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A contributor tells an exchange how he waa
permanently cured of fits. He was riding in
the mining districts of Nevada, one of those
mushroom growths common in the territories,
when night came upon him. Tired and hungry,
he drew up at a greasy, dirty shanty,
which was called a tavern, and sought accommodation.
He thus details his night's experience
The landlord could only give me a room
with a bed-fellow.
"Very well, I don't object," said I, as he
led the way by the light of a miserable tallow
dip, which he left with me to light me to bed.
I surveyed the room, and particularly my
bed-ieliow. He was a mild looking man, I
thought?perhaps a class-leader in some
primitive log church near by. His repose
was so quiet and child-like that I thought we
would sleep peacefully together for the night;
but before I had blown out the light he opened
a snore that seemed like a cross between
filing a saw and sawing a board, and my feelings
at once became malicious toward him.
I blew out the light and turned in, and
still the snore continued. The moon had now
risen, making every object in the room visible.
I punched my friend, and as he opened his
eyes with a snap, he said ;
"By jingo ! how you scared me, Mister!
You going to sleep here to-night?"
"Well, I'm mighty glad of it I always
like company. It's kinder lonesome to sleep
"Yes, it is so. Pardon me for waking you,
but I thought it ray duty to tell you that I
sometimes take fits."
"What! fits. You don't say so, Mister?"
"Yes, I do. I'm not particularly dangerous,
but I bite sometimes; so be careful that
I don't get my teeth into you V'
"Well, I'll be doggoned. I hope you wont
have any fits."
"So do I."
"I hope, Mister, you won't bite me, if you
do have any fits."
"O, I hope not."
He drew a long breath and then said:
"Well, I'm afraid I won't sleep any tonight."
"0, don't lose any sleep."
"But how am I to know when you are going
to have fits?"
"O, I groan and breathe hard, and foam at
the mouth ; and when you hear me snap my
teeth like a dog, then you had better look
"Well, I'm blamed if I ain't sorry, Mister,
you come in here. I'm afraid you'll be more
company than I want."
' 0, don't be uneasy; I sometimes do not
have any for months. Let's go to sleep; and
I pretended to drop off into a peaceful slumber.
My companion rolled and tumbled uneasily
for some time, then dropped off into a restless
sleep, and soon commenced that old snore
just where he left off when I woke him up.
That decided me upon having a fit, and with
a fearful snore, and a horrible groaning, I set
my nails into his arm, and my teeth into his
shoulder, just hard enough to nip nicely, but
it was enough for the purpose. With a terrible
yell he sprang from the bed, and flying
down stairs, exclaimed:
"0 dear, he's got fits! He's bit a piece out
of my shoulder! .
The landlord, with a crowd from the barroom,
came hurrying up, and found me just
recovering from the effects of the fit, and giving
me a not toddy from his own private bottle,
he left me. He carried with him the
clothing of my bed-fellow, who had turned in
on a blanket down stairs, resolved to be bitten
no more by men having fits.
It was delicious to have the whole bed to
myself, and I luxuriated in it by stretching
myself entirely across it. I had soon dropped
into a peaceful slumber as innocent as my
childhood, when I was aroused by some one
roughly shaking my shoulder, and saying:
"Wake up, stranger, and move over. Half
this bed's mine." I opened my eyes on a six
foot teamster, who was pulling off his boots.
A rough-looking specimen, he was; but he
annoyed me most by taking up two-thirds of
the bed and crowding me to the wall. I con
eluded to try another fit, and said:
"My friend!"
"0, shut up your trap; I'm sleepy."
"But I thought I'd tell you that I have fits."
"Well, fit away, so you don't wake rae."
"But I bite when I have them."
"Well, bite the bed post, then."
Now, this ought to have convinced me that
he was the wrong customer, but it didn't; and
waiting until he was sound asleep, like a fool
I buckled in, and set my teeth and nails into
him in splendid style, while I groaned fearfully.
It was the b4t fit I had ever had, a perfect
success on ray part; but the way that cnap
jumped out of bed and mauled me around
that room was the most perfect success in pugilistic
treatment I ever experienced. He
brought rae out of that fit. He cured me of
it. I don't think I'll ever have another, but
I didn't like his medicine. My eyes all
blacked up, ray nose bloodied, lip slit open,
one ear flattened to my head, my shirt-front
all torn off, and to make the matter worse the
fellow was asleep in five minutes after, as
though nothing had happened.
The next morning I went down late to
breakfast, and all crowded around to see the
inan who had fits, and tell rae that my horse
had been stolen. The mild-looking man, my
first bed-fellow, had gone off with him.
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??r id nis lecture on Artemus waru, Mara
Twain tells the following:
When Artemus was very young, he and a
companion got hold of a pack of cards, and
learned to play euchre. Artemus was perfectly
fascinated with the game, and played it
as often as he had an opportunity ; but it had
to be done on the sly, and he had to hide his
cards from his parents. So, when he was looking
out for a place to hide them, the boys
thought the safest place where they could put
the cards was in the pocket of the minister's
black gown, under the very regis of the church.
I don't know what regis means, but it's a good
word, and I suppose it i3 all right. Well, the
old minister was called to baptize a convert,
and as he went down into the water wearing
a gown, the cards began to come up to the surface
and float off. The boys, wno were on
the bank watching, though in great fear, kept
their eyes on the cards. As it happened,
there came up first two bowers and three aces.
Of course the boys were thrashed, and an old
aunt of Artemus' proceeded to lecture him on
the enormity of the crime. "Why," said she,
"just imagine how the poor man must have
felt when he saw the cards coming up! I
should have thought he would have fainted,
and I don't see how he got out" "Well,"
said Artemus, "I don't see how he could help
going out on such a hand."
Economy of Fuel.?A Cincinnati riverman
contemplates building a new steamboat,
and the cost of fuel entering largely into the
expense of running a boat, he desires to economize
in this one item. With a view to carrying
out this object, he has been reading the
circulars and advertisements in newspapers,
to learn all the latest improvements m machinery.
He says he has seen a boiler advertised
which saves 43 per cent, of fuel, a valve
which saves 25 per cent., a governor which
saves 15 per cent., a grate which saves 12 per
cent, and a lubricator which saves 6 per cent.
Total, 101 per cent. Combining all these improvements,
he argues that an engine would
run itself, and produce a balance of fuel for
culinary purposes.
The New York Sun thinks a good text for
an able minister to expound before President
Grant would be the fourth verse of the twenty-ninth
chapter of Proverbs:
"The king by judgment establisheth the land
but he that reeciveth gifts overthroweth it."
Mfcen's jgrpartmint.
Diogenes was once seen rushing to the theatre
at the moment when every body else was
leaving. Oil being asked why he did so, he
replied : "I have learned that the multitude
is always wrong." The experience of the
world has long since demonstrated that the
old snarling philospher was correct in his
iudpment The multitude was. no doubt,
J o wrong
in his day, and it is wrong to-day, and
probably, will always be wrong about every
question of vital importance. The common
opinion is that the man of ease is happy, and
the man who toils in the cold of winter, and
beneath the beating rays of a summer's sun is
miserable. This is a grand mistake. The
man who folds his arms in ease, and fares
sumtuously every day, is the miserable wretch
whose pillow is full of thorns; and the man
whose bread is dug out of the ground by his
own brawny hands is the happy man. In the
veins of the former, the blood flows weak as if
the fountain was about to fail; in those of the
latter the crimson current goes rippling on
like some merry stream. Notwithstanding
all its hardships, there is something truly romantic
in commencing life surrounded by
poverty. He who is the heir to a vast fortune,
knows only the one side, and the worst
side, too, of human existence. There is something
heroic in a single individual, like Daniel
Boon, settling in a dense forest, surrounded
by wolves and savages, and isolated from
every genial companion. Instinctively, we
admire, laud and extol the brave man who
takes up his abode in the middle of some
dense forest, and by persevering toil reduces
the brakes of the wilderness to fields waving
with luxuriant crops. The man who does
such deeds, experiences a delight almost ecstatic
in rehearsing to his children the toils
of his early manhood. Historians dwell with
rapture upon such a theme, and the eye of the
orator sparkles with joy, and the bosom of
the poet swells with delight when the deeds
of such an individual are mentioned. Is not
the case of the poor boy who commences life
with poverty for a patrimony, but rises to
eminence and destinction similar to that of
the man who settles in a dense forest which,
by incessant toil, he reduces to a cultivated
field ? There is joy in the one case as well as
in the other. The victories over the wilds of
the forest are not more glorious than the victories
over the huge impediments which poverty
presents. It filled the heart of the celebrated
Ben. Franklin with delight to think
that he once, poor and unknown, walked the
streets of Philadelphia with a ginger-cake under
his arm. The toils and struggles of the
days of his poverty, are those upon which he
dwelt with pleasure when he felt that he was
numbered amongst the first men of the nation.
There is a pleasure in doing the whole of
anything. Being led or helped, or pulled or
pushed, is not pleasant. The reflections
which arise from such a state of things are
mournful to the soul. The individual who is
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must feel as if he were seated at a table
covered with the choicest viands, but with no
appetite to enjoy them. There is a romantic
joy connected with the thought of commencing
life at the very bottom, and toiling until
the higest cliff is mounted. This reached, we
can look down upon the jungles and defiles
through which and over which we have passed.
The trials of our early struggles are converted
into joys which are congenial io a noble soul.
Even such a man as Henry Ward Beecher,
experiences more joy in reflecting upon the
days when he wore the old cast away clothes
of Judge , than the Prince of Wales can
experience when he mounts the throne of the
Georges. Henry Ward Beecher can look
down from the proud eminence which he has
won by manly effort, and contemplate his former
poverty with delight He has the consciousness
that merit has elevated him to his
present position. When the Prince of Wales
ascends to the throne of England he will have
the mortifying consciousness that he was lifted
and set upon it by other hands. The sceptre
came to him as a patrimony. Poverty begets
gratitude, and the feelings of gratitude are
pleasant. The poor boy who, now and then,
receives some trifling blessing, is more grateful
than the sons and daughters of the rich
who revel in wealth and ease. The man who
watches the increase of a few acres, experiences
more real joy than he who is a stock-holder
in a National Bank, the income of which
is counted by thousands.
The poor boy has his troubles. Cares and
anxieties are inseparable from humanity.
But the sons of the rich are beset with troubles
on every side. Their joys are all adulterated,
and their triumphs are few and insignificant.
The happiest mortal on earth is
the toiling, struggling, poverty-ridden youth
who is by honest effort making his way to the
temple of fame and to a position of usefulness.
His sleep is sweet, and his triumphs
will be great and glorious.
The Sacred Tree.?Children let me tell
you of a tree that once grew in a wood. This
tree grew where there were other trees all
around it. It was an oak. When the trunk
was not larger than a man's arm, a large tree
fell against and bruised it The bark came
off one side of the little tree, but the bark on
each side of the skinned place grew over it,
aud in two or three years the tree looked almost
as well as if it had never been skinned.
Many years passed by, and in course of time
this oak became a large tree, with large branches
and thick leaves. Many people looked
at it and were glad. The old tree looked as if
it might stand a thousand years. But one
night there came a great wind, and blew down
many trees in the forest. The oak we have
talking of fell too. It was not torn up by the
roots, but broken off near the ground. It
rotted just where it had been bruised when a
little sapling. Thus a little bruise destroyed
a great tree.
Now, children, iust what the bruise did to
the tree, sin will do to you. One little sin, if
let alone, will work at the heart of a child till
it destroys every thing good in it.
You have already had your hearts bruised
by sin, but your hearts may be healed. A
bruised oak cannot be healed so as to leaye
no scar, but your hearts may be healed, nay,
will be made new, if you give them to Jesus
Christ. Trust Him, children, and have your
hearts made whole.?Religious World.
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A Boy's Reply to a Lady's Rebuke.?
In Toledo, Ohio, recently, the attention of a 1
lady was attracted to a couple of boys in the j
street, one of whom, seemingly addressing the ;
other, was expressing his indignation in the !
most bitter terms, "You fool, you," he went!
on; "you cussed fool; I'm ashamed of you. j
You're the very darndest fool I ever did see ; \
1 confound you." The lady finally interposed j
1 to suggest the profaneness of such language i
I toward his associate, when he replied : "Why, j
! I wasn't talking to this boy ; I was talking to [
my dog here. Why, don't you believe, ma'am, |
the cussed fool barked at that stone dog there j
in that dooryard. Why, darn him, I won't j
be followed by a dog that don't know more !
j than that!" The lady gave up the job and ;
! retired. j
fUading Ut tic gabktlt.
One of the alarming signs of the times, is
the almost universal desecration of the Sabbath
by the American people. The solemn
truth is, that we are drifting to the point
where we will have no Sabbath at all. At
present it is only a nominal thing. The Sabbath
is now a wearisomeness, and the great
masses of our people long for it to pass away,
that they may sell and get gain. In many
places, and of many individuals, the observation
of the Sabbath is nothing but mockery.
Instead of honoring God, he is insulted. By
many, the day is spent in social enjoyment.
The facts in the case are so glaring as to lie
concealed from no one. As a people, and as
individuals, we should remember that God
will not permit any people to violate his Sabbath
with impunity. God claims one seventh
of our time. This we must set apart to God.
In it we are permitted to do no secular work.
France, once by law, virtually abolished the
Sabbath and ruin followed. Of old, Israel did
thesame thing, and the results were a plundered
land and a long captivity. Other instances
of calamity following in quick succession the
desecration of the Sabbath might be mentioned.
These two ought to suffice any reasonable
individual that God will not permit his Sabbath
to be despised. The solemn command of
God is, "Remember the Sabbath day to keep
it holy." It is wonderful how much God has
borne with the American nation already. The
command is, repent or God will destroy.
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The individual who denies the existence of
a supreme Being, is called an atheist. The
name is exceedingly appropriate. Atheism,
is then the religious creed of the atheist. Atheism
may very appropriately be viewed as
practical and theoretical. Theologians are
generally agreed that there is no such thing
as theoretical atheism. We are told, in proof
of this opinion, that men everywhere, and
under all circumstances, recognize the existence
of a supreme Being. The first verse of
the 14th Psalm, is also quoted in support of
this theory. This text, however, does not
seem to prove it. In fact, it seems to admit
that some persons have concluded in their
hearts, that there is no God. It seems that
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must in this case, as in every other case,
be preceded by the conclusions of the intellect
If we mistake not, Nelson in his work
styled "the cause and cure of infidelity," does
not favor the theory that there is no such
thing as theoretical atheism. Such is the
moral degradation of some members of the
human family, that nothing would be hazarded
by saying that they are more ignorant than
the beasts of the field. If we can believe travelers,
there are tribes of savages so degraded
that they are not even superstitious.
Whether there is such a thing as theoretical
atheism or not, it is certain there are
many persons who are practically atheists.
There can be no doubt but that all men practically,
to a very great extent, ignore the existence
of a supreme Being. In the Bible
men are charged with regarding God like
themselves. The acts of men prove that this
charge is well founded. Men are generally
reckless and fool hardy. Devils fear and
tremble where men stand unconcerned.
Practical atheism is seen in the fact that the attributes
of God are not regarded as they should
be. God is omnipotent as a God of creation,
providence and grace. He can do all things
that are not consistent with his other attributes.
This is not the light in which God is
universally viewed even by those who are
firm believers in his being. David said, "I
shall fall one day by the hand of Saul." He
forgot that God had an arm that is full of
power?an almighty arm?able to kill and
make alive. God is also omnicient. He
knows all things, even the thoughts of our
hearts. Our atheism manifests itself often by
practically ignoring this attribute of God's
being. God is almighty, infinitely wise and
everywhere present. Practically, men do not
fully believe this Bible-taught doctrine. We
are prone in practice to believe that we can
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delusion, Jonah fled to Tarshish.
Atheism manifests itself in a variety of
ways, principally, however, in degrading the
character of God. The God of the Bible, or
the God that is revealed in the Bible, is the
only living and true God. This God is glorious
in all his attributes. Perfection is inseparably
connected with him in all the characteristics
of his being. The only cure for this
practical atheism, is a close study of the Bible
in connection with the works of God, that
we may learn the true character of God. We
cannot discover what the character of God is
by mere thinking. The subject is too great
to be fully comprehended by the unassisted
human mind. The provisions which God has
made in order that we may discover his true
character, are the Bible and the works of
creation and providence. These three agree.
The character of God, as made known in the
works of creation and providence, is the same
as that contained in the Bible.
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Anecdote of Mr. Fuller.?It is related
of this worthy man, remarkable for his ingenuousness,
that in a tour which he made for
the purpose of soliciting donations for the
British Missions in India, he called on a certain
wealthy lord in England, who was not
personally acquainted with Mr. Fuller, but
had heard of his disinterested labors in the
cause of missions, and the report of his talents
and piety. After he had stated to him the
object of his visit, the lord observed that he
thought he should make no donation; and
Mr. Fuller was preparing to retire, when the
former observed that there was one man, Andrew
Fuller, to whom, if he could see him,
he thought he would give something for the
mission. Mr. Fuller immediately observed,
"My name, sir, is Andrew Fuller." On this
the gentleman, with some coldness, gave him
a guinea. Observing the indifference with
which the money was presented, Mr. Fuller,
looking the nobleman in the face with much
gravity, addressed him in this interrogation :
"Does the gift, sir, proceed from your heart ?
If it does not, I wish not to receive it." The
nobleman, melted and overcome with this
honest frankness, spontaneously took from his
purse and presented him ten guineas more,
with this remark: "There, sir, that comes
from the heart."
It was an important idea with Mr. Fuller
to enforce this sentiment, that men should do
good from a good motive. On a certain occasion,
when he preached a charity sermon,
after stating to his hearers their duty in the
case, he warned them against giving from the
opinion of thereby meriting the favor of God ;
and instead of flattering them in order to draw
from them their money, he plainly stated to
them : "If any of you propose to give with
such a corrupt motive, I warn you of the
danger of such conduct."
96?* He who knows that his measures and
weights are false, knows that he should not
be believed on his oath.
! JUts ?{ the pegislattt
To Incorporate the Town of Midway.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the State of 1
South Carolina, now met and sitting in General
Assembly, and by the authority of the
same: That all persons, citizens of the Uni- j
ted States, who now are, or hereafter may be,
inhabitants of the town of Midway, shall be
deemed, and are hereby declared to be a body
politic and corporate, and that said town shall |
be called and known by the name of Mid- ,
way, and its limits shall be deemed and held
to extend four hundred and fifty yards in each
direction from the present railroad depot in j
said town.
Sec. 2. That the said town shall be govern-1
ed by an Intendant and four Wardeus, who IJ
shall be elected on the fourth Monday in
March next, oil which day, as well as on the 1
fourth Monday of March of each year there- j
after, an election shall be held for an Intendant
and four Wardans, who shall be citizens
of the Unitec States, and shall have been
residents of said town for sixty days immedi- j
ately preceding said election, at such places
in said town as the Intendant and Wardens
shall designate, ten days' public notice thereof
being previously given, in writing; and that
all male inhabitants of said town, of the age
of twenty-one years, who shall have resided
therein sixty days previous to the election,
shall be entitled to vote for said intendant and
Wardens, and the election shall be held from
nine o'clock in the morning until three o'clock
in the afternoon, when the polls shall be
closed, and the managers shall count the
votes and proclaim the result of the election,
and give notice thereof to the persons elected,
and that the Intendant and Wardens for the
time being shall appoint the managers to hold
the ensuing election. That the Iuteudant
and Wardens, before entering upon the duties
of their respective offices, shall take the
oath prescribed by the Constitution of this
State,, and also the following oath, to wit:
'As Intendant (or Warden of Midway, I will
equally and impartially, to the best of my
ability exercise the trust reposed in me, and
use my best endeavors to preserve the peace
and carry into effect, according to law, the
purposes of my appointment. So help me God.'
Sec. 3. That in case a vacancy shall occur
in the office of Intendant or any of the Wardens,
by death, resignation removal from the
State, or from any other cause, an election
shall be neld by the appointment of the In
tendant and Warden or wardens, as tne case
may be, ten days' notice thereof as aforesaid
being given; and in the case of sickness or
temporary absence of the Intendant, the
Wardens forming a Council, shall be empowered
to elect one of themselves to act as Intendant
during such sickness or absence.
Sec. 4. That the Iuteudants and Wardens,
duly elected and xualified, sqall, during their
term of service, severally and respectively be
vested with all the powers of Trial Justices
or other inferior Courts in this State, in matters
civil and criminal, within the limits of
said town. That the Intendant shall, as
often as occasion may require, summon the
Wardens to meet him in Council, a majority
of whom shall constitute a quorum for the
transaction of business, and snail be known
by the name of the Town Council of Midway,
and they and their successors in office
shall have a common seal, and shall have
power and authority to appoint from time to
time, such and so many persons, to act as
Marshals and Constables, as they shall deem
expedient and proper, which officers shall
have all the powers, privileges and emoluments,
be subject to all the duties, penalties
and regulatione provided by the laws of this
State for the office of Constables; and the
Intendants and Wardens in Council shall
have power and authority, under their corporate
seal, to ordain and establish all such
rules and by-laws and ordinances respecting
the streets, ways, public wells and watering
places, market and police of the said town,
and for preserving health, peace order and
good government within the same, as they
may deem expedient and proper; and the
said Council may affix fines for offences
against such by-laws and ordinances, and appropriate
the same to the use of the corporation,
but no fine shall exceed fifty dollars.
All fines may be recovered by an action for
debt before a proper tribunal;
Section 5. That the said Council shall have
power to abate and remove nuisances within
the limits of said town, and also to classify
and arrange the inhabitants liable to police
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duty as occasion may require, and to enforce
the performance thereof under the samr penalties
as are now, or map hereafter be establiswed
by law; Provided always nevertheless,
That the said Town Council shall havfe power
to compound with persons liable to perform 1
such duty, upon such terms ad they shall, by
ordinance establish.
Sec. 6. That it shall be the duty of the Intendant
and Wardens to keep all streets and
ways which may be necessary for public use
within the limits .of the said town, open and
in good repair, and for that purpose they are
heareby vested with all the powers, rights and
privileges granted by law to the County
Commissioners within the limits of said town, j
and for any neglect of duty they shall be liable
to the pains and penalties imposed by
law upon County Commissioners for like neglect,
and they are hereby, individually, ex- I
empt from the performance of road and police
duty without the limits of said corporation.
Sec. 7. That the said Intendant and War- i
dens shall have power to compound with persons
liable to work on said streets and ways,
and to release such persons as may desire it,
upon the payment of such sum of money as
they may deem a fair equivalent therefor, to
be applied by them to the use of the said corporation.
Sec. 8. That the said Town Council of Midway
shall also be empowered to retain, possess
and enjoy all such property as they may
now be possessed of, or entitled to, or which i
shall hereafter be given, bequeathed to, or in .
any manner acquired by them, and to sell, j
alien, or in any way transfer the same or any 1
part thereof: Provided, The amount of prop- J
erty so held, or stock invested, shall in no I
case, exceed Ofteen thousand dollars.
Sec. 9. That the said Town Council of j
Midway shall have power to impose an annual
tax on all real and persoxal property with- ]
in the corporate limits of the said town, and ;
to grant licenses to auctioneers: Provided, ;
That nothing herein contained shall extend
to sales by Sheriff, Clerk of Court, Judge of j
Probate, Coroner, Executors, Administrators, .
Assignees, or by any other person under the j <
oader yf any Court or Trial Justice.
Sec. 11. That the Intendont and Wardens ,
of the town of Midway shall have power and <
authority to require all persons owning' a lot
or lots, in said town of Midway, to keep in repair
sidewalks adjacent to their lots, respec- 1
tively, and for default in this matter, shall
have power and authority to have the work
done at the expense of such lot owner.
Sec. 12. That the power to grant or refuse
licenses to keep a tavern, or to retail intoxicating
drinks, be, and the same is hereby, vested
in the Town Council of the town 01 jyuaway,
and that they be also invested with all necessary
power, by ordinance, or ordinances, to
suppress or regulate the sale of intoxicating
drinks to be drunk at the place where sold, or
in or upon any of its appurtenances, or in or i
upon any of the highways, streets, lanes, alleys,
commons, kitchens, stores, shops, public
auildings, booths, stalls or out houses, of the 1
said town, or within one-fourth of a mile of
the present railroad depot, in th^ town of
Midway, in the county of Barnwell: ProviI
ded, That no rule or regulation shall be made
| inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of!
the State.
Sec. 13. That this Act shall be taken and
deemed as a public Act in all Courts of Jus-1
tice, and shall continue of force for the term j
of fourteen years from its passage.
Approved January 8th, 1872. I
$he ^orkvillr <?ttqmtcr.
One Copy, onoyear, 3 00
One C#py, Six months, 1 50
OneCopy, Three months, 1 00
Single Copy, 10
Two Copies, one year, 5 CO
Ten Conies, " " 25 00
j3S"To persons who make up clubs often or
more names, an extra copy of the paper will be
furnished one year, free of charge.
Will be inserted at One Dollar and Fifty Cent*
per square for the lirst, and Soventy-live Cents
Der so uare for each subsequent insertion-less than
three months. A squareconsists of the space occupied
by ton lines of this size type, or one inch.
No advertisement considered less than a square.
Semi-Monthly, Monthly, or Quarterly Advertisements,
will be charged Two Dollars per square
for each insertion.
Quarterly, Soini-Annual or Yearly contracts
will l)e maclo on liberal terms?the contract, however,
must inall cases be confined to the immediate
business of the firm or individual contracting.
Obituary Notices and Tributes of Respect, rated
as advertisements. Announcements of Marriages
and Deaths,and noticesofa religious character, inserted
gratis, and solicited.
Personal Communications, when admissable;
Communications of limited or individual interest,
or recommendations of Candidates for offices
of honor, profit or trust, will be charged for
as advertisements.
J. Walisb, Proprietor. R. H. McDonald* Co., Druggists and
Geo. A(f'ts, San Francisco, Cel.. and 38 and 34 Commerce si. N.Y.
MILLION'S Bear Testimony to their Wonderftfl
Cnratlve Effects. They are not a vile Fancy Drluk,
made of Poor Ram, Whiskey, Proof Spirit* and Refnae
Liquors doctored, spiced and sweetened to please tho
taste, called "Tonics," "Appetizers," "Restorers," Ac., that
lend the tippler on to drunkenness and ruin, bat are a true
Medicine, made from the Native Roots and Herbs of California,
free from all Alcoholic Stimulants. They are tho
PRINCIPLE, a perfect Renovator and Invito rotor of
the System, carrying off all poisonous matter and restoring tho
blood to a healthy condition. No person can tako these Bitters
according to directions and remain long unwell, provided their
lames are not destroyed by mineral poisons or other means, and
the vital organs wasted beyond the point of repair.
They are a Gentle Purgative ne well as a Tonic,
possessing, also, the peculiar merit of acting as a powerful
sgent in relieving Congestion or Inflammation of the Liver,
and of all the Visceral Organs.
FOR FEMALE COMPLAINTS, whether in yonng or
old, married or single, at the dawn of womanhood or at the
turn of lifo, these Tonic Bitters have no equal.
For Inflammatory and Chronic Rkeumntlsm and
Gout, Dyspepsia or Indigestion, Bilious, Remit*
tent and Intermittent Fevers, Diseases of the
Blood, Liver, Kidneys and Bladder, these Bitters
have been moat successful. Such Diseases are caused by
Vitiated Blood, which ii generally produced by derangement
of the Digestive Organs.
In the Shoulders, Coughs, Tightness of tho Chest, Dizziness,
Sour Eructations of the Stomach, Bad taste in the Mouth, Bilious
Attacks, Palpitation of tho Heart, Inflammation of tho
Lungs, Pain in the regions of the Kidneys, and a hundred
other painful symptoms, are the offsprings of Dyspepsia.
They invigorate the Stomach and stimulate the torpid liver
and bowels, which render them of unequalled efficacy In cleansing
the blood of all Imparities, and Imparting new life and vigor
to the wholo system.
FOR SKIN DISEASES, Eruptions, Totter, Salt
Rheum, Blotches, Spots, Pimples, Pustules, Bolls, Carbuncles,
Ring-Worms, Scald-Head, Sore Eyes, Erysipelas, Itch, Scurfs,
Dlscoloratloni of theSkin, Humors and Diseases of the Bkin, of
whatever name or nature, are literally dug up and carried out
of the system in a short time by the use of these Bitters. One
bottle In such cases will convince the most incredulous of their
curative effects.
?i,a TIl/v^ tphariAVPr rnn finil ftn ImrmritiOA
bursting through the skin in Pimples, Eruptions or Sores:
cleanse it when you find it obstructed or sluggish in the veins;
cleanse it when it Is foul, and your feelings will tell you when.
Keep the blood pure and the health of the system will follow.
PIN, TAPE, and other WORMS, lurking in the system
of so many thousands, are effectually destroyed and removed.
For full directions, read carefully the circular around each
bottle, printed in four languages?English, German, French and
Old prejudices nre dying ont. New facts are killing
them. The idea that Invalids, weakened by disease, can be relieved
by prostrating them with destructive drugs, is no longer
entertained except or monomaniacs. Ever since the introduction
of Da. Walkers Viseoar Sittrrs. It has been obvions
that their regulating and invigorating properties are all-sufficient
for the cure of chronic indigestion, rheumstlsm, constipatlon,diarrhoea,
nervous affections and malarious fevers, aud they
arc cow the standard remedy for these complaints Id every section
of the Union.
J. Walker, Proprietor. R. H. McDonald & Co., Drugging
and Gen. AtrU.. San Francisco. CoL.nud SI Commerce St., N. g.
July d ' 27 ' ' ly
Manufacturers of
THESE Instruments have been before the Public
for nearly thirty years, and upon their excellence
alone attained an unpurchased pre-eminence,
which pronounces them unequaled, in
wruoirxr a tj?lttp
ysa- All our SQUARE PIANOS have our new
improved Overstrung8cale and the Agraffe Treble,
We would call special attention to our late
Patented Improvements in GRAND PIANOS
and SQUARE GRANDS, found in no other Piano,
which bring the Piano nearer Perfection than
has yet been attained.
We are by special arrangement enabled tc
of the most celebrated makers, Wholesale ana
Retail at lowest Factory Prices.
Illustrated Catalogues and Price Lists promptly
furnished on application to
WM. KNABE A CO., Baltimore, Md.,
Or any of our regular established agencies. '
November 2 44 6m
Office Gkn'l Freight and Ticket .Agent, 1
Wilmington, N. C., December 13,1871. j
Now Freight and Passenger Route, via. Columbia,
S. C., and Wilmington, N. C.
THE attention of Merchants, Shippers of Cotton
and Produce, and the public generally is
invited to the DIRECT CONNECTION now existing
between all interior points in South Carolina
and Northern cities, by the WILMINGTON,
md its connections at Wilmington, either, via.
3TEAM SHIP LINE, from that port, or via.
md its connections via. Portsmouth or Petersburg.
The various lines connecting at these terminal
mints afford facilities for shipment to, or from,
Baltimore, daily; Philadelphia, triweekly;
new york, five times per week, and
boston, .semi-weekly.
Uniform rates are maintained with all competing
lines; no detention occurs to shipments ;
through bills of lading given between all stations
ind points named ; rates and classification sheets
obtained of all Agents.
The Passenger Schedule of Night Train from,
and Morning Train into Columbia, gives a superior
connection for all points on Greenville and
Columbia, and Charlotte. Columbia and Augusta
Railroads, giving a BAY LINE CONNECTION
in'a. Portsmouth, and an ALL RAIL CONNECTION
via. Wilmington, and avoiding all delays at
THROUGH TICKETS on sale at Columbia to
all points North.
For rates, classifications and all information,
Apply to A. POPE,
Gen'l Freight and Ticket Agent.
J. C. WINDER, General Superintendent.
January 11 2 3m
HEREAFTER the trains over the KING'S
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays?will run as
pniinuro mniHntr pinna connections* on the above
mentioned days, with trains on the Charlotte and
South Carolina Railroad:
Leave Yorkville, promptly, at 7 o'clock, A. M.
Arrive at Chester at 9 o'clock, A. M.
Leave Chester at 2 o'clock, P. M.
Arrive at Yorkville at 4 o'clock, P. M.
All Freights must be delivered at the Depot by
i o'clock, P. M., on the evenings previous to the
departure of the train.
E. M. LAW, President.
January 18 3 2w*
NICE Cash Boxes for sale. Our Cash is so low
that we have no use for Boxes. Think of it,
von men who owe us.
i mHIS article, prepared by the ATLANTIC PH<
i J. their Chemist, Dr. St. Julien Kavenel, for com
i duced Price of $28 per ton cash, or $31 per ton pays
Orders tilled now will be considered as cash 1st >1
. thereby enabling Planters to haul it at a time when
January 11
THIS FERTILIZER, manufactured by the AT
direction of their Chemist, Dr. St. Julteu Rave
1 the very reduced price of ?48 per ton Cash, or $52 ps
This FERTILIZER has been very extensively u
some of the most practical planters admitting it to
All sales made now will be considered as cash o
time the sale will be considered as duo on 1st Novel
1 By this arrangement planters will be enabled, w
when their wagons and mules are idle.
Pamphlets containing the certificates of those wl
be furnished "on application to the Agents.
January 11
Company of Charleston,South Carolina, viz:
A complete manure, adapted to Cotton, Grain an
fore ottered at.the very high grade of 15 per cent, dl
tion, as heretofore, of Peruvian Guano, Ammonia
fore tho 1st of April next, and $d0 per ton, payable
XLt JL X VV j^-rN
A new article of the same high grade of Soluble
Cotton Seed in such a manner, as to ensure one o
lower price than the Etiwan Guano. Price $40 per
per ton, payable 1st November 1872, without interi
Averaging from 18 to 20 per cent, of Dissolved E
composting, to obtain two tons of half that grade a
per ton, if paid on or before the 1st of April next,
" TAKE NOTICE, that all those Fertilizers are of
help for more than one year.
December 14
CASH, $50 PER 2000 P
TIME, $55.00 PER 2000 P0UN
NOT. 1ST, 1872, WI
CASH, $30 PER 2000 P
. TIME, $35.00 PER 2000 POUli
, NOV. 1ST, 1872, WI
' WM. C. DU]
j B. P. BOYD, Ag-enl
} January 4
H 1 rtj> ^ j i
(One Door above Hanover,)
FACTORY: Square bounded by Henrietta, Claret,
Fremont and Warner Streets.
Every variety of the Best Fire and Burglar Proof
Safe9, 'Bankers' Chests, Improved
Combination Locks, Bank
Vaults and Doors.
Send for Illustrated Catalogue and Price List.
12,000 IjN USJCJ?XJWXJiU xxt aw t
Near References National Bank, Chester,
Smith and Melton, Chester ; John Agncw & Son,
Columbia, S. C.
June 8 23 tf
This is the largest and most complete Factory
of the kind in the Southern States, and all
articles in this line can be furnished by Mr. P. P.
TO ALE at prices which defy competition.
A pamphlet with full and detailed list of all
sizes of Doors, Sashes and Blinds, and the prices
i of each, will be sent free andpost paid, on application
to P. P. TO ALE,
Charleston, S. C.
July 12 28 ly
A FULL assortment of Pencils?Red and Blue,
Carpenters,' and a variety of Black, with
erasures attached, for sale by JOHN T. GRIST.
December 21 51 tf
DSPIIATE COMPANY, under the direction of
posting witli Cotton Seed, is now olfered at tho reible
1st November, 1872, free of interest,
arch, 1872, or on Time as due 1st November, 1872,
their Wagons and Mules are idle.
1 CO., General Agents,
2 3m
nel, is now offered to the planting community at
tyable 1st November, 1872, free of Interest,
sedin this State, and has given entire satisfaction;
be equal to Peruvian Guano, pound for pound,
n the 1st of March, 1872, and to those buying on
nber, 1872.
ithout extra cost, to haul their Manure at a time
io have used the ATLANTIC PHOSPHATE will
l CO., General Agents,
2 3m
ffered by the Sulphuric Acid and Superphosphate
d Tobacco, being the well known article heretoissolved
Bono Phosphate of Lime, with the addiand
Potash. Price $55 pei; ton, if paid on or be11st
November 1872, without interest.
i Phosphate, compounded with the elements of
f the best Fertilizers for Cotton and Grain, at a
ton, if paid on or before the 1st of April next, $45 <
lone Phosphate, and thus enabling the planter by
it a saving of one half cost and freight. Price $35
$40 per ton, payable 1st November 1872, without
' the highest grade of Soluble Phosphate, and must
Igents, Rock Hill, S. C.
> R
KES & CO.,
b at Yorkville, S. C.
1 3m
Importers and Dealers in Gnanos,
For further information apply or address as
above for Almanac for 1872.
Yorkville, S. C.
January 18 3 8m
THE undersigned respectfully offers his services
to the public as an AUCTIONEER. He
will give prompt attention to calls made upon him
in this line, and his charges shall be reasonable.
He will also give prompt attention to the COLLECTION
in his hands for that purpose.
November 20 47 tf
A f\ aaa POUNDS of clean Cotton or Lln1U?UUU
?n Rftf?8 wanted at this office for
which 2 cents per pound will be paid by

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