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ROIL a Day but, Weeks
C HRISTMAS proper Is never n
day. It Is really a week or
Iabout a month. When the nl
mianne says ecember has
Come, then all hearts begin to feel the
Iieseice of thit midwinter festival.
Each day idds to this feellig.
The Iiormias perceived that one day
-did not contain all the import of the mid.
winter gnyety. Their Saturniali con
tinued seven days. It begain ats a one
day celebration and was observed Dec.
10; but, as it w:s soon found that brief
period was n1 cup too small to coitainii
the wine of pletisure, It was extetded
to three days. At last it was enlarged
by the Emperor ChInidan so ats to take
in the 20;th. iI formii the ft-stivaill has
now been ehngt- back into the oiie
diy shape, but Inl reality Clirstmis il
much larger in(ler our prestlents thaii
it was udtier Clhinill and C2aligula.
It Is a great iiwinter porlod and
may Well 11e 1ooked 10pon as H a1 type of
the pulile hapijpiness or the public mis
frtlilies of a given dIte. In tle earlNy
Christian Church it Ihee:tne it sitnle
day, beanse be ing iskld st ind for
the birth of .les1s it 1:1 t.> be a fortmil
day rather Mith a wv!e. but no such
liultailon (ol1 kellp it from h:ivief
adjneetit times whiii partiok (f its
sprit as dwn itakes of -s dav.--Pro
fessor Daid Swin .
Tio sitory of (tie .li :i. ns it is gi iVenl
by (lie :- i .mew. , nston
ishily br, ' n-unt ros. O'ii l i el0VIS
us willmlit pi~- htwhen ,ean
was bliir ill [ ib 4 rt a -
ers arrivdel at .h-ius:i:i.
He I (wt . iotill us loiw 8::iy thy
were iJor of w.hat rv nir of iv!!:,t slit
tionl of life(. nto .h is ( I o infer
from the onsidlti n wil i Iicii tIey
Were reeolved a11 the 4court of ilermd
anld from the fact Iit they etrieid
treasur ie lix es ith i the4' t ha t they1
Wvere iiersonsi of dlstinctlin.
gard( to thiemi ii thai t hey weire Ma
gitns-that. is toi say, distI ples ofi Zoio
alster and1( inemberts of thle snlered or'
priestly orde- of I'er-sin, wvhih was
Athon wvidely senttired amonllig the oil
enta~l tuatlons and11 i n-iluded lten of' ex
alted ranik. FThey enmte fr-om (lie eaist,
& word whiichl to the dweller-s in Pales
tinec conuildInhtrdly havec i any othier miean
lying beyonid I it e Jordan n11114 th lid(esert.
Thelir e'xplaimition ofi rir~-i Jioirniey to
Herod was t un~ I I biiy l:14l Seein a11 n ip
pearance in thie hetavents (whethe ir onie
sltar- or mlany- or a 4oine-t they' did nolt
say) whih led ilhern to) gelieve that
the Kinig of the .lewvs hoiit-ee hiorni.
andl~ they hi:ln- t-omeit to 41o i'evercite to
hm. Ilerod wais greatl t sIroub lled at
hieatring t his and14 sent for thle chief
priests an td scrtibes to I fii ire whlei-e
the propheits hai for'elold that the
Messiah should be bornt.
They ans15weredi at on ce thaiit ltetle
hemi was thie chotseni plae. Then tier
0(d. hainig asked thle M agi how long It
was since they flu-st iiawi thle appear
ance in the sky, stl thetm a way to
Blethlehtem, promiisling that whendi t hey
had found thet y-ounig ChiIst lio also
would come to do reverenace to him.
Haiving set ouit on thieii journ-ey, they
saw onuce morie (lie (-elest ial sIgn. and1(
its motion was suchi thaiit it guided
themi to the lphu-e where ,Jesus was.
Comintg into the house--for Josephl had
Do31w founid litIter shielter tihan a stabl~e
--they saw the yoiug chiltd with Mar-y
his mothot-, andtt pr-ost ratedl thlemsehlves
before him in wor-ship. Openiing their
treasuire chests, they piresentedl to himn
gifts of gold andi~ frankincenise and
-myrrh. Then. being wvarnedi In a dream
not to go baick to Ilerod, they tookc an
other road info their own country.
The conijuntction of the planiets Jupi
ter- and Saturn Is one of te rarest of
-ldereal events. It occut's only once
in 800 years. 'rTis conjunction, all as
tronomers agree, happened no less
than three times in the year 7-47 A. U.
0., shortly before the birth of Christ.
It may be that we have here, ini thus
- 'airy tale of science," a confirmaton
ft tlils beautiful story of religion, a
~i3t onid trace ot
The light that led
~he imay e-idars with theIr gifta of myrrh.
* -Rev, Dr. Henry van Dyke ifl Harper'.
Cup's hsChrsmas dr1es.
Christmas would be almost as in
complete without its love superstitions
as without its holly and plum pudding.
and the maid who cannot forecast her
matrimonial fortune at least once a
year Is scarcely worth a lover at all.
She ought to know, whether she does
or not, that if she wants her husband
to be to reveal himself In her dreams
she has only to eat the egg of a black
hen on Christmas eve and any fears
or hesitations she n.ay be troubled
with will soon he dispelled when once
her head is cozily pillowed. If she
wishes to make the spell as potent as
possible she will boil the egg hard. re
move the yolk and, after she has tilled
up the cavity with common or table
salt, will eat egg, shell, salt and all.
If she doesn't dream of her lover then
it will certainly not be the henl's fault.
If she is not partial to eggs our cu
rious young lady may peel a St. Thom
as' onion, wrap it in a handkerchief
and place it under her pillow on
Christnias eve, reciting these mystic
lies as site does so:
Good St. Thomas, do me right
And see my true love cono tonight.
That I may see hhi in the., face
And him In my ind arms einbrace.
Tt is Just as intural for a nild to
speculate as to thi ardor of her swailn's
affection ts to wish to settle the younltg
man's Identity, and if site will site
imtiv know to a nileiety how farI hIs Inl
fatuntlot for her has gone. This Is
wha t she multst do to gainl th lesi
ble klowledge: When she retilres to
bed she mst l:tce tir'ee 11:1il of wa
letr inl her b'iedr'rn and nh iht Illree
holly le-aves to he(r nightjldrest-4 'lTen
let 11e shtitnh ber ill fll as!'iltr:nce thitt
her lovr itdrea:m forl will presteilt
himse!' :t iii toi<-h (nte or other of ithe
three p:alls. .\nd :ill t'pot'ini onwni
parl i irl: ra 11:111 h tone . If it is No.
I i s t re si:.t hll 1:1 1 ffe! tio Is
btt skin. de': i' No. 2. ho wo-Irships
the 14ry grounltid Shie irind on. but If'
ho tIlebw es thet thir-d Un:il. bi.for her1
Il i1,411'nli it' f mi e ht r. not lar
1 111 l'1 S w ft ' vfr ( 111
A in oii Uiti .ie say no sot dtostire
sB're 'us ' Lilel Cbld Ws to t
tel, th-It the '."tl; h1Y its l rt win.
Chrit ions nt ilt lies oll evil , n
luenc's ait oresot fll dist e ?
Some snY: 1 . hat over 'r.:tinst thum !"!sonl
The1 i of dl aw ing :I 1 a 'l nit
And thien thevy say nto spirit dare stir
Because a Little Child Was Born.
11-nuro a little chil was bon11
The earth 14 filhovl With peace;
Old wrongls, old Sorrows are forgot
inl suffer-Ings Sweet surce:ev.
Ohl, men that strain for empty gain,
Oh. herswith ha1treCdR torn*1,
There Is no roonm for strile today
A little chibil Is born!
-Tere!sa ik-atrice O'llara In Ladles' Hlomr
As to lis birth, Christ ga-e no
thotugh t to the imanniter of Its celebra
tion1 by3 Is dIlscllite. They do ti not apl
Penlr to t ha'e rei'iineberd It cinlg his
life. land hte 'ver' any1 kntowledge of
the ad~orabtlle stories begarlatnding his
erIl) for1 tus? it Is hard13'lyiprobable.
Ani, behold, thait forgotten, nieghlectedl
bithday hits ('onquIer'etl a hintce of iton
or'! It Isa'tcelbratted in conitltis in
wh.lt'h the Sait'otur mtilght recogntizo his
ownt purposes5C. T1o spien1k of one0 Iapect
only3, .lestis lovetd chlildren~l as ito one
hits Ceer lov'edi tem. "Let thema come
to mte,"' lie 511it1 to the~ lofty aplostles,
anixiousa to gutard him from that merry,
unlyl13 cr'owd susp~ected itaable of
edlIflentlon. N\o dotubt those mtost seri
otis anicestor's of our tri'ltionsB had oc
casion that daiy and often int similar
c'ircumitstuneiles to believe the Master
No mtatter, the intentions of the Son
of Alan have been latrgely realized.
lI Is birthday htas be-omeo thle daiy of
the children. No early13 day hats shed
mtore brightntess uplont their path. No
chutrch festival gives more life to the
immieasur'able truith of thie lpromlse, "I
shall ho wiltht y'ou to the end of the
worldi." Notne makes it sweeter to the
Chiristinas has a charm bey'ond them
all. It was the Christian soutl, filled
full with Jesus, created this festival.
Every generatIon has given It some
thintg of its own. There has been a
rivalry of good wvill. In the Eucharist,
according to a doctrine the abuse of
which mutst not make us forget its true
and sorrowftul profotundness, Christ
dies from age to age for otur sins and
wvill suffer until the last sinner is sav
ed. In the radiance of Christmas
Chtrist smiles eternoily upon thte little
ones * * * anid the ;townups who can
make themselves children again.-~
Chtarles Wagner, Author of "The Sim.
T is wel
and where t<
tion. It is w(
with the nev
cause the pri
the value of
Our stock I
- marvel in ou
The gift of a Iline Jewel
'oetothe recipient of tola
to the inheritors of tonl
We sell on1ly tile Imlost
I le bluit l e Stone.
>4 11411 fll- selliiit" onily
(oil s is sllei lle.
I 1.\10NI llNGS
.~ Diamond Merci
B. R. TODD
Engineering and Contracting
Land Surveys a Specialty
moerete Work Skllfulla done or Iu
Drawings and estimates of all Kind
Telephone No. 346
The Books of the County Treasurer
will be opened for the collection of
State, County and Commutation Road
Taxes for fiscal year, 1915, at the
Treasurer's oflice from October 15th
to December 31st, 1915. After Decem
ber 31st one por cent will be added.
After January 31st, two per cent will
be added, and after February 28th.
seven per cent will be added till the
15th day of March, 1916, when the
books will be closed.
All persons owning property in
more than one Townsip are request
ed to call for receIpts In each of the
several Townships in whIch the pro
perty Is located. 'This Is Important,
as addItional-coat and penalty may be
All able-bodIed male citizens be
twenn the agsr of 21 anr1 6n yasa of
I to begin now to
id receiving, and m
) buy is the all impo
.1 to suggest Fleming
e of our capability t
rest and best, and
ices are always con
the goods---the best
s second to none
r splendid selections
PART OF OUR I
Is. For th
is a pleasure Watel Bracelets
V-a trensure (old Watches
perfect stones Nechlaces
Our reputa- Lockets
(lhe v-ery best
For the C
We Invite Corn
ago aro liablo to pay a poll tax of
$1.00 except old soldliers, who are
exempt at 50 years of age. Commuta
tion Road Trax $1.50 in lieu of road
The Tav Levy is as follows:
Por State purposes .. .......7 mills
For Constitutional School Tax 3 mills
Ordinary County Purposes 3% mills
For Interest on Railroad Bonds 1 mill
For Road and Bridge Bonds 4 mills
Total .. ..... .......18% mills
Special Schools--Laurens Township.
L~aurons No. 11 .... .......7% mills
Trinity--Ridge No. 1. .. .. ....8 mills
Maddens No. 2 .. .... .....4 mills
Narnie No. 3 .... .... .....5 mills
Bailey No. 4 .... .... .....4 mills
Mills No. 5 .. .... .......2 mills
Oak Grove No. 6 .. .........2 mills
Ora No. 12 .... .... .......4 mills
Special ,Schools--Younugs Township.
Youngs No. 3 .. .. .........4 mills
Youngs No. 2.. .. .........4 mills
Youngs No. 4....- ....7%I1 mills
Ygngs No. 5 .. .... .......4 mills
Foudrntain Inn No. 3D. . .. ..11 mills
Lanford No. 10 .. .. .. .. ..% mills
Ora No. 12 .. ...... .. .....4 mills
Youngs No. 1 .. .. .........3 mills
Central No. 6 .. .... .......2 mills
Youngs No. 7 ...... .......8 mille
Special Schools-Dials Township.
seal to all
think of gift
,hat to buy special
rtant ques- now I
r Bros. store: more sa
serve you at the
Second, be- Chris
obtainable. you c,
and you will that le
of the Jew- tion wi
LIONS FORM BU1
e Lady. Endurin
Friendship Circles There Is i
Tanity13 Bags an artistle g
Silver Bags the home.
Tollel Sets Speelial nii
Lentlemnan. SLI: i
.ilitary Sets - SlVI.R TR.IA
G~oud Fobs. TA ILE SI J4
I' eglas~s (Cases 111( m'i ei
ilemis ini Gold and
parison of Price
Grcen P~Ond~ No. 1 .... .....7 mills
D~iais 'No. 2.. .... .......8% mills
Shuiloh No. 3 .... .... .....4 mills
Gray Court-Owigs No. 5 . .12% mills
Barksdalo No. 6 .... .......5 mills
Dials Church No. 7 .. .......4 mills
F~ountain Inn No. 311.,.....11 mills
Morna No. 8 .... .... .....2 mills
Dials No. 4 .. .... .......4 mills
Special Schoos-Sullivan -Township
Mt. Bethel No. 2 .... .......3 mills
Princeton No. 1 .... .......8 mills
Poplar Springs No. 3... .. .. 4 mills
Hickory 'Taver'n No. 17-.. .....8 mills
Breworton No. 7 .... .......4 mills
Sullivan Township R RL Bonds 3 mills
Merna No. 8 .... .... .....2 mIlls
Special Schools--Waterloo Township
Waterloo No. 14 ...........4 mills
Mt. Gallagher No. 1 .... .....6 mills
Bethlehiem No. 2 .... .......4 mills
IEkomn No. 3 .. .. ........4 mills
Cetnerpoint No. 4 .. .... ... mills
Oakville No. 56.. .... .......4 mills
Mt. Pleasant No. 6 .. .......2 mills
Mt. Olive No. 7 ............5 mills
Sp~ecial Schools-Cross Hill1 Township
Cross I-ill No. 13 .. .......7 mills
Cross 11111 No. 1 .... .....2 mills
Cross 11111 No. 2 .... .....2 mills
Cross Hill No. 4 .... .....2 mills
Cross. Hill No. 5 .. .. .....4 miu
Cross 11111 No . ...... nAtils
oe done with
ime of the
a suggest that
ill and enjoy
tich is now pos
F A SMALL
g Gifts of Silver
kethlig so acceptable as II
ift for the adornment of
'he pleasure it brings Is
leuilon is called to our
ither eieganut andl useful*s
Cr098 H1il1 No. 3 ... ..2 mills
Special Schools-Hlunter Townshily
Mountville No. 16 .... .....9 mills
hlunter No. 2 .. .........-. mills.
Hunter No. 3.--...... .....4 'mills
Clinton No. 5 .... ....... mills.
Hunter No. 8.--...... .....mll
Wadsworth No. 4 .... .....2 mills
Hunter No. 1.--...... .....2 mills
Special Schools-Jacks Township
Odelis No. 6.--.... ...... ..3 mills
Hurricane No. 15 .... .....3 mIlls.
Shady Grove No. 2 .........3 mills.
Jacks No. 3.--..-..........5 mill
Jacks No. 4.--.--.........3 mills:
Speocial Schools, Scuffltown Township
Langsiton Church No. 3 ,.. .. .3 milla.
Scufflotown No. 1 .... .... mills
lAnford No. 10 ..... ....6% mil.lsz
Ora No. 12.-.--.-.........4 mIlla
Scnfiletown No. 2.--.......4 mills
8ecufleltown No. 4.--.......4 mills.
Prompt attention will be givent
those who wish to pay their Taxes.
through the mail by check, money oun,
Persons sending in lists of names,
to be taken off are requested'to send'
them early; and (give the Township- of
each, as the Treasurer is very hussy
during the month of December.
MLOS D.' YOUNG,