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BY HUGH WILSON. ABBEVILLE, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23,1903. ESTABLISHED 1844? ? " - ? WEST END. 1 Happening ADd Incidents of n Weel f Abont the !ly. L* Mrs. Wm, D. Addle returned the first c A last week Irom Atlanta where she bad bee siayi u? witn Mr. Addle for a few days. S Mr. Joel Smnb Morse came borne Satin . day from Davidson wbere be has beea ai tending school. Mr. Morse is a Senior am Will graduate In June. W Mr. nnd Mrs. Jobn A. Cheek left Monda; 2 for Atlauta wbere tbey will spend a few day [ before going to Westminster where tbey wll F spend Chrisimss wlib Mr. cneek's parent? i Miss Mary F. Nance leaves Wednesday fo her home In Cross Hill wbere she will spem the Holidays. MIsb Kate Jnckson Harris will be Mis W.. Nance's guest for several days durlDg tb J holidays. T M1n? Sara Hehry came home Friday fron Limestone ana will be here lor two weeks. Miss Ida Mae Brown I >-e of Anirevllle wa in ibe citv?last week the guest of ber slstei Mrs. Jobn A. Dickson. Mr. Wilbur Blake Is at borne from Cletnsot College to spend tbe holidays. Mrs. W. D. Burksdale spent last, we^k lr Ownienmi with ber mother Mrs. J. K Curat. Miss Amelia Kennedy leaves Wednesdaj tor Yorkvllie to bpend the holicays with be parent*. Mr. Len W. White Is home from Davldsoi to spend Christina*. Mr. White Is a fln< student and Is making a splendid record a College. Mr. K. Lawton Dargan is here to spend th< holidays. Mr. Wm. L. Templetou Is home from Clem son to spend Christmas. - Mrs. J? rank B. Gary Is at home again afte an extended visit to her parentB, Dr. anc rMrs. Evans at their home In Florence. Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Cueatbam will spenc Christmas lu Qr^enwood with their parents Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Durst. Miss Marie Cheatham Is at borne from Chi cora College where she has been attendinf school. Kev. James Lawson Is here spending thi f holiday season with Mis. L H. UosHell. Mr L Lawson will have * charge of the Factory r oDorob here next year and bis friends art glad to have him aud Mm. Lawsou mtn< their home here. Mr. and Mrs. Oeo. W. Speer of Montarej were lu the city Thursday. On Thursday oveulog at 6:30 o'clock, Mr Henry Gellespie Smith entertained a numbei of bis gentlemen friends ai a dinner. Thost present were Mr. Lewis Perrln. Mr. W. D Wilton, Mr. A. G. Fauikner. Mr. A. M k Umith, Mr. T. G. White, Mr. Bradley Reese Mr. Albert Henry, Mr. Will White. Mr. W y. Cotbrau, Mr. James McMllllao. Mr. J f Allen Smith, Jr. Miss Hanuah Clark Perrln has returned tc her home in Greenville after spending somt time with her sister, Mrs. Gea White. Miss Helen While is at home from Converse College to spend the holidays. Mr. M. T. Coleman is here to spend tlx .Christmas holidays. Mr. J. 1.8pencer and Mr. Arthur Spenoei are here from Colpmbia to spend the holi days wltn Mrs. J. M. Harden. Miss Julia A. Foster leaves Wednesday fo: Spartanburg to spend the holidays With hei home people. OnMondav Dec. 2lst, at the home of Mr 1 ana mm. J^CLILIU, iUlQS Tliuuia uaam ?uv Mr. Fred Carroll ol North Carolina, wert married. Tne house was prettily ahd tasteic ly decorated. The oeremouy was per formed by Rev. P. B. Wells. The bride wor? a beoommg gown ot blue cloth with hat and gloves to match. Mrs. Carroll is well knowc Here having made this her home lor a numbei of years. bbe Is a bright and energetic young woman and has a large circle of li lends here, Mr..Carroll Is from North Carolina. He If lortunate in wlnnlug so charming a bride. Miss Corrle Belle Dawklns ol tipartanburg Is In the city the guest ol Miss Helen Smith Mr. Bayford Power Is at his post at Mil ford's. Mr. Power Is at home from Baltimore where he la studying pharmacy. Mr. MoJlwaln Henry Is home irom Clemson to spend the holidays. Miss Pearl Beatilb was In tbe city Saturday Staving with Miss Ellen Uherard. Miss Eunice Calhoun Is home from Greenville wbere~?be has been attending school. Miss Helen Porter Smith Is home Irom Converse lo?penu the holidays. Mr. Waitnr Kirbv is here spending the boll days./ He will return to Clemson In January. Mr. H. Frank McGeeof Sp-trtaobuig Ik ex peeted in the city as tue guest of Mr. T. f Quaries. Mr. Bam and Mrs. David Hill of Clemsor --are here to spend tbe holidays. Miss Lillian Gambrell wbo is teaching ai Beamars, is here to spend Christmas. LITERARY CLUB. Tbe Literary Ginb met Tuesday evening ai tbe borne of Mr. W. D. Baritsdaie. Mr. Wm P. Greene read an interesting essay ou Henry <Jiay. Mr. William Hemphill and Mr. Tbomas J Lyon are at borne lor tbe holidays. Mr. Robert G. Hemphill, who is now teach lng school lu .Georgia, is at home for tb< ttolldHVB. Dr. John G. Edwards is here spending t few days with his home people. Mr. W. Giles Tempieion of Belton is here to spend tbe holidays with bis mother, Mrs W. A. Templet on. Mr. James Bradley is here aor tbe holl days. Miss Virginia Gambrell leaves Friday foi Greenwood where she will be tbe guest o ' Miss Allene Duoketl for several days. Miss Emma Cotbran came down fron . Spartanburg Tuesday and will spend tb< " bondays here. Miss Corrle Graves has gone to Latimer U spend the holidayh with her father, Mr. Geo .Graves. Mrs. Barker and little daughter of Buffalo are in the cily the guests of Mrs. A. G. Fault er. Mr. Thomas Turner of Greenwood is in tbi city tbe guest of bis sister, Mrs. J. E. Jones. Mr. Tbomas C. Llddell of Lowndesvllle wai In town Baturday. Invitations have been Issued to the mar rtage ot Mien Lillie Hucfc&bee to Mr. WilJlan Whiteman Thompson both of Lowndesvllle Miss Huckabee Is an attractive young womai and has a large circle of friends bere Mi Thompson Is one of LowndesvlUe's floes voune men and the best wishes ol everv on is extended totbem. Mrs. Waller Wilson is la ibe city staylni at ibe home of Miss Margaret Brooks. FBAYKR MEETING. Rev. Charles Friend will conduct praye meeting Wednesday evening at tbe Presby terlan cburcb. Tbe public Is cordially in vlted to be present. Mrs. Mark Willlngham Ganttof Anderson Is In tbe city to spend tbe holidays wllb be mother, Mrs. H. ?>. Reese. t O v Recipe for Pickling Meat. Recipe?To every 100 pounds of mea take 12 pouods of salt, 2 1-2 ounces ? saltpeter, half pound sal soda and 3 1pounds of sugar. Boil and ekim al tmnuritifiQ or.H wKan r?r*lH nAiir nn iyioq lU^L/UIlliVC} nuu ?* UVU Wiw |/VU t wu LUVO well weighted dowD. This will kee] until the first of May and no picke will keep longer. But here comes the core of picklini meat; it is not original with rne, eon) old Georgia farmer with a stroke c genius, devised the plan. It is thistbe meat must be dipped in boilinj saltpeter water piece by piece, soast constrict the pore9 and preveul th . juices of the meat from oozing out li the pickel, and this pickel must b thrown away as it will be filled will oil and pieces af bone that will hur the pickel. Saltpeter is cheap and anyone cai aftord to throw away the amounl When packing the meat in barrels yo can 9prinkel liberally with black pej per, which will be an appetiser. So many people have asked me fo recipe for pickling meat that I wan "v you to publish the same, and I thiul ^"X^you will confer a favor on your reader also. Jn conclusion I wish to tay th Recipe is absolutely sure. J. D. Neel. Faith does not exclude forethought. E*ey virtue Ik the nurse of bard vice. It le Dot Decenary to be Irreverent in ord< to be reasonable. A conn's reflections on others constitute fo IV rfifloMlnn of htmflAlf. Tbe light of oucoess needs to be trlmme with tbe shears of humility. It 1? no use. fixing tbe eye on tbe compass tbe band is not on the wheel. t LETTER FROM ARIZONA.' 14 A '.Sontliern La?ly'? Experience In Teitrtilnif l\ S. Government Nchottl >1 In the F?r Wf*t-JI?niu'r<i Him inn 0 loniN of the Red Mho. t," [CONTINUED FROM ISSUE DEC. 2ND.] d The Moquis,'or Mokis, and the Hopis ? are one and the same tribe of Indians. 1 They used to be called the Moquis al' together, but of late years are ftvquentJ ly knowu as Hopis, which latter name they much prefer, a9 that s means new, and they say they are e new Indians now. i As there were four or five other employees lite myself, who'had been I* in the service but for a few months, ' and consequently were entitled to only 1 about teu days' vacation, we decided , to take ours about the time of the Snake Dauces, when we could spend the time with friends employed as r teachers in the day schools in the different Iudian villages, and thus have I an opportunity of witnessing these \ dances. \ 80 on the morning of the 18th of , B August, six or eight of the teachers, f . male and female, and a member of the t Htaff of tbe St. Louis Globe Democrat, ? [ after having ringed up two of the gov- t ernment vehicles and packing every c l available space with telescopes, dress i suit cases, band boxes, etc., struck our j . for Palacco, au Indian village some ^ 1 fifteen miles from Keams Canyon, t where one of the day schools is. estab- | . lished. Although nearly the whole j di mce was through deep sand with t ' only occasiona ly a tree in sight, the ' drive was quite pleasant?much more t ' so. than we usually find it driving c along our wooded roads in South Caro- t r lina at that season of the year, as there a is almost always a pretty strong breeze s stirring in this open country, and as a j protection against the hot sun, our s i blacksmith had fitted up a nice frarae j for one brake and covered it with two t > navy blue blankets. fj Arriving at our destination about 11 a o'clock we found a number of other j, parties who had gone into camp, but v : we were met by the jolly principal of 9 the school, his wife and the matron, j ! who gave us a hearty welcome and assigned us quarters in their cottage. 0 . After refreshing ourselves we were in- t vJted to partake of a good substantial dinner?more like Southern cooking v ' thau any I have eaten since I have 0 . been out west, though the*e ladies are a from Michigan and Oregon. At meals e | we met a great many strangers, and v i whi'e the most of the visitors were j served with meals, only those who ^ were from tbe Canyon?our crowd? a 1 were furnished lodging. It seemed as if every claps or phase of society was v here represented. There were at lea9t f< one hundred white visitors at this, the v firat dance, hailing from almost every ^ section of the union, with one old pro- ^ fessor from the University of Oxford, f( in England. j Amtrng them were artists, photo- 8 pjraphers, newspaper men, M. Ds., D. f, Ds., LL.Ds,, professors of music, and various aplogies, with agoodly number g of tourists of the regulation stripe, c men and women bent on seeing all j there was to be seen. Some of them j i evidently possessed of more money t than self-respect?people who acted as 1 if they thought that because they were t somewhat beyond the pale of civiliza- j ! t'on, they were privileged to out-Uo t . the uncivilized Indian in dress and $ manners. 8 These people had traveled over land j, from the nearest railroad station, adis- ^ tance of seventy-five or eighty miles, c J sleeping in wagons or out on the t i sand, and at a very considerable ex- r pense, just to witness this unique per- e ? formance and yet some of them were a disposed to kick because they s were required to pay the Indians a jHollar tn witnoaait , i Heretofore it has been free, but this j year the Snake men got afler the in- c I spector, who came out here from r Washington this summer, to allow ^ > them to charge all strange white vis- a itors $1.00 to come into the village dur- c . ing the progress of the dance,and a dol- | - lar extra from those having cameras to e take views of the dance, but this did ^ not apply to any of the government s 8 employees. The Moqui Indians are divided into a i two clans?the Antelopes aud the r Snake men. They all regard the snake t ? as sacred, a kind of intermediate j i deity, who carries messages to their t b gods, and hence they have no fear ^ g even of the rattle snake. None of them who have not come j under the influence of the teachings a r of the white man or who still cling to f - their.Aheathenish beliefs, will kill any ' kind of a snake. g i, Last spring some of the school cbil- f r dren found a hole in which were < quite a number of differeut kinds of snakes and one of the employees made them kill them and throw them in the fire. Wheu thif fact reached the vil* lages from ten to twenty miles away, ? great crowds of the Indians came in - aud made complaint to Mr. Burton, ' the superintendent at this place, and * stood around all day bewailing the cirP cumstance and would not leave or be reconciled to it, until the superintendent assured them that he did not order 5 it done or know of it. e There are a great many ceremonial dauces practiced by these Indians dur~ ing the year, and all of them have ? some reference to their crops and the 0 rains, but the snake dance is the most e important. a During the month of August of each ? year this dance is performed in one or h the other of two of their villages, al1 ternating between the two. These Indians locate their villages Q on top of the Mesas, which are immense rock ridges rising a hundred or 11 more feet, almost perpendicular, above >* the sandy plaiu below aud are reached nnlu hu fho moat tnrMimi?i wmiliriirw r through and among the broken and , ? ragged ledges of rock. * Standing on the plain below and fi looking up at these villages with their e peculiarly shaped huts, or houses, re- , minded me forcibly of the pictures j which I have seen of the cities aud , villages spoken of in the Bible. The reason for selecting such localities for , their villages is on account of tbecom- , parative safety which is thereby afforded them from the attacks of their a enemies. The snake dance is a religious cered mony which they perform with as f much apparent solemnity as we do our 1 most sacred rites; and, while it is in some respects a most grotesque sp< tacle and even more nauseating tbi the snake woman's performances at ciiWo olmnr if iu in .ho main vo?tt foci 31VIU OUVWj lw IO * - tMV LUU1U ? VI j nating, so much ho that I weDt to t next village to see it repeated the f< lowing week. About two week9 before the dan is to come off oue of the Snake Pries announces from the house-top the e ict date when it in to occur, the tin being determined by the day they ca julate that the sun will reach a ce ain place on a particular rock. Niue days before the dance is to o ;ur their private ceremonies begin i heir hivi, which is an undergrouc jhamber having a square entraui Tom the surface around which is bui i wall of roc* a foot or two above tl evel. Through this opening they ei er the hivi by means of a rudely cot tructed iadder made of poles. 'PKnro o i'A antforo 1 r*f f Vioaa ? n An/ X uci c c* i v- vi uutoc i u tat rillage, and in each of which there in altar with a feiich and represent ions of various things. On the eight lay before the dance, the Bnafee me fo out to the west in quest of differei iinds of snakes; on the seventh tott jorth ; on the sixth to the south, an >n the fifth to the east. If, by th irae they have not secured enoug nakes, then every one turns out o he third day before for the purpose i sapturing just as many as possibl \.s the snanes are caught they are pt n large vessels like jars and thei cept until the day of the dance whe hey are takeu out and washed at: aid on an altar of sand which h? >een carried down into the hivi f< kat purpose. The day immediately preceding tt lance they utilize in practice and it >n this day that the Antelopes hav heir public dance ; but as it is ver imilar to the snake dance, with th nakes omitted, and as these Ant opes ittke part iu uie hiihku uhuw, hall not undertake to describe i jong before the hour had arrived f( he performance to begin, which w? tve o'clock in the afternoon, ever .vailable space on the flat roofs of tb louses over-looking the dance plac pas occupied by an excited crowd < pectators anxiously awaiting the con tig of the dancers. The whole village where this danc ccurred is practically joined togetbf hough the houses are of differer leights, some being only one storj fhile the adjoining house may be tw r three stories high; so you can fort n idea of what a picture was preseni d with all of these house tops crowde yith white people intermingled wit savajo and Moqui Indians iu thei rightest gala day attire, composed < 11 imaginary colors. The space occupied by the dancei yaa not more than 15 feet wide by S eet long, and the performance we witnessed by the spectators from tb nns of the houses situated alone th rink of the mesa at least a hundre eet in perpendicular height abov< from tbis view point can be ste tretching out in every direction a ar as the eye can reach the sand ilains, dotted here and there wit ields of Indian corn and peach o: bards, and with the public roads lea< ng from Holbrook, Winslow an teams Canyon looking like sbee rails winding through the sand. At one end of the space occupied b be dancers is < Liigb rock somewhf n tbe shape of a man's head, calle he "dance rock" and about the mi< lie of the side next the houses is tb nake hivi in which tbe snakes in tag are placed just before the dam >egins, the entrance to which is cor ealed bv a bunch of limbs of the co on wood tre?, tied together with ope, presumably to keep them in a rect position. The morning aud earl fternoon of the day of the dance Sent in the hevi (not that in whic e snakes are kept but the one use or religious services) in fasting, pra; ng and in palntiug their bodies. Tt ostumesof the*Antelopes, whooccup ather a subordinate position in tt lance, consisted of white cloth havin i border woven in figures of green an >ther colored work, with a sash sim arly woven tied atone side; also co >red woolen anklets woven ihe sam Pheir bodies were painted a kind < jray, with white stripes of differei engths down their backs, and on the boulders and breasts, representin ain. Their faces, from their eyes I heir chins, were painted a kind < erracotta red, with a bunch of fuzz erracotta-colored feathers fastened i heir hair, and necklaces of varioi siudsof beads and shells. Their low< imbs were painted, ornamented wit tnklets, and red moccasins on the egt. The snake men looked even moi lavage than these. Their shirts we >f buckskin, dyed terrra cotta red, wit Tinge of small pieces of tin. Ear >ue had on his back a grgy fox nkii -he tail of which reached to the ankl 3u the right leg about the calf, was small turtle shell, fastened so as attle and clap as they marched. Te -a cotta buckskiu moccasins aud vai )us kinds of anklets were worn t ;hem also. Their bodies were painK red aud black, with white streaks ru: ning zig-zag from their sboulde lown, with bracelets made of differei .hingy, and their breasts complete jovered with ttriugs of beads, of teet ind shells. Their faces, from their eyes dow ivere painted black, and each one ht i tuft of feathers on his head, and ca ried in his right hand *a wing feath* jf the eagle, having a little feather lit ;be oue worn on the head, fastened :he front of it. The Antelopes earru i gourd with some pebbles in it, whic [hey shook aud made a noise wheuev :hey took any part in the dance. When all was rendy they climb< )ut of the bivi, or hole in the grounc Srst the Antelopes, and then the snal men, and marched one after the oth in an elongated circle around the dan rock and passing in frout of the 9nal bivi. a nMnii i.A.. U/ it rv aiutin uuy iitrutiM int* imtf ui li Antelopes, holding a rod with sever symbols hanging from it iu his le baud, and in his right a cord having piece of board tied to it, which 1 whirls around to make the whirrii sound which is to represent thuude as he passes certain poiuts in tl march. The others carry somethii like flat gourds, having small pebbl in them, which make a great noise they shake their* while they man round. After rep ating this several tim the Ant*..'opes rai'',e themselves In ;c- line on either side of the.hivi and in await the coming of the Snake men, a ?vho march around several times, each 3i- one stamping his right foot very hard he on a plank which has been placed on jl- the ground near the mouth of the hivi in which i9 the Snakes. ce They then range themselves in a ts Hue parellel to that already formed by x- the Antilopes, when a boy of that fllftn. hnvintr crrppn hnahoa t-tvino/1 il- around his neck and shoulders, r- marches down between the two lines and sprinkles water right and left c- from a bowl, by means of a bunch of n eagle feathers. All then begin chantid ing a wierd song, swaying their bodies je in unison first to the right and then It to the left; in the meanwhile theSnake le meu go through the motion of sprinkq ling with eagle feathers and the Anil telope9 rattle their gourds. This concludes all the active part ;h taken in the dance by the Antelopes, is they remaining stationary to the end a- of the ceremony. ,b The Snake Men now divide up (n into squads of three. One of each of 11 fhaca armaria la Irnnnrn oo fhn - ~ vtiwv/ OV^UUUO 10 iVilV ?T 11 (lO bllV V>f% A ie rier," he it is who carries the snakes ld in his mouth; another is called a is "hugger" and is the one immediatell ly attends the carrier, and the third "I one is known as a "gatherer," whose p business it is to gather up the snakes ; as they drop from the mouths of the re carriers. Each carrier, as he passes ,n by the hivi stoops down and pulls id out a snake, while his hugger holds up the fox tail which dangles at the )r carrier's heels, and strokes the fur with his eagle feathers. ie As the carrier rises to a standing is position, having procured a snake 'e from the hivi, he takes hold of it y with his teeth, when the hugger ie places his left arm around his neck e- and fans the snake with his eagle T faof^Qro fn nvatronf if frrvm r?ni 1 i n nr ? 1UUVI1V10 IV Jl/lVVVUU AV 4 Vlli W11XU0 ' around the carrier's neck or biting )r him, while they circle around sway19 ing their bodies backward and fory ward, the carrier holding his hands Jf in front of his face. At one end of the space allotted to the dancers, , stood a half dozen Squaws holding bowls containing the sacred meal jg which they threw on the snakes as )r the Snake Men danced around with it them. As the snakes, which have been o taken from the hivi, increase in numn ber, the performance takes on more t- life and bye aDd bye have all the d characteristics of a genuine dance, h although their countenances seems ir still very grave and serious. When all the snakes have been taken from the hivi and have been * aancea witn ana uroppea Dy xne & carriers, the gatherers pick them up 18 and throw them in a bunch inside of '? a ring formed by one of the Ante! lope Chiefs with the the Sacred Meal. 3 After that they sprinkle meal over n the snakes an(J then each of the 19 Snake Men grasps as many as he can v and rims to the different trails and h turns them loose. r- Next they run back to the hivi j- and remove everything; wrap a d blanket around them and after comp ing out they drink a great quantity of a black liquid which the women y have placed near the entrance to the ^ hivi. d They now go to the west brink of the Mesa or towering rock on which '5 the village is built and kneeling ? down lean over tne precipice, at !e which time the spectators conclude to retire to some other part of the l" village. This last is the act of purification v when they drink the emetic and wash the paint off with it, before rek turning to the hivi, where they end d with a feast of all kinds of food p. which the women have prepared ie and placed at the mouth of the hivi, >y not Deing permitted to enter that ie sacred precinct. if? During the nine days preparatory d services for the dance, it is said that i- they take an antidote for rattlesnake 1- bit$, known only to themselves? e' thoroughly impregnating their systems with it so that no ill effects resuit to them in case they are bitten ir by any of the snakes while they are '8 being handled at the time of the t0 dance Miss Mary E. Hill. n " ls Cotton FlreN. Capt. John E. Brownlee of An treville neigh r borhood, had stored away perhaps a dozen bales of cotton under a woodshed on bis re plantation to save something for a rainy day. re He slept the sleep of the Just, and feared no jj evil. But when iie least expected It cotton was discovered to be on Are last week. The Q loss was considerable. q And one day last week, we had a little cot^ ton Are of our own on the public equare. A wagon was driven up, with two bales on It r. for sale. Cotton buyers assembled nrouDd .j. It and sampled It, and when buyer and seller }y were dreaming of the profits thereon, one of 1(j the bales was Instantly covered with a flame. Willing hands brought buckets of water, and rs poured It on the cotton until a stream ran from it down the square. A great mul |y tliude assembled to see It, and In a little u while buRv bands were picking off the black U . ened lint. And tben when the excitement n subsided, the next most Interesting tblng was to find the origb of the fire. r_ It seems that Mr. T. P. Quarles, an experl er enced cotton buyer, who is perfectly cognlzaDt of the inflammable nature of cotton, t0 thoughtlessly struck a match on one of the Iron ties. The head of the match flew off ^ and the flame Immediately enveloped the gr bale. The loss was small. These gentlemen are not allowed a monoid poly on cotton fires. Not to be outdone by [ . the flery element in other quarters, the machinery at Long's Ginnery started up one er morning recently on It's own account. It bid fair trt rnnltfl ynnrl heariwav hilt snmchnrlv ce ? ? ? ? Je run up with buckets of water and set a dam. per on Its progress. About that time the fire ie company ran down, turned on Ihe hose and a| completely broke up the undertaking. A few ,j-(- pounds of scorched cotton and about a hall . a bale of wet cotton was the damage. tie lg A woman's Idea of a choice seat at the opera Is where what happens on the staga cannot u' possibly lutertere with her chanue to see ue everything else. Generally It la the man that leaves rubes blsh on his sidewalk to trip up people that gq damns the railroads for their lack of conjjIj slderatlon for the puollc. ies If you want your little fellow to look cute . ? and attractive take him to Hall <fc Anderson's and tit him In a Mth. Jane Hopkins' suit. POOIETBOOK AND WIFE. Good Time of the Year to Appoint Sev Family Treasurer. r ruuj luc lunwauttM duuium. The season is coming near when v are supposed to thaw out a little. You will buy skate-* for the tx (whichhecrieil foramonth ago,)noayl a set of fure for the wife (who has nee *>d them five years,) a dollar pipe for friend, who you know will give you dollar's worth of something iu hone exchange ; and this you call Christmi giving. You think you have properl thawed out. But you haven't. No, bless you ; tt genial warmth of the true Christmi spirit has't thawed even the frost tin on your heart. If you want to have the satisfaction < rp?Ii*inor wlmt It means to thaw 01 clear through, and yet cannot separai the Christmas idea from money, tur your pocket-book over to your wife f< the next two weeks. Make a might sacrifice for just the one*. It may enable her to have th? ha| piest Christmas she has had since nt married you. And you?if you won learn now to give?may at least lear how to receive. You would have doue itonce. Thei was a time when love for her mellowe your heart, and you wished you ha the whole world to lay at her feet. Yc said a lot of such nonsense, and meat it. Yuu have forgotten, but she hasu' A woman never forgets such things. She has ob-erved, of course, that t? li'tle portion of the world which yo have managed to ma&e your own not lying at ber feet, but is jamrne into your own pocket, with your hau always on It. It's yours, you think?just as she i Possession makes a big difference. True, you're a good fellow. Yo mean well, but you mean to be it main thing yourself?don't you ? If any mau were to tell you that yo act the brute and the bully toward th patient woman who has brought yo nine-tenths of your joys and share all your sovowh, and whom you lov next to your money, you would g< tierce about it. But in strict confidence now, betwee you and your conscience, don't yc swell up to think that you're the bos that a look from you is a command 1 her, that she must beft of you piec meal for what you promised to lay j U^*. O Vaii bnnar vnn Hnn't. t ro4 uri iccl i 1uu ttuwn jv? v?x/m v ? v. her as well as you did the day she wi your bride. You lied to her. You're bully toward her every day. Yc don't do a^tenth for her that you ougl to. . Aud ft you're aDy man at all, yc know it. She aake you now for money to g Christmas gifts for the children?asl you apologetically, as she must, an maybe, after long waiting to catch yc in good humor. You grouch and growl and sneei "Much good did these knick-knacl ever do anybody !" You forget your own childhood ; ye you forget your manhood too. You Rive her something, of courseyou're a good fellow?but the thing yc give her is one part money and nir parts heartache. And you think you've thawed ou Of course, you know your own bus ness. You want nobody to tell yt how much you can spare to your wi for Christina* gifts. Yes, you kno how much you can spare?that's tl point?she has nothing to say about i It's all vours?yours ; eo is she. "Yes; you know your own busines You have expenses to be met; yc have debts to be paid, and there is litt mouey left. That's good busine sense. But don't forget that your bl; geBt debt is to the patient woman wi has consigned to you all that is nearet to your happiness and has trusted yc far beyond your rating in Bradstreet or anywhere else. Pay your debts, < course. But make her a prefern creditor. Integrity?it begins in ju tice to her. True you have given her a hice hom you dress her good enough; you pr vidft well for her?ves, you treat her i well as you do your "horse. But < you think nhe ought to be coutei with that? Don't you know she h a soul that needs nourishment? Be sordid and tyrannical and grumf toward her all the rest of the year, you must, but for the next two weel thaw out that muscular pump in yoi left breast and see if it is still a heai See if a little kindness and affectic and self-denial can flow from it. Be a bridegroom to her again for little while. See if you can't bring the almost fo gotten blush of bappineess back in her cheeks and the old light into h eyes and the old laugh to her lips. You have grubbed and scraped t gether a lot of trash that you call yoi fortune but do not enjoy. You kno in your heart that the glint and glitt of success holds nothing for you ha arv on>onf aa fho atmrtlo llnnninPDA Of tl OV/ DTltCl/ CIO bu V oiua|/iv MV. J/? ? honeymoon, when you had nothii but her and she had nothing but you and your promises, that you haven made good. Fill your pocketbook full of th trash you have sweat for and sacrifii her for; give it to her to buy Chris mas gifts, and learn for the first tin what it is all good for. New Way of Esprenalnic It, Bnt Good Zach McGbee, of the Spartanbui Herald, makes this interrogatory: "Now we wonder if there is n some way to throw Carrie Nation i the hands of a receiver." Girls have been going into tl bauds of receivers hereabout for tin out of mind, but tne fact was nev before expressed in that way. TI proposed receivership is good. Hum for the Spartanburg Herald ! The are men in this part of the world wl have long sought positions aB "r ceivers." Fop Rent. When you need chairs for entertalnmen religious. m>c!hI <>r otherwise, we have the 8 cents each, delivered. Kerr Furniture C< The nearer yon get to the butt end revenge the sweeter It Isn't. A woman thinks there Is only one man the world whose wife is altogether perfeot. Xmas goods for all at MUford's. rigs and Tliliden. > ./ i. Greedy maeterB make greedy men. God never demands the Impossible, a Sacrifice Is the measure of service. True culture 1b simply soul growth. No home Is bnllt with hands alone. They who pourt fame never win It. ' - ? ? S. 0. CONGBESSMEN. da * a Three of (be Brightest Hen In the St State. j19 The three new South Carolinians v Aiken, Croft and L^gare, farfc abou alike other new men in committee as )e signraents, and what they will get it ^ the future will be determined by th< ie rank they take. Legare is already re cognized as a bright young man wh< 01 has a future, and Wyatt Aiken's strong J1 strong personality, hard sense and gen eral capacity for making friends prom n ises to land him away to the frout as i ir member of the House. He can't ge y there in one term, but if his coustitu ents give him a chance it is predictei P" by old members of the House that h< ^ tv i 11 tolzo htirh runtr PTu ia Mio Hn/1 < * ?" l""Y U,5U >0 1/uv niuu V 1 fellow to make warm friends in th( u House, and is enough of a politician t< know the art of reciprocity in Hous< denl.s. (] L^gare i* a man of nimilar character ,L- istics, aDd these two fellows, wit! young Lever, will make a trio wort! i' watching. It is the brightest trU> o t# young fellows the State has had heri in >ear.?, and all they need is to b< ,e tjiven an opportunity to get accustome? '.,1 to their places before they are taket away. The really valuable man ii *j Congress Is not the man who makes i speech at a minute's notice and spouti a lot of words. It is the man who car 8> do the most work for his constituent on tbe quiet or any other way. who ii ,u familiar with Washington and th< ie ways of government departments, anc who knows just where to go for i lU thing. Many a mau comes here fron ie a district who doesn't stay here lonj enough to know where to go for th< ;a most insignificant document. 'e In this respect Wyatt Aiken is o Bt great value to his district. Ee wai here with his father years ago ant D knows Washington pretty well. Wha lU he did not learn then he will sooi f? pickup. . South Carolina ought to learn wha ^ the New England States have long ag< , discovered?that is, send a good man t< 1 Congress and let him stay here. Th< w longer be stays the more valuable b< a will become. He makes affiliation and deals with strong men of the Hous< 31 that help him in'future legislation.,u Washington Correspondent of Green . villeNews. IB : ? ? id )Q A Husband Incubator.?There is, i very ingenious woman living nea r; Meeker, who says that her liege lor< and master does not and has not furnished the water to mix the bread ii s 15 years. He is always lying arounc ' doing nothing. Two weeks ago hi _ went to bed with a very slow fever (U and bis wife got an idea that she coul< Ie make an incubator of him. She pa 100 eggs around him, but he is get t. ting cross and uneasy, and she is afraic he will quit the nest, as he has neve (U stuck to any job three weeks, fe j I Wagons, Bugg || W0 i81| You are eviden M taking your tii o- EJ ",J; , as gg Rj* About purchasing that;c ^ M blame you for going slo\ Igj. ilege to make com pari so ?y M the city offers for the lea k8 pi to consider us in the trai ur ^ vehiole that this locality 't. Eg work of the best factori >D enough to fit the conditi r. We do not want your patroi er rl we Prove ourselves worth; o- pi Just give us a show. (] ur |0| stock into our new re] W ^ur sPec'a^^es are ^w< If ju| Wagons, Summer's Bug ie M Buggies. We also have '8 ness, laprobes, etc. s|CALVERT. M. TAJ in' Are going to leave Abb are going to sell out their J? gardless of price, er Remember the time is sh< price will move them, re We have everything in stoi 10 buy while the goods are ch< H. M. TA ? DR. J. A. DICKSON, SURGEON DENTIST. of GOLD FILLINGS; CROWN AND BRIDGE . WORK A SPECIALTY, in * nnnn pi.atr $8.00 AMALGAM FILLINGS 75c and. I.OO OFFICE OVER BARKSDaL.E'3 STORE. Christina* Holiday Rates ? Seaboard Air I<lne. The Seaboard Air Line Railway wiil sell cbeap Ho'iday Excursion ticket*, an follows : For Schools and Colleges tickets will be sold Dec. 16 to 22nd Inclusive, with final limit Jan* 8th, 1901. These tickets will be only sold upon presentation of certificate signed by Superintendent, Principal or Presldtfht of the School or College, stating that the bolder is a student ar teacher. The regular Christmas holiday excursion tickets will be sold to all points east of the Mississippi and soutb of the Ohio and Potomac rivers including St. Louis and Washington. D. C., on December 23rd, 24tb, 26th, 80tb. > ',?? 31ft, 1903. and January 1st, 1904. ; For all information, call on any ticket agent of thfi fiflflhnArri Air lilnp. nr arrltA 4 . J. A. Von Dolen, T. P. A., Atlanta, Ga. , W. B. Clements, T. P. A., Atlanta, Ga. t W. E. Christian, A. G-P. A., Atlanta, Ga. j Short length Dress Goods at reduced price a at H addon'a. Kendall's 25c ladles knit vests can not be A y beat. A pessimist Is a man who views his neigh* 5 bors tbrcogb a smoked glass. Even the philosophical owner ol a fireproof * building 1s apt to Insure it. ; TO TONE UP s the system some good medicines should ^il| s be taken occassioually. The human : s strings become loose and may be . tightened by any of the several good ) tonic* which form part of our stock of . ... 5 DRUGS AND MEDICINES. Perhaps you have a favorite?somef thing which you used and found ef- - (tfM 3 fective. It Is sure to be here and at t?M t the right price. 1 JP. B. SrBBD. j Dr. 8. F. KllllngBworth. Dr. C. 8. Latimer * Klllingsworth & Latimer, 9 DENTISTS. S If you want yoar dental done at home 5.$ see or write to oa. ' v.'i<4S * :? . , . FOR SALE. : * 100 Acres Farm Land, 3 miles J from Abbeville and within 14 mile of nVinroVt onH aohnnl Gnnd neighbor i hood. 3 horse farm opened. Good yj 1 frame tenant honse. For particulars , - Jf 3 address Box 127, Abbeville, S. C. ? DENTAL NOTICE. ' r * - '!* 1 Dr. S. G. Thomson, r OFFICE 0P-STAIB8. ON JKcILWAIN Corner, Abbeville, & 0. '"*Ti iest Carriages. | me jf arriage or wagon, but we cannot IS v in the matter. It is your priv- jHI ns, get prices and take the best Jm st money. All we ask is for you U isaction. We have every style of joj demands, representing the best *3 ies, and a range of prices elastic ons of your finances. i ^ tage unless ^ Remember we have moved our M pository on Washington Street.) |0| jnsboro Wagons, White Hickory M gies, Rock Hill Buggies, Oxford fuj a full line of cheap buggies, har- iQf & NICKLES| | . r-r-i-v-n O ^ _L?Li CC $ ieville January ist, next, and entire stock of goods reort and the goods must go if :k that you need. Come and sap. TE &; CO. I 1 WM. H. PARKER. WM. P. GREENE ' PARKER & GREENE, .! illume anJ RammHm! at !.am ' UHMWiMWJf? ttiitt WUUliBMUii it UiWi Office on LAW RANGE. , .^j| ABBEVILLE - SOUTH CAROLINA. V May_4, 1898.?,tf y-sj * . 4 . '?5'i } > 'JS