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*v|] BY HUGH WILSON. ABBEVILLE, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1888. VOLUME XXXII. NO. w7 | An Ordinance To Raise Supplies for the Town of Abbeville, S. C., for the Year 1888. Be it ordained ky the intend ant and Wardens of the Town of Abbeville, S. C., In Council assembled, and by authority of the same. That a tax for the kuius and in the manner hereinafter named shall be raised and paid into the treasury ol the Town Council for the uses and purposes thereof for the year 1S88. Section 1. On every one hundred dollars of the cash value of ull real and personal estate within the incorporation of the said Town of Abbeville the sum of fifteen cents. Sec. 2. On each billiard and pool table or ten pin alley kept for hire the sum of Twentylive Dollars on the llrst table or alley and Twenty-flve Dollars for each table or alley more than one kept by the same owner, on each bagatelle table kept for hire the sum ol Fifteen Dollars. Sec. 3. For each license to retail spirituous liquors in the Town of Abbeville the *um of Two Hundred Dollars for the year, beginning with the tlrstdayof January, 1S88, and endimi on the first day of January, 18^?. The said sums payable in three equal Installments in advance, said dealer or dealers to give bond caAiinlii- f/\r iwvmi>nt nf snld SUI1] Of lllOn ey, and if at any tlmeduring the year the said dealer or dealers should go out of business the whole amount of Two Hundred Dollars shall Immediately become due and payable, and any persou or persons doing business the whole or any part of thoyear shall pay the whole sum of Two Hundred Dollars. Skc. 4. That all male persons between the ages of sixteen and fifty yours, except those physically unable to earn a support, are liable to road duty and shall be required to work on the roads, sidewalks, and streets within the Incorporation of the Town of Abbeville five days under the direction ol the Town Council. The commutation for said road duty to be the sum of Two Dollars to be paid at the time of payment of other taxes, to wit, on or before the first day of March. All persons refusing ' or failing to work five full days to be accepted and approved by the Council or pay theabove commutation shall be Uablo to pay such fine and penalty as the Council may Impose. Sec. 5. That all itinerant auctioneers, peddlers, and other transient poisons, except venders of farm produce raised in the County, of fering at retail any goods whatsoever for sale, shall pay a license of not more than Twenty nve uouars nor ier>?> ui?n wuc i>w?u t>v.. Sec. 6. That all circuses shall ray a license of One Hundred Dollars for each and every exhibition; and all other shows, Including what are commonly known as side-shows attached to a circus, shall pay a license of not more than Fifty nor less than Two Dollars for each exhibition. Sec. 7. That all returns shall be made under oath on or before the first day of February, 1888, and all taxes shall be due and payable on or beforo the first day of March, 1888. If any person or persons shall refuse or neglect payment ot the taxes herein levied within the timo specified the Treasury of the Town Council Is hereby authorized and required to add twenty per centum penalty, and If the tax with the penalty is riot paid within thirty days thereatter.it shall be the duly of the Treasurer of the Council to issue executions therefor immediately and collect the same by due process of law, as provided in the charter of said Town of Abbeville. . Sec. 8. The Town Council or a quorum thereof shall constitute a board of assessors to affix the value of property returned for taxation. Sec. 9. If any person or persons shall refuse or neglect to make a return of their property for taxation Wltnin inc lime prescriucu uwicln, the return of last year with twenty per centum added shall be deemed and taken by the Treasurer to be the true value of their property for taxation and it shall be assessed at that rate. Done and Ratified In Council and the seal of the Town Council aflixed this 26th day of December, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven. W. C. McGOWAN, Intendant. JONES F. MILLER, Secretary. Dec. 2<,1887, tf N. T. Sassard, cinn a 13T TP O J. JLJ L JL-J .1 -J And Fancy Groceries, CIGARS, Tobacco, Confectionery ABBEVILLE, S. C. Cash Tells tbe Story. Call and See. August 31,1887, flm REAL ESTATE SALE. UNDER an order from the Probate Court, I will sell at public outcry at Abbeville C. H.. on SALESDAY IN FEBRUARY next, within the legal hours of sale, the following described lands, belonging to the Estate of WILLIAM PRATT, deceased, to wit: The HOME TRACT, containing Two Hundred and Sixteen (216) Acres, more or less, bounded by lands of Fair place, Elizabeth Pratt place and others. The OSBORN TRACT, containing One Hnndred (100) Acres, more or less, bounded by lands or james r nir place, the Elbert Johnson place and the llerry Kay place. TERMS-One-half cash, the balance 011 a creditor twelve months, with interest from day of sale, the credit portion to be secured by bond of purchaser and a mortgageof the property. Purchaser to pay for papers. A. F. CARNVILE, Adm'r with will annexed. Jan. 5,1888, tf Mortgagee's Sale. BY virtue of a power of sale, conferred by a mortgnpro dt-ed, executed by Thomas and Anthony Crawford to Wni. McNeill, bearing date the 2nd January, 1883, and afterwards assigned In part to John McNeill; and by them assigned to Guilford Cade and re-executed 011 the 21 February. IS*?, I will sell nt public out-1 cry, on PA LED AY IN FEBRUARY next /?:thv nil that tract of land, owned by the said I Thomas ancl Anthony Crawford, situate In j Abbeville county, containing ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-THItKE (193) ACRES, more or less, and bounded by lands of the said Win. and John McNeill, Miss Jane Gordon and others; also at the same time anil place, TWO MULES, the property of tlie said mortgagors. TERMS?One-half cash, with a mortgage of the premises to secure tho unpaid purchaso money. GUILFORD CADE, Jan. 10,1888, -It v Assignee. Notice to Creditors. T\7 HERE AS, A. Glenn Youngblood of the " town of Bradley, S. C., did on the fitli day of January instant, make an assignment of all his property, real and personal, and especially of his dwelling house and lot, and of F- ..I j? I11SS10CK OI gOOUK, huicmiuu ... the store house lately occupied by him in the said town, to me the undersigned for the benefit of his creditors, Notice is hereby given to nil the creditors of the said A. Glenn Youngblood, that a meeting of the creditors will be held in the town of Bradley,on TUESDAY, the 17th instant, for the purpose of appointing j nn agent to act with the assignee in the premises. J. T. YOUNGBLOOD, Jan. 10,1888, It Assignee. Get the Best. WARRANTED for 5 years. The New High Arm Davis. Vertical Feed Sewing Machine. No one else allowed to sell them In ; Abbeville county. Write to me for prices, ij sell the New Domestic, the isew American, i The bestSperrn Sewing Machine Oil, Needles.' &c., for all Machines. I offer the best and cheapest stock of Furniture. Coffins, &c., in the county. HENRY J. KJNARD, A?t, March 80, 1887, 12m Ninety-Six, 8. 0. Dissolution of Partnership. rpHE partnership between N. T. 8ASSARI) A and L. K. BOWIE is this day dissolved by mutual conscnt. The business will be continued In the name of n. T. sassard. N. T. SASSARD, L. K. BOWIE. Jan. 1.1888,3t Master's Sale. The State of South Carolina, COUNTY Or" ABBEVILLE. COURT OF COMMON I'LKAS. .S. M. Brough against Mary E. l!ro\vn, et. al? Foreclosure. J r?Y virtureof an order of sale made In tlie ** above stated case, 1 will of!" for sale al I public outcry at Abbeville C. II. S. C., on | SALEDAY in FEBUrAIlY, 1S-M, within the legal hours of sale, the following described | property, situate in said State and County, to wit: All that tract or parcel ol laud containing One Hundred and Thirty-Two Acrcs, Ar Imc linnnilod hv lnnils of .1. E. Cal iioun, M. J. McCelvey, ('. A. White ami others. TERMS OK SALE?One-half cash balance on a credit of six (0) months with interest from day of Sale secured by bond of purchaser and mort^ace of the premises. Purchaser to pay lor papers. J. C. KLUGII, Jan. 10,1SSS, 3t. Master. Master's Sale. THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COUNTY OF ARBEVILLE. COUUT OK COMMON I'LEAS. Elizabeths haw asrai list Richard P.Shaw et. al ?Foreclosure. T?Y virturc of an order of sale made in the 1' above stated case, I will otter for sale at public outcry at Abbeville C. II.. S. C, on SALBDAY in FEBRUARY, 18SS. within the lej;al hours of s ile. the following described | properly, situate In sal J state and county, 10 wit: All that tract or parcel of land containing Seven Hundred and Forty Acres, more or less, bounded by lands of G. A. Moore, James X. \Vo< d, J. 11. Latimer, Aimer Dodson. and others. Said land to he sold subject to rijrht of said Klchard 1*. Shaw to have a Homestead set oil" to him in said land. TKRMS OF SALE?Cash. Purchaser to pay tor papers. J. C. KLUGH, Jan. 10,1SS3,3t. Master. Master's Sale. The State of South Carolina, COUNTY OF ABBEVILLE. C01T11T OF COMMON PLEAS. i ne Trustees 01 ino instate 01 ur. uuuh u IIowc against M. A. Bell and It. L. Williams?Foreclosure. T?Y virturo of orders of sale made in the -L> above stated ease, I will oficr for salo at public outcry at Abbeville C. H? S. C., 011 SALEDAY in FEBRUARY, 18SS, within the lejrnl hours of sale, the following property, pituate in said State and County, to wit: All that tract or parcel of land, known as part of the Tolbert tract, containing Two Hundred nnd Sixteen Acres, more or less, bounded by lands of Alex. Hodge, Wtn. Campbell, Lewis Clinkscales, It. L. Williams, and others, being the tract conveyed by Mrs. Hill to R. L. Williams and now in possession of M. A. Bell. TERMS OF SALE?One-half cash, balance on a credit of twelve months with interest from day of sale secured by bond of purchaser and mortgago of the premises. Purchaser to pay for papers. J. C. KLUGH, Jan. 10, ISSa, 3t. Master. Master's Sale. The State of South Carolina, COUNTY OF ABBEVILLE, COURT OF COMMON l'X.KAS. J. W. Power, Trustee against BenJ. \V. Williams, Roger L. Williams.?Foreclosure. T?Y virture of an order of sale made in the -L> above stated case, I will oiler for sale at public outcry at. Abbeville O. II., H. C., on SALEDAY in FEBRUARY, 1SSS, within the legal hours of salo, the following described property, situate in said State and County, to wit: Ail that tract or parcel of land, the property of Roger L. Williams, containing One Thusand and Twenty Acres, more or less, bouuded by lands of W. L. Prince, J. W. Power. Martin lands, Albert J. and Win. V. Clinkscales and 8. A. Hutchinson, and lying on Pcnney's and Shanlln's creeks, waters of Little River. Also that tractor parcel of land, the property of B. W. Williams, containing Six Hundred Acres, more or less, bounded by lands of Clinkscales, Lynch, John E. Brownlee, and J. W. Power, and lying on Penney's creek, waters of Little River. saiu tanus, u uecmea navisnuie, win uu ui-i vided Into smaller tracts which will be sold separately and plats exhibited on day of sale. TERMS OF SALE?One-half cash, balance on a credit oi twelve months with interest from day of sale at 10 per cent., secured by bond of the purchaser and a mortgage of the premises. Purchaser to pay for papers. J. C. KLUGH, Jan. 10,1SS8. Master. Mortgagee's Sale. BY virtue of a power of sale, contained in a mortgage deed made to George A. Douglass, by Winnie Shaw, on the 17th April, 1SS2, and assigned to U. A. White, and by him assigned to P. Rosenberg & Co., we will sell at public outcry, on SALEDAY IX FEBRUARY (0th), the one-third interest of the said WinuieShaw, in that tract of laud in Calhoun ? ????- IHLVPV 'I'W'n A PI> iu\\ UMii (> LUIIUIIIIIII^ rii'4 more or less, unit bounded by lauds of Joseph Bowen, Estate .Samuel Morrah and others. TERMS?l'asb. r. ROSENBERG & CO., Jan. 10.18SS, Jt Assignees. "annual kbturns" TO PROBATE COURT. ADMINISTRATORS, Executors, Guardians, and other fiduciaries must make their returns before the llrst day of March. Indulgence beyond that date cannot be granted, unless the case comes within the provision of the amended statute. J. FULLER LYON, Jan. 11,18SS, 3t Judge Probate Court. Administrator's Notice. ALL persons concerned will take notice that the undersigned has been regularly o.miz>1.,i../1 .1,1/1 r. ii 11 i fl/./l nu A ilmi nkti-nlnr I ' T. A. of the Kstato of WILLIAM PRATT, deceased, and all creditors of the said cstateare hereby notified to present their claims properly attested within the time required by law, and all debtors to the estate are required to make prompt payment to the undersigned, or suit will be brought against them. A. F. CAUWILK, Adm'r C. T. A., &c. Jan. C, 1SS8, tf Notice. I RESPECTFULLY announce to the citizens of Abbeville that from this date I will teach a School at this place for pupils of both sexes and all sizes. To this school I will give every moment of time that it requires, and I rfisnectfiillv solicit vour natronatre. Miss Emma l'errin will assist in the work. J. \V. THOMSON. Jan. 11,18S?i, tf DR. G. A. NEUFFER, Physician and Surgeon, AHBEVIIXK, S. V. MKDICIXK AND SITKGKUY practiced in all their branches, (.'alls from the country promptly answered. Office at Speed's Drug Store. Room at Central Hotel. Jan. 11,1SSS, 12m To Teachers. TIIK PRIMER OK r.'IVSIOUKjY anil IIY-I GIENK can l?c had of the .School Commissioner at Abbeville. Price 40 cents Teachers will be examined on this branch of i study nt the next examination, and it will he well* lor them to take notice of the fact at once. I-'. CONVAN, School Commissioner. Dec. 21, li-8", tf Medium copy. l7wardlawsmith7 -A-ttorney at Law, ABBEVILLE, S. C. yyiLL practice in U. S. State Courts. Jan. 4,1SS8. HVTotic?. Sale Under Power Contained in Mortgage of Realty. By virtue of the power conferred 011 us in a mortgage of real estate, executed by John a. Mooro in our favor on tho twenty-second day of January, ISSC, \vc will sell to the highest bidder at public outcry, ou Saleday in February, 1888, within the legal hours of sale, tho following described real estate, to wit: L All that lot or parcel of land situate, lying and being in tho town of Ninetj'Six, in the County and Stato aforesaid, containing Twenty-Six Feet Front by NinetyFive Feet in Length, moro or less, bounded by Cambridge street on the West, by lands of Mrs. It. F. McCaslan on tho East, by lands of James Rogers, Jr. on the North and by I lands of A. S. Osborne on the South, being the lot upon which is a STORE HOUSE occupied by said John A. Moore at tho timoof the execution of said mortgage. 2. Also one-half of all that lot or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the] town oi Ninety-Six, in tho County and Stato aforesaid, containing Twenty-Four Feet Front by Ninety-j Five Feci in Length, more or less, bounded by Cambridge) street on the West, by lands of Mrs. R. F. McCaslan on tho East, by lands of James Rogers, Jr. on the North and by lands of Mrs. H. P. Galphin on theSouth, being the lot upon which there is a STORE HOUSE which was occupied by Messrs. Wenck it Osborne at the time of the execution of said mortgage. 3. Also all that lot or parcel of land situate, lying and being in tho town of Ninety-Six, in the County and State aforesaid, containing One and One-IIalf Acics, more or less, bounded by Cambridge street on tho East, by lands of W. IT. Purkerson on the North, by lands of 1-1 T Af nnrn on t.hn Wpst and South, being the lot upon which there is a DWELLING HOUSE which was occupied by R. L. Pratt at the time of the execution of said mortgage. The said property is advertised for sale and will bo sold for the purpose of satisfying the amount now duo under said mortgage, including attorneys fees and all costs incident to such sale. The purchaser to paj' for titles. TERMS OF SALE-Cash. A. J. SALINAS & SON, Mortgagees. Jan. 18, 1888, 3t LAND TAXES] Office of County Auditor, Abbeville C. II., S. C., Jan. 16,1SS8. In compliance with instructions from the Comptroller General, and in obedience to requirements of tho Act the following is published for tho information of the people. A. W. JONES, Auditor. A-Zl j?Lct, to allow unimproved lands wiiicit have SOT bees on the tax hooks since 1875 to his listed without penalty. Section 1. Tic it cnactcd by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by authority of the same, That in all eases wliero unimproved land which has not been on the tax books since the fiscal year commencing November 1st, 1S75, and which are not on the forfeited list, shall at any tiino before the 1st day of October, lSi>8, be returned to the County Auditor for taxation, the said Auditor be, and he is hereby, instructed to assess the same and to ontcr it upon the duplicato of the fiscal year commencing November 1st, 1887, with the simple taxes of that \ uai Sec*. 2. That .all such lands as ma}' bo rrturncd to tlio Auditor for taxation between the first day of October, 18S8, and the first day of October, 188!', shall bo assessed and charged with the simple taxes of the two fiscal j'ears commencing respectively on the first day of November, 1*87, and the first da}- of November, 1888. Sec. 3. That as soon as practicable after the passage of this Act the Comptroller General is directed to furnish a copy of the same to each Auditor in tho State, and tho Auditors arc required to publish tho same in each of their county papers once a week fcr thrco monilis (luring the' yoar lSss, ami lor the same period of tinio; during tho year 1SSJ); atid the cost of! such publication shall be paid by thc! County Treasurer, upon tho order of the| County Commissioner, out ol' tho ordinary county tax last collected. Approved December 19, lSi>7. Jan. 18, lSSif, 3m Seeds ! Seeds I Seeds !. KT ANDKETH'S" GARDEN SEEDS alterI I j many years trial have proved them-1 selves to be not only purennd good, hut best adapted to tliis climate. Wo have laid in a1 pood stock of these well known and reliable mid nm now nrenarcd to furnish the trade with any and all kinds. Also "KAMA" KKD" and "WH1TK SIIA'EU SKIN"' Onion Sots. W. JOEL. SMITH & SON. I Jan. IS, 1S8S, tf For Sale. ATOP nUOOY. Almost good as now. Will bo Bold cheap for cash. B. M. HADUON & CO. Dcc. 7,18S7, tf "I Extracts from Christian Neighbor. "Though with a score of the same class my name does not appear, (I think, except as given in the Neighbor) in any connection with the 'appointments' from the late session of the South Carolina Conference, yet with 'no complaint' from the brethren I am still living, moving and having my being, and hope the others on the retired list are enjoying the same Divine blessing and the same Conference favor." Bo says Rev. Sidi H. Browne in the last issue of the Christian Neighbor. If Brother Browne will examine the Advocatc of December S, will find that Iho Nr.iahbor is not the only paper that lias included his name among the worthy superannuates of the South Carolina Conference in connection with the "appointments" of the same. Perhaps Brother B. docs not read the Advocate. Be this as it may, lie may rest assured that we have the tenderest feeling for him personally, as well as for each of the score of veterans among whom his name appears for the first time. May the Lord cover them with His feathers, and under his wings may they trust. So quotes and so says Rev. W. D. Tr < ?.lr 1 n A in flm lncf iaena nf tllf> Southern Christian Advocate. The paragraph slipped our attention until too late for last week's Neighbor. We are obliged to our Brother for the opportunity to rectify the thought parenthetically expressed and correctly quoted as above. Having seen the appointments in several exchanges before receiving the Advocate, we must h'ave presumed, in our haste, that the appointments in "The Advocate of December 8," were the same as we had seen in other papers. Wc stand corrected, and would have been somewhat further obliged if, after setting us right one way, our Brother had not inferentially set us wrong another way. The inference is that that iirst thought was a sort of complaint that our name was not or might not be "inj eluded among the worthy superannuates of the South Carolina Conference." This, we think, is a legitimate | inference from Brother K's wording, but an illegitimate one from our words. We tiiougut ana spoue 01 me class of superannuates, including ourself, not appearing "in any connection with the 'appointments,'" and not of our name being left out of the class. "With a score of the same class," is what we said concerning our relation to the other superannuates. Perhaps Brother Iv. does not read the Neioiibok?always with his accustomed accuteness. But this is quite enough as to any connection in which our name may or may not appear, for it does not matter so much as to where a man's name should appear as it does what sort of a man answers to the name. Attempt at Suicide?The Cause? Dr. W. B. Shaw, a Baptist minister living in Edgefield county, attempted, January 13, to commit suicide by plunging a sharp knife into his neck, narrowly missing tne iarge artery. The wound is said to bo an ugly ono, though not necessarily fatal. The dispatch to the Register, (from which we quote) attributes Dr. Shaw's insanity and consequent attempt at suicide to his becoming a convert to the doctrine of 'sanctification'? that his enthusiasm on that subject unbalanced his mind. The heading given the dispatch? "Driven mad by Religion"?is, we think, unfortunate and misleading. Religion?the Christian religion?never drivesany one mad. Persons may go mad from the lack of it; or from falseideas about it, or misleading teaching' in seeking it, but no man isj driven or goes mad uy naviugi It, or in socking it as tlic scriptures teach: "The wayfaring men, thoughj fools, sliall not err therein." "Santification" is a gracious reality ?a state into which the gospel of Christ?the power of God?introduces "every one that believelh." And in this state the convert is commanded to grow, aud thus maintain his "first love." To meet God in peace?"without spot and blameless"?a man must not only be a convert to the doctrine of "sanctification," but he must exper lence the reality, ana nave mat ramiy at the close of his probation. Though nnscriptural teaching, misunderstanding of correct teaching, or natural mental weakness, or some of all these, it was that Dr. Shaw was led to attempt suicide, tfnd not that he was "driven mad by religion." CmM.nnio fViiirl nf Vnrtli f'nrn-! i JIC UU|/I V4HV w W. w. ... ? lina has just decided a very peculiar "case." A man in JJobcson county was indicted for disturbing religious worship, singing in such a way as to I be heard after the other singers had j ceased. II was shown that the preach-! er had positively declined to "give! out" any hymns, and that the Prcsid-! ing Elder had refused to conduct ser-l vice in the church at all. When the case was in the Superior Court the indictment was sustained, but the .Supreme Court reversed this decision, ?...i iiufimilnil rnfirns from Mm contest n victor. It is a very good rule to say nothing; about one absent tlmt we would noti say of him if he were present. Too often we speak more freely of one when he is away than when lie is present. The old law paid, "Tliou shalt not." Christ said, "Thou shalt." The Jewish law condemned him who did not refrain from evil. Christ condemns him who fails to do good. All Old Boat. I passed a boat to-day on the shore, That will bo launched on the sea no more. Worn and battered?the straight keel bent, The side, like a ruined rampart, rent; Left alone, with no covering, For who would steal such a useless thing? It was shapely once, when the shipwright's hand Had laid each plank as the master planned ; And it danced for joy on the curling wave, When first the sen's broad breast it clave; And It felt the pulse of the well-timed stroke, That rang on the thole-pin ol tuneful oak. Oft it lias carried home the spoil Of fishes, tlreil with the night-long toll; And often, in summer days, it knew The laugh of a pleasure-seeking crew; Or launched by night on the blinding waves, It has rescued a lite from the sea's dark graves. It is useless now, as it lies on the beach, Drawn high beyond the billow's reach; And none of all It has served in stress Uemeniber it now, in Its loneliness. Hurry and Dispatch. Among the many causes of poor and inefficient work is the habit of hurry, which takes possession of some busy people Having or imagining they have more to do in a given time than can be done properly, they grow confused, agitated, and nervous; and, under this pressure, they proceed with the work in hand without requisite deliberation and care, perhaps omitting parts of it?sometimes important parts?and producing at last an imperfect and inferior performance, which can neither be permanent nor satisfactory. There is hardly any employment, from the simplest manual work to the most complex and difficult mental labor, that does not suffer from this cause. The dwelling house in process of building is to be finished at a certain time. With proper forethought and system it would have been done, but the time approaches and the work is still incomplete. The future occupants aro impatient, the contractor is nnviona the workmen are driven, the work is hurried through, and annoyance, discomfort, and sometimes danger ensue, and repairs are soon found necessary. The business man undertakes more than lie can manage, the days are not long enough for his needs, he is agitated by the constant pressure, driven by conflicting claims, his business suffers for the want of a clear and cool head, his health suffers from continual and unrelaxed exertion, his family suffers from his deterioration, and general disaster ensues. Thephy?i?UU Atlt/iM /inl lc< f A i? o 1* n Sll'JlllJ, >Villl IIIUlJJr UL11LI WiVUO VV/ lliitnv, hurries through the visit, neglecting some important Symptom, and his patient dies; the lawyer hurries through his plea, and loses his ca9e; the preacher hurries through the preparation of his sermon, and fails to make an impression ; the artist hurries on his picture to completion, and his best conception is not there; the teacher hurries through a prescribed course of instruction, and the class is left destitute of the more important elements of knowledge. It is not too much to say that a large proportion oi me unhappiness, the ignorance, the loss of property, and even the loss of life, that that is endured in the world is to be directly traced to the hurry and drive which characterize so much of the labor performed. Many persons not only drift into these hurried ways, but pride themselves upon them. They boast of their speed, and contrast it with the slower measures of their more deliberate neighbors. They flatter themselves upon their dispatch, and hold themselves of more value on that account. Slowness in work, lingering or loitering over what is lo be done, is not to be recommended. On the contrary, energy and vigor will prompt the healthy and industrious man to labor steadily and rapidly, while neglecting nothing that is needed to perfect his work. But this is very different from the agitated aud excited hurry which has been mentioned, and which is to be deprecated. Jennie June, the justly celebrated Authoress, has sent forth a forcible criticism upon "Modern Manners" from which we herewith present a few extracts : The decadonce in modern manners, the want of courtesy between equals as well as from those who occupy a lower or dependent position, is a fruitful subject of complaint with tho.se who remember the unwritten laws which governed the social world of a bygone generation and exerted a reflex influence upon even the business relations of life. Paradoxical as it may seem, it is true also that in this country we are the best and worst mannered people in the world?the best in quiet endurance of disagreeable situations, the worst is the almost uniform inditlerence to forms of polite address, minor courtesies and failure to comprehend the relation which exists between "manners" and morality. If is a curious fact that at a time when competition is greater than it ever was before, when larger sums are spent in advertising their wares by business men, when tricks and devices of all kinds are resorted to for the purpose of attracting customers, the one most certain to hold them is utterly neglected; viz: obliging treatment. Of a class of young men she says : Vanity and imbecility are fast rendering them an indistinguishable race ?neither device, human nor respecta l?le :is brutes, l?ut a new species, possibly the "missiug link," to be investigated aud assigned a placo by natural-j ists. A young dude recently made it a condition of going to a party with hi* sister that she should not "introduce" any one. He didn't want to "incwease" his list of acquaintances ; besides he was "afwaid" the "collection" might be "mixed." This is literally j true. A few nights since a working boy on J an elevated train rose to give a seat to a lady touching his cap as he did so,! with a gesture so simple, yet full of j natural gentleness as to make him a youthful prince in her eyes. Such an! act is so rare as to stand out like a star and reconcile one to much that, en-, countered day by day, becomes less and less tolerable. It is infinitely better for children to be dowered with J courtesy than money, but the charm of manner, the restful feeling which i( gives from the shock of the selfish and the vulgar, will never desert them, always color their atmosphere and strew their path, common highway though it be, with flowers. It is hard to say whether God dis covors more love in preparing heavenly mansions for the soul , than in pre paring the soul for heavenly mansions. Don't Gi?e In. BY SOMERVILLE GIBXEY. Boys, when troubles crowd about you (You'll find plenty In tills life,) And when fortune seems (o flout you, And you're weary with the strife: Then's the time to show your metal; Kenp your heads up; don't jrlve In ; Facc the trouble, grasp tho nettle, And determine j ou will win. What's the good of turning craven ? That will never gain the fluht, That will brlhg you to no haven Of success and calm delight. No boys, no, be up and dolnjj. Put your shoulders to the task, Fortune's shy, and needs pursuing, If within her smilo you'd ba?k. Ten Years After. A True Story. BY AUXT GERTRUDE. Ten years ago to-day I was at Shirley, and Amy was celebrating her twelfth birthday. She had eleven little friends to tea, and a merry party they were. Amy poured the tea, enjoying the honor of sitting in mamma's place behind the tea service, and urged the girls to drink a great many cups so that she might have the fun of pouringthem. Lillie served the strawberries and Sue the ice-cream, and much chatting and little eating was i. I 1 ? 41. ~ .1 ~ nie uruer ui me uuv. Fannie got the piece of cake that had the ring in, whereupon?as it had been agreed that one would be the first to wear a wedding-ring?the thought of the party turned to the future. Alice began teasing Fannie to know which she would choose for her husband, "doctor, lawyer, merchant or prince," and from this it came about that they began to talk seriously, and each one told what she would choose her future life to be if she could have her choice, and I became their hidtorian. Uninvited and unobserved I noted down at the time what each said, and have followed them all along the way. Fannesaid she would marry a banker, and have a fine house and horses and carriages. She did indeed have all these things, and did marry a banker; but to-day she is again under her father's roof with her onlv child. while her husband is in prison serving a term for embezzlement. Belle said she would like to be a hospital nurse, and devote her life to the afflicted. But loving friends have to do for her what she had hoped to do for others, and for eight years have seen her suffering wearily with spine disease. This is not the life she planned, and yet she is so patient and cheerful an invalid that it may be she does more good by her beautiful example than she could do in any other way. Alice, who chose to be a "missionary," is still single, and devoting her life to an invalid mother. She has never worked in f?reign fields, and yet she is a "missionary," indeed to many an humble home, whose inmates are the recipients of her mother's bounty. Amv. who honed for a brilliant and useful life, is in a private insane asylum, surrounded by every luxury, but hopelessly insane. Lillie, who would never marry, but would be a teacher and some day have "a big seminary like Miss Rochefort," was married when she was eighteen ; and yesterday I found her teaching herstcond child his letters. Sue, merry little Sue, who said she "never thought ahead, but just had a good time every day as it came along," died of scarlet fever only six months after the tea party, ten years ago. May declared that she would "marry some rich man, and give a dancing party every week." She did not mar ry tiie rich man, out has oecome tne mistress of a quiet and happy home in the country, where, instead of the "dancing party every week," she devotes herself to the mission boys and the sewing-classes, and is altogether "the best, most useful, active little body in the whole parish." Dell intended to "devote her life and money to the poor and suffering," and, though she died one month after this was said, her wish was accomplished ; for her mother spent her only daughter's fortune in endowing an orphan asylum and hospital, and keeps "Dell's purse" always filled to help the many poor families to whom she is a constant visitor and friend. Eessie would be an "authoress," and is one, though at that time she little iruessed her crift would be needed to earn her daily bread. Lizzie wanted to travel "all over the world and see everything." Alas, and alas! In the past ten years she has not been fifty miles from home and she is blind. Ada, who ' couldn't guess and didn't care" what might be in store for her lias started out in life with flattering prospects as the wife of a young lawyer. Helen sits at my side, and I find her weeping quietly a3 I finished reading this story, which brings back to her the many changes since that bright May-day tea parly, ten years ago. She says the only thing I can say of her is that she is strong and well, and, being older than Alice, is entitled to the position of "old maid" of the crowd. A Talk With Girls. We are thinking, more or less, now, of what we shall wear, what we shall buy, for the coming season. It is always a serious question what to bny, and how to have what we buy made. There is a principle that can be laid down that will apply with equal force to every gill : Iiuy only what is suitable to your position. Nothing is in worse taste than an overdressed person, or an extravagantly dressed one. Our friends know whether we can afford to appear in clothes they see us wear. If these arc more costly than we should wear, they must feel a perfect contempt sor us. Our clothes reveal our character. A daughter who appears in clothes more coatly than those worn by her mother, or more expensive than her father can afford, is going about with a placard on which is the word, in very plain letters, SELFISH. A young girl who appears In clothes that cause people to notice them and comment up?n tlicni, carries me worn UNREFINED in plain sijjht. i Nothing shows .-o clearly the thoroughly refined, unselfish and sensible young girl as simple, unassuming attire, in harmony, with her father's position. j To accept God's salvatiou is not to I ho saved by our own efforts. This is i to recognize our own sinfulness and ' helplessness aud to cast ourselves on God's mercy. No effort of ours can , save us, but when we take hold on ; God's strength, then wo are saved. r Extracts from Lowndesville Advertiser Temperance. This is one of the most thoroughly ventilated subjects of our times. It has gone on, until it lias become generally discussed both by the religious and secular press. It is a subject that that touches every question, social, political and religious. We are tola that it should be held within certain dimensions, and advanced so as not to agitate the public mind too much. Only a moment's consideration will convince any thinking man of the impossibility of this policy. No question uiai is 01 sucn vital importance as to touch every other question, can possibly be discussed without effecting, and to the extent of its connection, shaping all that it touches. We can no longer defer it, and restrain it. It must be agitated, be the consequences what they may to other questions involved. It has assumed proportions which will never be reduced, until it is tiually settled as a question. It will not "down at your bidding." You can scarcely pick up a copy of any paper, but you will find something on temperance for or against. You may favor high license, or assume* any ground you prefer against temperance, ? but your opposition will only increase the elForts of those who favor it, and the battle is destined to go on until J : n I iig&it auu ti uiii jn cuuijjjuaic. at 10 ur? yond all question a fact, that those who favor temperance do it upon a much higher plain of right than those who favor intemperance in any of its phases. They are not actuated by any mercenary gain, or business reaulr. They are controlled by the great conviction of right, good order, aud for the emancipation of humanity, from the thralldom of sin and degradation. No man can afford to be non-committal on this subject at this time. Every man is shut up to the necessity of showing himself one way or the other. We find some men who would like to occupy both sides of the ques tion, so that when the matter la settled finally, they will be put down oil the winning side. This cause will do for thespy, but the man of character and influence, cannot afford to he thus politic, ou a subject which involves so much that . . is vital and inseparable in its connection with the present and eternal well >> being of our race. The cause of temperance is as decided in its demands as in its purposes, and being so vast in magnitude, our relation to it cannot be a sham. As a proposition it takes in the highest and best interest of every man, and on this ground it has a right to know its friends. It looks so patronizing, and so quibbling, to hear a man _ ' -i? claiming to be a friend to temperance, and yet saying and doing every ining in his power to prevent it from succeeding. In the present conflict, these are the men to be dreaded. They are wolves in sheep's clothing. They are pretended friends, and only watching a chance to stab the cause they are claiming to love. They would be conservatives, if they could only make the defenders of temperancfc believe it. They claim to be opposed to the cranks, and to those they choose to call extremist, and think If they can only defeat these, they will certainly defeat the cause. It is this class to be watched, and their actions studied, if we would be loyal to temperance. They tell us to teach temperance at the fireside, and in the schools and milnits. but thev say you must not ag itate it politically. O what pillows of propriety! If tho advancement of temperance were dependent on this class, it would take the millennium dawn to bring the consummation. Let all who have sympathy for the fallen, and love for humanity show . themselves friendly to the cause now that we have an opportunity to make our individual contributions to its advancement. In it we will have God's approval, and an inward satisfaction of having doue the right. DUE WEST ITEMS. L'*jg Plaasant Paragraphs from Chtckanhw'h Purling Rill. -i Due Wist, S. C., Jan. 13,1888. The thermometer has been quite cranky recently. Dr. J. W. Wideman, who has been ill for some time is slowly improving. A drover sold five head of stock in I \\TAff lnut woolr nlinnn XSUi; ?? Wl ItftOl ? vvn, vuv?|/. The Semi-Ccntenuial of Erskine College occurs in 1889. Our people are looking forward to it. We will have something nice. The death of Mrs. Lizzie Power with pneumonia, following so soon that of uerson, taken off with the same disease, is a sad coincident. Lowndesville should boom her mineral spring. It already has reputation, but let a reporter for the Advertiser go over and fully "do it up," for the paper. We guess it is "as healthy ! and mineral" as any of the famous springs and has as many good people around it. Dame Rumor has it that two marriages occur here "in the high circles" ">"1 h?of iiiKIi o flnnrisli of 1 I ? il I tk vr ??jr uuu iiku ftavti M . trumpets. Wo can tell you more later. Mr. John A. Devlin sold 32 bales of cotton last week at 9* all round. A good price for the tone" of the market. The annual report of the Abbeville Bank makes a good showing. Good J men are ut the head of it. Our people are much set up over the prospects of the C., C. G. <fc C. R. R. , i We see by the Charleston Daily Sun, [ that contractor Potts is working 200 J hands daily, and that the South CaroI liua Railroad can furnish him as many 'good railroad hands as he wants, j We read the Charleston Daily Sun and like it much. It is shaking np things in Charleston. It has the larg| est daily circulation of any paper in the State cxcept the News and Courier and "is pushing for that place." so |says tho'editoi*. We heartily recommend it. Price only five dollars a ! year. i The semi-annual celebration of the I Philomathean Society occurs the midj die of February. We would be glad j to see any of our Lowndesville friends jover. \Ve extend a special invitation , to the editor of the Advertiser to be ! present. | Our collegcsare in a nourishing conj dition and all things are moving along smoothly. Pupils coming in weekly. Ti r* n t\. o. u. Mr. B. C. Kay, has acted wisely, and did not sell his cotton crop for 8} cents, but has kept the most of it and still has some twelve or fifteen bales yet uusold.