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I'm a broken hearted Dcutschor,
Yot villed mit oriof ant ?nam0?
I dolls yon vot dordroublo Ifh,--^
I doosn't Jtuow my name.
Yon dinka it ferry vunny, oh?
Von you der story hoar,
You viii not wonder don so mooch,
lt vas BO ehtrange und quoor.
Mein madder had two lidd'o dwins
Dey vos ind ond moin brudor;
Vo looks BO very muoh aliko
No von knew vioh from toiler.
Ooo of der poys was Yowcup.
?J Und IlanB dor oder's, nome;
Vo both got oollod tho same.
Veil, von of Us got toad
Yaw, Mynheer, dat is so;
Dut-vcdder Haus or Y a won p,
Mein muddcr she don't know.
Und so I nm in droublop;
I gain't git droo mein bcd
Veddcr I'm Hans vol's liviug,
Or Yawoup vot is ted.
Whether wo should enclose our orops
ond "turn out" tho remainder of our farms,
or fence up tho pasture and leavo the culti
vated portions Unprotected by any kind of
fenoo save tho law of thc land, om questions
that have now and thon agitated tho minds
of tho people of every ouo of thc StotcB of
this Union. Firm adherents can bc found
to both sides of the question. Wo confess
to never having become clearly settled in
our opinion upon this subject.
When wo seo our noblo forests felled
annually by thc thousands of aores to pro
cure frosh land to cultivate; ofter wo have,
hy a most slovenly system, galled and im'4
povcrished as many more fertile ocres; when
wo know that for more economy could bc
practiced upon tho farm by avoiding tho
necessity of having BO many thousands of
roils mauled every winter; when wo know
that almost every faruihouso burus as much
wood in euch lire place as ought to supply
dwelling and kitchen and wash house,
during tho cold season; when wo know that
a strip of land ten feet wido running around
every sido of tho field, and this frequently
the best land in tho field, is lost to cultiva
tion boca uso of thc fence; when we nh ow
that every negro in thc South will have a
cow, and never thinks ho is a freeman until
ho can tic Iiis own COW'B bonis to her fore
foot lo keep her from jumping the fenco
that ho won't fix up; when wo think of tho
thousands of dollars that aro lost to tho
intrinsio wealth of tho country by the
mauling and hauling and building and re
pairing that is necessary to keep up thc
loncos around our farms; when wo think of
tho provooatious to say hard word? whou fox
huntors, tramps, jumping oattlo or other
nuisances make gaps in our fences, ?nd
?cannot bo punished for it; when wo think
how easy it would bo to mako a fat oow out
'of a poor ono, a profita^?r cow out of an
oxponsivo ono, if th? owner was Bim ply
cotnpollod to keep it up, tako care of it,
^?ced -tt^tYoaTit as tho returns would provo
it should bo treated; whoo wo thiuk it is
tho crops that brings in tho money and en
riches tho county, and not tito forests or past
tiro lands, and are tboroforo tho more worthy
of lawful protection on that account; whon wo
'think how muoh bettor ono good oow is than
abord of pooroncs; when wc think how easy it
in to herd estilo and sheep and ovon hogs to
gether, Bo that they will noed but tho ou ro of a
single poi son a few hours oaoh day co prevent
their strolling out of sight; When wo think
what a pleasure lt is, what a real luxury to sit
nnd watch improved herds pasturing and
.grazing over luxurient meadows and fields;
'WO Bay, when Wo think of all those things,
wo oau but wonder legislation has not long
cinoo required our fanners to set about
improving their stock by abolishing tho
.oxisting fenoo law and allowing our broad
acres to bo cultivated without tho miles nnd
miles of hideous worm fences everywhere
Dut then, when wo hnvo l?okod ot tho
?other sido of this question, and thought
how ignorant most of our pooplo aro, oven
X>t tho old cs tab lieii ed law on this subj cot,
nnd how sparsely settled our country is, und
bow muoh easier it is to endoso a cultivated
Hold than it would bo to enclose all tho re
mainder of thc majority of Southorn farms,
nnd how ovory farmer would think ho was
bound to fence in all tho balonoo of his
lands if ho woro pormittod to throw out his
fields, and what a small proportion of tho
laboring classes throughout tho South aro
landowners (oven though every ono (hatean
own a oow) and that olnss aro oppressed to
n Btook low, booauso thoy think that all tho
unonoloBod pastero lands aro, by a natural
right, as froo to the> cows as to tho owner
of tho pasturo, and of what minor impor
tando to our farmers the oare of Btook is
When compared to tho infatuation that thoy
havo for tho "cotton pntoh," and what won
dorful sooial and industrial revolution it
Would mako to establish a stock law and
abolish fe neos, wo havo halted botwoon two
opinions. Much bab be said on both sidos
ol' this question, und moro, on tho other,
)ook ai ie aa you will,
Absence of fonocn is nu ovid orlon of pro
gressive farming, When wo go into a city,
a town or village, (and there aro some of
these Inst In tho United States) whore tho
roses grow, as lt were, "out doors/' and
the vegetable gar dona, oto not eooloseUj we
I ac oooo KUOW thetq, jg- an ordinance there
preventing tlQd^mUig ot large, and with
{?gfr ?S"? ???0dUtel, coupled the
housed and wolliT"' *ho.ro nro 08rofu?y
the people have/ {od' nnd?10."?ooaeqaoooo,
But if wo s/pl?ot? of tntlk
and pavomen/0- * J?th its streets
closed, or ev/8 fiUh-v? and?he. 0 8 ?" ?D:
sud ridor<,n,a fftrm Wlth Wgh "staked
coming tA fcnoe8? *? Y,6 T'lon? T
denredat/'0 consluston that idler? and
round a"0'8? ^our f?ote(* au<* horned, aro
uJ&onoo heard a man say a travclor could
*?..?flono from Northern ?Missouri iuto Iowa
Cud tell, without being informed, when ho
entered tho latter Stato, bcoauso all thc
forming evidences were so much moro pro
gressive and thrifty; and ho attributed it
ail to tho fact that tho stock wcro enclosed
in Iowa and the orops wcro not: while in
Missouri tho reverso was tho case. Wo
havo been told, too, that iu North Carolina,
where the option was given to counties to
voto "fenco or no fence," wherever "no
fence" prevailed thc pcoplo havo become
reconciled to it, farms have improved, cattle
havo increased in number and valuo, and
tho farmers would not, if they could, return
to tho "old rut." Wo havo olso heard
grumblers at several places whore wc have
seen the no fenco law in force, but wo did
not regard their complaints, because tho
thing scorned chronic, and wo all know
"there aro somo mon who would suffer tor
turo if they had no opportunity to grumble.
Fences aro by no menus universal through
out tho Union. Several of tho Northwcct
ern States require owners to enclose their
stock. In portions of North Carolina, Vir
ginia and ono or two Northeastern States,
thc same law prevails. In one or two of
tho Southwestern States tho effort has been
made, but without success, to abolish
In Europo land is too valuable to be
appropriated to fences. In England hedges
eupcrccdcd fences, and now hedges are con
sidered objectionable because their roots
monopolizo too much land. Throughout
Franco and Northern Italy, and Control and
Northern Mu ropo, fences are almost un
known. Often the divisions of land do not
appear at all. Wiro fences were often
abolished, and tho only landmarks arc stone
pu?ts ot tho corners of tho land to designate
thc outlines,-D. Wyatt Aiken, ?rt News
and Courier.
Acts Passed by tim General As
gcmbly al Ibo JGxli'u Session of
An oct to iuvcsligoto and ascertain tho
actual bona fide indebtedness of tho
various counties in this Stato, and to
rogulatc the manner of paying tho samo.
Be it enacted, by tho Scnato and IIouso
of Representatives of tho Stato of South
Carolina, now met and sitting in General
Assembly, and by tho authority of tho
SECTION 1. That upon tho petition of
fifty tax payers of any county in tho State,
stating that said county is iu debt, and that
tho validity of said debt or somo portion
thereof is doubted and challenged, it shall
bo tho duty of tho Governor of tho Stato
to appoint n commission, consisting of three
competent and discreet citizens of said
county to investigate and ascertain tho truo
and real Lona fide indebtedness of said
county, who shall report in writing to tho
Board of County Commissioners a statement
of said bona fide indebtedness, and shall
report to tho G emeral Assembly at its next
session thc amount of said bona fide indebt
SRO. 2. That the said commission shall have
tho powor to send for porsonsand papers, be
authorized to swoar witnesses, and to nail
all persons having claims to appear before
it, and establish such claims, after duo and
sufficient notioo, by publication of thirty
days in tho paper of said county; that pond
iug said investigation tho propor officers ol
said oounty and counties aro hereby directed
and restrained from lovying and collecting
any special tax for tho paymont of tho said
post oounty dobt, orcatcd prior to tho first
day of Novombor, A. D. 1876.
SKO. 8. That tho members of said oom
mission shall oaoh bc entitled to re?oive $2
por diem for oaoh day actually employod
in such work, not to oxocod in all thirtj
Approved Juno ll, 1877.
An Aot to pr?vido for tho custody of offi
oial bonds of oounty officers, and foi
tho oxamination of tho same from timo ct
SECTION 1. Jte il enacted by tho Sonato nw
llouso of HoproBonU?vos of tho Stato of Sou tl
Carolina, now mot and sitting in Genora
Asiiomhly, and by ho authority of tho sar,p
That sootion 7 of chapter 28, of title ., o
tho revised statutes of South Carolina, bi
amended by striking out the words "publii
officers of this State."
SEO. 2. That tho sureties to the severn
bonds of the oounty offioorr heroin reforret
to, and required by law, shall bo in over
oaso oitizons of tho sovcral counties in whiol
their principals respectfully hold ornoo.
Approved Juno 9, 1877.
An Act to altor and ropoal sootion 20 of a
aot ontitled "An aot to regulato attach
moots," approved Soptcmbor 24, 186?
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by tho Sonat
and IIouso of Representatives of the Stat
of South Carolina, now mot and sitting i
General Assombly and by tho authority c
the same, That tho first ton words of seotio
20 of an aot entitled "An act to tegulal
httflohmcnta," opprovod Hoptombor 24
1868, bo Btrickon out, ond tbo rights and
remedies in suoh onsen oxisting beforo t' o
passago of said aot aro hereby restored.
SEO. 2. That tho powers and duties
formerly oxcroiscd by Magistrates, so far as
thc samo related to distress for rent, bo
and tho samo aro hereby, conferred upon
Triol Justices.
Approved Juno 8, 1877.
An Act to amond sections 55 and 56, chap
ter 120, of tho revised statutes, relativo
to liens on crops
SECTION 1. Bc il enacted by tho Senate
and I?OUHO of Representatives of tho State
of South Carolina, now met and sitting in
General Assembly and by tho authority of
tho sante, That sections 55 and 56, diopter
120 of thc revised statutes, relative to lien
on crops, ond oil amendments thereto, aro
hereby repealed on and after tho 1st of
January, 1878.
SEC. 5. That all acts and parts of acts in
consistent with this not bo, and thc samo aro
hereby, repealed.
Approved Juno 8, 1877.
Tho low? Convention.
WASHINGTON, Juno 28.-Thc action of
tho Dos Moines (Iowa) Convention, being
thc first State Convention, has boon oloscly
watahod. Tho financial planks aro ns fol
lows: 4th. Tho public credit should bo
sacredly maintained and all obligations ot
tho government honestly discharged, ansi
that wc favor tho carly attainment of cur
rency convertible with coin, and thcrcforo
advooato a gradual resumption of specie
payments by continuous and steady steps.
5th. Tho silver dollar, having been a legal
unit of value from tho foundation of the
Federal Govornmont until 1873, tho law
under whioh its coinago was suspended
should bc rcpeolcd at tho earliest possible
doy, and silver mado with gold a legal
tender in payment of all debts, both public
and private. Wo also boliovo that tho
present volume of ourroncy should be main
tained until tho wonts of trade and commerce
demand its further contraction. At the
conclusion of tho reading, a resolution en
dorsing tho President und bis policy was
oifcrcd by Mr. Healy as an amendment to
tho first resolution. This created ou inde
soribablo uproar and was received with
tumult, in whioh woro mingled vooiforous
protests and hisses. The Chair rulod thc
resolution as not being germain to tho
subject. An amendment endorsing tho
President's policy and saying it would
secure tho results asked for in tho third
resolution of the report of the com
mittee was thon offered to that resolution,
and met with tho samo result. Tho third
resolution, os presented by tho oommittce,
was then adopted. Aftor this, nil tho rest
of tho resolutions of tho oommittoo wore
adopted. Mr. Cutts offored tho following
Resolved, That thc BO-callcd Southern
policy whioh has been inaugurated and
pursued by tho present national administra
tion is in accordance with tho principles of
tho Republican party.
This was received amid goncral tumult.
Dr. Bardsley moved that it bc referred to thc
Committee on Resolutions. Mr. Merriam,
of Keokuk County, moved, amid groot cx
oitomcnt, that the resolution ho tabled,
whioh waa adopted by about a thrco-fourths
A Wonderful Discovery. (
Dr. J. W. Davonport, a nativo of South
Carolina, but who has boen for several years
residing in Dallas, Texas, has modo a ohom
inal discovery, which bids fair to provo of
incalculable benefit to tho human family,
while it will also completely revolutionize
all methods hcrctoforo in vogue for tho
preservation of fresh meats, vegetables,
fruits, deo. Tho discovery is thus described
by tbo Now Orleans Democrat:
A learned and praotical physician-Dr.
J. W. Davenport, of Dallas, Texas-has
modo a discovery, and obtained tho patent
therefor, whioh promises to bo of incalculable
value and usefulness to tho prosont and
future generations. It is simply the ascer
tainment of ibo ohomioal components of a
fluid for keeping nil kinds of fruits, vegeta
bles and meats fresh, sweet and pure. Tho
aim of tho ingenious chemist has been to
discover tho ingredients of a picklo whioh
would arrest tho process of decomposition
and extinguish tho germ, of decay of nil
animal and vogotablo siibstanoos without
impairing their flavor or imparting to thom
any injurious effect. It is ?implo a picklo
of tho most in?xpensivo sort, costing infi
nitely less than brino or vinegar, in whioh
any moat or vogotablo may bo kept in vessels
submerged for months, and when taken out
will bo found as pure and frosh os when tho
vegetables carno from tho gordon or tho meat
from tho butcher's stall. This pioklo may
bo furnished and prepared at a cost of four
oonts per barrel. The pioklc is so nearly
taatlcBS and palntoblo aa to demonstrate its
innocuousness, and yet from tho specimen
wo saw yesterday at 61 Carondelet street,
green oom whioh had boon immersed in it
for twolvo months, when boiled, could not
bo distinguished from tho oom whioh had
boon gothored that morning. Mutton and
pork ohops, and ovon fat papabottos, placed
in this pioklo wooks ago, whon subjected to
boat, had preserved all their original fresh
ness and flavor. No ono would evor suepoot
that they had over been brought in contact
with any ohemioai tiuid or aubstanuo. It
would appear that this fluid is far moro
effootivo and roliablo in preserving vegeta
bles and moats in their original freshness
than tho strong brine used in preserving
salt meats. This fact hoing established,
tho superiority both for nourishment and
health of frosh over salt meats would seouro
its universal adoption, pud provo invaluable
for uso on ships, in armies, and oh planta*
tioos. Tho ?implo nnti-soorbutic offcuts of
su oh a preservation of fresh meat and vogo
blcs would fonder jt of incalculabto benefit.
Tho Dallas (Texas) Commercial, pub
lished in Pr. Davenport's town, speaks in
tho highest terms of the discovery, tho
editor hating had ample opportunities of
testing thc samo. In tho issue of tho (Com
mercial of May 14th, tho editor saya:
To-day tho writer visited Dr. Davenport's
rcBidonoo, and reinspected smuo of tho
materials which hovo been preserved by the
process. -Tho demonstration of its success
aro as.complete as tho cvidonocs of tho
sonoc9 of sight, touch and tasto could make
thom. Groen corn, pluokcd now nearly
two years ago, is ns fresh, nutritious and os
sweet as if tito shuoks hod just boen taken
from it. Tomatoes arc, by virtue of tho
prescrvntivo, always ripo and luscious.
Asparagus can't wilt after subjection to'the
Doctor's troatmcnt. And passing from the
vegetable kingdom to tho animal, tho ex
periments-perhaps wo should say triumphs
arc startling, * -***- jn abort, Dr.
Davenport hos discovered and applied an
antiseptic principle whioh bids fair to do
away with all canning and dessioaling busi
ness. lie can instruct whoever will, nt a
cost that is a more trifle, to have a garden
all thc year round, to have fresh meats for
ever, and tho applicability of bis process is
almost limitless.
Mr. Ii. G. Strauss, who ono bo seen at
tho store of M. Strauss & Son, in Yorkville,
has on exhibition oom, fruit and vogctables
preserved by this process over twelve months
ugo, retaining their original freshness as if
tlicy had been plucked but yesterday. Mr.
Strauss will bo pleased to show the samples
to any ono interested ou tho subjeotof keep
ing fresh fruits and vegetables throughout
tho your.
Thu Street ol Hell.
Tn 1870 tbcro was in the United States
140,000 licensed liquor saloons. If formed
into a street with saloons on each sido,
allowing twenty feet to each saloon, they
would make a street two hundred and sixty,
fivo miles long. Lot us imagine them
brought together in auoh a street and let us
suppose- tho moderato drinkers and their
families oro marohing into it at the uppor
cud. j Go with mo if you hovo tho nervo
and patience, and Bland ut tho lowor end
and let ussoo what thatstroet tums out in
one year.
What army ia this that comes marohing
down tho stroct in solid column, live abreast
cxtonding five hundred' and seventy miles?
It is tho anny of 6,000,000 mon and women
who go daily and constantly to tho saloons
for intoxicating drinks as n bovorago.
Marching tweuty mites a day and it will
tako thom more than twenty-eight days to
go by.
Now they aro gone, and close in their
rear comes another army marohing fivo
abreast nud sixty miles in length. In it
there aro 530,000 confirmed drunkards.
There arc mon and wooton who havo lost
cootrokof their appotitcs, nud who are in
tho regular habit of getting drunk and
making beasts of themselves. Marohing
two abreast tho army is 150 miles long.
Sonn thom closely. There aro grey haired
men and fair haired boys. There aro, nins!
many women in tho army sunk to dooper
depths than tho men, booauso of tho greater
heights from whioh they fell, lt will take
thom Rcvon days to go by.
It is Q sud and sickening sight, but turn
not away yet, for thoro cornea another army
-100,000 criminals, from jails and
prisons and peniteutiarics they como.
At tho head of the army comes
a long line of poraons whoso hands aro
smeared with human blood. With ropes
around their neoks they aro on tho way to
tho guilows. Othors aro going to prison for
lifo. Evory orimo known to our laws has
bcon committed by these persons while
under tho influence of strong drink. But
hark li wheoco cornea those yolla, and who
those bound with strong chaina and guarded
by armed men'/ Thoy aro raving maniacs,
made iso by strong drink. Their eyes aro
tormontod by awful sights, and their ears
ring with horrid sounds. Slimy reptiles
crawl slowly down their backs, and fiends
from boll torment thom beforo their time.
They ure gono now, nud wo breath more
Dut what gloom is this that pervades tho
air, and what long tido of black coming
down tho street? It is tho lino of funeral
Kroce?sions. Ono hundrod thousand who
avo diod tho drunkard's death aro boing
oarried to their graves. Drunkards do not
havo many friends to mourn thoir loss, and
wo put thirty of thoir funeral processions
into ? milo. Wo thus have a procession
3,833 milos long, lt will toko a good part
of tho year for thom to go by, for fuuoral
processions movo slowly, yes, most of thom
do, but onoo in a whilo on unooflined oorpso
is driven rapidly by and wo boar tho brutal, !
driver sing,
"Quiok rattlo his bones, rattle his bonos,
Over tho stones!
He's only a paupor whom nobody owns."
Look into tho coffins as they go by. Seo
the doad drunkards! Somo diod of delirium
tremens, end tho. lines of toi rot are still
marked on thoir faces. 8omo froze to
death by thc roadside, ton drunk to reach
their homes. Homo stumbled from tho
wharf and wore drowned; somo wandered
into tho woods and died, and rotted on tho
eurfaoo of tho earth; somo blow their own
brains oat; somo wcro fearfully etabbod in
drunken brawls; como nero roasted in burn
iug buildings; others wcro crushed ia
shopolcBB masses under tho cara. They
died in various ways, but strong drink
killed them ntl, and ott their tombstones,
if they hovo any, may bo fitly inscribed,
"Ile died a drunkard's death." Close
behind them conies another long lino of
funeral processions, but they aro numerously
attended by mourning frionds. They con
tain tho remains of those who havo met
death through tho carelessness and cruelty
of drunkon men. Somo died of broken
hearts; somo wcro foully murdered by
druken husbands and fathers; somo Wcro
burned to death in buildings sot on fire by
drunkon men; sonic were horribly manglod
on railroads because of drunken engineers
or Aug naen;somo were blown up on a steam
boat because a drunkcu captain ran a race
with a rival boat.
But hero comes another army-thc child'
rcn-innocent ones, upon whom hos been
visited tho iniquities of their fathers. How
many aro there? Two hundred thousand!
Marohing two abreast they extend up tho
street thirty miles. Mach one must bear
through life tho stigma of being a drunk
ard's child. Thoy aro reduced to poverty,
want and beggary. Thoy livo iu iguorance
and vico.
Somo of tho children are mourning with
hunger and some aro shivering with cold.
A largo number of thom aro idiots, mode
Buoh before they were boru by brutal,
drunken fathers. And, worse than all tho
rest, many of thom havo inherited a love for
liquor and are growing up to toko the places
and do the deeds of their fathers. They
will fill up the ranks of tho awful army of
dru ii kai dy that moves in unbroken column
down to death.
It has taken nearly a year for tho street
to empty itsolf of its year's work. And
close in tho rear comes tho Vanguard of the
noxt yoar's Bupply. And if this is what
liquor I-.ns dono in one year in our great
oountry, what must bo its results iu all tho
world through tho long centuries.
Thus fur wo havo listened to tho story
that tho figures toll. Tho givo only thc
outlino of tho terrible tragedy that is going
on arouud us.
They cannot picturo to US tho wretuhed
squalor of a drunkard's home. They caonol
tell us how roany unkind and cruel word:
strong drink has caused, otherwise, kine
and tender hearted husbands and fathers tc
utter to their doar ones. They cannot tel
us how many heavy blows bavo fallen fron
tho drunkard's hand upon thoso whom it ii
his duty to love, cherish and protcot. Th oj
cannot tell us how many fond expectation!
and bright hopes which the young brido hat
of tho futuro nave boon blasted and turnee
to bitterest gal). They cannot number th<
long, weary hours of night, during Whicl
she hos anxiously awaited, and yet foarfullj
dreaded tho hoavy foot fall at tho door
Figures cannot toll us how many fioatding
tears thc wives of drunkards have shed, not
how many prayers of bitter anguish and
cries of agony God has hoard thom utter,
Thoy cannot toll us how many mothers have
worn out body and soul iu providing foi
children whom a drunkcu father has loft
destitute They cannot toll us how many
mothers' hearts havo broken grief as thej
saw a darling son becoming a drunkard
Thoy oannoi tell us how many gray bain
havo gono down in sorrrow to tho grave
mouroing over drunken ohildron. Th oj
oannot tell us bow many bard fought battles
tho drunkard, in bis sober moments, hat
with tho terrible appetite; how many time*
ho has walkod his room in despair, tempted
CO commit suicido because bo could noi
oonquor the demon. And finally wo oanuoi
search tho reoords of tho othor world, ant
see how many souls have been shut ont fron
that holy place whero no drunkard evoi
cn tors, and banished to tho regions of eterna
death by tho Gory demon of drink.
What man, what woman, what child
would not voto to havo that wholo street
with its awful trafilo in tho infornal s tn fi'
sunk to tho lowest depths of pordition, ant
covered ton thousand fathoms deep undo
tho ourses of tho univorso?
cu iii Feet.
Cold feet usually result from uncquo
circulation. Pcoplo of activo minds wil
bo muoh relieved by woariog, at tiroct
during their montai ta sks, u linen or cotto
skull-osp, frequently wrung out in col
water. Tho brain is ooolcd and sent mot
naturally to tho oxtrcmitics. A brilliar
Now York minister was compollod to wril
his sermons with his fcot in a hot bath,
prominent hydropathist advised tho wi
head-cap, which worked liko u oharm, nn
dispensed with tho inconvenient tub *
Tho fcot should bo washed in tepid wad
ovory day or two; but do not put thom in
water BO hot as to make thom tendor. J
oonoluding tho bath, dip them into qui
oold water, whioh oloscs tho pores naturall
and then wipo and rub thom entirely di
and warm.
Woor broad, heavy-soled, capacious boot
with a loose insolo. Tho foot appen
smaller and moro gentcol in a boot qui
largo for it, than in ono in whioh tho coi?
pression compels the sides to ovorjut t
solo and look tight over tho instep or toi
Ladies should remember this fact, which
so wc*' known to fashionable ahoomakoi
A stylish doalor waa daily compliment
about his email feet and nrioely fitting boo
a compliment whioh his wife also ahar
among her lady frionds. Tho sooret w
thoy novor pinohod their fcot, IT > w<
No. 8, while his wifo Woro tho popular a
of fives. Ho oould put ou a ?ix, or his w
a four, or perhaps a throe. My wearing
boots of the fora? of their feot, or ampio
size, tho boots remained in graceful shape.
Tho gentleman's boots were nearly No. 9 in
length; so mado to loud proportion and add
comfort iu walking.
Chango your boots often, tu uso, tboy
absorb moisture from within nnd without,
and by frequent chango and drying will bo
much warmer. If you ) aven't two pairs,
remove tho insoles and dr/ them thoroughly
with tho boots each night. Tho potent
Covered cork insole is a nice thing for thoso
who can otford them, if they do not sweat
tho feet. But tho smooth, stiff leather
insolo is tho best for all people; and ono
good pair will wear out several poire of
If your feet sweat easily, and the? chill
from thc dampness, wear light cotton stock
ings with your wool socks over them. Just
try this expedient, ond sec how nico and
worin your fcot feel. Ladies who ride will
find a large pair of socks, over shoe nod all,
a prent comfort;
When your feet a tb cold, ?.top abd warm
them; No business at thc desk, thc counter,
tho bench; no domestic task or social or
conventional circumstance is of so gravo
importance ns to worm one's feet when they
are oold. You can't afford the hazard to
health incurred by indifference to tho dis
comfort na taro is giving you as a premoni
tion of danger^ Mnny a little discoso has
ctept in through tho toes which found its
way to organio abodo in lungs or heart or
brain, and there developed until it cast n
death bolt.
Keep your feet dry. Self aoting rubbers
-on and off with a kiok-aro the grandest
life-preservers of tho ago. But if, by acci
dent, you wot your feet, don't bo foolish,
and Bit till death-damp steals to your vitals;
i or, Btill moro foolish, be frightened into a
fever. Exerciso common BCOSO, and remove
tho wot stockings. If chilly, toko a worm
foot bath, dosing, os usual, with a "cold
dip,'* and wipe and rub entirely dry; and
foel and bc tho botter for the accident. If,
in a judioious way, people would wet their
feet oftener-clear up to their cars-it
Would bo better for their health.
Tho Image of Christ.
Tho imago of Christ drawn by tho pencil
of tho Spirit, to which Scripture dircbt? our
aims, is painted in such eolors that it is
impossible often to contemplate it without
it irresistibly affootipg thc heart. As tho
bodily eye that has looked long nt the HUH
retains a bright imago of it, so tho spiritual
oye that gazes steadfastly on tho face of
Christ is filled with light. Wo carry this
imago with us wherever we go, and it blends
with all our thoughts and actious. It never
ocascs to bo a atudy to us, over growing
moro bright and beautiful as wo gaze upon
it, revealing in contrast, more and moro tho
darkness of our own hearts. I have said it
ia with us at conversation os it is in spring
when tho sun melts tho snow in the fields
and on tho mountain side, but upon tho
highest peaks and in tho deepest valley
patohes of it Btill romain. So thc mys of
tho spiritual sun may pcuotrato our souls,
and still tb uro romain in eooh heart heights
and depths wi...'0 yet all in cold and bard.
How muoh must still bo melted away, ho is
first aware who conscientiously yields him
self up to tho disciplino of Scripture. Tho
longer wo contemplate Christ tho moro do
we discover how unlike him wo are, how
selfishness has ponotratcd our inmost nature,
how poor Wo aro in humility, in love.
When wo enter this Behool of discipline, it
docs not seem BO. This beholding ourselves
in tho image of Christ bas tho peculiarity
that whilst wo moro and more discover tho
darkness in us, upon ns all the while un
conscious it is pouring its light. Paul hos
oxprcssod this io a particularly rich passage
in his lotter to the Corinthians. Ho says,
"But wo all, with open fooe, beholding an
in a glass tho glory of the Lord, arc ohonged
into tho aomo image, from glory to glory,
even as by tho Spirit of the Lord." A
wonderfully rich saying, indeed. Just aa
when wo behold ourselves in a mctalho
mirror, ho would say, it spreads over us it?
own cfiulgonco; so wo Christiana looking
with unveiled faoo at Christ, as into tho
mioror of humanity, aro adorned with his
light, made partakers of his Spirit, ohangod
os from glory to glory into tho samo re
splendent imago.
Buring tho pastnlx weeks, Senator Ron?
som, of North Carolina, hos been appealing
to tho Prosidcut and Scotetary of tho
Treasury for an amnesty for oil his pcoplo
ohnrged with violating tho internal revenuo
laws. Tho Senator hos been in Washington
for the Inst two days on this matter. It is
said ho ho9 concluded an arrangement, with
the Intornnl Ilovonuo Department, by whioh
all oases in North Carolina can bo compro
I miscd with tho government, under certain
restrictions. Tho terms uro understood to
bosotisfaotory to General Loach, John N.
Staples and Thomoa B. Keogh, who aro
I attorney? for tho whiskey and tobacco mon
of North Carolinn. Tho terms wiil bo modo
Known as soon as tho formal arrangoin^nta
aro oomplctcd with thc nttornoys.
Mr. Tilden says ho had no snob income a?
tho government claims ho had, and that ho
paid all tho ta* the law required. Ho admits
that ho neglected to make returns somo years,
but bo pata tho ponalty thorofor.
Pejrfsf fM<l| Juno 23.-A hydrophobia caso
at Mahoney City attracts muoh attontion.
Mr. Fostor, tho victim, is still living. When
offered water or ice he is seised with convul
siono. He suffers dreadfully. Ho was bitten,
povou months ago by a pet terrier.

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