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CHARLOTTE, N. C, FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1886. :
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Charlotte Home - Democrat,
Published r evbky Fkiday by
YATES & STRONG,
Terms Two Dollars for one year. " '
One Dollar for six months.
Subscription price du in advance. U 1
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" Entered at the Post Office, in ; Ckarlotte,N
C., as second class matter.'; according to the
ules of the P. O. Department. , . ,.
T. O. SMITH & OO;,'
AND . ,
U UT ATI nDTTriPT C'T'O i
JXrj L iVl Li U JX U ijTVTl
May 11,1884. " ' '':', ;i; -
(Vnder New Mariag'embnttf 1
C II A If Ij o tx ?r jr. c.
Newly Furnisted -ami rguipped
in me Dest siyie.
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Hot and Cold Baths. Patrottage1 solicited.
Give ui a trial. Rates, $2 and $2.50 perday. ,
8COVILLE & BROCKENBROTJQH,
Feb. 20, 188C. , y
J. P. McCOMBS, M. D.,
Otleri 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
Jan. 1, 1885.
i. BORWELL. P. D. WALKEB.
BURWELL & WALKER,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N"? C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts.
tW Office in Law Building.
HUGH W. HARRIS,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Office, First door west of Court House.
Jan. 1, 1886.
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
Will practice in all the Courts of this State.
Prompt attention given to collections.
Nov. 7, 1884. tf
F. I. OSBORNE.
W. C. MAXWELL.
OSBORNE & MAXWELL,
Attorneys at Law
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and ' Federal Courts,
ty Offices 1 and 3 Law Building.
July 3, 1885. y
HAMILTON C. JONES,
Attorney at Law,
CUAKLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State Courts, and in all
the Federal Courts in the Western District.
Jan. 8, 1880. y
DR. M. A. BLAND.
. CHARLOTTE, N. C. , . : ,
Office in Brown's building, 'opposite Charlotte
Hotel. . .i J) H
Qas used for the painless extraction of teeth.
Feb. 15. 1884.
DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Practice Limited to tile
EYE, EAR AND THROAT.
HOFFMAN & ALEXANDER
CHARLOTTE. N . C .
Office over A. R. Nisbet& Bro's store
hours from 8 A.. M. to ,5 P. M. ,
W. H. PARRIOR & BRO.,
Opposite the Central Hotel' ,
Practical Watch-Makers and Jewelers,
Charlotte. N. C.
Keep a full stock of handsome Jewelry, and
Clocks, Spectacles; etc.; which they Will sell at a
Dealers in Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, Jewel
ry, Silver and Silver-Plated Ware.
Repairing of Jeweliy, Watches,: Clocks, &c,
done promptly, and satisfaction assured.
J2T Store opposite the Central Hotel.
Jan 1, 1880. ; ; , . : ,
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
offer to both tbe Wholesale and Retail trade.
All are invited to try us, from the smallest to the
Jan. 1. 1884.
LEE. SPRINGS BUEWELL.
R. A. LEE & CO.,
C o 1 1 o n B uy'e r 1
OJftce in the Chcnribert Livery Stable Building,
Sellers will do well to see us. If a do not buy
our last bid shall be the value of the cotton.
Jan. 30, 1885.
Corner Trade and College Sts., up Stairs.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Oct. 14, 1884.f-ii tax -i '4 ,u1 " :i .
COTTON AND PRODUCE EXCHANGE
COENBR TB4.DB v AJtD, j COLKGB Sii,
Charlotte, N. C.
8. II. PHELAN, Proprietor, mem-)
ber NewTork Cotton Exchange V
and Chicago Board of Trade. )
J. P. LYON,
Dec. 4, 1885. Manager,
A Methodist Church Dane' crlvea
the following, which U both ideal ind
realr Oor Charch feetivit ! over.
The treistiry has $53:19 net gain that is,
credit side. The debit shows an :sppall
ing list of ; mistraderstandings ' ieveral
cases of dyspepsia ' aggravated bylato
suppers eaten oh the suppositioa 'tbat
Church Bnpbers are not imurioas :' a thin
attendance aj prayer-meeting the evening
following;'1 spirit. of emulation becaase
we cleared $1.79 .more thari our Baotist
neighbors ; a spirit of bitterness becaase
someone said their hinging was better
than oure.n-L Christian Harveeter. Ji 1
Y "rine or a ueea or Trust executed Dy I.
S. Hurdl and wife, dated 15th day of -August,
By rirtue of a Deed of Trust executed by L.
1883, and registered in Book 34, page 348, in the
Register's office of. JMecklenburir counts-. I -will
ofier for sale at public auction, before the Court
House door in Charlotte, on the 17lh day of
Mtfy, 1886, at the usual hour of sale, the Lot of
LAND described in said Deed of Trust which n
situated in Ward No. 3 in the City of Charlotte,
on C street, between Hill and Stonewall streets.
: Terms made known on day of sale. .
T. R. ROBERTSON,
; April 16, 1880. 5w Trustee.
SALE OF CITY LOT.
: By virtue of authority granted to me by Geo.
F. Coleman and wife, by Deed dated January
5, 1885, and registered in the office of the Reffis-
ter of Mecklenburg county,- in Book . 39,?. page
582, 1 will Btlli at public auction at the Court
House in Charlotte, on Monday, the 3d day of
May, 1886, the LOT described in said deed, to
wit: the eastern half of Lot 394 in the city of
Charlotte, fronting 49 feet on "A" Btreet, ex
tending back 198 feet, and joining the Lots of
C. Dowd, D. M. Rigler and .Thos. Allison. :
Terms, Cash. . :
. A G. BRENIZER,
April 2, 1886. , 5w ' Trustee.
I will sell all my Machinery situated in the
town of Matthews, consisting of one 20-Horse
Power Return Flue BOILER, and 15-Horse
Power Erie City ENGINE; one SAW MILL;
48-inch Saw; tone 50-Saw Hall Cotton GIN:
one Boss Press ; one 36 inch Corn Mill ; one
20-inch Franklin Planeing Machine, together
with all Shafting and BeltiDg, in good running
order. Will sell any part or the whole with Lots
containing.it. ' ' -
For prioesV&o; write to or call on the under
signed at Matthews, N. C.
D. M. FE8PERMAN.
March 26.1886. tf
SWAMP LANDS FOR SALE.
State op North Carolina.
State Board of Education
Raleigh, April 10, 1886.
Until July 1st, 1886, sealed cash proposals will
be received at this office, addressed to the Secre
tary of the Board, for the purchase of Lands be
longing to the Board in Pender and Duplin
counties, and known as Angola Bay, including
Thia advertisement is made in accordance with
section 2529 of The Code. ,
A map recently made can be seen at this office,
describing the lands and locating the public
roads constructed through them by the State.
The whole Tract is estimated to contain 44,-
738 Acres. There are of this amount about 20,
050 Acres of Reed Land. In Gum Swamp there
are estimated to be 4,688 Acres, about one-third
of which is well timbered with very fine Cypress,
and the balance with Gum, Maple, &c.
The bids may be by the Acre for the whole
Tract, or an aggregate sum for the whole. The
Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
Capitalists who are looking after timber, good
farming lands, or lands for stock raising will
find it to their advantage to examine these lands.
Gen. W. G. Lewis, Engineer, Goldeboro, N.
C, will show them and furnish information as to
S. M. FINGER. SuDt. Pub. Ins..
Secretary State Board of Education.
April IB, 1880. 6
All persons are warned against trading for
.twenty-five Shares of the Stock OT the Traders'
; National Hank or unariotte, issued to ine laie
RdfeU I. McDowell ; and notice is hereby given
that aDDlication will be made at the expiration
of 30 days for a duplicate of the lost Shares of
f. b. Mcdowell,
Executor of R. I. McDowell
April 2, 1886. . 4w . :
All persons having claims against the Estate
of C. E. Eaton, deceased, are hereby notified to
present them to me, duly attested, on or; before
March 22d, 1887. Persons indebted to said
Estate are requested to settle immediately.
HUGH W. HARRIS.
March 19, 1886. 6w .
: Administrator's Notice.
All persons having claims against the Estate
of Alex. Hayes, deceased, are hereby notified to
present them to me, duly attested, on or before
March 22d, 1887. Persons indebted to said
Estate are requested to make immediate payment.
UUUU W. 1 ttAKmO,
; Public Administrator.
March- ifr, 1886." w
- Another Installment '
i The popular Homespun Cloths, 54 Inches
PulUine of colors in Spring shades of Jersey
Cloths at 62 cents per yard. .
' My Black Goods Stock is complete, embracing
everything new and desirable. Ask to see my
leader in i! ' ,; ' ''
Best in the city for the price.
Beautiful line of WHITE GOODS and EM
BROIDERIES. Call and see them whether you
are ready to purchase or. ot. :
t3T Buy Warner's Corset and Selgle's Dollar
T. L. SEIGLE.
March 5, 1880. ' ; . ; ,
And all the leading PATENT MEDICINES
for sale by
, "... R. H. JORDAN & CO.
March 26,1886. .
. THE BEST STOCK
i .''. ' . ' OF
Heavy and Fancy Groceries,
Fruits, Canned " Goods, etc., can be found at
; ; A. R. & W. B. NISBET.
: Central Barber Shop.
GREY TOOLE has a?ain assumed control
I and oroDrietorshiD bf the "Central Barber Shop"
1 pppoeite Central Hotel Building, where he will
j be glad to See all Ms old customers and many
new ones. . He guarantees satisfaction to all who
may be pleased to patronize mm.
V GREY TOOLE.
i Jan. 1. 1885.
: Questions' ad Answers, , ,,..
Odr little boy,-Lorrimer, four years Old,-
Wfth inquisitive eyes and carls of gold,
Was told at the breakfast table ne morn
That a dear little sister to him was born.
"Wbere's mother f" be said.- "I guess she'll be
Isn't it funny; is she good or bad? ,
I'm bad sometimes; I hope she is good,
I wonder if she's like The Babies in the Wood!' "
Now, papa, please tell inC who brought her
here?" . - .
'The doctor, my child, the doctor, my dear." , ,
"Say! why don't they bring the baby, dotfn
To eat her breakfast, and then say her prayers V
"The baby can't eat, for teeth she has none; .
Never mind now,- eat your breakfast, my son."
The boy straightened up. and, filled 4 with snr-
j..-. prise, , ' ., ,i -i
Opening wide his inquisitive eyes .
Said, "Papa, tell doctor to ttke ber away
And finish her, so she can eat and play.
I guess I don't want a sister dear, .
Without any teeth, like a chicken, here "
When 'you see a weak and tottering
fellow begin to stumble and fall, go to
him quickly, take him by the hand and
help him to erect himselt and get his foot
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muiu sgaiu. wuu b uu m mo uibuuuiiuh 1
by alluding to the distressing fact that he
of humiliation - by letting others see that
you found him in the gutter. .Nine times
out of ten had you been placed in bis fix.
with the same pit falls of temptation be
fore you, and the same trials and troubles
and perplexities to annoy and harrase and
to divert your steps from the straight and
narrow pathway of a blameleHS life and a
flawless deportment, you too would have
gone astray and fallen as be has done.
So, let us be more lenient in our judg
ments of the short-comings of each other;
let us throw the soft mantle, of charity
over the blurs . and blemishes of human
weaknesH, and let us try to get so near to
each other in our earthly trials and temp
tations so that the heart strings more
closely united will so keep up the; electric
current ot universal kinship, that when
one chord trembles under , the touch of
misfortune's hand all others will feel the
vibration of suffering, and awaken re
sponsive notes of sympathy and consols-
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lion, lie Kina to eacn omer uieu, anu
these blessed acts will help to sweeten
that bitter cup of sorrow, which every sin
cursed son of Adam must sooner or later
drink to its dreg 8.
Sam Jokes' Last Words to Chi
cago. J ust before Sam Jones quit Chi
cago a reporter said to him : "How
do vou feel after vour work here. Mr
"I feel like I could be bought for a
nickel, and I believe I would cheat the
man who bought me. I never felt lower
down than I do right now."
At the depot there was no one to see
Brother Jones oft but Dr. Joshua bmitn
and this same reporter. :
PETERRIN COTTON SEED,
Genuine Peterkin Cotton Seed for sale at $1
Parauhar. or Kin e Planters: Lynch Planters:
Deere Corn Planters; Genuine Thomas Har
rows, which are known to have no competition ;
Iron Age Cultivators; Side Harrows.
Corbin Disc Harrows,
No imDlement will pay as well as the Corbin
Harrow for pulverizing and preparing land for a
good seed bed. lrice reaucea to a low neure.
Riding and Walking Cultivators, Tennessee
Wairons. Cortland. Wagons. Buggies, and a
variety of Implements, Seeds, &c., &c.
J. G, SHANNONHOTJSE & CO.,
Charlotte Agricultural. Implement House.
Mtrch 26, 1886. ,
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Eastern Yam Sweet Potatoes,
S. M. HOWELL'S.
March 26. 1886.
, JsT otwithstanding the reports made by some of
our kind friends of our going out of business
and other absurd rumors, we are prepared to
offer to the trade a full assortment of
S PRI NG
Parchased by our Mb. ELIAS, who is now in
New York, and to offer to our friends and cus
tomers bargains in every Department. We are
daily receiving New Goods, which were bought
low, and will ofier inducements to Cash Buyers
ELIAS & COHEN.
March 5, 1886.
Guns. Pistols ;
We are headauarters for these Goods. Have
just opened up the finest and most complete line
of sporting uoous ever orougni 10 wis market.
Double and Single Breech Loading Shot Guns,
all grades. London Fine Twist Muzzle Lioad-
in? Guns. Breech Loading Rifles, all grades.
Paner and Brass Shells. Breech Loading Imple-
men ts, snot loucnes ana neiis, rowuei ia.s,
. -v . t . J Tl 1
We guarantee our retail prices on these Goods
against New York or Baltimore. Call and be
, . HAMMOJNU JUB'X'IUJS. fc
Oct. 16, 1885. -
Bubber and Leather Belting.
Just received, a large lot of Rubber Belting of
all8izes. We warrant every foot we Bell and
guarantee our prices against any house south of
HAMMOND & JUSTICE.
Oct. 9. 1885. , ;
Of all kinds, 1 for sale at ' 11 ;
; ( . SPRINGS BUR WELL'S,
College St., Charlotte, N. C
April 9, 1886. '
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Turpentine. Varnishes, Colors, Paint Brashes
and everything reauired by Painters at
, W. M. WILSON & CO
Life in the Deep Sea.' "I
Perhaps no. more remarkable additions j
to. human koowledce- have, been
daring the last twenty years than
pertaining to the oceans, whose
aovsses nave now Decome.comDarauveiv i
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laminar regions. na. pnveicai leaiures
have been quite clearly determined, while
most surprising, and until recently unsua-1
the deoths have bn repealed- The mo.t
extensive explorations were made by the
British expedition on the Challenger,
rhich returned home in 1876 after three
and a half years of investigation in all the
ooeau8. 15 y this famous expedition thou
sands of new organisms were, discovered,
in all localities and at' all depths in the
sea, and have been or, are now . being de
scribed by, specialists , in :all quarters of
the world. There seems to be. no part of
the ocean bed so deep, so dark, so still, or
where the pressure is so great as to have
eftectnallir raised a barrier to life in noma I
of its many forms. Hveu in the greater
h w . r a m a n mr f Arm a mm An 1 n .ma r wn n .aw
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depths all the great divisions of the ani
mal kingdom are 'represented. Descend
ing into the deeper waters, and. proceed
ing farther seaward from the borders of
the continents, species and the number
oi individuals Decome lewer and lewer, l
till a minimum is reached in the greatest I
depths farthest . from; continental land,
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tin t.hfl snunlntinn of nronniiima t.n . noon-
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sea conditions curious modifications have
occurred, such as the disappearance or
enlargement of the eyes, the elongation
of fine and antennae, the increase in size
and decrease in number of eggs, and the
development of phosphorescent organs.
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Trained Elephants. .
The winter quarters for the animals
connected with Mr Barnum's circus are at
Bridgeport, Conn., and the Standard of
that city gives the following acoount of
one of the trained elephant. Among the
amusing things done by the twenty-one
trained elephants in the Barnum London
show, is a scene where one elephant,
dressed as a clown, walks into the ring
and Bits down in a chair. Reaching out
his trunk he picks up a dinner-bell on the
table iu front ot him and rings it for din
ner. A servant enters with a -loaded
tray, and places a square meal upon the
table. ' The ! clown : elephant then helps
himself gracefully to the various dishes,
picks up a champagne bottle filled with
water, and empties it into bis mouth.
He then takes a napkin and wipes both
sides of his mouth. The servant removes
the trav of dishes, and the elephant, pick
ing up a palm leaf fa a with his trunk.
leans back in his chair and leisurely fans
himself. Prof. Arstmgall, his trainer,
nronospd teaohincr him to smoke a nine of
tobacco, bat Mr Barnum remarked that
his performers and army of emplojea were j
men of exemplary character, and bis
clown elephant should not be permitted
to demoralize them by setting them bad
examples. While this ludicrous and
amazing display of animal intelligence is
being exhibited, a dozen other elephants
are busy in tne same ring' lnree ot
them are playing at see-saw: one is rolling
a barrel around the ring with his forefeet,
another is turning the handle' of a large,
organ, while still others are standing on
their heads at the top of high pedestals.
Tblling the Tkuth in ' Schoot.. Ed
ward Everett Hale, in a recent address,
made an interesting statement concerning
the Boston Latin school when he was one of
its pupils, some fifty years ago. "I am
quite sure," he said, "that even cowardly
boys ot the school would have been more
afraid to tell a life than of any consequences
of telling the truth.7'
He attributed this high tone not to tne
discipline of the school, norto the exam
ple of the teachers, but to tbe right feeling
of the boys themselves. "It was a tone
given by the scholars," he remarks. "It
was a thing understood among them that
a boy who would lie was a cowardly and
mean fellow, and as such was to be polite
ly cut by his fellow pupils until he , had
learned better. '
Boy s, are so susceptible to the public
opinion of their school, that it requires
more courage than . human nature ordi
narily possesses for. a boy to do either
wroue: or right against it. . Hence,
the anxious solicitude of good teachers
to eret tbe Dublio omnion of their
schools sound and rational. . Youth s Com
m i i
Despkkation. Drunk men are nearly
always desperate; but Capt. Todd, of the
British steamer barab Ann, reports a re
markable case. He sighted a dismasted
vessel on March the 7th, and sent a lite
boat to her relief. The vessel was tbe
French brigantine, Dix Freres, in a gale
and in bad condition. The boat -took off
tour men, nut tne captain ana mate, uoin
drunk, declared they would go down with
the vessel, and they held back a little
boy who was crying to get into the boat.
It is believed all perished in the sea.
t3T Great Britain spends $625,000,-
000 annually in strong drink: all ber
missionary - societies. - including ' the
great Bible Society, collect only $5,000,-
We desire to call attention to our Stock
Gold and Roll Plate Chains,
' For Ladies and Geatlemen.
Vest and Fob Chains, Mikado Chains, Cuff
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Stock of Silver-Ware
In Charlotte. - , L
HALES & BOYNE.
Successors to A. Hales & Sot,
West Trade street, Charlotte, N.
March 19, 1886. -; . : i
: On hand.
t lam lot of EASTERN -YAM
S. M. HOWELL'S.
April 9, 1886.
Weather Wisdom in Birds and Nature.
j The man who is out of doors at sunrise
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wiiq rea. rain orenpraiiv ro own nih
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coarse oi tne aay. , in winter. olten enow. 1
If, however,' it be frosty weather, the
downfall is sometimes delayed. ; Ou: the 1
th riU -nar i-.rfn.llo J.Lt?"
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sun, later m the day. shme through a grev
watery ha?e, it willprobably be a rainy
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nght.;: ', - : ' . 1 ':. .
Ihe eunset is very unreliable. Often a
beautiful sunset will be followed bv a bad
aumui ouuset win ue lonowea ov a Daa
aay. A"er a rainy aay, suaaenly at sun-
set, in iDB iar we win appear a magnifa-
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cent sireait oi crimson inot copper-color)
inis eenerawv ioretews a tine da?, a
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round the moon, especially if , some, dis-
tance irom it, is a sure indication of down
fall at hand. ' ' '
liaicbows are unreliable.' except they
occur in the morning, when rain mav be
expected, ban-dogs, and fragments of
prismatic colors during ' the" day, show
continued ' unsettled ' weather. ' A daz-
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I linrr motallin liiatra tn fmlo a. a Jn;nn o I
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cloudless .day in summer, precedes a
Hugh piled up masses of white Cloud in
a blue sky, during winter," indicate snow
or hail.' If small, dark clouds boat' below
the upper ones, moving faster than they,
rain will follow, as it will if, in the morn
ing, low-hanging, pale brown, smoke-like
clouds are floating about, lied-tmged
clouds, high up, at evening, are followed
by wind, occasionally by rain. '..
Mists at evening over low lying ground,
or. near a river, precede hoe and warm
days. If a mist in the morning clears off
as the sun gets higher, it will be fine; bat
if it settles down again after lifting a little,
rain is at band. No dew in the morning
16 mostly followed: by rain; and a heavy
dew in the evening by a, fine day. , Rain
follows two- or three consecutive hoar
frosts. A shower of bail in the day-time
is usually followed by frost at night. . If,
after rain, drops of water still hang on the
branches and twigs, and . to window-
frames, the rain, will return; . but if they
lal!,and the wood-work dries, fine weather
is at hand. , ,
Stones turn damp befoie wet; , at the
same time it must be observed that the
fact of their doing so does not invariably
indicate rain, for they will do so occasion
ally before heat.
. Smoke descending heavily to the ground
is a 8gn of very doubtful weather.
Objects at great distances, which are
generally-indistinctly seen, or even not
seen at all, sometimes loom out clear and
distinct. Wbeu this bappens,bad weather
or change of wind ensues. A well-known
instance of this is tbe Isle of Wright, as
seen from South sea. If the opposite shore
is clearly seen, there is rain about. If, at
night, after being blown out and exposed
to the outer air, tbe wick of a candle con
tinues to smoulder a long time, the next
day will be fine. Green colored - eky be
tokens unsettled bad weather, often long
' If, on a fine day, the dust suddenly
rise in a revolving, spiral column, rain is
The howling of the wind indicates, in
most houses, but not invariably, . that
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downlall is near. ; in some houses, owing
to their construction, ; the wind:, always
moans. .Wherever, the wind is ,at: the
time of tbe vernal equinox (March 21, and
thereabouts), that wul be the prevailing
wind throughout the next ,three, mouths
If the stars appear unusually numerous,
and the "milky way" very clearly defined,
with the surrounding sky dark; or if there
be a misty appearance over the stars, rain
is coming, while if there be but few, stars,
and those very bright and sparkling, ip. a
pale steely sky, it will be fine.
Swine, before rain, are. unusually noisy
and restless. Swallows in fine weather
will fly high, and at tbe approach of rain,
close to the ground; but tbe latter ' does
not apply if the day is cold, in which case
tney nawK very iow.
Common sparrows washing vigorously
in a puddle on the road, or at the edge of
they hawk very low.
running water, is a sure sign of rain. A
baker, who kept a parrot in, the dry at
mosphere of the bake-omces, noticed that
a few hours before rain tbe bird took an
imaginary bath, flattering, as if splashing
water, and preening her feathers. 0a-
$eW8 amity , Magazine.
Useful to All.
If vour coal fire is low. throw in a
I tablespoonful of salt and it will help it
i very much.
- a .tti.snnnnrni ' rt iHi,.ni?a - ViA!toi
with white clothes will greatly aid the
;., Mt Tnt KM m .rraatlv aid tb
whitening. process. ' . " .."
Tii V.nnf (.a.fmanf t r inrfllna
bruises is tbe application of salt water of
such temperature as may be agreeable.
Mixtures of two parts of ' glycerine, one
part of ammonia and a little rosewater
will always whiten and sotten tne bands.
' If in cooking meats too muob salt has
been UBed, add one tablespoonful of vine
gar and one teaspoonful of sugar.
re i . . : i :' ' nn
At . uruuuis art) tiuueu iu nut ouue
once' a week they will last much' longer
and al ways sweep like the traditional "new
' The' best 'remedy for 'bleeding at the
nose, as given by Dr. Gleason' at one of
his lectures, is the vigorous motion of the
laws as if chewing."1 ' ?
Lamp chimneys are easily cleaned by
. i . . .- - , .i . - r . ....
finally polishing with paper.
Cough Stkup. My little boys are just
tbroush with the whooping cough, f er
haps some one would like the recipe of
tne syrup i. gave mem, iw is goou. . une
ounce each of thoroughwort, slippery elm,
flax seed, and licorice stick, simmered to
gether in one quart ot water, till tne
strength is entirely out, strain, add one
quart of best molasses, one-half pound .of
loaf sugar, simmer all together, and when;
i cold bottle tight. Dose one teaspooniul
uurco fcuucp "V.-iiiS J,ii Hid
made loan fnrm n. nmtto nnfnrat a nninmnnf I -
" I --- --- - f ""J -r" - " ro vorameDcif3g Dome .me. , With;
7 y . f , 3 . . ' 1 'U81, ueiore sunrise tne and hearts linked together; thev'
' oi;cvjr " mo ncsii id nuuuiteu i unnn IhpiP haw
r : ----- w T wko ui cAiBfacuuc.i i
...a - - if
ouvu ius iuxb oi- eineriftnnfl mta ntv
a hom '-Titi ivA-.' -vki. -a
Wrd in r.fc
VllPf..m to do U:. l 18
wrelched uomadie, board-
iPg-nouse me, in trunks and . band-boxes,
aua nny er years ot wretchedness,
have a divom -.rf n.A iin ita -v.i
then go different way s to the end , of , the
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treashro o.nn ' ho W.tV,. ' K.,ol,l.T
nleaanra m'nvn1 tk. rtmfrtr- nA
I J " J www VVUltV IM1U.. VNU
veniences of life preserved, and where God
can give orosperity, and fruitfulness. and
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j i.ri i. no nnmo no . nnr. a - trnrt loan Ji nm o
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it be a place of prayer or worship,, bt
prai8e. Let there Se church ia the house,
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and the Lord who loves "the tents of
Jacob" will deign to bless the, abodes of
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grace, His mercy,, and His peace. '
i J?rom such homes go forth men strong 1
tb tight -the battle; of life, women wise f
anA anta fr. in L:i:-..:A---a
" &Vl.v. vi & ciaviuus luiuiadi icg.auu
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cnuaren mat are iiKe corner-Btones, 'pol
ished after the similitude of a palace.-
The Magic of Silence!
You have often heard, '.'It takes two to
maice a quarrel." jjo vou believe it r 1 li I
tell you- how one of iuv little friends I
managed. , Dolly never came to see Mar-1
jorie without a - quarrel. . . Marjorie - tried
to speak gently; bat no matter how hard
she tried Dollv would finally : make her
so angry that she would soon speak sharp
words too. "Ob, what shall I do?",xjried j
poor- hitle Marjorie. "Suppose ,;you- try
this plan," said her mamma. ,"The .next
time Dolly comes in, seat yourself in
front of the fire and take the tongs in your 1
hand. Whenever a sharp i word' comes j
from Doily gently snap ihe tongs without I
speaking a word ?!; . Soon.: afterward in I
marched .Dolly: to see her little mend. ;.i It
was not a quarter of an hour before Dolly's
temper got .ruffled, .And her voice i was
raised, and as usual she began to find fault
and soold. . Maiorie flew to the hearth and
seized tbe tongs, snapping them gently.
More ; angry words from : Dolly. - Snap
went .the tongs.. More still.: . Snap.
Why don't, you speak?" screamed Dolly
in a fury.- Snap, went the tongs. "Speak!"
she said. Snap was the only answer.- "I'll
never come again, never ! ' cried Dolly
Away she went. .-. -Did she keep her I
promise? ' No, i indeed 1 i she ;carae thel
next .day, out seeing Majorie run
for . the tongs, she solemnly said, if
she would ' only let them alone they
would quarrel no more lorever . and - ever,
I Golden Age.
. The Government's Mail. .;
The Government ot the United States
receives daily an average of 50,000 letterB,
which, a8 a rule,' are answered, or their
receipt acknowledged, on the . day 'of de
livery. To enable it to cope with the vast
correspondence, much of which reauires
not simply a formal Teply - but considera
.. . ... , .
ble research and - special knowledge, ' the :
Lxecutive is furnished with -about 10,000
clerks, who, for, convenience, -are divided'
into seven depaTtments, according as their
wArlr has Irt dn with An r intntrrn ralatiAnB
work has to do with bur foreign relations,
the army or navy,' the fiscal machinery of
the government, itB internal relations,
the postal service, or the ' administration
of justice. Iwo or three sacks only,
oat of the tods of mail matter 'that Ms
dumped every morning on the floor of the
wasnington post-omce, go to tne wmte
House. J 1 .s.ii
.The Washington' post-office is the third
in the eountry in the volume of - business,'
though Washington is only the fourteenth
city in population- .Muringme nscai 7ear
ending June 30, 1885, the letters received
were in excess-ot Z50,uuu,uou, or about
70,000 daily, and of this total, it is esti -
mated, about 70 per cent goes to the de -
partments. ine ; renaent uae is even
larger, for the outgoing delivery includes
sll the publications ot the Government,
Sutiatic8 in this field would be stagger-
. Gn wm6 d for in8tance during
tbe busy days of Congress, 2,000 large
sacks, mostly ot executive documents,
will pass through tbe office, and the aver-
age . for the summer . months is , 20,000
1-- . U ,
iscki uiuuiu. , l: . '
Tbe heaviest mail generally goes to the
fostotfice Department, due to tbe routine
correspondence between the department
and the 50,000 postmasters ot the country.
Each postmaster has occasion to write at
lessk lour letters ou quarier w vue ue-
partment, thus envolving a mass ot 200, -
wtwi : every ninety uays, or more
AAV1A ? 1 .
than 2,000 a day for this cause alone,
Then there Is an equal volume of business
. . 1 n 1 T T 1 .11
I ,n lQe ea eiier oureau, waere au uu-
called-for, misdirected, or i nnintalligibl
letters are sent. The-other two , depart
ments that receive enormous mails are the
Interior and tbe Treasury., The mails for
the Pension Bureau of tbe Interior: alone
often mounts into the thousands. Paper
World. . . . . li i - .
Testing tub . Food of PjlBis. The
food and drink sold in Paris are tested at
a public laboratory, concerning the work
of which a report has just , been issued by
the rrench Academy of sciences. ..Ihe
laboratory was first opened . in 1878, ' and
speoimens of wine, beer, cider, milk, ; cho-
colate, coffee, tea, eta, are examined daily;
as are also colors used for toys and con-
fectionery, pork suspected of containing
Ul huoui-liiv , uukaiucu v j j tuocvwia. v. a-
ployed to visit the taverns and grocers'
a VkAiM vhlmnA4 Kr inanArtf Aral Am.
shops and examine tbe articles nerea lor
, There are twenty-hve chemists at-
tonViaA tn tho lnliArtnrv oarh nf f nrham
has., his own . special ; department, one
taking milk, .another wine, and so, on.
Part of each sample is kept as evidence
in p.aaa adulteration ahonld . be. fonnd.
About 25,000 analyses a year are. made,
aiv & cost oi apoav iu,uuu .4
'"'Bair Never, turn,: the misfortunes of
others into ridicule, ; , . , -x
I .'iThfl Jninf.'Xnrtrti dioi tow
1 wish to sav to vou a few words about.
vuur einit hri. nnnpr m a nraor maaanr.
, --tiz? rrri-r- .t.-w y:m"rk'yjv
mnnrnit T,h. ; . i t ..
f J01nt snake is often three feet ;lon
of dark brown color, with stripes of ec7
and white, shading .off to whiu under-
white spots on it' The snake doea not
u -1. it h. -i-T -"n.aKe, Wiu
If you will gently Dlace a stick on or cear .
u, jvuuut oi oeing mi wuu asiicx. i
ueau, vne moment U ieela itsell,last..4t
li "? . ; P'?ffus ana oreap .into,,
pieces at joints', and nowhere, else. u'.Jt jx
breaks suareacrjass. Qn one piece, there j
are two'eartileges or Vones'rprojecting jan,;
eighth of ah jncb. io length, and about the'f .
sapie distance apart. On the other' pieqq'i
buabjoiueu ii mere is atenaonoi tne same,.!
kind that fits in between the other two
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: .1 -- - wm.w .v wwuvbvww. wuv . u
gether they remain together and look like
thev had never been Benarated: 1 There is
inoi One nartlftta of hlnnrf ArtnnoAtorl nrllh
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this process; all white and smooth except
as-mentioned above J ' ts;
j What I know about them is from obser- : '
vation. I have seen dozens ot them dur
ing the space of 12 years.' I have repeat
edly left the pieces where' they- brokei
marked the spot, and on;' returning after, ;,',
few.hours, ' could" never jfirid , one i of; the 'l
pieces, i VYbat became of them 1 ;.I
l.made several break of a season .by cutting"
a raae on tnem near the neaa. i never
saw one except 1 in a meadow." On-1 the
next year I would still 'find several 'and ,
make them break again., minever saw one, t
after I let, it go, with its tail .off either
that season or any successive one. I never 'i
saw one' whose tail - was .not- about two-
thirds of the length of the body? I never'-
saw One in tbe process of bealinjf or in the f
profitable employment bf restoring its tail j
bv any method of growing or 1 elongation' "
1 have seen' several ! stump . tail, lizards... ,
Joint snakes are. very. timid andjiWiU :ot ;
oome to light. While you are abdut . taki'
ing all this in consideration; what'dtf yott
suppose came bf Hhe -pieces? : Wha:t"iTJe' ,
comes ot the 'stump tailed. Bnake that n6-J(,'
body: ever 'sees iigsin 3r You are driven to, j i
the necessity of saying that its tail, if: re- I
produced, springs forth 'full grown,, like
Minerva from Jupiter's brain. ' 7" '':
Others may call the joint snake a , hoax:;
if they wish to.' Gallileo - was Called,',' a ,,
hoax because be adhered to the idea that
the earth revolved upon its axis.;; Jle is i
not so called now. I Our patridee goesM
wabbling off with one wing broken when
you go in the neighborhood of her brood.'
What does she' break her, Wing for?.; It is,.
an ngnt wnen you get away.: xuo joini,;,
snakes break in pieces for protection,- and 7
that he should ever after be a cripple or i
an invalid for life of bis own accord is not
the way dame nature does 'things. , It is j
too ridiculous to believe. '., There!;i8 but f
one conclusion we can come to,: and that ,'
is this: that "what" my grandfather's
cousin's uncle said over in South Carolina:
was correct. L. L in Atla?ital Constitu-'
lon' i '. .;. ..-! .( . i ! , i.' .r
The Truth About Joint Snakes.;
There have been several pieces of i late 1
miblished about the Moint shake. . 'After':'!
reading them I concluded to tell you what.i
I i know about this - snake. . In Chested
county, S. C, on Big Rocky Creek about
I a . . 1 a thnnaf fP7 rrt rvi a. nlair's
I two miles southeast from McAuley's
I Mills. I found one oi these reptiles. Icon-
1 eluded, to experiment, pn iL. I struck; it
j on the tail with; my fishing pole. The tail,;
broke in four or.fiye .pieces, and, showed,.
J signs oi life for,A minute.; ok t-w? Pjd Jh9i
I lay stiU; the .bead, par V'went ott, l. lejt
l the pieces as they jrokie pit,, rAne,.next
1 axv T vent back-to the place where I left.
I them, and, found , thei ants eating, them, t
I a few days after my. experiment- X was
I passing by the same place, and near , .bj , Jh
i touod a.join snase wivnoui, a , tan. j . la ,
I Talladega county, Alabama, at, a j, place,
I called Alarble; ppnog Academy seKen4,
1 miles, jaortheast. of , the town :or, bay,leTi
1 ground, the boys, were, at . the spring at ,
i playtime,, when one itnem jouna , a
I strange-looking snake, and called the. other
boys to see it. When JL.
them it was a joint' snake.!
them struck if on4he tail, i
saw ,1 - told i
Then one of?
which broke in
I several pieces, which coniqued to .move I
i for some time, and tnen jay, stii;., ine
head part ran off. -.Tbe next day we. went.
1 back to the place where we left tbe pieces. ,
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i ana lounu , due auia vsuug: iueuj,: oumei
I days after our experiment one of the boys,-
I found . a joint snake near the same place.
I without a tail. I have seen a great many ,
I joint snakes in South Carolina; and Ala-
baraa,but never knew one to come together
i alter it uaa ueeu oroaea io pieces, eitaer j
1 have I found any one else who bad. . If.
I . 1 . M. 1
those snaices . can . unite aner, tney . are
broken to pieces they possess power that,
I belongs to no other creature, wv, Je. Jx,;
1 -n- -r -r. . m .
i juov:2fi JUWy jJepoi,,ienn. j, , -, it ;oui
I Whxt.thkt.do with Hqi. The, fifing
lish sparraw.in his native Jand u captured
by the thousand, for the penny . bounty j
paid by the farmer for each , dozeo.. heads,
His feet being also removed, he is exten-
I sively served in the London restaurants as,
a lark. lie is boiled with beef-steakunder.
I crust to maks a pie or puddingnd toasted-
I io a Datch oven with a slice of bacon oyer.
I his breast, or curried and served with rice,:
I or. baked in a potato. ; . '', ,.t)I ,
, . . ... . ; , ,,.
. The following men of letters are
not college bred, but derived their ednca-
lion from common schools and the news-
papers: Walt Whitman, Whipple, Trowf
bridge, Field, Psrton, ' Bayard,;; Taylor
j viatituiu Jk awl1'IV uuuvii uvmidj w-
I ton, Mark Twain, Stoddard, and Bur-
I I :sl mttwrt Ma baa! f.ilJar IA ami I .ar-lA.
I roughs, j ? . x. , , f ; ,.. -.1
I CAUGHT 11 IK. In a trSD baited With a
1 1T goose, a farmer in Harnett county, N?
recently. captured a paia eagle, wnose
wings measured. iu leet irom upi:iof.up,
The bird had been rsTaging. the vicinity
for many weelts; carrying offi large nom-
f?.m.r rr t. 'Ti' i ii! si
.itWTt Be' prompt! and punctual. Io". all
your engagements. 1 v,