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CHANGING STOCKINGS. I recently visited a village in Michigan, j to see old Mrs. Brown about a pension she 1 wants from the Government, and when we had finished our business I said : "I see you have your churches here." "Yes; but we never have any sermons worth listening to." "The men look intelligent and smart." "Humph! They are regular pokes! There i isn't a man in Farmville who knows enough ; to ask boot in a horse trade. "But the women look happy," I protested. 1 "Then they look what they ain't," she answered. "I don't believe there is a happy woman in the whole village. If you knew of the awful carrvines on here you wouldn't look for happy wives !" "What awful things do the men do?" "You'd better ask what they don't do! It's j a WQnder to me that Farmville hasn't shared j the fate of Sodom and Gommorah." "Do they drink ?" "Do they ? Didn't I see even old Deacon Harris weaviug his way and that as he climbed the hill last evening? It's a slippery path, of course, but sober men don't climb a hill sideways." "Dothey gamble?" "Gamble! What did Mrs. Potts tell me that her brother's wife told Mrs. Davis not a month ago? Four of the leading men in the place were caught playing checkers for the soda water. That's a nice example, isn't it." 0 "Is Mrs. Potts nice ?" "Nice! Why, she's the worst gossip in town ? It's a wonder the men don't duck hi r in the mill pond !" "And Mrs. Davis?" "She's a hypocrite! She'll talk sweet to your face, and abuse you behind your back." "Mrs. George is well spoken of." "By whom? I've known her fifteen years, and I never heard a human being speak well of her! She eats opium and lies like a trollop !" "Isn't Mrs. McHenry all right?" "All right?" Why, no one can live in the house next to her." "The postmaster seems like a good man," I ventured to remark. "Good man! Why, my husband always believed he was the very man who threw a yadler dog down our well! I don't say that he steals letters, but I know that when I sent two three cent stamps in a letter to my daughter in Illinoy, she never got it." "But there must be one good man here?" "There must, eh ! Well, I wish you'd pint him out to me. I'd like to polish up my spectacles and take a good look at him." "And isn't there one faultless woman ?" "Well, I don't want to seem vain and conceited, because none of us are long for this world, but I expect I'm the faultless one you are inquiring after!" I think I shall go out on the evening train. Mrs. Brown says that every house and lot is mortgaged, every business man is ready to "bust," and every family has at least one scandal about them. On my way over to the Post Office an hour ago I asked a grocer if he knew old Mrs. Brown. Know ner! Wny sues a gossip, a nar, a hypocrite, and a dead beat, and too lazy to chaDge her stockings more than twice a year !" Robbing an Editor?Soon after the completion of the plank road between Detroit and Lansing, a period of twenty-seven or twenty-eight years ago, the editor of a newspaper located about half-way between started for Detroit one evening on the wagon of a teamster. After traveling about an hour the vehicle was stopped by a high way robber. The teamster shelled out about $12, but when the editor showed up, the "pot" ouly reached 50 cents. "You've hidden your money in your boots!" shouted the robber, and he made the editor pull them off. No more cash being found, the robber insisted that coat and vest should come off for a close search, but at the end of the search he angrily demanded : "What sort of a man are you to set out on J ajourney with only 50 cents in your pocket ?" / am getting my ride for nothing and I was going to pay my expenses in Detroit by advertising the hotel in which I stop." xiu L _.1 .: I1UW 111 U L 11 UUVerildiLJg Will JUU ^IVC U1C to let you off?" "A straight column per week for four weeks." "Well, I'll take it, and the teamster is the,, witness to our bargain. I'll send in the copy in time for the next issue." The robber presently moved off into the woods and as the vehicle once more rolled over the plank road, the editor rubbed his hands together and chuckled : "Egad! but isn't this a lift for me! I found a chance to pass off a bogus half dollar, got a splendid item of news for my local and worked up a column ad. to help tide me over the dull season. I tell you the Herald will be on a paying basis in less than a year."? Detroit Free Press. BfesT "I guess I'll have to hire a clerk," said a Galveston merchant by the name of Merritt to his friend Chrysler. "I'm glad to see that the business boom has struck you," responded Chrysler. "It isn't that," replied the merchant, "but you see I am very popular, and I am asked by my friends to step across the street and take a drink almost every minute in :he day, and as I haven't anybody to leave in the store, I have to decline. Ten dollars a day won't cover what I have lost by not having a clerk." "I'll tell you what I'll do," said Chrysler, brightening up, hire me as your clerk and send me across to drink with your friends, and I won't charge you a cent for ray clerical service." The application of Chrysler has been put on file, along with those of a number of other leading citizens, who had applied already.? Galveston News. BST Outrage by a policeman : Sam Johnsing was up again yesterday. "What brings you here this time?" asked the Recorder. "De pliceman, sah ; de same what bruDg me heah last time." "I mean what do you do ?" "I was jess passing a grocery store, when I struck ray head agin a ham what was hanging by the door. I tuk de ham down to put it somewhere whar it would be safe from folks bustin' dar brains out again it, when de fust I knowed a pliceman tried to get the ham away from me, and bekase I wouldn't let de ham go he jess brung me along too." A Vermont man in a sleeping car was accosted by his neighbor opposite, who was also putting on his shoes, with the inquiry, "My friend, are you a rich man ?" The Vermonter looked astonished, but answered the pleasant-faced, tired looking gentleman with a "Yes, I'm tolerably rich." A pause occurred, and then came another question : "How rich are vou?" He answered, About $700,000 or $800,000. Why ?" "Well," said the old man, "if I were as rich as you say you are, and snored as loud as I know you do, 1 would hire a whole sleeper every time 1 traveled." JfcSr* "Why do the days grow longer, pa ?" inquired young iuquisitiveness. "They don't. Every day is just twenty-j four houis long." "Well, then, why do the nights grow shorter ?" j "They dou't. Every night is?well, well,' study it up yourself, young man." Bo?" After a clergyman has taken a free, bottle of tonic, felt better, and written out his ' ' certificate of the curative qualities of the ' \ medicine for publication, it makes him un-,1 happy to have a doctor come along and pro- ' nounce the stuff gin bitters, and bad at that. ; ^ Kissing is something like seven up. If he begs, and she thinks she can make a point i in the game, she will give him one. IpSttUfftietftts Heading. Is Drunkenness a Disease??The New York Tribune n an editorial article takes the view of drunkenness that it is in many cases a hereditary disease which should be treated 1 medicinally. It says : The usual course with 9uch men, with all | men who drink, is to make passionate appeals i to their common sense, their pride, their love ! for wife and children, or their religion. Does not the drunkard in his sober moments i know all these things better than the man who preaches to him ? It is he who is de- j graded into a beast, and he knows it; it is he who is tortured more than mother or wife or J child; it is he who is lost both, in reputation ; and, as he believes, in soul. But one of the j consequences of his disease is as certainly a j derangement of the functional condition of I the brain as in a furred tongue or swollen ; skin, and while the brain is thus diseased the I arguments of others or his own resolves are i of no more value than they would be with a lunatic. Now, go to a lad belonging to such 1 o fantilv an tliiij u-ith rlprmnmntinns of* intern- i " v "" perance as a crime, and ten to one you do not I convince him ; tell bim how many thousands i have fallen before this mortal temptation, and he is in a hurry to show you how strong ' heis; he is the one that cannot be overthrown. ! He at least can stop precisely when he pleases, j But give him the plaiu fact; show him the physical effect of alcohol upon the brain, the digestion, and the tissues, let hi in know the hereditary fatality of this disease in his race, and you give him the strongest practical reason for complete abstinence; you save him. With regard to the mass of other men, let us have all the moral force we can to keep them from intemperance?preaching, woman's influence, passionate appeals, societies. God forbid we should deny the effect of all these things in withholding a man from the use of liquor. But when he has used it, let him have skillful medical aid to combat the disease which is killing him. It is medicine he wants now, and hygienic treatment, more than preaching, prayers or tears. A Sharp Shrinkage.?Mr. A. L. Boulware, Receiver of the Piedmont and Arlington Life Insurance Company, has filed his re port to Judge Hughes, of the United States Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. It fills more than three columns of the Richmond Dispatch., but the results of the Receiver's examination may be briefly summarized. The last actuary's estimate of the liabilities of the company was made more than one year ago, and then amounted to $1,270,713.52. The assets supposed to be good are put down by the Receiver at $219,232.55. Concluding, he says: "The books of the company have been kept in such a loose and uubusiness-like manner that it has been difficult for the Re ceiver to make anything like an accurate estimate of the value of the assets. His examination, however, reveals the fact that the real ? A L. ~ -/ ?* Unn Ivaati r\ K _ estate uwneu uv tue uuujjjaiij uoo uttu v??tained by it at excessive costs?in many, in fact, in most instances, from officers and agents of the company. And the mortgages have been taken for the most part upon property that would never have been considered eligible by business men, at greatly exaggerated values, and with what seems to the Receiver a reckless disregard of the condition and title of the property ; there appearing, with two or three exceptions, absolutely no abstracts of title in possession of the company. Many of these mortgages, too, as will appear from the former part of this report, were taken from the officers and agents of the company. The Receiver thinks that the estimates placed upon mortgages are much more than he will ever realize from them, as they are estimated upon the supposition that the titles to the property securiug them are generally good, which will doubtless, in many instances, turn out not to be true. The assets are widely scattered, and it will take them much time, labor and expense to collect them." -- How A Cyclone Looks.?The recent terrible cyclone in Macoupin county, Illinois, is thus described by Engineer Cutter, of the Chicago and Alton express traiu, which was running at full speed and met the tempest near Carlinsville. Mr. Cutter saw out on the prairie what he supposed to be a straw or haystack on lire. Ashe approached it he saw that it moved rapidly toward the track, and then realized that it was a eycione or me most appalling character. It was a dark, funnel-shaped cloud reaching from the grouud high in the air, where it disappeared into the clouds. It was black and dangerous looking, and whirled with terrible velocity. Its voice, heard even in tbe distance above the rumbling and roar of the train, was frightful in the extreme. The cyclone seemed to travel at the rate of twenty miles au hour, and was so fast approaching that the moving train must in a moment inevitably strike it. Mr. Cutter shut off his engine and applied his air brake just in time, for despite the precaution, the train touched the cyclone's outer edge. Mr. Cutter describes the sight as the most horrible he ever saw. The air was lurid and dark and hot, as from au oven. Everything in the pathway of the storm was demolished and crushed. Barns, fences, sheds, telegraph poles, and everything at all fragile was swept up. Mr. Cutter and his fireman crouched down in the tender, and for a moment feared that the whole train would be overturned. The cars were only held ou the train by their safety chains. The passengers who at first wondered at the stop, with blanched cheeks and terrified countenances viewed the terrible racuster of air in its work.?Philadelphia Press. Life in Gfrmany.?With an outlay which seem3 miserably small to the American, Germans contrive to lead a merry life. Fine music and drama at cheap prices, the love of out door life and the multitude of holidays which allow him to gratify it, a passionate fondness for singing, an abundance of beer, cheap wines and cigars, will atone, in the German mind, for a great many other deficiencies. As to books, there is no country where they are cheaper or more abundant. Ten thousand new titles are printed every year. In Frussia, compulsory education secures a good average culture. The new empire is far ahead of us, not only in the organization of its army, but in the organization of its civil service and the conditions of tenure of office. Its schools are in many respects superior to ours. We have borrowed its kin- i dergartens and might borrow with advantage ; some features of its univeisity life. We have ; adopted its postal-cards. The money-order I system is very convenient, the money being brought to your door. And do we not owe ! an immense debt to German learning? As to : music and art, we must stand with our hats : off. With all its saur kraut, sausage and beer, there is a charm about German home-1 life that cannot be ignored. There is a sweet- i ness of affection in the family circle, a fidelity to friends, a stability of character and a homely ingenuousness which the most ob-! stiuate prejudice can hardly resist. It is a ! frank and innocent life, always open to in-! spectiou. Banished Badness.?Sales-day last was the quietest ever known for the size of the crowd, and there was the least appearance of drunkenness and rowdyism. To say that this happy state of things was the natural sequence of the closing up of the bar-rooms would be saying something that everybody knows and none will question. From some little taints of breath, and a few funny didos about our "sandy flat" horse swapping ground it might be inferred that some of the ex-bars had sprung a leak at the key-hole, but there was such a decided improvement on former 3ales-days that no one was dis'posed to say a word by way of murmuring, and all congrat-, ulated themselves that the order was so good. Laurensville Herald. She <fatm audi fireside. How Diphtheria May be Detected.? i The prevalence of diphtheria has created j alarm in the minds of parents that is not 1 warranted by the facts. Physiciaus in private practice as well as iD public employ say that almost every ailment noticed in a child is taken for diphtheria, and that diphtheria treatment is often hastily administered by anxious parents in innocent cases of cold. There are frequent.calls at the office of the Board of Health for a circular intended for free distribution, and which contains instruction as to what should be done when diphtheria enters a household. An employee of the Board of Health says that the most important part of this circular is its description of the early symptoms of the disease. "Give heed," he says in his interpretation of this part (rf the circular, "the moment you observe signs in your child of unwonted weakness, fatigue or physical debility, particularly if it is accompanied with a little fever. Make the child frequently open its mouth, so that you can observe its throat. It is in the throat that the lay observer will first discover anv certain signs of diphtheria. Never mind how red and how much inflamed the throat appears. That does not indicate the disease. But the instant you see a white spot and detect a had odor, run for a doctor. The white spot will grow. Other white spots will j appear, and eventually they will run together | in great blotches if the disease is not checked. The time to see medical assistance is before these spots run together."?New York Sun. Farm Tools.?A certain number of tools, and some skill in their use, will often save the farmer much time in sending for a mechanic and some expense in paying him. Every farmer should be able to make repairs on his wagon, gates and buildings. A room, or a portion of it, should be devoted to keeping tools ; a pin or nail should be inserted for each one to hang on, and the name of each tool written or painted uufaer the pin, that it may be promptly returned to its place and any missing one detected. Keep every tool in its place?do not wait for a more convenient season, but return every one to its pin the momeut it is done with. If left out of place a moment it will he likely to remain a week and cause a loss of time in looking for it a hundred times greater than in replacing it promptly. Keeping everything in its place is a habit costing nothing when formed. The tools be a hammer, saw, augers, brace and hita, gimlets, screw driver, wrench, two planes, [Thisels, mallet, files and rasp, draw knife, saw set, trowel and a box with compartments for different sized nails, screws, nuts and bolts. Common farm implements and tools, such as hoes, spades, shovels, forks, rakes, scythes, may be in the same room, on the opposite side, and the same precaution taken to keep every one in its place. Little Important Things.?It is a small matter to take the horses across the field for their water. It seems to cost nothing; yet if a farmer's time, or that of his hired man, is worth anything, it costs a great deal in the course of a year. It is a small - matter to chop each day's wood upon the day it is used, and thus have it all fresh ; but fifteen minutes in harvest time is worth more than in January. Besides, there are vastly, more economical methods of making firewood than with an axe. It is a very little matter to tighten a loose nut, but it sometimes costs life and limb not to do it. A pear tree here, and a peach tree there, cost so little that one is inclined to think they are of no account; but when the fruit is ripe they are appreciated. A single step from one room to another is "only one step," but the thought of a stairway made out of these during a life time, is enough almost to make a woman's back ache. Look well to the details, that the little things are right, for it pays in the end.?American Agriculturalist. * Balky Horses.?If the horse when he balks, can have his attention diverted there is usually no trouble in starting him. This may be done in various ways of which the following area few that have been employed : Take the horse out of the shafts and turn him around several times quite rapidly. This will make him entirely dizzy and lead him to forget that he does not wish to draw the load. A stout twine twisted around the fore-leg has been used as a remedy with good results. A string tied around the ear has the same effect. We have seen horses of the balkiest sort started in a moment by putting a lump of earth iuto their mouths. Even a piece of sugar or j a handful of fresh grass will so divert the attention of a baulker that he will often start off without trouble. Some mild treatment like these that set the animal to thinking of something foreign to his work is vastly better thau any amount of whipping, and is much easier of application. ffa?* Instead of climbing over, going around, or lifting a rickety gate several times a day, fix it at once. Every time a person passes through such an entrance, he is reminded of something that needs immediate attention. If the owner of the place passes, he receives an impression that is anything but agreeable. If propped up, or hauging by one hinge, or if there is something wrong about the fastening, cattle, swine or other animals are likely to break through and do more damage to garden or shade trees than twice the cost of repairing the gate, saying nothing of the risk of losing one's temper, or the probability that the stock are liable to injury, or tempted to fall into bad habits. Repair the gate at once; you will feel more like a man, and everything will put on a brighter appearance. SQ5" In these days of neuralgia and sudden colds it is sensible to have some means of relief close at hand. Make two or three little bags of cotton cloth aud fill them with hops. Then, when you need them, heat just as hot as possible aud apply to the aching member. People who cannot eudure the old time remedy of hops and vinegar do not object to the hops alone. The dry hop bag is a great improvement upon wet cloths of any kind. To Settle Coffee.?To settle coffee with- j out eggs, put the ground coffee?two tablespoonfuls or more, according to the size of the family?to soak overnight in a teacup of water. In the morning add more water and put it on to boil, boiling fifteeu or twenty minutes ; then fill iu what water is necessary and put the coffeepot on the stove. In fifteen I minutes it will pour oH clear as amoer. Farm afd Garden Notes.?The fodder I fromau acre of com which yields fifty bushels i is equal in value to a tou of hay. The blood of auimals constitutes but a small part, at most not more than seven to nine per cent., of the live weight, while in ! old or very fat auimals the proportion sinks , as low as from six to four per cent. To Cure Lockjaw.?Take a red hot coal from the fire and pour sweet oil, (olive oil) i on it. Then hold the wounded part over the thick smoke, as near as possible without j burning. It will be necessary to repeat the ; operation two or three times a day. This I remedy has been known to cure after the jaws had commenced to get stiff. i flSS" To brighten a copper boiler, use a coarse cloth. Have a pail of very hot wa- j ter; soap the cloth a little,sprinkle on plenty of pulverized borax, and rub the boiler well.; Rinse off with hot water, and dry with a soft cloth. The boiler can be brightened as quickly as with acid. Kiy Teach every person in your employ, as well as yourself, always to put every tool . back in its place as soon as done with, no matter bow great a hurry he may be in. Better spare a half minute now in doiug so than for you to hunt half an hour with a team or man waiting. 1 fUadiwg for the abktft, CONDUCTED BY REV. ROBERT LATHAN. Original.1 PROFANITY. The third precept of the Decalogue commauds us to use the name of God reverently. 'Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that tuketh his name in vain." The names of God are very many, and we are positively fprbidden to use any one of them iu a vain or irreverent manner. To this commandment there is added a threatning. To the fifth there is a promise annexed in case of obedience, but to none except the third is a threatning expressed. From this we are not to infer that disohedience with respect to any ooe of the other nine commandments will not involve the transgressor in guilt. Such a conclusion would be very erroneous. God most certainly will hold everyone guilty who violates any of his laws, but whoever violates the third commandment is regarded by God as a most heinous transgressor. We need not trouble ourselves by attempting to solve why it is that the irreverent use of the names and titles by which God has revealed himself is emphatically sinful in the sitrht of God. The fant. as written bv the finger of God himself, is all with which we need be concerned. It may be asked, "If the irreverent use of God's name is a crime which God specially threatens to punish, why do we not see those who are addicted to this sin made the visible objects of God's displeasure?" It may be answered, in general terms, that God punishes in this life those who violate the second table of the moral law, but reserves for another world, the punishing of those who violate the first table of the law. It is true that I all sins not forgiven are punished in this world, and all sins not pardoned will be punished in the world to come ; but some sins are directly against God, while other sins are directly against man, and indirectly against God. The disobedient child, the murderer, the adulterer, the thief, the liar and the covetous all meet with the punishment which their sins deserve in this life. The welfare of society demands that they be punished, and for this purpose God, in his providence, has established civil government. In this way the weak are protected from the vicious habits and vile practices of the strong. The irreverent use of God's name is a more heinous sin in the sight of God than forgery, because the former is an improper use of the name^f the Maker of the universe, while the latter is an improper usebf a creuture's name. Visibly the former is rarely punished, but the latter seldom escapes the lash of the law. Were forgery not severely punished, the foundations of society would be but a baseless fabric. All instruments of writing would be worthless were forgery a crime hard to be detected, and gently dealt with when detected. God, in his wise and holy providence, so orders all things that it is a rare thing for bim who flagrantly violates any one of the last six commandments to escape punishment for any considerable length of time. With regard to those who violate all or any one of the first four commandments it ii very different. The permanency of God's government does not require that he inflict visible punishment upon the infidel, the idolater, the Sabbath-breaker or the profane swearer immediately. He can wait uutil another world and then vindicate the dignity of his name and supremacy of his governinei t. It is a most remarkable fact that the irreverent use of God's name is a sin to which the human family are especially addicted. The name of the Supreme Ruler of the universe is coupled with foul expressions, and he whose mercies are new to ns everv moment is SDoken .. ? J I of as if he were a vile blackguard. Men of learning and re6neraent, and poor ignorant creatures, just oue advance above the brutes, seem to delight in trifiiug with the name of their Maker. Old grey headed fathers, and boys scarcely able to tell east from west, or north from south, repeat the name of God as if he were some ignoble wretch whom it was the duty of all to disgrace. The narue of him before whom angels prostrate themselves, is used as a child uses its toy. There are multitudes who never pray to God, who profanely swear by him. The coward thinks, or seems to think, he will appear brave if he takes God's name in vain ; the poor, degraded sot, as he lies wallowing in the gutter, thinks, or seems to think, he will appear what he is not, if he treats God's name with contempt. There is something exceedingly vile in the irrevereut use of God's name. Suppose the mothers, the daughters, the sisters and the wives of the country would, in their social intercourse with each other, use the blasphemous oaths that are so common amongst the fathers, husbands and sons, what would be the moral aspect of thiugs? What decern man could endure a swearing wife? The thought is absolutely shocking. What young man, of noble aspirations, could bear to hear his fair sisters and their acquaintances interlarding their gleeful conversation with the uame of the Most High ? If there were as many drunken and profane women in the world as there are drunken ana protane men the civilization of the world would be of 110 higher type than that which is found in places full of horrid cruelty. Thr Poor Man's Sunday.?The advocates of what is called "The Poor Man's Sunday," forget that when Sunday ceases to he a day of rest, it very speedily becomes a day of toil. There is no middle ground between the two. Admiral Hall, of the British Navy, in a recent address to the workingmen, makes a very telling use of this point. He first states the fact, that while "commanding a tfaval j vessel at Hong-Kong, after divine service had j been performed one Sunday on his ship, and j the sailors were at rest, his intelligent Chi- j nese pilot called his attention to the fact thatj work was going on on shore as usual, and : said: 'Your Joss (God) is better than our Joss, for he gives you holiday and rest one day in seven, and we have only one day in the year, 011 New Year's day.' " He then uses this fact as follows : "And this is the case. Just picture working hard from morning till night three hundred and sixty four days, and only one day of rest, and then prize the Sabbath! They who use the day of rest as a day of pleasure,' forget that when it ceases to be a day of rest, it will very soon become a day of toil ; .and then comes the ceaseless grind of care and j labor which weakens the body and starves the soul." It is a point which should never be lost' sight of. I THE YORKVILLE ENOUIRER. I PROSPECTUS FOR 1881. 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The four Premiums mentioned above will be awarded on the following conditions: The person getting up the largest club of yearly subscribers to the Enquirer, at $2 no porannum, for each subscriber, will be entitled to the first choice of one of the above Premiums; the person getting up the second largest club, at the same price, to the second choice; the person getting up the third largest club, to the third choice; and the person getting up the fourth largest club, to the fourth choice. The time forcompleting clubs under the above offer is limited to 1 o'clock P. M., on the FIRST MONDAY OF MARCH, 1881. Competitors may begin tq secure subscribers at once?the time of subscription to commence whenever the name is handed in. The money for each subscriber is expected to be paid at the time the name is entered on our books, and no name will be counted in competition for a premium until the subscription price has been paid. To persons who make up Clubs of ten or more names, but who may fail to obtain a premium, we will send the Enquirer one. year free of charge; and to those who send a Club of twenty or more names, but who may fail to yet a premium, we will forward a copy of the Enquirer one year free of charge, and a copy, one year, of any'weekly newspaper or monthly magazine published in the United States, the publication to be selected by the person entitled to receive it. It is not necessary that the names of a club should all be at the same postofiice. Names may be taken at any number of places. One name for two j'ears will be equivalent to two names for one year each. All subscriptions must be forwarded to us at the expense of those sending them. We will be responsible for the safe transmission of money only when sent by draft, registered letter, or money order drawn on the Yorkville post-office. In sending names, write plainly, giving county, post office and State. All subscriptions will bo discontinued at the expiration ot the time paid for. A separate list will bo kept for each club-maker, who will be credited with every name sent, so that the number returned by anv person can be ascertained at a moment's notice. Persons who commence making clubs, will not be permitted, after the names have been entered upon our books, to transfer the names to another club-maker's list. pgr The time in which additions may be made to clubs, under this proposition, 11 expire on the FIRST MON DAY OF MARCH, 1881. Therefore, persons who desire the benefit of club rates, must subscribe and pay for the paper before that date, as after the expiration of that time, it will not be furnished for less than ?2.50 unless new clubs are formed. All letters should be addressed to L. M. GRIST, Yorkville. S. C. November 18 47 tf HnRCEC i\n TVfiTr.ir.s M.M Vf a_ikj u-m K?? JUST received at the York Sale Stables, a lot of tine MULES and HORSES which will be sold cheap for cash or approved paper. The farmers of York county and others in want of good stock, are respectfully invited to give us a call, as we feel sure we can make it to their iHterest. A. WILLIFORD & CO. FODDER WANTED^ WE wish to buy FODDER, for which we will pay the highest cash price. A. WILLI FORD it 00. February 10 52 tf GARRY IR O N R O O FI\ jind Cement. 79 and 81 Columbus Street, CIiEVEIjiAND, OHIO. Send for circulars and price lists. February 2fi .9 ly _ _______ Subscribers to the yorkvilm? e.nquirkr, not regularly served by mail, on the postal routes between Yorkville and Bullock's Creek; Yorkville to Zeno ; and from Yorkville to Clark's Fork, by the way of Bethany, are hereby informed that i will deliver their papers along the routes free OF CHARGE, provided tho.v enter their names on my club. J. N. ROBERTS. December 23 52 tf NOTICE. I RESPECTFULLY inform the public that I am prepared to sharpen razors, scissors, shears and other tine-edged instruments. Prices?for honing and sharpening razors, 25 cents, and for sharpening scissors or shears, lft cents each, and satisfaction guaranteed nr no cuurge. TOM BALLARD. Barber. February 3 5 2t IRON SAFE FOR SALE. THE undersigned offers for sale one No. 2 IRON SAFE, manufactured by Mosler, Bahman it Co., of Cincinnati. This safe lias a combination lock, and for all practical purposes is equal to a new one. It is offered for sale for no reason except that it is too small for my purposes. L. M. GRIST. ~ESTATE, ELLISON BOBBINS, DEC'D. " NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned, as Administrator of the estate of ELLISON j KORBINS. deceased, will file his final return, in | the office of the Judge of Prnbate for York conn- > ty, on the 23rd day of March next, and ask for letters dismissory in the said estate. JAMES A. SANDERS, Sr. February 17, 1881 7 5t A PLEA FOR CATHOLIC COMMUNIONS APAMPIILETofSSoctavo pages on the almvo subject, taking the affirmative of the question, by Rev. J. P. Marion, of Chester, has just been issued. For sale at the Enquiiikk Office. Price 50 cents, at which priceit will be mailed free of postage. Decern tier 9 50 tf NOW IS THE OPPORTUNITY I AVAIL YOURSELF OF IT! ? % PRESERVE YOUR BOOKS, PERIODICALS, NEWSPAPERS AND MUSIC. ALL families have old Books, Periodicals, Newspapers, Music, Ac., which they desire to transmit to their posterity. Then HAVE THEM REBOUND! Which will preserve them and make them look almost as well as new. Old Books, Ac., should not only be rebound, buttheeurrent literature ofthe presentday should be nut in a durable form for preservation as well. This can be done in the shortest possible time, ivifh tlio howt maYfipiol i?i thn mnef lion.lunnia utw) durable style, and at prices which cannot be duplicated anywhere, by E. R. STOKES, Stationer, Book Binderand Blank Book Manufacturer, No. 155 Main Street COLUMBIA, S. C. Send in orders at once. JOHN CLARK, JR., & ~C(TS BEST SIS-C O R D FOR MACHINE OR HAND USE, THOMAS RUSSELL & CO., SOLE AGENTS, FOB SALE BY LATIMER & HEMPHILL, Yorkville, S. C. January 13 2 3m " THE FAVORITE OF THE WORLD. THE Family Favorite Improved Weed. These Machines have been remodeled and Improved until they are almost perfect in all respects. The parts are all of Steel and Wrought Iron Forgings. Every Machine sold by us will be fully warranted. Prices as low as any First-Class Machine, either for Cash or on Time until the first of November next. W. G. RE ID A CO., Furniture Dealers, Rock Hill, S. C. LATIMER <ft HEMPHILL, Agents at Yorkvllle, S. C* October 28 44 tf THE BICKFORD AUTOMATIC FAMILY KNITTER. Kuits all sizes of work, narrows and widens It shapes all sizes complete. Knits over 50different garments, Socks, Stockings, Mittens, Leggins, Wristlets, Gloves, etc. It knits evi-y possible variety of plain or fancy stitch. 75 per cent, profit in manufacturing knit goods. Farmerscar treble the value of their wool, by converting it into knit goods. Agents wanted in every State, County, City and Town, to whom very low prices will be made. For full particulars and lowest prices for the best Family Machine, send to nr/srvn/vntN rr*tTfrwnT*T/l *r a ilOTMl? If 1?A C*f\ liH/'KifUttlJ IViM A 1 An I* lUAijru is n in u. \JKJ., Brattleboro, Vt. February 20 9 ly THE COURT HOUSE ROOF. Office of County Commissioners, ) Yorkvilt.e, S. C , January 22, 1881. J SEALED proposals will be received at this Office, until February 20th, 1881, at 12 M., for covering the COURT HOUSE BUILDING with the Roofing known as the GARRY IRON ROOFING. The contract to be let out to the lowest bidder, with the right reserved to Llie Commissioners to reject all bids. The roof contains about 40 squares, and the bids must be made by the square, the dimensions to be ascertained by measurement. The work to be paid for as soon as the job is completed. For further particulars, apply at this office. By order of Board, JOHN M. JACKSON,Chairman. James B. Allison, Clerk. January 27 4 5t TURBINE WATER WHEEL. WE have one 18-inch RIGHT HAND TURBINE WHEEL, as a sample of Farrar's Invention. Wo are working a I3J-inch Wheel ot the same kind, and there is no better Water Wheel made for the . same money. Those who contemplate using a Turbine Wheel can do no better than to get one of these Wheels. We have Circulars giving all the details in regard to the working of it, and with the sale you have the privilege of trying the Wheel, and if it does not do as represented, the money will be refunded. Come and see the sample 18-inch R. H. Turbine Wheel, Manufactured by theSERGEANT MANUFACTURING COMPANY, Greensboro, N. C. HERN DON BROS., Agents, Yorkville, S. C. February 10 47 tf AGENTS WANTED. WE want a limited number of active, energetic canvassers to engage in a pleasant and profitable business. Good men will find this a rare chance TO MAKE MONEY. Such will please answer this advertisement by letter, enclosing stamp for reply, stating what business they have been engaged in. None but those who mean business need applv. Address FINLEY, IIARVEY A CO., A Tt A VT A A January 6 1 ly ROSE'S HOTEL, YOKKVJLLE, S. C. THIS H0USE has been thor* oughly renovated from cellar to garrot, and newlv furnished, ineluding GRAFTdN'S PATENT SPRING BEDS. In view of the times, our motto is a full House at a moderate price. TERMS?$1.50 PER DAY, OR 50c. PER MEAL. Sample Rooms reserved espoeiallv forCommereial travelers. HENRY W. SMITH. June 17 25 tf ROBERT J. HERNDOff, " Late Student of Boston Conservatory of Music, TEACHER OF BRASS BANDS, j AN D THE CORN ET. Music arranged to order for any number of Instruments. Terms j moderate. Agent for all kinds of first-class BAND IN- | j STRUM ENTS. April 22 17 lv J. R. SCHORB'S PHOTO-GALLERY, 1ST HOUSE EAST OP THE JAIL. A SUPERIOR Skylight, a gallery with every I convenience, and a determination to do my best, enables me to promise satisfaction to all in i want of correct and nattering likenesses. Cloudy weather is as good or better than sunshine for all ! subjects, except small children. January 27 4 4t ' < ATLANTA AND CHARLOTTE AIR-UN? RAILWAY. PASSENGER DEPARTMENT. Atlanta, Ga., January30,1881. CHANGE OF SCHEDULE. ON and after January 30, 1881, traina will run on this roada? follows: FAST MAIL. r (eastward.) Arrive at Gastonia, 4.10 A. M. Leave 4.11 A. M. (westward.) Arrive at Gaston ia, 2.05 A. M. Leave 2.00 A. M. DAY PASSENGER TRAIN. (eastward.) Arrive at Gastonia, 2.15, P. M. Leave 2.18, P. M. (westward.) Arrive at Gastonia, 2.10, P. M. Leave 2.17, P. M. NIGHT PASSENGER TRAIN. (eastward.) Arrive at Gaston in, 2.07, A. M. Leave 2.09, A. M. (westward.) Arrive at Gastonia, 1.11, A. M. Leave 1.12, A. M. LOCAL FREIGHT TRAIN. (eastward.) Arrive at Gastonia, 6.35, P. M. Leave 6.55, P. M . (WESTWARD.) Arrive at Gastonia, 6.30, A. M. Leave 6.55, A. M. THROUGH FREIGHT TRAIN. (eastward.) Arrive at Gastonia, 8.52, A. M. Leave 8.52, A. M. (westward.) Arrive at Gastonia, 4.24, P. M. Leave 4.24, P. M. Connecting at Atlanta for all points West and Southwest. Connecting at Charlotte for all Eastern points. Through Tickets on sale at Gainesville, Seneca City, Greenville, Spartanburg and Gastonia, to all points East and west. G. J. FOREACRE, Gen'l Manager. W. J. Houston, Gen'l Pass. <fc Ticket Agent. February 17 7 tf C. & L. NARROW GAUGE BAILROADT CHANGE OF SCHEDULE. SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE,) Yorkville, S. C., January 31st, 1881. j THE following Schedule of the Mail and Passenger Trains took effect at 6 o'clock, a. m., on the 31st of January, 1881. going south. Leave Dallas at 6.00 A. M. Arrive at Gastonia at 6 20 A. M. [.cave Gastonia at 6 40 A. M. Leave Pleasant Ridge at 7.00 A. M. I^ave Crowder's Creek at 7.10 A. M. Lea^e Bowling Green at 7.20 A. M. Leave Clover at 7.35 A. M. Arrive at Yorkville at 8.15 A. M. Leave Yorkville at 8.25 A. M. Leave Guthriesville at 9.00 A. M. Leave McConnellsville at 9.15 A. M. Leave Lowrysville at 9.35 A. M. I Arrive at Chester at 10.10 A. M. going north. Leave Chester at 2.00 P. M. Leave Lowrysville at .....2.30 P. M. Leave McConnellsville at 2.55 P. M. Leave Guthriesville at 3.05 P. M. Arrive at Yorkville at 3.35 P. M. Leave Yorkville at 3.45 P. M. Leave Clover at 4.25 P. M. Leave Bowling Green 6t 4.35 P. M. Leave Crowder's Creek at 4.45 P. M. Leave Pleasant Ridge at 4.55 P. M. Arrive at Gastonia at 5.20 P. M. Leave Gastonia at ..5.46 P. M. Arrive at Dallas at 6.0G P. M. JAMES MASON, Superintendent. February 3 v 5 tf JOB PRINTING. OWING to our superior facilities with the best machine presses, an abundance of type and tirst-class appointments throughout our office, we are prepared to execute ALL MANNER OF JOB PRINTING in superior style, and at prices that will compare with New York or Philadelphia charges for the same quality of work and materials. We hare recently made a reduction in prices for the following classes of work, to which we invite the attention of business men : HILL heads. For 500 For 1000 Half-sheet Bill Heads $3.00 $5.00 Fourth-sheet Bill Heads, 2.25 3.50 Sixth-sheet Bill Heads, 2.00 3.00 Monthly statements at same price,of sixt'h-sheet bill heada. We will fill an order for bill heads, giving any desired number of either size of sheet at proportionate prices. LETTER, HEADS. For 500 iFor 1000 Commercial Note, $2.15 $3.25 Packet Note, 2.25 3.50 Letter (largesize) 3.00 5.00 For the above work we use a superior quality of paper, and guarantee entire satisfaction in every instance. Wo also give special attention to the printingof Briefs, Arguments and Points and Authorities, which we furnish strictiyaccordingtotherequireme.nts of the Justices of the Supreme Court, and in proof reading exercise the utmost care to ensure accuracy. Wo are prepared to furnish all other kinds of printing, from a visiting card to a large volume, and will be pleased to furnish estimates for any stylo of work desired. Address. T, M ORTST VnrWille S P THE YORK MARBLE YARD. THE undersigned would respectfully announce to the public that his MARBLE YARD, near the Railroad depwt, is in full operation, and that he is now well prepared lo furnish anything in his liue of business at the LOWEST CASH PRICES. Tombstones for children furnished for from $3.00 upward ; for adults from $8.00 upward. Monuments and Tomb Stones designed and finished in the most elaborate style, and in point of workmanship and material, equal to the work of any establishment in the country. Specimens always on hand, to an inspection of which those in want of marble work are respectfully invited. * Estimates and other information furnished on application. 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 CKarlotte, Columbia and Augusta Railroad, free ctf charge for transportation. Thankful for the patronage heretofore bestowed upon my establishment, my determination is to merit a continuance of the same. F. HAPPERFIELD. January 6 1 ly GEORGE T. SCHORB, PHOTOGRAPHER, CHESTER, S. CAROLINA. PICTURES taken in all kinds of weathor, and pains taken to please every customer. Old Pictures COPIED AND ENLARGED, as low us can be done in any city, North or South. Have on hand a fine selection of CHURCH AND PARLOR ORGANS, which are offered very cheap. Instruments guaranteed to be firstclass. Call and see for yourselves, at the PHOTOGALLERY, opposite the "Cotton Hotel." Also, authorized agent to receive Subscriptions, Advertisements and orders for Job Work for the Yorkville Enquirer. GEORGE T. SCHORB. February 13 7 tf THE WILLIAMSTON FEMALE COLLEGE Respectfully offers its services to those parents who desire to secure for their daughters the thorough and symmetrical cultivation of their physical, intellectual, and moral powers. It is conducted on what is called the "ONESTUDY" PLAN, with a Semi-Antual Course of Study; and l>y a system of Tuitional Premiums, its low rates are made still lower for ALL who average 85 per cent. No Public Exercises. No "Receptions." Graduation, which is always private, may occur eight times a year. For full information, write for an Illustrated Catalogue. Address Rev. S. LANDER, President, Williauiston, S. C. November 4 45 lv CLEANSING AND REPAIRING. THE undersigned would respecfully inform the public that he is prepared to cleanse garments of any fabric whatever, rendering thorn perfectly clean, and if unfaded, restoring tnem to the original brightness and lustre of the goods. Do not throw away your old clothes, but have them cleaned and made to look as well as new. Work promptly done, and at the most reasonable prices. . THOMAS BALLARD. August 12 29 tt futfeviUe <?aquim. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: Single copy for one year 12 50 For six months, 125 For three months, 75 Two copies one year, 4 00 Ten copies one year, 20 00 And an extra copy for a club of ten. ADVERTISING RATES ONE DOLLAR per square, for the first insertion, and FIFTY CENTS per square, for each subsequent insertion. A square consists of the space occupied by seven lines of this size type. ptX" Contracts will be made at reduced rates for advertising space to be UHed for three, six, or twelve mouths.