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Alerted foftw.
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.
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
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
"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
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?"
"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
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
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
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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.
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.
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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
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.
; 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."
"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
"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."
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
"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
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.
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,
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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.
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.
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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.
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
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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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Per session of 20 weeks, payable, one-half in advance;
the remainder at the expiration of ten
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
JAMES F. HART, ExecutiveCom'tee.
July JO tf
Iron in the Blood >
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
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
Columbia, April 24th, 1873. I
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.
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
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
iWM?f ii ;(?J 'iV/Mil iii
June 4 23 tf at
(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
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
Consisting of full linos of the most fashionable j
ityles, and of the best quality.
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,
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
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.
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
New London, Conn.
Rock Hill, S. C.
May 14 20 27t
Nos. 3 Broad Street and 109 East Bay Street,
-? I
First-Class Work
fiNE fashidnHlTstaiionery,
Piries Paper and Envelopes.
Redding and (gall invitations
i ? V
September 10 37 tf
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:
,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.
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
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
Manufacturer, 50G Commerce Street,
Philadelphia, Pa.
Yorkvilie, S. C.
May 28 22 Gin
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
10 Stato during the last twelve months than all
Jier Sowing Machines combined.
ir about half the money you will have to pay for
first-class Machine.
fid- Home Shuttlo Needles kept constantly on
fid- Any Home Shuttle Attachment furnished
; short notice. W. L. GRIST, Agent.
Manufactured by
Winnsroro, S. C.
Rkfkrknck.?W. II. MCORKLE, Agent for
lie of Gins, at Yorkville. S. C.
July JO 31 3ui '
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
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
Greensboro, N. C. ~
T. C. DUNLAP, Agent, Yorkville, S.C.
JOHN R. LONDON, Agent, Rock Hill, S. C.
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
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.
Warerooms, No. 9 North Liberty Street,
Factories, 84 and 86 Camden St., and 45 and 47
Perrv St.
May 21 21 ly
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
Chebaw & Darlington Railroad Co., [
Society Hill, S. C., October 10,1873. J ,J
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
A LOT of Ribbons, at reduced prices, can lie
seen a* M. STRAUSS & SON'S.
?he ?0tfe?ilk (jhtquim.
One copy, one year, $ 3 00 ^
Ono copy, six months, 1 50
One copy, three months, 100
Single copy, 10
Two copies, ono year, 5 00
Ten copies, one year, 25 00
1p&r To persons who make up clubs of ten or
more names, an extra copy of the paper will lie
furnished one year, free of charge.
Will be inserted at fifteen cents per line (this *
size type) for the first, and seven-and-a-half cents 4
per line for each subsequent insertion?less than
three months. No advertisement considered less
than five lines. n
Semi-Monthly, Monthly, or Quarterly Advertisements,
will'be charged twenty cents per lipp
for each insertion.
Quarterly, Semi-Annual or Yearly contracts
will be made on liberal terms?the contract,
however, must, in all cases, be confined to the immediate
business of the firm or individual contracting.
Obituary Notices and Tributes of Respect, rated
ouoilirnrHunmniifu A nnonnnomanta nf M aon>oa
aud Deaths, and notices of a Religious character, <Jg
inserted gratis, and solicited.
xSf Personal Communications, when admissa- ^
ble; Communications of limited or individual J
interest, of recommendations of Candidates for ^
offices of honor, profit or trust, will be charged
for as advertisements.

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