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They are soulless elves,
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.Ring fleetly, chimes!
They arc made_o
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Under the holly 1
tere the happy child
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Cfce Spirit cr etmtraas*
There ls hardly a
festival in the calen
dar which has such a
hold on the hearts of
old and young alike as
Christmas Day. The
ring of the car bells
and the voices upon
the streets seem to
take on a more cheery tone, and the
spirit of the time seems to throw a
glamour over places and things which
ordinarily are devoid of all beauty.
As it is with placeS, BO it is with
people. They, too, not only seem to
change, but the transformation does
take place in millions of hearts to a
greater or less degree. The spirit of
Christmas even affects people who for
the rest of the year are devoid of
sentiment and of feeling for their fel
lows. The most interesting stories
of Christmastide are those which will
never appear in print-true stories of
men and women whose thoughts have
been only of their own selfish aims
and pleasures, but have been awak
ened, if only" for a day or two, from
their UBual self-complacency, moved
by some force of which they are only
half-conscious to do some act of kind
ness to make the day happier for
someone less fortunate than them
selves in a worldly way.-The Chris
The Ohrlstmas Spirit.
But don't you see that there ls a
Santa Claus! ? ie isn't a man in a fur
coat, and a reindeer sleigh and all
that, but he is the Spirit of Christmas,
Isn't he? They've personified that
and made a saint of him and Invented
legends about him-fdr the children,
but when we're no longer children and
don't believe In him, we still have
that Christmas spirit-and it's that
that gives presents and makes us feel
toward one another, and makes Christ
mas what lt is.-Harvey J. O'Higeins
allJ?Sy has lain?
f the, mocking mist
ren throng and shout,
flit about? .
who died ^y0
e last Christmas-tide?
! Cease, cease, my|
Wouldn't Take Foy's Money.
Eddie Foy, the actor, lives near
New Rochelle and owns a motor car.
The other day the comedian was In
a hurry to get to New York to attend
a rehearsal. The car was In iront of
his home. He gave the crank a twist.
Something broke In the engine and
the machine was put out of commis
The next best thing for Mr. Foy to
do was to catch a train. A car was
coming along the road and he hailed
lt There was no one in lt but the
driver. He readily consented to take
the comedian to the station. When
they arrived there Mr. Foy offered the
man a dollar bill.
"No, thank you," replied the car's
driver. "I don't want your money,
The comedian thought that the man
was certainly a queer chauffeur. "Oh,
you know me, then?" he asked.
"Yes, by reputation," replied the
other. "And here's my card."
On the card, Mr. Foy says, was en
graved "W. H. Vanderbilt"--New
Association of Ideas.
Mr. Baker, who claims to be at
home in all that pertains to good
cooking, was sitting on the hotel piaz
za one evening lately, explaining to
his friends. Lawyer Thompson and
Colonel Robb, the manner of prepar
ing the latest fad in delicacies-the
snail-for the breakfast table.
Thompson was interested, but Robb
was quiet and . seemed drowsy. Sud
denly he brightened up.
"I saw three of them playing mar
bles in front of the postofflce this
morning," he remarked,
"Why, what's the matter with you,
colonel?" asker Mr. Barker. 'Tm talk
ing about snails."
"Well, I'm talking about messenger
boys," said the colonel. "Go on with
All persons owning property of any
kind whatsoever, or in any capacity,
as husband, guardian, executor, ad
ministrator or trustee are required to
make returns of the same to the Audi
tor under oath within the time men
tioned below and the Auditor is requir
ed by law to add a penalty of 50 per
cent to all property that is not return
ed on or before the 20th day of Febru
ary in any year.
All male citizens between the ages
of 21 and 60 years except those ex
empt by law are deemed taxable polls.
The township assessors are respect
fully requested to meet me at the ap
pointments for taking tax returns m
their respective township and they are
also required to make tax returns for
those who fail to make their own with
in the, time prescribed by law. The 50
per cent penalty will be added far fail
ure to make returns. i '
For the convenience of tax payers, I
or my representative will be at the
following appointed places on the dates
mentioned to receive tax returns:
Roper's, Monday Jan. 15..
Meriwether, Tuesday, Jan. 16.
Collier, Wednesday Jan. 17.
Red Hill, Thursday Jan. 18.
Clark's Hill, Friday Jan. 19.
Modoc, Saturday, Jan. 20.
Parksville, Monday Jan. 22.
Plum Branch, Tuesday Jan. 23.
Morgan's Store, Wednesday Jan. 24.
Liberty Hill, Thursday Jan. 25.|
Cleora, Friday Jan. 26.
Pleasant Lane, Saturday Jan. 27.
Meeting Street, Monday Jan. 29.
Johnston, Tuesday Jan. 30.
Herrin's Store, Wednesday Jan. 31.
Trenton, Thursday Feb. L
The office will be open to receive re
turns from the first day of January till
the 20th day of February as prescribed
by law. -
J. R. TIM H ERM AN,
Auditor, E. C. S. C.
Under this heading I propose to
give yon each month a paragraph or
two concerning your eyes.
While designed to advertise my
Optical establishment, the talks
will, at the same time be interest
ing-if I can make them so.
Now add it least thirty years of
comfortable vision to the average
life time, so my work aids every
calling and promotes human happi
It always makes me happy to
help others. Will w?? -
Whether you need
present, we invite yon
'ment weil filled.
We have handsome
in oak and Mahogany.
In china, we have f
toilet sets. They are
signs will please the ]
equipped in this depi
The designs are ne^
ment of ru^s and art
Beautiful assortment o
the holiday trade. A
the town a
I J. M. WISE & SON
? Trenton - - - South Carolina
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?^p|HE holiday season is almost upon us and we
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$ * have anticipated the wants of the people by
ordering heavily of those things that glad
! den the hearts and brighten the homes of
1 the people at the Yuletide. Besides a full
stock of heavy groceries we have all the delcacies of
the season in fancy groceries and fruit cake ingredi
ents of all kinds. Call .or send us your orders.
Is invited to make our store headquarters. We
have just opened up a complete line of toys, fire
works, and everything that will make the little folks
happy. Very large stock of oranges, apples, banan
nas, cocoa nuts, raisins, nuts, candies, etc. Lowney's
fine candies fresh by express in pretty boxes from 1
to 5 pounds.
BEAUTIFUL ASSORTMEN OF RUGS. Just the thing
for a Christmas gift. ' Our stock of furniture is also
complete, such as bed room suits, tables, chairs,
rockers, brass and enamel beds, mattresses, lounges,
etc. Call and let us show you through. Our prices
are very reasonable. Let us sell you a good farm
wagon. If we haven't got what you want we will
order it for you.
a buggy, furniture, household furnishings, Christmas or wedding
to call. We are ready for the buying public, with every depart
suits, dining chairs, china closets, dining tables, beautiful rockers
all dinner sets or can sell you a single. See our beautiful 10 piece
being greatly admired. In silverware, our new and beautiful de-t
nost fastidious and exacting buyer. We have never been better
irtment. Have you seen our cut glass?
N and our prices much lower than the city stores. Large assort
squares. Nothing will make a more suitable Christmas present,
f sterling silver and solid gold jewelry, stock just replenished for
full assortment of Violins, Guitars, Mandolins, Banjos, etc._
nd a cordial invitation to the people of
nd county to call and inspect our large