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CHARLOTTE, N. C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17,; 4882.
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Charlotte Home and Democrat,
Published every Fbidat by
j. I 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.
(j, as second class matter," according to the
rules of the P. O. Department.
ROBERT GIBBON, M. D ,
CHARLOTTE, N, C.,
(OJics corner 5th and Try on Streets,)
Tenders his professional services to the public,
as a practical Surgeon. Will advise, treat or
operate in all the different departments of Sur-
Srch 5, 1881.
DR. T. .C. SMITH,
Druggist and Pharmacist,
Keeps a full line of Puie 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. 1881.
J. P. Mc Combs, M. D ,
Oilers his professional services to the citizens of
Charlotte and surrounding country. All calls,
both night and day, promptly attended to.
Office in Brown's building, up stairs, opposite
the Charlotte Hotel.
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.
Feb 15, 1881.
DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Practice Limited to the
EYE, EAR AND THROAT.
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'.
Jan. 1, 1882.
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 & PARRIOR,
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,
Hams, Flour, Grass Seeds, Plows, &c, which we
oiler to both the Wholesale and Retail trade. All
are invited to try us, from the smallest to the lar
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.
ZW 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.
W. A. TRUSLOW,
Jeweler and Watch Repairer,
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
Respectfully announces that, having succeeded
I1, .1 A 1 1 1 k - in VkA Wotth on1 Tun iln knnmnnn
he has just added to his stock of
Watches, Jewelry, Silverware,
CLOCKS, SPECTACLES, fcc.
And he hopes by close attention to business and
iair ueaung 10 merit a snare of patronage.
tW Fifteen years constant experience in the
WATCH REPAIRING Department enables
him to fully warrant every Watch entrusted to
Do not forget the old stand on Tryon street
near the Square.
Oct. 7. 1881. Cm
Corner Trade and College Sts., up Stairs.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.li
gcL 14, 1881. : .
Central Hotel Barber Shop.
GREY TOOTH in' tlA "Raapmpnt' rf thp Cf.n
tad Hotel, still carries on the Tonsorial Art in its
anous branches. He and his assistant Artists
e so well known for their skill that it needs no
multiplicity of words to inform the public where
"cards can be shaved smoothly and hair cot and
""eased in fashionable style and "with dispatch."
ve him a trial. GREY TOOLE.
Ju'y 29, 1881. Under Central Hotel.
Bridging the Stream. When en
gineers would bridge a stream, they often
carryover a single thread. With that
they next stretch a wire across. The strand
is added to strand, until a foundation is
laid for plauks; and now the bold engi
neer finds safe footway, and walks from
side to side. So God takes from us some
golden-threaded pleasures, and stretches
it hence into heaven ; then He takes a
child, and than a friend. Thus He bridges
death,and teaches the thoughts of the most
timid to find their way hither and thither
between the two spheres.
Valuable Land for Sale.
By virtue of a Deed of Mortgage executed to
me by E. Lewis and wife Caroline H. L-wis, and
recorded in the Register's Office of Mecklenburg
couDty, Book 8, Page 12, 1 will at 12 o'clock, M.,
on Monday the 13th day of March, 1882, at the
Court House door in Charlotte, N. C, offer for
sale at public auctiot, to the highest bidder, for
cash, that valuable tract of LAND whereon the
grantors now reside, lying in said county, on the
line of the A., T. & O. Railroad, containing one
hundred and sixty-five (1G5) acres, known as
"Oak Grove," and more fully described in said
A. L. ALEXANDER, Mortgagee.
R. D. Graham, Attorney.
Feb. 10, 1882. 5w
. MORTGAGE SALE.
By virtue of a Mortgage Deed executed by
Wm. F. Beatty and wife, to Robert Gibbon, for
certain purposes therein mentioned, and regis
tered in the Register of Deeds' office in Mecklen
burg county, N. C, Book 25, page 98, 1 will sell
at the Court House door in the Citv of ('lmrlnttp
on the 6th day of March, 1882, at 12 M., the'
rroperiy locatea in tne Uity of Charlotte on
Church street, and adjoining the property of J.
D. Northey, 8. Wittkowsky and Milton Aydlotte,
and known as the Wm. V. Bpnttv FTnmp.nliioo
There is on the premises a comfortable Dwelling,
out-buildings, and good Well of Water. Terms
cash. ROBERT GIBBON.
Feb. 10, 1882. 4w Mortgagee.
Bv virtue of a Mortsraffe executed to me hv
James Boyd, to secure a bill of costs in the In
ferior Court, 1 will expose to sale on the 6th day
of March. 1882. at the Court House door in Char
lotte, the House and Lot near the old Fair
Grounds, known as the Jim Boyd property.
P. II. PHELAN, Trustee.
For further particulars apply to W. W. Flem-
Feb. 10, 1882. 4w
By virtue of the power contained in a Deed of
Mortgage executed to the undersigned by S. F.
Houston and wife, they will expose to sale on
Monday, the 6th day of March, 1882, the House
and Lot on the corner of Eighth and Pine streets,
known as the Houston property. Terms made
known on day of sale.
WM. M. SUIPP,
W. W. FLEMMING,
Feb. 10, 1S82. 4w Trustees.
Bv virtue of an order of the Sunerior Court for
Polk county, North Carolina, in the matter of
W. W. Flemming, Administrator of J. C. Mills,
vs. Mary M. Cureton and others, I will offer at
rublic bale the LANDS belonging to the estate
of the late J. C. Mills, on the first Monday in
March, (the 6th day,) 1882, at the Court House
door in tne county of Folk.
Terms Two and a half per ced cash, balance
on twelve months credit, with note and approved
security, with interest at six per cent from day of
The above Lands are situated in Polk county,
within one mile of the Spartanburg and Ashe-
ville Railroad, on the Pacolet River, and are very
desirable for agriculture. About 150 acres of fine
bottom Land. For further particulars address,
W. W. FLEMMING, Adm'r., &c,
Feb. 3, 1882. 5w Charlotte, N. C.
By virtue of the power given in a Deed dated
the 21st day of April 1881. executed by Alfred
Stokes and Susan Stokes, his wife, duly recorded
in the office of the Register of Deeds for Meck
lenburg county, I will expose to sale at the Court
House door in the city ot Charlotte, on tne btn
day of March, 1882, the House and lot of Land at
Biddle Institute, known as the property of said
Alferd Stokes. Terms, cash.
L. W. PERDUE.
Feb. 3, 1882. 5w
I will sell for cash, at the Court nouse door,
in the city of Charlotte, on Monday, the 27th day
of February, 1882, to satisfy executions in my
hands, the tollowme described Iteai estate viz :
One Tract of Land in Steele Creek Township, ad
joining the lands of Mrs. M. J. Lewis, M. K.
Robinson and others : sold as tne property oi
W. W. Robinson.
Also, to satisfy executions in my hands, and to
satisfy executions for taxes, the following de
scribed Real Estate : S. C. Johnston interest
in the Tract of Land known as the McGinn Gold
Mine, adjoining the lands of John Jamison, John
Ewing, J. W. Wadsworth and others.
M. E. ALEXANDER,
Sheriff of Mecklenburg county, N. C.
Jan. 27, 1882. 5w
Having qualified as administrator on the estate
of Thomas J. Ualdweii, aeceaseu, on me aa aay
of February, 1882, I hereby notify all persons
indebted to said estate to come forward and set
tle, and those having claims against said estate
to Dreseut the same for payment on or before the
10th dav of Feb. 1883. or this notice will be
pleaded in bar of their recovery.
JOSEPH M. WILSON,
Adm'r of T. J. Caldwell
Feb. 10, 1882. 6wpd
WILL BE OPENED
On the 5th instant.
TIDDY & BRO.
Feb. 3, 1882.
Having Qualified as administrator on the estate
of the late Joseph II. Irwin, on the 7th day of
January, 1882, 1 hereby notify all persons in
debted to said estate to come forward and settle,
and those having claims against said estate are
hereby notified to present the same for payment
on or before the . 15th day of January, 1883, or
this notice will be nleaded in bar of their re-
COVCry- E. A. IRWIN.
Jan. 13. 1882. 6wpd Administrator
Are regarded by all as Standard. We have just
received a supply for our prescription counter.
WILSON & BURWELL.
CUTHBERTSON & BAKER,
Grocery and Commission Merchants,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will deal in Grain, Meal, Flour, Bacon, Lard,
Molasses, Sugar, Coffee, &c
t2T Store in Sanders & Blackwood's building
Jan. 6, 1882. ly
Love in All.
Name the leaves on all the trees ;
Name the waves on all the seas,
All the flowers by rill that blow,
AH the myraid tints that glow,
Winds that wander through the grove
And you name the name of love ;
Love there is in summer sky,
As in light of maiden's eye.
Listen to the countless sounds
In the winds that gayly bounds
O'er the meads, where, on the wing,
Bright bees hum and lionets sing ;
Pat of raindrop, chat of stream,
Of their song, sweet love's the theme ;
Love there is where zephyr skips,
And in breath of maiden's lips.
In the west, mild evening glows;
Angel's fingers fold the rose ;
1 Silvery dews begin to fall ;
Crimson shades to shadow all ;
Holy Nature veils her face ;
Earth is lost to heaven's embrace
Love is in an hour like this,
As in guileless maiden's kiss.
Go where, through the voiceless night,
Trips fair Lima's silver light ;
Hear of Nature's pulse the beat,
Like the thread of unseen feet ;
See from out the lambent north
Shimmering arrows shooting forth.
Love is in a meteor's start,
As in throb of maiden's heart.
Love's the essence of all things ;
'Tis from love that beauty springs ;
'Twas by love creation first
Into glorious being burst ;
Veiled in maiden's form so fair,
I do worship thee in her.
Spirit sweet all else above
Love is God, since God is love !
The following rules are worthy of
being printed in letters of gold, and placed
in a conspicuous place in every house
1. From our children's earliest infancy
inculcate the necessity of instant obedi
ence. 2. Unite firmness with gentleness. Let
your children always understand that you
mean what you say.
3. .Never promise them anything unless
you are quite sure that you can give
what you say.
4. It you tell a child to do something,
show him how to do it and see that it is
5. Always punish your child for will
fully disobeying you, but never punish
him in anger.
6. Never let them know that they
vex you, or make you lose your self com
1. If they give way to petulance or ill-
temper wait till they are calm, then gently
reason witn tnem on trre improprrety ot
8. Remember that a little present pun
ishment, when the occasion arises, is much
more effectual than the threatening of a
greater punishment should the fault be
9. Never give your children anything
because they cry for it.
10. On no account allow them to do at
one time what you have forbidden under
the same circumstances at another.
11. Teach them that the only sure and
easy way to appear good is to be good.
12. Accustom them to make their little
recitals with perfect truth.
13. Never allow tale bearing.
14. Teach them self denial, not self-
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. P. QUERY.
A. A. GASTON,
And House-Furnishing Goods,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
TTa kppna the larcest stock of Stoves and Tin
Wiro oiror nffYrH in this market. 100 reward
will he nftid to anv nartv that ever sold a larger
or heavier Stove than the "Barley Sheaf." I have
sold tne "iiariey oneai; ior 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.
Feb 1. 1881. A. A. GASTON.
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 which you will find 45 cent Goods selling
rapidly aiioj cenxs. a. can wm tuuvmtc ;uu
we mean every word in this advertisement
T. L. SEIGLE & CO.
Jan. 13, 1881.
Trees for Delivery.
My trees are now ready for delivery, opposite
Mr. Allen Cruse's residence, on Tryon street, be
tween 5th and 6th. A fine lot of Trees, Plants,
Flowers and Flower Seed on hand. Anything
in my line furnished on short notice.
T. W. SPARROW.
Dec. 9, 1881. - Charlotte, N. C.
Burton's Cough Syrup will cure
your Cough. Try it. i cents a douis.
' . WILSON & BURWELL.
Business Habits. , . .;
"There is probably not one farmer in
ten thousand," says an exchange, "who
keeps a set of accounts from which he can
at any moment learn the cost, of anything
he may have produced, or even, the, cost
of his real property. A very few farmers
woo nave Deen Drongni up to ousiness
habits keep such accounts and are able to
tell how their affairs progress, -'what each
crop, each kind of stock ' of each an
imal has cost and what1 each produces.
Knowing these points a farmer Jc&o,'' to
very great extent,' properly s decide
what crops he will grow and what
kind of stock, he ,will ,keep.- : He
will thus be able to apply his labor and
money where it will do the most- good.
He nan weed out his stock and retain only
such animals as may be. kept with a profiu
r or want of such knowledge farmers con
tinue year after year, to feedTcows that
are unprofitable, and frequently sell for
less than her value one that is the best of
the herd, because she is not known to be
any better than the rest. Feed is also
wasted upon ill-bred stock, the keep of
which costs three or four times that of
well-bred animals, which, as has been
proved by figures that cannot be mistaken,
pay a large profit on their keeping. For
want ot kuowing what they cost poor
crops are raised year by year at an actual
lost, provided the farmers labor, at. the
rates current for common labor, were
charged against them. To learn that he
has been working for fifty cents a day
during a number of years, while he has
been paying Ins help twice as much, would
open the eyes of many a farmer who has
been actually doing this, and it would
convince him that there is some value in
figures and book accounts. It is not gen
erally understood that a man who raises
twenty bushels of corn per acre pays twice
as much for his plowing and harrowing,
twice as much for labor, and twice as
great interest upon the cost of his farm as
a neighbor who raises forty bushels per
acre. Nor is it understood that when he
raises a pig that makes 150 pounds of pork
in a year that his pork costs him twice as
much or the corn he feeds brings him but
half as much as that of his neighbor, whose
pig weighs 300 pounds at a year old. If
all these things were clearly set down in
figures in a page in an account book, and
were studied, there would be not only a
sudden awakening to the unprofitableness
of such farming but an immediate remedy
would be sought. I1 or no person could re-
sisi evidence ot tnis Kind it it were once
brought plainly home to him. If store
keepers, merchants or manufacturers kept
no accounts they could not possibly carry
on their business, and it is only because
the farmer s business is one of the most
safe that can still go on working in the
dark and throwing away opportunities of
bettering his condition and increasing his
A. Fountain in Venice.
Venice, the grand city raised by a col
ony of fishermen from a settlement perched
like a sea-iowl on a muddy shoal to be a
capital of the first rank, is not inaptly
called "The Queen of the Sea." The
waters of the Adriatic, finding their way
by numerous streams through a long, nar
row belt of land, form a lagoon about four
miles from the coa9t, scattered over which
are the seventy-two or more little islands
upon which the city is built. This lagoon
is lrom twenty-nve to thirty miles in
length, and about five miles broad. The
city itself is about two miles from the
mainland, with which it is connected by
a viaduct of more than two hundred arches,
lbe city is about eight miles in circum-
lerence, ana viewed trom a distance ap
pears actually to float in the water, the
tide from the Adriatic rising three feet
over the lagoon.
Besides the Grand Canal and the Canal
of St. Mark, there are 146 smaller canals,
which traverse the city in every, direction
and are crossed by 360 bridges. Those,
however, who have imagined that the only
thoroughfares in this city of the sea are
canals, will be surprised to learn that
there are 2,194 streets, or rather lanes
short, crooked, but penetrating every part
of the city, so that, in fact, there is no
building that cannot be reached by land.
A large proportion of these lanes are not
more than lour or five feet wide, being
mere alleyways between houses four and
five stories in height, and the widest does
not exceed twenty-five feet in breadth.
The narrowness and gloom of the streets
are relieved, however, by the the beautiful
and frequently recurring squares. Of
these there are 294 scattered thoughout
the city, the Piazza being the chief.
Many of these squares contain fountains,
which are the enly source of water supply
for the inhabitants. The peculiarity that
this city of marble palaces seems to rise
visionlike from the unsubstantial sea is suffi
cient to render its aspect at all times more
or less fascinating; but in Summer or Au
tumn, the seasons of the highest tides, when
the Grand Place of St. Marks is partially
flooded, and when the image of each pal
ace is doubled by reflection in that "green
pavement which every breeze breaks into
new fantasies of rich tessellation,'' the city
is, indeed, marvelously beautiful. .
The Atlanta Post-Appeal reports
that a gigantic scheme is ou foot, said to
originate from Mr. Edward Atkinson,
which, if carried out, will abolish all the
cotton warehouses in the South. It is
claimed to be the purpose of the company
cf which Mr. Atkinson is reported to be
the head, to establish ginneries at every
accessible point near to and on all railroad
lines, purchase the planters' cotton in the
seed, gin it, and, with theuseofthe Dederic
press, press it into bales of 125 pounds,
and sell direct to the factories. It is stated
farther that it is the purpose of the 'com
pany to secure space in Oglethorpe Park
for the erection of gins and presses to
manipulate all the cotton coming into the
A vonncr man was accustomed
each Sabbath to pass by a church on his
way to join :- his companions in pleasure
taking. When he Lay upon a sick bed
this came home to his conscience. "If
I creep upon my hands and knees I
will be there next Sunday," said lie. Bat
the resolution was vain ere next Sunday
the hand of death was upon him. Young
men, beware. G. Everard.
V Don't Girls. , ; ' ,
Don't think it .absolutely necessary to
your happinesp ,that every afternoon be
spent in making calls, or on the street shop-
piug. aauluc is not a mere noiei wnerein
to eat and sleep-top.dreary .to be endur
ed without company '.firom abroad; home
work is not .mere;) drudgery, ,. put useful
ministration to those you love j Don't
mistake giggling for (cheerfulness, slang
phrases for wit, boisterous rudeness for
frank gayety, impertinent , speeches sfor
nright repartees, j Un the othcr;. hand,
don't be prim, formal, stiff, nor assume a
"company face,"r eloquent of ''prunes, pota
loes, prisms," nor sit bolt upright in a cor
ner hands, feet, eyes and . lips carefully
posea ior enect. aii ettect will be pro
duced, but not the one wished. Nor, yet
sit scornfully reserved, criticising mentally
the jdress, , manners, looks,, etftoC those
around you. Make .up youriinind- that
your companions are, on the whole, a pret
ty nice set of people (if they are not, you
have no busiuess to come among them;)
that there is something to respect and
like in each of them, something to learn
of all of them. Determine to have a nice
time anyhow, then do your part to make
it so. Be genial, cordial, frank. If you
can play and sing ordinarily well, do not
refuse to take your share in entertaining
your companions in that way. You are
not to be a Nilsonor a' Kellogg. If you
can not sing or play, say so frankly, and
do not feel humiliated. You probably ex
cel in some other accomplishment. Even
if you do not, you can possess that one
grand accomplishment to which all others
are but accessories, that of being "a lady"
a true woman, gentle and gracious,
modest and lovable. Dear young girls,
you lives are full of noble possibilities.
There is but one thing earthly so truly ad
mirable as a Christian lady, and that is, a
Christian "gentleman." If an "honest
man be the noblest work of God," sorely
(1U11CCL. blUO VVUUlcftU la AXIS 1UVC1JCBU
Therelore, young maidens of America,
give yourselves to Christ; let Him so mold
you that you may be kings' daughters in
deed, all glorious within, all fair without.
How a Spider Sometimes Makes a Bal
If you anchor a pole in a body of water,
leaving the pole above the surface, and
put a spider upon it he will exhibit marve
lous intelligence by his plans ot escape,
At first he will spin a web several inches
long, and hang to one end while he allows
the other to float off in the wind, in the
hope that it will strike some obiect. Of
course this plan proves a failure, but the
spider is not discouraged. He waits until
the wind changes and then sends another
silken bridge floating off in another direc
tion. Another failure is followed by sev
eral other similar attempts, until all the
points of the compass have been tried.
But neither the resources nor the reason
ing powers of the spider are exhausted.
He climbs to the top of the pole and ener
getically goes to work to construct a silken
balloon. He has no hot air with which to in
flate it, but he has the power of making it
buoyant. When he gets his balloon fin
ished he does not go off upon the mere
supposition that it will carry him, as men
otten do, but he fastens it to a guyrope,
the other end of which he attaches to the
island pole upon which he is a prisoner.
He then gets into his serial vehicle while
it is made fast, and tests to see whether its
dimensions are capable of the work of
bearing him away. He often finds that
he has made it too small, in which case he
hauls it down, takes it all apart, and
constructs it on a larger and better plan.
A spider has been seen to make three dif
ferent balloons before he became satisfied
with his experiment. Then he will get in.
snap the guy rope, and sail away to land
as gracelully and as supremely independ
entofhis surroundings . as could well be
imagined. Rochester Democrat.
Rapid Breathing as an Anaesthetic.
Rev. Dr. M. T. Yates, the well known
Baptist missionary to China", and who
now in that country, in a letter publish
ed in the Biblical Recorder, says of the
surgical operations to which he has recent
ly submitted: -
"My doctors said that they had seen it
stated by an American doctor that if a
person would breathe as rapidly as pos
sible under an operation, he would not
feel the pain of cutting, and they wished
to try it on me, to which proposition I as
sented. Dr. Macleod superintended the
breathing which was' like that of a dog
on a hot summer day holding out ot my
sight a handkerchief in bis hand, to be
dropped as a signal when he saw the
color come in my face for Henderson, the
operating doctor, to go ahead. When Mac
leod told me 'That will do, I was surprised
to find that the operation had been per
formed. This I have tried three times,
and have not, at either time, felt more
pain than is usually inflicted in the case o
vaccination. l heard the kniie rip
through the flesh, like the sound produced
in cutting leather, but I did not feel the
pain. What is the philosophy of this kind
of an anaesthetic? It is simply a diversion
of the mind?"
We presume the rapid breathing acts
very much like the inhalation of laughing
gas; that it oxydizes the blood more high
ly and makes tne heart beat laster, as
shown by the color in the face, and this
exhilaration produces insensibility to phy
sical pain. A man slightly wound ea in
battle often does not know it at the time
partly; perhaps, because of mental : pre
occupation, but mainly, we- suppose, be
cause he is toned up by the excitements
of the conflict. But, whatever may be
the explanation, Dr. Yates's experience is
an instructive instance of the connection
and interaction of bodily estate and men
tal sensibility. 5, . ir ,
"Les Mondes" reports that M
Dufourcet has in the exposed court of his
house two bars of iron planted in the
earth, to each of which is fixed a conductor
of coated wire terminating in a telephonic
receiver. He consults th apparatus twice
or tnrice every aay, - ana it never iaus
through its indications of earth currents
to give notice of the approach of a storm
12 to ! 15 nours belore it actually ar
rives.- - - ; . '' '
' An Historical Document
In the pocket of a drunkard who died a
few days ago in the city prison of San
J? raneieco was found a curious document,
purporting to be in brief the : autobiogra
phy of a man. who began actual life with
more than the usual share of ambition and
glory. In the worn and almost illegible
page was lound the following: descrintion
ofithe famous charge at Balaklava. the
writer at the age of sixteen having appar
ently Deen one oi me immortal six hun
dred: "The bugles rang out their shrill
calls to charge, and w.e went right at the
centre of our foes. This shock was a fearful
one.' As we struck against the enemv. a
Muscovite cavalryman, with a ; look ; as
black as hate on his face and his eve blaz
ing, aimed his lance at my "heart. .1 par-
ui l, i ' t i i
neu. ota uiuw aim struct nis weapon uown,
aqd.then dispatched him. But it must
have beeriron rhirnnIrecelTed-a, tjwound';
or at night I found my left boot full of
blodd and aJance wound- right under the
knee cap. in striking down his lance the
point of it entered my leg, but in the ex
citement of the moment it passed unnotic
ed. I never could tell how we broke
through the Russian lines, but we did.
When we appeared on the other side I
came to my senses.' Then we met another
ine of the enemy, but our spirits were up.
and we passed through them like a sheet
of lightning. It was terrific work, and
our troops Buffered heavily. That wound
under the knee pan was all I received dur
ing the bloody work of the Crimean cam
paign. It hres me up a little, even now,
when I think of those times, just like an
old war horse at the sound of a trumpet;
but I don't think I would care to see or
pass through them again. I went into
that charge a private and came out a Cor
poral, besides receiving two distinguish
marks for - bravery and good
Mr. Isaac W. Van Leer, writing to the
Westchester, (Pa.) Record, says: "In the
Southern swamps the deciduous cypress
sends up knobs from its roots, like straw
beehives, apparently to air them. by keep
ing part above water. We have a tree of
that variety on our lawn (a sand v loam
where water never comes except when it
rains) that continues to push up its round
knobs as it it was growing in the Dismal
Swamp in Virginia. Perhaps another
peculiarity of the cypress may be new to
some of your readers. After transplanting
it grew op a beautiful cone until it reached
about forty feet in height, when a storm
of sleet and wind broke off about one-third
of its length, leaving five of the remaining
limbs of equal length six to nine feet
standing round at an angle of forty-five
degrees. Its beauty being destroyed, I
only waited for a convenient opportunity
to remove it; but 1 soon observed that one
of the long limbs was turning up and
taking -the place of the missing top. After
its erect position was assumed it grew
three feet to its fellow's one, and the tree
is now as straight and symmetrical a cone
as before its accident, without crook, bend.
or enlargement at the place of fracture.
nave noticed two sprigs ot one year s
growth on evergreens turn up in this way,
duc aia not suppose a nmo seven or eight
feet long, with many side limbs, and five
or six years old, would act in the same
way. VV hen the leaves are down you can
see where the break was made by the up
per limb being more slender and the bark
Dear Old Mother. Honor the dear
old mother. Time has scattered the snow
flakes on her brow, pillowed deep furrows
on her cheeks, but is she not sweet and
beautiful now? The hps are thin and
sunken, but those are the lips that have
kissed many a hot tear from childish
cheeks, and they are the sweetest lips in
all the world. The eye is dim, yet it ever
glows with the soft radiance of holy love
which can never fade. . Ah, yes, she is a
dear old mother. The sands of life are
nearly run out, but feeble as she is she
will go farther and reach down lower for
you than any other upon the earth. You
cannot walk into a midnight where she
cannot see you; you cannot enter a prison
whose bars will keep her out; you cannot
mount a scaffold too high lor her to
reach, that Bhe may kiss and bless you in
evidence of her deathless love. ' When the
world shall despise and forsake, when it
leaves you by the wayside to die unnotic
ed, the dear old mother will gather you
in her feeble arms and carry you - home
and tell you all your virtues until you al
most forget your soul is disfigured by
vice. Love her tenderly and cheer her
declining years with holy devotion.
The Title "Reverend." It has come
to us from the Church of Rome. ' Pro
testants haye not been able to shake it off.
It is society rather than the Church that
keeps the usage alive most Protestant
ministers dislike it, and would be glad to
see it abolished. They never attach it to
their own names, and use it in addressing
or speaking of other ministers, only, that
they may not seem disrespectful in omit
ting a word which so6iety has almost uni
versally adapted as a word ot respect sim
ply. ;" The definition of the word in Web
ster's dictionary gives the sense in which
in itself is unobjectionable. Still, it is to
be regretted that the use of this word, as
a title for any men however worthy of
respect, detracts from the value of the
Psalmist's praise where he says of God,
"Holy and reverend is bis name." Michi
gan Christian Herald. .
' Spectacles " Oveb the Mouth. An
elderly gentleman, accustomed to "in
dulge," entered the room of a certain inn,
where sat a grave Friend by the fire.
J Lifting a pair of green spectacles upon bis
loreneaa, ruoDing nis lonamea eyes, ana
calling for hot brandy and water, he com
plained to the Friend that "bis eyes were
getting weaker and weaker, and the specta
cles did not seem to do him any good."
"IU tell thee, friend," replied the Quaker,
"what I think. If thee was to wear thy
spectacles over thy mouth lor a few
months, thy eyes would toon get well
' The value ot production in Mississippi
in 1880, was $12,352,375. ;
The process of "evaporating."
which is now, to a great extent, taking the
place of the old time "drying," is quite
simple. '-The frait is cored and cut into
slices about one-sixteenth of an inch in
thickness, and then exposed to the action
of sulphur fames which prevent fermenta
tion, and then quickly dried by a blast of
heated, dry air until reduced in weight
about one-half. The cost of this process,
which leaves the fruit beautifully white,
as well as preserving its flavor, is at least
twice as great as the old process of drying
wheh intelligently managed; but the sav
ing in weight and the greater excellence
of the fruit treated in the new way fully
compensates for difference iu cost of the
process. Apples . prepared as above,
sell in European markets at fifteen cents
per pound,: giving a very large margin
ior, pront lor, larmers, who prepare
tVkrtt art) ttiA 1na1aia nrriA annrl 4lt
' Cuke fob CoLto. When you get chilly
over and away into your bones, and begin
to snuffle and almost struggle for breath,
just begin in time and your ' tribulations
need not last long. Get some powdered
borax and snuff the dry powder up your
nostril. Get your camphor bottle and
smell it frequently, pour some on your
handkerchief and wipe your nose when
ever needed. Your nose will not get sore
and you will soon wonder what has be
come of ' your cold. Begin this treat
ment in the forenoon, at intervals, until
you go to bed and you will sleep as you
55 The late Mr. Perry Lassetter, of
Lutbersville, was twice married and had
six children born unto him by each wife.
The first child of each wife was a girl, the
second of each was a boy, the third and
fourth were girls, the fifth a boy, and the
sixth a girl, in the same order in both
families. One of the children died, and
soon its corelative in the other family, the
one born in the same order of succession,
died also. We doubt whether there was
ever a Bimiiar coincidence known belore
in the world. Newnan (Ga.) Herald.
No Dkink, No Polick! Mr. Richard
son, a wealthy member ol the feociety ot
Friends, is the proprietor of Bessbrook, a
manufacturing town in Ireland, where 3,
000 workmen are employed in the spin
ning mills. No public drinking-house is
allowed in the place, and as a consequence
no policeeed to be employed. The ope
ratives are sober and orderly, and the
town thus furnishes a model which the au
thorities of other places might well Imi
tate. A Drug Clerk's Fatal Mistake.-
William Seitz, a young man about twenty
three years of age, was fatally poisoned
by taking two spoonfuls of oxalic acid in
mistake for German salts. The unfortu
nate man died in a few minutes after taking
the dose, in terrible agony. A nephew of
the deceased was sent to a drug
German salts, and was given oxalic acid
I instead by the clerk, William Ilalpin.
The coroner's jury found Ilalpin guilty of
A Danger in Lending Earrings. A
singular case of ' contagious vaccination
was reported at the health office recently.
A young lady living in West Baltimore
was recently vaccinated by a prominent
physician, and while suffering with the
fever attending vaccination borrowed a
pair of earrings from a lady friend for a
day. Upon the return of the earrings the
owner put them on, and was astonished to
find that she was thoroughly vaccinated
in the ears. Baltimore Gazette.
The Leg al Profession. The influence
of money on courts is not its worst corrup
tion. The greatest evil is in the fact that
lawyers generally have adopted the theory
that they are bound to do all they can to
gain the cause of their clients, irrespective
of justice. ' The most distinguished crimi
nal lawyers have gained their distinction
by defeating the law and preventing the
execution of justice upon men whom,
they knew to be criminals. American
B5T" A South Carolina negro has been
doing a profitable business with a phono
graph. He put one of these talking instu
ments inside ot a rude, figure of a devil,
and attached a spring in such a manner
that the cylinder would revolve on being
started without the use of a crank. Thus
provided, he set up as a fortune teller.
The negroes had never heard of a phono
graph, and its voice filled them with su
perstitious awe, particularly when the
seer, having drawn from his dupes some
information on the subject of their calls,
and filled the machine with astonishing
answers, made it speak oracularly.
tSf Oyster-shells pat one at a time in
a stove or fire-box that is"clinkered," will
clean the bricks entirely. They should
be put in when the fire is burning bright
Be something in life, do some
thing, aim at something; not something
great, but something good; not something
famous, but something serviceable; not
leaves, but fruit.
tsl Most of our misfortunes are more
supportable than the comments of our
friends upon them.
52f The value of every thing in life de
pends on its power to lead us to God by
the shortest road.
Sheep are being shipped from middle
Tennessee to Texas ranches.
A Massachusetts firm will erect a cotton
mill at Fort Worth, Texas.
' CoL IL C. Culbretb, of Tampa, Florida,
has five acres in tomatoes.
More small grain has been sown in south
era Alabama than ever before.
A sow at Evergreen, Alabama, cave
J birth to two pigs with horns two inches
long. : : , .. . ..... . ..-