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PREPARING FOR HIS ANNUAL JOURNEY
CHRISTMAS FOR TWO
By AGNES HOWARD BUTLER.
Tho two Children sat on the edge
of their chairs In the bleak asylum
parlor, whore throe holly wreaths In
tho curtainless windows proclaimed
that it was Christmas. Both wen
dressed in the institutional blue and
white chock, and there was a red
Rhiningnoss about their faces which
told of tho recent and vigorous, a p
plication of soap and wnter. Lily was
cream and roses with appealing long
lashed eyes that would have secured
her a homo many times over if she
had been willing to go alone. No
ono wnnts to adopt a boy. Even tho
blondo ones were unclaimed, so what
chances had Thomas, brown as to
hair and eyes and skin, although any
thing but somber in effect? The over
worked Matron had reluctantly given
up tho idea of "placing" the two chil
dren together. A desirable home had
been found for tho girl with two prim
maiden ladles and little brother had
to remain behind. So the tiny folks
were to spend their last Christmas
together with Lily's now guardians.
"Sister will come overy Saturday
to see Brother," said tho little girl,
who accepted the coming separation
with a child's strange fatality, al
though her heart was aching.
"Yes," assented Brother noncom
mlttally. Ho was less concerned with
future happiness than with tho pleas
ing prospect of a day in new surround
A carriage drawn by a fat slug of
a horse drew up to tho curbing, two
ladies got out and cautiously ascend
ed tho slippery steps.
"Mlss-PrlscIIla-red-hoaded and Miss
Thomas, who hnd his own way of
"Tommy! Tommy! Don't call thorn
that," walled Lily; "say Miss Prls
cilla and Miss Mattle or maybe they
won't want me."
At this awful thought ovon Thomas
was abashed, so It was the shy little
Lily alone who slipped from her chair
and offered her hand to the two ladles
ns they entered the room followed by
tho Matron. Miss Prlscllla shook
hands in a matter of fact way, but
Miss Mattle bent to kiss the children
ns sho helped them on with their
wraps and gathored up the meager
parcel that contained Lily's personal
"Shall wo go now, Sister?" sho
ventured. Tho dominant chord of her
existence had always tinkled a soft
accompaniment to tho leitmotif of the
decisive Miss Prls.
"Yos," nssented tho latter positive
ly, "nnd we will return tho boy pre
cisely at five," sho added to tho Ma
tron, who had Icon hovering over Lily
?wlth good byo-i and admonitions.
Tho coachman carried both children
down the Icy stops and they boro
themselves with becoming modesty, as
if accustomed to such care, whilo the
orphaq# in tho front ward watched
enviously, and one of them opened tho
window wide enough to call down:
"Aw, Tommy's coining back any
how," as a salve to their slighted con
When the big house was reached
i there was a delightful holiday smell
In the air of evergreens, oranges and
freshly burning driftwood. Lily was i
taken upstairs to come down later,
her blonde beauty radiant in the white
lawn and blue ribbons in which Miss
Mattie had dressed her. With a
child's adaptability she seemed to tit |
in perfectly with her surroundings In |
contrast to Thomas In his coarso
blue gingham and heavy shoes. Sho
would bring tho spirit of youth to a
house, long accustomed to tho deco
rous ways of sober middle, age. A
black and white Japanese spaniel,
with a nose so short that ho seemed
always on tho point of a sneeze,
jumped up besldo her and laid hla
head affectionately on hor 'arm,
"What a picture," sighed Miss Mat
"Don't spoil the child," rejoined hor
sister, with a glance at small Thomas,
j who seemed ralher out of it. "Come,
I it's time for the tree."
A- white-capped maid shoved aside
I tho portieres and revealed a tree, gl iL
! tering with tinsel and heaped around
I with various ribbon-tied packages.
There was a satisfying smnllness, a I
1 cozy "portion for two" feeding about
this fat little tree, in contrast to tho
usual spindly, sparsely trimmed ever
green t tho Asylum, which was so
largo that It never seemed to belong
to anyono but the Hoard of Directors.
After a moment of rapturous si
lence Lily hugged a real dolly, and
Thomas fell upon a toy horse. Be
ing of an investigating turn of mind,
it was soon minus saddlo and bridlo
and the tail wa3 about to follow when
Miss I'ris created a diversion by light
ing the tree so that ho might see It
In all Its glory bofore he went back.
The early winter twilight began to
shadow tho room as sho rang for tea.
Then thoughtfully she huv? Tom's
coat by tho flro to warm In prepara
tion for his cold rldo.
Tho tea-wagon appeared. In honor
of tho day It bore the Martha Wash
ington set of colonial tradition, a
cherished heirloom whose egg-shell
fragility had been guarded from de
struction through five careful gen
erations. Besides the usual tea serv
ice, there was a pitcher of milk and
thin slices of bread, spread with rasp
berry jam, and a plato heaped with
It was wheeled Into place before
Miss Mattie, whoso transparent hands
had barely tilted tho tonpot, when with
a whoop of Joy tho riotous Thomas
mado descent. Heedless of his sis
ter's warning cry and poor Miss Mat
tie's horrified gasp, ho grasped tho
handle of this novel push-cart, shout
The peculiar fatality Svhlch pursues
small boys In a drawing-room swoop
! cd down upon him. There was a crash
! and a tlnklo of silver as the wheels
I met the edge of a heavy rug, and
Tom, the devastator, sat amid tho
"Oh, Mlss-Prlscllla-red headed! Miss
Mattle-puli-yourhalr-back! I didn't
mean to break It; don't send Lily
back to tho 'slum 'cause I'so bad. and
be my Muvvers, too," ho concluded
It was Miss IMs who picked him
out of tho debris, and as his short
nrms met around her neck and his
tcar-stronkod face went down on her
shoulder, she looked ticross at Miss
Mnttio and as one who has at length
arrived at a happy decblon, oho an
"You take the girl?tho boy is i
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STATE OK SOI HT1I CAROLINA.
State of South Cnrolinu,
Application having been made to
me by Solicitor It. A. Cooper of tin
Eighth Judicial Circuit for n special
term tit' Court of General Sessions
for Laurens County.
NOW, THEREFORE, In accordant
with the provisions of Section 274-1 ?>t
tho Code of Laws of 1002, Vol. I. I,
Cole, L. Mlease. Governor of the State
of South Carolina, do hereby ORDEN
that a special term of the Court of
General Sessions be hold in and for :
the County of Laurens. in this State,
beginning ou the lirt-J Monday in
January, 1913, and to continue for one
I do hereby notify the Clerk of ( our!
of Laurens Count) of Iho calling ol
said special term ol* court of General
Given under my Hand and
the g?al of the Executive
Department, in the city of
Columbia, this ninth day of
December, A. D. Nineteen
(Seal) huddred and twelve, ami in
the One hundred and thir
ty-seventh year of the In.
dependence of the United
Siaies of America,
COLE. I.. PLEASE.
By the Governor:
Jno. K. Aull, s
State of South Carolina.
Count) of Palliens.
IN PROBATE COt'UT.
Mrs. L. K. Hill, individually and as
administratrix of the estate of T.
II. Hill, deceased, plaintiff
J. N. Hill el al. defendants.
Pursuant to a decrcofin tin-; action
I will sell at public auction at Laurens
C. II.. S. ('.. on salesday in January
1013, being tlx* Oth day id' the month,
within the legal bourse of sale.
All that piece, parcel or tract o!
land lying, being and situate in Lau
rens county, s. ('.. containing one
hundred and twenty-two (122) acres,
more or less, known as the Spring
Grove place, hounded on the north by
lauds of Dock Dill and John C. Ens
tlco, on the east by lands of Eli Hill
and Dr. .1. II. Miller ami west by binds
of John Hill and W s Grillin.
Terms of sale: one-half cash, bal
ance one year Ironi day of sale, credit
portion to bear Interest from day of
sale at eight per cent per annum and
be secured by bond of the purchaser
and mortgage of the premises sold
witli ten per cent attorney's lees in
case of collection by an attorney with
leave to purchaser to pay the whole
bid in cash. Purchaser to pay lor pa
pers, li tin- purchaser tails t.im
ply with his bid. the land to he resold
on the same or some subsequent sales
day on the same terms, without fur
ther order of the court and at the
risk of the former purchaser.
o <;. THOMPSON,
J. P. L. C.
Dec. 17, 1012. 21 31
I FOR SALE I
? Fine piece of property containing I67 acres, 6 ?
? miles north of Laurens. This is a most desirable m
% piece of property, located in a prosperous section |
J of Laurens county, convenient to schools and ?
? churches, only one=half mile from Barksdale sta- m
% tion. This property is divided by the public high- J
? way leading from Laurens to Greenville, has nice ?
? residence, with necessary tenant houses and out- *
% buildings, is well-watered and well-adapted to all J
? crops. ?
ft This property is being sold for a division of lega- ft
? tees and will be sold 2
j For $45.00 Per Acre, j
? This property is well worth $75.00 per acre, ?
9 but on account of the fact that it must be solid for S
? division, we have reduced the price in order to 2
9 bring a quick sale. ft
? If you are seeking a home and desire to locate J
9 in a choice section of the county, see me early. ft
I Don't Forget I Can Secure Loans and *
? Make Advances on Real Estate. ?
: J. N. LEAK, ]
L Gray Court, S. C. e
State of South Carolina,
Count) ol' I.aureus.
My virtue of t.xecutlon issued
by Jno, V Dolt, Clerk or Court of
Common I leas for the County of Lau?
rens, In BflWI Stilt o, in tho case of
American Agricultural Chemical Com.
pany against Oeo. A. Drowning, Jr. and
Mrs. m. 10. Drowning and to mo ?li
r pc toil l will sell at Laurems. C. II.. .
South Carolina., on salesday in Jan
uary 1913, being (lie titli day of tho
lUollth. during legal hours of BUOll
Sllloa to the IlighCS! bidder the follow
ing tracts of land:
The Harre place containing -17
acres, more or less, bounded by lands
of I.. W. <\ lilatock anil others, con
veyed to Mis. M. 10, lirownlng by Mary
"... Mane Novomber PJth., 1800;
\Thu Grimes plate containing 10
acres, more or less, bounded by lands
of ,1 S. IMnlock, ML '/ion A. M.
10, ( liurch, Dice lands and others,
conveyed lo Mrs. M. K. Drowning by
.1. ii. Whurton. c. c. c. iv, November
2nd., 18111, recorded in Dook 6, pngu
The Crawford place contntiiliig 20
acres, more or le . bounded by lands
of J. S. Dlalock and others, conveyed
jo Mrs. M. '? Drowning by C. l>.
Dnrksditlc, Master. December 0th.,
18110, recorded in Look I. pages jlll I
The Hook place containing 100 acre;;
more or less, bounded by lands of
Whit mire place, public road. Toaguo
place and others, conveyed to Mrs.
M. 10. Drowning by I D. 10. Sloan and
Son, January 3IbL 1801, recorded in
Monk I. pages 510 and Ml.
The Llpford place containing 101
acres, more or less, bounded by land.-;
of .1 W, M Simmons, Mrs. L. c.
Doo/.cr, and I.. Oxner, as appears by
plat of same made by Jas. F. Green
December IIth.. 1800, convoyed lo
Mrs. M. 10. DrownlniJ by .1 \V. M.
Simmons and W. D, Hook January II.
1891. recorded in Hook 13, pace 19:
The DciiKon place containing ion
acres, more or less, bounded by land ;
of Willi;.in Smith, Whltmlre land .
Dice lands. Mill") (\ Nellie and Others,
convoyed to Mis m 10. Drowning by
w. |?\ irby December I7th? 1807, re
corded in Dook l. page 173.
The Teagtte plan containing 300
acres, more or'less, bounded by land ;
Of J. W. Watts, lohn Miller and oth
ers, conveyed in Mrs. M. 10. Mrovvn .
iiig by c I), link-dale Master. De
cember 1Mb., LS'.K), recorded in Dook
One hall undivided Inten t in 1279V;
acres. more or le.-s. on Indian
creek, bounded by lauds of I),
T. Copeland, J. It Dlllard. Itook
lands, .1 11. Pit Ik, Mary |0 Mope.
S Dlnlock, conveyed 10 Mrs. M, 10.
Drowning and I., w. c Dlalock by
Win. Wright .lanuarv 2nd, 1893, re
corded In Hook pugo I 'u.
One half'undivided interest in 800
acres, more of less, known as Whil
mire and Silber places, bounded by
lands of I? L Doo/.er, M. W. Oxner,
A II Johnson, A. C. Workman. Jno.
W. Drown and Dice place and others,
One fourth undivided interest in
i itiT acres, more or less, dovlscd under
the will of Jit.- S Dlalock and
bounded by land of (Jnldvlllo Oil
Mill. L, W C. Dlnlock, I), T. Copeland,
lOstate of llonry M Hunter, llnyun D.
Workman, w. w. Nelll, I). 10. Trlbblo
and others and lying on the public
road leading from Gpldvllle to Lau
rens (' II. Terms ol ale crish, tho
purchaser to pny for papers. Levied
on as tin- property of Mrs. M 10,
Drowning under the xtild execution at
the suit of American Agricultural
Chemical Company against (Jeo. A.
Drowning Jr. ami Mrs. M I!. Drown
ing and at iiit of other creditors
against the -aid defendants.
JOHN D DWIXGS.
Luureps County, S. ('.
Dee. ICth, 1912, -21-31.
I,AM) SM I.
Stale oi South Carolin,*,
Count) <?i' Laurens.
Probate Judge's Rale,
Pursuant to a decree of the Probute
Court lor the county of Lauren;, in
said Slate, in (be ense of James M.
DcShlclds vs 101 iza both K. Lnwson, ot
D.I., I will sell ul Laurens Court House
Souili Carolina, on Salesday in Jan
uary 1013, during legal hours for such
sales, being the 0th day of the month,
the following described real estate;
1. 100 acres. more or less, tho
bomo place, known as "The Laytoii
place" bounded north by Iambi of G.
w. Drummond, east by landos <>f
James M. DeShlelds, C. P. Waldrop,
-outh Mid west by lands of II P. Dur
2. 2.',| |-2 acres, more or los ,
hounded north by lands of M M Pooh-.
east by lands of J. It. Anderson, south
by lands ?f W. M ?rly.ers and west by
lands of William I) Dyrd, and oth
lands of the said estate;
58 1-2 a< res nioie or le-^s,
bounded north by lands of M. M. Poole,
ensl by lands of the estate of the lato
W. F. Lnwson und W I). Dyrd, above
described, south bv lands of William
Myers and West bv lands of William
D Dyrd Terms of sale, ono.hnlf
cash, balance due nt twelve months
with interest from dale ol" sale at the
rate of eicht per cent, per annum,
secured by bond of the pui( baser ami
mortgage of the premises, sccurilie:
for the credit portion to provide fo ?
per Cent, of the amount due as at
torney's fees in case of collection by
an attorney, w ith leave lo the purcha
er io pay all cash; the purchaser to
pay for papers, Should the purchaser
not comply with the terms of sale
the land shall# he resold on the sail] ?
or some subsequent Sale-day on samo
terms at the risk of the defaulting
purchaser. The Probate Judge shall
make a deed of the premises sold f.?
the successful purchaser or purchas
ers Upon their compliance with tho
terms of sale.
(). C, THOMPSON'.
.1. P.. L. C S. C.
'Dec. IT. 1912. 21-3t
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