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Tuis Paper is 35 Yeaes Old charlotte; n. c., fridayv: October u, i887. VOLUME XXXVI. NUMBER 1833 ; j! V U i i;M . :Vj. U III Ui . ftvffl ' x i m r s a i - a -v - - a ait a J a i tit it - - - . i a a a is h. '-- ' . .'H ' 'l .- ' - : . . . . '. ! 1 lill; jlj, i V:'; i : Jl. .1 l THE CHARLOTTE DEMOCRAT, Published every Friday by YATES & STRONG. TgBMB One Dollar and Fifty Cents for 1 year. One Dollar for 6 months. Subscription price due in advance. Entered it the Post Office in Charlotte.N (j as second class matter," according to the rules of the P. O. Department. II. 0. ECCLES. GEO. W. BRYAN. CENTRAL HOTEL, CU ABIOTT, H. C. The largest and most centrally located Hotel in the city. Newly painted and refurnished. Electric Bdls aud Electric Lights. The Central and Belmont united. - EUCLES & BRYAN, Aug. 5, 1887. Proprietors. J. P. McCOMBS, M. D., Oilers his professional services to the citizens of Charlotte aud surrounding country. All calls, both night and day, promptly attenaea 10. Office in Brown's building, up stairs, opposite Charlotte Hotel. Jan. 1, 18S5. Dr. Annie L. Alexander, m 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, 1S87 tf 4. BURWELL. P. D. WALKER. BUR WELL & WALKER, Attorneys at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Will practice in the State and Federal Courts Office in Law Building. Jau. 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. F. I. OSBORNE. W. C. MAXWELL. OSBORNE & MAXWELL, Attorneys at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Will practice in the State and Federal Courts. C3f Offices 1 and 3 Law Building. July 3, 1886. y HAMILTON C. JOJfES. CHARLES W. TTLLETT. JONES & TILLETT. Attorneys at Law, Charlotte, N. C. Practice iu the Courts of this District and in Richmond county. Also, in the Federal Courts of the Western District. Aug. 12, 1887. HETUOT CLARKSON. CIIAS H. DCLB CLARKSON & DULS, Attorneys at Law, Charlotte, N. C. Frompt attention given to all business in trusted. Will practice in all Courts of the State. CSOfflce No. 12 Law-Building. Oct. 7, 1887. W. W. FLEMXIING. E. T. CANSLEU. T. N. WIKSLOW JFlcmming, Cansler & Winslow, -ATTORNEYS-AT-L AW, Charlotte, N. C, Will practice in the State and Federal Courts of North Carolina. Special attention given to all business entrusted to them in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Union, Lincoln and Gaston counties. Sept. 23, 1887. G. P. BASON, Attorney at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. t3T 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 JOHN PARRIOR, (No. 3, Tryon street, near Wriston's Drug Store,) Charlotte, N. C. Practical Watcta-Makp.r CAtL L.some Jewelry ! fair price will sell at a 1 Dealer in Diamonds, Watches. Clocks Jtweliv IS.lverand Silver-Plated Ware, &c ' .lnpairiDg ?f Jewelry, Watches, Clocks Ac idone promptly, and satisfotinn .Ia C" m , ..w unui repingPeCial aUeDtion iven to fie Watch Aug. i, 1837. FINE SHOES. Complete Stock and Lowest Prices Shoes. Trunks and Valises. PEGRAM & CO , June 24. 1837. i6 South Tryon street 100,000 Pounds OF RAGS WANTED. Paid in Cash or Trade, at , ROSS & ADAMS Book and Stationery Store, No. 17 8. Tryon St T When Napoleon was asked in his early years how he secured the respect and confidence of so many old officers who were under him, he replied, "By reserve." A little more reserve in leaders, in heads of families, in persons who have care and responsibility, would save them from many of their troubles. It need not be a lack of kindness and frankness ; let it rather be the qniet of self-control, the si lence of a man who nses his tongue, rather than the babbling man whose tongue uses him, and uses him up the reserve of a man who knows there is a time to speak and also a time to be silent. SALE OF LAND. By virtue of authority granted to me by M. L. Harkey and wife, by a Mortgage dated March 22, 1879, and duly registered in the office of the Register of Deeds in Book 21, page 269, I will sell at the Court House in Charlotte, on Monday, October 31et, 1887, at 12 M., for cash, the Tract of LAND described in said Mortgage, to-wit : A Tract of about 200 ACRES, joining the lands of Sol. Harkey and others, and being the tract on which M. L. Harkey lived at the date of said Mortgage, and where he now resides. D. S. TODD, Sept. 80, 1887. Cw Mortgagee. Valuable Land FOR SALE. I will sell my Plantation, two miles from Beattie's Ford, with fine Residence. Healthy place and the Land always produces good crops of every kind when worked. The Tract con tains about 200 Acres, with good Barn, Stable and Tenant Houses. If desired, I will divide the Tract or add to it to suit purchasers. Terms easy. For particulars cali on me, or Mr J. L. Jetton, who will take pleasure in showing the premisis. W. B. WITHERS, Davidson College, N. C. Sept. 30, 1887. tf Mortgagee's Sale of Land. By virtue of a Mortgage made to S. 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 iu the said Mortgage. L. R WRISTON. Sept. 23, 1887. 5w TO THE TAX-PAYERS OF Mecklenburg County. 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: Berrvhill. 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, Providence, Clear Creek, Crab Orchard, Mallard Creek, Lemleys, Davidson College, Huntersville, Long Creek, Paw Creek, Morning Star, Matthews, Pineville, Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, All Taxes must be paid promptly. T. 8. COOPER. Sept. 16, 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 sale privately. Correspondence solicited only from those who mean business. JOHN W. MOOSE, M. D . Sept. 16, 1887. lm Mt. Pleasant, N. C. Executor's Notice. Having duly qualified as Executor of the last Will and Tesrament 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 or October, 1888. All persons indebted to said Estate are requested to make immediate payment. JUS. U. SHANK UJNttUUSJS, Sept. 23, 1887. 6w Executor. Administrator's Notice. All persons having claims against the Estate of W. F. t uthbertson, deceased, are hereby no tified to present tnem to tlie undersigned, prop erly attested, on or before the 10th day of Sep tember, lt83. All persons indebted to said dece dent are requested to settle immediately. iiUUH W. UAKK1B, Adin'r. (with Will annexed) of W. F. Cuthbert- son, deceased. Sept. 9, 1887. 6w Administrator's Notice. All persons bavins 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. LIUULl VV. tlAHtUO, Adm'r. de Ionia non of Wilson Wallace, dee'd. Sept. 9, 1887. 6w TO THE FALL TRADE. Our Stock of PROVISIONS and GROCE RIES is now complete. To cash buvers we offer great inducements Don't fail to give us a call, as all we ask is a trial. Have j ust received, fCin ROLLS Cotton Bagging, UJJ 500 Bundles TIES, 500 Barrels Flour, 150 Bags Coffee, 50 Barrels Sugar, 50 Barrels Molasses, 50 Boxes Bacon, 200 Boxes Tobacco, 100 Boxes Soap, 100 Packages Soda, 200 Bags Salt. SPRINGS & BUR WELL, Sept. 2, 1887. Charlotte, N. C BURWELL & DUNN SELL At Lowest Market Prices. Lewis' Pure White Lead. Boiled and Raw Linseed Oil. The Best Readv-Mixed Paint, all Colors and all size cans. Win an naint vnnr hnp-fv for one dollar, in the best ctyle, with Carriage Black (and other colors ) The oest is soia oy t Medicines, we have all kinds by the bottle, dozen and gross at prices always the same. BURWELL & DUNN Dr. King's Blood and Liver Pills, Dr. King's Cough Syrup. Dr. King's Sarsaparilla and Onppn'n Deliffht. Dr. King's Vermifuge. Sold onlv by 3 BURWELL & DU'N. If you will give your horses, cows, hogs and poultry the Celebrated Kentucky Condition Pow ders, you will have no trouble. 25 cents per package. For sale by BURWELL & DUNN Wholesale and Retail Druggists, June 10, 1887. Opposite Central Hotel. Too Many of We." ' "Mamma, is there too many of we?'! - . The little girl asked with a sigh. . "Perhaps you wouldn't be tired, you see, It a lew ol your childs should die." She was only three years old this one Who spoke in that strange, sad way. As she saw her mother's impatient frown At toe children s boistroas play. There were half a dozen who round her stood, . .' And the mother was sick and poor. Worn out with the care of the noisy brood, And the fight with the wolf at the door. For a emile or a kiss do time, no place; b or the little one least of all; And the shadowy that darkened the . mother's iaoe . ' O'er thejQQAJS We seemed io fall. . : More thoughtful than any she felt more oare, Aud pondered iu childish way How to lighten the harden she could not share, Growing heavier every day. Only a week, and the little Claire In her little white trundle-bed, Lay with her blue eyes closed and the sunny hair Cat close from the golden head. "Don't cry," she said and the words were low, Feeling tear that she could not see You won't have to work and be tired so, When there ain't bo mauy of we." The dear little daughter who went away From the home that for once was stilled, Showed the mother's heart from that dreary day. What a place she had always filled. Woman' 8 World. taiT" In the days of pumpkin pies and cider there lived a man who had a great the latter. One day, on going to the cellar to fill the pitcher, be fell from the top to the bottom of the stairs. His wile, hearing the fall, in great alarm ran to the top of the stairs and cried out: "ily dear, you haven't broke our brand new pitcher, have you ?' No, said he, in agony of pain from the fall, "but I'll be shot if I don't !' ' And dashed suiting the action to the word, he it against the wall. Spite. The interest shown by European nations in all inventions that add to the machinery of war is evidenced by the laot that Great Britain, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Prussia, and Spain all have commissions in New York studying the new projective gun patented by Lieut. Zalinski. In time of peace ; prepare . for war. This does not look much as if the International Arbitration Society was do ing very effective work. The fact is, there is not a nation of .Europe that is not half-way ou the brink of war. Commissioner's Sale. By virtue of a Decree of the Superior Court in the case of T. J. Dulin and others, against James Furr and others. I will sell at the Court House door in the city of Charlotte, N. C, on Monday, the 7th day of .November, 1887 ,Tit 13 o'ciock, m., to the highest bidder, that certain piece of LAND conveyed by A. M. Hall to Wm. Bal lard, by Deed dated January 4th, 1876, and regis tered in Book 13, page 278, containing ninety-one and one-half Acres, less thirty-one Acres allotted to Mrs S. R. Ballard a9 her dower being sixty and one half Acres. Said Land is sold for parti tion. Terms Cash. HERIOT CLARKSON, Oct. 7, 1887. 5w Commissioner. LAND SALE. I will sell by public auction, at the Court House door iu the city of Charlotte, N. C, on Saturday, October 22d, 1887, the Tract or Parcel of LAND in the town of Pineville (formerly owned by H. H. Hood) on Culp street, adjoining the Odd Ftllows' property, being Lot No. 2 in plat of Kirkpatrick's Lands. Also, at same time and place, one STORE HOUSE and LOT known as Roes Miller pur chase, adjoining lards of Odd Fellows' property, Main and Culp streets. or a more particular description, see Book 36, page 107, office of Register of Deeds tor jueckienourg county. Terms Cash. JOHN MOORE KIRKPATRICK, Jokes & Tillett, Attorneys. Agt. Oct 7, 1887. 3w FARM FOR SALE. I offer for sale, privately, a valuable Tract of LAND in Mallard Creek township, Mecklen burg county. It lies about 12 miles from Char lotte, and within two miles of the N. C. Rail road and 3 or 4 from the A., Tenn. & O. Road. There are 129 Acres in the Tract, one-third or one-half wooded, with good Dwelling, Barn, and all necessary out-houses. There are two Springs and two Wells on the premises, besides a Creek running through it Good churches and schools in the neighborhood. Also, a good pas ture and lfMcre orchard. For particulars address me. A. A. GARRISON, Oct. 7, 1887. 4wpd Montieth's P. O. Mortgage Sale. Bv virtue of a Mortgage executed to me by E, H. Hinson and wife Tvrza. for purposes therein mentioned, and registered in Book 36, page 263, Mecklenbur? countv. I will sell at the Court House door in Charlotte, N. C at 12 o'clock, M., on Thursday, Oct. 27, 1887,' seventy-two Acres of valuable LAND, adjoining the lands of T. 8. Ellington, C. Dowd and others, on the waters of Clear ureefc ana m uiear ree lownsiiip. Terms Cash. J. C. BARNHARDT, Sept. 26, 1887. 4w Trustee 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 7ih day of November, 1887, at 12 M., all the said J. M. Griers reversionary interest or right, title and interest, in a certain piece of Land in Mecklenburg county, adjoining the Lands of M. A. Sample. E. C. Kurkendafl and others, containing 10124 acres the same. being land allotted to Lydia Grier as her dower. T. 8. COOPER, Sheriff. Sept. 9, 1887. 9wpd Executor's Notice. Having Qualified as Executors of the last Will and Testament of the late J. Star Neely. all nersons having claims against the said Estate are herebv notified to Dreaent the same to ns for payment on or before the 10th day of October, 1888. or this notice will be plead in bar or a re covery ; all persons indebted to said Estate are notified that payment will be required. THOS. W. NEELY, JANE M. NEELY, Oct 7. 1887. 6wpd Executors. V -. A Relict i ;.:' ) 'yi - From the Hillsboro Recorder. . We have jost removed to our office from a cellar in this town, where it hid remain ed from 1867 '.to' the 'present ti mei the Press and some of the wood ' ty pe bi ' the Hillsboro Recorder V brought here' from Connecticut by Dennis Heartt.its founder, and first editor, who issaed,the first number of the Recorder, on the "20th day of Feb., 1820. When we reflect, there is not A soul living here now, that was alive then. They have all passed over 'the river and joined the great majority. ; - v , - - Perhaps there has- Bved . and died - in Hillsboro and its neighborhood a greater number of illustrious men before and since the time the ' Recorder : was established than any other town in the State. . We .mention among its resident citizens of ante-revolutionary history: Edmund Fan ning, Ralph- McNair, fames IIoggr Fran cis Nash, Thomas Bark, Governors Cas well & Nash, William Hooper and Judge Moore, names all connected with many interesting events, before, during and sab sequent to the Revolution. During the Revolution, President Monroe, Gov Rat ledge of S. C., Col Williams of King's Mountain, GeLerals Gates and Smallwood, Col Kee, Lord Cornwallis, Col Wilson' Webster, Col Tarlton, and others were sojourners daring a brief period. We mention last, bat by no means least among the Revolutionary heroes who lived and died in Hillsboro, Col William Sbepperd of "Long Meadows" only a few miles North of Hillsboro. No truer or nobler spirit than Col Shepperd ever lived, he died here at a ripe old age. At different periods during the exist ence of the Hillsboro Recorder under the management of Mr Heartt, there lived here and in the neighborhood many dis tinguished men whose names have become the honor and pride of the " State, among the many we mention Archibald D Mur phy at one time Judge of the Superior Court and at all times a great man ; Judge Dancan Cameron, Judge Norwood, Chief Justices Nash and Ruffiu, Willie P Man gum, Hugh Waddell, Rev John Wither epoon, D D, Hon Will A Graham, and many others. The old Recorder can say with the mother of gods upon Mount Olympus: "See all her progeny, illustrious sight, Behold and count them as they rise to sight, She eees around her in the blest abode . A hundred sons and every son a god." How I Cured Him. Dr. Fitzgerald : Having performed a surgical operation on some little gaping chickens by thrusting down . their wiud pipes three horse-hairs in the double, and twisting parasites from their throats, and while watching those worms in water squirming about, the squalls of a hen ar rested my attention. The old . gobbler had scattered her brood and killed some that had been treated, and was in a strut over his achievements. I ran t up behind him, caught him by his feathers, and rati backward and sideways, fairly plowing the ground with a pair of large claws, while he fanned every fowl out of sight and hearing with two large turkey-wings. I was not mad not much mad I imagin ed I was not, as I had passed without stopping the chopping-block, with meat ax in place, and had never in life taken anything strong that would cause the brain to have no feeling. It ocourred to me I never bad seen - other fowls in flock bother chickens. The turkey was alone; the hens were sitting. I thought of one that might be company for him. She had stole her nest in a place dangerous for vermin ; so on I went till opposite the nest. The hen (a wagon and team would not have arouBed) was on foot, her' neck raised and feathers all aflounce. As I anged him at her, she ran one way and be another, till entangled in the meshes of briery vines. Thus I left them amazed he at the predicament he wan in, and she at the sight of an old stove-boiler thrust in her nest in place of her eggs that were being borne away to a chicken-hen for incubation. I had no more chickens killed. Mary J. Ellis, in Nashville Advo cate. Tyndall on Lightning Bods. Professor Tyndall, in a letter on light-' niog conductors, points oat that the abo lition of resistance is absolutely necessary in connecting a lightning conductor with the earth, and this is done by closely em bedding in the earth, a plate of good con ducting material and of large area. The largeness of area makes atonement for the imperfect conductivity of earth, lbe plate, in fact, constitutes a wide door through which the electricity passe's freely into the earth, its disruptive and damag ing effects being thereby avoided. A common way of dealing with lightning conductors adopted by ignorant practi tioners is, Dr. Tyndall remarks, to carry wire rope which form 9 part of the conduc tor down the wall and into the earth be low, where it ends without any terminal plate. Such a "protection" is a mockery, a delusion, and a snare, some years ago a rock lighthouse on the Irish coast was struck bv lightning, when he found by the engineer's report that the lightning conductor had been carried down the lighthouse tower, its lower extremity being carefully embedded in a stone per forated to receive it. If the object had been to invite the lightning to strike the tower, a better arrangement could hardly, he believes, have been adopted. He ve toed the proposal to employ a chain as a prolongation of the conductor, as the con tact of link with link is never perfect. Special Joint Meeting of Com missioners and Justices of tne Peace of Mecklenburg County. At a meeting of the Commissioners held on the 4th of October, 1887, it was ordered that the Chairman of the Board notify the Justices of the Peace of the county -(by advertisement in two newspapers published in the city of Charlotte) to meet the Board of Commissioners of the county in joint Session at the Court House in the city of Charlotte, on the first Monday in November, 1887, for the purpose of considering the pro priety of building a new Stockade for the safe keeping and comfort of the County Convicts, and if necessary, to authorize an appropriation from the County Fund for said purpose, and to transact such other business as may come before the meeting. Every Justice of the Peace of the county is specially requested to be present Bv order of the Board. T. L. VAIL, Oct 7, 1887. 4w Chairman. -i. . He Could Swim. : V . Cloudesley Shovel's grand exploit was probably due to muscular strength and great practice. He was a cabin-boy on board Admiral Nar borough's ship daring the war between England and Holland 200 years ago. Narboroogh was lost unless be could get word to a portion of his fleet which was near, bat oat of sight behind a high piece of land. No boat could have lived, in the fierce fire of the fleets, and there was no possi ble way of communicating an order ex cept by swimming.: The, admiral called for volunteers, and among those who sprang forward, was bis own cabin boy, a lad of eighteen. ) He bad been a cobbler's apprentice and had ran away to sea. "What can you do, my fearless lad?" asked Admiral Narborougb. - .11 can swim, sir,", replied , the youth, Ma,ndj jl I'm. shot I aiw W aatai spared than any one else." That answer, with the look that accom panied it, settled the question. In anoth er minute or two, with the order in his month, the lad swam oat of sight, into the dense smoke of the battle, followed by the cheers of the crew. He brought the reserve fleet into action in time, gave his country another victory, and won for him self a lieutenant's commission. His re mains now lie in Westminster Abbey, with a monument over them bearing the name of Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovel. How to Act at a Fire. In a lecture before the Society of Arts, London, Mr A. W. C. Ghean gave the following concise and simple directions how to act on the ocourrenoe of fires: Fire requires air; therefore, on its ap pearance every effort should be made to exclude air shut all doors and windows. By this means fire may be confined to a single room for a sufficient period to en able all the inmates to be aroused and escape; bat if the doors and windows are thrown open, the fanning of the wind and the draught will instantly cause the flames to increase with extraordinary rapidity. It mast never be forgotten that the moBt precious moments are at the commencement of a fire, and not a single second of time should be lost in tackling it. In a room, a table cloth can be so used as to smother a large sheet of flame, and a cushion may serve to beat it out; a coat or anything similar may be used with an equally successful result. The great point is presence of mind calmness in danger, action guided by reason and thought. In all large houses, buckets of water should be placed on every landing, a little salt being put into the water. Always endeavor to attack the bed ot a fire; if you cannot extinguish a fire, shot the window, aud bo sure to shut the door when making good your retreat. A wet silk handkerchief tied over the eyes and nose will make breathing possible in the midst oi much smoke, and a blanket wetted and wrapped around the body win enaoie a person to pass through a sheet of flame in comparative safety. Should a lady's dress catch fire, let the wearer at once lie down. Rolliog may extinguish the fire, but if not, anything (woolen preferred) wrapped tightly round will effect the desired purpose. A barn becomes less painful the moment air is ex cluded from it For simple barns, oil or the white ot egg can be used. One part of carbolic acid to six parts of olive oil is found to be invaluable m most cases, slight or severe, and the first layer of lint snoaia not oe removed till the care is complete, bat saturated by the applica tion ot fresh outer layers from time to time. Linen rag soaked in a mixture of equal parts of lime water an'd linseed oil also forms a good dressing. Common whiting is very good, applied wet and continually dampened with a sponge. Well Disciplined, A venerable soldier of the American revolution was converted after he left the army. vvnat pecuuanzed him as a Christian and rendered him the "observed of all observers," was the Immutable fixed ness and instantaneous promptitude of his obedience to every indication of the di vine will. When asked for the explanation of the exceptional but divine life he was living, his reply was this: "When I entered the army I was trained under the great dis ciplinarian, Barou Steuben. The main lesson he taught us was that the first and last duty of a soldier was instant and im plicit obedience to the word of command received lrom the officer placed over us. Under that principle I was trained and acted as a soldier in the army of my coun try. When I was converted I considered myself as a voluntarily enlisted 'soldier in the army of my Lord,' with Jesus Christ as my Captain.' When I found myself in this divine relation, l said: "It is now not only my duty, but the law of my life, to receive the word of command from my new, just as I did from my old com mander; and my obedience is to be just as prompt, implicit, and unerring in my pres ent as in my former relation. In the great Captain of our salvation I peroeive absolute wisdom and integrity for com' , mand, so that it would be treason in me to stop lor an instant to weigh the ques tion whether bis will is right or wrong. wise or unwise. Nothing remains for me to do but to do his will when it is appre hended. While I recognize in him such absolute wisdom and integrity to com mand, 1 also perceive in him an ever available all sufficiency of grace for the rendering of the obedience required of me. Under the influence of these two pribcinles absolute respect for his author ity on the one hand, and a fixed trust in him for grace to render the obedience he requires on the other, I ever find 'his yoke to be easy, and his harden to be light,' and 'the enduranoe of hardness as a good soldier. fg?7 I elated that Prince Bismarck was recently asked for an autpgraph by a young English girl who professed extra ordinary admiration for him, and wrote that she would consider a few lines an omen of happiness for her future life. He sent her the following : "Beware, my child, of building castles io the air; they are of all structures : the easiest to erect and the most difficult o demolish." Troublesome Company, Sometimes. vv e nave oeen having com can v . at oar house for a week past. It, or she, has gone now, and we are so absolutely and nafeignedly happy-in consequence thereof that we have been having a little jollifica- . - . I - . m, .... . non inis evening, xne cnnaren were ai- owed to sit np an boar longer than usual. and I made them some pop corn balls and taffy. Mrs Dane opened the piano and sang as she has not sang for a year, and said never a word when 1 smoked two cigars in the parlor. - This is not very flattering to the "com pany" bat it is "the liospel troth" all the same. ' We are fond of company, my wife and. We have a pretty little home, a well trained servant, and live in one of Boston's prettiest suburbs, so we always have vari ous waya ot ' amusing oar frionds. -Bat the company just departed was not to be amused. She came on Monday morning without having gone through the little courtesy of informing as of her intended arrival, bhe is not an intimate friend of the lamily, and simply made oar house a stopping plaoe. as a matter of convenience to herself. This' would have been all right had Bhe not made herself a source of infinite inconvenience to all of us. My wife greeted her with great kind- ness and cordiality and took her at onoe I to oar spare chamber, and a chamber it is good enough for any one. It has not, . . , . , , l however, an electric bell, but my wife has in it a small silver hand bell, and our Sally is sure to hear the bell if the visitor will kindly step to the door and ring it in the hall. This fact was explained to the visitor. My wife had iust come down stairs when the bell rang sharply. Sally went up ; Sally came down. The lady would like a piece of castile soap instead ot that in the room, she says she uses only castile." There was no castile soap in the house, and Sally was sent out for some. My wife went up. "I'd like a common crash towel," said our visitor. I never use any other kind." The common crash towel was taken up. "Now I'd like a little bit of soda to pat in the water. I alwayB pat a mere pinch in my washbowl." Sally had returned by this time, and she took op the soda and castile soap. She came down and said : "She wants to know if she can have blankets instead of sheets on her bed on account of her rheumatics." The blankets were sent up. Sally had just reached the lower hall when the bell rang again, bally went up ; Sally came down. Sally looked "huffy." "What is it ?" we asked. "She had me to take down per back hair, and wants me to put her false front in crimps. I won't do it" 1 record to tally's honor and glory that she didn t do it. The bell rang seventeen times that fore noon, and here are some ot toe causes thereof: Oar visitor wanted the bed aired the room newly swept, the mirror polish ed, the window sash raised, the window dmdu iu vv s ova vug iui uivui j vunuou nuvuvt writing materials, her letter posted, and divers other things. . At dinner she wanted tea when we bad coffee, and warm bread when we had cold. She said that there was too muoh salt in the soup, and too little in the gravy. She objected to pepper iu anything, and asked for pie for desert when we bad pudding. Our sitting room was too hot ; then it was too cold. The baby cried and gave the guest a headache. My wife applied remedies, and the patient made a pretenoe of fainting. ouch a week as it was! ibat woman made us all utterly miserable. How Indians Poison their Arrows. It was a long time before Friday came, and I began to think that be was going to disregard my summons, and was get ting angry, when he suddenly put in an appearance. I explained to him what I wiebed to know, and without the slightest hesitation he said to the venerable arrow maker : "Tell my brother all about the poisoned arrows." "Well," said the old man, "first we take a bloated yellow rattlesnake in August, when be is most poisonous, and tie him with a forked stick to a stake ; then we tease him until he is in a great rage. This is done by passing a switch over bis body from his head to bis tail. When he threshes the ground with his tail, and his eyes grow bright and sparkle like diamonds we kill a deer, antelope, or some other small animal, and tearing out the liver, throw it to the snake while it is warm and the blood still coursing through it The reptile will strike it again and again and pretty soon it will begin to turn black. When be tires the snake is teased again and be is induced to sink his fangs into the soft flesh until all the poison has been extracted from him. and the liver is reek ing with it. He is then killed and the liver lifted with a sharp pole, for so dan gerous is it that no one dares touch it The liver is let lie for an hour, when it will be almost let black and emit a sour smell. Arrows are then broagbt and their iron heads pushed into the liver up to the shaft They are left stickiog there for about one hour aud a half, when they are withdrawn and dried in the snn. A thin glistening yellow scum adheres to the arrow, and if it so much as touches raw flesh it is certain to poison it to death." I asked if Indians still used poisoned arrows. "No" be replied, "no man, Indian or white man. for vears past has been shot with these arrows, aad they are no longer made." Omaha Republican. Tcen to the Right. The necessity of alwavs tnrninff to the right was fully & ma. lision of two buggies on Craven street Two young gentlemen were in one buggy and two young ladies in the other. The young men turned to . the right but the ladies turned to the left and brought about the collision, which, fortnnately for the ladies, resulted in npsetting the baggy of the voang men who were not in fault. No one was hurt and no damage ot any consequence done, but such carelessness might at sometime result seriously. Jfcw- hern Journal. The Little Southern Soldier. Boy. : , George W ilson was just,, ten ; years of age, still in "knickerbockers, and had but recently entered into the dignity of sn0rt hair, his mother, after much persua sion, having finally consented to the cut- ting of his flaxen curls, in which the sun shine was wont to tangle itself. He was a bright, active boy, thoroughly alive ' to the momentous events of the timet in which he lived, and a general favorite. After the battle, he was among the first at the bulletin board, to learn its result. and many a time as the heart-rending scream of a wile or mother echoed the an nouncement of a name reported "killed," this little fellow, ohild though he was, would seem beside himself. : One day he and hia "factatum," ai . his oolored boy Frank was called, met in sol emu conclave, and decided io ran away, aud follow the army. : tteing too young to enlist, they decided upon the novel plan of becoming markers, or messengers, in fact anything by which they could reach the army. George's parents were refugees in the upper portion of South Carolina, and; the camp to which the boys proposed going was on the sea-coast, near Charleston, in order to reach which necessitated many miles of travel Neither distance nor the laok of money, however, daunted them ; and so one bright. morning George put a i r t it t f cnaoge oi cioines in nis green oaiss school-satchel, and Frank tied his in a red bandana handkerohief, which was his mother's chief glory, and the two set out on their travels. :' " - Knowing that they would be discovered in the attempt to board the train which left the small town, they walked to the next station, a distance of five miles, and as the train was leaving the depot jumped on the rear platform. At the South the stations are quite remote from each other, and the conductors, after closing rear door, seldom open it until the next station is reached. In this way the boys made the entire trip, and reached the de sired haven. By the time they arrived their appetites were in a pretty keen con dition, having exhausted all of the biscuit and bits of ham which were sandwiched between their clothing. The teamsters and servants of the officers gave them something to eat, and George was just negotiating with a captain for the position of marker, when General Capers, who had been a life-long friend to his family ap proached aud said, "Why, George Wilson, what are you doing here, so far away from home? Does your mother know that yon are here ?" Now George had always been noted for telling the truth, but on this occasion flatly denied that his name was "George Wilson," and pretended not to ' know the general. Soon, however, Frank made his appearance, and George seeing that far ther deception was useless, begged the general to give him a place. - This of course was refused. General Capers tele graphed his distracted parents, and plac ing the two runaways under guard until they could be sent home,' he questioned them as to their intentions. George told what his ambition was, and Frank with both hands down in bis pockets, and every tooth in his head showing, said, "1. wuz gwmetojine de cavalry, Mas' Gineral, dat's w'st I run'd away fur; but I specs git a lasbin' from mammy we'n I gits home." They arrived at home on the day of the capture of Columbia, and in the excite-. ment of the hour George (in whose breast the military ardor was not yet extinguish ed) again left for the scene of action. He joined a command as msrker, in a North Csrolina regiment, and daring the last battle of the war, which was fought in North Carolina, as he was standing with his little red flag in his hand, a man just in front of him was. shot down: In an instant the little soldier boy threw away his flag, seized the gun and fought all day, until near its close, when a stray ballet struck him in the breast and he fell. A soldier in his rear, who had a son about his age, picked the wounded boy up in his arms, and carried him from the field. A surgeon was called, but the case wai hopeless, and as the little fellow lay upon the rode hospital bed, with the death damp on his golden tresses, and a deep, earnest meaning in the depths of his blue eyes, he said to the soldier who had borne him from the field, "My name is George Wilson ; my father is in the Army of Vir ginia, but my mother is in Anderson, Sooth Carolina ; I want you to write to mamma, and ask her to forgive me for running away, but tell her I did my duty as my boy heart told me to do. 1 could not stay at home and think of my father and brothers risking their lives for me. And now " said he as his pulse grew weaker and weaker, "and now," holding out his hand to take the paper upon which the soldier, through hia blinding tears, was writing, "give me that, and let me kiss it, so that my darling mother shall receive my last kiss." As he kissed it, and banded it back to the faithful soldier, the blue eyes closed, and the little soldier boy went to answer the roll-call in heaven. Mr$. J. G. de Hontaine. Tblkqeaph Links iir Chisx. A San Francisco special says : "The steamship Oceanio brings Hong Kong advices to September 2d. An arrangement is re ported to have been made between the Chinese Government and the Great Northern Telegraph Company, . working in conjunction with the Eastern .Exten sion Company, lor an extension of tne Imperial China telegraphs to Kalgan and Kiachta, which will give a direct tele- graphio route from China to the continent of Europe and Great Britain. It is said the Great Northern Company is to pay the Chinese Government 100,000 taeia on I condition that the Chinese pay the same Irate per word as tne iwo companies I pamelv. 12. The arrangement is to con wnue in iorce sixteen year. A Word to Botb. Begin in early life to collect libraries of your own. Begin with a single book; and when yon find or hear of any first-rate book, obtain it if you can. After awhile get another,' as Joo are able, and be sure to read it. fftka tha best of vonr books i and in this way, when jou art men, you will have good libraries in your heada as well as on 1 your shelves.