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How Santa Claus
Won His Whiskers
A Christmas Bedtime Story
IllS is a story that Santa Claus
himself told ime, whispering it
in mlly ear on1e Christinas eve
before he climbed back out of
Iy chimney au 11i0to his flyig sleigh.
"Whee, said Santa Claus, Inopping
hiN brow; "this is hot work! And this
big, ilowing beard of mine makes it
Ietter too. You know. I've only had
this benrd for 782 years. Before that
I used to be clean shaven, sind I'm not
quite used to this white set of whisk
"Though, dear ie, I don't know
what I'di do witioit niy whiskers.
'i'Ihy ar1 quite th1e nicest lart of me.
next to the gifts I take to little boys
and girls. Well. wheni I was yonig.
782 years ago. I Ilngied to have whikk
ers. I thouglit ti at Ihere never eoitid
le anything sI) wionderfiul as wlikklrs.
ail made l) mll y iinil to live a pair
- a loig, iiwin 1:r1-- before aniioither
lhrisinstl ~was past.
"Well, to~y tinte ar1rivedl. i pnreli' a
I IIoI:I ht b yh s into myl : r ll h.
: . tlIos: IA diIInIus lnd lI ti1 lionI
dolb IT il m in o len it Iilto -tln
Mid rie glly whip, an linl aw ay 3.
fliW lli ItoeI Ig w tIit toy k nY11.
gliways S w lnt gpo -lt goy of ardil
I h4 fn 1 r I g of l he hrt .
"I'p. up dhw Iuy to ut y reni r. I u
!nl ilt iii wIl soh~III.-t .kv lill 1 1 hve n w
int il- to uot sky.n upto ithe whdoly
h(il. yo h l - I Ihll I lou I- '.
They* we-re while. :I th Ib Ill.it
in e t m in. 1w il thi th my,.
Thly nee d t' gr I igclinh a sort eo
tn , u\ iniII 1Y. i t I l Y i . :!y im: 11hi1
r I 1i i :idi nh . iIt .\nd!1e1mi' oi en i 't I
I' i l'iit' 1 e is 1]i 1 t Il vw. , erd lo %en t,
wels. Sotilevs. peafe ilg sweit lo
"WI IaIt do y i t Ink I t I . th I loIId (I?
livel 1inped rI)I I It ron di i any nw.
"4 wha ruu \0aii-. t A i re yuI I I sa in . tat
'fr?' I sAlid. 'Ywu re yin 11 hko
tie, eh? And don't yu ilow Ii Ov I
linvI to iirry doiwn to eirth to uke
fll the little girls .np bnyu dopny hy
i lliltheir stockmi Withi toys lto e
goodivs? so letI go-lit go of me. do
"Toe iii .'ut iniho!' ied ahi wited
'I'll do nothin g of the sort.' it saird.
'i'u going down to arth with yo.
And nothin Il still e. I'vjI lwaIy
Wan n o g ow to gart hi' 0i1 -.11141 adeeC
the Somrt Ildren. .\nd thits I my
chIiaice-mIy grailt big ciinirc. So Her'!
I stay. giriotuiri1 liou . :eukt unltil you
have le ol mi to) .1rh.'
"'IBM don't you kniow.' I strolded,
'tha cloudis aren't weloillie oi eaith?
TlhI t1eM is Ili tIu sky tid nowhere
elseZ. so) please, pllease .,.o away anld
let mie be.'
" 'Ilee, hI' nt I!' saig the fr. t
lofve liu nseck. It's gfs ier len warmr
4n1d ro i l. .\nd : -r I Sl:1i' stiy.'
".Int then h broilliant en 4 cstoke.
'T ?' II l ai b. 'Willst instay right
there forever ii evel and follow ilme
wherever I go o am I ravpy thriuth
the frthti wte orl ('lpii nn' dowhinck
['imeypoiltre neo' sweden ronf over
high11 (tl ? Wo lilln yOu neverfi forsk
"u q C' noievaer! SoIl plois-cver
never if 1( olyc io i 1ll iak of' dewn
to1' ofrt wloth, you!' ied ofhenwhine
tlout aroute by mengesask.8
'Ten i ll(ilu (loe ttod out
cin.'' 111 rnied.' O 'ling(i' wlos toelmy
plfry fheiks nrolkee too h'lem worm.
enn tioi t he thd oor, wcl"heit flay
heard.~l Istea if h prettyg her gift
i' i esn Seome Otni he Lanod
ofi' t .intof te ifhidrn of terist
tiiai nurniang wsi a way.n l u fo
iteilres From Lveader-sly of lIevoilu
Mlon U'nder 'ressure from Ills Gen
erals. .i1a1 111011urn If .Movemlent Falls
t o 'nseal Prolit inal Goiernntent.
11 I 'aso. Texas, Dec. is.-Geni.
l"t'iCiSCO \illa has giveni up as
hopeless his sti i'ggle against tlhe de
facto government of Mexico, 'accord
ig to authentic advices today from
Chilhuahua. The followers who still
remained faithful to the man once
all powerful in northern .\Mexico have
been warned to "take care of them
selves," and are said to be scattering
in all directions. Many, it !S said,
a e preparing to make their peace
with the Carranza government.
Villa, In addressing the council of
war at which his determination to
abandon the struggle was made pub
lie, is said to have declared he would
no longer sacrifice men needlessly.
lie is said to have been urged to
abandoni the revolultionatry movement
by his staff and advisers and lso by
Jhust what the plans of the insur
gent leader are have not beenl imade
clear4i although he is said to have de
elared lie would come0 to tile l'nited
States if lie were permit ted .1n-1 If
woul1d 11(l -'o b, 1-:ur1ope'.
.\coidinig to the advices tle con1
'il of war' hel at ihuahua do
tid,(d thatten. \illa sloll retire
aud he nas so iilortlied. iln alswer
Ing Gn't. \'ilhI ' i repoted as stying
1h:tt he r''alijed the 1ile had c(om1e
"I have been surrounidied by trai
4or's," lit is said to have dclared,
"and1 by ien who will not light. I
ent 1,44 Men to defe-nd Saita Rsa
:ia aual 11hey 'vJoined thle Carraniza
FOS Without a light. I do not antit
"arritive you. I will go to the
ho4d r, cro's to til' i'nited States it
I ai perilited, and therl. live with
lin - a v ntily. If I a111 nl)t pernitted to
4c 0.o - the bt4 t1l4r I will go to i1rope.
substa tiati , of i th mhlices., fromn
ihua1411a appear inl telegramiis from
Ge;n. Obregon dated at Guaymas
114l ting a telegranti1 frotin I leadinltg
\illa generial and stating that tle
\illa general 111d secured from Villa
a promlise to retire and asking a coni
felence with Obregon 11upon the f.ttIe
of the 'illa organ'.izationl's persoiiel.
In reply Gen. Obregon said he had
stited to the \illa general that Villa
wis witlhout. thO law and whethe'r he
retired was a inatter of n1o moment;
that lie would be shown nio colsidera
tion. The Oflicers, le said, would be
Miven gitartae i( It' they strrendered
.\1iguel Diaz Lomnbardo, foreign
nminister of tile \illa governmient, ad
hnil'ted th I 11111) o f thde advices fril
Chihiilhua, but declared Gen. \'illa
wolid not retire to the Ilnited States.
The "'arraniza forces under Gen.
.lacinio) Trevino already are deniand
ing ilt surrender of Chiitualhua, but
ft'"w Itersolns familiar with the country
<iIestiont (eIt. Villa's ability to escate
(alptur1e' in t hat setion, wherie Ito
kno4)ws every hill anud wa terthol e and~
wherice Ite htas 11ua1ny l'iend s.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
* TI'lE E.. PTY' STlO('hIN(G. *
I'romt itany a little bed,
l'There a G;od-bilown dIreaml~ hangs ov'er
I'a('h sleepy earlitng he4ad:
Of a4 daiy that' soon4 to ('omet
Toi the' music1 of the itrum1Il.
There's 814 (Iinply .t'cin g htanging
IIlhyitany a windio-hiowni door41.
Tha 4-uI wa~4it ilni viln lot' 0Christamlts
in the ray haut of)15 ) the' 144or1;
4nd the' eye tha. l ow' shinte brightlyi
S44' nothin bleh ere' on1 ('hristmtas
tliut. 11h4 shadow')1 of the y'ar's.
I hIt w here 041e gi ft woild brIghten
in tho maion~t's of the Great,
Ni) all will go tunan1sweed
No lot will v'alnly wail;
'lTte 1tide of joy Is magic
['Thr'ough the gateway of' eacht soilI.
Ilu t out whter'e spulenortI centres
'The dar'k of weai'y (lays,
No relindeerl's hoofs will thuinder
Oui. poverty's dreary ways;
Aind so, rot' G;od's whiite season
For' soime wee drieamier' cause
D on 't you Ititnk you ightt whiIsper'
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Phone 286 . J. W. McKee, Pres.
State of South Carolina,
County of L'aurenis.
IN COURT O1 COMMON PLIDAS
Enterprise National Bank and 1lomo
Trust Co., Plaintiffs
Edd W. Martin, Mrs. Essic W. Martin,
et al. Defendants.
Piurstant to a Decree of The Court
in the above stated case. I will sell at
public outcry to the highest bidder, at
Laurens, C. H., S. C., on Salesday In
January next, being Monday the 3rd
day of the month, during the legal
hours for such sales, the following de
scribed property, to wit:
All that certain lot, piece or parcel
of land situate, lying and being on S11
ver street, in the City of Laurens,
County and State aforesaid, known as
Alartin Stable lot, containing one half
an acre, more or less, and bounded on
the North by lot of .l. J. Owings, on
the'East by lands of Albert Dial, on
the South by lot of the Enterprise Na
tional Bank and store house and lot
of 0. W. and Mrs. Essie W. Martin and
on the West by Silver Street.
2. Also all these separate lots,
tracts, pieces or parcels of land sit
uite in said County and State, known
ns lots Nos. 51, 52, 53, 5.1, 105, .106,
conveyed to the said E. W. Martin by
S. It. Todd and more particularly de
scribed on the plat of survey and sub
division of the property of S. R. Todd
nade by -1. It. Humbert, surveyor, ref
erenee thereunto being had. Said lots
fronting on Farley Avenue in the City
:1. Also all that other tract, piece
or Imreel of land lying, being and sit
unte in said County and State contain
ilg eighteen ( 18) acres, more or less,
oil the pubile road fromi Laurens to
.\laddens Station by double branches,
linown as .\lartli's farm, hounded by
lands of C. it. IHobo, Plratt Sulner, '1. D.
Iakea . an1d other.
I. Also all that certain lot, piece or
liia rcel of land situate, ly iig and being
in the City of Laurenls. in said County
and State, oil tile West side of Laurel
Stroet, known as Ihe residllece lot of
1. \V. and Mrs. Ensie W. .lartin and
klonil as; a part of the .J. M. Robert
son properlty anid (onitaltiing a fra
tioal part of an acre, and boun3tded oi
the North by lot of .1. 11. Cunningham,
Ion i the iast, by Laritel Street, on tile
'uhli by lot of M. L. Nash and on tile
West by Silver street.
Terims of Sal(.: One-half cash, bal
anle to he paid twelve mionths from
date of sale; tihe credit. portion to be
een1red by bon1d and mortgage of the
pirchaser over tile said premises,
bea ring interest. from late at rate of s
per cent, with kleave to purchaser to
pay his entire bid in cash. Purchaser
to pay for papers and stamps. 10 per
cent attorney's fee in case of collec
tion or sult. If the terms of sale are
not complied with, the land to be rc
sold on same or some subseqien t
Salesday on same terms. at risk of
C. A. POWER,
C. C. C. P. and G. S., Laurens, S. C.
)ated, this Dce. 13, 1915. 21-St
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