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The Abbeville Press and Banner. BY HUGH WILSON. ABBEVILLE, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1894. ESTABLISHED 1844 mitraMM u clinton, laurens co., s. c. Healthful location, soo feet above ???. Mitral influences. Strictly prohibition town. Pious community. Classical, Scientific and business coumeH. Good preparatory cliool. Total expenses, $120 to 5140. Write for catalogue. REV. E. C. MURRAY, President. August 1,1891. SMOKE For Sale Only by P. B. SPEED. w R WFKH VI 1 Va II Stone Cutter and Quarryman, Quarry P. 0., S. C. 18 prepared to All all kinds of orders on short notice for first ciawf granite of every description, either rough or dressed. All granite delivered on board cars. Prices given on application. Work euaran teed to be satisfactory. rOct. 26,1893,12m " J. H. COTliRAN L. W. PERRIN -T. P. COTHRAN.COTHRAN, PERRIN & COTHRAN Attorneys at Law. Abbeville. S. C. Mop State Normal College COLUMBIA, S. C. OPEN to white girls over 17. Session begins September 2G. Graduates secure good positions. Each county gives two scholar ships?one worth $150 a session and one of free tuition. First scholarships now vacant In counties of Abbeville, Aiken, Anderson, Barnwell, Beaufort. Charleston, Clarendon, Chester, Chesterfield. Florence, Greenville, Georgetown,Hampton,Horry,Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Lexington, dewberry, Oconee, Orangeburg, Pickens, Richland, Sumter, Spartanburg, York. Competitive examination July 17 at Court House of eacb county. Address / D. B. JOHNSON. President, Jane 13,1894. Columbia, S. C. TERRA COTTA WELLS PRICES to SUIT the TIMES. IN THE FUTURE I propose to sink the celebrated Terra Cotta Wells at a great rei ductlon in my former price. So parties desiring an everlasting supply of good sparkling water at a low price would do well to confer with me before making otber arrangements, a* I propose to make ft to the interest of all to do so. WATER OR NO PAY-is my motto. I bare In ten years experience standing . testimonials In six counties. Address C. M. CALHOUN, Greenwood, S. C. March 82,1898. tf "THE COURT OP LAST RESORT." Those who have failed to get cured elsewhere of the WHISKEY. OPIUM, MORPHINE and TOBACCO HABITS and NERVOUS EXHAUSTION are Invited to CORRESPOND WITH Ti eii ram P. 0. DRAWER 27, COLUMBIA, S. C. N. B.?TheJCeeley treatment ts admlnls leri'll jo suuiu tmunun uuij ui cuiuiuum. l^j zz; a ,j* ? M S fc g * 2 S S .- SI H g ? CS s i g: ^ - a = rr* * ao c ^ o H t i ;! us I B2 o a? eh c 't i? s ot i i o ^ Si 11 ft a" 7~ I 3S- 5M s * g s r = 1 Ss ? i h U ? I H a i . I rid ?r I |i -s I I SU |H | S ? H I pS 5 MUTUAL fiimfii UTOiiYi a iiniii i Ill MM TIITRITE TO OR CALL on the underslgnet ?? or to the Director of your Townt<hi[ for any information you may ilesire about our plan of Insurance. We Insure your property againBt destruc tion by FffiE, Wl? OS L15BTSIS5, and do so cheaper than any Insurance Com pany In existence. Remember we are prepared to prove to yoi that ours la the Hafest and cheapest plau oi Insurance known. DAVID AIKEN, Agent, Coronaca, S. G. J. FULLER LYON, Pres. Abbeville, S. C. BOARD~DIRECTORS. 8. M. Anderson -Ninety-Six Township J. M. Major Greenwood " P. W. Sullivan Cokesbury " W. B. Acker Donnalds " B. M. Cllnkscales Due Weft " T. L. Haddon Long Cane " J. W. Scott JSmlthville ? E. W. Watson White Hall " Dr. J. D. Neel -Indian Hill " Capt. John Lyon Cedar Spring " C. R. Richie Abbeville " J. E. Wakefield Diamond Hill J. B. Franks Lowndesvllle M George M. Smith Magnolia " March 21,1894.?12mo. | House and Lot for Sale. I OFFER FOR SALE MY HOUSE and LOT oq Moseley Ferry roud la the inwn of Abbeville. Terms easy. Apply to W.S. Colli1 ran, J. Allen Smith, or to me at Greenville, S. C. T. P. COTHRAN. March IS, 1XU3. tf SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE, COLUMBIA, S. C. CESSION begins Sept, 25th. Nine regular ?3 Courses, with Diplomas. Special Courses, with Certificate*. Requirements for admission modified. Board 38 a month. Total necessary expenses lor the year (exclusive of traveling, clothing, and books) from $112 to 8152. Send for Announcement. For lurther Information address the President. JAMES WOODROW. July 18, 1894. W.L.Douclas C1 CUOP 18 THE BEET. <9 llwL NO SQUEAKING. And other specialties for Gentlemen, TjdIIw, Boyi and Hisses are the tBest in the World. See descriptive advertisement which appears In this Take no Smtetitate. Insist on having W. L. DOUGLAS' SHOES, * with name and prlo* stamped on bottom. Sold by A. W, SMITH. DUE WEST Female College, due west, 8. c. This well known institution again offers it* services to the people of Abbeville county. The next collegiate -the thirty-fourth yearwIII begin on the FIRST DAY OF OCTOBER, 18K4. Thorough teaching by experledced and progressive teachers. Send lor catalogue. MRS. L. M. BONNER. Principal. H. E. BONNER, Vice-PrimIpal. July 4,1891, tt oavidsonMlege, DAVIDSON, N. C. * ' ^ ? * ?? * ? - 1 4A 4AA 4 tiiiy-iiigDifl i ear tods m Nine Men in the Faculty, Curricnlnm in lower classes, Higher class: s elective, Three degrees coDferred. Classical, Mathematical, Literary, Scientific, Commercial. Terms reasonable. Send for catalogue. J. B. SHEARER, President. June 27,1894, tf BIGr Clothing Sale! J?OR THE NEXT THIRTY DAYS. PRE PARATORY TO TAKING STOCK, WE WILL OFFER ALL OUR $15, $18, and $20 LIGHT SUITS AT $12.50. ALSO ALL OUR $18, $20, $22 and $25 Clay "Worsteds AT $15.00. This Ir a rar? opportunity to buy CLOTHING at a SACRIFICE. Call at once belore tbe choicest is gone. P. ROSENBERG & CO. BIG JOB LOT PANTS JUST RECEIVED AT $4.30. REGULAR $tt PANTS. July JO, 1894, tf LATIMER'S , SASH, DOOR&BLIND FACTORY Manufacturers of and Dealers In | ALL KINDS OF : 111 ill n Mill, Sash, Doors, Blinds, . TURNED and SCROLL WORK, SHINGLES, Laths, Flooring, Gelling and Siding. Mouldings of aii kinds, estimates furnished and all letters promptly an swered. Get my prices before buying. J. H. LATIMER. Jan 24, ISM, tr A. R. P. Church Directory. Pastor?Rev. F. Y. Pressly. Service every Sabbath at 11.30 a. m. and 7.30 p. ro. Prayer meeting Wednesday night. Sabbath School 10.80 a. ro. Superintendent, F. L. Morrow. All persons arc cordially Invited to attend School Notice. I WILL BE IN MY OFFICE AT Abbeville J for the traosnctlon of business every sAle- | day and every Saturday except the first Sat- i unlays In each montn. W. T. MILLFORD. May 1,1894. School Commissioner. ' Coal! Goal! i Wood! Wood! I A, M. HILL & SONS | HAVE opened a COAL and WOOD YARD aDd are ready to receive your orders 'or ( Winter. Call and get cheapest rates. Terms 1 ?Cash on delivery. July 27,1892, tf I A Complete and Full STOCK OF THE CELEBRATED Metropolitan brand of Miied Faints ? of ? JOHN LUCAS & CO. always on band at the City Drug Store. PRICES IN ONE GALLON CANS by the BlDgle can 51.25. A liberal discount to painters using large quantities. Oct. 25,1893, tf LIVERY! LIMY! i LONG WAST SUPPLIED! We have recently purchased a lot of Nice Driving Horses, and a lot of Fine Top and Open Buggies. Persons wishing any thing (n this line would do well to consult un. CH ARG ES MODERATE. WALLINGFORD & RUSSELL, May 9,1891, tf Caution ! DON'T BUY A LOW GRADE OIL at any price. It smoke*, It has an offensive odor and It is DANGEROUS. Why not bny the BEST when you can get It at the same price ? I will sell you HIPR l>Dllff Ml, I> 11UH IHUUi UILJ (175?) for 15c Per Gallon. i It has no odor, no smoke, can't explode and U unequalled for brilliancy, safety and economy, and Is as white as spring water. Try It a. W. LOMAX. Met Store. What Is being sold there and the price for same. 900 best matches for 5c. A good cedar bucket 10c. Gilt edge shoe polish 20c. A big open and shut fan 5c. Ladles guaze vest, a good one 5c. Gents' linen handkerchiefs 5c. Jelly tumblers 45c a dozen. White ball thread 1c each. Colored ball thread :i for 5c. A goou CIIUWJUK LUUBtnj u i-Mj. Great variety of gents cravat* at prices unheard of betore. Suspender* Id great quantities at rock bottom prices. The very best black hose In town lor 10c. 15 spools slllc floss for 10c. Soap the very best In town for the least money. Other goodsJust as cheap. No space here for them. Look at these prices then come and buy. M. T. COLEMAN. July 11,1891. 1TISMD DOLLARS TO BK QIVKN AWAY AT THE if H im Id order to advertise and bring before the public the stock of goods at the CITY DRUG STORE. EACH PURCHASER WILL BE entitled to choose a present worth 20 CENTS ou each dollar's worth of gooods purchased In tie Drug Store Department from this day until this notice Is withdrawn. PRICES guaranteed to be as LOW as the LOWEST, and all goods as represented. March 8,1898, tf WHAT SHOULD BE TAUGHT, A(l<lre*M or W. A. Lee to (he Teitchern of Ihe Abbeville InNtllnte, Friday Evening, July 25th, 1894. Ladles and Gentleman, my Friends, tbe teachers of Abbeville here present: I have been asked by Prof. McCain to give a ten minutes talk to the teaohers here present, by way or advice and encouragement, but though, I doubt my ability to Interest or Instruct, yet. as a teacher of many, many year* ago, with tbe Intermediate years devoted in part to literature and philosophy, and always a student, I may draw from my past experience, some simple lessons of advice and encouragement, as mv bumble contribution to the exercises of this occasion. And whai in Interesting occasion It has been? It Is a matter of Just pride, that the attendance has been eo large, and that the labors of the instructors have been rewarded with an Interest *o constant and unremitting, and we are sure that they deserve and will receive the thanks if our whole people for their able and earnest work, and that the Institute has set upon Ihls beautiful building thesealof its crowning jlory and attraction, and baptized It with the spirit of earnest work and liberal culture. I will endeavor to maKe the most of my Lime by condensing under a few heads the aurden of my talk. 1st. The Importance of the teachers work. Jan mere ueuny more inipuriami ah uiucr work Is fleeting, time-serving and perishable, out the teacher Is called upon to would the immortal mind, to fit It for duty here, and to mbue It with principles which are . to brighten it in the world to come. Do we always realize the origin And destiny of mind? Read those matchless lines )f the poet Wordsworth : 'Our birth Is but a sleep and a forgetting, The soul that rises with us, our life's star, Hath had elsewhere it setting fVnd cometb from afar, Not in entire forgetfulness, Sot in utter nakedness, But trailing cloudB of glory do we come ?rom God who is our home. Heaven is about us, in our Infancy." 'Those first affections, rnoee shadowy recollections Which be they what they may Vre yet the fountain light of all our day Uphold, cherish and have power to make jur noisy years, seem moments in the being }r the eternal Silence. Truths that wake find perish never. "Though Inland far we be 3ur souls have sight of that Immortal Sea Which brought us hither, 2an In a moment travel thither Vnd see the children sport upon the shore <Vnd hear the mighty waters rolling evermore." It is the chosen work of the teacher to cbersb and keep alive "these first affections" and 'shadowy recollections" ? "this fountain light of all our day." Wbool us parents realize the full measure )f our responsibilities. We water the flowjrs that brighten our homes, we kill the weeds that choke our gardens, we cherish the favorite horse or dog tnat ministers to our use >r pleasure, but bow often do we sutler our < .J .. .nlt.< ... nnh/uHu,) ind ud eared for, aud when they have acjulred tbe habits, to say the least of Idleness ind Insubordination, we turn tbem over to >ur teachers to correct tbe faults wblcb ibould have been guarded against at home. Tbe family home Is the tint and best school ind the mother Is the first and best teacher. She deals with tbe Infant mind when It Is most susceptible, and love brightens the task ind enlivens tbe tedium of tbe work. John ftandoipb, of Roanoke, never forgot the praysrs that blB mother taught him on his knees, ind Philip Doddridge Imbibed the best les ions of Bible lore from tbe Dutch hearth titles, wblcb bis mother explained to him. The teacher takes tbe place of the parent, and It should be with something of tbe parjnt's love, to carry on the good work which las been begun at home; to discipline tbe mind, to brighten tbe moral sense, to leach babits of oruer and sobriety; above all to Iniplre a love or knowledge, a love or tbe trum. i love of tbe beautiful and tbe good. How Important then that the teacher be qualified. How manifold are tbe require* inents that go to make up tbe perfect teacher. The first Important qualification Is knowledge. The master must be above his disci pie In knowledge and In wisdom, and like tbe great Dr. Arnold of Kugby, add dally to his jtores, lest bis mind becomes a stagnant pool. 2. He must have tbe power of imparting knowledge, of making bis knowledge attractive. 3 whilst, he directs the bright minds, he must have patience with the Hiugxish. 4. He must be Impartial and mete out evenhanded Justice to tbe good and the wayward. 5. He must maintain discipline else he 1b but aa "sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal" ?a very apostle of anarchy and disorder?bis school a synonym of all all tbat a school ought not to be. An officer In tbe British Navy was called on to restore order and maintain discipline over one of tbe most rebellious crews In her Mojesty's service, and put In command for that purpose. In a Tew days be enforced perfect discipline. Tbe secret of bis success was in showing tbe crew that be waB but tbe officer of tbe law and that It pained him to Inflict punishment. Sjo of the leacber. 6. The teacher must have the power of Inspiring respect, if not love. How did Dr. Arnold of Kugby, or Dr. Tbornwell of tbe South Carolina College, maintain their wonderful ascendancy, over even the relructory and the disobedient, and earn their love and respect? By showing that they were worthy of It; by an exhibition of the highest wisdom anu learning, ana proving that lo tbe discipline of tbe school they were controlled entirely by a regard for Its best Interest. 7.A teacher must have wide sympathies,must be a seeker or tbe truth and eager to inspire the same love in others. The highest accomplishment of tbe teacher Is to fix the attention of the pupil,aud to do this, it 1b necessary to make tbe subject interesting aud thus to open up tbe tleid of knowledge. Lastly, let us speak of the dlsco'uragments and consolations of the teachers vocation. Let him do tbe best he can, he will often tlnd a poor requital on tbe part of both pupil aud patron. When he has bestowed most labor, he finds no progress lu the pupil aud faultfinding in the parent. To one parent his dia clDllue Is loo lax, and too strict for unother ?one child ban too llltlo to do, another 1? pressed beyond endurance, A teacher must prepare himself for lack of appreciation, waui of sympathy and even misrepresentation. He will tlnd that those complain most, who have less reason to do so.nnd that he who seeks to please everybody will please none. He is or ought be the best Judge ol his own work. Has be experience, has he knowlege, has he a proper conception of his own powers and capabilities, what cares he for tbejudg meat and plandlts ot others, but as an endorsement of bis work, and as a means of extending the sphere of his labors. He hold* himself amenable to criticism, but should (eel self sustaining. And what shall we say of the consolations of the teacher, of those rewards which make amends for all the trials and vexations of the way side. To him Is committed the task of training up the bright minds, which shull preside with womanly irrace and affection over the thousand happy homes of our land, perhaps lend wings to the mind ol some aspiring youth, who shall some day, seek "the applause of listening senates to command," shall hid la the path ot knowledge some pious vouth, who Bhall break tlie bread of life to a famishing people, home enterprising tiller of the soil, some merchant prince, "some mute lnitioriuoB Milton,"some high prlestof nature, some inventive genius, who shall give a new Impetus to the whirlng wheels of Industry; all to share in the busy work of life, and leave the world better that they have lived. Much is the work of the teacher ; to stimulate the thought, that moves the world, to develope all that is best and brightest. The work Is, In itself, its own great reward. Tlifi fV>kf>Hl>iirv District ('ouference was held at Cokesbury, July 12?13. Rev J. B. Campbell, presiding ; Rtvs. J. D. Croutaud A. B. Watson, Secretaries. About fifty members were present. Prof. W. H. Wallace and Revs. S. Lander and J. C. Kilgo delivered addresses on Christian education. Rev. Mr. Campbell of Ihe N. Ga. Conference was present. I. H.' Boulware, J. G. Jenkins, C. V. Hammond and J. It. Bullock, were elected Delegates to the Annual Conference. James Cothran, It. W. Major, J. T. Miller, and J. D. Foster, were elected Reserves. It was decided that the next Conference be held at Cross Hill. Laurens County. The devotions of the Conference were characterized by spirituality. A. Phase of the Death Penalty?He Hanged His Own Father. It was a strange meeting of father and son. The Sheriff's deputies had attended to the details. The trap was set. The procession had moved up the steps to the platform. The Sheriff" stepped from his office, mounted the scaffold with the death warrant in his hand. He read the document in a calm voice, as one would a notice of a Sheriff's sale. "And now, sir," he said, turning to the condemned man. "you are at liberty to speak if there is anything on your mind." The victim of the law had been stoically sullen. Emotion had nevershown itself in his face. Few noticed it, but it seemed as if a tear glistened in his eye then. Addressing himself to the Sheriff', he said, in a suppressed tone : "Won't you snake hands, my boy, before I go ?" The Sheriff did not hear him. or if he did no one could have told It. He was still the business-like executive officer of the county in which he lived; nothing more. "I know I didn't treat you right, the condemned man continued, show* ing a trace of excitement, "nor did your mother either, but a word of comfort to a man that's going to die isn't much. Won't you say something?" Twenty years of battling with the world on his own book bad hardened the Sheriff's heart. Silently he motioned the assistants to buckle the straps, adjust the cap, and fix the noose. Then with steady hand and unwavering countenance he pressed the button.?Washington Spokane Review. Origin of the Word Tee-Total. ?The death of Mr. Joseph Liveeey, a famous speaker and worker among the pioneers of the temperance movement, happily reminds a contemporary, says London Black and White, of the curious derivation of the word 'tee-totalism." Joseph Livesey, albeit a fluent speaker when wound up to bis subject, generally began in a stammering and hesitating fashion, and indeed, suffered in some measure from a natural impediment of speech. From this cause certain peculiarities 01 nis diction led the irreverent jesters of that day to make no little fun out of his allusions to the blesings of t?t? total abstinence. The word became famous; t?t?total was in everybod's mouth, and finally, Id its abbreviated form of tee-total, was gradually introduced into the English language. The old joke is long since dead, the resut of it remains, and bibliographers a thousand years hence will like enough, invent mystic and learned explanations as to its true derivation. "The proof of the puddiDg is in the eating," says a familiar proverb. This is applicable in the case of the following story, for which we are indebted to the Christian Work : A speaker at the meeting of the British and Foreign Bible Society in London recently said he was talking with a gentleman who said, apropos of the Bible : ''It is quite impossible in these days to believe in any book whose authorship iu unknown " He was a mathematl-l cian, so the speaker asked him if the compiler of the multiplication table was known. "No," he said. "Now," replied the speaker, "of course you do not believe iu it." "Oh, yes," said the gentleman, because it works well." "And so does the Bible work well," was the rejoinder. The devil has a great mauy servants. They are all busy and in all places. Some are so vile-looking that one instinctively turns from them in disgust; but some are so sociable, insinuating, and plausible that they almost deceive at times the very elect. Among this latter class are to be found the devil's four chief servants. Here are their uames. "There's No Danger." "Only This Once." "Everybody Does So." "By and By." All four are cheats and liars. They mean to deceive you aud cheat you out of heaven, and they will do it If you listen to them. A good story,says the London Truth, is going the rounds of a Lancashire parson, me reverenu geiuicujaii, uu entering tbe pulpit, announced that the Bishop of Manchester was making a tour of his diocese, and might shortly lie expected to visit his church. He then proceeded, without a pause, to deliver the text: "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary, the Devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, xeeking whom he may devour." (I Peter 5-8.) The great wall of China ha9 beeu carried across rivers, through the deepest valieys, over the highest mountain^ and, in fact, every obstacle that stood it the way of its progress. It is 1,250 milesin length. The total height of tbe wall, including a parapet of 5 feet, is 'AO feet. Its thickness at the base is 'J5 feet and the top 15 feet. The memorial tower which is being erected by the Russians on tbe highest point on the Mount of Olives, at Jerusalem, is already several stories high, and t>ut one more is to be added. It is to be so high that both the Meditefanean and the dead seas can be seen from its top. A bunaua skin lay on a grocer's floor. What are you doing there? asked the scales, peeping over the fdge of the counter. Oh, I'm lying in wait for the grocer. Pshaw, said the scales ; I've been doing that for years. "Ah, parson, I wish I could take my gold with me," said a dying deacon, who was very selfish. "It might melt," was the minister's consoling reply. "Is your rector high church ?" "Oh, yes." "I suppose then he calls sin a moral obliquity?" "Higherthan that. He calls it psychological eccentricity." It would require eight hundred thousand full moons to produce a day as brilliant as one of cloudless sunshine* I I Tbe Key that Unlocked hi* Heart. A kind word has a magic power. Many a person has been turned from wrong to right, from discontent and unhappiness to peace and happiness, by the winning power of kindness. Such was the ex|>erience 'of tbe old man in the following instance : "Sir," said this old man one day to a minister, "would you like to know how 1 was instrumentally led to become a Christian ?" "Yes," replied the minister, I would very much like to know." "Well, sir, I was walking in the street one morning, when I met a bright-eyed boy. The fellow stepped up to me, and, in the most polite manner imaginable, said, 'Please, sir, will you take a tract ? and please, sir, will you read it?' Now, 1 bad always hated tracts, and when anyone offered Uiem to me I generally got angry. But tbat 'please, sir' overcame raeinai morning. I could not say do to that gentlemanly little fellow, with his kind 'please, sir.' No, no; so I took the tract and thanked the hoy. As I had promised him that I would read it, I did read it. By Godrs mercy the reading of that tract led me to see tbat I was a sinner. It was the means of bringing me to Christ. That 'please, sir,' wts the key that unlocked my hard, old heart. When we read about repairing breaks in the ocean cable we naturally are curious to know something about the manner in which operations on severed wires are carried on a mile or two below the surface. In the course.of an article on the subject the New York Sun says that the first work done is to get a series of soundings over a patch of the sea aggregating twenty-flive or thirty square miles. The sounding apparatus consists of an oblong shot of iron, weighing about thirty-two pounds, attached to a pianoforte wire in such a way that, wnen lowered to the bot torn, the shot will jab a small steel tube into the mud, and will then release itself from the wire and allow the sailors to draw up the tube with the mud in it. Tne moment the weight is released the meu on deck stop paying out the wire, and thus, knowiug bow much wire has been run out, they are able to tell the depth. It is an interesting fact that it recently took twenty-foar minutes and ten seconds for the weight of the sounding apparatus to reach bottom in 2,997 fathoms of water. No part of our time is more fraught with responsibility than our leisure hours. Time is money to him whose main purpose is to make money ; but to him whose first aspiration'is to acquire character, time is character. It is in leisure time that one feels the fullest freedom of the will. Our busy times are busy partly by a sort of compulsion of necessity or of habit. We are hardly conscious of a deliberate choice in the matter of their occupation. But in the disposal of our leisure time we, are conscious of a free, full, and dependent use of the will. It is this ipatter of willing that germinates and roots character. Says Herbert, the emineut German ped agogue : "Tne win is me seat or cnaracter ; the kind of decision of the will determines the species of character." It is in bis leisure time, therefore, that a man gives the set to his character. Equally, with the operation of breathing and the beating of the heart, the character-forming process is itself without vacation, whether we would have it so or not. This is a thought for week-day and Sunday, for the winter evening, and conspicuonsly for the summer vacation.?S. S. Times. ? Tbe Bell With the Three Immortal Inscriptions. The Columbian Liberty and Peace Bell that was made at Troy, N. Y., has received the following award from the World's Columbian Exposition : 1st. For its patriotic conception. 2d. For its philanthropic purpose; the beneficent intention of its originator being to send it forth among the nations to ring for the triumphs of liberty and to create peace and good will throughout the world. 3d. For its historic value. 4th. For its excellent execution and fine tone. 5th. For its intrinsic value aud beauty. The award is made to "The United Peace Societies of the World."? Peacemaker. "Inconsistent men in the church?" No doubt there are; but what of it? You belong to society, which includes these same men of one faith and another practice. You find them in the same political party with your consistent self. They are citizens of the United States, as you are proud to be. They are residents with you of town or city of whose advantages you are ivont to boast. Their presence does not drive you from any of these relationships; why should it keep you from the church, where you ought to be, in duty to your God and to yourselt??United Presbyterian. The years are teaching nothing more plainly and forcibly than that human tendencies are not God ward. We sf?e that financial prosperity and secular education are not invariably religious agencies, that looseness of religious bonds and indifference to religious obligations are slowly creeping into and over onr older religious communities, and nothing but the most strenuous efforts of God's people, with their uplifted standards, can stay the flood that seems to be coming in. Increasing wealth has not in all cases brought increased gifts to God's cause. A Moravian pastor. In speaking of the zeal of his church, said that"when converts join us we try to make them realize that they are joining a great missionary society." And that is what every church ought to be,?a missionary band, ?and it needs not to be more. God never designed it to be a recruiting ground for "societies," or "associations," or a political club, but a missionary band, "to show forth the excellencies of him" who called them out of darkness into his marvelous light. See 1 Peter 1: 9. Vacant Places at Home. BY MRS. A. L. RUTER DUFOUR. There are places? vacant places? Here beside our dear hearth-stone; And we miss sweet angel voices Once that answered to our own. There were smiling, cherub faces, Loving hearts, light, glad, and free, Wblcb, at morn and evening's altar, With us bowed a willing knee. In our eyes the tear-drops gather, Ab we see their vacant cnalrs By the fireside, table, altar, Qrlef our chastened spirit wears. T I# 11 a rAAi ?u?i k?* -i luai CTCX UMICUCU Joyfully to seek our side, Now no more their quick steps greet us, No more thrill our hearts with pride. But we know our Father called them To His mansions up on high. And we know our missing treasures Have been garnered In the sky. Soon our places will be vacant, And on earth be known no more: May we then, In blest reunion, Greet those loved ones gone before. Tlie Boys Who are Wanted. I want all the boys, and all the girls, too, to read this aod see if they are like Harry. Do they try to make things easy for mother ? Do they help carry mother's burdens? Do they notice if there is any water in ; if mother has wood to cook the dinner? Oh, children, do try to make things easy for mother! Now, read this slowly. "Come, Harry ! it's seven o'clock, and snowing fast," called his mother from the foot of the stairs. "Yes, mother. Why didn't you call me before? There'll be the paths to sweep before school, and I like to do them before breakfast." "I thought you were tired dear, and needed a morning nap." "Please do not numor me in that way, mother; you know I'm the one to take care of you." It did not take Harry long to dress that morning, although he did not slight his simple toilet; neither did he forget to kneel down and ask God's help upon the beginning of the new day; but be was out of bed with a bound and his fingers flew fast. "No drones in this hive, are there,mamee?" he said, running down stairs and giving his mother a resounding kiss. "Shall I have time to do anything before breakfast ?" "No, dear; the bell is just going to ring." "Excuse me, please, mother, this morning," Harry said, as he finished before the rest. "I want everything easy for you before I go to school." A happy smile was her only answer; but she said, as the door closed behind him : "Dear boy ! I believe that is the motto of his life?'I want to make things easy for mother.' He's never too tired or busy to help me. He's solid comfort." "He's solid gold ; a boy worth having," said Uncle Ned ; "I wish there were more of them." Harry found the broom and began ninAiinlnn tho annul flu/ftv nn flithfir Ride OTT kuv UMW ?. > .'?j ? of tbe path with a will. Suddenly looking up, he saw a lady watchiDg him from across the way. "Good-morning, Mrs. Martin," he said, lifting his hat. "Isn't this a royal morning for work ?" "I should think you thought so, my dear," she replied "You seem to make easy work of everything. How does it happen ?" "Oh, I don't know ma'am. Boys ought to be ready for everything, I think. Work comes easy to me ; I'm you ng and strong, you know." "So is Jamie; but be makes a fuss over everything he does. I wish he could catch some of your spirit. You'll make your mark in the world if you keep on as you've begun, Harry." "And I mean to, Mrs. Martin, if Ood spares my life. I must make things easy for mother, you know." Mrs. Martin sighed. "I wish Jamie felt so," she said. "Perhaps he don't feel the need of doing, because you're rich, Mrs. Martin We're noor. vou know : but we shan't always be so," and Harry's broom flew faster and faster over the frozen ground. "Excuse me if I talk and work too," he said. Mother needs me in the house before school. I have to be boy and girl too, you see." "Don'c you find that pretty hard, my child ?" ' Oh, no! I don'tlike wiping dishes as well as sweeping snow, to be sure ; but that's no matter. I never stop to think what I like ; it's what's got to be done to save mother." "Bless you, my boy ! Don't you ever think of yourself?" Oh, yes, indeed ! I'm a selfish cub auyway; but I'm trying to do better every day, and its easier since I ask God to help me before I begin." "Are you a Christian, Harry?" "Oh, yes'm! I've belonged to the armv of tbe Lord iust a year, and it's been the happiest year of my life. Fighting Satan and sin is great fun when a boy sets about it. I don't mean he shall conquer, Mrs. Martin. I like to knock him a blow whenever I can. Good-morriing." Mrs. Martin stood looking after the brave, bright boy, who had already begun to be a blessing in the world, until he disappeared out of sight. "Those are the boys ;who are wanted she said. "Those are the boys who are wanted." A story is going the rounds to the effect that a married lady had a birthday anniversary a short time ago, upon which her husband presented her with a pretty piano lamp. He was much flattered when she told him she intended to give it his name until he asked her reasons for so peculiar a proceeding. "Well," said she, "you Know, dear, id rms a gooa aeai 01 brass about it, it ia handsome to look at, it is not remarkably brilliant, requires a good deal of attention, is sometimes unsteady on its legs, liable to explode when half full, flares up occasionally, Is always out at bedtime and is bound to smoke." - "So you want to know where the flies come from, Lucullus? Well, the cyclone makes the house fly, the blacksmith makes the fire fly, the carpenter makes the saw fly, the driver makes the horse fly, the grocer, makes the sand fly, and the boarder i makes the butter fly." '