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CHARLOTTE, N. C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1887. VOLUME XXXVI. NUMBEK 1840 4 y' p. THE CHARLOTTE DEMOCRAT, Pl'blishbd kveby Friday by YATES & STRONG. o Terhs 0ne Dollftr 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 i; as second class matter," according to the m'ies of the P. O. Department. II. c. EUCLES. GEO. W. BftYAN. CENTRAL HOTEL, ( IIAKLOTTJi, I. C. The largest and most centrally located Hotel in Xbu city. Newly painted and refurnished Bella and Electric Lights. The Electric The Central and Belmont united. ECCLES & BRYAN, Aiiir. 5, 1887. Proprietors J. P. McCOMBS, M. D., filers his professional services to the citizens of Jii:irl'ttc and surrounding country. All calls, both n'ht and day, promptly attended to. Office in Brown's building, up stairs, opposite Charlotte Hotel. Jan. 1, Dr. Xonie L. Alexander, CHARLOTTE, N. C. i'nicticc limited to diseases of WOMEN, and G'IILDKEN, and attention to Female patients. Ollice, at Mrs Latham's, 214 South Tryon street, nearly opposite the Post Office. Charlotte, May 27, 1S87. tf 4. IJL'KWKLL. P.D.WALKER. BURWELL & WALKER, Attorneys at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Will practice in the State and Federal Courts C3T" Office in Law Building. Jau. 1, 1884. HUGH W. HARRIS, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Will practice in the State and Federal Courts. Office, First door west of Court House. Oct. 17, 1835. F. I. OSBORNE. W. C. MAXWELL. OSBORNE & MAXWELL, Attorneys at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Will practice in the State and Federal Courts. tW Offices 1 and 3 Law Building. July 3, 1886. y HAMILTON C. JONES. JONES & CHARLES W. TILLETT. 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. IIEIIIOT CLARKSON. CHAS. H. DULS CLARKSON & DULS, Attorneys at Law, Charlotte, N. C. Prompt attention given to all business in trusted. Will practice in all Courts of the State. CSOflicc No. 12 Law Building. Oct. 7, 1887. w.w. flemming. e.t. cansler. t. n. winslow Flcmniing, Cansler & Winslow, ATTOUNEYS-AT-LA 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 Gaston counties. Sept 23, 1887. G. F. BASON, Attorney at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. ZW Will practice in the State and Federal Courts. Office No 10, Law Building. Jan. 14, 1887. y DR. M. A. BLAND. Dentist, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Otlice in Brown's building, opposite Charlotte Hotel. Gas used for the painless extraction of teeth. Feb. 15. 1884. J. W. BYERS, Physician and u rgeon CHARLOTTE, N. C, Will attend all calls, either night or day, in the surrounding country. ""Office on Tryon St . next to Buford House. Residence 309, West 5ih St., near First Prisby rwa Church. (M. U, 1887 y DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM, CHARLOTTE, N. G. Practice Limited to the EVE, EAR AND THROAT. Jan. 1. 1884. HOFFMAN & ALEXANDER, Surgeon Dentists, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Office over A. R. Nisbet & Bro's store. Office hours from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M. Jan. 1.1380. JOHN FARRIOR, Tryon street, near Wriston's Drug Store,) LY Charlotte, N. C. Practical Watcb-Maker and Jeweler, Kicp9 a full stock of handsome Jewelrv Wocks, 8ptctacles, &c, which he will sell at"a I;ur price. Dealer in Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, s''ver and Silver-Plated Ware, &c. Repairing of Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, &c, une promptly, and satisfaction assured. tsf" Special attention given to fine Watch r'Paiung. A."S- 19, 1887. FINE SHOES. Complete Stock and Lowest Prices Shoes, Trunks and Valises. T PEGRAM & CO , June 24. 1837. 16 South Tryon street, Girls vs. Boys. An old man said to me: My gals never forget me. They married and went away to their homes, and though none of them were well-to-do, yet not one of them ever Baw the time she wouldn't steal a dollar from her husband to give to father or mother ; but it isn't so with the boys. They never knew they owed me anything; they never put their bands in their pockets for me; they never lay awake o' nights thinkiug how to scrimp household expenses to get mother or me a present, like the gals did. And yet when I was a-raisin' 'em,. I thought one boy was worth a dozen gals. Helen Wilman. SALE OF LAND! By virtue of authority granted to me by J. L. Cathey and wife, by Deed dated Nov. 11, 188ii, and registered in the office of the Register of Deeds for this county r in Book 42, page 501, I will sell for cash, at the Court House in Char lotte, on Saturday, Dec. 17th, 1887, at 12 M., the LAND described in said Deed, in Paw Creek township, lying near the C. C. Railroad and Caldwell Church, and lately occupied by J. E. Selby, to whom or to Wm. Todd, Esq., parties desiring to purchase may apply for full particu lars. A. BURWELL, Trustee. Nov. 18, 1887. 5w Commissioner's Sale OF LANDS. Having been appointed a Commissioner to eell the Lands belonging to the Estate of Samuel L Kerr, deceased, I will sell at auction, at the Court House door in Charlotte, N. C, on Satur day, the 10th day of December. 1887. one Lot of LAND lying on the Beattie's Ford road, about eight miles from Charlotte, containing about sixty-three Acres, more or less, adjoining the lands of Mrs B. Mcintosh, R. D.Whitley, It C. Miller and J. A. Sofley. Also, a one-Acre Lot of Meadow Land, ad joining the lands of Mrs B. Mcintosh, C. T. Dewees and R. D. Whitley. TermsOne fourth part of the purchase money to be paid cash at the time of sale; the remaining part on a credit of six months, pur chaser to give bond and valid security, bearing interest at eight per cent from date. Title to be retained until the purchase money is paid. Also, at the same time and place, I will sell at auction, on a credit ot sir months, a fine Com pass, Chain and Ploting Implements, personal property belonging to the estate of Samuel L. Kerr, purshaser to give bond with valid security, bearing interest at eight per cent from date. W. M. KERR, Nov. 18, 1887. 4w Commissioner. LAND FOR SALE. By virtue of a Decree of the Superior Court of Mecklenburg county, made in the case of M. 8. 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, Berryliill township, adjoining the lands of J. W. 8. 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 or 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 chase money is paid. JOHN R. ERWIN, Nov. 4, 1887. 5w Commissioner. LAND FOR SALE In Steel Creek Township. I wish to sell my interest in the Tract of LAND on which I now live. Said Tract is situated in Steel Creek Township and contains 137) Acres. j. w. Mcdowell. I also desire to sell my Dower interest in the above Tract. I possess said interest as the widow of the late John H. McDowell. Mrs. A. R. WILLIAMS. 2m-pd Oct 14, 1887. 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 lractor add to it to suit purchasers, lerms easy. For particulars call on me, or Mr J. li. Jetton, who will take pleasure in showing the premises. W. B. WITHERS, Davidson College, N. C. Sept. 30, 1887. tf Attention, Farmers. We are ready to receive Rim Logs, Spoke Cuts, and Splits of Hickory and white Oak, and will be buying all winter. Bring your log3 in before the roads get too bad. We pay spot Cash. CAROLINA SPOKE & HANDLE WORKS, Charlotte, N. C. Nov 11, 1887. 4w Executor's Notice. Having qualified as Executors of the Estate of V. U. Johnson, deceased, all persons maeDiea 10 the'same must pay their debts to the under signed, and all Dersons havinz claims against the Estate must present the same, duly verified, within the time prescribed by law, otherwise tnis notice wm De pieaa in Dar or meir recovery. H. P. JOHNSON, CHAS. S. JOHNSON. Oct 28, 1887. 6w Executors. A Printing Office at Auction. ASSIGNEE'S SALE. On Monday, Dec. 5th, 1887, I will sell at pub lic auction at 12 o'clock, at the court house, in the city of Charlotte, N. C, Ihe CHAKLU I TiS OB SERVER NEWSPAPER Printing Office, Job Office and Book Bindery. The Printing Office consists of all necessary appliances for conduct inc the Newspaper. Job Printing and Book Bindinar 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, Liberty Job Press. Eighth Medium Baltimore Jobber (new) and a large assortment of body and display type the whole forming one of the . . . t- .i .j1 . .. . most complete jrrinung ouims m iue oiatc. Also, a lot of Stationery consisting of Blank Letter Heads, Bill Heads, Statements, &c. At the same time and place. 1 will sell all un paid Accounts, Notes, Judgments, &c , due Chas. R. Jones, or the C harlotte Observer, re maining in my hands on that date. Terms of sale. Cash. For any information address the undersigned at Charlotte. N.C. H. A. DEAL, Nov. 4, 1887. 5w Assignee. Administrator's Notice. Having qualified as Administrator cum testa mento annexo upon the Estate of Mrs Amanda H. Reid, deceased, I hereby notify all persons indebted to said Estate to make payment to the undersigned at once; and all persons holding claims against the same will present them within the time prescribed by law, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. JNO. R. ERWIN, Nov. 11, 1887. 6w Administrator How to Act at a Fire. In a lecture before the Society of Arts, London, A. W. O. Ghean gave the follow ing concise and simple directions how to act -on the occurrence of fires. Fire re quires air; therefore, on its appearance every effort should be made to exclude air shut all doors and windows; By this means fire may be confined to a single room for a sufficient period to enable all the inmates to be aroused and escape; bat if the doors and windows are thrown open, the fanning of the wind and the draught will instantly cause the flames to increase 171th extraordinary rapidity. It mast never be forgotten that the most precious moments are at the commence ment of a fire, and not a single second of time should be lost in tackling it. In a room.a tablecloth can be so used as to smoth er a large sheet of flame, and a cushion may serve to beat it ront ; a coat: or any thing simular may be used with an equal ly successful result! The great point is presence of mind calmness in danger, action guided by reason and thought. In all large houses, buckets of water should be placed on every landing, a little salt being put into the water. Always endeav or to attack the bed of a fire; if you can not extinguish a fire, shut the window, and be sure to shut the door when mak ing good your retreat. A wet Bilk hand kerchief tied over the eyes and nose will make breathing possible in, the midst of much smoke, and a blanket wetted and wrapped around the body will enable a person to pass through a sheet of flame in comparative safety. Should a lady's dress catch tire, let the wearer at once lie down. Rolling may extinguish the fire, but if not, anything (woolen preferred) wrapped tightly around will effect the desired pur pose. A burn becomes less painful the moment air is excluded from it. For sim ple burns, oil or the white of egg can be ueed. One part of carbolic acid to six parts of olive oil is found to be invaluable in. most cases, slight or severe, and the first layer of lint should not be removed till the cure is complete, but saturated by the application of fresh outer layers from time 10 time. Linen rag soaked in a mix ture of equal parts of lime water and lin seed oil also forms a good coating. Com mon whiting is very good, applied wet and continually dampened with a sponge. Acquainted with the Cobpse. The train carrying Mr and Mrs Cleveland stopped early one morning at a way sta tion in Ohio for water. Waiting there was an elderly farmer, who showed great curiosity to Bee the President. "Can't I see Mr Cleveland ?" he asked. "No, he's asleep, and no one can see him," was the response. "I would like so much to see Mr Cleveland," persisted the old man. Something in his tone struck his interlocu tor and he asked : "Do you know Mr Cleveland ?" "No," responded the farmer, "but I was well acquainted with the gen tleman he hung in Buffalo some years ago." The story was afterwads told to the Presi dent, who enjoyed it heartily. Mortgagee's Sale of VALUABLE REAL ESTATE. By virtue of the power conferred upon us by a Deed of Mortgage made by L. A. Vanderburg and J. W Vanderburg to us, which deed bears date the 9th day of December, 1883, and is re corded in the office of the Register of Deeds for Mecklenburg county, in Book No. 34, page 418 et. seq., we will sell at -public auction, at the Court House door in the city of Charlotte, on Monday, December 12, 1887, at 12 o'clock, M., the Tract of LAND particularly described In said Mortgage Deed, containing about seventy seven Acres, same being that portion of the old '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 & Duls, Attorneys. Nov. 4, 1887. 6w NOTICE. Public Sale of Land. By virtue of a Decree of the Superior Court for Mecklenburg county, 1 will sell to the high est bidder, at the Court House door in Charlotte. N. C, on Monday, the 5th day of December, 1887, all that Tract of LAND, lying on the A. & J. Air L.ine Kailroaa about 3 miles from Char lotte, adjoining N. J. Winget, . J. Garrison and others, containing about 113 Acres, and known as the Land of James F. Moody, deceased. Said land will be offered in lots and as a whole, so as to make sale on the highest aggregate bid. Terms One half of the purchase money in Cash; balance in note with approved security, payable after 12 months with interest at 8 per cent. HUGH W. HARRIS, Nov. 11, 1887. 4w Commissioner, Public Sale of Land. By virtue of a Decree of the Superior Court for Mecklenburg county, I will sell to the high est bidder, at the Court House door in Charlotte, N. C , on Monday, the 5th day of December, 1887, all that Tract of LAND, lying north of the Tuckaseege Road, about 3 miles west of Charlotte, adjoining W. S. Rhyne and others.con taining 50 Acres, and known as the Land of the late R. B. Davis. This land will be offered in lots and as a whole, so as to make sale on the highest aggregate bid Terms One third of purchase money in Cash; the balance in note with approved security, paya ble after 4 months, with interest at 8 per cenv HUGH W. HARRIS, Nov. 11,1887. 4w Commissioner Public Sale of Land. Bv virtue of a Decree of the Superior Court for Mecklenburg county, made at Fall Term, 1887, I will sell to the highest bidder, at the Court House door in the city of Charlotte, N. C, on Monday, the 5th day of December, 1887, that Tract of LAND lying in Berrvhill township, said county, adjoining lands of J. S. Collins, J. H. Tevepaugh, G. L. 8adler and others, con taining about one hundred Acres, and known as land of J. W. Brown. On the place are good imDrovements. makinsr the land valuable for farming purposes. Terms of sale Cash. The sale will be sub ject to confirmation by the Court. HUGH W. HARRIS, Nov. 11, 1887. 4w Commissioners. Public Sale of City Lot. By virtue of a Decree of the Superior Court for Mecklenburg county, 1 will sell to me nign est bidder, at the Court House door in Charlotte. N. C. on Monday, the 5th day of December, 1887, that Lot of LAND, about 99 feet by 198 feet, lying on the N. E. corner 01 u. ana 7tn streets, designated as Lot No. 690 on the Map of Charlotte, and known as the Lentile property. Terms One half of the purchase money in Cash; the balance in a secured note payable after 6 months, with interest at 8 per cent. HUGH W. HARRIS, Nov. 11. 1887. 4w Commissioner. A TbieyiJur, Monkey. , t . . i I Alfonso Terraveccfei is an Italian. He is also a so-called trainer of monkeys and occasionally tries h hand at domesti cating a bear, in which it is said he is very successful. " AHonso, in addition to a family of teven monkeys, has at borne on Cedar street a wife and three children, the whole of them comprising a happy family. The- monkeyf make their home, an especially dirty'One, in the cellar, while the more fully evolved beings reside on the floor above, bat this does not pre vent an interchange of courtesies between the two families One of the monkeys is quite a pet with the children, and is al lowed to roam about the house at will. He is quite young, is gentle and answers to the name of "Tista," an abbreviation of "Battista." On Saturday last Alfonso,- the trainer, rtceived a sm of'rir6hy the proceeds of the sale of a monkey and he carefully, as he thought, put the money in a trunk. On Monday, desiring to pay a bill, he went to the trunk and found that two $5 bills were missing. A closer search failed to show any signs of the money, aud then the monkey -trainer let himself loose. He raved and stormed, he called down ven geance most dire upon the bead of the thief, he alternately accused his wile and children of taking the money, and in his rage he kicked the bottom out of the trunk. Alt these demonstrations,- how ever, failed to bring back the missing piastres, and Alfonso was just upon the point of going to the Fourth police sta tion to lodge a complaint of larceny against some person unknown, when the little daughter, five years of age, who had been visiting her friends in the cellar, came up-stairs with the fragments of a $5 bill in her band. The irate lather pounced upon it, and learning where she found it be descended ' to the monkeys' abode and at once commenced a domi ciliary investigation. After a long search he found one of the bills intact in a pile of rubbish, but the missing portion of the other has not yet come to light. While the man was hunting for the money "Ti6ta" kept up an indignant chattering, but seemed to watch for the result of the search with great earnestness. Whether quick retribution overtook the quadru mane or not has not been ascertained, but "Tista" no longer roams about the house, and he is now ignominiously chained to the cellar wall. Judging from bis for lorn expression he seems to realize the enormity of his crime. Birds of Paradise. These birds are the most beautiful in all the world, with their splendid plumes, that have every rich color in them, just like precious stones. In old times these plumes were worn on ladies bonnets. The natives of the East Indies; where they are mostly found, prepare the skins, with the leathers all on and then sell them for a good deal of money. Birds of Paradise were once called "God's birds." Do you wonder? There a great many varieties, more than eight thousand; and they all have the same popular scream. Every morning before you were up, if you could be in the forest where they live, you would hear their "Wank, Wank, Wok, Wok." as il they were calling all the other feathered tribes to be up and doing ! The "Ki Paradise" is the largest of them all. Seventeen feet from the bill to the tip of the tail. Think ot that for a bird ! Almost as long as three men put together. Its breast is covered with the richest shades of purple and violet, with soft straw-colored feathers all over its head and neck. In the early spring, when these birds are fully dressed, they get together before the sun is up and have their "dancing par ties," as the natives call them. Choosing a tree with very wide branches and large leaves, they lift their wings, stretch out their necks, and raise those gorgeous plumes, keeping them all the time in mo tion. As they move from branch to branch the whle tree seems alive with these changing colors. Wouldn't you like to see them in the land where they live? Perhaps you will some day ! Mrs. O. Hall. .. Tub Cigarette. The unusually large number of young men who. have been committed to the State iosane asylum of Michigan in the last year and a half has led to the discovery that almost all of them smoked cigarettes to excess.' In many cases it is said to be absolutely cer tain that cigarette smoking was the cause of the insanity. It is also reported that a prominent society young man in Detroit has beec made deaf by cigarette smoking. : 2T. T. Sun. Mortgage Sale. By virtue of a power contained in a Mortgage made to me on the 23d day of February, 1885, by W. A. Smith and wife, and recorded in Book 40, page 463, in the Register's office, I will sell at public auction, on Monday, the 12th day of December, 1887, at the Court House door in Charlotte, a valuable Tract of LAND lying on both sides of the Lawyer's road, eight miles from Charlotte, adjoining the lands of R R. King, Jos. McLaughlin and others, containing 55 Acres. Terms, Cash. J. W. HOOD, Nov. 11, 1887. 5w Mortgagee. SALE OP PROPERTY. By virtue of the powers conferred in two Mort gages or Deeds in Trust one executed by M. M. Phifer and W. F. Phifer to H. C. Jones, as Trus tee, to secure a debt of one thousand dollars, principal, to J. M. Clement, which instrument is registered in the office of the Register of Deeds of Mecklenburg county, in Book 21, page 58; and the other executed by W. W. Phifer, W. F. Phifer, Geo. M. Phifer, Minnie W. Phifer and Codie W. Phifer, to secure the same debt, which instrument is also registered in same office in Book 33, page 10, to both of which reference is made for greater certainty ; and, upon both, de fault has been made and the same have become forfeited ; and by virtue of an older of the Su perior Court of said county, the undersigned will sell for cash at the Court House door in Charlotte, on Tuesday, the 20th day of December, 1887, at 1 o'clock P. M., that Tract or Parcel of LAND, lying in Mecklenburg county, within and just outside the north-eastern limits of the city of Charlotte, and on the east bank of Phifer's HOI Pond, on Sugar Creek, adjoining the lands of D. P. Hutchison, M. M. .Orr, Baxter Moore, Philip Whisnant, Mrs Sarah J. White and others, containing 105 Acres, more or less the same being theTract of Land conveyed by Deed by Joseph H. Wilson to M. M. Phifer. 8ee Deed recorded in Book 14, page 70. - H. C. JONES, Nov. 18, 1887. 5w Trustee. i ''. North Carolina's Gem-Bearing Ground. Some years ago Edison, the electric wiz ard, was convinced that platinum existed iu -North Carolina. He sent William Ear! Hidden, an accomplished mineralogist, in search of it. Professor Hidden little knew at the time bow full of results to him that pursuit of platinum would be. He oould not find the desired mineral, but he found something far better. .Being in Alexan der county, a quiet part of the State, many miles from a railway, he was directed by Mr J. A. D. Stephenson to the gem bear- ing ground, and looking a little more nar Towly, found some of the gems. He pur chased some land, returned to Edison, and reported bis vain quest of platinum, then came back to North Carolina. He went to work to develop his mine. .Sinking a shaft in a simple way, he gradually made the opening larger until superficially the mine represented ,;tbe- aspect of a stone quarry. Out taken unnumbered gems one hitherto unknown. To this Mr J. Lawrence Smith, of St. Louis, an eminent soientist, gave Hidden' name, and "Hid denite," the equivalent of the diamond in value, became instantly the fashion. Its tender tinted green crystals, its intense hardnesB and its new beauties when cut, were only some of its charms. From the day of its discovery to the present it has been a hopeless task to supply the demand for it. Every Hiddenite found is already purchased long in advance. But strange as is - this flashing green miricle of the earth, the place of its birth its still stranger. The laborers who are working in the mine handle their picks with the greatest care. They are on the watch for "pockets." Possibly for an hour the digging goes on and no "pocket" is struck. Presently the pick goes into an opening, with tender fingers the earth is particularly removed and finally the miner feels with his hands every portion of the walls of the opening, with tender fingers touch little crystals that are bo imbedded in the sides of the pocket that their points project outward. Ihey are carefully picked out. Perhaps all are beryls, per haps there are a dozen kinds of gems, or yet again it may be that there are only Hiddenites. Sometimes gems worth hun dreds ot dollars are thus taken Irom one pocket. Boston Globe-Democrat. Recognition and Favor. Gratitude is a graoe by far too rarely found. The story of the lepers in a book which reveals not only more of the divine nature, but more of human nature, than any other, represents the usual sad dis proportion of gratitude in the world. The lepers were peculiar in the misfortune of leprosy, but not peculiar in the other mis fortune of ingratitude. Every feeling grows by expression; hence we should Btrive to increase our appreciation of fa vors by every possible acknowledgment of them. Yet a great many favors are habitually accepted by us is a matter of course, and if not entirely unacknowledg ed, are very carelessly and indifferently re ceived. . A domestic said once, in speaking of 1 deceased mistress with respect and affeo tion, "It was a pleasure to do anything for her, for whatever it was, great or small, she' always had a bright smile, and hearty 'Thank you.' " "Why do you suppose Madam B. has so many friends?" asked a young girl about an aged lady who received great many visits and tokens of remembrance. "Every body seems to like her." "I can give yon one reason," answered her aunt; "she is always grateful for every kindness, and shows that she appreciates even the slightest favor a flower the loau of a book,- whatever it may be by prompt and neartielt recognition ot any attention, any personal thoughtfulness on the part of others." Why Men Fail. Few men oome up to their highest meas ure of success. Some fail through timidi ty, or lack of nerve. They are unwilling to take the neks incident to life, and fail through fear in venturing ou ordinary du ties. They lack pluck. Others fail through impudence, lack 01 discretion, care or sound judgmeLt. They over-estimate the future, and build air castles, and venture beyond their depth, and fail and fall. Oth ers, again, fail through lack of application and perseverance. They begin with good resolves, but soon get tired of that, and want a change, thinking theyesfndo much better at something else. Thus they frit ter life away, and succeed at nothing. Others waste time and money, and fail for economy. Many fail through ruinous habits; tobacco, whisky, and beer spoil them for business, drive their best custom ers from them, a,nd scatter their prospects of success. Some fail for want of brains, education, and fitness for their calling ; they lack a knowledge of human nature and of the motives that actuate men. They have not qualified themselves for their oc cupation by practical education. A Remedy for Poison Cak. Dr. S. B, Brown. U. S. N.. Mare Island. Cal.. be lieves that he has found a specifio for the eruption caused by contact with poison oak, &o. He writes: "This specific is bromine. I have used it with the same unvarying success in at least forty cases, The eruption never extends after the first thorough application and it promptly be gins to diminish. Within twenty-four hours, if the application be persisted in the patient is entirely cured. I uBe the bromine desolved in olive oil, in cosmoline or in glycerine. The - application with glycerine is painful, and 1 thins possesses no advantage to compensate for irritation The strength of the solution is ten to twelve drops of bromine to the ounce oil, need by rubbing gently on the affected part three or four times a day, and especial ly on going to bed at night. The bromine is so volatile that the solution Bhould be renewed within twentv-four hours of its preparation." tpIf a chimney or flue catches on fire, close all widows and doors first, then hang a blanket in front of the grate to exclude all air. Water should , never be poured down the chimney, as it spoils the carpets. Coarse salt thrown down the floe is much better. . Varieties of the Bear. There is among Western men much con troversy as to the various kinds of bear nhabiting our Western Alps; but the number of those who, from personal ob servation, are capable of forming an opin ion is very small. In the first place, for all the sanguinary talk around the stove, there are not a great many men who have made a practice of banting bear at all. One such incident as that which occurred two years ago in the Big Horn scares a good many. A poor fellow there came on a small cinnamon bear feeding on an elk he had killed, lie fired and wounded it; the bear retreated, and he followed. Coming up with it again, he fired when the bear charged him. Trying to reload (be used, beard, a single-shot Sharp rifle), the ex tractor came off the empty shell, and, of course he was defenseless. He evidently drew his knile and used it desperately: for when they found him the bear lay near him, dead, with many knife-wounds in it. but it had killed him first. In short, both on account of the danger and by reason of the great difficulty of seeing them, it scarce- y pays to hunt bear alone, lnere are comparatively few men, I say, whose opin ion is worth much ; and some of these seem to have an idea that, for the credit of the mountamiand they love so well, they are bound to people it with as many species of bear as they can. Now. as a matter of fact, I believe that almost all the bears ranging in the Rooky Mountains occasion ally breed together ; certainly brown and black sometimes dd. Our party once shot a black bear with a large brown cross ex tending from the tail to the back of the head and down each shoulder. Just as certainly the brown and grizzly on occa sions intermarry. My hunter assures me ne has snot gray cubs with a brown sow. 1 may be wrong, but i cannot myselt see any difference sufficiently marked to war rant the idea that the oinnamon bear of the Rockies is not the coarser, larger brown bear, the result of some crossing between the grizzly and the brown. "Then, some men insist that among the gray bear there are no less than three distinct varieties silver-tip, roach-back, and grizzly. As I have said before, I cannot say anything about the California grizzly, thougb I do not think, from skins I have examined, he differs materially from his neighbor of the auntains ; but as to these differences of color indicating a distinct variety I can not believe it. ICev. W. S. Hainsford, n Scribner 8 magazine. Lives of Married Women. American women marry too early and live too Becluded. Many are scarcely out of school before they have settled down as wives and housekeepers. The cares of a family are devolving on them before they have the Btrengtn and nerve to per form them. One reason that our female ancestors lasted longer and had better health, that their minds were not so much taxed nor the nerves bo highly strung, They had the full use of their powers Their physical health was better; their constitutions stronger. Those that had much mental activity generally bad suffi cient physical exertion to counter-bal ance it. Most women know not enough of the laws that govern health and of the dis eases incident to their sex and children. How often do we see peevishness mani fested by a sickly wife and mother that, by a knowledge ot tne laws of health and strict observance of them might be strong and healthy, and fitted for her responsible and arduous duties I The maiority of married women, with families of small children, need more relaxation and a greater variety of innocent recreation. Many of them become so chained down in body and mind by the mention of house hold cares and labor that their health and spirits sink beneath tne load, and in ap pearance, strength and spirits they grow prematurely old. Some housewives suffer much annoyance from bad servants, and some perform drudgery for which they are unfitted. The indoor labor performed by many American women is astonishing, What affects the body influences the mind. When one is worn and irritated it acts on the other. English women usually have better servants and more of them. They are trained thoroughly for the special de partments of house and kitchen work. English women walk and ride more, marry latr, and have by nature better constitutions. Virginia Penny. A Real Horned Snake. Dr. Fitzgerald : I have for a long time been a silent admirer of your nice paper, but seeing in it to-day the article about the horned snake, I wish to say that there was one killed on onr place. My father was at that time (about four years ago) renting. 1 saw tne snake alter it was killed, and distinctly remember the horn at the end ot its tail. ine snake was about the size of a chid'a wrist, and very long. I remember seeing one of the men who killed it measure it by putting it (stretched to its fall length) up to his chin. He was a very tall darkey so yoa may imagine the snake was pretty long. I have forgotten its color. My brother had it staffed. When seen by the two men who killed it (one was a white man) they said it was rolling down the hill like a hoop. I do not know that this part of it is true. But I know it was a horned snake. Strange to say, I have never heard of another of this kind being killed any where about here. It was not one-eighth of a mile from our bouse and adjoining farms. With kind regards 1 am your well-wisher. K. H.Bedford County ', Ala. A Clevbb Cbank. A Maine pbysi cian say. that one day he saw a big crane standing on .log that floated 1 near the shore on the Kennebec river. Ihe crane had captured a large bug, which he dropped into the stream, so that it floated down past him, and then grabbed it and asrain repeated the performance. He kept this up for nearly half an hour, and then a pickerel darted up from below after .. mi - 1 . 1 . v ,1 tne dd?. inis was luaw wuai tue viru had been waiting for, and the next mo ment the fish was down his throat, and be was winging his way slowly up stream 52" For a sore throat, cut slices of fat. boneless bacon. Deeper thicklv and tie around the throat with a flannel cloth. The Moon. Polk Lore of all Nations Touching Night's (Jueen. " -The most interesting relio surviving from the primeval superstitions of .the world is the popular belief in many coun tries that the spots on the moon represent human beings. . Everybody knows that our lunar satellite is inhabited by a man with a bundle ot sticks upon his baok. who has been exiled for many centuries, and who is so far off that he is beyond the reach of death. Dante calls him Cam ; Chancer speaks of him as undergoing pun ishment up there for theft, and gives him a thorn bush to carry ; whereas Shak speare, whilst assigning to him a thorn load, by way of compensation gives him a dog for a companion. The general belief, however, was that his offence was not stealing, but Sabbath-breaking. Like the gentleman mentioned in the Book of Num bers, be wasoaaght gathering sticks on Sunday, and, as an example to mankind, was pilloried in this conspicious place with the objects of his quest bundled upon his back. Another legend identifies him with the figure of Abraham the act of carrying fuel for the contemplated sacrifice of his son, while the Jews have a Talmudical story that Jacob is in the moon,' and that his face is occasionally visible.' The belief in the moon-man varies in different countries. The Swedish peasant ry explain the lunar spots as representing a boy and girl bearing a pail of water be tween them, whom the moon once caught in her horns and carried off into the hea vers a legend current also in Icelandic mythology. A German tale says that a man and a woman stand in the moon the man because he strewed briars one Sun day morning in the church path, the wo man for making butter on the same day. The latter carries her batter tab, the for mer his handle of thorns. .The Dutch have it that the unhappy man was caught stealing vegetables. The natives of Cey lon have a hare instead of a man in the moon, the hare having aohieved that high honor by jumping into a fire to roast him self for the benefit of Buddha. The Chi nese represent the moon by a rabbit pounding rice into a mortar. Their my thological moon, Jut-ho, is figured by a beautiful young woman with a doable sphere behind her head and a rabbit at her feet. The period of this animal's ges tation is thirty days, which, as Donee sug gests, may typify the moon's revolution around the earth. The nursery-rhyme credits the gentleman up there with a visit to the earth, on occasion he took a fancy to some pea-porridge, which he was in such a harry to eat that he burned his month. A second after he struck the earth he "asked the way to Norwich," but we are not informed whether he reached his destination. According to the classio tale, the youth in the moon is probably Hindymoin, beloved of Selene, and that's why so much "spooning ' is occasioned by the round-faced orb of night. Egypt a moon, with a figure in the disk, represents the little Norus in the womb of his mother, Isis. Plutarch says sibylla is in the moon, and Clemens Alexandrinus quotes Serapion to prove it ; thus, it must be true. An Australian legend says the moon was a native cat, who fell in love with some one else's wife, and was driven away, to won der ever since. Among the Esquimaux the sun is the maiden and the moon is her brother ; and the Kbasias of the Himalaya say that the moon falls every month in love with his mother-in-law, who throws ashes in his face; whence his spots. I can't help thinking now that these Khassias were trying to go the Amerioan humorists one better, ine iuaiays believe that tne moon is a woman and the stars her child ren; whereas, in ooutn America they cap this story by the assertion that the moon is a man and the sun is his wife. It will be seen by the above facts that these na ture myths differ rather widely in the sex they assign to the moon also to the son for that matter but, at the same time, they are curious survivals of that ancient and venerable philosophy which sought to explain the mysteries of creation by putting an assortment of animals in the moon. In olden times many people actually worshipped the moon at least I am told bo, and I have no reason to doubt the fact, seeing what those people in olden times were capable of doing. Worshipping the moon was decent compared to worshipping apes and geese, which they used to do on the banks of that Nile "which flows through hush'd old Egypt," according to Leigh Hunt, who wasn't tormented by importunate Arabs with yells of "back sheesh" when he visited the country. Ihe Jewish law ordered the man or woman to be stoned, with stones till be died who "hath gone and served other gods and worshipped them either the sun or moon, or any of the host of Heaven." In Egypt' ian theology, too, the moon was regarded as a personal divinity of enormous sway in fact, almost equal to a goose; while in the earliest Aryan theology we find the moon an object of adoration. Among sav age tribes it is still worshipped, and num erous omens are sought from its changes. Dr. Tyler tells us bow the negro tribes welcome the new moon, and with what droll gestures the Guinea darkeys greet !1' tbm"1 a.ba" " 0S:t0'Vr I'Tl ,? ilfiS tone limes luuuu-wui ouip wm iwuw in England, just as sun-worship was the faith of Ireland. The form they gave ber was that of a beautiful maid. In Europe, in the fifteenth century, many were in the habit of paying obedience to the new moon with bended knees or hat removed ; and, as Dr. Sam Johnston says, it is true even now that "it has great influence in vulgar mZn .J repeated th. Lord'. philosophy." According to Valiancy the Praver. at the conclusion of which they exclaimed : "May Thou leave as as Thou hast found as." Tbey still make the sign of the cross, repeating ths accompanying words, imagining that by will gain what they wish lish ssy when the moon a fine moon, God help her. this aot they for. The En is fall, "It if Learn to think fast. The human hr.;n i. anhlA of liorhtninor-like applica tion, and there is no limit to its rapidity of application when rightly and directly ap plied.