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I CHRISTMAS DOES
NOT STAND ALONE J
TT? F CHRISTMAS stood alone lt ? !
JIJ would he nu 1<1U> mockery, jj
But lt duos not stand alono. j\
lt is part of a your. Yet it ls a <J
peculiar part, lt ls that brief K
period in which thc child rules
Ii marks nowadays the cul
mination of n civilization which
hus had a lending principle.
The selfish, the hard, the grasp
ing and the unsparing are out
and apart that one week from
the great flowing tide of the
development of the world's '^1
progress. The man or womun
who does not know this or see
lt or feel lt ls allen to the Chris- j
tlan spirit and to all the prod- ?
ucts wrought by the Christ
spirit In the twenty centuries
Christmas day, then, brings a IK
message. But it also sings a W
song of hope and calls aloud a ij
prophecy. The message ls that .j!
gentleness ls stronger fur than J?
force g?>,? that the greatest pow: \\
er on earth is'the compiling
-power of tenderness.
Every Christmas tree Is lit
with that light. The great flood
of presents bears this as Its
message. Tl io cheer and
charity of the'whole season ?re
fed by this love.
If the result of this process
ls only a century flower, how
ever, or one that blooms even
only once it year, then of what X
uso ls this more than that, this
grotesque fact than that
Rtrnnger plant? It ls a curious
phenomenon only, a hothouse
spectacle and not an abiding
food product.-Rev. Dr. David
M. Steele. Philadelphia.
NONE FOR HER.
Mr. Bacon-I see by using a modified
wireless receiving instrument a French
scientist has been able to detect thun
der storms more than SOO miles dis
Mrs. Bacon-Well, dear, If you were
thinking of getting me anything like
that for Christians, forget lt. I cun
hear thunderstorms soon enough as lt
CELERY AND CHEESE SALAD.
Chop nlcoly bleached, tender celery
fine and bind lt together with mayon
naise. Line an Ice cream dipper with
cottage cheese, then fill up with the
celery mixture, packing lt In well.
Screw out tho cones on crisped lettuce
leaves arranged for Individual serving.
CHRISTMAS FOR THE BABIES.
Never deny the babies their Christ
mas! It ls the shining seal set upon
a year of happiness. Let thom believe
in Santa Claus, or St. Nicholas, or
KrlsR Kringle, or whatever name the
Jolly Dutch saint bears In your region.
NO MISTLETOE TRUST.
"If mistletoe was positively neces
snry to Christmas osculation," salt
Uncle Eben, "dahl be a mistletoe trusi
in no time."
Oh, pleasure may Itself refute
An for Itu Rifts wo call.
We work BO hard In Its pursuit
We have no fun at nil.
Habitual Constipation Cured
in 14 to 21 Days
.LAX-FOS WITH PEPSIN" is a specially
prepared Syrup Tonic-Laxative for Habitua
Constipation. It relieves promptly bu
should bc token regularly for 14 to 21 doy:
to induce regular action. It Stimulates ant
Regulates. Very Pleasant to Toko. 6fk
- ~m$ # .?
.European beet sugar productior
for 1920-21 ls estimated at 3,800,
OOO tons, an Increase of ovor 1,000,
>ff the Slate |
Br MARY G RIA H A Ni BONNBR
Copyright. 1921, Wdlnrn Nownpaper Union.
T * 110 was a young
[> resent she
wus very wel
come. She hud
furnish h o r
new li o in o .
When she had
received d u -
plicate which were not initialed she
hastened to the place from which they
hud been purchased and picked out
other articles of lieauty and of house
Her friends had really been remark
ably kind. She had been surprised
to find how roady the shops had been
about taking bo^ck gifts and substitut
ing ?wUh others; or In engraving pres
ents wliicij h8,fj not already been en
graved. OhTy one lind charged for
engraving-the gift had been purchased
at "wholesale rate" and so engraving
was not Included.
Altogether from the point of view
of presents ns well as from tho point
of View of a mate she had done re
markably well. This would enable
them to make a very good appearance
In their home without having to draw
from the none too plentiful savings.
She viewed everything over again
one evening, presents and those which
were exchnnges. There was Just one
thing among them that was not nec
essary and not particularly pretty. It
was a gravy-dish. She knew of no
particular use to which she could put
lt-she hod ono of thc kind she really
She could not exchange lt. It had
a monogram In the center.
"I know what I'll do with lt," she
said to her husband. "I'll give lt to
Molly Stevens for a Christmas pres
ent. She has been so good to us and
Pd like to show her how much I
"You know she ls going to get mar
ried in the spring-that ls-her en
gagement ls all but announced.
"Don't you think lt would be a good
Idea? She was so helpful about my
wedding and she lins told me, quite
confidentially, that the wedding will
he tu tho spring.
"It would be a good Iden to give lier
"I'll Give lt to Molly Stevens for a
something for Christmas that sha
could have for her new home.
"We really can't afford to buy
another thing just now and that will
"Hut the monogram?" her husband
"Oh, that can he taken off you
know, and another one put there In
Its iilace. I heard some one ordering
that to he done lu one of the silver
shops tho other day."
"Yes, that's a splendid bien," her
husband heartily agreed.
"I'll go down-town and attend to lt
tomorrow. T haven't much time.
Christmas is almost here."
"Our first Christmas," said the
young husband os he clasped his
bride to him.
"Our first Christmas," she mur
The next evening he asked her If
she had nrrnnged about sending the
gravy dish to Molly Stevens.
"I couldn't send lt," she said.
"Why not?" he queried.
"Because of the monogram In the
center," she snld.
"But you told me that that could
be erased by the silversmiths and n
new monogram placed there" her
"I know I dbl." the young bride
answered, "hut you soe they told me
today nt the shop that lt would be
possible to ?lo lt were lt not for the
fact that lt bad been done so often to
this gravy dish Mint they wouldn't
dare take rt chance with lt again.
They'd not he able to ovoid boring a
hole Mils time! It has been given
away once too often for me to put to
any uso," she sighed sadly.
"And I shall .lust send Molly n
Christmas card. After all she ?lld no
more than any one else!"
Celery and Banana Salad.
Cut the bleached portions of crisped
celery Into half-inch lengths. Mix with
lt an equal quantity of ?Heed banana.
Arrange lu small mounds in lettuce
cups, ure--; villi mayonnaise and gar
nish iv a English walnut meats, or,
If novelty is desired, serve lu banana
MANY ( ABS STOLEN ANNUALLY.
70,000 Cars with 970,000,000 Value,
Were Stolen this Year.
A dispatch from New York says:
Automobile thieves are reaping tho
biggest harvest in history. Mest es
timates show cars stolen this year
will number 70.000. their total value
Insurance agents say depression
impelled many to abandon tho high
priced cars and collect insurance for
Carelessness of automobile owners
is another big factor. Tests revealed
that most owners do not lock their
Detectives made a test in New
York streets. They counted 8 1 cars
equipped with locks, 66 of which
were not locked.
"Is lt any wonder that Insurance
restrictions on automobile insur
ance?" said W. 'P. Young, secretary
of tho National Automobile Under
writers Conference. "Fifteen per cent
off the Insurance premium ls given If
tho car ls protected by safety lock
ing devices, but of what advantage is
a safety lock on tho host car in the
world if the device is not used?"
A tremendous increase in automo
bile thefts ls shown by figures for
\'ew York city and for niuo Eastern
and New England States.
Thefts have more than doubled in
1021 over 1020. Fewer stolen cars
Thirty thousand automobiles were
stolen In 28 largo cities during 1920.
Chicago leading with 5,500 and New
York next with 5,200. This total has
greatly increased during 1021.
Figures in Eleven States.
Secretary Young, of tho Under
writers Conference, furnishes the fol
lowing statistics for thefts and re
coveries in eleven States-New York,
Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey,
Maryland, Connecticut, Massachu
setts, Rhode Island, Now Hampshire,
Vermont and Maine:
1021 1020 1921 1020
Aug. 701 267 198 107
Sept. 76 1 364 201 127
Oct.820 120 249 170
Total .. .2295 105 1 648 407
These were insured cars only. Tho
total number of cars stolen in the.se
States during the three months were
nearly four thousand, for it is esti
mated that only about 60 per cent i f
all cars stolen are insured against
The Figures for New York.
Automobile thefts became so num
erous In New York city that, sonni
months ago the police department
discontinued the practice of report
ing thefts to newspapers. Insurance
companies have just made public
these figures of thefts of Insured cns
in New York city:
1921 19 20 I'IL1! 1920
Aug. 308 111 09 10
Sept. 298 IT? 9 4? ll
Oct.isl m 52
Total ... !? I 1 451 171 133
This table shows not only a hugo
increase in thefts, hut also a decrease
In recovery of stolen cars. Insured
cars recovered in New York In 1920
totaled 133, or 29 per cent, while In
1921 the number recovered was 174,
only 18 per cent.
In nine, months last year I 129 ca:s
were stolen In Alabama, Arkansas,
?Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Missis
sippi, North and South Carolina and
Virginia. Tho thefts have Increased
In the entlro country ibero were
registered last year 8,309.605 pas
By MARY GRAHAM DONNER
Copyright, 1921. Wett?m N?wapai>er Union.
i^"y ?T WAS very
quiet in the
\v o r o chasing
ouch other with
vigor i-.nd II
guyot y und
sense of tho
he heurd shouting ucross streets, wish?
lng others "A Morry Christ inns."
Now and nguiu the wind blew loud
ly, but not shrilly nor harshly nor
with u walling sound. The wind, too,
seemed to be quivering with happi
ness. All of nnturo had joined to
gether to be as beautiful, as radiant,
lu honor of the day as possible.
The hills were covered with snow.
The branches of the trees were laden
with lt. Icicles hung from eaves und
from corners of houses, and windows
were frosted with exquisite designs.
The shrubs, loo, were covered with
snow, it looked more like Fairyland
than anything else.
In the house they were walting, walt
How tense and long seemed the walt.
How nervous, bow frightful, and yet
how marvelous-if all went well.
Hut Just suppose everything didn't
go well? Suppose anything happened?
Hay Clarke paced up and down the
floor and wondered how be could have
been so happy-so free from nervous
ness for so long a time.
He hated the great beauty of the
outside world. When he heard people
wishing each other "Merry Christinas"
he almost hated their smiles and their
How deeply he loved Lillian. She
was worth all the Christmas presents
In the world ! Of course. There were
no two wnys about that.
And the doctor had said with such
u genial, merry twinkle In his eyes:
''WeAr^'^tancy the young son and
heir wRI be a Christmas present from
tho missus to you 1"
He had laughed at the time, and
Lillian had blushed and smiled and
laughed, too. The doctor was such
a friendly old soul-he hud been the
doctor when Lillian had been born.
And he was flue, too.
Hut perhaps he counted too much on
Lillian's strength. Ray had been sent
out of the room and he hud been alone
here now for so long.
At first he had been so full of high
spirits. Hut the delay had been so
strange. They hadn't told him there
would bo any such delay. They had
simply sent him out of the room und
had said that everything was ull right,
and that they'd come and. tel! bini
soon to be back to see his child.
He would go upstairs. He couldn't
stand this another moment. And lt
was so quiet. Ho had fancied it
would not bo quiet. Then he heard a
strange shrill voice.
How curiously lt sounded. Was
thut Lillian. She must be very 111 to
have a voice sound so curiously. He
never heurd lt like that.
They ooubln't keep him from her.
She would want him, too. Of course
sho would !
He hurriedly ran up the stairs. The
doctor was at the top of the stairs.
"Walt a moment ; not so fast ; not so
fast," tho doctor smiled. "I was com
ing to tell you."
"Couldn't you have let me come to
her? Old you have to walt until lt
was all over to come and tell me?"
Ray sahl In a husky voice.
"She wanted lt to be that way,"
tho doctor said. SHH he was smiling.
How could he smile at such a time?
How hurd and inhuman doctors be
"I don't believe n word of lt," he
said. "She wanted me, I know. I
heurd her cry. That was lt. You
kent me from her. You wouldn't let
me go to her and she-she -wanted
"My dear Hay, just n minute," the
doctor said, but U?y hud rushed pnst
him and was m his wife's room. Tears
were in lils eyes.
Oh, he'd never forgive himself that
he had consented to do whal the doc
tor bad told bim to when suddenly
he noticed that billian wa looking at
him, her eyes wide open, smiling hap
"ind you hear him shout out n
'Merry Christmas' to you, Hay?" she
"lt was the baby who cried?"
"Not a cry, my love, 'Merry Chrlst
uuiB* was what ho said !"
"Lillian, my own, ray own," ne mur
mured, and bent down over her. And
now the tears came freely. Ile didn't
catv nt all about them. Nothing mat
tered. For the tear*-they were UM
tears 9t Joy I (
in d Day*
Do It Better
One man with a FORDSON
TRACTOR can do more
work easier and with less
expense than two men can
do with horses. This means
that you with a FORDSON
TRACTOR can actually
raise more crops, with less
work and less expense. And
this means that your profits
will be greater with fewer
hours of work.
Besides tho FORDSON will talco
caro of every power job on tho
farm. It is light, alert, llcxiblo in
control and operation, yot it has
power and endurance to sparc.
You should seo tho FORDSON
at work to appreciate ita wonder
ful capabilities. Wu will gludly
give you tho proofs if you will
ask for thom, either by a personal
cull, phono or post cord.
Piedmont Motor Co.,
P. O. B. DeUoit
HEAD DOOK IN FIVE MINUTES. !
Former |*resi<lent Could Give Splen
did Criticism After Krief Perusal.
President .lames A. Oarlleld and
President Janies (j. Plaine were mon
who possessed unusual faculties, ac
cording to A. B. Farquhar.
"Oarlleld, afterward the President,
was the most rapid reader I have
ever seen. Ono evening when wo
were sitting together in the Judge's
library, he asked Garfield if ho had
read a book which was lying on tho
table. Before ho could answer Judge
Black was called out of tho room,
and Mr. Garfield remarked to mo:. .
" Wo, I never sow this book be
"Me took lt up and, turning tho
pages rapidly, had gone througa it
by the timo the Judge returned, dur
ing which brief time lt was evident
that Garfield's solo acquaintance
with tho book was not over five min
utes, and the Judge answerod that
five minutes was long enough for
Garfield to get tho gist of any book.
"Afterwards I told Judge Black
that. Mr. Garfield had glance] over
the book for about five minutes, and
Mr. Garfield remarked:
" 'Oh, yes, 1 have read lt.' And
then ho went on to give a very inter
esting and peculiarly thorough crit
icism of tho work."
GUILD'S BOWELS WITH
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP.
Murry, mother! Even a sick child
loves tho "fruity" tasto of "Califor
nia Fig Syrup," and lt. never fails to
open tho bowels. A teaspoonful to
day may prevent a sick child to-mor
row. If constipated, bilious, feverish,
fretful, has cold, colic, or if stomach
is sour,' tonguo coated, breath bad,
remember ti good cleansing of tho
little bowels ls often all that is ncc
Ask your druggist for genuino
"California Fig Syrup," which has
directions for babies and children of
all ages printed on bottle, Mother!
You must say "California" or you
may get an imitation fig syrup.-adv
Mrs. Scrap: "John. I've invited
one of my old sweethearts to din
ner. Do you mind?
Scrap: "Certainly not; I always
like to moot lucky people."
The Quinina That Does Not Affect the Head
necauaeof tts tonic and laxative effect, T.AXA
TIVK BROMO QUININK labetiet thon ordinary
Quinine and doea not cauae nervouanes nor
rWinsr In head. Remember the full name nnd
look (or the signature of lt. W. GROVK. 30c.
NOTION TO TRESPASSERS.
NOTICIO Ls hereby given that any
trespassing on my lands, or any lands
under my control, ls hereby positive
ly forbidden, under pain of tho pen
alty prescribed by law for tho offense
of trespassing on pr?valo property.
Any entry without written permis
sion from mo, for any purpose what
soever- hunting, fishing, cutting of
timber or any othor such offense
will be handled legally.
VV. O. WHITE.
Walhalla, B.C., Dec. 14, 1921.- I*
NOTICE TO TRESPASSERS.
AM, PERSONS are horoby notified
not to trespass on any of my lands
in Oconeo County, S. C., without
written permission from me, by
hunting partridges, rabbits, squir
rels, opossums or other game, or by
cutting timber for cross-ties or for
lire-wood, for tho purpose of mar
keting same. All persons so tres
passing will be prosecuted as tho law
provides. WM. J. STRIPLING.
Dec. 14, 1921. GO-1
NOTIOF TO TRESPASSERS.
WE, the undersigned, hereby for
bid any Hird Hunting on any of tho
lands owned by us or undor our con
trol. Any entry ls forbidden posi
tively, and all trespassers will bo
dealt with to tho fullest oxtont of
the law. (Signed :
S. A. TOW,
E. A. ANDERSON,
L. C. WILSON,
II. H. WHITEHEAD,
J. L. CHOW,
J. M. BELL,
L. 10. PEATON,
W. D. MOSS,
J. S. HARRIOTT,
A. Q, HAND,
J. IL HUNNICUTT.
Dec. 14, 1921. 50-1 *
NOTICE I'OR Pl DINO COUNTY
ALL PERSONS having Claims
against Oconeo County who have not.
already filed same with the Clerk of
tho Hoard will please do so during
the month of December, having samo
duly sworn to.
If you have already sent in your
Claim, please do not send it again, aa
it. is already on Hie and will receive
the attention of tho Hoard in duo
time. Hy order of tho Hoard:
J. C. SHOCKLEY,
J, H. S. DENDY. Clerk.
Dec. 7, 1921. 49-52
No Worms in a Healthy Child
All children troubled with Worms have aa un
healthy color, which Indicates poor blood, and as a
rule, there la more or 1 ess stomach disturbance.
GROVE'S TASTELESS CHILL TONIC given regu
larly for two or thrco weeks will enrich tho blood.
Impi'ovothedlitestlon.aml actas ageneralStrenttth
enlng Tonic to tho whole system. Nature will then
throw off or dispel the worms, and the Child wlllbo
tn perfect health. Pleasant to take. 60o per bottle*