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CHARLOTTE, N. CM FRIDAY, JULY 29, 1887.
VOLUME XXXVI. NUMBER 1822
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Newly Furnished and Equipped
In the best style.
tlot and Cold Baths. Patronage solicited.
Give m a trial. Hates, $2 and $2.50 perday.
Feb. 28, 1887. y
J. P. McCOMBS, M. D.f
OiloM his professional services to the citizens of
Charlotte and surrounding country. All calls,
both niht and day, promptly attended to.
OHce 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 South Tryon
street, nearly opposite the Post Office.
Charlotte, May 27, 1687. tf
.l!UaVELL. P. D. WALKER.
BURWELL & WALKER,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
VV ill practice in the State and Federal Courts
Office in Law Building.
HUGH W. HARRIS,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts.
Office, First door west of Court House.
Oct. 17, 1895.
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
tVHI practice in all the Courts of this State
Prompt attention given to collections.
Nov. 7, 1885. tf
I I. OSHOUNE. W. C. MAXWELL.
OSBORNE & MAXWELL,
Attorneys at Law,
C II ARL O T T E, N. O.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts.
W Offices 1 and 3 Law Building.
July 3, 1S8G. y
HAMILTON C. JONES,
Attorney at Law.
Charlotte, N. C.
Will practice in the State Court?, and in
ha Federal Courts in the Western District.
I Jan. 8, 13SG. y
G. P. BASON,
Attorney at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
ZW" Will practice in the State and Federal
Courts. Office No. 10. Law Building.
Jan. 14, 1887. y
DR. M. A. BLAND.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Oilice in Brown's buildinc. onnnsitp. f'harWtn
Oas uyid for the painless extraction of teeth
DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Practice Limited to the
EYE, EAR AND THROAT.
Jan. 1, 1884.
HOFFMAN & ALEXANDER,
CHARLOTTE, N . C .
Ulllce over A. K. Nisbet & Bro's store. )flic
Hiurs irom 8 A. .H. to 5 1. M.
Jan. 1, lSSd.
oruiaus. E. S. BURWELL.
SPRINGS & BURWELL,
Grocers & Commission Merchants
Cor. Colleqe and 4th Sts.,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Jan. 1, 1837.
9 HUinVELL, E. D. SPRINGS, It. A.LEE
Burwell, Springs tfc Lee,
Charlotte, N. C.
j"1"1-" ll uamtiers' old JLivery Stable, and at
I opnn.s t.v UurweU's Store, on College street
I near the Cotton Platform.
"au l? sce us More you sell. We want
JD.OOO Bales Cotton this season for direct ship
ment to Liverpool, and we fully realize that to
get it we must pay full market nrices. At anv
i miijr jmjf jwu iu see Us.
Having secured the services of one of the very
best of Bakers, I am prepared to furnish Bread
uaiii-s, anu everyming in me Uakery line
S. M. HO W ELT,
b eb. 11, 1887. East Trade Street
Blood and Liver Pills.
King's Pills are peculiarly adapted to the fol
lowing Diseases : Bilious, Intermittent and Re
mittent Fevers, Sick Headache, Piles, Indices
tton, Costlveness, Colic. Jaundice, Dropsy
Dysentery, Heartburn, Loss of Appetite, Dys
pepsia, Diseases of the Liver, Kidneys and
lJiaiiaer, Eruptions of the Skin, Nervousness
ana all Disorders that arise from a Diseased
L.iver or impure Blood. For sale by
. BURWELL & DUNN, Druggists,
April is, 1887. Charlotte, N. C.
We ble68 Thee, our father in Heaven,
for thy kindness this day, and pray for
thy protection while we sleep. Help all
children to love Thee and keep Thy Com
mandments. Teach all who have the care
of children to lead them in the ways of
truth and holiness. May all Thy crea
tures hear and believe the Gospel, and
honor Thee in Thy deeds, words and
thoughts. And when the sleep of death
shall overtake ut, may we awake iu the
kingdom of everlasting rest. Our pray
ers are offered in th name of our Lord
and Saviour Jesus Christ, Amen.
Having qualified as Administrator of the
Estate of David W. McDonald, deceased, I
hereby notify all persons holding claims against
said deceased to present the same to me on or
before July 20th, 1888, or this notice will be
pleaded in bar of their recoveiy ; and all per
sons indebted to said deceased are requested to
make prompt payment.
JNO. R. ERWIN,
July 15, 1887. 6v Administrator.
As Administrator of the Estate of David W.
McDonald, deceased, I will sell at public auction
on Tuesday, August 2d, 1887, at the residence of
J. W. S. Todd, in Berryhill township, the Per
sonal Property of said deceased.
JNO. R. ERWIN,
July 15, 1887. 3w Administrator.
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 undersigned having been duly qualified as
Executor of the last Will and-Testament of Mrs
Susan Spratt Finch, before the Probate Court of
Mecklenburg county, on the 24th day of June,
1887, hereby notifies all persons holding claims
against the Estate of his Testatrix, to present the
same to him for payment on or before 20th July,
18S8, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of
their recovery. All persons indebted to said
Estate will make payment to him.
K. S FINCH.
Executor of Mrs Susan S. Finch
July 15, 1887. 6w
the leading PATENT MEDICINES
for sale by
R. H. JORDAN & CO.
March 26, 188G.
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, aod you will be con
vinced of the truth of what we claim
And thus secure the cream of the many bargains
we are daily offering.
E. L. KEESLER & CO.
Don't forget that we are at our new stand on
Collese street and still alive.
We are very near "HEADQUARTERS" for
Goods in our line.
SPRINGS & BURWELL.
Paid in Cash or Trade, at
ROSS & ADAMS'
Book and Stationery Store, No. 17 S. Tryon St
July 9, 1886.
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 Merchants of the surrounding country
have only to give us a trial to be convinced that
we are selling Hardware as low as any house in
HAMMOND & JUSTICE
Oct. 9. 1830.
A. R. & W. B. NISBET.
Wholesale and Retail
Grocers and Confectioners,
Tobacco, Cigars, Musical Instruments, &c
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
The best stock f Groceries, Confectioneries
Prize Candies, Toys, Musical Instruments,
Strings, Tobacco, Cigars, Snuff, Wooden-Ware
Paper Bags, Canned Goods, Glass Jellies, Crack
ers, Powder, Shot, Salt, &c., in the city, will be
lound at our
Wholesale and Retail Store.
Call and see us before buying.
A. R. & W. B. NISBET
Bread, Cakes and Pies
description. Hot Rolls every
Averill Ready-Mixed Paints are considered
the best. For sale by
W. M. WILSON & CO ,
Sept. 10, 188G. Druggists
We have the Improved Tubular Lanterp ; also
the Buckeye, with Double Globes.
R. H. JORDAN & CO.
Dr. Scott's Electric Hair Curler
immediately crimps, bangs or curls the Hair to
any desired shape. For sale by
R. H. JORPAN & CO.
CUICKEN CHOLERA CUKE,
A certain Cure "for Cholera, for sale by
W. M. WILSON & CO.,
Charlotte, N. C,
Emulsion Cod Liver Oil at
W. M. WILSON & tlO'S.
For making Yellow Butter.
W. M. WILSON & CO..
March 18, 1887. Druggists
A bumble-bee, yellow as gold,
oat perched on a red clover top.
When a grasshopper, wiry aud old,
Ume along wnh a skip and a hop.
"Good-morrow!" cried he. "Mr Bumble-
You seem to have come to a stop."
"We people that work,"
Said the bee with a ierk.
Find a benefit sometimes in stopping:
Only insect like you,
Who have nothing to do,
Can ktep up a perpetual hoppiug."
The grasshopper paused on his way,
Aud thoughtfully hunched up his knees;
"Why trouble this sunshiny day,"
Cjuoth he, "with reflections like these?
follow the trade (or which I was made;
We all can't be wise bumble-bees."
"There is a time to be sad,
And a time to be glad;
A time both lor working and stopping;
for men to make money.
For you to make honey,
And for me to do nothing but hopping."
A Woman's Accidental Discovery.
A rather laughable story is that auent
the origin of blue-tintei paper, one" so'
much iu vogue for commercial uses. The
wife of an English paper manufacturer
named William East, going into the fac
tory on the domestic wash-day with an
old-fashioned blueing D3g in her hand ac
cidentally let the bag and its contents
fall into a vat full of pulp. She thought
nothing of the incident and said nothing
about it either to her husband or his work
men. Great was the astonishment of the
latter when the paper turned out a pecu
liar blue color, while the master was
wroth at what he regarded as gross care
lessness on the part of some of the hands.
ills wile wise woman kept her own
counsel. 1 be lot ot paper was regarded
as unsalable, aud was stored for four
years. At length iLzsl consigued it to
his London correspondent with instruc
tions to sell it for what it would bring,
me uniucKy paper was accepted as a
happily designed novelty, and was dis
posed of in open market at a considerable
advance in price. Judge of Mr East's
surprise when he received from his agent
an order lor a large invoice of the de
spised blue paper! Here was a pretty
dilemms; he was totally ignorant of the
manner in which the paper had become
blue in color," and in his perplexity men
tioned the matter to his wife. She
promptly enlightened her lord; he in turn
kept the simple process secret, and was
for yeare the monopolist of the blue com
mercial paper manufacture.
JT? 1 be way of truth is like a great
road. It is not difficult to know it. The
evil is only that men will not seek it. Do
you go home and search for it?
North Carolina, Mecklenburg County.
In tJie Superior Court Before J. M. Morrow, Clerk.
T. J. Dulin and wife Mattie A. Dulin, Geo A.
15a Hard and wife susan 1. ballard, rlaintirts,
Alice Furr. Florence Lilly Furr, Wm. Clarence
Furr, Virgil Furr and Jas. Furr, Defendants.
To the Defendants above named :
You are hereby notified that this is a special
procee ing to obtain partition of Land in which
you are interested as tenants in common; that
the cause will be heard on Monday, 12th day of
September, A. D. 1887, at my office in Charlotte,
N. C, at which time and place you are required
to appear and answer or demur to the complaint
herein hied. This J uly 8th, 1837.
J. M. MORROW,
July 15,1887. 6w Clerk Superior Court.
Pure Reliable Drugs
An assortment not to be
and prices anvwhere.
In fact everything kept in a first class Drug
Store can be found in this establishment. Give
us a call.
11. T. BECK & CO.,
Cor. Trade and College Sts., Charlotte, N. C
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 biff 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. Come
and see what bargains we are offering.
HARGRAVES & ALEXANDER,
June 3. 1887. 33 West Trade street.
THE WHOLESALE HOUSE.
Office of the Wholesale House of
CnARLOTTE, July 8, 1887.
Since mv starting out Mav 1st la3t as an ex
clusive "Wholesale House.5' and by way of
narenthesis I state the only strictly Wholesale
House in mv lines in this section, I have made
the most strenuous efforts to make it a House
worthv of the nast record of its owner, and of
the name of "Wholesale House."
I have scoured the whole country. North and
South. East and West, (according to the Head
quarters of each line of Goods keP by me,) and
1 go North to-day (the third time since May) to
coraplete my purchases of Goods not heretofore
obtainable, and by July 15th I expect to present
to the trade such large aDd complete lines oi
Dry Goods and Notions.
Boots and Shoes, Hats, Cassimeres and Jeans
for men's wear, that unprrjudked Country Mer
chants will find it self-evident that it is to their
interest to buy at home and at my House. And
with the present low freight rate3 (owing a the
Inter-State Commerce bill) from Charlotte, I am
double in position to make it the interest of
Merchants to buy here.
Blessed hy Providence with what now prom
ises to be the lareest crop in years, I confidently
look forward to a large increase in Charlotte's
trade, and my "Wholesale House" in particular.
On my return I will give to those interested a
more detailed inside view of my business.
July 15, 1887.
To Farmers and Merchants.
pounds Blue Stone, Wholesale and
W. M. WILSON & CO.,
A Stray Arrow.
Thirty years ago, Mr Spurgeon was in
vited to preach iu the vast Crystal Palace
at oydeuham. Would his voice fill the
area? Resolving to test it, he went in the
morning to the palace, and thinking of a
passage oi scripture to repeat, this, as be
reached the stage, came into bis mind:
'It is a faithful saying, aud worthy of all
acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into
the world to save siuners." Pronoucing
the words he felt sure that he would' be
easily beard, and then repeated the verse
in a softer toue. More than a quarter of a
century later Air bourgeon 'a brother, who
is also a pastor, was called to the bedside
of a man, an artisan, who was near bisend.
"Are you ready?" asked the pastor. "O,
yes, answered the dying man with assur
ance. "Can you tell me how you obtain
ed the salvation ot your soalr "LI is
very Minple," said the artisan, his face ra-
dieut with ioy. "I am a plumber by
trade. Some years ago 1 was working
under the dome of the Crystal Palace, and
thought myseil entirely alone, i was
without God and without hope. AU at
once I heard a voice coming from heaven
which said, 'It is a faithful saying and
worthy of all acceptation, that Christ
Jesus came into the world to save sinners.'
By the meaning of these words I was con
vinced of sin. Jesus Christ appeared to
me as my Saviour. I accepted him in my
heart as such at the same moment, and I
have served him ever since." God honors
his word. Suppose Mr Spurgeon had used
a secular sentence to try his voice? What
surprises await the faithful when results
We find the following excellent senti
ments going the rounds of the press. They
are so very correct that every person,
whether they follow the precepts they set
down or not, must approve of them:
One of the most easy, the most common,
most perfectly foolish things in the world
ia irt nnorriil nr mollar tvtr h iv finm man
woman or child, or upon what pretense,
provocation or occasion whatsoever,
There is no kind of necessity in it, no mat
ter of use in it, and no species or degree
of benefit to be gained by it, and yet.
strange as the fact may be, theologians
quarrel, and politicians, lawyers, doctors,
and princes quarrel, the church quarrels,
and the State quarrels; nations and tribes
and corporations, men, women and chil
dren, dogs aud cats, birds and beasts.
quarrel about all manner of things, and
all manner oi occasions, it there is any
thing in the world that will make a man
feel bad, except pinching his finger in the
crack of the door, it is unquestionably a
auarrel. No man ever fails to think less
of himself after than he did before one
It degrades binv in bis own eyes and in
the eyes of others, and what is worse
blunts his seusibilityo disgrace on the
one nana ana increased me puwor or pas
sionate irritability on the other.
The truth is, the more quietly and
peaceably we all get on the better; the
better for ourselves the better for our
neighbors. In nine cases out of ten, the
wisest course is if a man cheats you to
quit dealing with him: if be is abusive
quit his company; if he slanders you, the
wisest way is generally lust to let him
alone; for there is nothing better than this
cool. calm, quiet way of dealing with the
wrongs we meet with.
The question, How much pork may be
rnade from a bushel of corn? is an im
portant one, but u has never been an
swered beyoud all controversy. In most
cases recorded as tests of the matter the
corn was fed in a mixed state, with roots,
potatoes, etc., all of which make it diffi
cult to arrive at a definite conclusion
was credited some years ago with having
fed five pigs of the same litter five bushels
of Bhelled corn and receiving 47f pounds
of pork, or 9 3-5 pounds from the bushel.
An experiment at North Chatham, N. Y.,
on record, gave a fraction less than 12
pounds of pork from a bushel of corn,
Eleven records, kept and recorded by F.
D. Doborn, of raw corn fed in the ear,
gave an average of 10 pounds of pork
from one bushel of corn, fed in the ear
and upon the ground. Ground corn will
produce better results under the same
conditions, while if ground, cooked and
fed where there is no waste returns will
be still larger. Elizabeth City North
Antiquity op KOPBS. Uetore the De-
ginning of the historical period, consider
able skill in rope-making had been acquir
ed, so that it must be classed, among the
oldest of the arts. The existing relics of
the ancient Egyptians include sculptures
tbowing the process of manufacture prac-
siced more than 4,000 years ago; while the
oldest records of that people represent
well-made rooes of great strength. Flax
and the fibres of the date tree were em
ployed for these ropes, but grasses and
the hides of animals were probably among
the first materials used.
57th Anniversary of the Mecklenburg
County Bible Society.
The 57th Anniversary of the above-named
Society will be held at Mallard Creek Presby
terian Church, 12 miles Northeast of Charlotte,
on Wednesday, August 3d, 1887.
The Sermon on the occasion will be preached
by Rev. F. D. Swindell of Charlotte.
Every Evangelical Church in the county is not
only invited but earnestly requested to send two
or more delegates to said meetine.
I am authorized by Rev. Mr Morrow, Pastor
of Mallard Creek Church, to invite all persons
living in remote parts of the county to come up
the night before and they will be hospitably en
tertained by his people.
S. W. REID,
July 22, 1887. 2w Secretary.
No Institute for Youne Ladies in the South
has advantages superior to those offered here in
every department Collegiate, Art and Music.
Onlv experienced and accomplished Teachers
engaged. The building is lighted with Gas,
warmed with the best wrought-iron Furnaces,
has Hot and Cold Water Baths, and first-class
appointments as a Boarding School in every
respect no School in the South has superior.
For Catalogue, with full particulars, address
Rzv. WM. R. ATKINSON.
July 22, 1837. lm Charlotte, N, C. J
Physiology or Forgetfulness.
Forgetfulness as to eveuts occurring in
the first two or three years of life is not
unnatural. The brain has not become
thoroughly organized, its cells have not
formed their eumerous connections which
are necessary before association of ideas
is possible, and the vast multitude of sen
sations crowding together upon the im
perfect brain cannot be separated one
irom anoiner ana eacn 'maKes us proper
strong impression, all oi which must take
place if memory is to result. After a while
the cells become slowly united into groups
("centers") and these establish connec
tions between themselves, ever becoming
more aud more extensive, and memories
of the organized form arise and recollec
tion becomes possible.
In extreme old age the nerve cells lose
more aud more their ability to take on
new impressions, the heart acts with lest
force; nutrition gradually fails, and forget-
luiness becomes more and more marked.
The later impressions havinr made the
slightest change in the cells are soonest
forgotten, while those made in earlier
years, wheu the processes of growth aud
nutrition were most aotive, remain "the
longest. Old Falstaff, dying, "babbled
of green fields," and the aged not infre
quently remember nothing but the scenes
of childhood and earlv vouth all else has
faded away forever. During profound
sleep, it ideas arise in the mind they are
not sufficiently strong to make any last
ing impression upon the brain cells they
are not registered. In dreaming, a por
tion of the brain is active, while the rest
is quiescent, out the disturbance ot con
sciousness is so slight that a large propor
tion ot dreams are not remembered even
on hrst waking. it frequently happens
that a dream is remembered when one
awakes in the night, but by morning the
impression has vanished, and no means can
be devised to compel recollection. Globe
Last of the Steamer Merrimac.
The last of the Merrimao was received
in the harbor ot Uicbmond yesterday.
It was consigned to the Old Dominion
Iron and Nail Works. ror years past
the old iron taken from the Merrimac,
which, under her new name, "Virginia,"
and commanded by Commodore LJuch
anan, played such havco in Hampton
Koads, has been used by the Old Domin
ion iron ana JNail company in the manu
facture ot nails. Ihese nails have done
their part iu building houses iu nearly
every State in the pnion. By instruc
tions from the Navy Department at Wash
ingtou certain old iron and other debris
at the Norfolk navy-yard were ordered to
be sold. Included in this sale was the
last of the Merrimac. The irou, several
hundred tons, is now in a barge lying off
the Richmond & Danville wharves oppo
site Rocketts. It is mostly plates which
were made from the old railroad iron
which was welded together and made
such an invulnerable shield as to throw
off the balls from the Cumberland. Con
gress, Tennessee, and other war frigates,
as marbles from a granite wall. What
was once the greatest war vessel of the
time, the beginning of the mighty iron
armaments that now defend the commerce
of nations, finds itself going to an iron
works where it will be worked up into
nails, and in tiny parcels shipped to all
quarters of the globe. In a word, the old
Merrimac did her full duty in time ot
war, and now she is to do her part in time
of peace. Richmond Whiff, July ?0.
Pearls of Thought
Everybody is wise after the event.
.Nothing is so tearful as a baa con
He that has no character is not a man;
he is only a thing.
1 he crutch ot lime accomplishes more
than the club of Hercules.
Advice is like caster oil; easy enough
to give, but hard enough to take.
The path of gemus is not less ob
structed with disappointment than that of
No man preaches his sermon well to
others if he does not first preach it to his
The worse prison is not of stone. It is
of a throbbinz heart, outrage tw an in
When one has no good reasons for
doing a thing, he has one good reason for
letting it alone.
Revenge is a debt, in the paying of
which the greatest knave is honest and
sincere, and, so far as be is able, punctual.
Vicious habits are so odious and de
grading that they transform the indi
vidual who practices them into an incar
8" The mother's love is at first an ab
sorbing delight, blunting all other sensi
bilities; it is an expansion of the animal
existence; it enlarges the imagined range
for self to move id; but in after years it
can onlv continue to be toy on the same
terms as other long-lived love that is, by
much suppression of self, and power of liv
ing in the experience of another. George
When persons marry from inter
est or convenience, the children are fre
quently by nature dull and of poor organ
ization. They grow up in a home atmos-
pnere oi coianess ana inainerence, wnicn
speedily kills whatever blossoms ot kind
ness their nature may pat forth.
gSF Education gives fecundity of I
thought, copiousness of illustration, quick
ness, vigor, fancy words, images, and illus
trations; it decorates every common thing,
and gives the power of trifling without
being undignified and absurd. Sidney
An inclination ot one inch in fif
teen miles is sufficient to give motion to
water. An inclination of three inches per
mile iu a straight, smooth channel will
give a velocity of three miles per hour,
while three feet per mile woold produce a
f3f A correspondent asks how toserve
a dinner. If it is a good dinner and you
are hungry, just eat it. That's the way
we would serve a dinner.
A Bj& Boa Constrictor.
About the biggest boa constrictor in
town is at present in a box about the aixe
and shape of an adult coffin in Donald
Burns's bird store. The snake is between
fifty and seventy-five years old, bat has
never been christened. Burns simply
calls it "a terror." Several times it has
struck terror to Roosevelt and Cherrv
Streets, and it may do it again. It was
caught in Africa near a missionary sta
tion last year, and got to Burns's last Au
gust. Burns has been up and down the
Amazon and several other snake rivers.
and he says this boa is the biggest he ever
saw. It has also the worst disposition.
Oue day Boon after the snake began liv
ing in Roosevelt Street, Burns thought be
would like to see it straighten out. It
had been fed about a dozen rabbits a day
or two Deiore, ana boas are generally ge
nial and peaceable at such "times. ' It
stretched out its thirty feet of cold-blood
ed flesh on the floor of the little ground-
floor room, where there are lots of caged
monkeys, parrots, and odd birds. There
was also a good-sized Russian bear tied
up there. Before Burns bad time to fully
admire its size, the floor shook, a huge
dark coil new across the room, the lias
siaa bear howled a half howl, the mon
keys screeohed, the parrots said every
thing, and a big crowd collected in front
of the door to see the Russian bear in the
coils of the boa. Burns threw a blanket
over the snake, and with the help of sev
eral daring r ourth warders got it into its
box. The bear was dead. Soon after
that Bums sold the snake for $500 to
Prof. Donaldson, who took it out West
on exhibition. He made money on it.
but several times it nearly killed him, and
last week it was sent back to Burns in the
coffin-shaped box, tagged "Glass, handle
wini care. Ihe railroad hands didn t
handle it as careful as they would it they
had known that there was more snake
than glass in the box. There was under
the lid a glass top an inch thick. The
other day, while one of Barns' helpers was
wiping the glass top the boa struck at his
hand. It didn t break the thick gla
but it knocked the frame clear off its hin
ges, and the boa started to crawl out and
make things lively. Burns peeled off his
overcoat and threw it over it, and it drew
back into the box. N. x. Sun.
The Happiest Eoy.
Who is the happiest boy you know?
Who has "the best time?" I mean. The
one who last winter had the biggest to
boggan, or who now has the most mar-
bleB. or wears the best clothes? Let's
Once there was a king who had a little
boy whom he loved. He gave him beau
tiful rooms to live in, and picture's and
toys, and books. He crave him a pony to
ride, and a row-boat on a lake, and ser
vants, tie provided teachers who were
to give him," knowledge that would make
him good and great. But for all this the
young prince was not happy. He wore a
lrown wherever he went, and was
wishing for something he did not have.
At length, one day, a magician came to
the court. He saw the boy.and said to
"I can make your boy happy. But
you must pay me my own price for telling
"Well." said the king, "what you ask I
So the magician took the boy into a pri
vate room, lie wrote something with a
white substance on a piece of paper. Next
he gave the boy a candle, and told him to
light it and hold it under the paper, and
then see what he could read. Then be
went away and asked no price at all,
The boy did as be had been told, and
the white letters on the paper turned into
a beautiful blue. They formed these
"Do a kindness to some one every day."
The prince made use of the secret and
became the happiest boy in the kingdom.
-Our Sunday Afternoon.
Don't Trade Horses.
In an article on the "trading" of horses,
Ben Perley Poore said that no man
should guarantee a horse as "sound." It
is too comprehensive a word, and though
it may have Us comparative degrees, yet
the word as applied to a horse includes
more than any man knows. Besides a
horse may be sound at the hour of Bale or
trade, but show symptoms of disease in
an hour. Once in a while a trade may be
made advantageous to both parties. but in
most cases such trades are made for the
purpose of'deceiving and defrauding one
party for the benefit of the other. And
plain, honest men should avoid horse
jockeying for two reasons. One is, the
danger of loss by coming in contact with
a reckless sharper and being fleeced ; acd
the other is, the business has a flavor of
dishonesty about it. It throws a cloud of
suspicion upon the character of the best
man who indulges in such games.
Fekkzikg not Death. It is an error
to suppose that severe winters are de
structive to insect life. According to Mr
McLaoblan, an English entomologist,
larvsa may be frozen nntil as brittle as
rotten sticks, in which condition 'they can
scarcely be said to live, but on the retorn
of warm weather they revive, quite unin
jured by their freezing. It is a note
worthy fact that butterflies aod bumble
bees have been found almost as close to
the north pole as man has ever ap
proached. Christian Guardian.
"Doctor, I come to see yon abont
my youngest brother. "What is the
matter with him?" "One of bis'legs is
shorter than the other, and he limps.
Now what would you do in a case like
that?" "I reckon I'd limp too.".
It was the pungent criticism of a
Scotch lady, after visiting oar American
cities, that "the Boston woman admires
nothing she understands, and the New
York woman understands nothing she ad
A lady took her little boy to
church for the first time. Upon hearing
the organ he was on his feet instantly.
he shouted, "I want to see the monkey."
The Ideal Home. ' :'s I
The ideal home beantiiul is attained
rather by avoiding errors of taste than by.
tne aa option ot special dogmas of art.
For my own part it I have any dogmas to
preach, T.hey may lairly be condensed ia
this one rule: "Avoid shams and affec
tations of all kinds."
Don't mistake mere prettiness for beau
ty; millinery, for instance, is out of place
in the borne beautiful. , i -i ;
Don't attach to your chairs and sofa
cushions meaningless bows of ribbon
which tie nothing. , .
Don't dress op your toilet tables .in
muslin petticoats stiffened with crinoline,
or colored calico.
Don't scatter startling white "tidies".
about chairs and sofas, as on so . many
bushes, as if yon were banging out the
wash to dry. f -
Don't display on your walls china
plates and dishes. They were never
meant to go there. An exception may be
made now and then in favor of fine color,
to help light up the room, or wheTe a del
icate obina painting is worthy of careful
examination. But hang up ordinary do
mestic china! Don't! , .
Don't hang small pictures so that their
beauty is lost to any one under eight feet
high. If a picture is not seen from the;
same position that the artist saw it when-
be painted it, the drawing will appear
foreshortened and the general . effect - con
sequently falsified. , i U'HtJ.U
Don't hang any picture in the home
which has not the impress of elegance
purity and cheerfulness. !
Don t give place to representations of
corpses, tortured saints, or anything oc
casioning painful emotions. And, above
all, having such pictures, and wanting
them down stairs, don't banish them to
the nursery, school-room or bed-room.;
Some things I would relegate to ; the
bed-room out of the way some where
in locked drawers, for instance. 1 mean
mementoes of seaweed, and dried ferns or
flowers, and wretched daubs on china,
canvas or paper, the crude efforts of youth
ful members of the family. No true lover
of the home beautiful will inflict these, on
his family and friends and compel them to
violate truth by pretending to like them.
Don't buy your carpet or your wall pa
per because it looks pretty in the roll
when yon see it in the store. But think
of the fitness of each with its nltimate
surroundings. Remember that the carpet
is to be a background for your furniture,
and the wall paper unless it is to be the
actual decoration of the walls is V be
merely a background for your piotures.
Don't admit into the home beautiful
any piece of furniture or implement of
every-day life, which does not honestly
serve its purpose no light, flimsy chairs
which au able-bodied man dare not' sit
upon; no puffy, debilitated sofas, all wind
and springs; no burnished, brass-sheeted
fire-irons, bought only to be looked 'at,,
and give place to the ugly little black
poker and shovel when coal is to be bro
ken or ashes are to be removed.
There is no reason why an object should
not be useful as well as ornamental. In
deed, there can be no beauty without
fitness. Nature everywhere teaches ns
the compatibility of the highest utility
with the greatest beauty.
And so with beauty and truth. There
may be truth without beauty. Truth,
beauty and utility are the inseparable
trinity of the ideal home. Let ns then
write them upon the portals of the honse
as the epitome of all that is most admira
ble in religion, in art, and in every-day
life. Journal Decorative Art.
The Perils of Damp Beds.
A respectable portion of the deaths that
occur during the winter season are either
directly or indirectly due to sleeping : in
dsmp beds. As a matter of fact this peril
is of the greatest and it is ever present
with ns. The experienced traveler rare
ly hazards the risk of sleeping between
sheets which are nearly sure to be damp,
nntil they have been aired under bis per
sonal supervision at a fire in his bed-room.
If this be impracticable he wraps his
cloak around him or pulls oat the sheets
and sleeps between the blankets, a disa
greeable but often a prudent expedient.
The direst mischief may result from the
contact of an imperfectly heated body
with sheets which retain moisture. The
body heat is not sufficient to raise the
temperature of the sheets to a safe point,
and the result must be disastrous in the
extreme, if, as it is sore to happen, the
skin is cooled by contact with a surface
colder than itself, aud steadily abstract
ing beat all the night through. Country
people ia particular are specially culpable
in this matter. A "spare" room is re
served for guests. For weeks it may re
main unoccupied, unaired and unwarmed.
A visitor arrives. Unconscious of the
fate that awaits bim, calmly passes the
evening in social enjoyment. Later be is
shown to the "spare" room for the night.
The atmosphere of the apartment has the
chill and damp of the tomb and the sheets
of the bed are veterable Winding sheets
shrouds, in fact. He is fortunate if he es
capes with nothing more than a "cold."
There is no excuse for the negleot of pro-
I per precaution to insure dry beds.
Is it not a curious kind of states
manship which permits a useless surplus
fund to accumulate in the public Treasury,
while the people are groaning under op
pressive taxation? Is it the best govern
ment under the sun in which money is
hoarded up in the public purse while thou
sands of its citizens beg for the opportuni
ty to work? Yet. this is the statesman-.-hip
of the leaders of both Democratic
and Republican parties; and this Govern
ment is supposed to be the best under the
sun. Planter and Stockman.
2f The perils of matrimony in these
modern time were forcibly illustrated in
New York last Thursday, when Lily
Schw aback, 20 years of age, and a bride
of three weeks, suicided. Her husband, a
well-to-do hoop-skirt manufacturer, insult
ed her after marriage in squalid apart'
ments in a disreputable part of the city.
She pleaded to be removed to a more re
spectable portion of the city, but he re
fused, and she, therefore, took her life.
Many more like stories are to be told of
unhappy matrimonial alliances. . "J 1