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H-1E soldiers were In a splendid
re; humor. They had won a victory
fo the week before and were now
resting securely among the hills,
with no prospect of hard duty
for at least a month. All the scouts
brought news that the enemy was con
tinuing his retreat into the west, and,
moreover, the weather did not invite to
Y active service. There was nothing for
r the men to do but make themselves com
fortable, and that thef- did'the best they
They occupied a shallow basin in the
crest of a low but very wide hill--a basin
large enough to hold the entire army and
seemingly intended by nature as a place
of camp and defense. Their great guns
made a ring around them and covered ev
ery point of approach. The soldiers felt
that they could hold such a natural fort
ress against the assaults of ten times
their number, but they knew that an at
tack would not come, and they turned
their minds to other things.
Nearly all the camp work was finished,
and they were eating their suppers. In
numerable fires were burning, and the
flames rose up In the clear, frosty air,
Sparks flow off into the sky, trembled
there a moment and then went out. Th(
metal dishes rattled, and the hum of talli
and laughter arose.
"This is comfort-solid comfort, I call
it," said Dan Mason, the Kentuckian, t<
his comrades, leaning back auid luxuriat
Ing a little in the unusual rest and peace
The others did not reply, but devotet
thteinselves body and soul to the food
Mason looked thoughtfully at them for f
minute or two and then resumed his task
Yet li himself was worth the contempli
tioni of any one.
itan Mason, Like his comrades, wai
young, but he was taller, larger amt
stronger than any of those who sat nel
himi; a splendid specimen of the Ken
LuIkiaun of the hills, a man of powerfu
na.seles. ,ven face and frank, brown eyei
Otat 1o straight at you, and yet a
times would flame into a sudden passioi
that might prove dangerous.
"Isn't this good, Tom Settle?" he st4
to the man imume'ditely on his left.
"Of course it is," replied Tom, with I
sigh of content. "11 like soldiering we]
enough, but I'm not such a glutton for i
that I must have it every day in the year
A mon011th of steady marches and battle
and skirmishes before we cane into thes
hills had just about finished n up. I
there's any lighting to be done befor
spring, 1Ian, you can have my share, an
there won't he any charge for it. No%
you hear te talking."
lie resuned his atta%2k upon the food
#ad the others laughed. It was in trut!
a most comfortable cami). The tent
were raised already, and the ien migi
ike their ease without worry. Maso
a tinzy pamutphlet fromfl an; msid p1eke
i his faded army coat, studIed it atter
ti-, ely. 'The others did not notice hinm fa
a minute o~r tiwo, dnud then It was Set ti
who spoke:
"'ileading, Dan?"' he asked.
"Yes, Tom;, I'm reading."
"Is it so mighty iuterestinig?"
"Tell it, then."
was happ3
a his curios
utgmg om ontinuued hi
t having thi ,aniphtlet, hi
it 'ie is phryi. then with
. y'Icecm
- eettn mar
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S"Din't you noilte the ~elouis blefore i ite
dark came? IHere's your snow."
Settle looked at the heavens, and a
broad flake settled upon his upturned
face. It was followed by 'another, and
then maniy imiore. and Il ive minutes
they were falling down upon the camp
like a great white veil. The ground was
soon covered. and the flakes continued
to come down uttitI the snow lay several
Inches deep. lilt It eased by and by,
anl a clear silver moon shone in the
colt, pale heavens. It was very beau
tiful to Alason, V. ho had in his soul a lit
tle (if the poetry of' his native hills. This
was the giace of (G'ol after a month of
battl-. lie sat in the lee of a tent and
looked at the white expanse of the earth
and the dim-I line of the horizon.
The contunt of the soldiers did not de
erease. It was a well sheltered and well
provisioned army, and this was what
they wished. The soleniity which they
had felt at first began to wear away, and
t::ii spirits rose. The camp was filled
with jest and laughter. Bright flamies,
flickering over the snow, shot up from a
hundred fires, and beside each some good
story was told. The eamp was luminous
with light and good feeling.
A clear voice was uplifted presently,
anld some one began to sing. It was a
solig of Christinas:
"'The shepherds went their hasty way
Andt found the lowly stable shed
Where the Virgin mother lay;
Ant now they checled their eager tread,
For to the baite that at her boson clung
A mother's song the Virgin sung."
It vas i trained voice that sang, and
presently others joined. The pure strain
rose over the hushed camp, and the
seitinels, walking back and forth in the
siow, trod softly. Moro hynms followed,
tll that the soldiers knew, and then
they sang the same over again. Mason
listened for a long time, but by and by
Ie itrose and walked toward the outer
edge of the enml1l11.
"Good fellow, Alason," said Settle, fol
lowing the Kentuekian with his eyes,
"but, like all the K lent lckialls of the
hills, le's at powder lash when you
touch himl oil a sore Spot. I'd rat t her
have any man than lbin .ason hNI tin"
mew with his nim."
"I ain',t go an t In;: 41t <av -
like him," sai'l Jh nAit. "I it
howI he took m1'eT ff O .k '.
when I hal that hullelt '.
and couldn't walk. Ili 'i i . .
the bullets a:y :o'.o inla..
lt ilst oles."
"Ilie's that way to his rien.:. Ie
sumled Settle. wh1 had grown alio ive,
",hut it's just as I tell you. liV 41n't
love his tneielluts, a I I Iont hi kn'ow
whether at 11111 ouight to, either. Lve.r
hear about the qtiarrel betveen himi and
Ton t1arkhamii over a girl just before
the war camne on? Markham ived close
by, and it was hot between 'em. They
rnay Markham wasn't fair-played some
low down trick--I don't know exactly
what it was, for the war,bgaJpft fVype
31arkham joined the other side."
t1'The others bent theIr heads nearer,
reager to listen to a good story, while
Msttn proceeded with further details..
lsncontinued his walk meanwhile
to the farthest edge of the camp. Ils
minld had gone back to the same story
thatt Settle was teiling. He was think
ing of Markham and of tho gIrl over
whom they had quarreled. The hot
blood leaped to his head, and, clinching
his first, he shook It In the darkness. Had
Joehnstoni seen him then ho would have
felt the truth of Settle's words that
Mason was not a man who "loved hIs
In truth, it was never part of Mta
son's code to love his enemiies. It had
been taught to him in his native moun
tains to exact an eyo for an eye and at
tooth for a tooth. Even now, as ho
Shought of Markham and the great wrong
'he had suffered from him, ho longed
time when lhe war would end
tht seek/h revenlge. Ho bore
-tcwa'rd the soldiers on the
2epc this particular one
fought the others from
,and, the war over, he
'riends with them. But
o forgiveness for Mark
elinched his hand and
,.arkness. ils sense of
'tim was as keen as ever.
2essant campaigning had
t, and when the excite
3r of eacht great battle
'nd that the memory of
ck to him as strong as
the northern rim of
2tinel who walked the
triend of his and nod
Spassed. The moon
.clearer than ever In
,and Mason, looking
saw it brilliant with
'arnd sweet still camo
t their hasty way
ly stable sh~ed
'ther lay."
ted suddenly as a
rang loudly in
topped quite still,
id abruptly from
ad toward an
,llow but wide
'ich the camp
"of brushes
1a cover
- arked thle
-- ,what a
hi annoying
yoe not
that at
b i much
h le
Copyright, 1900, by
Joseph A. Altsheler.
such duties, he wOutl performii it present
ly and return to Iis place with his coin
rades. It was merely imechanical.
They made a wide elreuit around the
valley and approached the hostile hill
from the rear. Then they lay close to
the earth and listvened for sounds of
their enemies, but they heard none-only
tie distant hum of their own camp and
the notes of a Christmas hymn rising in
the coid night.
"We'd better separate here and sur
round them," said the commander of the
little troop. And the men spread out
like a fan, Mason taking his way up a
little gully. Ile was creeping on hands
and knees like an Indian. All the in
stincts of the Kentuckian of the moun
taluns were aroused in him. The flame
was In his blood, and he was now the
hunter after prey.
Porward he went, searching the inter
lacing bpshes with his keen eyes, his
rifle at fhe cock and every muscle tense
and ready for action. ills stained and
dark uniform would have made a blot on
the snow, but lie kept to the cover of
the bushes, and no one looking there
would have known that a ian was
Ile could hear the notes of the Chrlit
mas hymn swelling in a chorus of many
voices, but It wias unheeded. Mason now
had work to do, and he meant to do it.
lit? crept onl up the ravine and near the
hill stopped and listened intently. lie
thought that lie heard a soft crunch on
the Snow, as of some one moving behind
a thick cluimp of bushes that grew near,
but he was not sure whether it was a
friend or nlt enemy, lie approachedt a
little, lying down on the snow, and drew
himself forward with body outstretched
like a snake. lie heard the soundi again,
very faint now--so faint that it would
have passed unnoticed by any ear less
keen than his own.
.\lason felt that it was an enemy be
hiitd the bsihles---anr entemy who knew
that danger was approachIriing and would
he cautious. His blood swelled with
the pride of conflict and the emulation
of skill. le would watch this wary foe,
and his muscles became tenser than ever
as lie prepared for the test. Ile glanced
only once at his rille to see that the
weapon was ready and then resumed
his sliding and slow advance. Ile reach
ed the clunip of btishes and, laying his
car to the snow, could hear nothinig.
But lie was conident that his foe wats
still on the other side. -le could not
have escaped unseen, and, sure alike
in his courage and his julgnent, ie
begai to creep around the lisits, his
finger on the trigger, ready ti fire at Ite
first glimpse. lie ret-led tlit, other
side, but nothing was the1t14re on!y a trail
in tire snow to show how h-i:; i niy, uto.
had made the circuit- -ail lte buh;ls
still stood between.
l1ut MI ason was n oI' t distourar1ged. li'
did not expect to clatchi the-r man1111 writoIui
tronble. Teunknownl woid hav .tn
tt' teemy ratthed agait h is -. i : i
courai'lge seceed alt ogttherW worthiy of
lite beganr the second tirculit of t'
busihes, mtore enreful niotw t hian ever'. lit
min~~ig thre slightest noise, lest huis tenemyi
shtoul hea'ir anid tatkte warinlg. \\'heni
lie was5 half way arl:i d, the sotiud of
shots to bothi left arid ti.;ht rose~t, aind lht
kneitw thaiit his comiadelts wtere iiI ni atte
wIith thle other shartpshloiter's. lBut they
were too fari away to bre steli, arnd lie dlii
nt i tak is indit fromt hisi o1wniiti itiu
latr pa , of t' work. it w as one' of' te
mrtx:its of1 .Nlaieni 1 lhat' ev'e how to
lit' wat -its patient nitw its ite Indi,:ns
whomii lie imiiititedt(~tt't creing forward an.iii
wa.y ftoet. Bitt thiet inian seemedt't to ri
till n with himi evtery timle aud still re'
m'tatied i-1,.enit. \l 'so n toulrid not, t'
less;ly ait tire itto ghiIt tha1 t ' i himstelf
the test of' skill all thet mlorec initt'stin1g.
"TIhe shephetrds went their hasty way."'
Hie heardt te not's of thet miic~ agalu,
more ril le shot s. 'iT'e skIi'mIih wits fhlr
lng int o lincreasetd aitiv't y. lit' listenit-d
toi it ar miomen't, althouitgh he' never tdoubt
ced thalt his ('omri' wvotihl ini. lBut
li'e trusted that tiley' wol n rot win too
sooni, as lit wished to finish his own
affaIr wvithout hitlp.
Th'len lie tu rned suddlty antd wen'rt
swifty b3 ack on hris own track, catching
a glimipse of a dark figure arottnd the
curive or thle bushes, Hie ralsedi his i-rie
antd fir-ed, buit nott quIcker thuan the oilier
mian. The reports were simultant'ous,
andit a bullet clipped thle clttinig on
Mason's shoulder. Whether hiis enemy
was struck or not lie Jlid not know, and
there was no sounid.
Mason was anniroyed. Hie must devise
ome method of iinishinig it quickly. 1l0
lay3 qito still arnd pondteredi deeply for
a inute or two. Tihen an iea carmo to
him, lHe took off' his cal), ipiacedi it on
thto endi of htis grun bar-rel arid, lying flat,
thrust It out ini front of him, raising it
slightly In the air. He made nio mistake.
There was a flash, a repor-t, anti a bullet
whistled through tho cap. Springing to his
feet, loaded rifle in handi, ho ran forward.
H~is eniemiy, trapiped so neatly, leaped
tp, his empty rifle still smoking at the
mutzzle', and ran throughi the thickets.
Mason followed fast. The passion of
the chnse was upon hIm, arid ho resolved
that tire mani should niot escape. i~e
raised his titl once and niarked a spot
on the fugItive's backc where ho could
ptant a bullet. But hre (lid not like to do
It. lHe wouild rathter shoot hIm in fight
face to face.
The ridut as lie r'an made desperate ef
forts to beload his rifle, but failed. P~res
'le' htoithirew it away, as if ho fearcd
I upetde hris flight. Then lie
.tt Mason, too, increasied
o desp... ng fugitive heartd
:footsteps oni the snowv
antd closer,
it lIttle y', u, arnd hero the
lown aimong somie bushes,
g your hands!" cried Mason,
.n raisedi hIs ha'uds, sayintg, "I
,ilasoin did niot lowe'r Iris rifle. -
esi, you y'ieldI," ho0 sidt, ''hut I dlon't
,w that I ought t~fspare you. I htave
2' opinion of a mian wvho sneaks uip to a
amp in the dark anti shoots from nam
"it's war," replied tire man. .
"T --u pose It's gM~eFd," aid hMason
nsditatvely, "but if the say so was wine
waery inan who does so would get a bul,
9L I don't 1k.o this sharpshooting, any
way. There's too much sneaking busi
ies about a."
The glen in which they stood was shad
)d by the forests and thickets, and only a
Ittle light hitered th. ungh the branches.
rhe soundt of the comtbat elsewhere had
lied, the fighting evidently finished.
rhey could not hear tho noises of the
:amp-only the sounds of the Christmas
"You led we a long chase around that
thJcke.," said ban., laughing a little.
"Three or four tinies I thought I had
you before I worked that cap trick on
"And three or four times I thought I
had you," replied the man.
"Maybe so," replied Mason, who was
too polite to dispute his assertion. Yet
he was sure that it was his skill and not
his luck which had achieved the victory.
lie noticed now that the man still re
mained on his knees in the snow. Ile
seemed to be dreading a blow.
"Get up," said Miason. "Of course
when I was talking about sharpshooters
I didn't mean to practice what I was
preaching. I'm going to take you a
prisoner to camp, and I dare say they'll
treat you well. Come on."
The man did not rise. Ile crouched
even lower in the osnw. Mason bent
down to put his hand upon his shoulder
and jerk him to his feet, but lie started
back before his finger .melied the kneel
ing figure.
"Why, you tire in nur uniform!"' he
cried. "What does At mean-a spy?"
The man shivered.
"Don't take me to your camp!" he
cried. "Before God I swear that I'm
no spy. I'm just a skirmisher. I put
on the uniform thinking It would be
easier. for tme to get away if I was pur
suiol by your troops. I swear that it's
truo! i just meant to trick you!"
Mason did not believe hint. Ilie thought
the tale itost flimsy, and at the momxent
lie felt little sympathy for the man. War
had hardened hin, and, like most sol
diers, he had no pity for spies. lie ac
cepted the decree that all such should be
hanged or shot when caught, and he con
sidered his prisoner a criminal whom he
must take to justice. Ile looked at the
dim figure of the kneeling man, and then
he said:
"What you say may be so, but they'll
hang you as sure as my name is Dan
The man sprang to his feet and ran.
But lason leveled his rifle, calling to
him to stop or he would fire, and he
added by way of precaution that he could
not miss so good a target. The man sank
(own again in tWhe snow, uttering a
despairing cry, and Mason stood over
him once nore, still holding his rifle for
use if needed. They were out of tho
shadows now, and the moonlight fell
upon the fatievt of the captive. Mason saw
his features for the first time, and when
he looked lie uttered no threat, no excla
mation, but stood perfectly still for a
moment, his face turning deadly pale.
Then lie lifted his rifle again.
"Oh, Dan! Dan, don't kill mol" cried
the man, falling at his feet in terror
and grasping the snow in his hands.
Mason's body was rigid. Only the fin
gers of his right hand moved, and they
played restlessly with the trigger of his
rifle. He looked straight at the abject
figure kneling befor him. Ile thrilled
with powerful emotions, and triumph
was strongest among them. Ills enemy
was delivered into his hands. God was
good and intended to see that he secured
his just revenge. How could be doubt
it when heo kt.Al at th, f.r h
Inin t
"Why shouldn't I kill you, Tom Mark
ham?" be asked. "Would you spar-e me
if it was the other way?"
"Of course I would! You know I
wold,~ Dan!" reliedl Markham.
"You lie!" saidl Mason. "If you had a
chance, you would shoot me like a dog.
Y'ou have been a liar and a sneak all
youxr life. WVho should know better thtan
Mason's figur-e w~as still rilgidly er-ect,
only the finge'r that strayed so restlessliy
over the trigger ox' his rifle moving. llis
fance retmaluted pale, biut was as hard ais
stonie, axnd tihe a es showIng no0 metrcy,
sought those of NI:-ltham, which waver
ed and t t trned a way3 in feart.
"ou ha ve beent a liax- antd a stneak all
"it's trune, lat: it's true-all that you
say a bout tie is tx-te!'' gx-oaned the tman.
"I kxnow l'mt a scoundrtiel, and I lied ab'uxt
you. atnd I tmadie her'i think that you were
all thaxt I ::id you we're.''
"Yotutunde tme lose hetr with y-Outr lies,''
said Mtnson.
"Yt-s, it's so, Ian,'' exrled NIlarkhamo
"bitt this wax- will be over some daty, tuu
then you cani go home, and you'll have
another 'hanc'."
"I doni't know about thatt,'' said Iins-otn
grittly. "'I maixy be deadl whent the warut
is overt. llut at any i-ate you'll nevert
go back to telIl any more lies about mue."
"'It wrouldi he murtider, 1Dani! You know
it wvould be toi kill tme tnow, wvhenx I'mi un
armtedh!'' (cried Mar iklhami.
'"What right hats a houxnd like you to
talk of miuxrdet-'t"' said Mason. "'d'i be
maklng thte worl better- to itt you outt ot'
it. liesides, I'd only lie ridding the of
ficers oif a dirty job. You'r-e a spy, Tom
Markhaxm, andi, acc-otrding to thte lawvs of
w,r, you'r-e to be putt to deathi. 1 sendit
a bullet thtrought your' head, and the thintg
Is done neatt andtu quick.''
iii' sttepped lback a little and cocked hIs
xile. T' tmatn thr-ew up his htandsl agiain
and begged for- metrcy. Standinug fat-ther
away now, Mas-on could scarcely see( his
fxee. 'lThe iinoonf wais hidden now b~y a
drifting ('lotid, atnd the shadows had
c'omet ovetr thte glen. There wtas no sound
in the wrtods abiout them. Jkiis comradiel(s
hadl tetu-nedu to camp, htaving finished
teir part of the taskh. lIe looked up at
the lhiiltu'tere tie at-my iny. 'It was~
brighit with mtany lights, and ntow and
thteni lie s-aw a dar ik tr-acet-y appear upotn
its luiniotus shiel. ie kniew that it
was the soldiets passing atnd r-epassing
betwveen himt tand thte fir-es. Ie wvould lie
back with thetm soon, andI thetro would
le otne scountdr-el less in thto wvorld1. Thtetre
wtis satisfact ~ti In the thtoutght-that his
owtn handiu wotuhl achievie the good wtox-k.
The lietce mt~intt lood was hot in
his veins and call for the dieath atotne
menit upon the mant wh-o had done him a
"The. shepherds3 wentt their hasty way
Anid fotud the lowly able shied
whlere' the Virgtn miotier lay,;
Andu tu >w~ tthey checkedi theIr eager tread,
For to the babel. that at her bosoma ciing
SA mtothuer's songs the Virgin sung."
'rTe htymni hadit died for a little while,
but tnow it rose again, borne aloft by a
hundtred v-oice's, loiuder-, clearer than ever'
anti fillinig thie nighit with melody. All
othet- sounds wtete hushed at the distance.
It alione soutndetd in the ears of thte two
tment-thte onte wthio knelt anid begged for
mercy-'3 atnd the otte who stood over him,
cocktet trifle ini hand(. That same sense
of awt' which hie had felt earlier in the
t'ven'intg amid thent had shaken off began
to stu'a\ (iver Mason again.
"In! Datn! D~o you hear that?"
utudenly ct-led the tman.
"Yes, I hear it.'"
"D~o you know what it nmea?"
"Yes; it is Christtmas nightt. You need
tot tell me that. I know it. What have
yout or the likes of you to do with such a
mighjt jt thin?". .....
Markliani1 5oked up Into. hlis fate.
"It's not me, Dan; it's you that ought.
to think about It." ho. shid. "It's m
der, Dan, If you kill nie-ne an unariid
man. And think of it, Dan, on such a
night as this-Christmas night, with that
song ringing in your ears. Whenever you
lay down to sleep, you'll hear it again."
"The shepherds went their tasty way."
The note penetrated all the wooh and
seemed to Masuin to increase in fullness.
It annoyed him. lie wished they would
stop. There had been enough of such sen
timent. Ile was not a weak child to be
turned aside from his just revenge. lie
was merely the executioner wholm this
criminal deserved.
"Say your prayers, if you know any to
say!" lie exclaimed roughly. "Your
time's short, and it's going fast."
"Dan, Dan, you won't dt it!"
"I will."
"Listen how they sing, Dan! Are you
any better than they are? This is the
night that a man ought to forgive his
enemies. You wouldn't murder ie on
this of nil nights in the yearl Remem
ber. Dan, that we were friends once.
Yon won't forget that, will you?"
"You forgot it," said Mason.
11e looked again at the kneeling figure
aind thoulght how Ie had longed more
than two years for this moment. H1e had
oftten pictured it to himself and had ilag
ined inl advance the joy which now he
did not feel. flow coitd lie with the
words of that song ringing in his ears?
If it were only any other night!
"It's not nurler; it's a punishment,"
he said at last.
"It is murder, and you know it, too,
Dan! That sound would haunt you! Lis
ten to it, Dai!"
"The shepherds went their hasty way
And found tthe lowly stable shed."
It was growing darker and darker iN
the glen as the drifting clouds Pilel uip
between them and the Ioon. Mason
coil( scarcely see the Qiutlnes of Mark
ham's face, aind he was glad that tlt'
suppliant's look was not visible to Iml'.
Ile knew that the nan's face expressed
abject entreaty. Ile raised his rifle again
and leveled It, but his finger would not
press the trigger. Thle warning hymn
sounded in his ears and echoed again and
"Don't kill me, Dan!" said the man.
"Take me a prisoner to the camp."
"And If I do," replied Mason shortly,
"they'll hang you for a spy. Don't for
get that." .
Markham was silent.
The song did not cease. It seemed now
to Mason that it was addressed to him
alone. Would It be iurder, and not a
punishment, as Markham said? What
would he think of himself in -the morn
ing? Could he return to the campfires
and sit calmly by lils comrades, singing
of Christmas night?
"The shepherds went their hasty way."
"Dan!" said the man.
Mason did not answer.
The song swelled into a great volume
of sound, filling all the woods and echo
Ing about them.
Mason felt that it was calling to him,
and he could not refuse to listen if he
"Goodhy." lie said.
lie turned about suddenly, leaving the
kneeling man in the glen and, putting his
rillo on his shoulder, walked back to
camnip, while over his head rolled the
words of the hymn:
"The shepherds went their hasty way
And found the lowly stable shed
Where the Virgin mother lay."
" I have kept Ayer's Cherry Pec
toral in my house for a great many
years. It is the best medicine in
the world for coughs and colds."
J. C. Williams, Attica, N. Y.
All serious lung
troubles begin with a
tickling in the throat.
You can stop this at first
in a single night with
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral.
Use it also for bronchitis,
consumiption, hard colds,
and for coughs of all kinds.
Three sizes : 25c., 50c., $1. All druggIsts.
Consult your dtoctor. If he says take It,
then do as hoe says. It he toils you not
to take it. then do~n't take it. He knows.
Leave it with h ln. ' are ~vii1nel,3a
OFi'mcu AND WORxs, Nonyn APousvA, 8. 0.
Doors, Sash, Blinds and IUilder's
All Correspondence given prompt at
IRsEENvIrLRx- Fourth Monday in JTanui
ary, las't Monday- In May and the se-onid
Moniday inl September.
AsniensoN-Sucond Mondtav in Februinrya
30coiid Moiidauy ini June andit the fourthi
Moniday in September,
A nnEcVIiLV-ThIird Monday In February,
ithird Monday in Junoe, and fir-st Monday
after the fourth Monday in September.
WVAmLHALA-Seconmd Monday in Marech,
the sec-ond Moniday after the fourth Mon
day in ,June, and the sixth Monday after
the fourth Monday in septembeir.
leKENs-Th'lird stoniday ini Marchi othfrd
atonday after fourth tonotday in ,Jug , find
the fourth sMonday in septembder.
Contractor and Builder
Phckens, S. (C. *
Offeirs h~s services to the genera N
le. All work giinrateed1. lis rot
meos are those for wh'iom lhe has done
,ork and the wvork itself, whom andt
hich cani be seein ini the towns (of l'ieka'
msil, Eitsley, iandt all over Pickenis cou y
rties wili do wveli to see lhim ob(
osinig a tradoth elsewhieret. (
)ni farm lands, Eaey payments. No cem,
issionis charged. Borrowor pays acttM -
ost of perfectinag loan. For information'
Columbia~ .0
or Infants and C ''
e Kind Yo
Bears the
- K t
You H
Always Bought
J. E. Moos. President.
TIME ''ABLE No. 2.
2'-Snpersedes '1'ime Table No. I f
fective 12:01 A. M., leb. 18t. 1901.
Hita i)own. lielP
No. 10. STATliONS. N4
Mixed. _ _i,
10:40 a Im . .IsV. Plickens Ar..2:5 i
10:45 a I........* Fergison's.........2:4, m1
10:55 a I...........*Parson's..........2:k Mu
11:0 a mI...........*Ariis............2:4. m
11:05 a mI..........* Ma din's.......... 2:! M
11:15 a mI........ Ar Easley Lv.......2:1. an
N o. 12. ISTAIONS. No..
Mixed. Afil.
34.00 p m ......Lv. Pickens Ar..... 6:41) m11
.1:05 p in........ * erglison's........ 6:3p m1
l1:15 p n....... P a .... :1 p 111
.1:20 p mn..... ... *A r iil's .......... 6:1/p III
- 4:25 p m1..........*M an din's1. . "i:A. p m11
4:41 p 1.......Ar Easley Is... .. o :' 111
*Fla~g -Statiions.
All Intrans ditily except Snnd .
No. 10 Coniects with south a Railway
o. 33.
No. 1) Conects with South in Itailway
No. 12.
No. 120Connects wvith Soutthi -n Iailway
No 1Connets with Southern' liallway',I
(General Miager.
*PT s]
Sond your business direct, to Washington,
saves time, costs loes, better servie.~ -
My ofie close to V. s. Patent e5.e J'AE.7 gelian
iecure. PER5OAe A eOt GEN-19~t
ACTUAI. EPERIEN0E. Book "Hiow toobtan &tente,
et. ,ent tfree. Patents procure thoug 1.. RiggeS -
lustra anonth7e-ee~t CAnow 4Co.
SWe can use It for cotton. Will soil '.
limited number of our 7 per cent. certill
cates. InteIrest payable Janu Wry and July.
The best cotton mill investment offered.
Amoune 10 suit. No depreciation. Rte
deerr ahid on short notice Gaaranteert
by $50O,000.00 pa in capitt. Re~
mit. dart iad on receipt. of money we wIll
'mail cortilicates same clay .
~ yNGER VILLE MFa. 00..
J. B. hni~ws, Pres. and Trreas.
; Fingerville.8 0- C
-. EE-M Medicated Cigars
EE M SmOking TIobacco
ror users of Tobacco that suffea with Oa
starrh, Asthma, or Bronchlttis. We guaran-'
lu-ce an absolute and permanenlt euro of
~atarrh andI it is the only .knownl remedy
oa r tiay Fever, if your druggist or grour
dyoes not keel) it, write EE-M I 0., A tlanta.
iya.. for Free Bample Trade supplied by
day .apenter Hros'., Gireeniville, H. (., or?
- ilui- 'rutchileld & Tiolleson. 14vartanibuir' S I.
ly 11 Nfl9
000 raduiates, Rleceives from 1 to 5 ap
M1,. cations5 daily for bookkeepers and ste
graphers. iiookkeopinig, Shorthand,
Pair lography taught. Itefers to Allan tat's
orsiness men and bankers. Write for cat'
Nw aiue. Address A, * . IIRISCO 1, Pros,
b.W. AltN Oi), Vice-Prns., Atlanta, Ca.
t nlir aents bsdsteregular cormisa
I Y.BOOK1S for 19101. No big~ prize
C.- It , few, but every aegent gets a r -
' coeny ears' business record back o. Ai
o rkI ndlsome samlie-ease 0outtit only
Lh 35 *ents, delivered.
raler outtlt and secure choi1ce of terri
-- Ito at once. Address iI. i:. iaUIK'ILi
I' I. CO., A tlant a, Cia,
id ....(08BORN E'S...
siness College and Schoo~
S of Shorthand.
Ac al Busitiess,. Augusta, Ga.
Oe y Board, situations scrd
the iiat
Promote herfd
nessandges t- nelu
OpTur;Morp a.
AperfectemedY tipa
lion, Sour 't(la
Worms ,onvuso i-Sto
uess andLOSS
1geSimite Sign
The Eminent Kidn \
and Bladder Spe ist
'The viscoverer of Swamp-Root at il
His Laboratory.
There is a disease prevailing 1
country most dangerous because so p
tive. Many sudden deaths are cau
It-heart disease, pneumonia, heart r<
or apoplexy are often the result of
dokQo. If Idney trouble is allowed
vance the kidney-poisoned blood will
the vital organs, or the kidneys the
b-reak down and waste away cell
Then the richness of the blood-the a l
--leaks out and the sufferer has B:
Disease, th~e worst form of kidney tro
Dr. Kilrner's Swamp-Root the nes
-covery is the true specific for kidney. by
and urinary troubles. It has cured thoe
of apparently hopeless cases, after all
'ef forts have failed. At druggists in fifty
and dollar sizes. A sample bottle sen
by mail, also a book telling about Svw
Root and its wonderful cures. Ad
Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y
-nention this paper.
Church Directory.
B*elow we give the na*mes of chtur
pastors, andl the Sund.iys on wichd
wo9.rsh*ipi, as far we have iniformtatioi
your huc i si*'e1 not on thet list senid the
essary in formation:
nA PTiX'T.
dlay, 11 a. mn. and 8 p. mn.; praiyr 3me(
WeVdnesday 8 p. mn.
Secona- iitv. .J. E4. Foster- Saturd
fore the first Sunday at 3 p. n. ; 1st S
11 i . mi.
Pe(ter's Creek--Rev', J. E4. Foster-2
nirday 3t p mn; Sitnday afteor secondt
:day 11 a mn.
Milue Creok-Rcyv. J. E4. Foster-4t
urday 3 p m - Sunday after fourth Sat
Six Mile-Rev. WV. C. Seaborn-Sat
before the second sunday 2 p m;i S
Sunday 11 a mi.
Prater's creek.--Rev. W. C. Seab
Saturday before the third Sunday
3d Suday 11 a im.
Uonceord-l ev. W. C. Seaborn-Satt
Jefore the fout nh Sunday 2 p mn; 4thi
Tany 11 a mn.
Liberty-Rev1. H[. C. Haddock- 1s
3d sabbatlhs ; morni ng, 11 o'loc*k ; nig
s. s. every sunday at 4 p ma. ; prayer
ng We*v(dnesda*ys8 pi. mn.
Idout Taor-lev. . .r. Runion
urday before fourth Sunday at 2 09c
p. m..
Piekens-Rev. R. RL. Dagnall-1st.
day 8 p mn ; 2d1 Sunday 11 a mn ; 4th Su
: p im; prayer meeting WVednesdays 8
T'welvo Mile-Rov. Rt. RL. I agunal
hand~ay 11 a m ; ;kd Sunday 3:30) p ml.
:ay 3 :30 p mi.
TIabour-R~v, R. RL. Dagnall-4thl Stu
1 ai mn; 5t.h Sunday 11 a mi.
Easley-Roev. W. E4. Wiggins-1st Sur'
P mi; 3d Sunday 11 a mn.
lay 4 p mi.
Nion-Rev. W. IE. Wiggins-2d Sma
I a mii; 5ith Sunuday 4 P in.
Bethesuham-Re~v. Wiggins-Ist Siundi
mn; 3d Si udy 4 p m.
Antioch-Rev. WViggins-4th Bur-i
'ickens Chuurchu-Rev' Wiggin-L
ay 4 ' m~ii; 5th Sunday 11 a mn.
'on&Ti lUK iNS CIRUutr-Ite . U. Tf1.
irat Sunday-.Friendp1lip, 11 .a m;
er-a Chapel, 3:30 P mn.
Secbum Sunday-M.. Bethel,11I.an ii;
-ope, :3:30 p n
TIhird Sundauy-Porter's Chapel, 11
alemu, 3:30 p m.
Foeurth Sunday-Mcl( Inney 'a Chi ap
wvay, Vistamoeunt., ii, C.
First si uday--Fairv-low. 11 a, .mu
oenhee, 4 p. mi.
TI dj~ HiAdity-OapH 11 It n in,
1F arth suniday--uhlaah, 11a i
rty, 2.45 p. in.
-N -
At the Larget. Best Eqtippwed
m ost Influeontiat Biusiness Collee it
Mroiinaa. Board, Books and ,Tuit
may be earned by any enetgetie yor
tiuan or lady in a short time by wod
.omo, For particulars, Add~ess,
B~TNQBR IManaget ,

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