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How He "Went to M
Uncle Toro Barker was much of a
man. He ba<3 been wild and reckless,
and feared no i God nor ! regard man,
but ono day lat) a camp-meeting, while
Bishop Gaston was shaking up the
sinners and scorching them over tho
infernal pit, Tom got alacmcd, and be
fore thc meeting was over he professed
religion and became a zealous, out
spoken convert, i nd declared his in
tention of going l'orth into tho world
and preaching tho gospel. He was
terribly in earnest, for he said he had
lost a power of time and must make it
up. Tom was a rough talker, >but he
was a good one, and knew right smart
of "eoripter," and a good many of the
old fashioned hymns by heart. The
conference thought ho was al pretty
good fellow to send out into the bor
der country among the settlers? and so
Tom straddled his old flea-bitten gray,
and in due time was circuit riding in
north Mississippi. In course of time
Tom acquired notoriety, and from his
strong language and stronger gestures,
and his muscular eloquence, they
called him "Old Sledge Hammer,"
and after while, "Old Sledge^' for
short. Away down in one corner of
of his territory there was a blacksmith
shop and a wagon shop and a whiskey
shop and a post?nico at Bill Jones'
cross-ronds; and Bill kept all of them,
and was known far and wide as "Devil
Bill Jones," Bo as to distinguish him'
from Squire Biii, the magistrate.
Devil Bill had sworo that no preacher
should ever toot a horn or sing a
hymn in thc settlement, and if any of
the cussed hypocrites ever dared to
stop at thc crossroads, he'd make him
dance a hornpipe and sing a hymn,
and whip him besides. And Bill
Jones meant just what he said, for he
had a mortal hate tot the-mea' of God.
It was reasonably supposed that Bili
could and would do what he said, for
his trade at the anvil had made him
strong, and everybody kc v that he
had as <muoh brute courage as was
necessary. And so Uncle Tom was
adviseuTto take roundance and never
tackle the- cross roads'. . He accepted
this for a time, and left the people to
the bad influence of Devil Bill; but it
deemed'to him he was not doing the
Lord's will and whenever he thought
of the women and ohildren living in
darkness andgrowing up in infidelity,
he woul J groan in spirit and exclaim,
"What a pity! what a pity!". One
sighs hs prayed over it with great
earnestness, and vowed to do the
Lord's will if the Lord would give him
light, abd it seemed to him as he rose
fram his knees t?aV there waa no
longer any doubt-he muafc go. Unoift
Tom never dallied -about anything
when his mind was made up. He
went right at it like- killing snakes;,
and so next morning as a neighbor
passed on his way to Bill Jones's shop,
Undo Tom said: '
"My friend, ?111 ??U please carry a
message to Bill Jones for me? Do
you tell him tbat if tho Lord1 ?B willin',
I Will be at the crossroads to preach
next Saturday at IX o'clook, and I am ,
shore the Lord ia willin.' Tell him to
please norato it in the settlement
about and about, and ax the women
and* ohildren to come. Tell Bill Jones
I will stay at his house, God willin',
and I'm shore he's w?lHn;r nnd VU
presch Sunday, too, 'ii' thinge git along
Whon.Biil Jones got the message
he Was amazed, astounded, and his in:
digestion know rip bounds. He raved
and cursed at th? * 'onsul t, ' '?ias he
called it--tho "onsultbg message of
"Old Sledge," and he swore that he
Would hunt him up. and whip him for
ho knowed that he wouldn't- daro to
come to ibf crossroads. But tho
neighbors whispered it Wound that
"014 Sledge" would ,oome, for he wis
hover known te make an appointment
break it, and thero was an old
orse thief who used to rim m th Mur?
's gang, who said he ?aed to know
Tom Barker when ho was;* sinner an?.
had seen him fighf- and he was much
of a mah. So i% spread like wild aro
that "Old fledge!' ?Was coming, an4 |
BevilBill was gwien to whip him and
make him dance and si ng a hi me and
tre&t to a gallon of poach jbraody be
sides; Devil Bill had hits enemies^
course, for he was a hard man, and
W?^ oy anotnor had goaled np all
tho surplus of the neighborhood
id fc*dgiven; nothing in. eschsngo
it whiskey, and these ehemie??'had
fes : h?St^uitn. i'aey. t?^,\??r?a?atdi.1
tho ^tound?ng - news^ and, without
?qmuiittiog tbomselve* to either, party,
-ia? fha? h-H Would break loose on
**?|d Sledge^' br the devil would have
to go under. On Fr?d?? tha^ |
begin;. ;;tc:;"<?rop' into the droBs-rnads '
Lee ting and Was Con
ed aud cussed more furiously than
usual, and swore that anybody who
would come ezpeotiog to see "Old
Sledge" to-morrow was an infernal
fool, for he wasn't coming. He laid
bare his strong arms and shook hie
long hsir, and said he wished the
lying, deceiving hypocrite would
come, for it had been nigh on to four
teen yours since ho had made a preach
Saturday morning by 9 o'clock the
settlors began to gather. They came
on foot and on horseback, and in carts
-men, women and children, and be
fore ll o'olook there voromoro people
at the cross-roads than had ever been
there before. Bill Jones was mad at
their credulity, but he had an eye, to
business, and kept behind his counter
and sold more whiskey in an hour than
he had sold in a month. AB the ap
pointed hour drew near the Bettlers
began to look down the long, straight
road that "Old Sledge" would come,
if he came at all, and overy man whose
head came in sight just over the rise
of the distant bill was closely scruti
nized. More than oi?e they said,
"Yonder he comes-that's him shore."
But no, it wasn't him. Some half a
dozen had old bull's eye silver watches,
and they compared timo; and just at
10:55 o'clock the old horse thief ex
claimed: "I seo Tom Barker a risin'
of tho hill. Ishnin't seed him for
eleven years, but gintlemen, that ar'
him, or I'm a liar."
And it was him. As he got nearer
and nearer, a voice seemed to bo com
ing with him, and some said, "Ho's
talkie' to himself," another said,
"He's atalkin'. to God Almighty,"
and another said, "I'll be durned if he
ain't a praying," but very soon it was
decided that he was v"6?Dgin' of a
hi m e." Bill Jones was soon advised
of anthia, and, ooming up to the
frondRaid: "Darned if he ain't sing
ing before^ I axed him, but I'll make
him.sing another tuno till he is tired.
I'll pay him for his oosulting me?sage.
I'm not a-gwine to kill him, boys. I'll
leave lifo in his rotten old carcass,
but that's all. If any of y ou' n want
to hear "Old Sledge" preach you'll
have to go ten miles from the roads to
Slowly end solemnly tho pre nab er
esme. ??As ho drew near he narrow
ed dow* his tune and looked kindly
upon the crowd. He was a massive
man in frame, and had a heavy suit of
dark brown hair; but his face .was
olean shaved, and showed a nose and
lips.and chin of firmness?md great
determination. "Look at him, boys,
and mind, your eye," said the horse
"Where will I find roy friend, Bill
Jones?" inquired "Old Sledge." Ail
round.they pointed him to the man;
Riding up close, he saidi "Sly friend
and brother, the good ' Lord ha* seat
me to you, and I ask your hospitality
for myself and my beast," and , he
slowly dismounted and faced his foe
as though expect!ug a kind reply. The
crisis had come and Bill Jones met it.
"You infernal^ old . hypoprite; you
cussed old shaved-faced scoundrel;
didn't you know that I had swored an
??th that I would make you sing and
danoo, and whip you besides, if you
ever dared to pizen these cross-roads
with your shoe traoks? . Now. sing
d-n you, sing, and dance as you
'sieg," and ho emphasized his com
mand with a ringing 'slap with hie
open hand upon the parson's face.
"Old Sledge" recoiled with pain and
surprise. Recovering in a moment}
ho said: "Well, brother Jones, I did
not expeot so warm a welcome, but if
this be your cross-roads manners I
suppose I must sing," and as Devil Bill
gave him another slap on his other
jaw ho began with:
T.'J "^y soul, be.on thy guard."
Andwr ith his long arm suddenly and
SRiftly^gavo Devil Bill anopec hander
that nearly knocked him off his feet,
wbilst tho parson continued to eiDg in
lendid tenor voice: "
"Ten thousand foes arise.' '
?er was a Hon more aroused to
??. fen- ww Bill JpnoB. With
his > powerful arm ho ma$e;at t ''Old
"Sl? j^'V ?8 it to ac sibilate him with
ono blow, and many Horrid oaths, but
the parson fonded ?fi the stroke as
easily as a practiced boxer, and with
his left hand dealt. Billa sett?er oh
Iii* peepers as be continued to sing-*
"?b, w?toh, and fight, sbdprsyy
But ^if one*' was plucky to desper
ation, *n?Mh? settlers w$re watching
wUkbated breath'. The crisis was sV
h??id, and he eqaared himself, end hi*
olenohed fist$ flew thick and fast opon
the parscVs frame j and for a while
disturbed ^bfaj equilibrium and his
s >ng. ;But^ he rallied quickly and
bsjsanihe offeasivcy as he saog:
. "Ne'er think tbe victory'WO?.
Nor lay iMoo ermor ?own-,r
tho wall cf his shop, and seized him
by the throat, and mauled him as he
'.Fight on my soul, till death-"
Well, the long and the short of it
waa, that "Old Sledgo" whipped him
and humbled him to the ground and
tuen lifted him up and helped to re
store him, and begged a thousand
pardons. When Devil Bill had re
tired to his house and was being cared
for by his wife, "Old-Sledge" mount
ed a box in front of the grocery and
I preached righteousness, and temper
j ance and judgment to come, to thc
He dosed his solemn disuourso with
a brief history of his own sinful life
before his conversion and his humbie
work for tho Lord ever tinco, and he
besought his hearers to stop and think,
"Stop, poor sinner, stop and think,'
he cried in alarming tones.
There were a few men and man]
women in that orowd whoso eyes, lonj
j unused to the melting mood, droppet
tears of repentance at tho preaoher'i
kind and tender exhortation. Bil
Jones's wife, poor woman, had crop
humbly into the outskirts of tin
orowd, for she had long treasured th<
memories of her childhood, when sh<
too, had gone with her good mother t<
hear preaching. In secret she hat
pined and lamented her husband's
hatred for religion and for preachers
After sho Bad washed the blood fror
his. swollen face and dressed hi
wounds she asked him if she migh
go down and hear the preacher. Fo
a minute he was silent and seemed t
bo dumb with amazement. He ha
never been whipped before and lia
suddenly lost confidence in himscl
Nand his infidelity. "Go 'long Sally,'
ho answered, "If ho can talk like h
c?n fight and sing, may bc tho Lor
did send him. It's all mighty strang
to rae," and he groaned in anguish
H?B animosity seemed to have change
into an anxious, wondering ouriosit
and, after Sally had gone, bc left hi
bcd and drew near to the windo
where he could hear something- fo
"Old Sledge" made an earnest, sou
reaching prayer, and his plcadic
with the Lord for Bill Jones's salvi
lion and that of his wife and otfildre
reaohed the window where Bill wt
sitting, and ho heard it. His wife n
turned in tears and took a seat besid
him, and sobbed her heart'? distres:
but said nothing. Bill bore it f<
awhile in thoughtful B.lenee, and the
putting his bruised and. tremblir
hand in hers, said: "Sally, if tl
Lord oe nt "Old Sledge" here, an
may be he did-I reckon you'had be
ter look after his horse." And sut
enough "Old Sledge" stayed tho
that hight and held family prayer an
the next day he preached from tl
piazza to a gfest multitude, and sat
his favorite hymn:
"Am I a soldier of the cross?"
And when he got to the third yen
his untutored, but musical voi<
scssssd to Sro Vv.is? a little higher i
"Sure I must fight if I would reigi
increase my courage, Lord."
Devil Bill was converted and b
oatne a ohanged man. He joined tl
church, and olosed his grpoery ar
helped to build a meetisg house, ai
it. was always said and believed th
"O?d Sledge" mauled the grace in
bio unbelieving soul, and it nev
would have got in any other way.
v Bill Arp.
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Please read tho following extract from the address of Prof. H. W. Wiley,
Chief of the Bureau of Chemistry, Washington, D. C., delivered at the St.
Louis Exposition September 28,1904 :
"Now, statistics give us some interesting facts regarding agricultural re
sults in different parts of our country. I don't want to say any thiug to offend
our Southern friends, but the; must acknowledge that the soils which have
long been under cultivation- like those of North and South Carolina for in
stance-have been reduced to a low statt of fertility, and, therefore, in order
to produce a crop, they require more fertilizer materials than SO?B North. By
way of comparison, for instance, of the soils of Illinois and the soils of Geor
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and if you could transport the State of Illinois into Georgia, taking eighteen
inches of its surface, you would be growing larger and better crops in Geor
gia without a pound of fertilizer than you ara now in that State with thor
abundant use. But the time will come when the soil fertility of Illinois will
be diminished to such an extent that it will not produce such large crops.
Scientifically agriculture demands a knowledge on the part of the farmer of
the plant foods in the soil, and where there is a lack of fertility, that it may
be restored ss near as possible to the conditions in which the soil was found
in its original state. And any Bystem of agriculture which does not preserve
tho fertility of the soil and increase it when low is not a scientific system of
agriculture. In the great wheat fields of North France at the present time
they have an average yield of twenty-seven bushels of wheat per acre,
whereas fifty years ago they had only seventeen. The average yield of wheat
in England is over thirty-three bushels per acre, and that yield is secured by
heavy fertilization and by scientific rotation of crops and cultivation ; and
if the English farmer should allow his soil to become so reduced in fertility
as to grow only thirteen hui heia per acre, which is the average yearly produc
tion of (his country, he would become bankrupt. What I have said about
wheat ia true of all other crops. We do not need more acres of wheat. Wo
want to raise our thirteen bushels per acre to twenty-seven, or eveu more than
that. These gentlemen who are here from the experiment stations know that
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periment Etation in Maryland, on land which a few years ago would not pro
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forty bushels per acre every year on that worn-out soil, which shows what a
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return to the farmer. We haven't much more laud c v area to give to luellan
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cess of inigatiou, are recovered, and therefore the avenue for American ag
riculture is to be found in increasing the yield and not in extending the area
of the crop. So by the collaboration of the agricultural chemists a rd the
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in the next fifty years, to increase the yield of our staple crops to _;: least
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der cultivation. To this end lot us all work heartily together.' ?1
You will find the following analyses sent us by Clemson Agricultural
College, made from samples of the goods we are now shipping, interesting,
which it frill pay you to read carefully :
Clemson Agricultural College, (Department of Fertilizers,)
Clemson College, 8. C., Feb. 22,1905.
To Anderson Phos. & Oil Co., Anderson, S. C.
Your attention ia called to the following copy of Fertilizer Analysis in
which you are interested :
Fertilizer Sample No. 119. Analysis No. 6843. Drawn st Darlington.
Of Anderson H. G. Phosphate.
\ . . P. C
Soluble Phosphoric Acid.11.19
Available ? ".
Insoluble " ".
Total " " ..................14.88
Relative Commercial Valuation per Ton of 2,000 pounds.......12.13
Analysis Guaranteed on Sacks : Available Phosphoric Acid 13.00 P. C.
Fertilizer Sample No. 114. Analysis Number 6339. Drawn at Belton.
Of XX Potash Bone.
Soluble Phosphoric Acid. 8.59
Reverted .. .,. 3.53
Available " ".12.12
Insoluble. ?. ". 1.31
Total ? " ".'......13.43
Potash Soluble in Water.. 2.06
Relative Commercial Valuation per ton of 2)000 pounds..12 47
Analysis guaranteed on Sacks: Available Phosphoric Acid 10.00; Potash
2.00 P.O. Respectfully submitted, '
M. B HARDIN, Chief Chemist.
R. W. SIMPSON, Pres. Bd. Tr?a.
Per 1?. M. STACKHOD8E, Seo. Fert. Dept.
As soon as we receive from Clemson College analyses on Ammoniated
g)ods we will publish same. In the meantime we publish analysis just made
om goods that we aro now shipping, of our 8.65 2-2 Fertilizers. ' t
Yon will make no mistake m buying our goods.
Laboratory of Francis L. Parker, Jr., Ph. D, Analytical and Consulting
Chemist, College of Charleston,
Charleston, S. C, Feb. 18,1905.
Certificate of Analysis.
is No, 1462. /
r Anderson Phosphate & Oil Co.
Material marked 8.65--2-2. Formula No. 14, 2-15-05. Received Feb.
17,1005. ; ,
Basis as received. P. C
Moisture. ?..?>??......... ..-........?.?.>...........k-. ?..<..?.*? 8.73
Available Phosphoric Acid.?. ..9 62
Insoluble Phosphoric Aoid..'. .v..... 3*54
Total PntSphunu Acid. ?..... .13 16
Equivalent to Ammonia..............................*?.?.. 2.12
Respectfully submitted, FRANCIS JL. PA II KER, Jr.
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