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BLUE EIDGE BAPTIST.
Wm. M. Lee, Editor.
VOL. 3 NO. S-Z
BAPTIST ClllIKCH:
Preactiiiig evury second ami foiirtlii
rsumlay, moniiiif; and eveuinf.
Sunday ScJn.ul 10 A. .M.
Prayer meetiiifi every Tluirsday eve.
Rev. W. R. Brad.sliaw, I'astur.
METHODIST CHPRCll:
I’reacIling every lirst an.; ttiird Sun
^day morning and evening
Sunday School 9:30 A. M.
Prayer meeting every Tuesday evening.^
Rev. J. B. Tabor, Pastor.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH:
Preaching every third and fourth Sun
^day, morning and evening.
Sunday School 9:30 A. M.
Prayer meeting every Wednesday eve.'
Rev. C. W. Robinson, Pastor.
All are cordially invited to attend^
these services.
DEVOTED TO RELIGION, EDUCATION AND TEMPERANCE.
NOKTH WILKBSBOEO, N. 0.. MAY 21, 1903.
D. W. Lee, Associate Editor and Monaecr.
WEEKLY, 50c. A YEAR.
PREMIUMS fOR^
-—BAPTIST WORKERS.
Doubtless 110 iithui- Keligious paper in
Western Carolina, has grown so rapidly as
the Bine Ridge Baptist. Everyliody who
sees and reads its contents has a good word
to say about it. An easy matter to secure
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valuable present.
We make the following offers:
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ers Briefly Described, price of each
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(Special for Literary Societies.) Price 75c.
All three of the above named books for only
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Wh will mail you, postage paid, a copy
of,How to Attract and Hold an Au
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we will mail you either of the following if
preferred at the same rate. Character
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table occupations. Price $1.00. The Vir
tues and Their Reasons. Eveiy day
ethics for school and home Price $1
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old Testament if preferred, price the same
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these Testaments and your churches will
gladly help you get them if you ask it.
If you want all the above named books,
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Now is your chance to get you a nice, val
uable book or even a Library with very little
effort on your part and at the same time be
helping a good cause. Old subscribers taken
the same as new provided all arrears are
settled. All subscribers thu taken must be
for one year at 50c, paid in advance.
Every body’s shoulder to the wheel while
this offer holds good. Address:
BLUE RIDGE BAPTIST, No. Wilkesboro-
The Lewis’ fork Baptist
Association.
In my former article I referel to the Reg
ulators War. Personal aversion to this sub
ject in youth caused neglect to get and to
keep valuable information. The,Regulators
war had its origin in a proper prf test against
the unjust .charges made against the people
by the public officers who held commissions
from the Governor and he from the King of
England. As heie to fore .stated the effort
was n ade to tax the jieople to support the
establishment. This was On the counties of
Orange, Rowan. Granville and Anson in par
ticular and all the province in general. The
battle was fought at Alamance creek near
where I now live, on May 16, 1771. On the
22, of the same month, the victorious Tryon
camped on the waters of Sandy creek and
fed down the fields of growing grain, laid
hands on cattle, grain, teams, men and, after
quartering these to his heart’s content, mov
ed his army to the next Baptist Church, the
Jersey settlement, and laid them bare. As
my eyes look over the Sandy creek grounds
once every month, I instinctively survey the
sorrows of Elder Shubal Stearns, and when
I stand by his grave say, if your eyes could
have seen what mine now see and your ears
had only hi-ard what mine now hear—But
God gave you a rest as it is written, there
remaineth therefore a (sabbath) Rest to the
people of God. At last after 132 years of
peace, we have erected a memorial cbayiel a-
bout like the present New Hope church near
the spot where they buried him.-‘Blessed
are Gieueail who die iu the Lord from hence
forth; yea, sayeth l.he Spirit that they may
rest from their lobors, for their works follow
with them.” (Am. Revision). His death oc
curred Nov. 21, 1777—six months after his
flo,;k had fled.
“The cause of this dispersion,” writes Mor
gan Edw'ards, who at the time registered a-
mong the Quakers, “was the abuse of power
which too much prevailed in the province
and caused the inhabitants at last to raise
up 111 arms and fight for their privileges but
being routed May 16 1771, they dispaired of
seeing oetter times and therefore quitted the
province. It is said that 1500 families have
departed since the battle of Alamance, and,
to my knowledge, a good many more are
only waiting to dispose of their plantations
in order to follow them. This is to me an
argument that their grievances were real not-
with-standing all that has been said to the
contrary.” The Little River church, in
Montgomery county, suffered in the same
way. The church at Uwharrie was blotted
out and some one or more moved in a body
west of the Brushies or to Tenn. Major Joe
Morehead in his Address on James Hunter
pays these Baptists this tribute;-
“As to the Baptists, democratic and ever
loyal to the people, then as now they were of
and for the people. Argument in their fa
vor would be like defense of a pure woman
against whose character there had never aris
en suspicion. The recorded, unvaried and
bitter fulmination of Tryon and of the rec
tors of the church of England against the
Baptist settlers conclusively their honorable
positions, and would be subsequent apolo
gists or others cannot detract from it.” We
thank Major Morehead for this his unsolicit
ed view of a people among whom he has
never saugnt an identity. Often in personal
conversation on the streets Major Morehead
says there never has been a question about
you Mountain Baptists.
Their sufferings must have been very great
for they w'eie in many cases obliged to wait
for more than a year for any crop of their
own planting, but amid it all they preached
and heard the gospel, and, clasped hands
from time to time. .. The pathetic meeting
of the senior McGlamery with his pastor
brethren from the Virginia side of the Kehu-
kee Association about this time was pathetifi.
These brethren, after years of separation,
met at the visit of Elder Meglamre to the
Yadkin churches. Theirs was not the only
separation. In some instances the family
name was changed, in some it was varied for
the better protection afforded from a death
on Tryon’s gallows. Meetings were hold
and churches organized but their doings
were matter of memory and not matters of
record. Associations ernvened but the min
utes were not cammitted to print, if indeed
they were reduced CO writing and this had
its origin iu due Baptist regularity. It hud
always been so.
Our adversaries say we have no history,
that is, a history that extends into antiquity.
We can say the law of Presumption places
the burden a proof on you. Our antagonists
have deshoyed our history and the burden
of proof shifts to the'Spoliator. Restore to
ns our torn and tattered records; gives us
back our broken and violated doors, take
yonr stock from our trampled and wasted
fields, give ns our dead to life again, and we
can show as rich possessions as the w‘orld
has ever known, with houses and lands, hus
bands and wives, brothers and sisters, gran
aries and barns, pulpits and Bibles, Church
es and Associations, and Bible Church ordet.
—W. H. E.
Greensboro, N. C.
DEAR MOTHER.
Mother, dear mother I am weary and lone.
For I am thinking to-day of the years that
have flown.
?;nce I drank in tbe smiles of a mother’s
calm face.
Who taught me to trust in the spirit of grace.
How different and cold this world now seems.
My life is passing like trouble and dreams.
Dark clouds often gather and thunder above
me roar.
That makes me keep longing for the Ever
green shore.
The trees are now robed in their beauteous
For now thou art happy, no trials or fears.
No kneeling in sorrow, to offer thy prayers,
For thou hast gained heaven, never more to
roam.
Mother, I’m glad that thou hast entered a
home.
Caroline Saunders,
Virgil, N. C.
Mrs. Saunders’s mother has been dead
many years, but she has not forgotten her.
You who have lost mothers can understand
the above sentiments; you who have not lost
a mother, take warning from the above lines
and love mother more dearly while she is yet
living, and strive to make her more comfort
able by letting her know that you do love
her.—Ed.
array.
And the roses are blooming as lovely as day.
The fields are all garland over with green,
And the soft clouds float over in their bright
silver sheen.
Yet they seem not so lovely nor calm as of
yore,
For the beauty that dazzled and charmed
me before.
Has been seared and blighted and caused to
pass away.
Since then my own mother was taken away.
Mother, sweet mother, I long to be there,
And to clasp thy dear hands in that laud
so fair,
And gather the flowers that immortal grow,
And listen to the music that forever flows.
To walk by that River that fountain of Life
That has so often cleansed their poor heart
of strife,
To behold their bright tide that has never
known death.
And it hastens along still, to gladden this
earth.
Mother, dear mother, those fields thou hast
seen,
Which we leani are forever immortal and
green.
Thou hast sat beneath the shaiies of the
Paradise trees,
And inhaled the sweet balm of their heavenly
breeze.
Although my dear mother, I am so sad and
lone;
And I’m thinking of joys that now have
flown.
Yet, I would not, dear mother, call thee
back, oh no!
To wrestle with sorrow, temptation and woe.
THE 6ABBATH DAY.
I hope you will not think me an extremist.
Each commandment that God has given us
is given for us to obey. I am not astonished
to see the many misfortunes that befall us
as a people. I earnestly believe there is no
commandment in the Bible that is held any
less sacred than the commandment about how
we should keep the Lord’s day. Read Exodus,
chapt. XX. In this chapter you will find what
God says about it. In this chapter yon will
find that we should not kill. We think that
to kill our fellow man is a high crime.
Some of US can do a great many things on
the Holy day and not think it any crime. 1
think we people look at a crime less and lar
ger. Does the Lord look at sin as we do?
How did you feel when you went over on
the Sabbath day to see your neighbor about
doing that hauling, that harvesting, plow
ing or some other work, or you wanted to
see if you could buy his horse or his cow?
You might not have thought any harm. I
think we Baptists ought to guard our wnys,
I think we would do well to leave off many
things that we have been doing. 1 will not
mention the many items that we perform on
the Holy day contrary to God’s will. If you
do not know what they are, 1 hope you may
seek to find out. I would be glad to hear
from any one who wishes to write on this
subject.
A reader of the Baptist,
Miss Elrnah Settle.
Benhani. N. C.
AMBITION.
Biblical Recorder.
An old story tells about Phaeton, vrho
wished to drive the chariot of Phoebus, his
father, the snn-god. At school the boys made
fun of him because he said he was the sou
of a god. He went to the temple of Apollo,
and pleaded that some sign might be given
in order that th>i world might know that he
was the son of a god. He asked that he
might drive the chariot of the sun only for
one day. The old god tried to put him off
with something less, but he persisted. The
chariot was brought to him, and the horses,
whose nostrils breathed fire, were harnessed
to the chariot. The old sun said, “Be careful;
I wish you had not asked to drive this char
iot. The road is steep in front of the day, and
it descends in a frightful precipice at the end.
Be very careful that you keep the track.”
He seized the reins, jumped into the chariot,
and the horses, breathing fire, felt they had
a new driver, and went, (;lt as they had ne'er
done before. 'J’he track was lost, and the
earth was neariy bi.rned np. Ltis falLor
pleaded with .Jupiter that with one of his
thunder-bolts he would unseat his stupid and
foolishly ambitions son. Jove then threw a
th’iuderbod at the lad, who fell down. Do
not imitate Phaeton, and be ambitious for
wrong things. Ask God to fill yon with Hit-
love, and that will keep your ambition iu the
right way.
    

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