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IV. J. YATES, Editob and Proprietor.
Terms of Subscription $2. QO, advance.
Charlotte Democrat,
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.
Wholesale and Retail Druggist,
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.
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.
Charlotte, N. C.
All calls promptly answered day and night.
Office over Traders' National Bank Residence
opposite W. R. Myers'.
Jan. 18.1878.
Practice limited to the
tT Office with Drs. Jones & GraLam.
Jan. SO, 1880 3m
Office in Brown's building, opposite Charlotte
Gas used for the painless extraction of teeth.
Feb. 15. 1878.
Surgeon Dentist,
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
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
Jan. 18, 1878.
Attorney at Law
In the State and United States Courts.
Collections, home and foreign, solicited.
Abstracts of Titles, Surveys, &c, furnished for
Office: corner Trade and Tryon Streets,
Jan. 9, 1880. yr Charlotte, N. C.
Attorney at Law,
Office in the Brick building formerly occupied
by "Vance & Burwell," near the Court House.
June 27, 1879.
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
Special attention given to Collections. Office in
Brick Building near the Court House.
May 2, 1879. lypd
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
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
Near Irwin's corner, Trade Street,
Charlotte, N. C,
tW Repairing of Jewelry, Watches and Clocks
done at short notice and moderate prices.
April 17, 1876. y
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.
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.
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.
Charlotte, Dec. 12, 1879.
For Farmers.
)VW be8t make, just received by
Jan. 23, 1880.
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.
Jan. 23, 1880.
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.
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.
Feb. 13, 1880.
THE QUEEN of Liverpool and London,
THE WATERTOWN of Watertown, New
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.
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
Dec. 5. 1879 3m
Williamston Female College,
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
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.
- 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
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.
Twenty-nine years experience has enabled the
old House of
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.
Feb. 27, 1880.
Just received a complete line of
In all desirable Shades.
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
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
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.
EdT" There will be more Commercial Fer
tilizers used this year, in Cabarrus county,
than ever before in one season. Concord
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
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.
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
"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.

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