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I don't like to hear hiin pray,
Who loans at twenty-live per cent;
For then I think the borrower may
Be pressed to pay for food and rent;
And in that Book we all should heed,
Which savs the lender shall be blest,
Assure as 1 have eyes to read, ?
It does not say, "take interest." J
I do not like to hear him pray, c
On bended knees, about an hour, n
For grace to spend aright the day,
Who knows his neighbor has ho flour. 6
I'd rather see him go to mill, j|
And buy the luckless brother bread, .
And see his children eat their fill, 0
And laugh beneath their humble shed. j
I do not like to hear him pray,
"Let blessings on the widow be,"
Who never seeks her home to say, ?
"If want overtakes you, come to me. a
I hate the prayer, so long and loud,
That's offered for the orphan's weal, o
By him who sees him crushed by wrong, a
And only with his lips doth feel. u
I do not like to hear her pray, ,
With jeweled-ear and silken dress, 0
Whose washerwoman toils all day, f
And then is asked to "work for less."
Such pious shavers I despise!
With folded hands and face demure
They lift to heaven their "angel eyes,"
Then steal the earnings of tlie poor.
I do not like such soulless prayers; ^
If wrong, I hope to be forgiven; e
No angel's wing them upward bears,
They're lost a million miles from Heaven ! *
llumcwttsi IJcpattraMt. J
Tiie Pride of the Family.?The Rome f
Commercial under this head, tells the follow- t
ing story: ^
"A young married friend tells a good joke
on himself, perpetrated by a little three year 0
old 'pride of the family.' She is the only p
pledge of love that has twined itself around '1
the hearts and affections of himself and wife, t!
A few evenings since a minister visited the
family and remained until tea. At the table
the reverend visitor asked the blessing, and
the little one opened her eyes to their fullest f
capacity in startled wonderment. She could is
not understand what had been done, and it p
was with great persuasion that her mother js
could keep her quiet during the time they e
were at the table. When they left the table ^
she walked up to the raiuister, for whom she
hail formed a great friendship, and caught v
hold of his hand, and said: 'What did you c
say at the table before we commenced eating?' h
'my little darling, I thanked God for his good- r
ness in giving us food to eat, so that we might q
grow and be strong.' 'Papa don't say that.' a
'What does your papa say ?' .'Papa says, goddlemighty
what a supper.' Papa just had .
time to get his hat and slip out to see about 11
the cow, or do some other chore for his wife, c
He assures us, however, that the 'pride of the t
family' was put to bed that night with an extra
kiss, and that he had promised himself
never to be caught again."
Repeating the Text.?A couple of sharp- t
ers named Dick and Tom were once traveling v
through Illinois, when they found it necessary v
to make a raise. As it was a rather religious n
neighborhood, they determined to pass as ^
ministers, and take up collections. Now Dick ,
was an eloquent speaker, but could not read,
while Tom was vice versa. So it was arranged 0
that Dick should preach, while Tom was to a
sit behind him in the pulpit and read the k
text. Sundav came, and our heroes were on t,
hand. Dick arose, opened the Bible, and tl
designated the text by placing his thumb to .
it, while Tom began in a low voice: '
"And Aaron said unto Moses."
Dick, (repeating aloud) "And Aaron said
unto Moses." h
Tom, (in a whisper) "Take away your f<
thumb." M
Dick, (with stentorian emphasis) "Take Q
away your thumb." ,
Dick, (roaring like a third rate tragedian)
"Now you've played thunder." c
What else happened we are not informed h
hut it is reasonble to suppose that the collec- si
tion did not equal the surprise of the audience J
after this announcement. t]
An Apt Reply.?A German paper con- 0
tains a reply from a clergyman who was trav- n
cling, and who stopped at a hotel much fre- c
quented by what are termed "drummers." c
The host not being used to having clergymen a
at his table, looked at him with surprise ; the Q
clerks used all their artillery of wit without
eliciting a remark in self-defense. The wor- a
thy clergyman ate his dinner quietly, appa- *
rcntly without observing the gibes and sneers P
of his neighbors. One of them at last, in sj
despair at his forbearance, said to him : si
"I wonder at your patience! Have you u
not heard all that has been said against you ?"
"Oh! yes, but I am used to it. Do you
not know who I am?" c
"No, sir."
"Well, I will inform you. Iam chaplain is
of a lunatic asylum ; such remarks have no ti
eftect upon me." q
Tiie Cause.?The reason why Mrs. Dugan, a
of Hagerstown, wishes a divorce, is that Mr. c
Dugan has attacks of nightmare of the most ti
fearful character, and she fears he will slay ti
his whole family in one of his paroxysms. A n
few night ago, for instance, Dugan dreamed
that he was hunting for coons. He chased
one through the woods and up a tree. In his .
dream Mr. Dugan climbed the tree, and seizing
the coon by the tail, he strove to draw it c
down. Meanwhile a thunderstorm came up, h
and just as he was struck by a peculiarly n
vivid flash of lightning, Dugan awoke. He S(
found he had climbed up the old fashioned
bed-post, and had been pulling the baby frantic-ally
out of bed by the leg, and that Mrs.
Dugan, having knocked him down with a "
chair, was brandishing the article over him c
as he lay upon the floor. o
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Curran well understood the art of diverting
objections with a clever retort. He was
addressing a jury on one of the State -trials, c
in 1804, with his usual animation. The Judge, v
whose political bias, if any judge can have v
on.?, was certainly supposed not to be favora- a
hie to the prisoner, shook his head in doubt s
or denial of one of the advocate's arguments.
"I see, gentlemen," said Mr. Curran, "I see
the motion of his lordship's head ; common ?
observers might imagine that it implied a I
difference of opinion, but they would be mis- | v
taken ; it is merely accidental. Believe me, J t
gentlemen, if you remain here many days you s
will yourselves perceive that when his lord- r
ship shakes his head there's nothing in it."
: F
ife-iT" A conductor on the Chicago and Alton 0
Iioad is reported as having forbidden honey- j r
moon "billing and cooing." Observing a j r
bridegroom's arm out of place, he forbade j t
further demonstrations.
"But I have a right to hug her," said John. '
"Not on a raiiroad," said the conductor; j
"there is a law against all unjust discrimina- j11
lions on railroads, and as I haven't a woman r
. :
for each man on the tram to hug, your action j
is in violation of the law, and must be stop- 1
ped." 1 !s
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JtaT The following conversation between two '
lawyers was overheard : "How much does ,1
your client like it?" "Not overmuch ; be-!
gins to complain of the expense." "Mine is I
all right ; bound to fight it out. Can we j c
manage to get the jury to disagree again ?" }
"Don't know ; we must work for it." "You j
will get beat, of course, in the end ; but you (
will appeal, of course ?" "Of course." J1
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tea?* Daniel Webster is not the only bright ?
hoy born in New Hampshire. Another has
been discovered?a youth residing in Dover, r
who refused to take a pill. His crafty moth- 1
er thereupon secretly placed the pill in a pre- served
pear, and gave it to him. Presently
she asked, "Tom, have you eaten the pear?"
He said, "Yes, mother all but the seed."
fcaf A little girl was asked what was the 1
meaning of the word happy. She said, "It i? i
to feel as if you wanted to give all your things 1
to your liUjc sister." ,1
lading far the JfaHrath.
Some men are like the dog in the fable.
?his dog took his position in the mouth of a
rib. Around the crib there were collected a
mmber of hungry oxen. The dog could not
at the provender, neither did he desire to eat
t. But he set up a terrible growling and
larking which drove away the hungry oxen.
rust so it is with some men. They have no
lesire to enter the kingdom of heaven, and
hey are determined not to enter it, aud they
ttempt in every conceivable way to prevent
there who would enter from entering. The
,cts of such men demonstrate the proverb:
Misery loves company." They are miseraile
themselves, and they put forth every efort
to make others like themselves.
"By their fruits ye shall know them," is the
lirection which our Saviour gives us in refernce
to judging others. The rule is good
rhen applied with reference to ourselves.
iod judges the state of the heart. He is ininitely
wise, and looks directly at the founain
or source of all acts. We cannot do this.
)n account of our short sightedness we are
Dreed to judge of the character of causes by
he nature of the results. If our acts and
rords are sinful, we may safely couclude that
ur hearts are not right with God. Men, rented
good, are often guilty of heinous sins,
'his is au evidence of something wrong with
he heart. The muddy fountain is sending
Drth muddy water. So long as we keep sining,
we are unfit for Heaven. Creatures with
inful hearts cannot enter Heaven. Heaven
i not only a happy place, but it is a holy
lace. In fact, it is a happy place because it
5 a holy place. Nothing unholy can ever
nter that home which Jesus has provided for
is people. If this be true?and we are coninced
it is?we may safely conclude a great
hange has yet to be effected iu many of the
^uman family, or they will never enter that
est that remains for the people of God.
.""heir hearts must be so renewed that their
cts may be such as becomes the gospel of
^esus Christ. Wicked acts and siuful words
ndicate corrupt hearts. These must be
leansed and purifled, or we shall never enter
he home of the just.
I Original.]
When a witness is placed upon the stand
o testify in a case, he is expected to tell the
irhole truth and nothing but the truth. The
witness who bears testimony for Christ Jesus,
oust tell the whole truth as well as nothing
tut the truth. He must testify both to his
[ivinity and to his humanity. The Saviour
f sinners is both God and man. We are not
ble to explain how this can be; all that we
now is the fact. The Bible most certainly
eaches that Christ is God, and it as certainly
eaches that he is man. The divine nature
3 incarnated, or as it is expressed by the
Lpostle Paul, God is manifest in the flesh.
In the fullness of time?about eighteen
undred and seventy years ago, and about
3ur thousand years from the creation of the
rorld?the Son of God become the Son of
ian. Prophetic announcements concerning
bis event, declared that a virgin should coneive
and bring forth a son and should call
is name Emanuel?God with us. In the
acred history of the fact, we are told that
esus was born of the wife of Joseph, and
hat his conception was through the influence
f the Holy Ghost; whilst as yet Mary his
lother was only espoused to Joseph. His coneption
and birth, although miraculous, most
ertainly did take place. The time, place
ud circumstances of his death, are very defi- j
itely stated by the New Testament historins,
and were very clearly predicted by Old
'estament prophets. He was the sou of a
oor and comparatively obscure woman, and
pent his early life amid humble circumtauces.
No one during the Saviour's stay
pon earth questioned his humanity. His
uemies found fault with him because he
laimed to be God as well as man.
We should understand this subject, for it
i one of vital importance. The divine nalire
and the human nature are united in
Jhrist, not in the sense that the two natures
re blended together so as to form one new
ompound. There is one person but two uaiires,
the divine and the human. Some have
rught that the body of the Saviour is hulan
and the divinity constitutes the soul,
'his is a gross error. A human body withut
a human soul could not be regarded a
uraan being. That creature we call man is
omposed of a soul and a body, both these are
uman, and it takes both to constitute hulanity.
When the Son of God became the
on of man, he took to himself a true body and
reasonable soul. The only difference beween
him and other men is, that Jesus was,
y his miraculous conception, free from the
ontarainations of sin, and in his life, he was
bedient to the law of God even unto death,
esus was hungry and thirsty and tired as
ther men. His soul was filled with anxious
ares as is the case with other men. His soul
ras rent with anguish, and his body filled
nth intense pain. He had all the feelings
nd sympathies of a man. He was a man of
orrow and acquainted with grief.
While we may not be able to explain, or
ven understand, how the divine nature and
luinan nature could be united in one person,
k-e can easily see that he who would underake
to redeem sinners, must be such a peronage.
No mere man could make an atoneaent
for sin. The work is too great. The
(receptive requirements of the law must be
beyed, and its penal demands satisfied. The
edeemer of sinners must be both God and
aan, that the honor and dignity of the law
nay be maintained, and that the claims of
ustice may be fully met. As man, he obeyed,
uffered and died ; and as God, he gave diglity
and worth to the obedience and suffering
eudered and endured by his humanity.
"I am Not Alone."?"I am never lonely,"
aid au aged Jady, who had willingly and
;ladly consented that her only child should
eave home and go to a foreign laud as a
"I should think you would be very uuhap>y,"
said her friend, "to be left alone in your
>ld age. Perhaps you may not live to see
:our daughter return."
A sweet aud peaceful smile lighted her
:ounteuance as she replied, "It will be only a
ittle while before we shall meet to part no
nore. Why should I be unhappy ? I'm not
tlone. Jesus is with me."
The words still linger in my memory, "I
tm not alone. Jesus is with me." What a
esson to repining, desponding Christians !?
American Messenger.
SSaflf you love, love more. If you hate,
late less. Life is too short to spend in ha;ing
any one. Why war against a mortal
who is going the same road with us? Why
not expend the flower of life's happiness by
learning to love, by teaching those who are
near and dear the beautiful lesson ?
| ?hildten's gepttment.
I love to sing of that great power
That made the earth and sea,
But better still I love tho song
Of Him who died for me.
I love to sing of herb and llower, #
And field and plant and tree,
But better still I love the song
Of "Jesus died for me."
I love to hear tho little birds
Attune their notes with glee,
But guileless mirth cannot suggest
That "Jesus died for me."
I love to think of angel's songs
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But angel's cannot strike their notes
To "Jesus died for me."
I love to know the time will come
When men shall happy be,
But I am happy now because
My "Jesus died for me."
I love to speak of Goii, of heaven,
And all its purity;
God is my Father, heaven my home,
For "Jesus died for me."
And when I reach that happy place
From all temptation free,
I'll sing the ever joyous soug
Of "Jesus died for me."
There will I at his sacred feet
Adoring bow the knee,
And swell the everlasting choir
With "Jesus died for me."
In many particulars, an animal and a
plant resemble each other. Both have life
and both grow from food received from without.
The manner of receiving the food is
differeut; but the manner of growth is the
same. The plant receives its food mainly
from the ground. This food is taken up by
the roots and carried by little vessels to every
part of the plant.
The food of an animal is taken into the
mouth and conveyed down the throat into
the stomach, where it undergoes a change, and
is then taken up by little vessels and carried
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an animal breathe. Place an animal in a
room in which there is no air, and it will soon
die. The same is true of a plant. It must
have air in order to*grow and flourish. Both
an animal and a plant must have light and
heat. A plant grown in a dark cellar does
not possess that living green that one grown
in the sun has; and a man shut up in a dark
room soon becomes pale, weak and sickly.
Without rain plants soon parch and die. No
vegetation can take place without moisture;
neither can man or any other animal live
long without water.
Plants and animals resemble each other in
so many respects that it might be thought
that there is really no difference. This is not
the case. There arc as many important differences
between plants and animals, as there
are resemblances. The essential difference,
however, between plants and animals, is what
is called the nervous system. Plants never
move from the place where they spring up,
unless they are moved by some one. Wheu
an acorn falls from a tree, there it lies, and
there it germinates, and there the tree grows.
The tree has no power to change its position.
This is not the case with animals. There are
many persons in America who were born in
Europe. Animals are constantly changing
their position. Some walk and others fly,
whilst others again swim. If we strike an
animal a blow with an axe, we inflict upon it
an injury, and cause it acute pain and a long
period of suffering. This is not the case with
plants. The ax-man cuts down tree after
tree, and not a moan is uttered by the forest,
because not a pang is felt. Plants cau neither
move nor feel. The reason of this is they
have no nervous system. Whatever other
differences may exist between an animal and
a plant, the functions which are performed by
means of this system, constitutes the main
difference between animal life and vegetable
In an animal, there are two kinds of nerves,
or rather the nervous system subserves a twofold
purpose. There are nerves of motion
and there are nerves of sensation. Strictly
speaking, the nerves do not cause either motion
or sensation. The nerves of the bodies
of animals are the muscles. When an animal
moves, there is an alternate shortening
and lengthening of certain muscles. We do
not see with the nerve of the eye, but with
the eye itself.
In the human family the nervous system is
very complex, and in many persons very
J easily deranged. There is no disease more
| dangerous, and none more difficult to treat,
than a general giving way of the nervous system.
Between the nerves of sensation and the
nerves of motion, there is no doubt a connection
; but the one may exist without the
other. An animal may be able to feel, and
yet not able to move; or it may be able to
move and not able to feel. A limb, an arm
for example, in which both the nerves of senI
satiou and motion were destroyed, would be
palsied ; but it might still live. It would decrease
greatly in size, but not necessarily die.
The nerves are exceedingly small threads of
a grey color. These threads are so small
that they cannot be discovered by the naked
eye. Their origin is the brain, and they terminate
in the different parts of the body for
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| wmcn tney are aesigneu. oo complete^ uu
the nerves of sensation cover the body, that
it is impossible to puncture the body in any
part and not produce pain. In no place on
the body can the point of the finest needle be
put down and not touch one of the nerves of
sensation. Attached to every muscle and
organ is a nerve, and each oue does its own
appropriate work. There is the nerve of the
eye, the nerve of the ear, the nerve of the
tongue, the nerve of the nose, and the nerves
of touch. In each tooth there is a bundle of
these little threads. When the tooth becomes
decayed, and the nerve becomes exposed,
then we experience that acute pain which is
called tooth-ache. The hard substance which
we call the tooth, does not give us pain. It
may be sawed and filed and cause us no acute
In the construction of the nervous system,
we see the wisdom and goodness of our Maker.
If man had no nerves of motion, he
would remain stationary like a tree ; and had
he no nerves of sensation, he would be as in|
sensible of what is going on around hira as a
Telling a Lie with a Finger.?A little
boy for a trick pointed with his finger to the
wrong road when a man asked him which
I way the doctor went. As a result, the man
; missed the doctor, and his little boy died, be- j
; cause the doctor came too late to take a fishbone
from his throat. At the funeral, the
minister said that the boy was killed by a lie,
| which another boy told with his finger.
I "I suppose," says Uncle John, "that tne ,
, boy did not kuow the mischief he did. Of;
1 course, nobody thinks he meant to kill a lit-1
tie boy when he pointed the wrong way. He
only wanted to have a little fun, but it was
j fun that cost somebody a great deal; and if
! he ever heard of the results of it, he must
; have felt guilty of doing a mean and wicked
thing. We ought never to trifle with the
J6T The largest room in the world is said to !
be the room for improvement.
|Wi5ceU,w0us fading. |;
Railroads Forty Years Ago.?A writer:
in the Hartford Courant, in a conversation !i
recently with some of the elder railroad offi-1
cials of that city, derived some interesting j(
reminiscences of the early days of railroad j1
travel in the United States. We copy a js
portion of his account of his researches in j1
this direction. The conversation began by a '
reference to the great advance made in rail- j'
road construction and equipment during the j
last twenty years. "Yes," said one, "there's j
been a great improvement siuce the Hart- i'
ford and New Haven road was opened. It 1
had then very meager facilities, the road-bed j 1
was poor, had only scrap rails which were j
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uii nit: wuue uuruug up uuu muuiug tmuu^u , .
the car floors, the cars were small and the j
locomotives weak. In fact it didn't take j
much to block a train those days. Some- : J
times an inch of snow on the rails would do !)
it. Henry C. White, one of the first conductors
on the road, tells how he and the bag- 1
gage master used to sit in front of the loco- ]
motive, one on each side, and brush off the |
snow from the rails with a broom as the train ; ;
slowly crawled along. Each having a paif ]
of sand and sprinkled a handful on the rail
when necessary. The driving wheels (engines 1
had ouly one pair then) used to slip round 1
and torment them almost to death."
On one occasion a train got stuck on the 1
Yalesville grade, by one inch of snow, and '
the wood and water gave out before the loco- '
motive could overcome it. At last they got
out the neighbors, yoked four pairs of oxen to !
the train and drew it, passengers, baggage
and all |iuto Meriden, with flying colors. In 1
the early days of the road the stage coach 5
drivers used to regard the cars with great '
contempt. Indeed, thirty years ago the pas- j
senger trains were three or four hours on the
road to New Haven, aud the stage-coaches 1
went in about the same time. Superinten- '
dent Davidson remembers riding with his
father in a carriage drawn by two horses , in '
1840, which had a race with a passenger
train near Wallingford, where the turnpike j
and railroad are parallel for three or four !
miles and during all that time the carriage !
kept even with the train. There were only ;
two traius each way daily then, both carrying
passengers and freight. The old cars 1
were divided into three compartments, open- '
ed on the side, and had twenty-four seats. !
The locomotives had only twelve inch cylinders.
and no cabs to.protect the engineers and
fireman from the weather. 1
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Education in the United States?The
Commissioner of Education at Washington, i
in his third annual report, exhibits some very
interesting statistics relating to the educational
condition of the people of the United States.
Itappears from the report that the total num- f
ber of male adults in 1870 was 9,443,001, of <
whom 1,619,147 were illiterates; and that I
of the female adult population, (9,002,999,) ;
there were 2,096,049 illiterates. Estimating
the status of the children on the same basis, 1
it is found that out of the total population of 1
the United States of all ages, (38,558,371,) I
there are 12,135,799 who can neither read nor
write. In respect to public school expendi- i
tures, it is shown that Massachusetts expends i
the largest amount per capita?820.05?and ]
that Nevada comes next, with 819.89; Colorado
next, with 815.60; and the District of i
Columbia next, with 815.15. The amounts !
paid in other States range from 65 cents j
(North Carolina) to 812.13, (California.) In
the Northern, Eastern and Western States, i
the progress of education has been steady ;
but in Delaware and Kentucky, where the i
Legislatures have made no provisions for col- i
ored children, the progress has not been so 1
marked, though the interest in and agitation s
of education interests have greatly increased, i
In Virginia, the progress has been very great i
in a majority of the counties ; but in .North
Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee,
the inaction in country districts is deplorable.
The towns and cities show much
improvement. In Arkansas, Alabama and
Florida, not much advance has been made ;
and though the prospects in Texas were favorable
some time ago, the free school system
has since been abolished by the Legislature.
There were in 1870, in the United States, 811
academies, with 98,929 students, and 298 colleges,
30 of which were preparatory, the remaining
217 reporting 19,260 students, of
whom 1,419 were females. The number of
institutions for the superior education of females
was 175, with 12,288 students. The
Commissioner closes by calling attention to
the lack of proper veterinary instruction,
which was well illustrated during the late epizootic
excitement, and he recommends the
establishment by the Government of good
veterinary schools in connection with other
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flar"The dread of death is universal and
instinctive; and yet how many rush into its
arras! Suicide is a most impressive fact in
this connection. The disappointed lover, the
discouraged adventurer, the SHspected clerk,
tbe child wounded in its self-love or fearful of
punishment, faces the great enemy and invites
his blow. Every now and then the community
is shocked by suicides so unprovoked and ]
so frequent as almost to pursuade us that the j
natural fear of death is passing away. The
inconsistency is easily explained. Lord Ba- i
con says there is no passion that will not
overmaster the terror of death. For passion J
is thoughtless ; occupied wholly with an i m- .
mediate suffering, it makes no estimate of any j
other kind of pain; absorbed in an instanta- (
neous sorrow, it takes no other sorrow into ac- ?
count. The mind entertains but one passion |
at a time, whether it be joy or fear. But men (
are not always or generally under the in- ,
fluence of passion. Ordinary life is calm, :
calculating, considerate; it is in ordinary life <
that death is terrible. It is the thought of j
death that is terrible, not death. Death is j
rronflo nonppful nninless; instead ofbrineiner i
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suffering. It is misery's cure. Where death
is, agony is not. The processes of death are
all friendly. The near aspect of death is gra- j
cious. There is a picture somewhere of a |
frightful face, livid and ghastly, which the (
beholder gazes on with horror, and would
turn away from, but for a hideous fas- j
cination that not only rivets his attention, ]
but draws him closer to it. On approaching ,
the picture the hideousness disappears, and
when directly confronted it is not any more j
seen; the face is the face of an angel. It ]
is a picture of death, and the object of the j
artist was to impress the idea that the terror ,
of death is in apprehension. Theodore Par- ,
ker, whose observation of death was very j
large, has said that he never saw a person of
any belief, condition or experience unwilling
to die when the time came; and my own ]
more limited observation confirms the truth ,
of the remark. Death is an ordinance of
nature, and like every ordinance of nature is
directed by beneficent laws to beneficent j
ends. What must be, is made welcome. Ne- ]
cessity is beautiful.? 0. B. Frontingham.
Postoffice Rulings.?Circulars entirely I'
in print except the address, which may be
written, may be sent in the mails in unsealed
packages to one address at the rate of one (
cent for each two ounces or fraction thereof, <
The addition of any writing, such as date. J
price mark, &c., subjects the package to letter >
postage. . '
Packages of merchandise to insure 'transmission
in the mails at the rate of two cents !
for each two ouuces or fraction thereof, should j'
be limited to twelve ounces in weight, wrapped '
so as to permit examination, and be unaccom- j
panied by any writing other than the address, j 1
Printed postal cards, without address, may ! {
be sent by mail in packages to the address of <
auy postmaster, at the rate of one cent for ]
each two ounces or fraction thereof. Written j
postal cards, when sent as above, must be j I
prepaid at the rate of three cents for each half
ounce or fraction thereof. In either case it is (
the duty of a postmaster receiving a package j i
of postal cards prepaid, as before mentioned, I
to distribute them through the boxes of his | j
office when so requested by the sender, after I.
cancelling the stamp on each card, providet
they do not contain any matter forbidden b)
the laws.
Under the new postal code married womet
are eligible to the appointment as postmasters
Every route agent, postal car clerk, or othei
carrier of the mail, shall receive any mail mat
ter presented to him if properly prepaid bj
stamps. Route agents and postal car clerki
will mail such matter to destination ; mai
carriers will deposit it in the first postoffice a
which they arrive.
Contractors and mail carriers nay carrj
newspapers out of the mails for sale or distri
bution among subscribers; but when such pa
pers are placed in a postoffice for delivery
postage must be charged and collected.
Wiggle-Tail Water in Texas.?"W<
bave a great deal of this wiggle-tail water ii
tnis ere Texas," l was told Dy an oia settiei
do Trinity river, "and that goes agin oui
State mightily among the new comers.'
'What do you call wiggle-tail water?" J
isked detecting the vein which, well workec
night lead to much valuable knowledge
'Oh ! water with wiggle-tails in it. Wiggle
tails is little squirmy animals, so small tha
vou can hardly see 'era unless you look close
Fhey don't hurt water much when you an
real thirsty. Of a dark night you wouk
never know the difference. I've drunk i
many a one, and they never had any mon
effect than taking a chew of tobacco. In a nev
country, you know, a man must not be to(
confounded partic'lar. He has to put uj
with a few thiugs, which woulden't b(
exactly reg'lar in an old country. Those feh
lows that come here from Kentucky and Ten
lessee beat the' world being particular. Thej
ding on enough style to do 'era in New Yorl
city. They turn up their noses about water
md make more fuss about harmless wiggle
;ails than I would about forty alligators. J
will tell you a fact. Early last Summer s
nan and his family came out on Trinity river
from old Kentucky. He came in an ox
wagon, and I'll bet he diden't have seventy
live dollars 'tween this world and the next
But he slung on style powerful. He sair
be'd been raised on water without wiggle-taili
:n it, and he was going clear back to oh
Kentucky, to get it if he coulden't in Texas
Why, the squeamish fellow was offered lane
aear me on Trinity, for four dollars and fiftj
cents an acre. But he wouldent have it be
cause the water had wiggle-tails in it I tok
biraifhewasso confounded partic'lar tha
lie could strain the water through a rag, bul
be said he didn't want any of that in his'n
ind he moved on, looking for a better country
rhat kind of foolishness has been the ruin o
many a man who might have doue well ir
Iexas."?Letter to Cincinnati Commercial.
Remedy for the Bites of Rattle
3nakes and Mad Dogs.?I see in your papei
cf June 28 an article on hydrophobia. !
thought I would send you an article, whicl
vou can publish if you please.
? .^11 i < n _ L
1 came to tjaiesourgn m 1001. oooa ai
ter my arrival I found there were many rat
telsnakes to contend with. We used to kil
from twenty to thirty every year.
A few years after our arrival two of ou:
neighbors had two little boys bitten by rat
tlesnakes ; they suffered most intensely and
finally both died.
As I had four little boys I felt very raucl
alarmed, and what to do or how to managi
I did not know, though I thought I woulc
get high-top boots, as the little boys tha
were bitten and died were bitten in thei
Soon after this I found two colts bitten oi
their noses. Their heads and necks wer
3wollen back to their shoulders, so much tha
they could not suck. I thought I would trj
spirits of turpentine; I bathed and rubbe<
their heads and necks with my bare ham
three times thoroughly between 6 o'clock ii
the evening and midnight; in the morning
the swelling was entirely gone.
Since that time I have had several valu
able cows bitten, nnd all T did was to hathi
them thorougly with spirits of turpentine
which proved a perfect remedy. The milk
which is very poisonous for several days,I
throw it.into a vault, so that nothing can ge
at it.
When a person gets bit by a mad dog
spirits of turpentine is a sure remedy, thougl
the person that is bit should take a few drop
af turpentine in some brown sugar for severa
Jays.? Chicago Tribune.
The Origin of "Hail Columbia."?Ir
the recollections of Washington, just publish
3d, occurs the following anecdote:
The song of "Hail Columbia," adapte<
In measure to the "President's March," wa
written by Joseph Hopkinson,of Philadelphia
in 1783. At that time war with France was
3xpected, and a patriotic feeling pervaded thi
community. Mr. Fox, a young singer ant
ictor, called upon Hopkinson one morninj
md said: "To-morrow evening is appointee
for ray benefit at the theatre. Not a singl
box has been taken, and I Fear there will bi
i thin house. If vou will write me sotm
patriotic verses to the tune of the 'President'
March,' I feel sure of a full house. Severa
about the theatre have attempted it, but the]
have come to the conclusion that it canno
be done; yet I think you may succeed." Mr
Hopkins retired to his study, wrote the firs
rerse and chorus, and submitted them t<
Mr. Fox, who sang them in harpsichord ac
jompaniment. The song was soon finishec
and that evening the young actor receivec
it. The next morning the placards announcec
that Mr. Fox would give a new patrotic song
The house was crowded, the song was sung
the audience deligl ted. Eight times it wai
jailed for and repeated, and when sung th(
ainth time the whole audience stood up anc
oiued in the chorus. Night after night "Hai
Columbia" was applauded in the theatre, an(
n a few days was a universal song of the boyi
n the streets. Such was the origin of ourna
tional song, "Hail Columbia."
Peace and War.?It will berememberec
;hat some quarter of a century since, Hon
Charles Sumner delivered an oration befor<
ihe municipal authorities of Boston, on i
Fourth of July, in which he advocated th<
ihe most advanced peaq? doctrines. Somi
little time before its delivery, it is said hi
ivas calling upon Hon. Jeremiah Mason, thi
;iant of the law. Mr. Mason, in course o
jonversation, asked Mr. Sumner what worl
be was eugaged upon. Mr. Sumner repliet
;hat he was completing his oration agains
war. "An oration against war," said Mr. Ma
ion ; you might as well declaim against thunde
md lightning.1'
fiST* "Don't put too much confidence in i
lover's vows and size," said Mrs. Partingtoi
to her niece; "let him tell you that you hav
lips like strawberries and cream, and cheeki
like a darnation, and eyes like an asterisk
?- i? 4
but sucti things oitener come irum a teuuc
head than a tender heart."
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Quarterly, Seini-Annual or Yearly contract
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Obituary Notices and Tributes of Respect, rate<
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, rillHS HOUSE is in the centre of the city, conJ.
venient to all the Public Offices and Business
Houses, located on the south-west corner of the
State Ilouso Square, has been recently re-opened
5 and renovated, and will now compare favorably
1 with any Hotel at the South.
P ROSE'S OMNIBUS will convey passengers to
and from every train, free of charge,
f Also, a first-class Carriage for the accommodation
of ladies,
r TRANSIENT BOARD $2.50 per day.
j W. E. ROSE, Proprietor.
; Food's HonseMM
I* an original, first-class, Dollar Monthly. It b H
, fresh ami sprightly, and will Interest the cntiro
U household, Including lovers and malileas, hus- w
2 ^ bands and wives, parents and children. Itsug- p
, V pests the importance of securing a union of p
1 n hearts and purposes in life, lieloru there shall t
l)c a union of hands. It believes that, while It A
I S Is woman's privilege to purify and comfort and |
H adorn. It should bo mnn's pleasure to provide *1
for, cherish, and protect It would have chll- O
O drcn treated as feeling, thinking and growing
' V creatures?perfectly created,but not full grown. T
. II Yet In advocating these doctrines, the Mnga- U
J T zlne does not employ doctrinal sermons?long
5 and dreary dboubltlons which do not Interest O
' wm and therefore do not profit the reader. On tho p
, E. contrary, it would rather preach ns though It
U preached not?an Inlercstlng story,for Instance, F
" being made to servo the purpose of a long dls- m.
O course by giving the reader something real, In- Ofc
tercstlng and profitable to think about. J
L> The worst as well as the best feature of the m
' n Magazine Is Its price. The Idea of getting a w
really first-class Magazine at one dollar a year, Y
- seems absurd to most people. Yet It employs ^
A some of tho best contributors In the country? H
Including Oail IIamiltok, Its leading editor,
' ^ who receives a salary of three thousand dot- Jf
** lars, equivalent to about ten dollars per day. P
r A Each number contains nearly eight hundred p
L wm dollars' worth of matter, which costs the sub- ?
A scriber about eight cents. A
L a Hnnfl and Jov?two heautlfUUv tinted cravon
1. Portraits worth Four Dollars?will bo mailed J
> N free to every subscriber to the Magazine at $l?0 Q
E Specimens free. Agents wanted.. Address 8. r;
8. WOOD A CO., Newburgh, N. Y. Y
, Hone il Joy-lp li Ju
U United Voice of the Prea.-Wood1* Ul
a S magazine to one of the monuments of business
3 U enterprise which mark the age.?MtOiodM Home O
P Journal, Phlla., Pa. As Its title promises, It
Is devoted to the Instruction and entertainment V
E of the family circle,and,In order to place It with- Q
m. In the means of readers In moderate clrcum- "f
<* ?tances,It Is furnished at a remarkably low rate fi
J in proportion to the Interest of Its contents.?AT.
j f\ r. Tribune. ..It Is essentially a home magazine, M
W and Is just the thing that one would most desire f\
y to place In the hands of his wife and little ones, w
, / or that a man of business would himself take (J
1 H up for the employment of a leisure hour.?Pod zZ
Q Wilmington. N. C Were we out of our {J
t n chair editorial, as a "private citizen," cut oIT m
r from our exchange list and all that, one of the t
i C* first magazines to which we should subscribe U
TT would be Wood's Household.?RtgiAer, Hart- "
, OC ford, CL ?It Is an Intellectual and moral O
r educator, highly prized by all who become ac- ,
I J. qualntcd with IL?Chrittian Advocate. ....If L
f Q popttlnr writers are, therefore, good writers |\
' V #nd k'F*1 prices prove the merit of literary "
. wares, then Mr. Wood's rasgaztno Is a good M
1 H one.-TAe Independent, New York Its art!- "V
cles breathe a spirit of economy, morality and A
w virtue which Is nighlv refreshing In this age of g%
P fashlonablo folly ana extravagance.?Sentinel, Ws
EEdlna, Mo It Is undoubtedly one of tho A
freshest, liveliest Journals we have examined. C
A ?Retard, Springfield, Tcnn The article* X
f I are short, piquant, and of such unquestioned a
J excellence, that this periodical ought to be both _ J
1 O familiar and welcome In very many house- P|
Y holds. Wood's Is a marvel or cheapnem and
first class quality combined.?AVm York Timet. fc
; Wood's Household Hpie
Wi)t JJfetae mti> (Sontitf.
S. C.
Established 1803.)
A Journal for the Merchant, the Planter
B and the Family.
' It now has a largo and constantly increasing
t number of readers, with a popularity and business
firmly established.
r Discussing, with independence and brevity, all tho
current topics of the day.
Containing the latest news in each issue by cable,
1 telegraph and the mails.
Condensing the news, so as to give all desirable
B information in the smallest possible space,
t Giving all the religious news of every denomination.
f Recording gneh movements in social lire aa win
1 prove entertaining in the family circle.
Carefully excludingall matters calculated to offend
J the most refined taste.
Employing a corps of trained and wide-awake
3 correspondents at all points of interest
T More reading matter is given in each issue than is
> to be found in any other daily journal in the Cotton
The current local news of the Carolinas, Georgia,
and Florida is mndo a specialty; the commercial
F> department h. full and accurate: and tlio general
make-up of vho paper is fresh, sparkling and
, piquant.
Neat in typography, convenient in sire, contain?
ing reading matter on every page, The Newb and
1 CotmizB enjoys the reputation of being thf must
sprightly and attractive journal in the 8outh.
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The Weekly News is a large, neatly printed,
carefully-edited journal, each issue containing an
average of Thirty Columns of Reading
Matter, and is made up with great care und dis1
crimination, and contains the cream of the Daily
Edition of The News' and Courier. Its extremely
low price, its careful make-up, and the large and
varied amount of reading matter which it contains,
i commend it to all who desire a first-cluss family
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by 1. H. Hall it Co., in the office of the Librarian of
CongicH*,at Washington.
r July 3 27 ly
0 ' doous,
n "It/f0ULDINGS' Brftcketst Stair Fix
1 ITAtures, builders' Furnishing Hardware,
Drain Pipe, Floor Tiles, Wire >
1 Guards, Terra Cotta Ware, Marble and
e Slate Mantle Pieces.
i Circulars and Price Lists sent free
:? t> t> toat.f
I ,011 ,
20 Hayno and 33 Pinckney streets, ,
J I | Charleston, S. C.J
- ; i Orders received bv mv Agents,
u i 1 Messrs. JEFFERYS A METTS, at the
>. | Citizen'sSavings Bank,Yorkville,S.C.
rpSf White Pino Lumber for Sale.
! Octobers 40 ly
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% of either sex, young or old, make more money at
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to the Interests of the Good and
True People of the Country.
FROM the growing popularity and demand
abroad, for our paper, which after more than
seven years of unremitting labor and effort we
have tire proud satisfaction of seeing firmly established,
upon a business basis, we are convinced of
the propriety of imparting to it a broader character,
and making it a more general exponent of the
sentiments and interests of the country at large,
and representative of its intelligence and welfare,
but more especially of the South and
We have, therefore, determined, to the best of our
ability, to occupy this higher and wider plane of
usefulness, and as a first step toward doing so,
we abandon the name of the Sumter Netus, which
smacks too much of localism, for that of
We shall continue, as heretofore, to stand firmly
and squarely upon our principles, maintain
our independence, and to battle for right and
truth against official corruption, venality and
fraud?not swerving from the rignt through motives
of crooked policy or fallacious and shortsighted
We receive no Government pap, to help us
aloug; but look to the men whose rights and interests
we watch and defend, by day and by night,
to sustain us, by a cordial and liberal support.
We ask all friends of
To interest themselves in extending our circulation,
and thereby aid us in our battle against the
corruption and villainy of the Party in Power,
which is fast destroying the liberties of our people
and the resources of the country.
W. G. KENNEDY, Editor.
Single copies $3.00 ,* two copies $5.00.
Sumter, S. C.
August 21 34 tf
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1 r, r.r.fr ri i,
m\irmgW^rw" W .
Jtt, and Danville R. W., N. C. Division, and
North-Western N. C. Railway. .
In effect on and after Sunday, June 15thj 1873.
Leave Charlotte 2.50 P. M.
" Salisbury I 5.02 "
" Greensboro I 8.15 " I
" Danville, 11.17 " 6.15 A.M.
" Burkvillc ;3.34A.M.' 11.40 "
Arrive at Richmond....! 6.35 " j 2.55 P. M.
Richmond ' 1.05 P. M. 9.45 A.M.
" Burkevllle 4.10 ? j 1.20 P.M.
" Danville 8.45 " Arrive 6.10 "
" Greensboro 11.38 " |
" Salisbury, 2.03 A.M.'
Arrive at Charlotte 4.05 " |
Leave Greensboro g 8.20 P.M. Arrive 10,48 P.M.
" Company Shops.. > s. 10.00 " o. 9.30 "
" Hillsboro ; ? U.10 ? = 7.47 "
" Raleigh 1 1.40 A.M. a 5.26 "
Arrive at Goldsboro j? 4.30 " ?Leave 9.30 P. M.
Leave Greensboro 3.40 P. M.
Arrive at Kemerevllle,. 5.10 P. M.
Leave Kernensvllle 9.00 A. M.
Arrive at Greensboro '. 10.30 A. M.
Mail trains daily both ways over entire length
of roads. Accommodation daily between Danville
and Richmond. (Sundays excepted.)
On Sundays Lynchburg Accommodation leaves
Richmond at 8.25 A. M.; arrives at Burkevllle
11.28 A. M.; leaves Burkevllle 1.10 P.M.; arrives
at Richmond 4.17 P. M.
Pullman Palace Cars on all night trains between
Charlotte and Richmond, (without change.)
For further information, address
General Ticket Agent,
T. M. R. TALCOTT, Greensboro, N. C.
Engr. and Gen. Supt.
Dr.* Crook's Wine of Tar.
Dr. Crook's
jjlg WINE
1 To have more
. mutta.^,. merit than any
Nimilar preparn(ion
ever offered
the public.
Tt i? rich in the medicinal qualities
of Tar, and unequaled for diseases
of the Throat and Lungs, performing
the most remarkable cures.
Coughs, Colds, Clionic Coughs.
It effectually cures tlieni all.
Asthma and Bronchi!*.
Has cured so many cases
it has been pronounced a
specific for these complaints.
For pains in Breast Side or Back,
Gravel or Kidney Disease,
Diseases of the Urinary Organs,
Jaundice or any Liver Complaint,
It has no equal.
It is also a superior Tonic,
. Restores the Appetite,
Strengthens the System,
Restores the Weak and
Debilitated, ^
Causes the Food to Digest,
Removes Dyspepsia and
Prevents Malarious Fevers,
Gives tone to your System.
Try Dr.Crook's Wineof'Tar
October 3 40 ly
Columbia, 8. C., June 13,1878. J
THE following Passenger Schedule will be run
over this road on ana after MONDAY, 10th
going south.
Train No. 1. Train No. 2.
Leave Charlotte, 4.20 A. M.
Arrive at Columbia,...9.30 A. M.
Leave Columbia 9.45 A. M. 3.15 A. M.
Arrive at Augusta,.....2.00 P. M. 8.20 A. M.
going north.
Leave Augusta. 3.52 A. M. 5.50 P. M.
Arrive at Columbia,...8.27 A. M. J0.47 P. M.
Leave Columbia 8.42 A. M.
Arrive at Charlotte.... 2.00 P. M ......
Standard time ten minutes slower than Washington
; six minutes ahead of Columbia.
No. 1 Train daily. No. 2 Train daily, Sundays
excepted. Both trains make close connection to
all noints North, South and West.
Tnrough tickets sold and baggage checked to all
principal points.
JAMES ANDERSON, General Sup't.
E. B. Dorsey, Gen. Freight and Ticket Agent.
June 19 25 tf
THIS is as large and complete a Factory as there
is in the South; All work manufactured at
the Factory in this city. The only house owned
and managed by a Carolinian in this line in
Charleston. Send for price list.
I Address, GEO. S. HACKER,
Post-Office box 170, Charleston, S. C.
Factory and Warorooms on King street, opposite
Cannon street, on line of City Railway.
December 5 49 ly
A rrPiTltH may learn something greatly
to their advantage and obtain
specimens and full particulars free, by addressing
Newburgh, N. Y.
A AAA POUNDS of clean cotton and linen
Kags wanted, for which 2 cents
per pound will l>o paid, at the
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