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LAURENS, S. C. JUNR 16. 1909.
KKl'LYIXti TO >\ It. IMMVLKK.
In the May I.uue of tho Gospel Fo
ur brother editor, UoV. C. Lewis
Fowler, replies brifeity :?? cur criticism
aomo t ine an i on IT; sermon dealing
with Christian ted -ration. With no In
tention of we-.lying our readers with
a. prolonged controversy on "church
matt..;*', wo beg their indulgence for
jllsl a word more on this matt? r of
federation. Indeed tin- question of
federation is comparatively new; it is
exc iting interest throughout the world;
it was thoroughly discussed at the re
< cut Lambeth conference of bishops;
ami in fad, a church federation has
already been brought about in Austra
lia. Hence, this phase of "church
matters", when separated from the old
ami threadbare disputes over church
doctrines, hoi.Is Intense interest.
Ilrlelly slated, the controversy be
tween Tito \d\ trtl er and The Forum
Is this: Mr. Fowler believes In and
Wants "? federation Of Christians, so
M? the editor of The Advertiser; but,
in substance If me in exact terms.
.Mr. Fowler stipulates that the pro
posed unified church shall \?- IhipMsl
in evry detail of govoruti: int., ministry
nnd doctrine, while we say thai such
f.n attttu le will retard ratio r than aid
I he effort for a federation. Our a I'
ll; it 111 lit was i--phono .? 1 Iii this: "Mr.
Fowler need not cxpeit to make this
a I "apt 1st world".
L.-t our readers k>- ji in mind the
issUbJ it is ma on the question of
whether of not the Itnptist church Is
the ouo und onl> Organization founded
on the llible plan: it Is not of the
truth of the "historic episcopate", nor
the origin of the churches. All these
are interesting and furnish ample
ground for dehnte, but here ami in
our first Utterances they were dealt
The upshot of our contention Is that
If Mr. Fowler hopes to bring about
"this far off divine event" lie must be
prepai'i l to relinquish some of his pet
theories. .\o compromise, ho treaty,
no union, no organization of any kind
over was. or ever will be. perfected
Without -once.--, ion on the part Of ev
ery individual or party constituting
that union or seeking for that coiupro
proiuise. To c.?inen l otherwise is to
Haunt one's opinion in the face o; the
world H history -political, social ami
religious. \nd yet Mr. Fowler would
so hl'gll ?; but" criticism was on that
in replying to our criticism, Mr.
Fow'ter says in the first place that we
criticised his sermon before we had
carefuily fetid it to get the viewpoint.
Now what puzzles us is to know how
Mr. Fowler is to say whether or not
we read tho sermon carefully: the
statement is unwarrantable. As a
matter of fact, after the first reading
of it. we carefully went through it
again in an honest effort t;> get the
viewpoint and the point: hut the sec
ond reading only made the inherent
weakness all tho more patent.
"He jumped at conclusions", says
Mr. Fowler of the editor. Yes. hut
(here was only om- conclusion and
that was drawn hy Mr. Fowler himself.
We lumped at hi- conclusion, which
we considered erroneous and made it
the subject of our editorial criticism,
"Second, the critic, while a bright
man ami a graduate of 'lie best college
in the state, ?lipped into thing.. Which
bo did not know" hi the tbe next
statement hy th ? editor of The Forum.
The patronizing air of this, of course,
does not add strength to the argument;
indeed, it has no hearing upon it.
Whether or not tho editor of The Ad
vertiser knows anything about the
Subject i-; a matter for his readers to
decide, in fact, the effort to ridicule
our opinion only weakens our oppo
And right h?re we call attention to
Mr. Fowlor's extravagant .ami ques
tionable statements. In the ahove
quotation from him. Furman is de
clared "tile best college in tbe state".
No doubt the graduates of Wofford,
Hrskine, the (niverslt ami Ne.vherry,
would dispute Mr. Fowler's claim.
WHilQ the editor of The Advertiser Is
n graduate of Furman, ami is proud of
bis alma mater, he could not with as
surance assert that Furman Is ' the
HERE IS RELIEF FOR WOMEN.
If yon have paloa In tbo back, Urinary, Bladder
i or Kiinoy troablo and war.i a certain, pleasant
horb relief from Women'* ilia, try Mother Orar'a
" A IfSTKAI.I AN' - I.KA 1". * 11 U a aafc. rellablo
regulator, and rellerea all female Weakncenca,
lucluding Inflammation and uicuratlona. Mother
?Iniy'n AiihI ritll>in-I.i';>r if ouldby DragglaU or
sent by mall for 60 eta. Hamplo ?ent KKKK.
Addroaa, Tho Mother Uray Co., Le Iloy, N.V.
besl collego in llio statt'". On the
sann? prliiclplo wo, while u member <>i
the Bnptlsl church, would not dare say
"that if JesilH were here loilay li<'
would not change one thing in the
The third point of our contempora
ry's reply Is: "he spoke of us as hick*
tug liberality of view and at the same
ii:ne expressed nn opinion without any
credit to others. I contend that my
view point end contention are as lib
eral as God's word". The fallacy of
this is apparent when the "conten
tion" or issue is clearly understood.
Mr. Kowier says that tho Uaptlsts only
aii- right ami all others Wrong, and
thai ii' a federntIon is desired tho
whole of mankind musi accept the
p.aptist faith and dcolrliies in toto;
while our opinion, as expressed, was
that all denominations would have to
make concessions In order to render
the federation feasible. We were sim
ply the spokesman of nil the other
sects whom Mr. Fowler condomncd;
we believe thai some of their tenets
arc as good, and some even better
than the Baptists'. Mr. Fowler con
demns them, ami yet declares bis
view point In iui liberal as God's word.
We must admit that we have not
reached thai stage of perfection where
our view erptals the view of Godi we
lire still human and are so dealing
with the subject; we have no! yet com
prehended God. OS revealed In the
holy book. Possibly :'.;:t Is the basis
of our errors.
Ulli if Mr. Fowler's view poinl Is as
I Ib.? ml as God's word what is he (-'oln>;
lo do with our Methodist brethren who
are following that same word of God?
lie declares thai lor u man to s::y "it
does hot make any dliVerettCo which
ehr.:' Ii you helon!< to: We are nil go
ing the shine direction" la blasphem
ous; \Y!.o then tire' giilliy of blas
phemy? Methodists. Presb.Vterlans.
rmtarinns. Lutherans, (episcopalians
and the rest of (hem? And tire iho>'
:> Hilled to CVorhtSl inj! p 'lllitioil he
they have hoi in:
as has M r. Fowler?
. . ? .
ided on Ihe wrong prlnctph
il save tlicm from perdition l
a union o:' them nil hi a ?'?
bused on Uaptlst doctrines.
t'lmuiherliiId's < o'.iuh .Itemed) .the
llesl on the Market.
"I have lined Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy and find ii i>> be the best on
tlie market." sa>s K. \V. Tardy, editor
of The Sentinel. Giihisboro. Tenm
"Our baby had several colds the past
winter anl Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy always Rave ii relic:* at once
and cured it in a short time. I al
ways recommend ii when opportunity
presents Itself." For sale by Lau
rens Drug Co.
It ? sure t<- I?i us show you our line
of l.rr.vn ami Porch Furniture before
yor buy, Cbhslstiny bf a beautiful lino
s. m. & k. Wllkes & Co.
s the beautiful (the rif Art Squares
: lid Kims, made of the best quality Of
mat trial, in 'different designs, colors
and slxi s. at
S. M. & K. II. Wllkes & Co,
Many remarkable stires of stomac h
:roubles have been effected by Cham
berlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets.
One man who had spent over two
thousand dollars for medicine and
treatment was cured by a few boxes
Of these tablets. Price. cents.
Samples free at the I.aureus Drug Co.
Do You Pay
It you do, you should
trade at a cash store.
Next tittle yon are buying,
see us and ottrjjprices and
you will understand why
we say what we do.
J. W. Payne
The Cash Grocer ^
Next Doo- to PalmsttO Lar.k.
PAPERS READ HY GRADUATING
CLASS OF CITY SCHOOLS
' giggles and a shoe string.
Item V.?Miss .Mary Sullivan wills
: to Mr. Richard Dunlap her ( harms
and good looks.
Item vi.?Miss Mary Teague gives
her goometrical sighs and tears to
gether with n broken handle knife to
Mr. Frank McCravy and her new
style hair pins to Mr. .(ones.
Item vii. .Miss Willie Dorroh wills
i her charming ami friendly manner to
Miss Anne Belle Childless.
Item Yin.- Miss Eva Coloman
Iteroby wills and bequeaths to Mr.
Prank Henderson her cute ways and
Item IX.?Miss Kitty Owings here
by Wills her old mnitllsh dignity to
Mr. ('.rover Kiehey.
11fin x. -Miss Imogen Wilkes leaves
to Mr. Hastings Dial her fine musical
Item XL?Miss Jessie Thompson
wills ami bequeaths to Miss Rebecca
Dial her original wit.
Item XII. .Miss Tennle Madden
leaves to Mr. Moore Dial her beauti
ful blushes ami German coloring.
Item XIII. Miss Addie Sbealy
hereby wills to Mr. Kussel Poole her
knowledge of Latin and her broken
mirror to Miss Bess IC Childless.
Hem XIV. Miss Nettle Lake here
by wills to Mr. Hilary Darksdale her
oratorical powers and curling irons.
item xv. Mr. b.ugene Brown
leaves to Miss Kathleen Sullivan his
Item XVI. Mr. Ernest Machen
wills to Miss Lou Helle Fowler his en
during tenacity and white straw hat
with green band.
Item X VII.- Miss Pearlo ("lardy
lives and bequeaths her old straw
lint to Mr. I'i.il i luff.
Item XV!H. Mr. Yatos Brown
ben in wills his green hat and a gen
erous si are of his auburn hair to Mr.
Now realizing that sva have
.?cached oi ly ol?0 of the great goals
?" Ufo. we tl::. Men'or class, go out
from 'his scheid, as a united family
leaving only our best and slncerest
wishes for the success (if both teach
ers and pupils.
Signed : I tl s< died in Our presence [
..:< this t! fourth (I of June, in the
year o ir Lor 1 :ii:..:e n bun I red
GcioKlj -ps ftiej off Nora'ea and
Cattle. 2.*c and f?0c. At all drug
s rA l l; til SOUTH CAROLIN \.
Count) of I.aureus.
Whereas, petitions signed by more
Can one third Of the qualified elec
tors and free-holders residing in
School District number one. Laurens
Township, I.aur. Its County. South
Carolina, asking for an election on the
piCStion of VOtlUg OUI Of Nigh Sc hool
District, Laur as number eleven, in
-aid County PUd Stale, has 1 een filed
with the Comity Hoard of Education,
.n election noon said question is hero
?rdered; said election to be held 2.)
>f June v. D.lttb'J, at Trinity Ridge
School House under the management
of tbe trustees of said school.
All qualified electors and free-hold
ers residing In said district are enti
tled to vote at said election.
Those desiring to vote out of the
aid High School District shall vote
i ballot containing the wont YES
written or printed thereon.
Those desiring to remain In the
said High School District shall vote
n ballot containing the word NO, writ
ten or printed thereon.
Foils shall open at the hour of
seven o'cloc k in the forenoon and re
main open until the hour of four
o'clock in the afternoon, when they
shall be Closed and the ballots counted.
The trustees shall report the re
sult of said election to the County
Hoard of Rdueatlon as soon as possi
GBO. L PITTS.
i:,-!>t County Supt. Education.
When you can get relief for
10c. We have many headache
cures, but none we believe so
goo 1 as our own preparation,
D IDSON'S HEADACHE POW
D3RS, which arc guaranteed to
contain no opium, morphine or
other narcotic drugs and will
positively leave no bad after
Try a package and be con
vinced only 10c.
Get it at Simmons
All $1.00 Messolines reduced
to per yard
Yard wide black Taffeta Silk
worth $1.00 reduced to
All 39c and 50c soft Silk for
summer dresses reduced to
This is the greatest barga
has ever been offered, ai
should not miss getting you
All last seasons Embroideries
that sold from 25c to 75 per
vard are beine: closed out at
All light colors in Woolen dress
goods worth $1.00 and $1.25 OQf
reduced to ?VC
All light colors in Woolen
dress goods worth 50c redu
ced to per yard
Grasp the Opportunity Before it is
O. B. Simmons & Son !
Laurens, S. C.
Get it at
Do it NOW
when least expected, It's the
same oM story of the "unexpect
ed" happening*, ('over your
house and goods with one of our
PI RE INSURANCE POLICIES.
Lightning or torch will lose their
dread. If you suffer loss you're
sure of reimbursement. Spring*?
time and lightning pranks go
hand in hand together. Take
out a policy now.
?4 Law R. u n y; e
Laurens, S. C.
Notice1 ot* Snl<?.
State of South Carolina.
County of LaureuH.
By virtue of a resolution pi
a meet Ins of the stockholder!
Lumens Furniture Factory.
i of the
T.aureus.iS. <'.. oil the 21St day ol* .May.
1900, at V'.iich a large majority of the
stock Was present and voted: I will
sell to thrt highest bidder, at I.aureus
c. IL. s. (\. on the 2-llh (lay of dune.
1900, hetweVirt the hours of twelve and
two o'clock, the entire property, both
real ami personal, consisting of Lands
upon which factory Is built, also ma
chinery complete for manufacturing,
also raw material for manufacturing
purposes, also stock of manufactured
goods not Including bills receivable
due said Corporation; provided said
mice offered shall be Twenty-Five
Thousand Dollars or more, but no hid
shall be accepted less than Twenty
Flve Thousand Dollars.
Terms of Sale One half Cash, bal
ance in two equal installments due
Six and Twelve months from day of
sale, with interest at Eight per cent,
per annum on deferred payments,
which payments shall be secured by
a mortgage Of the property soli.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
s m WILKE8. Pron't
Laurens Furnitur.' Factory.
Laurens C. H . 8 C.,
.May 2r\ 1309,
Keep us in mind for tho batst line]
of no-Carts In different designs and
sizes, with running gears, upholstery j
and umbrellas in different colors, with I
tli<> best Quality of rubber tires and
tbe latest Improved foot brakes, at
prices that will ha money saved for
s. M. & E. II. Wilkes & Co.
Simpson, Cooper <S; Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts,
prompt attention given to nil business.'
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DR. B. P. POSi-Y
Laurens, S. C.