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CHARLOTTE, N. C, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1881.
VOLUME . XI.NDMBER 550'
Published every Friday by
J. P. STRONGrditor-& -Proprietor.
Terms Two Dollabs for one year. ., ,
" . One Dollar for six . months.
Subscription price due in advance. ! -
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"Entered at the Post Office in Charlottes N.
C, . 88 second pIas9attej;:coxdingaa.the
rules ot vae r. v. jwepanmeni,
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ROBERT GIBBON. M.' D ,
' t . .. CHARLOTTE, K. C.,. ' ! n V V
(Office corner 5th and Trgon Streets,)
Tenders hia professional services to the public,
as a practical 8nrgeon. Will advise, treat or
operate in au tne dinerent departments of Sur-
March 5, 1881.
DrJOHN H-iMcADEN; t u
Wholesale and Retail Druggist,
CHARLOTTE, N. C, ' i
Has on hand a large and well selected stock of
PURE DRUGS, Chemicals, Paient Medicine
Family Medicines, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Dye
Stuffs, Fancy and Toilet Articles, which he is de
termined, to sell atthe;Yry lowest prices. : ?i
Jan 1, lb79.
I : . ..M' i I t ,
DR. T. C. SMITH,
Druggist and Pharmacist,
Keeps a full line of Pure Drugs and Chemicals.
White Lead and Colors, Machine and Tanners' I
1 1 J - a t. i ' f , . , . , -I
wus, iru lent jueuicmeB, waruen seeds, ana every
thing pertaining to the Drug business, which he
will sell at low prices. .. v , !
March 28, 1879.
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J. P. McCombs M. D ,
Offers his professional services to' the citizens of
Charlotte and surrounding country. All calls,
both night and day, promptly attended to.
Office in Brown's buildingj up stairs, opposite
the flhftflotte Tlnfpl
-yi. rv ,-i
V. L ! TTJ l TUT : TWTT T tPt - i1 Wl T
-lolr Charlotte, N C ' t
Al eaip prooiptly answergd day) aud night.
Office over Traders' National Bank Residence
opposite W. tUMyerB.j - 1
Jan, jl8,;1878y y i 1 ; ; r ; . ?y
DR. M. A. BLAND,
-, . CHARLOTTE, : N. i C. -.i J; n
Office in Brown's building, opposite Charlotte
Hotel. ' ; . ; ;
Gas used for the painless extraction of teeth.
DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM.
CHARLOTTE, N. C;
P r a c t i c e L i m! i t e d . t o. t h e
EYE, EAR AND THROAT.
March 18, 1881." -
A. BtJRWELL. ' P. D. WALKER.
BUR WELL & WALKER,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts,
Office adjoining Court House.
Nov 5, 1880. , : .'!
WILSON & BUR WELL,
. ynOLESALE AND RETAIL
Trade StfehfVriAKLOTrvf'lf: C,
Have a large and complete Stock of everything
pertaining to the Drug Business, to which they
invite the attention of all buyers both wholesale
and retail. ' :' '
. HALES & FARRIOR,
Practical Watch-dealers and Jewelers,
Charlotte, N. C,
Keeps a full stock of haedsome Jewelry, and
Clocks, Spectacles, &c. which they sell at fair
prices. , , ,
Repairing of Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, &c,
done promptly, and satisfaction assured.
Store next to Springs! corner building.
July 1, 1879' i--'--' A"
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. SPRINGS & BURWELL,
Grocers and. Provision Dealers,
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Have always in stock Coffee, Sugar, Molasses,
Syrups, Mackerel,( Spaps, Starch, Meat'Lard,
llama, Flour, Grass Seeds, Plow's, &c., which we
offer to both the Wholesale and Retail trade: All
are invited to try us, from the smallest to the lar
gest buyers. .:!;-.
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 T
highest market price.
tlT Cotton and other country Produce sold on
commission and prompt returns made.
Nov. 11881. ' :-" '
Cotton Buyer and General Commission Merchant.
In Sanders & Blackwood's Building, f
Msono vonege cr.'unanoite, jn. u.
March; 2ft 1881. v ? . 1
H y W;' H A RRIS,
Attorney at Law,
C "ft A R L 6 T T E , N . C
Office in the Henderson building, nearly oppo
site Court House, v
Sept 2, 1881.' 3mpd
.Charlotte JMarble ' Works.
- W G. ' BERRYHILLi 1
. Charlotte, N. C,
Dealer' iri MONUMENTS, TOMBS & GRAVE
STONES,' V and MARBLE-WORK
of every description.
Having just returned from the North, where I
Eurchased a large assortment of fine Monuments,
Larble Slabs, and a good assortment of Stone in
my line, I cm prepared to offer fair terms to suit
the times, to persons wanting work in my line,
and fruarantee satisfaction. I have in my employ
some of tbe best workmen to be found in the
Southern States, rjr r W. Gj BEKRYHILL.
Sept 16. 1881.u mpd Ji
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Peas and Pea 'Meal. ?
The7 Very best food for horses and cows. For
sale by", 1 "
"JOHN. VANLAND1NG HAM. ;
Aug. 19. 1881.1' , -. :. . '
t Central' Hotel Barber Shop.
GREY TOOLE, hi' the Basement of. the Cen
tral Hotel, still -carries on the Tqnsorial Art in its
various branches. He and his assistant Artists
are to well known for their skill that it needs no
multiplicity of words to inform the public where
beards can be shaved smoothly and hair cut and ;
dressed in fashionable style and "with dispatch."
Give him a trial. ' ; t t.-. '.i i GREY TOOLE.
July 9, 1881.? it. J.-v- Undet Central HoteL -
' Don't Read' in Bed.
Never read in bed, or in a reclining at-
iimue, u provoicetf a tension of the optic
nerve very fatiguing to thi eyesight. An
exchange says: 'Bathe the eyes daily in
salt water not salt enough though to
cause a smarting sensation. Nothing is
more strengthening, dad we have known
several persons who, after nsing this sim
ple tonic for a few -week, had put aside
IDC SDeCiaCIeS. 1 hp V lia.it ne,l inr iroora
and did not resume -them,' continuing, of
, T j J at
course, the Kbirepeated daily use of salt
water.' jNever lorce yourseyesight to read
or worn, in insuttioient bt jc broad light.
Keading:with' the sun on-i'ne'8 book is
mortally injurious to the eyes."
; E3F Correct speech is each an indisputa
ble mark. xf a lady or gentleman; that it
cannot be too often repeated that the true
standard ot pronunot44o. in which
all marks of a particular place of birth and
residence are lost, and in which nothing
appears to indicate any habits of inter
course other than with the very well-bred
and well informed, wherever they may be
We have a complete stock of Blacksmiths'
Tools of the best quality and at prices that will
put tnem wit tun the reacn or every Farmer.
Nov.' 1,1880. KYLE & HAMMOND.
A complete Stock of Rubber Belting, Rubber
and Hemp PackiDg. Also, all sizes and kinds of
Kope at bottom prices.
Nov 1; 1880. KYLE & HAMMOND.
J. C. Burroughs
r .Offers to the public the celebrated
Universal and "Star Cotton Gins
Sept. 23, 1881. 2m.
ALEXANDER & HARRIS
openiDff a very large and beautiful
LADIES' 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
. . Carpets, &c.
Remember we have a large stock of Carpets ;
also cheap Uassimeres, Jeans, &c., for pants and
JSP "Foster" Kid Gloves, patented June 13th,
1876. Ask for a pair of the Foster Kid Gloves,
tbe best in the market.
ALEXANDER & HARRIS.
Sept 30, 1881.
Cotton Gins Insured
AGAINST LOSS BY FIRE.
The undersigned is ready to issue Policies of In
surance on Cotton Gins or Mills run either by
steam or water. This is an important matter to
farmers and owners of Gins and Mills, and their
attention is especially called to it.
E. NYE 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 trimming : Feathers,
Flowers, Ribbons, Silk, Flashes, batins, Orna
Also, our usual large and attractive stock of
White Goods, Laces, Embroideries, Neck Wear,
Gloves and Hosiery. Corsets, Shawls Uloaks,
Skirts, &c. Another large stock of Ladies' Mus
lin Underwear just received, that we are offering
at very low prices.
Oct. 14, 1881. MRS. P. QUERY.
TIDDY'S CITY BOOK STORE
A well selected Stock of
Including Note, Letter, Sermon, Legal and Fools
cap, which they propose to eell cneap ior casn.
Also, French Paper of every d:SCiiptioj, 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.
rONOKESg 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 alten-
EST" Cash paid for Rags, . ,
Carriages, Phaetons, Buggies, &c.
I have a good
of the latest
style & superior
Call and exam
ine the work.
CHAS. WILSON, Sr.,
i College Street,
; in front of Sanders & nisuskwood's Warehouse,
Jan 14, 1881' . y Charlotte, N. C.
A. A. GASTON,
' DEALER IS
And House Furnishing Goods,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
He keeps the largest stock of Stoves and Tin
Ware ever offered in this mnrket $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 eleven years.
! Call at my Store under Central Hotel building,
and examine my stock.
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware manufactured
to order, and all Repairing promptly executed.
i JTeD 1, 1881. ' A. A. GABTUiM.
The Silver Lining.
There's never a day so sunny
But a little cloud appears ; ' ' " ' '
There's never a life so happy . .
But has its time of tears;
Yet the sun shines out the brighter
"Whenever the tempest clears. 'V
There's never a garden growing . ' ..
"With roses in every plot;
There's never a heart so hardened ,
But it has 'one tender spot;
We have only to prune the border
To find the forget-me-not.
There's never a sun that rises . , . i, .
But we know 'twill set at night ;
The tints that gleam in the morning
At evening are just as bright;,
And the bour that is'th'e'sweeteslT 7
Is between the dark and light.
There's never a dream so(happy
But the waking makes us sad;',
There's never a dream of sorrow
But the waking makes us glad ;'
We 6hall look some day with wonder
At the troubles we have had. .
Tell Your Wives.
A woman's advice is generally worth
having: so it you are in any trouble, tell
your raotner, or your wile, or your sister
all about it. He assured ' that light will
flash upon your darkness. ", '. '
Women are too commonly adjudged
verdant in all but purely womanish afiairs.
No philosophical student of the sex thus
judges them.' Their intuitions of insight
arc the most subtle,' and it they cannot
see a cat' in the 'meal, there is no cat
A man, therefore, should keepnone of
his affairs a secret from his wife. Many
a home has been happily saved, and many
a fortune retrieved by a man's full confi
dence in his wile. Woman is lar more
seer and prophetic than man if she be given
a fair chance. '
i As a general rule, the wives confide
the minutest of their plans and thoughts
to their husbands. Why not recipro
cate, if buufor the pleasure or meeting
confidence ? The men who succeed best
in life are those who make confidants of
Hargraves & Wilhelm.
Our Fall Stock is now complete, and the hand
somest and cheapest ever offered in this market.
It embraces a full line of Silks, Satios and Surahs,
in all shades and qualities.
Our Stock of Dress Goods and Dresa .Trim-
min2s is the most varied ana attractive ever
seen in this city.
Ulsters. Walking Jackets, and Children's Cloaks,
in all qualities and shades.
Shawls, Balmorals. Kepellants, tJloasings, uu
Cretonnes, Worsted Fringes, to match. Velvets,
Velveteens. Plush, oca. . .
A complete line of Flannels. tJassimeres. Da
masks and Towels.
A large assortment of Ladies and Gents Neck-,
wear.. : : .
We have an immense stock of
Boots, Shoes, Hats and Clothing,
That we are selling at extremely low prices. .
All we ask the public and our patrons is to give
our stock a careful inspection. They will find
the greatest vanety and cheapest stock of Goods
ever shown in this place.
We will save you money by canine to see ns.
All-wool Plain Black Bunting at 15 cents.
HARGRAVES & WILHELM.
Sept 30, 1881.
W. A. TRUSLOW,
Jeweler and Watch Repairer,
. CHARLOTTE, N. C,
Respectfully announces that, having succeeded
E. J. Allen, in the watch ana je ;iry ousiness,
he has just added to his stock of .
Watches, Jewelry, Silverware,
CLOCKS, SPECTACLES, &c,
And lie hoDes bv close attention to business and
fair dealing to merit a share ot patronage.
IW Fifteen years constant experience in the
WATCH REPAIRING Department enables
him to fullv warrant every Watch entrusted to
Do not forget the old stand on Tryon street,
near the Square. ,.
Oct. 7, 1881. tt
A large variety, just received, very cheap at
July 22. 1881. - '
CONFECTIONERIES, GROCERIES, &c.
Cakes and Bread.
C. S. HOLTON, at the Rising Sun Store, oppo
site the Old Market, still keeps a large assortment
of Confectioneries, Sc., and a good selection oi
choice Family Groceries all ot the freshest and
Bread and Cakes.
His Bread is considered superior by all who use
it, and his assortment of Cakes is tine.
Wedding Cakes and Cakes for Parties pre
pared in the best style at short notice.
Uive me a trial wnen you neea anyiningin my
line. ; i - -
k,s . C. 8. HOLTON.
Jan. 14,1831. ; ..:
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
FURNITURE, BEDDING, &c
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 Wiod Top
Tables, Dining Tabes, Washstands, Bureaus,
Wardrobes. Book Cases, &c.
CHAIRS of all kinds and cheap Bedsteads
at prices to suit tbe times.
I respectfully solicit a shure of patronage.
: 'i " . ,y - . AIJ30, -;
COFFINS of all grades, kept on hand ready-
made,;. , . .... , . . ,
. TJVjb. 5 JVest Trade Street,
J.nl9,18Sl , - Charlotte, N.C.
i ; ? 'Cotton Gins.
A lot of the improved Griswold Gins, made by
O. W. Massey of Macon, Ga., just received and for
sale by , J. McliAtlUiLLdJN, Agent.
Aug. go, 1881. . :;,i:;-L:it
' Saved by;a? Shadow si Yis"
J. Esten Cooke in Philadelphia Times.
The scout was surrounded. He took in
everything at 8 glance and dletermined to
cut his way through and r;sk the chances,
Hut the ladies representee ;to him. that
this was'certain death. Thy1 could con
ceal him, and S assented. - The young
: ladies acted , promptly. : - One ran to the
window and asked who wsa there, while!
another closed the - back Moor that in
front being already fastened o was
then hurried up the staircase, one of the I
ladies accompanying him to show him his'1
i aii - - J . :L
uiuiug piace. .ii uau la&eu piace in a
few moments, and the- Federal -troops
gave sudden evidence of their' estimate al
8 . They fired a volleys through the
front door and the bullets whistled by the
young ladies. , 1 hen. the door was burst
in and "the trooper swroie4 into ; the
S had been conducted to a garret
bare of all furniture, but some planks lay
upon the sleepers of the ceiling, and by
lying down on these a man might con
ceal himself. S mounted quietly and
stretched himself at full length, and the
young lady ;: retired and , returned to the
lower floor. .From ; his perch S then
heard all that was said i in tbe hall be
"Where is tbe guerilla?" exclaimed the
Federal officer ' commanding the detach
ment." ' ,. ' ' v '
"What guerilla?" asked one of the
ladies. ' '. ' ' ' " "
"The rascal S ." j ' 1 '
i That is untrue," the officer said, "and
I am not to be trifled with. I shall search
this house. But first, read the orders to
the "menV he added, turning to ' a ser
geant..;: . . ' i '
Ihe t sergeant obeyed and b dis
tinctly overheard the reading of his death
warrant. The- paper : -chronicled his ' ex
ploits, denounced bim as a guerilla and
bushwhacker, and directed that he should
not be taken alive; the men were express
ly ordered to kill him, not to take him
prisoner. ( lhis was not reassuring to the
scout .concealed under the . rafters above.
It was probable that he would be discov
ered, in which case death would follow.
There was but one thing to do to sell hi?
life dearly. After ransacking every room
on the first and second floors, the Federal
troops ascended to the garret. Ihe ladies
had attempted to divert their attention
from it, but one of tbem asked
"What room is that up there?"
"The garret," was the reply.
"He may be there show the way."
"You see the way " returned the young
lady, "I do not wish to go up in the dust;
it would soil my dress." '
"You go before, then," said the trooper
to a negro girl who had been made to
carry about a lighted candle, for night
had come now. Ihe girl laughed and
said : "There was nobody up there," but
at the order went up stairs to the garret,
followed by the troopers. The decisive
moment had come. : S heard the
trampy-feet and cocked . both his pistols.
The light' streamed into the garret, and
looking over the edge of his plank he saw
the i garret ; filled with i troopers.-: "' All
seemed over and his discovery certain ; he
was about to spring down and fire, when
the men growled:.- "Hell, there's nothing
here, and ;went-down the stairs again.;
Tbe servant girl had saved him by a ruse.
She had taken her stand directly beneath
the broad plank upon which S was
extended and the deep shadow had con
cealed him. To this ruse he doubtless
owed bis life. - An hour afterwards the
Federal detachment left the house in ex
treme ill-humor, and before morning S-
was miles away from the dangerous lo
cality where he had overheard his sentence
of death. . S is now one of the 'lead
ing clergymen in Virginia. ' '
; Curious Time-Keepers.
An American traveler once saw a rare
Japanese time-keeper, which has been1 des
cribed in an old record. This clock, in a
frame three feet high and five long, repre
sented a 1 noon - landscape of ereat loveli
ness.. In the. foreground were plum and
cherry .trees, and rich plants in full bloom;
in the rear a hill, gradual in ascent, -from
which flowed a cascade admirably imitated
in crystal. ' From this point, a thread-like
stream glided along, encircling in its wind
ings rocks and tiny islands, but presently
lo8iog itself in a far-ofl stretch of woodland.
In the ' sky turned a golden sun, indicat
ing as it passed tbe striking hours, which
were all marked upon the frame below,
where a slowly-creeping tortoise served
as a nana. J Dira ol exquisite plumage,
resting bv its wing, proclaimed tbe ex
piration of, each. hour. "When the song
ceased, a mouse sprang from a grotto near
by, and running oyer the hill, hastily dis
appeared. " . ,
In . the South Kensington museum, at
London!' is a small watch about one hun
dred years old, representing anapple, the
goiaen case ornameniea witn grains oi
pearl. Another old Nuremburg , watch
has the form of an acorn, and is provided
with a dainty pistol, which perhaps served
as an alarm. : ,
In London, is an eagle-shaped watch,
within which," when the body of the bird
is opened, a richly ornamented face is seen.
They are sometimes found in the form of
ducks and skulls. , ,
; King George IIL, of England, had a
watch not larger than a five-cent .piece,
which had 120 d liferent parts, the whole
not weighing quite as much as a ten-cent
piece. . ; . ,
Clocks and watches must usually be
wound up every day, though some clocks
will run eight days without winding, and
a few even longer than that. 'But there
was a century clock at the great Centen
nial exhibition at Philadelphia. .The man
who made it says it will run one" hundred
years without winding, though it is hard
to believe this. ! . ' ' -;
: There .was another curious kind of a
clock at the Centennial. . It was fixed in
a carriage, and tells just how many times
the wheel turnaround on the journey, and
how many miles have been traveled, and
how long the carriage has been in making
the trip. ' " ' (-xr
; The bishop of Ely had a watch , in the
head of bis cane and a prince of Saxony
v y Cotton Crop Reportilf.'.H r
Ellison's Annual Report states that the
consumption ' of cotton in England and
Europe for 1881 -is 6,084,000 bales ; for
1880, 5,636,000 bales; lor 1879, 5,064,000
bales. With -- regard : to ; the supply and
needs of Europe for the next year,--!Mr
Ellison gives his usual estimate, which ia
as follows: From India, Egypt, &c, 1,960,
000 bales; from America (4,165,000 bales
456 lbs. each) equal to 4,748,000 bales ;
total requirements in bales of 400 lbs.
each, 6,708,000 bales. " '
' The amount given .above ae required
from India, Egypt, fcc., is the estimated
su pply from all sources other than America.
Hence be concludes that if Europe receives
from America 4,165.000 bales of 456 lbs.
each, there will be enough to supply the
estimated consumption of the Beason end
ing October 1j 1882, and leave tbe stocks
orr nanonrc saia'Tiare-aDout tne same as
are now held. r r
The estimated consumption by the
'American mills is 2,050,000 bales, so that
the mills are expected to use during next
year, 6,215,000 bales.
: The Chronicle of last Friday says : The
speculation in cotton for future delivery
opened on Saturday last with considerable
buoyancy,' favored by stronger account
from Liverpool and the reduced movement
of the crop, and, prices continued to ad
vance till toward the close of Monday's
business, when a reaction set in toward
lower, prices, and continned throughout
the moat ot Wednesday. The close on
that day, however, was steadier, and on
lhursday there, was an active movement
for the advance, stimulated by firmer ac
counts from Liverpool, t which not only
caused a demand to cover, contracts, but
led to some operations for the rise. Early
yesterday morning notices for delivery on
November contracts were put out with
considerable freedom and at once thrown
upon the markets, with the purpose of de
pressing prices, t but., the readiness with
which they were taken up gave increased
buoyancy to tbe later dealings. To-day
the opening was at a further advance, but
there was a sharp decline at the close.
Cotton on the spot has been more active
for export,' stimulated on Wednesday by
a decline of 1-1 6c" which was recovered
ou'Thursday. To-day there was in the
morning a further advance of 1-1 6c, but
it was lost, and tbe close was quiet a life.
for middling uplands. The total sales for
forward delivery for the eek are 651,500
bales. ' ' -
The visible supply of American cotton
18 1,678,520 bales.
The figures indicate an increase in the
cotton in sight Friday- of 218,260 bales as
compared with the same date of 1880, an
increase of 507,710. bales, (as compared
with the corresponding date of 1879 and
an increase of, 611,872 bales as compared
The total receipts lrom the plantations
since September 1 in 1881 were 1,348,310
bales; in 18S0 were 1,549,029 bales; in
1879 were 1,330,569 bales. The receipts
last week were 225,296 bales. Last year
the receipts from the plantations t for. the
same week were 281, 741. bales and for
1879 they were 265,355 bales. i:,
The , weekly receipts last year for No
vember were as follows: 243,257 bales;
273,437; 250,280;. 294,337, and for De
cember tbey were 239,093 ; 265 235 J 244
942 ; 229,024. ' ' 1 -u'" " !
i Notwithstanding the fact that the sea-
sod opened about ten days earlier than last
year the receipts are about 200,000 bales
less than up to November 1, 1880. It
would seem that the crop will be near half
a milium short of the requirement for the
year. ' ' .. ... .
i ; Animals before, an Earthquake.
; . - ...... .
An Italian writer on the recent catas
trophe on the Island of " Ischia mentions
those prognostics of an earthquake which
are derived from animals, l hey were
observed in every place where the shocks
were such, as to be generally perceptible.
Some minutes before they : were felt the
oxen and the cows began , to bellow, the
sheep and goats bleated, and rushing into
confusion one on the other, tried to break
the wicker-work of the folds, the dogs
bowled terribly, the geese and fowls were
alaVmed, and . made much noise;: thej
horses, which were fastened in their stalls,
were greatly agitated, leaped up and tried
to break tbe halters with which they were
attached to the mangers; those which were
proceeding on the roads suddenly stopped
and snorted in a very strange way. The
cats were frightened, and tried to conceal
themselves, or their bair bristled up wildly.
itaDDits and moies were seen to leave toeir
holes ; birds rose, as if scared, from the
places on which they bad alighted; and
hah left tbe bottom ot tbe sea, and ap
proached the shores, where at some places
great numbers ot them were taken. JtLven
ants and reptiles abandoned, in clear day
light their subterranean - boles in great
disorder, many hours before the shocks
were felt. Some dogs, a few minutes be
fore the first shock took place, awoke
their sleeping masters .by barking and
pulling them as if they wished to .warn
. them of the impending danger, and several
persons were thus enabled, to save them
selves. , . i . , . - . . i . , ,
l- '.i, : . . Gum Arabic : ;:..
. In Morocco, about the middle of Novem
ber, that Is, after a rainy ' season, which
begins in July, a gummy i nice exudes
spontaneously' .from the trunk and princi
pal branches of the acacia tree. ' In about
fifteen days it thickens in the furrow down
which it runs, either in a vermicular (or
worm) shape, or commonly assuming the
form of oval or round tears, about' the
fizeof a pigeon's egg' of different colors,
as they belong to the red or white gum
tree. . About tbe middle of December the
Moors encamp on the borders of the forest
and the harvest last six weeks. The gum
is 1 packed in very large 'sacks of leather,
and brought on the backs of bullocks and
camels to certain ports, where it i sold to
English and French merchants. J The gum
is mgmy nutritious, uunng tne wnoie
time of harvest, of the journey and of
the fair," the Moors of the' desert live
almost entirely upon! it; and experience
has proved' that six ounces of gum are
sufficient for the support of . a man for
i twenty-four hours. Low.
hours. JsOnaon : . Jfamxiy
An Antediluvian Monster, l. -,
There have recently been discovered in
Siberia the bones of an antediluvian rhi
noceros, which may give us an idea of
what kind of people and animals . inhabi
ted our globe in days gone: by, and what
Hurt oi wiuier iuey usu 10 enaure. xnis
rhinoceros was "' taller than the ; modern
beast by borne six or seven feet. It 'was
discovered comfortably imbedded in the
banks of one of the afff ients' of the Tana
River. . When the bank first broke awav
the whole skeleton stood there in magnifi
cent proportion, a revelation of a lost age.
Professors of Palaeontology ' are rather
scarce in Siberia, and so it happened that
tbe river was allowed to wash the old mon
ster away. Its head and one foot have been
rescued," however, ' and are how in "f St.5
Petersburg., .besides its superiority in
size, this aucient monster had the; advan
tage of being clothed in a thick 'coat of
longhair, which enabled it to live among
icebergs and in a temperature that would
nave irozen ine enemmaie poiar Dear ana
made an icicle ot the cunning arctic fox.
1 here was a period when the north ol
T?r,T.aT?f0T, .pMt,, ' ra.- I
uuavarf muiouu. jl.- x ttuu l
where inhabited by monstrous , beasts,'
birds, and reptiles. The fbulous roo has
been discovered in New Zealand, a bird
measuring thirty feet from head to claws.1
1 he sea serpent is no fiction. Professor
Owen constructed, on a reliable scientific
basis, a reptile that ' would measure 'some
sixty feet in length. A great portion of;
the ivory used to-day is the produet of an
extinct species buried in Northern
Asia, which the Siberian "resurrectionists"
sell to Russian traders. There lived these
giants in the age of silence," twilight,' arid
snow.' In Australia a huge marsupial was
living, compared to whichthe kangaroo is
a rat; it hopped about the country in com
pany ox wombats as large as a bear: and
these monsters found their enemy and con
queror in a huge monster,' ' the pouched
lion. J " Gigantic ' herbivorous dragons,
aouoie-tussea repines,- era wiea leisurely
along the rich pasturelands Of South Af
rica. Life was long in those days, there
was no need for the beasts to hurry them
selves, they roamed over whole continents
in search of food. Uurageot smaller phy
sical developments, but of more enlight
ened intellect, has gathered the scattered
bones of these monsters and restored them
their place in history " . .
The Science of Slighting.
Anybody can be slack; but everybody
doesn't know, how to . slight things scien
tifically. I'm learning daily.
I commenced with my ironing. .When
1 hung out the clothes , I took care to
bang them smoothly and straight; on tbe
line; then, when I. took them in unless
in very cold, weather 1 folded ; towels,
flannels, bed-clothing, night-dresses, and
all such articles as 1 took from the line.
In a clear, dry day, they are ready to put
at once in the bureau, with tbe fresh air
and sunshine folded in 'them, and i not
ironed out. If the day : isn't favorable, of
course they must hang and air by the fire, I Or why make a child miserable bv forcing
a t i:i. . - 'iv.!.-'.- t ... T e jr.; :.. j. ..
uuvuei j. Bugui, io iu oyycc . me
sitting-room carefully once in three or
four weeks with Indian - meal; mixed, with
salt water, so it is "crumby then, with
an occasional picking-up of threads or
other bits from the carpet, and a daily
dusting, it is fresh for three weeks more.
My! how glad lam that I can't bear
what tbe women say when they read that I
Guess my ears would burn some. ,
Still another way. 1 bake a ; large
amount ot cookies and ginger-snaps, and
keep them down the cellar in a tin cake
box. It Is no more .work to bake two!
hundred than it is twenty, and- they will
grow better all the time if they, are right- j
lymade. , -:.,-.':: . . ' '.i
1 have a large earthen pudding dish,
and bake my applesauce, in this ; it is
delicious, and takes care of
oven, which it never l- was known
stewing on top of the stove,
r I've told you all 1 dare to; this time. , If
this doesn't shock you too much 1 11 tell
you TDOTQ.-Anabel fit Andrew in Prao
i- t -n . . .
iicai warmer. i U ; ;
' Anna C. Bracket t. in the American
Journal of . Education, calls the attention
of teachers to the liability of children to
be punished or corrected without their
I clearly knowing why. : "They may thus
I perhaps understand," she adds, "what
I often seems to them so incomprehensible
I why a child who has been rebuked for
I some disorderly conduct repeats the ofience
I almost immediately, giving tbe impression
i oi wniiui ana malicious wroog-aomg,
The same mistake is frequently made in
recitatioos. A pupil s answer is pronoun-
ced wrong, and the question passed to
another, when he does not know what his
error, is, and often fancies tnat it lies in
quite a different direction from that in
which it really lies. One of the most sue-1
cessful teachers we know is almost invaria
bly in the habit, after having passed a
question and received a correct answer, of
asking tbe pupil who had tailed, 'Why did
I pass that question?' A few trials of this
simple interrogation will soon, we think,
convince any teacher of the truth of what
we say. The most astonishing misunder
standings are thus continually - brought
to light, and we become convinced . of
how double-edged-- -thing is this lan
guage which we nse so thoughtlessly and
freely" . ; v i m .-- : .
There' is ; nothing in 'the recollection of
mv cnuonood mat l iook oacK upon wnn
so much pleasure as the reading aloud , of
my books to my mother, she . was then a
woman of many cares,, and in the habit of
engaging in every variety ol household
work. Whatever she . might be doing in
kitchen, or. dairy, or parlor, she was always
ready to listen to me, and to explain what
ever I did not understand. There was
always Sn undercurrent of '.thought about
other things, mingling' with all her domes
tic duties, lightening and modifying them,
but never leading her to neglect tbem, or
to perform them imperfectly. '.I believe it
ia to this trait of her character that . 'she
owes the elasticity and ready social
sympathy that , stiy animates her under
the weight of four-score years. How much
I owe to the caro and sympathy she gave
to my childish years, I cannot measure.-
Seven SDots'on ithe SM'V1:
i Seven large'spots varWgaUd-' the4 isk;3
of 'the sun yesterday. 'They Were h66AJ
widely scattered, and might be oonsideiredii
as one gronpi .iThese spots form the most i
Birumig view.yet.preseujea uunug.
season of maximum sun spots. . Scattered
among the large spots are ' innumerable
small ones that appekr ttd larger 1 than ft v1
pin's head.' An eighth large spot is form-T
ing. r Ania , wonaenoi .aispiay i.oi.swjiati.j
forces, can be easily i:obeeryed byajl
possessing telescopes. iyHbont. danger ,
Even a spy-glass fixed sobat it' can be1
turned to the son ! with'dot using Hheyeyef ?
will throw kn image of the sun on white ;a
i screen. This imaee can be brought into
a focus by sliding; the tube oi; moving bp(i
screen to and from tbe eyepiece 'until the
edge of tbe sun appears sbafp' atid.thfe
i spots beoome Visible.- The spots ran ue
easily, seen on an u mage thwe-qaarters.of
an moh in diameter. : liuVithe. ieye vmQS5dl
be kept j from the; instrnment, or seriouSjf
injury wiH result.;' Theearfh storms seem
w uuuu bvj tut jlcav gtviu. .u uw ouu
wtvu icuarMuic - preuioiou w m- w vo -
hoped that' the sun observations -aunogii
. . . ' . .
teroiozical records, wul tnrow some, nerni.
... .-" "
upon tne exact nature oi toe muuenca ot
sun 'storms' upon' the "artn.-.ttocwster
Democrat. Oct. 24.' fawfloio'i
Mj.ii baa :a
' Tt rt.i j -n L a mr4.
; v ,nuw Awrosu ,x orvujiB tuo.aup?
l Some idea mav be formed of hbV. many,
of the eoormbus' fortunes' are'made but of,
railroad manipulations of tliS rfeseW day
by comparing Hheir actual cost with hh.m
amount oi innaiea securuies usueugvB,-T
them, j According to the FjnanciaVCbqni
cle, the amount ol railroads nuiit tms year,,
up to September l;'Was 3,500" mTlesatJfn.
areragei co t tf 2o;000 ipcr1 mile? Jiaildbgi?
the expenditure 70,000,OCHX 'J. hp aaeneytq
raised, lo -bis, transaetion,iirasi firsitbelHo
suauce of 22l, 183,000 mortgage bopds At,.
par and. $13,500,000 stock at bar, makino t
the totai 'amount realised f234,683,uooj,
deduct from this the cost of icdn8tnfctidnV; 3
$70,000,000, and - there irjm tnexpended
balance of .$164,683,000;! ftnd tbUr wouJ4 1
strike the average honest man of be timeskJ
as a very nice pueioaisinouie among toe -
jjectors of 3,500 mil,bfrokdrlitt'
in addition to this sum there 4 was1 issued
for. gratuitous distribution-.$12 8,8 J0,0QaJ
stocks, and4.$25,759,20Q Qfiijnconie-ndajij
making a. gratuity of (f 155,629.200, thus f.
making a grand'totaV of $320,31260 of
securities io tbemnds df'raiirtfad J'rbjec
tors and directors, iforvhicbftbeyiieVer
paid a dollar, ana nearly pne-baJijot which
($155,629,200) is watered apd; without, i a
dollar of money" behind it. These fW
startling figures and easily explainhowjjp
inany sudden .lortunes ure maae ra con
structing and manipulating:railroads3t ba
dr Why force them to do that which .
they dislike ? It is seldom that any. good,
is gained by iucH a totfrse. . Wh'y should
your little boy be made to eat the ',1a:, of
bis meat if he loathes it, ior anything,) no v
matter, what, that; is renulsive, Xohxv&lr
i io wear anicies oi coining .wnicn its
tastes1 do not approve,' or at' whi6ni other "
children laugh ? 1' think !that little 6irls
j suffer more from this than.-. from any ,ena ?
I thincrj Almost all . of ns hava soma snch .
I memorv. I know a Jadv whose childish.
life was 'made wretched for a year by an
obsolete old bag in which-sbd! was f6rcedj ,
to csrry her books to school,'and 'another
whose mother . forced t.ber.to, iwearsoxaew
old lace, which, though, costly, was Jaugh-5a
ed at by the ignorant children who made-,
wished' herself ' d ead; until ' that lace5 ass
banished from her wardrbbe If yott't
can manage it, be wise, and consult your
children's tasted in rthes6' unlmbortint
matters. !'t' Uf M'! .ii i r(!ji i.
itself in the 1 Tbe Christian a Work tbrpwA.
own to do ridicule oh the alleged prevalence of ni'ala
.. ,If :. ria, and Bays: uU M
'Malaria just now seems to be the gen i
eral stalking horse, and is ; ridden almost
to death. Undoubtedly, a great deal of
uisease, uiscorniurt ana aicKness are causea
by atmospheric conditions we do nof en s
tirely understand, and do not know boT,
to rob of their poisons. ,Batuitii equally; j
irue in an naii or ine irouoies cnargea to .,
malaria originate in bthe'f causes,'' in im
proper food and dress and care, bad hab- ,
us, in excesses of all; sorts, and. in al disIi
tempered imagination. A great,' deal? of i
the so-called 'malaria' is dissipation, fast
living, laziness. Miasma is another name.
for absinthe and champagne.' If your hab
its and ways of living were properly: 'Sew1
ered and the vicious element ; drajned off.' 1
we should bear previous little, about dead- i
gases and other invisible ditroyers.'a'n; t j,"fc
At Shelby rille, Ind.i; a-eouple bv
the name of Sandefeer was divorced.-,As
soon as the decree was' granted, the formerj ,
and wife met at the " door of the court
room and involuntarily tibey" rushed inttf
each other's arms, and such a scene oT hug
ging, kissing and crying occurred ' as cans'!
ed the Judge to caljL.tbm- back,, delivers i
tbem a lecture,andnnul the decree! f The,,
wife's mother objected, saying she wanted '
them divorced,) whereupon Judge Hard de
nvered a caustic address fin the disease: of
mother-in-law from which these two? peo- f
pie were sunenng. ine man andiWife.
went offto(try tbeir(luck again. !o
J f 'A negotiable note ttade'bamaa ,
who can neither read nor writer will be '
valid in the, hands of. a purchaser fort aittct"
in good faith, before maturity nof with?
standing, the makef tas induCed'to sign It!
by false and fraaddlent representation of
the payee that it was' not a note, but
something else, heTTot making a reasonble
effort to learn tbe character '--of the.! paper
he was igningr provided nhe -phrcbasef I
bad no notiee oi the.fraud,clntbeopinioa
of the Supreme -Cdui't of Indiana inTlad-
die vs. 'Dillman-, rendered Jane 'V& K
j ITQieeaiYictojfift Js represented as
feeling sensibly the, graceful t courtesy . at
Yorktpwn in, saluting .. the banner -bt Sir, j
George i t:?,f ,t '.jiul r-j tniii
m sTTbere is 'land enoxizi'lln'$xt9 to
give four acres to every jhan,' woman and
child hi the V S :
t mrt MmH wants bui Httle "h'er.b