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y $4, $5 and
These shoes are from my regular stock and include
Patent Leathers, Tans, Dull Leather, Vici Kids?button
and lace?heavy and thin soles?high and low. heels.
This is positively not a lot of cheap stuff put in to fool
you with. It is Seymour Sycle stock. While there are
all sizes in the lot, there are not all sizes in every style. If
you cannot be fitted in one style you can in another. Of
course, the best plan is to come early, and thus be as?
sured of getting just what you want.
This is the greatest Shoe Sale ever had. It will be the
biggest money-saver shoe buyers have ever experienced.
Wise shoppers will come prepared to purchase more
than one pair, as it is doubtful if I will ever be prepared
to make quite as good an offer. My stock has shaped it?
self during the year so that an accumulation of about
I 700 pairs of $3.00 to $6.00 shoes are available for this
sale. Odd and broken sizes, in various styles, but all
good dependable and mostly stylish shoes.
Shoes That Are Worth $5.00 and $6.00 a Pair.
No Phone Orders No Mail Orders No Exchange No C. 0. D. Orders
r the Nmfcs and Win
By FRANCES COURTENA Y BA YLOR
Tb?" .Ii,wiiii Sroauu.
In good hearts. Innocent happiness
will ooze out at this season; our an- I
*wcrtng rays of the Light of the World
to those around us Hash far and Wide
In love and laughter. -Mid there Is
certainly nothing like h glowing,
splendid open fire for hrinKlng out
cheerfulness and merriment in people.
People get to know each other better
In one week around such a lire, day by
day, than In months and even years
Of ordinary contact. The contributions
of our circle In this week are like a
mental Christmas plum pudding, good
and rich, ami hen- are some of the
plums. Said our English artist: "J am
glad to have fallen Into such kind
hands and to tie with those who at
least speak my own tongue. And to
he sure of a good Christmas dinner.
Mich as we have hnd. is something, let
me toll you. Some of my countrymen
abroad on the Continent would have
hern glad to exchange with me. My
brother was out In the hush in Aus?
tralia tivo years ago. He rode all day
Chrlatmsfe Eve. and near nightfall
came upon a. bungalow and an English?
man, by the look of him. leaning over
the fence smoking his English brlcf
?wood pipe. They had some talk. They
were both Somerset men. They hnd
both been Hallol men. They had a
cousin In common. They were both
feeling pretty forlorn over being away
from home, for Christinas. So the up?
shot of it was that my brother was
asked to stay over next day and oat
a- Christmas pudding that had been
sent out from home. Of course, ho
gladly agreed to this, dismounted and
?went In. They spent a pleasant eve?
ning together and sat up till 1 o'clock,
talking of things and people at home.
Next day there waa a very good din?
ner, very veil served by the planter's
Tamil se.rvnnt, who had lived with him
for years In Ceylon. But when the
time came to serve the pudding there
was a long wait. Finally, the host j
pushed back his chair, excused him?
self, and, napkin In hand, made for
the kitchen. Then there was a row
on! The guests and butler rushed In.
too, and beheld an angry host. 'The
bfggar had tied Up my pudding In the
end of- his scarf, and then popped it
Into the kettle to bell! So when 1 saw
that, T kicked him well, of course, and
over lie went, and pot and pudding and
all: Idiot! I'D not have another for
a year! Come along hack.' he ex?
plained. And back they went, full of
regrets and amusement."
Our artist's nice little English wife
said, gently; "Poor cookie! Xo douht
he thought lie. was doing the right
thing and got Into trouble."
They tell a good storv of Wllbor
foreo in England. A little girl once
popped un on bis lap when he was
staying at a. country bouse, and piped
In her shrill treble: "Mr. Wllberforee,
tell me, lell me. please, why every?
body calls you 'Soapy Sam'?" Every?
body heard her, and there was an em?
barrassing pause. And then dear old
"Wllliei-forco said quietly: "Well, my
dear. I don't know; unless It is that
1 am often In hot water, but always
come out with clean hands."
j Our diplomat said: "It Is very ter?
rible hot to know the language of the
country you are In. I had an English
mother; my father is Gorman. 1 was
educated In Paris. I can gencrnlly
ninkc myself understood anywhere
with those tongues at my command
abroad. _ln HiIr country the slang
litigates me very much sometimes. Did
leu ever hear of ?, contretemps often
told with us?
"An Englishman entered a restaurant
in Paris and rashly attempted to order
a meal In the French of Ollendorff,
with a terrlhle accent.
"'Jal une femttte," he said to the
" 'J'espere quo madame se norte
blen.' replied Alphonse politely.
"'Je suis fameiix.' said the hungry
man. making another effort to air his >
accomplishments and express his need.
" Me sou charme de l'ehtohdre, mon?
sieur." said Alphonse. utterlv mysti
"?Je suis femme.' said monsieur des?
??'Alois madame. s'habllle d'ttne facon |
ires extraordinaire,' replied Alphonse. I
and the famished gentleman rus^ied !
elsewhere, not understanding that he
ought i.. have said '.Pal falm.' and that
Alphonse had no key to tile enigma
A sharp contrast lo this anecdote
t.tir now given by our Confederate
veteran: "It is pretty serious to be In
a strange part even of your own conn
try. Just after the war ended a cotton
llrm in New Orleans sent me out to
Texas to get orders for them. At the
v>nd of a week, spent on horseback
along the frontier. T came late one
evening upon a tumble-down cabin,
with a tumble-down fence, set In a
forlorn yard of the usual frontier type;
--ash hopper and yellow dog, and1
about a dozen tow-beaded children ami
all. I knocked at the door, mid a big.
ha try six-footer opened It, and grunted
out some response to my salutation. I
asked If I could get some corn for my
horse and slay there all night. 'No.
?you knln'l: nor none of your sort:'
said the man. and was about to slam
the door In my face when i held It.
and asked him how far It was to the
next bouse. '.Seventeen miles. I reckon.'
said the nun? grpfHy.
"1 explained that I had been doing
some hard riding and was tired out.
and again tried lo persuade him to
take me In by offering lo pay him well
for the accommodation Hut he was
very stern. 'You can get right out and
take that there road,' he Insisted. "This
here is a poor place, maybe, but It's
mine; and 1 ain't got a bed or a bite
of VittleS for no such! CVlong!' 1 was
nettled, Bp I said: 'I'll not take the
road again to-night; I'll go Into camp
right here, as soon as I find some
water. It isn't the first time, by four
years, but it Is the first time I ever
knew a Texan to turn anybody away
from Ills door that asked for shelter.'
"That bullet sped home. 'Been In
the army, you say? "What army?' he
asked, still eyeing nie suspiciously.
'Hoher a 1 Bratru-s,' said T. 'What!' he
cried out. 'What! 1 bad a brother In
the ICIghtlt Texas! Get right down.
'Bight: get rieht off that horse. Come
In! Here. Salllo. where ore you. Sallle?
Hero's ono of Oeneral Bragg's soldiers.'
Sallle appeared a limp creature, who
pushed back a limp sun-bonnot and
shook hands warmly, saying she was
mighty glad to see me; she eortalnlv
'?'.Sit down. SB down In that rock
1 lng chair," said my host eagerly, a
perfectly transformed person. 'I'll take
your horse. Kallle. cook -everything
good you've got as onick as you can
I'll be back In a minute. He's goln'
to stay all night. Put him in mother's
bod, and shake up the feathers good."
"Well, we hnd fried chicken and beat
biscuit, and good coffee, and hominy,
and bacon, and preserves, and milk,
and apple pie for that supper, and T
? was ns hungry as a hunter. Nothing
1 ever tasted b?tler! And then we lit
our pipes and got up In the hie chlm
ney and talked Etacg's army and the
cimpaign Into Kentucky till midnight,!
| while Sallle and lier flock of chickens
went off to bed. Next morning I break- j
fSsted equally well, and was even more
In favor with the administration, for
j he had asked my name, and it a
name that every Texan knows, T may
say In all modesty, for my people
helped !n the making of Texas, and
1 when I got ready to leave I was
urced to stay a week, a month, and
I rest. I know better than to offer them
money, but I tied up a couple of dol
| lars in the baby's nightgown, and be?
fore starting 1 said to him: 'T.ook here.1
T want to know what made you so (
rough on tne last night, before I go.'
1 was well mounted: I was properly:
dressed; I was civil. Bnd I couldn't!
understand It at all.' I
'"Well, fir. I'll tell jnu the truth.
1 took you for one of them Howard'?
frecdmcn Yankees that's running all
over tb:s country htmtln' trouble, and
yon had a close call?you old that; I
was jest about to draw a head on you
when you spoke of campin' out. Them 1
rabhit-hnck breeches was mlghtUjy&gln
I yon." "
Tltls hit of American vernacular al?
most choked otir young Engllshm'an. |
He hasn't heard much American, and
finds it's fascinating after the first live
minutes in which to take It in.
"Pray tell us another." he urged,
when the genera! laughter hnd sub?
The traveling man from the West;
meanwhile had burst In with: "Did,
you ever hear:?talking of grubby
chaps?of the trial of a German emf
"'What Is your atf*?' he was asked.
" "And your wife?" J
"'Site is dirty-two.'
"Cordial agreement between counsel,
and even the Judge had to lattgh when
I lie looked at the pair of them."
! "I can't stand chaps that don't tub,"
;said our Englishman.
"Englishmen are all companions of
I the Bath." said the lady from Baltl
j more. "Aren't they?"
I "O, of course, one must have one's
I barih! One might as well he expected
' to do without a tooth brush' I know
? a chap that enlisted in the Blues, and
! then dssermd because only offteers '
: had tooth brushes, and ho couldn't
possibly stop on. But we aren't all
, given a topping order fos it. all the
i same. I assure you. What queer Ideas
\ of England yon Americans have! Xow,
I colonel, give us another war story."
"O, 1 am tired of 'em. But the war
story that amused me most was ibis."
; said the Confederate veteran:
"One of Plckett's division who left
I a leg at Gettysburg wan warmly hailed
by syi expansive young man In Wash?
ington as 'comrade' one day at me
"'What.' said Johnny neb. 'I don't
see it. You don't call, those skirmishes, .
' that comic opera, that small boy |
Spain spanked by a giant, a war. do;
| you? Go home, young man! Your
; mother wants you. She wants to give
I you some candy and put you In yonr|
I little trundle bed. "War. Indeed!'"
I "Well, he was about right." said the
I Federal officerTretlred) in the corner:!
I "those fellows made more fuss over |
? that tea party than we all did. on ,
i both sides, iti the real thing. It j
I makes me sick to see 'em with medals
and ribbons and badges and dinners j
I every year?enough to fit out the i
! whole Japanese army besides our!
i own. Was anybody killed in that
j little shindy at all. Colonel?"
I The Veteran: "Six mules one old |
I gunner and a hoy, is the official esti- i
mate. 1 believe: two tugboats sunk, i
In sincere gratitude we respec t fully express our appreciation
for the courtesies extended in 1910 by our patrons and friends,
and we heartily wish them a prosperous and happy New Year.
We hope 1011 will permit us to even greater fulfill our
patrons' expectations of this establishment.
PRTTIT &. GO
Broad and Foushee.
The store of pleasant and convenient shopping, of efficiency
and courtesy; the store of greatest service, arising from greatest
endavor and facilities; the store to which everybody looks for
the NEW and the GOOD.
and one oyster boot dismantled of Its
The Diplomat: "Except In the Jap?
anese War, nothing more terrible In
the way of a war is Known In history
than yours. It was superb. Your cour?
age?ce'talt In guerre!"
Federal officer. Confederate veteran
(simultaneously): "Yes, we certainly
did?Ahem." Both stop, embarrassed.
Baltimore Lady: "O, don't talk of
wars! This is a happy time for every
body! Wasn't our plum pudding goad'.'
My little buy had three helps and cried
for a fourth."
English Lady; "But surely you
wouldn't cive a child three helps of
such a rich dish! Of course. It I? a
scientific fact that little hoys' legs are
hollow: were made so to hold goodies
at odd hours. But. still, we shouldn't
rive in to young. Irresponsible things |
like that. They'd simply never learn
self-control. In England nurse gen?
erally gives the larger children two;
but the tots only have a taste. I hate
It myself; T always did."
English Artist: "You remind me of
Donald McWhlrter's wife. Ethel."
Baltimore Lady: "Tell us ahnut
English Artist: "Donald's wife had
been drowned, and the neighbors
spent two days looking down streafti
for her body, while Ponald stayed at
home comfortably by the tire and
smoked for the'first time since his
marriage the pipe of peace; for Jean
had been a terrible scold. When told
lhat Jean was nowhere to be found.
Donald took his pipe out of his mouth
ami said sententiously: 'Hoot, inon!
You've no been lookln" In the right
place. She expectit you to spoor there.
Look upstream, mnn. Jean was aye
contrary.' " (Laugh.)
Hostess: "O! we women, now that
suffragettes have stirred up things so,
?lo catch It on all shies. We are all
always wrong. You've heard of the
English vicar who said t-. his curate;
'When in doubl what lo preach about,
oitrh Into the Pope!' Why even my
husband lias caught the fever, lie told
me this morning lhat 1 talked too
much. And I am really a very silent
person. Mamma always said It of me.
Ethel rarely says anything.'"
"That Ts another matter." said our
oraenjar young lawyer. "That was
rude. T should say."
English Artist: "My wife stops
three times every year- -oh Christinas,
at Easter, and Michaelmas?for re?
pairs. Don't you. Ethel?"
Confederate Veteran: "Did you ever
hear of the man whose wife >vas getr i
ting a divorce from him on the ground i
lhat he hadn't spoken to her for .-.even
S'oara? Well, when the Judge asked
him what excuse he had to offer for
such conduct, what explanation lo
make, what do you think lie said? The
villain, the wretch, the monster, said
quietly: 'Judge, I didn't like to In
torrupl her:-" (General laugh.)
English Lady: "Well, you men are
very sharp about tin, but II Is my be?
lief that you would all die ,if the blues
but for our cheerful chatter."
Old Virginian gallantly: "Von,
madame. aro perfectly right Man
without woman Is a thing of naught.
I've adored the petticoat for fifty
years. There Is nothing better on
earth than a good woman."
Gentleman from Baltimore: "Well,
there are canvnShack ducks, and mint
Juleps, and . turtle soup, and blue
Diplomat: "They talk like Bismarck:
'In nine languages, silent.' "
Artist: "And pictures and hooks,
and music and scenery. We are not
absolutely dependent on our women's
tongues. And there is tobacco,
cigarettes, cigars, pipes!"
Federal Officer: "Yes. as Thackeray i
say's, "a pipe opens the lips e>f the!
iihllosopher. and shuts the mouth of a
Bnlllmoro Lnd\ ? '"JMien It Is Indeed'
valuable for men sonieltnioa. Now.
mind, I don't sny often?men some?
times arc fools," x
English Lady to her husband sweet?
ly: "There's n nasty one for you,
Federal Officer: "lie also said that
woman creates half the troubles she
boasts the power of soothing."
Voting Uwyer: "1 should say from
my professional experience that that
Is unite true."
Diplomat: "Chorches la femme! Al?
ways It has been so. As for me 1 like
lo hear the ladles talk. They are so
Confederate Veteran: "I am fond of
j squirrel In a tin cage myself."
Voting Lawyer: "Women arc. never
logical. They never can sustain e.n
argument, as a man does."
Baltimore Lady: "What on earth
.Iocs a pretty woman want with logic?
Give her enough pretty clothes and
shoil convince Solomon and conquer
Tlnion of Athens. And an ugly one
would rind no one to listen to lier."
Hostess: "I do hate all this talk
about men versus women. I believe In
both'. Men make Stresses bet tor than wo?
men?look at Worth: They can even
trim bonnets In Paris."
The Diplomat: "What would you do
with a mnn who cut out his wife's
dresses and made them all on tho
sewing machine and knitted and
crocheted, and embroidered, and even
tatted and darned as well as uny wo?
man? 1 know one."
Confederate Veteran: "Put him in a
hobble skirt, and then drown him.'"
Federal Officer: "Shoot him on the
spot, and never mark the grave."
English l^ady: "Dear, dear! Aren't
these rather extreme measures? Tho
Americans do not seem to e/en ex?
press themselves with moderation You
are always boiling whun It Is hot and
freezing when It Is cold, and dying
when there is really nothing the mat?
ter with you at all. And everybody is
crazy about e'vorythlng. I noticed It
so when I first came over. Then; was
a girl from Ohio In the next cabin,
who told me that a millie-n sparks IICW
from her hair when she combed it in
the morning. And I isld: "O! there
can't have been a million! Hid you
count them?" And do you know she
got quite huffy over It!"
Miss 'XI x: "My governess used to
always say to me: 'Ethel, remember
that exaggeration is the first step to?
ward being untruthful; and to bo un?
truthful Is simply lo lie disgraced?In
Traveling Man: "We like It with the
bark on in tho West."
Tho Diplomat; "I have heard of a
French boy who went to school In
England, and ho told Ills parents when
ho came home that it was very chic
to tell Hie truth at Oxford"
Old Virginian: "I was mightily
amused the other day to hear of a
little boy who broke hL father's fa
vorlte cano and tucked It away out
of sIkIiI In the dressing room, where
his father found It. He took the
youngster on Ills knee and tried to
pump hint He told him what a tine,
lioblo Illing truth always Is. Me told
him about Oeorge Washington. And
then lie said solemnly: 'Son, do you
know who broke thnt enne?' And the
little fellow said at once: "I think,
papa, It must have been George Wash?
ington.' " f La ugh tor, >
The English Artist; "Charles Ileade
says that whenever a woman gets Into
a diinculty she nies to a He, like a
rat to his hole."
Young Lawyer: "Well, now, do you
know. I can Imagine a woman like ibis
English lady telling a He?" (uproar),
anil from tho artist: "There's n nasty
one for yon. Ethel, dear."
"O! Fred! Mamma and Miss Nix both
said thai when they wanted to know
What had really happened to ask
Voting Lawyer: "You interrupted mil |
1 was going on Ij sav 'to save, the lift,
of her husband.' I-have hid several
cases of Hie kind."
i'on federate Veteran- "Bill why save
Mr. Stoke-Foffington, when good hus
bands are as plenty as blaekberrie.8
In August In this country? She can
have any of us this minute at the
dropping of a, handkerchief. Higgs.
there, is on the bargain counter, mark?
ed very low, from terrible surplus, due
to the weather: Baron Dupont do
Dynes Is 'the latest from Paris,: tho
colonel Is warranted to be driven by
n lady, and that is all the women
want nowadays: my Virginian friend
on the right Is tho natural prey of
every woman, and with me chromos of
Boosevclt are glvon. It would be a
The Hostess: "And think of her hus?
band's chances In' this country!"
Old Virginian: "Yes. Virginia Is
thatched with pretty girls and Mary?
land Is worse. I was told of a young
Englishman whose father had arranged
for him to marry a nice girl on the
next estate, and when he determined
tn come, to this country was given h.
big check on one condition: 'Don't go
near Baltimore.' He promised; traveled
all over this country and Mexico, and
on his return met nt the house of an
English friend In Chicago a Baltimore
beauty; married her. telegraphed: 'I
didn't. Kept my word. Caught on the
Confederate veteran: "Yes. In the
midst of life we are in matrimony.
These things Will happen. When they
occur here wo Just say: 'Another good
woman gone to the kitchen,' and ac?
cept gracefully the inevitable. T think
myself that that girl wanted to make
sure of a cook, and accepted the flrst
Englishman she met. Unless she has
got one under her own bonnet, an
American woman has to do that." \
Federal officer: "Tr.Mlope said thnt
the first thing served up at every' "
American dinner was the roast mis?
tress of the house. It Is really ter?
rible. We are all being driven out
of our charming homes for lack of
Traveling man: "My wife can get
as good a meal of victuals as ever you -
put In your mouth In an hour any
day! If wo haven't got any servants,
learn our girls to do their part In life
and be of some use In the world, T
English artist: "Well, my wife Is ' ;
an awful duffer about cooking; about
as had as Dora Cop4>erfleld, who or?
dered a leg of beef at market, and ex?
pected four hams from overy hog.
But she's cabbages about other thing?.
Toll them. Ethel., about It. Strange
to say. T have no wish to change her."
Confederate Veteran: "Not like the
husband who thought every man ought
to be allowed to exchange one forty
for two twenties?"
English lady: "O!" (an English "O. '
and Englishwomen h-'ve ,17.00h r*s,v:?
of saying "CP" like Balzac's French?
women with their "No.") "the story
that husband wishes told is this: The
(Inches had offered a. prize of tin
for the best kitchen garden on th?
estate. When the gentle-hearted
vicar made his official rounds of ex?
amination, he felt sorely puzzled what
to say that was kind about a tiny;;-'?
patch In one corner of a csrta'n'
widow's garden. 'Nice cabbages those.
Mrs Hobbs?such a ni< e green, and ,v?
It's heading un they'll be, after a hit.
too." he contrived to say.
"'Yes, sir,' replied tho widow, with
an air of gratiflld pride, as she settled
her enp and smoothed down her apron.
'The T.ord has"* boon on my side In tho >'..<'>'
matter of cabbages this year.'"
Mr. Stoke-Pofllnptoii: "Now. you sc.-;
why T call my wife 'cabbages,' when
she has been a particularly nice old'vJ
girl! I sav! How goes the enemy? By i'r.
George! it is half-past 12. and we.
have hnd a jollv evening, haven't we?
i too'tl-night! GocU-nlghtr*'