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[left side text box] The Prevailing Price for good Middling Cotton on Local Market Today was 11 1-2c

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WEATHER [blotted] Night Saturday, probably rain [with moderate] east winds.

HOME EDITION

VOLUME 86—No. 22. GREENVILLE, S. C. FRIDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 31, 1915. PRICE 5 CENTS.

[headline, spans cols. 1-2] LAST DAY FOR THE RULE OF LIQUOR IN SEVEN STATES ----------o---------- SIX OTHER STATES BESIDE OUR OWN ARE COMING INTO LINE. ----------o---------- IDAHO LAWS ARE THE FIRMEST ----------o---------- South Carolina, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Arkansas, Iowa, Are the Seven States that go Dry at Midnight Tonight—The Old State Dispensary System After a Quarter of a Century of Existence will Cease at Sundown today.

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[across all columns] Two GREENVILLE, S. C. FRIDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 31, 1915.

[half page advertisement for J. O. Jones Co., spans top section of page] JANUARY SALE J. O. JONES COMPANY. We have just completed our Stock Taking and here's where you benefit. Read this wonderful list of Winter Necessities. Remember we ALWAYS sell for CASH to EVERYBODY, all the time. Spend your money at a Strictly Cash Store.

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OVERCOATS $15.00 Overcoats . . . . . $10.00 $17.50 Overcoats . . . . . $11.50 $20.00 Overcoats . . . . . $13.00 $22.50 Overcoats . . . . . $15.00 Others one-third off.

SWEATERS $7.50 Sweaters . . . . . $5.00 $6.00 Sweaters . . . . . $4.00 $4.00 Sweaters . . . . . $3.00 $3.00 Sweaters . . . . . $2.00

LADIES' GLOVES A few Fownes Ladies' $1.50 Gloves at . . . . . 95c

DEMI BOSOM SHIRTS We have about 5 dozen $1.00 and $1.50 Short Bosom Shirts to close out at . . . . . 35c

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RAINCOATS $6.00 Raincoats . . . . . $4.50 $6.00 Raincoats . . . . . $6.00 $6.00 Raincoats . . . . . $7.50 $6.00 Raincoats . . . . . $9.00 Others one-fourth off.

TRUNKS $40.00 Trunks . . . . . $22.50 $25.00 Trunks . . . . . $16.00 $22.50 Trunks . . . . . $15.00

AUTO GOGGLES 25 pair Auto Goggles that were $10.00, 75c, now . . . . . 45c

OUTING PAJAMAS Any Outing Pajamas in our store . . . . . 95c were $1.50 and $2.00.

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SOX Onyx 50c Sox . . . . . . . . . 35c Wilson Bros., 50c Sox . . 35c

SUIT CASES AND BAGS One-third off on all Leather Goods.

WOOL SHIRTS One-third off on $1.50 and $2.00 Shirts.

SUITS ON HAND We have about 45 Suits on hand that were $20.00, $25.00, $35.00, we will close out at . . . . . $15.00

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OUTING NIGHT SHIRTS 49 Outing Night Shirts that were 75c and $1.00, now . . . . . 45c

UNDERWEAR

$1.00 Underwear. . . . . . 80c $2.00 Underwear . . . . . $1.35 $2.50 Underwear . . . . . $1.60

LEGGINS We have a large stock of Leggins to sell at 33 1-3 per cent off

MEN'S GLOVES Dress Gloves, Auto Gloves, one-third off. Come early.

E. & W. COLLARS. By the dozen . . . . . $1.25

PARIS GARTERS 25c Garters . . . . . 20c 50c Garters . . . . . 40c

MACKINAWS A few $8.00 Mackinaws at . . . . . $4.50

HATS Your choice of any Soft or Stiff Hat in our house $1.95 Steston's not included.

There are Some Wonderful Values Listed Above. Come Early, and Every Dollar will be Worth About One-Fifty to You. J. O. JONES COMPANY. Send Us Your Mail Orders. _____________________________________________________________________________ [bottom section of page]

[heading, spans cols. 1-2] OUT-OF-TOWN NEWS [text box] HILLSIDE CHURCH, Miss Ellie Eskew, Correspondent

Hillside, Dec. 31—Mr. C. E. Stansell was a business visitor in Pelzer one day last week.

Mr. W. B. Gambrell of Pickens, spent the holidays with Mr. T. J. Garrison and family.

Miss [Athslee?] Mosley of Greenville, spent Monday with Miss Annie Tarrant.

Mr. and Mrs. Edd Stansell and children of Pelzer, spent Monday with Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Stansell.

Mr. Willie Hammett of Greenville, spent two days at the house of Mr. T. J. Garrison.

Mrs. Charlie Walker was visiting relatives in Greenville one day last week.

Miss Gertrude Garrison spent Friday night with Miss Bessie Coker at Waycross.

Miss Marguerite Coleman is spending the holidays with homefolks at Travelers Rest.

Miss Nettie Thompson is visiting friends and relatives in Greenville this week.

Miss Lucia Stansell spent Tuesday and Wednesday with Mr. Edd Stansell and family at Pelzer.

Miss Lena Owens of Pelzer spent Saturday night with Mrs. Rura Dewitt.

Mr. and Mrs. Broadus Lindler spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Garrison.

Mr. Luther Martin and Miss Jasie Bennett spent Sunday with Miss Mary Peder.

Mr. J. H. Poole is visiting relatives in Greenville this week.

Miss Maude Allen spent Saturday and Sunday with Miss Ida Mae Allen at Belton.

Mrs. Bettie Barkley is on the sick list this week, her many friends hopes she will soon be well again.

[text box] TAYLORS.

Taylors, Dec. 31—In spite of the rainy weather the people of this section sure had a very merry Christmas.

Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Birdwell entertained several of their friends Christmas day. Among them were Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Birdwell and family and Mr. J. M. Jones and wife, and Mr. M. C. Jones and family.

Mr. H. C. Cox and family were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Singleton [blotted]

Miss Francis Birdwell was visiting Miss [Elsa?] Bingham Wednesday.

Miss [Esie?] Bridges entertained several of her friends Sunday afternoon. Among them were Miss Eva and Miss [cut off]

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home from her daughters, Mrs. B. F. Whilden of Travelers Rest.

Mr. Joe Brookshire was visiting Miss Pauline Ball Sunday afternoon.

Miss Mattie Black spent Saturday night and Sunday with Miss Kate Black.

Miss Stella and Inez Martin of Greenville, are spending their holidays with Mrs. [Lala?] Barton of Taylors.

Mr. A. H. Bridwell and family are to entertain some of their friends today. Among those present will be Mr. Henry Sammons and family, Mrs. Joe Bates and family.

The many friends of Mrs. J. J. Dill will be sorry to hear of her death. She passed away at two o'clock Monday morning.

She will not only be missed by her family circle. She will be missed from the church and community. She was a loving wife and kind mother. She leaves a husband and three daughters, Mrs. Rosa Collins and Miss Pearl and Ida Dill, to mourn her loss besides many other relatives.

[text box] WESTMINSTER J. C. Cole, Correspondent.

Westminster, Dec. 30, 1915.—Our town and county was visited by a severe storm last Tuesday night. Thunder and rain and wind, one of the ardest rains we have had for a long time and some of the hardest winds that has been here for a long time.

In Eastminster the wind blew down one dwelling [illegible], occupied by negroes, but no one was hurt.

The telephone [illegible] from Westminster to Oakway is nearly all blown down.

Mr. W. R. Kay of Atlanta was a visitor here one day this week. Mr. Kay was a few years back a citizen of Westminster owning all the land where Eastminster now is. Mr. Kay walked out over this property and was surprised at the change which had come about in a few years where he cultivated all this land of cotton.

Mr. and Mrs. T. W. [Dickson?] of Clemson College were visitors here this week.

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. [Scheirs?] of Landrum, S. C., visited relatives and friend here this week.

The holidays [illegible] off very quietly here; the merchants report a good Christmas [illegible].

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spent Christmas day with his father, Mr. J. W. Simpson, in the east end of the city.

Mr. J. Hugh Bibb of Atlanta was a visitor here recently. Mr. Bibb is proprietor of the Bibb farm, Three miles below town. He was looking after the interests of his farm.

Prof. and Mrs. W. C. Taylor are spending some time in Greenville at this writing.

W. P. Anderson and family of Greenville were visitors here recently.

Wishing the Daily Piedmont and its many readers a prosperous New Year.

[text box] MARRIETTA. Miss Leila Jones, Correspondent.

Marietta, No. 2, Dec. 30.—Well, Christmas passed off quietly without very much trouble.

Mr. W. M. Hammond and sisters, Misses Emma and Velma, are spending the holidays with homefolks at Senaca.

Messers Charlie and Walter Hawthorn of Anderson were spending several days with their sister, Mrs. Ola Nellie.

The Jones-Freeman wedding was carried out very nicely on the 23rd of this month. We wish them a prosperous life.

Mrs. W. M. Jones of this place spent last week with her children, Mr. H. L. Jones and Mrs. J. H. Hughes of [Dacusville?].

Mrs. Eva Higdon, the charming daughter of Rev. and Mrs. L. Higdon, spent 10 days with her aunt, Miss Lula Jones recently.

Mrs. Louis Dacus is spending the Christmas holidays with ther aunt, Mrs. B. B. [illegible]. Miss Dacus is a student at the G. W. C. at Greenville.

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. [Elrod?] and children, David and Katie, came up to spend this week with relatives on this side. We are glad to welcome them back to their old home, but are sorry their stay is not for good.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl [Arsits?] are the guests of [illegible] parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. [?] Griffin, this week.

Miss [illegible] of Anderson is spending the [illegible] with homefolks.

Mr. [illegible], a student at Central High School, Greenville, is [illegible] with homefolks here.

Mr. L. C. Clark has served on Mr. [illegible]

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Hicks have gone to [illegible] Ca., for their [remainder of column too dark to read]

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[headline, spans cols. 4-5] Something To Do Conducted By A. S. Bennett Something To Write About

[drawing of woman adrift in box in ocean] Adrift

Oh, how did the poor child ever get way out in mid-ocean in that [blurry] [blurry] boat? How long do you imagine she has been [blurry] round with the land in sight and no sign of [blurry]? Perhaps the gulls could tell and perhaps they will call someone [blurry] to her [blurry]. I wouldn't wonder if some cruel person had set her [blurry] to get her out of the way. [blurry] do you think that perhaps

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she thinks she see something that looks hopeful? I know that [before?] many hours have passed she will be saved. Perhaps her box will go ashore somethere or perhaps a fisherman will come [blurry] along her way and take her home to be his toy and pride. Many things might happen. I wonder if you can think of one way out of her [blurry]. (Printed by the [blurry]

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Union Machinists. Reedy River Lodge No. 528, I. A. of M., meets every Thursday night. Maulden building. All visiting brothers always welcome. C. [D?]. Tucker, Sec'y, [D?]. W. Cole, Proc. ----------o---------- Red Men Washoo Tribe No. 15 meets every Friday night at 7:30 in hall over Carolina Mill offices. O. C. Williams, Secretary; J. D. Turner, C. of W. [paragraph too dark to read]

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Knights of Pythias. Blue Ridge Lodge, No. 24, meets every Tuesday night at Castle Hall, Corner Main and Washington streets. Harry H. Durgan, C. C., L. A. Earnhardt, K. R. and S.

Row[?] Lodge No. 72 meets every Thursday night at Castle Hall, corner of Main and McBee avenue. John S. Tay[lor] [blotted] E. M. Moffat, K. R. S.

Jr. O. E. A. M. Paris Mountain Council, No. [146?], meets every second and fourth Friday night, Raines hall, Hampton ave. W. L. [streaked] Counsellor, W. B. Smith, [streaked] Sec.

Odd Fellows. Mountain Lodge, No. 15, meets every [??]day night at hall, corner of Main and Washington streets. J. C. [illegible], G. Aren Mahaffey, Sc.

W. O. W. Cedar Camp, No. [??], meets every Thursday night at hall, on Laurens street. E. Inman, Con. Com.; John [illegible], Clerk.

Pine Camp, No. 714, meets every Wednesday night at Raines' hall, corner of Hampton Ave. and Frank st. [illegible]Riley, Con. Com.; B. D. Freeman,

[Homewood?] Camp No. 450 meets every Tuesday night at 7:30 in hall over Carolina Mill office, S. M. Com[illegible] Con. Com., O. C. Williams, Clerk.

Cedar Grove No. 77. Cedar Grove No. 77, Woodm[?] [illegible] meets every Friday night at 8 o'clock in its on on Laurens street. Mrs. W. J. Whitaker, guardian.

Daughters of America. Greenville Council No. 10, meets every first and third Friday night [illegible] hall. Mrs. Beattie Smith, Councelor; Miss Grace Hamby, Rec. Sec. ------------------------------o------------------------------ MILL NEWS

Southern Textile Bulletin.

W. H. Gibson, Jr., is now superintendent of the Fairmont Cotton Mills.

M. J. Hawkins has resigned a position at the Gaffney Mfg. Co. to become night superintendent of the Corriher Mills, Landis, N. C.

O. C. Morgan has accepted the position of second hand in weaving at the [Menningham Mills?], Greenville.

J. H. McClellan, of the Victor Mills, Greer, S. C., has become second hand in carding at the Arkwrights Mills, Spartanburg, S. C.

E. E. Brown, formerly superintendent of the Apache Mills, Arlington, S. C., has accepted the position of travelling representative of Keever Bros., Newark, N. J.

W. E. Tindale has resigned as overseer of carding and spinning at the Eden Mills, Reidsville, N. C. to assume a similar position at the [Hickory?] Mill, of the Greenville ([R?]. C.) Mfg. Co.

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CECIL'S BUSINESS COLLEGE OPENS JAN. ----------o---------- Opens on January 3rd, on the Gro[und] Floor of the Gillvan Building. [cut off] West Washington Street. ----------o---------- A wonderful advance has [been] made in the modern business of [cut off] toward facilitating the work of hand lifting a large volume of busi[ness.] Every improvement made has res[ul-] ted in INCREASED SALARIES [for] the employee. Cecil's Business College introduces the STENOTYPE [to] the businessmen of Greenville, as [an] improved method of taking dict[ation] which increases the efficiency of [the] stenographer in handling corr[es-] pondence.

With the STENOTYPE and cour[ses] [illegible] the quality of work [of] Stenotypists is far above the earning ability of the stenographer of [the] past.

This co-operation for the benefit [of] the business man results in high[er] salaries to competent operators, wh[ich] ensures responsible, permanent employment.

We offer reach and every one [of] you who have the ambition to b[ecome a fast and accurate writer [and] [illegible] correspondence at a mach[ine] that will make your duties pleasurable and insure a renumeration for our services that will satisfy you [cut off] [illegible] expectation.

The result of your school training MUST BE DOLLARS. The man or woman who can command [a] HIGH SALARY is most in deamnd today. There is no place in the business world for the incompetent, [and] no longer can such an employe ea[rn] more than a bare living, if that.

You are young now and have [the] chances to completely prepare you[r-] self for the work that is before you. It will give its great pleasure to [cut off] woman and all inquiries from th[ose] who decide to take in STENOTYPE for the purpose of securing a GOOD SALARIED POSITION. Simply m[ail] [in a post] card and we will expl[ain] the benefits to be derived; how [cut off] the machine, how easy the work [will] be and will send you full information. Remember that Bookkeeping, Shorthand, English, Spelling, [cut off] will also be taught in the school [cut off] Day and night sessions. Address

[signature] Cecil's Business College Greenville, S. C.

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[across all columns] FOUR GREENVILLE DAILY PIEDMONT, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1915.

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GREENVILLE DAILY PIEDMONT Established 1824. Every Afternoon except Sunday. At [1?]17 E. Main St., Greenville, S. C. ____________________________________ ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHES ____________________________________ TELEPHONES: Business Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220 Editorial Rooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60[7?] Society Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 ____________________________________ SUBSCRIPTION RATES Strictly Cash in Advance. By Carriers in the City: One Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.00 Six Months . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.50 Three Months. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.25 One Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[25?]

By Mail: One Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.00 One Mon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [.25?] ____________________________________ Entered at the Greenville Postoffice as mail matter of second class. ____________________________________ The Greenville Daily Piedmont will publish brief and rational letters on subject of general interest when they are signed by their authors and are not of defamatory nature. ____________________________________ The Piedmont is a member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations. It was the first paper in South Carolina to join that organization, which is controlled by advertisers and whose audit of circulations is accurate. An advertiser should know the circulation of a newspaper in which he buys space. ____________________________________ All checks and drafts and money orders should be made payable to GEORGE R. [KORSTER?], Publisher. ____________________________________ FRIDAY, DEC. 31, 1915. ____________________________________ DR. AKED PLAYED LEAP FROG.

Some of the papers are publishing a picture of Dr. Aked of the Ford peace party from a snapshot evidently taken in one of his more carefree moments as he vaulted over the back of the aged and venerable Rev. Jenkys Lloyd. Now a number of different things might be said about that picture, one might have praised the careful, possibly gentle way in which the Rev. Dr. Charles placed his hand on the back of his aged play-mate as tho he feared to give him too rough a shove that would unbalance him and knock him over, on the other hand we might have ascribed this carefulness on the part of Dr. Aked to a fear of falling himself, but however that be here is what one editorial writer says under the caption of "A Churlish Crowd."

"It is said some of the more soberminded members of the party were shocked at this [sport?] display and that there began the series of exhibitions of childishness that has characterized the expeditor. Some of the newspaper men taken along considered the whole trip merely a frolic and many of the members of the expedition apparently had small conception of the proprieties and the earnestness of the mission on which they were embarked. It was very much like an excursion of school children. Certainly this would appear to be so in regard to the intellectual standard. We are coming to the conclusion that if the [East?] peace endeavors fail, it will be more on account of the frivolous person[faded out] of the party than by reason of any weakness on part of Mr. Ford himself."

We think our friend's censure is a little extreme. We do not know what the facilities for exercising are on the Oscar II, but we do know that it is better to have a little unconventional sport than to suffer the headaches and poor circulation, and far from ruining the passenger's ability to reason soundly, a little sport would put their minds in condition for better thinking, but then of course they might (?) have played golf or tennis on the rock, you know their longfaced, dry-as-dust observers.

It was Henry Ward Beecher who pitied the man who had lost out of him all the boy, and Mencius, the Chinease philospher said the great man was he who did not lose his child's heart. If we are not mistaken we have heard that Gladstone used to turn hand-springs after and arduous period in the house of Parliament, but is his great work in the British empire made any less [cleverly?]? Holman Hunt made himself rediculous to a certain Englishman by his early morning runs, [illegible] that is the beauty of "The Light of the World" marred by a London abby's opinion?

If the beneficial gravity of Ford's peace party was so flimsy a thing as to be knocked down by a game of leap-frog then it should have been killed and not allowed to suffer. -----------------------------o----------------------------- AGGRESIVE RIGHTEOUSNESS

Today is the last day of the old year and many are probably shaping up New Year resolutions, some of which may be broken before twentyfour hours, and would-be humorists will have their little flings at the expense of the breakers, but what of it? As long as a man makes even a resolution in the right direction it shows that the right spirit is not dead to him and that at least sounds hopeful.

But what of the nature of these resolutions? Many of them, perhaps the majority, are of the "I will not" type rather than the "I will ; the negative rather than the aggressive.

One of the commonest forms of [rateroscopic?] life is a clear, colorless mass of protoplasm that swims rapidly thru the water, and as soon as it comes into contact with a solid object, presto, up it draws into a different shape like a self-righteous [blotted] that had robbed his robe [blotted] a Samaritan! What that creature is in biology, some people are in the natural world, good enough themselves, clear all the way down [the] [?-line], making no impression of the world about them It was, if [cut off]

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we mistake not, Wu Ting Fang who pointed out the superiority of the positive "Do unto others" of the golden rule, over the negative "Do not unto others" of the silver rule of his country. It is a good thing to bear in mind. It is good to refrain from vice and sin; it is a better thing to crush it under foot and save its victims.

In his speech here some time ago John G. Woolley struck a ringing note when he spoke of dreaming has over the Book of Revelations, and putting into practice more of the Book of Acts. Jesus himself was the finest type of aggressive righteousness. He sat among the scarlet lilies of the East and taught his followers; a painter would have said that God painted the lilies; a sculptor that he carved them, but this wonderful Gallilean transcended all literary genius and declared that God clothed the grass and arrayed the lilies, thus placing God in the light of the proudest parent even to his children of the plant world. Yet a Christ with a gentle conception of life like that stood in the [outer?] courts of the temple with flashing eye and commanding voice, holding a whip of cords in his hands as he drove forth the buyers and the sellers. And was he not just as much the Christ then as during the Sermon on the Mount?

It is a good time to start a better life tomorrow. It is a better time today, it is good to keep yourself on the straight road but it is better to help some one else to walk there, too. Make your straightness count, and in the words of Thoreau, "Be not merely good, be good for something." -----------------------------o----------------------------- If you are a tobacco chewer now is the time to make a resolution and quit. Be warned by the case of a man who is suing a tobacco company for damages occasioned by putting his tongue on a pane of glass that he bit in a plug. -----------------------------o----------------------------- And also you had better be careful how you bite down on canned syrup. Another news report tells of a woman who stuck a copper wire thru her tongue while eating this popular sweet. -----------------------------o----------------------------- The old gold-brick seems to have had its day, but some green-horns are still to be found that can be taken in on a wire-tapping scheme. -----------------------------o----------------------------- "Hellers" the Austrians call their coins. Is that the kind of coin that burns the pocket until it is spent. -----------------------------o----------------------------- Vernon Castle is going to fight the Teutons they say. Oh, I say! Kill [it?], don't let it suffer. -----------------------------o----------------------------- The Albanians call their ruler a Mpret. And yet William of Wied? wants to get that job back. -----------------------------o----------------------------- RALPH PARLETTE'S PHILOSOPHY.

The following is some of the philosophy of Ralph Parlette who will be here on the [illegible] shortly.

You never get an education out of a college; you get the tools. You get your education in the University of Hard Knocks and write all you know in the Book of Experience. ----------o---------- Life is an active thing earned in service. The pig in the wallow isn't living—he's vegetating getting ready for sausage. That pig is worth more dead than alive—like any other loafer. ----------o---------- The menace of America does not lie in swollen fortunes, but in the shrunken souls of those who inherit the fortunes. ----------o---------- You are not paid in your envelope. You are merely getting some money that is the buy-product of your work. You get your pay right while you are doing your work—the happiness of service. That is art. There is no work when we love our work—it is only pay. The best pay is doing the work we love. We cannot break down at it; we grow fat at it. ----------o---------- The unhappy man is always trying to get things. The happy man is always trying to give things. ----------o---------- You have to pay for what you get or you don't get it. People may give things to you, but you don't get them. You can't get something for nothing. You must give an equivalent. You can't give help to a beggar until he tries to help himself. That's why I charge for my lectures; the audience that pays gets more out of them. The "dead-head" who pays nothing generally appreciates least because he has given least, and he is therefore the greatest kicker. Free things are a failure. Nobody ever got anything free. Even salvation isn't free. It is the most costly thing in life because you have to give all you have for it. ----------o---------- Parlette's Message for Everyday.

Today is the greatest day of my life! All past days have been getting ready for today. Today is the wisest day of my life! All past wisdom has been storing up for today. This is the happiest day of my life! All past happiness has been crystalizing into today's happiness. This is the strongest day of my life! All past days have been hardening my muscles for today.

I am doing the greatest work of my life today! I am wiser, happier, stronger than ever before! I don't want to be a child—I don't want to go back a minute. Each day we expand. Each day brings the answer in something we couldn't answer yesterday. And that goes on forever. We cannot grow old any more than God can grow old. We are approaching eternal youth. The universe is [illegible] just as fast as we grow and [illegible]. It will take an eternity to grow [infinitely?] -----------------------------o----------------------------- DEMOCRACY AFTER THE WAR [text too dark to read] [cut off]

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is entertained by a number of close observers of the course of public conduct and the formation of public opinion in several of the belligerent countries." It stands to reason that the "full privates," the ordinary rank and file, who in unprecedented numbers are fighting for the life of their nation, and the families that have sacrificed their dearest for the preservation of that life will want to have some better share in the national government for which they have paid so high a price. And comradship in the field is doubtless doing much to remove class differences and prejudices, notwithstanding the necessary maintenance of discipline, so that all classes are likely to be largely united by a growth of democratic sentiment.

This sentiment is rising in Russia. The people have been called in such masses to the war that they begin to see what strength they have to shape the imperial destiny. If the empire is so dependent on them they must have a greater share in its government. There need be no insurrection, no revolution. Let them have a beginning of democratic institutions and nihilism will die. In Austria such institutions will have to be multiplied if the many diverse peoples are to be held together under one sovereign. It would not be surprising if Hungary were to break away, and then there might be a a general breaking-up of the dual monarchy. What may happen to Germany after the war is extremely problematic. Public discontent seems to be spreading, and even anger is manifested, not by the Socialist section alone. In the event of distress at home and disaster in the field culminating in final defeat, neither dissolution of the federation nor deposition of the Kaiser would be impossible.

In the British Empire there will be a broadening of representative government for imperial affairs, with a closer political association of the component countries that are scattered around the globe. "We are face to face," says Lord Haldane, "with the advent of democracy to power, a democracy which will be still more powerful than the war, when everything has to be cleaned up, and the question is to be put whether the old order of things whould not finish and a new order of things take its place."— Boston Herald.

Scintillations

Mr. Ford will get considerable [practice?] in peacemaking right aboard ship.—Baltimore American. ----------o---------- Mr. Ford should postpone his date for ending wars hereafter to February 29.—Boston Evening Transcript. ----------o---------- Villa's real name is Doroteo Arango, and he never wore a wrist watch at that.—Indianapolis Star. ----------o---------- The Servians blame the allies for not having arrived in time to save Servia. How unreasonable. The British were busy quarreling in London and the French were busy fighting in France.—Louisville CourierJournal. ----------o---------- We hate to spoil the Colonel's Christmas, but it is a well-known fact in Washington that President Wilson never reads anything that the Colonal says about him or pays the slightest attention to the Colonel's criticism.—New York World. ----------o---------- When an American tendered a quarter for a drink in Juarez the other day and recieved $3,000 in Mexican money, General Villa decided it was almost time to call the revolution on account of darkness.—Boston Transcript. ----------o---------- In view of the fact that so many of its members were believed to be cracked, it's not surprising that there's a split in the Ford peace party.—The Buffalo Express. ----------o---------- It seems to be admitted that about the only hope the allies have of conquering the Germans is by starving them, and if this be a fact, from appearances at the present time, the hope is rather a slim one.—Yorkville Enquirer. ----------o---------- When they can't think of anything else, the Republicans say, "Well, there's Hughes." They accompany this remark with a sad smile too.— Spartanburg Herald. ----------o---------- It is extremely interesting to note that the Kaiser hopes the war will be over by the end of February, although the year is not given in the dispatch.—Charleston Post. ----------o---------- The "Dixie Highway" is to be a highway in more than name. Nearly two million dollars have already been spent on it and plans are being made to spend seven million dollars more to build the highway.—Wauchula Advocate. ----------o---------- In many cities they have "go to school days," when the parents of the pupils visit the schools to observe how the work is being done. Good idea, is it not?—South Georgia Progress. ----------o---------- Speaking in South Bend, Ind., Mr. Taft predicted Republican vicory. Marvelous. But the expert knows these things even before the candidates are chosen. May Mr. Taft thinks it's a yellow dog year.—New York Evening Telegram. ----------o---------- If you are hunting for a wife would you stand on the street and choose the girl who stays up town longest and comes up oftenest?— Thomasville Times. ----------o---------- Some people say advertising does not pay and yet within one week seven men requested us to write something that could not have been construed other than a free advertisement of their business.—Gaffney Ledger. ----------o---------- Whatever may be said about it, it won't be gainsaid that Henry Ford was animated by a laudable purpose to bring about a cessation of the terrible war in Europe.—Lancaster News. ----------o---------- Where, o where has my little [dog?] gone, with his wings cut short and his ears stretched long?—[illegible] Herald. [cut off]

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What Others Say.

A Federal Freedom.

Great Britain, through its ambassador at Washington has made [scandal?] of the embargo that is preventing hospital supplies from reaching Germany. England may shortly come to the conclusion that an embargo on medicines and hospital supplies will become necessary if Germany is to be finally conquered. The federal government accepted, that alternative to the case of the Confederate states. It was through the blockade that the South was forced into a surrender. Not only were medical supplies of all kinds cut off, but the blockade was made so effective that the Confederacy was barred from food, clothing, ammunition and all else necessary to human existence and the prosecution of war. The federal government established a precedent which the British government may yet be glad enough to adopt.—Charlotte Observer. ----------o---------- Another Pathetic Figure

King Peter of Serbia, old, infirm and ill, fleeing before the invaders and seeking asylum in Italy, is one of the pathetic figures of the war. He managed to please his people principally by being merely a royal personage and never mixing in their politics. His daughter, a good, sensible girl, whose advice he often sought, married and went to Russia; his oldest son, in whom he countered his [hones?], was compelled to leave Serbia, and the old man afterward led a lonesome life at the royal palace in the shadow of the crime that made him king. Even should Serbia survive as a kingdom it is scarcely likely that he will be more willing than ever to turn the honor over to Alexander, his second son.—New York Sun. ----------o---------- Maybe.

Atlanta is in the middle of a recall campaign. Enemies of Mayor Woodward have succeeded in getting an order for an election to be held January 5. The mayor and his friends seem to be confident that he will be re-elected, while the other crowd seems to be equally confident. We may not know all the facts in the case, but it looks as if Mayor Woodward, in spite of whatever faults he may have, is being persecuted and we doubt if the voters will endorse that kind of thing.—Anderson Mail. ----------o---------- Korea and Belgium

Mr. Roosevelt [proudly?] declares that it was our national duty to go to war with Germany over the invasion of Belgium.

In 1905 the United States had a written treaty with the kingdom of Korea by which it had bound itself in case the integrity of Korea was threatened by a third power, to use its good offices to protect Korea.

That year the Japanese, without any pretext of a quarrel, seized Korea on the plea of military necessity and proceeded to occupy the country, precisely as Germany has occupied Belgium—by force.

The Korean government, helpless to defend itself, [illegible] to the President of the United States to fulfill the treaty obligations and use her good offices to protect Korea against Japan.

The President of the United States flatly refused to interfere or to carry out the treaty obligations of the United States to its feable friend.

The President of the United States that year was Theodore Roosevelt.— New York American. ----------o---------- Consolations of Forty-Odd.

Men of 40 years and over may be [blurry], but seldom are they fair, that delectable state being reserved for women of the age mentioned—if any ever reach it. Still, for the male person who has attained the age of his eighth [blurry], though he has lost the fine flower of his youth and much of his hair, and has made an embarrassing gain in the region of his equator, there are compensations.

This fact is called to mind by the joyous declaration of a medical authority that men over 40 are practically immune from enteric fever. That is something, even though one does not know what enteric fever is. That is not all. The man of 40 is absolved automatically, from many of the minor and yet troublesome amenities of life. [Lonely?] woman, for example, is considerate of him. The fact may gall his pride, but the physical man secretly rejoices that handkerchiefs, gloves, hand bags and hairpins are not spilled by the fair ones so frequently in his vicinity as was the case when he was more spry, though not more gallant.

Younger legs are sent bounding upstairs for forgotten articles. The man of 40 is tendered a solid, comfortable chair and not asked to perch his avoirdupois perilously upon the edge of one of those frail and gilded relics of the First Empire. His advice is actually sought and sometimes even heeded by the young. People do not rudely interrupt his stories.—Chicago News. ----------o---------- Better Than a Crown.

Governor Walsh hasn't so far as known, had an opportunity to decline a crown, but a salary of $780,000 may perhaps be regarded as in that class. To a query whether he would consider an offer of $15,000 a week as a "movie actor" he wired, it is said, "Cannot consider your offer."—News Item.

"Evidently," says the Springfield Republican, "the governor is not one of those statesmen who has his [blurry]." But this was pretty well known before."—Augusta Chronicle. ----------o---------- Would Have a [illegible]

Some of the road officials thought the state proposes to build a mile or two of asphalt roads to try it out before letting their paving contracts. The only trouble with this proceeding is the fact that they will have to try it on for ten or fifteen years before they can make any fair comparison between the combination road and vitrified brick. This means that they must either pay out their money for a lottery ticket road or [blurry] before hating one. —Orlando Sentinal.

Colonel [Br?] worries the president [illegible-too dark]

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Creeping Warbler And Brown Creeper By A. L. P.

During the spring, perhaps about the last of March or the first of April, there arrives from the South a tiny little bird whose plumage is one mixture of black and white stripes. It has rather a [long?], the simple name, the black-and-white creeping warbler, or otherwise the black-and-white creeper. It is about the size of the field sparrow and the plumage of the male and female are much alike, tho there seems to be a distinguishing difference in the markings about the head. Up and down the trunks of the trees this little bird climbs in the manner of a nuthatch, calling out at intervals a few double syllable notes in a wiry, little tone like "Sweets, weeca weeca" stongly aspirated between the front teeth.

One nest that came under the writer's observation was placed in the forest in a small fallen bush or limb, where the wind had collected a few leaves. It was an arrangement of dead leaves, grass, and pineneedles, much of it probably picked up on the spot, and shaped into a nest somewhat like a wren's, and lined with hairs like those from a horse's mane and tail. Here were laid about four eggs, spotted with brown and dull lilac, with backgrounds alsmost white, but washed over with a greenish or greyish tinge.

Tho Nuttall and the older naturalists considered this bird as allied with creepers, modern ornithologists rank it with the warblers.

The real creeper is a little fellow known as the brown creeper who visits our vicinity in the winter and climbs up and down trees that the black-and-white creeper has deserted for warmer "climbs." The plumage of this winter visitor is a medley of brown, and buff or lighter streaks. He is rather shy, and has a way of quietly slipping around the tree to the opposite side from the observer, thus it is hard to get him in full view. It is interesting to watch him as he climbs up a tree trunk, from the bottom, leaning his whole body stiffly now to the right and now to the left peering into the crevices of the bark for food and at last diving down from the part of the trunk where the branches radiate to the base of another tree which he searchingly ascends and perhaps dives from in the way so that his path thru the grove might be represented as making it a number of capital N's. Sometimes it sings too, even tho it is a winter bird weak little whispering notes, hard to place, as if coming from around yet from nowhere in particular, and after the colder weather has passed it leaves us for its nesting region in the North.

Palmetto Press

Tell Them Of It.

The Spartanburg county delegation meets today at the courthouse to give the people of the county an opportunity to place before its members matters concerning which they are interested and would suggest legislation. This public meeting of the delegation is a good idea.

Time and time again we have suggested that those citizens of Spartanburg county who believe the time at hand for taking up [definately?] our road problems should show the interest in this question by appearing before the delegation today. We hope they weill do so. A representative delegation of citizens appearing before the members of the legislature at this time to talk roads will convey to the gentlemen who are to represent us in Columbia some idea of the interest taken in this business. ----------o---------- Now is the time, the accepted time to start something.—Spartanburg Herald. ----------o---------- Saw His Error.

Henry Ford, a practical and successful business man, got out of his sphere when he undertook to shepherd a bunch of visionaries, politicians, cranks, freaks and notoriety seekers on a peace pilgrimage to Europe, and he seems to have realized his error promptly. No one should question the truth of the statement that he is a sick man, but if he is too ill to continue the pilgrimage it is strange that he did not go to a hospital for treatment; instead of risking the discomforts of a trans-Atlantic voyage in mid-winter. Mr. Ford is doubtless very sick of the Pandora's box of militant and irreconcilable peace pilgrims he has herded together on the Oscar II. The Oscar II must have been less to be preferred than trench fighting by a man who really loves peace and harmony at all times and under all circumstances.—Watchman and Southern. ----------o---------- Hugging Henry Home.

Now that Henry Ford has cut loose from his peace pilgrimage and is homeward bound, the chorus of ridicule that pursued him forth is undertaking a subtle change. The New York World finds that the vision upon which he acted could have appeared only to a great and generous soul," and it thinks he failed; not because he was wrong but "because he was right at the wrong time and in the wrong way," and also because "most of those who responded to Mr. Ford's hasty suggestions were not of a type to give dignity to his purpose," by which we hope it has reference to "our" lieutenant governor. The World thinks that the impulse that guided Mr. Ford on his expedition was "a noble one," but his enterprise "was the result of inspiration rather than meditation," and other worthy things. It wouldn't be surprising to learn that Mr. Ford's return has been inspiration to the advertising department of the big works to open a new campaign and that the metropolitan journals will hug Henry home.—Charleston Post. -----------------------------o----------------------------- Suggestive of the Past.

"Oh, you don't know me, Colonel [illegible], but I'm the vicar's wife."

"Delighted I'm sure. Always pleased any wife of the vicar!"—London [Chronicle?]

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HEALTH TALKS By WILLIAM BRADY. Gall-Sac Disease and Gall Stone[s]

CAN gall-stones be cured without operation?

No. But perhaps gallstones may be prevented by dietetic and medicinal treatment in persons who have signs of gall-sac inflammation.

Stout persons along toward forty, most women, are apt to have gallstone disease, especially persons who have had typhoid fever a few year previously.

Most everybody thinks gall-sac trouble is "stomach trouble" or "dyspepsia" at first. The earliest symptoms are occasional slight pain or discomfort, with gaseous distention, felt about the stomach region; consideral belching aftermeals, which sometimes relieves or seems to relieve the discomfort. The patient may note feeling of coldness or slight shivering at times. There is a tender place under the edge of the right ribs. Not rarely there is palputation. These symptons are prone to come on in the night.

A later stage, developing in months or years, is marked by sharper pain, more belching and sometimes vomiting, but the health is pretty fair between attacks. "Acute indigestion" shoulders the blame for these attacks in the patient's diagnosis. Some particular article of food is generally blamed a rather characteristic symptom in itself.

In the third stage typical colic occurs now and then—severe pain in the upper abdomen, perhaps vomiting and chill fever, [blotted] following the colic. Next day there may be jaundice. Such symptoms speak strongly for gall-stones. X-ray photographs may show stones containing considerable calcium salts, but will not show stones with insufficient calcium to give a shadow, and hence is not a certain,

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though a helpful aid in diagno[sis].

Gall-sac inflammation and [gall] stone disease are chronic, last[ing] years, with attacks at rare [or fre-] quent intervals, depending up[on the] patient's diet, occupation and [way] of life.

QUESTIONS AN ANSW[ERS] Professor or Doctor

Which would be better [to] consult for a chronic kidney [cut off] a medical school professor or [a] doctor?

Answer—It wouldn't matter [which]. A good professor may be a ve[ry] competent physician. Your [distinc-] tion is not significant. * * * * Hexamethylenediamine

Will you kindly inform me [what] hexamethylenediamine is used [for in] medicine?

Answer—It is used to diminish [bac-] terial activity in the urinary tr[act. It] produces a formaldehyde com[cut off] when eliminated from the kidne[ys. It] is also believed to exert an [cut off] action in the gall-sac and pe[rhaps] also in the nasal cavity—at leas[t. It is] given somethimes for cholecysti[tis] for common coryza (cold in [the] head). * * * * An Old Man's Habit.

What can a man of sevent[y] years do to break the habit of t[aking] two small doses of opium a day[?]

Answer—It is doubtful wheth[er he] should try. At that age it mig[ht be] a serious matter.

Freckles.

Please publish a simple rem[edy to] remove freckles.

Answer—There is no such re[medy] so far as we are aware.

Dr. Brady will answer all questions pertaining to Health. If [your] question is of general interest it will be answered through these col[umns.] If not it will be answered personally if stamped, addressed envelope [is en-] closed. Dr. Brady will not prescribe for individual cases or make diag[noses.] Address all letters to Dr. William Brady, care of The Pied[mont,] Greenville, S. C.

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OUR COUNTRY by our Presiden[t] A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE By Woodrow Wilso[n] (Copyright, 1915 by the McClure Newspaper Syndicate.) (Copyright 1901, 1902, by [Hargor?] & Brothers.)

Jackson at New Orleans

The year 1814 had set England free to [blurry] the war with vigor.

Napoleon was beaten. The very month Congress declares war against England he had attacked Russia for a [illegible] triumph.

Five hundred and fifty thousand men he took against her, the com[??] armies of subjugated Europe.

But disaster dogged him at every step. Three hundred thousand lives he threw away; more than a hundred thousand men he left in the hands of the enemy.

He came home with barely one hundred thousand (December, 1812) to face a rising of the nations.

Germany, Spain, Sweden, every people in [Europe] roused itself to crush him. The armies [illegible] and were beaten by Wellington in Spain, by [Blacher?] and the [illegible].

By the [end of] March, 1814, the armies [leagued?] against him were in Paris. In April [streaked] an exile in Elba.

But [illegible] by that time had drilled, trained and experienced officers, [primarily?] the hard process of the war itself.

What [illegible] of as much consequence, [illegible] navy startled the world by [illegible] exploits.

There [were?] but seven frigates, great and small, besides a corvette or two and a few small [frigates?] but her seamen were professionals, not amateurs like her soldiers. Whenever they could elude [the] British fleet watching at the harbor where they lay, and come to a reckoning with their foes, vessels with vessels on the sea, they almost without exception won, and won promptly, by expert seamanship and good gunnery; and British captains were ordered to sail, not singly but in company, [fold in paper] against them.

Little navies were created, toe, on

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the lakes, where they were built [cut off] the war lasted.

Commodore Perry in a single [cut off] last action (September 10, 1813) [took] control of Lake Erie and [cut off] a body of troops across the lake w[ith] a decisive victory on the Thames [cut off] the war in the northwest.

In the summer of 1814 Commo[dore] Marlborough met the English on [Lake] Champlain (September 11th) and [cut off] a victory which once for [??] plans of invading there.

As the war progressed, dis[cut off] came to the raw armies of the [cut off] and they began to be handled by [cut off] who understood their duty and [cut off] formed it in a soldiery fashion.

The war had begun with a series [of] defeats in the north at once ridicu[lously] and discracefully, but the whole [cut off] their allies changed when the Am[eri-] cans drove the British troops f[rom] their [illegible] home (J[anuary [29?], 1814 and kept their victory [cut off] the blick night through against [as-] sault after assault; and the fortu[nes] of the field swung considerably e[ven] after than from action to action.

The way was closed in the South. Th[cut off] the British sent Packerham with [cut off] 000 men veterans for the most p[art] Crimeans, which they meant to hold [cut off] such terms as might suit them w[hen] the war was done. There, on the 8[th] of January, 1815, Genereal Andr[ew] Jackson received him, at the trench[es] the Americans had drawn across [the] narrow strip of land below the ci[cut off] and beat him off with half the for[es and] sent him back in utter rout, [with] twenty-five hundred men less than [he] had brought.

Jackson himself lot but eight ki[ll] ed and thirteen wounded.

[signature] Woodrow Wilson

TOMORROW. "A Treaty of Peace"

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FLASHES OF FUN

A Lesson.

Jim, having bonked Buck on the head with an axe with fatal consequences, was baled to court and sentenced to pay the penalty at the end of the state's rope. The judge apprised Jim of the verdict and asked whether he had anything to say before sentence was pronounced.

"Who me?" asked Jim.

"Yes," responded the court.

Jim spoke earnestly.

"Well, sah," he said, "dis yere chargin' sutn'y gwine be a lesson to me?"—N. Y. Evening Post. ----------o---------- Not That Bad

"It would please me very much Miss Stout," said Mr. Mugley, "if you would go to the theatre with me this evening."

"Have you secured the seats?" inquired Miss Vera Stout.

"Oh, come now," he protested "you're not so heavy as all that."— New York Americas. ----------o---------- Shoved It Off.

[Well,] Ma, may I have Tommy Wilson come to our house to play?— Delta [blurry] [cut off]

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First Aid

A prominent physician was recently called to his telephone by a colored woman formerly in the service of his wife. In great agitation the woman advised the physician that her youngest child was in a bad way.

"What seems to be the trouble?" asked the doctor.

"Doc, she done swallered a bottle of ink!"

"I'll be over there in a short while to see her" said the doctor. "Have you done anything for her."

"I done give her three pieces of blottin' paper, doc," said the colored woman, doubtfully.—Williamsport Grit. ----------o---------- Therefore No!

"See here; I'm told you called me a blithering ideiot." "I did not." "Umph!" 'Blithering is an adjective I never use."—Birmingham AgeHerald. ----------o---------- Patient (after X-ray examination) Nurse, could you find out where they're goin' to run them movin' [too dark to read]

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[across all columns] GREENVILLE DAILY PIEDMONT, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1915. F[IVE]

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CRAIG RUSH FURNITURE CO. The One Price Cash Store __________________________________ DR. J. H. MAXWELL, GREENVILLE, DIED IN ATLANTA TODAY -----------o---------- EMINENT PHYSICIAN AND CLUB RESIDENT HAD BEEN IN FAILING HEALTH -----------o---------- REMAINS WILL BE BROUGHT HERE FOR BURIAL SATURDAY -----------o---------- Funeral Services Will be Held Tomorrow Afternoon at 2:30 o'clock From the First Baptist Church of Welch He was a Member since he First Came to Greenville—[Scion?] of Prominent Faith Leaves Large Connection in this Section—Was Ill in Home of Nephew in Atlanta -----------o---------- Dr. John H. Maxwell, M. D. an old and highly respected citizen of Greenville who has a prominent family [scattered throughout?] the state die this morning at 1.30 o'clock in Atlanta in the home of his nephew G. T. Weyman. The remains will be brought to Greenville Saturday morning at [3?] o'clock on the No. 56. The funeral service will be held from the First Baptist Church Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and after the service, which is to be [illegible] by Dr. Geo. W. Quick [illegible] [illegible] will follow immediately in [Greenwood?] cemetery.

The [illegible] call be and hopes to learn of Maxwell's death, although he has been in failing health for years and his death was not [illegible]. He was 88 years old on the 19th of the onth. Complications with the in[fluence?] of old age caused his death.

Dr. Maxwell was the youngest son of the late [illegible] Maxwell and Elizabeth Fields [illegible] [illegible] Professor in Anderson county, on Decemter 19, [1802?]. He spend his early boyhood in Pendleton where he received his [illegible] education. At the age of nineteen he entered the University of Virginia and commenced on academic course preperatory to the study of medicine. His last session there was devoted to [torn] to the study of nerval [torn] in the Medical College of Pendleon, and graduated there on [torn, illegible] After [his return home?] he settled at [illegible] [illegible] the practice of [torn] with his brother, Dr. Rob[ert?] [illegible] Maxwell. After two years and [illegible] he returned to his [torn]. His health began to fail [torn]this reason he moved to Greenville [torn] whole he continued his practice [torn] to the city until he was [torn, illegible] [illegible] health.

In 1890 he married [Miss?] Mary E. Alexander of Pickens, [S. C.]. His wife preceded him to the grave but two uears ago.

Dr. Maxwell was a member of the Baptist chuch for more than sixty years. He was a Knight of the poor and prominently identified [with?] other fraternal organizations. He was a staunch Democrat and although he never aspired for [illegible] he was well advised in [illegible] tional affairs.

Dr. Maxwell is survied by a large family connection in Greenville. -------------------------o----------------------- POSTOFFICE HOURS ON NEW YEAR DAY -----------o---------- Tomorrow, January 1, being a national holiday, the postoffice will observe the following schedule.

The city carriers will make only one delivery and collection, that their usual morning delivery.

The collectors will make tbree collections in the business section at [9:30] a. m. - 5:30 p. m. and [3:00?] a. m.

The money order, register, [illegible] and general delivery windows will open at 8:00 a. m., and close at 12:00 m. The office will be closed for the remain-- der of the day.

No delivery will be made by the rural carriers. -------------------------o----------------------- SOME BUSINESS PLACES WILL CLOSE TOMORROW -----------o---------- Tomorrow, January 1, being a national holiday, the day will be observed in Greenville by the postoffice, railway freight offices, banks and some other few institutions, but [illegible], however, is not regarded as a holiday by two mercantile establishments, the cotton and stock exchanges will open for the day.

Announcement was made today that the C. & W. C., the L & N, and the Southern railway freight offices will be closed all day tomorrow, except between 9 and ten o'clock in the morning. -------------------------o----------------------- AN ERROR.

A mistake was made in the published account of yesterday a tragedy in Easley. The Piedmont reporter was told that Mr. [Galloway?] had been [cut off]

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CONDITIONS AMONG WEAVERS 18 YEARS AGO AND TODAY -----------o---------- Over 18 years ago, I came to Greenville, S. C., when one of the mills was just starting up on three [harness?] tape selvage goods. I made $5.00 a week on eight of these looms, one got good room and board for $2.00 to $2.50 per week. Today weavers are running 24 looms on the same goods for $8.00 per week, just three times as many looms as I ran over 18 years ago for the same money, and they pay $3.00 to $3.50 per week for board.

Over 18 years ago, good flour was $[3.00?] for 98 lbs. Today we pay $3.50 to $4.00 for 98 lbs. of good flour.

Meat is from 10 to 60 per cent higher than it was 18 to 19 years ago and weavers are working in the same mill, in the same town and running [three?] times as many looms, on the same kind of goods for the same pay.

Over 21 years ago, I learned to weave at Hope Mills, N. C. on apron ginghams. Weavers made from [$10.00 to $11.00?] per week on [4] looms and got room and board for $1.75 per week. Today weavers run 8 looms on ginghams for $5.00 to $10.50 per week, and pay $3.00 to $3.50 per week for board.

The "rich are heaping treasure together for the last days"—James.

Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. Behold, the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, weave your cloth [illegible] you looked on cloth that was purist the high graded, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth. Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth have the way to resist you." James says that where we are there [illegible] "The coming of the Lord draweth nigh." James 5:1-7. STEPHEN MERCER. -------------------------o----------------------- POLICE COURT.

Bernard McCaskell, who put up a $50 bond last week for his appearance in police court on a charge of [illegible] was convicted today and fined [$7.50?]. It was alleged that he struck an old negro ["illegible"]. After his conviction he preferred a [illegible] change against the negro woman, Henrietta Abarcrombie, which the [illegible] flatly dismissed.

Gertrude [Loames?], tried on three separate charges of drunk, disorderly conduct and discharging a pistol, was found guilty of the latter two charges and fined $10 or 20 days in each case.

L. L. Todd, white, charged with embezzlement. -------------------------o----------------------- FEAST OF THE CIRCUMCISION.

Tomorrow, January the first being the feast of the Circumcision of Christ service with a celebration of the Holy Communion wkll be held in Christ church at 8 a. m. The rector the Rev. Alexander R. Mitchell will officiate. -------------------------o----------------------- And now they will be asking if the French, wo are good enough to [illegible] the English, are good enough to govern themselves.—The Pittsburgh Dispatch. __________________________________________________________________ [advertisement for Williams Willis grocery, spans cols. 4-5, bottom section]

"PREPAREDNESS" Against High Prices During the Year 1916, Should be the Watchword of Every Housewife in This Community.

HERE IS THE SOLUTION TO THE HIGH PRICE PROBLEM. Resolve that you will trade FOR CASH, and that you will buy your GROCERIES from WILLIAMS-WILLIS COMPANY.

Compare our prices below, with what you are now paying by the old time, worn, out of date CREDIT PLAN and see how we are going to save you MANY DOLLARS during the NEW YEAR:

48 lbs. Patent Flour $1.50
24 lbs. Patent Flour 75c
18 lbs. Best Patent Flour [$1.05?]
34 lbs. Best Patent Flour 85c
Pure Hog Lard, bulk 12c lb.
Best Compound Lard, bulk 11c lb.
Pure Hog Lard, 20-lb. buckets (in wood) $2.15
Pure Hog Lard, 10-lb. buckets $1.25
Pure Hog Lard, 5-lb. buckets 65c
25 lbs. Fine Granulated Sugar $1.65
Our "W. & W." Special Blend Coffee, worth 30 cents [20c?]
Lot of Candies to close out, worth 25c 15c lb.
Choice Florida Oranges 20c dozen
Bananas 15c dozen
Large, [illegible], juicy Grape Fruit, three for 25c
Irish Potatoes, per peck 25c
Sweet Potatoes (Nancy Hall), per peck 25c
10 lbs. Snowdrift Lard $1.20
5 lbs. Snowdrift Lard 60c
Best Corn Meal, per peck 25c
Broken Rice, real good, 20 lbs. for $1.00
Best [Full?] Head Rice, 14 lbs. for $1.00
7 [bean?] Cold Hand Snap 25c
6 [illegible] Argo Startch 25c
8 Boxes Searchlight Matches 10c
Sugar House Molasses, per gallon 50c
[illegible] Molasses, per gallon 50c
Fine House-Made Sorghum, per gallon 50c
5 gallons Kerosene Oil 25c
3 boxes Oat Meal [25c?]
3 boxes Grape Nuts 25c
2 boxes Shredded Wheat [15c?]
3 cans Big Hominey 15c
3 cans Sauer Kraut 15c
3 cans Condensed Milk 25c
3 cans Pet Milk (baby size) 25c
Yield Club Dressing, very fine, per bottle 25c
3 [illegible] Jelly, best varieties 25c
PROMPT DELIVERY TO ALL PARTS OF THE CITY WILLIAMS-WILLIS CO. [cut off]

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SPECIAL A. R. P. MEETING ON THE SABBATH MORNING -----------o---------- At the A. R. P. meeting place in the Central high school square there will be a special program of services Sabbath morning beginning at 10.00. a. m. It will be a combined service in which special [stress?] will be laid upon the Bible teaching service of the church. Among those who will take part are Mr. D. B. Webb, general secretary of the South Carolina Sunday School Association and ExGov. Ansel. The whole service will last but one and one half hour. Those who are interested in Sunday school work will hear with pleasure Prof. Webb and Mr. Ansel. Mr. Webb has only recently taken charge of the interdenominational work of the state, but in this short time he has shown his knowlege and skill as a man of work. This is to be organization day for the A. R. P. Sabbath school of the city. New officers will be [chosen?] and installed, and it is hoped that all of the A. R. P's. of the city will be present. The exercises will be also introducing to the general public, Mr. McAulay the pastor of the A. R. P. church here who had been out of the city for the holidays has returned and will also speak on the [illegible]. He will also preach in the evening at 7.30. -------------------------o----------------------- DEATH OF MRS. MOORE.

Mrs. Pansy Moore, widow of the late Washington Moore, who lived on the Spartanburg road, about six miles from Greenville, died [illegible] and [illegible] yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Moore was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Robison, and was a life-long resident of Greenville. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. R. D. [Garrett?] and Mrs. Mamie Rodgers and one son, William Moore, besides grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held at [Grace?] church this afternoon at [3?] o'clock. -------------------------o----------------------- Uncle Joe Cannon says he looks for a lively session of congress. This sounds more like a threat than a prediction.—Detroit Free Press. -------------------------o----------------------- MARKETS Liverpool & New York Cotton. Furnished by J. C. Watkins & Co., 305 News Building.

WEATHER -----------o---------- NEW YORK COTTON

Open High Low Close
Jan. 12.30 12.25 12.19 12.2[5?]
Mar 12.18 12.52 12.42 12.48
May 12.67 12.75 12.67 12.69
July 12.82 12.80 12.82 12.86
Aug. 12.45 12.54 12.46 12.48
LIVERPOOL COTTON
Liverpool [sports?] 7.92
Sales 10.00[0?]
Open Close Previous Close
Jan-Feb 7.70½
Mar-Apr 7.70
May-June 7.60
July-Aug 7.50
Oct-Nov 7.[45?]
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BANKS AND MILLS PAYING DIVIDENDS IN SUM $275,000 -----------o---------- SEMI-ANNUAL CHECKS FOR SHARE IN PROFITS BE MAILED OUT TONIGHT. -----------o---------- USUAL DIVIDENDS BY BANKS; SOME OF THE MILLS ARE SHY -----------o---------- Large Amount of Money will be Put in Circulation by Payment of Dividends to Hundreds of Stockholders in This Vicinity — Some of the Mills and Banks Have Already Divided With the Stockholders — Banks and Business Houses Report Successful Year. -----------o---------- Saturday, the first day of the New Year, will be a cheerful one for stockholders in many of the banks and textile enterprises of the city [illegible] [illegible], for checks in payment of [illegible] semi-annual dividend will be mailed out by these instituions tonight, for past six months has been a period of general prosperity and [illegible] [illegible] to the same peiod of last year, and good business has been enjoyed generally by the various business houses and manufacturing enterprises of the section.

Dividend checks approximating $275,000 will be issued by Greenville city and county banking associations, cotton mills and miscellaneous enterprices [illegible] to the close of the [blurry] period—July 1 to December 31—While practicall all the dividend paying institutions will make their regular disbursements of enormous, there are others which have been [illegible] to pass upp the dividend for this period, owing to the slow restoration of normal conditions which became depressed at the outbreak of the European war. Mills producing certain kinds of goods, not practically unattractive under prevailing conditions and had a hard [illegible] is [illegible]. They are carrying heavy [section?] goods, however, which will find a market [illegible] a change of conditions.

The following is the list of the mills which have definately decided to issue dividends:

Mills Manufacturing Company, [3?] per cent, on [illegible] semi-annual, last payment a per cent of $[illegible].

American Spinning Company, [5?] per cent on 350,000 common [stock?] $250,000 and preferred semi-annual; last payment [3?] per cent on $3[50?],000 common; 3 1-2 on $250,000 preferred.

Piedmont Manufacturing Company [?] per cent on $[3?],000,000, last payment 4 per cent on $1,000,000.

Greenville Banks

Fourth National a per cent on [$100,00?], semi-annual. Last payment 3 per cent on $400,000.

[Branton?] Savings Bank: 4 per cent, on $10,000 semi-annual. Last payment, 4 per cent on $10,000.

Piedmont Savings & Investment Company: 4 per cent on $412,000; semi-annual. Last payment, 4 per cent, on $132,000.

The Peoples Bank: 2 per cent on $200,000, quarterly payments. Last payment, 2 per cent, on $200,000.

Farmers and Merchants Bank: 3 per cent, on $50,000 semi annually. Last payment, 3 per cent on $75,000.

Bank of Commerce: 3 1-2 per cent on $100,000, semi-annual. Last payment, 3 1/2 per cent on $100,000.

First National Bank: 5 per cent, on $100,000 semi-annual. Last payment [5?] per cent on $100,000.

Bank of Simpsonville, 5 per cent annual on $28,000, $1,810. -------------------------o----------------------- HAYNES' SABBATH SERVICES BE HELD IN MAULDIN BLDG. -----------o---------- The regular Sabbath services which heretofore Evangelist Carlyle R.. Haynes has been conducting in Chimora auditorium, tomorrow morning will be held in the hall on the third floor of the Mauldin building at Main and Washington streets. This change in location has been brought about in [illegible] the convenience of the majority of those who attend these services.

Sabbath school will begin at ten o'clock Saturday morning, and Mr. Haynes will preach at 11 o'clock. His subject at that time will be "Prayer."

Mr. Haynes' Sunday night service will be held as usual at Chimera auditorium, beginning at 7:30 o'clock. At this service on Sunday night he will deliver an address on the subject of "The Humanity of Christ." -------------------------o----------------------- [advertisement for Famers and Merchants Bank]

Deposits made in our Dime Savings Department on or before January 5th draw interest from January 1st, Farmers and Merchants Bank. _________________________________ CLASSIFIED ADS. TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY. _________________________________ LADY—Desires any king of an office position, understands bookkeeping, stenography, typewriting and all kinds of general office work. Address P. O. Box 21, City, 12-31 Stx. _________________________________ LOST—Dec. 31st, on Pendleton street, between Memminger and Post office, one cherry rocker, a bunch of keys, and six silver teaspoons "M" engrave on five and Elizabeth on one. These articles were lost from a wagon while moving. Finder will be rewarded by returning same to [illegible] 12-31 ltx.

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[advertisement for Smith & Bristow, spans cols. 6-7]

RAIN COATS

Nothing will serve and protect you [bet-] ter than one of our RAIN COATS. Every one of them is in good form. S[ome] are three quarter length, others full len[gth.] A good Rain coat is worth far more [than] its cost in the way of clothes protec[tion.] We have them beginning at $5.00 [and] up to $15.00

SMITH & BRISTOW _________________________________ [advertisement for Southeastern Life, spans cols. 6-7]

A NEW DRUG STOR[E] On The Corner of Washington and Richardson Streets would pay--just across the corner from two hoels with no other Drug store near. This corner for rent.

APPLY TO SOUTHEASTERN LIFE INS. C[O.] _________________________________ J. C. McCALL OPERATED UPON FOR APPENDICITIS -----------o---------- J. C. McCall, former police commissioner, was resently operated upon for appendicities at Dr. [illegible] and Lathem. His friends will be glad to learn that he is improving steadily. -------------------------o----------------------- CITY OFFICE TO CLOSE

The office of the city clerk and treasurer will be closed Saturday because that day is a legal holiday. ________________________________________________ [advertisement for Harris Spring Water, spans cols. 6-7]

HARRIS SPRING WATER

The clean, pure mineral water is a genuine plea[s-] ure at meals, and makes health a habit. Keeps y[ou] feeling bright and cheerful.

Bottled with every sanitary precautions as it [bub-] bles from its bed of rock at the beautiful Har[cut off] Spring, in South Carolina. For sale by

HARRIS SPRING WATER COMPANY ________________________________________________ [advertisement for Royal Restaurant, spans cols. 6-7]

EAT AT ROYAL RESTAURAN[T] Where the meals are always delightful, the service splendid and the prices as reasonable as one can expect on good and pure food.

MEET ME THERE TONIGHT. ROYAL RESTAURANT Phone 857 111 W. Washington ________________________________________________ [advertisement for Pepsi-Cola, spans cols. 6-7]

[image of two men drinking Cola at sports event] "Bob—this is SOME thirst-quencher"

SOME thirst-quencher is right! The most invigorating games are well worth the energy if followed by a cool glass of Pepsi-Cola.

Not only delicious and wholesome, but invigorating at all times—after contests of brain or brawn. And in the home it has the same appetizing and comfort-giving effects. You can get it at the fountain— or carbonated in bottles, at your grocer's.

PEPSI-COLA

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[advertisement for Doster Bros. Co.]

A SERIOUS LOSS is loss of appetite.

Meritol Adapa[cut off] TRADE MARK TONIC DIGESTIV[E] sharpens your appetite, aids [cut off] tier, improves the health, and strength and vigor. Sold only [cut off] $1.00.

Doster Bros. & Brace Co. Greenville, S. C. _________________________________ [advertisement for The Piedmont ads]

Don't put off inserting that [cut off] ad. Phone it now.

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