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fir' - 1 1 a "II .-t'TVOvlil .IIT) - ' i . - i . .'' s .: - 1 This Paper is 35 Years Old , .-vi 'i tniw '.n ;!; n'! ? . ii''S ' -i , V t i - e i . . CHARLOTTE, iN. C.; FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER ' 1(51; 1887: i 'r-n;;:: TOLCJiis-xjanNUMB'oiM : KY .TO M rfftvYii r; r 'tn I a aw . .- a. . - a. I I ,E, . 0 VLAVA AVX Aw AvUJ Av Av "rJT it in i ii t ii iii ii . .T. . , V Va7 S-' Va3T : ,J fCW - . ... i J . . -'' i t ..;. THE CHABLOTTE DEMOCRAT, . jPublishsd BTBEY FaiDAT'BT YATES 4& STRONG. o fauna One Dollar and Fifty Cents for 1 year. t-ii n ii Subscription price due in advance. o "Entered at the Poet Office in Charlotte, N (j, as seconu ciass maiier, according io me rnies of the P. O. Department. CENTRAL HOTEL. CII AIlXiOTTJE, . C. The largest and most centrally located Hotel in the city. " -r- - Newly painted' and -tefarntehed. Electric Bells and Electric Lights. The Central and Belmont uuited. ECCLES & BRYAN. Aug. 5,' 1887.' ' Proprietors. J. P. McCOMBS, M. D.f Otiers his professional services to the citizens of Charlotte and surrounding country. All calls, both night and day, promptly attended to. Office in Brown's building, up stairs, opposite Charlotte Hotel. Jan. 1, 1885. Dr. Annie L. Alexander, CHARLOTTE, N. O.' Practice limited to diseases of WOMEN and CHILDREN, and attention to Female patients. Office, at Mrs Latham's, 214 South Tryon street, nearly opposite tue f09t Umce. Charlotte, May 27, 1687. tf K. BUK WELL. F. D. WALKER. BTJRWELL & WALKER, Attorneys at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Will practice in the State and Federal Courts t3F" 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. 1835. HERIOT CLARKSON, Attorney-at-Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C, 'ivill practice in all the Courts of this State Prompt attention given to collections. Nov. 7, 18&1 . tf V. I. OSBORNE. W. C. MAXWELL. OSBORNE & MAXWELL, Attorneys at Law. CHARLOTTE, N. C. Will practice in the State and Federal Courts. tW Offices 1 and 3 Law Building. July 3, 1886. y, HAMILTON C. JONES, CHARLES W. TILLETT. JONES & TILLETT. Attorneys at Law. ClIAULOTTE, N. C. Practice in the Courts of this District and in Richmond county. Also, in the Federal Courts of the Western District. Aug. 12, 1887. Q. P. BASON, Attorney, at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. SP Will practice in the State and Federal Courts. Office No 1G, Law Building. Jan. 14, 1887., y DR." M. A. BLAND. Dentist, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Office iu Brown's building, opposite Charlotte tioiei. 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 o?er A. It. Nisbet & Bro's store. Office hours from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M. Jan. 1,1880. B SPRINGS. E. S. BTJRWELL. SPRINGS & BURWELL, grocers & Commission Merchants, Cor. College and 4th Sts., CHARLOTTE, N. C. . Jan. 1, 1837. JOHN FARRIOR, (Ao. o, Tryon street, near Wriston s Drug Store,) Charlotte, N. C. Practical Watch-Maker and Jeweler, Keeps a full stock of handsome Jewelry 0 1 1. t B .... . V'wss' opcciacies, arc, which he will sell at a iair price. Dealer in Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, Jtweliy, omcr auu ou?er-riaieu Ware &c Kepainng of Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, &c, "uc rompuy, ana sausiactioa assured. WS special uUention given to fine Watch --pumrig. A"g-19, 1837. FINE SHOES. Conipl ete Stock and Lowest Prices Shoos, Trunks and Valises. PEGRAM & CO , June 24, 1837. 16 South Tryon street. GROCERIES, ETC THE BEST STOCK OF TT xieavy and Fancy Groceries, CONFECTIONERIES. iuiis, canned Goods, etc., can be found at A. R. & W. B. NISBET CT James Parton. in an article iu the New York Mail on "Farming as a Pro fession," says: "According to a repent statement a considerable number of stu dents in our colleges are . willing to go .into foreign countries as missionaries, and all the professions appear to have some attraction for the young and ambitious, excepting, alone, this first and chief of all, the cultivation of the soil. ttT" The noblest characters are those who have steered life's vessel through the s'ormiest sea. A bed of down never nur tured a great soldier yet. Execution Sale. By virtue of an Execution in rav hands in fa vor of W. J. Moore vs. J. M. Grier, I wili sell at the Court House door in the city cf Charlotte, N. C, on Monday, the 7ih day of November, 1887, at 12 M., all the said J. M. Grier's re vertlonaty interest or ria;ht, title and interest, in a certain piece of Land in Mecklenburg county, adjoining the Lands of M. A. Sample, E. C. Kurkendall and others, containing 101M acres the Same beine iauu anuiieu iu uyuia urier as ner oower. T. S. COOPER, Sheriff. Sept. 9, 1887. 9wpd Mortgage Sale. By virtue of the power contained in a mort gage made to me by Jerry Banks and wife, given omaay 01 January, laso, and duly recorded in Book 40, page 484, in Register's office in Char lotte, N. C, I will sell at public auction, for casn, at tnc court liouse door in Charlotte. N C, on Monday, the third dav of October. 1887. one xiouse ana LiOi, situated in the city limits if r . . . . . ' known as "Greenville." J. M. DAVIS, Mortgagee. Sept. 9.1887. 4w MORTGAGEE'S SALE OF Valuable City Property. Under the powers of sale in two several Mort gages made by A. Berryhill to me, the one on the 18th day or Feb., 1874, registered in the office of the Register of Deeds of Mecklenburg countv in Book 10, page 1, and the other dated the 14th day of March, 1879, in.Book20, paee460inthe said office. 1 will sell to the highest bidder, for cash, at puonc outcry at the court House door in the city or Charlotte, on Monday, the 8d day of October, 1887, the following REAL ESTATE, to-wit: A House and Lot in the city of Charlotte. joining the lots of J. M. Sims on the North and on the couth joining D. H. Byerly, and known as Lots 776 and 777 on Beers' Map of said city. Also, the Lots known on said City MaD as Lots No. 775 and 778. Also, an undivided one fourth interest in a Tract of Land in Eaid county of Mecklenburg on raw Creek, known as the Sorter & Sloan Mill Place, for a full description of which Tract, reference can be bad to the Deed made by Wm M. Porter to Pinckney and A. Berryhill in 1866. JOHN S. WILEY, Sept. 9, 1887. 4w Mortgagee LAND FOR SALE. I offer for sale, privately, a small tract of Land in Sharon township, adjoniing Wm. Sample and others. The tract contains about 37 Acres, with a Dwelling and out-houses. For further irv 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 Jersey Bulls for Sale. "ZEB VANCE," registered in American Jer sey Cattle Club, No. 11,802. Also, a fini Ani mal. 16 months old, no better bred Bull in the State, entitled to registration in A. J. C. C. J; or further particulars or pedigree, apply to the undersigned or to C. C Moore at T. L. tieigle's Store. J. M. DAV1. Sept. U, 1887. 4w Charlotte, N. C HARDWARE! HARDWARE! Low Prices. New Stock, 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 countryH 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. y 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 the city, 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 Globes. K. U. JOKDAJN B CU. Dr. Scott's Electric Hair Curler immediately crimps, banes or curls the Hair to any desired shape. For sale by li. 11. JUUUA.a 3E Dodge's CHICKEN CHOLERA CURE. A certain Cure for Cholers, for sale by W. M. WILSON & CO., , . - Charlotte, N. C. Budwell's Emulsion Cod Liver Oil at W. M. WILSON & CO S. Butter Color, For making 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, 1 887. Agt. for Patentee. KING'S Blood and Liver Pills. King's Pills are peculiarly adapted to the fol- I lowing Diseases: Bilious, Intermittent and Re- mittent fevers, bick ueaoacne, jrnes, inaiges tion, Costiveness, Colic. Jaundice, Dropsy, j Dysentery, Heartburn, Los9 of Appetite, Dys pepsia, JJiseases 01 ine iiiver, A.ianeys ana Bladder, Eruptions of the Skin, Nervousness, and all Disorders that arise front a Diseased I Liver or Impure Blood. For sale by BURWELL & DUNN, Druggists, April 15, 1887. Charlotte, N. O. , One of NeyV, Poems. From the 8tatesville Landmark, Th e followiac is Uhe tn6s fsmiliar-of oems attributed td P. 9. Ney. - He is to have written it in the albimofone tne poems said to of his school girls May 26, 1826 Thoagh I of the chosen the choioest, To fame gave her.loftiestttonej -t - Though I mong the' brave,. the bravest, My plume and my batou, are gone. y My eagle that mounted to conquest ' Hath stooped iroru his attitude high, A prey to a vulture the foulest, No more to visit the sky. - ' - . One sigh for the hopes that have per- tsheu, ; . , 1 ...... . - O'oe tear for the wreck of the past, One look upon all I have cherished, ,Oae lingering look, 'tis the last. And now from remembrance I banish The glories that shown in my train; O, vanish, fond memories, vanish, Return not to sting me again! Hold up Your Light. During a voyage to India. I sat one dark evening in my cabin, feeling unwell. Suddenly the cry of "Man overboard !" made me spring to my feet. I heard a trampling overhead, but resolved not to go on deck, lest I should interfere with ine crew in ttieir extorts to save the poor t a man. "What can I do?" 1 asked myself; and unhooking my lamp I held it near the top of ray cabin and close to my bull's-eye window, that us light might shine on the sea and as near the ship as possible. In half a minute's 'time I heard the joyful cry, "it's an right, he s sale;" upon which I put my lamp in us place. The next day, however, I was told that my little lamp was the sole means oi saving the man's lite; it was only by the timely light which shone upon him that the knotted rope could be thrown so as to reach him. Rev. S. Compton. tf" A Washington telegram to the Louisville Journal saye: "A prominent Democrat in this city calls attention to the historical fact that no President who has been renominated by his party has ever been defeated by the people at the polls." John Adams was elected in 1796, but defeated in 1800, receiving only 65 votes. Martin Van Buren was elected in 1836, and befeated in 1840 as the nominee of his party. Iu? it is easy to nnd out' whether a man has erood sense, but not so easy to discover whether he has a good temper. An hour's conversation may suffice for the one, but many years of close observation be required for the other.. Guns, Pistols AND AMMUNITION. We are headquarters for these Goods. Have just opened up the finest and most complete line 01 sporting uoods ever Drought to this market Double and Single Breech Loading Shot Guns, all grades. London Fine Twist Muzzle Load- ins Guns. Breech Loading Rifles, all grades, Paper and Brass Shells. Breech Loading Imple ments, Shot Pouches and Belts, Powder Flasks, sc.,sc. We 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. 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, best grade of Flour, Canned Goods. kc. One car load of SALT just received. We do a cash business, and therefore sell Goods at the lowest market rates, tgr We buy all kinds of Country Produce, Such as Wheat, Corn, Oats, Rye, Dried Fruit of all Kinds, 5 Butter, Eggs, Chickens, &c. We pay cash for country Produce, and invite a share ot patronage. W. M. LYLES & CO. Aug. 19, 1887. 6m . - PEGRAM & CO., DEALER IN , Boots. Shoes. Rubbers, Trunks a w And Valises, (First National Bank Building,) South Tryon St.. Charlotte, N. C Specialties in Hats. The "Boss Raw Edge" 80ft 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 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. ASSIGNEE'S NOTICE. Having been made Assignee under the recent assignment of Chas. R. Jones, this is to give notice that ail parties indebted to either himself or the Charlotte Observer, must settle their in debtedness at once, as the business must be closed up. Parties indebted will save cost and trouble by prompt settlement. All parties holding claims either against Chas. R. Jones or the Charlotte Observer, are notified to file them with the undersigned within the next 30 days. - H. A. DEAL, Charlotte, Sept. 9, 1887. Assignee. Bibles and Testaments. The Mecklenburg County Bible Society keep at its Depository at the Store 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 The, Power , of ITtpolaoa l xu 101a, TBuutuiwB &iu 10 uarsoai 1. Soule'one day asth.y were oending to, -elhe- the steps! f lhe; Taileriess My !rid,th.t 4eTil tta. Irefemog tothtf Emperor exercises a fasotnatton over me that I am unable to account 'for, It influences me to that degree that I, who fear neither God nor devil, 1 am ready to tremble like a child when he approaches. . -, . J-.atr. lie could make me pass through 'the eye of a needle, or cast myself in -the fir a for him. 1 he CosmopMitan. 1 ''' Probably no man in 'history' ever poe sessed such remarkable mesmeric powers powers to fascinate, to enthral, to' con troL Beautiful women an well as strong men yielded to his magnetism.' He seem-. ed possessed of an iucautation that easily brought all men under bis thraldom who came within the citci of his mighty influ ence: 'la Blackmore's excellent last novel "Springhaven" he brings the hero of his story under the weird charm of Napo leon and the result is a half-Englishman by blood and born on English soil be comes a pliant instrument in ine great magician's hand and tries to betray bis country in the great day of trial, when Napoleon after two years 01 preparation was about to cross the channel into Eng land with his immense army and immense fleet. But God fought against Napoleon as he did against Phillip of Spain and the grand preparations for conquest ended in complete failure and discomfiture. It is well known that eo great was the fascinating qualities of Napoleon that he could charm his bitterest foes into friends by personal contact. When he was placed on board of the British ship that took him to Si. Helena, his prison, he captivated the officers, and the seamen with whom he never interchanged a word, were brought withiu the circle of his influence and they declared that he would never go to St. Helena if his captors were brought into personal communication with him. so conscious was JNapoleon ot this most unique, most wondrous gut, inai ne usea it by way of illustratioo in his memorable conversation with Gen. liertrand at ot, Helena on the divinity of the Lord Jesus, In all literature it will be difficult to find a more splendid, a more eloquent passage than the long one in which he presents his view ot Christ. We have not the book by us. or we would copy a few paragraphs But the point we refer to is this: "JNa poleon said that be possessed a certain gift, quality, or characteristic that ena bled him to oontrol men that on tne bat tlefield he could by bis personal presence infuse new ardor and kindle a more dar iner couraere in his soldiers. - But be added 1 must be up with them, iney must near mv voice and behold mv eve. He Baid 1 Csesar and Alexander had the same won derful gift this magnetic power that con tracted and controlled.; I'reseutly 1 snail be dead, said Napoleon, and then who will heed me or obey my commands, perform my will. But Jesus Christ has been dead for eighteen hundred years. And to-day, he said, there were millions upon millions of men who rallied under his banner, obeyed his commands, and would literally die lor him. I tell you, Gen. Bertrand, Jesus Christ was something more than a man and it vou cannot see it then I did wroner in makics vou one of my Gener als." O J a But this is onlv a raeasre outline ot a magnificent passage that carries con v 10 tion with it. Wilmington Star. 1 1 1 1 A Luxury. The Iowa Democrats are not sound on the internal-revenue ques tion. Tbev are in favor of keeping a tax on tobacco. Like some of our Republi can contemporaries , tbey profess to con aider tobacco a luxury. If it is, it is the poor man s luxury his own luxury, we mav sav. should be.be denied tbis, wnere would or oould be find a substitute? It is not a luxury ouly, but it is. the most pecu liar of luxuries in that its cost to the chew er is next to nothing. 1 be smoker may spend a good deal of money if he will in' . . , i 1 5 tne purcnase 01 nign-prioea cigars or. vu cigarettes: but the cbewer of Cavendish cannot use up more than a lew cents worth in a week. It does not seem to us to be trifling with the public to class man ufactured tobacco with luxuries sucb as fine wines, silks. Cognac, &c. Richmond Dispatch. E-T Don't. write a letter when angry. It is too bad to put a venomous breath in permanent form. Let your hate breathe itself into God's sunlight and pure , air, where it can be obliterated, swallowed up in the glorious ligot, ana iorgoneu. - .. r . Don't put it where it will live lor years, a calm witness of your wickedness and fol- lv. Don't eive anv one such a club for thine own head. . Angry letters come back at inconvenient timet: they are a kind of venomous boomerang. . Executor's Notice. Having Qualified as Executor of the late Asa George, I hereby give notice to all persons having claims against his estate ts present the same to me before the 10th day or septemoer, lass, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recov ery. And all persons maeoiea 10 saia .asi&u: must make payment 10 tne unaersignea. ARCH'D. GRAHAM, Executor of the Will of Asa George. Sept 9, 1887. 6w Administrator's Notice. All persons having claims against the Estate of Wilson Wallace, deceased, are hereby notified to present them to the undersigned, properly at tested, on or before the 10th day of September, 1888. All persons indebted to the Estate must settle immediately. HUGH W. HARRIS. Adm'r. de bonis non of Wilson Wallace, dee'd. Sept. 9, 1887. 6w Administrator's Notice. All persons having claims against the Estate of W. F. Cuthbert8on, deceased, are hereby no tified to present them to the undersigned, prop erly attested, on or before the 10th day of Sep tember, 1883. All persons indebted to said dece dent are requested to settle immediately. HUGH W. HARRIS, Adm'r. (with Will annexed) of W. F. Cuthbert son, deceased. Sept. 9, 1887. 6w 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. THOS.GLUYA8. Adm'r. of Saml. E. Howie. Sept. 2, 1887. 6w - . , . Animals Healing Themselves. .mmais gei.ria 01 wieir parasites by us-1 jog duit, jntd, clay, Y Those aofEeriog from fevertrsstnei, their id iew, kef p jqutet, airy pUces,, and sometimes plunge into it. When a , doer has lost his appetite he eats that -Decies of iitw ik. it lieu .uo7 1 .rats' known as dogsr - , - . 1 ' 1 'erass'wh cb acts as ?. " av.y I a emetic and pargativeJ " Cats also eat grass. ' 1 Sheep and 1 cows, when ill, also ia seek out certain herbs.1 An animal suffer ing from chronicheomaiiim aUajs ke.ps as far as possible in the fun.'! The warriSr . I ants have regularly organized ambulan ces. luatrelLe.cut tho aateona) of an ant. and other ants earae and covered the wounded part with a transparent fluid se creted in their little mouths. If a chim panzee is wounded it stops ; the bleeding by placing its band on the wound, or dressing it. with leaves or grass. , -.When an -nimal has a woanded leg or arm hang- ng on, it completes the amputation with its teeth. A dog, on being stung 00 , the muscle by a viper, was observed to plunge its head repeatedly in running water. The animal eventually recovered. A sporting dog was run over by a . carriage. During three weeks in winter it remained living in a brook, where its food was taken to it. The animal recovered. A terrier hurt its right eye. It remained under a counter, avoided heat and light, although it habit ually kept close to the tire. It adopted a general treatment, rest and abstinence trom food. The local treatment consisted in licking the upper surface of the paw, which it applied to the wounded eye; again licking the paw when it became dry. Animals . suffering from rheumatic fever treat themselves by the continued application of cold water, which M. De launey considers to be more certain than any of the .other methods. In view of these interesting facts we are, he thinks. forced to admit that hygiene and thera peutics, ss practiced by animals, may, in the interest of psychology, be studied with advantage. Many physicians have been observers of animals, their diseases, and the method adopted by them in their instinct to cure themselves, and have ap propriated the knowledge bo brought un der their observation in their practice. What it Costs to Raisea Boy. "My father never did anything for me," remarked a young man who a few weeks ago finished his school life and is now seeking a good business opening. Judg ing by the words and the complaining tone in wuicn mey were utierea, ine member of the firm who heard them is prone to believe that the young mau's idea of "doing something" is an outright gift of $1,000 in a lump or the purchase of a partnership, in an, established concern. This young man, to the knowledge of the writer, has never done a month s actual work for others in his entire life. His life has been passed-in the pleasant pastimes of the home circle, in reading, studying, bunting, fishing, ball playing, yachting and other employments not particularly beneficial to others. He is a type . of the class of boys whose parents are sufficient ly well to do to keep servants to attend to the household drudgery, and whose fathers follow vocations in which no nse can be made of bojB' spare hours. Like most boys of his class, he looks upon.' the board and clothes for twenty years, ' to gether' with his pony, jewelry, bicycle, etc., as matters of course. The writer, while the complaining remark was still ringing in his ears, had the curiosity to make a conservative compilation of what it costs to raise an ordioary boy for the first twenty years of his life, and here it is: $ 100 per year for the first five years, $500 f 100 per year for tne second five years, 750 $200 per year for the third five years, 1.000 $300 for the next three years, 900 f 500 per year for the next two years, 1,000 Total, - $4,150 This is a moderate estimate of the financial balance against the boy who complains that his father has never, done anything for him.. Buffalo Express. 1 . Test by an Emperor.. The Emperor displayed, great interest in the working of the steam hammer in cannou works, and Herr Krupp took the opportunity of speaking in high praise of the workman who had special charge of it. ' ! "Ackerman has a sure eye," he said, 'and can stop the falling hammer at any moment. A hand might be placed on the anvil without fear, and he would stop the hammer within a hair s breadth ot it. "Let us try ," ' said the Emperor, "but not with a human hand try my watch," and he . laid it, a splendid specimen of work richly: set with brilliants, on the anvil. Down came the immense mass of steel, and Ackerman, with his hand on the lever, stopped it just the . sixth of an inch from the watch. When he went to hand it back the Emperor replied kindly: "No, Ackerman, keep the watch in memory of an interesting moment." - The workman, embarrassed, stood with outstretched hand, not knowing - what to do. Krupp came forward and took the watch, saving, "I'll keep it for you if you are afraid to take it from His Majesty." A few minutes later they again passed the spot, and Krupp said, "Now, you can take the Emperor's present from my band," and banded Ackerman the watch wrapped up in a 1000-mark note. V tenna paper. Shrinkage of Corn. -Prof. Scoville, of Kansas, has been ex perimenting to ascertain the shrinkage in corn after it is ripe and placed in the orib. Reports of his tests are given in the Kansas City Indicator, lrom which we learn that six different varieties, weighed October 6, and stored in a room without any artificial heat, showed an average shrinkage of 15$ percent 30 days alter storage. One variety lost a little over 8 per cent, while with another the loss was 25 per cent. On February 28, '145 days from date of gathering, the lot was weicrhed. and the average loss on the whole amounted to 21 J percent, and in one variety, called the mammoth, the loss was exactly one-third, or 333 per cent, From the above the farmer may make a n olnA Mlnnlation aa to the advance in price of corn which he must obtain in spring to make it f qoal to the loss ens tained in shrinkage daring winter. Tommy Bobbitt. Stick tO ths Truth nnA h' Ttnntmt ' tArVr'xrA rA Kir .1. ' ;5 a .u 0Viei,w1 fffifli'St Tj0 iVdJl What little fellow , he was, and what a wwu"""St Pi8e IOOK n ms j 11 , . . ' . . . I nwRHi . ism iiii iwi nnma annaa m nina "' - nhArtlr anrrm anil hia . nuiii, . L.;. I cnecs apron, ana ,111s - pretty , Drown hair V-V,FU uuuer - ruuuj ep. i 11 was almost too 001a a day for such a 1 1 . t,w It . a Z a . a - , p7tX7, ' "tir L7 7 it lt XI ? f.i bVJ a ' . fi ttim 111. na 1 riA IlttlA h Ann lnny nnnri. him in. and- the little confi? deatly to hers. a. a v -w a a hat's -your name, dear?" she asked pleasantly. ... ' : ; "Tommy Bobbitt,". he answered readily. "Am I going to stay here?" ; "Folks all dead."., said Mr. Pfitchardj "Mother went a month .or so back.. I told them, over to the county-house ..we'd., take bun and try him; and if he suited, we'd keep him and do well by him. We don't know what kind of stock he is yet; and if I find any -mean, dishonest thing in him, back he goes. I- don't want to adopt a dishonest boy. "O I know Tommy will be a nice little boy," said the wife kindly. The Pritcharda were farming people and well-to-do. They had never had, a child of their own, and, after much con sideration, had decided to adopt a boy, when a suitable one could be found. Word reached them that a child four years old had, been left upon the town; and Mr Pritchard, on driving oyer to see about it, had brought the little lellow home on trial. . 7 . . j Nobody, knew how dreary and forlorn it had been in the poor-house for a four-year-old boy, suddenly left friendless. ; But now, in his warm new home, he brightened into a rosy . pretty boy. He had new shoes and stockings, andMrs Pritchard made him a little coat, with a motherly instinct growing in , hen heart wii,u every suueu. e learuea ine aiuer- ent rooms and ran about them fearlessly; he made funny speeches; he jumped and laughed like other happy boys, and climbed boldly on farmer Pritchard'a knee when that good man sat down to take his ease after supper. : ne got meat in mm, saia ineiarmer, nodding approvingly"but I don't kuow whether he's . honest yet. That's . the thing on my mind." Tommy had been there a week had one week of sunshine when the black cloud came down upon him. -N Farmer Pritchard had a cough which was apt to trouble him at night, and on the bureau near the head of his bed he bad a few gum drops, which he could reach out and get to soothe his throat when the coughing came on. . One forenoon, chano ing to go into the bed room, his eye fell on the Tittle paper bag, and he saw that there was not a single gum drop left. .."That rogue. Tommy, has ;been .here," he said to himself. "I knew there were five or six when I went to bed last n ight; and, for a wonder, I did not have to take a single one. . Tommy! Tommy! Look here! Have you been getting my gum drops?" Tommy, who was playing at the door, looked up brightly and said: "No; I did not get any." "Did you take them, Lucy?" asked the farmer, turning to his wife. , Mrs Pritchard had ' not touched them, and her heart sank as she said so; for who was there left to do it but little Tommy? Her husband's face grew grave. ."Tommy," said he, you need not be afraid of the . truth. Did you take the gum-drops?" "No, sir," replied Tommy readily. . "O yet-, you did, Tommy. Now tell the truth." ' "No, I didn't." This is bad, very bad, indeed," said , Mr Pritchard sternly. "This is what I have been afraid of." "O Tommy!" pleaded Mrs Pritchard, "if you took them, do say so." "If he took them!" repeated her hus band, "why it's clear as daylight. He has been running in and out of the room all the morning." Bat Tommy still denied the deed. though the farmer commandod and his wife implored.- Mr Pritchard's face grew ominous. : ! "I'll give you till noon to tell the troth," he eaid, "-and then if you don't confess why, I'll have nothing to do with . a boy who lies. We'll ride back to . the poor- farm this very afternoon.". "O Joseph!" said Mrs Pritchard, follow ing her husband to the door; "be is so lit tle! Give him one more trial." "Lucy," he said firmly, "when a young ster tells a falsehood like that with so calm a face, he is ready to tell them by the dozen. I'll have nothing to do with a boy who lies. Perhaps the fear of going back will bring him to his senses." He went out to. his work; .and Mrs Pritchard returned to Tommy, and -talked with him a long while, very, kindly and purBuasively, but all to no effect. ; He j re plied as oftem as she asked him; that; he had not touched the gum drops. - ' At noon farmer Pritchard came into the house, and they bad dinner. After dinner be called to him. , "Tommy," he said, "did you take the gum drops?". "No, I didn't," said Tommy. "Very well," said the farmer, "my horse is harnessed. Lacy, pat the boy's cap on. I shall carry him back to the poor bouse because he will not tell me the troth." "Why, I don't want to go , back," said Tommy, very soberly. Bat still he de nied taking the gum drops. Mr Pritchard told his wife to get the boy ready. She cried as she broaght oat his little , warm coat and cap, and pot them on him. ,. But Tommy did not cry. He comprehended that injustice was done to him,, and he knit his baby brow and held bis lips tight. The horse was brought round. Mr Pritch ard came in for the boy. I think he be lieved, np to the last moment, that Tom my would confess, but the little fellow stood steadfast. . . . He was lifted into the wagon. Such a little boy he never looked as. they drove away. He thought of the cold, forlorn house to which he was returning, and shuddered. The helpless old women, the ieerinz ' boys, the nighta of terror all j these he thought of. when, with pale face I and bine Iip, he was taken down from the I wagon and sent up to tne house. Farmer Pritchtrd watched him as he went op the steps, a slow forlorn little boy. '' He ; eot in. The matron came out for an" eroltta- "Th mtr6ti-e4me otft fot an-erplatia- t,0D - U wa" gien, and 4hefatrtier drove ' ' 5 . ' Vt I Tka far iA m if.hi ink'!ill drops on his bureau at night: and thought ---- - " y gnmiy mat inese were sate. ' lie reiirea . , . . z 1 1 a 1 - -r . t earlrl not knowine what else 1 to do- 'bat n18 sleep was broken 'Mrs Pritchard could ; not sleep at all. The tears stole through her1 eyelids 'long after the candle was put oat and the bouse was still.'1 She was thinking of 'the ' little boy, even then, perhaps cowering' in his cold bed with terror. ' ? ; f i v.? Suddenly, a curious small sound - at tracted her attention. It was repeated again and again, and now and then "there was a tiny rustle of the paper. 'The sound came from the bureau. - 'She -listened 'in tently, and her heart beat loud ' with ex citement. She knew the sound well. "Joseph!" she whispered, "Joseph!" - r "What Lacy," said her huiband, 'in a voice that sounded as if he, too 'had been lying awake. ' ! ;: 1 "Did you hear that noise,' Joseph? r It's mice!" '' " "''' v .t 7 -., lar "I know it. What of V ' v-U v$ "It's is mice Joseph, and theyre' fter your gum drops."' -' i'-ttsttvi : Good gracious, Lucy!" groaned farmer Ptitohard upon his pillow. ' -It flashed upon him instantly. f He, and not Tommy, was the sinner.- The noise 'stopped. ' The little 'depredators were 'frightened- but soon' began again; And a rare feast ' they made of it. JJili ' v'ti-f t,i i It seemed as if that night would never end. The farraer heard verr hour the clock struck, and at Ave be 'got' hp' and made a fire in the kitchen.' His ife arose at the same time and began 40 get' break fast, ti ' i .:r.llf !, HlJJllfMll "I won't wait for breakfast" he' said. Ynn Ain hftva it hnt. anrf reiii t oDhnn i ra get back. I'll harness np and start wow, so as to get over there by dawn." ' - i a few minutes the wheels rolled nois- ily over the frozen ground, and away drove Mr Pritchard.' ' ' i.,a Mrs Pritchard broaght oat thb top and the primer again, and made the' kitchen look ita very oheerfulest.. Then -ehe got breakfast. She baked potatoes and fried a chicken and made fritters; She put the nicest syrup on the table, and a 'plate of jelly tarts. She laid Tommy's plate and knife and fork in their places and set up his chair. She went to the door ' and looked up the road. , J ' Yes they were coming!' They drove into the yard; they stopped at the door, and the wondering, smiling little' Tommy was lifted down in Mrs Pritchard'a eager arms. She held him very tight.' "O my lamb! my blessing!"; she-' mur mured woman-like. - ( a i;f-. s-.t m "Lucy, come, let's have breakfast now," said the farmer cheerfully. This little chap's hungry -He's o.ur own little boy now, Lucy. He's never going away from us again." : - .'. . . Sponge-Fishm. a ' The "best living sponge is found, usually,' at a depth of eight or ten , fathoms of water, bat is known to', exist at great depths; one vsriety has been found in the gulf of Maori, at the depth of a' hundred and eighty-five '. fathoms. ,'' An , inferior sponge is found on the, coasts pf ; Florida and the West Indies; ' two : species of a better quality are , brought from '. the Levant. . The Turks and he inhabitants, of the Bahama Islands do a large trade in sponge, and crews of between. ; four, and five thousand fishermeuare attacbe to about six hundred boats, which are chiefly engaged in the eponge-fisheryv along ' the coast of Syria, Candis, , apd ,'Barbary. The divers take down with them' a stone of triangular shape, pierced and fastened to a rope at. one angle;-, the rope at taohed to the rope above,, and lbe,(diver, by means of this stone and rope, manages to reach the sponges, which be' tears from the rocks and places under,-his .arms; when ready he signals to the men in the boat, by pulling on the rope," and Vthey pull him np. This is the most' effectual mode of obtaining sponge,'althoah' the ti reeks ot the alorea obtain it by means of a pronged instrument, which,, however, tears the sponges and reduces their yslue. A coarser kind of sponge is ' found" aboat the Bahama and West India. Islands, of which about" "two hundred J and" fifteen thousand pounds are eent annually to' Great Britain. There is' a species of sponge familiar to British shores which is almost tree-like in form, with numerous branches. 4 There is also a fresh-water sponge which grows to the height "of a foot and is -divided into many branches, but its texture is so delicate that the slightest handling tears it 'it is also of a foul odor, resembling that of stagnant ditches. -0 M-;:.;8y?r:T-vI,-,---'111 i... '' . i-: ' Ax : Elrphakt 1 Wbighkd ' wrrnoux Scales. An Indian writer relates an in teresting anecdote concerning Shajee, the father of the first ruling prince of the Mahrattas of Ilindostan, who : lived at about the beginniog of the seventeenth century. On one occasion a certain high official made' a vow that he would dis tribute to the poor the weight of bis ' own elephant in silver money;' bat the great difficulty that at first presented itself was the mode of ascertaining' what this was; and all the learned and clever men of the court seemed to have endeavored- in 1 vain to construct a machine of sufficient power to weigh the elephant. ' At leagtb, it is said that Shajee came forward and' sag' gested a plan which was simple,1 4nd yet ingenius in the highest degree. 1 He caused the unwieldly animal to be conducted in a flu-bottomed boat; and then, having marked on the boat the height the water reached, after the elephant bad weighed it down, the Utter was taken oat sod stones substituted in sufficient quantity to load the boat to the same line.1 The" stones were then taken to the scales, and thus to the amazement of the court was aicer Uioed the troe weight of the elephant. Toang folks tell what'; they do, ; old folks what they bare done, and fools what they will do. It, miy te t.renw lion on the civilization of the last , quarter of the nineteenth century, but those who tell what they "witl'do',' are in a ; large majority.