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II. 0. ECCLES. GEO. W. BRYAN.
CU ABIOTT, H. C.
The largest and most centrally located Hotel in
Newly painted and refurnished. Electric
Bdls aud Electric Lights. The Central and
Belmont united. -
EUCLES & BRYAN,
Aug. 5, 1887. Proprietors.
J. P. McCOMBS, M. D.,
Oilers his professional services to the citizens of
Charlotte aud surrounding country. All calls,
both night and day, promptly attenaea 10.
Office in Brown's building, up stairs, opposite
Jan. 1, 18S5.
Dr. Annie L. Alexander,
m CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Practice limited to diseases of WOMEN and
CHILDREN, and attention to Female patients.
Office, at Mrs Latham's, 214 South Tryon
street, nearly opposite the Post Office.
Charlotte, May 27, 1S87
4. BURWELL. P. D. WALKER.
BUR WELL & WALKER,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts
Office in Law Building.
HUGH W. HARRIS,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts.
Office, First door west of Court House.
Oct. 17. 1835.
F. I. OSBORNE. W. C. MAXWELL.
OSBORNE & MAXWELL,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts.
C3f Offices 1 and 3 Law Building.
July 3, 1886. y
HAMILTON C. JOJfES.
CHARLES W. TTLLETT.
JONES & TILLETT.
Attorneys at Law,
Charlotte, N. C.
Practice iu the Courts of this District and in
Richmond county. Also, in the Federal Courts
of the Western District.
Aug. 12, 1887.
HETUOT CLARKSON. CIIAS H. DCLB
CLARKSON & DULS,
Attorneys at Law,
Charlotte, N. C.
Frompt attention given to all business in
trusted. Will practice in all Courts of the
CSOfflce No. 12 Law-Building.
Oct. 7, 1887.
W. W. FLEMXIING. E. T. CANSLEU. T. N. WIKSLOW
JFlcmming, Cansler & Winslow,
Charlotte, N. C,
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts
of North Carolina. Special attention given to
all business entrusted to them in Mecklenburg,
Cabarrus, Union, Lincoln and Gaston counties.
Sept. 23, 1887.
G. P. BASON,
Attorney at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
t3T Will practice in the State and Federal
Courts. Office No. 16, Law Building.
Jan. 14, 1887. y
DR. M. A. BLAND.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Office in Brown's building, opposite Charlotte
Gas used for the painless extraction of teeth.
Feb. 15. 1884.
DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Practice Limited to the
EYE, EAR AND THROAT.
HOFFMAN & ALEXANDER,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Office over A. R. Nisbet & Bro's store. Office
hours from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M.
(No. 3, Tryon street, near Wriston's Drug Store,)
Charlotte, N. C.
CAtL L.some Jewelry
! fair price will sell at a
1 Dealer in Diamonds, Watches. Clocks Jtweliv
IS.lverand Silver-Plated Ware, &c '
.lnpairiDg ?f Jewelry, Watches, Clocks Ac
idone promptly, and satisfotinn .Ia C"
m , ..w unui
repingPeCial aUeDtion iven to fie Watch
Aug. i, 1837.
Complete Stock and Lowest Prices
Shoes. Trunks and Valises.
PEGRAM & CO ,
June 24. 1837. i6 South Tryon street
Paid in Cash or Trade, at
, ROSS & ADAMS
Book and Stationery Store, No. 17 8. Tryon
T When Napoleon was asked in his
early years how he secured the respect
and confidence of so many old officers who
were under him, he replied, "By reserve."
A little more reserve in leaders, in heads
of families, in persons who have care and
responsibility, would save them from
many of their troubles. It need not be
a lack of kindness and frankness ; let it
rather be the qniet of self-control, the si
lence of a man who nses his tongue, rather
than the babbling man whose tongue uses
him, and uses him up the reserve of a
man who knows there is a time to speak
and also a time to be silent.
SALE OF LAND.
By virtue of authority granted to me by M. L.
Harkey and wife, by a Mortgage dated March
22, 1879, and duly registered in the office of the
Register of Deeds in Book 21, page 269, I will
sell at the Court House in Charlotte, on Monday,
October 31et, 1887, at 12 M., for cash, the Tract
of LAND described in said Mortgage, to-wit :
A Tract of about 200 ACRES, joining the lands
of Sol. Harkey and others, and being the tract on
which M. L. Harkey lived at the date of said
Mortgage, and where he now resides.
D. S. TODD,
Sept. 80, 1887. Cw Mortgagee.
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, Stable
and Tenant Houses. If desired, I will divide the
Tract or add to it to suit purchasers. Terms
easy. For particulars cali 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 Mortgage 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 12th, 1886, I will
sell for cash, at the Court House door in Char
lotte, on October 25th, 1887, the Property de
scribed iu the said Mortgage.
L. R WRISTON.
Sept. 23, 1887. 5w
TO THE TAX-PAYERS OF
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:
Berrvhill. Collins' S'ore. Monday. Oct. 3d.
Steel Creek.Kendr'k's Store Tuesday,
Morning Star, Matthews,
All Taxes must be 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. lm Mt. Pleasant, N. C.
Having duly qualified as Executor of the last
Will and Tesrament 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 or October, 1888.
All persons indebted to said Estate are requested
to make immediate payment.
JUS. U. SHANK UJNttUUSJS,
Sept. 23, 1887. 6w Executor.
All persons having claims against the Estate
of W. F. t uthbertson, deceased, are hereby no
tified to present tnem to tlie undersigned, prop
erly attested, on or before the 10th day of Sep
tember, lt83. All persons indebted to said dece
dent are requested to settle immediately.
iiUUH W. UAKK1B,
Adin'r. (with Will annexed) of W. F. Cuthbert-
Sept. 9, 1887. 6w
All persons bavins 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
LIUULl VV. tlAHtUO,
Adm'r. de Ionia non of Wilson Wallace, dee'd.
Sept. 9, 1887. 6w
TO THE FALL TRADE.
Our Stock of PROVISIONS and GROCE
RIES is now complete.
To cash buvers we offer great inducements
Don't fail to give us a call, as all we ask is a
trial. Have j ust received,
fCin ROLLS Cotton Bagging,
UJJ 500 Bundles TIES,
500 Barrels Flour,
150 Bags Coffee,
50 Barrels Sugar,
50 Barrels Molasses,
50 Boxes Bacon,
200 Boxes Tobacco,
100 Boxes Soap,
100 Packages Soda,
200 Bags Salt.
SPRINGS & BUR WELL,
Sept. 2, 1887. Charlotte, N. C
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.
Win an naint vnnr hnp-fv for one dollar, in
the best ctyle, with Carriage Black (and other
colors ) The oest is soia oy
t Medicines, we have all kinds by
the bottle, dozen and gross at prices always the
BURWELL & DUNN
Dr. King's Blood and Liver Pills, Dr. King's
Cough Syrup. Dr. King's Sarsaparilla and
Onppn'n Deliffht. Dr. King's Vermifuge. Sold
3 BURWELL & DU'N.
If you will give your horses, cows, hogs and
poultry the Celebrated Kentucky Condition Pow
ders, you will have no trouble. 25 cents per
package. For sale by
BURWELL & DUNN
Wholesale and Retail Druggists,
June 10, 1887. Opposite Central Hotel.
Too Many of We." '
"Mamma, is there too many of we?'! - .
The little girl asked with a sigh. .
"Perhaps you wouldn't be tired, you see,
It a lew ol your childs should die."
She was only three years old this one
Who spoke in that strange, sad way.
As she saw her mother's impatient frown
At toe children s boistroas play.
There were half a dozen who round her
stood, . .'
And the mother was sick and poor.
Worn out with the care of the noisy
And the fight with the wolf at the door.
For a emile or a kiss do time, no place;
b or the little one least of all;
And the shadowy that darkened the
. mother's iaoe . '
O'er thejQQAJS We seemed io fall. . :
More thoughtful than any she felt more
Aud pondered iu childish way
How to lighten the harden she could not
Growing heavier every day.
Only a week, and the little Claire
In her little white trundle-bed,
Lay with her blue eyes closed and the
Cat close from the golden head.
"Don't cry," she said and the words
Feeling tear that she could not see
You won't have to work and be tired so,
When there ain't bo mauy of we."
The dear little daughter who went away
From the home that for once was stilled,
Showed the mother's heart from that
What a place she had always filled.
Woman' 8 World.
taiT" In the days of pumpkin pies and
cider there lived a man who had a great
the latter. One day, on
going to the cellar to fill the pitcher, be
fell from the top to the bottom of the
stairs. His wile, hearing the fall, in
great alarm ran to the top of the stairs
and cried out: "ily dear, you haven't
broke our brand new pitcher, have you ?'
No, said he, in agony of pain from the
fall, "but I'll be shot if I don't !'
suiting the action to the word, he
it against the wall. Spite.
The interest shown by European
nations in all inventions that add to the
machinery of war is evidenced by the laot
that Great Britain, France, Germany,
Austria, Italy, Prussia, and Spain all
have commissions in New York studying
the new projective gun patented by Lieut.
Zalinski. In time of peace ; prepare . for
war. This does not look much as if the
International Arbitration Society was do
ing very effective work. The fact is,
there is not a nation of .Europe that is not
half-way ou the brink of war.
By virtue of a Decree of the Superior Court in
the case of T. J. Dulin and others, against James
Furr and others. I will sell at the Court House
door in the city of Charlotte, N. C, on Monday,
the 7th day of .November, 1887 ,Tit 13 o'ciock, m.,
to the highest bidder, that certain piece of
LAND conveyed by A. M. Hall to Wm. Bal
lard, by Deed dated January 4th, 1876, and regis
tered in Book 13, page 278, containing ninety-one
and one-half Acres, less thirty-one Acres allotted
to Mrs S. R. Ballard a9 her dower being sixty
and one half Acres. Said Land is sold for parti
tion. Terms Cash.
Oct. 7, 1887. 5w Commissioner.
I will sell by public auction, at the Court
House door iu the city of Charlotte, N. C, on
Saturday, October 22d, 1887, the Tract or Parcel
of LAND in the town of Pineville (formerly
owned by H. H. Hood) on Culp street, adjoining
the Odd Ftllows' property, being Lot No. 2 in
plat of Kirkpatrick's Lands.
Also, at same time and place, one STORE
HOUSE and LOT known as Roes Miller pur
chase, adjoining lards of Odd Fellows' property,
Main and Culp streets. or a more particular
description, see Book 36, page 107, office of
Register of Deeds tor jueckienourg county.
JOHN MOORE KIRKPATRICK,
Jokes & Tillett, Attorneys. Agt.
Oct 7, 1887. 3w
FARM FOR SALE.
I offer for sale, privately, a valuable Tract of
LAND in Mallard Creek township, Mecklen
burg county. It lies about 12 miles from Char
lotte, and within two miles of the N. C. Rail
road and 3 or 4 from the A., Tenn. & O. Road.
There are 129 Acres in the Tract, one-third or
one-half wooded, with good Dwelling, Barn,
and all necessary out-houses. There are two
Springs and two Wells on the premises, besides
a Creek running through it Good churches and
schools in the neighborhood. Also, a good pas
ture and lfMcre orchard.
For particulars address me.
A. A. GARRISON,
Oct. 7, 1887. 4wpd Montieth's P. O.
Bv virtue of a Mortgage executed to me by E,
H. Hinson and wife Tvrza. for purposes therein
mentioned, and registered in Book 36, page 263,
Mecklenbur? countv. I will sell at the Court
House door in Charlotte, N. C at 12 o'clock, M.,
on Thursday, Oct. 27, 1887,' seventy-two Acres of
valuable LAND, adjoining the lands of T. 8.
Ellington, C. Dowd and others, on the waters of
Clear ureefc ana m uiear ree lownsiiip.
J. C. BARNHARDT,
Sept. 26, 1887. 4w Trustee
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 7ih day of November, 1887,
at 12 M., all the said J. M. Griers 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. Kurkendafl and
others, containing 10124 acres the same. being
land allotted to Lydia Grier as her dower.
T. 8. COOPER, Sheriff.
Sept. 9, 1887. 9wpd
Having Qualified as Executors of the last Will
and Testament of the late J. Star Neely. all
nersons having claims against the said Estate are
herebv notified to Dreaent the same to ns for
payment on or before the 10th day of October,
1888. or this notice will be plead in bar or a re
covery ; all persons indebted to said Estate are
notified that payment will be required.
THOS. W. NEELY,
JANE M. NEELY,
Oct 7. 1887. 6wpd Executors.
V -. A Relict i ;.:' )
'yi - From the Hillsboro Recorder.
. We have jost removed to our office from
a cellar in this town, where it hid remain
ed from 1867 '.to' the 'present ti mei the
Press and some of the wood ' ty pe bi ' the
Hillsboro Recorder V brought here' from
Connecticut by Dennis Heartt.its founder,
and first editor, who issaed,the first number
of the Recorder, on the "20th day of Feb.,
1820. When we reflect, there is not A
soul living here now, that was alive then.
They have all passed over 'the river and
joined the great majority. ; - v , -
- Perhaps there has- Bved . and died - in
Hillsboro and its neighborhood a greater
number of illustrious men before and since
the time the ' Recorder : was established
than any other town in the State. . We
.mention among its resident citizens of
ante-revolutionary history: Edmund Fan
ning, Ralph- McNair, fames IIoggr Fran
cis Nash, Thomas Bark, Governors Cas
well & Nash, William Hooper and Judge
Moore, names all connected with many
interesting events, before, during and sab
sequent to the Revolution. During the
Revolution, President Monroe, Gov Rat
ledge of S. C., Col Williams of King's
Mountain, GeLerals Gates and Smallwood,
Col Kee, Lord Cornwallis, Col Wilson'
Webster, Col Tarlton, and others were
sojourners daring a brief period. We
mention last, bat by no means least among
the Revolutionary heroes who lived and
died in Hillsboro, Col William Sbepperd
of "Long Meadows" only a few miles
North of Hillsboro. No truer or nobler
spirit than Col Shepperd ever lived, he
died here at a ripe old age.
At different periods during the exist
ence of the Hillsboro Recorder under the
management of Mr Heartt, there lived
here and in the neighborhood many dis
tinguished men whose names have become
the honor and pride of the " State, among
the many we mention Archibald D Mur
phy at one time Judge of the Superior
Court and at all times a great man ; Judge
Dancan Cameron, Judge Norwood, Chief
Justices Nash and Ruffiu, Willie P Man
gum, Hugh Waddell, Rev John Wither
epoon, D D, Hon Will A Graham, and
The old Recorder can say with the
mother of gods upon Mount Olympus:
"See all her progeny, illustrious sight,
Behold and count them as they rise to sight,
She eees around her in the blest abode .
A hundred sons and every son a god."
How I Cured Him.
Dr. Fitzgerald : Having performed a
surgical operation on some little gaping
chickens by thrusting down . their wiud
pipes three horse-hairs in the double, and
twisting parasites from their throats, and
while watching those worms in water
squirming about, the squalls of a hen ar
rested my attention. The old . gobbler
had scattered her brood and killed some
that had been treated, and was in a strut
over his achievements. I ran t up behind
him, caught him by his feathers, and rati
backward and sideways, fairly plowing
the ground with a pair of large claws,
while he fanned every fowl out of sight
and hearing with two large turkey-wings.
I was not mad not much mad I imagin
ed I was not, as I had passed without
stopping the chopping-block, with meat
ax in place, and had never in life taken
anything strong that would cause the
brain to have no feeling. It ocourred to
me I never bad seen - other fowls in flock
bother chickens. The turkey was alone;
the hens were sitting. I thought of one
that might be company for him. She had
stole her nest in a place dangerous for
vermin ; so on I went till opposite the
nest. The hen (a wagon and team would
not have arouBed) was on foot, her' neck
raised and feathers all aflounce. As I
anged him at her, she ran one way and
be another, till entangled in the meshes
of briery vines. Thus I left them amazed
he at the predicament he wan in, and
she at the sight of an old stove-boiler
thrust in her nest in place of her eggs that
were being borne away to a chicken-hen
for incubation. I had no more chickens
killed. Mary J. Ellis, in Nashville Advo
Tyndall on Lightning Bods.
Professor Tyndall, in a letter on light-'
niog conductors, points oat that the abo
lition of resistance is absolutely necessary
in connecting a lightning conductor with
the earth, and this is done by closely em
bedding in the earth, a plate of good con
ducting material and of large area. The
largeness of area makes atonement for the
imperfect conductivity of earth, lbe
plate, in fact, constitutes a wide door
through which the electricity passe's freely
into the earth, its disruptive and damag
ing effects being thereby avoided. A
common way of dealing with lightning
conductors adopted by ignorant practi
tioners is, Dr. Tyndall remarks, to carry
wire rope which form 9 part of the conduc
tor down the wall and into the earth be
low, where it ends without any terminal
plate. Such a "protection" is a mockery,
a delusion, and a snare, some years ago
a rock lighthouse on the Irish coast was
struck bv lightning, when he found by
the engineer's report that the lightning
conductor had been carried down the
lighthouse tower, its lower extremity
being carefully embedded in a stone per
forated to receive it. If the object had
been to invite the lightning to strike the
tower, a better arrangement could hardly,
he believes, have been adopted. He ve
toed the proposal to employ a chain as a
prolongation of the conductor, as the con
tact of link with link is never perfect.
Special Joint Meeting of Com
missioners and Justices of tne
Peace of Mecklenburg County.
At a meeting of the Commissioners held on the
4th of October, 1887, it was ordered that the
Chairman of the Board notify the Justices of the
Peace of the county -(by advertisement in two
newspapers published in the city of Charlotte) to
meet the Board of Commissioners of the county
in joint Session at the Court House in the city of
Charlotte, on the first Monday in November,
1887, for the purpose of considering the pro
priety of building a new Stockade for the safe
keeping and comfort of the County Convicts,
and if necessary, to authorize an appropriation
from the County Fund for said purpose, and to
transact such other business as may come before
Every Justice of the Peace of the county is
specially requested to be present
Bv order of the Board. T. L. VAIL,
Oct 7, 1887. 4w Chairman.
-i. . He Could Swim. : V .
Cloudesley Shovel's grand exploit was
probably due to muscular strength and
great practice. He was a cabin-boy on
board Admiral Nar borough's ship daring
the war between England and Holland
200 years ago. Narboroogh was lost
unless be could get word to a portion of
his fleet which was near, bat oat of sight
behind a high piece of land.
No boat could have lived, in the fierce
fire of the fleets, and there was no possi
ble way of communicating an order ex
cept by swimming.: The, admiral called
for volunteers, and among those who
sprang forward, was bis own cabin boy, a
lad of eighteen. ) He bad been a cobbler's
apprentice and had ran away to sea.
"What can you do, my fearless lad?"
asked Admiral Narborougb. -
.11 can swim, sir,", replied , the youth,
Ma,ndj jl I'm. shot I aiw W aatai spared
than any one else."
That answer, with the look that accom
panied it, settled the question. In anoth
er minute or two, with the order in his
month, the lad swam oat of sight, into the
dense smoke of the battle, followed by
the cheers of the crew. He brought the
reserve fleet into action in time, gave his
country another victory, and won for him
self a lieutenant's commission. His re
mains now lie in Westminster Abbey,
with a monument over them bearing the
name of Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovel.
How to Act at a Fire.
In a lecture before the Society of Arts,
London, Mr A. W. C. Ghean gave the
following concise and simple directions
how to act on the ocourrenoe of fires:
Fire requires air; therefore, on its ap
pearance every effort should be made to
exclude air shut all doors and windows.
By this means fire may be confined to a
single room for a sufficient period to en
able all the inmates to be aroused and
escape; bat if the doors and windows are
thrown open, the fanning of the wind and
the draught will instantly cause the
flames to increase with extraordinary
rapidity. It mast never be forgotten that
the moBt precious moments are at the
commencement of a fire, and not a single
second of time should be lost in tackling
it. In a room, a table cloth can be so
used as to smother a large sheet of flame,
and a cushion may serve to beat it out; a
coat or anything similar may be used
with an equally successful result. The
great point is presence of mind calmness
in danger, action guided by reason and
thought. In all large houses, buckets of
water should be placed on every landing,
a little salt being put into the water.
Always endeavor to attack the bed ot a
fire; if you cannot extinguish a fire, shot
the window, aud bo sure to shut the door
when making good your retreat. A wet
silk handkerchief tied over the eyes and
nose will make breathing possible in the
midst oi much smoke, and a blanket
wetted and wrapped around the body
win enaoie a person to pass through a
sheet of flame in comparative safety.
Should a lady's dress catch fire, let the
wearer at once lie down. Rolliog may
extinguish the fire, but if not, anything
(woolen preferred) wrapped tightly round
will effect the desired purpose. A barn
becomes less painful the moment air is ex
cluded from it For simple barns, oil or
the white ot egg can be used. One part
of carbolic acid to six parts of olive oil is
found to be invaluable m most cases,
slight or severe, and the first layer of lint
snoaia not oe removed till the care is
complete, bat saturated by the applica
tion ot fresh outer layers from time to
time. Linen rag soaked in a mixture of
equal parts of lime water an'd linseed oil
also forms a good dressing. Common
whiting is very good, applied wet and
continually dampened with a sponge.
A venerable soldier of the American
revolution was converted after he left the
army. vvnat pecuuanzed him as a
Christian and rendered him the "observed
of all observers," was the Immutable fixed
ness and instantaneous promptitude of his
obedience to every indication of the di
When asked for the explanation of the
exceptional but divine life he was living,
his reply was this: "When I entered the
army I was trained under the great dis
ciplinarian, Barou Steuben. The main
lesson he taught us was that the first and
last duty of a soldier was instant and im
plicit obedience to the word of command
received lrom the officer placed over us.
Under that principle I was trained and
acted as a soldier in the army of my coun
try. When I was converted I considered
myself as a voluntarily enlisted 'soldier in
the army of my Lord,' with Jesus Christ
as my Captain.' When I found myself in
this divine relation, l said: "It is now
not only my duty, but the law of my life,
to receive the word of command from my
new, just as I did from my old com
mander; and my obedience is to be just as
prompt, implicit, and unerring in my pres
ent as in my former relation. In the
great Captain of our salvation I peroeive
absolute wisdom and integrity for com'
, mand, so that it would be treason in me
to stop lor an instant to weigh the ques
tion whether bis will is right or wrong.
wise or unwise. Nothing remains for me
to do but to do his will when it is appre
hended. While I recognize in him such
absolute wisdom and integrity to com
mand, 1 also perceive in him an ever
available all sufficiency of grace for the
rendering of the obedience required of
me. Under the influence of these two
pribcinles absolute respect for his author
ity on the one hand, and a fixed trust in
him for grace to render the obedience he
requires on the other, I ever find 'his yoke
to be easy, and his harden to be light,'
and 'the enduranoe of hardness as a good
fg?7 I elated that Prince Bismarck
was recently asked for an autpgraph by a
young English girl who professed extra
ordinary admiration for him, and wrote
that she would consider a few lines an
omen of happiness for her future life. He
sent her the following : "Beware, my
child, of building castles io the air; they
are of all structures : the easiest to erect
and the most difficult o demolish."
Troublesome Company, Sometimes.
vv e nave oeen having com can v . at oar
house for a week past. It, or she, has
gone now, and we are so absolutely and
nafeignedly happy-in consequence thereof
that we have been having a little jollifica-
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non inis evening, xne cnnaren were ai-
owed to sit np an boar longer than usual.
and I made them some pop corn balls and
Mrs Dane opened the piano and sang as
she has not sang for a year, and said never
a word when 1 smoked two cigars in the
This is not very flattering to the "com
pany" bat it is "the liospel troth" all the
We are fond of company, my wife and.
We have a pretty little home, a well
trained servant, and live in one of Boston's
prettiest suburbs, so we always have vari
ous waya ot ' amusing oar frionds. -Bat
the company just departed was not to be
amused. She came on Monday morning
without having gone through the little
courtesy of informing as of her intended
arrival, bhe is not an intimate friend of
the lamily, and simply made oar house a
stopping plaoe. as a matter of convenience
to herself. This' would have been all
right had Bhe not made herself a source of
infinite inconvenience to all of us.
My wife greeted her with great kind-
ness and cordiality and took her at onoe I
to oar spare chamber, and a chamber it is
good enough for any one. It has not,
. . , . , , l
however, an electric bell, but my wife has
in it a small silver hand bell, and our
Sally is sure to hear the bell if the visitor
will kindly step to the door and ring it in
the hall. This fact was explained to the
My wife had iust come down stairs
when the bell rang sharply. Sally went
up ; Sally came down.
The lady would like a piece of castile
soap instead ot that in the room, she
says she uses only castile." There was
no castile soap in the house, and Sally was
sent out for some. My wife went up.
"I'd like a common crash towel," said
our visitor. I never use any other kind."
The common crash towel was taken up.
"Now I'd like a little bit of soda to pat in
the water. I alwayB pat a mere pinch in
Sally had returned by this time, and
she took op the soda and castile soap. She
came down and said : "She wants to know
if she can have blankets instead of sheets
on her bed on account of her rheumatics."
The blankets were sent up. Sally had
just reached the lower hall when the bell
rang again, bally went up ; Sally came
down. Sally looked "huffy." "What is
it ?" we asked. "She had me to take
down per back hair, and wants me to put
her false front in crimps. I won't do it"
1 record to tally's honor and glory that
she didn t do it.
The bell rang seventeen times that fore
noon, and here are some ot toe causes
thereof: Oar visitor wanted the bed aired
the room newly swept, the mirror polish
ed, the window sash raised, the window
dmdu iu vv s ova vug iui uivui j vunuou nuvuvt
writing materials, her letter posted, and
divers other things. .
At dinner she wanted tea when we bad
coffee, and warm bread when we had cold.
She said that there was too muoh salt in
the soup, and too little in the gravy. She
objected to pepper iu anything, and asked
for pie for desert when we bad pudding.
Our sitting room was too hot ; then it
was too cold. The baby cried and gave
the guest a headache. My wife applied
remedies, and the patient made a pretenoe
ouch a week as it was! ibat woman
made us all utterly miserable.
How Indians Poison their Arrows.
It was a long time before Friday came,
and I began to think that be was going
to disregard my summons, and was get
ting angry, when he suddenly put in an
appearance. I explained to him what I
wiebed to know, and without the slightest
hesitation he said to the venerable arrow
"Tell my brother all about the poisoned
"Well," said the old man, "first we take
a bloated yellow rattlesnake in August,
when be is most poisonous, and tie him
with a forked stick to a stake ; then we
tease him until he is in a great rage. This
is done by passing a switch over bis body
from his head to bis tail. When he threshes
the ground with his tail, and his eyes
grow bright and sparkle like diamonds
we kill a deer, antelope, or some other
small animal, and tearing out the liver,
throw it to the snake while it is warm
and the blood still coursing through it
The reptile will strike it again and again
and pretty soon it will begin to turn black.
When be tires the snake is teased again
and be is induced to sink his fangs into
the soft flesh until all the poison has been
extracted from him. and the liver is reek
ing with it. He is then killed and the
liver lifted with a sharp pole, for so dan
gerous is it that no one dares touch it
The liver is let lie for an hour, when it
will be almost let black and emit a sour
smell. Arrows are then broagbt and
their iron heads pushed into the liver up
to the shaft They are left stickiog there
for about one hour aud a half, when they
are withdrawn and dried in the snn. A
thin glistening yellow scum adheres to
the arrow, and if it so much as touches
raw flesh it is certain to poison it to death."
I asked if Indians still used poisoned
"No" be replied, "no man, Indian or
white man. for vears past has been shot
with these arrows, aad they are no longer
made." Omaha Republican.
Tcen to the Right. The necessity of
alwavs tnrninff to the right was fully
lision of two buggies on Craven street
Two young gentlemen were in one buggy
and two young ladies in the other. The
young men turned to . the right but the
ladies turned to the left and brought
about the collision, which, fortnnately for
the ladies, resulted in npsetting the baggy
of the voang men who were not in fault.
No one was hurt and no damage ot any
consequence done, but such carelessness
might at sometime result seriously. Jfcw-
The Little Southern Soldier. Boy. : ,
George W ilson was just,, ten ; years of
age, still in "knickerbockers, and had
but recently entered into the dignity of
sn0rt hair, his mother, after much persua
sion, having finally consented to the cut-
ting of his flaxen curls, in which the sun
shine was wont to tangle itself. He was
a bright, active boy, thoroughly alive ' to
the momentous events of the timet in
which he lived, and a general favorite.
After the battle, he was among the first
at the bulletin board, to learn its result.
and many a time as the heart-rending
scream of a wile or mother echoed the an
nouncement of a name reported "killed,"
this little fellow, ohild though he was,
would seem beside himself. :
One day he and hia "factatum," ai . his
oolored boy Frank was called, met in sol
emu conclave, and decided io ran away,
aud follow the army. : tteing too young
to enlist, they decided upon the novel
plan of becoming markers, or messengers,
in fact anything by which they could
reach the army.
George's parents were refugees in the
upper portion of South Carolina, and; the
camp to which the boys proposed going
was on the sea-coast, near Charleston, in
order to reach which necessitated many
miles of travel Neither distance nor the
laok of money, however, daunted them ;
and so one bright. morning George put a
i r t it t f
cnaoge oi cioines in nis green oaiss
school-satchel, and Frank tied his in a red
bandana handkerohief, which was his
mother's chief glory, and the two set out
on their travels. :' " -
Knowing that they would be discovered
in the attempt to board the train which
left the small town, they walked to the
next station, a distance of five miles, and
as the train was leaving the depot jumped
on the rear platform. At the South
the stations are quite remote from each
other, and the conductors, after closing
rear door, seldom open it until the next
station is reached. In this way the boys
made the entire trip, and reached the de
sired haven. By the time they arrived
their appetites were in a pretty keen con
dition, having exhausted all of the biscuit
and bits of ham which were sandwiched
between their clothing. The teamsters
and servants of the officers gave them
something to eat, and George was just
negotiating with a captain for the position
of marker, when General Capers, who had
been a life-long friend to his family ap
proached aud said, "Why, George Wilson,
what are you doing here, so far away
from home? Does your mother know
that yon are here ?"
Now George had always been noted
for telling the truth, but on this occasion
flatly denied that his name was "George
Wilson," and pretended not to ' know the
general. Soon, however, Frank made his
appearance, and George seeing that far
ther deception was useless, begged the
general to give him a place. - This of
course was refused. General Capers tele
graphed his distracted parents, and plac
ing the two runaways under guard until
they could be sent home,' he questioned
them as to their intentions. George told
what his ambition was, and Frank with
both hands down in bis pockets, and every
tooth in his head showing, said, "1. wuz
gwmetojine de cavalry, Mas' Gineral,
dat's w'st I run'd away fur; but I specs git
a lasbin' from mammy we'n I gits home."
They arrived at home on the day of the
capture of Columbia, and in the excite-.
ment of the hour George (in whose breast
the military ardor was not yet extinguish
ed) again left for the scene of action.
He joined a command as msrker, in a
North Csrolina regiment, and daring the
last battle of the war, which was fought
in North Carolina, as he was standing
with his little red flag in his hand, a man
just in front of him was. shot down: In
an instant the little soldier boy threw
away his flag, seized the gun and fought
all day, until near its close, when a stray
ballet struck him in the breast and he fell.
A soldier in his rear, who had a son about
his age, picked the wounded boy up in
his arms, and carried him from the field.
A surgeon was called, but the case wai
hopeless, and as the little fellow lay upon
the rode hospital bed, with the death
damp on his golden tresses, and a deep,
earnest meaning in the depths of his blue
eyes, he said to the soldier who had borne
him from the field, "My name is George
Wilson ; my father is in the Army of Vir
ginia, but my mother is in Anderson,
Sooth Carolina ; I want you to write to
mamma, and ask her to forgive me for
running away, but tell her I did my duty
as my boy heart told me to do. 1 could
not stay at home and think of my father
and brothers risking their lives for me.
And now " said he as his pulse grew
weaker and weaker, "and now," holding
out his hand to take the paper upon which
the soldier, through hia blinding tears,
was writing, "give me that, and let me
kiss it, so that my darling mother shall
receive my last kiss." As he kissed it,
and banded it back to the faithful soldier,
the blue eyes closed, and the little soldier
boy went to answer the roll-call in heaven.
Mr$. J. G. de Hontaine.
Tblkqeaph Links iir Chisx. A San
Francisco special says : "The steamship
Oceanio brings Hong Kong advices to
September 2d. An arrangement is re
ported to have been made between the
Chinese Government and the Great
Northern Telegraph Company, . working
in conjunction with the Eastern .Exten
sion Company, lor an extension of tne
Imperial China telegraphs to Kalgan and
Kiachta, which will give a direct tele-
graphio route from China to the continent
of Europe and Great Britain. It is said
the Great Northern Company is to pay
the Chinese Government 100,000 taeia on
I condition that the Chinese pay the same
Irate per word as tne iwo companies
I pamelv. 12. The arrangement is to con
wnue in iorce sixteen year.
A Word to Botb. Begin in early life
to collect libraries of your own. Begin
with a single book; and when yon find or
hear of any first-rate book, obtain it if
you can. After awhile get another,' as
Joo are able, and be sure to read it.
fftka tha best of vonr books i and in this
way, when jou art men, you will have
good libraries in your heada as well as on
1 your shelves.