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Oar 64th Christmmas
i For upwards of a half hundred years our store has been
supplying the needs of the Christmas shoppers of Edgefieid
While our experienced buyer was in the Northern markets
he made his purchases to suit the people of every class and
See our Beautiful
Assortment of Cut Glass
Prices very low. We have the prettiest assortment of
C hina ever shown in this market. Our vases are particularly
handsome and are being greatly admired.
We want everybody to come and si
PENN & HOLSTEIN,
Mended His Manners.
A certain English officer is uoted for
hist ready wit and quickness lu rep
artee. Ia the very early days of bis
cai-eer he was ordered to Bombay and
waa attached to the staff of the tbeo
commander in chief as A. 1>. C.
Shortly after bis arrival, at a func
tioa at the government bouse, a new
mLitary secretary wbo. In the con
scious pride of his new position, bod
a hearty contempt for subalterns of all
defrrees, wltb a glassy stare through
his eyeglass, offered, bim two Ongera to
The A. D. C.. quite unabashed, look
ed at bim for a moment or two and
then said genially:
I "Hang lt alt; major, the governor
,;: gives me threef.
The whole room wa? convulsed, and
the military secretary, now a colonel.
Nproated by the hint, and mended bis
~ maimers, bat be never forgave tbe A.
D. 0.-London Tit-Bits.
There is a story told of Bjornstjerne
Bjornson tbnt. arriving at a late hour
at the town of Bergen, which was en
fete to receive him. be vouchsafed to
the expectant people no finer words
of wisdom than a general recommen
dation to go to bed.
In vain they appealed to him for
"song or sentiment." The great bis
marck, said be. gove the same advice
under conditions all similar, and what
was good enough for Berlin must suf
fice for Bergen.
Three years later, on visiting the
town for the second time, the master
novelist found n deserted city. Not a
light humed in the dismal' railway
station, no banners waved, no address
es were read by portly burgomasters.
In vain Bjornson asked fora cab.
-, "They have all Rone to bed." was
the reply. And so Bergen remembered.
The "Personal Kecollections of Suth
erland Edwards.*" Kuciish music crine
records that after the peace ot 1S15
it used to be the rule for every hussar
to wear a black mustache, and mose
who had neither a black mustache nur
a fair oue which they could dye were
required to paint the semblance ot a
black mustache on their tipper lip.
The Quick Witted Sharp.
Mrs. Sharp-So you told Mr. .Iones
you wished you was single buce inore,
did you? Sharp (with quick \vit?
Oaly that I inigut have the happiness
of marrying you over again, darling
- Boston Transcript.
Madame-1 don't know* where our
son gets all his faults from, i'm sure'
be doesn't get them from me. Mon
sieur-No. you're right there: you
haven't lost any of yours.
He Woe Laughs Last, Etc.
The old colored man had climbed
into the dentist's chair of torture.
"Shall I irire you laughing pas. un
cle ?" queried the tooth carpenter.
"Not till after de toof am out boss."
replied the old man. "Reckon mebby
Ah'II-feel mo' lake laffin' den."-Chi
"You are beside yourself," he retort
She gave a shrill; unpleasant lau?rh.
"Seeing double again, eb?" she cried.
-New York Press.
A. Good Reason.
Wanta nno-Why do you call that boy
of yours Fliiunei? Duzno- Because he
Just naturally'shrtnkB.from washing.
The nobleness or life depends on Its
consistency, clearness of pur jwse, quiet
and cease!es?energy?-Ruskin. -
-Whether you ueeda Buggy, Furniture, Household Furnishings, Christmas or Wedding present, we invite
you to call. We are r%ady for the buying public, with every department well filled/
We have handsome Suits, Dining Chairs, China Closets, Dining Tables, Beautiful Rockers 'in Oak and
Mahogany. In China, we have full Dinner sets or can sell you a single piece. See our beautiful "o-piece
Toilet Sets. They are being greatly admired. In Silverware, our new and beautiful designs will please
the most fastidious and exacting buyer. We have ne*? er been better equipped in this department. Have
you seer our Cut Glass? The designs are new and our prices much lower than the city stores. Large as
sortment of Rugs and Art Squares. Nothing will make a more suitable Christmas present. Beautiful as
sortment: of Sterling Sil er nnd Solid Gold Jewelry ; stock just replenished for the holiday trade. A full as
sortment of Violins, Guitars, Mandolins, Banjo?, etc.
We extend a cordial invitation to the people of the town and c?s?rty to call
and inspect our large stock.
ur Dolls are
All sizes and prices
nd we brought to I
nta Claus. Have y
stures? Large ass?
to G. L.
The Very Simple Life.
Pierre Lori, the French author, -al
ways did like u practical joke. . A
French poet who had been advocating
a return to the simple life derided one
day to make the acquaintance of Loti
He ?eft his village, he who never trav
els. stick in hand, to make the Jour
ney to Hendaye, the home of Loti OL
foot He prayed the celebrated novel
1st to receive him without ceremon.v
that he should be satisfied with ?
bowl of milk for his repast
But be wus much astonished wb<*
the novelist took him at his word. ;
the dining room on a table withu>
cloth or napkin there was only an li
meuse crock of milk.
The visitor showed some hesitatii
about beginning the feast Meanwh.
his host began to 'walk around il
room like a bear In a cage, only int''
rupting his walk from time 1:0 time
take a long swig of milk from 1
crock. Without saying a won! the u
invited the astonished guest to imlfc
The man of the simple life lind foi?
one more simple than himself, and
left the house convinced that the gr.
novelist had become crazy.
Murder Revealed by . Dream.
Perhaps the most amazing cr1
mystery ever solved by a dream ?
that revealed by a murder triai a ? .
pie of generations ago. Tbe dead t>
of Mr. Norway, an Inoffensive- Cor
gentleman, bad been found bj
roadside between Wadebridge
Bodmin brutally moldered. No
of the murderer could be fouuu
the mystery of the crime seenier
yond all solution when Mr. Norw
brother, a naval officer, arriveu
England and told the following st.
On the very night ol' his brother's u.
der, when he was on his ship in 1
West Indies, he saw him in a dre:
walking along tbe Bodmin road, wh
from a dark recess In the hedge tv
ruffians sprang out slew and robb?
bim and then made their way to
house In Wadebridge. which he, sa?
vividly in his dream. To this bom?
he conducted the police o?icers, an?
there be found the very two mei
whom In bis vision he bad seen com
mit the murder. They confessed and
suffered the extreme penalty of the
is up to thehig
ce ries cannot 1
coffee are a] so h
If in need of
and they will be
New crop Georgia Syrup,
pickle, bottle pickles, Queen fi
cake ingredients, spices, appk
and decorated Crockery.
Give us your o
!. Just the
ou seen our
Penn & L
Tho Nature Student's Story.
Tn my boyhood 1 once captured a
nest of three young thrashes. 1 put
them in a gilt cage by an open win
dow, and their mother came and fed
them regularly with worms and grass-,
The speaker, a nature student, sigh
"The mother," he resumed, "must
have er.pecfed ber little ones to be
soon liberated. She fed them, as I
said, regularly for three days on flesh
food. Then one evening at sunset she
appeared with a sprig of green in her
mouth. She thrust the green in
through the gilt bars. Then, singing
a sweet, sad song, she flew away.
And she never came back. Her off
spring the next morning lay deud. side
>y side, on the bottom of the cage.
The sprig she had brought them.
?hlch was nearly consumed, was a
prig of the deadly larkspur. 'Free
on. or death! Death or freedom ?
.. hat ls what-must haye been the bur
:?n of her farewell song."
The narrator paused, and from his
Jteners a low murmur arose, a mnr
<ur perhaps of sympathy, perhaps of"
Ai American Grammar.
Robert ll. Hltt, who at the time rep
ented our government In Paris as
secreta ry of legation, went to Egypt
regard to a matter Involving the
of a Greek American subject He
?d In Alexandria and went to the
I Europe and found the rooming
' busy assigning rooms to the new
rrived passengers, a regular poly
: in languages. He heard him speak
. hie, Greek. French, Italian and
man. So when lt came Mr. Hitt's
u to register he Jocosely said, "Do
u speak American?" The clerk
omptly replied: "A leetle. Der vas
ie American here lately who gave
ie an American grammar." Mr. Eitt
uked to bave a look at tho book. The
lerk promptly told one of the garcons
to get the book out of bis room, and
While the book was being brought the
clerk said, "De grammar ls phonetic."
When the book was brought, lo and
behold, lt was a copy of Petroleum
V. Nasby's letters. D. R. Locke while
In Egypt bad presented a copy to the
clerk, telling bim lt was an American
ms Supply of
tapie and fane
hest Standard and
De excelled. The
ere. "Iris" flour bes
any of the followin
delivered to you on
Orange Marmalade, Jelly, presen
nd stuffed olives at all prices, Swe<
js. Oranges, cocoanuts, bananas, can
rder and it WILL b<
The End of tho Rid*.
Coining oat pf one of the large de
partment stores two weil dresned wo
men saw a group of street Urchins gaz
ing at their automobile, and ose little
girl was heard to say. "Wish I could
hare a ride in it" The women smiled,
and then the child was asked lt she
would really like a ride and was help
ed into the machine after assuring the
women that she would not be missed
at home. Her companions sec up a
cheer as the machine started, and some
of them were still on che spot vrhen lt
returned half an hour later, bringing
back the little glfo' .The, women con
gratulated tbemsOTe&.on having given
the little one an^t^aqrdinary treat
but were disencharajra' when she told
them that her fath^S^asiaciii Offeur
and that she liked "tfsT machine "a
i eat deal better."-New Jork Trib
A Compliment to ibo Minister.
In Albert Dawson's work, "Joseph
Parker-His Life and Ministry," there
are some anecdotes of the farnon3 min
ister of the City temple. We are told
that what Dr. Parker regarded as, In
Its own peculiar way. the best com
pliment be ever received cam? from
an omnibus conductor. The vehicle
was crossing Holborn viaduct and
when lt came to the City temple a
"That's the man, and that's the
place." said the conductor, indicating
Dr. Parker's church. "1 went there
once, and 1 enjoyed myself so much
that I'm going again the tirst night off
I have. We laughed, and we cried,
and we had a rare time. You see,"
the conductor continued, "be doesn't
make religion so -^serious."
Seeds Planted In Eggshells.
Fill half au eggshell with good rieb
earth, stick ir a seed or two, stand the
shell up in a box of earth, keep it
wann and moist and then, when you
think you can trust the weather out of
doors and the seeds have sprouted, you
knock the shel! off and put.the little -
ball of earth into Mother Earth, and
there you are. Not a root bas been
disturbed, and if yon choose a favora
ble time for transplanting there will
not be a wilted leaf to retard the
crowing of tte plant *
our laney gro
best hams and
st on market.
g, call or phone 3
res, cranberries. Heinz sweet
3t pappers, canned goods, Fruit
dies. Fireworks of all kinds
3 just right
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