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We want to do your
and all other work in the Tin
and Sheet Iron Line
We will sell you a better grade of
than you have been using at the same price.
Wc make anything to order out of Sheet Metal J
Be sure and see our Metal Shingles before roof
ing your residence.
Yours for better work and material.
Gray Block, Sullivan St. - Laurens, S. C.
You ladies, who have pale faces, sallow complexions,
dark circles under eyes, drawn features and tired, worn
out expressions, you need a tonic.
The tonic you need is Cardui, the woman's tonic.
It is the best tonic for women, because its ingredients
are specifically adapted for women's needs. They act on
the womanly organs and help to give needed strength and
vitality to the worn-out womanly frame.
Cardui is a vegetable medicine. It contains no min
erals, no iron, no potassium, no lime, no glycerin, no dan
gerous, or habit-forming drugs of any kind.
It is perfectly harmless and safe, for young and old to use. ?
The Woman's Tonic
"After my doctor had done all he said he could for me,"
writes Mrs. Wm. Hilliard, of Mountainburg, Ark., "I took Car
dui, on the advice of a friend, and it helped me so much.
"Before taking Cardui, 1 had suffered from female
troubles for five years, but since taking it, I am in good health.
"I think there is some of the best advice in your book
that I ever saw." Your druggist sells Cardui. Try it.
Write to: Ladies' Advisory Dept.. Chattanooga Medicine Co.. Chattanooga. Tenn.,
(or Special Instructions, and 64-pagc book. "Home Treatment lor women." tent Irec.
The Laurens Drug Company sells
Wine of Cardui.
2 Oakland Heights
I Realty Company I
$ With cotton selling for i | cents and increasing daily. |
g there's no reason why Fanning Land shouldn't increase in Q
H value in the same proportion as cotton; therefore take ad- Q
Z' vantage of the bargains we arc- offering in various sections &
iv of Laurens County. ?
? We offer a tract of laud one and one-half mile from Water- ?
5 loo. This is a splendid piece of property. ? has one eight I
5 loom dwelling in good condition. Three tenant houses, 1
* barn and stables; will make liberal te rms, 2.\.\ acres. ?
Ninety Three acres seven mile west from Laurens, $1.200, ^
j* liberal terms, 2.|S acres in Abbeville County?three mile s ?
9 from Loitndsville, 75 acre under wire fence; 25 acre in oak ?
$ timber, 75 acres in heavy pine timber. One 6 room dwell- f
$ iug complete; one 4 room house, barn and stable. This Q
? place rents for 2500 lbs lint cotton, price $,\.000 rash Wc ?
Shave oilier lands. We are having inquiries for small tracts A
of land front 50 to IOO acre. List with us?we give our n
0 time to the handling of real estate.
? Oakland Heights Realty Co.
B. A. SULLIVAN, Mgr. Sales Dept.
X.Laurens, - - South Carolina.
Clinton Garage and
Will do any kind of machine work at
t reasonable prices, on Engines, Qas En
]; gines, Automobiles, and all kinds of farm
; machinery- ?
: Clinton Qarage& Machine Shops.
Telephone 119 Clinton, S. C.
A pretty j oung girl, well wrapped
up against the cold night, and a half
grown boy carrying a large basket,
wero crossing the street when an
automobile swung suddenly around
the corner. To save themselves, the
girl and the hoy had to make a sud
den retreat, and In so doing they
dropped the basket and It was crushed
under the wheels.
There were tour young men In the
automobile. They wero singing and
laughing and enjoying the license of
Christmas eve. They jeered at the
boy for dropping the basket, and they
raised their hats In mock courtesy to
"Miss, I didn't go for to do It!" apol
ogized the hoy, vvho had been hired
as a mess >nger. and who had been
told that the basket contained food
for poor families In the tenement, be
"I know?I know," replied the girl. 1
"It wasn't your fault, hut I'm so sorry.
The pick woman and her children
won't have the food ami toys now, hut
I have* a little change in my purse and
I can still do something. You needn't
go any farther; Ii I.? just across the
street. Good-night to you."
"Missy,'" said the boy as she was
about to move away, "yotl gave me a
(lime lo carry the basket. Here It Is.
Give it to some kill up there who
wants a mouth-organ, oh, you must
take it, and if you say so I'll wail here
till them fellers come back and hit
'em with a rock."
I "Hut how about your Christmas,
Jimmy?" the girl asked.
"Oh, I can skirmish around, same as
I alwa; s do. Night to you, and 1 hope
that sick woman will get better."
The girl crossed the street and en
tered the hallway of the tenement
and climbed to the third floor. Three
children were waiting for her on the
landing, and uttered glad shouts at
?ight of her. She had been there be
fore and had promised them that she
would come on Christmas eve. With
In the poverty-stricken rooms called
home a tick woman was lying on a
bed. She smiled and was glad at
sight of th? girl.
She told them the Incident of the
auto and the loss of the basket, and
then she counted over her scanty
Change and went downstairs to the
nearest grocery. It was little she
could buy. There would be Christmas
patlng. but no feast. The little stock
ings with their holes would be hung,
but there would be no Santa Claus to
fill them. The children stood with
their faces to the wall and wept, and
Ihn girl held the hand of the sick
v. man and shed tears.
As they sat thus the door opened
md lei iu ill.- cold air from (he hall
An old man stood outside, lie was
ragged and unkempt, ami hunger had
Riven him the face of a wolf There
was not a Kofi line In It. Peering out
nf hi.-- own door on the same Door, he
had s< en Ihn girl come bearing pack
'Ui x. There was bread on the table
before hi n
The children cried out as tin y saw
the look on the old man s face and
the girl rose up and barred his way.
"I wain bread and I'll have It!" be
"Mut yotl caul lake it from 'his
diel; woman ami these helpless chil
"I tell you I'm hungry I want
bread! Why didn't you conn- to me
ill'flt? I am old; there Is no work for
Die, but I will not die like a <i".;
Stand aside! You will not? Then
He sei/, d her by the arms and there
was a struggle, The children w.u.
ihoutlng tor help, ami tho man-wolf
was Hearing the coveted loaves when
lOmo one entered and seized him and
Whirled him about and thrust him out
j Into the hall, shutting the door on his
Oaths and snarls. The children ceasotl
their cries and the >?lrl looked lip to
lee a young man standing in (be <-.? n
j ter of the room, gazing around him
"it Is your fault!" she half-sobbed.
"You were in the auto that almost
ran me down. You laughed in my
tace as you raised your hat. Mut for
you there would have been plenty of
fowl and some presents here."
"Yes. I was one of them," the man
answered. "It is Christmas eve. and
We were out for a lark. Yes. I looked
straight Into your eyes, and In five
mlnuteH I was ashamed of myself I
came hack and hunted until I found
the boy. When he told me that you
ware a Christmas angel, and that he
had given hit last dime to help out, I
wan still more ashamed of myself ana
?f my friends. Can you forgive nae?"
"Yen. It Is Christmas eve," she said
In a voice hardly above a whisper as
stte seemed to listen to the merry
shouts from the street. "There ar*
tens of thousands of persons on the
Streets In merry mood, but what have
We hers? What bars we In every room
In this old rookery? Were 7011 think
ing of It when you crushed the basket
I was bringing??when you smiled In
to my face?"
"I was a brute," he answered.
' "I was bringing nsy llttls mite." she
continued In a deprecatory way. "I
have a widowed mother to support,
and I could not spare much. I was
weeks saving up to buy what was In
that basket. You are rich, perhaps.
It would h* ve been nothing to you."
The children stood hushed and
awed, and the sick woman closed her
eyes and wondered at It all. The
young man and the girl looked
straight into each other's eyes as they
talked, and her words seemed to cut
him like the lash of a whip. When
there had been silence for a minute,
and the oiU man-woif was heard
snarling as he paced the hall, the
yoUng man said:
"I am ashamed and sorry. Let that
answer for the moment. Will you
come with me?"
And without tli<* slightest fear In
her mind, and with a smile at the
mother and her children, Bhe arose
Intuition told her what was in the
stranger's thoughts. He carried the
bread and butter out into the hall and
placed them in the hands of the
fierce-faced old man. He fell to de
vouring them as If he had, Indeed,
been a wolf of the forest, and when
another tenant, canto out and asked
for crumbs he was frightened away
by snarls and growls.
"Now come," said the young man. ,
Up one street and down another for
an hour, they went. Wines and jellies
and fruits, they bought for the woman
whoso ailment, was starvation more
than disease?food to last for days and
days. They selected, next, gifts and
new stockings to receive them ? what
ever money could buy and the two
could bundle Into their arms, they
picked up. And all the time, though
neither one knew the name of tho
Other, they talked and laughed and
were like children in their delight.
The return to the tenement was like
the arrival of a lord and his lady.
There^was something for other chil
dren, too, and a policeman, pausing in
"I Have a Widowed Mother to Sup
port, and I Could Not Spare
tho lower hall, heard such shouts of
pleasure and so much childish laugh
ter that he glanced up the dimly
lighted stairs and said to himself:
"Old Santa must have changed his
route this year and come among the
And at a late hour, when the Christ
mas angel and her guardian walked
downstairs together and she was put
into a cab lor home, they still talked
and still laughed, nor did tie .' know
that they WOUid ever meet auaill. She
had lashed him for bis heartlesne.ss.
She wi>s hoping that be would see that
she had forgiven him. lie bad been
almost brutal lie was hoping that,
she hu I s? ? n his belter side. No cards
"fiOod-nlght," tiny said at parting:
mid when he raised his bat she know
that it was in courtesy instead of
I >;.ys hi tor, when the pr|r) visited lb ?
o'.d tenement again, the sick woman
and her children had vanished, Im'
hril lei i word behind for her The
man-wolf was still 'here, but Instead
of growling and t-howlng his teeth, he
smiled at her In another place, with
light and ait and fond and comforts
in abundance, th? girl found tho
mother and her little one-- |t was
qttlry the widow, no longer In bod,
M hlspcred: \
" lie did. ii! He did it nil!"
One evening, when long weeks had
passed, the young man was waiting at
(he honte of the girl when she came
from her place of daily employment.
"I hftVe been talking with the
mother," he said, quietly. "She sa; s
I may call What does the Christmas
(Copyright, 1910 >
A Simple Gift.
When one wishes to send little
more than a remembrance at Christ
mas yet doet< not care to use cards,
a novelty that can be made by the girl
who paints Is a match scratcher In the
form of a card.
Have an oblong background of col
ored cardboard and on It paint a
quaint figure cut from fine emery pa
per in aoft tonea of brown, heighten
ed by gay touchee In the costume. It
Is then cut out and pasted on the
back, which may be left plain or
painted with acenery to correspond.
Sometimes theee scrstchera art
done In entirely monochrome. Chil
dren with huge muffs, picturesque
colonial or OreUM figures, or qnalnt
Dutch peasants can be copied In
CREATE OR CRUMBLE.
Every man should create a foundation for success before
old age crumbles his earning powers. A small savings
account started today, NOW, will start you on the road to
independence. The farther you travel on this road the
less you will wish to turn aside.
Make OUR Hank Y< >UR Bank.
We pay liberal interest consistent with safety.
Laurens, S. C.
N. B. Dial, President C. 11. Roper, Cashier
1 For Sale! g
NJS Fred W. Green house and lot on West hy\
Main Street. Formerly owned by J. H.
m ! 1 m
QT One House and Lot, North Harper Street Jjj
- containing one-half acre, more or less,
fronting on Harper street 50 or (JO feet. ITJ
$| The Harriett Mills tfft
fti House and Lot
fejM N. !'. DIAL. C. II. ItOPKR, L#U
r If President. Sec. & Troas. 2rl^5
hi ? m 69
93 Home Trust Co. SR
Ksj LAURKNS, SOUTH CAUOI.I fe$S
V^'i^V VV^ VVV VW V VVV Wv'Vk
I Special Values at |
Children's Sweaters 50c, Misses'
Sweaters $1.50, Ladies' Sweaters,
strictly all wool, at $2.50 and $3.50.
All wool Mufflers, Togues and a
complete line of Cotton and Wool
Underwear, Cotton and Wool Hosiery,
Blankets and Flannels.
W. Q. Wilson & Co