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J r-r- ! -" ffft This Papee is 35 Years Old 5. - i : CHARLOTTE,: N; j0.v FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1887; VOLUME XXXTI. NUMBER 1834 1 ii J . ' 1. 1 J j it Mi k . - i t t ,i ii Hi i THE CHABLOTTE DEMOCRAT, Ppblishbd evibt Friday by . YATES & STRONG. o Tbbjib One Dollar and Fifty Cents for 1 year. One Dollar for 6 months. Subscription price due in advance. o "Entered at the Post Office in Charlotte.N C, as second class matter' according to the rales of the P. O. Department. II. C. ECCLE3. GEO. W. BAY AN. CENTRAL HOTEL, C1I AIMLOTTK, H C. The largest and most centrally located Hotel in the city. Newly painted and refurnished. Electric Bells and Electric Lights. The Central and Belmont united. ECCLES & BRYAN, Aug. 5, 1887. Proprietors. J. P. McCOMBS, M. D.t Oilers 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. 1 Dr. Annie L. Alexander, J CHARLOTTE, N. C. I Practice limited to diseases of WOMEN and I CHILDREN, and attention to Female patients. Office, at Mrs Latham's, 214 South Tryon street, nearly opposite the Post Office. Charlotte, May 27, 1887. If K. BORWKLL. P. D. WALKBR. BUR WELL & WALKER, Attorneys at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Will practice in the State and Federal Courts (W 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 weBt of Court House. Oct. 17, 1885. P. I. OSBORNB. W. C. MAXWELL. OSBORNE & MAXWELL, Attorneys at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Will practice in the State and Federal Courts. 1ST Offices 1 and 3 Law Building. July 3, 1886. y ittAMIIiTON C. JONES. CHARLES W. TTXLETT. JONES & TILLETT. Attorneys at Law. Charlotte, 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. ilERIOT CLABKSON. CHAS H. DUL8 CLARESON & DULS, Attorneys at Law, Charlotte, N. C. Prompt attention riven to all business in trusted. Will practice in all Courts of the PState. tJOffice No. 12 Law Building. Oct. 7, 1887. k. W. FLEMtf INQ. E. T. CANSLER. T.N. WINSLOW Flemming, Cansler & Winslow, ATTO UNE YS- AT-L A W, Charlotte, N. C, A ir r 1 1 . i . . i -n i i n . in ui practice ia ine cuaie ana r eaerai courts pf North Carolina. Special attention given to mil business entrusted to them in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Union, Lincoln and Oaston counties. I Sept. 23, 1887. G. P. BASON, Attorney at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Will practice in the State and Federal pourts. Office No. 16, Law Building. Jan. 14, 1887. y DR. M. A. BLAND. Dentist. CHARLOTTE, N. C. Office in Brown's building, opposite Charlotte Iotel. Gas used for the painless extraction of teeth. Feb. 15. 1884. J. W. BYERS, Physician and Surgeon, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Will attend all calls, either night or day, in the surrounding country. ty Office on Tryon St , next to Bnford House. VUcaidence 309, West 5th St, near First Presby tia Church. Wet. 14, 1887 y DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM, CHARLOTTE. N. C Practice Limited to the IK, EAR AND f Jan. 1,1884. THROAT. HOFFMAN & ALEXANDER, Surgeon Dentists, CHARLOTTE. N. C. 1 Office over A. R "NTiahot n i.. m ,, . uiu a mure, iiuve purs from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M. I Jan. 1,1880. I JOHN FARRIOR, ' f- 3' Tmon$treet, near Written' t Drug Store) I Charlotte, N. C. I Practical Watcb-Maker and Jeweler, fKeeps a full stock of handsome Jewelrv Spectacles, Ac, which he will sell at a I Dealer in Diamonds, Watches, Clocks. Jewelrv liver and Silver. PM.,i w... "VM "tweiry, 'w;u if arc, we. nepairmg of Jewelry, Watches, Clocks &c me promptly, and satisfaction Ik a ft ii rost ty Special attention ffiven in fins nr.t.1. pairing. Aug. 19, 1887. FINE SHOP.R jomplete Stock and Lowest Prices ouoes. Trunks and Valises. PEGRAM & CO , June 24, 1887. u South - J . & A new marriage law went into el feo( in Michigan last week, which is al ready causiLg trouble. It provides that licenses mast be issued in the county where one of the parties resides. This prevents elopers irotn getting married in the State. Even foreigners are affected ; for a Cana dian couple who came to Detroit to be wedded were refused a license. In rain the groom protested that the law applied only to residents in the State. The clerk was obdurate, and the couple had to re cross the line. Public Sale OF CITY LOTS. By virtue of a Decree of the Superior Court for Mecklenburg county, made at Fall Term, 1887, 1 will sell to the highest bidder, at the Court Boom door in the city of -Charlotte, N. C, on Monday, the 7th day of November, 1887, those certain HOUSES AND LOTS OF LVND situate on the N. E. corner of B and Fifth streets in said city, known lately as the property of W. F. Cuthbertsoo, deceased, and designated as follows : 1st. The Dwelling and Lot fronting 63 feet on B street and running back with 5th street about 142 feet. . 2d. The Dwelling and Lot, adjoining the above, fronting about 68 feet on 5th street and running back parallel with B street 09 feet. Terms of Sale CASH. The Lots will be of fered separately and afterwards as a whole, in order to make sale on the highest aggregate bid ; and the sale so made will be Bubject to confirma tion by said Court at February Term, 1888. HUGH W. HARRIS, Oct 14, 1887. 4w Commissioner. LAND FOR SALE In Steel Creek Township. I wish to sell my interest in the Tract of LAND on which I now live. Said Tract is situated in Steel Creek Township and contains 137) Acres. j. w. Mcdowell. I also desire to sell my Dower interest in the above Tract. I possess said interest as the widow of the late John H. McDowell. Mrs. A. R. WILLIAMS. Oct. 14, 1887. 2m-pd SALE OF LAND. By virtue of authority granted to me by M. L. Harkey and wife, by a Mortgage dated March 22, 1870, 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 31st, 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. 8. TODD, Sept. 80, 1887. tw Mortgagee. Valuable Land FOR SALE. I will sell my Plantation, two mile3 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, Stables and Tenant Houses. If desired, I will divide the Tract or add to it to suit purchasers. Terms easy. For particulars call on me, or Mr J. L. Jetton, who will take pleasure in showing the premises. W. B. WITHERS, Davidson College, N. C. Sept-30, 1887. tf Mortgagee's Sale of Land. By virtue of a Mortgage made to 8.- W. Bcatty, 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. R WRISTON. Sept. 23, 1887. 5w Executor's Notice. Having qualified as Executors of the last Will and Testament of the late J. Star Neely, all Eersons having claims against the said Estate are ereby notified to present the same to us for payment on or before the 10th day of October, 1888, or this notice will be plead in bar of 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. 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' Sfore, Monday, Oct. Steel Creek,Kendr'k'8 Store Tuesday, " Sharon, Wednesday, " Providence, Thursday, 3d. 4th. 5th. 6th. 7th. 17th. 18th. 19th. 20th. 21st 24th. 25th. 26th. 27tb. Clear Creek, rriday, Crab Orchard, Monday, Mallard Creek, Tuesday, Lemleys, Wednesday, Davidson College, Thursday, Hnntersville, Friday, Long Creek, Monday, Paw Creek, Tuesday, Morning Star, Matthews, Wednesday, Pineville, Thursday, All Taxes must be paid promptly. T. 8. COOPER. Sept. 16, 1887. 6w Sheriff. 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. Grier's 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. Kurkendall and others, containing 101 acres the same being land allotted to Lydia Grier as her dower. T. S. COOPER, Sheriff. Sept. 9, 1887. 9wpd TO THE FALL TRADE. Our Stock of PROVISIONS and GROCE RIES is now complete. To cash buyers we offer great inducements. Don't fail to give us a call, as all we ask is a trial. Have just received, AOn ROLLS Cotton Bagging, UV'-' 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. 100,000 Pounds OF RAGS WANTED. Paid in Cash or Trade, at ROSS & ADAMS' Book and Stationery Store, No. 17 S. Tryon St How Sea-lions ara Captured. "The best sea-lion contract I ever made was with P T Barnum in 1871," said CapW Cyrus Eastman to a San Francisco Exam iner reporter. 'His agent entered into a contract with me to deliver a pair alive to him in New York City, and paid me $1,000 upon my signing the papers, and the final output was something like $10, 000. I took two men and went ; to Santa Barbara, where I chartered a schooner and took on board six of the best lassoers (va queros) that I could get. San Mingul Ii lauds at that time were alive with sea-lions. These was no trouU.5 in lassoing a sea lion, but the difficulty ' was to make - the lasso hold, as the sea-lion's neck is larger than his head. It was all right as long as he was headed from you, bat as soon as he turned the riata would slip off, and yoV lost him. - My only capture on the first trip was three small ones, but as they did not come up to the required weight for Barnum, I sold them to John Robinson, at Omaha, where they were an immense attraction. On my second trip I added to my force and took a hunting crew of eighj, men, and profiting by my former ex perience I had my riatas fixed with fish hooks, and also well plastered with resin : but I could not hold the beasts, and so I shot one, and throwing the lasso over a flipper I found that it would hold. All thai a seal has to do is to give his flipper, and I have got him. My men were all Indians. I took one of them and showed him the trick, and the next morning we went into the sea-lions' rookery and caught four. I went to San Francisco im mediately, and placed my captives in a salt-water tank, and kept them there until the departure of the next steamer for Pan ama. I got them safely over the isthmus, and landed them alive and well in New York, and got my pay. How to Avoid Premature Oj-f) Aqb. The following advice is given by Dr. Benjamin Ward Richardson : To subsist on light but nutritious diet, with milk and the standard food, but va ried according to the season. To take food in moderate quantity four in the day, including a light meal before going to bed. To clothe warmly but lightly; so that the body may, in all seasons, maintain its equal temperature. To keep the body in fair exercise and the mind active and cheerful. To maintain an interest in what is go ing on in the world, and to take iu reason able labors and pleasures, as though old age was not present. To take plenty of sleep during sleeping j hours. To spend nine hours in bed at least, and to take care during cold weath er that the temperature of the bed room is maintained at 60 degrees Fahrenheit. To avoid passion, excitement and luxu- 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, at 12 o'clock, 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 8. R. Ballard as 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 in 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 Fellows' property, being Lot No. 2 in plat of Kirkpatrick's Lands. Also, at same .time and place, one STORE HOUSE and LOT known as Ross Miller pur chase, adjoining laDds of Odd Fellows' property, Main and Culp streets. For a more particular description, see Book 36, page 107, office of Register of Deeds for Mecklenburg county. Terms Cash. JOHN MOORE KIRK PATRICK, Jokes & Tillbtt, Attorneys. Agt. Oct. 7, 1887. 8w 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. & 0. Road. There are 129 Acres ia 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 10-acre orchard. , f For particulars' address me. . A. A. GARRISON, Oct. 7, 1887. 4wpd Montieth's P. O. Mortgage Sale. By virtue of a Mortgage executed to me by E. H. Hinson and wife Tyrza, for purposes therein mentioned, and registered in Book 36, page 263, Mecklenburg county, 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, adioininz the lands of T. S. Ellington, C. Dowd and others, on the waters of Clear Creek and In Clear ureeK townsnip. Terms Cash. , , , J. C. BARNHARDT, Sept. 26, 1887. 4w Trustee. BURWELL & DUNN SELL At Lowest Market Prices. Lewis' Pure White Lead. Boiled and Raw Linseed. Oil. - The Best Ready-Mixed Paint, all Colors and all size cans. You can paint vour bueev for one dollar, in the best style, with Carriage Black (and other colors ) The best is sold by : ? ; ; , J BURWELL ft DUNN. Of Patent Medicines, we have all kinds by the bottle, dozen and eross at prices always the same. BURWELL & DUNN. Dr. King's Blood and Liver Pills, Dr. King's Consh Svrnrj. Dr. Kinsr's Sarsapanlla and Queen's Delkrht Dr. Kind's Vermituee. Sold only by ...,!.- BURWELL & DUNN. If yon will give your horses, cows, hogs and ooultrv the Celebrated Kentucky Condition Pow ders, you will have no trouble. 25 cents per package. For sale by BURWELL & DUNN Wholesale and Retail Druf gists, June 10, 1887. Opposite Central Hotel. P - The Minister's Bow. , j- j vNot long ago in a. New England town, new minister had been called and settled. In that town, was a Godforsaken old repro bate, whom nobody respected or "spoke to who could avoid it. , He bad never been known to go inside a church. He only worked when driven ;by. necessity, to do so, and loafed about- the town a common nuisance.. , . A few days after the. new minister came to the town he met the old sinner on the village street, and, . bowing spoke pleasant "good morning" and passed on. The old man turned and looked after him, and made inquiry of some one as to who he might be. 1 be same thing hap pened a day or two afterward; and again during the space of a week or two. Some one told the minister ;that he had made a friend of -old i -sfffd laughingly told him that he was wasting his politeness on the old reprobate. "Never miud, said the new minister. "It does not cost much to be polite, and no more to an old reprobate : than to the 'squire oi the town," . It was not long till old was notioed oreeping into the corner of the church farthest from the pulpit and - nearest to the door. He had come in'Iate and was tbe first to leave the church. He came again and again, and was finally brought to Christ, and during the rest ol his life lived a consistent aud earnest Christian life. He said the min ister's bow is what did it. We do not know whether this little incident has any lesson in it for any of our readers, but we give it as it was told to us. Woman's Influence Upon Man. It is better for you to pass an evening once or twice a week in a lady's drawing room, even though tbe conversation is slow, and you know the girl's song by heart, than in a club, a tavern, or tbe pit of a theatre. All amusements of youth to which virtuous women are not admitted, rely on it, are deleterious in their nature. All men who avoid female society have dull perceptions and are stupid, or have gross tastes and revolt against what is pure. Your olub swaggerers.who are suck ing the buts of billiard cues all night, call female society lusipid. Poetry is unin spiring to a jookey; beauty has no charms for a blind man ; music does not please a poor beast who does not know one tune from another; but as a pure epicure is hardly ever tired ot water, sancey and brown bread and butter, I protest I can sit for a whole night talking with a well regulated, kindly woman about her grrl Fanny, or her boy Frank and like the eve ning's entertainment. One of the great benefits a man may derive from a woman's society, is that he is bound to be respect- lul to her. The habit is of great good to your moral men, depend upon it. Our education makes us tbe most eminently selfish men in the world. We fight for ourselves, we push for ourselves, we yawn for ourselves, we light our pipe and say we won t go out, we prefer ourselves and our ease; and tbe greatest good that oomes to man from woman's society is that he has to think of somebody to whom he is bound to be constantly attentive and respectful. A Kind Voice. There is no power oi love so hard to get and keep as a kind voice. A kind hand is deaf and dumb. It may be rough in flesh and blood, yet do the work of a solt heart and do it with a soft touch. But there is no one thing that love so much needs as a sweet voice to tell what it means and feels; and it is hard to get and keep it in tbe right tone. One .must start in youth, and be on the watch night and day, at work and play, to get and keep a voice that shall speak at all times tbe thoughts of a kind heart. It is often in youth that one gets a voice or a tone that is sharp, and sticks to him through life, and stirs up ill will and grief, and falls like a drop of gall on the sweet joys of home. ' Watch it day by day as a pearl of great price, for it will be worth more to you id days to come than the beet pearl hid in the sea. A kind voice is to tbe heart what light is to the eye. It is a light that sings as well as shines. Llihu BurntU Saw a Hobw Snake. More than sixty years ago, in Bibb County, Ala., when a small boy, returning from school ono eve ning in advanoe of niv next oldest broth er, passing through a small limestone glade, I was impressed that under a lone red-haw bush near the center of tbe glade there was a large rattlesnake. I was so strongly impressed with this eidea that I turned aaide to see this wonderful rattle snake, but instead found a small snake, say tbe size of a man's little finger. Its color was that of the stem of the bush that is, of a dull, motley, ashy color. We killed it and carried it home, and were told that it was a horn-snake ; there was a born on tbe end of its tail like a young rooster's sour. Since then I have seen no more horn-snakes, and have almost con eluded that they are as mythical as the Phoenix bird, yet I know that I saw this, Wm L. Lewis, Valley Springs, Texas. Special Joint Meeting of Com missioners and Justices of the Peace of Mecklenburg County. At a meetinor 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 ncwamitfra nnhliahed in the citv of Charlotte) to meet tbe Board of Commissioners of the county Charlotte, on the first Monday in November, 1887, for the purpose of considering the pro- nrits nf hniMinir new Ktvb for the safe keeping and com ion oi me laumy. 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 By order of the Board. T. L. VADL, Oct 7, 1887,. 4" Chairman 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. Q. 8HANN0NH0U8E, Sept 23, 1887. 6w Executor. ' ' , Small' Beginnings. Man is mad in the imge of God. and bia miud i peculiarly interested and im pressed by this feature of the Divine handiwork. And wheo,on a far humbler scale, it characterises, his own works, he is greatly moved..- Witness toe delight of the school-boy when a handful ot snow, rolled patiently, along the garden, be comes a huge lump taller; than himself. Witness the satisfaction ot some laborious writer, who for years upon years has been toiling at a dictionary, or a history of tfie J world, or a philosophy ot tbe universe, or some such task, and at last sees the slen der first day's page multiplied into work of a dozen enormous volumes. A suc cessful man of the people who founded an institute in a provincial town in Scotland, placed ia it aiittlo green box, mora inter esting to him than to Vhe public, because i I . J i f r . ... i ., woeu iie sianeu in me it oontainea me whole of his earthly possessions. In the hall of a splendid mansion on the edge of Loch Lomond, I have seen the picture of a little sailing vessel, whioh carried the owner and all his goods when he set out tor the East to begin what proved to be a vast and lucrative business. - And how often at firesides, or dinner-tables, in the course of friendly saunters by tbe way, do men who have acquired a position delight to rehearse the story of their progress; and bow interested are , most of us in hearing or in reading how the golf was spanned between the lawyer's first brief and the woolsack, or the doctor's first fee and his baronetcy, or, in the case of the American President, between the log cabin and the While House. The Quiver. . m 4M A Wise Man. A Boston capitalist, who is a leading merchant as well as a large owner of real estate, is noted for the interest he takes in young men in clerioal positions. Once frightened bank cashier waited upon him to say that, by the mistake of one of the olerks, a check of the merchant's had got into the pigeon hole marked "pro tested." V As Mr Millions might have heard a ru mor that bis check had been protested, tbe cashier hastened to explain and said that he would discharge promptly the youog man who made tbe mistake. "And why discharge him, sir?" mildly asked Mr Millions. "Because he put your check in the 'pro tested' box." "It is a good many years," said Mr Millions as he tilted back in his office chair, and, after his fashion, harpooned his blotting-pad with his pen, "since I was a young man, but my memory is that I sometimes made mistakes. If I hai been discharged for every mistake I made, I should not have made my fortune. The young man whose mistake ia pointed out to him and forgiven is the most careful man in the office ever afterward. I think my business relations with your bank are likely to be prolonged if tbe young man is not discharged." And the young man was not dis charged. Most on Transcript. Where to Dig the Well. Let us remember that a well will drain an area with a diameter equal to twice its depth. Therefore a well 12 feet deep will drain an area the diameter of which is 24 feet, that is to say, that it will drain tbe surrounding soil for twelve feet in every direction. Obviously then the privy should be more than the depth of tbe well away from it, and more than this again if it is proposed to plaoe it on higher level, which, however, should never be done. Tbe well should be lined inside thorough ly with mortar so that percolation cannot occur between the crevices of the bricks, and it should be well covered, so that sur face drainage cannot get into it, for you want to drink water that has come into the well from the bottom, after it has been purified by filtration through . the earth. Thus, then, these are tbe precautious to be observed in locating aud building your well in the country. How about the oitv? Well-water in tbe oity should never be used ; the sources of contamination are too numerous and too hidden to be avoided. Annals of Hygiene. "Suppose," said an examiner to a student in engineering, "you bad built an engine yourself, performed every part of the work without assistance, and knew that it was in complete order, when put on the road the pump would not draw wa ter, what would you dor "I should look into the tank and ascertain if there was any water to draw," replied' the student- 1 1 52f Anpleton. Wis., refused the free mail delivery service to which her pppu lation entitled her. The reason given for this refusal is that in places of 10,000 or 15,000 population it is a positive detri ment to trade and enterprise to remove the necessity of going to the post-office two or three times a day. "What makes Sir. rettleton so unpopular, I wonder? He's a good look ing youog man and quite intelligent." "Yes, but he writes poetry." Well, that isn't a crime against society, is it ?" "No, but he insists on reading it to you, too.1 gfl? The counter-irritant is the woman who sails into a d ry-goods store without thinking of buying and wants to see all the new goods, iust about the time her favorite olerk wants to go to bis lunch. , IW Mr Chas. W. Felt believes that railroads are only in their infancy. He probably arrives at this conclusion by contemplation of the fact that tbe switch is used upon them to so great an extent, It is said of a great man, iust dead, that "be began life a barefooted boy." We will venture to say that he be gan it bareheaded, too. Life is a battle. From its earliest dawn to its latest breath, we are strog gling with something. EiT Envy is a passion so full ot cow ardice and shame, that none have tbe con fidence to own it. . LiT" Eating onions and horseradish is claimed to relieve dropsical swellings. Eeat as a Purifier. : Fire is a thorough purifier. Two hun dred and twelve degrees tf heat, accord ing to Fahrenheit, is the lowest degree to which it is safe to expose infected meat and as all kinds of meat are always sub ject to more or' less disease, or worms, invisible, it may be, to a common micro scope, it is not safe to eat any kind, un less cooked by applying 212 degrees fahrenheit. Heat is a complete remedy for many things. . Heat is a great purifier as well as sweetener of food . and drink. Germs of disease are lurking in many things. Water from sluggish streams, pools or sloughs should never be used until boiled. It is nearly, always full of disease or, injurious auimalcuisa. Bv boiling, 'settlers in new countries,, where pure, living water cannot at first be had, might be exempt from many protracted or even fatal diseases. When potatoes, apples and other vegetables are rotting, the sound parts should not be eaten raw. as tbe fungus or disease with whioh they are decaying is frequently poison to the human system. And it is probable that many of the malarial diseases, such as fever and ague, neuralgia, etc., could be avoided by striotly cooked food and water purified by heat. The microscope is re vealing wonders in tbe science of medi cine, in anatomy, in physiology and in nearly all the natural scienoes. The atomio theory is having an increasing throng of adherents. in How the Cucumber cot into the Bottle. When Rodney was at his uncle's he saw something very queer. It was a cu cumber in a bottle. It was standing on the table in the porch when Rodney first saw it. He sat down and looked at it very bard. Then be thought for at least ten minutes. Rodney could not tell .how the cucumber got into the bottle. It was a arge bottle, but it had a very small mouth. The cucumber was very large. t tbe mouth of the bottle bad been four times as big as it was, it qould not have been put through it. There was not even crack in the bottle, so it had not been broken and put together after the cucum ber was in. While Rodney was trying to think how tbe cucumber could have got into the bottle, bis uncle came up the steps. He laughed when he saw what Rodney was Iookiug at. "Can you make it out? be asked. "No," said Rodney, " please tell me." "Suppose l snow you. X will take an other bottle, and we will put a cuoumber in it You can have it to take home with you," said his uncle. nodney thought tnat would be very nioe. llis uncle brought a bottle just like tbe one tbe cucumber was in. lhere was basketful oi cucumbers on tbe porch. Rodney expected bis uncle would take one of these and put in the bottle. He did not know bow his unole would man age to get it in. mat was what ne was anxious to see. Instead of taking a cu oumber out of the basket, his uncle led the way to the garden, lie looked over the vines, and found a tiny cucumber near the end of the vine. He cut off the end of the viae beyond the cucumber, and then pushed it through the neck of the bottle Then he laid the bottle on the ground. but did not cut the cucumber off from the main vine. "Is that all ?" said Rodney. "Why, it's not a bit like the other." "Wait a few days, and then see how it will be," said his uncle. "O, I know," cried Rodney. "It grows inside the bottle. "That's iust it," replied his uncle. . Every day Rodney went but to see how bis cucumber was getting on in its glass house. It seemed to like its new quarters very mucb. Joy tbe time Kodney was ready to go home it was larger than tbe first one. How much fun he had with tnat cucumber i lie snowed it to every body. Very few could tell bow be got it into the bottle; then, when they could not guess, Rodney would tell them. Alice D. 'Fairmant in Our Little Ones. itm in Advice to Young Doctors. Physicians must allow for a measure of foolishness in their patients, and govern themselves accordingly ; but tbe following bit of a professional homily does seem little overdone. 'In your instructions to your patients, be particular in giving minute directions concerning diet. This has great effect on the minds of old women, especially, if their maladies are in a great measure imagina ry. iiive a list ot what is to oe eaten at breakfast, dinner and supper, and you may depend upon being made the subject o aversation, and will be considered very clever. "I brought myself into notice, and gain ed seversl prominent families, by recom mending to a wealthy old lady tbe left leg ol a boiled fowl. Unce when i was away on a short vacation, this old lady took sick, and was obliged to send for a neigh boring physician, wbo by tbe way, was really a well-read man. On bis attempting to persuade her tbat the left leg possessed no particular virtue, she became quite indignant and uncom plimentary." - A Bub Stokt. A gentleman well known in this city, and now resident here, who previously lived near Wilmington, N. C, tells the following story, and vouches for its accuracy. A few years ago he and others were hunting in a large body of woods near Bearfield, N. C, and gave chase with the dogs to a huge bear, which was hampered with a trap 240 pounds and a ohain weighing 186 pounds, one of the animal's legs having been csugbt in the trap. Notwithstanding this incumbrance, the bear dragged tbe trap three miles through a lake, making its escspe, al though it had been worried with dogs, and shot at twenty-seven times with buck shot, at close range, every shot taking ef fect. The following fall tbe same bear wai started in the same neighborhood, and was killed with a single bullet. It had only three legs, the other having been self-amputated. It was very poor, but when dressed weighed 484 pounds net Norfolk Ledger. CIT" To conceal a fault by a lie has been said to be substituting a bole lor a staio. How Sturgeons are Caught. There are at least $100,000 invested in the sturgeon fishing interest in the New ' Jersey end of the line, with headquarters J at Bay Side, Cumberland County. ' The! sturgeon grows rapidly, and a fish six years old weighs 300 pounds. A big ' sturgeon yields from four to six Yankee buckets of roe like unto shad roe: with arger eggs, which are first rubbed through ! i coarse seive. then - salted and rubbed through a finer seive till the fiber is dis engaged from tbe egg, and the remainder, - f . J :: .j.j . iter uraiuiu, ia empueu inio Kegs ana becomes what Shakespeare calls - "caviare to the general." It is then shipped via New York to Europe, where tbe supply ie not equal to the demand. The modus operandi with a sturgeon is to cut off bis tail and let him bleed, the large artey run- u;ng mrougn me tau. ine roe is then taken out of the live fish. A broadax is used to decapitate the fish, then the skin is taken off, tb6 backbone or cartilage is then taken out with a sharp knife and leaves two sturgeon sides boneless. Tbe fish is thoroughly wiped out with a coarse whalebone broom, then the flesh is put in to an ice-box and shipped to New York, where it readily sells as good "Albany beef." If the market is glutted the stur geon meat is kept till fall in the ice-house at a temperature of 4 degrees below aero. and is then found good eating. The head, tail, and backbone famish the famous sturgeon oil. The sturgeon has no weap ons of defense against tbe shark acd flies from the lawyer of the sea. I found two sturgeon in the haul made by moonlight with the entire nose bitten ofir by a shark.' A net entirely dry weighs 500 pounds, the cotton laid twine alone weighing 300 pounds, costing twenty cents a pound. The meshes of the net are from thirteen to fifteen inches wide, and a sixteen foot board twelve inches wide cau , be shot through the net, so no shad or small fish are ever caught in a sturgeon net. A sixty-pound rock is sometimes found in the sturgeon gill net. The net is 1,328 feet long, seven feet under water, with no lead or other sinker, the weight of the twine holding the net down. The float (or cork) remains on the top of :he water fast to the lanyard, which is fast to the float. At each drift, say two hours before low water, from one to ten sturgeon is tbe catch, aod a cork indicates when big fish gets his gills entangled in the meshes ot tbe net. The fiBh yields easily to fate and shows no game, lhe water at Tampa is trans parent, and a spear is used to kill the fish, but the fishermam is desperately vexed with what be oalls "foal fish," the sawfish and devlfiab. The latter, weighing 1,600 pounds, frequently tear a net to pieces, and the sight of a sawfish drives a fisher man to shore. Frequently a 400-pound green turtle is bagged with no market for turtle. The sturgeon feeds down on the bottom on the Crustacea and can be seen rooting like a bog on the bottom. The savants or scientists have never . dis covered where the sturgeon spawns, and it may be in ibe lilaok . Sea or lelaware Bay where the she sturgeon basbeen seen to shed her spawn on the surface of tbe bay or river in tbe months of April , and May. New York Mail and Express. . The Hay Fever. Correspondence of the Rockingham Bocket An article under this heading appeared in your issue of Sept. 22d, which I think should receive more than a oasual notice.' If indeed the water of Ellerbe Springs is a Specific for bay fever and other com plaints, the victims of distressing ailments should know it. I will therefore cite other instances of cases, through the use" of tbe water, which are constantly recurring to my mind since I read your article. First, my own case, though mine was more of the character of pulmonary affec tion than hay fever. While out West' in the years of 1873-45 I suffered from fre quent attacks of hemorrhage, followed by expectoration with dots and streaks' of blood. The bleeding from my lungs be came so profuse, and often ooming so sod denly without warning, that I wasln dan ger of being suffocated while asleep. None of the many remedies I have tried gave me any relief. Finally my physician ad vised, me to return to my friends. When on my way home I consulted a noted phys ician who, after giving me an ominous look, prescibed some palliatives that I might reach my friends alive. Through the importunity of friends and a skillful physician I was induced to try the Ellerbe water, and, in tbe meantime, take charge of a school. . I was not long using the water before I began to im prove, and soon my health and strength were far beyond anything I had ever ex pected. I attributed my improvement en tirely to the water, as I took no medicine at the time ; and therefore recommend it to all who are afflicted as I have been. Next, Miss McA., of Montgomery, who had a well-defined case of bay fever recur ring regularly in Summer and Fall, after trying the water of Jsckson Springs and various remedies with relief, received de cided benefit from the Ellerbe wster. Then a woman near here wbo has been similarly afflicted, says nothing affords ber as much relief as this water. Also a lady from Texas who spent some time with us, and who nad bronchial trouble tor many years, wss soon relieved of all bad symptoms, and declared tbat she never felt as well in her life. I remember, also, a student here who boarded in my family. He often was oblicged to sit np half the night suffering from asthma. While here bia condition was noticeably improved. 4 From these facts and results it appears thst the Ellerbe water is not only a . spe-. cific for hay fever, but also an efficient remedy for pulmonary affection. M. C. McAekiix. Ellerbe Springs, Richmond Co., N. C. A sensible writer says of tbe old way of awakening patients to give them physio : "It is so common in these days for doc tors to forbid having their patients waked to take medicine if they are asleep when the hour comes round, that the people have learned tbe lesson pretty well, and they generally know that sleep is better for the sick than tbe medicine. But it is not well known that sleep is a wonderful preventive of disease better than tonio regulators and stimulants."