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TILOS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16,1896. THE STATE BAPTIST COI VENTM -f Citadel Square Baptist Church Charleston, December 2-8 1896. Two hundred and fourteen years have passed and gone since the first Baptist church in the Southern States was planted in the city of Charleston. This church still stands, known as the "Old First" and I with little change, and was one of - the principal cen tres of interest during the recent State Baptist Convention. What of history have Baptists made in all these years. What have been the fruits of that one plant, nurtured and loved for so many years by our denomination. Ol der, as Baptists claim, than St. Michael's itself, it is the "mother of churches." Within the circuit of its massive walls have echoed ^the voiceB of such men as Dr. Rich ard Furman, (whose prayer, during the Revolutionary war, it is said the British feared more than a brigade of soldiers) and Dr. Basil Manly Sr.. who was one of Edge field's pioneer workers in the vine yard of the Lord. This ancient landmark was visited by many a bomb during the Confederate war, and its mighty walls did their part in resisting the onslaughts of the enemy. It was in this church that the first Baptists of the State met in organized church fellow ship and poured out their tears aud prayers for a strengthening of their brethren. It was here that the first Baptist Convention of iLis state was held, one hundred and forty-five years ago, at a time when there were but three other Baptist churches in South Caroli na, Welsh Neck, Ashley River and Euh aw. At this gathering there were but thirteen delegates. How proud should Baptists be of this time-worn edifice ; and yet for a period of several years this grand old church was practically desert ed, until Dr. Cuthbert of AikeD made it his work to call in the scattered Baptists and again by Divine aid, rejuvenate and strengthen it. But it is not of this church that we shall write more. The last Baptist State Convention of South Carolina assented in the Citadel Square church of Char leston the 2nd of December 1896 Of the thirteen who attended the first one, one hundred and forty five years ago none was left to see the fruit of their labors. Hov> Baptists have grown ! There are ir Charleston to-day three well estab lished Baptist churches and th? Citadel Square mission, whjob,waf The Citadel Square church to-da\ alone has 565 members more Bap tists than lived in the city belong ing to all the churches of this de nomination before the late war, It is now with them a period o? steady growth, and widening in fluence. The Sunday-school of this church averages an attend ance of about 250 members under th?' direction of officers and teach ers understanding their responsi bility. The people of the up-country did not expect such a geneious recep C tion as the Charlestonians extend ed to them, but they know now tha-: in the recent assembling of the Convention there was none of self displayed, just i.n open heart ed, liberal hospitality which could not be surpassed. Tho addresses of welcome to the visitors were made by Dr. David M. Ramsey, vpastor cf the Citadel Square church, and Col. J. Adger Smythe Mayor of the city. Their earnest greetings made all feel that Charleston was just another home. There was nothing to complain of but the weather for the first few days, and that the speakers said, was brought along by the delegates who as Bap tists deemed it highly appropriate to the cccasion. Dr. Charles Man ly repli sd to the welcome in feel ing language and made hosts and hostesses feel that their kindness was not in vain in the Lord. All the subjects of denomina- j tioual interest were discussed du ring the sessions: that of tho Sunday-school board of the South ern Baptist Convention, by Dr. J. M. Frost of Nashville Tenn. The Theological seminary at Louisville Kentucky by Dr. Kerfort. A col lection of over one thousand dol lars was raised in subscriptions for that interest. Furman University and the Greenville Female Cof lege wer. ably represented in the persons cf Dr. Charles Manly and Dr. Riley. Dr. T. M. Bailey, C. S. Gardner and O. L. Martin gave a new impetus to State mission work by their .inspiring speeches-. A collection was taken at this time to help erect a house of worship at Summerville. Dr. R, J, Willing ham who by some is considered tho most eloquent preacher iu the Southern Baptist Convention, and who ar. any rate is held in high es teem a& Corresponding Secretary of the loi.rd for Foreign Missions, made a meet stirring address on the subject of Foreign Missions. He also preached in the Citade Squar9 church Sunday morniugtol a crowded house, on the subject "Religion in the Home."-The clos- * ing exercises of the Convention consisted of Anniversary services Sunday evening the 6th, the 40th year since the dedication of the a Citadel Square church as a house a of worsh-p. At this service a h;s- s tory of tlte church was read by Da vid M. Ramsey D. D., and a termon s preached by Dr. Kerfort of the Theological Seminary. What will v, orne of orar sleepy-headed and lore sleepy-hearted people say, .hen we state that this sermon did int commence till half past nine 'clock p. m., and lasted fully an lour? Will the time ever come ..hen not alone Baptists, but all Jhristian people will awaken not inly to the darkness in heathen ands, but the spiritual shadows vhich hover about their own doors ind firesides I Coxey, the great populist, has ?enounced populism. Up to this time the Statu of South Carolina has received $175, )00 from her rum business. Judge Hudson, we believe, once said that the supreme court re versed itself as often as it reversed him. This is probably true, for the su preme court is composed of law yers certainly no better, so far as legal knowledge is concerned, than men of the stamp of Judge Hud son. The first commencement of Clemson College will begin De cember 12th and continue until December 16tb. The 15th will be commencement day, the commence ment address being delivered at ll o'clock a, m. On the 14th the Board of Trustees will meet in an nual session. The cadets unani mously invited Congressman Mc Laurin to deliver the commence ment address, but he had another engagement for that day and was forced to decline. There seems little doubt, that Gen. Antonio Maceo, the dauntless leader of the Cuban forces, has .>een killed. We) .tr appears to ! e suppressing the rebellion, but that Spain will ever "tranquillize" the Island of Cuba, so long as one Cu ban patriot lives, is an imposaibil ty, The Cubans are more deter mined upon securing home rule than even the Irish, who have for centuries given England much trouble. Ben Said This. In bis speech at Gaffney Bei: Tillman used the following lan guage : "Public opinion was in favor o the dispensary law and the peoph are only disgusted with its admin istratiou and the incipient rotten ness that stems to have crept inti it." Hicks on December. ! From about December 19 to Dt ' cember 23 there will occur one o 1 the most marked and violent storr ? periods of the winter, and espe j ? , - , -- r -.._??? o, ,^u?v,j?u' j / Earth, which wiil be at that tim : near the centers of their perturba r tioos, will exert a powerful an ' peculiar effect'upon the earth, an ? grave danger will threatea life am ' property on and along the Grea ; Lakes and ihe North Atlauti Coast. Destructive rains, with light ning and thunder in the far south changing to blizzards, sleet storm and serious blockades in the north ? ern districts of the country, ma; be expected along about Christina and the two 6ueceeding days. Tbj month will close with terrific win ter gales and an extreme col< wave that will sweep the couti nent. - The succeeding months of Jan uary and February will furnisl almost a repetition of the sever? weather of the coiling month, anc the citizens of America may ex peet to put in a long and seven winter in return for the unusuallj long and pleasant spell of autumn weather they have enjoyed. EDGEFIELD, S. C., Dec. 1st, 1896 By Par. VIII, General Order* No. 26, Head Quarters, South Carolina Division U. C. V: It becomes my duty to look af ter the organization of the Regi ment in Edgefield count). I there fore designate and appoint Mon day, the 4th day of January, 1897, the day for the meeting of the rep resentatives of Camps Abner Per rin, No. 367, Jim Tillman, No. 741, andMcHenry, No. 765, at Edge field, S. C. Commanders of Camps will take due notice thereof and govern themselves accordingly. John Kenuerl r, Commander of Abner Perrin Camp, No. 367. Weather for November. Weather Observer C. A. Long, of Trenton, sends us the following data of the weather for the month just ended: Max. T-mp.78; date 27th. Min. Temp. 36; date 30th. Mean temperature 62. Number of cl-ar days 8; 2 days missing. Prevailing direction of 7, south. Light frost 6th and 7th. Killing frost 9th and 10th but did not kill all vegetation. Precipitation. For November 1893, 1.85 inches. 1894, 2.77 inches. 1895, 2.18 uches. 1896, 3.08 inches. 10 mouth3 ending November 50th 1894, 51.44 inches. 10 months 1895, 53.37 inches. 10 months 1S9C, 41.18 inches. Groceries, staple and fancy, heavy , nd light, nieknacks in confectionary, t Jackson's fancy and staple grocery . tore. ; Everything in its season at Jack- ' ou's fancy grocery. Cherry cider at L. E. Jackson's-no rhiskey in it.; NEW COUNTIES. Some Pertinent Questions. MR. EDITOR : I am aware that in sxpreesing a line of thought on a public question counter to men who are popular aud whose plead ing have secured the largest fol low ing of trusting admirers I may in cur the displeasuse of those ad miring friends, but conscious of having right and force of reason on my side an impulse duty im pels me to refer again to the new county matter. I desire to call the attention of legislators to what I conceive to be a grea: error in present laws for establishing anew county. It ?B that the authority to shape a new county is left entirely in the hands of the sections to be made a new county. Under this law any town or city.with much enterprise can gb to work and obtain the consent of the townships contiguous to hfcr to form a n3w county, ?vhether tho shape or area is 6uch as to give outside adjoining areas the benefit of a small county or not, provided of course she takes in sufficient territory to make four hundred equare miles &c. She can get her county and wholly ignore other corner areas that need to be put in Borne new county in orrler lo en joy the conveniences of small counties. It must bo conceded by all fair minded men w'iowill study thc subject of small counties, that weean have better and more eco nomical couuty government in small counties than in large ones, both as to effective work of county officials and court expenses. The people demand small counties be cause of convenience of court house*- to their hom??, thus cost ing the individual less time and money to attend to his own affairs and to the public duties demanded of him as juror- &c. Thc state in its constitutional and legisla tive enactments admits ths justice of this demand by the people and provides for more and smaller counties. But to have Iberia coun ties properly shap'd so that th's wise policy can be enjoyed by Hie whole people of the State, is the quest'on now demanding our atten tion. I claim that no one section should have the absolute authority to set herself apart into a new county while disregarding other sections near her and thus forever ' deprive the latter of the conve ? menees of small counties. These corner areas should ITO considered f and be included in some now conn 3 ty that would place them near s court house. There should be some arbiter between Hie sections, som< ?j higher tribunal to hold in cbeel the formstion of new counties til a proper distribution of these dis tant areas can be had. In othei words let new courthouses be s< located relative to old ones tba f the present distant arcas moy com? a into the new county convenieucf and be as near the centre o e such an e^n^ble- distribution o r- areas must be made before a nev d county can be granted. That the] cl must await the proper adjustmen d of all adjoining and at present dis t tant areas to smaller county con c venieuce before an election i: granted. Yes let the people havi . the privilege to vote a new counb ij for themselves, but, as in man] s other matters, let some higher con . stituted authority see that smalle: y corner ?.reas be not unncessarilj s deprived of the benefits of emalle: 9 counties. Take Greenwood for an illustra 1 tion. She has asked for an electioi: - before January having compli?d sc far we wll presume with presen I . requirements. There is then nc i reason u;ider present laws why she ? can be denied her request for o 1 county at the Legislative session . in January next if her people vote j in the coming election for a new r couuty. Yet m establishing the i county with the shape selected by the city of Greenwood and her con tiguous townships there are large areas both in Abbeville and Edge j field couDties that are too distant from the court house of either old county or the new and which may be entirely shut off from the bene fits of small counties. Now these same areas relative to Abbeville and Edgelield court houses are fa vorably situated to become parts of a new county with couuty seat about McCormick and leave areas favorably situated for a county seat in another new county some where near Ninety-Six, thus form ing a sort of "middle man" be tween the four court houses of Ab beville, Laurens, Newberry, and Edgefield. By making two new counties thus all the areas in these sectious would be distribu ted into smaller counties and leave oiher sections beyond in good shape. Greenwood's desire does not leave other adjoining area? in good shape. Yet your present laws says to Greenwood disregard your neighbors and overr'de reasonable and proper distribution of the State's area into smaller counties. I repeat that some high authori ty ought to keep in check the 'formation of now counties till a proper adjustment of the presen) distant areas can be had, that fi nally all parts of the State can have thc benefit of smaller coun ties. Let Legislators in January next see that this thing is done, PKO BOKO PUBLICO. Airy Mound, Nov. 23, 1890. VALUABLE LANDS FOR SALE. ! 164 acres of land 7 miles from Ed fi field <;. H., on the J?locker road. On the piare are three tenant houses, au excellent well of water, a good barn with sheds on both sides. There is also a voung orchard ol' three acres [ containing apple, pear, and cherries, 1 About 40 acres in woods. ? For terms apply to R.'L. DU NOVA XT. 1 Edgelield C. 11., .S. C. Oct. G-tf. g R?TE SALE. sune* MAY BE THOUGHT BY g Some That I Am Out Of Bu g g siness, So I take this opportunity of lotting my friends know that I am still in the procession, though I do not claim to lead everybody in ev erything.; but as a matter of fact I am selling goods cheaper than they were ever offered at this pince be fore. 250 Rolls Ribbon at New York cost. 250 prs. English Lisle and Balbriggan Hose- assorted col ors-for Misses and children, go ing at 15c, 2 prs. mr 25c ; origiual prices from 25c to 65c per pr. AU Shoes reduced five to sev enty-five cents per pair. Pants Jeans and Cassimers 10 to 30 per cont. off. Checked Homespuns, Ticking, Sea Island, Shining, Gingham, Chock Muslin, Cretonne. Cotton Flannel, Red and White Flannel* reduced 10 to 15 per cent. Outing, Cashmeres, Serges, "able Linen, Towels &c.? cut 18 to 20 per cent. Hosiery, Gloves Handkerchiefs and Unc'.er Veets marked down 10 to 20 per cent. Blankets, Comforts and Coun terpane 10 to 20 per cent. off. Hamburg Edgings, Silks, and all Notions all reduced, und some at New York cost. We ari keeping our stock of sta ple goods filled in as they sell out, but they are all sold at a cbse margin, in order to move the bal ance >f the stock. PST* Give us a call wheuyouneed dry goods and S H O K'S. j&g Y. rv respectfully, JAMES E. HAKT, . EXECUTOR, Estate of ALVIN HART, dee'd, Nov. 17-it. _ LOOK HERB 1 LOOK HERE ! ! -:[ooo] : Read this before spending Another dollar. A big cut in prices on Dress Goods Shoes, and Pants ?Goods. We have the largest stock o these goods ever shown to tb i trade. These goods must bo Bold quickly. This is your chance ? get youi Winter Goods for les than you can by them in Augusta SHOES-We can sell you shoe at bargain prices. Our regu'a $2.00 ladies button shoes reduce? to $150. Our $150 tedien and mei1 shoos cut down to $125. Our $12J mon's cut down to $1.00. PANTS GOODS-Our regula 22Ac jeans now lSic. Our 27c al wool jeans now 22k. Our 33^< all-wool jeans now 25c. Our 45< 10 oz. all-wool jeans now 37?c Wc positively have cut prices ot these goods just as stated above. DRESS GOODS-You never faq such bargains as we are offering ir Dress Goods. We have cut oui 22.1c and 25c all-wool sergeB an?i cashmore-' down to 18?c. 35c Dress goods cut to 30c. Our 50c Drees goods cut to 33?c. Large quantity of fine Boukleyf and Serges at prices astonishingly low. Don't fail to see our Dress Goods. SILKS-Velvets, Ribbons, Braids, &c, iii all shades and styles at attractive prices. DOMESTICS-We lead in this line of staples. Everybody must have these goods and we want to sell you. Fruit of Loom bleaching, at 6?c. I Gran. C. Shirtings, at 4c yd. ? Gran. R. R. Shirtings, at 5c. 4? Sea Island Sheeting, at4?c. BLANKETS and FLANNELS, &c"-Blankets worth $6.50 going at $5,00. Blankets worth $3.00 go ing at $2.45. Blankets wurth $1.50 going at $1.00. Our 25c flannel is as good as can be bought elsewhere for 30 and 35c. We sell a white Table Linen 70 inches wide for 50c yd. This goods is worth 75c. anywhere. Our goods have been bought cheap, and our motto is "Under sell" all Competitors. Limited space forbids our quo ting prices on all goods. Call on us and we will save you from 15 to 25 per cont on your winter goods. Verv Respectfully, o HART & HAY, * Successors to Hart May & Co. Nov. 10-If. Dentistry. T I Respectfully beg my pat rons to remember my Appointments ut THKN roN on Wednesday of each and every week fur dental work, which will he executed in accordance with the latest mel linds. No charge for consultation. MANLY Tl M MONS, D. D. S. Nov. 24, '0?. Kdgetleld, S. C. Thc Southern Cultivator now conies wire a month instead of once, and has ?..cn greatly improved. Any of our inscribers can get this old reliable II connection with the ADVERTISER ?.?th one year *2.:?.J. j Bologna sausage at Jackson's fancy Tocery store, something nice. Jno. BC. I^e^aaro3T, -DEALER IN - - Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry, 849 Broadway, Opposite Daly's Dry Goods Store, A UG U S TA, GA., Sterling Novelties and Gold Watches, From $15 to $150. Dec. 15-tf NEW UNDERTAKER. J. E, E, FUNERAL DIRECTOR ANS EMBALMER, 547Broad St., Augusta, Ga. CHEAPEST TO THE FINEST LOT OF ????I?WI? Z Hi?. ^a. vim v ^ EVER PUT ON THE MARKET. All I ask is to give me a call before buying, and I will make it io the interest of the people. I give polite and prompt attcn'ion NIGHT and DAY Nov. 24, 1896. IS NOW READY WITH THE BEST BARGAINS IN FALL AND WINTER Goods. "rr1" 8 When you co.ue to town don't buy until you F ? ~ur Prices. Styles, and Qualit?s. We will Astonish you, PRINTS, PANTS GOODS, DRESS GOODS, are cheaper than you have ever bought them. Don't be caught by cheap shoddy stuff when you can buy a genuine article so cheap. Remember this: WE BIJY FOR SPOT CASH and SELL FOR SPOT CASH, \?? 'j_._.t. _ ... -...rviaaaS-Ufe*- . You have not seen anvthing on this Market equal to our ^ DRESS GOODS and TRIMMINGS DEPARTMENT. Shoes ! Shoes ! ! We have always lead tho Shoe busines and are prepared this season especially to hold our ground. Solid Goods, G >od WeareT, up ti date styles, is our Motto. Clothing and Hats. We are Strictly in it. Remember the Cele brated ELK BRAND HAT and our Tailor-Me Clothes, Wewill save you Money if you come thia way. Our Stock is New and Fresh, aud Goods, are too Cheap to Buy Old Stuff. Blankets, Jeans, Domestics, Trunks, SATCHELS, OIL CLOTHS, are Cheaper than ever. To trade intelligently, test the market, buy where you get the best qualities for the least money. You want Goods, WE want and must have your busines and will do Business with you on the SQUARE. JAS. M. COBB. Edgefield, C. H., Sept. 29, 1896--31T1. Jackson's Staple And FANCY GROCERY. For dainties to serve on Thanksgiv ing;, Christmas, and other feast days, go to Jackson's where you will find them fresh, luscious, and reasonable in price. Raisins, Currants, "Citron, Canned fruits and fresh fruits, Evapo rated and dried fruits. Cheese and Macearoni, Candies, &c, ?ftc. Do you wish staple goods? Go to .Jackson's. Ile has Flour, Su gar. Coffee, parched and green, Lard, Meal, Grits, Kice. Try once his Pickles, Spices, Catsups, and you will always buy of him. Tobaccoes and Cigars. These Celebrated Chewing T?baccoe*. "Honnie Blue FI v." "Little Henry." "Red Juice," P. R., and Billie Butt.' In a word ttF" Fancy and Staple Groceries of all kinds at living prices. L. E. JACKSON, ??dgefleld, S. C. Nov. 24. '90. Til AUGUSTA, ;G A., Southwest corner Broad and Washington, is now under new management, has l?eon thoroughly ren ovad and REFURNISHED with oil modern improve ments. Table and ser vice equal to any HOTEL IN THE CITY. Permanent and Transient guests solicited. R A T E S MODERATE. Mrs. E. A. SCHWARTZ, Nov. 24-tf, PR(,P. Gripe eider at L. E. Jackson's fancy ind staple grocery store, something new that will cheer but never inebriate BIG ADS AND BIG TALK MAY CATCH THE MINDS OF SOME, BU C ALL GOOD BUYERS ARE LOOKING FOR THE Right Goods and the Hight Prices, There have been some awful Smash-ups among (be Manufac turers aucljobbors which has enabled us to buy Goods Chenpor ?han evr before, consequently can save you from Twenty-five to Fifty Per Cent. Onevervthingiu Dry Goods. Clothing, Shoes and Hats. We have done <o, are dein? so,to-day, and will continue *o do so,'regardless of what ithers may do or say against us. All the argument in the world would not iuduce you b. trade with us if our prices were not right. A COMPARISON IS ALL WE ASK arid we are satisfied we will please you. Everybody respectfully in vited to call and see what .ve can do for them. Very respect ful Iv, A. J. BROOM, THE LEADER OF LOW PRICES. Oct. 21-1S96. W. J. RUTHERFORD & CO -DEALERS IN BBICK, LIME, CEMENT, BEADY ROOFING, ?C." Corner Washington and Reynolds Street Oct. 20-6m. - - CHRISTMAS GOODS ! - - JEWELRY, SILVER NOVELTIES, WATCHES, POCKET BOOKS, DIAMONDS, TOILET AR TICLES, CLOCKS. BRASS TABLES, CUT GLASS, FINE UMBRELLAS. [jgf3 Send for our 1897 Catalogue. WM. S^HWEISERT & Bo.> JEWELRY, 702 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga., AT 56 Pieces China Tea Sot, - - - $S.75 New Watches, Warranted, - f?'?9 Other Watches as low as - . Javdkieers, from B. ?OSaLamps, finest on earth in Hal filloa ^flflw, - . - :i - _ Full Lin?~?f Im'J tm 4l?^!arT?ks SEWING MACHINES, on easy T E R M S. Sil ii. Aipsla Cois fis ii Presses. Large Siocl of Engines, Ofeap es]S m. i HMRAD? JIR?N WORKS AND L.'UIV?DAr?SJ ( SUPPLY COMPANY. AUGUSTA, GA. Machinery and Supplies. Repairs, etc., Quickly Made. Get our Prices before you buy. ALWAYS SN THE LEAD I. C. LEVY ? CO., I 1A IL OH- FI J CI, O THIERS, AUGUSTA, - GEORG!/\. Have now in store their entire ' FALL AND WINTER STOCK CF CLOTHJNG The largest stock ever shown in Augusta. We aim to carry goods whico are not only intrinsically good, but which also, in nattern, style, and finish gratify a cultivated and discriminating taste, and at the same time, we tim to' make our prices so low the closest buyers will be our steadiest customers Polite attention to all. A call will be appreciated. I. C. LEVY & CO. TAILOR-FIT CLOTHIERS-, AUGUSTA, GA YOUR ATTENTION;/ -.-TIP YOU JS1 EED" Cooi Steves, Stove Fans, Stove Pipe, Tinware, fell Bute ZF\A_IsrO~Y- G-BOCERIES, Loaded Shells, Harmed Goods, Confectioneries. Evaporators Repaired or made to Order. LARGEST COOK STOVE FOFTTHE MONEY. Coffee Pots, Milk Buckets, and Covered Buckets made from the best of Tin in the market. Repairs for Cook Stoves I sell, kept in stock. Call on or address CHAS, A. AUSTIN, J-OHIsTSTOlsr, S. C. All Liquors bottled under the Dispensary "Red, White and Blue" label are distilled and guaranteed by us. We have been selling to the South for FORTY YEARS and we know what you want. Ask your Dispensary for " Red, White and Blue" label liquor and insist on getting it. FREIBERG & WORKUM, Distillers, LYNCHBURG, O. PETERSBURGH, KY. CINCINNATI, Q.