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Appointment of Ministers by tho Moth-1
Charleston District,"W. P. Motizon,
P. E.?Charleston : Trinity, It; N.
Wells; Bethel, E. J. Meynardie;
, Spring Street, jj> . F. .ChruiUsqcrg.
Berkley, J. T. Pale ^ Cajnhoy, A..'G.
Gantt; Cypress, G. II. Pooser; St.
Paul's Mission, S. D. Vaughn ; St.
?eorgo'a, P. F. Kistler ; Bamberg, T.
I K. Wannamnker; Collcton., B. G.
Jones; Wallerboro,C C. Fishburnc;
Allendalo, W. II. Lawton ; Black
.Swnmpvil^C. Loyal, B. G. Guess;
Yeruassce, W!*S. Wightman ; Ilardec
villle, supplied 'b3'* J0. B. Loylcss,
Sufnincrvilk^ S/ II. Browne; South
Branchviile, D." Tiller. "
Editor Southern Christiayi Advo
cate^ ,S. A. Weber.
Ornngebuig J)istriet, M. Biown, P.
E.?Orangcburg, O.A. Darby; Or-'
rnngeburg Circuit, J. C. Bissell;
Branciivilje, T. Raysor ; Providence,
J. B. Plait -St. Matthews, F. Auld ;
Lcwisville, J. L. Shuford .; Orange,
J.B. Masscbeau ; Kdisto, N. K. Mel
ton ; Kdisto Mission, M. M. Ferguson ;
Grahams, J. A. Clifton ; Willision
and Blackville, D. Z. Danlzler ; Lang
ley, II. II. Jones; Granitevillo Cir
cuit nnd Mission, .1. A. Mood ; llarn
well Circuit and Mission, to be sup
plied'by T. B. Boyd.
Columbia District, A. M. Chreilz
berg, P. B,?Columbia: Washington
Street, W. T. Capers ; W. Martin,
financial agent Washington Street
Church ; Marion Street, J. L. Stokes ;
W. A. Clark, sup.; City Mission, L.
M. Little; Columbia Circuit to be
supplied by J. W? .Diekson ; Ridgc
way, M, H. Pooscr; Winnsboro, G.
W. Wli'itinan ; Fail field, A. J. Cau
then ; -Cluster, A. II. Lester ; Chester
Circuit, L. A. Johnston ; East Ches
ter,'T..J. Clyde; Kock Hill, J. M.
Boyd, J. M. Friday ; Fort Mills, W.
W. Williams; Yorkville, T. K. Gil
belt; York Circuit, A. Ervinc ; Lex
ington pork, W. W. Jones ; Lexmg
ton, D. W. Scale; Edgeiichi, S.
?Lcarcl; Johnston, W. A. ltodgers;
Ward's, A. C. Walkci ; Gilbert Hol
low, J. .J.. Workinan. r
Columbia Fe mule College?J. W.
Surater District, T. G. Herbert, P.
E.?Suintir, A. J. StoUes ; Sunder
Circuit, J. S. Bcaslcy ; Spiing Hill,
J. W. Arial!; Bisbopvillc, D. J. Sim
mons; Manning, II. M. Mood; Man
ning Circuit, W. W. Mood ; San'.ce,
W. II. Kirton ; Bichland Foik, K. G.
Price; Cnmden, J. O. Wilson ; Ker
" shaw, J. W. Brown ; Hanging Bock.
D. J. McMillan ; Lancaster, J. W.
W?lling; Chester Ii eld, C. D. Powell;
Zoar, B. L. McDuIlie ; Lynchburg,
. *?? W. II. Ariall; Wcdgefield Circuit and
Mission, supplied by A. A. Gilbert.
Florence District, J. C. Stoll, P.
E. ?Florence, J. W. Mcltoy; Dar
iinglon, W. It. Riohard6on ; Society
Hill, H. J. Morgan ; Che-raw, W.
Thomas j Darlington Circuit, D. D.
Dnntzler, S. Jones, sup.; Jeffries
Creek, E. T. Dodges ; Timmonsville,
G. it.' Wells; Clarendon, W. L.
Pegucs; Willianisburg, T. YV. Muu
nerlyn; Kingstrce, J. W. Koger;
Black Bivcr, J. C. Davis; George
town, J. A. Porter ; Georgetown Cir
cuit, to be supplied ; Johnsonville, W.
Carson, T. E. Morris ; Scranton Mis
sion, to be supplied by T. Ei James ;
West Marlon, T. P. Phillips ; Mars
Bluff, W. D. Kirklami.
Marion District, H. A. CX Walker,
P. E.?Marion, It. L. Harper ; Ma
rion Circuit, G. W. Gatlin; North
Marlboro, W. II. Wrolon ; Bennetts
villc, J. W. Murray, J. G. Grnliam;
? Little Rock, J. II. Zimmerman;
South Marlboro, G. T. Harmon;
. Mullinsville, S. J. Hill; Conwayboro,
L. Wood; Conwayboro Circuit, II.
W. Wkitaker ; Buck vi He, A. B. Lcc ;
Waccnmaw Circuit and Mission, P.
Coke8bury District, C. II. Prilch
ard,.P. E.-T-Cokeabury Station, J. W.
Humbert; Cokcsbury Circuit, J; L.
Sifley; Abbeville, A. J. Stafford ; Ab
beville Circuit, C. D. Mann ; South
Abbeville, 1*! E. Watson ; Lowntles
ville, It. P. Franks ; Tumbling Shoals,
M. L. Banks ; Greenwood, Win. C.
Power; North Kdgcfield, W. P.
Meadors ; Newberry, J. B. Campbell;
Newberry Circuit, J. W. Kelly, J, S.
Porter; North Newberry, A, C. Lc
Gelte ; Saluda, J. B. Tra3'wick.
Spartanbnrg District, J. M. Car
lisle, . P. E.?Sparenburg, J. -T.
Wightman, F. M. Kcnnedj', sup.;
City Mission, R. C. Oliver, sup.; Un
ion, R. D. Smart; Cherokee Springs,
J. W. Tnrboux; Cain Creek . J. J.
Nc7?bi?\y; Jonobvillc, J. G. Counts j
Limestone Springs, J. T. Kilgo;
North Limestone Springs, to lie sup
plied ; Goshcn Hill, W. S. Martin;
Laurens, J. K. McCain ; North Lau
rens, A. 1'. Avant; Clinton, A. W.
Walker; Belmont, J. B. Wilson;
Gowansvillc, J. F. Smith ; Rich Hill,
It. it. Dagnall; Black's Station, 11.
Vandeibilt University, A. M. Shipp.
WofTord College, W. Smivh and W.
W. Duncan, professors.
Greenville District, S. B." Jones, 1*.
E. ?Greenville, A. Coke Smith;
Greenville Cireuit, A. W. Jackson;
Reidville, G. M. Boyd, J. A. Wood,
supernumerary ; North Greenville, J.
F. England; Fork Shoals, II. R.
Browne; WiUhiniston Circuit," L. F.
Peaty ; Anderson, J. E. Cut lisle ; An
derson Circuit, .1. Altawny ; Shallow
Ford, L. M. Hamer; Fendleton Cir
cuit, W. Hutto ; Pickens Circuit and
Mission, S. II. P. El well, J. W. Dan
iels ; Seneca City Circuit, to be sup
plied by W. A. Hodges; Walhalla
Circuit and Mission, A. W. Moore,
J. ,J. Neville, supernumerary.
Williamston Female College?S.
G. W. Walker transferred to South
west Missouri Conference, and sta
tioned at Lexington, Missouri.
Stumbling into a IVIarriage.
A comely young maiden, fresh
from the shores of old England, ar
rived in this city on her way Wes',
to join her brother, who lives in a
small town in Ohio. When she ar
rived here she concluded to stop over
one train and visit her cousin, who is
employed at the coke-ovens on Mount
Washington. After the greetings
were exchanged she went to the de
pot and found that she. had missed
the train. As she was a stranger in
the city she determined to return to
her cousin's boarding-house and await
the next train. She again ascended
the mountain, and while on her way
she passed around the corner of a
stable and stumbled against n stal
wart peddler, who. is likewise a Ger
man, and bears the name of Latlicr
baugb, and who was coming from an
opposite direction, lie apologized
for the accident, and being struck
with the English maiden's appear
ance, stopped lor a moment. Then
a conversation was had, which ended
by Lalherbaugh accompanying her to
her cousin's house. In half an hour
after they bad reached the boarding
house they wore betrothed. The hap
py German immediately started out
in quest of a minister, and in a lew
moments the silken knot of matrimo
ny was tightly lied.?Pittsburgh Ga
A Stay at Home.
The Utddeford, Me., Journal says : I
"This item will make a strong draft
upon the credulity of our readers,
and yet is true, every word of it.
Mr. Mark Smith lives near the Melli
odist Episcopal Church, in this city,
and was seventy-two years old last
May. He was never inside of a rail
toad car or street car: never visited
Old Orchard Reach, three miles
away ; never drank a glass of intoxi
cating liquor in his life, while there
hasn't beeti a day for forty years
when there has not been enough rum
in Biddeford to lloat a 74-gun ship
from Cathanco Landing to Holmes'
Hole ; never has attended a show ;
and never saw the inside of our phot
?graph gallery until laat Saturday,
when he had a haudsome likeness of
himself takeu. If any of our cx
exclianges can beut this, let them
make it manifest in the usual way."
? Information Wanted.
My son, Curley Augustus Sanders,
lefttriy h?rne on the 23rd of Novem
ber, influenced by another boy near
the same size by the name of James
Cook. My son is 1G years of age,
about 5 feet and C inches high, fair
complexion, blue eyes and light hair.
Ho wore oil" a suit of black jeans
clothes and a brown hat. Any'in-,
formation of the boy will bo gladly
received by a sorrowing and widowed
mother. Address me at White Plains,
Chesteifield County, S. C;
In the year 1700 cottcn was not
mentioned in any commercial report,
and the first (hat ever was Bhipped
was from Charleston, in the year. 1718
and this in the.seed ; apd in .177Q
three bales wero shipped fron out
State, thrco barrels from North Caro
lina, and from Virginia and Maryland
A true woman is tho best and most
beautiful of all earthly things. Beauty
of parson, however, grace or manner,
elegant adornments of dress, and
glittering jewels, can never, with
sensible people, constitute real beau
ty. The true worth of woman, is to
be counted in goodness or heart, no
bility of soul, gentleness of temper,
and purity of character. Tupper
says, "Beauty is modesty, and grace
Is fair retiring girlhood." Beauty of
face, of form, and of manner is n
dangerous endowment. Beauty of
soul is a priceless jewel, which never
loses its worth and lustre. The beau
tiful in external form, has the greater
need to seek, possess and cultivate u
loving and pure nature, in order to
be belter prepared for the decay of
surface attrac ions.
Young women of right may hold a
constant influence over their young
gentleman acquaintances, because
there is among young men very gen
erally, a conviction of woman's supe
rior nature. Let not your manner
tend in any way to lower the exalted
position which you are accorded, but
rather seek to bold continued sway
for the advancement of high-toned
moral principle. Discountenance the
use of wine and cards. Let not re
ligion be derided in your ptcsence,
and most of all, let your own.manner
in the social circle, or in the house of
God, indicate that j'otl are not of a
vain and trilling spirit. Let your
presence bring with it a halo of light.
You arc not to weave the woof of
life for self. A wise teacher has
said, none of 113 live to ourselves.
Gentleness and true love, arc wo
man's sceptre and diadem. They
are the irresistnhle magnetic forces
which a'tract and conquer, and let
love to Christ be the moving power
of}our life. Seek the beautiful adorn
ments He gives ; they are more to be
desired than gold or the precious gems
of earth. Be a true womau !
"The Third Term."- -
Grant was fifty years old'when he
became Piesident the second time.
So be is about fifty-seven now ; and
somebody says be is the "same old
Grant" yet, that lfis character from
1873 to 1877 is his einmietet' to-day.
Well, there is one thing that must be
said of Grant?be is no fool. IJc is
too good a "gambler in futures" to
have such an accusation as that laid
at his door. With his bull-dog
tenacity be has the cunning of a fox
and, if he does not make long
speeches he is "a good judge of
whiskey*' and human nuturo. But
we forgot; like old Rip Van Winkle,
he has "swored otr." He does not
"count this once," however, when it
comes to a "third term" Set Grant
down as a fool, if you please ; but he
has not traveled round the world for
nothing. He could see the white
House all tho way through from Chi
na, and if he succeeds Hayes, and
theu has no successor till "life'i fitful
dream is o'er," who will be surprised?
?Palmetto Yeoman . -
Declines the Title of "Colonel."
Mu. T. B. Crews, of the Laurens
ville Herald in reply to a paragraph
in tho Newberry Herald, in which
that paper referred to htm as "Col
onel," has this to say : "We did not
know before that we'd beeu -promo
ted in the military line. Wc beg
leavQ most.respectfully to decline the
brevetcy. Colonels now are too com
mon. There used'1 tcV be honor in
such a prefix, but it liaswom thread
bare?played out. Too. many of
that rank now who never smolt gun
powder save on a; Christinas crack
Among the several enrious habits
of tho woodcock, its practico of car
rying its young is perhaps the most
interesting. The testimony of many
competent witnesses is cited to cor
roboiatc the statement. The lato L.
Loyd wrote':" "If, in shooting, you
meet with a brood of woodcocks, and
the young cannot' fly, tho old bird
takes them separately between her
feet' and flics from tho dogs with a
moaning cry.". . .
Colonel Wi 1 liamson,? a -noted Texas
lawyer, stood up in church and called
on a young lady to come forward and
marry him. Since that event the Tex
as church has been so crowded with
maniagcble females that a man can't
get standing room inside unless he
make sure of being on time by camp
ing at the door over night.
William IL IJutsoi*.
Whereas, in tlie Providence of
God, it haa pleased 4Uira to remove
from umong us our esteemed nnd
much loved brother, William M.
Ilutson, who was long nasociated
willi us as a member of our profes
sional circle, we the^Bar of Orangc
burg desire lo place upon record our
appreciation of his many virtues and
able talents, our sorrow at the mourn
ful event of his deccuse, and our re
spect for his memory.
William Maine Hulaon was born
in Beaufort District in the year 1813,
and was a member c.f/i family highly
distinguished for respectability nnd
worth in that section of the State.
After thorough preparation he enter
ed South Carolina College, nnd was
there the classmate of the late Dr.
Thornwcll and of Judge Magralh.
lie then applied. himself to the
study of the law, add was duly ad
mitted to practice in the Courts of
Ibis Stale in the year 1830, at
Charleston, S. C. -Ho first engaged
in practice in Beaufort District, but
after a few years removed to Orange
burg and formed a partnership with
the late Edmund Bellinger, Jr., re
siding at Barnwell. About the year
1852, this lirm was dissolved, and
Mr. Ilutson continued to exercise the
duties of his profession at Orange
burg, holding a position among the
leading members of the Bar, and
especially distinguishing himself i:i
Iiis ability as an equity lawyer. The
case of Keilt vs. Heuser working the
construction of a complicated will
and an elaborate accounting; also
the case of Cosllcn vs. Felder twice
reported, were two of the numerous
cases, in which be gave evidence of
being a faithful counsellor. K?mest
and laborious in the woik of his pro
fession und of his careful study of
the great principles of equity juris
prudence. He was also well ground*
eil in nis acquaintance with the fun
damental doctrine* of Ihc common
law, and ns a C?j^j anccr was cau
tious and thorough in research, and
very accurate and precise in the
preparation of papers.
With a short intermission, occa-,
sioncd by ill-health, Mr. Ilutson,
continued at the Orangeburg Bar
until the year 1878 when the ollice
of Master having been revived, he
was appointed by Governor Hump
ton to that responsible position,
which he continued to liil until Hie
time of his death. During the recent
war he was unable from feeble health
to serve the State be so much loved
in the tented Held, but was appointed
Provost Marshall, and was everar-|
dent and ide voted in his adherence to
the doctrines of State Bights, and to
the cause of the South, during that
struggle which has now passed into
history, ns a righteous, but lust cause.
This tribute to the memory of Wil
liam M. Ilutson would be incomplete
indeed, did it fail to make mention of
that' nice sense of honor, which al
ways actuated his conduct, and that
unilorm-courtcsy which he exhibited
In his intercourse with his brothers of
the Bar, and with all his fellow-citi
zens, and which marked him as a
high-toned Christian gentleman.
The melancholy event of his de
cease occurred on the 18th day of
July, 1879, at his residence in this
place. Be it, therefore,
Jit-solvedy That the Orangeburg
Bar deeply deplore the death of Wil
liam M. Hulson, who was for years
one of its ablest and most accom
plished members, and lately the Mas
ter of the Court of Common Pleas for
Iteaulvcd, That this memorial be
presented to the Court at its next
session, to bespread upon the jour
nals thereof; ami that the members'
of the Bsr wear the usual badge of
mourning during said term in respect
to his memory.
Resolved^ That a copy of theso
resolutions be sent to the family of
the deceased, and that they be pub
lished in tho newspapers of this coun
In behalf of the Bar of Orangeburg.
T. W. G/lovbr, \
T. B. Whalkv, \ Committee.
S. DllUJLK, j
?'Pears to mo you've got a putty
slim fire, Mirandy," said a spindling
youth, the other night, as he eat ic
front of the (ire-place by the side of a
buxom young girl who had no earthly
use for htm. uYea," she said, as she
wickedly looked at tho floor behind
him, "it's about all you nnd the firo
car. do between you to get up a ro
Philosophy no! Pi?tols.
'Tis sweet 10 love.
Hot ah, how bitler,
To Jove n girl
Ami then not, git her.
As evidence of the above, says n
Philadelphia paper, think of young
Mr. M.t of tins city', who has loved
to desperation all summer a pretty
Chestnut street girl; think of the ma
ny lines of love burdened Jorc ho
poured into her willing ear; think of
the theater tickets he has invested in ;
think of the boggy rides, the llowers,
the photographs, the ice cream treats,
the rings, the lockets, etc., ad inJini
tum, that have been hers nt his cost!
and then meditalc upon his disap
pointment when, a few days since, the
fair creature informed his in a sub
limely innocent manner that her wed
ding would take place with iMr. S., of
Kalamozoo. Did young Mr. M.
drown himself? Did he snap a pistol
at his lacerated heart? Did he take
laudanum, arsenic, or lock himself up
with a charcoal furnace? No! but
ho acted like a philosopher, lie re
ferred to his diary. lie procured
two sheets of commercial paper. He
made out an itemized account of the
money he had spent upon the "gal
who flung him," and sent in to the
old man. The young lady pronounc
ed it all "O. K." and young Mr. M.
received a check for tho amount (C^'O.
32) upon a prominent bank, where lie
obtained the money, and is noW bit
What He Said.
"Jennie, darling," he said, as they
sat cosily side by side in the big old
fash oncil chair, whose generous arms
had often encompassed a similar pair ;
"my sweet girl"?and the fire blazed
and crackled, and snapped its lively
glances of light out into the darken
ing room ; "my dearest ouc"?and
the fitful shadows came and went iu
the apartmc t, making grotesque Gg
urca upon its handsome walls; "light
of my life"?and her pretty head nes
tled confidingly against his manly
vest, through whose folds the beating
tug'of his tender heart was audible ;
"my beacon light"?and he pressed
in Bis honest palm her little hand?
oh, 60 little!?as he said, "my little
pet;" and outside the wind blew
fierce, while the dashing lain smote
hard agaiust the pane, heightening
the peaceful influence of the glowing
grate ; "my own dear girl"?and the
tremor in his voice was borri of the
purest love?"my guiding star," he
said?he said?well, blest if wc kuow
what else ho did saj\ but that was
enough. With a woman's intuition
she knew his meaning, and she scoop
ed him in.
Among the sins of the world there
arc none greater than ingratitude.
He who forgets to return favors be
stowed, or who willfully refuses to
acknowledge such favors, is unwor
thy of the confidence and esteem of
any body. There is no sublimer
thing on earth than a kindly act of
benevolence, bestowed in an hour of
sad misfortune, and tho imagination
can paint no act of baser treachery
than stupid indifference to the magni
tude of the deed or debt of ingrati
tude owed. Deed* of mercy, charity
and true benevolence arc bcsiowed iu
an hour, in a week, or in a month,
that a long life of riquiling love can
never fully reward. One of the
grandest, noblest acts of one's life is
to succor those afflicted and suffering
from pain and disease. It is equally
noble and sublime to give full recog
nition of such faithful services. Nev
er can the reward he too great. Never
such deeds too kindly or amply re
This is Ilolyoke's picture of a dorn
agogue: "A demagogue is a man
voluble and vehement in speech;
more plausible in advocating meas
ures than wise in choosing them ; un
scrupulous in his alliance with all
who will serve his immediate objects ;
j extreme in his views ; magnificent in
j promises ; ready with theories and
! proposals of sweeping change ; rest
less in agitation, but impatient of ob
scure labor ( aiming at immcdiutu and
jjhowy results which may kocp up his
popularity ; loose und random in his
way of living ; not safe in pecuniary
affairs, although ho may have no in
clination for deJiberoto dishonosty.'
Young man, don't fool around tho
girls next year. IL will bolcapyo.ir,
and the giils will be loaded,
Huf i'ii i i i iii m MMmM-fcara-?nt?gMMBtMCBr?t*f?rjp
A Horse's Revenge.
The Society for the Protection of
Animals against the cruelty of Immun
animals is not remarkable for its ac
tivity in this country. The police
appear to think it no business of
theirs when carters or conebmeu bru
tally maltreat their horses in the
strcots, or when boys amuse them
selves by torturing dogs am) cats, or
whatever other creatures have the ill
luck to fall into their hands. Tbc
horses would appear to be aware of
the Bupineness of their supposed pro
tectors, for the matter in their own
hands, or rather into their own teeth
and feet. A tarter, by dint of hard
Hogging ut his three horses, pcrsuud
cd them to drag sixteen ions of coal
to the foot of the steep bill which
leads to the Boulevard Bessier'es, but
his powers of stimulation utterly fail
ed to induce them to proceed any fur
ther. A thick stentn rose up from
their panting sides and nostrils.
?-Budge !" said the bond ; and straight
way the carter began to lash and
sweur. A crowd gathered around the
ferocious beast, who abandoned the
lash and began to bang his slick into
their heads and kick them with
hob-nailed boots in the sides
The leader of the team took it upon
himself to protest against this ex
Lieme measure. He turned uround, I
seised rhu carter's arm with his teeth, *
tossed him to the ground, and tram- I
pled him with his hoofs ; then seized i
him again and tossed him about, j
The crowd and the police, which
bad looked on approvingly while he
tortured the horse, interfered for i
the protection of the human mon
ster, who was with great difficulty i
torn bleeding nnd mangled from i
the just equine resentment. He is i
justly punished ; but surely some pen- i
ally should be inflicted on the railway
company which sent out this heavy
load of coal to be drawn up hill by
three horses, when twice the number
would have barely sufficed for the
work. The carter lias paid his penal
ty; let theirs be now inflicted. Why
should not the polico ho armed with
full power to dispatch to the fuun'icrc
any vehicle loaded beyond the power
of the horses harnessed to it.
If a woman once errs.
Kick her down, kick her down:
If misfortune is hers,
Kick her down;
Though her to/irs fall like rain,
And she ne'e." smiles again,
Kick her down.
If man breaks her heart,
Kick her down, kick her down ;
Redouble the smart?
Kick her down ;
And if low her condition.
Un. on to perdition?
Kick her down!
Aye! pass her on the other side ;
speak no word of encouragement to
her; measure not her full by her tem
perament, or her temptations, but by
the frigidity of your own unsolicited,
Pharisaical heart. Leave no door of
escape open ; close your homes and
your hearts ; teach her that the Bible
and religion a^e a fable; check the
repentant prayer on her Magdakte
lip; thrust her back upon the cro? J
tender mercies of those who rejoice
at her fall; send her forth with her
branded beauty, like a blight and a
mildew. "Stand aside, for thou art
hoiier;" holier than the sinless,
whose feet were bathed with her tears
"and wiped with the h-iirs of her
head.'* (Just tho "first stone" at her,
oh, thou whited sepulchre! though
those holy lips could say, ??Neither
do 1 condem 1 thee?go and sin no
The Single Thought.
Two souls with but a single thought,
Two hearts that'hil! and coo;
Be said ?'! am oor sugar plum,
Whose sugar plum is oor?"
There arc moro than two souls with
a single thought round our way.
There's a half dozen. The thought
is where are we to get provisions and
fuel from unless our subscribers "tip
up" to the amount of their dues. Ae
tho rat said to tho frog to which he
was tied : "It may be fun to you,
Mr. Frog, but this staying under wa
ter is death to roe!"
Thk year 1880 has been indicated
as the proper time to cole bra to the
AOOth anniversary of the publication
of WyckiifTs translation of tho Bible.
That year has been chosen because
tho New Testament was then publish
ed, although tho complcto Bible did
not oppeor until a slightly lator date.
WyckiifTs translation was tho first
copy of the entire Bible that appear
ed in tho English language.
Value of Hope.
Among till the many revolutions in
the hearts of men there is none so in
spiring, no thought so cheering, as
that o( hope, when tossed to and fro
on the sea of life. Mars, Saturn, Ju
piter and nil the other illuminating
bodies, may combine their brilliant
rays, but pluck the star of hope from
man's future prospects, and the Heav
ens themselves will become as black
ss midnight gloom. Hope nerves the
planter to face the winter winds of a
dark, dreary day, and stimulates him
beneath the rays of an August sun.
Jt builds our towns and rears our
cities, and fills thetn with thronging
millions. Hope has stretched'- the
electric wire and is in close Contact
with the most remote portions of the
earth. It lannchcd the first steam
vessel, and bade it plow the dark blue
sea in spite of the dashing wavea?
'Twns hope that stretched the steel
rails across vase continents, and
placed the iron horse upon his track
with the (light of a soaring eagle, as
it out strips the tornado in search of
food. Strike the word hope from a
man's vocabulary, deprive him of the.
privilege of dwelling upon its bean*
tics, and he will become at once a rov
ing maniac. The sound of the-ear.
peutct's hammer would cease to be
beard, and the wings of the flying lo
comotive would rust and decay. The
buzzing machinery wouki be hushed
in despair, and where skill and ener
gy now prevail, indoUnce and vice
would reign. Jn fact, earth itself
would become n vircck and tile a bus
den to the living.
After all, if hope accomplishes so
much for those who exist So* this life
only, what must it have in store for
those who live for eternity? What a
ray of light it cast along the Chris
tian's paths ; what a halo of joy it
(brows about his care-worn face as
he treads the narrow road to his
father's habitation 1 Ob, ye tempter
of mankind! When the care-worn
soldier lies dying upon his bed, bring
forth your millions of temptations and
cast them before him ; but if he has
the gem of hope, pluck from the es
sence of Cavalry, and can see by
faith through the pearly gates as they
turn on their diamond hinges, thou
art laboring in vaiu. And when be
arrives at n new world he can look
back upon hope as the rock on which
he built the calculations for his im
mortal soul. A no mew IIii.i.man.
The Hazels, Nov., 1879.
In a pamphlet recently published,
the author, Prof. Grimmer, asserts:
From 1880 to 1887, will be one
universal carnival of death. Asia
will be depopulated, Europe nearly
so. America will lose Qfteen million
people. Besides the plague we are
to have storms and tidal waves, moun
tains are to loss their heads through
tho choicest valleys, navigators will
he lost by thousands, owiug to the
capricious detixtnres of the magnetic
needle, and islands will appear and
disappear, iu mid-ocean. AH the
beasts, birds and fishes will be dis
eased, famine and civil strife will
destroy most. of the human beings
left alive by plague ; and; Anally two
years of lire?from 1885 to 1887?
will rage with fury i:: every part of
the globe. In 1887, the star of Beth
lehem will re-appear in the Cassiopia'a
Chair, the immediate result being
universal war and portentiotis Hoods
und shipwrecks. North America is
to he involved in a civil war, unless a
Napoleon rises nip to quell it; but
during these terrible days the Pacific
Slates will be a perfect Paradise of
Peace compared with the hellish strife
that will be waging through out the
world. Tho few people that may
manage to survive till 1887 will have
reason to be thankful.
A man who stood on a platform
before a big crowd down in Texas the
other day declined an invitation to
address the audience on the ground
that he was not accustomed to speak
ing in the open air. Two minutes la
ter the bottom dropped out of the
I platform and the men strangled to
! death because he couldn't touch tho
I ground with his thee. This should be
I a warning to orators who complain
that they arc not accustomed to
speaking out of doors.
The only jokes which women liko
to read are those which reflect ridi
cule upon the men. On taking up n
paper a woman invariably turns to
the marriago column.