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, , GHARLXD'FTEIt., GtEBIDY: OCTOBER 7, 1887
VOLUME XXXYI. NUMBEB 1832
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The large3t and most centrally located Ilotel in
Newlv oaintcd and refnrnlsticd. " Electric
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EUCLES & BRYAN,
Aug. 5, 1887. ' Proprietors.
J. P. McCOMBS, M. D.t
nrfcr his nrofessional services to the citizens of
Charlotte aud surrounding country. All calls,
both night and day, promptly attended lo.
Office in Brown's building, up stairs, opposite
Dr. Annie L. Alexander,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Practice limited to diseases of WOMEN and
CHILDREN, and attention to .Female patients.
Office, at Mrs Latham's, 214 South Tryon
street, nearly opposite the rost Utnce.
Charlotte, May 27, 1587. tf
BDUWELL. -P. D. WALKER.
BURWELL & WALKER,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts
tW Office in Law Building.
HUGH W. HARRIS,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts.
Office, First door west of Court House.
Oct. 17. 1885.
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
Will practice 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.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts.
ZW Offices 1 and 3 Law Building.
July 3, 1886. y
UAMILTON C. JONES. CHARLES W. TILLETT.
JONES & TILLETT.
. Attorneys at Law.
ClIAKLOTTE, N. C.
Practice in the Courts of this District nnd in
Richmond county. Also, in the Federal Courts
of the Western District.
Aug. 12, 1887.
W.W. FLEMMINO. E.T. CANSLEU. T. N. W1N8LOW
Flcmmlng, Cansler & Winslow,
Charlotte, N. C,
ill practice in the State and Federal Courts
of North Carolina. Special attention civeu to
all business entrusted to them in Mecklenburg,
auarrus, union, Lincoln anu Uaston counties.
Sept 23, 1887.
G. P. BASON,
Attorney at Law,
i CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Zl&r Will practice in the State aud 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
Oas used for the painless extraction of teeth.
Feb. 15. 1884.
DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Practice Limited to the
EYE, EAR AND THROAT.
HOFFMAN & ALEXANDER,
CHARLOTTE, N . C .
umce over A. R. Nisbet & Bro's store. Office
"ours lrom 8 A. M. to 5 P. M.
u". o, i rton street, near Wriston's Drug Store,)
Charlotte, N. C.
Practical Watch-Maker and Jeweler,
n.wpa , iuii sioctc of handsome Jewelrv
f.iTn? VQCt&cle &c- which he will sefl at a
Dealer in Diamonds. Wtnh. r.it. t i.
Silver and Silver-Plated Warec. '
impairing or Jewelry, Watches, Clocks &c
, , OUH01IH.LIUU assured
renn , n " ""e aicu
oueciai attention civpn t ttt..-u
Aug. 19, 1837.
flit SfnL- nnA 1 - i n .
Shoes, Trunks and Valises.
PEGRAM & CO ,
June 24, 1887.
eouin iryon street.
j v., uuuuie viiooes.
R. H. JORDAN & CO.
. Dr. Scott's Electric Hair Curler
Sfcr5mPsngsr curls the Hair to
j Mv.ucuauape, r create by
R. H. JORDAN & CO.
frlf" It is a hard bat' necessary lesson
to learn, that to win and. hold success in
any line a man magi make himself of use
to somebody. The clerk who makes him
self useful to his emnlover need have no
fear for his future. The doctor who can
convince the community of his usefulness
will net need to advertise for patients.
oust, bo wun an occupations ana Dro-
T - !. I l i
leeeions. J. he tnintr the beeinner wants
to get thoroughly into his head is that be
needs the world, and hence must in some
way compel the world to need him. be
cause of what he is able to do for it.
SALE OP LAND.
By virtue of authority erranted to me bv M ' T.
Harkey and wife, bv a Mortease dated March
22, 1879, and duly registered in the office of the
Itegister of Deeds- in Book 21, page 209, I will
sell at the Court House in Charlotte, on Monday.
October olet, 1887, at 12 M., for cash, the Tract!
ui uanu uescnueu in said mortgage, to-wit :
A Tract of about 200 ACRES, joining the lands
oi doi. tiarney ana otners, and being the tract on
which M. L. Harkey lived at the date of said
Mortgage, and where he now resides.
D. S. TODD,
bept. 80, 1887. tiw Mortgagee.
By virtue of a Mortsase executed to me bv E.
H. Hinson and wife Tyrza. for purposes therein
mentioned, and registered in Book 36, page 263,
Mecklenburg county, I will sell at the Court
Uouse door in Charlotte, N. C, at 12 o'clock. M..
on Thursday, Oct. 27, 1887, seventy-two Acres of
vaiuaDie L,ssu, adjoining the lands of T. S.
Ellington, C. Dowd and others, on the waters of
Clear Creek and in Clear Creek township.
J. C. BARNHARDT,
Sept. 30, 1887. 4w Trustee.
I will sell my Plantation, two miles from
Beattie's Ford, with fine Residence. Healthy
place and the Land always produces good crops
of every kind when worked. The Tract con
tains about 200 Acres, with good Barn, Stables
and Tenant Houses. If desired, I will divide the
tractor add to it to suit purchasers. Terms
easy, b or particulars call on me, or Mr J. L.
Jetton, who will take pleasure in showing the
W. B. WITHERS.
Davidson College, N. C.
Sept. 30, 1887. tf
Mortgagee's Sale of Land.
By virtue of a Mortnage made to S. 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 12tb, 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. R WRISTON.
Sept. 23, 1887. 5w
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 Uounty Taxes for tlic year 187:
Berrvhill, Collins' S'orc, . Monday, Oct. 3d.
Steel Creek .Kendr'k's Store Tuesday,
Clear Creek, Friday,
Crab Orchard, Monday,
Mallard Creek, Tuesday,
Davidson College, Thursday, .
Long Creek, Monday.
Paw Creek, Tuesday,
Morning Star, Matthews, Wednesday,
All Taxes must be paid promptly.
T. S. 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
tale privately. Correspondence solicited only
from those who mean business.
JOHN W. MOOSE, M. D .
Sept. 16, 1887. lm Mt. Pleasant, N. C.
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 bet ore the 3d
day of September, 1888.
TtlWO. ULiU X AD,
Adm'r. of Saml. E. Howie.
Sept. 2, 1887. 6w
llavinir dulv 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 Detore the 1st day ot uciODer, ibbb.
All persons indebted to said Estate are requested
to make immediate payment.
JOS. U. UANiUiNtlULiSJ!i,
SeDt. 23. 1887. 6w Executor.
All rer;ons having claims against 'the Estate
of W. F. uthbertson, deceased, are Hereby no
tified to present them to the undersigned, prop
erly attested, on or before the 10th day of Sep
tember, U88. All persons indebted to said aece-
dent are requested to settle immediately.
HUUb VV. UAKUIO,
Adm'r. (with Will annexed) of W. F. Cuthbert-
Sept. 9, 1887. 6w
All nersons bavins claims against the Estate
of Wilson Wallace, deceased, are hereby notified
to Dresent them to the undersigned, properly at
tested, on or belore tne lutn aay oi oeptemD.er,
1888. All persons indebted to the Estate must
UUUEL VV . 11A1UUO,
Adm'r. de bonis nan of Wilson Wallace, dee'd.
Sept. 9, 1887. 6w
BURWELL & DUNN
At Lowest Market Prices.
Lewis' Pure White Lead.
Boiled and Raw Linseed Oil.
The Best Readv-Mixed Paint, all Colors and
all size cans.
You can paint your buggy for one dollar, in
the best ttyle, with Carriage Black (and other
colors ) The best is sold by
Of Patent Medicines, we have all kinds by
the bottle, dozen and gross at prices always the
Dr. King's Blood and Liver Pills, Dr. King's
Cough Syrup. Dr. King's Sarsaparilia ana
tueen s Uelignt. ur. Jtung s v ermuuge. oo
J J TrTrtTTnr r a. nTTWW
ii U 1 Vt ElLlU Oil
Tf vnn will o-ive vour horses, cows, hogs and
poultry the Celebrated Kentucky Condition Pow
ders, you will have no trouble, zo cenis per
package. For sale by
J3UKWJSJUJU k u u
"Wholesale and Retail Druggists,
June 10, 1887. Opposite Central Hotel.
;TM Valud of' "Knowing How
A lad? went, to a leweterrs to haye
ring sawed off her Soger. The -lady "was
well advanced in years, and the "ring had
been put on her finger py her husband oq
their wedding day' nearly half a 'cen'tury
before. lj? J, be ( h,and , trembled and a" teaf
fell upon it as sne held it out to have the
precious'memenio mutilated. ; ' " ! " a
But l-o the old lady's delight the jeweler
explained that it was not 'necessary "to
have the ring cut in-order to rem'ove it
from the'BWolltn finger.
instant or two, before unwinding the "ban; j
dage aud starting
. This was, repeated . three- times,'" after
which it "was , found possible4 to slipthe
ring ofi with ease. - " '-.
The owner asked' if there was any
charge and was answered : "One dollar. I
ask the same amount that I would get if
the ring were leit to be mended after
"OI course she might hsve done it: her
self," the jeweler explained afterwards,
fit's the 'know how' I charge for, though."
As we read an account of the foregoing
incident we were struck by tho thought
of what an incentive it furnished to young
students, who may sometimes fear that
because they are not at work upon some
thing tangible, tnerelore they, are uot so
sure of reaping a reward for their labor.
t . .i .v.,. - a.i iu uum n,
can be charged for as well as the "do."
What Breaks Down Youne Men.
' .It is a commonly received notion that
hard study is the unhealthy element of col
lege life. . But from tables of the mortal
ity of Harvard University, collected by
Professor Pierce from the last triennial
catalogue, it is clearly demonstrated that
the excess of deaths for the. first ten' years
after graduation is found in that portion
of the clas-s of interior scholarship. H.very
one who has seen the curriculum knows
that where iEtchylus and political econ-
omy injure one, late - no.urs ana ram-
punches use up a dozen, and their two lit
tle fingers are heavier than the loin of
Euclid. Dissipation is a sure destroyer,
and every young man who follows it ia as
the early flower exposed to an untimely
frost. Those who have been inveigled
into the path of vice are legion. A . few
hours sleep each night, high living and
plenty of "smashes" make war upon every
Junction ol the body. The brains, the
heart, the lungs, the liver, the spine, the
bones, the flesh, every part and laculty
are overtaaed and weakened by the ter
rific energy of passion loosened from res
traint, until like -a dilapidated mansion,
"the earthly house . of this tabernacle'
falls into ruinous decay, b ast young men,
right about. Scientific American,
: By virtue of an Execution in my hands in fa
vor of W. J. Moore vs. J'. M. Qrier. 1 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. Oner's reversionary
interest or right, title and interest, in a certain
piece of Land in Mecklenburg county, adjoining
the L.ands ot M. A. sample, j. nuraenaauana
others, containing 1015 acres the same being
land allotted to Lydia Urier as ner dower.
T. s. cuur EK, auerm.
Sept. 9, 1887. 9wpd
Creditors of J. Duncan's Estate.
I extended until crop time all Mortgages.
Notes and Accounts due above Estate, and as
that time has arrived. I give all Creditors fair
notice that they must come forward at once and
settle, or their claims will be put in the hands
of my Attorney for collection.
JJNLF. W. AllXiLiftit, ,
Sept. 30, -1837. . 2w Administrator.
We are going to settle up our old business at
once, and those who are indebted to us must not
be surprised if they nnd their
Notes and Accounts
In the hands of an officer for collection. . Come
right along aDd save cost.
ALEXANDER & HARRIS.
Charlotte. Sept. 80, 1887. 3m
Mrs. Query's Millinery Store.
" FOR '
Pall and Winter.
will find what thev want in our stock.
We do not offer tos'ell $1 Hats' for 75 or69 cents,
hnt will sell Hats and Bonnets, and all. the new
Novelties for Trimming, or Hats or Bonnets
ready Trimmed.. as Cheap for Cash as any store
IU mis ttuv uiuci
We have also added to our Fancy Goods Stock
a full line of Embroidery Silks, Filling Silks,
Wash Etchine Bilks, ruoselie. unenuie, .arrasine,
Linen Specialties and Art Novelties, Zephyr,
Wool, etc., all at popular prices.
MBS. rv UAni C6 w,
Sept. 23, 1887.
FALL AND WINTHR CLOTHING.
PHARR & XqtNG,
(Successors to K D. Zatta 0, Bro.,)
Having- succeeded the well known firm of E.
D. LATTA & BRO., it is our desire to receive,
and will be our utmost effort to deserve, that
loyal support at the hands of the community,
which so steadfastly attended the retiring con
cern, and has made them prominent throughout
the two Carolmas.
New Clothing for 1887.
We shall eive verv close attention to our busi
ness and shall have a special care to the interests
of our patrons, andis we begin our new life,
having no accounts and naught against anyone,
bearing "eood will toward all men, and a very
special liking for ladies, who have the responsi
ble charge of providing well for the comfort of
the "rising generation," we shall hope by cour
teous dealing, the selling of reliable Goods only,
and the One nce system, to succeed. "
Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods.
Our expenses will be light, relatively reduced,
aa we shall serve in active capacity ourselves, ana
as we have purchased our btock.very aavan-
tageously, and much under value.
We will offer inducements heretofore unknown
to the trade. . . .
The first call from our friends will be much
appreciated, and will give us an - encouragement
which we will endeavor to substantially manifest.
; PHARR & LONG.
Sept. 23. 1887. - Charlotte,
lie then proceeded to wind a length ,of daughter, and had referred to me for char
fiat rubber braid around the member; "be-' abler.1 -No ii hippeVi that'-1 knew two
ginuing at the top, after which " he Bel4 ' 'young riff -of the sam'e'aarnftme. but : dif
tbe old lady's hand above heir hea'd foritn rffAnt riven Tftmpii- fHn..'finiiiirU call.
Be Careful How You Answer i Inquiries.
!lo rtheiacrf Advocate an old preacher
la giyjngrfpme , recpecUons of his .past
life, in which, he giveJl, doHowiqi? ? in
stances of bow he got itticf a scrape by answering-
le"ttert asking fot! characters ; J'
case like' this, mX- ',uiryifejpect. to ,be
caught.; .1 received a, letter, poce t from an
unknown party .who said he was a 3Tasler
i ! AU UIU V K1IE1UI(I. IU
juaxon, apiw rote to 4 . on iie, square.
A certain young man : was courting hit
Bdllill, was a great raica; the other, J"o,
was a pretty Clever fellowi ' Nowi'when I
got ihe oldrgeptIeman' letter, I? unfortu
bo I wrote, as I was in duty bound to dp,
to my old brother, warning him against
the said Hill as a son-in law. I gave him
as near as I could, his character and pedi
gree on the square. What less could I
do? He had appealed to me as a father,
and feeling as I did, that the said Bill
was not a desirable son in-law, I so wrote
In about ten days after the letter had
been written, I went home one night, and
my wile said :
"1 here s been a strange gentleman here
to see you, on important business.
Why didn't he wait till I came m ?"
"He said be would be. sure to come
A few minutes after supper-a pbseton
drove up to ray door, and out bopped a
young man. As he came up I recognized
him, and asked him into the sitting-room.
Soon after the usual formalities, he ran
his hand in his pocket and producing a
letter, held it up before me, saying:
"Did you write that?"
- It was the letter I had written on the
square to my old friend. Of course I an
swered, "Yes, sir."
He replied, "Do you think it was fair to
write that way about me?"
1 said, "No, Joe, it was not. Indeed
wheu I wrote that letter I did not have
You in mind at all. You remember Bill
. dou't you?"
"Oh yee," said he.
"Well I was thinking of him when I
wrote that letter. I would never have
said that about you, and I will sit down
right here, and write you another letter,
exhooeratiog you from the effect of that
He said he would thank me to do it,
and I did! so quite cheerfully. .
Now, yon see, it wasn't right for that
old Masonic brother to have given me
away as he did, yet I was always glad he
did it, for it gave me a chance to correct a
As a general rule, it is , unsafe to give
your opinion about either, a young man
or woman who are engaged to be married,
or are interested in each other. It does
no good. I once received a letter from a
gentleman asking me particularly about a
young man woo was paying some atten
tion to Lis stater; He put it this way.
"Now u you had a -sister, and such a
man was about to marry her. would you
submit to it."
I unfortunately came in possession of
some (acts derogatory to lhe; character ot
the said young man, and gave them to
the brother. But the parlies married,
notwithstanding. The brother did his
best to prevent-it, but failed. He did not,
however, like my Masonic brother, expose
me,' by showing my letter to his Bister,
when they get so far along nothing will
stop them. -Parents may be ever so anx
ions, and may try ever so bard, but its no
use. Marry they will, in spite of all enorts
to. the contrary.
Is this right? Ought a young girl, in
experienced witb the. world and its wicked
ways, refuse the counsel of a fond father,
and despite the tears of a doting mother,
and take up, as some of them do, with the
veriest scapegraces ? It stands to reason
that the father and brother know more of
such men than the girt can find out. Alas!
how many a poor girl afterwards weeps
bitter tears of remorse, when the romance
is over? How glad they would berto get
back to their old home ? But like Esau,
they find- no place for ' repentance, though
they seek it with tears." My old grand
mother used to say: "Girls sometime tie a
knot with their, hands .that they ' can't
untie with their teeth." Better remain
single and run the risk of being old maids,
than marry a. vagabond and be unhappy.
CUT". A.Quaker, freni the country, went
into a -city; bookstore, and one ol the
clerks thinking to have a little fan at his
expense said to him : You are from the
country, are you -not?" ,"Yes," answered
the Quaker. - "Well here's an essay on
the rearing ' of -calves that ; you would
probably like to buy." "That " said the
quaker, "thee had belter - present to thy
IdT" At a recent meeting of the Lon
don Anthropological Institute, Dr. Geo.
llarley sought to prove tnat tne condi
tions which have increased man's comfort
and stimulated his mental faculties have
lessened his vitality and recuperative
powers, making him more liable to fatal
TO THE PALL
Our Stock of PROVISIONS
RLE 3 is now complete.
To cash buyers we offer, great inducements.
Don't fail to give us a call, as all we ask is a
trial. ( Have just received,
flAfl ROLLS Cotton Bagging,
uuw 500 Bundles TIES.
500 Barrels Flour,
150 Bags Coffee,
50 Barrels 8uirar,T
50 Barrels llolasses,
50 Boxes Bacon, ,
200 Boxes Tobacco, , .
' 100 Boxes Soap,
100 Packages Soda, :
-. ' 200 Bags Salt.
.:,:?" f. SPRINGS & BURWELL,
Sept. 2, 1837. -. Charlotte, N. C
: 100,000 Pounds
1 Paid m Cash or Trade, at :
;,r : : ; " ross & adams
Book and Stationery Store, tNo. 17 8. Tryon St
' The K Rattlesnake's Awful Eye.
A few , days ago a farmer friend of
mine, living iour miles south of Abilene,
told me what be bad, lately witnessed.
He was riding along on a prairie, and
Raw a prairie-dog . within a few feet of
him, which refused to scamper to his bole, i
as, f prairie-dogs usually do when a p-1
proacnea py maB; on me contrary, ne sat I
as if transfixed to the spot, though mak
ing a constant nervous, shuddering mo-
lion, aa. if anxious to get away. My
friend thought this was strange, and
while considering the spectaole. he pres-
lentiy saw a large raiiiesnaice coiled up
under .some bashes, his head uplifted
about, six or seven feet from the dog,
wnioh needed bim not, but looked steadi
ly upon the snake. He dismounted, took
the dog by the head and thrust him off,
when the snake, which had up to that
moment remained quiet, immediately
swelled with rage and began sounding
his rattles. I be prairie-dog for some
lime seemed . benumbed, hardly, capable
of motion, but grew better, and finally
got into his hole. My friend then killed
the rattler. Now, was this a case of
charming? If not, what was it? And
to one who is familiar with the eyes of 1
rattlesnakes it does not seem unreasonable
that they Bhould have such power. It
you will examine the eye of one when he
is cold in death, you will perceive that it
has an extremely malignant and terrible
expression. When he is alive and excited
I know of nothing in all nature of so
dreadlul appearance a? the eye of the rat
tlesnake. It is enough to strike not only
birds and little animals but men with
nightmare. I have on several occasions
examined them closely with strong
glasses, and feel with all force what I
state, and I will tell you that there are
few men on the face of the earth who can
look upon an angered rattlesnake through
a good glass bringing him apparently
within a foot or two of the eye and stand
it more than a moment.
, . M,aitor ocientific American : in your
issue of the third instant, 1 observe an
article on tne uiass snake, or on one
variety of that somewhat diverse species.
My acquaintance is with a Bomewhat dif
ferent one, which, to far as I know, is
simply a snake, and not in any sense a
lizard. I have seen many of them in
earlier days' here; but never saw one
more than about 18 inches long. They
are very beautiful, being a kind of Bteel
gray and black, in small broken checks
on the back, with two slightly defined
stripes along either side, so far back as
the vital organs extend. But I believe
that you, like most scientific writers, are
inclined to scout the idea of these snakes
"putting themselves together" and crawl
ing away after being broken in pieces,
Now, facts are facts, no matter what
philosophy may say. About ten years
ago 1 caught one of these reptiles, broke
him in pieces from one to two inches long,
from the anas to the tip of his tail two-
iniras oi me wnoie length ot the way
then placed a cage over him so that he
could by no means escape, and mistake?
were impossible, lhen, on returning to
the place twenty-four hoars after, the
snake was there, sound and whole, in full
length. On close examination, however,
I could see where most of the breaks had
been, and the first section, about an inch
and a nail long, was not perlectly in
place, so that the fine longitudinal lines
of the figure were perhaps one-sixteenth
of an inch oat ot the way. lhe remain
ing fractions corresponded, not with that,
but with the body. I did not know then
that this putting together process was
oorinnaltr trn i r a v( us) V tt a i a ifli man
OWI IVUBIJ U bl VI VI J - OVIVUllUk USCU
and supposed from previous careless ex
periments that it was only the illiterate
who doubted. Oliver White,
Sec'y. of Peoria Scientific Association.
Feona, III., bept. 6. 1887.
"Penny Wise and Pound Foolish."
Prof. Henry of the Smithsonian Insti
tute, Washington, D. C, at the age of
sixteen, read a primer-book on science,
which started him on his great career as
an investigator of nature. His name is
honored throughout the civilized world,
and his statue id in the National Uapital.
The right volume at the right time
works wonders in the life of youth.
The attendance on a Sunday-school 'by
the orphan Georgia boy gave Stephens a
taste for reading, and he always spoke of
that institution of the Church as forming
an epoch in his life.
.Fathers delve and stmt to give a son a
start in life. Alas ! the scraped-up and
saved money pushes the fellow but faster
in the wrong road. I hey were too bund
and stingy to see that a few dollars spent
in Christian and wholesome literature
while the boy is forming bis habits is
worth more than a million after he is set
in his way. Richmond Advocate. .
A Woed of Encoubagement. A dull
boy in a certain school was frequently
reproached by his teacher, and made little
progress. One day be made a first at
tempt to write. The scrawl was so wretch
ed it amused the boys who. sat near him.
A gentleman visiting the school, witness
ing his distress, said to him: "Never
mind, my lad, do not be discouraged, and
you will be a writer some day. I recol
lect when I first began being quite as
awkward as you, bat I persevered, and
now, look ! See what I can do .
He took his pen and wrote his name in
a large, legible hand. Years afterward,
when the dull boy had become one of the
most celebrated men of his day, he met
again the man who had Bpoken to. him
those few encouraging words. He said to
bim : "It is my firm conviction that I owe
my success in life, under. God's blessing,
to those few words yon spoke to me that
day when I sat so discouraged trying to
tT Make all men provident, fro gal,
and self-denying; diligent, proud of work
and self-respecting; quick to seize the
chances coming to their band, and eager
to store up useful knowledge, and when
this has been done it will be found that,
with the departure of idleness, dissipation,
and ignorance, poverty has also disap
About Telling the Truth.
All noble boys and girls tell the truth
as a matter of course ; in fact, the great
est possible insult that can be offered a
person is to doubt his word. No matter
what consequences are involved, it is al
ways your duty to tell plainly and clearly
just what has happened, so far as you are
I once knew a little fellow of quite timid
and sensitive nature who had the misfor
tune to break a window while playing
ball in the school-yard. The teacher was
thought to be very stern, and Charlie
was very much frightened, but he went
straight in doors and op to the desk and
told what he had done. A day or two
later somebody said, "Who broke that
window, Mr ?" " "An honorable per
son, sir," was the reply, loud enough tor
everybody to hear.
When truth-telling corners not yourself
only, but others, it is sometimes right for
you to refrain from speaking, simply de
clining to answer rather than tell tales.
You must judge about this when circum
stances arise ; but of one thing you . may
be sure, that it is never right to evade or
alter or color a statement. Be true,
whatever happens. Do not hesitate when
questioned, bat look the one who ques
tions you straight in the face and say
what it is right to say, modestly and
Candor does not require you, on the
other hand, to go about saying disagree
able things because they are true. A lit
tle girl I used to know once made a visit
whom was much prettier than the other.
What should little miss do but remark,
"I think Eunice is far more beautiful than
Elsie, and I've heard Aunt Clara say she
thinks so too." This was true, but it was
a true thing which was never meant to be
talked of ; and the little girl felt very
much ashamed of herself when she grew
older and recollected it.
Lewis had brought home dreadful re
ports for four or five weeks, and especially
in spelling he had long lists of failures.
How be did wish that the teaohers in his
school would believe in the spelling re
form of whioh his sister's professor talked.
So far as Lewis understood it, it appeared
to him that the professor agreed with the
schoolboys that a word should be spelled
the way it sounded. But the teachers at
the academy only grew stricter every day
and his demerits kept accumulating like a
snow-ball that becomes bigger and bigger
as it rolls along
'-Frightful!" mamma would exclaim,
shuddering as she gazed at Lewis' reports.
"Disgraceful I" was papa's opinion.
"No more pocket-money, sir, till I Bee some
So Lewis became greatly discouraged
One dav when he felt sure ot only one
thing, and that was that he could not I
spell, he did what I am ashamed to tell
you of. He opened the book under tne
shadowy screen of the desk-lid and peep
ed. Were there two ft Did come
first, or ef Alas ! Lewis knew. He saw
the letters plainly, and he spelled them
boldly and clearly. '
"Right!" said the trusting teacher,
with a smile of approval which went
straight to the boy's heart. Oh how sorry
be felt and how mortified when he felt
that he had gained that pleasant word
"Right" without deserving it ! He did
not run merrily home at night. He had
no desire to go out and play. He was far
happier when he knew that a blank failure
was written against bis name, for tben be
had not failed in himself ; he had been
honest it be had not been clever.
That evening he told me the whole
story, and ended by saying, "It has taught
me a lesson, Aunt Marjorie. All fair and
no cheating for me after this. It's awful
to feel as mean as I've felt all day."
Harper's Young People.
One More Victim.
The statements whioh have been made
.a a . m .
in tne Argosy witn reference to tne
poisonous nature of cigarettes were vivid
ly illustrated by the recent death of a
Brooklyn medioal student, the son of the
late President Arthur's law partner.
He was found lying lifeless in bed, and
the doctor who conducted the autopsy
declared that his death was mainly due to
cigarette poisoning. He was affected
with the disease known to physicians as
"tobacco heart." Some of our readers
may wonder how tobacco heart could be
caused by cigarette smoking; but of the
serious character of the disease there is no
doubt. The niootine contained in the
weed causes the action of the heart to be-
come weak and irregular, and prod aces a
general depression of the circulatory sys
tem. If the use of the narcotio is con
tinued, this results sooner or later in
severe and even fatal prostration.
Iix-Gottbit Wealth. About as heavy
a load a any man can carry is ill-gotten
wealth. A man met a missionary from a
foreign land, and took him aside to talk
with him privately. They were both old,
gray-headed men. When they were alone
he said to the missionary, "When 1 was a
boy playing with you fifty years ago, you
lost a quarter of a dollar. We hunted for
it, and I found it, and kept it. It has
haunted me ever since, and 1 would not
carry it fifty years more for the world.
want to pay it back." VVben God takes
men in band he straightens out such
things as these. .
tclf Reason t reason ! as much as you
like ; but beware of thinking that it an
swers to every thing, sumces lor every
thing, satisfies every thing. This mother
loses her child; will reason comlort ber
Does cool reason counsel the inspired, the
heroio warrior, the true love ? Reason
guides but a small part of man, and that
the least interesting. The rest obeys
feeling, true or false, and passion good
C5f A Washington man tellsofaquar
rel between two Negro boys. The larger
boy with great volubility was applying
every sort of abusive epithet. The young
er boy, leaning against a fence and stead
ily regarding the speaker with a sullen
scowl, waited for a halt. At last it came
"Is vou done V Yes. I is done." Then
slowly and coolly the younger said : A I
I dem dings you say I is, you is dem."
; A Night of Terror.
"O mamma can I go ? Say, can I go?
I want to go so bad, mamma ! Do get papa
to let me 1" And Fred Grant stood on
one leg like a tired rooster, and hitched
and twisted, and did every thing he oould
think of to show how anxious and excited
he was. .
Uncle Dan Hurley was going off for a
week's huntiog on the prairies.with a tent
to live in, and he wanted Fred to go too.
Just ask any boy if Fred was likely to
want to go.
But papa and mamma could hardly de
Say, mamma, can I ? Say. mamma
can I go?" Fred kept asking over and'
over again, until at last pp said : "Go
out on the lawn and play while we talk it
over, Fred. We will call you when we
: Fred knew he had to go but he did not
do so willingly,-' He backed ' out of the
room slowly, and hopping on one foot eo
as to stay as long as possible. But he
got out at last. As soon as he was gone,
his papa said : "Well what do you think
of it, mamma ?"
"It would do him good," said mamma ;
"but there's one objeotion Dan will
drink a little now and then,"
"Surely he would not when he was out'
with a child in his care," said paps.
"Well, I don't know," answered mamma
thoughtfully. "I fear to risk It."
"I'll have a talk with him," said Fred's
papa. "And if he will promise to stay
thoroughly sober, I guess Fred may go."
Uncle Dan - promised faithfully not to
touch one drop of liquor while he was out.
Bat if he meant to keep the promise what
made him take the little black jug of
whisky along in his stores?
However, Mr. and Mrs. Grant knew
nothing of that little black jug, so they
trusted Uncle Dan's word, and let Fred
go to the prairies with him.
O what fun they had at first t . They
went 6"n horseback. Uncle Dan rode a
stout gray, and held the tent folded and .
strapped to his saddle behind. He also
had their small camp-kettle, while Fred
carried the bag which held their provis
ions. The first night they . camped beside a
beautiful stream. They pitched their tent
built a fire, hung the kettle on a pole laid
across two sticks with crotches in them,
and cooked their supper.
Fred turned the ponies out to eat the
sweet prairie grass, fastening them to a
stake with a long rope so they eould not
wander away. Then be eat on a log and
watched Uncle Dsn preparing their sap
per. And when'rVwas eaten he slept in
the tent with Uncle Dan. He thought, it
was "splendid." I don't think there ever
was a boy who enjoyed a trip more than
Fred enjoyed that one for several days.
But alas, alas I One evening when
they unpacked their camp stores Unole
Dan took out the black jag he had hidden
away. He did not let Fred see it, but the
boy knew that something was the matter.
He did not know what, but be saw that
Uncle Dan, instead of being lively and
telling stories as usual, was stupid and
sleepy. Fred asked if he was sick. Un
cle Dan said, "No, only tired."
Fred was very tired himself, so too very
readily lay down in the tent and soon fell .
asleep. Uncle Dsn always' carefully put '
out the fire so that it should not catch
the dry prairie grass. To-night the blaok
ag made bim forget to attend to It he
was not himself, you see.
And so it happened that some time to
the night a bright light and crackling
ound woke Fred. He sprung up and saw
a dreadful thing. The prairie was on fire
all around them. Worse: the tent they
were under was in flames.
In agony the poor boy tried to wake
his uncle, but the whisky bad done its
work too well. He could not even rouse
him. una every instant tne names came
hotter and nearer. In a few moments
they must both perish, unless the boy
could save the man. -
With a smothered cry to God for help,"
Fred did all he could do. He rolled and
tugged and pulled, until, with his blister
ed bands, be rolled the insensible man
into the little stream on whose banks they
were encamped. '
Tben be held Uncle Dan's head up him
self lying nearly nnder water, nntil the
flames had passed on and left them. He
tried to drag his chilled limbs back to
shore, but he could only draw Uncle Dsn
half-way out of the water, until be came
to his senses where he lay.
And bow do yon think Uncle Dan :elt
when reason, returned their tent and
horses burned, their bodies all painful
with blisters, wet, chilled, and alone, miles
away from home all because he had
yielded to that dreadful appetite? They
reached home at last alive. But Uncle
Dan finally died from the effects of that
night's exposure, and Fred will carry tne
scars oi his burns to the grave. But he
will never, never touch one drop of liquor
so long as be lives. '
Pigeons is Russia. One is struck
by the multitude of pigeons in and about
Moscow. They are held in great rever
ence by the common people, and no Rus
sian will harm them. Indeed, they are
as sacred bere as.monkeys in Benares, or
doves in Venice, beiog considered em
blems of the Holy Ghost, and under pro
tection of the Church. They wheel about
in large blue flocks through the air, so
dense as to cast shadows like swift-moving
clouds between the sun and the earth,
alighting fearlessly where they choose, to
share the beggar's crumbs or the bounty
of the affluent. It is a notable fact that
this domestic bird was also considered
sacred by the old Scandinavians, who be
lieved that for a certain period after death
the soul of the deceased, under such form,
was accustomed to come to eat and drink
with as well as to watch the behaviour of
the mourners. (
Cube for Neukalgia. Wear a close
ly fitting copper wire next to the skin
about the neck for Neuralgia in the face
or head, and around the waist, when suf
fering from the same cause in other parts
of the body. Yon must wear it con
And for cramps in the feet or ankles, wear a
thread of unwashed cotton, or a strip of eel Ma.
You hear that ; : 1 :