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N- - - - E RY. S- C -, T HUR:DAY, DECEMBE-c 25, 1884. o.52
: NS AxVT COST.
t1Jving determined to close out on
^k of Guns before Christmas. we ar
ering the entire lot at cost for cash
ae stock is all new, bought this fall, a
,w prices, and this is an opportunit
seldom oftered of getting a nice Gun at,
very small price at
S. P. BOOZER'S
50-3t. Hardware Store.
PIANOS,
.pt Upright and Square
e t erlorit y o f tlt he -- :t 1"
Lbe tri nuoa utLurit;e . S rIeD a eiI. in
as their merits are becotuin4
/extensively known.
iighcst Honors
Over all American and many Europeat
rivals at the
Exposition.
Paris, 1S7S
Have the Endorsement of over
100 different Colleges. semin:ries anc
Schools as to their Durability.
They are Perfect in Tone and Work
manship and Elegant in
Appearance.
A large assortment of .econd-hani
Pianos always on hand.
General Wholen:le .t ent. for
Burdett, Palace. Sterling. New Eng
gland, and Wilcox and White
OR GANS.
ANOS and ORGANS sold on EASY IN.
STALLMENTS.
.Pianos taken in Exchange, also thor
o .;zhiy repaired.
." .etad for illustrated Piano or Or
gat. Catalogne.
Chas. M. Stieff,
No. 9. NORTH LIIBERTY-STRI:ET.
BALTIMORE. MI).
F. Werber. jr.. Agent. Newberry.
April 27
CGNTRACTORS
-A.\'D)
BUILDERS.
-AND
Lumber Mill )en
Tle untersigued respect fully inform
the citizen* of Newherry and the
surttroutiiing l outies that. having :oca
te'i at lle"leti:. they are Itrepar-dl to r-on
tratet tor. ai hnidii. Churches. Dvell
in,s and ther Buillings. We gin:ran
t"e -atii;:i-ion loth in the quality ot
our w.i k and iii the price. eh:irrg.d for
it. -H:aving an excellent saw mill wse
Areai t"rei :redl, at short notice. to
saw :,tni <iress hmunher. Orlers solicitei.
SHOCKLEY BROS.
March 14
BDOKS AT YMU OWN PRICES.
Religious, Moral, MiScella.
neous and Gcod Books.
THE PRcOPRIETRESS of the HERALl:
BOOK STORE, offers a certain portion ofhei
stock of Books at such prices as
Canni.ot Fail to Insure Sale.
A good Book i-s a goaxd friend; it nevel
d sputes yo'ur wurd ansd is a!wasys resirsty
ane.i vo.u pleas-e; it et: be read andi re
re.id, in i haes I'i onl rs tte nete'S.
We- cimsske desire to be ridi of these books.
Think ofa$S2 book forSi1.00.
" " 50c " " 25.
" " other Rooks at5
HERALD BOOK STORE.
Oct 16
We desire to arnonnee to the citize:d
of Newberry and surrounding Counties
that we have locat ed a MARBLE TARE
in the Town of Nm-wherry, and are pre
pared to furnish all kinds of
MARBLE AND GRANITE TOMB
STONES and MONUMENTS.
In first class st yle and 20 per cent cheap
er than te same class of work has hith
erto been sold in New berry; consequent
ly we respectfully solicit a lberal shari
of their patronage. One block north
west of Crotwell Hlotel.
Oct 30 tf MILLER & HOOF.
W imore money than at anything els
Elby :sakine an agency for the bes
selling book out. Beginners succeed grandly
None fail. Terms tree llAz.LE' BlooK Co.
Portland, Maine. Nov. 27-84-1y.
a irSend six cents for postage, an
receivLt e freacostlybox O
anything else in this world. All, of either sex
succe-ed tromn first honir. The broad road tS
fortune opens betore the workers. absolutel]
sure. At once addlress, TRUE & Co.. A Ugusta
Maine. Nov. 27.i4-iy.
Land for Sale.
A TRACT of LAND, containing
Seventy-seven (77) Acres, mnore or~ less,
bounded by lands of Dr. G. W. Glenn.
Edgar Sligh, and the Wilson Place, is
offered for s-ale. It is well-watseed
partly cleared andi suseptible of higl
cultivation. Th-'re is ct,nside-rable cord
wood on it. A bargain may be had.
Apply to
fEALD and NEWS OFICE.
sep 18 tf
9 ATENTS
'Otn'ed, andi .li r 'TENT aCSINESS sttede
tfor M5Dm jb'( I I Fl-FES.
sd we can ott.in Pa:enss in le-s tim~e tha
those remiovs d frm AsUIi(NN
Send MOUlEL OiF D'AWIN C- We advise
P~t 4tentabil.tv tree of char' s; andi we unal
?OCIARGY. UNL.ESS l'ATE~T IS SECURaE
*We refer, her e. to the l'o..tmaster, the sunt.
fosyOrder l>lv., and to offcials ofthe t'.
,TnOe.For circu':r, advice, terms ar
i.eferet ces to ietual clients in ycur own Sti
gr COunft'.rtOo
C. mA. PatetOWe WasCo.,
We now announce that our stock of
CL').THg r
-and
FURNIS1I1Ofl
FOR
Men, . (ui 'i and 3hiUit
IS NOW c u 'rN TE,
and we t .; U 'j - PASSEi i
anything that t.nds to constitute
A First-C!. s ..t
Ou;r :i:;r oi
was ntv-.r M1RE IANi)sIMl
w:ih- our
Business Suits
are a decided improvement on any
thing w< .:ave t'ver i'een able to get.
Special attention g;iveln t1 t.c se
iection of Y ouths' and Bovs' ooli.
No doubt every mother will be grat
ified at the improvement in this
line.
We claim to sell the
BEST GENh Sil11l 11 f1DE,
for the amount charged, and no one
will doubt the ass- rtion when a
comparison is made. Indeed, our
whole line of FurnishingGoods was
Never So Good as Now,
and in every instance we will give
as full value for the amount invest
ed as any other house can afio: d to
do, and we guarantee satisfaction.
Respectfully,
WRIGHT&J.W. COPPUCK,
In Front of Court House,
Oct 9 41 Newberry, S. C.
BLOODg
And its :nn:'"e'cd aho:fEs, :re ru iy n'd
freely discu-ised in a ne..t 32 pge hook,
mailed free to unv ailress, by B'ood Balm
Co., Atlanta, Ga.
Drop a postal for it, as everv man and wo
man needs and will be delighted with its val
uable and entirely new revelations.
Some imes 'hate a Nation of u. opie and
arouse them to action. Ext'resslons similar
to the following, trom a well known D:un
gist of Atlanta, pair in from sections %here
B. B. B. Las been used.
ATL ANTA, Ju:ae 12, 18S4.
. i- our firm belief that B. B. B. is the
Blood I'urifier on tbe market. We are selling
four or five bottles of it to one of any other
pm.ar,ins t. to- indl. It has failed in no
ins:ance to give entire satisfaction. Merit is
the secret.
W. P. SMITH & CO., Druggists.
This is the only blood medicine known
that combir es quick action, certain effect,
cheap price and unbounded satisfaction
WE PROVE
That one single boirtle of B. B. B. will do as
much work in curing Ilood Poisons, Skin
Affectio.ns. Scrofala, Kidney Troubles, Ca
tarrh and I1ht'umattism as six bottles of any
other prep:iration~ on earth.
O.ne 50-year-old chronic n'cer cured; scro
fu!n or children cured with one bottle. Ujiuod
poikns cused w ith a few bo:ttes. It never
tai!s. we i.i home proof in book form.
Send fio it. Large biottle $1.00, six for S5 00.
Exre,e n reeei t of price, if your Drug
gikt e .n't surp>!v you. Address
BLOOD BALM CO.. Atlanta, Ga.
Sold in Newberry by Dr. S. F. Fant.
Oct 1&-84 1y
CougIhs, Colds, C8tarTh, Consumption10.
All Throat, Breast and Lung Affections
cured by the old-estab1ished --sWAYNE's
w ILDC H ERtY " The first dose gives re
lier, a-d a cure speedily follows. 25 oe.,* or
$1.00, at rt~ista. Jan. 84-Iv.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF NEWBEEY. IY
THE COURT OF COMMO)
PLEAS.
Allen M. Nichols vs. Simeon L. Fellers et a
Foreclosure.
By order of~ Court herein dated 6bh June
184, I will sell at public outcry, before thb
Court House at Newberry, on the tirst Monda2
in January, 1885, All that lot of land situate it
the town of Prosserity, in State and Count:
aforesaid, having a front of forty feet of Mait
Street of said Town, and running seventy-fivr
feet, with eighteen inches of drip on each side
and bounded by lots of Geo. G. DeWalt an<
David Kibler, formerly, and by lot formeri:
owned by William Bridges, Jr.
TERM8: Tue i>urchaser will ne reguired t<
pay one-half of the purchase money in cash
an'd secure the balance, payable at twelvi
months, with interest thereon from the day o
sale, by bond and mortgage of the premises
and a Policy of Insurance on the naikdinnt.
SILAS JOHNSTONE, Master.
Master's Office. 10th Dec., 1884. 50 - 3t
sTATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF NEWBERiRY
IN THE COURT OF COM MO)
PLEA S.
Sarah E. T. Chick as executrix of th,
last will of Pettus W. Chick, de
ceased, Plaintiff vs. Louisa V. J. Parr
et al, Defendant.
Complaint for relief.
Pnrsuant to the decretal order herein
I n ill sell at Newberrv C. H., S. C. o!
Saleday in Jaunary next all that tract c
lan d, containing 5S0 acres, more or less
being composed of "The : Hendersol
Island" i:n Broad River. and "The Lyle
tract," bounded by land formerly be
longing to the e-tate of Berry Richards
deceased, John H. Gilliam and others.
TERMs OF SALE. One third in cas
and the balance otn a credit of one an
two y ears, with interest from dayc
sale. ~The credit por-tion to be secure
by the bond of the purchaser and
mortgage of premnises. Purchaser ma
pay his entire bid in cash, and must p0
fr papers.
Newberry, S. C., 10, day of Dec. 18
3: a atA S JOH{NSTOE, Mar.i.ee.
TI E BELLS At :a -- Ti l~
~~\t1. Christm:s, luerrN hial
It is reallyco ia :in
W ith i's ]lwmlltrite. anltl'' greetiL'
1itI its joy an11d with i 1%ai: 1
Th'lere's a minor in the earol,
Aid a shadow inl tilt h-ht,
Ant a sray of ae 1ress twom
With the holly-wrethI to-niilt.
-:.(l The uSh4 is neve'"'' r i, : {n
By laugh'lter .ight an(1 low,
As n\e listen to the s:light
To the "bell, accoss tih: l,now.
t (.Chrisit11., m:rcy C u - It 1a !
'ih h':: sot vo \er 1o.
til:ce oe \oice's bleiad(e(
Inl the carol andt the swn
If wec co::1( b1t a til i i
Thr w1.conIi:i be no sigIn to bluother,
o hithtien Ie:ay to 1o0w
As we listen int the starlight
To the "bells across tie snow."
v Chrt1itaSr melcrry Chlristim llson
T t inlev er mo'e can ie
Wtie cainnol br ing again1 th e dlays
Oi ou unshatdowe wolhe
But C;hristmu:ts, happy Chri:nma.s,
Sweet heralil of good will,
W ith holy songs of glory,
Brings hoLiy glarness till.
For peace and iople may brigh"u,
And patient love may glo w.
As we listen in thestarlight
To the --bells across the snow."
31r. 2hirrU'is t i rit.1i;S.
'Mr. (.hirrup w::S ;jtl.l. 'Any onle
eCs -,l anysne .,Inh a .its, atiabit dis
ositon, t :at is, would have been
-.ros.;' und;;,r the samle provocation.
But eMr. Cirrap was etver cross,
and he was slo n.
howe'V r. w;:e1n it t t tO ie
:av yer Lhr's oe.srd yeou have
ao mons y to buy Oan wi-- ci:rist
was -ift.<> a ill to e seeain, the
hirinws stocki.s, u:1 r waros
pective turkey; hrli'n i and
plum-pli lbliing for your Ch:ristmas
inner, you are ecusha: :or being
So, at least, thougit Mr. Chirrup
is he sat looking out of the window
of Law er Ledgeriy's ofice, where he
was employe.1 at -a by -nol-lCeauIs-eX
ravagaut salary. Lawyer Ledgerly
was ill--too ill to he seen." his
mother-in-law sadl. o there was no
ope of anticipating his next quar
her's salary. as he had sometimes
ione on similar pressing occasions
For Mr Chirrup's salar was so
emar, and hseamil tho large,' taso
nOitilec wnderWtherwas usuaeoly
someieltyo.o inmkighto the r
mtret frall codedquarthr'stndat
lunures,wsntr.c cluae
All heep thins Mr. Chirrup'on
de as hetsat gooing moutlyof the
wie warkFith stlls, at ecoppo
siteoUnion jostlin And lowur hero
other.twlemMr.eChirdupicantartedlaed
eeread sal the nDervi's attoo
genrally do r the seenht ofe the
wmheuarket baskeowedwt Chistmase
handi, as god-exatey canculate
toher Surel atans Mr. Chirrup's
e iswas evdtily azicmi at te
well-nier trkey tas, te, crowd
the peole Chjos-ad eowin e
ohediu. punnhesdenty stred and
peroud andarpld ito unde hgi fore-l
brte orl as if he ween oexhiitng it
frThat beehof slek- erlookingt
lmly downh nob het wndoweroat,
withe. uemaktbskti n
Butd ind ralt gli-eadedng nlyh
nother ownrein that ti was hreally
ele bgesthe lu petschil t! dr
A he mdee ythe adiscoery,r Mr.
fhwith,p-Mr. Rothschild Chir ta
au' honse mrke t wasketoo whc
biggest thawnn Mr. Cipeitheo
teMr. Chirrup-had seen Cin this
mret.m And thea oud-eeprchase
held etvup don it,LA trn t
urkendsapp eard in agin forhall
thet Forl as ittere exhtrng it
fo he eeit betee he brother kn
guydnfrom timewjind-or there
Bu "n reality he a decidingeysly
fthowith into Chr.rotsCbhid Chir
M ~. Chirrupou Mr.aca C i this
s. .ud cclcry, too. For a big
bunch f'i celery. 1.(r,e en1ou1 2h for a b
winter :ouquet. had ollowe(d the
1t:ilnumoth turkey to its hidig1-plare. a
's one thi;ng I like h
better than another. its celery," "
thought Mr. Ca'eb Chirrup, trying a
very hard to look crabbed and re- a
vengeful but not succeeding very g
w Ilov.-a-er. he did manage to
look (u:te ::vage :oi r:'::Itiiul 'ur w'V'
hi:n, w:hici is saying a Lrgo-i (ll.
Mrii. 1:oths chihi. in t":e m-' anitimel. a
,urull U t e eve1i. t:(i 1- 1 (ompou . it
LL r of01 01 ,is w:-,. tl.r= !n_. thec crow;i t)
which jostled hi on ol;every side.
Now and then he stopped at the best
;.ied stalls. an i added rehtys o
v,-tabil's and otiher art icl.s to t:
e(lt'sit; o i,is roomy ba-ket.
iuiebes of ripe hI:manias. dozens
of golden riudd.d oranges and lemons
-scudls" of candies and cakes, and
indigestibl e compounds. also disap
pearel in the s:ane ample receptacle.
--Iunh? I trust the little Roths
iC
(l,ills have well-seasoned stomachs
to dispose of all that trash." thought
Mr. Caleb, sarcastically. Tough in
reality he could not have told whether
his brother was a bachelor or a Bene
diet. so long had been tlt feud be
tween them. And then, Mr. Caleb
Chirrup-s humble abode was many, a
many blocks removed from the aris
tocratic precincts of --West End,"
whu.re his brother resided.
The elder Chirrup-for Mr. Roths
child was the elder-seemed at last
to have cuilpleted hi purchase of tl
edibles, and pauscd in tront of a r
tlower-stall, where he selected a pot 0
of crimson and white chrysanthe- ti
"The very pot,' thought Mr. Caleb, c
gluTuly. --that I picked out ov;r a u1
month ago, as a Christmas present d
fr p(or hl. ty.n
"Poor l'atty" was Mr. Caleb's rie. t!
Y r. Rothschild, however. deposittd n
his purchase in the basket, and n
trudged away. in blissful iZnoranice
of the shabbily dressed brother,
glowering at him from the window n
across the street. b
--What-what's this ?" ti
Mr. Caleb Chirrup had ascended I
to the two second-story rooms he a
called home, had kissed his wife and a
babies, shook hands with his sister- al
in-law, and had hung up his hat and
overcoat, preparatory to eating his
supper. t<
There were no signs of glumness tl
here,for Mrs.Patty and her sist.er,Miss tl
Melissa, looked cheerful and smiling,
and wore their faded print dresses as
if they had come from the richest
silk-looms of the East.
And the young Chirrups had clean a:
faces and p)inafores, and looked as t
happy as if "-Santa Claus'' was not c
intending to give their stocking the n
"go-by" on that particular Christmas n
ee.
But Mr. Chirrup still felt a little
glum, as lhe thought of the empty 'h
stockings and other vexations, and b
he turned to the tea-table in someb
impatience. But-"What's this?"
he demanded, starting back as if a r
snake had bitten hirm. And no won
der he started, for on the table lay a
mammoth turkey, plump and yellow
breasted,squads of vegetables,bunch- F
es of celery, dozens of ripe bananas,
golden-ri nded oranges and lemons,
piles of candies and confectioneries, r
and, fragrant and blooming, a pot of t
crimson and white cbyrsanthemums; f
a familiar-looking market basket also E
stood on a chair by the table.
Mr. Chirrup was about to pinch
himself to see if he was awake, when
-'erry Christmas, brother Caleb,"
sounded in his ear, and forth from ~
some mysterious corner came Mr. ~
Rothschild Chirrop himself, sleek and ~
well-kept looking-nobby hat, gold
headed cane and all ! "Merry Christ
mas, brother Caleb," be repeated, ex
tending a well kept hand. "-I'v-e
been waiting all these years for you t
to make some advances towards at
truce- But since you still remain I
adamant, I concluded to make them
myself. So let by-gones be by-gones, I
if you are willing, and let us be
friends.hereafter, as well as brothers.'' t
Then turning to the table, he hel
up the fat turkey, turning it round1
and round, just as he had done on
the market.
'A fine fellow, isn't hie? I got the
biggest I could find in the market, on
purpose for you," he added. "And
the pot of flowers a peace offering to
my sister-in-law. if she will accept
it he added, while Calb stili looked
o,h,dazed.
And the children's stoekings were
not destined to bang empty after all,
iat Christmas Eve.
And abetter Christmas dinner, or
a party to eat it, was not found any
Iwhere that Christmas day. For Mr.
'Rotaschild Chirrup proved to be an
l bachlor1, an s very.. willingnly'
aei an i:nVitat:>u to di:w at his
rother's. Anti Mrs. Chirrups sister
iss %Ielissa. being an old uaid. she
(1 Mr. Rothsebild very rottanicni
-'ill in 1()%e with each other, and
hen anoth. r Christmas <bw cain.
round Mr. Rotihseiil was ;:o h>iz r
itachelor. anIi 31iss 31:lessa no Ion
. r an old maitl.
Ant whei Inwvr Ledgerly g-rrw
eli enough - to he s--et" a.fain
as obli +"d to prov;.le hittiselI wi:
lt,tuer clerk. as Mr. C: h hadl gon
it parte: :.: a his br,t.i: r in
e w:.r, anti;l,; Uusi :,. ---I"-Lr: ,
Yhit eyCak
E t , dir:ik aid be nm'i ry ufIt!
?emn to be an approipriate mott.; lr
le festal Iromnts of the boliday sea
>u, and the hospitable home s gas r
lnded with Christmas greens ]ld
he bustle of social entertainment
ervades every nook and corner. It
a gala tiwe with the children, who
e on the tip toe of happy expecta
on, for Santa Claus never folg, t;
is little pi:ople, but always brings
ew some good thing, and the
iristnas tree will surely be on
:td wvith its foliage lich and j are,
happy cusim.in, for which we are
Itdebted to the -'Faderland."
"uver the _ea tltere'a a wonderful tree;
We bx:ml of it lr.t:t 1:1 Geruttuy,
But n<.w old Ent;lar.d ;: til rs its fruit.
And here in our roil it has to keu root "
In some homes four Christmas
e',, one in each corner of a big
)Otnh. are used. The parents have
ue corner, the older children one.
IV l;alies th,e third c'n(-r and the
rvants the fourtith. A Gcrmlan
br'i,tmnas Clrn'binets a re li gious fes
vai vi!It th. gift. ivig. Tire chil
r.n are t:ak.n in to see the illuwi
t;-1 trt"t-, b;ut not to ;eem ,Ve anyv
rin from its well-hd.n boughs
til tlbty hav( sung the sweet Christ
"s c:tro:s Of tlir conetrv. They
i sit :t the ae of the m-te in their
tile gna*nt costume"s, th: it soft hait
eatiy disposed of in Marguerite
raids and their roun.i, grave faces,
lining with expectancy, for however
ifling the gift Kris KrinIe brings
am the"y are taught to be thankful,
,d they are sure of a white sugar
,pe with one very red side to it,
id a waxy green stem, the only
rt of it they may not eat.
There are no waits-boy singers
ionse as at midnight here, with
leir weird, sweet, carol singing, and
ieir elamor for gifts.
''God rest you, me~rry gentlemen ;
Let nothing you dismay;
For Jesuis Christ our Sariour,
Was born on Christmas Day."
But the bells chime at midnight
ad ring oat tbe old tender story
sat eighteen hundred years ago the
baldean shepherds started on their
aission of peace, and everybody
akes merry in his or her approved
'av.
It is~ in England that Christmas
as its full value. There it is hoth a
oly day and a holiday. The roast
eef of old England and the plum
udding of national reputation, are
snowned in story and song.
rhey sere uip salmon, venison and w11d
boars,
y bundreds, dozens and by scores,
osheadsr of honey, kilderkins of mustarJ,
lum puddings, pancakes, apple-ples and
custards."
The boar's head enwreathed with
osemary is the processional dish of
be old manorial halls and the Ox.
>rd feasts and is borne in with sol
mn state upon its decorated platter.
'he Christmas goose is a favorite
ish of the common people, turkey
eing more of a New Year's treat.
bristm3as week is a season of jollity
nd hospitality and a culmination of
11 the blessings is reserved for the
lay itself.
THE HOLLY.
The use of holly for religious fes
ivals probably began with the in
rodution of christianity into Eng
and. It had been adopted by the
ay christians at Rome, for the in
habitants of that city held the tree in
;reat veneration, and this is hardly
o be wondered at, as Pliny says
here was growing in his time a fa
nons holly near the Vatican; upon it
ras a brass plate bearing an inscrip
ion recording its age. This tree
v-as older than Rome itself, and has
tcod there 800 years. Many branches
nust it have given for the festivals
hat were held in honor of the
od Saturn, for the people considered
t sin emblem of peace and friend
ship The decoration of houses with
olly is also a custom that was orig
nally copied from the Romans, al
though we had not such a pretty rca
son for it as they had. They believed
(as you have probably learnecd), ii
gods who lived in the woods and for
ests; holly was the only. pi'nt the
kept up its brig.irrs au:1 be:rty iJ
the deslate winter, so they brough
the houtuhs into their homes, --that
the sylvan spirits might repair
thither and remain unnipped by
frosts and cold winds until a milder
season renewed the t'olinge on their
darling abodes." I think, after this
pretty reason for decorating, you
will always fancy a dainty summer
f:hiriv is peeping at you from behind
t ; loliv l:ranchcs. and very likely
is hat.ihing at (ju when you pull a
l+>t :: c :about echiliulains or lessons.
- r a. C:,r. o: course. cannot feel
pwo..! out ud.-rstaid
u:h: . ,+ : u k .)s t!he holly
hli suci: powt r over the minus of
the Bomhan:s. the christiaiiS a/lopted
thi ( uzti of init at c is mas,
aiid t:u.s avo tided - oclking ii ire
jtits of newly-wad-: convert.
Tiwre were s,oime people once who
ha-l a Curious theory about our win
ter evergreen; they asserted that the
sun never caused this tree to throw a
sha;low, and, having it thus asso
ciated with extreme brightness and
light. and sprinlied the face of new
lv-born children wit:. water iml:reg;
nated with holly.
D.ANGERS TO'4 .'El DD IN.
AN IIl'ORTANT DISCUSSIO.\ IN THE CEa
TENNIAL CONFERELCI'.
l;ALTIMORE . .Mi... Deeeuer 13 -
Y. sterday was a hvely day in tLe
Confertnce. Indeed, the interest is
glowing daily. lie members are
ecomirg acquainted with each otLer,
and a kind of bowe-feeling wakes
them easier and add. to the general
couiidort of Ai. iTere is scarcely
ar,y good that lis not its attendant
evil, iovevCr. This easit'.r feeltng
m,tk.-s the mem!is readier to sp.ak,
ami tihit paten:t sprin;g atttachrr.:
which throws m+n to their fee. + I
readily during the time for di,;-nl
sit,n st-ems to be a general posse:",n
now A great deal of eloq'--!
no4;st lie over till the next Cenier
nial. The world may not be the
poorer in fact, yet, no doubt, some of
the yearning minds who go home un
relieved of their surplus talk will
think the next centnry will miss the
power of their influence. The five
minutes rule gives relief to a good
many and gives var iety to the discus
sions. Most of the speakers have to
be rapped down by the presiding
officer in the midst of their speeches;
some hardly get through a well pre
pared exodium before the heartless
gavel falls and they sit down, feeling,
doubtless, much like the dog that
had his tail cut off close behind bis
ears. It does seem hard to have a
Prorstean rule to which all bave
to conform. There are some men
whom the Conference w6uld be glad
to hear for an hour. The vener
able Dr. Merrick, of the Ohio Wee
leyan University,, and the more yen
erable Dr. McFerrin are greeted
with applause whenever they rise to
speak, and they would be welcome to.
an hour at any time, but they do not
need so much time. They have
learned how to express themselves.
In truth, they have something to say
and they say it. They do not tron
ble themselves about the expres
sions, but speak out of their full
hearts and minds directly to the
point, and neither have yet spoken
till the gavel has fallen.
The papers of yesterday were gen
erally strong. Those of the morning
session were both excellent. One
was by Dr. H. C. Warren of the M.
E. Church, North, on the subject
-T be outlook of Methodism in 1784,"
and the other by Dr. J. D. Black
well of the M. E. Church, South, on
"The Methodism of 1885 and its out
look ?" Dr. Blackwvell's subj-act led
him to suggest some dangers to
Methodism.
FOr GREAT oBSTACLES TO THE GROWTH
OF THE cEIURcH.
This was taken up in the after
noon by Dr. J. H. Vincent in a pa
per on "Possib)le dangers to Method
ism.' The paper excited a lively
deate. This was by far the most
interesting debate we have had upon
any subject yet brought before the
Conference. Dr. Vincent's paper
covered a large field and suggested
some strong points. He said one of
the principal dangers to the Meth
odism of the fature lay in her doc
trines. There was danger, he said,
Ifirst from too great radicalism and
nseemly and unjust pressing of the
Wod of God beyond their trues
bounds and intolemeoe of those who
did not agree to all that might be sc
radically taught. Another danger
-was from jast the opposite course.
too great conservatism, the preaeb
ing an emasculated Christiam.
which, "'accepting for doctrir *'
y . to go out and leave. ;uth
I n u nniulsaS and neweriis
tLc1unulation of iifriess pl::titodes. L,
1gain, a timid n.-utiaiity which f-ar- t
sd to touch any question lest it I
night err on one side or the other. c
was a danger. What the church c
neetl was a p,!p ;,od _noug It. .
take bohi of error in any form in
which it n:ight appear, and pious C
enough to ex:iib'it the sTiirit of Christ t
Ti charity to those w h,(o n,:iit. hon- c
rstly diff.:r from us.
The second great danger was from'
the abuse of rev:%al me ,:s T.x I
Joctor said ha did not discount re
vj ids. i la y:a,i heen a power in
Methodism . buL he had no patience I
with those itinerant religious em- t
irics who tramp over the country and
with clap-trap methods count "con- -
verts. as they call them, by scores, i
magnify themselves, fill the minds of
the unwary with a semi-religious t
swash which they call doctrine, dis
count the pastorate with those who
need it most, and then t-ike their
:lcpart:re. leaving behind them a set
>f phrases which pronounced in a
:atarrhal rhapsody, were the sum
and substance of the pseudo piety
which they taught. Th3 revival
methods used by our fathers were
ibused by these peripatetic venders
>f cheap gospel wares.
A third danger was a wrong cater
ng to the poor. Why bring the dis
inctions of rich and poor in.o the.
hurch ? It was wrong in spirit and
atal in practice. It is as wrong to
,atronize a man because lie is poor.
ms to lionize him because he is rich.
It is the glory of Methodism that she
sarries the gospel to the poor; but
3he has a mission also to the rich.
Her churches are opened to all, and
the should make no distinction.
The fourth danger to Methodism is
:' e iil:re to use thc ! : l eie
,::ents of powe--. Dr. Viuent mnAde
ere a strong plea for the seiznr, by
SChurch o! vve_rv < u:,le t of
xorldly power im-ney, culture, &c..
1d its u.e for ti:n glory of God.
rIiE WORLDLY METHODS OF RAISlNG
MONEY.
The Rev. W. H. Yarrow, primitive
1thodist, of Brooklyn, opened the
:liscussion in a racy speech. Among
,he dangers to Methodism he thought
was the failure to enforce discipline
and the introduction of worldly and
anworthy methods for raising money.
Re had known of a manager of a
variety show wao threatened to
bring action against a certain Meth
dist Church, because he had to pay
a heavy license to do what the Meth
Ddists were allowed to do free in or
der to raise money for their churchm,
He thought the Christmas pantomime
to be an evil, a poor and cheap imita
ion of the theatre against which ourI
pulpits preached.
ESTETICIsM AS A sUBSTITUTE FOR
GODLINESs.
Among the others that now rose to
speak was Dr. Merrick, of Ohio a
venerable man, well known in the
Conference. He caught the eye of
the Chair, and as he was about to
speak a delegate requested absolute
silence while he was addressing the
Conference, as Dr. Merrick had
rather a weak voice. Quietly, and
almost tremulously, he said : "There
is a point, to which attention has not
yet been called, of some importance.
If I am not mistaken, there is one
possible danger to which no reference
has been made. I allude to the pos
sible substitution, to a certain and
painful extent, of the love of God
mstheticism for experimental godli
ness. I am no advocate for coarse
rusticity, or for anything that would
violate good taste, but it does not
blind me to a possible danger in the
future. I am aware that it is urged
that we have these esthetic attrac
tions to draw people to the churches.
They may draw some, but not the
masses. TChose who are impelled
simply by the ]ove of the beautiful
will go to the theatre, the concert and
the art gallery. The universal, deep
felt want is for that which will give
peace to the troubled soul, and that
wil draw as nothing else will. 'X ho
shall deliver Me from the body of
this death t' The cross of Christ
needs no esthetic additions to at
tract the sinner. 'And I, if I be
lifted up, will draw all men unto me,'
was spoken by Him who knew man
intimately.'
M.NTAL cULTUaE cANNOT TAKE THES
PLAcE 0? BELIGION.
Dr. .J. B. McFerrin spoke to the
point of culture taking the place of
religion. One delegate had seemed
to lean to the belief that education
could take the pei of religion, and
had said tha't dere was an angei and
a every human heart, and we
shoud aid the angel to cast out the
devil. Dr. Min errial doce out argue.
He dteals ii plain statement and
drives right at the weak point of that
mhich he opposes. He said t "If there
any one sub ject of more interest
ian another to at-'. it is this one."
le then related the story of a lady
f his aicquaintance who planted a
rab-:pple tree, and cultivated it for
ears in an atteimpt to tuak it pro
uce sweet -pp' !s. --An evil tree
au't bring fo.th: good fr':it," he con
inued. 'Ti i' ea of training chi!
ren so that they will have no con
ictiou o,' si.:. no regeneration. I
as one of the best children that ever
ivo i. bat when I ,zrw up I needed
onversion. The brother spoke of an
ngel and a devil . in every hn:nan
Leart. I thought of how long it would
ake that angel to cast out that devil,
.nd if he could do it at all. But the
ord Jesus caM2 along one day and
ound a man woo had in him a legion
f devils and no angels, and he cast
hem all out with a word. "I tell you.
rethren, "ye must he born again."
A. C. S.
Eesterday's Preeedings-A Paper by a
Colored Theologian-The CentennialVol
umce-A Love Feast.
BALTIMORE, December 15.-The
ilethodist Centenary Conference re
umed its sessio;n at Mt. Vernon
hurch this morning, Bishop Hood,
if the A. M. E. Zion Church presid
ng. After devotional exercises a pa
ier on --Methodist means of grace,"
>repared by Bishop Holsey, of the i
olored M. E. C!:urch. was read by
he R;ev. F. M. Hamuiton, of the col
red M. E. Church, of Washington.
3is!op Andrews announced that the
uccess of the "Centennial Volume,"
o contain an account of the sermons
nd proceedings of this Conference,
ro,:ld not be assured if the brethren
id not take more interest in swell
ng the subscription list. He also
tated that the business committee
a-i thouwht it desirable' to have a
.ove Feast as th:e filtsie of the ses
on of the Conferene on Wednes
Ti'ie i; . A. S. iint, Secre:
he American Bible Societ
aper on -"The aim and character of
Iethodist preaching.'
At the afternoon session Bishop
Ceener presided. Dr..-giorgsta
ead a paper on "The Doctrinal Uni
y of Methodism," and the Rev. :R.
i. Davis on "Guards to the Purity
f Doctrinal Teaching."
This evening there was a social
ession in the concert hall of the
cademy of Music, where supper
Pas served by the Methodist ladies
>f Baltimore, and several addresses
rere made.
A Washington letter says: "Thej
efusal of Gen. Grant to accept a
>ension is of course un-derstood to be
be to his conviction that he shoef&
>e placed on the retired .list of h
irm. The veto by President Arthur
>f t~he bill to place Fitz-J6hn Portem
n the retired list would. estop Btn
~rom approving a bill for Gen. Grant,
S the principaLinvolved in the PretIa
lent's objection. to the Fitz-Joh3i
orter bill woul~d apply equally to
he case of Gen. Grant. The Presia
lent held that Congress invaded -the
onstitutional prerogative of the Ex
cutive in undertaking to name a
articlar person for a particular
ffce. He therefore could not -be
uilty of the inconsistency of ap
proving the bill for the benefit ofon
crson while vet:oing a similar bl o
nother. This was the reason why
e recommended a pension for Gen.
Grant. lt has been suggested that
Congress could pass a bill providing
for the appointment of a general on
he retired list of the army without
specifying any name for the position,
and the President could then exer
cise his constitutional right and name
Grant. There are, perhaps, twenty
officers on the retired list now who
were plac-d there by specific acts of
Congress in their favor-acts whidh
were approved by President Grant
and resident Hayes without ques
tion-and it is not likely that the
technical objection of President Ar- ~
thur would have been raised had the
person to be benefited been other
than Fitz-Joh.n Porter. There Is un
dobtedly a more friendly feeling for
the project of putting Gen. Grant on ~
the retired list, if it can be accom
plished, among Demccrati!'Senaltors
and members than among the Repub
licans. Bills in his favor have been
twice defeated through the opposition
of Republics.n members of the-milita
ry committees. Southern members
of Congress have almost universally
expressed zhemselves in favor of
such a measure. An intimate friend
of Gen. Grant says that he is indeed-~
a changed man since the failure of
the tirm of Grant & Ward; that the
shok was a blow from which even
his iron frame and resolute will could
not recover. He said that only a
few days before the failure, so un
conscious was Grant of the impend-j
n~ disaster that he spoke in the
tost enthasiastic terms of his inian.
cal standing. estimating. his Qwn~
weelhi and that of each of' his sona
at a million or two, and also remsrk
ing that he had gone into basiies
with the mlain idea of savianoing theI
itrests of his bove. Now he seems
to shun company and to prefer being
alone, and some of those who have
suddenly come upon him have been
pained and startled to see evidnee.j
of tears trickling down that imp Msity

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