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1MHS feiATLJTCOW KXOlitlVIVO COURIER
HIH4IUJW- L," '. T-
It wns nbout n wcolt liuforu ClirtRtmnn
when Cotoiutl Smith wax wandering
honiowtnl upon tho main tlinrmiitlifnrti
of thu :ity of lit,) adoption. Tim colonel
wait mt full of tho ttplrlt of thu morry wu
on nn was thu vury air ItHolf. Hu tliotiKlit
of tho prescntH ho wiih nbout to iniiko
and of thoao which ho oxpeeted to recel vo
ta ho cast Ills eyes nbout lilm and hiiw
the nhop windows full of tho lutvat nov
elttos in toys.
When bo wna lost in such n plenmuit
CliriBtiunn rovcrio ns ho hadn't had tduro
ho wna a ainnll boy, ho happened to piiM
along In front of a rent tnnrblo hotel.
At tho timo ho wna passing a painter
was engaged In tho act of rotontng hoiiio
of the iusldo blinds at nn open window.
It ia not likely that it will over be known
Just how it happened, but tho painter,
thilo probably preoccupied with dreams
of the approaching holiday, toppled tho
pot of paint off the window sill, from
which point it whirled through tho chilly
aahon air and deposited nbout threo
qnartora of its contents upon tho colo
nel. Tho latter was as rod with rngo us bo
was with paint .when he flow into and
through the main entrance of that hotel
and presented himself at tho ofllco.
"Birl" exclaimed tho colonel in n tow
ering rage. "What kind of treatment do
yon call this, sir?"
"Pretty rough," replied tho clerk, not
knowing exactly what to sny, bocnuso ho
was ignorant of the accidon that had
"I am glad," roared tho colonol, with
beautiful irony, "Mint yon nro at least
kind enough to assumo nn attitudo of
sympathy, but I nut hero, sir, to demand
satisfaction for damages. As I was pasu
ing, sir, ono of your painters, sir, upset
pot of red paint upon mo, strl"
Horo tho colonel paused for breath,
and tho clerk, learning tho cause of his
troublo, became very profuse in his
1 "I am sovry It happened, sir, very
sorry. Out you should uotbo so uuren-
PHKTTY KOUail TUKATMENT.
sonabloas to blamo the establishment for
COURIER PUB CO.
what was tlio fault or a painter em
ployed by It."
"You Hhould employ only painters who
understand their huHine-m, sirl" roared
tho colonel in a film frenzy, "and 1 will
teach you that paint cannot bo poured
upon mo with impunity, sir!"
"Wo are willing," said tho clerk, "to
do what in right in tho matter. Wo will
pay for having your clothing cleaned, or
wo will liny you a now suit if necessary."
"You cannot get out of it on any such
basis ns that, sir. 1 am going to iniiko
an example of you, sir, and inside of SI
hours, too, slrl" And having imidu this
threat tho colonel bustled out of the
building and up tho street.
Upon tho following day tho colonel
sent his legal representative to talk thu
matter over and see if it could not bo ad
justed to his satisfaction without the
worry and expense of a legal contest.
It happened that tho hotel'H attorney
was present when tho colonel's legal
friend arrived, and tho former said:
"Wo nro perfectly willing to do tho
fnir thing by Colonel Smith. Wo admit
that tho colonel's clothing was ruined
through tho negligence of one of our em
ployees, and wo aro willing to pay for it.
Wo will give him a Hufllcicut sum to
purchase himself a now suit of clothes
How does $M strike you?"
"Such a proposition would not strike
tho colonel at nil," replied tho friend of
tho ex-warrior, "It is not tho amount
of money involved In this thing that is
making him miserable."
"Then what is it?" asked tho hotel's nt
tornoy. "It's Ids feelings," replied tho other
lawyer; "his feelings. You know hu be
longs to one of thu oldest and proudest
of nil the old Virginia families, and he
is ns haughty mid hypersensitive as any
ON CHH1HTMAH MOItNINO.
other bearer of his name. His feel
ings have been Ueoply wounded, and
they can never 1 healed by tho price of
a suit of clothes." (
"It Is pretty hard to ask ns to pay for
his feelings," said tho hotel's attorney,
with a smile, "because I do not- see how
wo cnu appraise them in order to reach
an intelligent idea of their monetary
"And then, ' broke in the other lawyer,
"ho is living witli a maiden aunt who is
By special .'irraiiKcincnt Willi Hie Mulr-Cowln Company of this city,
Tllli COUHII-l Is able to make Hie following cxtraordlnnry premium
To every New Subscriber who pays 50 Gents In advance for three
month's subscription, we will lvc as a premium a beautiful after
dinner china cup and saucer, hand decorated. These cups and saucers
cannot be purchased for less than 75 cents or $1.00. Gall at tile office
and see them. Cuiirlor l't.t. Co.,
IUOI O Htruut.
also a very dignified and proud spirited
person. And when she saw tho colonel
enter tho holme bedaubed with red paint
nud lieaid that he had been gibed at by
boys as hu passed along the street she
was completely undone and has since
been confined to her bed. Iler feelings
have got to bo paid for too The colonel
Ib really more distressed over Ids aunt's
feelings than anything else connected
with thin unfortunate nlTair, and lie pro
poses to fight it out on tin) basis of their
feeling and wounded pride."
"Hen here," said tho hotel's attorney,
"I'll tell you what we'll do. We'll settle
tho thing for $:!!!. ?r, and not a cent more.
If tlds doesn't meet your views of a fair
compromise, you must seek your remedy
in the law, and then you will tlml what
your client's feelings are worth."
"Is that tho best you will do?"
"It is," replied the hotel's attorney.
On Christinas morning, when tho bells
were ringing merrily in tho frosty air,
Colonel Smith appeared in a new suit of
clothes to celebrate tho occasion, for lie
had accepted the hotel's terms of $:i:i.75
fill) for his ruined clothing and sfll.75
for his feelings and those of his dear old
TO CHRISTMAS GIVERS.
8uEBatloii it to Approprliito Holiday
The gift which harmonizes with its fu
ture surroundings and just llts in a va
cant spot ia tho ono which is most val
ued. Tho same rule applies to articles
of dress. To the young brunette, whoso
evening gowns are generally pink or
crimson, thu pale blue fan, although
lovely in itself, would not bo as service
able as a plainer one which she could use
with her existing wardrobe. Before you
embroider tho doilies or centerpieces for
tho housewife's table consider the color
of her china and try to bring your work
into nfllnity witli iter possessions.
Tho friends in mourning and thu in
valid appreciate the thought fulness which
adapts thu gift to their saddened lives
Tho book, with its comforting message,
tho potted palm to brighten the darkened
room, the soft knitted shawl or slippers
in fact, anything that videuees consid
eration for their feelings, and does not
jnr by incongruity, is priceless.
It is astonishing to note how much is
frittered away on perishable trilles when
tho Christmas gift, of all others, should
bo something enduring. Tho elaborate
card and beribboued booklet are prar
tically useless, aside from tho remem
brance which prompts their giving. Al
most every ono has n collection of satin
hand painted vanities, lovely to look at,
but the care of which is the despair of
both mistress and maid. But some say:
"Othor things aru beyond my means. I
cannot afford to give substantial pres
ents." It is a fact that thu shops, espe
cially during thu hot months, aru filled
with nt least three articles which delight
tho hearts of homumakurs thu world
over, nnd which many young girls love
to collect against tho wedding d
What aro they, pray? Dainty individ
onfFee cum. lmrlennin suoous and si
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plates, suitable for the serving of frtn
cream or salad.
Co-operation is a bono to the avera
purse, if the members of the family r
n net of friends accustomed tixeliau e
gifts unite their finances, they can givt
ono handsome article in the place of se
Good taste discriminates between tin
needs of country and town and does no
send an opera el.iss or party bag to th
farmhouse, N'cit her does it give tho bo
a hook which lie ought to like, but tries
toschctouc to complete his favorite so
ries. Clulili. u s stockings nresometiuii'v
filled fi inn tue standpoint ol maturity
Utility and not sultnlidity governs the
choicei.f theireimtcntH There has been
many a disappointed, sorrowful heart on
Christmas morning because the powers
that be, loruettiug their own childhood,
had caleted to the tastes of those ot 10
instead of to these of I
On the principle or like iittractiug like,
tho most valuable ift too often funis its
way to tho one who needs it least In
some cases good judgment dicta. the
giving of money us the kindest t nug to
he done. How often some poverty
straitened one lias sighed over iho ex
pensive gift, "If I only had the money
this gift cost I" No Held n minis a wider
opportunity for the exercise of common
soiiBo than Christinas giving. Women,,
by exercising judgment, not only benefit
themselves, but are a positive blessing
in their example to the entile sex, and
yulotido of IMKI will bo a happy ono in
deed if common sense is more employed
in Christmas gifts. A L Fleming,
In no respect is thee.xtruvagancoof
modern taste ami the progress of me
chanical genius better exemplified than
in thu children's toys of the present. The
skill of inventors and manufacturers
has been exerted to the utmost to bring
out novelties in Christmas playthings,
nnd the result tins year is more attract
ivo than over before. Many of these
toys aru of considerable practical value,
and some of them sell for from 1(5 to
$100. At tho same time toys that far
surpass the playthings of other days
umy bo purchased for comparatively In
significant prices. The industry of toy
making began at Nuremberg in tho fif
teenth century. At present Paris is the
headquarters for the manufacture of
toys, although Germany divides the
honors with tho French metropolis in
many respects. In tills country many
largo factories are devoted to this in
dustry in Now York, Philadelphia and
Duck to mother's pumpkin pies,
Aliplu sauce mill oyster stous,
From tlio ell) (oiuti tliu h"js
And fowl nil I'lencli riienus.
Speeches at Christmas banquets will
bo stufi'ed with chestnuts this season, as
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