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CHARLOTTE, N. C, PRIDAYv NOVEMBER' 11, 1887. ,
i VOLUME XXXVI.- NUMBER .1 837 ;
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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.- - :
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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
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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, .

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