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VOL. XX VII.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 24. 1902.
;. vi T was just before the Christmas of
' I 1S50 thnt four little Alabama girls
were as busy as four llttie girls
* Lily Langhorne, Lucy Waller, Mat
tie Harwood.and Lizzie Ella Manning
" . -could be. They were to" have a dolls'
party on the -Monday after Christmas,
and they could talk of notblng else.
Eal Stanley discovered that the girls
brid a project on hand. The whlsper
. ing behind desk lids and around 'the
stove, and the long conferences during
recess, told the secret, . although;the
strictest silence .about their plaiis^was
maintained in the presence of.the boys.
Lily often let slip an uiugn?rded re
mark about the coming festivity; and
then clapped her hands' over her
moutffJf-she" saw Hal Stanley near,
'?ozih?zziei Ella, had said over and over
again, '.Whatever you do, Lily Lang
horne, don't you tell Hal Stanley. I
don't want him to know one word
about It until It is all over!""
"I say so. too!" exclaimed Mattie
Harwood. "Why, aren't you going to
* i let him come to the party?" asked Lily,
in a'pathetic voice.
"Let him come!" said Lizzie Ella.
"Fm astonished at you, Lily Lang
horne. Don't you know Hal Stanley
well enough_to know we don't want
him at our .pJSrty?. What are you think
ing" about?"' *
.1 thought maybe you'd jet vb im
come, after .we had-ilnished'fixin' .our
. things?" said Lily. *- *
'.'Well, you thought wrong-he shan't
come any titue'if 1 have anything'to
do wirti ir," asserted .Lfezie -Ella. "
"He lets me vide'on his ?p^ny''some
times, and leads him all around the
? front yard," said Lily, meekly.
"Yes, and pinches you when he" takes
." you off'the pony; doesn't he?" retorted
Lizzie Ella. *
"He don't pinch me bari," insisted
"Well, Lily Langhorne, you are a
strange girl, I declare. I should think
you wouldn't waut him at tbe party,"
answered Lizzie Ella, with a toss of
"Oh,T don't want him, if you don't,
^. Lizzie J-:?U.. Only b^--^vfcl-~fa??s?HW^
comm', aTiylrOw," salc? Lily.
'"Very "well.*! said Lizzie Ella, still
provoked, "none of the boys shall come
if Hal Stanley is to come. If he comes
I shall not come, and my sister shall
not mate thc dolls' dresses, and I
won't lr y ruy hand to a thing. I did
think- o could have some boys and
have : dance, but we'll have girls
cnoug.- to make a set."
"It would be nice to have some
boys," said Mattie Harwood. "Ed.
Waller can dance."
"Well, wc cau't have them. My
mother says we cannot invite thc oilier
boys and not invite Hal Stanley, and I
-will-not-have-Hal Stanley at our
dolls' party. Now. you've got it," said
Lizzie Ella defiantly, a* she walked
f?way from the group of girls.
And so it was settled that the dolls'
party should be enjoyed without the
presence of boys, and the preparations
for the event began. The Saturday
before the. eventful Monday the table
was already decorated with frosted
cakes and fruits and candies. The
dolls in all their fiuery were in their
The table was beautiful. The bright
colored caudles and the gay dresses of
the dolls hone among bouquets and
garlands aiid bowers. Everything had
been arranged to perfection, and the
door of the room was closed. After
the dance the girls were to enter the
room and stand around the table be
hind the dolls. Each girl was to have
a match, and at-,a given signal each
was to light the three candles iu front
of the doll behind which she stood.
They had practiced the marching and
standing until they could-do it without
a mistake. All were to light the can
dles at once, so that an illumination
should burst over the table like a flash.
. By 4 o'clock Monday afternoon the
girls had arrived in full dress. They
talked and played games, and every
thing was delightful. The moment ar
rived when the procession was to
mareh to the table where the fine for
eign ladies in national costumes await
ed them. The music on the piano
struck up and the girls started. OU
they went, keeping step to the march
until they reached the table and each
girl (itood in her place. Not a mistake
had been made; the girls were radiant
with happiness. The signal was given
and suddenly the table was a blitze of
light. The pyramid of snowy cakes
and the sparkling candies and brilliant
fruits and tiny bowers and wreaths
made a fairy .scene. A burst of ad
miration went round the table. "Oh!
oh! oh! oh!" sounded from one to an
other. They were too delighted to
speak, when suddenly a scream
brought everybody back from fairy
land. It Was fcily Langhorne. "The
dolls! Oh, .the dolls! where are the
dolls? Oh! oh! oh!"
Then every girl asked the same ques
tion, except Lizzie Ella, who shrieked,
"Who did It? who did it?"
And where were the dolls? There In
the chair of each one "sat a dirty rag
doll with a black face and a woolly
head, wearing-.a red calico turban in
stead of a wreata of roses.
. "It's Hal Stanley, hateful Hal Stan
same with r>o?e
thc babe lying
tn a manger.
Luke H. 16.
ley!" screamed Lizzie Ella.
"Hal Stanley!" echoed all the girls.
"We'll never speak to him again!"
During the excitement a servanl
opened a closet door in a corner of thc
"Look hyah, Mistis," called she tc
Mrs. Langhorne, "hyah's de dolls. Pei
grashus sake, jes look!"
And sure enough there hung thc
dolls. The Parisian lady, with bet
hands tied behiud her back, was hang
ing from a peg; the Spanish lady was
dangling by her feet; the Switzerland
lady was tied and gagged so that she
could not speak one word; and the la
dles of Russia and Holland, Denmar!;
and Sweden and Prussia wore hanging
Mrs. Laiighorne's scissors cut thc
gallows, and she handed to each glr
her treasure. The fine spangles and
laces had suffered from the execution
but the lady dolls were soon placed ni
the table and the rag dolls wen
thrown aside with contempt.
"Your dolls are not dead if they hnv<
been hanged," said Mrs. Langhorne
"They are as much alive as they evei
Sunshine followed the storm, and tin
girls did enjoy tne remainder of tin
evening. Nobody ever discovered win
hanged the dolls.-The Household.
"I guess paw hasn't got so mud
money this your," said little brother.
"What makes you think so?" asket
"'Cause he was tolling me that i
wasn't right to impose on Santa Clan
just because the old feller was good
Kot an Exhaustivo Treatise.
"And now," said the literary mn:
who had earned $100 by a syndicat
article on "What to Buy for Christina
Presents," "if I only knew what soi
of a Christmas gift to get for my wif
I should be perfectly happy."-Chicag
-Legend of tho MIstTetoo,
Christmas-is never'Christinas with
out the holly wreath and the mistletoe.
Christians venerated the-holly or holy
tree because'to tli?m the little thorny
. leaves - and red berries made in a
I Imbath typified, the crown of thorns
and "thebloody drops.. Doubtless they
introduced this solemn reminder at thc
festival in order not to forget the sa
credness of the occasion in the g?ner*? 1
Thc mistic hush, mistletod-or mis
tletoe, as. we know it-owes its Uso'
.h's a/;festal docuraU.cn. to pagan' times.
.According- to the "Scandinavian Joguiid,
?ald?ir, t?io %0st beloved.. df.'all?tl?e'
gods, hnd'a premonition that death im
pended. Thereupon His mother,. Frigga,
; besought everything that was begotten
of earth, ali-,'fire or water to swear
not-to harm her spn.
But In her request she overlooked the
insignificant little mistletoe. Loki, the
god of destruction, disguised as au old
woman, visited Frigga, and, learning
of her oversl, ht, liurried back to Where
the gods were assembled. There they
were amusing themselves by hurling
all manner of missiles at Bnldur, and
all were turned aside. But Loki with
an arrow of mistletoe pierced Baldur's
In reparation, the mistletoe was
given to Frigga to do as she saw,fit,
provided It touched not earth. ?rid
she, to show that she bore np ill will,
hung it up, and every one who passed
? 'nm? i tgmut??uMUM "i i .i.'..,*f*r" ". * j '
under it received a kiss as a token that,
instead of hatred and jealousy, the
mistletoe now stood for love and for
Their Christmas Gifts.
"I thought it better to get you some
thing useful," said Mr. Dossill to his
wife, "so I have bought you a, couple
of good brooms for your Christmas
"That was very thoughtful of you,
my dear," replied Mrs. Dossill. "I
share your ideas, and have bought you
a good strong coal-scuttle for you to
carry up fuel from the cellar in."
An old English recipe for plum pnd
c ding is as follows: Mix together one
and one-halt cupfuls of currants that
b have been cleaned, washed and dried.
2 one and one-half cupfuls of .stoned
J raisins, one pound of suet, chopped
line; three-quarters ol' a pound ol' stale
bread crumbs, one-quarter of a pound
of brown sugar, one-quarter of a pound
li of Hour, the grated' rind of one lemon
and one-half pound of minced candied
:1 orange peel. Beat live eggs, not sep
arating thc whites and yolks, add one
t cupful of liquid to them and mix thor
s oilghly with Hie other ingredients.
I- Boil for six hours. When wanted for
use boil six hours longer. When ready
to serve, uumould, stick a sprig of
holly in the centre, and wreath with
? a hard sauce.
Tlie difficulties of .candy* mig&lng'
have been greatly exaggerated. Any
otic ..WiJ h a Mt tie patience- can ;^pake
The. 'easiest candies to make; are
those prepared from confectioners'
sugar and eggs. The sugar Is of One
qjial?ry mixed With certain gums tG
give it consistency and requires no
troublesome boiling, hence its pophlf v*
Jty. : '
To make thc c.'iiiOy from thc silgar,
several eggs arc broken and the Whites \
are separated from the yolks. *The
yolks may ' set aside for use in tome |
ho?sehol. "ration, ns only the whites ;
are needed or the cfihdy.
Fora pound box of candy the w'illtes
of two eggs are about suilicient. The
whites are put in a cup and mixed j
with p.h eqilal (quantity of wafer'and ;
about half a teaspoonful uf extract of j
vanilla or whatever other -'flavoring
extract is to.- b& used. Thc liquid ls
then gradually mixed with the sugar
until a paste of-nbriilt thc consistency
of dough has been made. The ctfi?po*
jgjjir? fii??trty there
umsmfy tte aricia
multitude of fl)? heaven
ly, boft -praising Ga? %} j'
toward me?. .
I bom itt 9etb!<rb4*?tt of
? ja?ecxi m thc ?ny* of
' ficrotVihe hitig, b?x??
tlj*re mm tuife m*n
from tb? e<xft to
sition is thoroughly worked together
with a strong wooden or metal spoon
of large size.
A clean white cloth is spread on the
table. The hands being thoroughly
washed, a little butter-the unsalted
kind is best-is spread upon the An
gers, and the pieces of candy are
worked into shape and placed in a pan
on a piece of oiled paper. The pan is
then put away until the candy hardens.
These candies may be colored brown
by mixing melted chocolate with the
candy when the eggs and flavor arc
put in. The juice of spinach will im
part a green that is a perfectly harm
The kernels of English walnuts
placed on the top of tlie bits of candy,
half a kernel to each piece, make deli
A sort of nougat can be made by
slicing shelled English walnuts,
blanched almonds and clean white pea
nuts. The slices of nuts should be
mixed with the sugar and eggs while
still quite liquid, care being taken not
to break the nuts more than neces
sary. The substance is then formed
into bars and set aside to dry aud
Chocolate creams may be made hy
taking the white sugar and whites of
eggs and molding tile pieces of candi'
into little conos. These are set aside
for several hours, or a day. to harden.
Some melted sweet chocolate is pre
pared in a howl and each of tho cones
is taken up on thc point of a clean, new
halpin which has boon scoured with
sand soap before using and one hy one
they are dipped into the chocolate un
til they are thoroughly coated. They
are Hun ranged on sheets of oiled
paper on buttered pans and left to
Cocoanut candies may be made by
mixing shredded cocoanut with the
sugar as tlie candy is being made.
In order that a rainbow may bo pro
duced, the sun must not be more than
forty-two degrees above thc horizon. .
ARCTIC MOTIVE IS FAME
THE B'.'BBLE REPUTATION OUT
WEIGHS LIFE AND TREASURE,
And from This 1'olnt of View tho Quos,
tlon "Doa* SoHCcliiiiGr for tlio North
Polo Fay?" Answers Itself - A Clever
Analysis of tho Arctic Explorer.
Eighty-four, seventeen, 84.17.
Looked at in any way, wi i tien In
whatsoever fashion, they do not soeni
to mean more ur to bo more thin just
eighty-four, seventeen-a common
combination of four figures which an
untutored child might write over snd
again upon 9 Slate. Juggle them this
way and that, as a conjuror would four
S^ass balls, and still they are Just eight
a'.ld four and one and seven, for aught
we know who have not been instructed
in their singular significance.
But the other day a man carno out of
the north and stood on a bleak and fcr
o.uuing hill at Cape Sabine, and shook
his head, and said, "Eighty-four, seven
teen." What he meant wa? this:
That pluck and intelligence and mon
ey had once more combined in vain;
that Lieut. Peary had made a northing
of only 84 degrees and 17 minutes, and
had missed by 360 miler i~e goal of his
ambition, and that the arctic still kept
its mystery safe within its cruel, white
and seductive bosom.
Whether all this should be set down
as splendid romance or plain, ordinary
folly depends much upon the point of
Like little Peterldn, when he found a
skull in thc cornfield and wanted to
know "what they killed each other for,"
there are many very sensible people
who sanely live and die, make love and
pay their taxes, and do not understand
at all this thing called "arctic explora
Indeed, there is so much of a haze
and bolo around the arctic explorer
that to find out the man and his mo
tives is almost as difficult as to attain
to the pole itself. No glorious knight
of the Table Round ever engaged in
more shadowy, intangible quest, with
less hope of what the world calls re
ward, or earned the plaudits of a more
.thunderous, gaping audience, tl?an
these knights errant of the snows.
The truth is that the great arctic
motive is composed of many wants and
impulses-imaginations. thirst for
knowledge, love of adventure, the am
bition to excel, and the mere eagerness
that men have to be doi-e something.
The Vikings wer? arctic explorers De
cause they wanted to find-Nivlheim,
the mythical land where the frost
giants played. Eric the Red loved the
cold sprav on hi? ohe?v T -*- iU
_.- finlay into
darkness and barely escaper] Ginnunga
gap, the abyss of the world's end-a
most excellent adventure, indeed, and
fine stuff for grandfather talcs and
minstrelsy for many and many a day.
Then came thc medieval dren m of a
northwest passage by the open Polar
Sea to the wealth of India and Cathay.
The idea took firm hold upon tue rich
fifteenth century imagination; and
even as late as 1C07 Henry Hudson
tried to find in the north an open wa
terway to the Pacific. Dreams? Yes,
But, says Nansen, "England has to
thank these chimeras in no small de
gree for the fact that she has become
the mightiest seafaring nation of the
world." Splendid dreams, indeed. Ul
tima Thule! The words fairly tingle
with the reiterated romance of che
centuries-bold voyages into uncharted
deeps where thc blue bergs held their
As for modern motive, Nansen gives
the clew to it when he writes often and
again of "wresting the secret from
these unknown regions of ice," and
when he said of his proposed 'attempt
to drift across the pole from the New
Siberian Islands to ihe Greenland
coast. "It is not to seek for the ex
act mathematical point that forms thc
northern extremity of the earth's axis,
that we set out, for to reach this point
is intrinsically of small moment. Our
object is to investigate the great un
known region that surrounds the pole."
Nansen reached 86.14.
All of which does not yet make clear
the bootless toiling, the useless sacri
fice, the magnificent courage that arc
tic sacrifice, the magnificent courage
that arctic explorations exact. To find
thc true incentive, we shall have to go
deeper yet, and touch those hidden
springs that tumble men headlong
into such mad, forlorn and futile do
ings as mystify the gods.
Only the other day a little dried up
man, with his face scorched to a crust,
like lava, returned to Algiers with a
simple, brief story of having traveled
2000 miles among the Moroccan Ber
bers, a somewhat peculiar people, who
would have made a fine but deplorably
ugly example of him, if they had pene
trated his disguise. He had no partic
ular business in thus taking death by
the arm, except a desire to know
things. So with that woman, Mrs.
Workman, who recently climbed
Loongma glacier in the Himalayas, af
ter indescribable hardships and per
ils, just because she wanted to do
sometning big and exceptional. She
doesn't like pink teas.
It is a mighiy good thing, we cannot
doubt, that, all success lu the world
is not spelled with the same set of
characters. Most men like to excel.
Some choose seven figures on the cred
it side of the lodger. Some take to mu
sic, to painting, even, in their extrem
ity, to the romantic school of fiction.
I There are men who devote many toil
: some hears to mastering the carom;
I at least two or three have sacrificed
their fine intellect to chess; while the
lives that have been "thrown away,"
wiih splendid fury and abandon, just
to carry a slippery pigskin ball across
a muddy field to a whitewashed Une
ca?led goal, are really enough to keep
prudent folks awake at night to the
prejudice of their health and the peril
of their precious happiness.
So, after all, the reason why men
try to reach the prue, going blithely
through silences that are at one with
the silence of the stars, over white
nesses that are akin to the whiteness
of death-the reason is that the pole
is there, and, within the limits of his
tory and tradition, no man has seen it.
What more, forsooth? And this adven
ture has one marked advantage, too,
over mest other avenues of spright
ly endeavor: There is only one No *h
Pole, and unless the earth come a
cropper in inc celestial fields, ?md zrt
to spinning on another axis, the mnn
who finds it shall not need to sit tV-rc,
and watch it. He will have-won hi?
Eureka for all time, and may res; fa
such temperate zone, ot* serenity RS
his rare and restless spirit can com
And, finally, who knows? Colvrobus
could not have foreseen thc Declara
tion of Independence when he sailed
out to Pud something. Franklin did
not dream of the telephone when Le
played with kites in a thunder storm
Every new outpost of science, ov?,ry
star that swims into our ken, every is
land of the seas surprise the world 'ind
often its discoverer, too. What is there
at the North Pole? The Garden of
Eden, or an awful spectacle of ice ..md
snow and night? No matter; it is still
unknown; and human curiosity i*
stronger yet than death, and fears not
man nor devil nor any unseen thing.
E. A. Bingham in the New York Mail
BEANS AND BEANS.
To Know Tlicin the f??v;int Mnsf He Fa
miliar With Some Kl ?r ll ty Yarletle?.
Did you ever watch heans grow?
They come up out of the ground as if
they had been planted upside
down. Each appears carrying
the seed on top of his stalks, as if
they were afraid folks would not
kno^' that they were beans unless
they immediately told them. In early
accounts of American discovery beans
are mentioned as found among the
native tribes. In 1492 Columbus
found beans in Cuba. According to
Dc Vegas thc Indians of Peru had sev
eral kinds of heans. Ir Bancroft's
"Native Races" the beans of Mexico
De Candolle assigns the Lima bean
tn Brazil, where it has been found
growing wild. Seeds have leen found
in the mummy graves of Peru, In
southern Florida tne Lima hean seed
white blotched or speckled with red,
is found growing spontaneously in
abandoned Indian plantations.
It has not been found wild in Asia,
nor has it any Indian or Sanscrit
name. It reached England in 1779.
In central Alrica but two seeds are
ever found in a pod. It is not prob
able that the common kidney bean
(Phaseouts vulgaris) existed in the
recite, or useless, only, to behol? and
contemplate the wonderful works of
In the report of the Missouri botan
ical gardon of 1901, H. C. Irish gives
an exhaustive paper upon "Garden
Beans Cultivated as Escaulcnts." He
gives ten pages of pictured beans, re
minding one of 80 varieties a boy in
Vermont collected and carried to the
fair many years ago.
In tho United States beans are
soaked In water, then boiled and
baked. In old times the Vermont
beans were soaked in cold water over
night, then boiled all the forenoon
and baked all the afternoon in a brick
oven, generally in .he company
of brown bread and Indian pudding;
also a bit of salt pork was added be
fore hoing laked, the rind evenly
GUAINT AND CURIOUS
A lake schooner was loaded at Du
luth the other day with 8440 tons of
ore, equivalent to 281,333 bushels of
wheat. This is the largest cargo ever
floated on the great lakes.
The famous Rat Hole mine, in the
mountains of Arizona, was discovered
by a woman who watched a trader rat
carrying things out of her tent to its
hole in the rocks. The mine, it is
caid, has paid millions in dividends.
One of the largest happy families
on record was recently broken up by
tho police of Paris, France, because
tho neighbors complained of the night
ly racket. Thc hostess of this home
kept 70 chickens, 30 pigeons, one goat,
four cats, eight dogs, one parrot, and
V?. small birds.
Captain Harland of the British
steamer Hardanger reports having run
into a rain of bats on the trip from
New York City to Baltimore. The
ship was attacked by great numbers
of the bats, and it was with great
difficulty that those on deck could
protect themselves from their sharp
The largest apple in Boone county,
Kan., has been found growing on a
tree in a millet patch, on the farm of
Mrs. E. A. Jones. The tree was small,
and wos not supposed to have any
fruit on it; but this apple, which is of
the Ben Davis variety, is 15 inches in
circumference, and weighs a pound.
The millet around where it grew was
ll feet high.
The bicycle cyclometer which is
made so economically and compactly
for uso on the bicycle has evolved into
a machine used now for a great many
purposes. One form or another of the
cyclometer has now been adapted to
p number of machines where it is de
sired to keep tab on the number of
pieces turned out. The latest article
of this kind is a tiny device b;- which
the officials of telephone companies
are enabled to know at a glance which
of tho girls nf the telephone exchange
are chirking work. The machine is
fastened in an inconspicuous place on
thc switchboard and mak^s accurate
record of every teelphonic connection
made by the girl attending that parti
cular part of the board. The record
is made automatically. The counter Is
attached at will by simply inserting
two pins into two socket screws. The
operator after inserting the plug
presses the lever, and when this is
don? the instrument registers one.
Large shipments of th? best makes of wagons * :i
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Large Stock of Coffins and Caskets
alwags on hand. All calls for our hearse prompt
ly responded to. All goods sold on a small mar
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