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Jerry Moore and the Bible
Jerry Moore, the Florence coun
ty boy who won fame for South
Carolina as a corn-grower year be
fore last, has not been in the public
eye very much for the last few
months, his modesty being as great,
we are glad to say, as his ambition,
hut the news which comes to us
of him now, through the medium of
the Florence Times, is about as re
freshing as anything we have heard
in a long, long, while.
Unspoiled by all the publicity he
baa receivedjJerry, itseems,has been
?. inning new laurels for himself, in
a new field, and he has just been
awarded a medal for the study of
Bible history. The Times does not
. enter into particulars, and we are
not advised as to the conditions un
der which the medal was contested
(for. At any rate, we are heartily
glad that Jerry won the prize, and
bladder still that he tried for it
Too many young people nowadays
are actually ashamed even to be
found reading the Bible. They are
afraid that they will be laughed at
by the other boys and girls. They
do not know what the Bible is
even apart from the matter of its,
divine inspiration. They do not
know what it would mean to them,
from a purely wordly standpoint, to
fill their minds with its rich phrases,
with its deep wisdom, with the light
which it sheds upon man and his
ways. They .are even possessed
with the foolish idea that it is
hmart of them to be able to boast
their ignorance of this wonderful
Jerry Moore knows better. In
his study of the history of it he has
learned, we dare say, that from the
standpoint of style alone-we speak
of the King James version, of course
-it is the happiest blending of the
language of the street with the lan
guage of the study that has ever
t/een made, and that it has become
the model, the pattern, for all who
would use the English tongue effec
tively. He has learned that our
greatest writers and greatest speak
ers have been fairly saturated with
it. He has learned that it has
shaped the character and
the institutions of England and
America. He has learned that but
for it the greatest movements of
our history would never have
President Nicholas Murray But
ler, cf Columbia University, has
said that no man can haye a prop
er understanding ,of English litera
ture who lacks arr-acquain tanjce with
the Bible. We go further and say
that no man who is unfamiliar
with the Bible can underatand life
or set his hand with sureness to the
unravelling of its riddles. Rob
England of the Bible and she could
never have brought forth a Crom
well or Gladstone. Take the Bible
oatjof our history on this side of
the Atlantic and you will take out
also the names which we all revere
We have no idea that Jerry
Moore was seeking further fame
when he-took up the study of this
Book of books, and we suspect
that he will even be embarrassed
that his achievement should be her
alded abroad, but he has set an ex
ample which cannot be too highly
commended and which deserves to
be held up for emulation.-Char
leston News and Courier.
Clark's Hill News.
Mr. Editor: Clarks Hill isa busy
hustling town at this time. Clark's
Hill has shipped at least rive cars of
peaches, while Meriwether has ship
ped almost two, counting express
shipments of both places.
Farm work is behind on account
of the continued wet drouth. Crops
are poor for this time of year, corn
still to be planted on account of W6t
Mr. W. W. Stevens of Mayfield
Ga., a famous grower of the fa
mous Georgia Elbertas, as well as
a practical successful farmer has
been on a visit to Mr. W. S. Mid
dleton at Meriwether. They are
an appreciative interesting pair of
men, tho the Georgian says we
have the advantage, as "Mr. Mid
dleton moves mountains while
we in Georgia dnly read of it and
think it impossible. He says Mr.
Middleton will make twenty sar
loads of peaches, on lands six years
ago but gullies and briars. See
what brains and energy can do.
Mr. L. A. Nivens of Clemson also
was with Mr. W. S. Middleton
while Mr. Stevens was there. He is
making a special study of the peach
cultivation, both for practical and
theoretical reasons, and regards
Meriwether as an excellent field for
study of both. It is to be regret
ted that Clemson College will lose
Prof. Nivens who goes to Atlanta
to assume the editorship of a farm
and horticultural magazine.
Rev. B. H. Covington has been
spending the week with your scribe.
We turned him out in the woods
where chiggers got him and gave
him a good time. At night we
rested him on a corn cob mattress,
which he enjoyed hugely. We en
joyed his visit. He is a thoroughly
good Christian gentleman.
Mr. Edwin Calhoun and
his daughter Miss Sallie of Abbe
ville have been visiting their rela
tives at Clark's Hill and Meriweth
er. Mr. Calhoun belongs to the old
school of southern gentleman and
is an interesting rehearser of war
scenes and times.
Miss Christine and Master Chas.
Lee have been down from from
Asheville to visit Mrs. W. S. Mid
dleton. Master Robert Luke, join
ed them making a jolly trio.
Messrs. John MeKie and Hugh
Adams have returned from Clem
son and gone right to work in the
peach packing business.
Mr. D. A. Bell was in Meri
wether last Sunday with friends.
Mr. Tom Perrien of North Au
gusta has been visiting Mr. John
Middleton this week. He is a fine
Miss Nina King and Annie May
McKie have gone to Rock Hill to
attend the summer school, we ad
mire their ambition.
Miss Alma Wise of Augusta has
been on a visit to Mrs. E. L.
Mr. P. M. Markeri has been in
our vicinity for a day.
Mr. R. H. Middleton is using a
gasoline engine to plow, we hope it
will prove a success.
Our L. G. Bell is living on
peaches cream and honey. Why
should he not with plenty of peaches
fine Jersey cows and a dozen bee
hives. That ie enough for any old
Prof. Bradley and Mr. Morrow
of Clemson College are at Mr. W.
S. Middleton's studying peach cul
ture. His orchards are a thing of
Clemson Agriculture College and
the Farmers' Co-operative Demon
stration Work of the LT. S. Dept. of
Agriculture have combined their
field forces, and the Farmers' In
stitutes to be held this summer will
be under the auspiecs of these two
organizations. The special agent
of the Farmers' Co-operative De
monstration Work in each county
will have charge of the arrange
ments for institutute in his county.
It is desiraDle that as wide publici
ty as possible be given these meet
The Institute in Edgefield coun
ty will be held at Johnston (Harmo
ny School) on July, 27, 1912. The
enclosed is) a list of the speakers
and the subjects they will discuss at
the Institute to be held in your
J M Burgess, Live stock.
J M Napier, Farm crops.
A F Conradi, Insect pests.
-Earle, Fertilizer laws.
W F Burleigh, Tick eradication.
Fred Taylor, Handling long sta
W II Barton, Cover crops and
J N Harper, Forage crops.
Ai.angements will be made to
hold other Institutes in your coun
ty on the same day if they are de
W. L. English,
State Agt. <fc Supt. Ext.
An Interesting Letter From
Uncle Iv Morgan.
Dear Old Advertiser:- The first
paper I ever read or remember
reading was The Advertiser, and
that was sixty years ago, and I was
too young then to know what Ad
Those were the days of regiment
al musters and fist tights, an i there
comes to my mind now an incident
at Red Hill when the Colonel, Ben
Strom, had a desire to give one of
the privates, George Broadwater, a
pounding, but it was stopped by
the friends of both parties interfer
ing, and I a little fool didn't like
it. 1 wanted to see two big grown
men fight. Older heads didn't, and
But times have changed and in
stead of a broken nose or a black
eye 'tis a bullet hole. Yes, sir, the
men of to-day are not ? what they
were sixty years ago. Very few are
willing or man enough to pull off
their coats and hats and say, "here
I ara walk in and I will give yo t
the best in my shop." No sir, tis
pistols first, last and all the time,
and I don't like it. I got enough of
the things duiing the war, and
haven't owned one since 187G, and
have had no ne^d for one. But say
some, "what are you going to do if
some fellow pulls |a pistol on you,
and you unarmed." Just bare your
breast and tell him to crack away
if he is so cowardly. But enough. I
could fill every page of your paper
with evils of to-day, and I despise
every one OL those evils. Not the
men, Oh, no! I am sorry for any
man or woman who is lead off by
the evil spirit.
I have just read your issue of this
week and find a 1 jtter from W. J.
Rochelle, of Texas, better kn^wn
to those of us who used to be with
him in our school boy days as Pin
dar. His father gave him the nick
name and of course we boys just
thought it a fine name, but let me
say if you please that Pindar and I
were classmates in school and chums
and if we ever had i cross word he
and I have no recollection of it.
While he was amona us on his
visit this year we spent a day on
the river fishing, and he just caught
fish it seemed without any trouble,
and as we fished we talked of our
boyhood days, aod it was indeed a
day of real pleasure to me.
Have we any prospects for a crop
in this section? Well, yes, taking
into consideration the late and wet
spring which of necessity made
planting late I don't think we need
to get too blue. Cotton is beginning
to grow some where it has been
worked up. Corn, all or most of it
late in planting, is beginning to
show up very well especially that
which is up and had a working, and
some are still planting corn. Rain
had been needed badly up to yester
day when there came a fine season
and to-day while the land in the
cultivated crops is too wet to plow,
those who had oats are now plant
ing or sowing peas. Are we putting
any iertilizers where peas are being
planted to cultivate? Yes sir, we
want to make our peas to sow next
year D. V. - c
Well, Mr. Editor lam taking but
little stock in politics this year, but
if spared expect to go to the polls
and vote too, and scratch eVery
name that I know or have good
reason to believe of those who aro
di nking men or profane swearers.
I can't conscientiously do it. I ara
tired of the wicked being in power
and don't propose to help put them
there by my vote.
Did you ask me what I though t
of Blease. Well my opinion of him
as a governor or man is too poor to
put in a paper especially The Ad
What am I doing with myself
these days? Well, when I am not
shaking with a chill or burning
with a fever, I try to help a little
in the fielu, and go to the fish bas
kets. Julian did you ever have a
chill? If not 1 hope you never will.
They are tough customers when
they don't visit you only every
other day, but when it comes to a
visit every day tough is no word to
explain. It is wosser nor woss as the
old woman's explanation of bad
things. I am writing full of quinine
to close the door against a visit to
day having had a call yesterday and
the day before and if your paper
doesn't catch malaria fi iiiirjj^iiiiii^
this (and that is leYt to you)it jen it
19 immune from the headache, burn
ing and freezing all at the same
time. Old Uncle Iv.
WANTED-Several health and
accident insurance agents to sell in
surance for a reliable company.
References required. Address,
Plum Branch. S. C.
Fresh ship ment of Russell's can
dies by express.
Have your windows and doors
fitted with wire screens and doors
for the summer. We have all sizes.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
A large shipment of dynamite
Stewart & Kernaghan.
FOR SALE-Thoroughbred pup
pies-both setters and pointers.
R. G. Shannonhouse.
Come to us for paints of all kinds
for both inside and outside work.
Come to us for onion sets, and
Landreth's celebrated garden seeds
of ?ill kinds. They never fail to
Keep out tho disease-spreading
mosquitoes and Hies by getting your
windows and doors with wire
screens. It will not cost you mach.
Get our prices.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Public Pasture: I solicit your
stock for pasturing in my large
pasture on Horn's creek. Enclosed
with woven wire. Rates reasonable.
W. E. Ouzts.
Edgefield, S. C.
Brighten the interior of your
home by using Alabastine on your
Look at our buggies and ?harneas
before buying,! we will save you
Wilson & Cantelou.
FOR SALE: 5 full blood collie
pups, and 4 full blood Essex Pigs.
L. R. Brimson,
Cleora, S. C.
Fresh shipment of Ferry's garden
seed just received at
Large stock of wagon and buggy
harness, also parts of harness. See
our saddles, bridles and blankets
Ramsey & Jones.
J want the address of so
believes that he is wortnle
ily; who believes that th<
along just as as well withoi
who believes that his land?
vestments will produce as :
for his widow as they do f
believes that his creditors
widow to just rock along l
ry, as she can have her o'
settling ; who believes th
bors will step in and pu
along for his widow, quit
C. M. Mel
D. Sam Cox, Main
DEAR SIR:-I was born
be the cost of a policy best
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gie Mills, Engines, Boilers,'
Supplies and repairs, Porta
qle , Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files, Belts
and Pipes.' WOOD SAWS
Gins and Press Repairs.
. *" AU(i?ST4, GA. .
Money to Loan.
With real estate y security,
for long time. Easy terms.
ARTHUR S. TOMPKINS
KEEP IN PERFECT HEALTH.
Ibu owe it to yourself, your family and
your work to keep in the best possible con
dition. If you have strong, ready muscles
.--rich, heathy blood and a clear brain, you
can do more and better work and really
live, and enjoy living and be a blessing to
those you love.
Much of the eternal grouch and many
of the aches and pains you see every day
Ere caused directly by a lazy, torpid, over
worked liver, and all of that may be abso
lutely cured by R. L. T. (Richardson's
Laxative Tonic). One fifty-cent or dollar
bottle of this magnificent tonic will prove
to you that it is the finest laxative and the
quickest strength building tonic ever of
fered sick, suffering humanity. Get a bot
tle from your druggist today, and keep it
always in ttie family medicine ehest ready
to put the Liver right in one night or cure
malaria, constipation, or bilious fevers in
the shortest possible time. If not on sale
in your town, write R, L. T. Go., Ander
son, S. 0.
A Perice! Tonie
THE BEST LIVER MEDICINE
50c & $1.00 per Bottle All Drag Stores.
You Pay For
It's Patent Plaster
It's Gasoline Oil
It's Kerosene Oil
It's Machine Oil
It's Auto Oil
It's Motor Oil
It's C. S. Hulls
K's C. S. Meal
AND THEN I WILL EXPECT TO BUY
YOUR COTTON SEED. ALSO HAVE
?THE ARTICLES FOR YOU AS EVER.
E. S. JOHNSON.
me man who
ss to his fam
tj would get
at as with him;
5 or other in
or him ; who
will tell his
Ind not wor
Wn time about
at his neigh
sh his affairs
e. as well as
they have bee
this man is ph
present of a y
of ONE TI
tho' he really
pathize with h
[f the reade
case he is loo'
Edgefield, S. C., or
iger of Agents,
on the-day of
adapted to my age?
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH
The teachers' scholarships in the
University of South Ca roi ina, worth
?100 in money and exemption from
fees, offer a fine chance for the
young men of this county. See the
advertisement on another page of
Teaching is one of the best ca
reers open to the strong young men
'of the State, as high schools are
multiplying upon every hand, call
ing for trained men at fair salaries,
and with prospects of large useful
The University of South Carolina
is now under-a full head of steam.
Efficiency has marked the past ses
sion to a remarkable degree. 443
students were present. A new au
ditorium is now building, which
will be of great advantage- The
separate Y. M. C. A. building, with
a permanent secretary giving his
whole energy to the moral and re
ligious life of the students, is a fact
of prime importance. The spacious
gymnasium with good baths, the
modern infirmary with a trained
nurse in attendance, are splendid
means of insuring the health of the
The outreach of the University
in many forms of public service is
gripping the people of the whole
I State. Close attention is given to
the individual student.
The growth of the Law School
has been signal.
Columbia offers many advantages
for struggling young men to sup
port themselves while they are
studying in the University. Xo
matter how poor a boy may be, he
he can get a full college education
at the University.
There is a Business Course with
All in all, the progress of the
University during recent years as
regards attendance, efficiency, and
the spirit of public service is in
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON.
128th Year Begins September 27.
Entrance examinations at all the
county seats on Friday, July 5, at
9 a. m.
It offers courses in Ancient and
Modem languages, Mathematics
History, Political Science, Debat
ing, Chemistry, Physics, Biology,
Courses for B. A., B. S., and B. ;
S. degree with Engineering.
A free tuition scholarship to each '
county of South Carolina. Vacant
Boyce scholarships, giving ?100 a
year and free tuition, open to com
petitive examination in September.
Expenses reasonable. Terras and
catalogue*on application. Write to
HARRISON RANDOLPH, President,
Charleston, S. C.
Ladies' writing desks in mahoga
ny, birdseye maple, weathered oak
in mission effect. Open and roller
top office desks and office chairs.
Ramsey & Jones.
I will stand my pedigreed jack at
my home for the spring season.
Weight 1,145 pounds. Julian R.
Strother. Fee Silk
Georgia Cane Syrup, fresh from
the South Georgia farms, at
n handled heretofore. If
ysically able to pass a med
lon, I will make him a
ear's premium on a policy
isn't worth it, but I sym
r dosen't fill the above de
r be he values his existence
and would like to leave
take his place. In that
king for the|STATE LIFE
Make your porches comfortablej
during the summer by using th
eelebrated Vudor Porch Shades.!
We carry a large supply.
Back of your lens should
be Ansco Film. It takes a
quicker, clearer impression,
, makes a finer negative
and more artistic pictures.
Have you seen the super
ior Ansco Cameras that
open horizontally-the way
you want to take nine
tenths of your pictures?
All sizes and all prices here.
,'GEO. F. MIMS, Edgefie Id, S. C
I Mr. A. T. S/KTH,
'< will do yrur fnifhing
We have more wagons than
care to carry into next season, boj
Webber and Columbus. For
next sixty days we will make
Adams Warehouse Co.
A beautiful lot of 75c lace cu]
tains for 4Dc.
J. W. Peak.
Notice-Automobile rain prc
dusters $5. Also gloves, caps
full line. Write F. G. MERTIJ
The best assortmentand fit
men's and Boys' shirts. Can