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'Entered at the Postoffice at New
rry, S. C.. as 2nd class matter.
Friday, September 2, 1910.
MR. BLEASE FOR GOVERNOR.
Mayor Blease's friends in Newberry,
as elsewhere throughout the State, are
delighted with the magnificent vote
which he received in the first primary
on Tuesday, and are confidently ex
pecting him to win by a large majority
in the second primary.
With about 95 per cent. of the total
vote of the State heard from, he is
several thousand ahead of Mr. Feath
erstone, his nearest opponent, and he
and Mr. Featherstone will make the
The heavy vote received by Mr.
Blease on Tuesday was not confined to
any section, but was general through
out the State. Starting out with a
handsome majority In his home coun
ty of Newberry, and leading in the
surrounding counties of Laurens, La
luda, Lexington, Union and Fairfield,
he received the flattering endorse
meit of his fellow-citizens of South
Carolina without regard to geographi
cal lines or to vocations in life.
Mayor Bleass has been consistent
in the positions which he has taken
in politics. He is today a local op
tionist on the whiskey question, and
we believe the great majority of the
people of South Carolina are today in
favor of local option-letting the pres
ent law alone-because we believe
they are tired of the liquor agitation,
and are convinced that the interests
of temperance will best be subserved
by local option. But It was DoL on the
liquor question that the i_eop.: gave
Mr. Blease the lead in the first race.
They recognized his ability, and they
want a good, economical, business ad
ministration, without extravagance on
the one hand or penury on the other.
With his lead in the first race, Mr.
Blease goes into the second race with
every prospect of his being the next
governor of South Carolina. He has
made a clean campaign, and will con
tinue to do so, and he will make a good
governor. He has been signally honor
ed.by his home people, and has served
them with ability and credit to himself
and to them in the numerous positions
which he has filled. That he has the
confidence of the people among whom
he has spent his life is shown by his
election as mayor of the city last fall,
and by the vote which Newberry coun
ty gave him on Tuesday.
VOTE FOR HAMPTON.
The race for railroad commissioner
in the second primary is between Can
sler, of Tirzah, and alcDuffie Hamp
ton, of Columbia. If the people of
South Carolina desire to put a man in
this position who has some . of the
qualifications at least to make an ef
ficient officer and to discharge the du
ties of the offSce, they should elect
Hampton. If, on the other hand, they
want to pension some one they should
The people of Newberry in several
elections for this position have given
the majority to Cansler. This no
doubt was done as a compliment to
Mr. Cansler, but in the second race
the votes should go to McDuffie Hamp
ton. We have no personal irgerest in
this race and in fact never met Mr.
Hampton until the campaign meeting
in Newberry, but the office of railroad
commissioner is an important one and
should be filled by a man who has
some fitness for the position.
An examination of the election re
turns for governor show that Mr.
Blease, of Newberry, leads in Chero
In Richland county, in which is lo
cated Columbia, the capital of the
State. Mr. Blease leads in the race for
governor by 200 votes, his nearest
competitor being Mr. McLeod.
The Herald and News takes
pleasure in commendinz the efficiency
of the Newberry telephone exchange,
as demonstrated by the speedy work
in handlins the election returns on
Ind 0.,-~iv 17~ :1s, L he
handled th !volume of business
in a most satisfactory manier, aid
were always courteous and in a pleas
lant frame of mind.
We had the pleasure a few days ago
of spending a couple of hours in Sil
ver Street. We have passed through
this town very frequently but have not
had the pleasure of stopping there in, Hi
several years. The town now has
some five or six modern, up-to-date sa
and progressive merchants and they G<
are all doing good business. The Lu- th
therans have recently built a very
neat church edifice. A good school is re
maintained in the community and ev
erything around the place bears the td
evidence of prosperity.
WTe were told that this was now a O
Ivery large distributing point not onlyT
for the section immediately around to
Silver Street in Newberry county, but se
also for a large number of the people oi
of Saluda county. pa
The crops in that section of the ot
county are loking well though we no
were told that the red spider had done af
considerable damage to the cotton. ne
The following are the merchants th
who are now doing business at Silver ai
Street: B. M. Havird, W. V. Bledsoe,a
Lake & Swindler, Jno. P. Long, the
Saluda Supply Co., managed by J. T. th,
Coleman and Sheppard and Perry. mi
There is a movement on foot to es
tablish a bank. W4
Several of the merchants will buy se
cotton during the fall, so that a regu
lar cotton market will be established hu
The State campaign which closed
at Newberry last Saturday was one of ge
the cleanest that has been held in lei
South Carolina in a good many years.
There was, comparatively speaking, t
no mud slinging, and -particularly in se
the race for governor was the cam- be
paign pitched on a high plane. We it
trust that the same policy will be pur- hy
sued during the second part of the '
campaign and that the people will cast y
their ballots according to the dictates us
of their besta judgment and that noneG
of the newspapers nor the friends of ot
any of the candidates will indulge in
any personal attacks nor endeavor to
arouse any prejudices.
Mr. Blease, who leads in the first w
Iprimary, is a local optionist on the li
Iquor question, while Mr. Featherstone
is an advocate for State-wide prohibi- to
tion. Both of these are able men, suc- of
cessful lawyers and have built them- to
selves up by virtue of their own la- hi
bors and own ability.
ILet us have a clean campaign so that
when it is over there may be no ugly th
wounds to be healed. -
He Found Out.
"Do you sell a book of games in
which bridge whist is described ?" ask- of
ed the serious-looking man of the d
"Yes, sir. but I happen to be out of.
them just now." b
"Can you tell me how the game is s
"It's a wom'an's game, youknw"
I"You wouldn't care for it, but your rid
~ife would be terribly interested." difl
"That's ,what I want. She doesn't tal
care for aniy game." ter
"I see. Well, she will for this. How lyi
much cash can you allow her per wa
"Um. Five dollars, perhaps." 'the
"You must make it $25. Does shein
run the house now?" at
"Well, the cook will be running it sm
jsoon. Any small children?" his
"You must arrange to send them all
to some foundlin's home. Want to .he
see your wife once a day?" Tb
"Of course." .sai
"Well, you'll see her about once in "B
three after she gets started at bridge s
Anything in the house that can be
pawned ?" . 'A
"Scores of them." I"C
"Well, she'll pawn them. And cash
in bank?" thE
"A few hundred dollars." t
"She'll manage to get hold of it, ha:
and then she'll borrow money of the thi
cook. the grocer, the butcher and her th~
dressmaker. Bridge-whist, ' sir-. di~
bridge-w hist it-'- he
But the other man was on the run.-- sig
St. Louis Times.m
Indian Smoke Signals. thE
The traveller on the plains in the ba:
early days soon learned the signifi- of
3ISIMPROVED OPPORTUNITIES TAKT AWAY.
Matthew 21:23-4&-Septermber 4.
"Therefore I t4to you, The Kigdom of God sMU be taken from you."
L N this Study the Great Teacher In two parables portrays the mistake
made by the religionists of his day. The understanding of these para-.
bles glves a clearer insight into the cause which led to the rejection of
Israel for a time from Divine favor. Incidentally, too, we are to remem
r that nominal fleshly Israel was a prototype of nominal Christendom.
hce we may look for somewhat similar conditions and dealings now In the
arvest" time of this Christian Age.
To get the force of the Lord's teachings here and everywhere it is neces
ry to remember that the Jewish people had been promised the Kingdom of
d, of wbch David's Kingdom was a type on a small scale. For centuries
ay had been expecting a great King, Messiah, whose coming would exalt
am and bring them into prominence as God's Kingdom. John the Baptist,
en he came to introduce Messiah, told the Jews that unless they would
>ent and come back, to the extent of their ability, into harmony with God
d the Law they need not expect to share In the Messianic Kingdom. Jesus
d the people that unless their righteousness should exceed the righteous
ss of the scribes and Pharisees, they should in no wise enter into or become
mbers of the long-waited-for Kingdom. (Matthew 5:20.) The two parables
this Study illustrate what stood in the way of the majority.
The Jewish people professed to be God's people, willing to do him service.
iey were treated, not as mere slaves, but, rather, like sons. All were told
go and work In God's vineyard; but they divided into two classes, repre
cted by the two sons, in our first.parable. One of these sons represented the
twardly religious, pious, who said, Yes, we will serve God. However, they
I not really seek the Divine service, but rather the service of their sects and
rties and their own personal aims, honor, influence and preferment. The
2er class of Israelites, represented by the other son of the parable, made
pretense of serving God, and were branded as publicans, sinners, harlots.
,vertheless, when Jesus appeared, when John's message went forth, and
:erwards the teachings of Jesus and the Apostles, these same publicans, sin
:s, harlots. were the ones ready to receive him, while the religious, finding
qt his message was In conflict with their teachings, repudiated him. Thus
e of the charges against Jesus was. "He receiveth publicans and sinners
d eateth with them."
The second parable represents God as the owner of a great Vineyard, In
respects well appointed and furnished for his purpose. This Vineyard
>resents the Jewish nation and the Divine promises made to that people
e Law and all the arrangements of the Law Covenant, for their develop
nt. This Vineyard the owner let out to husbandmen, whose duty it was to
re for the vines and the fruitage and to render to the owner the results,
cept a portion which they might keep for themselves. These husbandmen
-re the prominent rellgionists, of whom Jesus said, "The scribes and Phari
s sit in Moses' seat. All, therefore, whatsoever they bid you observe, that
serve and do." (Matt. 23:2, 3.) The owner properly required returns on
property and sent servants to receive his share of the fruitage. But the
sbandmen, instead of giving them what was due their Master, abused them
beating, killing and stoning them.
These servants were the prophets of old, sent to Israel. They should have
.elved the kindest treatment and an abundance of fruits of meekness,
atieness, patience, etc.. but, instead, they were treated as Intruders by the
Lders of Israel. Some of them were stoned, some beaten, some murdered,
e sawn asunder. Some wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins and
elt in dens and caves of the earth, because not appreciated. They were not
ated as representatives of the owner of the- vineyard. Finally the owner
at his Son, saying, "They will re.verence my Son." But these same hus
ndmen, the relgionists of our Lord's day, took counsel to kill him and to
Ize his inheritance. They somehow got the Impression that they could lord
over God's heritage and that anybody reproving them or showing up their!
pocrisles or liberating the people from subservience to them, whoever he
ght be-een the heir--they were at liberty to kilL. They crucinied him.
What may we presume the owner of that vineyard would do to those
ked husbandmnen who,- forgetting the ownership of the vineyard, were
ug it as their own, mistreating his servants and crucifying his Son? The
'eat Teacher put' the question to his hearers, and the answer promptly camne
t the owner would destroy those wicked men and let out his Vineyard to
iers who would render him Its fruitage.
This Is just what happened. The scribes and Pharisees and Doctors of the
w who were using God's promises and blessings and their opportunities self
ly and In disregard of the Almighty-these were dispossessed. Their govern
et was destroyed and Divine favor and privileges as God's mouthpieces,
aich they once enjoyed, were taken from them and given to othersto the
stles and their associates, during this Gospel Age.
However, as fleshly Israel was a type or picture of nominal Spiritual
-el, we may not have to look far to find a very similar condition of things:
iay. Today also we see same high In offcial position as representatives
God and his Word using their positions to entrench themselves, to hold
wer over the people, to carry out their own schemes. These are inclined
speak harshly, yea, to "murder" any who come amongst them meekly,
mbly, in the name of the Lord. They do not literally kill them nor "shoot
m full of arrows," but they do behead them in the sense of ostracism.
d they do shoot out at them the arrows of bitter words, slanders, etc.
What will the Husbandman do with such servants? The answer Is again
at the opportunities which they have enjoyed will be.taken awa.y from them.
ank God that the next step In the programme will be that the King's Son
d all of the misused servants associated with him will constitute the new
angdom of God's dear Son" "under the whole heavens." Matters will be
longer entrusted to any but the tried, proven, faithful.
Jesus, the rejected, "Is become the chief corner-sone" of the great Temple
God, which is the Church. As~ the privilege of being God's embryotic Kmng-,
m was taken from the Jews and given to Christ and the Church, so pres
tly his embryotic Kingdom will be taken from earth entirely-his faithful
1 be received to the heavenly plane and power and great glory.
Whoever stumbled over Jesus suffered loss in the sense of being broken,
Lt not beyond possibility of repair. "But upon whomsoever this stone (Mes-;
l) shall fall, it will grind him to powder" in the Second Death.--Matt. 21:44.
aetimes saw rising from a distant arrows, "The danger is great." Several
e or hill and answered from a arrows indicated "The enemy is too
erent direction. It was the signal 'powerful for us."-Harper's Weekly.
E of the Indians across miles of in
vening ground, a signal used in ral- The New One.
ag the warriors for an attack, or The gentleman cautiously opens his
rning them for retreat. front door at 2 a. in., but nevertheless
'he ndia ha a wy o seningthe wife of his bosom hears him.
smoke up in rings or puffs, know- "What in the world kept you out so
that such a smoke column would late?" she demands.
once he noticed and understood as "Well, my dear," he explains labor
signal and not mistaken for the edly, "Flitterson took me for a flight
oke of some camp fire. He madeinhsewbpaendteterg
ringis byankeringrthe little fir gear got out of order, and we had to
h hi blnketfora moentandcome down eight miles from town and*
owing the smoke to ascend, when it~ for a trolley to bring us in."
instantly covered the fire again. Chicago Post.
column of ascending smoke rings _______________
E to every Indian within 30 miles,TE HRWA ED
eware! An enemy is near!" Three
okes built close together meant T ec oksho,N.5.Tr,
anger." One smoke merely meant sxmnh.Slr,$00 e ot.
tention." Two smokes meantAplcnswladrseihroef
mp at this place." teudrindo rbfr etm
requently at night the settler orbe17190
traveller saw fiery lines crossingJ.BLingt,
sky shooting up and falling, per- S .Mts
s taking a direction diagonal to Sils .C
lines of vision. He might guessDato nrd
Lt these were the signals of the In
ns but unless he were an old-timer Pmra .C
sixlsonths.oldltimer40a00 thr mqnah
shat ithgupowerandfie undesigin and urefoSptm
smokepuff. "Anenem is iear. Ove B.sma Drvigstore.
;o arow ment "angr,"thre Ho Sping PomarasasC
A $55.00 Perfect Sewing
Machine Given Away
Also 30 Beautiful 42-Piece,
Dinner Sets and Other
Saturday, Sept. 10
AT 5 O'CLOCK P. din.
And for THIRTY WEEKS we will give
away dinner sets and on the thirty-first week
we will give away a beautiful $55.00 sewing
machine to the person holding the card
showing the largest amount purchased during
the week. These dinner sets and the sewing
machine are now on exhibition at our store.
Each time you make a purchase at this store
amounting to over $1.00, the total amount of
sale will be punched out of your contest Card.
Each week on the day ad hour specifed
above you will present your cards
. in person at this store
On the day and the hour specified the person present
holding the card which shows the largest amount of pur
chases punched out, will receive absolutely FREE of all
charges, a beautiful hand decorated 42-piece dinner set.
If your card does not entitle you to the set of dishes 'at
the first awarding, hold your cards for subsequent distribu
tion as we will continue giving away a set of dishes each ~
week for thirty weeks, so even if some one else does get
the. set of dishes one week, your card may be highest card
some later week, so save every card.
As previously stated you are entitled to a new card every
time you make purchases at this store amounting to $i.oo
or more. For example suppose you purchase at one time
goods amounting to $2.75, we will then punch that amount
($2. 75) out of your card, so that unless you purchase more
than that amount at another time, that card ($2.75) is
your high card.
When your card secures you a dinner set it will be marked
"cancelled" by us and returned to you. You must save
this card along with any others that you may have as we
have another big "prize" for you.
We will be pleased to have you call and examine these
handsome presents. Here is your opportunity to secure a
set of dishes or a high grade sewing machine FREE.
Newberry, South Carolina.
JOHN P. LONG
Takes great pleasure to announne to the
people of Silver Street and vicinity that
*he is prepared as never before to serve
them with the most up-to-date stock of
WAGONS AND BUGGIES
BUYS COHON AND COTTON SEED
COFFINS AND CASKETS
A full line of Coffins and Caskets are
always kept on hand.
SILVER STREET, S. C.