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T H K M S :
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(I^* Ali communications intended
for this column should be addressed
to S. P. Stribliutr, School Commis
sioner, Walhalla, S. C.
Wily should teachers examine their
pupils? Beoauso it is necessary to test
tile capacity of the pupils, and it is
just to;tho pupils, thc teacher and thc
patrons. If children were mero re
ceptacles of various sizes, capable of
growth and contraction, teachers
would examine them occasionally lo
find out how. much each would bold,
and then compare his several ca
pacities with previous tests. This
would bc a very simule operation
and exceedingly satisfactory. Teach
ers should examine for the same
purpose. Examinations often stimu
lates tlic indolent, careless pupil by
contrasting his standpoint with thal
of Ids fellow student, who has been
diligent in prosecuting his studies.
Tins composition, exhibits hisdefcets
in sud) unmistakable terms that ho
is lcd to relied upon the amount of
attention and study btv has bestowed
upon his duties, both moral and in
There arc some people whom
nothing can reach but a syllogism.
How will the following series do?
If they aro not made to stand, what
better fun. than to knock them all
doty ll like a row of bricks?
I. Thc schools arc maintained for
tho promotion of the best interest of
tim State. Tho best interest ol' the
State chiclly consists in honesty,
intelligence and industry in its citi
zens. Ergo: Thc schools arc main
tained chiefly for thc promotion of
honesty, intelligence and industry.
'2. Thc schools are chiefly for tho
promotion of honesty, intelligence
and industry. Honesty, intelligence
and industry aro internal growths,
not external applications. Ergo:
The schools are childly for thc pro
motion of three forms of internal
3, The schools arc childly for tho
promotion of three forms of inter
nal growth. All stich growth con
sists in development. Ergo: Thc
work of thc schools is chiclly a work
of development.
4. Thc work of tho schools is
chiclly a work of development. All
works of development depend chief
ly upon thc vigor and direction of
their first stages. Ergo: The chief
work of the schools depends ch ie Hy
upon thc vigor and direction of its
ti rsl stages.
f). Thc chief work of the schools
depends childly on the vigor and di
rection of its lirst stages. The first
stages of school work are conducted
by primary teachers. Ergo: Thc
chief work of the schools depends
chiclly on that part which is demo by
primary teachers.
(5. Primary teachers do that part
of a work of development upon
which thc whole chiclly depends.
In all works of development the part
upon which tin; whole chiclly de
pends requires tho greatest skill and
carries thc heaviest responsibility.
Ergo: Thc work of primary teach
ers requires the greatest, skill and
carries tho heaviest responsibility.
7. Primary teachers ?lo thc work
which requires the greatest skill and
carries tho heaviest, responsibility.
Those who do such work should re
ceive thc highest salaries, Ergo:
Primary teachers should receive the
highest salaries.
8. Primary teachers should re
ceives tho highest salaries. Primary
teachers do not receive tho highest
salaries. Kryo: Some!bing's wrong.
Hoinco Was a True Hero.
A largo crowd of people attracted
my attention at G o'clock this even
ing on Main street. On going clo
ser I noticed that a number of men
and women were surrounding a dog,
which each and every one of tho
crowd was anxious to lavish with at
tention and endearing terms more
appropriately bestowed upon a fa
vorite child than upon an animal.
"Conni herc, Konioe, my noble obi
dog!" said one woman.
"Give ino a kiss: there is a dear."
"Ah, Romeo," said another, "it
was a pity Johnstown bad not more
such noble creatures as you are, and
there would not be so many people
dead here now."
Thc ?log, a beautiful waler span
iel, whoso fur was clipped so as to
give liim thc appearance of il minia
ture lion, stood as quiet and digni
fied among thc people as if he un
derstood each word addressed to
him, taking J.he evidence of appro
WASHINGTON, April21.-War be
tween tho United State? and Spain
is a fact, though not yet officially de
clared BO by Congress.
Tho BtiiTittg events ol' yesterday
were succeeded to day with rapidity
by others of equal importance, cul
minating in tho afternoon in orders
for tho departure of tho North At
lantic Squadron for 1 lavinia. This
practically is an act of war, so that
tho war botween this country and
Spain may fairly bo said to dale
to-day, April 21, 1898.
'Two minutes after tho opening of
tho Stale Department this morning
word came from Minister Woodford
that the Spanish go ver ninon t having
anticipated and prevented his inten
tion to present the President's uki
v malani, lie had asked for his pass
ports. Tlie administration, in a pub
lie statement, announced that it re
garded tho action of tho Spanish
government as rendering unnecessary
further diplomatic, action on tho part
of the United States, and further
slated that it regarded the course
adopted by Spain as one placing
upon tho country tho responsibility
for a breech of friendly relations.
Mr. Woodford^ telegram resulted
in thc calling of a special Cabinet
meeting, to arrange and outline a
plan of campaign, or rather to deter
mine how to begin the execution of
thc plan of campaign already pre
pared by tho .strategic board of the
anny and navy departments. Thc
immediate result was the order foi
the North Atlantic squadron to begin
the blockade of Havanna. How
much further than this thu Cabinet
progressed in its deliberations it it
not possible to say, for tho ohviotlf
reason that tho time has now oonu
when thc interests of tho government
require that thc movements of ship}
ami troops should ho guarded will
thc greatest care from undue pub
hoity, in order to prevent tho enemj
from taking advantage of tho infor
Tho North Atlantic squadron
under Capt. Sampson, makes a spion
did array of line vessels, comprising
battleships such as tho Iowa and lu
diana; monitors, like tho Puritan
Tenor and Amphithr'ttc; armorel
cruisers, like thc New York, flagship
protected cruisers, such ?is the Chi
cinnali, Marblchead ?uni Montgoni
cry; gunboats, like the Vicksburg
Wilmington and Annapolis; regula
torpedo boals, as the Kricson, dish
ing, Winslow and tho like, not I
speak of the largo number of fas
yachts and other vessels that hav
been added to the Heel by purchase
This force is quite competent, t
blockado all thc ports in Cuba, or a
least all tho ports connecting by ru
with Hilvana, and so likely to I)
used Lo supply that plac??, in thc oven
Siege, with food and munition
r. This statement is to b
with tho understanding that i
lot cont?mplate thc coming t
i waters of thc Spanish lice
ich cast; tho probable polio
boto abandon thc blocknd
mdcavor to force tho Spanis
o battle,
lister Woodford's action du ri n
iy, as reported to tho State Di
ont, in a late telegram, indicate
0 was following a carefully pr<
?i program. A significant louttit
His message was thc Htatcmor
mfr tho Spanish government notifie
??ihnl il regarded the. withdraw;
Minister Polo yesterday ?is lorin
fig lim diplomatic negotiation
raving that it was not disponed t
Ira'pi the expressed intention of ot
HK'rnmciil to (umt inn? Minist?
lidford as a medium of commun
|l||on until Saturday nom:. M
Hod ford also announced that I
Einstructed Consul (?enera' l?owt
Hllarcelona to cause all Anterior
Hods in Spain to immediately will
Hw from the country, l ie furth
Hil ed that lie lind informed (1
inish government, after asking f
||jvansporttt, that lu; hail placed tl
?Pific.an legation in Madrid, ?it
Hcri<-?iu interests in Spain gen
Hnr, in tint hands of lin; llritish ci
fflHniy. Thc embassador, Itighl Ho
ggjleiuy Drummond Wolli, is m
Hnesent in Madrid, so Amcric
SS'csts will lie confided to tl
vdi.sli charge, Sir Cronje C.
Hihain, Baronet,
?MfificKo nit intents ami pm JIO.M-?
Hves tho State Department fr<
Nier negotiations as to Cuba,
BBBBaMP0 reisling to privateering, m
Mw ty observances and the like.
?BL found necessary to frame
BK; to the powers of thc intent!
Huir government to establish
Kudo of Havana-a notifient!
HHHRired by international law.
Tho Navy Department to-day,
? aside from giving orders to thc
squadron, continued tho work of
adding to tho navy und purchasing
another Bhip at Norfolk ns au aux?
i limy craft and some small yachts.
The new? of the actual beginning of
war was received with gravity at tho
Department, and there woro many
speculations as to tho destination of
the Spanish squadron. Ono sugges
tion was that they woidd try to cut
off the line battleship Oregon, now
on its way from the Pacific coast
around to join Capt. Sampson's com
mand. There is alao some fear that
the Oregon may bo taken at an un
fair advantage, without knowledge
of the existence of war, by tho Span
ish torpedo destroyer Tommerire,
which is now lying at Buenos Ayres.
Possibly, with a view to avoiding a
conflict in thc Straits of Magellan,
where she would be at a disadvant
age, the Oregon hus been ordered to
go around Capo Horn.
The little Bancroft, now at. Boston,
hus been placed under command of
Capt. (Mover, who will meet thc
ship at Norfolk within a few days
and take it to Key West.
In the war department orders Hew
to and fro relative to the concentra
tion o? troups in tho South, and Score
tary Alger was several times in con
sultation with the President, result
ing in the determination to call foi
100,0(11) volunteers us soon as Con
gress passes the necessary legisla
A change in thc composition ol
the cal ?i not, ?en ti rel y unexpected, com
ploted the list of important events ol
the day.
At about I: lf> o'clock this after
noon the President, had a brief con
fcrcncc with the Attorney Gonernl
Secretary Long and Assistant Sec
retaries 1 )ay and Ailee. Telegram!
were received, and others presumably
sent, but their purport was not dis
closed. At 5:15 t'ne President joinc<
Secretary Long in a short walk.
h'or several days, and especially to
day, the Secretary of the Trensur;
bas received a large number of tele
grams from collectors of customs a
ports on the Atlantic and Gulf constf
stating that ships were being lade;
for Cuban port;1.. Largo shipment
of mules were being made fron
Southern port.-, and beef and con
from those further North. Th
question as to whether these vessel
should be permitted to sail was ri
ferred to Attorney General, and hi
opinion was that pending the passag
ol' the hill prohibiting nil exportation
ol' articles ol" this chnruntei' this go\
eminent should not interfere.
Hired Webster for n Week.
Ol' course Webster was in doman
hy those who could alford to pay fi
his services. A sharp Nnnlucki
man is said to have got the better <
tho groat defender of tho Constiti
lion in nn amusing way, howovc
Ile had a small ease which was to 1
tried in Nantucket one week in Jun
ami lu; posted lo Webster's ellice i
great haste. It was a contest with
neighbor over a matter of consider
hie local interest, and his pride as
litigant, was at slake. He told We!
sler the particulars, and asked wb
he would charge to conduct the eas
"Why," said Webster, "you cai:
afford to hire me. I should have
stay down there the whole week, ai
my ;-. would lu; more than the who
case is worth. I couldn't go dow
lhere for less than $1,000. I eon
try every case on the docket as wt
as one and it wouldn't cost any moi
for one casi; wouldn't take all n
time for tho en tiro week, anyway."
?All right, Mr. Webster," quick
responded tho Nantuckctor. "Hen
your fr 1,000. Voit como down, ai
I'll lix it so you can try every casi
Webster was so much amused ev
this proposition that he kept I
word, ile spent thc on tiro week
Nantucket, and appeared on one si
or the other in every case that cai
up for hearing. The shrewd Nu
luckcter hired Daniel out to all I
friends who were in litigation, a
received in return about $1,500,
that ho got Webster's service I
nothing, and made a good profit
If that man was alive in thesodf
of trusts and syndicates he wot
probably ho at tho head of a le?
trust, controlling tho services of
the lng lawyers of tho country.
Itiicklon'a Arnica Salvo.
The heat salvo lu tho world for ci
bruises, (torso, ulcers, salt rheum, fe
sores, letter, chapped hands, ehilhla
corns and all skin copiions, and p
lively cures piles, or no pay required,
is guaranteed to give porfoot satisfaot
or money refunded. Price 25 couts
box. For salo by I). H. Darby, Wallm
W. .1. Lunnoy, Seneca, and IL H. 'J
merman, WostmhiiBtor.
? ?
Hov. B. 1*. Reid, Chairman of tho
Committee on [lome Missions, was
assigned un evening during tho
mooting of Presbytery, nt Krrl< y, for
tiie purpose of hearing roports from
Edgolield, Pickons und other points
on tho subject of homo Missions.
Slov. C?. Ci. Mayes rend e. long report
on tho prospects of the church in
I.i 1 ..I? 1.1 fill._ *??-??..*????*<, ...... t??\t
?iugeitoiUa i nose prospects arc nos
very encouraging, although Mr.
Mayen described the held most cheer
IShlor Julius E. Hoggs reviewed
the held in Piokons. His treatment
was heroic. Ho impressed tho sen
tentious snitonoo of Cato in refer
ence to Cartilage, "Carthago delonda
est," upon h?B homers. Pick
ens must be mustered into the ranke,
of Presbyterianism.
We happen to know something
about the people of Pickons, espe
cially from Eas ta too to Oolonoy.
Our frionds, the Baptists, arc very
much in ovidonco in that section,
with just onough Methodists and
Presbyterians to pi ove thc fact.
Thoro arc four Presbyterian churches
in Picken?.
Mr. Poid called for a report from
Oconcc, but there was no response.
Wo will supplement that call now as
best wo can.
Unlike Edgeficld and Pickons,
Oconcc is the home of Presbyterian
ism in tho up-country.
The celebration of the centennial
of the Stone church occurred several
years ago. Anterior to that time
services of the church were held in a
wooden building at tho same place.
This church was known, in the early
history of the same, an Hopewell
Keowce. Years afterward a Presby
terian church was erected at Pendle
ton, two or three miles from thc
Stone church. It was known from
its inception as Ilopowoll-Pondlcton.
From that time the mother church
was known as tho "Old Stone
Church," leaving it without a regular
pastor, and the building to he occu
pied by all denominations at their
(Jen. Andrew I Mckeon, who resided
at tho Hopewell plantation, nearby,
tho 1 tooses, with others, were instru
mental in erecting Hopowcll-Koowco
and organizing the church. Kev.
Mr. Heese was tho first pastor, and
was also the first to bo laid to rest in
tho cemetery at that place, He was
also tlie li rsl pastor at Carmel. Sub
sequently, Cen. Pickons parted with
bin valuable homestead, removed lo
Tamas8co, where ho erected a two
story residence, largo for that period,
and unique in design. The rooms
in tho dwelling were painted in dif
ferent colors. This splendid planta
tion passed into thc possession of
Col. .1. Overton Lewis. Ile .sold it
to Hon. ?Clam Sharpe, the first State
Senator from Pickons District, and
a devoted Presbyterian. Ho after
wards became a Presbyterian
preacher in Texan. The place passed
into thc possession of Christopher
Jones, Ifisq., whose family resido
thoro now. (len. Picken? was a na
tive of Pennsylvania, of Scotch-Irish
stock ; a gallant soldier in thc Revo
lutionary War, and a Presbyterian
of thc "blue stocking" faith. I Ie was a
patriot and a leader of men in war
ami in peace. His remains and those
of his family rest in tho cemetery at
tho "Old Stone Church." His son,
Andrew, who distinguished himself
in tho war of 181 ti, was elected (lov
crnor of South Carolina. His grand
son, Hon. E. \V. Pickens, was Min
ister to Kassia, and also Governor ol'
the State in 1800.
(ion. l'ickens, after his removal to
Tamassce, with others, were also in
strumental in thc erection and organ
ization of the Presbyterian church at
K?thel, tho oldest church of thc de
nomination in Oconcc.
Kev. William McWborter, hom
on thc east prong A (Juno creek, in a
few miles of Walhalla, was educated
for the ministry, and spent a long
lifo in advancing tho cause of tho
church in Oconcc. Only a short
time ago his widow, aged nearly ono
hundred years, followed ??er husband
into th(! lund beyond the river.
Judge. J. J. Norton was a devoted
member of the church, and was made
a Kiding Kider in his early manhood.
He continued his devotion on al! oc
casions during a long life.
The church at, Retreat, thu next
oldest Presbyterian . church, was
erected principally by tho effort? of
.lohn Vernor, a Revolutionary sol
dier of distinction. His wife wau a
fine typo of tho Christian .mother,
und generations of line Presbyterian
stock havo walked faithfully in her
There uro cloven Presbyterian
churches in Ooonce, including tho
"Old Stone Church," and aro named
na follows : Bethel, Retreat, Old
Piokens, Tugaloo, Walhalls, Seneca,
Westminster, Ebenezer, Fairview,
and Fort Hill.
Tho last named is a new ohiiroh,
located between Clemson College
and Calhoun, and was mado possible
by tho earnest labors of Kev.
J. A. Wilson and Kev. 1$. P.
Reid? Mr. Heid has been especially
earnest and urgent in his efforts to
lay tho foundation of tho church
bread and deep. Ho is also tho pre
sent pastor.
Tho Presbyterians, when they
chango their domioii, not only carry
their family, but their religion with
them. Two members of thc Pres
bytery, Biders Sheldon and Cross,
were present at the session-tho for
mer from Laurens and the latloi
from Charleston.
Kev. Hugh ?Strong was a profcssoi
in Adgor College. Ho was a native
of Chester county, in all the rola
tiona of life-aa a minister, as ?
teacher, as a citizen-bowns withou
spot or blemish. Ho devoted Iiis lif<
principally to tho spread of tho Oos
pel, elton under adverse ci rou in
stances, and went hence in thc mids
of his usefulness.
Andrew Picken s Nicholson, ?
native of Oconcc, devoted his lifi
unselfishly to the ministry. Ile wa
educated for thia high position b;
liboral friends, and commenced hi
life work with the brightest proapectf
He died in early manhood.
Hov. J. O. Lindsay, I). I)., of Du
West, was in our hounds for severn
years before the war, and supplie
some of our churches.
Yea, Oconee is the home of Pref
bytcrinuism in thc up-country. Th
progress of the church may aeon
slow, but the occurrence ia rare who
one of the flock falls behind. Ed?
cation, liberality in sentiment an
discipline, are some of the atayin
traita in tho character of tho Presbj
terians. Wc have mentioned th
names of a few prominent mombei
who have gone before. There ai
many hundreds of the rank and (iii
who aro as useful and devoted na tli
moat distinguished amongst us.
Fasley is about one mile froi
Pickensvillc, tho county seat (
Washington county, which include
tho territory in Pendleton an
Oreen villi; Districts. Judge Pondi
ton, formerly from Virginia, bel
court at Pickensvillo and afto
wards nt Pendleton, when Was]
ington was divided by act of tl
Legislature. The spot ir still point?
out where the jail stood at Picken
ville. A la i^e rock was the found
lion, and in it is au indenture mai
perhaps by nature. It is relnti
that the prisoners in the jail utili/.(
this spot by making a lire in il, 1
which limo waa made to pass mo
pleasantly with some lire and mo
ICasley is built on tho old Picket
ville camp-ground. Tho dwelling
Kev. Gideon lillie one of tho Motli
dist preacher.' of many years ai
stood near win.re H>W stands t
handsome rcsidonce of Mr. Wm.
Mnuldin, one of tho best fanners
tho country. Twenty live ye.'
have made n great change in the f:
of the country. T,
Two Millions a Yonr*
When people buy, try and buy agah
means they're satisfied. The people
tho United States are now buying Can
rets Candy Cathartic at tho rate of I
million boxes a year and it will he th
million before New Vear's. ll mc
merit proved that ('aseareisaro the m
delightful bowel regulator forovorybi
tho year round. All druggists, li
2"?o., 50c. a box. Curo guaranteed.
"I nm descended from one of I
beat families in tho city," ns
young man who had been kiel
down stairs by ber father roma ri
upon reaching tho landing.
Mr. A. (!. Thomas, of Marysvi
Texas, has found a more valuable
covory than has yet boon made in
Klondike. For y oars bo suffered uni
agony from consumption, accompai
by hemorrhages, and waa absolu
cured by Dr. King's Now Discovery
consumption, coughs and colds. Ile
(dares that gold Is of little value in c
parham with this marvelous euro: wi
have it even if it cost, a hundred (lol
a hollie. Asthma, bronchitis and
throat, ami ?ung affections ?no post tl
(aired hy Dr. King's New Discovery
consumption. Trial bottles freo at .1
Dell's, Walhalla, W. .1. Lunnoy'rt, Son
and ll. D, Zimmerman's, Wostmim
drug ?.tores. Regular size no cents
$1.00. Guaranteed to cure or price
The total number of oflicohol
in the Civil Service of tho count]
178,717. The aggie..ate sah
amount to $00,689,027. Tim cl
lied Hst, of Officeholders mun
87,108, leaving in thu unelass
list 91,000, of which number a
00,000 are fourth-clasfi postuma
Historical Sketch of Hot rout Presby
terian Church.
Tradition Hayn that in tho yoar
1801 Kev. Aiulrow Brown, a Presby
terian minister, did thc first mission
ary work in this county and preached
in a log houso near Mrs. Ward's, on
tho road lending from Westminster
to Oak way. Tho houso was forcibly
(aWen possession of by ono who was
banished from his homo, and sorviccs
wore hold in private houses until ono
.lohn Oliver Oreen donated BOVOII
acres of land for a Presbyterian
church, ou tho site whoro tho old
Westminster Baptist church now
stands. A houso was built and was
supplied for some timo by Mr. Brown.
Mr. - Kussel and Mr. William
I Mckeon, tho father of Androw, David
and Simpson Dickson, sorved as
elders and kept the organization alive.
John Vernor, the forefather of tho
Vernor family, John Fcrgerson and
Asa Smithson, tho father of David
Smithson, were members.
In 1884 Dr. Howe, in his "History
of Presbyterianism in South Caro
lina," says: "The Westminster Pres
byterian church was organized by
tho Kev. Benjamin D. Duproo, with
twenty members. It was supplied
consecutively by him until 1839.
His wisdom and executive ability,
undi'!' Divine grace, were blessed
with nn increase of membership to
forty-four. But, dissensions arising
within, and on account of its eloso
proximity to Richland church, its
name was dropped from thc roll of
tho South Carolina Presbytery. In
18-11 the majority of ?ls members
united, by common consent, with
Richland church, which was also
organized hy Mr. Duprcc and was
the mother church of Retreat
On April 8th, 1851, tho following
members, mostly from Richland
church, were organized into Retreat
church hy thc Rev. William Mo
Whorter, to-wit: John Vernor and
wife, Mrs. Rebecca Vernor ; Simpson
Dickson and wife, Mrs. Sabret Dick
son ; Mrs. Violet Smithson, Miss
Margaret Fullerton, Mrs. Sarah
Towers, Mrs. Kitrel Fee, Miss Louisa
Fullerton, Samuel J. Vernor and
wife, Mrs. Malinda Vernor ; Joseph
R. Shelor and wife, Mrs. Rebecca
Sb 'ir; James Brownlee midwife,
Lemuel II. Vernor, Miss Ilepsy Ter
rell, Mrs. Mary Heldin and Mrs.
Fmily C. S. Vcrncr. Simpson Dick
son was re-elected an elder, and
Lemuel H. Vernor was also elected an
e lder. Samuel J. Vcrncr was elected a
deacon. The above named consti
tuted the organization of the church.
The house in which -vo now worship
was built in the summer of 1855.
Messrs. William and Thomas Bibb
wcro thc architects, and Elder
Ebenezer P. Vcrncr was chairman
I of tho building committee.
The original record hook having
been lost, wo have no authentic rec
ord until the fall of 185G, when thc
Kev. William P. Grady, of the
Charleston Presbytery, served the
church as supply until tho fall of
18(10. Ho was followed by the Rev.
William MoWhorter, who labored
zeuhusty until 1808, when Rev. J. O.
Lindsey, D. I)., of the Associato Re
formed church, supplied the church
for one year. Dr. McNeil Turner
labored with us for about ene year,
and was followed in turn by the Rev.
F.zekiol F. Hyde, who remained with
us till tho fall of 1878. Fioin that
time till the 1st of April, 1878, Rev.
William MeWhorter supplied the
church, lip to this time tho records
are very meagre and silent on many
points of interest. On tho lirst of
April, 1878, Rev. Hugh Streng, as
sisted by Kev. John R. Riley, D. D.J
supplied tho church and labored with
no until tho 20th of March. 188f),
when thc fernior was summoned to
worship with his fathers.
During tho summer of 1885, Mr.
William G. McDonald, student of
the Presbytery of ICaatorn Texas,
supplied tho church. On tho 0th of
Septembor, 1885, a call was made
for tho pastoral services of Rev.
Robt. McKenzie Kilpatrick, of North
Alabama Presbytery, which was
accepted. He was installed .'rn tho
lirst parlor of tho church on tho 29th
of May, !8?;(>. His pastorate was
terminated by his death on the 0th
of August, ?888. From that timo
regular services were held by tho
ciders, until M..y, 1880, wo obtained
the services of Mr. W. O. Oroco, a
theological student, for tho sumraor
months. In 1800 Licentiate I. E.
Malone, of thc Mcoklonburg Presby
tery, supt?.?cd tho church until the
lirst of November, when Kev. I. L.
Cook, cvangolist *. * tho South Caro
linn Presbytery, labored with us
until tho 1st of February, 1891. On
tho 1st of Juno following wo scoured
tho Borviccs of Licentiate W. D.
Ur?mien, of Enorco Presbytory. On
tho 17th of May, 181)2, Licontiato
Nowton Smith, of Kooroo Pro?by
tory, served tho ohurch one yoar as
supply. Or. tho 510th of April, 1893,
ho was installed as pastor, and con
tinued in that capacity until tho 2d
of February, 189G, when tho pastoral
relation was Bcvcred and ho removed
to North Alabama Presbytery.
On May 1-, 1890, tho church
secured tho services of Hov. "illian>
T. Matthows as stated supply. Ile
continues with us till this day.
At tho organization of thc church,
wc stated above, there were only two
ciders, but at thc first record meet
ing of thc Session wo find prcsont
Elders Lemuel II. Vernor, Simpson
Dickson, William Stcolo and Patrick
J. Miller, all of whom have passed
to their reward, except our aged and
voncrable brother, Lemuel II. Ver
In August, 1866, Ebenezer P. Ver
nor was elected, ordained and in
stalled an elder. From reliable
sources wc learn that L. D. Holding
and Brutton Dickson wcro elected
and served as deacons in tho begin
ning of thc :;i*ct:e.H, and wove both
dismissed by hitter and became act
ive ciders in their respective
churches. Deacon Samuel J. Vor
ncr fell asleep in 1804. In 187C
Miders William Steele and Patriot
J . Miller were regularly dismissed bj
letter, and David 15. Smithson wai
elected and duly ordained and in
stalled as an cider, and Sloan Dick
son as deacon. In June, 187f>, Sam
ucl II. Johns and B. II. Cross wen
duly elected ciders and William II
.Sheldon as a deacon. Tn May, j: ' J
Elder Simpson Dickson passed V.
his reward. On tho 1st of Juin
John W. Shclor was elected, or
dained and installed as cider, am
William li. Veiner and Clifton ll
Miller as deacons. Kider IL ll
Cross and Sloan Dickson wore dis
missed by letter to Westininste
church and united with the origina
founders of that church. Thc boan
of elders remained unbroken un ti
tho 29th of Juno, 1801, when Ebon
ozcr P. Vernor WPH called home.
On tho 21st of April, 1895, Deaco
William II. Sheldon was elected t
tho eldership, and, with Snmut
Hunter and .fames Wyly, were dui
ordained and installed as elders. A
tho same time James Dickson, 1
Payson Vernor and diaries 1
Blnkcly were elected and duly ii
stalled ?is deacons.
On tho 2d day of February, 1891
Elder David E. Smithson fell aslee
in Jesus. It i:: recorded of him tlii
he never missed a meeting of th
Session for twenty-five years;
In November, 189(5, Eldor Samu
??. J ohns was dismissed to Wcstmii
Btor church, leaving thc followir
Hoard of Elders: Lemuel II. Verne
John W. Shclor, William II. She
don, Samuel Hunter and Jam
Wyly, with Clifton MMlcr, 1). Paysc
Vernor, James Dickson and Charl
Blakely as deacons. Tho total mei
bership to-day is'fifty-four.
Approved by Session, April ?1
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It is to bo feared that too man
the people who worship in some
our costly churches have forgo
that ^^ ,ftt WftS '>0m m a fl^a^c'
Wo aro sorry to know that Col. TX.
A, Thompson, who has hoon connoo
tod with thc press for forty-five y oar?,
has rotirod, having ?old his inl.orost
in tho Kcowco Courier to Messrs. J.
j A. Stock and J W.. Sholor. Wo
think that the departure of ono who
has boon in the editorial ranks for so
many yonrs dcBorves moro than a
mero passing mention. Wo do not
know Col. Thompson personally, hut
wo know him from tho reputation
which he has made, and wo aro pre
pared to say thal his record is a good
one. Wo are sure of one thing, and
that in, there if not a bettor county
paper in tho S Le than thc Courier.
For years ho has toiled to advance
not hi? own interests, hv.L thc interests
of the people whom bc represented,
and in doing HO ho has built up the
Courier to its present high standard,
Wo regret to sec him lay asido thc
pen, which is mightier than tho sword,
and wo hope that while bc will is not
connected with thc press ho not
cease to uso it when tho occasion de
mands it. We suppose that ho is one
of tho oldest, if not the oldest editor
in the State. May time deal gently
with him in tho years to come, and
when the toils and ?S'.*?fps of this life
are ended, may ho find tho blos'aoc
land of sweet repose.
Our good friend and brother, .1. \V
Shclor, appeared for the first time las
week us editor and proprietor of e
newspaper, having bought an inter?s
in the Kcoweo Courier, of Walhalla
S. C. Ile with Mr. H. T. Jaynes ar?
tho editors of tho Courier. We ari
glad for many reasons that he ha
mounted thc tripod, among somo o
them is tho fact that ho is a high
toned, honorable, Christian gentle
man, and we are sure that thc journ
alistio field affords a wide opening fo
such men.
Mr. Shelor is well known to th
people of Oeonco county, where h
was born, and where he spent th
most of his life. He graduated ii
Adger College in 1878, and studio
law under Judge J. J. Norton, ll
has been for some time associated i
thc profession with Mr. H.T. Jayne
and possibly no law firm in uppi
South Carolina has a more enviabl
reputation. We shall bc disappoii
ted if tho Courier does not surpass i
tho future its already high standar?
We feel sure that Jayncs & Sheh
will give it all of thc snap and fore
necessary to make it a paper of gres
Avorth-.Greenwood Journal.
Col. Robt. A. Thompson, who
thc oldest living editor in tho Stat
having been connected with the Kc
wee Courier for nearly fifty years, h
retired from journalism.-Sahu
Mr. Hobt. A. Thompson has so
out his interest in tho Keowco Co
ricr, published at Walhalla, S. <
and two now men are added to t
editorial staff of that handsome ni
interesting journal. Thc editors m
arc Jayncs, Shclor, Smith, and Stet
J. W. Shelor and J. A. Stock arc t
now acquisitions. Tho Courier
ono of the ablest edited and neat*
printed papers that como to our (
change table, and is in its '19th ye
Wc wish thc now combination abm
ant success.-Franklin (N. C.) I'rc
Col. Robt. A. Thompson, who 1
been editor of tho Keowco Corni
(Walhalla, S. C.,) for forty-fiveyor
retired from editorial control of tl
popular journal. Ho has sold his
terest in tho paper to JYlcssrs. J.
Shelor and J. A. Steck. Col.Thor
son is not a colonel hy courtesy, 1
in fact, having hoon for a time C<
nel of the 2d S. C. Rifles, and wti
gallant soldier in tho war between
States-Hartwell (Ca.) Sun.
Col. Robert A. Thompson has
tired from the editorship of '
Keowco Courier after nearly I
years of active service. He has m
I an honored record and has cxci
an infiunoo for good in his corni
nity ami thc State during all
year? he has been connected with
press.-Sumter Watchman
Thc Kcov/cc Courier, publish*
Walhalla, has changed hands,
now under thc management of Mci
Jayncs, Shelor, Smith ?fe Steck,
R. A. Thompson having sold
interest to thc above firm.
Thompson has been connected 1
tho Courier for thc tlast forty
years, and as a journalist ho is wi
known, and his many newsp
friends will ho sorry to hear of
retirement from tho tripod,
wish thc Courier and its new pro]
tor? much success.-Pickcns I'co
_--. -- - ?-<?.-~V?VF? M. 4 .
Royal makes tho food puro,
wholesome and ?!ellciou?> j
Absolutory Puro
i ^
Col. Robert A. Thompson, for
forty-five years ono of tho proprietors
and managers of tho Keowco Courier,
has retired from tho business. J?O
has been ono of tho most conservativo
editors in tho Stale, and has dealt
kindly and fairly with all of Iiis con
j temporaries - never arrogant and
presumptuous, and always maintain,
ing the highest standard of a gentle
man in and out of Ins newspaper.
His retirement is a decided loss to
tho press of thc State.-Greenville
fi oui the Keowco Courier nt Wal
halla, having sold bis interest. Mewwifc
?Jaynes, Shilor, Smith & Steck oom
pose thc now firm that will continuo
thc publication of tho Courier, and it
is safe to say that they will continuo
to kee]) it up to its former high stan
dard. Col. Thompson is ono of tho
oldest journalists in tho State. In
1842 ho entered the old Pendleton
Messenger- office, where he served his
apprenticeship as a printer. Seven
yours later he became one of tho pub
lishers of thc Mcssengor. In 1853
ho removed to Cid Piekens and
assumed editorial charge of the Cou
rier, which was removed to Walhalla
in 1808. For more than half a cen
tury ho has been continuously in
journal ism, and lins made an enviable
record. May Heaven's richest bless
ings continue to attend him through
his declining years. To the gentle
men composing thc new ?firm wo
extend tho right hand of fellowship,
and wish thc Courier continued suc
cess.-Anderson I ntelligoncer.
Tho last issue of the Keowco Cou
rier announces tho retirement of Col.
If. A. Thompson from the editorial
control of that excellent papor and
the appearance of Messrs. J. W. She
lor and J. A. Sleek, to whom ho lias
sold his interest. -Wc regret to part
with Col. Thomps :i. Por forty-fivo'
yoars he has made tho Courier an
influence for good in his county, and
during all those years, and longer,
wo havu known and admired him
personally. Our acquaintance began
away back in tho fifties, when ho
worked here on thc Southern Rights
I Advocate and we were tho printer's
devil tn tho Gazette oflice. Ho has
been a true, good man, throwing his
influence on thc side of tho right,
and was n bravo and gallant soldier
of thc "Lost Cause." Wc aro sorry
to pari with him, and wish him pOP.oO,
plenty and contentment in his retire
ment.-Anderson People's Advocate.
Col. Robert A. Thompson bas re
tired from tho management of tire
Keowco Courier, Walhalla, after an
activo connection of nearly fifty
years. Ile became editor of tho
Courier when it was published at
Old Picketts and has been at tho
hoad during tho whole time since.
Ile has been on guard during nidifi
cation, war, reconstruction, redemp
tion and revolution and lias largely
contributed tito making of tho up
country. Hois in years and longtli
of service tho oldest newspaper man
in Ino Billie, lim in au ?di?ir??i?
record and tho approbation and good
wishes of thousands follow him ir
bis retirement.
Col. Thompson has over been a con
servativo and moderato man ani
invaluable in tho stormy poriods
which haveso regularly assaulted tin
peace of Iiis people during his long
distinguished and honorable career
Tho Courier is now published bi
Jayncs, Smith, Shclor and Steok
who will doubtless keep it up to it
splendid rank.- (?reenwood Indox.
Col. Kobort A. Thompson, ono o
thc oldest newspaper men in Soutl
Carolina, and one who lias alway
reflected credit upon his profession
ha? retired from the Keowco (Wal
halla) Courier. Messrs. li. T. Junyc
and I). A. Smith continue with tb
paper and Messrs. J. W. Sholor nm
.}. A. Stock aro tho now members o
tho firm. Under tho new regime th
Courier will maintain tho high uni
merited place it has won among tb
State's newspapers.
Tho host wishes of thc Tho Now
aro with Colonel Thompson, lit
retirement from tho newsnapor prc
fossion will bo distinctly felt.-Groen
ville Nows,

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