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"California Fig Syrup" is
Child's Best Laxative
Hurry, mother! Even a crbss, sick
child loves tho "fruity" taste of "Cal
ifornia Pig Syrup," and lt never falls
to open the bowels. A teaspoonful to
day may prevent a sick' child to
morrow. If constipated, bilioUsyfe
verlsh, fretful, has cold, tij/hm, or if
stomach is sour, tongjffe ' coated,
By Christopher G. Hazard
(?, 1022, Western Newspaper Union.)
^IX^HAT was tho left-over doll
vv thinking about as sim bung on
tho topmost twig of th? Christmas
tree all alone? Perhaps about all tho
other gifts that had been taken off
by loving bands and given to the hoys
?Uid giris. Maybe she was wondering
whether there would bo a Christmas
tree every winter, bearing such nice
fruit in such a strange season, if there
had not been such a grpat gift from
God as come on Jesus' birthday. Moro
than all, however, she must havo been
asking herself why ah? was left over,
why nobotly wanted her, why the
name that was pinned on ber dress
had not been called.
She was as good a doll as ever was
made. Her eyes would open and shut,
she always had a
smile upon her
face, her checks
wore rosy, she
did not have a
pug nose, and
ber dress was
they put her on
tho tree sho
thought her name
would ( be tho
very first .one.
She could hardly
walt to hear lt,
nnd sho won
dered if they
would never get
carols. Now it wns all over and
she wasn't wanted ' at all, not by
anybody, not even by Snlly Wiggins,
who had no doll-not even one. She
wasn't wanted I Oh, lt was too had,
and her eyes tried to wink out two
So they put her In tho basket with
tho other unwanted things, and there
the mbdster found lier the next Sun
day. She was lying there fast asleep,
with a little carpet sweeper near ber,
and a box of candy close hy, and a
looking glass by her side. At her feet
there was a spruce cono that had
fallen off of tho tree, and the blt of
paper that had told who sho was
meant for, but her eyes were shut
she hod retired from tho world, no
one wonted lier.
There she was still when tho min
ister came into tho room the next
Sunday morrlng. But now her eyes
were wide open, only she wasn't look
ing at the presents in the basket. She
was awake, but turned away, and still
trying to squeeze out some tours bo
causo she was left over. And every
time tho minister took ber up she
would shut her eyes nnd go to sleep
ngniii, unless he held her up pretty
straight, nnd then she seemed to be
sad, and to bo dreaming about being
left over, even while she was awake."
She wasn't Awake even on chil
dren's doy until little baby Mower
came In to get ready to he baptized,
but as soon ns he held her up she
opened her ' eyes, nnd when she saw
what a pleasant little hoy he was shu
looked pleasant nnd hopeful ngnln.
Then he put her down, nnd she went
to sleep nnd slept until Christmas
came ngnln 1
. With a new Christmas there she was
upon a tree once more, nnd 'they
Virare singing enrols ngnln and getting
rendy to call olY tho names. This timo
she was sure that somebody wouM
want her, for> she had been patient a
whole year, jand she hadn't made any
fuss even though she had felt so sor
ry. Besides, this was the very best
tree they had ever had, and so many
had como to see lt. It was full of
gifts-not like tho little tree that tho
minister saw in the corner of n house
parlor-tho mother said, "It's most nil
tree and paper, but lt's a tree"-thero
For1 Constipated Bov
Tho nicost cathartic - laxative to,
physic your bowola when you havo
is candy-liko Cascarots. One or two
breath bad, remombor ? good cleans
ing of the little 'bowels is often all
that is necessary.
Ask. jrour druggist for genuine
"California Pig Syrup," which has di
ppJctlons for babies and children of
all ages printed on .bottle. Mother!
You must say "California" or you
may got an imitation fig syrup.-adv
were go-c?rfs, and everything, and ari
Indian tomahawk to go with a boy's
warwhoop, and some fringed panta to
bo put on with them, and a picture
of a little girl In red, under a big
umbrella, in a snowstorm, and "Ain't
this a nice snowy day?" written under
the picture, and lots of things, and
tho left-over doll, looking so friendly
and nice-nicer than ever. *
Well, thoy began to call tho names,
and almost the first thing somebody
took down the
left-over doll and
gave her tp' Polly
Rankin 1 Polly
ls just tho dear
est child I know.
It was Polly who
had said that she
wished she bad
a doll^to pet and
bring up right.
I nm sure that
Polly will do lt.
She will make
the left-over doll
feel very much
wonted. She will
teach her to be always cheerfulT She
will find her very obedient, aad even
nicer than she looks, and sho will be
kind to her. I hope that when thc left
over doll Is grown up she will be Just
like Polly I
"Santa Claus" is a corruption which
originated apparently In Flanders or
possibly among tho Dutch, of the name
St. Nicholas, a saint noted for his
j love of cldl dren and his boundless
! charity. Ills "day" was perhaps De
I cemher 8, originally, but since tho dls
! placement of Old Father Christmas,
? the British representation of the
Christmas spirit, ho' ls celebrated al
most universally as tho Christmas
Do tho right thing at the right
Act quickly in time of danger.
In timo of kidney dangar, Doan's
Kidney Pills are most effective. Ask
Mrs. W, II. L. Ramey, James St.,
Walhalla, says: "The first symptom
of kidney trouble in my case was a
bearing-down pain in the small of
my back. I didn't have ambition
enough to do anything and when 1
bent sharp pains shot through rpy
kidneys and almost took my breath
away. I had severe headaches, and
dizzy spells and my kidneys didn't
act right. I tried several remedies
but got no relief until I began tak
ing Doan's Kidney Pills. In a short
time I felt Uko a different person and
Doan's cured mo entirely."
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy-get
Doan's Kidney Pills-the same that
Mrs. Ramey had. Poster-MUbum Co.,
Mfrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
Tho Work of tho Blue Ridge.
Somo yen rs ago a Dutchman who
workod by tho month for tho niuo
Ridge road was told that February
that year had twonty-nino days, it
hoing leap yoar.
"l'y golly'," he said, "if it has
j dwondy-nlno toys, it's some of dat
tam Blue Ridge Company's vork. Doy
iss nlvays makin' do pay schmallor
an' do monts longer."
Ono Detail Overlooked.
A pressuro of flfteon pounds on his
wire bumper throws out tho clutch,
applies tho brakes, cuts of tho Igni
tion and blows tho horn.-Sclenllllc
lt seems to do about everything
except take charge of the body.-l)o
trolt Motor NeWS.
tonight will empty your bowels com
pletely by morning and you will feel
splendid. "Thoy work while you
sloop." Cnscarots novcr stir you up
or grlpo Uko salts, pills, calomel ur
oil, and they cost only ton couts a
box. Children love Cnscarots, too.
By Christopher G. Hazard
(?, 182*. Weatom Nowapayor Union.)
?T M SORRY for anyone who has to
bo out tonight," enid Mrs. Gentle,
ns she drew down tho window shades
and stirred the hearth Are, shutting
the light in and tho darkness out
and sending a host of sparks up thc
chimney to scare away the storm. Tho
disappointed wind howled in its rage
and shook the house, the ?snow
whirled about and heaped Itself up,
tho cold tried to got in at every crack
and crevice, but Nelly and her rnoth
er were as snug and safe as ' any
Christmas eve could wish to And
them. Tho Christmas. tree looked all
ready for the youngsters who were
fast asleep upstairs and dreaming
about lt, with Its
bundles and glid
ed balls lt fairly
twinkled in tho
firelight, Uko the
star of hope that
guided those wiso
gifts to tho
Christ Child long
Nelly, "this ls
as comfy as lt
can be with
father -away on
the wild sen, hut
I don't quite Uko
to have the out?
side of the house
all dark; I Uko to think of friendly
lighthouses when lt storms and of our
house as a kindly guide In the dark
"Well," answered her mother,
"suppose we do ns they did In that
lovely story wo read the1 other day,
and put a candle In tho window to
guido the Christ Child through tho
storm, and you can hang up another
stocking, In case he should come."
So tho four stockings by tho chim
ney corner became Ave, a shade was
lifted a little to give a glimpse of the
pleasant room, and the lighted can
dle sent Its beams out Into the stormy
night, looking for any little wanderer
who might be astray. The cheering
rays played with the snowflakes and
they seemed to feel invited In ns they
pressed upon the window panes.
Whilo they sat there listening and
looking, there came a step on the
stair and there was Tommy, In his
nightgown and peeking through the
partly opened door. Falling to seo
Santa Claus, he was about to flee up
to his room again, but Nelly caught
him and said that he must sing them a
song first, as a punishment for bis
curiosity. Tommy hod just loamed a
new song, so ho was willing enough,
and this was lt:
Five llttlo brothers sot out together
To Journoy the lifelong day;
In a curious cnrrlago, all mado of leather,
They hurried away, away.
Ono big brother and three quito small,
One weo fellow, no size at'all.
The carriage was dark and not too roomy,
They, could not move about;
The five little brothors grew quite gloomy,
Tho wee ono bogan to pout,
Till tho biggest one Whispered,
"What do you say?
Loot's leave tho carriage ani run away."
So off they scampered, the Ave together,
Far away they sped;
When somebody found the carriage of
Oh, myl How Bhfi shook her head!
'Twas ber llttlo boy's shoo; as everyone
The Ave little brothers wer o Ave little
Then, with a bow, Tommy was off
to his dreams again.
The fire was burning low and so
was tho candle, so lt was time to go
upstairs and get
out of Santo's
way, hut Just as
Nelly and her
about to do so
there came a lit
tle face up
against the win
dow pone and
they heard a
small volco, so
faint that they
could not know
what lt was say
ing. It took. Nelly
but a moment to
throw open the
door and bring
the llttlo strang
er In, but lt was
longer than that before they could cud
dle him up Into comfort and wann his
cold little toes. It was not until Christ
mas morning that the searchers found
out where the llttlo hoy had wandered
to, and when they carno to Mrs. Gentle's
house he'was happily busy In open
ing his stocking, and did not wont to
go home. After he had gone away,
with his stocking under his arm and
candy marks all over his face, Nelly
sold, "Mother, I think there is a good
deal of truth in that story about guid
ing tho Christ Child to your house
with a lighted candle."
(X. Y. Christian Advocate.)
An Inquisitive old lady was always I
asking her minister questions. One
day tiro persistent lady asked: "Mr.
-, can you pioaso toll mo tho dif
ference between Cherubim and sera- j
Tho minister thought deeply for a i
minute or two, and thou quietly re
plied, "Well, they had a difference,
madam, but they havo mado lt up."
- . -
During tho first 'bree months of
1922 a total of 10.2i?:t.072 pnlrs of i
jcotton stockings woro exported from |
tho United Slates.
is the final answer to th
With a Fordson one m
easier, and at less expens
With a Fordson you c
crops with less work, :
hours of work.
With a Fordson you car
drudgery on every powe
whole year arouud.
Let ua give you the proofs ol
the Fordson. Call, write or
WALHALLA; 8. O.
Phono No. 34. Authorized I
PORI) - LI NCO!
ping early, ain't
Well, you soo I,
want to git my
present before ray
around to buy
ing their wife's
pros en ts,
Christmas Trees and Stockings.
Two Christmas practices, both old
and very pretty, that have come down
to us are the Christmas tree and the
hanging up of children's stockings on
Christmas eve. Each provides a way
of making gifts, and the way provided
by the stockings is especially pleasing
to children. Perhnps it is going out,
but in homes whore lt ls still followed
there are delighted children on Christ
mas morning when the mysteriously
filled stockings are examined In some
thing like awe blended with great
pleasure. The Christmas tree sur
vives, and no Christmas school festi
val ls complete without one, brilliant
with lights and loaded with presents,
presided over by a merry yet vener
able Santa Claus.
Some Individual with leisure and
curious mind has figured out that 00
out of every 100 men receive a necktie
ns a Christmas-gift. The estimate ls
conservative, hut how many of the
neckties so bestowed are worn by their
recipients? The giving of neckties is a
perilous proceeding always, for a neck
tie Is essentially n matter of Indi
vidual taste. Many n man gets neck
wear at Christmas that he could read
ily enough admire ns part of a curtain
or a drape, but that he would wear
only under the compulsion of a gun
levoled ut his head.
lo tono and etrongthon
tho organ? of. digestion nnd
elimination, Improvo appotlto,
etop slok hondachos, rellovo bil
iousness, oorreot constipation.
They aol promptly, .pleasantly,
im idly, yet thoroughly.
Got a ^^vg^Sy Yeur
?bo. BOX ^>JS^ Drualat
NORMAN DRU? CO.,
Walhalla. H. O.
Subscribe for The Courlor. (Dost.)
ng Low Price
e high cost of farming
tan can do more work
? than two men can do
an actually raise more
lower costs and fewer
x save money, time and
r job on the farm-the
? the great savings made by
phone today. .
WESTMINSTER, S. C.
Dealers for Phono No. 41.
iN - FORDSON. .
MORE COTTON USED NOVEMBER
Just Past Thau ia Any Similar Period
Since in October, 1017.
A dispatch from Washington says:
Moro coUon was utilized during
November than In any month since
October, 1917, the census bureau
has announcod in Its monthly report
on colton consumption. Tho cotton
spinning industry has shown In
creased activity for several months.
Cotton on hand Nov. 30 in con
suming establishments amounted to
1,721,425 bales of lint and 95,069 of
linters, comparod with 1,379,770 of
lint and 82,109 of linters on Oct, 31,
and 1,655,359 of lint and 152,652 of
linters on Nov. 30 last year.
Colton on hand Nov. 30 in public
storage and at compresses amounted
to 4,197,059 bales of lint and 21,634
of linters, comparod with 4,329,902
of lint and 16,812 of linters on Oct.
31, and 5,292,941 of lint and 177,
378 halos of linters on Nov. 30 last
Active spindles numbered 3 4,664,
630 in November, compared with 33,
859,076 in October of this year and
34,428,339 in November of last year.
Import and export statistics aro
not available. The statistics for cot
ton-growing States follow:
Consumed during Novombor, 363,
813 bales, compared with 346,435 iii
October this year and 322,593 in
Novombor last yoar.
Cotton hold Nov. 30, in consuming
establishments totalled 1,107,826
bales, compared with 875,981 on Oct.
31 this year and 877,486 on Nov. 30
Cotton held Nov. 30 in public stor
age and at compresses totalled 3,
983,011 bales, compared with 1,124,
5S9 on Oct. 31 this yoar and 1,952,
202 on Nov. 30 last. year.
Cotton spindles active during No
vombor nu m herod 15,859,962, com
pared with 15,83.1,059 in October of
this year and 15,189,965 in Novom
bor last year.
Cotton oxports for November were
858,337 bales, including 2,827 hales
of lintors, compared with 79 8,664
bales including 1,535 halos of linters,
Dozier with State Welfare Board.
At the December meeting of tho
State Board of Public Welfare Major
James C. Dozier, of Hock Hill, was
elected executive secretary of tho
Welfare Board to succeed Rov. G. C.
Williams roslgnod. Mhjor Dozier was
with the 1 1 St li Infantry. 30 th Divis
ion, in Franco and ls Ono of foin liv
ing South Carolinians to wear the
coveted Congressional medal having
been cited for conspicuous bravery
during tho World War. Ho ls nlso
a dirtctor of the Hock Hill Chamber
of Commorc'e, a diroctor ot tho Rock
Hill chapter of tho American Red
Cross and a Rotarian. He received
his education in tho public school::,
Welford Fitting School and Wofford
College. Major Dozier ls recognized
ns a man of tho highest character,
Integrity and oxecutlvo ability, and
his general training and Inclination
flt him admlably for his now position
Slono bridges wero first buiR by
WANT/5 THIRTBEN-OBNT "STAMP?
l'ho Entire History o? United States
Hound Up in Figure 13.
Postmaster General Work has re
ceived from membors'of the,Ameri
can history class of tho Shepherd
College Stato Normal School, Shep
hordstown, W.. Va., a petition that
tho Postoillco Department again issue
stamps of the 13-cent denomination,
which was recently abandoned.
The petition declares that the on
tlre history of the United States ls
bound up lu the figure 13 and gives
the following historical reasons why
tho 13-cont stump should bo issuedr
America was discovered on tho
night of the 13th of tho month.
The republic originally consisted
of 13 colonies.
Tho first official flag had 13 stars
and 13 stripes.
Tho "American Eagle" requires 13
letters to spell lt; as does also the
motto, ."E Pluribu8 Unum."
The first word to pass over, tho
trans-Atlantio cable was ^transmitted
on the 13th of the month.
The silver quarter is written all
over with 13: AroundVthe head of
Liberty are 13 stars; the eagle bears
an olive brand, with 13 leaves in ono
claw and 13 thunderbolts in tho
other. On his breast is a shield bear
ing 13 bars, and in bis beak is a rib
bon bearing the motto with 13 let
ters; each wing has 13 feathers, and
it takes 13 lottors to spell "quarter
There aro 13 letters in John Paul
There were 13 ships In tho fli'Bt
Amorlcan navy. ,
Perry's victory on Lake Erle was
won on tho 13th of tho month.
Tho StarsS and Stripes wore raised
over Fort Stun tor on the 13th of tho
Gen. Pershing arrived in Franco
on .lune 13,1917.
The 13tb amendment to the Con
stitution freed tho negro slaves.
It would not cost any moro to
make a 13-cent stamm than any other
Tho potition to Postmaster General
Work-also suggests several designs
for tho stamp, all oom memo ru tin g
the 13 colonies.
y I'ui loan Honor? Ilishop Finlay.
A Greenville dispatch says:
The honorary degree of doctor of
divinity was conferred by Furman
University recently upon Bishop K.
G. Finlay, of tho Upper South Caro
lina Episcopal diocese, and the de
gree of doctor of laws upon Rov. E.
J. Forrester, pastor of tho First Bap
tist church of Sparta, Ga The con
ferring of tho degrees was a part of
tho annual Founders' Day exercises
at Furman. Tho two honorary de
grees wore voted by tho board of
trustoes of Furman during tho com
mencement exercises last June, but
neither Bishop Finlay nor Rev. For
rester was able to bo present at com
mencement exercises, and tho con
ferring of tho degrees was postponed
Bishop Finlay and Rev. Forroster
were the principal speakers at tho
Founders' Doy exercises. Bishop Fin
lay ls a graduate of Furman of the
class of 1890.' Mr. Forrester gradu
ated from Furman with tho class-of
dob for Husband and Cook.
(Charleston Nows and Courier.)
There is a certain young matron
of Charleston who is a bil absent
minded, and consequently apt to con
fuso matters at times. On one occa
sion she was fearful lest she would
forget to order tho chicken in time
for dinner. Throughout the forenoon
she kept repeating to herself, "Chick
ens-grocer ! Chickens-grocer."
Finally when the hour approached
when she was accustomed to call tho
grocer, she took up the phone and
"Have you any nice young gro
"Why, yes, madam/' came in a
surprised tone from the other end.
"This is Mrs. Jones talking," sho
wont on, "and I want you to send mo
a couplo, dressed." "
"Sond you a couplo, dressed!"
"Well, no; you bad better send
thom undressed, and then when my
husband comes home he'll wring
their nocks and the cook cnn dress
To Stop a Cough Quick
take HAYES' HEALING HONEY, a
cough medicino which stops tho cough by
healing the inflamed and irritated tissues.
A box of GROVE'S O-PEN-TRATE
SALVE for Chest Colds, Head' Colds and
Croup ls enclosed with every bottle of
HAYES* HEALING HONEY. The salvo
should bo rubbed on the chest and throat
of children suffering from a Cold or Croup.
Tho licolloft effect of Hayes' Healing Honey In
atdo tho throat combined with tho healing effect of
Grove's o iVn-Truto Salvo through the pores of
thc skia soon stops a cough.
Doth remedies aro packed in ono carton and tho
cost of tho combined treatmont ls 35c.
Just ask your druggist for HAYES*
"Flowers that Bloom In tho Spring."
A Greenwood dispatch says:
Purple iris that normally blooms
at Easier whon Easter comes late in
April arc In full bloom nt tho homo
of Mrs. J. O. Mallison, on Edgefleld
?Venue hero, and the plants aro flllod
with buds, which tiro expected to bo
In full bloom Christmas. No protec
tion lifts been givon tho plants, and
they wore only inducod to bloom out
af season by tho mild woother that
has prevailed throughout tho fall.
Strawberries have been ripening
boro f tho gardens for tho past few
weeks whore grass has protected tho
ninnis from tho few slight frosts. A
groat immy green leaves aro still
clinging to trooa, and some Christ
mas evergreens being gathorod'aro
not evergreen nt all, hut plants that
have not yoi. boon klllod by Trost.
Holling It Down.
"Moses," snid Undo Eben, "was a
;roat lawgiver. But do way ho was
mtlsflod to keop do Ton Command
ments short an' to do point shows ho
wasn't no reg'lar lawyer."