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This Papee is 35 Years Old CHARLOTTE, N. C, ; FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1887. VOLUME XXXVI. NUMBEK 1836 THE CHARLOTTE DEMOCRAT, Published xyxby Feidat by YATES fc STRONG. o Ijbms One Dollar and Fifty Cents for 1 year. One Dollar for 6 months. Subscription price doe in advance. o " Entered at the Poet Office in Charlotte, N 0., as second class matter," according to the rules of the P. O. Department. uTc. ECCLES. GEO. W. BRYAN. CENTRAL HOTEL, ClIARLOTTf, If. C. The largest and most centrally located Hotel in the city. Newly painted and . refurnished. Electric Bella and Electric Lights. The Central and Belmont united. 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 Charlotte Hotel. Jan. 1,1885. Dr. Annie L. Alexander, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Practice limited to diseases of WOMEN and CHILDREN, and attention to Female patients. 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. Jan. 1,1884. HUGH W. HARRIS. Attorney and Counsellor at Law, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Will practice in the State and Federal Courts, Office, First door west of Court House. Oct. 17. 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. HKBIOT CLARKSON. CHAS. H. DULS. CLARKSON & DULS, Attorneys at Law, Charlotte, N. C. Prompt attention given to all business in trusted. Will practice in all Courts of the State. -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. Dentist, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Office in Brown's building, opposite Charlotte Hotel. 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 surrounding country. C3f Office on Tryon St , next to Buford House. luiaulerjce 309, West 5th St., near First Presby terian Church. Oct. 14, 1887 y DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Practice Limited to the EVE, EAR AND THROAT. Jan. 1, 1884. HOFFMAN & ALEXANDER, Surgeon Dentists, CHARLOTTE. N . C . Ufflce over A. R. Niabet & Bro's store. Office nours from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M. Jan. 1,1886. JOHN PARRIOR, 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 lair price. 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 tug. Aug. 19, 1887. PINE SHOES. 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. Commissioner's Sale. 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. HERIOT CLARKSON, Oct. 7, 1887. 5w Commissioner. Public Sale 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 follows : 1st. The Dwelling and Lot fronting 63 feet on B street and running back with 5th street about 142 feet. 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 137K Acres. j. w. Mcdowell. I also desire to sell my Dower interest in the above Tract. I possess said interest as the widow of the late John H. McDowell. Mrs. A. R. WILLIAMS. 2m-pd Oct. 14, 1887. 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. Valuable Land FOR SALE. 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 premises. W. B. WITHERS, Davidson College, N. C Sept. 30, 1887. tf Executor's Notice. Having qualified as Executors of the last Will and Testament of the late J. Star Neely, all persons having claims against the said Estate are 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, Execution Sale. 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, 600 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. NEW STOCK Muslin Underwear 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 town. Big Stock Misses' and Boys' Ribbed Hosiery in Black and Colors. And don't forget our Blanket Stock. Just in, new Patterns lor November. Lots of other things. 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 riven, 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 glancing n bluest dress is still entrancing, When sumao glimmers red. The timid swallows southward turning. For brighter suns and flowers are yearning, 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 me, 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. Executor's Notice. 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, SEED WHEAT For Sale. I have a lot of EVERITT IMPROVED SEED WHEAT; Also, a lot of FULCASTER WHEAT for sale. Send in your orders. J. W. 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. NOTICE. 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 trouble. SPRINGS & BURWELL. Sept. 16, 1887. THE LAST NOTICE. 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 the meeting. 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 Beady-Mixed Paints. Averill Ready-Mixed Paints are considered the best. For sale by W. M. WILSON & CO., 100,000 Pounds OF WANTED. RAGS 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 nature or 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 man. "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. MILLINERY GOODS FOB 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 very close. We also have a large stock of Pittsburg Steel Plows, Single and Double Iron Foot Plow Stocks, at Rock Bottom prices. HAMMOND & JUSTICE. Oct 7,1887. Easy Places. 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 bettering ourselves. 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. Surprised Indians. 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 upon. . 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 said : "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 ample. 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 -1a T" - w I 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 formance. ; 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 ing. 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 leaders. 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 hercely. 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 on. 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 deadliest combat 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 Spanish men-of-war. 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 stand. "iJ 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 done ? 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 means. 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 ewe, - .-- -..-f -. .! . .