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CiUESTS OF THE HEART. Soft falls through the gathering twilight The rain from the dripping eaves, _ And stirs with a tremulous rustle The dead and the dying leaves; While afar, in the midst of the shadows, I hear the sweet voices of bells, Come borne on the winds of the Autumn, That fitfully rises and swells. They call and they answer each other? They answer and mingle again? As the deep and the shrill in an anthem Make harmony still in their strain ; As the yoices of*sentinels mingle In mountainous regions of snow, Till from hill-top to hill-top a chorus Floats down to the valleys below. The shadows, the fire-light of even, The sound of the rain's distant chime. Come bringing, with rain softly dropping, Sweet thoughts of a shadowy time; Tllft QllltnhorAna oonoo Af onnlnoiAn From storm and intruders aloof, We feel when we hear in the midnight The patter of rain on the roof. When the spirit goes forth in its yearnings To take all its wanderers home ; Or, afar in the regions of fancy. Delights on swift pinions to roam, I quietly sit by the fire-light? The fire-light so bright and. so warm? For I know that those only who love me Will seek me through shadow and storm. But should they be absent this evening, Should even the household depart? Dese.'ted, I should not be lonely; There still would be guests in my heart. The faces of friends that I cherish. The smile, and the glance, and the tono, Will haunt 1110 wherever I wander, And thus I am never alone. With those who have left far behind them The joys and the sorrows of time? Who sing the sweet songs of the angels In a purer and holier clime! Then darkly, O evening of Autumn, Your rain and your shadows may fall; My loved and my lost ones you bring me? My heart holds a feast with tbctn all. ItuMfltous Department. AN INVITED NOSE. At one of the demi-French reuuions, not long since, a little scene occurred which amused the few who witnessed it. About ten o'clock a monsieur entered, very correct in his "getting up," unexceptionable in his demeanor, but a gentleman gifted with a very considerable nasal organ. The old proverb says, "A large nose never spoiled a handsome face," and the stranger justified the proverb. Advancing to the mistress of the house, he made the formal reverence which ceremony requires on a first visit, then, taking a more familiar tone, he said, "It has been very hap.py to accept your invitation, madam; an honor of which it is quite unworthy." This was said in a low voice, but so distinctly that it could be understood by those who stood near. The lady, who, though a very distingue person, is somewhat timid, because still young, was somewhat embarrassed at this address, and, thinking she had misunderstood him, replied? "Excuse me, sir; were you saying?" "I said, madam, that it was very grateful for the invitation to your soiree." The bystanders exchanged looks and began to whisper; the lady became more and more out of countenance. "I do not understand you," she said, at length ; "of what are you speaking ?" The gentleman did not speak again, but pointed, in reply, to the prominent feature in his face. "What! do you know? Oh! how imprudent," exclaimed the lady; and blushing from her chin to her eyes, she concealed in her handkerchief a face half laughing and half embarrassed. The explanation of this little mystery soon came out. The hostess had met this gentleman the evening before at the house of her sister, where he made himself very agreeable, as was his custom. On her return, recollecting her own soiree of the next day, she wrote hastily the following concise note to her sister: "I have taken a liking to the big nose. Give him an invitation for me." Her madcap relative amused herself by sending the invitation as it was, and the gentleman responded to the joke in a manner which brought the laughter on his side. A Puzzled Darkey.?Not a hundred miles from Crestliue.a colored American citi'/on L*oone o efnnrl Pai* fKa coin aP nnu'cnonorc /a ii rv\.v^/c c? ciuuu ivt oujv v/i cigars, apples, and other knick knacks. Thither one day went a burly engineer, given somewhat to practical joking, and asked for a nickel's worth of peanuts. The elongated edibles were immediately measured and handed over. "Derc dey are, sah." "Let me see," said the engineer, thoughtfully, "I don't believe I waut these, after all. Take 'era back and give me a couple of apples in.place of them." "All right, sah," and the exchange was made in a twinkling. The engineer still hesitated, fumbling the apples in an undecided manner. Finally? "Durn ray buttons, I don't believe I want these either. I'll trade 'em to you for a cigar." The dicker was made without objection, and the engineer, after leisurely lighting his cheroot, turned away. "Hoi' on, dar; you don't go and forget to pay for that cigar." "Certainly I paid for it. I gave you the apples for it." "But you didn't pay for the apples." "Yes, I gave you the peanuts for them." "You didn't pay for the nuts." "Well, I didn't keep 'em, did I ?" "Datso, 'fo' God, dat so!" and while the puzzled darkey was scratching his wool the cnmnppr made his esrane. Before turnino- the corner he glanced back and beheld the darkey with bent head in ruminating attitude, evidently satisfied that as a commercial transaction it was all straight, but wondering where he had made anything out of the dicker. Ax Ix.iuked Darkey.?"Here^s your nice roast chick'n," cried an aged colored man, as the cars stopped at a North Carolina station. "Here's your nice roast chick'n'ntaters, all nice and hot," holding up his plate and walking the platform. "Where did you get that chicken, uncle?" asked a passenger. Uncle looked at the intruder sharply, and i then turned away, crying?"Here's yer nice j roast chick'n, gentl'm'n, all hot; needn't go ! into the house fordat." "Where did you get that chicken ?" repeated the inquisitive passenger. "Look-a-yer,"says uncle, speaking privately ; "is you from de Xorf?" "Yes." "Is you a friend ob de cullud man ?" "I hope I am." "Uen don't you never ask me where 1 got dat chick'n again. Here's yer nice roast chick'n, all hot." The train started. Bankrupt Matter.?Sambo, what your 'pinion ob de bankrupt law ?" "Tink 'urn fus-rate, Pompey." "I imply for the appellation myself. Just j splaiu yira's principals." "Why, you see here, now, just len' me dat j half dollar you got for whitewashing." Pompey hands him the money, and Sambo | deliberately puts it into his pocket. "Dereden, now, I owes de shoemaker three shilling, and you half a dollar, besides de grog-shop bill. Now dis half dollar am all de property I got. I divide with him ac- j cording to de debt." "Sambo, I takes dat half dollar back." Sambo, with amazement. "You tink dis chile green ? You gits yo share wid de oder creditors." Sambo was quite as honest as some others. iHZT A spread-eagle orator wanted the wings of a bird to fly to every village and hamlet in the broad land; but he wilted when a naughty boy iu the crowd sang out, "You'd i be shot for a goose before you had Hyed a j mile." 1 Hepartment. [Original.] HOGS. Within the last fifty or sixty years, a great chaDge has taken place in the upper counties of South Carolina. At that time every one raised his own bacon; now very few do it. This is a change, but not for the better. The reasons assigned for the change, is the cost of raising hogs, and the danger of having them stolen after they are raised. We are at a loss to understand how the cost of raising hogs now can be greater than it was fifty years ago. We do not believe it is any greater. The liability for hogs to be stolen has increased, we admit, ten fold. From the close of the Revolutionary war up to about the year 1830, very little, if any, meat was bought by the inhabitants of the upper couuties of South Carolina. This was the most prosperous period in the history of the State. During that period, the most of the property that is now iu the possession of citizens was acquired. Since that time, the cotton mania has prevailed, and there has beeu much noise, but little progress. It is all nonsense to say that hogs cannot be raised cheaper than they can be bought. As a general rule, anything that can be raised of oil ooofo laoo fn t?oien if flian fn Kl1\r if t*U VUOlfO J LOO WVS iWlCV VUMti ?v VMJ >vt As things now are, hogs must be raised differently from what they were by our fathers. They raised them in the woods. We cannot do this on account of thieves. But our fathers lost a vast amount of hogs in one way and another. The pigs were killed by wild animals, and many of the hogs went wild, and never were caught by their owners. Pasture can be sown for hogs by us, and thus they will be comparatively safe from thieves. A few hogs is all that an ordinary sized family need. The offal about a house, with a little corn, occasionally, will keep fat a couple of hogs the year round. Without the hogs, this offal would be wasted. The hog may be made a scavenger, to pick up matter that would be injurious to health. Thorp nro mnnv rpnsnns whv nverv farmer should attempt to raise his own meat. It is cheaper, because it is not all paid for at once. It is better. No one will think of comparing good home raised, and home cured bacon with the bulk meat that is brought to our southern market. This is not all. There is a peculiar pleasure afforded to a man of agricultural taste, in seeing all his supplies for his family growing up under his eyes. He can form a correct estimate of his pecuniary progress. He can make a safe calculation with respect to his annual income. He is not harrassed about the rise in the price of bacon nor the fall in the price of cotton. He feels that he has his meat on his own farm. [Original.] THE PROSPECTS. In York and Chester counties, the corn crop is generally good. The probabilty is that the cotton crop will not be more than one-half as large as that of last year. It may be safely said that in both of the above named counties, there will be an abuudance of corn made to supply the wants of the citizens, provided it is not destroyed by freshets, and not wasted in using it. What the price of cotton will be no one can tell. The crop in all the cotton growing States will be much lighter than it was last year, and the probability is that the average price wi'l be about fourteen or fifteen cents per pound. This is about what it has averaged for several years. Were it not for the many drains that are upon the farmers for guano, liens and the like, money would, in the course of two months, be plenty. The past summer, notwithstanding the fact that a good crop of cotton was raised last year, has been a hard one. This resulted from the fact that so many of the farmers were corn and bacon buyers. A step, however, in the right direction, has been taken by the farmers. More corn was planted last spring than has been planted since the war. The result is that the prospects for the future are decidedly better. Not that any great change has yet taken place, but in a few weeks the light will, we are convinced, begin to break in upou this section of the country. Men in all sections of the county, who heretofore have been corn-buyers, are bold in saying that in future they are determined to raise their own corn and wheat and their meat if they can. This is right. It is a shame for a man who claims to be an agriculturist to be buying corn year after year. ^ ' f* ?* ? - i 1-i. 4.U: untne iarra wnere corn is uuugnl, every iu mg seems to be in a dilapidated condition. The barn and crib are empty; the horses and mules take the hooks, the blind staggers or fall into ditches, the cows die with the hollow horn, the calves take the hollow tail, and the hogs become so slim that no fence can keep them out. The prospects for next year are decidedly better than they were last year, notwithstanding the fact that last year's cotton crop was very heavy and the price realized fair. The danger is, that owing to the light cotton crop and good corn crop of the present year the price of cotton will go up and the price of corn go down, and the farmers will go crazy on cotton again, and neglect to plant corn next spring, and to sow wheat and other small grains this fall. We will never be able to manage the cotton crop to advantage unj til every farmer makes his own supplies of : corn and meat. When ever the time arrives [ that farmers have plenty of supplies the year round, the cotton crop, whether it be large or small, will be profitable. Don't Kill Your Best Fowt.s.?It is the worst possible policy to kill all the best fowls, and save only the mean and scraggy ones to breed from. This is precisely me way to run out your stock ; for like tends to breed like, and the result is, that by continually taking away the best birds, and setting the eggs of the poofesfc, your flock will grow poorer every succeeding year. 11 would seem as though this was too plain to be insisted upou, but in fact, "lineupon line" is needed. It is the crying want of the poultry upon the farms the country through, this careful and intelligent selection of the best for breeding. Nothing is lost by a little self-denial to start with. The extra pound or two of poultry flesh that you leave on its legs, instead of sendinc it to the market, is as good seed, and will bring forth ten-fold and twenty-fold in j your future broods. Save your best stock for j breeding. To Remove Ants.?The following is a very simple means of removing ants, particu- j larly when they are found in houses: "Cook i a quantity of prunes, making a strong decoc- j tion ; pour the juice into a vessel, and place j where the ants are ; the insects, attracted by j the juice fall into the vessel and are drowned; i repeat the operation until all are removed, j When trees are attacked by ants use the same I remedy; put the vessel containing juice of; the prunes at the foot of the trees, and the j best results arc obtained. To prevent the heat from souring the juice whose odor at- j tracts the ants, keep the vessels in the shade, | or set them out after sunset." ? Wood ashes and common salt wet with water will stop the cracks of the stove and prevent the smoke from escaping. THE LITTLE BIRD. ; A little bird with feathers brown Satsingingon a tree; The song was very soft and low, But sweet as it could be. And all the people passing by Looked up to see the bird That made tne sweetest melody That ever they had heard. Butall the bright eyes looked in vain, For birdie was so small, And with a modest dark brown coat, lie made no show at all. "Why, papa !" little Grade said, "Whore can the birdie be? If I could sing a song like that, I'd sit where folks could see." "I hope my littlcgirl will learn A lesson from the bird, And trv to do what crond she can. Not to be seen or heard. This birdie is content to sit Unnoticed by the way, And sweetly sing his Maker's praise From dawn till close of day. ".So live, my child, all through your life, That, be it short or long. Though others may forget your looks, They'll not forget your song." LUCK. I "It's just my luck, mother. I might have ! known I shouldn't get the plnce, for all it seemed as though I was sure of it. I'm the most unlucky boy ir the world, and I always was, ever since I can remember. There's Osmond Gray, he got the place, just as he does everything. He is no better scholar I than I am, but he always comes out ahead." ! This was said in a tone of mingled impa-; tience and regret, as the speaker, a lad of; fourteen summers, looked earnestly at his! mother. That she was sadly disappointed her j face plainly revealed. "If Mr. Bemis has taken Osmond Gray into j the counting room instead of you, he had a reason for it. If you fail, as often as you complain you do, there is a reason for it," responded Mrs. Crowley. "I have been afraid, for a good while, that you would grow up to be a bad man." "That's the way you always talk, mother, j It seems as though you blame me for every- j thing that happens." "No I don't, my son ; I'm afraid I love you too well for that. I'm afraid I love you too well for your own good." "No, mother, you know you couldn't do that. Uncle Jack says we belong to ati unlucky family. He says he always had bad luck, and I suppose I must expect to have it." "Your uncle ha3 his own luck, my son. He has been his own efiemy. You are not old enough yet to realize it, but he reaps the reward of his own doings. He is kind-hearted and generous ; but he is apt to put off till tomorrow what ought to be done to-day. He is never quite ready to do anything that can be left for another time. Then, he has spent a small fortune for liquor and tobacco, and that is the secret of his bad luck. You are a good deal like him, but it would break my heart to have you grow up to be such a man as he is." "Why, mother, I thought you loved Uucle Jack !" exclaimed Ned Crowley. "I do love him. But I know his faults, and he knows them, too; though he says it's too late for him to change. If you would ask Mr. Bemis, why he gave the place in his counting-room to Osmund Gray, instead of you, I think he would tell you. I don't know how we can live, now my health is so poor, unless you can earn money somewhere." Mr. Bemis was surprised at receiveing a call from Ned Crowley, and still more surprised when he was respectfully asked the reason for his preference in the selection of an under-clerk. "I know it is a strange question for me to ask," added the boy. "It is strange; but, as you asked it, I will answer it," was the reply. "Until within a fortnight, I intended to give the place to you. I knew you were a good scholar, a handsome writer, and a quick accountant. Then, I knew that your mother needed the help of your wages. But I heard some one say you were like your Uncle Jack, and I hegan to watch you. I saw you drink a glass of beer in Keed's saloon, and one day I saw you puffing a cigar. That was the way your TJucle Jack began, and I didn't dare to trust you." "Thank you, for telling me this, Mr. Beniis." And, despite the tremor in voice, and the blushes which burned upon his cheeks, the boy did not shirk from the earnest gaze of his companions. "I thought it was my fault, and I'll change my habits. If you will give me any kind of a chance to work, I'll do the best I can, and then see where the luck comes." THE SCIENTIFIC FKOG--A FABLE. A discontented and curious frog seeing a couple of men sitting under the shadow of a tree by the side of a stream of water, and engaged in conversation, hopped up to the bank, and seated himself before them to learn something from their conversation. One of them was a scientific quack, and was just now warmly advocating "the development hypothesis." "We know nothing of God," said he ; "this stream flows on because water runs down hill ; the wind blows because nature maxes it oiow ; the sun shines and the plants grow all as the result of law. Who sees any design in it? A man is a fool to believe what he cannot see. What are we men ? Only higher developments of some lower animals, such as fishes and frogs ?" And then the men departed. Thenceforth the frog was a philosopher. He held up his head with pride, and endeavored to hop only on his hind legs. lie was not particularly proud of his ancestry, but entertained great expectations of his numerous family of pollywogs. One of them, at least, he hoped would develop into a little man. After this he deterraind to travel and enrich his mind by observation. The first place he visited was a saw-mill, of which he had often | heard his father speak. He seated himself! upon a log with his back toward a large revolving saw, and began to soliloquize. "Now, the saw-mill," said he, "my father j told me was designed by a higher power for the purpose of making boards. Nonsense ! There is no such thing as design. This mill made itself. It was developed by nature and j law. How foolish to believe in what you cannot see!" In tiie meantime tno miner tec on me wu-1 ter, and the log began to glide smoothly, and j the saw to revolve; and while the frog was! absorbed in meditation the saw reached him, j and, presto! he was cut asunder, and that was ' the end of his travels and philosophy. Moral: It is not well for frogs or men to know too much, for excess of knowledge and stupidity are sometimes the same thing. IIomk.?A man went out to India to live j there, lie had a very pleasant house, with i a large garden, and he and his wife and chil- ; dren lived very happily. At last, as the lit-' tie children grew up, the heat made them ill, ' 1 1. ? tl.?t i aiul iticy uccamc nun iwiu vvmitt, su tuai nut-1 day the doctor said, "If you wish your chil-j dren to live, you must send them to England." The poor man could not leave his work in J India, so he was obliged.to send his wife and children away by themselves, and he was left j alone. The day after they had gone away, a friend called upon him and said, "What a pleasant house you have !" "Yes," said the i poor man, "but it was a home yesterday ; now j it is nothing but a house. My home is where my wife and children are." Home is not brick and mortar, nor stone, but a place where our best friends arc. Ilea- j veil is our home, because Jesus our best friend, and Codjour Father, are there. God wishes all men to think that heaven is | their home, and so lie sends for our parents and our friends, and takes them away from j our home on earth, that we may be obliged to look up to heaven and say, "My best friends are there." Our best friends are our best treasure, and Jesus tells us,"Where our treasure is there will j our hearts be also."?Parables for children. I /. ftoUng fur the JaMath. OONDUCTKI) BY REV. ROBERT LATHAN. [Orlglnnl.] DEEDS ARE EVIL. The main reason why men generally do not embrace the gospel, is because their deeds are evil. If the gospel only demanded an assent to doctrines, men would not be so ready to reject it. If it granted them full liberty to onrrant in wnrlrlltr nlonanro nnrl wnrlfilv sins. j / few, if any, would raise serious objections to it. But since it enjoins a holy life, men find fault with It. They dislike the gospel because the gospel has for its object the destruction of sin. It will be found that bad men, the world over, are opposed to the gospel. Of the vast multitude who reject the gospel, not one of them has, in practice, anything that resembles true piety. It is piety that they all so much dislike. They love to be free and untrarameled to sin. The gospel forbids this, and this is the main reason why they will not come to Jesus. The unregenerated heart loves sinful pleasures. If the gospel did not forbid indulging in sinful lusts and sinful pleasures, its doctrines would not be repulsive. It is not its doctrines that are so objectionable to men?it is the holy life which it enjoins, that makes it repulsive to the heart that is wedded to sin and worldly pleasures. * [Original. TO-MORROW. The resolves of a vast multitude of the human family are very good, if they were only put into execution. Perhaps all men, in Christian lands, expect to come to Jesu9 some time before they die. For various reasons 4. :? ?<r ti,? LIJ^J put# lb UU until lU'lUUllUW, X 11C jruuug are anxious to revel to-day in pleasure, and to-morrow they say they will sober down and come to Jesus. The man whose soul is absorbed in accumulating wealth, says to himself, "To-day I will struggle and toil and gain so much, and to-morrow I will sit down and devoutly serve God." The ambitious man says, "To-day I will enjoy the adulations and praises of the multitude; to-morrow I, will retire and quietly \vorship ray God. Unfortunately for many, the to-morrow of their resolves never comes. They spend their to-day in sinful pleasures, and their to-morrow is spent in a world of woe. God requires something more than empty resolves. He never says to-morrow come to me. It is always today. Time waits on no one. The man who resolves in spring to plant, but does not do it, finds in autumn that he has nothing but empty barns. It is vain for any one to suppose that God can be put off with empty promises and idle resolves. The individual that would go to heaven, must go to work. He must do something. He must do everything that God commands him to do, and do nothing that God forbids him to do. He must purpose in his heart to serve God, and serve him diligently in his daily walk and conversation. Good intentions are well enough, but if they go no farther than intentions, they will starve the soul. [Original.] DESPONDENCY. God's children are not at all times filled with comfort. Sometimes the most devoutly pious are the subjects of gloomy despondency. Some have been brought near to the regions of despair. They have concluded that they either never had any grace, or if they ever were the subjects of God's regenerating spirit, the work has ceased, and they are again dead in trespasses and sins. Cases are on record of such individuals, desiring to have their names struck off the church book, lest the church might be deceived, and they, by suffering their names to remain on the records, might bring disgrace upou the church of the Redeemer. Surely such a state of mind very undesirable, and the individual who is so afflicted, is an object of Christian pity and sympathy. That such an individual is in an unhappy state of mind must be admitted; but that his soul is in a dangerous condition, is by no means clear. The man who is in the most dangerous condition is generally the man who thinks that he is decidedly safe. At night he throws himself down upon his bed and never thinks about the condition of his soul. In the morning he wakes up and his thoughts are engrossed, but not upon his eternal destiny. The main cause of despondency in the true Christian is a want of faith. Not so much a want of faith in its existence, as in its exercise. 'During these periods of despondency, the believer looks away from Jesus and looks at himself. His mind has been enlightened by God's word and by God's spirit, and he has correct views of human depravity and of human inability. He sees his lost and ruined condition, and feels his lnaouity to ao anything to extricate himself from the filth and pollution of sin. His mind is filled with gloom, and must so remain until he looks away from himself, end fixes his attention by faith upon the atonement made by Jesus Christ. So soon as this takes place, the spell is broken and light is poured into the mind, and joy into the soul. Despondency is the work of Satan. He leaves no means untried that he may draw away the attention from the Saviour. All that malignant hate can devise is resorted to in order to keep the sinner from looking to Jesus, and after he has looked, no stratagem is left untried to turn away his attention from the Lamb of God which takcch away the sin of the world. Sometimes despondency is brought on by sickness, by the loss of property, or by some other similar circumstances. These circumstances, whatever they may be, are the work of Satan. God, in his wisdom, permits Satan to do many and grievous things. He was permitted to tempt the Saviour, to distress the patriarch Job, to take possession of the bodies of various individuals, to make some sick aud others raving mauiacs. Why Satan is thus permitted to distress the people of God, no one knows. The fact is beyond controversy. In that form of prayer which Christ has given us, one petition is, "lead us not into temptation." The meaning of this petition is, permit us not to be tempted. The constant use of this petition, in faith, is the -Milv ?nr<? nrnunntivn against desnondeiicv. "J - 1 - "O The cure is tlie succeeding petition, "deliver us from evil." He who will offer up continually these two petitions, and looking up, expecting an answer, will be kept from despondency, or bc,|in God's own good time,delivered from it. The cures that are sometimes prescribed for despondency, are as foolish as they are ineffectual. The sufferer is advised to indulge in the pleasures of gay society. If young, the advice given, often, is to go to the pleasure party, the ball-room aud the giddy dance. Such advice is exceedingly pleasing to Satan. In other words, the cure which is often prescribed for despondency, is is to become dissipated. Such a cure kills both soul and hody. Let the desponding go to God? let them trust in a loving Saviour. ffsjy Difficulties arc whetstones sent to sharpen our fortitudes. !< S7 ? | NEARLY all diseases originate from Indiges- | tion and Torpidity of the Liver, and relief is always anxiously sought after. If the Liver is f Regulated in its action, health is almost invaria' bly secured. Want of action in the Liver causes s Headache, Constipation, Jaundice, Pain in the c Shoulders, Cough, Chills. Dizziness, Sour Stom- . ach, bad taste in the mouth, bilious attacks, palpitation of the heart, deprtv>.si n of spirits, or the ^ blues, and a hundred other symptoms, for which f SIMMONS' LIVER REGULATOR is the best remedy that has ever been discovered. It acts mildly, effectually, and being a simple vegetable compound, can do no injury in any quantities that it may betaken. Itis harmless in every way. p It has been used for 40 years, and hundreds of the good and great from all parts of the countr* will \ (mini KM lb* Utility UK" JJUIU*L ill KI 1?U*U ,) Simmons' Liter Regulator, or Medicine, c Is harmless, Is no drastic violent medicine, Is sure to curd if taken regularly, Is no intoxicating beverage, Is a faultless family medicine, Is the cheapest medicine in the world, I Is given with safety and the happiest results to the most delicate infant, Docs not interfere with business, r Docs not disarrange the system, r Takes the place of Quinine and Bitters of every kind, " Contains the simplest and best remedies. c For sale by all Druggists. March 2(5 13 ly? _. o CONNER, HOBBS & DOBSON. 7 THE YORKVILLE COACH FACTORY. WE would respectfully announce to the public that with increased facilities for the execur ....... ,fn*\r if a thn HUII U1 uucll rllill UllliUfic iv win, w V? tutiuiiviii v vmv new year with a determination NOT TO BE EXCELLED, cither in the quality of our manufactures or low prices for a similar article. In our show room may, at all times, be found a tine assortment of vehicles of various styles and prices, to an examination of which we respectfully invite those do- y siring to purchase. CARRIAGES of any particular description, if not on hand, made to' order at q short notice, and satisfaction guaranteed. CONNER, HOBBS A DOBSON. t COTTON, COTTON. \ PERSONS o wing us can make payment in cot- s ton at the very highest prices the staple com- t mands. We are anxious to close our outstanding I matters at the earliest date possible, and to this y end will make the inostliberal arrangements with c those indebted to us. a CONNER, HOBBS <fc DOBSON. p REPAIRING. g REPAIRING and Job Work, of all kinds, per- \ taining to our regular business, will be o promptly executed in the best manner and for r reasonable prices. c CONNER, HOBBS A; DOBSON. t c YORKVILLE FEMALE INSTITUTE. J FALL SESSION. THE FALL SESSION of the above Institute will commence on MONDAY, AUGUST 3D, 1874. The undersigned are gratified to state that the present accomplished Corps of Instructors, whose services have given such general satisfaction, will be retained, together with such additional aid in the several departments as exigencies may require. Yorkville is located in the most northerly portion of South Carolina, at an altitude of 800 feet above the sea. Its climate is unsurpassed for healthfulness and salubrity, and the moral tone of its society has always been marked. It is connected by rail with the Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta Railroad at Chester, and also by telegraph with all prominent points South: an'd at an early day, will also have railroad connection by a line'now under construction, with the Air-Line, tho Central North Carolina, at Lincolnton, and the Western North Carolina, at Hickory Tavern, thus affording unsurpassed facilities for access from all points. As an educational centre, Yorkville has long enjoyed a pre-eminence in this State, being tho location of the King's Mountain Military School, and of several Academies of merit. TERMS, Per session of 20 weeks, payable, one-half in advance; the remainder at the expiration of ten weeks: Primary Department, ?12 00 Preparatory Department, 16 00 Intermediate Department, 20 00 Collegiate Department, 20 00 Languages, extra, 10 00 Instrumental Music, 20 00 Use of Piano, 3 00 Vocal Music 10 00 Board in College building, per session, 75 00 Boarding in the College will be under the supervision, and in the family of the Rev. JAMES DOUGLAS. Board with private families can be had at reasonable rates. Pupils will only be charged from time of entrance; although it is desirable to have all commence. where practicable, at the opening of the session. No deductions will be made for absence, except in cases of protracted sickness. The College is a large brick building located in a retired part of the town, and capable of accommodating lifty boarders, besides space for recitation rooms, Ac. It is of easy access to those desiring to board in families. It is highly desirable that all young ladies who ~ design entering for this session, should be in attendance by the 10TII OF AUGUST, so as to have the beneiit of proper arrangement into classes. W. H. MeCORKLE.) JAMES F. HART, ExecutiveCom'tee. II. F. ADICKES, J July JO tf Iron in the Blood > #TTTE PERUVIAN ? 8YRITP Vitalizes ^ and Enriches tlio ? Wood, Tones tip tlio li System.Builds up tlio J Broken-down, ( tires v Femalo Complaint*, . Dropsv.Debilitv.il 11mors. Dyspepsia, &cT'liotisamls Jiavo been ohanped by tlio I tiso of this remedy j\ from weak, sickly, t Buffering creatures, to ptronp. healthy, and happy men ami women; and invalids cannot reasonably hesitate to pivo it a trial, A Caution.?Bo sure you pet tlio rlpht article. Seo A that "Peruvian Syrup" Is blown in tlio ptass. j Pamphlets free. Sehilforone. SF.TII W. FOAVLE <fc SON'S, Proprietors, lloston, Mass. For sale hy druggists generally. I October 2 40 ly STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, Columbia, April 24th, 1873. I THE YORKVILLE ENQUIRER is hereby J designated as the newspaper for the publiea- y tion of all Legal Notices and Official Advertise- \ I ments for the county of York, under the Act ap- . i proved February 22nd, 1870, entitled "An Act to regulate the publication of all Legal and public Notices, and the order heretofore issued designating tho "Carolina Now Era" as the official paper for tho county of York is hereby rescinded, By order of the Board. H. E. IIAYNE, Secretary of State, and Secretary of the Board, r, HENRY E. HAYNE, Secretary of State, i ami Secretary of the Board, do hereby certify I that the foregoing is a true copy of the Original on file in my office. H. E. HAYNE, Socrotary of State. ]talfRAWM|| |s | |j THE LEADING INSTITUTION IN THE U.S. jj THERE are no Vacations. Send for Catalogue j and College Documents. For Splendid Spec- ! imensof Penmanship, enclose two P. O. Stamps. | : Address W. II. SADLER, President, c Nos. (Lfc 8 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. j January 1 1 tf -^ | f jJlljill!BBIilifI'J tl WBBwIrM NgwOSjlM iWM?f ii ;(?J 'iV/Mil iii June 4 23 tf at AT MY POST AGAIN. D (HAVE resumed tho PRACTICE OE LAW, and have taken an ollice in the "Old Jail," opposite the ofHee occupied by Wilson & Wilson, whore I can be found, unless absent on professional business, from 10 o'clock, A. M., on Mondays, until 2 o'clock, P. M., on Saturdays, j T. J. REEL. ! si I January 22 4 tf I J. H. ADAMS. NEW SPRING GOODS. j I WOULD respectfully inform my friends and ! lie public, that I am now receiving, direct from j irst hands in the northern markets, a full and j somplete stock of SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS. Consisting of full linos of the most fashionable j ityles, and of the best quality. FOR THE LADIES. Our stock of ladies' Dress Goods is unusually ine and attractive, and includes all the latest xyies in rnnut, \ui]gimiii?, unwn?, rcn^ic.^ <tav>nets, Organdies, Silks, White Goods, Trimmings, ic.; Hats and Bonnets, Parasols, Hosiery, Hnnd:erchiefs, Gloves, Shoes and Gaiters, Fnney Arieles, Ac. FOR GENTS' WEAR. Hats and Caps, Boots, Shoes and Gaiters, Coatngs, Suitings, Cassimeres, Serges, Caehemire, 'amiso, Mohair, Byzantine, Florentine, Milanese, apanaise and other Cloths ; Hosiery, Gloves, llothing, Shirts, Ac., Ac. Besides the above Goods, selected with great are by COGONEL, M'CORKLE, have, also, in store the usual standard articles, k'hich go to make a complete assortment of evevthing usually found in a first-class establishaent, all of which I guarantee to sell at as low igures as the same quality of Goods can be proured in any southern retail market. The public are respectfully invited to call and xamine my Goods and learn prices. JOHN H. ADAMS. THE BROWN COTTON GIW*. rHE attention of planters and others is again called to the above old and reliable make of ,'otton Gins. They are furnished this year greaty improved, and nothing which an experience of iiirty years in their manufacture could suggest las been left undono to make them the most relia>lo and perfect Cotton Gin in market. As the reult of our efforts wo need only refer to their esablished reputation and wide-spread popularity, 'or Perfection of Workmanship, Strength, Dura?ility, Light Running, and quantity and quality if lint produced, we challenge competition. We re prepared to warrant to any reasonable extent lerfcet satisfaction to every planter or operator. ?he Gins are sold at the lowest possible prices for ;ood machines, and on reasonable terms. We in ite examination of the samples in the hands of mr local agents who will give all desired infornation and furnish applicants with circulars and opiesof commendatory letters from parties using he Gins in all sections of the cotton planting ountry. Circulars, Price Lists, and other infornation, may be obtained of our agents or by adIressing THE BROWN COTTON GIN CO., New London, Conn. ALLEN & BARBER, Agents, Rock Hill, S. C. May 14 20 27t &g. Nos. 3 Broad Street and 109 East Bay Street, CHARLESTON, S. C. STATIOHEHS -? I First-Class Work OUR SPECIALTY, YET, BY USING CHEAPER GRADES OF STOCK, WE CAN FURNISH WORK AT LOWEST LIVING PRICES. fiNE fashidnHlTstaiionery, Piries Paper and Envelopes. Redding and (gall invitations ON THE BEST STOCK AND PRINTED IN THE LATEST STYLE, i ? V September 10 37 tf NOTICE. OFFICE CHARLOTTE, COL. tfc AUG. R. R. PriT.iTAfnrA. S. fL. Julv SI. 1874. BY recent changes in the schedules of Charlotte. Columbia and Augusta, and Atlanta and tichmond Air Line Railroads, arranged for the special accommodation of the traveling public, lose connections are now made via Charlotte to partanburg, Greenville and all points along the no of the A. A R. A. L. Railway and via A., T. ; O. and Carolina Central Railroads, for Chcrryille, Lincolnton, Statesvillo, Hickory Tavern, isheville, Ac. See schedule below: GOING NORTH. ,cave Columbia, 4 00 A. M. irrive at Charlotte, 2 20 P. M. <eave Charlotte, via A. A R. A. L. R. Road 3 13 P. M. Lrrive at Spartanburg, 8 24 P. M. irrive at Greenville, 10 42 P. M. leave Charlotte, via Carolina Central for Cherryville, Ac., 3 00 P. M. eave Charlotte, via A., T. A O. R. R. for Statesville, Hickory Tavern, etcetera, 3 23 P. M. GOING SOUTH. leave Greenville, 2 06 A. M. leave Spartanburg, 4 03 A. M. .rrive at Charlotte, 8 00 A. M. leave Charlotte, 8 30 A. M. .rrive at Columbia z *z v. r>i. .rriveat Augusta, 8 05 P. M. Sleeping cars on all Night Trains, A. POPE, Gcn'l Pas. <fe Ticket Agent. August G 32 tf BLATCHLEY'S ~ 4 Improved CUCUMBER WOOD PUMP, Tasteless, Durable, Efficient and Cheap. The best Pump for the least money. Attention is especially invited to Blatchley's Patent Improved Bracket and New Drop Check Valve, which can be withdrawn without removing the Pump, or disturbing the joints. Also, the Copper Chamber, which never cracks or scales, and will out last any other. For sale by Dealers and the Trade generally, inquire for Blatchley's Pump, and if not for sale in your town, send direct to CHAS. C. BLATCHLEY, Manufacturer, 50G Commerce Street, Philadelphia, Pa. JEFFEKYS & METT8, Agents, Yorkvilie, S. C. May 28 22 Gin THE HOME SHUTTLE SEWING MACHINE. rHE best Cheap Machine in the Market. If the number sold is a criterion of merit, it is the i.'cp \f a mi r vie in use. as thcro have been lore* HOME SIIUTTLK M ACHINKS sold in 10 Stato during the last twelve months than all Jier Sowing Machines combined. You can buy a HOME SHUTTLE MACHINE ir about half the money you will have to pay for first-class Machine. fid- Home Shuttlo Needles kept constantly on ?nd. fid- Any Home Shuttle Attachment furnished ; short notice. W. L. GRIST, Agent. (EST QUALITY OF COTTON GINS, Manufactured by J. M. ELLIOTT, Winnsroro, S. C. Rkfkrknck.?W. II. MCORKLE, Agent for lie of Gins, at Yorkville. S. C. July JO 31 3ui ' MUSIC HATH CHARMS, &C. WITH pleasure I inform all who desire to give their children a chance for a musical education, hut whose means are very limited, that I have made arrangements with the celebrated "Mason it Hamlin Organ Co.," to supply persons with their unrivaled instrument, either at lowest factory prices, for cash, or on monthly or quarterly payments, upon whatis called the lease principle. Thus any one by paying only a moderate sum for the use of the instrument, can, at any time,give it up or become purchaser; the amount already paid being applied to the purchase. Or a person having paid the rent for four years, becomes the owner of the Organ without further payment. Call and enquiro for particulars and see the new styles, at my Photo gallery, in the Adiekes' building, whero l may be found during all business hours, either to show j*ou a sample or to wait upon you if you want anything in the "S Photographic line as heretofore. ' if. R. SCHORB. P. 8.?Notwithstanding all the misrepresentations and "gab" of .smart agents of the "Ring" ^ companies, I still insist that I have the best and cheapest Sewing Machine (tho American) to offer, and I am ready to prove my words to all who 1. < ?_ j R g SWIV 1U1 lUC klUVUIII fiiitWKv. ? - ruHE COOKING STOVES manufactured at our X works in Greensboro, N. 0., give universal - iq satisfaction wherever introduced. They are made of the BEST SCOTCH PIG METAL, with heavier and thicker plate than any other Stove in the market, and consequently will the longer withstand heat and hard usage. They are of hand some pattern and neat finish, and warranted equal in every other respect to any Cooking Stove sold in the United States, while it is confidently claimed that they are the CHEAPEST. All the usual pieces of ware and cooking utensils are furnished with each Stove. An important consideration / with purchasers is the fact that our patterns and fj sizes are never changed. Should a piece got acci- 1/ dentally broken at any time, wo can replace it at the mere cost of casting. Not simply because it is a home production, buton account of its intrir sic merits as an article of household economy, do we ask tho patronage of home purchasers. More than ONE THOUSAND of these Stoves are now in use, and among many others having them we respectfully refer to the following: R. E. Guthrie, D. M. Campbell, M. H. Currence, York county; Mrs. Elizabeth J. Wylie, Chester; D. A. Gordon, ^ Guthriesville; John A. Brown, Rock Hill; B. P. Boyd, Joseph Herndon, L. M. Grist, Yorkville. You can save the freight from the northern cities and tho dealer's profit, which is no small item, * by buying of us, and at the same time get a STOVE THAT 13 MORE DURABLE than those ^ of northern mako. The following are our prices, delivered at depot in Greensboro: No. 8, with 10 pieces ware and 8 feet pipe, $30 00 44 ~ <1 44 44 44 44 44 44 26 00 Address, SERGEANT A McCAULEY, Greensboro, N. C. ~ T. C. DUNLAP, Agent, Yorkville, S.C. JOHN R. LONDON, Agent, Rock Hill, S. C. MSB i GRAND, SQUARE, AND UPRIGHT PIANOS HAVE received upwards of FIFTY FIRST PREMIUMS, and are among the best now made. Every instrument is fully warranted for live years. Prices as low as the exclusive use of the very best materials and the most thorough workmanship will permit. The principal pianists and composers and the piano-purchasing public, of the South especially, unite in the unanimous verdict of thesuperiority of the STIEFF PIANO. The DURABILITY of our instruments is fully established by over SIXTY SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES, -i in the South, using over 300 of our Pianos. Sole Wholesale Agents for several of the prin- _ cipal manufacturers of Cabinet and Parlor Organs. -**=Prices from $50 to $600. A liberal discount to Clergymen and Sabbath Schools. A Targe assortment of second-hand Pianos, at 4 prices ranging from $75 to $.'100, always on hand. Send for Illustrated Catalogue, containing the names of over 2000 Southerners who have bought and are using the Stieff Piano. CHAS. M. STIEFF, Warerooms, No. 9 North Liberty Street, BALTIMORE, HID. Factories, 84 and 86 Camden St., and 45 and 47 Perrv St. May 21 21 ly THE SHORT LINE SCHEDULE. Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta R. R. Co., Columbia, S. C., July 19, 1874. THE following Passenger Schedule will be operated on and after this date: going north. Train No. 2. Train No. 4. Leave Augusta, 6.30 a. in. 4.15 p.m. Graniteville, *7.33 a. m. 5.11 p. m. Col'bia Junct'n,.. 11.38 a. in. -fO.05 p. m. ^ Arrive Columbia, 11.48 a. m. 9.17 p. m. Leave Columbia 11.58 a. m. Winnsboro, 2.06 p.m. Chester, J4.00 p.m. Arrive Charlotte, -f^-15 p. m. No. 2 Train makes close connection, via Charlotte and Richmond, to all points North, arriving at New York at 6.05 a. m. , No. 4 Train makes close connection, via Wilmington and Richmond to all points North, arriving at New York at 5.15 p. m. r*.f going south. Train No. 1. Train No. 3. Leave Charlotte, 8.30 a. m. Chester, 11.02 a. m. Winnsboro, 12.38 p. m. -j Arrive at Columbia, 2.42 p.m. Leave Columbia, 2.52 p.m. 3.40 a.m. Col'bia Junction, 3.17 p. m. 4.15 a. m. Graniteville, 7.15 p. m. *7.48 a. m. ) Arrive at Augusta, 8.05 p. m. 8.45 a. m. 9 Breakfast, i Dinner, f Supper. South bound Trains connect at Augusta for all points South and West. Through tickets sold -1 * 1,^,3 ?11 ana uuggilgu (jliaoivuu iu ail jjiiubipi j;uuiu. Sleepingcars on all Night Trains. JAMES ANDERSON, General Sup't. A. Pope,Gen. Passenger and Ticket Agent. August 0 32 tf CHERAWAND DARLINGTON R. ROAD. >"*1 PRESIDENT'S OFFICE,) Chebaw & Darlington Railroad Co., [ Society Hill, S. C., October 10,1873. J ,J CHANGE OF SCHEDULE. ON and after MONDAY, 13th of October, the passenger train will run as follows: Down Train. Up Train. LeaveCheraw 8.00, A. M. | Leave Florence....3.00,P. M. Leave Cash's 8.20, A. M. j Leave Palmetto,....3.20, P. M. Leave Society Hill.8.45, A. M. j Leave Darlington...3.40,P. M. Leave Dove's 9.15, A. M. j Leave Dove's 4.15, P.M. Leave Darlington..9.50, A. M. Leave Society Ilili.4.45, P. M. Leave Palmetto...10.10,A. M. | Leave Cash's 5.10, P.M. Arrive at Florence. 10.30, A.M. | Arrive at Cheraw,.5.30, P. MThe Freight Train will continue for the present to|run as heretofore, except to adapt its running 3 ?iA??ontrtofA flto oKoHrvarl aoltn/1 uln s\4* A aim aiu^i'agco mo oiiuu^vuHVitouuio uj mo ^aosenger trains. ,Mi RIBBONS. A LOT of Ribbons, at reduced prices, can lie seen a* M. 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