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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. G., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1893. VOL. LvTfl. NO. 48. Notice to County Assessors. AS required bylaw as prescribed in Sec. 253, G. S., I do hereby appoint the following named free holders as Boards of Assessors for the purpose of assessing the valuo of real estate aud personal estate in their respective Townships and School Districts for the purpose ot taxation. Their duties and com pensation are prescribed in Sec tions 253, 254, aDd 255 of G. S. County Equalizing Toard to meet in the Auditor's office second Tues day of March, 1891: Blocker T. S.-T E Bird, G M Timmerman, Jas T Ouzts, Jr. Butler S. D.-Zed Crouch, M E Coleman, J W Banks. Centennial S. D.-S T Edwards, W O Carson, H C White. Clevelaud S. D.-F W Trotter, T F Etheredge, T C Moore. Coleman T. S.-W A Mitchell, J S Amacker, Larken Rice. Collier T. S.-Mal. Timmerman, D T Mathis, Thos L Miller. Collins T. S.-W L McDaniel, J H Bufc3ey, Amos Eubanks. Cooper T. S.-F V Cooper, T A Pitts, B B Kinard. Edgefield S. D.-D R Durisoe, W N Burnett, J E Schumpert. Eureka S. D.-F P Johnson, R T Strom, Henry D Ouzts. German vii le T. S.-B L Caugh man, J C Drafts, Jesse H Black. Gray T. S.-R P Holloway, A J Clegg, E J Pickle. Gregg S. D,-S W Gardner, Geo W Turner, C M Horn. Hibler T. S.-W H Yeldell/j W Callison, E H Youugblood. Higgins S.' D.-A P Coleman. Wellington Sheppard, F H Kemp son. Holly S. D.-J N C Fulmer, W B Hvliy, J A Bedenbaugh, Jr. Huiet T. S.-Geo W Black, Jacob L Werts, J W Herbert. Johnston S. D.-Jesse M Hart, W M Hazel, Mark Toney. Kirkseys & D.-C A Arrington, JE Partluu, WM Still. Meriwether T. S.-H H Townes, P B Lanham, J F Atkins. Mobley ?. S.-P B Watson, J W Edwards, Robert's Wright.' Moss T. S.-W P Brunsou, A R Nicholson, H L Hill. Norris T. S.-John R Watson, W W Holson, Thos L Cato. Farksville S. D.-L F Afc, J C I Morgan. Juo R IH&(^k?uH m ! ^??<K^k')ij? T. C<.-r?^*5S5?uVafeTv Frank M Warren, JHB Tompkins. Pine Grove T. S.-P-C Stevens, T S Lewis, J B Mitchell. ' Ridge S. D.-C B Crouch, C G Barr, J W Seigler. Ryan T. S.-J H Tompkins, Dr j J H Jennings, rJ A Searles. Shaw T. S.-J W Hardy, G M Smith, J L Courtney. Talbert T. S.-R A Cochrane, E C Winn, R Y Quarles. Trenton S. D.-C A Long, E L Ryan, B J Day. Union S. D.-I- B Blease, M M Pavne, W A W.-bb. Union Grove S. D.-J W Aiton, J M Gaines, A C Stalworth. Wards T. S.-M W Clark, A Horn, L V Claxton. Washington T. S.-W R Parks, J A Butler, Winchester McDaniel. Wise T. S.-3 B Mays, Thos H Rainsford, P F Ryan. Zoar S. D.-R P Coleman, Luke M Crouch, J D Welis. J. B. HALTIWANGER, Auditor E. C. "The New York\ WEEKLY The "COLUMBIA AND "The Edgefield .A $3.5 ALL FOR $1.00 $3,00 THE WORLDi and is the 1; THE CC cellcnt tim ment, sp^ii clean free It is 2-| in thick, and r THE El is the best this vicinity We thus news up to Send your order with a TISER office and the watch ed at once-_ Feed, Sale, and EJDG-EPI] BEST STOCK. EASIE! ? am now running' a general Feed, SiaDies, just south of the Court House, friends and the public. Special attentii Give me a trial order for a team. Sarisf? I also keep on hand at all times tli country affords. F.P. Tax Assessor's Notice. THE books for receiving tax returns for the fiscal year commencing I January, 1894, and ending October 31st, IS94, will be open from Jan. 1st, 1894, to Feb. 20th, 1894. All persons owning property or otherwise having control of such, either as agent, husband, guardian, father, trustee, executor, administra tor, etc., should return the sane in the county in which such property is situ ated under oath, and within the time prescribed by law. Persons owning real estate, or in any way having control of such, should make a proper return' of the same within the time prescribed, as this is the year for re-assessment of all lands. Section 177, G. S., prescribes the man ner ?nd form for merchants returns. Section 215, G. S, requires the audi tor to add 00% of the property valua tion of all who fail to make their re turns within the time prescribed by law. Section 192, prescribes that insur ance agents shall make retnrns of the business done by each company. All male citizens between the ages of 21 and 50 yearte are required to pay a poll tax of one dollar each. All returns sent by .mail must be made out on the prpper blanks and sworn to before a proper Officer quail- j fled to administer oaths. I will be at the following places at the time specified below to receive tax returns : Red Hill. Thursday, Jan. Colliers, Friday Meriwether Hall, Saturday, " Clarks Hill, Monday, till ia m ** 8 Modoe, " after i " S Parksville, .'Tuesday, till 12m " 9 Plum Branch, " after 1 " 9 W. Y. Quarles, Wednesday, " io Longraires, Thursday, " 11 Minors, Friday, till ia m " 12 Callisons, M al'r 1 to Sat. ia 13-13 Rosa, Saturday, after i, M 13 Kirkseys, Monday, " 15 Williams Mill. Tuesday, till 13 m " 16 Stevens Bros, *. after 1 " 16 Haltiwangers, Wednesday, " 17 A S Werts, Thursday, " lS W M Webb's, Friday, till 12 m M 19 Pitts ?Sr Wheelers, u aPr 1 " 19 Hichardsonville, Saturday, " 20 Coleman's Cross Roads, Monday, ** 23 Dennys, * Tuesday, " 23 'Peurifoy's, Wednesday, " 24 Kinard's Thursday, M 25 Caughman's, Friday, " 20 Hols?n's X Roads, Saturday, " 27 Mt. Willing, Monday, u 29 Forrest's Store, Tuesday. " 30 Watson's Store, Wednesday, " 31 RlJ<re Spring, Thursday, Feb. 1 Wards, Friday, " 3 Johnston, Saturday, 41 3 Trenton, Monday, M 5 Pleasant Lane, Tuesday. 6 Meeting Street, Wednesday, 7 Edgefield C. H. from February 8th, 1894, till February 20th, 1894. After which time 50% will he added to the property of all parties failing to make returns.j J. B. HALTIWAXGER, s Auditor E. C GOOD LI SINCE the pass?e an? bf the Dispensary la*, many of oar "best citizen fered ior want of good which?they have been i even at' enormous prie felt want can be fully <= HAYNER DISTIIX?NG heiu', Ohio, i^JtLeir Kye>sTi-pur? donfue' year ole ?iye Whiske . low price of $3.00 p press charges pre-p: a box wired and sei ot* brands so no one cai. ^ box contains. In no case do *je snip less than two gallons, but you can divide the order in two one gallon packages if desired, which allows you two different kind<i of goods in. a two gallon shipment. It is always best to buy any class of I froods direct from the manufacturers! and save the jobbers profit. If you need anything in this line write LOCK BOT 290, Springfield, Ohio, for price) list. ?XTT-IDOO^" PH0TO6RAPMY. ORDERS SOLICITED FOR Family taps, Schools, Biiliis, Machinery, Animals, Etc. GEO. F. MIMS. If you want a nico breakfast, try my silver back Mackerel and priced Pigs Feet. W. W. ADAMS. Vorld" One Year, EDITION, " WATCH, iyertiser" 0._ NEW YORK WEEKLY s the Leading American paper, argest and best weekly printed. )LUMBIA WATCH is an ex e-keeper, with clock move ig in a barrel, steel pinion, train and a good timekeeper, ches in diameter, i? inches equires no key to wind. )GEFIELD ADVERTISER and strongest local paper in furnish the Time and alijthe time for one year for $3.50. Jbove price to the ADVER and papers will be forward Livery Stables, SLID, S. C. 3T RIDING BUGGIES. Sale, and Livery Stable at the old Gray where I will be glad to seeand serve my :>n given to feeding and watering stock, iction guaranteed. ic FINEST FRESH MEATS that the HOLLINGSWORTH. Position to Teach. AYOUNG LADY competent to teach English, desires a position to teach in family or small school. Ad dress ADVERTISER office Three 2-Hors? Farms. THREE 2-horse farms near Johnston for rent, apply to W. G. KERNAGHAN, or ?W.P. CASSELLS, Johnston, S. C. THE Armitage Manufacturing Co., of Hfchmond, Va, want an agent for their Asphalt Ready Roofing and Asphalt Paints, three colcrs, red, brown, and black. No experience nec essary. If you are out of employment write them. Capers Lfrht Infantry. YOU are hereby ordered to meet at your armory at Parksville on Saturday, the 23rd December, at ll A. M. By order J. H. TILLMAN, Capt. H. A. ADAMS, O. S. Notice. PURSUANT to the By-Laws, the officers aud policy holders of the Farmers' Mutual Fire Insur ance Association of Edgefield are hereby called to meet at Edgefield on Tuesday, Jan. 2nd, 1894, for the purpose of electing officers, and the transaction of other important business. W. H. TIMMERMAN, Pres. L. J. WILLIAMS, Ag?t. School Notice. OFFICE SCHOOL COMMISSIONER, / EDGEFIELD, S. C., Dec. IS. j The public schools of Edgefield county will open on the first Mon day in Janu^y, 1894. Teachers, patrons, and trustees, will please govern themselves accordingly. M. B. DAVENPORT, S.C. E. C. Notice. AMEETING of Freeholders of j Union School District is called to meet at Woodville x\cademy Friday, Jan. 5th,'1~~' .* " ."o vote on special 1 J. V P..1 J - verti8ed to sell on Monday, the first day of January next, will be sold on Tuesday, the second day of January, 1S94. W. H. 0UZTS, Sheriff E. C. W. F. ROATH, Master E. C. Notice of Application for Homestead. STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, EDGEFIELD COUNTY. MASTERS OFFICE, ) EDGEFIELD C. H., S. C., > December 6, 1893. ) NOTICE is hereby given to all con oerned: That Hattie Bussey has filed her petition in this court praying that a Homestead be assigned to her out of the proporty left by the late Marcellus Holmes, deceased, as pre scribed by law. I will pass on the same on the 8tli day of January, 1S9?. W. F. ROATH, Master E. C. P A.TEIST TS. NOTICE TO INVENTORS. There was never a time in the his tory of our country when the demand for inventions and improvements in the arts and sciences generally was so great as now. The cop-wpiences of mankind in the facto;-, and work shop, the household, on trie farm, and in official life, require continual ac cessions to the appurtenances and implements of each in order to save labor, time, and expense. The political change in the administration of the government does not alFect the progress of tho American inventor, wi o bein": on the alert' and ready to perceive the existing deficiencies, does not permit the alfairs of government to deter him from quickly conceiving the remedy to overcome existingdiscrepencies. Too great care cannot be exercised in choos nga competent and skillfully attor ney to prepare and prosecute an ap plication for patent. Valuable intersts have been lost and destroyed in in numerable instances by the employ ment of incompetent counsel, and especially is this advice applicable to those who adopt the "No patent, no pay" system. Inventors who entrust their business to this class of attorneys do so at imminent risk, as the breadth and strength of the patent is never considered in view of a quick endeavor to get an allowance ?nd obtain thr fee tl en due. THE PrEss CLAIMS COMPANY, John "Wedderbi-rn, General Manager, 618 F street, N, W., Wash ington, D, C.. representing a large number of important daily and weekly papers, as well as general peoiodicals of the country, was instituted to pro tect its patrons from the unsafe methods heretofore emDloyed in this line of business. The said Company is prepared to take charge of all patent business entrusted to it for reasonable fees, and prepares and prosecutes ap plications generally, Including mechanical inventions, design patents trademarks, labels, copyrights, inter ferences, infringements, validity re ports, and gives especial attention to rejected cases, lt is also prepared to enter into competition with any firm in securing foreign patents. Write for instructions and advice. JOHN WEDDERBURN, 618 F Street, p, O. Box 385. Washington, D. C. I had a malignant breaking ont on mv li below thc knee, and wascured's??nd ana we with two and a half bottles; of (959 Other blood medicines had faded PTTfrj to do me any good.. Wm C;. BEATY, I was troubled from childhood wi th.an ac-, ravntod case of Tetter, and three bottles olc| ~~\ cured mo permanently.! WALL APE M ANTI, Maanviile, L.T. Coir book on Blood and Skin Diseases mailed tree. , SWIFT SPECIFIC Co., Atlanta. Ga. M if YOE ??MI A BEM?MCOTSFAPE?. 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Address all communications thus: THE NEW YORK TIMES, ] Printing House Square, ( New York City, N. Y < JAS. H. TILLMAN, ! Attorney and Counsellor at Law. ! EDGEFIELD, S. C. Will practice in State and Federal - Courts. ( Ofiice, Norris building, up stairs. ? JO&TTCANTELOTJ, ? ATTORNEY AT LAW. < EDGEFIELD, S. C. j Will practice in all the Courts of the ] State. j W. ?TmJRNETT, ' Successor to GEO. B. LAKE, ' CYCLONES FIRE INSURANCE, j Office over Bank of Edgefield, -FOR- j FireLife Insurance: - JUST - - CALL ON - D. R. DURIS0E, No. 3, ADDISON ROW, EDGEFIELD, - - S. C, L0GAI2 BREVITIES. . _ Reform is the wagon, Legislature is the boss, ; Tillman is the driver I But "we-all" is the boss. Mr. Jerry Gardner and family have removed to Georgia. Mr. B. L. Rambo, for a number of years a resident of our town, has removed with his family to Augusta. -JAiken has just completed her artesian well, and the people are 20$ course delighted. They get an abundant supply of cold freestone water at a depth of 700 feet. The News and Courier favors tb| passage of a law prohibiting farmers in this State from selling th?ir wood, on tho ground that posterity will suffer if all the for ests are cut down. This only goes to khow that the News and Courier folks are still daft. ?M 'Sheriff Ouzts left our town on Wednesday for Macon, Ga., where he goes to get Wm. Carpenter, who was convicted of kiUing Yonce a yeal or two ago, and escaped from j?sL just after conviction. The Shj?riff is accompanied by J. W. Hardy and West Yonce. |Irs. Scurry, mother of R. T. ami J. R. Scurry, died at her home in* our town on Tuesday of last week, and was buried in our vil lage cemetery on the day follow ing. Mrs. Scurry had been a pa tient suffer for many days, and bf&e all with the patient resigna tion of a Christian. - *When it was first rumored that ani' effort was being made to de stroy the symmetry of Edgefield connty.^by cutting off a large slice for Greenwood county, J. Wm. Thurmond, Esq., of our town, at once left for Columbia and worked Sg?i?ist this disruption like a Twjan. He will not be forgotten for it by Edgefield county, and especially will Saluda remember th?se things hereafter, for to his 3fforts in large measure is due the >.:t3:- "t fv,r> iii-nnnxrnrifl rnnntv ^,.v>__u^au uruiocu. Brakeman W. F. Kane, left leg broken and badly bruised. Mrs. Wm. Beattie, of Granit? ville, who waa returning from Au gusta, was thrown against the stove, and besides being painfully burned, was hurt about the mouth. On the freight train, Ed. Smith, a colored dead head, had his foot broken and legs badly hurt. It is supposed that a tramp who was known to be riding on the truck of one of the freight cars was killed, but until the debris is clearod it is impossible to state positively. The engine on the passenger train was totally demolished, as was that on the freight, but no cars on the former were damaged. The train was just in the act of Blowing up, as it was pulling into the station, and was running about fifteen miles an hour. A. Wonderful Phenomenon. A wonderful, if not startling ex hibit was made in the northwest ern sky on Wednesday morning last just before day. Ransom Bird, colored, who hauls wood in the winter, and digs wells in the sum mer, (and who by the way would like to swap a well for a second hand buggy or a road cart,) got up before day on the morning men tioned, and happening to look to ward the northwest, saw what seemed to him to be a full moon. Dnly it was round like a ball in stead of being round like a pan lake. This wonderful moon had a long, vaporous, and fiery tail and moved off towards the northeast, ipparently about as high from ihe earth as the tops of tall trees, [n its twisting and turning and involutions the tail wrote on the sky two immense but very distinct letters. Th* se letters were G. S. What they meant we can of course Dnly surmise. They may have re ferred to Simontou's elevation to ;he circuit judgeship, and been the nitial letters of "Go up Simon ion." Or-it may have been intend ?d as a tribute to our friend D, B. Peurifoy, who while a member of ;he Legislature some years ago, made John Haskell "Go Slow," ilthough he couldn't exactly or ?ntirely stop him from going. Perhaps it meant "Greenwood Souped." But Ransom says the letters told him to "Get Skoerod." Best N. 0. Syrup, 50c. gallon. 3alt, 65c. sack. Loaded Shells. iOc. box. Puwder, 20o pound. Shot, 11.60 saok. Felt Wads, 20c. W. W. ADAMS. I have as nice line of fancy and heavy groceries as was eyer brought to this market, at living prices. W. W. ADAMS. Black Pepper, 20c, pound. All Spice, 10c. pound. Round wood Matches, 10c. dozen. W, W, ADAMS, GREENWOOD COUNTY. The Greenwood County bill came up for consideration in the Senator Tuesday and Mr. Hemphill objected to its consideration, read ing from the Code the law relating to. the method of procedure by which such matters must be brought to the attention of the Leg islature, and holding that the law had not been complied with. Mr. Mayfield replied to Mr Hemphill. This was no snap judg ment, plenty of notice had been given and the question of legal right raised cannot apply. Mr. Fuller took the same posi tion. Mr Moore called up the Code to show that Mr Hemphill had gotten hold of law that affected an en tirely different class of legislation. The title was matters of legisla tion of personal interest. Mr Mayfield and Mr J. G. Evans gradually drew the discussion into a discussion between themselves. Mr. Mayfield wanted to know if he considered this a matter of per sonal legislation. Mr Evans thought it affected personal interests. The Chair declined to rule on the poiut, but submitted it to the Senate. It was sustained, and Greenwood County killed by the . following vote: Yeas-Beasley, Brice, Derham, Evans. J. G., Fuller* Glenn, Harrison, Hemphill, Jenkins, Magill, McDaniel, Miller, Ragin, Timmerman, Verdier, Wilson-17. Nays-Ab'iott, Bigham, Brown. , Efird, Evans W. D., Finley May- : field, Moore,Mower, O'Dell, Peake, ? Redfearn, Stribbli::2, Williams -14. COUNTY GOVERNMENT BILL The new county government bill no pay. Provision ia made also for a more thorough working of the roads, (with convicts,) than ever before, and it is thia feature of the bill that we specially com mend. The roads are to be worked by regular contractors who give bond for the making and main taining of good roads. We have always favored the idea of entrusting the management of county matters-roads,bridges,elc, to one person, and thus fix the re sponsibility of the good or bad methods without possibility of shirking on the other fellow. President Cleveland has offered to Congressman Brawley, of Char leston the position of district judge, made vacant by the appoint ment of Simonton to the position of circuit judge. It is thought that Brawley will accept. If he Bhould do so there will be a va cancy in the lower House of Con gress to fill which Gov. Tillman will order an election. Abbeville people thank Senator John Gary Evans and Senator Timmerman for their splendid fight against the new county. Abbeville Medium. And so do Edgefield people. Judge Waxem's Proverbs. Detroit Free Pres*. It's a skeerce politishan that keeps all his promises. Ef the Amerikin eaglo wa zn'' a mity tuff burd tho politikle partys tvood pull him in two. Taiu't the most morrel man , that gits the most votes. Some constituants expect a con pressman not only to furnish the , lioker, but to drink it. Wummin m politicks is like . lowers in ? pigp'n. Politikle reform always wants ;o reform sumpthin else. Of?is holdin' contagus. Honesty is the best polisy ef 30U can get thar on it. _ i Baldwin's Guano is the best. 1 Make hay while the sun shines*' ' a,ud haul your Baldwin's Ammo tiiated guano while the roads are ? good. Supply on hand at t W. W. ADAMS'S. ? HYMENEAL. MARRIED, by Rev. J. S, Jordan, i at the residence of Mr. Gto. Dorn, I Sunday, Dec. 17th, Mr. T. B. BELL < and Miss KATE DORI:-?')cth of I Edgefield county. GEN. WASHINGTON SANG. He Took the Twins on Iiis Knees and Warbled the Darby Bani. New York Christian Advocate. Gen. Washington and Chief Jus tice Ellsworth, of Connecticut, were intimate friends. On one occasion Washington dined with Ellsworth at his residence in Windeor. During his visit he was taken into the nursery, where were two twin boys, afterward Governor Ellsworth and Hon. Henry L. Ells worth. He took one on each knee and sang to them this song, the words of which are preserved, but, unfortunately not the music: THE DERBY (DARBY) RAM. As I was going to Derby Upon a market day, I spied the biggest ram, sir, That ever was fed on hay. Tow de row de row, Tow de row de da. He had four feet to walk, sir, He had four feet to stand; And ev'ry foot he had, sir, Covered an acre of land. Tow, etc. The wool upon his back, sir, lt reached unto the sky, And eagles built their nests there, For I heard the young ones cry. Tow, etc. The wool upon his tail, sir, I heard the weaver say, Made three thousand yards of cloth, sir, For he wove it all in a day. Tow, etc. It is not often that the Father of bis Country appeared in this role; but this anecdote was handed lownin the Ellsworth family, and it is undoubtedly authentic. The Christmas Tree at Buzzard's Hollow. I 'ain't much for spendin' my Oh.istmueses away from home, ez, fruin the very natur o' things, they iir becomin' limited as it wuz, an' '_- .._ ^v.u lu uc. OU 1 told cousin Ethan thet I'd cum over fur Christniuss, arrivin' a few days before to help any preppyra tions as was goin' forrid at the time. Ez Ethan's folks from Dear born county wus comiu' tew the tree there wuz plenty o' cookin' tew do, an' I am the woman who did it, ez Ethan's wife wuz occu pied most of her time in goin' over tew the church an' talkin' about the tree. Thar wuz only one comfort about doin' the cooking, I'd know what I et. I waruted, bad, tew go an' help fix, but Ethan's wife said I'd better let it bust on rae in full glory, so I went on cookin'. Wal, Christmuss come, an' the most satisfaction I got outen the whole day wuz the sight of 'em all eatiu' the grub I'd worked over. It done me good to see Ethan fill up on them good things. He would be a fatter and happier man ef he got sich victuals every day, for the happyness of a home do lie, ye know, in the way a man hez his meals. So I gave 'em a rattlin' good breakfast, an' a starter it war fer the dinner of which modesty makes me not mention too particu layly. When the whole crowd lay back a gaspin', with three kinds o' pie yet to fetch on, I felt like Na poleyun crossing the Alps, or doin' somethin' fine, and Ethan's wife ?ivin' me all the credit at that. So we all started fur the church whar the tree wuz set up in full ?lory. They had the curtin' down an' it wasn't very light. Sum folks bed cum in the afternoon so as to jet good seats, and wuz holdin' jnto 'em fur dear life. We stum bled around an' finally got squoze in some 'ers. All the babies in Dearborn county wuz thar, cryin' ?onsiderable. The boys kep' vhistlin' an' the gals wuz gigglin'. ?.t 8 o'clock; after an awful long va it, the curtin' wuz took down au' :he tree appeared to our longin' /iew. It wuz the tallest tree the Doys could find about, and it wuz ;rimmed up spbndiferous indeed. While they wuz singin' a glee of some sort, I counted up thirty-six jtrings o' gilded walnuts, twenty itrings of looped cranberries, like vise popcorn and paper flowers Dlooming, rioh and rare on th ? irabs and- ^roppin' natural like From the top. There wuz candies, ind oranges, and apples, and sugar men, ?nd wax angels until yer 3yes wuz tired. It was a fine sight m' not often surpassed. Th? parson prayed an' sort o' blessed the tree an' its fruit there of, hopin' none would be disap pointed at the results but leavin' everything in. the hands o' Provi dence. Then the Sunday-school children all got a doll or a toy, and some candy an' oranges and wuz happy. I seed in the signs of the times, ez the excitement hadn't begun. Then the young man was' yellin' out the names, sez he : "Will Miss Jennie Peters please step up an' git the fine gold watch placed on the tree by a particular friend?" Mis? Jennie, more radianter than the rising sun, just smirked up the aisle an' got her watch. "Mr. John Peters will please walk up and git this yer encyclo pejia in seventeen volloms, bound in Rushy calf, from his lovin' wife." Mr. Peters riz up au' asked touchin'ly if they couldn't remain thar until meetin' was out, ez he felt a little overcome. "Mrs. Peters will please step up to the platform and take poseshion of this beautiful siJk dress, from her devoted husband." There wuz a holler groan from the crowd. The Peteres wuz on top, but jist then a man stepped fowid and said, "Is Mr. Samuel Johnson in the house? Here is a receipted bill fur a fine Morgan hoss an' Lawrenceburg buggy tor him from his lovin' father." > When a ganglv lookin' lad o' seventeen ned ambled up an' got the envelope, the big man went on," "Here is, likewise, a bundle with the title deed of the old homestead for Mis'Johnson, from her hus band, hopin' she'll continue to 'low him on the premises."' Of course the crowd fairly howl ed. I begun to feel ez ef I'd struck the biggest Christmus I'd ever seen. Nobody, ez yet, hed erivon me a r.hinv d dl-babv. an' T lets, thick and wide, which i never expected to possess. I wuz jist tew proud for any use in tho world. I put them on an' spread them out and was terrible chipper. They give out au awful lot o' jewelry an' watches, bank-notes, checks, an' property. Everyone was laughin' au' satisfied to death. Ii jist wuz the richest place I'd ever seen in my life. Then we et the candy an' the popcorn an' wc cracked the gilded walnuts, an'it wuz gettin' awful late. Just afore we went out Ethan's wife cum along an' she had a grate lot o' rings an' watches an' sich. "Fun's over," sez she, 1 hand over yer bracelets, auntie. We must get 'em checked off." "Hand 'em over," sez I, "haint they to keep?" "Oh no," sez she, "that wuz all fur show, we jist hired 'em for thc occasion." Well, I was mad. I jist looked her in the face, au' sez I, 'Wal, this here is a shamposterous busi ness, this tree doing. Whar's the checks an' things?" "0 thet's all fun between our selves," sez she. "We don't like to let anybody git ahead o' Buz zard's Holler, an' we took this way 'moug ourselves to make a good big show." "It's an awful mean way," sez I, trompin' down the snow hard. "I'm nearer loosin' my temper than I been fur five years. I feel so sort o' left an' foolish." "Never mind," sez she, iii her airy way. Ethan toi' me to buy yeran album the very nox' time I go to the city. We feel 'bliged to yer." So that's the way they had a big Christmas tree up to Buzzard's Holler. They may draw in sum fools next Christmas, but not yer old Aunt Elnora, of Pineville. 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