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BY HUGH WILSON. ABBEVILLE, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1888. VOLUME XXXII. NO. 38.
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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
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.
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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
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
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,
JONES F. MILLER, Secretary.
Dcc. 28,1887, tf
N. T. Sassard,
And Fancy Groceries,
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)
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
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
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
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.
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I The State of South Carolina,
COUNTY Or ABI1EVILLE.
COl*ItT OF COMMON' PLEAS.
H. M. Urough against Mary E. Hrowu, et. al?
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.
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF ABBEVILLE.
COUKT OF COMMON l'LEAS.
Elizabeth Shaw against Richard P.Shaw ct. al
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.
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.
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.
1'. ROSENBERG A CO.,
Jan. 10,18SS, -It Assignees.
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.
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
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, |
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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
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,
Dec. 21,1KS7, tf Medium copy.
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
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.
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,
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
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,
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
R. M. HADDON & CO.
Jan. 4,1SS8, tf
/xt AmtmT/N i
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
P. ROSENBERG & CO,
Jan. 24,1868, tf
Coumbia, S. C.
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
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:
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.
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
"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
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
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
How many girls, daughters of wellto-do
fathers, who read this page, possess
a safe-guard against possible poverty
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
"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,
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.
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
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
"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.
"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
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
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.
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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
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
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
"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
"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
"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.
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."
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
Keeper of the employment office :
"I am afraid the trouble is with you,
Mrs. Prim. You've tried German,
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.
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