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BLUE RIDGE BAPTIST.
Wm. M. Lee, Editor.
V^OL. 3 NO. 37
DEVOTED TO BELIGIOK, EDUCATION AND TEMPERANCE.
NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C.. JUNE 25, 1903.
D. W. Lee, Associate Editor ond Monager.
WEEKLY, 50c. A YEAR.
Preaching every second and fourth,
^Sunday, morning and evening.
Sunday School 10 A. M.
Prayer meeting every Thursday eve.
Rev. W. R. Bradshaw, Pastor.
Preaching every first and third Sun
day morning and evening
Sunday School 9:30 A. M.
Prayer meeting every Tuesday evening.'
Rev. J. B. Tabor, Pastor.
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, PasD>r.
All are cordially invited to attend^
Doubtless no other Religious paper in
Western Carolina, has grown so rapidly as
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BLUE RIDGE BAPTIST, No. Wilkesboro-
THB LEWIS’ FORK BAPTIST
It could net be expected to result other
wise. The people in the dispersion, if they
were notin favor of the “standing order” be
fore the battle, wonld be against it forever
after their dispersion. The use of the sword
never yet converted a sinner to the Savior.
The McNeils, Callaways, Wellborns, Smiths,
Vatmoys, Ellers, Yateses, Lewises, Churches,
Howells. Wesif, Fergusons, Browns, Barus-
es, Mitchels, iubertsons, Hayses, Holders.
Fi'eemans, Curtises, Kirbys, Carltons, and
many others gathered about the head waters
of Yadkin from the lower parts of Ciarolina.
General James Robertson, then a young
man, with sixteen families passed along to
the Watauga, and in 1772 the Watauga Asso
ciation was organized. His colony was made
up of Regulators, and while the name he
chose was Baptist, the organization he effect
fd was secular. They asked the Legislature
for aid and prctection in 1776, bnt this was
sought by petition as citizens. In 1778 they
were constituted the county of Washington.
Daniel Boone and his company did not
stop till they reached the waters of the Ken
tucky. Others went in the direction of Duck
river near Nashville, Tenn., and as they went
they planted the Cause of Christ and church
es sprang up to organize with the declaration
of peace, The persecution of Baptist Minis
ters in Virginia obliged them to go in the
mountain districts which brought Baptist
population of Virginians with the Clevelands,
Coffeys, Martins, McGlamerys, Tinsleys, and
others, sonie of whom were also preachers.
It is hard to say how many Baptist families
came to the Yadkin from Virginia; but the
Virginians generally went to the Holston
country or beyond.
South Carolina probably gave Elder An
drew Baker, and for the time, it sent us that
tower of strength—Richard Furman who was
among our settlers for several years as a place
of safety. Joseph Murphy, Cleveland Coffey,
John Cleveland, George .McNeil, William
Petty, William Hammond, John Stone, and
Daddy Parsons were the pioneers. These
Mountain Baptists fell into line with the
Baptists along the Flastern slope of the Blue
Ridge and follows the system of the Charles
ton as combined with the United Baptists of
Viiginia, so call for the reason that separates
and regulars combined. After the Revolu
tionary war, Cleveland moved to Georgia;
Murphy, to Tennessee; Baker, to Grayson Co
Va.; and Dr. Furman removed to his beloved
flock at Charleston.
The revivals which so mightily prevailed
in Virginia and the Caroliiias before the Rev
olution ceased with the movements of the
armies and rigors of war, but when peace
was restored, God again visited his people.
Indeed one cannot say that God forsook
them in war—for he did not leave them. His
great power was signalized at the gathering
of the forces of these mountain patriots un
der Shelby. Sevier, Cleveland), Campbell, and
the McDovvels not to mention the South Car
olina reinforcements under Williams and
Hambright. The gathering of this force of
Volunteers and their unanimity, their sus
tenance, and the sufficiency of their equip
ment appears the work of God. The battle
that followed attested His presence and pow
er. Haywood in speaking of the battle of
King’s Mountain says: “The mountain was
covered with flame and smoke and seemed to
thunder,” Still the firearm in use by the V’ol-
iiuteeis was the ordinary field piece used in
getting their game. Harry Lee said that
Ferguson’s chosen field for battle was mare
assailable by the rifle than defensible with
the bayonet; but Pergusou was a veteran of
battles and chose his own ground. The elo
quent Bailie Peyton of Tennessee says:
“When the conflict begun the mountain ap
peared volcanic, there flashed along its Sum
mit and around its base, and up its sides, one
long sulphurous blaze, and yet we did not
have a si.v pound cannon in our armor.”
Lossing, the historian, says: “It was a
strange place for an encampment or a battle
and to one acquainted with the region it is
difficult to understand why Ferguson and
his band were there at all.” But God had
suffered him ta stand in his own light and
fall by his own foPy. The world here learn
ed again that the battle is the Lord’s. The
victory that was won will stand as the turn
ing point in the stride for civil Liberty so
long as the moon endures, or the sun contin
ues to shine, and peoples will forever bless
the memories of these mountain heroes who
I said in substance that generally the spir
it of war destroys the spirit of revivals. This
must forever be true for God has never been
the author of those struggles among men
which result in the shedding of human blood
We must solve this mystery of sin by solving
the will of man who enlists men, declares war
and threatens in the name of Jeliovah under
shelter of forms and liturgies. They invite
destructii-n oy opposition to God Most High
and are overthrown as were the Enemy at
Revivals followed peace and in 1790 to
1808 multitudes were brought to the saving
knowledge of the Truth. As these revivals
are part of our history, we will take them
up in some future number of this paper and
try to hasten to tbe men and times that are
known to the reader.—W. H. E.
Greensboro, N. 0.
Speakers at the Lookout Mountain
Among those who art expected to speak or
assist in the Conference for Young People’s
Leaders to be held on Lookout Mountain,
July 1-8, are as following:
Rev. W. R. Lambuth, D. D., Secretary of
the Missionary Society of the Methodist Epis
copal church, South, Nashville, Tenn.
Rev. John P. Goucher. D. D., President of
Woman’s college, Baltimore, Md.
Prof. 0. E. Brown, of Vanderbilt Univer
sity, Nashville, Tenn.
Mr. Luther D. Wishard, chairman of the
Executive committee of the Young People’s
Missionary Movement, New York City.
Rev. Ira Landrith. D. D., Editor of the
Cumberland Presbyterian, Nashville, Tenn.
Mr. S. Earl Taylor, Young People’s Sec
retary of the Missionary Society of the Meth
odist Episcopal church. New York city.
Rev. A. L. Phillips, D. D., Superintendent
of Sabbath School and Young people’s
Work of the Presbyterian church. South,
Rev. H. P. Williams. Editor of the Mis
sionary, Nashville, Tenn.
Rev. W. R. Dobyns, D. D., Kansas City,
Mr. J. E. Mccnlloch, Young People's Sec
retary of the Missionary Society of the Meth
odist Episcopal church. South, Nashville,
Rev. T. H. Maccaitley, D. D., Chattanooga,
Messrs. Moffat, Stuart and Preston, of the
Rev. William F\ McDowell, D. D., Secre
tary of the Board of Education of the Meth
odist Episcopal church, New York citv.
Rev. S. H. Chester, D. D., Secretary of
Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian church.
South, Nashville, Tenn.
Rev. G. L. Wharton, D. I)., of India.
Rev. W. J. Willingham, D. D., Secretary
of the Board of F’oreign Missions of the Bap
tist church. South, Richmond, Ve.
There is every indication that this confer
ence will be the beginning of a new and bet
churches cf the Southern States.
The character of the program is cpiite
different from anything that has previously
been attempted in the South. The conference
is a training school rather than a convention,
and has for its purpose the preparation and
equipment of leaders in the more effective
prosecution of distinctively denominational
GALL TO STATE TEMPERANCE
After careful consideration the Executive
Committee of the North Carolina Anti-Sa
loon League has called a Temperance con
vention to meet at Raleigh July 7,1903.
This convention is demanded by the con
1. We have a vast amount of temperance
sentiment in the state, bnt it is unorgan
ized. In the process of organizing it, this
convention is iieces.sary.
2. We are about to enter a great cam
3. We must greatly strengthen our opera
We cannot cope with the situation on the
present basis. The present Exacutive com
mittee needs enlargement, and those who
shall lead our cause need tiie support of a
convention representing the commonvtealth.
The present manager of the campaign
cannot find time to carry all his duties W e
must put a man in the field who will give
hihiself wholly to this work. Until we shall
do this, we cannot reckon ourselves as very
seriously engaging in conflict with the giant
The convention will have for its purpose:
(1) The marshalling of the Temperance
forces of our State for the conflict now so
close at hand; (2) the reorganization of our
executive department; (3) the selection of
one or more field men; (4) the putting onr
work upon an adequate basis; (5) the work
of forming onr policy.
Now, who shall attei.d this convention?
Every one that is earnest in this great
cause. If onr convention shall fail, it will
be taken as a sign that interest is not great.
Every county should be represented. Our
prohibition counties owe the cause in active
counties sympathy and support. Be.sides,
many of them need organization for law-en
forcement. Every ir.sorperated town, and
especially such as are not protected against
saloons and distilleries, should be represent
The ministers of North Carolina are count
ed upon to attend in large numbers.
Every Anti-Saloon League in the State
should send a delegation; and every place
that intends to organize a League or insti
tute a campaign against the drink evil should
The business men and the citizens who
feel an interest in this great work are e.s-
pecially urged to be present. We shall need
them most of all.
Remember the date, July 7, and the place,
Raleigh. Railroads rates one fare for round
J. W. Bailey,
Manager for Executive com.
Now thst the municipal campuigus are out
of the way, it becomes tbe people of this
State to immediately organize with a view to
removing the curse ot the saloon from our
towns and citi.js. I hope that we are going
into this work in the most serious frame of
mind. It will amount to nothing to effect
prohibition unless it shall be effedted by an
intelligent and alert and indomitable public
sentiment, directed by a strong organization,
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