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CHARLOTTE, N. OiV FRID A Yf AUGUST 12, 1887.
"0 J ;;: Hii'Y'
: -.;!it;t;j it fu iiij.i
I'UBLISUKD EVERY FeIDAT BY
YATES & STRONG.
Titrms One Dollar and Fifty Cents for 1 year.
1 One Dollar for 6 months.
Subscription price due in advance.
'Entered at the Post Office in Charlotte, N
L as second class matter," according to the
rules of the P. O. Department.
II. l EUCLE3. GEO. W. . B RYAN.
CENT R A L HOTE L;
ClIARIiOTTE, 2. C.
The largest and most centrally located Hotel in
ttie city. ;
Newly painted and refurnished. Eltctric
Bells and Elcctr LJsbts.TCentral. and
. -EUCLES & BRYAN,
A 113. 5,1887. Proprietors.
J. P. McCOMBS, M. D.,
Oilers his professional services to the citizens of
Charlotte and surrounding country. All calls,
both nig'it and day? promptly attended to.
Office in Brown's building, up stairs, opposite
Jau. 1, 1833.
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, 1S87. tf
4. BUKWELL. P. D. WALKER.
BURWELL & WALKER,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts
IW 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, 1885.
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
(Vill practice in all. the Courts of this State
Prompt attention given to collections.
Nov, 7, 1885. tf
V. I. OSBORNE.
W. C. MAXWELL.
OSBORNE & MAXWELL,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts.
t Offices 1 and 3 Law Building.
July 3,1880. y
G. P. BASON,
Attorney at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
'tW Will practice in the State and Federal
'Courts. Office No 1G, Law Building.
Jan. 14, 1887. y
DR. M. A. BLAND.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Office in Brown's building, opposite Charlotte
Oas 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.
Office over A. Ii. Nisbet & Bro's store. Office
hours from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M.
E. n. SPRINGS.
E. S. BURWELL.
SPRINGS & BURWELL,
Grocers & Commission Merchants,
Cor. Collkgk and 4th Sts.,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Jau. 1, 1837.
Complete Stock and Lowest Prices
Shoes, Trunks and Valises.
PEGRAM & CO ,
June 24. 1837. 1G South Tryon street
E S. BURWELL, E. B. SPRINGS, R. A.LEE.
Burwcll, Springs & Lee,
Charlotte, N. C.
Offices at Chambers' old Livery Stable, and at
(V T 111 f. J ........ . .
ui"ius ""iwi'ii s store, on uonege sireei
near the Cotton Platform.
DO!! t ffkll tn SPfi lllhnfnrn .nil Wa mint
10,000 Bales (Jottnn this
. iuliu 10 Liverpool, ana we tally realize that to
I irnt if ... . . f . 1 1 , r . . .
ovnuiuusi pay iuu martiet prices. At any
uajf pny you 10 see us.
liUHWiSL.L., Of KINGS & LEE.
'Pt 24. 1830.
Ila vi ns; secured the services of one of the very
1,1 oaKers, l am prepared to furnish Bread
cs.imd everything in the Bakery line.
P . 4n S. M. HOWELL,
Feb. II. 1887. East Trade Street
Blood and Liver Pills.
King's Pills are peculiarly adapted to the fol
iowinff Diseases: Bilious, Intermittent and Re
mittent FeVPra Sif!r TTaar1oV Til
Costlveness, Colic. Jaundice, Dropsy,
JJysentery, Heartburn, Loss of Appetite, Dys
pepsia, Diseases of the Liver, Kidneys and
liiaiidcr, Eruptions of the Skin, Nervousness,
ana all Disorders that arise from a Diseased
ver or impure Blood. For sale by
. .. . BURWELL & DUNN, Drufreists.
Apru 15, 1887. Charlotte, N. C
t-IT" Beer drinking, according to inter
nal revenue figures, is growing in popular
favor at the expense of whiskv. Th
taxes on distilled spirits for the last fiscal
year snow a falling oft of nearly $5,000,
000, while those on malt liquors increased
greatly. Prohibitionists will be pleased
to learn' that the reduction on bard drinks
was effected mainly in States where tem
perance measures have been most success
ful. Receipts from tobacco continue to
grow greater, and not a little of the in
crease is due to cigarettes. The total in
ternal revenue receipts will show a falling
off of about $2,000,000.
SALE FOR TAXES.
, By virtue of authority conferred upon me by
law, I will sell at the Court House in the city of
Charlotte. N. C , for cash, on Monday. August
29th, 1887, at 12 o'clock M., the following de
scribed Property for State and County Taxes
for the. year 1886, due and unpaid; .
One Lot in the city of Charlotte, adjoining the
property of T. H. Gaither and others, sold &3
property of Nellie Alexander taxes due 68 cents.
One-half Acre of Land in Charlotte township,
adjoining property of Prank Smith and others,
sold as property of Nancy Davis taxes due
One-fourth Acre of Land in Charlotte town
ship, adjoining property of Aaron Dixon and
others, sold aa property of Dorcas Murphy
taxes due 66 cents.
Two Lots in the city of Charlotte, adjoining
property of Jas. Reid and others, sold as pro
perty of J. G. Thomas taxes due $ 4 39.
Eighty-four Acres of Land in Paw Creek
township, adjoining property of David Norment
and others, sold as property of Thomas Kinney,
returned for taxation by Ned Davidson taxes
Thirty-six Acres of Land in Steel Creek town
ship, adjoining property of J. A. Carutners and
others, sold as property of T. N. Alexander
taxes due $3.86.
VV. F. GRIFFITH.
Aug. 5, 1887. 4w
I will sell to the highest bidder, for cash, at
the Court House door in Charlotte, N. C, on the
29th day of August, 1887, at 12 M , one tract of
LAND, 140 acres, more or less, lying in Mecklen
burg county, adjoining the lands of VV. P. Alex
ander's homestead, G. W. Little, Frank Little and
others. The Land is sold as the property of W.
P. Alexander to satisfy executions in my hands.
T. S. COOPER,
August 5, 1887. 4w Sheriff.
By virtue of a power contained in a Mortgage
made to me by VV. F. Cuthbertson and wife J.
M. Cuthbertson, on the 21st day of March, 1885,
and duly recorded in Book 42, page 168, in the
Register's office in Charlotte, N. C, I will sell
at public auction, at the Court House door in
Charlotte, on Monday, the 5th day of September,
1837, a valuable HOUSE and LOT in the city
of Charlotte, situated on Fifth street in Square
90 and Ward 1, adjoining the property of Mrs
C. A. Klueppelberg, Mrs M. E. Farrow and
others. Terms Cash.
Aug. 5, 1887. 5w Mortgagee.
Having qualified as Administrator of the
Estate of David W. McDonald, deceased, I
hereby notify all persons holding claims again st
said deceased to present the ssme to me on or
before July 20th, 1888, or this notice will be
pleaded in bar of their recoveiv: and all per
sons indebted to said deceased are requested to
make prompt payment.
JNO. It. ERWIN,
July 15, 1887. 6w Administrator.
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,
1888, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of
their recovery. All persons indebted to said
Eistate will make payment to him.
Ji. a FUNCH,
Executor of Mrs Susan S. Finch
July 15, 1887. 6w
Paid in Cash or Trade, at
ROSS & ADAMS'
Book and Stationery Store, No. 17 S. Tryon St.
New Stock, 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 Merchants of the surrounding countrv
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. 1886.
A. R. & W. B. NISBET.
Wholesale and Retail
Grocers and Confectioners,
Tobacco, Cigars, Musical Instruments, &c
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
The best stock ef Groceries, Confectioneries
Prize Candies, Toys, Musical Instruments
Strings, Tobacco, Cigars, Snuff, Wooden-Ware
Paper Bags, Canned Goods, Olass Jellies. Crack
ers, Powder, Shot, Salt, &c, in the city, will be
found at our
Wholesale and Retail Store.
Call and see us before buying.
A. R.& W.B. NISBET
Bread, Cakes and Pies
Of every description. Hot Rolls every even
S M. HOWELL'S BAKERY,
Sent. 17. 1886. Trade Street
We have the Improved Tubular Lantern j 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. JORDAN & CO.
CHICKEN CHOLERA CURE.
A certain Cure for Cholera, for sale by
W. M. WILSON & CO..
Charlotte, N. C
Emulsion Cod Liver Oil at
W. M. WILSON & CO'S.
For making Yellow Butter.
W. M. WILSON & CO..
March 18, 1887. Druggists'
Seven' a strange nroDhetic number!
Angela there were numbering seven:
Seven-eared corn wag grown in Egypt, ,
Magdalen bad devils seven:
Sev tn veara ulentv seven veara famine.
Trumpets, seals and vials seven;
from the sea sprang beasts, seven-headed,
And the deadly sins are seven.
Of the fishes, which filled bellies ' V
Of lour thousand, there were Beven;
And that fish feast beiuc over. 1 '
BasketS-lull on hand were seven,
n the ark that held earth's creatures,
Birds and clean beasts went by sevens;
And the "Iamb" seven eves and horns
' bad; . ;
Mark! the Bible teems with sevens.
Gulliver's boots were large seven-leagued
ones, " - J t . .' . i-v.
Classic Rome of hills had seven, f" '
Attic Greece had seven great sages,
Asia had of churches seven;
The Pleiads and the Ursa Major
Constellation a stars are seven;
Y and W inclusive,
There are vowels, also, seven. '
Shakespear gave us "Man's
Rainbows have of colors seven,
Old St. Giles boasts "Seven Dials."
Every week of days hath eeven;
Rogues get seven years' transportation,
Music hath of full notes seven,
Wine should be eeveu years in bottle,
Of the teens the sweetest s seven.
Seven-roomed houses, seven days' notice,
llr Old Worlds wonders, too, were
And, omitting J. L. Sullivan,
Ot the champious there were seven.
Many hundred strauge words number
In constructing letters seven;
"Messiah," "Saviour," "Pharaoh," "Solo
And "Apostle" each hath seven.
'Porkpie," "measles," "jackass," "sau
"Madness," "wedding," each hath seven;
"Journal," "railway," and "masonic,"
Like "New York, hath letters seven;
'Sherman," "Lincoln," and "America,"
"Beecher, "mugwamp, also seven;
'Chicago," "anarchy," aud "hangman,"
"England, "Ireland," too, bath seven.
List f cypher seven's vagaries
Would take years to well compile;
There's no rhyme nor reason for it,
And twould lack poetic style;
So I'll stop thus sevenly musing,
1 commenced at seven to seven,
And on scanning o'er the verses
.bind 1 ve rhymed exactly seven!
Jgf An old New York dry-goods auc-
tiou merchant, who resided in Jersey,
crossed Uortlandt-street -Jberry mornine
and night. Uue mornine as he was com
ing over he noticed that one. of the best
customers of his house slipped through
without paying. On his arrival at the
store he told his auctioneer not to receive a
bid from such a man. The latter observed:
"Why, I thought he was ood !" "So did
I, but I have changed my mind; I will
not trust him a dollar." Not long alter
the merchant failed, and did not pay five
cents ou the dollar.
Lincolnton, Lincoln Co., N. C.
A School for both sexes. Wide awake and up
with the times. Thorough, praclical and relia
ble. Prepares for College or for Business. The
success of our pupils our best advertisement.
Location healthy. Of easy access by Railroad,
Next session begins the last Wednesday in
We want you to see a Circular, .f lease send
for one to
D. MATT. THOMPSON.
July 29. 1887. 6w Principal
Np Institute for Young Ladies in the South
has advantages superior to those offered here in
every department Collegiate, Art and Music.
Only experienced and accomplished Teachers
engaged. The building is lighted with Gas,
warmed witn tne Dest wrougnt-iron n urnaces,
has Hot and Cold Water Baths, and first-class
appointments as a Boarding School in every
respect no scnooi in me oouin nas superior.
For Catalogue, with full particulars, address
Rev. WM. R. ATKINSON,
July 22, 1837. lm Charlotte, N. C.
Raleigh. N. C.
The Fall Session commences on the first Wed
nesday in September (6th day) and ends the first
Wednesday in June, 1888.
Every department of instruction filled by ex
perienced and accomplished Teachers.
Building, the largest and most' thoroughly
equipped in the State. Heated by Steam, and
Study Hall lighted by Electricity.
Special rates for two or more from same
For ( irculars and Catalogue, address
Rev. R. BURWELL & SON,
July 8, 1887. 2m Raleigh, N. C.
Greensboro Female College,
GREENSBORO, N. C,
The Sixty-Fifth Session of this well equipped
and prosperous School will begin on the 24tu of "
August, 1887. Faculty able, accomplished and
faithful. Instruction thorough. Location health
ful. Fare good.
Special advantages offered in the Departments
of Music, Art, Elocution, and Modern Languages.
Charges moderate. For Catalogue apply to
T. M. JONES,
June 24. 1887. 2m ; President
Water Closet Seat, a new and valuable device
for the cure and prevention of Piles. No cure
no pay. .
For further information apply to
E. NYE HUTCHISON, M. D.,
Charlotte, July 22, 1887. Agt. for Patentee.
THE BEST STOCK
Heavy and Fancy Groceries,
Fruits, Canned Goods, etc, can- be found at
A. It. & W. B. NISBET
A genuine imported article, for sale by
W. M. WIL8QN & CO.,
May 27, 1837. Charlotte.
1 'A little girl, Vhbset'1noth'eEDYd always
told her the truth aaq taught' her to trust
in her promises, went with her' one 'day to I
a large to wn. ' The child had been used I
to living iu ihe . qaiet countryi, and the j
noise aud . bustle of ,the city -were .not I
pleasant to her. -, A great 1 crowd was I
gathered to see soma how in the street,
ana L.ucy pressed ner motner d naivi, lor i
sed her mother' band, for
1. I'Ppu't be afraid my'
c mother, "I won't take.jou
she felt . afraid
child " said her
into any danger. Keep, hold of my baud, I
ueveu uer motner sou was nappy, . . ,
Alter a while' it commenced to" .rain.
The mother looked at th'e delicate, Jittle
girl and said ; "Lucy, dear,, I am ,afraid
to take you anv further.,on account of the I
rain. i. have some Business in anotner i
part of the towu I must, leave you ,in,
this store. Don't go a wy from n.iand 1, 1
will come for you aa soon as I get through I
my errands." The child looked into her I
mother's lace and said, "You won't forget
me, I know. . I
Then her mother kissed her and left her
uuder the care of the store-keeper. I
At first she was amused bv seeine the
gay ribbons measured, and in watching
(he ladies who came in to do their snopi
ping; but after a while she grew tired.
and wished for.her mother to come.- Then
a little girl older than herself came in,
and they began to talk together. Lucy
told her she was waiting for her mother,
who had uromised to come for her when
she got through her errands.
"Aren t you afraid your mother mav
forget you V" asked the little girl.
"No, 1 in not airaid; l m sure she won't
do that," said Lucy.
"How can you be surer . She may, you
"She promised," was the child's reply,
"and I never knew rav mother to break
Another hour passed away, llow long
it seemed to Lucy ! The customers bad all
gone home. The people in the store were
putting away their goods. It was grow
ing dark and the gas-lamps were lighted,
but still her mother did not come. A
lady came into the store Lucy knew.
She lived near her father's, and offered to
take her home in her carriage.
"No, thank you, ma'am," said Lucy,
"mother said she would come for me, and
I know she will keep her promise.
At length her mother came. How glad
Lucy was to see her! And when they
were sitting bv the hreside in the even
ing, her mother told her this was just the
kind of trust God wants his children to
exercise. He gives us promises in his
word, and expects us to believe them, just
as we believe the promises of our parents
and dear friends.
Attacked by" a Whala
A thrilling story of a narrow escapo
from the iaws, of an angry whale, is told
in a letter from First Officer Cook, of the
whaling bark John and Winthrop Poole,
received by friends here." The Poole is
now at Albanv. West Australia. She has
experienced some very heavy weather,
Mr Cook writes, and cams near being
wrecked. One day three boats put: after
a whale, which, after it was struck, went
for the loose boat in charge of the second
mate.C.A. Spaiks.of Princetown, capsizing
it with its tail. Not content however,
with this, the whale dived down, and ns
ing bumped the boat to pieces. That not
being enough to show its temper, it dived
again, and in a lew miuutes the crew of
the chief mate's (John A. Cook, of Prov-
incetown) boat were startled by seeing a
gigantic iaw on either side of them and in
a second or two their boat was cut in half
and they were struggling in the water.
Fortunately, no one was in the waist of
the boat, and so none were injured. A gale
was blowing at the time, or else the boat
would have been saved, lhe whale was
evidently dying, but the weather became
I so bad that nothing could be done beyond
gelling me men in. i ne reuiamiog urew
then picked up the crew of the first boat
wrecked and made fdr the ship, while a
boat from the vessel put off to Bave the
first mate and his crew. When the mate
was found he had been clinging for an
hour to a part of the boat with one finger
in the bung. He stated ofl being picked
up that he could not have held on many
minutes longer. The weather had now
become so bad that, although but a quar
ter of a mile from the ship, it took more
than an hour for the relief crew to return.
The whale cleared, carrying away with it
375 fathoms of line, and was never seen
acain. The Sunday after the weather
cleared and one-half of the boat was picked
np, aud on the Monday following the
other half was found. One had the marks
of the whale's teeth plainly visible on Xhe
plank, just above the keel. A large sperm
whale was caught on the ssme day, irom
which seven tons of oil were taken
Asleep Awat from Home. A cor
respondent of the New York .Post men
tions that in the old graveyard at Ger
mantown, New Jersey, at the extreme
eastern end of the grounds is a stone
placed there by the historian VYatson,
with the following inscription: "Honor
to the brave hie jacet in pace Major
Irvine, Capt. Tamer, No. Car. (JNOrtn
Carolina). Adit. Lucas and six soldiers-
killed in the battle of Germantown One
cause, one grave."
These were soldiers of the regular North
Carolina line in the Continental Army,
and thev were killed along with Gen.
j tw ,
Nash of Hillsboro.
Opens its 15th Session on the 1st of Sept.
For Circulars call upon R. K Cochrane, Esq.,
No. 7, Tryon street.
W. A. BARRIER,
F. P. MATZ. Ph. D..
Aug. 5, 1887. tf
t .JJ:i! . ,u -i -t-:
Seed, we have in stock a small quantity ofthe
genuine SUUTxifiKiX rniiUi, wnicn pro-
duces large bulbs, remains in the ground in per-
feet condition the entire winter, and will make
R. H. JORDAN & CO.,
Aug. 5, 1887.
A .Mother's Promise.
.i.m; Battling with Big Bears.
iucic man a ucivn ueub
bears"at, the Zoological Gardens this lifter-1
noon, the b
About a jea
battle lasting nearly one boar.
ear ago the society was present-
ed' with a beastif or little black bear, j
which bad been captured in an unsettled
part of the Stable. At the time of its pre-1
sentation the' animal was too young tobej
pui in me pit witn tne otner Dears, so it
put in the pit with the other bears, so it
"was ) placed in;a -eage adjoining the lion
and, tiger bouse. . Day by day it grew
larger and more beautiful
It waa the pet I
of the "Zoo." Last week head keeper By
ron came to the conclusion that it was old
enough to affiliate wilh the other bears.
It was named liessie, and on Monday last I
wbb ptacuu iq tne piu wuu urn obuers ui j
All the brutes, with' the 1
exception 01 uanger, a oig cruei looaicg
grizzly, topk Kindly to the ne w comer and
showed it . marked attet,ion. and it was
not long before the dormant 'jealousy of
the grizzly was aroused, and he began to
assume a threatening attitude. - This af-
ternoon liessie, being in an especially
sportive mood, playfully tapped the gnz
zly alongside of the head with her paw
Danger retaliated by knocking: tJessie
clear across the stony inclosure and tak
ing a pieoe out of her neck. The taste and
sight of blood, bo long denied the grizzly,
seemed to infuriate it to its utmost. The
black bear gave vent to cries of fear and
pain, and keeper George Harrison, who
happened to be near by, seized a short
iron bar and made a rush for the pit. The
visitors, hearing the affrighted cries of the I
bear and rightly conjecturing that some
thing was amiss, burned after the intrepid
keeper. Harrison, who is a man of mag
nificent build, entered the pit from the
rear and sprang in the midst of the snarl
ing, snapping, righting brutes, striking
right and lett. lhe crowd ot men. wo
men acd children that hung over the iron
railings gazed with pallid faces down at
the combat, which was being waged with
fierce intensity. Frenzied with rage and
bleeding from a sore of ugly scratches,
the big grizzly bounded at the daring
keeper and bore him heavily to the floor.
r- tt CA trtiJW Via r minima
shrieked a woman, holding her hands be
fore her eyes to shut out the scene of death
that was momentarily expected. Concen
trating all his powerful strength, Ham
son struggled and regained his feet. The
grizzly, backed up by the other bears, re
newed the attack. "Come out or you'll
be killed," yelled a man. Harrison made
no reply, but taking a firmer hold dealt
the nearest animal a blow on the bead
that, sent it gyrating across the pit. In
an instant the same frenzied brntes closed
around the keeper, who lought with the
strength of a maniac. He bandied the
shaggy-coated auimals - as it tbey were
puppies. But excited to the highest teu
sion, they seemed not to feel the force of
his blows. Such a contest, where the
odds were bo uneven, could not last long.
Harrison's terrific struggle began to tell
on him, and the bears were as savage iu
their attacks as ever, and the spectators
trembled with excitement. At this tunc
ture head keeper Byrne,followed by keep
ers onannon and Murphy, arrived with
stout clubs and entered the pit. . Alter a
lively tussle of ten minutes duration they
succeeded in subjugating the brutes.
Stretched upon the stone floor, its eyes
covered . with the film of death, was the
body of Bessie. The other bears crouched
in one corner and glowered sullenly at
their keepers. Harrison, his clothing torn
in strips, and bis face, limbs, and bosom
indented and bloody from the claws of the
brutes, staggered out of the pit to receive
medical assistance. Said he to a Herald
correspondent. "I've traveled with cir
cuses for many years, and bad many en
counters with animals, but-this one eclip
ses them all."
If yon have a boy named' Bill, or
Bud, or Sam, or lorn, you need not fear
that be well be drowned during the swim
ming season. The boy who has a plug
name and whose hair stands up straight
like a hazel r brush, and who has stone
bruises on his feet, is not in danger of
drowning. But if your son has curly hair,
and it he wears shoes in summer and has
a pretty name, you had .better let him
swim in a wash bowl so says the Greens
The Uses of Tomatoes. The tomato
is one of , the most important vegetables
we have. During the summer months,
the children of -many families almost live
on them. They eat - them both raw and
cooked, at and between meals. Tbey
should not be restricted either,, but en
couraged to eat more of them. The to
mato is both a mild cathartic and a febri
fuge, and will keep them free from worms
and fever daring the heated term.
Modest. "If you please, mam, mother
wants to borrow your tin backet."
"What does she want with it?"
"She wants to put corn-meal in it."
"Which one does Bhe want?"
"The biggest one, if you please, mam."
"Well here it is; but be sure to bring-it
back as soon as she gets through with it."
"If you please, mam, she wants to know
if you won't let her have the corn meal to
pat in it."
Little Tommy Ray had a quarrel
with his sister, and would not kiss and be
friends. His aunt said, "O don't you re
member what papa read at family prayers
this morning, that we were to forgive
seventy times seven?" "Yes " Teplied
Tommy; "but itickerlarly noticed it was
to your brother, not sister!"
Ztf The clever wife of a professor in a
Western college once wrote as follows in
one ot those confession books where peo
ple put down their opinions on all sorts
subjects, in answer to the question;!
"What is your idea of a heroine?" "An
educated American woman who does
Most people suppose that the cen
tenniat of the "stars and stripes" occurs
daring the present month. Bat accord
i ing lo ine msioncai euuor oi mo .iseiroib i
Free Press this is not so. He says that!
.i,. fl, .kj-t-en triW and thirteen
stars waa adonted bv the Continental
J Congress on the 14th of Jane 1777.
Courtesy in Puhlic ; . -
I id i strange ining, neverineieBs it is
true, that people who would not think of
each thing as being rude to a friend or I
an acquaintance, are verv often the most 1
discourteous 'in a publio gathering ' tof
strangers.; More particularly is this true J
oi a certain class of women, who' appear I
to think strangers have no claim what-
ever npon their courtesy, if tbey are in I
ever upon their courtesy. If
a crowd tbey jostle and push,
who it is that is in their way.
get to where they wish toga,
the weakest must go to the wall without l
any excuse or apology.
Where there is a
crowd of any Bize some
of these' women
are' always found there: ; Even
cniia is snovea out oi ineir way
lessly as a lold of their dresses. Some one I
uiy uaii ineir muenuuu to me. tittie one,
thinking tbey did not notice it or surely
they would not cro wd and jam it until it
could scarcely breathe. They indignant
ly reply: "Why don't its mother keep it
at home: a crowd is no place for a child!"
They never think of asking, has the child 1
a mother? lor if it has, to be sure it ought
to be at home, for a crowd is noplace for
a child. Yet. whether it has a mother or
not, the child is there, and while it is bank of the river and iringed with a semi
alone, all women should be al such a time circle of heavy forest which rose over 'the!
as its mother and see that it is protected, surrounding bluffs and presented; an" un-
Ibey are frequently found at the thea-1
ter or other places of amusement, and
here their politeness is of about the same
stamp as in the crowd on the street.' They
are oomfortably seated," taking a quiet
survey of all around them, when an usher I
requests them to rise so that a lady and
gentlemen may get to the two seats be
yond, instead of rising willingly with a
pleasant smile or word, they rise' slowly,
tarn ap the seats, look indignantly at the
intruders as though they had wilfully
and designedly bought those seats to in
convenience them, bow stiffly, or do not
notice when the gentleman apologizes for
disturbing them, and reseat themselves
with a look on their faces of resigned mar-1
tyrs. . They certainly must be aware that
the gentleman had no intention whatever
of annoying them. He probably bad no
idea, only in a general way, of just where
his seats would be. He is perfectly gnilt
less of any thought of annoying them, yet
their behaviour gives him an uncomforta
ble feeling, and if it does not spoil his en
joyment for the evening, it is some time
before be is in as comfortable a state ot
mind as he was before meeting these wo
They can be met almost any day, dur
ing some part of it. on the car. If on the
steam cars, they always want to occupy
two seats at once, one to si. on ana ine
other for bundles, though they may have
but one or two of the latter, and very often
none, and hold the extra seat to hold their
wrap or perhaps a small satchel. To be
sure, if there are plenty of seats for the
other passengers it does not matter, but
when the other seats are all occupied, it
isn't fair that any one should stand while
bundles or wraps occupy a seat. Some
one politely asks if the seat is engaged,
and receives in reply a curt "No," or in
place of this only a quick jerk of the arti
cles off the seat. It may be uncomforta
ble on-a close, sultry day for them to be
at all crowded, but it doesn't make it a bit
more comfortable to fuss over it, for there
is every reason on a day.such as this for
tbem to keep cool.
I hey enter a horse car and hnd the
Beats occupied, and a gentleman gener
ously gives tbem his seat. They sink into
it with a haughty nod or without any ac
knowledgment whatever, with a look on
their faces as though it was only what he
should do and they were entitled to it. A
man has just as much right to a seat in a
car, aa long as he pays bis fare, as a wo
man has, no more nor no less, lhere is
no law to compel a mtn to give his seat to
a woman, but that which is recognized by
all true gentlemen, the law of chivalry,
and that the followers of this law are get
ting so rare is, in part, due to .women such
as these accepting a service rendered tbem
as a matter of coarse. If a seat is worth
Uccepting.it is certainly worth an "I
thank you," and women who refuse to ac-
knowledge a courtesy such as this deserve
to stand, even though the car be full of
men all occupying seats.
These women would be indignant
ebould any one even hint that they were
not ladies, yet by their own actions . tbey
tend to give out this impression. A true
lady seldom forgets toacknowlege a cour
tesy in private, and never.in public It is
the ambition of all women to be ladies,
and to be acknowledged as such, but wo
men who are discourteous in public can
never lay claim to this title.
Pigeons in Russia.
Une is struck by tne multitude ot pig
eons in and about Moscow, ihey are
held in great reverence by the common
people, and no Russian will harm tbem.
Indeed, they are as sacred here as mon
keys in Benares or doves in Venice, being
considered emblems of the Holy Ghost,
and under protection of the Church
They wheel about in large blue flocks
through the air, so dense as to cast shad
ows like swift-moving clouds between the
sun and the earth, alighting fearlessly
where they chose, to share the beggar's
crumbs or the bounty of the affluent, it
is a noteabie tact that this domestic bird
was also considered sacred by the old
Scandinavians, wno believed that lor a
certain period alter death the aoul of the
deceased, under such form, was acous-
tomed to come to eat and drink with us
as well as to watch the 'behavior of the
. . - . '
M. M. BaUou.
A Plausible Theoet. Wife I think
my dear that we had better name the ba
Hnsband "Billr" what do you want
ofl him named that for?
Wife So that he willbecalled
Ham when he grows up.
1 23!f" Georgia declares unmistakably
that she will stand with North Carolina
- 1 in the policy of white schools for white
children and black schools for black. Any
- ! other policy in the South will mean sim-
piy iio Bcnoois afcaju,
I - f" Pnritv.: sincerity ' obedience, and
I self-surrender are the marble steps that
i lead into the spiritual temple.
Early Iowa Days.
Captain William Phelps, a' veteran- 4f
le United States ; service' in th
the . united States service in the f olden
time, and one of the first white settlers of
Iowa, recentlv pave the followinremihsU?
cence of hit experience among the Indi-
ans before the territory was fairly opened
to settlement, and durintr the time when a !
bloody warfare was waged betweendth!
ancient Sacs and Fox tribes and their ene?'
mies tne oioux. uantam Khpin murf
It was my good or bad fortune when
yet a. young man to be an eye-witness
and to some extent a participatory in one :
of the bloodiest battles of ancient or mod-1
ern times, considering the number of 'men
engaged. If my memory serves fee4 right-
it was early in the year of 1833 that I had
occasion to take a load of supplies tofa
uauu vi lue rui xnuians, WUO were' en
camped on the Skunk Iliver, not far from
the place where the village of Rome noW-
stand?. "I was then stationed at the block
house, a few miles below Ottumwaj; and
drove across the country,' reaching 'the'
village about three o'clook in the ' after-?
noon, lhe site chosen waa a beautiful
one, being a perfectly level plateau, sever j
al acres in extent, bordering upon the
broken surface of living green ' so ' far 'at
the eye could extend in every direction.'
After gazing for some time upon the scene
from the summit of a neighboring bluff,1 I
drove down through the little town and
pitched my tent at the upper end ' near
the river bank. Nothing could exceed
the hospitality of the reception given us
and we were soon completely at home.' -Nothing
happened to arouse our suspi
cion in the least during the remainder; of
that summer day, and all wen to bed5 at
an early hour without dreaming of danger
which must have been hoverisg 'over iii
at that time. ""- "'t'f'f
About midnight I was awakened by a
chorus of the most hideous yells that ever
came from the lips of human beings, It
seemed to me that the woods must be
filled with devils, and that their revels
were to be over us. For a moment recov
ering my mind I gathered together my
men and rushed for the open space in the
center of the village. Everything, was in
the utmost confusion, the women and
children running for places of safety, some
of the braves panic-stricken, and the';; ene
my right npon us, apparently about to
take possession. It was a band of - the
Sioux who had crept upon the sleeping
town in the middle of the night and ' at-
I tacked it in this ferocious manner, the pert
i lect surprise mrowing me ooiaest oi tne
I Fox warriors into a panic for a moment.
I realized that our only hope for escap
ing was to beat them back, - and assisted
the chiefs in every way to rally their men.
This required but a few moments, and then
ensued one of the bloodiest' battles that
was ever fought by humans. "The ;night
I was dark, as a starlight night in Iowa so
J often is, and after the first few minutes' of
I yelling everything settled down into a
quiet that was far more oppressive than
the noise had been. .Only , an occasional
shot could be heard, aa almost all bf lhem
relied upon their knives and 'tomahawks
to do the bloody work. It was a -still
hunt and to the death. Each man sought
out an opponent, and they fought togeth
er uniu one or tne otner was dead. x or
two long hours that dreadful fight' went
on, the quiet of the night being only bro
ken by an occasional death yell or the 're
port of a solitary gun.- At last the at
tacking party broke and fled in tsste
from the field, leaving their de'ad, a thing
they would not have done' if their 'spirits
had not been completely broken."' I'u'
The next morning there were one hun
dred dead lying upon the field, arid 'wbeA
yon consider that there were not 'more
than two handled and fifty engaged1 Vott
I can imagine how deadly was the" strife.
The fire-arms of to-day could nolf'haTe
done such execution. Of the dead', seven
ty were Sioux, showing how desperately
the attacked had fought to save their homes
and families. . N i jiv.
&uch scenes as these were not 'incom-
mon in those days but they would create
no little wonder to-day. and many. who
bave come to Iowa since her fertile fields
have been tilled and since all these ' won
derful cities have grown up, will be una
ble to understand how tbey could ever
have happened. (J',
Bat as was the fight, the .dog-least
which followed was to me even. worse, and
I tried in every way to get out of it! Old
K knk said it was strange that a man
who could fight Indians so could toot eat
dog, bat somehow I coald not get up", an
appetite for that feast. I finally managed
to slip out of it, bat always thought, the
Indians had lost something of their respect
for me because of my doing so. 4j
From Mrs Phelps, the reporter ' learned
that the captain had played quite a promi
nent part in this sanguinary conflict , and
was held in high regard by the Sacs and
Foxes by reason of bis bravery, 'a t j.i
A Chance Word.
Who can estimate the value of a chance
word, in the sense in which there is such
a thing as chance? Upon the silence oo-
I casioced by the sudden stopping of a street
1 car, mere leu these words: "oo loo g as
you can contribute to the pleasure,' hap
piness or comfort of any human being,
you are of importance in the worldand
no longer." , Whatever may have 4been
the object of these words, the thought
I reached the hearts of a dozen or more pas-
sengers, ana ii was interesting io note tne
changed expression on some listless faces.
In utter unconsciousness of any . eflect of
her words, the lady from whose. lips j they
fell, passed out into the street.' Perhaps
in the great day it may be her "happiness
to know that the Lord then .used her
tongue for a blessing to some heart which
had as yet failed to comprehend the mean
ing of its life straggle; for the truth she
emphasized was a truth which all of , us
need to realize. Not our personal enjoy
ment, nor yet our seeming success In life,
bat oar part in God's plan for others, is
the measure of our importance in.,; the
world. Sunday School Times.' ,,t 'n 4 t)
Neatness and, simplicity are . the
best ornaments; good habits ; are -better
than fine clothes, and t the , most elegant
manners the kindest. , ,