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Laurens, S. C.
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L.ItENS, S. C., DE C. 16, 1911.
The Advertiser will be glad to
receive the local news of all the
communities in the county. Cor
respondents are requested to
sign their names to the contri
butions.. Letters should not be
niafkd litter than 3onday morn.
'lhe lBelgian ien and wonien, and
the hables too need our 1help a11nd will
get it, but let its not forget the suffer
Ing among our own people. We believe
that. in addition to the Belgian rescue
con mmittees already at' work a local
rellef cotmittee might, begin to look
for the hit itnry and z suffering at home.
At least we shoul(d prepare to give
- i cast: it is neueded.
Each successive ginner's report has
strengthened the opinion formed early
in this season that the cotton crop of
1911 would )e a record breaker. Re
cent estimates by the department of
agriculture place tile Crop at over Iii,
000.000 bales, tie greatest oil record.
Recent reports on consti Ion 01of cot
ton in the Vinited States show that
fewer bales have been manufacltured
into cloth Ithanit for ilte same period
last year ani tho exIorts are far ))(
low iomInal. The predicted increiase
In home 'coisiliption tas t1101 Material
ized and foreign ship imen ts have not
exceeded expectatiols, so, as a liat
ter of fac. -an even larger surtiplus
Stares t ill lb l ' than w,* afa: A.i1a
ed at the b(ginnig of the war. hise
raots emphas.. more stroiy 0hani
ever the i.ofIortaneo r1lduing iIlh
atertgi next yr an mlant1ingiA oit .
!'omt :m lett:a-ld:-es4ed to tIhe laily
papnrs by liev. .1. L.. lirley, leadler of
the ailt!-S-loon hIgi. It appearts that
a division l'1 al:'eady occutttrrd it time
ranlks of the( prohih ilionilsts. Before
tile letter of .\r. Iarley it was geiter
ally un iderstood that the caipaign
would he colnducted as otin bed p'. tie
meetlig here .lon(laky, vIz. first by pe
titioning tile legislature to order ana
election on the qnestion and then
wagIng a (determinedl caimign he fore
the pubillic preced~ing thte election. Iter.
H-a rley hias COmle ouit as opp1 osedl to I the
elcction and in ftavor of set tllitg the
qutestIonl in the legislatutre Itself.
it Is tunfortiiiatle that a dIvIsion ini
the ranklis shoid have applea r d so
cartly anld parth-uo arly so in view of the
fact that1 the 11lan of' damit~tgn as
tirged by tihe laer of the aniti-Satloan)
league woob bie a dan getotis oio up
on which to dh'eend tor victory.
W\hibl. thte if-iiltu tre ((oub1( ia ver~y
giracefutlly reft.l to ordher an eleUtct
on the subjiect in the face ofi a vety
strn t0 in-t ition from11 the people,
Coil andI dteittss wvoiibl refuse to
pass a statewide prohIbition law with
ot the questiton hail bleen thrashted
Oilt ill thet usuai manner il)0i anad settled
by an election.
it oirder to get thet beneit of thItei r
full strenlgthI, tite prnohlilbitists mttt
get togetthier at the ver'y first and set
tle. upon the plan most likely to be
suecessftul, ptrovided thtat plan ipromn
secs to embrace till thlose tings whIch
they are fighting for.
Think Mistletoe Brings Trouble,
in nmtny irts or the Uniited KIng
doim thte silver l)(rrles atnd the gray
greent leiaves or the mIstletoe are look
ed upon as aniythting but an emblem
of good dcer. Ont thle contrary, thte
phu tnt Is regardelLd with (dreadu as beIng
thte blringer ofr Ill luck an id the sIgn of
il omein. 'ThIs superstItiont exIsts both
In I )evontshtIre and in I relandl, and,
strantge to saly, In neliter of these
placs does theo plant flourIsh.
The Christmas Dance.
Wh'ten graindmua datncedl tho mninuiet
Somte sIxty yenrs ngo
The stately coupjlrs often met
Bteneath the mistletoe.
To waltAes now thte ctustoms veer,
hut Mutnbel's foxy beatu
Thnat damsel (loth contrIve to steer
tieneath tho nmlstletoe.
Dunces change, biut not the gamo,
As close observers know,
For mortals act about thie same
Dteneath tho m~stletoe.
See ottr line of Children's Wagons,
i,& E,. H. WILK(2CS & CO.
.LBecause. It's Chrls'mus
ICS' because It's Chrls'mus
J I go smilln' on my way.
An' Jes' because It's Chrls'mus
I nm kindly-like an' gay.
I'm full o' human kindhess
- ;An' its thoughitful its cah bel
I develo) totaml blindiess
TO thu faults I used to see.
Jes' because It's CiI ls'mus
I forgot that I'm Idepressed.
An' I say whatever happens
Is,. by all means, for tho best.
An' m. thoughts for every brother
iha t I intt aro sweet an' good,
An' I wouldn't skin a rival
Even If I thought I could.
Jes' because It's Chrls'mus
I don't think about my debts,
An' the biggest of my worries
* Bring to 1ie no vain re-rets.
* I am sort o' ttled to gladness,
An' I go upon ltiy way
As though nothin' ever happened
Worth a minute of dismay.
Now, my burdens are no lighter
When I come to Chrls'mus day.
An' my troubles are no fewer.
An' no smoother Is my way.
Than they were In bleak November
Yet I seem to think 'em so.
An' Joes' because It's Chris'mus
I am smilIn' as I go.
If I can laugh at Chris'mus
An' cheer my fellov inen
'NWhy can't I laugh In April.
Why not be meriry then?
If I can beari my burdens
W%'hten It's Chi's'iimus with a smile
XWhy can't I faco my troubles
In the same way all the while?
Why nmust I go repinin'
An' whimperin' along
An' blind to all men's goodness.
,Seein' only what Is wrong,
Till the year Is slippin' from me,
Al' then rutldtenly declare
When It gets arounl to Chris'mus
T1hat thiere's goodnessp esevrywhierei
-DetroIt Feree Press'
GET ALL THE FUN YOU CAN
OUT OF CHRISTMAS.
Get all the fun you can out of
* Christmas. Plunge into the at
mosphere right away. Smuggle
. packages up and down stairs
< and hide them in the "old fash- .
2 ioned" hiding places.
1> And remember everybody, not
' with the substantial presents
, you have thought it imperative
d> to give, but with a jar of jelly,
a piece of fruit cake or book or
.i magazine cover made from bits
<", of linen your scrap *bag has fur
nishcl, a dainty sachet made
from silk scraps or any one of a
hundred other simple things you .
can work on at odd times. These
are ths sort of presernts which
will restore the old time thrills
that have becn well nigh lost in
the loveless gift giving of recent
Teach your children 'that <;
Christmas time is a giving time <*
as well as a getting time. <.
Tzach them particularly to 0
think of children whose nests <
pre less downy than their own. '
There are so many such. And A
there is no more tragic thing in
a child's life than to be forgot
ten on Christmas day. Is there
<. any picture on earth so appealing
as to see a child at a shop win
dow with only a windowpane
> between his pinched nose and*
pointing finger and a high piled.
. world of dolls and drums and
y skates and picture books? Can
? you imagine a keener pang, a .
.q more sorrowful thing, than the *
<t unanswered prayer of a little
2 child at Christmastide?
F'or' Sale -Thrllee milch'i cowsq gIvIng
fronit I hr I to t lollr gallons1 of m1 111Ik.
lFor' Sale Oae good huggy anmd new
set of hiariness. ini lirfet ('ondi1t.
iTerms: $tiniin (ash or' se'erid note
dure. Sre .\tli:s .laynit (;arlinglton,
'iii ri Oto s' 2I 1-1191
Wanted-o t'i o a( isk your i neihboir
aboutt thiat old fashion1 Corni .\leal of
hEielerigeri Iros. 21-Il
L~ost--One gold lockecrt beaing oin
Itha balk the word "'Slster"'. Lost
some1'whIr o'iin South liarper orl on0' 1 the
slina re. Rtern to ilThe Adver'tiser of
fIce antI receIve reward. 21-it-pd
Lost-Small blue1 sack contaIning
one $20 bIll, one $10 bill1 and somie sil
ver money, sqomewher'e between Lau1
rens Oil ' MII11 antd A'rmstr'ong's mar
ket. Rewar'd if r'etui'ncd to this of
For Sale-One bay horse mule, 10
years old, weighing about 900 pounds.
Want $125.00 for him. See him at Lin
wood Martin's Stable. T. M. Shaw,
Laur'ens, S. C. 18-5t
Good Rdason for It.
A gentleman who was raising bees
and was the oivner of several hives
was telling some children they must
not bother them at all. One little
girl said, "Brother picked up one this
morning, but he let right go again."
Of 10,000 townshIps in France hav
ing more than 1,000 inhabitants, about
6,000 are without any publio lighting.
Of the remainder, there are 1,249
lighted by gas, 2,763 lighted by elec
tricity and 172 by acetylene.
"A Man's island."
"As a train wdnt out of Paddington
station the other day," we are told,
"'there were in a third-class compart
mient two women smoking cigarettes
and a man knitting."-London Ptgnoh.
IHave you looked at those $9.99 Suits
at Davis-Roper' Co's. Th'Iey'ru gr'eat.
Still Carry Bar's .
ilead at Christmas
medieval Yuletide custom
of carrying a boar's head in
procession to the Christmias
banciquet was once common in
Einglnd. ''oday it 'is confined to
Queen's college, Oxford, and one or
two baronial houses.
The reason for the custom surviving
at Queen's is, according to tradition
on account of a valorous deed perform
ed centuries ago, by a Queen's scholar.
i1e was walking in the fields studying
lils Aristotle when a wild boar rushed
at him open mouthed. With great
presence of mhind the student crammed
the book down the animal's throat,
and it was thus choked to death with
philosophy; hedce the survival of the
boar's head at the college of which
this bold scholar was a mnembner.
No litter setting for a ceremony that
links up the twentieth century with
the past eduld be provided than the
cloisters and dining hall of Queen's
college. Queen's, whose foundation
dates back to 13-10, was the college of
the Black i1rince, Henry V., Cardinal
Beaufort, Addison, Wycherley. and
many other famous men.
The procession of the boar's head Is
formed up tit tire buttery. At its head
walks the soloist, a former scholar of
the college. Next coies the boar's
head. This is rine oli a silver salver
upon the shoulders of two stalwart
servItors. -The great helid, presents a
quait and handsome a ppearance, be
fng surniounted by a glittering' and be
jeweledl crown .and decked with. frills
of. gilded bay amid- rosemnary. B e
tween the tusks is pinced a golden
orange. Flags hearing the college arms
and devices are fixed tin the head.
Immediately behind the great dish
comes the college organist. wearing the
brilliant robes of an Oxford doctor of
music, and followed by his surpliced
choir of men tad boys.
Meanwhile the provost of the col
lege, standling on the dais at the end
of the hll in the midst of the princl.
i):l guests, says a iltin grace. after
which the dhin1er eall is sounded in
the cloisters iiponi a trumilet. Then
with stately polip the p) rove cf1e0son slow
13' aiviainces fromt the butlery, through
(lie loiste'rs ail into tie greit dining
ha11. anld the soloist sings the procla
The ho r's heel In hanld hear I,
Ifedecked withi bpays and rosemary.
Anld I praiy you, my masters, )e merry.
The in Ithe' c'miri ings in hazirmnonious
chorus the tnrloius old Latin carol:
Quo''t estis' In convIvio.
('1a11ut apiI dr'fero,
olnils laudes Domino.
ly the tlie the Carol is flinished the
proessioli has reached the dis, anld
the hoar's hdit'fd Is (Wp)0ed on the
high table. Then the provost, or, inl
his abseiie, the senior ollicial of the
college who Is present, removes the
flags, which are used year after year
mid tire of considerable antiquity, and
preseits to each of the principal guests
a portion of the gilded evergreens.
The remaInder is eagerly scrambled
for by the other guests.
After this prelude the dinner is served
as ordinarily save that the most valu
able and antique silver plate and pew
ter are used(, speclal sauces are servedi
wilth the ments, andit homne brewved ale
andl queen's own speclal beer, a liquor
of great potency, are servedl in the
valuable old tankards.
** CHRISTMASTIDE. e
-*: >pE, reoil the holly herrIes glow, 4
-' Tecimtisoni headsl that fairs I **
.* bulow -*e
.. A Christmsdo*
-- Wuhen wone ee
'iThi chibiiiren gatherti close to hear .
-*. Strange tales9 that m.iove up)on thli*
..iAnd ulimi the e-yes
--' With mulaintive sighs .
-*iTill downward 14lips the sIlent tear.
,*Aind many no sorrow at tiio heart *
..Now thant this gracious Christmas- .
** tide .
*Moves (down thie wvorld from shore *
. to shore *
e. Wih wond~er ships of golden store,
e.Whero every child irn fancy seems .
**The captain of his fleet of dreams. .
*And may thie old forget ngain *
.Their unwise wisdom bought of *
*. pain. *
tAnd niay their voices sweet and e
** clear . e
flRing out the notes of festal chioer.*
fling, ring the bells with mel *
e.Sing, sing all joyously I
e*Vhilo faith and hope and love still e
*,The wprld must ever young remain. *
eSo sing and sing and ring the bells*
e O'er holt and heath and down thee,
*And may no sorrow at the heart c
e. abide *
e.Now that this Is glad Christmastide. *
---T. IHoward Wilson in Los Angeles'.
Age of the Chelstmas Card.
Could you say ofthand how old is the
Christmas card which 1s now making
its armual appear'ance in the shops?
It is younger than most people1 Imagine.
for Its age Is only about seventy years.
There would seemi to be two clainmants
(both famnous) to the honor of having
Invented it. According to some, Cuth
bert [lode designed the first card when
a studenit at Durham university In
1845, and designs of his circulated
among his frIends for two years before
the printers conceived the idea of of
fering similar cards for sale to the gen
eral public. Others claim the inventIon
for Horaloy, the artist, who desIgned
one for Sir flenry Cole in 1848. And
a specimen of this card bas fetched as
mnuch as f50.,
Suggestions for Christmas]
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75 Cents Fal Fre and Case No 8758
Sterling Silver. French Gray Finl-'ch
- $1.00 Per Set No. 8.698 j
Sterling Silver Deposit
On Crystal Glass
Sugar Bowl cight 2 Inches
Crcarn Pitcher Height 2Y inchc
- $2.75 Vanir rNo. Eca
S igar w
No. 8761 No.80
l N op 8 eni French Gray Finish
Point Pencil $1.00 No. 8728
VihClip. C _ hild's Napkin Hlolder0
Jirijlit. vinish . 8ttrling Silver
5D Cienu Telescopic Pcswil Sterling Silver N 0753 Bight and French
Gray Finish $2.00 No. 8744
Knife and Paper Cutter
z Christmas Gifts That Appeal to All
BR1ACELErs ( SEAL RUN0S SILVER TRAYS
1110CHES CARD CASES SILVER VASES
NEICLACES GOLD STUDS TABLE SILVER
LOCKETS GOLIt FOBS SAVER BAGS
And many other Elegant and Useful Gifts for Everyone
LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA
THE IDLE HOUR
7JHE Last episode of The Trey 0' Hearts ',will be
Tuesday instead of Monday Next Week.
TvHE Perils of Pauline next week will be oni
3 Wednesday instead of Tuesday--This is the
PHE Film Makers saw fit to change our schedule hence the above changes in these
.1. two popular Plays
"THE MASTER KEY"' .
THE IDLE HOUR