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Charlotte ' Home - Democrat,
PUBLISUBD BVBBY FbIDAT BY
YATES & STRONG. '
Tkbmb One Dollar and Fifty Cents for
. One Dollar for o months. ;
Subscription price due in advance.
"Entered at the Poet Office in Charlotte, N
C. as second class matter," according
rules of the P. O. Department.
(Under New Management,)
C II ABIOTTE, H. C
Newly Furnished and Equipped
In the best style.
'-trot nif'Toldarrhs.i-atfftiaje 'solicited.
Give an a trial.. Kates, $2 and $2.50 perday.
SCOVILLE & BROCKENBROUG1I,
Feb. 26, 1887. .. T ' " '
J. P. McCOMBS, M. D.,
Oilers bis 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
Jan. 1, 1885. ,
Dr. Annie L. Alexander,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Practice limited to diseases of WOMEN and
CHILDREN, and attention to Female patients.
Office, at Mrs Latham's,, 214 8outh Tryon
i street, nearly opposite the Post Office.
Charlotte, May 27, 1887. tf
K. BUHWELL. F. D. WALKER.
BUR WELL & WALKER,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts
ES" Office in Law Building.
HUGH W. HARRIS,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
ill practice in the State and Federal Courts.
Office, First door west of Court House.
Oct. 17. 1835.
j OlIARLOTTE, N. C,
f tVill practice in all the Courts of this State
Prompt attention given to collections.
L Nov. 7, 1885. tf
I r. I.. OSBOBNK. W. C. MAXWELL.
OSBORNE & MAXWELL.
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts.
ZW Offices 1 and 3 Law Building.
July 3, 1886. y
HAMILTON C. JONES,
Attorney at Law.
Charlotte, N. C.
'Will practice in the State Courts, and in all
tike Federal Courts in the Western District.
Jan.. 3, 1886. y
G. P. BASON,
Attorney at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
.EST Will practice in the State and Federal
'Courts. Office No 16, Law Building.
Jan. 14, 1887. 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. 1884.
DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Practice Limited to the
EYE, EAR AND THROAT.
HOFFMAN & ALEXANDER,
CHARLOTTE. N. C.
Offlce over A. K. Nisbet & Bro's store. Office
oours trom 8 A. M. to 5 P. M.
C. a. oriuaus. K. 8. BDRWELL.
SPRINGS & BUR WELL,
fcroeers & Commission Merchants,
, Cor. College and 4th Sts.,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Jan. 1, 1837.
B 8 BDRWELL, E. B. SPRINGS, R.A.LEE,
Bnrwell, Springs & Lee,
Charlotte. N. C.
Offices at Chambers' old Livery Stable, and at
Springs & Burwell's Store, on College street,
i a R see U9 before you sell. We want
10,000 Bales Cotton this season for direct ship
ment to Liverpool, and we fully realize that to
get it we must pay f un market prices. At any
', i. uiujr pajr jrwu vo see US
,Ji?RW1LL SPRINGS & LEE.
Sept. 24, 1836.
' . Having secured the services of one of the very
best of Bakers, I am prepared to furnish Bread,
-oi uv cycijvuiu iu me uaKery line.
. s. m. Howell..
H eb. 11, 1887. East Trade Street.
Blood and Liver Pills.
King's Pills are peculiarly adapted to thn fal
lowing Diseases: Bilious, Intermittent and Re
mittent Fevers, Sick Headache, Piles. Indiges
tion, CosUveness,-Colic. Jaundice, Dropsy.
juicijt, aenuurn, ros9 oi Appetite, Dys
pepsia, Diseases of the Liver, Kidneys and
Bladder, Eruptions of the Skin, Nervousness,
and all Disorders that arise from a Diseased
Oliver or impure lilood. For sale by
. BURWELL & DUNN, Druggists.
April 15, 1887. ' Charlotte, N. C.
" Tha tempering of mill 1 picka : is
more a matter of care and observation
than anv special material used in the pro:
ce68. More picks are spoiled by burning
or overheating the corners than by any
part of their manufacture. A slow; lire
and heating back from the point is an es- j
sential feature. Do not draw the edge
thin. ' Leave it a little blunt and grind
for the proper edge. Heat to a cherry
red. no more at the corners than in, the
middle. Dip in clear water, and draw the
temper to a lull Ktiaw color. Ungnten
the edge surface on a grindstone or -with
emery paper before tempering. Millerf
Review. ; ' v
Pharr & Long, j
Successors to E:D. Latta Bro.,)
" ! " CHAltLbTT; titk
Have now the largest and best selected
Men's, Youths and Boys
In the State, and invite all Clothing purchase) s
to an examination of their Prices and stock.
We also have the .latest Novelties in
Gents' Furnishing Goods.
Our Stock of
Includes everything to be desired in this line.
E We solicit Orders from a distance, to
which we promise our careful attention. We
will send Goods to any part of the country, on
approval returnable at our expense.
PHARR & LONG.
March 18, 1887.
A genuine imported article, for eale by
W. M. WILSON & CO ,
May 27, 1887. Charlotte.
And all the leading PATENT MEDICINES
for sale by
R. H. JORDAN & CO.
March 26, 1886.
Having .qualified as Executor of the Will of
Josiah Johnston, deceased, (colored.) I hereby
notify all persons having claims against said
deceased to present them to me on or before the
5th day of June, 1888, or this notice will be
pleaded in bar of their recovery; and all persons
indebted to the said deceased are requested ana
required to make immediate payment.
June 3, 1887. 6w pd
And Real Benefits for the People.
Everything that belongs to Summer Goods
marked down to prices never before heard of in
Come and see them, and you will be con
vinced of the truth of what we claim
Come Early, "
And thus secure the cream of the many bargaina
we are daily offering.
JS.. Li. KJSJS3LEU UU.
June 3, 1887.
University of North Carolina,
CHAPEL HILL, N. C.
The session is divided into two terms: the first
beginning the last Thursday in August and end
ing at Christmas, tue second beginning early in
January and ending first Thursday in June.
Tuition $30 for each term. For room rent
and service, So per term. Those unable to
pay tlu-ir tuition are allowed to give their notes,
secured it possible. Tuition in the JNorraal
Course free. Post Graduate instruction also
free. The Faculty i3 now sufficiently strong to
give. instruction in a wide range of studies.
For terms in the Law School apply to Hon.
John Manning, L. L. D. For Catalogues apply
to w . T. Patterson, Bursar, Chapel mil, JN. C
For special information apply to
KEMP B. BATTLE, L. L. D.
June 24, 1887. lm
PURE, HARD AND BRILLIANT
Brazillian Axis Cut Pebbles.
For sale by Hales & Boyne, Charlotte.
1 hey are a natural stone, almost as nerd as a
diamond, take a high polish, will not scratch, nor
will moisture collect on them in warm weather.
They confer a brilliancy and a distinctness of
vision, with an amount of case and comfort not
hitherto enjoyed by spectacle wearers.
lney neutralize and prevent the irritating rays
oi ngtit trom entering the eye.
They improve, strengthen and preserve the
sight, thereby resting the optic nerves r i3 in
very many cases preventing headache.
On account of the purity of the material of
which they are made, they cause no dizziness or
wavering of sight. Every pair warranted.
The common, inferior Spectacles, which are
sold and bought, regardless of their quality or
accuracy, are made from inferior material or im
perfect Lenses discarded from better grades,
they stimulate beat, irritate and fatigue the eye,
tney retract the. rays or light unequally and fail
to correct all optical defects.
we wisn 10 impress upon me public me im
portance of taking good care of their eyes, and
never neglect using glasses when the first symp
toms of failing sight appear, livery genuine
pair is stamped with Trade-Mark BP. The Peb
bles are set in Gold, Silver, Celluloid, Steel,
JNickel, and Rubber Frames. For sale by
HALES & BOYNE,
Jewelers and Opticians, Charlotte, N. C.
juarch as, i7.
CHICKEN CHOLERA CURE.
A certain Cure for Cholera, for sale by
W. M. WILSON & CO.
; . ' Charlotte, N.
Emulsion Cod Liver Oil at
W. M. WILSON & CO'S.
For making Yellow Butter.
- W. M. WILSON & CO.
March 18, 1887. Druggists-
We have the Improved Tubular Lantern ; also
the Buckeve. with Double Globes.
R. H. JORDAN & CO.
Dr. Scott's Electric Hair Curler
immediately crimps, bangs or curls the Hair to
anv desired shape. J cr sale by
R. H. JORDAN & CO.
Bread, Cakes and Pies
Of every description. Hot Rolls every even
S. M. HOWELL'S BAKERY,
Sept. 17. 1886. Trade Street
h Averill Ready-Mixed Paints are considered
the best. For sale by
. . v i W. M. WILSON & CO.,
Sept. 10, 1886. Druggists
; n. Somewhere.;;
Somewhere tke wind is blowing, 1 .'r j
-'I thought a 1 toiled aloDg. ; :
In the burning heat of the noontide, J (
' And the fancy made me strong. . f
Yep, tomewhere the wind, is blowing,. -
, Though bere where I gasp and sigh: j
-Not a breath 6f air is stiring, !
!r. iNot a clond in. the burnmsr skv- -
Somewhere thething we long for ,
H.X181S on eartn s wiae Douna,
Somewhere the sun is shining , ",
When winter, nips the ground;
.. Somewhere the flowers are epringiug,'f
And ready. unto the harvest
; To feed he hungry jtowhj
Somewhere the twilight gathers;
,And weary men lay, by '"- 'k- '
.The. burden of the daj-timc ' iw : : ;
'And wrapped la slamber ii. - ' ' J
Somewhere the day is breaking,
And gloom and darkness'flee; -Though
storms oar bark are tossing,
There' somewhere a placid sea.
And thus I thought, 'tis always
In this mysterious life . .
There's always gladness somewhere,
In spite of its pain and strife; .
And somewhere the sm and sorrow
Of earth are known no more,
Somewhere our weary spirits ; .
Shall find a peacelal shore.
Somewhere the things that-'try us
Shalt all have passed away,
' Aud doubt and (ear no longer
Impede the perfect day.
O brother, though the darkness
Around thy 6oul be cast,
The earth is rolling suuward,
And light shall come at last.
Charmed by a Snake.
While walking along the railroad, from
a rustling in the bushes my attention was
directed to the spot, when to my surprise
I saw a large kiug-snake running along
rapidly, and lust behind web a inlrown
rabbit following the snake, apparently
without fear. I tie rabbit would stop until
the snake would get five or six feet in ad-
uce, and would then move up -by the
side of the snake and slop. The snake
was moving in the direction of where
was Btanding and when about six feet off
the snake discovered me and stopped
The rabbit ran on immediately in front of
the snake without taking notice of my
presence, and then stopped. The snake
placed himself in a striking position, and
both remained quiet for a time, finally
I drew my stick to hit the rabbit, it diB
covered me and ran off.. The rabbit look
ed upon me as an enemy, or friend and de
liverer, or perhaps its instinct taught mm
that the snake was its destroyer and so
charmed that it could not resist the . mag
netio influence until there was a meditator
at band; or perhaps its instinct taught it
that the king-snake was the destroyer of
other snakes the fed upon birds, rabbits,
etc.. and looked upon the king-snake as
protector. Baxley ( Ga. Manner.
Ladies' Muslin and Gauze
Balbriggan's and Lisle Thread. Under-Vests
all sizes and all qualities.
Another stock of Swiss and Nainsook
Flouncing at 25 per cent less than earlier in the
We have made big reductions in prices of some
White Goods, Oriental Laces, Torchon Laces
Children's Hosiery, &c. If you want a nice
We have them and will sell you cheap. Com
and see what bargains we are offering.
IIARGRAVES & ALEXANDER.
June 3, 1887. 33 West Trade street
Pure Reliable Drugs
An assortment not to be excelled in quality
and prices anywhere.
In fact everything kept in a first class Drug
Store ean be found in this establishment. Give
us a call. !
R. T. BECK & CO.,
Cor. Trade and College Sts., Charlotte, N. C.
We have received a large and complete stock
of Window Glass, large and small sizes, single
and double thick.
R. H. JORDAN & CO.,
May 15, 1886. - Springs' Corner.
Paid in Cash or Trade, at
ROSS & ADAMS'
Book and Stationery Store, No. 17 S.,Tryon St.
July 9, 1886. , .
To Farmers and Merchants.
pounds Blue Stone, ; Wholesale and
W. M. WILSON & CO.,
NEW MILLINERY FIRM
NEW . STOCK
The undersigned will open in a few days a
choice, and well selected stock or MlL.LilJ(JKX,
and all other lines of Goods connected with the
Millinery Trade. Our Stock has been carefully
selected by C. M. QUERY, who b as just returned
from the Northern Markets, wnere ne nas secureu
all the latest Novelties and at
The Lowest Prices
Goods can be bought for cash..
Our terms (according to our written contract)
Strictly Cash on Delivery,
And we assure onr old friends and customers,
although we cannot charge Goods on our books,
(except by special contract,) the great advantage
we can give you in low prices will ten times over
balance the small and unsatisfactory benefit of
having Goods charged for a few days or weeks.
Our Trimming and Dress Makine Department
will be managed by Mbs. QUJiiKi, nerseu.
We have secured the services of that popular
and efficient ; Saleslady, Misa Bksse Houston,
We extend a cordial invitation to all to call
and see our
And low cash Prices, and . will do our best to
please you, and guarantee entire satisfaction in
any thing you buy from us.
tST Orders by Mail solicited. They will re
ceive prompt and careful attention. .
Mbs. P. QUERY & CO.
March 18. 1887. -
Fishing Propensities' tof the: Eagle.
r Some cori6us stdrfes'of the easle. in re-
atfon, pa'riicdlarly iolta pshing propenei-
ties,1 are" given -in Capt. Lloyd's Field
SporU"bf tb'e. North ' bt. 'Kurope.' It most
be mentiQne'd,that the eagle and pike sto-
ries are not givetf oh' bT8"owp authority,
dui oa mat oi oiner men wnom ne oonsiu-
ered' trust worth j,'-in.2f whose names he
gives. ib appears mat several inBiancea i
were known, of .pike" Wlmming '. about I
Scandinavian" lakes'and rivers with' the!
T "W a - A 1 - W " A . 11
skeletons of eagles, aVtacbed
to thtm by
the talons. .The bird had .seized the fiab,
and not being able to disengage his talons
bad. been . taken undfr the water and
drowned. I The stories. are at follows; ."'Id
Lake 4 Wettern, in Eaetgothland,. as alsd
that of Kingnjon, in, Scania,' ao, a aid :JJr,
Wulman, 'pike haveJbeen caught with the
eagle on. their backs.! 'The ..one taken in
Wettern iiad for an n nil sr. pf years exhib- I
ted the skeleton above the surface of-vtbe
water: and the fishermen, who believed it
to be the harbinger of misfortune, al ways,
when aware of it. made for the shore, as
quickly as possible. The flesh having rot
ted away from the bones', the skeleton bad
assumed a greenish hue, probably in con
sequence of v some algse or the like with
which it was overgrown, causing it' at- a
distance to resemble-a bush.'" - Again:
My brother, Capt. Axel' Westfeldt,
Lieutenant J. Lekander, and the fisherman
Mod in,' writes a friend on whom I place
every reliance, were one day fishing with
the Langref that in, a line of great
length in a large lake invFyksdal, in
Wermeland. When they had- proceeded
considerable distance from the land,
Mod in suddenly pulled the boat around,
and, in evident alarm, commenced rowing
with all bis might toward the shore. One
of the party asked the man what he meant
by this strange conduct. 'The Siotroll,
or water-f pint, is here again, replied he,
at the same time pointing with his hnger
far to seaward. Every one in the boat
then saw in the distance something great
ly resembling the horns of an elk or rein
deer progressing rapidly on the surface of
the water. 'Row toward it, exclaimed
Lekander: 'and see if I don't give this
ghostly Siotroll a shot! I am not afraid
of it.' . It was with great difficulty, how
ever, that Modin could be prevailed upon
once more to alter the course of the boat
and to make for the apparition. But at
length the man's fears were partially al
laved, and the chase commenced in good
earnest. When they bad neared the ob
ject sufficiently, Lekander, who was stand
ing gun in hand in the bow of the boat.
fired, and fortunately with deadly effect.
Un taking possession of the prize it was
found to be a huge pike, to whose back
the skeleton 'of an eagle was attached.
This fish, or rather the bones of the bird,
had been seen by numbers for several
years together, and universally went under
the above designation m Sjotroll
' Hedgehog and' Viper.
The hedgehog of Southern Europe is an
inveterate enemy of 'the vipers which
abound in the forests there. A forest
guard not long ago, had - an opportunity
to watch an interesting combat between
one of the hedgehogs and a viper. Seeing
a particularly large . snake , asleep in the
sun, the guard was approaching to kill it,
when he saw a hedgehog creeping np to
the reptile over the soft mobs. As soon
as the hedgehog had got within reach of
the viper it seized the reptile's tail with its
teeth and. Quicker than thought, rolled
itself up into a ball. By the time the vi
ner had awakened it found nothing but a
ball of sharp quills to fight against. . It
struck viciously at the mass, bnt without
touching the hedgehog's skin. Then the
snake dragged its body to its full length,
without escape: it writhed and turned,
and then thrust itself again and again up
on its enemy. At the end of five minutes
the snake was pierced and bleeding in
several places. It fell exhausted to the
erround. and after several throeB and at
tempts at resistance it fell dead. When
it was satisfied that the viper1 was quite
dead the hedoreho? onietlv unrolled itself.
o a i. - i ;
and would nndoubtedlv have made a meal
upon the snake if the guard bad- not "ap
proached. The hedgehog, seeing him,
rolled itself up into a ball again, and re
mained thus until 1 he had disappeared
through the woods. . The animal had not
killed the snake, but had compelled it to
kill itself upon its sharp quills. .
The weak man is be who forms
many purposes and drops one after anoth-
er in tue lace oi aitncuuiee. ine strong
. r m i . t mi
is he who forms a few purposes, but in the
face of all opposition, carries each - one
through to successful issues.
The unremitting retention of sim
ple and high sentiments in obscure duties
is hardening the character to tb'at temper
which will work with honor, if need be, in
the tumult or on the scaffold.
ATTENTION I .
We are now ready to buy WOOD for our
Factory. Parties having Hickory and White
Oak to sell would do well to call on us.
July 8. 1887. lm Charlotte, N. C
The Wilmington Star.
REDUCTION IN PRICE.
' Attention is called to the followidg reduced
rates of subscription, cash in advance :
Thb Daily Stab One year 6, six months
3, three months fl.ou, one month ov cents.
' Thb Weekly Stab -One year f 1, six months
CO cents, three months 80 cents.
Our Telegraph News service has recently been
largely Increased, and it is onr determination to
keep the Stab up the highest standard of news
paper excellence. Address
WM. H. BERNARD,
July 8, 1887. ' Wilmington, N. C.
Low Prices. ;
We are rapidly filling our large and handsome
New Store with New Goods to replace Stock
destroyed by the fall of our building 14th May
The Merchant! of the surrounding country
have only to give ns a trial to be convinced that
we are selling Hardware as low as any house in
the State.- - ' :! ' 5 '
HAMMOND & JUSTICE. ,
Oct. 9. 1886. . i i.J:: ' .
k Narrow Escapes
The tale f am about1 to" tellis somethinitr
thavrehal) never, cease to regret, and of
which JL ain to this day ashamed; yet, be-
cause ( the. fault' is so common and the
temptation so sudden, in the hope of pro-
tecting others against it, I shall unbosom
myBeii, ana oring lorwara me previously
unpublished hisiory bf a scene which made
me persons concernea pracucauy. several
years blder in an instant of time? ' ' '
A long while ago I received a visit from
-, . S " ' tl
long while ago I received a visit from
a gentleman, who spent the evening with
me. ' Dunug the evening various incidents
were .narrated, by him and myself. , At
last I told of a circumstance which 'had
recently occurred. In the story an ac
count was given of repelling by the use
of the pistol an assault from a man under
the influence of delirium tremens. ' ,
In the course of the narrative 1 took a
single-barrelled pistol from a drawer and I
pointed it at my friend , to illustrate the
scene described. The pistol I was sure
was not loaded.' The pistol bad but ' one
barrel, and I shot the load out of it and
placed it. safely in the drawer," so I was
certain that there was no danger in its use.
. 1 pointed it at my visitor at a distance
of about two feet frQm his face, and went
on with the' story. ' He looked at the pis
tol and at me, and said, "Don't point that
at me, my friend." ' '
"O" said I, "there is no load in it; I
shot the load out of it myself a few days
and to prove that it was 'bate I
turned it toward my own breast, and
though it was cocked, I pulled upon the
trigger with all my might.
O, well," Baid he, "if it isn't loaded go
on with the story."
oo 1 pointed it at him again and con-
tinned the story, unconsciously pulling
still on the trigger, when horrible to tell,
it was discharged, filling my friend's face
with powder, the bullet grazing his face
as it passed, and sinking half an inoh into
a mahogany writing desk on the other side
of the room!
Who loaded that pistol after I had
emptied it I never knew. Why it. did
not go off when I pointed it at my own
breast and did my best to snap the trig
ger, I cannot tell. That it was the merest
accident that i was not pointing it full in
my friend's face when it did explode I
very well know.
Two badly frightened men were there
and as thankful as they were frightened.
Realizing the folly of my conduct I asked
my friend, not to mention the occurrence
for ten years.
It has been thirty years, and last sum
mer as I entered the Methodist Episcopal
Church at Greenland, N. H., I found that
the pastor was absent, and saw that very
man, the Hev. U. a. JJinsmore, in the pul
pit preachiog the sermon. A most vivid
recollection of a narrow escape from sui
cide in the first instance and homioide in
the .second diverted my attention for a
few moments from the discourse. And I
thanked God for my escape and for his.
Never point a pistol, even if you tmnk
yon know it to be empty, at any person. I
had never done it before, and yon may be
certain I have never done it since. But in
two years afterward I counted two hun
dred and four instances recorded in the
newspapers of persons accidentally shot
and seriously or fatally wounded by just
such a foolish fellow as I was. J. M.
Hurry and Dispatch.
Among the many causes of poor and
inefficient work is the habit of hurry,
which takes possession ol some busy peo
ple. Having or imagining they have more
to do in a given time than oan be done
properly, they grow confused, agitated,
and nervous: and, under this pressure,
they proceed with the work in hand with
out requisite deliberation and care,' perhaps
omitting parts of it sometimes important
parts and prodncing at last an imperfect
and inferior performance, which can nei
ther be permanent nor satisfactory.
There is hardly any employment, trom
the simplest manual work to the most
complex and difficult mental labor, that
does not sutler lrom this cause. lbe
dwelling house in process of building is to
be finished at a certain time. With proper
forethought and system it would have
been done, but the time approaches and
the work is still incomplete. The future
occupants are impatient, the contractor is
anxious, the workmen are driven, the
work is hurried through, and annoyance.
discomfort, and sometimes danger ensue,
and repairs are soon found necessary. The
business man undertakes more than he
can manage, the days are not long enough
for his needs, he is agitated by the con
stant pressure, ' driven by conflicting
claims, his business suffers for the want of
a clear and . cool head, his health suffers
from continual and unrelaxed exertion,
family suffers from his deterioration,
and general disaster ensues. The physi
cian,. with many other calls to make, hur
ries .through the visit, neglecting some im
portant symptom, and his patient dies;
the lawyer hurries through his plea, and
loses his case; the preacher hurries
through the preparation of his sermon,
and fails to make an impression; the ar
tist hurries on lis picture to completion,
and his best conception is not there; the
teacher hurries through a prescribed course
of instruction, and the class is left desti
tute of the moie important elements of
knowledge. It is not too much to say
that a large proportion ol the unhappiness,
the ignorance, the loss ot property, and
even the loss of life, that is endured in the
world is to be directly traced to the hur
ry and drive which characterize so much
of the labor performed.
Many persons not only drift into these
hurried ways, but pride themselves upon
them. They "boast of their speed, and
contrast it with the slower measures of
their most deliberate neighbors. They
flatter themselves upon their dispatch, and
hold themselves of more value on that ac
count. Slowness in work, lingering or
loitering over what is to be done, is not
to be recommended. On the contrary,
energy and vigor will prompt the healthy
and industrious man to labor steadily and
rapidly, while neglecting nothing that is
needed to perfect his work. But this is
very different from the agitated and ex
cited hurry which has been mentioned,
and which is to be deprecated. -PAakf-
phia ledger, ; ' T'r " 'i
A Mother's Influence.' v 1
It has been beautifully eaid of a mother!
that "she is both the morning and even
ing star of life. The ' light of aer eye is
always the first to set . and generally the
last to set upon the checkered life of
man."" She wields a power more decisive
far than syllogism in argument or " courts
of last appeal in authority. ' Next to Om
nipotence, hers is the strongest moral in
fluence known upon earth. She has beei
called "the Divinity of Infancy.' She
oan shower around her the most genial of
all influences, and from the time when she
first laps her little one in elyeium by
clasping it 10 ner Dosom, "its am para
dlse," to the moment when that - child is
independent of her aid, her smile, her
word, her wish is an inspiring force. A
sentence of encouragement or praise from
her is a joy for a day. A mother's look, a
mother's smile or a mother's word mar
seem to be a small and insignificant thing,
but more mature reflection will bring us to
a very dmerent conclusion. We might
ask the one who may be tempted to attach
but little importance to the influence of
the mother. Is it a little thing to fashion
an immortal spirit after a heavenly model?
It is a little thing to develop infant powers
and bring to light all that seems hidden
in the soul to train the ear by sweet
sounds and the eye ty lovely dolors ? Is
it a little thing to teich the use of lan
guage and form what is emphatically
called "our mother tongue ?"
- It is the godly mother the mother
whose heart is illuminated with heavenly
light and quickened and sanctified by the
Holy Spirit that can offer the simple,
tender, touching prayer whioh the young
est can comprehend and can seize upon
the happy moment for implanting troth.
She, and she only, can time all and rule all
by that sceptre which is wreathed with
silk, the sceptre of genuine, heartfelt love.
A little boy, when asked what made home
pleasant and beautiful, and why one house
was not as much a home as another, re
plied, pointing to his mother, "Because
she is here!" True, living consistent
piety is the mother's brightest ornament,
her truest glory, her noblest support and
her richest pleasure. Her life should be a
calm, holy, beautiful walk from the hearth
stone to the alter fire, from the bosom of
her family to the throne of God. .
It has been the testimony of good men
in all ages, that they owe chiefly to their
mother's the best inspiration of their
lives. "I had rather possess my mothers
picture," once wrote the poet Cowper,
"than the richest jewel in the British
crown." The venerable John Quinoy
Adams ooce said, "It is due to gratitude
and nature that I should acknowledge and
avow that, such as I have been, whatever
it was and such as I am, whatever it is,
and such as I hope to be in all futurity
must be ascribed, under Providence, to
the preoepta and example of my mother."
Sweetly and truely has the poet sung, .
"The sounds that fall on mortal ear,
As dew-drops pure at even;
That soothe the breast or start the tear, '
Are Mother, Home, and Heaven V
- A Farmer Saved by a Dog.
From the town of Castelnaudary,
France, writes a Paris correspondent,
comes a story that is literally true, yet
winch reads like the invention ot a sensa
tional novelist. A farmer living in the
environs of that town, and who ' was
known to have saved money, returned
home one evening, accompanied by his
dog, a large, powerful, and very intelli
gent animal. On reaching the house the
dog at once darted to the farmer's bed
room, as if in search of something, and
dashed under the bed. A short struggle
ensued, and the dog then emerged drag
ging the corpse of a man that he had
found hidden under the bed, and whom
he had seized by the throat and instantly
strangled. The farmer's wife recognized
the dead man as a tramp to whom she
had that morning given food and drink,
and who had then, as she thought, gone
on his way. Her husband at once wentr
in search of the police, who, on arriving,
thoroughly examined the body. - Con
cealed in the clothes were found a long,
sharp knife, a loaded revolver, and a whis
tle. The policemen then hid themselves,
and one of their number blew the whistle.
Four men obeyed the signal and entered
the house, and were immediately cap
tured. Thanks to the dog, the lives .of
the farmer and his wife had been saved,
for one of the miscreants confessed that
their comrade was to have murdered
them both, and that they themselves were
then to have aided in stripping the house
of its contents and in carrying them away.
A "Funny Thing."
"Funny thing occurred down at our
lfouse, Christmas," said the brakeman.
"I'm away almost every night in the year,
but Christmas night I got a lay-off and
staid home with the wife and babies.
Next door to ns lives one of the; stingiest
old codgers that ever was. Wheeler is
his name, and everybody calls him stingy
Wheeler. He is an old chap, who has no
children and no friends, and who is said
to be worth a good deal of money. I've
had a good deal of sickness in my house
this winter, and times have been right
bard with ns.; It was mighty little Christ
mas we had, I can tell you. 'Well, there's
one thing we can say, Henry,' said my
wife to me, .'and that is that onr bouse is
not hard to warm. It beats all the way
coal does last ns here. That half-ton you
got a month ago isn't nearly all gone yet.'
'That's the way coal lasts when there's
nobody to steal it, as we had where we
lived last,' I replied. 'Now there's only
one man in this neighborhood I'd suspect
of stealing coal, and that's stingy Wheeler.
I wouldn't trust that old cogger vary far.'
"Neither would I,' said my wife. That
night after we got in bed my wife woke
me, saying that she was sure she heard
some one in the coal-house. 'I believe it's
old Wheeler,' I said. 'So do I,' my wifo
replied; 'but be careful, Henry, and don't
get into any trouble with the old skin
flint,' she added, as I hastily dressed my
self. Softly I tiptoed out to the coal
bouse, and, sure enough, there was a man
there hard at work with a shovel. It was
stingy Wheeler, and he was throwing
coal from his bin into mine!" ) " '
' Cumberland county farmers
about laid by their core.
What may 1 be Accomplished by Energy
V- 'ul - -' aBa Perseverance! '"T:!7 f
.Col. It W. Piockney, in Dixie, a newa
paper published in Atlanta, Ga., relates
the following incidents, which came Tra
der the writer's; own observation, .where
success trod closely on the heel of perse
verance and industry: , '
A man can make a living, snd also
make money, in hundreds of ' different
ways in this country, and it is a1 'mighty
good thing that this is 60, else over-production
would be the rule, not the exception.
I know a 'man who is getting rich out of
baby swings. It's a simple, cheat thine
to make, and be started in a simple and
cheap way" to make them, his entire outfit
of tools comprising two-saws, two saw
benches, a draw shave, two hand- planes,
a brace and some bits, a rough work
bench. . He didn't stand around with
hands in his pockets waiting for somebody
with capital to come along and boost him.
Not much. He thought these swings
would sell so he made one and peddled it
round until he iouod a purchaser. Then
he made another and sold that, and- thus
he kept on until finally people began to
think his swings were a good thing ; to
have in the family, and they began to in
quire for them, o He started eight years
ago, and alone did all the work bf mak
ing and selling them.' Things with him
are very different to-day.: He has a shop
two Btories in height, and machinery for
eawiog, planing, boring, mortising, turn
ing, and sandpapering the material enter
ing into the construction of these swings.
In that shop forty men', find constant
employment, and, as I said before, the
owner is getting rich oat of it. Counting
the wives and children ot the workmen in
that shop, there is a population of nearly 1
or quite one hundred and fifty making - a
living out of one man's idea that a baby
swing would sell. A baby swing is not a
very big thing, but it is in this case big
enough to keep quite a little village busy
and comfortable. . .
A step ladder is a mighty handy, thing
to have around the house. Five yesrs
ago, three men, by the closest kind of
scraping, twisting and borrowing, man
aged to get together five hundred dollars.
They bought some lumber, rigged up a
circular or buzz, rip saw, and started in to
make step ladders. I? or two years it wss
a struggle of the hardest kind; sales had
to be made by personal canvass, prices
obtained permitted no margin of profit,
and the outlook was of such a discourag
ing nature that their friends and 'neigh
bors pitied them first, then .'prophesied
dead failure, and finally laughed at their
folly in sticking by a losing game. There
came a change, however. A prominent
house-furnishing goods firm one day wrote
them for prices on five thousand ladders.
The size of this possible order very nearly
took them off their feet. They bad sense
enough, however, to understand that this
big bouse would not give them the. order
unless prices were made away down, so
they sat down and figored the thing over,
and having decided that matter, awaited
the result, which turned in their favor and
they got the order. Then they went to
work; each one took his coat off and
pitched in; they worked sixteen hours a
day until that order was filled, and it was
filled on time, and each ' ladder was hon
estly made. The only expense they' real
ized was for lumber, screws and paint.
They had done all the work themselves.
This was the turning point in their busi
ness career. Within a month from the
delivery of these five thousand ladders
they bad contracted with the same' house
for a monthly supply of two thousand five
hundred. They were on their feet, now,
and began to push things. They sre
turning out to-day, with .fifteen men, ten
thousand step ladders each month, and
have been doing this for more than a year.
About fifteen years agoin one s of the
big planing mills in Chicago, a strip of
board catching, in somd unaccountable
manner, on a buzz saw was hurled with
violence against the leg of one 'of. the
workmen, breaking it and badly mangling
the flesh. The injury resulted io incapac
itating the man for performing .the labor
required of him in the mill, and he was
compelled to seek other means of liveli
hood. A pan of fine mechanical attain
ments, his endeavors very;, naturally
sought outlet io that direction, so he built,
after his own ideas, a scroll or fret - saw,
foot power, and rigged up a seat on it, as
he was unable to stand for any.Jength of
time, and began sawing put and putting
together articles for household ornament
and utility. He regarded this as simply
a temporary means of paaking a .living.
After a time he added to his scroll saw a
light boring-attachment and then a little
turning lathe. Then he bought a cheap set
of carver's tools. You see be was always
looking out to save labor and to combine
originality in the artioles he turned out.
Time ran along, and almost before be
knew it, he was getting more orders than
he could, alone, fill, sonie hired a ' man to
dress and prepare his . materials, lay out
the patterns, and put the articles together.
Still his orders increased, and be hired
another and still another man. Tq-djty
he has thirty men in his employment, and
he does no physical labor himself. Mak
ing money? Yes, right along, but it was
a viry little thing that gave him his start.
Now, the point I wish to make is this :
Capital, in large amounts, is not necessary
in the founding of' industrial enterprises.
A good deal of pluck and energy, and un
conquerable perseverance, are better than
money, because, having these, money be
comes the result, not the means of success.
Money is valuable, not as the meacs by
which an end may be accomplished, but
rather because it is the result of in accom
plished end. It has power; immense pow
er, but without energy behind iritis pow
erless. Perseverance and energy - can
make money, but money cannot- make
perseverance and energy. What I would
like to see in our Sunny South is more
small industrial establishments. I would
rather see a dozen shops employing three
men each, than one shop employing three
dozen men. There is more money in. the
three dozen, because there is greater - pos
sibility for their expansion ; and growth.
Don't wait for the establishment of big
enterprises with heavy capital, but start
little ones in a modest way, and then let
them grow, as the majority of them sure
ly will, - - -i