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SUCCESS OF REV. S. R. BASS.
Pastor Newly Dedicated Baptist Church
Located at New Brookland.
Monday's Columbia State contained
the following account of the dedication
of the New Brookland Baptist church,
whose pastor is tho Rev. S. R. Bass,
well known in Laurens, bis native
Yesterday afternoon the new Baptist
church of Brookland was dedicated,
Rev. E. M. l-.ight.foot, of Orangeburg,
preaching the dedication sermon. Rev.
I?, M. Bailey, 1). D., the venerable pio
neer secretary of the Baptist State
mission board, assisted in the services.
A large congregation was present to
witness the beautiful ceremony, includ
ing the townspeople of all denomina
This church has a most unique his
tory and the erection and dedication of
this new building attests the loyalty
and true Christian enthusiasm which
characterize the membership. Starting
in 1X70 with a very small membership,
the church has gradually grown until
today it boasts a membership of more
than 260. The first church building
erected was destroyed in the 1905 tire
which almost wiped out the town. Un
daunted, the pastor and members went
to work to raise funds for the erection
of another building. Just a few weeks
before the completion of the second
bouse of worship, ! July, 1900, a cy
clone swept over H i town and the
building was dosO d. Once again
the congregation b \ a to raise funds
for rebuilding, Mr. W. R. Lowe being
appointed to solicit funds throughout
the state. Their appeal met with a
hearty response and it was not many
months before work on the new build
ing was started.
The present church building is well
arranged and commodious, having a
seating capacity of about 5(H). Ft is
centrally located, neatly furnished and
well ventillated and lighted.
This church has been served by sev
eral pastors, in the order named: Rev.
M. J. Willoughby, Rev. W. J. Dowell,
Rev. J. E. D?ren, Rev. G. L. Finch,
Rev. N. A. Hemrick, Rev. S. B. Ste
phens and Rev. S. R. Bass.
During the pastorate of Rev. Mr.
Hemrick there were 100 conversions
and the church became self-supporting
and contributed liberally to the mission
Rev. Mr. Bass has been pastor of the
church for nearly two years and his
labors have been indeed fruitful. The
present building was erected during his
pastorate and every dollar of indebted
ness has been paid. He is beloved not
only by the members of his congrega
tion but by the people of Brookland of
S. R. Bass was born in Laurens
county, not far from Sutlletown post
office, Nov. 15, 1869. His father was
G. W. Bass, who came from about 30
miles below Augusta, Ga. His mother
was a Miss Isabella Nabors, raised in
Laurens county. The early education
>of this young man was mastered prin
cipally at night, his parents being not
well blessed financially. He thus work -
ed on tin; farm and helped his father
till he was 20 years old, when he went
to Fountain Inn to school. After being
there for only five months his father
died and he returned home to help take
care of his mother. He remained with
her for two years and married Miss
Laura Blakely, of Laurens countv. He
then studied and taught a small school
that year and in the fall of 1892 enter
ed the freshman class of the Presbyte
rian College of South Carolina, at Clin
(,?)!), where he remained for four years.
He left there in the summer of 1896
and soon began preaching in Aiken
count v. his first charge being at Lang
ley, h * taught school for about seven
years, p."caching at the same time.
lie is a high-minded, consecrated
Christian a nd is an earnest and enthusi
astic worker in the great cause.
Decrease of $25,105.32 as Compared with
Every dispensary county in the state,
with the exception of Charleston, re
ports a falling off in sales for the month
of April as compared with the month of
March. The Charleston increase
amounts to about $500 and the total de
crease in sales amounts to about $25,000.
The decrease as compared with the
month of February is about$60,000, the
sales for ' bruary being $334,436.37.
Nearly evv -y month, with the exception
of December, since the establishment
of the county dispensary system, has
shown a decrease in sales. A compar
ative statement of the sales of March
sand April is given below 88 follows:
County March. April.
Mn>evillo.$ 11,318.60 $ 9,295.99!
Aike.i. 32,247.54 27,042.09
Barnwell. 13,103.10 11,973.20
Rambertf. 6,690.86 5,371.33
Beaufort. 11,915.13 10,734.08
Borke/ey. 5,557.55 4,660.45
Chester . 9,085.89 7,316.23
Colleton.... G.840.50 fi.172.42
Charleston . 50,311.24 60,892.14
Clarendon 8,288.06 2,495.15
Dorchester. 6,829.80 6,294.10
Fairfield. ... ... 5,218.27 4,213.90
Florence. j0,213.95 9,681.02
Georgetown_ I6.d22.95 9,419.66
Hampton.- 4,.m75 3,651.70
Kershaw. 8.7^-8f> ?.?2.29
Laurens . 13,395.08 11,979.58
Lexington. 5,951.48 4,731,09
Lee. 5,092.45 4,790.99
Orangeburg_ 17,763.80 15,577.70
Richland. 41,000.75 40,420.05
Sumter. 12,177.30 11,786.70
Williamsburg... o.ioo.io 0/090.33
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The Princess Virginia
(Continued from page two)
"Will you tell me v by, lady?"
"Oh, for one ivnsou, becauso I
couldn't possibly ask blm, if be were
hero in your place, what I'm golug to
ask of you. You'VO very kindly laid
the bread and ham ready, '"it you for
got to cut them."
"A thousand pardons. Our talk has
set my wits woolgathering. My mind
"A draft of our Rhactlan beer will do
you more 'joint thou anything."
should have been on my manners in
stead of on such faro ff things as em
perors and their Jove affairs."
He began hewing at the big loaf as
if it were an enemy to be conquered.
And there were few in Khaotln Mho
had over seen those dark eyes so
"1 like bam and bread cut thin,
please," said the princess. "There;
that's better. I'll sit hero if you'll
bring the things to me, for I find that
I'm tired, and you are very kind."
"A draft of our Ltbacllan beer will
do you more good than anything," sug
gested the hunter, taking up tho philo
of bread and ham ho had tried hard to
cut according to her taste, placing it in
her lap and going back to draw a tank
ard of foaming amber liquid from a
quaint hogshead in a corner.
Rut Virginia waved the froth crown
ed pewter away with a smile and a
pretty gesture. "My head has already
proved not strong enough for your
mountains. I'm sure iL isu't strong
enough for your beer. Have you some
nice cold water?"
Tho young man laughed and shrug
ged bis Shoulders. "Our water here is
fit only for the outside of tho body,"
he explained. "To us that's no great
deprivation, as we're all true Khae
tlans for our beer, but now on your
Recount I'm sorry."
"Perhaps you have sonic milk?" sug
gested Virginia. "I love milk. And I
could scarcely count the tows, they
were so many, as I came up the moun
tain from Alloholllgen."
"It's trUO there are plenty of cows
about," replied her host, ?and I could
easily catch one. Put IC 1 fetch tho
beast here .'an you milk It?"
"Dear m#, no! Surely you, a great
strong man, would never stand by and
let a weak girl do that? Oh, I almost
wish I hadn't thought of the milk If
I'm not to have ii. I I.; for it so
"You shall have the milk, lady." re
turned the chamois hunter. "1"
"How good you are!" exclaimed the
princess. "It will be inoro than nice of
you. But?1 don't want yoil to think
that I'm giving you all this troublo
for nothing. Hero's something just to
show that I appreciate it and to re
member mo by."
She WOUld not look up. though she
longod to see what expression the
dark face wore. but. kept her eyes
Upon her hand, from which she slowly
withdrew a ring. It fitted tightly, for
she had had ? made years ago. before
her slender fingers had finished grow
ing. When at hot she had put led off
the jeweled circlet of gold sho held It
"What l have done and anything I
may yet do is a pleasure," Bald the
hunter. "But, after all, you have learn
I ed little of Ubactia if you think that
j we mountain men over take payment
I from thoso to whom we've boon able
' to show hospitality."
"Ah, but Pm not talking of pny
| nient," pleaded the prlUCOSS. "I wish
only to bo sure that you mayn't forgot
the first woman who. you tell mo, has
ever entered this door."
Tho young man looked at the door,
not at the girl. "II i; impossible that
I should forget." said he. almost sillily.
"Still, it will hurt nie if you refuse
my ring," went on Virginia. "Ploaso
at least come and see what It's like."
He Oboycd, and as she still held up
the ling be took it from her that he
might examine it more closely.
"The crest of BhaCtln!" he exclaim
ed as his eyes fell upon a shield of
black and green enamel not with small
but exceedingly brill hi lit white dia
monds. "How CliriOOSl I've been
wondering thai you should speak our
language so well"
"It's not curious at all really, but
very simple," said Virginia. "Now."
with a faint tremor in her voice
"pross the spring on the left fddo of
tho shield, and when you've seen
what's underneath t think you'll fool
that you can't loyally refuse to accept
my little offering."
The bronze forefinger found a pin's
point protuberance Of gold. and. press
ing sharply, tho shield flew up to re
voal a tiny but exquisitely painted
miniature of Leopold I. of llhaotla.
Tho oltfiniols hunter stared at it and
did not speak, but the blood came up
to his brown forehead,
"You're surprised?" naked Virginia.
"I am surprised, because IM boon
led to suppose ttiat you thought poorly
of .our emperor."
'Tooriy! Now, what could h**i
glvcu you that Impression ?"
"Why, you made fun of his opinion
"Who am I, pray, to 'make fun' of
an emperor's opinion, even in a mat
tor he would consider bo unimportant?
On tho contrary, I confess that I, like
most other girls I know, am deeply
Interested in your great Leopold if
only because 1?we?would be charlta
bly minded and teach him l>ettcr. As
for the ring, they sell things more or
less ?*f this sort in several of the
RUaetlan cities I've passed through on
my way here. Didn't you know that?"
"No, lady, I have never seen one
"And, as for my knowledge of Ithac
tiau, I've always been Interested In
the study of Innguagcs. Languages
are fascinating to conquer, and then
the literature of your country Is so
splendid one must be able to read it
at first hand. Now, you'll have to say
'Yes' to the ring, won't you, and keep
it for your emperor's sake, if not for
"May I not keep it for yours as
"Yes, if you please. And?about tlie
The chamois hunter caught up a
gaudy jug and without further words
went out. When he had gone the
princess rose, and, taking the knife he
had used to cut tho bread and ham,
she kissed the handle on the place
where his lingers bad grasped It.
"You're a very silly girl, Virginia, my
dear," she said. "But, oh, bow you do
love blm! How be is worth loving,
and?what a glorious hour you're hav
For ten minutes she sat alone, per
haps more. Then the door was flung
open and her hoBt flung himself In,
no longer with the gay air which had
sat like a cloak upon blm, bat hot and
sulky, the lug In his hand as empty
as when he bad gone out
"I have failed," ho said gloomily?"I
have failed, though I promised you
j the milk."
"Couldn't you find a cow?" asked
"Oh, yes, I found one, more than
oue, and caught them too. I even
forced them to stand ?tiil and grasped
them by their udders, but not a drop
of milk would conio down. Abomina
ble brutes] I would gladly have killed
them, but that would have gtven you
For her life the princess could not
help laughing, his air was so desperate.
If only those cows could have known
who be was and appreciated the honor!
"Pray, pray dont mind," she begged.
"You have done more than most men
could havo done. After all, I'll have
a glass of Rhaottan beer with you to
?lrtnk your health and that of your em
J poror. I wonder, by the byo, If ho,
who prides himself on doing all things
Well, can milk a cow."
"If not, he should learn," said the
chamois hunter viciously. "There's no
knowing, it seems, when one may need
the strangest accomplishments and be
I humiliated for lack of them."
"No, not humiliated," Virginia as
sured him. "It's always instructive to
lind out one's limitations. And you
have been most good to me. See, while
you were gone 1 ate the slice of bread
and ham you cut, and never did a meal
taste better. Now, you must havo
many things to do which I've made
you leave undone. I've trespassed on
you too long."
"Indeed, lady, It seems scarcely a
moment since you came, and I havo no
work to do," the chamois hunter In
"lint I've a friend waiting for me on
the mountain," the princess confessed.
'Luckily she bad her lunch and will
have eaten It, and her guidebook
must have kept her happy for awhile,
I at by this time I'm afraid she's anx
ious and would bo coming In search of
mo if she dared to stir. I must go.
W ill you tell me by what name I shall
remember my rescuer when I recall
"They named me for the emperor."
"They wore wise. It suits you. Thon
I shall think of you as Leopold. Leo
pold what? But, no; don't toll me the
other name. It can'f bo good enough
lo match the first, for, do you know, I
admire the name of Leopold more than
any other I've ever heard? So, l/oo
pold, will you shake hands for good
The strong band came out eagerly
and pressed hers. "Thank you. gna"
I ran loin, but It's uot goodhy yet You
must lot me help you back by tho way
you came and down the mountain."
"Will you really? I dared not ask
as much for fear, in spite of your kind
hospitality, you were, like your noble
namesake, a hater of women."
"That's too bard a word oven for an
emperor, lady, while, as for me, If I
ever said to myself 'No woman can bo
of much good to a man as a real com
panion' I'm ready to unsay It."
"I'm glad. Then you shall come
with me and help mo, and you Bh ? '
help my friend, who is so good and
so strongrnlnded that perhaps she
may make you think even better of
our sex. If you will you shall l>c our
guide down to Allchclllgen, where
wo'vo been Btaylng at tho Inn since
last night. Besides all that, If you
w ish to be very good you may carry
our clonks and rucksacks, which seem
so heavy to us, but will be nothing for
your strong shoulders."
The face of the chamois hunter
changed and changed again with such
iimused appreciation of her demands
that Virginia turned her head away
lost she should laugh and thus lot
him guess tbntsliA held the key to tho
His willingness to become a cow
herd and now a beast of burden for
I tho foreign ludy he had Been and Iict
friend whom be had not seen was In
dubitably genuine. He was pleased
I with the adventure. If not as pleased
I us his initiated companion. For the
next few hours the hunter was free, |
It seemed. He said thnt he hud been
out sinco curly dawn and had had
good luck. Later he had returned to
the hut for a meal and a rest, while
hip friends went down to tho village
on business which concerned them all,
As they hnd not come hack, they were
probably amusing themselves, and
when he had Riven the ladles all tho
assistance In his power ho would Join
The way down was easy to Virginia,
with his baud to help her when it was
needed, and eho had never been so
happy In her twenty years. But, after
all, she asked herself as they noared
the place where she had left Miss
Portmnn, what had she accomplish'
ed? What Impression was she leav
ing? Would this radiant morning of
adventure do her Rood or harm with
Leopold when Miss Mom bray should
meet him later In some conventional
way through letters of Introduction to
court dignitaries at Kronburg?
While she wondered his voice broke
Into her questioning.
"I hope, gua' fraulein," the chamois
hunter was Baying, almost shyly and
as If by nu effort, "that you won't go
away from our country thinking thai
we Hhaetians arc so cold of heart and
blood as you've seemed to fancy. We
men of the mountains may bu differ
ent from others you have seen, but
we're not more cold. Tho torrent of
our blood may sleep for a season un
der Ice, but when the spring come
as it must, and the ice melts, Ihon the
torrent gushes forth the more hotly
because it has not spent its strength
"I shall remember your words," said
the princess, "for my Journal of tthac
tin. And, now, here's my poor friend.
I shall have to make her a thousand
For her journal of Rhaetia! For a
moment the man looked wistful, a.s If
It were a pain to him that ho would
have no other place In her thoughts
nor time to win It since th< i sat a
lady in a tourist's hat and eyeglasses
and the episode was practically closed.
He looked, tOO, as If there was BOUlO
thlng be would add to his last words
If he could, but Miss Portmau saw tho
two advancing figures and shrieked a
shrill cry of thanksgiving
"Oh, I have been so dreadfully anx
ious!" she groaned. "What has kept
you? Have you had an accl<lont7
Thank heaven you're here! I began
to give up hope of ever seeing you
"Perhaps you never would If it
hadn't been for the help of this good
and brave new friend of mine," said
Virginia, hurrying Into explanations.
"I got Into dreadful difficulties up
thero. It was much worse than 1
thought, but Leopold" ? M iss Portltmn
started, stared with her nearsighted
eyes at the tall brown man with haro
knees, colored, gasped and swallowed
hard after a quick glance at her |>i!n
cess?"Leopold happened to bo mar.
came to my help and saved mo. Wasn'l
It providential'.' Oh, I assure you,
Leopold Js a monarch- of chamois
hunters! Give him your cloak and
rucksack to carry with mine, dear
MiS8 Manchester. He's kind enough j
to sny that he'll guide us all the way j
down to Allchelligcn, and Pin glad to i
accept his service."
Miss I'ortmnn, a devout royalist I
and firm believer in the right of kings,
grew crimson, her nose 0S|.hilly, as
it Invariably did at moments of strong
The emperor of Rhaetia hero, caughl
ami trapped, like Pegasus bound i<? tho
plow, and forced to carry luggage as
If he were a common porter worst of
all, her Insignificant, twice wretched
She would have protested If she had
dared, but she did not dare and was
muh Portman started.
obliged to see that imperial form?un
mistakably imperial, it seemed t<> hor,
though masquerading in humhlo gulso
?loaded down with her rucksack and
her large golf cape, with gnlOCllCS in
Crushed under the magnitude of her
discovery, dn/./.led by the surprising
brilliance of the princess' capture, stu
pefied by tho fear of saying or doing
the wrong thing and ruining her i.l<>','s
bizarre triumph, poor Mi-,s Portman
staggered as Virginia helped her to her
"Why, you're cramped with Bitting
so long," cried the princess. "P.o care
fa!. But Leopold will give you his
arm. Leopold will take you down,
won't yon, Leopold;''
And the Imperial caglo, who bad
hoped for better things, meekly allow
ed another link to bo added to Iii <
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