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CHARLOTTE, N. C;7 FRIDAY, JULY 22, 1887
Tins Pap eh
is 35 Years Old
VOLUME XXXVI. NUMBEB 1821
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PUKLISHBD EVERY FRIDAY BY
YATES & STRONG.
Tetims One Dollar and Fifty Cents for 1 year.
One Dollar for G months.
Subscription price due in advance.
"Entered at tue Post Office in Charlotte, N
C.. as sucond class matter,'
according to the
rules of the P. O. Department.
(Under New Management,)
tllAIILOTTE, i. C.
;vvly Furnished and E equipped
In tbe best style.
ifot and . Cold
Give m a trial.
Baths. Patronage solicited.
Rates, $2 and $2.50 perday.
SCOV1LLE & BROCKENBROUGII,
2a. 1887. y
J. P. McCOMBS, M. D.,
MiTr.rj hia nrofes.sional services to the citizens of
Charlotte and surrounding country. All calls,
'both niht and day, promptly attended lo.
I Olfice in Brown's building, up stairs, opposite
Jan. 1, 1885.
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, lfc87. tf
k. BUKWELL. P. D. WALKER.
BURWELL & WALKER,
Attorneys at Law,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
fV ill practice in the State and Federal Courts
I tW Office in Law Building.
4 Jan. 1,1884.
I HUGH W. HARRIS,
ittorney and Counsellor at Law,
I CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Fill practice in the State and Federal Courts.
I Office, First door west of Court House.
Oct 17. 1835.
1 HERIOT CLARKSON,
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
fill practice in all the Courts of this State
J Prompt attention given to collections.
"Nov. 7, 1885. tf
W. C. MAXWELL.
I Attorneys at Law,
C 11 A R LOTT E, N. C.
Will practice in the State and Federal Courts.
tST Offices 1 and 3 Law Building.
My i, 188G. y
i Charlotte, N. C.
JWill practice in the State Courts, and in
e Federal Courts in the Western District.
Uan. 8, 1830. y
j G. P. BASON,
1 Attorney at Law,
J CHARLOTTE, N. C.
2T Will practice in the State and Federal
Courts. Office No. 1G, Law Building.
Jan. 11, 1887. y
DR. M. A. BLAND.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
in Brown's building, opposite Charlotte
(las used for the painless extraction of teeth.
i?cb. 13. 1884.
j DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM,
I CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Practice Limited to the
U K, E A 11 AND THROAT.
HOFFMAN & ALEXANDER,
j CHARLOTTE. N. C.
Office over A. R. NisbeWfc Bro's store,
ttrs from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M.
tJI SPRINGS. E. 8. IJCRWELL
SPRINGS & BURWELL,
rocers & Commission Merchants
Con. College and 4th Sts.,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
HUKWELL, E. B. SPRINGS, R.A.LEE.
Biirwcll, Springs & Lee,
j Charlotte, N. C.
es i v,uamners' old Livery Stable, and at
( Springs & Burwell's Store, on College street,
Inear the Cotton Platform.
1 ?',t-.f f'1 10 SCe us bofore vou sel1- We want
0 bales Cotton this season for direct ship
it to Liverpool, and we fully realize that to
It we must pay full market prices. At any
j, ii uiajr yuu iu see US
J t ot 1J$inVELL' BRINGS & LEE
ept. 24. 1886.
.aving secured the services of one of the very
t of Bakers, I am prepared to furnish RrPrf
n, nuu every luinn in tne liakery line.
I . . H. HO WELT.
?eb. 11, 1887. East Trade Strpot
Blood and Liver Pills.
k-ing s fills are necullarlv nrlnntpd in n,o fi
3ng Diseases: Bilious, Intermittent and Re
lent Fevers, Sick Headache, Piles. Indices-
t, vusuveness, jonc, jaundice, uropsy
"wtij, iaeariuurn, XjOSS oi Appetite, Dvs
ia, diseases of the Liver, Kidneys and
i" uPuons or lue oKin, JNervousness,
I an disorders that arise from a Diseased
vr or impure Blood. For sale by
.... BURWELL & JDUNN, Drueeists.
prn io, 1887. Charlotte. N. C.
More than a dozen applications
for enlistment in tbe signal service of tbe
army are received daily by Gen. Greely.
Many come from graduates of colleges.
To all applicants Gen. Greely sends a cir
cular letter, stating that there are no va
cancies in the corps at present, and none
are likely soon to exist. The ch'.ef signal
officer now has before him a list of nearly
one hundred men, who have been examined
and found qualified for admission to the
Bervice. As vacancies occur selections
will be made from this list.
- Administrator's Notice.
Having qualified as Administrator of the
Estate of David W. McDonald, deceased, I
hereby notify all persons holding claims against
said deceased to present the same to me on or
before July 20th, 1888, or this notice will be
pleaded in bar of their recoveiy ; and all per
sons indebted to said deceased are requested to
make prompt payment.
JNO. R. ERWIN, '
July 15, 1887. 6w Administrator.
As Administrator of the Estate of David W.
McDonald, deceased, I will sell at public auction
on Tuesday, August 2d, 1887, at the residence of
J. VV. S. Todd, in Berry hill township, the Per
sonal Property of said deceased.
JNO. R. ERWIN,
July 15, 1887. 3w Administrator.
We are now ready to buy WOOD for our
Factory.. Parties having Hickory and White
Oak to sell would do well to call on us.
July 8, 1887.
lm Charlotte, N. C.
Pharr & Long,
ONE PRICED CLOTHIERS,
(Successors t& E. D. Latta & Bro.,)
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Have now the largest and best selected
Men's, Youths' and Boys'
In the Stale, and invite all Clothing purchasers
to an examination of their Prices and Stock.
We also have the latest Novelties in
Gents' Furnishing Goods.
Our Stock of
Includes everything to be desired in this line.
We solicit Orders from a distance, to
which we promise our careful attention. We
will send Goods to any part of the country, on
approval returnable at our expense.
PHARR & LONG.
March 18, 1887.
A genuine imported article, for sale by
W. M. WILSON & CO.,
May 27, 1887. Charlotte.
And all the leading PATENT MEDICINES
for sale by
R. II . JORDAN & CO.
March 2G, 1880.
And Real Benefits for the People.
Everything that belongs to Summer Goods
marked down to prices never before heard of in
Come and see them, and you will be con
vinced of the truth of what we claim
And thus secure the cream of the many bargains
we are daily offering.
E. L. KEESLER & CO.
June 3, 1887.
PURE, HARD AND BRILLIANT
Brazillian Axis Cut Pebbles.
For sale by Hales & Boyne, Charlotte.
1 hey are a natural stone, almost as herd as a
diamond,.take a high polish, will not scratch, nor
will moisture collect on them in warm weatner.
They confer a brilliancy and a distinctness of
vision, with an amount of ease and comfort not
hitherto enjoyed by spectacle wearers.
I hey neutralize and prevent the irritating rays
ot ngnt trom entering the eye.
lhey improve, strengthen and preserve the
sight, thereby resting the optic nerves r 3 in
very many cases preventing headache.
Ja account of the purity of the material oi
which they are made, they cause no dizziness or
wavering ot sight. Every pair warranted.
The common, inferior Spectacles, which are
sold and bought, regardless of their quality or
accuracy, are maae irom interior material or ira
perfect Lenses discarded from better grades
they stimulate heat, irritate and fatigue the eye
they retract the rays of light unequally and fail
to correct all optical defects.
we wisn to impress upon the public the im
portance of taking good care of their eyes, and
never neglect using glasses when the first symp
toms ot tailing sight appear. Every genuine
pair is stamped with Trade-Mark BP. The Pcb
bles are set in Gold, Silver, Celluloid, Steel
Nickel, and Rubber Frames. For sa!3 by
HALES & BOYNE,
Jewelers and Opticians, Charlotte, N. C
March 25, 1887.
Don't forget that we are at our new stand on
College street and still alive.
We are very near "HEADQUARTERS" for
Ooods in our line.
SPRINGS & BURWELL
Pure Reliable Drugs
An assortment not to be excelled in quality
and prices anywhere.
In fact everything kept in-a first class Drug
Store can be found in this establishment. Give
us a call.
R. T. .BECK & CO.,
Cor. Trade and College Sts., Charlotte, N
June 17. 1887.
Bread, Cakes and Pies
Of every description. Hot Rolls every even
S. M. HOWELL'S BAKERY,
Sept. 17. 188G. . Trade Street
Averill Ready-Mixed Paints are considered
the best. For sale by
WILSON & CO
Sept. 10, 1886.
We have the Improved Tubular Lantern ; also
the Buckeye, with Double Globes.
R. H. JORDAN & CO.
Dr. Scott's Electric Hair Curler
immediately crimps, bangs or curls the Hair to
any desired shape. For sale by
R. H. JORDAN & CO.
A Hydropathic Hen. ,
Dr. Fitzgerald: -My husband had a Ply
mouth Rock hen which be prized vtirv
highly. Some time ago she - was taken
uddenty quite sick, and after diagnosing
her case he began to treat her for cholera.
Alter patiently waning he lailed to- see
any improvement whatever; so he made
an external examination, and discovered a
arge knot or Swelling on her breast.
Alter several applications of turpentine
and Had way's Ready Relief, tthe seemed
to be doing better; tit he put her in a com
fortable position and then resumed his
tudies. Having occasion to go into the
back-yard, imagine his surprise lofind tier
calmly and quietly sealed in a large oven
of water which is kept for drinking pur
poses for the fowls! The remedies ap
plied caused, I suppose, such a burning
sensation tbat something cooling was. no
doubt, suggested tober--ladyehip, aud
thereupon she availed herself of tbe water-
trough. Now Doctor, don t you think
she acted sensibly ? I do. After staying
n the water about half an hour she came
out and gave up the ghost. Mrs C. C.
Gary, Rome, Ga., June 20.
Mother's Last Lesson.
A mother lay dying. Her little sou uot
knowing ot tbe sorrow coming to him
went, as was his custom, to her chamber,
"P Uuji sir f a O i rt m vn m.rma
tben kiss me, and
Sjood-niglit ! I am very si
has heard me say my prayers,
Hush! said a lady wbo was watching
side her; "your dear mother is too ill
to hear your prayer to-night," and. com-
ng forward, she sought gently to lead him
from the room.
Roger began to sob as if his heart would
break. "1 cannot eo to bed .without Bav-
ng my prayers indeed, I caouot."
ibe ear ot the dying mother caught tbe
sound. Altheugh she had been insensible
to everything arouud her, tbe sob of her
darling aroused her irom her stupor, aud
turning to her frieud she desired her to
bring her little son to her. Her request
was granted, and the child's golden hair
aud rosy cheeks nestled beside tbe cold
ace of his dying mother. "Aly son, 6he
whispered, "repeat this verse after me,
and never forget it: "When my father
and mother forsake me. the Lord will take
The child repeated it two or three times,
and said his little prayer. Ihen he kissed
the cold face, and went quickly lo his bed.
n the morning he weut as usual to his
mother, but found her dead and cold.
She had heard her boy's last lesson, and
he will never forget it.
Hay Fever Cure. Dr. Moorhead
wntes, m the British Medical Journal,
that he has obtained relief from hay fever,
his annual persecutor for thirty years, by
hy podermic iniection of one-twentieth of
erain of morphine and one two-hun
dredth of a grain of atrouin night and
morning. The relief was complete.
The undersigned having been duly qualified as
Jkxecutor or the last will ana Testament ot Mrs
Susan Spratt Finch, before the Probate Court of
Mecklenburg county, ou the 24th day of June,
1887, hereby notifies til persons holding claims
against tbe Estate of his Testatrix, to present the
same to him for payment on or before 20th July,
1888. or this notice will be pleaded in bar ot
their recovery. All persons indebted to said
Estate will make payment to him.
11. S F1JNCH,
Executor of Mrs Susan S. Finch,
July 15, 1887. 6w
Ladies' Muslin and Gauze
Balbriggan's and Lisle Thread. Under-Vests,
all sizes and all qualities.
Another stock of Swiss and Nainsook
Flouncing at 25 per cent less than earlier in the
We have made big reductions in prices of some
White Goods, Oriental Laces, Torchon Laces,
Children s Hosiery, &c. If you want a nice
We have them and will sell you cheap. Come
and see what bargains we are offering.
HARGRAVES & ALEXANDER.
June 3. 1887. . 33 West Trade street.
THE WHOLESALE nOUSE.
Office of the Wholesale House of 1
Charlottb, July 8, 1887. )
Since my starting: out May 1st last as an ex
clusive "Wholesale House, and by way of
mrenthesis I state the only strictly Wholesale
House in mv lines in this section, I have made
the most strenuous efforts to make it a House
worthy of the past record of its owner, and of
the name of "Wholesale House."
I have scoured the whole country, North and
South. East and West, (according to the Head
quarters of each line of Goods kept by me,) and
1 eo North to-dav (the third time since May) to
complete my purchases of Goods not heretofore
obtainable, and by July lam l expect 10 preseni
to the trade such large ana complete lines oi
Dry Goods and Notions.
Boots and Shoes, Hats, Cassimeres and Jeans
for men's wear, that unprfjudiced Country Mer
chants will find it self-evident tnai n to ineir
interest to buv at home and at my House. And
with the present low freight rate3 (owing ta the
Inter State Commerce bilB from Charlotte, I am
double in Dosition to make it the interest of
Merchants to buy here.
Blessed by Providence with what now prom
ises to be the largest crop in years, I confidently
look forward to a large increase in Charlotte's
trade, and my "Wholesale House" in particular.
- On my return I will give to those interested a
more detailed inside view oi my Dusmess.
July 15, 1887.
To Farmers and Merchants.
Dounds Blue Stone. Wholesale and
W. M. WILSON & CO.,
CHICKEN CHOLERA CURE.
A certain Cure for Cholera, for sale by
W. M. WILSON & CO.,
Emulsion Cod Liver Oil at
W. M. WILSON & CO'S.
For making Yellow Butter.
W. M. WILSON & CO.
March 18, 1887. Druggists-
To Save His Mother. .
We have bad a German Daroo among I
us, Baron von Karlstein, who has written
a book about New Vork and its jnhabt-
tauls. One of bis anecdotes is very good
aud interesting : Un Washington's Birth
day he was standing, iu a crowd on the
corner ol tilth Avenue and fourteenth
Street, wailing for tbe, grand procession to
arrive. The first drums were in the
distance, when a youug man, in his shirt
sleeves and hatless. passed through the
assembled - multitude, aiid addressed the
policeman who kept the people back.
"Officer! ' he exclaimed, "my mother is
sick iu a houie near Sixth Avenue; she
has suddenly been taken much worse, and
the doctor says tbat it the procession
passes our house the noise will kill her."
O. K.., young fellow," said the police
man, and left him to run up the avenue.
Where lu 'stood sone VSetnty feet before
the procession, and- t-creamed, "Halt!"
holding up a light rattan cane with both
The word was passed along tbe line, an
adjutant galloped forward, bent over his
horse s neck, and exchanged a few words
wiih the policeman.
Suddenly the command, "Forward !
march !" was heard, and the immense body
of men proceeded to the corner of Four
teenth Street, without any music exoept
the lightest possible lipping of drums.
Then came, "Right wheel!" and nearly
fifty thousand men, whom immense
crowds were waiting to see and cheer,
wheeled up Fourteenth Street to Broad
way, and down Broadway they marched
without music until they were beyond the
distance at which they might disturb the
No one asked why an army oi well-
drilled, admirably-equipped, many of
them battle-scarred veterans, turned out
of their path at the simple request of a
single policeman aimed with but a little
rattan cane. It would have been but a
trifling malter for them lo take Gotham ;
but, no, the general in command, when he
received the youug man's thanks, remind
ed him that bis very natural requfSt was
addressed lo gentlemen and soldiers. And
a gentleman, be he soldier or not, reveres
the sacrei name oi mother. Uoston
A Wonderful Lake in Iowa.
The greatest wonder in the State of
Iowa, and perhaps in any other State, is
what is called the Walled Lake, in Wright
county, twelve miles north ot tbe Dubu
que and Pacific Railroad, and one hundred
and fifty miles west oi Dubuque City.
Tbe lake is two or three feet higher than
i earth's surface. In some places tbe
wall is ten feet high, fifteen feet wide at
the bottom, and five feet wide at the top.
Another tact is the size of the stones used
in the construction, the whole ot.them
varying in weight from three tons down to
one hundred pounds. There is an abun
dance of stones in Wright county, but
surrounding the lake, to an extent of five
or ten miles, there are none. No one can
form an idea of the means employed to
bring them to the spot, or who constructed
it. Around the entire lake is a belt of
woodland, half a mile in length, composed
of oak. With this exception ihe couutry
is a rolling prairie. The trees must have
been planted there at the time of tbe
building of the wall. In the spring of
1856 there was a great storm, and the ice
ti i . i ? l '
on the lake oroite tne wan in several
places, and the farmers in the vicinity
were obliged to repair the damages to
prevent inundation. ihe lake occupies a
ground surface of 2,800 acres; depth of
water as great as iwenty-hve teet. the
water is clear and cold, soil sandy and
loamy. It is singular that no one has
been able to ascertain where tbe water
comes trom nor where it goes, yet it is
always clear and fresh.
No Money in It.
"My mother gels me up, builds the fire,
gets my breakfast, and sends me off," said
a bright youth.
"What then?" said tbe reporter.
"Tben she gets my father up-, and gets
his breakfast and sends him off, then gets
the other children their breakfast and
sends them off to school, and tben she and
the baby have their breakfast.
"How old is ihe baby?"
"O, she is 'most two, but she can walk
and talk as well as any of us."
"Are you well paid ?"
"I get two dollars a week, father gets
two dollars a day."
"How much does your mother get?"
VV ilh abewildered look the boy said :
"Mother! Why, she don't work for any
"I thought you taid sbe worked lor ail
"O yes. for all of us, the does; but there
ain't no money in it." American Farmer.
Paid in Cash or Trade, at
ROSS & ADAMS'
Book and Stationery Store, No. 17 S. Tryon St.
July 9, 1886.
New Stock, Low Prices.
We are rapidly filling our large and handsome
New Store with New Goods to replace Stock
destroyed by the fall of our building 14th May
The Merchants of the surrounding country
have only to give us a trial to be convinced that
we are selling Hardware as low as any house in
HAMMOND & JUSTICE.
Oct. 9. 1886. !
A. R. & W. B. NISBET.
Wholesale and Retail
Grocers and Confectioners,
Tobacco. Cigars. Musical Instruments, &e
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
The best stock of Groceries, Confectioneries
Prize Candies, Toys Musical Instruments,
Strings, Tobacco, Cigars, Snuff, Wooden-Ware,
Paper Bags, Canned Goods, Glass Jellies, Crack
ers, Powder, Shot, Salt, &c, in the city, will be
found at our
Wholesale and Retail Store.
Call and see us before buying.
A. R. & W. B. NISBET
; Water as a Diuretic
Dr. L. Bruton. in a recent article states
I that water is perhaps the- most powerful
Idiuretio we bossese. althonerh fewer : ms-
riments 'nave been made with it
i i " . .' ... .
animals than with the others.' Tbe diure
tic action of water drank by - a healthy
man is very marked, and it .appears im
possible to explain its elimination by a
mere, increase in blood pressure, whether
geueral or local. '
2i has the power of increasing tissue
change, and thus multiplying the pro
ducts of tissue-waste which results Irom it,
bat removes these wasto-produeis as fast
as they are formed, and thus, by giving
rise to increased appetite, provides fresh
nutriment for the tisanes and thus aots as
a true tonic. In persons who are accus
tomed to take too little water the pro
ducts of tissue-wasie may be formed faster
than they are removed, and thus accumu
lating, may give rise to disease. Many
gouty persons are accustomed to take
little or no water, except in the form of a
small cup of tea or coffee daily, besides
what tbey get in the form of wine or beer.
a tumoier ot water drunk every morn
ing, aud especially with the addition of
some nitrate or carbonate of potassium,
will prevent a gouty paroxysm
"Still more numerous, possibly, is the
class of people who rise in the morning
feeling weak and languid. ' Many such
people" are well fed, they sleep soundly,
and it seems almost impossible to believe
that the fatigue which they feel in the
morning can result irom imperfect nutri
tion, more especially as one finds that
after moving about the langour, to a great
extent, appears to pass off. It seems tbat
this langour must depend upon the imper
fect removal ot tbe waste products from
tbe body, as we know tbat the secretion
of uriue in healthy persons is generally
much less during the night than daring
the day. Such persons should drink
tumbler of water before going to bed, in
order to aid the secretion of urine aud of
waste products during the night." Prac
The Horse not Intelligent.
It always seemed to me that there was
a great deal of superstition, I may say,
about tbe intelligence of the horse, oaun
teriug up to an expressman at tbe corner
of Monroe and Dearborn Streets tbe other
day, I said to him : "How much does
horse know ?" "A hone, sir?" he replied
"A horse knows as much as a man just
exactly.. My horse there knows every
thing, lust like a man." This is tbe way
everybody talks wbo owns a horse or has
ever tended horses, and it all seems to me
to be nonsense. I have seen horses walk
around a bitching-post uutil they had
wound up the bridle, and then stand al
day wilh their heads bound down to the
. i . i i, SAna .,.,v
to walk tne otner way ana unwina tne
bridle. I have seen -them get a foot over
the bridle, when tied to a ring in the
pavement, and then go into fits because
they didn't have sense enough to lift thei
foot over tbe bridle again. 1 nave seen
them prance around in a burning barn
with their tails and manes on fire, and
burn to death, because they did not have
sense enough to run out. Anybody can
steal a horse without any objection from
the horse. A horse will stand and starve
or freeze to death with nothing between
him and a comfortable stall and a plenty
of oats except an old door that he could
kick down with one foot, or that could be
opened by removing a pin with bis teeth
If this is a high degree of intelligence.
even for a brute, then I am lacking in that
article myself. Compared with the dog,
the elephent, or even the parrot, the horse
seems to me to be a perfect fool. Chicago
I have always been extremely suscepti
ble to the poison of poison ivy and oak so
as to give me great annoyance, unless it
is immediately checked on its first appear
ance. This, common washing soda ac
complishes for me, if properly applied. I
make tbe application by saturating a slice
of loaf bread with water, then cover one
surface with soda, and apply to the erup
tion, the soda next the flesh. When the
bread is dried by the animal heat, I drop
water on the outer side, so as to keep it
thoroughly moistened and dissolve the
soda crystals in contact with the skin.
This, you will perceive, is merely a bread
poultice; the bread being a vehicle
through whose moisture the soda reaches
the humor. ' I find that washing or bath
ing with soda water, even continually,
will not suffice with me. My skin re
quires the heat aud moisture of. tbe bread
in order for the soda to act on and neu
tralize the poison. I rarely have need to
retain this soda poultice for more than
thirty minutes on any affected part. No
pain ensues. Formerly I suffered for
weeks, as the poison would spread ail over
my body. Now thirty mi notes measures
the duration of its exhibition. R. S.
Laoey in Popular Science Monthly.
A Simple Cube for Rheumatism. A
correspondent of the English Mechanic,
save : Let all of "ours" know the following:
Mv wife bad suffered occasionally with
acute rheumatism in her feet, with painful
swelling, completely taking her off ber
feet for many days at a time.
Tbe following remedy was recommended
recently and tried, and took away the
agonizing pain in less than fifteen minutes,
and she can now walk very fairly, and in
a couple of days she will be able to button
ber boots and walk without a stick or
One quart of milk, quite hot, into which
stir 1 ounce of alum ; this makes cards
and whey. Bathe the part affected with
the whey uniil too cold. In the mean
time keep the curds hot, and after bathing,
put them on a poultice, wrap in flannel,
and go to sleep (you can.) Three appli
cations should be a perfect cure, even in
tSH A little boy who was to pass the
afternoon with a Doctor's little daughter
was given two pieces of candy. When be
returned home bis mother inquired if he
! gave the largest piece to the little girl
"No, mother, I didn't. Tou told me to
give tbe biggest piece to the company,
and 1 was tbe company over were.
1.. A Remarkable Marine Combat
.The British Steamship Humboldt, from
Rio de Janeiro to this port with a cargo of
coffee, has come up to the city from quar-
Kuuua station. iapt. urines ana nis
officers relate an account of a marine com
bat witnessed by them on , the mornioz of
June 10. J"he vessel was plowing ahead
ia latitude 13.25 south, longitude 36.16
west, off San Salvador. Brazil, when the
attention of officers and crew was attraoted
by a furious commotion of the waters a
short distance ahead. As they neared the
spot they saw that a terrible combat was
going on between monsters of the deep.
Ihe sea was lashed into a seething foam.
It fairly boiled within a circumference of
100 yards, and myriads of mad whitecaps
floated away beyond this circle. . Moving
closely up and slacking down, they slop
ped to watoh tbe battle. . Jit was one to
the death. A swordnsh and a thrasher
had attacted a tremendous sperm-whale.
Tbe strength, size, and force were with
tbe broad-backed sperm, that, wheeling
round aud rouud if. working on a swivel,
swung its huge tail with mighty power.
It would raise itself aloft, clear out of the
water, blow spray through its nostrils,
and make frantic efforts to annihilate its
foes; but science, skill, and maneuvering
were on tbe side of its enemies. Tbe
thrasher is supplied with a "sucker" that
enables it to stick to whatever it attacks.
The tactics adopted by the pair were suc
cessful. Ibe thrasher, springing upon the
back of the whale, clung there, at the same
time lashing the unfortunate creature with
its tail, actually whipping it to death.
The great sea animal, with its most gigan-
tio enorls, was not able to cast it off.
There it held and lashed, while the sword-
hsh drove bis sword time after time into
the side of their big antagonist. The
waters were dyed with the blood of the
leviathian, and in the course of a short
time he had succumbed to the effect of the
beating and the stabbing, and floated upon
the sea a lifeless mass. The vessel, at the
termination of the conflict, steamed on its
way. From a New Orleans special.
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How to Prevent Biliousness.
Several correspondents who are afflicted
with what is termed "spring biliousness,"
are interested to know how it may be
prevented. Biliousness is not, as many
people suppose, a disease of the liver, bnt
pertains almost altogether to the stomach.
It is chiefly the result of over-eating, eat
ing too freely of sweets, pastry, fats and
highly seasoned dishes. The cold, tonio
air of tbe winter months antidotes the
bad influence of these digressions in diet
in some degree;
ing weather of
but as tbe warm, relax-
spring ponies on, tbe
stomach begins to fail more perceptibly
in its efforts to accomplish the unneces
sary and injurious labor imposed upon it.
Indigestion is the result. By-and-by the
poor stomach gets so far behind in its
work that it is altogether overwhelmed
and disabled, and the difficulty culminates
in a bilious attack, which is nothing more
or less than a cessation of work on the
part of the stomach. The over-worked
organ needs rest. A bilious attack can
always be prevented by giving the stom
ach rest by fasting for a meal or two be
fore the final crash oomes. No organ in
tbe body will endure more abuse and still
patiently continue its work than tbe stom
ach. But finally forbearance ceases to be
a virtue, and the faithful servant rebels
agairJst abase. Correct and properly
regulate the diet, and there will be no
more trouble with bilious attacks at any
season of the year. Good Health.
Panlo at a Spanish Bull Fight
At a ball fight outside Saregossa the
other day, after two balls bad been dis
patched without any special incident, the
third, an animal named Salado, jumped
over the barrier into the amphi-theatre,
crushing an old man and a lad of eighteen.
It would be difficult to give an adequate
description of the panio and tumult which
ensued. The whole of the spectators
jumped to their feet. In the twinkling of
an eye the space around the bull was va
cated, and the crowd rushed into a corner,
trying to protect UBelf by means of planks
and sticks from bis expected charge.
The ball made a desperate , rush for a
young girl, who with a shrike, fell to the
ground, but one of the torreadors, with
great presence of mind, trailed a red
cloth in the path, and thus diverted his
attention from the girl, who was dragged
unconscious to a place of safety.
Tbe bull next trampled under foot an
unfortunate vender of drinking water, and
forced his way into that part of the ring
known as the "Tertulia." A young man
in one of tbe boxes tried to shoot him, but
tbe three bullets from bis revolver which
be managed to lodge in him only served
to increase bis fury.
One of the men then tried to run bim
throng b, but be missed bis aim and the
bull charged him furiously. The man
stepped aside, and tbe ball's boms went
so deep into .tbe wooden pailing that be
fore be could withdraw them, two men
plunged their swords into him. Even this
did not kill bim outright, the enraged
animal staggered some thirty yards and
breaking down a number of the benches
before the breath was ont of bis body.
ST Minnie, who is 9 years old, wss
playing "keeping bouse" on the floor of
the sitting-room, when .ret, who is 6 yesrs
old, came in crying. All at once Minnie
said: "Ob. goody-me ! there's tbe fun
niest thing in the looking-glass yon ever
saw." Pet looked, and saw berself cry
ing. She made each an ugly face tbat
she had to laugh, and then both Minnie
and Pet laughed for ten minutes.
df" A gentlemen, conversing with a
Brooklyn lady about the absurdity ot
female apparel and tbe frivolity of fash
ionable life, exclaimed: "Is there oo
earth a bigger fool than a mere woman of
fashion ?" Her questioner considered
himself shut up and put down like a dis
agreeable book when the lady answered:
"Yes, the man who admires her."
ISf Two Quaker girls were ironing on
the same table. One asked the other
which she would take the right or the
Iflft Shu anawArad nrom ntl v It will be
right for me to take the left, and then
will oe leit lor tnee to lace tne ngnt.
Brief History of CoL David Fannin?, the
1 . . great N. C Tory. ' ' 1 '
Written for the Carthage (N. O.) Blade by IL F. 8.
! According to Rev. E. Cara'thers,'
D. D.j wbo made the life of Col. David
Fanning a special study, and who received
his information in a great' part, verbally"
from those who were familiarly acquainted'
with him:" - . .- ; . ,K .
Col. Fanning was born in Johnston
countyi then a part of Wake, about, the;
year 1756. He was of low parentage', and
was bound oat or apprenticed to - a Mr
McBryant, a loom maker. lie rani away
when about 16 years of age, and after
wandering over the country for some time
be was taken by John O'Deniell, who
lived in Orange coanty, N. C . -
Daring his stay at tbe house of - John
O'Deniell he had the scald head. He
never ate at the table or slept in the
house with the family. .He was cured of
his disease, however, by the kind treat
ment of Mrs O'Deniell, bat his hair was
lost and he wore a Bilk cap ever after; and
his most intimate friend never saw his
When about 19 years old, he left John
O'Dcniell's and went to his brother's,
Wm. O'Deniell, who lived on Pedee
River in Souih Carolina. Soon after; be
went to South Carolina he engaged in tbe
business of trading with the Indians on
the Pedee. He carried on his trade by
means of pack horses.
He resolved, when the Revolutionary
war broke oat, to be a Whig, bat being
robbed of goods, while on his last trip
from the coast, by a party of men who
claimed to be Whigs, he swore vengeance
on all the Whigs, and became a Tory.
In carrying oat his plan of revenge be
joined a man by the name of McGirtb, a
man of good standing and one who bad
been made a Tory in a similar manner to
that of Fanning himself. They fought in
behalf of the cause which they repre
sented, in south Carolina, Georgia and
McGirtb, being imprisoned in Florida,
Fanning returned to North Carolina with
tbe army, under command of Lord Corn
wallis.Feb'y 25, 1781. He did not con
tinue with Cornwallis, however, bat went
to Chatham county. He bad received no
commission then, bat received encourage
ment from Cornwallis, and be at once col
lected a su&ll band of men and carried on
a guerilla warfare in that coanty.
Exactly how long he remained in Chat
ham is not known, but it is supposed tbat
he soon removed his camp to Moore coan
ty, for in July when he learned of a band
of Whigs stationed at the house of Col.
Philip Alston, who lived in the bend of
ueep uiver, in a place known as Horse
Shoe, he went to his camp and mastered
about 30 or 40 men and went to attack
them. Going direct from his headquarters
he "crossed the river at Dickerson's Ford,
three or four miles from Alston's and
went doVn on the north side."
We know then his headquarters must
have been in Moore county, for 'had it
been in Chatham there would have .been
no necessity for crossing tbe river, and be
could cot have gotten to Alston's bad he
come from Chatham and crossed tbe river
once witbont crossing it another time.
"The time of hisatrocities, which were
linked close to each other, was about 18
months, the greater part of which time be
bad his camp at Cross Hill, in the south
western part of Moore county, and not
far from the present site of Csrthage."
He received his commission as Lieut
Col, from Maj. Craig, about Aug. 1, 1781.
In Sept., 1781, after the battle of Cane
Creek, in Chatham county, tbey went di
rectly to their headquarters on Raft
Swsmp, and they bad to cross Deep River
on the way to their rendezvous. -
"He generally kept his headquarters on
the south side of Deep. River and about
Fanning, in all his acts of daring,' was
wounded bnt once. He bad bis arm bro
ken by a rifle or musket ball at a fight
" 7"' w.u"" m ,7"'
near L.indley'8 Mill, wmle on bis way
"m"wuru'w "Jngtont0 ueiiver
Gov. Burke and several other prisoners to
Fanning married a Miss Kerr and bad
several children, but the exact number of
children or tbe exact date ol the marriage
is not known by tbe writer.
In 1782, when be saw that it was not
safe for bim to remain in this country ,be im
mediately went to Charleston, S. C, joined
the British Army and then went to St.
Augustine, Fla., and embarked for British
possessions in North America. He went
first to Canada, but beiog dissatisfied with
tbe country he went to Nova Scotia, and
from thence to the Island of New Bruns
wick. He lived on a pension after the war and
when be had gotten into British posses
sions he professed religion and joined the
Scotch Presbyterian Church soon after be
removed from this country, but the natu
ral side of his beiog turned ap, and be
committed the most fiendish crime of his
life on the chastity of a little girl, and was
condemned to die, but the master, and
brethren of tbe Lodge of which be was a
member, interceded so warmly for him
that the Governor consented to spare bis
life. Before this time be was very popu
lar, bnt after it he was not respected even
by tbe lowest class of people.
He died in 1825, at Digby on the Island
of Nova Seotia.
Carthage, N. C, July 13, 1887.
A Bescue by a Dog. ,
There was a steamer on one of the
Western Lakes heavily laden with passen
gers, and there was a little child who
stood oo tbe side of tbe taffrail, leaning
ovt-r and watching the water, when she
lost her balance and dropped into the
waves. Tbe lake was very rough. The
mother cried. "Save my child I" : There
was a Newfoundland dog on deck. He
looked op in bis master's face, as if for
orders. His master said, "Tray, over
board, catch 'em 1" The dog sprang into
the water, caught tbe child by tbe gar
ments, and swam back to tbe steamer.
The child was pioked np by loving bands,
the dog was luted on deck, and toe motner,
ere she fainted away, in utter thanksgiv
ing to the dog, threw her arms around its
neck and kissed it; but the dog shook
himself off from her embrace, and . went
it I and lay down as though he had accom-
i piwowu uvtmug.