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FOUNTAIN INN EDITOR
Callfl on Baptist Ministers of the State
to Make an Investigation into hit*
diameter and Motives.
In the last Issue of the Fountain
Inn Tribune the letter published be
low was printed. Those who are more
or less familiar with the subject of the
Phillipic know that wherever this man
has gone, he has stirred up strife
among the people. Ho has now been
in this State for some time, spending
some months in Anderson County
where the newspapers for awhile were
filled with charges and countercharges
about his work. Doubtless the letter
of Editor Qillen will receive the at
tention which is deserves.
Following is the letter:
An 0|K>n Letter
Addressed to O. O. Fletcher. D. D.. Z.
T. Cody. D. D., B. M. Poteat, D. D..
W. T. Derleux, D. D.. T. M. Bailey.
D. 1)., Henry Miller, D. D., I. W.
Wingo, D. D.| A. J. S. Thomas, D.
D., John F. Vines, D. D., L. M.
Roper, D D.. E. C. Hurts, D. D.. W.
C. Lindsay, D. D? G. B. Moore, D.
D. . W. E. Thayer. D. D., C. C. Brown,
I). D., II. L. Jones. D. D., Rev. G A.
Wright, Rev. W. W. Wllllan. Rev.
Cowan, Rev. II. K. Williams, Rev. J.
P. Dondy. Rev. J. H. Machen, Rev.
Ford Todd Cox, Rev. G. W. Bussey,
and the Baptist Ministers of the
State of South Carolina:
As some of you are aware, a man
by tho name of T. Augustine Dwyer
Is preaching and lecturing from the
pulpits of Baptist churches through
out the State of South Carolina.
It is understood that this man is
a* member of tho Baptist church at
Star. Ho claims to nave been con
verted to tho Protestant faith after
having boon educated for the priest
hood in tho Roman Catholic church.
He is a man of wide reading, per
sonal magnetism, wonderful mem
ory, and considerable ability as a
His sermons and lectures in Foun
tain Inn have db/ided the people,
caused bitterness ami aroused sus
picion. Ho has made a few close
friends nnd a few enemies.
A number of people In Fountain
Inn have written North to Investi
gate this man's past. The reports
received have been derogatory. A
letter received Friday evening from
Charles Hay aid Mitchell, pastor of
the St. .lames Methodist Episcopal
church in Chicago, states that Dwyer
was forced to leave the MethodiatH
on. account of a crime too unutter
able rotten to speak of in print. The
letter further states that Dwyer is a
liar, a dead-beat and a hypocrite. The
writer volunteers to substantiate his
The case, gentlemen, simmers down
to this: Mr. Dwyer Is either a good
man, bitterly persecuted; or he Is an
.evil man, worthy of condemnation.
j If he Is trying now to live a Christ
tlan life, then his past is none of your
I business nor of mine.
If he Is not what he professors to
1 be, then his past is your business,
'and my business, and the business of
all decent people.
These letters from the North are
Wirtten by men In high places?men
in whoso word wo musj place confi
dence. We must not close our eyes
to reliable evidence of guilt. To do
that would be no less wrong than to
condemn without a hearing.
This matter must bo sifted.
Mr. Dwyer is a member of your
church. He Is preaching from your
pulpits. You are, in a measure, re
sponsible for him, and we look to
you for the truth and for justice.
If he is honest, clean, Godly, com
mon decency demands that you rally
to his support, defend him against
his persecutors, and place the stamp
of your approval upon his efforts
and his character. Make his vindi
cation so utterly clear that no man
If he is not clean; if ho is the thing
that Charles Bayard Mitchell says
ho Is, then you owe it to God. to your
church, to the people of your State
land to yourselves to 'alck him out of
your pulpits, and brand him before
all the world as an impostor and a
hypocrite, absolutely unworthy of con
Gentlemen, it is up to you. WFe
rwant the truth.?Robert Quiilen in
1 Fountain Inn Tribune.
Midnight in The Ozarks.
and yet sleepless Hiram Scraton, of
Clay City, 111., coughed and coughed.
He was In the mountains on tho ad
vice of live doctors, who said he had
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climate, and Btarted hortie. Hearing
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I he writes "for It made a new man of
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DR. A. J. S. THOMAS
GOES TO HIS REWARD
Eminent Baptist Divine and Editor of
Baptist Courier Dies at his Home
Greenville, April 1.?Rev. Dr. A. J.
3. Thomas, editor of the Baptist Cour
ier, the literary organ of the Baptist
denomination of South Carolina and
one of the lending figures of tho do
nomination in the South, died hero
this afternoon after a lingering illness.
The funeral exorcises and interment
will take place Sunday afternoon.
Dr Thomns has received almost ev
ery gift of honor in the power of ;ho
Baptist denomination of South Caro
lina. In 1885 he was elected secre
tary of the State Baptist convention,
aposltlon which ho held until 1894. |
In 1SS9 he was elected vice president
of the foreign mission board of South
Carolina. He was mado president of
the State convention in 1907, serving in
that capacity two years. For many
years ho was a member.of the state
missionary board and of tho boards of
Greenville Female college and Fur man
university. At tho time of his death
Dr. Thomas was a member of the
board of trustees of the Southern Bap
tist Theological seminary and of Bene
dict college at Columbia. The hon
orary degree of Doctor of Divinity was
conferred on Dr. Thomas by Columbia
College ut Washington. D. C.
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Laurens People Should Not Neglect
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MAMMOTH SHOE SALE.
Record Fnco Set by Lynchburg Sales
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Lynchburg. Va., March 25.?Twenty
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When asked today about this record
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Citation for Letters of Administration.
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
By O. ti. Thompson, Probate Judge:
Whereas, R. B. Bell made suit to me
to grant him Letters of Administration
of the estate and effects of Rosa F.
These are, therefore, to cite and ad
monish all and sigular the kindred and
creditors of the said Rosa F. Bell de
ceased, that they be and appear be
fore me, in the Court of Probate, to
be held at Laurens C. IL, S. C. on the
litt? day of April, 1911 next, after
publication hereof, at 11 o'clock in
tho forenoon, to show cause, if any
they have, why tho said Administra
tion should not be granted.
Given under my hand this 30th day
of March Anno Domini 1911.
O. G. Thompson,
Our Uno of Rugs and Art Squares
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m Home Trust Co.
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