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n 77 77 l.z : o o ii: o (2 - excioH n y - 1 i ;;.? mj . This Papeb is 34 Years Old CHARLOTTE, N. C, FRIDAY, JULY -8, 1887. OLD SERIES t TOLUEIE XXXT. NUMBEK i..; siW vlono J :ol m mm. THE Charlotte Home - Democrat, Published every Friday bt YATES & STRONG. O ; Terms One Dollar and Fifty Cents for 1 year. . One Dollar for ,6 months. - Subscription price doe in advance. ; o . 'Entered at the Post Office in Charlotte. N 0., as second class matter," according to the ruiea in me x , O. Department. CENTRAL HOTEL, (Under New Management) CHARLOTTE, 1. CJ. Newly Furnished and Equipped in uie Desi siyie. dot and Cold Give u.1 a trial, Baths. Patronage solicited. Itates. f 3 and 2.50 perday: SCOV1LLE & BROCKENBROUGH, f j ,.. 1 Proprietors. Feb. 26, 1886. ; : ... y . J. P. McCOMBS, M. D.f Otliirs bis professional services to the citizens of Charlotte and surrounding country. All calls, ooin nigni anu aay, promptly attendea to. Omce in Brown's building, up stairs, opposite unarioiie uotel. Jan. 1,1883. Dr. Annie L. Alexander, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Practice limited to diseases of WOMEN and ClilLDltliN, and attention to Female patients. Office, at Mrs Latham's, 214 South Tryon street, nearly opposite the Post Office. Charlotte, May 27, 1887. tf . HDRWSLIi, P. D. WALKER. BURWELL & WALKER, Attorneys at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Will practice in the State and Federal Courts Office in Law Building. Jan.l, 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, 1885. HERIOT CLARKSON, Attorney-at-Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C, tV ill practice in all the Courts of this State Prompt attention given to collections. Nov. 7, 1885. tf IF. I. OSBORNE. W. C. MAXWELL. OSBORNE & MAXWELL, Attorneys at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. WiPl practice in the State and Federal Courts. 3P Offices 1 and 3 Law Building. July 5, 1886. 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, 1886. y G. P. BASON, Attorney at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. tW Will practice in the State and Federal Courts. Office No 16, Law Building. Jan. 14, 1887. y DR. M. A. BLAND. Dentist, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Otllce in Brown's building, opposite Charlotte Uotel. Gas UMcd 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, CHARLOTTE. N. C. Office over A. R. Nisbet & Bro's store. Office hours from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M. Jan. 1,1880. v K. B. 8PKINGS. E. 8. BURWELL. SPRINGS & BURWELL, Grocers & Commission Merchants, Cor. College and 4th Sts CHARLOTTE, N. C. Jan. 1, 1887. E. S BURWELL, E. B. SPRINGS, R.A.LEE. Barwcll, Springs & Lee, COTTON BUYERS, Charlotte, N. C. Offices at Chambers old Livery Stable, and at Springs & Burwell's Store, on College street, near the Cotton Platform 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 r.ny rate, it may pay you to see us. BURWELL, SPRINGS & LEE Sept 24.1836. BAKERY. Having secured the services oi one of the very best of Bakers, I am prepared to furnish Bread, ianes, and every thins; in tne .Bakery line. S. M. HOWELL, Feb. 11.1887. East Trade Street. . KING'S Blood and Lftrer Pills. King's Pills are peculiarly adapted to the fol lowing Diseases: Bilious, Intermittent and Re mittent Fevers, Sick Headache, Piles, Indiges tion, Costiveness, Colic, Jaundice, Dropsy, Dysentery, Heartburn, L039 of Appetite, Dys pepsia, Diseases of the Liver, Kidneys and Bladder, Eruptions of the Skin. Nervousness, and all Disorders that arise from a Diseased Liver or Impure Blood. For sale bv BURWELL & DUNN. Druegists. April 15, 1887. Charlotte, N.O. 82T" At each equinox, says an astrono mer, there are abont 102 Louis that both poles have simultaneous views of the the son or part of it; and for thirty-four bonrs the whole of its disc is visible to both. 82T"" The greatest thin;; a human soul ever aoes in mis world is to see some thing and then tell what it saw in a plain way. NOTICE.. Application to Amend the Char ter of "The Rudisill Minine and Milling Company." TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN : - Take notice that we, the undetsigned in corporators and stockholders, in pursuance of the Laws or 1885, Chap. 19, Sec. 3, will make application to the Clerk of the Suoerior Court of Mecklenburg countv.'N. C on the 3d dav of August, le87, at his office, to have the Charter of 'lhe Hndisill Mining and Millinsr Comoanv" amended in the following particular, viz: By sti iking out, in the sixth section of the Charter, the words "Two Hundred Thousand Dollars" and inserting in lieu thereof "Six Hundred Thousand Dollars" : bv striking out the words "Four Thousand" and inserting in lieu thereof me woras "une Hundred and Twenty Thou sand," and by striking out the words "Fifty Dollar" and inserting in lieu thereof the words 'Five Dollars." THOS. C. DUNN. E.-Z. WALLOWER, JNO. I. BEGGS, THOS. H. HEIST, J. WALLOWER. Jr. Heriot Clarkson, Attorney. July 1,1837. 4w French Brandy, A genuine imported article, for sale by W. M. WILSON & CO , May 27, 1887. Charlotte. Hood's Sarsaparilla And all the leading PATENT MEDICINES for sale by It. H. JORDAN & CO. March 26. 1886. 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 5th day of June-. 1888. or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery ; and all persons indebted to the said deceased are requested and required to make immediate payment. ALEXANDER MORRIS, Executor. June 3, 1887. 6w pd ATTRACTIONS And Real Benefits for the People. Evervthinsr that belonsra to Sammtr Onniia marked down to prices never before heard of in tnis section. tome and see 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 ottering. E. L. KEESLER & CO. June 3, 1887. SPRING GOODS. Our Stock of Spring Goods is arriving daily and when complete will be second 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 see ours. A nice line of Dress Goods in all the leading Colors for Spring will be opened up in a few days. A full line of WARNER'S P. D. and other brands of Corpets. A handsome line of Children's Lace and Em broidery Caps. Look at our new Pateni Folding Bustle. Evitt's Ladies' and Children's SHOES. Full line Gents' Furnishing Goods. Best Fitting blurt tor $ l. Come and see our Spring Goods. HARGRAVES & ALEXANDER. March 25. 1887. PURE, HARD AND BRILLIANT Brazillian Axis Cut Pebbles. For sale by Hales & Boyne, Charlotte. They arc a natural stone, almost as herd as a diamond, take a high polish, will not scratch, nor will moisture collect on them in warm weather. They confer a brilliancy and a distinctness of visioD. with an amount ot case and comtort not hitherto enjoyed by spectacle wearers. lhey neutralize and prevent tne irritating rays of light from entering the eye. Tney improve, strengthen and preserve tne siirht. thereby resting the optic nerves t i3 in verv many cases orcventinz headache. On account of the purity or the material or which they are made, they cause no dizziness or wavering of sight. Every pair warranted. llie 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, thev retract the ravs of light unequally and fail to correct all optical detects. We wish to impress upon the public tne im portance of taking good care of tbeir eyes, and never neglect using glasses when the first symp toms of failing sight appear. H,very genuine pair is stamped with Trade-Mark BP. The Peb bles are set in Gold, Silver, Celluloid, Steel, Nickel, and Rubber Frames. For sale by Jewelers and Opticians. Charlotte, N. C. March 25. 1887. Dodge's CHICKEN CHOLERA CURE. A certain Cure for Cholera, for sale by W. M. W1LSOK & CO., charlotte, N. C. Budwell's Emulsion Cod Liver Oil at W. H. WILSON & CO'S. Butter Color, Yellow Butter. For making W. M WILSON & CO., March 18, 1887, Druggists Lanterns, &c. We have the Improved Tubular Lantern; also the Buckeye, with Double Globes. R. H. JORDAN & CO. Dr. Scott's Electric Hair Curler immediately crimps, bangs or curls the Hair to any desired shape. For sale by U. 11. J UlvU AJM S UU. Bread, Cakes and Pies Of every description. Hot Rolls every even ing at S. M. HOWELL'S BAKERY, Sept. 17, 1886. Trade Street ; Great and Small - A sparrow swinging 00 a branch Once oanght a passing fly. - "O let me live," the insect prayed. With trembling, piteous cry. f 'No." cried the sparrow, "you most all,- For I am great and you are small." ' The bird had scarce began his feast Before a hawk came by : f The game was caught. "Pray lei me lile 1" Was now the sparrow's cry. 'No," said the captor, "jou must fall, For I am great and you are small." . An eagle saw the rogue and swooped Upon him lrom on high. ; "Pray let me live I Why should yon kill So small a bird as 1?" ! "Oh," said the eagle, "jou must fall, ' For I am great and yon are email.?; But, while he ate, the hunter came; ' ' He let hi arrow fly. 'Tyrant!" the eagle shrieked, "you have No right to make me die ! ' "Ah," said the hunter, "you must fall, For I am grea'.. and you are small." A flea for the Birds. Aside lrom its iuoompai able song and its bright, vivacious ways, the mocking bird is of great value to those who own orchards or vineyards. No bird, if we except the cat-bird, is so great a destroyer of insects, grubs and larvae that infest orange, pear, pecan and peach trees, and whoever has observed closely will admit that no scuppernoug vine should be with out its mocking-bird to defend it from its enemies. When you suffer the mocking birds to be destroyed you permit the doom of fruit growing to be sealed on the Gulf coast. Twenty years ago the apple, peach, and pear orops of Indiana were superabundant; now they are scarcely of any value in a general way; the secret is largely in the destruction of insectivorous birds. In Indiana, as on the Gulf coast, the climate has had to bear all the blame, while the cheap shotgun, the net, and the snare have been doing the work; still the truth remains that it is no colder now in one place or the other than it was forty years ago, when fruit trees flourished in Indiana and when the orange-trees were loaded every year all - round the Gulf coast. Neio Orleans Democrat. The Immediate Curb of Whooping Cough. Dr. Mohn of Christiana com municates to his Norwegian confreres a new method of treatment for whooping cough, for which he claims remarkable results, the disease being cured in a single night. His plan consists simply in the thorough disinfection, by means of burn ing sulphur, of the rooms, clothing, etc., used by the afiected children. 1 be chil dren are taken out of the room, the bed ding, furniture and playthings are exposed, and two ounces of Bulphur are burned for every 100 cubic feet of space in the room. After the room has thus been exposed to the sulphurous acid fumes the affected children are allowed to return and ocoupy it. As a result ot this treatment, it is claimed that attacks of coughing are im mediately alleviated and olten entirely disappear. North Carolina, Mecklenburg Gonnty. In the Superior Court. W. M. Kerr, T. M. Kerr, J. P. Kerr, Jennings B. Kerr, Martha A- Auten, Sarah A. Kerr, Ifooert S. McLure and wife Margaret L. McLure, and Junius B. Kerr by bis next friend T. M. Kerr, . Against Robert S. Kerr, Thomas Durham and wife, John M. Kerr and Meacey McCrady. To the Defendants above-named: Yon are hereby notified that this is special proceeding to obtain partition of Land in which you are interested as tenants in common; that the " . 1 1 At summons Herein 13 revurnaoie on oaiuruay me sixth (6th) day of August, 1887, at my office in Charlotte, at which time and place you are re quired to appear and answer ok demur 10 me complaint filed herein. This June 23d, 1887. J. M. MORROW, July 1, 1887. 6w Clerk Superior Court Fall. 1886. Pall PEGRAM & CO., (First National Bank Budding,) South Tbyou St.,"Chablottk, N. C. Ladies' High Button Boots, Misses' High But ton Boots, Children's High Button Boots. Ladies', Misses' And Children's Spring Heel Shoes. Boys and Girls' School Shoes. Gentlemen's Fine Custom Made Shoes for dress and business wear, large stock of sizes, 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 Slipper 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. PEGRAM & CO. Sept. 17. 1886. Pharr & Long, ONE-PRICED CLOTHIERS, (Successors to E. D. Latta & BroJ CHARLOTTE, N. C. Have now the : largest and best selected Stock of 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 Goods. Our Stock of HATS Includes everything to be desired in this line. I5P We solicit Orders from a distance, to which we promise our careful attention: We will send Goods to any part of the country, on approval returnable at our expense. PHARR & LONG. March 18, 1887. Dr. King's Electric Vermifuge. The astonishing success which has attended the use of this Vermifuge in many families, in duces us to recommend it with confidence to the public, as a valuable medicine for expelling worms. - ' By observing the directions it may be taken with perfect safety. Sold only by BURWELL & DUNN, Drugewta, April 15, J887. Charlotte, N. C. The Valne of Accuracy.' The recent publication of the Ufa , of Charles Reade, the celebrated English novelist, has brought to light some inter esting reminiscences of. the man and; his methods of work. Hit; habit of collecting a vast number of aswepaper scraps con cerning . odd people, plaoea . and happen ings, is well known, bat it will probably be new to most reader! to earn that this custom wai adhered to in obedience to 'a resolution formed as, early as 1853.; In writing of his intention to become a nov elist, be says: "I propose never to guess where I can know."f; t ; ! He adds that this plau "will, I see, cost me undeniable trouble," but the immense mass of reference material he left at his death proves how steadfast he was in ad hering to hla determination. ;. ;. j A like resolve to know, rather, than to gtresi would be of immense help to as all, whether novelists,' business men or school boys. Contingencies are arising ever; day in which he who can positively ettify to a fact possesses an immense superiority over another who only "thinks it so." For instance, make free use of the dic tionary for words concerning whose mean ing you have merely an ill defined idea. The correct manner ot their pronunciation should also be inquired into, for it often hsppens that young people make use ot terms gathered from their reading, with with I the signifioence of which they are perfect ly familiar, but which they have never heard, correctly pronounced. Ooldsboro Argus. Why the Indians Killed the Doff. An amusing incident, which resulted fatally to a poor dog, occurred at an In dian wigwam near Lewiston, the other day bet weenProf Macallister,the magioian and the noble redskins. The Indiana had a small dog which the professor took quite a fancy to. and he made himself quite fa miliar with the brute by patting and pet ting him. He asked the . Indians how much they would take for him: to which they replyed they did not want to aell him. The professor said, "Him very val uable dog," at the same time rubbing him down the back to his tail length, and at each stroke taking a handful of money from his mouth, nose, and ears. At these strange proceedings the Indians stood in awe and astonishment. After the profes sor left their premises the Indians took the dog down to the river brink, where the poor brute was doomed to die an ig nominious death. There they killed and dissected him, with the idea that from his caicas8 plenty of "boodle" oould be taken. Character Tested by a Musical Note. Now it is a fact, well known and be yond dispute, that every .animate struc ture responds to some chord or note of muBio, called, I believe, the domiuanU We have all felt some building vi brate in unison with the pulsation of some note of a mtTsical instrument; we have felt "creepy" shivers run through us as some musical chord is sounded. It is well known that animals are strangely affected by certain harmonies. Some day, when civilization has advanced, I believe that these evidences oi psychological structure will be understood. It will be recognized that vice and virtue are in accord with different harmonies, and yield to the pow er of different harmonies, and, when once the classification is made, and the dis closures of the dominant understood, then the extent and influence of the dominant will be a psychologioal test to define the character and ruling passions of men's na ture, and to decide the fitness of men lor the various pursuits of life, and even for life itself. American Magazine. There's No Place Like Home. . "Where shall we go this summer, dear?' asked Mrs Flyaway. Well, lei's see,", replied her husband, "last winter we got malaria in Florida?" "Yes, and the aligatorsgot your pointer dog." :. , ; "And the preceding summer we got the rheumatism in the mountains?" "We did, and the bears got my little Skye terrier." "And the summer before that we went to the seashore and got bled by the mos quitoes and the landlord? "Yes." "And the summer before that we went into the country, and the children were laid up all summer with ivy poison?" "I remember." "Well, if I felt as strong as I used to, I'd like first-rale to take a' vacation this summer, but I'm feeling kind of weak and listless, and I'm a'fraid i couldn't stand it. Let's stay at home and rest this year. Lewiston Journal. Styes. Styes are such troublesome lit tle ailments that the following remedy for their cure, recommended by M. Abadie, mavbe welcome: Dissolve one part of boracic acid in thirty parts of distilled water. With a welted piece of wadding drop some of this solution on the stye several times a day. It is said not only to effect a cure, but to prevent a return of the annoyance. , M - at. , , Notice to Stockholders. North Carolina Railroad Company, Secretary and Treasurers OJpee, Burlington, N. O, June 15th, 1887. The thirty-eighth annual meeting of the Stockholders of this Company will be held in Greensboro on Thursday. Julv 14th. 1887.- Stockholders desiring to attend can get tickets for themselves and the immediate members of their families wife and children , living under. their roqfbj applying to the undersigned. June 24, 1887. Sw Secretary. University of North Carolina, C3APEL HILL, N. C. The session is divided into two terms: the first beginning the last Thursday in August and end ing at Christmas, tne secona Beginning eariy ia January and ending first Thursday in June. Tuition 30 for each term. For room rent and service, $5 per term. Those uoanie to pay their tuition are allowed to give their notes, secured if possible. Tuition In the Normal Course free. Post Graduate instruction also free. The Faculty ia 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 CaUlogues apply to W. T. Patterson, Bursar, Chapel Hill. N. C. For special Information apply to ' ' - . KEMP B. BATTLE, L. L. D. June 24,1887. lm ' :i'V- k Bible Island.; !';;; The Island of Cyprus, which has been provisionally administered by England since June, 1878, and which has now, be come an absolute dependency 01 that coun try, by formal cession by Turkey, is the most eastern island of the Mediterranean, J being only sixty-five miles from the Syrian coast, while on the north it approaches to within 44 miles of Asia Minor. - Its length is about 140 miles, and breadth from 15 at northeastern extremity, to 40, the total area being 3,584 miles. The population in 1881 was 180,173. Only one-fourth of the inhabitants are Mohammedans, the rest being mainly connected with, the Greek Church. The island is fertile and rich, though the frequent drouth shrinks us principal stream, tne r'edia, to a mere rill,' and compels the inhabitants the waters of the well being brackish to haverecourte to ! cisterns. -' . Minerals abound, including copper and precious stones, though the mines Lave hitherto been sadly . neglected. In old times the wine of Cyprus enjoyed a wide vogue, but as the population has fallen from 1,000,000 in Venetian times to its present low figures, so the wine production has fallen off from 2,000,000 gallons to 200,000. The island has one splendid port Fama- gosta, the Arsinoe of the ancients which, though so choked with filth as only to afford anchorage for a few small craft, I might easily be restored to its prominence nnder the old Venetian rule, where hun dreds of vessels rode within its roadstead at ease and in safety. . The Hour before Church. The spirit of haste which characterizes American life is apparent even on the Sab bath, when most people hurry to the Lord's house without the least, prepara tion for worship. Rev. W. Arnot r urges the importance of setting apart a little time for getting one's soul in readiness, in the following words: "The note struck then ia like to give tone to your spirits all the day. Redeem it. Redeem it as much as you oan from family duties. Redeem it wholly from "plaiting ol hair and putting on ot appar el." Redeem it wholly from the vain con versation. How very much the power of the minister's preaching depends oc the preparing of the hearer's heartl If you come up to the church with your mind crowded with trifles and puffed up with vanity, what can ministers do? They can do nothing but beat the air. What else oan they do if there be nothing before them but air to beat atr It will make a sound and that is all. I fear that many of my dear people spend mote time on the Sabbath morning in putting veils on their faces than - in taking the veils off their hearts, more time in trying to make them selves appear before men what they are not than in trying to make themselves ap pear before trod what they are. A Sense of Honor. There is little doubt that the thing which most needs to be preached to this generation of Americans by ministers of the gospel, by both clerical and lay in structors of youth, by all who have poblie interest or private authority, is a sense of honor. It must be shown and insisted upon that every position in life where one person is employed by another to do a certain work imposes an obligation to ful fil the duties of the place with an honora ble and disinterested regard for the inter ests of his employer. It must be shown that this view of employment applies to the cook, the errand-boy. the cashier, the legislator, the governor, the president, This is a trite and apparently simple and somewhat stupid view of the opportuni ties of a "smart" and ambitious American of our day. But unless this commonplace view of responsibility is laid hold of by increasing numbers in the future of our country, we will not say that our society will go to pieces, but we will say that our calamities will increase, and that we will get into troubles, and not soon out of them, compared with which the dangers and disc f . . "1, 1 . 2 tresses oi me past win seem aimost insig nificant. The Century. Not all Gold that Glitters. American girls who have had the luck to marry titled foreigners are now report ed to be quite generally sick of the bar gain they have made. The glamor of no bility, which are to be found only in titles and not in character, soon wears oft. and the woman finds that her ideal hero is af ter all the commonest kind of clay. It is not strange that this should be so. Ameri can eirls are able to make their way al most anywhere; but the hardest task they could ever assume to satisfy - noblemen whose most important hereditary charac teristic, bred in tbem for generations,is the belief that the world was made for their especial benefit. The worst of it is, that when an American girl binds herself to these impersonations of selfishness she thereby outs loose from former ties and associations. Many girls begin to see this and there is not the same craze to oounli tnd noble8 that there WM a few years ago. Our American simplicity is more conducive to real happiness than the fineries and follies. American vator. Old Men. , There are a good many old men who are still active in the affairs of the world. Gladstone has passed his seventy-seventh year, and Emperor William of Germany, has celebrated his ninetieth biith4ay M. Grevy, the President of the French Re public, is seventy-six, and Von Moltke, the General of the German army, is eighty-six. There are eight editors in Boston who are nast eiebtv. aud there is a rail road president in Connecticut who is more than ninety-seven. David Dudly Field, one of the most active lawyers, ia He York, is over eighty, and Simon Cameron of Pennsylvania, who is still a vigorons man, is eighty-seven. No, it will hardly do to say that a man is old because he has lived a certain num ber of years. Youth, says Dr. Dunlop, is merely a relative idea and "the best sum ming up of the whole matter may be found in the old saving that a 'woman is as old as she looks and a man is as old as he feels.' " ' v.,. " :. ; : The Advantage of TMnkin?. " . A ; To hate learned to think.' whether learned in the schools or out of them, is to hive attained the molt valuable of all ac quirements. ; Hard and stubborn facts in letters sciences, or ; mechanics, however desirable in themselves, cannot be of the best practical value to their possessor on til he has learned to think, atd so is able to adjust his information to the constant ly varying conditions and necessities of Any system ojf instruction' which does not teach a man to think falls very fsr short of the best results of instruction, and leaves him without the most vital element of ' success, t .The I Jewelers' 'Journal re peats: whatl has been often said in these columns; that is, what a mechanio most needs to-day i to know how to think. He who can do this is never at a "loss1, for ways and means, add is ever and always equal to every xxicasion, apd can meet fay emergency without hesitancy or confusion. tie finds real pleasure in conquering a dif ficult job, lor he can always conquer it. inasmuch as be is an inventor, create a way where there was none. A I man who has learned to thick, continual ly separates and combines, and from the scraps which' he gathers as he goes he con structs. Material is ever at . his hand, and whether he is on a iournev. in the shop, or the factory, his eye is ever obser-1 vant and his senses alert. Having learn ed how to acquire knowledge, the Jour nal further adds, he never finds himself anywhere that something does not appear which be wants to see, and having seen. will not sooner or later put to practical use. The setting oi a lathe tool, the ad justing of a band in a machine shop, even the turning of a crack or the skillful hand ling of a file, is more than likely to sug- gest some new "kink" to bim, wholly nn- I like anything he is observing. He finds I treasures unsuspected oy me man wnose mind, being simply a storehouse of blank facts, moves mechanically forward, observ ing nothing but that which is already con structed and complete. . These treasures be stores as he gathers them, end at the call of : necessary occasion or an emer gency they are combined into a complete whole by a process of which he himself is quite unconscious. Having learned to think, be sends forth every - moment freighted with some sort of effort, i He has learned "the value of work as a means of happiness and of change of work as a means oi rest," and idleness is neither ne cessary nor recreative. He can catch an idea on the wing, and an idea gained is a source of; true happiness. Such a man does not easily weary, and it is late in life before he grows old. He goes on gaming knowledge to the end, and bis knowledge assimilates and becomes wisdom as. he gains it. - - , He Sold the Dog.' v.rV A solemn man in a Western city. re- cectly entered a restaurant, followed by bis dog, seated himself, and called for a bill of fare. It was given him. "What would you like to have, sir?" asked the waiter, flipping the table with his napkin! The dog meanwhile had climbed upon a chair on the other side of the table, and was gravely regarding his master. "Well," said the solemn man reflectively, "gimme some ox-tail soup." ' "Gimme the same," said the dog. The waiter's face assumed the color of cold boiled veal. ."Cup '6 coffee and plenty of milk," went on the solemn man. MGimme the same, the. dog. 1 The waiter shuddered,' turning,' fled ' for the ' kitchenr A said and, man with a squint at an adjoining table much interested in the scene. He was bad observed it closely and finally spoke to the solemn man : "It must be a fearful lot 'o work to teaoh that dog to talk, mis ter." "It was," said the solemn man.' "I 'ud you take for him now ? said the man with a squint. "Wouldn't sell him," said the solemn man. "You'd better not," said the dog. The man with a squint was much impressed. He began making wild offers and when be reached 5200 the sol emn man relented. "Well," said he, "I can't refuse that. I hate to part with him, but you can have him." "He'll be sorry for it." said the dog. The man wilh the squint drew a check for the amount, which he gave to the solemn man! The man was about leaving when the dog cried agatn "Never mind, I'll get . even. I'll never sneak again.77 He never did. lbe gen tleman with the squint was proprietor of a show. The solemn man was a profes sional ventriloquist. , m f How to Cut a Bottle. A correspon dent of the Chemist and Druggist, in .de scribing how to make a percolator, men tions the following method of cutting a bottle: Put the bottle on a level founda tion and fill up with oil (I use linseed oil, being able to use it in paint-making after wards) as far as you wish the line of sepa ration to be. Next get a rod of iron as long as possible, but small enough to go into the mouth of the bottle. Make the iron almost white hot, and dip it into the oil. In a very short time a crack will be heard, when the iron can be taken out and the bottle will be found as neatly cut as if with a diamond. OT The senior class of the TJnivereity of Nebraska has requested the faculty of that institution to allow the entire class to be excused from speaking at commence ment, and that some orator be engaged to deliver an address."" Commenting upon this item, the College Transcript of the Ohio Wesleyan University say "We believe, were it put to vote, the unto wes leyan university students wonid onani monsly indorse the above sentiment. It is time the big ' open-air commencement pic-nic, with its sixty or more speeches, on a sweltering June dsy, be relegated to the past." . - Norniaro Likk Accuracy. "I beg your pardon." said a bashful young lady to a gentleman who bad just been intro duced and whose name she had . not caught in the confusion of the moment. MI beg yoor pardon, but how do yon spelt your name ?" "3-m-i-t-h," he replied, with some surprise. "Ob," she returned, with admirable presence of mind, "thank 1 yon. : A greas many people oi your name spell it Smy the, yon know, and that was my reason for patting the question.'' ; - . Incentives to better Work 'I- nit . I One of the strongest inducements 'the mechanio can see ia striving to learn to do work better and quicker, is the prospect of increased wages. While to'? ascertain extent there may be a desije to excel, yet if there is no particular profit in excelling the principal inducement . is gone.. yIt Us of course sometimes difficult, where Ufge numbers of men are employed,, to, grade them so that justice' will be ; done to alL Employers recognize this fact yet : it can be done. Where men are working' under the pieoe system, the better: workman gets pay at least Jor his. ability ; to, do; more rapid work. And here, too, comes one of the worst difficulties with labor unions or organizations. They, to a certain extent, have the 'same- question to deal : with. Where men are; paid by. the piece; the dif ficulty is apparently overcome. But' there are so many kinds of labor jo the perform ance of which this system cannot ;be car ried out. that it is utterly impossible to solve the question by this plan. T.o-,.a class one of the strongest inducements 'to I.U.A.r..lii..iAlUtlia nmanant ot securing an increase in wages, 'inis class is greatly benefitted, in the matter of wages, by membership in a labor union, for they receive the same wages as their fellows, provided the pieoe system is not in vogue; whereas it working outside ; tne pale of a labor organization, they would be compelled to stand on their merits, and consequently put up with the waes their abilities command in short, receive what they earn, and no more. "Masons, carpen ters, blacksmiths, machinists,-in if set;. the skilled workmen of most. trades, place themselves on a level with, the unskilled and incompetent when they join a labor union, and without the piece system Yes ceiye the same rate of wages, no - matter how much more-profitable their labor may be to the employer. " " 'TtTr Does not such a system tend to discour age men who have the ability '.to expel? Does it not lower the standard of excel lence and merit? Does it not produce 'in difference and carelessness in the '.ranks of labor? The Industrial Gazette, aftef ask ing the above questions, pertinently adds: So long as the superior workman Vis obliged to work for the . same ;'wsges ' as other men who are unable to cope 'With him either in quality or quantity of ' wrk done, just so long . will h'e fail to see' the object of striving to improve. , He is tnot benefitted by the union, because the wage rate established by fellow members , is lower than , bis ability would . command nnder other circumstances.- He pays.' a penalty for being a good workman,, and membership in the Union entails' pecunia ry loss. JNot only himself, but his em ployer is injured also, for the latter bas a right to expect his employee to do. pis best, which he cannot do when v conscious that a slouch workman receives, the-same rate of pay for a smaller amount of poor work than he does for a greater amount of first class work. A reform' in this direc tion is the crying need of the hour, "i 1 . Looking for a , Position. : t s It is remarkable how rapidly : young men are coming out upon . the world's stage in queet of something to do for a livelihood. To ns elder persons it appears that only a few. years ago these same young: men were but 'boys living r with their daddies;, dependent on them,' and singing ; along youth's pathwayj-aa if E aught of care : disturbed, their -.innocent earts. A few yearel alas, to us ' who, as the shadows of life lengthen, ' appreciate more and more the speed with which time pssses, it does seem but a few years; - And yet to them it seems an age! To them it is a source of wonder to reflect how: slow ly time did stride ere ' they had-' reached the period of their hopes the period bf ambitious manhood. - Their" absolute lm- I r , . v ,Z . . . Pottefn od1 ,n f th? ,ra?h ,?f nx.Va.'1 ' teo I tnrrs frit Annnrfrifiir v tn H istl aim mam K iegs for opportunity to display their, worth to let. tne worm Know wno tney are ; and what they are made for; to startle society with their genius, or at least tbeir talents more than ordinary; to furnish practical example of the modern Vand1 improved methods of their education1 and to adapt the rules of business generally 'to Hheir ideals as acquired under the modern ' and improved methods aforesaid in short to show how peculiarly well suited are their capabilities to any position that 'happens to be open. : That is. if snch position be. firstly, in a town, secondly,' inside i.'a house -store, counting-room, Or office: no at- ier so mat it insures a condition ' of per petual shade and is far removed from 'the sweating annoyances of a farm.4. It. 'nefer occurs to them that the farming interest is clamoring for educated men. end methods; that here is an opportunity for the exer cise of every principle of education' which they may have imbibed, even at college rates; that here is the sphere for the unal loyed enjoyment of the dignity of that la bor to which our race is doomed, and that here is to be found the surest pass-port to a living and a competency. Oh. no. it was. not for this that they taxed the indul gence of their fond parents while they re ZtoMSttMl It JtfhJ"S A2 canes on a high school or ct veled in the glories of "higher education.77 was to fnltu a they sported ollege green- not to settle down on a farm never! That lot, forsooth, is for "luckless fools, un skilled to plod in mathematio rules" not for them. In conclusion we would ask. who knows of any open positions? - We mean subject to the conditions already indicated. We know of several educated yonng men, friends of ours, who are look-. ing for them. Rockingham Rocket , .in - , , I i, - , . ...... . f i.1 ISf lle that looks upon the business and bostle of life with' the philosophy with which Socrates surveyed -the fair- at Athens will tarn away at last with this ex clamatioo, "How many things, are; -here I do not 'want!" i-t n j f A drop of, cold water, placed s in the lobeof the ear wiJ put a stop .to Jiic cough, or if .this does sot produce Abe .de si red effect, press firmly on the arteries of the wrist, where the pulse is felt, tT A New England dairyman states that he has fed green Tye to h is cows for I tL... A aail lt t MaMhMAAWM JW . Tk 4 ft SB i uf ovu, uu m nujufiu5ii I quality of milk,' cream and butter is very J marked. .