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HM. ,u . - i ' - i '.i t.cvi his Papek is 35 Years Old i Hi: U- i A ; i - ; t CHARLOTTE, N. C, FRIDAY; .SEPTEMBER, ;5Q, -1887. VOLUME XXXYI. NUMBER Jtai i . ft l f r W ftp A. ft s. AA ' -A.iHbflh A m 11 km. 1 THE CHARLOTTE DEMOCRAT, Published jeykbt Friday bt YATES fc STRONG. ,BBU8One Dollar and Fifty Cents for 1 year. One Dollar for 6 months. Subscription price due in advance. o .,! t th Pout Office in Charlotte. N XiiUlCJi-" - I I as second class matter," according to the hiiesoi me r. v. ucvmuucui. . c. ECCLE3. GEO. W. BUY AN. CENTRAL HOTEL, ClIAlaXOTTJB, 31. C. The largest and most centrally located Hotel in he city. Newly painted and refurnished. Electric ells and Electric Lights. The Central and elmont united. EUCLES & BKYAW, Aug. 5, 1887. Proprietors. J. P. McCOMBS, M. D., bflera his professional services to the citizens of Lliarlotte and surrounding country. All calls, otli night and day, promptly attended to. Office in Brown's building, up stairs, opposite fcbarlotte Hotel. Jan. 1, 1885. Dr. Annie L. Alexander, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Practice limited to diseases of WOMEN and !I1ILDUEN, and attention to Female patients. Office, at Mrs Latham's, 214 South Trvon treet, nearly opposite the Post Office. Charlotte, May 27, 1887. tf BCRWELL. P. D. WALKER. BUR WELL & WALKER, Attorneys at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. rV ill practice in the State and Federal Courts fJF" Office in Law Building. Jau.l, 1884. HUGH W. HARRIS, attorney and Counsellor at Law, I CHARLOTTE, N. C. will practice in the State and Federal Courts. Office, First door west of Court House. Oct. 17. 1885. HERIOT CLARKSON. Attorney-at-Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C, Will practice in all the Courts of this State. Prompt attention given to collections. Nov. 7, 1885. tf . I. OSBORNE. W. C. MAXWELL. OSBORNE & MAXWELL, Attorneys at Law. CHARLOTTE, N. C. iVill practice in the State and Federal Courts. ty Offices 1 and 3 Law Building. July 3, 1886. y lAMILTON C. JONES. CHARLES W. TILLETT. JONES & TILLETT. Attorneys at Law, Charlotte, N. C. Practice in the Courts of this District and in ichmond countv. Also, in the Federal Courts f the Western District. Aug. 12, 1887. W. FLEMMING. E. T. CANSLER. T. N. WINSLOW Flemming, Cansler & Winslow, ATTO UNE YS-AT-L A W, Charlotte, N. C. Will practice in the State and Federal Courts t North Carolina. Special attention given to i ousiness entrusted to tnem m Mecklenburg. uKo..,,o TT: T! t 1 i . .. ' i us, uuwu, uiuluiu auu uasiou counties. ept. 23, 1887. G. P. BASON, Attorney at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C, ! tF Will practice in the State and Federal burls, Office No. 10, Law Buildjqg. Jan. 14, 1837. y DR. M. A. BLAND. Dentist, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Office in Brown's buildinc. onnnaite CharlnttA Sotel. " Gas used for the painless extraction of teeth. Feb. 15. 1884. DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM, CHARLOTTE, N. C, Practioe Limited to the BYE, EAR AND THROAT, Jan. 1.1884,. HOPPM AN & ALEXANDER, Surgeon Dentists, CHARLOTTE, N . C . Office Over A. R. Niahet A Rrn'a atnri. Iffix. lours from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M. Jan. 1,1880. JOHN PARRIOR, Wo. 3, Tryon, streej, nytr. Wrtyon'i Thnig Slor.e unanoue, n. u. Practical Watch-Maker and Jeweler, I Keeps a full stock of handsome Jewelry '."i opeciaues, ac, wmcn ne will sell at a ir price. Dealer in Diamonds, Watches, Clocks. Jtwelry. tuu oiiver-naieu ware, dec. nepairmgof Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, &c., ne proronay. and satisfaction assured. attention irivnn tn Una Watih palling. r r" 4U-19, 887. PINE SHOES. f omplete Stock and Lowest Prices Shoes, Trunks and Valises. PEQRAM & co , June 24. 1887. 16 South Tryon "street Lanterns, &c. We have theTmnrnvpri K Tl 1 ... . . V ' uc oucneye, wim iJouble Globes. R. H. JORDAN & CO. Dr. Scott's Electric Hair Curler mmediatelv CrimnR. hnrni-nrl thA TTairfo fluy uesirea snape. jror sale by Love Your Mother. Next lo tbe love of her husband, noth ing so crowns a woman's Hie with honor as this second love, the devotion of the son to her. We have never known a boy to "turn out badly" who began by falling in love with his mother. Any man may fall in love with a fresh-faced girl, and the man who is gallant to tbe girl may cruelly neglect the poor and weary wife. But the big boy who truly loves and honors bis mother at his middle age is a genuine knight, who will love bis wife as much in the sere-leaf autumn as be did in tbe daisied spring. There is nothing so beau tifully chivalrous as tbe love of a big boy for his mother. TO THE TAX-PAYERS OP Mecklenburg County. v I will attend at the places named below on the respective dates, for the purpose of collecting the State and County Taxes for the year 1887: JBerryhill, Collins' S'ore, Monday, Oct 3d. Steel Creek.Kendr'k's Store Tuesday, 4th. 5th. 6th. 7th. 17th. 18th. 19th. 20th. 21st 24th. 25th. 26th. 27th. Sharon. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Providence,. Clear Creek, Crab Orchard, Mallard Creek, Lemleys, Davidson College, Huntersville, Long Creek, f Paw Creek, Morning Star, Matthews, Piceville, i nursaay, All Taxes must be naid momDtlv. T. S. COOPER, Sept. 1G, 1887. 6w Sheriff. VALUABLE HOUSE AND LOT For Sale. A new and valuable House and Lot for sale and must be sold. I offer my House and Lot for 6ale privately. Correspondence solicited only from those who mean business. JOHN W. MOOSE, M. D . 8ept. 16, 1887. lm Mt. Pleasant, N. C. Execution Sale. By virtue of an Execution in my hands in fa vor of W. J. Moore vs. J. M. Grier, I will sell at the Court House door in the city cf Charlotte, N. C, on Monday, the 7th day of November, 1887, at 12 M., all the said J. M. Oder's reversionary interest or riht, 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 101 acres the same being land allotted to Lydia Urier es her dower: 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 8th day of January, 1885, and duly recorded in Book 40, page 484, in Register's office in Char lotte, N. C, I will sell at public auction, for cash, at the Court House door in Charlotte, N. C, on Monday, the third day of October, 1837, one House and Lot, situated in the city limits known as "Greenville." J. M. DAVIS, Mortgagee. Sept. 9, 1837. 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 of Feb., 1874, registered in the office of the Register of Deeds of Mecklenburg county in Book 10, page 1, and the other dated the 14th day of March, 1879, in Book 20, page 460 in the said office. I will sell to the highest bidder, for cash, at public outcry " at the Court House door in the city of Charlotte, on Monday, the 3d 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 South joining U. 11. Byerly, and Known as Lots 776 and 777 on Beers' Map of said city . Also, the Lots known on. said City Map as Lots No. 775 and 778. Also, an undivided one-fourth interest .in a Tract of Land in said county of Mecklenb urg on Paw Creek, known as the Porter & Sloan Mill Place, for a full description of which Tract, reference can be had 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 in formation apply to the undersigned in person, or address me at Pineville P. Q., 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. 11,862. Also, a fine Ani mal, 16 months old, no better bred Bull in the State, entitled to registration in A. J. C. C. For further particulars or pedicrree. aDnlv to the undersigned or to C. C Moore at T. L. Seiele's Store. J. Ol. UAVIS. Sept. 9, 1887. 4w Charlotte, N. C NOTICE. All Notes and Accounts due us and not naid by November 1st next, will be nut in the hands of an Officer for collection. On account of the death of our Mr E. S. Burwell, the busess of the firm positively must be closed up. we baye been In business lor ten years, and certainly have been as lenient with our cus tomers as they could ask, and we hope they will now come forward and settle without giving us trouble. SPRINGS' BURWELL. Sept. 16, 1887. HARDWARE! HARDWARE ! 1 New Stock, Low Prices. We are rapidly filling our laree and handsome New Store with New Goods to replace Stock destroyed by the fall of our building Hth 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. nAMMOND & JUSTICE. Oct. 9. 1886. Rubber ang 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. Guns, Pistols AND AMMUNITION. W are headquarters for these Goods. Have just opened up the finest and most complete line ol sporting uooas ever orougnt to tnis 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, &e. We guarantee our retail prices on these Goods against New York or Baltimore. Call and be convinced. HAMjMQND & JUSTICE. -'. The Health or Girls. : - A lecturer whose words were, reported in Life and Hope spoke jhe other day as follows: . "One of the principal reasons why so many , healthy girls . become in valid women is owing to, the , mistaken ideas and restraint of the mother. When tbe girl is young she romps and'plays and tumbles about the floor without restraint, and is healthy. In most1 instances much too sooo long dresses are put on, and the girl is put under a double restraint, and is expected to at once become a lady. Ham pered by her clothing, which prevents the free action of the muscles ol the body, or if she indulges in any childish plays, or is seen by her, mother. in any but an upright position,' she is told that snob couduct is not ladylike and onlr suitable for boys. She soon begins to think 'she must not bend her body and keep con stantly in an upright position, except when asleep. The result of this leaching is the supports ot tbe internal o.gans are weakened. Tbe muscles of the back not being used become weak and relaxed, and she stoops lor ward; immediately stays are provided to take the place of the ram cleB. Tbe shoulder braces are at once put on to supply tbe place of tbe muscles pro vided by nature to hold them in their proper position. Thus relieved from all action they soon become relaxed and use less. Thus nature is supplanted by art nutil the pooi girl becomes more a com position ot steel, whalebone and rubber than of muscles, flesh and blood. By this time her mental education is finished, and the proud mother is enabled to introduce to the world an accomplished lady, and at the same time a weak, dependent, in valid woman." Snakes Hatched by a Hen. About two weeks ago a little English lad named Sorbey, who lives in Fetter 'man, look a basket and went to the neigh borhood of Wallace Run for beriies. On the road' home while crossing a field he found a number of round, white balls, about as large as walnuts. These he put in his basket and carried home. As soon as bis father saw tbem he pronounced them turtle's eggs, and as tbey bad at that time a ben that was anxious to sit, and in fact had been sitting around on brickbats, lumps of coal, and other things of like nature, he concluded he would try an experiment just for curiosity. So the supposed turtle eggs were placed under the hen carefully, and she was left alone in her glory. About a week after that, one bright morning, the family, were startled by the greatest commotion in the chicken-yard. Upon running to learn the cause, what was their horror to see tbe place literally alive with black snakes that were darting in and out beneath the old setting hen and wriggling around at a great rate. The supposed turtle eggs were those of a black-snake and ibe hen bad hatched them out. The snakes were, on an average, about six inches long and as lively as crickets. They would pro trude their ugly heads from beneath the old hen's wings and dart their little red tongues out at any one who would ap proach them. 1 he Sorbey family looked on in astonishment until one of the snakes wrapped itself round its foster-mother's neck and began to choke her lo death. Then they procured sticks and went to work killing off the horrid brood. New Brighton (Pa.) News. Mortgagee's Sale of Land. By virtue of a Mortgage made to 8. W. Beatty, Bro. & Co., by W. T. Dority and wife, and regis tered in Book 49, page 152, in the office of Regis ter of Deeds for Mecklenburg county, and trans ferred to the undersigned July 12th, 1886, I will sell for cash, at the Court House door in Char lotte, on October 25th, 1887, the Property de scribed in the said Mortgage. L. It W1USTUN. Sept. 23, 1887. 5w Executor's Notice. Having duly qualified as Executor of the last Will and Testament of Mrs M. E. Brothers, de ceased, this is to notify all persons holding claims against her Estate to present them to me for pay ment on or before the 1st day of October, 1888. All persons indebted to said Estate are requested to make immediate payment. JOS. G. SHANNON HOUSE, Sept. 23, 1887. 6w Executor. ' Administrator's Notice. All nersons having claims against the Estate of W. F. Cuthbertson, deceased,, are hereby no tified to present them to the undersigned, prop erly attested, on or before the 10th day of Sep tember, 1683. All persons indebted to said dece dent are requested to settle immediately. nuuu w. nAitnio, Adm'r. (with Will annexed) of W. F. Cuthbert son, deceased. 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 rum of Wilson Wallace, dee'd. Sept. 9, 1887. 6w " Administrator's li otice. Haying been appointed Administrator of the estate of the late Saral. E. Howie, I hereby give notice to all persons having claims against said Estate to present the same to me before the 3d day or oeptemoer, ltuja. , THOS. GLUYAS, Adm'r. of Saml. E. Howie. Sept. 2,1887. 6w , Executor's Notice. Having qualified as Execqtor of the late Asa George, I hereby give notice to all persons having claims against his estate te present the same to me before the 10th day of September, 1888, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recov ery. And all persons indebted to said Estate must make payment to the undersigned. ARCH'D. GRAHAM, Executor of the Will of Asa George. Sept 9, 1887. 6w W M. WILSON CO., Druggists, CHARLOTTE, N. C We have added to our business a full Stock of 1 all kinds of . ' iMiiiya auu Ltamy rutuigsa Of the latest and most attractive styles. Roches ter Lamps, Library Lamps, Decorated Lamps, Glass Lamps of all kinds, Lamp Burners, Wicks, Chimneys, Lanterns, Lantern Globes, Lamp Shades, Incandescent Burners, Elective Lamps, and Bracket Larxps, "Wholesale and Retail. W. M. WILSON & CO. Sept. 16, 1S87. 1 A lawyer of high reputation io tbe eky of Philadelphia was traveling i in one of tbe Southern State?, and being belated, one 'evening, after a long day's rtdey he was compelled to turn into a baose on a solitary plantation and ask for shelter and hospitality for tbe night. Hie request was granted. - In the course df the even ing he thonghtbe observtd something re served in the master of the. house which awakened - his 'suspicions.'' He was at length conducted to bis chamber, - which was adjoining the family-room. There he dwelt on 'I the 1 circumstances that had alarmed him till his excited imagination was filled with thoughts of nightly rob bery and assassination. ' He proceeded, to barricade the room as Well ' as he could.' He fastened down the wiHows ; against the doors he piled up table, chairs, every thing that was movable in ibe room. While thus engaged, words uttered in a low voice caught his ear and increased bis alarm. He placed his ear at the key-hole. The man of t he bouse was engaged io prayer in family prayer. Among other objects ol intercession, be was praying for "the stranger whom the providence of God had unexpectedly brought to lodge beneath their roof that night." When he got through, oar traveling friend arose from his stooping posture. Imagine the change in his feelings I All his tears bad vanished. Though no Chiistiao himself, be knew that the prayers of Christians are like guardian angels to the abode in which they are offered up, and went to bed and slept soundly and sweetly, feeling that the house where God was feared, aud worshipped was "a safe house to sleep in.'! aJ How Hawks and Owls Eat It appears that the table manners differ among birds, as they do among human beings. It comes to the same thing in the end, but what a queer method it seems, to eat a chicken first and then pick him ! An enthusiastic sportsman says: "Did you ever notice a hawk or an owl prepar ing to make a meal of a bird ? The dif ference is their methods is very great. A hawk will first pick all the feathers off tbe bird, and then pick it to pieces as it is de voured. He goes at it in a very systematic and dainty manner. "Not so with an owl. After killing a bird, the owl swallows it whole, feathers and all. He then sits - quietly, and in an hour or so you will see him move his neck about, as if trying to untangle a knot in it. Then he will hump Lis back, lower his head, and a ball of feathers will roll out of his mouth. "The operation shows that the owl di vests the bird ot its feathers after swallow ing it, while the hawk plucks out every feather and quill before he takes a bite." The Fiest Rat in America.. It is but little over a century ago 1775 that the first brown rat (the ordinary house rat) made bis appearance in America. He came as a stoaway on shipboard, either from In dia or Persia, or possibly some Mediterra nean port. Rats were known in Europe until the middle of the eighteenth century. In every town, village, and hamlet in the United States now the rat is almost as well known as the dog or the cat, and the rodent populatian must be far larger than either of the others. So rapid is the in crease of the species that a single pair, if unmolested for a year, will have an off spring ot hundreds inj.bat time. In dwel lings and city sewers the bouse rat is the ruler, and his black brother is driven to the wall. In the fields and along' tbe marshes bordering the sea-coast the musk rat and the cotton-rat hold sway. Rats of many species are now to be found wherever human habitation exists. It is easier to render a building fire-proof than rat-proof. Express. m in- : t3T Hon.- Ed ward Everett, of Massa chusetts, used to tell a story about him self. He was ouce traveling in Essex County, Mass., before the days of rail roads. He was traveling, in a crowded stage, wbioh seemed too full for even tbe traditional "one more," when a school-girl came out of a house and wished to get in. They made room for her, Mr. Everett of fering his knee for her to sit upon. . She had sat some time upon thst primitive seat, when Mr. Everett at last thought she might like to know upon whose dis tinguished knee she had the honor of sit ting, lie said, "Perhaps you would like to know upon whose knee you are sit ting." She said she should. He said, "My name is Edward Everett." "Do tell," she replied, "be you a sailor man ?" He said that was the last time be under took to tret a reputation. It is a wonder the gal didn't ask him if he was a granger. To a lady who was importuning him to direct her son into a paying busi ness, Lord Rothschild remarked : "Madam, any business is good ; selling matches even is a splendid business if you . do enough of it." 5gf Some physiologists are more in dined to blame barbers than bats for the increasing evil of premature baldness. Frequent shampooing and washing greatly injure the growth of hair by removing its oily matter, though a common notion is that daily toalp-scrubbing is essential to cleanliness. - - Mrs. Query's Millinery Store. MILLINERY GOODS TOR -' Fall and Winter. Ladies will find what thev want in our stock. We da not offer to sell SI Hats for 75 or 6t cents, but will sell H,ata and Bonnets, a,nd all the new Novelties for Trimmins. or Hats or Bonnets ready Trimmed, as Cheap for Cash as any store u this or any other city. We have also added to our Fancy Goods Stock a fall line ol .Embroidery Silks, .ruling buks. Wash Etching Silks. Filoselle. Cheiiille. Arraaine, Linen Specialties and Art Novelties, Zephyr, WooL etc., all at popular prices. Mrs. P. QUERY & CO. Sept. 23, 1887. .100,000 FoTAnds BAGS WANTED. ' Paid in Cash or Trade, at ROSS & ADAMS' Book and Stationery Store, No. 17 S. Tryon 8t ; Ji Soma Facts About Hay Fever. From thettockinghsm (N. C.) Rocket r This is tbe season of the year for the victims of.hay-fever to Buffer most, i That is what we. are told, for we never , had it. We have a friend in Anson county. Col. Henry W. Led better. who as regularly as the year comes around, say about the last of August, finds himself wheezing , and sneezing with, hay-fever ; and it , bangs on pertinaciously, causing Iosi of rest and leep at night. He has been .treated by varioua physicians without -success more than, a temporary alleviation of the dis ease. He had occasion, being, , a deer- hunter, to visit the Ellerbe Springs , last fall in the -early part of the season for hunting about, the first week in Septem ber, Hrs trouble with hay-fever Was at tbe time in full blast, so much so that he couldTnot sleep atfnightf and - his first night at the Springs was one of nnrest and discomfort. But, on the second night to his agreeable surprise, he suffered but ittle discomfort and slept well. He was relieved, and for the two or three days that he hunted around the Springs and, on occasion, drank the water freely, he felt greatly relieved. More than this, on bis return home he enjoyed the effects of that relief for about a week. His exper ience Ibis year was the same. About tbe 19th of August his old enemy came and aid siege to him. He came over to meet an appointment with a hunting party tbe ast week in August, lie did not eleep tbe first night because he oouldn't for the aunoying wheezing and sneezing that taxed all powers of attention. But be rested well and comfortably the second night and on tbe day following, being obliged to return home.he expressed himself as much relieved and expected to feel vastly better lor a week to come even rom this short stay indulging the hope from the fact of his previous experience. We have not heard from him since , but the facts are substantially as given above. robably it is suggested that the exercise of hunting at any place, where a change of air and scene is naturally a material condition, would give the same result. Not in Col. Ledbetter s case, for he has tried it at other places a week or more at , time, but never has realized such a re ult nor indeed any relief elsewhere. Another case in point: Mr T. C. Leak's youngest child, a boy seven or eight years old, was suffering with a severe attack of bay-fever last year the family physician so pronounced it, as indeed every symp tom indicated. He suffered until winter se in. About tbe same time this year he was attacked again. He was taken to the Ellerbe Springs in the latter part of the summer, and for the first few nights he was unable to rest or to allow the family much sleep. In a weeks time he was im proved and, after several weeks he was brousht borne entirely restored, and the disease has never attacked him Bince. We cheerfully give these cases and the facts in the hope that there is something n Ellerbe Springs that is speciho in its action upon a disease which, if not neces sarily fatal, is yet in the highest degree distressful to so many hundreds of people in this and other climes. Finally, if our oitation of instances and facts shall prove instrumental in inducing another, or others, to make the test, we will forget this free advertisement of H.I- erba Springs in the consciousness of hav ing furnished an item purely and solely n tbe interest of suffering humanity. A Polish Nobleman of Note. Among those who came to Amerioa with Kossuth in 1851, and accompanied him on his memorable tour of this oountry was the Count Zawotski, a Polish noble man, one ot the vioums ot tne. nussian confiscation of that country. Count Zewotski had .been a member of Napo- eon's army. He witnessed tbe burning of Moscow and shared in the disastrous retreat of the French army from tbe Rus sian capital. He was at Waterloo, and was for three months at St Helena as an attendant of Napoleon. His estates hav- ng been confiscated in Poland, be joined Kossuth in Hungary in 1848, and at the failure of the movement fled with him from tbe oountry. Count Zewotski did not return to Europe with Kossuth, but went to California. He made a fortune there, but tost it. In 1S62 he left Califor nia with the intention of returning to France. He was in Harrisbnrg when Lincoln's oall for troops was made, and enlisted though he was seventy years of age. He was assigned to the one hundred and first Pennsylvania regiment. He served all through the war. Since 1865 he has engaged in various pursuits, but misfortune always attended him, and now, at tbe age of ninety-six, he is an inmate of Berks county, Pennsylvania, almshouse, during tbe summer months, but tramps about the county. He : pays an annual visit lo tbe Bonapartes ot Baltimore. One Friend Only. The time must come in every life that carries with it any great density of mean ing, when revolutionary changes will drive tbe soul in upon itself. A thought ful man who is conscious of such a deep ening significance in his own life learns to read by intuition tbe lives of others, tie cannot walk the streets of a crowded city without observing in a multitude of faces as they pass a look which tells of unspoken conflict. Some are bearing their lot pa tiently ; tome are battling with it angrily; . r . " I ? il a lew more iriumpning over it ; an are walking in the shadow of it. This one is not like that one. ' None can understand fully the trials ol another. It is do selfish- nesa in any that none can very essentially help his fellow. Each must bear his owo. Each treads in a path in which he is the only traveller. We need in such a life some friend who can and will save ns from tbe abyss of social despair to which unblessed affliction dooms a man. There is bat one such Friend in tbe universe. Prof. Austin. 37 A Georgia lawyer complains that anybody who owna a copy of the Georgia Code and can borrow six dollars, can gain admission to the bar of that State. The practice in Dakota is even more sim Die. Proof of a man's ability to sit with his feet upon a desk for ten hours and money enough to treat tbe examining committee, lets him w, ; r . Two Stories. , In Ireland, many years ago, so the story runs, there lived ataylor lamous for bis wisdom.'- He was a fine workman, and had met with such success that not only was he famous for his wise sayings but for his . fine workmanship. ... , He always helped, tbe men of his own trade who ap pealed to him, aud bad great influence among them. At last the wise and kindly man fell ill, and was told that be could not get well. He requested that ) all the tailors in that part of the country be sent lor, that he might tell them a secret that would go far toward giving them the suc cess that bad attended his life. His wife sent word to the men, aud at'the specified time tbey reached the town, in . a great state of excitement. At last they wtre all crowded into the sick man's-, room. There was ,a deathly stillness. Some trembled that the secret might never be told but would die with this man. Many of them shed tears of sorrow, for when this wise man died th9y would lose a friend that would never be replaced. With different feelings all waited anxious ly about the bed. At last the sick man opened bis eyes, gazed slowly about, rec ognized each one. He opened his mouth ; all leaned forward breathlessly, that they might catch every word. Slowly, dis tinctly, the words came : "Always put a knot in the end of your thread before you begin to sew. It saves time." And the wise tailor was dead when the sentence was completed. Here is a story from True Flag, which, like the preceding, must teach its own moral : There was once a tailor who had a beautiful daughter. All tbe young men from far and near came to visit her be cause of her beauty. Two rivals sought her one day and said : "It is on your ac count we have cone hither." "What do you want of mo?" she re plied, smiling. "We love you," returned the two young men, "and each of us wishes to marry you." Tbe maiden, being well brought up, called her father, who listened to tbe two lovers, and then said : "It is late ; go home now, but - come again to-morrow, and you shall then know which of you may have my daughter." At daybreak the next morning the two young men returned. "Here we are," they cried to the tailor ; "remember what you promised yesterday." "Wait a little," he replied. "I am go ing to town to buy a piece of cloth. When I return home with it you shall learn what I expect from you." When the tailor returned from town he called his daughter and on her appear ance he said to the young men : "My children, there are two of you and I haxe but one daughter. To whom shall I give her? Whom must I refuse ? Behold this piece of cloth ; I' will cut from it two suits of clothes exactly alike ; each oue of you must sew one of them and be who finishes his task first shall have my daughter." Jbaach of tbe rivals took bis task aud pre pared to set about it. The father oalled his daughter aud said to her: Here is the thread ; make it ready for tbe two workers. The maiden obeyed her father, and, taking the bundle of thread, seated her self near the young men. But she was as clever as she was beautiful. Though her lather did not know which ot tbe young man she loved best, nor tbe young men themselves, she knew well enough. The tailor went away : the maiden prepared the thread ; tbe young men took their needles and began to sew. To tbe one she loved the beauty gave short needle fulls, but to the one she did not love she gave long needlefulls. They sewed and sewed in eager haste. At eleven o'clock the work was not half done, but at three o'clock the young man who had . short needlefuls bad completed his task, while the other had yet much to do. When the tailor returned, the conquer or brought to him the completed suit, while his rival still sat sewing. "Mv children." said the father. "I did not wish to favor one more than another ; that was why I divided the cloth into two equal parts and told you, 'He who finish ed bis task first shall have my daughter.' Did you understand me r "Father," replied the two young men "we understood you and accepted the test : what must be, must." The tailor had reasoned thus : "He who finished first will be the most skillful workman, and consequently better able to support a wife ; ' but be never imagined that his daughter would give long needle- fulls to a man she did not wish to marry. Cleverness carried the day, and the maid en really chose her owd husband. Butte bmilk as a Drink. A gieat physician once said that if every one knew the value of buttermilk as a drink, it would more freely be partaken of by per sons who drink so excessively oi omer beveraeres. and further compared the effects on the system to the cleaning out of an old stove that had been clogged up with ashes that have sifted through filling every crevice and crack, by saying that the human system is like the stove and collects and gathers refuse matter that can in bo way be exterminated from the system so effectually as by dnaking buttermilk. It is also a remedy for indi gestion. soothes and quiets the nerves and is very simnolent to those who are troub led with sleeplessness. Its medicina nrooerties cannot be overrated, and it should be freely a - used by all who can get it. A Recipe to be Misekabxjc The best recipe we know,-if yon want to be miser able, ie to think about yourself; how much yon have not made, and the poor prospects for the future. A brave man with a soul in him gets out of such pitiful ruts and langhs at discouragements, rolls up his sleeves, whistles and sings, and makes the best of life. This eartb never was intended for a paradise, and a man who rises above his discouragements and keeps his manhood will only be the strong er and better for his adversities. Many a noble ship has been - saved by throwing overboard its most valuable cargo, and many a man is better and more humane aites he has lost hia gold. Inter- Ocean. ; ' . A Brave Girl-"'-" About one hundred and twenty iyears ago the ' pioneers , of ..civilization yjq.the back-woods of North .America were, -in almost constant: collision ., with;, the., most brmidable of tbeludian tribes,v whj had earned to use the weapons ol ths , white men and who were resolved upon. driving away those pale-faced inaders; of, their hunting-grounds. ..fc sJ, a, Many sad and terrible,, tragedies .were enacted as the white settlers, advanced farther and farther into the . Indian, fcoup try, traveling in large companies, j, .for safety, encamping at night by, the ,watjh fire while wild beasts bowled J.11' 'around them, and too often finding on their. pa)h the slain and mutilated bodies,, ottbfir countrymen. But u their difficulties ;and dangers were great, still greater, wm, tge courage of the men, who, first set their hands to the - conquest of ntbe. mighty wastes of wood which were spread for hundreds of miles on every aide of .tbem. hey knew that tbe incursions;!, the. In dians were just as much to be expected a bad weather or any other trial ip jliXe.'and they did their best to be prepared ,for them, after which they, went jatjQfltibpr daily labors with wonderful, qheerinlness, considering the anxious circumstaopAS.3n which tbey were placed,.,. .,,(, ;u tmUua In a neighborhood exposed wtot jaoddan attacks of the red men the first thing dbae was to establish some place of i refuge d to which the inhabitants of the varioua . 'log- cabins might repair for. shelter and; help. This was often a ; square stockade -iaolos- cg a group of cabins, withJaiilbastionavsr block-house at each eornerjever'yii side of these rude citadels snd the ., stockades being, of course, weirfrfrnispd'wU'roop- holes. Here (if well furhlsneff wHlBu1iW and ammunition) a-verVBrhairMgafrlB1dn ooold make a spirited resistance " tfnd could generally hold out tilf ifelfef arrived. Even women and girls in these rude and dangerous encounters could perform 'feats of bravery from which men in 'more easy going times might have shrunk. '.u"iJ,; A remarkable instance of feminine cour age was shown in 1792, wheh'a froouer settlement on the Ohio was attacked ! by . 11 r T j: ' 1 Tn inhabitants, warned in time, had taken refuge in the fort, - whem there were twenty able-bodied men with twice as many women and children, under the command of a brave man. Col. Silas Yane. His brother, Ebenezer Vane, remained in bis own house, about forty yards ofi', in order to protect a large quantity . of am munition which bad been, stored there and wbioh there was no time to remove. Some seven or eight men and one or two women remained with Ebenezer,' and be ing stout of heart they felt confident of being abie to defend it. - 's ",;, .j,. The Indians, trusting to their numbers. attacked fiercely, but were 'again ' and again driven back. Throughout the night they tried to set fire to Ebenezer's house, but the design was frustrated by the vig ilance of the defenders. Again -the red men made a furious assault both on the fort and the bouse, but again they were received with a close and deadly fire which considerably thinned their bombers and filled them with the ' wildest' fury. Meanwhile the women inside indujged .in no weak lamentations, but steadily; mold ed bullets, loaded guns and handed' them to the men, who from every loop-hole were dealing death to the inyaderk without losing one of their number. Buf'tnow a terrible discovery was made. vSoch r a prolonged siege had not been' anticipated, and in the fort only a few' 'charges, of powder remained ! Wha WM'olp.do.ac? The enemy bad once more.. alien! .,ack, but they might be expected td reaew -the attack at any moment, and If I'h'ejf ihojtld learn the deficiency of the garp'the brave defenders would soon be. overpower ed, fighting hand-to-hand withoverwbelm ing numbers, while neither "women 9inor children would "meetwith the smallest mercy. In this emergency i there t seemed nothing for it but that one of their -num ber should dash to Ebenezer's bouse, get a keg of powder, and bring it, back' , coder fire of the besiegers. , There were several volunteers for this daring service, which semed almost certain death, considering that the surrounding woods were;, filled with tbe keen-sighted and furions eoemy. Among those willing to run' thefeafiul risk was a girl, sister t the twO Vahes. She bad lust returned from school in Philadelphia, and was quite unused to the stirring scenes of frontier life, " but 'her spirit made up for her inexpeneneev 'J It was represented to her that a -man" being able to run quicker, would be in less1 dan ger, when tbe young heroine nobly replied that a man's life was worth more than hers in the present exigency. ; " - Ji "Yon have not a man to spare," she said, "while a woman will not be f miss- ed." - - ' ; . This was too true and the girl , was ' al lowed to go. Throwing off such' clothing as might hinder her speed,' she ' stood redy at .the gate. It was suddenly flung open and she rushed ont on her des perate errand. ! - The Indians were so taken by ' surprise that, after exclaiming, "A 'squaw I a squaw!" tbey did not fire ft ' single shot, but upon tbe girl's return with a bag' full of powder slung around her waist they were upon the alert. . She'had.to,run the gauntlet of their balls, but not 6ne touch ed her. Her anxious friends 'pulled' her and her precious burden within the.gate, while their shout of defiance" told the . .In dians that the danger Va 'dter.MTbey still hung about the fort and made ifeveral other attempts to storm 'ft," but ?wlth no better success ' On tbe third! da they re treated, giving up as hopeless tbsl siege, which would probably biri n3e3 "fr otherwise but lor the beroistfioi I' Young 1 .! ' II Mil , Here's a fact that ought 1 to$ave been laid before the, conyentioa of doctors io Washington, It comes, from, thej. Sig nal, of Dahlonega, . Ga ; ' ?At god,,many people are accustomed to use .peach, -tree bark tea when sick. s So wf j4h.&w them something new at , le fco ,ns--which several good citizens have;, pouched for as tbe truth : When tea is. made, fronr bark which is skinned off upward, the . tea acts as an emetic; .when,, ekiAded j 4wn' ward it acts aa a catharUc" v. n ; r R. H. jpRDAN CO.