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CHARLOTTE, N. C.,
SEPTEMBER 30, 1881.
THIRTIETH VOLUME NUMBER 1503.
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WILLIAM J. YATES, Editor and Preprittcr.
Terms TWO DOLLARS for one year, or
One Dollar for six months.
BuUcriptions mutt bs paid in atkanes.
" Entered at the Post Office in Charlotte, N. C,
as second class postal matter," according to the
rules ef the P. O. Department.
ROBERT GIBBON, II. D.,
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
(Offics sornsr 5th and Tryn Struts,) .
Tenders bis professional serrices to the public, as a
practical Surgeon. Will advise, treat or operate in
March 5, 1881 ly -
Dr. JOHN H. He ADEN,
Wholesale and Retail Druggist,
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
fl as on hand a large and well selected stock of PURE
, r1- Tl i. 4- MnAi.mm V.mik
Medicines, Paints. OUs, Varnishes, Dye Stuffs, j
Fancy and Toilet ude which he is determine
at th TprV lOWfifitDriCeS. I
t sell at the very lowest prices.
Jan 1, 187t.
DR. T. C. SMITH,
Druggist and Pharmacist,
Keeps a full line of Pare Drugs and Chemicals,
White Lead and Colors, Machine and Tanners'
niii. Patent Medicines. Garden Seeds, and every
thinr pertaining to the Drug business, which he
will sen ai iw prices.
March 28, t878.
J. P. SIcCombs, II. D.,
i tiers his professional services to the citizens of
Charlotte and surrounding country. All calls, both
Dkht and day, promptly attended to.
Office in Brown's building, up stairs, opposite the
Jan. 1, 1873.
DR. J. II. MILLER,
Charlotte, N. C
All calls promptly answered day and night.
Office over Traders' National Bank Residence
opposite W. R. Myers'.
Jan. 18, 1878;
DR. M. A. BLAND.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Office in Brown's building, opposite Charlotte
Gas used for the painless extraction of teeth.
Peb. 15. 1878.
DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM
CHARLOTTE, N. Or
Practice limited to the
EYE, EAfc AND THROAT.
March 18, 1881 ly
A. urmwill Is. D. WAttXK.
BURWELL k WALKER,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, IT. C.
Will nrantica in the State and Federal Courts.
Offlbe adjoining Court House,
ftet. 6, 1880.
H. W, HARRIS,
Attorney at Law,
Charlotte, n. c
Office in the Henderson building, nearly opposite
the Court House.
Sept 2, 1881 3mpd
t. b. Vauck. w. h. bviut.
VANCE & BAILEY
Attorneys and Counsellors,
CHARLOTTE, n c.
Practice in the Supreme Court of the United
States. SuDreme Court of North Carolina, Federal
Courts, and Counties of Mecklenburg, Cabarrus,
Union, Gaston, Rowan and Davidson.
t3T Office, two doors East of Independence
June 8, 1881 m
WILSON & BURWELL,
Wholesale and Retail
Trade Street. Chablottk, N.C,
Have a laree and complete Stock of everything per.
taining to the Drug Business, to which they invite
the attention of all buyers both wholesale and retail.
Oct. 8. 1880.
HALES & FARRIOR,
Practical Watch-dealers and Jewelers.
Charlotte, N. C,
Keep a full stock of handsome Jewelry, and Clocks,
Spectacles, &c, which they sell at fair prices.
Repairing of Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, Ac, done
promptly, and satisiaction assured. ;
Store next to Springs' corner building.
Tuljr 1, 187S
SPRINGS. & BURWELL,
Grocers and Provision Dealers,
Have alwavs in stock Coffee. Sujrar. Molasses,
Svrops .Mackerel, Soaps, Starch, Meat, Lard, Hants,
Flour, Grass Seeds, Plows, Ac," which we offer to
both the Wholesale and Retail trade. All are in
vited to try us from the smallest to the largest
Jan. 17, 1880.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Groceries, Provisions, &o
College Stbeet, Chablottx, N. C,
Sells Groceries at lowest rates for Cask,
and buys Country Produce at
highest market price.
I33T Cotton and other country Produce sold on
commission and prompt returns made.
Nev. 1, 1880. r
DR. A. W- ALEXANDER,
Office oyer L. R. Wriston A Co.'s Drugstore. I
am working at prices to suit the times, for Cash.
With 25 years'
experience I guarantee entire
Jan. 18, 1878.
The exasperating manner in which
v.uneiie wunesses, m a recent case in Ban
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rrancisco, gave contradictory evidence,
maae ine court remark, thai it being clear
that the witnesses have no regard for the
oath as given m American courts, it may
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become necessary to make them take the
oath which they consider sacred, that is, by
cutting on a Chicken's head.
oriaue quiCKiy acquired IS like ft
v rcujf-iuu puu. x irsi vumg you
r a 3 . tt.- . .
know you Have to ga home from a DartV 1
wearing nothing but a Prince Albert coat
ana n Umoreila. .f , ,
J. C. Burroughs
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Star Cotton Gins.
Sept 23, 1881. 2m.
Having qaalified as Administrators on the Estate
of Capt. Alexander Grier, notice is hereby given to
persons indebted to the Estate of said Alexandei
Grier to make immediate settlement; and all per-
anna hostno il.Ui : . m. .
sons having claims aeainst said Estate must nresent
them for payment within the time prescribed by
jaw, or mis nonce win De pleaded in bar or their
recovery. j. . HWANN,
T. A. GRIER,
Sept. 9. 1881 Gwpd Administrators.
Fall and Winter Stock.
We are daily receiving our Fall and Winter
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Which will be more complete than ever before, and
comprises ine Deal brands and latest styles.
Ladles'. Misses' and Childrens' fine Boots and
Shoes a specialty. Lower grades of all goods in
our line In variety and all prices.
Full Stock of STETSON HATS, and other
TRUNK8, VALISES and SATCHELS, all sizes
ana prices, uau and see as.
Sept. 9, 1881. PEGRAM & CO
Our Mr. ALEXANDER has been North for
some time purchasing our Fall and Winter Stock
of Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, which is now
coming in daily.
Just received a pretty line of Fall Prints.
. ALEXANDER A HARRIS.
Sept. 9, 1881.
A few bushels good Seed Rye. new crop, just
Sept. 2, 1881. J. MCLAUGHLIN'S.
ClOVer and Orchard Grass Seeds.
Af uiw,ia nin .nJ
Seed just received at
Au 2d, 1881.
A few Bushels very fine "Kivet" Wheat, select-
ea expressly ior sowing, jubi received &i
. - . .... . . a. 9 A.
We are now offering all our
Summer Dress Goods at Cost.
Great reductions in all other lines f GOODS.
White Goods and Hosiery
At a sacrifice. The best FANCY PRINTS at
Call and be convinced. We mean what we say.
BARRINGER A TROTTER.
June 17, 1881.
"Train up a Child in the way he should go."
If you send your daughter to the
WILLIAMSTON FEMALE COLLEGE,
She will be trained in the habit or concentrated
ATTENTION TO ONE PRINCIPAL FTJR8UIT at a time.
and she will not be trained f Or the Bar, the bTUMP
or the Stage.
Fall Session opene August 1st, 1881.
Rev. 8. LANDER. Pres't,
Julr22. 1881. Williamston. 8. C.
. John yanLandiDgham,
Cotton Buyer end General Cor amission Merchant
In Sunders A Blackwood's Building,
North College St., Charlotte,- N. C
March 26. 188&
(Hydrated Oil,) the great English remedy for de-
U iy. x or StUC UT
J une 24. looi. vv iL.Dur s a vs xuu.
I have a good
of the latest style
& superior work
Call and exam
ine the work.
in front of Sanders & Blackwood's Warehouse,
Jan. 14.1881 yr Charlotte, X. U.
Of all colors and in all sised cans.
June 84, 1881. WILSON fc BUR W ELL.
Glass and Crockery
Established in 1857.
New Stock just received of
Direct from England.
Also, a eood assortment oi
f FrMch China Table Ware
And GLASS-WARE in every j
variety, cheap for Cash.'
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tfartn 31, woo.
a great number of the exiled Russian
Hebrews are to emigrate to this eonntrv
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Over five hundred are expected to arrive at
Castle Garden within the next two or
three months, and thpir brethren in New
York city are actively preparing for their
reception. Prominent New York Hebrews
have for some time been in corresrondence
with the "AlllanoA -TaraelitA TTni voraolla
having hoa.rlnn&rtpra in Pm ml thrnnrh
. o - o-
the Alliance the invitation has been ex
tended to residents of Sonth RnssUn towns
to come to America. Recently commit
ta hsvinor nerinl inatrnntinns in this mat
ter was sent out from the 1 rench capital to
promote the emigration work. ' The com
mittee was charged with directions to . se
leQCQolfethe best families for th purpose,
,racahvpeo,Ple chosen as were strong
auu ueaiboy, auie anu wimug tu perioim
hard work, and who have been trained, to
some nandicratt. ine committee was
authorized to promise that practical farmers
and mechanics would be insured success in
the United States. . The invitation thus
offered has met with" prompt acceptance,
and it is expected that within the next few
days the first delegation of the immigrants
"I am one of those whose lot in life has
been to go out into an unfriendly world at
an early age, and of nearly twenty families
in which I have made my home in the
course of about nine year?, there were only
three that should be designated as happy
families, and the source of trouble was not
so much the lack of love as the lack of
care to manifest it."
The closing words of this sentence give
us the fruitful source of family alienation,
or heartaches innumerable, of sad faces and
gloomy Lome circles. "Not so much the
lack of love as the lack of care to manifest
it." What a world of misery is suggested
by this brief remark ! Not more than
three happy families in twenty and the
cause so easily remedied! ivni in the
"small courtesies of life," what power
resides! In a look, a word, a tone how
ftft atfja .
much of happiness or disquietude may be
communicated ! Think of it, reader, and
take the lesson home with you.
tSf North Carolina makes the finest to
bacco, grows the best rice, and can be made
to equal any Mate in the production of cot
ton to the acre it our people will only so
will it. The Special Agent of the Tenth
Uensus, (1880) says:
"The cases of the two Carol inas, with re-
8Pect t0 cotton production, are nearly alike,
may as well be considered together.
In both States the average cotton product
per acre is high as compared with that of
Georgia and Alabama, and, in the case of
North Carolina, approaches that of Missis
Mark yon, Mississippi by the census,
produces 955,808 bales for 1879, and is at
the head in respect to quantity, and the
number of pounds to the acre.
EST Cocoanut growing is becoming an
important industry in Florida. Charles
Maloney has a plantation of several thou
sand trees on Stock Island ; J. V. Harris,
of Key West, has about 7,000 trees ; E. O.
Lock about 10,000, and Lieut-Governor
Bethel is having an extensive grove of
cocoanut trees planted.
Plantation for Rent.
A fine Plantation, within the bounds of the Stock
Law, is offered for rent. It can be arranged for
two. four or six horse farms, as may be desired.
The place is situated two miles East of Beattie's
n jt a t . T"i ,T;v M mm. , 3
x ora, ana Known as Euver view. lusuuu is
very productive and the location as healthy as any
in the country. There is a good dwelling and
out-houses on the premises. Applicants must
furnish good references.
vv. a. viiui-iw.
Sept. 16, 1881. 3w
A white woman to cook and help with housework
in a small family. Address P. O. Box 168.
Sept. 23, 1881.
Amplication will be made to the Drooer officers
of the Atlantic. Tennessee & Ohio Railroad Com
panV. for the re-issue of Certificate No. 293 of the
Capital Stock of said Company, which is lost or
A. G. NEEL, Executor.
Sept. 16, 1881. 5w
Cotton Gins Insured
AGAINST LOSS BY FIRE.
The undersigned is ready to issue Policies of In
surance on uotton uins or miiis run eiiner py
steam or water. This is an important matter to
farmers and owners of Gins and Mills, and their
attention is especially called to it.
Sept. 9, 1881. Agent.
Hauling and Choppers
I want to employ 100 teams and wagons and 300
choppers to cut and haul uross-1 les ior tne west
ern rt. U. Kaiiroad, in ine counties oi iiuncomoe,
McDowell, Burke, &c., to begin work immediately
Free transportation for all employees will be
furnished to the field of labor. This, is a good
chance for farmers and others to find employment
for their teams and labor.
Persons wishing to confer with me will address
me at Charlotte, or call on me at my home on the
Air Line Railroad 7 miles West of Charlotte.
H. D. 8TOWE.
Sept 16, 1881. 2wpd .
Dnr atnek is comrjlete in everv deDartmcnL We
invite attention to our new styles of
ClothingGent's Fnrnlsaing Goods,
Ladies' Cloaks, Shawls, fee,
Of which we have made a specialty. Also, a large
- CARPETS AND BLANKETS.
Call and you will find prices to suit the times.
ELtAS fc COHEN.
" The Thompson Murderers.
JL detailed account of the tragedy in Alex-
anaer county, oy one qj ine scounareis.
Last week we gave a short acco'unt of
he capture of the notorious Lige Church,
in' Wilkes, oi his being placed in Taylors-
vule jail, of his being provided with im
plements with which to make his escape,
which were taken from him, and of the ex
citement in Taylorsville which well nigh
culminated in his being lynched. Church
was captured on Lewis' Fork, in Wilkes,
Sept. 9, by Eller and Minton, who brought
him to Taylorsville on the 10th. Minton
iaiChurch's brother-in-law, and they would
not tell how they caught him. but it is the
general opinion that the whole affair was a
put up" job, that Church who was pro
vided with files, etc., should make his
escape and share the reward which was of-
ered to his capturers.
The preliminary trial came off Sept. 10,
there being no other evidence than that of
larrison Dockery, an accomplice Church,
now in jail. Dockery being sworn, testi
fied that he and Church used to uso to
gether " that is, were chums and fellow
outlaws ; that they made arrangements to
perpetrate the robbery of old man Thomp
son 18 months ago ; on the day of the rob
bery they watched old man Ihompson s
house until he got his horse and went off to
plow, when they approached the house, ran
the dog off and went around to the kitchen
door ; spoke howdy to the deceased, (Miss
Thompson,) who returned the salutation ;
Church asked where the old man's money
was ; she said it was none of his business.
Church said, you had as well tell, for by
, we are going to have it. Church and
the deceased went back in the house, and
Church came back with two purses or
pokes, containing about 1600, $20 in gold,
the rest being silver, a roll of $200 in green
backs and a large pocket book containing
about $1,000 worth of papers. The de
ceased asked him his name: he replied,
"Church, madam, from Wilkes." She said,
"I thought I knew you ; I saw you at Jno.
Adams' on your way to the Penitentiary.
Church and Dockery went off a few steps ;
Church said, with an oath, "it won't do to
eave things in this way ; they went back
into the house ; Church took the deceased
by the arm and led her out into the yard,
hit her in the head with an axe, knocking
her down, and hit her twice after she was
down, killing her ; Church said they would
have to go by Jno. Adams' and divide the
money with him.
On his shirt, Church discovered some
specks of blood, spit on his sleeve and with
his hand tried to rub it off; both pulled
their shirts off and hid them in a rail pile
the shirts were found at the place desig
nated, by the Sheriff of Wilkes) ; went to
Adams' that night ; Church poked a stick
through a crack of the house in the chim
ney corner and rattled it on the floor;
Adams came out and Church said to him,
"by , we raised it," and Adams said it
was a fine thing; they stepped aside,
talked a few words and divided the booty
by the light of a torch.
They left there to rob another man;
heir supper consisted ot some bread they
had in their satchels and the contents of a
spring house didn't know whose spring
house: then went on their way to their
own settlement in Wilkes. Upon cross ex
amination, Dockery said that he and
Church had set out upon a regular busi
ness of robbery and plundering.
The feeling in Alexander against the
murderers is very strong, and the inclina
tion to lynch them was prompted by the
ear that their trial will drag its slow
ength along to the impoverishment of the
county finances, and finally end in an ac
quittal upon a technicality. To guard
against a renewed attempt at lynching,
Church has been removed to Catawba jail,
Adams, as we have beiore stated, was
released under a - bail of $500. The small
ness of the amount is accounted for from
the fact that an investigation into the case
might scare off other parties who are
thought to be implicated as accessories be
fore the fact equally with Adams. Lenoir
Dead-Heading on the Pbess. The
popular idea that newspaper people are dead
Deads, is a very popular error, mere is no
interest on earth that is expected to, and
actually does, give so much to society with
out pay, as the press. Instead of being
dead-heads, newspapers' are the victims of
dead-heads. Not a day passes but they
rare drawn npon by the public. n.very
Eublisher in this or any other State will
ear us out in what we say. As a matter
of fact, the editor endures more genuine
dead-heading than any other man in the
world. The pulpit, the bar, the drama, re
ligious and charitable societies, financial
and industrial corporations, everybody who
is anything, or expects to be anything, is a
leach upon the liberty of the press. A
fellow "gives" to the editor a pass to a
twenty-five cent show, and then expects
ten dollars' worth of advertising. A weak
enterprise is sought to be established, and
the press is called upon to give it strength
and encouragement. A preacher wants
free puffing and a .civilian asks the press to
make him popular. A small-souled man
will give the press a five dollar advertise
ment and then consider himself cheated if
the editor does not write him twenty-five
dollars' worth of editorial notices. It is
about time this sort of thing was stopped,
and for people to understand that the press
is not a dead-bead concern.
tT We hate some persons because we do
not know them ; and we will not know them
because we hate them. Those friendships
that succeed to such aversions are usually
firm for those qualities must be sterling
that could not only gain our hearts, but
conquer our prejudices.
It is very likely that the scandal and
social disgrace which were brought to the
surface during the contest over the will of
the late Cornelius Yanderbilt will have
their influence upon the testators of the
present generation. In the Vanderbilt
case the testator left one of the largest
properties of modern times to be divided
according to his own private judgment.
and not according to the expectations of
the heirs apparent. English usage, from
which we largely derive our precedents.
bts established primogeniture as the nor
mal line of descent, and has sanctioned
what may be considered as a fair and
equitable division of a dead man's estate
among his heirs with due observance to the
rights of the eldest sonEyen in this
country . it has been thought a monstrous
and unnatural thing that a man who leaves
handsome estate should be permitted to
pass over his own immediate children and
leave the bulk of it to those who are more
remote from him in blood relationship.
That a man should bequeath his property
to the industrious, prudent, and decent
members of his family, to the neglect of
the reckless, purse proud, and dissolute,
has been thought wicked.
Unfortunately, the courts have almost
uniformly decided that where the contest
ants of a will had "reasonable grounds"
for action the estate should pay the costs
of litigation. This is virtually an encour
agement tor the dissatisfaed legatees to
bring suit against those who are more
favored than they by the provisions of the
will, lhey have nothing to lose, and
everything to gain, if the expenses of the
litigation in which they engage are liquidat
ed out of the revenues of the estate whose
testamentary division they dispute. The
doctrine that a man may do what he likes
with his own is still vehemently ' opposed
to those who consider or who seem to con
sider that they have an inalienable right to
a proportionate share in a property whose
accumulation is no more due to them or to
their industry than it is due to the buzzing
ol a ny upon a window pane. Lawyers
encourage this obsolete idea, and the courts,
by making allowances ior the legal ex
penses of the contestants, foster the absurd
notion that a fat estate may be made to
pay the lawyers fees of every whipper-
snapper who pretends that he has a rierht
a a a. o
to a large share of a deceased man's estate.
All this seems to have passed through
the mind of the late David Carroll, a rich
citizen of Maryland, who, dying, left an
estate valued at many millions of dollars.
As has been the custom with other rich
men, he charged his children with advances
made to them in his life-time. Thus one of
the legatees is charged with nearly $100,
000, which must be deducted from his
share, while another is charged with only
$36,888, which amount was paid out by the
testator during his life-time. But. aside
from these provisions, the will shows that
the testator was apprehensive that attempts
might be made to break his will. In order
that the legatees should not suffer from the
litigious disposition of some of their num
ber, or from the ingenious rapacity of the
lawyers, he set aside the sum of $100,000
which is to be used "in defending the will
or resisting any effort to break it or alter
any ot its provisions." As if speaking
from the grave, the decedent says, in this
remarkable instrument : "I had rather my
property were buried in the depths Of the
ocean than wasted in litigation, and the
peace and harmony of my family destroyed
in the bitterness ot contention." This man
had seen the vulgarity and meanness ex
posed when the roof was taken off the
In the Carroll will it is provided that in
case the $100,000 set aside for the costs of
litigation should be untouched, or any por
tion thereof should remain, it should be
paid into the residum and be subject to the
provisions governing the disposition of the
bulk of the estate. Thus, any dissatisfied
legatee who might contest the will would
be compelled to draw, indirectly, from his
own contingent remainder for the expenses
of any suit which he might bring for a new
division of the estate. Of course, there
danger that some unscrupulous lawyer (and
the world is full of these) might encourage
litigation as long as $100,000 was in sight ;
but the trouble has been heretofore that the
whole estate has been made liable for the
costs of lawsuits based upon "probable
cause." No less a lawyer than Mr. Jkvarts
is the author of the mot that an eminent
attorney, whose client had died, postponed
a trip to Europe "because he was. afraid the
heirs would get all the money." It remains
to be seen whether the setting aside of a
stipulated sum for the payment of costs of
suits to defend a will can deter lawyers and
dissatisfied heirs from litigation. Should
the late Mr. Carroll's device be successful,
it will be in order for will-making million
aires to provide a litigation fund for the
benefit of their heirs and legatees. Nev6
B3lf" A Pennsylvania millionaire, doubting
how to dispose of his wealth, feigned death
to see how his relations would act about
the estate, and he not only had a hard
time to escape being buried alive as they
had got his estate into probate, but they
tried to put him into the insane asylum
and he had to work two weeks to get into
his rights again. It is unnecessary to
ftaie that he has left his estate to a col
t" "Where has the summer gone?"
sighed Flora,combicg her bangs on Charlie's
ear locks. And Charles, looking dreamily ou
over the stubbled hay fields, said, wistfully.
"I reckon it's gone to grass." lhus one
by one the onions fade : swig by swig the
jug runs dry; year py year, hi cnangicg
grade, bran new cnuaren win ana cry
Please sing without lining.
Monnonisnr in Georgia. 7 . V
The rise and progress of the ."Latter Day
Saints" is one of the marvelous events ot
this century. Joseph Smith, their founder,
was a man of disreputable character.; The
Book of Mormon claimed by them to be
the latest divine revelation to men,' has
been proved to be notbingi more than a
romance written by an impoverished clergy
man, with the hope . of increasing his for
tune. Their, creed is a -strange conglom
eration of the cardinal doctrines of Chris
tianity, with the gift of. tongues, secret
revelations and polygamy. Their leaders
have committed and been accessory to
some of the most horrid crimes on record ;
for instance the Mountain Meadow massa
cre, and yet , stood before the tribunal - of,
their ohurchblameleas. . . . - :
i otwitnsiaxraingtaese lacte, oiormonism
has. within less than a half centnr in-
- j j AM
creased from a few hundred - to many thou
sands. Thev have teachers and f1?r
only in almost every State and territory in
cue juivut uuu niau m many oi ine coun
tries of Europe. Streams of nollnt.iAn nA
moral degredation are flowing from this
American Sodom into the very heart of our
The secular and religious, press have had
much to say during the last few months
about what the Mormons - are doino in
Georgia. From: tha . various statements
made, we are brought face to face with the
lact mat ine propagandist of this foulest of
fanaticisms, have planted their standard in
this, the "Empire State of the .South."
Not only have they made their appearance
in the mouptains of Northern and the wire
grass regions of Georgia, but voices come
up from all portions of the State announc
ing the presence of these emissaries from
Whatever their ultimate design may be,
is evident that they are not attempting
establish their Church here to make
Georgia a Mormon State at present.
Thev are too shrewd for this. Rot their
are doing what is worse, when they come
as wolves in sheep's clothing" and catch
gnorant men and women and hurry them
away to their hiding place in the great
They avoid presenting to our people the
vilest tenets of their creed, such, for ex
ample, as polygamy. But like those devils
who hide their internal schemes under the
abilaments of an angel of light, these
men cover the corruption of Mormonism
with the semblance of a religion to delude
the unlearned and un&ODhisticated neonla
g gr Mr
of Georgia and other States.
Again,, they take advantage of the super
stition and fanaticism known to be the in
separable companions of ignorance. Just
as it is when a "Mother Shipton" predicts
that the world will come to an end on a
certain day, multitudes of ignorant people
i r i-. j i ii -.
ueuume inguieueu, repeat tueir orisons ana
solemnly await the coming catastrophe.
bo on the same principle these Mormon lm
posters preach about a new dispensation, a
new canaan, and the working of miracles
by the elders ot the Church; the ignorant
believe, and prepare to move across the
Rocky Mountains to what has been repre
sented to them as the second promised land
to settle along the banks of the river Jor
But when these poor dunes reach this
land portraved to them in such plowing
colors, who can imagine their regret and
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Buipisc bo iucjr &pt;iiuuo me realities ui
Mormon life? Doomed to hard labor in
reclaiming enough of the desert waste ot
TTa 1 x 3 i a c . 1 r i
uuu io prouuoe ureau ior ineir lamuies, to
pay the elders at Salt Lake City, and send,
emissaries abroad. Compelled to allow
their daughters to become third or thir
teenth wives, as the case may be. of some
Mormon brute, they are the victims of a
tyranny that has its counterpart in the
dark ages. Macon Advocate.
Value of Mirth.
But, aside from all this, mirth has an
hygienic value that can hardly be overrated
while our social life remains what slavery
of vices and dogmas have made it. Joy has
been called the sunshine of the heart, yet
the same sun that calls forth the flowers of
a plant is also needed to expand its leaves
ana ripen no iruus ; auu wiwiiout ine stimu
lus of exhilarating pastimes - perfectly
bodily health is as impossible at moral and
mental vigor. And as sure as a succession
of uniform crops will exhaust the best soil,
the daily repitition of a monotonous occu
pation will wear out the best . man. . Uody -and
mind requires an occasion nl change of
employment, or else a liberal supply of
fertilizing recreations, and this requirement
is a factor whose omission often foils the
arithmetic of our political economists. ' '
To the creatures of the wilderness - afflic
tion comes generally in the form of impend'
ing danger famine or persistent persecu
tion and under such circumstances - the
modifications of a vital process seem to
operate against its long continuance ; well
wishing nature sees her purpose defeated,
and the vital energy flags, the sap 'of life
runs to seed. On the same , principle an
existence of joyless drudgery seems to
drain the springs of health even at the age
when they can draw upon the largest inner
resources ; hope, too often baffled, at last
withdraws her aid ; the tongue may be at
tuned to canting hymns of consolation,
but the heart cannot be deceived, and with
its sinking pulse the strengthen life ebbs
faway. JNine-tentns oi cur ciiy cnuaren
are literally starving ior lack ot recreation;,
not the means of life, but its object, civili
zation has defrauded them of; they feel a
want which bread can only aggravate, for
only hunger helps them to forget the
misery of ennue. Their pallor is the sal
low hue of a cellar-plant; they would be
healthier if they were happier.' I would
undertake to cure a sickly child with fun
and rye-bread sooner than with tidbits and
tedium. Popular Science Monthly.