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"NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP,"
Golden head so lowly bending, Little feet so white and bare, Dewy eyes, half shut, half opened, Lisping out her evening prayer. Well she knows when she is saying "Now I lay me down to sleep," 'Tis to God tnat she is prayingPraying Him her soul to keep. Half-asleep, and murmuring faintly "If I should die before I wake," Tiny fingers clasped so saintly, "I pray the Lord my soul to take." Oh! the rapture, sweet, unbroken, Of the soul who wrote that prayer! Children's myriad voices floating Up to Heaven, reoord it there. If of all that has been written, I could choose what might be mine, It should be that child's petition, Rising to the Throne Divine! While the muffled bells were ringing, "Earth to earth, and dust to dust," My free soul, on Faith depending, Faith and Love, and perfect trust? j Wonld approach Him humbly praying, (All the little ones around) "Jesus, Saviour, take Thy servant! Give to her Thy children's crown." liumoroug ?cpartraent. FLAXETER'S FAILURE. "Got a neat thing for you," said young Mr. Flaxeter, the critic, diving into the sanctum yesterdey morning in his usual hearty way; "tip-top thing; in fact, a mighty dog-goned good thing. 'Bout as neat a thing in the way of an intricate combination of conundrum and pun as I ever saw, if I do say it myself. What is the difference between the Prophet Daniel and the Danube River ?" We said there was a right smart chance of a difference. "Well, yes," said Mr. Flaxeter, "but be Bpeciffc; name it." We named whisky and seltzer with startling promptness, but Mr. Flaxeter stuck to the business on the speaker's desk and we had to guess. We said because one is Dan you was, and the other is Dan you be, which was I rejected as being too simple and too utterly ' innramnnatiVal nnnn wViifh WA mihmittpH Afl 1 a grammatical amendment, Dan you were and Dan you are, but Mr. Flaxeter said it didn't fit. Then we said because Daniel was a propbet and the Danube is a foreigner, and a forerunner and a prophet were pretty much analike, but this was rejected. Then we said because Daniel bad no pocket to put it in, and gave it up. Mr. Flaxeter, greatly pleased, said, "Because Daniel was cast into the den of lions by the rancor of a king, and the ironclads cast rancor in the Danube by?no, that isn't exactly it; Daniel, by the rancor of a king, was cast into the mouth of the lions, while the Turkish ironclads, by the rancor of ah? oh! shockey, how does that go, anyhow ? Daniel?I bad it straight as a die when I came in here?Daniel was cast into a den of rancorous lions, and the Danube is receiving the cast anchors?now I'm getting it?the Danube is?plague on it, your fool answers are enough to make a man forget his own name. Now, then, I've got it straight; you take it down while I tell you; Daniel was lying in a den of casters by the rancor?aw, shaw?Daniel was cast into the den of lions by the rancor of a king, and the Danube is cast?that is, the anchors are?the anchors are cast in the er urn?er ah?the anchors are cast in the?the?" We suggested that they were cast in the foundry, but Mr. Flaxeter only gave us a piercing look and held his bead in bis hands and went on? "Daniel was cast into the den of lions, and the Danube?" 1 We suggested to Mr. Flaxeter that he had ] better go and consult a lawyer and an evan- ! gelist, in order to arrive at the happy combi- 1 nation of distorted Scripture and bad gram- 1 mar and apochripbal facts which appeared to ! be essential to the triumphant accomplishment 1 his conundrum. He arose and went away 1 weeDine. and we have some fear that we will [ never see that conundrum again.?Burlington Havokeye. NO DOGS ALLOWED IN THE CARS. It happened the other day on the Lehigh Valley Railroad. The train had just left Easton, and the conductor was making his first round, when he observed a small white dog, with a bushy tail and bright black eyes, sitting cosily on the seat beside a young lady so handsome that it made his heart roll over like a lop-sided pumpkin. But duty was duty, and he remarked in his most deprecatory manner : "I'm very sorry, madam, but it's against the rules to have dogs in the passenger cys." "O! my, is that so ?" and she turned up two lovely brown eyes at him beseechingly. "What in the world will I do? I can't throw him away. He's a Christmas present from my aunt." "By no means, miss. We'll put him in a ' baggage car, and he'll be just as happy as a ' robin in spring." "What! put my nice white dog in a nasty, stuffy, dusty, baggage car?" . "I'm awfully sorry, miss, I do assure you, i but the rules of this company are as inflexi- i ble as the laws of the Medes and them other ] fellows, you know. He shall have my over- I coat to lie on, and t)ie brakeman shall give 1 him grub and water every time he opens his J mouth." i "I just think it's awful mean, so I do; and 1 I know somebody will steal it, so they will," ! and she-stowed a half-notion to cry that . nearly bioke the conductor's heart; but he 1 was firm, and sang out td the brakeman who < was playing a solo on the stove: "Here, Andy, take this dog over into the i baggage car, and tell 'em to take just the i best kind of care of him." ] The young lady pouted, but the brakeman < reached over and picked the canine up as i tenderly as though it was a two-weeks'-old < baby, but as he did so a strange expression 1 came over his face, like a wave of cramp- ] colic, and he said hastily to the conductor: 1 "Here, you just hold a minute till I put I the poker away," and he trotted out at the t car door and held on to the brake wheel, like I a man shaking with the ague. 1 The conductor no sooner had his hands on the dog than he looked around for a hole to fall through. < "Wh-wh-why, this is a worsted dog." j "Yes, sir," said the little miss, demurely, | "didn't you know that?" i "No, I'm most awful sorry to say I didn't ] know thatand he laid the Christmas dog < down in the owner's lap, and walked out on < the platform, where he stood half an hour in ] the cold, trying to think of a hymn tune to i suit the worst sold man on the Lehigh Valley | road. ] A Scotchman went to get his child christened. "What name," says the parson, "shall I call the child ?" "Thoo can caal the kid owt thoo likes," says the father. "Well," says the parson, "I think Benjamin is a very nice name." "Varry weel," says the father, "caal him Benjamin." The father came out of the church with his wife and child, highly delighted with the name, when a thought struck him. Rushing back into the church, and overtaking the parson walking down the aisle, he exclaimed, "Hey, mister, the young squeaker's a lass!" The parson was at a loss ; what to do under the circumstances. However, he put in an a at the end of the name, and they called it Benjamina. Afraid of the Students.?Young Dr. | Tyng told a story on himself not long ago i which has some point in it to those who are j eager to preach before they are ready. While ; studying in Virginia he was in the habit of holding service at a neighboring chapel. A friendly old darkey used to pas3 his church, j and trudge a mile beyond to a Methodist j meeting-house. When asked why he did not j go to hear Massa Tyng, he made this shrewd reply : "Ah, no; don't catch this nigger let-1 tin' de students practice on him." I j ?for (fatw and |irmde. Valuable Hints.?How to prevent chickbds from having the gapes. In many localities it is next to impossible to raise young chickens, from the fact that a large part, and jometimes the whole brood, will die with this disease. To prevent this, it is only necessary to drop a little sweet-oil on the top of their heads two or three tinae9 after they are a week old. The nits are laid on the top of the chicks' beads in a few days after they are hatched; and when the insects hatch and come forth, they crawl into the nose and take their resideuce in the chicken's breath-pipe. Many ? ? .1 l* 3f the young aie as ine resuu. How to give medicine to swine. It is often said that if anything ails a hog they will surely die, because nothing can be given them. Nothing is farther from the fact; indeed, there is no animal on the farm to whom mediciue can be administered with so much safety. Turn the animal upon his back, when he will invariably open his mouth, and then is the time to turn in the medicine. Too much must not be turned in at once, or the animal may 3raw it into his lungs and expire almost instantaneously. Hew to break a horse from being bad to catch. Whip him and club him and pelt him is much as you will before you catch him, but after you get him fully in band, give him two quarts of oats, curry and brush him, and call him a good fellow, and it will have a visible impression upon the horse's mind. He will soon learn that two quarts of oats are better than the pelting. Now is the time to purify your chicken bouses to prevent disease. Burning sulphur in the houses; sprinkling with carbolic acid ; whitewashing with hot lime; cleansing out frequently; providing new nests; providing iberally with ashes, charcoal, burnt oyster ihells, lime, gravel, pure water, will aid in topping or warding off disease. Simple Cure for Dyspepsia.?Milk and limewater are now frequently prescribed by physicians in cases of dyspepsia and weakness )f the stomach, and in some cases are said to prove beneficial. Many persons who think sjood bread and milk a great luxury frequently hesitate to eat it, for the reason that the milk will not digest readily ; sourness of the stomach will often follow. But experience proves that limewater and milk are not only food and medicine at an early period of life, but also at a later, when as in the case of infants, the functions of digestion and assimilation have been seriously impaired. A stomach taxed by gluttony, irritated by improper food, inflamed by alcohol, enfeebled by disease, or otherwise unfitted for its duties?as is shown by the various symptoms attendant upon indigestion, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, dysentery, and lever?will resume its work, and do it energetically, on an exclusive diet of bread and milk and limewater. A goblet of cow's milk may have four tablespoonfuls of lime water added to it with good effect. The way to make limewater is simply to procure a few lumps of unslaked lime, put the lime in a stone jar, add water until the lime is slaked and of about the consistency of thin cream ; the lime settles, leaving the pure and clear limewater at the top. Great care should be taken not to get the limewater too strong. Keep to the direction as to the consistency, and when the water rises, pour it off without sbtaining any of the lime. The limewater a also very good to apply to burns aud scalds. In slaking the lime, particular care should be taken that none of the particles fly nto the eyes. Making and Saving Manure.?All animals should be bedded with some dry mate*ial that will absorb the liquid part of the manure, and among these there is nothing setter than sawdust, which would be more valuable if dry, but if green it can be used inder cattle with almost as good results. It s our practice, when obliged to use it in a ;reen state, to scatter it under the fore feet of :attle, and by their lying and treading on it t will become nearly dry, and when we clean )ur stables push it back and replace it again with green. By this means we are able to increase our manure pile considerably, and I im almost inclined to think it is more valuable than clear manure, forafter lying a month jr two it will ferment slowly, and when applied to crops will be fine and in better condition to be taken up as a plant food than stable manure in its coarse, soggy condition. Another idea in using sawdust is that it decays slowly and its effects will be felt for a terra of yearsor longer than stable manure alone. Straw, dry earth, leaves, coal ashes, and in fact anything that absorbs the liquid, should be used in the stable to prevent the enormous waste that is going on in our dairies. Where straw is used it would be much better to run it through a straw cutter, not nnly on account of handling the manure; but it would absorb more of the liquid, and if to be used on crops the present season, could be worked into the soil much better.?Elmira Husbandman. ? Keeping Farm Accounts.?Every farmer knows how to keep accounts with his neighbors, his mechanics and his hired men. He charges them with what he pays, and gives them credit for what he receives. Let him learn to do the same with his fields, crops and animals. He can purchase for twenty-five or Bfty cents, a small account book, with flexible covers, to make a hecinninp the first vear. '? ? *o O J His fields are either named or numbered. He assigns a page to each field. The field has been measured with a tape-line, and its :o&tents calculated and set under the name. He must now be willing to devote a few minutes at the close of each day's work to entering accounts. This must be regarded so important in his mind as not to be postponed or jmitted, but performed as certainly as his neals are eaten or his cows milked. He charges each field with the number of hours labor performed on it, with a fair, moderate price of this work carried out at the end of :he week to a column devoted to charges. In :be same column the amount in value for jeed is also entered. When the crop has heen harvested, the field is credited with its ralue. Test of a Good Cow.?It is said that the 2olorof the inside of the cow's ear affords an infallible guide to the selection of a good butter cow. If the skin on the inside of the ear is of a rich yellow or orange color and the lining of the ear is covered with an oily sesretion, the cow will be sure to give a good quality of milk, rich in butter. Cows that produce a high-colored butter have a large amount of the secretion, the inside of the ear being of an orange tint. On the other hand, light-color butter-makers present a scanty, thin, and pale yellow secretion, in some cases found only at the bottom of the ear, while the inside lining is of a correspondingly pale, undefined color. Every female of the bovine family has the power of secreting a certain imount of this oily matter. If the quantity be normally large, secretion will take place freely in the mammary glands, the ear, and the skin. As the test is simple and costs nothing, it cannot fail to prove a useful auxiliary in the selection of rich milkers. A New Cement.?A new cement for glassware has been discovered, which is said to bave the quality of being unaffected by boiling water. It is also free from another objectionable feature of china and glass cements, us it does not disfigure by a dark line along the junction. The method of making the ;ement (which must be used when fresh), is to add to five parts of a solution of gelatine, nne part of a solution of acid chromate of lime. The articles, after the broken surfaces bave been united with this cement, must be exposed to strong sunlight for a few hours ; and meanwhile should be held in the proper position under considerable pressure from a wire or a string. A fracture thus repaired in glassware is said to be hardly perceptible. IMsceUatieaus paling. SOWING SEEDS. We are sowing, daily sowing, Countless seeds of good and ill, Scattered on the lovely lowland, Cast upon the windy bill; Seeds that sink in rich brown furrows, ,, Soft with heaven's gracious rain; Seeds that rest upon the surface Of the dry, unyielding plain. Seeds that fall amid the stillness Of the lowly mountain glen; / Seeds cast out in silent places, Trodden under foot of men ; Seeds by idle hearts forgotten, Flung at random on the air ; Seeds by faithful souls remembered, Sown in tears and love and prayer. Seeds that lie unchanged, unquickened, Lifeless on the teeming mould, Seeds that live and grow and flourish When the sower's hand is oold; By a whisper sow we blessings, By a breath we scatter strife; In our words and looks and actions Lie the seeds of death and life. Thou who knowest all our weakness, Leave us not to sow alone! Bid thine angel guard the furrows Where the precious seed is sown, Till the fields are crowned with glory, 12*:llnr? trnllnur fSnannrl oaro I'lllCU U IU1 jrctiv?f? I ipunvu Filled with fruit of life eternal From the seeds we sowed in tears. Cheek the forward thoughts and passions Stay the hasty, heedless hands, Lest the germs of sin and sorrow * Mar our fair and pleasant lands. i Father, help each weak endeavor, Make each faithful effort blest, Till thine harvest shall be garnered, And we enter into rest. THE CHAN6E IN COLUMBIA. The following are Dr. Redfield's impressions of our Democratic State government, as written by him from Columbia to the Cincinnati Commercial: . . r To see large parties of well-dressed ladies and gentlemen going up to the Capitol, visiting the Senate and House, calling on the Governor, chatting with the heads of departments, and making merry all about the dismal building, is a sight so new and novel as to invite attention. In all my experience in the South Carolina Capitol, which has been considerable in the past eight years, I have never seen a lady within the walls of that building until this week. This shows with what abhorence the whole thing was regarded by the white people. They had as much aversion to their Capitol as to a small-pox hospital. How changed! Yesterday and today I have seen two or three hundred ladies visiting the Capitol. Seats have been provided for them as much as possible on the floor of the two houses, and the sight of so much style and beauty among them makes the old time colored legislator open his dull eyes in astonishment. The House of Representatives is a different looking concern from what it was when last I saw it. Formerly the Democrats had only from twenty-five to thirty members, a little body of whites shelved off* in the southeast corner and surrounded in front by eighty or ninety veritable looking black Republicans. They were powerless to do anything but argue with the black mass around them, for their votes made but a small showing upon the white side of the book. Wallace, the present speaker, was then a member, a fine lookiug man from the up-country, but utterly unable in former days to see a way out. He used to tell me that be could not conceive from what direction the salvation of South Carolina was ' ?" l bU CUIIIC) UUb UII1J Rucn iuat tuc vwou oiatu ui affairs could uot in the nature of things forever continue. Now the entire right side of the chamber is occupied by as fine looking a body of white men as you will see in any legislative assembly. What a change from the motley crowd of a few years ago?a change for the better in appearance and conduct. The old black Legislature was a noisy and turbulent body, smoking, drinking, dancing, laughing and cutting up all sorts of unmannerly capers in the truly joyful African style. The speaker had as much control over them as a herd of Kentucky mules. Elliott was the only black Speaker who could hold them within the bounds of anything like decency ; the others, like Lee, who is a small man with not much physical or intellectaal force, could do nothing but rap and yell, drowning other noises with the volume of his own making. But now the body is so well behaved as to strike the observer the moment he enters. Upon the right, as I have stated, every seat (save two or three) are occupied by white men. Upon the left half the seats are vacant, and the others are occupied by about thirty coal black negroes. What a contrast it makes! Step to the front, and look 6rst to the Democratic and then the Republican side. The contrast is over-powering, and you instantly ask yourself can this continue? Shall we ever see agaiu even as many black legisla tors here as we see now'( This question hi answered by a close investigation of the feelings of the whites. Behind all their professions in favor of equal rights they are bitterly hostile to the negro as a legislator, and they will take him down from that position. ? Advice to Nervous People.?Now, from whatever cause or combination of causes nervousness has been produced, if happiness and health are to be restored, the causes must be removed and the injury they have caused be repaired. For in proportion to the weakness of a man's system and the enfeeblement of his nerves, will be the liability of his falling a victim to other and more fatal maladies; and thus it is that every day we find such diseases as bronchitis, consumption, Bright's disease, brain disease and insanity following at the heels of nervousness. The indications for treatment are four-fold : First we must remove the cause, restore the tone of the heart, improve the blood. All injurious habits must be given up; late hours and intemperance in eating abandoned; smoking, if practiced, stopped. The food is most important. It must be abundant and wholesome?neither too much nor too little. It should not be sloppy, and soups had better be avoided so long as solid food can be taken. Rise from the table feeling you have had enough, but not oppressed with what you have eaten. The bread should be stale, and no very heating food taken. Eight hours' sleep should betaken every night if possible. This alone will nearly cure. Take no narcotics to make you sleep. A few raw oysters before bedtime are worth all the narcotics in the world, are easily digested and furnish material for restoring nervous tissues and blood. If you wake up in the middle of the night, sometimes a small, stale biscuit eaten, will j send you off to sleep again. A change of I scene, air and cheerful society, with sea-bathing, are excellent agents for curing nervous! ness. Avoid physic?it exhausts the tone of ! the system, the very thing you would restore. ; Above all, keep up a good heart and a firm j reliance on the great Author of life.?Herald | of Health. The Frightened Pickpocket.?Pick' pockets to avoid prosecution will compromise i on almost any terras. Not long ago a lady in New York had her pocket picked of a portmonaie. She was able to describe the j thief and he was arrested. She claimed to ; have lost a solitaire diamond ring in the stolen pocket-book, but on searching among her I valuables a day or two afterwards discovered the diamond. The time for the examination 1 of the thief in court was fixed, and the day previous the lady was astonished to receive i her purse with its contents intact, including j a diamond ring, which the newspapers had stated was in it, but which the thief supposed , he must have lost in the hurry of the robl bery. To receive as a present from a thief, a diamond which she had never lost, so pleased the lady that she refused to appear against him, aud he was discharged. 86T* When a Buffalo young lady?so writes a correspondent?parts from her beau, who is too bashful to understand the nicer usage* of his position, she will say: "William, if you were to kiss me you might be afraid ma would bear it. But if I creak the gate she 1 won't know the difference!" fUadiug for the .fabktb. OONDUOTBD BT : REV. ROBERT LATHAN. [Original.] "WHY WILL YE DIE ?? , Ezekiel, zxxiii: 11. The word death is used iu the Scriptures in at least three senses. Sometimes it denotes what we usually call temporal death?the separation of the soul and body. It is evident that this is not its Import in the passage to which reference is made. It is appointed unto all men once to die. Hebrew, ix: 27. God, by the prophet, asks the question so as to make the impression on the minds of men, that there is some way provided by which to escape death in the sense here used. No provision has been made to rescue any of the human family from temporal death. The rich and the poor, the high and the low, the good and the bad?in one word, all men?must die. There is no discharge in this war. We conclude that it is not temporal death of which the prophet is speaking. Sometimes, the word death, in the Scriptures, means that state of moral guilt and pollution in which all men are by nature. All men are said to be dead in trespasses and sins. Ephesians xi: 1. Spiritual death has passed upon all men, hence God would not ask why that will take place which has already occurred. Another meaning which the word death has in the Scriptures, is eternal banishment from God's blissful presence, and being made as miserable, in soul and body, as the individual has been sinful in the sight of God. This meaning of death is often expressed by the words perdition, hell, and by the phrases "lake that burneth with fire and brimstone "the fire that is not quenched and the worm that dieth not;'' and many other similar words and expressions. This is usually called eternal death. In this latter sense, we think the word death is used in the passage quoted from Ezekiel. The individuals addressed are the "house of Israel." Not those who are the descendants of Jacob, but all who enjoy gospel privileges. It is addressed to us all. To every man and woman, boy and girl, in every Christian country. The command is given to us .11 t?.n ova aolrn/1 oiktr mo anil ail W l U1 U| ouu rf \j mo nanvu ??uj nu win rush on in onr mad career until we batter down the bolted doors of hell. In simple language, God asks us, individually, why we will go down to that place, when he has forgotten to be graciouB? To every human being in this and every other Christian land, the question is asked by God, "Why will you be eternally lost?" This is a matter in which we are all interested. It may be, some one will say there is no sach place as hell, and no such thing as | eternal or endless punishment. To the individual who entertains these notions, we can only say: This dispute is between you and God, and you and he may settle it God is able to manage his own affairs, and he certainly has done so in the past, and we may safely infer that he will do so in the future. God says there "is a hell, and he most positively says the wicked and the nations that forget him, will be turned into it. Psalms ix : 17. He further tells us that the smoke of the torment of those who are driven, on account of their sins, to that awful place, ascends forever and ever. Rev. xiv : 11. God says there is a hell and asks us why we will go there. Each one of us may ask ourselves, "why will I be forever lost We dare not say because no provisions have been made to save sinners. ? 1 1' 1 1 i/T I We cannot say, as individuals, i was oorn in sin?guilty and polluted?therefore, I must be driven away into that region of outer darkness, where there is nothing but weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth." It is true that we all were shapen in iniquity, and our mothers conceived us in sin. Psalms li: 5; but Jesus Christ died for sinners. Jesus Christ made an atonement for Bin. His death will remove the guilt of sin. He died to satisfy the penal demands of God's holy law against sinners. There is no sort of defect about this atonement. No sinner can say that the blood of Jesus will not meet the penal demands of God's law against him. His sins may be as scarlet and crimson, still the blood of Jesus will make them as wool and boow. Jesus Christ not only suffered the penalties of God's law, but he obeyed its precepts. No sinner can say, "I must be lost because there is no righteousness provided on account of which I can be justified." The righteousness of Jesus Christ is a perfect righteousuess. God eees no iniquity in those who are clad in the robes of Christ's righteousness. There is no defect iu the atonement made by Jesus. He obeyed the law for sinners and he died for sinners. Neither is there anything defective about the plan which has been adopted for the application of this redemption. To apply it is the work of the third person of the Trinity. The plan of redemption is complete in all its rr* 1 4.1 ..1 J ; Aonnoonn pares. JL 0 (]UICK?U mo suui.ucau iu iii co^ooouo and sins, is tbe work of God's holy spirit. It is the holy spirit that regenerates and sanctifies. In other words, God has redeemed us from hell with the blood of his son, and with the same precious blood he purchased heaven for us. He has done more than this. He has made provisions by which the sinner, covered with pollution, may be prepared for heaven. Why, then, it may be asked, go to hell, when God has purchased for us heaven and provided means to fit us for heaven ? It is not on account of any defect, either in the atonement or in the manner of its application. No one in this country, or any other Christian land, can say, "It is true that Christ died for sinners and made all necessary provisions for their salvation, but this salvation was not offered to me." The instruction which Christ gives his ministers is to preach the gospel to every creature?to all of Adam's race?to the rich and the poor?to all, absolutely and unrestricted. God offers Christ to all freely and in good faith. God has no delight in turning sinners into hell. "As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked." Ezekiel xxxiii: 11. Who will dare say that God is not in earnest when he says: "Look unto me, and be ye ' saved, all ye ends of the earth." Isaiah, xlv:22. Who will say that Jesus Christ is ! mocking the sinner when he says: "Come ; unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy la! den, and I will give you rest." Matt, ix: 29. I It is impossible that the friend of Binners is not in earnest when he iuvites the lost and | ruined to come unto him and live. Why, I | then, is it that many will be told by the Sa-1 1 viour at the last day, to depart into everlast-! ] ing fire, prepared for the devil and his anl gels ? Matt, xxv : 41. Who is to be blamed ; for this state of things? It is not God the father. He so loved the world?the human j ; family?that he gave his only begotten son j i that whosoever believeth on him should not I j perish?that is, go to hell?but have eternal life. John iii: 16. God the son is not to be 1 blamed that men are lost. He took upon I him human nature?became bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh?became a man of tor rowa and acquainted with grief. He suffered and died to save sinners. His father was satisfied with what, he did and suffered. Neither is the holy spirit to be blamed because many of Adam's race are to-day in hell, and many are rushing there aa fast as time will take them. Our Saviour answers this grave question in one short sentence: "Ye will not come unto me that ye may have life." John, v: 40. No one in the wide world has ever seen any one who went to Jesus Christ in the way of his appointment and was driven away with his sins unpardoned. "O, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children to getber, even as a hen gatberetb ber chickens under her wingsand why was it not done ? "Ye would not," is the answer. Remember, sinner, if you are lost, you will be unable to give any excuse for your ruin. If joq are found at last without a perfect righteousness, you will be speechless. If your sins are not pardoned it will be because you would not accept Jesus Christ. If you are lost it will be because you would not let Jesus save yon. lilt forb'iUe (fruquiw. tkrm8?in advance : One copy, one year, - I 3 00 One copy, six months, 1 50 One copy, three months, ~ 1 00 Single copy, *.. 10 Two copies, one year, 5 00 Ten copies, one year, 25 00 To persons who make up clubs of ten or more names, an extra copy of the paper will be fVirniahed one year, free or charge. G. H. O'LEARY. THE undersigned would respectfully remind the public that he is still engaged in the manufacture of Saddles, Bridles, Harness, Ac., and will also do all kinds of repairing at low prices for cash. SADDLES. A full supply of ladies' and gentlemen's Saddles, of all the different styles and qualities, constantly on hand and .sold at the lowest cash prices. HARNESS. I keep on hand a complete stock of Harness, of all styles?for wagon, buggy and carriage?made of superior stock, in the most workmanlike man er, to which I invite the inspection of the public. SUNDRIES. Collars, Whips, Martingales, Bridles, Halters, Circingles, Hames, Hamestrings, Saddle Blankets, <fcc., <fec., in full supply, and at the lowest prices. FURNITURE. In connection with my Saddlery establishment I shall also conduct the FURNITURE BUSINESS, and keep on hand a full stock of articles in that line, consisting of Bureaux, Bedsteads, Tables, Chairs, Lounges, Cottage and Chamber Suites, <fcc., of different styles and qualities, and in the various kinds of wood. G. H. O'LEARY. DINING TABLES, &C. EXTENSION Dining Tables and Dining Chairs for sale, by G. H. O'LEARY. BEDSTEADS. A NICE lot of Walnut Bedsteads just received. Also, Maple and Poplar and Cottage Bedsteads for sale by G. H. O'LEARY. COOKING STOVES. THE Cotton King Cooking Stove is a No. 1 Stove. Call and see before buying. For sale cheap, by G. IL O'LEARY. STATE OF SOUTH CA ROLINA, OOUSTY OP Y0BK-00UBT OF 00MM0H PLEAS. John B. Whitesides, Plaintiff, against P. Johnson,Defendant.?Summons for Money Demand.? (Complaint not served.) To P. JOHNSON, Defendant in this Action. YOU are hereby summoned and required to answer the complaint in this action, which is filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, foa the said county, and to serve a copy of your answer on the subscribers, at his office in Yorkville, South Carolina, within twenty days after the service of this summons on you, exclusive of the day of service. , If you fail to answer thie complaint within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff will apply to the Court for judgment against you forthesumj>f one hundred dollars, with Interest at the rate"oTSeven per cent, per annum from the fourth day of December one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven, and costs. xt?1...j1k a n a ?-vmH iaik A n 1gt7 uruju xur&viuu, o. v., oum nui) a# ?vm? T. J. BELL, Plaintiff's Attorney. To P. Johnson, Defendant in this action: Take notice that the summons in this action, of which the foregoing in a copy, was filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, for York county, in the State of South Carolina, on the 18th day of April, 1877. T. J. BELL, Plaintiff's Attorney. Yorkville, S. C., April 14, 1877. May 17 20 fit BLANK BOOK MANUFACTORY STATIONERY. AND BOOK BINDERY. THANKING the public for liberal past patronage, I now invite attention to my complete stock of STAPLE AND FANCY STATIONERY, consisting, in part, of Flat Papers, Midium, Folio Post, Demy, Letter and Note. Blank Books, of every variety; Envelopes, Slates, Ink, Ac, Fancy Stationery, Gold Pens and Pencils, PenKnives, Writing Desks, Ac. Also, BOOK BINDING DONE, in all its various branches. Sheet Music, Periodicals, Law Books, Ac., bound in any style desired. Ola Books rebound and repaired. PBIHTED BILL AHD LETTER HEADS A 8PE0IALTY. Orders promptly attended to, at lowest cash prices. E. R. STOKES, 156 Main Street Columbia, 3. C. ETTENGER & EDMOND. RICHMOND, VA. MANUFACTURERS of Portable and Stationary Engines, Boilers of all kinds, CIRCULAR SAW MILLS, Grist Mills, Mill Gearing, Shafting, Pulleys, Ac., American Turbine WATER WHEELS, and Cameron's Special Steam Pump. Send for Catalogue. WM. ETTENGER. H. P. EDMOND. November 2 44 ly BARBER SHOP! THOSE in want of an EASY SHAVE, a fashionable and stylish cut of hair, or a pleasant inviipinna Nhamnoo. are reminded that THOS. BALLARD, Professor of the ArtTonsorial, is still in business, in his old Shop next door to the Enquirer building, where it will afford him great pleasure to wait upon all who may desire his services. Razors honed and sharpened, and any other work of that kind promptly done. THOMAS BALLARD. December 21 51 tf x. d. wither8poon. o. e. spencer. WITHERSPOON & SPENCER. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, YORKVILLE, 8. C. $81* Office in rear of Court House. WILL practice in the Courts of the State and the United States. Special attention giveu to the settlement of estates in the Probate Court. January 25 4 ly W. P. GOOD, ATTORNEY AT XjAW, YORKVILLE, 8. C., "1TI7ILL practice in all the Courts of the State, j w? r> . nloAn )nk,,Dlnuiii to.m. i T T r luiupi BIW3IIUU1I gllDll vu uuomwo, .v.?m moderate. Office over the Store-room of T. M. Dobson & Co. April 19 16 tf April 5 14 ly* NOTICE. I RESPECTFULLY inform the public that I am prepared to sharpen razors, scissors, shears and otner fine-edged instruments. Prices?for ' honing and sharpening razors, 25 cents, and for1 sharpening scissors or shears, 10 cents each, and satisfaction guaranteed or no charge. TOM BALLARD, Barber. November 30 48 tf WRAPPING PAPER. , OLD Newspapers, of large Bize, suitable for, wrapping, for sale at 50 cents per hundred, at the ENQUIRER OFFICE. March 9 5 ly OUR PREMIUM OFFERS. CLUB BOOKS YET OPEN ! WITH the view of accommodating a number of club-makers, whose clubs for the current volume of the ENQUIRER are not as large as they desire, as well also as to extend to all who may desire it the opportunity of obtaining the paper at club rates, we have decided to keep open our club books until the FIRST MONDAY OF NOVEMBER NEXT. Until that date, subscribers will be received through club-makers, who obtained lists under our previous offer?the clubmakers being duly accredited with all names tbey may return under the present proposition, which names will be added to their former lists. New clubs will also be received from those who may desire to obtain any of the elegant Premiums we offer for such service. In this connection we would again invite attention to our LIST OF PREMIUMS, The articles comnrisinor which have been adoDt ed by OB with special reference to securing only articles of valne, and which will prove serviceable to those procuring them. The regular retail price is given with each, and they are just as good as so much cash to those who receive them. All the articles are put down in our schedule at manufacturers' regular retail prices, and cannot be bought with cash any lower than the prices here given. Premiums Nos. 1,2 and 3 will be delivered through the mails, to persons entitled to receive them, free of cost The other Premiums will be delivered at the expense for freight charges, of those receiving them. In cases where Premiums can be delivered at our publication office, arrangements may be perfected for reducing the freight charges on small articles to a nominal amount The charges for freight on the Silver Ware and Cutlery Premiums will be from New York ; on the Cooking Stoves from Greensboro, N. C.; and on the Sewing Machines from Baltimore. Md. OUR LIBERAL OFFERS. No. 1.?For a club of 4 subscribers, at 12.80 each, we will give a treble silver-plated BUTTER KNIFE, worth $1.00. No. 2.?For a club of 8 subscribers, at $2.50 each, we will give one copy of the family edition (cloth binding) of SMITH'S ABRIDGED BIBLE DICTIONARY, the publisher's price of which Is $3.50 per copy. Or for $4.50 we will give a copy of the Bible Dictionary and send the Enquirer one year to any single subscriber not In a club. No. 3.?For a club of 10 subscribers, at $2.50 each, we will give a copy of the ENQUIRER one year, or a set of six treble silver-plated TEA CiDAnva to <v? , OX wmj, nvivil fV'Wi No. 4.?For a club of 15 subscribers, at $2.50 each, we will give one set?six of eaoh?Hard Rubber-Handle TABLE K NIVES AND FORKS, the manufacturer's price of which is $5.00. No. 5.?For a club of 16 subscribers, at $2.50 each, we will give either a treble silver-plated 8YRUP CUP, worth $6.00; or a Bet of six treble silver-plated TABLE SPOON8, worth $6.00. No. 6.?For a club of 18 subscribers, at $2.50 each, we will give a treble silver-plated BUTTER DISH, worth $8.00. No. 7.?For a club of 20 subscribers, at $2.50 each, we will give one set of six solid cast steel oval-handle TABLE KNIVES, and one set of six treble sliver-plated TABLE FORKS, the manufacturer's price of which articles is $10.00. No. 8.?For a club of 80 subscribers, at $2.60 each, we will give a full set of extra superfine, full oval ivory-handle TABLE KNIVES, with silverplated blades, and a full set of treble silver-plated TABLE FORKS, the manufacturer's price of which articles is $15.00. No. 9.?For a club of 40 subscribers, at $2.50 each, we will give one No. 8 TROPIC COOKING STOVE, with pipe and a full set of fixtures, the manufacturer's price of which is $80.00. No. 10.?For a club of 40 subscribers, at $2.50 each, we will give one three-quart, treble silverplated COMMUNION SERVICE, consisting oi SlX.piecea, worth $40. No. 19.?Foraclnb of 55 subscribers, at $250 each, we will give a WEED SEWING MACHINE, Walnut Plain Half-Case, with two Drawers and Drop Leaf, the manufacturer's price of which is $75. Specimens of the Sewing Machines, and nearly all the other articles included in the above premium list, can be seen and examined at our fmbllcation office; and in all cases we guarantee hat the Premiums furnished to those entitled to receive them, will be equal to the specimens shown TERMS AND CONDITIONS. It is not necessary that thejnamesof a club should all beat the game post omce. .names may be taken at any number of places if they are all returned by the same Club Agent. 'One name for two years, will be equivalent to two names for one year each. The time for completing clubs under the above offer is limited to the FIRST MONDAY OF NOVEMBER, 1877, by which time the names with the cash, should be returned to the office, though names may be returned at any time l>etween this and the above date. No premium will be delivered until the requisite number of names has been returned, and the full amount due for them paid. All subscriptions must be forwarded to Us at the expense of those sending them. In sending names, write plainly, giving county, post-office and State. All subscriptions will be discontinued atthe expiration of the time paid for. All subscribers to the Enquirer will receive the paper free of postage. Persons entitled to receive Premiums, must give full directions as to whom and bow they shall be delivered. A separate list will be kept for each club-maker, who will be credited with every name sent, so that the number returned by any person can be ascertained at a moment's notice THE TIME OF CLOSINO. Clnb-makers, and those who may wish to form 1J K~>? I-. mlnH Ihof fha ofTinrd WA hp TO Uiuua, buuuiu woo* II* U?*I*%. present do not invite competition for Premiums, as in the case of working to secure the largest club. Each clnb-maker sending the requisite number of subscribers will obtain the Premium offered for the specified number. The time, however, for completing a club is limited, under the Sresent offer, until the FIRST MONDAY OF OVEMBER, 1877. Names may be sent in at any time prior to the above date. Send the names as fast as obtained, accompanied with the cash, and the Premium will be delivered when the requisite number of names has been returned. DESCRIPTIVE LIST. Onr Cooking 8tove Premium. The elegant Cooking Stove* which we offer u Premium*, are manufactured by Messrs. Serfeant k McCauley, at Greensboro, N. C. The*e stoves are made of the beat 8cotch pig metal, with heavier and thlckar plate than any other stove In the market, and consequently will the longer withctand heat and hard uioge. They are or a handsome pattern and neat finish, and warranted equal in point* of appearance, durability and superior cooking qualities, to any Stove manufactured in the Union. The stove we have selected to give as a Premium la the largest sise made by the manufacturers, and with each one will be furnished, without charge, three Joints and one elbow of pipe, and all the necessary cooking utensils, vis.: one ham boiler, one bulge pot and cover, one tea kettle, one round frying pan, one long frying pan, one round griddle, one pair waffle Irons, two tbeet iron bread pant, one scraper and one lifter. Over five thousand of these stoves are In use In Virginia and North and South Carolina, and they give universal satisfbctlon. The stoves will be shipped to those entitled to receive them as Premiums, direct from the manufactory In Greensboro, N. C. Sewing Machine Premium. The superior Hewing Machine we offer as a Premium, Is the well-known Weed Machine and 1* manufactured by the Weed Hewing Machine Company, Hartford, Conn. It is adapted to all the wants of family sewing; It can be readily comprehended by any one; it run* easily; Is always ready; will do any and all kinds of sewing with leas changing and fewer extra attachments; is self-adjusting; la a two-thread Machine, making an Elastic Lock-Stitch; stands solid and firm, with long and ?A V.. .1 roomy imaing uwc, ?nu uu um miii>inr.i>v. >, Several of these Machine*, during the past year, have been delivered to peraoni who have returned the requisite number of names. Saith's Bible Dictionary. This Dictionary is the work of Dr. William Smith, of the University of London, and the most eminent lexlcofrapher In the world, who, in Its preparation associated with himself over seventy distinguished divines and authors, of both Europe and this country, in the greattask of preparing a comprehensive Dictionary of the Bible, and supplying a want long felt by the religious public. The result of these labors appeared in three large and very costly volumes, a wonderful monument of learning. An abridgement of this great work, for popular use, made by Dr. Smith himself, Is the one we have arranged to furnish our subscribers. The book contains every name in the Bible respecting which anything can be said. It embraces the results of historic research, antiquarian Investigation, the study of languages and dialects, and the discoveries of the modem travelers and explo rers In the Holy Land?Robinson, Bawlinson, Ferguson, Layard, Offiert and Stanley. The book Is printed from new stereotype plates, on good paper, and is appropriately illustrated with over 135 Engravings of beautiftil Scenes, Ancient Cities, and Memorable Place* of the Holy Land, descriptive Figures and valuable Maps. It contains nearly 800 closely-printed, doublecolumn, octavo pages, including 34 elegant full-page, Steel and Wood Engravings. It is printed In type of a heavy, distinct, and vet^ legible face. The publisher's price of the Dictionary Is Three-Quart Communion 8et. Churches unsupplied with a Communion Set appropriate to the requirement* of the sacred rite of administering the Lord's Supper, can, by our Premium arrangement, secure a fine, treble i silver-plated three quart Communion Set of six pieces, with little trouble, and, comparatively, at no cost. The number of subscriber* required in order to secure this valuable and elegant Service can be procured In almost any congregation; and the mem 1 bers who may be thus called upon to contribute their share ot the expense, will receive In return more than the value of their contribution in a year's subscription to the paper. Our Silver Ware and Cutlery Premiums. | With the very liberal offer which we are enabled to make, a beautifully fumlshi d table Is now within the reach of almost every house-keeper; and here Is an opportunity, of which, If the ladies avail themselves, they may secure, with but little trouble, a valuable set of Silver or Cutlery. Those articles are made for ? ? K- * ?ii.? Hon M.nnfsctnrinff ConiDanv.23 Fulton street. New York, and are warranted to be of the bent material. ^ Value of our Premiums. We would Impress upon every one the fbct that all of our Premium* are hrft-clamt good*, and the price* attached to them In our llat* are the rrgular retail price* at which the article* sell . by all dealer* and the manufacturer* them*elve?. It I* only by the mo?t advantageous term* riven u* by the manufacturer* that we are enabled to make the liberal offer* we do, and we guaran- 1 tee every article to be exaetly a* repre?ented. A Club and an Extra Copy. For a club of tcn *ub*criber* paid in advance at the regular . club rate*, we will give, initead of a Premium, an extra copy of the paper to any who may prefer that arrangement; bat in coo- , sequence of the liberal Premium* we are now offering, we cannot afford to give an extra copy to the club-maker who receive* any Premium* enumerated on our list. Terms of Subscription--Free of Postage. ? Single copy one year, $3.00. In ciube, each snbscrioer, per year, $2.50. Money may be forwarded at our risk by draft, post-offlce order or regis- 1 tered letter?otherwise we will assume no risk. Write names plainly, giving post-offlce, county and State. Address all letters to L. M. GRIST, Publisher, YorkvUle, S. 0. THE TROPIC STOVE, j: - ' i ... ... iii i - mggg ^ GREENSBORO. N. C. rfIHE COOKING STOVES manufactured atour JL works In Greensboro, N. C.t give universal satisfaction wherever introdnced. They are made of the BEST SCOTCH PIG METAL, with heavier and thicker plate than any other Stove in tbo market, and consequently will the.longer withstand heat and bard usage. They are of band 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 or ware and cooking utensils are furnished with each Stove. An important consideration with purchasers is the fact that oar patterns and sizes are never changed. Should a piece get accidentally broken at any time, we can replace it at the mere cost of casting. Not simply because it is a home production, baton aooountof its intrinsic merits as an article of household economy, do we ask the patronage of home purchasers. More than ONE THOUSAND of these Stoves tfre 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 oonnty; Mrs. Elizabeth J. Wylie, Chester; D. A. Gordon, Guthriesville; John A. Brown, Rock Hill; B. P. Boyd, Joseph Herndon, L. M. Grist, Yorkvllle. Yon can save the freight from the northern cities . and the dealer's profit, which is no small item, \ by buying of as, and at the same time get a STOVE THAT IS MORE DURABLE than tboee of northern make. The following are our prices delivered at depot in Greensboro: No. 8, with 10 pieces ware and 8 feet pipe, $80 00 <t 7 it <i it ii ii ii * ? 28 00 Address, SERGEANT A McCAULEY, Greensboro, N. C. T. M. D0B80F <k CO., Agents, Yorkvflle, S. C. JOHN R. LONDON, Agent, Rock Hill, S. C. A. F. LINDSAY, Agent, McConnellsville, York county, S. C. J. L. CARROLL, Agent at Chester, 8. C. WEED! WEED! WEED! PRE-EMINENTLY AT THE HEAD! AVn SO RECOGNIZED. Read the complimentary award of the Centennial Commissioners. U. 8TATE8 CENTENNIAL COMMISSION,') International Exhibition, > Philadelphia, 1876. J The United States Centennial Commission announce the following report as the basis of an award to the WE ED SEWING MACHINE COMPANY, Hartford, Conn., for SHUTTLE SEWING MACHINES. REPORT. The new Weed Sewing Machine, employing a straight needle and needle-bar, connected by a link with a crank on the end of a horizontal shaft in the overhanging arm. The needle-bar operating shaft is connected by a link with, and has a rocking motion imparted to it by means of, a crank on the lower rotating shaft. The shuttle sustained in a carrier, is reciprocated in the direction of the feed bv a crank and link connected with the rotating shaft, and the four-motioned feed is moved positively. FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS, VIZ. : An excellent Shuttle Machine, possessing originality and simplicity of constructive detail, for fine quality of workmanship and materials, and for great adaptability to both cloth and leather stitching. * * A. T. GOSHORN, Director-General. J. R. HAWLEY, President Attest: Myer Asch Asst Secretary. ANALYSIS. All exroneilb oiuunc itikhiiiio?uimiimin n machine possessed of great merit, the nnder thread of which is carried In a Shuttle, universally admitted to be the only practicable and durable method. Possessing originality and simplicity of constructive detail?that is. embodying the requisite number of the most improved mechanical devices found in any Sewing Machine, free from complication, consequently readily understood and easily managed. For flue quality of workmanship and materials. All parts being made in duplicate by improved machinery, thna being interchangeable, making it easy to replace any parts which may beoome worn or broken. All wearing parts being provided with means of ad* justment. Substituting drop-forged wrought iron and steel in place of cast and malleable iron.' And for great adaptability to botholoth and leather stitching?being free rrom sharp angled cama or grinding gfcars, having substituted simple crank movements, devoid of friction or noise, drawing both upper and under thread at precisely the acme time, finishing each stitch independently, a necessity on fine leather work. Lightrunning, well-balanced parts, admitting of the highest rate of speed attainable in machine sewing, which is indispensable In cloth stitching. ?I . i It will be observed that in no other award are these important points?so necessary to perfect stitching machine?oombined, viz.: "Simplicity of Constructive detail," "Fine Quality of Workmanship and Materials." ? "Great Adaptability to both Cloth and Leather Stitching." We claim to produce the best Leatberand Cloth Sewing Machines now offered to the publie, and t shall be pleased to substantiate this at any of our Branch Offices in the principal cities, or agencies throughout the United States. WEED SEWING MACHINE CO, Hartford, Conn. J BRANCH OFFICE s ^ 61 and 63 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Md., Masonic Temple. _ _ _ ^ ' u. a. l?a vy Lin, i , nuiapr. February 2? 8 T 5m YORK MARBLE YARD. THE undersigned is still conducting the Marble Business in Yorkville, and would respectfully inform the public that he oan supply those in want of MONUMENTS or HEADSTONES with anything in his line, and at the lowest cash prices. Monuments designed and finished in the most elaborate style, ana in point of workmanship and material warranted equal to the work of any establishment in the country. Head aud Foots tones, in various styles, from plain to highly-carved work, furnished at short notice, and satisfaction guaranteed. Specimens usually on hand, to an inspection of which, those in want of marble work are respectfully invited. Estimates and any other desired information cheerfully given at any time. Work delivered at any point on the Chester and Lenoir Narrow Gauge Railroad, between Chester and Dallas, or at any place between Rock Hill and Winnsboro, on the Charlotte, Co- t lumbia and Augusta Railroad, free of charge for transportation. Thankful for the patronage heretofore bestowed upon my establishment, my determination is to mnrit a continuance of the same. P. HAPPBRFIELD. January 4 1 ly CHEER YOUR HOMES WITH MUSIC.I HAVE made such arrangements with that on- .J terpiising and reliable Southern Wholesale " House, Ludden and Bates, of Savannah, that I can supply, on short notice, the Mason A Hamlin Organs, Pianosof the most celebrated manufactories, Sheet Music, or any other kind of Musical Merchandize, at the lowest factory prices, and at prices adapted to these hard times. A settled determination to sell nothing I cannot recommend, and a practical acquaintance of many years with such goods, enables me to offer great inducements to purchasers. ( Call at my Photo-Gallery for further particulars. J. R. 8CH0RB. December 21 51 tf CLEANSING AND REPAIRING. i THE undersigned would respectfully inform the public that he is prepared to cleanse garments of any fabric whatever, rendering them perfectly clean, and if unfaded, restoring them to the original brightness and lustre of the goods. Do not throw away your old clothes, but have them cleaned and made io look as well as new. Work promptly done, and at the most reasonable prices. THOMAS BALLARD. March 29 13 tf J. R. SCHORB'S PHOTO-GALLERY, 1ST HOUSE EAST OF THE JAIL. A SUPERIOR Skylight, a gallery with every j[\_ convenience, and a determination to do my 4 beet, enables me to promise satisfaction to all in want of correct and nattering likenesses. Cloudy weather is as good or better than sunshine for all subjects, except small children. CHEAP GOODS. j WHO has the cheapest Goods, for the cash, in ff town ? CoL McCORKLE,