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The Newberry herald and news. (Newberry, S.C.) 1884-1903, December 03, 1902, EXTRA, Image 2

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We welcome most heartily the
Methodist Conference to Newberry.
The town will be theirs this week.
We shall strive to make their stay
among us a pleasant one, so that
when they go away sweet memories
may linger with them of the homes
and the people of Newberry for
many days to come.
Many of the members in coming
to Newberry will feel that they are
paying a visit home, for they have
been here before and know some
thing of the hospitality of the peo
ple of this good old town. Some
have never been here before. We
will make them feel at home soon
after they arrive.
But their coming means ouch
more to us and to them than this.
They come as the representatives of
one of the largest and most influ
ential denominations of Christians
in this State. They come to delib
erate and legislate on means and
ways to advance and promote the
highest type of citizenship-the
Christian citizenship of the State.
Not only that, but their work is
the elevation and salvation of the
human race-the grandest and no
blest work which can command the
hand and the mind and the earnest
thought of man.
The presence of these consecrated
workers will set in motion influ
ences for good which will go on
working silently until time shall be
no more. It will be an inspiration
to the Methodists of Newberry and
helpful to the entire community.
The Conference met here in 1853
with Bishop Robert Paine presiding.
The white communicants in this
State at that time numbered 33,212.
Another session of the Confer
ence was held in Newberry in 1864
with Bishop George F. Pierce pre
siding. The white membership
then reported was 4',950.
Again in 1878, with Bishop Wil
~liam M. Wightman presiding.
The membership then reported was
44,435 whites. At the present ses
sion it is estimated that the white
membership reported will approxi
mate 8o,ooo. The growth from
1864 to 1878 was not large, but
from 1878 to 1902, a period-of 2.4
years, it will be observed that the
membership has nearly doubled.
Between fifty and sixty of those
who were members of the Confer
ence in 1878 are still living, the re
mainder having passed to their re
ward. The Conference now num
* bers nearly or quite three hundred.
There have been many changes
in Newberry since the session of
1878, as well as in the Conference.
*.The business sessions were then
held in the Baptist church, the au
ditorium of the old Metho.dist
church not being large enough.
Now the last vestige of the old
church building is gone and the ses
sions will be held in the hanidsome
and modern brick and granite struc
ture which adorns the town.
The Herald and News extends to
the Co'nierence welcome. May your
coming prove a benediction to the
people of this community and help
ful to you as well.
The President's annual message,
* which was sent to Congress yester
day, is published in this morning's
issue of The Herald and News.
It is a lengthy paper, containing
no startling recommendations or
suggestions, and every line is in
strict accord with the doctrines of
the, President's party. That it is
an able and well written document,
even though it ontlines no definite
policy and seeks to shape none,
even Roosevelt's bitterest enemies,
political and . personal, will admit.
The President congratulates the
country upon the unbounded pros.
per.ity, which of course he attrib
utes to the policy pursued by the
Republican party during its admin
istration. Post hoc ergo propter
hoc,--"undoubtedly the laws un
der which we work have been in
strumental in creating the condi
tions which made this prosperity
The President's recommenda
tions and suggestions as to trusts
and the tariff have been looked for
ward to with the greatest interest.
It is a matter of comment that
with regard to these questions he
holds practically the same opinions
as he did a year ago. That Theo
dore Roosevelt, the versatile,
should be consistent in anything,
much less that he should make a
recommendation in his annual mes
sage in the least similar to one that
he made twelve months ago, will
cause a great deal of surprise to his
Southern friends. But he has done
it. He still holds to the view that
"corporations, and especially com
binations, should be managed tin
der public regulation." "A fun
damental base of civilization is the
inviolability of property ; but this
is in nowise inconsistent with the
right of society to regulate the ex
ercise of the artificial powers
which it confers upon the owners
of property under the name of
corporate franchises in such a way
as to prevent the misuse of these
powers." Thus far, good.
The President believes that a re
duction of the tariff as a means of
reaching the evils of the trusts
would be wholly ineffective. "To
remove the tariff as a punitive
measure directed against trusts
would inevitably result in ruin to
the weaker competitors who are
struggling against them." At this
point the message is weak. In
fact here it is nothing but a con
glommeration of meaningless words
which read smoothly and well.
Why "weaker competitors" can
live, struggling against the trusts,
creatures of the protective tariff
a tariff which has practically shut
off foreign competition-and could
not meet this foreign competition
if the high tariff were removed,
the President does not even seek to
As was expected, in view of the
recent strike in the anthracite coal
fields, a considerable portion of the
message is given to the discussion
of the relations of capital and la
bor. The President opposes feder
ations neither of capital nor of la
bor, but only that which is evil in
each. In view of the rapid multi.
plication of questions affecting
capital and labor, he earnestly rec
ommends that a secretary of com
merce be created with a seat in the
Several other recommendations
are .made and other matters pre
sented to the attention of Con
gress. The paper will repay a
careful reading.
(Continued from First Page)
Last at the cross, and earliest at the
If she was first in the evidence of
sin, she was the first in the evi
dence of the resurrection that
brought justification unto life--life
greater than that which was in
Eden lost. The women were pres
ent in the ten days prayer meeting
next preceding the day of Pente
cost, and they received the infilling
of the Holy Ghost and the bap
tism of fire with the rest.
They took their part in
declaring Jespxs and the resurrec
tion. They assisted the apostles
and the evangelists in their Christ
given mission. Lydia, the seller of
purple was the first to accept Christ
in all Europe.
Soon after the apostolic age the
appearance of woman began to wane
and the night of obscurity again
gathered around her. While here
and there conspicuous examples of
her influence and usefulness ap
peared, she in the main was a pro
script. Even in the church she in
a measure lost her true place, de
signed for her in creation, and re
newed to her in redemption. Then,
after centuries, came the aurora of
the returning day of her power,
which brightened more and more
until the middle time of the 19th
century. For lack of space and
time, we must pass over these years
of darkness and returning light to
speak of the third Epiphany of
recent times
Dr. Oliver Holmes has said: "I
have been ready to believe that we
have even now a new revelation,
and the home of its Messiah is
The Duchess of Southerland'
wrote: "Were it not for the never
silent voices of the past, one might
imagine that the last decade of the
19th century bore the honor of the
invention of woman."
The civilization and the evan
gelization of the world have tarried
in their highness and fullness be
cause the world has been slow in
appreciating the true relation and
efciency of women in this high
:alling. The heathen idea of wo
man lingered too long for the good
>f the race. But the time of the
renaissance has come. She is now
stering upon all lines of work for
elf help and for the betterment of
iumanity, and she is proving her
~elf conspicuously useful. There
s no line in life which she is not1
ouching with the best results It
s said that not less than 4,000,000
vomen in this country "earn their
~wn bread". Of this number 250,- ~
0oo are teachers, exclusive of 35,.
ooo teachers of music; 1o,ooo are
artists, 1,145 are clergymen, 888
are journalists, 2,725 are authors
and literary persons, 208 are law
yers and 16o are chemists. A wo
man manager of a California in
surance company, it is said, receives
a salary of $ro,ooo a year. The
most of the successful book agent!
belong to the same sex. There ar
skilled women doctors. In fact a;
the intelligence of the world broad
ens and prejudice disappears th
field for woman's successful employ
ment is enlarged, and her possi
bilities become limitless. It is witi
reluctance we pass over many brigh
names and brilliant deeds of wo
men, which come within the perio<
of which we are treating. But w<
must limit the period and abridg<
the field of observation. This re
view, however, consisdering the oc
casion which calls us together
would be incomplete if the nami
of the "Mother of Methodism'
were left out.
Dr. Adam Clarke said of he
"Mrs. Wesley had read much an<
thought much, thus her mind wa
cultured. Greek, Latin, Frenc1
and both logic and metaphysics ha<
formed part of her studies. Shi
had a strong and vigorous mind
and undaunted courage." I hav
been acquainted with many piou:
females. I have read of the live
of others, but such a woman taki
her all in all, I have not heard of
I have not read of, nor with he:
equal have I been acquainted.'
To vwrite her biography would b
to write the wise and fruitful be
ginnings of the Church founded bi
her son, John Wesley. He owe<
more to her wise and inspirinl
counsel than to any other humai
influence! -
The consecrated Christian wo
man in the home has proved :
matchless power to save and con
serve'the salvation of hLman kind
A pastorate will never fully appr_
ciate what they are to the wife an<
Mother of the Manse, until thi
judgment shall reveal it. Nor wil
they fully understand until the se
crets of all hearts shall be madi
known, how much the failures
which they so bitterly charge<
against their pastor, were mori
due to her, who should have beei
his help-meet, than to him alone
Woman's power in the Churci
is in evidence. Fully two thirds o
the members of the church ari
women. As the pastor looks froti
the pulpit to the pews he sees mor,
bonnets than bare heads. In thes
latter times she is first in the ser
vice of song, in ,which divin
truth, praise, prayer and interces
sion are set to music-music tha
moves the heart to devotion, con
viction and conversion. While in
calculable good has been acconm
plished by the service of song, th
organ loft controlled by unruly an<
undevotional spir'ts has cause<
.much evil. But let us magnify th,
good and avert the evil.
In the prayer meeting, she, fo
the most part, is the sponsor fo
the Church. Let her heart grov
cold, and her lips silent in the se
cret place of the sanctuary, and th<
cry of the Psalmist will comi
again: "Yea the sparrow hat]
found an house, and the swallow
nest for herself, where she may la'
her young, even thine altars, C
Lord of hosts, my King and m:
In the Sunday School she i:
largely the god-mother for the hos
of children who frequent ther<
from Christian and unchristiax
homes. Unnumbered thousand;
have heard from her lips for th<
first time of God, their Creator,. o:
Jeus, their Redeemer, of the Holy
Spirit, their Sanctifier, and o
Heaven, the peaceful abode of the
blest. Here she takes them througi
the kindergarten of this theologica
seminary to deeper and higher con
ceptions and convictions of truth
until they are prepared for the full
ness of the life in Christ Jesus.
Woman's place in the seculai
school was once barred, and thetr
contested. The appellation, "school
marm'' was odious. But here toc
she has worked her way up to hon
orable recognition. All now admxit
that she has special qualifications,
when fully equipped, for this no
ble service. If true to herself and
her high calling, she is destined tc
labor as an educator side by side
with her brother in the highest de
partments of intellectual and moral
As a reformer, woman has no su
perior in the present age. The
great dragoon, drink, has been de
stroying more of the human race
than wars, famines and pestilences
:ombined. Men, for the most part,
have looked on with indifference,
it least with inactivity, while many
have aided and abetted the mon
;ter in its evil deeds For a time,
woman look"d on with helpless
~rief and breaking heart, because
;he was restrained from taking an
ective part in social or political re
orm. The time came at last, when
woen felt that they could inaugu
-ate a movement that might lessen,
f it could not destroy, the evil.
['hey visited drinking hells, and
ung and prayed, and used tl.e
ower of persuasion to induce bar
:eepers to cease their work of
irunkard making and hell creating.
Vhen driven from dram-shops and
ilded saloons of death by rude
ands, they knelt on the pavements.
Their labors were not without re
sults. In some instances "the
haunts of the drunkard were turned
into places of prayer. rum sellers
changed to evangelists., and sots to
to saints. The Woman's Temper
ance Union, baptized in tears and
prayers, has a holy martyr history.''
In the furtherance of the cause
they formed "Bands of Hope";
caused to be distributed books, pa
pers, pamphlets, and leaflets; made
addresses, to turn the public mind
against the giant evil. They ap
pealed to legislatures, State and
National, to abate the curse by
law. They secured some restrict
ive laws, and laws for scientific in
t struction concerning alc'hol in
public schools of thirty-five states
l and territories; and from the United
States Congress simi ar laws for
schools over which Congress has
- control-the National Military
- Academy, and Naval Schools, and
schools of the District of Colum
bia. Among the States which are
lagging behind in the great move
ment of Christian civilization, is
r South Carolina. When under the
I inspiration of our women, our
State Legislature was asked for
i prohibition against intoxicating liq
u uors as a beverage, it gave us the
dispensary. At first the gloved
harid extended to the petitiouers
had the semblance of the hand of
humanity, but when uncovered it
was in verity the cloven foot of Sa
tan. It gave a serpent for a fish
a scorpion for an egg. It is enough
r to make angels weep, if indeed
there can be tears in Heaven, and
to make devils laugh, if there can
be glee in hell; to see men voting
r and using their influence against
I their wives, mothers and daugh
ters, who in grief and love are striv
i ing to save them fromn degredation
and ruin.
Let us now glance at woman's work
in Missions -foreign and domestic.
The Woman's Foreign Mission
ary Society of the South Carolina
Conference, Methodist Episcopal
I Church, South, was organized in
this city, (Newberry. S C.) De
1 cember 16, 1878. during the session
of the Annual Conference. Bishop
W. M. Wightman presiding. Mrs.
M D. Wightman was chosen presi
t dent, and Mrs. J. W. Humbert was
chosen corresponding secretary
LBoth of these hold their respective
offices with credit and efficiency.
STheir names are as household words
fwithin our conference bounds ad
Sbeyond. There are two hundred
Sand seventy-three Auxiliary So
Scieties, five thousand five hun
Sdred and thirty- three members,
They contributed during the
Slast fiscal year for the work
$275.11. Since the beginning,
t 1879-1902, they have contri
( joncluded on Fourth Pa2e)
Put up in tablets
which fit, into the vest
pocket and can be
taken anywhere.
& [EEKS,
Ne~berry, S. C.
The Em ;o
A cordial invi
to all members
to call at Jan
Emporium and
play. It consic
for all occasior
of the best tail
and splendid fc
ation always SE
when it comes
and Jamieson
the prices are E
Clothing he sel
.A ShoeI
presents itself
and Jamieson
so well as to e
stok e.carrie
thing desirabli
and price.
The finest di
anywhere in all
and these good
seen to be admr
We again em
that the memb
should drop in
or not they nee
line. If they di
we will be mor
make it to their
their purchases
The Had to
r hewIerry.
ation is extended
iieson's Clothing
see the great dis
is made in the art
)ring, latest styles,
tbric. A consider
ittles in the price
to buying clothes,
guarantees that
dlways right on the
also at this time,
can suggest here
~hoes because the
s has' in it every
3 in .quality, style
log Good.s
splay to be found
for Men,
[s need-only to be
:press our desire
ers of Conference
to see us whether
d anything in our
D need anything,
e than pleased to
-interest to make
; at our store.
Foot Clothier.
Full Line of
For'Young and Old.
Jewelry of
Suitable for
New Year
and Birthday
Fine Clocks,
Kitchen Glocks,
Travelers Clocks,
Schoolroom Clocks,
Alarm Clocks,
Sterling Silver Ware,
Plated Ware, Rogers Bros.
Table Cultery, Fancy
Glasses Fitted to Suit the
Eyes. Bring your Pre
scriptiops. Watches and
Jewelry Repairing also
Clocks, a Specialty
At Old Stand of Dr. Pelham
Jeweler and

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