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By REV. L. W. GOSNELL
Assistant Dean, Moody Bible
TEXT-And he said, Jesus, remembei
me when thou comest In thy kingdom
And he said unto him. Verily I say unte
thee, today shalt thou be with me lr |
Paradise.-Luke 23:42-43 R. V.
The highway robbers of Christ's day
were often popular heroes, Jewish Rob
Roys, full of zeal
"I to deliver theil
people from th?
Roman yoke. The
two crucified with
Christ may have
of Barabbas. On*)
of them cries, "Iii
thou be the
and us;" he was
of the Jewish
hopes for deliver
ance. But the
other, who seems
himself to have
reviled Christ Just a little before, turns
to rebuke bis companion and shows
that a change has been wrought In him
which continues to be an astonishment
to all who read of it.
i The malefactor wps an unlikely
person to b? converted. The disciples
had forsaken Christ and fled but this
sinful man joins himself to him. He
was the first of a long line of trophies
from among the foes of Christ. The
chief persecutor of the early church
became Its chief apostle, and the pow
er of the cross over Christ's enemies
abides. Elijah P. Brown, for many
years editor of a well-known religious
weekly, was once a leader of Infidel
clubs, yet God brought him to Christ
under a simple plea from D. L. Moody.
We should count no man hopeless but
should covet Christ's enemies for his,
Unlikely Place for Conversion.
A cross was an unlikely place for
conversion. The cross has been glori
fied in our eyes, but we are not to for
get that lt looked no more attractive
to those who first saw lt than a gal
lows looks to us. John Wesley de
clares that at one period he would
have thought it a sin to seek to save
souls outside a church building, but
he was driven to the fields to preach
and learned that any place can become
holy ground. Samuel Hadley started
heavenward from the back room of a
. The dying hour was an unlikely
period for conversion. This story for
ever rebukes the idea that acceptance
with God depends upon a round of
sacraments or good works, for he had
time for neither. This lesson still
needs to be learned. Wesley was for
many years a professing Christian,
and even an ordained minister, before
he learned it. He tells how he was
thrilled In first preaching salvation, by
faith alone, to a condemned prisoner
and his joy when he heard the man
say : "I am now ready to die. I know
he has taken away my sins and there
ls no more condemnation for me."
There are several Interesting points
connected with the thief's conversion.
It began with the fear of God. He
asks his companion, "Dost not thou
fear God seeing thou art In the same
condemnation V" His heart hud been
solemnized by the darkness which
spread over the land and by all the
scenes of the crucifixion. "Nobody
fears God any more"-so we are told
today. And Indeed this frivolous, self
satisfied age is not marked by the fear
of the Lord. It may require the hor
rors of an awful war to bring us to
seriousness nnd a sense of the majesty
of God. Alas, for the fact that some
time even God's judgments fail In this
matter, just as one of the robbers was
unmoved by all he had witnessed !
It was accompanied by frank confes
sion of his sin. "We receive the due
reward of our deeds." How refresh
ing when visiting in prisons, to find
ore who acknowledges his guilt and
expresses contrition ; there ls hope for
such a man.
But we would speak especially of
the remarkable faith of this man. He j
prays, "Jesus, remember me when
thou comest in thy kingdom." To the
multitude, and even to the disciples,
the Inscription declaring Jesus to be
king of the Jews must have seemed
8 mockery indeed. The life of Jesus
appeared a complete failure and his
claims exploded. Yet, in that hour. t
there was begotten in the heart of this ,
rough fellow a faith that saw the king
dom even beyond the cross. It was
a faith akin to that by which Abraham i
wits justified, of whom it is said he be- :
lleved God "who quickened the dead ,
and calleth those things which be not |
as though they were." j
Somehow, men are prone to abuse
Goa's ?rifts. We presume upon such
uercy as it ls set forth in this story
anl turn the grace of God into lascivi
ousness. Men argue that because the
dying thief was saved, they too may
be saved when dying, and so they put
off repentance for their deathbeds.
But how Knowest thou, O man, that
such an opportunity will be thine?
Even if time be given at the last, the
heart may be adamant and repentance
an impossibility. "True repentance is
never too late; late repentance is sel
J HORSES' SHOULDERS |
j? Do not use sweat pads. ?
* Keep collars clean of dandruff He
j*, and dirt, especially if soreness ?
* develops. *
if Sponge the shoulders of work ??
j? horses with cold water at night *
* after work. If they are sweaty *
^ at noon, sponge at noon also. J
Care should be taken in fit- *
J ting collurs on work horses. *
* Many collars are too big or too *
$ loose. If the withers are fat *
+ or especially full, the fitting of *
J collars will need extra care. J
GROW SORGHUMS FOR FORAGE
More General Use of Crop Hindered
by Lack of Knowledge-Nearly
as Valuable as Corn.
Sorghum as a farm crop has been
generally underestimated. Corn is fre
quently grown and used under condi
tions wherein sorghum would be a
much more valuable crop. The de
partment of farm crops of the Missouri
College of Agriculture is of the opinion
that a more general use of sorghum is
hindered by a lack of Information con
cerning the crop, by the fact that un
der certain very exceptional conditions
sorghum becomes poisonous to stock,
and by the opinion that the crop is
hard on land. The last two hindrances
are by no means serious.
Aside from its special use for sirup,
sorghum owes Its value as a general
farm crop to #?ree outstanding charac
teristics of the plant. In the first
place, the sorghum plant, pound for j
pound, is nearly as valuable for feed
ing as corn. Again, under conditions
favorable for the growth of corn, sor
ghum will outyleld corn as forage (In
cluding ensilage) and will compare
favorably with corn in yield of grain.
Finally the ability of sorghum to with
stand adverse conditions, especially
drought, makes the crop an extremely
reliable one for the production of feed.
Since the greatest use of sorghum
Is for feed, Its value must be reckoned
In Its ability to produce feed. The va
rieties of sorghum are divided into two
groups, sweet or saccharine and grain
or nonsaccharine. The sweet sorghums
are grown for forage, pasturage, silage,
and as soiling-crops while the grain
sorghums are grown chiefly for grain.
PLAN TO ERADICATE SORREL
Weed Can Be Destroyed by Rotation
of Crops-Corn or Other Inter?
tilled Crops Useful.
(From the United States Department of
Sorrel can easily be destroyed by a
short rotation of crops. If possible,
the rotation should be arranged so
that the soil will be cultivated at a
different season each year. Corn or
other intertilled crops ar? especially
useful for killing sorrel if planted In
checlcrows and cultivated with a spike
Either buckwheat or common millet,
sown in June, allows spring and early
summer cultivation and produces a
dense shade during the later months
of the year. Grain fields should be
harrowed immediately after harvest
and again at intervals during the rest
of the season so that sorrel will not
go to seed In the stubble.
TREATMENT OF GARDEN SEED
Disinfection by Use of Solution of
Corrosive Sublimate and Water
Celery seed may be disinfected by
the use of a solution of one part cor
rosive sublimate In 1,000 parts of water.
The seed should be soaked one-half
hour nnd otherwise treated the same
as the cabbage.
One point to be remembered Is that
the treatment of seed does not elimi
nate the disease from infected soil,
manure or from machinery which has
been used in tillage.
TO STORE PERISHABLE FOODS
Every Farmer Should Have Cellar,
Storehouse or Refrigerator to
Save Surplus Crops.
farmers lose much every year be
cause their facilities for storing per
ishable foods are poor.
Every farm home should have n cel
lar, storehouse and refrigerator so the
surplus foods may be saved till such a
time ns they may be consumed.
The feet that producers have inade
quate facilities for saving perishable
products gives speculators advantages.
Of County Interdenominational
Sunday School Convention,
McKendree June 28-29.
First Day-First Session.
10:00 A. M.-Song service.
10:10 A. M.-Brief Bible Message and
Prayer, by Rev. M. M. Brabham.
10:20 A. M.-The Convention Key
word, "Service," by B. E. Nicholson.
10:40 A. M. -"An Organization for
Service," by Miss Milwee Davis, Ru
ral Superintendent of South Carolina
Sunday School Association.
11:10 A. M.-"Thoroughly Furnished
for Service," by R. D. Webb, General
Secretary of South Carolina Sunday
11:40 A. M.-Brief Reports of the
Year's Work," by George W. Scott,
County President; G. F. Long, County
Secretary-Treasurer; Mrs. ; Mamie N.
Tillman, Elementary Superintendent;
C. M. Mellichamp, Secondary Superin
tendent; J. T. Simmons, Arjult Superin
12:00 M.-Appointment pf commit
tees. Enrollment of delegates. Ad
I journment for dinner.
First Day-Second Session.
1:45 P. M.-Song and Prayer Service,
by Rev. H. B. White.
2:00 P. M.-Reports of District Pres
District No. 1.-Rev. M. L. Kester,
District No. 2 - J. M. Shaffer, Pres
District No. 3.-W. C. Prescott, Pres
2:20 P. M.-Securing Home Co-oper
ation, by Rev. W. S. Brooke.
2:50 P. M.-Program of Service for
the Adult Class, by Rev. A. L. Gunter
and R. D. Webb.
3:30 P. M. -The Elementary Program,
by Miss Milwee Davis.
4:00 P. M.-Adjournment.
Second Day-First Session.
10:00 A. M.-Song and Prayer Ser
j vice, by Rev. E. C. Bailey.
10:15 A. M.-Stopping the Sunday
School Leaks, by Rev. Joseph Gaines.
10:45 A. M.-The Needs of the Rural
School, by Miss Milwee Davis.
11:25 A. M.-Service for All and by
j All, conducted by R. D. Webb.
12:10 P. M.-Adjournment.
Second Day-Second Session.
1:45 P. M.-Song and Prayer Service,
by Rev. R. G. Shannonhouse.
2:00 P. M.-Reports of Nominating
2:10 P. M.-Work with the Juniors,
by Miss Milwee Davis.
2:35 P. M.-The Spiritual Goal of
the Sunday School, by Dr E. Pendleton
Jones. . _
3:05 P. M.-Time and Place of Next
3:10 P. M.-Questions and Answers,
3:30 P. M.-What Now? by R. D.
3:50 P. M.-Adjournment.
B. E. NICHOLSON,
G. W. SCOTT,
A. C. YONCE,
REV. M. L. KESTER,
J. M. SHAFFER,
G. F. LONG,
33?" Remember the time and place and
let every delegate and speaker be on
STOP THAT SUMMER COUGH
We have coughs and grippy feel
ings in warm weather because colds
are germ diseases. That's why we
should have Dr. King's New Dis
covery handy. It's antiseptic in
gredients fight the growth of germs
and loosen their hold. It's laxative
qualities expel these germs and
cleanse the system. You can feel
its pleasant balsams sooth the in
flammation, heal tissues strained by
coughing and promote rest and
sleep. Millions of bottles sold. 50c.
il.00 at your druggist. Used for
nearly 50 years. 3
GEO. F. MIMS
Eyes examined and g.asses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
How To Give Quinine To Children.
PEBRILINHIstbetrade-mnrk name elven to nn
improved Quinine. It is a Tasteless Syrup, pleas
ant to take and docs not disturb the stomach.
Children take it and never know it is Quinine.
Also especially adapted to adults who cannot
take ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate nor
cause nervousness nor ringing in the head. Try
it the next time you need Quinine for any pur
Wise. Ask for 2-ounce original package. The
teme F?BRiLINH is blown in bottle. 25 w-enU.
Bucklen's Arnica Salve
The Desi Salve In The World.
STRAINS, SPRAINS, STIFF JOINTS
You can almost feel Sloan's Lini
merit penetrate the sore spots, draw
inflammation from that wrenched
knee or ankle, and soothe yon
bruised aching muscles. Sloan's
Liniment is more quickly effective,
cleaner and easier to apply than
plasters or ointments. It neither
clotrs the pores nor stains the skin,
and needs no rubbing. Get a bottle
now for aches of rheumatism, neu
ralgia, lumbago as well as all exter
nal pains. At your druggist, 25c.
50c. and ?1.00. 3
Colds, LaGrippe, Rheumatism I
A pleasant but effective' cmr.i--:on,
which rebuilds the tissues, revi ves the
system, adds strength and stimulates
the nervous system. It im? no alco
hoi, and is in every sense 2 Ionic.
$1.00 PER BOTTLE
Ask Your Druggist.
Monufactured Solely By
THE FEKK0L CO.,
Columbia, S. C.
Effective Dec. 10th 1916.
Between Edgefield and Aiken.
Trains 109, 129, 107, 108, 130
and 106-No change.
Train 131 leave Edgefield 11:45
a. m., same as at present, time at
Pine Ridpe Camp 1:05 p. m., ar
rive Trenton 1:10 p. m., same as
Train No. Ill leave Trenton ll:
15 a. m., Baynham 11:30 a. m., Eu.
reka 11:40 a. m., Milledgeville ll:
50 a. m., Lakeview 11:55 a. m.,
Croft 12:20 p. m.. Pine Ridge Camp
12:35 p. m., arrive Aiken 12:45 p.
Train No. 132 leave Aiken 1:25
p. m.. same as at present. Arrive
Trenton 2:15 p. m.-No other chan
Train No. 110 leave Aiken 1:35
p. m., Pine Ridge Camp 1:39 p. m.,
Croft 1:50 p. m., Lakeview 1:57 p.
m., Milledgeville 2:10 p. m., Eure
ka 2:18 p. m., Baynham 2:26 p. m.,
Trenton 2:40 p. m., Park Hill 2:50
p. m. Arrive Edgefield 3:00 p. m.
Schedule figures are shown as in
formation and are not guaranteed.
Fred R, McMillin,
District Passenger Agent,
228 Eighth Street,
I take this mean9 of letting the
people know that I have re-opened
my pressing club, and will appre
ciate their patronage. I am better
prepared than ever to clean and
press all kinds of garments, both
for ladies and gentlemen. All work
guaranteed. Let me know when
you have work and I will send for
it and make pron.pt delivery.
Sheppard Building Down Stairs
To My Friends an 3 ibe
Although I have accepted tv?e
position as City Cai r^r, I have
no intention of disc-?ntinuing the
Insurance business. lour busi
ness will receive the same core
ful attention, and will be appre
Office Hours:-6:00 P. M. to
8:00 P, M.
J. T. HARLING
At The Farmers Bank.
Edgefield, S. C.
DR J.S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE
Residence 'Phone 17-R. Office 3.
S?NE ARISCA SALVF
is the appropriate designation of the
Mountains of Western North Carolina
. Located in the magnificent section of
lofty mountains, abounding in towering
peaks, beautiful rivers, smiling valleys
and charming wooded slopes, are hun
dreds of excellent places at which to
spend the summer, ranging from pre
tentious hotels with gay social life to
home-like boarding places; quiet re
treats and camps for roughing it.
Get Out in the Open
Goff, tennis, horse-back riding, mountain climb
ing, boating, bathing, motoring, driving, and all
other out-door recreations.
i Send the Soys to a Summer Camp
Excellent camps to take care of the growing boys
during vacation time. Academic instructions if de
sired. Out-door life and athletic instructions under
Many Wonderful Sights
In the "Land of the Sky" within a one-day trip
from any central resort.
To be found at Asheville, Hendersonville, Hot
Springs, Lake Junaluska, Waynesville, Brevard,
Saluda, Lake Toxaway,- Fiat Rock, Tryon, Black
Mountain, Ridgecrest and many other.
Southern Railway System
Write for illustrated literature, fares and schedules.
FRED R. McMILLIN,
Division Passenger Agt.
J. A. TOWNSEND, 228 Eighth St.,
Ticket Agt., Edgefield, S. C. Augusta, Ga.
Our Edgefield Friends
are invited to make our store their headquarters when
j when in Augusta.
On our first floor we carry a large stock of Cloth
ing, Hats and Furnishings for boys and men. We
buy from the largest manufacturers, therefore we
show the most stylish and the best of everything.
See our large assortment of LTnderwear, Shirts,
On our second floor we have our Ladies' Depart
ment, showing the latest in Tailored Suits, Evening
Dresses, Waists, Skirts, etc. We invite the Edge
field ladies to visit our store. A cordial welcome
will be extended them.
J. Willie Levy Company
F. E. GIBSON, President LANSING B. LEE, Sec. and Treas.
FARMERS, MERCHANTS, BUILDERS,
If you are going to build, remodel or repair,
we invite your inquiries.
COMPLETE HOUSE BflS^ SPSC?A?TYr
We manufacture and deal in doors, sash, blinds
stairs, interior trim, store fronts and fixtures,
pews, pulpits, etc., rough and dressed lumber,
lath, pine and cypress shingles, flooring, ceiling
Distributing agents for Flintkote roofing
Estimates cheerfully and carefully mane.
Woodard Lumber Co.
Corner Roberts and Dugas Streets,
Our Motto: SSS