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OHILDWREN'S SHOiS ~ 1
CpNg RESS DEC REES -DOLLuA AS IN
,LGiNG IN LUXURIES MUST
IRST SALUTE THE FLAG.
Wa& Re~,enue Tax of -$105,000,000
. 4eved--Beer Bears Brunt of
Congress has levied a war tax of
$103'%00,000 to offset a similar amount
of less on impjort. revenue~ duo to the
European disturbances and of this
amount boer is , the heaviest
contribuitor, having been assessed1 ap
proximately $50,000,000; a stamp tax on
negotiable instruments, it is estimated,
will yield $31,000,000; a tax on the
cap~ital stock of banks of $4,300,000
and a tax on tobacco, perfumes, thea
ter tickets, etc., makes the remainder.
Congress has decreed that the
brewer, the banker and the investor
must shoulder the musket and march
to the front; that milady who would
add to her beauty must first tip Uncle
,Sam, and a dollar that seeks pleasure
must first salute the flag; that Pleas
ure and Profit--the twin heroes of
many wars-shall fight the nation's
battles and by an ingeniously ar
ranged schedule of taxation congress
has shifted the war budget from tihe
.shoulder-s oi Necot~clty to - thorse ofi
Choice and Gain, touching in its
'rarious ramifications almost every line
'All hail the dollar that bleeds -for
Its country; that bares its breast to
the fortunes of war and risks its life
to preserve the stability and Iitegrity.
of the nation's credit.
The market place has always been
a favorite stand for war revenue' cot
,iectors. The trader is a great finan
-ciat patriot. His dollar is the first to
-wally around the star-spangled banner
:and the last to hear the coo of the
-dove of peace. He is called upon to
*buy cannon; to feed and clothe the
'boys in blue and each month cheer
'their hearts with the coin of the
-realm, Men can neither be free 'noi*
'brave without food and ammunition,
and money is as important a factor
in war as blood. Many monuments
have been erected in honor of heroes
slain in battles, poems have been writ
ten eulogizing their noble deeds and l
the nation honors its soldiers while
they live and places a monument upon
.thner graves when that die. but very
Visit us Dt
Our Big Sa]
lttie nas oeen sama or tne aotiar tnat
bears the burdens of war.
Honor to the Dollar that Bears the
Burdens of War.
All honor to the dollar that an.
swers the call to arms and, when
the battle is - over, bandages the
wounds of stricken soldiers, lays a
wyreath upon the graved of fallen
heroes and cares for the widows and
All honor to the industries that
bend their backs under the burddie
>f war; lift the )veight from the shoul
ders of the poor and build a bulwarki
aronnd the nation's credit.
'All honor to those who conitribute
to the necessities and' administer to
the comforts of the boys who are
marching; cool the fever of afflicted
soldiers and kneel with the cross be
side dlying heroes.
A dollar may light its competitor in
business, industries may struggle for
tup~remacy in trade and occupations
may view each other with envy or
suspicion, but when the bugle calls
they bury strife and rally around tlie
flag, companions and friends, mess
mates and chums, ali fighting for one
flag, one cause and one country.
The luxuries in life have always
been the great burden-bearers-in gov
erniment. We will mention a few of
them giving the annual contributions
to the nation's treasury: Liquor, $250,
D00,000; tobacco, $103,000,000; sugar,
P54,000,000; silks, $15,500,000; dia.
mends, $3,837,000; millinery, $2,479,.
000; furs, .$2,024,000 and automobiles,
1870,000. We collect $685,000,000 of
intornal and custom revenue annually
and $460,000,000 of this amount classi
flis as luxuries,- and to this amount
we should &dd the $100;000,000 war tax
The war tax is immediately etfee
tive. Trarnp! Tramp! Tramp! the
industries are marching $100,000,000
strong and beneath the starry flag
they will f1ll the treasury again while
they shout, "Hlurrath for Uncle Sagm!'
in -every field of human activity the
Semand for more competent men and
women is growing every day. Espe
Dially so in agriculture.
Honte pride is a mighty valuable as
set, and the farmer who has none is
carrying a heavy nandicap on the
road to success.
Work is the salve that neals the
to be.found. They range i'n price fron:
i cents up.
S. M. & E. H. WVILK1ES & Co.
The Blo~ster Sale is rolling out thi
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tring the N
le, and get
So join tb
>pers at th(
ids at Sale
E CHRISTMAS IN SYRIA.
H Itev. Dr. D. G. fHowie, the well
known Palestine missionary, de
scribes 'a Christmns celebration
at midnight in a mountain village in
"From difrerent directions men, wom
en und children bejiring their flickcering
hand lanterns wound their way through
tho'af~Iddy. slushy', crooked and darle
hanes under cte'flfliig xleet and over a
thin layer1 orfIO s now aredy on the
grotnd. MenI and1 boys enItered~ by a
huge door in thIe mIidhdle oit' Ole south
wall and~ o'eipffii~ tli' hodj' of the
church; women'I .Ind1( -glrls Cetred by
antothter .southi door an td sitatIione'd thiem
selves ini the. western dIlvision of' the
intunen'ise butitlintg, whlieb Is screenedl
fromi the othIer dliv Isionis by wVooden hat
ileework. AllI stood ('rect, moat iole(ss,
In thei coldi. comf 1ort less and 21very dI imly3
lighted and1( too airyt, btilin ug.
"A few h)11ad tuuhrel las. butt water
proofs were unknocwn.t nid conlseluenit.
13y manty of them tt U m hve stood in
partly w~et clothes. TPhe quest Ion (lid
occur- to mte at the time as to whether
out of their beds. out of their homes,
at that hour of night ini that kind of
weather, fasting. to attend Christmas
service amid such dismal, comfortless
Over the Christmas Cider.
See the steaming sleighbeill
Smoking on the plated
See the luscious icicles
Blazing in the giate!
Oh. the joys of Christmas,
Driving off dull caret
Hear the mLnce plas rtnging
On the frosty airi
Hear the turkeys chiming
On the distant leat
Christmas is the season
Best of all for mel
A Christmas Wish.
That love may light the eyes of them
Who keep the season of his birth
Till to the starry hosts our earth
Uhall be the star of Bethlehem.
-Edward Eyre Hunt in Atlantis.
AM larksdale School.
There will be an oyster and chick
en supper)C at Barkedale school Friday
evening, December 18. Everyone ia
cordially invited to come and bring
See our~ line of Children's Wagons,
Velocipedes and Rlockers. They are
priced so l'ow that every child can
S. M. & E, H. WILKES & CO.
Booster prices are carrying every
thing before it.
' C. RNe &u O.
ext 8 Days
e big CrO~
the Big Sale
BEST WAY TO PUT UP
A CHRISTMAS TREE
IEbe'ytnd ensiest way to put
been1 fl atente(d or publhlihed-ln
facet, It is'so sitiple -that it couild not
be puittete. .. tidvinig failed one Christ
inns eve--to- provide a mtitale foot 01
baefo 0h faily tree, necessity comi
1)elled me1 tO in vent one11, beenuse5 tihe
I wo) younggst mikIIembes of' the fam ily
So I saw ~ed tihe hIt t of thle tree
Sqizmre, then imeiii'j olf a1 few of tile
lowest birangheis gud( set thle Irue in ai
good 5iz/edl stonie jlar. Theli jar was then.i
filled wIth stone, p Ibles i':ce(s of
paicked dlown' tirmil~y and( thle lposillon of
the tre'e so adjusted t hat It stoo~d per
- Whleni the1 tree was in) lositlinl lite
G retel had a happiy thouwghit. "Let 115
give the treeom w110~ ater." "lie said.
"Ju~st as. if' it wure ai lig liower." Anid
we filled the jarl wvith wa'iter. Then'l
we' covered the stonies with hits of sii
our tree looked as if it was actually
growing in ai ig jar,
From time to t11me, as the water wasi
drawn up by the tree, we refilled the
jar. and the result was that we kept
our treo green and fresh for a month.
Since that year our Christmas tree is
always put up in that way, and we
can keep it as long .as we wish. A
tin pail, a tub or any deep vessel can
be used to taae the plae of the stone
jar, and pieces of coal or coke can be
used instead of stones to hold the tree
JAPAN DISTRUSTS U. S.
Views with Suspicion tihe Statement
of President Wilson on "Prepared
'Richmond, Va., IDec. 10.-Dr. Sid
ney L. Gullck of the commission on
relations with Jap~an, who ia connect
ed with the D)oshisha Ulversity at
Toklo, here to attend the Federal
Counacil of tile Churches of Christ in
America, in an authorIzed statement
today, declared that "the views of
President Wilson in his annual mles
sage on the subject of preparedness
will be received with suspicion and
distrust by. Japan. "President WVil
son," he said, "practicaly agrees that
we need a .strong navy. Jap~aa will
think that we want a strong navy for
, the last c
of the m
r there are4
vd of satis
me and Gel
the purpose of dollinating the oceans.
She knows that we will never trains
Port troops over the Pacific to attack
"It is Well understood in Japan that
Germa'ny hoPed for a war between
Japan and our coun1try, in which Japan
would be weakened. That was part of
the German war policy-to foment a
.1 apanese-Un itedi S-tates war in which~
the ilatter would be0 used( as catspaw
for Germany. Now, whle.Ja pan Is're
jolIing over th icatr of~ K110 1n o ChIiow
and; saying that Germnanv will never
agin~ get a hlin th Ile far east, we aro
raisinig thi. (ry for! great'er Ipreptaredl
yung ilnen bing))~ trained~ in thie use of
d~eend ourselves,' hut It is jus8 exact..
ly sti g navy that1 wvill (cause su).
Ipicion of us8 and1 ourl j1lans1, and this8
is practically true ofl the far ('ast.
.1ajpan cann1 ot hbut ask thle (ttest ion as
to wh atI U our1 urpose Is, having been
tught as she has been for some time11
past to int erpret all PreparatIons from
tihe standpoint of distrust. One of
tihe omIlOUs sIgns of tile times Is the
change of JIapanese sentiment towards
us. Now wvhile Eunrope is fast being
depleted of her milItary and naval
strengthl, thus1 p)ostponilng In the very
nature of things, the p)ossibility of
Our being Involved in the war, we are
asking for' greater degree of prep~ar
edness. Jap~an will ask why."
Knowledge is power. That's why a
professor gets $1,000 a year and a
eoncrete-brained fighter can get $10,
000 for an hour's work.-Cincinnati
The Big item.
"Does it take much money to send
a boy to college?" asked the Boob.
"No," repliedl the Cheerful idiot. "It's
keeping him there that takes the
Not to Her Taste.
Art Doaer-"This is a beautiful
scene from 'Hamlet.' " Mrs. New
rich- -"I don't care for hamlets. Show
me a good-sized city."-Judge.
"They say that a woman's tears
come to her aid at any moment."
"Yes; her tears are volunteers, so to
AND BOYS' SUITS MUST
CT 8 DAYS. HAVE YOU
GOT YOUR I
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Watts Mill. Dec. 14.--On Thursday
December 2-ithi there wvill be two
Christmnas trees and entertainmen'ts
at this place. Tlio one by the Ilaptist
Sunday school will be held in tlie
church(1. Thei c thiMi ly 'the~Methodist
Sunday school 'vill bt, held in tile
dially invited .to atten'dl thes~e ente
At tihe r'eguilari oneing of F'airve.v
eninpj No. 122 W. (). WV. cn Friday
Advisor Li('m1nam; it. II. I )onaldson,
C'lerk; J1. W. I Ieaton, llanker; W. A,
-til Jr.. I.s(ort: I)r. 1I. It. W alker,
Cani0)' Physician; J.. I .. Meltze, Watch
ma;.10ohn M . Wise, Sentry; J1. H.
Juckett, Manager; I). L. Iloulware
Past C'ouncil C'ommiander.
TPhe heath of thuis place is very good
Born to Mr. and Mrs. L,. It. Ivy,
Mr. Claude Patton, of Enoree, wvar
at Watts Mill a few days ago.
Miss Annie Moore was at Watti
Mill last week.
Rec. W.V. Hammett. ofGreenville
was the guest of J. M. Moor0 and fam
ily last week.
We are very glad to have Rev. yi
'H. Lewis with us again for anothe
year as pastor of the M. .E. churcl
From now until Christmas, -th
Booster Store will be open2 at nigh
until 9 o'clock.
J. C. BlURNS & CO.
Fifty Hlorseipower Too 3Much.
-in the Item In last week's paper ghj
ing an accouint of the establishment 4
a new peak under' the contract b~
tween the city and the Reedy .Riv
Power company, The Advertiser w~
ini error' in stating that thie new ped
estalished w'as for 283 horsepowe
It should have been 2:33 instecad. Her.
t0oore the etly has heenl paying for' 18
Th'Ie Advertiser secured its informiati
from one who was in a p)osition
knwso conlsidered it authentic.T
er'ror was discovered by our inform
and pointed out to us8 so that we co~i
make th ecorr'ection.
D~av is-Roper Co's. Big Sale still
Loxts of bargains.'