The Cartersville Courant-American.
grand flight of oratory.
Bishop Beckwith Holds Captive
a Large Audience.
•■But When the Fullness of Time Came
Goil Sent Forth His Son”—Regular
Services at Ascension Church.
One of the most intensely interested
audiences that ever listened to elegant
pulpit oratory in Cartersville was the
one that crowded every available inch
of room in Ascension church last Sun
day morning. It was the occasion of
„f Rt, Rev. John W. Beckwith,
* of Georgia.
I). D., bishop of tne .. ° ’
to this parish, who delivered a discourse
that was simply sublimein every feature.
With a delivery that is unequaled in the
pulpits of America, a masterly command
of language and thoughts so brilliant as
to seem inspired, this gifted man at once
chains the attention of all and holds it
to the finish. ,
Long before the service began the au
ditorium of this pretty little church was
filled, and many, unable to obtain seats,
or even standing room, turned away.
An excellent choir, located in the rear of
the building, furnished delightful music
and added interest to the beautiful ser
vice of the church.
Bishop Beckwith took as his text the
Epistle of Paul to the Galatians, 4th
cha*pter and 4th verse: “But when the
Fullness of Time Came God Sent Forth
The bishop began his sermon by ad
vancing the idea that God, instead of in
terfering with the free will of man, used
it to accomplish His ends. He places the
good aud the evil before man, but com
pels him to take neither. God sometimes
even uses the ways of the wicked to fur
ther His aims. He gave several striking
historical illustrations to make clear this
idea. One of these was the story of Da
vid and Goliah. He thought nothing
was more natural than for Jesse to send
his young son David to the camps of his
brethren with gifts and to inquire into
tlieir health. But when David goes forth
to fight against Goliah we behold the
work of God. It was the work of God
that made this young boy, with nothing
but a sling aud a pebble, go forth to
meet in battle a giant in strength and
who was trained in all the arts of war
fare from his youth up. It was God, who
used the passions of men to accomplish
HiJend. Another illustration of God’s
work is found in the overthrow of the
Jews by the Babylonians. They took
the Jews captive and sent them forth in
bondage. But the Jews took with them
the bible, and thus, through the passions
of men, God’s word was sent into other
countries. It was God’s use of the will
and passions of men that caused the bi
ble to be translated into the Greek lan
guage by the Ptolemies, the then univer
sal language as is French today in the
countries of Europe.
The speaker dwelt at length on this
idea and showed that God was using the
free will of man in making preparation
for the coming of Christ. In the first
century the Roman conquerors had
budded roads and bridges over all the
then known.-world. He himself had
croiSed drie of these bridges in Palestine.
It had two arches and was wide enough
for two chariots to cross abreast, and
was as good now as when first budded.
The Romans had built their roads into
Palestine, a small country only about
one hundred miles in leugth and about
twenty miles wide. Asa raf*e. the Jews
were despised by the other nations, and
tho Romans held them in subjection in
order to show their contempt for them.
Their religion was in variance with the
other nations, atnoug whom supersti
tion held full sway. It was under such
circumstances as these that Jesus came
to bless the world. Nothing could be
more beautiful than the word painting
of the speaker in describing the scenes on
that eventful December night. It wonld
be impossible to follow him in it. The
rift in the clouds, out of which the arch
angels appeared and announced the
birth of Jesus of Nazareth. The fullness
of time had coine and God had sent His
The speaker then took up the life of
Christ from His birth and with a master
mind presented a picture so grand and
so charming, and so plain, that the au
dience was stirrer! to the very depths of
their hearts. He told of His preachings
and the wonderful effects it had on men.
Never before and never since have the
hearts of men been so thrilled as were the
people during the life of Christ. His re
lating the parable of the Prodigal Son as
told by Christ, was something wonder
ful and had a marked effect on the au
dience. He closed with one of his grand
flights of oratory.
It is impossible to give any synopsis
of the sermon that would in any way do
justice to the effort. His eloquence of
language and portrayal of events are
something worth a journey of many
miles to see and hear. After the sermon
and regular service a large number
stayed for communion.
While bishop Beckwith was here an
arrangement was suggested whereby As
cension church sill have the services of a
regular rector every third Sunday. If the
arrangement is made, this church is to
join with the parishes of Dalton and
Ledartown in securing a minister, whose
time will be divided between the three
places. A lay reader will also be ap
pointed, which vyill euable the church to
have services every Sunday.
. The Kyalt* Cottage.
Cartersville, Ga., Nov. 11.1889.
To the brethren of the Middle Cherokee
Many of you will remember that at the
last meeting of onr body, at Dalton, an
effort was begun to raise an amount of
sutfjeiftnr, ro buiid at Mercer Uni
versity in Macon, a house for students
to be known as the “Ryals Cottage,” by
way of compliment to our honored mod
erator, who is also professor of theology
in the university.
A number of brethren, promising for
themselves and for their churches, sub
scribed about half the amount necessary,
aud many other brethren promised that
they would make an earnest effort when
the went home to get their churches to
take part in this laudableenterprise. As
the matter was left with me for comple
tion, I now appeal to all these brethren
to boglu to send in then- contributions,
whether for themselves or their churches,
as soon as possible, that work on the
buildings may be soon commenced.
This building is very much needed by
reason of the rapidly increasing number
of pupils now entering the university,
many of whom will be shut off from all
opportunity for education at Mercer
unless the number of these cottages can
be greatly increased.
To those who were not present at the
meeting of the association, I will state,
that by means of these cottages which
ure furnished free to students, board can
be had at from nine to ten dollars per
month, while the other boarding houses
do not charge less than eighteen to
twenty dollars per month. Many a poor
man could pay ten dollars per mouth for
his boy, who could not possibly pay
eighteen or twenty dollars. Here then,
is mi oppun uuity to help poor deserving
young men—young men in the minis
try and out of the ministry—and in
Wieir education greatly enlarge aud in
crease the influence and power of thin
grand old school of the fathers.
I hope that brethren, who feel that the
Lord has been good to them, will at once,
or very soon, send a contributfon for this
cause, for themselves, and then jiersuade
their churches to do the same thing.
Please attend to it, brethren, as soon as
I would prefer that all amounts for
this* work be sent to Rev. George R.
McCall, D. I)., Macon, Ga., but if more
convenient, brethren can send to meat
Wm. 11. Cooper.
Why We Are Thankful.
Because we are living.
Because the legislature has adjourned.
Because there are plenty of pretty
girls yet left.
Because Cartersville is fast moving to
the front as a progressive town.
Because bustles and reeds are gone and
women can sit down comfortably.
Because on any Sunday of the year
you can hear a good sermon in Carters
Because that, even if there are dudes
and toughs. tHbre are a great many man
ly. splendid fellows.
Because, even if there are flirts and
frivolous women, there are also those be
fore whom you can bow with the con
sciousness that they are gentlewomen.
Because we had the pleasure of hearing
a remarkably fine sermon from Bishop
Beckwith last Sunday.
Because the democrats had such a vic
tory last week.
Because we are still able to get three
meals a day.
Because Cartersville has one of the po
litest and most obliging postoffice clerks
in the country.
Because there is very little sickness in
Because the farmers are getting in a
prosperous condition and are able to
live at home ahd board at the same
Because —because —but why enumer
ate? There are many things to be thank
ful for and the 28th iust. should be
made a day never to be forgotten.
Could Scarcely Walk.
In the year 1885 I had a severe attack
of rheumatism which so affected me that
I could scarcely walk for several months.
I tried numbers of remedies but without
affording me relief. Iw as induced to try
S. S. S. After taking several bottles I
was completely cured and once again
able to attend to my business. From
tnv experience I can safely say that S. S.
S. is the best rheumatism medicine in the
world. M. Sehses, Abbeville, S. C.
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mailed free. Swift Specific Cos.,
Mundel s children’s shoes, the best in
the market, at cost Pt Montgomery’s.
CARTERSVILLE, GA., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14. 1889.
A DISTRESSING ACCIDENT.
A Prominent Minister Blows Out the
Drains of n Citißen of Cedartoivn.
The news of a horrible accident comes
It is the killing of Mr. Gabriel Jones, by
the accidental discharge of a shot gun in
the bands of Rev. Charles K. Heuderson.
The two gentlemen were out bird hunt
ing and were walking through a field
with their guns over their shoulders.
Mr. Henderson was in advance of his
companion and the hammer of both bar
rels were cocked, juiiie? Ur Joues at "
t .° P !‘ 11 tl)e £ uu from -Mi-. Hen
..wooii e suouldei' or it commenced slip
ping; at any rate Mr. H* nderson
attempted to get a firmer hold, and in
doing so his hand came in contact with
a trigger and a loud report followed, and
Mr. Jonps fell back dead. The load of
shot had entered his forehead a little
above the right eye and his brains were
oozing out of the hole made, presenting
a most horrible aspect. Mr. Henderson
was almost crazed by the deplorable ac
cident. He called help and the remains
were carried to Cedartown. Nothing
could be more distressing to witness than
the grief stricken home, the wife being
prostrated by the news and the grief of
the children heart rending.
On account of the standing of both
parties in the community, the town was
greatly shocked over the affair.
A LITERARY SOCIETY.
One is Organized L.a.t Week at tlie Home
of Rev. Sam June*.
Quite a number of ladies and gentle
men met Thursday evening at the home
of Rev. Sam P. Jones for the purpose of
organizing a literary society. The meet
ing was a representative one of the cul
ture and refinement, of the city and from
the tone of those who participated it will
become a most charming success. It
was given the name ot the Etowah Liter
ary Club, and it was decided to hold
meetings twice a month.
The SrSntt iiig officers were elected:
President—Major Charles H. Smith.
First Vice President Mrs. Sam P.
Sooond Vice President —Mr. John VvV
Third Vice President—Mr. A. O. Gran
Recording Secretary—Miss Anuie C
Assistant Secretary—Prof. Robeson.
Corresponding Secretary Mr. Con
Treasurer —Rev. Elam Christian.
A committee consistingof Mr. Granger,
Rev. J. S. Hillhouse, Mr. W. H. Wikle,
Prof. Robeson, Mr. Evan Mays and Rev.
Elam Christian, was appointed to draft
a constitution and by-laws.
The next meeting will be held at the
residence of Rev. Sam Joues on the even
ingof the2lstinstant. Messrs, Robeson,
Wikle and Connelly have been appointed
a committee to preparea programme for
The Courant-American cannot con
strain from saying that this is a move
ment in the right direction. It will be a
source of much enjoyment to those who
take part in the meetings and at the same
time be beneficial. We wish the ladies
and gentlemen much success in their un
A beautiful line of towels and table
damask, both wjiite and colored, at cost
A RECEIVER TO BE APPOINTED.
A Proposition to Soil the Sum Jones Col
lejje to the City.
The stockholders of the Sam Jones col
lege held a meeting at the opera house
last Monday afternoon to consider the
advisability of defending itself against
the appointment of a receiver, a bill hav
ing been filed in court for that purpose.
After much discussion it was decided not
to fight the appointment of a receiver as
it was thought the affairs of the concern
could be gotten in better shape by the
taking of this course. It was also agreed
that the receiver make a proposition to
sell to the city the building, by the pay
ment of the debts of the incorporation
and refunding to the stockholders what
ever amounts they have paid over, fifty
per cent, on their stock. This will be al
most a donation to the city and will
secure a fine public school building at
about one-third the value of this splen
did piece of property.
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Pierce. Of druggists.
Laxador is an invaluable remedy for
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all bilious diseases. All druggists sell it
at 25 cents a package.
PORTER & VAUGHAN'S
GREAT SPECIAL SALE OF
Dress Goods, Cloaks and Shoes!
We have determined to reduce our Stock in These Three Lines
Cut Prices! Cut Prices!
For the next 15 days we will offer Dress Goods, Cloaks and Shoes
at reduced prices. Now is your chance for Genuine Bargains.
DRESS GOODS! DRESS GOODS!
36 inch all Wool Dress Flannel, all colors, reduced to 22£c.
34 inch Henriettas reduced to 12£ cents, worth 20 cents.
36 inch Hennettas reduced to 25 cents, worth 35 cents.
40 inch Hennettas reduced to 50 cents, worth 65 cents.
38 inch Tricots reduced to 45 cents, worth 60 cents.
40 inch Fancy Flannels reduced to 50 cents, worth 65 cents.
38 inch all Wool Tricots, reduced to 35 cents, worth 50 cents.
All our Dress Goods marked down to extremely low prices. Great bargains now being
offered in Dress Goods at PORTER & VAUGHAN’S.
CLOAKS! CLOAKS! CLOAKS!
We have just received a big shipment of new Cloaks; bought from
a house who was in need of cash more than, Cloaks. We got them at
a price way under their value. Now we propose to get ria of our im
mense stock of Cloaks at once.
Great Slaughter Sale of Cloaks.
They must be sold. Positively the greatest bargains in North
Georgia in CLOAKS.
Cloaks that are worth $4.00 now $2.50. Cloaks that are worth
$5.00 now $3 75; Cloaks that are worth $7.60 now $4.50; Cloaks that
are worth SB.OO now $5.00; Cloaks that are worth SIO.OO now $7 00-
Cloaks that are worth $12.50 now $8.00; Cloaks that are worth $15.00
These arc positive facts; “ Seeing is believing.” Examine our stock and you will make cash.
All Styles aud grades of Cloaks now going at Cut Prices.
• PORTER & VAUGHAN
Lead the town in Cloaks. More Cloaks in our house than any store in North Georgia. They
must be sold. Cloaks now going at your own price at Porter & Vaughans.
SHOES. SHOES. SHOES.
Shoes are always staple and good stock, but we have too many on hand, and for the next
15 days we are going to reduce this department Now is the time to buy Shoes. PORTER &
VAUGHAN are now offering unheard of bargains in Shoes; Ladies’ Shoes, Gents’ Shoes
Childrens’ Shoes; all are going at CUT PRICES to reduce this immense department
Ladies’ Shoes worth sl.lO now 90c; Ladies’ Shoes worth $1.25 $1,00; Ladies’ Shoes
worth $1.50 now $1.25; Ladies’ Shoes worth $1.75 now $1.50; Ladies’ Shoes worth $2.00 fiow
1.75; Ladies’ Shoes worth 2.25 now 2.00.
The same cutsin all kinds of Ladies Shoes. t
Childrens’ Shoes in all styles and grades for the next 15 days at prices far below their
ualue. Mens’ Shoes, all styles and grades, now going at the same ratio.
Porter & Vaughan’s low prices on Dress Goods, Cloaks and
Shoes will astonish the natives.
Friday and Saturday only we will sell the best calieor made at
5 cents per yard. New fall styles, in all the Novelties.
Grand bargains now being offered in Blankets, Flannels and
Cheapest line Hosiery in North Georgia.
Extra heavy grey twilled Flannel, next 15 days at 15 cents
Remember our great special sale for the next 15 days.
H i PORTER & VAUGHAN.