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OLD SERIES: VOLUME XXX.
CHARLOTTE, N. C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 1882.
VOLUME XI, NUMBER 560
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Charlotte Home and Democrat,
Published every Friday by ;
J. P. STRONG, Editor & Proprietor.
Terms Two Dollars for one year.
One Dollar for six months.
Subscription price due in advance.
Entered at the Post Office in Charlotte, N.
c as second class matter," according to the
rules of the P. O. Department.
ROBERT GIBBON, M. D ,
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
(Office corner 5th and Try on Streets,)
Tenders his professional services to the public,
as a practical Surgeon. Will advise, treat or
operate in all the different departments of Sur-
Bejfarcli 5, 1881. ly
Dr. JOHN H. McADEN, .'4
Wholesale and Retail Druggist,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.,
Hiison hand a large and well selected stock" of
PURE DKUGS, Chemicals, Patent Medicines,
Family Medicines, Paint9, Oils, Varnishes, Dye
Stuffs, Fancy and Toilet Articles, which he is de
termined to sell at the very lowest prices.
Jan 1. 1879.
DR. T. C. SMITH,
Druggist and Pharmacist,
Keeps a full line of Puie 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 bell at low prices.
March 28, 1879.
J. P. McCombs, M. D ,
Offers his professional services to the citizens of
Charlotte and surrounding country. All calls,
both night and day, promptly attended to.
Office in Brown's building, up stairs, opposite
the Charlotte Hotel.
JOHN E. BROWN,
Attorney at Law,
Charlotte, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts.
Office on Trade Street, opposite the Court
House, No. 1, Sims&Dowd's building.
Dec 23, 1881 y
DR. M. A. BLAND,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Office in Brown's building, opposite Charlotte
Gas used for the painless extraction of teeth.
Feb 15,1878. . ,
DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Practice Limited to the
EYE, EAR AND THROAT.
March 18, 1881.
DR. J. M MILLER,
Charlott6, N. C.
All calls promptly answered day and night.
Office over Traders' National Bank Residence
opposite W. R. Mytrs.
Jan. 1. 1878.
A. II UR WELL. I. D. WALKER.
BURWELL & WALKER,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts,
Office adjoining Court House.
Nov 5, 1880.
WILSON & BURWELL,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C,
Have a large and complete Stock of everything
pertaining to the Drug Business, to which they
invite the attention of all buyers both wholesale
Oct 7, 1880.
HALES & FARRIOR,
Practical Watch-dealers and Jewelers,
Charlotte, N. C,
Keeps a full stock of handsome Jewelry, and
Clocks. Spectacles, &c. which they sell at fair
Repairing of Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, &c,
done promptly, and satisfaction assured.
Store next to Springs' corner building.
July 1, 1879.
SPRINGS & BURWELL,
Grocers and Provision Dealers,
Have always in stock Coffee, Sugar, Molasses,
Syrups, Mackerel. Soans. Starch. Meat. Lard.
Hams, Flour, Grass Seeds, Plows, &c, which we
offer to both the Wholesale and Retail trade. All
are invited to try us, from the smallest to the lar
Jan 1, 1882.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Groceries, Provisions, &c,
College Street, Charlotte, N. C
Sells Groceries at lowest rates for Cash,
and buys Country Produce at
highest market price.
EST" Cotton and other country Produce sold on
commission and prompt returns made.
Nov. 1, 1881.
TORRENCE & BAILEY,
College Street, Charlotte, N. C,
Handle Grain, Flour, Bran, &c. Cotton stored
Oct. 7, 1881. 6m.
W. A. TRUSLOW,
Jeweler and Watch Repairer,
CHARLOTTE. N. C.
Respectfully announces that, having succeeded
ju. d. aiitn, in the Watch and Jew :lry business
lie lias just added to his stock of
Watches, Jewelry, Silverware,
CLOCKS, SPECTACLES, &c,
And he hopes by close attention to business and
lair dealing to merit a share of patronage.
Z3s Fifteen years constant experience in the
WATCH REPAIRING Department enables
him to fully warrant every Watch entrusted to
Do not forget the old
near the Square.
Oct. 7, 1881. era
stand on Tryon street,
Central Hotel Barber Shop.
GREY TOOLE, in the Basement of the Cen
tral Hotel, still carries on the Tonsorial Art in its
various branches. He and bis assistant Artists
are so well known for their skill that it needs no
multiplicity of words to inform the public where
beards can be shaved smoothly and hair cut and
dressed in fashionable style and "with dispatch."
Give him a trial. GREY TOOLE.
J uly 29, 1881. Under Central HoteL
Thinks TnscE was Ice ijt rr. A coun
tryman took his seat at a hotel table op
posite to a gentleman who was indulging-in
a bottle of wine.' Supposing the wine to
bef common property our unsophisticated
country friend helped himself to it with
the other gentleman's glass. "That's cool!"
exciaimea ine owner of the wine indig
nantly. "Yes," said the other, "I should
think there was ice in it.
mis year there will b tvn
eclipse, both of the sun, and both invisible
nere. mere will on December 6, be a
transit ot Venus, visible here. This will
be the last transit in this century, the
next occuring June 8, 2005.
SALE OF '
Valuable City Property.
uy vinue oi a Mortgage Deed executed by R.
11. Brown and wife to Martin Icehour. for' per
tain purposes therein mentioned, and " registered
in the Register of Deeds' office in Mecklenburg
county, N.C., Book 25, page 286, 1 will sell at
the Court House door, in the city of Charlotte.
un me 10m oay oi n eDruary, 1883, that valuable
viiy x-roperiy located in the city or Char
lotte, on Graham street, adjoining the pro
perty of T. I Alexander and A. R. Nesbit, I
ironung ya ieet on uranam street, and extending
back 212 feet. Good dwelling bouse and other
improvements, and excellent well of water on
the Lot. Terms cash.
Jan. 6, 1882. 5w Mortgagee.
Notice Sheriff's Sale.
I will sell for cash, at the Court House door, in
the city of Charlotte, on Monday, the 6th day of
c euruary iocs, 10 sausiy executions tn my bands
for State and County Taxes for the years 1880
and 1881, the following described city property,
viz : One house and lot on Trade street, adjoining
the property of JL Brown and others, and known
as tne mn&inglloaseoftbe Merchants and Farm
ers National Bank.
ALSO, one house and lot on Trvon street.
adjoining the property of the Second Presbvterian
Church, Ed. Henderson and others, known as the
property of the Merchants and Farmers National
ALSO, at the same time and place, one Lot
in Ward 4, Lot No 1564, Square 190, known as the
ji,y iuuia, uujwiuiug me ir jjine nan way anil
others, known as the property of the Traders
National Bank of Charlotte.
M. E. ALEXANDER.
Jan. 6, 1882 5w . Sheriff.
We are now receiving our Fall and Winter Stock
Containing all the latest styles and qualities of
Ladies', Misses and Children's
Hats and Bonnets.
Also, all the novelties for trimminsr : Feathers.
mowers, KiDDons, hub:, flashes, Satins. Orna
Also, our usual large and attractive stock of
White Goods, Laces, Embroideries, Neck Wear,
uioves and Hosiery, uorsets, Bbawls Cloaks,
Skirts. &c. Another large stock of Ladies' Mus
lin Underwear just received, that we are offering
at very low prices.
UCt. 14, 1881. MRS. r. O.UERY.
TIDDY'S CITY BOOK
A well selected Stock of
W R I TIN G PAPER
ncluding Note, Letter, Sermon, Legal and Fools
cap, wnicb they propose to sell cheap for cash.
A190, t rench Paper of every description, with
n.avelopes to match.
Also, Faper in boxes, to svut the most fastidious.
SOCIAL ETIQUETTE OF NEW YORK.
A standard treatise upon the laws of good society
in New York.
CONGRESS TIE ENVELOPES a new lot
Edward Todd & Co.'s Celebrated
A Pen by some considered superior to a Gold Pen.
TIDDY & BRO. are also Agents forEmer-
san's celebrated Rubber HAND-STAMPS ; and
any orders given them will receive prompt atten
Cash paid for Rags.
A. A. GASTON,
And House Famishing Goods,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
He keens the lamest stock of Stoves and Tin-
Ware ever offered in this market. $100 reward
will be paid to any party that ever sold a larger
or heavier Stove than the "Barley Sheaf." I have
sold the "Barley Sheaf" for eleven years.
Call at my store under central iiotei ouiiding,
and examine my stock.
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware manufactured
to order, and all Repairing promptly executed.
Feb 1,1881. A. A. ua.oiwn.
CUTHBERTSON & BAKER,
Groeery and Commission JHercnants,
Will deal in Grain, Meal, Flour,
Molasses, Sugar, Coffee, &c.
Store in Sanders & Blackwood's building
Jan. 6, 1882. ly
Everybody wants it, but very few get it, be
cause most people do not know how to select
coffee, or it is spoiled in the roasting or making.
To obviate these difficulties has been our study.
Thurber's package Coffees are selected by an ex
nert who understands the art of blending various
flavors. They are roasted in the most perfect
manner (it is impossible to roast well in small
quantities,) then put in pound packages (in the
hfin not around. bearing our signature as a
mmrantee of genuineness, and each package cou
tains the Thurber recipe for making good Coffee.
We pack two kinds, Thurber's "No. 34," strong
and pungent, Thurber's "No. 41," mild and rich.
rm nr thfl other will suit every taste. They
have the three great points, good quality, honest
ouantitv. reasonable price. Ask your Grocer for
Thurber's roasted Coffee in pound packages, "Jo.
U" or N6. 41 " Do not be put off with any
other kind your own palate will tell ycu what
Where nersons desire it we also furnish the
'Ideal" Coffee-pot, the simplest, best and cheap
est coffee-Dot in existence. Grocers who sell our
Coffee keep them. Ask for descriptive circular.
Respectfully, &c , n
H K. & F. B. THURBER & CO.,
Importers, Wholesale Grocers and Coffee Rost
ers, New York.
P. S. As the largest dealers in food products
in the world, we consider it our interest to manu
facture only pure and wholesome goods and
pack them in a tidy and satisfactory manner.
All goods bearing our name are guaranteed to be
of superior quality, pure and wholesome, and deal
ers are authorized to refund the purchase price
In any case where customers have cause for dis
satisfaction. It is therefore to the interest of
both dealers and consumers to use Thurber's
Dec 16, 1881. 5wf
My work is finished ; I am strong
tn faith and hope and charity ;
For I have written the things I see,
The things that have been and shall be.
Conscious of right nor fearing wrong :
. Because I am in love with Love,
And the sole thing I hate is Hate;
For Hate is death ; and Love is life,
A peace, a splendor from above ;
And Hate a never-ending strife,
A smoke, a blackness from the abyss
Where unclean serpents coil and hiss!
Love is the Holy Ghost within ;
Hate, the unpardonable sin I
Who preaches otherwise than this
Betrays bis Master with a kiss.
Earth ploughed the deepest bears the best :
Growth. cornea of motion, not of rest;
From sweetest grapes, in presses flung,
The richest wine is sharply wrung.
Then let your harrowed, anguish soul
Enrich, and ripened sheaves unroll ; '
For lo ! endurance means in thee
Maturing for eternity.
No word, nor look, nor touch, perchance,
Of mortals can thy strength enhance,
Till they shall have, by God's decrees,
The plowshare felt and borne the sheaves.
It is not new, this hurt of thine ;
All hearts have ached that give the wine !
In time, when bead from must runs clear,
The leve that bruised thee shall appear.
E. IT. Arr.
Drunkenness and Falsehood.
Dr. Richardson, F. R. S., writes in the
Church oili,ngland lemperance Chronicle:
Whenever strong drink produces a perma
nent effect upon the human body, there is
established in the affected person the habit
oft falsehood. No one has met with a
dipsomaniac whose word can be relied on.
Women or men, the members of the dip
somaniac clas have to some extent, and
too often to the saddest or extremes t ex
tent, forgotten the truth. This is so cer
tain, that falsehood becomes a part of the
diagnosis, if we may so say, of these cases.
There are two modes of accounting for
this remarkable phenomenon. It may be
said that the habit of untruthfulness is
begotten with, not of, the habit of intoxi
cation. The habit may be looked upon, in
this light, as a part of a general degenera
tion or deterioration of character. Again,
it may be said that the habit is begotten
of intoxication. It may be looked upon,
in this light, as an effect of the intoxication,
in the same way as color blindness may
be the direct effect of a chemical which,
like alcohol, produces, when taken into the
body in large quantities, nervous aberra
tion. Inscrutable as it may seem, and as
indeed it is, I believe this last explanation
is the nearest to the correct explanation of
The vocabulary of the English
language is displaying a wonderful capaci
ty lor expansion. The most recent dic
tionary published contains 130,000 words,
while the hrst edition of Johnson's cele
brated work comprised only 58,000 words
-an increase of 124 per cent.
Is large and cheap, and we want our friends to
call and examine it.
We keep a good line of
Also, a good line of
Laundried and unlaundried.
The ladies will find a good stock of
Dress Trimmings, Laces, Embroideries, Hosiery,
And everything wanted m our line.
Earnestly desire all of our old friends to continue
with us this year, and we hope to add many new
ones to our list
ALEXANDER & HARRIS.
Jan. 13, 1882.
A complete Stock of Rubber Belting, Rubber
Henrm Packing. Also, all sizes and kinds of
Ro , botgn prices. & HAMM0NDf
COME AND SEE
Now in the city.
A Large Stock of Furniture
At Wholesale and Retail.
E. M. ANDREWS,
Jan. 13. 1882. White Front
Reduction in Winter Goods.
All Fall and Winter Goods will be sold at great
reduction to make room for Spring purchases.
Now is the time to buy
Blankets, Comfortables, OrercoaU. Cloaks, Jack
ets, Dolmans, heavy Boots and Shoes.
We have a bargain counter for Dress Goods,
on which you will find 45 cent Goods selling
rapidly at 16 cents. A call will convince you
we mean every word in this advertisement
T. L. 8EIGLE & CO.
Jan. 13, 1881.
Trees for Delivery.
My trees are now ready for delivery, opposite
Mr. Allen Cruse's residence, on Tryon street, be
tween 5th and 6th. A fine lot of Trees, Plants,
Flowers and Flower Seed on hand. Anything
in my line furnished on sho nrtjoj
Dec. 9, 1881. Charlotte, N. C.
The most hopefully encourasiner-siern
for the regeneration, of .the South lies in
the abounding evidence given on all sides
that her people are relying upon indus
try, and taking an intelligent view of its
economies. In this respect they are be
coming undistinguishable from their broth
ers of the North and West. ' For the early
history of the entire country is a wonder
ful record of the wasteful methods that
prevailed, as they always prevail in every
country before, by experience, men have
learn eq how to be economical. ;
The old-time hre-place Tof New Eng
land, into which great logs were piled,
while the larger part of the heat passed
up the chimney into the open air, is a fair
specimen ot the industrial methods fre
quently in use. In agriculture the cattle
were allowed, to crop the natural meadows
so early that the plants matured no seeds,
and died out. It was for this reason that
the first settlers so soon emigrated along
the course of the rivers seeking new
pastures. The sowing of grass -seed was
not thought of until the next century. '
In Virginia, under the good old-fash
ioned system of slavery, it was considered
very wasteful management if enough cat
tle did not die of starvation, during the
winter, to provide hides sumcient to sup
ply the negro bands with their cow-hide
With the introduction of the flour mills
at the West, to utilize the wheat crop, the
bran, which is now one ot the chief re
liances of the farmers all over the country
lor feeding their stock, was considered as
a waste product, and, as it gathered in
immense piles, was really a nuisance. At
the bouth, with the cotton crop, the seed,
which is now tound to be a very impor
tant item in the crop, being pressed for its
oil, and then ground into an oil-cake, the
demand for which is greater than the
supply, ' was formerly considered an in
cumbrance about the gin-house.
(juile recently, too, in Louisiana it has
been found that in the manufacture of
sugar, the pressed canes, which had been
used as fuel for the fires to boil the syrup,
are much more valuable as a material for
When, finally, the educational results
of such lessons have been sufficiently re
peated, we may learn to apply them so
cially, and find that it is grossly wasteful
and uneconomic to make paupers of the
most valuable product that society can
have : that is, its men and women. For
Our finger nails grow out about three
times a year; they should be trimmed
with scissors once a week, not so close as
to leave no room for the dirt to gather,
for then they do not protect the ends of
the fingers, as was designed by nature ;
besides, if trimmed too close at the corners,
there is danger of their growing into the
flesh, causing inconvenience, and some
times great pain, lbe collection under
the ends of the nails should not be re
moved by anything harder than a brush
or a eolt piece of wood ; nor should the
nails be scraped with a penknife or other
metallic substance, as it destroys the deli
cacy of their structure and will at length
give them an unnatural thickness. We
are not favorably impressed as to the
cleanliness of a person who keeps his nails
trimmed to the quick, as it is olten done
to prevent dirt gathering there ; whereas,
it a margin were allowed, it would be an
mdex to the cleanliness ot the hands, lrom
which the collections under the finger
nails are made. Leave a margin, then,
and the moment you observe that these
collections need removal you may know
that the hands need washing ; when they
and the nails ar9 both cleaned together.
Most persons are familiar with those
troublesome bits of skin which loosen at
the root of the finger-nails ; it is caused
by the skin adhering to the nail, which,
growing outward, drags the 6kin along
with it, stretching it until one end gives
away. To prevent this, the skin should
be loosened from the nail once a week,
not with a knife or scissors, but with
something blunt, such as the end of an
ivory paper-cutter ; this is best done alter
soaking the fingers in warm water, then
pushing the skin back gently and slowly ;
the white specks on the nails are made oy
scraping the nail with a knife at a point
where it emerges from the skin.
Biting off the hnger-nails is an unclean
lv practice, for thus the unsightly collec
tions at the ends are kept eaten clean !
Children may be broken of such a filthy
habit by causing them to dip the ends of
their bngers several times a day in worm
wood bitters, without letting them know
the object , it this is not sumcient, cause
them to wear caps on each finger until
the practice is discontinued. HalVs Jour
nal of Health.
Confidence in Self.
Rely on yourself; take it for granted
that vou can accomplish your plans. Never
say "I can't" they are ignoble words
He who does not feel within himself the
power to conquer fate, is not a man in the
true sense ot tne word, ui course it is a
misfortune for him, since he can never be
ot any benefit to himself or anybody else.
Heaven help the woman who marries him!
Somebody says. "Oh. I don't like these
self conceited folks!" My friend, sell-con
ceit and self confidence are two qualities
as different as light and darkness; and
though the self-conceited man may not be
the most agreeable of companions, we in
finitely prefer him to the creeping, cring
mcr. craven spirited fellow who is never
ready lor an emergency, ana wno, nice
Uriah Heep, spends bis life in trying to be
"umble." The man who says "I will do
it!" who says it from his heart, and means
it. too who bends his whole energy to
the work, almost always accomplishes it
and then people call him lucky and suc
cessful, and all that sort of thing, when in
fact, his luck has been brought about by
his own persevering euons ana oy nis con
fidence in himself, f ortune detests cow
ardice; and the man who will not be con
quered by trines is ner prime iavonte.
If you think you have a great
manv friends, rest satisfied with your per
haps well-founded opinion, but don't put
the matter to the test by trying to borrow
money of them.
New Jersey School. Teachers. . ;
It is fashionable to speak of the South
as being the home of ignorance. The fol
lowing from th Educational Visitor, of
Philadelphia, shows that want of knowl
edge, is a disease not confined to south
ot the Potomac. It is worth while, too, to
observe that New Jersey is a brag educa
tional State. It spends $1,742,198 for
publio schools, and out of 1,131,116 popu
lation has only . 53,249 persons over ten
years ot age who cannot read and write;
and as we lately remarked, these were
probably born blind. Certainly our North
Carolina teachers may take heart. Says
me jutucationai visitor:
"A significant comment upon the capaci
t.tPB nf TYtQYIV taQliaia AAmna fsvm .
I "" J wwwuv.b vviuto iiuu.-
N. J., where applicants fomositions nAheKrf'0. .. wsr tyVvt
public schools have just been examined.
A dozen would be teachers presented them-
1 . . - ' . m ...
Rr.hnnl. r..v int v,- SvJtwZA 1
tseives at one lime, ine committee pro-
ceeaea to examine tnem all. There were
several positions vacant, and it was hoped
that out of the dozen a sufficient number
would 'pass' to fill the positions. The
examination was one eminently practical,
as oaly primary grade certificates were
needed in only four or five elementary
studies. The result was anything but
satisfactory. Twenty-five words - were
given out to be spelled. They were all of
them practical and in common use every
day. One applicant spelled two correctly
out of the twenty-five, another spelled
three, one or two only spelled nearly all,
but noue spelled every one. ,'Managery,'
Numonia,' 'Paralel,' 'Nitch,' 'Belleta,'
'Mischieious,' 'Croqua,' 'Schoharry'
tnese are some oi tne specimen words as
copied from the examination papers them
selves. The committee on teachers insists
that a candidate must receive at least 70
per cent. only five reached this standard
in spelling. Yet the ones who were most
deficient thought they could get along if
the committee would 'only give them a
chance.' In geography the examination
showed up several candidates in a light
that would have been comical under
different circumstances. The questions
and answers were both written. Here is
a specimen :
Question "Name several of the seaport
towns ot the United btates.
Answer "New York, Massachusetts,
Maine and Florida."
Question "How would you go from
Philadelphia to Vienna by water ?"
Answer "Delaware River, Delaware
Bay, Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico,
These are actual, written, bona -fide an
wers of applicants for positions as teach
ers, in all the other studies in which the
candidates were examined there was shown
that same lack of competency, and out of
the twelve candidates only a small propor
tion received the required per cent, in all
Sleeping on the Wall Side.
A physician was lately called to pre
scribe for a young lady who lives in
one of the most charming villas in Learned
"Nothing the matter with her," she de
clared, "nothing but terrible headaches."
Every morning she woke with a head
ache, and it lasted nearly half the day.
t had been going on for months ever
since they moved into their new house.
The old doctor tried all the old remedies
and they all failed. Riding and archery
were faithfully tested, study and practice
were cheeriully given up. Nothing did
"Will you let me see your bedroom T
asked the doctor one day, and he was
shown up into the prettiest little nest
Nothing wrong about the ventilation.
The windows were high and broad left
open every night, the patient said. The
bed stood in one corner against the wall.
"How do you sleep ?" says the doc
"On my right side at the back of the
bed. with my face to the wall. Lou likes
the front best."
"The dickens she does I" says the doc
tor. "So do 1. Will you do me the favor
to wheel the bed into the middle of the
room, and sleep so for a week ? Then let
me know about the headaches."
Doctors are so absurd ! The middle of
the room indeed ! And there were the
windows on one side, and the two doors on
the two other sides, and the mantle with
its Macrame lambrequin on the fourth side.
There was no place for the bed but just
where it stood, in the corner.
"Never mind ! Sacrifice your lambre
quin," urged the doctor "just for a week
The lambrequin was sacrificed, and the
bed moved where it bad free air on both
sides, and the headaches disappeared.
It may be only an exceptionally deli
cate system that would be induced to
actual headache by breathing all night
the reflected air from a wall. Yet possibly
some of the morning dulness we know ot
may be traceable to a like cause. At any
rate, plenty ot breathing space around a
bed can only be an advantage to everybody.
Advice to Telemachus.
You want to know, do you not, my son,
why it is that with all your management,
you can't live on your salary, and are al
ways in debt at the end of the year? Well
I will tell you, my dear Telemachus, why
it is, and it won't cost you a dollar for the
information. It's" because you're trying
to have a $1,200 time on a $900 salary,
and it can't be did. Older men than you
have tried it, and failed right along. A
1600 boarding house and a $300 livery
stable just exactly cuts the last coupon off
your salary, and then bow does tne man
who makes your clothes expect to get
anything out of you is more than you can
tell him. Yours is a very simple case, my
dear, and you can apply the remedies
yourself and perform the necessary opera
tion without the presence of a consulting
surgeon. "Will it hurt?" My poor boy,
you can bet your last bottom dollar that
it will hurt. It will make you squirm a
thousand times a day until you get out of
debt, and then you will feel as though you
were in Paradise. Begin treatment at
once; the longer you wait the worse your
case will be and the more you'l, dread it.
The Danger of Destroying Forests Trees.
'Attention is being . directed to the ef
fects following the ' destruction of forests
in different parts of ' the Union. The
Governor of New York refers, in his mes
sage, to the. denudation of northern New
York, and expresses apprehension that
unless tne evil oe arrested very grave
consequences will ensue. " He remarks
that the Adirondack region is the natural
and principal water-shed of important
? t-i - r t .
navigaoie waters, ana, n it oe aivesiea
of its timber, imminent danger will threat
en. The rain-falls will diminish, the
springs and streams fail, and unaccount
able loss ensue to interests not immediate
ly located in that part of the State.
And the JSatwn, in a recent number ;
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insisting mat the policy , of the govern
ment in protecting timber has had a most
deplorable result in hastening the destruc-
tion of our timber. It sees in the disap
pearance ot our lorests only evil, since
their influence upon climate and rain-fall
is at once marked and beneficial for the
purposes of agriculture. The action is to
break the force of the winds and prevent
a too rapid drying of the soil ; while a
resulting influence is to furnish moisture
for moderate rains in season. Destroy the
lorests and the western gales will sweep
over the central portions of the contiuent,
absorbing the humidity and leaving the
earth parched and incapable of production.
And when the winds are surcharged with
moisture, storms will come with great
rain-fall, working even greater devastation
than the terrible drought.
It is estimated that the once suberb
forests of Minnesota will be exhausted in
a dozen years, and mat, tne J? lorida sup
ply will not last more than thirty. In
California the destruction of the trees has
been so reckless that over great tracts of
land the soil, stripped of its natural pro
tection, is burned by the sun and powdered
by the wind into a hopeless desert. .
We here cannot be too mindful of these
consequences, nor too careful in avoiding
them by preserving the timber trees that
are so valuable to us in every point ot
view. The time will come when the tim
ber of North Carolina will be a source of
incalculable wealth, and by nursing it and
preventing its rapid destruction we will
avoid the dangers adverted to and secure
better prices with every decade that it
One of the most beautiful sights in the
world is to see a boy treat his mother with
respect and affection, lbe difference be
tween French and American youths in this
respect is thus described in Amenities of
From the cradle to the grave a French
son has one duty, one anection, which is
paramount to all others that is, his love
lor his mother. As a child, as a boy, he
treats her with perfect respect and obedi
ence. As a young man. he delights to
send her flowers, to take her to the theaters
and cafes. It is a common sight in Paris
to see a young man with a gray-haired
woman at the public galleries and places
of amusement, apparently perfectly happy
with each other, the young man studying
to make his mother comfortable and amus
ed. Ulten, in leaving it ranee, a young
man asks of his family the privilege of
taking his mother with him as his "guide,
philosopher and friend." Before his mar
riage is arranged, she is his constant com
panion and bis best adviser. Never until
death separates them does he fail in his
duty towards her; and, after that event
has closed this sweet, dutiful history, he
keeps the anniversary of her death as his
most sacred dav. and visits her errave
with his children to dress it with flowers
An American young man of even the
kindest heart and manners seldom treats
his mother with much outward attention.
He may. if necessary, work for her ; he
would be shocked if he heard that he had
been guilty of any neglect of even the
most remote duty to her ; but he give her
no small attentions, such as sending her
flowers, helping her to her carriage, greet-
ing her in the morning, taking her to the
theater or for a drive. Nothing is so rare
as to see a young American gentleman in
attendance upon bis mother, liven bis
manner of speaking to her is harsh , and
impolite. He goes to her for money, if
his father does not give it to him, but he is
very indifferent as to his manner of asking
for it; he is full of reproaches if she does
not give it to bim.
Fear of Disease. It is said that while
the plague was raging in Buenos Ayres,
the grave-diggers bore charmed lives. Of
the three hundred men so employed, not
one died of the disease. It has often been
noticed that during the prevalence of pes
tilential diseases, physicians, undertakers,
nurses and grave-diggers, whose business
compelled constant liability to infection,
have usually escaped in a far greater ratio
than their numbers would warrant. The
"charm" of this immunity from the prevail
ing scourage is very simple, ihey are
not scared. They are positive to the dis
ease, and repel its attacks. Jear is a
err eat ally of death. Whoever is afraid of
disease is in a negative condition and real
ly invites its approach. And thus it is
the world over. The brave die but once,
while cowards die many times. Much un
necessary alarm exists in every community
in regard to many diseases. We are, it is
true, all liable to sickness and death. But
if we are all sober, cleanly and brave of
heart, we need have no fear of disease of
body or mind. Golden Ride.
22f It is not simply the mere fact of
possession that makes a man richer and
better, xou may hide a diamond in
field, and in some sense, the field becomes
richer; but bide a grain of wheat mere
until it multiplies an hundred fold, and
the field is, in every sense, richer and Pet -
ter. A man who meets a mend, who cans
iortn nis oetter iacuivieo, is nvuer uu uci.-
ter therefor. The same is true in regard
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to a country's life. Let a ship laden with
gold and costly gems drift upon the shore,
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and that land Decomes weaitnier, dui is it
richer in the best sense? Certainly not.
It is only when some hand delves into its
mountain ana reveais hb umuvu wcuiu,
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or some great emergency reveais toe
capabilities of its citizens, does it become
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I : ; k Literary uunosity. . . r
Adam At water's Achievements and Ad- -
--: - A ventures. . . .
Almost an age ago, abode at.Andover, ,
Adam .At water. Avocation,, an artist.
Able ard accomplished, active and ambi-
tions, all admired Adam. ' An adept at al
most anything, Adam also acted as an as- 1
siatant at an academy, affording aid at
arithmetic, algebra, astronomy, and-so- ;
forth, Adam's affluent Aunt Almira also
abode at Andover, and although austere
and arbitrary, and an aristocrat,' appro- ;
ciated Adam's astonishing achievements, :
and abundantly administered aid, assign
ing an annual allowance. Achsah. Ashley,
anxious and aimless, artful and audacious, .
attended acadamy,' and after awhile at-
tempted attracting and alluring Adam,!
appearing awfully affectionate, assuming
affecting attitudes, altogether acting
abominably. - Adam, already afhanced,
avoided all Achsah's advances, and al
though annoyed, assiduously attended ac
customed a vocations. Again and again
Achsah attempted alienating Adam's af
fections. Adam, always affable andamia- ,
ble, adverse at avenging an affront, and
anxiously avoiding an altercation, asked
an absence, and about autumn,' abruptly 4
absconded. Arriving at Australia after
awhile, Adam attempted agriculture.
Also acted as attorney, amicably adjust
ing all annoyances and animosities among '
Australians. Achsah, ascertaining about '
Adams's apsence, appeared abstracted and
actually ate arsenic, and awaited angel's .
apparel. Anon, acute, ague, and a6thma
attacked, and almost annihilated, Adam.
Anxious Australians attended and admin- '
istered alleviations and anodynes. Alas!
Alas! athletic Adam! An alien and alone,
altered and aged amazingly, appetite
abating, abject, actually asking alms, and
anxious about affianced and Aunt Almira,
Adam's aspect appeared alarming. After
awhile, American atmosphere alluring, an
accommodating Australian accompanied
Adam across Asia, across Atlantic, arriv
ing about April at Andover, at Aunt Al
mira's abode, attenuated and almost an
apparition. Able allopaths advised ale,
alcohol and active astringents. Arabella
Allen, an authoress and Adam's affinity,
awe-struck and appalled, also attentively
afforded aid. Adam acquiesced amiably.
After awhile, ate apples, apricots, aspara
gus and-so-fortb, albeit ate abstemiously.
Afflicted and ailing, Adam assayed annull
ing alliance. Arabella, artless and amia
ble as an angel, avowing allegiance, an
swered. "Away all absurd arguments!
Absence and afflictions abate affection?
All apologies avaunt!" "Angelic Ara
bella, answered Adam, "always admired
and adored above all, amid all ar-dent ad
mirers accept Adam and Adam's aches and
ails?" "Aye, aye! assuredly!" assented
Arabella. "Amen," amusingly answered
Adam. Accordingly, another autumn,
Aunt Almira aiding, abetting and accel
erating arrangements, Adam and Arabel
la, at an alter, acknowledged allegiance,
and afterward, ailments arrested and
appetite augmented, art again absorbed
all Adam's attention, and although an
amateur, after awhile attained as an ap
pellation "another Angelo." Arabella, as
an authoress, also acquired applause and
approbation. As age advanced, Aunt Al
mira, ailing and apprehending apoplexy,
adopted Arabella and Adam, and affluence
accumulating, authorized Adam acting
as agent at adjusting affairs, altogether an
agreeable arrangement all around. Ara
bella, at articles and anecdotes, amused
Aunt Almira, Adam also adding at-times
an Australian adventure, and amid admir
ing associates and agreeable acquaintan.
ces, aunt, artist and authoress alike abode
I amicably and affectionally alongtime at
An Apendix. All alliterations appear
absurd and admit apologies. Adjectives
and adverbs are abused atrociously.
Anomalies abound and are allowable
among all able authors. Adieu.
I never saw a garment too fine for man
or maid; there never was a chair too good
for a cobbler or a cooper or a king ' to sit
in ; never a house too fine to shelter the
human head. These elements about us,
the glorious stars, the imperial sun, are not
too good for the human race. Elegance
fits man. But do we not value these tools
a little more than they are worth, and
mortgage a house for the mahogany we
bring into it ? I had rather eat my dinner
off the head of a barrel, or dress after the
fashion of John the Baptist in the wilder
ness. or sit on a block all my life, than
consume all myself before I got to a home,
and take so much pains with the outside
when the inside was as hollow as an empty
nut. Beauty is a great thing, but beauty
of garment, house and furniture are tawdry
ornaments compared with domestic love.
All the elegance in the world will not
make a home, and I would give more for a
spoonful of real hearty love than for whole
ship-loads of furniture and all the gorge-
ousness all the upholsterers in the world
can gather. JJr. Holmes.
The Rig ht Kind of x Man. The
man who can stand in the breach of uni
versa) publio censure, with all the fashions
of opinion disgracing him in the thoughts
of the lookers on with the tide of obloquy
beating againit his breast; and the fingers
ot the mighty, combined many pointing
him to scorn nay, with the fury of a
drunken rabble threatening him with in
stant death and worse than all, having
no present friend to whisper a word of de
fense r palliation in his behalf to his re
vilers but bravely giving his naked head
to the storm, because he knows himself to
I be virtuous in bis purpose the man shall
I come forth from the fiery ordeal like tried
a i gold; philosophy shall embalm bis name
I in her richest unction, history shall' give
i bim a place on her brightest page, and old,
I yes hoary, far-off posterity shall remem-
1 ber him as of yesterday.
i m a i tu:i- jiv:
i as piauu icsuuer in x uuuetuui
has for years studied the anatomy of the
I hand with a view to discover why it is s
I much more difficult to raise the third fin-
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i ger oi tne nana sdovo tne Keys oi tne
I piano than the other fingers. He thinks
I if he cuts a cord attached to that finger,
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i wuwu is wnunui; iu mo oiucib, iu uiui-
I i. ?ni.- j a i i ia a
i cuiiy win oe removea, ana ne nas inuueeu
I a pupil to submit to the operation, whieh
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