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FORT HILL MELANGE.
Pithy Paint* Gathered for the Perusal of Times Reader*. Notary ^Public W. O. Bailee was iu town last week. He has married more than 100 couples since January 1. Fort Mill was represented by a number of young people at the drama presented by home taleut in Pineville last Thursday eveniug. The show was very good. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Mills expect to begin housekeeping in a few days. They will occupy a house on Confederate street near the home of Mr. S. M. Mills. The drug store of Dr. T. B. Meacham is now lighted by electricity, the power for the lights being generated at the dyuanio of the Fort Mill Mfg. Company. Mrs. M. D. Scott, teacher of the primary department in the Fort Mill public achool. has heen sick for several days, during which Miss Nanuie Thornwell has had charge of her classes. Mr P. S. Bennett has the thanks of The Times man for a bag of nice 6weet potatoes which were left at our office one day last week. Sou& of the potatoes were as largo as any we have ever reen. Mr. D. O. Potts is probably the most successful hog raiser in this section. At his home a few miles from Fort Mill ho has five hogs which he intends to slaughter soon and he thinks their aggregate net weight will amount to more thau 2,500 pounds. The captain of the local military company has roceived a letter from the adjutant general's office in Coluuibia designating Wednesday, November 28, as the day on which the company will be inspected. This gives only two weeks in which to prepare for the inspection aud every member of the company should attend the drills which have been ordered for Saturday afternoon of this and next week. R. G. Johnson, Charles Fisher and John Hough, all of Fort Mill, were tried in the court house at Yorkville yesterday on the charge of assault and battery with intent to kill, the prosecutor 1 kmng J. U. Estridge, a white muu who was employed in one of the cotton mills in this place some time ago. Johnson is a police officer in Fort Mill. One afternoon about three months ago he uudertook to arrest Estridge, charging him with firing a pistol within the incorporate limits of the towu in violation of an ordinance. At the preliminary i : t. t :..i ir .en.. iirniiiif; ui'kjic nit? *uct^initney Johnson claimed thut Estridge refused to submit to nrrost and that lie used his club on Estridge's head. The case against Fisher and Hough was nol pressed, as it appeared that they hud nothing to do with the clubbing of Estridge. ' .Jobiisa,n claimed in bis defense that he did his duty nnd that it was necessary to use his club. The jury was out on the case nearly the whole of yesterday, but rendered a verdict of "not guilty" late in the afternoon. York's W tor at aa4 Oat CrofM. The Yorkville correspondent of the News and Courier says that r?i>orts from different portions of the county indicate that the wheat nnd onts acreage is going to he as large this yoar as it was lust year. Many of the reports indicate that the acreage will be larger. So many grain dr.lis have never been sold in this county in any year before. Not only are the farmers using drills, but they are also using disk harrows and improved plows. They are preparing tlu-ir lands in the best possible manner, and they are fertilizing extensively. There is surely reason to look for ft good crop next year. This condition of atfairs is the result of las! year's experience. Last year there was more wheat grown in this county than ever before within the memory of the oldest inhabitant. The acreage was larger and the average was more satisfactory. A number of farmers have sold portions of their crops to dealers at the prevailing market price, about 70 cents per bushel, but most of them have stored their grain nnd are holding it for private use. New Cow*es8lon of Faith Suggested. Under tlie caption of "Tho liattle Over the Presbyterian Creed," j the Atlanta Journal, in a recent j issue, published tho following pa- , per trom the pen of Dr. J. 14. Mack, of Fort Mill: I believe that our Presbyterian church needs a new confession of faith; that the present ^eueration ; of Presbyterians should make their j own statement of Scripture doc- j trine, ami uot be repeating, pat rotlike, a statement made over 250 years ago, when the truths to be , taught and the errors to be con- I detuned were certainly in some I measure very different front thoso of our day. Let us testify to the | very same system of truth, but from a different standpoint?that of A. D. 1000, and not that of A. D. 1048. ; Our church must do one of three things. 1. Hold to the present confession of faith without any ! alteration whatsoever. 2. Amend the present confession of faith by ; adding to it or striking out some! parts. 3. Make a new statement ; of our Calvinistic or Pauline sys- ; tern of doctrine. 1 W<\ cull nnr nr.io.int fession unaltered. There are tlireo j classes who urge thin. (1) Those wlio regard the confession as per- i feet?as the express imago of God's word. Some Papists have a wafer God; some immcrsionists, a water God; and some Presbyterians, a j creed God. (2) Those who regaul the Westminster divines as so I much wiser and holier than those j of our day that we are incompetent 1 to make our confession. The men of that day were giants, while we i are but dwarfs. Does not the con- ? fession thus dwarf its adherents? Then the sooner we get a new one I the more good to man and the more glory to God. (3) Those who fear : to inako any change, not knowing whereuuto the thing may grow, i This class I respect and honor, for they are conservative and prudent. ' But conservatism may become cow- , ardice, anil the virtue of prudence can degenerate so when it fears to perform a duty. 2. Wo can amend the confes- ; sion. This would not be bott, for we view our Calvinistic system from a different standpoint than did the divines of A. D. lt>48. Any . attempt to amend might mar the j harmony of the whole. It would be putting new wine into old bottles; breaking the bottles and wnstj ing the wine. We had better leave i their grand^statement of Scripture | truth untouched, their noble work | u n mar rod. 3. We can make a new confesJ sion, and thus liavo our own state- | | ment of the Presbyterian faith, j Tliis is very desirable, perhaps nee- ' essary. Why? I (1) The confession of A. 1). 1018 is too lengthy, o. g.: The fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth sections of the j very first chapter could have been ! put in one-fourth the space. All j j of it is good, but there is too much j of it. Sometimes a minister preach- i | es a sermon two hours long in order i to exhaust his subject?and he also exhausts his hearers. The confession always exhausts the ; subject. Hence, the majority of ! our elders and deacons have never reatl it through, and they never will. They are not theologians, but practical men in ordinary life. For their creed they do not want a theological trentiso, but a plain | aud concise statement of Scripture i iriuii mat me orainnry church ofb, cer will read and can understand. Then their ordination vows will not be a more form, but an intelligent act. (2) The confession is deftctivo. It utters no testimony on many of the living quest inns of our day, e. gj.: This is the error of foreign missions, and yet it is silent on this subject. This is tin* day of the '"higher criticism," but on this matter our oracle is dumb. Moreover, it should honor (bid the Holy Spirit by a separate and distinct statement of Ilis person and work. Mueh of the testimony of our confession is concerning* dead issues. Let the dead past bury its dead, but let the living Presbyterians of j today deal with living* issues only, i and wo wili have all we run do. 1 J. The confession allinns infer euces us dogmatic truth ou some j issues, when Scripture is silent, I e. g.: It atlirms that the number of j men and angels' predestinated unto | everlasting life*' or "foreordained to 1 everlasting death is so certain and definite that it can not be either increased or diminished.'' Now this hard saying is only an inference. Why then speak so positively and dogmatically when Almighty God has refrained from doing so? Neither wisdom nor piety requires this at our hands. This "zeal for .. i:i._ a..? _r l??V JLJ\?4U 10 ?% 111111' IIHU II1UI Ul bloody John, and utterly unlike that of Jesus Christ, who refused to speak positively of that known by the "Father only." 4. Some statements of the confession are too indefinite, e. g.: The clause "elect infants dying in infancy." What does this mean? The late discussion in our church papers prove that in our church thoro are three distinct opinions. Some say that all dying in infancy are elect; others say that "elect infants" clearly implies that some dying in infancy may not be elect, and others say that the confession purposely leaves it uncertain because the Bible leaves it so. ! It. is said that one-half of our i race die in infancy. On a matter, of such transcendent importance ' the testimony of a great church should be distinct and clear. It is neither noble nor manly, neither Christian nor Christ-like, to utter ; an uncertain sound. If all dying j in infancy are elect, why not plain- i ly say so? If the Bible teaches j tluit some dying in infancy may not be elect, why fear to say ho? If j the Bible purposely leaves it un- i certain, wb}' dare to speak on it in ! any way? Our people want a non- j ambiguous statement, and they are i going to have it. 5. The confession emphasizes the "God-side" of truth, but does not emphasize the "man-side" of truth. What is truth? JesusChristl answers, "I am truth." Who, then, is Jesus Christ? He is Gixl, for ho forgives sin; and he is man, for i he suffered and died. He is thus both God andjnau. Deny either , his God hood or his manhood and you deny Jesus Christ. 13elittle either hisGodhood or his manhood j and you belittle Jesus Christ. Thus there is a God-side of truth, even as Jesus Christ is man. Deny either the God-side or the man-side and you deny the truth. Belittle either of these and you belittle the truth. Now our confession cm- | pliasi/.es "Divine sovereignty," j which is the God-side of truth; but , it fails to emphasize "free agency," or "human responsibility," which is the man-side of truth. For our church to give a full and clear testimony to the truth we must emphasize both, and we are going to have a new confession in order to do this. I am a Presbyterian, accepting everything in our present confession except the assertion that the Pope of Home is the antichrist; but our church needs and will have a confession that is not ho lengthy; that is not so silent on living issues; that is not dogmatic when God is silent; that does not utter an uncertain sound on momentous questions, and that will not fail to emphasize the "man-side of truth." Inhumanity to a Sick Man. A revolting story, involving serious charges against an alleged quack physician, comes from Burlington, X. C\, a cotton manufacturing town 25 miles east of Greensboro. Mr. Kugene lh.Jt, a wealthy mill owner, missing one of his em1)1. VCfi ?) Y'Mlilur wliifii lloiirvr f.. J -1 J J Jordan, made inquiries and nsrertained that ho hnd nut been h?m*?i j Ity iiny ol tlio other employ* s for Hovornl weeks. Ho at 01100 visited Jurdon's hoarding place and f mild the young man in a pitial)!o plight. For eight weeks Jordan had been suffering from typhoid fever, and for the major part of that time had been absolutely without care or attention. He was emaciated to a horrifying degree and was in a shockingcondition. Gangrene had set in. Mr. Holt learned that the people ; in the house hud given Jordan no . attention beyond calling a quack .1 > ? ^ I doctor when he wns first taken ill, who, when the young operator's scant means were exhausted, left him with a curse, refusing even to drtes his bed-sores. Mr. liolt had Jordon cared for, and says that he will see to it that those guilty of 6uch inhumanity are properly punished. The case has stirred up intense indignation and the authorities are investigating. RRTGHTF.N TIP FOR CHRISTMAS. And one of the first things to do is to buy a BOTTLE OF OUR FURNITURE POLISH. It will put a better gloss on your furniture than anything you have ever Been and make things look brighter, neater and cleaner, and furthermore it will resist the action of water uud will not spot as is the case with most polishes. Put up in 1-2 pint bottles for 25 cts. Try a bottle, and if you are not pleased bring it back and get your money. That's business. W. B AUDREY & 0. G. W. NORMAN & CO. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL LIQUOR DEALERS, ! BOX <m. - - - CIIAIIIAVLTK. N. CL I I take much pleasure in calling your attention to the very low prices of my line old open furnace Whiskies, which for lift ecu years have had no equal, either for drink or medicinal purposes. Having purchased large quantities of Old Mountain Corn Whiskey at very low prices last summer when distillers wore pressed for cash, I ain prepared to give speeial attention and very low quo- : tations to anyone wanting anything in my line. All orders must bo aocomIKtnied by easli or bank reference. Be eareful to examine my prico list, which includes jug and box: Sweet Mash Corn, . $1.60 to $1.76 ! Old Corn Whiskey, very lino . 2.00 j Good Rose (tin, . . . 1.60 j Best Holland Clin, . . . 2 00 , Fine Genevu (Jin, . . . 3.00 i First-rate Sunbeam Bye, . . 1.00 ; Best Sunbeam Rye, . . . 2.00 Fine High tirade Ryes, 3.00 j North Carolina Apple Brandy, . 2.26 i Old NT. C. Peach Brandy, . 9.50 Pure New England Rum, . . 1.76 j Beach and Honey, . . . 2.00 j Rock and Rye, .... 1.76 : Fine Bottled Whiskies, inclose box 4.00 No charge will be made for keg when ' you want such quantities. Most respect fully, G. W.NORMAN & CO. DIG LOG ROLLING now going out in White Oak Camp, Woodmen of the1 | World. JOIN NOW and SAVE $6. ! You are surely going to die. Get ready i while you can. Money Loaned We negotiate mortgage Iohiih on ! improved fanny at reasonable ; rates. Witherrpoon & Spencer. Rock Hill and Yorkville, S. O. For First-class Service go to 0\>11 LION'S - RESTAURANT, Opposito 1st Presbyterian church, CHARLOTTE, N. C. ; Best Oysters in the city. Ijirgost lunch counter in the Statn. 231 West Trade street. NOTICE OF ELECTION. I An election for one Warden to : servo out the unexpired term of J. T. i Mackey will he held in the town of', Fort Mill on Monday, November 19, 1900. The j>olls will bo open from 10 u. m. to 2 p. m. Ira G. Sniythe, F. T. Pegram and T. 1'.. Spnvtt have been appointed managers. lly order of the Council. H. F. (JRIKU, Intendant. Attest: J. M. Sl'KATT. Clerk. IF YOU ARE IN business IN THIS SECTION AN AD. VEKTISEMENT IN THE TIMES WOULD PAY YOU HANDSOMELY. SEWING ] We have just received a doz< CHINES?the rich mau's machine New Homo has these improvements extra room under press foot, nutom regulating dial gives longth of stitcl armor-plate steel, diamond finish, rn wear two machines of other makes, operate it. If you need a machine why not about half as much as you pay ped< ing New Home Sewing Machines si: single complaint. The only trouble Call and see the new styles and lot \ terms, at cash prices, and charge on Li. J. M JACK FROST | OURBLANKETS \V?3 sell the celebrated Elkin (N.C. are the best inadt A FULL LINE OF UNDEUWE; Ladies' wool vests Ladies' cotton vests Lnilies' cotton pants Mens' wool shirts Mens' wool pants Mens* cotton pants Childrens' union suits, 3, 4, 5 at MITTENS AND GLOVES? Childrens' wool mittens Lnrlif>M' vnnl mittona MeilS* Wool gloVOS NEW LINE OF DRESS GOOD* This is our third order for dr< Broadcloths and Venetinns? th< yard for. We bought these iat? have them for 50c. per yard. I now is the time, as we can save will not last long. MEACHAI f^yilMCH : Factory Loaded ! "Leader" and "Repeater j powder and "New Rival" 1 5 Superior to all other brands | UNIFORHITY, RELIAB I STRONO St ? cu.it. A -- ?* 2 ir nai^diiri oiicu^ urc IUI 2>Ur * having them when you buy and A ST OF LOW AT 1 FORT MILL MFI Wo have a large and well-selected s Notions, SI M Also a nice line of? r\\~ VjU And we solicit a share of your patrc Our now Line of Ladies' Dress Gc surprise you. Call and examine our large stock of M Our salesmen are obliging and cc excellent bargains. Come and _T MACHINES. ?n NEW HOME SEWING Mi. at the poor man's price. Only the , double ball bearingo, double feed, atic tension with releaser, stitch 1 at sight. All bearings made of ins without vibration and will outIt is so eimple that a ohild can. get the beet? Our prices are only J 1 _ A "WWW * * mng agoms. we nave neen sellxteen years and have never had a ? we have ia they never wear out. is save you 525. We sell on eaay ly 50 cents a month for extra time. ASSEY. t -J. . i'u.i . JH.I. . m \ ALL HIS GLORY. - - t j IN ALL THEIR BEAUTY. < ) Blankets in 10-4 and 11-4. Thoy ? for the money. I vu- _ I $1.75 per pair. 50c. to lljper pair. 25 and 50c. per pair. $2,per pair. / \ 1 per pair. 1 50c. and $1 per pair. id 0 years 25c. / 10 and 15c. 10, 15 and 25c. 25,50,75 jpd $1. *88 goods. In the 1ft you will find . \T A! 1 r a /?A 3 vuueiiHiiH you nn/ve paui ouc. per J and>fcot t^eru cheaper. You may f you haven't boiight your suit, you money. Come eariy, as they 4&EPPS. i' 1 IsMjMd tm. rw^? ?'w w^w^w ESTERj Shotgun Shells. 1 " loaded with Smokeless 11 oaded with Black powder. ;; for ILITY AND lOOTINO QUALITIES. e by all dealers. Insist upon I I you will get the best, g rww WWW WW W - WWr-W^ WW WW- w iWv^WwT ORM PMOES i mviiU | 'nE i IJ. CB.'S STORE. I tock of? 9H ioe8, Hats, and Ready-1 !ade Clothing. I ioice family Groceries, m >nnge. j9S oils and Heady-made Skirts will^H [ens' and Boys' Suitsfl urteoue and can ahow yon tomAHj see us and we will do you good. VH