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ENVILLE Vol. xxxi. NO. 8. GREKXVILLK, WASIILMiTOX COUNTY, MISS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1808. SUBSCRIPTION $2.00 PER ANNUM IrGER PERCY, ORNEYS AT LAW, Grennvllle. Mlsa. THOMAS. Van U. Hoddik. IhOMAS & BODDIE, Itorneym tit lnxv, lUco in AVilczinski Block. n the 0,lly Abntraet of Titlo to of WashimrUm County and f,v of Greenville. ard T. Stewart, U. U. b- 0flreoTrGrwoP7' su 1, f.irTM-""" ' , T. 1HKYS. (ins ilininltteiTtl. OPEN LETTER NO. II. To the Krv. JolinW. Primrose, II. I) nic wry emphatic stiiti infill dl' iK'iui Fsirrar, that tli , ..,1 ...1 11 I i i , . i ..u ihcun o iHlilH'Hl ri) t I'll t . e t i li"m KnmiK I ic.iii lirnlliciiMM mid U'H.I.M to ililldellty." I ,mtU( .'Hong Willi ; imposing llllllllicr (if oilier eminent scholars. liishops ami .Uihliisimps, of the Clmrc or r.nglaml, the present venernlile Archliishop of Canterbury, Teni le. (sometime- ignorant ly culleil tliu English I'ope) ns repudiating the venial theory. Von may Ik my dear sir, lioth more scholarly Mini more saintly than a Stanley, a riirrar, or a leinplo: yon may he far lietter prepared than any one of these great men to instruct, en I. .1 .. .1 . . .1 l l ' iigni'ii, ami ctiuv me pnniiu on most matters secular ami saerei hut is' it within the bounds of credibility, that von know iikttku than riw.v what is Tin: hiktuim: HI-' Tilt: ( HI l((TI (if IN(.I.AM) IX UK- ;ai;) i'ci r.nii.ic.u, ixsi-ikatiox '. Did l.'ean Stanley speak ignorant ly, or i;il-;ely, when he w rote that verbal inspiration was no doctrine of the i huivh of Kiiirlami; Did arrar set hiniselr. against the doctrine of tlie Church of Kntrland, w hen he made the strong statement (iioted above; Had Archbishop Temple lost his wits, or stilled his loyally to the doctri nal standard of the Church of Kntrlaiid, when ho repudiated the verbal theory of biblical inspira tion;:!: Von sa you have not jiisl learn ed mat these eminent scholars, and the others on my "list," are op posed to the theory of verbal iti- piralion. Yon were, therefore. aw are t l lieir opposition to tins theorv when von wrote your irtie'e of August l'.Hh. Well and pood. Here, men, do you mm yourself ; Just here: You repudiated 101; nil-; enuucil of (mi) my rejection or tne vernal theory of biblic'al inspiration. 15e eause of my rejection of that theory, vou soujrht to discredit me before this community as a teacher of Christian truth; you tried to make it appear that I had lid something contrary to the Church's fundamental faith; vou lid this knowing that my rejection of the aforesaid theory was public ly shared by a number of the greatest scholars and prelates of the Church of Knsrland, men whose names are among the very chiefest glories of that Church Now. then, here you are: Either you knew better than these emi nent men what is the doctrine of the Church of England in regard to biblical inspiration; knew thcin to be opposed to that doctrine, and were prepared, speaking for the Church of England and the Church of God, to discredit them as teachers of Christian truth, to repudiate their sentiments in the mutter of biblical inspiration: or you did not know that they were opposed to the doctrine of inspira tion held by the Church ot hug land; were not prepared to repu- liate their inspiration-sentiments for that Church, or the Church of ;od, in which case, you went minfullv, grievously, lamentably astray, when you dared to under take, speaking for the Church of find the Church Universal to liscredit me for rejecting a theory inspiration, rejected no less certainly by these men! As a simple matter of fact which should be hidden from no tolorably well-informed theolog ian, the Church of England is not ommitied to the verbal theory of biblical inspiration. Search the Thirty-nine Articles from A to Z, and you cau discover no line or syllable to the elicit, that the Bible is infallibly-verbally-inspir- Will you read the Church of England out of the Church of (J oil on this account. t J NO. O. AHCHEK bit. mm co, TON FACTORS QBHICNVIMK. MISS. Grade Jersey Milch Cows with Young Ulves, Les.stock. Pet tit P.O. .Miss J. H. ROBB, heobald Ave., GREENVILLE. MISS HHKEUEU OF hd Plymouth Fowls And Scotch Collie Dog; t now. Chicks later. I GREGO, TY RESTAURANT. S Mi at all Boars iciaJ Attention to (Traveling Public. AND,; - MIS 1MMER BROS. if 1 Molttrers Ipffiiofl Workers. GUEENVILLIf MISS. Turning and Tanks of all slze !! to order ou ihrtrt notice Mid MtUfactioD guaranteed. by Telepboue or Telegraph Jromptlv Attended to. iourj aad (jreenTllle Pallet Co JOARRYIWO C. g. 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V CTnur w w oiunc, irrvc ny to hits 1111 Itov. and dear Sir: Replying to your letter in the Democrat of the 3rd inwt., let inc assure you thut J huvo never dreamed of regarding your ciijrcr nosH to enlighten the public ns to the difference of our position." tne mutter or biblical inspiration an a question between 1'iesbyter ians and Kpiscopalians." I am glad to claim the friendship of u number of persons in your con gregation, and on nil occasion glad to bear witness to the high esteem in which I boldtliem: and I should charge mvsclf willi l'iiivc injustice towards them mid other members of the Presbyterian church in ( ireenville, were 1 dis posed to lav upon any of them the slightest responsibility for your utterly unwarranted, almost indescribable, attack upon my sermon of August Ttli last. I am reasonably certain, that your article of August l'.Uh would neer have seen the light of the printing- room, had you made less "liasti to publish it; had you, before it publication, consulted Willi the hest and w isest men of your con rreriilioii. ami been irtiiiled 1 their advice. Put do not understand that am liiclincil either to complain, or to regret (except for your sake) that you should have seen lit publish the said article. It given me not one moment's easiness: and the ettcci ot vour letter of the .'3L-t ult. upon my mental repose has been no more serious. Neither one nor tin other has severed, or strains far as 1 am concerned, the bonds of social ninitv between yourself and me. From both 1 have learn ed a good deal lor w inch 1 am grateful: they are "human docu ments" of considerable value am inclined, I repeat, to enter no complaint, and to express no re eret for myself, that vou should have provoked this controversy I am inclined simply to hope that, having provoked it, you will be able to liear with fortitude the consequences of it; the conse nuences to vour reputation as i scholar, and as a teacher of reason able and humane religion. To continue: You may recall that in my let ter of August 22nd 1 asked you several very vital questions; and you are probably aware that you lave not answered them, let, upon your willingness and ability to answer them depends youi right to continue this controversy nauurated by yourself in order. as you declared, to enlighten the public. 1 assert, unless you do answer these questions, or confess your inability to answer them, that you are not only not enlight ening the public, but that you are confusing the public; that you are not dealing fairly with the public. Here is the "gist" of the matter, and you have simply got to meet it and deal with it, or the public will know why you do not. Vnii .hnrfrfid in vour article of August 19th that 1 had uuereu sentiments in which the "Church of God" had no "proprietorship"; you undertook to discredit me as teacher of Christian truth: com mitting the Church of God to an infallible Bible verbally inspired, you endeavored to make the pub lic believe that I w as in opposition to the doctrine of the Church of God on the question of biblical in- piration, because, forsooth, it was plain from what I had preach ed, that I did not entertain the infallible verbal theory. 1 chal lenged you to state your authori ty for thus reading me out of the Church of God; or, if you prefer, harging me with having uttered sentiments obnoxious to the funda mental creed of the Church. 1 asked you whether the Church of God had ever framed any theory or definition of biblical inspiration that is binding upon Christian be lievers; and, if it had, to produce such theory or definition. I quo ted Ienn Stanley as saying, that erbal inspiration is no doctrine a As a simple matter of fact, of which every tolerably well-inforni-el theologian should blush to con fess hi ignorance, the Church of God, the Church Catholic or Uni versal, is not committed to the verbal theory. The two great Catholic Creeds, the Apostles' and the JSiccne. arc utterly silent in ref-jwt of ', this theory, and WKHtyNOT KNAMEP IN OBEDIENCE to it. -1 he Church of God, has nk Kit framed tiny theory or defi nition of biblical inspiration tln.t is binding upon Christian be lie vers. Now, my dear sir, either deny these statements, and prove them false; either declare that the Church of God has framed a theory or definition of biblical in spiration binding upon Christian believers, and produce such theory or definition, or tell where it may be found; or else, be hon est and manly enough to confess to the public that you erred, that you went astray, that you did a wrong, when you sought to show that I was false to a fundamental doctrine of the Universal Church. because it was (Tear in my sermon of August 7th, that I did not hold the infallible-verbal theory of biblical inspiration. When you undertook to dis redit a brother-minister as a eacner oi Uirislian truth: when you made haste to repudiate his pulpit-utterances for the Church f God, you should have been as l UK (IK WHAT YOU WEKK SAYING AS lOl AUK (II-' VOl U A 1! (' S, on voi iiMi i.rii'i.icATiox taiii.i:. our sense of right, your perception of plain decency and propriety, should have warned you, as with tongues of tire, to measure and weigh your words; to make no mis-statement; to assert only what in all soberness you knkw to be a matter-of-fact. 1 declare, then, that, unless you can answer tiie iiuestions J have isked in a manner favorable to our contention: unless you caul show (mid jou certainly can noij mat the umireh or dod is ommitted to the verbal theory of iblicnl inspiration, it is clear that you have made a mis-statement unintentional, doubtless; that you erred painfully, grievous ly, lamentably, when you told the public that my teachings were against the Church's doctrine. Having erred, having misrepre- nted me, and to some extent misled the public, tho least that ou should do now is, to apolo gise to tho public, and, in a manly way, honestly confess your error. In conclusion, let me say that in this letter 1 have purposely avoid ed all side-issues. I have avoided them in order to get a settlement of the main issue between us. I have been unwilling and wisely, I think to say anything that might divert your mind from this main issue. When that is settled, we may, with a conscience void of offence, "clear and like a sea at rest," proceed to discuss tho sundry and various theories of biblical inspiration, naming our preferences for the benefit of tho public; and all sorts of othei in teresting things in general and particular if you please. Yours respectfully, QUINCV EwiNG. Greenville, .Miss., Sept. 5, 1898. THE IRISH NATURE. k Few uELi'EVES IN FORGIVENESS. An Anecdote of President McKinley Which Shows His Generosity. In the Ladies' Home Journal an anecdotal biography of President McKinley is published, and among iho characteristic anecdotes is one by ;i personal friend which goes to prove he President's Methodism and to at .'st his quickness at repartee and his ,ove of humor. '"President McKinley aas always shown the highest degree of generosity toward his political op ponents, savs the writer. hue gov ernor of Ohio he was about to appoint toan exalted ami lucrative otlicea man Specim.vj of the Genuine Cel tic Wit A curium peculiarity of the Irish nature is tlw wide limits to which re lationship extended. "Do you know Pat Meefianf" a peasant was aked. '"Of course I do, a5 the answer, 'Whv, he's a near relation of mine. lie wance proposed fur my sisther iaio. vwicn lection lighting wa rife in Ireland, it was a mini's interest to "increase his followin' " by extend ing the number of his relation by every possible device. Happily, fac tion lighting is dead in Ireland, and a man lias no need now to have behind nun a long line, nor ot ancestor", as Sir lloyle Uoche would say, but of ''re- lation.i, as was imperatively neces.-,i-ry when the ''lihoys" were accustomed to "hould diheu?.sions with sticks" at every fair, it is after he is dead that his relation? "come in handy" to the Irishman. They give him a "grand hurviu'," "Well, .Mary," .-aid a friend of mine to a domestic who had been at tending a "buryin'," "had Mat Ma loney a good funeral?" "Oh, he had a great wan, sir," said Mary. "An' whv wouldn't he? Wa-n't he related to the whole barony? Faith, it reminded mo of a land league meetiu'." A child went crying to it? mother and re ported that it had swallowed a button. "Well, well, look at that now,"' cried the woman, "lirgor, I suppose tho next tiling you'll do is to swallow a buttonhole!" This story reminds me of the graphic description given by a heggi'i-nian of his tattered co'at. "Faith, ycr honner, it's nothin' but a parcel of holes sewn together.'' It often seems in Ireland as if words are not quick enough, or that they form too cumherson a vehicle for the rapid and rushing thoughts of thesa active-minded peasantry. A laugha ble instance of this occurred during a recent visitation by Dr. Walsh, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Dub lin, to a remote iiari-h in his arrh- diocese, the story of which l was told by the priest. An old woman hobbled up to his grace a- lie was passing through the village, and exclaimed: '"Wishii, now that I've seen your lordship, ye may die, and the Lord be praised!" It , net dlcss to say, het own death the old lady deired, after the great privilege of having seen a live archbishop. The -ame clergyman told me that he has a parishioner who is much addicted to drink. Meeting the man one day, when, a- the people say, "he had a di..p in," the priest in sisted that he should take the pledge, for it was the only protection against the tempetatious of the public house. "You've never seen a teetotalcrdrink, Tom," said the. priest. "Ah, your riverence, replied lorn, 1 ve seen many a man drunk, but 1 couldn't tell for the life o' me, whether thev wor teetotalers or not!" An Irishman 'ot out of a train at a railway station for refreshments but, unfortunately, the bell rang am the train went otf before he had finished his drink. Running alon the platform after the train, he shouted: "Mould on, there; hould on. You've got a passenger aboord that's left behind!" A poor woman who had a son of whom she was verv proud, un- intentianally paid him a very bad com plimeiit. Speaking of the boy to tin priest, she said: "There isn't in the barony.yer riverence, a cleverer lad nor Tom. 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In 1775, when the price of wheat again went to an al most prohibitive price to the poor it was necessary, in France, for the troops to guard the market?, and a general insurrection Was only kept critical period had passed, the desert er slipped back into his partv and re mained unnoticed until he became a candidate for office. Many of Gov. McKinley 's loval friends earnestly protested against his sppointment. They argued that tho man had been a traitor wnen lie was most needed, ana that he w as not entitled to consider ation. The governors face lighted up with a smile, and, taking his cigar from between his lips, he remarked: 'Gentlemen, you seem to forget that I am a Methodist and1 believe in the doctrine of falling from grace.' " Sound. Mr. Bunker (to applicant for his daughter's hand) Is your position lonnd? Applicant Decidedly so, sir. I m i trombone player. 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