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Charleston, W. Va., July 1894
Volume I Nawiber 1 - "Soon life'fr^prtngtime will be over, And its fciHumn days will oome: Happy, fchefc. will be those workaien Who h?v$?heave8 to carry home." Charleston 1>i**(rirt Directory. Btehop, E. D. Andrews, D. D., LL. D. Presiding EtiJer, C. B. Grabam. > > pastors. Arnoldsburgs iiev. H. K."R ffe. Charleston,^ " 8. J. C>tton. Charleston tU. u J.J. White. Cleudeonin^ 44 W T. McCutcheon Clifton & Mlj, ,4 E. D. Hanoa. 'Cottagevill#* f' A. A. Kelley. Dauavilie, ? *4 6. J Miller. E. Charlestq i, J. 8. Jenkins. Elk City, j; 44 C. Hely Molony. Fisher's, c 14 C W. Stephan. Hartford Cite?, *'4 Johu Beddow. Leou, j *' Del. Upt?n. Maiden, " " ?> B. Orr. Tsob'e, y. 44 W.H. Hammond. Pt. Plea-ant "?4 W. U. L. C>rrell. Ravenswooc^ 44 H. B. Bowden. KaymoudC "y 44 % T. \V. VVilnon. JR edy. ' *k H. H. Hughes. Ri.?ley, * *? J. F. Aru ?ld. iSpencer, v4 Jacob Hiatt. Walton, v 44 U. W. Alley. * SA LIT ATI OX. We coniK to our readers in this ?rst issue of the Charleston Advocate "vt/y reluctantly, be cause of the*wide and ever widen ing field $*Habor already de . ou>v time But the "Sail for a local ciiurcn 3>aper has b?e* so frequently and forcibly printed to us that we fear that if v?e refuse to respond to rthis call of jfU* Great Leader, He may not per?k*fc the success of the past to continue. We have there fore, at the r^uest of the Charles ton District Conference agreed to ?issue an edition of one thousand ?or more ' each of the ^three moi;tHs before the Annual Coihti?rence to meet in ;Some degree' the requirements of the Church, .'the success of which will determii? our course as to the future of th ^Advocate. It is not Krftr intention to sup plant the retftuar weekly Advo cates in the h Hues in any way, but rather incrfetfls their circulation ;and thereby ir-,t.jtiply the influences for good. v The Pastor>!^nd Church officers ?of the District having plaeed upon us the responsibility of leadership in this new d^&artment of spread ing the GospJi, have also laid upon ? X themselves if corresponding re sponsibility tw , co -o pe ra te act i v e 1 y and prompthVy making the paper do the greatest possible amount of good within i*s 'sphere. It will be^Oiir aim to give the first place interests of the 'Church in th*.! Charleston District ?of twenty-ofis Factorial Charges, which have^ru actual membership of 4,008, wilrh f9 Sunday Schools with a memt^rstiip of 4,673. And 20 Epworth^League Chapters with an enrollment of near 700. Next in order ancf^nportance comes the interests off^e JVI. E. Church of the Kanawha Valley and adjaoent j territory, including a membership and following of over 30,000 per sons whose local interests center in Charleston. The pastors of all these Churches are authorized to act as agents for the paper within their pastorial charges. And we will give to their local church interests all the time and space at our disposal. Last, but not least, it will be our aim to aid in an humble way in the answering of the Saviour's prayer for the unity, harmony and success of all of his followers. A nd in the advancement of the funda mental principles of Christianity the magnifyiLg of all church in fluences that exalts our Christ, the minifying of none. Recognizing that the pen is more powerful than the sword, we tip our cap to the brethren of the press and solicit the eo-operation and prayers of all lovers of the Truth. C. B. Graham. The West Virginia Conference Seminary at Buckhannon in the June Commencement exercises recorded another term of progress. Few if any educational institutions of oucXof ntoJiave ha<l such sig nal victories. A debt of over $20,000 on the main building has lately been provided, $12,000 of it in cash. Prof. B. W. Hutchinson, the president from the opening session has proven himself to be the man for the position. He, aided by an able faculty has not only been able to send out hundreds of religious yo^ng men and women to blet>8 our State, but he has worked won ders in finances. He has been supported also by a loyal and self sacrificing Board of trustees, having for its president J udge Samuel Woods, and treasurer Hon. B. F. Martin. The latter's resignation at the last meeting be cause of failing health sent a pang of sorrow to the heart of every member of the Board. The Seminary loss was great by the deaths of Revs. Reger and White, but they acted well their part until called up higher. A plan for a dormitory by M. F. Giesy was adopted and a Building ap pointed. Valuable additions to the Faculty have been made. Send to Prof. Hutchinson for Catalogue. Our thanks to Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Carper for favors. ? The State Street Sunday School took their Fourth of July picnic on Carrs hill. At 8:30 a. m., about 200 bright and cheery faces were gathered about the door of the church, a waiting the order to march. A team for the occasion, furnished by Savage Bro's arrived in due tim? and when the baskets laden with the children's (Tinner treasures were stacked upon the wagon until it resembled a farmers grain wagon loaded from the field. Then the order to march was given. All went well until the approach to the bridge was reached. The team here, true to instinct, preferred the stable to the pull necessary to reach the bridge, but with the engi neering of Dr. Terry and the help of some friends and a frequent touch of the "reminder" in the hand of the colored driver the bridge was crossed and the top of the mountain beyond soon reached, not however before many con cluded that it was an "awful dis tance to the grove." After rest, general talk, swinging &c., came a bountiful dinner, first served to the Juniors who without an excep tion seemed willing to take part, then came the Seniors and thev J were not reluctant to join in re ducing the weight of the baskets. Joseph Junes added to the interest I of the occasion by his Kodac and [John Miehaelson deserves thanks for his thoughtfulness in provid ing a line large tent in case of rain. After several hours of ball and croquet playing and swinging the '< mi pa n y^wTn cfetl tneir ways home^ ward feeling well rewarded for the sacrifices made. The Ohio Wesleyan University at its commencement in Juue which was the "Fiftieth Anniversity conferred the degrees of L. L. D., on M iss Frances Williard, Gover nor McKinlev, Bishop H. W. Wairen, Bishop J. M. Thoburn of India, and William Smith M iss Williard was highly favored by the company with which she received this great honor. There were thirty-two names 011 the list of public speakers during the commencement exer cises. * | One hundred and sixteen degrees and thirty honorary de grees were conferred, in all 146. This College has trained a great number of the young men and women of West Virginia, for use ful and honorable lives. Through the kindness of Dr. T. L. Barber, of Charleston, the Elk City Sunday School enjoyed a de lightful time celebrating the Fourth in picnic style. The several committees had all arrange ments completed on Tuesday, and that their efforts were fully ap preciated was plainly shown by the many cheers with whick their names were received by the children just before leaving thfi. ground. Bro. dinger addressed the school and was listened to with ?- V attention. A special and grand cheer was given for Bro. Jones' horse for helping us so much. Ptfstors will pletfte hand in their reports for the next number within this month. Price of the Charleston Advo cate for the three issues before1 Conference, ten cents. Of the Summer resorts of this country Mountain Lake surpasses all others. Rev. W. L. Davidson, Supt., the fifth year. He has the ability to meet the demands of the people from all parts of the country for mental, soul and physical culture by procuring the talent necessary. Our dear Bro. Updegraph will be greatly missed but his foot prints will loug be seen at the Mountain Chautauqua. Seldom has any thing made such an impression upon the minds of the children here as the sudden \ ! summoning of two darling little ! girles bv the rider of the pale horse ; Lucy, a daughter of Gen. C. | C. Watts, and Lena, the daughter of John \Y\ Jarrett. The death an gle bore them away but not out of sight. Jesus said, "Suffer little children to come unto me and for bid them notjforof^such jathe King-* l u?/ilfui "tfou. * in?y are lights bn 1 the other shore for the parents, and those who sorrow now may go to them ; Charleston is well supplied wifh churches and no excuse is left for failure to worship the true God both publicly and prfvately. Rev- J. C. Barr has long and faithfully served the First Presby terian Church as pastor. Rev. H. W. Torrence, pastor of the Kanawha Presbyterian Church is in th? vigor of manhoed and his zeal in church work has been rewarded by many accessions to the Church. Rev. F. S. McClung the pastor of the M. E. Church, South, is well and favorably known for the time he has had charge of the Dickinson Church. Rev. R. D. Roller, Rector of the Episcopal Church, has made a fine record. The Stale University at last Commencement honored him with the degree of D; D. The. Baptist Church has long been 'guided safely and successfuly by/ the pastorate of Rev. T. C. Johnson. Late accessions have added greatly to the strength of the church. The Christain (Disciple) Church has for its pastor Rev. J. W. McGarvey. Oiir Hebrew friends have late ly dedicated a beautiful Temple which shows loyalty and a faith fulness to their faith. Beside the above there is a Ro man Catholic Church and also two denrminations of Colored people.; "? S v ? ? ? 'X -x-''#* -Our readers are requested to patronize the business houses advertised in this paper. We take_^ great pleasure in recommending them. A remarkable scene occurred on J the 3 inst, on Court square. A saloon sold at auction. Who dare say that the financial depression does no good. The Ladle's Aid Society of State Street Church have made a fine record in purchasing and paying h>r a parsonage property within five years, that is now worth $4,000.00 Dr. Parkhurst's victory in his reform war in New York, shows what a Minister may do if the "Lord be with Jbim. Truly, "one can chase a thousand and two put V . 1 > % .ten thousand to flight." We are pleased to note the names of Bros. J. S. Stone and H. B. ion the program for the it season. The former a a | West Virginian, the latter ppted son and both adding p; Jo th? oJiuroh they repre The Quarterly Meeting at Sissonville was of the genuine type. About thirty men had time to at tend the Conference on Saturday, notwithstanding the busy season. We were glad to note the presence of Bro. P. W; Morgan. The assassination of President Carnot of France, while on his way to the theater reminds Americans of the death of Presi dent Lincoln under similar cir cumstances. It would seem . that presidents should tike wanning and find a safer place for recrea tion than theaters. The Sunday schools in and about Charleston seem to have taken an unusual part in making'the Fourth a Christain jubilee day. And it is important to note the difference of the manner of using this day as ^compared with that of a few years ago in this part of the country. So much more of Christ seen in the celebration. Our visit to the Newr Book Building, 520 Pen. Ave. : Pittsburg, was pleasant and entirely satis factory. Rev. Joseph Horner the agent, has shown himself to be a Master workman. By 'his faith fulness he has met the as well as the general demand of the church. In adding to the infiaence of the church he has added greatly to his former enviable business reputation. Letter* to him will, always receive prompt attention* .. ??