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CHARLOTTE, N. C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 1896.
UBLISHKD EVERY FRIDAY BT
J. P. STRONG.
Tsrs One Dollar and Ffty Gent in Advance
for 1 year -Two Dollars on time.
Entered at the Post Office in Charlotte, N. C,
as second class matter, according to the rnlea oi
the P. O. Department.
DRS. McCOMBS & OIBBON,
DESIRE TO INFORM THE PUBLIC,
That they have this day entered into a copart
nership for the
PRACTICE OF MEDICINE,
March 1, 18b5.
March 15, 1895.
SO 4 SOUT3 TRTOH STREET, CHARLOTTE, H. C.
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER.
Diamonds. Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Sil
ver and Silver Plated Ware.
tSP Special attention given to Fine Watch
BUR.WELL, WALKER & CANSLER,
KUOMS HOB 5, 6, AND 13, LAW BUILDING,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
.DR. E. F. SEE RAN S,
.CHARLOTTE, N. C.
West Trade Street
Nov. 2, 1894
HUGH W. HARRIS,
A ttorney and Counsellor at Law,
Office, Nos. 14 and 16 Law Building,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
July 6, 1895:
V. I. OSBORNE, W. C. MAXWELL, J. Vf . KEEBAN8.
OSBORNE, MAXWELL & KEERANS,
Attorneys at Law.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
jy Offices 1 and 3 Law Building,
will practice in the State and Federal Courts.
-Get 20, 1895.
DRS. M. A. & C. A. BLAND,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
No. 21 Tbtoh 8treet.
Jan. 3, 1896
CHAS. H. DULB
CLARKSON & DULS,
Attorneys at Law,
Charlotte, N. C.
rirouiga tC.tention given to all business in
trusted. .WiW practice in all Courts of the
JtyOf&ce-ai-G.tf Law Building.
Oct. 7. 1896.
H. N. PHARR.
ATTORNEY ,AT LAW.
OQoe No. 14. Law Building.
Prompt Attention to all business intrusted.
Special attention given to claims. Practices in
tate and -Federal Courts.
Leading Seeds Are
BUISTS! - BUISTSI!
We open ours today, fresh from the grower.
Plant only "Buisfs Prize Medal Seeds," and
you are sure of a crop.
R. H. JORDAN fc CO r
Jan. 19. 1895.
GO TO ALEXANDER'S
NO. 216, NORTH TRYON STREET.
Keeps a well assorted stock of all articles usualy
kept in a Drug House
J. B- ALEXANDER.
- The Poor prescribed for free.
April, 8, 1895.
' Ever brought to Charlotte. This is
no idle boast We have the finest
Jot of PERFUMES in thecity. Rick
laecker's best in FANCY Bottles,
Cases, Flasks, etc.. in GOOD shape
for an EL KGANT PRESENT. It
RECOMMENDS ITSELF. IT
WILL PAY YOU TO SEE IT
R. H. JORDAN & CO., Drafts
Dec. 28, 1896
E. NYE HUTCHISON.
Offices 16 East Trade Street j 4 North Tyon
Street, op stairs.
Feb. 10. 1895.
QUEEN CITY HOTEL.
In visiting Charlotte,
Don't fail to stop at the Queen City Hotel,
Corner East Fifth and College 8ts,
RATES, $100 PER DAY.
July 6, 1895. W J MOORE, Prop'r.
A full line of Surgical Instruments at Manufac
turer's prices. Call and examine them.
iy Mail orders will be promptly attended to
R. B. JORDAN & 00.
Sept 20, 1895-
M& For the middle mullioo above the
entrance to the new church of St. Mary,
the Virgin, in New York. J. Massey
Rhind has comple'ed a large figure of the
Madonna and Child. It will be cast in
bronze. Mr. Rbind has not departed
from the lines of medieval art in respect
to the Virgin. She wears a crown, the
worldly sign of her spiritual rank as
Queen of Heaven. As in the paintings
and sculptures of the early Italians, she
and the Child are represented with au
reoles. Thus it is in keeping with the
interior architecture of the church, which
revives many forms and ornamentations
that belong to the bouse ot the Roman
Church on the Continent rather than to
those of the English Chnrcb in England.
Sale of Land.
y virtue of a mortgage deed made to Jane
R. Wilkes by W T Croom and wife, registered
in Book No. 101. Page 621. ia the office of Re
gister of Deeds for Mecklenburg county, North
Carolina, I will Bell for cash, at Public Auction
at the Court House door in the city of Char
lotte, N 0. at 12 o'clock noon, on Monday the
17th day of February, 1896, that Town Lot in
the Town of Matthews, N C, described as fol
Adjoining the Lands of Dr. I. S Oribble and
Cyrus Wilson, being a lot in the town of Mat
thews, East of C. C. R'wy and North side of
Trade Street Bounded as fellows: Beginning
at an Iron Stake corner of Dr. Gribble's lot on
Trade Street, and runs with Trade 8treet 50 ft.
to an Iron Stake, Cyrus Wilson s corner; thence
with his line One Hundred and Seventy-five feet
to an Iron Stake on North Alley; thence with
said Alley 50 feet to an Iron Stake. Gribble's
corner; thence with his line 175 feet to an Iron
Stake on Trade Street, the beginning corner.
JAN K WlUiKS.
Jan 17,1896 5w
Trustee's Land Sale.
By virtue of a deed of trust Executed to me,
by John M. Blankenship on the first day of
December, 1BD3, ana recorded in the register s
office for Mecklenburg County, in book 94. page
190; I will, on the 17th day of February, 1896,
sell to the highest bidder, at public auction, at
the Court House door, in the city of Charlotte,
all that tract of land, described in said deed of
trust, situated in Steel Creek township, said
County, adjoining the lands of Wm. F. Boyd and
others, and beginning at a stone near the public
road on the state line and runs witn said line s.
53 West, 96J poles to a stone on said line,
Thence North 88 W 49 1-5 poles to a stone,
Thence N. 3 West 71 poles to a stone, near a
branch. Thence N. 78 E 106 poles to a stone
near the public road, Thence S. 14 E 40 poles to
a stone William Boyd's corner, Thence S. 37
poles to the beginning, containing sixty four
acres more or less Terms of Bale Cash
This 14th day of January. 1896.
P. D. WALKER,
Jan. 16, 1896. 5w TruBtee.
Having qualified as administrator of the es
tate of W P Carpenter, deceased, this is to no
tify all persons having claims against said estate
to exhibit them to the ander signed on or be
fore the 8th day of January, 1897. or this notice
will be plead in bar of their recovery. Al per
sons indebted to said estate will please make me
This the 8th day of January, 1896.
JNO. W MILLER,
Administra or's Notice.
Having qualified as administrator of Mrs.
Minnie A. Alexander, deceased, late of Mecklen
burg County, N. C, thls.is to notify all persons
, ' i - . .i . . u n : ,
naving ciaiins against me eauue ui iuc sum
deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned on
or before the 28th day of December 1896, or this
notice will be dead in bar lor tneir recovery.
All persons indebted to said estate will please
make immediate payment.
This, the 19th day of December, 1895.
J. H. ALEXANDER,
Dec 26, 1895. 6w Administrator.
T homas & Maxwell for Furniture are renowned.
H onest goods at their store are found.
O riginators of novelties they are. It's true.
M oney on Furniture ihey can save to you.
A parlor, a bedroom, or a kitchen set;
S myrna rugs and lambrequins you here can get.
A nd furniture, bric-a-brac, novelties, too.
N ew styles Thomas & Maxwell have for you.
D on't make a mistake on "The Hustlers" call
M ost for the least money they ffer all.
A n enviable reputation they have won.
X celled in Charlotte they are by none.
W ondr's bargains in all department bear in mind
E very thing for a home you here will find.
L ook where you will, go where you may.
L eaders Thomas & Max welfare to-day.
We also keep stoves,
That will bake the finest loaves.
COLLEGE OF MUSIC
18 SOUTH TRYON STREET,
SCHOOL FOR MUSICAL TRAINING
In the Southern States.
MOST IMPROVED EUROPEAN METHODS.
Many free advantages
Modern Languages taught only by native teachers
BO ARD I N G
Accommodations for Non-resident lady students
IN COLLEGE BUILDING.
Every modern convenience.
Special course in
PAINTING. DRAWING, and ELOCUTION
Catalogues sent on application,
Call or address,
CARL S. GAERTNER,
Sept 20. 895. Director
Warm Over Shoes
Men's High Buckle overshoes, wool lined, bes
in the world.
Ladies of same make.
EThese are good, and will last longer than three
pairs of any other make sold in Charlotte. We
will stake our reputation on this. We know
what we are talking about.
Dec. 20, 1895. GILREATH & CO,
Only a Tramp.
Only a tramp, from Heaven knows where,
Prone in the empty box car there;
Friendless and homeless, hungry and cold,
Weary and worn wiih woes untold;
Brush off the death dews cold and damp.
He was a human if only a tramp.
Only a trump, but in some far land
Once the soft touch of a tender hand
Lay on thit matted and tangled hair,
With the mother's fondness, rich and rare.
Tenderly brush off the death dew's damp,
He was a brother if he was a tramp !
Only a traop, when his eyes grew dim,
Who knows what a light was revealed to him ?
Out of a realm, where he'd grown so low,
Into a sphere where the sunbeams glow,
Born in his Maker's God-like stamp,
He was remembered if only a tramp '
' M M V
I2T"Some of the new women, under
the leadership of Elizabeth Cady Stanton,
have gotten out a Woman's Bible. They
have eliminated every passage that had
in it any real or fancied teaching cons
trary to their views on woman's sbere.
They have revised the history of the crea
tion and of the fall of mankind so as to
make women the superior of man and to
acquit Eve of the charge preferred against
her through so many ages of being con
cerned in the downfall of man. They
have laid irreverent bands upon many
other portions of the Word oi Truth and
marred the perfectness of the Holy
Scriptures for many personal reasons and
self-aggrandizement. Rob Ingersoll
would blush at their blasphemies.
The Discovery Saved Hise Lij
Mr G Cailouette, Druggist, Beaversville, 111.,
says : " To Dr King's New Discovery I owe
my life. Was taken with La Grippe and tried
all the physicians for miles about, but of no avail
and was given up and told 1 could not live. Hav
ing Dr King's New Discovery in my store I sent
for a buttle and beean its use and from the first
dose began to get better, and after using three
bottles was up and about again It ia worth its
weight in gold. We won't keep store or house
without it." Get a ree trial at Burwell & Dunn's
NOTICE OF ELECTION
CITY OP CHARLOTTE
On the Question of Issuing Bonds for Water
Supply and Sewerage.
Notice is hereby givan that the Board of
Aldermen of the City of Charlotte, by an ordi
nance passed by a three-fourths vote at two
separate meetings of the Board, in accordance
with the Act of the General Assembly of North
Carolina, entitled "An act to allow the City of
Charlotte to issue Bonds," ratified March 6th,
1891, has directed that an election be held in the
city of Charlotte, on Tuesday, the 18th day of
February, 1896, 8t which election will be sub
mitted to the decision of the voters of this city
the question whether the Board of Aldermen of
this City of Charlotte shall be authorized to
issue bonds to an amount not exceeding Three
Hundred Thousand ($300,00L.00) Dollars, the
proceeds of the sale of said bonds to be applied
to increasing and cheapening the water supply
of said city for both public and private uses and
to enlarging and improving tne sewag-j sys
tem of the city. The bonds so authorized to be
issued will run for thirty (30) years and bear
interest at the rate of not more than five (5) per
cent, per annum, to be paid semi-annually, and
shall not be sold for less than par.
The said election will be conducted by
Registrars and Inspectors appointed by the
Board as follows ;
Firat Ward Registrar, T K. Faulkner. In
spectors, M. Donnelly, W F. Moody and T. L.
Second Ward Registrar, J. G Shannon
house. Inspectors, W. F. Dowd, W H. Houser
and Jeo. YanLandingham.
Third Ward Registrar, W. M. Thomas. In
spectors, W.A. Gresham, W, F. Buchanan and
A- J. Sifford.
Fourth Ward Registrar, D G Maxwell. In
spectors, J B Sioan, W J Wiley and O E
The places for openlDg the registration books
and registering voters have been designated by
the Board as follows :
First Ward Ritch's stables, College street be
tween Trade and Fifth streets.
Second Ward Joseph G Suannonhouse's
store. East Trade Street
Third Ward W M Thomas' store West
Fourth Ward D G Maxwell's office, next to
The registration books will be opened in each
ward at toe places above named, on Thursday,
the 23d day of January, 1896, and will remain
open for the registration of voters until Satur
day, the 15th day of February, 1896, at 12
o'clock m , when they will closed and not again
opened for the registration of a voter, unless he
shall become qualified to register and vote after
the time fixed for the closing of the books.
The Board of Aldermea further ordered that a
new registrasion of all the voters of the city be
made for the said election.
The following have been designated as the
polling piaces for said election :
First Ward The City Hall.
Second Ward The Market House.
Third Ward Page & Medlin's Shop.
Fourth Ward D G Maxwell's office.
At the said election thosa who are in favor of
giving the authority to the Board to issue said
bonds will vote on a written or printed ballot
"Approved," and those who are opposed to giv
ing the said authority will vote on a like
ballot Not approved "
This, the 8ih day of January, 1896.
J, H, WEDDEswas:, Mayor,
"Whereas, the Board of Aldermen of the City
of Charlotte is of the opinion that it will pro
mate the general good and welfare of the
city to have a purer, more abundant and
cheaper supply of water for both public and
private uses, and a correspbnding increase and
improvement of the city sewerage; and whereas,
to obtain such a supply and distribute the same
throughout the city and provide fhe required
sewerage, it will be necessary to issue bonds of
the city, and use the money derived from their
sale in providing the needen water supply and
"Now the Board of Aldermen does propose to
the voters of the city that it shall be, by them,
given authority to issue coupon bonds of the
city, to be known as the Water Bonds of the
City of Charlotte, to an amount not to exceed
$300,000,00, said bonds to bear interest at a rate
not to exceed 5 per cent, per annum, to be of the
denomination of $1,000 or $500 as may best suit
the purchaser thereof to run for 30 years, and
the semi-annual interest thereon and the prin
cipal thereof to be paid when due at such place
as may be designated in the said bonds, which
shall be in the usual form of such municipal
obligations, and shall be sold for not less than
par, and the proceeds applied to the purposes
aforesaid. In order, therefore, to ascertain the
will of the voters upon the subject, it is now. "
"Ordained, that the question of creating tha
debt and issuing the bonds, as proposed above,
and for the purposes mentioned, shall be submit
ted to a vote of the people at an election to be
hold on the 18th day of February, 1896, ac
cording to the provisions of the Act of the Gen
earl Assembly of North Carolina, entitled "An
Act to allow the City of Charlotte to issue
bonds." ratified March 6th, 1891. which election
will be held as in said act provided, and after
due notice as therein requiren."
Jan. 10, 1896. 6w,
Spontaneous Combustion. .
When charcoal which has been allowed
to absorb as much sulphureted hydro
gen as it can take up is introduced into
oxygen gas, tbo charcoal will burst into
name, owing to tbe energy of the action
of the oxygen upon the sulphureted hy
drogen. This fact ia slated in most text books
on chemistry, but no description that I
have ever seen of Ibis experiment is cal
culated to bring about the effect with
certaipty. Tbe following is a simple
method lor illustrating this reaction upon
tbe lecture table, which I have never
found to tail : , ,
A few grammes (from five to ten) of
powdered charcoal are introduced into a
bulb which ia blown in the middle of a
piece of combustion tube about twenty
five centimeters long. . A gentle stream
of coal gas is then passed over tbe char
coal, which is boated by means of a Bun
sen lamp until it is perfectly dry. This
point may be ascertained by allowing tbe
issuing gas to impinge upon a email piece
of mirror, and when no further deposition
of moisture takes place the charcoal may
be considered to bo dry, and tbe heating
may be stopped. The charcoal is then
allowed to cool in the stream of coal gas
until its temperature is so far reduced
that the bulb can just be grasped by the
hand, when the coal gas is replaced by a
stream of sulphureted hydrogen. The
sulphureted hydrogen should bo passed
over tbe charcoal for not less than fifteen
minutes, by which time the bulb and its
contents will be perfectly cold, and the
charcoal will have saturated itself with
tbe gas. (In practice it will be found
convenient to prepare tbe experiment to
this stage, and allow a very slow stream
of sulphureted hydrogen to continue
passing through tbe apparatus until tne
experiment is to be performed.) The
supply of euljDhureted hydrogen is then
cut off, and a stream of oxygen passed
through the tube. Almost immediately
tbe charcoal will become hot, and moists
uro will be deposited upon the glass.
The supply of oxygen should bo suffi
ciently brisk to carry the moisture for
ward from tbe charcoal, but not so rapid
as to prevent it from condensing on the
glass tube beyond tbe bulb. In a few
moments the temperature ot tne char
coal will rise to tbe ignition point, when it
will inflame and continue to burn in tbe
supply of oxygen. G. S. Newth, in Na
- 1 1 .
Where Do Our Birds Winter?
The robin in winter is sometimes seen
in the latitude of St. Louis. He goes
southward as far as into Eastern Mexico.
Sometimes tbe meadow lark may be
seen in Northern Illinois during the cold
weather, but be is very plentiful then in
the Southern States. Long before severe
froats come, tbe orioles and bobolinks
hie them south, and do not return until
tbe grass and leaveB are expanding.
Blackbirds also throng tbe southern
States, and Some of them go as far as tbe
table lands of Mexico.
Of that numerous family, tbe warblers,
the black throated blue warbler winters
in Florida, while the yellow-throat and
the palm warbler have been found to
winter in southern Illinois
The catbird goes as far south as Pan.
ama and Cuba, and tbo mocking bird
stays largely in tbe Southern States, al
though it sometimes goes to the Antilles
and tbe Bahamas during the winter.
The swallows are to be lound in
Florida, and tbe purple martins in Mex
ico: the ruby-throat flies among the or
ange groves of Florida, while the whip-
poor-will may be found as far southward
The thrashers and the wrens do not go
so far south as some other birds. The
wood thrush winters in Guatemala, the
hermit thrush alorjg the gulf coast, and
tbo cuckoo passes to tbe highlands of
The rose,, breasted grosbeak visits
Cuba, the indigo bunting reaches South
ern Mexico, tbe golden plover flies as far
as Patagonia, while the upland plover
makes itself at home in Brazil or Peru.
The more brilliant the plumage of a
bird, the further south it migrates, and
even those birds which are the most
resident like the jay, the grouse and
the quail move in winter to a milder
climate. Golden Days.
Cure for Headache.
As a remedy for all forms of Headache Elec
tric Bitters has proved to be the very best. It
effects a permanent cure and the most dreaded
habitual sick headaches yield to its influence
We urge all who are afflicted to procure a bot
tle, and give this remedy a fair trial. In cases of
habitual constipation Electric Bitters cures by,
giving the needed tone to the bowels, and few
cases long resist the use of this medicine. Try
it once. Fifty cents and $1,00, at Burwell &
Dunn's drug store
A Christmas Dinner !
$8 50 8 50 $8 50
$8 50 !
Would not be bad on a table, especially when
you can get a $12 50 Table for oniy $8 50 ! That
is just what you get at E. M. ANDREWS'.
The grandest display of
ever shown in our history. The prices, not
withstanding the advance in many lines, are
lower than ever before in our history.
Buying ia such large quantities enables us to get
We do not buy just one of a
kind, but 10, 20. 40. 50 and 1,000, if the firm has
MADE AN INDUCEMENT J
CHRISTMAS -.o:- PRESENTS
For the little folks. Useful, Ornamental, Ap
propriate ! The display is ready. 8ee them.
Doll Carriages, Doll Sets, Doll Bedstead-s,
Velocipedes, Express Wagons, Children's Dear i.
Rocker, Chairs, Music Racks and an endless
variety that you mutt see
OUR LEADER IS COUCHES
10, 12, 22.75. 15, 18, 28.50. 25 and $50 They are
WfliT YOU WANT !
E. M. ANDREWS,
Largest Furniture Dealer in the
What Ghlo Is.
The Dictionary Has No Good Definition of the
Chic, "knack, style," is all my diction
ary gives. It might be supplemented
with smartness, flick, piquancy, sauce.
For chic is the untranslatable word, and
I doubt but it would be difficult for the
wittiest Frenchman to define it, even in
French. Of all the likeliest words I have
given it is the last word and the cream.
Of a dress, it is the highest praise, and it
has to stand for its own explanation for
him to understand who can.
All the same it is to be doubted if the
word could be used with propriety of the
greatest art in dress, if such art is to be
conceded to the Greeks chic being such
an entirely mundane attribute, while,
since clothing was first invented by Eve,
the Greek has seemed tbe likeliest in
which the gods would appear to man. It
has been said that every man's god is an
enlarged self; but I doubt if it ever oc.
purred even fo the boulevardier to imag
ine Heaven as a concourse of smartly
dressed angels, or to the modern pagan to
nope lor any forgiveness for that in the
days of his natural life he tied his bows
like the gods.
There is a reserve even beyond chic
though in chic itself it is difficult to say
bow much the artist has held his hand
and bow much has been sacrificed. So
far is chic, however, from being an at
tribute ef the gods that it should, to be
the best, partake even of the Mephisto
phelean, the streets and booths of Van-
ty Fair, indeed, being tbe likeliest place
to find it. It is often of the exact weight
of a feather, and oftener still, still lighter
and as evanescent as a summer cloud. It is
as difficult to attain as the Fata Morgana,
and as deadly when missed. In a day's
march through London and I always
maintain that an .Englishwoman is us
well dressed as any you will see, per
haps, one who has it, and you will wonder
whether it is a flake or no. It may de
pend upon a ribbon, a flower, or a rosette.
It sits in the tilt of a hat or the aigrette
of a bonnet. Westminster Budget.
Was Paradise at the North Pole ?
In an interesting and highly instruc
tive article. Edward S. Martin, in the
October Ladies' Home Journal reviews
tbe numerous theories advanced by
scientists in tbe endeavor to solve the
perplexing problem as to exact location
cf the site of the Gaiden of Eden. After
sifting the theories the writer concludes
that tbe question is no nearer answered
than it was 2,000 years ago, and that
there are no present indications that the
matter will ever be definitely settled by
any man. lo one of tbe latest and most
ingenious theories Mr. Martin thus refers:
Ibe JNorth pole will seem at nrst thought
to tbe average investigator tbe most un
likely Bite on earth for Paradise to have
occupied. Nevertheless several sober
and thoughtful books and pamphlets nave
been written in support of the North
roles pretensions. Tbe North Pole
nowadays is bitter cold, but it has not
always been so. Geologists tell us that
the earth was excessively hot, when
it first began its course much too hot to
admit of the presence of any living crea
tures, except, perhaps, a salamander. As
it grew cooler vegetation began on it,
and then it began to be peopled, first with
fishes, and then with birds and beasts;
finally with man. The first spot on earth
to get cool enough to use was the North
Pole. In the process of time it got too
cold, but there must have been a long
period when the polar region was the
most comfortable part of the world. Dur
ing this period, many eminent geologists
believe, there existed around tbe North
Pole a continent now submerged, and
that on that continent our progenitors
were comfortable in their first home. It
is known with entire certainty that the
polar region was once warm enough for
tropical vegetation to grow there. There
was light enough, also, for such vegeta
tion abundant light, indeed, for all uses,
and plenty for primeval man. Geology
tells us that man might have lived at tbe
A Bust of Louis XVII. Found.
A valuable addition has recently been
made to the historical collections in tbe
Palace of Versailles. A marble bust of
Louis XVII which has bean discovered
has been placed in one of the rooms which
formed part of the apartment where the
Regent died beside tbe beautiful portraits
by Nattie, Nargilliere, and Drouais,
This little bust, says the Figaro is that
of a child, and it would have remained
unidentified had it not been for the dis
covery of the following inscription: "This
bust, horribly mutilated by the Vandals
of August 10, was found and restored in
1816 by Jean DelaroysDelorme, of Niort,
On examination, and notwithstanding
the clumsy manner in which the nose and
chin, br6ken by a blow from a sabre,
had been restored, there was no doubt
the bust was that of Louis XVII. Inves
tigations made by M. de Nolhac, director
of the museum, prove that this work of
art is by Deseine, sculptor to tbe Ling,
and dates from 1790. iV. F. Herald.
Woman is a conundrum most decidely
Still we do not propose to give her up
Let a woman have her health and spirits
and she is tbe sunshine of the house. But
suppose she is sick, what then ? Why,
then there is a shadow over au tne house.
Happily in thousands of homes, such
shadows hav? been removed. Thanks to
Dr. Piercea Favorite Prescription, the
diseases and weaknesses incident to their
sex have been removed, and with health
restored, their bright spirits have come
back, and the household has passed from
tbe winter of its discontent to a glad
summer of comfort. O. suffering women,
for your own sakes, and for the sakes of
tboae about you, use these simple means
and be healed. The only remedy so ef.
fect.ive in nervous and general prostra.
tion. "Female Weakness," periodical
pains, irregularities and kindred ailments,
mat it increases iu oaij every year.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
The Practitioner says apples have
many good medicinal qualities. Chemi
cally they are composed of vegetable fiber,
albumen, sugar, gum, chloropbyl, . malio
acid, lime and much water. Further-
more, the German analysis sav that the
apple contains a larger percentage of
phosphorus than any fruit or vegetable.
The phosphorus is admirably adapted to
renewing tbe essential nervous matter of
the brain and the spinal cord. It is per
haps, for the same reason, rudely under.
stood, that all Scandinavian traditions
represent the apple as the food of the
gods, who when they felt. themselves to
be growing feeble and infirm, restorted to
this fruit, renewing their powers of mind
Ibe acids of tbe apple are of singular
use for men of sedentary habits, whoso
livers are sluggish iu action, those acids
serving to eliminate from the body nox
ious matters, which, if retained, would
make the brain heavy and dull, or bring
about jaundice or skin eruptions and
other allied troubles. Some such experi
ence must have led to the custom of tak
ing apple sauce with roast pork, rich
goose, and other like dishes. The malio
acid of ripe apples, either raw or cooked,
will neutralize any excess of chalky mat
ter en-gendered by eating too much
It is also the fact that such fruits as
the apple, the pear, and the plum, when
taken ripe and without sugar, diminish
acidity in the stomach rather than pro
voke it. Their vegetable sauces and
juices are converted into alkaline car
bonates by tbe chemical action of tbe
stomach juices, which tend to counteract
A Horse in the White House.
A horse has his home in the White
House. This is a literal fact which visU
tors never discover, and which few Wash-
ngton people know. The horse which
shares the executive mansion with the
President is not a thoroughbred. He
has neither pedigree nor record. He is
just a plain, everyday horse, with a
white star in his forehead, a faithful com
panion to Edgar R. Beckley.
And who is Edgar R. Beckley? Tbe
man who for twenty-five years, has
carried to and from the White House all
of the interesting and valuable mail re
ceived and sent, and who has never been
found remiss in his duty, says the Globe
Democrat, lbere are men who seem
bound to become monuments of fidelity
to routine trusts. Beckley is one of
them. Rain or shine, in all seasons, he
makes hourly trips between the White
House and thecity post office. He is the
White House mail carrier. And the
horse that has his home in the White
House carries Beckley.
The part of the mansion set apart for
tbe horse is one corner of tbe conserva
tory. A thin partition is all that sepa
rates the roomy stall from the orchids.
There is ju3t room enough for the stall
and a temporary supply of feed, and the
horse eats and sleeps under the si me
roof with tbe President cf tbe United
Her Lover a Tramp.
New Brunswick, N. J. Jan. 16. James
Higgins, a well dressed young man; who
has been paying assiduous attention to
Miss Agnes Williams who is known as
the belle of Remsen avenue, bad bis love
dream shattered by a policeman last night
and is now in jaiL Tbe young man rep
resented himself as being employed in an
Elizabeth faotory, and whenever he came
to New Brunswick he was welcomed by
his Bweetheart. Last night Higgins met
the girl with her skates. She asked him
to go with her to Milltown and he ac
cepted. The man had only eight cents, not
enough for car fare, so he left Agnes in
the waiting room, and walking down
George street, tried to beg a little money
from passersby. A policeman caught him
in the act and led him to the police
station. Tbe girl saw him go by the
waiting room and ran out sobbing with
excitement to learn tbe trouble. Higt
gins assured her that it was a mistake,
but she went home heart-broken. At
the station Higgins was recognized as a
tramp, known-as "Handsome Billy." In
his pocket was found a ticket for lodging
at the tramps' lodging house. Though a
professional tramp Higgins managed to
get money to dress well, and he easily
deceived Miss Williams. When tbe girl
learned today that her lover was a tramp
she fainted. Higgins is now in jail await
ing a hearing.
The Nervous System Its Course of Dis
In the consideration of the problem oi
disease, sufficient importance, tbe Char
lotte Medical Journal thinks, is not
attached to the nervous system as an
It has been found by experimental
analysis that the chemical composition of
the perspiration varies greatly with the
passions and emotions under which the
individual labors. Reasoning by infer
ence, may not the same be said of other
secretions? Certainly we know that
toxio changes occur in human milk as
the result of great anger, and the depress
ing emotions entirely check gastrin se
cretion and render the month foul. The
influence of fright in causing the hair to
stand, tbe skin to assume the appearance
of gooseflesb, and the musclar system to
become generally paralysed, is well
known. It Is also true that suspense and
disappointment give rise frequently to
excessive micturition and emotional
If, then, the emotions have inch power
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to influence bodily functions - and; -change
the secretions, may not'the development
of toxic es be traced to thiB source fc It
would be interesting, in this .connection,
to know whether the emotional' tempera
ment is more prone to disease than, the
phlegmatio individual. . . .i.'j
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The Safest Place in Battle. ,yu
Gen. Lee told an amu8ing8tOTyno a
Charlottes ville'Chronicle reporter." When
he was about to deliver his address at the
Confederate reunion in Craig county,
recently, some one came to him i and
asked him if be would speak to an old
colored man who wished to Bpeak to him.
The General consented, and the old negro,
whose name was "Sam," and who had
fought throughout the war, came; and
received the proffered hand. Gen. 'Leo at
once began to put questions to ' the old
fellow,1 who answered ' with wonderful
skill. Tbe General then asked 'him
where he had seen the best time 'during
the war. J
"At Chickamauga," at once replied tbe
darky, ''because I ran as soon' as the fir
ing began." , .
"But how did you know which way to
run in such a hot battle?" asked Gen. Lee,
with a merry twinkle in his eye.' '; ','
"1 went directly to the safest place, and
the first I could find,'' answered !"3am,M
coming to his climax.
Again be was asked bow he could tell
which place was safe. - ,
"I knowed it was safe, answered
"Sam," "cause I skipped for de place whar
de Generils was." . ' '
Gen. Lee enjoyed the joke and laughed
heartily at the darky's wit. Charlottes
ville Chronicle. ' '
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Royal Etiquette. "-
On one occasion Queen Victoria, Louis
Philippe and the Duke of , Wellington
nftirl a. Tjiait. tn Tlfnn nllorr Ttiflw an
invited to sign the visitor's book. rThe
French king thoughtlessly took up the
pen and signed his name at the top of the.
page. Etiquette, however, forbade Queen
Victoria to . sign her name under,, any
other. She therefore signed on the top
of the next page. She then took up the
pen and banded it to the Duke ot Wel
lington, who was so excited at the con
tretemps that be actually signed his name
"Weggington." And, by the way, it may
be recorded that etiquette forbids the
queen to converse with tradesmen. When
a purveyor waits upon her,, the, queen
addresses her remarks to an equerry,
who in turn addresses the expectant
83T" At least ons grocer of : this town
keeps brandied peaebes that profess to
have been put up in the domestic article
by a respectable old lady of the .Virginia
peach region. As evideno of sincerity,
the jars are labelled and dated in manu
script, after the fashion of Onr grand
mothers, as "Rrandy Peaches, '94." Tha
average housewife no more writes "bran
died peaches" than she would write Viced
water." Peaches done in this style are
no longer the expensive luxury i they
were before California brandy was in
vented. It is even cheaper than the ap
propriate domestic peach brandy, of
which a few thousand gallons are annu
ally produced in Delaware. :
Takis His Own Lifz. Morristowk,
Tenn., Jan. 18. W.A. MathosoD," J rom
Statesvillle, N. C, committed suicide here
Wednesday night by taking twenty grains
of morphine. Melancholy is supposed to
be the cause. . His remains have been
shipped back to his North Carolina home.
Matheson was a young man and was
popular with his associates. He was talks
ing to a number of them when be took tbe
drug, remarking as he did so, "Good-bye,
I'll meet you all in heaven or bell.'j
Cheered Th Prater Washington,
January 17. There was a most unusual
demonstration at tho opening of the ses
sion of tbe bouse today. Tbe blind chap
Iain, whose ardent Americanism bat fre
quently occasioned remark, prayed fer
vently today for "struggling Cuba" and
the ?' success of her battle for . independ
dence" and when he concluded, tbe senti
ments he had expressed were 'given a
hearty round of applause. , "
But Joshua Holds the. Record.'
Capt. Bassett was the first man offi
cially to lengthen time by turning' back
tbe hands of tbe Senate clock in, Wash
iegton. He did it for the first time on
March 4, 1844, by direction of Senator
Wiley P. Mangam, of North Carolina,
then President of the Senate pro tempore.
This is history. Boston Daily Globe.
A Curious Custom. A curions enstom
still prevails at the coal pits on Hogmanay,
in Scotland. The first man to come up
the pit after his work is over is received
with a shovelful of hot ashes, . which be
ing prepared for, be dodges as 'best he
can, while tbe last man gets a . bucketful
of cold water thrown at him.
dr'Pa, what is a trip hammer?" "It
is the hammer, my son, that your in
leaves on the carpet when ehe hangs np
a picture." Exchanqe. .
"Much in little" this sentence means. It
has almost become a proverb, because the
expression can be used in so many in
stances. In no instance, however, can
this saying be used with greater propriety
than in speaking of Dr. Pierce's . Pleasant
Pellets. There is indeed much in a little
vial of them there is a cure for. many
headache relief from dyspepsia, billions-
ness, constipation, colic, and piles and
restoration to health,, and- happiness.
Much good in little space.