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ilE CHRIST CHILD
cross the snow the home lights glow
From the myriad hearts alight,
nd through the street with noisoless
The Christ-child walks tonight.
t silent gates, outside He waits,
To find a fitting spot.
e thino the shame, if through thw
The Christ-child enters not.
fhere joyous notes from children's
The old glad song begin,
lhere love impels and kindness dwells,
The Christ-child enters in.
here hate has room, pride sits in
And wrong invokes unrest,
hough green the walls and br-ight the
He cannot be a guest.
ut where the thought that angels
To earth's enraptured ears
ood will to men and peace, again
The Christ-child, listening, hears.
[e turns His feet with welcome sweet,
Enters, and there Abides.
ngels know best how such are blest
Through all the Christmastides.
HRISTMAS FACTS IN BRIEF
lay Celebrated as Christian Festival
for Centuries-Holly Once
a Sacred Plant.
Christmas day Is the anniversary of
he birth of Christ, ald has been cele
rated as i Christian festival for sev
ral centuries. The Christmastide lasts
rout the 25th of December to the 13th
if January, the twelfth tiay after
The origin of the Christinas free is -
bscure; the thought of Christ as the
,ight of the World itd the Tree of L
,Ife may have given rise to the light.
earing tree, or the popu!e.r old belief
hat every Christmas eve, trees blos
omed and bore fruit, may have been th
he foundation of the custom.
Gift-giving is, of course, the echo
f the Vise Men's gifts; and mtinco a
le, turkey and plum puddings are b.
todiern relies of the pagan feasts. ft
anta Claus, known to every child in Ix
very land in this old world Is the per
onification of the spirit of loving and
The holly, synonyirotus of Christ- it
Irs, was a sacre( plant, and1 tho is dI
hoe a mysterious ilhit, supposed by a
he ancient Druids to have some mys- w
Ic power of hea ding and preventing
ilsfortune. It was never allowed to ft
ouch the groun(, hence the modernI
uperstition that it is unlucky for a
ialstletoe bough to fall fran its place.
t wats dedicated to the Gotless of a
.ove, whleh explains the custoi of Y
:lssing under the mistletoe. b
k SEASONABLE SERMONETTE
Cheerfttlness is at personal posses- I
s!on, but you cat
i Hand some of it iln to those whose lii
weary, drab lives
I itpreset naught but it grih strug
gle to exist, whose ci
Inheritance is labour and sorrow
-si ranger to joy.
So, in kindly spirit, go forth, seek,
and find some of il
'These joyless ones. Bring some
cheer into their lives.
4 Mlake it a Christmas resolve that
you will, oult otf yotir
Ahuiridrance or sullciency, imarke,~
ithi kindiv heart, the
Suni to sinie at Christtnts ini (lne
poor it hoitne at leaiist.
) D~o this, anid thle deedi shaill bring
you such1 5 :'('4t joy
itmi saltictiIon that thle remiem -
birnrce of it wIll mtake'
' Your own Chittst mas a "'happy"
onie ini died antid in trth.ii
Dauighter-Say, tin, whitt (10 you
vant ene to get you for ChrIst mns?
De Close-Well, if it's tall the same
o you, I'li jusi keep the mioney.
Christmais is riot just a (lay
of tree-trimmting and toy-giving
for the kiddies-net just a hioti
daty for younrgsters e~o otgrow.
Its spirit is of the heart, the soul
--comunail between us unad all
those whtomt we hold dearly as
our fiends. It chcantes not,
however we nmay. May its glow
be reflected for you through all
the comrinlg year.
Christmas All the Yeari
lryery 'tine that Chirletmas comnea
rouipd uagain we wonder why wa
aivenl't ctltivated the Christmas spi'
l' alli the iean.
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THE KIDNEYS STOiMIA(
BRONCHITIS SKIN I
DR. W. R. I
1206%4 Main St.
AI) SAVES LIVES
OF TW(- "')3 FIREC
Aiken, .Jan. 6.-For the third time in s
e last few years. Pine Ridge Camp
lo miles from Aiken, was burned at 9
early hour this morning and only
a miracle were the guests saved
om the burning building, a large
o-story wooden structure.
Mrs. Daniel B. Smith of Boston,
ved herself from a burning death by
mi ag fro nithe second story win
>w but managed to save a quarter of
million dollars worth of jewels
hieh she tied around her belt.
H1er two g ra.ndchildren were rescued t
omi the upper story by the heroism
little Willie Black, an Aiken boy,
ho staying at Pine Ridge. Securing
abdder. the lad not more than 15
ars of age, elimbed the second anI
ought out one of the children. In
>ing so he was badly burned, but un11
oanted he went back up the ladder
rough the flames an1 got the other
lild whose scre:uns could be heard
>ove the roaring flames and1 crack- h
ig timbers. lidway down the lad- s
r the hieat became so intense that
c brave little hero had to throw the
ild to somei on the ground.
Mrs. Smith, Willie Black and Miss
inborn, a woman doctor, one of the
onri; to's of the place, are in the
When Dr. Sanborn and Miss Crock
On Practical Sen
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Consistent with C
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IS SOME lIDEOUS
e CHRONIC DISEASE
EA SUCH CASES
e It Is Too Late!
OOD PRESSUIE LIVER
:11 TROUBLE ASTHMA
COLUMBIA, S. C.
r, the proprietors of Pine Ridge
amp, awoke the house was in flames.
'he stairway leading to the upper
tory was on fire, the flames having
ained such headway that fire extin
uishers could not avail against them.
)r. Sanhorn sustained sever burns.
Pine Ridge Camp is two miles from
Liken. The main building is sur
ounded by a number of small cabins
11 of which were occupied by North
rn guests, the camp beng a very pop
lar place. One of the cabine were
urned. In the main building were
nly I)r. Sanborn and Miss Croker,
irs. Smith of Boston and her daugh
'r Mrs. Robert Shackleford and two
hildre: and little Willie Hlack, the
ereo of the fire, except. for whose un
aunted bravery the lives of the two
ttle Shackleford <hildren would have
een lost in the fiames.
Pursuant to (Conmmission issued by
lonorable W. Banks Dove, Secretary
f State, the undersiLgned will open
ooks of subscri ption to the cJp:ta'
tock of Pinewood Ice & Coal Corpo
tion at the store of A. G. Stack at
2 o'clock, Noon, on 'Thursday, the 8th
ay of ,an try 1920.
T. Blrooks Mims,
A. E. I elder,
A. G. Stack,
R. .J. AycVoc'k,
E. N. Felder,
linew0ood, S. C., .1 an., 2nd. 1920. It-c
A. C. BRADHAM,