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I know a cler*Vman Pstated Groult
. Smith, "of sluch a avtiirii cast ot
Countenance that wher I see him
place his hands in front of his bosom,
palms toward each other and finger
'tips touching, to pray, I always expect
that the next minute he 'Will ghift
them to tandem, with the. thqmb of
the lead hand touching the little finger
of the wheel hand and the thumb of
the latter touching his nose. He has
not done so yet, however, and, if he
does not make good pretty sodI4 I am
going to quit attending church."
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W. N. U.. CHARLOTTE, NO. 62-1918.
OUR Information Is In
part correct," said San
ta Claus, receiving the
interviewer in the It
brary of his ice palace.
"It is true that I have
received several flatter
ing offers 'to star in
moving picture produc
tions. But it is not
true that I have ac
cepted any one of these
propositions. I am still
in doubt as to whether
it would be the proper thing..
"I have my duty to the children of
this world, and I must not impair my
health or my power of service to them
by the strenuous work demanded In
the movies. No dorbt I would prove
a very popular star at the children's
matinees. But I wonder if the chil
dren who see me In their dreams do
not get a better and more flattqring
idea of me 'than they woul'd in the
"You see, my dear sir, the camera
does not lie. I am sure it would not
lie for me when it will not tell false
hoods about the appearance of kings
and potentates. Every child In the
world thinks of me as a very hand
some old gentleman. Some of them
may have an idea that I am inclined
to be a little stout-but a good many
others imagine I have as graceful a
form as that of a young soldier. They
think I curl my whiskers and have a
beautiful wave in my long, silky locks.
"Your Uncle Santa la Getting Fat."
-"They are not aware that your uncle
Santa is getting so fat that there isn't
room in the sleigh for himself and the
larger toys. Nor that my noble mane
of hair isn't wvhat it used to be. If
people ever sent me presents-which,
ot oo~rse 4~~nt occur t iien('-l
should, 11 o nurmur a little wish for
A bottle ot hair tonic.
"Oe .maoving picture firm wants to
put me itito a play. The plot is some
thing lice this: I am driving my rein.
deer over the treetops, when 1 am set
upon by a band of aeroplane pirates.
The pirates make me hold up my
-hands and thek divest nie of my stock
of toys. Just when the banditplano
is about to fly away, leaving me in
distress, the chief of the robbers
makes a discovery.
"Amid the pack of toys he finds a
rag doll. By the tag around its neck
he sees that it has been addressed to
his little daughter. My thoughtfulness
in remembering his little girl, despite
her father's profession, touches the
bandit's heart. He weeps, and then
to the astonishment of his pals, he
orders them to lift me into the aero
"'Now, Mr. Claus,' he says, accord
ing to the subtitle, 'we are going to
deliver your toys for you all over the
world tonight. Give us directions and
we will fly wherever you command.'
"So at my direction, the bandit's
aeroplane starts delivering the toys,
making much better time, let me tell
you, than my poor reindeers %rho were
left behind. Things are going along
fine. Our aeroplane toy conveyance
has covered Canada, the United States.
Australia and South Africa, when sid
denly, to our dismay, we find that we
are being pursued.
"'More pirates?' I ask in alarm.
"No, the aero-police!' shouts my pi
"The police had found my empty
sleigh and motionless reindeer. They
naturally concluded that i had been
robbed and kidnaped. Now they are
on the trail of my captors. The pi
rates are very much afraid that if
arrested, they will be hanged at once.
The police craft is gaining upon us.
In order that the pirates may escape,
they decide they must throw all of my
toys overboard. The vicious crew de
mands that your old friend St. Nick
be thrown overboard too; as I am pret
ty heavy, besides being the cause of
all the trouble.
"The race continues through the
"I want to raise the white flag as a
token of surrender. I rledge myself
to the captain of the pirate aeroplane
that I will plead the cause of himself
and his crew and secure their release
rrom the police. I tell them that the
police will do them no harm, after I
have explained their kindness in car
rying my toys all over the world.
"The police craft is now so close
that escape seems impossible.
"'Give me a white flag,' I cry.
"'There isn't a white flag on board
-nothing but black flags.' says the pl
rate. 'Hurry up and do something
You have no time to lose. If you don't
surrender they will shell us. And in
that case, we will have to throw you
overboard, St. Nick.'
"My mind works quickly. I have no
white flag. My handkerchief, like
those of the pirate's is a red bandanna.
W-hat am I to do? Whiz! Another
shell rips past our airship.
"Ali! I have it. It is the scheme
that saves the day."
The interviewer at this point leaped
to his feet and shouted in excite
"Well, wvhat (10 you do to have your
"I wave my white whiskers at 'em,"
replied Santa Claus, proudly. "It is
the signal of truce. Our lives and our
precious cargo of toys are spared.
What do you think of that idea for a
play? They wvant to name it, 'Santa
Claus in High Life.' Do you think I
would make a hit as the star? Well,
['mn glad you think so."
CONVENTION OF SOUTHERN COM.
MERCIAL CONGRESS AT CHAR
LESTON NOTABLE AFFAIR.
COMMERCE, DEFENSE, PEACE
Important Subjects Necessary to De.
velopment Arc Discussed by
Charleston.-T''he material develop.
ment of the South was the subject for
consideration at the last day of the
Southern Commercial Congrecss. Tho
day was officially designated as
Tle principal address of the day
was delivered by William W. Wilson.
secretary of labor.
The note of adequate military and
naval preparedness as Anecessary for
the fullest development of the South
and the nation, the avowed object of
the Southern Commercial Congress
was the key to Thursday's sessions
when the congress, turning from the
subject of world peace generally de
voted "national defense day" to a dis
cussion of measures by which the Uni
ted States might be safeguarded for
its true pursuit of ideals and aspira
TPo strike this chord the congress
authorities had broight to Charleston
a trio of speakers intimately associat
ed with the problems of national de.
fense. Secretary L0niels of the navy
department , Assistant Secretary
Breckenridge of the war department
and Lemuel P. Padgett, congressman
from Tennessee and chairman of the
house committee on naval affairs. ex.
pounded this pressing topic of the (lay
from their viewpoints.
Marching in ordered ranks through
the streets of Charleston, which afore.
time have echoed and reechoed to the
bursting of hostile shells, when thc
"Swamp Angel" barked from its lone
ly pit in the marshy lands by the sea
nearly 4,000 men of varied arms of thc
service gave to delegates and visitors
anl impressive demonstration of tho
practical appearance of a nation's de
An outline of the relations of th
of the South to the navy of the Unt
ted States, past, present and to coni
formed the main theme of the ad,
dress of Secretary Daniels at the mab
session. Mr. Daniels touched on va
rious points, stressing the South'
need for a merchant marine and th
corallary strong navy to guard it. Mi
)aniels told of thle part Wilie an
Allen Jones acomplishied in foui
ing the American navy, through th
inspiration they afforded the heroi
John Paul Jones, America's first set
fighter and leading up to the declara
tion that the South lihs a vital inter
est in maintaining an adequate and of
Mr. Bryan. leadling exponent of tihe
forces in the United States who art
battling with words against wvar am
the geiieral pirogram of de~fenst
brought his message for universa
peace to the delegates of the Southeri
Commercial Congress in the Germnar
Artillery hall, which was filled to ca
Baptists Meet Next at Newberry.
Greenville.-After a decision to ad
journ tihe state Baptist conivenitior~
spenit a busy closing (lay. Officers
headed lby T. 'T. Ilyde as presidlent
wcere elected andl a toumber of r'eportU
relating to many lphases of church ac
tivity were received. An inter'esting
featie of the (lay was the (considera
tion of the possibility of publishiing ii
Blapti1st hiistoiry, -a commitItee be(ingJ
chariged withi furt her conisideration1 01
thie (luestioni. Newherry was selectec
as the place for thIie 111 conv~enit ion
Fourteen Pay Income Tax.
Spartanhurg.-Payers of income tay
In Spartan burg county for the yeai
havo dlwinidled from 42 to 14,1 accord
ing to Auditor O'Shiields ,who is al
a loss to undlerstandl thle situnat ion ani
is making an appeal to thle governor1
office for a list of Spartanbunrg citizeni
who are pali g an inicomne tax to thu
United Stato.i government.
$40,000 Fire at Spartanburg.
Spartanburg.-Fire here dest roye(1
the stock of the Red Iron Rtacket storI
and complletely gutted thle storeroon:
occupied by the fIrm on Morgar
Square twvo docors wvest of the Chap
man building. TheIi loss is estimated
at more than $40,000. Several thou
saind dlollars worth of furniit ure owni
ed by the* Herring Furni ture com pans
storedl in the rear' of the building waII
also lost. The Red Iron Rtackel
store is operated by .1. ('. Burnis &
Co., Laurens, and is mainaged by C
Officials Visit Navy Yard.
Char'leston. - Secretary .Josephmiu
Daniels, acconmpaniedl by Senator HI
RL. Tillman and Rear Adnmiral 8amiute
McGowan, paid( a visit to the ('harhos
ton navy yardl. All of t I' hepatmnit
were' inispected by the officials.
TPho people of Charleston were v'er3
much pleased with the anniouneent
by the seciretary that as soon as cer
tamn improvements are completed thU
government will begin the construc
tion of gunboats and dlestroyers at the
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