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A CHRISTMAS FAIRY STORY
There was once upon a time a lit
tle black boy called Billy. Ho had
lived all of his short life In a black
camp with his parents and a num
ber of other uburinglnes of the tribe
lMUy had never been very kindly
treated, and as he had a soft heart
himself be some times felt It very
Now. one Christinas time, being
left alone as usual, with no presents
of any sort and no treat, ho began
to think of nil the stories he had
been told about the wiiilo children's
Christmas and determined then and
there to ilnd out what it was really
like. He had heard of the Christ
mas hills in a country many miles
off and planned to go there, believ
ing from their name that these
must contain all the mysteries of
Santa- Clase and other joys from
which he had always been isolated.
With a loving farewell to his own
mla min?the little shelter of bran
ches which he had built for him
self against the thunderstorms?he
set off with only a piece of orJpos
sum skin hung around his waist for
clothing and a boomerang in his hand.
Billy journeyed for many hours
ovor paddocks and wire fences, wad
ing bravely through creeks, water
holes and branken undergrowth,
where the snakes were very numer
ous and posionous, till he found
himself in a beautiful valley be
tween a blue and a purple moun
tain. Approaching a vineyard, he
asked an old gardener where the
Christmas h?ls lay.
"Yonder," snid the man, pointing
straight in front of them toward
the blue mountain. "This is Yarra
The little black boy was very hot
and thirsty, for the sun hud been
beating freely upon him all the way
along, so he begged a few of the
round Juicy grapes which hunt; in
profusion on the vines.
"By all means," said the good na
tured gardener, as he picked him
the largest bunch he could find, ripe
and inviting, with the bloom upon
them. Billy thanked him, saying he
hoped some time to be able to re
turn his kindness, and, taking the
fruit he continued his way with a
As he climbed and climbed, ris
ing higher and higher, the glen
grew smaller and smaller below him
until he could not see the old man
any more. Soon the hill became so
steep and slippery that he was for
ced to draw himself up from three to
tree holding first on to one branch
and then another. Blue gum and
wattles rose high above him In
monotous granduer till he began to
wonder where the Christmas trees
and stockings were and how they
nrc\v. Feeling thirsty again, he was
putting some more grapes into his
mouth, when suddenly he perceived
a poor old woman lyon on the
ground, looking very faint and ill.
"(live mo some, kind youth!" she
gasped. "1 have been sunstruck."
"But 1 have traveled many miles
on foot and am parched with thirst."
'I'm dying," groaned the other
feebly "Have pity."
Whereupon, moved to sympathy,
he gave her all ho had left.
To his astonishment as she was
eating them she turned into n love
ly fairy queen all dressed in soft,
idiimmery blue the color of the
"As you have done me a service."
she raid, "I mean to reward you in
the way you most want. You shall
have a roal Australian Christmas."
Billy was overjoyed and at her
bidding followed her through the
bush till they vouched wonderful
"nrden. ".'.led with brilliant " >??<????
and frull Wlll*h surpassed his wild
est drennifi Strawberries' grey.* in
masses all along the borders, and
the trees were laden With luscious
ripe peaches, nectarines, figs and ev
ery other southern fruit he had over
thought or heard of In or out of sea
Here they entered. and the blue
fairy summoned ten other little fair
ies Just Billy s own size and age to
wait upon and entertain him. They
were all fn different colors, so that
as they flitted about him in the sun
light with their floating gossamer
Kowns they looked like a rainbow,
(least the little darky boy:
(live him pudding, fruit and toy.
.Sing and dance and merry make;
Don t lernet the Christmas >??!>?
For (lie goodly darky boy'
Having sung and danced Tor him.
they then set the ( nristmas rllnil ir
on a long narrow table out. in tho
garden, There were strawberries and,
cream, and grape cake, mince pies
(Gunsler made so many that Christ
mas he never missed those the fair
ies stole), chocolates, pineapple dump
lings. And last, hut most Important. In
stead of a hot plum pudding with hoi
ly. hi. the cold countries have, there
waR a huge Ice cream pudding, with
precious stones instead of raisins
through it, and a piece of yellow wat
tle blossoms stuck in the top.
Five fairies sat at one side of the
table and fivo at the other, while
Hilly sat at the foot, and the blue
queen at the head. They filled their
glasses with magic wine, so that all
who drank would be lucky all the new j
year. Bach fairy's wine matched her !
dress; the green one had green wine,
the pink one, the pink wine, and the
purple fairy purple wine, and so on
till it came to Hilly, and bis was.
black with a crimson light in it, and '
he thought It more delicious than any
thing ho had ever tasted. Then they
were given each a large slice of the!
gray cake, and afterward anything
they wanted till they had appetite,
left for only the ice pudding, which
on such a hot day was most refresh- ]
ing. Each fairy found in her share
a precious stono again to match her j
dress. The yellow fairy got a topaz,
'the heliotrope an amethyst, the blue!
a sapphire, and so on till it came to j
Hilly, who, after eating for some time,
suddenly closed his white teeth upon
something very hard and. taking it
out and looking at it found it was an
opal with every one o?* the fairy col
ors combined gleaming in it, and
exclaimed, "That is a magic opal,
and the owner of it will some day |
become chief of his tribe." Hearing
this, lie put his mouth under his ton-!
gue for safety, for, as be had no'
clothes, of course he hud no pocket. I
The fairies then, seeing he had no
stocking to hang up, presented him
instead, for a Christmas box, with a
new boomerang, telling him it was a
charmed one, so that whenever, he
wanted anything he1 hud only to
throw the weapon high into the air,
and it would return with the object
of his choice and lay It at bis feet.
Hut alas, there was a wicked lit
tle goblin, peeping through from the
bough of a peach three, a-id, though
he had not beard about or seen the
boomerang, he had caught all regard
ing the magic opal ana had seen Hil
ly place it under his tongue. So when
the little black boy had bidden good
by, thanking the fairies for his Christ
mas feast, and started home again he
was waylaid in the bush by the evil
goblin, who had followed him out
of the garden to rob him. Hilly re
fused to give up his stone and cried
for help, but the goblin knocked him
down and beat him till he lost con-1
SClousness, Then the wicked creature
forced open his mouth, stole the magic
opal and ran away with it as fast as
he could. When poor Hilly recovered I
ho soon noticed thai (lie opal was
gone and guessed who had taken It, I
but he was in despair of ever finding
it again, so sitting miserably on the
ground, he opened his mouth wide >
open and cried long and loud. Hut
this he soon realized was a silly use
less thing to do. .lust then he spied j
his boomerang, which he had quite
forgotten, on the ground nearby, and.,
remembering what the blue fairy had
told him, he picked it Up, and. Jump
ing to his feet, he threw it skillfully
high Into the air.
Away it swung without touching
the '.ees. and. sure enough. ;.s the
goblin, a couple of miles off. was just j
admiring his plunder, the boomerang!
lifted it OUt of his hand before his ;
very eyes and carried li back to the I
feet or its rightful owner. Hilly shout-:
ed idr joy, and pulling il once molt' in
his 'mouth, he took his wonderful toy
under his arm ami sped down the hill.
When be reached tho vineyard he saw
the gardener still at work, so. asking
him what he would most Ilka as a
token of gratitude for tho grapes,
tho old man looked him up and down
nnd answered "There is not much a
little ftdlow like you could do for mo."
"I can tit) my best," said Dil I y.
"There is only one thing I want.''
said the gardener sadly, "nnd that
is the little daughter I losi in the
bush a \ear ago."
No sooner said than the boomerang!
went whizzing through the air as be
fore, ami In a few moments it came I
floating swiftly back through the blue,
haze with a little fair headed Child
seated happily and safely upon it.
With joy too deep for words, the old
man clasped her in his arms, and
Hilly triumphantly left them together
ami journeyed on again over pafldock
ami fence till at last he found himself
back in the black camp where his lit-[
He inia and aborigine companions,
,voro. When they found how success
fully he COUld throw and the wonder
ful things the boomerang brought
back he grew so very popular ami rich
that they at length made him chief
of the tribe. Then he married a SWCel
little black girl with the tightest,
tiny black curls ami tho blackest pos- '
slide eyes. Kound her nock he hung
the magic opal, and as she wore it
always they lived happily ever after- '
ward ? Leslie's Weekly.
What Cores Eczema?
We have had bo many inquiries
lately regarding Eczema and other
skin diseuses, that we are glad to
make our answer public. After care
ful investigation we have found that
a simple wash of Oil of Wintergreen,
as compounded in D. D. n , can be
relied upon. We would not make
this statement to our patrons, friends
and neighbors unless we were sure
of It?and although there are many
so-called Eczema remedies sold, we
ourselves unhesitatingly recommend
D. D. 1). Prescription.
Because?We know that It gives In
stant relief to that torturing Itch.
Decause?It cleanses, soothes and
heals the skin.
Because?It enables Nature to re
pair the ravages of disease.
Because? 1). D. I). Starts the cure
at the foundation of the trouble.
Because?The records of ten years
of complete cures of thousands of
the most serious eases show that D.
P. D. Is today recognized as the ab
solutely reliable Eczema Cure.
Drop into our store today, Just to
talk over your case with us.
The Laurens Drug Co.
or email headstone* receive the
same careful attention from
our exp rt workmen. W? buy
carefully at the quarriea and
watch every detail of designing
finishing and setting of memo
rials. Don't buy frt m travel
ing agent* or catalog*. We can
show you the matei ial. wheth
er It be granite c n ai hie. and
are glad to advis* with you n
bout improvirg ycur c? metery
Iota. Lot us phow you the dif
ferent Ri unites and marbles
and tell you about thim. ZZZ.
P. F. BAXTER ? SCN,
Nfvleny, S. C. II
Columbia, Jicw berry & l.aureus lt. R.
Schedule In effect Oct. 6th, 1910. Subject to change without notice. Pub
lished as information only, the schedules indicated are not guaranteed.
No. No. No. No.
52 54 A. C. L. 55 68
6.10 lv Charleston ar 10.00
9.54 lv Sumter ar 6.20
C. N. & L.
11.15 5.00 lv Columbia ar 11.15 4JU*
12.42 6J!f? lv Prosperity ar 9.50 3.31
12JMJ ?.44 lv Newberry ar 9.32 8Ji0
1.50 7.35 lv Clinton ar 8.44 2.84
2.S? 7.56 lv LaurenB ar 8.20 2.12
0. & w. c.
4.00 0.20 ar Greenville lv 7.0u 12.20
4.0.*? ar Spartanburg lv 12.20
S. A. L.
?.'27 2.28 ar Greenwood ar 2.38 lAi
.??..'?5 2.56 ar Abhevillo ar 2.08 1.02
6.05 5.04 nr Athens ar 11.60 10.30
8.45 7.15 ar Atlanta lv 0.55 s.o<>
Xos. 52 and 53 arrive and depart from Union Station, Columbia, daily and
run through between Charleston and Greenville.
Nos. 54 and 55 arrive and depart Gervais Street. Columbia, daily except
Sunday and run through between Columbia and Greenville. ft
Note?Black face type Is for P. M. and light face typo is Tor A M.
For Information, ask agents or write
J. F. Livingston, S. A. W. J. Cl'ftlg, P. T. M.
Columbia, S c. Wilmington, N. C.
Mail orders promptly
filled. Goods sent on
approval to responsi
All Goods Bought of
Every year styles seem to improve and every time the Christmas season rolls around we can say,
with all honesty, that our stock is more attractive than the year before. This year with the return of
prosparity manufacturers have mide an extra effort to improve their lines and have certainly succeeded,
not alone in more attractive patterns, but in the addition of many entirely new ideas of the practical
kind and you won't have half as much trouble selecting a gift this year for the ones who seem to hav
everything. Our Christmas stock is now complete and the following list gives just a suggestion of a
few of the many attractive gifts to be selected at our store. Come and look around before the rush com
mences. We can suggest lots of suitable gifts and will assist you greatly in making out your Christ
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Solid Gold, Plain and Engraved
.$2.50 to $18.00
Gold Filled. Plain and Stone Set
.$1.00 to $(5.00
Plain and% Hand Engraved Styles In
Solid Gold at $1.25 to $6.00 and in
Gold Plate, 25c to $1.00
Butch Collar Pins.
Odd Designs In Gold and Holled Plate
from.50c to $10.00
A good quality diamond is a con
stant pleasure. A poor one a con
stant disappointment. The quality of
our diamond easily recognized, espec
ially when a comparison is made.
Diamond Rings.$7.00 to $.100
Diamond Brooches . . . .$8.00 to $200
Diamond Lockets . . . .$8.00 to $.'?0.00
Diamond Scarf Pins ..$7.50 to $10.00
Diamond Links.$3.00 to $40.00
Beautiful Patterns, Well Cut
at.$8.00, $4.00 and $5.00
Some Entirely Now Effects, Hange
Ing from.$6,00 to $16.00
Large and Small Styles in a Oreat
Variety of Designs at prices from
. $8.00 to $10.00
Bon Boi' Dishes
Our Leader at $1.25 is a Beauty, Oth
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Black Rihhon. Gold Mounted and all
Cold Styles in Gold Filled and Solid
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Cuff Buttons and Scarf Pin to Match,
tho Most popular (lift for a Man
this year.$1.00 to $15.00
Beautiful Fancy Stone Effccl in Piain
and Elaborate Settings, All the
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Solid gold, pendants set with Ame
thysts, Jades, Turquoise, Peals, and
Diamonds, price from $7.00 to $150.00
Brooches, (always appreciated by the
ladies) can he found here in endless
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Prices from.25c to $150.00
Cold Signets, for baby, sister, brother,
father, or mother, Cold set rings,
with Ruby, Amethyst. Turquoise,
Topaz, Pearl, Opal. Sardonyx. Moon
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Collar Buttons, it Practical Gift,
.25c (o $1.50
Bracelets, Hal Pins. Etc., in Endless
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Effects in a Oreat Variety Nickel.
Silver and .Sterling ..75c to $5.00
The genuine article, in Cake Plates.
Howls, Vases. Chocolate Sets, Bon
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Price.$1.50 to $80.00
Plain and Fancy Styles. Our Slock
III all Represents many Different
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.25c (o $2.50
Plates, Vases. Pitchers, Trays. Choco
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Jims, Smoker s Sets. Cigar Jars. Pin
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Lady and Gentleman $5.00 to $25.00
Useful and Attractive, a Pleasing Gilt
for Either Man or Woman. . $1.00
Candle Sticks. Trays. Jardinieres. Fern
Dishes, Smoking Sets, Hook Hacks.
Etc-.. In American and Imported
Brass, Costing from . $1.50 to $15. i|
Men who do things carry the
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.America what she i >.
Price ?xed by printed ticket ?
J>;>5 to $150.
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watches from tho cheapest to the high
est prlcod, are fully guaranteed. We
Men's Watches from ..$2.00 to $125.00
Ladi.-s' Wac hes from ..$5,00 (0 $75 00
Boys' and Girls' watCIICS from . $1.00
.Is . .
25c to !?l ?"?
75c to *:i.on
. .25c In 75c
,50c to $1.50
.50c to $1.50
25c to $1.00
.silier Plated \rtlclcs.
,,.r y ... f.. V'i'-Ji ? . "'.',!;
IIO.OOl Napkin Ring 50c I? $MMH
ill's ('up- 75c to *:! 50: Kakii
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Plain Signet, Hand Engraved, Fnncj
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Sterling Silver and Gold Plato, Solid
Gold Buttons.$1.50 to $12.0(1
Silver and Plate.25c to $2.00
Sterling Silver Ftincj Pieces
Sugar spoons. Berry Spoons, Meat
Forks and Other Serving Pieces
Mail) Patterns.$1.00 (o $l0.(in
Itiead Trays. Sandwich Plates, lion
Bon Dishes and Other vrllclcH Ol
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Bed Boom ( locks
New Style Clocks in Brass and Ma
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.$1.50 (0 $12.0(1
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