VOLUME XY! CAMDEN, SOUTH-CAROLINA, TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 15,1854. NUMBER 33.
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SONS OF TMP?RANC?
Greenville, July 27.
Pursuant to notice, the Grand Division met
this day in the Hall of Mountain Lodge No. 15
I. O. O. F.. at 10 o'clock, A. M.
Present?Z. J. DeHay, G. Scribe; G. S.
Bower, G. Treasurer; E. Thayer, G. Conductor;
Rev. J. R. Pickett, G. Chaplain; J. B. MoCully,
P. G. W. P.
Absent?Montgomery Moses, G. W. P.; S.
S. McCully, G. W. A.; and Hugh Miller, G.
On motion of Bro. Tho. J. Warren, J. B.
McCully, P. G. W. P., was called to the chair,
who requested Bro. G. Taylor McKensie to act
as G. Sentinel. The roll of officers was call
ed, absentees noted and vacancies filled, as follows
: Bro. B. D. Townsend to act as P. G.
W. P., arid Bro. If. Summer to act as G. W.
A. Opened with singing and prayer.
Bros. Warren, Culpeper and Cor ey were
appointed a Committee on Credentials, who
examined and reported as correct, the credentials
of the following brethren, viz: W. Z. Leaner,
P. W. P., Fairfield Division No. 13, Thos.
McCully, W. P., Chester Division No. 14, G.
T. Mason, P. W. P., and W. H. Harrison, W. 1
P., of Greenville Lodge No. 19, who, being in
waiting, were introduced by the G. Conductor
and duly obligated.
The following Divisions were represented i
Palmetto No. 1?E. Thayer, W. Thayer, i
and G. Taylor McKensie, P. W. P's.
Tayfor, No. 8?G. S. Bower, P. YV. P. j
YY'ateree, No. 9?Tho. J. Warren and Z. J. '
DelJay, P. YV. P's.
lliggaion, No. 11?I. Canghman, YV. F. 1
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vaugnninn ana o. vxrney, r. ?v. i. s.
Fairfield, No. 13?H. B. McMaster, P. W. P. I
Butler, No. 17?J. B. O'Neal!, H. Summer '
and John R. Pickett, P. W. P's. ]
Greenville, No. 19?T. C. Gower, P. W. P. J
Anderson, No. 20?A. B. Towers P. W. P. ?
Darlington, No. 24?John Culpepper, P.
Williamston, No. 35?J. C. Griffin, P. W. P. '
Enoree, No. 42?W. L M. Austin, C. J. 1
Hill and R. W. Bailey, P. W. P's.
Beaver Dam, No. 43?J. B. McCully, P. I
W. P. <
Bennettsville, No. 45?B. D. Townsend, P. !
Pleasant Grove, No. 73?G. W. King, P. '
The minutes of the last Quarterly Meeting 1
having been read previous to its close, they J
were, on motion, confirmed as published. '
This being the proper time for presenting 1
Quarterly Reports, the G. Scrihe presented 1
and read the Report of the G. W. P as follows
Representatives and Brothers?Welcoming !
you again to this assemblage of our Order, I (
regret that my persuasions as to an onward 1
course are not more flattering. '
While we have accomplished much, daily 1
experience admonishes us, that we have not
done ail, and probably not as much as more '
energetic and individual exertions might have 1
accomplished. It is possible that we are suffering
from the very apathy which success in- 1
duces, and if this is true, we may not complain, 1
for it rests with ourselves whether we shall
shake off the le'hargy which has overtaken us. '
sud burnish anew our armour for the light.? 1
Ours is a cause promising so much for the good
of humanity, that we should neither recognise
a backward step, or tolerate that spirit which 1
often prompts to let well done alone. 1
We can never flatter ourselves that we have i
earned the tribute accorded to the faithful servant,
who is greeted with the cheering com- .
mendalion of "well done," until we have driv- I
en from the land every vestige of the pernicious
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Vice, against wmcri we nave ueeu eu wutending.
While sorrow and affliction desolate 1
& once happy people by the influence of spirit I
nous liquors, our work is not done, and eve
must not imitate the faltering and erring sentinel
by sleeping at our post.
I know no better means of attaining the ob
ject of our union than by constant appeals to
the people through talented speakers. In every
District solicitations should be made through
the subordinate Divisions to those qualified for
the task, to address the public. The argument
is so strongly on our side, that these appeals
must have a beneficial effect.
I therefore suggest to the Grand Division to
recommend to subordinate Divisions, their earnest
co-operation in the great work, and the
necessity of calling public meetings to discuss
the License and Prohibitory questions?and
thus follow out the recommendation of the
Central Committee appointed by tne convention
of citizens opposed to the liquor traffic.
I am aware that moral suasion has done
much. It has however failed to accomplish
the ends we desire. If it be our aim, as most
assuredly it is, to Iree our beloved Slate from
the degradation which has enslaved her, and
that her sons should become pure and virtuous
citizens, we must resort to those measures best
calculated to effect so glorious a consummation.
The masses must be moved?strong and
powerful appeals mast be made to exhibit in
all its deformity, the master vice, and the accursed
evils of the Liquor traffic; and to point
out the only remedy left to put them forever to
death. Every Son of Temperance, every lover
of humanity should qualify himself for this im>.
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portant work, and thus armed, go forth to battle
in the good cause.
It affords me much pleasure to state that the
wish I expressed at our last meeting, that at
this session I might be privileged to report a
further increase of Divisions, has been realized.
Since the last quarter, two new Divisions have
been organized, and a third will be in a few
d;iys. Our thanks are due to D. G. W. P's.
J. B. McCully, Elliott and Towers. Bro.
McCully has organized a Division at Bullock's
Creek, York District, called Bullock's Creek
Division No. 40; Bro. Elliott one at George's
Station, Colleton'District, culled St. George's
Division No. 16, and the third when organized,
by Bro. Towers, which will he in a few days,
will be called Williamscon Division, No. 35,
and located in Anderson District.
This information is indeed highly gratifying,
and if all of our D. G. W. P's. would "go and
do likewise," we would have no reason to despond.
On the contrary, our hearts would be
cheered with the knowledgo, that the public
mind had become enlightened and aroused, and
that our work was successfully progressing.
I have received reports from 1). G. W. P's.
J. B. McCully, of Chester, Corley, of Lexington,
Summer, of Newberry, Kennedy, of Kershaw,
Wheeler, of Marion, Austin, of Greenville,
Hammet, of Sumter, and Elliott of
Orangeburg, and Kunhardt audTylee of Charleston.
In answer to Bro. Elliott's inquiry, I would
6tate that there is no impropriety in any D. G.
VV. P. travelling out of his own jurisdiction
to institute a Division, especially at a point
where there is no D. G. W. P. That although
a Deputy may be appointed for a particular
District, yet as a good and true Son of Temperance,
he may exercise his duties wherever
they can be made available. That ours is a
work of love, and our labors should not be
I hope Bro. Austin will carry out the intention
he expresses, and that he will pay frequent
visits to this Division (as well as to all others
under his jurisdiction,) and endeavor not only
" to keep it alive," but to keep it actively
moving in the great work. I trust he will also
extend his particular attention to Cedar Shoals
Division, of which lie writes so despondingly,
and try to infuse into the breasts of its members,
some of the zeal and ardor which animates
It is to he hoped, that the Grand Division
meeting at Greenville, will have a very happy
effect, and be the means of accomplishing much
good, not only in that quarter, but through the 1
ant ire length and breadth of cur beloved State. 1
I beg again most, earnestly to recommend to
the Grand Division, the publishing and dis
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tritiuling ?;l temperance tracts. iney mjuuiu
[i? universally diffused among the people, and
n order that they may ho read with advantage. ?
[ would suggest time they he brief, though
itrong and to the point, arid written in such a
?tvie as to be made attractive to every mind. I
I presume our Slate Lecturer will report
A'hal progress he has made during the past i
quarter. From his well known energy and
ability, we may expect he has effected much.
I hope that he will continue in his high and I
iionorable office, and that lie will succeed in 1
Accomplishing the great object for which he is 1
so nobly contending.
Our new Ritual, as far as 1 have been able
to ascertain, has given great satisfaction. I
must again enjoin upon the D. G. VV. P's. the
necessity of a punctual attendance at the meetings
of their Divisions, and that they require
the officers to perfect themselves in the seve- i
ral charges assigned them.
I presume, tiiat by this time, every Division i
lias supplied itself with the new Ritual. I de
iire to bring this matter to the especial notice
of the D. (t. W. P's., and to request them to
urge upon those Divisions not in possession of
the new Ritual, the necessity of adopting it i
forthwith; and to report those not complying. <
At our last session, the whole subject of the '
interest ot the Grand Division in the Temper <
'nice Advocate, was referred to a select committee,
to report at this se-sion. I hope that
the committee will be readv, and that some
definite and final action may he taken.
In connexion with this subject, I beg to recommend
to the notice of the Grand Division, 1
and through that body, to every Son of Temperance,
" The South Carolina Temperance
Standardpublished at Lexington C. U.?
Conducted by talented and educated gentlemen,
of great energy of character, they will nobly
sustain and advocate the principles they es- 1
pause, and for the dissemination of which this '
journal was established. Its columns already
give a guarantee for the future, and assure us
that, " no obstacles will muke faint their purpose."
Let us hail it, as a true and efficient 1
exponent of our principles, with a warm and
generous welcome, and bid it " God speed" on
its high and holy mission.
I am highly gratified with the action of the
National Division? at its last session, by which
youths of sixteen years of age may be eligible
to membership in subordinate Divisions. This
is a very important change, and will prove highly
beneficial to our cause. Privileged to visit
nnr wppUIv meetings and to unite with us ill
our work of love, they will not only escape
the temptations which may be offered elsewhere,
but will take pride in being of, and among us.
Our example cannot fail to exercise a salutary
influence, and prepare them to become virtuous
and moral men. At the meeting of the
National Division at Chicago, I voted in favor
of this amendment, believing then, as I do now<
that much good will result from it. The measure,
at that session failed, for want of a constitutional
I respectfully recommend to all subordinate
Divisions, to follow the example of Greenville
Division No. i9. They have lately passed
resolutions "inviting ministers of the gospel
to give each of their congregations, at the ear1:?4
n poi-mnri nr Ini'fnro fill llif*
J1S?S0 UUIUClliriltC, a OVIUIUU I'l vv>u<v ...
subject of temperance, setting forth the means
and ends to be attained." If all the Divisions
in the State were to pass similar resolutions, I
am satisfied our number would be greatly enlarged,
and the cause of humanity much benefitted.
In the holy house of God, from the sacred
desk, anion a day when hearts are attuned to
works of mercy and love, whb can doubt the
force of such an appeal ? who can doubt that
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a nxmrt will VtlpQQ tliftt effort.
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made to save erring man from sin and shame ??
made to save him to his God, his homo and
coiintrj-, by leading him to religion, morality,
and virtue ?
I sincerely hope, that at the next session of
the Grand Division, which meets at Columbia,
there will be a large and general attendance.
The rc-union of all who prize the benefits of
our association, is calculated, not only to revive
the best hopes for its permanence, hut
provides the means and measures necessary for
our work in the succeeding year. Meeting
at our Capitol, during the session of the Legislature,
when the wisdom and virtue of tho
State is them collected, it behooves every true
and steadfast friend to the cause, to see that
his Division is properly represented, that we
may exhibit the whole force and strength of
our order, which is scarcely known, owing to
the indifference or apathy of the members to
attend the meetings of the Grand Division.
For a more minute detail of the state of our
order and finances, I refer you to the reports of
to utirl Omml 'PrPAsnrpr.
' MONTGOMERY MOSES, G~W. P.
Greenville, July 27th, 1854.
Which was on motion, referred to a Committe
of three, consisting of Bros. O'Neall,
Summer and Warren ; together with a communicaton
frotn the M. \V. S., being a synopsis
of the proceedings of the Nationai Diuision
at its late session.
The Grand Scribe then presented his general
Quarterly Report, as follows :
Officers ?nd Representatives?Through the
blessings of Divine Providence, we are again
permitted to assemble in Grand Division to return
Him our grateful and unfeigned thanks
for the goodness He has bestowed upon us as
a body and as individuals, and with His aid to I
transact such Dusiness as may he presented for
the benefit of the order. Since last we met in
Grand Division, the supreme head of our order
has held its session, and made some alterations
in the existing laws, and enacted some
new laws and regulations which it will be necessary
ftir von to deliberate upon, if vou do
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not finally dispose ot tliem at the present session;
they will be presented for your consideration
in their turn.
The following items, which I now bog leave
to submit, will show the condition and pro-1
gross ot tho Divisions under your jurisdiction j
fbr the quarter ending the first instant, but;
thirty-three Divisions have made their returns !
up to this dale, which number have initiated
60; oy dispensation, G; admitted by deposite
of card, 6; withdrawn from the order, 52; removed
membership, 16; broke the pledge first
time, 43; second time, 2; signed over, 6; expelled
87; suspended 2; and two have died.
Contributing members reported, 1403; receipts
ef the quarter, 8906.79; per centage, 870.40;
paid out for benefits and relief, $141.00; paid
out lor current expenses, $279.21?leaving in
the common treasury, a balance of $2098.21.
The state of the order is such, that we have
no need to doubt its ultimate success. We
have had much, very much to contend against,
but truth is mighty, and will prevail; we
have truth and honor on our side?the slanders
of the opposition to the contrary notwithstanding?and
with that assurance, our course is on
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Since the last quarterly session, two newDivisions
have been regularly organized, and
the charters, books, &c. for two more have
been forwarded. The two already organized
are St. George's, No 1G, at George's Station,
in Colleton Distric f; the other, Bullock's Creek,
No. 14, at Bullock's C'acek, in York District;
the others yet to be organized, are Williams?.on,-No.
35, at Williamston, in Anderson
District, and Division, No. 49, in Horry
District, at Conwayboio'. At the Annual
Session, I hope to report a still larger accession,
though we |jave much to fear from the
coming elections; the suppliants for public
office, always anxious to succeed, either in
obtaining station or being popular, will trim
their sails for the popular breeze, whether that
breeze comes laden with the zephyrs of temperance
and virtue, or burthened wilh the
withering simoom of intemperance and degradation.
Our rulers have fixed upon us the
mu-fio nf rim Lift use svaLpm. and now seem de
tcrmined to make it perpetual. Be theirs the
responsibility; that a revolution in public opinion
has been brought uboul in South Carolina,
since the introduction of the Sons of Temperance
into it, none will dare deny?many who
once drank openly now do it more privately,
or have quit it altogether. Public opinion they
know they must respect, and public opinion is
adverse to the base, degrading traffic and use
of ai dent spirits. Many however are above public
opinion, and it follows that the animal nature
prevails over the intellectual senses; this
latter class is peculiar to no particular section;
you may find them every where, in every part
of the country where licences are granted, and
men have no higher aspirations than to deal it
out to those who drink it, and thus descend
from the lofty eminence of man to the level of
the brutes that perish. Our*6 is a noble enterprise,
but the work is endless; while we live,
we must labor?our duties end only when death
calls us away from earth. Many who enlisted
with us have turned back, "like the sow to her
wallowing in the mire," and we have thoir work
to do, as well as to repair the injury of their
defection?the Scriptures are infallible, they
warn us of such.
At the annual session, as is my custom and
duty, I will lay before you a full and detailed
statement of the condition and progress of the
Order under your jurisdiction, and as usual
make such suggestions to you as may present
themselves in the interim. That our worthy
nr<d honored G. W. P. is not with us at this
time is mubh to be regretted, llis report,
which I have had the pleasure of presenting to
you, has informed you so fully on every point
of interest to the Order that nothing has been
left to me hut to give you such statistical facts
as are immediately connected with my office.
With the sincere hope that our business may
be harmoniously and beneficially transacted
for the benefit of the whole Order, I beg leave
to submit for your acceptance and consideration
the ahove report.
Respectfully submitted in L. P. dc F.
Z. J. DeHAY, G. Scribe.
Greenville, July 27, 1854.
Which was oil motion also referred to i
committee of three, consisting of Bros. Towns
end, Towers and J. Caughman.
The following report of the G. Treasure
was silso presented and referred to a committe
of three, consistinp of Bros. Corlev. Leitne
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and Thos. McCully:
Geo. S. Bower, G. T.
In acct. wilh G. D. S. of T
July 27, to balance on hand last roport,SI7.7Amt.
received from G. S. G5.0'
By amt. paid E. Thayer's bill,?12.00
" " Councell&Phynney, 14.37
" E. C. Councell, 10.00
" ? P. M. Wallace, 3.25- 39.0!
Balance on hand Julv 27, 1854, ?43.1!
G. S." BOWER, G. T.
Bro. Pickett submitted a verbal report of hi
labors as State Lecturer since the last quarter
ly session, which was received as information
Bro. O'Neal 1 from the committee to whom wa
referred the whole matter of the S. C. Tempe
ranee Advocate, informed the G. Division tlia
the committee had not yet held any meetinj
to consider the subject, and therefore the com
mittee was not prepared to report. The P. A1
W. P. being called upon gave a most graphi<
and cheering description of the meeting an(
proceedings of the N. D. at its late session a
St. John, New Brunswick. The following billi
were presented, and on motion referred to tin
committee of Finance:
From Charleston Mercury, for adv. $28.1(
" Charleston Courier 4t " 18.9(
" South Carolinian " " 13.5(
" Darlington Flag " " 2.0(
" Evening News ." u 11.5(
" Jas. Phynney & Co. for printing 12.0(
" Walker & Evans " 11.5(
" National Division for books, <5cc. 25.0(
" E. C. Councell for printing 3.0(
" Southern Standard for advertising 4.5J
The Grand Scribe moved that Bro. John R
Pickett be granted a Clearance Card, to entitle
him to connect himself with Butler Division
No. 17, the Division to which he formerly be
longed (Oid 0G, No. 3) having failed to inaki
returns for nearly a year, which was concur
Bro. Warren offered the following resolutior
which was adopted:
Resolved, That as our organization is a be
nevolent one, and dependant upon the contri
billions of iU members for support, that here
after notices of meetings of the Grand Divisioi
will be published only in the South Carolim
Temperance Standard, anil such oihpr pnperi
as may he disposed to aid our cuu3e by adver
tising without charge, and that hereafter n<
account for printing will be passed forpaymen
which is not authenticated by the G. Scribe.
The (t. Conductor here announced as in wait
ing the-following delegates, viz:
W. T. Ashmore, P. W. P., Enoreo Div. No. 42
Martin Otts, " " "
J. A. Wood, " Pleasant Grove " 7J
Who were introduced and duly obligated.
An invitation from Greenville Division, No
JO, to join them in a public procession this eve
ning at 8 o'clock was received through Bro. G
T. Mason, and on motion accepted.
On motion of Bro. O'Neall the G. Divisior
took a recess until half past 3 o'clock, p. m.
Half Past 3 o'clock, p. in.
The G^and Division resumed business at th<
appointed hour. Present the same officers as
in the forenoon. Adam Whisnant and J. B
Hill, P. W. Ps., and A. J. Stone, W. P. of En
oiee Division No. 42, being announced as ir
waiting and their credentials accepted by th<
Grand Division, they were introduced by the
G. C. and duly obligated. The Committee t<
whom was referred the report of the G. W. P.
and the communications from I he M. W. Scribe
submitted their report as follows:
The committee to whom was referred the G
W.P's. report and its accompanying documents
report that they havo considered the same, ant
sfate that while there is a less outward show o
zeal in Temperance than formerly, yet thej
believe sobriety has a stronger hold on the ai
lections and habits of the people. Wo havi
been thoroughly "winnowed," the chaff has beei
removed, and nothing but ihe pure grain re
mains. We believe that the Sons of Temper
ance now are as thoroughly prepared to hutlii
manfully for their glorious cause, as they eve
It is desirable that the useless branches o
our tree should be4loppcd off. Hence we re
commend that the G. W. P. charge his deputie
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to visit every kjuooramaie uivisivii nuitu ua
failed to make returns for two quarters, and i
such Divisions cannot be revived and put ii
working order, to receive their charters, books
money and property, and report the same t<
the G. W. P., who shall thereupon ordtr thi
G. S. to strike such Divisions from the rol
of Divisions composing the G. D.
They rejoice to hear of the success of breth
ren McCully, Elliott and Towers in organizinj
new Divisions, they hope their success will stim
ulate others to similar efforts.
It is gratifying to know that so many of th
D. G. \V. Ps. have made reports; it is the be
ginning of greater usefulness by them. Th
committee acree with the G. W. P. that a E
G. W. P. may constitute a new Division ou
of the particular locality for which he is appoir
led. This locality is only an assigned field c
labor, and if he chooses to labor beyond it, it i
all right and proper; his authority extend
throughout the State.
The committee concur with the G. W. P. i
hoping that brother D. G. W. P. Austin wil
carry out his purpose of frequently visiting al
the Divisions in Greenville District. The
hope ull others will imitate his highly laudnbl
The distribution of tracts is a great and de
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committee recommend to Subordinate Divit
ions to raise a monthly sum by contribution
for this purpose.
It is to be regretted that our self-sacrificin
lecturer has been so little called for. He ha
been and still is ready to meet the calls of hi
i brethren in every part of the State. Thos
- who desire his services must address the Rei
J. R. Pickett. Newberry, pay the postage am
r furnish him with the means of reaching ther
e free of expense, either by Railroad or othe
r means of transportation.
Every Division ought to supply themselve
with the new Ritual. Failing to do so is j
great evidence of inattention to their true inter
est-?; for there is no doubt it imparts a beaut;
J and interest to the ceremonies of the Order (a
Q beyond that of the old Ritual.
The committee regret that the war-won
i sheet, the Temperance Advocate, has ceasei
forever; this regret is much diminished by tin
establishment of the South Carolina Temper
. onpp ftfnnrltirH
Tiie committee concur with the G. W. P. ii
2 the propriety of calling upon the ministers o
- the Gospel to aid us in the great work of Tern
2 perance and Prohibition.
The committee are pleased with the actioi
s of the National Division in all respects The}
. believe that the admissions of and above 16 o
i. ladies as visitors, the institution of Degrees
s and the next meeting of the National Divisiot
- at Charleston oil the first Wednesday i" June
t 1855, will contribute greatly to the benefito
5 the Order in this State.
On these various matters, so far as they cal
. for action from us, the committee recotumenc
c the adoption of the following resolutions:
1 1. Resolved, That the Subordinate Divisions
t be recommended to take up contentions du
3 ring each month fur the purchase jmd distribu
3 tion of tracts.
2. Resolved, That each Subordinate Divisiot
) furnish itself with copies of the new Ritual.
\ 3. Resolved. That the G. W. P. be request
ed to invite ail the ministers in this State tc
preach sermons in favor of Temperance and
4. Resolved, That this Grand Division au
thorizes the various Subordinate Divisions tc
confer the Degrees instituted by the National
Division, and for that purpose directs the G. S
to procure the sets of books necessary for this
purpose from the M. W. S., and to enable liini
to act in this matter each Subordinate Division
wishing the Degrees is directed to write to the
3 G. S., paying the postage, and inclosing $5
( within the next two months.
5. Resolved, That this Grand Division hails
3 with unfeigned pleasure the opportunity ol
. meeting their brethren of the National Division
at Charleston next June.
i 6. Resolved, That it be recommended to the
G. D. to be there fully represented.
7. Resolved, That the G. W. P. address clr
. culars to .nil the G. Ds. of the Southern .and
. Southwestern States pressing then) to be full)
i represented at that meeting, and to the Granc
l Divisions of the British Provinces, the Eastern
5 Northern, Middle and Western States and Ter
. ritories respectfully and affectionately asking
3 them each and all to be there present with ful
8. Resolved, That this body will unite wit!
. the brethren in Charleston in securing to oui
visitors h splendid reception, and a kind anc
1 * ? II iL J . iL -4.
nospiUDie provision lor mem during ineir sia)
free of charge.
J 9. Resolved, That at the meeting at Colurn
bia, a committee be appointed to act in thii
. matter with the brethren in Charleston.
JOHN BELTON O'NEALL, Ch'n.
The resolutions were taken up seriatim anc
adopted ; the report was then adopted as t
1 whole. The committee to whom was referrec
the general quarterly report of the Grand
Scribe, presented the following report:
The committee appointed this morning tc
; consider the report of the G. S. for the quar
j ter, euding on the 30th of last June, have giver
. the subject attention, and ask leave to submit
the following report:
i The Grand Scribe has so fully presented ol
j tho facts and information necessary on sue!
? occasions, that nothing remains for your com
) mittee to say, more than to concur with tha
, very efficient officer, in his suggestions, reconi
) mendations and hopes for the future succes;
and prosperity of our cherished order.
Your committee are pained to observe some
, discouraging features in the report before them
j such as tho tardiness of subordinate Division:
I 10 mftKe returns, UIIU me \eiy ?iuw
f which those Divisions have made as a whole
whose returns are embodied in the report o
j the G. S. Still, heartily concurring in thesen
i ticnent so hopefully uttered in tho report undei
consideration, that " truth is mighty and wil
ultimately prevail"?and observing moreover
a an actual increase during the quaiter just end
r eel, of two new Divisions, and two others it
immediate prospect of organization, your coin
f mittee feel encouraged to hope and beliew
- that we are on the eve of more prosperou
s times?that the success which is everywhon
s else crowning the efforts of our order, wil
f soon be triumphantly enjoyed by the gallant
a old Palmetto State?always among the first o
i, her sister States in works of benevolence anc
3 All of which is respectfully submitted.
11 B. D. TOWNSEND,
A. B. TOWERS,
I Greenville, S. C., July 27, 1854.
i- . Which was, on motion, also adopted.
The committee to whom was referred the re
e port of the Grand Treasurer, presented the fol
i. lowing report which was adopted :
e The committee to whom was referred th<
>. report of the Grand Treasurer, respectfully re
it port that, they have examined the same am
i. find it correct.
,f S. CORLEY,
s W Z. LEITNER,
s THOS. McCULLY,
The following resolutions offered by Brc
n B. D. Townsend, of Bennettsville Divisior
No. 45, were adopted:
II 1. Resolved. That in the opinion of thi
>" Grand Division, the temperance reformatio
o has reached an' >ther?. poch, when, as herotofort
a forward movement is necessary to secur
> past conquests, and future success.
e 2. Resolved. That the timo has arrived whei
' all true temperance men, of every order am
13 name should at once, and forever, banish al
sickly scruples, and unitedly and heartily joi
g in using all proper exertions to unite legal wit
is moral suasion.
is 3. Resolved, That in the opinion of thi
6 | Grand Division, a bountiful supply of suitable
r. | tracts, adapted to our peculiar circumstances
d and latitude, to be published and put into the
n hands of our entire reading population, would
ir most certainly and speedily accomplish the
desired end. Sincerely believing as we do that
s the arguments in favor of legal prohibition,
a when properly presented, are unanswerable,
-- and irresistible.
y 4. Resolved, That in order to embrace the
r whole range of discussion, and to collect a series
of the most convincing arguments on this
n question. Every Division of the Sons of Ternj
perance in South Carolina, and such other terne
perancc organizations or individuals, as may
be pleased to unite with us, be earnestly invited
to'put into immediate requisition their best
1 talents in the preparation of short temperance
f tracts, to be forwarded with as little delay as
- possible to the Grand Worthy Patriarch at
Sumterville S. C.
i 5. Resolved, That the G. W. P. be respectf
fully charged with the duty of referring all
f these productions to an able central commit,
tee, to be selected by him, who will iramedi
l arely proceed to pass all the tracts thus sab,
initteff, in review before them, report the ref
suit to the G. \V. P.; especially designating
the best production from each Division or Dis1
1 G. Resolved, That this selection of tracts,
each to be called after the Division or District
5 in which it originated, be published bv the
Grand Division separately, and in a series, in
sufficient quantities to furnish subordinate Divisions,
and other bodies desiring them, at
prime cost, with copies enough to supply every
family in the State.
7. Resolved, That the Grand Scribe be
i charged with the duty of having these resolutions,
ami the action of the Grand Division on
them, printed in circular form, and addressed
to all the temperance organizations in Sooth
The following resolution offered by the P.
' M. W. P. was unanimously adopted :
Resolved, That the proceedings be published
( in the Camden Journal, Temperance Standard,
, Southern Enterprise, Chester Standard, South
Carolinian, Southern Standard, Southern Pa
' triot, Greenville Mountaineer, and such other
; papers as will publish them,
f The following resolutions offered by Bro.
, Ebenezor Thayer, were unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That the thanks of this Grand
, Division be tendered to the officers and members
of Mountain Lodge, No. 15,1. 0. 0. F.,
. for their kindness in allowing us the use of their
t beautiful Hall, in which to hold the present
, session. ?
| Resolved, That the thanks of this Grand Di?
vision be also tendered to the President and
. Directors of the Greenville nud Columbia^and
r the Charlottes and South Carolina Rail Roads,
j for their kindness itt allowing delegates to pass
over their roads and return for one fare.
i No further business appearing, the Grand
r Division was closed in doe form, to meet again
1 at Colombia on Thursday the 30th November,
' 1854, at-11 o'clock A. M.
Z. J. DeHAY, Grand Scribe.
i Miraculous Escape.?On Monday of last
week, an interesting little daughter ofDr. Case,
,.r m:ii~.j.11 ? ?u.. tvit_: i?
kj i iTiu jcu^cvmc, a cue rcueiai %j muii, utiijr
1 fuur years old, fell into a well on his premises,
1 forty-nine feet in depth, and containing seven
I feet of water. Strange to say, the child was
' rescued without having sustained other injnry
than a scratch 011 the side of her face. She
' had been in the well several minutes before the
' fact was known, and had been there twenty
1 minutes altogether before relieved from her
1 dangerous situation. She was found clasping
the curb, which projected some six or eight
1 inches under the water. In this way she had
1 kept her head above water for twenty minutes.
When taken from the well she was severely .
1 chilled, but by the application of the proper
' remedial agents, no ill effects followed. The
3 age of the child, the depth of the well, and the
depth of the water, together with the length of
5 time she supported herself in the water,it must
? be concluded that her preservation was indeed
3 a miracle.
J. An Independent Burglar.?The Mobile
Advertiser of Friday says: Our columns yes'
terday and the day previous contained an adI
vcrtiscment offering $50 reward for the return
ofa couple of safe keys which were stolen from
' Mr. S.W. Cochran,s apartment a few days ago.
Yesterday the Messrs. Cochran received a well
written letter info/ming them where the keys
could bo found and directing where the money
should be deposited, besides giving a variety
] of information upon the art of lock picking in
I general, and Mr. Cochran's lock in particular.
^ On going to the spot designated the keys were
P found, and immediately after Mr. Cochran
j handed over the money offered as a reward to
trie person ueHgnnteu t>y me nurgtar to receive
it. The burtilur assured Mr. Coehran that he *
had <>nce before made an attempt on his safe,
breaking a key in the lock, and had keys that
would open his ottice whenever he choose to
enter, and in short th re was little in the way
of lock picking that he was not an adept ia.
We hope the fellow may bo cnught and oaged.
Needle Swallowed and Extracted.?A
e lady of Rochester who was addicted to the
bad lmbit of holding pins and needles in her
d mouth, swallowed what she supposed to be a
pin, some time in December last. Soon after
sr. i -j i.i.. . ~ :
sue suneren consilium^ uum nuuie |juih* m
her stomach, hut without attributing them to
the pin. On Saturday last, the lady wa3 attacked
with a severe pain in her knee, which '
,f was so intense as to cause her to faint. A
physician was called, who succeeded in extracts
ing from the limb a medium size needle, which
n had worked nearly to the skin, the eye being
5) foremost. The needle was much corroded,
e and the point had become nearly as much blunted
as the head.? Buffalo Bern., June 20
d "Jack did you carry that umbrella borne I
'' borrowed yesterday?" " No father, you have
^ often told me to lay up something for a rainy
day, and as I thought it would rain before long,
s I have laid the umbrella up."
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