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STILES R. MELLICHAMP, Editor.
G. W. WHITEHEAD,
PUBIJSHER AND BUSINESS MaNAOEK.
WS^. We are in no way responsible for the
views or opinions of our Correspondents.
10 CONSER VA TFVES.
In the coming election your duty is
plain, nnd all we ask Is, that you will
come out and present your full force on
election day, hud tho rest we leave to
your intelligence. .Because wo have
no ticket of ovr own in tho;field, is no
reason for us to stay away from tho
polls. On the contrary, there never was
a time, when duty called moro loudly
upon its to come out, and do our best
for honesty and reform,
It is true both state tickets are Re
publican, but tho ouo is supported by
the King, is suspiciously connected
with past corrupt administrations,
and gives no hope of improvement in
the future; while the other, ?1though
equally Republican', is supported by
the people, and is headed by a man
whose honesty of character seems to be
conceded even by his political oppo
We call upon you, therefore, to come
out with your whole strength, if you
wish to overthrow thoRing, and cstab
Jish good and honest government. We
know that the repeated failures of tho
past have had a depressing effect upon
you, and engendered a species of apa
thy, which is criminal and suicidal.
To overcome this is your imperative
duty. It is becoming too popular to
say we have nothing to do with politics.
We know it is disgusting, but wc should
never forget that "eternal vigilance is
the price of liberty'' and it is unmanly
to shun duty, because it is disagreeable.
The prcepeet of defeating the Ring,
in this election is bright, and it can bo
done, if the Conservatives do their
part. Every thing now is favorablo
and encouraging. Every Conservative
therefore, who stays at home on tho
day of election, is asbad as the soldier
who is out of place on the day of battle.
Orangeburg has always done her
duty, and we expect her to do it again.
All you can do is to come and cast
your vote, and if through indiffeicuce
or selfishness, you neglect this simple
duty, you injure your neighbor, nnd
forfeit tho name of a good citizen.
The great successes of tho "Demo
cratic party iu tho North and West are
indications that the people of the Uni
ted States are beginning to lay aside
prejudices, aud view things iu their
true light. Tho sins and follies, of
Southern Republicanism,as well 08 the
exaggerated accounts of Democratic
insurbordination, are, at last,* being
detected, and as a cousequeuce a
revolution is taking place in tho
popular mind, which will ultimately
result in a change of national admin
istration. It is therefore of tho utmost
importance that the Conservatives,
however heavily thoy may bo oppressed
should maintain their prudence and
Belf control, as any other course would
only prolong the day of their deliver
There are but two courses, revolu
tion or conciliation. Half way meas
ures won't do. The South has chosen
conciliation. Let us then work on this
line until wo have thoroughly tested
CANDID AND COMMENDABLE.
The correspondent of tho Union
Herald (Republican) writing to his
paper from Anderson C. H., October
6th, on the subject of the Conservative
Convention there, for the sake of con
ciliation, agreeing to mnko no part}
"I think this is nn evidence, and nn exeep
tional one, of good feeling between the races,
and a clear cubc of generosity on the part of
the conservative*, as they haven decided ma
In 1870 the vote in Anderson county
stood: Carpenter, 1808; Butler, 1082;
Scott, 1475; Rnnsicr, 1-15J ?
If some of the Republican counties
would follow tho example of Anderson,
wo would have nothing to say, ns wo
did Inst week, about "Wnsted Liber
? * ^
The Democrats arc sweeping every
thing in the North and West, ns tho
following dispatch from Washington
"In figuring up tho result of the
elections for members of the next Con
grens that have taken place in nino
States, it iv seen that the Democrats
gain fifteen members, aud havo actu
ally overcome thoRndical majority of
twenty-seven which the same States
had in the lust Congress, and hnvo iu
Ktcad a majority of two, making a net
gain of fifteen Congtcssmcu."
Ms. Editok?To those who heard
tho Bormon.oii baptism preached by
Rev. T. S, Hnllmdu at Trinity church
on tho 1st Sunday in September, and
the reply by Rev. ?. L Hartley at
Santee church on the 4th Sunday in
August, I cannot refrain from saying
a few words; but after thjs I will trpUj
ble you no more. As to the various
lidiculous, unkind, unchristian minore
of every class,: color,. shade and disC
cription afloat, I am entirely uncon
cerned. It is a matter of small conse
quence what harsh remarks maybe
made by prejudiced; persons on either
side against tho opposite. The truth
is not, in the slightest degree, affected
by these. Facts are stubborn things,
and are not easily hidden, nor des
Church membership is not baptism.
It will never open the gates of Heaven
to any who do not love the Lord Jesus
Christ, I care not what name he bears.
Exceedingly few persons in this world
are free from prejudice. I except no
denomination whatever. This is meant
for every eye which may fall upon it.
Each is anxious to be regarded, by
his neighbor, as a Christian. Each
decidedly opposed to being unchurched
and considered unfit for heaven. Now
mark me, this is not religion. Church
membership by dipping is not religion;
c!lurch membership by sprinkling is
not religion. I do not undertake to
say who are Christians and who are not,
nor do I say who will be admitted into
Heaven, or who. will not, God is the
judge, each will receive from him, his
portion, and I know God cannot be
deceived. I repeat, whether aware of
the fact or not,, exceedingly few per
sons in this world, of any denomina
tion, are entirely free from prejudice.
Are you a Baptist? Mr. Holman said
immersion was of recent origin, an or
dinance of man, unscripturnl, not sub
mitted to by Christ, nor practiced by
his apostles or early Christians. He
gave in proof of thia definitions from
eight or ten Greek lexicons, a list of
prepositions from grammar, and said
it could be abundantly proved, by the
history of the church. If so, you have
not obeyed the command, to be bap
tized. Are you a Fedobaptist ? Mr.
Hartley said, oprinkling as a baptism
was never known, until one or two hun
dred years after Christ and not gener
ally permitted for benlthly persons
until about the thirteenth century; was
uuscriptural; not practiced by Chirst
and tho Apostles; came from the Pope
of Koine, and an invention of man. In
proof of this he gave definitions from
eight or ten Greek lexicons, quotations
from such Pedobaptist scholars mid
Theologians as, Dr. Adam Clark,John
Wesley, John Calvin, Baxter, Martin
Luther, Stuart, Anthou, Dodridge,
Barns, Campbell, Mosheim, Meander
and others, and said there weie many
others. If so, you have not obeyed the
command to be baptised.
It is not my purpose to say who is
correct. Mr. Holman says he investi
gated the subject for himself; let euch
likewise examine for himself. Nei
ther is my purpose to say whether you
may get to heaven on yonrpresent bap
tism or not, bo it immersion or sprink
ling. I only ask this question, if you
are a Baptist, would you cheerfully
submit to be sprinkled, rather than
not obey your Lord? If you area
Pedobaptist, would you cheerfully go
under the water, rather than not
obey your Lord ? If you anBV/cr no,
I ask you to do yourself this one favor.
Look up in your saviors face und say:
Dear Savior, I love myself best.would
rather pleaso myself, when you gave
the command, you had no idea, how
hard it would be to make euch a sac
rifice of ones feelings.
Just aa well say this, as to feel it.
Jesus knows it already, and it will be
to your interest to do it without delay
you will then Bee the rebellion in your
heart which will assuredly bar you
from Heaven. Now, I do not ask each
of you, are you willing to risk your
baptism; but are you willing to risk this
feoling'of insubordination? Willing
to risk your only chance of Heaven on
a heart preferring its own pleasure? If
you arc not willing and anxious, to
submit to tho King of Kings there is
something worse wrong than your bap
tism. Do not deceivo yourself; you are
not what you think you are. The time
will como whon it will be too Into to
remedy tho wrong, too late to mako
corrections. Look yo to it now.
I will submit a test by which each
may know himself, whether lie is a
subject of the King of Kings, and
whether he loves him as ho is required
to uo, or not.
Itotiro to a secret place, got down
upon your knees, and with your hand
on your hear t .look up by faith into your
Redeemer's face, feeling the full sense
of what yon do, and say : My blessed
Savior Thou knowest all things, Thou
knowest that I do love Thee, and am
willing and anxious to know and do
Thy- will in all things. Thou know
cat that I would gladly submit-to be
sprinkled to obey Thee,or would gladly
'be burie'd in the water to obey Thee,
I would cheerfully know and do just
as Thou wiliest. If you can repeat
these words feeling their full meaning,
I think you can venture to believe
your self not only a christain, but one
free from prejudice.
If there is one, a member of any
church whatever, who feels that he
cares not to think at all on the subject,
would rather cast the whole contemp
tuously aside and go boldly and care
lessly on, I would say that if he is not
in the broad road to eternal death, his
religion is of extremely doubtful char
acter; better not venture to die with it.
There is but one opportunity and you
have that now. C. D.
(Continued from last Week.)
In the 3rd chapter of Mat bow, 5th
verse, it is said, "Then went out to him
Jerusalam and all Juden, and all the
region round about Jordan, aud were
baptised of him in Jordan." Greek
volubility prevents his repeating the
ternftnus of the 6th verse; confessing
their sins. He should have also read
the 7th and 8th verses: "But when he
saw many of the Pharisees and'Snd
ducees come to his baptism, he said
unto thom,oh generations of vipers,who
hath warned you to flee from the wrath
to come?. Bring forth fruits, meat for
repentauce.v Every body until Mr II.
has always understood this, as mean
ing simply that a great many from
Jerusalem and from Juden and.from
round about Jordan went out to John's
baptism, but Mr. H. has found out bet
tor, and not a part, but the the entire
population of Jerusalem and those re
gions, men, women and children, more
than six millions seven thousand (am
I correct?) Mr H. says were sprinkled
by John. He says these .millions of
course were not immersed, since it
would take John three years according
to his calculation, to immerse one half,
but then he shows how John would
sprinkle them very easily. Well 1 can
folly go auy further than thlst^lhat
John sprinkled the whole of Palestine,
Jews,Samaritans,aud Kornaus. Surely
uo one but Mr. IIaIIman would father
such an "idea." We think if it is new
that it is a "ridiculous mus.'v We
wish, since Mr. H. is disposed to un
derstand somethings literally, ho would
not strain so hard to get round the
plain literal meaning of baptism.
Third, Mr. IPs. article shows his
bitter sectarian feeling. What else but
the bitterest sectarianism could have
led him to make the wholesale charge
upon the baptist ministry of plagua
rism. Baptists believe they have tho
truth and feel that it is their duty to
bring all men to the knowledge of the
truth, clearly and in full, before those
who can understand it, and leave its ac
ceptance, or rejection with them. They
never practice their pre3elytism upon
"the weaker sort," poor, helpless in
By tho way, are those baptists, if
there are such, who join the Lutherans
"of tho weaker sort?" or does tho rule
work only one way ? We think that
those Lutheraus, that the proselyting
baptists about Santee succeeded in lead
ing away," are rather of tho stronger
sort, or why those whale efforts to keep
them from going to the baptists. It is
right here the shoe pinches; of course
they aro of the "weaker sort" now, bo
cause they are baptists.
In charging her members with try
ing for several years to proselyte his
Trinity church and its pastor, Mr. H.
has certainly made a terrible blunder.
Wo suppose that prosody tism, in the
sense in which he uses it, means such a
desire and zeal to get members.and win
converts from other denominations,
that unfair, secret - and unchristian
measures aro used, to compass the ob
ject. Well can Baptists practico such
a proselytism as this? If they do, wo
unhesitatingly say that those of them
who do use such means, deservo con
tempt. Baptists have but'one baptism,
Immersion?apd all who come to them
havo to come that despised, unpopular
and according to some, indecent way.
Woll, now, Mr. H, didn't you ?fter to
immerse ono of those very persons you
call "tho weaker sort," if ho would re
main a Lutheran? That is, to get a
member, you will do that very thing,
immerse him?which you are preach
ing against, writing against and pray
ing against aud which you believe or
profess to believe, to bo uuscriptural
and wrong. A. B. Ignoramus.
Furchgott, Benedict & Co., Charleston,8 Q.
are offering cno of the largest stocks of Dry
Goods, ana Car nets in the Unite*-States.
Parties in.front-of tho same, will sore from
25 to 30 per cent, by ordering from them.
They aro prepared to fiend eamulca on nnpli
cation. All retail orders over* $10 will be
Bent free of charge to any part of the South
ern States. Remit by P. O. Order, Express,
or Draft drawn to order, or Goods will bo
sent C. O. D.
CHARLESTON, S. O.
Das been entirely renovated, and refurn
i fihcd throughout. It Is most cent rely altua
ted, on King, near Market Street; lor the
travelling public. I solicit their patronage.
Board per dav $2.60
MR8. MARIA OPDEBEECK,
Oct 15?2m Proprietress.
JLirxJCi a?zj\j*J]S I?
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ORAST GEB?RG AGRICULTURAL
find MECHANICAL ASSOCIATION
will bcqin on
Tuesday Nov. 8rd? 13 m
amd CONTINUE till
Friday Nov. 6th( 5 p. m
ADDMissioN 50 cent< each day.
Children under 12 yenea half Brie?.
TOUNAMENT 2nd day
BA8E BALL 3rd day.
DISTRIBUTION OFPUMIUMS 4thday,
Annual Address, 3rd day by
MAJOR T. W. WOODWARD,
President ol the State Agricultural Society.
Persons wishing to enter Stock will
aid the Directors by applying to the
Secretary and selecting their stalls or
Arrnngemens have boon made with
the South Carolina Railroad, fur tho
Transportation of articles and Animals
for Exhibition for one charge of freight
Visitors will get Exsurtions Tickets
for tho week.
Full Brass Baud in attendance.
For further particulars, see Pam
phlet, which can be obtained of
Secretary and Treasurer,
Or either of the Directors, "
Dr. W. F. BARTON.
L. R. BECKWJTH,
Capt. F. H. W. BRIGG MAN,
J. G. WANNAMAKER,
M. J. KELLER,
O. B. RILEY.
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