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New Year's Day
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TjVTEW YEAR'S DAY Is a time for
thanksgiving and mirth and
happiness, and In some coun
tries, for the Interchange of gifts. It
ls also a day which, because it ls the
beginning of snot her year In one's life,
has associated Vith It a certain sa
credness whleh often ta1>'0?? tho form
of resolutions lo do more and better
things ?han one Ima ever done before.
It is appropriate that tho series of
. 12 months should open oil the first day
of January, bemuse this ls the period
Of the winter solstice, the turning
point o'f the your, the time-when earth
begins to be revivified In anticipation
of the coming of spring. The ancients
understood this significance and, al
though ?several chances In their colen
dur took place before the present ?late
was mnde permanent. January 1st has
boon, we are told, the generally ac
cepted date since the reign of the Ro
man king Numa Pomplllus, 072 B, C.
He decreed that the year should begin
ns lt now does, and added two new
months to the already existing ten.
The first month was named January
In honor nf tho god Janus, who was
represented by the Romans ns having
two fucos, this signifying that he was
acquainted with both past and future
events. On this first day lt was the
Roman custom to offer to Janus snort
flee upon twelve different P?tnrs.
Among the offerings wns a cake of
sifted meal with Incense mid wine.
The people took every precaution to
conduct themselves so perfectly that
nothing but good might be presaged
for the coming year." Tint?n writers of
the time say that all strifes and dif
ferences censed nt the New Year. The
day was spent In visiting, feasting and
exchanging gift?. Indeed, the burden
of giving had become so heavy that
during the reign of Claudius he felt
forced to limit it by a decree.
Tn Belgium the children are espe
cially active on New Year'?. Their
greatest fun is obtained by secreting
all the keys belonging to the various
doors of the house. Then they htde.
watching, lynx-eyed, from their van
tage ground for' the chance to lock up
an unsuspecting parent or uncle or
aunt. When once caught they are not
freed until thc,y promise a certain for
feit of sweetmeats.
In France lt ls called "le Jour de
l'an"-tho day of the year. Merry
making, calls and gifts reign supreme.
Dancing, fdnglng and wine also have
prominence. Condy, not usually al
lowed to French children, ls generous
ly given out, January 1st is also tho
day for family reunions. And In the
early morning hours relatives of any
one who has died d?'??lng the year as
semble nt the grnve l*.r a brief service.
One of the prettiest customs In the
world Is that observed nt Frnnfort-on
the-Mnln. Mnny aro the gay parties
which gather ot. New Year's eve, and
when the great cathedral clock begins
to chime the midnight hour every win
dow of every occupied house is raised
Each person lifts high a glnss and
with one voice the whole city cries
out, "Prosit Neujahr." By tho time
the twelfth stroke ls reached the win
dows are closed and quiet reigns as
the old year draws Its last breath.
In rural parts of Russia the chil
dren, who have arisen especially early
on this holiday, start out on n house
to-house pilgrimage, with pockets
brimful of dried peas and wheat
Doors are never locked In Russia, S'
lt 1B an easy matter to enter. If the
.coupants of the house thus visited
ure asleep (lie children pott with pens
those whom they dislike, und then
sprinkle wheat over (heir friends.
High mass ls celebrated on New
Year's nt Madrid. Many presents are
given between friend nod friend, and
by tho rich to the poor.
A Chinese New Year custom ls for
the people to buy or bake small cakes
made of rice, flour and sugar, which,
with .??fruit nnd dates, they put on
plaies and place before the Image of
Buddha. This ls thc one time of the
year when everybody ls religious. New
door gods ore pasted upon the doors,
consisting of colored prints of the re
puted likenesses of two great warriors
of ancient times, who were supposed
to bo defenders not only of the coun
try but of the home. On the morning
of the last day of the year they wor
ship their ancestors and the Buddhas,
and on New Year's day they worship
the god of wealth for having brought
them safely through another year.
THE RESOLUTION TREE.
Behold the resolution tree,
Lugubrious to view ;
It stands so straight lt backward
And all Its leaves are new.
It does not glitter in the gloom,
No cheerful gleam Invites,
There ls no chance for jollity
The lld ls on Its lights.
And though alluring articles
Festoon lt round about,
The branches are entirely hung
With things to do without.
WHAT THE NEW YEAR
HTHE Nev? Year means ntr? .
* opportunity to ever:? man,
woman and child. It challenges
the bast that is in them end
promises unusual reward* for effort
made. In it is the hope of years
to come concerning whatever is
for the well-being of society4.
HEAVY LOSS OF LIFE CAUSED
By Earthquake on Argentino Slope
of the Andes Mountains.
'Buenos Aires, Dec. 20.-Earth
quake shocks which on Friday aft,et
noon destroyed several towns alon^
the Argentine slope of the Andes
Mountains Were tho most severe ex
perienced in this cour.ry since 1869,
when half of the oily of Menodza was
laid in ruins. Reports from the area
where the shock was heaviest Indi
cate great loss of life and property,
upwards of 150 bodies having been
already taken from the wrocks of
At Tresportenas more than 100
perished, and at Costa de Arauja 30
moro wore killed, lt is feared that
moro victims still aro buried under
the ruins In each town. Only a few
houses remain at Tresportenas, La j
Valle and La Central, and they aro
tn a badiy damaged condition. No j
estimate of the number of persons
injured has yet been made. s , 1
Minor shocks continue throughout!
the district, one particularly strong j
tremor hoing felt yesterday after-]
noon at 5.30 o'clock In the towns of j
San Martin and Rlvndavia. The peo- |
plo nre reported as being panic
stricken. Tho city of Mendoza was
shaken, but did not suffer any exten
Red Cross Active.
In the town of Costa da Araujo the
seismic convulsion opened great
crevices, out of which hot water Is
spouting. Tho water from one of
these geysers reached a height of ]
?about 15 foot and formed a pool, in
which two persons wore drowned. A
Red Cross ambulance has roached
the village and set to work to rescue
I any sufferers who may still be allye
: in the ruins.
j More than 30,000 persons inhabit
j little villages along the eastern An
I dean slope, and as reports continue
. to add to tho long list of casualties
, apprehension la felt that tho final
1 figures will be very high. Rescue
I parties have boon sent from Men
' doza, but details from the scene of
; the disaster are meagre, as telegraph
and telephone lines aro badly dis
j The earth movement during tho
tremor was from northwest to south
east, and a number of small shocks
followed the principal concussion,
which lastod thirty seconds.
j The latest reports from Mendoza,
coming in to-night, said that the,
shock at Tresportenas had assumed
the proportions of a catastrophe. Sev
eral relief trains have been rushed
to the town, from which thirty dead
and as many dying have boen
brought out. At Costa de Araujo,
, which was virtually isolated, another'
I shock of the most vlolont character
continued at 8 o'clock this morning.
The deuth list was Increased by these
reports to SI so far counted in Costa
De Araujo, with 80 seriously in
At La Valle terrible scenes were'
witnessed. Tho relief work was most
difficult owing to the condition of
tho roads, which had been broken up
and covered with water. The church
at Ijti Valle was laid in ruins, and
the municipal building's walls were
cracked and the structure was likely
to fall at any moment.
Tho seismograph at the Mendoza
Instituto recorded three shocks on
Friday, the first beginning at 3 p. lit.
It was a sudden and violent one,with
out tho slight movements usually pre
ceding. This lastod 16 seconds. The
second movement lasted five seconds
and the third ton. The vibrations,
with lessor shocks, continued for 30
Convulsion in Pacific.
Tokio, Dec. 19.-The most violent
earthquake that has occurrod since
tho seismographic observations com
menced In Japan took place Thurs
day evening at 9.11 o'clock. The vi
brations lasted two hours, and wore
so severe that the instruments wore
unable to give perfoct records, lt ls
believed the convulsion took place
under tho Pacific ocean or In tho Go
bi desert, Central Asia.
Earthquake's Toll Reaches 400.
Buenos Aires. Dec. 20.-Tho mun
Prominent Georgia Lady
PF/OPLH who get to feeling weak
every tum and then, and who do
not seem te get the proper re
freshment from rest, sleep and rserra
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For this, yon will find Ziren Ire?
Tonic very veluable, as the Uetmony of
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J. W. Dysart, lady el a prominent
Georgia family residing seer Cartsre
*I didn't feel like sayce**,
A WALHALLA WOMAN'S EXPER
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Y Hi can verify Walhalla endorse
<R)ad this: t
? rs. A. L. Tilley, 6 James St., Wal
halla, says: "I had backache and
kidney trouble ?orno time ago and I
think lt waa canned by overwork. My
tack got terribly sore and ached all
the time. Swooping or bending over
waa almost impossible. I got dizzy
and black sp ( oks came before my
eyes. Mornings I was so lame and
sore I could hardly got around. I had
headaches and nervous spoils, too.
My kidneys didn't act as they should
end I was In pretty bad condition.
I used Donn's Kidney Pills and they
made mo feel bettor right away. In
a short Unie I was entirely cured."
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ber of persons dead and injured In
laet Friday's earthquake disaster is
now estimated at- moro than 4 00.
This figure Is based on reports from
rollet parties In tho affected zone.
Earth tremors occurred again to
Wide stretches of territory are be
ing flooded with water, which contin
uos to gush from crevices opened by
? tho earthquake. Relief work is being
carried on with great difficulty.
Large numbers of tonts sent from
Mendoza havo been received in tho
stricken villages and are furnishing
shelter to hundreds who have been
rendered homeless by tho disaster.
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in 14 to 21 Days
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D'Annun/.lo's Hoing1 Blockaded.
Rome: Italy, Dec. 21-Following
D'Annunzlo's refusal to recognize his
ultimatum, Gen. Cavlglia announced
to-day he would proclaim a strict
blockade of Flume and the Islands of
Veglia, Arbe and San Marcos, com
pletely isolating the territory occu
I pie I tor the soldier-poot from the rest
Distinctive interiors are easily
attained through the artistic
effect of the painted wall. C H
Wall Paint for walls and ceilings
produce a velvet like 'finish
which gives a room an atmos
phere of quiet refinement.
Ask your Painter, he knows
faints and 'Varnishes
We will gladly send you Tree color
charts and booklets on paints.
C. G. Jaynes,
Walhalla, S. C.
Suffered from Faint Spells
-Relieved by Ziron.
"I didn't rest well some nights, I
would be Just M tired when I got up
In the morning as when. I went to
bad. I would gat weak, and have hind
of talnty spell?-*t times hardly ubi?
to io my housework.
-I heard ut ziron, and tait maybe
a teni? would kirip me. I thought lt
would nt least atrengtfceu ma.
"I ballan Eton baa oana ma geed.
I fast batter. I am glad tu reeommand
fd aa a good tonto,"
Try 71 roa. Our mouurteek guarma*
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A GOOD FARM
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It will always stay with you.
I have a few Real Good Farms for
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Also a few Nice Homes in town, f
Call on me.
R. HB Alexander,
At Court House, Walhalla, S. C.
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NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND
All porsons indebted to the Estate
of JOHN CROOKS, DECEASED,
aro hereby notified to niako payment
to the undersigned, and all persona
having claims against said est?te will
present tho same, duly attested, with
in the time prescribed by law, or be
barred. JAMES TAYLOR,
Administrator of the'Estate of John
Dec. 15, 19K0. 50-1
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTtLEMENT
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Gutter and Repair Work.
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TINNER, . WALHALLA, 8. ?
Notice is hereby glvon that the un
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V. F. Martin, Judgo of Probate for
Oconoo County, in tho State of South
Carolina, at his omeo at Walhalla
Court House, on Thursday, tho Otb
day of January, 1920,'at ll o'clock
In tho forenoon, or as soon there
after as said application can be
hoard, for leave to make final settle
ment of tho Estate of John Crooks,
Deceased, and obtain Final Dis
charge as Administrator of said Es
tate. J A MES TAYLOR,.
Administrator of the Estato of John
Dec'. 15, 1920. 50-1
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