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mm Tins Paper is 34 Years Old tt CHARLOTTE, N. C, FRIDAY,! JULY 1, 1887. 01D SERIES: VOLUME XXXV. NUMBER 1818 H J in ?p i T) Ti r,f rwrS. AA O A, tn fl M 'I UIMM THE Charlotte Homo - Democrat, Published kyert Friday by YATES & STRONG. Tekms One Dollar and Fifty Cents for 1 year. One Dollar for 6 months. Subscription price due in advance. -o ' Entered at the Poet Office in Charlotte, N C'., as second class matter," according to the rules of the P. O. Department. CENTRAL HOTEL, (Under New Management,) C II JLII IOTT u, nr. c. Newly Furnished and Equipped In the best style. Hot and Cold Baths. Patronage solicited. Give u.i a trial. Hates, $2 and $2.50 perday. SOOVILLE &U110CKENBROUGH, Proprietors. Feb. 26.18S0. y J. P. McCOMBS, M. D., Oilers his professional services to the citizens of Charlotte and surrounding country. All calls, both night and day, promptly attended lo. Office in Brown's building, up stairs, opposite Charlotte Hotel. Jan. 1, 1885. Dr. Annie L. Alexander, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Practice limited to diseases of WOMEN and CHILDREN, and attention to Female patients. Office, at Mrs Latham's, 214 South Tryon street, nearly opposite the Post Office. Charlotte, May 27, lfc87. tf K. BURWELL. P. D. WALKER. BURWELL & WALKER, Attorneys at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Will practice in the State and Federal Courts Office in Law Building. Jau. 1,1884. " HUGH W. HARRIS, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Will practice in the State and Federal Courts. Office, First door west of Court House. Oct. 17, 18S5. HERIOT CLARKSON, Attorney-at-Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C, iVill practice in all the Courts of this State Prompt attention given to collections. Nov. 7, T885. tf F. I. OSBORNE. W. C. MAXWELL. OSBORNE & MAXWELL, Attorneys at Law, C II A II LOTTE, N. C. Will practice in the State and Federal Courts. EST" Offices 1 and 3 Law Building. July 3, 188G. y HAMILTON C. JONES, Attorney at Law. Charlotte, N. C. Will practice in the State Courts, and in all the Federal Courts in the Western District. Jan. 8, 18SG. y G. F. BASON, Attorney at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. 39" Will practice in the State and Federal Courts. Office No 1G, Law Building. Jan. 14, 1887. y DR. M. A. BLAND. Dentist, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Office in Brown's building, opposite Charlotte Hotel. Gas used for the painless extraction of teeth. Feb. 15. 1884. DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Practice Limited to the EYE, EAR AND THROAT. Jan. 1,1884. HOFFMAN & ALEXANDER, Surgeon Dentists, p i? A I LO TTE, N. C. Office over A. R. Nisbet & Bro's store. Office hours from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M. Jan. 1,1830. K. B. SPRINGS. ' E. S BURWELL SPRINGS & BURWELL, rocers & Commission Merchants, Cor. College and 4tii Sts , CHARLOTTE, N, C. Jan. 1, 1837. E S BURWELL, E. B. SPRINGS, R. A. LEE Bunnell, Springs tfc Lee, COTTON BUYERS, Charlotte, N. C. Ollices at Chambers' old Livery Stable, and at Springs & liurwell s Store, on College street near the Cotton Flatform. Don't fail to see us before you sell. We want 10,000 Bales Cotton this season for direct ship ment to Liverpool, and we fully realize that to get it we must pay full market prices. At any rate, it may pay you to see us. BURWELL, SPRINGS & LEE Sept. 24. 1836. BAKERY. Having secured the services 01 one of the very best of Bakers, 1 am prepared to furnish Bread Cakes, and everything in the IJakery line. S. M. HOWELL, Feb. U.1887. East Trade Street KING'S ' Blood and Liver Pills. King's Pills are peculiarly adapted to the fol lowing Diseases: Bilious, Intermittent and Re mittent Fevers, Sick Headache, Piles, Indices tion, Costlveness, Colic, Jaundice, Dropsy Uysentery, Heartburn, Lo of Appetite, Dys pepsia, Diseases of the Liver, Kidneys and; gladder, Eruptions of1 the Skin, Nervousness; and all Disorders that arise from a Diseased Liver or Impure Blood. For sale by BURWELL & DUNN, Druggists, April 15, 1887. Charlotte, N. C. There are 240 counties in Texas. Nearly all these are 30 miles square. W bat does Rhode Island think of it? And, for that matter, what do New Eog- ana, JNew lork. Pennsylvania and Ohio combined think of Texas? Fiftv Con gressmen before long will go from Texan. sua men we will see who nominates the 'resident and makes the laiifF lawn Tort Worth Gazette. Commissioner's Sale. By virtue of a Decree of the Su nftnor Oonrt. in the case of Kobt. A. M Jr.. vs. Annie L. Morrow, I will sell at the Court iiouse aoor m the city of Charlotte, N. C, on MoDday, the4tb dav of Jul v. A. D. 18S7 At 12 o'clock M. to the highest bidder, that certain HOUSE aud LOT of LAND near the citv of Charlotte, adjoining the Thompson Orphanage property, containing about th ree and onp-niTth Acres. The said DroDertv is the fame on lirh R W. Norwood now resides. Said Land is sold for partition. Terms Cash. HERIOT CLARKSON, May 27, 1887. ' 6w Commissioner. VALUABLE LAND For Sale. In obedience to a Decree of the Suoerior Court of Alecklenburg county, made at the February Term thereof, in the case of Charles M. Burns against Daniel Gatewood and wife, and John Robinson, the undersigned Commissioner, ap pointed by the said Court, will sell at public auc- iod, tor casn, at the Ccurt iiouse door in Char lotte, at 12 o'clock M , on the 4th day of July, 1887, (being the first Monday in said month,) the LAND directed by said Decree to be sold. to-wit: 178 Acres of Land n Mecklenburg county, on the Lawyer's Road. aoout one mile and a-ualf iast of the city of Charlotte. ihe said Land is fully described in a Deed of Conveyance made by George E. Wilson, Com missioner, lo Daniel Gatewood, on the 26th of February, 1883, and registered in ihe Register's nmce lor Jmcfcleiiuurg countj in Deed Uook 3d, at pages 15G and 157, and in a Deed of Trust made by said Gatewood to C. M. Burns, and registered in saiu tmce in liooK 33. at pages 001, oca CHARLES M. BURNS, June 3, 1887. 5w Commissioner. Executor's Notice. Having qualified as Executor of the Will of Josiah Johnston, deceased, (colored,') I hereby notify all persons having claims against said deceased to present them to me on or before the th day of June, 1888, or this notice will be pleaded ia bar of their recovery; and all persons nueDtea to the said deceased are requested and equireel to make immediate payment. ALEXANDER MORRIS, . Executor. June 3, 1887. Gw pd ATTRACTIONS And Real Benefits for the People. Everything that belongs to Summer Goods marked clown to prices never before heard of in this sectioD. Come and sec them, and you will be con vinced of the truth of what we claim. Come Early, And thus secure the cream of the many bargains we are daily ouering. E. L. "KEESLER & CO. June 3, 1S87. SPRING GOODS. Our Stock of Spring Goods is arriving daily and when complete will be sepond to none we have ever shown to the public. Dress Goods, Torchons, Embroid ery, Etc. If you want a Black Cashmere Dress, don't fail to tee ours. A nice line of Dress Goods in all the leading Colors for bpring will be. opened up in a few days. A full Hue of WAKNER'S P. D. and other brands of Cornets. A handsome line of Children's ) ace and Em broidery Caps. Look at our new Patent Folding Bustle. Evitt's Ladies' and Children's SHOES. Full line Gents' Furnishing Goods. Best Fitting Shirt for $1. J3? Come and see our Spring Goods. IIARGRAVES & ALEXANDER. March 25, 1887. PURE, HARD AND BRILLIANT Brazillian Axis Cut Pebbles. For sale by Hales & Boyne, Charlotte. They are a natural stone, almost as herd as a diamond, take a high polish, will not scratch, nor will moisture collect on tnem in warm weather. Thev confer a brilliancy and a distinctness of vision, with an amount 01 ease ana comiort noi hitherto enjoyed by spectacle wearers. Thev neutralize and prevent the irritating rays of light from entering the eye. They improve, strengthen and preserve the sieht. thereby resting the ontic nerves r .1 m very manv cases nreventin? heactache. On account of the nuntv of the material 01 which they are made, they cause no dizziness or wavering of sight. Every pair warranted. The common, interior Spectacles, wnicu are sold and bought, regardless of their quality or accuracy, are made from inferior material or im perfect Lenses discarded from better grades, they stimulate heat, irritate and fatigue the eye, they retract the rays or Jight unequally ana iau to correct all optical detects. We wish to impress upon the public the im portance of taking good care of their eyes, and never neglect Using glasses when the first symp toms of failing sight appear. Every genuine pair is stamped with Trade-Mark BP. The Peb bles are set in Gold, bilver, ueuuioia, oieei, Nickel, and Rubber Frames. For sale by HALES & BOYNE, Jewelers and Opticians, Charlotte, N. C. March 25. 1887. Dodge's CHICKEN CIIOLEUA CUHE. A. certain Cure for Cholera, for sale by W. M. WILSON & CO., charlotte, N. C. Budwell's Emulsion Cod Liver Oil at W. M. WILSON & CO'S. Butter Color, For making Yello Butter. 4 ' M. WILSON & CQ., iMarch 18, 1887. Druggists- tiapterps. &c, We have the Improved Tubular Lantern ; also the Buckeye, with Double Globes. It. H. JORDAN & CO. Dr. Scott's Electric Hair Curler immediately crimps, bangs or curls the Har to any desired shape. For sale by R. It. JORDAN CO. Bread, Cafces ana Pies Ofpverv descriotion. Hot Rolls every even- J . -ing at S. M. HOWELL'S BAKERY, Sent. 17. 1886. Trade Street A Protecting1 Providence. ' It will not be difficult to mention cases in wnica eminent individual tiave been preserved irom danger and death by the manifest hacd of Providence. John Kuox, the Scotch Reformer, bad many enemies, who sought to compass bis destruction, lie was in the habit of Bit ting in a particular chair in bis own bouse, with his back to the window. One even ing, however, when assembling bis lamily, he would neither occupy his accustomed seat, nor allow any one else to do so. Ihat very evening a bullet was sent through the window with a design to kill him. It grazed the chair which be usually occu pied and made a hole in the candlestick. It is related ol Augustine that he was going on oue occasion to preach at a dis tant town, and took a guide to direct him on bis way. uy some means ine guide . mistook bis way, and got into a by-path. It was alterwards discovered that a party of miscreants bad designed to waylay and murder him. aud that his lite was saved through the guide's mistake. Charles 01 Uala was once saved lrom death by what bo me would call a foolish mistake. On one ol his journeys lo Liver pool his saddle-bag was put into the wrong boat. lie had taken bis seat when he had discovered it, and bad to change at the last minute. At first be was vexed and disappointed, but be afterwards learned that the boat iu which be intended to go in was lost, and all its passengers drowntd. Howard, the philanthropist, was once preserved lrom death by what some would call mere chance, but which was no other than a special Providence. He always set a high value on Sabbath privileges, and was exact and carelul in his attendance on the means of grace. That he might neither increase tb labor of his servants, nor prevent ineir attendance on puDiic worship, he was accustomed to walk to the chapel at Bedlord, where he attended. One day a man whom he had reproved lor his idb and dissolute habits, resolved to waylay and murder him. Ihat morning, however, for some reason or other, he re solved to goon horseback, and by a differ ent road, lhus bis valuable and precious life was saved. The Rev. John Newton was in the habit of regarding the hand of God in every thing, however trivial it might appear to others. ''The way of man is not in him self," he would say. "I do not know what belongs to a single step. When 1 go to St. Mary Woolnoth, it seems the same whether I go down Lothberry, or go through the Old-Jewry; but the going through one etieet and not another may produce an effect of lasting consequence. A man cut down my hammock in sport, but had he cut it down half an hour later I had not been here, as the exchange of the crew was then making. A man made a sinoice on tne seasnoreat ine lime a snip was passing,' wbich was thereby brought to, and alterwards brought me to Eng land." The Quiver. IStr" Old people are long shadows, it is true, and their evening sun lies coldly on the earth, but they all point to the -norning. University of North Carolina, CHAPEL HILL, N. C. The session is divided into two terms: the first beginning the last Thursday in August and end ing at Christmas, the seoond beginning early in January and ending first Thursday in June. Tuition $30 for each term. For room rent aud service, to per term. Those unable to pay their tuition are allowed to give their notes, secured 11 possible. 1 union in tne isormai Course free. Post Graduate instruction also free. The Faculty is now sufficiently strong to give instruction in a wide range of studies. For terms in the Law School apply to Hon. John Manning, L. L. D. For Catalogues apply to W. T. Patterson, Bursar, Chapel iiill, r. u. For special information apply to KEMP B. BATTLE, L. L. D. June 24, 1887. lm Fall. 1886. Fall PEGRAM & CO., (First National Banff Building,) South Tryon St., Charlotte, N. C. Ladies' High Button Boots, Misses' High. .But ton Boots, Children's tligu iiutton uoots. Ladies', Misses' And Children's Spring Heel Shoes. Boys and Girls' School Shoes. Gentlemen's Fine Custom Made S.hoes for dress and business wear, large s,tocic of si?es, styles and widths.. Specialties in Hats. The "Boss Raw Edge" Soft Hats, the "Light Weight" Silk Hats, most approved style. Trunks and Valises, very superior line. GOLD HEAD UMBRELLAS. Leather Back Bound Slipper Soles, Lamb's Bound SliDDcr Soles. Porpoise Laces, Alma Polish, Fine Button Hooks, Stocking Heel Pro tectors. Be sure and give us a call. Mail orders have our prompt attention. Sept. 17. 1886. barr S Long, ONE-FRIGED GLQTHIERS, (Swcetw to . J). Latta fe &re., CHARLOTTE, N. C. Have now Stock of the largest and best selected Men's, Youths' and Boys' CLOTHING In the State, and invite all Clothing purchasers to an examination of their Prices and StocK. We also have the latest Novelties in Gents' Furnishing Gopdg. Our Stock of - SATS Includes everything to be desired in this line, rsWe Eolicit Orders from a distance, to which we promise our eareful attention. We will send Goods to any part of the country, on approval returnable at our expense. March 18, 1837. Dr. King's Electric veriuifugs. The astonish ine success which has attended Uie use ot tnis vermiiuge in many jamvP w duces us to recommend it with confidence lo, the public, as a valuable medicine for expelling worms. Bv observing the directions it may be taken I with nerfect safetv. Sold onlv bv xiUKWJiiLL CS JJUJMJM. irUlStS. April 15, 1887. Charlotte, N. C. Familiar Sayings. Many of our ctrnmon sayings, so true and pithy,-are used without the least idea whose pen or mouth, they first originated. Probably ihe works of Shakespeare' fur-l msb us with more of these familiar max ims than any other writer, lor to him we owe, "All is iioV gold that glitters,' "Make a virtue' of necessity," "Screw yonr courage to the sticking place," (not DointL "Thev laaeb that win " "This is the 6hort and long of it," "Comparisons are odious, "As merry as the day is long. "A Daniel come to judgment," "Frailty, thy name is woman, and a host of others. Washington Irting gives "Ihe Al mighty dollar." ' !" "What will Ytrs Grundy sav?" while Goldsmith answers, "Ask no questions and 1 11 tell you no hbs. Charles Picknev gives "Millions for de- fencebut not ont;rrt (or tribute." "First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his fellow-citizens," (not coon try men), appeared in the resolutions pre sented to the House of Representatives in December, 1790, by Gen. Harry Lee. I nomas lasser, a writer of the sixteenth century, gives us, Better ute than nev er," "Look ere you leap," and "The stone that is rolling can gather no moss." "All cry and no wool" is found in liut- lers "Hudibras." Dryden says, "Noue but the brave de serve the fair " "Men are but children of a larger growth " and "Through thick and thin." "When Greek ioined Greek then came the tug of war," came from Nathaniel Lee. "Of two evils, I have chosen the least,' and Ine ' Ml, no moot lustily the means, are from Matthew Prior. We are all iudebted toColley Cibber for the agieeable intelligence that "Rich ardson is himself again." Johnson tells us of "A good hater, and Mcintosh, in 1791, the phrase often attrib uted to John Randolph, "Wise and mas terly inactivity." 'Variety is the very spice of life " and "Not much the worse fdr wear," Cowper. "Man proposes, but God disposes" Thomas Kern pis. Christopher Marlowe gave lorth the in vitation sooilen repeated oy nis Droiners in a less public way,' Love me little, love me long." Edward Coke was of the opinion that 'A man's house is his castle." To Milton we owe "The paradise of fools," "A wilderness of sweets" and 'Moping melancholy and moon-struck madness." fidward xoung tells us "Death loves a shining mark and A fool at forty is a fool indeed. From Bacon comes "Knowledge is pow er," and Thomas Soutberne reminds us that "Pity's akin to love," while Dean Swift thought that tJUread is the staff of life." Brooklyn Magazine. Bees as Seed-makers. Among tbe farmer's insect friends the bees make themselves useful, and, as some think, in dispensable as seed-makers, by carrying pollen on their legs from plant to plant. Darwin made some experiments in regard to fertilization of flowers by insect agency, one of wbich I will transcribe. He selectd 100 beads of clover which he excluded lrom the visits of insects, but gave them t rta f V 0 v rniniolt v f vortVArl tint inn VI9 bun issues icuuioibo vi v y vu us ivu 1 i j sunlight and moisture. He also selected 100 heads and left them free to tbe visits of insects, with the following results: The hundred heads that the insects did not get to failed to produce a single seed, while those that were visited by tbe in sects produced 27,000 seeds, thus showing that insects are a great factor in tbe fer tilization of flowers Chicago Times. How Often to Grow Clover. Clover cannot be grown forever. It is an exhaustive crop, taking from the soil in a crop of two tons to tbe acre 180. pounds of nitrogen, 71 pounds of phosphoric acid, and 77 pounds of potash, with a large quantity of lime. It is supposed, and is commonly taught, that tbe clover is not bard upon tbe soil, and gels its nutriment from some obscure source, or, in point of fact, from anywhere b,ut the soil. This however, is a great mistake, as the above figures show, and as farmers who try to grow c.Ioyer often find to their sorrow and disappointment. For the land is "clover sick" as it is termed, just as it becomes wheat sick, or corn sick, or potato sick, that is, it is too weak and exhausted to mature a crop. The clover starts well and the small plants look promising, but in two weeks one is astonished to find the clover has disappeared. It has died of starvation and lor want ot lood. Ihe only safe way is to get a good crop of clover and plow in a good stubble, then lime the land and grow two or three other crops before returning to clover, borly bushels of lime per acre will be of great help in growiog cI,c,Yey. tyty Yor Tbe weak" 'man is be who forms many put poses and drops one after anoth er in the face of difficulties. The strong is be who forms a few purposes, but. in ta fonn rvf oil nnnnflitinn Aarrioa DAnTi AflA vuv a.WV va t. vtKw.M.U ..w i tnrougn to 6uccessiui issues. idf The knee-breeches boom in Chica go has burst. The young men had tbe courage, buttbey didn't have tbe legs. Notice to Stockholder?, North Carolina Railroad Coscaht,, ":" ' Afcerfwrjf Q,nA TrUstyft'tOMce, Burlington', 'N.' C, June 15th, 1887. The thirty-eighth annual meeting of the Stockholders of this Company will be held in Greensboro on Thursday, July 14th, 1887. Stockholders desiring to attend can get tic&ets for themselves and the immediate members of their families wife and children living Vi$! their roof by applying to the undersigned. f. B. KLJFFIN, June 34, 87. Sw 1 Secre'tajq. A genuine imported article or sale by W. M. WILSON & CO., May 87, 1887. Charlotte. Hood's Sarsaparilla And all the leading. PATENT MEDICINES for sale by R. H. JORDAN & CO, March 2C. 1886. Life Recollections. "Beware of dogs." This was an apos tolic injunction. While it did not refer id the canines of the present day. I always had a profound convictiou of the necessity to obey the apostle's request. I always pad a fear of a bad dog. I had a brother Who was nearly killed by a dog when be was quite young. He was playing with some children aud the dog sprang at them and caught my brother, and woujd have killed him, bat for the interference of Boms one near by. As it was, his face and mouth were terribly lacerated and he carried scars to the day of his death. When I approached a strange house in my work, I invariably called out to know it there were dogs. I have been fre quently advised not to mind the dogs, but to come right in. Bat I never proceed with much enthusiasm until I feel sure Li. 3 ! . tne aogs are cnamea. or under the con w v.. . w v v. , j uuuci ; bus uua I trol of some one who cairmanage them better tban 1 can. I am reminded of a story I beard on Uncle Allen Turner. He was entering a yard one dark night, and tbe dogs made a rush for him. He sang out to the man of the bouse to keep tbe doss off! Tbe man said, "Come on in, Bro. Turner: the dogs won't bite you." The old man re plied: "They have already bit me." 1 went one night at a very late hour to the house of a brother in L countv: Brother L. was with .me. When we ar rived the. house was in darkness, and everybody was asleep. It was raining, so we put np tbe horse in a lot opposite tbe dwelling, and then proceeded to the house. As we were about to go into the front gate there came rnshing at us two furious dogs. I immediately went lo the rear, but Brother L., not fearing the dogs, went right in. lie was as fearless of those angry dogs as Daniel was of the lions. They ran away from bim barking and howling, and we went into tbe bouse. He scared one of tbe dogs so badly that he left tbe yard. I never understood it. I feel sure those dogs would have bitten me, but Bro. L. was not afraid of them. So I watobed and dodged along for years to keep the dogs off, and yet, after I was fifty years old, I "got a bite." Passing along a public highway, I en countered an old man. We walked along together conversing about things in gen eral, till we met a boy driving a wagon, when suddenly, and without any sort ot nonce, a dog sprang out from nnder the wagon and canght me by tbe calf of the leg. If I had not had on thick clothes, it would have been worse with me. As it was, I carried tbe marks ot that dog's teeth for a month or more. As I shook him off, I said to the old gentleman: "If I had a gun I'd shoot f,hat dog." 'But," said the old gent, "you haven't got any gun." lie was, as 1 alterwards learned, grandfather to the bov who drove the wagon. The boy's father was very much worried about it, but as I was not serious ly hurt, I let the matter and the dog pass. 1 learned alterwards that the old man was a confirmed drunkard and an lLfidel. He was an aged man. I visited the house afterwards, and as .1 was about leaving, I proposed to have prayer. His daughter got the book, and as I was abont to begin, the old man got up and left the room, making, as he went oat, a remark which led me to believe that he didn t believe in prayer. let, I am glad lo state, that before his death, which oc curred not a greal while afterwards, he was happily converted and joined the Church, and died in the faith. Methodist Preacher in Georgia. The Read to Wealth. No man better understood this road than Abraham Linooln. And here ia what be said about it in his first annual mes sage: "There is no snob relation between capital and labor as assumed, nor is there any such thing as a free man being fixed for life in the condition of a hired laborer. Both these assumptions are false, and all inferences from them are groundless. Many independent men everywhere in these States a few years back in their lives were hired laborers. Tbe prudent, penni less beginner in the world labors for wages lor awhile, saves a surplus with which to buy tools, or land for himself, then labors on bis own account for another while, and at length hires another new beginner to help bim. This is the just and generous system which opens the way to all, gives help to all, and consequently energy and progress and improvement of condition lo all." SSf Among European nations France is the heaviest in debt. It owes 12,000, 000,000 francs, while Russia owes 11,000, 000,000. Germany is next, owing 526,- 000,000. It received of France's huge debt 5,000,000,000 francs as war indemni ty. The military budget of tbe Euro pean Powers is immense. France expends the most with the exception of Russia, which leads considerably. England is next, and Germany fourth. France's army alnd navy cost nearly forty percent, more than Germany's cost. How these nations oan stand the drain is wonderful, but bow they will pay off their debts re mains a greater wonder. Eight Hours a. Dat. In bis recent very sensible address to workingmen in Boston, Edward Atkinson said, respecting tbe proposed eight hour system: "If you cut down the work in factories, m work shops, and in tbe building trades to eight hours, you cut own the product. Then there will be fewer goods, fewer stores, fewer tools, fewer houses, and tbat means a higher prioe and higher rent." This is the doctrine that has been steadfast! v preached in our columns for years past. Tbe proposition to try to raalge men, richer by reducing the hours 0 labor, and so re ducing the amount of wealth created:, is Btujd a wou.14 b.e a scheme for enlarging a water power by out I ins down the mill dam. fyytih JfcW& &T A wonderful variety of asparagus, says the Londoo standard, has recently been discovered in Central Asia, "the stalks of which are affirmed to be nearly as thick as a man's arm, and to attain a height of five to six feet. Que o them, indeed is said to be large enough to sup ply ten Russian soldiers with a sufficient m3a,l,V- while the flavor is very highly ' omniended. Eooth's Mad Deed ii 1865. The Assassination of President Lincoln. with some new facts and reflections. The fury of officials deprived the . Gov ernment ot much valuable evidenee that would have thrown considerable liffht on I the dark transaction, and while serving to punisn tne gmlty would have in a meas ure protected the innocent. , Secretarv Stanton, a man of .violent passions and, ine re tore, when aroused, ot bund Dreiu- dice, was aided in his insane fury by An drew Johnson, who had reasons of his own for keeping alive a storm wbich orevented too close a scrutiny irflo his own past as sociations aud conduct. The men of infa mous class, known as detectives, devel oped by the war, and cultivated by the Secretary of War and Secretary of State, were kings and subordinate officers, were executors under their own law. and in- .Jr , 1 Btead "-gi8 opening of testi-1 mooy, mey persecuiea au wno were sun- posed .to know anything connected with the murder of Lincoln and the attempted muraer ot deward. in this way a poor stage carpenter, who innocently held Booth s horse on the night of assassina tion, was sent to a living death, and poor Dr. Mudd, who treated the broken ankle of Booth, never dreaming of what caused tne accident, was glad to escape tbe gal lows in sharing the carpenter's punish ment. Mrs Surratt, who was found guil ty of keeping a boarding house at Wash ington, was hanged, to our national shame through all time to oome. President Johnson felt that he was the only man in all the world who was benefitted by the death of his predecessor, and haunting bim was a fact that strangely escaped at tention at the time. He bad not onlv been the boon companion and con fid en- tial friend of Booth in times past, but the I assassin's card was tound in tbe wrong I box at Johnson's hotel, familiarly address ed to the V ice-l'resident, asking for an in terview on the very day of tbe night on which the assassination occurred. Less evidence tban this banged others, and Stanton's blind rage and Johnson's simulated fury saved Andrew Johnson from a punishment awarded alike to tbe innocent and guilty. Much lime aud ink have been wasted over that recommendation to executive clemency awarded Mrs Surratt by the court that condemned her, and an effort made to have us believe that it was kept from the President. The records show that this recommenda tion made a part of the proceedings upon which tbe President had to pass. If this were not so the President was guilty of an illegal act. Is it possible that Booth had the meeting with the Vice President for which be asked, and if so did he tell the Vice-President of the awful work he bad in band? If so, it may be that Andrew Johnson took this to be the vaporings of a drunken actor and it is likely that bis strange conduct came rath er from fear than from the workings of a guilty conscience. As Judge Advocate of tbe Extraordina ry Court of Inquiry that sought to inves tigate the military oonduct of General Buell, I was brought in close association with Andrew Johnson, and what I Ieirned of him on that occasion gives me a better opportunity for forming judgment than falls to tbe lot of many who ascribe all his actions to high patriotic impulse. It may be that the future historian weighing these facts in an impartial mind, will come to the same conclusion that I have in regard to President Johnson. Bat this is doubtful. A thoughtful mind has told us that history is the politics of the past, and the politics of to-day the histo ry"of the present, and politics means the prejudices and current beliefs of tbe peo ple. I would rather have been tbe associ ate of Booth and possessed of his dreadful secret, if tbe awful choice were forced upon me, and have been banged for it, than to have lived through years to my grave haunted by the thought of that poor woman wringing her motherly bands in abject terror upon the scaffold Johnson authorised, or seeing night and day that bundle of woman's olotbes swinging in the hot sun of summer, as they covered at the end of a rope the agonies of death. While on a visit to my relatives above referred to, I beard of a negro who had acted as Booth's guide on the night ot bis flight, and I bunted up the man. I found bim a stupid fellow of about 18 or 20, and I got very little out of bim. This little, however, was to me very significant and to my mind threw a light on Booth's de signs 1 bad never seen suggested, ine hovel in which the boy lived bad been aroused after midnight, and a goodly sum in gold offered for a guide. The youth, with the consent of his parents, dressed himself, if patting on a coat and a pair of shoes could be dignified with the name. Mounting a mule he joined the two and undertook tbe duty demanded of him. It was hard work for me to drag information from tbe stolid fellow. Bat I learned that while one of the night rideis talked non sense all tbe time, tbe other said little, and that little was given to cursing bis broken leg, and somebody for not putting out tbe lights. This light business took hold of my mind with a fascinating tenacity that it coufd not shake off. Years after, while telling the late Richard Merrick of this mystery, tbe eyes of that eloquent and able advocate brightened. When I ended he said:: "Your negro gave you the key." The true story of that awful crime came to me in my capacity as a lawyer. Booth, tbe assassin,, who put an end to the life, not only of an aUe, kind-hearted man, I but of all tbe nopes waiQB tne South bad of an honorable and peaceful settlement in the way of reconstruction, had ar ranged with an accomplice to turn off the gas from the theatre when he, the accom plice, beard the report of the -pistol. This would have plunged tbe theatre into mid night darkness, and in tbe terrible fright and confusion, tbe assassin would have es caped detection. The fellow relied on, smitten with contrition at the enormity of the crime or by fear, failed his chief aBd fled, instead of quietly gaining bis horse and as quietly riding away, undetected and unsuspected, he had to face the audi ence in fall glare of the foot-lights,, and ride desperately, well-knowing the foot i t justice was on his path. , The lights were not extinguished! Tbe desperate murder, in hasty flight from the' box, caught bis spur in , the flag of our Union that draped the box, fell, broke hie ankle and rode down to deatb. The plot was clearly planned and one can imagine the tumultuous flight of that crowd, in , darkness that was to have followed the crime. And one can realize the despera tion and agony of Booth as be rode off into the midnight, well-knowing that be was recogrixed and that there was no spot on earth iu which he could find hiding and safely, even had not bis broken leg de-' prived him of every advantage. , The fatal ; mark of Cain had been imprinted on him in the full glare of his familiar footlights,! and that retribution wbich dogs the steps of crime was but a question of lime. , -The murder occurred on the night' "of Good Friday, and had our good and great- ' est of Presidents paused to remember, for a moment, the belief of a great majority n J of Christian humanity, he would not have been exposed to the cruelty of the assas sin, bnt "God reigne and the Government still lives." Don Piatt of Washington. Chat with the loung Folks. "Shall we talk about animals ibis time? ' May be you would like to hear . what an old negress told about some elephants: "One time some show folks fotch some elephants 'long dis road. Dar is a bridge some ten miles down - dis road an'- we black folks was mighty anxious to see dem elephants cross dat bridge, so me and two , or three more followed dem elephants . to de creek. De little young one be went on fust. He telched dat bridge powerful ten der. When he done gotoberhe hollow loud to let his mudder know. De ole ele phant, she wasskeerei to cross dat bridge, so she took tode water, and de show man he got on her back and sot way np on her bead and rid croBs de creek. Dem ele phants was big, I tell you. De young one was half high as dis door, and de. ole one was high as dis bouse.'.' ' ' " - Now, you who have seen elephants know how much of the old' "aunty's story to believe. They are large animals, . it is true, but hardly as high as a bouse unless it is a very low bouse. ' f I will tell you another story. It is about a little girl who believed in God. This little girl loved her own pleasure, and one day, wbile engaged in reading a new book, ber mother called her and - said:' "The cook is sick and I am, too, now can't you prepare dinner?" Susie obeyed, and soon cooked a dainty dinner, preparing ber mother several dishes suitable for a sick person, but just as she was ready to serve dinner, her father, came and told ber to prepare dinner for several workmen whom be bad hired. She felt rebellious at first, but Bhe could not give her father a word of disrespect, so she said nothing, but prepared some coarse food suitable for workmen. She liked ; to cook dainties, but she considered the drudgery of regular cooking degrading. She felt paid when ber father praised her cooking, but told her he would hire a ne gro next time to cook for laborers. Yes, cbildreo, we should do our duties cheer fully, and the beet we can. "Life is real, life is earnest," and we should not dream away our time. We should learn to take pleasure in duty. The time will come for many of you, per haps, when life will be nothing but. duty. We can do this by doing everything we have to do well. Then there will be satis faction to ourselves and to those for whom we labor, and there is no pleasure sweeter than a sense of satisfaction of tasks well done. Do not undertake too many things at tbe same time. True, you may have a variety of duties, but do and think of one at a time. If mamma sends you out . to make cake, leave that absorbing croquet or new story behind, and have your mind on the chemistry of mixing ingredients and philosophy of regulating beat.. If papa sends you down town on an impor tant errand, attend to papa's business before purchasing tops and kite -strings, or going to shows. Do one thing at a time and let your determination be to do it well. But do I bear one of yon girls ask if you must take time to cook one ar ticle of food at a time in preparing a meal? Tbat is a question deserving a reply, and to illustrate, I will tell you of a little girl who was once learning to cook. Her father was fond of fresh meat and brought in some for her to prepare. It was on fry ing while she was interested ' in bread making. Her mind was so much absorbed in ber muffins that she forgot the meat. When ber father went to tbe table be asked, "Where is my meat?" The an- ewer was, "it is burnt up." That is a dif ficult part of cooking, so the inexperienced should learn one thing, and after having practiced one article of food until success ful, try others, then two at a time, then three, and finally try an entire meal. The same rule applies to other arts. The . be ginner on the piano learns step by step; tbe pupil in school learns letter by letter, word by word, sentence by sentence. Thus we find life. The earth is made up 01 small articles. Tbe blood is com posed of small globules. Tbe oeean is an immensity of drops of water. One by one patience, perseverance, faith, hope, love, prayer, are required' to climb the stair, reaching from this eartb on which we live and labor, to the heaven above, where those who climb the stair will enter into rest awaiting the faithful. Ax Excellent Ointment. It is an ointment good for dressing any wound, but for a sore with any touch of canker about, it works like a charm. Such obsti nate sores as children often have around) their mouths aud noses are cured in a few days by its uxe. No one need hesitste to use it, as I have recommended it to many, and my mother to many more before me, and it has proved a success in every case. Cat a large stick of tbe elder bush, pee! off and discard the outer, grayish,, bark, then carefully scrape off the inner grees covering, and steep it about ten minptes iff lard or cream enough to cover tbe amount of green you have taken. Strain and coo! and it is ready for use. . : It is an old story, but worth re membering the Quaker's consideration for bis- better half; "All the world i queer except thee and ne, aid thee is ft a little queer."