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
"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
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
"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."
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I1UW 111 U L 11 UUVerildiLJg Will JUU ^IVC U1C
to let you off?"
"A straight column per week for four
"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
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
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.
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
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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
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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
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
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-!
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.
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.
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,
REV. ROBERT LATHAN.
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
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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
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
It is a point which should never be lost'
sight of. I
THE YORKVILLE ENOUIRER. I
PROSPECTUS FOR 1881.
IN issuing our prospectus for 1881, we deein it
only necessary to announce that the leading
features which have characterized the editorial
conduct of the Yorkvillf. Enquirer for the
past quarter of a century will be retained, and
what it has been in the past will be an assurance
of what it shall be in the future. The leading
departments of the paper will lie retained as heretofore,
and they will be conducted with the samo
labor and care that have marked our efforts in the
past. While the Literary and Miscellaneous features
of the Enquirer will be kept up to the
standard which lias given the paper a distinctive
character, careful attention will also be given to
the News department, which will embrace a record
of the leading events at the State and National
Capitals; Congressional and Legislative
Proceedings: "Scraps and Facts," lieing a hotehKotch
of light current topics; a com pond of the
lews Abroad and at Home; General Correspondence;
Market Reports; Local County and State
News; Editorial Articles upon appropriate subjects
intended to promote the welfare and prosperity
of our State and people, which will, we
trust, continue to render the Enquirer a welcome
and entertaining Family Journal.
Terms of Subscription?Free of Postage.
Single copy, one year ?2 50
Two copies, one year, 4 00,
One copy two years 4 00*
rKfcMIUMS IU ULUB-MAKERS.
To club-makers, for the approaching volume,
we offer FOUR. PREMIUMS for the four largest
cluos, as follows:
For the largest club, one Weed Sewing Machine,
fancy half-case, with drop leaf and two
side-drawers, valued at $45.
For the second largest club, one Weed Sewing
Machine, half-case and one drawer, valued at
For the third largest club, one No. 8 Tnoric
Cooking Stove, and fixtures complete, valued
For the fourth largest club, one No. 7 Tropic
Cooking Stove and fixtures complete, valued
The superior Sewing Machine we oiler as a
Premium is the well-known and justly celebrated
Weed Machine, manufactured by "the Weed
Sewing Machine Company, at Hartford, Connecticut.
It is adapted to all the wants of family
sewing; can be readily comprehended by any
one; runs easily; is always ready ; will do any
and all kinds of sowing with less changing and
fewer extra attachments; is self-adjusting; is a
two-thread Machine, making an elastic loekstitoh
; and stands solid and tirin.
The Stoves are made by the Serjeant Manufacturing
Company, of Greensboro N. C. They are
made of the bost Scotch pig metal, with heavier
and thicker plate than any other Stove in the
market, ana consequently will the longer withstand
heat and hard usage. They are of a handsome
pattern and neat finish, and warranted
equal in points of appearance, durability and superior
cooking qualities, to any stove manufactured
in the Union. Thousands of thorn are in
use in Virginia, North and South Carolina, and
they give universal satisfaction.
The above Premiums will be delivered to the
successful competitors at the Enquirer ofHce,
free of charges for freight.
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
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
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.
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\
79 and 81 Columbus Street,
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
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
Decern tier 9 50 tf
NOW IS THE OPPORTUNITY I
AVAIL YOURSELF OF IT!
PRESERVE YOUR BOOKS,
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
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
SIS-C O R D
MACHINE OR HAND USE,
THOMAS RUSSELL & CO.,
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,
October 28 44 tf
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.,
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
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
YOKKVJLLE, S. C.
THIS H0USE has been thor*
oughly renovated from cellar to
garrot, and newlv furnished, ineluding
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
Agent for all kinds of first-class BAND IN- | j
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?
Atlanta, Ga., January30,1881.
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE.
ON and after January 30, 1881, traina will run
on this roada? follows:
FAST MAIL. r
Arrive at Gastonia, 4.10 A. M. Leave 4.11 A. M.
Arrive at Gaston ia, 2.05 A. M. Leave 2.00 A. M.
DAY PASSENGER TRAIN.
Arrive at Gastonia, 2.15, P. M. Leave 2.18, P. M.
Arrive at Gastonia, 2.10, P. M. Leave 2.17, P. M.
NIGHT PASSENGER TRAIN.
Arrive at Gaston in, 2.07, A. M. Leave 2.09, A. M.
Arrive at Gastonia, 1.11, A. M. Leave 1.12, A. M.
LOCAL FREIGHT TRAIN.
Arrive at Gastonia, 6.35, P. M. Leave 6.55, P. M .
Arrive at Gastonia, 6.30, A. M. Leave 6.55, A. M.
THROUGH FREIGHT TRAIN.
Arrive at Gastonia, 8.52, A. M. Leave 8.52, A. M.
Arrive at Gastonia, 4.24, P. M. Leave 4.24, P. M.
Connecting at Atlanta for all points West and
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.
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.
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.
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
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 :
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.
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
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
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
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
* Estimates and other information furnished on
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
Thankful for the patronage heretofore bestowed
upon my establishment, my determination is to
merit a continuance of the same.
January 6 1 ly
GEORGE T. SCHORB,
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
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
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
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.
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.
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