
Bradham, are at Glenn Springs.
Mrs. E. C. Arant of Elloree. is visit
ing at the home of her son, Dr. J. E.
Mr. J. W. Jamison, of Society Hill,
has accepted a position at D. Hirsch
Miss Katheleen Murray, of Bishop
ville. is in Manning visiting Miss Bes
Mrs. J. A. Burgess, of Summerville,
is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. T. Stukes.
Mr. Ferd Levi and wife, of Sumter,
spent Sunday and Monday in Manning,
Mrs. S. M. Barfield, after an exten
ded visit to Brunswick, Ga., returned
home last Thursday.
Major and Mrs. Abe Levi leave to
morrow for Wyncote, Pa., to begin their
aznnual summer trip.
Miss Agatha Wilson of Sumter, and
M4iss Mattie Leach of Bishopville, are
visiting Mrs. S. L. Davis.
The executors of the estate of Moses|
Levi are building a brick express office
back of the Levi Mercantile Co., store.
Mr. J. W. McLeod has returned home
from Greenville. He believes there'sl
no place like home. Mr. McLeod does
not improve rapidly.
Mr. B. S. Crawford of Alcolu, brought|
to this office the largest onion raised in|
this county. It measured nineteen inch-|
es. in circumferance.
Mr. F. 0. Richardson left yesterday|
to attend the Bankers' Convention ati
Wrightsville Beach, N. C., to repre
sent the Bank of Manning.
The election for bonds in the Paxv'ille
school district takes place Tuesday 29th
inst. .It is to be hoped that every detail
of the law will be complied with.
Summerton and Fiorence are playing
a series of games of base ball in Sum-l
nmerton. The game yesterday resulted
in 3 to 0 in favor of Summerton.
Inquiries are coming in for boarding
places for scholars from without the
school district. There is plenty of room
and no better town to educate children.
Married at Jordan, S. C., June 9, Mr.
Wigfall D. Allsbrook of St. Paul, and
Miss Minnie Maud Stukes, daughter of
Mr. Milton Stukes, Rev. T. W. Godbold,
Dr. McLeod of Florence, came to
Manning from his home it? an automo
bile this mornaing to see Mr. J. W. Mc
Leod, making the distance in about
Died last Monday at the home of her
daughter Mrs. H. M. McIntosh, near
Workman, Mrs. Vermelle Tisdale, aged
about 65 years. The funeral took place
at Midway churcb yesterday.
Mr. Tom Kennedy, who fo- several
years was in the employ .9 Mr. D).
Hirschmann, has accepted, and is now
holding the position of leading sales
men in the store of Mr. A. Abramns'.
The brick for the Coker college to be
built at Hartsville, are the same brick
that is in our local school building. Were
we conducting our advertising columns
on the gratis order we would reproduce
a clipping sent to us from Sumter.
The action of the grand jury in throw
ing out the case against Dr. D. 0.
Rhame. is a source of much gratification
to his friends, who regard his orosecu
tion as being prompted by spite. Had
the case gone into the court, it would
have been fought to the last ditch.
Clarendon's grand jury may know
whereof it speaks. but we doubt very
much if those whiskey houses whose ac
counts against the county remain un
paid are satisfied, we think they are
anxious to get their money, and it is but
right they should have it whether they
can collect the same by law or not. The
law authorized the purchase of this liq
uor. it was bought and sold, and the
profits used, there is yet some money
due the liquor people, and Clarendon
must pay them.
The Presbyterian Sunday school had
a picnic yesterday at Trinity. The day
was made pleasant for the little ones.
All sorts of stunts were indulged in to
entertain; races, jumping and other
things which young and old, lean and
fat, male and female, clumsy and grace
ful took part in for prizes. One big fat
woman undertook a foot race, and she
fell down which made the earth tremi
ble so that it was fe1 in Manning. An
other feature was a foot race from the
railroad crossing to Abrams store. a
distance of about one and one-half miles,
for .S5 shoes as prizes, a donation from
.Mr. Abrams. A whole slew of boys en
tered this race, they did their best to
remain, wind however, was scarce with
most of them and they fell out leaving
Johnnie Gamble winner of the first
prize, and Clarence Dinkins a close sec
ond. Both boys received from Mr.
Abrams a pair of .$5 shoes each,and they
Two acres of oats on the Levi place
near Manning threshed out 175 bushels.
The oats were a little over ripe, and it
is estimated that at least 25 bushels
was wastel. This is a magnificient
yield, 100 bushels of oats to the acre
should appeal to the admiration of more
experienced farmers than Major Abe
The Board of Trade of Manuing at a
recent meeting directed the secretary
to take up with the Railroad Commis
sioners of South Carolina the refusal of
the Railroad Company to issue bills of
lading for cotton loaded at the platform
of the Manning Warehouse Company.
The Railroad Company has been requir
ing the patrons of toe Manning Ware
house to haul cotton from the Ware
house to the depot, a distance of two or
three hundred yards, although they
have a side-track and platform to which
it could be trucked from the warehouse.
The Railroad Company would not place
cars on this track or allow the cotton
The secretary informs us that under
his instructions he has appeared per
sonally before the railroad commission
ers and in addition has been in corres
pondence with them and with the ofli
cials of the Atlantic Coast Line Rail
road, as a result of which he is confident
that they will obtain the relief desired.
It certainly looks absured and unreas
onable to require this additional ex
pense on the part of those storing cotton.
At other towns all ovnr the State bills
of ladings are issued by the Railroad
Company for cotton loaded from the
platform adjacent to the starage ware
house under exactly the same conditions
that prevail here.
Presentment of the Grand Jury for
June term by Court 1909:
To his Honor Geo. W. Gage. presiding Judge:
NKy respectfully report that ve have consid.
ered and passed upon all bills of Indictment
The committee appointed on chaingang beg
leave to report that they have visited the gang
and found two prisoners sick. but well cared
for. and the gang doing good work.
We recommend. however. that more a ten
ion be given to the care of the stock in feeding.
watering and that a shelter always be provided
or their protection from the weather.
The committee appointed to examine public
records and offices beg to report that inasmuch
as the fiscal year does not end until the first of
Juiv. when the different officers check their
;ouchers against each other. have not yet done
this work. However. we report that since the
last court the affairs of the county dispensary
Nave been wound up. We have examined the
books and find that all of the stock. &c.. has
been sold and all debt- of the institution paid
except S545.56 distributed among thirteen cred
tors, being a deficiency of 277 per cent of their
laims. There are no other assets of the insti
tution with which to pay this amount. It ap
pears that Mr. iBreedin. the commissioner. has
done his full duty in winding up the dispensary
matters and that the above mentioned creditors
We sent a committee to visit the jail and they
report it in a well kept and cleanly condition.
In examining witnesses we frequently find
that they know absolutely nothing about the
ase. This incurs an unnecessary expense on
the county and we recommend that magistrates
be more careful in the examination of wit
nesses sent to court and that affidavits taken
at their court's be furnished to the grand jury.
Two years or more ago an appropriation was
made for the re-indexing the county records of
real pronerty covering a period of twenty-five
years. This work was awarded. the indexes
were made. accepted and paid for. It is found
that in these indexes initials only have been
sed when in the instruments of writing names
are given and in many instances this indexing
increases instead of lessens the work in looking
p records. Omissions and other errors have
been found renderng them unsafe to public in
terests and almost valueless as indexes except
[or the finding of direct title. We. therefore.
recommend that these indexes be made reliable.
which until done. the county has paid for work
We thank His Honor for all courtesies shown
as. All of which is respectfully submitted.
A. S. B=IGs.
When the TIMES went to press last
week the grand jury presentment was
not obtainable, bence we did not secure
t in time, which accounts for its ap
earance this week.
Wednesday afternoon William Be
hune was arraigned, charged with the
nurder of Mr. G. B. Mims, on the 21st
lay of February last. The plea of not
ruilty was entered and the trial fixed
for Saturday. The defendant was rep
esented by A. A. Manning, Esq., of
sumter, and L. D. Jennings, Esq., of
sumter assisted Solicitor Stoll for the
There having been some considerable
alk of lynching in this case, the sher
f, to be on the safe side secured the
onsent of the governor to take Bethune
o the penitentiary for safe keeping.
[he court being aware of this supposed1
eeling ordered that ten additional
~uards be sworn in to protect the pris
ner, but it, so far as could be seen was
innecessary as the Mimns family are law
pholding citizens, and wanted only jus
tice to be done.
One of their loved ones had been
uthlessly slain, and they only asked
rom the law justice. They attended
ourt in large numbers, this was natur
l, as they were vitally interested. but
here was not the slightest indication
f any intention on their part to take
te law into their own hands, and the
alk of lynching did not emanate from
The case against J. P. Butler and
Linton Butler, indicted for burglary
ad larceny developed a complete exon
ration of J.- P. Butler, and establishing
he guilt of Linton Butler. Solicitor
Stoll asked the court to direct a verdict
f "not guilty" as to J. P. Butler, which
was done, and the jury found Linton
Butler guilty. Sentenced to two years
on the chain gang. Abe Williams was
ound guilty of murder with recommen
ation to mercy. Sentenced to life im
risonment. S. Oliver O'Bryan, Esq.,
was appointed by the court to defend.
When Judge Gage t. n unced this sen
tence, Williams thankes. the Judge and
asked him to meet him in heaven.
Henry Edward Belser, alias Governor
Belser, charged with murder. The de
endant's counsel in this case Capt. W.
C. Davis, announced that his client
would accept a verdict of guilty with a
recommendation to mercy. Solicitor
Stoll agree to this and the jury was em
panelled to render the verdlet in ac
:ordance with the agreement. Belser
was sentenced to life imprisonment.
lhese two cases are regarded miscar
riages of justice. The crimes were mur
der with not the slightest mitigating
circumstances to lessen the penalty, but
they both got off with their necks sav
ed, and for the rest of their lives will
give service to the State. Perhaps it is
There being no jury cases Friday the
jurors were dismissed until Saturday,
while the court was engaged with ap
peals and orders.
Saturday as soon as court was called
the court r-oom was full to over flowing.
The trial of William Bethune was start
ed. His lawyer made several motions
which were overruled, and the case
proceeded. The testimony adduced
from the witness stand left no doubt of
the prisoners guilt in the minds of the
jury. The prisoner himself so conducted
himself as to drive away any sympathy
that might have been for him in his
predicament, for, notwithstanding his
crime was awfully atrocious, yet, when
a human being's life is in jeopardy, na
ture provides a certain sympathy for
the distressed, but in this case there
was an insolent defiance which may not
have influenced the verdict, but at any
rate it did him no good. It might be the
wretch did not r-ealize the gravity of
The testimony as brought out justifi
ed fully the verdict of guilty. Mr. Man
ning miade a motion for a new trial, but
this was denied. The sentence of the
court was that William Bethune be re
manded to the jail, kept in solitary con
finement until Friday 30th day of July
1909, at which time at the place and in
the manner provided b'- law, between
the hours of'8 a. . and 4 p. m , be
hanged by the neck until dead.
This was the last case tried, and clos
es with the death penalty, the work of
the old court room. The next ter-m of
court will be held in the elegant new
court house, and let us all hope, it will
be mnany years before a judge will be
called upon to impose the death penalty.
The term of court just ended was re
markable, in that it had five homicide
cases to try, a very unusual record for
They Know Not Whereof They Write.
Information has reached us that the
Kingstree tobacco people in their zeal
to create a market at that place, are
sending out false information about the
prospect of Manning's market, and are
urging 'Mr. W. F. Lyon to go to Kings
tree instead of Manning. where he is t
well and favorably known and has 1
been doing business satisfactory for
For the information of those inter- f
ested in tobacco, we believe we are I
stating the truth when we say that I
Manning's honest business methods
places her in a position to afford to S
ignore any attempts that Kingstree C
might make to misrepresent this mar- t
ket. The tobacco buyers are busi- I
ness men, and they do not depend upon a
suggestions from interested persons to r
inform them on the conditions and pros- 1
pects of a tobacco market. They certain- C
ly do not place any reliance on the state- c
ments of pin-bookers undertaking to
pull down a narket that is established I
and has the reputation of doing business 9
on honest business principles.
Now as to the prospect. The weed
has been entensively planted in Claren- e
don; sections are cultivating tobacco 1:
that has not done so before, there is S
more new tobacco area in and around t
Manning than can possibly be lost if t
half of the section Kingstree hopes for 0
leaves us, and when Kingstree under- %
takes to represent to the American to
bacco company's representatives that t
Manning is gone, and that Kingstree is 3
it, these clear-sighted business men will "
want to know how such an extravagant r
and foolish claim can be made before t
the market has opened. n
No, instead of Kingstree maicing an t
effort to pull Manning down, it had bet- e
ter get busy and teach the people of its P
vincinage how to cultivate tobacco, s
build a market for itself as Manning 1
did, and when it has started a market %
follow Manning's example in having on
its warehouse floors men of character r
and financial ability, and men who mer- %1
it the confidence of tobacco raisers. Fly b
blowing your neighbor never pays. h
Manning was treated to a series of v
base ball games last Wednesday, Thurs- s
day and Friday, between Manning and 0
St. Matthews. The Wednesday game q
resulted in a tie, 7 to 7, Thursday 7 to 2 fl
in favor of St. Matthews, but Friday 0
ball was played as it is written. The c
game was fast and snappy, and some ex
traordinary fine plays were made, both I
sides had their heads on them, and :t
neither let an opportunity slip. The b
batteries, Bull and Wannamaker for c
St. Matthews, and Iseman and Wells P
for Manning did magnificent work. (
Hugh Thompson finally cracked the
ball square in the face sending it over
the left field fence, a distance of about
325 feet, which gave him a home run tl
for Manning, and the only score for the
The game was up to the highest stand- t
ard. The visitors will always find a Y
warm welcome in Manning, they are
excellent young gentlemen and when N1
they do come back they will have the ti
time of their lives. t(
St. Matthews can be justly proud of n
such young men going out as her -epre- 9
sentatives, they reflect credit on their -
town by the gentility.
Turbeville Woodmen Picnic. tl
The Woodmen of the World had a s
glorious time last Friday. Great
throngs were there from various places.
Mr. R. . Hood, of Sumter, was to have p
delivered an address on Woodcraft, but h
he did not appear, which was disap- s
pointing. However, there was a speech
from Mr. Parrot on the Farmers' L'nion, c
which was very interesting. The Tim- t
monsville brass -band furnished the
music for the occasion. The Timmons-g
villians are good blowers. The dinner
was immense. The tables fairly groan-r
ed under the weight of barbecue, sweat a
meats and other good things to eat. It
was one of Salem's characteristic din- b
ners. In the afternoon the fans enter
taned the crowd with a game of ball
between Sardinia and Beards. It was
a well foutght game. Score, 9 to 10, in
favor of Beards. The Sardinia boys c'
threw up the sponge before Beards
finished their last inning.
Turbeville and Beards' teams have d
combined, which makes a strong lay c
Everybody had an enjoyable day. g
The crowd is estimated between 700 s
Turbeville succeeded handsomely in e
seeing that everybody had a good time
Some old bacholars made themselves ~
sick from eating too much barbecue
flavored with essence of lemon.t
THE TIMES editor was expected, but .
he failed to appear. It is hoped he had
a picnic in the dental chair.
Boy's Agricultural Club Prizes for 1909. f
Capital corn prize-A free trip to
Washington and all expenses paid; offer
ed by the Bureau of Agriculture. SeeC
bulletin for rules and full information.c
- $10 for 20 best ears of corn.
S5 for second best 20 best ears of corn. q
Both these prizes offered by Manning'sn
Board of Trade.e
$10 for greatest yield per acre certi
fed to by committee.
$5 for cheapest production per bushel
Complete date convering cost and yield
must be furnished. 0
1 22 calibre rifle for best bushel shel-C
led corn, offered by Plowden Hardwaren
$5 for best 6 stalks of cotton unpicked. '
$3 for second best 6 stalks of cottona
1 Chesterfield hat for greatest yield
per acre, offered by W. E. Jenkinson.
$5 for best 25 pounds selected tobacco.
$3. for second best 25 pounds selectedd
1 pair Crossett Shoes for greatest
yield per acre as shown by warehouse d
receipts, offered by J..H. Rigby.
Contestants to bring in their exhibitse
October 16, 1909. Appropriate com-Y
mittees will make all awards.r
E. J. BROWNE,
County Superintendent of Education.
$100 Reward, $100.
The readers of this paper will be pleased to
learn that there is at least one dreaded disease.
that science has been able to cure in nil its 1
stages, and that is Catarrh. Halrs Catarrh Cure c
is the only positive cure known to the medical
raternity. Catarrh being a constitutional dis
ease, requires a constitutional treatment. H~alls t
Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly t
upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the sys- C
tem,. thereby destroying the foundation of the.
disease.and giving the patient strength by 15uild- 1
ing up the constitution and assisting nature int
doing its work. The proprietors have so much
faith in its curative powers. that they offer One .
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cure. Send for list of testimonials.
Address, F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, 0.
Sold by druggists. 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best
In loving remembrance of Daniel R.
Lloyd, who entered into eternal restt
June 7th, 1908.
One sad, sad, year has passed since a I
devoted husband, father, grandfather,
brother and friend passed from labor to
reward. While his early suffering was
intense, there was never a murmur 1
nor complaint. He bore his aftlictions
with true Christian fortitude and 1
''Through all pain at times he'd smile,
A happy smile of Heavenly birth:
And when the Angels called him home .
He smiled farewell to earth. 1
-Happy soul, thy days arc ended.
All thy mourning days below.
Shining Angels now attend thee
On that blissful, happy shore:1
Dear ones greet thee
Who have long since gone before."
"Gone, but not forgotten.''
WIFE AND CHILDRtEN.
Many of our citizens are drifting to
wards~Bright's disease by neglecting1
symptoms of kidney and bladder trouble:
which Foley's Kidney Remedy will:
Anent hat "Scolarly Reply-"
i.diior The Manning Times:
[CONCLUDED FROM LAST WEEK.]
It does not originate from the author
ty of the New Testament, nor the prac
ice of the Apostles. For the sake o
rivity I call your attention to the ref
rence above given from the Encyclo
aodia Britannica, without quoting it
ull, (read it.) My first witness to the
act that it was not. a New Testamen
ite nor a practice of the apostles o1
arly fathers, was Chrysostom. Chry
ostom lived in the early part of the 4t1
entury and it is not likely that the tes
imony which has been so fragmentari
y given from Polycarp, Ignatius, Iren
eus, and others, who were earlier wit
esses, should have been entirely ovei
>oked by him: recognized scholar, the
logian and historian that he was in hi;
ay. Chrysostom as above quoted said
There is no trace of the celebration o'
aster as a Christian festival in the New
estament or in the writings of the
The sanctity of special times or plac.
s was an idea quite alien from the ear
' Christian's mind, too profoundly ab
rbed in events themselves to think ol
eir external accidents The whole of
ime is a festival unto Christians because
f the excellency of the good things
hich have been given." The Editor
f the Eacyclopaedia states positivelN
at Chrysostom made the above com
ient in connection with "1 Cor. V. 7..
hich has been erroneously supposed tc
efer to an apostolic observance of Eas
r." In the face of this authentic state
ent of Chrysostom, on its lack of Chris
an origin, will the reader notice the
agenius use of his language in another
lace to prove himself false in the first
atement." It is artful strategy of nc
ean kind to make a reader believe
'hat one wants him to believe, without
elieving it himself or saying so in di
act terms. Here is the tactful use of a
-itness to prove a thing against which
e has already spoken: "Speaking o
estivals. . . . . . (Chrysstom) tells
is people that they might at the con
Lusion of the church service on Festi
al days, recreate themselves under a
ine or fig-tree," that he could give in
ance after instance of such witnesses,
'rof. New.) Is there one word in the
notation that proves the existence of a
stival of any kind in apostolic precept
? example? This was well into the 4th
mtury after Christ. that festiv'i rites
-ere mentioned in the present tense.
*either does he designate the name or
ie nature of the feast kept. He does
owever refer later to an Easter oc
tsion given in his honor at which "he
pured forth a paean of thanksgiving,
tuoting from Farrar's "Lives of the
athers.") Does this signify that he be
eved that the Feast was divinely con
Lissioned and appointed by the Apos
Paul and other disciples attended the
swish Passovers in their early minis
-y, (which they ceased to do in later
ars,) but it would be incompatible
ith truth and reason to say that they
emt there to join with the non-Chris
an Jews in their feasts; the example
be perpetuated in the Christian eco
)my? Paul went there to preach the
ospel to the people; they were there.
.nd it is most likely if we shall accred
, Chrysostom with being consistent,
iat is what carried him to the place
here he "poured forth paeans ol
ianksgiving." There is not an expres
on that would make an unbiased read
see more in it than that. He was too
ise and too great in all respects to be
alpably inconsistent, but if he did
ractice the unchristian rite (excusing
is conscience) he evidently did not
ultify himself by pleading scriptural
athority for it. Nor does the Romish
durch, of which he was a member then,
*y to justify it upon such non-sensical
Socrates, the most accredited eccle
astical historian of this day, has al
lady been quoted as saying: ."The
ostles had no thought of appointing
stival days, but of promoting a life of
amelessness antd piety," and attribu
d the introduction of the festival of
aster into the church to the perpetua
on of an old usage-(referring to the
swish Passover) "just as many other
istoms have been established." Add
ig emphasis to this testimony the edi
> of the Encyclopaedia says. "this is
>ubtless the true statement of the
i.se." (see reference above.).
Now follow Prof. New in his quota.
on from Socrates to try to annul his
,raight testimony just given; "Victor,
ith immoderate zeal, sent a sentence
excommunication to those in Asia,
ho observed the Pascha on the 14th of
isan." Can the reader find where it
ntradicts the same author's affirma
on of its non-Biblical origin? He only
showing some of the curses that have
llowed the custom, without in the
ast sanctioning it.
Victor made the observance of the
ast on a certain day a test of church
llowship, and proceeded to exclude
m the church all who obeyed not his
andates. This measure and spirit is
ose akin to the origin and practice of
ee feast for many centuries, and ifI
yld get that irrepressible lad to be~
ilet long enough I would give a few
Lore paes of the history of this "great
;t Festival of the church," that would
:naze many innocently duped Easter
Once more. Mv friend, Prof. New:
as been free in the use of earlier auth.
-s than Chrysostonm and Socrates and
rgin, to prove his contention. I need
at call your attention to the way he
as tried to make you hear them say
hat they did not say, as he did the
bore quted authors, as I have shown
>, but this one question I would ask:
such classic records were extant al
ie time of these writers why did they
>bunglingly overlook them in theii
eiverances? The quotations used by3
'rof. New are from Ecclesiastical Au
aors who have not found a place for
ieir utterances in current Encyclopae
ias, but in the private archives of at
eclesiastical circle, wvhich is stampec
'ith their bias in favor of the questiot
i hand. Which authors like my antag
nist, have searched heaven and eartl
>r evidence they can twist in their fa
or. I ask the candid reader to say i
tiat is the true source to find the ulti
atum of testimony on the question?
I appeal to the readers of the " Schol
ryReply" to note the effusion of Lat
a and Greek terms and cloistered ec.
lesiastical references, with which t<
iuddy rather than clear the vision.]
eed not suggest that such a thing fur
her than necessary is out of taste in
iscussion supposed to be for the read
ug public, many of whom know neitbet
he language nor the authors.
Prof. New has often referred to 1 Con
:7 in his desperation to'find scripturt
eference to Easter. It reads; "For ever
Ihrist our passover is sacrificed." It is
or the refutation of such an erroneous
nterpretation of this very passage tha
3hrysostom made the comment abov<
The passage was unquestionably writ
en by Paul to show that the Jewisl
asssover had found its end and fulfill
nent in Christ, and had no place iu
Thristianity. It was a rebuke to thi
~udizing hristians whom he callec
'false brethren" in Gal. 2:4., whosi
>usiness it was to hound his heels witl
,plea for adopting JTewish customs iu
he Christian church. It was to thi
ame people the Apostle said in Gal. 4
.0, 11. "Ye observe days, and months
Lnd times, and years. I am afraid o
you, lest I have bestowed upon you la
yor in vain." This language, in its fair
ist interoretation is a warning to m;
ried New. I admonish him to no mor
ry to prevent the saying of apostohi
vriters, but rather seek to obey one s
"Onigen, in the same spirit, urge
hat the Christian, who dwells on thi
rrs of Christ as our Passover and th
ift of the Holy Ghost, is every da
eepng an Easter and- Pentecosta
est." That is the Christian idea in
Not that w.e are the s to revere th
risen Lord by non-observance of special
days. but the more by making ever.
Sabbath a resurrection memorial, anc
every day a day of festive Christian joy
So much the more to His divine honot
and in keeping with the genius of Hit
religion, than a yearly feast borrowet
from heathen customs and but partiall.
modeled after a Jewish rite which found
its conclusion in the slain Christ.
I have two more witnesses to the
statement already given, that it is not
taught in the scriptures. The first wit
ness I will put on the stand is Professor
"Albert New, A. B. A. M., Principle oi
Jordan High School." When I am
tnrough with him I will th-,n pay my
respects to the only one reference here
tofore made to evidence of apostolic
practice of the festival.
In his rational mood, the one lucid
moment of his reflection on the subject,
he said in his first article: "True: we
are not expressly ordered in the New
Testament to observe Easter." Then,
as the reader will see by reference tc
his article, placing the unscripturalnes
of it along by the side of three other
practices of some churches, i e; admit
ting women to the Lord's Supper, chang
ing the Sabbath from 7th to 1st day of
the week, and infant baptism, he says:
"Not one of the four is the 'ipse dixit
of the Bible itself." In his list epistu
lary: "I rigidly adhere to my former
contradiction of the 'unscripture' as
pect of Easter by re-atfirming that Sun
day (as distinct from the .ewish Sab
bath;) infant baptism: and the admis
sion of women to the Holy Communion,
all stand, or fall, together, equally with
Easter, if the ipsissima verba of the
New Testament is the test."
Now, dear reader, I am not trying to
settle, wholesale, all the questions of
church practice, nor do I intend to drag
down any other because one that I mright
esteem "the greatest of all Christian
Festivals" is imperilled. I would rath
er let each stand on its own merit.
One is not apt to catch for other foun.
dations till he feels the one he is de
pending ou failing. But, giving his
words all the weight that could be ac
corded such a witness, what do you think
of his consistency? He says, "True; we
are not expressly ordered in the New
Testament to observe Easter." The cus
tom is not supported by "the ipse dixit'
of the Bible itself"-he "re-afirms that
. . . all stand or fall together, equal
ly with Easter, if the ipsessima verba
of the New Testament is the test." I
ask, in all candor, what on earth can
possess a sane man, to make him want
to deceive himself and others by hold
ing on to a thing, and by indirection,
worry himself to death to plausibly sup
port it as scriptural, when his own
words so clearly condemn him?
I admit that his inconsistencies would
destroy all the dependable weight of his
testimony in favor of my position if it
was not so completely supported by oth
ers already given. That being the case,
with all the yerbosity with which he
has tried to cloud the question in hand,
one must see his utter. desperation in
the loss of a "great Christian Festival'
if he shall not succeed in upholding it
in plausible misleading. Ponderous task,
my friend, is yours. You will need much
of the help of later fathers than Nean
der. Irenaeus and Ignatius.
Now, before leaving the subject, I am
happy in referring the reader of this
discussion to another infallible witness
to my contention. It is the Book itself.
In the King James or Authorized Ver
sion of the scriptures, you will find the
word "Easter" one time, Acts 12:4. In
the orginal tongue, Pascba, which
means passover was used. In all the
versions of the Bible that have found
popular favor, that is even extant, the
word is translated "Passover," except
in the authorized version. Even though
the astute defender of the Easter cus
tom has tried to make popular impres
sion that such is not the case without
The very root of the word in the orig
inal will tell the untutored that it would
be unseemly to build the word "Easter'
from the Greek root "Pasch." I chal
lenge the reader of these lines to be his
own judge about the question, as a per
sonal searcher of the scriptures for the
true light on the subject, which will
make him happy and confident in his
Not content with the villifying state
mnents of his "Scholarly Reply," his im
patient spirit impelled him to bring out
a "Supplementary" Reply. To measure
the spirit of his unfairness and disposi
tion to browbeat he insinuates, as at
other times, that I had at least handled
the truth carelessly. " All things are
infected, that the infected spy," these
insinuations are born of the pucilani
mous view he has taken of the question
from the beginning.
I did not quote from the Encyclopae
dia the passage he brought out, because
1 was not trying to prove, like himself.
an admitted truth involved. I knew and
stated that the churches practiced the
rite in the second and later centuries
and did not need the testimony of ex
tended witnesses. I defy any reader of
the quotations maae from the Encyclo
paedia by Prof. New, to find one expres
sion that indirectly leads one to see in
their meaning a reference to Easter as
antedating the time I have named, save
That is the one i-eferring to Poly
carp's "inheritance of the right fromt
the Apostle John." I, too, cavilled
over that expression until in vainI
could not find its support in classic lit
erature. When I analyzed the Apostle's
own words in his writings and search
ed his biographies for the support of
the reference and found none whatever
I was impelled, out of honor to myself
and the apostle, to conclude that it was
an interpolation, and not genuine. That
is the reason, and to a reasonable man.
a good one for not confusing all the
other references, with an accidental
one which would destroy them.
Now, I will ask my ingenious disput
ant to tell his readers why in his quota
tions from that Encyclopedia he left
out the references I had made. When
he uses them in his arguments with a
fair disposition T will answer his every
inquiry, seriatim, to the best of my
ability and join him in his Easter fes
tivals if I cannot show the fallacy of
their plea for it as a Christian institu
True, it is an error that dates back
near to the apostolic line. But it is n(
less an error for that, than if it had
been born in the 19th century. .I amt
under no more obligation to unfold my
arms and embrace a false doctrine or
practice that began at an early date
than I am one that finds a later origin.
If it is the offspring of "thus saith the
Lord," I will take it freely, if not, Eng
land cannot send enough of her for-ces
here to gag me with it. If 1 were at
oxhodox Jew I would observe the
Passover, not Easter. I would point
my assailants to the letter of its de
mands. But I am a Christian, and1
accept the Christian's dispensatior
without additiops or subtractions Jus1
that makes me what I am.
C. W. BLANCXIARD.
IScholarship and Entrance Examination.
The examination for the award o
vacant Scholarships in Winthrop ('ol
lege and for the admission of new stud
ents will be held at the County Cour
House on Friday, July 2, at 9 a. mn. Ap
plicants must be not less than fifteel
years of age. When scholarships are
vacant after July 2, they will be awar
ded to those making the highest aver
age at this examination, provided the,
meet the conditions governing th<
a.ard Applicants for Scholarshipf
should write to President Johnson be
fore the examination for Scholarshil
Scholars hips are worth 8100 and frei
tuition. The next session will opel
September 15, 1909. For further infor
mation and catalogue, address
omreidnt Dn B. Johnson. Rock Hill, S.C
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Arcadia Valley, fine table Butter in
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Exclusive agency. The Manning Gro
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To My Friends in Clarendon County:
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I am now with Mr. Aaron Abrams, and
ask for your continued patronage. I
am now in better shape to meet the de
mands of my friends than heretofore,
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Thanking you for favors, both past and
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Town Ordinance relative to muzzling
dogs, becomes effective July 15th. After
this date, dogs found on streets without
muzzles will be shot.
R. C. WELLS,
June 16, 1909.
The qualified electors of Midway
School District No. 14, are hereby noti
fied that an election will be held at J.
W. Barrow's Mill, on the 25th of June.
1909, for the purpose of voting an an
nual four (4) mills tax to supplement
the general school funds of said Dis
trict. Polls open from 8 to 4 p. m. Reg
istration certificate and tax receipts
JOHN J. EPPS,
R. C. BURGESS,
Trustees Mid way School District No.
Notice of Sale of Corn
I will sell at public auction for cash.
to the highest bidder, at eleven o'clock
in the forenoon, on the 19th day of
June, 1909, at the Northwestern depot.
Summerton, S. 0., 200 bushels of ccrn
in sacks and 8 tons Timotby hay.
0. C. SCARB.OROUGH,
An election will be held on June
29th 1909 at Turbeville, 5. 0., for the
purpose of electing trustees for school
district No. 20, to serve for the next
two years. Same rules governing pri
mary elections will apply to this elec
tion. S. C. TURBEVILLE,
Chairman Board Trustees.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON.
125th Year Begins October i.
Entrance examinations will be held
at the County Court House on Friday,
July 2, at 9 a. mn. All candidateslor ad
mission can compete mn October for va
cant Boyce scholarship, which pay $100
a year. One free tuition scholarship to
each county of South Carolina. Board
and furnished room in Dormitory, $12.
Tuition. $20. For catalogue address
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