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THE COLUMBIA IIEIiALl): FWHAY. JANUARY 14, 1898.
IS DEAR, HIE
Old year! the tried, the true, I hold you
Though fast vour moments tleet;
For yours has been the irracious gift to
Our sainted ones, whose feet
Will eomo this way no more. For this
Through many a pans and tear,
Blended with tender, pHtientmumorles,
I love you, good Old Year!
Kot that your days unclouded came
Not that the Unlit was sweet
Jiut that the darkness drew ua close to
In following his feet.
Hallowed by fires of pain Gad's proof
Pure, infinite, and free
You helped us gauge the cost and weigh
Of human sympathy.
The strange New Year that knoo.keth
at our Rate
Has yet to luarn our needs
Has yet to seize the clew. Its barred
Who knoweth where it leads?
We only know that One whose steps
Is guide. Ho goes before:
, "I will net leave you" this His given
'Nor fail you evermore."
M. K. A. Stone.
A Shining Fure.
The real attractiveness of a face
is not that elusive and deceptive
thing: called beauty, but the expres
sion of the face itself. From the
standpoint of the artist some faces
are deficient in outline, in regular
ity, in harmony of feature, and yet
there is so much play of litfht and
feeling that such faces are singular
ly winsome, and a waken the most
ardent affection and regard. Who
has not seen faces fairly transfigur
ed with a smile until the whole
countenance was lit up and glowed
as in heavenly light? Just as soma
rugged mountain side, seamed and
broken, catches the glory of the sun
set and becomes even more beauti
ful than the picturesque valley, so
faces, when illumined with holy im
pulses and divine desires, lose their
commonness and possess for the
time being a singular fascination
But where h the shining face, the
face of the man or woman who has
been on the holy mount, and there
remained until the divine light had
caught upon every feature so that
the whole countenance was illu
mined? Where is the face that
mysteriously bears upon it some
thing of the peace of (lod, and in
which, as in a mountain lake un
ruflled by the wind, heaven seems
to lose and find itself? Where is
the face that carries In its very ex
pression a holy calm, a quiet
strength, a patient sweetness, sug
gestive of the stars in the autumn
nights, when the heavens bend low
and the voices of the sky are so
sweet and solemn? Where is the
face to which one would turn for
sympathy as naturally as the flowers
turn to the light, or upon which one
would rest with perfect confidence,
as a ship in a storm when it has
found secure anchorage?
We may have deep, genuine relig
ion in our hearts, but unless that
religion expresses something of its
beauty and meaning in the face, we
nre like a letter whose envelope is
soiled and illegible, like a book with
unattractive binding, like a fine pic
ture miserably and inadequately
Rhining faces are far more valua
ble than burning words; for the
words, however striking and power
ful, will die away, but the face with
its light will rise up in after years,
and its memory will be one of beauty
If we had more of the shining face
in the home, and less exhortation
and reproach, the results would be a
thousandfold more gracious; for
how can we talk of the peace of God
when a frown sits perpetually on
our brows? How can we speak feel
ingly of the joys of religion when
our countenances are "set" like that
of Jeremiah or "cast down" like
Have we ever thought of religion
us a beautiller of the face? As a
gracious divine influence that will
manifest itself as fully in the coun
tenance ns in the life? As a trans
forming, transfiguring force, which
will cause even the visible features
to bear "the marks of the Lord
DON'T WORRY, DEAR.
Jjon't worry, dear; the bleakest years
That clog the forward view,
Kach thins to nothing when it nears,
And we may saunter through.
The darkest moment never comes,
It only looms before:
The loss of hope Is what benumbs,
Not trouble at the door.
Don't worry, dear; the clouds are black,
But with them comes the rain.
And stilled souls that narch and crack
May thrill with sap nualn.
The burden hear as best w e can,
And there'll be none to bear:
Hard work has never kille.t a man,
But worry did its share.
n't worry, dear; don't blanch,
But dare, the years to come;
Nor givo the enemy the field
Because he beats his drum.
These little woes that hover near .
Are nothing, though they sail:
We know that life is love, my dear,
Ami life and love are nil.
Note of Intcrvtt.
" Wide bracelets and necklaces that
clan close about the throat, after
the fashion of the Duchess of Marl
borouph's famous pearls, are really
in fashion, ns long predicted they
wmiUl be. Hut ;fll not being as
fortunate as the Duchess in possess
ino the real article, strings of imi
tation pearls fastened with silver
clasps, are worn about neck and
a-rUt with evenimr crowns. But
yearls are trying to the complexion
Gold necklaces and bracelets are
more becoming hence are bound to
be most in vogue.
The violet is the flower of the day.
Even the rose must stand aside in
its favor. The bigger the bunch the
better so far as fashion is con
cerned, but not for the pocketbook.
As the season advances so does the
popularity and theprlce of the violet.
Bigger and bigger grow the Vic
torian bonnets, but only the very
young and slender girls take to
them. This is wise. The Victorian
bonnet is only at its best when
screening a very fair fresh face
about which little natural bob curls
may cluster. At a recent wedding
the maids wore Victorian bonnets.
One was of gray beaver against
which was laid plumes of pale blue,
cream lace, pink poppies, and white
Many of the long Bernhardt
sleeves of gauze, turned out by the
best modistes, have, I notice, in
visible linings of soft net. This
gives more boay to the sleeve, and
if the arm Is defective in roundness
it is improved by the addition of the
net. In transparent bodices built
over the low silk linings, fashion
makes this same provision, the net
under the shirring or tucking hold
ing the airy material nicely in place
and at the same time preserving it
transparency. One of the prevail
ing fashions in full dress is the wear
ing of very loug wrinkled sleeves
with low cut or half-low bodices.
If you have a strip of fine fur and
know not what else to do with it,
work it in as a vest to your best
street gown, or a pair of cuffs, as fur
cuffs and vests are counted as very
smart. It takes a long purse to
afford a whole fur jacket, but a
smart little vest, collars and cuffs
are luxuries within reach of the
Every woman who goes out much
must have at least one evening hood
to wear occasionally, an immense
Marie Antoinette affair of crimped
velvet with tiny fur edges and feath
ers and chiffon, or else an equally
large but lighter weight confectiou
of unliued lace and chiffon, trimmed
with minute fur ruches and velvet
bows in crushed flower effects. For
sleighing, large cabriolet hoods of
the same period are no end swag
ger, built of velvet aud fur and
A complete revolution has been
effected in the dressing of children,
and instead of imitating their
elders, a child-like and graceful
effect is desired.
For parties and home dinners
where children may be seen with
propriety, there are lovely little
frocks of white and all the evening
colors in fine veiling and silk mulls.
Dotted Swisses are still favorite
dress fabrics, and made up with the
usual concomitants, are pretty and
girlish. They are always made
over silk of some contrasting color.
Blouse waists with linea of very
narrow ruches of butter-colored
Valenciennes sewed up and down or
round and round are extremely
pretty. Others have the yoke effect,
with lace ruffling ground it in
bertha shape. For the older girls
there are figured silk mulls. Tucks
in the thin materials are often seen
and bayadere stripes of ribbon. The
richly colored Roman sashes be
long of right to the young. They
also will wear handsome wide rib
bon sashes tied with deep loops and
ends hangingalmostto the bottom of
the dress. These ribbons are self
colored and have rows of five or six
heavy cords along the edge. Taf
feta, moire and plaid will also be
favorite ribbons for young folks.
One fancy I noticed was to have a
love knot tied on the lert shoulder,
with long ends hanging down the
The New Sashes.
There are uncounted novelties in
sashes, and, although gay colors
would hardly be becoming worn by
a fat or short-walsted woman, they
are charming additions to the cos
tume of a tall or slender one.
A sash of plaid ribbon, in which
red and white predominate, 19
edged with a ziz-zag insertion of
black lace and ruffled with black
Another, made ot satin-striped
moire ribbon, has a girdle of crushed
ribbon caught in at the front by a
hoop of cut steel. The ends of the
sash are joined together by a strip
of black insertion about one inch
and a half wide. A ruffle of black
chiffon about three inches deep
forms a bias finish to the end of the
sash and is duplicated midway be
tween the waist and the end.
A third isof bright canary-tinted
taffeta, having ruffles of lace ap
plied at intervals of about two
inches from the belt to the ends
The ruffles are put on in curves and
the ends also are curved. The sash
is attached to a girdle of softly
folded silk, which has a spray of
small bows resembling leaves
mounting from the waist to the
A most effective sash is of black
satin ribbon, cut into small, bias
strines. with lace Insertion. The
girdle is pointed at tne sides ana
cauirbt down in front by a steel
5 . ... . a
The Young Wife's Social Duties.
To simply live alone, with no pro
vision for the gratification of the
social instincts, is apt to prove too
severe a strain upon the reserve
forces of even the happiest marriage
There is some excuse to be made for
the man who seeks society outside
of the home wherein no thought is
riven to social pleasure, while the
wife is apt to grow petty and per
sonal. and so less attractive as she
shuts herself away from intercourse
with others. This dropping out is
very easy, but even when prosperity
come and large social functions ar
possible it U too late to gain that
most valuable possession, friendship,
which is entirely independent of
financial success. To have and to
hold a place in the social life of the
world is not only the right, but the
duty of the young wife who desires
to have a home in its truest and best
sense. Helen Jay in January La
dies' Home Journal.
"A little bit of Patience,
Often makes the sunshine come, .
And a little bit of Love
Makes a very happy home.
A little bit of Hope
Makes a rainy day look gay,
And a little bit of charity
Makes glad a weary way."
"Look here, Bridget," said an in
dignant lady, "I have missed things
ever since you came to live with me,
aud to-day I took the liberty of
searching your room, and I found
my lace haudkerchief in your bureau
"litik at thot. now!"
"Yes, and I found mv lace jabot
and one of my veils in your trunk."
"Did anny one Iver!"
"And you had a pair of my gloves
u your room."
"Luk at thot agin, now I"
"I have taken all my things to my
own room, and I want you to leave
the house to-day."
"Oh.butOi'H lave fasht enough.
for it's not 01 thot wants to wurruk
for anny leddy thot so far forglt8
hersilf as to go pryln' round in a
girrul's room! Oi t'otOi was wurkin'
for a leddy, but Orve found out me
mistake an' Oi'll lave this minute!"
How Worry Affect the Brain.
Modern science has brought to
ight nothing more curiously inter
esting than the fact that worry will
kill. More remarkable still, it has
been able to determine, from rece-it
discovers, just how worry does kill.
It is believed by many scientists
who have followed most carefully
the growth of the science of brain
disease that scores of the deaths set
down to other causes are due to
worry, and that alone. The theory
is a eimple one so simple that any
one can readily understand it.
Briefly put, it amounts to this:
Worry injuries beyond repair cer
tain cells of the brain; and the brain
being the nutritive center of the
body, the other organs become
gradually injured, and when some
disease of these organs, or a com
bination of them, arises, death finally
ensues. Thus does worry kill. In
sidiously, like many other diseases,
it creeps upon the brain in the form
of a single, constant, never-lost idea;
and, as the dropping of water over a
period of years will wear a groove in
a stone, so does worry gradually, im
perceptibly, but no less surely, de
stroy the brain cells that lead all the
rest that are, so to speak, the com
manding officers of mental power,
health, and motion. Worry, to make
the theory still stronger, is an
irritant at certain points, which pro
duces little harm if it cmies at
intervals of irregularity. Occasional
worrying of the system the brain
can cope with, but the iteration and
reiteration of one idea of a disquiet
ing sort the cells of the brain are not
proof against. It is as if the skull
were laid bare and the surface of the
brain struck lightly with a hammer
every few seconds, with mechanical
precision, with never a sign of a let
up or the failure of a stroke. Just
in this way does the annoying idea,
the maddening thought that will not
be done away with, strike or fall
upon certain nerve cells, never ceas
ing, and week by week diminishing
the vitality of these delicate organ-
sms, so minuto that they can only
be seen under the microscope.
Carelessness in girlhood causes the
greatest suffering aud unhappiness in
after life. Little irregularities and
weaknesses in girls should be looked
after promptly and treatment given at
once. Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip
tion promotes regularity of all feminine
functions, makes strength and builds
up a sturdy health with which to meet
tne trials to come. The Favorite Pre
scription is not a universal panacea. It
is good ror but one ihinz. it is airectod
solely at one set of organs. Dr. Pierce's
Common So rise Medical Adviser, a l.COS
page medical work, profusely illus
trated, will be sent free on receipt of 21
one-cents stamps to cover postage only.
Address, World's lMspensary Mediicai
Association, Buffalo, N. Y.
AN OLD MAN'S DUE AM.
Oh for one hour of youthful joy 1
; Gtve back my twentieth spring!:
I'd rather laugh a bright-haired bey
Than reign a gray-nairea King.
Off with the wrinkled spoils of age!
Away with learning's crown!
Tear out of life's wisdom written page
And dash its trophies down !
One moment let mv life-blood stream
From mv boyhood's fount ot ilame:.
Give me one giddy, reeling daeam
or. life all love and lame !
My listening angel heard tike prayer,
And calmly smiling saia :
"If I but touch the silvered hair,
Thy hasty wish had sped..
"But is there nothing in tky track
To bid thee fondly stay,.
While the swift seasons hurry back
To tind the wished-fur day!"
Ah, purest soul of womankind!
without inee, wnai were nier
One bliss I cannot leave behind
I'll take my precious wife!
The angel took a sapphire pea
And wrote in ramtov aew:
"The man would be a boy agaitt,.
And be a husbaud, too!"
"And is there nothing yet unsaid
Before the change appears?
Remember, all their gifts have fled
With those dissolving years!"
Why, yes; for memory would recall
My fond, paternal joys:
I could not bear to leave them all;
I'll take my girl and boys!
The smiling angel dropped his pen;
"Why, this will never do;
The man would be a boy again,
And be a father, too!'
And so I laughed my laughter woke
The household with its noise
And wrote my dream, when morning
To please the grav-haired boys.
Oliver Wkspell IIolmes.
Mrs. M. B. Ford, Kuddell's, 111, suf
fered for eight years from dyspepsia and
chronic constipation and was finally
cured by using De Witt's Little Earlv
Risers, the famous little pills for all
stomach and liver troubles. A. B.
like every .other crop, needs
A fertilizer containing nitro
gen, phosphoric acid, and not
less than 3 of actual
will increase the crop and im
prove the land.
Our books tell all about the subject. They
are free to any farmer.
GERMAN KALI WORKS,
1 Nassau St.. New York.
LOW PRICE OF COTTON.
This ami the Gold Standard Combine
Making Times Harder.
Editor Herald: I see in the
Semi-Weekly American of the 3rd
inst, an article headed "Low Price
of Cotton Overtopped by the Enormous-Crop
in Bight;" in which the
writer a man in Louisville im
plies that the low price of this pro
duct will cut no figure in making
times hard, as there is such an enor
mous crop that it will bring money
enough to make times easy.
Nowv doesn't this writer know
that it costs more to make two bales
of cotton than one? And can't he
see that the farmer is getting just
half pay for his work when he sells
two bales at the price of one? How,
I should' like to know, is that going
to make times any better?
The Louisville man seems to think
that $200s0OO,0OO scattered all over
the South would be us much money
as the South would need. He savs
the merchant, the doctor, the law
yer and the printer would each get
his share. Quite true; and, when
these have ail gotten their shares,
where will the poor fellow be who
made the cotton?
I wish to remind this writer from
Louisville that the people of the
South are drawing no pensions, and
the cotton-crop at the present price
will never make times proerous
with them. The low price of. cotton
makes money scarce and damages
the mule market, and all other
markets. The merchant can't sell
his goods because the farmer hasn't
the money to pay for them.
So, it can be plainly seen, that the
extremely low price of cotton aided
by ihe gold standard is taking
money out of the pockts of the
farmer and puttiug it into the cof
fers of the rich. V. H. M.
lor Infants and Children
How Edison Proposed
The idea of the great electrician
Edison marrying was first suggested
by an intimate friend, of whom. Edi
son timidly inquired whom he
The friend' somewhat tartly re
plied, "Anyone." But Ediscwii was
not without sentiment when the
time came. One diky as he stood be
hind the chair of a Miss fckillwell, a
telegraph operator in. his employ, he
was not a little surprised wnea
she suddenly turned round and said.
"jlr. riuioou, 1 can always tell
when you are behind me or near
ine." Ed:son fronted in young
lady and looking at her fixedly
"I've been thinking considerably
about you of lat, and if you ae
willing to marry me I would like to
The young lady Bala sue would
talk the matterover with her moth
er. The result was their marriage,
and a very happy one it proved to
be. Boston Traveler.
THE HEW WAY.
to think " fe
rn a le diseases "
could o n ly be
treated after "lo
c a 1 examina
tions" by physi
cians. Dread of
kept thousands of
silent about their
suffering. The in
Wino of Cardul has now demon
strated that nine-tenths of all the
cases of menstrual disorders do
not require a physician's attention
at all. The simple, pure .
taken In the privacy of a woman's
own home insures quick relief and
speedy cure.. Women need not
hesitate now. Wine of Cardul re
quires no humiliating examina
tions for its adoption. It cures any
disease that comes under the head
of "female troubles" disordered
menses, falling of the womb,
"whites," change of life. It makes
women beautiful by making them
well. It keeps them young by
keeping them healthy. $1.00 at
the drug store.
For advice tn cases requiring special
directions, address, fiving' symptoms,
the " Ladies' Advisory Department,"
The Chattanooga Medicine Co., Chatta
W. I. ADDISON, M.D., Cary , Miss., says:
"I use Wine of Cardul extensively In
my practice and fl nd it a most excellent
preparation for female troubles."
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Why go to Nashville or other
places to do your trading, when
you can do better at home?
W. J. OAKES,
North Main Street, Columbia, Tenu.
similating thcTood andReguta
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Jrnifkut Set J'
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ncss and Loss OF SLEEP.
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Taka the Herald for 183
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Castorla li pat up In one-she lottlet only. It
it not sold la bulk. Don't nllov anyone to sell
yon anything else ea tie plea or promise that it
is "just as good" and "will answer every pur
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