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OLD SERIES: VOLUME XXXIV.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.,. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1885.
New Seeds VOLUME XVI. NUMBER 753
Charlotte Home - Democrat,
Published every Fbiday by
YATES & STRONG.
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
T O. SMITH & CO.,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
J. P. McCOMBS, M. DM
Offers his professional services to the citizens of
Charlotte and surrounding country. All calls,
both night and day, promptly attended to.
OiHce in Brown's building, up stairs, opposite
Jan. 1, 18S5.
L. R. WRISTON,
DRUGGIST, Charlotte, N. C,
Dealer it. Drugs of the best qunlity, Paints, Oils,
Dye Stuffs, Combs, Brushes, &c. Everything
usually found in a Drug Store will be sold at sat
Irwin's Old Corner on Independence Square.
Jan. 25, 1884.
A. BURWELL. P. D. WALKER.
BURWELL & WALKER,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts,
dp" Office in Law Building.
HUGH W. HARRIS,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts.
Special attention given to collections.
Office adjoining Court House.
Oct. 17, 1884. y
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
Will practice in all the Courts of this State.
Prompt attention given to collections.
Nov. 7, 1884. tf
W. P. BYNUM. W. P. BYNUM, JR. BARTLETT BHIPP
BYNUMS & SHIPP,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,
Charlotte, N. C.
W Practice in State and Federal Courts.
Office in Harty Building, next to Court House.
March 13, 1885.
F. I. OSBOKNE. W. C. MAXWELL.
OSBORNE & MAXWELL,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts.
tW Offices 1 and 3 Law Building.
July 3, 1885. 6m
DR. M. A. BLAND.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Office in Brown's building, opposite Charlotte
Gas used for the painless extraction of teeth.
Feb. 15. 1884.
DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Practice Limited to the
EYE, EAR AND THROAT.
Jan. 1, 1884. I
HOFFMAN & ALEXANDERS,
CHARLOTTE, N . C .
OQlce over A. R. Nisbet & Bro's store. Office
hours from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M.
Dec. 14, 1883.
W. H. FARRIOR,
Practical Watch-Dealer and Jeweler.
Charlotte. N. C.
Keeps a full stock of handsome Jewelry, and
Clo2ks. Spectacles, etc., which I will sell at a
Repairing of Jeweliy, Watches, Clocks, &c,
done promptly, and satisfsction assured.
tSTStore next to Spring's corner building.
July 1, 1884.
SPRINGS & BURWELL,
Grocers and Provision Dealers,
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
Have always in stock Coffee, Sugar, Molasses,
Syrups, Mackerel, Soaps, Starch, Meat, Lard,
Hams, Flour, Grass Seeds, Plows, &c, which we
oner to both the Wholesale and Retail trade.
All are invited to try us, from the smallest to the
Jan. 1, 1884.
R. A. LEK.
R. A. LEE & CO.,
in the Chambers Livery Stable Building,
Sellers will do well to see us. If we do not buy
1 1,: i t 1 .
our iasi uiu suau oe tue value of the cotton.
Jan. 30, 1885.
A. HALES & SON,
ClIARLOTTK, N. C.
Go to Hales' Ntcw
T'P.VVU'.r.lJ V cunnTj . ..
r-N ., A j unr, ior me
; cesi uooas at lowest prjpes.
Next to A. R. Nisbet & Bro.,
and T. L. Seigle.
Repairing fine Watches a specialty.
Jan. 1, 1835.
Corner Trade and College Sts., up Stairs.
CHARLOTTE, N. 0.
Oct. 14, 1884.
$3gT President McConnico, of the
North, Central and South American Ex
position at New Orleans, announces that
the management has designated Monday,
December 2P. 1885, as American press
day, and pr ,es to make it a great first
meeting of i.i'ists of the three Ameri
cas. Representative editors of Mexico,
the fifteen sister repoblica of Central and
South America, the empire of Brazil, the
Dominion of Canada and the United
States have been invited to participate in
the ceremonies of that occasion.
By virtue of a Mortgage Deed executed to me
by Wiley Rudisill and wife, recorded in Book
33, page 196, I will sell by public auction at the
Court House door in the city of Charlotte, N. C;
on Monday, 28th day of December, 1885, the
Tract of LAND adjoining lands of 8. H. Hilton
and others, and particularly described in said
Mortgage, containing about 76 Acres, to satisfy
the debt secured by said Mortgage. Terms,
MARY E. WRISTON,
Dec. 4, 1885. 4w Mortgagee.
Under an Order of the Superior Court of
Union county, I will sell at the Court House door
in Charlotte, on Monday the 4th day of January,
1886, the Lot of LAND known as Lot Number
1 of the "Erwin Land," bid of! at the former
sale by T. H. Hoover, containing 18 Acres.
This sale is made under a Decree of the Superior
Court of Union county.
F. LEE ERWIN,
Dec. 4, 1885. 5w' Commissioner.
By virtue of a Mortgage made to me by W. Si
P. Hunter and wife, and recorded in Book 31,
page 350, I will sell at public auction, at the
Court House in Charlotte, on Monday, the 28th
day of December, 1885, at 12 o'clock M., one
Tract of LAND in Mallard Creek Township,
adjoining the lands of J. H. Garrison and others,
containing twenty-teven Acres. Terms, Cash.,
J. M. DAVIS,
Nov. 27. 1885. 5w Mortgagee
SALE OF LAND.
By authority of a Decree of the Superior
Court for Mecklenburg county, I will sell at the!
Court House door, in Charlotte, on Monday the
14th day of December, 1885, a Tract of LAND:
lying in Paw Creek Township, on the Carolina
Central Railroad, joining lands of W. P. Hipp
and others, known as the '"Rhyne Place," con-'
taning 19 Acres. There is an excellent Dwelling
House on the place and first-class Out-buildings,
Orchard, Well, &c.
HUGH T. RHYNE,
Administrator of J. M. Kerns.
Nov. 20, 1885. 4w
'To Persons wishing to Invest
I offer my services and will purchase
BEARING ORANGE GROVES,
Or locate State or United States Lands.
These Lands at $1.25 per Acre will pav a
larger profit than anything now before the pub
lic. The enormous emigration still continues.
and Railroads are penetrating every county.
South Florida has climatio advantages poeooeuod
by no other State or Territory, and is bound,
soon, to become the garden of the United States.
R. F. DAVIDSON,
Crescent City, Putnam Co., Florida.
Dec. 4, 1885. 4m
By virtue of a Decree of the Superior Court of
Mecklenburg county. N. C. I will, on Tuesday,
December 15th, 1885, sell, at the Court House
door in Charlotte, N. C, at public auction, to the
highest bidder, that valuable Tract of LAND
lying in said county of Mecklenburg, adjoining
the lands of Dr. J. T. Kell, G. C. Morris, Mrs
Matthews, D. S. CoSey, Henry Bryant and oth
ers, known as the A. J. Dunn or Jas. H. Mor
rison Tract, and containing two hundred and
five Acres (205 Acres), more or less.
Terms of sale Fifteen per cent of the pur
chase money to be paid in cash on the day of
sale, and the balance to be secured by bond with
approved security, bearing interest from the day
of sale, and to be due and payable twelve months
after date of sale. Title to be retained till the
whole of purchase money is paid.
11. Al. HOLSTUJN,
Nov. 20, 1885. 4w Commissioner.
PLANTATION FOR SALE,
pnta:n:ncr 75 Acres of snlendid Land, with
Dwelling House and out-Dunaings gooa Douom
Land and 25 acres of heavily timbered Land
situated partly in Steel Creek and Berryhill
Townships. Offered at private sale. Apply to
J. M. STRONG,
. Box 10, Charlotte P. O.
Dec. 4, 1885. 3wpd
LAND FOR SALE.
I offer for sale a Tract of LAND containing
Fifty-three Acres, lying in Long Creek Town-
sh n. 12 mi es nortn or unanotte. aoioinine uie
lands 01 tne juopeweii jrarsonage, u. ix. iiuaun
. m r-r 1 1 T- T A 1ST 11-.
The Land is well adapted to the cultivation of
cotton, grain, etc. Aoout au acres in cuiuvauon,
balance in original ioresi. xweuing txuusc,
Barn and Well of Water on the premises.
For terms, price, &c, apply to
JOHN W. MOORE.
1 Huntersville P. O., Aug 28. tf. Agent
Valuable Mill Property
T mill coll at nrivatA snip At m v residence four
miles from ' Charlotte, the following valuable
Mill Property, viz: A good Wheat and Corn
Afni Mndnnprv all new: one Cotton Gin and
Screw, all new, and runs Dy water zi ieei
For particulars inquire of
I. N. ALEXANDER, Sr.
iorw o nnml twn.linrsp "FARM of 74 Acres.
XXI JV j t jUWV. w - ,
at the 8aue place, all good Land and easy of cul
tivation. A good new J! raine xsweiung, xarn
and two Tenant Houses.
For particulars inquire of
Oct. 16, 1885. tf
11 1 .l.!mi amtlnat h Estate
All perauus iibtiu vi"" "o . .
. nt o:nn. aAoonoi n hprphv notified to
Ol J. UJ.. omuci, utvvoou, j .
nronerlv attested, on or
I Wa th 15th dftv of November, looo. All
persons indebted to the Estate are requested to
mase immediate paying TVQmr
Jf. At Ai t
Nov. 13, 1885. 6w Administrator
Having received letters of Administration on
I the .Estate 01 juuu a.. vuuv, .
nereoy uuiujr v.o"- . o - , .
i said Estate to present them to me, duly attested,
1 .: -11 nomnna hovinor riaims HltllUSk
on or oeio-re iuc ""j . .
All persons indebted to said JSstate are requesicu
to make immediate payment w u,r.
Nov. 13 1885. 6w Public Administrator
All parties indebted to A. R. NISBET
BRO., and A. R. & W. B. NISBET. are re
quested to call and settle at once. -Tro J,
The President's Generosity. j
A lawyer friend of President Cleve--land's
from Buffalo gives me some inter-
eating gossip about
him. Said be:
$100,000, and he owns considerable real
estate in Buffalo which is fast growing in
value. He made about $25,000 a year at
his practice before he got . into politics.1
He is not an extravagant man in any of
his tastes, aiid. has never been . so. He
had a class of cases at Buffalo which paid
well, and he was often the counsel for cor
porations in big cases. While be was
Governor of New York . he gave away;
the whole of his salary in charity, save
that which he used for bis personal ex-!
penses and for the support of bis mother.1
I have, seen roauy ; instances .of. his
charity... One night I , was with him in
his private offioe at the, Albany,. Capitol.:
t w: After he ( bad been. elected presi
dent. He was opening his mail, and many)
of the letters contained requests for alms.
1 saw Gov, Cleveland answer iullv a hall
dozen of these by enclosing $5, $10, and
at one time a $20 bill in an envelope with
a kind word, and sending it to the beg
gar. One case was especially . touching.
t was that oi an old man in southern New
York who had lost his horse by death.
Ele had a little garden . patch of a farm,
and this horse was his sole means of mak
ing a livelihood upon it. He had raised
some money by contributions: from his
neighbors, but still lacked enough by $20
to bay the horse, whioh was to serve as
the support of himself and his gray-haired
wife, borne of bis neighbors bad beard
of Cleveland's charity, and had suggested
that he write to him and ask him to help
him. From the tenor of the letter you
could see that the old man was very
proud of its composition and hand writing.
He said that he had written it himself with
his own band, and tne appeal inrougnout
wasthatofa simple-minded, unsophisti
cated, childlike person. Cleveland's eyes
filled with tears as he read it, and he put
a twenty-dollar bill in an envelope and
sent it to him with a few kind words. 1
have no doubt," concluded this man, "but
that President Cleveland is giving away
a great deal of bis salary, in charity. If
he does so you may be sure that no one
outside-of the White House will know
SSIT The difficulty of judging a horse
by its looks was illustrated , a tew- years
ago in Philadelphia. Uoldsmitn Maid, at
the height of her glory, for a joke, was
taken from her quarters through a back
street, led to a public place and put up at
auction, the spectators bidding in good
aith until the price was run up to $34,
when some one connected with the stable
bid $35, the hammer fell and she was led
All persons bavin? claims against the Estate
of James S. Kirksey, deceased, are hereby noti
fied to present the same to the undersigned for
payment on or before November 20th, 1886, or
this notice will be pleaded in bar of Banie. All
persons indebted to the estate are requested to
settle at once.
J. N. BLTTHE,
Executor of Estate of J. S. Kirksey, dee'd
Nov. 6, 1885. 6w
JERSEYS !JERSEYS ! !
Elias & Cohen
Have just received a large Btock of Jerseys, all
qualities and prices.,
. Also, Ladies' and Gents'
Woolen Underwear. Blankets
Give us a call.
ELIAS & COHEN.
Dec. 4,1885. ' "
Rubber and Leather Belting.
Just received, a large lot of Rubber Belting of
all sizes. We warrant every foot we. sell and
guarantee our prices against any bouse south 01
Baltimore. - -: -:
HAMMOND & JUSTICE.
Oct. 9, 1885.
, NEW MILLINERY.
I have just returned . from New York with
Call and see the lew prices at which we ofler
Oct 2, 1885. f ,: : m .-
Office County Board of Education, )
Charlotte, Nov. 21, 1885. J
Ordered by the Board of Education of Meck
lenburg countv that the Countv Treasurer Bhall
pav no orders for the building of School Houses,
or in payment of Teachers' salaries, prior to 21st
of November, unless the same shall be signed by
the old committee in the Districts in which sucu
Houses have been built or Schools taught, and
the same be endorsed by this Board.
S. W. REID, Chairman.
Dec. 4.1885. - 2w
We are headquarters for these Goods. Have
just opened up the finest and most complete line
of sporting Uoods ever brougnt to nua marxei.
Double and Single Breech Loading Shot Guns,
all grades. .London Jrme Twist Muzzie ljoaa-
ins uuns. tfreecn Xioaamf xunes, m eraues
Paper and Brass SheUs. Breech Loading Imple
ments, Shot Pouches .and Belts, Powder Flasks,
&c, &c. .
We guarantee our retail prices on these Goods
against New York or Baltimore. Call and be
HAMMOND & JUSTICE.
Oct 16, 1885. .
! Tin - Ware,1 Stoves, &e.4
A. A. GASTON
Has again begun business at his Old Stand tinder
the Central Hotel, Trade Street.
He asks a share of patronage from the
Please give me a call for such things as you
may want in my line- '
J A. A. GASTON,
Julv 10. 1885. Charlotte
, . Pure Reliable Drugs
At WILDER'S Drug. Store.
An assortment not to be excelled in quality
and prices anywhere.
In fact everything kept in a first class Drug
Store can be found in this establishment. ' Give
us a call. ... . ' '
: : : H. M. WILDER,
Cor. Trade and College Sts., Charlotte, N. C.
! ' , New Stimulants.
The case of a physician who has become
insane from: the habitual use of cocaine is
reported from Chicago.. He has grown
to be a slave to the stimulant, which has
utterly perverted him morally and intel
lectually, and in that .condition he . has
seriously impaired, if not actually ruined,
the constitutions of his ; wife and chil
dren by mad experiments on them with
the drag.. . ;
The victims to this new . stimulant are
probably not many as yet, for its effects
have , only lately been brought to the
knowledge of the public, but experience
warns us that .their number is likely to
steadily and greatly ; increase. The vice
of opium eating, of morphine injection,
and of opium - smoking -has spread over
the country during , the last generation
with astonishing rapidity, and the de
mand for stimulants which shall take the
place of discarded alcohol, or whioh shall
counteract the nervous depression caused
by alcohol, was never so great as it is
to-day. . .
. The soda fountain in every apothecary
shop is now. surrounded by bottles con
taining preparations especially intended
to act on the nerves, and men and women
are calling for them the day through, and
drinking them as formerly they drank
soda and seltzer. When a new stimulant
comes into vogue among medical men, it
ib soon introduced in some more or less
disguised and diluted form as a popular
beverage, and even the barrooms, not to
be outdone by the apothecary shops, are
beginning to supply these stimulants to
topers whose nerves have been broken
down by alcohol.
Of late a particular drink, which, very
probably, is a decoction of coca, has
prung into wide ' popularity in New
England, and already has been intro
duced into New York, where, we are told,
the demand for it is rapidly increasing.
People are attracted to it because of the
claim of its manufacturer that his stuff
will set them up nervously, and supply
the place of alcoholic stimulants.
But the man who tjives up alcohol to
acquire the habit of dependence on these
drags may be running from the bad to
the worse. The one slavery may be mild
compared ' with the other, and he who
thinks he is using an innocent beverage,
against which the moral reformer has no
argument, may nnd eventually that be is
the victim of a vice far more destructive
than the vice of alcoholic intemperance.
He keeps himself in a state which is no
more normal man that 01 the drunkard
for whom he has so great an aversion.
I he radical temperance reformers of
the future, therefore, may turn their at
tention from the rum shop to the apothe
cary shop when they are trying to re
move from men and women, the tempta
tion to ruinous indulgence in stimulants.
f iwonle are driven awav from alcohol.
may they not fly to beverages which are
still more pernicious? However that
may be, the habitual use of drugs as
stimulants seems to be increasing at an
alarming rate. iV. Y. Sun.
' , How to Barn Coal.
As winter is here, and as fuel is wasted
in the manner of replenishing coal fires,
both in furnaces and grates, it would be
well to try the following rale, copied
rom an exohange: They should be fed
with a little coal at a time, and often;
But servants,' to save time and trouble,'
put on a great deal at once, the first re
sult being that almost all the heat is ab
sorbed by the newly pat on coal, which
does not give out heat until it becomes
red hot. Hence for awhile the room is
cold, but wheu it becomes aglow the heat
is insufferable. The time to replenish a
fife is as soon as the coals begin to show
ashes on their surface; then put on merely
enough to show a layer of ' black coal on
the red. This will soon kindle, and as
there is not much of it, an excess of heat
will not be given out. Many also put out
the fire by stirring the grate as soon as
fresh coal is put on, thus leaving all heat
in the ashes, when it should be sent to the
supply of coal. The time to stir the fire
is just when the new coal is well kindled.
This method of managing a coal fire is
troublesome, bat it saves fuel, gives more
uniform heat, and prevents the discomfort
of alterations of heat and cold above re
A gentleman who was visiting
some of the public schools in a Tex as town
atked a bright looking boy : :
"What profit is there in the study of
ancieut history ?"
"About fifty cents, I reckon," was the
"Well the teacher makes us buy the
books of him. and we have to pay a dol
lar. I think he gets them for fifty cents
apiece; so he has a clear profit of fifty
cents, according to my calculation."
Pay of County Commissioners.
State of North Carolina, Mecklenburg Go.
I. J. W. Cobb. Clerk of the Board of Com
missioners of said County, do hereby certify that
the following compensation was audited ny saia
Board to the members tnereot severally :
T. L. Vail, chairman. 29 days from Dec 1st
1884, . to Nov. 4th, 1885, inclusive, $4 per day
J. L. Brown, 22 days from Dec. Is: 1884, to May
fith. 1885. inclusive, $2 per day. ftl
R. M, Oatea, 20 days from Dec. 1st, 1S84, to May
5th. 1885. inclusive, S2 per day, 40.
J. R. Morris, 19 days from Dec. 1st, 1884, to
July 14th, 1885, inclusive, 3 per day, f 38, and
160 miles travel, o cts. per mue, $ 3 o,
P. Lee Erwin. 20 days from Dec 1st. 1884, to
Sept. 8th, 1885, inclusive, $2 per day, $40. and
220 miles travel, 0 cts per mile, fll sol.
8. H. Hilton, 13 days from June 2d, 1885, to
Nov. 4th, 1885, inclusive, 3 per day, $36, and
86 miles travel, 5 cts per mile, $1.80 $27 80.
J. M. Wilson, 8 days from July 6lh, 1885, to
Sept. 8th, 1885, inclusive, $2 per day, $16, and
88 miles travel, 5 cts per mile, $4.40 $20.40.
: ; J. W. COBB,
Clerk Board County Commissioners.
. Dec 4, 1885. : : .
Z Surgical Instruments. .
To supply a need long felt by the Medical
Profession of this section, we have now and will
keep constantly in stock, a full line of SURGI
CAL INSTRUMENTS, which we warrant.
We are also prepared to give ' any and all dis?
eounls in any of the T$ew York Instrument Cata
logues. Give na a call.
6 EH. JORDAN & CO.,
" Nov. 13,1885. - Druggists, Springs' Corner.
A Desertion Justified.
At a recent political gathering in Tns-
cumbia, Ala., General Calien A. Battle re-
ated the following touching story in the
course of his speech : Daring the winter
of 1863-64 it was my fortune to be presi
dent of one of the courts-martial of the
Army of Northern Virginia. One bleak
December morning, while the snow cov
ered the ground and the wind howled
around our camp, I left my bivouac fire to
attend the session of court. Winding for
miles along uncertain paths, I at length
arrived at the court ground, at Round
Oak church. Day after day it had been
our duty to try the soldiers of that army,
charged with violation of military laws;
but never had 1 on any previous occasion
been greeted by such anxious spectators
as on that morning awaited the opening
of court. Caee after case was disposed
of, and at length the ca6e.of the Confed
erate Slates vs. Edward Cooper was called
cnarge, uesertion. A low murmur rose
spontaneously from the battle-scarred
spectators as the young artillery-man
arose from the prisoners' bench, and in
response to tbe question, "(iuilty or' not
guilty ?" answered, "Not guilty."
lbe judge-advocate was proceeding to
open tbe proeecutiou when the court, ob
serving that tbe prisoner was unattended
by counsel, interposed and inquired of
the accused, "Who is your counsel ?" He
replied: "I have no counsel." Supposing
that it was his purpose to represent him
self before the court, the iudge-advocate
was instructed to proceed. Every charge
and specification against the prisoner was
sustained. The prisoner was then told to
ntroduce his witnesses. He replied : "I
have no witnesses. Astonished at tbe
calmness with which he seemed to be
suDmiiting to what be regarded as in
evitable fate, I said to him, "Have you no
defence? Is it possible that you aban-
aoned your comrades and deserted your
colors in the presence of the enemy with
out any reason ?" He replied : "There
s a reason, but it will not avail me be
fore a military court." I said: "Perhaps
you are mistaken; you are charged with
the highest crime known to military law,
and it is your duty to make known the
causes that influenced your actions." For
the first time his manly form trembled
and his blue eyes swam in tears. Ap
proaching the president of the court he
ttrninntan a latrai a m t 1 v a a n I in z f
'lhere, General, is what did it." I opened
the letter, and in a moment my. eyes filled
with tears. It was passed from one to
auolher of the court until all had Been it,
and those stern warriors, who had passed
with Stonewall Jackson through a hun
dred battles, wept like little children.
Soon as I sufficiently recovered my self-
possession, I read the letter as the
defence of the prisoner. It was in the
proud of you; since your connection with
the Confederate army, I have been prouder
of you than ever before. I would not
have you do anything wrong for the world;
but before God, Jidward, unless you come
home, we must aie : lasi nigm 1 was
aroused by little Eddie's crying. I called
and said, 'What is the matter, Eddie ?'
and be said : "Oh, mamma, I'm so hun
gry !' And Lucy, Edward, your darling
Luoy, she never complains, bat she grows
thinner and thinner every day. And, be
fore God, Edward, unless you come home
we must die. Your Maby."
Turning to tbe prisoner, I asked :
"What did you do when you received
this letter?" He replied : "I made appli
cation for a furlough, and it was rejected;
a third time I made application and it
was rejected; and that night, as I wan
dered backward and forward in the camp
thinking of my . home, the mild eye of
Lucy looking up to me, with and the burn
ing; words 01 Mary sinking in my brain, 1
was no longer tbe Confederate soldier, but
I was the father of Lucy and the husband
of Mary, and I would have passed thoBe
lines if every gun in the battery bad been
fired upon me. Mary ran out to meet me,
her angel arms embraced me, and she
whispered : . "Oh, Edward, I am so glad
you got your furlough!" She must have
felt me shudder, for she turned as pale as
death, and catching her breath at every
word, she said, "Have you come without
M ft -WTt t 1 V ' 1
your turiougn r un 1 juwaru, go d&ck j
go back ! Let me and the children go
down to tbe grave; but ob. lor beaven s
sake save the honor of our name !" And
here I am gentlemen, not brought here by
military power, bat in obedience to the
command of Mary, to abide the sentence
of your court."
Every officer of that' court martial felt
the force of the prisoner's words. Before
them stood, in beautific vision the eloquent
pleader for a husband's and a father's
wrongs; but they bad been trained by the
great leader Robert E. Lee to tread the
path of duty though the lightning flash
scorched the ground beneath their feet,
and each in bis term pronounced tbe ver
dict guilty. Fortunately for humanity,
fortunately lor tbe Confederacy, tbe pro
ceedings of the court were reviewed by
the commanding General, and upon the
record was written : "Headquarters,
A. N. V. Tbe finding ot tne court ap
proved. The prisoner is pardoned, and
will report to his company. li. E. Lee,
Are the offspring of short parents
Bhort, and do the children of tall persons
grow to be unusually tall ouch a ques
tion a Scotch scientist recently asked him
self, and he set to work to gather some
statistics of stature. His data consist of
tbe heights of 930 adults and of their
respective parents, 205 of each sex in num
ber, or, altogether, of 1,340 observations.
It was shown that the difference between
the heights of the two parents might be
disregarded, having on the whole an in
considerable effect on the height of the
offspring. It was also, shown that mar
riage selection takes little or no account
of sbortnees or tallness. The general re
sult was that where the mean height of
tbe two parents was greater than medi
crity, their children tend to be shorter
f3T" God helps those who help
Daniel Webster's knowledge of the Bible.
Though Webster's fame rests chiefly
upon bis oratoracle powers, he was re
markable, too, for his familiarity with the
Bible. In fact, his colleagues once nick
named him, the Bible Concordance of the
United States Senate. How he earned
this title, and how the Bible influenced
his literary style, is told by the Youth's
While a mere lad he read with such
power and expression that tbe passing
teamsters, who stopped to water their
horses, used to get "Webster's boy" to
come out beneath the shade of the trees
and read the Bible to them. Those who
heard Mr Webster, in later life, recite
passages from the Hebrew prophets and
Psalms, say that he held them spellbound,
while each passage, even tbe most famil
iar, came borne to them in anew meaning.
One gentleman says that he never received
such ideas of the majesty of God and the
dignity of man as he did one clear night
when Mr Webster, standing in the open
air, recited the eighth Psalm. ,
Webster's mother observed another old
fashion of New England in training her
son. . She encouraged him to memorize
such Scriptural passages as impressed
him. Tbe bov's retentive memorv. and
his sensitiveness to Bible metaphors and
to the rhythm of the English version,
stored his mind with Scripture. On one
occasion the teacher of the district school
offered a jack-knife to the boy who should
recite the greatest number of verses from
the Bible. When Webster's turn came,
he arose and reeled off bo many verses
that the master was forced to cry
"Enough." It was the mother's training
and the boy s delight in the idioms and
music ot King James version that made
him the "Biblical Concordance of the
But these two factors made him more
than a "concordance." The Hebrew
prophets inspired him to eloquent utter
ances. He listened to them, until their
vocabulary and idioms, as expressed in
King James' translations, became his
mother-tongue. Of his lofty utterances it
may be said, as Wordsworth said of Mil
ton s poetry, they are Hebrew in soul.?
Therefore they project themselves into the
The young man who would be a writer
that shall be read or an orator whom
people will hear, should study the English
Bible. Its singular beauty and great
power as literature, the thousand senti
ments and associations which use has
attached' to it have made it a mightier
force than any other book.
Lemons in Medicine and Cookery.
We know of a physician who used
lemon juice in a case of small-pox, the
only liquid given, and no other remedies.
In thirty-six hours the disease was- Under
complete control. And in nn wpfclr, was
Hot lemouade, with flaxseed simmered
in it for half an hour, then strained and
sweetened, is excellent tor a cold, out. as
it produces perspiration, it should be
taken only upon retiring. The white of
an egg beaten to a stiff froth and whip
ped up with the juice of a lemon, relieves
hoarseness and soreness of the chest at
once, taken by the teaspoonful halt
lbe juice ot two lemons taken in bait a
glass ot water before each meal is a power
ful remedy for rheumatism, and it is also
considered almost a specific for intermit'
ent fever. The juice of one lemon taken
three times a day in a cup of clear, strong
coffee, will often cure chills and fever,
when the disease is stubborn and unyield
ing to all other remedies.
Ihe pulp ot a lemon bound on for three
successive nights, is said to cure corns,
and a few pearl shirt buttons dissolved in
the juice of one lemon, forms a thick,
creamy ointment that will almost surely
cure them. So we find the medicinal
properties of the lemon are many and
varied; their value in culinary art is also
great. The rind, thinly pared-off, is an
agreeable flavoring for custards, creams
and blanc mange. It should be cooked
in the milk and removed before tbe other
ingredients are added. The yellow rind
only is fit for use the white oart is al
"It "was ijt the Federal Court."
The average illicit distiller, it seems, does
not entertain a very high opinion of the
Federal Court, nor does he feel very
keenly tbe sanctity ot its forms and cere
monies. The following story would seem
to illustrate tbe idea. A witness was
being cross-examined in a Magistrate's
Court Borne time ago, with a view to dis
Attorney Have you not been indicted
for perjury ?
Attorney Haven't you been indicted
for perjury ?
Attorney Haven't you been indicted
for swearing a lie ?
Witness Yes, but if I was, it was in tbe
f ederal Court.
A recent traveller in Spain tells
how the children in Granada played at
ball fighting. One boy, holding a pair of
wooden horns on his bead, represented
the bull. Other boys, mounted on each
other's backs, it ere picadors, while others
again, with their jackets in their hands,
were supposed to be matador? and chulos.
1 he bull wourd stamp his leet and roar,
then make a rush at one of the chulos.
whose jacket was thrown up by tbe wood
en norns, nut wnose Doay was never
touched. Then the bull would charge
one of the picadors, whereupon the boy
playing horse would throw himself to the
ground, and allow himself to be properly
A New Swindle. The latest swindle
relating to spurious money is the split
bank note fraud. A twenty dollar bank
note is taken, and by some ingenious
method tbe note is split in two, and the
raw side is "doctored up," and each half
is passed off as a genuine twenty dollar
note. -The work is done so artistically in
most cases that it is dimcult at first to
detect the fraud. New York Herald.
J3F A small leak will sink a great
The red October
sau bad disanoeared
behind the distant hills in the midst of
glories indescrible, and deep-brooding
night hung over the quiet valley. The
entire Bceue was one of peace and renoaa.
In one of the villas an aodrawn curtain
revealed a pretty eight. A beautiful ladv
sat in a chair in the centre of the drawing
room, ana irom opposite corners two
manly little fellows were making repeated
onslaughts upon her, their apparent ob
ject being to see who should gain the
chair brst and be rewarded for his
prowess with a kiss from its fair iweet
A gentleman seated at one end of the
room glauced op now and then with a sort
of frowning smile as peal after neil of
boyish laughter disturbed his calm, com
munion with bis favorite evemntr paper.
but be had not the heart to put a stop to
this improvised game, so it-went merrily
Meanwhile, outside a wee figure was
toiling up the road from an adjacent
house. She was evidently a fugitive, for
she was hatless, and her stockings had
fallen down from her knees, and. were
rolled about her diminutive shoes, leav
ing the little white legs' exposed to the
chill autumn air. uA niass-of Wangled
golden curls floated back in the" breeze,
and tbe sweet violet eves were . wellinir
over in great tears, which rolled down the
ruddy cheeks and plashed upon tbe' little
hands holding tight to her breast a rigged
doll. Great sobs convulsed the tiny
creature as she half ran along the dustv
road. .. . ... , -
"Oh, Dod, tell me where my 'mamma
is," the baby voice implored. And ever
and again that plaintive little cry broke
forth: "Ob, Dod. tell me. where mv
mamma is." No one had yet missed her
from home, so there was no pursuit. '-
Presently she arrived at the house with
the undrawn curtains. It was only, a few
rods from her home, but to the weary lit
tie feet the distance had been great. She
paused at tbe gateway, and hearing the
sound of laughter within, and attracted
by the brightly Jighted windows, she
toiled np the steps to the piazza, and ap
proaching the nearest window, sat down
and looked in. - .v.;-.t
Something in the merry- scene' within
seemed to bring a fresh sense of desola
tion to tbe little heart without. K The gol
den head laid heavily against the blight
and a wail. "Oh. Dod. I want mv
mamma too, burst from the quivering
m w -4
mouth. "Oh, Dod, I 'want my mamma,
too !" The game ceased sudden! v.for the
words seemed to cut through the clear
glass to the ears within.
One of ihe boys ran to tbe window, but
drew quickly back, and with amazement
and pity in his voice' cried outti "Oh.
mamma, come quick ! .There's a poor lit
tle girl outside." , -. :
window. For one moment she gazed,
motionless with pity, on tbe liny oreature
lying huddled up against the pane, then,
quickly raising' the broad sash, she pat oat
her arms and gathered the little girl lov
ingly into them.
"It is little Grace Meredith " she ex
claimed in wonder. 1 Why, darling, how
did you come here all alone?" The 'lady
pressed the child to her warm .mother
breast, and seating hersolf in a chair
wiped away ;,the ' tears irom the'- sweet
it 9 ' '..'
eyes, "l want my mamma, was all lit
tle Grace could, say. The tears 'Sprang
suddenly to the lady's own sweet eyes; -
John,', she whispered to her hasband,
who had left bis paper and was regarding
the group with oorious emotion,' :,MJoho,
go over, please and tell Mr Meredith his
little girl is with us, safe and 1 sound."
And, she added, as; the gentleman was
about to leave, "ask him, please, to let her
stay with us to-night. It will do her good
to be with the children, poor, motherless
darling." - :.
The child looked from the lady to the
gentleman with grave questioning '-eyes,
bat said nothing.. Her mother bad' been
buried the day before and her little heart
was filled with longing for the dear
caresses she had lived and thrived" upon.
"I want my mamma," she said again, in
tones that seemed to imply , they could
give her what she so much desired.
"Yea, dear,' said the lady, soothingly,
tears dropping from her eyes upon the
golden head. "Yes, dear, you shall have
mamma one of these days, one of the beau
tiful distinct days when God in His good
ness shall , give the child back to its
mother and the mother to her-child.
Hush 1 darling, hush. Mamma is wait
ing for you way, way np beyond tbe
shining stars, and yoa shall go to her,
dear, when God has made yoa ready for
the change." : ; -
And so they soothed little Grace and
sang to ber, and tbe boys brought out
their playthings for her, and all were so
good and gentle to ber that for a time she
forgot the soreness in her bosom and was
But that night, after the golden head
had sunk wearily to rest and the tiny
white-robed form lay still in the crib that
had been found for it, tbe beautiful lady's
eyes again overflowed as a tremendoos
sob reached her ear and in her sleep
little- Grace again murmured her baby
petition, "Ob, Dod, I want my mamma,
Speak to the Children; An old man
said : "I always speak to the . children.
They speak to me; it keeps me young.
It makes me bsppy. , It gives ; me an
interest in them." Good results, these,
from a small effort, and suggestive.
While our schools are not designed
wholly for children, these form a very es
sentiai part of tbe school. Speak to them.
Treat them as yoa do grown-up gentle
men and ladies. . Makeibem happy. Have
a genuine interest in them, and have the
happiness of knowing that yoa are Kept
The great river Euphrates is in
danger of disappearing altogether. Of
late years the banks below Babylon have
been giving way so that the stream
cpreads out into a marsh, until steamers
could not pass, and only a narrow chan
nel remained for native boats. Now this
nAHHace is becoming obliterated, and there
is danger that the famous river will be
swallowed up by the desert.
'1 Want my
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Oct. ;6, 1885.
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