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NEW YEAR F
?orothy Dix inNei
This is the time of year when
everybody, except reformers, begin to
think about I reforming. themselves.
Reformers are always so busy correct
ing other people's *ius that, they hay
no time to at Lend to their own vices,
but the rest < f us are firmly xsBolvcd
to turn over i new leaf with the new
year. We are going to suppress our
pet weaknesses) with an iron hand,
and are ?oinglto take a fresh grip on
all the virtues, and generally do the
things we ought to do ?ad leave un
done those things we ought not do so.
Of course, New Year resolutions
snare the Same fate as pie crust; they
are made to be broken, but that is no
argumontj against them. One doesn't
refrain from putting on clean linen
because it will get soiled and have to
be sent to the'laundry again, and
there is no reason in not turning over
the new page because it, too, in time
will be filled with mistakes, and blot
ted with tears, and covered, with en
tries we would give our'very heart's
blood to erase.
It must be admitted that the New
Year's resolutions belong mostly to
men. It has never been a pastime
that appeals to women. They have
been told they were angels so long
they have come to believe it, and
hen a woman admits she has a fault,
is with no idea of correcting it.
She is merely fishing for a compliment,'
and expeots to be oontradicted. Agree
with her and she ' bridles instantly
with offense, and sets you; down as a
spiteful old thing, so stupid you don't
know shining perfection when you see
it. A man is much more frank about
his sins, anyway, than a woman. You
will often he?rVione say: "I haVe been
drinking too much; I am going to
stop," or, "I used to bo a gambler,
but I have reformed," but nobody
ever - heard a woman come right out
flat-footed and admit, "I have been a
scandalmonger, but I have reformed,"
or, "I have been ruining my husband
by my senseless extravagance, but I
am going to mut/'
In these days when wears dispu
ting with man the monom/?y of all
the.other good things of life there is
no reason for leaving him in sole pos
session of the New Year resolution.
We have faults of our own- and we
need the New Year resolution in our
business, too. - Our weakness may
not bo just the peculiar brand affect
ed by our fathers, and'husbands, and
brothers, but they k stand in just as
muoh need , of reforming. Whiskey
and profanity and gambling' and un
faithfulness; are not th? only sins in
the world. There are unreasonable
|ness, and temper, and fretting, and
nagging, and when the groat day
comes, when the ledger in which hu
man accounts are set down Is balanced,
it is going to be hard to tell whioh has
C?SSe? ths gtSSieSt ?.i??ry and broken
up the most homes.
Let's face the music, sisters, and
e an inventory of the* faults that
re peculiarly feminine, and turn our
tt??tior to .them. Let's stop baok*
iting and tittle-tattle, and the bar?
ain counter habit, and scratching (
fbadk, and try to. be ' more.. like the
superior Creatures we think we are,
mud less like the poor, miserable, weak'
Cornea wo aro.
Of course, everybody has an idea of
a world as I would reform it.'pft
fconfesa I have; and, speaking for my
pelf, I should like to See my entire
ex unite in a grand sweeping New
ear's resolution to try to look at life
hrongh the clear speot?cles of com
on sense instead of the smoked
lassos of sentiment. That would be
tidal wave of reform, - that^ jvould1
weep ? long ways.towards the millcn
ium. Then we should have moro
tomen looking before they leaped,
ad fewer mangled aud bleeding at
ho bottom of the precipice. We
honld hear few?r >h???t-rcadiDg tales
f women bamboozled out of fortunes
hat they trusted to some male rela
ive, with' no other security but the
at* ho always had family pray*
od asked a blessing Over the pork
hops, and We should hear less of tea
girls entering . Ejatrimony with
tog fc*b::V of pleasing address, >of
they knew nothing, / but who
d out- to>s bigamists and Jail*
V .^o&st/tfcio? that cat* pos
_ I^oi^? to women is to fad^ut
the brain *s jtts> as valuable an
goo as-the heart, and the wisest
solution aoy w^mars can form ss to
Uivato her ^ . more
d hnt *m^?j?s}ess..
I should ?ike to see ?v^ry wife swear
s faulty end 'W^^^u^r^^^
reform him. ? should like to see
r resolve to look as dainty and sweet
d : attractive as abo ; did .when ?kn
Y? trying to. wawy hlia and Mi take
^^b;pi?i^#,i^ j^?o ;^|?'i|T^i|;i?i?i:
s'aft''3&4tt^ d?ys. ' $ac
17 Orleans J?ieayun.Q.
average American husband, when all
is said, is a child-like creature, easily
pleased, and the wife who cannot keep
what she has caught deserves to lose
it for her own selfish stupidity.
I should like to see every woman
who is at the head of a house put a
taboo on the arguing habit and ruth
lessly suppress it. Let her swear off
fron* discussing unpleasant topics her
self and keep her table sod hearth
stone from being a battle ground,
where political and financial and reli
gious battles are fought out \ to a
bloody finish. The arguing mania is
the pest of many a home. It breeds
temper, ill-nature, spiteful personali
ties, rancor and hatred. Everybody
is entitled to their own opinion, but
if they can't agree it is nothing but
common decency.to keep it to them
selves. When a member of a family
is determined to do something of
which the others disapprove let them
exercise their individual liberty and
please themselves, but stop from keep
ing the whole fsmily in a turmoil by
discussing it beforehand. Nine
tenths of the family jars oan be pre
vented by this simple device.
I should like to ses women swear off
from worrying. It does'no good. It
plows furrows in the checks, and pr?
cipit?tes doctors' bills, and. the thing
we worry over never happeno, any
way. It is 'something we weren't
looking for, and hadn't worried about
a paxtiole,. that occurs. Of course,
it's natural for every wife end mother
to (bisk che is iu? pin that keops the
universe together. But she isn't.
She dies and another woman steps in
and marries her husband and keeps
her house and raises her children just
as well as she could have done. Let's
re?oive to tako life cheerfully and not
to worry over the things we can't
help or those we oan help. We
shall be happier for it, and, after all,
we might trust God to run the world
I should like to see women swear off
from so much novel reading. Th?
muoh-heralded free libraries are fast
becoming a public menace, instead of
a publie blessing. There are plenty
of women * >ho spend their time doing
nothing but devouring one novel after
another, and who. live in one contin
uai dobauoh of false ideals and false
sentiment end highly spiced romance
and sizzling passion that is every whit
as demoralising, mentally sod morally,
as any other jag. There is reason in
all things and temperance in novel
reading is just as much to be desired
es temperance in drinking whiskey.
I should like to see mothers resolve
to braoo up and do their duty by their
children. Because little Johnny is
self-willed is no reason for not con
trolling him. Beoeus* little Mary is
determined on having her own way is
so ??B?i? for indulging her in it. Ql
course, it is^ hard to make children
obey and toaoh them good manners.
Most duties ere, but nobody but e
coward shirks them on that account.
Thfxe is no other thing on earth that
stands in such urgent need of reform
as.the way in which children aro rais
ed. It is an issue that no mother oan*
dodge. If the shiftless, lazy mother
who lets her children grow up on the
street, or any where else, so they don't
worry her, or the over tender mother,
who loves her children too well, to
make them mind, had alone to suffer
the; consequences of their\ folly and
sin it would not matter so much. But
every ono of us aro tho victims-of her
errors, and it would be a matter for
general rejoicing if the women, of the
country would establish a new domes
tic policy that would call for the ex
tension of the spanking industry and
the subjugation of tho infant terrors
of the household. '
- I should like to eeo . young girls
swoar off from talking slang that soils
their pure Hps, and from trying to bo
hoodlums instead of ladies.
I should like to see club women
swear off from espousing fool causes
and reserve their strength for work
that will count in th? g?nerai good.
; I should liko to see debnta t|^|^
swer off from writing gushing notes
to actors end sentimental letters to
men. :' It is worse than wrong. It is
X should Hke to see social atra|gler
g?ve up Ae .rearing iE*B;^f trying to
know peob?? who don't want to know
diem, and of clinging frao-?eally' to
society by ao eyelash.
I should like to see women Swear off
from telfiog their ; troubles to their
frieadejaua- then; wondering how on
urta such ? thing could ever v
S?e^oa>^;v: ;< --v.. v
I should like to see shog girls s
ff from trying to beiimitatioWsocte
ttie?;.?Un moppy? haVr sod pice
^?*-^!ry, and bo respectable work
W^Jwoiteefi;;, -'-Ityiust as honorable t
*nd b?Mod a cpuctcr }?i it-.'is^t
tad in a ballroom, and ia deal '\?%
Morions. .,:> :. V >
The message of the: New year-to ali |
\%\:-^ao1t??w| *?tfn^ $oodtf^ X ?ndtttd
like to see u? $li live ?p to[\i aad keep
A Game of Freeze out. ' j
A gentleman who had come from
Colombia e&ys that there ie weeping
end wailing and gnashing of teeth on
the part of the member of tbe dispen
sary board who formerly enjoyed the
fat pickings and wa*? living a life of
luxury and fast beoomiog a modern
Croesus. The trouble arose from the
two other members of the board form
ing a coalition against him and- con
trolling all tho purchases, rendering
this member's vote of no commercial
or marketable value. Ab there are
only three members of the board two
constitute a decisive majority and the
third member is wholly impotent. Hav
ing the riches of "directing'-' tbe dis
pensary turn to ashoa in bis bands has
almost broken tbe heart of this mem
ber an-i ho is said to bo behind the
resolutions calling for an investigation
of the management of the dispensary,
and he hopes to be the means of hav
ing his associates brought to book and
the former state of affairs whea he en
joyed the'rightful emoluments of his
position restored. He is tired stay
ing out in tbe cold and feeding on
husks at $400 a year. As this mem
ber is a good fellow, it seems a pity
that the other two members should
have treated bim so inconsiderately.
They should have at least divided the
graft into thirds and given him bis
part. Otherwise what is membership
on the board worth??Spartanburg
Astonished" His Mother.
Harold's conversational powers and
choice of words arc in their formative
stage, and bis mother is finding it a
rather diffioult matter to train them
into the straight and]narrow path, of ele
gance. He is a son of a well-known
violinist of tbe city and himself some
thing of a musical prodigy, but, con
trary to all belief, this docs not keep
Harold from pos?e??isg as appetite
the like of which belongs only to all
other boys of hio substantial build. | I
The Thanksgiving and Christmas
turkeys, therefore,. are his delight.
He had finished his first boutiful sup
per on Thanksgiving day when be
turned to his mother:
"Ma," bo said, "please give me
seme moro stuffin'." | M
"Harold," said his mother, "that
doesn't sound nice. You must say
la the evening the remains of the
turkey were brought to the table.
Again J?arcld finished bis first serv
ing, and then he.looked at his mother,
hesitated, and said: ,
"Ma, please give me some mor' of
the clothes that oome out of that I o*e."
? Chioago Record-Herald. .,
A Dream With a Moral.
A rich lady dreamed that she went
to heaven, and Utero saw a mansion
being built, say? the Chiesgo Post.
"Whim io that for?" she asked of
"But he lives in the tiniest cottage
on earth, with barely room for his fam
ily. He might live better if he did.
not give away so much to the mise
rable poor folks.'.'
Farther on eh? saw a lis y cottage,
being built. "And who is that for?"
"That is for you."
"But I have lived in a mansion o
jarth. I would not know how to live
n a cottage."
The words she heard in reply were
nil of meaning. "The Master Builder
s doing his best with the material
ibat is being sent up."
Then she awoke, resolving to lay up
reasure in heaven.
It mothers birthday; and Bobbie
vas very anxious to ?ive her a pres
et, but unfortunately 'Bobbie had no
"I say, mother," he ejaoulafced,
"would my drawing slate be any use
"No, dear," replied his parents, with
t smile. :
"Well, do you think you'd like to- (
lave mv tin steamboat?" inquired the .;
imall youth anxiously.
1 VNo, tkink you, little man," an
. "Well, p'haps I could do som'fing '.
'or youj" he continued. And then a ;
isppy thought struck bim. ' (
_"I say. mother,V he exclaimed en- 1
huSiasUoally, "I tell you what. 1%
;ake a dos? of castor oil for you vith- !
Hew he Spelled it f i
A BrookHn physician, whose memo- <
y for names is very poor, reoen^? i
isd a patient in bis Office for whom he
sas asked to fill out ah application j
'or some position'. ''v??ptVwiBhio^^^ :J
letrsy tho fact that he had forgotten
the man's name,iie casually inquired
va he raised-^is pen above the paper:
y "By the way^how do you spell your
The man gave him a carious glance 1
md said, "J-o-a-s-?-~Jones;"
? Half the things people say sie re- i
>The finw?jiaVplank in the wo
nan's platform is pin money.
Columbia Soluble Guano.
Made from fish. and. animal matter.
Has no equal as a O otton Fertilizer.
COLUMBIA TTAIETO COMPANY,
?** FOR SALE BY
ANDERSON, S. C.
A back president called one day on !
Governor John G. MoCnllongb of
"Governor," he said, "I want to
recommend to your notice Sebastian
Sutro. This young man would full a
place of trust with discretion and in
"Ho is a good man, eh?" the gov
"He io one of the boot of men,"
said the bank president solemnly.
"Moral, high 'minded, generous to a
With a laugh the governor interup
ted the bank president.
"This fervid praise,*' he said, "re
minds me of a oase wherein I appear
ed in San Franoisoo."
He laughed again. Then he went
"It was a will oase. We were try
iug to break the will of an elderly gen
tleman who, ignoring his relations,
had left the bulk of his property to a
total stranger. Tt p-r? of our
case to prove that the dead man had
been eooentrio, irregular, oruel, dissi
pated, and, after we had proved this
point, the defence summoned a wit
ness in rebuttal..
"The first question put to the de
fence's witness was: What do you
know about the character of the de
ceased?' And the man answered, sir,
in words like these:
" 'Ho was a man without blame, be
loved and respeoted of men, pure in
all his thoughts, and'?
. "But, I interrupted the witness.
" 'Where,' I said, 'did you learn all
" 'I got it,' the man answered,
'from the tombstone.' "
Lincoln's Account of t Stingy Man.
"Did you ever hear Mr. Linooln's
lightning-rod story?" asked Speaker
Oannoa of some friends who were spin
ning yarns, says the Washington
Times. "Well, it's a good one.
"Mr. Lincoln said he had attended
meeting, at a country church where
one of the stingiest creatures on God's
footstool went through the make-me
good idea he was worshipping the Sa
viour. The minister asked-for a frce
eontribution to enable tho church fa
thers to bu; a Hght?i??-?v? for the
" 'Surely you are willing to lend to
the Lord/ said the minister.. *Is He
not the owner of the cattle on a thou
sand hills? Will He not repay.
"That was-tho chance of the old
miser to get in his work by giving a
reason for not contributing. Rising
in his seat, he said:
" 'You say the Lord is the owner of
the cattle on a thousand hills. Then
why can't He sell some of the oattle
and buy ? lightning-rod?"
WINTER MEAT EATING.
The Poor Stomach's Tale of Woe.
Just Now Mi-o-na is Needed.
At ihis season of the year thous
ands of people are already showing
th? ill symptoms that are Sure to re
sult from the usual winter diet. In
docv* life, meat-eating, hearty food,
lack of exercise, overwork, and poor
ventilation spell "sickness," and poor
health, 7 "
. If the stomach cannot do its work
properly, ill health is sure to follow.
Mi-o-na is the one medicine that as
sures a natural digestion, that
strengthens the stomach, tb?t soothes
afid heals all irritation, congestion,
at?d inflammation in the stomach or
bowels. It is this that makes it. a
setUin and guaranteed cure for all
'If the digestion is impaired, the
Mood is Impoverished and becomes
filled with poisonous impurities, de
ranging the whole system and causing
sickness and sofferioff. Mi-o-na, act
ing upon tho Btotnaoh and digestive
argans cores sleeplessness, nervous
troubl?s, he?dsohe?, backaches, and
general weakness and debility.
il you are weak and ailing the
chances are' that it is doe to a diseased
stomach, bat you can be cured by
afting Mi-o-na. Ask Evans Pharmacy,
tho ?o?iabie drag firm, to show you
the streng guarantee under which
Mi-o-na is sold. Mi-o-na costs bv.i
50c a box. If it does not help you,
the price is absolutely nothing.
Valuable Property For Sale.
By virtue of the authority conferred by
a resolution adopted at a meeting ot the
Stockholders of the Willlamston Fe
male College Company held at Wil
liamaton, 8. C, on the 3Ut day of
December last, theDlreotoraofsald Com
pany hereby otters lor aale on Salesday
in February next, within the usual
hours of public saiea, in front of the
Court House, In the City of Anderson,
S. C, all the Real Estate of said Com
pany, eltuate In thn town of WilHamilton,
County of Anderson, State aforesaid, con
taining flye (5) acres, more or lees, and
bounded on tho South by Main street, on
the Weat by Beta te of George \V. Ander
son, deceased, Minor street intervening,
on tbe North by property of 8. Lander &
Son, and on the East by lands of S. J.
Duckworth and the Estate of Thomas
Crymea, deceased. This la one of the
finest hotel propertied in the State. This
property wbl bo moie fully described on
the day of aale by a plat ol the same, to
be then exhibited, wMoh will indicate
shape, courses and distances.
Terms of Sale? One-half cash, and tho
balance on a credit of twelve months,
with Interest from day of sale at the rate
of 8 per cent, per annum until paid in
full, Interest to be computed and paid
annually, and if not paid annually, to be
added to and become part of tho princi
pal, and the whole bear interest at the
same rato until the whole la paid in full.
The credit portion to be secured by a
bond of the purchaser and mortgage of
the premises, which instrument shall
provide for th? paylhent oi 10 per o???.
attorney's fees, in addition to principal
end interest, in the event th*t it beoomea
nootssary to institute suit to collect the
credit portion of tbe purchase money.
Purchasers to pay extra for papers, and
to bave leave to anticipate payment on
the credit portion at any time.
GEORGE W. SULLIVAN, Pres.
W. T. LAM DER, Seot'y.
Jan 11,1005 _30_4
Get your faithful Horse
a BLANKET to keep him
warm these cold days.
We have them from 75c.
H. 6. JORHSOfl&S0HS.
IF that name stands for square
dealings and truly artistic?
That's what our name stands for.
Call and inspect our handsome
? and ?
C. A. REED
ANDERSON, * *- 8. O.
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Notico Final Settlement.
PFIHR uudorsigned, Executor of
X tbe Estate of 8.1 M. Goer, deceas
ed, hereby give* notice that be will on
Monday, February 13tb, 1005, apply
to the lodge of Probate for Anderson
Connty for a Final Settlement of said
Estate, and a discharge from his office
filBxeoutor.^N M. GEER, Executor.
Jan 11,1005,_SO . 5
:" .. :' ;.-:?:?:?:?"?
Notice to Administrators, -j
ALL Administrators, Executors, Guar
dians and Trustoea are hereby nodded to
Siake their annual Returns to this offloo
oring tbe months of January and Feb
ruary, 9U reqnlrcxl by law.
B. V. H. NANCE,
Jude* of Probate.
Jan 11,1005 30 5
Good, Flat Land, in good state
of cultivation and well im
Wanted to Sell.
132 acres, Hall Township?40 acres in bottom lands that will yield 100Cv
bushels corn. Fair improvement.
148 acres, Savannah Township, known as Evergreen place. Well im
proved, good orchard.
84 acres, Hopewell Township. Teaant house, barn, &c. 45 acres in -
cultivation, balance woods and old fields.
152 acres, Kock Mills Township. Price 01200.
961 acres, Broadway Township. Well improved. Price 02500
871 acres, Varennes Township?improved.
200 acres, Fork Township.
JOS. J. FBETWELIV
ANDERSON, S. 47?.
PENNYROYAL PILLS omiesiona,increase vig
. .1. or and banish "painty
of menstruation." They are "LIFE SAVERS" to girls at
womanhood, aiding development of organs and body. Not
known remedy for women equals them. Cannot dc harm?life,
becomes a pleasure. &1.00 PER BOX BY MAIL. Sollt?
by druggists. DR. MOTT'S CHEMICAL CO., Cleveland, Ohio.
FOB BALE BY EVANS PHftBHaCT.
Turned and Scroll Work,
Devoe's Paint, Lead,
Bard Oil, Glass,
?SS the builder.
INVESTIGATE when iiv
need of any kind of?
See me. If I don't sell yoo
I'll make the other fellow
SELL YOU RIGHT.
"VT". Xj. IE
ANDERSON. 8. C.
This Establishment has been Selling
IN ANDERSON for more than forty years. Daring all that time competitors*
have eome and goae. but we have remainod right here. We have always sold %
Cheaper than any others, and during those long years we have not had one die?
satisfied customer. Mistakes will sometimes ooour, and if at any. time y&*
found.that a oustomer was dissatisfied we did not rest until we had made hms
satisfied. This polioy, rigidly adhered to, has made as friends, true and last
ing, and we can say with pride, but without boasting, that we have the conn*
deoce of the people of this section. We have a larger Stock of Goods thieve
season than we have ever had, and we pledge you our word that we have never ?
sold'. Furniture at as oIobo a margin of profit as we are doing now. This is <
proven by the fact that we are selling Furniture not only all over Anderson ?
County hut in every Town in the .Piedmont section. Come and see us. Yonrr
parents saved money by bayior from us, and you and your children can save
money by buying 1 ore t?o. We carry EVERYTHING in the
0, F* TOLLY & SON, Depot Street
WE have moved ourShopand office below. Peoples' Bank, in iront of
Mr. J. J. Fret well's Stables. We respectfully ask all our friends that need
any Beefing done, or any kind of Reprir work, Engine Stacks, Evaporators,,
or any kind of Tin or Gravel Booting ;o call on us. as we are prepared to do
It'promptly and in best mnoner^Heoliciting jour
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