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CHARLOTTE, N. C, TTJESPAY, MARCH 7, 1871
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WILLIAM J. YATES, Editor and Proprietor.
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Advertisements l)e inserted at reasonable
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Obituary notices of over five lines in length will
he charged for at advertising rates.
Robert Gibbon, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
23?- Office over Smith 6c Hammond's Dmg Store
Kchi.lence on College Street.
J. P. McCombs, M. D.,
OfR-rs LiV professional services to tlie citizens of
Charlotte and surrounding country. All calls, both
ni;rht and day, promptly attended to.
OiYicc in Urowa'a building, up stair, opposite the
Oct 20. 1870.
Dr. W. H. Hoffman,
llcspectfullv informs the citizens of Charlotte and
the public generally, that lie has ennanently loca
ted in Charlotte, lie li fully prepare! to attend to
all calls relating to his profession.
A successful practice for more than 10 years in
this section of country and in the Confederate army
of Virginia during the late war, warrants him in
promising entire satisfaction to all parties who may
desire his services.
Office at residence on Try on Street, just below
Tate & Dewey's Hank.
Krkekkncks M. P. Peijram Cashier 1st Nation
al Hauk of Charlotte ; Dr. Win. Sloan, Dr. J. H. Mc
Adcn.and W.J. Yates, Editor Charlotte Democrat.
J.-in ill, ly
DP.. M. A. ISLAND, Dentist,
(Successor to Alexander fc Bland.)
All work guaranteed. Teeth extracted without
pain by "Nitrons Oxide Gad."
Office in IJrick Building, opposite the Charlotte
Feb (i, loTL
SMITH & HAMMOND
Have in Store a Full Stock of Drugs, Medicines,
Ac, which they are offering at very low prices,
wholesale and retail.
Country Merchants and others visiting Charlotte
will do well to call and get quotations.
Aujr. 21), 1870.
Dr. JOHN H. McADEN,
Wholesale and Retail Druggist,
CHARLOTTE, Nr. C.,
Has on hand a large and well selected stock of PURE
DKHJS, Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Family
.Medicines, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Dye Stuffs,
Fancy and Toilet Articles, which he is determined
to sell at the very lowest prices.
Jan 1, 1871.
DR. S. E. BRATTON,
Physician and Surgeon,
Tenders his Professional services to the citizens of
Charlotte and vicinity.
Ollhv next to Charlotte Hotel. Residence oppo
site to J. H. Wilson's Law Oilice.
Feb 1U, 1871. Gin
WILSON & BLACK.
Wholesale and Retail Druists,
Corner Trade and Colleae Six.. Charlotte.
We now have one of the largest and most com
plete Stocks of
Drugs, Medicines, &c,
(And everything pertaining to the Drug Business,)
to be found in this market, which we are offering at
vcrv low prices.
To Physicians and Country Merchants we offer
special inducements. All orders promptly rilled.
CI I A LOTTE, N. C.
This well-known House having been newly fur
nished and refitted in every department, is now open
for the accommodation of the
ZW Omnibusses at the Depot on arrival of Trains.
Jan 21. 1870. H. C. ECCLES.
A. m RWEI.l,. K. S. DCWOLFE.
BURWELL & DeWOLFE,
ATTORXJJYS AT LAW,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
"thee m the Court House nevt t.- tho S!
Jan 2, 1871 y
LM'OLXTOX, x. c.
This well known establishment is still onen
and in successful operation f or the accommo
dation of thermhlic T!n 1
toes satisfaction to all who may srive him a call.
1 ransportation furnished to the surrounding coun
try on reasonable terms.
B. S. JOHNSON,
Jan 9, 1871
JOHN T. BUTLER,
watch and Clock Maker,
In,.n, AND DEALER IN
JtHEI.RY, FINE WATCHES CLOCKS,
Watch Materials, Spectacles, &c.
A"S19 1$7. CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Preserve Your Eyes.
Owb''iL('n,w' manufactured bv the Philadelphia
SmS r- lhty w,1r" brilliancy and dis
Th . VS,n noL f(,,ma in auv otherGlass
fatl;uiyngThera wdl Without tirin or
3v Z?ri?-nL ut JOIIX T- BUTLER'S
ll.MvSrSy n "lr0Ct' aent in Charlotte,
n J. Y. BRYCE & CO
General Commission Merchants
CHARLOTTE, A. C UUaUl,b
particular attention paid to the sell'hv of all kinds
of Produce, Cotton and Tobacco. U kmds
Jl.irhest cash price paid for Cotton.
a uisiance promptly attended
March s wn J" 1- CE.
wriho.lSCa. W. H. BRYCE.
B. SNYDER & SON,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
r'uns, 1 iflr; iCti n an(VTirer3 of all kinds of
Kevs'of ' I MLTh Door Lwks Tnk Locks and
VdlCnT Wfl. &c., constantly for sale
titles or S
new Jot)binir Shon to rot
aale a ' ., s ,Jl,UU;i. r nave
as good as new.
your old work
in Parks' Buildin
g near the Public Square
1JAV1D SNYDER, "
When j'ou meet with one suspected
Of some secret deeds of shame,
And for this by all rejected
As a thing of evil fame,
Guard thine every look and action,
Speak no word of heartless blame,
For the slanderer's vile detraction,
You may soil thy goodly name.
When you meet with one pursuing
Ways the lost have wandered in,
Working out his own undoing
With his recklessness and sin,
Think if placed in his condition,
Would a kind word be in vain ?
Or a look of cold suspicion
Win thee back to truth again ?
There are spots that bear no flowers,
Not because the soil is bad,
But the summer's genial showers
Never make their bosom glad.
Better have an act that's kindly
Treated sometime with disdain,
Then by judging others blindly,
Doom the innocent to pain.
Garden Seeds! Garden Seeds!!
Just received at
SCARR'S DRUG STORE.
A large and carefully selected Stock
Especially including those varieties suitable to the
Feb C, 1871. F. SCARR.
1871. GARDEN SEED! 1871.
Landreth's Warranted Garden Seed!
A large and fresh supply of these celebrated Seed
hwe just been received from Philadelphia. Also,
Clover and Orchard Grass.
Call and supply yourself with Catalogue.
KILGORE & CUIiETON,
Jan 16, 1871. Springs' Corner.
garden seed, clover seed
At JLe Aden 's Corner Drug Store.
A large supply of Garden Seeds, both Landreth's
and B-iist's, fresh and genuine, just received at
MeADEN'S Corner Drug Store.
Call and get a Garden Manual for 1871.
Feb 13, 1871.
Buist's Warranted Garden Seeds.
A full line of the above Seeds "nst received at
WILSON & BLACK'S.
Clover and Grass Seed.
40 Bushels Clover Seed,
0 " Orchard Grass Seed,
10 " Timothy
10 " Herds Grass
Lucerne and Lawn Grass Seed, at
WILSON & BLACK'S Drug Store,
next to Stenhouse, Macaulay & Co's.
Jan 2:1. 1871.
GREGORY & WILLIAMSON.
NEW STOCK OF GROCERIES,
Bryce's Building, Charlotte, X. C.
The attention of strictly CASH buyers is called to
our large slock of Groceries and Provisions, such as
Sugar, Coffee, Molasses and Teas,
Salt, leather, Fish of all sorts.
Cotton Ties, Rope and bagging,
Pure Liquors and Wines for Medicinal purposes,
And every thing usually kept in a wholsale and
retail Grocery establishment.
t3f We oircr special inducement to those who
buy for Cash.
GREGORY & WILLIAMSON.
Jan. 2, 1871. Brvee's Building Trade Street.
Carolina Agricultural Works,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
COOK & ELLYSON, Proprietors.
Our Shops are now at the Old Navy Yard and at
the late Foundry of J. M. Howie.
We are manufacturing and selling all sorts of
Farming Implements and giving careful attention
to Repairing in our line of every description.
Feb 13, 1871. COOK & ELLYSON.
DALLAS M. RIGLER,
No. ii Granite Row, Charlotte, N. C,
(Next door to Mcacham's Boot & Shoe Store,)
Has in Store a large assortment of the following
Candies, Raisins, Jellies, Pickles,
Crackers of all kind, Cakes,
Figs, Dates and Fruits of all sorts,
Tobacco, Snuff and Segars. fcc.
To which he invites the attention of all who wish
to buy anything in that line.
He is prepared to furnish weddings or parties
with Cakes at short notice.
Oct. 31, 1870. D. M. RIGLER.
E. H. GREEN, M. D.,
Member of the American Medical Association of
Philadelphia, late Physician and Assistant Sur
geon to the Philadelphia Bellevue Institute for the
treatment of all forms of Chronic Diseases, as
A. II. LINDLEY, M. D.
Direct from the above-named Institute.
Mav be consulted at their Office in CHARLOTTE,
N. C, with reference to CANCERS, SCROFULA,
all diseases of the Throat and Lungs, Stomach, Liver,
Kidneys and Bowels, diseases of the Nervous Sys
tem, as Nervous Debility, Chorea, Epileptic Fits,
Spasms, Neuralgia, &c. Also, all forms of diseases
peculiar to females, all forms of private diseases, and
in fact all chronic or long standing and obscure dis
eases of even' kind.
Office Hours, 7 to 8 A. M., 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 P. M.
Feb 13, 1871 2mpd
Stoves, Tin & Sheeting Iron Ware.
Always on hand the best STOVES In the market.
Spear's Chloride, Excelsior, Columbia and Live
Oak Cooking Stoves.
Box and Parlor Stoves,
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware,
Hollow Ware, Japanese Ware, and various
All wares and work warranted as represented.
Z3T Orders respectfully solicited.
Feb 28, 1870. D. II. BYERLY.
CHARLOTTE FEMALE INSTITUTE,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Rev. R. BURWELL, )TDTW.Ta
JOHN B. BURWELL, Pcipalr.
The current session commenced 1st October, 1870,
and continues to 30th of June, 1871.
Pupils received at any time and charged from date
For Catdogue containing full particulars as to
course of study, Terms, etc.. address
Rev. R. BURWELL & SON.
Jan 0, 1S71. Charlotte, N. C.
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A writer in the Phrenological Journal, in
endeavoring to answer the question,. "What
makes women unhappy?" says :
At all the watering-places and seaside re
sorts there has been a noticeable decrease
in beaux. Daughters, chaperoned through
empty parlors look in vain for that necess
ary commodity suitable gentlemen attend
ants, while planning mamas grow frantic
over the hopeless task of husband hunting.
These mothers and daughters, like many
others elsewhere, are, with all their lack of
innate refinement, women of average capaci
ty, Avho, from lack of occupation, spend the
best years of their lives in trying to entice
men, for the sole purpose of having some
one to supply m a genteel way the funds re
quired for display.
lght after night these daup-hters attire
themselves in the costumes remarkable for
their scantiness in one direction and abun
dance m another, and expose their persons
unblushingly as they tread the mazes of the
voluptuous dance in the arms of anv one
uiai nappens to be on nand.
lhe extravagance of these women keen
all honest marriagable men away from their
presence. They are afraid to go,- even for
a iew weeks' pleasure, where they are liable
to De tempted to marry women whom they
could not possibly support, and so they stay
ut iiome, wisnmg au tne time the' could
had some sensible girl who would be con
tent with competency. I wish I could tell
these wretched girls how many solid, sub
stantial men were at their places of business
last summer, kept at home by their thought
less conduct, and how very many well
meaning, moderately cultured men are wish
my eveiy uay ior wives, oiu wno see no
cnance m the present state of society. They
don't care to wed a women whose eyes are
familiar with fashionable indecencies, and
wnose tastes are willing to let unclean men
uauuiw meir person in tne waltz or gaze
with pleased eyes u'pon their naked arms
offers for sale a verv desirable.
J? ARM in Cleaveland county, on the 1 ork road,
miles trom feiielby and within a few miles of the
Mineral Springs of that section and the Air Line
Railroad. There are &)0 acres in the tract 100 of
winch is well timbered with hickory and oak well
watered and soil rich. Terms very reasonable.
Call on me at Jonas Rudisill's Carpenter Shop, or
address me through the Charlotte P. O.
SAMUEL K. CHAMBERLAIN.
Feb 27, 1871 2wpd
Groceries and Confectioneries.
We beg leave to call the attention of the irenerous
public to the fact that we are in receipt of, and are
daily receiving a lull line ot the following goods,
viz : Groceries, Candies, Confectioneries, Tobacco,
Snuff and Cigars, Toys, Musical Instruments, fcc.,
which we are prepared to sell as low as any other
house in the City, wholesale or retail. Give us a
call. 2 doors West of Brem, Brown tfc Co., near the
Court House, on Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C.
A. R. iNISBET & BRO.
100 Sacks Rio Coffee. 50 Barrels A. C and extra C
Sugars; Hyson and Black Teas; New Orleans. Dima-
rara and Common Molasses; 40 Tubs Pure and Leaf
Lard; 50 boxes Adamantine Candles: 100 boxes No
1 Herrings; Mackerel in barrels, half barrels. Quarter
barrels and kits; Soda in barrels and boxes : Earlv
Rose and Goodrich Potatoes in barrels ; Spice, Pep
per, Ginger, Nutmegs and Clovos, Buckets, Pails,
Tubs, Brooms and Baskets, Shoe Brushes and Black
ing, Powder and Shot; Washing, Toilet and the
celebrated Tar healing Soaps.
A. R..NISBET & BRO.
Candies and Confectioneries.
Assorted Stick Candies, various colors and flavors;
Prize Candies, Shoo Fly, Maidens Blush, Cash Bank
and Specie Bank; 100 Boxes Layer Raisins, in
whole, halves and quarter boxes ; Soda, Sugar and
Lemon Crackers ; Brazil Nats, Walnuts, Filbuts and
Almonds; Toys of all kinds, Violins and other
Tobacco, Snuff and Cigars of all the various
brands at prices to suit customers.
All of the above goods were bought at the lowest
possible figures, expressly for the jobbing trade, and
will be sold cheap.
Merchants and others are specially invited to call
and see us before buying.
A. R. NISBET & BRO.,
Feb 13, 1871. Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C.
GOODS AT COST
at Beattie's Ford.
In order to reduce our Stock, we now offer to the
public at actual Cost the largest and best assorted
btoek of Goods in Lincoln county. In our Stock
will be found almost every article that can be called
4-1.1 n,i ,
ioi jti e us a can ana De convmcea.
CULP, CONNOR & CO.
Feb 27, 1871 4w
The symptoms of Liver Complaint are uneasiness
and pain in the side. Sometimes the pain is in the
shoulder, ana is mistaken tor rheumatism. The
stomach is affected with loss of appetite and sick
ness, bowels in general costive, sometimes alterna
ting with lax. The head is troubled with pain, and
dull, heavy sensation, considerable loss of memory,
accompanied with painful sensation of having left
undone something which ought to have been done.
Often complaining of weakness, debility and low
spirits. Sometimes many of the above symptoms
attend the disease, and at other times very few of
them ; but the Liver is generally the organ most in
volved. Cure the Liver with
DR. SIMMOXS1 LIVER REGULATOR,
A preparation of roots and herbs, warranted to be
strictly vegetable, and can do no injury to any one.
It has been used by hundreds, and known for the
last 40 years as one of the most reliable, efficacious
and harmless preparations ever offered to the suffer
ing. If taken regularly and persistently, it is sure
to cure dyspepsia, headache, jaundice, costiveness,
sick headache, chronic diarrhoea, affections of the
bladder, cramp dysentery, affections of the kidneys,
fever, nervousness, chills, diseases of the skin, im
purity of the blood, melancholy, or depression of
spirits, heartburn, colic, or pains in the bowels, pa
in the head, fever and ague, dropsy, boila, pain in
the back, S:c.
Prepared onlv by J. FI. ZEILPN & CO., Druggists,
Macon, Ga. Price, $1 ; by mail $1.25.
For sale bv all Druggists in Charlotte.
Feb 20, 1871 ly
Wil., Char. & Ruth. Railroad.
500 Mile Tickets over this Road can be purchased
for Fifteen Dollars of Station Agents at Charlotte,
Lincoluton and Cherryville.
V. Q. JOHNSON, Gen 1 Agent,
Western Division, Wil., Char. & Ruth. K. R.
Feb CO, 1871 2m
A Romantic Story.
, At the commencement of the present cen
tury a young man made his appearance in
Stratford, and spent a few weeks at the
tavern, which then existed to afford shelter
to stage-coach travelers. Whence he came
and what his business none could guess.
Directly opposite the tavern stood the cot
tage and forge of a blacksmith named Fol
som. He had a daughter, who was the Leant v
of the village, and it was her fortune to capti
vate the heart of the young stranger. He
told his love ; said he was from Scotland ;
that he was traveling incog., but in ronfi
dence gave his real name, claiming that he
was heir to a large fortune. She returned
his love, and they were married. A few
weeks thereafter the stranger told his wife
that he must visit New Orleans. ' He did
so, and the gossips of the town made the
young wife unhappy by disagreeable hints
In a few months the husband returned,
but before a week had elapsed he received
a large budget of letters, and told his wife
he must at once return to England, and
alone. He took his departure, and the gos
sips had another glorious oppoi tuni y to
make a confiding woman wretched. To all
but herself it was a clear case of desertion.
The wife became a mother, and for two
years lived on in silence and hope. At the
end of that time a letter was received by
the Stratford beauty from her husband di
recting her to go at once to New York with
her child, taking nothing with her but the
clothes she wore, and embark in a ship for
her home in England.
On her arrival at New York she found
a ship splendidly furnished with every con
venience and luxury for her comfort, and
two servants ready to obey every wish she
might express. The ship duly arrived in
England, and the Stratford girl became the
mistress ot a superb mansion, and, as the
wife of a baronet, was saluted by the aristo
cracy as Lady Samuel Stirling. On the
death of her husband, many years ago, the
btratlord boy succeeded to the title and
wealth of his father, and in the last edition
of the Peerage and Baronetage he is spoken
of as the issue of "Miss Folsome. ot Strat
ford, North America." When the late Pro
fessor Silliman visited England, some years
since, he had the pleasure of meeting Lady
Stirling at a dinner party, and was delight
ed to answer her many questions about her
birthplace in Connecticut.
Religion made Easy. We read in one
of the religious journals that a church, now
in course of construction in Newark, N. J.,
is to be supplied with convenience and lux
uries, and, in fact, all the modern improve
ments. Adjoining the vestry is to be built
a church parlor, which is to be furnished
like a modern drawing room, with piano and
elegant furniture. Beneath this room will
be situated the church kitchen, with a hotel
range, and all the conveniences lor getting
up "big dinners." While the good people
were about it, it is a wonder they did not
add a billiard saloon, a smoking-room, a
reading-room, and a gymnasium to the other
conveniences and luxuries. There is noth
ing like taking things easy.
Raw Bone Super-Phosphate.
THE GREAT FERTILIZER FOR ALL CROPS.
The unexampled success of this crcat Fertilizer
proves it to be the best and cheapest manure in the
market It is used by thousands of the most eminent
planters and farmers in all sections of the countnr.
and in every single instance it has given unbounded
Cotton, Corn, Tobacco, Wheat,
And all other crops it produces unequaled results ;
being not only prompt and active, but likewise a
permanent improver of the soil. It combines all
the active stimulating properties of Peruvian Guano.
(of which it is largely composed,) with the more
lasting qualities of Flour of Bone. It has no eaual
as a renovator of exhausted lands, and by its judi
cious use worn out farms have been brought up to a
state of high fertility.
WHANN'S RAW BONE SUPER-PHOSPHATE
is composed of
Pure Raw Bone, Guano, Sulphuric Acid and
Salts of Potash and Scda.
It contains every element needed by growing plants
The standard is guaranteedand it is warranted to
be free from adulteration. Farmers in this vicinity
are invited to read the account of Mr Dixon's experi
ments, published in the "Democrat," January 24th,
1871, in which Whann's Phosphate far excelled all
the other fertilizers used.
Whann's Raw Bone Superphosphate is manufac
tured only by VV ALiTOlN, VVHAJNN & CO.,
J. Y. BRYCE & CO.,
Agents, Charlotte, N. C.
Pamphlets and Circulars mailed free on application.
Feb 13, 1871 2m
Great Discovery in
The undersigned, a practical manufacturer, has
for the past 12 years been experimenting with and
compounding LUBRICATING OIL. He has lately
made a new and important discovery in the laws
governing fatty substances, such as OlLS, whereby
the gummy matter can be detached from the Oil
and precipitated to the bottom, leaving a perfectly
pure Oil tit for LUBRICATING PURPOSES. He
has applied this discovery to Oils intended for
machinery, and produced an OIL WARRANTED
not to heat or gum, and as durable as the best of
Sperm. The best judges cannot tell it from pure
Sperm either by taste or smell. In order to get it
int-oduced rapidly I offer it at finer gallon for the
first barrel ordered, delivered in Wilmington, N. C,
which ia less than cost Send for a sample which
will be forwarded free to its destination.
HENRY G. HALL,
Feb 13, 1871 3m Fayetteville, N. C.
We, the undersigned, Managers in Cotton MilTa, !
ao wrmj uiai we nave, ior uie pa.n x montns.
been using an Oil manufactured bv G. Hall, called
"HALL'S ARTIFICIAL SPERM, and pronounce
it the best Oil we have ever used on machinery not
having a single bearing heat or run dry since tb
above Oil has been introduced in our room.
Nkkdiiam F. Holmes,
Lexjcos L. Worrell,
William Y. Kivktt.
Send for a sample of the Artificial Sperm, and it
will be sent forward free of cost
HENRY G. HALL.
Feb 13, 1871 Sm Fayetteyilix. N. C.
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The Critical Periods of Human Life.
From the age of forty to that of sixty, a
man who properly regulates himself may be
considered in the prime of life. His ma
tured strength of constitution renders him
almost impervious to the attacks of disease,
and all his functions are in the highest order.
Having gone a year or two past sixty, how
ever, he arrives at a critical period of exis
tence; the river of Death flows before hira,
and he remains at a standstill. But athwart
this river is a viaduct, called "The Turn of
Life, which, if crossed in safety, leads to
the valley "Old Age," round which the river
winds, and then flows beyond without a boat
or causeway to affect "its passage. The
bridge is, however, constructed of fragile
materials, and it depends upon how it is
trodden whether it bend or break. Gout,
Apoplexy, and other bad characters are also
in the vicinity to waylay the traveller, and
thrust him from the pass ; but let him gird
up his loins and provide himself with per
fect composure. To quote a metaphor, the
"Turn of Life" is a turn either into a pro
longed walk or into the grave. The system
and power, having reached their utmost ex
pansion, now begin either to close like flowers
at sunset, or break down at once. One in
judicious stimulant, a single fatal excitement,
may force it beyond its strength ; whilst a
careful supply of props, and all that tends
to force a plant, will sustain it in beauty and
in vigor until night has nearly set in.
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A Local Merchantile Agency. .
We learn from the Petersburg papers
that there is on foot in that city a move
ment tq get up a Local Merchantile Agency,
for the purpose of protecting merchants
who sell goods almost exclusively to the
city trade. There are men about town who
visit in good society and are steadily em
ployed in business, but make it a rule not
to pay their bills promptly. This is one
class of men that this Agency is to protect
merchants from, and there are others. The
plan is for all the retail merchants to pay a
yearly subscription and employ a reliable
man and a competent assistant whose duty
shall be to obtain and record upon the
books of the Agency, iu alphabetical order,
the name, resources, business and standing
of every man in the city. These merchants
are to meet once a week, and are to send
daily information to the Agency (when they
have it) concerning men who won't pay
their bills promptly. This is a capital idea,
and will have a great tendency to "kill
crediting." It will be a great benefit to
the retail trade when it is well established.
We give a rule for computing interest,
and it is so simple that every banker, brok
er, merchant, or clerk, should post it up for
reference. There being no such thing as a
fraction in it, there is scarcely any liability
to error or mistake. By no other arithmeti
cal process can the desired information be
obtained by so few figures :
Six Pee Cent. Multiply any given
number of dollars by the number of days of
interest desired, and devide by sixty, the
result is the true interest on such sum for
such number of days, at six per cent.
Eight Per Cent. Multiply any given
amount by the number of days upon which
it is desired to ascertain the interest, and
divide by forty-five, and the result will be
the interest of such for the time required,
at eight per cent.
Tjsx Per Cent. Multiply the same as
above and divide by thirty-six, and the re
sult will show the rate of interest at ten per
A French miser, who died at a Hospital
in New York on Monday, bequeathed $100,
000 to the Society for the prevention of
Cruelty to Animals.
The Missouri State Senate has passed a
bill exempting the property of a wife in
executions levied upon her husband's pro
perty. An abundant ice crop for next summer is
now assured, even if there should be n8 more
cold weather. Such is the report from the
officers of the leading companies. The quan
tities stored along the Hudson is enormous.
The total crop thus far is estimated at 1,055-,
Only six bales of cotton were shipped
from the whole United States in 1786.
Eighty-five years have made quite a change.
"I'm glad that this coffee don't owe me
anything, said Brown to a boarder at break
fast. "Why?" said Smith. "Because I don't
believe it would ever settle."
'Go to the aunt, thou sluggard,' is good
advice given on excellent authority; but
now-a-days most sluggards apparently pre
fer to visit their uncle or father.
A colored man undergoing the examina
tion as a witness, when asked if his master
was a Christian, replied, "No, sir; he is a
member of the Legislature."
The Fincastle (Va.) Herald states that
Casius 1L Bolter, a youth some sixteen
years of age, died in that town a few days
since from the effects of eating painted
French candy. The poison is supposed to
have gradually gone through h& system,
causing intense suffering.
The undersigned, as the Administrators of L. C.
Kirkpa trick, will sell at public auction, at the resi
dence of said Kirk patrick in Caban us county, on
Tuesday the 14th of March, the following property:
7 balea of good Cotton, 5 Hor, 20 head of Cattle,
14 HoS, b Sheep, 500 bushels of Corn, 75 busheb of
Wheat, 1,500 pound of Bacon, 1 good Wagon,
Buggy and other property bclongingto the estate.
The Cotton will be bold for ca. The other pro
perty will be sold on six montlis' credit note &ad
good security required of purchasers.
L. M. P1IARR.
J. II. CALDWELL.
Feb 27, 1871 2wpd Administrators.
A Curious Statement
From a Letter of the Rev. H. 8inbaghs ia. r 1
Macon County (Penn.) Journal. 1 1 3
I have been requested by many pereon
to give to the public an account of a rerj
singular occurrence that occurred recenuVi
within the bouuds of my district. . I tbaL ,
give you names, dates, and facta allowing ,
your readers to draw iheir own inference,
and desiring that any who may be iacredul
ous as to the facts may have the privilege
of ascertaining their verity, as ther are,
perhaps, more than a hundred , persona ia
that neighborhood who will readily bear.,
In November, Rev. Joseph X, . Pershing,
of the Saltsburg circuit, began a series f
meetings at Kelly's station on the'. West ,
Pennsylvania railroad, where the Method- c
ists have a small, unfinished church and a. ,
very feeble society. A sermon was preach
ed one night and penitents invited forward,
when a young lady, Miss Emeline Taylor, ,
a daughter of Mr. John Taylor, of t White -station,
a young lady of quiet and amiable
disposition, came forward for prayer , She
remained at the altar for quite a length of '.'
time, appearing to be calm in mind, and yet
earnestly and devoutly looking for the mer- ?
cy of God. About 0 o'clock her prayer
seemed to have been answered. Her face .
wore an expression of unusual brightness as ,
she, looking upward, repeated several times
with distinct emphasis, " 0, that beautiful ,
place over there." She became entirely w
conscious, and was carried to a house near j
by, it being thought uuadvisable to remove v
her to her father's house, which was about
three miles distant. In this condition. aha
remained for seven days, in the meantime
taking no nourishment whatever.
On Tuesday she begau to speak in a low
tone of voice, and for half an hour told ot
the scenes of another world, after which she :
remained silent for several hours. . Bh
spoke of having been conducted to the place 'i
of lost 6ouls, had heard their wailing ot des
pair, and then couducted to the gates ot t
heaven. Her description of what she saw J
and heard was so vivid and transporting !
that the large company present wept freely,
She spoke of those whom she had known-,
who had died, and were recognized in glory,
clad in shining raiment, with unknown
names on their foreheads. She called them
over by name, one after another, including
the names of ail the children she had known '
who had died, with all those tokens of sur
prise and delight that attend an actual
greeting of long-absent friends. , jV
The first of whom 6ho spoke were two
ministers. One was the Rev. A. H. Thomas,
of the Pittsburg Conference ; the other was
the Rev. Mr. White of the Presbyterian
Church, once the pastor of the church at
Salt6burg, but some years before had re-
figned his charge for auother in ObiW He
was not known to any present as deceased,
but upon inquiry it was found that he had
died a few days before. Of this event
neither Miss Taylor nor any member of her
father's family had heard.
Persons were recognized there whom she
did not expect to see, while others for whonv .
she inquired she was informed were not,
among that number. Many other things
concerning another world were written "
down, and are lying before me, expressed
in language most beautiful and appropriate,
but which, if given, would trespass upon "
the columns of your paper.
Many expedients were used to restore her ,
to consciousness, among which were singing
and animated religious services, but afl ,
without the desired effect. On Friday her',',
friends became very much alarmed, owing
to the opiuions expressed by the physicians ,
that having been so long without food she
would never be restored. The effort .was ,
Unade to irive her some nourishment, but in
vain. She was asked whether she : would j j
ever be able to rise, when she replied f ,,
"My Saviour has not yet told me.'; At ,,
ditlerent times she had spoken of her Sav-
iour as present with her as ber Guide and, n
Instructor. Shortly after thb she told them i .
that her Saviour had just informed her that
i . . t. i.t- -
sue xiiigui, return iu carta on oaooaia even
ing at 9 o'clock. This statement occasioned.
ajoyful surprise to her anxious friendt. The
father said that should it thus come to pats
he would believe all she would say concern- . .
ing the future state. . - -
On Sabbath evening a large company cf .K
tne neighbors bad gathered to learn the sir
queL There was no clock in her room, nor.
any way in which 6he could mark the night
or the hours, for her eyes had remained doa-.
ed from the first. At three minutes befbrs
9 she raised her right hand and waved it aa. ?
if giving farewell to persons vanishing in
the distance, and then raided her left band, 3
in like manner, and at precisely 9. o'clock
the opened her eyes, spoke a greeting to
her friends, began praising the Lord, and
called upon those around to Join her . in
praiRe for His great mercy. When asked 7
if she was hungry she replied that she was,
not in the least; that she had been fed with
milk and honey, and, indeed, her strength ' 7
was so wonderfully renewed that it seemed"" "
that she had been fed by an unseen hand. "l
Be Carifcl. -Many persons without j
any malice or desire to injure others, per.
mit themselves to be led into the. habit of
making thoughtless and often nnjest critic- i
isms, which cause unthonght of pair, pert,
haps, to some person wtiom the. speakeV'.
would not willingly traduce. Many an idle
jest or thoughtless remark had best, .'and
probably would remain unsaid, did we teach .. ,
ourselves to think before we speak. I'
The Humboldt county (Iowa) Indeptnd. , ,
entsays: "We reported that Mr. iX At -.
Dodd's wife had seven pairs of twins and .!
two odd children during ten years of mars .
ried life. We we re wrong. .Mr. Podd, just ;
in our office, informs us there are eight pairs .:
of twins and three odd ones, nineteen in all ..;
ten girls and nine boys in fourteen yesrs,
and thrv arc all livin."