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II. 0. ECCLES. GEO. W. BRYAN.
CHARLOTTE, IS. C.
The largest and most centrally located Hotel in
the city. -
Newly painted and refurnished. Electric
Bells and Electric Lights. The Central and
Belmont united. ,
ECCLES & BRYAN, '
Aug. 5, 1887. Proprietors.
J. P. McCOMBS, M. D.,
Offers his professional services to the citizens of
Charlotte and surrounding country. All calls,
both night and day, promptly attended to.
Office in Brown's building, up stairs, opposite
Jan. 1, 1885.
Dr. Annie L. Alexander,
CHARLOTTE, N. 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, 1887. tf
k. BURWELL. P. D. WALKER.
BURWELL & WALKER.
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts
t5T 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.
F. I. OSBORNE. W. C. MAXWELL.
OSBORNE & MAXWELL,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts.
tW Offices 1 and 3 Law Building.
. July 3, 1886. y
HAMILTON C. JONES. CHARLES W. TILLETT
JONES & TILLETT,
Attorneys at Law.
Charlotte, N. C.
Practice in the Courts of this District and in
Richmond county. Also, in the Federal Courts
of the Western District.
Aug. 12, 1887.
QERIOT CLARKSON. CHAS. H. DULS.
CLARKSON & DULS,
Attorneys at Law,
Charlotte, N. C.
Prompt attention given to all business
practice in all Courts or
ESOfflce No. 12 Law Building.
Oct. 7, 1887.
W. W. FLEMMING. E. T. CANBLER. T. N. WINSLOW
Flcmming, Cansler & Winslow,
ATTO UNE YS-AT-L A W,
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 Oaston counties.
Sept. 23, 1887.
n tp n Asnxr
Attorney at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
tW 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 BrotOs building, opposite Charlotte
Gas used for the painless extraction of teeth.
J. W. BYERS,
Physician and Surgeon,
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
Will attend all calls, either night or day, in the
E3T"Jfflceon Tryon St., next to Bnford House.
Kesidence SOU, West !th St., near First Pregby
Oct. 14, 1887 y
DR. QIJO. W GRAHAM,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Practice Ljim d to the
EYE, EUR AND THROAT.
HOFFMAN & ALEXANDER,
charlotte, v -n
U KJ T I K . N .
Office over A
hours from 8 A
R. Nisbet & Brors store.
M. to 5 P. M.
JQHN F ARMOR,
No. 3, Tryor afreet, near Wri&nx Snug Store,):
Charlotte, N. C.
Practical Watch-Maker and Jeweler,
PiS.tePQB f.Ul1, 8toik of handsome Jewelry
falrpric? Wh'h h8 8e" &t
Dealer in Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, Jewelry,
Silver and SilverrPlated Ware, &c.
Repairing of Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, &c.
- r j , auu BaiisiHuuon assured.
attention given to fine Watch
Aug. 19, 1887.
Complete Stock and Lowest Prices
Shoes, Trunks and Valises.
' PEGRAM & CO,
June 24, 1887. 16 South Tryon street.
Tex Useful Maxims. 1. Never pat
off till to-morrow what you can do to-dav.
2. Never trouble others. 3. Never SDeud
your money before you have it. . 4.
Never bay what you do cot want because
it is cheap. 5. Recollect that pride is
more irksome to be borne than either ban
ger, thirst, or cold. 6. Never feast so
that you will be obliged to fast after, it.
7. Nothing is felt troublesome that is
done willingly. 8. Never anticipate evil
an imagined calamity is always more
painful than the real one. 9. Always
take hold of things by their smooth han
dle. 10. Always count 10 before you
speak, if angry it greatly so, count 100.
By virtue of a Decree of the Superior Court in
the case of T. J. Dulin and others, against Jamet
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, at 12 o'clock, 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. containme ninetv-one
and one-half Acres, less thirty-one Acres allotted
to Mrs a. k. Ballard as her dower beintr sixtv
and one half Acres. Said Land is sold for parti
tion. Terms Cash.
Oct. 7, 1887. 5w Commissioner.
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
inereare i Acres in me Tract, one-third or
one-half wooded, with good Dwelling, Barn,
and all necessary out-houses. Theie 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 ana lu-acre orcnara.
For particulars address me.
A. A. GARRISON,
Oct. 7, 1887. 4wpd Montieth's P. O.
OF CITY LOTS.
By virtue of a Decree of the Superior Court for
Mecklenburg county, made at Fall Term, 1887, 1
will Bell to the highest bidder, at the Court
House door in the city of Charlotte, N. C, on
Monday, the 7th day of November, 1887, those
certain HOUSES AND LOTS OF L4.ND
situate on the N. E. corner of B and Fifth streets
in said city, known lately as the property of W.
a . cuthbertsod, deceased, and designated as
1st. The Dwelling and Lot fronting 63 feet on
B street and running back with Sth street about
2d. The Dwelling and Lot. adjoining the
above, fronting about 68 feet on 5th street and
running back parallel with B street 99 feet
Terms of Sale CASH. The Lots will be of
fered separately and afterwards as a whole, in
order to make sale on the highest aggregate bid ;
and the sale so made will be subject to confirma
tion by said Uourt at r ebruary Term, loss.
HUGH W. HARRIS.
Oct. 14, 1887. 4w Commissioner.
LAND FOR SALE
In Steel Creek- Township.
I wish to sell my interest in the Tract of
LAND on which I now live. Said Tract is
situated in Steel Creek Township and contains
J. VV. WCUUW J&LiJLi.
I also desire to sell my Dower interest in the
above Tract. I possess said interest as the
widow of the late John H. McDowell.
Mrs. A. R. WILLIAMS.
Oct. 14,1887. 2m-pd
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
Reeister of Deeds in ijook 21. page jjwi, l will
sell at the Court House in Charlotte, on Monday,
October 8lEt, 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 ot said
Mortgage, and where he now resides.
D. S. TODD,
Sept. 30, 1887. tiw Mortgagee.
I will sell mv Plantation, two mile3 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
Tract or add to it to suit purchasers. 1 erms
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
. Having qualified as Executors of the last Will
and Testament of the late J. Star Neely, all
persons having claims against the said Estate are
hereby notified to present the same to us for
payment on or before the 10th day of October.
1888, or this notice will be plead, in bar of 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.
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., a!) the said J. M. Crier's reversionary
interest or right, title and interest, in a certain
piece of Land in Mecklenburg county, adjoining
the Lands of M. A. Sample, E. C. Kurkendall and
others, containing 101j acres the same being
land allotted to Lydia Urier as her dower.
T. S. COOPER, Sheriff.
Sept. 9, 1887. 9wpd
TO THE FALL TRADE.
Our Stock of PROVISIONS and GROCE
RIES is now complete.
To cash buyers we offer great inducements.
Don't fail to giye us a call, as al,l we a,sk is a
trial. Have jjust received,
Ain ROLLS Cotton Bagging,
MV-'V 500 Bundles TIES,
500 Barrels Flour,
150 Bags Coffee,
50 Barrels Suear,
5Q Barrels MoJasg.es,
, 50 Boxes Bacon, ,
00 Boxes Tobacco,
100 Boxes Soap,
100 Packages Soda,
900 Bags Salt.
SPRINGS & BURWELL,
Sept. 9, 1887. Charlotte, N. O.
Paid in Cash or Trade, at
ROSS & ADAMS
Book and Stationery Store, No. 17 8. Tryon St
The Sleeping: Child.
BT EtTGESIE 7IKLD. "
My baby slept bow calm bis rest
As o er bia handsome: face a smile
Like that of angel flitted while
He lay so still upon my breast. - '
My baby slept bis baby head
Lay all unkissM 'neath pall and shroud
I did not weep or cry aloud ..
I only wished I, too, were dead ! i
My baby sleeps a tiny mound,
All covered by the little flowers,
Wooes me in all my waking; hours
Down in the quiet burjing-ground.
And when I sleep I seem to be :
With baby iu another land ;
I take his little baby hand ,
He smiles and sings, sweet songs la me. - -
Sleep on, O baby, while I keep ,
My vigils till this Day be past ; '
Then shall I, too, lie down at last
And with my baby darling sleep.
Wells ia India. .
Wells are naturally greatly prized in the
hot, arid parts of India, and many Hindoos
earn great renown by making them where
they are much needed, some religious
people seek for merit id the construction
of large wells in public thoroughfares, and
other places, for the purpose of supplying
travelers with water. Very often people
use them for irrigating their fields. . A
large well, built. of strong masonry, with
a circular white smooth platlorm round it
lor people to sit on when they draw or
drink water, costs from 2.000 to 3,000 ru
. Even the wants of the brute creation are
not overlooked by the Hindoos. They
make reservoirs of strong masonry, about
five or six yards long and a yard wide,
adjoining the well, and in the hot, season
these are always kept-filled with water.
Returning from pasture or from the fields
iu the forenoon for repose, and retiring at
dusk for the night, whole droves of cows
bullocks, buffaloes and goats slake their
Land-owners and wealthy men vie with
each other in costructing thesd wells' and
reservoirs t and princes sometime imitate
the example of their opulent subjects. The
average coBt of an ordinary well has been
estimated to be about three or four bun
dred rupee. Of course it varies not only
according to the depth of water and kind
of soil, but also the kind of labor employ
ed. Some peasants who, with members of
their own families, make wells themselves,
have been known to construct them, espe
ciafly where the water is near the surface,
at a cost of 100 rupees eaob. .Neverthe
less, even in those parts of the country
where the cost is very moderate, the wells
Wells have been objects of great endear
ment with some villages. Not satisfied
with waisliuor time and money in their
own and their. children's marriages and in
those of idols and trees, they sometimes
marry wells with great pomp and ceremo
ny. In some parts of the country wells
are worshiped, and votive offerings are
seen lying near them. St. James1 Gazette.
I have a lot of EVERITT IMPROVED
SEED WHEAT; Also, a lot of FULCASTER
WHEAT for sale.
Send in your orders. .
J. W. WADSWORTH,
. ; Charlotte, N 0
October 14, 1887. 4w . -.:
Hammond & Justice
Are Aeents for the Oriental Powder Mills.1
whose "Wing Shot" Powder has no equal for
Breech Loading Guns. Are also agents for the
"Hercules Powder Company " whose make of
Dynamite is acknowledged to be the best.
A full stock of Sporting and Blasting Powder,
Dvnamite and Water Proof Fuse always cn
hand at bottom prices.
HAMMOND & JUSTICE.
Oct 21, 1887.
Of Ladies' and Children's Muslin Underwear
lust DUt in Stock, and at prices much lower than
same Goods have ever been offered at. Look at
them and examine quality of Goods and see they
are all cut very full, which every manufacturer
does not do.
Examine Goods, Examine Prices
This week we will make extra inducements in
all Silk Goods, both Colored and Black;, and if
vou want one come ana see our nig biock ana
d rices. We will offer you beau' if ul Jet Trim
minga for same.
Tis Time for Winter Wraps
Brine the Children, for we have Wraps for all
ages and prices for them. Don't fail to see our
imported Goods, dinereni irom anyining eise in
Big Stock Misses' and Boys' Ribbed Hosiery
in Black and Colors. And don't foreet our
Blanket Stock. i ;
Just in. new Patterns lor November. Lots of
other things. ,
HARGRAVES & ALEAXNDER,
Oct 21 . 1887. 83 East Trade Street,
Special Joint Meeting of, Com
missioners and Justices of the
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 f Charlotte) to
meet the Board of Commissioners of the county
in joint Session at the Court House in the city oi
Charlotte, on the first Monday in lovember,
1887, for the purpose of considering the pro
priety' of building a new Stockade tor the safe
keeping and comfort of the County Convicts,
and if necessary, to authorize au 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, cptroty if
specially requested to be present
By order of the Board?. T, L. YAIL,
Opt" 7, 1887. 4w , Chairman
Executor's Notice. ,
Having duly qualified as Executor of the last
ceased. this is to notifv 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 r - , i r a a -JOS.
G. 8HANN0NH0TJ8E, 1
Sept. 23, 1887. 6w Executor.
Averill Ready-Mixed Paints are considered
the best. Jfor sale by
W. M. WILSON & CO.,
Signs of the 'Times.! '
Some years ago a wise philosopher as
serted that the years between- 1880 and I
1888 would be characterized by various 1
disasters in the way of earthquakes, floods, I
storms and cyclones, which would' prove
destructive to human , life' and property. I
in consequence of the conianction of sev
eral of the farcer planets, v The period of
these troubles, as. marked out by, that
savan is passing out with the present
year. As his prophecy.' was made from
scientific data as regards the solar sys
tem, the partial fulfillment of bis -predio I thing more tbap mere base of support, and I ble; must be content to lire.if need be Iso
tions oonfirms our. faith, in the truth , of I often a painful one,' for the human animal. I lated without friend, society or churches,
8oientino deductions irom natural- causes
to otner inevitable results, it. tne near
proximity ot tne pianen
is the real cause r of bi
sual disasters," the inference . natural I
that after 11887, the limit of. their oonjunc J
tion, our earth will calm, down from its I
excitement and Bufferings, and begin a I
smooth career" for . a long period. " Who
knows that the long-predicted Millennium
may not soon set in, and the earth enjoy a
season of glory long unknown to the hu
man race. Shelby Aurora.
That's the way to do speak words of en
couragement, and ,, quit paving attention to
prophets of eviLj . . i t i s ;
The Voice of Birds. ' V
That starlings and ravens ctn talk is a
weii-known tact. ine mockini;-oird is a
be imitates almost all songsters,' even the
nightingale. .Parrots are able to make a
noise like that produced bv a saw. the
sound of a cork drawn from a bottle, and
other noises still more peculiar. The king'
fisher can produce most accurately the
cackling of hens, the barking of dogs,
the quacking of dueks, and the bleating of
sheep. Birds as well as mankind are apt
to be vain of their voices and try to excel
one another. Especially is this the case
with nightingales, in a hedge inhabited
by them one- may often -observe that
their voices increase two, ay threefold in
strength, and sometimes-some of these
birds are found with their throats torn
the? have simply sans themselves to
death. The sork in Africs, it is said, is
dumb, and his clappering is like the sharp
ening of scythes. This sound is supposed
to be specially pleasing to the stork,' be
cause on freshly-cut meadows be always
finds food in plenty, and therefore it is
suggested that he imitates this noise as
suggestive of a richer dinner. All ot these
birds show great fondness for and are cap
able ot lmitatms the human voice, it one
were only to take sufficient pains in train
ing them. And more than this, they can
repeat entire words like the parrot. Not:
only in musio have birds been the model
followed by man, but also that peculiar
and entertaining art, ventriloquism, has
been copied from them.. Jel as many of
tbem sing out boldly and fill the air with
their melodies, others from their sounds
without opening their bills. ' The pigeon
is a well-known instance of this ; its oooing
can be distinctly heard, although it does
not open its bill : the call if formed inter
nally in the throat and chest, and is only
rendered audible by resonance. Similar
ways may be observed in many birds and
other animals. The clear, loud cries of
the cuckoo, according to Nicolardot, is
only the resonance of a note formed in the
bird. The whirring of the snipe,' wniob
betravs the approach of the bird to the
hunter, is an act of ventriloquism. The
frog also is said to not open his mouth in
croaking, but to create his far-reaching
sounds by the rolhner of air in his intes
tines. Chicago News. " ! ; -
: WATCH THB. oMOKK. UOW Often We
!.. id. ..m..lr If LC a okall li.nA vain
UVII.hUQ ACUAVta., o out.. uaw
the atmosphere is so heavy.",. The reverse
is true. When one sees : smoke hanging
from a chimney, with a tendenoy to sink
to the ground, it indioates that .the atmos
phere is light in fact, too. light to float,
the smoke. When the smoke rises ; from
the chimney it indicates a heavy atmos
phere. A column of smoke is not a bad
barometer, : for a barometer in ; nothing
more than a recorder of the pressure of the
atmosphere. . When the atmosphere is
light and the smoke settles the pressure on
the mercury is light and the column' falls,:
indicating storm. When the atmosphere
is heavy and the smoke rises the pressure
is greater and the column rises, indicating
fair weather. Chicago Herald.
The above theory is wrong the reverse is true J
John Varney and his wife has li fid
on Moosehead Lake, Me., for twenty-five
years, and duriog that time have together
killed over 400 bears. ' unnumbered deer
and caribou, and much small game. Mrs.,
John is as expert a hunter as her husband
and accompanies him in .all his hunting
excursions. ; In June, 1885, they killed
five bears in one day. , : ; , ; , .
A relic of the ancient time was
revived in Virginia last week, when coun
sel for a man about to be tried for murder
asked that the indictment be quashed
-because the foremen ot the grand jury
that returned it was the owner of a grist
mill. The old Jaw forbade the possessor
nf a mill f mm nervine on a. inrv. '
2ST What would the modern and
fashionable young m&n and young woman
do if they were to marry" without money
on one or both sides ? Imagine a couple
Betting up housekeeping on a bunch of
cigarettes and a pug-dog.
All Notes and Accounts due us and not paid
by November st nexf, will be put in the hands
Cti a utu,cer lor collection, ud account vi uie
death of our Mr E. 8. Burwell, the business of
the firm positively mast be closed up. ; ,
.We have been in business for ten yearst and
certainly have been. as lenient with our cu?
tomers as they could ask, and we hope they will
now come forward and settle without giving us
trouble. ;i ' - 1 J- -
...... SPRINGS BURWELL.
m. . . "m ja m iftw "
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XAST .HOTICE, !
, We are going to settle up our old business at
once, and those who are indebted to us must not
be surprised if they find weir . . . .. .. .
Notes and Accounts ,
In the hands of an officer for collection. ; Come
right along and save cost , M . . :f
, , , ALEXANDER & HARRIS.
v;narioue, oepw. ow, xoot. Toux , . ;
Concerning Feet.- "at ;! '
'"How beautiful are thy feet ia shoes, O
rince'a daughter ?" sang Solomon-, nearly
prince's daughter ?" sang Solomon- nearly
3.0UU years ago. ISut time' works won-
drous changes, and we fear the wise ' king
could not repeat his compliment were he
living in the midst of us now, without do-
. tug violence to hie conscience. There is
no oeauiy ten in ine ieet oi tne princess
alter she naa tortured them tor -years - in
. t - t ' i
me narrow learner case raised 'up ' at on a
end. which we miscall shoes. ' -The foot
has struggled bravely to become some-
ixn our supposed progenitors it was so flex I
mie and nanay a memoer as even, though I
quadramani. liven in some of the human I
races of the present day the foot is almost I
as useful for prehension as-is the hand. I
Thus the New Caledonians are said to run I
up trees witn tne agiutyot a cat by grasp
ing the trunk and boughs
with the feet
and hands alternately, using the two with
equal facility. And the instances of . indi
viduals, born without arms or having lost
these members m early life, who have
been able to write, paint, and perform oth
er tasks requiring precision and - accuracy
of touch by means of their feet ' alone, are
The size of the foot varies in individuals
within' wide limits, but the average length
among different peoples is pretty constant,
and would appear, with certain exceptions,
to be an indication of the degree of civili
sation to which the community bad at
tained.. Thus, according to a series of
measurements collected: from "various
sources by M. Topinard, we find , the pro
portionate length of the foot to the height
of the individual, represented by .100, to
be as follows;
Parisian. 14.8: Russians, 15.S ' Hunga
rians, 15.4; Chinese, 15.1; Australian abot
rigtnes, 15.1 ; Algerians, 14.8.
The shoes worn by the majority of civi-i
lizad men are an abomination. ' They are
wrongly constructed and are the cause of
most of the acquired deformities of the
foot. The axis of the sole : of the shoe
should not be a straight line, but should
be a curve, following the natural curve of
the foot, with convexity looking oatwardi
I he sole should be of moderate . thiokness
and flexible and the uppers should fit snug
ly, but not so as to oramp the foot in any;
part. Medical Record. . ,
Litter and Trash.
There is nothing a farmer can do . that
will pay a handsomer profit than keeping
baud and cart from the first ,day in the
year to the last day hauling pine straw:
oak leaves, trash, wood mould, swamp
muck, rotten logs and stumps, and the
dirt from around the same in his fieldsJ
and cow pens, hog lots and horse lots.' You
can make two acres oTworn out land good
in this way cheaper tnan you can clear one
acre and get it ready lor seed." . One hand,
horse and cart can cover twenty-five acres
with dirt besides keeping your lots all Weill
strawed. And twenty-five acres are as
much if not more than one hand will grub
in one year to say nothing about cutting
it down and clearing it off ready for grab
bing, and clearing it up after grubbing.-
And when ' we bring our old exhausted
lands up in this way, you see its. value is
so much capital added to our, wealth, and
we still have our woodlands undisturbedJ
and besides this reclaimed and redeemed
land isso much easier i both ; on 'man and
beast to cultivate,' and you can cultivate
so mucn more - without breaking plows.
stumping toes and sometimes losing your
iVMt UmnAr , Nnn if vnn htv nnvnr
tried this plan of bringing np Old exhaust
ed lands try it. - xou have no idea 'hoi
much one faithful hand and cart can do in ;
redeeming worn out lands. Scotland Neck
Casting Bread on the ' Watees. ;
One day an Englishman by the name of
Thomas Cromwell appeared at the door
of Prof. Fresoobald of Italy, asking for
shelter and alms, which . were cheerfully
renuereu. ..xrescooaia anerwaru tost tt
J l to L.li r. j I... .it
Frescobald afterward lost all
ms property, Decame very poor, ana wan -
dered up into. England; and one day he
saw a. procession passing, and Io: it was
the Lord Chancellor of England; . and Io 1
the ?JLord Ubancellor of Ungland was
Thomas Cromwell, the very., man whom
he had once befriended in Italy., .The
Lord Chancellor at the first glance of
Fresoobald recognized him, and dismount-;
ing from bis carnage, threw his arms
around - him, embraced . him,- , paid his
debts, invited him to his house, and said j
"Here are ten pieces of money to pay for
the bread vou gave me, and here are ten
pieces of, money, to provide; for the horse
you loaned me, and here are four, bags, in
each of which are four hundred ducats.
Take, them and be welLw , ... ,.
KIT! Two daughters of Wm. Riley of.
Spriogneld, Ohio; are io a critical oondi
tion irom tne use oi -onownaKe," a- iace
powder, 'They lost the ' use of their
i fingers and arms, and violent pains in the
limbs and Btomach followed. The 'first
a r wy niAmfl car a va nAt i A A) fiirn naa a aa nA'
a j uipvvuio 9 v v s vv- mm w t j vas v ogvr
I but neither knew what it wak Kate,
who was once portly, but who is now a
mere skeleton, has spasms .every half
hour. Doctors say it is doubtful if she
i ever recovers, and that even if she does
she will never be healthy a.za.;n as white
lead from the powder is in ber system.
Sketch op a 'Fashionable ' Woman.
-Whalebone,! cotton, paint and white
wash ; i slippers a la Ellsler. feet .a la
Japanese, dress a la Paris, ahawl a la
eleven hundred qollars, parasol a la mush
room, ringlets a la' corkscrew, arms a la
broomstick, bonnet a la bowery lady.
neck a la acrag of mutton, complexion a
la mother of pearl, appearance generally
a la humbug, .pon't know, a cabbage
from a new cheese, or whether, a sirloin
steak is beef, chicken, or fresh fish. -. . , ,. !
ST A veteran earned James Fisher
recently applied for admission to the
Dayton Soldiers Home, alleging' that he
was nnsble to support himself, liis dis
charge papers were all right,' and so was
his war record and he was sent to the
Home, where examination ; showed that
Fisher waa a womsnfwho bad successfully
concealed her identity J through the war
l An Honest Report, i ' ;
In a conversation with Mr. Wm.' Hood;
who had just returned from the West, af
ter spending three years there, he makes a
very candid and seusible statement, lie
says he hat given the West a thorough
investigation and arrives at the following I
opinion : A man going West expecting
to succeed,' must have a good pile of mom
ey to start on-enough: to fortify himself
against ail misfortunes, such as drouths,
freshets, cyclones.' etc., etc.! he must be
prepared to take the world ruff and turn
having ' only one objecw ' in view, and
that is to make money.' lie says for a
warmth of the sunnv South J surrounded
by all 1 the luxuries that heart ' or taste
could desire, with the best society the
world can nroduee. iu nine cases oat of ten
he will become dissatisfied and long
the land. of his youth and the home of
free."' 1 :; e-;uv:-;
but taken from one who baa been there
and tried it for himself, and is on his native
soil and no doubt to Mora anion
The dog-fish are small sharks, from two
to three and a half feet iu length, and are
extremely ferocious.. They travel m large
packs, exactly like the hounds of the shore;
and their numbers and their effect upon the
fisheries are perhaps . little suspected by
those not familiar with them. While these
ocean hounds are seen in vast hordes on
our shores, they are not to be compared
with those that appear suddenly and with
out warning in English waters, and a bay
ten miles wide has been observed almost
completely packed1 with dog-fish repre
sentiog unnumbered millions.
I ha nn ao.
tion of the food supply ofsuoh a vast body
of living creatures is a serious one to the I
fisherman, as the edible fish are devoured
or driven away by them. It was my good
fortune some years ago to witness the ar
rival of the dog-fish on the Maine coast.
It was during the month of August. Eve
ry day the fishermen had been bringing in
large catches ot hake, cod, and haddock
from the grounds about ten miles offshore,
and the business was prosperous in the ex
treme. I will remember being out myself
crew, and with trawl and line
catches were made that tested to the ut
most the capacity of the boat. This was
on Monday. ; Tuesday evening I strolled
down to the little inlet to watoh the boats
oome in. Une by one the boats under full
sale glided in, not so slow at usual. In
vestigation showed that they were empty.
In .n..lAm.inn,.i,. tka nl.
Dog-fish." .This meant .that , the sea-
noundsrwera on the scent, and bad come
in from the unknown region -where they
spent the winter, and that the fishing was
over for the time beinff. . Not a single edi-
I ble fish was brought. in, and the loss of
hundreds of dollars was entailed npon the
I fishermen through hooks bitten off by the
ferocious creatures that had charged upon
the lines, some of wbioh were a mile long,
and bore perhaps a thousand hooks, and
which they bad severed as though the
lines had been thread. . It was a gloomy
outlook for the , fishermen, and the next
day a complete change of outfit was made.
Wire was above par for ganging hooks.
The village church stove was recdered
useless, as some one borrowed the wire
that supported the pipe : and two days af
ter the dogs had ,4set in," as an old Mainer
had expressed it, all the fishermen were
dog-fishing, The entire , bay. was alive
with the savage hounds, that bit at every
invairable object. ; As soon as a . line was
dropped over it was seized, and with a
jerk the oroakiog,' barking dog-fish was
swung into the boat. 1 have often held
by the Une a twelve or thirteen-foot man
eater in the South while it was towing my
boat, and seen over the side half a dozen
others following it along as if waiting for
the moment when their, comrade in the
toils should, bv a sudden turn, land me in
I . . .. . ... v
i their midst; out 1 think I never expert-
1 enoed the same disagreeable sensation as
I looking down into the clear waters off the
I Maine coast and wktchinor these hounds.
1 so active and ready to rush at the first ob -
ject that fell over. They were desperate
ith hunger, a fact which ' 1 proved by
opening a large number, in no case finding
anything in their stomachs. Tbey hung
about tne boats, bit at tne oars, and some
that -had been dragged overboard
" y .u ,
and such were their numbers that the men
had but to stand in the boats and harpoon
them as they appeared. For weeks the
dories came and loaded to the waters edge
with these scavengers, lhe livers were
sold at a cent a piece to be tried out into
'oil, while the farmers came from far and
near and carried off the bodies to use as
dressing for the soil. Farther up the coast
large buildings can be seen bearing the
Sign, MUog-fisb bought and sold," or more
commonly, Dog-fish factory.' There t re
firms who encourage the capture or toe
dog-fish, buy them by - the thousand and
convert them into guano. The ferocity of
these gigantic packs of bounds has been
rhown on many an occasion.' Men have
been seiaed by them, and I have been told j
authentic details of such attacks that ex
ceed in horror any tales of the man-eater
shark. ' ' i
! A Smart Krrras. Dr. Fitxgerald : I
have read of so many smart dogs, cats,
horses, and fowls, I thought I would like
to tell you about my little pet kitten.. I
have a little sister who has chills, and
mamma wants to begin giving her quinine
about three o'clock in the morning to keep
off the chills. So she told ns if any of us
should happen to wake in the night to call
her. None of us did wake at the right
time, but little kittie got on the bed and
soratched mamma in the face ; that made
her jump up quick enough, and it was just
time to give the medicine. It just looks
like kitty knew what she was doing.
Mary A. JSickley. 1 ":,r-:r. :j
- ) i' ' 1 . ' " ' " - sir, '
' VsH An agricultural exchange asks
"how to make bogs pay.n This is a hard
question to answer. The best way to
avoid the difficulty is not to sell a hog
anything unless he pays you for it in ad
Xance..; . . ' .
: A.Trnd Story.
On the summit oi . Washington moun
tain, overlooking the HouBatonio ! Valley,
atood a het, the home of John Barry, a
poor charooal burner, whose family con
sisted of his wife and himself.. . Ills occu-
pation brought him in bat a few dollars
and when cold weather . came he had
mapaged to get together only a small
provision for the winter. After a summer
of hard work, he fell sick and was unable
to keep his fires going. . So, when the
enow of December, 1874, fell and the
drifts had shut off communication with
the village at the foot of the mountain.
John and his wife were in great straits, ,
lbeir entire stock of food consisted of
only x.lv pounda-of salt pork, and a -
bushel of potatoes; sugar,' coffee, flour
and tea had, early in December,' given
oqt, and the chances for replenishing the
larder were slim indeed. The snowstorms
csme again and the drifts deepened. All
the roads, even in the valley, were im
passable, and no one thought of trying to
open the mountain highways,7 which even
in summer were only occasionally trav
eled, and no one gave the old man and
bis wife a thought.
December the 15th came, and with it
the heaviest fall of I snow experienced in
Berkshire county in many years. The
food of the old couple was, now reduced
to a day's supply but John did ' pot yet
despair. He was a Christian aud a God
fearing man, and His ' promises 'were re
membered, and so, when evening came.
and the north-east wind was blowing and
the fierce snow storm was raging, John
and his wife were praying and asking for
help, ... ; ,
In Sheffield village, ten miles away.
lived Deacon Brown, a well-to-do farmer
fifty years old, who was noted,' for hie
piety and consistent deportment, both as
a man and a Christian. - The deaoon and
bis wile had gone to bed early, ' and, in
"pite ol the etonn raging Vithput, i were
with a start the
,cc' ,US ji
deacon . awoke, , and . said to his wife :
"Who spoke? Who's there?" "Why,"
said his wife, "no one is here but you and
me; what is the matter with . your. "1
beard a voice,
said the deaoon, "saymg
Aon1 tfinA r Tnln l
to sleep Tou
plied Mrs Brown, "go ' to sleep.
have been dreaming." The deaoon. laid
bis bead on the pillow and was asleep in
a minute, soon be started no again, and
waking his wife said, "There. I heard
that voice again, 'Send food to John."'
"Well, well," said Mrs Brown, "Deacon
you are not well, your supper .has not
agreed with you. Lie down and try and
sleep." Again the deacon olosed his eyes, '
and again the voioe was heard, "Send
food to John." This time the deacon was
thoroughly awake. " Wife," said " ' he,
"whom do we know .named' John - who -
needs food?1 "No one I remember." re
plied f Mrs Brown, "unless .it. be John
Barry; the old charcoal burner on the"
mountain." That's it", exclaimed the
deaoon. , "Now, I remember, when. I was
at the store in Sheffield the other day,
Clark, the merchant, ; speaking - of John
Barry, said : 'I wonder if the old man is
alive, for it is six weeks since I saw him,
and he has not yet laid in his winter stock
of groceries. It must be old, Joha is sick
and wanting food.:; ; -,:r-5
So saying the good .deacon; arose- and
proceeded to dress himself. "Come, wife,"
said he, "waken our boy Willie .and tell
him to feed the horses an i . get ; ready to
go with me, and do you pack' up in the
two largest baskets you. have a good sup
ply of food, and get as an early breakfast,
tor 1 am going up the mountain to carry
the food I know John Barry needs.".,' C;
Mrs. Brown, accustomed to the sadjen
impulses of her good husband and . believ
ing him always in the right, cheerfully
complied, and after a hot breakfast, Deaeon
Brown and his son Willie, a boy1 of v nine
teen, hitched op the. horsea -to la double
sleigh, and then, with a month's supply, of
food, and a "Good-bye, mother," started
at 5 o'clook on that cold December .morn
ing for a journey that almost any other
than Deacon Brown and his son Willie
would not have dared to undertake.- v
The northeast storm was still raging
and the snow falling and drifting fast, but
00, on went the well-fed team, on ita er-
1 raod of mercy, while the occupants of the
sleigh, wrapped up in blankets and extra
buffalo robes, urged the horses through
the drifts and in face of the storm. That
ten miles ride, which required in the sum
mer hardly an hour or two, was not finish
ed until the deacon's watch showed that
five hours had passed. u -?f
At last they drew op in front of the hot
where the poor trusting Christian man and
woman were on their Knees praying for
help to Him who is the "hearer and an
swerer of prayer," and as the deacon reach
ed the door be heard the voice of suppli
cation and then he knew that the message
which awakened him from sleep was sent
from Heaven. ? He knocked at the door,
it was opened, and we can imagine the joy
of the old couple when the generous . snp
ply of food was carried io, and this thanks
givings that were nttered by the starving
tenants of that mountain hut. -Albany
Journal. ; ' ' '". v" -.
; Shame Upon Us. ' : ; :
We can grew succe?s(ully within the
borders of our highly favored State, corn,
wheat, oats, barley, rye, buckwheat, rice,
cotton, hemp, flax, jute, silk, tobacco pea
nut, sorghum cane, broom corn, millet, lu
cerne, clover, orchard, timothy and herds
grass, sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, hops,
peas, melons, strawberries, ; cranberries,
apples, peaches, grspes, plums,' cherries,
&c, &&, and yet we find people confining
their labor and care to the production . of
single crops to the exclusion of all others.
And these crops frequently oost more to
produce them than the price for , which
they are sold. And the worst feature of
this suicidal and ruinous ' policy is, that
the producer has no more control oyer the
price than a child. ; How helpless 1 How
poor! How dependent and servile we
must be so long as this mad course is pur
sued. Jrrogressive f armer.
mr "What's the matter, Pat r "More
fun in the family this morning, sor." "Yes
twins again ?" "No, eor, faith and its
triplets this times. "You're getting 00.
'Getting on is it ?, By hivins, sor, T , be-"
lave the oextll be quadrupeds. ? : ..