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CHARLOTTE, N. C, ; FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1887.
VOLUME XXXVI. NUMBEK 1836
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rules of the P. O. Department.
uTc. ECCLES. GEO. W. BRYAN.
ClIARLOTTf, If. C.
The largest and most centrally located Hotel in
Newly painted and . refurnished. Electric
Bella and Electric Lights. The Central and
ECCLES & BRYAN,
Aug. 5, 1887. Proprietors.
J. P. McCOMBS, M. D.t
Ofters his professional services to the citizens of
Charlotte aud surrounding country. All calls,
both night and day, promptly attended to.
Office in Brown's building, up stairs, opposite
Dr. Annie L. Alexander,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Practice limited to diseases of WOMEN and
CHILDREN, and attention to Female patients.
Office, at Mrs Latham's, 214 South Tryon
street, nearly opposite the Post Office.
Charlotte, May 27, 1887. tf
1. II OR WELL. P. D. WALKER.
BURWELL & WALKER,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts
tW Office in Law Building.
HUGH W. HARRIS.
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts,
Office, First door west of Court House.
Oct. 17. 1885.
P. I. OSBORNE. W. C. MAXWELL.
OSBORNE & MAXWELL,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts.
IS" Offices 1 and 3 Law Building.
July 3, 1886. y
HAMILTON C. JONES. CHARLES W. TILLETT.
JONES & TILLETT, '
Attorneys at Law.
Charlotte, N. C.
Practice in the Courts of this District and in
Richmond county. Also, in the Federal Courts
of the W estern District.
Aug. 12, 1887.
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
-Offlce No. 12 Law Building.
Oct. 7, 1887.
W. W. FLEMMING. E. T. CANSLER. T. N. WINSLOW
Flemniing, Cansler & Winslow,
ATTO liNEYS-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. P. BASON,
Attorney at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
tW Will practice in the State and Federal
Courts. Office No 16, Law Building.
Jan. 14, 1887. y
DR. M. A. BLAND.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Office in Brown's building, opposite Charlotte
Gas used for the painless extraction of teeth.
Feb. 15. 1884.
J. W. BYERS.
Physician and Surgeon
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
Will attend all calls, either night or day, in the
C3f Office on Tryon St , next to Buford House.
luiaulerjce 309, West 5th St., near First Presby
Oct. 14, 1887 y
DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Practice Limited to the
EVE, EAR AND THROAT.
Jan. 1, 1884.
HOFFMAN & ALEXANDER,
CHARLOTTE. N . C .
Ufflce over A. R. Niabet & Bro's store. Office
nours from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M.
Tryon street, near Wristorit Drug Store,)
Charlotte, N. C.
Practical Watch-Maker and Jeweler,
Keeps a full stock of handsome Jewelry
flocks, Spectacles, &c, which he will sell at a
Dealer in Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, Jewelry
silver and Silver-Plated Ware, &c.
Repairing of Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, &c.
done promptly, and satisfaction assured.
IST Special attention given to fine Watch
Aug. 19, 1887.
Complete Stock and Lowest Prices
Shoes, Trunks and Valises.
PEGRAM & CO ,
June 2, 1887. 6 South Tryon street
The German Cure for Diphtheria.
At the first indication of diphtheria in
the throat of a child, make the room close.
Then take a tin cap and poor into it a
quantity of tar and turpentine, equal part.
Then hold the cap over a fire so as to fill
the room with the fames. The little
patient on inhaling the fumes, will fall
asleep, and, when it awakes it will cough
op and spit out all the membranous mat
ter, and the diphtheria will pass off. The
fames of the tar and turpentine looses the
matter in the throat, thus affording the
relief that has baffled the skill of physi
cians. The remedy it simple and parents
should cut this out and preserve it.
By virtue of a Decree of the Superior Court in
the Case of T .T Diilin nnrl ntipro a era i not Tama
Furr and Qjbers, I wULell at the Court House
door in the city of Charlotte, N. C, on Monday,
the 7th day of November, 1887, at 12 o'clock, M.,
io me mguesi Diaaer, mat certain piece of
LAND conveyed by A.M. Hall to Wm. Bal
lard, bv Deed dated .Tanimrv 4th 1H7K inHnirio.
tered in Book 13, page 278, containing 'ninety-one
ouu uuc-uau .acres, less imriy-one Acres allotted
to Mrs S. R. Ballard as her dower being sixty
and one half Acres. Said Land is sold for parti
tion. Terms Cash.
Oct. 7, 1887. 5w Commissioner.
OP CITY LOTS.
By virtue of a Decree of the Superior Court for
Mecklenburg county, made at Fall Term, 1887, 1
will sell to the highest bidder, at the Court
House door in the city of Charlotte, N. C, on
Monday, the 7th day of November, 18S7, those
certain HOUSES AND LOTS OF LND
situate on the N. E. corner of B and Fifth streets
in said city, known lately as the property of W.
F. Cuthbertsob, deceased, and designated as
1st. The Dwelling and Lot fronting 63 feet on
B street and running back with 5th street about
2d. The Dwelling and Lot, adjoining the
above, fronting about 68 feet on 5th street and
running back parallel with B street 99 feet.
Terms of Sale CASH. The Lots will be of
fered separately and afterwards as a whole, in
order to make sale on the highest aggregate bid ;
and the sale so made will be subject to confirma
tion by said Court at February Term, 1888.
HUGII W. HARRIS,
Oct 14, 1887. 4w Commissioner.
LAND FOR SALE
In Steel Creek Township.
I wish to sell my interest in the Tract of
LAND on which I now live. Said Tract is
situated in Steel Creek Township and contains
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.
Oct. 14, 1887.
SALE OP LAND.
By virtue of authority granted to me by MjL.
Harkey and wife, by a Mortgage dated March
22, 1879, and duly registered in the office of the
Register of Deeds in Book 21, page 209, I will
sell at the Court House in Charlotte, on Monday,
October 31et, 1887, at 12 M., for cash, the Tract
of LAND described in said Mortgage, to-wit :
A Tract of about 200 ACRES, joining the lands
of Sol. Harkey and others, and being the tract on
which M. L. Harkey lived at the date of said
Mortgage, and where he now resides.
D. S. TODD,
Sept. 30, 1887. o'w Mortgagee.
I will sell my Plantation, two mile3 from
Beattie's Fordwith fine Residence. Healthy
place and the Land always produces good crops
of every kind when worked. The Tract con
tains about 200 Acres, wltn good iiarn, btablea
and Tenant Houses. If desired, I will divide the
Tract or add to it to suit purchasers. Terms
easy. For particulars cali on me, or Mr J. L.
Jetton, who will take pleasure in showing the
W. B. WITHERS,
Davidson College, N. C
Sept. 30, 1887. tf
Having qualified as Executors of the last Will
and Testament of the late J. Star Neely, all
persons having claims against the said Estate are
hereby notined to present trie same to us tor
payment on or oeiore tne lutn day or uctooer,
1888. or this notice will be plead in bar or a re
coverv : all persons indebted to said estate are
notified that payment will be required.
THUS. W. IXnULiX,
JANE M. NEELY,
Oct. 7, 1887. 6wpd Executors,
By virtue of an Execution in my hands in fa-
vorof W. J. Moore vs. J. M. Grier, I will sell at
the Court House door in the city cf Charlotte, N.
C. on Monday, the 7th day of November, 1887
at 12 M., all the said J. M. Grier's reversionary
interest or rieht. title and interest, in a certain
piece of Land in Mecklenburg county, adjoining
the Lands of M. A. Sample, Hi. J. J4.urKeno.au ana
others, containing 101 acres the same being
land allotted to Lydia oner as ner aower.
T. d. uuujfUiK, oneriii.
Sept. 9, 1887. 9wpd
TO THE PALL TRADE.
Our Stock of PROVISIONS and GROCE
RIES is now complete.
Tn rnsli hnvers we offer irrent inducements
Don't fail to give us a call, as all we ask is a
trial. Have just received,
ROLLS Cottou Bagging,
500 Bundles TIES.
500 Barrels Flour,
150 Bags Coffee,
50 Barrels Sugar,
50 Barrels Molasses,
50 Boxes Bacon,
200 Boxes Tobacco,
100 Boxes Soap,
100 Packages Soda,
200 Bags Salt.
SPRINGS & BURWELL.
Sept. 2, 1897. Charlotte, N. C.
inct nnt in fttfwtr nnrl nt nrirpfl much lower than
ooma liAAa havil PVPP flTTHrfHl ML. LiOUB. Bb
them and examine quality of Goods and see they
are all cut verv iuji, wuicn every uiauuiutium
fines not do.
Examine Goods, Examine Prices.
This wppt will make extra inducements in
nil Silk Goods, both Colored and Black; and if
vou want one come and see our big Stock and
prices. We will offer you beau'iful Jet Trim
mings for same.
Tis Time for Winter Wraps
Bring the Children, for we have Wraps for all
ages and. prices for them. Don't fail to see our
imported Goods, -different from anything else in
Big Stock Misses' and Boys' Ribbed Hosiery
in Black and Colors. And don't forget our
Just in, new Patterns lor November. Lots of
HARGRAVES & ALEAXNDER,
Oct 21, 1887. 33 East Trade Street
When Sumac Glimmers Bed.
Across the sky cold clouds are driven,
from tree and shrub bright leaves are
And at my feet are spread:
Around me, gaudy flowers gleam yellow,
Fair Nature's still most royal color,
When sumao glimmers red.
The gentian in the marsh is hiding.
There till the first cold frost abiding,
15 j bidden waters fed;
Through glistening leaves fall shyly
n bluest dress is still entrancing,
When sumao glimmers red.
The timid swallows southward turning.
For brighter suns and flowers are
Mourning the glory fled.
For now how soon is autumn waning.
And now how fast is winter gaining,
VY ben Bumac glimmers red.
Sadly I turn irojm autumn's splendor
Of leaves that glow in sad surrender,
And whisper, "Youth had fled."
Vague shadows of the past close round
Sorrow outlived again hath bound me
When sumac glimmers red,
Elissa M. Moore.
Wintering Bees out of Doors.
Mr Robert James, in Colorado Farmer,
in relation to wintering bees out of doors
in Colorado, says :
"Having assured yourself the bees have
enough food to last them until spring and
the combs have been spread out a little to
enable the bees to cluster more closely
together and maintain the required tem
perature, and before putting the cloth over
the frames, place crosswise the lrames,
three or four pieces of wood, three-fourths
to one inch square. Then put on your
cloth, gunny sack stuff of two or three
thicknesses will answer very well. rill
your cap or cover with chaff, and replace
in proper position. You now have your
bees snug and warm for their long rest, so
far as the inside goes.
If wintered out-doors in their summer
stand, protect three sides of the hive with
straw, leaving the front entirely clear, ex
cepting the entrance, which should be con
tracted to about one inch square. If you
have a tight board fence around your bee
yard, which, by the way, is very necessa
ry and would pay, especially in Colorado
where there is much wind in the winter
and spring months, you will need less out
side protection, possibly none. Set your
hives close to the ground, say two inches
above it. centainlv not more than four. If
you thus go into winter quarters with a
good lot of bees and a good queen, in the
spring your colonies will be found in good
condition, ready for the work before them
the coming season.
Having qualified as Executors of the Estate of
V. Q. Johnson, deceased, all persons indebted to
the same must pay their debts to the under
signed, and all persons having claims against the
Estate must present the same, duly verified.
within the time prescribed by law, otherwise
this notice will be plead in bar of their recovery.
U. tf. JUiUNBUiN,
CHAS S. JOHNSON,
Oct. 28, 1887. 6w Executors,
I have a lot of EVERITT IMPROVED
SEED WHEAT; Also, a lot of FULCASTER
WHEAT for sale.
Send in your orders.
J. W. WAD3WORTH,
Charlotte, N C
October 14, 1887. 4w
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 Sponing and Blasting Powder,
Dynamite and Water Proof Fuse always cn
hand at bottom prices.
HAMMOND & JUSTICE.
Oct. 21, 1887.
All Notes and Accounts due us and not paid
by November 1st next, will be put in the hands
of an Officer for collection. On account of the
death of our Mr E. S. 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
SPRINGS & BURWELL.
Sept. 16, 1887.
We are going to settle up our old business at
once, and those who are indebted to us must not
be surprised if they find their
Notes and Accounts
In the hands of an officer for collection. Come
right along and save cost
ALEXANDER & HARRIS.
Charlotte. Sept. 30, 1887. 8m
Snecial Joint Meeting of Com
missioners and Justices of tne
Peace of Mecklenburg County.
At a meeting of the Commissioners held on the
4th of October, 1887, it was ordered that the
Chairman of the Board notify the Justices of the
Peace "of the countv (by advertisement in two
newspapers published in the city of Charlotte) to
meet the Board of Commissioners of the county
in iaint Session at the Court House in the city of
Charlotte, on the first Monday in November,
1887, for the purpose of considering tne pro
priety of building a new Stockade for the safe
keeping and comfort of the County Convicts,
and if necessarv. to authorize an appropriation
from the County Fund for said purpose, and to
transact such other business as may come before
Everv Justice of the Peace of the county is
specially requested to be present
By order of the Board. T. L. VAIL,
Oct. 7, 1887. 4w Chairman
Averill Ready-Mixed Paints are considered
the best. For sale by
W. M. WILSON & CO.,
Paid in Cash
or Trade, at
ROSS & ADAMS'
Book and Stationery Store, No. 17 8. Tryon St
Praise and Flattery The Difference.
It is a difficult matter to know how,
when, and in what measure to give praise.
Some never give any praise. That is un-
amiable. - Others - give a great deal too
much. That may be something , as bad.
The characters of both the party who is
in the way of praising and the party wbo
is in the way of being praised, call for
consideration before we judge of . either.
The habit of never or rarely giving praise,
even where it is due, and might do good.
may proceed from a coldness of nature,
and will theu be justly censurable ; but
it may be only the result of reserved and
diffident habits, in which case it is to be
excused; or it may be the effect of a de
liberate conviction that all praise does
barm, when, of course, we most set it
down as only an error in judg.ment-T.. ;,!..
The opposite extreme of too much and
too frequeit praise in short, flattery is
also not to be at ence and conclusively
condemned. When it arises from direotly
interested views, or aims only at playing
on a weak point in the character ot a fel
low creature, there is not a word to be
said in arrest of judgment; but, flattery
sometimes proceeds from a benevolent, a'
though it may ba injudicious, wish to
give pleasure; sometimes it is the genuine
result of an over estimation of -its object,
or an exaggerated notion of the merits to
which it relers. Here there may be error,
but .there is not ill intention; and flattery
given under Buoh circumstances is ob
viously a very different thing from the
flattery which aims at deceiving or turn
ing into ridicule.
There is also a flattery which persons
of a social disposition, and wbo themselves
love pra'se, give to others, in order to be
on good trms with them, and obtain a
good opinion and expression of friendly
sentiment in return. Here lhe motive is
not so good, but still it is far short of the
depravity of a treacherous and derisive
flattery. When we are, then, the objects
of flattery, or . wituees its being admin
istered to others, we would require to ex
amine and consider well the character and
circumstances of the person offering it, in
order to judge if the act be an offence
against good morals; and if so, how far it
is so. If it appear to proceed from base
motives, let it be treated with open con
tempt; if from the wish for a return, pass
it as a weakness; if from good
excessive appreciation, excuse
sake of its amiable source.
it (or the
How to Visit the Sick.
Here is a point seemingly so little
thought about, although a very important
one. Should you wish to visit an invalid,
eat a lunch aud go. should you be ad
mitted into the sick room, go, but make
your stay short, saying nothing but what
will be beneficial to the s'ek." Don't stay,
as so many do, till they are intirely worn
out with a train of nothings gone over by
you, and wish you to go away and never
to return. Remember a sick person is not
like a well person, aud persons waiting
on sick persons are generally worn out
and have enough to do without waiting
on you ; so go alter eating and go home
before the next meal, telling the cook
when you go your intentions, unless you
can be ot use. if so. do what you can in
the best possible way, then unless they
reauest vou to stay longer, your place is
not there. Visits and sickness do not go
together unless there are two or three
hired girls to wait on folks aod nothing
else to do. But this is a little expensive,
and it seems to me if we can't make it suit
to go between meals to visit the sick, we
had better stay away ; for I have so often
heard from the cook these words, or Bimi-
ar : "Un ! 1 am tired out waiting on vis
itors that won't turn a hand at anything
My work would be light were it not for so
many coming in just at meal time, causing
me so much extra work, to jast eat and
go again, pretending to visit the sick."
Such as these, I can assure you, you are
not welcome. Now there are exceptions ;
persona coming from quite a distance are
excusable, but they should be ready to do
more than your trouble.
I have attended the sick bed quite a
good bit, and have been perfectly disgust
ed at humanity, or the greater part of it.
On one occasion I remember I went to at
tend the sick, and once just as supper was
being prepared for the family, in stepped
couple, causing considerable trouble.
stayed until after supper, then almost im
mediately after (without ottering to help
in the least) offered excuse for not coming
sooner, and sorry they could not stay lon
ger, but would try and come again. They
left, leaving all wishing they bad not
come, and hoping they would neverreturn
on such visits. Daisy, in JNational stock
"It's $1,000 in your pocket," whis
pered the defendant's lawyer to the juror,
if vou can bring about a verdict of man
slaughter in the second degree. Such
proved to be the verdict, and tne lawyer
thanked the juror warmly as he paid him
the money. "Yes," said the juror, ' "it
was tough work, but 1 got there alter
awhile. All the rest went in for acquit
tal." Omaha World.
Sffrs. Query's Millinery Store.
Pall and Winter.
T.ftdips will find what thev want in our stock,
We do not offer to sell $1 Hate for 75 or 89 cents,
but will sell Hats and Bonnets, and all the new
Novelties for Trimming, or Hats or Bonnets
ready Trimmed, as Cheap for Cash as any store
in tnis or any otner ciiy.
We have also added to our Fancy Goods Stock
a full line of Embroidery Silks. Filling Silks,
Wash Etching Silks. Filoselle, Chenille, Arrasine,
Linen Specialties and Art Novelties, Zephyr,
Wool, eta, all at popular prices.
Mrs. P. QUERY & CO.
Sept 23,1887. ;
The "Olifer 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
We also have a large stock of Pittsburg Steel
Plows, Single and Double Iron Foot Plow
Stocks, at Rock Bottom prices.
HAMMOND & JUSTICE.
It seems nothing but natural, says the
editor of the St. Louis Miller,- for every
person, man or woman, to think the posi
tion they- occupy is just a little bit worse
than that of any one else. , And; they im
agine that if they could only exchange
places with some one else, what a relief it
would be. Mueb-oftbe worry and fret
ting in life is caused by a desire to ieenre
an easy place.
Saccess is only obtained by. earnest
effort. And this implies hard work of
some kind. And when yon are doing
hard work,. yon certainly cannot be con
sidered as having found an easy place.
It is those who do not make a success
that are always ou the lookout or hunt for
an easy place. . And after they find them
selves io positions where a little earnest
effort would considerably improve their
conditions, rather than make the effort
tbey allow themselves to make an easy
place for their individual comfort, and let
tne cnance sup. Many a young man, in
an effort to find an easy place, has allowed
opportunities to pass by whioh, if 'he
would have taken them up and added a
few years of ha d. well-directed labor.
would have placed him in a condition
where, if he desired, he might take upon
himself an easy place.
One item snould by no means be over
looked in tbis, and that is that many
places are like the ones you are occupy
ing, that is, they are very deceiving.
Utbera imagine that you are having a very
easy time as compared with theirs, and
tbey would gladly exchange with you,
while at the same time you are thinking
the same with them.
We often make our lot in life not only
harder, but considerably worse than it
really ia, by continually looking at the
dark side. We try to see all the draw
backs rather than trying to better our
condition all the while, and this at least
adds nothing to it. The fact is, if life
were all sunshine, if we all secured what
we might consider as easy places, it is
very doubtful if we would appreciate it as
fully as we do our present blessings.
Better wear out than rust out. Life can
be made much pleasanter if we would try
to make the best of everything, and then
when we are able to better ourselves, we
are in a condition to enjey better, it is
an impossibility tnat each and every one
of us snould be able to secure a place that
we might consider as easy. - Added to
this is the fact that much that we see is
deceiving, aud that if we fail to find what
we are seeking in making a change, we
are only breeding discontent instead of
It is certainly to tne interest of every
man to better himself or his condition
when he can do so honestly. inis is
what, to a oertain extent, we are all aim
ing to accomplish, but we will not be
able to reach this if, instead of earnest,
faithful wo'k, we devote our energies to
seeking out and obtaining an easy plaoe.
In a town in California there are two
men, Jones and Haskell, who are in the
diving business. The other day some
thing was to be dived for in the bottom of
a deep pool, across which a tree bad fal
len,' and the two men started out, one to
do the diving, the other to stay on land
and haul the diver out when he was ready
to come. Mr Jones was the fortunate one
wbo was to do the looking on and hauling
out. So when they reached the pool Mr
Haskell slipped into the water, while Mr
Jones sat down on the log and held the
rope by which he was to draw his partner
up when be felt a jerk, the signal agreed
As Mr Jones sat on the log holding the
rope aod looking as it he were fishing with
a stout line for a big fish, an Indian chief
named Kaweah, and his squaw came down
from the mountains, where they had been
gathering nuts. The chief stopped and
"You Ketchuin fish ?"
"No. not yet. was the reply, "but 1 ex
pect a bite pretty soon.
Kaweah was evidently much interested
and at once sat down on the bank to see
what sort of fish thewhite man would catch,
while the squaw quietly followed his ex
Pretty soon there came a jurk on the
rope, and the Indian became greatly ; ex
cited when he saw Mr Jones pulling heav
ily on the line. He rose to his feet and
was watching the process with the great
est interest, when suddenly Mr Haskell's
head, covered with the hideous one-eyed
diver s helmet, appeared above the water,
The mighty chief did not wait to take
a second look at this horrible nsb, but ut
tering a yell worthy to be called a war-
whoop, swiftly followed his equaw, who
was already fleeing panic-stricken from the
awful monster of the deep.
In vain did Mr Jones call after the
frightened pair hoping to explain each
call but served to increase their sped,and
it is probable that wherever else Chief
Kaweah aod his squaw may wander here
after, they will carefully avoid that pool.
Persimmons. In thinking of "small in
dustries" as one of the ways in which our
people may improve their condition, the
persimmon has not, perhaps, been even
thought of. And yet it is a fact, that by
proper selection and munipulation this
fruit could be made profitable source of
income. Who ever thought, 40 years ago,
that dried blackberries would become a
source of revenue to the people of this sec
tion ? And yet within much less time we
have eeen them shipped by the thousand
of barrels, and bringing in hundreds of
thousands of dollars to people who could
do little else than gather and dry tbem.
Selected persimmons, free of dirt, eaps and
seed, evaporated, and nicely packed would
no doubt find a ready market at remuner
ative prices. And the wood of the per
simmon tree is the best timber for many
purposes that can be found. It ia tough
and strong, and less liable to epnng out
of thane than almost any other timber in
our fields or forest Salisbury Watch
man. f - f " ;
Lj Some one has discovered that "a
mule cannot bray if & brick be tied to bis
taiL" It ia extremely doubtful if the man
wbo undertakes to make the combination
can do much braying praying or breath-
mg enner about tec minnie later.
A. Terrible Fight.
juiqnt M,ion ana ineir l rax ner jsaUUngi
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in a Case. I
A London cable dispatch to the New I
York Sun says : Early this morning there I
was a fearful and exciting battle in the I
jubilee exhibition at Liverpool, Delmoni-
co, the most plucky tamer of beasts, baa I
been exciting the nerves of the visitors for
a long time by trifling in a cage with three
big forest lions, live more lions, of a dif
ferent kind, bnt very big also, arrived
from Africa yesterday and were put at
oce into the big cage with the three ' al
ready at home there. They bad no train
ing, but Delmonico went in among them
and thrilled the crowd that filled the me
nagerie by an unusually sensational per
When he had donerMlleKora, hia
partner, went in with the lions and took a
little dog. This was repeated four times
during the day, and the five new lions
were too muoh stunned by the huge, noisy
crowd about them and the repeated visits
of the lady, gentleman, aod dog, to think
of anythiog else. Their astonishment had
not worn off, and they were still quiet
when left alone for the night by the at
tendants at 10 o'clock.
Shortly after midnight, however, the
menagerie was tilled with a frightful roar
ing and snarling, and a servant sleeping
on tne premises rushed in to find the big
iron cage rocking and the eight lions fight
ing furiously, rolled op into a huge dark
ball from whioh the blood-stained fur was
flying io all directions. The hnge beast
rolled over and over, dashing madly
against the sides of the cage and biting
pieces out of eaoh other with a ferooity
that was sickening. All the sights organ
ized to gratify man's fondness for fighting
would have seemed the tamest child's
play in comparison.
After awhile it became evident that
there were two distinct sides in the battle,
and the new arrivals were pitted at nnfair
odds against the lions who had been in
possession. The efforts of the servants to
seperate tbem only increased their fury,
and at last he rushed off for Delmonico,
who was asleep near by in Edge lane,
The trainer arrived half clad and found
his Hons bleeding fearfully, but still fight
ihe battle was narrowing down to a
duel between two -of the biggest lions,
which were rapidly biting each other to
pieces in the middle of the cage. Occa
sionally the battle became general, and
for a few seconds there would be a wild
jumble of snarling lions with a savage
crunching of teeth to tell how the flesh
was being torn. The appearanoe of Del
monico with a red-hot iron produoed an
effect, and all but the two chief comba
tants stopped fighting and crouched sul
lenly down, licking their bloody ' wounds
and snarling encouragement to the two
un theee in tbeir rage not iron was use
less, ever when applied to raw flesh. The
lions responded to the burning sensation
only oy tearing away at each otner more
At last Delmonico, fearing he would
lose his two greatest aotors, took a resolu
tion which would probably not bave oc
curred to any other man if the existence
of the entire animal creation had been
threatened. He entered the oage half-
clad as he was and shut himself in. He
next opened a door communicating with a
second cage and drove into it like so many
sheep the six lions that had been looking
Meanwhile the other lions were still
fighting, although muoh weaker. Delmo-
nioo s attempt to separate them were use
less. Ihey paid not the slightest atten
tion to him, and although in tbeir strug
gles tbey dashed against him, they were
evidently unconscious of his presence.
lieiore the tamer could form any plan to
separate them the fight ended of itself. The
big forest lion, who had been defending
his home against the five strangers, rolled
over on his back, growled faintly and died
as the other seized him again by the
throat. One of the front legs was gnawed
off completely, a hind leg was chewed to
a pulp, all of the mane and most of the
neck was bitten away, and the body was
covered with blood, as wai the entire
cage. There was not on the dead lion an
unbitten whole piece of akin large enough
to have made a glove. He had fought
for bis rights just as long as he had been
able to work his teeth and claws.
The viotor seemed at first inclined to
dash at the tamer and at the lions in the
neighboring cage, bat be changed bis
mind under Delmonico s eye, and after a
weak but triumphant roar over the body
ot his victim he retired into a corner and
moaned over his wounds. Although con
querer, be was not to be envied, liis
mane was gone and his body looked as
though an especially wicked harrow bad
been repeatedly dragged over it. Blood
trickled from a hundred ugly wounds, and
there is little hope that he will live. Co
nously enough, not one of the lions had
Us tail bitten on io the lray, which seems
to indicate that some code of honor exUti
among lions which prevents them - from
making each other ridiculous even in ; the
How to be a "Nobody."
It is easy to be nobody, and the Watch
man tells how to do it. Go to the drink-
log saloon to spend . your leisure time.
Yon need not drink much now, just a little
beer or some other drink. In the mean
time, play dominoes, checkers, or some
thing else to kill time, so that yon will be
sure not to read any useful books. If yon
read anything, let it be the dime novel of
the day. Thus go on keeping your stom
ach full and your bead empty, and ' your
self playing time-killing games, and in a
few years you will be a first class nobody.
unless you should turn out a drunkard or
a professional gambler, either of which is
worse than nobody. There are any num
ber of young men banging about saloons
just ready to graduate and be nobodies.
It would seem as thongh the chol
era ia bound to visit America bat whether
it will come to stay remains to be seen.
We are inclined to doubt its ability to
maintain a foot holt in this country, out
side of the crowded cities, and even there
with the proper precautions it may not
i become epidemic.
Lord Dundonald's Escane.
Lord DanomM (thn tnn.n .. Tr
Cochrane" was one of the bravest T and
ablest of the naval officers who rdaved
part in the long war whieh raged between
England. France and Soain in the end of
the last and the beginning of present cen
tury. He showed so much energy and ap-
plication, which are qualities as necessary
to tne seaman and physical courage,- that
six years after he entered the service as
midshipman he was appointed by Admir
al . jjord Heith to the command of the
Speedy, then cruising in the Mediterran
ean Sea. Is
The Speedy was a rather nnseaworthy
vessel, little larger than an average coast
ing-brig; she had scarcely room for the
crew considered necessary in time of war. -
and ner armament consisted only of four
teen four-pounders little better, as the
oonxmander said, than a row of blander
busses. Not a very tempting vessel, you
ill say. to go to sea in, when the Medi
terranean was teeming with French and
But one man can do with little what an
other fails to do with muoh. ' ' Lord Dan-
donald was not only very proud of his
little vessel, but many a fine adventure he
had on board of her, and very obnoxious
did he make himself to the ships of the
enemy, capturing those he was a match
for, overcoming by ingenuity even those -
wbo were his superiors in sttengtb, and
oleverly evading, by many a device, those
whose attacks he felt he could not '.with
It is one of his devices which I am go
ing to tell you of now. " '
Ihe Speedy bad just succeeded' in cap
turing a Frecob brig of four guns, and
after lying at anchor in Port Mshon for a
couple of days, had put to sea again, when
on the evemag of the day on which she
left the harbor she peroeived, away on the
blue waters of the Mediterranean, a 'large
frigate bearing down upon her in fair sail.
She gave the private signal, but received
no answer, and it was .evident from this
that the strange vessel was one of the
Spanish war-ships on the lookout.
It would have been madness to encoun
ter a vessel of her size and armament, so
orders were given to make all sail away
from her; but she instantly gave chase,
and evidently gained ground upon her
lesser adversary ; while to add to thf em
barrassment of the unfortunate Speedy,
she sprung her main-top-gallant yard,' and
so lost a good deal of time. However,
daring the night, by crowding on every
inch of canvass, she managed to make up
for lost time; but, in the morning1 the
strange frigate was still seen in fall chase,
and evidently beginning to regain her for
mer advantage, for the breeze freshened,
and the Speedy was oblided to take in
her royals, while the enemy carried on
with every sail set. What was to be
Lord Dondonald had no idea of surren
dering the Speedy into the hands of the
enemy, and yet there seemed to be no oth
er way of escape ; for the result of an ac
tion would undoubtedly be against her.
and make what sail she could, it was im
possible to get away. ' J
lint what can a man not do if be has a
gallant heart in his breast and a good
bead upon his shoulders ? i - ,
Lord Dundonald in this emergency bit
upon a plan. All through the long, weary
day, he kept his little vessel with all the
sail set that she could carry, bravely mak
ing what way she could, although the ene
my gained upon her with every hoar.
And when the darkness came as does sud
denly in those southern regions, tb6 com
mander carried out bis scheme.
Ordering a large tub to be' brought on
deck, he had a light fixed in it that it
would be protected from . the wind and
water, and also would be clearly seen at
almost the usual distance at which a ship's
lights are visible. This "decoy" be then
carefully lowered into the sea,: immediate
ly but out on board, suddenly altered bis
course, and left he tub floating about, a
sort of "Will-o'-the-wisp," to lure, the
Spanish ship on to disappointment.
Lord Dundonald never knew what re
sult his rase bore, other than that the
Speedy herself ercsped, but ; yoa can im
agine for yourselves the rage aod confu
sion of the Spaniards when tbey found
that they; had been cleverly led into a
wild-goose chase by such very simple
Victim of Over-shrewdness, j
The fool-killer will never get through
with his work. While he is engaged in
one neck-Vthe-woods a new crop springs
np in another comer. He receives some
assistance occasionally from his own vic
tims, who csnnot wait their turn, and has
ten their fate by giving attention to the
advertisements of the nostrums of quack
doctors. There are just as many : suckers
as ever, it seems, ready to bite at almost
any kind of a bait. We heard of a man
not long ago who sent a dollar for a light
ning potato bag killer, which he saw ad
vertised in a paper, and received' by re
turn mail two blocks of wood "Take this
block which is No. 1, in the right hand,
plaoe the bug on No. 2, and press - tbem
together. Remove the bag and proceed
as before.' ' ,;
It always pays to bny of reliable and
well known firms. The kind of people
who generally gets taken in with glaring
schemes are those who try to save a few
cents by being smarter than their neigh
bors, and baying where the greatest in
ducements are offered. - There are lots of
farmers who have patent bag killers, or
something jast as bad, which tbey got in
about the same way. Tbey are keeping
them hid and the matter a secret to avoid
the consequences. Do yon know1 of any
one who is hiding his purchases.
A Sxaia Boy's Good Advice. Say,"
said the editor's smart little son, as he
entered a store, "do you keep knives ?"
"Ob, yes," replied the storekeeper,
"we've kept them for years.. ...
"Well, returned the boy, atarting for
the door, "just advertise, and then yea
wouldn't keep them so long.
t5y To cure warts take an Irish potato
and cat, a piece off the end and rub on the
wart two or three times a day, cutting a
slice from the potato each time used.
Very often one potato is suficient for thf
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