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BY W. W. & W. R. BRADLEY. ABBEVILLE, 8. O., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1905. ESTABLISHED 1844?|J
HOW TO KEEP CHRISTMAS.
Lanom From the En(ll?h Poet* on tK
To learn how to keep Christmas in It
Ime spirit, one cannot do bettor than ttarn
to the English poets, old and now.
England was my England when
Old Christmas brought Its sports again,
says Sir Walter Scott, and, instead of giv
lng one little day to this festival, our moth
erland devoted 18 days to its commemora
So now has come oar joyful est feast;
Let every man be Jolly;
Each room with ivy leaves be drest
And every post with holly.
Without the door let sorrow lie,
And If for cold It hap to die,
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And evermore be merry,
writes George Wither, a poet of the seven
tec nth century.
On every Christmas eve the bells of ol<
Cambridge ring out this ancient carol:
God bless you, merry gentlemen;
Let nothing you dismay.
For Jesus Christ, oar Saviour,
Was born this happy day.
As the song runs on, its burden is tha
the holy tide of Christmas must efface al
evil memories and unite men in the bond
of love and brotherhood.
Thackeray thus conveys the lesson o
Come wealth or want, come good or ill.
Let young and old accept their part,
And bow before the awful will,
And bear it with an honest heart
Who mines or who wins the prize
Go, lose or conquer as you can.
But If you fall or if you rise
Be each, pray God, a gentleman.
My song save this is little worth,
i I lay the weary pen aside
7And wish you health and love and mirth
As fits the solemn Christmastlde,
As fits the holy Christmas birth.
Be this, good friends, our carol stillBe
peac? on earth, be peace on earth.
To men of gentle will.
Charles Mackay's "Under the Holl;
Bough" breathes the true- Christmas spir
It by saying to all who have scorned or in
jured one another:
Lct sinned against and sinning
Forget their strife's beginning
And join in friendship now.
Be links no longer broken,
Be Bweet forgiveness spoken
Under the holly bough.
Tennyson sums up the teachings o
scores of Christmas poets when in versa
addressed to the bells be sings:
Ring out old shapes of foul disease,
Bing out the narrowing lust of gold.
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Bing in the thousand years of peace.
Bing in the valiant man and froe.
The larger heart, the kindlier hund,
Bing out the darkness of the land,
Bing in the Christ that Is to be.
THE CHRISTMAS HOLLY.
An Appropriate Deooration For Tbia Bet
on of Rejoicing.
A picturesque shrub especially useful a
this time of the year is the holly, with lti
tough and shining spinous leaves and iti
pretty little, full, round berries. It is thi
only plant appropriate to this happy pericx
that relic ves the dead green and monoto
nous white of the nonfloworlng plants am
vlues supposed to belong to Christmas one
the days that follow Epiphany. Like th<
mistletoe, roost of the holly exposed fo:
pale in American marts oomes from Groa
Britain, although some species of the plan
grow in the southern states.
The commercial holly, however, is cu
in Sootland and sent here in bags. It li
most valuable to work up in oombinatloi
with laurel, ivy and mistletoe into
wreaths, anchors, stars, crowns and othe:
eooleelaatical designs, while for runnlni
deoorationa?that is, long festoons ant
great sweeps of green?a few of the brlgh
fed berries wound in at regular interval
heighten the effect and relieve the eye.
The favorite manner of arranging holl;
g lor BOiO lH W lUOtic lb up tuvu afumo u?io u
1 the numerous design* appropriate to th<
| day and the season, and thus most of thi
I plant offered this year Is fashioned. Holl;
j Is not so expensive as the mistletoe and li
f more hardy and lasting. It has no tradl
[ tlon connected with It, however, and thui
| loses Its sentimental value. But to tbi
decorator, the artist,- the florist and th
dealer it is one of the best, most ornab
and suggestive plants for use at home o:
i In public places that can be selected at thi
Old Christmas Customs.
One oustom that has come to us fron
across the sea is that of banging up stock
lngs on Christmas eve. Little children ar
taugnc mat su nicnuuvj uriuga ui guu> v
them through closed windows, and It 1
supposed this custom started from a tradl
tion that 8t. Nicholas used to throw purse
of money in through the windows of poo
maidens, so that they might have marriag
Howison, in his sketches of upper Can
ada, says that he met once at midnight oi
a beautiful moonlight Christmas eve ai
Indian, who was softly creeping along 01
the ground. Upon twing questioned, th
Indian motioned to him to be silent, ani
said: "We watch to see the deer kneel
This is Christmas night, and all the dee
fall upon their knees to the Great Spiri
and look np."?Selected.
Laurel and Oround Pine.
Next to the mistletoe and holly the lau
pel and ground pine are most favored, th
former's glossy leaves and green berrle
suggestive of good cheer and always form
lng an offeotive background when gay bei
ries or mosses are used in addition. Th
ground pine colls easily and gracefull;
Into wreaths and is invaluable for twinini
about staircases or pillars or for using I:
decoration on a large scale when bough
of spruce, hemlock and oedar are als
much in vogue.?St. Louis Republic.
Paris Christina* Confections.
Parisian confeotioners and florists decc
rate their shops with some effort at eym bol
ism on the fete days of the year. Las
Christmas Inn bono lores of donkeys, wit
panels of infant dolls, were displayed. Th
favorite cake of this holiday is almond
thinly made aud covered with figure
Plum oake is seen in the north of Franc
during the holidays. Another oak(
"l'enfant Jesus," out out in the form of
ohild, Is very popular with the children. Exchange.
Why d( bells for Christmas ring?
Why di little children sing?
Onoe n lovely shining star
Been by shepherds from afar
Gently moved until its light
gpr Made a manger'a cradle bright.
There a darling baby lay
Pillowed soft upon the hay,
And its mother sang and smiled,
"This is Christ, the holy child."
Therefore bells for Christmas ring |
Therefore little children sing.
?Eocene Field In Chicago Bereht
Cheap Holiday Rates via Seaboard
Air Line Railway.
Round trip tickets will be sold by
" the Seaboard Air Line Railway at
greatly reduced rates on account o;
Christinas Holidays. Tickets will In
sold on December 22, 23, 24, 25, 3(
and 31, 1905, and January 1, 1906,
* limited to Jan. 4, 1906, returning.
r For Schools and Colleges?Holiday
tickets will also be sold at reducec
rates upon presentation and sur
render of certificates signed by th<
superintendent, principal or president
of schools and colleges, to teach
ers or pupils. Such tickets will b<
sold Dec. 17 to 24, inclusive, vith
final limit Jan. 6, 1906.
For information regarding rate.'
and time of trains and for RiUin..t]
i car reservation, call on your neargsl
Seaboard Air Line Ticket Agent oi
write VV. E. Christian,
A. G. P. A
1 Hol iday RkIcn VIh southern Rillwny
8 On account of Christmas Holllday*. Soathern
R?llw<tv will sell tickets from al point*
I east of tbe Mississippi and south of the Ohio
rivers and to St. Louis. Mo., and Intermediate
points at rate of one and one third first "las*
one way fares, plus twenty-five cents for tin
round trip (Minimum rate50 cents.) Tlcketi
to be sold December 22-id.23rd, 24t b <3 b 30'b,
31st, 1903 and January 1st, 1906, with final limit
January 4; h, 1906.
Tickets for teachers and students of tr jh
?nd colleges will be sold December 17?. tr
24 b. 1905, with final limit January 8ib, ?<J06,
upon presentation and surrender of oertific&te*
signed by Superintendents, Principal*
und Prt-sidents or the various institutions ol
P?r further Information, apply to any
Southern Railway Ticket Agenl, or
K. W Hunt, Brook* Morgan. >
D P. A. A. O P. A. \
Charleston, S. C. Atlanta, Ga.
Dont Wr?ar your shoes out bunMog for
. toho )i book* buying a few here t od tbere
' >>ut go to Speed* Drug Store where yon car
* iet what you want,
D >nt delay buyingvotirCbrlslmas p'esents
something nice for you at Speeds Drug
L/Ulll. Iirn. KITI|iK j.ru. gill
bey know thpre l?-a lot of freth Huylers a!
Speed* Drat 8tore.
Keep m good (ante In yonr month for Christina*
by fra >fcio< Speed* Clno i Cigars.
. The place to get wh?t jou want .from
' -bange f >r a quarter up Speed* Drug Store.
A NEW AND COMPLETE
LINE OF . . . .. .
j JUST ARRIVED AT RYKARD'S
s JEWELRY 8T0RE. THE VERY
? THINO FOR A CHRISTMAS
PRESENT. ALL SIZES ' AND
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1 BE BEAT THE WORLD OVER.
9 SEEING IS BEL EVING
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I TrrgpiuReri Notice.
All persona are hereby forbidden to bnnt ,
or flab on tbe land owned and controlled by
, me. Treapaaaera will be procreated.
T. W. Miller. '
OoikI Work. >
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t Go to the old HIH nbop for all kinds of
blacksmith and wood work.
> Joe 7. Edmonda, Prop.
I FACLKXEB H LOCALS,
' The place to boy your flooring, celling and
} flnlaniug lumbers Is at Faulkner's, be knows '
what It takes to build a bouse and can figure
out your bill for yon.
Just received by Fanlkner 1 car of sash,
i door* and blinds all sizes and prices.
I Mouldings of all kinds and prices. Don't ]
forget the place, "Faulkner'*" on Trinity
street Come In and let me figure with you
5 whether jou buy or not, I like to give price*
l and make tbe other fellow sell you cheap, If I 1
l can't sell you. If It Is shingles you want.l
1 am tbe man to ??e.
Attention la called to H.G. Anderson <*Co'a. '
neat advertlnmenton another page. Tb$y
are showing some particularly attractive (
styles In Men's Clothing this week.
Please don't forget that we carry a moat excellent
line of Hoaery for ladies, men, boys ,
i and girls. PrloelOc. Dargan's 6 410c store. J
[correct Dress! ?j
The "Modern Method" system of I
fc high-grade tailoring introduced by I j
ILL Hayt & Co, of Cincinnati, O., I WI
b satisfies good dressers everywhere. I
L All Garment* Made Strictly I tbi
I to Your Measure E
I at moderate price*. 500 styles of foreign I
* and domestic fabrics from wnirh to choose. ?
Repraa?nte<? by b<
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Abbeville, S. C. pJ
A Fearful Fnt?.
0 It is a fearful fate to have to endure
the terrible torture ofpijep. "I can B
truthfully say," write* Harry Colsou, ?t;
oft Masonvilie. Ia., "that for Blind, ?
Breeding, Itching and Protruding Dr[
Piles, Buchlm's Arnica Salve, is the
best cure made." Also best for cut*, ?
burns and injuries. 25c at P. B. Speed nio
Borne of tbe nlcen CbrlatmaR ponds we ev.
erdl-rlajed 111 Merlli g silver Brush and v
Comb oeu, powder boxes cigarettes and d}"*
ctiei eto at Speeba Drug Store. 11 '
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;ire stock is on the
t an article in my
i good and fresh st(
>e had in the mark*
1 positively at cost. C
t bargains go tirst.
as are her*
Dnce on a time I- knew a man
Who said it didn't pay
To advertise tbe goods be bad
To sell or trade away.
To prove that he was off bis base
And make him clearly pee _
[ gave him half a page of space
And let him have it free.
Tt almost scared bim into tits
To see himself displajecf
As J displayed bim, but he felt
Its influence on bis trade.
[ kept it up. His business boomed.
Tbe customers swooped down
[Tpon his store until he had
The biggest rush in town.
One day I went around to call i
And found bim on the run, OJ
With people waiting for their turn
When tborie ahead were done.
1 Well, well!" I cried, in great delight
To see things boom that way.
" Don't advertising pay, old man?
What have you got to say? "
[ thought he'd like my work eo much
And think my plan to nice
rbat he'd not only praise my wares,
But pay me double price.
And did be do it^ Listen, please.
I thought that I'd drop dead _
When suddenly be turned on me
And vigorously said:
'Take out thatadvertieementquick.
Gol deru yer pesky skin!
['11 never get a chance to rest
Ez long ez it stays in. "
?New York Sun.
L. W. WhlteVLocnls
i. W. White baa luii recleved mo entirely
m line of Ladlen Cloak* mud Jacket*.
>oa't fall to see tbe C oak# and Jackets
Icb bave just arrived at L. W. WblttV.
luy your Cloak* and JackeU from L. W.
te sure to look at L. W. White's stock of
tlblng. Hula aud bboes.
I you waotan Oerooal at aDy prloe yon
> surely get tbe value of your money at
lo to White's for Clotlng, Hats ant} Sboes.
tuy j our Blankets and Kugs from L. W.
'be most complete Slock oT Goods In
perUoutb Ctroltna can be found In Uie
ee stoies ol L. W. White*
You will find our stock of
>ys clothing in knee and
ng pants to be fnll and com
ete. Suits in price from
.50 to $5.00 for boys. P.
oseeberg & n,o.
ometblng nice to read tbe latest Novel*
jpeeda Drug ttipie. ' |J
or fine flavoring: extracts go to Mllford'a AJ
jg more, file uiuljei tbetu bimeelf.
?ont smoke, mean jstgars when yon can gel
?eds Cluoos lor i|,e name price, tbey t re
re popular tbaa?ev?r 11 will take ten
issued 10 supply oor demand ibis month
sember and ibis demand Is steady In- S
aslog. tipeetdj Drug Store. M
I'e have tbe best Hoe of boys' sobool and
m sboea ever sbowu lu Abbeville. Ferrln ^
tb' n< Co. ,
jck as can
)ome at once
3 for you i
. FOR ALL. ' , : 1
Yes. we have on disnlav, the most beautiful line
f Christmas Goods ever seen in Abbeville. The i
oods we are showing are of the very best quality . vj
ad pri'^s that will astonish you.
Among many other things we carry wiil be
Toilet Sets, Fine Crepe Paper, # 'Jill
Manicure Sets, Fine Decorated Paper,
Military Brushes, Stationery, <. . .-I i
t\ i i r _ 11 i n .1 _
-DasKets 01 an Kinas, .dooks oi an kidus,
Fine Box Stationery, Card Receivers,
Waterman's Fountain Pens, Cuff and Collar Boxes, - ;*S
Ladies' Gold Pens, - Handkerchief Boxes, v
Vases, , ... Cravat Cases,
Clocks, -v Photo Frames, . .
Mirrors, Screens, $
Shaving Mirrors, ' Fine Colognes. arid
Shaving Sets, ^ Extracts.
le Sure to See My Line Before Buying. t |
Yours to ptease,
3. A. Milford,: The Druggist.
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f3-rof?firies. Drv Goods, . 1
Farming Tools, etc.,
Aud almost anything the public could possibly
want. Six Thousand Dollars worth of good?
as good as money oould buy.
i you will come at once.
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