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THE COLUMBIA 1LEKAL1): FKIDAY, DECEMBER 24. IHV".
Ob. niother in home that are happv
Where Christmas cine laden with i
.v en.'r' 1.-14 4 i
Wberethe children are dreaming al- f
Of the roerriet day in the year,
A- Ton cather
vojr darlines around i
An3 teEl them the !orv of old."
Kememfer the home th4t are drearT!
liemeniber tne heart tliat are cotd!
And thankici the loe
tht has dow-
With a'l that i dearet and best,
riive freely, that frm you abundance
ine t"re littie I'.fe niav lie blessed!
'h.o w here the st;kinehans: empty,
Where Chrt;nis is oauzht bus a
And pive for the !'.ve of the Ctriit-l
Twas to see sa
h as the that
in Christmas Ladies"
. . , .. , , fdren.it has a pocket on each side.
Chrirt for In Afl. . . . .. ... .
, . ,.. . . . ; A fcotch cap is indispeusible with
"I wish at this C hristmastide. j this costume
every younsr girl niijjht brinz her I 9
mind to bunt out some a?ed saint.
and brinz new brightness into that Th Qjr-
life by some holiday thought r at- ' Speech is silver, silence is gol
tention. A bar.eh of bright flowers den." say8 the proverb; but speech
can bri:iz a year's sunshine into a M K:oV-too, sometimes, when we
-acst life. 1. : tne gilt oe ever ,
simple, the attention ever so small,
but let it be bright; let it be sug?es-
live of cheer, of hope, of freshness
of youth something that wi'.l brin;
the sparkle to the eye. the tins of
color to the cheek. It will be a
double Ch'istm for yon. a fresh.
liew Chrjstiv.as for the old, while to
you, my girl, it will mean more than couraged, deserves the highest
you think. We always gain more honor. Some people scorn tact, look
than we zive bv associating with in? upon it as nothing better than
old people. TheVM,rest old ladv in f cunning and intrigue. These are
the linJ is ru i. in kuowledge for a
young girl. It always does a girl
iood to come in contact with an old
lady. The eirl may be th most
brilliant college graduate wh ever
addressed a valedictory to her cl3,
but in the comfortable chair before
her sirs one who ha learned from
es'tri-uce what the irl has learned
from bo'.ks. A a man ikes off hi
hat to h worn in, so I think a voanjf tne tactless woman.' And this le
girl should always bo- with respect f male wutd be greatly surprised to
to an old l;dv. Lt our youn? girls
think over this with the approach
ing holidays, and seek to throw a
bright ray of sunshine into some old
Ij.lv slife. Let everv rirl who can.
see'to it that it hall be uo longer
said that young people care very i
httle for oil people these days.
There are hundreds of dear old
ladies in our land whose lives would
b lengthened by some fresh, bright
Chrisutrtis th"u.rht from the hand
aid heart of a young girl. For
many such it would be a new Christ
mas: a sunrise at sunset." Edward
Vf bat thr ChiMrrn Are H earing.
Very for:u;ia?e are the little po
tie this winter, for Madame L
Mode ha designed for their exclu
sive use the loveliest and most be
coming of frocks, jackets and milli
nery. Velvet is greatly iu evidence.
It is formed into big picture hats or
jraf'il capites, trimmed with
hunches of plumes, to crown the J
neau or some cuny naireu uarung; i
it is fashioned into the very quaint-!
est and most carious of Empire jack-i
- ! j a Kt.kiaa a trims n a f
n,!.l orl a -,.. miter . h
r. fashion, k is used for entire s
Alpacas, merino, poplins, checks.
cashmere, and various fancy woolen j
f 4hrir am nitv emnioved to mAk
smart little frocks. Plain alpaca
skirts are most useful ; they can be i
worn to school with woolen or silk
shirt waists. There is no fashion
wbicbsso convenient as that of
blouse bodices worn with contrast
ing skirts. It takes very little ma
terial to make a. fresh blouse, so that
a constant supply can be kept on
hand at a trilling expense. Rem
nants which are picked np daring
sale times come in well for making
children's clothes. Dress and
blouse lengths usually bring a good
price; the intermediary lengths are
generally sold far below their value,
as there is not such a demand for
them, and these pieces are often
sufficient to make- frocks for little
girls. Short lengths of velveteen
and silks are usefr.1 for trimming
purposes. A yoke of vest and cuffs
of a contrasting material are suffi
cient trimmln? to make a woolen
frock loot smart.
BUck r.d white shepherd's plaid
is most effective when made up for
children; a plain skirt, for example,
can have the seams trimmed with a
narrow piping oi Diacs casamere;
the semi-lonz coat or Eton jacket
should have the revers faced
V.ick velve'. A ve-t of pink or
blue surah si k P""
:nPa:imen to theblark andwhite
o:uui. Black or ir cloth
traversed with fine white i.nes is
auothei ; popala rtl - This
particularly useful, as it does
rii readily. '
A pretty style for mohair
n.freor l.ght woolen drees s to ;
:u;k t,na kir: and bice f.ota
aeck to f.xt: the jac are placed
.V.a. 'r.': l. I. .
convenient arracgement wnica
allows a couple of last year's dresses
t be made into one with good effect.
This also allows for growing, for
next season the skirt may be
wegthened by additional tucks, as
also mav the" bodice. I have seen
this iu white, piak. green, and light
blue, soft woolen materials,
Everr girl, whatever her age may
be. should have at least one white
frock for extra dressy occasions. In
this respect white is better than
colors, because it doe not date, and
i; is more dresy than colors, and
also more simple. It may be worn
over a colored underskirt, which,
however, shoul d be of silk, not even
sateen being dressy enough to form
a foundation for a transparent white
muslin. Silk, also, has more sub
stance ia it than sauen.an i requires
no stiffening around the hem. It
may have a little flounce at the bot
tom, which only adds to its width.
Any old ball dres of mamma's may
be used for thU, and thus stop Mrs.
Grundv from cryiaz oat "Extrava-
There is less extravagance in eilk
than in sateen, for it will last six
times lonesr. besides lookin? six
tinits better. As an old proverb
says: "Those who spend the most
spnd the least;" and this is true in
dress as in everything else. I do
not admire silk overdresses for
youn? girls; but I sen beauty and
usefulnrss in silk linings or founda
tions of dresses, even be they for
I have seen a few "kilt" costumes
on little boys and even tiny girls,
and very pretty and easy they look.
The skirt is short, almost ur to the
knees, and is of brown, grey, or blue
'jersey of a bright red color, whilst
t the jickt is of the same material
as the skirt. What will delight chrl-
" " nii oru in ia niii piace
Ihe bfiii who is gifted with that
exquisite perception called tact,
win can disagree with us and tell
ns of our faults without woundinsr
the most sensitive among as, who
can turn that delicately-worded lit
tle compliment which gives us such
pleasure when we are feeliu dis-
'ok wno miorm us mat iney at
ways "speak their minds." which
means that figuratively they tread
on their neighbors" toes rint aud
left, and then mike things worse by
apologizing to the poor victims.
Thev uever appear to see the harm
tney do, and leave you in blissful
uncoDscinsne of the errors of
hir ways. Truly, preserve us from
hear that her straightforwardness
was uothing harterjen selfishness.
For tact can be acquired, and the
happy possessor is no artful schem-
Dut one witn ancnarming person-
alit-v who sincerely wishes to help
Iri0?e arouna ner.
TO MT POCKKT AT CUKI4TMAS.
Ikt VH'lKt'tlf "!.
I wjold the yearwere lonsrer
ive it of months a soore
Fr then you would be stronger
In point of golden store.
And at this gladsome season
I'd not be tilled with rue
That utterly pt reason
Are the demands on you.
The furs tor little mother.
The tovs for Anne and George,
The nickel "bike" for brother,
You must full soon disgorge.
jo these you're surely equal,
And eua are you to spend
Your stores but oh, the sequel !
Can you IU force foretend?
n. U ,r'.Ure'1 VOC ke.,
Of strinirency b free.
hen on my debit dcket
Tbey place their gifts tome?
John Kkdrick Raxos.
Home Lire an lareatiT tm Happiae.
"Home life cements the love of
husband and wife; other modes of
living often loosen the tie," writes
Edward W. Bok in The Ladies'
Home Journal. "Nor does the
question of expense excuse the not
having of one's own borne. A home
is not of necessity a palace. The
humblest cottage is a million times
better than the most luxurious hotel
ever planned by the hands of man.
In the one happiness is probable, in
the other it is just possible. We
can talk all we choose about mar
ried happiness; that it, after all,
rests solely between two people,
and that it makes no difference
where they live. That is very good
as a theory. But thousands of in
stances prove the contrary, that the
theory will not work oat in practice.
Happiness depends upon the growth
of the people who are parts of ft.
People who stop and stagnate are
"True happiness thrives on what
it feeds upon. Let stagnation enter
into two lives and hapDiness be
comes staznant and unhealthy. Bat
j,K 1 let our lives be filled with content
ion! . 4, :.K
meat, with domestic pleasure, with
spr ing Tfrom the hearthstone, and
h ines3 which Sl)ring from
fa Jements is purer, sweeter and
satisfying to our natures, our
oiVwalj. A man and
Wife were mad to biie together In
inseperable lives, and as new ele-
, h4t Qnioa
h . fce abJi
, h u Mme litt!e plsc?
corner h, b- worlj h
they can call their own.
ey can call tneir own, tneir very
own. where every thin? around tnem
speaks of the husband's energy and
the wife's achievement. That is
A CRITICAL PERIOD fOB THE BOT.
G4 Reading for Pareat.
From his dainty babyhood, how
rapidly he has climbed to these first
trousers! And from this staze how
rapidly he rushes on to the dirt and
dn't care period, when th proMem
of what to do with him deepens!
How are we to bring him through
it, preserving the wholesome sweet
ness of his heart and life? This is
the pnxxle of many a maternal heart.
I believe it is even more difSult
for fathers to remember what they
were as boys than It is for a mother,
with her tender, intuitive knowl
edge, to come into sympathy with
boyhood in its rougher stae. he
can understand what the little fel
low meant who. when asked what
made him so noisily naughty, said
he would burst if be didn't be bad;
he had got so much more in him
than there was room for.
1 believe this having "more In
him than there is room for" is the
secret of a great deal of so-called
naughtiness. "I make it a rule,"
said a wise mother, "to only see
one-third of Tommy's mischief, for
I believe iu the theory that it is on
ly the wickedness that we are con
scious of that affects the character.
If my boy knows he is doing wrong,
he is sinning against his conscience,
and that is a hurt to the moral na
ture, but about two-thirds of his
performances are not wrong to him
until after I have eluded him and
made him feel that he is in disgrace.
There is so much that I am forced
to correct that I asure you I do not
see anything that I can possibly
This was a wonderfully wie
mother. We have known a child to
be seriously harmed by being con
stantly blamed for things that were
an incouvenience and annoyance
to his parents, while the thin? that
was morally wrong, if it made no
trouble, was allowed to pass on
heeded. If it is wise not to see two
thirds of the deficiencies and mis
takes, iu the other tbifd it is wise
to discriminate between th error in
manners and habits and the actual
moral sins. The little lad who
rebels against being washed and
combed, whose voice is a compro
mise between a shriek and a shout,
who fills his mouth too full at the
tab!e who doesn't answer when he
ouzht to and talks whenever we
wish he would be silent, who seems
to love dirt for dirt's sake, and
whose behavior keeps you on pins
and needles in the face and eyes of
your friends whose little boys are
models of nicety, mty be all this
and yet be so sweet and s ani in his
heart, so lovable and true, that he is
a splendid character
Be that as it may, the chance are
that this is the same bov who l iter
will polish himself until he shines
ia every particular and find no trial
so severe as a spot upon his immacu
late attire. This rough stage, when
nothing irritates him like being
forced to take time to be tidy, is
usually the chrysal is of the staVe of
the dude. Let him be guided as
gently through it as possible. The
one thing of real importance is that
the inward nature remain tpdr
and manly aud true; that the mind
be kept in healthful activity aud
the heart full of genuine love.
Above all things in this time,
whu there is "more in them than
there is room for," and his life tries
in every way to find the freedom of
expression that is natural, do not
cramp and confine the nature more
than must be for his highest good.
Oa no account let him have the
sense that it is necessary to watch
him in order to keep him right.
One little fellow said: "Thou God
seest me" was the "baddest text"
he ever had to learn, and when
questioned as to the reason for his
dislike, he said: "Every night I
cover up my head in the bed be
cause over the bed there is always
roiling tne great, au-seeing eye.
The eye didn't have any head, and
it didn't have any face, bat it fright
ened me, and I didn't like to think
about God." And yet this was a
conscientious child, who . didn't
need to be constantly watched.
Let the child be taught that the
whole life is really lived in the pres
ence of God. and that this is a lov
ing presence watching over him for
his protection, and in tenderness
even greater than that of his moth
er. The thought of God's eye
watching for the evil and sin that he
may commit fails too often as a re
straining influence in the life of a
Whatever line our thoughts may
take with reference to this subject,
we come back constantly to the one
great thought that in these early
years, while the boyish nature is
straggling to find expression for the
great forces shut np within it. love
is the one restraining force and the
one developing force that on no
account must be allowed to fail.
The child heart is not like a beef
steakall the tenderer for being
pounded and they mat be loved
into grace and goodness if we would
hope to see them gracious and goou
JCo Tim. "
A lank, awkward countryman
presented himself atthe clerk's desk
in city hotel, and after having a
room assigned to him, inqnired at
what hours meals were served.
"Breakfast from seven to eleven,
luncheon from eleven to tnree. din
ner from three to eight, sapper from
eight to twelve," recited the clerk,
"Jerushy !" ejaculated the coun
tryman, with bulging eyes. "When
am I a-going to git time to see the
We offer one hundred duUars r"&ri for
any ca.e of Catarrh that can not cured
bx Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY A CO- Prop-Tot-io. O.
We the un'1ersined. have knoa F. J
Chs-ney for the last 15 yrar. and v-::eve
him perfeetlT honorable In all butn-
transactions and eoaoriallT abie to carry
out any obsuauua made by tae;r firm.
WestATruai, Wholesale L'ruzi:;. To
WaMinf. Kinnan A MarTin. Wholesale
Dr-UitiiM. Toledo. Ohio.
Hail's Catarrh Cure I taken lnteml!y.
aciinf dirvetly opon the blood and mucom
urfaoe of ihe ystem. Price . cnt pr
bouie. Jvld by ail Pruiii. Testimo
nial free. Hail's Family Pilis are the b-rst
The Propetta of tie Hme Far
The excellent stories, for which The
Home is notexi. will be continued: the
Fashion and Fancv Work departments
will be kept np to a bizh standard.
Kate Sanborn will continue her briht
-.ff-Hand Talks," and everyone of the
numerous Departments will b in
creased and made brizhter.
,cboieof oneof the folio winz" articles
land The Home for three months for
oqit ljcenU. lrd i,is DaQatr.
bv "t'hariotte M. Braeme: Book " of
paees on Crocheting and Knittinz; or a
StampiczOutntof patter.manv iarze
deign,i nclodm counterpiecesoliies,
etc. Illustrated Premiom List, or out
fit for canvaing sent free.
The Hoxf Pra.Co, HI Ms'.k St., Bos
Sabscribf for the Uerald.
tCoruinued from First rae.)
ole Mandie haint neber seed de lak
in all her bawn days. Come in,"
she said again, placing each a chair.
Lizy Jane and Joe brought in the
big boxes, while the young lady un
tied the smaller bandies.
"Several days ago," she began,
"my horses became frightened at a
pistol shot and they started to ran.
By your little boy's bravery," point
ing to Ham o and giviug.him a bun
dle at the same time, "my horses
were stopped, and he undoubtedly
saved my life. And to repay him. I
have brought him these things
which I hope yon will find useful.
I must thank yoo again, li'.tle boy,"
she said to Sambo as she rose to go.
"You see I didn't forget you. if I
didn't offer you any thing," and
miling she bade thein good night.
For several moments the children
looked at each other in silent won
der, and Mandie brok? the silence
by saying: "I always did say dat my
Sambo wui de nreciousest chile I
had and yo' ole mammy is proud uv I
yer too. lilt de ax Joe, you an
Lizy Jane, an' les see what am in de
boxes." In the first box was a
turkey, ready cooked, a boiled ham,
S'ime lightbread, and two nice cakes.
Under this was candy and fruits.
In the second was a dress each for
mammy, Lizy Jane, and Josie. A
pair of shoes" a piece for mammy
and the children; a suit of clothes
and a hat for each of the boys;
plenty of warm undergarments, and
iu the bottom of the box, was a
smaller paste-board box, on the lid
of which was marked in large red
"Dat's fer me, dat's mine, I
knows," cried Sambo snatching for
the box "case hits got a S" on bt."
"Yas, dat's fer you. Sambo," said
Lizy Jane. And as he opened the i
"Yo's sho well paid fer what yo's
doue, chile." said Mandie. pat tin?
her boy's bead. In the third box
was any amount of tovs for the
children, and it wis as Mandie had
said. Sambo was well paid for bis
bravery: and before she slept that
night, Mandie thanked Gvd f r bis
goodness to them.
Reader, can yoa imagine the joy
that those children felt that night?
Tbey had a feast in the little cubin.
and until midnight they played
with their toys, strutted their new
clothes, and each tried to tell which
loved the "lady Sant Clans' best.
That was a merry Christmas nisht
with that family, and when ail the
children were asleep. Mandie went
over to where Sambo lay and gazed
opon him fondly. His little mouth
was all of candy, aud in one hand a
large red apple was tightly clasped.
Mandie bent down over him and
kissed his forehead: and once again
she thanked Goi for her boy her
own, own Sambo.
Mrs. M. B. Ford, P.uddell's, 111, suf
fered for eight years (rim dyspepsia and
chronic constipation and was finally
cured bv using De Witt's- Little Eariv
Risers, the famous .Ut'lOJ'-U. JW all
stomach and liver trooofes." A. B.
Rains. ,"- . ly
ilLLIS COrXTI TEXAS, ,
It Largely Made Cp r Former Waary
Coast y Men.
Midlothian, TixAs,"rec. 12. It
may be that a few lines from one
who was once a citizen of dear old
Maury but who for the past five
months has made his home in the
Lone Star State will be read with
some interest by some of the many
readers of your paper. Especially
as there are go many iirJugiu Maury
who have friends and relatives who
have cast their fortanes with the
people of this county. In fact, El
lis County is largely made up of
people from Mury. sandwiched oc
casionally by one from Giles.
I know yoa all remember our kind
and genial friends W. M. Cathey
and wife, who sold goods on Cathey 's
Creek. They are oat here doing a
flourishing business with a general
store at Mont Peak. While they
seem to be satisfied here with their
friends.they often refer in conversa
tion to those delightful times spent
at Beaver Dam, and those banting
and fishing trips that he took with
Tbeu here close to us is Jeff Dor
sett, whose father lives near Will
iamsport. He has a gin and some
land, and there seems to be no dan
eerof the wolf at his door. And also
i-i this neighborhood is good uncle
Frank Sargent, a dear old fellow
whose "brother lives near Sawdust
Valley. A little farther on is
"Xipy" Foster, who has kinfolks
and plenty of them living in Maury;
and close to him is uncle Green
Curry and his boys. They left
Maury a eood many years ago. Then
comes Nat Grimes: and by-the-
way, Nat is doing well out here; he
has friends and relatives galore
about Hampshire. Close by him
lives Looney Tune and Scott Tone,
and Bruce Kirk and son; all of
them have male their own meat,
and if they dont live through
another year it wont be on account
of not having plenty to at.
We might go on and mention
many others from Maury, but possi
bly we have written enough already.
But we can't stop this letter with
out saying, that while the cotton
crop was somewhat short the short-
! est in years the people eeneraily
seem to be doing rainy wen ana we
have met since cominsr oat here a
number of men who left Maury very
poor, but who are now in easy cir
cumstance. There has been more wheat plant
ed this fall than has been planted
here in a long time, and the indica
tions now point to a smaller crop of
cotton next year than has been
planted here In several years.
And now wishing success to the
Herald and my many friends la
Maurv Countv. I am yoars.
Valaikl ts Wai
Epciali7 vaiaabJe u wotben u EroTM
Iwa Eaters. Backache nnishea, beadaefc.
'.ianears, strentth tak xb pUc of
weakaea. saj tle clow of health reaJIiy
eajes to lb 'yi cheek ahen this oo-d-rfal
remedr is takrn. For sjckryti.Circs
h--m!-4 e wtthoat th fmnvooa reiT.
Brown' Iroo Ei tiers is toii ky sil dealers.
We are headquarters for Fine
Furniture. Inspect our stock
and get our prices vou will
make a purchase and be pleased.
Why go to Nashville or other
places to do your trading, when
vou can do better at home?
W. J. OAKES,
North Jf ain Street, Columbia, Teai.
ASesctaUe Prepara'ion for As
trg Stomachs and Bowels cf
Protnofr s IK es'ioaChccr ful
ness and Rest jCon tains natter
Awrfecl Remedy for ConsliM-
tion. Sour Stomach, Diarrhoea.
Worms onvuls ions Tevcn sh
ores and Loss of Sleep.
Tac Simile Signature of
EXACT CCFfCT VRAF7EB
T , , ,
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The Maury National Bank,
The Accounts of Firmers,
GEORGE T. HUGHES,
febU ly PrwtdeDt.
THE PHOENIX . BANK,
PAID IN CAPITAL,
WeoUcitth accounu of Fanners. Merchant! and others, and rnaranu. at Ubra
treatment m 1 comment vitb sale busuiess principles.
J. P. STREET. JXO. W. rRIEKON. Jr., J. L. HrTTOK.
msTflr Prtdnt. Vie President. Cblr
OF COL"LTLBILtV, TENIT.
Strictly a Banking Business
4. W. EKT.
We solicit deposits, no matter how
For all the Eews7
Read the Herald
IS ON THE
CutoU b jnct tf U lettiei aily. It
1m act tell U bilk. Dsst aSow asysa to i3
tj uy&sg !m ta y ar paiw tLt ft
it "jut as poed " aii a-iH tatver rrery jrr
pc." -etit j get C-A-&-T-0-B4-A.
srjr . stir . s, kn
BOARD Or DIRECTORS.
R. A. WCke.
C. A. Parker.
H. L. Martin.
W. W. Joyce.
R. C. Church
A. T. Brown.
A. B. RaLng.
W. M. Chealrt.
W. P. Ridley.
R- W. McLemore, Jr.
John W. CecU.
Jame Andre wi
G. T. Hushes.
Merchants and others Solicited.
C. A. PARKER,
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
J. P. STREET.
JOHX W. FRIERSOX, Jb.
JOHX A. OAKES.
JOH' D. DOBBIS3.
J. L. HCTTOX.
W. B. GREENLAW
W. T. IRVIXE.
BlTBAL HOVAID. J. P. BMtflof, J. J. fLIIl
J. E. Bsosjww. J. F. Biovsuv. T. J. Rka.
J. P. BROWXI.OW. J. a. RRnrviow.
Vtee - PresldenU CasbUr.
small, and protnis court eoai attention to 00 r