,|N Company K of a volunteer regl
[I went that wee camped in Manila
\\\ a year aso there was a soldier
named Isaac Jackson. He was
!ju?t a common, everyday sort of man.
a good enough fellow to get along
With, but one whoso talents and per
sonality never would attract any par
ticular attention. Previous to bis en
listment he bad been a hostler in a
livery stable, and in the village where
be lived bis social status was consid
ered a minus quantity.
The town of Falconhurst was a place
of aristocratic pretensions, and tho
leading peoplo of the municipality
prided themselves on being up to date.
Consequently when the whole country
Was interested in the sending of Christ
inas boxes to soldiers on foreign serv
ice the members of the exclusive set
of Falconhurst resolved to do their
nlinre. At an Informal meeting held
o?o evening at the residence of Brew
ster De Kallb, the bank president, it
was resolved to appoint a committee
. - consisting of six fashionable ladles and
a half dozen of the wealthiest men in
(the community to prepare a suitable
Christmas box to be sent to "the heroes
who had left their homes in Falcon
hurst to do battle for their country's
flag in the faro ff Philippines."
The select committee entered into tho
work with enthusiasm. On the; first
day there was collected a vast assort
ment ot things that it was thought the
soldiers would like. As the stuff wus
being packed in the big. box that was
to be shipped to Manila one of the la
dles chanced to ask the names of the
boys who had enlisted from Falcon
burst. No one present was able to an?
swer the question, and, fearful that
their town had no heroes whom they
could honor, the bank president's wife
went at once to make further inquiries
of her husband. Although this worthy
man was supposed to know all about
everybody who was anybody in Fal
conhurst, he could not immediately call
to mind the name of a single volunteer,
and rather shamefacedly he so stated
to bis wife. But just then his office
boy, who had overheard the question
and answer, spoke up and said that
'Tko Jackson, who used to work in
Jones' livery stable," had joined the
army and gone to Manila. The bank
er made an investigation and found
that with the exception of Ike Jack
son no one had enlisted from Falcon
When it became known that Jackson
was the only volunteer of whom Fal
TKIBTY-EIGHT ZiSSTXEKS ?SS A CHBISTMA3
conburst could boast there was some
.disappointment in certain quarters, but
it was felt that the honor of the town
bad been saved by n small majority.
And by one of those sudden turns
Which public opinion often takes tho
absent Jackson - was made much of.
People who hardly, desired to notice
him when he lived in their midst called
. upon the committee with parcels and
kindly messages that they wished to
send to their "old friend. Mr. Jackson."
Possibly no box that was sent to the
Philippines ever contained a . greater
variety o?' presents. Everything, from
champagne to ginger snaps, was most
carefully packed I j vt o the Christmas
?box. There were reading matter galore,
?knickknacks of every description and
other good things too numerous to men-*
When the box whs finally filled and.
nailed np it took four men to load lt
inft% *}xe wagon wbicb .was tb haul it to
Having packed the box and started
the package on Its way across the con
tinent, those concerned in. their work
felt ic obligatory upon themselves to .
write Jackson that he might know to
Whom to give the proper credit.
In ?amp one night the boys of Com
pany K were discussing the approach
of Christmas and speculating upon
what they might.?et frons home. Poor
'jackson took no part in the conversa
ftlon. He bad-no relatives living, and
ito bis knowledge there was not any
; : ono . in America who , would bother
'.;. about sending Min even a Christmas
card. When asked if he boped to get
a package he^h^k'nie'-hea^l^'e^ld ;
vv:-:?.--}??-* bn wohld-ite''the mot mari in Mo
feftfta that the folks ta tho United States
On Christmas evo the tirst sergeant
announced that thirty-eight letters and
a Christmas box that weighed "about
a toh',' were walting to be receipted for
by Private Jackson. Company K had
a very merry Christmas, but through
it oil Ike maintained bia usual stolid
cheerfulness. .The amount: of stuff-tbnt
; ' jackson received, together with tm lib
erality with which be distributed It,
caused to bo circulated through the
regiment a story to th? effect, that ne
fm? a millionaire in disguise.-Manila
MYSTERY OF MYSTERIES.
A Christmas Task Vor Homelock
Sherie*, the Detective.
It was the day after Christmas.
Homelock fineries and I sat in the
Butcher street rooms cursing tho
snowy, sloppy weather.
"Bless me! Mulroon'a come home
sober!" be suddenly remarked as the
bark of a dog came in from the hall.
"How on earth can you toll?" I mar
veled? for no sound of man's volco bad
"Because his dog doesn't know him/'
answered my friend, with a gleam in
his eye. "For a veterinary surgeon
you let a great many 'horses' get on
you, old man."
Another period of silence, and then
Sherles reached up his long white
band and took down the bottle of gin.
"No more of this!'' he mused aloud.
"Now begins a period of hard work
"Hard work?" I asked wonderingly.
"Why, I haven't heard of any recent
murders, robberies or disappearances."
"None of these this time, old mau.
All mysteries. Every young man in
town will soon be here to have mo
find out wbut thc Christmas present
his giri gave him ls intended for, don't
you know."-Now York Journal.
Evolution ot Christmas.
It is said that Christmas was at one
time quite a movable feast and kept
when the weather and circumstances
permitted and that one of the early
popes fixed on Dec. 25. Gradually tho
custom of singing canticles and carols
was Introduced by tho church in re
membrance of those songs of th : heav
enly host that amazed the shepherds
on thc Galilean hills and sent them off
in hot haste to find the wondrous babe.
Tho holly and mistletoe decorations, of
course, descended from the Druids, and
a pretty fancy reigned which suggest
ed that the Bylvan spirits would be in
duced to follow the evergreen branches
into house and church and remain
there, sheltered from the utmost rigor
of winter frosts and snows. Then the
Yule log was lit on Christmas eve and
the fire never allowed to go out before
Candlemas, a device for securing
warmth during the coldest weeks,
while people sat around the hearth and
I amused themselves with hot cookies
i and snapdragon, conjuring and for
feits and quaffed spiced ale and punch,
much as their descendants crack jokes
"over the walnuts and the wine" of
these days between Christmas and the
new year, when business is at a stand
still and the children clamor for par
ties and pantomimes.
Observances In England.
The lighting of Christmas candies
and - the burning of the "Christmas
block" were th?. sure heralds of the
season !n old England, and the cus
toms still survive In certain parts of
the country. In some counties a piece
of the Yule log is kept from qua year to
the next, in order to \lght the next
year's log. In ancient times this frag
ment was supposed to be a protection
against fire and thunder. Its ashes
were given to animais for certain sick
ness and were scattered over the land
to keep the corn from blight.
In Devonshire what is known as the
"Ashton fagot" is burned on Christ
mas eve, and a company watches the
falling apart of the hoops with which
the fagot ls bound as they burst with
the heat. In some parts of England,
after the church service, the people
express their joy by crying out in
choros: "Yule! Yule?."
"I shan't wont one," said Kitty, **nn
less it bas real teeth."
"Never look a Christmas doll in the
mouth, Kitty," counseled her uncle.
Br james Whitcomb Riley.
A word of godspeed and good cheer '
To all on earth or far or near,
. Or friend or foe, or thine or mine,
in echo of the voice divine
Heard when the star bloomed forth and
The world's face, with Ood'a smile on lt.
. :- /
Br ?jen ?j?uB??i.
I Bins* the birth was born tonight,
. The author both of life and light.
Tho angel so did sound it.
And like the ravished shepherds said.
Who saw the light and were afraid.
Yet searched and true they found lt.
By Slr Walter Scott.
Eii?land was merry England when
Old Christmas brought his sports again. -
'Twas Christmas broached the mightiest
'Twas Christmas told the merriest talc.
A Christmas gambol oft would cheer
A poor man's heart through half the year.
By Harriet Beecher Stowe.
[Written at the age of eighty-two.]
Hall, blessed Christmas mom!
When Christ, a child. was born
Of Mary, holy maid.
In heavenly grace arrayed.
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THINE Christmas, 1883, was
Kg my most memorable one," said
General Greely, the arctic ex
plorer. "With my command I
waa proceeding southward in the hope
of obtaining help, and about the 20th
of October we ensconced ourselves In
a little hut at Cape Sabine. Our sup
ply of food was running very low, and
wo were on very ?hort rations, every
one being allowed just food enough In
each twenty-foui' hours to sustain life.
Under theso depressing circumstances
and amid the twful silence of the
polar night the eheerfuiuesa tlint we
continued to maintain was remarkable.
It would liavo been a splendid oppor
tunity for Dickens' character, Mark
Tapley, who was always seeking some
specially depressing situation in life to
show how Jolly he could be under ad
verse circumstances. As the Christmas
season approached we all looked for
ward to lt with eager anticipation, not
only as a festal day tho associations
and memories of which would to some
extent vary the wearisome monotony
of our lives, but because we knew that
the winter solstice would fall about
Dec. 22 and that then thc sun would
return and the long, dreary night bo nt
an end. "
'.Christmas day carno at last, Christ
mas in tho arctic regions! At G o'clock
TE Lili INO CUB ISTHAS STORIES.
wo had our breakfast-thin soup made
of peas, carrots, blubber and potatoes.
Our Christmas dinner was served at 1
o'clock. Hearken to our menu, ye who
will sit down the coming Christmas
to roast turkey stuffed with oysters:
First course, a stew of seal meat, on
ions, blubber, potatoes and bread
crumbs; second course, served one
hour ofter first, a stew of raisins, blub
ber and milk; dessert, a cup of hot
I chocolate. The best and most Chrlst
masllke feature of this meal was that
we were allowed a sufficient quantity
of it to satisfy the pangs of hunger.
Our enjoyment of the dessert, one cup
of chocolate, we tried to prolong as
much as possible. Over lt we told each
other Christmas stories. We exchanged
reminiscences of bygone Christmases
\ at home with the loved ones so far
away. We discussed the probability
of our ever reaching our own firesides
again, and we enterca into an agree
ment that if we got back to civilization
before another Christmas wc would
I pass the day together in memory of.
that awful Christinas we were then
spending in the realm of the relentless
ice king. Alas, many of those brav
fellows never lived to see another
daria trna? Dinner Recipes.
Chestnut stuffing is the most dell
dons that can go with a Christmas tur
key. Shell a quart of Italian or French
chestnuts. Put in hot water and boil
until the skins aro softened; drain off
I the water and remove the skins. Press
them, a few at a time, through a colan
der and season with batter, salt and
pepper. Add chopped parsley, onion
and bread crumbs and season witt
Giblet Sauce.-Boll tho giblets until
! terrier; chop them, but not too fine, end
j add a tablespoonful of flour to the pan
in which tho to-key was roasted.
Brown the flour, stirring constantly,
adding slowly a cupful of water In
which the giblets were bolled; season
with salt and pepper and add the cbep
' ped giblets.
A Country Namod Por Christmas.
South Africa was discovered, by the
Portuguese, who were searching for an
ocean road to India. Bartholomew
Diaz was the commander of the two
little ships that formed the expedition
in 1480. Eleven years Akter Da Gama,
took another Portuguese fleet south.
He discovered Natal, on Christmas day
and thus named it in consequence..
Tale of a Christina* Snrrlvor.
"But where is that beautiful tall you
had day before yesterday?"
"The farmer said, 'Heads I win. tails
you lose.* Well, I took to my heels and j
)toat my toll, but be did not win ray ;
? , j-? .??. mm?? . ~?
- It might be just, as well to r'*
member that fast men are usually alow
?- If yon would have lasting fame
don't givo tho world a chance to for
- The best way to pray for the
poor ia with your own basket and
, -- You cannot make clouds for oth
ers and lire in the clear light your
XMAS A OAY OF TERROR.
Slnrd Linea of the Playera Who Ko?
ter tain Theater Crowd?.
In the vaudeville houses where con
tinuous performances are given Christ
mas day strikes terror to thc most
time hardened dramatic soul.
The doora open anywhere between
0:30 and 10:30 a. m. and close at about
midnight Tho headliners is'ay their
customary two turns, but those lower
in the dramatic scale play "on de
mand," generally about four times. If
an act ls particularly weak, lt is used
to "chase*' out the audience-in plain
English, to tire lt into leaving the
house uud making room for the lino
waiting lu the lobby.
The low saluried vaudeville actor,
therefore, eschews any Christmas din
ner and hies himself to the nearest
quick lunch counter, there to feast on
turkey sandwiches, execrable coffee
and pie as heavy us his spirits. By
the time he hus done his last turn ou
tho stage bc is more ready for bed thun
for the festive hoard.
To the unsuccessful actor Christmas
is likely to bring that blessing of the
Itlulto, a "turkey date."
Scuttered within easy access of New
York ure numerous smai! cities, or, ,
more properly speaking, towns, where
good shows never come. Of these the |
catchpenny manager keeps a list, uud
on quick notice he scours Broadway
for cheap, unengaged talent, from
which he organizes his company, re
hearses lt hastily in some playhouse
conveniently iule at the time, rushes
some cheap printing upon the poor, un- !
suspecting town and lands there (
bright and early Christmas morning. :
Tho population, show hungry, wei- j
romes the holiday diversion and packs ?
the town hall, matinee and night.
The actors are thus assured of n
good Christmas dinner and supper and
a percer.toge of the box office receipts.
Usually these are divided according to |
th? importance of the roles played by I
the actors. This will tldo them over
until New Year's day, which brings an
other "turkey date."
Many an actor now featured on
Broadway has played his share of
"turkey dates." One in particular tells
how, with five associates, he put on
"The Clemenceau Case." not abashed
that the cast called for no less than
twelve capable actors, and was quito
radiant over the returns of "one Christ
mas dinner with trimmings" and $125
to be divided among the actors.-Wash
A Terrible Disease.
A girl of eight years in company j
of ono of her elders was passing the j
Episcopal clergy house at Milwau- ;
kee, in which is thc office of the
diocese of Wisconsin, and the name
accordingly in large letters is paint- j
ed on a front window. As they ap- I
proached the house she said:
"Now you must put your hand
kerchief to your nose and run."
Suiting the action to the word, off
"What in thc world did you do
that for?" inquired her companion.
"Why/* she replied grovely, "they
have tho smallpox there. Didn't
you see the sign up, 'Disease of Wis
consin ?' "-Philadelphia Ledger.
The Inexperienced Shooter.
"I should think you'd be afraid
that some of these amateur hunters
would mistake you for the bear,"
remarked the tourist.
"Oh,, that ain't where the danger
comes in," returned the guide. "So
long as they take mo fer tho bear
I'm safe. It's when they're really
shootin' at the bear that the danger
to me comes in."-Chicago Post.
By Rudyard Kipling;.
High noon behind the tamarisks-tho sun
is hot above us
As at home the Christmas day ls break
They wi?! d.?nk nur heai?hB at dinner,
those who tell us how they love us.
And forget us till another year be gene:
- If a mao knows how to make his
gard mi prow his wife can believe he
know? ho* tn Hnmnc anything.
A FAITHFUL DOG.
io Paid For His Fidelity to His Ma?*
ter With His Life.
In tlie early duys of North Car
olina a man rode a long distance on
horseback to collect u debt of sev
eral hundred dollars. He took with,
him for company and as a protec
tion against robbers a dog v.o which
he had long felt mud? attached. He
collected the money, all in silver
dollars. These he tied up in a
Btrong sack, lashed it to the saddle
behind him and shirted for home.
When they had traveled about
half of the homeward journey the
dog manifested a great deal of un
easiness, to which he gave ex pres
sion by nervous barking and fre
quent dives at the horse's fore iegs.
The man was sorely puzzled and
watched the dog for some time to
see if he could find un explanation
of its strange conduct. His reluc
tant conclusion was that it had boen
bitten by a mad do?; and was tho
victim of hydrophobia, and so to
save his horse and to put tho poor
dog out of tho misery he supposed
it was suffering lie drew a pistol and
shot it. Kot wishing to see it die,
he applied the spurs to his horse and
rode rapidly for some distance. Thc
thought came to him, "I would rath
er have lost the money than to have
been forced to kill that good dog."
Tht) reminded of the treasure,
he put his hand around behind the
saddle to see if thc bag was safe,
but it was not there. Ho turned
and rapidly rode back. When he
reached the point where thc dog
first commenced to bark and plunge
at tho horse's legs lie found thc bag
of coin, and thc poor victim of his
cruel mistake dying there, with his
paws resting patiently on either side
of his muster's treasure. Ho had
tried so hard to make the* master
understand, but had failed, and paid
his lifo as the price of his fidelity.
Would Not Advertise.
Once upon n time a donkey fell
into a deep hole and after nearly
starving caught sight of a passing
fox and implored, tho strunger to
help him out.
"I um too small to uid you/' said
the fox, **but I will give you somo
advice. Only a few rods away is a
big, strong elephant. Call to him,
and he will get you out in a jiffy."
After the fox hod gone tho don
key thus reasoned: "I am very weak
from want of nourishment. Every
move I make is just so much addi
tional loss of strength. If I raise
my voice to call tho elephant I shall
bo weaker yet. No, I will not waste
my substance that way. It is the
duty of the elephant to come with
So the donkey settled himself
back and eventually starved to
Long afterward tho fox on pass
ing tho hole saw within a whitened
skeleton and remarked:
"If it be that the souls of animals
are transmigrated into men. that
donkey will become ono of those
who can never afford to advertise."
New Year's Cooklea.
. Beat to ? cream three-quarters of a
pound of butter and a pound of sugar.
Add three eggs nnd bent them through
the butter and sugnr till thoroughly
mingled. Then udd hulf n pint of sour
milk and a level teaspoonful of snlera
tus dissolved in n tablespoonful of bot
water. Next put In ti gill of caraway
Seeds and n level teaspoonful of mace.
Stir in flour till the dough is stiff
enough to roil out thia. After lt is
rolled ns thin ns pic crust cut the
cookies out with a scalloped round cut
ter, lift them with n pancake knife
from ibo pastry board, pnt them in a
dripping pnn. sprinkle over euch cooky
a little sugnr and bake them in u mod
AFTER THIS DATE
Ve Will Not Retail Fertilizers
And Acid Phosphate to Alfy One*.
We do this for the reason that we are represented here by Merchante,
and it will be much better for all of the retail business to poes through their ~
hands, thereby wiving a lot of confusion. We therefore respectfully ask our -
friends to call ou
OSBORNE & PEARSON,
DEAN ?L RATL.IFFE?
Or any other ono of our representatives here or any adjacent town. We aro
represented at every Towu in tho up-couutry, and hope to mevit your con
tiuued liberal patronage.
OUR GOODS ARE FIRST CLASS IN EVERY RESPECT
And the results show that there is noue superior in quality.
ANDERSON PHOSPHATE IB OIL CO.
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE.
We offer for sale lae folio win g?Edosirable properly, situ"
ated in this and surrounding Counties.? ?Nearly all of thee?
places have good improvements on them. For full partiou?
ulars as to terms, location, &c, call at my office.
50 acres, two miles from city, un
ilouoe and Lot, G acres, near oity
limits, very desirable.
74 acres in Rook Mills township, on
Richland Creek, good dwelling.
Half aore City Lot, front on Main
Street, no improvements.
1 acre, with now dwelling, in oity
Hi acres, near city limits, olearcd,
200 sores in Fork township, on Tug
aloo River, two dwellings.
100 sores io Williamson township,
improved, on Beaverdam creek.- .
400 aores in Oak lawn township, in
(greenville Co., half in cultivation,
5 tenant dwellings, 50 acres of this
is in bottom land.
700 acres in Hopewell township, on
Six and Twenty Creek, 300 aores in
cultivation, 2 good residences, 6 ten
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o? sor"" IC n_*** 4-hau OB
Three-and-Twonty Creek, good dwell
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56 norco in Macon Co., N. C., 29
miloo above Walhalla, on road to
Berry plaoe, Varennes, fe...
437 acres, Pendleton towi. .
ant houses and dwelling.
145 aores, Evergreen plaou, bav?t?
00 aeres tn Fork township.
150 cores in Savannah township,
well timbered, no improvements.
400 aereo in Center township, Ooo*
nee County, lOOoleared, balance well
timbered, well watered, good mill sita
with ample water power.
65 acres in Pickens County.
174 acres in Hopewell township.
130 acres in Broadway township,
230 acres in Fork township, on Sen
eca River, good dwellings, &o.
50 acres in Varennes township, near
800 aores in Anderson County, on
96 aores in Lowndesville township.
Ut DU IVO JU VUllltl LUdUDliJJ),
75 acres in Ooooee County.
75 aores in Piokeos County.
152 acres in Rook Mills township,
on Seneoa River, 2 dwellings,
i 700 aores in Fork township.
All the above are desirable Lands, and parties wanting good homes, st
low prices, can select from the above and oall for further particulars. Nov?
is the time to secure your homes for another year.
JOS. J. FRET WELL,
ANDERSON, S, O.
a SK z ? S
?Sa ? & B o
r 9? ra S 3 0 IQ
O- ? g H
2 l> S o
WE have moved our Shbpand office below Peoples' Bank, in front of
Mr. J. J. FretweiTs Stables. We respectfully ask air our friends that need
any Roofing done, or any kind of Repair work, Engine Stacks, Evaporators,,
or any kind of Tin or Gravel Roofing to call on us. as we are prepared todov
it promptly and in best maaner. Soliciting your patronage, we are,
Respectfully. B?RRIS3 & DI WER. _
TO THE FARMERS :
WE are better prepared now to give you prompt
and good service than ever before. We have in
stalled THREE NEW GINS, making a total of
ii six, in order to give our customers prompt service.
You will hoi loee time by waiting for your Cotton to
be ginned, i\8 we can turn out a bale every*few min
utes. We'solicit the patronage of farmers iar and
EXCELSIOR OIL MILL,
ANDERSON, S. C,
1 HAVE JUST RECEIVED
A CAR LOAD OF CORN,
Slightly damaged, and can sell you at 50c. per bushel. Will
have a k of it cracked for hog andi* chicken feed at sam?
price. See me for- <
OLD DOMINION CEMENT,
? -' O. D. AftDUSaON.
Nature's Gif t.from the Sunny South
SbrtaUOT.fbodr Lar??hais your life
No matter how faithful and hon- y^^^simB^^^^^
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