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Paper is 35 Years Old CHARLOTTE, N. C, PRIDAYv NOVEMBER' 11, 1887. , i VOLUME XXXVI.- NUMBER .1 837 ; '1 . I ' si V ;-jr.ol S i s ... !. , THE CHARLOTTE DEMOCRAT, Published evbey Fbiday by YATES fc STRONG. Tbbms 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 as second class matter,, according to the rales jr. ECCLES. GEO. W. BRYAN. CENTRAL HOTEL, CHARLOTTE, IV. C. The largest and most centrally located Hotel in the city. Newly painted and refurnished. Electric $el!s and Electric Lights. The Central and Belm nt united. EUCLES & BRYAN, Proprietors. Au. 5, 1887. J. P. McCOMBS, M. D., 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. Dr. Annie L. Alexander, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Practice limited to diseases of WOMEN and CHILDREN , and attention to Female patients. Offlci-, at Mrs Latham's, 214 South Trvon street, nearly opposite the Post Office. Charlotte, May 27, 1587. tf V. BURWELL. P. D. WALKER. BURWELL & WALKER, Attorneys at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Will practice in the State and Federal Courts ZW Office in Law Building. Jan. 1,1834. 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. 1895. V. I. OSBORNE. W. C. MAXWELL. OSBORNE & MAXWELL, Attorneys at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Will practice in the State and Federal Courts. tW Offices 1 and 3 Law Building. July 3, 1886. y HAMILTON C. JONES. CnARI.ES 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. HEIUOT CLARKSON. CHAS H. DTJLS CLARKSON & DULS, Attorneys at Law, Charlotte, N. C. Prompt attention given to all business iu trusted. Will practice in all Courts of the State. JSOfflce No. 12 Law Building. Oct. 7, 1887. W.W. FLE.MMING. E.T. CANSLER. T. N. WINSLOW Fie niniiii, 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 buoiuess entrusted to them in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Union, Lincoln and Gaston counties. Sept. 23, 1887. G. F. BASON, Attorney at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. SW Will practice in the State and Federal Courts. Office No 16. Law Buiklim-r. Jan. 14, 1887. y DR. M. A. BLAND. Dentist, CHARLOTTE, N. C. 0:Hce in Brown's buildinc. onnositfi Clirlr.to Hotel. 0;is 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. tJfficeon Tryon St, next to Buford House. ueiuicnce 309, West 5th St., near First Prsby- w-iia-j nurcu. vtl. U, 1887 y DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Practice Limited to the EVE, EAR AND THROAT. Jan. 1.1884. HOFFMAN & ALEXANDER, Surgeon Dentists, CHARLOTTE. N. C. honCfer Te Nisbet & Br'8 etore. Office hours from 8 A. M. to 5 P i Jan. 1,1830. JOHN FARRICVR 1.3, Tryon street, near Wr&ton's Drug Stort.) vuanoite, N. C. Practical Watch-Maker and Jeweler, Kepna a full sti, i , . , r a . nanasome Jewplrv icePeCtaCle9' &C' WLichhe Dealer in Diamonds, Watches, Clocks Jcwelrv Silver and Silver-Plated Ware, &c Jtwelry' Renairintr tf T, 1 rrr . . ri &; ucwciry, watcnes. Clocks &r done promptly, and satisfaction assured rep1LSpPeCial aUeDti0n givea t0 fiDe Watch Aug. 19, 1887. FINE STTnwa Complete Stock and Lowest Prices &noes, Trunks and Valises. T nJ , PEGRAM & CO, June 24. 1887. 16 South Tryon stmt. Healthfulness op Open Fires. Tha reason why the heat. of the ouen .fire ia more healthful than hat of stoves or lur- naces is that it more nearly resembles the sun by radiation. Our bodies are hotter than the air because they, like other bod ice, absorb the heat and leave the air cool er ior breathing. It is suspected by scientists that the czonic condition of the air is changed bv Daseiner over hot iron. . j lbt8 dcea not occur when rooms are heat ed by open fires, with wbich is almost itnr possible to have stagnant air. DemoresCs Monthly. Mortgagee's Sale of VALUABLE REAL ESTATE. By virtue of the power conferred upon us by a Deed of Mortgage made by L. A. VaDderburg and J. W Vanderburg to us, wbich deed bears date the 9th dnv nf IWmhcr .ml ia corded in the office of the Register of Deeds for Mecklenburg county, in Book No. 34, page 413 et. seq , we will sell at public auction, at the uuh nuuBeuoorra xne city or cnarlotte, on Monday, December 12, 1887, at 12 o'clock, M., the Tract of LAND narlifnlnr'v rluo-;K,l n said Mortgage Deed, containing about seventy- uu aao, ouu. uLiug mat yui iiuu ui iuo UIU 'Polk Place" (afterward Peter Brown' s) on the East side of Briar Creek. Said land will be sold as a whole or iu parcels, as may be most ad vantageous to the Mortgagors. Terms Cash. R. H. JORDAN, Mrs. B. B. ANGLE, (nee Hairston,) Mrs. L D BROWN, (nee Dillard.) Mortgagees. Clarkson & Dcls, Attorneys. Nov. 4, 1887. 6w LAND FOR SALE. By virtue of a Decree of the Superior Court of Mecklenburg county, made in the case of M. S. Todd and others, ex parte, for purposes of Partition, I will expose to public sale at the Court House door in Charlotte, on Monday, the 5th day of December, 1887, all of that Tract and Parcel of LAND lying and being in Mecklen burg county, Berryhia township, adjoining the lanus of J. W. S. Todd, G. H. Neal, and others, containing about one hundred and ninety-three Acres, being the lands of the late D. W. Mc Donald, a plat of which can be seen at the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court. Terms Ten per centum of the purchase money required to be paid in cash, balance in twelve months from date of sale, with note and approved security. Title reserved until pur cuaee money ia paid. " JOHN R. ERWIN, Nov. 4, 1887. 5w Commissioner. NOTICE. The Jas. A. Harkley Land jor Sale. On November 23d, 1887, as Administrator of James A. Barkly, deceased, I will expose to pub lic sale to tuo highest bidder, on the premisese; one Tract of LAND lying in Iredell county, adjoining the lands of Frank Johnston, Burt StimEon and others, XA miles Northeast of Davidson College, containing 122 Acres, more or less. Terms of Sale One-half cash on day of sale. balance on credit or b months, with bond and approved security, A. J. DEKH, Adui'r. of James A. Barkley. Bingham & Caldwell, Attorneys. JNov. 4, 1S87. aw 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. wads worth, Charlotte, N C October 14, 1887. 4w Executor's Notice. Having qualified as Executors of the Estate of V. IJ. Johnson, deceased, all persons indebted to the same must pav their deSsts to the under signed, and all persons having claims against the fcis-tate must present the same, duly vended, within the time prescribed by law, otherwise this notice will be plead in bar of their recovery. H. Jr. JOillNSOJN, CHAS 8. JOHNSON, Oct. 28, 1887. 6w Executors Mrs. Query's Millinery Store MILLINERY GOODS FOE Fall and Winter. Ladies will find what they want in our stock We do not offer to sell $1 Hats for 75 or 69 cents, but will sell Hats and Bonnets, and all the new Novelties for I rimming, or Hats or Bonnets ready Trimmed, as Cheap for Cash as any store in this or any other city. We have also added to our Fancy Goods Stock a full line of Embroidery Silks, Filling Silks, Wash latching bilks, Filoselle, Chenille, Arrasme, Linen Specialties and Art Novelties, Zephyr, Wool, etc., all at popular prices. Mrs. P. QUERY & CO. Sept. 23, 1887. A Printing Office at Auction, ASSIGNEE'S SALE. Oa Monday. Dec. 5th. 1887. I will sell at pub lie auction at 12 o'clock, at the court house, in the city of Charlotte, JV. C, the CUAULO lim OB SERVER NEWSPAPER Printing Office, Job Office aud Book Bindery. The Printing Office consists of all necessary appliances for conduct ins the Newspaper, Job Printing and Book Binding business, including a Potter Power Press. Adams Book Press, new Otto Gas En gine, new Brown Folding Machine, Half Medium Gordon Job Press, Fourth Medium, Libertv Job Press. Eighth Medium Baltimore Jobber (new) and a-large assortment of body and display type the whole forming one of the most complete Printing ouihts in tne state. Also, a lot of Stationery consisting of Blank Letter Heads, Bill Heads, statements, arc. At the same time and place, 1 wiil sell all uo paid Accounts, Notes, Judgments, &c , due C has. R. Jones, or the Charlotte Observer, re maining in my hands on that date. Terms of sale, Ca&h. For any information address the undersigned at Charlotte, N. H. A. DEAL, Nov. 4, 1887. 5w Assignee 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 l.omhir nntifioH in r-.rp.aent the same to US for navment on or before the 10th day of October. iqqq nr tiiia nntirx will he nlead in bar of a re AUWV, v' . " - ' ' I all nersons indebted to said Estate are notified that payment will be required. THOS. W. NEELY, JANE M. NEELY. not 7. 1887. 6wnd Executors. NOTICE. i tl TiD oml Arrnnnta dne US and not Daid by November 1st next, will be put in the hands of an Officer for collection. On account of the death of our Mr E. 8. Burwell, the business of the firm positively must be closed up. We have been in business for ten years, and certainly have been as lenient with our cus tomers as they could ask, and we hope they will now come forward and settle without giving us trouble. SPRINGS & BURWELL. Sept. 16, 1887. ' Don't Give In.- - : . - i Boys, when troubles crowd about you .-' 1 xoull hnd plent y in this life,) , And when fortune seems to flout von. And you're weary with the striie; Then's the time to show your metal j iveep your heads up; don t give in; . Face the trouble, grasp tho nettle, '. And determine you will win. What'a the good of turning craven ? f lbat will never cam the fight',' ; That will bring you to no haven Of success and calm- delight. ' ' ; ' No boyp, no, be ap and doing, ' fat your shoulders to the task, Fortune's shy, and needs pursuing,1 If within her smile you d bask. ' Golden 'Argosy. jFemile Tenacity, otLifer It appears from the gathered statistics of the world that women have , a greater tenacity of life than men. Nature wor ships the female in all its varieties. Among insects the male perishes at a re latively earlier period. In plants the sera- iuate blossoms die earliest and produced on the weaker limbs. . Female quad rupeds have more endurance than males. In the human race, despite the intellectual and physical strength of mao, the woman endures longest, and will bear pain to which the strong man succumbs. Zymotic dis eases which are more fatal to males, and more male children die than females. Deverga asserts that the proportion dying suddenly is about 100 women to 780 men ; 1,080 men in the Uuited States, in '70, com mitted tiuicide, to 28o women. Intemper ance, apoplexy, gout, hydrocephalus, af fection of the heart and liver, scrofula, paralysis, are far more fatal to males than females. Pulmonary consumption, on the other hand, is more deadly to the latter. Females in cities are more prone to con sumption than in the country. AH old countries not disturbed by emigration have a great majority of females in the popula tion. In royal families the statistics sho w more daughters than sons. The Hebrew woman is exceptionately long lived : the colored man is exceptionally short lived. The married state is favorable to prolong ation of life among women, Dr Hough proclaims that there are from two to six percent, more males born than females, yet there are more than six per cent, of femaleB in the living populations. From which statistics we conclude that all wo men who can possibly obtain one of those rapidly departing men ought to marry, aud that as men are likely to become so scarce they cannot be sufficiently prized by the other sex. Sf The pumpkin crop of 1887 is enor mous, we boil and bake and grease them with little chips of fried fat bacon. When they come to pieces in the pot they are only about half done. Always cook till you can taste the sugar in the juice, and never boil them with more than a pint of water. 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 Acres. J. W. McDOWELL. I also desire to sell my Dower intertst 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 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, 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 Hammond & Justice Are Agents for the Oriental Powder Mills, 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, Dynamite and Water Proof Fuse always cn hand at bottom prices. HAMMOND & JUSTICE. Oct 21, 1887. KING'S Extract of Sarsaparilla and . Queen's Delight combined with Iodide of Potash. This is Nature's Own Remedy for all Dis eases arising from an impure condition of the Blood, Eruptive and Cutaneous Diseases, Ery sipelas, St. Anthony's Fire, Pimples, Tetter, Ringworm, Rheumatism, Syphilitic, MercuriaL and all Diseases of like character. It is an Alterative for the Restoration of Tone and Strength to the system debilitated by disease; hence it affords great protection from attacks that originate in changes of climate, of seasons, and of life. BURWELL & DUNN, Sole Manufacturers and Proprietors, April 22. 1887. Charlotte, N. C. LARGEST AND BEST STOCK OF DRESS GOODS In Charlotte. Fine stock of newest Trimmings, elegant lines of Hosiery, Gloves, Ribbons, Jerseys, Cloaks, Shawls and everything to be found in a Dry Goods House. Lowest prices in Jeans, Cassimeres, Shirtings, Flannels and all Domestics. Full stock Elkin Blankets, Yarn9 and Socks. fjp We will save vou money. E. L. KEESLER & CO. Sept. 16, 1887. 100,000 Pounds OF RAGS WANTED. Paid in Cash or Trade, at ROSS & ADAMS' Book and Stationery Store, No. 17 S. Tryon St IW Averill Ready-Mixed Paints, best in use. Any one can use them. -W. M. WILSON & CO.. Sole Agents. Eir White- W" ash Brushes, Paint Brushes. Shoe Brushes and Kalsomine Brushes W. M. WILSON & CO'S. Feb. 12, 1886. Drugstore. t -i It k'said 'that Pari, France; consumes less meat and beer, and more ' bread and wine according to the population; than the great cities of England and 01 This 1 is true; and it is also true that thW citizens of the United States consume more of the flesh of animals than any other of the civ ilized nations Of the earth. InParis every ounce of food or drink consumed,' what' ever its nature, is tated and accounted for at the customs. . And in this city -of 2, 700,000 'inhabitants nothing -s wasted. Even the garbage is carefully sorted over, if happily it may contain - some 'fragment that may assist in human-sustenance. As to the consumption of tooJ in Pari?, a Frenchjournal gives an elaborate ac count. From this we'find that the prin cipal market honse, 'called the "Halles .Centrales," a magnificeut building of glass and iroaiccrver8"90,tK)0 square" yards-, a space equal to a dozen blocks), the streets running through' which are, at a great height, completely roofed over with glass, has been thirty-five years in construction, has cost $13,000,000, and is not yet oom pleted About 2,800,000 litres (2,500,000 quarts) of water are used daily, and the whole is lighted by 11,180 gas burners. Among the articles sold during a year may be mentioned i 23,627,371 kilos of sea fish (a kilo being two and one-fourth pounds, this is about 53,000,000- pounds), 1,881,058 kilos of fresh water fish, 26,465, 752 oysters, 11,268,132 kilos of butter, 228,997,515 eggs, 18,585,028 chickens and heads of game, of which latter 11,996 were deer, 63,008 pheasants, 415,504 partridges, 287,085 hares, etc. Among the vegeta bles, as a sample, 13,853,400 bunches of water-cress. Of the meat, of which 136- 414,379 kilos were used, the Halles Cen trales sell but a small fraction, although the quantity is immense. Notwithstand ing these enormous figures, so much larger a proportion of the food and drink of the great city passes through other channels that, while bat 5,584,000 francs is raised by taxing the food 6old in the markets, 68,189,538 francs are paid by provisions and wines going direct to dealers or con sumers. Besides the Halles Centrales, Paris has fifty-five smaller markets principally sup plied from the Halles, and there are 6,000 coslermongers who go from door to door with hand carts and barrows. Besides its 400,000,000 pounds of bread and 300,000,- 000 pounds 01 meat. Paris drinks more than 150,000,000 gallons of wine and 2, 000,000 gallons of spirits, and smokes 45, 500,000 francs worth of tobacco yearly, and, besides those who dine at home, sup ports 23,643 eating houses. i ,t, lw Very Queer Law. If a decision just made by the Supreme Court 01 Connecticut is sound law, real estate on the banks of rivers with a ten dency to change the course of their cban nels is a dangerous investment for capital The Court holds that rivers are natural boundaries, and when they alter their course their functions as boundaries are not affected by their former relations to lands. That no mistake may be made in terpreting the meaning of the Court, the decision gives a forcible illustration of a possible result from the waywardness of the river. "If," the decision says, "after washing away the intervening lot, it should encroach upon the remoter lots, and should then begin to change its move ment in the other direction, gradually re storing what it had taken from the inter vening lot, the whole, by law of accretion, would belong to the remoter, but, now ap proximate, lot." Under this statement of the law an owner on the river front is not only liable to see his property gradually disappear under his own eyes, but if it reappears subsequently it belongs, not to him. but to hit fortunate next-door neighbor. Never Swear. 1. It is mean. A boy of high moral standing would almost as soon sheep as to swear. steal a 2. It is vulgar altogether too low for a decent bov. 3. It is cowardly implying a fear of not being believed or obeyed. 4. It is ungenllemanly. A gentleman, according to Webster, is a genteel man we 11 bred, refined. Such a man will no 9 more swear than go into the street to throw mud with a chimney sweep. 5. It is indecent offensive to delicacy, and extremely unfit for human ears. 6. it is foolish. "Want of decency is want of sense." 7. It is abusive to mind which con ceives the tongue which utters it. and to the person at whom it is aimed, 8. It is venomous showing a boy's heart to be a nest of vipers ; and every time he swears one of them sticks out its head. ' 9. It is contemptible forferiting the re SDect of all the wise and good 10. It is wicked violating the divine law, and provoking the displeasure of him who will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. Baltimore Methodist. TO THE FALL TRADE. Our Stock of PROVISIONS and GROCE- RIES is now complete. To cash buyers we offer ereat inducements, Don't fail to give us a call, as all we ask is trial. , Have just received, Ann ROLLS Cotton Bagging, VKJKJ 500 Bundles TIES, , 500 Barrels Flour, 150 Bags Coffee, 50 Barrels Suear,' ' 50 Barrels Molasses, 50 Boxes Bacon, 200. Boxes Tobacco, ; 100 Boxes Soap, , 100 Packages Soda, " 200 Bags Salt. SPRINGS & BURWELL, " 8ept.2,1837. Charlotte, N. O. The "Olfrer Chilled Plow," The Best in the World. HAMMOND & JUSTICE are now Agents for this celebrated Plow, and carry a full stock ot all extras for same, such as Points, Mould Boards, Landsider, Bolts, &c, and are selling very close. v We also have a large stock of Pittsburg 8teel Plows, Single and Double Iron Foot Plow Stocks, at Rock Bottom prices. HAMMOND & JUSTICE. Oct 7,1887. ft ,; Food. Sale in,ri8 Sne Knew in Wnom she TrastedV Annie was a plain woman, almost ugly, ot clever nof cultured, nor rich in' world- t goods : but noets of friends gathered ft Vi n n t. har ft 4 aha n Kflpit i ntn an , mBt aa all hurt and ailing and sorrowful folk who knew her came, to . her .comfort and cheerv She never failed -them. She al- jways bad a courageous, tender, word for j tach person. Poverty came to her at last, and a painful and incurable disease. She went. through sickness aud privation, to meet death, with the same high heart and happy temper that she had in her younger and comparatively more prosperous days. The laugh was always ready, and the jest never tailed. , . , . , . , "How do you keep up your courage?" a friend asked her, on one occasion. - , "I am old enough to know, in whom I believe," she answered, gravely, ."When was young,. ana danger and trouble came, I prayed to him for help, and it came; but then, when another danger came, I would forget thai He bad answer-1 ed me before, and doubt and fear even j while I prayed ; but now I am old, I have record in my memory ot these past struggles. 1 know that He has never yet tailed me, and Lie never will." . All young people beginning the Chris tian life are apt, in the stress of a great sorrow or . temptation, to doubt if their Master really bears and will answer tbem. "Did ever trouble yet befall And He refuse to hear thy call ?" ask Wesley. And David, again and - - r again, alter nis many griets ana crimes repeats. " VV ben I cried unto thee, thou answered me." But the boy or girl, . in sharp, sore pain of youth, scarcely listens to this far-off testimony. It is only when God had answered their prayers that, they, too. begin to know and trust Him whom they have believed. , - , it is tne custom ia certain churches in v - Europe to hang about the alters: the torn and blood-staiued flags won in battles, in which the worshippers, by God s help, as they believe, have been victorious. So the Christian should keep in his heart, al ways present, some record ot the strug gles with pain or sin in which he has trust ed in God for help and has been heard and answered. Companion. Mahogany, for House Finishing. The Northwestern Lumberman, which is good authority on the commodity of wood, informs us readers that people whose tastes favor mahogany for inside finish can now indulge them without pay ing much more mouey than they would for a finish of the higher . priced native hardwoods. To do this, however, the mahogany must be bought as lumber. If man unacquainted with the price of mahogany bargains with a contractor to finish one or a dozen rooms, as the case may be, in what has sometimes been called the "king of woods," he may depend on it that the price will be a round one. Furniture manufacturers take the same advantages of their customers. They seem to think that because mahogany is not a common wood, because it is very fashionable, and in former days was ex pensive, consumers will take it for granted that they must pay a good deal of money for mahogany furniture. It is enough to make the initialed smile to walk through a furniture house and price articles .made of the different woods. There may bs a table or chair of cherry and mahogany standing side by side, lbe same amount of work has been expended on each, but for the mahogany article at least two prices are asked, when the fact is the wood in it did not cost 25 per oent more than did that iu the cherry piece. But simply because it is mahogany a fancy price is wanted, furniture user6 will un doubtedly tor all time be obliged to pay these exorbitant prices, but there is often no reason why the man who wishes to finish his house in mahogany should not buy the lumber and have his carpenter work it as be would cherry, walnut or oak. lhe homestead law is a curse to every honest citizen in the State of North Carolina, be be either white or black, rich or poor, it has long since outlived its usefulness and the purpose for which it was created. It is a duty that the people owe to themselves and the business ana industries ot the state to see the law is abolished as soon as possible. The Aboli tion of this odious law would have a mar velous effect for good on every branch of business in North Carolina and would work a wondertul change in business re lations. It must be plain to all that the law protects the rascal and at the same time barms the honest citizen who regards it his duty to pay his debts. It is the pol icy of the Enterprise to condemn in the strongest terms every bad law, and among several bad ones with which the people ot this State are afflicted it regards the home stead lawasthe worst.' While ilis theduty of a good citizen aud a loyal newspaper to respect the laws of bis country, it is equal ly their duty to condemn and seek to abol ish a law ween the enect it lor evil in stead of for good. High Point Enter prise. PECULIAR Names. A citizen of Moore county informs us that there ia a family in that county, consisting of four brothers and four sisters, who together have '49 Christian names, as follows: George Mendenhall Demsey Laurance Henry la- ham Chalmers, Johnny Shuford Sampson Goudlock Wesley bwaim (juimby Addi son, James Locky Silvanus Thomas Byas Noab Lewede, Charles Riley Arleword Emsley Ruford William Burton Ceclage, Martha Ann Alonzo, Loveday Arabella Alamina Eliza, Mary Jane Sarah Emelioe Camilla Haseltine, and Maggie Delaney Deiena Priscula Alice. The same family owns a cat named Sib Sally Jane Jiglena Jerome Bruce Gus Sanders Silvanus HUB oauuers surioug Stutta. Now.if anybody can beat thes names let as hear from him 1-PiUsboro Record. W It is stated that partridge are the greatest enemy rf tha oh rih hnn and that if left nnmnlaitnil wnnld in a r. t. "... .1. ..... years rid the country of the destructive chinch bug. Wedonotknoi . . lois io ue irue, but we are inclined to credit it. If it be true, then the farmers should league them selves together for the protection of the partridges. Peculiarities of English 'Life. Some interesting characteristics of En glish life are presented in the letter of our special correspondent, F. A. R. They all bear witness to the conservatism of the English. An ancient and fairly . homoge neous people, their customs are their own, oeing ionoaea on tneir experience and Conclusions therefrom. They retain, for (example, the custom 6f morning weddings. despite the repeal of the old law. ' They retain also the House of Lords an abso lute anomaly in a democratic government. Our correspondent calls attention, how ever, to a fact often overlooked.' namely. that to whatever extent democratic insti tutions prevail in form in England the organization of society is still decidedly aristocratic. ' This does not prevent but rather' facilitates the disciplining of die putable peers.such as the Marquis of Ailes- Tr ery--nxexe.sup2; are. me vjaws of the venerable Cardinal Manning in re spect to tne xrisn question, in tne pro- vinces, he thinks the cause of home rule is constantly gaining strength, if not in the cities. Proper and inst land laws, he holds, will contribute to the tranquiliza tion of Ireland, let be does not favor an independent sovereign Parliament for that country, but a subordinate body empow ered to deal with local matters only. It will surprise many people to learn that, despite the continuance of the monarchy, personal liberty in England is better guarded than in any other country. Such at least, it appears, is the Cardinal's opin ion, and most Englishmen hold sturdily to the same view. -Baltimore Sun. Ivy Poisoning. A writer in the Popular Science News gives the treatment wbich he has olten found serviceable in his own case when poisoned with ivy : 1 have always been extremely suscepti ble to the poison of poison ivy and oak, so as to give me great annoyance, unless it is immediately checked on its first appear ance. This common washing soda accom plishes for me, if properly applied. I made the application by saturating a slic of loaf bread with water, then cover one surface with soda and apply to the eruption, the soda next the flesh. When the bread is dried by the animal heat, I drop water oh the outer side, so as to keep it thoroughly moistened, and disolve the soda crystals in contact with the skin. This, you will perceive, is merely a bread poultice, the bread being a vebiole through whose moisture the soda reaches the humor. I find that washing or bath ing with soda water, even continuously, will not suffice with me. My skin requires the heat and moisture of the bread in order for the soda to acton and neutralize the poison. I rarely have need to retain this soda poultice for more than thirty minutes to any affected part. No pain ensues. Formerly I suffered often for weeks, as the poison would spread all over my body, JNow thirty minutes measures the duration of its exhibition. Spring or Fall . We have two or three inquiries now be fore us as to whether spring or fall is the best time to set out trees. We can't tell bow often we have treated on this subject, but it is natural that the question should continue to oe asked, as young men grow up, marrj- and either go to farming or In other ways possess land and desire infor mation as to what fruit trees to plant and when to plant them. In a very few words we would say that there is not much choice in the seasons, it the sou is naturally moist, spring is probably to be preferred for setting out ; dry, fall. If the trees are large early fall should be chosen, and as soon as the trees are done growing and leaves begin to drop. In both cases the tree should be taken out of the ground carefully and with as many of the small roots as possible, and be planted as soon after as possible, before the roots become dry. To prevent their becoming 60, they should be well covered, kept out of the sun in transporting, and "heeled-in" or buried and liberally watered as soon as they ar rive nntil ready for planting, lbe plant ing cannot be done too carefully. The bole should be large enough to receive all the roots carefully spread out, and the ground put about tbem should be some what pruned and the branches of the tree also. Sometimes the branches, where the roots are few' and have been injured in taking up, should be severely shortened to save the life ot the tree. Santa Anna's Cork Leg. Santa Anna's , cork leg may be seen in the Patent Office at Washington. The Mexi can General and his leg parted company at the battle of Cerro Gordo, where the pursuit was so hot that he hastily mounted a mule to effect an escape. The cork limb had been laid aside for the comfort of the General, who was riding in a carriage a short time before the capture. Two com panies of the Fourth Illinois Regiment were the first to reach the carriage, and a private secured the trophy. It was soon sold to other members of tne same com pany for small sums, and finally reached Pekm, III., where it was on of the fea tures of the town, in 1862 the owners presented it to the United States authori ties, and it was deposited by Gen. Mc- Cook in the Patent Office. The preservation ot forests is a favorite theme in this country just now. As the Richmond State well says: "Hard- lv a week passes that we do not read of large tracts of land at the south baviog . . .... . been bought simp ly for the timber that is on them. It is only a question of a few years when there must be a timber famine years wueu luerv uiusv uo b uiuucr lauius nlae. n,l .orn-ont land, are rlant- f " " - " " I :n u . -i.i.i a ire orup win uo i uiu i.m.vis um few daya in each year set apart by South- era land owners for arboriculture would JST" It so often happens that mere'ac li, I v li lltA nl tim. thlt DflOn S WHO hi, mnrhirt habit of heinrr hnav are I often terrible time-wasters, wnust, on we , . . i : i . . t , . . .... . . . -. i contrary, mure wuv re juuiuiuuaii ubuu- erate. and allow themselves intervals ot leisure, see the way before tbem in those intervals, and save time by the accuracy of their calculations. Two Strange Creatures. A Philadelphia special says: " Tbe ; rare collection of animals at the Zoological Garden was to-day enriched by two speci mens which, if they live,-! will enjoy the' proud distinction of having 'no counter-; parts in thfs country.' The first ' is the black-footed penguin and the ' other: the : ' tacky-glossus hystrix, or ant-eatlng echid-' na. The first is a genuine bird that can ; cot fly," and the other a; four-footed land ' animal that lays eggs. ' The echidna is considered by naturalists one of the rarest ' and most peculiar creations of the animal ' kingdom. The specimen "of the Zoo, ex-; cept a stuffed one at the Academy of Natural Sciences, .is the " only one in' America, and was brought direct from Australia, where it was captured. It ia' about the size of an ordinary porcupine, which it greatly resembles, being covered with long quills, but it has a bill-shaped ' nose nearly three inohes long,' from which' protrudes a narrow tongue six1 inches in length. Its mouth is exceedingly, small, and it has no teeth. Its legs are short and powerful, and its leet are armed with ' thick claws that can burrow so rapidly that the animal can almost instantaneous ly disappear in the earth.' Unlike ' other burrowing animals he burrows with' all four feet at once, and instead of going head first, he gracefully sinks into the earth with his spine curved and bristling, with a formidable armor of quills. On its; right hind leg is a sharp spur similar to a fighting-cock's, three inches long. A' little canal, connecting with a gland,' runs through it and keeps it supplied with a; poisonous liquid which is said to produce instantaneous death. The most peculiar feature of this strange creature, however, is that it regularly lays eggs of a dark and purple hue. When on its native' heath its diet consists of ants and ' other insects, but yesterday it enjoyed & hearty meal of condensed milk and the white of an egg." How French Bread is Made. ! One summer's day we stopped to call at the stone-farm-house of Monsieur Du val. Ernestine, the eldest daughter, was housekeeper in her dead mother's place and she it was who brought out the am ber-colored cider, the goat s cheese, and the heavy, hard, country bread. It is an essential of French peasant hospitality to oiler these things to visitors. , The loaf she took from the shelf was one of half a dozen leaning against the black wall. These loaves resembled cart wheels, and had been baked in six-quart milk-pans. Ernstinecut the loaf with a small taw made for the purpose 1 Nothing less than such a saw, or a pirate's cutlass, could sever that mass. These loaves, we knew, were baked only once a month. 13 re ad day in a rorman peasant family is like washing day on an American' farm, in the respect that it comes at regular periods. VTe judged that bread day in this cottage was approach ing, from ths fact that only six loaves remained of the original thirty or there about. After our luncheon Ernestine took us through the orchard to a picturesque stone building, where the bread was wont to be made. This building had once been part of an ancient abbey, and amid its ivy covered ruins we could still trace line sculp ture and bits of armorial designs, but in side there was no trace of art or architec ture. It was really a Norman hen-house. ' We saw several pairs of sabots, or wooden shoes, hanging from the wall and looking as if they had been whitewashed. In ooe corner of the place was a large spaoe in closed with boards. This was empty, bat, like the sabots, it suggested whitewash or mortar-making. Ernestine told us that this was the family dough-trough, Hith er, once a month, came her father and tho hired man to "set" the yeast a-nsing. Flour and water were stirred together with the huge wooden spades shaped like our snow-shovels which bung with the a bots upon'lhe wall. - When the mass, thor oughly beaten together, had risen and as sumed a dark color and leathery consisten cy, then came the tug of war.. The two men put on the sabots over their ordinary shoes, jumped in upon the dough, and be gan the kneading. Their way was to hop and prance and flourish like opera dan cers, to stamp and kick like horses, exert ing themselves till the perspiration stream ed off them and they had no strength left. After this process the dough vas put into the pans, and then baked in the huge oven at the rear of the abbatial hen-house. .In all Norman towns half-clad men may of ten be seen lounging about bake-house doors. Their legs and feet are bare and floury, and as they tread the streets we know that they have just come from or are returning to their usnal occupation of kneading bread. "Mon Dieur exclaimed Ernestine when we told her that in America bread- making was woman's work. Mbn DieuP9 how cruel your men are ! I would rather shoe horses VEpoch. Where He Learned It. He wan a pretty little fellow, but it was his manners, not his looks, that attracted everybody clerks in the stores, people in the horse cars, men, women ana cnu dren. A boy four years old who, if any body said to bim, "How do you do I" an swered, "I am well, thanks," and if he had a request to make, be it of friend or Strang er, began it with Please.w And the beauty of it was that the "thanks" ana "please" were bo much a matter of course d . anything at M noticeable, J? mt.4 MHow cnnning it is w said a sh to the child that be never Knew ne was fthowv WO i v iT th tat the nnb- "O " do1 one uay, u when he wants anything. I never saw - ii .vji,,.- t., f - f"-""us "7.-. f f rTthViTk be constantly told li pcwpifJ. UVW, Will JVUU-UBH U.IB hits, that he never forgets." , . I - "He has always been accustomea w , I llltl 1118 nOlDSr. TV O OITB WWIII HM 'nlease' lO mm wneu we wisueu una -u 3 .1.: i h .n him nm I-, . , , i . t 1 .3 V ! m. i ao anyining, ana nve wwuu u. i uuwo uv w.usi .j . . The ahowv woman looked as if aha did not need any further explanation of the way in which habits are formed. Probably you do not, Tfufc 4was, .