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VOICES FROM THE PULPIT
LUTHERAN MINISTERS PREACH IN
U'he City Pastors Have a Day of Rest-
Dr. Horn at the Lutheran Church—The
Sunday School Celebration-A Ger
man Service—The Services Else
The pulpits of the city churches were oc
cupied yesterday by the visiting ministry
of the Lutheran church. The United Synod
is a representative body of the Lutheran
Church in the South. It is composed of the
ablest theologians and preachers in the
church representing between 30,000
and 35,000 communicants. Nearly all the
congregations were largo.
At the Lutheran church the Rev. l)r.
Horn, of Charleston, President of the Synod,
preached in the morning an eloquent sor
mon on the “Touch of God," taking for his
text: “And Saul also went home to Gibeat;
and there went with him a band of men
whose hearts God had touched.” I. Sam., x,
“The touch of God is a generous impulse
of admiration, sympathy, loyalty,” said the
preacher. This influence manifested itself
in many ways, he said. The feeling in
spired by the presence of a pure woman
amidst indecent men, the woman's weeping
over the Lord’s feet, the thief’s prayer on
the cross, were all outward manifestations
of the visitation of God in the hearts of
man. The tendency which this influence
has to unite men in the worship of God was
shown by the l \ct that the Scripture
referred to the gathering that
attended Saul as a band of men, not a dis
orderly, uncontrollable crowd. “The touch
of God brings us into the fellowship of the
church. The goodness of God in giving ns
the sacraments, simple as they are. associate
us and incorporate us with one another and
give us one relative position in the church.
\Ve become not scattered followers, nor a
horde, but an army. Recognizing that it
Is impossible to follow Christ each absolute
ly apart from and independent of every one
else, we join hand in hand and follow him.
Christ boro derision and his followers must
take up the cross and bear it after him, os
a test of their loyalty to him. Only in fol
lowing closely in his footsteps and obeying
his teachings could Christians prove tlwir
fidelity to (Jurist aiul manifest their appre
ciation of his great blessings.”
Rev. Prof. F. W. E. Peschau, of 'Wil
mington, N. C., conducted a German ser
vice last night.
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL.
The exorcises at the Lutheran church in
the afternoon were of an unusually inter
esting character. They were conducted by
the members of the Sunday school, under
the direction of the Superintendent, IV. S.
King. The Rev. Dr. Bowman, pastorof the
church, and many visiting clergymen took
jiart in tbe exorcises. All appeared deeply
interested, and expressed their surprise and
pleasure at the excellent showing made by
the school. At 3 o’clock, the hour appointed
for the opening of the exercises, the mem
bers of the Sunday school and their teach
ers met in the large assembly room on
the ground floor or the church building,
and after a few preliminary arrangements
bad been perfected ascended the stairway
and marched into the church, the infant
classes leading and displaying a number of
lianners on which were appropriate mottoes.
So great was the attendance that many
■were obliged to take seats on the platform
and in the aisles and a number remained
standing in tbe rear of the church, as they
were unable to procure seats.
The devotional services were opened by
the Rev. Mr. Smith, of Virginia, who
offered prayer. When the Superintendent
had read a lesson and a hymn had been sung
by the children the pastor introduced Dr.
Julius D. Dreher, the first speaker.
DR. DREHKR’S ADDRESS.
In doing so Dr. Bowman took
occasion to impress upon the minds
of the children the import
ance of the occasion and the neces
sity of close attention to the dis
tinguished gentlemen who had kind
ly consented to address them. It was
seldom, the speaker said, that the children
are so fortunate as to be addressed by
strangers who had had such extensive ex
perience in Bu**y school work as the emi
nent men who were about to address them.
Dr. Dreher said ho did he did not consider
himself a stranger in Savannah, nor to
Savannah people. He had known the
■worthy pastor who had just introduced
him, ever since the war, when they had
been together some time, and .when the
speaker said he had learned to love and re
spect him, as the children of the Sunday
school undoubtedly did. “I hope,” he
said, “You will look upon me
as a friend. lam glad to see such a large
Sunday school, so many pleasant, intelligent,
laces, and hear your * beautiful songs. I
have heard how the young men nnd women
of this congregation ana Sunday school
■worked to build and embellish this boauti
-lul church, and feel proud to be given an
opportunity to speak to you.” The speaker
then assuming a familiar tone addressed the
children in a friendly manner, nnd soon
captivated them. Before he had been
speaking long ho and the children
were engaged in an animated con
versation, and it was evident when
the speaker ceased that the children
•were anxious that he proceed. The lesson
he sought to impress on their mind was
that everything and everybody are placed
in this world to accomplish something. It
is the duty of every child to learn how to
accomplish the object of his creation, and
the proper place to receive tlie necessary
lessons Is in the Sunday school and church.
The speaker was glad, he said, to see so
many bright children in the right course,
and he encouraged them to continue in the
path they were following, assuring thorn of
their final reward.
A SERMON TO CHILDREN.
Rev. Charles B. King, the next speaker,
said that he was a preacher by profession
and would preach them a sermon, but it
■would be a simple one, and from a text
which had been brought to his mind by tbo
exercise they were holding. It was: “What
tbink ye of Christ ?” The speaker dwelt on
the fact that Christ was Creator of all man
kind, that from Him we receive all the
graces and blessings that fall to our lot, and
that to Him we must look for salvation.
“Christ is our captain, our helper, our rest,
our intercessor, our savior and our teacher.
Each letter In his name is significant of one
of the relations he bears us.
G. B. Cromer, Mayor of Newberry, 8. C.,
and an eminent lawyer, was the last speak
er. His text was, “Bender unto Caesar the
things that are Caesar’s, an.i to God tho
things that are God’s.” He was glad to see
that, the children of Savannah are learning
to follow this teaching, and give due honor
and respect to Goil. The proper place to
learn the truths of Christianity was, he said,
in the Sunday school, and it filled him with
pleasure to see that this fact was recognized
in Savannah. “Christ loved little children,
and said ‘Of such is the kingdom of
heaven.’ ” The speaker referred
to the mercy of God. In
after years, if they should wander
fiom tbe (laths of virtue and become
wicked, God would not cast thorn aside, but
endeavor to reclaim them, and should they
listen to the voice of their Saviour and re
pent, they might return and be forgiven.
The exercises throughout wore or a mo-t
interesting character, and were thoroughly
enjoyed by all who were present. The
children took a lively interest in tho affuir,
and the pleasure exhibited on their bright
faces showed that Dr. Bowman truly ex
pressed their feelings when he returned their
thanks to the distinguished visitors who had
so kindly assisted them.
TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH.
The pulpit of Trinitv Methodist Episcopal
church was occupied by th. Rev. Il G. M.
Miller, of the Southwest Virginia Synod,
yesterday morning. The preacher took for
uis text Acta vilT., 82-35. He treated the
subject in a masterly style and drew u. any
met -uctlve lessons f' jm his text.
At night Rev. Dr. Smith preached to a
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
“Bo yo therefore perfect even ns your
Father which is in heaven is perfect." was
the text chosen bv tho Rev. Dr. Holland,
President of Newberry (S. C.) College, for
his sermon at the First Presbyterian church
[ last evening. “Jesus Christ know all
things,” began tho speaker. “Not only
what was in the world,” ho added, “but
also in human nature. He knew not only
man as he was or is, but as he might have
boon.” Referring to his earthly career the
doctor said: “Both in his toachings t and his
maimers ho knew how to conform himself
to tho people among whom ho dwelt
and tiie times in which he lived, but
a more profound knowledge than this was
necessary, however, that he might ac
complish his mission, that ho might be a
teacher for all wants, all capabilities anil all
probabilities of man in all ages and all con
ditions. Thus in His sermon on the mount
He addressed Himself not only to the actual
man, but to the possible man. The church
which He established is quali
fied to teach all nations and
all ages as long as man
remains man. The Christian religion can
never become obsolete —never become old.
It is the same to-day as it was yesterday,
and it will be the same for all coming gen
Rev. Prof. L. A. Fox, Vice President of
Roanoke College, Roanoke, Va., preached in
the morning to a largo congregation.
WESLEY MONUMENTAL CHURCH.
In a comprehensive exhortation at tho
Wesley Monumental church the Rev. C. A.
Rose dwelt on the salvation of man last
evening. In his remarks he said that all
things which God ordained were for man’s
good, and “However contradictory tho
signs of Providence may seem tlioy all come
right in the end.” Speaking of the sacrifice
made for man’s redemption the preacher
said that when it became necessary God’s
only Son came down from heaven, devoutly
availed himself of tho flesh, equip .ed himself
with sorrow and the just died for the unjust.
“If ufter all that God has done for you to
secure your salvation you refuse to accept
His offers, all these sacrifices which He has
made, all the graces with which you have
been endowed, and all tho advantages you
have received during j’our life will conspire
againstyou to make your damnation com
plete.” At the morning service Rev. Dr.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.
Tho’pulpit of the First Baptist chnrch was
occupied in the morning by Rev. S. T. Hall
man, of Pomaria, S. C.. who preached an
interesting and instructing sermon from the
To him that overcometh will I give to eat of
the tree of life, which is in the midst of the para
dise of God. Kev. ii, 7.
Mr. Hallman preached for some time, but
his hearers were attentive anil very much
The evening sermon was preached by
Prof. James Mills, President of tho female
college at Staunton, Va. His text was from
St. Mark, vii., 54: “And when Ho had called
the people unto Him, with his disciples also,
He said: ‘Whosoever will come after me,
let him deny himself and take up his cross,
and follow me.’ ”
The congregations at both services were
large, and they manifested deep interest in
AT THE ANDERSON STREET CHURCH.
At the Anderson Street Presbyterian
church, Rev. R. Q. Way, pastor, Rev. I)r.
Socrates Henkel, Vice President of the
synod, preached to a large congregation.
Dr. Henkel is one of the oldest divines in
the Southern Lutheran church, and he is a
stroug speaker. He made one of the lHist
translations of the Augsburg Confession
from the German into the English language.
He was the principal editor of tho Book of
Concord in the English language, which em
bodies all the confessional books of the
Lutheran church. This work was published
in 1 850 and in 1*52, in the town of Now Mar
ket, Va., by the Henkel family, indorsed by
the Tennessee Syuod, and has had a wide
influence upon the English speaking Luther
ans of this country.
AT OTHER CHURCHES.
Rev. E. A. Wingard, of the South Caro
lina Svnod, preached at the New Houston
Street Methodist church in the morning in
place of the pastor, Rev. J. P. Wardlaw.
The pulpits of Jerusalem church, at Ebe
nezer, and Bethel church, at Effingham,
were occupied by Rev. Dr. Sinucker, Repre
sentative from the General Council, and
Rev. Dr. Brown, of Tennessee.
THE YOUNG MEN’S MEETING.
Rev. J. E. Busbnell, of the Virginia
Synod, and pastor of St. Mark’s Church at
Roanoke, Va., addressed a young men’s
meeting at the Young Men’s Christian As
siH-iat ion’s rooms yesterday afternoon. Rev.
Mr. Bushnell is one of the most active
members of the synod, and is an able and
THE SEASON OF ADVENT.
What it Means and When it Was Estab
Yesterday was the first. Sunday in Advent.
Tho period of tietween tbreo and four weeKs
from Advent Sunday, which is always the
Sunday nearest the Feast of St. Andrew, to
Christmas Eve, is named by the church the
season of Advent. “During this time,” says
the Catholic dictionary, “the church de
sires that her children should practice fast
ing, works of penance, meditation and
prayer, in order to prepare themselves for
celebrating worthily the coming of the Son
of God in the flesh, to promote His spiritual
advent within their own souis, and to school
themselves to look forward with hope and
joy to His second advent, when He shall
come to judge mankind."
Tbe Episcopal Church Cyclopedia says:
“There is no certainty of the date when the
season of Advent was appointed. The early
Sacramontary of Leo I. does not mention
any Sundays in Advant. The Comes, of St
Jerome, and later the Sucramentary of
Gelasius I. (406 A. D.) ascribe collects,
epistles and gospels to five Sundays in
Advent. These documents nre probably
much interpolated. But Maximus, of Tours
(450 A. D.i, makes the earliest certain men
tion of Advent, nnd Caesnrius, of Arles
(501-42 A. IX), has left tho first set of Ad
vent sermons we have.”
Tho Catholic Dictionary says: “A canon
of a council at Saragossa in 380 A. I), for
bade tiie faithful to absent themselves from
the church services during the three weeks,
from Dec. 17 to the Epiphany; this is per
ha|s the earliest trace on record of tho ob
servance of Advent.”
Tiie day was observed with the appro
priate services at Christ and St. Joan’s
Episcopal churches nnd at the Cathedral
anil St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic churches.
Next Wednesday lieing St. Andrew's Day,
special services will bo held.
THE POPE’S JUBILEE.
A Concert and Lecture at the Theatre
on Dec. 28.
The first rehearsal for the concert to bo
givon at the Theatre on Dec. 28, in eelebra
tion of tho Pope’s Jubilee, will be held at
the Cathedral to-night. Tho concert will
be given by some of the leading vocal talent
in the city and the choruses will comprise
between thirty anil forty voices, with or
chestral accompaniment. The concert will
bi> given under the supervision of Fattier
William of tho Sacred Heart church and
Rev. Father Leo Haiti, of Belmont, N. C.,
a Benedictine Abbot will deliver a lecture in
connection with tho concert. Mr. H. I.
Winkers, director of the Cathedral choir,
will conduct the rehearsals. Hymns will be
suug in honor of the Pope, anil the music
■will also lie of a national character. A
male quartette from tho Amphiou Club will
take part in the concert.
Chartered an Extra Ship.
The Ooean Stoumship Company has been
doing a very heavy business this fall, and to
meet the increasing demand for freight lias
chartered the steamship Carondelet,, of the
Mallory hue. to take on a cargo. The Curmi
delot arrived yesterduy morning and will
ITHE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28. 1687.
THROUGH THE CITY.
Items Gathered Here and There by the
DeKalb Ixxlge No. 0, I. O. O. F., meets
There was one arrest for disorderly con
Calantbe Lodge Knights of Pythias will
hold a regular meeting to-night.
Ancient Landmark Lodge, F. and A. M.,
will hold a special meeting to-night to con
Mr. John M. Hall brought to the Morn
ing News office a day or two ago a verita
ble sea-horse, which was captured on tiie
oyster beds off Tybee l&st week. The
horse was about ft inches in length. It
was pulled up with a lot of seaweed, anil
was apparently uninjured. It was placed
in a jar of water, where it lived a couple of
days, and then died. The specimen was
prepared by Mj\ Hall, and was turned over
to Dr. Corson.
SIGNALING AT SEA.
The Maritime Exchange Working for
a New System.
The Maritime Exchange is pressing its
project to secure a radical change in the
methods of signaling at sea, and especially
in the signals to be used by vessels passing
through a fog. Recently a communication
was sent to President Cleveland asking that
something be done to call an international
congress to act on the subject, and Secre
tary Bayard has replied that the President
intends "to present it to Congress at an early
In response to requests of the Maritime
Association for co-operation in its work
many answers have been received.
In a pamphlet which has just been pre
pared to present the views of many mer
cantile bodies on the subject, responses ore
given from the Merchants’ Exchange, tiie
Board of Trade of Portland, Mo., the Board
of Trade and the Merchants’ Exchange of
Baltimore, tiie Savannah Cotton Exchange,
the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, the
Jacksonville Board of Trade, tiie Boston
Chamber of Commerce, the Board of
Trade and the Maritime Exchange of Phila
delphia, the St. Louis Merchants~Exchange,
tho San Francisco Merchants' Exchange,
the Corn and Flour Exchange of Baltimore,
and the Norfolk anil Portsmouth Merchants
and Manufacturers’ Exchange. All these
liodios indorse the New York association’s
Congress will have to be invoked for
authority and money to call an interna
tional congress, and to lay the subject be
fore tiie legislators. Secretary Bayard has
advised tiie preparation of a memorial
signed by the principal chambers of com
merce and other like bodies throughout the
BLIZZARD ON THE WING.
Mercury to Go to the Freezing Point
by To-morrow Morning.
At noon yesterday, for the first time this
season, the cold wave signal was hoisted
over the signal station. The following tele
gram was received from the chief signal
Washington, Nov. 27, 1887, 9:85 A. st.—Hoist
cold wave signal. The temperature will fall
from 20° to 40° below the freezing point by 7 a.
The wave made its appearance in the ex
treme Northwest Saturday morning, and at
10 o’clock last night tho front of it had ad
vanced as far south as Galveston, Tex., and
as far east as Memphis, Tenn. It is the se
verest cold of the season. The temperature
last night at Fort Buford, Dak., was 20° be
low zero, at St. Vincent, Minn., it was 22°
below, at Bismarck, Dak., it was 14° below.
Zero temiH-ratures prevail over Michigan,
Illinois, Wisconsin, lowa, Minnesota, and
all the Western States.
The temperature here yesterday reached
78°, and will fall nearly 50° by to-morrow
morning. The cold weather will most likely
last nearly the wiiole week, and the first ef
fect will probably be felt some time to-day.
The signal office warns truck farmers to
protect their tender plants.
Tbe general indications for to-day, sent
out from Washington at midnight, are:
Cold wave, which is now approaching At
lantic coast, will cause temperature to drop
20° to 40’ by Tuesday morning, it will be
preceded by light rain or snow, followed
liy fair and freezing weather during Mon
day night, Tuesday and Wednesday.
ON FIRE AT SEA.
A Savannah Steamer Arrived at Re
val With a Burning Cargo.
A London cablegram dated Nov. 25 states
that the British steamship York City ar
rived at Reval with her cargo on fire. The
York City cleared from this port on Oct. 24,
with 6,234 bales of upland cotton, weighing
2,!*!)4,138 pounds, valued at #268,864. She
was cleared by Messrs. A. Minis it Sons,
and sailed Oct. 27. A remarkable fact
about her fire is that she and the British
steamship Hawarden lay alongside each
other at the wharf and both vessels arrived
on tho other side with their cargoes on
The Youths’ Historal Society.
The Youths’ Historal Society will give its
November entertainment at Masonic Hall
on Wednesday evening. The “Youths”
entertainments have always been entertain
ing, and the programme which has been ar
ranged for this occasion promises an enjoy
able evening. It is as follows:
Piano solo—Lucia 1)1 Lammermoor, by
Ascher, Master Adolphe Krouskoff.
Recitation Papa’s Letter, Miss Etta Cohen.
Messrs. Greenwood and Lansburg as "Sam
and "Joe" in their original specialties.
l’iaiin duet—Don Pssquale, by Misses Birdie
ami Lillie Einstein.
One act farce—“No Cure no Pay.”
Cato (servant) H. P. Green
Dr. Ipecac Frank S. Einstein
Geo. Washington (dandy lover) .J. Lansbnrg
Fanny Ipecac (doctor's daughter). . M. H. llaym.
Sent to Sapelo.
The Italian bark Umberto L, from Ca
tania, arrived off Charleston bar on Friday.
The vessel is loaded with a cargo of brim
stone for Charleston, but according to quar
antine regulations affecting vessels from
the cholera-infected districts of Italy, is
not permitted to eriter the harbor. The ves
sel lias lioen ordered to Sapelo, where she
will remain until the proper fumigation has
been made and other precautions taken.
The Independent Church Choir.
During his stay in Savannah Dr. Bacon
showed much nptitude and energy in train
ing the chorus choir of the Independent
Presbyterian church, so that its efficiency
has stimulated the emulations of other
churches. The choir will continue as for
merly under another leader. The new organ
will be hero soon and will be in use by
A Chronic Tendency Overcome
Many persons are troubled with a chronic ten
deucy to constipation. They are of bilious
temperament. The complaint to which they are
subject, though easily remediable by judicious
treatment, is in many cases aggravated by a
resort to drastic purgatives and oholagogues.
As the human stomach and bowels are lined
with a delicate membrane, owl not with vulcan
ite. they cannot stand prolonged drenching wit h
such medicines without serious injury. Nothing
restores and counteracts an habitual tendency
to constipation so effectually as Hostettsr’s
Stomach Bitters. Its laxative i ffoct is geutle
and progressive. , It neither couviilses nor
weakens the intestines, ami its effects are umte
compsuied ”y griping pains It arouses tiie
liver when the organ is sluggish, promotes di
gestion, and encourages appetite and sleep. For
lever and ague, kidney troubles, nervous com
plaints and Inoiplrut rheumatism, It is incoin
iun able. Take a wineglass before meals and see
how soon you will relish them.
This will lie a memorable week in Indies’
and L'h ‘dreti’s Garments, such as Wraps,
Walking Jackets, etc., at Weisbein’s. Read
his *‘***l ”
FIVE ELDERSJTEP OUT.
DR. BACON’S RETIREMENT PUTS
HIS CHURCH IN A FIX.
All of the Elders But One Hand In
Their Resignations -A Movement to
Return to the Presbytery—Dr. Ba
con’s Farewell to His Congregation—
To Start for the North To-Morrow.
The Independent Presbyterian Church
was well filled yesterday morning. The
mem tiers were out in force, and there were
many present who had no connection with
the church. Prominent people in other con
gregations were numerous, and there were
some stray sheep who have not been to
church for a long time before. Some were
prompted by curiosity. Knowing that it
would be Dr. Bacon’s last Sunday, they
thought be would probably preach a fare
well sermon, in Mjjiich he would take up his
disagreement with his congregation and,
perhaps, make it uncomfortable for those
who disagreed with him. Others had heard
so much of tiie doctor that they desired to
hear him preach, nnd this last opportunity
was taken advantage of.
Dr. Bacon disappointed those who looked
for a sensational sermon. He took his text
from St. Paul’s Epistle to tho Galatians
And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcis
ion, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is tho
offense of the cross ceased.
Dr. Bacon preached for an hour upon the
offense of tho cross, and throughout tho en
tire discourse his congregation was very
attentive, and much interested.
DR. BACON CALLS A MEETING.
The lovers of a sensation looked for a
scene from another cause. It had leaked
out that some of the elders hail tendered
their resignations at a meeting of the ses
sion, which was held on Wednesday, and
that tiie session refused to consider them
because they were not tendered in accord
ance with the law of tiie church. It was
whispered that Dr. Bacon would insist upon
reading these resignations from the pulpit,
and that a pretest would be entered against
liis doing so in as much as the session had
refused to consider them.
All the expectations vanished, however,
when Dr. Bacon, after reading the regular
notices and announcement of the annual
renting of the pews, said: “The communi
cant members are requested to meet in the
Sunday school room immediately after ser
vice to hear and act upon the resignations of
certain members of the session, and to take
such further action as may be necessary in
the absence of the pastor.” The congrega
tion quietly dispersed, all except some of the
communicant members who went over to
attend the meeting.
A WILLING SACRIFICE.
When there were but few people left
about tho church, Dr. Bacon came out. He
stopped in front of the door, and speaking
to one of the members said: “I feel thor
oughly happy to-day. This is the best day’s
work of the twelve months I have been
here. Getting all the elders to resign when
they found that tiie other two would stand
firm insures a harmonious meeting. They
will probably accept tho resignations and
appoint a committee to manage
the affairs of tho church until the pastor
comes, and all tho troubles will pass away.
I see a grand and glorious future in store
tor tho church, and I am happy to be a sac
rifice to such an end.” With that the Doc
tor walked off smiling as pleasantly as if
the congregation had protested its undying
love for him instead of its desire that he
should seek new fields in which to labor.
He gave the clew to what was afterward
learned to be a fact, that Dr. Bacon’s friends
in the eldership, Col. Oimstead and Mr.
Wakelee, had resigned, and that the others
had determined or been iuducod to do like
COL. OLMSTEAD RESIGNS.
The communicant members went into the
Sunday school room, and as soon as the
doors had been carefully closed the meeting
was called to order, and W. W. Mackall,
Esq., was elected Chairman. Mr. Horace
A. Crane was nominated as Secretary, but
he declined to serve, and Mr. C. M. Gilbert
was chosen. As soon as the elections were
over Dr. Houstoun urose and read the resig
nation of Col. Oimstead as an eldor of the
church, which was addressed to the pastor.
In his resignation jCol. Oimstead expressed
the belief that it would be better for him to
resign as an elder, as he would not then
stand in the way of healing tho breach
which had occurred in the church.
Mr. John I. Stoddard moved that the res
ignation be accepted, and that motion was
Mr. D. R. Thomas amended by moving
that the resignation Be not accepted, and
that Col. Oimstead continue to act as elder
until another meeting could be called, as the
congregation had not received due notice of
the present meeting, and the church was
not fairly represented. Ho also wanted the
pastor to bo present at the meeting, particu
larly as the resignation was aduresse 1 to
him. Tho amendment was pnt but the
chair could not determine whether tiie yeas
or noes had it. Division was called for and
tho motion was lost. Mr. Stoddard’s mo
tion was then put and carried, and the res
FOUR MORE RESIGNATIONS.
Dr. Houstoun then read Mr. W. L. Wake
lee’s resignation, which was similar to that
of Col. Oimstead.
Mr. Stoddard moved its acceptance.
Mr, Thomas made a similar amendment
to the one he had made in the previous case.
It was lost and Mr. Wakelee's resignation
a so was accepted.
Mr. Randolph Axson then read a letter of
resignation, which was signed by three of
the remaining elders —himself. Mr. W. 11.
Baker, and Mr. Thomas H. Harden. The
letter deplored the division in tho church
and tiie factional differences which had
arisen, when the administration of the
affairs of the church should be conducted
with Christian-like harmony, and when tho
members, instead of bickering, should exer
cise forbearance one with the other. The
elders who signed that letter, however, had
done so because since CoL Oimstead and
Mr. Wakelee had resigned, they saw noth
ing to do but to resign also.
A question then arose as to whether the
resignations of Messrs. Axson, Baker and
Harden shouid be acted upon separately or
as a whole, and it was decided to vote upon
them collectively, this decision being
reached by taking a standing vote.
Mr. Stoddard then moved their accept
ance and Mr. Thomas repeated his amend
ment. Tho result was as before, and the
resignations were accepted.
A motion was made to adjourn but it was
TO SECURE A NEW PASTOR.
Dr. Houstoun then moved that: a com
mittee of five lie appointed by the chair to
confer with the Trustees about securing a
new pastor. This was carried ami Chair
man Mackall announced that he would
notify the gentlemen whom he would ap
point within forty-eight, hours. He wanted
time in which to consider who he would put
upon that committee.
Capt. It. G. Fleming asked whether, in
case any of the gentlemen appointed de
clined to serve the chairman could appoint
others. The decision was that he could.
On motion of Mr. George J. Mills the
meeting then adjourned.
Tho elders of ttie church are subject to
the pastor, the spiritual head of tho church,
and since the resignation of the five who are
here the church is left without a spiritual
head near enough to the Isxly to direct its
affairs. Mr. J. C. Clay is the only remain
ing elder, and he is in New York. Dr.
Axson is sick in Newberry, S. C., and it is
possible that lie may never sufficiently re
cover to tase an active part in tho direction
of the affairs of the c,lurch. Mr. Clay is,
therefore, the spiritual head, and upon his
return he will perform such duties as may
TO GO BACK TO THE PRESBYTERY.
Meanwhile the church is without an ac
tive pastor, and the securing of one mav bo
of greater moment than is supposed. The
church was formerly in the Presbytery, but
prior to the advent of Dr s Axson, the
preachers which the Presbytery went here,
were so unsatisfactory that the church
withdrew from the Presbytery and lieeaino
independent. Since then it lias been sub
ject to tho control of no religious body. It
called Dr. Axson and he has been in charge
for over thirty years, during which
time the Independent Presbyterian
church has had supreme control of itself in
all matters, spiritual, doctrinal, temporal
and otherwise. When it was determined to
give Dr. Axson an assistant there was some
difficulty in obtaining one. No preacher of the
l’resbyterian church would accept the posi
tion, because the Presbytery would not j>er
mit him to do so. A preacher had to be
found who belonged to no church, and Dr.
Bacon was the man. The fact that he was
not subject to tho dictates of any church,
whiie it kept him out of many pulpits, made
him a suitable man iu that regard, for this
one and the same fact operated to what
was then deemed the advantage of the In
dependent Presbyterian church, for it was
thereby enabled to procure an assistant
NOT GENERALLY WANTED.
Dr. Bacon has remained but a year, how
ever, and passed away, and now the old
dilemma comes up fresh again. No Presby
terian preacher can take the pulpit, for the
Presbytery will not let him. The proba
bility of finding another preacher who, like
Dr. Bacon, is not attached to any church is
slight, and it is so rarely the case that such
preachers are acceptable men that, even if
one is found, he might not be wanted. A
movement has, therefore, been started by
quite a number of the members to take the
church back into the Presbytery, thus
removing the obstacles by procuring a reg
ular Presbyterian preacher.
The possibility of having to endure the
experience of thirty-five years ago causes
some opposition to this movement, but the
improbability of securing a satisfactory
pastor by any other means is so great that
the committee of live which was appointed
to confer with the trustees as to securing a
pastor may, instead of looking for a man,
make a report in favor of returning to the
Presbytery and procuring a preacher from
THE DOCTOR’S FAREWELL.
Dr. Bacon’s last sermon was preached last
night. He took Ills text from the Epistle of
St. James v., 16:
Confess your faults one to another, and pray
one for another, that ye may be healed. The
fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth
That was the last of his series of sermons
on prayer, but before beginning it ho said:
“It had been iny purpose to bring my year’s
ministry to a close without a word of refer
ence to it —without even a word of good-bye.
Such words, no matter how carefully ex
pressed, do not always do good. In depart
ing from my purpose I must say that you
have compelled me to do it. I must ac
knowledge my gratitude for the many words
of kindness from my friends for my minis
try in comforting sorrowing hearts. I mast
renirn my thanks for the beautiful gift
which I received as a token of friendship
from many of the kind and noble ladies of
the church. This is my only opportunity
for doing so, as there are but few days left
me here, and they will be crowded with
business. Few men have made better friends
than I have in Savannah, and while the
recollection of Savannah must always
bring to me unpleasant memories the friends
1 have here will be always dear to me.”
The gift to which Dr. Bacon referred was
a beautiful gold watch given him by some
of his lady friends. Upon the inside of the
case was inscribed: “Phillipians i., 3. I
thunk my Uod upon every remembrance of
On Tuesday Dr. Bacon will leave Savan
nah for Norwich, Conn.
' DIVINE HEALING.
What a Member of Dr. Axson’s Church
Saya About It.
JEdilor Morning News: I frequently
read attacks on divine healing, or “faith
cure,” as it is called, and it seems so sad
that any one would say anything that might
hinder a poor suffering soul from claiming
God’s promises for the body, and reminds
me of a story I read of a young man who
attended a city church for a year, and then
said to his pastor: “I want to present you
with my Bible.” “Oh, thank you; but I
have Bibles enough.” “But I want to give
you mine.” He took it and found it was all
cut up. “What does this mean}”
“Well, I have cut out prom
ises that you said didn’t
apply to these days. This is all there is left
of it.” The command and promise in James
v., 14-15, is as explicit and clear as any we
find in the word of God. James was the
presiding officer of the mother church in
Jerusalem, one who could speak with au
thority. He transmits the apostolic gifts
to the elders, the ordinary and permanent
officers of the church. The time of the
commission was not at the beginning, but
the closing of the apostolic age. The means
were “prayfer of faith,” “anointing with
oil” (especial symbol of the Holy Spirit) in
the name of Jesus, and tho Lord will raise
him up is promised. Of course, this was
not a medical anointing , for it was
not to bo applied by a physician,
but an elder, and naturally must
be the anointing of which we read in
connection with the healing of disease by
the Apostles. The Greek church still re
tains this ordinance. James makes a clear
distinction between sickness and other suf
fering. We see from verse 13 —that the di
rections given there are different from those
given for sickness, in tho latter, verses 14, 15,
he tells us what to do that we may be deliv
ered from it; while with respect to all other
sufferings he exhorts us to endure them with
patience. As relates to tho person of our
Lord, we know how much He suffered, we
do not read that He was ever sick, and the
same Redeemer who gave to each one a
cross to bear, healed all who were sick, who
were brought to Him. In no case did He re
quire of the sick that they should recognize
God’s will in their sickness and endure it
Our Saviour left the double commission,
“preach the gospel, heal the sick,” and he
said, “He is the same yesterday and to-day,
and forever.” We are still in the age of
Christ and Christianity, and that was tho
ago of miracles and healing. This gospel
.of healing we know was in the church for
nearly 41)0 years, and only disappeared
when tho corruption of the Romish apostasy
began to destroy all faith and purity. It
has been revived sinee the Reformation in
all parts of the church, and may be ex
pected especially to mark the last days (in
which we are now living,) before our Lord
cornea Among these witnesses to healing
through the “prayer of faith” are found
ministers of the gospel of the highest stand
ing in their respective churches, eminent
physician! and surgeons in regular practice,
educated consecrated men and women
in the most respectable positions in social
life. Yes, there are thousands all over this
land, and even in foreign lands, and their
numbers increase every day, who have been
healed of disease said to be incurable by any
medical or surgical means, through the
prayor of faith. How shall we know the
will of God in this matter} How do we
know w are saved} By God’s word. In
I. Peter, ii, 24, we read that “He bare our
sins in his own body on the tree.” Parallel
passage Matt, viii., 16, 17: “He healed all
that w re sick.” Why? “That it might be
tul6l led what was spoken by Isaiah: ‘Him
self took our iiitlrmlties anil bare our sick
nesses.’ ” Tno death of Christ is set forth
in the fourth verse of the fifty-third chapter
of Isaiah, as being just as available through
faith for the health of the body as in the
fifth verse for the health of the soul.
1. Sickness came into the world through
the fall. Therefore, we must look for its
removal through the Saviour.
2. Sickness is declared, in Dcut. xxviii.,
to he the curse of the law. In Gailatiaus
Christ is declared to have redeemed us from
3. In Ex. xv.. 26, God tells His people that
if they will walk in obedience He will keep
them from disease. “1 am the Lord that
4. In Num. xi., 8, He heals them through
a look upon the brazen serpent. a type of
Jesus. Notice also Job xxxiii., Psalms cili.
and xci.; 1 Chron. xvi.; Isaiah xxrxiii., 53,54;
Matt, viii., 17; Luke xiii., 16; Mark xvii..
18; 1 Cor. xii.: Rom. viii., 17. Like all of
Christ’s redemption gifts, it must be received
by simple faith, without means, and oonso
crated for Christ’s service.
A Member of Dr. Axson’s Church.
IS IT A HOPELESS MUDDLE 7
The Independent Presbyterian Church
Editor Morning News: The Independent
Presbyterian church seems to be in a hope
less muddle. Dr. Bacon has been voted out,
and the members of the Session, Baconites
and anti-Baconites, have resigned; and the
inquiry, What next? is anxiously made bv
every one who feels an interest ni tho church
affairs. Can it be true that tho old Adam
in the hiunan heart will never be supplant
ed by the truo spirit of Christianity and
brotherly love? If the opposing parties in
this sacred and hoary edifice cannot
come together, at least for the sake
of God and the cause of Christ,
(if that be a matter of any consequence), is
it to be wondered at that men outside of
the church should hold up such institutions
as Masonry and Odd Fellowship, as illustrat
ing a higher type of religious faith and
practice? Is there any good reason why
this church should engage in such a war
fare? Is it not true that one-half of that
congregation have not the proper con
sideration for the other half ? And are not
loth parties entitled to credit for honest
convictions? Why, then, not come together
upon some basis that will be agreeable to
both? Why not re-elect all the members
of the session who have resigned,
call Dr. Bacon for another year, unani
mously, with the understanding that if
there is any feeling against him at the end
of that time which will interfere with tho
peach, dignity, harmony and spirituality of
the church, that he will be allowed q uietly
to retire? Is there any good reason why
this should not be done? Is it not right? Is
it not fair that this should lie done? Is this
not true Christianity if Is there a member
of the session who would not be willing to
retain his place and serve the church with
such an object in view? Is there a member
of the church who would not vote in the af
firmative? Would Dr. Bacon refuse thus
to fill the pastorate? If yea, then the In
dependent Presbyterian church in Savan
nah would not suggest itself to the average
mind at this time as exactly the place for
spiritual comfort and rest.
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A Fine Vessel at Auction.
The pilot boat Emma A Dickerson,
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in auction column.
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As will be seen by schedule published
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CHINA AND BRONZE GOODS
A Reminder to Those in Search ofWed
Read over this list and see if anything
strikes your fancy:
Fine China in cases, real Cut Glass,
Bronze and Bisque Statuary, Japanese Pot
tery. Antique Terra Cotta, Hungarian and
Flemish Vases. We could go on tor a whole
column, but, never mind, call and sea the
goods themselves, we think you will be
pleased at Crockery House of
Jas. S. Silva & Son,
140 Broughton street,
Road of the many bargains that are
offered at Weisbeln’s Bazar. The bargains
there can’t lie beat. Be sure and go there.
A Bargain in Every Purchase,
Is the rule of the “Famous," northeast cor
ner Congress and Whitaker streets. We
hold out no inducements in one article we
sell, and then charge more on another to
make up. Positively every purchase
made of us is a bargain, whether it is in
clothing, Gentlemen’s Furnishing Goods,
Hats, Trunks or Umbrellas. How can we
do so? Plain enough. Two of the firm are
constantly on the lookout in New York tor
goods in our line, with the ready cash, buy
ing only at the lowest pi'ices, manufactur
ing all the clothing there, thereby sHViur r
to our patrons the retailer’s profit, which is
at least $2 60 to $5 00 on u suit or overcoat. I
Beside that, it enables us to have our cloth
ing made up and trimmed better than ordi
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them up tor our own sale, and strive to have
our customers pleased, not only when they
purchase, but also in the wearing of the
garment. We are thankful for the patron
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YUT E DNESDA Y MORNING. Nov. 30th. at 8
* o’clock, we expect to open our doors to our
friends and the public generally, and we hereby
extend to all a pressing and earnest invitation
to attend OUR SECOND ANNUAL HOLIDAY
We have mailed several thousand invitations
to (bis our ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPENING,
and while we may have slighted some it will
not be intentional, and we ask any who do not
receive one of our invitations and may desire
same that they will either call on us in person
or that they send us word, when we will at once
mail to their address or to any of their friends
whom they may want personally invited.
WHY DO WE HAVE OPENINGS ?
Rather a pertinent question, but it is asked us
so often that we have decided to give the secret
away, and we answer plainly: That it pays us;
it enables us to show to the largest number of
people in the least time our entire stock of
goods. It also profits the public to attend these
openings, as we hare many articles in our stock
or novelties and luxuries that cannot be dupli
cated; it affords the entire public an equal
chance, an opportunity of looking, pricing, and,
if they desire, of buying.
Attractions This Year.
Grand Floral Display
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Italian Orchestra Afternoon and Evening.
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Don’t Forget Our Invitation.
You and your friends are cordially invited.
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