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Tins Papbr is 44 Years Ou
CHARLOTTE, N. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 1896.
VOLUME XLIIT NUMBER 2240.
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY
Terms One Dollar cash in advance.
Entered at the Post Office in Charlotte, N.
as second class matter.
DRS. McCOMBS & GIBBON,
DESIRE TO INFORM THE PUBLIC.
That they havd this day entered into a copart
nership for the
PRACTICE OF MEDICINE,
Aiarcn 10, iowo
NO. 4 SOUT8 TBYON STREET, CHARLOTTE, N. C.
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER.
Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Sil
ver and Silver Plated Ware.
tW Special attention given to Fine Watch
Jan 25, 1895.
6DRWELL, WALKER & CANSLER,
ROOMS NOS 5, 6, AND 13, LAW BUILDING,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Jan 4, 1895.
DR. E. F. KEERANS.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Okkice 7 West Trade Street.
Nov. 2, 1894
DR. GEORGE W. GRAHAM.
OFFICER? WEST TRADE ST.
Prafipp limifprl rn Ew "Rnr "Nnsfl I
JOHNSON & POPE.
-:0:-43 South College bt -:0:-
The largest- stock
presses. Saw mills,
ve iters and pumps,
kinds of machinery.
April 3. 1896
of cotton gins, boilers,
mowing machines, liar-
Come in or write. All
JOHNSON & POPE.
HUGH W. HAKRIS,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
Office, Nos. 14 and 16 Law Building,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
.July 6, 1895:
I. OSBORNE. W. C. MAXWELL, J. W. KEERANS.
OSBORNE, MAXWELL & KEERANS,
Attorneys at Law.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
tJT Offices 1 and 3 Law Building.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts.
Oct 20, 1895.
DRS. M. A. & C. A. BLAND,
CHARLOTTE, N. C. "
No. 21 Tbtok Bthxkt.
CHAS. H. DULB
Attorneys at Law,
Charlotte, N. C.
Prompt attention given
trusted. Will practice in
to all business in-
all Courts of the
fiTOfflce No. 12 Law Building.
Oct. 7, i896.
H. N. PHARR.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office No. 14. Law Building.
Prompt attention to all business intrusted,
tioecial attention eivn to claims. Practices in
3tate and Federal Courts.
Jan. 6, 1895.
Cattle Owners i
liisten ! The best possible Cattle Food is
MANGEL WURZEL BEETS .
We have the seed of Lane's Imperial and White
Sugar, Plant now !
R. H. JORDAN & CO.,
April 17, 1896 ' ' -
GO TO ALEXANDER'S
NO. 216, NORTH TRYON STREET.
Keeps a well assorted stock of all articles usualy
kept in a Drug House
J. E- ALEXANDER.
The Poor prescribed for free.
April, 8. 1895.
QUEEN CITY HOTEL.-
In visiting Charlotte,
Don't fail to stop at the Queen City Hotel,
Corner EasTTiS igPoUege 8ta
July 6, 1895.
W J MOORET P'r-
"ce ltjaat Trade Street ; 4 llorth Tyon
.! of Walter R. Henry.
....ti claims to have the strongest
a world, bandow not excepted.
j is Henry Holtgrewe. and ho
t only the gold medal of the
hio for heavy lifting, but aao
low gold medal for feats ' of
Sandow gave the latter to him
itbs ago, with the direction to
gainst all comers, and he is
wearing to defend it against
himself. He is 33 years ot acre.
and was torn in Osnabruck, Prussia. He
came to Cincinnati 12 years ago.
XI I ' U a. II . . t
ju.o io auuut uvb iee& biz locoes in
height. His chest expansion 19 an inch
more than Sandow's. and he is one inch
more around the muscles of the arm. He
can lift dead weights with one band that
other strong men cannot lift with two.
One of his feats is to lift a dumbbell
weighing 305 pounds with one hand, and
put it above his head, then to let one
man of 150 pounds bang to each end. He
takes a 200-pound dumbbell, puts it
straight over his head with one hand
and lies down upon his back and rises
again without letting the weight touch
the floor. He takes a 250 pound dumb
bell, puts it across his neck and shoulders
and balances a man on each end, two
others midway, and one in the center,
and walks backward and forward across
Recently he bad built a platform after
the style ot Sandow's. It weighs 200
pounds. On this he places his dumbbells
which weigh 1,600 pounds, and eight
men who weighed 1,400 pounds, and lift,
the whol e weight with his shoulders.
Ajs Trustee of John P. Lon g
Under and by Deed of Trust, executed to me by
E. A. Ramsour and husband, Q- A. Bam-
sour oi tne uounty or MecKlenourg
and state of .North Carolina, and reg
istered In Book 97, page 551, Register's office,
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, 1 will
sell at Public Auction, at the County Court
House door in the City of Charlotte N. C, on
Monday, tbe 13th day of July, A. D. 1896, at 12
o'clock M., the following described Real Estate,
Biiuaie, lying ana Deing in mecaienuurg vuuuiy,
.. i - . i . 3" r ii i f . .
Nortn Carolina, in unariotte lownsniD;
A eertain house and lot in ward 2, square 12U
of the Citv of Charlotte. North Carolina, and
bounded as follows: Beginning at the south
East Cornf r of Third and
Third and Myers Streets, and
runs with South Third street 165 feet, back to
J P ILone's line. Thence with his line and para-
lei withMvres street 55 feet to the division
fence, J.P. Long's line. Thence with his line and
Daralel with said Third street 165 feet to Myers
street. Thence with Myres street 55 feet to the
beginning corner, and being part of lot, number
one in the Dlot of the lands of J. P. Long and
others, and recorded in tne ttegister s omce ior
said countv in book 84, page l, Keierence io
which is hereby made for a more perfect discrip
tion. Terms cash.
JAMES C. LONG. Trustee.
June 10 1896. 5w
MELLON & SHELT0N
BOYS, BOYS, BOYS'
SUITS, UP TO DATE.
New and Pretty.
Socks, Collars and Cuffs.
The Best Goods and Low Prices.
COME TO SEE US.
NEXT DOOR TO H. BAKUCH
Extra wide, very light, cool,
and comfortable. Every
pair wakkai?ted. Elastic
on vamp, with bow.
PRICE 50 CENTS.
These shoes are made of English serge,.
Some call them "Prenella," some
Lasting." and some simply
clot a." They are equally ?
good with either name,
and always cost the "
Make no mistake in the place, lou can
get them nowhere else so good at the price.
Mothers who fear cramp.colds, caughs. ectgou
c find nothing better than Goose Orease. Rab
S?nty of it on throat and chesV nd you will
rtf Tf von are not pleased with
malts take bott!e hick and .get youtinonev.
For sale by all druggists and JT9
nnLa Grease Liniment Co., Greensboro, N. C.
f o3oJQk- u-ii -"-" iff'"1
BOYS AND GIRLS'
D B P A R
"The Saloons Have Got my Boy."
When Rev. George R. Sturart was once
preaching in Kentucky, there came down
tbe aisle one night a poor Irish woman
with an intelligent face, crying out in her
own pecular way, showing the deep ; an
guish of a mother's heart. "Mr. Stuart,
Mr. Stuart, tbe saloons have got my boy!"
Tbe preacher's heart ached, and the large
congregation was moved when' be said:
'How many women in this great congre
gation can bold up their hands with this
poor woman?" You should have seen
the hands that went up showing how
many mothers were having the same sad
experience, borne ot them .were nanas in
kid gloves; some were white tender hands
while some were bare and quivering
hands. The preacher said: "Men of
Kentucky, I don't know what kind of
stuff you men are made of; but I am of
that kind of stuff to stand by tbe side ot
those sad and stricken women, with their
uplifted hands, and help them to save
their boyB out of the clutches of the
dreadful saloon." And numbers of men
pot up, and many cheered.
Meaning of Flowers.
Mint :.s a simbol of virtue.
The peach blossom indicates submis
The bell flower is symbolic of grati
The horse chesnut is indicative of lux
The American cowslip indicates devo
The honeysuckle symbolizes a bond
The candytuft is an emblem of indif
The box is regarded as symbolic of
The cala lily is emblematic of feminine
The primrose is in hingland an emblem
The arbor vitee is indicative ot un-
The china aster is set down as indica
tive of remembrance.
The oat plant in Italy is regarded as
emblematic of music.
The red carnation in Spain is regarded
as emblem of dispair.
The myrtle plant has always been re
garded as an emblem of love.
The pink is considered in tne soutn oi
France symbolic of pure affection.
The lotus in India is embiematio otiue;
. -r- ... l a 1 a
in ancient .Bgypi it was a ueam uuwer.
The white daisy is emblematic of inno
The purple columbine, in both England
and Scotland, is symbolic of determina-
In the South of France the handing of
a sweet pea by a young woman to a
young man is a polite way of stating that
she is tired of his company. '
Some Foreign Fun.
Wife, reading a paper "Poor Mr.
Henpeck is now freed of all trouble and
Husband "is that so? l did not snow
that his wife was sick; when did she die?"
Wife -Oh, you wretch, It is be who
AN AWFUL THINO!-
'Wbat is the matter, Doctor? You
have been rather restless for some time
past and don't seem to look right.'
"xes. sir: mere is someming wrvug.
Just think! my wife has riow the same
servant girl for four months and seems to
- - m 1 .UAiL!
be satisfied, xnere is sureiy somemiug
not. right there."
IN THE MAYOR'S OFFICE.
Doctor "Yes, my dear friend; you
must not sleep so much."
Patient "But my dear doctor; 1 can
not give up my position.
THE MONEY QUESTION.
Wealthv Uncle "Now here is
bill, but it is the last one
Nephew "That don't matter, uncle;
I'd just as soon take gold or, silver."
Judsre "You are
accused of having
stolen a whole cake from the back kitch
en of Mrs. Newwed; what have you to
say for yourself?"
Prisoner "lour Honor, nooouy eise
would have eaten it."
"But, my dear captain; you pay com
niimonti and I know vou are put a
... . . J tl.ll. otViTT T
"That is just it, mauam; iuia wu
The Care of the Birds.
Our Dumb Aaimals.
This is the"season of the year to take
cava of the birds. They are rearing their
little families and to 'rob a nest is to be a
-fthhr fvF, the worst sort, oeeause Dirui
Knnnt defend themselves, and until lates
ly there was no law 'to protect them. See
how industrious "they are. A thrush is
oo,ri tn rortrk nineteen hours in order to
unnnlv its little family with food, and du
rincr this time it feeds its young two hun
dred and sixty-six times. Blackbirds
work seventeen hours, and the busy tiU
mnnaa anra&dg four hundred and seven
teen meals a. day for its hungry children.
Their food consists largely ot caterpillars,
Rftrfv are the fara erY best friends. There
1 -r v . . " . A .u
U.A Uf na (in wnit wn C1D IU Bo iuo
small birds from being robbed or killed.
A full line of Surgical Instruments at Mannfac-
nail and examine them.
ta- Mailorders will be promptly attended
n r tctt k yj a- nr
Aft. vvf4Ml rnrnrn -ww.
Sept 20,1895- .
T M E l T.
A BUSINESS ROMANCE.
It Is The Story it the Riseoi a Humble
Young. Man. -A
young - inan who was working a
clerk in an importing house had occasion
frequently in the course of buisness to call
at a certain large manufacturing estab
lishment. The head of the concern took
a faney to him: One day he ' asked the
young man w ha, salry be waa a getting,
what his, chances f prombtfonVere and
so on. lie. was told and then said to tbe
young man that he thought there was a
better opportunity for him in his office
than in the honse where he was then em
ployed. The young man replied that he should
ofecurse like to better himself, but that
his engagement would not promit him to
leave for some time to' come. Tbe head
of the house said be thought be might in
duce his employer to let him go. He ac
cordingly rote a note to the senior part
ner of the importing house, with whom
he was on intimate terms, saying that he
had formed a likeing for tbe young man,
that he believed there was a better open.
ing for him in his office and asking that
be be released. Tne next day te young
man came back with a letter in which
his employer, while expressing regret at
loising bis services, said that he rocog
nized the larger opportunity offered him,
and, as be didn t want to stand in bis
wav. released him. Tbe clerk went to
work in his new position and so con
firmed his employer's good impression
that his promotion was rapid. He went
from one responsible position to another
until he was next to the manager of the
house. A short time ago tbe manager
died, and "our hero, now no longer a
young man of coarse, but still in tbe
brimeof life, took his place at a salary
very nearly if not quite as large as that
of tbe presibent of the United States.
IS ew York Recorder.
A BEAR STORY.
Some Well Known Young -Men Encounter
a Bruin with Feathers.
The Democrat bus intelligence of a
really dreadful eccunted with what was
at the time supposed to be a bear. The
scene of-the conflict lay in South Clinton
township, near Matthis' station. Mr.
John Hoke and several ladies under his
chaperonage 'were in the woods picking
huckleberries when they heard an unus
ual noise. They lent it their ears and as
certained that it came(trom a pile oi trees
that were blown down, and interlapped in
an adjacent jungle. It was at once con
cluded that a bear was at hand and say
ing a sort of grace before dining upon Mr.
Hoke and his party. With this idea, the
procession moved rapidly out of the
woods and reacnea tne open in a panic
stricken condition. Mr.
who lives near by, and is an officer of the 1
Sampson .Light Infantry, was miormea, i
and be conscripted bis neighbor, boo wu
son. and set out with Mr. Hoke to find
bear. On the way, Messrs. Claude Holli.
day and Lutrell Culbreth of Clinton were
met and enlisted, they are also members
of the Sampson Light Infantry. Mr.
Matthis carried the only gun in the troop,
while the others were armed with axes,
hoes and other agricultural Jraplemeats
The expedition presented some such ap
pearance as a squad 01 conuneniais on
their way to Bunker Hill. The enemy
was presently located, and it heard the
tr&mn of the bovs marching. From under
i ha lnrraname antrrv snorts of defiance. A
council of war was held as to how to get
the animal out. Mr. Wilson was given
the trun and stood unon a high log, as he
thought out of danger. Messers. Holliday
and Culbreth also took stands upon , a log
while Mr. Matthis stirred up the jungle.
A large black object made a lunge in the
direction of Mr Wilson who in consequ-.
lost his balance and feu off
h irr atirWinor himRalfand the gun in
the mud. The log on which Messrs.
Culhreth and Hollidav stood sliped from
under them and tore off through the
wnnrla as fast as it could go. In fact the
ntire vieintv. bear and all. moved quicK-
- . . .
lv out of sight. Mr. Matthis showed
mn vftinr than rl lRnretiSn and throw his
a-u v w w -
axe into the den of the monster and out
it came in the shape of an old fashioned
buzzard, blowing ana Dealing wiugo
at a fearful rate. It had a nest under the
log and was simply making demonstra
.0 . . - J , . mu:
tions in delense 01 its younge. auib w
the bear that caused so much consterna
tion and loss of time, and this is the story
of it as related to the Democrat.
He swallowed a Saw-Mill.
Tnm met an old friend, who was for
merly a prosperous young lumberman
ud in Nortben Minnesota, but whose bad
habits of drinking brought him to a pretty
"hard-.up". condition, .although be has
since reformed and is doing better.
"How are you aksed Tom.r "iretty
wfill ihanlr von but I have lust seen a
doctor to have him examine my throat."
'What's the matter?" ..Well, the doctor
coulden't eive me any encouragement
At least, he could not find what I want to
rtnd." What ' did vou expect him to
find?" "I asked him to look down my
throat for the sawmill and farm that had
gone down there in drink." "And did he
sea anvthing of it?" "No but he advised
me if ever I got another mill run it by
Old people who require medicine i to regulate
the bowels and kidneys will find the true remedy
in "Electric Bitters. This medicine docs not
otimnUt and contains no whiskey nor other in
toxicant, but acts as a tonic and alterative. It
.m. AxT nn the stomach and bowels, adding
I strength and giving tone to the organs, thereby
1 .iriinir Nature in the nerfonnance of the func-
5 tions. Electric Bitters is an excellent appetize-
. nA HiirMtion. Old DeoDle find it lust ex-
to t ctiT what tbey need! Price fifty cents per not-
1 ,1 t. Rnrweli fis Dunn wholesale and reta
I . .
drag store;- . '
On Hatteras Bar.
The.night was wild, the breakers churned,
In heaven's vast shone not a star,
Alone tbe Light, mist-haloed, burned
On Hatteras Bar.
From out the. scabbard of the dark
There flashed a sudden blazing brand.
And grasped by some' puissant hand,
'Twas thrust against a shrinking bark
With so dire, deadly, damning might .
'Twas broke to fragments dazzling white
Thenrdenscr sunkNthe lurid air,
And, stabbed, the ship clang reeling there
The ocean massed its ancient strength, ' .
And hoarser raved the savage gale; ' "
To shreds was rent each helpless sail;
The breakers swept the vessel's length;
It lurched and, ghost-like, through the gloom
It shivered vanished to its doom.
Tbe souls that in the sad winds moan -
Where lay at morn that shattered spar!
That sob where plangent seas intone
On Hatteras Bar.
Henry Jero me Stock ard.
Lived Like a Pauper, Died Rich
Miss Elizabeth B. Cook, of Bridgeport,
a little hamlet in Fayette county, Penn.,
always lived as tbongb she were a pau
per. Recently she died without medical
attention or friends present, and the ex
act circumstancss of the death are not
known. She was found lying upon tbe
floor some time after her deaths Dr. H.
J. English was made administrator, and
he got a firm ot attorneys to look around
and see what ber few effects amounted to.
The inventroy of tbe estate shows that
she was the owner of over $22,000 of
bank stock. She also had over $28,000
in cash on deposit, and was tbe holder of
10 shares of stock in the Pittsburg, Vir
ginia and Charleston railroad company.
Nearly $2,500 in gold coin; and $100 in
silver coin and bank Botes were found
sealed up tight in an old fruit can in ber
home atter her death. The property
will tiO to nephews, nieces, and grand-
nephews and grand nieces. ,
Fibroid Ovarian and many other forms
of tumors are cured by electrolysis -and I
other means without resort to the knife
at the Invalids' Hotel and Surgical Insti-1
tute, uunaio, a. i. uniy rareiy it is
necessary to resort to Surgical Operation.
Send 10 cends for pamphlet and references
Address, World's Dispensary Medical As
SPECIAL , COIjUMri .
Notices inseited at 5c per line for each insertion
When wishing to know what space your no tjee
wiU make, allow 8 words for a line.
YES. we are alad that some new names
have been added to our correspondent list,
We want a correspondent from every post
t th,: ntJ nil ndmininn muniies. We
WirirUandAhau that will furnish
artnh .noob nf hlAh Hhll- )
3 - .'. ..I
e personal, social and political
Good, come some more. Democrat.
CANDIDATES A. M. McDonald. J. W.
Vxobb, and J. Arthur Henderson, for Register
of Deeds. Z . T. Smith; for Sheriff.
WANTED To talk with poor boys, who
would like to attend a night school free of
I charge. Call at this office.
TTTANTED A correspondent in ev
VV borhood in Mecklenburg county.
y. We want
the Church, the Social and the School news.
News letters must reach the office by Wednes
day noon. The DEMOCRAT.
TTTE WANT you to go and see Mellon &
D. Collin's ad
this week. He is,
as ever, on the move.
s0 TO Geo. Mesaer's shoo for first class
V T horae-nhoeinr You will find Andie J. Stew
ard, the borse-shoer at his shop on W. Trade St
in rear of Marble yard, No. 212.
ttt a TIT KTi A nnrreBnondent at everv DOSi-
w office in Mecklenburg, Gaston, Union,
Lincoln. Iredell. Stanley. Cabarrus. York ana
Lancaster Counties, write to ine uemocrat.
THE FINEST lot of watches, rings, and all
kinds of fine jewelry on band now.
Special attention is paid to repairing Call in.
John E. Shell.
ttt anted-' To sell veu an tne collars, sniriB
a mm . m 1 f A
VV cuffs, umbrellas and hats that you
wantat low prices Mellon &
Shelton, next to
H. B aruch'a
WHAT did you
line of drags
Blair has a full
in great quantities."
ri VJ U i vlllul ri X o
I hereby announce myself a candidate for tbe
office of Sheriff of Mecklenburg county, subject
to the action of the Democratic primaries and
county convention. Z. T. SMI U.
FOR REGISTER OF DEEDS.
I hereby announce myself a cannldate for the
office of Register of Deeds, 01 Mecxienourg
countv. subject to the action 01 the Democratic
nominating convention. J. W. COBB.
May 21, 1896.
FOR REGISTER OF DEEDS.
I hereby announce myseii a canaiaaie ior uw
office 01 Kegister 01 ueeas. ""--s
- .. . t-1 k..
county, subject to the action or
nnminatinar convention. A. M. MCDUriAXiU.
vm nrnTUTRR OI DEEDS.
T-.nnonnmvaelf a candidate for the
office oi Kegisier 01 u. -
n-t, .nhiact to the action of the Democratic
. . .. : 1 m MR.min
YUIC13 iu Wivu yi "
J. ARTHUR HENDJ.K3U-1.
CHURCH AND WOMAN'S
D E P A R
HE WAS HER TASK MASTER-
For Him She Toiled Until She Droned
Atl anta Journal 18th, .
The divorce mill was pat to work again
this morning in tbe superior court and
ground out separaration for something
more than an hour. ,'Two material knots.
were untied within that time, the story
brought out in one showing that a young
girl who married a much older man
found herself an old man's slave instead
of an old man's darling
It was in tbe application of Mrs. .Louise I
- . .
Tilly, who sought a divorce from her hus
band, Koland U. Tilly, to whom she was
married in 1870. . She is the daughter ot
Mr. Jones.a well known and wealthy far
mer of Gwinnett county, who was the
Populist candidate for state treasurer.
He is worth in the neighborhood of $100, 1
Mrs. Tilly states in ber petition to the
court that she was not quite 19 years oi
age when she was married to Roland
Tilly, who was a man much older than
herself. She had been reared by wealthy
and indulgent parents who had given her
a gooa education ana naa never requirea
W 1 . ft J
her to do any hard work. On account
of her husband being older than herself
by several years, she looked up to him
and gave him the same degree of re vers
ence she was wont to give to her lather.
WORKED UNTIL SHE WAS OVERCOME.
They settled on a farm given ber by
ber father.and then ber husband required
ber to cook.wash.iron and milk the eows.
When she was not engaged in this wort
he bad her out in the field doing the work
of a common farm band. This she was
forced to keep up for four years, the
length of time she remained on the farm.
When it was too wet to chop tne cotton
her husband made her go into the field
and thin it out with her fingers. Often
when at work she would be overcome
w;th fatigue and would sink down beside
uq row to reBt. In a very few moments
6he would be aroused by her husband's
vOi0O calling her, Well, Lou, don't you
think your hoe has rested long enough?'
Dnrini? that four vears. Mrs. Tilly al-
leges, every article bought by her or by
ber husband was bought with money re
alised from the sale of chickens, butter
and eggs raised br her, and that tbe
. : j. .i. .
profit. la aCditfon to all the work1 she
did on this larm she spun ana wove ner
husband's clotbining and many things the
or dinary wife never dreams of doing
MADE A, HOTEL. DRUDGE.
enu oi wur yea iiw. x...jr ojro
, , t 3 r -"if rpril
I -J J A M M Mf
sne was persuaueu iu eu vu ia,mu
M - a Pl v"?
Springs, io mis iney nveu
time. They sold it at a profit and put-
I II LILT 111 IB WlllU HUB ISUIUUUBI ivm
. ll.:. :U oAmalnflAW 1 0 f frtm
the sale of the farm, a hotel in
Snringa was Durchased by ber husband
and run in bis name, aitnougn sne man
aged the place. She did the scullion work
and tbe cooking, she says, and when
guests wanted clothing washed she was
reauired to wash it by her husband.
. Finally tbe hotel was sold and Mr.
Tillv took the money and went in busi
ness in Chattanooga where ne iauea. xie
- - TT
started again and again tailed, loosing
about 14.000. They came to Atlanta
where some property was bought witn
' " . .. ...
the wreok of their fortune. Here they
agreeed to a separation and they did sep
arata several vears ago. one men sueu
for a divorce.
"SLAV U NDIR A MABTCR."
Mrs. Tillv alleges that her husband
has none of the finer qualities of manhood
and is without appreciation for a wife ex
ceptsofaras she is able to druge ana
slaverand make money for his use. Dun
ing her married life she says she never
had aov neace ana was tnreatenea as u
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she had been a slave under a master in
stead of a wife under tbe protecting care
of a husband.
The iurv. granted the divorce. There
in some litigation in the case over the
property which has not as yet been set
The Occupation of Wife and Mother.
Two Republics, City of Mexico.
A woman was sworn as a witness in an
El Paso. Texas, oourt the other day, and
crave her occupation as that ot "a wile ana
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mother. x he Bit raso xxeraia says mo
court smiled. Perhaps if the woman bad
renlied that she was a public lecturer on
th6 ri0 ofdown-trodden:women,an ad-
TOCate 0f bloomer-dress reform, or even a
concert-nan Bioger, me wur. wuumU.
have smiiea. Dut gone on wua aia uubi-
ness. xrue, in tnis generation ui iouibic
emancipation, when so many women
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have their time completely ta-en in iasn-
ionable slumming, -attending Friday
morning cluband discussing the amel-
ioration of the sex. it does souna
strange to hear a woman plead guilty to
the crime ot being a wile ana moiner.
This ocapation. in tbe sense that the
world has known it lor ages, is oecommg
old fashioned and out of date. The new
fads which have grown up leave no room
; for the cradle and trundlesbed. bins are
being trained to believe that for several
thousand years man has experienced an
autocratic authority over the weaker
sex, and they are taught to write essays
on equat rignw.
1 1 a An.r.' ih ifA An itist
ia much toward making the world move
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I .ionc- as the type-writer girl or tbe fes
I .9 Wk.ili. a nt wnman
would be better conditioned with the
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elective jiuvu m jv.- ....
th- axneriment would decide. It wonld
certainly do no great harm, for even with
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1 many wuw wwu .w.. r
and refinement of the fireside to being
rvlitieallv beimattered. Bat if tbe bars
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are to be let down, so that women may .
occupy all the avenues of men, there
ought, in fairness, to bo a division line so
that the women whom men lovo to court
and to fight for, to show special defer
ence to and protect, with their lives if
necessary might sit apart from the man.
woman who wants to be a justice of the1
peace and exercise all the functions pos- -sible
of tbe male. The man-woman has
no demand for special consideration from
the real man, on account of her sex, for
she'ba8 renounced it.
Let us hope, though, that the raco of
the oldsfashioned womanly women is not
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to do immediately extinot.
pride themselves on being good wives and
good mothers. Laying asside as rather
out of date tbe commands for women to
obey man in all things, it eertainly is still
not insistent lor woman to obey ber high
est instincts, which are material' The
El Paso judge ought on reflection to be
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thankful to have met a woman in his
court whose high ambition was to be a
good wife and mother.
Profanity a Tyrant.
A man uses oaths and blasphemous -
imprecations because he recognizes the
need of strong laguage. but is so poorly
equipped that he cannot make it strong
with simple respectable English.
Man is denied by sin and hence he for-
gets God and indulges in blasphemous
and profaned language. He is either in
different to what God teaches" and re
quires or he is forgetful ot the solemn
declaration of God as to . tbe fate of the
swearer. "And the dead were judged
out ot those things which were written
in the books, according to their works."
It would be remarkable but for its fre
quency that men should swear and out
rage God, their maker. There is a com-.
plete want for reverence when a man
forgets God and tbe proprieties and de
cencies and uses tbe language of tbe slum
and "swears like a trooper" or tbe foul
mouthed blasphemers. It is an awful
bait to fall into. No man is to be excus
ed for suoh offences against God and . de
cency. No man not beastly in nature
wyl swear in tbe presence of a pure,
noble woman. This shows when he
swears in tbe presence of ministers of
the Gospel, before tbe aged, and among
real Christians, that he is lacking In
proper breeding, is very deficient in rev.
erence. It is a very imperfect character.
that is without proper reverence for God
for character, for what is manly and
good and noble. No sensible man who
reflects but must admit that he gives no
force or dignity to his opinion by putting,
in most offensive explentives that shock
the selta-espectmg and morally upright,
and lowers his own dignity, and sell re
spect. We doubt if a man of decent.
manners and proper regard lor self ever
8 wears and thinks who does not regret
and condemn tho vile habit and deplore
the easy slavery he wears. A true gen
tleman should eschew prolan lty - as he
would a house of pestilence, He should
reguard the properties, should respect
age, should not wantonly offend Chris
tians by a vile tongue filled with awful
profanities which must be met in, the
world beyond. 2o profane babbler win
ever enter Heaven. ;
The Episcopacy of The Presbytery.
Nashville Christian Advocate.
We have a great admiration for our
Presbyterian brethren. They are a won
derful people almost equal to the metno
dists. If by any means our church should
ever go to pieces, we might be compelled
to seek a resting place among the disci
ples of John Calvin, provided always
they did not try to force tbe decretum -
horribile down our throat, xnere is no -amount
ot sugar coating that could ren
der that pill palatable. Perhaps Brother
Landrith would be kind enough to make
room for ns among the "Cumberlands."
Who knews? For the present, however,
we are very comfortable, thank yon, and
have not tbe faintest desire to seek new
It is a facLoften overlooked that there
is a genuine episcopal element in tho con
hi. 1 in i ll in 1 ' a.ain a a en kj w aa ibu avu a a
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As far at least as the theory goes, the
seperate presbyteries have much of the
authority that among us exercised by tbe
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OlSnops. XI 10 wuuiu vueir power, iui
av amnio tn ffrnnn t.ntrBth r nastor
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less Churches, and to determine wnai
methods shall be adopted for supplying-
them with preaching of the. gospel.
Withoat lbe consent, moreover, of the
-,rMDvter- concerned, no pastorate can
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be either initiated or terminated.
feel sure that if these features of the
Presbyterian economy were, vitalized and
magnified they would add not a untie to
the efficiency of that potent religious or
True Measure of Responsibility.
Soaday School Times. - r
An act is to be measured by its conse
quences. IN ot wnav ms.ny
what comes ot it, settles tne
its importance. LettiDC go of
hand is a simple matter, out 11 tne tuna
is held back fromjthe precipice or a river's
bankty that grasp, tbe child's death fol
lows that simple act. To keep silent
when we Bee a man moving thoughtless
ly in the direction of a coming railway
train is not much in itself, but it may be
a life and death matter to him in its con
sequences. Giving counsel to a youth in
our charge is important according to the
results of suoh speech, or such omis-
sion, the youth who is lnnuencea dv
influencea by oar
1 conne with reference to him. 11
coarse with reierence vo mm. i w
know what results will follow our action
we are clearly responsble accordingly.
If we merely act thoughtlessly, we can
not be free ot blame. In any event, we
should realize that responsibility is not
limited by the surface appearance of our
speech or aotion.
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