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Christmas
Wedding Bells
Dy MARY GRAHAM BONNER
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CopyriKhi. 1911, Wettern Newspaper Union.
LIZABETH hui
ul ways, it bi
true, admired
Howard. Hi1
was so faith
ful mid good
a ri d rellnhjo.
Ho had '<. 'ii
good to h. .}
mother and ids
sister. Every
one know he
would he good to u wife, and they all
knew, too, that he wantod Elisabeth
for his wife.
"You're foolish not to take him,"
tliey said. "We all know you have
tho opportunity to do so every time
he goes to see you. We would wager
he'd proposed any number of Mmes."
"I don't know about that," Elisa
1)0th would laugh. They could get
nothing out of her.
Once some of them spoke to How
ard.
"We wish you two would gel mar
ried. We're tired of seeing you court?
lng all the time."
Howard smiled.
"lt's np to Elizabeth," he said.
Cine woman spoke to Elizabeth one
day in a very serious fashion.
'"The (rouble willi you." the woman
said, "ls I hat you've always bad so
much attention. Not univ Howard,
hut everyone hus been charmed hy
you, and you think that will go on to
the (?ml of time You'll lind lt won't.
They'll slop, und then, where will
you Ile?"
"J don't want to he married so as
lo escapo being an old maid," Eliz
abeth laughed, "I've seen too many
happy ones to he afraid. What's
more-I think u lot more of a person
who ls faithful to someone they've
loved than to marry for the sake of
marrying. Lots of the "old maids"
are that. Some of the married ones
have been so afraid they'd be thought
uniKipular and unwanted that they've
married out of sheer cowardice."
This was very puzzling. Had Elis
abeth ioved someone In her earlier
days -perhaps when she hud gone
away on n visit? No ono knew. Hut
everyone was puzzled. So much puz
zled that they asked no more ques
tions. They stopped telling her she
should marry Howard. They stopped
telling ber what n wonderful husband
he would make, and how much he
loved her.
They were speculating on which vis
it lt could have been when the trag
edy occurred. Ami had Ibo mysteri
ous man married or hail be been al
ready married and NO Elizabeth, as
a nico, ipilet girl had quickly taken
herself home and out of the way?
It was snowing hard. Elizabeth
was gel tine together her
presents when the door
Outside stood Howard.
"I thought perhaps you'd
if I went with yon when
around the presents," he
knew lt was Just about your
How lovely lt was OUlsidl
snow was falling, the air was so clear
ami eool. and here was Ilownrd. so
i 'hrisi mas
?ell rang.
not mind
you took
sahl. "I
lime."
The
Jilli
WM
straight and tail, his face glowing
with health, his eyes so otear, so keen
and so devoted. It made even the
cold, crisp air seem wann and soft
and affectionate.
They bad delivered the presents
and were now passing thc small
eliurch. Inside someone was practic
ing mi the organ. That was doubt
less the organist practicing fwr the
mush- for the service in thc morning.
There was much beautiful mush: al
ways for Christ inns! So ninny won
derful hymns, and such an atmosphere
about it all.
"I wish." Howard said, "lhal he'd
stop j>ra?ticing the Christmas music
and play us ll wedding march."
"Perhaps he would," said ICIi/.llboth,
"T>0 you mean it'/" Howard shouted,
.'(th yes, my dear, of course I mean
lt. Von've not said a word about
marrying the lust four times I've seen
yon and I've been about to do it my
self. The people they tried to keon
me fmii! seeing how wonderful you
were by talking about you. making
you what they saw In you HOI giving
me a chance to sec for myself."
The organist played
march, The clergyman
hurriedly to marry thom,
witnesses witti him.
"The Christinns bells ami the wed
ding bells are Joining together for
US," Howard said a little later.
They took the basket which bad
had the presents lu lt back home.
Then they announced to all the peo
ple what they had done.
"Merrie Christmas!" everyone
wished trwn. Hut Elizabeth answered,
"We don't need to ho wished 'Merrie
Christ mas,' but we thank yon nil Just
the same !"
the wedding
caine over
bringing two
HEALTHFUL VIGOR
IN STRONG BLOOD
mon, HBO HIXM>I> BUILT Ul* BY
PEITO-MANOA \-LIQUID
rut TABLET.
Blood is strong and full of life
giving vigor when there aro. plenty
of rod colls in lt, Anaemic people
have little strength because Ulereare
not enough red cells in the blood, lt
ls thin and watery. Weak blood
makes faces pale, pulls down the
strength and leaves the body tired,
weak and sickly.
A course in (jude's Pcpto-Mangan
restores weak blood to its normal
strength. Taken regularly for a
while il adds red cells to the blood.
There is pleasure in living, with
good Mood running through tho
veins. Oudo's Popto-.Mnngun is pul
up in liquid and in tablet form. They
aro Hie same medicinally. Physicians
have prescribed (.ludo's l*ep to-M a il
ga n for years.. Tho name "(ludo's
Pcpto-Mangan" is on tho package, -
Adv.
CKXXX>COC<XXXX)COOOOOOOC ooo
j?SL VST year we had much more
Stow, tun ever the Christmas (roo
9?M?2 than ever before because
each paree) was wrapped in
such a way 11 v*it il was im
posslble lo guess what lt contained.
To stimulate the children's Inge
nuity, ii prize ol' a box ol' cundy was of
fered h? the member of the family
who displayed the greatest cleverness
lu wrapping gifts. This was won by
eight-year-old .lack. Ile hung a string
of remarkably lifelike sausages upon
the tree, as un offering to his mother.
When the strings were untied linlf-n
do/.cn hemstitched
handle?' r c h i e f s
tumbled out. Each
handkerchief had
first been rolled lu
a small cardboard
and then wrapped
in mottled paper.
A close second
to Jack's was a fountain pen
concealed lu a candle made of thin
pasteboard wrapped In white tissue
paper twisted to a point nt the
toji to represent the wick and black
ened with a drop of ink to show that
the wick had been lighted. This was
stuck Into the kitchen candlestick be
fore placing lt under thc tree where
lt presented n very realistic appear
ance.
A wrist watch wuis hidden in a bou
quet of paper Howers. The tiny watch
hid Itself in the heart of a huge Amer
ican Beauty thal formed the center
blossom of this masterpiece. A brace
let was concealed among the stems and
the wide ribbon
which tied them
together.
This year, a
silk umbrella ls
ito be disguised a.1
a dachshund by
lirsf wrapping lt
in strong paper
und then twisting
a wire around each end and bend
ing the ends up to form the short
legs of "long bowwow," Another blt
of [taper twisted on the ferrule forms
the tail. The crook handle of Hie um
brella ls padded with cotton batting for
the head and the whole thing covered
With brown crepe paper. Two big
pins are used for eyes.
Small gifts are the easiest of all
to nut ko mysterious. They can be hid
den in imitation apples, bananas,
oranges or other kinds of fruit or pa
per cornucopias or drums. A set of
doilies has been made into Old (?lory
by using crepe paper covered willi
American Hags. Two of these were
out out, pasted on cardboard and fust
cued together on paoli side of the thu
package ol" dollies and a small slick
attached to om
end. Tins will
"wave" m 0 S t
fron,
round rula1
head which is
of w bite crepe
mouth uro lightly
vacant countenance in water fol ors
The head is Hod tn the top of tho hoi
tie. the long dress of while crepe pu
per put on, and another twist >f pnpoi
runs crosswise for arms.-Paula Nich
olson in Kn ritter's Wife.
IE STOMACH IS BAB.
LET Bl A PEPSI N' EM)
OAS, IX DIREKTION'.
"Palies Dinpepsln" has proven it
self tho surest relief for Indigestion,
gases, flatulence, heartburn, sour
ness, fermentation or stomach dis
tress caused by acidity. A few tab
lets give almost, (inmediato stomach
relief and shortly the stomach is cor
rected so you can oat favorite foods
without fear. Largo ca.se costs only
few cents at drug Store. Millions
helped annually, adv.
Subscribe for The Courier. (Bes*.)
MAKE THE Fi?
SELF
Produce Food and Fe-d Cror.* for
Landlords, Ttnants, at ( L??.oct'..
Clemson College, Doc. lu.- Cinder
boll weevil conditions it it? . ?usldi ,'d
extremely important for ^KP or
to raino as nearly all oC th le
food and feed crops as lu po?.. to
supply all need? of thc lamil- J tbe
tenants, and the llvesto k. A .,m ey
which was made of Soute Cu in
1920 reveals tho fact that the to
does not produco enough nj rup to p
ply the needs of tho rural ?pip] >n
of lins state hy somothl>K likt 0,
000 gallons; that there \n a, d of
wheat more than 8,000,(?o0 bui.h" of
hay of over 900,000 tons, of ii . of
229,000; and that wo do not \\u- ry
cattle enough in the st .to t ? . ly
the noeds of the rural population -.?le
Quately by 240,000. It v .s foun so
that thore wore a numbor ol' cou fies
in thu state which die not pi duce
corn enough to suppl: thc i io
needs. All of those t nga io
grown at home much more ly
than they can he purcha.* d froifl .er
sootions, and producing thoo? ld
not Interfere with the produi of
sta plo cash crops but rthou i id
out a well balanced cropping n.
On any farm on which a good i <n
is fol low i'd for the purpo > ol I ig
up the fen iii:.v fo tho la -?" M. n
taining a Kystom of di' rsi th 'i
cullure, all of those crops < *o
grown economically ano li l
vantago.
Provide A Good All-Year e
Garden.-On every a? ' i, g
farm the "all-year" vegoi.?bb- i,
be this large or small, ls one -e
leading sources of f(M)d nilpp and
therefore ia of first importan* mil
of indispensable value, in f;"
out a good garden, both sprti n I
fall, there can he no 'U00 p?o mt"
self-supporting farm. Tbc um n?ji
principles involved in good Kr- :\,(
aro: (1) site and soil sploetfi :i
advanced planning: (3) di ind)
tliorough preparation of th>? Bi (1)
judicious and liberal applicate of
fortllinora and barnyard muntir
careful selection of varieties ai I :>'.
eral quantltios of good ?o? > ' I
thorough cultivation; and . . >
and disease control.
Provide and Care for a Good >me
Orchard.-It has been proved . [elu
sively that tho soils of >outh tro
lina are moro than ordinal'i . led
to the growing of fruit fo; hi use,
and in some sections for com reial
shipment. In the new lei ural
program, necessitating i . . ? >
over before tho "self-: ippu lng"
farm, the well-kept home o har n td
fruit gardon will play a gi
The underlying principle dved
In good orcharding, irrei .
size, are: fl) site and soil
(2) fruit and variety sole rt
laying out the orchard and ? >
the soi!: (1) planting; (.">? f
(fi) cultivation, pruning, spi
ca re.
Provide Enough M?IK for All Fami
lies on the Farm.- With an abund
ance of milk, butter and cream for
tlic fa mil v. 2fi tn :ir> no rc ont of the
groeitry bill may be saved. Bach farm
family ni five should own or be fur
nished with two cows of standard
daii .. breed (grade or purebred). Ono
cow should he bred to freshen in the
sprint; and the other in the fall and
in this way about two gallons o? milk
por day may be produced If proper
care and feed are provided. The ten
ant should be given an opportunity to
bouse and pasture his family cows
noar his home or u> milk and feed
them under the direction of the land
owner at a central plantation barn.
All feeds for the family cows must
bo home grown. The following foods
for oaoh cow should he stored to be
used during winter months: one ton
of pea vine hay; 1000 pounds of velvet
beans; ten bushels of corn; and 500
pounds of cottonseed moat. It is Im
portant to prepare ono to two acres of
permanent pasture for each cow in
order to produce the dairy products
of the home more cheaply. The milk
cows should be pastured on the culti
vated fields in tin? full when possible
and on oats and rye in the winter and
early spring.
T'no milk cows should be bred only
to purnhred bulls of a dairy breed.
Tile cheapest means of insuring the
sorvice of a good l ull for a fow cows
ls to organise a dairy bull association
among neighbors Till? moans tho
keeping of one good bull for each 10
to 50 milk cows in the community.
Bach farmer pays his proposition of
the purchase price and upkeep of tho
bulls. When several communities
pun base bulls they may exchange ev
ory two years, thus reducing the ox
pense of purchase.
Provide Sufficient Poultry for En
tire Farm. -The keeping of a Mock of
laying hens on the farm is an Impor
tant part of good general farm man
agement. The product of such a flock
may be produced ai a relatively low
cost, higgs produced at home will ro
duco cost of living, and both the su
perior freshness and quality of tho
eggs aro well worth the effort oxpond
ed. Flggs are a highly nutritious food
and are KO widely used as to bo almost
Indispensable.
On every farm there should be at
lnast MO to 40 laying hens. These hens
will proonce plenty of eggs for home
consumption and also some for mar
ket Bach bird In nor pullet year
should lay 120 e^Ks, and tho amount
of food consumad hy that bird will be
loss than 00 pounds. In poultry rats
The SJogun of Oconee ls "Swat 'Le
-SUPPORTING!
ing, it is much moro advisable to koop ?
pullets and yearlings than birds over
two years, Such birds consume much
food but have not tho laying ability
behind jthem.
For general farm conditions, the
dual purpose breeds are the most pop
ular. Plymouth, Wyandotts, andKhode
Island Hods are tho most popular and
from records appear to give tho most
favorable results. Tile egg typo such
as the Leghorns ar? in favor among
poult tymon because of the great egg
producing ability.
When starting ia with the farm
flock one should bo sure to obtain
some purebred stock, especially puro
bred males. Purebred stock produces
a greater number of eggs, a more uni
form product, makes possible the sell
ing of eggs for hatching, and'croates
a greater interest in poultry. Stan
dard products command a bettor price
on the market; and net a greater anun
cia] return. *.
Develop tho Hog Industry as Farm
Conditions Justify.-The meat hill is
one of tho biggest lloma in the gro
cery bill of the average South Caro
lina family, lt will take four hogs
averaging ir>0 pounds each to supply
pori: for the average family of live.
Twenty-seven counties in South Caro
lina are not producing suffiicent pork I
to feed the rural population.
All feeds for bous, aavo possibly a j
little tankage, should bo home grown, t
lt takes approximately ten bushels of
corn and sixty pounds of tankage to j
produce a 150-pound pig. If the iver- |
ago family requires four hogs, then it
will take forty bushels of corn and .'MO I
pounds of ta nage to produce tilos.i
hogs. If buttermilk, soy bean pasturo,
rape pasture, oi- corn and velvet beau .
pasture is available it will not be nec
essary to buy tankage. A splendid
way to fat en hogs is to 'urn them on
cern nd velvet beans and let tho hogs
do the harvesting.
Good pastures are absolutely neces
sary for oconomtcol pork production
in South Carolina, and it bas boen
thoroughly demonstrated that good
pastures will sa>vo about two-fifths of
the grain ration. Ono of two acres :
of rape or rye for winter pasture, and
accoss to Bermuda pasture for sum
mer, wil produco'sufflclent graalng for
a brood sow and hor litter.
Sows are usually bred so that they
will farrow in March and September,
allowing 3 monthB, 3 weeks, and 3
days for the gestation period, lt ls
important to use only purebred boars,
as this is the most economical way of
Improving the herd.
Qive Dairying a Place in Diversi
fied Farming.-The surplus food crops
resulting from diversified farming
may he sold through tho dalry cow
profitably If a convenient market is
available. A silo ls recommended for
herds of ten or more cows. Corn and
lorghum are the host crops for en
dlage.
Balanced rations for milk produc
tion should be made from home
grown foods; corn, velvet beans, oat?, I
cottonseed meal, pea vine hay. alfalfa'
bay, soybean hay. silage. Wheat bran j
; is fine for the dairy ration, and if j
j wheat is not grown it might pay to
buy a limited amount. Good cows
! should bo fed liberally, and unprofit
able cows should he sold to the ?
butcher.
j Tho smallest unit recommended for
! commercial dairying is four cows. This
! number justifies thc purchase of a
? eroam separator and permits ship
! monts often onough to insure a good
, product. It is bottor to sell cream to
a creamery than to make farm butter
j for salo.
Breeders of purebred dairy cattle
should continually improve their
I herds by: (a) Advanced Register
i testing; (b) showing at fairs; (c)
growing out tho' young animals; td)
tuberculosis eradication; (o) control
j of infectious diseases; (f) advertising
to soil surplus stock.
Try Beef Cattle if Conditions Just
ify.-While tlie production of beef cat
tle is a rather specialized industry
and can not ho undertaken profitably
by every farmer, there is no doubt
I that South Carolina should produce a
larger percentage of its beef. On
farms where considerable areas of
I cheap pasture lands aro available, or
j on fiirms where large amounts of
I rough feeds are prodeed, beef cattle
rai dm: will yield a good income to
i the man who will give ii his attention.
Only woll brod stock should ho kept.
The beet cattle grower may begin
i with native beef cows and by using a
purebred hull he will soon have a
herd of high grade cattle that will
j be economical producers of beef.
Breeding herds may be maintained
practically the whole year on pas
ture. In summer thoy will become
? fat on flormuda, In winter they will
I thrive on the volvo! bean fields and
j rye or crimson clover pastures, if a
Bermuda pasture ls reserved for win
I tor use it will bo very serviceable
I when the Hebb are muddy.
j
Ask Clemson College for Further
Information. Extension Bulletin -IR,
"Panning under Roll Weevil Condi
, tions," which may be secured from
county agents or from the Extension
Service Clemson College, s. C., con
tains further information on the mat
ters discussed above, and form ors
should ask for thin bulletin and other
publications thal will help show bow
*o make the farm self supporting.
Tho future of agriculture depends
uixm how much agriculture relates it
self to modoirn science.
weevil nt every tum:"
?TAKfi OOOD At'VIClt AND SAVS A SO?-'
You'll get a
prise when you fir
the odd jobs of rep;
around the farm th
"?TFIII^?S \?
"THE WOO!
are not only "go
exactly the right f
appropriate grade !
pose is half the ski
nomical, too.) Thee
is insisting on "Q
because it lasts pra
you get the true 14
-and therefore mea
worth of lumber.
Your nearest retail
honest advice. So y
Write us tor list of FREE :
Southern Cypress Mf:
i?(SO Graham Buildi:
JACKSONVILLE, - 1
YOUR ?.OCAL DH AUCH WILL SUPPL
HASN'T li NO l!G 11 CYPRESS LUV US K
?e// Ringing,
One of the Oldest
Christmas Customs
Ot/7f(% HAT would Christmas be wltb
mjt?3 out the melody of thu bells
ringing good will to^ uni men?
Bell ringing ls one of the oldest of
Christmas customs. At one time, in
England, thc ringers guv? their serv
ices free, nor would they accept any
special payment. The peal was rung
as a matter of course, and was the
natural expression of English joyous
ness. Thc merry music of the bells In
Orent Britain and wherever churches
have penis of bells, ls today as much
a feature of Christmas ns the decora
tion of church and home with ever
greens, or the provision of the good
cheer which always murks this festive
season.
What nn outcry there would be If
an edict were Issued forbidding the
ringing of the bells during the coming
festive season I Yet this was actually
done during the Commonwealth, for
In 1652 the wise men of parliament
gave orders that "no observation shall
be hud of the flve-nnd-twentleth day
of December, commonly called Christ
mas day."
It ls quite certain that this edict
was disregarded In many places, while
In others lt led to open rioting. At
Canterbury the mayor of the city tried
to enforce the now rule, hut the people
were not going to be deprived of their
pleasures so easily, so they took (he
law Into their own hands, broke the
mayor's windows-and some of his
hones as well-and nlllrmed their in
tention of keeping their Christmas in
their own fashion, just as their fathers
had done before them.
A Good Modeling Material.
It ls often very dlflicult to keep a
child confined to the house amused.
But with a modeling material with
which they can make nnlmnls, heads,
etc., they can be kept amused for hours.
Take four tablespoonfuls cornstarch,
eight tablespoonfuls salt and eight
tablespoonfuls boiling water. Mix the
dry Ingredient* and pour on the bolling
water, stirring until the mixture is soft.
Put on the fire and stir until lt forms
a soft ball, then remove from the stove
and stir for ten minutes. A little color
may be added. Wrap In oiled paper
when not in use to keep from harden
ing.
THE GIFT I CHOOSE. 8
IVIC me the hearthstone with
the ?low tli.it warms
the HOUI within!
1 choose the K'R "f kindly
sullies, I lia t wealth can never
win ;
fi The laugh that ripples to the lipa
<S from hearts where peace nun
lime
l{ Reigns In the fullness of content
)l to bless the Christmas time.
Uncompromisingly Morose.
"Christmas comes but once a year,"
said the ready-made philosopher.
"Yes." replied Mr. Groweher; "a tor
nado doesn't come even as often as
that. But consider how long It takes
lo get over lt."
Catarrh Can Be Cured
Catarrh ls a local disease, greatly
influenced by constitutional condi
tions-. It therefore requires constitu
tional treatment. Il ALL'S CATARRH
MEDICINE is taken internally and
acts through tho Blood on thc Mucous
Surfaces of the System. HALL'S
CATARRH MEDICINE destroys tho
foundation of the disease, gives tho
patient strength by Improving the gen
aro! health nnd assists nature in doing
its work.
All druggists. Circulars free.
P, J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio.
BVT TBK OKA DK THAT HTS TUX JOB*."
pleasant sur
id that for a lot of
r.irs or replacement
a lower grades of
? ETERNAL"
?od 'enough," but
hing. Getting the
for the given pur
11 of buying. (?co
jtherhalf. or course,
ppress, or course,"
.crically forever -if
tide water" variety
ns double money's
yard will give you
rvill we.
PLANS for farm buildings.
rs/Assn.
'?JA*.
r YOU. IF HE
MO IV A T ONCE.
Im iii on " Tic?c
Willer" Cypreia
- you can Identify
it hy this muri:
?Ss f/Kc /
^ V/ : . Ss
j j The Christmas 1
: Card
By- MARY
GRAHAM
BONNER^
Copyright, 1921, Wsiilurn Nbwn|mper Union.
5AM a Christmas Card. I was
horn shortly before Christmas of
1918. I was put away in a box
after Christmas and the iu;xt year I
came forth again, and the price put
upon me had risen from two cents to
five.
The next year I cost len cents. Still
I did not sell.
"We'll have to charge a quarter for
that card," my owner said, "and get
up I he prices of some of these others,
or they won't be bought."
So I was a quarter. And then I
cost 50 cents and was purchased.
The price mark has been left on me.
I've been traveling with lt written on
my back ev?r?r since. Sometimes, too. I
get around to M moor <.: places
around Christan *, ;!>. x
I'm started off early ii Itu : sn ^\t\:\ .
So far, too, IV ' . led .? . h
Joy, and an exclr inti? ii I do u >t ?! ill
understand.
"Oh, good ! Hero's a card which ls
marked fifty cents. Who would believe
lt possible, but ne mntter, lt did! And
lt's not written on, either I"
I do not understand their Joy over
me, but they never keep me with
them I
Christmas Fish.
A tish which resembles a cod ls
considered by the people of Sweden
ns an Indispensable adjunct of their
Christmas feast. This fish ls burled
for days in wood attics or else soaked
In soda water, then bolled and served
with a milk grnvy.
DANDERINE
Stops Hair Coming Out;
Thickens, Beautifies.
;!."> cents buys a bott lo of "Dan
derine" at any drug store. After ono
application you cnn not find a par
tido of dandruff or a falling hair.
Besides, every hair shows new life,
vigor, brightness, moro color and
abundance, -adv.
Pulaski Singing Convention.
Tho Pulaski Township Singing
Convention will mee', nt Mountain
Crove chinch on Sunday. Dec. 2">th,
(Christinas afternoon), itt li o'clock.
The public is cordially invited. Let
us nil come and enjoy the afternoon
in song and praise.
J. li. Phillips. President.
Dovey Hamey, Secy, and Treas.
Child Dies of (tables,
Spartanburg, nee. Ml. - Edwin
Tuck, aged nine years, died yester
day from rabies. The child was bit
ten about two week ago by a dog
belonging lo a neighbor. Tho dog,
which had shown no signs of being
mad. disappeared .toon after biting
the child, and has not been seen sinco

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