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i Twelve lunges. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1889. I Sclectious from tlic Cbristiaii Neper, ('onrvronrr-YVliat Some Pcrxonx >I:iy Think ami Njiy?Conlinjfeiicy?Ortninty. Some of thr people: "Wonder whom we shall have next year?" Some will say, "We need a change." Others will say, "We will take the same preacher, if ihey will send him hack." O.in r some, "We will take whomsoever the Bishop sends us; but we hope I la' wili not send lis brother A. He I >eolds too much ; nor brother B. who won't vi?it his members." The i'rcaciicrs. 1 have told my presiding elder where I would like to go and where I would not like to gohope he and the Bishop will give me a good appointment. Another says, I would like to stay my four years ; I do not want to move. Another thinks: "I ought to move to some charge where I can be better supported?where I can school my children. Another would be willing to be moved if he could get a better place, but he is "a little afraid.", 'Another (not very anxious) says he is willing to go any where ?wherever the Bishop says ; comfortably persuaded at the same time where it is almost certain lie win go?any uu>? lie has no thought of "short grass." Brother iSaddle-Bags (?last of a noble family?) has neither sense nor religion enough to forget his ordination vows and thinks (without saving much of auything) he will go wherever he is sent, aud, by the help of the Lord, I do all he can to "persuade men" to be reconciled to God in whom he puts his trust. What is thought said and done in the Bishop's Council no man ^knows except those who may be favored with a knowledgeof a.secret "leak." Beading the appointments will leave all concerned to know or infer something of what has been thought and said out of their hearing. (Some times it may he well for a preacher to know something of what was said of him in the Council and some times may be not: aud some times it might be well for the Bishop and his Council to hear some things said of them aud some times may be not). It takes a heap of Christian?"think tn im round mid eui uucvii ?itufjiv.. w a maintain "the unity of the Spirit in the bond of pence" in a Conference brotherhood. Yet Christ is ready and willing to give abundantly more than the amount of religion needed and never miss it. Before a motion to adjourn is offered let this question be submitted to be thought on before we meet again: If the appointments as read out by the Bishop was certainly foreknown of God, could they have been different from what they are? Can certainty of conclusion be predicated of contingent premises ? Can a crooked tree make a straight shadow ? If all the doings of an Annual Conference, including the actions of the Bishop and his Council, were foreknown of God was it not impossioie ror uiusc nwiuy? and actions to have been different from what they are ? Rcli$;iuuM Work at the Tnbornnole. Twice a day through last week religious services were held at the Tabernable. Rev. L. L. Pickett of Texas has been the principal speaker, Bro. Oliver is punctually at his post laboring and praying for the salvations of souls, other workers are cooperating with the leaders in the meeting as they are able anil inclined. The meeting has been held under . ?ome disadvantages. Meetings in two .'jr throe of the city cnurcnes exieimeu over five or six of the preceding eight weeks; the "gala" week in Charleston . and the preparations for the fair in Columbia this week ; and the pressing duties of the Methodist pastors and their people in "winding up" lor Conference next week in Camden have combined to diminish attendance at the meetings. "Whether the meeting be continued through the fair week or not we hope to witness, sooner or later, God's gracious acceptance and signal endorsement of the liberality and zeal of Rev. R. C. Oliver, in building this house for l-U** T nn/4 AnAnitm ltd fii\r\Va for lUC UWHl auu ito uvv?u M... .people" to come in and wait on the Lord that here they may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. May the God of all grace establish the work of the hands of his servant. The Washington correspondent of the News and Courier says: There appears to be a hitch in'the appointment of Postmaster Clayton at Colum/ l>ia, and it was said at the Department that an order had been issued t thold it up till further instructions trom the Postmaster General. It is not the number of acres that a man skims over that makes him either a large or successful farmer. It is what he makes net, above cost of production, for his own toil and interest ou the capital invested. Who shall be Sent 1 Let not too many speak at once. I We make no nominations?do not say who shoiilil he sent?but will say what s >rt of men should not be sent to tin1 General Conference. Any brother, clerical or lay, who electioneers in any way -saying or doing something or not saying or doing something?hoping that thereby his ' 1,1 liHtiPi*. should in ivt uiuuv , receive a clear majority of votes?to remain at home. J5ut the actions of brwhi-n should be judged of with ri.htcousjudgment: Only by having : Ik* mind that was in Christ can brethren sincerely respect the inspired exhortations: Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory ; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves." "Be kindly affectionate one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another." An ambition which "loves to have the preeminence" or which seeks to be "the greatest" in not of Christ, any manifestations of "voluntary humility" to the contrary notwithstanding. Unholy ambition is dangersome to the church and fatal to the spirituality of tne amoiuons. Was it not ambition which prompted the angels to voeate "their first estate" and leave "their own habitations"? That movement on their part was fatal. Instead of gaining a higher place or principality they were "cast down to hell and delivered into chains of darkness unto the judgment of the great day." Ambition for the honor that comes from God is commendable I and safe; ambition for self preferment is fatal to the life of faith in the soul and is also an insurmountable barrier to the faith of the would be converted who "receive honor one of another and seek not the honor that comes from God only." "As It was.'' As we know nothing from experience or observation about Charleston's last weeks "Gala" we refrain from attempting to add anything to the much that is known, heard or read by others who are none or less favored than we are. Some persons may wish that they knew more about "gala week" than they do, while others may not be sorry if they know less. The Great Eastern, the huge ship which has lingered through an obscure and profitless existence, since her single voyages to New York, New Orleans, and Melbourne, is at last broken up for old iron. It is thir? ?. rnot'u c!iina cho firuf nut f-n sifliL frmn the Thame?. One serviceable and honorable performance is set down to the credit of the Great Eastern?the laying of the Atlantic Cable in 1SG6, luit experience has shown that a smaller vessel could have done it us well. At the recent meeting of the Synod of South Carolina at Spartanburg the question came up of the confirmation of Professor Beattie in the Theological Seminary. Mr. Holmes in arguing the question said that after a careful consideration of the Alien Labor Law he considered such an act illegal. He explained how that the law was not a grant to import foreign labor on /vf /inn tlmil. Viumi.inu. v. tut; w. vuv Siiml dollars as a tariff; but the law prohibited the introduction of such labor on any terms, and the thousand dollars was a penalty on transgressors, In other words, the importation of foreign labor was a criminal act, and th? tine was a punishment. There were recorded forty ayes tc confirm against twenty-seven nays, A number were excused from voting. ^ ? m Near Charlotte, N. C., November 10, a woman, Jane Campbell, pointed an unloaded pistol at another woman's head. This woman's husband tried to wrest it from Jane's baud wiien the pistol fired killing the latter. All colored. Tim Sltntpe MnnrAnif* Court has sustained the decision of the lower court in the case of Cross and White, bank wreckers?they must serve out their term. The men had appealed on the ground that the State had no jurisdiction in their case. A woman, a witness for the prosecution in the Cronin ease, was sandbagged in Chicago several nights ago. As the coils close round the conspirators they grow desperate, and resort to the boldest means to get out of the meshes. A single bottle of Ayer's Sarsaparil Ja will establish tbe merits ot this meuiciue as a blood purifier. Many thousands of people are yearly cured of chronic diseases by the faithful use of [ this remedy. It is uuequaled for the cure of scrofula. A law suit has just been ended between the Sobieskis in Warsaw, Poland, which has been carried on for four hundred years. The contest was for possession of a piece of land. Died of diphtheria, after a four days Illness, In Anderson county. October 12, 1889, little Ollie, eldest son of W. C. aud Ola Haddon, aged three years and seventeen days. Olllc was a very stout, robust child. "Suiter little children to come unto me." To prevent cake adhering: to the pan when baked, scatter a little flour over the greased surface before pouring in the dough. I Pennsylvania Society for the Preyention of Cruelty to Animals. WOUK OF TIIE PAST YEAR. November}, 1889. Prosecutions 281 Disabled Horses turned out of lmrness.... 3,xl4 Cases remedied by advice and warning... .'1,731 Sick and disabled Animals relieved on the highways f>02 Pads adjusted to protect sore spots 1.S61 Horses Blanketed by Asrents 27li Disablod animals moved In ambulance... 123 Abandoned Horses cored for 9 Cocking Mains prevented 7 Dor Fisshts prevented 5 Pigeon Snooting Matches prevented ! Cattle ordered to be fed and watered 112 overloading of Cattle prevented 88 Distending Cows' Udders prevented 7G Cruelty in loading and driving Cattle prevented 85 Suffering Animals humanely killed 217 Total cases remedied 11,291 ~ > C<nn;nf During tne zi years 01 me ouwtij ^ existence 100,(509 eases of cruclty have been remedied. 3,621 offenders have been punished. 46,630 suffering Animals have been taken from work, and 53,002 cases have been remedied by advice and human action. How much better for this world and llie world to come would it be if the money and muscle of dancing, horseracing, base-ball and militarism were diverted to the relief from and prevention of cruelty to dumb animals and human creatures. Ed. C. N. The Greenville News says that in the recent killing of Hefferman (whi'.e) by Johnson (colored) all of Barnwell, the testimony as far as published shows that while Hefferman was a good citizen he was in the wrong in this casethat he was seeking Johnson and threatening to kill him, and the latter acted in self defense. ?tev. j>ir. ji.agarioij, me geuiui anu popular Rector of the Episcopal church in Aiken, was in the city several days last week attending a Convocation of clergy and laymen at the church of the Good Shepherd. We were pleased to meet this affable gentleman and minister and to hear much about the affairs and our many friends in the renowned health resort?Aiken. The representatives of the Sccond Presbyterian Church of Columbia have purchased from Mrs. E. M. Bray ton the lot directly in rear of the post office, and which fronts on Assembly ci+rnof Thia Inf. is r?nnsiriprprl not loss than the 9econd finest as a building site in the whole city. It contains less than a half acre, aud tl e price paid is $4,000. ? ? Dr. R. B. Watkins of Wadesboro, N. but late of Kershaw County in this State, committed suicide November 6 by taking strychnine while in the hands of the sheriff being under arrest for breach of trust. Avoid the harsh, irritating, griping compounds so often sold as purgative medicine, aud correct the irregularities of the bowels by the use of Ayer's Cathartic Pills. They are invaluable as a family medicine. ' A Greensboro, N. C., merohanl committed suicide on a railway trair near that city by culling his throal with u razor. He had lately failed in business. ^ ? A snow storm in New Mexico, snow twenty-six inches on the level, lias been death to thousands of cattle anc : sheep, many of them bound for th< . Eastern market. " Mahone the parti-colored politiciai of Virginia was arrested during "elec 1 tion time" for shooting a man. The Episcopal Church has forty-nini ? Churches in Japan, with an agregaU of 8,400 members. A Canadian woman lias been excom municated from the Catholic Churcl for marrying a Protestant. Augusta, Ga.,Octobers,?August! ' is getting to be as bad as Chicago foi i divorce suits. In the Superior Couri , today five divorces were granted. Miss Frances E. Willard is one o thj delegates from the Kock Rive] Conference, M. E. Church, to tin Ecumenical Conference, which meet; fi.it. ism J. W. Trowbridge.of Anderson charged with obtaining goods undei false preti-nces, was tried last weet and acquitted. He was defended bj ' Col. J. L. Orr of Greenville. A law-shool for tbe purpose of giv< ing to the ladies of New York ant others the opportunity to study lau and qualify themselves for the man' agement of their own affairs is sood tc be started. The latest Invention to do awa-y 1 with noise is the manufacture of papei doors, which slam noiselessly aftei Bridget and the north-west winds, They are formed of two thick papei boards molded into panels and glazed together with glue and potash, and put through a heavy rolling process. Covered with a waterproof coating, and then a firenroof coating, they are hung like wooaen doors, and are both beautiful and serviceable. This is one step toward paper houses, which will soon follow. Athens, Ga., Oct. 30.?The will of Ferdinand Phinizy, who was the | richest man in Georgia when he died a few daya ago, was admitted to probate to-day. He made several bequests to churches here and other parts of the State, makiug in all the cases the stipulation that no organ should ever be used in any church receiving money from him. Love thy neighbor as thyself, and when you see one with a bad cough 1 advise him to buy a bottle of Dr. Hull's Cough Syrup. Price 25 cents a bottle. - - - .J The last number of The Forum contains an able article on the probability of war in Europe that deserves very close and critical examination. The writer says, "Everyone is convinced that at any moment so horrible a war may break out that all other wars, even the secession in America, will be but child's play in comparison. The adversaries which we see obliged to take up arms, Russia and France on the one side, Germany, Austria and ftaly on the other, will bring seven millions of men on the battlefield with a reserve of ten millions more. During the first few days two collisions, one in the east, the other in the westin whiph three millions of human be ings will be seen struggling together, for both sides will endeavor to crush their enemies under the attack of innumerable masses. No one can foresee what such a contest will be like, or what will be the result. It is more than probable that in such a struggle more men would be killed than are killed in ordinary wars. Three millions of men in mortal combat with all the modern improvements in warlike materials will kill by hundreds and by thousands, though, perhaps, not more proportioned to numbers than were killed in olden times when, with swords, spears, battle axes and the like, they fought hand to hand. It is horrible to think of what "must and will be the results* of a general war in Europe. The number of killed and wounded, the desolation of the countries by the destruction of property and consequent suffering of the people will perhaps exceed any thing that has occurred in modern times. And, unless there be a marked change in the condition of public af fairs, and, that, too, at no distant date the war must come. The reasons for rhia ?rp elaborately and clearly set forth in the article referred to, and in a more satisfactory way than we have seen anywhere else. Every country in Europe is actively engaged in warlike preparations. When the war comes with its end will also be the end of spiritual hierarcbism and political absolutism. The people of Europe are earnestly seeking for the proper recognition of their re; spective nationalities. Never before had they among them so much reading matter, and never before did they read so much, and the eff?ct is now being manifested. Not only are we likely to judge a man by bis looks, but it is often fair for us to do so; for a man is in a large measure responsible for his personal appearance. A man's character shapes his outer being: and his life ami thoughts are all the time impress ing themselves on his countenance, and evidencing themselves in his bearing. Habits of inattention, of mental indolence, of surface or of random thinking, of inexact statements though they may involve no conscious' wickedness, are the source of a widespread and insiduous corruption of . character. | m i ^ A Gva nf PotorJuiPtr Vn Ortohpr 7. il IIIVUl,iHw.. v-.0| J " . ' destroyed several large stores. Estimated loss $500,000. i There is nothing in the world which t will give prompter relief to all sutteri era from neuralgia than Salvation Oil. Price only 25 cents a bottle. A process of letteringbone or ivory, ' by sinking the letters into the mater' ial in a permanent fashion, has re1 cently been introduced. These ivory plates are taking the place of engraved metal plates for signs, checks, badges, 1 and so oil. Electrical engineers have also adopted the new plates, which can likewise be applied to organs and piano-fortes. > * Judge Emory Specr disclosed at a - dinner party this week a quaint char* acter lie met while campaigning for Congress in the Georgia mountains. J Among the stories told of the mount aineer were these : He was asked l>y Judge Speer if he was not wounded f during the war. "Yes," he said, " i' were shot in the leg at Vicksburg, and 2 I hain't found outto this day who it were that shot me nor what he shot me fur." At another time he fell inp to a mining pit and was nearly killed. : He was extricated by a friend, who ' said to him : "You must have fell full thirty feet." "Yes, I did, and if the j hole had been deeper I'd a fell furder." Atlanta Constitution. > A new invention to prevent collisinns iif. sea. consisting of a small plate fixed at the 9ide of the vessel, has been very successfully tried on the Thames. ; Electricity is the active agent. The I approach of another vessel within two I miles causes a bell to sound, and indicating arrow shows the direction whence it comes. i + A man's self-respect may help him to rule lii9 own spirit. A broker having failed to persuade the manager of a , marine insurance company to take a certain risk, became rude and offer, sive. The manager, who was noted for his courtesy, kept his temper, and remained so calm that bystander asked him : "How did you manage it?" "The easiest thing in the world." replied the manager, his eye twinkling with fun. "I said to myself: 'Hush! there is a fool in the room.' Then I said to myself: 'Shall I double the 'number? Xo; that would be a pity.'" His Very 0\v>'.?Little Tommy passes for a very practical youth. The other day his Uncle John brought him, as a birthday present, a "word Same," which Tommy had never played, and which did not seem to be particularly attractive to him. Nevertheless, Tommy thanked his uncle; and by and by, edging around his chair, he asked : "Say, Uncle John?" "Well?" "This game truly belongs to me now, don't it?" "Why, of course." "To do just what I want to with it ?" "Certainly." "Then I'll tell you what I'll do?I'll sell it to you for ten cents!" H Youth's Companion. Honesty is a cardinal virtue. It is important in all business transactions. It is especially important tnat every preacher of the Gospel and every teacher of religion should be strictly hcnest. If he should indulge in those tricks by which worldly men often seek gain, or by neglect or thoughtlessness should fail to meet his obligations punctually, he not only neutralizes his own religious and moral teaching, but brings the Gospel itself into contempt and injures the influence of every minI ister and every Christian to some extent. "Walk in wisdom toward them that are without." Not to be able to look every man square in the eye is a deplorable condition for one who is called aChristian. JV. T. Ch. Advocate. 4^* The treasury department w^s one hundred years old last week. And yet during the century of its existence ?from its foundation under Alexander Hamilton to the one-hundredth 1?? ,>olr>Hrnt?>H?it has limnveisui_y juot ? .. never suffered loss by theft which amounted to anything. Arbitration Among American Indians. The contending factions for the governorship of the Chickasaw nation reached an agreement January 9, 18S9. Each chief agreed to submit his claims to the governorship, to Secretary Vilas, and allow him to decide, both agreeing to abide by his decision. The contest had been in progress for three months, and has caused bloodshed and hard feelings throughout the nation.? Messenger of Peace. / The Protestant Episcopal Church, which claims to be the only Church Christ has in the world, has recently held a Convention in New York City, and the report 011 the state of the ( Church gives the figures showing their strength. This unurcn wasorgnu l/XU first of all in the United.States, and in Colonial days had the prestige of official sanction. Here are the figures: Bishops, 89 ; priests, 632 ; deacons of both orders, 320; communicants, 489,167: churches, 3,973; chapels, 1,5)83: academies, 149; colleges, 15: divinity schools, 18; orphanages, 40; homes 60; hospitals. 57; and miscellaneous institutions, 22. How does that compare with the Methodist Church, organized in the United States when the Episcopal Church was the principal Church of the country, which now numbers about 5,000,000? The Methodist Church has fully ten members and twenty preachers where the Episcopal Church has one. The latter walks about on stilts, while the former moves along on the ground' just like common ;people; and like the Master, it may be said, the common people hear her gladly.?Central Methodist. In 1873 the Reformed Episcopalians +vrtr?i ti1?> Protestant Euisco I fC|'auiicu iiuiu WMW ? . I palians. They have one hundred and six churehes and seven bishops. The communnicants number about ten thousand. They have church property worth two million dollais, and a theological school in Philadelphia. A. lady has lately given ten thousand dollars a year for church extension, and property worth three hundred thousand dollars to the seminary. The Jewish Chronicle says : ''There is no doubt that the more thoughtful adherents of Judaism are gradually drifting away. They do not care to carryout the ceremonial law, because it does not speak to their hearts, and since this is all they have been taught of their religon, if they neglect, It there seems to be nothing left." Rabbi Moses thinks that the Hebrews and Unitarians could easily unite as they hold to the same faith?one God. The Loctrd of Electrical Control, after careful, search, has found four hundred death-snots in this city ; that is, defective and badly insulated wires. Without taking as much trouble as it I cost them to find four hundred, more I tliar ten thousand licensed aeaui-spois J cun be found in the groggeries of every grade which dispense a fluid which is conducted, uot insulated, by glass.?New York Christian Advocate. The promoters of the Louisianna iotteiy, it is said, taking advatage of the decaying fortunes of Nevada, have offered that State the sum of $50,000 a year if its Legislature will sanction by law open lotteries within that State, the suggestion that this money could and this offer is shrewdly accompanied be profitably used for the construction of reservoirs for irrigating purposes. The man who blunders is every man The wisest man sometimes makes a mistake. As an old philosopher said, ' ' ' * K SN "If a man is not a 1001 a pari- m mc time, it is because he is a fool all the time." Show us the man who never makes a mistake, and we will show a man who never makes any thing. The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring tliines to pass. The only men who are past the danger of making mistakes are the men who sleep at Greenwood. ' >' THE SOBER SECOND THOUGHT \ ?'? T V WISE AND LIBERAL VIEWS WELL EX- \ TRESSED. ^ Intolerance Fluting Before the Light of J nsiice ami Ker.Mon?Give Them 'lime to Think, and the People of Abbeville will Alunyst l>o the llight?Another Goud Letter From Mr. Addison. Stak Fokt Faioi, Edgefield Co., S. C. November, 9th, lb89. Editor Press and Banner: Your statement showing amount that I am due you fur sub&cnpuun lor jour paper, has been received according to request. Alter mature deliberation J leel that I committed an error in requesting you to send me statement of amount due you up to date, gnd directing you to discontinue sending me the Press ancl Bunner. Enclosed please find remIttnuce to pay for one year's subscription, and continue to send me your paper as heretofore. When the resolution was voted on in our Alliance as to whether we should continue or inking the Abbeville Prest and [Sunntr, I voted 10 disconilnue, us we then thought Hint you were nut in sympathy with the Alliance. ' Since then, I have tbougbt the matter over, and now believe that we made u. mistake, when we passed the resolution referred to. 1 really can not think tliut you intended to injure our cause, as it wouid be against all reason, (at least it seems to me it would,) as you are as much interested in the agricultural posperity of the country as any ol us; lor what is our Interest 1 might say Is yours, or In other words, unless we prosper, we will not be able to pay for a paper, and, furthermore, many 01 your friends and relatives are farmers. And as farming is as grand and as noblea calling as any occupation or profes* sion that I know of, I think that all of the leading men ol the editorial fraternity ought \ to aid us, and help rescue us iroui the mer- / ^ ctless trusts that ure being lormed among the sbylocksof the world, and, like vamplrea, are ready to suck the last di op of our llie blood. Now,III regard to the siatement that you published in the Prett and Banner sometime ago, showing the cost ol Jute bagging and cotton bagging. I think that act could hardly be called a crime, as it was merely written lor our consideration, and we were not forced to accept it. We had the privilege still to use any klud of bagging that we saw lit to use. Probably one reason why you could not understand why the farmers were willing to buy light bagging that cost them a high price, when they could get a heavier bagging for less money, was because it is the first case on / record, where a farmer was ever known to be ' willing to pay a high price for an article. when he could purchase another that would answer lor the same purpose, for less money. Your view of the cute, I presume, wua a matter of dollars and cents. Oi ?!(iursu we are aware of the difference in tbe cosi 01 coitun banging auu Jute bagging, and how much each weighs, and how much > we ure losing per bale, in:., but we are willing to imike the sacrifice, in order to defeat the Jute Trusts that we are fighting. ?? We have not lorgotten now we were caught a year ago, when we were unprepared lor them, and how they squeezed us, and in all probability they would equeeze us harder and tighter this time, if they had a cbance. Why. last year when tbey were squeezing N us so light, at times we almost Imagined that we had on corsets, but now since Alliance bugging has caused tbe price of Jute to tumble, doubtless those who are using Jute now, feel as If they hud on motherhubbards. ~lf the Alliance bad not adopted a substitutelor Jute bagging, there is no telling what we wouiil bavfc to pay lor it. I have bought all Alliance bagging now except one flity yard roll of pieced jute, that 1 was used last year. I would not have bought it, but 1 could not get any other ut that time. I would even buy Alliance ties, if there were any on the market lor sale. Now, it you will excuse me for referring to tbe resolutions again, I will say that I have conversed with some of the prominent genilemxn of >Tlnetj -SlJi and vicinity, on the subject, and most of them are members of tbe'Alliauee, and they do not hesitate at ail, in saying that, we acted unwisely. Now, x unuk Hint wueu a man feels that be lias made a inistake, that be ought to correct it us soon us lie uncovers it. A lid as to tliooe u bo still desire their paperL. discontinued, I will say lhatthls Is their bus- \ iness, and not mine. 1 do not wish to appear >?. at all oflieious, or conspicuous in the papers, as I am \ try well aware that wi lting is not my fort, and that I have very little, or (I might say/no talent 111 that direction, and in tact not much in any other direction, that I am aware of. Mi oi.Ject in writing Is, to try to get our people reconciled?that we may all have the proper feeling for oue another?and to 6ay a few words of encouragement to our young farmers that enlisted in the cause, and want to succeed. Since you published my letter of the 19th of October, 1 Inive received many congratulations from our hest citizens and complimentary leiters irom distant friends, expressing themselves as well pleased with it. One of the letters was from an old friend, and once near neighbor, lliat I have not seen or written to in over twenty years, who is now a very prominent business mau of Augusta, Ga. His letter was lull ot kind and encouraging words, aud assureiug me how glad It made him feel when he read it, and that be Intended to have it published in the Augusta Chronicle-, and sure euough hedldso. and It was published Just as it was In the Yress and Banner. If this letter is worth the space in your valuable columns, you are at liberty to publish it, and if It meets with the approval of your many readers. I will write a few short letters to the young farmers, giving them my experi?nM in fa.rn)iiiif from Aloha to Omega, or to the present time. Farming is to rulse all kinds of stock that it will pay to raise?and lo plsinta diversity of crops, i? my Idea of a model Southern farm. What I write will not be mere theory, but from actual experience and close observation, for I am tryiim to make the business a scientific study. We are now having fine weather for harvesting our crops and srtwlng grain. Crops aicturning out very satisfactory, and the early sown grain and ruta baggas and salid is looking as well as any one could wish. I have one acre of land planted In ruta bagga turnips. I sowed barley on the same laud that the ruta baggas are now growing on, when I plowed them last. In a few weeks I t will have the ruta bnggus pulled up, cut the \ tops off, nnd house the turnips to use all during the Winter and Spring. The turnips do not injure the barley any. and It will also make u fine crop. That Is raising two valuable crops on the land in one year. , 1 would rather have a good turnip salW' patch in tlie Winter and Spring, than to have a drug store as to health, as i consider it one I ..? .1. u..A1. thnt T If rmw. The UI III r II i \r& VM ?V frost has not killed the wild clover In the pastures mid all of thebtock Is doing remarkably well for this time of the year. The future is brlsht and promising, and I am almost tempted to write that near:y every prospect pli-ases, and only man Is vile. Kespectfully, E. S. Treasurer NlnetyJnx Alliance. Dentin. ( Mr. John Kltt Vezrfes, Marlboro County, ; died, November 3,1ffj. Mr. Trlsvan Ead<jy, formerly of Williamsburir County, S. C,' was lound dead, Oct.27, on a railroad In Florida near Alcola. Whether lie had been murdered and laid on the rail or , killed by a train remains in doubt. > Kev. It. C. Wiseman was born in 1818 in i Virginia. In his fifteenth .vear he Joined the ! Methodist Church. Whcu the Church divided he adhered south, and was licensed to ! preach in 1SH2. He died in West Virginia Cc| tober 27, 1S89. | Rev. Colin Murrhlson was born in North ' Carolina, admitted on trial In the South Carolina Conference, was transferred to the Illii noli Conference in 1S?S, and died at Indepen' dence. Kansas, October 27,1SS9, on his seven: ly-fi?urth birthday. He was an able and successful minister of the gospel during the , many years he labored in the South Carolina Conference and maintained a like character I t/\ thndnv nf hi a rlPAth "I am certain that it is impossible to ' keep'the law towards one's neighbor except one loves him. The law itself 9 infinite, reaching to such delicacies of action that the man who tries most will be the man most aware of defeat. We are not made for law, but for love. Love is law, because it is infinitely more than law."