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THE RETURN i
AT YULETIDE i
CHRISTMAS comes and the old world
Fondly back to Ifs falryy days
Days that saw Him whose splendor burns
. B: ight through eras of murk and maze;
Back to the Star whose speaking rays
Wise men spied as lt beckoned them
Over Judea's winding ways
Back to the Babe of Bethlehem!
Christmas i comes, and the old heart goes
Gayly back to the dear days past-, v
Days, whose breath of the budding ros?
Scents the years that have followed
Back to the Star whose spell was cast
Over young eyes and dazzled them.
Filling rapt youth with a wonder vast
Back tb the Babe of Bethlehem!
Christmas comes, and the old faith lives.
Summoned back from the days gone
Days begemmed with the joy that gives
Mortals bul m for their sob and sigh;
Back is the Star in the smiling sky, '
Pilgrims haste as it urges them
On to the haven ever nigh- -
Back to the Babe of Bethlehem!
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Chrlrtmas! come, when the world shall go
Bounding^ back to the best of days
Days whbn He int a manger low
Sages charmed into prayer and praise;
Back to the Star whose speaking rays
All men spy as lt beckons them
Over Judea's winding ways- .-,
Back to the Babe of .Bethlehem!
-rJames C. McNally. In St. Louis
/ i Cookies for Christmas Time.
Cream one-half ^cupful of shorten- j
lng "with one cupful of sugar; add two
. well-beaten eggs, one tablespoonful of
milk or cream, two and one-half cup
fuls of flour sifted with two teaspoon
fuls of baking powder and one-half
teaspoonful each of powdered nutmeg
and ginger. Mix and stand aside to
chill for one hour. Roll out, cut Into
fancy shapes and bake in a moderate
oven. Fancy 'cutters furnish an as-.|
sortment of cookies and are desirable
when they are to be enjoyed by chil
dren. Lacking a variety of cutters,
a pastry wheel can be Mised, or pat
terns cut out of stiff cardboard can
be laid on the dough, and the outlines
followed' with a slender "knife.
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Jj Hope He Fills jf'|
i? Bofe of 'Em f
for G. Washington
v^fc O ONH has told us much about
JlnJ, George Washington's Christ
mases. But from the record
of his life we learn how he spent some
of his Christmas days.
It was a very cold Christmastide In
1777 ot Valley Forge.. Snow was on
the hills. Everything was frozen. And
Washington's army was In great need^
of food, clothing and shelter.
Instructions of parties of men to go
foraging for food are entered^ In the
orderly book for that Christmas day
at Valley Forge, which was anything
but murry for Washington.
S?111 more desperate were the food
conditions at .Morristown, In 1779,
when Washington reported that his
army-was. on half allowance and near
starvation. "We have never expe
rienced a like extremity at any period
of the war," declared Washington,
pleading, that food be sent.
Ther? was a welcome Christmas
present for Washington and his men
at New Windsor In 1780 when a big
Christmas wagon came with over 2,000
shirts and other comforts made by
Philadelphia women patriots-things
needed by the men under Washington*
who were cheerfully suffering ali sorts
of hardship in order that this country
might be free. The Philadelphia wom
en also raised, that year, over $300,
"000 in aid of" the soldiers.
The ;lne old Colonial mansion (the
Craigie house) In Cambridge, Mass.,
(now widely known as the home of
Henry W. Longfellow), was the place
where Washington spent lils first
Christmas as commander of the Rev
olutionary army In 1775. Mrs. Wash
ington was there with him (as she was
later at Valley Forge), and there was
some pleasure In the midst of the
heavy cares and responsibilities car
ried by the great Washington.
A yeir later Christmas day .found
Washington at the head of his 2.400
\ brave men making his celebrated
crossing of the Delaware river, nine
miles above Trenton. The snow and
sle(et were blinding, it is recorded, and
the cold was Intense. But hearts
were brave. > , , ? .
I Wherever he was at Christmastide,
Washington was cheered with the
thought that the cause of the strug
gling colonies would surely win. A
few days ' before Christmas, 1776, he
wrote o his older brother^John Au
gustine Washington:, "Between you
and me, oiir affairs are in a very bad
situation. . . . However, under a
'full persuasion of the justice of our
cause, I cannot entertain an idea that
it will finally sink, though lt may re
main foi: some time under a cloud."
Washington must have had some
very merry Christmases at Mount Ver
non. There were no children of his
own with whom Washington could
romp. But ' we can easily Imagine
the big-hearted general putting on a
false beard of fuzzy white whiskers
and slinging a pack over his back for
the delight of the little ones in the
General Washington was truly the
"Father of His Country," and we have
a very good Idea of the sort of holiday
spirit in which he observed the "glad
Christmastide" when our republic was
in Its Infancy.
No one in all our bright history as
a nation has handed down a more ra
diant Christmas message of hope and
To Clean Leather Furniture.
. Add! a little vinegar to tepid wafer
and wash the leather with a clean
?.'.>th: wipe dry. To polish apply the
following Whites of two eggs beaten
slightly (not stiff) and mix with two
teaspoonfuls of turpentine; rub with
clean, d;-y cloth.
Music and Song Always Associ
ated With the Yuletide.
Original Sacred Character of Carols
Was Almost Lost Sight of in
Thirteenth - Century.
USIC and song have always been
associated with Christmas.
In Roman Catholic Countries,
as early as the Third century, it be
came the custom to usher in'.th?
Christmas festivities, with Eguslcal
The practice of singing carols pr
canticles was supposed to recall the
"in Excelsis Gloria''of the angels and
the song of the shepherds on .the.
first Christmas night. ! k
A very old carol, published In 1521,
gives an amusing description of church
revelries: . ,
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A wooden child in clouts on the altar sat,
About the which both boys and girls do
dance and timely Jet. ,
And carols sing in praise or Christ;
The priests do roar aloud!
And round about the parents stand'
To see the sport, and with their voice
Do help then}, and with hand.
At first, carols were generally re
ligious In character, and' were written
with Latin and English words In al
ternate lines, or with a Latin refrain^
Thf well-known carol
When Christ was born of Mary fr*?
In Bethlehem, that fair eitle,
Angels sang, with mirth and gie?
In Excelsis Gloria,
and another with a chorus,
Christus natus hodie
:j, The babe, the son.
The holy one f
are good examples of this class, j
When the tendency to ribaldry be^
came marked, some of the carofis got
to be very peculiar In subject and
language. Joseph ls treated with a
great want of respect, for one| carol
Joseph was an old man, .? s- .
An old man was he,
\ When he wedded Mary,
The Maid of Galilee.
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Another relates the story pf the
shepherds watching their flocks by
A shepard upon a hill he satt. ? '
He, had on him hys tabard and hatt,
Hys tarbox, hys; pipe and hys flagatt;
Hys name was called Joly-Joly Watt
Having been informed of the birth
of Christ, the shepherd sets off for
Bethlehem, and on arriving, says:
Jhesu! I . off Thee my pype,
My skyrte, my tarbox and my scry pe. .
Home to my fellows now will I skype,
And loke un? o my shepe.
In the Thirteenth century the sa
cred ; character of these Christmas
songs was almost entirely lost sight
of. The Puritan parliament abolished
Christmas' and carols altogether, but
feasting ' and revelry, returned with the '
Carol singing, which had fallen into
disuse, was revived by a collection of
carols published by D. Gilbert, in 1822,
but caroling, wftilch was formerly
ushered in by the chiming of church
bells, and the sallying forth of choirs
which chanted their way round vil
lages until their throats were hoarse
and their noses red from cold and '
friendly Christmas potations, ls now
almost a thing of the past-Tit Bits.
All hunters are requested to stay
off of lands we control or own. This
means you regardless of our friend
ship for you and we urge you to heed
GEO. T. SWEARINGEN,
W. R. TIMMERMAN,
B. R. TILLMAN.
J. S. BYRD
Office Over Store of
' Quarles & Timmerman
Office Phone No. 3
Residence Phone 87
Eyes scientifically examined and
I glasses properly fitted.
GEO. P. MIMS,
; Edgefield, S. C.
Augusta - - ?
Notice of Master's Sale.
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Pursuant to Decree of Court of
'Common Pleas for Edgefield County,
S. C., in case of The Federal Land
Bank of Columbia, S. C., plaintiff,
against H. A. Stack, et al defendants,
I shall offer for sale at public outcry
to the highest bidder before the
Court House door at Edgefield, S. C.,
on salesday in January next, 2nd
day thereof, between the legal hours
of sale the following lands:
All that tract of land in Edgefield
County, S. C., containing 360 84-100
acres, more or less, situate on Old
Plank Road in Meriwether Town
ship, bounded north by Hancock and
W. A. Pardue; east by Lemis Till
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west by Mrs. Simpson. j
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and balance in three equal annual in
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optioni Credit portion, if any, to be
secured by bond and mortgage of
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date thereof, at 7 per cent per an
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In case either of said f annual in
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and payable. IJpbn. failure to comply
.'within one hour after sale} premises
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chaser'. Purchaser to pay for stamps
and1 papers. , v
J. H. CANTELOU,
Edgefield,' S. C., Dec. 6, 1921.
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