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CHARLOTTE, N. C, FRIDA Y, AUGUST 26, 1887.
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Entered at the Poet Office in Charlotte, N
0 as second class matter," according to the
rales of the P. O. Department.
H. U. ECCLES. GEO. W. BftYAN.
CHARLOTTE, If. C.
The largest and most centrally located Hotel in
t he city.
Newly painted and refurnished. Electric
Bells and Electric Lights. The Central and
ECCLES & BRYAN,
Aug. 5, 1887. Proprietors.
J. P. McCOMBS, M. D.,
Oiler. his professional services to the citizens of
Charlotte and surrounding country. All calls,
both night and day, promptly attended to.
Office in Brown's building, up Btairs, 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 Mr3 Latham's, 214 South Tryon
street, nearly opposite the Post Office.
Charlotte, May 27, 1887. tf
1. BUB WELL. P. D. WALKEB.
BURWELL & WALKER,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will 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. 1885.
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
V ill practice in all the Courts of this State
Prompt attention given to collections.
Nov. 7, 1885. tf
f. I. OSBORNE. W. C. MAXWELL.
OSBORNE & MAXWELL,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts.
tg Offices 1 and 3 Law Building.
July 3, 1886. y
HAMILTON C. JONES.
CHARLES W. TILLETT.
JONES & TILLETT,
Attorneys at Law.
Charlotte, N. C.
Practice in the Courts of this District and in
Richmond county. Also, in the Federal Courts
of the Western District.
Aug. 12, LS87.
G. P. BASON,
Attorney at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal
Courts. Office No. 16, Law Building.
Jan. 14, 1887. y
DR. M. A. BLAND.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Hotel 'D Brown'8 buill3iDg. 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.
Office over A. R. Nisbet & Bro's store. Office
hours from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M.
E. B. SPRINGS. E. S. BURWELL.
SPRINGS & BURWELL,
Grocers & Commission Merchants,
Con. College anp 4th Sts.,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Ian. 1, I887.
(No. 3, Tryon street, near WrutorCi Drug Store,
Charlotte, N. C.
Practical Watch-Maker and Jeweler,
Keeps a full stock of h-indsome Jewelry
Clocks. Spectacles, &c., which he will sell at a
Dealer in Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, Jtwplry,
Silver and Si vtr-Pit, w d. ' v
- alCj tzf.
Repairing of Jewelry. Watches, Clocks, Ac,
done promptly, and satisfaction assuied
repliuDg ntioii glven to fine Watch
Aug. 19, 1837.
Complete Slock and Lowest Prices
Shoes, Trunks and Valises.
' PEGRAM & CO,
Jano24.1837.- ,.' 16 South Tryon street.
THE BEST STOCK
Heavy and Fancy Groceries,
JU JN ECTIONEROS.
I1-..: 1- j-.
iu.w, vanned ioods, etc, can be found at
A. R. & W. B. NISBET
The shortest reiffn'mer monarch is
the Emperor of China, who is only 5 feet
high. Emperor William, of Germany,
is the tallest, being just 6 feet in height.
Prince Albert, of Germany, nephew of
the Emperor, is 6 feet 6 inches high, and
the Emperor of Russia is 5 feet 11 inches.
Ths tallest man among Eastern nations is
Chang, the Chinese giant, who is 7 feet 8
inches high. The tallest European is
Winckelmeier, a young Austrian, who
measures 8 feet 9 inches in stature.
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 1880, due and unpaid :
One Lot in the city of Charlotte, adjoining the
property of T. H. Qaither and others, sold as
property of Nellie Alexander taxes due 68 cents.
One-half Acre of Land in Charlotte township,
adjoining property of Frank 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 as 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. Q. 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. Caruthera and
others, sold as property of T. N. Alexander
taxes due $3 80.
W. 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 W. P. Alex
ander's homestead, G. W. Little, Frank Littleand
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 8heriff.
By virtue of a power contained in a Mortgage
made to me by"W. 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,
1887, 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. Famw and
others. Terms Cash.
Aug. 5, 1887. 5w Mortgagee.
We are headquarters for these Goods. Have
just opened up the finest and most complete line
of Sporting Goods ever brought to this market.
Double and Single Breech Loading Shot Guns-
an graaes. ijonuon a me Twist Muzzle Load"
ing Guns. Breech Loading Rifles, all grades
Paper and Brass Shells. Breech Loading Imple
ments, Shot Pouches and Belts, Powder Flasks,
We guarantee our retail prices on these Goods
against JNew ork or Baltimore. Call and bo
HAMMOND & JUSTICE.
Rubber and Leather Belting.
Just received, a large lot of Rubber Belting of
all sizes. We warrant every foot we sell and
guarantee our prices against any house south of
HAMMOND & JUSTICE.
Oct. 29. 1886.
Paid in Cash or Trade, at
ROSS & ADAMS'
Book and Stationery Store, No. 17 S. Tryon St.
July 9, 1886.
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 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. 1886.
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, bait, &c, in the city, wjll be
found at our
Wholesale and Retail Store.
Call and see us before buying.
A R.& W.B. NISBET
We have the Improved Tubular Lantern; also
the Buckeye, with Double Olobes.
R. H. JORDAN & CO.
Dr. Scott's Electric Hair Curler
immediately crimps, bangs or curls the Hajr to
any desired shape, x or safe 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. Drnggista-
Water Closet Seat, a new and valuable device
for the cure and prevention of Piles. No cure
no pay. . i
For further information apply to
E. NYE HUTCHISON, M. D.,
Charlotte, July 22, 1887. Agt for Patentee.
Toe Survival in Europe of a Barbarous
A difficulty involving- a challenge to
fight a duel has been pending between
the two well-known French statesmen,
Jules Ferry and Gen. Boulanger. It
seems to have passed harmlessly by, how
ever, after the manner of French auels.
It appears that on the Continent oi. Eu
rope this barbarous custom has a stronger
hold on life than in this country. It lives
in spite of law by the iOrce of public
opinion which is above law. A (ew
months ago Msj. Hiuze of the lierman
army, bearing two orders won 011 the field
of battle, was degraded, being deprived
of the right to the title of Major and to
wear the uniform of the army, because be
omitted to challenge to a duel his political
opponent in the Reichstag election, who
daring the campaign aspersed his honor
as an omcer. lhe boding of the (Jourt of
Honor was approved by Emperor Wit-'
Ham, althongh there is a law against duel
Is it not about time for civilized people
to cast away this savage and senseless
method of settling personal issues ? We
have heard all the pleas which are urged
in defense of it, but they are of no force
whatever. It really taxes our confidence
in the sincerity of its apologists to listen
to the reasons offered for its continued
We are glad it has fallen into disuse
among first-class people in this country.
There was a time when such a man as
Hamilton would engage in such horrible
combat. That time is gone. No one
would expect men of that grade to perpe
trate such folly and crime now. When
any thing of the sort occurs iu the United
States nowadays it is commonly the doing
of some pompous little coxcombs who do
not know how to behave themselves.
Advice to Young Housekeepers.
The young housekeeper should avoid
the temptation to spend money too freely
upon her house. It is a hard struggle
sometimes not to buy this or that trifle
that would add to the beauty and comfort
of the little home, but while the refusal to
acquire it often brings a sharp pang, its
purchase may result in regrets of a more
serious character. An excellent rule for
people with limited means is to buy noth
ing for which they are unable to pay cah.
Anticipating money is a sorry business.
With judgment and economy the house
keeper can generally save a small sum
from her weekly allowance. A quarter
here, a half dollar there, a dime perhaps
in another place, may seem almost too un
important to lay aside, but the aggregate
proves very useful occasionally. "De
spise not the day of small things" is a mot
to whnh should be learned and put into
practice by every housekeeper. Such sav
ings should be put away for any additions
to her household belongings that she may
desire to make, and not thrown into the
general fund. No one has a right to say
what shall be done with such sums if not
she who has earned them by her economy
as truly as does her husband his savings
by his labor.
The Victor Clover Huller will thresh Clover
for the public and is ready to start out at any
lme. .Parties wanting to make engagement
will please call on
Or S. H.
Aug. 19, 1887. 2w
NEW GROCERY STORE,
w. m. lyITes & CO.,
Charlotte, N. C,
Trade Street, Central Hotel Building.
We keep a supply of Heavy and Fancy Gro
ceries of the best grade, such as Coffee, Teas,
Sugar, Syrups, Bacon, Hams, bestgradeof Flour,
Canned Goods, etc.
One car load of SALT just received.
We do a cash business, and therefore sell Goods
at the lowest market rates.
5 We buy all kinds of
Such as Wheat, Corn, Oats, Rye,
Dried Fruit of all Kinds,
Butter, Eges, Chickens, &c.
We pay cash for country Produce, and invite
a share ot patronage.
W. M. LYLES & CO.
Aug. 19, 1887. fun
North Carolina Railroap Company, '
Secretary and i reamrer s Omce,
Burlington, N. C, Aug. 4th, 1887.
The second pavment of 3 per cent on Divi
dead No. 25 will be due on September 1st to
Stockholders of record at 12 o clock, M.. on
Aueust 10th. The transfer Books will be closed
at 12 o'clock M., August 10th, until September
P. B. RTJFFIN,
Aug. 12, 1887. 4w Secretary
Blood and Liver Pills,
Kine's Pills are peculiarly adapted to the fol
lowing Diseases: Bilious, Intermittent and Re
mittent Fevers. Sick Headache. Piles. Indiges
tion, Costlyeness, Colic. Jaundice, Dropsy,
Dvsenterv. Heartburn. Loss of Appetite, DyS'
pepsia. Diseases of the Liver, Kidneys and
Bladder. EruDtions of the Skin. Nervousness,
and all Disorders that arise from a Diseased
Liver or Impure Blood. For sale by
BURWELL & DUNN. Druggists,
April 15. 1887. Charlotte, N. C
Having secured the services of one of the very
best of Bakers, I am prepared to lurnisn ureaq
Cakes, and everything in the naaery line.
3. M. HOWELL,
Feb. 11. 1887. East Trade Street.
I)r. Bragg's Lifer Pills,
These Pills are peculiarly adapted to the fol
Bilious, Intermittent and Remittent Fevers,
Sick Headache, Piles, Indigestion, Costiveness,
Colic, Jaundice, Dropsy, Dysentery, Heartburn,
Loss of Appetite, Dyspepsia, Diseases of the
Liver. Kidneys and Bladder, Eruptions of the
Skin, Nervousness, and all Disorders that arise
from a diseased Liver or impure isiooa.
E8J Prepared only at the Laboratory of.
W. M. WILSON & CO..
Trade BL, Charlotte, N. O.
Feb. 11, 1887.
From Mr J. H. Millsja Superintendent
( Orphanagv at Tbffmagville, N. CI ; ;
"Finding homes for 'children!" v How
easy and pleasant i the task! The Lord
made such mistakes in withholding : chil
dren from some whoso much desire them.
Orphan houses must correct; these errors
by supplying the children desired; Some
poor people die and kave orphans. Some
rich people live and adopt them. What a
happy arrangement! .And so it really
seems until you try it. -
A clever couple in Charlotte adopted, a
itlle girl, and were, delighted with . her,
and she was delighted with her home.
There were general congratulations. Time
rolled on and a letter came' back from a
heart-broken woman: ' "When my little
boy waii.born they sent me away. Now,
after several years of sorrow and suffer
ing, have married poor but industri
ous man and we are making a living.'
The girl was petted and spoiled and mined
by the man who pot himself in the place
of a father, and claimed her as his adopted
daughter. A childless couple in Hertford
adopted an innocent little girl seven years
old. She was good and in every way
promising. The man was pious led in
prayer and edng. Useful in the church.
He sent the girl to college. There we
saw her. She spoke freely of the kindness
of her teachers her adopted parents, and
ail her friends. - She even told of her ex
pected marriage at the close of her term
at 6C000I. Alas, another letter! The
man has taken the girl to parts unknown.
liuc such cases are the exceptions. So
they are: yet some rules have so many
exceptions! Adopted children are often
good, usetui and nappy. Bull the mana
gers of the orphan bouses sometimes
whisper to themselves that the Lord
knew what was best when he refused
children to some who desired them.
A man belonging to the amen corner.
came for a boy. He was endorsed by his
preacher, "Jnst the man to raise a boy."
In a few months he wrote for another
boy he could work him and drive bim
witnout pay. rree negroes wanted wa
ges, lhe orpnan had been given to him
and had no protection. Time passed on.
The boy was driven and wronged until, in
his exasperation, he stole, lhe man who
had neglected the boy's morals and had
taught him no religion, denounced him as
thief, and he is now in the penitentiary.
A Baptist D. D., and the W. M. of a Ma-
oonio Lodge highly endorsed a man who
applied for an orphan, lhat man had
hired an orphan boy for a year payment
to be made at Christmas. When the pay
day was near, he called in a lawyer to pre
pare an indictment against the boy for
stealing. At the same time he told the
lawyer that the boy had not stolen; but
his object was to scare him off without his
wages. At oar lset report be was Still in
the Church and in the Lodge. A Presby
terian rLIder selected, talked lreely with a
boy and desired him. The boy was de
lighted; but they called him a white ser
vant and made bim eat at a side table
with a negro girl. We encouraged him
to run away and put him where he learned
a good trade. How easy to multiply such
nstances! lbose who purpose to obey
me goiaen ruie, are oiow ana caretul in
.t t 1 1 1 1
applying for orphans. Those who intend
to feed light and drive hard are always
ready and persistent. Pastors seldom
know the meanness of their member, and
are ready to endorse the meanest. A
Granville man told a traveler: "Old man
Mills was at my house yesterday 'quirin'
'bout a gal he give to my neighbor.
told him the gal was well treated and bad
a plenty of everything. I don't tell tales
on my neighbors; but I'll tell you the gal
is treated mighty bad and they are no fit-
tin folks to have a gal.
The managers of Orphan houses seldom
learn the truth about the children they
hnd homes lor.
But where is the remedy? The remedy
is nere: iveep me cnuaren 1111 tney are
trained in morals and fortified in religion.
Then let them learn trades, receive wages
and require their employers to treat them
as they do others whom they employ.
The Appetite of Birds.
Of all animals, birds posses the quick
est motions, the most energetic respira
lion, and the warmest blood, aud they
consequently undergo the most rapid
change of substance, and -need the most
tood. Although lew creatures are so
pleasing to the aesthetic tastes of a poeti
cally inclined person as birds, the breeder
knows that most of them are to be looked
upon as hearty or excessive eaters. Any
one who closely observes birds and their
conduct, will soon remark that all their
thoughts and efforts, aside from the few
days they spend in wooing and their short
periods of resting, are directed in getting
eomethic to eat. With what restless
earnestness do titmice plunge through the
bushes and the trees! Not a leaf is unin
vestigated, every chink in the bark is ex
amined for whatever eatable it may be
hiding, and a sharp look is cast into every
joint of a branch. How industriously
does the ousel turn and thrash the leaves
on the ground of the woods all the day
long, spying its game with a glance of its
sharp eve. and snapping it upon the in
stant ! After observing a few such inci
dents we can easily .believe the stories
that are related of the fish-eating powers
of the cormorant, and of the fruit-eating
birds that are able to consume three times
their weight every day.
NEW GOODS ARRIVING.
CALL AND SEE THEM.
New lot of Navy Blue Twilled Flannel for
Boys' Suits at 3?, 5Q and 60 cents. .
One lot of Towels, extra nice quality, at $2.75
a dozen. Be sure to see them. New lot of
Black Cashmeres, which will be sold at very
All-Wool HENRIETTAS something new.
Ask to see them. Also, our new line of Black
Camel's Hair. Our line of Blacks is very attrac
tive throughout, and every lady making pur
chases in Mourning Goods will do well to ex
amine our stock.
It remains a fact that we are selling the cheap
est line of Hosiery that has ever been on the
The Goods are all new, bought at close figures,
and sold at unusually close profits.
, T. L. SEIGLE & CO.,
Aug. 19. 1887. 11 West Trade street.
, ,. A Great Danger.
Here is an item from the New York Star, j
on the dangers attending cigarette
smoaiog, mat snouia oe needed by our
young menr ,;;.i . ;
"The result of Coroner Messemer's in
vestigation of the cause of young' Russell
Hitchcock's death 'showed conclusively
lhat ' it was precipitated by cigarette
smoking. mere were eviaeoees ot con
gestion of the brain but death was direct
ly due to coma. The Uoroner was assist
ed at the Autopsy by Dr. Charles N.
Leale, TJ. S. A., a personal friend of the
Knevals family. When Dr. Lewis A.
Sayre was told that yonnr Knevals had
died from the effects of smoking three
packages, or sixty cigarettes daily, he ex
"I don't wonder that he died. We
don't give tobacco fair play. It is the
nicotine that poisons. A manufactured
cigarette is merely a paper cylinder filled
with tobacco, through which the nicotine
cannot percolate, and hence is drawn into
the smoker's mouth. With a cigar (and
the doctor puffed vigorously on a fragrant
Havana) much of the nicotine has a
chance to evaporate through the porous
wrapper. 11 you were to oover a cigar
with paper or collodion, or varnish it, the
enect in smoking would be the same as a
JJr. bay re said further that without a
careful diagnosis, and a previous knowl
edge of the patients' habits, they are apt
to be confounded. He likened the opium
habit to the cigarette habit, insomuch
that if one takes bold of a man be is en
slaved, and nothing less than an iron will
can master it. A startling illustration of
the above fact was related by the doctor
who instanced a case that came under his
immediate observation nearly thirty years
ago. lhe symptoms were general lassi
tude, drooping of the eyelids, etc. Very
strong coffee was administered as an anti
dote to the tobacco poison.
A veteran cigar dealer advises those
who have not contracted the habit of cig
arette smoking not to smoke them. Fully
30 per cent, more cigarettes are sold than
ever before. Instances were named where
men of prominence had become addicted
to their use, and many of them found it
impossible to throw off the shackles. Per
haps the real cause for the enslavement of
the smoke is the fact that cigarettes are
filled with vile drugs which have the same
effect on a person as opium.
it is not generally known, but it is a
fact, nevertheless, that ladies and young
girls smoke cigaretteB. One would sup
pose that smoking among the feminine
beauties was confined to those in the low
er walks of life, but the reverse is true,
and Fifth Avenue and Murray Hill belles
are the chief users. Certain young ladies
even get together on stated occasions and
smoke their cigarettes.' s
Introduction of Cotton into the United
Spain was the first of the European
States to grow cotton. It was introduced
here by the Moors in the tenth century.
The first cotton was planted in the United
States in 1621. "Carroll's Historical Col
lections of South Carolina" mention the
growth of the cotton plant in that pro
vince in 1(566. in 1736 it was planted in
Talbot county, Maryland, latitude thirty-
nine north. At the commencement of the
Revolutionary war, Gen. Delagall was
said to have had thirty acres planted in
cotton near Savannah. Ga. It is stated
that in 1748. among the exports of
Charleston, S. C, were seven bags of cot
ton wool, valued at three pounds eleven
shillings and five pence a bag. Another
small shipment was made in 1754, and
1770 three more, amounting to ten bales,
In 1776, eight bales shipped to England
were seized on the ground that so much
cotton could not be produced in the
United States. The first Sea Island cot
ton was grown on the coast of Georgia in
1786, and its exportation commenced in
1788. by Alexander Bissel of St. Simons
Island. In 1791 the cotton crop of the
United States was two million pounds, of
which three-fourths was grown in South
L Carolina and one fourth in Georgia. Ten
years later, 1801, forty eight million
pounds were produced tr onty million
pounds of which was exported.
The United t.tates have long since ex
celled all other countries in the quantity
and quality of the cotton produced. India
ranks next in importance in its supply of
cotton to the United State, but its fiber is
far inferior to the American. The other
cotton producing countries worthy of men
tion are the East Indies, Egypt, Brazil, the
West Indies and Guinea. American Ag
Clergymen's Soke Thboats. An
English surgeon claims to have discov
ered the cause of clergymen's sore throats.
No other speakers are affected in this way,
and he has come to the conclusion that
the malady is induced by speaking down
to a congregation from an elevated pulpit,
thereby depressing the vocal organi and
causiner irritation and congestion. If
clergymen would bold the head erect and
speak up they would never have throat
trouble, and even if already suffering to
some extent they may cure themselves
by speaking in a right position. There
are bad habits of phonation, breathing,
etc.. which a good teacher can easily cor
rect, but the bending forward of the bead
aud hanging over the sermon while read
me it is worst of all, and any man can
correot himself of it.
E3F A little boy who was to pass the
afternoon with a Doctor's little daugh
ter was given two pieces ot candy. When
he retorned home his mother inquired if
he gave the largest piece to th,e little girl
"No. mother. I didn't. You told me to
crive the biizsrest piece to com pan v and I
was the company over there."
EST" There is a deplorable state of af
fairs in Labrador and New Foundland.
The fisheries have failed and the people
are reduoed to the verge of starvation.
So extreme is the destitution, indeed, that
even cannibalism is hinted at.
t3T To settle all controversy it has
been figured out by a mathematical crank
that if 32,000,000 people should grasp
hands they would reach around the earth.
Idle Brains and Hands.
Bishop Peck has lately ' produced some
prominent ideas about dormant forces and
idle muscles. He instances the idle voung I
man. jno power oomes from his muscles
They were made to be strong for work,
but be does nothing. His muscular abili
ty is simply good for nothing.' Devoted
to agriculture, or handicraft, the pbysical
force which is dormant within him 'would
give bread and health, and respectability.
Aa it is, he is only a nuisance; j perhaps a
loathsome object of pity and contempt.
And the bishop takes the true ground,
that, an industrious boot-black ia , better,
and is better off, than a loafing miscreant
sprig of aristocracy.
.Work is demanded everywhere., All de
partments of industry are languishing for
want of faithful, skilled workers, whether
it be making streets, sawing . wood or in
the higher branches of skill and ,- art, . and
yet,.witnes the good bi$hoo, amid, all
the din of labor in farming, manufactures,
in all the industrial arts, these men have
nothing to do! How did other men get
work? By thinking quickly and acting
promptly; by seizing the best, the first
that came to hand. Tramping, lounging,
begging , never gave employment to any
man. lhe thousands of idlers have made
themselves viciously brainless. The lapse
Df powers, active and bright enough ,10
children has come of parental indulgence,
gerisandizing laziness, indulged depend
ence, .drinking, disuse or misdirection.
ttrand nelds 01 industry, wealth and use
fulness lie all around this idle, shiftless
nuisance, but be cannot think himself into
them. He has lost his sole eyesight. .The
very bread, money, comforts, elegance he
sighs for are within reach of his hands,
but he cannot see them; wouldn't know
them if he did see them.
But he does not only denounce the idler
but he tells bim bow to find employment.
Employ yourself then. Sell that apple in
stead of eating it. Sell it and buy two.
sell toe two and buy more, liefore you
know tt you will nave a basket-toll be a
trader, a merchant, a valuable citizen. Do
not hang about the city doing nothing.
Push out into the country, seize that saw
and axe; cut up a few sticks of somebody's
wood, .barn your dinner, don t beg it.
Get hold of a spade; show somebody that
you are just the man they have wanted
for a long time to make a garden. Seize
a plow, and if you don't know how to hold
it, learn. "Hands all blistered!" Very
well. Glad of it. The first signs of life
in you for a long time. If you had blis
tered them before they would have been
tough and good for something by this
"Where s my hair ' "wnos seen my
Knue r" "Who turned my ooat wrong
Ibereyou go, my boy! When you
came into the bouse last evening you
flung your bat across the room, jumped
out of your, shoes and kicked 'em right
and left, wriggled out ot your coat and
gave it a toss, and now you are annoyed
because each article hasn't gathered itself
into a chair to be ready for you when you
dress in the morning.
Who cut those shoe-strings? You did
it to save one minute's time in untying
them ! Your knife is under the bed where
it rolled when you hopped, skipped, and
jumped out of your trousers.
Your collar is down behind the bureau,
one of your socks on the foot ot the bed
and your vest maybe in the kitchen wood
box for all you know.
.Mow, then, my way has always been
the easiest way. I had rather fling my
hat down than to bang it up ; I'd rather
kick my boots under the lounge than
place 'em in the ball; I'd rather run the
risk of spoiling a new coat than change it.
I own right up to being reckless and
slovenly, but, ah me ! Haven't T had to
pay for it ten times over? .Now set your
foot right down and determine to have
order. It is a trait that can be acquired.
An orderly man can make two suits of
clothes last longer and look better than a
slovenly man can do witb four. He can
save an hour per day over the man who
flings things belter-skelter. He stands
twice the show to get a situation and keep
it and five times the show to conduct busi
ness with profit.
An orderly man will be an accurate
man. 11 be is a carpenter every joint win
fit. If he ia a turner, bis goods will look
neat. If he is a merchant, his books will
show neither blot nor errors. An orderly
man is usually an economical man and
always a prudent one. If you should ask
me how to become rich. I should answer,
"be orderly, be accurate."
The Value of an Engagement Ring.
Occasionally the courts are called upon
to decide issues winch go down deep into
the human heart, and one of these cases
has just been adjudicated. To young peo
ple contemplating matrimony, or breach
of promise, litigation, and all , that, a de
cision just rendered by the supreme Court
of Missouri will be of interest. In this
case, which was a suit for damages for
breach of promise, the defendant, a fickle
and mercurial youtb, who could net know
his own mind for thirty consecutive min
utes. contended that the woman whom he
had jilted had surrendered her engage
ment nog to him on demand, and that
annulled the engagement.
From this opinion, however,. the rever
end and gallant seigniors of the Missouri
Supreme Court felt themselves constrained
to dissent. They put themselves emphati
cally on record against this sort of reason-
ing. " i nere was noinmg mat tne piam
tiff could do," says the court, "but accept
the situation" her faithless lover made for
her, "abandon all hope of marriage, give
up the symbol of that hope, the ring, and
. . s . i
seek sucn compensation in aamsger as iu
law could give her for the injury she had
suffered, without fault on her part, at the
hands" of her lover. -
Fickle young gentleman whocontemplate
jilting their betrothed sweethearts and de
manding the surrender oi me engagement
rings in order to close the transaction, are
referred to this decision as conveying val
t3f When a man is twenty five be
knows something, when he is forty-five he
wishes he knew something. .' ! '
Paying an Old DebUd;l
A merchant very .extensivielv eB&ised
in commerce.'in one Mf . our' Allan tfe cities,
died intestate Februarv 18. i 8"
K vi DCfiuij-uis. filter un uciiu,
i , ' ' . J 1 . . ' .
among nis papers a package 01 cpnsiaera
ble size was found, carefully tied-up and
"Notes, due-bills, and accounts against
persons down along-shore -some of these
may be got by suit or severe dunning.
Jiul the people are poor; most of them
have had fisherman's luck. ' My children
will do as they think best. Perhaps they
will think, with me, that it is best to burn
this entire package." r" Y V '", ' 1
About a month after be died his -sons
met together, when the elder brother,-the
administrator, produced this packet, read
me superscription, ana asxea wnai course
should be taken in regard to it. ; Another
brother, a few years younger than the eld
eat, a man of strong, impulsive tempera
ment, unable at the moment to express
his feelings by word, - while he brushed
the tears from his eyes with one hand,, by
a spasmodic jerk of the other toward. , the
fire-place, indicated his wish to have the
packet put into the flames. It was sug
gested by another of the brothers that it
might be well first to make a list f-the
debtors' names, and of the1 dates ' and
form such as might offer payment that
their debts were forgiven. '" ?
On the following day they, again as
sembled, the list bad been prepare du.JUBd
all the notes, due-bills, and accounts- the
amount of which including ( interest,
amounted to 130,000 were committed to
the flames. .! - ..Jl
It was about four months! after 'our
father's death, continued my informant, in
the month of June, that as. I. vte eiuing
in my eldest brother's countioir-toom.
waiting for an opportunity to speak wth
him, there came in a hard-favored,1 little
old man, who looked as if time and rough
weather had been to windward' of' him lor
seventy years. He asked if my brother
was not the executor of the estate.y,.My
brother replied that he was administrator
as our father died intestate. -
Well," said the stranger, 'Pve come
up from the Cape to pay a debt I owed
the old gentleman." - i ul
My brother requested bira to take a seat,
being at that moment engaged with other
persons at the desk. The old man eat
down, and putting on his glasses, drew
out a very ancient leather pocket-book,
and began to count over his money. When
he had finished, as he sat waiting histurn,
slowly twirling his thumbs, with his old,
grey, meditative eyes upon the 'floor,'' he
sighed, and I knew the money, as -the
phrase runs, "came hard;" and I secretly
wished the old man's name might be. found
upon the forgiven liBt. ! -vxil
My brother was Boon at leisure, and
asked him the -ordiuary questions bis
name, residence, etc. The original debt
was. four .hundred and forty dollars; it
bad stood a long time, and with tneipter-
est amounted to between seven and
hundred dollars.. My brother went
desk, and, after examining the . forgiyen
nee attentively, a suaaen smiieugQisa np
his countenance, and told me the truth at
a glance. The old man's name was here!
My brother quietly took a chair , by , his
side, and a conversation occurred between
them which I shall never forget. ... y,
"x our note is outlawed," said h "it
was dated twelve years ago,' payable -in
two years; there is no witness, and no in
terest has ever been paid: ' you are not
bound to pay this note; we can never" re
cover the amount. - - .'li'-w
Sir," said the old man, "I wish' 61 pay
it. It is the only heavy debt I bate, 'in
the world. It may be outlawed here,- but
I have no child, and my wife and .1 hoipe
we have made oar peace with God 'and
we wish to do so with man.' I should tike
to pay it." : "4 w
And he laid his bank-notes befdrethy
brother.requesting him to count them brer.
1 can not take this money, said ' -my
The old man became alarmed.
"I have cast simple interest for twelve
years and a little over," said he. "If will
pay you compound interest if you require
it. The debt ought . to have been, paid
long ago: but your father, sir. .was very
indulgent: he knew I had been unlucky,
ana iota me not 10 worry soout iw' (OW
, My brother then set the .whole . matter
plainly before him, and taking the,, bank-
bills returned them to the old man's pdek-
et-book, telling him that although.. our
father had left no formal will, he had .re
commended to his children to destroy cer
tain notes, due-bills, and other, evidences
of debt, and release them wbomight be
legally bound to pay them. ,;n ' s
For a moment the worthy old man ; ap
peared to be stupified. ' After he had ..col
lected himself, and wiped few tearairom
his eyes, he said: , ,'. i
"From the time I heard of your father's
death I have raked . and , scraped i and
pinched and spared to get the, money to
gether for the payment of this ' debt.
About ten years ago I had umade up! the
sum within twenty dollars. i My wife
knew how much the payment of this debt
lay on my spirits, and advised me to sell a
cow, and make cp the difference and; get
the heavy burden off my mind. I did so,
and now what will my wife say? I must
get bsck to the cape to tell her this good
news. She'll probably repeat the very
words she used when she put her hands
on my shoulder as. we. parted 'I have
never seen the righteous forsakeD,. or his
seed begging their bread.'.", , ;
Giving each of as a hearty shake of the
hand, and a blessing upon our old, father's
memory, ne went on ma way rejoicwg.
f After a very bhort silence, taking, bis
pencil and making his cast,my brother said:
"There, your part of the -money t would
be so mocb. Contrive a plan to convey
to me your share of the pleasure7 derived
from this operation; the money is at your
service." 1 ' ' - li fV
; Such is the simple tale," which I f have
told ssit was told me. To; adrt the evi
dent moral would be an insult to ' the
reader. Anon. ' ' -
SUP When Webster was asked how he
had acquired his clear,' simplex style of
speaking, he said: "I -have been leaving
I off words all my-Hfet'' 4 "I