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There are favored days in the
week for marriages, as well as fa
vored months in the year. Satur
day, Sunday and Monday are the
most in esteem-Sunday in the ru
ral districts and Saturday in the
towns. 'It appears, however, that
Sunday weddings are generally
less numerous than they were,
while Saturday weddings are on
the increase. Friday is deemed an
unlucky day for marriage, as for
most other undertakings. In the
county of Gloucester there were
but 20 Friday marriages in 1881,
to 213 on Saturday, 211 on Men
(lay and 203 on Sunday. In the
city of Manchester much the same
proportion holds out. The Friday
wNeddings were but 24 to 287 on
Saturday, 221 on Sunday, and 1781
on Monday. In Scotland, on the
other hand, Friday is the great
(lay for marrying ; nearly half the
weddings for a given year are cel
ebrated on thaL day. Sunday in
Scotland is practically a dies non'
for matrimanial purposes ; and the
Saturday weddings are exceeding
ly few. The English prejudice a
gainst Friday marriages in gener
al does not extend to Good Friday
-at least in certain town district ;I
for whereas the average of Friday
marriages in Manchqster was in
1881 but 218, on Good Friday there
were celebrated as many as 36.
There are no figures, however, to
show that this is a common state
of things. The one day in the year
on which more marriages are cele
brated in Scotland than on any oth
er is December 31, which is doubt
less explained by the fact. that
New Year's (lay i observed there
as a general holiday. In England
not one day is in the same position;
hut the favorite wedding days are
Christmas day, Easter Monday,
WVhitsun Monday, and the days
p)receding and following them, and
then the August bank-holiday.
O0LcANO OR GEYSER. - On Mr.
Nicholas Colvin's place. at Halseli
ville county, has been heard for
sometime a roaring noise, and it
wvas not till the last few days that
the place from whence this sound'
came was found. A short dlistane
from his residence is the main roadl,
and following the fence for about
a quarter of a mile, parallel with
the road, you arrive at the place
where thiis noise issues forth from
the ground. Smoke ariees in dense
columns and for a distance of tw en
ty yards of this ap~arent bole the
ground 1' ih a heated condition.
The jyeople aroun~d about tliere, es
peeially the negroes, a'e in -tle
wildest state of terror, thinking as
usual that thojudgenient day is ai
hand. Th ighites, also, are at F
loss to explain the phenomenon,
On last Tuesday a. party assemblec
at this threatening volcano witi
spades, shovels, &c., prepared tc
dig for the mystery. We were in
formed by two of the participapte
in the affair that a depth of eight
feet was reached, when by the
smoke, heat arid threatening explo
sion, as they thought, it was founc
iimpractical to dig further. So th(
mystery remains still unsolved.
Some think that it is indeed a vol
eano and others that it is a geysei
from the vapor which arise and thc
moistened state of the earth sur
rounding it. The country is hilly
and rolling--sone of the hillh
reaching almost the pr'opoirtions ol
a mountain. The soil is of igneous
formation. We have as our infor
mants our former Representativc
in the State Legislature, Mr. Johui
B. Cornwell, and Mr. Sam McA fe(
both relia ible and res)ectable men.
-Rev. J. A. Register, pastor
of Cential M. E. Church South.
Baltimore, arose in conlference or,
Monday, and after Incsnting th(
report of the operations of his con
gregation during the ycar, brief
1y proceeded to announce hi
change to the lProtestant Episco
pal Churcn. I is remarks created
most intense excitenient, and hi
fellow-clergymen came pre.ug a
round hiin, eagerly ur-ing hiin t(
be not hastyv. WVith tears in his
eyes the reverend gentlerian, whos
('on gregation is one of the weaIMt.
iest in the city, stated that he ha(
thought well over the subject, al
though he had neve' given an in
timnation of'his intention to a living
being until he had informed th<
conference. At the conclusion ol
his remarks there was a solemr
quietness in the conference. Thei
Mr'. Register again rose, and tak
ing up his hat, walkedl down th<
aisle with bowed headl and sorrow.
f'ul mien. As he p~assed along sev
eral hands were ouitst. etched tc
take a farewell.
--A nourishishing andl pleasant
drink for a sick perIson is mTade of
parched rice. Erown the rice thc
same as you do coffee, then pour
boilinig water' with a little salt in it
over the rice. Let, it boil until it is
tendler, thien add sugar or' cream tc
it. It may he strained or not, ac
cordling to taste.
-Young mani, never marry the
girl who will elope with you. TJh(
woman who has s'ufficient will to e
lope generally has the determina
tionf that will make her' head of the
M. F. ANSEL, J. H. ZqEWTON
Grcenville, S. C. Pickens S. 0.
ANSEL & NEWTON,
.Attorneys at Law,
PICKENS C. H., S. C
fe b 29-tf
C. E. ROBINSON,
Pickeus, S. C.
J. T. NIX, J.J NIX,
Greenville. S. C. Hampton, S.C.
Nix, Robinson & Nix,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law.
PICKENS C. H1., S. C.
Will practice in all the Courts of the
State, ald of the United States.
All business shall receive prompt:
GE. W. TAYLOR. JAMES P. CARY.
TAYLOR & CARY,
.s ttorney,5s at M..a,7
PICKENS C. H., S. C.
ADAM C. WELBORN,
Counisellor at Law,
GCE10NVIIJ P, I. C.
Trac/cesi n the State and
U. S. C'ourt..
Olijee in Clevelan(1 BIlock, over I -aac
A BLrIlE. WV. D. MfAYFE v .11 )
BL YTHE & MAYFIELD
COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
(UIEENV[LLE, S. C.
wre/icesV in /estate arnd'
('. .S. C'our/..
Prompt nitentfion to all business.
'2b Oflice inl Law 1ange. "W-"
J. A. COOK,
GOOS, AC., AC.,
OREENVILLEI, S. C.
Call on me and exam'ne the
" Excelsior Cook Stove "
bxafore you byelsewhiei'e.
nishng Groods at short-crop?/
At W~holesale, (CheapIeri thtan the
Lime! Lime! Lime !
CA N BE BOiTG II'I' Ol'
Easley, S. U.,
Either ini Car Load Lots or
b~y the single barrell at very
W. M. Iagood. & Co.
the balance of their
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(3ood1 L ot
W. 1Vt. +tSA gOO& Go,
Ra First Class Livery
and Sale Stable in cone.
tion withI thleir buIsine'ss, and
forget them whenC~ in Easley.
Jan 11 --.-n