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Newly painted and refurnished. Electric
ells and Electric Lights. The Central and
EUCLES & BKYAW,
Aug. 5, 1887. Proprietors.
J. P. McCOMBS, M. D.,
bflera his professional services to the citizens of
Lliarlotte and surrounding country. All calls,
otli 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
!I1ILDUEN, and attention to Female patients.
Office, at Mrs Latham's, 214 South Trvon
treet, nearly opposite the Post Office.
Charlotte, May 27, 1887. tf
BCRWELL. P. D. WALKER.
BUR WELL & WALKER,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
rV ill practice in the State and Federal Courts
fJF" Office in Law Building.
HUGH W. HARRIS,
attorney and Counsellor at Law,
I 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 in all the Courts of this State.
Prompt attention given to collections.
Nov. 7, 1885. tf
. I. OSBORNE. W. C. MAXWELL.
OSBORNE & MAXWELL,
Attorneys at Law.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
iVill practice in the State and Federal Courts.
ty Offices 1 and 3 Law Building.
July 3, 1886. y
lAMILTON C. JONES. CHARLES W. TILLETT.
JONES & TILLETT.
Attorneys at Law,
Charlotte, N. C.
Practice in the Courts of this District and in
ichmond countv. Also, in the Federal Courts
f the Western District.
Aug. 12, 1887.
W. FLEMMING. E. T. CANSLER. T. N. WINSLOW
Flemming, Cansler & Winslow,
ATTO UNE YS-AT-L A W,
Charlotte, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts
t North Carolina. Special attention given to
i ousiness entrusted to tnem m Mecklenburg.
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i us, uuwu, uiuluiu auu uasiou counties.
ept. 23, 1887.
G. P. BASON,
Attorney at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C, !
tF Will practice in the State and Federal
burls, Office No. 10, Law Buildjqg.
Jan. 14, 1837. y
DR. M. A. BLAND.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Office in Brown's buildinc. onnnaite CharlnttA
Gas used for the painless extraction of teeth.
Feb. 15. 1884.
DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM,
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
Practioe Limited to the
BYE, EAR AND THROAT,
HOPPM AN & ALEXANDER,
CHARLOTTE, N . C .
Office Over A. R. Niahet A Rrn'a atnri. Iffix.
lours from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M.
Wo. 3, Tryon, streej, nytr. Wrtyon'i Thnig Slor.e
unanoue, n. u.
Practical Watch-Maker and Jeweler,
I Keeps a full stock of handsome Jewelry
'."i opeciaues, ac, wmcn ne will sell at a
Dealer in Diamonds, Watches, Clocks. Jtwelry.
tuu oiiver-naieu ware, dec.
nepairmgof Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, &c.,
ne proronay. and satisfaction assured.
attention irivnn tn Una Watih
palling. r r"
f omplete Stock and Lowest Prices
Shoes, Trunks and Valises.
PEQRAM & co ,
June 24. 1887. 16 South Tryon "street
We have theTmnrnvpri
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uc oucneye, wim iJouble Globes.
R. H. JORDAN & CO.
Dr. Scott's Electric Hair Curler
mmediatelv CrimnR. hnrni-nrl thA TTairfo
fluy uesirea snape. jror sale by
Love Your Mother.
Next lo tbe love of her husband, noth
ing so crowns a woman's Hie with honor
as this second love, the devotion of the
son to her. We have never known a boy
to "turn out badly" who began by falling
in love with his mother. Any man may
fall in love with a fresh-faced girl, and the
man who is gallant to tbe girl may cruelly
neglect the poor and weary wife. But the
big boy who truly loves and honors bis
mother at his middle age is a genuine
knight, who will love bis wife as much in
the sere-leaf autumn as be did in tbe
daisied spring. There is nothing so beau
tifully chivalrous as tbe love of a big boy
for his mother.
TO THE TAX-PAYERS OP
Mecklenburg County. v
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:
JBerryhill, Collins' S'ore, Monday, Oct
Steel Creek.Kendr'k's Store Tuesday,
Long Creek, f
Morning Star, Matthews,
All Taxes must be naid momDtlv.
T. S. COOPER,
Sept. 1G, 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
6ale privately. Correspondence solicited only
from those who mean business.
JOHN W. MOOSE, M. D .
8ept. 16, 1887. lm Mt. Pleasant, N. C.
By virtue of an Execution in my hands in fa
vor of W. J. Moore vs. J. M. Grier, I will sell at
the Court House door in the city cf Charlotte, N.
C, on Monday, the 7th day of November, 1887,
at 12 M., all the said J. M. Oder's reversionary
interest or riht, 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 Urier es 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
8th day of 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, 1837,
one House and Lot, situated in the city limits
known as "Greenville."
J. M. DAVIS, Mortgagee.
Sept. 9, 1837. 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 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 March, 1879, in Book 20, page 460 in 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, the 3d 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 South joining U. 11. Byerly, and 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 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 in
formation apply to the undersigned in person, or
address me at Pineville P. Q., 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. 11,862. Also, a fine Ani
mal, 16 months old, no better bred Bull in the
State, entitled to registration in A. J. C. C.
For further particulars or pedicrree. aDnlv to
the undersigned or to C. C Moore at T. L. Seiele's
J. Ol. UAVIS.
Sept. 9, 1887.
Charlotte, N. C
All Notes and Accounts due us and not naid
by November 1st next, will be nut in the hands
of an Officer for collection. On account of the
death of our Mr E. S. Burwell, the busess of
the firm positively must be closed up.
we baye been In business lor 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
Sept. 16, 1887.
HARDWARE! HARDWARE ! 1
New Stock, Low Prices.
We are rapidly filling our laree and handsome
New Store with New Goods to replace Stock
destroyed by the fall of our building Hth 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
nAMMOND & JUSTICE.
Oct. 9. 1886.
Rubber ang 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.
W are headquarters for these Goods. Have
just opened up the finest and most complete line
ol sporting uooas ever orougnt to tnis 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 on these Goods
against New York or Baltimore. Call and be
HAMjMQND & JUSTICE.
-'. The Health or Girls. : -
A lecturer whose words were, reported
in Life and Hope spoke jhe other day as
follows: . "One of the principal reasons
why so many , healthy girls . become in
valid women is owing to, the , mistaken
ideas and restraint of the mother. When
tbe girl is young she romps and'plays and
tumbles about the floor without restraint,
and is healthy. In most1 instances much
too sooo long dresses are put on, and the
girl is put under a double restraint, and is
expected to at once become a lady. Ham
pered by her clothing, which prevents
the free action of the muscles ol the body,
or if she indulges in any childish plays,
or is seen by her, mother. in any but an
upright position,' she is told that snob
couduct is not ladylike and onlr suitable
for boys. She soon begins to think 'she
must not bend her body and keep con
stantly in an upright position, except
when asleep. The result of this leaching
is the supports ot tbe internal o.gans are
weakened. Tbe muscles of the back not
being used become weak and relaxed, and
she stoops lor ward; immediately stays
are provided to take the place of the ram
cleB. Tbe shoulder braces are at once put
on to supply tbe place of tbe muscles pro
vided by nature to hold them in their
proper position. Thus relieved from all
action they soon become relaxed and use
less. Thus nature is supplanted by art
nutil the pooi girl becomes more a com
position ot steel, whalebone and rubber
than of muscles, flesh and blood. By this
time her mental education is finished, and
the proud mother is enabled to introduce
to the world an accomplished lady, and
at the same time a weak, dependent, in
Snakes Hatched by a Hen.
About two weeks ago a little English
lad named Sorbey, who lives in Fetter
'man, look a basket and went to the neigh
borhood of Wallace Run for beriies. On
the road' home while crossing a field he
found a number of round, white balls,
about as large as walnuts. These he put
in his basket and carried home. As soon
as bis father saw tbem he pronounced
them turtle's eggs, and as tbey bad at
that time a ben that was anxious to sit,
and in fact had been sitting around on
brickbats, lumps of coal, and other things
of like nature, he concluded he would try
an experiment just for curiosity. So the
supposed turtle eggs were placed under
the hen carefully, and she was left alone
in her glory. About a week after that,
one bright morning, the family, were
startled by the greatest commotion in the
chicken-yard. Upon running to learn the
cause, what was their horror to see tbe
place literally alive with black snakes
that were darting in and out beneath the
old setting hen and wriggling around at a
great rate. The supposed turtle eggs
were those of a black-snake and ibe hen
bad hatched them out. The snakes were,
on an average, about six inches long and
as lively as crickets. They would pro
trude their ugly heads from beneath the
old hen's wings and dart their little red
tongues out at any one who would ap
proach them. 1 he Sorbey family looked
on in astonishment until one of the snakes
wrapped itself round its foster-mother's
neck and began to choke her lo death.
Then they procured sticks and went to
work killing off the horrid brood. New
Brighton (Pa.) News.
Mortgagee's Sale of Land.
By virtue of a Mortgage made to 8. W. Beatty,
Bro. & Co., by W. T. Dority and wife, and regis
tered in Book 49, page 152, in the office of Regis
ter of Deeds for Mecklenburg county, and trans
ferred to the undersigned July 12th, 1886, I will
sell for cash, at the Court House door in Char
lotte, on October 25th, 1887, the Property de
scribed in the said Mortgage.
L. It W1USTUN.
Sept. 23, 1887. 5w
Having duly qualified as Executor of the last
Will and Testament of Mrs M. E. Brothers, de
ceased, this is to notify all persons holding claims
against her Estate to present them to me for pay
ment on or before the 1st day of October, 1888.
All persons indebted to said Estate are requested
to make immediate payment.
JOS. G. SHANNON HOUSE,
Sept. 23, 1887. 6w Executor.
' Administrator's Notice.
All nersons 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, 1683. All persons indebted to said dece
dent are requested to settle immediately.
nuuu w. nAitnio,
Adm'r. (with Will annexed) of W. F. Cuthbert
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 rum of Wilson Wallace, dee'd.
Sept. 9, 1887. 6w "
Administrator's li otice.
Haying been appointed Administrator of the
estate of the late Saral. E. Howie, I hereby give
notice to all persons having claims against said
Estate to present the same to me before the 3d
day or oeptemoer, ltuja. ,
Adm'r. of Saml. E. Howie.
Sept. 2,1887. 6w ,
Having qualified as Execqtor 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
W M. WILSON CO.,
CHARLOTTE, N. C
We have added to our business a full Stock of
1 all kinds of . '
iMiiiya auu Ltamy rutuigsa
Of the latest and most attractive styles. Roches
ter Lamps, Library Lamps, Decorated Lamps,
Glass Lamps of all kinds, Lamp Burners, Wicks,
Chimneys, Lanterns, Lantern Globes, Lamp
Shades, Incandescent Burners, Elective Lamps,
and Bracket Larxps, "Wholesale and Retail.
W. M. WILSON & CO.
Sept. 16, 1S87. 1
A lawyer of high reputation io tbe eky
of Philadelphia was traveling i in one of
tbe Southern State?, and being belated,
one 'evening, after a long day's rtdey he
was compelled to turn into a baose on a
solitary plantation and ask for shelter
and hospitality for tbe night. Hie request
was granted. - In the course df the even
ing he thonghtbe observtd something re
served in the master of the. house which
awakened - his 'suspicions.'' He was at
length conducted to bis chamber, - which
was adjoining the family-room. There he
dwelt on 'I the 1 circumstances that had
alarmed him till his excited imagination
was filled with thoughts of nightly rob
bery and assassination. ' He proceeded, to
barricade the room as Well ' as he could.'
He fastened down the wiHows ; against
the doors he piled up table, chairs, every
thing that was movable in ibe room.
While thus engaged, words uttered in a
low voice caught his ear and increased bis
alarm. He placed his ear at the key-hole.
The man of t he bouse was engaged io
prayer in family prayer. Among other
objects ol intercession, be was praying for
"the stranger whom the providence of
God had unexpectedly brought to lodge
beneath their roof that night." When he
got through, oar traveling friend arose
from his stooping posture. Imagine the
change in his feelings I All his tears bad
vanished. Though no Chiistiao himself,
be knew that the prayers of Christians
are like guardian angels to the abode in
which they are offered up, and went to
bed and slept soundly and sweetly, feeling
that the house where God was feared, aud
worshipped was "a safe house to sleep in.'!
How Hawks and Owls Eat
It appears that the table manners differ
among birds, as they do among human
beings. It comes to the same thing in
the end, but what a queer method it seems,
to eat a chicken first and then pick him !
An enthusiastic sportsman says: "Did
you ever notice a hawk or an owl prepar
ing to make a meal of a bird ? The dif
ference is their methods is very great. A
hawk will first pick all the feathers off tbe
bird, and then pick it to pieces as it is de
voured. He goes at it in a very systematic
and dainty manner.
"Not so with an owl. After killing a
bird, the owl swallows it whole, feathers
and all. He then sits - quietly, and in an
hour or so you will see him move his neck
about, as if trying to untangle a knot in
it. Then he will hump Lis back, lower
his head, and a ball of feathers will roll
out of his mouth.
"The operation shows that the owl di
vests the bird ot its feathers after swallow
ing it, while the hawk plucks out every
feather and quill before he takes a bite."
The Fiest Rat in America.. It is but
little over a century ago 1775 that the
first brown rat (the ordinary house rat)
made bis appearance in America. He came
as a stoaway on shipboard, either from In
dia or Persia, or possibly some Mediterra
nean port. Rats were known in Europe
until the middle of the eighteenth century.
In every town, village, and hamlet in the
United States now the rat is almost as
well known as the dog or the cat, and the
rodent populatian must be far larger than
either of the others. So rapid is the in
crease of the species that a single pair, if
unmolested for a year, will have an off
spring ot hundreds inj.bat time. In dwel
lings and city sewers the bouse rat is the
ruler, and his black brother is driven to
the wall. In the fields and along' tbe
marshes bordering the sea-coast the musk
rat and the cotton-rat hold sway. Rats
of many species are now to be found
wherever human habitation exists. It is
easier to render a building fire-proof than
m in- :
t3T Hon.- Ed ward Everett, of Massa
chusetts, used to tell a story about him
self. He was ouce traveling in Essex
County, Mass., before the days of rail
roads. He was traveling, in a crowded
stage, wbioh seemed too full for even tbe
traditional "one more," when a school-girl
came out of a house and wished to get in.
They made room for her, Mr. Everett of
fering his knee for her to sit upon. . She
had sat some time upon thst primitive
seat, when Mr. Everett at last thought
she might like to know upon whose dis
tinguished knee she had the honor of sit
ting, lie said, "Perhaps you would like
to know upon whose knee you are sit
ting." She said she should. He said,
"My name is Edward Everett." "Do
tell," she replied, "be you a sailor man ?"
He said that was the last time be under
took to tret a reputation. It is a wonder
the gal didn't ask him if he was a granger.
To a lady who was importuning
him to direct her son into a paying busi
ness, Lord Rothschild remarked : "Madam,
any business is good ; selling matches
even is a splendid business if you . do
enough of it."
5gf Some physiologists are more in
dined to blame barbers than bats for the
increasing evil of premature baldness.
Frequent shampooing and washing greatly
injure the growth of hair by removing its
oily matter, though a common notion is
that daily toalp-scrubbing is essential to
cleanliness. - -
Mrs. Query's Millinery Store.
Fall and Winter.
Ladies will find what thev want in our stock.
We da not offer to sell SI Hats for 75 or 6t cents,
but will sell H,ata and Bonnets, a,nd all the new
Novelties for Trimmins. or Hats or Bonnets
ready Trimmed, as Cheap for Cash as any store
u this or any other city.
We have also added to our Fancy Goods Stock
a fall line ol .Embroidery Silks, .ruling buks.
Wash Etching Silks. Filoselle. Cheiiille. Arraaine,
Linen Specialties and Art Novelties, Zephyr,
WooL etc., all at popular prices.
Mrs. P. QUERY & CO.
Sept. 23, 1887.
' Paid in Cash or Trade, at
ROSS & ADAMS'
Book and Stationery Store, No. 17 S. Tryon 8t
; Ji Soma Facts About Hay Fever.
From thettockinghsm (N. C.) Rocket r
This is tbe season of the year for the
victims of.hay-fever to Buffer most, i That
is what we. are told, for we never , had it.
We have a friend in Anson county. Col.
Henry W. Led better. who as regularly as
the year comes around, say about the last
of August, finds himself wheezing , and
sneezing with, hay-fever ; and it , bangs
on pertinaciously, causing Iosi of rest and
leep at night. He has been .treated by
varioua physicians without -success more
than, a temporary alleviation of the dis
ease. He had occasion, being, , a deer-
hunter, to visit the Ellerbe Springs , last
fall in the -early part of the season for
hunting about, the first week in Septem
ber, Hrs trouble with hay-fever Was at
tbe time in full blast, so much so that he
couldTnot sleep atfnightf and - his first
night at the Springs was one of nnrest and
discomfort. But, on the second night to
his agreeable surprise, he suffered but
ittle discomfort and slept well. He was
relieved, and for the two or three days
that he hunted around the Springs and,
on occasion, drank the water freely, he
felt greatly relieved. More than this, on
bis return home he enjoyed the effects of
that relief for about a week. His exper
ience Ibis year was the same. About tbe
19th of August his old enemy came and
aid siege to him. He came over to meet
an appointment with a hunting party tbe
ast week in August, lie did not eleep
tbe first night because he oouldn't for the
aunoying wheezing and sneezing that
taxed all powers of attention. But be
rested well and comfortably the second
night and on tbe day following, being
obliged to return home.he expressed himself
as much relieved and expected to feel
vastly better lor a week to come even
rom this short stay indulging the hope
from the fact of his previous experience.
We have not heard from him since , but
the facts are substantially as given above.
robably it is suggested that the exercise
of hunting at any place, where a change
of air and scene is naturally a material
condition, would give the same result.
Not in Col. Ledbetter s case, for he has
tried it at other places a week or more at
, time, but never has realized such a re
ult nor indeed any relief elsewhere.
Another case in point: Mr T. C. Leak's
youngest child, a boy seven or eight years
old, was suffering with a severe attack of
bay-fever last year the family physician
so pronounced it, as indeed every symp
tom indicated. He suffered until winter
se in. About tbe same time this year he
was attacked again. He was taken to the
Ellerbe Springs in the latter part of the
summer, and for the first few nights he
was unable to rest or to allow the family
much sleep. In a weeks time he was im
proved and, after several weeks he was
brousht borne entirely restored, and the
disease has never attacked him Bince.
We cheerfully give these cases and the
facts in the hope that there is something
n Ellerbe Springs that is speciho in its
action upon a disease which, if not neces
sarily fatal, is yet in the highest degree
distressful to so many hundreds of people
in this and other climes.
Finally, if our oitation of instances and
facts shall prove instrumental in inducing
another, or others, to make the test, we
will forget this free advertisement of H.I-
erba Springs in the consciousness of hav
ing furnished an item purely and solely
n tbe interest of suffering humanity.
A Polish Nobleman of Note.
Among those who came to Amerioa
with Kossuth in 1851, and accompanied
him on his memorable tour of this oountry
was the Count Zawotski, a Polish noble
man, one ot the vioums ot tne. nussian
confiscation of that country. Count
Zewotski had .been a member of Napo-
eon's army. He witnessed tbe burning
of Moscow and shared in the disastrous
retreat of the French army from tbe Rus
sian capital. He was at Waterloo, and
was for three months at St Helena as an
attendant of Napoleon. His estates hav-
ng been confiscated in Poland, be joined
Kossuth in Hungary in 1848, and at the
failure of the movement fled with him
from tbe oountry. Count Zewotski did
not return to Europe with Kossuth, but
went to California. He made a fortune
there, but tost it. In 1S62 he left Califor
nia with the intention of returning to
France. He was in Harrisbnrg when
Lincoln's oall for troops was made, and
enlisted though he was seventy years of
age. He was assigned to the one hundred
and first Pennsylvania regiment. He
served all through the war. Since 1865
he has engaged in various pursuits, but
misfortune always attended him, and now,
at tbe age of ninety-six, he is an inmate of
Berks county, Pennsylvania, almshouse,
during tbe summer months, but tramps
about the county. He : pays an annual
visit lo tbe Bonapartes ot Baltimore.
One Friend Only.
The time must come in every life that
carries with it any great density of mean
ing, when revolutionary changes will
drive tbe soul in upon itself. A thought
ful man who is conscious of such a deep
ening significance in his own life learns to
read by intuition tbe lives of others, tie
cannot walk the streets of a crowded city
without observing in a multitude of faces
as they pass a look which tells of unspoken
conflict. Some are bearing their lot pa
tiently ; tome are battling with it angrily;
. r . " I ? il
a lew more iriumpning over it ; an are
walking in the shadow of it. This one is
not like that one. ' None can understand
fully the trials ol another. It is do selfish-
nesa in any that none can very essentially
help his fellow. Each must bear his owo.
Each treads in a path in which he is the
only traveller. We need in such a life
some friend who can and will save ns
from tbe abyss of social despair to which
unblessed affliction dooms a man. There
is bat one such Friend in tbe universe.
37 A Georgia lawyer complains that
anybody who owna a copy of the Georgia
Code and can borrow six dollars, can
gain admission to the bar of that State.
The practice in Dakota is even more sim
Die. Proof of a man's ability to sit with
his feet upon a desk for ten hours and
money enough to treat tbe examining
committee, lets him w,
; r . Two Stories. ,
In Ireland, many years ago, so the story
runs, there lived ataylor lamous for bis
wisdom.'- He was a fine workman, and
had met with such success that not only
was he famous for his wise sayings but
for his . fine workmanship. ... , He always
helped, tbe men of his own trade who ap
pealed to him, aud bad great influence
among them. At last the wise and kindly
man fell ill, and was told that be could
not get well. He requested that ) all the
tailors in that part of the country be sent
lor, that he might tell them a secret that
would go far toward giving them the suc
cess that bad attended his life. His wife
sent word to the men, aud at'the specified
time tbey reached the town, in . a great
state of excitement. At last they wtre
all crowded into the sick man's-, room.
There was ,a deathly stillness. Some
trembled that the secret might never be
told but would die with this man. Many
of them shed tears of sorrow, for when
this wise man died th9y would lose a
friend that would never be replaced.
With different feelings all waited anxious
ly about the bed. At last the sick man
opened bis eyes, gazed slowly about, rec
ognized each one. He opened his mouth ;
all leaned forward breathlessly, that they
might catch every word. Slowly, dis
tinctly, the words came : "Always put a
knot in the end of your thread before you
begin to sew. It saves time." And the
wise tailor was dead when the sentence
Here is a story from True Flag, which,
like the preceding, must teach its own
There was once a tailor who had a
beautiful daughter. All tbe young men
from far and near came to visit her be
cause of her beauty. Two rivals sought
her one day and said : "It is on your ac
count we have cone hither."
"What do you want of mo?" she re
"We love you," returned the two young
men, "and each of us wishes to marry
Tbe maiden, being well brought up,
called her father, who listened to tbe two
lovers, and then said :
"It is late ; go home now, but - come
again to-morrow, and you shall then know
which of you may have my daughter."
At daybreak the next morning the two
young men returned. "Here we are,"
they cried to the tailor ; "remember what
you promised yesterday."
"Wait a little," he replied. "I am go
ing to town to buy a piece of cloth.
When I return home with it you shall
learn what I expect from you."
When the tailor returned from town he
called his daughter and on her appear
ance he said to the young men :
"My children, there are two of you
and I haxe but one daughter. To whom
shall I give her? Whom must I refuse ?
Behold this piece of cloth ; I' will cut
from it two suits of clothes exactly alike ;
each oue of you must sew one of them
and be who finishes his task first shall
have my daughter."
Jbaach of tbe rivals took bis task aud pre
pared to set about it. The father oalled
his daughter aud said to her:
Here is the thread ; make it ready for
tbe two workers.
The maiden obeyed her father, and,
taking the bundle of thread, seated her
self near the young men. But she was as
clever as she was beautiful. Though her
lather did not know which ot tbe young
man she loved best, nor tbe young men
themselves, she knew well enough. The
tailor went away : the maiden prepared
the thread ; tbe young men took their
needles and began to sew. To tbe one
she loved the beauty gave short needle
fulls, but to the one she did not love she
gave long needlefulls. They sewed and
sewed in eager haste. At eleven o'clock
the work was not half done, but at three
o'clock the young man who had . short
needlefuls bad completed his task, while
the other had yet much to do.
When the tailor returned, the conquer
or brought to him the completed suit,
while his rival still sat sewing.
"Mv children." said the father. "I did
not wish to favor one more than another ;
that was why I divided the cloth into two
equal parts and told you, 'He who finish
ed bis task first shall have my daughter.'
Did you understand me r
"Father," replied the two young men
"we understood you and accepted the
test : what must be, must."
The tailor had reasoned thus : "He who
finished first will be the most skillful
workman, and consequently better able to
support a wife ; ' but be never imagined
that his daughter would give long needle-
fulls to a man she did not wish to marry.
Cleverness carried the day, and the maid
en really chose her owd husband.
Butte bmilk as a Drink. A gieat
physician once said that if every one knew
the value of buttermilk as a drink, it
would more freely be partaken of by per
sons who drink so excessively oi omer
beveraeres. and further compared the
effects on the system to the cleaning out
of an old stove that had been clogged up
with ashes that have sifted through
filling every crevice and crack, by saying
that the human system is like the stove
and collects and gathers refuse matter
that can in bo way be exterminated from
the system so effectually as by dnaking
buttermilk. It is also a remedy for indi
gestion. soothes and quiets the nerves and
is very simnolent to those who are troub
led with sleeplessness. Its medicina
nrooerties cannot be overrated, and it
should be freely
used by all who can
A Recipe to be Misekabxjc The best
recipe we know,-if yon want to be miser
able, ie to think about yourself; how
much yon have not made, and the poor
prospects for the future. A brave man
with a soul in him gets out of such pitiful
ruts and langhs at discouragements, rolls
up his sleeves, whistles and sings, and
makes the best of life. This eartb never
was intended for a paradise, and a man
who rises above his discouragements and
keeps his manhood will only be the strong
er and better for his adversities. Many a
noble ship has been - saved by throwing
overboard its most valuable cargo, and
many a man is better and more humane
aites he has lost hia gold. Inter- Ocean.
; ' . A Brave Girl-"'-"
About one hundred and twenty iyears
ago the ' pioneers , of ..civilization yjq.the
back-woods of North .America were, -in
almost constant: collision ., with;, the., most
brmidable of tbeludian tribes,v whj had
earned to use the weapons ol ths , white
men and who were resolved upon. driving
away those pale-faced inaders; of, their
hunting-grounds. ..fc sJ, a,
Many sad and terrible,, tragedies .were
enacted as the white settlers, advanced
farther and farther into the . Indian, fcoup
try, traveling in large companies, j, .for
safety, encamping at night by, the ,watjh
fire while wild beasts bowled J.11' 'around
them, and too often finding on their. pa)h
the slain and mutilated bodies,, ottbfir
countrymen. But u their difficulties ;and
dangers were great, still greater, wm, tge
courage of the men, who, first set their
hands to the - conquest of ntbe. mighty
wastes of wood which were spread for
hundreds of miles on every aide of .tbem.
hey knew that tbe incursions;!, the. In
dians were just as much to be expected a
bad weather or any other trial ip jliXe.'and
they did their best to be prepared ,for
them, after which they, went jatjQfltibpr
daily labors with wonderful, qheerinlness,
considering the anxious circumstaopAS.3n
which tbey were placed,.,. .,,(, ;u tmUua
In a neighborhood exposed wtot jaoddan
attacks of the red men the first thing dbae
was to establish some place of i refuge d to
which the inhabitants of the varioua . 'log-
cabins might repair for. shelter and; help.
This was often a ; square stockade -iaolos-
cg a group of cabins, withJaiilbastionavsr
block-house at each eornerjever'yii side of
these rude citadels snd the ., stockades
being, of course, weirfrfrnispd'wU'roop-
holes. Here (if well furhlsneff wHlBu1iW
and ammunition) a-verVBrhairMgafrlB1dn
ooold make a spirited resistance " tfnd
could generally hold out tilf ifelfef arrived.
Even women and girls in these rude and
dangerous encounters could perform 'feats
of bravery from which men in 'more easy
going times might have shrunk. '.u"iJ,;
A remarkable instance of feminine cour
age was shown in 1792, wheh'a froouer
settlement on the Ohio was attacked ! by
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inhabitants, warned in time, had taken
refuge in the fort, - whem there were
twenty able-bodied men with twice as
many women and children, under the
command of a brave man. Col. Silas Yane.
His brother, Ebenezer Vane, remained in
bis own house, about forty yards ofi', in
order to protect a large quantity . of am
munition which bad been, stored there
and wbioh there was no time to remove.
Some seven or eight men and one or two
women remained with Ebenezer,' and be
ing stout of heart they felt confident of
being abie to defend it. - 's ",;, .j,.
The Indians, trusting to their numbers.
attacked fiercely, but were 'again ' and
again driven back. Throughout the night
they tried to set fire to Ebenezer's house,
but the design was frustrated by the vig
ilance of the defenders. Again -the red
men made a furious assault both on the
fort and the bouse, but again they were
received with a close and deadly fire
which considerably thinned their bombers
and filled them with the ' wildest' fury.
Meanwhile the women inside indujged .in
no weak lamentations, but steadily; mold
ed bullets, loaded guns and handed' them
to the men, who from every loop-hole were
dealing death to the inyaderk without
losing one of their number. Buf'tnow a
terrible discovery was made. vSoch r a
prolonged siege had not been' anticipated,
and in the fort only a few' 'charges, of
powder remained ! Wha WM'olp.do.ac?
The enemy bad once more.. alien! .,ack,
but they might be expected td reaew -the
attack at any moment, and If I'h'ejf ihojtld
learn the deficiency of the garp'the
brave defenders would soon be. overpower
ed, fighting hand-to-hand withoverwbelm
ing numbers, while neither "women 9inor
children would "meetwith the smallest
mercy. In this emergency i there t seemed
nothing for it but that one of their -num
ber should dash to Ebenezer's bouse, get a
keg of powder, and bring it, back' , coder
fire of the besiegers. , There were several
volunteers for this daring service, which
semed almost certain death, considering
that the surrounding woods were;, filled
with tbe keen-sighted and furions eoemy.
Among those willing to run' thefeafiul
risk was a girl, sister t the twO Vahes.
She bad lust returned from school in
Philadelphia, and was quite unused to the
stirring scenes of frontier life, " but 'her
spirit made up for her inexpeneneev 'J It
was represented to her that a -man" being
able to run quicker, would be in less1 dan
ger, when tbe young heroine nobly replied
that a man's life was worth more than
hers in the present exigency. ; " - Ji
"Yon have not a man to spare," she
said, "while a woman will not be f miss-
ed." - - ' ; .
This was too true and the girl , was ' al
lowed to go. Throwing off such' clothing
as might hinder her speed,' she ' stood
redy at .the gate. It was suddenly
flung open and she rushed ont on her des
perate errand. ! -
The Indians were so taken by ' surprise
that, after exclaiming, "A 'squaw I a
squaw!" tbey did not fire ft ' single shot,
but upon tbe girl's return with a bag' full
of powder slung around her waist they
were upon the alert. . She'had.to,run the
gauntlet of their balls, but not 6ne touch
ed her. Her anxious friends 'pulled' her
and her precious burden within the.gate,
while their shout of defiance" told the . .In
dians that the danger Va 'dter.MTbey
still hung about the fort and made ifeveral
other attempts to storm 'ft," but ?wlth no
better success ' On tbe third! da they re
treated, giving up as hopeless tbsl siege,
which would probably biri n3e3 "fr
otherwise but lor the beroistfioi I' Young
1 .! ' II Mil
Here's a fact that ought 1 to$ave
been laid before the, conyentioa of doctors
io Washington, It comes, from, thej. Sig
nal, of Dahlonega, . Ga ; ' ?At god,,many
people are accustomed to use .peach, -tree
bark tea when sick. s So wf j4h.&w
them something new at , le fco ,ns--which
several good citizens have;, pouched
for as tbe truth : When tea is. made, fronr
bark which is skinned off upward, the . tea
acts as an emetic; .when,, ekiAded j 4wn'
ward it acts aa a catharUc" v. n ; r
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