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The Abbeville Press and Banner, 1 BY HUGH WILSON. ABBEVILLE, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 1888. VOLUME XXXII. NO. 45. | LAND TAXES ! Office of County Auditor, Abbeville C. H., s. C., Jan. 16, 1s8s. In compliance with instructlons from the Comptroller General, and in obedieyce to requirements of the Act the following is published for the information of the peoplo. A. W. JONES, Auditor. i3LIl to allow unimproved lands which have not been on the tax book.since 1875 to be listed without penalty. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Geueral Assembly, and by authority of the same, That in all cases whero unimproved land which has not been on the tax books siuco the fiscal year commencing November 1st, 1875, and which are not on the forfeited list, shall at any time before the 1st day of Oc1OOO KA MA^nnna/1 +r\ HIA Hmintv tuuor, lOOO, UKJ ivbuiucu vw vuw xw?..v Auditor for taxation, the said Auditor bo, and h? is hereby, instructed to assess the same and to enter it upon the duplicate of the fiscal year commencing November 1st, 1887, with the simple taxes of that year. Sec. 2. That all such lands as may be rrturned to the Auditor for taxation between the first day of October, 1888, and the first day of October, 1s89, shall bo assessed and charged with the simple taxes of the two fiscal years commencing respectively on the first day of November, 1887, and the first day of November, 1888. Sec. 3. That as soon as practicable af o? fVio TiQoc?(rn nf thin Aft the Pomntrol ler General is directed to furnish a copy of the same to each Auditor in the State, and the Auditors are required to publish the same in each of their county papers onoe a week fcr three months during the year 1888, and for the same period of time during the year 1889; and the cost of such publication shall be paid by the County Treasurer, upon the order of the County Commissioners, out of the ordinary county tax last collected. Approved December 19,1887. Jan. 18, 1888, 3m j|f vji'y rowers hands. w ^fprtupium aa ' fkEE.theirntw illu^trafw Catalogue ofM&^orMoffii^nv FARM & GARDEN IMPLEMENTS H REQUISITES FoRTHE GfiRDEtf tf ar? i>ofyaH inyour ipwrur iiiHQt^aio i? in w vpuwfw** AMEaWDCOLmL'NEW YORK:SEDSMEN: 47&49CDRTLAMOT1ST. Terra Cotta Wells. THE undersigned will put you up a 19 inch Terra Cotta Well for half the price of a dug one. The common wood bucket iE used for drawing water. The cleaning out is the work of a moment by keeping a galvanized sheet Iron bucket in the bottom to be hooked nut. n.f. will. Satisfaction euaranteed. This Terra Cotta weighs 40 to 50 pounds to the foot. C. M. CALHOUN. Greenwood, S. C. They are frog proof and superior to one dug. Joel S. Bailey, Greenwood. They are bound to take precedence over all others. Prof. Blake, Greenwood. .Toe Ligon, Bradley. Kev. H. Smart, Troy. Dr. L. Anderson, Ninety-Six. Kev. Pressly, Due West. D. J. Wardlaw, McCormlck. Out or 24 wells made in my town in two years I have put up 23 of them. July 13, 1887,12m W. J. SMITH, J. ALLEN SMITH. AUG. W. SMITH. AIIC Ml CMITU J& nn nuu* TV I OITII III wuu DEALERS IN MULES AND HORSES! ABBEVILLE, S. C. WILL SELL STOCK CHEAP FOR THE cash, or will make low terms on credit. Will guarantee all stock to be as represented. and mean to do a square and fair business. Call and sec us at an early date. Have a large stock of MULES on hand. Feb. 1,188$, tf mm RRANHTT STOCK MM Mammoth Bronze Turkeys, Plymouth Rock Chicken*, Brown Leghorn Chickens, of the best and most noted prize-winning strains. Eggs ?2.00 per sotting. Thoroughbred KejfiHtered Devon Bull Jester," No. 3634. W. P. ADDISON, Troy, 8. C. Feb. 8, 1888. 3m* Coffins at Due West. THE undersigned has in store a vnrlety of C OFFINS of all SIZES ANI) A liEARSE will be fnrnisb.SiTwtien needed. April 6, lSa7,1201^ KENNEDY. I Tie State of Sooth Carolina,, County of Abbeville. COURT OF COMMON PLEAS. Rosa P. Morrow, Clarance C. Cochran, Walter Cochran, Cornelius J. Cochran, and Carrie It. Cochran anil Charles E. Cochran, minors by Samuel W. Cochran, their guardian ad litem, Plaintiffs, against James T. Barnes, Christian V*. Barnes, Jane Hammoud.Zcpliinlah Barnes,and DoWltt Barnes, and Arabella G. Pressly, Maggie Fant, Rosa R. Cater, Mary L. Carllle, Susan Smith, Joannie E. Black, Raphael A. Pressley, William C. Pressley and James W. Pressley, Defendants. rnpv XT7MMOXS FOR RELIEF. (Complaint not Served.) To the Defendants above named : YoU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED AND requlrod to answer the complaint In this action, which is filed in the office of the Clerk ol the said Court, at Abbeville C. II., S. C., and to serve a copy of your answer to the said complaint on the subscribers at their office at Abbeville Court House, South Carolina, within twenty days after the service hereof, excluKivoof thedav of such service; and if you fall to answer the complaint within the time aforesaid, the plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for the relief deraandod in the complaint. 23 February, 18S8. rERRIN & COTHRAN, Plaintiff's Attorneys. ?v>a nofoniinnta Arabella G. Pressloy, Mag gle Fant, Rosa R. Cater, Mattio Bogajski, Lizzie Keatou, Belle Crawford, Mary L Carllle, Susan Smith, Joanne E. Black, R. A. Pressley, Vm. C. Pressley and James \V. Presslev, heirs at law of W. A. Pressley, deceased: Please take notice that the object of this action is the partition of a parcel of land located in the town of Lowndesville, in said State and county, formerly belonging to the Rev. Christian V. Barnes, which was deeded to W. A. Pressley, now deceased, by the said C. V. Barnes, in trust for the grantor and his wife, during their joint lives or the survivor of them, with remainder to their children, to be sold by said trustee and proceeds to be distributed among the heirs at law of the said C. V. Barnes, Sr.,deceased, and to ask the said - - ?-- ?' <1,? onlrll Court to assume me tituuuuu ui mc trust by selling the land and distributing tbo proceeds among the heirs of C. V. Barnes, Sr. That no personal claim is made against you or either of you, and if you or either of you unreasonably defend said action you will be required to pay costs to the plaintiff. PERRIN & COTHRAN, Plaintiff's Attorneys. [L.S.] M. G. Zbicler, C. C. P. To the Absent Defendants Zepbinlah Barnes, Rosa R. Cater, Mattle Bogj^Jskl and Wm. A. Pressley: Please Take Notice : That theaummons ot which the above is a copy, and the complaint herein has been died In the office of the Court of Common Pleas for said county at Abbeville Court House, on the 23 February, 1888. This 27 February, 1888. PERRIN & COTHRAN, Plaintiff's Attorneys. March 7, 1888,6t Ik Stale of Soil Carolina, County of Abbeville. COURT OF COMMON PLEAS. Joshua Ashley, Plaintiff, n gainst J. A. Auden>on, Defendant. COPY SUMMONS FOR RELIEF. (Oomvlainl not served.) To the Defendant J. A. Anderson : You ARE HEREBY SUMMONED AND required to answer the complaint in this action, which is filed in the oftlce of the Clerk of Jommon Pleas, for the said County, and to serve a copy of your answer to the 6ald complaint on the subscribers at their office at Aboeville Court House, South Carolina, within twenty days after the service hereof,exclusive if the day of such service; nnd if you fail to mswer the complaint within tlio time aforesaid, the plaintlft" in this action will apply to t,he Court for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated 7th day of February, 1SSS. PAUKER & McGOWAN, Plaintiff's Attorneys. M. G. Zeigleb, C. C. P. [L.S.] To tho absent Defendant J. A. Anderson : Take Notice that the summons of which the above is a copy with complaint is this day died in the Clerk's office, and that unless you appear and answer or demur to the complaint within twenty days after the service hereof, exclusive of day of service, Judgment will be docketed against you by default PARKER & McGOWAN, Plaintiff's Attorneys. Feb. 15, 1SS8, Ct Master's Sale. The State of South Carolina, COUNTY OF ABBEVILLE, COURT OF COMMON PLEAS. C. McHugh, as Assignee of A. J. Salinas & Son against llichey & Miller. DY virtue of an order of sale made in the L* above stated case. I will offer for sale at Sublic outcry at Abbeville C. H., S. C., on ALEDAY IN APRIL, 1SSS, within the legal hours of sale, the following described property, situate in said State and County, to wit: One House and Lot in tne village 01 Houes, me property or jonn M. Miller, the lot composed or throe small parcels, containing lu all about Twenty-Two Acres, bounded by lands of J. A. Ellis, L. R. Dantzler, and by tlie Columbia and Greenville Railroad. Also ONE HOUSE AND LOT In the village of Hodges, the property of William It. Ulchey, containing One and One-Half Acres, msre or le?s, and bounded by lands of John M. Miller, and by the Columbia and Greenville Railroad. Also ONE HOUSE ANI) LOT known ns the Koon Place, the property of Uichcy & Miller, containing Thirty-Seven Acres, more or less, and bounded by lands of J. L. Anderson, Walter Anderson and A. M. Agnew and by the Columbia and Greenville Rallrord. , , , TEHMS UJP SAbft-une-uau conn, uaiance on a credit of twelve months, with Interest from <Iay of sale, secured by bond of the purchaser and a niortgatjeof the premises. Purchaser to pay the Master for papers. J. 0. kLUGH, Master. March 0, 1888, 3t. Real Estate Broker. THE undersigned offers his services to the ""I "Citizens of Abbeville county In the purchase 8a,e of real estate. r i..^represent two reliable Fire Insurance [comp?& J. T. PARKS. % \ Tie Stats of Sonth Carolina, County of Abbeville. COURT OF PROBATE. Martin G. Zeigler tis Administrator of tho Estate of James Taggart, Jr., deceased, plaintiff, against I Miss Elizabeth C. Taggajt, and Jerry Carson, , Defendants. SUMMOyS FOR RELIEF. i (Complaint Served.) To the defendants Miss Elizabeth C. Taggart, Jerry Carson: You ARE HEREBY SUMMONED AND required to answer the complaint in this action which is filed In the Probate Court fori. Abbeville County, at Abbeville Court House, in said State and to serve a copy of your an- ' ewer to the said complaint on the subscribers at their office at Abbevi llo Court House, South ? Carolina, within twenty days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fall to answer tho complaint within the time aforesaid, the plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for the relJe? demanded in the coinplnlnt. Dated 16th February A. D. 1SSS. J. FULLER LYON, J Judge Pkobate Court. PERRIN & COTHRAN, Plaintiff's Attorneys. ^ To Miss Elizabeth C. Taggart: Please take notice : That the summons of which the above is a copy has this day been filed In the Probate Court for the County of A KKovlllo Smith Parrtllnn tnerothor rolt.li l.het I complaint in the above stated cause. r PERRIN & COTHKAN, Plaintiff's Attorneys. Notice. ( i Sale Under Power Contained in Mort- 1 gage of Realty. c 4 BY VIRTUE OF THE POWER cou- ] ferred on us in a mortgage of real estate executed by Mrs. Mary S. Moore in our favor, on the seventh day of January A. D. 1886, we will sell to the highest bidder, at public outcry, on SALEDAY IN , APRIL, 1888, within the legal hours of * sale. 1st. All that tract or plantation of land situate, lying and being in the County i and State aforesaid, containing Two Hundred and Sixty Acres, ] more or less, and bounded by lands of W. JP. JMcuee, j_<uey j. mars, jv. ai. /vg- t new and others, being a part of the Sharp lands. 2nd. Also, all that tract or plantation j of land situate, lying and being in the J,1 Town of C'okosbury, in the County and State aforesaid, containing Seventy-Five Acrcs, a more or less, bounded by lands of F. A. Connor, 1>. Wyatt Aiken, Win. Z. Mc- " Ghee and others. The said property is advertised for salo j and will be sold for the purpose of satisfying the amount now due under said ] mortgage, including attorneys feeB and h all costs incidout to uncb sale. The pur- ^ chaser to pay for titles. 1 TERMS OF SALE-Cash. j A. J. SAUNAS & SON, Mortgagees. March 7,1888, 4t The State of South Carolina ? COUNTY OF ABBEVILLE, TROBATB COURT. J. W. Keller, as Admluistrator, Ac., * Plaintiff, against Milly Cozby, et al, Defendants.?Complaint for Sale of Land to Pay Debts, &c. I WILL SELL AT PUBLIC OUTCRY at Abbeville Court House, 011 SALESn.VV TV APRTT, nnvt fnr thfl navinent 1 of debts, the following doscribed real es- * tate, belonging to the estate of Benjamin t Cozby, deceased, containing r Seventy-Six Acres, more or less, bounded by lands of the Dower tract, Thos. B. McCord and B. S. Barnwell. Also the remainder in Dower tract after f the termination of the life estate of Milly Cozby, containing Forty-Three (43) Acres, moro or less, bounded by lands of J>r. J. W. Keller, Miss Euitna Koller and the land above described. TERMS OF SALE-Ono half cash, the J balance on a credit until the first of Jan- 3 nary next, with interest, credit portion to 1 be secured by bond of purchaser and a < mortgage of tho property. Purchasers to pay for papers. J. FULLER LYON, Judge Probato Court. March 12, 1888, 3t ' Sheriff's Sale. Aultnmn & Taylor Co., against J. S. Chipley, Sr.?Execution. j BY virtue of an Execution to nie directed, In the above stated case, I will Bell to the hlghert bidder, at Public Auction, within the legal hours of sale, at Abbeville Court House, on Monday the Second day of April, A. I). 1888 all the rleht, title and Interest of J. 8. Chipley, Mr., deceased, in tho following described property to wit: All that tract or parcel of Land, situate, lying and being In the County of Abbeville South Cajollna, and known as the Home Place and containing ONE HUNDRED ACRES, more or less, and bounded by lands of J. S. ] Watson, J. W. Chipley, Lizzie Porter and Richard Davis and others. Levied on and to be sold as tho property of J. S. Chipley, Sr., to natlsfy the aforesaid Execution and costs. TERMS?Cash. I March 9, 1888. J. F. C. DcPRE. Sheriffs Office. Sheriff. Do You Ride Horseback? IF so we are prepared to show you the larg- i est stock and best variety of SADDLES ever opened In Abbevlllo. We mean this and will convince you that It Is true, If you will give us a look. We have every grade, kind and price from the cheapest wagon to the eel- , ebrated Kentucky Soring Seat. Ask to seo our specialties, "TEXAS RED'' and "GENUINE KENTUCKY SPRING SEAT." Also, a fine lot of SADDLE BLANKETS, RIDING and BLIND BRIDLES, MARTINGALES. REINS. LINES, STIRRUP LEATHERS, plain and covered STIRRUPS, HARNESS, and any and everything In this line. Our stook of COLLARS is complete. Bent . wool-filled, good, medium and cheap leather; | duck. & c. W. JOEL SMITH <fe SON. , Jan. 24,1888, tf Come One, Gome All. HI 0PIK SPRING & SUMMER. All the Latest Novelties in French and American MILLINERY, Pattern Hats, Copied from the latest Paris designs. Plain and Fancy Ribbons. Ostrich and Fancy Mere, FRENCH FLOWERS and LACES. Oroods, Both Foreign and Domestic Fabriques. Trimmings, Braids, Silks, Satins, Parasols, Gloves, PA/vA^ViAti wifh o "I?nl1 nnrl TT.Y^niiUO LU^CVUCi H 1V11 H A MAt ???? . v Line of Ladies Furnishing Goods. THE LADIES }f the entire County are cordially nvited to examine our stock, comnencing, TTTTJ-RSD^lY. 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st March Et. M. HADDON & GO. March 14, 1888, tf Master's Sale. The State of South Carolina, COUNTY OF ABBEVILLE. COURT or COMHOX PLEAS. Sdwin Bates ?fc Co., et al., against C. A. Cobb, et al. 3Y virtue of an order of sale made in the above stated case, I will offer for sale at >ub)ic outcry at Abbeville C. H., S. C., on . * Tn-rw * T?T> t T lOOO I rum I UYLjCjUA. 1 in Al XVllJ, AOOO, nilliiu i/uv> i?.bUi lours of sale, the following described propery,situate In said State and Counly, to wit. One Brick Store and Lot n the town of Greenwood, kDOwn as the laxwell Brick Store and Lot, bounded by ands of S. Elmore, J. W. Green and by Ralload Street. TERMS OF SALE?One-tblrd casb, balance in a credit until 1st of December, next, with nterest from day of sale, secured by bond of he purchaser and a mortgage of the premises ,nd an approved insurance policy. J. C. KLUGH, Master. Maroh 9, 1888, 3t. Sheriff's Sale. amei H. Cheatham against Milton M. Seawrlght.?Execution. C>Y virtue of an execution to me directed, in ^ the above stated case, I will sell to the | ilghest bidder, at public auction, within the egal hours of Bale, at Abbeville Court House, ' n MONDAY, the second day of April A. D. ' 888, all the right, title and interest of Milton I. Seawrlght In the following described iropertv, to wit: ah tnat iraci or puri:ui ui .and, situate, lying and being in the County if Abbeville, South Carolina, and containing Twenty-five Acres, nore or less, and bounded by lands or Willam Agnew. l)r. T. B. Reld, Brock, and ithers. Lovled on and to be sold as the property of Milton M. Seawrlght to satisfy the .foresaid Execution and costs. TERMS-Casb. J. F. C. DuPRE. Sheriff Abbeville County. March 5,1888,3t Registration Notice. Office of Supervisor of Registration, Abbeville, S. C., Feb. 20,1888. PHE OFFICE OF SUPERVISOR OF REOstration will be open on the first Mondays in ilarch, April, May, June and July for the ransactlou ot such business as the law dlantu in ??nnnnnt,iun with the reelstratlon of roters. No.4 O'Neill Law Range." W. P. CALHOUN, Supervisor# Feb/29,1888, tf * rhe State of South Carolina, COUNTY OF ABBEVILLE. PROBATE COURT* n the matter of the estate of Chas. P. Allen, Deceased.?Petition for Settlement and Discharge. WM. G. Watson and A. A. Dean, as Administrators of the estate of Chas. P. Allen, leoeaeea, iiuviiig mcu men |?,iUh>.. ... ?...? 2ourt praying for settlement and discharge. .Vow on motion of Brown & Tribble, attorneys for petitioners, It is Ordered: that Tuesday, the third lay of April next bo fixed for granting tho relief praved for. J. FULLER LYON, Judge Probate Court. Feb. 21,1888, tf Dissolution of Copartnership The firm of seal, mcilwain & co. have this day dissolved copartnership, rho business will hereufter bo run by Seal & Mcilwain. All persons Indebted to Seal, Mcilwain & Co. will please settle with Aug. \V. Smith or Seal & Mcilwain. T. C. SEAL, h. p. mcilwain, AUG. W. SMITH. Marcli 5,18?s. ir Notice to Creditors. The State of South Carolina, COUNTY OF ABBEVILLE. IN THE COMMON l'LEAS. [a the matter of the last Will of John Robertson, doccnscd. ALL creditors of Johd Robertson, deceased, are hereby required to present their demands and establish the same before inc ivlthln thirty (30) days from this dato. Dated March 13, 18S8. J. C. KLUGH, Master. hi arc a iit 1000. The State of South Carolina, COUNTY OF ABBEVILLE. probate court. Ex Parte J. F. Cllnkscales, Executor, Petitioner.?Petition for Settlement and Discharge. NOTICE is hereby given that J. F. Cllnkscalen has filed his petition In this Court praying for settlement and discharge in the matter of the estate of M. E. Sherard, deceased. It is Ordered : that Friday, the Gth day of April next be fixed for settling said estate and <raatlng the rolief prayeil for. J. FULLER LYON, Judge Probate Court. March 5,1863, tf No Time to Pray. No time to pray ! Must cares or business urgent call So prens us as to tnke it nil. Knell passing day? What thought more drear Than that our God his fuce should hide, And say through all lire's swelling tide, No time to hear! The Family Horse. BY GEORGE G. SAXE, A. M. Some years ago I bought a large, handsome, brown horse for family use, at what was considered a moderate price. But a model famiiy horse is a rare acquisition, and cannot be secured for a trifle, and he is fortunate who gets the worth of his money, whatever Tf U r-v l/\Alre fftM 1 AM lilt? [JIIUU. JL1 HO JUUIVO 1UI JJV A IV.VHWI41 he is doomed to disappointment. His ideal must be young, sound, strong, kandsome, stylish, gentle, obedient, fearless, and, though not always prominent in the inventory of attributes, speed is indispensable. Even the dignified clergyman can scarcely disguise the pleasure he experiences as he hears it said : "The parson's horse takes no man's dust." After a few months' use, I ascertained that my family horse, "Tom," was sadly lacking In several of tbese important particulars. It is true he was entitled to respect on account of his age, but this did not add to his value as a servant, ntj wuuiu pans 101 suuuu so long as the groom soaked hia forefeet frequently, and kept them stuffed" at nignt. Give him hard work and light feed, and he was gentle enough; but with light work and liberal feed he was a true successor to Jeshuruu of old. He would ruu away for sheer amusement. While being harnessed, if the stable door chanced to be open, he would dash out and career about the premises iu great style, affording us a free circus, though at the expense of lawn and garden and -i ~*1 'K ??tin Ko/1 o rrAninu UUllgllUg UlllllCSO. Ill) J-1UU a 6 x, for slipping headstall and halter, and when lie found it necessary, would supplement genius with strength; so leaving him tied as securely as possible, we were never sure of finding him on our return. As lor speed, whatever his natural gifisas a trotter may have been, his tender feet seemed always to suggest the canter. Taking all theso facts into consideration, I thought it best to send him to the New York auctiou stables, where he was sold to the highest bidder, without a warranty. I now determined to proceed carefully, and to run no risk in selecting a "family horse." I would eschew the professional trader and the eloquent auctioneer; I would buy only at private sale, of some responsible family, who might find it necessary to part with a well-tried ana vaiuaDie uorse With this new laid plan in mind, I searched the morning papers, and at last was rewarded for my pains by finding the description of an animal that exactly filled the bill. It ran thus: "A lady about going to Europe will sell a favorite family horse, young, handsome, and sound ; gentle in harness or under the saddle; a fast trotter, without trick or fault; driven by ladies and children. Will be sold at a sacrifice. Inquire at I lost no time in maKing ray way iu that stable, nervous with apprehension lest I might be too late to secure bo rare a prize. As I drew near I looked with jealous eye at every man about the premises, seeing in each a possible competitor with a dangerously long purse. But, fortunately, I was the "early bird," and I smiled as I thought of the disappointed ones who were to follow me. It was a boarding-stable. I showed the advertisement, and with trepidation inquired if the horse was there and still for sale. I was answered in the affirmative, which relieved my anxiety somewhat. But I was sorry to learu that Mr. Chase, the gentleman nf fVin Itm'co urn.D nilfc. T. Ill UUUl v/t 1,11V tiv.vv, however, begged the privilege of looking upon the valuable beast, and he was sent for. I had prepared myself to assume a cold look of indifference, so as not to "bull the market." But the sight of that noble animal proved too much for my resolution, and I smiled audibly as in stalked my identical "old Tom," which I had sold the day before! He greeted me so familiarly that my first apprehension was that he might "give me away." Tn looking him over I observed that his halter had experienced its usual wreck, and that his feet had suffered somewhat by neglect. I asked a few questions, made an appointment for the af ternoon, and returned to my store, reflecting : j "How vain aroall things here below; How false, anil yet how fair." At the time agreed upon I returned accompanied by a friend, a stalwart young man, for I thought it well to have a witness ; and, not knowing the forces that might combine against me, I deemed it prudent also that the witness should be one well endowed with muscle and courage. Our Mr. Chase T ? was waning 101- mu. jl ivuuu mux ? bright, genteel-looking chap, and a fine talker, The animal was led out, and his merits were eloquently set forth iu the presence of the stable men aud a number of gentlemen, who had probably called to look after their horses. Every point of excellence mentioned in the advertisement Was emphasized, with the additional assurance that he could "trot iusidc of three minutes;" was raised near Syracuse; had been owned by the lady for two years; and?there ? * ?-vo + 1<ACI in liia vnino AU WHS It IWUL'U ui xu ? * v*w ? ? lio added?that she would not part with him on any account but for the fact that she was going abroad to reside for some years, and must sell. To j sum it all up, the valuable creature was offered at the low price of three hundred dollars. I asked questions and made objections, especially calling attention to his trembling knees; but ull were disposed of in a masterly manner. When the gifted talker had about exhausted bis resources I said : "Gentlemen, this J ?!?.% 1\1a \L3tk T GPP1I thici IN ii iruiuimiuic ^ uv... horse before. The statements you have heard are true, with these exceptions: He was not raised near Syracuse ; he lias not been owned by a lad) the past two years; be is not sound; bo is not young; lie is not safe, but tricky and unreliable; be is no trotter, but will break iuto a gallop if urged to the speed of a ten year old boy, and three hundred dollars to me seems a large price, as I sold him yesterday, at auction, for one hundred and ten dolfar s." There was a roar of laughter at the expense of the confounded knave (a legitimate use of the adjective). He turned pale at first, and tried to frown ; then he colored and essayed a laugh, but it was a sickly effort, and he sneaked out of the group and fled to the opposite side of the room. He probably took the horse to another place, and in due time found his victim. He did not hesitate to warrant the horse in all particular#; and promised to refund the money, if all was not satisfactory, after twenty-four hours' trial. Nothing would seem fairer than this, but it was only a "trap for the unwary for when the disgusted buyer should return, he would find instead of "Mr. Chase," that he was having n "wild goose chase" after a flitting adventurer. [This chapter in ray experience I have written at the request of my friend and former pastor, the Editor of The Cari8tian Advocate, who had heard the story and thought it worth publishing.] Take Care of Your Clothes. Some people's clothes last a great ! H?n1 Innwpr than others, simnle herjinap * 1 r j they take care of them when they are not in wear. A shawl that is folded "in the creases" every time it is taken off will look well for five years, when the same shawl will be scarcely presentable at the end of one year if thrown carelessly anywhere on a chair or sofa. Kid gloves when taken from the hands are generally slightly moist, especially if the hands perspire in the least. If they are carelessly rolled together they very soon lose their glossiness and shape, but if each finger is pulled out straight, and they are laid out flatly in a glove box, they will retain their freshness much longer. A hat or bonnet, when laid aside, should be brushed carefully and placed in a box with a cover or a piece of cloth thrown over it to keep out the dust. Parasols, especially those with light or delicate covers, should have a bag provided for them and hung in the closet where they can be conveniently reached. Such parasols become more soiled lying about on chairs and tables than they do in use. Always leave two , loops for hanging, both on corsage and skirts of dresses. On tne former they are best placed , on the lower aide of each armhole. Cloaks are hung by a loop at tbe back of the neck. Gloom and Light. A wise man in the East had two pupils, to each of whom he gave one - = - t_i. e . UJKUl/ 4 U11 III Ul UiUUCJi anu 9?iu . "What I have given you is very little ; yet with it you must buy at once something that would fill this dark room." One of them purchased a great quantity of hay, ana cramming it into the room, said, "Sir, I have filled the room." "Yes," said the wise man, "and with gloom." Then the other, with scarcely onethird of the money, bought a candle, and lighting it, said, "Sir, I have filled the hall." "Yes," said the wise man, "and with light. Such are the ways of wisdom, for It seeks good means t? good ends." rPUJa f nArf a inlv hftH ft VP TV 14JI? lv?vuv? v?? ? * y droll way of instructing his pupils, , but it was a very good way. They learned that it is one thing to fill, and another thing to fill properly. One of them knew this before; the other seemed not to know?he was a simpleton. There are many such in the world. No Danger in Night Air. "Surely you would not open the windows upon the night air," remonstrated someone in the hearing of Miss 1. r lore nee iMguuugmv. "What would you open it upon?" asked the great nurse. "You cannot have anything but night air in the night, and it is simply a question whether you will have it fresh or stale and impure." There are the most extraordinary ideas in regard to "night" air, as if there was something evil in it because litis night air. This is absurd. The exhalations may be more evident to the senses in the evening than in th? nay time, and the dampness in the atmosphere more penetrating in the absence of the sun, but an atmosphere that Is malarial at night is malarial in the day time; it is owing to bad drainage or some cause that is inherent to the soil, and making and keeping it stagnant will only add to the mischief it is bound to cause. Good air is good no woll in thfl dflv. The Two Voices. Edward wrote grandma a letter. He said : "I want to tell you, grandma,* how Satan almost caught me the other day. Mamma wanted mo to go out and buy some tea. I was busy playing, and was going to say, 'I can't go; send Mamie,' when God spoke. 'Don't say that,' He said. Then Satan?I know it was Satan?spoke right up : 'Say it, say it; Mamie can go as well as not.' Then God said again. 'Edward, won't you please me?' And I jumped right up and said, 'Yes, 1 will.' ~ I was speaking to uou, you know, but mamma thought I was speakiug to her, and she gave me the money and oft'I trotted. Satan comes when you don't expect him; don't he, grandma." The rage for large turkeys has prevented the marketing of this valuable fowl except at certain periods, as many arc under the impression that large turkeys bring higher prices. It is true only when wanted for show windows, rati! s and presents. . . i t i ?,l? TlmnKsgiviug is uuuui me uuij uiuv that there is a heavy demand for very large sizes, but during the other portions of the year hens sell higher than gobblers. Two small turkeys will allow of a larger uumber of choicc cuts than a heavy one, and when they are bought at wholesale this fact is always considered; and a larger portion of purchasers will take two small ones in preference to a large one. The farmer cau make more orofit on small sizes, - ' 11 1 as lie can hatch later 111 uie season nnu raise more of them. A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justlj', assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably. These being the qualities of a friend, we are to find them before we choose one. Consent to common custom, but nol to common folly. The Bird's Breakfast. Two little birdies One winter day Began to wonder, v And then tossy, "How about breakTut t This wintry day 7" Two little maidens One wintry day Into the garden Wended their way, Where the snow lay deep That wintry day. One with a broom Swept the snow away; r One scattered crumbs, Then went to play: And birdies had breflfctMt That wintry day. Their Mother Rained Them. But, land of love, Miss Percy, didn't they have the eame home training? Didn't they have the same sweet mother and upright, manly father? Weren't they surrounded by the same good influences? Didn't they have the same Godly example? I don't s?? why the Newell boys all turned out such worthless fellows, while the girls grew i n to noble women. There's Lucy now?our minister's wife?cultivated, sweet tempered, and benevolent. "Vho ever saw a lovelier lady than Alice? And Hariet is all that eould be desired. I don't understand it, Miss Percy; I declare I don't. We all know Bob and Frank Newell are idle and worthless. How is it?" 'Stop a ruinute, Mrs. Harrison," responded Miss Percy; "did they have the same training ? 1 know they were brought up under the same roof, but they were brought up very differently, ; _ I assure you. Bob and Frank Newell were good enough to begin with, but their doting mother has ruined them. Why, Mrs. Harrison, those boys used to come into the house and throw their caps and jackets on the floor, /or their bothers or sisters to pick up and put away. . -I jijfy "The mother, yoo know, was a weak, good-natured woman, who worshiped her husband and sons, and was content to slave and pick up for them, believing it was all unselfish devotion. . But the girls rebelled?poor thing*. No wonder? Then Mrs. Newell would say: 'Why, Alice!' or 'Why, Lucy! I'm surprised at you. Wou't you do that much for your dear brothers? I'm < sure it's a mere trifle for them to ask of you.' And poor Lucy or Alice would go back and wait on the boys, thinking they must be selfish things to grudge this constant service. "When Hariet was a little thing, Mr. Newell died, leaving hie large for tuue to his wife. They were living in New York then, and Luoy and Alice were young ladies, beginning to enjoy life in a large city. Bob and Frank were not engaged in any business; (hey couldn't make money it seemed, though they could spend it fast enoug. ' "First they tried manufacturing <. . cloth. They rented a mill and hired a superintendent. Then they paid brief daily visits to their office from tern till two. The superintendent bad entire control of them and the business, and he managed both to his own profit. When manufacturing failed, the boys tried one thing after another, until, finally, they determined to try forming. "Their weak, fond mother, whose faith in herljoys seemed to inorMse with their increasing helplessness, sold her house iu New York, and came to this remote village to live. Hariet was a child then?to be educated. . ^ Lucy and Alice were enjoying the pleasures and advantages of New York; but they were not to be considered for a.moment. Education, pleasure, and friendship must be broken off; expenses must be cut down to the lowest penny,?all to help those precious spendthrift boys, who had yet to make their first sacrifice for either mother or sisters. "They bought old Lemuel White's farm, the best place for miles and miles. But it was the old story; no body about tlie place knew anytbine but themselves, nobody's advice would they take, aud everything about the farm was expected to look after itself. They bought all the patent reapers and mowers advertised in the oounty papers; but when the time came to use them, Bob wanted to go to a feir, r.ud Frank couldn't find the day book. When the neighboring farmers were planting corn, it was discovered that cue new patent corn-drill was out of order, or wouldn't work. Everything about the place went down, except the ; debts, which rose higher and higher. Bob and Frank cursed their luck and took to drinking; the farm had to be sold at last, ami poor Mrs. Newell woke up one morning to find herself x homeless. "Lucy aud Alice went to New York aud found employment through' former friends of their father. For live years they supported their mother; then Lucy married, and soon after Alice. Mrs. Newell makes her home , with Alice, you know, and Hariet supports herself. The boys, for whom every ono else was sacrificed, can barely earn a living, and are poor, shiftless creatures, who will never rise. "I tell you, Mrs. Harrison, it was the difference in their training wtrieh made ths Newell boys and girls dlflfer. The girls were taught to be unselfish, thoughtful, and considerate. The boys were trained to regard tbeir slaters and mother as servants and themselves an superior beings, to whose comfort everything must be subservient. Naturally they grew up thinking their ease of more importance than the rights of other people. Their mother ruined thorn." "Well," said Mrs. Harrison, rising slowly, "I shall make my Jack bang up his cap and jacket when I go homo." The Neek-Yene. William Rufus, the second son of the Norman kings of England, established what was called the "Benefit of the Clergy," by which any one condemned to death could save his life by proving that he could read. The first verse of the fifty-first Psalm was chosen as Iho test to be read, hence it was called the "Neck Verse." The law continued in force from the year 10S7 until the close of Queen Anne's reign, in the year 1700; although for a long period it had fallen into desuetude, and even became a dead letter. Admonish your friends secretly, but praise them openly. Not thou frotn ui. O Lord, but wo Withdraw ouraelvea from thee. We can not make a more lively representation and emblem to oureelvea of hell, thau by the view of a kingdom in war.' - M