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BY HUGH WILSON. Twelve [Pages. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 1894. ALL'S WELL TDJT EMTIO WUTT ill ill mwu 11 juuui Vo Nominations EXCITING TIMES. But Peace Assured. At 4:10 this Morning the Convention Adjourned. The Butler Convention met In Columbia tonight, with a large number of delegates pres eat from the different counties. While Bome of the delegates are nndecided as to what action they should take,?and seem anxious to nave light on the subject of nominations,?there are others who are very pronounced In their views. Of oourse It would be impossible to say positively whether those who favor nominations or thoae who oppose saoh action are in tbe majority. ? ^ ^ \tr?rp Turnnu to xrwnwxr 1WX 1H.UVJU. JLO mWITili Closed Doors-Nothing Definite from the Inside. At ten o'olook the caucus, composed of the Execntive Committee and the chairmen ol the different county delegations, were Btlll in session, with closed doors. Everybody, in clnding the repot ten, are excluded. The Prospeet at Ten O'clock. : The prospect now is that the caucus will not adjourn before twelve o'clock, immediately after which adjournment the convention will assemble. ? IN FAVOR OF NOMINATIONS. Reports to Res nits ? But Nobody Knows Anything Abont It. On the outside, where the waiting multitude are anxious to bear everything possible, it is reported that the majority of the delegates are in lavor of nominations. Johnson Hajcood Won't Have It. It is further reported that Johnson Hagood will be nominated for Governor, aDd that Clarence Nettles or fame in his opposition to the dispensary law, will receive the nomination for Attorney General. THE CAUCUS STILL IN SESSION. Delegates Declare that Nominations Will be Made. At midnight the Batler canons was still in session. Several delegates have emphatically declared that nominations, will3 positively be made. STILL IN THE RING. Tbe Democratic Executive Committee Wide Awake. In oonsequence of the assembling ol tbe Butler Convention, and in order to counteraotany inlmicahmove it may make, the State Democratic Executive Committee met tonight to take such action as it deemed necessary. After a session, more or less prolonged, It was determined to take a recess nntll tomorrow, when, if the Butler Convention makes nominations the Committee will issue their address declaring tbe Butler nominees to be Independents. Tbe Committee will also issue a call to tbe Democrats of the State to stand fast to their principles, and to put down the Independent ticket in every part of the State. Ab a farther evidence of their determination to stand to the nominees now In the Held, the State Executive Committee will at once appoint a Campaign Committee to look after and guard the Interests and solidity o' the party, so that the victory which was re cently won in the primaries, and In the Convention, may not be wreated from the lucky winners. THE END IS NEAK. The Cmcu Is Nearly Worn Oat. At two o'clock a. m. a resolution not to nominate was defeated by a vote of 9 to 118, and several delegates withdrew. One hoar later, a motion to rescind the action in reference to nominations was Jellied, 76 to 63. At 3.45 the caucus seems to be muddled. The committee on platform are considering tbelr report. ?n*rfiTnr n i m r ? ?m dJjlM&lDijIj ill U&di, No Nominations. Colombia, 8. a, Sept. 2tt, 1894-4.65 a. m. Up to nearly fonr o'clock nominations were considered a dead sure tblng. But at 4.10 the icaucus adjourned. Tbe convention assembled and simply passed resolutions urging Democrats to organize, maintain Its principles, and fight tbe constitutional con ventlon. THE STORM KING. Tbe Winds and the Waves. Charleston, S. C., Sept. 25.18M. Latest veatber bulletin here reports cyclone moving northeast ofl Floridlan coast. Department predicts winds In city to-nlgbt of from forty to sixty miles in velocity accompanied by heavy rains. Energy of storm not sufficient to be dangerous on land. It will probably be central out at sea. No serious apprehensions felt in Charleston. At present (9 p. m.) a moderate ( gale blowing out of tbe south coa6t. Miss Mamie ?. Burn, wbo has for sometime been visiting her neice Mrs. W. T. McDonald, left yesterday lor her home in i Georgetown, having been telegraphed for on < account of slowness. Mrs. L. H. Russell, Miss Nettie and Mr. < Lewis Russell were over to the Gate City yes- ' t>x day. i WHAT IT MEANS. I Mr. J. W. Barnwell (onutriieN the Voter'* Oatb an<l Obligation. News and Courier. A Reporter for The News and Courier called ou Mr. J. W. Barnwell yesterday wltb a request for an Interview upon the subject of the proposed nomination of a State ticket by the Convention which is to meet on Tuesday night, and the course to be pursued by the citizens of Charleston In the present crisis. Mr. Barnwell said that he bad already expressed himself as to his own position and that of other candidates who had participated In the late primaries, but he had not until lately examined Into the question as to how far the voters who took part lu the primary were nound by their action. The rules of the party under whose direction these primaries were held contain this requirement: "The managers at each box at the primary election shall require every voter In a Democratic primary election to pledge himself to abide the result of the primary and to support the nomluess of the partv." * ? * * I do not see how any voter who took part in the orimary under these rules can hold that he absolved himself from his pledge to abide the result of the primary by scratching the names of the delegates to the Convention, for the words of the pledge read that he shall iblde "the result of tue primary," without qualification, aud support the "nominees of the party" without qualification, and give no option to the voter to select one nominee and reject another, or to abide by a part of the result of the primary aud to resist any other part of such result. It must be remembered that ten days before the election every candidate for office in the State had in writing signified his candidacy, and, therefore, each voter knew, or could irnmvn. exactly who the nominees were, and 11 he did not desire to be bouDd to support them, all that was necessary tor him to do was not to take part in it. A party, is a purely voluntary association and by simply abstaining from .participating in the party elections a voter absolves himself from any obligation to support its nominees. Indeed there is an implied.under6tandlng in all party organizations in the abseuce of a pledge that the candidates, in order to claim the support 01 the voter, shall be proper candidates, and that the party platform shall be.in accordance with the party principles, but there is no such understanding when the voter takes a specific pledge aod knows the party platform and kuows who the candidates are before be votes. So far as the adoption of the Ocala platform is concerned that was as much a part of the party platform at the time of the primary as It is today, and if the voter objeoted to it he had only to refrain from voting and that absolved him from the duty of supporting the candidates nominated lu the primary upon that platform. As to those who took no part in the primary they are entirely unbound and may do what they please. The days have gone by when any one is to be Irigbtened by talk of Independentlsm, and the whole matter, so far as the voter who took no part in the primary is concerned, is a question of policy. On the question 01 policy It seems to me that It would be a fatal course on the part of the opponents of the present Administration to make nominations for State offices now. For four years the Administration has been sustained In large degree by appeals to passion and prejudice, by promises of great reform and especially great reduction of taxation. Time is needed to allow the sober judg ment of the more conservative people ui the State to have Its effect, and for the followers of the leaders who made these promises and who have reaped all of the profits of the agitation to find out that they have been deceived. It seems to me under this view that it was well that the clubs which it was suggested last winter should be formed In support of the National Democratic party were not formed, ?. ma t hat it is well that no con HliU JtOCOLUO IV V?? test was made for State officers by the opposition during the late campaign. I think every one will observe that there has been a divergence between the leaders of the Administration party and loosening of tleB among the rank and file. This is acknowledged by members of that party themselves. All the good effect of this abstention up to the present time would be lost, and the danger would be the consoldation of the Administration ranks. Of course If it is desired by ihosewho are unpledged merely to make a protest against the nominations made by the party in power, they have a perfect right to do so; but does the occasion demand such a protest at the expense of what has been gained by the passive policy up to the present time? So far as my knowledge ol politics extends it would be almost impossible to make a successful contest in the short time between now and election day even, if all of those opposed to the Administration were free and uutrammelled, but bound as they are, and with the whole election machinery in the hands of the other slde,succcs8 is impossible in my oplnon. I shall not go into the question whose fault it was that a surrender of the immense powers ol this election machinery into the bands that now hold tbem was ever made, but the problem of how to overcome a party which is In possession of them will never be solved while the opposition Is In the condition In which it now is. In my opinion it can only be effected by so great a change in the sentiment of the white people of the State us to make the possessors of the machinery afraid to use it or by a consolidated party which Is prepared to maintain Its rights by force. It is self evident that no such party can be orgau'*oH r",t ? ?"'inn in six weeks and In the present condition of affairs. I have reason to think that a very large umber of the people of Charleston take similar views with my own, and although this is the only county in the State where there is practically no Administration party, so few are its members, yet an opposision ticket conld not now, in my opinon, expect a large support here. Evidence or ProsperifyThe advertising columns of the Press and Banner attest the prosperity of the town and the thrift of the people. In no section of the State are there greater proof of general prosperity than in Abbeville. Our stores are being filled with the largest stocks of the choicest goods, and the people everywhere are beginning to realize that Abbeville is a first-class market. This fact accounts for the returning trade from every section. Abbeville is regaining all that she lost in former years, and in addition, her customers come from more remote quarters. The LownUeMvllle High School. I By an oversight the advertisement of the Lowndesville High School failed to appear at the proper time. The ability and efficiency of the principal and the assistant, together with the desirable location In a fine community, make it one of the most excellent schools in all this county. The Press and Banner would urge the school upon the attention of all parents and guardians who have children to educate. Still UrowinfTThere is still a growing and continuous demand for Btore rooms. Mr. J. Allen Smith has put up a new store room on Washington street, and every house n town is occupied. Messrs. P. Rosenberg & Co. are pressing the work on their magnificent block of stores, and In every quarter men are building up the town. Abbeville is perhaps the best mule and horse market in the western section of the State. The Revised NtiUuten. I now have on band Vols. 1 and '2 of Revised Statutes ot South Carolina. Trial Justices will please call at Clerk's office and receipt for copy of same. W. R. Bullock, Clerk Court. - Mrs. Taggart lia6 a large clock of milinery. All the latest shapes and new ^st shades. Mre. Taggart has dress supplies, consisting o/lining, crinoline and rateen linings, canvass facings, whalebones and coverings, hooks and eyes, all the best quality. All the French fashion plates and latest styles will be found at Mrs. Taggart'*. See Mrs. Taggart's walking hats and sailors, also the prices. Mrs. Taggart has a large stock of fancy feathers, bat pins and ribbons, All the latest styles. Dresses cut to fit and made to order by Mre. Taggart. You can get a fancy hair pin at Mre. Taggart's so cheap you can't miss what you paid for It. Tse Catholic hot supper was well attended last Friday night, and the financial result was quite satisfactory. If you need any knives and forks or spoons call on R. C. Bernau, the jeweler. He hasjust received 25 dozen knives in silver plate, especially made for him, with i;is name, which he guarantees to be as good or better than any tor tUe same price. JR. C. Beruau is sole agent for the 25 year guaranteed goods, which aie better than any of Soger's make aud do poj, cost any more. The star that leads Uieoi all. The Domestic Sewing Machine can be bouiiht cheap for zashoron <easy Payments of It. i\ liernun, the Jeweler. The Light That is Felt. A tender child of summers three, Seeking her little bed at night. Paused on the dark stairs timidly. "O, mother, take my hand," said she. "And then the dark will all be light." We older children grope our way From dark behind to dark before; And only when our hands we lay, Dear Lord, in Thine, the night Is day, And there is darkoess nevermore. Reach downward to the sunless days, Wherein our guides are blind as we, And faith is small and hope delays; Take Thou the hands of prayer we raise, And let us feel rhe light of Thee. John G. Whittier. The Kent Thing to Do. And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works.?Hebrews, x., 24. The mau who thinks only of himself and is forgetful of his obligations to others doesn't comt for much either in this world or the t^xt. A purely selfish man, who wants everything and gives nothing, lives in cultm*Ku nf rvnrnrotr\r\r onH urill rinf tuu ciuuuiuo v? " *?? have far to go when he dies. To recognize your rights and ignore your duties is to pursue a policy which angels deplore and devils rejoice at. God can use a man to the best advantage when the soul which is proue to selfishness evicts its tenant and makes room for tbe occupancy of heavenly visitants. Tlie man who seeks for this' world's goods exclusively, whose chief possesion is a bank account, will find himself out of place in heaveu, a straDgei in a strange land. Money is a good thing to work for, but it isn't tbe only thiug, nor the best thing. It is not well to despise money, but you should remetnber that while it will purchase much that is desirable it will buy neither character nor happiness. Unless you generously share it with those who are unfortunate it wili make you narrow and mean. The most pitiful spectacle that eye ever looked upon is the man who has more than he knows what to do with, but refuses to give his surplus to keep . the wolf away from the door across the street. The noblest men are those who give, not those who keep, and thi re is mort satisfaction in seeing a poor man's children eat the bread which you have furnished than in sitting at your own fn kin nrVtott nlnnf it o K/\i i i"w I o if timi 5 nr. lauic wiicii picui/j auuuuvin, it juu 15nore the poor man's cliildreu and let them go hungry. True religiou is a very simple matter. You can get along without a creed, but you cannot get along without doing good to your fellow creatures who need your help. The world is full of sorrows and struggles. Tears fall like showers and sighs till the air as when the wind sweeps through a forest of piues. Those who suffer are part of the family to which you belong. You have nc right to be indifferent. To be neglectful is a crime. If you can lend a helping hand, but refuse to do it on the ground that you wish to use both hands for yourself, you lose an opportunity which Providence has presented, and you will have difficulty in explaining your conduct when the hour of reckon ing comes. Doing good to others is the best way to get a blessing for yourself. You will find the strongest proofs that the religion you believe in is from God if you will cease studying the theology which is in books and devote an equal time to God's poor in your neighborhood. When a man gives cheer to another's heart the angels mysteriously putcheei into his own. It is right and proper to pray, "Give us this day our daily bread," but God asks a price for His answer, and that price is that you share of the bread He gives to you. If you are suffering from a affliction what will you do ? How shall you seek relief? By asking God to lighten your burden? No; by doing what you can to lighten the burden of some equally troubled soul. If you bring a smile to the trembliug lips of another, you will soon discover that a smile is alighting on your own lips like a butterfly on a flower. Would you increase your faith? Would you dissipate your doubts? Would you convince yourself that life is very well worth living, even when the shadows throw their gloom on your path? Then visit those who are wearily plodding along, hopeless and friendless. You will find yourself stronger by forgetting yourself and saying a kindly word to some poor creature who would think he was in heavenly surroundings if he lived under your ioof tiuu enjoyeu your auvauiages. When you are in the presence of the Lord, who was Himself poor and oppressed, and so lonely that He knelt in Gethsemane to ask for help, you will be poorly off if you have nothing better to say than that you accepted all the creeds of the Church and kept yourself unspotted from the world. But you will be well off if you can assure Him that you kept some one else unspotted from the world at great pains and sacrifice. Love God, love your neighbor, obey the command, "Feed my lambs," and you will get a warm welcome at the end of the journey after death. It is not what you believe, but what you do, that will entitle you to a residence in the New Jerusalem. You may be worth a million, but if you have done nothing to make the world better yo will die a beggar. You may be counted among the poor, but if you havp been a brother to your fellow men a group of angels will gather abaut your bed and usher you with songs into the presence of Him who said, "The first shall be last, and the last first." No one ever yet loved God acceptably who did not loved His children. There is no room in the House not built with hands for a soul that has not made some sacrifice for others. If you love your kind and manifest that love by generous deeds it will be but a step from your grave to heaven. ?New York Herald. Files That Npoll the Ointment, rtuiKineas. Stinginess. Procrastination. Half-hearted ness. Lack of perseverance. Pre-eminence seeking. Lack of consideration. Neglect of little duties. Doing things by halves. One-sided view of things. Jealousy of others' success. Shirking one's responsibility. Lack of sympathy for other's trials, j Lack of attention to personal habits.! Failure to improve one's spare mo-1 ments. Failure to keep one's promises to the; full. Making self a chief topic of conver-; sation. Failure to meet the engagement at the exact time. Failure to carry the Christlike spirit j into every ^ct of the life.?Exchange. Needle* for all kinds of tuachlues at K. C-, pernau, the jeweler. Nobly Done. About ten years ago a gentleman living in New York took his family to the mountains of North Carolina to spend the summer. The Northern i visitors at the hotel where he and his I family stayed were in the habit of inspecting the mountaineers in their cabins with amused curiosity, as they might have looked at wild beasts in a menagerie. The women of the mountains could not read, write nor sew ; they knew how to cook nothing but the coarsest food. Many of them had never been inside of a church. A prayer-meeting held once or twice a year in the hills was the only religious service which they had ever knowu. The city visitors were iuterested in them lor a day or two ; talked of them with pity, or with contempt, and wondered how such ignorance could exist anywhere in the United States. Then they turned to the scenery, or their hutiug aud fishing, and thought noth ?. -c *Ua mith urhnm ing more ui uic pcupic nnu n mvuj they had so little in common. But tbe daughter of the New York merchant, a girl of seventeen, went often to their cabins, and made friends with them. She found them anxions to be "like the women from town." She wished to help them, but felt inincapable of doing so. That winter, at home, she went into the kitchen of her father's house and , learned to make bread and to cook meats. Bhe learned also, from her | dressmaker, how to cut out, fit and . make a simple gown. Her father the next spring built a cottage in the mountains, so that the ! family could remain all summer. She invited several of the mountain girls of her own age to font a sewing and ! cooking club. They met twice each ' week at the cottage, when she taught ; them what she herself had learned. The club increased ; many middleaged women joined it, eager to "learn town ways." , Not only were they taught to sew ' and cook, but unconsciously they learned from their young teacher | many comely and healthful habits } hitherto unkuown to tbem. Tbe men of their families highly approved tbe work which brought comfort into ( their cabins. , The next summer the city girl's classes were larger. She opened a " * * * * A. 1 kill-. [ school in the caoins among me jjiiib, _ and taught the women to read and write, as well as to sew and work. ' Her family and even some of her pupils regarded her work as a girldish frolic, but came to a different conk elusion as she persisted in it year after | year, and its good results became apparentI The ambition to be clean, to wear i decent gowns, to bake good Dread, I and to be able to read spread from cabin to cabin. When she taught a class in the farther rauges, where even ( the intinerant preacher never came to hold a "pra-ar," she read from the ' Bible, or sang a hymn with her pupils, [ doing it as simply and naturally as J she taught them to make bread. , Naturally the girl became a pet among these lonely mountaineers. f They taught her, iu turn, to fish, to ; shoot, and to ride their shaggy pouies. As time passed they built one or two , 8choolbouses at her suggestion, and then a church. What was the result ? Religion and | civilization have now spread through , two counties of that state. But the ' people, as a whole, were probably ; never conscious that they owed their lirat push forward to the hand of their young Northern visitor. . She died a yearago. Her name will never be enrolled among the mission, aries of any church, yet she was one of God's messeugers. Neither age, nor ordination, nor ceremony of any kind is necessary to 1 set us apart for this work. We can begiu to-day in the simplest, homeliest way which otters itself to bring the brother who is more needy or igI nnront than niirselvpn un to a hisrher plane of life. When People Vole i*? They Prny? The flag of the United States will cease to fly over drunkard factories. The slums of our large cities will cease to sway the destinies of the Republic. The brothel, the gambling den, and the dive will seek a more congenial clime. The alliance between a corrupt money power and a corrupt liquor power will be forever broken. Wage-earners will be able to carry their wages home on Saturday night. School children will no longer come to the afternoon session too boozy from the beer they get at lunch to learn anything. The.c will be a call for one million i employes who are to-day out of work and don't know where to find it. Ten of thousands of mothers whose hearts are breaking and wives whose . homes are hell in miniature will learn again how to smile. The increased demand for coal and ; carpets, tor Hour and oeei, ror snoesami clothing, for book9 and pictures. wiJl ( make business boom as all tariff's on ' earth never could make it boom. Thousands and tens of thou9aud9 of 1 new homeB will be built, and the car- i penter, the mason, the plasterer will I forget how to loaf. I Two and one-half million drunkards i now on American soil will have a chance to sober up and stay sober.?N. . Y. Voice. I .? ? i Sit and ''Set." How many persons are troubled and nervous as to the right use of these little verbs. Perhaps the following examples of their use may be helpful. ' A man, or womau either, can set a hen, although they cannot sit her; j neither can they set on her, although j the hen might sit on them by the hour : if they would allow it. A man cannotset on the washbench, j but he could set the basin on it, and ; neither the ba9in nor the grammarians 1 would object. He could sit on the dog's tail if the dog were willing, or he might set his foot on it. But ifhe should set on the aforesaid tail, or sit his foot there, the c grammariaus, aw well as the dog, r would howl, metaphorically at least. ] And yet the man might set the tail s aside and then sit down, aud be assail-j ed neither by the dog nor by the gram-j \ mariaqs, . r 11 An advertisement calling for thirty laborers to do railroad grading in the g city of Chicago brought 5,000 starving I t men to the appointed place, who de-1 manded work or bread. After much j t difficulty the mob was finally dispersed j c t'y the police. Most of them were It foreigners who could not apeak Eug.! lish. Some of them receutly came! g from Europe, aud said that they had | been told across the water by steam, j ship agents that huudreds of working- i u ment were quitting work in Chicago! because their employers would not pay " them five dollars a day and that they j n could get their places and make that! much money every day. If they had lc not been deceived by the agents, they | say, they would uot have come. jj] I ' GRAINS. Do noble deed*, not dream them all day long. "The way of the Lord is strength to the upright." Love to God is sure to bring pence of conscience. God never had an enemy who wa9 not the bitter foe of man. It is foolishness to try to reason about what we cannot know. The Bible offers no premium on laziness or improvidence. T f nronf V> 11 m Qllltv . What he tiained. Fairs given to raiae money for chari- > table objects have long been recognised as among the quickest means known for emptying pocket-books and loading unwary purchasers with all sorts of things for which they have no use; and the prices demanded for the articles are said to be usually quite out of proportion fo their value. A recent German paper gives an account of a man who strayed into a "Charity Bazaar," and had a trying experience. He ha<1 made several quite unsaus-1 factory purchases, not knowing howj to refuse the demands of the pretty saleswomen, and at iast, to urove that | he could make one sensible investment, he bought a small matchbex pnd carried it ofT in triumph and haste. Examining it after he had left the booth, he discovered that there was no place on which to light the matches. "So, with the air of one determined not to be cheated, he marched back to the young lady of whom he bought the box. "There is a mistake here," he said. You sold me this pocket match-box, and thore is no place on it to scratch the matches." "My dear sir," said the young lady, you are quite right; I made a mistake. That is intended for a jewel box, and costs fifty cents more, if you please." "And what did you do?" asked a friend, to whom he related his tale of woe. "If you've ever been to a fair," replied the other in an aggrieved tone, you know very well what I did. I paid the fifty cents of course !" ? 4^ ? Farm and Garden Note#. Corn is a standard food for hogs though wheat is also excellent when soaked or ground and mashed. Boiled potatoes and barley meal are considered to make the finest-llavored bacon. The few fowls that every farmer keeps, and on which he spends but little, pay best of all his farm live stock. Beef blood is said to be an excellent food for poultry, as it 5s rloh in nitrogen, approaching the white of the i eee in composition. A good crop of hay may be made more profitable thau an equally good crop of grain oine times out of ten if it is judiciously fed to stock upon the farm. An acre of good ensilage corn should produce fifteen tons. This would feed five cows, forty pouuds each, for 150 days. From this you can caleulate how many acres you should plant. Try the acre and the five cows as least, and another year you will put in more. The handiest and most effective way to apply paris green to potatoes in in the form of a <iry mixture with fiour. It sticks better thau any other substance; a very small quantity is sufflcleut, aud with a small sifter it may be applied rapidly and with little waste. It does not involve such hard work aud is really cheaper fo-.' that reason. Carrying water costs more than the fiour. The royal institute for fruit and vine culture at Geisenheim, Germany has experimented successfully in the use of copperas as a stimulant for plants that lack green color in their leaves. The copperas should be dissolved in water and applied near the roots in early spring. Carrots aud cabbages are two item that should have a larger place in our list of feeding stuffs. The first are excellent for colts, horses, milch cows, aud all young stock. The second are valuable for pretty nearly all kinds of stock, and there has not yet any been found that will not eat them greedily. Here is a farmer's way to get rid of rats. He says he has tried it when they were bad aud got rid of them all. Take one-half pint of sifted meal and put into it a thimbleful of calomel, such as is used in families. Mix well aud place in small tins or some shallow vessel in or near the place where - .... i J j the rata infest; an to oe usea ory, ?uu in a short time rats will be very scarce on the premises. To make fur soft when it has become wet and hard, rub the pelt between the hands. A lighted sulphur match held at a safe distance under a stain will produce sufficient sulphurous acid for its removal. In making caramels be sure to boil the mixture until a little of it will snap when dropped into cold water. If this rule is carefully observed, the caramels will not grain. The staining principle of common I indelible ink is nitrate of silver. It may be removed by first soaking in a solution of common salt, which provinces chloride of silver, and then washing with ammonia, which dissolves the chloride. It is said by authorities that salt water will set the color of cotton materials. Place three gills of salt in four quarts of water, heat the latter, put in the fabrics, aud let them remain , until the water is cold. Lay the scorched phirt bosom where it will receive the direct rays of the J "in. This treatment will remeve the | marks of scorching from any fabric, unless the defacement is too serious. | Potato Omelet.?Take a pint of cold Hashed potatoes and heat over the , tire with two tablespounfuls of sweet , jreara, beating with a fork until unootband light. Add four beaten j ?ggs. pepper, salt, and a little nutmeg, , aid press through a sieve ; beat one ;ablespoonful of butter in a saucepan, ^ md cook half of this mixture like an s >melet. It is delightful with bacon or aam cut in thin rashers and fried ^ ;risp. Changed (lie Subject. ""One of the most difficult things to t lo gracefully is to change the cur- ? ent of an unpleasant conversation. 3ut the small boy can do it if circum- c tances make it necessary. t "Thomas, will y<>u please tell me vhy you pulled up the onions from uy Danvers onion-bed ? How many imes have I told you to keep away r rom the garden ?" Thomas grew red in the face, and his Jgrandfather went on to depict the evil }' ate of bad little boys. *' Meantime Thomas had pulled himself c ogether, and, as the harangue was cou- i' luded, he said with a smile, referring " o an event of the previous week: "Pity our old rooster died, wasn't it1 randpa?" 111 i s You will find pollle aud attentive salesmen : Pl t the Racket Store. As much atlentloQ liown a one cent purchase as if you were laklnp a ten dollar purohase. We live up toj si lie old adage: "Takecereof the pennies and .1 lie dollars will take care of themselves." 11 The Racket Store Is the place to buy goods j ? heap. Ladies nndervests, winter goods, at Racket! lore for 15 cents. They are going very rapid1. Como and set what jou waiJt. II 1 II JUU YT C*U U l/* * IVUI II duiUMUivji study a good woman. "Keep thy tongue from evil and thj lips from speaking guile." The man who can not be caught witl whiskey may be ruined by money. Would you win success in life' Always do your very best; God ant time will do the rest. The foo! sedom thinks what h? says, and the wise man rarely sayi what be thinks. If the church is not separated fron the world, what need is there for t church. If you want to help the devil t( make backsliders, get up church enter tain me uts. Patience and helpfulness enables us to be a blessing and comfort one to the other. It's funny that a heated discussion generally produces a coldness between friends. He who does evil that good ma} come, pays a toll to the devil to lei him into heaven. Don't worry about the opinions o others but live so that you can respec yourself. The nation has no better friend that the Mother who teaches her child t< pray. People like to travel in cheerfu company. If you are on your way U heaven, show it by your manner. "Tt is only when to-morrow's burdec is added to the burden of to day thai the weight is more than a man car bear. Express your sympathy for, and in terest in, the work of God by con tributing as he has given you abilitj in promoting it. Get people to believe that it is indeec more blessed to give than to receiv< and the church entertainment wil die a sudden death. If a man knows anything abou religion, he will want to know more He who knows most on the subject ii surest to be a seeker after addec knowledge. When one man measures another h< uses the best man he knows for i standard, but when he measures him self ne taites tne worst. When a tnau doubts the existenc< of the deyil, it is pretty good evident* that he has never done auy fighting in the Lord's service. Three lessons we never learn to< well: That a stitch in time onc< dropped is never picked up ; that f lost opportunity is never found ; tha a borrowed trouble is never re turned. We cannot understand how God'i Spirit works, hut we can see the effec of that working. If we put ourselves iu the way of the Spirit's iufluence the result will be felt and seen in oui character and lives. Ought we not to be ashamed of our selves that we have so poorly improv ed our advantages in the study of God'i truth ? If we know so little, who is U blame for it ? He who has experienced the love o: God in Christ can testify of its powei better than he can reason about it. And personal testimony is worth more to others than argument. There is no cowardice in seeking communion with Jesus by night. Coming to him in darkness and in solitude, we can get strength to witness for and to serve him in the daytime and before others. Salvation as a fact is a very simple thing. It is life through a loving look. But salvation as a philosophy is above our comprehension, unless we are technical theologians; and in that case we can satisfy ourselves with our theorizing whether we cau anybody else or not. "I have made a thousand dollars in the lastthree months," said a prosperous liquor dealer to a group of ineD standing near his saloon. "You have made more than that," remarked a listener, "What is that?" was the quick response. "You have made my two sons drun kards. You have made their mother a br arted woman. 01), you have made much more than I can reckon, but you'll get the full account some day!" Nome KettMOMN for Daily Exerclae. 1. Any man who does not take time for exercise will probably have to make time to be ill. 2. Body and mind are both gifts; ind for the proper use of them our Maker will hold us responsible. 3. Exercise gradually increases the physical powers, and gives morei itremrth to resist sickness. 4. Exercise will do for your body what intellectual training will do for four mind?educate and strengthen it. 5. Plato called a man lame because He exercised the mind while the body ,vas allowed to suffer. 6. A sound body lies at the founda,ion of all that goes to make life a iucces9. Exercise will help to give it. 7. Exercise will help a young man o leau acnasie 11 re. 8. Varied, light, and brisk exercises, lext to sleep, will rest the tired brain >etter than anything else. 9. Metal will rust if not used, and he body will become diseased if not xercised. 10. A man "too busy" to take care >f his health is like a workman too )usy to sharpen his tools, Not One.?Willian was very fond of aisins, but in his childish vocabulary hey were known as reasons. Ou Sunday, as he sat demurely in church, ie was suddenly interesttd and deighted lo hear the minister fay in the ourse of his sermon: "1 will give ou my reasons later." From that aoment the little fellow had somehiug to look forward to, At the close of the sermon the oonributlon-box was passed, and he felt ure that the promised treat was forth- < nming, and it was a badly disappointil boy who said after the service : "Mr. S?said he would give us < Dine reasons, but when they passed ho plate there wasn't a reason nit!5' , No man need apologize for bt'iug in ! Lie right. ??? What Work C?n I Do For Je*n* ? I cau attend my own church regularly I can systematically give of my own means to support the ordinances. I can entourage and influence others to give for me support of the , church. lean use my influence to promote the peace of the church, and to guard its good name. j I cau help my minister?by coming to I the front in prayer meetings ; by introducing strangers to him ; by praying for him ; by speaking well of him. I can give myself, and encourage others to give liberally for the sup1 port of the benevolent schemes of the church. r I can help in the Sunday-school. I cau visit the stranger, bringhim to church with me, and introduce him to others and to the minister. I can visit and comfort the sick and > help the poor. (Matthew xxv : 34-40.) I 1 can read the literature of my own church and thus become familiar with its work, and be able to correct the ! false impressions which others may 1 have of it. I can lend books, magazines or pannpu r\ f rritra utimif fennL t\ir vtrVtlskli I ^cin, VI giTt ?TT a j UOV/U", uj nuivu i others man nilently be effected by the truth. I can encourage every good work by } u>y personal help as far as possible, and always by my good words. 1 can assist in evangelistic work by i speaking, singing, or visiting, or ? providing a conveyance, or in some way, as I have talent or ihere is a call for it.?Rev. A. Jackson, in Kendal 1, ville Endeavorer. The Editor's Manual. ' Mr. Charles A. Dana, the veteran edt itor of the New York Sun, had occasion recently to make an address to f students anent his own favorite occut pation?journalism. Of course it was necessary, in speaking of literary style, j to refer to the books which the journaj listic aspirant should cultivate. The following is an excerpt from Mr. Dana's advice on this subject: 1 "As to what books you should read ^ ?u. * 1.1^ ' me ujuHi luumpeusauie, ust-iui aim cifective is the Bible. I am considering it not as a religious book, but as a ' manual of utility. No book is sug1 festive, none wbich recounts the 1 greatest events with solemnity, none from which you can learn more direct. ly that sublime simplicity which never . exaggerates, none which you opeu r with such confidence and lav down with such reverence?no book like the Bible." [ This is a tiibute from an unexpected * source, although the suggestion is not 1 new. Almost every master of style would make the same recommendat tion. It is entirely safe to say that if . the Bible were adopted as the journa3 listic manual, we should have such a 1 decided improvement in the conductof daily newspapers as would make them , a blessing instead of the bane, they so [ often are.?Northwestern Advocate. Ktwly to Pardon. Go read the parable of the prodigal | son and learn now anxious God is to } pardon the sinner. To every sinner ? we say: "God is now waiting to pardon you, > oh, unsaved one! His own precious i words are, 'Come now, and let us reai son together, saiib the Lord ; though t your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as - white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they fchall be as wool." Isa. 1: 18. As you are, and where you 3 are, you mav be freely and fully for' given. However black and vile, and you cannot be worse than 'lost,' and ' 'The Son of man is come to seek and r to save that which was lost.' Luke 19; 10. Don't try to improve yourself ere . you come to him. He waits to bless. - He Jongs to save you rrora me norrore j of eternal despair. He loves you. He > always did so. The proof of his love is shown in his 'unspeakable gift.' f 'For God so loved the world, that be ; gave his only begotten Bon, that whor soever believeth in him should not perish, hut have everlasting life." ( Johns: 10."? Limitation*. A great English preacher illustrates the littleness, the fragmentariness, and the imperfectuess of human knowl edge of God's works by the case of a rty crawling upon one of the pillars of St. Paul's Cathedral. What does the fly know of the architect's magnificent i design in that great building? It sees . only the little space of stone on which ; it moves; and the carving and the ornamental work appear to it like hills and mountains cutting off its progress and obscuring its view. So is the wisest man in the midst of the vast universe of God. He can see only for a little space about him. He can perceive but a little glimmer of the divine meaning in the things he sees. He can have but the dimmest, faintest conception of the wonderful plan of God which takes in all worlds, all human lives, and all ages. We cannot exj?eet to know all God's thoughts; we would have to be equal to him in wisdom to do this. We cannot expect to know God's design iu ihe providences that touch human affairs and effect our own lives. We cannot trace the result of bis acts through the ceuiuries to come to know what the final outcome will be. We jannot tell what beautiful trees, with full, rich fruitage, will grow from the rough, dark seeds which to-day the Master plants in our life-garden. We canuot tell what blessing will come in the long future from the sorrow that now lays its heavy hand upon us.?Epworth Herald. Picnics.?Almost any boy or girl can tell you what a picuic Is like, but I wonder how many know why it is so called, or that the custom is said to date only from 1802, not a hundred years ago. Then, as now, wheu such au entertainment was being arranged for, it was customary that those who intended to be present should supply the eatables and drinkables. Originally the plan was to draw up a list of what was necessary, which is au excellent one to follow, for often, when there has been no previous agreement, it is discovered, wheu too late, that there is too much of of one kiud of food and not enough another. The list was passed around, and each person picked out the arlicle of food or drink he or she was willing to furnish, and the name of the article was then nicked offtbe list. So it was from these two words, picked ana nicked that this form of out-of-door entertainment first became known as a "piek-and-niels," ana then as a picnic, the old-fashioned name for the basket parties of to-day. "Papa," said a little boy, "ought the teacher to whip me for what I did not Jo?" '"Certainly not, iny boy," replied the father "Well," replied the little fellow, "he did today when I Jidn't do my sum."?Tit-Bits. 4 Kresh supply of oottolene just received at the Abbeville Supply Co. Cottolene, 31b, 51b, and 101b tin buckets; 201b wool buckets, 81b palls at the Abbeville Supply Co. Stoves and Uuware at the Supply C>),