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1fJittl and Me
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
THE LAST OF THE CONFERENCE.
The one hundredth and seven
teenth session of the South Caro
lina- Conference closed last night,
}nd many of the preachers are now
- speding away to their homes as
fast as steam can carry them. The
session was one of unusual har
mony; even in the debates where
great issues were at stake the ut
most good will and feeling obtained.
This is to be highly commended.
If men who minister at the altars
of the church and preach "peace on
earth and good will to all men" do
not in the midst of their weightiest
contentions and polemic contests
set the world a g. od example, then
the gospel of Christ would be
"made of none effect".
Men of deep religious convictions
are also men of strong and positive
convictidns on any vital question,
and the ministry is not given to
prophecying smooth things, but for
the most part it may be said in
those instances where they meet on
the Conference floor to settle their
contentions it is generally done in
the most manly way. The "Priest
ly spirit" may now and then be
seen, but as a usual thing those
who rely on their priestly dignity
are relegated to the rear, and hard
common sense and good judgment
In material things the past year
seems to have been one of great
prosperity. A number of new
churches have been built, and a few
of them thoroughly modern in
The salaries of the preachers and
the benevolent collections ordered
by the Conference were more nearly
paid during the past year than per
haps during any previous year in
the more recent historyof Method
ism in this State. The mission of
Methodism, in the years that have
* gone by, has been largely one of
4 ingathering; now there is a change.
The great Church is trying to edify
and develop the masses which have
been gathered into the folds of the
church. It is evident to one who
watched the proceedings of the
Conference day after day that the
influence of Bishop and preachers is
directed to this end. Methodism
can no more rely op numbers mere
ly and expect to succeed than China
* can afford to rely on her millions for
* protection. If the great masses of
the Methodist Church imbibe the
spirit of its leaders and swing into
the line of action and progress the1
Church may make the most brilliant
periodof its history in the twentieth
There are 757 Methodist churches
N. in South Carolina, with a member
ship of nearly eighty thousand-a
following of over one hundred
thousand-this is a vast army and
when once aroused to enthusiasm
for missions, education or any other
great work, may accomplish won
During the year 1902-3 the Con
ference proposes to raise fifty thous
and dollars for Columbia Female
College, the whole amount to be
expended in enlarging the present
plant at olumbia. This is a most
laudable undertaking. That church
which looks well to the education
of its daughters may have little fear
of the future. Put educated, re
fined and consecrated motherhood
by the side of every cradle in the
Southland and the product will be
manly men and devoted woman
hood. May the Church succeed i?n
all of its great undertakings.
The Herald and News is under
-obligations for many courtesies and
much assistance in getting up our
Conference Daily to the very effi
cient secretary of the Conference,
the Rev. E. 0. Watson, and we
desire thus publicly to express
our appreciation of his many kind
nesses. He is not only an efficient
secretary but he is also onae of the
ablest pulpit orators in the Coi.
ence and we predict a bright future
for him and we shall be gratified at
any success which may attend the
labor of his hands.
Ex-Speaker Thos. B. Reid died
in Washington. In his death one of
the unique characters in the politics (
9f the country is removed. As
spoaker of the National House of
Representatives he was known as -
CzrRi-yvru o i rirr
Crueings bt witue ital heis rbitrry
ablein.u ihi llh a ey
THOMAS B. REED DEAD.
LAST HOURSOF THE FAMOUS EX-SPEAKER
OF THE HOUSE.
The End Comes After a Very Short Illness.
He Was at the Capitol on Monday and
Witnessed the Opening of Gongress.
Washington, D. C., December 6.
-Thos. Brackett Reed, former
Speaker of the House of Repre
sentatives and for many years prom
inent in public life, died here to
night at 12.1o o'clock, in his apart
ment in the Arlington Hotel. The
immediate cause of his death was
A change for the worse was
noted in Mr. Reed's condition early
this morning. At 9 30 o'clock he
was given a subcutaneous saline
transfusion in order to stimulate
his kidneys, which were failing to
perform their proper fu~nction At
5 o'clock this afternoon saline sulu
tion again was admini,tered, about
three quarts of fluid being used.
The heart became weaker and
weaker, but the patient retained
consciousness unril ii o'clock to
night, when a complete coma came
At the bedside when he died
were Mrs. Reed and Miss Catharine
Reed, Drs. Gardner, McDonald and
Goodnow and the nurses. Dr.
Goodnow, who had been in consul
tation with the local physicians on
Thursday, was again summoned
from Philadelphia this afternoon,
and arrived here at 9.30 toright.
Mr. Reed's mind was in such a
state during the day that he did
not realize the seriousness of his
condition He was cheerful and
conversed with those about his bed
side. When it became apparent
that he would not survive his illness
the wife and daughter were noti
fied, and they remained constantly
at the bedside until the distin
guished patient breathed his last.
With only a faint hope of saving
his life oxygen was administered
continuously throughout the day.
It was stated tonight that Mr.
Reed had been suffering from
Bright's Disease for some time,
which reached the acute stage to
day, and this furnished an addi
tional cause for alarm. Mr. Reed
passed away peacefully and with
out peacefully and without pain.
No arrangements have been made
for the funeral.
Mr. Reed reached Washington
on Sunday, having come to attend
to some matters in the United States
Supreme Court. He was at the
capitol on Monday, visiting with
friends and former associates in
Congress and witnessed the con
vening of the 57th Congress. Ap
parently he was enjoying good
health, but later in the day he called
on Dr. F. A. Gardener and com
plained of gastric distress. The
following day his physician com
pelled him to remain in bed, while
a diagnosis was made of his condi
tion. Mr. Reed was strongly
averse to staying in bed, but a rise
in temperature made it imrperative
that he remain quiet. Symptoms
of appendicitis appeared, though
his condition at that time was not
considered as alarming. A trained
nurse remained with him through
out Tuesday night and the patient
showed signs of improvement.
Mrs. Reed and daughter, Miss
Kittie, arrived on Wednesday and
have since remained with Mr. Reed
at the Arlington Hotel. On Thurs
day the physicians announced that
the appendicitis symptoms were
abating, but that kidney trouble
had developed, giving a more seri
us aspect to the case. Dr. W. C.
Goodnow was summoned from
Philadelphia for consultation. An
attack of nausea Friday night dis
tressed the patient considerably be
ause of his weakened condition.
Today's bulletin offered little or no
Messrs. Aull & Miller, who are
onducting a livery business at
omaria, have just returned from
tlanta with the first drove of
nules ever brought to this town.
ALL PERSONS ARE FORBIDDEN
under the penalty of the law to
espass by hunting fishing or otherwise
a the lands of the undersigned.
JNO. S. RUFF.
W. P. LOMINICK.
CHRIS. S. RUFF.
~OY DIXIE'S ARE NOT IN IT.
'- all and examine the Crescent
'low. The best ever offered.
STTMME ROS. 1
117th ANNUAL SESSION
COMES TO AN END.
ENDED WITH THE READING OF APPOINT
MENTS LAST NIGHT.
Held in the Opera House and Attended By
Probably the Largest Crowd the Build
ing Has Ever Held.
The Methodist Conference fin
ished the business of its one hun
dred and seventeenth annual ses
sion, and reached adjournment at
10.25 o'clock lht nicht.
REV. W. u.. rOWER.
The night session was held in
the opera house, and probably nev
er in its history has the opera house
held a larger crowd. The appoint
ments, of course, created the inter
est, though large crowds have at
tended each session of the Confer
ence in Newberry.
The report of the Epworth Or
phanage, showing the past year to
have been the most successful in
its history, was submitted, and a
few remarks, reviewing the work,
were made by the superintendent,
W. B. Wharton.
Greenville was selected as the
next place of meeting, and the cus
tomary resolutions of thanks were
The exercises were opened with
devotional exercises conducted by
Rev. W. C. Power.
For Greater Accuracy.
*A resolution was offered propos
ing that, in order to secure as great
accuracy as possible, at each session
of Conference the Presiding Elders,
constituting a nominating commit
tee, sniall nominate an auditing
committee, to be composed of one
lay and one clerical delegate from
each dibtrict; and that each statisti
cal report shall pass through the
hands of this committee before its
publication in the records.
Sermorr to Undergraduates.
The following resolution was
offered and adopted:
!!Resolved, That on the opening
afternoon of our Conference a ser
mon before the undergraduates of
this body shall be preached; and
that hereafter the committee on
education shall nominate the preach
er to deliver the same.
"Resolved, That Rev. Jno. E.
Carlisle be appointed to preach
said sermon in 1903, and that Dr.
Geo. W. Walker be alternate in
The Epworthn Orphanage.
The report of the Epworth Or
phanage was submitted. This re
port showed that during the past
year 31 children were received ; 25
were dismissed ; five completed the
school curriculum; two are attend
ing the Columbia Female College,
their expenses being provided by
friends; to have been returned to3
their mothers, and 5 to their fath
ers; 3 have been adopted into good
omes; and one secured a good
self-supporting position in busi
ess ; one was expelled. T be re
port showed the present attendance
o be 104 and the institution in a
ost healthy condition. Among
he improvements mentioned it -
was stated that the memorial build
ng is almost completed ; and im
rovements have been made in the o
ormitories and cottages, and on ti
he farm and about the campus.
During the current year a legacy]
equeathed by Mrs. Martha A. 2~
emon amounting to $1814.07, and -
tract of land of 200 acres donated
y J. WV. McLeod were received.
he Orphanage was reported en
irely out of debt.
The plan of monthly collections
r the Orphanatge; that the pas
:rs make a special appeal to their
ioeatons fordng the ecton of
heonmans buldng Rev. the re.
ppron, upmntnent, v were B.
-hArtn spenintdn fth era
irged The plant of the Orphan
Ige, the Board reported, is now es
timated at $6o.ooo.
Rev. W. B Wharton, superin
tendent, reviewed the work of the
past year and urged greater efforts
:n the part of the pastors in be
half of the institution.
Collections for Orphanage.
Rev. W. I. Herbert took a pub
lic collection for the Orphanage,
amounting to $849 31. He start
ed the list with $50.0o for his
moti.er. He said he knew if his
father were here he would do this,
and he supplemented it with $25
for his wife. This together with
subscriptions by members of the
Board makes a total of $1184.31.
The report of the committee on
rr.inutes was submitted and adopted.
The committee on Books and
Periodicals commended the litera
ture now being distributed among
the churches including the Chris
tian Advocate and the Southern
Resolution of Thanks.
The following resolutions of
thanks were offered by Rev. Jno.
U. Wilson and adopted :
Resolved, That :ie thanks ol this
body are hereby given to the citi
ztns of Newberry for their hearty
welcome and their unstinted and
Resolved, That the cou itesies of
the churches of other denominations
during our sessions are highly ap
Resolved, That the Conference
properly values the reduced rates
of travel allowed by the railways.
Resolved, That the interest and
enterprise of The Newberry Herald
and News in publishing a daily
Conference paper shall be grate
fully remembered, and the Confer
ence also recognizes the kindness
of The Newberry Observer, The
State, The News' and Courier, The
Charleston Evening Post and other
papers in making helpful reports of
the personnel and proceedings of
Jno. 0. Wilson.
H. W. Bays.
L. F. Beaty.
S. H. Zimmerman.
Next 1leeing in Greenville.
Greenville and Spartanburg were
nominated as the place for holding
the next session. Greenville was
chosen and the vote made unani
Fellow citizens please allow me to men
That the Methodist preachers are now
[n the historic and grand old city of
Al radiant, jubilant and merry.
But, alas! before they had answered to
the roll call,
The chickens and turkeys began to
[t is feae that before they all get
ready to go,
rhere will be but few chickens left to
[f you will allow me my mind to speak,
[ hope they will adjourn in less than a
And though the chickens left will not
Perhaps we may find a rooster, a duck
or a guinea.
Methodist preachers, like the hawk and
are known to be extremely fond of
leally, I'm afraid they'll leave nothing
For the laymen to crack with hammer
ut we will not envy them their rich
or at home we sometimes leave them
o let us allow them at least once a
o have a rich and full Benjamin's
;F ARE STILL SELLING SUGAR
V20 lbs. for $1 SUMMER BROS.
Flour! Flou! Hlour!
" CARS JUST RECEIVED. YOU
) can't afford to buy before getting
2r latest prices, eveybarrel guaran
sed. SUMMER BRO.
LO000 BOXES BEST FAN TO
L alonatKeye Samn.Regular
/ Water man's
I DEA L
IAKES ITS MARK AROUND TH
LWorld. Satisfaction given or
ey refunded. Prices of Pens, $2.50,I
.00, $4.00 and $5.00. For sale by
EV. JOHN L. RAY, Agt.,I
Plae Mf O,l duin cneene
PNae ofsCHLe rinOnfernce
MRTTTATiTRT CHTTRCH '
Tho ZinFP or:
A cordial invital
to all members o'
to call at JamiE
Emporium and s<
play. It consists
for all occasions
of the best tailori
and splendid fabi
ation always sett
when it comes to
and Jamieson g
the prices are alv
Clothing he sells.
A Shoe Qi:
presents itself al:
and Jamieson ca
so well as to sh<
stock he carries I
thing desirable i
The finest disp
anywhere in all d
and these goods
seen to be admir<
We again expr
that the member
should drop in to
or not they need
line. If they do
we will be more t
make it to their ir
Lheir purchases ai
0. . JI
The Had to F(
ion is extended
e the great dis
made in the art
ng, latest styles,
ic. A consider
[es in the price
rays right on the
~o at this time,
n suggest here
es because the
~as in it every
ay tobe found
need only to be
ess our desire
see us whether
mything in our
an pleased to
our stiore. I
Full Line of
Fr Young ani Old.
Alarm Clo cks,
String Silver Ware,Brs
Table Cultery, Fancy
Glasses Fitted to Suit the
~criptions. Watches and
At Old Stand of Dr. Pelham