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CHABLOTTE DEMOCRAT, Published bvkky Fkiday by YATES & STRONG; Terms One Dollar and Fifty Cents for 1 year. One Dollar for 6 months. Subscription price due in advance. "Entered at 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, CHARLOTTE, IS. 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., Offers his professional services to the citizens of Charlotte and surrounding country. All calls, both night and day, promptly attended to. Office in Brown's building, up stairs, opposite Charlotte Hotel. Jan. 1, 1885. Dr. Annie L. Alexander, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Practice limited to diseases of WOMEN and CHILDREN, and attention to Female patients. Office, at Mrs Latham's, 214 South Tryon street, nearly opposite the Post Office. Charlotte, May 27, 1887. tf k. BURWELL. P. D. WALKER. BURWELL & WALKER. Attorneys at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Will practice in the State and Federal Courts t5T Office in Law Building. Jan. 1,1884. HUGH W. HARRIS, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Will practice in the State and Federal Courts. Office, First door west of Court House. Oct. 17, 1885. F. I. OSBORNE. W. C. MAXWELL. OSBORNE & MAXWELL, Attorneys at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Will practice in the State and Federal Courts. tW Offices 1 and 3 Law Building. . July 3, 1886. y HAMILTON C. JONES. CHARLES W. TILLETT JONES & TILLETT, Attorneys at Law. 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. QERIOT CLARKSON. CHAS. H. DULS. CLARKSON & DULS, Attorneys at Law, Charlotte, N. C. Prompt attention given to all business m the trusted Will practice in all Courts or State. ESOfflce No. 12 Law Building. Oct. 7, 1887. W. W. FLEMMING. E. T. CANBLER. T. N. WINSLOW Flcmming, Cansler & Winslow, ATTO UNE YS-AT-L A W, 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 Oaston counties. Sept. 23, 1887. n tp n Asnxr Attorney at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. tW 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 BrotOs building, opposite Charlotte note. 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. E3T"Jfflceon Tryon St., next to Bnford House. Kesidence SOU, West !th St., near First Pregby tcriaa Church. Oct. 14, 1887 y DR. QIJO. W GRAHAM, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Practice Ljim d to the EYE, EUR AND THROAT. Jan. 1.1884. HOFFMAN & ALEXANDER, Surgeon Dentists, charlotte, v -n U KJ T I K . N . Office over A hours from 8 A Jan. 1,1880. R. Nisbet & Brors store. M. to 5 P. M. Office JQHN F ARMOR, No. 3, Tryor afreet, near Wri&nx Snug Store,): Charlotte, N. C. Practical Watch-Maker and Jeweler, PiS.tePQB f.Ul1, 8toik of handsome Jewelry falrpric? Wh'h h8 8e" &t Dealer in Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silver and SilverrPlated Ware, &c. Repairing of Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, &c. - r j , auu BaiisiHuuon assured. Special repair! oe. attention given to fine Watch Aug. 19, 1887. FINE SHOES. Complete Stock and Lowest Prices Shoes, Trunks and Valises. ' PEGRAM & CO, June 24, 1887. 16 South Tryon street. Tex Useful Maxims. 1. Never pat off till to-morrow what you can do to-dav. 2. Never trouble others. 3. Never SDeud your money before you have it. . 4. Never bay what you do cot want because it is cheap. 5. Recollect that pride is more irksome to be borne than either ban ger, thirst, or cold. 6. Never feast so that you will be obliged to fast after, it. 7. Nothing is felt troublesome that is done willingly. 8. Never anticipate evil an imagined calamity is always more painful than the real one. 9. Always take hold of things by their smooth han dle. 10. Always count 10 before you speak, if angry it greatly so, count 100. Commissioner's Sale. By virtue of a Decree of the Superior Court in the case of T. J. Dulin and others, against Jamet 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. containme ninetv-one and one-half Acres, less thirty-one Acres allotted to Mrs a. k. Ballard as her dower beintr sixtv and one half Acres. Said Land is sold for parti tion. Terms Cash. HERIOT CLARKSON, Oct. 7, 1887. 5w Commissioner. 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 inereare i Acres in me Tract, one-third or one-half wooded, with good Dwelling, Barn, and all necessary out-houses. Theie 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 ana lu-acre orcnara. For particulars address me. A. A. GARRISON, Oct. 7, 1887. 4wpd Montieth's P. O. Public Sale OF CITY LOTS. By virtue of a Decree of the Superior Court for Mecklenburg county, made at Fall Term, 1887, 1 will Bell to the highest bidder, at the Court House door in the city of Charlotte, N. C, on Monday, the 7th day of November, 1887, those certain HOUSES AND LOTS OF L4.ND situate on the N. E. corner of B and Fifth streets in said city, known lately as the property of W. a . cuthbertsod, deceased, and designated as follows : 1st. The Dwelling and Lot fronting 63 feet on B street and running back with Sth street about 143 feet. 2d. The Dwelling and Lot. adjoining the above, fronting about 68 feet on 5th street and running back parallel with B street 99 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 subject to confirma tion by said Uourt at r ebruary Term, loss. 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 137J Acres. J. VV. WCUUW J&LiJLi. 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, 1879, and duly registered in the office of the Reeister of Deeds in ijook 21. page jjwi, l will sell at the Court House in Charlotte, on Monday, October 8lEt, 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 ot said Mortgage, and where he now resides. D. S. TODD, Sept. 30, 1887. tiw Mortgagee. Valuable Land FOR SALE. I will sell mv 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. 1 erms easy. For particulars cali 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 Executor's Notice. . Having qualified as Executors of the last Will and Testament of the late J. Star Neely, all persons having claims against the said Estate are hereby 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. 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., a!) the said J. M. Crier'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 101j acres the same being land allotted to Lydia Urier 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 giye us a call, as al,l we a,sk is a trial. Have jjust received, Ain ROLLS Cotton Bagging, MV-'V 500 Bundles TIES, 500 Barrels Flour, 150 Bags Coffee, 50 Barrels Suear, 5Q Barrels MoJasg.es, , 50 Boxes Bacon, , 00 Boxes Tobacco, 100 Boxes Soap, 100 Packages Soda, 900 Bags Salt. SPRINGS & BURWELL, Sept. 9, 1887. Charlotte, N. O. 100,000 Founds or RAGS WANTED. Paid in Cash or Trade, at ROSS & ADAMS Book and Stationery Store, No. 17 8. Tryon St The Sleeping: Child. BT EtTGESIE 7IKLD. " My baby slept bow calm bis rest As o er bia handsome: face a smile Like that of angel flitted while He lay so still upon my breast. - ' My baby slept bis baby head Lay all unkissM 'neath pall and shroud I did not weep or cry aloud .. I only wished I, too, were dead ! i My baby sleeps a tiny mound, All covered by the little flowers, Wooes me in all my waking; hours Down in the quiet burjing-ground. And when I sleep I seem to be : With baby iu another land ; I take his little baby hand , He smiles and sings, sweet songs la me. - - Sleep on, O baby, while I keep , My vigils till this Day be past ; ' Then shall I, too, lie down at last And with my baby darling sleep. Wells ia India. . Wells are naturally greatly prized in the hot, arid parts of India, and many Hindoos earn great renown by making them where they are much needed, some religious people seek for merit id the construction of large wells in public thoroughfares, and other places, for the purpose of supplying travelers with water. Very often people use them for irrigating their fields. . A large well, built. of strong masonry, with a circular white smooth platlorm round it lor people to sit on when they draw or drink water, costs from 2.000 to 3,000 ru pees. . Even the wants of the brute creation are not overlooked by the Hindoos. They make reservoirs of strong masonry, about five or six yards long and a yard wide, adjoining the well, and in the hot, season these are always kept-filled with water. Returning from pasture or from the fields iu the forenoon for repose, and retiring at dusk for the night, whole droves of cows bullocks, buffaloes and goats slake their thirst here. Land-owners and wealthy men vie with each other in costructing thesd wells' and reservoirs t and princes sometime imitate the example of their opulent subjects. The average coBt of an ordinary well has been estimated to be about three or four bun dred rupee. Of course it varies not only according to the depth of water and kind of soil, but also the kind of labor employ ed. Some peasants who, with members of their own families, make wells themselves, have been known to construct them, espe ciafly where the water is near the surface, at a cost of 100 rupees eaob. .Neverthe less, even in those parts of the country where the cost is very moderate, the wells are insufficient. Wells have been objects of great endear ment with some villages. Not satisfied with waisliuor time and money in their own and their. children's marriages and in those of idols and trees, they sometimes marry wells with great pomp and ceremo ny. In some parts of the country wells are worshiped, and votive offerings are seen lying near them. St. James1 Gazette. SEED WHEAT For Sale. I have a lot of EVERITT IMPROVED SEED WHEAT; Also, a lot of FULCASTER WHEAT for sale. Send in your orders. . J. W. WADSWORTH, . ; Charlotte, N 0 October 14, 1887. 4w . -.: Hammond & Justice Are Aeents for the Oriental Powder Mills.1 whose "Wing Shot" Powder has no equal for Breech Loading Guns. Are also agents for the "Hercules Powder Company " whose make of Dynamite is acknowledged to be the best. A full stock of Sporting and Blasting Powder, Dvnamite and Water Proof Fuse always cn hand at bottom prices. HAMMOND & JUSTICE. Oct 21, 1887. NEW STOCK Of Ladies' and Children's Muslin Underwear lust DUt in Stock, and at prices much lower than same Goods have ever been offered at. Look at them and examine quality of Goods and see they are all cut very full, which every manufacturer does not do. Examine Goods, Examine Prices This week we will make extra inducements in all Silk Goods, both Colored and Black;, and if vou want one come ana see our nig biock ana d rices. We will offer you beau' if ul Jet Trim minga for same. Tis Time for Winter Wraps Brine the Children, for we have Wraps for all ages and prices for them. Don't fail to see our imported Goods, dinereni irom anyining eise in town. Big Stock Misses' and Boys' Ribbed Hosiery in Black and Colors. And don't foreet our Blanket Stock. i ; Just in. new Patterns lor November. Lots of other things. , HARGRAVES & ALEAXNDER, Oct 21 . 1887. 83 East Trade Street, Special Joint Meeting of, Com missioners and Justices of the 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 f Charlotte) to meet the Board of Commissioners of the county in joint Session at the Court House in the city oi Charlotte, on the first Monday in lovember, 1887, for the purpose of considering the pro priety' of building a new Stockade tor the safe keeping and comfort of the County Convicts, and if necessary, to authorize au 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, cptroty if specially requested to be present By order of the Board?. T, L. YAIL, Opt" 7, 1887. 4w , Chairman Executor's Notice. , Having duly qualified as Executor of the last ceased. this is to notifv 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 r - , i r a a -JOS. G. 8HANN0NH0TJ8E, 1 Sept. 23, 1887. 6w Executor. Beady-Mixed Paints. Averill Ready-Mixed Paints are considered the best. Jfor sale by W. M. WILSON & CO., Signs of the 'Times.! ' Some years ago a wise philosopher as serted that the years between- 1880 and I 1888 would be characterized by various 1 disasters in the way of earthquakes, floods, I storms and cyclones, which would' prove destructive to human , life' and property. I in consequence of the conianction of sev eral of the farcer planets, v The period of these troubles, as. marked out by, that savan is passing out with the present year. As his prophecy.' was made from scientific data as regards the solar sys tem, the partial fulfillment of bis -predio I thing more tbap mere base of support, and I ble; must be content to lire.if need be Iso tions oonfirms our. faith, in the truth , of I often a painful one,' for the human animal. I lated without friend, society or churches, 8oientino deductions irom natural- causes to otner inevitable results, it. tne near proximity ot tne pianen is the real cause r of bi sual disasters," the inference . natural I that after 11887, the limit of. their oonjunc J tion, our earth will calm, down from its I excitement and Bufferings, and begin a I smooth career" for . a long period. " Who knows that the long-predicted Millennium may not soon set in, and the earth enjoy a season of glory long unknown to the hu man race. Shelby Aurora. That's the way to do speak words of en couragement, and ,, quit paving attention to prophets of eviLj . . i t i s ; The Voice of Birds. ' V That starlings and ravens ctn talk is a weii-known tact. ine mockini;-oird is a be imitates almost all songsters,' even the nightingale. .Parrots are able to make a noise like that produced bv a saw. the sound of a cork drawn from a bottle, and other noises still more peculiar. The king' fisher can produce most accurately the cackling of hens, the barking of dogs, the quacking of dueks, and the bleating of sheep. Birds as well as mankind are apt to be vain of their voices and try to excel one another. Especially is this the case with nightingales, in a hedge inhabited by them one- may often -observe that their voices increase two, ay threefold in strength, and sometimes-some of these birds are found with their throats torn the? have simply sans themselves to death. The sork in Africs, it is said, is dumb, and his clappering is like the sharp ening of scythes. This sound is supposed to be specially pleasing to the stork,' be cause on freshly-cut meadows be always finds food in plenty, and therefore it is suggested that he imitates this noise as suggestive of a richer dinner. All ot these birds show great fondness for and are cap able ot lmitatms the human voice, it one were only to take sufficient pains in train ing them. And more than this, they can repeat entire words like the parrot. Not: only in musio have birds been the model followed by man, but also that peculiar and entertaining art, ventriloquism, has been copied from them.. Jel as many of tbem sing out boldly and fill the air with their melodies, others from their sounds without opening their bills. ' The pigeon is a well-known instance of this ; its oooing can be distinctly heard, although it does not open its bill : the call if formed inter nally in the throat and chest, and is only rendered audible by resonance. Similar ways may be observed in many birds and other animals. The clear, loud cries of the cuckoo, according to Nicolardot, is only the resonance of a note formed in the bird. The whirring of the snipe,' wniob betravs the approach of the bird to the hunter, is an act of ventriloquism. The frog also is said to not open his mouth in croaking, but to create his far-reaching sounds by the rolhner of air in his intes tines. Chicago News. " ! ; - : WATCH THB. oMOKK. UOW Often We !.. id. ..m..lr If LC a okall li.nA vain UVII.hUQ ACUAVta., o out.. uaw the atmosphere is so heavy.",. The reverse is true. When one sees : smoke hanging from a chimney, with a tendenoy to sink to the ground, it indioates that .the atmos phere is light in fact, too. light to float, the smoke. When the smoke rises ; from the chimney it indicates a heavy atmos phere. A column of smoke is not a bad barometer, : for a barometer in ; nothing more than a recorder of the pressure of the atmosphere. . When the atmosphere is light and the smoke settles the pressure on the mercury is light and the column' falls,: indicating storm. When the atmosphere is heavy and the smoke rises the pressure is greater and the column rises, indicating fair weather. Chicago Herald. The above theory is wrong the reverse is true J John Varney and his wife has li fid on Moosehead Lake, Me., for twenty-five years, and duriog that time have together killed over 400 bears. ' unnumbered deer and caribou, and much small game. Mrs., John is as expert a hunter as her husband and accompanies him in .all his hunting excursions. ; In June, 1885, they killed five bears in one day. , : ; , ; , . A relic of the ancient time was revived in Virginia last week, when coun sel for a man about to be tried for murder asked that the indictment be quashed -because the foremen ot the grand jury that returned it was the owner of a grist mill. The old Jaw forbade the possessor nf a mill f mm nervine on a. inrv. ' ... . 2ST What would the modern and fashionable young m&n and young woman do if they were to marry" without money on one or both sides ? Imagine a couple Betting up housekeeping on a bunch of cigarettes and a pug-dog. NOTICE. All Notes and Accounts due us and not paid by November st nexf, will be put in the hands Cti a utu,cer lor collection, ud account vi uie death of our Mr E. 8. Burwell, the business of the firm positively mast be closed up. ; , .We have been in business for ten yearst and certainly have been. as lenient with our cu? tomers as they could ask, and we hope they will now come forward and settle without giving us trouble. ;i ' - 1 J- - ...... SPRINGS BURWELL. m. . . "m ja m iftw " oept io, ibs(.u .... .. ..,.,) XAST .HOTICE, ! , We are going to settle up our old business at once, and those who are indebted to us must not be surprised if they find weir . . . .. .. . Notes and Accounts , In the hands of an officer for collection. ; Come right along and save cost , M . . :f , , , ALEXANDER & HARRIS. v;narioue, oepw. ow, xoot. Toux , . ; Concerning Feet.- "at ;! ' '"How beautiful are thy feet ia shoes, O rince'a daughter ?" sang Solomon-, nearly prince's daughter ?" sang Solomon- nearly 3.0UU years ago. ISut time' works won- drous changes, and we fear the wise ' king could not repeat his compliment were he living in the midst of us now, without do- . tug violence to hie conscience. There is no oeauiy ten in ine ieet oi tne princess alter she naa tortured them tor -years - in . t - t ' i me narrow learner case raised 'up ' at on a end. which we miscall shoes. ' -The foot has struggled bravely to become some- ixn our supposed progenitors it was so flex I mie and nanay a memoer as even, though I quadramani. liven in some of the human I races of the present day the foot is almost I as useful for prehension as-is the hand. I Thus the New Caledonians are said to run I up trees witn tne agiutyot a cat by grasp ing the trunk and boughs with the feet and hands alternately, using the two with equal facility. And the instances of . indi viduals, born without arms or having lost these members m early life, who have been able to write, paint, and perform oth er tasks requiring precision and - accuracy of touch by means of their feet ' alone, are not unknown. The size of the foot varies in individuals within' wide limits, but the average length among different peoples is pretty constant, and would appear, with certain exceptions, to be an indication of the degree of civili sation to which the community bad at tained.. Thus, according to a series of measurements collected: from "various sources by M. Topinard, we find , the pro portionate length of the foot to the height of the individual, represented by .100, to be as follows; Parisian. 14.8: Russians, 15.S ' Hunga rians, 15.4; Chinese, 15.1; Australian abot rigtnes, 15.1 ; Algerians, 14.8. The shoes worn by the majority of civi-i lizad men are an abomination. ' They are wrongly constructed and are the cause of most of the acquired deformities of the foot. The axis of the sole : of the shoe should not be a straight line, but should be a curve, following the natural curve of the foot, with convexity looking oatwardi I he sole should be of moderate . thiokness and flexible and the uppers should fit snug ly, but not so as to oramp the foot in any; part. Medical Record. . , Litter and Trash. There is nothing a farmer can do . that will pay a handsomer profit than keeping baud and cart from the first ,day in the year to the last day hauling pine straw: oak leaves, trash, wood mould, swamp muck, rotten logs and stumps, and the dirt from around the same in his fieldsJ and cow pens, hog lots and horse lots.' You can make two acres oTworn out land good in this way cheaper tnan you can clear one acre and get it ready lor seed." . One hand, horse and cart can cover twenty-five acres with dirt besides keeping your lots all Weill strawed. And twenty-five acres are as much if not more than one hand will grub in one year to say nothing about cutting it down and clearing it off ready for grab bing, and clearing it up after grubbing.- And when ' we bring our old exhausted lands up in this way, you see its. value is so much capital added to our, wealth, and we still have our woodlands undisturbedJ and besides this reclaimed and redeemed land isso much easier i both ; on 'man and beast to cultivate,' and you can cultivate so mucn more - without breaking plows. stumping toes and sometimes losing your iVMt UmnAr , Nnn if vnn htv nnvnr tried this plan of bringing np Old exhaust ed lands try it. - xou have no idea 'hoi much one faithful hand and cart can do in ; redeeming worn out lands. Scotland Neck Democrat. . I'B i:' Casting Bread on the ' Watees. ; One day an Englishman by the name of Thomas Cromwell appeared at the door of Prof. Fresoobald of Italy, asking for shelter and alms, which . were cheerfully renuereu. ..xrescooaia anerwaru tost tt J l to L.li r. j I... .it Frescobald afterward lost all ms property, Decame very poor, ana wan - dered up into. England; and one day he saw a. procession passing, and Io: it was the Lord Chancellor of England; . and Io 1 the ?JLord Ubancellor of Ungland was Thomas Cromwell, the very., man whom he had once befriended in Italy., .The Lord Chancellor at the first glance of Fresoobald recognized him, and dismount-; ing from bis carnage, threw his arms around - him, embraced . him,- , paid his debts, invited him to his house, and said j "Here are ten pieces of money to pay for the bread vou gave me, and here are ten pieces of, money, to provide; for the horse you loaned me, and here are four, bags, in each of which are four hundred ducats. Take, them and be welLw , ... ,. KIT! Two daughters of Wm. Riley of. Spriogneld, Ohio; are io a critical oondi tion irom tne use oi -onownaKe," a- iace powder, 'They lost the ' use of their i fingers and arms, and violent pains in the limbs and Btomach followed. The 'first a r wy niAmfl car a va nAt i A A) fiirn naa a aa nA' a j uipvvuio 9 v v s vv- mm w t j vas v ogvr I but neither knew what it wak Kate, who was once portly, but who is now a mere skeleton, has spasms .every half hour. Doctors say it is doubtful if she i ever recovers, and that even if she does she will never be healthy a.za.;n as white lead from the powder is in ber system. Sketch op a 'Fashionable ' Woman. -Whalebone,! cotton, paint and white wash ; i slippers a la Ellsler. feet .a la Japanese, dress a la Paris, ahawl a la eleven hundred qollars, parasol a la mush room, ringlets a la' corkscrew, arms a la broomstick, bonnet a la bowery lady. neck a la acrag of mutton, complexion a la mother of pearl, appearance generally a la humbug, .pon't know, a cabbage from a new cheese, or whether, a sirloin steak is beef, chicken, or fresh fish. -. . , ,. ! maw ; ST A veteran earned James Fisher recently applied for admission to the Dayton Soldiers Home, alleging' that he was nnsble to support himself, liis dis charge papers were all right,' and so was his war record and he was sent to the Home, where examination ; showed that Fisher waa a womsnfwho bad successfully concealed her identity J through the war l An Honest Report, i ' ; In a conversation with Mr. Wm.' Hood; who had just returned from the West, af ter spending three years there, he makes a very candid and seusible statement, lie says he hat given the West a thorough investigation and arrives at the following I opinion : A man going West expecting to succeed,' must have a good pile of mom ey to start on-enough: to fortify himself against ail misfortunes, such as drouths, freshets, cyclones.' etc., etc.! he must be prepared to take the world ruff and turn having ' only one objecw ' in view, and that is to make money.' lie says for a warmth of the sunnv South J surrounded by all 1 the luxuries that heart ' or taste could desire, with the best society the world can nroduee. iu nine cases oat of ten he will become dissatisfied and long the land. of his youth and the home of for the free."' 1 :; e-;uv:-; but taken from one who baa been there and tried it for himself, and is on his native soil and no doubt to Mora anion otar. Dog-Fish. The dog-fish are small sharks, from two to three and a half feet iu length, and are extremely ferocious.. They travel m large packs, exactly like the hounds of the shore; and their numbers and their effect upon the fisheries are perhaps . little suspected by those not familiar with them. While these ocean hounds are seen in vast hordes on our shores, they are not to be compared with those that appear suddenly and with out warning in English waters, and a bay ten miles wide has been observed almost completely packed1 with dog-fish repre sentiog unnumbered millions. I ha nn ao. tion of the food supply ofsuoh a vast body of living creatures is a serious one to the I fisherman, as the edible fish are devoured or driven away by them. It was my good fortune some years ago to witness the ar rival of the dog-fish on the Maine coast. It was during the month of August. Eve ry day the fishermen had been bringing in large catches ot hake, cod, and haddock from the grounds about ten miles offshore, and the business was prosperous in the ex treme. I will remember being out myself crew, and with trawl and line catches were made that tested to the ut most the capacity of the boat. This was on Monday. ; Tuesday evening I strolled down to the little inlet to watoh the boats oome in. Une by one the boats under full sale glided in, not so slow at usual. In vestigation showed that they were empty. In .n..lAm.inn,.i,. tka nl. Dog-fish." .This meant .that , the sea- noundsrwera on the scent, and bad come in from the unknown region -where they spent the winter, and that the fishing was over for the time beinff. . Not a single edi- I ble fish was brought. in, and the loss of hundreds of dollars was entailed npon the I fishermen through hooks bitten off by the ferocious creatures that had charged upon the lines, some of wbioh were a mile long, and bore perhaps a thousand hooks, and which they bad severed as though the lines had been thread. . It was a gloomy outlook for the , fishermen, and the next day a complete change of outfit was made. Wire was above par for ganging hooks. The village church stove was recdered useless, as some one borrowed the wire that supported the pipe : and two days af ter the dogs had ,4set in," as an old Mainer had expressed it, all the fishermen were dog-fishing, The entire , bay. was alive with the savage hounds, that bit at every invairable object. ; As soon as a . line was dropped over it was seized, and with a jerk the oroakiog,' barking dog-fish was swung into the boat. 1 have often held by the Une a twelve or thirteen-foot man eater in the South while it was towing my boat, and seen over the side half a dozen others following it along as if waiting for the moment when their, comrade in the toils should, bv a sudden turn, land me in I . . .. . ... v i their midst; out 1 think I never expert- 1 enoed the same disagreeable sensation as I looking down into the clear waters off the I Maine coast and wktchinor these hounds. 1 so active and ready to rush at the first ob - ject that fell over. They were desperate ith hunger, a fact which ' 1 proved by opening a large number, in no case finding anything in their stomachs. Tbey hung about tne boats, bit at tne oars, and some that -had been dragged overboard " y .u , and such were their numbers that the men had but to stand in the boats and harpoon them as they appeared. For weeks the dories came and loaded to the waters edge with these scavengers, lhe livers were sold at a cent a piece to be tried out into 'oil, while the farmers came from far and near and carried off the bodies to use as dressing for the soil. Farther up the coast large buildings can be seen bearing the Sign, MUog-fisb bought and sold," or more commonly, Dog-fish factory.' There t re firms who encourage the capture or toe dog-fish, buy them by - the thousand and convert them into guano. The ferocity of these gigantic packs of bounds has been rhown on many an occasion.' Men have been seiaed by them, and I have been told j authentic details of such attacks that ex ceed in horror any tales of the man-eater shark. ' ' i ! A Smart Krrras. Dr. Fitxgerald : I have read of so many smart dogs, cats, horses, and fowls, I thought I would like to tell you about my little pet kitten.. I have a little sister who has chills, and mamma wants to begin giving her quinine about three o'clock in the morning to keep off the chills. So she told ns if any of us should happen to wake in the night to call her. None of us did wake at the right time, but little kittie got on the bed and soratched mamma in the face ; that made her jump up quick enough, and it was just time to give the medicine. It just looks like kitty knew what she was doing. Mary A. JSickley. 1 ":,r-:r. :j - ) i' ' 1 . ' " ' " - sir, ' ' VsH An agricultural exchange asks "how to make bogs pay.n This is a hard question to answer. The best way to avoid the difficulty is not to sell a hog anything unless he pays you for it in ad Xance..; . . ' . : A.Trnd Story. On the summit oi . Washington moun tain, overlooking the HouBatonio ! Valley, atood a het, the home of John Barry, a poor charooal burner, whose family con sisted of his wife and himself.. . Ills occu- pation brought him in bat a few dollars and when cold weather . came he had mapaged to get together only a small provision for the winter. After a summer of hard work, he fell sick and was unable to keep his fires going. . So, when the enow of December, 1874, fell and the drifts had shut off communication with the village at the foot of the mountain. John and his wife were in great straits, , lbeir entire stock of food consisted of only x.lv pounda-of salt pork, and a - bushel of potatoes; sugar,' coffee, flour and tea had, early in December,' given oqt, and the chances for replenishing the larder were slim indeed. The snowstorms csme again and the drifts deepened. All the roads, even in the valley, were im passable, and no one thought of trying to open the mountain highways,7 which even in summer were only occasionally trav eled, and no one gave the old man and bis wife a thought. December the 15th came, and with it the heaviest fall of I snow experienced in Berkshire county in many years. The food of the old couple was, now reduced to a day's supply but John did ' pot yet despair. He was a Christian aud a God fearing man, and His ' promises 'were re membered, and so, when evening came. and the north-east wind was blowing and the fierce snow storm was raging, John and his wife were praying and asking for help, ... ; , In Sheffield village, ten miles away. lived Deacon Brown, a well-to-do farmer fifty years old, who was noted,' for hie piety and consistent deportment, both as a man and a Christian. - The deaoon and bis wile had gone to bed early, ' and, in "pite ol the etonn raging Vithput, i were with a start the ,cc' ,US ji deacon . awoke, , and . said to his wife : "Who spoke? Who's there?" "Why," said his wife, "no one is here but you and me; what is the matter with . your. "1 beard a voice, said the deaoon, "saymg Aon1 tfinA r Tnln l Nonsense' re to sleep Tou plied Mrs Brown, "go ' to sleep. have been dreaming." The deaoon. laid bis bead on the pillow and was asleep in a minute, soon be started no again, and waking his wife said, "There. I heard that voice again, 'Send food to John."' "Well, well," said Mrs Brown, "Deacon you are not well, your supper .has not agreed with you. Lie down and try and sleep." Again the deacon olosed his eyes, ' and again the voioe was heard, "Send food to John." This time the deacon was thoroughly awake. " Wife," said " ' he, "whom do we know .named' John - who - needs food?1 "No one I remember." re plied f Mrs Brown, "unless .it. be John Barry; the old charcoal burner on the" mountain." That's it", exclaimed the deaoon. , "Now, I remember, when. I was at the store in Sheffield the other day, Clark, the merchant, ; speaking - of John Barry, said : 'I wonder if the old man is alive, for it is six weeks since I saw him, and he has not yet laid in his winter stock of groceries. It must be old, Joha is sick and wanting food.:; ; -,:r-5 So saying the good .deacon; arose- and proceeded to dress himself. "Come, wife," said he, "waken our boy Willie .and tell him to feed the horses an i . get ; ready to go with me, and do you pack' up in the two largest baskets you. have a good sup ply of food, and get as an early breakfast, tor 1 am going up the mountain to carry the food I know John Barry needs.".,' C; Mrs. Brown, accustomed to the sadjen impulses of her good husband and . believ ing him always in the right, cheerfully complied, and after a hot breakfast, Deaeon Brown and his son Willie, a boy1 of v nine teen, hitched op the. horsea -to la double sleigh, and then, with a month's supply, of food, and a "Good-bye, mother," started at 5 o'clook on that cold December .morn ing for a journey that almost any other than Deacon Brown and his son Willie would not have dared to undertake.- v The northeast storm was still raging and the snow falling and drifting fast, but 00, on went the well-fed team, on ita er- 1 raod of mercy, while the occupants of the sleigh, wrapped up in blankets and extra buffalo robes, urged the horses through the drifts and in face of the storm. That ten miles ride, which required in the sum mer hardly an hour or two, was not finish ed until the deacon's watch showed that five hours had passed. u -?f At last they drew op in front of the hot where the poor trusting Christian man and woman were on their Knees praying for help to Him who is the "hearer and an swerer of prayer," and as the deacon reach ed the door be heard the voice of suppli cation and then he knew that the message which awakened him from sleep was sent from Heaven. ? He knocked at the door, it was opened, and we can imagine the joy of the old couple when the generous . snp ply of food was carried io, and this thanks givings that were nttered by the starving tenants of that mountain hut. -Albany Journal. ; ' ' '". v" -. ; Shame Upon Us. ' : ; : We can grew succe?s(ully within the borders of our highly favored State, corn, wheat, oats, barley, rye, buckwheat, rice, cotton, hemp, flax, jute, silk, tobacco pea nut, sorghum cane, broom corn, millet, lu cerne, clover, orchard, timothy and herds grass, sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, hops, peas, melons, strawberries, ; cranberries, apples, peaches, grspes, plums,' cherries, &c, &&, and yet we find people confining their labor and care to the production . of single crops to the exclusion of all others. And these crops frequently oost more to produce them than the price for , which they are sold. And the worst feature of this suicidal and ruinous ' policy is, that the producer has no more control oyer the price than a child. ; How helpless 1 How poor! How dependent and servile we must be so long as this mad course is pur sued. Jrrogressive f armer. mr "What's the matter, Pat r "More fun in the family this morning, sor." "Yes twins again ?" "No, eor, faith and its triplets this times. "You're getting 00. 'Getting on is it ?, By hivins, sor, T , be-" lave the oextll be quadrupeds. ? : ..