PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF RELIGION, EDUCATION, LITERA7 URE AND GENERAL INTELLIGENCE.
Many young men have become
preachers with so little education
that they injured the good cause a
great deal more than they helped
it. I presume that some of them
supposed that the Holy Spirit
would give them much power* just
because they- were engaged in a
holy servrce.. But the Holy Spirit
does uot perform a miracle for the
sake of giving success to a young
man who will not &rst obtain e
nough education to enable him to
understand so much of the Bible as
to make him a safe instructor of
those to whom he tries to preach.
The young man who thinks that
<rOd ie going to reveal the truth to
fain? in a marvelous manner, and
without his studyifag hard to learn
the great truths of the Bible, has a
very wrong opinion of God, and is
ijtoo ignorant to speak intelligently
on any subject. An ignorant
.preacher may ta'k very freely a
bout the Bible and about the du
ties which men and women owe to
God and to one another, but he is
far more likely to lead his hearers
asiray than he is to lead them into
the truth and into true living. A
large number of churches have been
by pastors who did not know
that* they were too ignorant tc
to preach. The young min
~o~ bo ilTi n(fß' f Tßat it'ia hut nec
..ory for him to be well educated,
ought to i’ae forcibly told by some
wise man that it is not necessary
for him to preach auywhere The
voung feWow may say that God
has called 'him to preach, but com
mon sense says that th9-call came
from the inside of his skull, and
that it was a cracked voice which
made the noice. Those whom
God calls to preach are also called
by him to obtain a suitable educa
tion. It is such ones that the Holy
Spirit assists, and especially so
when they implore Him to guide
them in all of itfaeir Bible studies.
Hard study, with dependence
upon the Spirit to enlighten the
mind and presence it from error,
will do much to prepare the true
mm'ster to preach rightly.
C. H. Wetherbe,
The following handed us by
Postmaster Puett explains itself:
The E S Lummus referred to, en
iisted from Cumming;
To the Worthy Veterans of
Any man knowing E S Lummus,
in the Civil War, and will send
me a Sworn Affidavit that he
(Lummus) did not desert and was
with the war at the close, I will
highly appreciate it, and will pay
well for the information. Address
all communications to Mrs S B
Weaver, 321 Ave C., Miami, Fla.
The question of pure food is of
less interest to a million people
than the question of, some food.
When a man’s popularity begins
to wane, his neighbors usually get
busy and assist.
®je Jtartl) #£of§kfL
Gainesville Route I.
Buddie was enjoying eating new
syrup and new corn bread so much
last week he failed to write but
here he is again and 1 do wish you
could see me for I am satisfied you
w ould say I am looking better since
I have plenty to eat.
Married, at the residence of Esq
G W Stovall, Miss Jessie Hemp
hill to Mr Daniel Gravitt.
Mr Russ Patterson, of Athens,
is visiting his grandparents, Mr
and Mrs Enoch Patierssn.
Mr P M Porter is suffering from
a severe attack of rheumatism.
Quite a number of our crowd at
tended the Sunday school Conven
tion at Pleasant Grove Sunday.
We are sorry to report Mrs M J
Westbrook on the sick list.
Miss Annie Bannister of Silver
City visited relatives here recently.
We learn the New Hope Sun
day school has accepted a part in
the Sunday school rally at Ebenez
er for next Sunday and will meet
next Thursday night to arrange a
Mr and Mrs A M .Tohnesand lit
tle daughter, Kate, visited Mr and
Mrs S J Westbrook Sunday-
Now a word on the flirting ques
tion and I’ll ring off. I don’t
think you are treating us boys
.hardly fair. You are giving us all
. Ve 1 r ait Tug'dUT* aS it'i’oe girls were
“sweet little innocent darlings” to
be protected at any cost and I
know we den’t deserve it any more
than they do for there are as many
girl flirts as there are boys and my
opinion is that when a girl does
flirt she does twice as much harm
as a boy,
The man who marries for money,
often wishes he had been brought
up to work for a living.
The Forsyth County Union
Singing met at Friendship Baptist
church Sept 29, 1.807 at 10 o’clock.
Song by president and prayer by
Rev J M Anderson. A committee
on arrangement, T A Hardin, Will
Bramblett, Vestal Chamblee, Jack
son Sams. The class was lead by
J M Smith. T M Drummond, J A
Smithwick 3 pieces each. Recess
for 10 minutes. Then M T Wallis
Henry Hardin, A L Grr, and Prof
Smithwick led in some of the best
music it was ever my pleasure to
hear. Then dismissed one hour
In the afternoon C L Durham,
W P Holbrook, Julius Hendrix,
M T Wallis, J F Smith, N T Pir
kle and J A Smithwick lead the
class. Oh! it was so fine that I
don’t know how to describe it.
W £ then sang a verse of Amazing
Grace, How Sweet the Sound.
Dismissed by prayer lead by Y
M T Wallis,
Y K Light. Pres.
A woman can make ajtool of any
man if she considers it worth
GUMMING, GA., OCTOBER 4 1907.
i mi ib
Robert E Lee.
By J. yt. EBCEBTO/f.
was amiable , his
manner polished ,
bis heart kindly.
SELDOM. If ever. In the history of
warfare has the leader of a lost
cause received the commenda
tion from his foes that has been
accorded by the north to Robert E.
Lee. Even though the cause itself
failed, this in Itself Is success. To
meet defeat without bitterness, to re
main sweet through adversity, is In a
personal sense to triumph.
The crisis In General Lee’s life came
at the outbreak of the war. He him
self was opposed to flbe seceding move
ment, but when that movement came
decided to cast his lot with his state.
In future the impartial historian may
see in this act a sophistry, but he must
acquit Lee of selfish motive, even
though he may detect a flaw in his
reasoning, for it seems indisputable
that Lee was offered the command of
the Federal forces about Washington,
so that he'had a selfish reason for tak
ing the opposite course from that
which he did take.
Iu the beginning of his life. In, all
outward ways, Generul Lee was pe
culiarly fortunate. Ills birth was of
the best, he lieing the son of “Light
Horse Harry” Lee of Revolutionary
fame. His was a splendid education,
ns he was second in his class at West
Point. He was married to a Custis,
and in this far was connected with
Washington. In personal appearance
he was handsome and of commanding
appearance. His disposition was amia
ble, his manner polished, his heart
kindly. He gained especial distinction
in the war with Mexico. His domestic
life was spotless. „
Lee was especially popular with his
army. Few leaders have been more
idolized. It Is related of him that he
often gave a command as though mak
ing a suggestion. He took no part in
the acrimonious discussions relating to
the conduct of the war, but assumed
the responsibility for all mistakes, if
there were such. He was great in
defeat and advised the south to accept
the results of the war without mur
mur. Then he accepted the presidency
of a university and gave his last years
to that work.
To check a cold quickly get
from your druggist some little Can
dy Coid Tablets called Freventics.
Druggists everywhere are now dis
pensing Preventics. for they are not
ouly safe, bat decidedly certain and
prompt. Preventics contain no
Qjlinine, no laxative, nothing harsh
nor sickening. Taken at the “sneeze
stage” Preventics will prevent
Pneumonia, Bronchitis, La Grippe,
etc. Hence the name, Preventics.
Good for feverish children. 48
Preventics 25 cents, Trial boxe6
5 cents. Sold by all dealers.
Time gets away from an old man
almost as quicxly as money gets
away from a young one.
One of the greatest troubles a
bout liquor is that those who never
use it are the ones who suffer most
from its effects.
Marietta, Ga.. Oct. Ist. 1907.
To the Veters of the Blue Ridge Circuit:
I desire at this time to publicly an
nounce my candidacy lor Judge of the
Superior Courts of the rtlu Ridge Cir
cuit, subject to the next Democratic Pri
I pronvse the entire people of this Ju
dicial Circuit that if I am elected I will
devote the best work and energy of my
life to the duties of the office and will
give them a fair, impartial, clean, and
economical administration of the Laws,
I will do this regardless of how they
have voted in the past or how they may
vote in the future.
I will do thii regardless of what polit
ical faction they may have affiliated with
in the past or may affiliate with in the fu
I will do this regardless of their poli
tics—Whether Democrat, Populist, or
I will do this regardless of whether
they are rich or poor, white or black
.Everyman, r*ch or poor, Democrat,
Populist or Republican should respect
and obey the Laws, and when the Law
deals with them they should be dealt
with fairly, justlv and impartially, and
they should all be placed upon the same
level in the Court House. Polities, po
litical differences, ncr political prejudices
should never become a factor in the en
forcement of our Laws or the discharge
of official duties
Whether I have opposition or not I al
so promise the entire people of the Cir
cuit that I will not in this race, directly
or indirectly, use any money, whiskey or
-y oi’ier thing of \afoc lor the purpose
of buying votes or hiring workers in be
half of my candidacy, nor will I knowing
ingly permit my friends to do this.
1 am a member of the State Democrat
ic Executive Committee from the State
at larp-e and I will advocate the adoption
and enforcement of rules which will pro
hibit the use of money, whiskey, or any
other things of value to buy votes or hire
workers in any of the primaries, and that
will disqualify any person from being de
clared the nominee of the party for any
office, who violates the rules of the Com
It has heen my intention for a number
of months to make this race and l have
so expressed myself in private conversa
tions to a number of people throughout
the Circuit. I have met with overwhelm
ing encouragement. I feel sincerely
grateful for this.
I will appreciate the support of each
and every vot'tr in the entire Circuit.
My heart is full of gratitude and ap
preciation, and will ever be, for the loyal
support given me in the past throughout
the Circuit both in my political aspira
tions and in my profession.
Trusting that you will favor me with
your support and influence, I am,
X. A. MORRIS.
Several from here attended the
fifth Sunday singing at Friendship
The reunion at Mt Tabor was
not attended very well on account
of rain, Saturday last.
Mr H T Grogan is now at Bru
ton’s store taking pictures. Come
tip Mr Ed. and have your pictures
made. We want you to have yours
made and put it in the North Geor
Foley’s Kidney Cure will cure
any case of kidney trouble that is
not beyond medical aid.
Several from here attended the
singing at Friendship Sunday.
Rhv Theodore Wills will preach
at Bethlehem next Sunday.
Mr R P Thompson visited near
Farmers are picking cotton in a.
Mr and Mrs W J Kemp visited
Mr and Mrs Bill Garrett near At
lanta last week.
Mrs J S Hansard is very ill.
Mr and Mrs Artie Tucker an
nounce the birth of a boy.
We are glad to know that Cuba
is coming to the front again. Oh!
say, Josiuh, you are too early for
11s. We haven’t thought about
digging our goobers yet
Maid, your piece on flirting m
last weeks issue was very good, but
I’m afraid it will not do much good
to disc ass the question for every
one that reads it thinks its to the
other fellow. But I want you to
understand I’m not upholding the.
Suggestions for Husbands.
Do not jest with uiur wife upon
a subject in which there is danger
of wounding her feelings. Re
: member that she treasures every
word you uttei. Do not speak ot
some virtue in another man’s wife
to remind your own of a fault. Do
not reproach your wife with per
sonal faults, for, it she has sensi
bility, you you inflict a wound dif
ficult to heai. Do not treat your
wife to inatttention when in com—
pany; it touches her pride, and she
will uot respect you more or love
you better for it. Do not upbraid
your wife in the p-esencc ot a third,
person ; the sense oryour disregard'
for her feelings will orevent her
from acknowledging her fault, Do
not entertain your wife with prais
ing the beauty and accomplish
ments of o’her women. If you
would have a pleasant home and .1
cheerful wife, pass your evenings
under your own loof. Do not bor
stern and silent in your own house
! and remarkable for sociability else
A Hasd Fought Case.
A young lawyer, not noted for Intel
ligence, succeeded In having a client
acquitted of murder. Meeting a friend
a few days afterward, the lawyer was
greeted with warm congratulations.
“Yes,” said the lawyer, mopping his
brow, “I got him off. but it was a nar
“A narrow escape! IIow?*’
“Ah, the tightest squeeze you ever
saw. You know I examined, the wit
nesses and made the argument myself,
the plea being self defense. The Jury
was out two whole days. Finally tfie
Judge called them before him and ask
ed what the trouble was.
“‘Only one thing, my lord,’ replied
the foreman. ‘Was the prisoner’s
counsel retained by him or appointed
by the court?’
“ ‘No, gentlemen, the prisoner Is n
man of means,’ said the Judge, ‘and
engaged his own counsel/
“I could not see what bearing the
question had on the evidence,” contin
ued the lawyer, “but ten minutes later
In filed the Jury, and what do you
think the verdict was?”
“What?” asked his friend.
“Not guilty, on the ground of insan
ity.”—Memphis Commercial Appeal.