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{Copyright, 1902. by T. C. McCIuro.]
IT was three days before Christmas.
Heil ney Hurke separated lils di
minutive frame from the seething
crowd of humanity that pressed
along tin? street und paused before a
plate glass window which ulxivc nil
.others attracted him. This was aol
A depart ment Klori? or a candy store ?ir
:% bakeshop. Inside there were neither
loy? nor sleds nor good tilings i<> eat,
but ii hold those things upon which
Rodney Burke had feasted lils small
-ryes for many days. And now he
looked, with hin whole soul in lils
glance-he looked and looked ami look
ed. Ile sniffed the air and Imagined
to himself that already ho was enjoy
ing the good tbhiKs within.
For it waa a cigar store, a ?torc of
the better class, full of pipes and tobac
co and cigarettes and chowing tobacco
and everything that end? in smoke.
In the front of tho window immedi
ately under tho olfactory ?ervos of Mr.
.Rodney Burke was a pipe-not an ex
pensive one, but one of just the make
land pattern that suited Mr. Burke. Ho
?had religiously watched this pipe from
?-a-a- - _m_i i ... _ ?_ .iu" """
-J" jr . vi ti j , un mu mill fimn: uiutt ?.ur>
tomer would buy lt. But thcro lt still
"Gee!" exclaimed Mr. Rodney Burke
.to himself ns be scratched his short red
anlr. "Gee, I wisbt 1 had it!"
And the unfortunate part of it all
waa that ho didn't have a cont. Ho
?earched every pocket omi cranny of
this superannuated clothes, (rom his
*eer, which rested on tho ground, to his
iliat, which occupied an exalted posi
tion some th reo feet "dd above the
?ground, for that which ho knew ho did
root possess. The expected happened, ,
bfor he found nothing.
, "GeeT he exclaimed again. 'If I had
fcnnuder salt. Fd hock this. I garter
11?TO that pipe; that*e what!"
Strolling along the street, nt peace
.with alb tho world, came a philanthro
pist. Rodney's critical eye, caeting
!about for ways and means, noted him
aa he came.
"I tvnght ho was a stiff," he remark
ed coi.udentially to some frienda a day
er two later, "but I was away off, I
TU..- philanthropist, whose good na
ture, to give the devil his due, was
?aused by a remarkably good dinner
which he had just enjoyed-the phi
Srnihropist bore down upon Mr. Rod
ney Burke. The latter saw him Com
"Now, whnt's his game, anyways?"
thought Mr. Burke ns he turned back
once more to gaze upon the pine.
."ITello, smnll sir!" remarked the
friend of mankind genially. "Merry
"Aw," thought the small slr to him
self; "what ye givlu' us? Why can't
ye leave me alone?**
But ho didn't say it. He simply
looked np at tho big man with a half
coy, half frightened glance, more par
ticularly to determine whether he
aught not be the police department In
) "Merry Christmas!" ho returned, a
611 wistfully as he thought he saw
a possible opening of a pleasant na
"Well, my boy," continued the man,
??what aro you going to have for
Christmas, anyway?"
"Christmas!** returned Rodney^ wkh
a slight variation from the truth, "WC
don't never have nothln' for Christmas,
rive don't." ' ? ^
Tho man smiled a smile of pity.
"Dear me," he remarked, half to bim
era*, "how true it is that ouc half of
,iho world knows not bow the other
?hnlf lives." Then ho raised lils voice.
"What would you say. sundi slr. If I
(Should buy you some of those toys"
ille stopped as ho gazed into thc wln
idow\ "Why, why." he went on, "I
(thought this was a toy Btore that you
[were looking Into!"
"Naw,** returned Rodney. "It's a to
fhacco store."
"But-but,** continued the man, **you
.?-yeo don't smoke tobacco. Toa ter*
- *am?y at your age cannot"
' "Naw,H returned Burke, "I dont X
fa-I wasn't thlnkln* about 'meself sb
snuch. I was thlnkln* about me old.
anther. Ho broke his pipe last mont*,
sm* he ain't had none since, on' he's too
?poor to git nnnuder ono. I was lookln*
at those. Gee! If I could git enough
of the stu ?T. together, I wouldn't do a
thing but buy chat there one for him
v ame poor ole father."? *
. .???.1? waa. said with nn air of the
\ grrcniest frankness, although Mr. Red*
v?f?y B?rko had always considered his
Jr father, os did many others, In the light
j ?of a goatee! myth. Still be thought to
himself .that If b* bnd a fatherland if
so he nullit lie didn't commit himself
iij)un tho subject, however, even in his
thoughts he might hlow his father to
a pipe Hoinv time. Tiiis considerate
sentiment, he reasoned, justified Iiis re
ply to the philanthropist.
"Well, well," remarked thu latter,
glancing down at the disinterested
specimen before him, "hot what would
you like to have now fur Christinas?"
Nedney ?!...?.!.. Ids hem!. "I ain't per
tleler ahotil mesclf. If I could ult that
there pl pu nu*," he added as hu scent
ed possibilities heretofore unsuspected,
"an' a Kood hit of smokln' tobacco, an'
one <>f them there rubber things lo put
it in say, If I could do that for the old
man Nay! An* wouldn't, hu feet stuck
on hisself! Hut, Kee, wot's de usu'/ I
can't do lt, so I might as well be KO
He made this last remark because ht
knew Intuitively that brevity, which li
the soul of wit. Is also thc essential In
churl tai hie enterprises. Good Impulses
ilon't last forever, so he moved off,
Blinking IIIH head UH he went.
The big man looked up and down the
Ht feet to seo If he was observed, then
he stretched forth his hand und caught
Kedney by thu arm.
"Here, my boy," he exclaimed gently
na he shoved ll Uve dollar bill Into Mr.
Kcdncy Burke's reluctant grasp-"here,
go and get thu plpu for your father and
then go und ?et something for-for
yourself, and-und have at least ono
happy Chrls?nua thnt you cuu look
back upon.*' lils eyes glistened a blt
as hu said lt, and, to his credit bu lt said,
he did uot regret the Impulse or thu do
nation for a full two hours thereafter.
."ITanke," said Mr. Hurlee, with u blt
of a scroiM? and a stiff sort of bow
"t'nnks from me an' me old man!"
The next day there was ii queer for
mation lu an unfrequented corner of
thc play yard of thu Fourteenth ward
school. This formation resembled more
than anything else an Eskimo hut. hut
composed, Instead of Inanimate ma
terial, of ii very animated and Interested
crowd of boys gathered around a com
mon center. From the nperture In the
top of this human ISsklino dwelling,
and therefore heightening the Illusion,
ascended a column of smoke, sud as lt
ascended to thu skies there came a
voice from within.
"Gee, fellers!" said the voice. "Gee,
but uln't this great?" It was the volco
of Mr. nedney Burke, the votary of my
Lady Nicotine, the center Of an admir
ing crowd. Ile smoked a pipe-the pipo
of his heurt-?md he Ulled it from n red
rubber case.
"Just lit? in me pants pocket," he ob
served. And us he said lt he pulled out
a few dollar bills and exhibited them.
"An* I pot four more plunks left!
What d'ye fink?" hu .said.
Later, in tho class room, tho teacher
lifted her hoad high in thc air and
"Some boy," she remarked severely,
"has been smoking. I want to kuow
who lt is."
She looked-not around the room-but
directly at Mr. Itedney Burke. Ho fair
ly recked wiih i?b?CCO, ii?id ho know lt. :
Under the circumstances, therefore,
he side stepped with alacrity into the
aisle and looked squarely into the
teacher's eyes.
"Me old wo-me mother," he explain
ed glibly-"me mother had a smokln'
Jog on yestlddy, uu' I hud to stay home
an' lill her pipes, au' me cio'cs is full
of lt. It ain't me; Ifs her. D'ye see?"
Then he whipped out a small, new
leather pocketbook with n brand new
penny in it and handed lt over. "Au* a
. rnenry Christinns to you, Miss Burt
whistler* be rema rited,.
A Tretunra Tree.
ODO of tho most famous Christmas
trees in history waa erected at Wind
sor castle In tho early forties. It was
not so very remarkable for Its height,
which was forty feet, but for tho fact
that In the aggregate its crop of pres
ents amounted In value to $45,000, or
the vnluo of the product of 0,000 acres
of forest land.
Oh, tho happy boy IH flopping
Down tho hill with hi? new sled,
Whilo tho humhlo trump is chopping
Kindling wood out In tho shed.
And the muled,
Mumed, stunted
Chlcklet pecks the frozen corn.
And thc golden,
Molden, olden
Brandy'o looked for ev'ry morn!
Tho frogllo maid la skating
On the pond behind tho mill;
Tho sparrow's masticating
Frozen crumbs upon tho sui.
And the bawling.
Sprawling, crawling
Infant's wrapped In Hannels hot,
Whilo tho Bealing,
Ever healing
Goose grease stands beside the cot.
Tho ziuburbanlte ls skipping
To his snow becovered lair.
And old Boreas la flipping
Merry snowflakes through tho air.
And the creeping,
Leaping, sleeping
Trolley car hops through the mush.
While the rosy,
* Alway? dozy
Butcher's boy slops through tho slush.
These wintry scenes I fancy
As I'm snuggled in my bed.
Concealed so thal you can't seo
"BJ eu the baldness of my head.
And the dashing,
Clashing, smashing
Hailstones rhyme upon my pana,
While I coolly.
Honest, truly,
Brwim that summer's hero again.
-New Task Journal.
Dlahea Hot and Cold s ul tn bl*. For
the Uuy.
Following is a list of hot and cold
dishes suitable to be served Informally
on New Year's day:
Ilot-Chicken consomme, beef tea,
clear green turtle soup, chicken okra
In cups, oyster poulette, chicken, lob
ster and sweetbread, croquettes and
patties, lobster Newburg.
Cold-Pickled oysters, roast turkey,
partridge, quail, boiled hum. tongue,
r -J Salads--Chicken, lobster, potato, crab.
Sandwiches-Ham, chicken, tongue,
pnrdine,. cheese, nut, beef, turkey.
' Sweet Dishes-Ice cream, biscuit, Tor
. toni, biscuit glace, cafe parfait, straw
berry parfait, charlotte russe; meringue
glace, meringue a la creme, New Year's
cookies, chocolate, lemon, orange and
jelly lay :r cakes, fruit cake, mince,-np
plo and pumpkin pies, fruit tarts, all
varieties of fresh fruits, varieties of
cheeses, crackers, biscuits, wafers.
Beverages-Lemonade, tea, cottee,
?yiIOMAS SCKUGGS, on Christmas 'Jay,
(iot packugea galore,
* Until ho wondered if illaro co>;ld
Hy chanco bo any more.
Ho opened each ono when lt carno
And alowi. "TOW enraged,
AIK! not a package held a thing
That his great wrath assuaged.
Fer each ono, bo it long or short
Or ullin or thick and fat,
Contalru <l, in varied shape and form,
A gainly new cravat.
" 'Tia KV lilt THUS !"
" 'Tie over thus!'" moaned Thomas
Scruggs; .
"In every Christmas wreck
I am t!ie Bufferer who gets
It id ways in tho neck."
The tics were green and red and brown
And black and pink and blue,
With stripes and dots and funny Unes
Of truly awful hue.
At last ho fretted so about
The things that ho fell ill,
And then, to add to all his woes.
There waa a doctor's bill.
Today, when asked about the case,
Ho ?j"ma to grow annoyed
And answers that he suffered from
A siego o.' uecktlcphuid.
SoMler ?Soya' Clirlattmns.
"Thete was never any lighting on
Christmas day during the civil war,"
suld ..he lute Geuerul Hampton when
asked for some reminiscence. "It has
been a long time ngo, and i cannot re
member much of tbos Ohristinns
times. We of the army had other
things to occupy our attention. But
Christmas was one day on which there
was no fighting. The men received
messages and boxes from borne, and
camp life got au inspiration ou that
"1 remember that on one Christmas
the ground was covered with snow.
Tho men runged themselves on sides
Uko schoolboys, and a tremendous bat
tle ensued. For a long time the con
test raged. Tho lines charged and wera
broken, formed again and endeavored
to execute strategic movements. Final
ly tho sport became se exciting and BO
spirited that two men had their arms
broken, and I had to go Into tho fight
and declare a truce,"-Washington
Christmas In Other Landa.
In Norway, whero Christmas finds
the land buried deep under the snow,
the fiords frozen and the whole coun
try tight in tho grasp of the ice, there
are many quaint nnd pretty Christmas
customs. Perhaps tho most interesting
of nii aro the i?esting and feeding of
the birds. A few day J before Christmas
new straw and hay aro put Into every
nest that can he found In the hollows
of trees and the eaves of houses and
barns, and straw is scattered about
over the frozeu snow to be carried
away by the birds themselves. Then,
in every avnllable spot on the thatched
roofs, on bouse tops, window sills and
doorsteps, are strewn large measures of
grain. It is a pretty sight to see the
flocks of birds swooping down to this
feast. Bo they feed royally during the
holiday times, making up for many
dbys of scant living, for it is hard to
find nnything to eat where everything
ia frozen so fast.
The Yuletide Loa.
A- enstom at one time prevalent In
England and still dbserved in some of
the northern districts of the old conn
try ia that of placing an immense log
of wood-sometimes the root of a great
tree-In the wide chimney place. ThlB
ls often called the Yule log, and it was
on Christmas evo that it was put on
the wide hearth. Around it would
gather the entire family, and Its en
trance was the occasion of a great deal
of ceremony. There wero music and
rejoicing, while the one authorized to
light it was obliged to have clean
hands. It was always lighted with a
brand left over from the log of a pre
vious year.
A "Hot Time" Christmas.
Australia has bard work to keep cool
when lt is time for a visit from Santa
Claus, for lt Is then midsummer with
ii* people, who. ore doing their wisest
to get away from the terrible heat of
the terrible sun. Fuuny though lt may
seem, they have in mind at this time
the picture of thc jolly and generous
old Northman saint who ls making the
"old country" folk happy for at least
one day in the year.
Bern th? _^Th9 Kln? Yotl ??*2 A,Wa73
- Some men drink to drown their
sorrow. Of course drink brings more
sorrow, but then thorn's more drink.
Stops Cough and Works off the Cold.
Laxative Bromo Quiotno Tablets
cure a cold in one day. No Cure, No
'Pay- P?ica 25 jcrfts.
A Strauifc Custom of Schoolboy* and
'.JJiirrliiK out" was ono of the Christ
mas customs grout ly in vogue in Eng
land three centuries ugo. It is a cus
tom that obtains not only lu Engluud,
but io some extent lu our own country,
to this day, although it is not particu
larly a Christmas custom in our coun
try. "Ha-ring uni1' was the keeping of
the teacher or master out of the school
house until he yielded to such terms
as the boys of his school chose to dic
tate. If thc boys were ablo to keep the
teacher out of the schoolhouse for
three days and nights he was bound by
till the laws of the custom to come
to terms with the boys aud to grant
them all that they demanded lu the
way of half holidays and abbreviated
lesson hours and extended recesses.
If, on the other hand, the teacher out
witted the boys and regained posses
sion of the schoolroom, tho chagrined
pupils were bound to submit to such
terms as he chose to dictate. As these
terms usually included the severe
trouncing of all the boys having uuy
thlng to do with the Iwrrlng out of thc
teacher, tho boys were ou tho ulert to
keej) bim from defeating them. More
than one Christmas time of rejoicing
has been turned Into a time of weeping
and walling on the part of boys whom
rome barred out teacher has defeated.
-kalle's Weekly.
A Iittandry Uat For Chri*rmJM=.
For a laundry hst obtain a delicate
book slate with two or three leaves and
bound In cloth. From embroidery lin
en cut a piece sufficiently largo to face
tho front and back and with a margin
a quarter of an inch wide.all around.
On one-half of the piece mark tho
words "Laundry List" within a frame
at tlie middle, and to decorate the re
mainder of the piece draw a conven
tional Sower design.
When the work ls finished, apply the
linen to thc slate and corer with glue
by turning the edges over and making
them fast to thc Inside cm a narrow
edge of tho cloth binding that is usual
ly left between the edge of too slate
parc and tho binding.
At tho top hinge corner attach a ring
with bow and ribbons, by means of
which lt can be bung in a convenient
place, and at the knot tie a piece of
string haif a yard long, to the ead of
which a pencil may be attached.
CL lstmaa Wonder Oranges.
The ander orange may be used to
conceal numil Christmas gifte, and lt
also makes a pretty decoration for tho
tree. Tako a good sized ball of coarse
orango colored worsted and begini wind
ing it about the present. If the gift is
not symmetrical enough to admit this,
first wrap lt in crushed tissue paper.
After the worsted is completely
wound so aa to make a ball the size of
a big orango fasten green tissue paper
leaves in a cluster about where the
?step should be and a loop of baby
orange ribbon with which to bang it up.
The wonder orange can also ne- used
to stuff into the toe of some expectant
Christmas stocking.
Merry Christmas.!
Bo merry all, be merry all!
With holly dress the festive hall;
Preparo tho song, the feast, tire-bait.
To welcome merry Christmas.
-W. R. Spencer.
- People with the most expensive
tastes usually have the least money to
meet them.
The SMT Year'a Wassail Cop.
Throughout all Europe the wassail
cup in one form or another ls a feature
of the day. In old times one cup of
gigantic Elze served the entire compa
ny, and when a man arose and took
the huge vessel in both hands to drink
to the guests a trusted friend rose with
him and with drawn sword stood by
bis side lest he should be traitorously
stabbed In the breast while drinking.
A. Year and a Day.
"I always feel a pity for tho poor
young men of Greenland, those Eskimo
chaps, you know." said Clarence. "No
matter If those poor fellows keep their
New Year's resolutions a whole year
people would throw lt up to them that
tiley could hardly stand by their prin
ciples for two days. Sad. isn't it?
Very."-Chicago Tribune.
Year? and Men.
Tho year ls dying*; soon 'twill Ho
Hehlnd UH In the fading past.
We watch lt going, and we High
To think lt couldn't alwaya last.
All pensive for a little while
Wo count tho vanished yearn and fret.
Then greet the new ono with a smile
And hurry onward and forget.
The panning years are Uko the mon
Wc have to serve-they pass away.
"Wo mourn the master dead, and then
Tho now one welcome und obey.
We soon forget, it he is kind,
The virtue? of th? kindly dead:
We do not mourn the years behind
If hope Hos In the one ahead.
-8. T. Kloer in Chicago Record-Htu-uid.
- If? young man has money to
burn, it ?1 easy to induce some girl to
strike a match.
Time seems
most untimely
when he bringa
a woman to the turn
of life. Life is or
should be at its
ripest and best for
her, and she ap
proaches this change
with a dread of its effect born of her
knowledge of the sufferings of other
women at this season.
There is not the slightest cause for
fear or anxiety at this period if Dr.
Pierce's Favorite Prescription is used.
It gives health of body and cheerfulness
of mind, and by its aid the pains and
pangs of this critical period are pre
vented or cured.
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription is
woman's medicine with- a wonderful
record of cures of womanly diseases.
Diseases that all other medicines had
failed to cure, have been perfectly and
permanently cured by the use of ? Fa
vorite Prescription.** ,
"I feel it my duty to write voa as I have
received so much benefit from_the tue of your
mwiant," says Aire, uzzic ?. ounmuu, w ?cw
Matamoros. Washington Co., Oblo. "I have
taken four bottles of n Favorite Prescription * for
female weakness and change of life. Before I
began taking it I could m?t do anything. I had
such pains in my bead and in the back ot my neck
that I thought I would lose my mind. Now I can
work every day. I recommend ' Favorite Pre
scription ? tu all females suffering in the period
of change of life. It is the best medicine I
have found."
K Favorite Prescription n has the testi
mony of thousands of women to ita
complete cure of womanly diseases.
Do not scccpt "v. ttiikncwii and un=
proved substitute in its place.
Keep the bowels healthy by the timely
of Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets.
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been,
in use for over 30 years, has borne the Signatare of
and has been made under bis per
. Jty-f -fl- , sonal supervision since its infancy*
t^Sj'Vvir A*???#e?'&? Allow no one to deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and *' J-nst-as-good" are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger tho health or*
Infants and Children-Experience against [Experiment.
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare?
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains'neither Opium, Morphine nor other Nar co ti 3
?substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
And allays Feverishness* Ife eures Diarrhoea and "Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, eures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep*
The Children's Panacea-The Mother's Friend.
Bears th? Signature of
The KM You Have Always Bought
In Use For Qver 30 Years.
Want the Public to know that they are
prepared to sell anything in the line of
Carriages, Phaetons,
Surreys, Buggies, Farm Wagons,
And all Kinds of Vehicles,
Harness, Saddles, and a / ..>
General Assortment of Robes,
Blankets, &c. _
Quality-The Best. Prices and terms always right.
Call and examine our Stock.
Mnl?n and Horses always on hand.
Office Over Farmars and Merchants
SPECIAL .attention given to ?he bisher
clsssss of Dsn tel work. Oowijg, Bridgea
and Porcelain Inlay Sj such as are done tn
the larger ollie*.
All kinds of Flotea mada Gold rul
ings In arUflolai teeth any time siter
Platen are made.
Oxygen Qaa and Locol AnaeatLetfoa
gt ven fortne Painless Bx?motlon of teeth.
Binadlos and diseased gums treated.
. ?Mf AlToalls to the country and near
by Downe for the Painless Bx traction of
Teeth promptly attended to by a compe
tent sselotenw
Without Money and without Price,
To the little girl under twelve years who
sends us before 8 o'clock p. m. December
24 the greatest number of BUCKHEAD
TRABE MARKS. - - - > -
These Trade Marks can be eat from any maga
zine or paper where the great BUCK STOVES
are advertised. There is no money attached to
this prize offering. You simply cat these Back
head Trade Marks from Back's advertisement and
seal in an envelope and send by niall or bring
them in, with number of Trade Mailes enclosed
on back of envelope, with n?me and address of
sender. These Trade Marks will be recounted,
and the successful competitor will receive free
the Miniature B&hge now in our Show Window.
? ??? :>?:>. -, . .
A. nra thinks it is when tho Blatter of US
ces of late have shown now life hangs oy a
wjd ihe only WRY
"I to be sare that your'ramily ia protected fe
. 'Ase of ??ala' Hty overtaking you? is to im
.rora in a sohd Company like
The Mutual Benefit Life Ins. Oo?
Drop in and see us about its. *ff??|?
' ? ' ? ''>' S?TA?? A6EKT,
Are too Busy to fill in this
space with the many - - - ?
They are daily giving ont to the Trade.
These values speak for themselves wherever they are
sold, and hence need no fulsome praise in these columns.
Our reputation for selling only Goods of the very host
quality ia a sufficient guarantee to the trade. j
On*1 prices are always
Consistent with the host quality and honest measure, ?
Bear in mind, then, our line : ?A. .
Ratliff's Select COFFEE,
In fact, everything that white folks use,
Also, sole agents for Anderson County for the genuine?
'?ld-fashioned-. ?
jjfeThe Tip-Toppest Cotton Buyers.

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