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IP TfjTY fff $V$ IV. J. YATES, Editob and Proprietor. Terms of Subscription $2. QO, advance. THE Charlotte Democrat, PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM J. YATES, Editor and Proprietor Terms TWO DOLLARS for one year, or One Dollar and Twenty-five Cents for six months. Subscription must be paid in advance. " Entered at the Post Office in Charlotte, N. C, as second class postal matter," according to the rules of the P. O. Department. Dr. JOHN H. McADEN, Wholesale and Retail Druggist, CHARLOTTE, N. C, lias on hand a large and well selected stock of PURE DRUGS, Chemicals, Patent Medicin.-Family Medicines, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Dye Stuffs, Fancy and Toilet Articles, which he is determined to sell at the very lowest prices. Jan 1, 1879. DR. T. C. SMITH, Druggist and Pharmacist, Keeps a full line of Pure Drugs and Chemicals White Lead and Colors, Machine and Tanners Oils, Patent Medicines, Garden Seeds, and every thing pertaining to the Drug business, which he will sell at low prices. March 23, 1879. J. P. McCombs, M. D., i ffers 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, oppositethe I harlotte Hotel. Jan. 1, 1873. DR. J. M. MILLER, Charlotte, N. C. All calls promptly answered day and night. Office over Traders' National Bank Residence opposite W. R. Myers'. Jan. 18.1878. DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Practice limited to the EYE, EAR AND THROAT. tT Office with Drs. Jones & GraLam. Jan. SO, 1880 3m DR. M. A. BLAND, Dentist, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Office in Brown's building, opposite Charlotte Hotel. Gas used for the painless extraction of teeth. Feb. 15. 1878. W. S. EVERITT, Surgeon Dentist, CHARLOTTE, N. C, Tenders his professional services to the citizens of Charlotte and surrounding country. Office on Tryon Street, opposite Elias & Cohen 4th door above Charlotte Hotel. Jan 9, 1880 y DR. A. W. ALEXANDER, Dentist, Office over L. R. Wriston & Co.'s Drug Store. I am working at prices to suit the times, for Cash. With 25 years' experience I guarantee entire satisfaction. Jan. 18, 1878. ROBERT D. GRAHAM, Attorney at Law In the State and United States Courts. Collections, home and foreign, solicited. Abstracts of Titles, Surveys, &c, furnished for compensation. Office: corner Trade and Tryon Streets, Jan. 9, 1880. yr Charlotte, N. C. A. BURWELL, Attorney at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Office in the Brick building formerly occupied by "Vance & Burwell," near the Court House. June 27, 1879. E. K. P. OSBORNE, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Special attention given to Collections. Office in Brick Building near the Court House. May 2, 1879. lypd RUFUS BARRINGER, Attorney at Law, Also, lends money on Real Estate or good collat erals ; negotiates loans, &c. Bank rules and rates strictly followed. Charlotte, Dec. 24, 1879 ly-pd GEO. M. ROSE. DUNCAN ROSE. ROSE & ROSE, Attorneys at Law, layetteville, N. G. Practice in all the Courts, State and Federal. Prompt attention to collections, or any other bus iness in their line. Refer to the Editor of "Charlotte Democrat." Jan. 30, 1880. Watches, Clocks and Jewelry E. J. ALLEN, Near Irwin's corner, Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C, PRACTICAL WATCH-MAKER, tW Repairing of Jewelry, Watches and Clocks done at short notice and moderate prices. April 17, 1876. y CHARLOTTE HOTEL, By M. SCIILOSS. The undersisned (late of Salisbury, N. C.,) has taken charge of the CHARLOTTE HOTEL, and has had the whole building renovated throughout. Having had long experience in the Hotel business, he thinks he can give satisfaction to patrons. An Omnibus belonging to the House will be at the trains on their arrival and departure. Jan. 16, 1880 tf M. SCIILOSS. HALES & FARRIOR, Practical Watch-dealers and Jewelers, Charlotte, N. C, Keep a full stock of handsome Jewelry, and Clocks, Spectacles, &c, which they sell at fair prices. Repairing of Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, &c, done promptly, and satisfaction assured. Store next to Springs' corner building. July 1, 1879. 1 Neither Mr Blaine nor Mr Sherman have much reason to feel hopeful over their pros pects at the Chicago Convention. The Pennsylvania delegation, under the dicta tion of Don Cameron, are already instructed to vote as a unit for Grant, and with these fifty-eight votes to start with, NewYork will follow under the dictation of Roscoe Conkling with seventy more, and then will follow Illinois with forty to add in favor of the "man on horseback." Plantation for Sale. I offer for sale that well improved tract of Land situated just beyond the Military Institute, about one mile from the Public Square, containing fifty Acres. There is a good Dwelling and all necessary out-building on the place, and most of the land is inja high state of cultivation, with good Pasture, &c. Persons wanting a nice Farm near the City will find. this place very desirable. On application, I will show the place and make known terms. D. M. RIGLER. Charlotte, Dec. 12, 1879. For Farmers. 1 2 OOO SHANK-HANDLE HOES, of )VW be8t make, just received by the KYLE & HAMMOND. Jan. 23, 1880. TAKE NOTICE. Having left a few days ago for the East and North to purchase my SPRING STOCK of Boots, Shoes, Hats, Trunks, VALICES, &c.,of all the best make and durability, I therefore offer my HEAVY GOODS on hand cheaper than ever. Give me a call and be convinced. Respectfully, L. AS1EL. P. S. Having connected myself with the above House, I am sure that my old friends and customers can be better suited and for less money than at any other house in the city. Feb. 13, 1880. S. Frankenthall. Yarn, Sheeting, &c. We are Agents for the Columbia Manufacturing Company's Sheetings, Yarns, Knitting Cotton, Sew ing Thread, &c, and invite the inspection of pur chasers to the same. J. MCLAUGHLIN & CO. Jan. 23, 1880. AT RIGLER'S Candies Both Plain and Fancy. We claim that we have as good if not better than you will find elsewhere, and at prices as low if not lower than you can buy the same in the city. FR UITS, Nuts, Raisins, Citron and Currants, and Seedless Raisins for your Christmas Cake. . The best assortment of Plain and Fancy Crackers ever brought to the city. CANNED GOODS of all descriptions. Here is the place to buy your CAKES AND BREAD, as we make a specialty of Cakes. Come and see us. Respectfully, D. M. RIGLER. Dec. 12, 1879. Just Received. 100 Barrels Planting Potatoes, 100 Flour, 50 " Apples, 50 Boxes Chewing Tobacco, 500 Lbs. Sitting Bull Smoking Tobacco, 20,000 Cigars, And a large Stock of Staple and Fancy Groceries. Call and try them, And you will always buy 'em. R. B. ALEXANDER. Feb. 13, 1880. FIRE INSURANCE AGENCY, Representing THE QUEEN of Liverpool and London, THE WESTERN ASSURANCE of Toronto, Canada, THE WATERTOWN of Watertown, New York. The last named Company also pays for Farm Property and Live Stock damaged or killed by Lightning in Barns or on the Premises, without additional cost to the assured. DRAYTON & CO., Agents, Office on Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C, Over Kyle & Hammond's Hardware Store. Feb. 13, 1880 ly Blacksmiths' Tools. We have a complete stock of Blacksmiths' Tools of the best quality and at prices that will put them within the reach of every Farmer. Nov. 1, 1878. KYLE & HAMMOND. j. Mclaughlin & co., Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Groceries, Provisions, &c, College Street, Charlotte, N. C, Sells Groceries at lowest rates for Cash, and buys Country Produce at highest market price. t3T Cotton and other country Produce sold on commission and prompt returns made. MARBLE YARD, By W. G. Berryiiill, Charlotte, N. C. The firm of Johnston & Berryiiill, heretofore carrying on the Marble business, has been dissolved, and the undersigned will continue business at the old stand nearly opposite the 1st Presbyterian Church, where he is ready to prepare Grave Stones and do all other Marble work in the best manner and at short notice. He solicits a share of public patronage. W. G. BERRYHILL. Dec. 5. 1879 3m Williamston Female College, WILL1AMSTON, S. C. Ret. S. Lander, A. M., D. D., President. A live, progressive School for girls. One prin cipal study at a time. Semi-annual course. Thorough Scholarship. Private Graduation. Only 31 Graduates in 8 years. Quiet, healthy location. Excellent Chalybeate Spring. Very low rates. Send for a Catalogue. Oct 24, 1879. ly WANTED At the Charlotte City Mills, Q OOO BUSHELS CORN, 1,000 Bushels KJ,JSJ Wheat, Rye, Oats, Peas, &c., for which Cash, or Meal in exchange, will be paid. Constantly on hand, Flour, Meal, Mill-feed, &c, for sale. TU"s" Mills have been thoroughly refitted, and all grain sent will be promptly ground, or ex changed if desired. F. J. IRWIN & CO., Jan. 23,1880 tf City Mills. CHARLOTTE, N. CM FRIDAY, MARCH 5, - Gloomy Weather. Dull, depressing, dingy days produce dis piriting reflections and gloomy thoughts; and small wonder when we remember that the mind is not only a motive, but a recep tive organ, and that all the impressions it receives from without reach it through the raelia of senses which are directly depend ent on the conditions of light and atmos phere for their action, and therefore imme diately influenced by the surrounding con ditions. It is a common-sense interence that if the impressions from without reach the mind through imperfectly acting organs of sense, and those impressions are in them selves set in a minor esthetic key of color, sound, and general qualities, the mind must be what is called "moody." It is not the habit of even sensible people to make suffi cient allowance for this rationale of dullness and subjective weakness. Some persons are more dependent on external circum stances and conditions for their energy or the stimulus that converts potential kinetic force than others ; but all feel the influence of the world without, and to this influence the sick and the weak are especially respon sive. Hence, the varying temperaments of minds changing with the weather, the out look, and the wind. Lancet. From the Milton Chronicle. Ake Journalists Deadheads? We are aware that many Railroad men and others regard and epeak of Editors as "deadheads" who happen to hold a free pass over a Railroad, but it is an egregious mis take! His 'pass' is invariably given 'for a consideration of services' more valuable than money. But we started to say that under the above caption the last Printer's Circular has an article we would like to re produce entire for the special benefit of all who regard Editors and Publishers as "dead heads" on Railroads, &c., but we can only give a few extracts, which we commend to the consideration of those who discuss Railroad "dead-heads." Says the Circular: "As to the Railroads they long ago struck from their complimentary lists the names of the real dead-heads, and journal ists were not among them. Like the thea tres, the lines of travel are in need of con stant publicity, and like them, can only ob tain it through the columns of the news papers. When a new main or branch road is projected or opened, the newspapers are called upon to write it up and publish it, free of expense to any but themselves. As a reward they (perhaps) get a pass to tra vel over the line they have helped to create, and from which they never derive any profit. But the "adverting !" fay the libels of the press ; "the railroads are liberal adver tisers, and, therefore, are entitled to extra notices without charge." Another mistake. Railroads rarely pay for advertising in any other way than a pass. The journalists, even with their pockets bulging out with free tickets which is never the case pay a hundredfold for all the petty favors granted them by officers of Railroad companies." All Of Sharp & Dolmes Phar maceutical preparations always on hand at DR. SMITH'S Feb. 6, 1880. Drug Store. Read this Carefully. My customers, friends, and all who are interested in Sewing Machines, please take notice that I have moved my office to W. M. Smith's, in the three story Iron Front (Smith) Building, opposite Kyle & Hammond's, where I am prepared to repair all kinds of Sewing Machines in the best manner, in cluding rejapaning and reguilding. Charges very low. Thirteen years experience; work warranted. Mr Smith is the Agent and Repository of all the leading Standard Sewing Machines in the market. His facilities and arrangements with the manufac turers, enables him to offer very superior induce ments over Peddlers and Canvassers, by which parties wanting to buy can save to themselves the peddler's commissions, which is considerable. C. W. BRADSHA.W, Machinist. Feb. 27, 1880 lm Breakfast Strips. A lot of nice Breakfast Strips just received at j. Mclaughlin & co's. Feb. 27, 1880. 1851. 1880. THE TRADE! Twenty-nine years experience has enabled the old House of ELIAS & COHEN To purchase this Spring the largest and most com plete Stock of Dry Goods, Notions, &c., &c., Ever offered to their customers nearly all bought before the recent advance in prices. Don't buy until you see us and learn our prices. Respectfully, Feb. 27, 1880. ELI AS & COHEN. The Standard" We have ic Store 100 Tons of the above Fertilizer and guarantee it equal to any in market. Call and see the analysis and prices. BURWELL & SPRINGS. Feb. 27, 1880. FIRST OF THE SEASON! Just received a complete line of WOOL BUNTING, In all desirable Shades. FRENCH BUNTING, In Black; the handsomest ever brought to this Market. A beautiful line of Hamburgh Edgings, In entirely New Designs with Insertings to match. A large lot of SPRING PRINTS, In new and desirable effects, just opened and ready for inspection. Respectfully, T. L. SEIGLE & CO. Feb. 27, 1880. The Incentive Pupils have to Study Hard. They grow up to live in worlde of their own creation, in ideas and theories which are not brought to the test of practic al ex perience. It is the "faculty" of common sense which is cultivated with distinguished success in the playground which redeems the English schools from the sentence of utter badness which they would otherwise deserve. And it U the absince of this "faculty" in the German prospectus which vitiates so much of the excellent te ching imparted. Better give the pupils a good playground and confine them dailv within ts barriers than seat them for the same fime betore a blackboard to study the the ory of public economy. German boys have jio public games. All their energies are used up in their htu'lies. They take no violent exercise, except upon the ice iu winter. School work is exhausting, and it takes all their energies out of them. In it thiy d take an interest, and the reason, or the principal reason, why this is so is because from early childhood it is impressed on them that their whole future -depends on it. The Abiturienten Examen is the day of judgment looming up before the German children's eyes, and their life is a solemn march to that end. At the close of youth, before entering on manhood, comes the terrible day which irrevocably fixes their fate. Unless they issue from that examination with a testimonial of "ripe ness" every learned profession is closed to them, and three years' military dri'l, in stead of one, is their doom. As the boy goes to school he passes the barrack-yard or the plaiz where the recruits are drilling. He sees them posturing, goose-stepping, tumbling, fencing, marching in mud or snow, and he thinks, "I shall have three years of this unless I work," and it acts as a daily stimulant to exertion. Exchange. Vote as You Pray. Let Christian men who neglect lluir po litical duties, or what is as bad if not m orse, surrender their right of private judgment to a little coterie of "professionals," ring makers and ring-masters, read the follow ing timely and weighty words from the Richmond Christian Advocate: "When Paul wrote to the Churches in the provinces, his readers had no more to do with the Roman government than the mules that trotted along the highway. Nero was a hideous tyrant and wild beast; but the people had no voice in public affairs, and no responsibility for the bad deeds of their rulers. America is not Rome under the Ccesars. The citizens here must bear the odium of an unworthy government. Had Paul ad dressed an epistle to the Churches of the United States he would have written in a different strain from that to a people where suffrage did not select governors. If Christians spend vast sums in erecting Churches, procuring religious speakers, and for disseminating moral intelligence, why shall they not exert their personal and po litical influence in the same direction ? It is charged as a sign of hypocrisy or coward ice that the Christian will not "vote as he prays." The Christian voter must answer to his God for his ballot. He can only quit himself of his great responsibility by using his franchise to good ends. The drinking-houses organize, work, spend money to enlarge their privilege for making drunkards, ruining families, increasing crime and police expenses. This is done for pure ly selfish ends the lust for money. Shall not the good citizens, in the interest of so briety, public morals, for the protection of their fellow-men from temptation and harm, exert themselves ? Snpineness would give the lie to their Christian profession, and bring reproach upon their patriotism. A hundred votes at the polls will often sup press more evil than a hundred sermons. We have heard of "practical politics ;" it is time for practical religion. No party ever won in a campaign by relying upon the set speeches of its orators at the Court Houses. The battle is fought out in the cabins in the mountain gorges. The last voter is seen, talked to, and brought to the polls. Brilliant sermons, in costly Churches, have their use. Christianity, to win, must come to plain work and common-sense. It ought to meet its antagonists in the canvass and at the polls. The man who prays, "Thy kingdom come," ought to throw his whole influence as a citizen in favor of what ever will hasten the coming of that kingdom. The Christian man too indifferent even to go to the precinct where the rotten poli tician and his drunken allies, by the absence of good men, force themselves into power and patronize debaucheries that man is of the sort that God loathes : "I will spew them out." No More Swearing in Maryland. The Maryland Legislature has passed a bill to punish by fine and imprisonment in jail, at the discretion of the Court any person who shall by loud or unseemly noises create disturbance in any neighborhood in any city or town, or who shall profanely curse and swear or use obscene language on or near any street or highway within the hear ing of any person passing. Should the Governor sign the bill and the law be en forced for swearing, a number of new jails will be required. Srif The news from . Kansas is not cal culated to increase the exodus fever among the negroes. Some of the poor negro vic tims have actually perished with cold, and help for the suffering thousands is now clamored for most vociferously. It is a shameful story from the beginning to the end. m EdT" There will be more Commercial Fer tilizers used this year, in Cabarrus county, than ever before in one season. Concord Register. 1880. -j TWENTY - Statistics for Reflection. In the early autumn of last year the Rev. Washington Gladden of Springfield, Mass., sent the following note to one hnndred of the representative business and professional men of his city : "I desire to find out, for the benefit of the boys, how the leading men of this city spent their boyhood. Will you be kind enough to tell me: (I) Whether your home during the first fifteen years of your life was on a farm, in a village, or in a city ; and (2) whether you were accustomed, during any part of that period, to engage in any kind of work when you were not in school ?" Out of the one hundred persons who re ceived the notes, eighty-eight answered the questions, and Mr Gladden was'so much pleased with his success that he embodied their reports in a lecture, which he delivered before a large audience in one of the city churches. It appears that of the eighty eight, sixty-four were brought up on farms and were farmers' sons, twelve in villages and towns, and twelve in cities. Of the twenty-four who lived in villages and towns, one-quarter were accustomed to do farmwork. It is proper to say, therefore, that of these eighty-eight of the wealthiest and most prominent and useful citizens of Springfield, seventy were trained in their youth upon farms. Of the eighteen who lived in cities and villages, five of them re port that they had no work to do, while the rest were sons of people in rather poor cir cumstances, and were accustomed to do all sorts of work up to the time they left the paternal roof. To sum up: Of the eighty eight solid men of Springfield, eighty-three were hard workers in their younger days, while only five had "nothing in particular to do." Errors in Marriage. Many of the errors of life admit of rem edy. A loss in one business may be re paired by a gain in another ; a miscalcula tion this year may be retrieved by special care the next ; a bad partnership may be dissolved, an injury repaired, a wrong step retraced. But an error in marriage goes to the very root and foundation of life. It has been said no man is utterly ruined until he has married a worthless wife; and so every woman has a future before her until she is chained, in a wedlock which is a padlock, to a wretched and unworthy man. The deed once done cannot be recalled. The wine of life is wasted and the goblet is broken, and no tears or toils can bring back theprecious draught. Let the young think of this, and let them walk carefully in a world of snares, and take heed to their steps lest in the most critical event of life they go fatally astray. But here we must guard against another error. Many people think they have made a mistake in marriage, when the mistake is only in their own behavior since they were married. Good husbands make good wives, and good wives make good husbands ; and the scolding or intemperate, or slatternly partner often has but himself or herself to blame for the misery that clouds the life and desolates the home. Multitudes who feel that their marriage was a mistake, and who make their existence a life-long misery, might, by a little self-denial, and forbear ance, and gentleness, and old-time courtesy, make their home brighten like the gates of Eden, and bring back again the old love that blessed the happy golden days gone by. Suppose the wife does not know quite so much as you do; well, you showed your great judgment when you thought her the chief among ten thousand ! Or, it your husband is not the most wonderful man in the world, it simply illustrates the wit and wisdom of the young woman who once thought he was, and could not be convinced of the contrary ! So perhaps you are not so unevenly mated after all ; and if one has had better opportunities since married, then of course that one should teach and culti vate, and encourage the other, and so both journey on together. But if one has grown worse and sunk lower than at the beginning, perhaps even then, patience and toil and sunshine may bring back the erring one to duty, lift up the fallen, rescue the perish ing, and save the lost. How glorious for a wife to pluck her husband from the jaws of ruin and bring him safely to the heavenly home! how blessed for the husband to bring back to the gates of paradise the woman who, through weakness, had been led astray I The Uncertainty of Riches and Honor. Sad Death of an Ex-President's Niece. Ten years ago Miss Jennie Tyler, the grand niece of ex-President Tyler, was one of the belles of Washington, and her death is now announced in a hovel at Brooklyn, with a prospect of her remains being interred at the public expense. She was a daughter of William W. Tyler, and was born in Rich mond, Va.,in 1848, and lived with her father who was on Gen. Lee's staff, and was re duced to poverty by the results of the war. Jennie, however, was attractive in person, well educated, and inherited a fortune through a California relative, and became a favorite in Washington society. In 1872 she lived in Brooklyn, and was enticed into a secret marriage with a man she met at a fashionable boarding-house. He secured possession of her fortune and it was discov ed that he had another wife in Buffalo. A suit for the recovery of the money failed because she had nothing left to prosecute the scoundrel, and, being estranged from her family, could obtain no help. In 1875 she was married to Wm. Collins, a laboring man under the Brooklyn Gas Company. Until a year ago her married life was com paratively happy, but her husband lost his employment, and poverty and consumption ended her unhappy career. Another warn ing to "fast" girls I She had everything needful for happiness, but couldn't stay contented at home. EIGHTH YOLUME NUMBER 1422. Carrying Concealed Weapons. The following from the Augusta Chroni cle is commended to those who think that no good comes of trying to enforce law. Augusta is happy to have such an officer as Judge Eve : "The strict impartiality and certainty with which Judge Eve has enforced the law against carrying weapons, has almost entirely broken up the practice. A man is not apt to carry a pistol in his pocket if he feels sure it will cost him over a hundred dollars if the fact is discovered. The po lice report promptly every case of which they acquire any knowledge. It has been noticed and commented upon, that since Judge Eve has been enforcing the law so 6trictly, no cases of shooting with pistols, either intentional or accidental, have taken place in the community. This circum stance alone speaks volumes for Judge ac a pisuuy iu icgaiu iiu bins luatici. Marrying: for Love. From the Reidsville Times. The Winkles run a small farm near Reids ville. The old man has been a hard work ing farmer all his life, but his wife was teaching school when he married her, and preserves such a fondness for literature to this day that she still wears a few strag gling curls. It was from her that their sen Adolphus took all his romance, and two weeks ago he married a pretty and senti mental young woman entirely for love, and brought her home to live, that he might help the old man run the farm, though the farm was hardly big enough lor two fami lies to run it. Of course they kept the breakfast table waiting several mornings, but the old man held his peace and said nothing, and it was not till the other even ing when Adolphus proposed a walk with his bride and called her "Rosebud" that the old Squire opened. "What's it, he called you ?" said he. "Rosebud, Pal" simpered and blushed the bride "he has three names for ms, Rosebud,' 'Magnolia' and 'Pet' Td think "Dolly" didn't love me if he was to stop calling me pet names would n't you, dear?" and she pouted her pretty lips at Adolphus for a kiss. "Jess be drot ef I ain't sick!" said old Winkle. "Why, Henry," cried his old lady, shak ing her foot in the corner, and one of her curls in a slight tremble, "You used to be just as big a fool over me !" ".Never sense 1 was born I "Yes ! that you did 1" she said excitedly. "I lemember once we were going through Mr Brown's broom sage field you called me your "Life Everlasting," you know you did !" and the old mother's face brightened that she had him. "Wall I must'er had the rickits at the time," said he. That night old Winkle was waked up by his wife's crying and sobbing as if her heart was breaking. "Thunderashun and Blue Fitsl what's the matter, Nancy ?" "Nobody loves me," she sobbed "Adol phus used to love me and now he's wrap ped up in that young thing and you care nothing for me you never call me pet names and you as good as told me I lied, and before her too oh-ah-boo I shall die ! I shall die 1" "Here, Nancy, smell this camphire and swallow this brandy; you know I love you, ding'd ef I don't call you after every yurb in the garden, from sweet potatoes to poke root thar now" as she got quiet "but by Jacks ! I knowed it ! and it all comes from that he don't know his head from a hole in the ground his marryin' for love an' bringln' a doll baby concern here to pet, why, be hang'd if the old wimmin aint fonder of petun' than the young ones, and a blame sight wuss! Nancy, Nancy," calling her. "Hey ! O my ! how you startled me, I was just getting to sleep ; what is it ?" "I jess wanted to say to you, don't you ever turn fool any more, no matter ef I don't call you Hinky Dinky, and that sort'er stuff; I love you good enough to plow all day in the sun for you." Reminded Him of Home. The following is an affecting illustration of the natural longing for what is dearest to us that comes to the heart in the hour of death : Some years ago a native Greenlander came to England. So he made up his mind to return home, and took passage on a ship that was going that way. He was taken sick, and as he was dying he turned to those who were standing around him, and said : "Go on deck, and see if you can see ice." When that man was a baby, the first thing he saw, after his mother, was ice. His house was made of ice ; he was cradled in ice ; the water he drank was melted ice. If he ever sat at a table, it was a table of ice. The mountains were of ice; the fields were of ice ; and when he became a man, he had a sleigh and twelve dogs that ran fifty miles a day over the ice. And many a day he stooped over a hole in the ice twenty-four hours and put his spear in the head of any seal that might come there. He had always been accus tomed to see the ice, and be knew that if his companions on the ship could see ice, it would be confident that he was near home. The thought of ice was the very last thought in his mind. Zd& The use of whiskey for rattlesnake bites, in Texas, has increased so enormous ly during the past year that the overwork ed snakes have resolved to leave the State unless the Board of Immigration reinforces them strongly. They woik on double time, and yet they cannot do half the biting that is demanded by the consumers. One snake that does business at Port Lavaca, is six weeks behind his orders, and three of the clerks are sick.