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CHAELOTTE,1 N. CM FRIDAY, EPTJEMBER .. 23; 1837;
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YATES & STRONG.
tjbiis One Dollar and Fifty Cents for 1 year.
One Dollar for 6 months.
Subscription price due in advance.
Entered at the Poet Office in Charlotte, N
t. as secona ciass mauer, ' accoramg to me
rules of the Jr. o. department.
H. U. ECCLE3. GEO. W. BRYAN.
cu abxqtjtjb. jr. c..y .
Tiie largest and most centrally located Hotel in
Newly painted and refurnished. Electric
Bells and Electric Lights. The Central and
ECCLES & BRYAN,
Aug. 5. 1887. Proprietors.
J. P. McCOMBS, M. D.,
Otlers hia professional services to the citizens of
Charlotte and surrounding country. All calls,
froth night and day, promptly attended to.
Office in Brown's building, up stairs, opposite
Jan. 1, 1885.
Dr. Annie L. Alexander,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Practice limited to diseases of WOMEN and
"CHILD HEN, and attention to Female patients.
Offlee, at Mrs Latham's, 214 South Tryon
.street, nearly .opposite the Post Office.
Charlolte, May 27, 1887. tf
i. BOHWELL. F. D. WALKKR.
BURWELL & WALKER,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts
fW 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 iV ill practice in all the Courts of this State.
Prompt attention given to collections.
Nov. 7, 1885. tf
P. I. OSBORNE. J . W. C. MAXWELL.
OSBORNE & MAXWELL,
Attorneys at Law,
CIIARLO TT E, N. C.
'Will practice in the State and Federal Courts.
-$3T Offices 1 and 3 Law Building.
July 3, 1886. y
.HAMILTON C. JONES. CHARLES W. TILLETT.
JONES & TILLETT.
Attorneys at Law.
Charlotte, N. C.
i Practice in the Courts of this District nnd in
Richmond county. Also, in the Fedeal Courts
of the Western District.
Aug. 12, 1887.
G. P. BASON,
Attorney at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
JST 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
Qas 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.
Truth Well Spoken.- If county
newspapers were to publish the names of
subscribers who take, read and enjoy, and
are gratified -by, yet 'refuse to pay for
their home papers, the reputation of most
communities for moral honesty would de
preciate 20 percent. An editor labor is
seldom esteemed or compensated. A law
yer gives you five minutes1' advice on a
topic and charges you $5 for it; " An
editor will gire you advice on a hundred
topics, and charge nve cents a copy for
i his paper, and very often five cents given
to an editor would save $5 given to a law
yer. ' in tact, no other business men are
so universally robbed- and swindled out of
their labor and capital as coantrv- news
paper publishers.. V. I". Sun. 1 (
TO THE TAX-PAYERS " OP
I will attend at the places named below on the
respective dates, for the purpose of collecting the
State and County Taxes for the year 1887:
Berryhill. Collins' S'ore, Monday, Oct,
oteel Creek.Kendrk's Store Tuesday,
' - Would w be Willing?
Would ;we W willing, if the
To countermarch this life, to live the same
Once more ? ; '
Say pain' and joy, and poverty and wealth,
Good day a and dark - days illness and
good health,' .. . - 1
't: . JLiTed'o'erf -; V. ,!
The new, life just as the old one baa been;
To find like friendship and the viler men,
As yesterday ? , ;
And rou!d it pay ? Life like a play,
Is relished e,s we go from day to day j ."
i. -: But atay I,., .. t ,A I?l r . :v. 1-
Not many a play is worthy of recall ; ' ' "
The actors one by one come onf and cur-
How to be Agreeable, iUui i
Very rarely, if ever.ybnoc 'people'so
I quire the ability to- converse with ' ease
and fluency. This tm pi res, first of'
good ideas, clearly ana sensibly "express
ed. An empty mind never made a good
talker; remember, "you cannot draw wa
ter out ol an empty ' well.n ! Next in' im
portance is self-possesSion.T t "Self-posses
the 1 law,? in gooa
sion is nine points in
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breeding. ,c h
A good voice is an esseutui to , seit-pos-1 railroaa stauoq may q wei lor a
session as good ideas are essential to fla-1 on stores, provided it has, a good
There seems to be an impression among
bar Southern towns (and as ! to that "-the
country too) that if we can just get a rail
road and a lot pf stores tbav we will have
at town- and brg-town,i an everlasting
place. . This is very good bo far as it goes,
but a poor foundation., Such places are
nearly always of mushroom growth. Any
'I "The Tiw of the Sea;
Some years ago a trim Hew. Bedford
whaler was bowling along In the North
Pacific, when suddenly came -from aloft
the cry, "There she blows!? Even the!
man at the wheel starred, and let the ship
up & point or so, and aa the mate shouted,
I have often BDjoyed this story of my 1 ...
fother on himself. VVhenhe. was ayonDg i
man he was out in tha pine woods i u .
North Carolina hunting tqnirrels.1 jle a j
had walked around for quite s while, and a
U-.: .: J . j . 1 .
uviug vircu oak uuwu va t log ior Srilu u
i. um. u. tt.. I ti it 3 . l i 1 u 1 o . -r . i 1.
stores can keep' itbem (growing have I "Dead ahead," every man ; was on deck, I making a great ado just a little' distance 1
HOFFMAN & ALEXANDER,
CHARLOTTE. N. C.
Office over A. R. Nisbet & Bro's store. Office
hours from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M.
(No. 3, Tryon street, near Wriston's Drug Store,)
Charlotte, N. C.
Practical Watch-Maker and Jeweler,
Keeps a full stoctc of handsome Jewelry
Clocks, Spectacles, &c, which he will sell at a
Dealer in Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, Jewelry,
Silver and Silver-Plated Ware, Ac.
Repairing of Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, Ac,
done promptly, and satisfaction assured.
tW Special attention given to fine Watch
Aug. 19, 1887.
Complete Stoek and Lowest Prices
Shoes, Trunks and Valises.
PEGRAM & CO ,
June 24. 1887. 16 8outh Tryon street.
! Providence, Thursday,
Clear Creek, Friday,
Crab Orchard, Monday,
Mallard Creek, Tuesday,
Lena leys, - Wednesday,
Davidson College, Thursday,
Uunter8vme, Friday, -
Long Creek, Monday,
Paw Creek, Tuesday,
Morning Star, Matthews, Wednesday,
All Taxes must he paid promptly.
T. 8. COOPER.
Sept. 16, 1887. 6w Sheriff
VALUABLE HOUSE AND LOT
A new and valuable House and Lot for sale
and must be sold. I offer my House and Lot for
sale privately. Correspondence solicited only
from those who mean business.
JOHN W. MOOSE, M. D ,
Sept. 16, 1887. 1 lm ML Pleasant, N. C.
. . . .
By virtue of an Execution in my hands in fa
vor of W. J. Moore vs. J. M. Qrier, I will 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 reversionary
interest or right, 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 101 acres' the same being
land allotted to Lydia Grier as her dower.
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
bth day f January, 1885, and duly recorded in
Book 40, page 484, in Register's office in Char
lotte, N. C, I will sell at public auction, for
cash, at the Court House door in Charlotte, N.
C, on Monday, the third day of October, 18S7,
one House and Lot, situated in the city limits
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. Berry hill to me, the one on the
18th day of Feb , 1874, registered in the office of
the Register of Deeds of Mecklenburg county in
Book 10, page 1. and the other dated the 14th
day of Marcb, 1879, in Book 20, page 460 m the
said office. I will sell to the highest bidder, for
cash, at public outcry at the Court House door
in the city of Charlotte, on Monday, tno a aay
of October, 1887, the following REAL ESTATE,
A House and Lot in the city of Charlotte
joining the lots of J. M, Sim3 on the North and
on the Boutu joining u. tl. tsyeriy, ana Known
as Lots 776 and 777 on Beers' Map of said city .
Also, the Lots known on said City Map as
Lots No. 775 and 778.
Also, an undivided one-fourth interest in a
Tract of Land in said county of Mecklenb urg on
Paw Creek, known as the Porter & Sloan Mill
Place, for a full description of which Tract ,
reference can be had to the Deed made by nra.
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 t of Land
in Sharon township, adjoniing 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
aaaress me at nnevine jr. u., jn. v. If trie
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. 11,862. Also, a fina Ani
mal, 16 months old, no better bred Bull in the
State, entitled to registration in A. J. C. C.
For further particulars or pedigree, apply to
the undersigned or to C. C Moore at T. L. Seigle's
oiore. j. 01. JJAY1S,
Sept. 9, 1887. 4w Charlotte, N. C
Thev 06 awav:"'
And shifting scenes," and music long and
Urates on the list'ner's weary ear. '
We dread the play.
And so, as children tire of toys aud sleep,
At close 01 life comes less and less to keep
Ua here alway.
Aod then so many that have gone before,
And carried bright hopes to a brighter
- Are saying, come.
Those absent long, with anxious gaze,
Leading aud lighting all the darkest ways,'
Would call us home.
Would we be willing to refuse their
Ah, no! Some day we'll greet them
Sora9 day I
A Little Fan at Home.
Do not be afraid of a little fun at home,
good people. ' Do not shut np your house
lest the tun should fade your carpets; and
your hearts, lest a laugh should shake
down a few of the musty old oobwebs that
are hanging there, if you want to ruin
your Bona, let them think that all mirth
and social enjoyment must oe leit at me
threshold without when they come home
at night. When once a home is regarded
as only a place to eat, drink and sleep in,
the work is begun that ends in gambling
houses and reckless degradation. Young
people must have fun and , relaxation
somewhere. If they do not find it at
their ovfn hearthstones, they will seek it
at other and less profitable places. There
fore, let the fire' bnrn brightly in winter,
and let the doors and windows be cheer
fully thrown open in summer, snd make
the homestead delightful' with those little
arts that parents so well understand. Do
not repress tbe buoyant spirits ot vour
children. ' Half an hour of merriment
within doors, and merriment of a home,
blots out tbe,.remembrance of many a care
and annovance during the da?: and the
best safe-euard that- they can take with
them into the world is the unseen influ
ence of a bright little home sanctum.
Farm and fireside. .
All kinds of Country Produce for which we
will pay the highest market price in Cash. We
also have a full stock of Groceries which we are
selling very low for Cash. A nice lot of Kit
Mackerel (new crop) Just in. Come and see us.
W. M. LYLES & CO,
Sept. 16, 1887. Charlotte, N. C.
PEGRAM & CO.,
Boots. Shoes, Rubbers, Trunks
First national Bank Building,)
South Tbyok St., Charlotte, N. C.
Specialties in Hats.
The "Boss Raw Edge" Soft fiats, 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 Boots.
Leather Back Bound Slipper Soles, Lamb s
Bound Slipper Soles, Porpoise Laces, Alma
Polish, Fine Button Hooks, Stocking Heel Pro
NEW GROCERY STORE.
W. M. L YLE S & CO.,
Charlotte, N. C,
Trade Street, Central Hotel Building.
ent language. The voices from ie fancy,
should be carefully; grained and devel
oped;, a fall, clear, flexible voice i one of
the surest indications of good breeding: it
falls like.muaio on tbe ear, . and, while it
S leases the listener, itdds to tbe confi
ence"ofits possessor, Ife he ever ao timid.
One may be witty without being popular;
voluble without being agreeable; a great
talker and yet a bore. It is wise, then, to
note carefully the following suggestions:
Be sincere; be who habitually sneers at
everything will not only render himself
disagreeable to others, but will s6on cease
to find pleasure in life.
lie frank; a frank, open countenance,
and a clear, cheery laugh, are worth far
more, even socially, than "pedantry in a
Be amiable; you may hide a vindictive
nature under a polite exterior for a time,
as a cat masks its sharp claws in velvet-
fur, but the least provocation brings out
one as qnickly as another;- ill-natured per
sons are always disliked. v
Be sensible; society never lacks for
fools. If you want elbow room "go up
Be cheerful; if you have no great trou
ble on your mind, you have no right to
render other people miserable by longfaoe
and dolorous tones. If you do you will
be generally avoided.
But above all, be cordial; true cordiali
ty unites all the qualities we have enu
Better Make One's own Way.
The effect upon a youog man of bring-
log mm up ana Keeping mm in a siaie 01
pupillike dependence on some stronger
mind is very bad. The native powers 01
such a person are never fully developed.
The constant help which be receives has
rather the effect of repressing such ener
gies as be possesses. He acquires an in
clination to cling to the power by which
be has always been protected, and to
which he has been accustomed to look for
the Gratification of all his desires. Treated
always as a child, he continues to be a
child. Being unable to think for himself,
his very sense of right and wrong is
languid, and be is content to take hia
morals, as bib support, from his protector.
In the case.! one who has to plunge
into the struggle of the world at an early
period of life, with the consciousness, of
having only his own energies to trust to,
how different is the result! There may
be a danger of foundering at first; but,
that over, we quickly see him exerting his
whole powers a .manly, vigorous, and
determined being. ' He may go wrong
upon certain occasions, for want of ex
perience; but every error is a lesson to a
mind so sharpened, and in time be attains
to a far higher standard than he ever
could have done under tbe fostering band
of any kind of protector whatever, lhia
is what enables friendless youths so often
to make rapid advances towards fortune,
while others, possessed of what are called
advantages, often fail in the practical
affairs of life. -
All Notes and Accounts due us and not paid
by November 1st next, will be put in the hands
of an Officer for collection. On account of the
death of our Mr E. S. Burwell, the business of
the firm positively must be closed up.
We have been in business for ten years, and
certainly have been as lenient with our cus
tomers as they could ask, and we hope they will
now come forward and settle without giving us
SPRINGS & BURWELL.
Sept. 16, 1887.
HARDWARE! HARDWARE! !
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.
Rubber and Leather Belting.
Just received, a large lot of Rubber Belting of
all sizes. We warrant every foot we sell and'
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, &c. . -:
-. . an sizes. c warrant exerjr luut wc ecu auu
rKUCERl RS F.T'fl guarantee our prices against any honse south of
vxjuajju, J M. V R-Himnre.
THE BEST STOCK
Heavy and Fancy Groceries,
Fruits, Canned Goods, eta, can be found at
A. R. & W. B. N1SBET
We have the Improved Tubular Lantern ; also
the Buckeye, with Double Globes.
R. H. JORDAN & CO.
Oct. 29. 1886.
HAMMOND & JUSTICE.
Dr. Scott's Electric Hair Curler
Immediately crimps, bangs or curls the Hair to
any desired shape. For sale by
R. H. JORDAN & CO.
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,
all cxades. 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 on these Goods
against New York or Baltimore. Call and be
HAMMOND & JUSTICE.
One car load of SALT just received.
We do a cash business, and therefore sell Goods
at the lowest market rates.
tW We buy all kinds of
Such as Wheat, Corn, Oats, Rye,
Dried Fruit of all Kinds,
Butter, Eggs, Chickens, &c
We pay cash for country Produce, and invite
a snare of patronage.
W. M. LYLES & CO.
Aug. 19, 1887. 6m .
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.
Water Closet Seat, a new and valuable device
for the cure and prevention ol rues, mo cure
For further information apply to
E. NYE nUTCHISON, M. D.,
Charlotte, July 22, 1887. Agt. for Patentee.
Bibles and Testaments.
The Mecklenburg County Bible Society keep
at its Denositorv 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
Poison in the Ice ?
While the purity of drinking water is a
subject to the importance of which -nearly
every one is awake, there are few who
concern themselves, about the condition of
the same element in its solid form com
monly called ioe. The coldness of iced
water makes it impossible to taste pollu
tions which would otherwise be quite ap
parent; and this seems to have given rise
to the idea that all ice is pure.
As a matter of fact this 1a far from
being the case. The New York btate
Board of Health recently condemned the
ice supply of the city of Syracuse as being
dangerous to health; and -contaminated
ice has frequently caused outbreaks 01
dysentery and other diseases. Although
in tbe process ot freezing water does lose
some of its impurities, enough of .them re
main to sow deadly orders.
To cool water lor drinking, do not put
ioe into it, but place the vessel which con
tains the water inside another containing
the frozen fluid. This' is a rule which
should always be observed.
J3f There is nothing so necessary as
necessitj; without it mankind would have
ceased to exist ages ago.
country, to eupport jt, but. no place, no in
land town, can , live -and, thrive long on
stares alone., If tbe back country is good
little stores; will: spring into existence near
tbe confumer.until the very foundation of
the hopes of, our, town are sapped Where
if your; live, shrewd New, England Yan
kee that would Ihiok of purchasing" prpp
erty in a, place that depended upon its
stores for an . existence? , If he wants' to
go into one of our new. "store towns" to
do. business he will only, rent, so that
when hia back country is cnt off, he can
go to another place, but tell him, the
place has a good backing, that this : man
and that one are going at once into the
manufacturing business, and he wants to
buy property, be,knows the place is at the
bottom aod is going up, he knows that it
is a permanent place. Stores are feeders
but they must be fed .from the country
around. What we want is manufactures.
anything from a clay pipe to a stone jug,
or an old fashioned horse shoe nail to a
steam engine. Manufactures draw their
supplies from the country at large, and
make their towns permanent places', where
the-day laborer can get something to pay
for his daily bread and buy the merchants
goods. If we succeed we must have more
manufacturing towns, and more manufac
turing done in the towns we have. There
are already enough one horse cross road
store towns that depend upon their stores
to build tbem xx.Danbury Reporter. '
. Ready-Made Dinners.
"We are approaching the time when
the cook stove and the wash tub will be
excluded from tbe modern dwelling
These are words of a woman who ' has
given considerable attention to domestic
affairs. ' If the cook stove and wash tub
go, the most perplexing part of the domes
tic service problem goes with ' them, and
then what is to prevent or retard the mil
lennium? We fear this ' lady is too san
guine. The Chinese laundry has been es
tablished for several years in most of our
country towns, but the wash "tubs are
brought out every Monday morning in
most houses, and the white clothes flutter
in the noon-day breeze on many a line.
And now in Boston a company has been
full of trays aod shelves to be kept hot by
kerosene, for the purpose of conveying
from house to. house hot legs of mutton,
hot joints of beef, cooked vegetables, and
everything nice that now 'provides work
for the kitchen stove. In each customer's
house a metallio closet is to be kept, heat
ed by kerosene, in which the cooked food
is to be placed until the family is ready
to sit down at the table.
How convenient! We wish well to this
experiment, as to -every other which prom
ise to lighten the labor - of wives, sisters
and mothers. Doubtless, the system will
have a good measure of success here, as it
has in European cities. Nevertheless it
will be a longtime before the cooking
stove and the wash tub take their final de
parture from all the villages, hamlets and
farm houses of the country. JVew xork
Ledger. 1 ' ' " ' " " 1
excited and active. , - i; ? .
, I It was the first whale the
seen for a long, time, and from
ing that , was now observed
bid whalers averred that it -
1 . 11. 11 m 3 - l . , (
iruiu uiiu.' uo wiiiou uuwd in VuBt ton
crew had I ruction, thinking he would kill .Lit Whann
the . spout Le got near enough to see he saw the little a v
again, tbe fellow running some ten or fifteen feet upi w
was fright, and then down? the tree nearly! io 'the .'.
whale," which meant the great Siebold'a ground, with its hair all turned the wrong -,::
whale. Baleen a Sieboldii, the right whale way. Drawing a little nearer hp 'saw
of the northwest. ,; f ; u : : large snake of the racer species lying lull ii
. I The ship was headed after the huge an- length 00 the ground,; with its - head- ne&r.; j
imal, and when it , bore off to the wind- tbe root of the tree,' looking -at thev .squir- T
ward, so that she could not . follow, the Irel. He bad often heard of snakes feharm '
ing things; so thought he- would - just pn
main quiet' ad see the operation, rf ?T&e, ta
squirrel kept up iu chattering and runVv 4
oing up and down the tree, each; time
seeming to get lower, until at last osme -r
down and laid itself full length on. tire
ground at the snake's mouth. . He (thea--)
threw a stick at the snake, which-striking li
near it caused it to suddenly throw its ;
I J J l li 4l . T
ueu iruunu, uraaKing tue strange spett 01
boat were manned, aod. with a will , the
crew bore away in one of them.. For two
or three hoars the oarsmen pulled before
they reached the erratio game; but final
ly the whale came to a stop, perhaps for
rest, and. a few moments later a boat was
alongside, and the harpoon was planted
deep in the thiok hide of the whale. . .
, A rush of water, and the rope was : his
sing from the boat like a living thing;
then came the long chase, that ended in
the conquest of the huge animal. Tbe
ship, that had been beating up, came with
in one .hundred .yards; and preparations
were made to haul it alongside.
' This .was almost accomplished, when,
without warning, the water beoame filled
with strange black forms, with curious
fins that projected from the ocean like
on the poor little squirrel; and it ran up the d
tree. ' roe snake did not' appreciate -saoB.fi
disturbance just as he was preparing .to 5 1
make his supper of the squirrel, so hell
raised his head a foot or two to-look-
around for the intruder, f Now that look
ed like such a good chance t. knock a x
snake's head oft with a stick that ray faUw j
er did not think it accessary to waste ?ai I
masts. A novice or green hand might I load of ammunition with him! so, 'setting
' When a Note under Seal is Barred.
The question, "when' a sealed note
barred by the statute of limitations," puz
zled several ef 00 r best business men re
cently. One of them looked tbe matter
up and handed a solution to the reporter,
with the request to publish. It is copied
from "The Law in North Carolina of
Notes and Drafts," and is as follows:
"Tbe statute of limitations bars an ac
tion on a bond or note under seal for the
payment of money after ten years as to
the principal and three years as ta the
surety. If, however, payments are. en
dorsed thereon the time most be counted
from tbe last payment.
"The'statute of limitations bars an ac
tion on a promissory note not under seal
after three years as to principal and sure
ty alike, with the same proviso as to en
dorsed payments, as' above." WUming'
ton Star. '
Havin? Qualified as Executor of the late Asa
George, I hereby give notice to all persons having
claims against his estate te present the same to
me before the 10th day of September, 1888, or
this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recov
ery. And all persons indebted to said Estate
must make payment to the undersigned.
Executor of the Will of Asa George.
Sept. 9, 1887. 6w '
All Dersons 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
UUUU W. rJAiUUo,
Adm'r. dt bonit non of Wilson Wallace, dec's".
Sept. 9, 1887. 6w
All persons having claims against the Estate
of W. F, Cuthbertson, deceased, are hereby no
tified to present them to the undersigned, prop
erly attested, on or -before the 10th day of Sep
tember, 188S. All persons indebted to said dece
dent are requested to settle immediately.
' - UUUtl W. H&KK1D,
Adm'r. (with Will annexed) of W, F. Cuthbert
son, deceased. ' " -. .
Sept 9, 1887. 6w .
Having been appointed Administrator of the
estate of the late Saml. E. Howie, I hereby give
notice tn 11 nersons havin? claims asrainst said
Estate to present the same to me before the 3d
day of September, ivtas. . -
' , THOS. GLTJYAS,
Adm'r. of Saml. E. Howie.
Sept. 2, 1887. 6w
Running an Account. It is a con
venient thing to have a standing account
at a (tore, where you can go at any time,
order what you please and have it charged,
without the worry of having to consider
whether you have money in your purse to
pay for it or not, but it is also true that
these items, small though they may be,
amount up with appalling rapidity into a
sum mat always surpasses expectation.
Besides this, the very best calculators,
and those who generally use a wise econo
my, buy things in this way which they
could easily do without did they take the
time for reflection which cash payments
would often compel. - It is so easy, when
an article that seems at the time desirable,
to order it sent and charged for, the temp
tation overcomes the buyer before the
strength which comes from looking at the
matter on all sides enables her to resist
the impulse to boy. Often purchases are
made in this way and regretted, while
something that ' was far more necessary
must in consequence be gone without.
BdgrAren't you tired of this vacation,
ma?" asked a little fellow. "I am tired
of tbe noise you make, that's alL" "And
I'm tired of the noise you make trying to
stop the' noise I make." Honors were
easy. Hartford Pott.
1 tir When a young man sits in tbe par
lor talking nonsense to his best girl
that's capital. But when he has to stay
in of eveninea after they're married
that's labor. - .. . ,,
. i - -
tP" For insulting and mobbing Dem
ocratic Presidents the republican party
are fully entitled to all the dishonor that-
accrues from such proceedings. xnaianr
apolii Sentmel. . i
have taken them for young whales, which
they certainly resembled in some respects;
but tbe whalers knew better, and the
shout of "Orcasi" went up from the boats,
followed by a hurried cry for spades and
lances. : , j;
; Another boat left the ship, but before
it reached the whale, the great monster,
though dead, was moving about in a
seemingly miraculous manner. .Now it
seemed attempting to disappear under the
water, bobbing up and down in a . curious
way. while the orcas darted over it. now
entirely out of water, flashing in the sun
light, now skimming along, with dorsal
fin cutting the water, like a knife, present
ed a most animated scene.
The boats drew, alongside the whale,
and soon the men were engaged in a fierce
struggle with the new enemies. Blows
from harpoons, spades and lances, seemed
to be 'of no : avail, though they were
plied with the greatest violence. The or
cas dashed among tbe boats without the
slightest fear, and it was evident now that
a , fight for the great game was now in
progress. The whale had been killed , by
the whalers, but tbe orcas claimed it.
. Every moment, the orcas increased in
numbers, and they rushed at the - inani
mate body, with the greatest fury, biting
out great pieces of flesh, Beiziog it by the
tail, flippers, lips, and every available
part. . It was evidenttbat if they did not
carry the body away, they would devour
Some of the men. now; leaped upon the
body, and from this vantage ground
struck at the - animals, but without the
slightest effect. The heavy blows did not
daunt them in the least; indeed, the pres
ence of blood lrom friend or foe seemed
rather to spur them on to fresh ' endeavor,
and despite the fact that scores of them
were wounded, they pulled the whale be
low the surface, and the men had to leap
to the boats for their lives to avoid the
attacks of the orcat and shark that had
also gathered at the feast: ' '
In a few moments the great whale, over
sixty feet in length, was dragged entirely
out of eight by these marine whalers that,
like veritable pirates, had rushed in and
carried off the booty.
In all classes of animals we find certain
ones whose part in the ceremony of nature
seems to be that of preying upon all tbe
rest. In the fishes we have the sharks
and others, anions the land animals tbe
lions and tigers, among the birds the eagle,
and in the insects the spiders. So that
when we come to tbe whales we should
expect to find similar predatory individu
als. Youth? s Companion.
An extraordinary fallacy is the dread of
night air. What air can we breath at
night but night air? The choice is be
tween pure night air from without and
foul air lrom within. Most people prefer
the latter an unaccountable choice.
What will they say if it is proved to be
true that fully one-half of all tbe diseases
we suffer f 1 om, are occasioned by people
sleeping with their windows shut? An
open window, most nights in the year,
can never hurt any one. In great cities
night air is often the best and purest to
be had in twenty-four hours. I could bet
ter understand shutting the windows in
than during tbe
bis gun down, ne pioked up lead pine
poll ten or twelve feet long, - walked near
enough to make the lick, -when, just as he
tried to make the blow asureone, the pole
broke near his ha.nd and fell behind him.-'
The snake not being much pleased ; with !
the turn matters had takes anyhow, was :
not slow to see this opportune moment; he
sprang toward him witiTsuch force, and
coming so near to him that 7 he thought
discretion was tbe better part of valor; so
he took to his heels, running for dear life,
the snake in hot pursuit. After running;,
fifty or a hundred yards, and seeing .the .
snake still following him, he thought-he,
would turn and fight it out; but the snake ,
seemed so muoh surprised at this, sudden ;
change in - affairs that he took to flight, .
my father in hot pursuit. Just before,
they got back to the point he had left his
gun the snake suddenly whipped around a,
tree and met him, and ere Jie was aware,
of what -he was doing he was running
again, and the snake pursuing. ,My father
did not run so far this; time before he
thought of himself, and turned on the snake
to fight it out or die in tbe last ditch. As soon
as be turned the snake thought it best to go
tbe other way too;:: so -turning ; himself
about he started the second time over the
dark and yet bloodless ground of this con
flict. By , this time 7 my lather had his
blood up, and his wrath being kindled not
a little, be started after bis. enemy, intend
ing to pursue him until he got bis gun and
use that means of defense. t He now felt
like he could use that load of ammppition
on him with a good grace, and. if . to. kill
him would not be. God's service, it , wopld
certainly be to the pleasure of one man at
least. But, alael just before, getting, to
his gun the snake suddenly turned to one -side,
ran over a small embankment into a
hole in the ground, and, lol t he : was not.
So getting his gun, and i having; lost the
squirrel, and coming oat second best, in
the snake fight, he went home. ,;,Ii not
more wise, he was certainly a anore(1 tired
man. R. Ii. Jones. ? ?'v.jiJi,v.j
Where Storms Originate., -v
Nine out of ten American -stormy - says
a signal service omcer, originate m tbe
mountainous region of the , Northwest,
where the warm air- of the valleys' rises
and comes in contact with the cool air
from the great elevations pf the Rocky
mountains. These storms take a general
ly southeasterly direction, until they get
into tbe dry regions of Kansas, and there,
becoming famished, as it were, for want
of moisture, and if scenting the water, for
which they long, from, the direction of the
greet lake region, they make a turn to the
northeast and proceed to tbe great lakes,
where they absorb abundance of moisture,
and then travel on east,' deluging us with
this water from the lakes.- All such gen
eral storms pass out from the country to
the Atlantic through the St. Lawrence
valley. Within recent years these Ameri
can storms have been actually traced across
the Atlantic to Europe, and some of them
even as far as Asia. All storms 'originate
in the same way, whether on land or 3ea,
in summer or in winter. ; The undercur
rent of air which rises need not necessari
ly be warm to make it rise; as for instance
where tbe temperature is below the freez
ing point; but the under current must be
of a higher temperature than that above
and surrounding it to force it to rise. In
other words, a storm is originated - or a
town during the day
night, for the sake of the sick. The ab
sence of smoke, the quiet, all tend to make I commingling of unequal atmospheric tern
nigm me Des ume ior airing me patient. 1 peratures. . - ' i
jae 01 our mgnesi meaicai autnoriuee on
consumption and climate has. told me that
the air of London is never so good as af
ter ten o'olock at night. Always air your
room, then, from the outside air it possi
ble. ' Windows are made to open, doors
are made to shut a truth which seems ex
tremely difficult of apprehension. Every
room must be aired without, every pas
sage from within. Sanitary Engineer.
Sixxnck How Dksp. Lovers are
prone to self depreciation. Said be, ten
derly, as they sat looking at the stars : "I
do not understand what you see m - me
that you love me." "That's what every
body says, gurgled tbe ingenuous maiden.
I Then the silence became so deep that you
could hear the stars twinkling.
137" He who builds beyond his means
builds for tbe occupancy of otbers-per-hsps
for tbe laborer who build his cellar.
aST If all menwere to pay as they go
there would be less going and more pay
2ET" We judge, in this
intention but by result.
world, not by
The Modern War Ship.
The massiveness of a modern war. ship
may be seen from the following descrip
tion of a New English ship of wan Length
between perpendiculars, 300 feet; breadth,
extreme fifty-six feet; depth, moulded,
37 feet; normal draught, 21 feet; and dis
placement, 5,000 tons. The ' estimated
speed is about 19 knots. Tbe armor is a
A ;.H J.A.Ala flf
belt 200 feet in length, extending from 1.
foot to 6 Inches above the water Hoe to 4
feet below. This belt is ten inches, in
thickness, and is backed with inches' of
teak, secured in steel-plating- of I Inch
thickness. On a level with the top of the
belt is a protective deck,' which 1 extends
throughout tbe whole length of the. Vessel.
This deck, along the belt, is perfectly hor
izontal, and is formed of 2 inches ' of steel
plating. Beyond the belt, at' both ends,
it is inclined downward to an angle of ' 30
degrees, and is 3 inches in thickness. All
openings in this deck are fitted with either
armor shutters or - shell-proof gratings,
and those necessarily open- in action are
fitted with cofferdams. - 1 -'' " ,f:
fSJ- He has the best education
knows best how toJSnd iU
ISr MYou and Jones don't seenvtd . be
as thiok as you were. Does he Cwe yo
anything?7; 0; he wants to,;