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Friday XoraiBft. December 25.1868.
Cbrifltm&B-IU Origin ?ad Morry
St. Nicholas, Santa Clans, and
Krish-Kinkle, whose traditional
budget o? all good things, his journey
with it throngh the air, and descent
down all chimneys, are radiant vi?
sions of childhood, which fellow us
into maturity and age, have come
again, and the replenished stocking,
the decorated Christmas tree, and
the gifts under manifold forms of
surprise, are making millions of
young hearts-and old as well-hila?
rious and happy, as has been the
oase on tue annual return of the
event for more than a thousand times
before. Christmas, BO called from
the two Latin words, Christi and
Hissa, signifying the mass, or offer?
ing of Christ, is the great festival of
the ecclesiastic year, and so impor?
tant and joyous a solemnity is it
deemed, that a special exception is
made in its behalf, whereby in the
event of the anniversary falling on
Friday, that day of the week, under
all other circumstances a fast, is trans?
formed into a festival. That the
birth of Jesus Christ, tho deliverer
of the hnman race, tho mysterious
link connecting the transcendent and
incomprehensible attributes of Deity
with human sympathies and affec?
tions, should be considered the most
glorious event that ever happened,
and the most worthy of commemora?
tion, commends itself to the heart
and reason of all who aspire to walk
in His foot-steps and share in the in?
effable benefits of His sacrifice. In
Catholic countries, a mass is always
celebrated at mid-night on Christmas
Eve, the hour in which our Saviour
is behoved to have been born, an?
other at day-break on Christmas Day,
and a third, at a subsequent hour in
the morning. A beautiful idea enter?
tained in this connection, is that
whioh represents a thorough prostra?
tion of the Powers of Darkness at
thia season, relieving mankind for
tho time from their malevolent influ?
ences. Tho cock is supposed to crow
all night long, and by his vigilance to
scaro away all malignant spirits.
There is another belief which was
loug prevalent, even in tho memories
of the older people of this genera?
tion, and in this country as well as
elsewhere, that tho cattle in their
stalls fall down on their knees in ado?
ration of the infant Saviour, as the
tradition reports them to have done
in tho stable at Bethlehem. Bees
were also said to sing in their hives,
and bread baked on Christmas Eve
never to mould. All nature was thus
supposed to join in the great solem?
nity. The custom of Christmas gifts
has its origin in tho Roman Pngana
lia, which was instituted by Servius
Tullins, B. C. 555. On these festi?
vals, celbbratod at tho beginning of
the year, au altar was erected in every
vil'age, and to the box placed upon
it, every man, woman and child was
expected tocoutributuacoin. Aubrey
speaks of a pot, in which Roman
coins were found, und supposed to
be one of these Pagaualian vessels.
The Christmas box naturally arose
from this Fagan New Year's box.
There is au impressive propriety and
teodor beauty, howover, in thus com?
memorating tho event which gave a
Divine Redeemer to a lost world, the
greatest gift that is conceivable to
mankind. It is, moreover, an equally
appropriate custom, which makes tho
soason one not only of composing
and forgetting old quarrels, aud re?
newing and confirming friendships,
but for a universal manifestation of
generosity and charity from tho rich
to tho poor-in olden times, this
boneflcouco being extended even to
the lower animals, a practice to which
Burns alludesiu "The Auld Farmer's
Address to his Mare." St. Nicholas
is ono of the most popular saints ol
Catholic Europe, being invoked as
tho patron of sailors, travelors, cap?
tives, and tho guardian of unmarried
girls and children. The Dutch call
him Sauta Claus. Tho earliest legend
of his appearance at Christmas, is
derived from the Italians. Giraldi, c
shoemaker of Verrara, was very pooi
and could not give his throe pretty
daughters oven tho smallest dowry,
and thus, though each had an ad
mirer, they wero left unmarried. Thc
father prayed to his patron saint, St.
Nicholas, that ho would iuterpcje a
miracle. A. neighbor, a rich mer?
chant, one day overhearing his sim
plo petition; ridiculed the idea thai
St. Nicholas would thus interpose foi
his daughters, and told him that his
saint was Buonajuto, the Jew, whe
lent money at two per cont, a month.
"He is not so deaf as St. Nicholas,'
the merchant added, "and if yoi
know how to manage, yon can make
four per cent." The poor shoemaker
however, maint.lined his integrity
and daily prayed. Christmas mean
while came, and the Jew, Sndi?g i
balance of three hundred ducats on
the yearly account due the merah ant,
thought to make him a surprise, in
sending him a fattened and roasted
dook, with tiie three hundred gold
pieces sewed up in the body. Tho
merchant's wife, however, sharing in
the prevailing prejudices against the
Jews, refused to receive a present
from one of tho race. The merchant,
therefore, sold the dock for a dollar
to the poor, praying shoemaker, who
took it home for his Christmas din?
ner, and when, on opening the fowl
with the carver, the gold fell ont, his
exclamation wa?, "Praise to St. Ni?
cholas!" and divided the sum between
his two eldest daughters. The mer?
chant discovering the result of the
experiment in sewing np gold in the
carcass of a duck, brought an action
against Giraldi; but the magistrate,
a devout mon. on hearing th? ossc,
acd learning how the poor man had
been ridiculed for his devotion, not
only ordered Giraldi to retain the
ducats, but sentenced the Jew and
the merchant for their usurious deal?
ings to pay a fine of ono hundred and
fifty ducats for the dowry of the poor
shoemaker's youngest daughter. The
meaning of this legend is, that a be?
neficent Providence watches over and
takes care of the poor, who aro
honest, religious and truthful. Tho
tradition runs, that since that time,
St. Nicholas pa3*s a visit every Christ
mas night to all whom ho thinks
worthy of his favors. Ho is known
altogether by the name-Santa Claus.
In Germany and other Northern Eu?
ropean countries, tho traditional be?
nefactor of tho children, with his
Christmas budgot for tho good chil?
dren's stookings, is kunwn as Krish
Kinklo, a name-Christ'kindlein
Christ-infant-understood to bc de?
rived from tho circumstance that a
representation of thc infant Saviour
in the manger, formed a part of their
Christmas decoration. Bad children,
instead of tho sugar-plums from
Krish Kinklo, find in their stockings
'.the birchen rod" from Pelsniohol.
The Germans of Pennsylvania
brought their Teutonic customs
tho stocking hung nt tho foot of thc
bed, Krish Kinklc, tho Christmas
tree-nt an early period into that
State, while Santa Claus carno witb
tho Hollanders into New York.
Tho eves or vigils of tho diflerenl
ecclesiastical festivals throughout thc
year, according to the strict letter ol
ceremonial rule, uro times of po
naneo; but in several inatauecs cus
tom has appropriated them to verj
different purposed, making them sea
sons of mirth and jollity. All-Saints
Evo and Christmas Eve, or tho even
ing before Christmas Day, being
special instances of this appropria
tion. Christmas Eve may be said tc
be practically tho beginning of th?
Christmas holidays, though, accord
ing to ecclesiastical computation, th<
festival really begins on Decembei
1G, tho day distiuguisned in the ca
leudar as 0, Sapientia, from tho nairn
of the anthem suug during Advent
though by some it is maintained tba
tho festival docs not begin ' d tin
evening boforo Christmus Day. lin
season is held to terminate on tho ls
of February, the evening before th
Purification of the Virgin-Candle
mas Day-when, according to th
ecclesiastical canons, all tho decora
tious must be removed from tb
churches. In common usnge tb
Christmas holidays commence Ol
Christmas Eve and end on Januar
6, or Twelfth Day, us it is called.
The Christmas tree, on Christina
Evo, in Germany and tho North c
Europe, as also very extensively i
America, is a splendor and delight i
tho eyes and imaginations of all th
children, and, in fact, forms th
grandest feature in tho festal sonso
of Christmas among tho Norther
European nations, being often calle
the Children's Festival. Tho Chrisi
mas tree seems to be a very ancien
custom in Germany-a remnant prc
bubly of tho splendid aud fuuuifi
pageants of tho middle ages. Th
custom was early introduced into th:
country by tho German emigrant;
but was hardly known to Englan
till within thc present coutury. Tl
first forming of tho Christmas tree i
England is believed to have bee
done by a German in tho househol
of Queon Carolino, wife of Georg
TV, who saw few happy Christan
trees after her marriage in 179i
Tho custom did not becomo getter:
there till Princo Albert came ovi
from Germany to be tho husband <
Queen Victoria, and since then it lu
becomo almost universal in thi
The two observances of Christin
Eve, of hanging np tho mistleto
and the burning of tho Yule log, a
pear to bo derived from our Pugi
ancestors. It is well known that tl
mistletoe, in the religion of tl
Druids, was regarded with the u
most veneration when found growii
upon tho bark of tho oak, tho favo
itc tree of tho divinity Tulane
When tho grand festival, or sa?n
on nivorsnry in his honor at tho peril
of the winter solstico, arrived, tl
ancient Britons sullied forth, nccot
panied by their priests, tito Druid
to gather the mystic parasite whic
in addition to its sacred, had also,
their views, great curativo qttalitic
Two white bulls were bound to tl
oak, and tho Druid chief, cloth
in emblematic white, nscended, ai
with golden knife cut the sacred mi
tletoe, and tho pieces were caught 1
another Druid below, iii tho whi
folds of his garment. Tho halla were
then sacrificed, and the mistletoe,
distributed in ?mall portions, was
hung in their dwellings over the ou?
trances, as a shelter and a propitia?
tion to the sylvan deities during the
cold season. These rites were retain
ed throughout tho Bomen dominion
in Britain, and for a long period
during the sc . ero i gu ty of the Juts,
Saxons and Angles. The mistletoe
seldom now grows upon tho oak, but
flourishes upon tho apple trees of the
orchards in the west and midland
counties of Engluud, from which
large quantities are annually gather?
ed, and sold in London for Christ?
The special custom connected with
the mistletoe on Christmas Evo, and
an indubitable relic of old Druidism,
is well known. A branch of the
plant is suspended to the wall or
ceiling, and any one of the fair sex,
who through inadvertence, or, as
possibly may be insinuated, on pur?
pose, passes beneath tho sacred sprig,
incurs the penalty of being then and
there kissed by any lord of creation
who is prompted to the enjoyment.
The custom of decking houses and
churches with evergreens is derived
from this Druidical observance.
Ivy, mistletoe, holly, rosemary, bays
and laurel are the favorite trimmings.
It was an old belief that sylvan- spirits
sheltered themselves in evergreens
unnipped by frosts to the warmer
seasons. Carlands were worn about
the head, aud hence the phrases,
"kiss under the rose," and "whisper
under the mistletoe." Holly and ivy
in England, as in this country, are
the favorite evergreens, though the
windows of tho chapels of the two
great English universities are decked
The burning of the Yulo log, de?
rived from the kindling of hugo bon?
fires by our Scandinavian ancestors
at their feast of Jual, in honor of
their god, Thor, was very early in?
corporated into the Christmas obser?
vances, and though sadly shorn of
its ancient pomp and circumstance,
is still maintained in some patts of
England, aB well as iu Northern Con?
tinental Europe. Tho venerable log,
each wayfarer doffing his hat as it
passed, was drawn from the forest,
and rolled with its ponderous pro?
portions into its place upou tho spa?
cious hearth-stone of the baronial
ball, with every demonstration of
joy, on the Christmas Eve, tho im?
plicit faith hoing that in its flame
?would be burnt out nil wrongs and
heart-burnings, and the liquor made
to bubblo iu tho wassail-bowl, the
quaffing of which would drown all
ancient feuds and animosities, and
"drive dull care away." The half
con.snmcd log was preserved with
caro for lighting tho Yule log the
next Christmas Eve, and this charred
block was deemed essential in each
house as an effectual security againsl
fire during tho year. It was deemed
a bad omen for a squinting or a bare
footed person, aud abovo all, for t
flat-footed woman, to enter the bal!
while tho lule log was burning, auc:
as an accompaniment to tho Yule
log, a Yule or Ckristinas candle, o
stupendous proportions, shed iti
light upon the occasion. In Corn
wall, wo aro informed in Holes ant
Queries, that the whole family circh
gather around the jovial hearth-stoni
o.] the occasion, indulging in game:
and wassail drink to the Yule log, o
Mock, as they cull it, tho children, a
a special dispensation, being allowee
to keep late hours on tho occasioi
with thoso of elder growth. "Gooso^
dancers" go about from the villages
and make hilarity, while others sin]
the festal songs beneath tho windows
from house to house, early Christina
morning. In Cheshire, entertain
mcuts aro provided for these singini
parties in all private houses, and ali
both rich and poor, deck their home
for fourteen daj's with the sacrei
holly and attendant mistletoe, mule
the shade of tho latter of whici
many a kiss is stolen, which on othc
days would bc forbidden fruit. Tl?
inspiriting song of old Herrick, c
which wo give the first stanza, is we
"Come, bring with a noieo.
My merry, merry boys,
Tho Christmas log to the firing;
While my good dame, ?he
liids yo all bo froc,
And drink to your heart's desiring."
There is no moro charming cnstoi
connected with this festival than th;
of tho Christmas Carols, which i
joyous and devout strains celebra!
tho nativity of the Saviour, an
which has given to us much of tl
sweet and simple poetry that ruo
adorns English literature. The cu
tom is as ancient as Christmas itsel
In these songs tho clergy, high ai
low, parents and children, joiuei
combining in tho merriment, tl
strains of tho organ, tambour, guih
and violin, each participant, if in tl
night, bearing in tho hand a torc!
Tho Yule-log was laid upon the fir
while tho people sat around, rogalit
themselves with beor. In tho cour
of tho night small parties went abo
from house to house, chanting the
simplo, popular ditties, full of joyf
allusion to the Bedeemer; and it
still tho custom, during tho last da;
minstrels to descend from the mon
tains to Borne, saluting the shrin
of the Virgin Motbor with their wi
songs, under the poetical notion
cheering her until the birth-time,
near. Kaphael, in allusion to tl
custom, introduces into his pictn
of the Nativity, a shepherd playing
ou a sort of bag pipe. Throughout
England and the continent, and in
some parts of thia country, the bella
at midnight are rung to usher in the
In some countries straw is need as
an emblem in Ohristmas festivities,
because our Saviour, as a new-born
child, was laid upon straw in the
manger. Thia manger-worship, as it
was oalled in the middle ages, is still
retained in some retired regions of
Catholic countries, and is made the
motive to thc development of muoh
sacred poetry and art.
Among tho ancient Christmas
dishes, tho first and foremost in pomp
and ci rc ?1 instance was tho soused
boar's head, which was borne in state
and solemnity upon a gold or silvor
plate "?with miuatreisie "-no meaner
metal would suffice-into tho ban?
queting hall by the sower, the herald
singing as he bore it, "Caput apri
def erro reddens laudes Domino."
It is the tradition that a student at
Qneon's College, Oxford, whilo ou a
walk, reading Aristotle, being sudden?
ly and furiously attacked by a wild
boar, rammed bia book into tho ani?
mal's throat, crying Groecum est, and
choked him to death. This dish
commemorates his valor.
The next dish in importance was
the peacock, which was skinued,
cooked, and the skin returned, thc
animal thus being life Uko ns placed
upon the table. It was carried to
thu dining hall to tho sound of music,
by a lady distinguished for birth nnd
beauty, and served by those of Uko
distinction, who followed it iuto the
ball. Geese, capons, pheasants dress?
ed with ambergrease, pies of carps'
tongues, und farinante, a concoction
which was neither "ilesh, fowl, nor
good red herring," were also among
the dishes. Mineo pies were popu?
lar, uudcr tho name of "mutton
ides," as carly as 15'JG, later authori?
ties using neats' tongue instead of
mutton, the other ingredients being
about the Kamo as at the prowentday.
Plum pottage, a beef or mutton
broth, thickened with brown bread,
with raisins, currants, prunes, cloves,
mace and ginger added, was another
dish always served at tho first course.
Plum pudding, or plum porridge,
At tho present day, Christmas,
divested of the ancient glories, its
boisterous jollities, and exuberance
of animal spirits, is nevertheless a
season of a thousand gcuial influ?
ences. Tho gathering of scattered
households around tho Christmas
hearth aud board, strengthens tho
hallowed feelings of domestic love,
renews sweet memories, inspires
strength for the future, and in thu
sacred associations with which they
aro entwined, tho activo deeds of
kindness they engender-theso fami?
ly clusterings almost give us a reali?
zation of tho augelic message to tho
Shepherds of Bethlehem-"Glory to
God in tho highest, on earth peace,
good will to men."
To (lie Editor of the Pkcenix.
Sra: Thc extraordinary message of
Gov. Scott to tho Legislature, touch?
ing my position as Superintendent of
thc Penitentiary, renders it necessary
that I should make a proper reply.
This I shad attempt to do, by asking
you to publish my statement, pre?
pared and submitted to the Commis?
sion, which hus been investigating
certain charges against me. Thc
public will then see tho character of
the charges and how refuted. I shall
also ask yon to publish my report to
Gov. Scott, embracing my transac?
tions during tho past year. The pub?
lic is entitled to this information and
my own self-respect demands that it
should bo given. '
Gov. Scott may lind it convenient
to propose to discharge mo from my
present position. Indeed, I hovo
no desire to retain tho place; but I
have no idea that Gov. Scott shall
misrepresent my official conduct,
which is above suspicion, and uso it
as a pretext to carry out his views and
wishes, without an nnswer from mo
and without tho impartial judgment
of tho public, whose servant I am.
THOMAS B. LEE, Jit.,
Acting Superintendent South Ca?
Fini:.-Tho dwelling, out-buildings
and 500 pounds of seed cotton, of
our esteomed fellow-citizen, Mr.
Charles Timms, was destroyed by
fire on Monday night last. It was
undoubtedly tho work of an incen?
diary, ns Mr. Timms had just bought
thc place mid had not moved into
tho house. Wo wonder if Governor
Scott will take any notice of these
[ Winnsboro Ncics.
An old negro woman in this Coun?
ty has berni to seo Lipfort, tho cabi?
net-maker, and had her measure
taken, and paid for a coffin to bo
buried in. She says that she doesn't
expect to livo long, and is afraid she
will never have money to buy a cof?
fin again. - Clarksvi?e Quid Nunc.
STRANGE AND FATAIJ AccinrNT.-A
little girl residing in Charlotte street,
whilo swinging yesterday on a rope
attached to two posts, came in con.
tact willi ono of thom, and was so
severely injured, that she died from
the effects.-Charleston Nexos.
SUSPENSION.-No paper will bo
issued from this office to-morrow.
Tr i-we ek I y subscribers will bejfurni?h
ed with thia morning's daily.
Religious services may be expected
by the pastor Rev. Wm. Martin,
this morning, at ll o'clock, in tho
Washington Street Methodist
The ladies and gentlemen of Co?
lumbia are invited to bo present at
the Baptist Church, this morning, tho
25th, at ll o'clock, to witness tho dis?
tribution of gifts from the Christmas
tree, lo Ibo scholars connected with
the Sabbath school.
Passengers over the Greenville
Railroad bring glowing accounts of
the performances by Stone & Mur?
ray's circus troupe. They have ex?
hibited to full houses in several up
country towns. They perform here
to-morrow-aftornoou and night.
Constable Schwartz arrived last
night, having in charge Fletcher
Hodges, charged with being connect?
ed with the murder of Randolph,
and Charles Dendy, supposed to bo
counected with tho murder of Mar?
tin, several mouths ago. The pri?
soners wore lodged in jail.
CASH.-Our terms are strictly cash.
If an advertisement is to be inserted,
band over tho money; if a paper is
subscribed for, tho money must ac?
company tho order-otherwise no
attention will be paid to them. This
is a rule which will be adhered to.
YOUNO AMERICA, FOR JANUARY.
There is always a great hurrah among
tho children when Young America
arrives. Its stories, its puzzles, ?B
pictures, possess au irresistable at?
traction, and induce lots of boys and
girls to beg at bed-timo for just "half
au hour more." The January num?
ber is tho third issuo sinco the en?
largement, and is, we believe, one of
tho most interesting and attractive
that has been published. Publica?
tion Office, 838 Broadway, N. Y. At
E. it G. D. Hope's establishment is
filled to repletion with useful articles
in tho way of first quality edibles
and drinkables. Our thanks aro
tendered to them for a Christmas re?
Messrs. Swaffield have received
several packages of "Holiday Hats,"
something entirely new and elegant.
Call and examine thom. Wo did,
and came off with our old hat done
up in a bundle.
Mr. Pollard keeps-in addition to
fancy articles-a stock of wines, etc.,
suitable to delicato palates. His
Maraschino, Curacoa and Absinthe
are just tho thing. "If you don't seo
what you want, ask for it." Wo did,
and got it, too.
Mr. Symmers and Messrs. J. k. T.
R. Agnew and Fisher k Lowrance
have also furnished their quotas, and
will accept our thanks for their cour?
A CHRISTMAS CARROL..-Tho fol?
lowing, lines by Miss Moloch, arc
commended to our people-one and
God rest you, merry gent?o folks,
Lot nothing yours dismay;
For Jesus Christ, our Saviour,
Was born on Christmas day.
The dawn rose red on Bethlehem,
Tho stars shone through tho grey;
When Jesus Christ, our Saviour,
Was born on Christmas day.
God rest you, littlo children,
Let nothing your affright;
For Jesus Christ, your Saviour,
Was born this happy night.
Along the hills of Galileo,
Tho wbito flocks sleeping lay,
When Christ, the child of Nazareth,
Was boru on Christmas day.
God rest you all, good Christians,
Upon this blessed morn,
Tho Lord of all truo Christians
Was of a woman born.
Now all your sorrow Ho doth heal,
Your sins He takes away;
for Jesus Christ, our Saviour,
Was born on Christmas day.
FAST AND CHEAT- PRINTINO.- WO
have just added a fast card press-of
the Degenor k Weiler patent-to the
machinery of thc Phonix offico; and
havo also made additions to our stock
of fancy type, cards, paper, etc.
Persons in want of any styles of
book and job printing, are invited to
call and szamiuc samples and prices.
Cards printed at shortest notice, and
at prices varying ?rom %'i to $10 per
COTTON FIRE.- About 7 o'clock last
night, a fire broke oat in a car loaded
with cotton, in the South Carolina
Railroad yard, and in a short time
communicated to two others, which
were entirely destroyed. By the ex?
ertions of the railroad men, the?
balance of the train was saved. Tho
firemen were engaged until a late
hour in extinguishing the fire.
A good thing is generally worth all
tito struggle it costa; a bad one is to
be rejected, let the strngglo be what
it may. On a good thing there is no
discount, but on a bad one there is
nothing bul discount; those who
have triod both will endorso what we
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special at
tontion is called to the following ad?
vertisements, published for the first
time this morning:
Meeting Typographical Union.
Booms for Rent.
C. A. Carrington-Notice.
Thero is no mistake about it, PLAN?
TATION BITTERS will ward off Fever
and Agne and all kindred diseases, if
used in time. No family need suffer
from this distressing complaint, if
they will keep PLANTATION BITTERS
in tho house, and uso it according to
directions. The most important in?
gredient of this medicino is the Cali?
saya or Peruvian Bark, which is
known to be tho finest and purest
tonic iu tho vegetable kingdom.
The extract of this Bark is the active
principle of all the good Fever and
Ague Medicines prescribed by intel?
ligent doctors. Calisaya Bark is
used extensively in tho manufacture
of PLANTATION BITTERS, as well os
quinine, and wo dare say they owe
their popularity mostly to that fact.
We can recommend them.
MAGNOLIA WATER-Superior to tho
best imported German Cologuo, and
sold at half the price. D25J1+3
SEVERAL ROOMS over rainier's Tin
Storo, on Main Btroot._ Deo 25
ALL persona to whom thc lato D. B.
CARRINGTON was iudebted, can
have thou claima paid, by presenting them
properlv attested, to
Dec 25 1 C. A. CARRINGTON.
LOVERS of tho game of TEN-PINS,
will hud a good Alley and superior ac?
commodations, attached to the "Our
House Restaurant"-open at all hours.
Dec 25 1* Superintendent.
Columbia Typographical Union.
1MIE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
of this Union will be held TO-MOR?
ROW. (Saturday) EVENING, at Palmetto
Eugino House, at 5 o'clock. By ordor of
the President. JAMES T. WELLS, .
Dec 25 1 _Socrotary.
j. A COTTAGE HOUSE, containing
four rooms, with kitchen, out-houses,
"*T "f-* within one square of Charlotte
Depot. Apply at this Office. Doe 24
A FINE lot of young Kentucky
ffehufe MULES. They may bo soon at
VpB Mr. Charles Logan's lot, corner
'Tin TI fl- of Senate and Assembly stroots.
Dec 24 G* W. 8. TALBOTT.
HONEY! HONEY! !
QA GALLONS of Clear EAST INDIA
iJV/ HONEY, just receivod at
Dec 15 Gi* E. POLLARD'S.
Christmas and New Year's
Presents for Young and Old !
A VARIETY OK JUVENILE BOOKS
J\_ Fine and cheap editions of tho Stand?
ard POETICAL WORKS, British and Ame?
rican; Photograph ALBUMS, (50 styles,)
from 75 cents to ?12.00. STEREOSCOPES,
and Pictures to match; CHROMOS, beau?
tiful; Foreign ENGRAVINGS; Rosowood
and Mahogany Writing Desks; Portfolios:
Work Boxes, all sizes; Gold Pencils; Gold
Pens; Ink-stands; Pocket Knivea;|Diaries
for 18G9, (very neat;) also, a new variety of
Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian and
Baptist HYMN BOOKS; Episcopal and
Catholio Prayer Books; Fino Pocket and
Family BIBLES, Ac, from England, all
styles, just receivod, at
BRYAN & McCARTER S
Dec 22 10 Book Storo.
For Sale or Rent
A COMMODIOUS HOUSE, on Lau
0k rel street. Apply to _ ,
fiill E. w. MCMASTER,
No. 5 Law Rango, Columbia, 8. C.
Come! Come!! Come!!!
GET yonr Christmas Groceries:
RAISINS, Currants, Nata,
Citron, Spices, Jellies,
Orang?e, Lemons, Prunes.
Finodt Hams in North America,
Smoked Salmon and Tongues,
Pickled Trout and Pig's Feet.
SCOTCH WHISKEY, (roal Peat Reek,)
Pure Fronen Brandy,
Newark Cider, Ac, Ac.
For salo by GEO. 8YMMER8.
5f^f\f\ EMPTY CORN BAGS.
A ll llJ 500 Empty Flour and Po?
tato barrels. FISHER A LOWRANCE.
Smoking and Chewing Tobacco.
8BOXES ROSE BUD, very Ano,
4 boxes Commonwealth, very Ano,
4 tv>?n? Pew Drop, very fins,
2 cases pure Virginia Leaf Smoking To?
bacco, half and wholo boxes.
JOHN C. 8EEOERS,
Deo 10 Main street, rear Post Office.