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BY HUGH WILSON. ABBEVILLE, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1888. VOLUME XXXII. NO. 38. ? ?? ' I ~ " i ??? I An Ordinance To Raise Supplies for the Town of Abbeville, S. C., for the Year 1888. Be it ordained by tiie 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 sums and in the manner hereinafter named shall be raised and paid into the treasury ot the Town Council for the uses and purposes thereof for the I year 188S. Section 1. On every ono hundred dollars of the cash value of all real and personal estate within the incorporation of the saidTown of Abbeville the sum of fifteen cents. Sec. 2. On each billiard and pool table or >^lr. alloi. fop h i rft t ho SUID Of TweUtJ" five Dollars on the first table or alley and Twenty-five Dollars for each table or alley more than one kept by the same owner. On each bagatelle table kept for hire the sum of Fifteen Dollars. Sec. 3. For each license to retail spirituous liquors in tbe Town of Abbeville the <?um of Two Hundred Dollars for the year, beginning with the first day of January, 1SS8, and ending on the first day of January, ISM). The said sums payable in three equal installments in advance, said dealer or dealers to give bond and security lor payment of said sum of money, and If at any timeduring 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 person or persons doing business the whole or any part of tho year shall pay the luhoin cum nf Two Hundred Dollars. Sec. 4. That all male persons between the ages of sixteen and fifty years, except those physically unable to earn a support, are liable to road duty and shall be required to work on the roads, sidewalks, aud streets within the Incorporation of the Town of Abbeville five days under the direction of the Town Council. The commutation for said road duty to bo 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 rt ve lull days to bo accepted and approved by the Council or pay theabove commutation shall be liable to pay such fine and penalty as the Council may impose. Sec. 5. That all itinerant auctioneers, peddlers, and other transient persons, cxcept venders of farm produce raised in the County, offering at retail any goods whatsoever for sale, shall pay a license of not more than Twentyfive Dollars nor less than One Dollar per day. -?I ~l? ..=?*. ol.oll ..OB n llWHSd SKUt O. lllUt U1I t'li^UOCO OiiUlt t'<bJ ?? 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, 18S8, and all taxes shall be due and payable on or before the first day of March, 1SS8. If any person or persons shall refuse or neglect payment of the taxes herein levied within tne time 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 not 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 proeess of law, as provided in the charter of said Town of Abbeville. Kpp- 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 pcrsonsshall refuse or neglect to make a return of their property for taxation within the time prescribed herein, 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 affixed this 20th day of December, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven. W. C. McGOWAN, TnlanfJont JONES F. MILLER, Secretary. Dcc. 28,1887, tf N. T. Sassard, STAPLE And Fancy Groceries, CIGARS, Tobacco, Confectionery ABBEVILLE, S. C. Cash Tells the Story. Call and See. Augunt 31, 1887,8m REAL ESTATE SALE, UNDER nil 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 (21G) Acres, more or less, bounded b.v lands of Fair place. Elizabeth Pratt place ami others. The OSBORN TRACT, containing One Hundred (100) Acres, more or less, bounded by lands of James Fair place, the Elbert Johnson place and the Berry Kay place. TERMS?One-half cash, the balance on a credit of twelve months, with Interest from day of sale, the credit portion to be secured by bondof purchaserand a mortgage of the property. Purchaser to pay for papers. A. K. CARWILE, Adm'r with will annexed. Jan. 5,1SSS, tr Mortgagee's Sale. Bl viriuo or a power 01 saie, comerreu u mortgage deed, executed by Thomas atid Anthony Crawford to Wm. McNeill, bearing date tiie 2nd January, 1SS3, and afterwards assigned in part to John McNeill; and by them assigned to<juilford Cade and re-executed on the'21 February, 1Ss7, I will sell at public outcry, on SALKDAY IN FEBRUARY next (6th), all that tract of land, owned by the said Thomas and Anthony Crawford, situate in Abbeville county, containing ONE HUNDRED ANI) NINETY-THREE fl?J3) ACRES, more or less, and bounded by lands of the Baid Wm. and John McNeill, Miss Jane Gordon and others; also at the same time and place, TWO MULES, the property of the said inortfuirorR. TEltMS?One-half cash, with a mortgage of the premises to secure the unpaid purchase money. GUILFOItD CADE, Jan. 10,1888, It Assignee. Notice to Creditors. WHEREAS, A. Glenn Younjrblood of the town of Bradley, S. C., did on the 6th day of January instant, make an assignment of all his property, real and personal, and especially of his dwelling house and lot, and of ills stock of goods, wares and merchandise, in the store house lately occupied by him in the said town, to me the undersigned for the benefit of lils creditors, Notice is hereby Riven to all the creditors of the said A. Glenn Younjjblood, that a meeting of the creditors will be held in the town of Bradley, on TUESDAY, the 17th instant, for the purpose of appointing an agent to act with the nssignee in the premises. J. T. YOUNGBLOOI>, Jan. 10,1888, It Assigneo. Get the Best. WARRANTED for 5 years. The Now High Arm Davis, Vertical Feed Sewing Machine. No one el.?>c allowed to sell them In Abbeville county. Write to me for prices. I sell the New Domestic, the New American. The best Sperm Sewing Machine Oil, Needles, Ac., for all Machines. I oiler the best ami cheapest stock of Furniture, Coffins, &c., in the county. HENRY J. KINARD, Ant, March 3), 1887,12m Ninety-Six, S. C. L WARDLAW SMITH, .A-ttorney at Law, ABI1EVILLE, S. C. \VILL practice in U. S. State Courts. Jan. 1,188$. toVirifWSn.--- ' - . ... .. _ Master's Sale. I The State of South Carolina, COUNTY Or ABI1EVILLE. COl*ItT OF COMMON' PLEAS. H. M. Urough against Mary E. Hrowu, et. al? Foreclosure. T3Y virture of tin order of sale made in the above stated case, 1 will oil' for sale at public outcry at Abbeville C. II. S. C., on SALEDAY in FEBRUARY, isss, within the legal hours of sale, the following described property, situate in said State and County, to wit: All that tract or parcel ol land containing "? nml Thirtv.Tu'n Acres. VJ IIU UUIIUKU ??.. *? ? ., . ... , more or less, bounded by lands of J. E. Calhoun, M. J. McCelvcy, C. A. White and others. TERMS OF SALE?One-half cash balance on a credit of six (0) months with interest from day of Sale secured by bond of purchaser and mortgage of the premises. Purchaser to pay lor papors. J. C. KLUGH, Jan. 10,ItSS, 3t. Master. Master's Sale. THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COUNTY OF ABBEVILLE. COUKT OF COMMON l'LEAS. Elizabeth Shaw against Richard P.Shaw ct. al ?Foreclosure. T>Y virture of an order of sale made in the above stated case, I will olfer for sale at public outcry at Abbeville C. H.. S. C\, on SALEDAY in FEBRUARY, 1SSS, within the legal hours of sale, the following described property, situate in saiu-^uue unu wum,i, w wit: All that tract or parcel of land containing Seven Hundred mid Forty Acres, more or less, bounded by lands of G. A. Moore, James X. \Vot-d, J. II. Latimer, Abner Dodson. and others. Said land to be sold subject to right of said Richard P. Shaw to have a Homestead set oil' to him in said land. TERMS OF SALE?Cash. Purchaser to pay lor papers. J. f. KLUUH, Jan. 10,18SS, St. Master. Master's Sale. The State of Soutli Carolina, # COUNTY OF ABBEVILLE: COURT OK COMMON* 1'I.KAS. The Trustees of the Estate of Dr. John DeLa Howe against M.A.Bell and R. L. Williams?Foreclosure. T5Y virturo of orders of sale made In the nhnvestated case. I will otl'er for sale at public outcry at Abbeville C. 11., S. C., 011 SALEDAY In FEBRUARY, 1SSS, within the legal hours of sale, the following property, situate in said State and County, to wit: All that tract or parcel of land, known as part of the Tolbert tract, containing Two Hundred and Sixteen Acres, more or less, bounded by lands of Alex. Hodge, Wm. Campbell, Lewis Cllnkscales, It. L. Williams, and others, being the tract conveyed by Mrs. Hill to It. 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 mortgage of the premises. Purchaser to pay for papers. J. C. KLUGII, Jan. 10,1SSS, 3t. 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, ls>2, and assigned to C. A. White, and by him assigned to P. Rosenberg iV Co., wo will sell at public outcry, on isalc-iiai i-> rmmii.AKY (Oth), the onc-tlilrd interest of the said Winnie Shaw, in that tract of land in Calhoun township, containing FIFTY-TWO ACHES, more or less, and bounded by lar.ds of Joseph Bowen. Estate Samuel Morrtih and others. TEHMS?Cash. 1'. ROSENBERG A CO., Jan. 10,18SS, -It Assignees. ^miTRETURATs" Tfl PRORATF nnilRT. I U I IIUWI1 I la WWII Administrators, Executors, Guardians, and other fiduciaries must make their returns before the first 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. 11,1SSS, 3t Judge Probate Court. Administrator's Notice. ALL persons concerned will take notice that the undersigned has been regularly appointed and qualified as Administrator 0. T. A. of the Estate of WILLIAM PRATT, deceased, and all creditors of the said estate are 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 bo brought against them. A. F. CAR WILE, Ailm'rf T A X-r Jan. 6,1888, tf Notice. I RESPECTFULLY nnnouucc to the citizens of Abbevillo 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 respectfully solicit your patronage. Miss Emma Perrin will assist 111 the work. J. W. THOMSON. Jan. 11,1888, tf DR. G. A, NEUFFER, | ni :? 3 IT liybiUlctU dUU OUlgCUU) AHBEVILLE, S. C. Medicine and surgery practiced in all their branches. Calls from the country promptly answered. Office at Speed's Drug Store. Room at Central Hotel. Jan. 11,1S8S, 12m To Teachers. TIIE PRIMER OF PHYSIOLOGY and HYGIENE can be had of the School Commissioner at Abbeville. Price 10 cents Teachers will bo examined on this brand: of study at the next examination, and it will be well for them to take notice of the fact at once. E. COWAN, School Commissioner. Dec. 21,1KS7, tf Medium copy. vciavi'AO vxiu VJA ape iiuiouiii7i3) G. P. O'NEALL & SON, Proprietors. lit,noo GRAI'E VINES 1-OU SALE. 5,(MM) Ives .Seedling?the best and hardiest of all varieties suited for our elimate. ("oneord?next best for our climate. 1,000other varietses, viz: Delaware, Martha Norton's Va.. Salem, Clinton, Hcrbainont. Hulander, and othor choice tablo varieties. l'riccs for Vines : Ives, Concord and Clinton, S23.0U per 1,000; Cl.W l??-l l"?', -Tl.W |?Vt UVI/.t'll, A V# i?. (41 VVMU" liaca, S. or at the Nurseries. Other varieties iSie. each. Also, 1,000 well grown one year old Pencil trees. Native Waterloo variety. Largo Yellow (.'lit:g?has never been known to fail bearing a full crop?as it blooms loo late for l'rost to kill it. l'rleo $15.00 per l(iO; '25c. each. Inspection of stock cordially solicited. Orders accompanied with e?s/i will meet prompt attention. 0. P. O'NEALL it SON, Jau. 21, lssx, r?t C'oronaca, S. ('. A CAR LOAD OF New Orleans Molasses! Wt- nave jusi ruci'ivi'U mai i ii.iuiiim.i of different grades of New Orleans Molasses in Barrels, Half Barrels anil Kegs. Packages of convenient size and shape for all. Wo bought theso goods at the very lowest prices and propose to give tills advantage to our customers. Those in need of si good and cheap article in Molasses and Syrups will do well to give us a call. W. JOEL SMITH & SON. Jan. 18,18t>8, tf A Rare Chance. A SMALL UPRIGHT STEAM ENGINE for sale cheap for cash or credit, to suit an acceptable customer. Apply at tiio J'rcss anil Banner office. 3>Jotice. Sale Under Power Contained in Mortgage of Realty. By VIRTUE OF TIIE POWER conforred on us in a mortgage of real estate, executed by John A. Moore in our favor on me uveiiiysctuiiu >? , 1&S6, wo will sell to tbo highest bidder at public outcry, on Saleday in February, 1888, within tbo legal hours of salo, tlio following described real estate, to wit: 1, All that lot or parcel of land situate, lying and being in tbo town of NinetySix, in the County and State aforesaid, containing Twenty-Six Feet Front by NinetyFive Feet in Length, inoro or less, bounded by Cambridge street on the West, by lands of Mrs. R. F. McCaslan on the East, by lands of James Rogers, Jr. on the North and by -i- . c. /-...I innus oi j\. n. v7suoh1u uu uuuu., ing tho lot upon which Is a STORE HOUSE occupiod by said John A. Moore at the time of tho execution of said mortgage. 2. Also one-half of all that lot or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the town of Ninety-Six, in tho County and State aforesaid, containing Twenty-Four Feet Front by NinetyFive Feci in Length, more or less, bounded by Cambridge street on tho West, bj' lands of Mrs. R. to An fliri Vo?t liv Lands of A" iUVyVrtOiail v/11 vnv K.J James Rogers, Jr. on the North and by lands of Mrs. II. P. Galphin on the South, being the lot upon which there is a STORE HOUSE which was occupied by Messrs. Wenck it Osborne at the time of tho execution of said mortgage. 3. Also all that lot or parcel of land situate, lying and being in tho town of Ninety-Six, in tho County and State aforesaid, containing One and One-Half Acres, more or less, boundod by Cambridge street on tho East, Iiy lands of W. II. Purkerson on the North, by lands of Elizabeth T. Moore 011 the West 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 be 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 pay for titles. TERMS OF SALE-Cash. A. J. SALINAS & SON, Mortgagees. Jan.18, 1N88, 3t LAND TAXES ! Office of County Auditor, Abbeville C. H., S. C., Jan. 10, 1S8S. Xx COMPLIANCE WITH INSTRUCtions from the Comptroller General, and in obedieneo to requirements of the Act the following is published for the information of the people. A. W. JONES, Auditor. ro ALLOW UNIMPROVED LANDS WHICH have not bees on tjiis taa 1IUUIVS since 1875 to ?e listed without pkna lt y. Section 1. Be it enactcd by tho Senate and IIouso of Representatives of tbe Stato of South Carolina, now inet ami sitting in General Assemblj', and by authority of tho same, That in all cases where unimproved land which has not been on tho tax books since the fiscal year commencing November 1st, 1SS75, and which are not on tho forfeited list, shall at any time before the 1st day of October, 1SSS, bo returned to tho County Auditor for taxation, tho said Auditor be, and lie is hereby, instructed to assess the same and to enter it upon the duplicato of the fiscal year commencing November 1st, 1SS7, with the simple taxos of that year. Sue. 2. That all such lands as may be rrturned to tho Auditor for taxation between the first day of October, 1SSS, and the first day of October, l?s>>!?, shall bo assessed and charged with the simple taxes of the two fiscal years commencing respectively on tho first day of November, lst>7, and the first day of November, 1SSS. Sue. o. That as soon as pracucauiu .liter the passago of this Act the Comptroller General is directed to furnish a copy of the samo to each Auditor in tho State, and tho Auditors aro required to publish tho same in each of their county papers once a week fcr three months during tho 3'ear IfciSN, and for the same period of time during the year 1881); and tho cost of such publication shall be paid by tho County Treasurer, upon tho order of tho County Commissioners, out of tho ordinary county tax last collected. Approved December 19, 18f?7. Jan. IS, 1888, 3m Seeds! Seeds! Seeds!' Wr ANDIIKTH'S" UAItDEX SKKDS after; lj many years trial have proved themselves to be not only pure and ftood, hut best | adapted to this climate. We have laid in a good stock of these well known and reliable; SKKDS and arc now prepared to furnish tintrade with any and all kinds. Also, "KAMA' i n.ui "U'HITK sllA'Elt SKIN" Onion : Sots'. ' W. JOEL SMITH & SON. Jan. 18,18S8, tl For Sale. ATOP JJUGOY. Almost good Q8 new. Will bo sold cheap for cash. It. M. 11 ADDON & t'O. Dec. 7,1S87, tf BENTON W, JONES, House Painter and Grainer, ABBEVILLE, S. C. TS A SUPERIOR WORKMAN In his lino, 1 nnd will do all PAINTING entrusted to his care, in the best style and at the most reasonable prices. Specimens of his GRAINING may be found In the ofllecs of Clerk, Auditor and Probate Judge, and at the new Methodist church. KALSOMI.Nl.X_i will ue done 111 mo iuu?i acceptable manner. PAPER HANGING and GLAZING, a specialty. |Dec. 11,188*, 3m Jin i. h NEW YEAE GREETING ! R. M. HADDON & CO. Take tiiis method of extending to their patrons and the pnbllc their best wishes for a nrosnerous and happy NEW YEAH. Thanking you for the liberal patronage bestowed upon us in the past, wo promise to spare no pains to merita liberal share of your patronage during the YEAH 1888. Very Respectfully, R. M. HADDON & CO. Jan. 4,1SS8, tf /xt AmtmT/N i UliUTJlIJNfcr ! Great Miction, Great Reflnction. |)RICES REDUCED IX CLOTHING, SO L as to put u good SUIT within the rcnch of every one. MEN'S, YOUTH'S, ISOYS and CHILDREN'S CLOTHING In SUITS and OVERCOATS, at the following low prices : Men's ^uifs reduced from $22.00 to SIS..'A Men's Suits reduced from SIS.OO to S1}.00. Men's Suits red need from SI u.uu to Men's Suits reduced from S13.Cn) to 810.50. Men's Suits rorlneed from $10.00 to $7.50. Men'S Suits reduced from $7.50 to $<>.00. Men's Suits reduced from tC.50 to $5.00. Youth's Suits reduced from SM.OO to ?I2.00. Youth's Suits reduced from $13.00 to $10.50. Youth's Suits reduced from $11.00 to SS.75. Youth's Suits reduced from $10.00 to $7.75. Hoy's Suits reduced from $8.00 to $6.50, Hoy's Suits reduced from $7.00 to $5.25. Children's Suits reduced from $6.00 to SI.50. Children's Suits reduced from $3.50 to $2.75. Children's Suits reduced from 83.00 to $2.25. Children's Suits reduced from $2.75 to 82.00. Overcoats reduced from SIfi.OO to $15.00. Overcoats reduced from $15.00 to $12.00. Overcoats reduced from $13.00 to $10.00. Overcoats reduced from $0.00 to $7.00. And a great many others too numerous to mention. The above prices are oll'ered for COURT WEEK ONLY Convince yourself of the above liicts by call ing on P. ROSENBERG & CO, Jan. 24,1868, tf IN Mil,! CON GAEEE innu iirnniffl Inlli VVUMS, Coumbia, S. C. Agent for CHA.P>M^LJST'S PERPETUAL EVAPORATOR rpiIESE WORKS WERE ESTABLLSAED in 1 1S47 by Messrs. Goo. Sinclair and James Anderson and purchased by mu in the year 1&56, and fivnn that time till now carried on successfully by myself. My Mends and customers will bear witness of the large and stupendous jobs executed by me. It was at my works where the largest and almost only job of Its class ever executed in this city was done viz.: the making of the pipes for the City Water Works In the year 1S5S. My stock of patterns for ARCHITECTURAL WORK, COLUMNS for Store fronts, is large and various, and in MAILINGS for Balconies, Gardens, and Cemeteries I have the largest variety and most modern patterns; many of these are patented and I have purchased the right for this State. In the. machine line I can fiirni>h my patrons with STEAM ENGINES and BOILEKS of any size and description. My CIRCULAR SAW MILLS have carried oil' theprizcat every Slate Fair held in this city, and In their construction I have taken pains to combine simplicity with the most useful modern improvements, and may Hatter myself that my CIRClfLAU SAW MILLS"lind favor with every sawyer who understands his business. The many orders 1 am steadily receiving for SUGAR CANE MILLS prove that the public appreciate the mills of my make, and so ft is with my GEARING for HORSE POWERS. GIN* WHEELS, GRIST MILLS and other MACHINERY. I have the tiinntifacltiriii? rights of many PATENTS such as castings for COTTON AND HAY PRESSES, IIAWj[,EY J'ORN H jELLER and three or I'lllir KKK1) UUTTISKrt aim oilier implements. I will he pleased to send my circulars to any applicant, together with price list or estimate. My prices are moderate, nml 1 assure the public that they are lower even than those of Northern manufacturers, and that my work will compare favorably with that of any other maker. Address Tnhn AlPTanHfir. U VSAJLXJk y Conoarkr Ikon Wokks. Columbia, 8. C. Do You Ride Horseback ? JK so we are prepared to show yon the largest stock ami best variety of SADDLES ever opened in Ahlinvillo. Wo mean this ami will convince you that it is true, if yon will give us a look. We have every grade, kind and price from the cheapest wagon to the celebrated Kentucky Spring Seat. Ask to see our specialties, "TEXAS RED'' and "GENUINE KENTUCKY SPRING SEAT." Also. 11 line lot of SADDLE BLANKETS, HIDING and BLIND I5RIDLES MARTINGALES, REINS, LINES, STIRRUP LEATII . . 1 ?cTiinn'iiu II A IF? |iK!S, ]11.1 111 IIIIU rviucu > NESS, n nil any and everything in this liuo. Our Mock of COLLARS is complete, Best wool-tilled, good, medium and cheap leather: duck. Otc. W. JOEL SMITH it .SON. Jan. 21, lSas. tf W. C. Moore, House Painter, Paper Hanger & Glazer, ABBEVILLE, 8. C. ALL work promptly and satisfactorily clone. Leave orders with Dr. renuey, Mr. Speed or Mr. Chalmers. [Jnu. 21, l&ss, tf J Of One Who is Deaf. As one apart, in mellow shade, With smiling sadness she doth dwell; No sounds or harsh or sweet invade Her ear's unvibrant shell. [ Yet she, on lips that. Love lmth taught. Can read the pantomimic word: j With sphory search that fathoms thought, It seems her eyes have heard. So do the stars, to lonely men Who cross some vast and open wild Deepen with all discerning ken, Unswerving, just, yet mild. ' Although to them arrives no sound Of all that fills our lower night, They probe the human heart's profound With silent shafts of light. 0. who beneath nicht's searching skies Hut feels his Inmost being known, Or who that meets her star-pure eyes I3ut his unworth must own ? Mysteries of the Past. Some time ago a pamphlet was published by some anonymous author which contained some very noticeable speculations which may be mentioned in connection with the heaven of Figuer. Starting out with the announcement of the fact that light requires time in its passage from point to point, he concludes that we do not see, for instance, the sun as it is, but as it was eight minutes before. The sun might be annihilated and we would still see it for eight minutes after the recurrence of the catastrophe. The time required by the passage of a ray of light between Uranus and the earth is two and a half hours; hence what is occurring on either planet would not be visible to the other until two hours and a half after it had taken place. A resident or vega, lr ne nau a vision strong enough to see what is happening on the earth, would only see things after twelve years had elapsed. With these premises the writer then proceeds to say :. "Supposing it to be possible that a man could move from point to point without any employment of time, and provided with a telescope which would penetrate any distance and ren1 ? - 11 ~~ ?'"",1?1a II- ttTAiil/l Ko nn. I ucr uxi luniks viaiuic, it nuum w entirely possible to recall every event in history, and to look on it at the very moment of its occurrences If, for instance, we wished to recall Luther, jand see him before the council of Worms, we must transport ourselves j in a second to a lixed star, from which the light requires about 300 years (or so I much more or less) in order to touch the earth.' Theuce the earth will appear in the same state, and with the same persons moving on it, as it actually was at the time of the reformation. "Let us imagine the traveler with infinite powers of vision in a star of the twelfth magnitude. He would see the earth as it was in the time of A bra ham. Let us further imagine him moving forward in the direction of the earth with such speed that in an hour lie comes to within a distance of one hundred millions of miles, being then as near us as the sun is, whence the earth is seen as it was eight minutes before, and then we have this : Before the eye of the observer the entire history of the world from the time of Abraham to tho present day passes by in an hour." This is a labor which is quite within the power of the superhuman spirit ? -i i? ixrs?l. li.v.iflacn iconceiveu uy nguer. tmu hwivkw vision, and the power to move through space at will, he can at any instant beIcome a wituess to any event which lias ever occurred iu the universe. I The soul curious as to the mysteries of the past can thus satisfy himself on every point. Under such an inspiration "there is no phase of national or individual past that cannot be re-examined. Superficial. A visitor to a fashionable girls' school in one of our large cities lately was not satisfied to admire the fresh beauty and charming grace of the graduating class, but made searching inquiries as to their acquirements. "* VY uru lilt?!'*? ell I J' XXit4i.U^lJLIMWAcians among them ?" "No. They had a good knowledge of arithmetic?enough to keep tlieir accounts. They were not likely to have a use for algebra and geometry as the daughters and wives o? wealthy men." "Auy thorough musicians?" "They all played fairly well. A woman of society is not expected to sing or finger like a professional." "Could they paint or draw ?" "Yes; enough to please their friends nritii on r>r>pn?sinnnl sketch, at which. probably, an artist would laugh." They had studied, in a general way, history and literature. For the rest, they talked and moved with grace and quiet good-breeding. They were refined. simple, sensible girls, who would probably fill their places well as wives and mothers in luxurious homes. But if the home ceases to be luxurious ? Our visitor prosecuted his inquiries of the class which had left the school ten years before, from the same rank of wealthy families. Several of the girls were now dependent on their own efforts for tlieir daily oreau. muy were pleasant, lovable women, but they had not a single craft or knowledge with which to earn money, when want came upon them as an armed man. There is no country in which wealth is more insecure than it is here, yet women are certainly not better guarded against its loss than in the Old World. Hence our shops, newspaper offices and employment agencies everywhere aro crowded with needy women and their train of hungry children looking vainly for work which, wheh found, they may not be able to do. How many girls, daughters of wellto-do fathers, who read this page, possess a safe-guard against possible poverty ? O ? A Necessary Precaution. "Mary," said a lady to her maid, "I am going to take the train to-morrow morning at six o'clock." "All right, ma'am." "Yes. And I shall want you, consequently, to wake me up at five o'clock." "Ycs'm. But, T?s'pose?" "What do yon suppose, Mary?" "T s'pose you'll ring the hell for me, ma'am, about a quarter to five, so I'll be sure to be awake to call you at five, ma'am." Color blindness is twice as common among Quakers as it is among the rest of the community, owing to their having dressed in drab for generations, and thus disused tho color sense. Larrj. BY MRS. C. C. CHENEY. Larry was in a great hurry to be a man. Perhaps that is the reason he liked to smoke grapevines or cornstalks, pretending to himself, no doubt, that lie was using cigars. However, his mother did not wish him to smoke at all; so, to end the matter, she forbade it, once for all. Iu those days there was an old Frenchman who used to travel about the country in a wagon from which he was able to produce almost anything, from a tin dipper to a stick of candy. The peddler knew and loved all the children for miles and miles around, and many a ride had Larry enjoyed perched up on the seat beside hira. People called the old man an "every-clay Christianfor his religion was a part of the great business of his life. Very often while he sat in the kitcheu drinking the glass of milk which Larry's mother was sure to offer him, the two would talk of God's goodness and love as freely as other people speak of the crops or the weather. And why not? Is the soul's health of less importance than the welfare of ths body ? One morning Larry saw the peddler drive in at the gate, and ran out to meet him. "Ah, Larry, how you grow!" exclaimed the old man, cheerily. "You have already eight years,?is it not? What a fine cigar I have yesterday seen vou smoking!" "Me?" asked Larry in surprise. "Oui?yes?yourself." "Ko, it was not I*" "No? But it is not possib' that I could make mistake. It was truly your coat that the boy wore, and, as well, that pretty cap." Still the ooy stoutly insisted, "No, it was not I." The Frenchman sighed and quietly dropped the subject, but he looked puzzled. It was Saturday, but Larry did not go out to play, as usual, that day. He roiiowea nis motner aoout tne nouse as she busied herself with her work, but he looked very miserable. When night came, she went up with him to his bed-room, as she always did. It took him a long while to get undressed; then he had good deal of trouble in choosing the right chapter to read. When at last he was ready to say his j prayers, he hid his face in his mother's lap, and, with tears of shame, confess[ed that he had not only disobeyed her, but he had told the peddler a lie. He owned that he had been very unhappy all day, and that he had kept hoping she would ask about the cigars, for his heart aclied with carrying such a guilty load. His mother took her boy in her arms, and forgave him for disobeying her; but she told him that he had I broken twn of God's laws, and lie must first confess his sin to God, and | ask his pardon, then own the lie to the Frenchman, and ask his forgiveness also. Larry hung his head, for it was I a hard thing to tell his old friend that he had spoken an untruth. It seemed j much easier to go with his sin to God, [whom he knew to be full of compasision, than to hla fellow-man, whose anger he feared. But, in the end, he promised to take his mother's advice. It was not long before the peddler came again. Hoping so to make it easier for her boy, Larry's mother t?ok his hand, and led him to the kitchen, where the Frenchman was, saying, "My friend, Larry has something to say to you." Blushing and trembling, the lad told his story, the ojd man looking at him with ttnder pity. WT K An T nnfir troo hotll W OTP TV HCli JJUIi J TT LA J UUliVf M^wwaa ?t ? v weeping. There was a moment's hush, then the peddler said reverently, "We will pray to God!" The three kneeled together on the kitchen floor, while in broken accents the Frenchman thanked God for the tender conscience of the child, and earnestly prayed that he would guide Larry's "young feet past the dangers and pitfalls of the years to come. It was a prayer which Larry never forgot. He is a child no longer, but his lips have steadfastly refused to utter a falsehood since that hour in his mother's kitchen when they were sealed in solemn covenant with God to speak the truth. Dnncreroiis Drinks. A bartender plaintively bewailed the necessity of having to rub congealed drops of sticky beer oft* the bar. "But if I let them remain," said he, in the tone of one seeking compassion,, ' they rot the wood." "They rot the wood, do they?', fiercely replied a beer bibbler. "Then what in the name of common sense does beer do to my stomach ?" Replies the manipulator of drinks: "It is beyond me to tell. Of one thing I am confident, and that is man's stomach is made of cast-iron. Elsewise how could he withstand the fluids lie pours into it. Let me show you something." He placed a piece of . our niPiit on the counter and dropped upon it a small measure of an imported ginger ale. In five minutes the meat had dropped into little pieces as though hacked by a knife. "If you pass a lady, though a stran ger, in the hall of a hotel, or on the l!?l- I stair, or if you uo ner aii^v muc vice, such as restoring her fan or glove, or if she makes an inquiry of you, or you of her, raise your hat. "A gentleman walking with an acquaintance raises his hat to those persons whom his friend salutes, hut uoes not bow. "Gentlemen remove their hats in hotel elevators when ladies are present. "Well-bred men lift their hats to their wives upon meeting them in a public place as deferentially as to any other lady. "Take your hat oil" and keep it oil* in a nlace of amusement. "Only ill-mannered men wear their liats at meals in restaurants. "It is not good form to dofl" your hat upon being introduced to a gentleman, unless he should be very much your senior. "Wear your hat as little as possible and you may save yourself from baldness."" The most powerful telescopes now in use magnify two thousand times. As the moon is two hundred and forty thousand miles from the earth, it is thus practically brought to within one hundred and twenty miles, at which distance the snowy peaks of several lunar mountains are distinctly visible to the naked eye. * A Disastrous Bide. Some little Drops of Water, Whose home was in the sea, To go upon a Journey Once happened to agree. A cloud they had for carriage, They drove a playful breeze And over town and country They rode along at ease. But oh! there were so many At last the carriage broke, And to the ground came tumbling These frightened little folk. And through the moss and grasses Thoy were compelled to roam, Until a brooklet found them And carried them all home. Rice ts. Oatmeal. The Boaton Record informs us that rice is taking the place of oatmeal in this couutry, and that oatmeal is not approved by most thinking hygenista. We are also told that rice is more easily digested, nutritious, aud withal more amiable food than oatmeal. This is newspaper chemistry, which is generally wrong. There may be objections to oatmeal; but to say that rice is mure nuiriuous is simple nonsense. Oatmeal only lacks fat to make a perfect food, and this can readily be added by butter. Rico, on the other hand, lacks not only fat, but all albuminoids. See the analysis of the two: Oatmeal contains a higher percentage of albuminoids than any other grain, viz.': 12.0, that of wheat being 10.8, and of rice none, and less of starch, 58.4, as against 66.3 in wheat and86.9 in rice. It has rather more sugar, 5.4, wheat having only 4.2, and a good deal more fat, viz.: 5.6, against . 2.0 in flour, and in rice, 0.8. Lastly, salt amounts to 3.0 per ceDt. in oats, but only 1.7 in wheat, and 0.9 in rice. As the value of a food depends entirely upon its albuminoids, it is clearly seen that oatmeal is infinitely superior to all other cereals. ^ m The Family Income. Every mistress of a household, especially every mother, ought to find out what the family income is and where it comes from, and thereby prevent all needless extravagance. Half the miserable or disgraceful bankruptcies never would happen if the wives had the sense and courage to stand nrm ana insist on knowing enough about the family income to spend it proportionately; to restrain, as every wife should, a too lavish husband; or falling that, to stop herself out of all luxuries which she cannot righteously afford. Above all, to bring up her children in a tender carefulness that refuses to mulct "the governor" out of one unnecessary half-penny, or to waste the money he works so hard for in their own thoughtless amusement. A Word for the Young. Learn all you can ; for youth is the time, and the time alone, in which learning can bo attained. I find that I can now remember very little but what I learned when I was young. I ^ have, it is true, acquired many things since, but it has been with great labor and difficulty; and I find I cannot re tain tliem as I can tnose tmngs wnicn I gained in my youth. Had I not got rudiments and principles in the beginning, I should certainly have made but little out in life. Mrs. Rose Terry Cook says American women don't know how to live. If they want health, she writes, let them learn to live in fresh air?open their windows, wear flannel nightgowns and take a jug of hot water to bed if they are cold, but never sleep with closed windows; and air all their old clothes and tueir room daily; eac simple, wholesome food ; wear boneless waists and button their skirts on them, and take the heels off* their boots. Then, she argues, they will be rosy, happy, healthy, and a comfort to everybody cs well as themselves. "Does your wife ever pay you any. compliments?" asked Fred Jimson of his friend Benderly. "Well, mine does; she flatters me." "Often ?" O, yes, frequently; particularly in winter." . .. . , . "And why does she flatter you so much in winter?" "O, whenever the fire needs replenishing she points to the fire-place, and says, 'Frederick, the grate.' " An eminent financial authority in New York, speaking of the defalcation of one of his clerks, mad? this suggestive remark to a reporter: "This clerk was always most exemplary and competent, an excellent paying toller, cooJ, metnocncai ana imperiuruable. Had I known lie had not a happy home I would not have kept him as paying teller. I would not have any man in such a capacity who did not live happily at his home." If milch cows be fed upon dry hay * * it cannot be expected of them to give full supplies of milk, for without succulent food the udder cannot, except * upon a limited scale, carry on its milk secreting operations. In view of these facts every farmer should make it a part of his business to raise a sufficient quantity of beets, carrots and partnips to give each milch-eow on his farm . half a bushel daily during the winter and early spring. Tiik Daxgkk in Mould.?In the opinion of Dr. M. W. Taylor, of-the London Epidemiological Society, some common kinds of mould may give rise to diphtheria. He gives instances in which serious outbreaks have been traced to the mould developed on the wet plaster of leaky walls, while old fleeces of wool and mouldy skins ap nlon +/-> l.a onnwflo r?f dintliAriiiA |/t'ai ttiou \.\j wv w* .?.w infection. - Nothing in a recently published compilation of like definitions excels the following, said by the Norwich Bulletin to have been written by a boy in school in that city, in a language lesson in which the word "organic" was to be used in governing the sense of the sentence: "The Italian is the most organic man on the face of the earth." Keeper of the employment office : "I am afraid the trouble is with you, Mrs. Prim. You've tried German, insn aim?" Housekeeper: "Yes, but they're no good. My neighbor has an excellent girl. She's a Swedenborgian. Send me one from Swedenborg." A knotty pun?Caleb Whiteford, of punning memory, once observing a young lady very earnestly at work knotting fringe, asked her what she was doing. "Knotting, sir," replied she. "Pray, Mr. Whiteford, can you knot?" "Ican not, nmdaine," he answered.