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$. HISTORY OP MOUNT BETHEL
UY JOSEPH It. HUMBERT.
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In continuing the history of Mt.
Bethel church it will bo well to keep
in Bight the rapid growth of Methodism.
Churches multiplied, Conferences in
creased and circuits were madesmaller.
The South Carolina Conference in 1850
embraced tho State of South Carolina
and western North Carolina.
To tho delight and gratification of
the Church Rev. Samuel Townsend
was returned to the Laurena Circuit in
1861. He was not only a pastor, but
did the work of a Coiporter as well. He
knew how to handle and sell books; and
bo placed many good books wherever
he went. Tho official members of Mt.
Bothel Church at this time were:
Kcv. Jno. G. Humbert?Local Elder.
Green Berry Riley ?Class Leader.
Klisha W. South - -Steward.
Jas. M. Epps?Superintendent of
After much deliberation the members
agreed to build a new Church, provided
sufficient funds could be obtained. The
above named persons started the list
with a liberal subscription for their
means. This was increased by the
small membership and also by friends
ami members of other Churches. When
the elfort to ra;se the money had been
exhausted as usual, the amount desired
Was not obtained, only getting about
one half the amount wanted. How to
build a $1,000 Church with $500 was the
proposition that was confronting the
Another serious question arose as to
the location of a new Church for there
was no suitable site on the old Church
lot for a nice building. While near by
lying north and west was a beautiful
location which had recently been under
(he plowshare with natural drainage at
all points, an ideal spot for a Church.
Also about 400 yards beyond was a
magnificent spring bubbling five thous
and six hundred gallons of pure water
per hour. This seemed to have been
designed for some noble purpose.
To meet the emergency, Rev. Jno.
('.. Humbert proposed that if the Church
would purchase 10 acres of land includ
ing the desirable location, extending to
and beyond the spring, that he would
pay one half of the amount necessary
to purchase the land. The offer was
nadily accepted which decided the
question of location and building a new
Church, With such men at the helm,
failure was not to be considered, for
there was always "a handful of meal
in the barrel and a little oil in the
cruise." With the limited amount of
funds in sight, the above parties agreed
to furnish the necessary lumber which
was to be of the best the forest could
afford; and within a few months every
thing was ready and the building com
pleted and dedicated without one dol
lar of indebtedness.
In 1852 Rev. A. W. Walker served
as pastor, in 1853 Revs. Henry Baas
and Robt. Boyden were the pastors.
Hoyden was a brilliant man from
< 'h?rtesten, and this his first year in
I lie Conference he proved to be a very
popular preacher. During the year he
conducted a special meeting at Mt.
Bethel, and several persons united with
the Church. Among the members was
.lohn L. Gilkerson who became a loyal
and faithful member, a true Christian
and served as an official of the Church
for several years previous to his death.
In the year 1854 Dr. Robert J. Boyd
was preacher in charge of the Laurens
Circuit. He was a splendid preacher,
a strong man intellectually, and a prom
inent member of the Conference. He
was the father of the late Col. Robt.
Boyd of Darlington, one of the first
lawyers of the State. During the year
Dr. Royd with the consent and work
ing in harmony with the memhors of
the Church, organized and established
a Camp Ground at Mt. Bethel. The
plat secured was south and east of the
new Church. It was laid off in a square,
with a large harbor in the center under
which the services were held.
The tents were located along the
outer edges of the square. These were
of light wooden structure and usually
enclosed find divided into differen'
apartments by cotton bagging. These
made very pleasant abodes for August
weather, The hospitality of the tent
holders room became proverbial and it
was a pleasure for them to entertain
their friends who attended the meet
ings. Their tents would bo filled to
tho utmost capacity, for large numbers
from adjoining counties visited the en
The order of exercises for the day
was the sounding of a trumpet just at
dawn, to arouse the encampment, and
again at sunrise for family worship at
the tents. The trumpet was sounded
at the "stand" for services at 8 and 11
a. m. and at 3 and p. m.
At night the ('ampGround was light
ed by fire stands placed at intervals
around the harbor, and with candles
under the stand.
One of the prominent features of
the first camp meeting held, was a
sermon preached by Rev. Jno. W. Kel
ley, at 11 a. in. on Sunday, on the
subject of missions. He had recently
returned fiom California, where ho had
been sent by his Church as a mission
ary. His appearance was commanding.
He stood (> feet 6 inches In height, large
and well proportioned and just In hifj
prime. His voice could be heard dis
tinctly beyond the outskirts of the
large audience. During his sermon
he related an incident which occurred
On his work in California. A young man
from South Carolina had gono to Cali
forn'a in search of wealth. His health
failed him, and he died among stran
gers. The missionary with a few oth
ers, went to his camp and buried inn
remains and notified his friends in Car
olina of his sud death. This sermon
was far reaching and made quite an
impression. As is customary, on such
occasions, a collection for missions was
taken, and a liberal amount contri
buted. In the audionno sat an old ?)qp
who seldom attended Church, and who
was considered a miser. But thltj sor
mon touched his heart, and he gave
the collectors $5.00 toholpsend another
missionary to California.
The most noted eamp meeting was
the one held in 1855. J!he number iff
tent-holders had increased, and better
pieparations made^f^rtho meeting.
Dr. Robert J. Boyd-was then Presiding
Elder of the Cokesbury District and
had charge of tbo meeting. Dr. Thos.
Raysor, father of the present Senator
from Orangeburg county, was preacber
in charge of the circuit, with A. G.
Harmon as juninor preach^r.^
It was usual for the Presiding Elder
to invite or request such preachers to
attend camp meeting as he could best
use for the occasion. Among the mem
bers that year, were Rev. H. II. Dur
ant and Rev. Lucius Bellinger. Some
men are great on special occasions.
And it was so with Rev. H. H. Durant.
The out door environments together
with a large audience, seemed to Inspire
him, and he preached with more liberty
than on ordinary occasions. But few
men could preach at camp meetings
with more power than he. On Sunday
afternoon he preached a sermon of
great strength, which produced a won
derful effect. He used as his text,
Exodus 12?23 "And when he secth the
blood upon the lintel, and two side posts,
the Lord will pass over the door, and
will not suffer the destroyer to come
into your houses to smite you." The
preacher was at his best. Young and
old men stood aghast while he with vivid
imagination and in fluent language de
scribed the condition of a lost soul in
Rev. Lucius Bellinger, known as the
"strange preacher," rendered efficient
work. His manner and style of
preaching was simple and unique.
With great faith and power in prayer,
in preaching he would soon get the at
tention of his audience and hold it. On
one occasion he preached a sermon on
the parable of the "five loaves and two
small fishes." His description of the
little boy hurrying to finish his work at
home, and early in the morning with
tackle in hand and five loaves in bas
ket, going to the brook by the large
rock under the spreading beech tree,
and soon catching two small fishes;
then hastening on to the larger assem
bly, was the basis of a sublime and
eloquent discourse. His sermon pro
duced a wonderful effect upon bis
audience and made an impression that
was not soon forgotten.
The meeting of which we speak was
to close on Tuesday and several of the
tent holders moved to their homes, but
the meeting increased in interest and
was continued from day to day.
The interest in the meeting became
so great that large numbers attended
and those who bad moved home moved
back to the grounds, and occupied their
places in the line of tents. Then came
a gracious revival which continued for
two or three weeks. It was as a tidal
wave sweeping everything before it.
Many were saved and their names ad
ded to the church roll. Among the num
ber were Capt. Ci. W. Sullivan, his
brother T. J. Sullivan, the older mem
bers of their families, E. B. Gambrell
anil other heads of families. All these
became substantial, loyal and faithful
members of'the church.
In thirteen years what a change in
the roll of members of the old log
"Clod moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform,
lie plants his footsteps on the sea;
And rides upon the storm."
Camp meetings were held annually
I for a series of years with an attendance
of 1,200 or 1,500 persons or more.
The encampment was incorporated
and controlled by police regulations and
the order was usually good.
The following pastors served the
church from 1855 to 18(51: Dr. Thos.
Raysor and A. P. Martin 1850; Rev.
Puckett and A. P. Martin 1857; Rev. .1.
A. Wood and E. V. Sharp 1858; Rev.
Cornelius McLcod and II. I). Moore
1859; Rev. T. S. Daniel and A. W.
Moore 1800; Rev. .Jas. T. Kilgore and
Jas. T. Stoudemire 1861.
In 18GI the writer left home to bivouac
on the battle field.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy One of the
Best on the Market.
F'or many years Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy has constantly gained in favor
and popularity until it is now one of
the most staple medicines in use and
has an enormous sale. It is intended
especially for acute throat and lung
diseases, such as coughs, colds and
croup, and can always be depended up
on. It is pleasant and safe to take and
is undoubtedly the best in the market
for the purposes for which it is intend*
ed. Sold by Laurens Drug Co.
Picnic at Copclnmi School.
A neighborhood picnic will be given
at Copcland school, 3 miles northeast
of Laurens, on next Saturday, Sept.,
7th. There will Joe several speakers
for the occasion and a good time is ex
pected. The ladies will serve refresh
ments, the proceeds of which will go
to the furnishing of the school budding.
The old veteran, T. F. Senn will fur
nish barbacued meats. All are re
quested to bring well filled baskets.
This is an ailment for which Cham
berlain's Pain Balm has proven espec
ially valuable. In almost every instance
it affords prompt and permanent, relief.
Mr. Luke LaOrange of Orange, Mich.,
says of it: "After using a plaster and
other remedies for three weeks for a
bad lame back, 1 purchased a bott le of
Chamberlain's Pain Balm, and two ap
plications effected a cure.'* for sale
l>y Laurens Drug Co.
HAT PIN LOCATED BY X-RAYS.
Detroit Woman Expected to Recover
Chicago, Aug. 21. -The critical period
In the condition of Mrs. G, Q, fprris,
of Detroit, Michigan, who swallowed a
small hatpin at the Auditorium Annex
hotel Sunday night while dressing for
an automobile ride, Im? been passed,
according to Dr. Alex Hugh Ferguson,
the attending physician, and her gen
eral condition was pronounced good late
"We have located the pin," said the
doctor, "and think an operation will
not be necessary. The pin ia near the
appendix and If it passes that point
safely the patient will soon recover,
otherwise an operation will bo neces
sary, Mrs. Ferris is swallowing no
liquid whatever npd ia sustained by
potatoes alone ami in any form.
The potato forms a mass around the
pin and is carrying it from her body.
"We have watched, with the X-ray,
the potato food as through the various
'>.gen , trapjnrr j?s progress inch by
jncb. It was the only food to bo p?j
taken to save her life."
J^^PERSONAL MENTION. |
Mr. Boycc ('lardy of tho city is clerk-,
ing for J. E. Mintcr & Bro.
Mr. L. A. McCord spent several days
of last week in Darlington.
Mr. J. L. Hopkins left yesterday for
Baltimore to buy fall bargains.
Mr.s R. L. Wolff has returned from a
visit to friends and relatives in the
Mrs. Robt. Thompson of Augusta,
Ga., is visiting her sister, Mrs. Ran
Little, this week.
Miss Iris Machen of Honea Rath is
visiting the families of Messrs Machen
and Solicitor Coopeiv
Miss Lucrc Baikulale of the city and
well known over the county is at II.
Terry's for the season.
Mr. Melvin Ashley, a son nf "Citi
zen" Ashley of Honea Path, was in the
city Saturday on business.
Mr. Copeland Blackwell, of Union,
visited Mr. L. B. Blackwell and family
for a few days last week.
Mr. J. W. P,ayne, of the (). B. bitu
mens Company, has returned from a
tour of the great marts of trade located
in the North
Misses Blanche Shell and Annie
Shealy, who have been with H. Terry
for several years, are now with Davis
Mr. John Gilkerson who is assistant
express agent at Sumter, spent Satur
and Sunday with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. 11. Gilkerson.
Messrs Ed Green, Walter Sanders,
(J. P. Smith and B. G. Peterson consti
tuted an automobile party from Union
spending Sunday in tne city.
Saved Her Son's Life.
The happiest mother in the little
town of Ava, Mo., is Mrs. S. Ruppee.
She writes: "One year ago my son was
down with such serious lung trouble
that our physician was unable to help
him; when, by our druggist's advice I
began giving him Dr. King's New Dis
covery, and 1 soon noticed improvement.
1 kept this treatment up for a few
weeks when he was perfectly well. He
has worked steadily at carpenter work.
Dr. King's New Discovery saved his
life." Guaranteed beat cough and cold
cure by Laurens Drug Co., and Palmet
to Drug Co. Price 50 cents and $1.00.
Trial bottle free.
Caused Some Excitement.
John L. Finley, who was for a timo
this year connected with the city police
department as a special patrolman, ran
amuck with a big pistol at the Laurens
railway station last Friday afternoon.
In some way he had become involved
in a controversy with a negro railroad
hand who was working just above the
station. When the talk had reached
the point that Finloy considered the
introduction of a gun necessary the
negro took to his heels. He ran south
between the sheds and the Sparlanburg
train with Finley in hot pursuit. Just
before reaching the farther end of the
train the ex-policeman fired after the
fleeing darky. Luckily the shot went
wild, but the explosion caused some
excitement among the numerous pas
sengers about the station at the time.
Finley continued the chase, but was
soon interrupted by officers by whom
he was taken charge of afto'r a pretty
In the Mayor's Court Saturday morn
ing Finley pleaded guilty to tin
charges preferred and was lined $100
on the different counts as follow.;:
Drunk and disorderly, $25; carrying a
weapon of unlawful size, $50; discharg
ing firearms within the corporate lim
Finley is a clever fellow and has a
large circle of friends who regret the
Attack of Diarrhoea Cured by One Dose
of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy.
I was so weak from an attack of diar
rhoea that I could scarcely attend to
my duties, when I took ndoseof Cham
berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy. It cured me entirely and I
had been taking other medicine for nine
days without relief, l heartily recom
mend this remedy as being tin; best to
my knowledge? for bowel complaints,
lt. G. Stewart, of the firm of Stewart
& Bro., Greenville, Ala. For Sale by
Laurens Drug Co.
25 Women and Girls
at the Overall factory.
Nice, pleasant work- =
good wages. Apply to
T. K. HUDQENS,
Notice of Election.
SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 4.
An election will be held at New. Har
mony Academy Schoo] district No. 4.
Dials 'township, Thursday September
12th., 1907, to decide whether a tax of
two (2) mills for school purposes shall
be lovied and collected In said District.!
Those in favor of tax will vole
"Yes" and those opposing "No." Reg
istration Certificate and tax Receipt
are requirements of electors to veto.
It is ordered that the Board of Trus
tees shall act as managers of said <d< c
lion, which shall be conducted accord
ing tO the rules governing general elec
Tolls will be open from 7 A. M. to 4
My order of the County Board of
Education of Laurens County.
R. W. NASH, Chairman.
R. A. DOBSON.
4-2t L. I). ELLRDGE.
Notice of Election.
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 4, LAURENS
An Election will bo held at I he school
building, School District No. 4, Laurens
Township, Thursday, September 121b,
15107, to decide whether a lax of (wo (2)
mills for school purposes shall bp leyicd
and collected in said District,
Those In favor of the lax will vole
"Yes" and those opposed "No." Reg
istration certificate and lax receipt are
requirements of election to vole.
It is ordered that the Board of Trus
tees shall act as managers of said elec
tion \vhjc|i ."ball ho CQfyduolPj] nCCOtfl
ing1 to Vie hi lea governing-general elec
Polls will be open from 7 a. m. to 4
By order of the County Board of Ed
ucation for Laurens County.
R. W. NASI'I, Chairman.
h. A. riMl>;QK.
L. D; ELLEDCK.
' Is extiudcd
The. JELL-O Booth
Locatod In Food Product* ?uildiug at en
trance to Hortiotlltaral Court.
Wo have provided a Bpacious Rest Room
especially for your convenience, whero you
muy moot friends, write letters, read your
fnvorito magazine, etc., etc. /
Our demonstrators will l>o glad to serve
Jog with JELL-O, the dainty dessert, ami
ce Cream made from Jr.i.i-O ICH CREAM
Powder, free, and espialU how easily thoy
caa bo prepared for Iho table, >
The Genesoo Pure Food Co., Le Roy, H. Y.
Due West Female College,
Due West, S. C.
The ideal place for quiet study, thor
ough work, sweet Christian influence,
and kind personal oversight. Overflow*
ing attendance last year. Greatly im
proved facilitico, New Carnegie Hall
with elegant accommodation for 100
boarders. New and full equipment of
the celebrated Stielt' Pianos now being
installed. Electric light, steam heat,
complete waterworks and sewerage.
Delightful climate and splendid health
record. The very best advantages for
the least money. Beautiful catalog.
The President's address till Sept., 1st
Rl-V. JAMES BOYCB,
MUNTRE VT, N. C.
Wc propose to sell the
best $3.00 Men's Shoes that
Three Dollars will buy any
where, and we arc doing it.
Don't judge our $3.00
Shoes, Sir, by Shoes sold at
the same price in other
Reserve vonr opinion un
til you see the Sh< >es.
Vici, Patent Colt, Velour and
The workmanship is splendid.
The style is the same as shown
in Shoes costing twice the price.
Button, Lace or Blucber.
No detail omitted nothing
slighted. All sizes and widths.
If every Man, that wants $3.00
Shoes, will come here first, we'll
sell every pair of Three Dollar
Shoes sold in town.
Shoes, Hats, Furnishings
..The One Price Store..
Customers' Shoes Shined Free
CHOICE FARMS, TIMBER
TRACTS, BUSINESS and RES
JAMES H. DARBY,
Real Estate Dealer,
WALHALLA, S. ('..
(Ifllco Pooplea Bank'
a delicious cliew,
& made from the best
North Carolina leaf;
a leaf that has a spec
ial texture, a special
flavor and which
makes RED EYE a
specially fi neand satis
fy i 1 ig chewii 1 g tobacco.
MosB people prefer it
to tobacco costing one
dollar per pound.
Ask your dealer for it and
insist on him keeping it.
Write for Special Prices.
To oyoj-y one who buys, a Majestic
Bange during the demonstration which
will last one week, from Sept. 2.'trd to
:iStb, the Majestic Mfg. Co., will give
a handsome set of ware that is worth
_S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Dhpbarttin'i Cough Remedy
Cures Colds, Cioi.pcnd W hoor.ing Cough.
i 1 =
Demonstration of the Majestic Ran
SEPTEMBER 23 TO 28th.
15 gallons of water
heated to the point ol
boiling, while breakfast
is cooking. When water .
gels too hoi reservoir M
can be moved away
from firo by shilling
the leaver shown.
Where pressare water is used
this malloablo iron pin<oxton?lon
water front, which has more
heating surface than any
othor, supplies abundance
of hot wator to
all parts of the houso It takes the
placo of reservoir.
Remember the Date, Sept. 23 to 28th
Every day during this week we will have a Majestic Range in
operation at our Store and will have a man here from the factory
who will be glad to show you all about a Majestic Range, and
every one who buys a Range during this demonstration the Ma=
jestic Manufacturing Co. will give free a handsome set of ware
that is worth $7.50. Don't forget the date and be sure to come in
whether you intend to buy or not.
Col. J. Wash Watts' Estate
250 acres, as good land as is in this
Laurens County, possibly the best, of
its acres, more fine timber, less waste
land and more good water, with an
extra good eleven room dwelling house
and four good tenant houses, with
good stables, etc.
JOHN I). W. WATTS,
Laurens, S. C.
R. F. D. 5.
X, TO 3G3 3c* S3
P I n i ! j 1 1 i i ' ; i m
tj^:r -iz.3.r T.l, l::i?r . ?
Complete riwiorlment of nleos?
10 h. ]). to i'-"> )\. p. in stock lor
rlavo money l>y wilting direct to
R D. COLE MFG. CO.
r.t YKA'.J IN IUI8INE3S
K W N AN, G A.
AIho Corn Mills. Shw Mills.
Tar.ll.s nriel Toworn
Branch; 316 F.rapifo Bid-*., Atlanta, Ga.
U N l VE RSI TY
op north carolina,
I toad of tho Stale's Educational System.
Library contains 45,000 volumes. Now
water works, electric lights, central
heating system. New domi
tarles, p;yrnnas|ul(M, m.
vs. a. building,
732 STUDENTS 74 IN FACULTY.
The Fall term begins
Sop'. !?. U^o;. A/Ul\4.V>
KKANCIS P. VBNABLR, PRKTtDKNT
crApel hill, n. c.
DK. CLIFTON JONES
OFFICE IN SIMMONS BUILDING
Phono: Office No. kc>; Residence219.
Fli 1,1. LINE OF
AND SHEETS POtt
\1 H. KDWLK'K,
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
WiM nrt\oi>lc? In all Mtito Courts
F'rojnpt attention fciven to nil bislno s
DR.KIrWS NEW DISCOVERY
Will Surely Stop That Couun, i
LITTLETON FEMALE d ^LGE.
Splendid location. Health resort. 1 lot water heat. Electric lights and
othei modern improvements, 240 boarding pupils last year. High standard of
scholarship, culture and social life. Conservatory advantages in music. Advan
ced courses in Art and Elocution. Business College, Bible, and Normal courses
Health record not surpassed. (Hose personal attention lo the health mid
social develop' lent of each pupil. Uniform worn on all public occasions.
CHARGED VERY LOW. 26th Annual Session will begin on September
18th, 1007. For catalogue, address
REV. J. M. RHODES, President.
LITTLETON, N. C.
R. A. COOPER, C. W. TUNE, .J. F. TOLBERT,
President. Sec'y and Treas. Mgr. Ins. Depart.
J. 0. ('. Fl.kminc,
E. P. WlIARTON,
C. 1). MosKl.KY,
II. K. AlKKN,
S. M. Wll.KKS,
('. 10. Krnnedy
.1. W. todi),
S. J. CltAIti,
1). A. Davis,.
.1. W. ?nVuBi?,
M. J. OWINGS
W. .1. Fl.K.m in<;
.1. F, TOLHBKT,
W. A. Watts,
M. .1. OWIiNM^^
K. A. COOFKK.
Capital Stock $25,000
Real Estate, Stocks and Monds bought and sold. Loans negotiated on Real II
t?te -long time and easy payments. Our Insurance Manager, Mr. J. I'\
Tolbert, can give you the very best Life and Eire Insurance contracts.
We also act as Executor, Administrator, Guardian, Rocoivor,
We offer, subject to previous sah' or withdrawal
Five Shares Enterprise Hank at .
Give Us Your Business and Help a Home Enterprise
Chicora College For Young* Women,
Greenville, South Carolina.
A Christian Home School, A High (irade Co I leg??
OWNED AN'D CONTROLLED P.V THE PRESBYTERIES of THE SY.voi
OF S. C.
B. A.; B. S.; B. L. and M. A. degree courses. School- of Music, Art, 1', ipn
ion ami Business. Ellcgant buildings and grounds worth $50,000. Modern co-i
veniences. Handsome Auditorium. Large Pipe Organ. Healthful climatfkj
Expenf.oa: (A) Tuition, Hoard, Roord and Foes $183.00.
(&) All included in (A) and Tuition for Music, Art or Expression $203.<
Lessons under Director, add $10.00. Next session begins September l?tl
For Catalogue and information address, S. ('. HYR