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ABLOTTE DEMOCRAT, tfBIJSHED XVIBY FbIDAY BT YATES .& STRONG. l-One Dollar and Fifty Cents for 1 year. One Dollar for 6 months, bscription price due in advance. red at the Post Office in Charlotte, N cond class matter," according to the the r, O. Department. ;ules. GEO. W. BRYAN. NTRAL HOTEL. ClIAlaXOTTJB, Jf. C. lest and most centrally located Hotel in painted and refurnished. Electric bd Electric Lights. The Central and It united. EUCLES & BRYAN, 5, 1887. iropnetors. P. McCOMBS, M. D., professional services to the citizens of and surrounding country. All calls. lit and day, promptly attended to. n Brown's building, up stairs, opposite Hotel. 1885. Jr. Annie L. Alexander, CIIARLOTTE, N. C. ice limited to diseases of WOMEN and )HEN, and attention to Female patients. pe, ai airs uaiunm s, si oouin l ryon Eiearly opposite the Post Office. lotte, May 27, 1887. tf F. D. WALKKB. ITRWELL & WALKER, Attorneys at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. ictice in the State and Federal Courts Jffice in Law Building. 1,1884. faUGH W. HARRIS, rney and Counsellor at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. actice in the State and Federal Courts. ', First door west of Court House, t. 17. 1885. IHERIOT CLARESON, Attorney-at-Law, CHARLOTTE. N. C. ractice in all the Courts of this State rompt attention given to collections. 7, 1885. tf BBORNE. W. C. MAXWELL. BORNE & MAXWELL, Attorneys at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. iractice in the State and Federal Courts. Offices 1 and 3 Law Building. 3, 1886. y TON C. JONES. CHARLES W. TILLETT. JONES & TILLETT. Attorneys at Law. Charlotte, C. fctice in the Courts of this District and in iond county. Also, in the Federal Courts Western District. . 12, 1887. G. P. BASON, Attorney at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Will practice in the State and Federal . Office No. 10, Law Building. 14, 1887. y DR. M. A. BLAND. Dentist, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Ice in Brown's building, opposite Charlotte s used for the painless extraction of teeth. 15. 1884. DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM. CHARLOTTE, N. C. raotioe Limit, ed to the E, EAR AND THROAT. i. 1.1884. OPPMAN & ALEXANDER. Surgeon Dentists, CHARLOTTE, N . C . Iflce over A, It. Nisbct & Bro's store. M. to 5 P. M. Office s from 8 A n. 1,1880. SPRINGS. K. S. BCRWELL. ISPRINGS & BURWELL, beers & Commission Merchants. Con. College and 4th Sts., CIIARLOTTE, N. C. n. l, 1SS7. JOHN FARRIOR, 3, Tryon street, near WrUtorCt Drug Store; Charlotte, N. C. Practical Watch-Maker and Jeweler. eeps a full stock of handsome Jewelry Icks, Spectacles, &c. which be will sell at a price. Dealer in Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, Jewelry icruu snver-x-iaiea ware, &c. Repairing of Jewelry. Watches. Clocks. Ac. feproniptly, and satisfaction assured isr m special attention given to fine Watch j lining, Aug. 19. 1887. PINE SHOES. f mplete Stock and Lowest Prices Shoes, Trunks and Valises. PEGRAM & CO ruuc". oo. 16 South Trvon street ROCER1ES, ETC THE BEST STOCK or eavy ana Fancy Groceries CONFECTIONERIES. fruits, Canned Goods, etc, can be found at A. R. & W. B. NISBET Road-builidng and road-reoairiner are a science, and an important science, loo; and it is ridiculous that work of each practical importance should be so largely intrusted to men who, however skilled and successful they may be in their own department of industry, know little of the principles of surveying or scientific road- l! 1 ... . .. mating, ana wnose only idea of repairing a roadway until it becomes a ridge of soil, along the narrow surface of which teams have to pick their way. IST" It is with glory as with beaut j; a eiugie iiue lineament cannot make a handsome face, neither can a single good quality render a man accomplished, but a concurrence of many fine features and good qualities makes true beauty and true honor. MORTGAGE SALE. ? Jjy virtue of a power contained in a Mortgage made to me by W. F. Cuthbertson and wife J. M. Cuthbertson. on the 21st day of March, 1885, and duly recorded in Book 43, page 168, in the registers omce in Charlotte, N. C, I will sell at public auction, at the Court House door in Charlotte, on Monday, the 5th day of September, 1887, a valuable HOUSE and LOT in the city of Charlotte. B;tuated on Fifth street in Square 90 and Ward 1, adjoining the property of Mrs C. A. Klueppelberg, Mrs M. E. Farrow and others. Terms Cash. WM. MAXWELL, Aug. 5, 1887. 5w Mortgagee. NEW GOODS ARRIVING. CALL AND SEE THEM. New lot of Navy Blue Twilled Flannel for Boys' Suits at 37, 50 and 60 cents. One lot of Towels, extra nice quality, at 2.75 a aozen. ue sure to see them. Kew lot of T" 1 ft 1 k oiacK uasameres, wnicn win oe sola at very ciose proms. .11 TtT 1 T-fl-r.kYnT-n.MM. n ... .a.u-wooi u XiiM itiii 1 1 ao sometning new. Ask to see them. Also, our new line of Black Camel a Hair. Our line of Blacks is very attrac- uve inrougnoui, ana every laay matting pur- cuases in mourning uooas win ao well to ex amine our stock. It remains a fact that we are selling the cheap est line ot Hosiery that has ever been on the market. The Goods are all new, bought at close figures, anu soiu ai unusuauy close pronts. T. L SEIGLE & CO.. Aug. 19, 1887. 11 West Trads etreet HULLING CLOVER. The Victor Clover Huller will thresh Clover ior me puouc ana is ready to start out at any ime. Parties wanting to make en trace men t will please call on J. G. 8HANNONHOUSE. HILTON. Or Aug. 19, 1887. S. H. 2w Guns. Pistols AND AMMUNITION. We are headquarters for these Goods. Have just opened up the finest and most complete line oi sporting uooas ever brought to this market. Double and Single Breech Loading Shot Guns all grades. London Fine Twist Muzzle Load ing uuns. Breech .Loading Kines, all grades- raper and mass shells, Ureech Loading Imple ments, Shot Pouches and Belts, Powder Flasks, c, &c. W e guarantee our retail prices on these Goods against New York or Baltimore. Call and be convinced. HAMMOND & JUSTICE Rubber and Leather Belting. Just received, a large lot of Rubber Belting of all sizes. We warrant every foot we sell and guarantee our prices against any house south of Baltimore. HAMMOND & JUSTICE. Oct. 29 ..1886. 100,000 Pounds OF RAGS WANTED. Paid in Cash or Trade, at ROSS & ADAMS' Book and Stationery Store, No. 17 8. Tryon St. July 9,1886. HARDWARE! HARDWARE!! New Stock, Low Prices. We are rapidly filling our large and handsome New Store with New Goods to replace Stock destroyed by the fall of our building 14th May last. The Merchants of the surrounding country have only to give us a trial to be convinced that we are selling Hardware as low as any house in the State. HAMMOND & JUSTICE. Oct. 9. 1886. A. R. & W. B. NISBET. Wholesale and Retail Grocers and Confectioners, Dealers in Tobacco, Cigars, Musical Instruments, &c CHARLOTTE, N. C. The best stock of Groceries, Confectioneries Prize Candies. Toys, Musical Instruments. Strings, Tobacco, Cigars, Snuff, Wooden-Ware 1'aper liags, canned Goods, Glass Jellies. Uracfe- ers. Powder, Shot. Salt. &c. in the city, will be found at our Wholesale and Retail Store. Call and sec us before buying. A. R. & W. B. NISBET Lanterns, &c. We have the Improved Tubular Lantern : also the Buckeye, with Double Globes. Dr. Scott's Electric Hair Curler immediately crimps, banirs or curls the Hair to any desired shape. For sale by . Dodge's CHICKEN CHOLERA CURE. A rftrtain Cure for Cholera, for sale by VV. M. W1L.SUP W., Charlotte. N. C. BudwelFs Emulsion Cod Liver Oil at W. M. WlLSUr Butter Color, For making Yellow Butter. W. M. WILSON & CO., March 18, 1887. Druggists PILES ! Water Closet Seat, a new and valuable device for the cure and prevention of Piles. No cure no pay. For further information apply to E. NYE HUTCHISON, M. D., Charlotte, July 22, 1887. Agt. for Patentee. Pretty is that Pretty Does. The spider wears a plain brown dress, And she is a steady spinner; To see her, quiet as a mouse, Lioing about her silver bouse. You would never. Dever. never sues The way she gets, her dinner. She looks as if no thought of ill Io all tier life had stirred her; But while she moves with careful tread. And while she pins her silken thread. She is planning, planning, planning still. I he way to do some murder! My child, who reads this simple lay With eyes down-dropt and tender. Remember the old proverb says lbat pretty is, which pretty does, And that work does not go nor stay t or poverty nor splendor. Tis not the house, and not the dress That makes the saint or sinner. To see the spider sit and spin, obut with her web of silver in. You would never, never, never guess lhe way she gets her dinner. A Word to the Wise. There is a growing tendency among thinking physicians toward the study of diet and its effects, and the summing up of much observation seems to bear out the statement that, as a people, we eat far too much meat. Even English authorities and an Englishmen and roast beef have come to be nearly synonymous accept the conclusion, sometimes reluctantly and with reservations: but more often hesita tingly, and with a demand upon their pa tients for a consideration of the new theory; and this, quite apart from the vegetarian theories. More and more it seems to be recognized that meat comes under the head of stimulant rather than nourishment, and that strength of muscle is much more dependent on the cereals and other vege table food than upon flesh. The French peasantry, the better class ot which are probably the best fed people in the world, recognize this fact instinctively, making a small portion of meet flavor a large por Mon of vegetables, and using it but once a day. With us. the test of pros perity for the average working-man Beems to be meat three times a day. lhe result has been a series bf diseases rheu matism in all its forms, kidney difficulties and obscure nervous troubles, owing their rise to the overstimulation of the nervous system by too much meat, and or overcome only by the partial cessation from this form of food. subdued or total It is almost impossible to convince a business man or worker ol any type that he has really breakfasted unless the meal has included meat in some form, prefera bly that ot steak or chop. Yet the same man would do nis day a work: wuu less wear and tear; his nerves would be belter cushioned and protected from shock if be would allow fruit, grains, eggs and fish to take the place of the steak. J rom these prominent facts in the his torv of our own country, we may learn the valuable or ruinous reaction of results, and how the character of those who achieved them, is often stamped with greatness or with meanness; with wisdom orwithfollv: whatever may have beeu their motives or real incentives to action loungman think seriously ot the reac tive influence of results on moral charac ter, before you engage in any important enterprise, NEW GROCERY STORE. W. M. LTLES & CO., Chaklotte, N. C, Trade Street, Central Hotel Building. We keep a supply of Heavy and Fancy Gro ceries of the best grade, such as Coffee, Teas, Sugar, Syrups, Bacon, Hams, best grade of Flour, Canned Goods, Sc. One car load of SALT just received. We do a cash business, and therefore sell Goods at the lowest market rates. We buy all kinds of Country Produce, Such as Wheat, Corn, Oats, Rye, Dried Fruit of all Kinds, Butter, Eggs, Chickens, &c. We pay cash for country Produce, and invite a share of patronage. W. M. LYLES & CO. Aug. 19, 1887. 6m Dividend Notice. North Carolina Railroad Company, Secretary and Treasurer' Office, Burlington, N. C, Aug. 4th, 1887. The second payment of 3 per cent on Divi dend No. 25 will be due on September 1st to Stockholders of record at 12 o'clock, M.. on August 10th. The transfer Books will be closed at 12 o'clock M., August 10th, until September 1st, 1887. P. B. RUFFIN, Aug. 12, 1887. 4w Secretary, KING'S Blood and Liver Pills. Kine's Pills are peculiarly adapted to the fol lowing Diseases: Bilious, Intermittent and Re I mittent Fevers, Sick Headache, Piles, Indiges tion, Costlveness, Colic. Jaundice, Dropsy, Dysentery, Heartburn, Loss of Appetite, Dys pepsia, Diseases or tne Liiver, jianeys ana Bladder, Eruptions ot the ttkin, nervousness, and all Disorders that arise from a Diseased Liver or Impure Blood. For sale by BUKWELJL. ib DUKJM.Liruggists, April 15, 1887. Charlotte, N. C. BAKERY. Having secured the services of one of the very j best of Bakers, I am prepared to furnish Bread, Cakes, and everything in the Bakery line. S. Al. UUWJS.LiLt, Feb. 11, 1887. East Trade Street Dr. Brasg's Lifer Pills. These Pills are peculiarly adapted to the fol lowing Diseases: Bilious, Intermittent and Remittent Fevers, Sick Headache, Piles, Indigestion, Costireness, Colic, Jaundice, Dropsy, Dysentery, Heartburn, Loss of Appetite, Dyspepsia, Diseases of the Liver, Kidneys and Bladder, Eruptions of the Skin, Nervousness, and all Disorders that arise from a diseased Liver or impure Blood. r" Prepared only at the Laboratory of W. M. WILSON & CO., Trade St., Charlotte, N. C. Feb. 11, 1887. The .Art of Conversation. 4r? ; Among many admirable suggestions given by Annid H. Ryder' in, tier recent book, entitled "Hold up your heads. Girls?" we find the following, in a chapter on conversation : a ;' '"-i!,"- "Conversation does not demand that we should - always be vivacious, sparkling. ritty, fanciful, or even that we should use beautiful language; but good' talk does ask for heart and interest. Put your heart into what you have to say; put your mterest into it, and your conscience will be awakened, your zeal wilt be' aroused ; then you will compel attention, and aet others thinking also. These things "being true, it seems to me that character is 'the: first requirement in the art of conversa tion. 1 take it for granted that every girl can,with perseverance, acquire a fluent use of words; for this depends mainly on practice; so I shall try to indicate those qualities which lie back of the words, and which give life to them. Even the nature of a talk will have its source in character, and to character it will return. Whatever chance or circumstance brings about a conversation, it will generally lead to such expressions of ideas as will show the disposition of the conversers. Just here girls, let me remark, that if by any slang or catch words you thoughtlessly express yourselves, the danger is, your character will be misunderstood, and your pure hearts, but merry minds, will be centured for what is not in them. De pend upon it, your own personality will be ioferred from what you say ; hence the value of utter sincerity in what you talk. Naturally, we are led to think about courtesy and gool manners as re quirements in the art of talking. Have you not met certain men and women who, when they opened their mouths to speak to you, conferred a favor on yout" and when they spoke, have you not felt the benediction decending on your heads? I have. They were not always scholars, nor were they great people, nor rich peo ple, but mannered people. World Time. We imagine, says Flammarion, that we ascend very high into the past when we behold the ancient pyramids still stand ing on the plains ot Egypt, the obelisks covered with mysterious hieroglyphics, the silent temples of Asia, the antique pagodas of India, the idols of Mexico and Peru, the secular traditions ot Asia and of our Aryan ancestors, the instruments of the age of stone, the arms cut from silex, the arrows, the spears, the knives, the rasps and the stone slings of our primitive barbarism. We hardly dare to speak of 10,000 or 20,000 years. But even if we should admit 100,000 years as the age of our species so slowly pro- greamve, what wouia. mat oe at ine siae of the apparently fabulous accumulations ot ceuturies which have preceded us in the history of the planet ? Allowing but 100,000 years to the quaternary age (.the existing age,) we see that the tertiary period must have lasted 300,000 years, the secondary 1,200,000 years, the primary nearly 3,000,000, and the primordial more than 5,000,000 years. What is this his tory of life to the total history of the globe, which has required 300,000,000 years tor the earth to solidify, while its exterior temperature was descending to 200 degrees? And how many millions shall we Deed to add, to represent the time whiob has elapsed between the tem perature of 200 degrees and that of 70 degrees, the probable maximum of organic life? The study of worlds opens to us in the order of lime horizons as immense as those which open to us in the . order of space; it causes us to think of eternity as we think of the infinite. A Notorious Horse-Thief. Some weeks ago a requisition was made by the Governor of South Carolina on Gov. ScaleB of North Carolina, for one Owen Manning, alias Obed Maredy, a no torious horBe-thief. It was found that he had stolen a great deal of property of that sort in this State, and so the Governor, when Manning was arrested, refused to give him up. He was arreBted in a swamp in Beaufort county after many shots bad been fired and after he had been wounded severely. Manning's track across the State from Kobeson county to iieaufort, was marked by horse-stesling.while other kinds of property were also bagged. Tuesday he was tried at Lumberton, in Kobeson county, speedily convicted, and sentenced to ten years imprisonment in the peniten tiary. He said, on being granted permis- sion to speak, that ne was tnirty-nve years old, and that up to two years ago he had lived a good life. He began his crime by taking stolen goods, and later, horse-stealing became a passion with him. He bad stolen horses iu a dozen counties. He is by birth a South Carolinian. Thus ends, for a time, the career of the most no torious horse-thief in this State for many years. Tub Advantage of a Liberal Edu cation. Proud father Welcome back to the old farm my boy. So yoa got through college all right? Farmer's son Yes father. P. F. Ye know I told yon to study np on chemistry and things so you'd know best what to do with different kinds of land. What do you think of that flat medder there, for instance? F. tf. Cranky, what a poor place for a ball game. PEGRAH & CO., DEALER IN Boots, Shoes, Rubbers, Trunks And Valises, (First National Bank Building.) South Tbtox St., Chaklottk, N. O. Specialties in Hats. The "Boss Raw Edge" Soft Hats, the "Light Weight" tiilk Hats, most approved style. Trunks and Valises, very superior line. Ladies' High Button Boots, Misses' High But ton Boots, Children's High Button Boots. Leather Back Bound Slipper Soles, Lamb's Bound Slipper Soles, Porpoise Laces, Alma Polish, Fine Button Hooks, Stocking Heel Pro tectors. Aug, 26, 1887. V flow, to Bead.' --1 Nobody eao be sore . that, he : has got clear. ideas n a sabject unless he has tried to pall them down en piece - of . paper in independent words of his own, -It.is an excellent plan, toe, when yoa have read a good book, t sit down and write a " short abstraotof what you can remember of-it. It is a still better plan, if you can make up your' minds to a alight extra labor, io do what Lords Stafford : and Gibbon and Daniel .Webster did. After glancing over the title, subject or design of a book, these emiuent men would take a pen and write roughly what questions they expected to find answered in it, what difficulties solved what kind of information imparted.' Such practice keep us from reading with the eye only, gliding vaguely over the page; and they help us to place our new - acqui sitions in relation with what we knew : be fore. It is almost worth while to read . a thing twice, to make sure that nothing has been missed or dropped on the way, or wrongly conoeived or interpreted. And if the subject be serious, it is often well to let an interval elapse. Ideas, relations, statements of fact, are not to be taken by storm. We have to steep them in the mind, in the hope of thus extracting their innermost essence and significance. It one lets an interval pass, and then -returns, it is surprising how clear and ripe that has become which, when we left it, seemed crnde, obscure, full of perplexity. All this takes trouble, no doubt; but then it will not do to deal with ideas that we find in books or else where; as a certain bird does with its eggs leave them in sand for the sun to hatch and chance to rear. People who follow this plan possess-nothing better than ideas half-hatched and convictions reared by accident. . They are like a man who should pace up and down the world in the delusion that he is clad in sumptuous robes of purple and velvet, when, in truth, he is only half covered by the rags and tatters of other people's cast off clothes. John Money. Embarrassed Bridegroom "If ever I get married in a church again you may call me a goat," said a bashful man the other day "What's the matter now?" "Matter enough," be retorted, and he seemed mad as he thought ot it. l was married not, long ago, and as my wife's parents were pillars of the church, it had to come off there, so they thought. Well, some repairs were being made in the church, so the marriage took place in the Sunday-School room. There's where the trouble came in. We stood up near the platform where the superintendent's desk stood, and before the minister got started 1 noticed a great many people smiling in the audience. I didn't know what to make of it. They all seemed to be look ing over my head. I never eaid anything till the thing was done, then I turned around and looked up. What do yoa think I saw? One of those confounded mottoes hangiug over our head, and it said: 'Suffer little children to come unto me.' Isn't that enough to make a man mad?" m Carbolic Acid fob Indigestion. Of late cases of indigestion have been treated with carbolio acid, its employ ment being found very satisfactory in that form oi dyspepsia known as fermentative. accompanied by constant sour risings and eructations of gas, with pains alter meals and discomfort even after drinking milk or cocoa. It has proved , useful io the form of glyceriue of oarbolio acid; that is, one part of crystallized carboliq acid to four parts of glycerine, the dose being from five to ten minims in mint water, or other convenient vehicle. In case-of much pain of the stomach after food, it has been found useful to add nve or six minims ot the liquor opii sedativus to each dose, and, when there is want of tone in the seat of indigestion and bad appetite, five or ten minims of the tincture of nux vomica have proved serviceable. It is an interesting sabject of inquiry whether the carbolio acid, in this application, acts by arresting fermentative changes in the stomach, or by its well know anaesthetic influence on mucous membranes. N. O. 'Democrat. A Cuek fob Rheumatism. A cor- respondent of the Eoglish Mechanic says: Let all of "ours" know the following: My wife has suffered occasionally with accute rheumatism in her feet, with pain ful swelling, completely taking her off ber feet for many days at a time. The follow ing remedy was recomended recently and tried, and took away the agonizing pain in less than fifteen minutes, and she can now walk very firmly, and in a couple of days she will be able to button her boots, and walk without a stick or crutch: One auari of milk. Quite hot. into which stir one ounce of alum; this makes cards and whey. Bathe the part affeoted with the whev until too cold. In the mean time keep the curds hot, and after bathing, put them on as a poultice, wrap in flannel, and go to sleep (yoa can.) Three appli cations should be a perfect cure even in aggravated cases. t3!r" Take a large sheet of paper and a pen, and write out a list of all the persons yoa dislike, adding a brief statement of the reasons why yoa dislike each of them. Having written accordingly, ask yourself this question: Am 1 doing wen to De anerrv with these persons? Have they j given me offense to justify the dislike ? And now listen to tnis propnecy: xou will be obliged to confess that yoa have not. You will feel ashamed of your dis like for them. Yoa will resolve to cease j disliking them. Z3?f A recent observer of sunflower at tributes their antimalarial action to their absomtion of water from the soil, as well as to their accrediated properties of ab sorbing malarial germs, and emitting much oxygen. JJuring June, loss, a quarter of an acre of sunflowers exhaled in the form of vapor an average of sixty five gallons of water daily. gST As from t-he smallest seeds germi nate the noblest trees of the forest, as from the lowest rounds of toil, rise men, whose influence is as world-wide as the paths of commerce. Victims of Cbuce. Hovs innocent people are tometimea Con victed and Imprisoned. . Since the creation, of the world there baa , hardly been a crime committed in bicn oircumstaqtial evidence has not played a more or less important part in the detection of its author. That in many oases itbas later been discovered innocent people have been made to suffer for the wrong doing of othera is well known and occasionally persons are found who insist that they would, not vote to convict a prisonei even if the ciroamstautial evidence was very strong. A lawyer and a doctor were discussing the sabject a few even ings ago, and three illustrations were given in which grave mistakes had been made. . lhe first will perhaps be remem- oerea dj old residents of Chicago, owing to the wide publicity which, the case ob tainea. uariy one morning a young man. crossed the Madison street bridge coming tornis work id the business part of the city.. At that hoar comparatively few persons were astir, and there was probably no one within a half blook of him in either direotion. Near the bridge there was a vacant space whioh led back to the river. The young man saw lying there, near the sidewalk, a pocketbook and pioked it np. At that instant he heard a pistol shot. While he was standing there, with the pocketbook in his hand, an officer and a number of citizens gathered around him, having heard the report. Back near the riv er they found a man in the throes of death, with a bullet hole in bis head. On his person were found letters bearing his name and address. The young man was asked to show the pocketbook seen in his hand, and to his horror it contained cards bear ing the same inscription as the letters. He endeavored to explain how the prop erty of the dead man came into his pos session, bat he was not believed, and wai locked up charged with murder and robbery In a few weeks the case came to trial and the young man told his story; but it had no weight against the damaging tea timony of half a dozen witnesses for the prosecution, who had seen the pocketbook in his possession the morning of the mar der. There was not a doubt entertained by any person in the oourt room as to the prisoners guilt, and all that seemed yet to be done was for the lawyers to make their arguments, the jury to conviot, and the judge to impose sentence. But there was one witness yet to be heard who was not expected by either side. A stranger who had hastily entered the room announced that he had just arrived in the city and had sometning to say which must be heard, as it was of the greatest importance. He was shown into the witness box. He said he was a broth er of the dead man and that he lived in Iowa. He feared that a great wrong was about to be done to an innooent man, and had oome to prevent it. What he wished to do was to present in evidence a letter he had received from his brother, written the evening before his body had been found. A breathless sileoce ensued, as in a clear voice he read how the whole af fair had been planned by the one who was now dead; how he had deoided to end his existence in such a manner that the insurance companies would raise no objection to paying the full amount of the risks on bis life to his family and brother; how he was to place his pocketbook in the alley designated, where he could lie down some distance away, and when he should see it picked np that would be the signal for firing the fatal shot; bow a stout cord would be tied to the revolver. attached to the other end would be a stoue of sufficient weight to drag the weapon nto the river as Boon as it had done its atal work and been released from his grasp, sucn was tne manner ot tnedeatn of the brother of the stranger, and he could not be silent without morally being the -murderer of the young man whom they were attempting to convict. Then followed a search in the river at the spot where the tragedy was enacted, resulting in tne revolver, string ana stone nemg nshed up, conhrming the conspiracy shown in the letter. Of course the pris oner was released. The lawyer then told of another case. An honest old Uhio farmer one morning Btrolled across his pastures. The spot was but a short distance from the publio road. He beard groans, and he harried forward. JNot iar from the fence lay a man with a large knife thrust into his breast. Mechanically he stooped, over and withdrew the weapon that had dealt a death wound. As he did so he heard the sound of wheels on the turnpike. A carnage stopped ana two men aughtea and came toward him. lbey bad seen him remove the knife, and believed they had detected the dairyman in an awful crime, rne oia sooicnman was cnargea mm e a with murder, was tried, convicted and hanged. A number of years afterward a convict in the penitentiary of another State last before his death confessed to have committed the deed for which the other man had suffered. He and a com- panion bad slept near the old spring the nigut oeiore, suu iu u altercation about some trivial matter he had stabbed his friend, seeing some one coming across the pasture, he had crawled over to the fence and waited developments. An inno cent man had been sacrificed. Up to this time the doctor had been a silent listener, but as he relighted his cigar he said: . 1 once bad a little expe rience that may interest you. When I was about 17 years old I was appointed mail agent on a Western road. After I had been working for Uncle Sam about a year I was surprised one day to be called intA th nrivate officfc of the nostmaster the divuion headquarters. Here I was in formed that I was suspected of having robbed tbe mails and told there was very damaging evidence against me. A list of val uable letters that bad never reached their destination was shown me, and the start ling information that I was about to be arrested was vouchsafed. I was asked what I had to say, and,' of course, had nothing other than it was all a mistake. Over 100 letters had been reported as lost, and every one had disappeared on my run. This looked bad, but I insisted that they had been taken somewhere else than on the car. ' Finally I suggested a plan for locating the thief which seemed to meet the approval of my accusers. My manner mast nave satisfied them that j 17 was. not guilty or they would not have given me the chance they did.- I proposed that- an other man be secretly put on my rani that I keep oat of sight until the following, .af ternoon, when i would go. to the. station and come to the postoffice with-' the: mail just ss though I had madevoy regular ran. Whoever was working the game on me would not know of the change and it might aid in locating, the crooked i work. This was agreed to, and they - pat me- on parole not to ran away. I did just as I had proposed, and came from the train t to the office the following day with my mail. I hang aroand for an hour or more,' and was again called to meet Mr Williams and the postmaster. - Here I learned that half a dozen decoy letters had been sent in and five of them had been taken. . This let me oat, and I was congratulated. There was no doubt now that the stealing was being done in the postoffioe. and that 'whoever was doing it had deliberately planned to throw all suspicion on me. For a week I heard nothing more, until an old ' school mate of mine was arrested. . .His room cad been searched and a number of ,' missing drafts lound.Uiat he had neglected to de stroy. ' He 'DToke down ancr -confessed. He was given an eighteen-year sentence, bat will have served his time and be.' Bet at liberty in a few months more. -. Cir cumstantial evidence is good proof, I sap- pose, but I am afraid of t. iJhicago Tribune. Horses sot Fools, I have seen and heard things of horses that I think exceed anything yet pal lisbed in your. "Natural History" columns. Often I've felt a desire , to tell these things to the children who read yoar 10th and 11th pages; now 1 ask1 yoa ' please to publish them for the benefit of the' person wno tninks norses are loots, ana A nope the little folks will enjoy them too. I do not exaggerate any thing will simply state the occurrences as they took ' place.' ' My father lived near Cassville, Bartow coun ty, Ga. He raised his own stock and. cat tle. Among the horses he raised - were two of which I wish to speak. ' Harney and Edna were my father's buggy-horses, and also brother and sister. Harney was older than Edna, and lived most of his life before I can remember. Bat there is one thing I shall always remember; he coveted the blue-grass which grew rank and sweet among my mother's flowers and shrubs in the front lawn. We children sometimes led him in there to graze. Once he tasted that grass, it took constant watching , to disappoint his many plans getting to, it. At last we were completely outwitted by that horse. My mother was sitting on the front porch, and we children were playing in the front lawn, on the, coveted blue-grass, suddenly mamma screamed. We children came in a body and .found mamma standing in the front door, wav ing her cook-apron frantically at Harney, wno siooa in tne nan, mnaiy ; regaraing her. When we all rushed up the steps he lost hope of reaching the grass that time, and looking for an exit saw. only one door open, which happened to be the par lor. He quietly walked in, round the centre table, and out again the way he came. Sev eral days after, be was permitted to make the journey to suit himself. He walked up the back steps one at a time, but leaped the front ones, and hastened to the blue-grass. Older members of my-family say he knew the Methodist church-bell at Cassville, and always wanted to take, the road to the church after he heard it ring. Edna I know more about. She was a fam ily buggy horse, and we children drove her a great deal, bhe was trained to-a number of little conveniences in I driving, each as walking through muddy j places and over bridges. If yoa' desired her- to go faster, slower, or stop, yoa had only to give her the proper signal. - She was often sick, and learned just the- measures - used in treating her, and went through it with out any trouble. The cat, dog, . and ' this horse need to play together all the -.while. The cat lay down with all feet in the air, the horse put ber nose down among those feet, and such scratching;- biting ; and snorting 1 never saw; suddenly the cat sprung up, and there was a race for the nearest tree Kitty always got there hrst. The dog now sprung from behind the tree, and oft the two were all over the lawn. This programme was repeated until the horse walked on to graze, while cat and dog lay down to rest. Edna would not wear a blind bridle; nothing . could . keep it on her; she must see what, happened to her, or she was simply not to. be controlled. When dressed to suit herself, she was as gentle and sensible as - a horse can be. I remember two instances, when any other horse I ever saw j would have run away. Unoe the collar leil at her feet; another time both traces: came off the singletree at once she looked to see what the trouble was, and then losing all appearance of fright, quietly waited lor their readjustment. When crossing a shallow branoh her check-rain was ' let down for her to drink; it got bitched on tbe name some way and she couldn't I loosen it sufficiently to allow her to drink. Finally, after repeated other efforts, she turned her head, caught tbe rein in her teeth, and jerked it loose and drank. One bad habit of hers I must not fail to men tion. She ate chickens. When the moth er had been off a day or two, Edna will follow them, step on one at a time, take, it up and eat it. She killed them rapidly. I knew a horse in Cedartown, Folk, coun ty, Ga., which always carried the , buggy to the barn, and backed it up under the shed. Sometimes he had to make repeat ed efforts before successful, bat he never I lost patience, nor rested nntil he was suo- at I cessfnL What is it in that horse s head that enables him or her to astonish ; us with at least an appearance of reason -and intelligence? Some persons dislike own ing that a horse is like a man -in this re spect. God has not told us whether or not animals are intelligent, but I i think the facts I have stated prove that our friend and servant, the horse," is not a "fool." I do not believe any horse 'will starve with food within reaebjif it is welL As to winding itself up, and not unwind ing itself again, many human beings get themselves in tbe same fix, and are utter ly unabU to get themselves ut again. When exceedingly frightened,' man fails to avail himself of means of ! rescue 'from danger. Nashville Advocate '