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CHARLOTTE, N. C, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER ,9, 1887.
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II. U. ECULE3. GEO. W. BftYAN.
CII4HLOTTJE, US. C.
The largest and most centrally located Hotel in
lie city. . , , .
Newly painted and reTnrtushed. Electric
Bells and Electric Lights. The Central and
ECCLES & BRYAN,
ug. 5, 1887. Proprietors.
J. P. McCOMBS, M. D.,
tJflers bis professional services to the citizens of
Charlotte and surrounding country. All calls,
'joth night and day, promptly attended lo.
Ollice 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, 1887. tf
. HUH WELL. P. D. WALKER.
BURWELL & WALKER,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts
tW 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,
Will practice iu all the Courts of this State
Prompt attention given to collections.
Nov. 7, 1885. tf
9. I. OSBORNE. W. C. MAXWELL.
OSBORNE & MAXWELL,
, Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts.
EP Offices 1 and 3 Law Building.
July 3, 188C. y
HAMILTON C. JONES. CHARLES W. TILLETT.
JONES & TILLETT.
Attorneys at Law.
CUARLOTTE, N. C.
Practice in the Courts of this District nnd iu
Richmond county. Also, in the Federal Courts
of the Western District.
Aug. 12, 1887.
G. P. BASON,
Attorney at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
IS" Will practice in the State and Federal
Courts. Office No. 16, Law Building.
Jan. 14, 1887. y
DR. M. A. BLAND.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Office in Brown's building, opposite Charlotte
Gas used for the painless extraction of teeth.
Feb. 15. 1884.
DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Practice Limited to the
EYE, EAR AND THROAT.
HOFFMAN & ALEXANDER,
CHARLOTTE. N . C .
Office over A. R. Nisbet & Bro's store. Office
hours from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M.
K. B 6PRINOS. E. 8. BCRWKLL.
SPRINGS & BURWELL,
Grocers & Commission Merchants,
Cor. College and 4th Sts.,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Jan. 1, 1887.
(No. 3, Tryon street, near WrbtorCs Drug Stvre,)
Charlotte, N. C.
Practical Watch-Maker and Jeweler,
Keeps a full stock of handsome Jewelry
Clocks, Spectacles, &c, which he will sell at a
Dealer in Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, Jtwclry,
Silver and Silver-Plated Ware, &c.
Repairing of Jewelry, Watches', Clocks, Ac.
done promptly, and satisfaction assured.
replhiDeCial atlention iven t0 fine Watch
Aug. 19, 1887.
Complete Stock and Lowest Prices
Shoes, Trunks and Valises.
PEGRAM & CO ,
1C South Tryon street.
THE BEST STOCK
Heavy and Pancv Grnrftrifia.
Fruits, Canned Goods, etc., can be found at
A. R. & W. B. NISBET
TnE Moon's Magnetism. M. Ligner,
an Austrian meteorologist, claims to have
ascertained after careful investigation
that the moon has an influence on a mag
netized needle vary iDg with its delinea
tion. The phenomenon is said to be more
prominently noticeable when the moon it
near the earth, and to be very marked
when 6be is passing from the full to her
first and eeoond quarter. The disturb
ances are found to be in their maximum
when the moon is in the plane of the equa
tor, an7i greater during the southern than
it is during the northern declination.
New York Sun.
LAND FOR SALE.
I offer for sale, privately, a small tract of Land
in Sharon township, adjoining Wm. Sample and
others. The tract contains about 37 Acres, with
a Dwelling and out-houses. For further " in
formation apply to the undersigned in person, or
address me at Pineville P. O , N. C. If the
Land is not sold by the middle of October, it
will be for rent.
M. N. YANDLE
Sept. 2, 1887. 5w
Having been appointed Administrator of the
estate of the late Saml. E. Howie, I hereby give
notice to all persons having claims against said
Estate to present the same to me before the 3d
day of September, 1888.
Adra'r. of Saml. E. Howie.
Sept. 2. 1887. 6w
NEW GOODS ARRIVING.
CALL AND SEE THEM.
isew lot of Navy Blue Twilled Flannel for
Boys' Suits at 37), 50 and 60 cents.
One lot of Towels, extra nice quality, at $2.75
a aozen. lie sure to see them. Hew lot of
uiacK casnmeres, which will be sold at very
ft li TIT i nniTnininii . - .
Aii-vooi iiiidx nxiii 1 1 as sometuing 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 uoods 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,
ana soiu at unusually close profits.
T. L SEIGLE & CO.,
Aug. 19, 1887. 11 West Trade street.
The Victor Clover Huller will thresh Clover
ior ine puoiic ana is ready to start out at any
ime. Parties wanting to make engagement
win piease can on
J. G. SHANNONHOUSE.
Or S. II. HILTON.
Aug. 19, 1887. 2w
We are headquarters for these Goods. Have
just opened up the finest and most complete line
oi sporting uooas ever Drought to tins market.
Double and Single Breech Loading Shot Guns,
all grades. London Fine 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 n these Goods
against New York or Baltimore. Call and be
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.
Wc 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, &o
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
The best stock of 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 thecity, will 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 Hair to
any desired shape. or sale by
R. II. 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.
making Yellow Butter.
W. M. WILSON & CO.,
March 18, 1887. Druggists'
Water Closet Seat, a new and valuable device
for the cure and prevention of Piles. No cure
For further information apply to
E. NYE nUTCHISON, M. D.,
Charlotte. July 22, 1887. Agt. for Patentee.
On the Snore. - : 1
Beyond those sunset bars oi goU, " Ml?
Which light the wavre of the purple seaj
Near the crystal river, the pearly gate,
1 know you are watching and waiting
Not weary, nolfearfah for time wi'.b you
Is never measured by lingering years, ;
And the golden pointa on the dial's face
Are numbered by ' smiles ana not oy
;tear. ! - -ua
r;'.- , ill,. - ' )..' .- M i
To-night, as I walked on the louely shore
And hat lo the mournful surges qeati
1 think of the musicthat falls on your ear,
Ui the . beautiful-blossoms that he at
jour feet. '" ' ,
to know that no
grief o j
Can -darken a brow so bright
Yet I sometimes fancy my spirit can feel
A eleam from the elorious radiance
A boat will lie shortly on yonder wave,
. The boatman be drawing toward the
His call of warning I soon shall hear,
And the soft, low splash of his ready
lie will bear me safely, Ins arm is strong,
Till the walls of the golden gate I set;
And when I reach it your task is done,
I here is no more watching and waiting
Our word "dollar" dates back to
1785, when a resolution was passed by
Congress which provided that it should
be the unit of money of the United States.
Another resolution was passed iu 1785,
Aug. 5, providing that it should weigh
375.64 grains of pure silver. The mint
was established in 1792, and was then re
quired to coin silver dollars containing
371.25 grains oi pure silver, ibis was
due to the influence of Alexander Hamil
ton. No dollars were coined until 1794,
and then irregular. They are now worth
$100 each. In 1794 the coinage of regu
lar doilars began. Our coin was an adap
tation of the bpanisn muled dollar, a coin
very popular wherever Spaniards traveled.
The coin was called "piastre," meaning a
flat piece of metal; it is synonymous with
Hot Water and Lemon Juice. An
intelligent professional man had long been
troubled with an inactive liver, which
caused him a world of pain. A friend ad
vised him to take a glass oi hot water
with the juice of half a lemon squeezed
into it, but no sugar, night and morning.
He tried it, and iound himself better al
most immediately. His daily headaches,
which medicine had failed to cure, left
him, his appetite improved, and he gained
several pounas wunin a lew weeKs.
NEW GROCERY STORE.
W. M. LYLES & 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, beat grade of Flour,
Canned Goods, &c.
One car load of SALT just received.
We do a cash business, and therefore sell Goods
at the lowest market rates.
XW We buy all kinds of
Such as Wheat, Corn, Oats, Kye,
Dried Fruit of all Kinds,
Butter, Eggs, Chickens, &c.
We pay cash for country Produce, and invite
a share of patronage.
W. M. LYLES & CO.
Aug. 19, 1887. 6m
PEGRAM & CO.,
Boots, Shoes, Rubbers, Trunks
(First National Bank Building,)
South Tbyox St., Charlotte, N. C.
Specialties in Hats.
The "Boss Raw Edge" Soft Hats, the "Light
Weight" Silk Hats, most approved style.
Trunks and Valises, very superior line.
Ladies' High Button Boots, Misses' High But
ton Boots, Children's Hign .Button Hoots.
Leather Back Bound Slipper Soles, Lamb's
Bound Slipper Soles, Porpoise Laces, Alma
Polish. Fine Button Hooks, Stocking Heel Pro
Aug, 26, 1887.
Dr. Bragg's Liver Pills.
These Pills are peculiarly adapted to the fol
Bilious, Intermittent and Remittent Fevers,
Sick Headache, Piles, Indigestion, Co6tiveness,
Colic, Jaundice, Dropsy, Dysentery, Heartburn,
Lioss of Appetite, Dyspepsia, Diseases oi me
Liver, Kidneys and Bladder, Eruptions of the
Skin, Nervousness, and all Disorders that arise
from a diseased Liver or impure ijiooa.
1ST Prepared only at the Laboratory of
W. M. WILSON & CO.,
Trade St., Charlotte, N. C.
Feb. 11, 1887.
E. M. ANDREWS,
Charlotte, N. C,
Has the largest and most complete stock of
In the State.
Also, Baby Carriages, Coffins,
n sT i n - -w-fc m r t
Metallic uaes ana mnai suits.
I buy largely and sell cheap.
No charge for Packing or Drayage.
Pianos and Organs
Of the best makes on the installment plan. Low
prices and easy terms. I am Agent for LUD
DEN & BATES' MDSIC HOUSE.
E. M. ANDREWS.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer,
Next to Wittkowsky & Baruch.
Feb. 12.1886. ,
Bibles and Testaments.
The Mecklenburg County Bible Society keep
at its Depository at the 8tore of W. A. Truslow
on Tryon street, a well selected stock of Bibles,
Testaments, Psalms and Gospels, which can be
had at actual cost; and will be furnished to per
sons unable to purchase, gratuitously.
Oct. 1, 1886. pd
!; It Pays to be vGentlem&n. . . ,
e listened IateW talk Irom 'djs-
tingutshed orator 10 sforhe school boys and
girls and some of his remarks were so per
iiiucuit iiibii we vbuuw luiwrir ijuuviug
them. To the boys 1 ns said: ' "Let ' me
impress npon you boys,' ever; 'one of yon, I
that. tt. arsi ff ha s - trvonl lam an - I fr visit 1
1,mMm m w bjb V W SW S W V MMM SB SI M. SV UVV I
mean a geatleman lir the .oonventional I
sense. . . lo be that, yon liave Only to do too I
work, wear fine clothes: keep ' dainty ' 6o-1
gers that are' never subjected to 'any- e' I
verer task than twirling a -leente mus-1
tache, and affect an ntter ignorance 'of I
whatever is practical. '1 hardly think it I
pays to be a gentleman after this ' style. I
The creature evolved by the above named I
arts, is me very opposite oi a eeniieman: i
for he is a mere bundle of selfishness, and
the first element of the true gentleman 'is
ftorffaceraent of -self, iufegard'f6r" others.
Kemember, boys, If you cultivate your
heart into a tender care for other people s
rights and feelings, you will have no need
of a Turveydrop to teach you deportment.
Ibe observance of the rule, "do unto oth
ers as you would thai they should do unto
you, will make you a gentleman in the
true acceptation of that term and noth
ing else will. And let me urge you to
bear it iu mind that you must be gentle
men it you nope lor a career rightly suc
cessful. I need not tell you that a great
many men win money, ftnd some occupy
large places in the world, who live for
self-, and care little whom they trample
down in their schemes for gain. If to be
rich and powerful fills the conception of
success, these are successful. But to be
selfishly great, is to be both badly great
and greatly bad, and assuredly you would
set before yonr ambition no such an end.
The acquirement of wealth at the expense
of cutting yourself off from human sym
pathy and love is a fearful bard bargain.
It is in fact a selling of the soul for world-
ly gain which the great Teacher charac
terizes as the sum of folly. . But when
you are lifted to wealth, position and
power because of vour exhibition of true
gentlemanly graces, the elevation be
speaks your advancement in the nobility
ot manhood." Sunny oouth.
A Liberal Education.
In an address at the alumni dinner at
Amherst College one of the speakers had
this to say : "If you will visit the facto
ries ol L.ewistou and Lawrence, the ma
chine shops of Taunton and Manchester,
you will find, as for years past, numbers
of vouner men, graduates ol Amherst, of
Yale and of Harvard, who having for
saken the pleasant companionships and
congenial associations of the scholar's life,
have donned the overalls of the day la
borer and are working with their hands
the same as .any operative, with the same
hours, under , the sameh.. stringent rales,
commencing in the lowest room, cleaning
iron castings, with no privileges except
that when they have thoroughly mastered
the handiwork of one room they are ad
vanced to tho next, until, finally, at the
end of about three years they have com
pleted their professional education. Hard
headed business men with large pecuniary
interests at stake, recognize that in this
way they secure the liberally educated
men, hand and head all trained to where
lo intrust the management of their shops
and treasurersbips to insure the best re
turns. Will any one question that such a
preparation makes a liberal prolession i
Home-Made Ice. Take a cylindrical
earthen vessel and ponr 3 ounces of com
mercial sulphuric acid and If ounces of
water into it and then add 1 ounce of
powdered sulphate of soda. In the center
of this mixture, place a smaller vessel con
taining the water to be frozen: then cover
the vessel, and, if possible, revolve the
whole with a gentle motion. In a few
minutes, the water in the small vessel
will be converted into ice. lhe same
mixture can be used a second or third
time for making a block of ice. The
operation should, if possible, be performed
in a cool place, in a cellar, for example.
La Science en lamille.
A eon of an Army officer some
years ago wanted to secure a clerkship iu
one of the departments at Washington,
but his father dissuaded him and advised
him to undertake any other employment
that was honorable. The young man
secured a job as railroad brakeman and
stuck to it. Now he is assistant superin
tendent of the road.
fSp There have been twenty-two Presi
dents of the United States. Five of them
were elected at fifty seven, and six at
tained the great office before the age of
fifty. Three military men past sixty
U a it a Ksan alnAta ttrA ilia) vaw QAAn
and the other was Gen. Jackson, and he
was but sixty one when elected.
To restore faded ink on parch
ment, etc.. the Bodleian .Library, at Ox
ford, has long employed hydrosulphide of
ammonia, a solution of which is spread in
a thin layer over the writing, by means of
a camel s hair pencil.
Raleigh, N. C.
' The Fall Session commences en 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 8tate. Heated by Steam, and
Study Hall lighted by Electricity.
Special rates for two or more from, same
For Circulars and Catalogue, address
Rev. R. BURWELL & SON,
July 8, 1887. 2m Raleigh, N. C
Blood and Liver Pills.
King's Pills are peculiarly adapted to the fol
low inn Diseases : Bilious, Intermittent and Re
mittent Fevers, Sick Headache, Piles, Indiges
tion, Costiveness, Colic, Jaundice, Dropsy,
Dysentery, Heartburn, Loss of Appetite, Dys
pepsia, Diseases of the Liver, Kidneys and
Bladder. Eruptions of the Skin. Nervousness.
and all Disorders that arise from a Diseased
Liver or Impure Blood. For sale by '
BURWELL & DUNN. Drueeists.
, April 15, 1887. . Charlotte, N.C.
An GoglishpaceT 'cites sni .moiieat
wherein' a goat not only resisted: his ha
mad ieapsr, bat esophatlcall; vindicated
his-own principles.' t "Billy" belonged to
a regiment, and never was a gat more at-
tentive topabliodnty tbsoi-was ht.V In
KUV UltDB"! WIU U V W "W ' S ' VAWAUW gUVOVy
It -w-m oaa.VAAm Ha' ar a a favoTanma t
and received roaaya dainty ni&rsel there
from the friendlr hands of taa men.; line
aisfit, however it, happened- that Col.
lriee, in a spirit of mischief, proposed that
toe goat should be ottered a glass of liquor,
Accordingly, be coaziagly held oat. his
eup, and Billy, after a suspicious prelimi
nary suiff quaffed off tha contents., An
other and yet aaother of the men offered
duif a arinK, to ibvmbuob n oouta ; on
think of declining. : ' niii , , ' j :
finally,: the largo tarthern. vessel whieh
held the beef authe bead of the table was
placed upon the floor, and Billy was di
rected to help himself, whioh he proceed
ed to do with such hearty good will that
he became helplessly, unmistakably intox
The next morning he was absent from
roll call and no one could tempt : him - to
leave the stable during the entire day.
When the second evening's mess began
without him, the Colonel was requested
to bring the deserter before a court mar
tial of those who had witnessed his tip
it was with dimcuttv that Hilly was
dragged into the room which be evident
Iv remembered as the scene of his dis
grace. His appearanoe was greeted with
a cheer, but sidly changed were his looks.
Hi once glossy coat bad an unkempt ap
pearanoe, while the once proud and erect
head was lowered in shame.
"Come, Billy, take a drink," said - the
sergeant at the bead of the table.
lhe words seemed to rouse the animal
He lifted his head, his eye lit up, his fore
hoof. beat the floor. With a snort, a rush,
and a bound, Billy butted full against the
large earthgrn vessel coutaimng the men s
evening allowance of ale, breaking it into
a thousand pieoes. Then, with his head
onoe more erect, he stalked proudly out
ot the room.
"And, really," said the corporal who
told the incident, "Billy's was the best
blue-ribbon lecture I ever listened to."
Curious Hysterical Epidemic.
A curious outbreak of convulsionist
mauia, analogous to those which occurred
irom time to time during the middle ages,
has shown itself at Agosta, in the province
t or some weeks past the country peo
ple have been laboring under the delusion
that the district is under the immediate
government of the evil one, and before re
tiring to rest they carefully place on the
threshold the broom and the salt' which
are credited with the power of keeping off
evil spirits. Mauy of the younger women
have epileptiform attacks, during which
they utter piercing sbriek9 and are vio
lently convulsed. So serious had the
condition ot things become that tne syn
dic of Agosta found it necessary to inform
the prefect, who sent detachments of sol
diers into the district in order to calm the
apprehensions of the inhabitants.
As a natural consequence of this condi
tion of mental perturbation the country ie
overrun with quacks, who claim to possess
the only infallible remedy for the seiz
ures. One of these nostrums, the vender
of which was making a rich harvest from
its sale, was found on analysis to consist
of earth, snuff and borax. Three medical
men who were commissioned to investi
gate the cause and nature of this extra
ordinary affection came to the conclusion
that it was an epidemic of hysteria.
They examined a number of the suffer
ers, mostly young women, some of whom
were alleged to have vomited nails, horse
shoes and other equally indigestible sub
stances, while others barked like dogs.
Several of them were 'removed to Rome
for treatment in the hospitals there, and
measures have been taken to check the
spread of the mischief.
In a milder degree this contagion's form
of hysteria is not infrequent, especially in
places where ignorance and superstition
favor manifestations of nervous disorder.
The worst excesses of popular outbreaks,
like the French revolution, have been at
tributed to similar influences and with
every appearance of justice. British
A "ktty dwindle. A resm ot wrap-
costs about seven cents a pound, and by
some dealers articles that are necessary
wrap in paper are weighed, after a sum
cient amount of paper is placed in tne
scales for the wrapping. Of course the
paper is a part of the weight. The means
of obtsining a sale of paper, in the case of
tea, for instance, at sixty cents per pound,
gives the dealer f 30 for a ream of paper.
All articles give a profit for the paper cor
responding to the price of the goods. The
use 01 paper in scales snoma oe ioroiaaeu.
A poor man is unable to pay a profit on
caper. A merchant's pound should be 16
ounces of the goods purchased. Good
3f The largest apple orchard in the
United States is claimed by . Fairmount,
in Leavenworth county, Kansas. It con
tains 437 acres and is composed of 50,-
000 trees of the following varieties : 70
acres of Winesaps, 240 acres of Ben
Davis. 70 aores of Missouri Pippins, 40
acres of Uenitans, eight acres ot Uooper s
Early and eight acres of Maiden's liiusn.
Last year's .crop is estimated at 40,000
True as Gospel. You had as well
take your guano.acid phosphate and other
commercial - fertilizers and dump them
into the creek as to use on lands devoid of
vegetable matter. And your stable ma
nure and cotton seed will pay you twice
as well on land rested, or planted in pess
or some small gram and tnrned under in
the fall after the sap has returned to the
ground. Scotland Neck Democrat.
It appears that Congressman Phe-
a of Memphis, is not, after all, the
mngest member of the Fiftieth , Coo-
gress. Congressman Shivelyof Indiana,
was born in March, 1857, a year later man
Smart Animals. ;
A Scrantoo gentleman has a cat that is
very" I6od of soma kinds of music, and
Tery touch exasperated whenever her mas
ter JIay s on his violin. She will lie on the
sofa and parr approvingly whenever one I
of the young ladies performs , a waltz or
other lively piece on the piano, -and she
wl listen -attentively , to , the children's
songs, but aa aooa as her owner begins to
tune up his violin she becomes very un
easy The , moment he starts to , play a
tone-the; vat darts at him as if she had
suddenly been, seized with a fit, scratches
viciously at the lower part of bis trousers
leg, and squalls as though she was in
great pain. If he continues to play after
this demonstration of her disapproval of
that kind of music the cat jumps up and I
tries lo scratch the noisy instrument out
of his hands, and when she finds that she
cannot do that she runs around the room
and mews piteously. As soon as the gen-
tlemaa lays the violin down on the piano
and speaks kindly to the cat she seems
pacified at onee, trots over to where he is
standing, ruos ner neaa ana DacK loving-
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ly against bis ankles, and purs contented
ly, looking up to him and aoting as if she
wanted to tell him that she would always
be a good cat if he would never make any
more of those hateful sounds. But so sure
as he undertakes to resume playing the
cat begins ber tantrums and refuses to be
quiet until be has put down the violin
again. She is fond of organ music, but
she cannot be taught to like the noise
made by the violin strings. She will tol
erate the guitar,' but the violin never.
lhe gentleman, who is an excellent ama
teur violinist, prizes pussy very highly,
and whenever he wishes to entertain his
friends with a little musio from his favo
rite instrument he has a servant take the
cat to her little house in the back yard
and fasten her in. As soon as the guests
have departed puss is allowed to come into
the house, when she scampers from one
member of the family to the other, and
purrfully expresses her gratitude at being
permitted to be where they are once
A Hitch in Time.
How to Prevent Trousers from Bagging
at the Knees.
"How do I keep my trousers from bag
ging at the knees?" echoed an old man
who had served many years in the .Brit
ish navy, in response to a New York Sun
reporters question. "Why, that s one of
the simplest things in the world if a man
only knows how, and will put himself to a
little trouble at hrst. Jaok Tars trousers,
as you know, are very close reefed and built
snug and taut all the way down until near
the bottom, where they are given full sail
and spread themselves well over the boots.
They are the-very kind that are apt to
bag at the knees; so one of the hrst things
the young landlubber is taught when be
enters the. navy is how to wear them.
No doubt you have often heard of the
sailor taking a hitch in his trousers every
time he sits down, and no doubt you
thought he did it merely as a sort of intro
duction to the yarn he was about to spin.
Yes, few people would imagine that the
hitch is what keeps the trousers straight;
but just think a moment and you will re
collect that they fit very tight around the
knee, and that whenever you sit down and
poke out your knees you stretch the cloth.
That's what makes the bagging when you
sit down; you leave plenty of slack for
the knees to play in, and your clothes will
wear out before they will bsg. Alter
taking the bitch a few times it will be
come almost second nature to you, aca
you will do it unconsciously every time
you sit down, lhe bitch may be simple,
bnt it's worth more to a man than one of
those- patent $5 trouser stretchers. As
for the coat, not one in a dozen knows
how to button it so that it will set well.
The proper way is to begin at the bottom
button and go up. Nut a day passes
but I have lo laugh at people who say
they are going to button their coats up,
and then calmly proceed to button them
A Hard Profession.
Old Dr. Johnson once said, addressing
a class of medical students, that the study
of medicine was a most arduous under
taking; that the most comprehensive mind
and the most industrious student could
scarcely do more than explore the portals
of medical knowledge during the brief
time allotted to study before commencing
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should rest upon him like a nightmare.
He should explore every avenue of nat
ural knowledge, must become familiar
with chemistry, natural philosophy and
natural history, but, above all, be must
learn the construction of his own frame,
the means by whieh be lives, moves and
has his being. He must understand the
nature of all those influences by which
health is broken down and restored, and
by what means disease, suffering and
death may be averted, ur. jonoson tur
ther says that nothing contributes so much
to the support of quackery as the present
insufficiency of medical knowledge. Men
do not, says be, easily abandon hope,' but
aa readily put faith in ignorant pretenders
as drowning men catch at straws.
The Charlotte Democrat consist
ently and persistently opposes the Blair
, Bill offered in Congress for the enlarge
ment of the Publio Schocls. As a rule,
we ought to encourage education, but yet,
if the wire-workers and politicians are to
control educational institutions in the in
terest of the parties, and that too without
. reference to the welfare of the children,
the P.age ofthe flr BUI would be a
curse. - soon alter tne oiu was onerea. a
prominent member of Congress informed
ns that the northern members had no idea
of passing it without such amendments
as would give them control of its opera
tions, and be offensive to southern educa
tion. Mr J. II. Mills in his paper at
The Blair Bill will probably pass Congress,
and it will prove as great a curse to the poor
white man of the South as anything that can
befall him. A Freedman's Bureau for schools
will devil noor white neoole a ereat deal more
than did the Freedman's Bureau for negroes just
after the war.
Adventures with the Grizzly Baar.?J
Few persons believe that a g'rlrzly , wll
attack a man before he is himself attacked.
I was one of these doubting Thomases
until two years ago, when I was 'thof-
oughly convinced by ocular tlemonstra
tion that Borne grizzlies at leart, .will at
tempt to mike a meal ofa man even
though he may not have harmed them
previously. We were hunting in the
Shoshone Mountains,' in Northern Wyo
ming. I had killed a large elk in the
morning, and on going back to the carcass
in the afternoon to skin it we saw that
Bruin had been there ahead of us,, but
had fled on our approach. Without" the
least apprehension of his return, we leaned
our rifles against a tree fifty' feet ' away,
and commenced work. There were three
ot us, but only two rifles.1 Mr Huffman,
the photographer, having left his in camp,
He had finished taking views of the car-
caas, and we were all busily engaged
skinning, when, hearing a crashing' in the
bush and a scries oi savage roars and
growls, we looked up the hill, and "were
norrmea to see three grizzly bears an
old female and two cubs about' two-thirds
grown charging upon us with ' all the
savage fury of a pack of starving wolves
upon a sheepfold. - u
They were between us and our Jrifles
when we first saw them,' and 'we4 'sprung
to onr horses, which were picketed V few
yards below, supposing, of course 'that
when the bears reached the elk 'carcass
they would proceed to eat it,' and'rjay 'no
further attention to us. Strange to say,
it was the carcass to which they pail" no
attention. They still came after uh; we
had no time for flight, and could not even
release and mount our terror-stricken
horses. Our only chance was to fight for
our lives, and with one accord we all
three grasped our hunting-knives d
dashed at them. We threw our hats abd
yelled like Comanches,; and the savage
brutes, seeing themselves thus boldly con
fronted by equal numbers, stopped, raised
on their haunches, growled, snapped their
jaws for a few moments, and then walked
sullenly back up the hill into the brush.
This gave us an opportunity to get bold
ot our rines, and then it was our turn to
charge. To make a long story short, we
killed the old female and one cub; the
other escaped into the jungle before we
could get a shot at him. The resolute
front we put on saved our lives.
The grizzly is partly nocturnal in his
habits, and apparently divides his labor
of obtaining food and his travelling about
equally between day and night. It is not
known to what age he lives in his wild
state, bnt be is supposed to attain to
twenty-five or thirty years.
Notwithstanding the great courage
and ferocity of this formidable beast, he
will utter the most pitiable groans and
howls when seriously or mortally "woun
ded. Another instance of a grizzly making
an unprovoked attack upon a man was
vouched for by a man whom I know to be
strictly truthful. Two brothers were
prospecting in a range of mountains near
the head-waters of the Stinking Water
River. The younger of the two, though
an able-bodied man and capable of doing
a good day's work with a pick or shovel,
was weak-minded, and the elder brother
never allowed him to go any distance
from the camp on their work alone. He,
however, sent bim one evening to the
spring, a few rods off, to bring a kettle .of
water. The spring was in a deep gorge,
and the trail to it wound through some
fissures in the rock. As the young man
passed under a (helving rock, an immense
old female grizzly, that had taken up tem
porary quarters there, reached out and
struck a powerful blow at hs head, but
fortunately could not reach far enough, to
do him any serious barm. .The, tblpw
knocked his hat off, and her claws .caught
his scalp, and laid it open clear across the
top of his head in several . ugly, gashes.
The force of the blow sent ' him spinning
around, and not knowing enough to, ;W
frightened, be attacked her savagely 4with
the only weapon he bad at band the
camp-kettle. The elder brother beard the
racket, and hastily catching up his; rifle,
found his brother vigorously . belaboring
the bear over the head with the camp-kettle,
and the bear striking at him savage
blows, any one of which, if she could have
reached him, would have torn his bead
from his shoulders. Three bullets' from
the rifle, fired in rapid succession, loosen
ed her hold upon the rocks, and she . tum
bled lifelessly into the trail. The , poor
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eould only appease his anger by continu
ing to maul the bear over the head, with
the camp-kettle for several minutes after
she was dead. G. Q. Shields tn Harpers
Magazine tor August.
Young Man, You Will Dp. , .,u
A young man was recently graduated
from a scientific school. His home 'had
been a religious one. He was a - member
of a Christian Church, had pious parents,
brothers and sisters. On graduating, ' he
determined upon a Western life among
the mines. - Foil of courage and hope, he
started out on'his long journey to strike
out for himself in a new world. -; 1 '
The home prayers followed him. As
he went he fell into company with older
men. They liked him for bis frank' man
ners and his manly independence. " As
they journeyed together they stopped for
a Sabbath in a border town. On ' the
morning of the Sabbath, one of his fellow
travelers said to him, "Coroe, let us be off
for a drive and the sights." ; ;
"No," ssid the young man, "I am going ,
to Church. I have been brought up to
keep the Sabbath, and I have promised
my mother to keep on in that way.1
His road acquaintance looked at' bim for
a moment, and then slapping him on ' the
shoulder, ssid, "Right, my boy. I began
in that way. I wish I had kept on.
Young man, you will do. Stick to your
bringing np and your mother's words, and
you wilt win." : . 4
The boy went to Church, all', honor to
him to that far-away place and among
uch men. His companions had their
but the boy gained their confidence
won their respect by bis manly avow
al of sacred obligations. Already success
is smiling upon the young man. There it
no lack of places for him, " ' T-' '