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Dear Advertiser Readeils:
A third of a century ago I attended
my first big Meeting at a negro church,
'Friday night I attended my second.
Possibly the impression received on
these two occasions will be interest
ing to many of your readers.
Well do I remember that scene at
the negro church In the early (lays of
my life. A favorite cousin of mIne,
then a young man, had promised ip.
faithfully that the next time they
"went to hear the negroes shout" I
was to be in the crowd. True to his
promise, he ,itne for ie that nigit.
Aly mother iesitated about my going
but Press overcame all objections and
I skipped gally by his side, with hand
Clasped in his, while lie reassured ma
with these words': "Don't -; wo-ried.
I shall see that Kate Is taken care of."
And that scene-how it lingers In
memory let. The vast concourse of
negroes, the dim lights, th yells and
groans of the worshippers. I don't
know one word the preacher said, but
I do know the words that Press taught
me and it was always a source of
amusement to him, the answer to his
question "Where did June find his
text?" The answer In a pinng chkid
Ish voice would convulse him with
laughter, "Sonewbes twixt Ge'era
tion and Revolution aboit, where Paul
pinted his pistel at tle 1l'hesians
brederen you lwill find dose words."
The other night I tloug ht lliehard
Carroll was to preach. I've always
wanted to hear Carrol, especially
since I. read the story of r Is von'r
slon, as told by Ie. Mir. I aa mar--low
the little negro lad drove himin and
another iminister to chuicli one nighit
whe're protracted Ser'vices were going
on. Before going Into the church
,\i'. ana tuirned to ile negro and
said, "Come into tile cliureli toniglit
andI hear ime preah'li-possibly yoi will
hear sonetling that will hl1p you."
The boy did so. I belleve the text that
night was "Whosoever will, may
omie"--and file result, IIe negro was
converted and is now one of the lead
ers of his race. Ilowever, Carroll (i(d
not preach that night but a more typht
cal negro preachem did, the lRev. Iiill
of (olumbig. Franlkly' the Imajoi'ity of
negroes ai)eciate miior'e hiiglly
preachers like Hill in1 p Ieferenie to
Cairroll-tle latter is perhaps two
generations ahead of his race. Well
do I reinember to have iard Bro.
PItts tell that 50 years ago we of oi'
race preferred to liear a Ipreaclier with
a distinct whine to his serman, called
it. the '"(ospel sound"--low oin oiie
occasion the then leader, Dr. Broach
es, of ithle Hatist (enominatione,
preached at a church in Spartanhurg
countyv and1(1 one good sister snarled her
disgust "IHIuiiiph! she didn't care to.
hear the great OFr. preach any\' imiore
if that was the best lie could do. Why
lie didn't even have the Gospel
soumid. To hier wvay of' thiinking 1Tiele
D ickyv Woodr iuff could heatI hi m 2 to 1.
And therg' g'u ir'e! lerky Woodruff,
h's 11any3 01' miy r'eaderis know, wad~
quite a character and mnany amusing
thintgs hav'e been handed diownt con
corning him-possibly the best knowna
was his fondness for friend chicken
in the parlance of the d1ay "lie was
seine chicken entcer."
flocky 'Springs (the negi'o church
ATTAiCK GERMAiN SHIPS.
Rleservists Sauiling for War iiiir'
Sticks anmd Stonies ini Onthurst of
flostoni Au~g. I15.- -Several plice(
meni wer hurliiit an rd sa ilor is aboiard1( t he
intC iened Germiian steamers1 . li imeria
andh Cinicinniati were hilt 1by stones and1(
sticks todlay whIien 1 ,:m0) It alian itre
servists prepa'iring to sail toniahlt on
the (Canople e'nd their' fri''nds uinde
a dleiionstrtation11 againist thme ships'.
ini the e.-'y disturbancmtre ofi a pat nde
of thbe reserv iists ini NorthiSr suarie,
thre picemiuien wee injuIiii tred, beinog
st abbled. 'Ten s rrest s wereo made ini
The body~'of i'eserivist s, said to be
the ilargest to leav~e thmis couniry ''oin
(ne ship since the wanir begani was
made~i upi of Italians from New i''.g
Ianad. 'They hiad pai'ade'd to the coin
moni'eal th pier in Soulthi ost on, on
one side of which lay the C'anopic,
whieh was to give thlemi passage to
Ital y, while on thle o heir side were
moioei the Amer'ika and Cincinnati.
Whin the twvo stewards fi'om the
Cincinnat i, in thoir uniformis, wer'e
espied( on the ploer, the cr'owd~ jostled
them. Lboth resistedl and were joinied
by a watchmian on the (lock. The
three men were beaten badly before
thmey were rescued by police.
The crowd, angeredi by the resetue,
throw stones at the big liners, smash
lng piort hole glasses and deck fittings,
and striking several sailors on the
The mol) then rushed to the main
1 attended) has made groat strides in
material things in'a third of a century.
Then the preaching %was under a
brush arbor-the lights were en rthen
stands on which wvere piled resinous
Pine "rich lightered"--the negroes,
especially the fenliale portion, dressed
cOmically an(I all dressed their hair
liko the gal Uncle Remus liked "What
wrav up her hatr wid 'a sting.'' They
have now a commodious church build
ing, well seated, well lighted by ghs,
and a11 Were well dressed. The oddr,
too, Wias good, the house was filled,
aid to their credit be it said, there
was n1o misbehaviour. Jake Fluiley led
the singing and it was good. I make
special mention of the verse they sang,
with bowed heads and through their
n0oses,-it souided like a 1ipe organ.
The ext thle prealcher ook was- a
very appropriate one.for the occasion
as the meeting, closed that night
"The harvest is past, the summalner is
ended and ye are not yet saved." He
got into a little too deep water when
lie first started off but after he got
back to his text he did well-in fact
I've heard worse sermons. "Brethren
my text will 'be found in Jeremiah
lie was a prophet and irophets are
preachers--preachluig, brethren, is
proplhesying. There were. two classes
of prophets, de major and do minor.
The major pro phets is what wrote de
long chapters, do minor prophets
didil't write lm1ore than two. Another
thing about Jeremiah was i'e wooped
a lot, he was called de weeping pro
phet. Crowds alw)ays went to lear,'
Jeremiah preach. They loved to sce
him weep. Now they wenit to liear
Peter preach cAiuse lie nas a fiery ora
tor aid Paul---they loved to. hear Paul
cause he was a philosopher--he durg
down deep into the stratilled science.
Ile knowed all about the flashing
asteroids dat sweeped across de heav
ens wid flery tails". After his pre
liminary remarks as I flave stated, he
did very well, his illustrations were
good and to the Point. Soie of the
good thoughts I pass on to you. "I
haven't preached much to yout about
de golden streets anld de harp and
crown--what. I'm interested in is Hlow
is you wvalking here? Learn how to
live here-how ti ireat yore ntuglihbor
right here---learn how to walk right
on de old hills about oeky, den
you'll have no trouble'when you reach
de streets of gold." Another1 thing I
have not no patience with is the
cliurch1 member wlat iioved4 about and
has no church nowhere-.his letter is
over yonder and lie is over here--the
It ruth of the business is ie ought to
be arrested for vagrancy!"
The singing appealed to me the
most. ilow would you like, to hear an
old time darkey of the Uncle Rlemus
type rise and sing in sweet alto voice
as only a negro can
"I have a mother at the beautiful gate
She's a waitinag an' er' watching for
Tihe shouting they d~p ntoW cpnsists4
of wavinig the hands and keepink timeic
\vith music as their heels sitrike the
floor. For days the picture of several
waving their hands wvhile this sonig
like the sound of many wvaters hias
rung In my ears.
Oh! death dotn't you come after' me,
For l 'm not ready ter go.
The Unitedl States customs station
wvas stonied but etight officers for'ced
the crowvd hack at the lpoint of re
volvers. Shots wvere fired in the altr
and~ wvere anIswveredl from the crowd,
buut later onCl bulle(t wvoun ds (colId he
Ollcers usedl their lbs buf few of
lie di stu rbetrs bore marks of the friay.
The Nor'th square dicoa'ders resuilt
from the attemp'lt o (f some of thle re
se rvist s to make fellow count rytmen,
whlo were niof going t) sail with thiemi,
shtouIt theirt all eg!a nce to thiir flag
atcod~tlintg to th le poli1ce. Offle'ers at
tetetd to (queli these small disturb
a nees only to have both sides turn
otn thletnt, and stone's wvere thrown and
kniv'es drawvn by the crowd. One' of
t~eer wvas slashed across the cheek andl
'Thle C'anopie sailed for Naples just
before mtidnaighit. Ollicersu in chuarge
of the reservists said there were 1,3 10
resei'vlsts in the steer'age (luarters
and a few in the cabins. 'They claImed
all were aboard ship whelin the t rou
How to Tell If It Is Silver.
To dlistinguisah silver fromi white
metal the Jeweler and Metalworker
gives the following directionis: Rub
on a iece of slate, wet the streak
with dlilulte nitric acid, by which it to
dissolved, and then add a drop or two
Iof hydrochloric acid from the end of a
glass rod, when a curdy white precipl
tate is formed which does not disap
pear on the adition of a small or
large quantity of water, being, In fact,
indissoluble in this, while nmost other
metals will not be thus affected.
LEAVES I1S ESTATE
TO CONNIE MAXWELL
Laban 'Mauldin. Bequentlies About
A3,o to Build Memorial to Wife at
Hasley, Aug. 13.-The will of the
late Laban Mauldin was opened and
read yegterday morning. The Connie
Maxwell orphanage of Greenwood re
celved iractically the entire estate.
Mr. Mauldin was a trustee of this in
stitution, giving it much thought and
Rti1ention during his lifetime.
The , will Provided that Walter
Evatt, nephew of Nir. Mauldin, was
to receive the house and lot, loeated
on Smith streCt, in whiclh Mr. I.vatt
Vow lives, and left $500 in cash to
M,s. Charlie Thomas, niece by mar
riage of Mr. Mauldin. These were the
oily persons who received be~juests,
the remainder of the estate got*ng to
tho orphanage. Included in the or
pIhanage bequest are the residence in
which Mr. Mlauldin lived, situated on
a large lot on Mainx street. and ii a
most desirable part of town, a small
house and lot located on Smith street,.
one block from Main street; two
farms of 280 acres, situated about two
or three miles from town, and all per
sonal property. The total value of
this is approximately $13,000. All
this property, according to the will,
Is to be sold and the proceeds to be
given to the orphanage to build a
home at the orphanage called the
Mrs. Laban Mauldin home. The
amount to be expended for' this home
l: not speeifled, hut the amount left
niter the completion of it is to be
placed as an endowment fund for the
Waller Ratt was named as one
rx'.cntor and another I, to he selected
from he board of trustees of the or
Plies Cured In 6 to 14 Dys
lour druggist will refund money if PAZO
DINTME.NT falls to cure any case of Itching,
Blind. Bleedingor Protruding Piles in6to 14 days.
rhe fits! coArincfth,' rvpina YL'ec and ReL Soc
New ilnnery--i lav'e Opened u1p an
'ntirely noew stor pfapfle ginning out
'it inl the Watts Nli l ginnery and wit;
tipreiate the patronage of the pub
le. Will begin operation about "F-11
ovhier 1oth. Ili'ing me your cottoni.
i. COKE Git.\Y.
Whenever You Need a Generat Tonk
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
thill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains the
well known tonic propertiesof QUINTNI1
and IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drive.,
out Malaria, Ituriches the Bliood and
Builds up the Whole System. 50 cents.
Six Stores c
and best va
hats, Caps, Hoi
Men's and Bo
tions and Rack
ing during the:
it wvill pay
member we seI
houses ask for
I 1000 BARGAINS
No. 1 Store 210 V
BE'ITElI VALUE AmYS 'Ii IJEST
FOR LESS PRICE A'r A LIITLE LESS.
The Firm that Sells the Best for I.ess
Opportunity calls at every man's door, and it is
your fault if you do not take advantage of it.
We are nhaking preparation for a big fall business
along all lines. We will soon begin getting in New
Goods---New Styles---New Fabrics---all to sell at at=
tractive prices. It is our purpose to actually save you
money on every purchase you make with us, not only
in dollars and cents but in the value w6 give. We
ask you to keep your eyes on this space and watch
for the arrivals of New Fall Goods in Ladies' Ready
to-wear, Dry Goods, JN6tions, Silks, Millinery, Etc.'
Also Men's Goods, Clothing, Furnishings, Shoes,
Hats, etc. We will continue to sell at lowest prices
for Cash and shall appreciate your patronage.
Big Store A4
.flEN'PS FOR AGETS FOR
1'. i. C()HSE'I JNO. It. STETSON HATS
ron Racket Buyers
f'rom thei Market
they made some big purchases for their
onsisting of the most popular styles
lues for this fall and winter.
lats, Shoes, Dry Goods, Dress Goods, Millinery,
siery, LnderweaIr, Suspenders, Neckwear, Gloves,
S ts, Boys' Schocl Suits and Dress Suits,
cke Goods, Tablets, P4ncils, Candy, Box Paper
e C7 Lcks ., Toilet Articles, Standard Medicines,
:ts iasRgs, Window Sha*des, Tin ware, Glass.
(ineedwar 1adhofsands of other Novelties, No
etGo-iacad fmrchantdise will be arriv:.
next o weerk . S1
you to vi'sit our two stores often this fall and re!
samic goods 10 to 35 per cent. less than other
the sr-tm-e goods.
Red Iron Racket for Bargains
aBURNS & COMPANY
ALWAYS BUSY. THERE'S A REASON [i0i-An-GAINS
/est Laurens St. Next to Branletts Shop. No. 2 Store South Side of Public
Square, 0. B. Simmon's Old Stand