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BUT ONE PAIR OF STOCKINGS.
An old wife sat by her bright fireside, Swaying thoughtfully to and fro In an ancient chair whose creaky craw Told a tale of long ago; While down by her side on the kitchen floor Stood a basket of worsted balls?a score. The good man dozed o'er the latest news Till the light of his pipe went out, And unheeded, the kitten with cunning paws Rolled and tangled the balls about ; Yet still sat the wife in the ancient chair, Swaying to and fro in the firelight glare. Bat anon a misty teardrop camo In her eye of faded blue, Then trickled down in a furrow deep Like a single drop of dew; So deep was the channel, so silent the stream, The good man saw naught but the dimmed eyebeam. Yet marvelled he much that the cheerful light Of her eye had weary grown, And marveled he more at the tangled balls, So he said iu a gentle tone, "I have shared thy joys since our marriage vow, Conceal not from me thy sorrows now ?" Then she spoke of the time when the basket there Was filled to the very brim ; And now there remained of the goodly pile But a single pair?for him; "Then wonder not at the dimmed eyelight, There's but one pair of stockings to mena to-night! "I cannot but think of the busy feet Whose wrappings were wont to lay In the basket awaiting my needle's time, Now. wandered so iar away ; How the sprightly steps, to a mother dear, Unheeded fall on the careless ear. "For each empty nook in the basket old Bv the hearth there's a vacant seat; Ana I miss five shadows from oil' tho wall, And the patter of many feet. 'Tis for this that a tear gathered over my sight. At the one pair of stockings to mend to-night! "'Twos said that fer through the forests vild, And over the mountains bold, Was a land whose rivers and darkening caves Were gemmed Mith the rarest gold; Then my first-born turned from the oaken door, And I knew the shadows were only four. "Another went fbrtb on the foaming wave, And diminished the basket's store, But his feet grew cold?so vreary and cold? They'll never be warm any more, And this nook in its emptiness seemeth to me To give forth no voico but tho moan of the sea. "Two others have gone towards the setting sun, And made themji home in its light* Ana i&iry ngures nnvo utikvu ujuu oumu To mend by the fireside bright; Some other basket their garments fill, But mine, Oh, mine! is omptior still. I "Another?the dearest, the frailest, the lastWas taken by the angels away, And clad in a garment that waxeth not old, In a land of oontinual day. Oh! wonder no more at the dimmed eyelight, While I mend the one pair of stockings to-night!" HumflMus Department. GREAT DOG FIGHT. There is an excellent moral to the following story, which is told with great skill. It shows us how a whole village is some| times torn to pieces by a fight between two puppies : The most remarkable fight on record came off at Frogtown, on the frontier of Maine, some years ago. It engrossed the entire community in one indiscriminate melee?interminable lawsuit or suits at law, distraction of the town and its downfall or ruin. A fanciful genius, named Joe Tucker, a man about town, a lounger without visible means of support, a do-nothing, loafing, cigar-smoking, good-natured fellow, owned a pretty beast, always at Joe's heels, and known as well as his master, and liked far better by the Frogtowners. One day, Joe and bis dog were passing Bunion's grocery store, when a piebald, ugly-looking dog. standing alongside a wood wagon, bounded onto Joe Tucker's dog, knocked him heels over head, and so frightened Bob Carter's wife, who was passing towards her husband's blacksmith shop with his dinner, that she stumbled, and her old sun-bonnet flopped off, and scared the horse attached to the wagon. He started, hit Latherum's barber pole, upset the load of wood, all of which falling down Gumbo's refreshment cellar, struck one of Gumbo's children on the head, killing it for a short time, stone dead, and and so alarmed Mrs. Gumbo, that she let fall a stew pan of boiling hot oysters into her customer's lap, who sat waiting for the savory concoction by a table in a corner, instead of the dish. Mrs. Gumbo rushed for the child, and the customer for the door. Mrs. Gumbo screamed, the customer yelled out. "Oh! oh! oh-oh-oh, my poor child," cried Mrs. Gumbo. "Eh, e-h-e-e-e," screamed the poor child. "Oh, murdpr-r-r! Oh, my everlasting sir, I'm scalded to all eternity !" "Murder ! murder!" roared the poor customer. The horse, a part of the wagon, and some wood, were on their mad career. The owner of the strange dog came out of the store just in time to see Joe Tucker seize a rock to demolish the savage dog, and not waiting to see Joe let drive, gave him such a pop on the back, that poor Joe fell forty feet up the street, ahd striking a long ladder upon which Jim Edcrby was perched, rvo-Jnf unf in KanrJ fnrtv fppt. nhnvo terra firma, brought ladder, Jim and paint pot sprawling to the earth, crippling poor Jim for life, and sprinkling blue paint over the broad-cloths, satinets and calicoes of Abraham Miller, a formal and even-tempered Quaker, who ran out of the door, just as the two dogs had got fairly at it, hip and thigh, nip and catch. A glance at things seems to convince Abraham of the true state of the case, and, in an unusually elevated tone of voice, Abraham called out to Joe Tucker, who had righted up : "Joseph Tucker, thy dog's a fighting!" "Let 'em fight it out," yelled the pugnacious owner of the strange dog. "Let 'em fight it out. I'll bet a log of wood my dog can beat any dog in town, and I can beat the owner." We have said Abraham Miller was a quiet man; Quakers arejproverbially so. But the gauntlet thrown down by the stranger from the country, stirred the gall of Abraham ; he rushed into the store, and from the back yard, having slipped liis collar, Abraham brought forth a brindle cur, strong, low and powerful. "Friend," said the excited Quaker, "thy dog shall be well beaten, I promise thee. Hyke, seize him!" "Turk, here boy !" And the dogs went at it. Bob Carter, the smith, coming up in time to hear the stranger's defiance to the town, and bent on a fight with somebody for the damages to his wife, clamped the collar of the stranger, and by a series of ten-pound ers upon the face, back and sides of his bully antagonist, with his natural sledge hammers, Bob stirred up the strength and ire of the bully stranger to the top of his compass, and they made sparks fly dreadfully. Joe Tucker's dog, reinforced by Abraham Miller's took a fresh start, and between the two, the strange dog was being cruelly put to his stumps. Deacon Pugh, one of the most pious and substantial men in Frogtown, came up, and indeed the whole town was assembling, and Deacon Pugh, armed with a heavy walking stick, and shocked at the spectacle before him, marched up to the dogs, exclaiming as he did so : "Fie, fie, for shame ! disgraceful! you mean citizens of Frogtown, will you stand by and?" "Don't thee, don't thee strike my dog, Deacon Pugh," cried Abraham Miller, advancing toward the Deacon, who was about to cut right and teft with his cane. "Your dogs !" shouted the Deacon, with evident fervor. "Not my dogs, Deacon Pugh," said the Quaker. "What did you say so for then ?" said the Deacon. "I never said they were my dogs, Deacon Pugh." "You did!" yelled the Deacon. "Deacon Pugh, thee speaks groundlessly," said the Quaker. "You tell a falsehood, Abraham Miller." "Thee utters a mendacious assertion," reiterated Abraham. "You ? you ? tell a lie!" shouted the Deacon. "Thou hast provoked my evil passion, Deacon Pugh," shouted the stalwart Quaker, "and I will chastise thee." And into the Deacon's hair went the Quaker. The Deacon, nothing loth, entered into the fight, and we leave them to "pin and tuck," to look to the stranger and Bob Car - ? - i a. i a. "i n __i_ A i ter, who fought ana nc, ana nt anu iougnc until Squire Catchem and the constable came up, jand in the attempt to preserve the peace and arrest the offenders, the Squire was thrust through the window of a neighboring watchmaker, doing a heap of damage, while lawyer Hooker, in attempting to 1 aid the constable, was hit in mistake, by ' the furious blacksmith, in the ribs, and went reeling down Gumbo's cellar with frightful velocity. 1 The friends and fellow-churchmen of Deacon Pugh took sides against the Quaker 1 antagonist, and then the shop-boys of A- 1 braham, seeing their employer thus beset, 1 came to the rescue ; while two Irishmen, full of fun and frolic, believing it to be a "free fight," tried their hands and sticks upon the combatants so indiscriminately, that in '( less than half an hour, the happy village of Frogtown was shaken from its propriety by ; one grand, sublimely ridiculous and most 1 terrific battle. ' Heads and windows were smashed ; chil- 1 dren and women screamed; dogs barked; and so furious, mad and excited became the < whole community, that a quiet looker-on, 1 if there had been any, would have declared 1 that the evil ones were all in Frogtown. f A heavy thunder-storm finally put an end I to the row, the dogs were more or less kill- 1 ed, a child severely wounded, a man scald- 1 ed, wagon broke, the horse ran himself to J death, his owner badly beaten by Bob Car- 1 t.er whose wife and the wives of many oth- 1 ers were dangerously scared, the painter < was crippled, dry goods ruined, a Quaker i and a deacon, two Irishmen, lawyer Hook- ? er, Squire Catchem, and some fifty others, shamefully whipped. Lawsuits ensued, 1 feuds followed, and the entire peace and t good repute of Frogtown annihilated?all ? by a remarkable dog fight. | i A Youth wno has a keen Perception ' of the Chief End of Widows.?A lady i in Rhinebeck was recently reading to her < child?a boy of seven years of age?a story < of a little fellow whose father was taken ill and died, whereupon the youngster set 1 dilligently to work to assist in supporting I himself and his mother. When she had t finished the story, the following dialogue t ensued: < Mother?"Now, my little man, if pa was 1 to die, wouldn't you work to help your 1 mother ?" Boy (not relishing the idea of work)? "Why ma ; what for i Ain't we got a good i house to live in ?" ? Mother?*'0h yes, my% child ; but we 1 can't eat the house, you know." ] Boy?"Well, ain't we got flour and su- ] gar, and other things in the store room ?" i Mother?"Certainly we have, my dear, < but they won't last long, and what then ?" I Boy?"Well, ma, ain't there enough to i last until you can get another husband ?" 1 ? I There once lived on the banks of , the Beaver river a man by the name of , Smith who took it into his head to raise . ducks. Unfortunately for him ducks would ( go into the river and swim off. He got , tired of losing his ducks; so one morning ] he and his son Jake got a boat and went , out on the river to capture all of them? , which they did except one old drake who . baffled all attempts to catch him. The old , man was not noted for his patience, so he ( told Jake to take one of the paddles and ( when the boat got near enough to kill the , drake; and, he continued, "now Jake be j sure and strike the fatal blow." When the ] Kn??> ornf. within reach of the drake. Jake i brought the paddle down with all his might, j and the old man exclaimed, "Oil, Jakey, ( did you strike the fatal blow ?" "Yes, daddy; , I struck the blow, but I missed the drake.'' ( jggf A soldier of the West, during the 1 war, being off duty, was engaged by a land- ' lord to dig a patch of potatoes on condition that he should be furnished with a hottle of whiskey to begin with. The landlord ac- , cordingly took him to the field, showed him . the patch, and left him a full bottle of his beverage. About an hour afterward the i landlord went to see how the son of Mars , progressed in his business of farming. He found him holding to an old stump, unable to stand without it, his bottle lying empty at his feet, and no potatoes dug. Being quite exasperated the landlord exclaimed: , "Ilaloo, you scoundrel! Is this the way 1 you dig potatoes for me?" "Ha!" says 1 the soldier, lapping his tongue, staggering half round, squinting and hiccuping, "if : .rrtn wont vmir nntatnes du<r. fetch em on : jyju r_. Q, for I'll be hanged if I'm to run round the lot after 'cm." Killing Fleas.?More than ten years ago, says an exchange, a mode of doing this was suggested, which would be found still more effectual at the present day. It was to place the ferocious animal on a smooth board, and pen him in with a hedge of shoemaker's wax. Then as soon as he becomes quiet, commence reading to him the doings of Congress during the present session, and and in five minutes he will burst with indignation. 'EST' In the Arkansas campaign, the general officer found the entire th grouped around a saw mill and weeping like Niobcs. "Why, boys," he asked, what is the matter?" Matter enough," sobbed one enterprising volunteer. "Thus far we have never left anything behind; but we can't possibly steal this saw mill I" I IpgttttanwM JWichs. THE OCEAN BOTTOM. Mr. Green, the famous diver, tells singular stories of his adventures, when making search in the deep waters of the ocean. He | gives some new sketches of what he saw at i the "Silver Bank," near Hayti: "The banks of coral on which my divings were made are about forty miles in length, and are about ten to twenty in breadflk. On this bank of coral is presented to the diver < one of the most beautiful and sublime scenes i the eye ever beheld. The water varies from : ten to one hundred feet in depth, and so i clear that the diver can see from two to i three hundred feet when submerged, with but little obstruction to the sight. 1 The bottom of the ocfean in many places , is as smooth as a marble floor; in others it is studded with coral colums, from ten to one hundred feet in height, and from one to 1 eighty feet in diameter. The tops of those more lofty support a myriad pyramidal pendants, each forming a myriad more, i giving reality to the imaginary abode of some water-nymph. In other places the pendants form arch after arch, and, as the : diver stands on the bottom of the ocean, i and gazes through in the deep winding avenues, he finds that they fill Him trith as i sacred an awe as if he were in some old cathedral which had long been buried beneath 1 old ocean's wave. Here and there the cor- i al extends even to the surface of the water, ] as if the loftiest columns were towers be- ] longing to those stately temples that are now in ruins. - i There were countless varieties of trees, i shrubs and plants in every crevice of the 1 corals where water had deposited the earth. They were all of a faint hue, owing to the 1 pale light they received, although of every i 3hade, and entirely different from plants that I am familiar with that vegetate upon dry land. One in particular attracted my attention; it resembled a sea fan of im- ' mense size, of variegated colors and the 1 most brilliant hue. The fish which inhabit 1 the "Silver Banks" I found as different in ' kind as the scenery was varied. They were 1 of all forms, colors and sizes?from the sym- J metrical goby to the globe-like sunfish; from the dullest hue to the changeable dolphin ; from the spots of the leopard to the hues of the sunbeam: from the harmless minnow to the voracious shark. Some had heads like squirrels, others like :ats and dogs, some of small size resembled the bull terrier. Some darted through the svater like meteors, while others could scarcely be seen to move. To enumerate and explain all the various finds of fish I beheld while diving on these banks would, were I enough of a naturalist >o to do, require more than my limits alow, for I am convinced that most of the finds of fish which inhabit the tropical seas ;an be found there. The sun fish, the star ash, white shark and blue or shovel nose shark were often seen. There were also fish which resembled slants, and remained as fixed in their posi;ion as a shrub: the only power they possessed was to open and shut when in danger. Some of them resembled the rose vhen in full bloom, and were of all hues. These were the ribbon fish, from four or ive inches to three feet in length ; their , ;yes are very large and protrude like those )f a frog. m%:' Another fish is spotted like a leopard, 'rom three to ten feet in length. They juild their houses like beavers, in which I ;hey spawn, and the male or female watches < ;he egg till it hatches. I saw many spe- 1 jimens of the green turtle, some five feet j ong, which I should think would weigh 1 rom 400 to 500 pounds." i 1 What Breaks Down Young Men.?It i s a commonly received notion that hard 1 study is the unhealthy element of college ] ife. But from tables of the mortality of ' Harvard University, collected by Professor ? Pierce from the last triennial catalogue, it t s clearly demonstrated that the excess of j leaths for the first ten years after gradua- ] :ion is found in that Dortion of each class i inferior in scholarship. Every one who lias been through the curriculum knows, that where ASschylus and Political Economy injure one, late hours and rum punches ise up a dozen ; and that the two little fingers of Bacchus are heavier than the loins if Euclid. Dissipation is a swift and sore lestroyer, and every young man who follows it is as the early flower exposed to untimely frost. Those who have been inveigled in the path of vice are named "Legion," for they are many?enough to convince every novitiate that he has no security that he shall escape a similar fate. Lack if sleep each night, high, living, and plenty if "smashers," make war upon every function of the human body. The brains, the heart, the lungs, the liver, the spine, the limbs, the bones, the flesh?every part and faculty?are overtasked, worn and weakened by the terrific energy of passion and appetite loosed from restraint, until, like a iilapidated mansion, the "earthly house of this tabernacle" falls into ruinous decay. Fast young man, right about! A SENSIBLE WISH. Speaking extemporaneously is rather difficult until you get used to it. A young lawyer in New Hampshire, who had never yet had a case in court, was invited to deliver an oration on the occasion of the opening of a new bridge. It was a fine opportunity to establish his reputation. He did not prepare himself, for he had an idea that that was unlawyer like, and that a lawyer must be able to speak any number of hours in a style of thrilling eloquence as a moment's notice. He stood out upon the platamid tlio rtrnfnimd nt.fAnt.5nn nf LU1 Hi J UUU (VIU1U l/UV |/4 VAVUt*V4 MVMV v. Iris hearers, commenced as follows : "Fel- < low citizens: Five-and-forty yetvrs ago, this ] bridge, built by your enterprise, was part \ and parcel of the howling wilderness." : He paused for a moment. "Yes,, fellow- ' citizens, only five-and-forty years igo, this 1 bridge where we stand, was part and par- 1 eel of the howling wilderness." Again he 1 paused. (Cries of "go on.") Here was ] the "rub." "I hardly feel it necessary to 1 repeat that this bridge, fellow-citizens only < five-and-forty years ago, was part and par- 1 eel of the howling wilderness: and I will 1 conclude by saying that I wish it was part i and parcel of it now!" 1 ffgy "Very pretty is the following idea , taken from the local column of the Pica- ' yune.. "The light of love is very beautiful amid scenes of sorrow, and as the moon- 1 beams seems holier and more tender round i a ruin or churchyard than in festive hills, 1 so is affection brighter when bestowed upon j the wretched than when attracted by youth i and happiness." i fNpattwettt. MACHINERY ON THE J1 ARM. One oflhe most cheering indications oi the times is the rapid introduction of implements in husbandry, especially, of those that are moved by horse power. In this matter, the West is ahead of the East, and the grain-growing districts greatly excel the dairy regions. Corn, where it is grown upon a large scale, is now very generally cultivated by horse-power, without the use of the hand-hoe. Five times cultivating is much better than three times hoeing ana much cheaper. Some drill in their corn, one kernel in antece and one foot apart, by a horse drill^nd claim that they not only do the work at much less expense, but get a much larger crop. There is no hand labor about it until you come to the hartroafinnr nnfl Avon -this VG anticinate. will . ?""b, ?? --- ?- r / soon be done by machinery. Potatoes are cut, dropped and covered, cultivated and dug by horse-power, and, we think, will Boon be bagged and binned in the same way. Wheat is put in by the horse drill, and cut by the horse reaper* ^The hay harvest is now all securwl by horse power. These machines are not indeed universally introduced, but their economy is so apparent, and they put the hay and grain harvests so completely into the power of the farmer that no man can long afford to do without them. The manufacture of these machines has become a vast business, giving employment to tens of thousands of men, and the demand for them is constantly increasing. They are a powerful argument for clearing out of stumps and boulders, and for making rough ways smooth. The man who clings to the time honored tools and the "good old ways" will be badly beaten in the market.?American Agriculturist. THE COTTON PROBLEM. The Montgomery Advertiser says "the evidence is culminative and daily increasing it a rate wtncti Dias toir to overwneim tne most skeptical at no distant day, that the cultivation of cotton for export in the raw 3tate must be abandoned in the South. We no longer can hope to compete with foreign countries since the fact has ^been established that it eosts about twice as much to produce it here as it costs elsewhere, leaving out of view the American tax upon our producers of two and a half cents per pound. If this tax should be repealed, as t possibly may be, the ensuing winter, still ;he cultivation of cotton in this country, jxcept just enough for home manufacture inly, must from necessity be stopped, and irovision crops substituted therefor. And ve shall probably not be able to produce ;otton for our own home manufacturers vithout a high protective tariff against the oreign article?a consumation which we leed not expect, in view of the power of Uongress and its will, heretofore exhibited, ;o legislate maliciously against us whenever t consents to be ruled by malignant leaders. "The tendency of all purely cotton growng countries is to neglect everything else, md the daily exports of wheat to Europein markets affords strong evidence of this act.' Prices of flour and wheat now rule ligh in Liverpool, caused by the demand 'or food from the East India country, which las taken for its motto the exploded Southern idea that "Cotton is King." TOOL-ROOMS FOR FARMERS. Farmers should take great care of their nnlo on/1 imnlomanta nr>fl nnt lonvn t.hpm IVUIO AMJJk/iViuvitvvj uti V4 (SW v AVWIV wmv>m )ut to get wet,-and to the influence of a lot sun to crack the wood. Wagons and ilotvs will last a lifetime if well housed^; jut when left out, exposed to all kinds of weather, a few years suffice to use them lp. A tool-room is as important to a farner as any building on his farm. A workicnch, with a vice at one end, is" very important. Here a hundred things can be 'fixed," too numerous to mention. In mch a room an assortment of good tools should be kept?saws, planes, augers, bits, gimlets, files, etc. Then get a large supply of nails of all kinds, wrought and cut, md some made especially for "little jobs," ;hat require small nails. The city hardware dealers have them; they come in papers like brads. You also want an assortnent of screws. No matter whether you snow any use to which you can put many )f the screws, brads, nails, etc.; you "will !)e sure to use them all, sooner or later. STou also require various pieces of timber, ready seasoned, to enable you to make or nend any thing that can be done outside )f a wneelwright or blacksmith shop. Try it, farmers, and see how quickly you md your sons can learn on rainy days to put your farm tools in order, and also do nany other things for the "women folks" ;hat will save you hundreds of dollars in the end.?Rural American. Mutton vs. Pork.?Physicians recommend mutton as the most wholesome meat, ;hc easiest digested, and best suited to invalids ; while pork, as everybody knows, s the most unwholesome flesh eaten. In England, mutton is a favorite dish, and we apprehend it is to this, rather than to roast beef, that the Englishman owes his robust health and rosy complexion. Our people eat too much pork and too little nutton. And yet, as a cotemporary well emarks, "mutton can be produced pound 'or pound at less than half the price of pork; yields more nourishment when ea;en; and keeping sheep does not exhaust i farm to the extent feeding hogs does.? Sheep can be kept during the winter on hay ind turnips, or mangel wurtzel, or sugar oeet, while hogs will not do without at least some corn." Transplanting Trees.?A corrcsponlent in Ohio asks us whether he can transplant trees in the winter months, when he isuully has more leisure than at any other season of the year. Certainly he can.? There is nothing to hinder except the frost. Trees set out in unfrozen ground in December, January and February will, if carefully done, be about as sure to'grow as in November or March. As to evergreens, which he farther inquires about, there is no difficulty as to their growing if properly transplanted. Our own loss has been less with them than any other tree. They should, however, be firmly staked to keep them in their places during the high winds of March and April.?Q-crmantown Telegraph. Holding up Milk.?Mr. L. Morton informs the Rural American that when his cows trouble him in this way, he reaches his hand up and places the ends of his fingers on the backbone, forward of the hips, and presses down hard for a minute or so, and they always give their milk very freely. i fjtfffewtt* (fttquiitr. TERMS?IN ADVANCE t SPECIE. CURRENCY One Copy, one year, 9 2 50 9 3 50 One Copy, Six months, 1 25 2 00 , One Copy, Three months,.. 75 1 00 Two Copies, one year, 4 50 0 00 1 Five Copies, " 44 a 75 12 50 Ten Copies, 44 44 17 50 25 00 To persons who make up clubs of ten oi more names, an extra copy of the paper will b< famished one year, free or charge. ADVERTISEMENTS i Will be inserted at One Dollar and Fifty Cent; per square for the first, and Seventy-five Cent* ' per square for each subsequent insertion?less thai . three months. A square consists of the space oc cnpied by ten lines of this size type, or one inch No advertisement considered less than a square. 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The weed sewing machine company, in addition to their well-known and highly appreciated No. 2, or Wheel Feed Machine, an now introducing their New Drop Feed, or F. F Machine, confidently asserting that it is the mos simple, durable, compact ana beautiful piece o mechanism ever presented to the public. It not only retains the principal essential point* of the former, but combines with them the manj and desirable advantages which render a positiv* four motion feod so admirably adapted to ligh family sewing, and at the same time capable of ex ecuting, with the most unerring certainty and pro cision, all the heavier grades or ordinary worn. Principal Agencies : 613, Broadway, N. York 349, Washington street, Boston, 102, Washingtoi street, Chicago. 1315, Cliesnut street, Philadel phia, Pa., and sold at most large Business Centres jfcfS" Local Agents wanted everywhere. The Weed Sowing Machine was awarded th( highest inetlal at the Paris Exposition, July, 1867 Soptember 26 22 6m JUST RECEIVED AT ROSE'S GROCERY AND Provision Store, a lot of fine BACON AND SUGAR-CURED HAMS, a well selected lot of SUGARS, COFFEE, MOLASSES, Spices, Jellies, Pickles, Teas, Vermicelli, Maccaroni, MACKEREL, SHAD, 100 SACKS SALT, And other articles too numerous to mention.? I am daily receiving supplies of Groceries of every description, which i WILL SELL LOWER FOR CASH, tiian those who pretend To Sell at Cost! W. E. ROSE. September 26 22 tf THE BEST TONIC IN USE. ~ MANUFACTURED BY Dr, O. F. Panknin, CHARLESTON, S. C. January 24 39 ly? STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. York IMstriot. Lowis M. Grist, vs. Soth W. Fowlo A Co.?Intiii Common Plkas.?Attachment. WHEREAS, the Plaintiff did, on the 9th day of February, 1807, file his declaration againsl the Defendant, who, (as it is said) is absent from and without the limits of this State, and has neither wife nor Attorney known within the limits 01 the same, upon whom a copy of the said declaration might uo served. It is, therefore, ordered, that the said Defendant do appear and plead to the Declaration filed against him, on or before the 3d day of March, which will be in the year of oui Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight, otherwise final and absolute judgment will be given against him. J. F. WALLACE, c. c. c. v. <& a. s. Clerk's Ofiico, York District, S. C. i March 7 45 lyq TO PRINTERS. THE undersigned otters for sale the Printing Material mentioned below: cheap for Cash.? 24 lbs Leads?cut to 14 ems Pica. 150 Advertising Rules?cut 14 ems Pica. 47 Brass Dashes?cut 14 ems Pica. 1 23 Parallel Cross Rules?cut 14 ems Pica. 13 Double Cross Rules?cut 14 ems Pica. C "short" and 0 "long" Column Rules. Also, tlio "Head Rules" formerly used on the "Enquirer." One 36-inch roller mould, in good order, and several book, newspaper and Job chases. The roller mould will be sola for ?15. I Also, one 3-inch Screw Standing Press with 300 paper and 10 wooden boards. The Press, Ac., is in good order, and will be sold as it stands?for one hundred dollars in cash. Cost ?140 previous to the war. Also, 350 lbs Nonpareil?but little used?at 40 cents per pound. L. M. GRIST. Ihe fiiMt <??qttiw FOR 1868 ! NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE UP CLUBS. # ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-FIVE DOLLARS DT PREMIUMS. ; A STORY OF THE LATE WAR. CURRENT NEWS OF THE DA Y?INTERESTING LOCAL HISTORY?AGRICULi TUBAL MATTERS, POETRY, HUi MOR, MARKET REPORTS, l dtc., dkc., etc. , ON THURSDAY, the Second day of January, 1868, the YORKVILLE ENQUIRER will enter the fourteenth year of its publication, fad the proprietor takes pleasure in informing the public, that arrangements have been completed whereby the paper will lose none of the interest which has characterized it heretofore. Mr. JAS. WOOD DAVIDSON will continue his versatile and trenchant Contributorials from tiie State Capital, and will keep the readers of the ENQUIRER fully posted on all matters, within his province, which are worthy of being known and recorded. An arrangement has been made to continue the services of WM. H. BRAWLEY, Esq., as a Contributing Editor from Chester, who is charged with the duty of furnishing to the ENQUIRER, all matters of local interest to the people of Ches ter District. From the energy he has displayed heretofore, the Proprietor feels assured that the > readers of the ENQUIRER, in Chester District, will realize the fact that "a ohiel's amang them takin notes, and faith, he'll prent 'em." As a contribution to the local history of York District, there will lie miblislied. durintr the vear. A HISTORY OF BETHESDA CHURCH. Written for the ENQUIRER by the late lamented Rev. John S. Harris, to which will be added a short biographical sketch of the author, together with a list or the members of Bethesda congregation, who fell in the late war. The history goes bock to the organization of the Church, anterior to the Revolutionary War of1776, and will possess great interest to all readers who ore familiar with things pertaining to York District. The general oonduct of the paper will be the same as heretofore?presenting in each issue an interesting melange, suited to the tastes and wants of every class oi' readers. The MARKETS' of Yorkville, Chester, Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and New York, will be reported from latest dates. THE FARMER will find his column occupied, as usual, with seasonable articles ; whilst those who love to "laugh and grow fat," will be . presented with tho accustomed repast of WIT, i HUMOR and SENTIMENT. THE ENQUIRER will keep up closely with tho Nkws (Iftiie Day?with equal care eschewing the discussion of political or vexed questions, aha avoidlngthe insertion of any reading matter which will detract from the character it assumes as , A LITERARY Ali FAMILY IEVSPAFEB. I The Proprietor takes pleasure in announcing that early in the year, the publication of an ORIGINAL STORY OF THE LATE WAR wiU be commenced. The story is from the pen of Mr. JOHN WITHERSPOON ERYIN, of Manning, S. C., who is probably one of the best writers In this department of literature in the Southern States. The Story is of a LOCAL CHARACTER, and is one of the most entertaining that has been offered to the Southern public in many years. 1 It is entitled . "ISOLETTE, THE FEMALE SPY," A Story of Charleston and the War* The scene is laid in unariestonana onmeisianas . in the vicinity, from whence some of the princi' pal characters are transferred to Virginia. The Story is FOUNDED ON FACTS, and some of the characters are yet alive. To those who are partial to tliis kind of literature, the Story will be worth at least a year's subscription to the ENQUIRER. In order to reward those persons who may be disposed to assist us in procuring subscribers, the Proprietor has determined to oft'er the following VALUABLE PREMIUMS for the Largest Clubs: A WEED'S SEWING MACHINE, which will cost in New York, Sixty-five Dollars. This machine is represented to us, bf persons who are judges, us i>eing equal to any that is made, and worth the money at which it is rated. The next Premium, in valne, will be a COMPLETE FILE of the YORKVILLE ENQUIRER for eleven years?from 1855 to 1807?bound in a substantial manner, and embracing FOUR LARGE BOOKS. This premium is reckoned to be worth Fifty Dollars, and containing, as it ' does, a running history of the period ombraoecL is ' of great valne as a medium or reforanoe, boaiaea 5 furnishing a large quantity of reading matter at all times interesting. t The next Premium, in value, is one of AMES' f DOUBLE CORN SHELLERS, worth Twenty Dollars. This machine is substantial and well i made, and is altogether worth the price fixed upon r it. I TpSr The person making the largest Club of 1 subscribers, at $1 75 each, in Specie, or $2 50 in " Currency, will be entitled to the first choice of premiums; the person making the second largest, the second choice ; and the person making the third largest, the third choice. 1 The Premiums will be awarded to the success ful competitors ON THE FIRST MONDAY IN FEBRUARY NEXT, at 3 o'clock, p. m. The names should bo sent in, howover, as they are ob5 tained; additions being made to the lists up to the day of award. No names will be counted until paid for. It is not required that members of a Club shall be all at one post office, but the paper will be forwarded as desired. Persons who are i already subscribers, may loin ciuds, ana com> menco from the date to which they have paid.' TKRM8-IN ADVANCE. SPECIE. CURRENCY. ONE COPY, ONE YEAR,...? 2 50 $ 8 50 TWO COPIES, ONE YEAR, 4 50 6 00 FIVE 41 44 44 8 75 12 50 TEN 44 44 44 17 50 25 00 I ONE COPY, SIX MONTHS, 1 25 2 00 1 jZST- To persons who make up CLUBS OF TEN ORMORE NAMES, but who may fail to obtain a prize, we will send the ENQUIRER, one year, i FREE OF CHARGE ; and to those who send a CLUB OF TWENTY OR MORE NAMES, but who may fail to obtain a prize, wo will forward a copy of "the ENQUIRER, ono year, FREE OF CHARGE, and a copy of either, "The Land We . Love," "Godey'sLaay's Book," "Peterson's Magazine," or any weekly newspaper published In the Southern States. Address L- %STOc. December 5 82 tf 18 6 8-1 THE SOUTHERN FAVORITE I nn nmfllBiB aisi Beautifully Illustrated & Elegantly Printed ! Pronounced by the Southern Press to be the most elegant and talented young people?e paper printed in this country. \lfJ"E are now publishing MAROONER'S ISLJJ AND, a Sequel to the Young Marooners, and Jack Dobell, or a Boy's Adventures in Texas, by one of Fannin's men?pronounced equal to the best of Mayne Reid's stories." We shall begin, in the first number of 1868, a thrilling story, by a lady of Virginia, entitled "ELLEN HUNTER: A Tale of the War," which will run for several months. Among the regular contributors to BURKE'S WEEKLY ere Rev. F. R. Goulding. author of "The Young Marooner's;" Mrs. JaneT. H. Cross; Mrs. Ford, of Rome, Go.; Miss Mary J. Upshur, of Norfolk, Va., and many others. Tkrms?$2 a year in advance; Three copies for i $5; Five copies for $3; Ten copies for $15, and Twenty-one copies for $30. . Clergymen and Teachers furnished at $1.50 per annum. , The volumo begins with the July number, i Back numbers can be supplied from the first, ' and all yearly subscribers may receive the num4 43 i*at oiv *YVAnfKa otif/ihorl 1T? QT1 A1 A? UCI7J JUl UIO lUOb OlA HIVUHW. OV?WUVM *? ? W?w j gant illuminated cover. Address r J. W. BURKE A CO., Publishers, Macon, Ga. ' December 23 35 tf THE GREAT POPPLARPAPERi :tu ciiiinni iiiit ins, SUBSCRIPTION PRICE SIX DOLLARS A YKAR. : THECHARLESTON TRI-WEEKLY NEWS Three Dollars a Year?Two Dollars for Six Months. x TERMS, CASH IN ADVANCE. No Paper sent unless the Cash accompanies . the Order. No paper sent for a longer time than paid for. RIORDAN, DAWSON A CO., Proprietors. L. M. GRIST, Agent, Yorkville, S. C. I December 23 35 tf ! ~ C. E. BETCHLER & CO., i \\TATCHMAKERS and MANUFACTURERS Tf of JEWELRY, Ac., Ac. On Main-street, ' in "Stowe'a Hotel" Building, Yorkville, S. C. June 27 6 ly . STOVES. r , n Rf^HH ^Br J7ST RECEIVED, A LARGE AND COMPLETE assortment of COOKING STOVES. Also, a few HEATING STOVES. PRICES FROM $20 TO $75, CURRENCY. All ordors shall receive prompt attention, and Stoves purchased from us waj&nted to give satisfaction. G. W. CURTIS A CO., Chester, & C. October 17 1867. 25 *. 6m PIEDMONT r LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF VIRGINIA. TIE Subscriber respectfully informs the public generally that he nas accepted the Agency of the a Dove uompany. ana is now prepared 10 issue policies of LIFE. INSURANCE. The solvency of the Company Is certified to by the Court Officers of Nelson county, Virginia, and is commended to those who desire to support a "Home Institution. j. a. Mclean, At the store of J.&E.b. Stowe. the object , Of this Company is to insure lite?not indeed to prolong life?but by paying a certain sum to the beneficiaries of a policy when you die?thereby to continue the exertions, investments and benefits of your life to your dependents, after your life is terminated. However well prepared a man may be in aspiritual point of view to meet the "king of terrors," if he be possessed of a thoughtful mind and a feeling heart, he can but look with sad forebodings to ? that finale of his earthly career which is to deprive his fond wife and helpless children of that support and fostering care which his arm has furnished. He shudders as his mental gaze looks within the gloomy portals of the grave and leaves behind those whom he loved, as vagrants roaming the friendless, thorny paths of public charity! Yet, alas! how many ao it!! when a small present outlay would gild their troublous road with ease and comfort, if spent in a Life Insurance Policy. Reader, are you not liable to this sad death-bed reflection of the unseen trials you bequeath those you leave behind, by neglecting this cheap protection which we now urge upon you? If your mind were easy on this subject; iryou could feel when you "shuffle off this mortal coil" your family were provided for. you would be relieved of the carking anxiety that fills every worthy mind at such fears: you would be better prepared to pursue your avocation with mental composure and f oal Wn /1a nrtf m Aan f/\ ocirmvf f Kni at/ nan fill MXMt WW O UU UVV IUVOU IV QOOOl V MMW VWM ?"* the place of a fond father, yet we do assert, what you /fcnow to be true?money will prove their earthly friend when you are gone; and you cap * leave them this certain friend now while you are living. Can you?will you refuse It? Business men are considered rather Improvident who do not insure their goods and houses against Are. Now, your house may never be burned?it may stand a hundred years; but your life cannot -last so long?your "lamp of life" must burn out some day. You argue it is prudent to instyre against uncertain misfortunes to your property, and yet neglect a certain event which will and must come to your body. Is this consistent wisdom and vj prudence? We admit and assert the prudence of * the first, but assert the greater wisdom and necessity for the last. Ask yourself tho question, are you doing right to neglect this opportunity to provide effectually for your fhmily in case of your death, while you have it in your power? And bear in mind?now, nils moment may be your last chance?death is after you! When once his "rugged scythe shalt clip the brittle thread of life," the ghastly panorama of want and suffering will be opened to the sighing hearts you took care of while you lived. Remember! only while in health?bp^ fore ago, with attendant diseases come upon you? before you begin to loiter in sad sicknqgs on the veree of the grave?only while living?mentally ana physically living?can you obtain a Life Insurance Policy. Life Is ? vast battle-field?death is always the final victor?and while we do not ttfge this process will disarm him of his sting, (for religion only can do that) yet it will soothe your heaving bosom to know you have provided for your family before that trying hour comes. By hnd?g your life insuredlyou. 'tdiaarm the sting" of poverty and want to them. Wo imaginenioW we hear the wail of suffering from some tone widow, while she examines the merits offhis bpnnen?, as her shivering group stand around her scanty fire and cry for bread: "Oh! that my husband nad insured his life ! If he could have foreseen my lamentable state he would have done so. He was kind and good to all, and supposed that all would be kindand good to us; but alas, how mistaken! He provided well for us while living: but if ho had Insured his life, its benefits would have continued vto u.s now." Do not say this is a fancy sketch, for many such a scene lias really existed. sau juhjs -tv. AJuijAix is me Agent or tne abovo Company at Chester. OctoberlO;..;-; 24 ' tf SOUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD, I -y%hIfyV1 Ifl' W.jW|M| GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE, Charleston, S. C., October 3,1807. ON and after OCTOBER 6,1807, the Passenger ? Trains on the South Carolina Railroad will run as follows, vie: Leave Charleston for Colombia, 4.30 a. m. Arrive at Kingsville, 11.15 a. m. Leave Kingsville, 11.40 a. in. Arrive at Columbia,.... -. 1.10 p. m. Leave Columbia, 10.00 a. m. Arrive at Kingsville, 11.85 a. m. Leave Kingsville, 12.05 p. m. Arrive at Charleston 7.05 p. m. Leave Charleston for Augusta, 10.40 a. m. Arrive at Augusta, .' 7.40 p. m.' Leave Augusta, 3.40 a. m. Arrive at Charleston, .. 12.20 p. m. Tlie Passenger Train on the Camden Branch will connect with up and down Columbia Trains and Wilmington and Manchester Railroad Trains bn. MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAYS. Night Express Freight and Passenger Accommodation Train will run as follows, on and after the 8th instant. viz: Leave Charleston for Columbia 5.40 p. m. Arrive at Columbia, 5.00 a. m. Leave Columbia,-. 3.00 p. m. Arrive at Charleston .3.20 a. m. Leave Charleston for Augusta, 7.30 p. m. Arrive at Augusta, ....6.50 a. m. Leave Augusta, 4.10 p. m. M Arrive at Charleston,..' .4.00 a. m. ' . H. T. PEAKE, Gen'ISupt. October 10 . 24 tf THE ARLINGTON ~ MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY, OF VIRGINIA, Tj ECENTLY organized with abundant capital, _I\, and controlled ny some of the most competent business talent of Richmond, Va., offers to INSURE LIVES, upon terms as liberal as any other Company in the Union, either upon the participating, non-participating, cash, or part note system. The Insecurity or property, ana the uncertainty of life, appeal powerfully to every man upon whom devolves o family for support, to invest a part of his income in some permanent way, to provide for them after his death. The following are examples showing the annual premium upon $1000 for life:1 Age. Anna&l Prem'm. Age. Annual Prem'm. 20 $13 80 45 $29 00 25 15 80 50 35 20 30 18 30 55 44 80 35 21 20 60 57 80 40 24 80 65 72 10 Thus, a mere pittance of a man's annual income . j will provide a competent fund for the support of his family in the event of his death. It is the dtjty of every man to do this. JAMES F. HART, Agent, Yorkvuie, S. C. j Oct 3 23_. tf J THE CHRONICLE AND SENTINEL. 4 TIUBLISHED Daily and Weekly in Augusta, X i8 the oldest newspaper in the State. Established in 1794, it has ever since that time been one of the leading papers in the South, and it still maintains its place in the front rank of Southern Journals. Ably edited and the chosen medium through which the master minds of the State address tne people, its value as a copservative political paper is second to none, while itsnnmorous and reliaDle correspondents make it a first class NEWS AND FAMILY JOURNAL. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: Daily, one Month, $ l 00 " Three Months* 2 60 " One Year,.U..- 10 00 Weekly One Year....... * 8 00 " - Six Months, 1 50 Subscriptions for the Chronicle and Sentinel received and forwarded at the Ekqcxbxb Office. August 15 16 tf RAGS WANTED. mwo CENTS perpound, IN SPECIE, will be I paid for all CLEAN Cotton or Linen RAGS delivered at the ENQUIRER OFFICE. A LOT of POCKET KNIVES, from 16 cents to $1, at. T. M, DOBSON & COS. I