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CHARLOTTE, N. C, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER ,9, 1887. VOLUME XXXTI. NUMBE1V J s'H t ; : '. 3 t '-it ftl t r-iA t ami j " . J i!J i- ji: ,i tit I ,.. i ,., '1.-1... ! "'II , ; , i , i .( ! i'l, ! : .. . "... . , , - - . ..! T II E CHARLOTTE DEMOCRAT, Published every Fbiday by YATES & STRONG. o raBJts One Dollar and Fifty Cents for 1 year. One Dollar for G months. Subscription price due in advance. o Entered at the Poet Office in Charlotte, N C., as second class matter," according to the iiiies of the P. O. Department. II. U. ECULE3. GEO. W. BftYAN. CENTRAL HOTEL, CII4HLOTTJE, US. C. The largest and most centrally located Hotel in lie city. . , , . Newly painted and reTnrtushed. Electric Bells and Electric Lights. The Central and Belmont united. ECCLES & BRYAN, ug. 5, 1887. Proprietors. J. P. McCOMBS, M. D., tJflers bis professional services to the citizens of Charlotte and surrounding country. All calls, 'joth night and day, promptly attended lo. Ollice 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, 1887. tf . HUH WELL. P. D. WALKER. BURWELL & WALKER, Attorneys at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Will practice in the State and Federal Courts tW Office in Law Building. Jan. 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, 1885. HERIOT CLARKSON, Atlorney-at-Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C, Will practice iu all the Courts of this State Prompt attention given to collections. Nov. 7, 1885. tf 9. I. OSBORNE. W. C. MAXWELL. OSBORNE & MAXWELL, , Attorneys at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Will practice in the State and Federal Courts. EP Offices 1 and 3 Law Building. July 3, 188C. y HAMILTON C. JONES. CHARLES W. TILLETT. JONES & TILLETT. Attorneys at Law. CUARLOTTE, N. C. Practice in the Courts of this District nnd iu Richmond county. Also, in the Federal Courts of the Western District. Aug. 12, 1887. G. P. BASON, Attorney at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. IS" 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. 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, CHARLOTTE. N . C . Office over A. R. Nisbet & Bro's store. Office hours from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M. Jan. 1,1880. K. B 6PRINOS. E. 8. BCRWKLL. SPRINGS & BURWELL, Grocers & Commission Merchants, Cor. College and 4th Sts., CHARLOTTE, N. C. Jan. 1, 1887. JOHN FARRIOR, (No. 3, Tryon street, near WrbtorCs Drug Stvre,) Charlotte, N. C. Practical Watch-Maker and Jeweler, Keeps a full stock of handsome Jewelry Clocks, Spectacles, &c, which he will sell at a iair price. Dealer in Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, Jtwclry, Silver and Silver-Plated Ware, &c. Repairing of Jewelry, Watches', Clocks, Ac. done promptly, and satisfaction assured. replhiDeCial atlention iven t0 fine Watch Aug. 19, 1887. I FINE SHOES. Complete Stock and Lowest Prices Shoes, Trunks and Valises. PEGRAM & CO , 1C South Tryon street. June 24.1887. GROCERIES, ETC THE BEST STOCK OF Heavy and Pancv Grnrftrifia. CONFECTIONERIES. Fruits, Canned Goods, etc., can be found at A. R. & W. B. NISBET TnE Moon's Magnetism. M. Ligner, an Austrian meteorologist, claims to have ascertained after careful investigation that the moon has an influence on a mag netized needle vary iDg with its delinea tion. The phenomenon is said to be more prominently noticeable when the moon it near the earth, and to be very marked when 6be is passing from the full to her first and eeoond quarter. The disturb ances are found to be in their maximum when the moon is in the plane of the equa tor, an7i greater during the southern than it is during the northern declination. New York Sun. LAND FOR SALE. I offer for sale, privately, a small tract of Land in Sharon township, adjoining Wm. Sample and others. The tract contains about 37 Acres, with a Dwelling and out-houses. For further " in formation apply to the undersigned in person, or address me at Pineville P. O , N. C. If the Land is not sold by the middle of October, it will be for rent. M. N. YANDLE Sept. 2, 1887. 5w Administrator's Notice. Having been appointed Administrator of the estate of the late Saml. E. Howie, I hereby give notice to all persons having claims against said Estate to present the same to me before the 3d day of September, 1888. TUOS. QLUYAS, Adra'r. of Saml. E. Howie. Sept. 2. 1887. 6w NEW GOODS ARRIVING. CALL AND SEE THEM. isew 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. lie sure to see them. Hew lot of uiacK casnmeres, which will be sold at very ciose pronis. ft li TIT i nniTnininii . - . Aii-vooi iiiidx nxiii 1 1 as sometuing new. Ask to see them. Also, our new line of Black Camel s Hair. Our line of Blacks is very attrac tive throughout, and every lady making pur chases in Mourning uoods will do well to ex amine our stock. It remains a fact that we are selling the cheap est line of Hosiery that has ever been on the market. The Goods are all new, bought at close figures, ana soiu at unusually close profits. T. L SEIGLE & CO., Aug. 19, 1887. 11 West Trade street. HULLING CLOVER. The Victor Clover Huller will thresh Clover ior ine puoiic ana is ready to start out at any ime. Parties wanting to make engagement win piease can on J. G. SHANNONHOUSE. Or S. II. HILTON. Aug. 19, 1887. 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 Drought to tins market. Double and Single Breech Loading Shot Guns, all grades. London Fine Twist Muzzle Load ing Guns. Breech Loading Rifles, all grades. Paper and Brass Shells. Breech Loading Imple ments, Shot Pouches and Belts, Powder Flasks, &C..&C. We guarantee our retail prices n 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 S. Tryon St. July 9, 1886. HARDWARE! HARDWARE!! New Stock, Low Prices. Wc 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, &o CHARLOTTE, N. C. The best stock of Groceries, Confectioneries Prize Candies, Toys, Musical Instruments, strings, Tobacco, Cigars, Snuff, Wooden-Ware Paper Bags, Canned Goods, Glass Jellies, Crack ers, Powder, Shot, Salt, &c, in thecity, will be found at our Wholesale and Retail Store. Call and see us before buying. A. R. & W. B. NISBET Lanterns, &c. We have the Improved Tubular Lantern; also the Buckeye, with Double Olobes. R. H. JORDAN & CO. Dr. Scott's Electric Hair Curler immediately crimps, bangs or curls the Hair to any desired shape. or sale by R. II. JORDAN & CO. Dodge's CHICKEN CHOLERA CURE. A certain Cure for Cholera, for sale by W. M. WILSON & CO., Charlotte. N. C BudwelFs Emulsion Cod Liver Oil at W. M. WILSON & CO'S. Butter Color, making Yellow Butter. For W. M. WILSON & CO., March 18, 1887. Druggists' FILES ! 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 nUTCHISON, M. D., Charlotte. July 22, 1887. Agt. for Patentee. On the Snore. - : 1 Beyond those sunset bars oi goU, " Ml? Which light the wavre of the purple seaj Near the crystal river, the pearly gate, 1 know you are watching and waiting (or me. Not weary, nolfearfah for time wi'.b you Is never measured by lingering years, ; And the golden pointa on the dial's face Are numbered by ' smiles ana not oy ;tear. ! - -ua r;'.- , ill,. - ' )..' .- M i To-night, as I walked on the louely shore And hat lo the mournful surges qeati 1 think of the musicthat falls on your ear, Ui the . beautiful-blossoms that he at jour feet. '" ' , And Us joy mine to know that no grief o j Can -darken a brow so bright and' fair Yet I sometimes fancy my spirit can feel A eleam from the elorious radiance . there. A boat will lie shortly on yonder wave, . The boatman be drawing toward the shore; His call of warning I soon shall hear, And the soft, low splash of his ready oar. lie will bear me safely, Ins arm is strong, Till the walls of the golden gate I set; And when I reach it your task is done, I here is no more watching and waiting for me. Our word "dollar" dates back to 1785, when a resolution was passed by Congress which provided that it should be the unit of money of the United States. Another resolution was passed iu 1785, Aug. 5, providing that it should weigh 375.64 grains of pure silver. The mint was established in 1792, and was then re quired to coin silver dollars containing 371.25 grains oi pure silver, ibis was due to the influence of Alexander Hamil ton. No dollars were coined until 1794, and then irregular. They are now worth $100 each. In 1794 the coinage of regu lar doilars began. Our coin was an adap tation of the bpanisn muled dollar, a coin very popular wherever Spaniards traveled. The coin was called "piastre," meaning a flat piece of metal; it is synonymous with piaster. - Hot Water and Lemon Juice. An intelligent professional man had long been troubled with an inactive liver, which caused him a world of pain. A friend ad vised him to take a glass oi hot water with the juice of half a lemon squeezed into it, but no sugar, night and morning. He tried it, and iound himself better al most immediately. His daily headaches, which medicine had failed to cure, left him, his appetite improved, and he gained several pounas wunin a lew weeKs. NEW GROCERY STORE. W. M. LYLES & CO., Charlotte, 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, beat grade of Flour, Canned Goods, &c. One car load of SALT just received. We do a cash business, and therefore sell Goods at the lowest market rates. XW We buy all kinds of Country Produce, Such as Wheat, Corn, Oats, Kye, 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 PEGRAM & CO., DEALER IN Boots, Shoes, Rubbers, Trunks And Valises, (First National Bank Building,) South Tbyox St., Charlotte, N. C. Specialties in Hats. The "Boss Raw Edge" Soft Hats, the "Light Weight" Silk Hats, most approved style. Trunks and Valises, very superior line. Ladies' High Button Boots, Misses' High But ton Boots, Children's Hign .Button Hoots. Leather Back Bound Slipper Soles, Lamb's Bound Slipper Soles, Porpoise Laces, Alma Polish. Fine Button Hooks, Stocking Heel Pro tectors. Aug, 26, 1887. Dr. Bragg's Liver Pills. These Pills are peculiarly adapted to the fol lowing Diseases: Bilious, Intermittent and Remittent Fevers, Sick Headache, Piles, Indigestion, Co6tiveness, Colic, Jaundice, Dropsy, Dysentery, Heartburn, Lioss of Appetite, Dyspepsia, Diseases oi me Liver, Kidneys and Bladder, Eruptions of the Skin, Nervousness, and all Disorders that arise from a diseased Liver or impure ijiooa. 1ST Prepared only at the Laboratory of W. M. WILSON & CO., Trade St., Charlotte, N. C. Feb. 11, 1887. E. M. ANDREWS, Charlotte, N. C, Has the largest and most complete stock of FURNITURE In the State. Also, Baby Carriages, Coffins, n sT i n - -w-fc m r t Metallic uaes ana mnai suits. I buy largely and sell cheap. No charge for Packing or Drayage. Pianos and Organs Of the best makes on the installment plan. Low prices and easy terms. I am Agent for LUD DEN & BATES' MDSIC HOUSE. E. M. ANDREWS. Wholesale and Retail Dealer, Next to Wittkowsky & Baruch. Feb. 12.1886. , Bibles and Testaments. The Mecklenburg County Bible Society keep at its Depository at the 8tore of W. A. Truslow on Tryon street, a well selected stock of Bibles, Testaments, Psalms and Gospels, which can be had at actual cost; and will be furnished to per sons unable to purchase, gratuitously. Oct. 1, 1886. pd !; It Pays to be vGentlem&n. . . , e listened IateW talk Irom 'djs- tingutshed orator 10 sforhe school boys and girls and some of his remarks were so per iiiucuit iiibii we vbuuw luiwrir ijuuviug them. To the boys 1 ns said: ' "Let ' me impress npon you boys,' ever; 'one of yon, I that. tt. arsi ff ha s - trvonl lam an - I fr visit 1 1,mMm m w bjb V W SW S W V MMM SB SI M. SV UVV I mean a geatleman lir the .oonventional I sense. . . lo be that, yon liave Only to do too I work, wear fine clothes: keep ' dainty ' 6o-1 gers that are' never subjected to 'any- e' I verer task than twirling a -leente mus-1 tache, and affect an ntter ignorance 'of I whatever is practical. '1 hardly think it I pays to be a gentleman after this ' style. I The creature evolved by the above named I arts, is me very opposite oi a eeniieman: i for he is a mere bundle of selfishness, and the first element of the true gentleman 'is ftorffaceraent of -self, iufegard'f6r" others. Kemember, boys, If you cultivate your heart into a tender care for other people s rights and feelings, you will have no need of a Turveydrop to teach you deportment. Ibe observance of the rule, "do unto oth ers as you would thai they should do unto you, will make you a gentleman in the true acceptation of that term and noth ing else will. And let me urge you to bear it iu mind that you must be gentle men it you nope lor a career rightly suc cessful. I need not tell you that a great many men win money, ftnd some occupy large places in the world, who live for self-, and care little whom they trample down in their schemes for gain. If to be rich and powerful fills the conception of success, these are successful. But to be selfishly great, is to be both badly great and greatly bad, and assuredly you would set before yonr ambition no such an end. The acquirement of wealth at the expense of cutting yourself off from human sym pathy and love is a fearful bard bargain. It is in fact a selling of the soul for world- ly gain which the great Teacher charac terizes as the sum of folly. . But when you are lifted to wealth, position and power because of vour exhibition of true gentlemanly graces, the elevation be speaks your advancement in the nobility ot manhood." Sunny oouth. A Liberal Education. In an address at the alumni dinner at Amherst College one of the speakers had this to say : "If you will visit the facto ries ol L.ewistou and Lawrence, the ma chine shops of Taunton and Manchester, you will find, as for years past, numbers of vouner men, graduates ol Amherst, of Yale and of Harvard, who having for saken the pleasant companionships and congenial associations of the scholar's life, have donned the overalls of the day la borer and are working with their hands the same as .any operative, with the same hours, under , the sameh.. stringent rales, commencing in the lowest room, cleaning iron castings, with no privileges except that when they have thoroughly mastered the handiwork of one room they are ad vanced to tho next, until, finally, at the end of about three years they have com pleted their professional education. Hard headed business men with large pecuniary interests at stake, recognize that in this way they secure the liberally educated men, hand and head all trained to where lo intrust the management of their shops and treasurersbips to insure the best re turns. Will any one question that such a preparation makes a liberal prolession i Home-Made Ice. Take a cylindrical earthen vessel and ponr 3 ounces of com mercial sulphuric acid and If ounces of water into it and then add 1 ounce of powdered sulphate of soda. In the center of this mixture, place a smaller vessel con taining the water to be frozen: then cover the vessel, and, if possible, revolve the whole with a gentle motion. In a few minutes, the water in the small vessel will be converted into ice. lhe same mixture can be used a second or third time for making a block of ice. The operation should, if possible, be performed in a cool place, in a cellar, for example. La Science en lamille. A eon of an Army officer some years ago wanted to secure a clerkship iu one of the departments at Washington, but his father dissuaded him and advised him to undertake any other employment that was honorable. The young man secured a job as railroad brakeman and stuck to it. Now he is assistant superin tendent of the road. fSp There have been twenty-two Presi dents of the United States. Five of them were elected at fifty seven, and six at tained the great office before the age of fifty. Three military men past sixty U a it a Ksan alnAta ttrA ilia) vaw QAAn and the other was Gen. Jackson, and he was but sixty one when elected. To restore faded ink on parch ment, etc.. the Bodleian .Library, at Ox ford, has long employed hydrosulphide of ammonia, a solution of which is spread in a thin layer over the writing, by means of a camel s hair pencil. PEACE INSTITUTE, Raleigh, N. C. ' The Fall Session commences en the first Wed nesday in September (6th day) and ends the first Wednesday in June, 1888. Every department of instruction filled by ex perienced and accomplished Teachers. Building, the largest and most thoroughly equipped in the 8tate. Heated by Steam, and Study Hall lighted by Electricity. Special rates for two or more from, same family. For Circulars and Catalogue, address Rev. R. BURWELL & SON, July 8, 1887. 2m Raleigh, N. C KING'S Blood and Liver Pills. King's Pills are peculiarly adapted to the fol low inn Diseases : Bilious, Intermittent and Re mittent Fevers, Sick Headache, Piles, Indiges tion, Costiveness, Colic, Jaundice, Dropsy, Dysentery, Heartburn, Loss 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 by ' BURWELL & DUNN. Drueeists. , April 15, 1887. . Charlotte, N.C. An GoglishpaceT 'cites sni .moiieat wherein' a goat not only resisted: his ha mad ieapsr, bat esophatlcall; vindicated his-own principles.' t "Billy" belonged to a regiment, and never was a gat more at- tentive topabliodnty tbsoi-was ht.V In KUV UltDB"! WIU U V W "W ' S ' VAWAUW gUVOVy It -w-m oaa.VAAm Ha' ar a a favoTanma t and received roaaya dainty ni&rsel there from the friendlr hands of taa men.; line aisfit, however it, happened- that Col. lriee, in a spirit of mischief, proposed that toe goat should be ottered a glass of liquor, Accordingly, be coaziagly held oat. his eup, and Billy, after a suspicious prelimi nary suiff quaffed off tha contents., An other and yet aaother of the men offered duif a arinK, to ibvmbuob n oouta ; on think of declining. : ' niii , , ' j : finally,: the largo tarthern. vessel whieh held the beef authe bead of the table was placed upon the floor, and Billy was di rected to help himself, whioh he proceed ed to do with such hearty good will that he became helplessly, unmistakably intox icated. The next morning he was absent from roll call and no one could tempt : him - to leave the stable during the entire day. When the second evening's mess began without him, the Colonel was requested to bring the deserter before a court mar tial of those who had witnessed his tip pling. it was with dimcuttv that Hilly was dragged into the room which be evident Iv remembered as the scene of his dis grace. His appearanoe was greeted with a cheer, but sidly changed were his looks. Hi once glossy coat bad an unkempt ap pearanoe, while the once proud and erect head was lowered in shame. "Come, Billy, take a drink," said - the sergeant at the bead of the table. lhe words seemed to rouse the animal He lifted his head, his eye lit up, his fore hoof. beat the floor. With a snort, a rush, and a bound, Billy butted full against the large earthgrn vessel coutaimng the men s evening allowance of ale, breaking it into a thousand pieoes. Then, with his head onoe more erect, he stalked proudly out ot the room. "And, really," said the corporal who told the incident, "Billy's was the best blue-ribbon lecture I ever listened to." Curious Hysterical Epidemic. A curious outbreak of convulsionist mauia, analogous to those which occurred irom time to time during the middle ages, has shown itself at Agosta, in the province of liome. t or some weeks past the country peo ple have been laboring under the delusion that the district is under the immediate government of the evil one, and before re tiring to rest they carefully place on the threshold the broom and the salt' which are credited with the power of keeping off evil spirits. Mauy of the younger women have epileptiform attacks, during which they utter piercing sbriek9 and are vio lently convulsed. So serious had the condition ot things become that tne syn dic of Agosta found it necessary to inform the prefect, who sent detachments of sol diers into the district in order to calm the apprehensions of the inhabitants. As a natural consequence of this condi tion of mental perturbation the country ie overrun with quacks, who claim to possess the only infallible remedy for the seiz ures. One of these nostrums, the vender of which was making a rich harvest from its sale, was found on analysis to consist of earth, snuff and borax. Three medical men who were commissioned to investi gate the cause and nature of this extra ordinary affection came to the conclusion that it was an epidemic of hysteria. They examined a number of the suffer ers, mostly young women, some of whom were alleged to have vomited nails, horse shoes and other equally indigestible sub stances, while others barked like dogs. Several of them were 'removed to Rome for treatment in the hospitals there, and measures have been taken to check the spread of the mischief. In a milder degree this contagion's form of hysteria is not infrequent, especially in places where ignorance and superstition favor manifestations of nervous disorder. The worst excesses of popular outbreaks, like the French revolution, have been at tributed to similar influences and with every appearance of justice. British Medical Journal. A "ktty dwindle. A resm ot wrap- costs about seven cents a pound, and by some dealers articles that are necessary - issary to wrap in paper are weighed, after a sum cient amount of paper is placed in tne scales for the wrapping. Of course the paper is a part of the weight. The means of obtsining a sale of paper, in the case of tea, for instance, at sixty cents per pound, gives the dealer f 30 for a ream of paper. All articles give a profit for the paper cor responding to the price of the goods. The use 01 paper in scales snoma oe ioroiaaeu. A poor man is unable to pay a profit on caper. A merchant's pound should be 16 ounces of the goods purchased. Good Housekeeping. 3f The largest apple orchard in the United States is claimed by . Fairmount, in Leavenworth county, Kansas. It con tains 437 acres and is composed of 50,- 000 trees of the following varieties : 70 acres of Winesaps, 240 acres of Ben Davis. 70 aores of Missouri Pippins, 40 acres of Uenitans, eight acres ot Uooper s Early and eight acres of Maiden's liiusn. Last year's .crop is estimated at 40,000 bushels. True as Gospel. You had as well take your guano.acid phosphate and other commercial - fertilizers and dump them into the creek as to use on lands devoid of vegetable matter. And your stable ma nure and cotton seed will pay you twice as well on land rested, or planted in pess or some small gram and tnrned under in the fall after the sap has returned to the ground. Scotland Neck Democrat. It appears that Congressman Phe- a of Memphis, is not, after all, the mngest member of the Fiftieth , Coo- lan Youngest gress. Congressman Shivelyof Indiana, was born in March, 1857, a year later man Mr Phelan. Smart Animals. ; A Scrantoo gentleman has a cat that is very" I6od of soma kinds of music, and Tery touch exasperated whenever her mas ter JIay s on his violin. She will lie on the sofa and parr approvingly whenever one I of the young ladies performs , a waltz or other lively piece on the piano, -and she wl listen -attentively , to , the children's songs, but aa aooa as her owner begins to tune up his violin she becomes very un easy The , moment he starts to , play a tone-the; vat darts at him as if she had suddenly been, seized with a fit, scratches viciously at the lower part of bis trousers leg, and squalls as though she was in great pain. If he continues to play after this demonstration of her disapproval of that kind of music the cat jumps up and I tries lo scratch the noisy instrument out of his hands, and when she finds that she cannot do that she runs around the room and mews piteously. As soon as the gen- tlemaa lays the violin down on the piano and speaks kindly to the cat she seems pacified at onee, trots over to where he is standing, ruos ner neaa ana DacK loving- .. .a? a mm a ly against bis ankles, and purs contented ly, looking up to him and aoting as if she wanted to tell him that she would always be a good cat if he would never make any more of those hateful sounds. But so sure as he undertakes to resume playing the cat begins ber tantrums and refuses to be quiet until be has put down the violin again. She is fond of organ music, but she cannot be taught to like the noise made by the violin strings. She will tol erate the guitar,' but the violin never. lhe gentleman, who is an excellent ama teur violinist, prizes pussy very highly, and whenever he wishes to entertain his friends with a little musio from his favo rite instrument he has a servant take the cat to her little house in the back yard and fasten her in. As soon as the guests have departed puss is allowed to come into the house, when she scampers from one member of the family to the other, and purrfully expresses her gratitude at being permitted to be where they are once more. A Hitch in Time. How to Prevent Trousers from Bagging at the Knees. "How do I keep my trousers from bag ging at the knees?" echoed an old man who had served many years in the .Brit ish navy, in response to a New York Sun reporters question. "Why, that s one of the simplest things in the world if a man only knows how, and will put himself to a little trouble at hrst. Jaok Tars trousers, as you know, are very close reefed and built snug and taut all the way down until near the bottom, where they are given full sail and spread themselves well over the boots. They are the-very kind that are apt to bag at the knees; so one of the hrst things the young landlubber is taught when be enters the. navy is how to wear them. No doubt you have often heard of the sailor taking a hitch in his trousers every time he sits down, and no doubt you thought he did it merely as a sort of intro duction to the yarn he was about to spin. Yes, few people would imagine that the hitch is what keeps the trousers straight; but just think a moment and you will re collect that they fit very tight around the knee, and that whenever you sit down and poke out your knees you stretch the cloth. That's what makes the bagging when you sit down; you leave plenty of slack for the knees to play in, and your clothes will wear out before they will bsg. Alter taking the bitch a few times it will be come almost second nature to you, aca you will do it unconsciously every time you sit down, lhe bitch may be simple, bnt it's worth more to a man than one of those- patent $5 trouser stretchers. As for the coat, not one in a dozen knows how to button it so that it will set well. The proper way is to begin at the bottom button and go up. Nut a day passes but I have lo laugh at people who say they are going to button their coats up, and then calmly proceed to button them down." - A Hard Profession. Old Dr. Johnson once said, addressing a class of medical students, that the study of medicine was a most arduous under taking; that the most comprehensive mind and the most industrious student could scarcely do more than explore the portals of medical knowledge during the brief time allotted to study before commencing P0" . .7U8,T u" a 1 1 in .ra vnansvi a, r i ixsh rw nifl nrn nn i r r should rest upon him like a nightmare. He should explore every avenue of nat ural knowledge, must become familiar with chemistry, natural philosophy and natural history, but, above all, be must learn the construction of his own frame, the means by whieh be lives, moves and has his being. He must understand the nature of all those influences by which health is broken down and restored, and by what means disease, suffering and death may be averted, ur. jonoson tur ther says that nothing contributes so much to the support of quackery as the present insufficiency of medical knowledge. Men do not, says be, easily abandon hope,' but aa readily put faith in ignorant pretenders as drowning men catch at straws. The Charlotte Democrat consist ently and persistently opposes the Blair , Bill offered in Congress for the enlarge ment of the Publio Schocls. As a rule, we ought to encourage education, but yet, if the wire-workers and politicians are to control educational institutions in the in terest of the parties, and that too without . reference to the welfare of the children, the P.age ofthe flr BUI would be a curse. - soon alter tne oiu was onerea. a prominent member of Congress informed ns that the northern members had no idea of passing it without such amendments as would give them control of its opera tions, and be offensive to southern educa tion. Mr J. II. Mills in his paper at ThomasviUe. The Blair Bill will probably pass Congress, and it will prove as great a curse to the poor white man of the South as anything that can befall him. A Freedman's Bureau for schools will devil noor white neoole a ereat deal more than did the Freedman's Bureau for negroes just after the war. n Adventures with the Grizzly Baar.?J Few persons believe that a g'rlrzly , wll attack a man before he is himself attacked. I was one of these doubting Thomases until two years ago, when I was 'thof- oughly convinced by ocular tlemonstra tion that Borne grizzlies at leart, .will at tempt to mike a meal ofa man even though he may not have harmed them previously. We were hunting in the Shoshone Mountains,' in Northern Wyo ming. I had killed a large elk in the morning, and on going back to the carcass in the afternoon to skin it we saw that Bruin had been there ahead of us,, but had fled on our approach. Without" the least apprehension of his return, we leaned our rifles against a tree fifty' feet ' away, and commenced work. There were three ot us, but only two rifles.1 Mr Huffman, the photographer, having left his in camp, He had finished taking views of the car- caas, and we were all busily engaged skinning, when, hearing a crashing' in the bush and a scries oi savage roars and growls, we looked up the hill, and "were norrmea to see three grizzly bears an old female and two cubs about' two-thirds grown charging upon us with ' all the savage fury of a pack of starving wolves upon a sheepfold. - u They were between us and our Jrifles when we first saw them,' and 'we4 'sprung to onr horses, which were picketed V few yards below, supposing, of course 'that when the bears reached the elk 'carcass they would proceed to eat it,' and'rjay 'no further attention to us. Strange to say, it was the carcass to which they pail" no attention. They still came after uh; we had no time for flight, and could not even release and mount our terror-stricken horses. Our only chance was to fight for our lives, and with one accord we all three grasped our hunting-knives d dashed at them. We threw our hats abd yelled like Comanches,; and the savage brutes, seeing themselves thus boldly con fronted by equal numbers, stopped, raised on their haunches, growled, snapped their jaws for a few moments, and then walked sullenly back up the hill into the brush. This gave us an opportunity to get bold ot our rines, and then it was our turn to charge. To make a long story short, we killed the old female and one cub; the other escaped into the jungle before we could get a shot at him. The resolute front we put on saved our lives. The grizzly is partly nocturnal in his habits, and apparently divides his labor of obtaining food and his travelling about equally between day and night. It is not known to what age he lives in his wild state, bnt be is supposed to attain to twenty-five or thirty years. Notwithstanding the great courage and ferocity of this formidable beast, he will utter the most pitiable groans and howls when seriously or mortally "woun ded. Another instance of a grizzly making an unprovoked attack upon a man was vouched for by a man whom I know to be strictly truthful. Two brothers were prospecting in a range of mountains near the head-waters of the Stinking Water River. The younger of the two, though an able-bodied man and capable of doing a good day's work with a pick or shovel, was weak-minded, and the elder brother never allowed him to go any distance from the camp on their work alone. He, however, sent bim one evening to the spring, a few rods off, to bring a kettle .of water. The spring was in a deep gorge, and the trail to it wound through some fissures in the rock. As the young man passed under a (helving rock, an immense old female grizzly, that had taken up tem porary quarters there, reached out and struck a powerful blow at hs head, but fortunately could not reach far enough, to do him any serious barm. .The, tblpw knocked his hat off, and her claws .caught his scalp, and laid it open clear across the top of his head in several . ugly, gashes. The force of the blow sent ' him spinning around, and not knowing enough to, ;W frightened, be attacked her savagely 4with the only weapon he bad at band the camp-kettle. The elder brother beard the racket, and hastily catching up his; rifle, found his brother vigorously . belaboring the bear over the head with the camp-kettle, and the bear striking at him savage blows, any one of which, if she could have reached him, would have torn his bead from his shoulders. Three bullets' from the rifle, fired in rapid succession, loosen ed her hold upon the rocks, and she . tum bled lifelessly into the trail. The , poor 7. Z'l. .tJ , V , 11 .iiirwr i 11 rim it 11 1 1 . 11 i u nan .in ..ail tann i " ,. , . eould only appease his anger by continu ing to maul the bear over the head, with the camp-kettle for several minutes after she was dead. G. Q. Shields tn Harpers Magazine tor August. Young Man, You Will Dp. , .,u A young man was recently graduated from a scientific school. His home 'had been a religious one. He was a - member of a Christian Church, had pious parents, brothers and sisters. On graduating, ' he determined upon a Western life among the mines. - Foil of courage and hope, he started out on'his long journey to strike out for himself in a new world. -; 1 ' The home prayers followed him. As he went he fell into company with older men. They liked him for bis frank' man ners and his manly independence. " As they journeyed together they stopped for a Sabbath in a border town. On ' the morning of the Sabbath, one of his fellow travelers said to him, "Coroe, let us be off for a drive and the sights." ; ; "No," ssid the young man, "I am going , to Church. I have been brought up to keep the Sabbath, and I have promised my mother to keep on in that way.1 His road acquaintance looked at' bim for a moment, and then slapping him on ' the shoulder, ssid, "Right, my boy. I began in that way. I wish I had kept on. Young man, you will do. Stick to your bringing np and your mother's words, and you wilt win." : . 4 The boy went to Church, all', honor to him to that far-away place and among Mich drive, and w uch men. His companions had their but the boy gained their confidence won their respect by bis manly avow al of sacred obligations. Already success is smiling upon the young man. There it no lack of places for him, " ' T-' '