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A GREAT REF4ZME,
Ezra's Methods Criticized Unjustly.
Ezra vili, 15-36-Nov. 19
'The hand of our God is upon all them for
good that seek lim."
ZRA was a learned Jew who
headed a great reformation
movement. As God's agent
he was largely responsible for
the maintenance of the Jewish faith
And nation. His famIly had been
amongst the many carried captive by
Nebuchadnezzar. Ezra. haubued with
ia spirit of religious fervor based upon
ath in God and [is pro.ises to i.
rael, headed another company bound
Y, "*ialem--seventy-eight years aft
-turn of the exiles.
e evidently .were prosperous
-in, and their exile. for a time
led them to earnest study of
4w iaw and the
were veed an CN
i~hs from time
'. time heard of
ihe poverty of
heir brethren In
that -matters re
ligious were not
and the rebuild
'g of the temple,
ed Divine pres- After a century of
once with the na- m pn efe.
Cibn was but poorly served.
Deeply in earnest fo'r'a revival of
the true religion, Ezra laid the matter
Nefore a representative In Babylon and
4 iefore the Persian king. with favor
able results. Ignrge donations were
nade for the repairs to the temple
-and the institutl'o'n of its worship upon
! proper basis, and in general to help
":he interests -of the Jewish cause in
lerusalem. The donations of gold and
Alver totaled a- little more than two
nillion dollars, and thb number of per
-ons who volunteered to be of the
nompany was abou seventeen hun
'In All Thy Ways Acknowledge Him."
The beginning of the journey with
'asting and prayer gives us itin insight
nto E4zra's power and etfieleney. "God
vas with him"-:-he walked with God.
'te sought to know and to do the 1I.
vine will. Surely it is in vain that any
iould attempt to serve the Lord and
et neglect to humble themselves be
)re Him and to make request for His
* lessing and guidance. We submit
tat fasting and prayei and earnest
si.qire' to know and to do the Lord's
ill are far more effieacious for good
iau are large donations of money.
erhaps there has beein too great a
'-ndecy on the part of many to leave
*"t the matter of religious work at
:'me and abroad save aloing financial
ums. forgetful, in part at least, that
c y labor In vain unless the Lord
;'-ant His blessi-ng.
L'he fact that notwithstanding our
-inderful dinancial efforts during the
* st century there are today twice as
: any heathen as there were a century
r M, shaould take- us to -the Lord in
t iayer to assure ourselves regarding
meaning of the prayer Hie taught
-* '-Thy Kingdom comne; thy wIll be
d' e on earth as it Is done in heaven."
-, sing the futility of our' efforts to
s-ag about heavenly conditions on
w h ought to lead all of God's ear
- children to search HIs Word and
tee whether or not it teaches that
second coming of Messiah is to
te to Himself His "elect" Church
is Bride and then to establish
Kndmwhich will bind S'atsa
-overthrow sin and death ,
The Way of Transgresso
tisra and his party reached ..c.usa
1em In safety aft
er a journey of
-~-great a distance
flin be covered
e ~~ in lessq thuan~ four
da::s with our
m. todn'rn c'onven
ience's, w h I e b
,. sure-ly seemi to
b e precursors of
*0rpar~on fo ls ianic' Eptoh. the
*ta'a ingom. woniderf'ul pr~os
7.eltyofwhit: nsso long been'! tore.
Ezra soon found that many Jews
"ore inter-marrying with their hea
hen neighbors, and th'at a condition
*f things prevailedl which if continued
rould mean the corrupion of the na
ion to which God had given the prom
se.9 of national coniinnliv. andic the
'romise that tultima t ely I i" woutld use
hem as a ination for ' - - "g out
o'f the light, and triui' o has
:tromised s~all,yet il fami
les of the earth.
A general assembl-' ~ -atlon
of Esraelites was ei'" held
to consider 6this mat t' - mar
-lages and ,the iren i. '1 trie
'aw, and sny falinltl: reser~t
tid were n.6ified .ikt -r .s. uthil)bo
a danger bfieir TMA'f~vLuL - f f'hf
unlgregaitio u, as allj'i nci tIme
if weeping andl s' T.,trs
that confo mity tq. I . Law
S 'vould mean the bren'.. ..- .family
des. The Divine -Lci. :i bro
ken and now the pen> to be)
f'elt. The way of th-: .tressors
The Story 6f +
By JONATHAN BRACE
haze of 1an
tiquity the old I
gas record a
1000 by Leif,
son of Eric the Red, who sailed
from Greenland to Labrador and
down the coast of Maine. The
next probable voyage to this
coast was by John Cabot in 1497'
and later by his son Sebastian.
It was, however, Capt. John
Smith, the leading spirit of the
settlement at Jamestown, who
sailed as far north as the Penob
scot 'and first drew a rough chart
In the'grant by James I to
the Plymouth Colony Maine was
included In their territory. Op
position to the -Plymouth Colony
.a[9.se among the king's courtiers
a'd Sir Ferdinando Gorges and
Captain Mason succeeded in ob
taining for themselves rights to
the -coutdtry between the Merri
mnac and Kennebec rivers. This
they divided, Gorges taking the
northern section. Meanwhile
Gorges had sent over a small col
ony to the mouth of the Kenne.
bef, but this settlement was soon
abandoned. The first permanent
settlement was made in 1625 at
what is now York. Massachu
setts objected to Gorges' claini
and finally annexed all the terri
tory up to Casco Bay and calledl
this northern section the District
of Maine. Maine was dissatisfted
with the rule of the mother state
and by 1820 succeeded in being
admitted to the Union as the
Maine was the first state to
adopt prohibition. In the begin
ning Maine was strongly Demo
cratic. It was largely for this
reason that she objected to be
ing ruled by Massachusetts
which was Federalist. Since
1850, however, Maine has been
decidedly Republican. It has six
electoral votes for president.
The name Maine was so desig.
nated in the charter of 1639 in
which Charles I granted this
land to Gorges. It hod already
been commonly used by the sail
ors as distinguishing the main
land from the mny islands
along the shore. The nickname
for the state is the Pine Tree
State. Its area is 88,040 square
miles, which Is practically as
large as the combined area of
the other five New England
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and Great H<
A vivid, ting
The Story of
By JONATHAN BRACE
Its~W AY back z I
plorer, is re
puted to have
search of a mythical wealthy In
dian tribe. It was not again via
Ited, however, by white men until
nearly one hundred and seventy
flive years later, when the
French in Louisiana sent out an
expedition to investigate the re
mote portions of what was then
their territory. Most of the pres
ent tate of Kansas was a part
of the Louisiana Purchase and
so passed from French hands
to the United States in 1808.
A small additional part was
later added in 1850, being ceded
The Lewis and Clark party
traversed this region in 1804,
And Lieutenant Pike passed
through Kansas two years'later.
Kansas history really becomes
interesting. in the middle of the
century, when the slavery agita
tion gave it the name of "Bleed-.
ing Kanqas." It had been atfbnim
organised territory since 1821
at which time it had been con
sidered a portion of the Terri
tory of Missouri. According to
the Missouri Compromise, if
Kansas became a state it could
not be a slavery state. The op
position of the South was so
strong the Kansas-Nebraska bill
was passed in 1854, making this
vital question optional with the
inhabitants in each p'roposed
state. With this law in force
the two factions actively.starited
colonizing Kansas. Imligrants
from the slave states of'Arkan
sas and Missouri Immediately
founded Leavenworth. The Mias
sachusetts Emigrant Aid soc
ety sent ont anti-slavery settlers,
who founded Lawrence, Topeka
and other towns. Conflict be
tween these two parties broke
out at once, and it was only put
down by -the intervention of fed
eral troops. The Northern set
tiers came in such numbers that
they soon were in the majority
and in 1861 an anti-slavery con
stitution was adopted, so Kansas
was admitted to the Union in
The political dispute over Kan
sas was the cause of the forma
tion of the present Republican
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NO TH I
CrM~ENVILLE, S. C.
The Story of f
By JONAThAN BRACE
T o Tpnnes8
back to the
When De Soto
with his par
ty of Spanish
adventurers probably reached
the present site of Memphis on
the Mississippi. The French
under La Salle built a fort here
about 1682. The English also
laid claim to this territory, in
cluding it in the grant to North
Carolina. It was not until 1770
that the first permanent settle
ment was made by James Rob
ertson and this was soon fol
lowed by many other settlers
from North Carolina. They
'ftrmed ;what they called the
Washington district, but this
was short lived as it was
promptly annexed to ' North
Carolina. In 1784 the inhabi
tauts, indignant over North Car
olina's attitude toward them,
declared their independence and
formed the State of Franklin
or Frankland. As this seces
sion was not countenanced by
North Carolina, for a number
of years a state of confusion
existed with two sets of officers
trying to govern. Meanwhile
the settlement suffered severely
from hostile Indians and from
the Spanish, who still held Lou
isipan, and controlled the Mis
siseippi river. In 1790 North
Carolina finally ceded this ter
ritory to the United States. By
17'96 the population had in
crbased to over 60,000, so Ten
nessee was admitted as the six
teenth state of the Union.
At the outbreak of the Civil
war, Tennessee Joined the Con
federacy. In 1866, when the
state was readmitted to the Un
ion, there was much disorder
during the reconstruction period.
This led to the formation of the
Ku Klux Klan, the influence of
which quickly spread through
out the Southern states. This
secret organization took Into
its own hands the suppres
sion of crime and the adinin
Istration of justice.
Tennessee contair.s 42,022
square miles, and is sometimes
called the Volunteer state. It
is named after its principal riv
er, which is a Cherokee word
meaning "Crooked River" or
"bend in. the river."
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Remember the fair-November 2,
3 and 4.
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THE PICKENS RAILROAD COMPANY.
. Time Table Number 20.
Effective 12:01 a. m. (Eastern Time) Monday, August 15th, 1921.
For the Governmilen1t of Employcos Only.
No.' No. 3 Dist. STATIONS No. 2 No. 4
6:30 i i 56 pA. Ml. P. My.
S:85 11: d -1~ lickenS/ S. C. 9:15 3:40
6:45 11:55 l Fergusons 9:10 3:35
6:56 12:05 -1 'Shvrifs - ):03 3:30
6:55 12:10 -, Parsons 9:00 3:25
6:00 12:5 8 Arial 8:55 3:20
7:00 12:'10 8>\Mauldin ~ 8:50 3:15
7:05 12:25 9.3 Ar. Eausle, S. C. Lv. 8:46 3:10
*No agent. All trains daily except Sunday.
Trains Nos. 1 and 3 connect with Southern Railway Nos. 20 and 46.
Trains Nos. 2 and 4 connects with Southerni Railway trains Nos. 15 and 16.
For further information call on
J. T. TAYLOR.
Approved: J. P. CAREY, President. General Manager.
September 2, 1921.
Mr. Edsel B. Ford, president of, the Ford Motor Company,
makes the following announcement:
"We are making- another reduction in the price of Ford
cars and the Ford truck, effective today. 'The 'new prices average
$70.00 under former prices, and are the lowest at which Ford
cars and trucks have ever been sold. List prices, f. o. b. Detroit,
are now as follows:
New Price Old Price Reduction
Chassis . -. . .295.00 $345.00 $ 50.00
Runabout 325.00 370.00 45.00
Touring Car . 355.00 415.00 60.00
Truck - - - 445.00 495.00 50.00
Coupe - - - - - 595.00 095 00 100.00
Sedan -------3660.00 74000 100.00
This is the third price cut during the past twelve months.
On September 22, 1920, the price of the Ford touring car was
reduced from $575 to $440; June 7th to $415, and now to $355,
making total reductions in this type of $220, or 38 per cent.
The same proportionate reductions have been made in all other
types. One year ago the price of the Ford Sqdpn .was $975;
today it lists at $660 with the same equipment.
"We are taking advantage of every known economy in the
o manufacture of our products in order that we may give them'to
the public at the lowest possible price, and by doing that, ive feels
that we are doing the one big thing that will help this country
into more prosperous times. People are interested in prices, and
are buying when prices are right.
"The production of Ford cars and trucks for August again
:broke all previous high records with the total reaching 117,696
This is the fourth consecutive month in which our output has
gone over the hundred thousand mark, the total for the four
months being 463,074, which has gone a long way in making pos
sible the present reductions. June this year, with an output of
117,247, was the previous record month.
"One noteworthy feature of our sales is the increased de
mand for Ford trucks and cars for salesmen. This class of com
mercial business has been gradually increasing the past sixty days
and we interpret it as a very good sign of improvement in gen
"No reduction has been made in the price of the Fordson
Tactor, and none is contemplated."
Go over these new prices. See how little it costs to be
come the owner of a Ford car or a Ford truck. Can you really
afford to do without one any longer?
Let us tell you more about it, and advise you regarding the
delivery of the particular type of car in which you are interested.
We will have plenty of cars this week
of all types and can give you immediate
delivery. They are harder to get every
day. Place your order now.
O'DELL MOTOR COMPANY.
Liberty, S. C.
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ESTITURE EVER MADE
ranson. - ___
Before six, 30c.
r.After six, 40c.
luxury. Piquant with gay ad
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