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THE- EMPTY STOCKING
PLEASE DON'S EORGET ME. SANTA CLAUS."
Thc.'.g'.i I; o" . ? ... '.....'.v.:'..: l .> Ivok :it i'. lb it- picture preaches, a sermon more powerful than the words
? ' : r.-. n o. n do.
Its pathos gut s <ii? ;> down to tie '.art of every man and woman an<| gives iho heart sti iitgs a twlsl that
mi. t jara lo tho eyes of many und a choking in tin' throat of all.
Lei n? subdue Unit grief and do what wo can 10 ace to it that such a feeling conies not to darken the
i,'hrlstnms Day of any little child in tills community.
Take your ntreel pntidui over the children whose homes uro located near you. Perhaps lliero tire many
'/ho arc morn fortunate than you and their children will have more than yours. I'or this you must not f? 1
ivy. v ei.- (;wn precious little ones give you more pleasure than all the other man's worldly possessioiiK,
>:t (Iiero ma;, ho sum who have lit n so stricken by adversity that Christmas Day means only a day of sor
?iw itutl despair. l?*or those In such conditions, tho children of the house hold are the cues upon whom this
*light will fa'.l more heavily. It inuy moan the blackening of a life for all lime. Thai child-like faith
/hieb v.e are told to emulate and which is the most saving element in human life Is a most delicate thing, it
? rstcd, i. crushed beyond revival of li.'e. it menus the loss of n faith in almost nil things else. Life becomes
? hollow mockery, a delusion, a thing wherein deceit, fraud and hypocrisy are the largest factors und wo ?.
vful woe, to him who surrenders to this belief.
To the child this may come as a result of crushed hope and dream this Christmas Day. Il in your power
o present it. don't let it happen. Seek tactfully to tint! If there is a possibility of Its happening nein you. It
?ill not be cold chanty's ta-k. but the reaching out of a warm, human heart feeling that will make the child
avo one blight and beautiful day In the year.
Sunday School superintendents, teachers in the school, t mcherg In the Sunday School, pastor, lather and
w.others and grown-ups Who have no children of their own. it Is your duty to look around yon and sec that
the little ones are not to be. like this little girl on Christmas Day.
Il does no! take much. A little doll, a little toy. so inexpensive, but so priceless to the little one as show
ing that they have not been forgotten. How lender is the heart of a little child. How easily hriltsed. How
? isily touched into a Hume of love by kindness and remembrance.
Lei this be your solemn duty this Christmas. CJIve 1 >v to the children and especially to those who may
"ml it a day of blackness and grief uncontrollable.
? The Greenwood ! ndex.
MAGD?L THE DEVOUT.
The silliness of night by over th
i sac rod city. The moon shed ii-^
In li'Ahl over Iho ":M lops of the
uses and cast an occasional ray
?..ah into the daid;. r rroA streets,
net'l i> i t. houci th. ? weary
,s i 1.1 mingled wit Ii the inhubU
i~ us they wenI to aim iro seek
. shelter lor Hie night. Some had
n< ninny miles mi slow nioving
in ! - and many had com ? i.I. Till
p il ihcrchiiuts had boon ImrtorinK
1 selling (heir wares and exchang
i.lugs With t: ieiul - in the
i- and market place. Occasion
.. Woiuiiii soldi i would join a
? of t'llkcrs i>) discover iho cause
. : so much gesticulation and discus*
'oasnr's |M'o<' In mal ion had gone
ii (lint 'h<- people should he mim
ed mi I r?is had brought many
I 'iplo !? the <-iiy of (heir lathers.
? . y <?..?.. (t. ?w" eiiroll"d "oh tii..ii
illlles and had Come from all parts
I'he liighl was far spent Alien this
: viiifi humanity had III last sepn
? ed Hi 'If into places oi rest for
i lllgllt, Some had gone (o the inn.
o'hers i<> wherever a night's shelter
?<'..lid be found. The streets were de
.-? teil and th: I stillness Which I'd
l as midnight was o\?. >? sacred
? v of Jerusalem.
''Illl.v Hie deep sigh of i n ox as ho
Ij.V in his bed of straw or Hie snort
i ? a camel blowing a straw from his
r. ? triis made a nave of sound. The
t/"xmi HglH was reliected from the
?: nie of the temple and paled as it fell
< the marble walls of Herod's pal
n< ?". All nature was hushed in breath
b.sa expectant adoration. (). mystery
< : mysteries! brooding in this won
\urustus Censer, in his royal pal
.- ? at imperial Home, knew no more
tr< unfolding of the mystery than the
rubiest slave who *iep, at his nias
t- s feet. They little knew that na
tion after nation would rise to rail this
f vht blessed.
Mngdnl had not loft Iho mm pie nil
day. After her early morning pri y
ors and songs of praise she had pol
Ishod the plates for Iho shell hrend
und rithlicd the brass eiindle siieks,
that stood hi froni of Iho altar, When
?1 ? had gone hack to her Iii \ le cur
' tallied room in iho reai of iho i< m
pie, slie could hear iu?tii> fool-steps,
as Ihe people passed her way going
to the priest to give tithes, or bring
Ian offering as li snorilloo for somo sin.
j or n thnnk offering lor a blessing re-,
l/or mans years Mngdnl had done
i i -o services nhouj die lOUlple and
die remainder of hor time was . :>?.m
In prayer; or rending the void:, of the
prophets, She had renounced all
earthly pleasures when bei young bus-!
'hand was pierced by the spear ol a
Kornau soldier, and she saw him laid
away in the tomb. l-'roin I hill day she
vase up all else and devoted her life I
to service in ihe temple of (Sod and i
to prayer for her people Her day and |
most Of the night was spent in prayer
ami worship. Ifei constant prayer
was for a Savior for her people one
who would lead them to glory and
victory in this life and a peaceful hap
piness in dial life beyond the grave.
Her people were eagerly hoping and
wailing for a king. The promise of
the prophets, they thought, was the
coming of a glorious earthly king.
They bore Ihe \oke of the Romans
with the hope that their king would
some day cast it off.
Tonight Magdal felt the wonderful
mystery in the atmosphere. She felt
it in her own soul. She drew back
the curtains of her room and looked
out into the Jong dark passage-Way
that led info tlte inmost temple where
the altar stood. She listened as If
expecting a call from somewhere.
Nothing answered her, nothing but
the great silence. As she came bae*k
nnd knelf beside her jOUCh there was
a great throb In her heart and she
exclaimed?"How long, O Lord!"
Magdal rove from her knees and
opened Hie liny window of her room]
and gu/.od fur out in lo tho silent j
night. Her tare looked even whiter1
than ever before, a;; she drew the
dark purple veil hack closely around
?er hair Sh ? looked toward the east.
..nd as she prayed, pouring out her
soul lo (Sod to send a Savior In her
people, to take uwny their sins and
t.i he their king, her dark eyes caught
ii llghi not I heir own the. light of the
divine soul shone from ihem "Her
people had wailed so long, so many
trials and afllietlons had 1.n theirs
? was it mi the hour lor tin; Savior's
Magdiil knew mil In w long she
prayed for night ul'fei it had
prayed thus. As she looked out at
tho great viittil il dorn? ol the heavens
sin- saw ii star colhli .v ? If it were
;i ulntern swung lmm ih ? hand of
some luightj ititgH. it grew brighter
as it ; raveh (I to i he em f, The \. uati
gazed in wonder, not ; dievii .-. Iier
own eyes, Who I hour ol llie night n
was she did not know or cure I'oi the
wonderful star hold iie.r uinn/eil I'm
getting physical weariness Hud hang
ing with wondering eyes on litis gr-Mil
ii seemed to stop and stund as It llxed.
pointing its long bright lays fur away
toward the little city ol llothlehoin.
Magdal still stood, ga/.lng speech
less Into the heavens, when out of
the mysterious stillness she heard
videos Singing as If in the ail about
her. hui so far away she could only
Catch the refrain.
"Olory to (iod in the highest and
on earth peace, good will toward
With one wild rush of Joy Magdal
ran into the temple and as she nearctl
the altar the holy Are blazed Up and
Magdal fell on her kl.8.
When the priest came into the tem
ple next morning there was a heap of
clothes lying in front of the altar.
Raising It be found the still, cold
face pressed to the marble floor,
Magdal's spirit had joined the chor
us of angels that sang r n Hethlehom,
Mrs. I C.Carllngton.
DR.KING'S (VCW DISCOVERY
WH! Surely Mop Thai CooQh.
The auditors otlloe will he open
from the first of .lanuary to tho L'Olti :
of February, IUI I, to mnko returns of
all personal property for taxation and
wherever changes have been mad.' in
For the convenience of taxpayers,
the auditor or his deputy will attend
the following named places t<> receive
returns for said year to wit:
Clinton, .lanuary 0, from 10 a. Ill
to 2 p. in.
Lydia Mills, .lanuary !), from ?< p. ">
to S p, III.
Itenno. .lanuary l". from 10 a. in to
Clinton Mills, .lanuary in. from .". p. I
in. to $ p. in.
Mountville, .lanuary II, from lea. m.
to _' p. in
Cross IUI! lanuary 12i from 10 11.
III. to L'. p. Ill
Waterloo, January i '. from I" a iii.
_'. p. in.
Dr. W C Thompson's, .lanuary It],
from 10 a in to 2 p in.
Marlins Store, .lanuary it. from
a 111. lo 12 111.
Brewerton, .lanuary it. from 1 p.
m. to t p. m
Sharp's Store, .lanuary is. from '.?
a. in. to iL' m
Princeton, .lanuary IS. from i p in
to 1 p, in.
Tumbling Shoals, .lanuary 10, from
10 a. in to 2 p III.
, l>.D. Harris's, .lanuary 20, from '?'
i a. in. to 12 in.
Ablior Babb's, .lanuary 20, from 2
p in. to ."? p. in.
V. A. White, .lanuary 2:;. from !? a.
in to 12 in
Stewart's Store, .lanuary 2U, from 2
p, III. to Fi p. Ill
Cook's Store..lanuary 21, from i?1 a.
in. to 2 p. in.
Young's Store, .lanuary 20, from I"
a. m. lo 2 p m
Pleasant Mound, lanuary '_'('. from :?
(1, m. to 12lU,
i l.nhdford, .lanuary 20. from 2, p, in
to .*> p. m.
I Ora, .lanuary 27. from 0 a m to 12 in,
'.Vetts Mill. Jnnunrj 27. from 2 p in
i.i " ii. m.
All lin.le <iii.'en< hot we n the lig
i I 21 ai d 00 years on Hie 1st of .laii'i
ary, oxoepi those who are Incapable
of earning a support from being maim
ed or from other causes, are deemed
polls. Confederate veterans excepted.
All laxjayors an- required to give
Township and Xo <t School l)i?.;riel,
! Iso state whether proper!) is shunted
in town or country. Fach lot. tract
or parcel of lliml must be entered
After the 20th ol February, FiO per
conl penalty will be attached for fail
ure to make returns.
I BOSS DOBBOH
Dec. !>. I'.HO Id.
Piles! Piles! Piles!
\\ lllianis* Indian pile Olntmenl will cure
Blind, in.ling and Itching riles. It ab
Borbs tho luniurH, allays Itching at onco,
acts uh ;i poultice, sive? Instant relief.
WllllaniH' Indian Pile Ointment Is pre
pared f>>r Piles und Itching of the private
pnrfs. Druggists, mail f.Uc and $1.00.
WILLIAMS MFG. CO.. Props.. Cleveland. Ohle
I,aureus Drug Co.. Laurens, S. ('.
nowdrill Oil you have only Inc
wciolil o! 1 lit* nrlicle cooUoti, Intl NO ADDED
GREASE WEIGHT. It cooks llmninh and
ihrough, BUT NEVER PERMEATES!
Wesson Snowdrill Oil positively produces Inc lifjhtcst,
dainties! delicacies wliicli lite culi
nary art can boast. Il is scientific
ally mined by an exclusive process,
loa den roc ol pcrlccl hcallhlulncss.
It is lt)0 coonine, value, and 20%
more economical Inan tlir. best
lard, and <M 1-3% more eco
nomical Inan built r 01 olive oil,
11* constantly on guard auainsl substitutions and imitations which
have been inspired l>v its success, I jII Km tin- genuine \Vc?on
Sm wdiill Oil. mailt
THE SOUTHERN COTTON OIL CO.
COOK 1 A-V vom lU.ilei loi Ihf I.
r?c ' II his tiipply I? tsluustnl,
B0D* I Inn .'.r.' r's mtnr ..ml ?r
IRtf J itiah liom ihc I? ?Hu? ? ?
lit.- Umoot \V?
NEW ORLEANS CHICAGO
i r.nowdiltl Oll COOK HOOK.
itltrOtooif Atlanta ofllcf, Klv<
Dt lirr. With U'lcmli.l ICMlMO.
M??toa?&??a?<a?<K>0E!2;^2 ."E3 'SE* <3& OC.t Q? <?5 <K> CX3 43 <&S> <30 <K> OP <
$700 F. O. B: Detroit Mich. |
Guaranteed for one year
Swygert & Teague, |
I Phone 315. Laurens, S. C. J
Ts i '?: \V< miA rs
Shoes f< )? .i ti ((I. foi fct? nr. ; i ( ! f< i Lie* vx ir. fcl.e (,s f e r n er-, v e n < i ; i d
children. 5 hoes .or every pm \ ere iieu- ;l.e sup. lor which gcod shce.* are
Slippers-now we've said it--for < w sli] | er i how is w< rth c< ming miles t<<. ( e.
House slippers, bed room slippers, hath slippers, ties, pumps, etc, etc.
We've every form of slipper known to the trade.
You'll run no risk in selecting Christ mas Footwear here, for
we will cheerfully make any exchanges > ou desire after Xmas.
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