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
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
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
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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
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
(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
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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
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
Mr. Holt learned that the people
; in the house hud given Jordan no
. attention beyond calling a quack
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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.
And one of the first
things to do is to buy a
BOTTLE OF OUR
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.
We negotiate mortgage Iohiih on
! improved fanny at reasonable
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.
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,
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 |
\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.
: 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
FORT MILL MFI
Wo have a large and well-selected s
Also a nice line of?
And we solicit a share of your patrc
Our now Line of Ladies' Dress Gc
Call and examine our large stock of
Our salesmen are obliging and cc
excellent bargains. Come and
?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
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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.
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\ ALL HIS GLORY. - - t
IN ALL THEIR BEAUTY. <
) Blankets in 10-4 and 11-4. Thoy
? for the money. I
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$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
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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
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rw^? ?'w w^w^w
Shotgun Shells. 1
" loaded with Smokeless 11
oaded with Black powder. ;;
e by all dealers. Insist upon I
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IJ. CB.'S STORE. I
tock of? 9H
ioe8, Hats, and Ready-1
!ade Clothing. I
ioice family Groceries, m
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
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