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. CHARLOTTE, iN. C.; FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER ' 1(51; 1887: i 'r-n;;:: TOLCJiis-xjanNUMB'oiM
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YATES 4& STRONG.
fauna One Dollar and Fifty Cents for 1 year.
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Subscription price due in advance.
"Entered at the Poet Office in Charlotte, N
(j, as seconu ciass maiier, according io me
rnies of the P. O. Department.
CII AIlXiOTTJE, . C.
The largest and most centrally located Hotel in
the city. " -r- -
Newly painted' and -tefarntehed. Electric
Bells and Electric Lights. The Central and
ECCLES & BRYAN.
Aug. 5,' 1887.' ' Proprietors.
J. P. McCOMBS, M. D.f
Otiers 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 stairs, opposite
Jan. 1, 1885.
Dr. Annie L. Alexander,
CHARLOTTE, N. O.'
Practice limited to diseases of WOMEN and
CHILDREN, and attention to Female patients.
Office, at Mrs Latham's, 214 South Tryon
street, nearly opposite tue f09t Umce.
Charlotte, May 27, 1687. tf
K. BUK WELL.
F. D. WALKER.
BTJRWELL & WALKER,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts
t3F" 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. 1835.
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
'ivill practice in all the Courts of this State
Prompt attention given to collections.
Nov. 7, 18&1 . tf
V. I. OSBORNE. W. C. MAXWELL.
OSBORNE & MAXWELL,
Attorneys at Law.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts.
tW Offices 1 and 3 Law Building.
July 3, 1886. y,
HAMILTON C. JONES, CHARLES W. TILLETT.
JONES & TILLETT.
Attorneys at Law.
ClIAULOTTE, N. C.
Practice in the Courts of this District and in
Richmond county. Also, in the Federal Courts
of the Western District.
Aug. 12, 1887.
Q. P. BASON,
Attorney, at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
SP 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 iu Brown's building, opposite Charlotte
Gas used for the painless extraction of teeth.
DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Practice Limited to the
EYE, EAR AND THROAT.
HOFFMAN & ALEXANDER,
CHARLOTTE. N. C.
Office o?er A. It. Nisbet & Bro's store. Office
hours from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M.
B SPRINGS. E. S. BTJRWELL.
SPRINGS & BURWELL,
grocers & Commission Merchants,
Cor. College and 4th Sts.,
CHARLOTTE, N. C. .
Jan. 1, 1837.
(Ao. o, Tryon street, near Wriston s Drug Store,)
Charlotte, N. C.
Practical Watch-Maker and Jeweler,
Keeps a full stock of handsome Jewelry
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V'wss' opcciacies, arc, which he will sell at a
Dealer in Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, Jtweliy,
omcr auu ou?er-riaieu Ware &c
Kepainng of Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, &c,
"uc rompuy, ana sausiactioa assured.
WS special uUention given to fine Watch
ete Stock and Lowest Prices
Shoos, Trunks and Valises.
PEGRAM & CO ,
June 24, 1837.
16 South Tryon street.
THE BEST STOCK
xieavy and Fancy Groceries,
iuiis, canned Goods, etc., can be found at
A. R. & W. B. NISBET
CT James Parton. in an article iu the
New York Mail on "Farming as a Pro
fession," says: "According to a repent
statement a considerable number of stu
dents in our colleges are . willing to go
.into foreign countries as missionaries, and
all the professions appear to have some
attraction for the young and ambitious,
excepting, alone, this first and chief of all,
the cultivation of the soil.
ttT" The noblest characters are those
who have steered life's vessel through the
s'ormiest sea. A bed of down never nur
tured a great soldier yet.
By virtue of an Execution in rav hands in fa
vor of W. J. Moore vs. J. M. Grier, I wili sell at
the Court House door in the city cf Charlotte, N.
C, on Monday, the 7ih day of November, 1887,
at 12 M., all the said J. M. Grier's re vertlonaty
interest or ria;ht, title and interest, in a certain
piece of Land in Mecklenburg county, adjoining
the Lands of M. A. Sample, E. C. Kurkendall and
others, containing 101M acres the Same beine
iauu anuiieu iu uyuia urier as ner oower.
T. S. COOPER, Sheriff.
Sept. 9, 1887. 9wpd
By virtue of the power contained in a mort
gage made to me by Jerry Banks and wife, given
omaay 01 January, laso, and duly recorded in
Book 40, page 484, in Register's office in Char
lotte, N. C, I will sell at public auction, for
casn, at tnc court liouse door in Charlotte. N
C, on Monday, the third dav of October. 1887.
one xiouse ana LiOi, situated in the city limits
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known as "Greenville."
J. M. DAVIS, Mortgagee.
Sept. 9.1887. 4w
MORTGAGEE'S SALE OF
Valuable City Property.
Under the powers of sale in two several Mort
gages made by A. Berryhill to me, the one on the
18th day or Feb., 1874, registered in the office of
the Register of Deeds of Mecklenburg countv in
Book 10, page 1, and the other dated the 14th
day of March, 1879, in.Book20, paee460inthe
said office. 1 will sell to the highest bidder, for
cash, at puonc outcry at the court House door
in the city or Charlotte, on Monday, the 8d day
of October, 1887, the following REAL ESTATE,
A House and Lot in the city of Charlotte.
joining the lots of J. M. Sims on the North and
on the couth joining D. H. Byerly, and known
as Lots 776 and 777 on Beers' Map of said city.
Also, the Lots known on said City MaD as
Lots No. 775 and 778.
Also, an undivided one fourth interest in a
Tract of Land in Eaid county of Mecklenburg on
raw Creek, known as the Sorter & Sloan Mill
Place, for a full description of which Tract,
reference can be bad to the Deed made by Wm
M. Porter to Pinckney and A. Berryhill in 1866.
JOHN S. WILEY,
Sept. 9, 1887. 4w Mortgagee
LAND FOR SALE.
I offer for sale, privately, a small tract of Land
in Sharon township, adjoniing Wm. Sample and
others. The tract contains about 37 Acres, with
a Dwelling and out-houses. For further irv
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
Jersey Bulls for Sale.
"ZEB VANCE," registered in American Jer
sey Cattle Club, No. 11,802. Also, a fini Ani
mal. 16 months old, no better bred Bull in the
State, entitled to registration in A. J. C. C.
J; or further particulars or pedigree, apply to
the undersigned or to C. C Moore at T. L. tieigle's
Store. J. M. DAV1.
Sept. U, 1887. 4w Charlotte, N. C
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 countryH
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 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 the city, 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 Globes.
K. U. JOKDAJN B CU.
Dr. Scott's Electric Hair Curler
immediately crimps, banes or curls the Hair to
any desired shape. For sale by
li. 11. JUUUA.a 3E
CHICKEN CHOLERA CURE.
A certain Cure for Cholers, 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.
Water Closet Seat, a new and valuable device
for the cure and prevention of Piles. No cure
For further information apply to
E. NYE HUTCHISON, M. D.,
Charlotte. July 22, 1 887. Agt. for Patentee.
Blood and Liver Pills.
King's Pills are peculiarly adapted to the fol-
I lowing Diseases: Bilious, Intermittent and Re-
mittent fevers, bick ueaoacne, jrnes, inaiges
tion, Costiveness, Colic. Jaundice, Dropsy,
j Dysentery, Heartburn, Los9 of Appetite, Dys
pepsia, JJiseases 01 ine iiiver, A.ianeys ana
Bladder, Eruptions of the Skin, Nervousness,
and all Disorders that arise front a Diseased
I Liver or Impure Blood. For sale by
BURWELL & DUNN, Druggists,
April 15, 1887. Charlotte, N. O.
, One of NeyV, Poems.
From the 8tatesville Landmark,
e followiac is Uhe tn6s fsmiliar-of
oems attributed td P. 9. Ney. - He is
to have written it in the albimofone
of his school girls May 26, 1826
Thoagh I of the chosen the choioest,
To fame gave her.loftiestttonej -t -
Though I mong the' brave,. the bravest,
My plume and my batou, are gone. y
My eagle that mounted to conquest '
Hath stooped iroru his attitude high,
A prey to a vulture the foulest,
No more to visit the sky.
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One sigh for the hopes that have per-
tsheu, ; . , 1 ...... .
- O'oe tear for the wreck of the past,
One look upon all I have cherished,
,Oae lingering look, 'tis the last.
And now from remembrance I banish
The glories that shown in my train;
O, vanish, fond memories, vanish,
Return not to sting me again!
Hold up Your Light.
During a voyage to India. I sat one
dark evening in my cabin, feeling unwell.
Suddenly the cry of "Man overboard !"
made me spring to my feet. I heard a
trampling overhead, but resolved not to
go on deck, lest I should interfere with
ine crew in ttieir extorts to save the poor
man. "What can I do?" 1 asked myself;
and unhooking my lamp I held it near the
top of ray cabin and close to my bull's-eye
window, that us light might shine on the
sea and as near the ship as possible. In
half a minute's 'time I heard the joyful
cry, "it's an right, he s sale;" upon
which I put my lamp in us place. The
next day, however, I was told that my
little lamp was the sole means oi saving
the man's lite; it was only by the timely
light which shone upon him that the
knotted rope could be thrown so as to
reach him. Rev. S. Compton.
tf" A Washington telegram to the
Louisville Journal saye:
"A prominent Democrat in this city
calls attention to the historical fact that
no President who has been renominated
by his party has ever been defeated by
the people at the polls."
John Adams was elected in 1796, but
defeated in 1800, receiving only 65 votes.
Martin Van Buren was elected in 1836,
and befeated in 1840 as the nominee of his
Iu? it is easy to nnd out' whether a
man has erood sense, but not so easy to
discover whether he has a good temper.
An hour's conversation may suffice for the
one, but many years of close observation
be required for the other..
We are headquarters for these Goods. Have
just opened up the finest and most complete line
01 sporting uoods ever Drought to this market
Double and Single Breech Loading Shot Guns,
all grades. London Fine Twist Muzzle Load-
ins 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 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.
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, best grade of Flour,
Canned Goods. kc.
One car load of SALT just received.
We do a cash business, and therefore sell Goods
at the lowest market rates,
tgr We buy all kinds of
Such as Wheat, Corn, Oats, Rye,
Dried Fruit of all Kinds,
5 Butter, Eggs, Chickens, &c.
We pay cash for country Produce, and invite
a share ot patronage.
W. M. LYLES & CO.
Aug. 19, 1887. 6m . -
PEGRAM & CO.,
DEALER IN ,
Boots. Shoes. Rubbers, Trunks
(First National Bank Building,)
South Tryon St.. Charlotte, N. C
Specialties in Hats.
The "Boss Raw Edge" 80ft 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 High Button Boots.
Leather Back Bound Slipper Soles, Lamb's
Bound Slipper Soles, Porpoise Laces, Alma
Polish, Fine Button Hooks, Stocking Heel Pro
tectors. Aug, 26, 1887.
Having been made Assignee under the recent
assignment of Chas. R. Jones, this is to give
notice that ail parties indebted to either himself
or the Charlotte Observer, must settle their in
debtedness at once, as the business must be
closed up. Parties indebted will save cost and
trouble by prompt settlement.
All parties holding claims either against Chas.
R. Jones or the Charlotte Observer, are notified
to file them with the undersigned within the
next 30 days. -
H. A. DEAL,
Charlotte, Sept. 9, 1887. Assignee.
Bibles and Testaments.
The Mecklenburg County Bible Society keep
at its Depository at the Store 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
The, Power , of ITtpolaoa l
xu 101a, TBuutuiwB &iu 10 uarsoai 1.
Soule'one day asth.y were oending to,
-elhe- the steps! f lhe; Taileriess My
!rid,th.t 4eTil tta. Irefemog
tothtf Emperor exercises a fasotnatton
over me that I am unable to account 'for,
It influences me to that degree that I, who
fear neither God nor devil, 1 am ready to
tremble like a child when he approaches.
. -, . J-.atr.
lie could make me pass through 'the eye
of a needle, or cast myself in -the fir a for
him. 1 he CosmopMitan. 1 '''
Probably no man in 'history' ever poe
sessed such remarkable mesmeric powers
powers to fascinate, to enthral, to' con
troL Beautiful women an well as strong
men yielded to his magnetism.' He seem-.
ed possessed of an iucautation that easily
brought all men under bis thraldom who
came within the citci of his mighty influ
ence: 'la Blackmore's excellent last novel
"Springhaven" he brings the hero of
his story under the weird charm of Napo
leon and the result is a half-Englishman
by blood and born on English soil be
comes a pliant instrument in ine great
magician's hand and tries to betray bis
country in the great day of trial, when
Napoleon after two years 01 preparation
was about to cross the channel into Eng
land with his immense army and immense
fleet. But God fought against Napoleon
as he did against Phillip of Spain and the
grand preparations for conquest ended in
complete failure and discomfiture.
It is well known that eo great was the
fascinating qualities of Napoleon that he
could charm his bitterest foes into friends
by personal contact. When he was placed
on board of the British ship that took him
to Si. Helena, his prison, he captivated the
officers, and the seamen with whom he
never interchanged a word, were brought
withiu the circle of his influence and they
declared that he would never go to St.
Helena if his captors were brought into
personal communication with him.
so conscious was JNapoleon ot this most
unique, most wondrous gut, inai ne usea
it by way of illustratioo in his memorable
conversation with Gen. liertrand at ot,
Helena on the divinity of the Lord Jesus,
In all literature it will be difficult to find
a more splendid, a more eloquent passage
than the long one in which he presents his
view ot Christ. We have not the book by
us. or we would copy a few paragraphs
But the point we refer to is this: "JNa
poleon said that be possessed a certain
gift, quality, or characteristic that ena
bled him to oontrol men that on tne bat
tlefield he could by bis personal presence
infuse new ardor and kindle a more dar
iner couraere in his soldiers. - But be added
1 must be up with them, iney must near
mv voice and behold mv eve. He Baid
Csesar and Alexander had the same won
derful gift this magnetic power that con
tracted and controlled.; I'reseutly 1 snail
be dead, said Napoleon, and then who will
heed me or obey my commands, perform
my will. But Jesus Christ has been dead
for eighteen hundred years. And to-day,
he said, there were millions upon millions
of men who rallied under his banner,
obeyed his commands, and would literally
die lor him. I tell you, Gen. Bertrand,
Jesus Christ was something more than a
man and it vou cannot see it then I did
wroner in makics vou one of my Gener
O J a
But this is onlv a raeasre outline ot a
magnificent passage that carries con v 10
tion with it. Wilmington Star.
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A Luxury. The Iowa Democrats are
not sound on the internal-revenue ques
tion. Tbev are in favor of keeping a tax
on tobacco. Like some of our Republi
can contemporaries , tbey profess to con
aider tobacco a luxury. If it is, it is the
poor man s luxury his own luxury, we
mav sav. should be.be denied tbis, wnere
would or oould be find a substitute? It is
not a luxury ouly, but it is. the most pecu
liar of luxuries in that its cost to the chew
er is next to nothing. 1 be smoker may
spend a good deal of money if he will in'
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tne purcnase 01 nign-prioea cigars or. vu
cigarettes: but the cbewer of Cavendish
cannot use up more than a lew cents
worth in a week. It does not seem to us
to be trifling with the public to class man
ufactured tobacco with luxuries sucb as
fine wines, silks. Cognac, &c. Richmond
E-T Don't. write a letter when angry.
It is too bad to put a venomous breath in
permanent form. Let your hate breathe
itself into God's sunlight and pure , air,
where it can be obliterated, swallowed up
in the glorious ligot, ana iorgoneu.
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Don't put it where it will live lor years, a
calm witness of your wickedness and fol-
lv. Don't eive anv one such a club for
thine own head. . Angry letters come
back at inconvenient timet: they are a
kind of venomous boomerang.
. Executor's Notice.
Having Qualified as Executor of the late Asa
George, I hereby give notice to all persons having
claims against his estate ts present the same to
me before the 10th day or septemoer, lass, or
this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recov
ery. And all persons maeoiea 10 saia .asi&u:
must make payment 10 tne unaersignea.
Executor of the Will of Asa George.
Sept 9, 1887. 6w
All persons having claims against the Estate
of Wilson Wallace, deceased, are hereby notified
to present them to the undersigned, properly at
tested, on or before the 10th day of September,
1888. All persons indebted to the Estate must
HUGH W. HARRIS.
Adm'r. de bonis non of Wilson Wallace, dee'd.
Sept. 9, 1887. 6w
All persons having claims against the Estate
of W. F. Cuthbert8on, deceased, are hereby no
tified to present them to the undersigned, prop
erly attested, on or before the 10th day of Sep
tember, 1883. All persons indebted to said dece
dent are requested to settle immediately.
HUGH W. HARRIS,
Adm'r. (with Will annexed) of W. F. Cuthbert
Sept. 9, 1887. 6w
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.
Adm'r. of Saml. E. Howie.
Sept. 2, 1887. 6w - . , .
Animals Healing Themselves.
.mmais gei.ria 01 wieir parasites by us-1
jog duit, jntd, clay, Y Those aofEeriog
from fevertrsstnei, their id iew, kef p jqutet,
airy pUces,, and
sometimes plunge into it. When a , doer
has lost his appetite he eats that -Decies of
iitw ik. it lieu .uo7 1
.rats' known as dogsr
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'erass'wh cb acts as
?. " av.y I
a emetic and pargativeJ " Cats also eat
grass. ' 1 Sheep and 1 cows, when ill, also
seek out certain herbs.1 An animal suffer
ing from chronicheomaiiim aUajs ke.ps
as far as possible in the fun.'! The warriSr
ants have regularly organized ambulan
ces. luatrelLe.cut tho aateona) of an ant.
and other ants earae and covered the
wounded part with a transparent fluid se
creted in their little mouths. If a chim
panzee is wounded it stops ; the bleeding
by placing its band on the wound, or
dressing it. with leaves or grass. , -.When
an -nimal has a woanded leg or arm hang-
ng on, it completes the amputation with
its teeth. A dog, on being stung 00 , the
muscle by a viper, was observed to plunge
its head repeatedly in running water. The
animal eventually recovered. A sporting
dog was run over by a . carriage. During
three weeks in winter it remained living
in a brook, where its food was taken to it.
The animal recovered. A terrier hurt its
right eye. It remained under a counter,
avoided heat and light, although it habit
ually kept close to the tire. It adopted a
general treatment, rest and abstinence
trom food. The local treatment consisted
in licking the upper surface of the paw,
which it applied to the wounded eye;
again licking the paw when it became
dry. Animals . suffering from rheumatic
fever treat themselves by the continued
application of cold water, which M. De
launey considers to be more certain than
any of the .other methods. In view of
these interesting facts we are, he thinks.
forced to admit that hygiene and thera
peutics, ss practiced by animals, may, in
the interest of psychology, be studied
with advantage. Many physicians have
been observers of animals, their diseases,
and the method adopted by them in their
instinct to cure themselves, and have ap
propriated the knowledge bo brought un
der their observation in their practice.
What it Costs to Raisea Boy.
"My father never did anything for me,"
remarked a young man who a few weeks
ago finished his school life and is now
seeking a good business opening. Judg
ing by the words and the complaining
tone in wuicn mey were utierea, ine
member of the firm who heard them is
prone to believe that the young mau's
idea of "doing something" is an outright
gift of $1,000 in a lump or the purchase of
a partnership, in an, established concern.
This young man, to the knowledge of the
writer, has never done a month s actual
work for others in his entire life. His life
has been passed-in the pleasant pastimes
of the home circle, in reading, studying,
bunting, fishing, ball playing, yachting
and other employments not particularly
beneficial to others. He is a type . of the
class of boys whose parents are sufficient
ly well to do to keep servants to attend
to the household drudgery, and whose
fathers follow vocations in which no nse
can be made of bojB' spare hours. Like
most boys of his class, he looks upon.' the
board and clothes for twenty years, ' to
gether' with his pony, jewelry, bicycle,
etc., as matters of course. The writer,
while the complaining remark was still
ringing in his ears, had the curiosity to
make a conservative compilation of what
it costs to raise an ordioary boy for the
first twenty years of his life, and here it is:
$ 100 per year for the first five years, $500
f 100 per year for tne second five years, 750
$200 per year for the third five years, 1.000
$300 for the next three years, 900
f 500 per year for the next two years, 1,000
Total, - $4,150
This is a moderate estimate of the
financial balance against the boy who
complains that his father has never, done
anything for him.. Buffalo Express.
Test by an Emperor..
The Emperor displayed, great interest
in the working of the steam hammer in
cannou works, and Herr Krupp took the
opportunity of speaking in high praise
of the workman who had special charge
of it. ' !
"Ackerman has a sure eye," he said,
'and can stop the falling hammer at any
moment. A hand might be placed on the
anvil without fear, and he would stop the
hammer within a hair s breadth ot it.
"Let us try ," ' said the Emperor, "but
not with a human hand try my watch,"
and he . laid it, a splendid specimen of
work richly: set with brilliants, on the
anvil. Down came the immense mass of
steel, and Ackerman, with his hand on
the lever, stopped it just the . sixth of an
inch from the watch. When he went to
hand it back the Emperor replied kindly:
"No, Ackerman, keep the watch in
memory of an interesting moment." -
The workman, embarrassed, stood with
outstretched hand, not knowing - what to
do. Krupp came forward and took the
watch, saving, "I'll keep it for you if you
are afraid to take it from His Majesty."
A few minutes later they again passed
the spot, and Krupp said, "Now, you can
take the Emperor's present from my
band," and banded Ackerman the watch
wrapped up in a 1000-mark note.
V tenna paper.
Shrinkage of Corn.
-Prof. Scoville, of Kansas, has been ex
perimenting to ascertain the shrinkage in
corn after it is ripe and placed in the orib.
Reports of his tests are given in the
Kansas City Indicator, lrom which we
learn that six different varieties, weighed
October 6, and stored in a room without
any artificial heat, showed an average
shrinkage of 15$ percent 30 days alter
storage. One variety lost a little over 8
per cent, while with another the loss was
25 per cent. On February 28, '145 days
from date of gathering, the lot was
weicrhed. and the average loss on
whole amounted to 21 J percent, and in
one variety, called the mammoth, the loss
was exactly one-third, or 333 per cent,
From the above the farmer may make a
n olnA Mlnnlation aa to the advance
in price of corn which he must obtain in
spring to make it f qoal to the loss ens
tained in shrinkage daring winter.
Stick tO ths Truth nnA h' Ttnntmt '
tArVr'xrA rA Kir .1. '
;5 a .u 0Viei,w1
fffifli'St Tj0 iVdJl
What little fellow , he was, and what a
wwu"""St Pi8e IOOK n ms
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nhArtlr anrrm anil hia . nuiii, . L.;. I
cnecs apron, ana ,111s - pretty , Drown hair
V-V,FU uuuer - ruuuj ep. i
11 was almost too 001a a day for such a
1 1 . t,w It . a Z a
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p7tX7, ' "tir L7 7 it
lt XI ? f.i bVJ a ' . fi
ttim 111. na 1 riA IlttlA h Ann lnny nnnri.
him in. and- the little
deatly to hers.
a. a v -w a a
hat's -your name, dear?" she asked
pleasantly. ... ' : ;
"Tommy Bobbitt,". he answered readily.
"Am I going to stay here?"
; "Folks all dead."., said Mr. Pfitchardj
"Mother went a month .or so back.. I told
them, over to the county-house ..we'd., take
bun and try him; and if he suited, we'd
keep him and do well by him. We don't
know what kind of stock he is yet; and if I
find any -mean, dishonest thing in him,
back he goes. I- don't want to adopt a
"O I know Tommy will be a nice little
boy," said the wife kindly.
The Pritcharda were farming people
and well-to-do. They had never had, a
child of their own, and, after much con
sideration, had decided to adopt a boy,
when a suitable one could be found. Word
reached them that a child four years old
had, been left upon the town; and Mr
Pritchard, on driving oyer to see about it,
had brought the little lellow home on
trial. . 7 . . j
Nobody, knew how dreary and forlorn it
had been in the poor-house for a four-year-old
boy, suddenly left friendless.
; But now, in his warm new home, he
brightened into a rosy . pretty boy. He
had new shoes and stockings, andMrs
Pritchard made him a little coat, with a
motherly instinct growing in , hen heart
wii,u every suueu. e learuea ine aiuer-
ent rooms and ran about them fearlessly;
he made funny speeches; he jumped and
laughed like other happy boys, and
climbed boldly on farmer Pritchard'a
knee when that good man sat down to take
his ease after supper. :
ne got meat in mm, saia ineiarmer,
nodding approvingly"but I don't kuow
whether he's . honest yet. That's . the
thing on my mind."
Tommy had been there a week had
one week of sunshine when the black
cloud came down upon him. -N
Farmer Pritchard had a cough which
was apt to trouble him at night, and on
the bureau near the head of his bed he bad
a few gum drops, which he could reach
out and get to soothe his throat when the
coughing came on. . One forenoon, chano
ing to go into the bed room, his eye fell
on the Tittle paper bag, and he saw that
there was not a single gum drop left.
.."That rogue. Tommy, has ;been .here,"
he said to himself. "I knew there were
five or six when I went to bed last n ight;
and, for a wonder, I did not have to take a
single one. . Tommy! Tommy! Look here!
Have you been getting my gum drops?"
Tommy, who was playing at the door,
looked up brightly and said: "No; I did
not get any."
"Did you take them, Lucy?" asked the
farmer, turning to his wife. ,
Mrs Pritchard had ' not touched them,
and her heart sank as she said so; for who
was there left to do it but little Tommy?
Her husband's face grew grave.
."Tommy," said he, you need not be
afraid of the . truth. Did you take the
"No, sir," replied Tommy readily. .
"O yet-, you did, Tommy. Now tell the
"No, I didn't."
This is bad, very bad, indeed," said , Mr
Pritchard sternly. "This is what I have
been afraid of."
"O Tommy!" pleaded Mrs Pritchard, "if
you took them, do say so."
"If he took them!" repeated her hus
band, "why it's clear as daylight. He
has been running in and out of the room
all the morning."
Bat Tommy still denied the deed.
though the farmer commandod and his
wife implored.- Mr Pritchard's face grew
ominous. : !
"I'll give you till noon to tell the troth,"
he eaid, "-and then if you don't confess
why, I'll have nothing to do with . a boy
who lies. We'll ride back to . the poor-
farm this very afternoon.".
"O Joseph!" said Mrs Pritchard, follow
ing her husband to the door; "be is so lit
tle! Give him one more trial."
"Lucy," he said firmly, "when a young
ster tells a falsehood like that with so
calm a face, he is ready to tell them by
the dozen. I'll have nothing to do with a
boy who lies. Perhaps the fear of going
back will bring him to his senses."
He went out to. his work; .and Mrs
Pritchard returned to Tommy, and -talked
with him a long while, very, kindly and
purBuasively, but all to no effect. ; He j re
plied as oftem as she asked him; that; he
had not touched the gum drops. - '
At noon farmer Pritchard came into the
house, and they bad dinner. After dinner
be called to him. ,
"Tommy," he said, "did you take the
"No, I didn't," said Tommy.
"Very well," said the farmer, "my horse
is harnessed. Lacy, pat the boy's cap on.
I shall carry him back to the poor bouse
because he will not tell me the troth."
"Why, I don't want to go , back," said
Tommy, very soberly. Bat still he de
nied taking the gum drops. Mr Pritchard
told his wife to get the boy ready. She
cried as she broaght oat his little , warm
coat and cap, and pot them on him. ,. But
Tommy did not cry. He comprehended
that injustice was done to him,, and he
knit his baby brow and held bis lips tight.
The horse was brought round. Mr Pritch
ard came in for the boy. I think he be
lieved, np to the last moment, that Tom
my would confess, but the little fellow
stood steadfast. . . .
He was lifted into the wagon. Such a
little boy he never looked as. they drove
away. He thought of the cold, forlorn
house to which he was returning, and
shuddered. The helpless old women, the
ieerinz ' boys, the nighta of terror all
j these he thought of. when, with pale face
I and bine Iip, he was taken down from the
I wagon and sent up to tne house.
Pritchtrd watched him as he went op the
steps, a slow forlorn little boy. '' He ; eot
in. The matron came out for an" eroltta-
"Th mtr6ti-e4me otft fot an-erplatia-
t,0D - U wa" gien, and 4hefatrtier drove
' ' 5 . ' Vt
I Tka far iA m if.hi ink'!ill
drops on his bureau at night: and thought
---- - " y
gnmiy mat inese were sate. ' lie reiirea
. , . .
z 1 1 a 1 - -r . t
earlrl not knowine what else 1 to do- 'bat
n18 sleep was broken
'Mrs Pritchard could ; not sleep at all.
The tears stole through her1 eyelids 'long
after the candle was put oat and the bouse
was still.'1 She was thinking of 'the ' little
boy, even then, perhaps cowering' in his
cold bed with terror. ' ? ; f i v.?
Suddenly, a curious small sound - at
tracted her attention. It was repeated
again and again, and now and then "there
was a tiny rustle of the paper. 'The sound
came from the bureau. - 'She -listened 'in
tently, and her heart beat loud ' with ex
citement. She knew the sound well.
"Joseph!" she whispered, "Joseph!" - r
"What Lacy," said her huiband, 'in a
voice that sounded as if he, too 'had been
lying awake. ' ! ;: 1
"Did you hear that noise,' Joseph? r It's
mice!" '' " "''' v .t 7 -., lar
"I know it. What of V ' v-U v$
"It's is mice Joseph, and theyre' fter
your gum drops."' -' i'-ttsttvi
: Good gracious, Lucy!" groaned farmer
Ptitohard upon his pillow. ' -It flashed
upon him instantly. f He, and not Tommy,
was the sinner.- The noise 'stopped. ' The
little 'depredators were 'frightened- but
soon' began again; And a rare feast ' they
made of it. JJili ' v'ti-f t,i i
It seemed as if that night would never
end. The farraer heard verr hour the
clock struck, and at Ave be 'got' hp' and
made a fire in the kitchen.' His ife arose
at the same time and began 40 get' break
fast, ti ' i .:r.llf !, HlJJllfMll
"I won't wait for breakfast" he' said.
Ynn Ain hftva it hnt. anrf reiii t oDhnn i ra
get back. I'll harness np and start wow,
so as to get over there by dawn." ' -
i a few minutes the wheels rolled nois-
ily over the frozen ground, and away
drove Mr Pritchard.' ' ' i.,a
Mrs Pritchard broaght oat thb top and
the primer again, and made the' kitchen
look ita very oheerfulest.. Then -ehe got
breakfast. She baked potatoes and fried
a chicken and made fritters; She put the
nicest syrup on the table, and a 'plate of
jelly tarts. She laid Tommy's plate and
knife and fork in their places and set up
his chair. She went to the door ' and
looked up the road. , J '
Yes they were coming!' They drove
into the yard; they stopped at the door,
and the wondering, smiling little' Tommy
was lifted down in Mrs Pritchard'a eager
arms. She held him very tight.'
"O my lamb! my blessing!"; she-' mur
mured woman-like. - ( a i;f-. s-.t m
"Lucy, come, let's have breakfast now,"
said the farmer cheerfully. This little
chap's hungry -He's o.ur own little boy
now, Lucy. He's never going away from
us again." : - .'. . .
Sponge-Fishm. a '
The "best living sponge is found, usually,'
at a depth of eight or ten , fathoms of
water, bat is known to', exist at great
depths; one vsriety has been found in the
gulf of Maori, at the depth of a' hundred
and eighty-five '. fathoms. ,'' An , inferior
sponge is found on the, coasts pf ; Florida
and the West Indies; ' two : species of a
better quality are , brought from '. the
Levant. . The Turks and he inhabitants,
of the Bahama Islands do a large trade in
sponge, and crews of between. ; four, and
five thousand fishermeuare attacbe to
about six hundred boats, which are chiefly
engaged in the eponge-fisheryv along ' the
coast of Syria, Candis, , apd ,'Barbary.
The divers take down with them' a stone
of triangular shape, pierced and fastened
to a rope at. one angle;-, the rope at
taohed to the rope above,, and lbe,(diver,
by means of this stone and rope, manages
to reach the sponges, which be' tears from
the rocks and places under,-his .arms;
when ready he signals to the men in the
boat, by pulling on the rope," and Vthey
pull him np. This is the most' effectual
mode of obtaining sponge,'althoah' the
ti reeks ot the alorea obtain it by means
of a pronged instrument, which,, however,
tears the sponges and reduces their yslue.
A coarser kind of sponge is ' found" aboat
the Bahama and West India. Islands, of
which about" "two hundred J and" fifteen
thousand pounds are eent annually to'
Great Britain. There is' a species of
sponge familiar to British shores which is
almost tree-like in form, with numerous
branches. 4 There is also a fresh-water
sponge which grows to the height "of a
foot and is -divided into many branches,
but its texture is so delicate that the
slightest handling tears it 'it is also of a
foul odor, resembling that of stagnant
ditches. -0 M-;:.;8y?r:T-vI,-,---'111
i... '' . i-:
' Ax : Elrphakt 1 Wbighkd ' wrrnoux
Scales. An Indian writer relates an in
teresting anecdote concerning Shajee, the
father of the first ruling prince of the
Mahrattas of Ilindostan, who : lived at
about the beginniog of the seventeenth
century. On one occasion a certain high
official made' a vow that he would dis
tribute to the poor the weight of bis ' own
elephant in silver money;' bat the great
difficulty that at first presented itself was
the mode of ascertaining' what this was;
and all the learned and clever men of the
court seemed to have endeavored- in 1 vain
to construct a machine of sufficient power
to weigh the elephant. ' At leagtb, it is
said that Shajee came forward and' sag'
gested a plan which was simple,1 4nd yet
ingenius in the highest degree. 1 He caused
the unwieldly animal to be conducted in
a flu-bottomed boat; and then, having
marked on the boat the height the water
reached, after the elephant bad weighed it
down, the Utter was taken oat sod stones
substituted in sufficient quantity to load
the boat to the same line.1 The" stones
were then taken to the scales, and thus to
the amazement of the court was aicer
Uioed the troe weight of the elephant.
Toang folks tell what'; they do,
; old folks what they bare done, and fools
what they will do. It, miy te t.renw
lion on the civilization of the last , quarter
of the nineteenth century, but those who
tell what they "witl'do',' are in a ; large