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OLD SERIES : VOLUME XXX.
CHARLOTTE, N. C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1882.
VOLUME XL NUMBER 561
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Home and Democrat.
Published every 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.
n as second class matter," according to the
rules of the P. 0. Department.
ROBERT GIBBON, M. D ,
CHARLOTTE, N C,
(Office corner 5th and Tryon Streets,)
Tenders his professional services to the public,
gg a practical Surgeon. Will advise, treat or
operate in all the different departments of Sur-
geJlarch 5, 1881. ly
DR. T. C.'SMITH,
Druggist and Pharmacist, ; ,
Keeps a full line of Puie Drugs and Chemicals,
White Leaa ana uoiors, juacnine and Tanners
Oils, PateDt Medicines, Garden seeds, and every
thing pertaining to the Drug business, which he
will sell at low prices.
March 28, 1881.
J. P. McCombs, M. D.
Otftrs his professional services to the citizens of
Charlotte and surrounding country. All calls,
both nigni ana aay, promptly attended to.
Office in Brown's building, up stairs, opposite
the Llianotte uotei.
Jan. 1, 1882.
JOHN E. BROWN,
Attorney at Law,
Charlotte, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts.
Office on Trade Street, opposite the Court
House, No. 1, Sims&Dowd's building.
Dec 23, 1881 y
DR. M. A. BLAND,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Office in Brown's building, opposite Charlotte
Gas used for the painless extraction of teeth.
DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
P r a c
e d to the
March 18, 1881.
DR. J. M MILLER,
Charlott6, N. C.
All calls promptly answered day and night.
Office over Traders' National Bank Residence
opposite W. R. Myers.
P. D. WALKER.
BURWELL & WALKER,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts,
Office adjoining Court House.
Nov 5, 1881.
WILSON & BURWELL,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Trade Street, Charlotte, N. 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
Oct 7, 1881.
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 satisfaction assured.
Store next to Springs' corner building.
July 1, 1879.
SPRINGS & BURWELL,
Grocers and Provision Dealers,
Have always in stock Coffee, Sugar, Molasses.
Syrups, Mackerel, Soaps, Starch, Meat, Lard,
llams, Flour, Grass Seeds, Plows, &c, which wo
offer to both the Wholesale and Retail trade. All
are invited to try us, from the smallest to the lar
Jan 1, 1882.
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.
TORRENCE & BAILEY,
College Street, Charlotte, N. C,
Handle Grain, Flour, Bran, &c. Cotton stored
Oct. 7, 1881. 6m.
W. A. TRUSLOW,
Jeweler and Watch Repairer,
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
Respectfully announces t'uat, having succeeded
E. J. Allen, in the Watch and Jev, Ary 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.
. Hr iftacn years constant experience in the
VVA1CH REPAIRING Department enables
him to fully icarrant every Watch entrusted to
Do not forget the old stand on Tryon street,
near me oquiirc.
Oct. 7. 1881. 6m
Corner Trade and College Sts., up Stairs.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Oct. 14, 1881.
Central Hotel Barber Shop.
GREY TOOLE, in the Basement of the Cen
tral Hotel, still carries on the Tonsorial Art in its
various branches. He and his assistant Artists
are so 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. GREY TOOLE.
July 29, 1881. Under Central HoteL
Kemabkablk Chapter ik a Faxttt.v
History. The Kern family had a re-union '
at me nome oi ur. J. u. Kern, in south
western Botetourt, durins? Christmas
The Kern brothers are five in nnmU
Mr. Henry Kern, the eldest of the brothers.
ia in ms eum vear. lhe vonntrpur. Tip
Jjewis Hern, is m bis 51st, year. Of their
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sons and nephews, fourteen were in the
army during the war ten in the Confed-
erate and four in the Federal arm v of
wnom not one received the slightest
wouna. mere nas not been a death in
tne lamily. With a Single exnonttnn fnr
about fifty years
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SALE O F
Valuable City Property.
Bv virtue of a Mortcatre Tel
II. Brown and wife to Martin Icehour, for cer-'
tain purposes therein mentioned, and registered
in the Register of Deeds' office in Mecklenburg
coitnty, JH.u., Book 25,. page 280, . 1 will sell at
me vuui iiuuac uuof. in me ciiy oi unarioue. i
ou me wiQ oay or r eornary, tnat valuable
City Property located in the city of Char-
iuiie, on urauam street, adjoining tne pro
perty of T. I,. Alexander and A. R. Nesbit,
fronting 99 feet on Graham street, and extending
back 212 feet. Good dwelling house and other
improvements, and excellent well of water on
the Lot. Terms cash.
Jan. 6, 1882. 5w Mortgagee.
Notice Sheriff's Sale.
I will sell for cash, at the Court House door, in
the city of Charlotte, on Monday, the 6th dav of
xeoruury ioo, 10 satisiy executions in my bands
for btate and County Taxes for the years 1880
and 1881, the following described city property,
viz : one nouse ana lot on Traae street, adjoining
the property of J L Brown and others, and known
as the bankingllouseof the Merchants and Farm
ers National Bank.
AL.SU, one house and lot on Trvon street.
adjoining the Droperty of the Second Presbyterian
Church, Ed. Henderson and others, known as the
property of the Merchants and Farmers National
ALSO, at the same time and nlace. one Lot
in Ward 4, Lot No 1564, Square 190, known as the
City Mills, adjoiumg tne Air Lane Railway and
others, known as the property of the Traders'
National Bank of Charlotte.
M. E. ALEXANDER,
Jan. 6, 1882 5w Sheriff.
I will sell for cash, at the Court House door.
in tne city oi Charlotte, on Monday, the 27th day
oi D eoruary, issa, to satisty executions in my
hands, the following described Real Estate viz :
une Tract of Liana in Steele Creek Township, ad
joining tne lands ol Mrs. M. J. lie wis, M. K.
Robinson and others : Sold as the Property of
W . W . Kobinson.
Also, to satisfy executions in my hands, and to
satisty executions lor taxes, tne following de
scribed Real Estate : S. C. Johnston interest
in the Tract of Land known as the McGinn Gold
Mine, adioimnsr the lands of John .Tamiann John
Jii wing, J. w. YVad8worth and others.
M. E. ALEXANDER.
Sheriff of Mecklenburg county, N. C.
Jan. vi, ie. ow
I will expose to Public Sale on Wednesday.
Feb. 8, 1882, at my Plantation four miles South
of Beattie's Ford in Mecklenburg county, ell of
my Personal Property, to-wit: Seven No. 1
Mules, 1 Superb Saddle and Harness Horse, sev
eral neaa oi nogs, two uoad wagons, one a
r our uorse, tne otner a Two Horse, both new,
with Harness and Gearing ; also, 500 bushels
Corn, 1,000 bushels Cotton Seed, a quantity of
Fodder and Shucks, one Feed Cutter, . Plows,
noes ana various otner articles usually kept on a
r arm. Terms Casb.
Jan. 27, 1882. 2w G. S. HOUSTON.
TIDDY'S CITY BOOK
A well selected Stock of
Including Note, Letter, Sermon, Legal and Fools
cap, wnicn tney propose to sell cheap for cash.
Also, rench Paper of every d?scnptio j. with
iiiaveiopes to matcu.
Also, Paper in boxes, to suit the most fastidious.
SOCIAL ETIQUETTE OF NEW YORK.
A standard treatise upon the laws of good society
in JSew 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 forEmer-
san's celebrated Rubber HAND-STAMPS ; and
any orders given them will receive prompt atten
Cash paid for Rags.
A. A. GASTON,
And House Furnishing Goods,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
He keeDs the largest stock of Stoves and Tin-
Ware ever offered in this market 2100 reward
will be paid to any party that 'ever sold a larger
or heavier Stove than the "Barley Sheaf." I have
nld the "Barlev Sheaf" for eleven years.
Call at my Store under central uotei uuuaing,
and examine my stocs.
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware manufactured
to order, and all Repairing promptly executed.
Feb 1,1881. A. A. UADiun.
Everybody wants it. but very few get it, be
cause most DeoDle do not know how to select
coffee, or it is spoiled in the roasting or making.
To obviate these difficulties has been our study.
Thurber's package Coffees are selected by an ex-
pert who understands the art of blending various
flavors. They are roasted in the most perfect
manner fit is imnoasible to roast well in small
quantities,) then put in pound packages in the
bean, not ground,) bearing our signature as a
guarantee of genuineness, and each package con
tains the Thurber recipe for making good Coffee.
We pack two kinds, Thurber's "No. 34," strong
and pungent, Thurber's "No: 41," mild and rich.
Cine or the other will suit every taste. They
have the three great points, good quality, honett
auantitv, reasonable price. Ask your Grocer for
Thurber's roasted Coffte t pound packages, "Ho.
34" or "No. 41." Do not be pot off with any
nthpr kind vonr own palate will tell you what
Where persons desire it we also furnish the
LiMiT' Coffee-pot. the simplest, best and cheap
est coffee-oot in existence. Grocers who sell our
Coffee keep them. Ask for descriptive circular.
Ttesrctfnllv. &C .
H. K. & F. B. THURBER & CO.,
Importers, Wholesale Grocers and Coffee Roast
ers, new iora
P. S. As the largest dealers in food products
in the world, we consider it our interest to manu
facture only pure and wholesome goods and
pack them in a tidy and satisfactory manner.
All goods bearing our name are guaranteed to be
of superior quality, pure and wholesome, and deal
ers are authorized to refund the purchase price
In any case where customers have cause for dis
satisfaction. It is therefore to the interest of
both dealers and consumers to use Thurber's
Dec. 16, 1881. 5w
The glories of our blood and state
: Are shadows, not substantial things ;
There is no armor against fate ;
Death lays his icy hands on kings ;
Sceptre and crown
Mnst tumble down,
And in the dust be equal made,
With the poor, crooked scythe and spade.
Some men with swords may reap the field,
And plant fresh laurels where they kill ;
But their strong nerves at last must yield ;
They tame but one another still ;
Early or late,
They stoop to fate,
And must give up their murmuring breath,
When they, pale captives, creep to death.
The garlands wither on your brow,
Then boast no more your mightly deeds ;
; Upon Death's purple altar now
- See where the victor-victim bleeds ;
Your heads must come
To the cold tomb ;
Only the actions of the just
Smell sweet and blossom in their dust.
Faith in Prayer. A little girl in
wretched attic, whose sick mother had no
bread, knelt down by the bed-side and said
slowly, "(jrive us this day our daily bread."
Then she went into tbe street and began
to wonder where God kept his bread. She
turned round the corner and saw a large.
well-hlled baker s shop.
"This " thought Kettle, "is the place :"
so she entered confidently, and said to the
big baker: "I've come tor it.
"Come for what ?"
"My daily bread," she said, pointing to
the tempting loaves. "Ill take two,
if you please ; one for mother and one for
"All right: 6aid the baker putting
them into a bag, and giving them to his
httle customer, who at once started for the
"Stop, you little rogue !" he said rough-
ly ; "where is your money ?'
"I haven t any, she said simply.
"Haven't any," he repeated angrily :
"you little thief, what brought you here,
The hard words frightened the little
girl who, bursting into tears, said, "Mother
is sick and I am hungry. In my prayers
I said, 'Give us this day our daily bread,'
and then I thought God meant to fetch it,
and so I came.
The rough, but kind-hearted baker, was
softened by the child's simple tale, and he
sent her back to her mother with well-filled
Some idea of the tremendous power
of the waves of the Atlantic in a storm
may be gained from a letter which the
constructor of the Calf Rock lighthouse,
on the coast of Ireland, recently destroyed
in a storm, sends to the London limes.
He states that the rock is from sixty to
ninety feet high, and the tower ninety
feet above that, and yet the fury of the
storm on the coast was at times so great
that the waves in passing over the rock
hid tbe top of the tower lor some two
minutes at a time.
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, Satins. Orna
Also, our usual large and attractive stock of
White Goods, Laces, Embroideries, Neck Wear,
Gloves and Hosiery, Corsets, Shawls Cloaks,
Skirts. &c. Another large stock of Ladies Mus
lin Underwear just received, that we are offering
at very low prices.
Oct. 14, 1881. MRS. f.
A complete Stock of Rubber Belting, Rubber
and Hemp Packing. Also, all sizes and kinds of
Rope at bottom prices.
JSOV 1,1880. iS-XIjJfi JC UAJlJHUflU.
COME AND SEE
Now in the city.
A Large Stock of Furniture
At Wholesale and Retail.
E. M. ANDREWS,
Jan. 13. 1882. White Front.
Reduction in Winter Goods.
All Fall and Winter Goods will be sold at great
reduction to make room for Spring purchases.
Now is the time to buy
Blankets, Comfortables, Overcoats. Cloaks, Jack
ets, Dolmans, heavy Boots and Shoes.
We have a bargain counter for Dress Goods,
on wnicn you win nna j ceui uwus aciuug
ranidlv at 16 'Scents. A call will convince you
we mean every word in mis aavenisemeni.
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T. L. SEIGLE & CO.
Jan. 13, 1881.
CUTHBERTSON & BAKER,
Grocery and Commission Merchants,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will deal in Grain, Meal, Flour, Bacon, Lard,
Molasses, Sugar, Coffee, &c.
Store in Sanders & Blackwood's building
Jan. 6, 1882. ly
Trees for Delivery.
Mv trees are now ready for delivery, opposite
Mr. Allen Cruse's residence, oc Tryon street, be
tween 5th and 6th. A fine lot of Trees, Plants,
Flowers and Flower Seed on band. Anything
in my line furnished on short notice.
T. W. SPARROW,
tw o isi Charlotte. N. C. I
Rnrfon'a Couffh SvniD will cure
ai rvnrh Trv it. 25 cents a bottle.
- WiLS0N & BURWELL.
Can .Women Cook ?
If yes, how is it that so very few of the
many women cooks prepare an accepta
ble meal, while so very many of the few
men cooks are artists ? It may be said
with strict troth that the man who makes
op bis mind to turn , cook is sure to be a
success, while tbe woman who chooses
the same profession it is a profession is
nearly sure to be a failure. The explana
tion is that the ' man does regard it as a
profession, while the woman does not. It
is a sad fact that whenever man enters
into rivalry with women in what the world
has always regarded as her peculiar fields,
cooking and dressmaking, he excels her.
The best dressmakers of the world are
men, just as men are by far the best
cooks. Women do make a profession of
dressmaking; do try. their very best and
work very bard, but their own. sex will
not encourage- them. They will go to
them for economy's sake, but every wo
man in the world lives in the hope that
some day Worth will create a costume for
her. It is by the treachery of women that
men are their superiors in this art. But
it is not so with cooking. Woman has no
preference for the man cook, and that is
because she has not educated her tastes as
man has. Women generally enjoy a beef
steak at home as heartily as they do one
there would be no .binellfa
if women alone had to support him. They
go there, it is true, and oiten, but it is
more for the social pleasures of tbe occa
sion than for the cuisine. A chef, when
interviewed by a reporter, told him that a
cook, ot tne nrst rank ot course, had a
larger library than an editor; that he
studied medicine, agriculture, and chem
istry : that by looking at a man he could
say what he eat, and that if he knew what
a man eat he could say what sort of a man
he was without ever placing eyes upon
bim. Ibis cook served lonsr years of ap-
prenticeship, for which he was not only
paid nothing, but actually paid for mstruc-
tion, just as one pays
to be instructed in
anything else. The man cook is proud of
his business. lie is honored and dis
tinguished. The Emperor of Germany
has two chefs, who are in charge each six
months at a time, and who hold the rank
of Colonels of iniantry.
lhe woman cook is not proud of her
profession. She is ashamed of it. Wo
man does not even give 'cooking the at
tention she once did, and she never al
lowed it to occupy much of her thoughts.
in tnose pans oi Germany where it was
the custom for all the girls to go to cooking-schools,
that excellent fashion is fall
ing into disuse, lhe woman cook does
not "read up." Out of the many thou
sands or millions of women cooks it is
doubtful if a hundred of them open a re
ceipt book once a month. They have no
originality. Ihey would go on boiling
potatoes all the year if they could have
their way, rather than fry them, because
it is less troublesome. They invent noth
ing. They are less expensive than men
cook h, but they are also less economical.
What a man would save for an entree
they will throw away. The woman cook
thinks after awhile she may be something
else, and she passes her time waiting for
tbe future. The man cook expects to re
main a cook until he dies, and when he
does die he wants to be remembered as a
good cook. His son becomes a cook after
him. and triumphantly takes up bis mis
sion. Montaigne recounts a conversation
he had with an Italian chef who had
served in the kitchen of Cardinal Craffa,
who was famous for bis love of artistic
"I made him, says the
"tell me something about
his post. He
gave me a lecture on the science of eating
with a gravity and magisterial counten
ance, as li ne naa Deen determining some
vexed question in theology. He decipher
ed to me, as it were, the distinction that
exists between appetites, the means of
awakening or exciting the appetite, the
general police, so to speak,' of his sauces
and particularized their ingredients and
their effects. The difference in salads ac
cording to the seasons he next discoursed
upon, lie explained which sort ought to
be served warm and those - which should
be always served cold, the way of adorn
mg and embellishing teem in order to
render them seductive to the eye,
All this was puffed up with rich
and magnificent terms, such as are em
ployed by statesmen and diplomatists
when they are discoursing over the gov
ernment of an empire."
Can you imagine a woman cook talking
like that? Can you imagine one well
enough informed to do so? Can you not
count upon your fingers with several
fingers to spare, the
you have encountered
a outton ior tne appearance oi aisnes
they sent to table? Have you not seen
them rush a turkey or chicken into the
dining-room with the legs of the poor fowl
pointing in all directions, as it struck by
lightning? Are not the chops always cir
culating about the dish as if thrown from
a dice box? Do they ever even remove
the skewers which the butcher leaves in
The "good plain cooks whom we re
ceive into our homes are usually sufficient
ly plain in all senses to satisfy every re
quirement. Their goodness is olten, also,
in many meanings unexceptionable, but
when it comes to demands upon their skill
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in poaching an egg, or preparing the
breakiast coffee, the most of them will
make as sad a mess of it as they would in
construing a line in V irgu. We must
make our own coffee at the table, by the
aid of a French pot, murmuring blessings
the while in memory of tbe man who in
vented the contrivance, for of course it
was a man to whom we owe it, and satisfy
our longing for poached eggs with the
boiled article, whose cooking we ourselves
have supervised. If yon imagine by these
strategies to escape the ingenuity of their
skill in having matters go wrong, you are
liable sometimes to disappointment. There
is the water for the cook to heat, and
there vou are still at her mercy. Failure
can be accomplished even here, and she
discovers the how of it. Bat this is lead
ing into the servant question, and this is
not to the purpose. That problem is not
to be disposed of in paragraph, when it
has been discussed in pages without avail
I may say one word of it, however, and
that is that in one resoect. at least, we are
BlUdUiarly lurtuuaii iu uui ecrvauta.
Think with what small inquiry we engage
them and how little we know of the an
tecedents of tbe men and women we admit
into our houses as "help," and thetempta-
tations lor rascality placed before them,
and consider how. comparatively seldom it
is that the servant is guilty of any serious
crime, lbink what they could do if they
cared to, and you must agree that, faulty
as tney are, they are yet honest and as a
The two or three noble ladies of the
time, who have been and are striving to
elevate the cooking of their sex, are not
forgotten. They deserve and have the
nignest respect, out it does not appear
that their labors are having tbe reward
they should. There are cooking schools
and cooking clubs, of which one hears oc
casionally, bat the attempt to-interest wo
men in cooking, if it progresses at all, does
so slowly, ltr gootl Tesults are not yet
very noticeable, liut let us not despair. -
Death of the old Wife.
She had lain all day in a stupor, breath-
ing witn neaviiy iaaen Dream, but as tne
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sun sank to rest m the far off western sky,
and the red glow on the wall of the room
faded into dense shadows, she woke and
called feebly to her aged partner who was
sitting motionless by the bedside. He
bent over his dying wife and took her wan,
wrinkled hand in his.
"Is it night ?" she asked in tremulous
tones, looking at him with eyes that saw
Yes," he answered softly ; "it is grow
"Where are the children?" she queried :
are they all in t
roor old man how could he answer
her? the children who had slept for long
years in the old church yard who had
outlived childhood and borne the heat and
burden of the day, and growing old, had
laid down the cross and gone to wear the
crown before the old father and mother
had finished their soiourn.
"The children are safe," answered the
old man. tremulously ; "don't think of
them, Janet, think of yourself: does the
way seem dark?"
My trust is in lhee; let me never be
confounded. What does it matter if the
way is dark : I'd rather walk witn uod in
the dark, than walk alone in the light. I'd
rather walk with Him by faith than walk
alone by light.
"John, where s little Charlie.'" she
asked. Her mind was again in the past,
The grave-dust of twenty years had lain
on Charlie s golden hair, but the mother
had never-forgotten him! lhe old man
patted her cold hands hands that had
labored so hard that they were seamed
and wrinkled and caloused with years of
toil, and the wedding ring was worn to
mere thread of gold and then he pressed
his thin lips to them, and cried. She had
encouraged and strengthened him in every
toil ot lite. Why, what a woman she had
been ! What a leader in Israel ! Always
with the gift of prayer or service. They
had stood at many a death-bed together
closed the eyes of loved ones, and then
sat down with the Bible between them to
read the promise. Now she was about to
cross tne aarK river aione.
And it was strange and sad to the old
man, ana to tne yeuow-nairea grana
daughter left them, to hear her babble of
walks in the woods, of gathering May
flowers and strolling with John, of petty
household cares that she had always put
down with a strong, resolute hand, of
wedding feasts and death-bed triumphs:
and when at midnight she heard the
Bridegroom's voice, and the old man bend
ing over her cried pitifully, and the young
grand-daughter kissed her pale brow,
there was a solemn joy in her voice as she
spoke the names of her children one by
one. as if she saw them with immortal
eyes, and with one glad smile put on lm
mortality. They led the old man sobbing
away, and when he saw her again tbe glad
morning sun was shining, the air was ju
bilant with the song of birds, and she lay
asleep on the couch under the north win
dow where he had seen her so often lie
down to rest while waiting for the Sabbath
bell. ' And she wore the same best black
silk, and the string of gold beads about
her thin neck, and the folds of white
tulle. Only now the brooch with his minia
ture was wanting, and in its place was a
white rose and a Bpray of cedar she had
loved cedar she had loved to sing over
her work :
"Oh may I in His courts be seen,
Like young cedar, fresh and green."
But what strange transformation was
there ! The wrinkles were gone. The
traces of age and pain and weariness were
all smoothed out; the face bad grown
strangely young, and a placid smile was
laid on the pale lips. The old man
awed by this likeness to the bride of
youth. He kissed the unresponsive
and said softly :
"You've found heaven first, Janet, but
you'll come for me soon ! It's our first
parting in more than seventy years, but
ib nun b uo iii auij&l ib nvu w uc ivi
And it was not. lbe winter buows nave
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A New Use fob Ibon. A Memphis
cotton merchant states that the hemp cov
ering now used for cotton bales is open to
many objections. It admits moisture and
sand, and we suppose also stones weighing
as much as 5 pounds, and charged revol
ver cartridges, as these also have lately
been found in some bales opened in Old-
bam. r urtber, it permits a very
Further, it permits a very consid-
erable waste of fibre, and adds to the risk
of fire and damage, while its cheapness is
its only advantage, lhe merchant we
have referred to proposes to obviate these
disadvantages by the use of sheet-iron
wrappings. The sheets he proposes to
nse are 76 inches by 44 inches, of 30 B.
W. gauge, each weighing 22 pounds,
I One sheet will suffice for a bale. We sus-
j pect that there would be disadvantages
j attending the use of the new wrappers,
i among which may be mentioned "iron
Do lour Best.
"When I was a little boy," said a gen-
tleman, one evening, "1 paid a visit to my
grandfather, a venerable old man, whose
black velvet cap and tassel, blue breeches,
and huge silver knee-buckles, filled me
with great awe. When I went to bid
him good-by, he drew me between his
knees, and placing his hand on my bead,
he said, 'Grandchild, I have one thing to
say to you; will you remember it?' I
stared into his face, and nodded, for I was
afraid to promise aloud. 'Well,' he con
tinued, 'whatever you do, do the best you
"This, in fact, was my grandfather's
legacy to me; and it has proved better than
gold. I never forgot his words; and I be-
lieve I have tried to act upon them. After j
reaching home, my uncle gave Marcus
and me some weeding to do in the garden.
It was oh Wednesday afternoon; and we
had laid our plans for something else.
Marcus, fretted and ill-humored at his dis
appointment, did not more than half do
the work; and 1 began pretty much like
him, until grandfather's advice came into
my mind, and I determined to follow it.
In a word, I did my best. And when my
uncle came out, I shall never forget bis
look of approbation as his eyes glanced
over my beds, or the fourpence he slipped
into my hands afterward, as he said my
work was well done. Ah! I was a glad
and thankful boy; while poor Marcus was
lelt to drudge over his beds all the after
noon. "At fifteen, I was sent to the acade
my, where I had partly to earn my own way
through the course. The lessons came
hard at first, for I was not fond of study;
but grandfather's advice was ray motto,
and I tried to do my best. - As a conse
quence ot this, though 1 was small of my
age and not very strong, my mother had
three offers for me before the year waa
the best merchant of the
village, a place in whose store was consid
ered very desirable. When I joined the
Church,! tried to do the Lord's work as well
as I did my own; and often, when I have
been tempted to leave tbe babbath-school,
or let a hinderance keep me from the
prayer-meeting, or get discouraged in any
good thing, my grandfather's last words,
8 given me
fresh courage, and I would try it again."
Here, then, was the key to this man s
character. He is considered one of the
best business-men, one of the best citizens,
one of the best officers of the Church, one
of the best friends of the poor, one of the
best neighbors, fathers, husbands, friends;
in a word, he is universally loved and re
spected. And what is the secret of it all?
He always tried to do the best be could.
Let every boy and girl take this for their
motto. Acted upon, it will do wonders
for you. It will bring out powers and
capabilities which will surprise and de
light yourselves and friends.
A Remarkable Experience.
Having read the story of James Rowe,
the miner, who waa nearlv killed in an
explosion at Virginia City, and who every
night since the accident has dreamed of
dying, the editor of the Nevada Tran
script relates a macb more curious ex
perience of his own. When a boy, ten
years ago, a gun accidentally discharged
sent a load of small shot tearing into his
right arm. The wounds were several
months in healing and ugly scars were
left. A long time afterwards he was de
scribing the accident to a party of frienda
when one of them picked up an empty
gun and, capping it, snapped the cap. To
the ears of the narrator the sound was
like that of a large cannon exploding in
the room. He saw a bright flash and felt
the horrible sensation of being shot to
atoms. He fainted and upon recovering
consciousness found a physician bending
over him. He felt severe pain in hia right
arm. Examination showed that the new
skin had broken and that the wounds
were bleeding as freely as at the time of
the accident. About a year afterwards
he underwent a similar experience. As
he was walking along the street he heard
the report of a pistol shot. Instantly be
felt what seemed to be a ball crashing
into his forehead. Horror-stricken be
placed his hand to the supposed wound.
Though he could find no mark upon his
head blood was dripping from his fingers.
He looked at the scars and found that
they were bleeding afresh.- Since then
he has dreamed repeatedly that he was a
target for riflemen practising at short
"Bring your Heart into your Family
We sometimes meet with men who seem
to think that any indulgence in an affec
tionate feeling is a weakness. They will
return from a journey, and greet their
families with a distant dignity, and move
among their children with the cold and
lofty splendor of an iceberg, surrounded
by its broken fragments. There is hardly
a more nnnatural sight on earth than one
of those families without a heart. A
father had better xtinguish a boy's eyes
than take away his heart. Who that has
experienced the joys of friendship, and
values sympathy and affection, would not
rather lose all that is beautiful in Nature's
scenery than be robbed of the hidden
treasure of his heart? Cherish, then,
your heart's best affections. Indulge in
the warm and gushing emotions of filial,
parental and fraternal love. Think it not
a weakness; God is love. Love God,
everybody, and everything that is lovely.
Teach your children to love; to love the
rose the robin ; to love their parents ; to
love their God. Let it be the studied ob
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your whole family together by these strong
cords. You cannot make them too
strong. Religion is love : Love to God,
love to man.
Mr. J. II. Best not having suc
ceeded during several seasons in raising
cabbages, has struck upon the novel plan
of trying their cultivation during the win
ter months, and so far has no cause to com
plain. He has now about sixteen hundred
plants set out, and they look as fresh and
vigorous as if planted in the spring, with
leaves as large as a man's hand. During
tbe cold snaps he cover them, and in this
manner protects them from the freezing
weather. If nothing happens, he will
have cabbages about the usual time for
setting out. StatesviUe American.
How Childbex take Colds. A
writer (a mother) has the following sensi-
ble words on the subject ot the fashiona
ble clothing put cn children, now-a-days.
It is from the Rural New Yorker :
"Another mother declares that her chil
dren always have "colds" from October
until June; She dresses them daintily, in
apparel both fine and costly, in sealskin
coats, muffs, tippets and things of such ilk.
Their frocks are worn very short, their
drawers are of finest cambric, and their
only "under flannel" consists of a fiue and
dainty knitted shirt, so that while the up
per portion of the body is well and over
protected in a sealskin garment, the iower
part is very shabbily clothed so far as
warmth goes. The cold scurries up the
poorly clad legs, which the short petti-
coats handsomely embroidered fail to
protect. With the, clothiug of the body
so unevenly distributed, is it any wonder
that the children always have colds? A
good woolen undergarment, cut to fit the
body, arms, legs and all, and worn next to
the skin, would do more for the welfare of
the children than all the sealskin coats,
feathered hats and ornamented toggery
in the universe. There is something atro
cious in sacrificing a child's health to
finery, or in being so ignorant and care
less as not to know that it is being so sac
rificed." The Most Alabming Sin. "If I were
called on to point out," says Dr. Crosby,
"the most alarming sins to-day those
which are most deceitful in their influence,
and most soul-destroying in their intimate
effects I would not mention drunkenness
with all its fearful havoc, nor gambling
with its crazed victims, nor harlotry with
its hellish orgies; but the love of money
on the part of men, and the love of display
on the part of women. While open vice
sends its thousands, these fashionable and
favored indulgences send their ten thou
sands to perdition. They sear the con
science, incrust the soul with an impene
trable 6hell of worldliness, debauch the
affections from every high and heavenly
object, and make man or woman the wor
shiper of self. While doing all this, the
poor victim is allowed by public opinion
to think himself or herself a Christian ;
while the gambler or the prostitute is not
deceived by such a thought for a mo
ment." A Shaky Cornfield Colorado has a
subterranean lake of considerable extent,
covered with soil about eighteen inches
deep. On the soil is cultivated a field of
corn, which produces thirty bushels to the
acre. The ground is a black marl in na
ture, and in all probability was at one
time an open body of water, on which
accumulated vegetable matter, which has
boon ioorcaeed from time to time, 'Until
now it has a crust sufficiently strong and
rich to produce fine corn. While harvest
ing the hands catch great strings of fish
by making a hole through the earth. A
person rising on his heel and coming down
suddenly can see the growing corn
all arouud him. Any one having sufficient
strength to drive a rail through the crust
will find, on releasing it, that it will
disappear altogether. San Francisco
Which Brings the Most Money.
We have been inclined to think that tropi
cal fruits in Florida would bring more
money to their producer per acre than
could be got out of an equal extent of
ground elsewhere, but seeing some fig
ures by Mr. John L. Griffin of Norfolk,
has rather unsettled our first conclusion.
When a profit of $300 per acre is made on
cabbages, as Mr. Griffin says has been
done, $500 on potatoes $1,000 on cucum
bers, we tremble for the tropical fruits.
There are some figures given as to straw
berries, but nothing denoting the yield in
money per acre. Certain it is that many
competencies and some fortunes have been
made at truck farming. The annual in
crease of the fruit and vegetable crop
represented by shipment from Norfolk, is
nearly $3,000,000. That is taking some
thing from tbe soil which sticks in the.
pocket and makes a comfortable bank ac
count. Planter and Parmer.
Dressing fob Ciiubch. There is no
greater hindrance to the spread of the
gospel in our midst than the prevailing
custom of dressing excessively for church.
It seems strange that woman should
choose God's house as the place for dress
parade; and stranger still that the daugh
ters of Zion, who are commanded to
"adorn themselves in modest apparel,"
should come before the Lord with lofty
looks and high heads and nodding plumes,
keeping step with the giddy votaries of
fashion. This Delilah of worldliness has
been robbing the church of her strength
while she has been sleeping; and she has
need to arouse herself, or her enemies will
prevail against ber. We are glad to see
that a few have been aroused to the im
portance of dressing plainly for the sanc
Secret of a Good Horseman. o
The great secret of the power of a suc
cessful horseman lies chiefly in the perfect,
hands with which he guides bis horse and
skillfully controls his slightest movement,
and it is often marvelous bow quickly a
horse knows that he is in the hands of
one whom he must obey, and how com
pletely he falls under the control of one
rider, while with another almost hia first
impulse is resistance, which frequently
terminates in confirmed vice. This is
mainly caused by the too frequent' nse of
spurs, while if a slight switch were used a
horse would never become fractious. The
accomplishment of inducing a horse to go
quietly and pleasantly, by means of an
easy, yet firm seat, cool judgment and a
judicious use of light and steady hands, is
unfortunately, but too little valued.
The shortest and surest way to
live with honor in the world "is to be in
reality what we would appear to be;
and, if we observe, we shall find that
all human virtnes increase and strengthen
themselves by the experience for them.
Sf Laplanders are blessed with very
hearty appetites. The peasant of that
country is said to consume ten times more
flesh than a native ol Sweden. A deer is
just enough to last a family of lour per
sons one week.