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OLD SERIES : VOLUME XXX.
CHAKLOTTE, N. CM FKIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1881.
VOLUME XI. NUMBER 549
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Charlotte Home and Democrat,
Published evert Friday by
J. P. STRONG, Editor & Proprietor,
Terms Two Dollars for one year.
One Dollar for six months.
Subscription price due in advance.
"Entered at the Post Office in Charlotte. N.
C. as second class matter," according to the
rules of the P. O. Department.
ROBERT OIBBON, M. D ,
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
(Office corner 5th and Tryon Street,)
Tenders his professional services to the public.
practical surgeon, win advise, treat or
operate in all the different departments of Bar-
March 5, 1881. ly
Dr. JOHN H. McADEN,
Wholesale and Retail Druggist,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.,
lias on hand a large and well selected stock of
rums Ultuua. unemicals. Patent Medicines.
Family Medicines, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Dye
muns, ancy ana rouet Articles, which be is de
termined to sell at the very lowest prices.
Jan 1, 1879.
DR. T. C. SMITH,
Drugeist and Pharmacist,
Keeps a full line of Pure Drugs and Chemicals,
White Lead and Colors, Machine and Tanners'
Oils, Patent Medicines. Garden seeds, and every
thing pertaining to the Drug business, which he
will sell at low prices.
March 28, 1879.
J. F. McCombs, M. D ,
Offers his professional services to the citizens of
Charlotte and surrounding country. All calls,
Dotn nignt ana day. promptly attended to.
Office in Brown's building, np stairs, opposite
me unanoue iioiei.
Jan. 1, 1873.
DR. J. M. 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
Oas used for the painless extraction of teeth.
DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Practice Limited to the
EYE, EAR AND THROAT.
March 18, 1881.
A. burwell. p. d. walker.
BTJRWELL & WALKER,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts,
Office adjoining Court House.
Nov 5, 1880.
WILSON & BURWELL,
wholesale and retail
Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C,
Have a large and complete Stock of everything
pertaining to the Urue Business, to which they
invite the attention of all buyers both wholesale
Oct 7, 1880.
HALES & FARRIOR,
Practical Watch-dealers and Jewelers,
Charlotte, N. C,
Keeps a full stock of handsome Jewelry, and
Clocks, Spectacles, &c. which they sell at fair
Repairing of Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, &c,
done promptly, and satisiacuon assured.
Store next to Springs' corner building.
July 1, 1879.
SPRINGS & BURWELL,
Grocers and Provision Dealers,
TT na 1tra In atwtlr OtTaa flttrvai Crv1 a dqoo
SvruDs. Mackerel. Soaos. Starch. Meat. Lard.
Hams, Flour, Grass Seeds, Plows, &c., which we
offer to both the Wholesale and Retail trade. All
are invited to try us, from the smallest to the lar
Jan 17, 1880.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Groceries, Provisions, &c..
College Street. Charlotte. N. C.
Sells Groceries at lowest rates for Cash,
and buys Country Produce at
highest market price.
tW Cotton and other country Produce sold on
commission and prompt returns made.
Nov. 1, 1881.
Cotton Buyer and General Commission Merchant.
In Sanders & Blackwood's Building,
North College St., Charlotte, N. C.
March ze, ltfti.
H. W. HARRIS,
Attorney at Law,
CHARLOTTE. N. C.
Office in the Henderson building, nearly oppo
site VOun House.
Sept 2. 1881. 8mpd
Charlotte Marble Works.
W. G. BERRYHILL,
Charlotte, N. C,
Dealer in MONUMENTS, TOMBS & GRAVE-1
STONES, and MARBLE-WORE
of every description.
Having just returned from the North, where I
purchased a large assortment of fine Monuments,
Marble Slabs, and a good assortment of Stone in
my line, I am prepared to offer fair terms to suit
the times, to persons wanting work m my line, I
and guarantee satisfaction. 1 have in my employ
name oi we nest woramen to oe iouna m the
Southern 8tates. W. G. BERRYHILL.
Sept 16, 1881. Smpd
Peas and Pea Meal.
The very best food for horses and cows. For
Aug. 19. 1881.
Central Hotel Barber Shop.
GRET TOOLE, in the Basement of the Cen
tral uotel, still carries on the Tonsorial Art in its
various branches. He and his assistant Artists
are,s? weU known for their skill that it needs no
multiplicity of words to inform the public where
beards can be shaved smoothly and hair cot and
dressed in fashionable style and "with dispatch,"
Give him a trial. GREY TOOLE.
J ulr 29, 1881. Under Central Hotel.
The word "Piedmont" come from
two Latin words signifying at the foot of
me mountain, it is applied to several
regions of the globe, which by situation
are entitled to the name. In fact, wher
ever there is a range of mountains there is
a Piedmont region. In this section the
term is applied to portions of Virginia, the I
Parnlinaa mA n.A.!. -a 1- 1 c . I
vjcvigii ai me uase oi me
tflue Kidere. Uf course there is no line
separating this belt from the one below it,
but it is generally supposed to embrace
me muy country extending forty to!
sixty miles from the summit of the Blue
Cotton Gins Insured
AGAINST LOSS BY FIRE.
The undersigned is ready to issue Policies of In
surance on Cotton Gins or Mills run either bv
steam or water. This is an imDortant matter to
farmers and owners of Gins and Mills, and their
auenuon is especially caiiea to it.
IS. N YJ5 HUTCHISON,
Sept, 9 1881. Agent.
We are now receiving our Fall and Winter Stock
Containing all the latest styles and qualities of
Ladies', Misses and Children's
Hats and Bonnets.
Also, all the novelties for trimminer : Feathers.
Flowers, Ribbons, Silk, Flashes, Satins, Orna
Also, our usual laree and attractive stock of
White Goods, Laces, Embroideries, Neck Wear,
Gloves and Hosiery, Corsets, Shawls Cloaks,
Skirts. Ac. Another large stock of Ladies' Mus
lin Underwear just received, that we are oflering
at very low prices.
UCL 14, 1881. MKS. P. IJUEKY.
ALEXANDER & HARRIS
opening a very large and beautiful
LA.DIE8' NECKWEAR, a tremendous stock
of Table Linens, all grades. A large stock of
Marseilles Quilts. All kinds of Flannels Basket,
Opera and Plain.
Thej are making a specialty of
For Gentlemen and Youths, this season.
They have Hoop-Skirts. White Goods. Laces.
Embroideries of all kinds, and other goods too
numerous to mention
Remember we have a large stock of Carpets ;
also cheap tjassimeres, Jeans, etc., for pants and
"Foster" Kid Gloves, patented June 13th,
1876. Ask for a pair of the Foster Kid Gloves,
the best in the market.
ALEXANDER & HARRIS.
Sept 30, 1881.
J. C. Burroughs
Offers to the public the celebrated
Universal and Star Cotton Gins
Sept. 23, 1881. 2m.
Call at Kyle & Hammond's Hardware House
and examine their "Dexter Corn Shelters" and
"Feed Cutters" the latest and best out. Also, 1
new style adjustable Iron Foot 1'Iow btocks, a
great improvement on those Bold in this market
We have a heavy Stock of Steel Plows, Clevises
Single Trees, Steel and Iron Harrow Teeth, Heel
Srews. Gross Rods, &c. which we can and will
sell to the Farmers at prices lower than they can
possibly afiord to make them.
Jan. 1, 1881. JLXLrU & UA.M.MUJN1J.
We have a complete stock of Blacksmiths'
Tools of the best quality and at prices that will
put them within the reach of every jrarmer.
JNOV. 1, 1880. &.XljJ!i CE U.&.M.SCLKJSSU.
A complete Stock of Rubber Belting, Rubber
and Hemp Packing. Also, all sizes and kinds of
Rope at bottom prices.
NOV 1, 1880. KY LIS & HAMMUIMU.
TIDDTPS CITY BOOK STORE
A well selected Stock of
Including Note, Letter, Sermon, Legal and Fools
cap, which they propose to sell cheap ior cash.
Also, .French .Faper of every description, with
Envelopes to match.
Also, Paper in boxes, to suit the most fastidious.
SOCIAL ETIQUETTE OF NEW YORK.
A standard treatise upon the laws of good society
in New York.
CONGRESS TIE ENVELOPES a new lot
Edward Todd & Co's Celebrated
A Pen by some considered superior to a Gold Pen.
TIDDY & BRO. are also Agents for Emer
son's celebrated Rubber HAND-STAMPS ; and
any orders given them will receive prompt atten
Cash paid for Rags.
Carriages, Phsetons, Buggies, &c.
I have a good
of the latest
style & superior
Call and exam
ine the work.
CHAS. WILSON, Sb..
in front of Sanders & Ttlackwood's Warehouse.
Jan 14,1881 y Charlotte, N. C.
A. A. GASTON,
And House Furnishing Goods,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
He keeps the largest stock of Stoves and Tin
Ware ever offered in this market $100 reward
will be paid to any party that ever sold a larger
or heavier Stove than the "Barley Sheaf." I have
sold the "Barley Sheaf for elevenyears.
Call at my Store under Central Hotel building,
and examine my stock.
tW Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware manufactured
to order, and all Repairing promptly executed.
Feb 1, 1881. A. A. GASTON.
The Land Where the Shamrock Grows.
BT COJT MURPHY.
There's a beautiful land that is dear to my
An emerald set in the sea,
oh witn the hwt dP blood would I
To see that green island set free.
'Tin V a nnt V.a n.ixi KT.!... So U.nn1 sv
And where water like bright crystal flows :
'HPira 4Y,r lnn1 nrlia.. AiPAnn.l nMil m n. Ottawa
The land where the shamrock grows.
How long will it be, dear land of my birth,
Ere the chains of the tyrant shall fall,
And peace like the sunshine that warms up your
Brings joy and contentment to all ?
How long will your flag with its harp and its.
Hang low 'neath the thistle and race
How long till oppression no longer is seen
In the land where the shamrock crows ?
Oh, Erin, acusbla, crushed as thou art,
By the heel of a despot in power,
Fear not, there are thousands of brave willing
Who wait but the time and the hour,
To strike in defence of their dear native land,
And drive from the green fields the foes
Who dared for centuries past to command
In the land where the shamrock grows.
Fourteen Great Mistakes.
It is a great mistake to set up our own
standard of right and wrong, and judge
people accordingly. It is a great mistake
to measure the enjoyment of others by
our own ; to expect uniformity of opiuion
in this world; to look for judgment and
experience in youth: to endeavor to
mould all dispositions alike; not to yield
to immaterial trifles ; to look for perfec
tion in our own actions; to worry our
selves and others with what cannot be
remedied ; not to alleviate all that needs
alleviation, as far as lies in our power ;
not to make allowances for the infirmities
of others; to consider everything impos
sible which we cannot perform ; to believe
only what our finite minds can grasp : to
expect to be able to understand every
thing. The greatest of all mistakes is to
live only for time, when any moment may
launch us into eternity. ;
W. A. TRUSLOW,
Jeweler and Watch Repairer.
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
Respectfully announces that, having succeeded
K. J. Allen, m the Watch and Jev ;iry business,
he has just added to his stock of
Watches, Jewelry Silverware,
CLOCKS, SPECTACLES, &c,
And he hopes by close attention to business and
fair dealing to merit a share of patronage.
Fifteen years constant experience in the
WATCH REPAIRING Department enables
him to fvXly warrant every Watch entrusted to
Do not forget the old stand on Tryon street,
near the Square.
Oct. 7, 1881. tf
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
FURNITURE. BEDDING, fcc.
I have now in Store a well selected stock em'
bracing everything found in a
First-class Furniture Store,
Such as Bedroom and Parlor Suits, Lounges,
Tet-a-Tets, Whatnots, Marble and Wood Top
Tables. Dininer Tab es. Washstands. Bureaus,
, , , . , .
CHAIRS of all kinds and cheap Bedsteads
at prices to suit the times
I respectfully solicit a share of patronage,
COFFINS of all grades kept on hand ready'
-Zvo. 5 West Irade Street,
J n 19, 1881 Charlotte, N. C.
We have now removed to the large double
Store-room, on College street, directly opposite
to our old stand, and will be glad to see all
our old friends and customers, and hope to
make many new ones. This store has been spe
cially fitted up with new, strong floors. A large
.Elevator and many otner improvements, ma&ing
it one of the best arranged houses in the city to
display our goods. We will continne to keep in
Implements of Various Kinds.
Steel, cast and Roland Chilled turning Plows,
Cultivators, Harrows, Grain Drills, Feed Cutters,
Champion Reapers and Mowers, Horse Rakes,
&c. Headquarters in the State for the celebrated
A full line of GRASS SEEDS Rust Proof
Wheat and Oats, Rye, &c.
We store cotton and Handle goods on commis
sion, and guarantee prompt sales and correct re
turns on all consignments.
J. G. SHANNON HOUSE, Agent,
Charlotte Co-Operative Association,
Oct. 14, 1881.
Har graves & Wilhelm.
Our Fall Stock is now complete, and the hand
somes t and cheapest ever offered in this market
It embraces a full line of Silks, Satins and Surahs,
in all shades and qualities.
Our Stock of Dress Goods and Dress Trim
mings Is tne most varied and attractive ever
seen in this city.
Ulsters, Walking Jackets, and Children's Cloaks,
in all qualities and shades.
Shawls. Balmorals, Repellants. Cloakings, Oil
Cretonnes, Worsted Fringes, to match. Velvets,
Velveteens, Plush, &c.
A complete line of Flannels, Cassimeres. Da
masks and Towels.
A large assortment of Ladies' and Gents' Neck
We have an immense stock of
Boots, Shoes, Hats and Clothing,
That we are selling at extremely low prices.
AH we ask the public and our patrons is to give
our stock a careful inspection. They will find
the greatest variety and cheapest stock of Goods
ever snown in tnis place.
We will save yon money by calling to see us.
All-wool Plain Black Bunting at 15 cents.
HARG RAVES & WILHELM.
Sept 30, 1881.
. Mosquito NettsI
A lane variety, lust received, very chean at
BARRIKUER & TROTTER'S.
July 93, 1881. - - v
Curious Pets. ' - .
There lives in Sandwich. Mass.. on the
borders of one of the most charming lakes
in America, Mrs. F. IL Burgess, who is
at present attracting no little notoriety
through the relation she sustains to the
inhabitants of this lake. It has been her
custom once or twice a day for quite a
period to feed the fish iu this lake, and a
few days ago we chanced to be favored
with an invitation to witness this novel
feast of the finny tribe. - ;
She first splashes the water with her
hand, when in a moment there may be seen I
3r v I
auuiuauuiut xruui o.ery uirvubiua uuu-i
dreds of large shiners, then eels, varying
in size from one to three
feet in length,
may be seen cautiously approaching,
Next turtles appear on the surface, ten, j
twenty ana ininv ieet away, tneir necKB i
stretched apparently to see whether it is
friend or foe who is disturbing the waters.
In less than three minutes these various
species had collected directly before her,
and as she commences to feed the water is
fairly alive with them. They take bread
directly from her hands, and turtles would
allow her to take them entirely out of the
water, and while she held them in one
hand they would eat with the greatest
voracity from the other. But the eels
amused us the most. There was on?
called Quinn measuring about three feet
in length, that repeatedly came to the
surface, and would glide back and forth
through her hands and several times she
lifted him partially out of the water, but
he was carefnl to keep his head under.
He seemed to feel that she would take no
undue liberties with him so long as his
head was in its natural element, but the
moment he saw daylight he would dart
back as only an eel could.
Another small one,about a foot id length,
seemed to be particularly fond of her
caresses and could be handled about as
she pleased, it being understood that she
. a . i
was to remain unaer water tnougn.
Taken altogether it was one of the most
novel entertainments we have ever wit
nessed, and visitors to this locality should
not fail to ask the favor granted to the
The lady is evidently much attached to
her pets, and takes pride, as well as she
may in showing them. Marlboro Mirror
Disrespect at Home..
One of the dangers of home lif? is the
habit of disrespect that which is bred by
familiarity. People who are all beauty and
sunshine lor a crowd of strangers for whom
they have not the slightest affection, are
all ugliness and gloom for their own, by
whose love they live, lhe pleasant little
prettiness of dress and personal adorn
ment which mark the desire to please, are
put on only for the admiration of those
whose admiration goes for nothing, while
house companions are treated only to the
ragged gown and thread bare coat, the
touzled hair and stubby beard, which is
making the ease and comfort of the sans
facon at home, mark also the indifference
and disrespect which do so much to damage
the sweetness and delicacy of a daily life.
And what is true of the dress is truer still
of the manners and tempers ot Home, in
both of which we find too often that want
f -0 rrV,;K ...na bIA t a arith af.
Ul AGDLPWW Tf .UUD KJ IV. V W V V ...VU w.
, ... . . ...
fpr.tinn and tamiliantv. It is a reerretaoie
habit under any of its conditions, but
TiP.vr mora so than when it invades the
home and endangers still more that whioh clad hills. But you know your sweetest joyment of his meal that you may inter
is already to much endangered by other strains are discords all, compared with fere, but with its digestion; since the most
thinoi Parent. An not nav nnoncrh at- childhood's haoov lauffh the lan erh that material bodies are greatly assisted, or
tpntinn to this in the vonmr. Thev allow
i naoiiB oi uisresuecb iu ue loruieu ruue,
j rouffh. insolent, impatient and over the
stereotvDe excuse, "thev mean nothing by
. - . . . .
u." wnicn ii we iook at it arignt, is worse
than no excuse at all, for if they do
mean nothing by it. and disrespect is
not what it seems to be, the result
of strong anger, uncontrolable temper,
but merely a habit, then it onght to be
conquered without loss of time, being
merely a manner that hurts all parties
Mother Carey's Chickens.
The owner of the imposing
"Thalassidroma 1'elagica," is only six
inches long, and is the smallest of web-
footed birds. Above its feathers are black,
sleek and glossy, with glints of blue : but
underneath they are dark brown. Its
wings are long, and it flies very swiftly,
Sometimes it seems to hang in tne air
with the wings outspread, while it runs
along the surface of the waves ; and from
this habit it was named "Petrel" (which
means "Little Peter,") . after St. Peter,
who walked on the water.
When a storm is brewing, although no
other sign can be seen by man, the petrels
flock together and give loud shrill cries, as
if to warn shipmen of coming danger. ior
this reason sailors
Petrels." But men
the reason why petrels gather before i a
storm is that they catch very easily the
sea animals on which they feed. Some
observers add that when the ram falls the
petrels catch the drops and this is how
they quench their thirsu
These birds are also named "Sea Swal-
. ... . , . , . ... . r
lows," because their flying is like that of
the common swallow.
They are called "Mother Carey's Chick- of mach Md:wh9n the fabricator of will do it; even it it be a little thing, with
s ;" but I have never learned why they ,n8ion gave a banquet in this dwel- out being deferred by any but insuperable
ens ;" out l have never learnea wny tney thi8 m,n8ion ave a banquet in this
got that name, or who Mother Carey was. j. the tab,e c,oth lfae n k
, I have heard, though, that in the Faroe oli1End CQDS .nd saucers, the
Islands these birds become very fat,
and men strincr them on wicks for use as
Although the stormy petrel passes
most of its life on the wing, it comes
ashore to lay . eggs; and these it hides
two feet deep, buried in the beach, or
in burrows near the top of the cliffs. St.
It is a historical fact that North
Carolina furnished more troops in the
Revolutionary war than any other State,
and probably more than all New England
put together. In the war between the
South and the North, North Carolina
furnished quite one-fifth of the whole
number in the Southern armies. A stern
and melancholy fact. She had over 124,
000. Adjutant General Uooper says the
total Southern force was is round numbers
600,000. Wilmington Star, .
"Bernini Me of the Kin.". .
La Fontaine, chaplain of the Pmaaian
army once preached a very earnest and
eloquent sermon on the sin and folly of
yielding to a nasty temper. The next
day he was accosted by a major of the
regiment witn the words :
Well, sir! I think you made use of the
prerogatives ot vour omce. to mv rha
some very sharp hits, yesterday.'
a cerxamiy tnougnt ot you while I was
preparing the sermon," was the answer.
. -r . - i . . ; - : .
"bat 1 had no intention of being either
personal or sham."
i-rr it - f . . .
. " vv ell. It IS OI uO U86. Said the maior.
"I have a hastv temper, and I cannot hln
it. and I cannot nnt.rnl it it : i im. I
-.. . . . " I
And still adhering to this opinion, after
some lurther conversation went his way.
The next Sabbath La Fontaine preaohed
upon self-deception, and the vain excuses
which men are wont to make.
"Why," said he, "a man will declare
that it is impossible for him to control his
temper, when he very well knows that
were the provocation to happen in the
presence of his sovereign, he not only
could but would control himself entirely.
And yet he dares to say that the contin
ual presence of the King of kings and
Lord of lords, imposes upon him neither
restraint or fear I"
The next day his friend, the major,
again accosted him.
"You were right, yesterday, chaplain."
he said humbly. "Hereafter, whenever
, v.nTKiT rTMf. A-
you see me in danger ot falling, remind
me of the King I"
I saw two yonng gentlemen on a street
car. (Joe ot them was grown-up. lie
was handsomely dressed in a gray busi
ness suit, and had very neat kid gloves
and fine boots. The other was abont
twelve years old. His jacket had several
patches, and needed more, and his shirt
was of brown cotton, and not very clean.
Do you wonder how I knew he was a gen
tleman i l will tell you.
The boy went through the car to give
some message to the driver. As he re
turned he gave a little jump through the
door, and as he did so his bare foot
touched the grown gentleman s knee, and
left a little mud on it. Turning around
on the platform, be raised his straw hat,
and said very politely, in a clear tone,
"Please excuse me." Then the other
gentleman bowed in his turn just as he
would have done to one of his own age
and said, with a pleasant smile. "Cer
The Iroquois Indians, many of whom
are very fine gentlemen, say sometimes of
a rude person, "His mother did not teach
him manners when he was young." 1 am
inclined to think that the mothers of both
young gentlemen had taken a good deal
of pains with their manners, because their
politeness came so naturally and easily.
The Laugh of a Child.
The laugh of a child will make the
holiest day most . sacred. Strike with
hands of fire, oh weird musician, thy harp
strung with Apollo's golden hair ; fill the
vast cathedral aisles with
I bw Apt. iinfi Him ifift tpAfthpr tit t.lip nroran
I ' ' ,
I i , i i v i l
I Keys : OlOW. OUgier. DIOW. until tny Sliver
J notes do touch and kiss the moonlit waves
1 and charm the lovers wandering 'mid vine
fills the eves with light and every heart
" jwj. vu. hiuwik vi uKuw .
thou art the blessed boundary line be-
l t too on naauTB ann man ann niraFTr var a vr vxr a rit
I tween beasts and men and every wayward
I e l
wave oi mine aotn arown some iretiui
fiend of care. Ob, Langhter, rose-lipped
daughter of Joy I there are dimples
enough in thy cheeks to catch and hold
and glorify all the tears of Uriel.
Bf" At an auction in Washington
City, W.N. Jackson bid off a small sole
ltW trnnV TTa fiftn lumf. fnr
it. On the flap over keyhole he found,
auer tne trunK came into nis possession, a
heavy brass plate, on which were hand -
somely engraved the words"George Wash -
ington, Virginia." Inside the trunk,!
among otner tnings, ne iouna a silver
coffin plate with the following words hand -
somely engraved thereon : "George
w asmngton corn xeoruary zzua, i ox.
Died Dec. I4tn, 1799." Mr. jacicson win what bitter disappointment, and wnat breaking, could be made first-class saddle
endeavor to trace the history of the trunk. J serious annoyance and loss, may come from J horses. The racing stables of America
At any rate, he intends to present it to
the Mount Vernon Association, lhere
seems to be no doubt of its historical
What can bene' With PaDer.
The time when men will light their
Q , u ra-
wheQ we read of the wonderlul wayg in
which paper ha8 come to be utilized. At
Mplhnnm oThihition. held reeentlv.
there was a complete dwelling house
made entirely 0f paper, and furnished
thronghoat wJith tbe game material. There
were aper walls, paper roofs, paper ceil-
. - .-- ...
n.n..flAnc r.n iniaf nana
rtirwB paper carpetg, paper bedding,
towels, paper boot-jacks, paper
Kut: ' eL L i "L
VUSiri. uiuci auiu. uiuci muiu, iwuci J
. ? d eveDrth Btov in which
I fia vAnt hnn.in Av
plates and cups and saucers, the bottles
and the tumblers, and, last of all, the knives
and forks, were likewise made of paper.-1
N. Jr. Cfraphtc.
BS" The cholera is spreading in the
East and advancing toward Europe. It
has already made considerable ravages at
Aden, and has reached Mecca where the
Mussulmans are imploring their Prophet.
Two other epidemics attact serious atten
tion. The first is the yellow fever in
Senegal, where th? number ot victims has
been great, and the second diphtheria,
I which has killed more people in the south
I of Russia than any other epidemic, not
excepting the plague. It has prevailed
there since 1872. . In Bessarabia, 15,000
out of 36,000 persons who were attacked
have succumbed to it. Out of 46,000
cases, 19,000 ended fatally, and in Khar-
I koff, out of 29,000 cases there have , been
1 17,000 deaths.
Saying in the Family. ,
For some time we have had laying in
our neartn stone drawer the following
paragraph : '
"A saving woman at the head of a family
is the very best saving bank established. I
The idea of navincr ia . nlpnont nn nA I
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would be laying the foundation of a com-1
petent security in a stormv time, and
shelter in a ramv dav. The best wiv to
comprehend it is to keep an account of all
ourrent expenses. Whether five hundred
dollars or live thousanc
dollars or five thousand dollars are ex-
penaea. annually, mere is a cnance to save
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something if the effort is made. Let the
housewife take the idea, act upon it, and
she will save something where before she I
thought it -impossible. This is a duty,
yet not a sordid avarice, but a mere
obligation that rest upon women as well as
Of course we do not doubt the state
ments contained in it. A saving woman
ia sorely handy to have in the house we
can even Dring onr iancy to make &
savings-bank of her, though the figure
seems a bit strained. Uertainly she pays
a good interest upon any deposits of love
and confidence reposed in her by husband
and children. She can be of material ser
vice, too, and can greatly help in laying
up tangible things lor the possible rainy
day8- But we demar against the habit
grown common and growing more so
of preaching prudence and thriftinees to
women alone. As we see it, a saving man
"at the head of a family" is as correct and
desirable as can be a saving woman.
Granted that the woman may daily waste
in cookery, in household appointment, etc. ;
the man has opportunities in the field, at
the barn, on the road, and in his daily life
everywhere, as ample, and the man quite
as generally improves them. He may
and does waste time, waste seed, waste
feed, waste machinery, waste horseflesh
and waste harvest, more prodigally than
his wife expends of their substance in
doors. And in four cases out of five he
wastes as much in a month's foolish use of
tobacco or beer, as his poor wife has
the chance to waste on real necessaries in
Perhaps the male members of our Rural
Home parish will grumble at us for saying
it, but we have "a call" to assert that the
man should save more and ask the woman
to save less. There isn't a farmer's wife
in five of our acquaintance who doesn't
save every season, by her unselfish effort,
more than her husband appears willing to
allow her for the work of a life-time. She
works early and late, she wears the old
clothing, she mends, she pinches, she
drudges ; and the last thing the farmer
thinks of is to save her. We have 'been
righteously indignant .at this wrong in
farmers7 homes so often, that we cannot
now forbear some word ot accusation ; and
we make it brief. We could reiterate and
emphasize it, but at present we desist.
One of the
want of punc
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your father is a
man whocounts much
I upon the pleasure of having all his family
I with him at his meals, vou may. bv vour
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I uiiai.uriues, uune pun luemioriiiui. auv
J proof of a child'sjndifferencebeing a poor
I appetizer. Nor is it merely with the en-
I greatly hindered, by moral agencies.
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that the greatest evil he occasions by his
i Mi?ti".ii&i iiiiirmiLV. in i i i iiuiHr v ni:inivrii
special mhrmity, is temporary mconven-
I ience or disappointment. But this is not
so. If one of the delays should disturb
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nw t r If nf
J Dg ,V.i? Z SiWi"1
self. Order is heaven's first law, and the
second, regular routine, is like unto it. If
the earth and moon were to loiter in their
course, and accomplish their revolutions
t nnoUtain timp- n1 r,Prtin nprind..
everything here would be out of joint.
i Ana so is everytning out oi. joint mat is
1 in the sphere of duty and occupation of
1 the procrastinator.
If the duties that belong to one hour be
i aeierrea to anotner, tney seem suojectea
J to a process that merges one in another,
until all are reduced to a single vanishing
i point, ana leave no recorc ueuinu tuein.
a Utter a little too late tor tne man a
bill paid after the promised time an ap-
pointment not kept a commission defer-
redl Note yourselves, and think on these
Pm.-.h t. ntui tn atw .ir-
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tue reliableness. Do all that you iprom-
iae to do. and all that von are nehtfullv
required and expected to do, as certainly,
so far as it depends upon yourself, as the
I sun rises ana sets, so mat tne nearts oi an
with whom you are in any way connected
may "safely trust" m you. Then you will
become "pillars of support" m the family
and in society, instead of broken reeds.
The comfort and satisfaction of dealing
I The comfort and satisiacuon ot dealing
with the truly reliable is immense, as, of
course, also w the misery of all intercourse
mth th nnrpliaW. Go when von sav
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you will go; come when you say you will
I come: do this and that when vou say you
C5y CoL Meacham, who has just re
turned from the TJte country, has divulged
some important secrets discovered while
there. He says the general opinion that
the Indian is naturally fond of strong
drink is a great mistake. They are not
unlike other men ; some like it, others do
not. When an Indian is once converted
to temperance he is there forever. He
declared that not a single instance is known
of a converted Indian ever becoming a
tT Cheap walks from the house to the
stable and other outhouses may be con
structed by laying sapling trees, say six
inches in diameter, parallel with each
other and one and two feet apart, accord
ing to the width desired. Bind them in
place by pinning ties across occasionally.
dust or any similar material.
Not the Place for a Yaledictorian. ;
Mr. R. A. Harlan, a son of Judge Har
lan, and valedictorian of the last class at
rnnceton uoiiege, has Deen appomiea o -.
a 11.600 clerkshin in the Postoffice De-
ntrtmnt. - .V ir
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. Wa fill An 11 rorrT(l AitrmntT TkOtatOfiS OT1
uia latuci s iui--11 Ilia iaiuct v
Kt . n A . A A . . xmm AttAi nQB a T Q rill
as tar nreteraoie employment o a
payments, ior ims or any otuer ,uiumu.
You are t truly correct Mr. Ledger. ,i
But such a thing as hard work is not
being bred into the rising generation, and
we regard it as the surest sign that the
country must first come to real suffering
before the people find out their , mistake.,,
Thousands of these little government soft
ne&ts, both State and National, that are
now being used in spoiling young men
and turning out a . race of idlers and ,
knaves upon the country will have to be
broken up, in fact we think it would not
be a bad thing to require the Dig Doses in
office to do a little digging themselves,
we want to see the time when instead of
every nine men out of ten wanting to run
for office it will take the nine) men with
search-warrants to find the tenth man to
accept one. And this will only be when
the country comes to rely upon the hon
est work of its people's hands rather than
on the knavish wits of their heads, add
then indeed will the public officer become .
the public ' servant, and the faithful per
formance of his - duties as such will be no '
longer a sham and humbug, a thing of
pleasure, a debauch, an opening ior
favored young idlers too proud to shuck ,
their coats and go to work to boost them
selves on monthly salaries in doing noth
ing. We have taken this season a minute
survey of all the people at the fairs, the
centennials, and rushing to and fro on the
railroads, and the most they worked was
their tongues. Actually we learn that a '
hard working farmer in Caswell has re
cently sold his farm and set up a cross
roads groggery by the roadside. We met
young chubs at one of these - entertain-,,
ments, mother's darlings, young bloods
hardly 21, and they had lost all their
money at play, and were drinking deeply.
The country is in a gay dance, ; nothing i
will ever return it to its senses untu these
of f nootc" o po Vfc- ir v nit nnrt . &1A
learned a trade, or bred to farm, and the '
merchants and speculators owe" the farm-f
ers instead of owning a large : portion of
their farms with mortgages as they now .
&o.ReidsviUe !r. C.) Times. , r ,
The Stalwart Grab at the Spoils.
The election of Senator Davis as Presi
dent pro tern, of the Senate by the Re
publicans, furnishes a fresh example of
tho peculiar character of : Republican
method of t procedure.- They had -previously
nominated a candidate, Senator An
thony of Rhode Island, and supported
him unanimously in a test vote. There'
wss no question of his' competency, nor
r . u: r :.
I Mr llavia ia hi mnonnr in tha nttrihnto
,, . , . t 3 t
vaueu ior uy mw oeuaie a resiliency. o-
sides, Mr Davis is not a- Republican, and
in fact has leaned toward, the Democrat
ic side. It is not, then, the argument .
which was so loudly proclaimed recently,
viz., that the President pro tern.' should
be a Republican, because Vice-President '
Arthur was such, ' which has brought
about Mr Davis' election. Nor is it a de-.
sire to honor Mr Davis, since as a matter .
nff..t ram nnKi;i man A v.A.nni.
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merely a trick, devised doubtless by Sen
ator .camunas, tne unscru
sharp trickster who managed
ral commission of unfragrant
retain control of the sf nate
ator Edmunds, the unscrupulous and
and to capture the 'Senate -patronage.
There was no principle involved in v the
8P01 ? f resh example tO ; the
movement, it was a mere grab at the
The Choice of a' : Saddle-Hone, j r
The selection of a horse for the' saddle
in ft. AAmmnn nnrru of trrm Vila tn 1 iKaio
j wi8fcing to commence riding. In the
jjntea States, at the present time, there
i ,g no act cf horses that, with careful
i famish pvorv var a nnmW nf hnraoa nnt.
goj enough to keep on in training vet
excellent for park-hacks or for light-weight
hunters. These animals can always be
?nShai ' e,n:jProPtrly
i urukeo are ier bdu ur more isniDZinail
common.bred horses. Central America
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lna docility charming s household pets
for children. These little animals are not
.iv,T. t rnnA ; t.h TTn?t a
and when nere they are costly. For
larger boys and girls the mustang of the
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ikiuB uugob . w ue lavonte mount,
'heir manv cood nnalitiea urn tint vat.
I fniiw Mnn!iiui ti,. Mn... V.
Heved by many to be vicious, unraly, and,
in consequence, unsafe for children t on
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the contrary, it is an intelligent, sturdy
little creature, full of affection for a kind
owner. Droves of mustangs are from
time to time brought to New York by the "
great cattle-shippers, and in their wild
state they are snapped up by city dealers
at prices ranging from eight to ' forty dol ;
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It Pats to bb Polite. A gentleman
at Bridgeport was an interested, and
amused party in an episode which occurred
Friday evening at the South Norwalk
depot. . While strolling about the plat- ,
form, waiting for a train, he saw a woman
slip on something... and nearly fail. Full
of sympathy and politeness, he hurried to
the rescue and assisted rirer to rise. U As
she assumed ' an . upright attitude, how ,
ever something escaped from her posses .
sion that at once caught her benefactor's -eye.
It was nothing else than his valise,
which he had left in-Hhe depot a minute
before, and which, it appears, the -distressed
female was trying to get away ;
with. - The gentleman is more than ever '
couyinced that politeness does pay. Neti
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