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N ISLAND of fragrant spices,
a land of enchantment that
fulfills the romantic dreams of
youth, a veritable paradise of
emerald verdure, bordered by
tho sheen waters of a tropical sea
that is Ceylon. And of Colombo,
What can be said? lt is there that tho
world travelers from the four winds
meet; it is there that one hears the
languages of almost every land in 'ho
two hemispheres spoken, wrltos W. D.
Hornaday in Grit
In no city of the world is there to
be found day by dav a more cosmopoli
tan transient population than In Col
ombo, lt ls a port of call for many
. steamships that ply regularly between
points in the far East and Europe, and
between; Australia, New Zealand and
Europe. It is there one meets elephant
and tiger hunters ot India, tea plant
ers, spice buyers, officers of the army
and navy of. many nations, wool buy
ers who pass to and fro between
England, Franco abd the far-off lands
oE Australia and New Zealand. The
island kings-the cocoanut princes
from the , coral dots of the Indian
ocean and the Bouth Seas gather there
for a season of social pleasures; the
. American. millionaire comes into the
harbor in hi's yacht and lends to tho
guyety of thc ?cene ashore by tho
prodigal'way " in which ho scatters his
money around. -. .v. y
' , ?very Singalese man and boy ls a
natural merchant and trader! From
*S the youngest to the oldest they ever
have an eye to business. Even the
street arabs-little fellows not y ot in
'> : ?hoir 'teens-haye an ability to size up
I ""--the white visitor with a degreo of ac-',
curacy that ic almost uncanny.
3nrtp?^ded;ond followed bj; crowds of
.men and : boy B^all. wanting-me to .step
v in iheir-shops. -.. It is remarkable how
shrewd and smart these natives are.
'^|iow tfc?y could tell I was an Amcr:
can I am^uno^le to say, but it was not
; '?',? Vtnusual ' for' one of them tp say :
^Marst?r, stop in and let me show
you thin gc 5f?ry fine; make mos* beau'
fol present for marstcr's/ family in
? *i said ?o ono ; pf .them: "What do
you mean by calling me art American?
? live In'Bombay,"
Tho youngster smiled knowingly and
"ph, no; nie know, rnarstor ts Amer
ican-mo can tell." _ ./;V; ',
* ' " .- :1J0W can you ielir; -? .?mio?.
The fellow''shrugged his shoulders
and Bmiled, but did not explain tho se-.
. 'icrct. . <^?^^?^'^^^?^<^
. Satine t?s eights of Colombo.
Coming to a long row of waitbig;
? ,ricl?we^I B?i*^
of the vehicle contd talk someTmgUan
land ? gave him dlrectlona that pant
ed to ?O' to Mopnt Lavinia, the Cinna
mon gordensrthe Buddhist temple and
tbrongnidifferensi ports of the city. The
charge'' was; a silKUng an hour. He
up far Borveirftl rafles. .'i..r?'.:^ffl
: ueggara breeched me ?OT- coins
',: -v ftl^
!?^woald5?W&w a ?ewor Into my lap
' and ^en trot along for aom? distance
first stop was
J was tn?t b> a man fc* long, white robu
vcmd sovWo^bri boy?, oach o!
' . ^vh?nA ?f*& ft?pectantly awaiting a tip.
i statl^ ^^t^^ temple^.whait tba
that? tinnst talc* ott my shoes, ln
stonily * boj wa* down J?t?tt?f,
?ao^aad : wfc*a ii they wera , 'off-.' t - on
tor cd the holy place. In tho first room
was an imago of Buddha. It is about
twenty-live ?oet long and In a reclining
position. Upon the walls of this and
other rooms of the temple are paint
inga representing various phases of
the religion. Prom the temple 1 was
escorted .to cnother building that is
used aa tho Oriental college and li
brary, it was a stuffy, tjll-smolling
room whore I was shawn ancient em
blems and relics and shelves of .books.
As I was ready to leave, tho man said:
"Marster will now give mo a pres
I greatly enjoyed the experience of
a visit to the big rative market.
Strange to western oyes wero most of
tho products on salo there. At one pf
the stands waB a dealer who was call
ing in a loud voice something like
thia, aa ho handed oranges to a cus
Ely, ely, ely, Hy, Hy, ily, oly, oly,
. To my ears it sounded like an at
tempt at singing.
"What kind of song 1B that fellow*
Binging??" I asked the interpreter who
-, "He's not singing, sahib; ho Is
counting tho oranges," replied, my
It was too good a joke on me to
keep, and soon the crowd around the
stand was laughing at my mistake. ?
There are -motor cara to be had for
hiro in Colombe, but -.'.e favorite way
of riding is in a man-pulled rickshaw
or in a little cart which ls pulled by
what ia known as u "racing hackery."
This animal ls a little bullock; that
travels about twelve miles an hour.
The ric' .thaw men have wonderful en
adura i^in$&^f?-nrt?t to d?Bcbver,
howt- er, whether their passenger ls a
hard master. I found thie out when I
allowed my man to slow down and be
gin loafiu?: on his job. Unless I kept
urging bim to keep up his paco be
killed'as much time as possible! .
Kandy, tho "Hill Capital."
. Besides the many beauty spots In
uud?.around tho city there are strange* j
ly Interesting things to bo seen in the
native town .ot Pettis and along tho
drives that run through the- tropical
jungle. ' V . j
* No. visit to Ceylon la complete with-J
out o sojourn in Kandy, the "hill capi
tal" of the'-?wohderful island. It ls
there at an altltudo of i.GOii feet above
?the Bea;ioyal that th? ?bite residents
of Colombo go for rest and recupera
tion from tho enervating effects of a
prolonged a tay in the low-lying me
tropolis." During tho wibteri.eeaaon
tba Climate of Kandy fa-tempered with
J?st. enough;coolness,tp int?e--?t..a/tr?*.'
,seri for ti
the meat nltltudlnouc voint in.'Cey?on.
Tho wonderful, town of NuwaV^TSliya,
Which la located'^?^'.'^i'mott?talna^ 6,
240 feet ab?*e; the ses, attracts many
visitors who Iwyaplenty pf leisure in
watcht?l^?^-ria?' ? t|io7onghljti enjoy
the mngriinwvni. ac*uerr' ?nd'-'Grange
attractions thst the island possesses.
the towna ot the.islAnd and motor ?sr
tours sie pnev of the favorite forms ?of
ontdoor; enjoyment . to
j^t' Shorter tripa to ppints of Inter
Wt tho rikchaw- t??cemm^
There ere ??a?ltwbt':^?a-?ltift?
Sn the northern part of: Cavlo?, and
?i?se ;n*ys8eri?ua remains bf a bygone
age ar? .'of. unfailing. Interest to the
traveler who has a~ liking foi. archeo
logical recrearen. .l%ti^.%68^4^?s7of
theso rums la that of Mur?dhapura.1
Leseer's Christmas Tree is loaded down with practical, useful gifts for every member of the
family. Here, you may purchase something useful for Baby, Boy, Girl, Mother or Father, and
at a Big Saving too; and especially is this true if you shop here tomorrow. In addition to our
regular stocks, we have b?t^jjht Luzidreds of useful articles specially for Christmas presents.
Be sure to see our Christmas Booti?.
On thu booth you will find Ladies handkerchiefs, childrens sweaters, vanity bags, purses, comb and bruah sets, suspender
sets, hat pins beauty pim, baby bootees, gloves, and a thousand and one other small articles suitable for Christmas presents,
CHRISTMAS SPECIALS IN
Whatever your wants or
wishes regarding a suit or over
coat for men or boys, rest as
sured we'll meot them here at
most'attractive prices. And you
will not be limited In your se
lection to one or two styles o:
a few fabrics;, there are dozono
of new models and we do not
know of any good fabric, for
e?taor overcoats or suits that \a
not represented In our present
88 Men's all wool Strauss
umdo S?lm, worth $10.00, to
$15.00 for Saturday and Mon
85 Men's Blue Serge Suits,
other stores ask $7.50 for Sat
urday and Monday..$3.46
Just Tecelved from our Nev/
York buyer about 300 nuits that
aro worth $15.00 to $18.00 tho
world over, to close out quick
any ault In the lot. : '.. ..$8.'9S
39-Men's suits pur? nil wool
through and through, other
stores ask $15.00 to $20.00, out
price for Saturday and Mon
day.. ... ... .. .. .. .. .:$9.98
6 dozen Men's all wool worat
; ed pants in all colors and ?tripes
\ worii.1' $2.00 to $3,50 for Satur
day and Monday.. .... . .$1.98
49 pair Men's all wool blue
serge also brown striped trou
sers, worth. from $3,00 to $5.CO
for Saturday-and Monday $2.98.
40 dozen Men's Heavy Derby
ribbed Shirts and Drawers
worth 50c, Saturday and Mon
; day,38c each, 2 for... .. ..75c
G dozen Mon's heavy all
wool .flannel skirt, worth 81.60
Ww.ld over, for Sa?rirclay and
Monday.. .. .,.. .-97c
. 50-dozen Men's, extra heavy
cotton flannel drawers, worth
COc for Saturday and Monday
: ...-I....'.'.'.....:'. ..24c
47 Men's Suits In pencil
stripe and all wool Casulmcres,
drummer'3 samples, no two
alike, worth $10.00 to $15*.0O
. Saturday and Monday .. $7.98
: Men's working shirts, worth
50c for Saturday and Monday
.. . '.. .. . .3r.c
39 Boys' All Wool Knicker
bocker Suits, BIZCS - 3 to 8.
worth $1.50, Saturday and Mon
. 29 Boy's all wpol Norfolk
Suits, big bargains at . $3.50.
Saturday and Monday.. ..$1.97
29 Boys' ail. wool Blue Serge
Suits, sizes 10 ta 18, the world
over $5.00, Saturday aud Mon
day... ... ... ... .... ..$.3.97
19 Men's extia ;veavy Mn"t.
? Inaw.?px?3 In all rtr'.pes av.-j
colors, oihets ask $7.Zit, our
price fer Saturday and Monday
17 Boys' heavy j Macklnat
Coats 4n all ['trices aud colora,
others, ask $7.50 our'prlco for
Saturday'and Monday.. ..$4.89
' 17 Boys' heavy Mackinaw
". Coats, Bizes" .12 . to 17, worth
$5.00, ' ?B?t?rday and Monday.
26.Boys/ heavy Overcoats. all
"sizes worth up to $5.00 Satur
day and Monday ..- 51.98
.i9vMen'??tl)eaYy black Rain
Proof Overcoats worth $10.00,
for'Saturday and Monday $4.98
BIG SPECIALS IN CO?NTER
.. Sgifa ..?.PANES - '
; Oho ldtTTolored Counterpanes,
extra-ateerrworth $2.50, Christ
mas Sale price, $1.39 each.
Ono lot White- Counterpanes,
extra i;Izc, wcrtJj- $2.00, Christ
mas Sale price, 98c each.
Ouo lot Whlto Ccunte?-pancs,
extra size, worth $1.25, Christ
mas Sale price 85c each.
LINENS AN II TABLE DAM
ASK FOE CHRISTMAS
500 yards all-llncp Table
Damask, 72 inches wldo, worth
50c yard, Christmas 3alo price,
35n yard. .'
500 yards all-linen Table Dam
' ask, 72 lncho3 wide, worth $1.00
yard, Christmas salo price,. 48c
500 yards . all-llncn Table
Damask, worth $1.25 yard, 72
lna:cs wida. Christiana Salo
price 69c yard.
SPECIALS IN DRESS GOODS
Tho greatest stock of Wool
Dress Goods in tho city-In all
colors anl wcaveo-Sarges,
Garbardinc, PopIInB, etc., from
24c to $1.48 yer.1. .
Silks! Silks! We-have tho
silky for you-Taffetas. Mco
sallnos, in fact, all hiuds and,,
Christmas: prICC3 are from 25c ,
to ?5c yard.
SPECIALS FOR MONDAY
3,000 yards fine French Ging
hams. Worth 12 l-2c, ell nev/,
-, beautiful -patterus, for this
.sale...-...'; :.; ... ",.'...8 I-3c
2,500 yards Brogoa Jack and
Jill worth 12 l-2c for Saturday
Monday, yard.... ... .0c
1,500 yards 50 in heavy Cot
ton Flannel worth 10c, Satur-,
day and Monday, yard.. .. ..ic
Br?ssels rugs In boautifal
patterns, 27x54 InnhC3. Reg
ular $2.50 val?as, Saturday and
Monday at... ;....$1.98
SHOES FOR CU II 1ST'? A S
We ?are showln? an ?neqnaled
selection In overythi-^ that's,
new and reliable in shoes, for
m<n, v>oincu and chi'.'lron and
will aavo you money on every
pair you buy from ua.
1 lot Miase3 absolutely all
leather, patent kids and gun
metal, sizes 13 to 2, worth
$2.50, thle salo.$1.39
.1 lot Children's Mutt and Jeff
Uno in gun metal and kid, worth
$2.50 tills sale.. ;. _$1.45
Wo have tho prettiest Uno ot
Ladies Sunday ?:..oc3,in An
dersen . Wc- have . th sm Ia all
leathern, all toes and heels an'J! ?.'
fancy white trlmm?nga, from
$1.9S,to..v ... ... ......$3.48
A big Une of men's every day
and Sunday Shoes from $1.48 to
... ... ... ... ".'...$6.00
Wo'have a big Une o? Sport
Coat3, ' made of ' Corduroy,
Plaids, etc., made up in.every
now style at prlcea ranging
from $2.48 to......$7.50
', ?.blg lot'.of. Children's Coats,
made up in all thia ceason's
styles and ' fabrics at special
prices for Saturd / and' Mon
day' from 08c to.. .. ... ..$2.98
Les se |?f C o m pa ny
"Where You Pay Less''
And t!ic Coat Sul.s and Coata
offered ;crc arc exceptional in
every way. They ar^> ju&l l'rom
the makers. Prettily designed.'
up-to-lho mlnutu in stylo and
perfectly tailored; The material-a
nra tho kind most in demand ut
the present moment. In every
respect they are coats and j
Bults that meet tho public de
mand for novelty and crcciualve
noEO In wc.ncn's wearing np
parel, and you always cave on
price- If you buy at Leaser Com
A beautiful Blowing of . now
and stylish Coats at $3.98, $4.98,
and $7.98 each.
A Special in Suits ?1 .OS;
$0.98 and ?9.98 each, t':e Sulla
at $9.98 being fur trimmed and '
umdo up In tho very latest
stylos and materials.
Ladles' Dainty House Dress*.**,
made In colors, $1.25 values,
for .Saturday and Monday.. .75c
Ladlca' Sorgo DrcsscB, . nil
newest styles, trimmed In. plaid
and-plain Taffetas' ?rom $6.00 .
Ladies' Suits, Russian Blouse
Fqrd, Pox Coat3 In all newest.'
shades und materials from
$6.C0 to.,. ..: . .$25.00
CREPE DE CHINE WAlS'iS
Juoti received frena cur Nev/
York buyer an expresa ship
ment, of 'beautiful Crepe da '
Chine Waists in. ovary now :
style and . color, regular $3.50
values to go Saturday and
Met'.My at... ... .... ... .$1.98
Ore lot of Ladlca T\uin. Cc^ta,
good onca, at $1.93 to. . .'.80.93
Ladlca' Walala in Silk und
fancy trimmed. $1.00 yaiuco, .
Special for Saturday and Men
day... .. .viSe .
Ladles' btmutirul Wcl8t^'-;^ ih .
all"colora in Crepe de Chine?,
Special tor Saturday and Mon
day'...' ... ... .'....-.$2.4.8
Ladlca' Wool Sweaters irt all
utyles" and colors, all r.'??ec'.a1;
p;lcc3' ?icm il .50 Lo.. . .$3.50
: Ladies'-.SRte-r?is;iiter?--ln 'all
Btvlcs and co4ors: J?test styles,
regular $5 'values,' ^sclal ' for
Saturday and Monday .',52-4.9
"Lcsser's Speciale". ?V.>bb:^t?
fu? ?oft hat In oil thl3;sef?stj?'8
- shapes and color:?. - A''good val
ue at regular, rprl'cc. bf /50
Saturday and Monday, a^.'. ;?/'?50 .
. WOOL SKIRTS;
'Wool"skirts- th.-beautiful hai
torns^ made in tao lntcs? Btylea
from $1,00 to... .... ...$5.93
Preparing to Betallatc, 1
A long-haired chap who walked
into the general atore at Arvada
"Do you ?bil Btale egggs?"'
"No,"'Bald tho frocer, with a smllo;
"but I've' got some." .
?'.''Well,.give nie all you've got,"
Bald thc stranger.
- Tho grocer, aa-he bundled up tho
egg's,, laughed and Bald, "I guess
you're going to see1 'Hamlet* tonight
at tho opera-house. I
. "No." Bald ' tho stranger grimly, .
ATtn going to play 'Hamlet* tonight
at. the-, opera houso."-New York
journal. , vr'
Just Backward" Maybe. .
: Blanche mot Carolyn at a picnic
and they were talking bf ono of tho.
young men. " " ;
; '/'I don't care for him ot all;", re- ?
marked Blanche. "Ho ls a regular
, "Indeed!" replied - Carlyn. ..." ."Why.1
I thought ho was perfectly lovely!" '
"Woll." said Blanche, "ho., yawned,
three' times while I was talkingl. to .
"Perhaps ho waan't yawning,'* su'gf ;
gosted. Carolyn., "He,may have .been j
trying to' say. something, deaV." ; j
Would FIrbt Be Sure,
from an English recruiting center
comes thia story: . : -
' An irish -.recruit was being drilled
in . tbs. mysteriespf fencing *flU? the
bayonet; .. ' '.' '
? "Now?'> V said - the instructor, after
carefully '? ? explaining ? various lungec,
"what Would you dd if yaur opponent
, ."Bagrro, .' air. ?' said the Ir jahraAiV
with a wink, "i'd (est prod, him vM.
the point of. hie bsyon?v?o ?fee if he
? ' Recommended lor- Croon.
Coughs, colds, croup, "-hoarseness,
inflamed throat; bronchial troubles or
sera cheat are relieved by Foley's
H onay and Tar-which opens stopped
air 'passages, soothes and heals :.. In
flamed aurfrwes, ant restores normal
breathing. C. Aiton, Bossley. M04
*nys:;: -''I have raisad a family bf
rour crt?dren. and need Foley's Honey
s^d Tar' w^h alt of th?ro, I And lt
tiie besteoagnsad oro^ m*cUcins I
ever used, f uBOd ii-f^ sight or. tea
years ana can r^???end it for
. Too Successful. ' I
. Eizzfi-What's tho , matter, . old j
man? You look Worried. I
. Ft?zy-I havo B?rne cause to.I en-'!
gaged a man to trace my pedigree.
Elzzy-r-WoH, hasnTt ho succeeded. ?
Fizzy-iS?ccccded?, I should - say j
ho has!- Now . Pm paying, bim . hush"!
rooney.-Philadelphia Licdscr. - j
Notice of Final Settlement.
The undersigned administrator of the
estate, ot Emma -J* Belgier or. Emma J. ' '.
McAdams, deceased, hereby gives'no-,
tico. ^hst he will on Jan. 4, 1910, at
o'clock a; m., apply to tho Judgo of
P. r?bate- for - Anderson County' for a
final <settlcriiijent.-.ot ,'said estate and ?
discharge from bia office of admlnis
;? . ':*>. :-.' ; and
J. E. Saigler,
y '' ... - \ y v ,' . Exora.
NOTICE TO CB?D1T0KS
' All .persons. having claims .against
Uie estate of Fsnnio Cole, deceased,
are hereby notified to. present them
properly proved,to the undersigned
within'. the time prescribed by law,
and those indobted to 'nako settler
R H; Marett, \
>? \r, Notice of, FinaK&WettenL
?ATne^undoraigned administrators ot
the . estate ot Jame* .N. Richey, de
ceased, hereby gives notice that they
will on Jan., 4, ;,1916, apply ta th?
Judge'ot Probate for "Andereon Coun
ty for. a final settlement bf : said; es
tate faina discharge from their of
fice of adml:???tra??^^^M^^^
Jas. E. Richey,
f|?&K?V-.' ' . . ':\'B.-N.;;Wy?tt,'..
de benia non..
CHRISTMAS .H0HDAY BATES
The Charleston ft Western Caro
tina Raliway will' sell: cheap excur
sion tickets account of the Holiday?,
tickets oh pate December 17, 18.7*8.
24, 25, 1616, final limit Jan. 19, 1910.
For rates. qt?..'''?'pp1yv^''tQ^.-t'tt?k?t
^ta,W:': ' . '..',-'" - . :
G?-jeral Passenger Agent.
i i t.;-.-:'' Augusta, Ga. .'?
Yea, Mr. Bryan bas lived np to that
"?Croso cf Gold".spbceh hud has other
wise led a cloan lifo. And lt; la'his
consistent honesty end blameless
( Cristian character that give force to
what ho says. Tho people believe in
hin?, nnd hoar'him gladly, even though
they.may not always agree'with'his
vipW3 on national ? issues. and ques
tion of. party; policy. No other man
In the country'could-get the respect
ful con?;tder?tion that . is now being
accorded to Mr. Bryan on this nation
til .prujicredness . question. Popular
sentiment'', ia obviously at variance
with t!?p; view, ho is laking of the. sub
ject; and yet people will pay for the
prlvliego?,of. hearing' bim presont his
news' and scheming politicians fear
him as something terrible, for they
im >w thnt those who Join issue with
|ilm munt como out into tho open.
?Laughter Aids Digestion.
Laughter is ono of the most health*
ful oxortlohs; it is of. great help to
digestion'...'A-still more efnectual help
ls a dose of Chamberlain's TaMets. .
If ' jrou should be troublod with 'indi-1
gestion give thom a trial.; They only,
cost a quarter. For sale by all deal-'
j? htadqaartere tor goo? fl-fes*
&efrfc Try'.e4>me off oar O?d Time
Lean Fork Chofw, Rn* F?t Vet?^
We aro ali -ready getting? forstet?
Uv If ye* can't decide what yon
w-~it phono 694 and we SW*-**
vern to decade.
Capital and Surplus $125^00.??
Collection? Gh?u Careful Attcnlioa
?JUson A* Smyth, . Jno. A. Ilgens,
Proaident. '" Cashier.
.. B. E. Toilison, Asst. Cashier. -,..:?/?
ULY Wi^ M
J. W. Lindsay,
This famous Labor Saying De
vice- te tne Greatest Xmas present
that anyone, can give a lady do
ing her work, lt will save lier
a great number of unnecessary
steps and lots of work. - Most
ladies using the Hoosier, say thal
it is equal to a .?Helper" (another
woman in the kitchen) '. ? . They
are worth many times what we
ask for; them. Your wife wants
one badly. Why not give it to
?her .or?. our "Easy Payment
Price , $37.00 . .
Payable $ t iop:down and $ l.?q '
. a Week. ? ':->^?M^^^^^?
' Shirt waist boxes and Cedar Chests are; admirable, ;;Xn*ls ;
presents for any lady* ; They are ornamental as well as ex*
tremely useful ; and they don't cost very much. ; - ;
tJseful, Practic?! Chmliii?s Pv'f?et?*:
the Order of the Day?