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April 28, 1914, at tho post office at
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... SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1015.
-.^Merry Christmas to -"both friend and
, Merry ChVtatm^a t?f'ftho' ?ld folks
Morry Christmas to all Tho Intollt
..Mci ry Christmas to all those who
Hpoll ii "Christmas;* and not "Xmas."
. Christmas' to President Wll
t oft and his bride, may they.always bo
ab happy aa they ore now.
Mdrry Christmas to the fellow who
starts tba New.-.Year off by paying-us
what im owes us. N :
Merry Christmas t? tho bank that
holds our note, may ' wo have np
froublo catting it renewed.
;. vMevry Ckr^imas to tho folks who
are provohted from spending this day
with the folkB back home. ^
'Morry; Chr?stm??* to tho ministers
ot Anderdon, they oro the best to .be
found lu any, town lu the .country.
'. Merry Christmas to all our brethren
or the Fourth l^suto, may they never
be as poor as Andy. Carnegie now ls.' ,
Merry Christmas to nil, the Itara' In
tho world, may they learn . oomcday
that "the truth ?hall make you free,"
.Merry Christmas to all our adver
tisers, we hope they 'have eni?ycd;ihe
Uf!?it Chriatmas business ot their ?tVesj
.'. 'p v',.;/;Q:'.,.,:,,
Morry Christmas to tiie?'..street
paying forces who have given de pas
sable streets tor quagmires of a year
. i Merry Christmas to the bill collec
tor, who will como around a week j
from today and knock the spots ont Ol J
ail our Joy, j
^pfebrry Christmas to all tho pubiio.j
?mViala of Anderson etty and county*
may thotr..troubles be lighter this your
(lian before; . " ...
?, I M*rry Christmas.!^to.> our. ..farmer
'-. f^loi?de, mRy^th^ttiwaya' wa??ow In
?;'.sttoa ;-'pr'asp?:^.i?a;;hto^ ' cowa^Ltiwiir. :
. \joy this fait.'
? ; ; Merry Christmas to the folks . who
/."are, Bpehd?c?it nV;?aHy taay:;tJi?y. got
! what's comb?jg is. tbsm? be it! liberty
'.. nv imnlshraobt.
;. r Merry Christmas to,tlw "boys ia tho
tr^chcf*,". weVe eorrjr.< Henry Jfftjrd
% . .d?'lA't' make- Rood h?a/-bo*?t to hav<>
}ua oai Ot them by today.
s-r^rjti?-^?kj?:'?$>. tomorrow with a bead.
THE Mimili A V
Once upon a time, . long before
.Christ wa? born, there were people
in tho far north where tho ?now
comes ec. ly and lies long upon tb?
hills, tu whom winter WUK a hard and
cruel time, summer soft and Joyful.
These peoplo watched tho sun in
Its progress with eager interest. When
the time came for it to cross thc Ibm
they wero very glad and held a win
ter festival. They longed for Hummer
and good crops, so, in the beat way
they could, they tried to show the
providence they worshipped what they
hoped that it would do.
They went out into the forest and
got green trceB-the kind that stay
green all year long. And they decked
tlie trees with bits of bright color,
imitating fruits and flowers that the
gods might know their desire for thc
green fruitful time.
There came a year when a great
teacher was boru Just after the sim
had started cn tho hopeful part of its
Journey. This teacher utter two
thousand years ls worshipped by mil
lion.'-: cf his followers, us tho Son of
God. By millions of others He ls rev
erenced os thc divinest of the sons of
men. And on this, His birthday, Jew
and Centilc, bond and free, unite to dc
Him Honor. Because whatever one's
dogma or lack or dogma, no one who
has ever heard of Him now doubts
that His was the gentlest, sweetest
soul, H1B tlie wisest teaching, His the
most beautiful vision for humanity of
anyono who has ever walked the
And somehow, through thc chang
ing customs of tho centuries, there
Btill is kopt the old Norse custom of
the green' and glowing treo with
which to mark tlie turning of tho
year, though now the treo celebrates
the birthday of Jesus.
Last year, with1 the world In tur
moni it seemed tb many ? sort of
mockery to celebrate tho birthday of
Him who is called the ' Prince %
Peace, 'rills year, with war and BU?
ferlng spjken '. bf ' asv commonplace, it.
may bo we have roached a truer in
sight. For infinite Intelligence ls*
Wiser than thc minds ot men. And as
tho burn of tho ciilhV Who touches
tho forbidden stove hurts, and Beams
unjustly painful at the time, and yet
Serves as a useful lesson l?rough the
child's whole life, so war.and poverty
and suffering of all kinds may bo the
moana of tho whole world's growth.
And lt's not Incongruous to dec
orate tho Christmas tree, but moro
fi>nn over fitting-> It bel pa us to be
come os children-even, aa the Norse
men in thc childhood of the race-to
show with Joy and color and psmceful
happiness what wo kopo may one day
be tbe portion ot >U humanity. It ia
easy to imagine that wise, tendor,
Prluco of Peace viewing happily the
joy of the children, glad that we oid
or children ba ono day' at least, hold
lils' vision of good-will to men.
WAH AI?? POPULATION
Tho destructive power pf war i>:
greater in tho struggle ;riow going in
Europe than it has ever heoa in tho
history ot Uta world. Its effect in re
ducing tho population of the warring
countries has not been- confined to
tho field of battle, but a compilation
Dt vital- statistics 'gathered to Eng
land'?'..oho wa "that the death rate at
homo has been increased while the
birth rate has been decreased.
Tho official registry shows thnt In
London alono thero has been a falling
off pt moro than fifty thousand lu tho
great; city'a population. Tho causo or
this Hos at .the door of the war god.
Tub?rculos}}?, hearth disease and cereb
ral trouble?, which were Intensified
by worry and excitement,: account for
much of the Increased toll of death.
Mea abd women pant, fifty years are
falling off at an abnormal rate, ba
bies aro not being 'opra feat enough;
to make up the losses, and altogether
tho effect of the war ?t homo is thin
ning tho Pbpufction faster ?ban one
The flower pf tho manhood ; of tho
countries at war is being merc?^Nf;
withered and deatroyod on the field
final roi./it.n?-.iK Ut mad.; oin*, the wm*
pluto 'casualty .Halt* aro known; A the
world will tremolo-.ai'tho horror of
tho figure? vt wanton and uncles* de
|^$tton. v }?/
KOCIKINO THE HAY
Tp thoie who look upon Chrlstmat
aa ? season of peape and goo<|. 'v?ili
tb 'm?n~-w ihm
regard the sfeiy are w^fully lackinj
io th? visi?n of ita; fin? and ennobling
aplrit-a peep into; the express; ofcl$
durina 4ho jpiflrt "week most have ?Ur
re? a ieeli^ oi flc^ww over thb w*ivk>
nesii of human'stooda rds abd' dosij-es
' .Col6b?fi?0 iho';&tih';of Christ, witi
j-':^?^e,?_?fterv';p?e^age. of:;: meit
j (tibor,'' gc4fig put .'l? ' ?}ji?fyj#k&t?[ kai
scattering over city and county-what'
its a Christmas like that but a chal
lenge to pcaco and happiness? How
ninny women will breathe their only
sigh of relief when the day 'aas closed
without a tragedy? How many chll
dren will suffer the keen disappoint- j
meat of empty stockings? Who can
measure the toll sordid drink levies I
upon tho Joys that should by rights |
belong to mother and child?
Perhaps out of many a gallon jug, j
rising like soma ovil genius after thc
cork Ss pulled, will leap the dripping j
hand of Murder. Who knows?
Thero ure Just two ways - to cele- \
brate Christmas and mo more. One !
can follow tho example of Him who!
came into the world and made the day
a benediction to mankind. Or, one \
can go to the other extreme and HU
with Joy the heart of Satan.
Between, these two wayH HOB the
gulf that separates light from dark
ness, Joy from sorrow, decency from
Which is the belter wpv?
LO (Hi IN fi I OH WAHI)
Christmas rather than thc first of j
January marks the passing of the did
and tho beginning of a new year, and I
it is well at this season of peace and I
rest to take stock and look to tho fu- !
turo for better things.
The year Just gone has been per
haps the hardest in a financial way
of any for a generation. Last year
tho* Southern cotton fanner auffered
severe IOSSOB on account of the slump
in the price of his product, and add
ed to this misfortune tho war brought
a train of other calamities entirely
beyond his reckoning and his power
to control. What affects tho farmer
disastrously falls with moro or less
crushing effect on us all, and all
classes ot business have hod to walk
thO plank of a. grilling financial dis
ciplino such a's seldom comes to any |
people ot peace with the world.
:-The restoration, of the cotton mar-]
ket to somotbihg like normal this fall1
saved the situation, and dur people
generally are looking to the new year
with more confident hopes and with
?brighter prospects of success and
There has been through it all &
commendable Bplrit of willingness to
give and take-to extend a helping
hand to the man struggling under tho j
wolght. of unusual burdens-and sure-1
ly tlie display ot this kind of spirit i
ought to bring our people Into closer]
honda ot .sympathy and common in
'fercB'i ned aiarv-thenv oh the . roa&^wj
the new year with a deeper and moro]
ab lui ne sense of mutual confidence j
and good feeling.
: ..s, ".. .' -:>..?;<""-..:'.' .',v
o'*'D' O P E
urday colder at night; Sunday . fair j
and much colder.
Ono of tho mosl exciting, events of
last, night occurred about 10 o'clock
when the little stand erected tn the
front of Evans'Pharmacy No. 2, and
on which were'placed bundles-ct fire-'
works, enmght fire."" In some man
ner one of thc fuses Ort ono of the
skyrockets became Ignited and . this
blaze quickly spread to the others.
As soon an the boys who. were sell
4ng tho aftScles saw what was hap
panening, tho stand war- overturned.
Tho flro Quickly spread to all ot tho
fireworks and for several minutes the
skyrockets wcro shooting in all di
rections. .Luckily ncarlv all ot the!
stock of goode wore located/beneath j
tho stand, abd when U was overtur?
cd, thia cleared the stock frohv tba j
flr?. in all about |5 worth of ilre^j
works were destroyed..
Tia horn parades were much - In
favor las; night. About 10 o'clock"
? crowd'6t young meh aiarted it. and
wier .'wu'; la - tuc' a?ght-, IUIM^JT" others
joined them. The negroes took up
the- style also and the horns were
more of a nuisance than tb? fireworks.
py?d automobiles with <ow bells tied
to rear axles : were also in evidence.
, SeyeraV prominent buBl?ees men'
??w^re he?r^ to. eay yes<Urday that next
year they wer? going' td present a
^?^tton- to city counclti asking tba
they take ^ttoc. id prohiWt th
, shooting bf fireworks on.' the -streets ]
itt the, fondness '.district et 'the city.
?tS^y r$-;-<< that -it''^
trade 'si?;-jb': tho peeplo will not :cbr?e ]
down town'/att?iri?th'^ ls start
, e^'ttp.. A^tn, atter the clerks havel
Worked bard ''aii'v'da^'..o^d' fbr ^Vfcr*y
? d?ye :$reyie^^ have
to put up with ''the 'nelso.
Thia revlon ought to he taken.
.:^e?*;- hre'works ara not allowed. in
l^i^i*^ '? and
As a result o?-a little difficulty In j
tho F/?d Cross Drug ?tore last night,
a young roan named Will Hanna was
rather badly cut up ubout the head
by another young man named Mc
phail. Tho details of the affair
could not be learned. Roth young
men were arrested but gave bond.
Hoog Hill bas been placed in the
county Jail on iftto charge of stealing
cotton. The cotton was atolen from
the cotton houe// Of Mr. Dobbins who|
lives near Dobbin's bridge.*,'The ne
gro was arrested yesterday by Sheriff I
The ginning report of Anderson
county shows ?that there have been
.",(?,209 bales of cotton ginned In An
derson county up to December ii, aa
compared with 51,901 of last year.
One must not judge from t/'vls, how-1
ever, that .no crop th!? year will be j
large, lima tho oho lam year. . Ai j
thhs same time last year. there was
a lot of cotton still in thc fields to bo
picked, but thie year, nearly all of
it has been gathered and ginned.
N. C. Burnus, W. T. W. Harrison
and D; F. Carter have been selected
managers for the scftool trustee elec
tion which will bo held on the second
Tuesday in January to fill the places
of three of the trustees whose terms
expire on that date.
Mr. Q. A. Franklin, overseer of
tho cloth room of the Orr Mills, ?as
been appointed assistant superinten
dent of the iRversIde and Toxaway
mills, this announcement . having
been made yesterday by ?Mr. Ben
B. Gossott, president. Mr. Franklin
is recognised ar; ono of-tho best.mill
men la this jpart of the state and Mr.;
Gossett is fortunate in securing his
services. ? .
The Line. O'Dope mon wishes each
ah dovoryono a Merry Clirlstmns,
; A number, ot young people ot An
derson will give -an Informal, dance J
on hext Thursday'evening in the hall i
above tho Anderson theatre. This is
expected to be one of the most de
lightful events of the- season.;-./';'.'/;
Mr. iSloan Driscolls' orchestra has]
oben ' Secured tb furnish tho \ music.
This manager now bios a splendid[;five,]
piece orchestra and* makes reasonable
Y-r-? ? .-? ?. .?' ..
3R?AK ?ETS TTME
-J Di JM.1 -. ;
In Whleh to Appear Before Supreme'
quiring William. Jen nih gs 'Bryan, for
mer secretary of et?te; to appear be
fore a 8upr?mo"court*justtco and show j
cause why he should' not be adjudged
a subpoena waa today extended until
January IS, when attorneys told Jus
tice'Whitaker that Mr* Bryan had not j
been within tao stat*, slno?' the order, j
was issued some weekk'ago,
;> Mr,' Bryan. was ^subpoenaed to ap-1
paar'as a witness ?nt a libel suit
brought hy Petros P. Tatanis against
a Greek newspaper." Tho plaintiff,
wished .-to,question'Mr; Bryan as to
whether certain secrets of gunfire
Control were divulged to officials of
the- Greek, ; government -when two
American . battleships; "were sold to
Greece, . '
/StTQflESTS U?IiWllA-Ctf. CBAXQE
*?'')vcmcut bri Foot tb Procure ? New
%; ?? . '" Line.
^Pjtjoenix, Aria.. Dec. 24,^Anheuu6,e?
aXent ls made beer today, thajj' thbre
ts-? n movement to procure a change
In'the boundary line between the :Vn-.
Red States and Mexico by; extending
the prepenU Uno directly west along
31 parallel rom lllthv meridian se as
to take in tho northern part of tho
Quit of CaUfbrbfa and a Lower ..Cali
Bbdj Was Bladlcd.
Ramer, : Tenn., - Dee> 24. -Bruce
King, 30 years old. was found dead
here, today near a railroad track
with, six teen bullet holes in hip body.
No clew has been j found lear.lug to
-.- f.-, "?.?..??>,.
I'o Loagthea Traeks.
??- 'Savannah, Deel 24,-*The Seaboard j
Air Line within too next ew months
will ?pond about $$0,000 between Sa
v.mnnh and JachBonvifl?, Jepgthehlhg
passing tracks. . '- 'ST'' '
Augusta, Ga. .'
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That your Christina? may be
a merry one, is the wish of
each of us for all of you?
?M? &?3?$ms -':;.-8/.',
We will foe closed Today
and Monday, open Tuesday.
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To die Advertisers
The season's spirit of good cheer'and fellowship brings us again
the welcome opportunity to express our appreciation of. your friend
ship., . <
We heartily wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Ney; N;.
Year full of happiness find prosperity.
Sasseen, the Ad Man
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Christmas is here again^ anct^d take this r#eans liS
il of extending our sincere thanks;and ap^reitiatioi iii ^
px : to the puDiic foy th^r^generous patronage, aha tap:- -
tinier strive V !lW!
t0 giv^; them the v?r^ - P '
that is possible fprthe pric^^pmissioncha^^^ !|K
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