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The Press and Banner.
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Wednesday, April i?, lovo*
Their Exhibition* at Abbeville, and
Their Eccentricities.
A company of Winnebago Indians from
Nebraska were in town lor several days last
week. They came on Friday evening and
made exhibitions in Knox's Hall on Friday
night, Saturday alteruoon, and Saturday
By their dress and general appearance they
attracted no little attention by curious people
of every degree, and their performances were
very well attended.
Before their performance the company, under
the leadership of a bass drum, marched
around ibe square, the two women carrying
their Infants on their backs in the traditional
form, and mothers and infants were wrapped
in red shawls.
They seem In the matters of dress to pay
v little attention to the changing styles and
Their performances consisted oi the different
kind of dances peculiar to tbat people.
They did not attempt any of the fashionable
round dances, and they appeared belore their
aadiences In other than the society regulation
evening dress.
Their exercise with bows and arrows on the
Btreet attracted considerable attention.
Watchful Walls.
Watts, S. C., April 17,1893.
Cotton planting la all the go now, some
have finished planting, while a great many
did not begin nntll this morning. Very near'ly
all are planting sorgum and big crops of
corn. If the river does not overflow too often
We will have plenty of bread and molasses.
We are soon to have a big brick machine in
operation run by D. W. Thomas. U. S. Wilson
and S. A. Alien, they are going into tbc business
in earnest aua expect to make millions
?of brick.
We are blessed with having one of the best
schools In the county. Our teacher Miss Kittle
Thomas certainly understands bow to
learn children. Noting the difference be.
tween our school now, and the way It was
managed by male teachers, we a:e almost
ready toJoin Gen. Hemphill in his views of
"Woman's Rights." In fact I would be If my
girl would not expect me to stay on that side.
D. W. Thomas says he would like very
mnoh to beg or borrow a receipt which will
make a girl talk.
C. B. Thomas caught a seven pound blue
cat Saturday night,
Drs. J. "W. Thomas and J. D. Wilson have
formed a copartnership andaredolug a very
good practice.
H1IKB JUUKglB DfUUKS UUB oeeu q U I It) Ml hi
Mrs. R. C. Wllsou is expected in our town
aboat the 20th on a visit to her sister. Mr. K.
' C. Wilson has a job Id Clinton, and will move
bin family to tbat place soon.
' Mr. J. H. Cheatham means business. He
has recently traded for tbo nicest horse about,
and will soon get a line buggy and see if be
can't Improve his cause a little. X Y.
^larrlaffe at Dne West.
Cards are out for the marriage of Miss Ida
Devlin and Mr. James McClintocfc. The ceremony
is.to take place to-morrow morning at
ten o'clock. Many friends extend good wish'
es to the pretty bride and ber fortunate busband.
She is one of tbe most popular young
ladles In Due West, and she will brighten a
new home In Laurens county.
Mr. J. Allen Smith, received Information
yesterday tbat bis cord wood at the Poor
House was on Are. He hurried out there to
ftbd tbe Are extinguished by neighbors. He
has about 91,000 worth of wood cut and piled
Mrs. Mlnter Is quite sick In North Carolina.
Mr. Mlnter was summoned by telegraph several
days ago.
A Bed-Haired Chinaman.
Chinatown boasts of a great rarity
in a full-blooded Chinese, who is
probably the only red-haired cne on
the face of the earth. And what is
more, the Chinese has a light com.
plexion and blue eyes, and he is crosseyed.
Mish Go, as is the freak's name, was
' born in China, of Chinese parents,
about thirty years ago and came to San
Francisco about a year ago. He is
shunned and disliked by the great ma,
joritv of his countrymeu."
"Sheep-eye" is one of the nicknames
applied to him, because, from a Chinese
standpoint, bis eyes resemble those
of a sheep more than those of a human
being. Mish Go lives in one of the
dens of Spofford alley and is never
? seen iu close association with other
citizens of Chinatown, excentinir whe-n
he goes to certain stores to dispose of
cheap trinkets, by which means he acquies
a living.
The reason of the Chinese being held
in such disfavor was explained by
Wong Woh, a fortune teller, who
daily occupies a portion of the sidev
walk on Washington street above Dupent.
. "Very many years ago," lie said,
"there was another red headed Chinaman
in China. He lived there so long
ago that no one now living had ever
seen him. Chew Fut was his name
and he was tall and fair of complexion.
From some cause not pleasing
in the eyes of one of the numerous
gods, Chew Fut was known of all
over North China, where he lived and
grew to manhood.
"One day it was disclosed to a few of
the faithful that this particular Chin'
ese with the red hair must die. But it
wna not exnlainetl hv the rieitv whv.
.It is not known to this day why the
order was disobeyed, for no steps were
taken to end the life of Chew * ut, and
so a fearful vengeance was wreaked
on the people. A terrible earthquake
occurred and the waters of the sea
overflowed the land, engulfing thousands
' of inhabitants, who were
carried out to sea by the receeding
waters and drowned.
"The red-haired Chinese was lost at
tt\e same time and, it is belived, was
transported direct to the infernal regions,
where he must always suffer
fearful torture."?San Francisco Examiner.
It is a remarkable fact that people
who hate the Bible are not anxious
to go where the bible is not known.
"Be lovable; so live as to win converts
to vour Master." Every Chris
tian is, or ought to be, a representative
of Jesus Christ before the world.
He has been well styled "the world's
Bible"?and is about the only Bible
* that thousands ever look at.
The desire to say some great tiiiog
has prevented the utterance of many
a wholesome word, and anxiety to accomplish
some wonderful work has
crushed in the bud many an humble
deed of exceeding grace and sweetness.
No good deed, no genuine sacrifice,
is ever wasted. If there be good in it,
God will use it for nis own holy purposes;
and whatever of iguorance, or
weakness, or mistake was mingled
with it it will drop away, as the with
rtivk/J cztriolci *1 rnn IIIVRV W'hpn Ihp fill] I
flower has blown.
There is scarcely anything we need
to have repeated more frequently than
tills,1 Be still and know that I am
God." There is so much worry and
bustle ; so much feverish excitement;
so many domestic duties: such a strain
and stress of business that we find no
time for self-repose. ''Be still" for
awhile, troubled soul, and listen to the
voice of Him who says, "I will give
you rest." "Learn of me, and ye
shall And rest to your soul." And I
when that rest comes there will be an
interior stillness which will refresh ,
every part of your nature. Try it)
once and you will want to try ii again.
-Christian Witness.
The Home Rule Dill Described.
Judging from all the reports received
jon this side of the ocean, it is a marvel
|of political skill and seems to have
I consolidated Gladstone's rather motley
crowd of supportes into a united majority.
At least this is tiue of all but
the hatidfull of Parnellites. Their organ
in Dublin criticises the bill severely,
and their position when the test
comes may still lie a matter of doubt.
In brief the bill proposes to constitute
in Ireland an Irish Parliament to consist
of a legislative Assembly and a legsilative
Council. The Assembly is to
consist of 103 members elected by popular
vote. The Council is to cousistof
4S members elected by those who own sj
land which is assessed at a rent-value je
of at least $100 a year. These two ti
houses tire to have jurisdiction in all [j
matters pertaining to Irish affairs as
distinct from affairs pertaining to the j.
Imperial Government. Jf the As- t|
sembly passes a bill which the Council
defeats, the Assembly can again, ^
after lapse of two years, or after a dis- j,
solution of Parliament pass it and if
the Council again defeats it, the two ^
bodies must meet together and by \}
joint vote decide the measure. A ^
Viceroy is to be appointed by the 2s
Queen's Government to rule over Ire- q,
land in about the same nominal way
in which the Governor-General rules ?
over Canada, or the Queen herself st
rules over Great Britain. That is, he ^
is to appoiut a cabinet which is to be ^
responsible to Parliament and which
goes out of business when Parliament al
votes a lack of confidence. All money
measures must originate in the Assembly,
so that the Viceroy aud his a,
cabinet are dependent, upon the will of y(
the Assembly for the means wherewith
to carry on auy government. For the iSt)
tlrst six years the Imperial Government
is to appoiut the judges in Ire- ni
land, but the Irish Assembly is to fix '
their pay. After six years the Vice- V(
roy's Cabinet will appoint the judges,
There are various constitutional re- 0,
strictions designed to secure religious
freedom, to insure public education aud
to guard personal rights.
In addition, Ireland is to send 80 y(
representatives to the Imperial Par- ^
liament at Westminster. '1 he powers
of those 80 members is the critical
point in the bill. They are, in RC
principel to vote on imperial
matters only, but not no matters a!.
pertaining only to great Britain. But
these Irish members must participate }?
in any vote of confidence, and by this
means they may hold a balance of
power, which may prove decisive even 8a
on British affairs. For instance, if a jj
majority of British members were
desirous to prevent a certain measure
from passing, they could move a vqte
of lack of confidence, and the 80 Irish w
members might, by voting with the D
minority, turn out the miuistry. As u
they have that power uow, however, jc
and as the opponents of Home Iiule ?|
insist on retaining Irish representa- tl
lives in the Imperial Parliament, and gc
as any British minority that resorted, Hi
on a measure pertaining to Great Bri- ?f
tain only, to the aid of the Irish mem- re
hers in this way would be very apt to fu
incur immediate uupopularity, the dan- gi
gerat this point is theoretical rather to
than real. The Grand Old Man has a fl<
majority of about 40 back of him.
May he succeed in crowning his mar
velous career with the success of this at
bill and may he then follow it up with pi
the success of the local veto bill, which or
according to the Liberal rally at Man- h<
Chester, stands next on the program, w
?The Voice. tii
, , cc
"lifvine in the Air/'
"Living in the air," is sometimes sl<
the surest and only way of keeping on
out of the mud. In a certain sense we ?
all live iu the air, but some at much st(
higher altitudes that others. The wj
daily routine in evsry life becomes mo- x
notonous, aunoyances creep in, vexa- sh
tions arise, trials thicken, dangers
threaten. Happy he who has a secret
chamber in the air, into yhich he may ev
rise, and for a time escape into peace oh
and rest ! To thousands the Chau- yo
tauqua Course has afforded this asy- 1
lum, and they have forgotten their no
griefs and cares and sordid troubles tal
while studying art, literature, history,
and science.
The habit once formed of retreating ,
daily to this abode iu the air for refreshment
aivd recreation caunot eas- ,J
:t.. rri.o. or...I
IIJ UC laiu aoiuc. 1 uv 0*'U1 huu^vio
for nutriment, and will not be denied. J*
But bow often must this nutriment be
taken in secret, because of lack of . 1
sympathy in one's associates. We ^
annot afford to wear our hearts on our
leeves for daws to peek at. And so .
we have to keep our happy secret to ^
ourselves, when we would gladly share
it with others.
Perhaps biography appeals to as !
large a class of readers as any depart- m<
meut in literature. Jsot to be envied nlj
is the person who ean read the life of iiij
a great man or woman and not be inspired.
eunobled by it. The first taste
we i ad of this was in reading the life ?
of Mrs. Hemans, by her sister, years
and years ago. The ledium of dishwashing
for a family of twelve was as
though it were not. The incessant ne
calls of younger children (for an itin- de
erant couldn't then afford to hire a rif
nurse) were met with serene patince
; we breathed enchanted air, and :
resolved that some noble life should
ever be at hand for perusal, to "charm i"
pained steps over the burnt soil" of '
daily (lull routine and lift the soul ^*
into unclouded sunshine. And we
have "lived in the air" ever since, '
though bearing as much care and toil all
as falls to the common lot. And so we wl
can heartily recommend to everyone ou
to have a retreat of like sort where the or
soul may find rest. ,
Tbe Stormy Petrel** Knilurnnce. ?d
During a recent trip across the Atlantic
the passengers on one steamer *0(
had a vivid illustration of the endur- __(
ance of the stormy petrel. Shortly j?
after the ship left the Irish coasts two a
or three of these birds were sighted at
the stern of the ship. One had been
caught at some previous tiiue, and its ]
captor tied a bit of red flannel or rib- Gc
bon round its neck and let it go. The
bit of red made the bird very con- ,
spicious, and it could be easily indentitied.
That bird, with other* that ]
could not be so easily distinguished, a i
followed the ship clear across the
ocean. Rarely, during the day time :
of Innut tl-tiu it nllt of ui.riit if f..* Wl
au hour or two it was lost to view [
while feeding on the refuse east over- nis
board, it soon reappeared, and the last 'j
seen of it was within a few miles of |,j?
Sandy Hook, when it disappeared,
perhaps to follow some outward-bound (
steamer back to Ireland. When the ch;
fact is considered that the ship, day rj
and night, went an average speed of foe
nearly twenty miles au hour, the feat
performed by the daring traveler can fJ
be better appreciated. When or how det
it rested is inexplicable.?.St. Louis j
(?lobe-Democrat. uo
No matter how God warns the sin- eit
tier, he always does it in love. ace
Every day of one's life is full of a
most impressive experience. blu
Do you ever displease Jesus by u^e
ttanding idle in His vineyard? ' 0f
Watching- the Tongue.
Keep 11 watch on your words, my children,
For words arc woudcrful things;
They arc swept like the bees' fresh honey?
Like bees, they haro terrible stinirs;
They can bless like the warm, glad sunshine.
And brighten ths lonely life;
They can cut in the strife of anser?
Yes, cut like a two-edged knife.
L'-t them pass through yetir litis unchallenged
If tbelr errand be true and kltid-?
If they come to support the weary,
To comfort and help the blind;
If a bitter, revengeful spirit
Prompt the vimli, let them be unsaid;
They may flush threugh the brain like lightning,
Or fail on the heart llktflead.
Ilou slio Kufw.
Nat and Kitty were looking for
lells: they hud earned many a bright
n-cent piece hy wading out beyond
le reefs for unbroken shells, which
le folks at the big hotel were glad to
uy. These ten-cent pieces were
rowing into a pile at the bottom of
le pewter tea-pot, and they meant
:>??d, warm winter clothes after the
otel was shut up and the city folks
ad gone home.
But to day they had found someling
besides shells: a grey and white
ird with a long curved beak lay on
le sand, dead, with a hole iu its bead,
.at looked at the feathered body curiiisly,
Kitty pitifully.
"Kit," said" the boy, suddenly,
when you die you're going to look
ist like that. How does anybody
now there's any more of us than of a
ird?auy soul, I mean?"
"La! Nat, what a curions boy you
re!" exclaimed Kitty, with a little
dver; "how should I know?"
But Nat picked up the dead bird,
id carried bird and question to the
oung lady at the hotel who had been
aching a little Sunday school on the
"How did she know there was any
io:-e to him than to a bird?"
"Nat," said Miss Effle, "suppose
ha'l been shot, and were lying on
te sands, and this bird had passed
/er you; would it have stopped to pity
"I guess not," said the boy.
"Would it have wondered who t-hot
iu, and whether you had gone to
"No, not likely."
' Well, then, little boy, you find
imething in you that can love and
ite and be sorry and wonder and
ik questions, that the bird did not
nve. That's the part of you that God
us another home for when his body
oine dies."
Nat and Kitty buried the bird in the
tnd but the lady's words lived on in
ttle Nat's Mind.?Sunbeam.
Verbenas arirrhinums aud zinnias
ill decay if given too much water.
0 not lose patience and begin to stir
p the soil if the seeds do not come up
ist when you pxpect them; they are
rten a little slow about starting when
le weather is cold. It is better to
>w only a part of each packet the
rst time, then if they do not grow
'lera reasonable period put in the
ist, first studying the directions careilly.
Do not allow the plants to
*ow too large before removing them
1 their permanent quarters in the
Dwer beds.
Never try to wear a shoe too
nail, or that does not fit when first!
it on. Never let your shoe get hard
dry. Do not let it run down at the
?el or the side. Never wear into the
elt or insole. A shoe repaired In
me will retain its shape and afford
inifort, atid will be found true econ^
ny. Never put wet shoes by the fire
dry, but dry them gradually and
:>wly. Never dry a wet shoe withit
first applying some oil and grease
castor oil or tallow is the best. The
pam generated in a wet boot or shoe
ill scald it and cause it to crack,
ever try on or handle a pateut leather
oe when cold.
iaid a mother to a little girl who
ideutly objected to seeing another
ild petted, "Why, Sadie, I believe
u're jealous!''
"No, inuinma," she replied, "I'm
t jealous, but I don't feel comforDle."
In a Sunday-school cluss the teacher
ked who was the first man. "Adam,"
plied the small boy. "And who was
e first woman?" she nsked a little
*1. The child hesitated for a minute.
.1 then her face brightened,
ladani!" she sung out, and the
icher nadn't tne lieart lo correct ,
If you lose your soul it will not be
cause there are hypocrites in the ,
urch, but because there is sin in
ur own heart.
Do not forget a kind word to each '
ember of the family on parting at
ght, or a pleasant greeting on tneetg
in the morning.
Do you desire to be almost tlways
liable and in good humor? Then be
peace always with God and with
Duly and place are inseparably concted.
It is not enough to earnestly
sire to do right; we must be in the
jlit place to do it.
Patience and perseverance coupled
th faith in God,will accomplish anying
that ought to be done. Faithful
rvice to God will surely have its reird.
Let His children work on in
th and hope.
The matter of trusting Christ to do
[ things for us is not something
jich conies to any of us spontaneisly.
It comes by persistent effort
i our part.
Tne readers of the Advocate, as well
the Church generally, will be griev*
to learn of the comnlete prostration
our venerable senior editor, D.r. Mclally.
He has been confined to his
did for several weeks and suffers
eatly at times. The Doctor is now
his eighty-fourth year.?St. Louis
i vocate.
Receive each trial as sent from
Comparisons are only odius when i
u don't compare well.
Many a woman who cannot drive
mil or a horse can drive a man.
Keep a close eye on the man who
il'e is afraid to ask him for money. ]
riieonly thing we can lose that will
ike us poor is faith in God. *
Phe true servant of God always gets }
i pay in advance.
jSod will not go where his humblest '
ild is not welcome.
I'he Christian home is as great a
: ?s the devil has on earth. (
I he only true riches are those that
ith cannot take from us.
veep praise alive and there will be t
lack of joy iu the heart.
)ue of two things is true. We (
her give according to our means, or
sordiug to our meanness.
'he Jied Sea is for the most part i
ie. It gets its name from the tact t
& portions of it are covered by min- t
! animalcuhe, which dye the surface g
the water red where they float. s
A Winced Peonj.
One day, two years ago, a little German
boy saw a pretty sight. He was
011 the way, with his father and his
friend, to visit a famous cavern not far
from the banks of the river Elbe. It
was a beautiful day. There had been
a thunder storm and a shower, and
now the sky was blue, the sun shone,
the air was fresh, and everythigsparkled.
While the two men walked along
in the green meadows, the little boy
ran up the hills. He felt like a little
colt and he "kicked up his heels" and
he rolled over and over aud he laughed
and he sang. In fact, the little
German boy behaved for all the world
like a jolly little American boy.
All at once he came back in haste.
?t ?ia l.~ ?,5?K rvit
I "VjUIIJ*?, Sill li UCt UUII1U mtu ?*?*
quick! There is a daisy at the top ci
the hill, and six or eight ^butterfliet
are sitting ou the crown of the flower
Come quick! It looks like a winged
The men went to the top of the hill
aud at the top they saw a greatf golden
colored peony-like flower. It was u
daisy, as the boy had said, aud on il
sat ten butterflies, while another was
flying and fluttering about the gorge
ions croup. While they stood ther(
this butterfly alighted among tlx
The thunder storm had probablj
lamed their wings and made them toe
stupid to fly away, and they bac
sought the daisy as a support.
Oue of the men, who was a natural
1st, cut the stalk and carried the daisj
iu his hand all the way to the cave
The butterflies fluttered sometimes
but still clung to the flower: and then
they sat until the naturalist had mad<
a picture in his sketch book of tne liv
ing "butterfly peony."
The little boy was an insect collector
and his eyes had been trained to noAn
oil Ot/loQ U'hon ll?
UUC CVCIJIUIU^ UU ? ! OI uvu nov?
was out for a walk. I know dozen!
and dozens of Utile boys who would
not have noticed this pretty sight.Sophie
Scissors, in Little Men anc
Do It Now.
This is for you, boys and girls, I
is a bad habit?the habit of putting oft'
If you have something that you an
to do, do it now, then it will be done
That is one advantage. If you put i
off very likely you will forget it anc
not do it at all. Or else?what, fo:
you, is almost as bad?you will no
forget, but keep thinking of it an<
dreadiug it, ana so, as it were, b<
doing ij all the time. "The valian
never taste death but once"; never bu
once do the alert and active have thei
work to do. ~
I once read of a boy that drooped s<
{in health that his mother thought sh<
! must have the doctor to see him. Th?
[doctor could find nothing the maltc
; with the boy. But there the fact was
he was pining away, losing his appe
lite, creeping about languidly, and hii
mother was distnssea. The docto:
"What does your sou do? Has h<
any work?"
"No; he has only to bring a pail o
water everyday from the spring. Bu
that he dreads all day long, and doei
not bring it until dark."
"Have him bring ii the first thing ii
the morning," was the doctor's pres
The mother tried it and the boy go
well. Putting it off makes the
prey on the boy's mind. "Doing ii
now" relieved him.
Boys and girls, do it now.
Potatoes* n<t a Main Crop:
The occasional profitableness 01
wellgrown potato crops often leadt
farmers to plan how they may devott
most of their land to this crop. Nc
oue ever succeeds in doing this. The
potato is so successfully grown on n
clover ley with .very little manure,
thai the farmer who depends entirely
on purchased fertilizers cannot hope
to compete. The potato crop helps
little towards making manure. The
refuse or smalj potatoes may be fed
during fall or winter, but are of little
value to make manure. Depending
mainly on clover as a fertilizer, two
thirds of the time this clover must
occupy the land if it grow enough to
be worth much as green manure.?
Boston Cultivator.
Healthfulness of Fruit.?Fruit need
not be considered a luxury while
apples are in the market; aud they
possess nourishing ami medicinal properties
of no mean order. This is not
a new statement, but it is one that will
bear repeating. It has beeu said, with
a good deal of force, that a truth ha*
to be proclaimed seven huudred times
in the English parliament before the
least attention is paid to it. It is
known among editors, as it is among
advertisers, that a similar rule prevails
with respect to what is published in
the newspapers. A raw, mellow
apple is ordinarily digested in an
hour and a half, while a boiled cabbage
requires five hours ; and again on
authority, "apples if eaten with
breakfast, omitting meals for the time,
have an admirable effect on the system,
removing iudigestion, correcting
the acidities of the stomach and cooling
every part of the body."
To Make Potatoes Mealy.?Mealy
potatoes are more nutritious than waxy
ones, because they contain morejstarch.
A microscope shows a potatoe to be
almost entirely composed of cells,
which are sometimes tilled and sometimes
contain clusters of beautiful
little oval grains. Kow, these little
grains remain unchanged when cold,
but when heated iu warm water to
the degree that melt* wax, they dispolve
in It, the whole becoming jelly.
If there is not a great quantity of
starch in the cells it will not burst,
but if the number of grains or their
size be very great, the potato is broken
on all sides by the explosion of the
jelly in the cells, and mealiness is
produced. To ensure mealy potatoes
peel them and put them in boiling
water: as soon as they are done drain
them, cover them closely and set
them near the fire for five minutes.
New York World.
Helpful Stijf?e*tlon.
If you tire impatient, sit down quietly
and have a talk with Job.
If you are just a little strong-headed,
;o to see Moses.
If you are getting weak-kneed, take
i look at Elijah.
If there is no song in your heart, lisen
to David.
If you are getting sordid, spend
iwhile with Isuiah.
If you feel chilly, get the beloved
liseiple to put his arms around you.
If your faith is below par, read Paul.
If you are getting lazy, wateb James.
If unit or.i l/iuiiur Mlcrlif nf til A flit lirp
Jl JUU -- - I
tlimb up to Revelation and get a
rliuipseof the promised land.? Golden
It is better to begin life on Indian
ileal puddingand suit codfish and rise
o roast heef and mince pie than to
tegin on roast beef and mince pie and
;et down to Indian meal pudding and
alt codfish.
MrN.Tnrner'n Thanksjf I vlnjr 'Dinner*
It's clear there is to be no ThanksRiving
for us this year!" grumbled Joe
Turner, as lie stood in the woodshed
back of the hou^e, and gave an unoffending
saw-horse a spiteful kick. *
"It's just our luck! I can't see
why some people have everything and
others just nothing at all!" And there
was an answering grumble in Dick's
| sullen voice,"while he threw the sticks
of wood he was piling on his own arm
with a force that hurt no one but him1
The two bovs had been up to the big
house on the hill where 'Squire Mar|
vin lived, to take home the fine
laundry work their mother, did each
week for pretty Mrs. Marvin, and it
( was what they had seen there in con:
trast with what they knew co be the
stale of affairs at home which gave
5 rise to their present enviou3 misery,
j At 'Squire Marvin's, a great dinner,
luxurious enough to make everybody
, feel uncomfortable after it was over,
was as much a nart of Thanksgiving
as November wan a part of the year;
L and while waiting to have their basket
emptied they had seen the prepar5
ations for it, and smelt them too, with
a boy's been appreciation of superior
; cooking, and they knew that at home
; all that was being got ready for that
Important dinner was a chicken that
would have to be stewed, because it
! was too old to roast, and a solitary pie
1 made of dried fruit.
They had gone in at a side gale, and
around to the kitchen door, and had
7 seen no one but the cook and the house
girl. They did not know that upstairs
' in the beautiful chamber the angel ol
I death was hovering over the silent bed
5 where lay the unconscious mistress ol
this lovely house: laid there in a single
moment from the flush of health b.v
' an accident that might have occured
to any one of us; did not know that
! her two boys, almost their own ages,
,3 had been called from their boyish ap1
preciatlon of to-morrow's feast tr.
| stand with a terrible, terrible sense ol
1 loneliness and look into the face wbicli
answered them not. The cook was
still busy with her viands, thougli
with little interest in her work, and
t the housemaid bad taken the full
basket and handed it back empty as
1 silently again.
So the boys went on grumbliug be
I cause turkeys are more expensive than
J old chickens, and dried fruit cost less
r than mincemeat, nor stopped to guest
t how much of self-denial even these
j unaccustomed luxuries had cost theii
faithful mother.
j: Joe was fast asleep that night, anc
t Dick was well along on the road U
dreamland when their mother enter
ed their bed-room. She stooped down
.j and kissed them, but very softly, foi
B fear of disturbing their slumber.
"Dear boys!" she said scarcely con
' scious that she spoke aloud. "IIom
mother wishes she could give yot
everything your hearts desire! Bui
" after all"?this alter a raoment'i
silence?" 'A man's life consisteth nol
in the abundance of the thiugs he pos
a sesseth." Then she knelt by theii
' bedside and prayed as only a mothei
f can prav for her children.
t And Dick heard it all.
The next morning he and Joe talked
together for a while out in the wood
shed again, but instead of suller
grumbling there were low, short tender
sentences, and afterwards it waf
, noticed that their eyes looked dewy.
It was just as they were sitting dowc
t to dinner that news came of Mr.-,
Marvin's departure to the other world
"Poor, poorbojs!" said Mrs. Turner
"And I said only yesterday that
they had everything, and we nothf
ing, to be thankful for," said Joe, the
' tears overleaping their bounds.
"Mother, 1 never thanked God for
? anything in ray .life as I do at this
moment that we have you yet." He
i finished with both arms around her
i neck.
"Dinners are all very well," remarkt
ed Dick, struggling for poseasion from
i the other ?ide, "but they don't make
1 Thanksgiving."
Dear young friends, which hive
you been doing, really thanking God
for the best of blessings which he hns
given you, or looking longingly at
unattainable things which he sees is
best for you not to have, and falsely
imagining that a man's life consisteth
in the abundauce of the thiugs which
he posesseth.?The Sunlight
Blaine on Prohibition.?1 can and
do, from my own personal observa"?
? 1? -a? .i.-.i ii..
won, uunesiuuiugi^ uuiiixj iuai mc
consumption of intoxicating liouors
in Maine is not to-day oue-fourth as
great as it wus twenty years ago : that
in the country portions of tne State
the sale and use have almost entirely
ceased; that the law of itself, under a
vigorous enforcement of its provisions',
has created a temperance sentimeut
which is marvelous, to which opposition
is powerless. In my opinifJn, our
remarkable Tewperauce Reform of today
is the legitimate child of the law.
?National Temperance Advocate.
It is not enough to have great qualities;
we should also have the management
of them.
The cross word should never be
formed by the lips, and the wry face
should never be formed by the heart.
We do highest honor to all great
souls, "not by following them, but by
following what they have followed."
Dress Goods
Call early and secure some of
their rich novelties before they go.
Arriving Almost Daily.
# SStojp, Rea
\ Low Prices &
IWM." E.
J Has been doing the largest bn
J ever done, LOW PRICES and fi
the work. We sell nothing bul
i ^ prices. Our Millinery trade has i
4 we have been in business. Our
^ large city trade, having been in P
^ Washington, D. C.^ She andersta
| J in all of its branches. We have
^ train. Thfi vary latest thi
I Paris, Hew York ;
! 5 DRESS GOODS in all the m
' J Trimmings to match every shad*
? SUMMEB SILKS at 25c. pei
J a bargain you only find once in a 1
J BLACK SILKS in the very
, J see our $1 Silk. You can't fie
\ J York for $1.25.
i ? Do you want a SILK WAIST
' ^ a beautiful line of Silks to make 1
i"^ Our White Goods department
, # We have everything you need froi
. ? Ginghams, Seersuckers, Crepon
; W ings. We have a fall line at ver
>] # Silk Finish Foulards. Frenoh
r w gees in beautiful colors and figur<
, 4 Dress don't fail to see these goods
? ^ Percales and Linen Chambraj
I 0 figures. You cant find anything
p J Shirt Waists.
- J Full line of Table Linens, (
| J Towels. The largest Towel in th
\ J Over 75 dozen SILK MITTS
t C' finish Gloves guaranteed not to ri]
If Want th
^ and I expect to have it, if good go
W complish anything. I am here
'f competition oh the same olass of {
1 ^ Thanking the Ladies for pasl
i 4 you all this season, I remain Y
j W. E3.
9 P. S.?Will be ylnd to *end Snmple
I ===========
An officer in the Navy of the Unit-1
ed States is now undergiong a season | ,,
of affliction on account of his unruly .
tongue. When an important issue be- p.*'
tween this country and Great Britain "
' was pending, he, being in position to
know the merits ot the ease, declared |
that England was in the right, f !
and said some things which- em- /
barrassed the administration. For .
this offense he has been disciplined by the
authorities. The tongue has ,
brought many into trouble. Too a,fi
much talk otten disturbs the peace of
the church. A minister has been ca',<
known to injure his brethren, embar- '
rass them in their work, ana involve ^
them iu difficulties with their cougre- '
gatious by too free a use of his tongue, y
ome have embarrassed themselves by '
' 1 - - ? ? ? ? ?!* /\t\S nmrio HOD
UUKIIlg KIU III UCUi mau; vr(r.u.v,Uo. .. ought
not to be expressed ; many 1.
feelings should be smothered In the re!y
bosom where tney were born. "Seta' ,
watch, 0 Lord, before my mouth ;'8ma
keep the door of my lips," is a good I
prayer to offer every morning.?New I
York Christian Advocate.
_ 11
"It is born in me" is a current apol-, a?ai
ogy for all form of weakness and 8llc']
wickedness. One is too slender, or too' ."'e '
short; he is too nervoue. or too phlegniatic
; he has special difficulty iu con-,
trolling his appetites, because theyjat "
are.in some way constitutional with,'10111
him. He may be expected to lead a i vva|'r
correct life when nis constitution, or a!ld
nis birthright of evil, is not in the
way : but for these he pleads himself;88,1
excusable. But his tendency to sin,'8"011
was born in him as in everyone. 'oul
And it was in order these special con-jcann
stitiitional weaknesses of his, that the |?f'01
Christ was born into the world. It! ?te"
was for the conntitutional moral j |l'e?
disease that the divine human remedy j18 a.fi
was designed and offered, without i areJ'
price.?S. S. Times. I heal1
! Po
Most exhorters implore you to keep j jjl(je
out. But ibere are ruts which ?*eifrajj
should never leave. Here are some of ;after
them : Systematic study of th* Bible; j fajje(
daily prayer; thinking pure thoughts ; ?.
speaking kind words; helpiug thejjjjg^
helpleas; cordiality to the poor and' yu
etrangers at church; standing by thefbluni
pastor; regular attendance at church:i uj,
always at the pray meeting: classjwjt|,
meetings, too: giving all you can fo back'
church benevoleuce: reading church j UDlji
paper: keeping patient and cheery ;' br0k<
living religion at home, steering! ??pj
straight for heaven, taking everybody 1 knew
along who will go.?Sydney Advocate. y0? ^
^ Bu
and t
Comfort for <ioo?l WlveH. "g|
mother foldsitlamc
I i'lclllj IX WIOWUIU^VM ?
her tired hands at night, and feel.s as Th<
if she had, after all, done nothing, al-1ciirlei
though she bus not spent an idle mo-1 brace
ment since she rose. Is it nothing I UI'd j
that your little helpless children have Tin
had some one to come to with all their s'st t'
childish giiefs and joys? Is it nothing peise<
that your husband feels ''safe," when us to i
he is away at business, because your versai
careful hand directs everything at er thu
home? Is it nothing, when his business
is over, that he lias the blessed'
rel'uge of home, which you have that
day done your best to brighten and re- . ,)V
fine? Oh, weary and fa thful mother, 1,1
you little know your power when you Pov;tM
say: "I have done nothing." There ,s Kov
is a book iu which a fairer record than j^ed
this written over against your name.? love.
Ledger. Jcapab
Big Trade. |
Lsiness this Spring he has J
rst class goods have done 5
* 1 ^ -11 -j. t 69
J ine Desij ana sen at iow ^
rorpassed any season since ^
Milliner has trimmed for 4)
hiladelphia, Baltimore and f
ads the Millinery business ^
Millinery arriving on ev- J
ng from ^
md Baltimore. 5
ew shades and FabriqueB. ^
yard, worth 45o. This is J
ife timer J
best brands. Yon should \
id a better quality in New J
1 ? We have them, Also \
them. ^
was never more complete. T
a a5c Lawn to a fine Mull, #
Oloth and Columbian Suit- ^
f low prices. W
Mulls and Shontong Pon- t
38. If you want a Wash ^
r in beautiful stripes and J
; better than a Percales for j
Jurtain Goods, Doylies and J
e county for 25c. J
J and GLOVES. Linen ?
ods and low nrices will ac- Wl
to sell goods and meet any ^
roods. 0
; favors, and hoping to see r
ours Very Respeotfully, 4
BELL.. #
s to any addreMi. W. E. B. '' V
- *.
The Religion* Paper.
J recently read the following:
A good religious paper "makes
istians more intelligent.
As knowledge is power it makes
n more useful.
It leads to a better understanding
be Scriptures.
It increases interest in the spread
he gospel.
11 places weapons in the hands of
o defend the truth.
It affords a channel of communion
between brethren.
It throws light upon obscure
jtions of practical interest.
It cultivates a taste for reading
ng parents and children.
It awakens interest for the salvaof
It gives the more important carnews
of general interest.
. AH this is furnished at a very v
11 cost compared with its value.
For the Boys.
would have no dealings with to0
in any form if I were a boy
q. My friend Pipes tells me he is
a martyr to ciger boxes that his
sa burden. The habit oi smokhas
become Mich a tyrant over
that he carries a tobocco bowsprit
is damp, discolored'lips at every
of the day, and he begs me to
1 all the boys of my acquaintance,
to say to them emphatically,
it learn to smoke!" He tells me,
r that his head is sometimes in
a dizzy whirl, and his brain so
from long habits of smoking be
ot break off, that he is compelled
rego much that is pleasant in exce,
and lives a tobacco-tortured
rom year to j*ear. Poor Pipes! he
ad warning to young fellows who
jst learniug touse the dirty unihy
weed.?S. S. Evangelist.
wkr of Lovi:.?Once there was a
piece of irou which looked very
rprt 11 v verv strons. One
another had'tried to brealk it but
II master it," said the axe; and
lows fell heavily on tne iron,
t every blow made his edge more
t, until it ceased to strike.
eave it to me," said the saw ; and
his relentless teeth, he worked
kvard and forward on its surface
they were all worn down ; and
?n he fell aside.
a. ha!" said the hammer, "I
you wouldn't succeed. I'll show
he way."
t a fierce blow, off flew his head,
lie iron remained s before.
iall I try?'' asked the small, soft
?y all despised the flame; but he
I ceutlv around the iron, em
(1 it, and never left, until it melted
r his irresistible influence.
?re are hearts hard enough to rele
force of wrath, the malice of
ution and the fury of pride, so
make their acts recoil ou their adies
; but there is a power stronglu
any of these ; hard, indeed is
art that can resist love.
e is the great governing power
! spiritual realm. It is the only
that can govern spirita. Matter
erued by force, but spirit if govat
all must be governed by
It is only a free agent who in
le of moral government.

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