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NOVEMBER 16, 1890.
PAGES 9 TO IS
IN THE LAND OF THE SKY.
'THE HERALD'S" CONTEST.
WEALTH, HEALTU, AND PLEASURE
IN "WESTERN NOUTH CAROLINA.'
Tlio iloautlful Region Fonotrntod ljy the
Richmond and Diinvlllo System Aslio
villc, tlio Famous French Ilrond, and
the Lovely Valley Whcro tlio Hot
Springs Bublilo Up.
Correspondence of Tun Sunday Heuald.1
Hot Spmncis, N. C, Nov. 14. The boom
which has recently struck the South is by no
means confined to Virginia and Tennessee.
The Old North Statu feels it, especially In this
western section, anl evidences of her commer
cial and industrial reawakening are abundant.
It is not many years since many people, if
asked to name the most backward State in the
South, would have readily nnswercd, North
Carolina. To-day this Is far from the truth.
North Carolina is awake, with her brain alert,
her eyes open, and her coat off. She has begun
to measure her own power and possibilities, and
she finds them great. All along the line of the
Richmond and Danville Railroad, which pene
trated Western North Carolina but a few years
ago, a new spirit has been Infused into the peo
ple. The towns have been stirred Into new and
At. Ashcvllle, the metropolis of Western
North.Caroliua, the rapid development of the
last few years can be studied at its best. This
beautifully situated mountain city is enjoying a
vigorous boom. The moss which almost over
grew the town in the depressing years which
followed the war has been torn off and cleared
away by the strong and impatient hands of
progress. The modern spirit is in the bracing
mountain air, and tho haze which hangs forever
over the surrouudlng, hills Is no longer com
posed wholly of such stuff as poets' dreams arc
made of. There is quite a mixture of the
smoke of prosaic factory chimneys in it.
Tho location of Ashevlile is uncommonly at
tractive. On every side rise wooded mountains,
seamed by deep ravines. Through the town
Hows the Swannanoa River, soon to join the
beautiful French Broad. Ashevlile is loosely
and irregularly built along both sides of the
stream, on the easy gradients of the hillsides,
and even up tho embocuures of tho ravines that
seam the mountains. The town is now in
an unlovely transition period between the
sleepy plcturesqueuess of the old and the
smartness of the new. New streets and ave
nues are being cut into tho hills, the old streets
are being torn up and repaved, new buildings
arcvirising on every baud, and tho clear, sweet
air resounds with the rap of the hammer and
the creak of the builder's crane. Real estate Is
rapidly advaucing in value, and the population
is increasing at n lively rate. Another factor
which is doing much for the town is its well
deserved reputation as a health resort. Ashe
vlile is situated in a mountain valley, at an alti
tude of nearly 3,000 feet above sea level. The
rainfall is slight the year around, and tho num
ber of sunny days is almost as great as in Colo
rado or Southern California.
An institution of which Ashevillo is justly
proud is tho Battery Park Hotel. The location
of this picturesque edifice is on a hill just out
side tho town, of which a comploto view can bo
obtained from the hotel's broad porches, while
the panorama of wooded mountains, extending
into the hazy distance on every side, is some
thing indescribably beautiful.
But to obtain the full charm of these moun
tains of "Western North Carolina one must pene
trate bevoud Ashevillo to this old but now re
juvenated resort, the Hot Springs. The Rich
mond and Dauville Road brines you here,
along tho famous valley of tho French Broad
River, amid scenery not exceeded in impressive
grandeur and quiet beauty by any 1 have over
beheld. The road cieeps close to" tho river all
tho way, winding in and out about tho feet of
tho mountains with bewildering tortuosity, re
vealing every few minutes a fresh vista of grand
or beautiful landscape as it whirls about a sharp
curvo or plunges out of a deep gorge into a
more open stretch. As ono gazes out of tho car
window at tho nigged course tho river has mado
for itself tho imagination calls up vivid pictures
of tho flerco Avar that has beon waged for un
numbered centuries between tho contending
forces of the water and rocks. A thousand
times tho mountains seem to have Hung them
selves in tho way of tho on-rushing torrent, de
termined to check it and turn it back as an In
vader who threatened to disturb their sublimo
repose. But each tlmo tho indomitable river
turned tho wings of tho rocky army, or flung
itself with irreslstlblo fury against tho granite
breastworks, heaving them down in ruin and
scattering them to right and left as it sped on
its way in roarlug triumph. Mile after mile the
conflict was kept up, tho river alwaj'S victor,
the mountains still undismayed. At last the
latter seem to have grown weary of tho light
at 6uch close quarters with tho strange, eluslro,
shifting Invader, who laughs at all tho arts of
mountainous warfare and continues in turbu
lent triumph his career through tho hostile coun
try of tho granite giants. The mouutains ap
pear to haYo mado up their minds to quietly
draw off a bit aud reconuoitro tho enemy from
a distance as ho rushes along, Tho result of
this retreat of the mountains is one of tho pretti
est parks that can well bo imagined. To left
and right tho bold hills open out, leaving a beau
tiful, almost lovel, meadow, perhaps a mile long
and three-quarters of a mile wide. Along it
northerly side tho river winds over a broad bed,
les6 turbulently than in tho narrow gorges,
whero every foot of Its narrow passage was dis
puted by tho embattled rocks. Still every pait
of tho valloy is filled with tho subdued roar of
the waters, which at night sound like tho rumblo
of a railroad train softened by tho dlstanco. In
this lovely little valley, sheltered on all sides by
tho mountains, there reigns an almost pereunial
spring. Even yet, though tho oaks and
maples and beeches ou tho hillsides have mostly
passed through tho glories of yellow and crimson
to tho dry, sombre Brown of vegetable death, tho
grass iu the Yalloy Is green. Here, close by tho
banks of tho river, bubble up tho Bprlngs which
give tho place its uamo, aud which have been
famous for tho healing powers of their waters
for a century. Niuety years ago tho first Inn
was built in this favored valley and sinco that
tlmo threo or four others have been erected on tho
samoslte. Tho present hotel, a largo woodeu
structure, in its main part of a Queen Anne de
sign, is live or six years old and was erected by
tho Southern Improvement Company, which
owii6 a great amount of piopertyiu this region.
Until a few years ago these springs were al-
WlSI-IIJN"C3-TOTV9S WARD MCALLISTER;
Or, Who Shall Select the Choice Spirits of Washington Society.
together a summer resort for people from the
South. Of late, however, the new management
has made the charms and advantages of the re
sort known in the North, and now every win
ter thousands of Northern people flock here in
pursuit of health, rest, and pleasure. The mild
ness and dryness of the climate make it a par
ticularly desirable residence for consumptives.
A little way back in the mouutains sportsmen
find plenty of bear, deer, and wild turkeys. In
the mountain streams trout aro to bo had iu abun
dance, and on every hand tho scenery is wild
and beautiful in a high degree. The town it
self is very small. The proprietors of tho resort
have built several good roads through tho
neighboring mountains, and along tho north
bank of tho French Broad winds the old State
road fiom Ashevlile to tho Tennessee line, tho
latter about six miles westward. Tho hotel is
thoroughly modern In all its appointments, and
is well managed. Tho annual iuilux of North
ern people has just begun and by tho 1st of
December It is expected that between 250 and
300 guests will bo enjoying its hospitality. Al
ready there aro many pleasant people hero from
Boston, Now York, Brooklyn, and Philadelphia.
Tho weather is perfect, tho days being warm
and clear, the nights pleasantly cool. No rain
has fallen iu weelcs. Snow is seldom seen, and
usually molts as it falls in tho valloy, although
in tho mountains not far off it sometimes Is
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Washington Musical Olnh.
Tho many admirers of tho Washington Mu
sical Club will undoubtedly fill the Unlversallst
Church uoxt Wednesday evening, when this
popular club gives its first concert for this
season. The programmo on that occasion has
beou selected with considerable care, with tho
intention of making tho entertainment of tho
very highest order. Tho club, consisting of
Mr. Henry Xandcr, pianist; Mr. Herman
Rakcman, violinist, and Mr. Paul Mlersch,
violoncellist, will bo assisted by that pleasing
and talented artist, Mrs, Julio E. Wyman, of
New York, Mrs. Wyman's beautiful mozzo
sopran voice won tho admiration of all tho
musical pooplo In Now York and Boston whon
sho assisted tho Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Particular Interest is manifested in tho rendi
tion of Beethoven's famous Kicutzer Sonata,
tho first aud second movement of which will bo
performed by Messrs. Xander and Rakcman.
This, tho most difficult of all of Bee
thoven's piauo and violiu sonatas, was
dedicated by him to his celobrated contem
porary, tho violinist Rudolph Kreutzor, and
has since been universally called "Tho Kreut
zer Sonata. Tho sale of seats, up to this dato,
has been unusually largo aud tho entertainment
will bo mado ono of tho musical treats of tho
season. Tickets can bo obtained at all the music
stores or from auy of tho members of tho club.
Single admission, 75 cents; subscription tickets,
$3, entitling tho holder to two reserved seats at
oach of tho three concerts to bo given during
this season. Unlversallst Church, corner
Thirteenth aud L streets northwest, Wednes
day evening, November 10, at 8 o'clock.
Changes in Catholic Pastors.
Rot. Stephen Kolly, S. J., has beon trans
ferred to tho pastorate of tho Jesuit Church iu
Providence, R. I.,' tho Rov. Father Brady
succeeding hlra. Father Kelly has been at
Trinity Church. Georgetown, for ten years, aud
In that tlmo built and has almost paid for ono
of tho handsomest churches iu tho District.
Father Kolly is ono of tho most popular as well
as ono of the most eloquent of tho Jesuit
preachers, Ills devotion to 6tudy and his acts
of beneficence endeared him to a largo body of
peoplo outside his congregation, and theio is
grief among tho Protestants us well as Catho
lics over his loss.
Now is tho time. Wo will puy big monoy for
gent's llrst-class soeond-hniul clothing. Address
or call at Justh's old stund, oil) I) street N. W.
.A I Tf AuEKS J
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! NEW YORK WAXKR COLOR CL.UR.
Withhlneton Artlbtn Whoso Worlc Flcures
In tho First Annual Exhibition.
The current of public demaud, which of late
years has been settinj: away from etchings aud
engravings toward oils and aquarelles, is the
principal reason assigned for the establishment
of a second water-color exhibit in New York.
Art dealers have found the handling of paint
ings on commission an Increasing source of
profit. One of the objects' of the New York
Water Color Club, which was organized last
May with Chlldo Hassam as president, Is to re
taiu for the artists themselves the profits ailsing
from the sale of their work, by bringing artist
and buyer into direct communication.
Tho Water Color Club is in no way antago
nistic to tho American Water Color Society, a
number of whoso members are identified with
tho younger association; on tho contrary, Jtis be
lieved that the establishment of a fall exhibition
will in a measure relieve tho pressure upon the
spring Academy, which is invariably so great
as to preclude tho admission of much meritori
Tho first annual exhibition of the Water
Color Club opened on Friday of last week at
tho American Art Galleries, and will coutinuo
until December 8. Over -100 water colors (about
a third of which aro contributed by members of
tho association) aro hung, filling four of tho
five galleries. Tho fifth gallery is given up to
a curious collection of paintings by Baron
Harden Hickey, illustrating twelve purallel
scenes in the lives of Christ and Buddha, a
pictorial expression of tho theory that the
Christian religion was derived from the Bud
Tho attendance at tho exhibition, I am told,
has bceu very gratifying, considering tho
counter-attractions offered by tho reception to
Stanley at tho Metiopolltau Opera House aud
tho horse 6how at the Madlsou Squaro Garden.
Tho general opinlou regarding tho artistic
excellence of the pulntlngs oxhlbited 6cems to
bo that while theio uro no works of extraordi
nary merit tho average attained Is good.
Among tho contributors aro Georgo Wharton
Edwards, Charles Warren Eaton, W. Hamilton
Gibsou, Chlldo llassam, Hamilton Hamilton,
Rhoda Holmes Nlcholls, and other woll-known
artists, but some of tho best work has been
doue by thoso whose names aro not so familiar
to tho public. Neaily one-half ot tho paintings
exhibited aro tho work of women,
Tho exhibition Is by no means coufinod to
local talent, however, pictures having been re
ceived from New England and from Southern
and Western cities as far removed as Louis
ville, Ky., aud Dotrolt, Mich. One or two
have even como from tho other side. Washing
ton is represented by nine eutrles, tho work of
Do Laucoy Gill, James Henry Moser, Hohart
Nichols, M. Tiers, aud Bertha E. Perrle.
Mr. Gill, who possesses tho happy faculty
of endowing tho most ordluary subjects
with an artistic glamour, contributes two
small paintings, "A Chcsapeako Inlet"
aud "Sultry Weathor." Tho fir6t of
these, au exquisite little picture, which I
bellovo was exhibited In Washington at tho
Cosmos Club, is attracting considerable atten
tion. It was soon purchased, and I am In
formed that several offers have sinco been made
for it, Tho Now York Herald in mentioning
these pictures says of Mr. Gill: "Ho paints with
an artistic spirit and a dainty detail that recalls
tho work of Pokitinov."
Mr. Moser is represented by but ono contri
bution, "Tho Road Back from tho Beach at
Capo May Point." This is a pastel ouo of tho
few admitted to tho exhibition.
Mr. Nichols exhibits three meritorious pic
tures, "An Old Sprlug, Arlington Heights,"
" Oh . WcV Gvoi '? m t o7
l tho T.'tst
"An Estuary of the Potomac," aud "The Path
to the Observatory," all of which show careful
work aud fidelity to nature. It Is woithy of
note that the artist has drawn his inspiration
for each of these pictures from the picturesque
environs of Washington.
Mrs. Mary Tiers's signature is attached to
only one small still life a clever bit of work
that found a ready purchaser.
Miss Perrie's pictures, "Morning on tho Del
aware" aud a still life entitled "Fruit," exhibit
broader effects than aro noticeablo in some of
that lady's earlier work a decided improve
ment upon her former pleasing, but too con
It is u matter for regiet that Mr. William 11.
Holmes, whose work is well and favorably
known in New York, does not figuro among
the Washington contributors.
Ckaiiles L, Benjamin.
THEY RUSTED THE CORNER.
How a Rush Speculator Wn Dealt With in
California Lone Ago,
From tho Detroit News.
A prominent Detroit merchant, who was in
business In San Francisco during the epoch of a
great commercial excitement, tells tho follow
ing story which occurred in 1853: An agent of a
big London and Paiis banking firm conceived
tho idea of eoiueiiug flour, just as a side Issue
to the firm's regular business, in which Its
money invested there was paying 40 per cent.
The agent was a young mau, named Aaron
Lovl. In those days a corner in grain or pro
visions was not sucu a common thing as now,
and possessed tho charm of novolty. Lovl se
cured all tlio flour in tho market at $20 per bar
rel. In a few days tho price begau to 6oar, and
beforo it stopped reached tho unprecedented
figuro of 00 per barrel. It required pluck to
hold it there, as vessels loaded with flour wero
arilvlug daily. But Levi was equal to
it, and bought tho 6tu(T as fast as It
como In at the fictitious price he had
boosted it up to. In the mean time evidonco of
an approaching famlno began to appear in tho
scaicity of this necessary artlclo, and it wasn't
long before thoso engaged in tho mining dis
tricts were starving on account of Lovl's little
schemo. Tho miners finally learned tho cau6o
of their famluo and started in force for
'"Frisco." On their arrival thoy waited on
Mr. Aaron Levi, nud a very shoit conversation
ensued. They gave that gentloman his choice
betweeu death and an immediate resalo of all
his flour to tho peoplo from whom ho bought it,
at tho price ho himself had given, and if that
was more than he could get, then at tho market
price for tho tlmo being,
Levi elected to llvo even on such terms I It
is needless to say that to "unload" under such
circumstances would havo ruined any but a
Crresus. A corner 1b said to sometimes act
like a boomeraug, Thle afforded an oxcellcnt
Instance of that special peculiarity. Mr. A,
Levi found his corner a very warm corner In
deed, and it was long beforo ho again gave tho
rein to his vaulting ambition to grow rich "be
yond tho dreams of avarice" in a fortnight.
A dlbh which is becoming a great favorite
with epicures is a fruit salad fordossoits, com
posed of 6llced orauges, bauanas, aud Johnson's
Bahama brand of cauued pineapple, grated,
6llver-forked, or sliced, as may bo pre
ferred, although in tho latter caso tho
slices should bo cut iuto small pieces. Mix the
fruit (sliced oranges, bananas, and grated plue
applo) with tho juice of two lovious, and place
in a salad or preserve dish in altcruato layers of
fruit and powdered sugar; then put in tho re
frigerator to get cool au hour or two beforo
serving, aud you havo a dish which will delight
TnE LONG LIST OF CANDIDATES
MAKES TDK INTEIISTWAX WARM.
All tho Ynune Folks In tho City nro Cnnvns
slnj for Votes Either for ThcmsolvoH or
Tholr Friend Tho Handsome mid Trim
Little Surry Still Attrnots n Crowd.
A Presidential election could hardly exceed
In Interest that which the contest inaugurated
by The Sunday Hehai.d has developed. To
decide who is the most popular boy or girl In
this city Is the task which Tun IIekai.d has im
posed on the peoplo of Washington and they
havo undertaken it in a manner which shows
tho' most popular ono will surely win. Sub
scription lists have already been begun, and one
might say that almost a housc-to-houso canvass
is being made. Tho children themselves are
becoming moro and more interested and the
fond hopo of each ono of securing tho pair of
ponies and the surry for himself will un
doubtedly make tho contest close and popular.
Sunday IIekatds in lots of 500 aro ordered al
most each day, tho coupons cut out and de
posited in favor Tof some of the candidates.
The Heuat.d is searching diligently for a suita
ble pair of ponies, but, so particular aro they
that only tho best In every particular shall
be chosen, no selection has as yet been
made. Tho largest number of votes yet re
ceived have been recorded during tho past week,
and the lotters of inquirv as to conditions, etc.,
have not ceased. But surely a handsome,
bound, and fleet-footed pair of ponies, together
with a trim little surry, is not a prize to bo
scorned, and it is not surprising that so much
interest is shown in the contest. Tho following
list contains the names of the candidates from
whom is to be elected the winner of the title of
tho most popular boy or girl in the city, as well
as The Sunday Herald's extravagaut prize:
1. Edith W. Hough, 245 N. Capitol street.
2. Edward E. Darby. 1215 Twenty-ninth street
3. Clarence E. Froy. (MHO F street northwest.
Lucilo Colby, 13:27 F street northwest.
Benjamin Harrison McKee, Executive Man-
Garnett L. Ifobbs, 809 K street northwest.
Irene R. Wallach. 129 Indiann avenuo north-
8. Edward Fisher McKnew, 2124 Fourteenth
9. Welhelmlna Lallayne, 1117 B street south
east. 10. Katharine May Brooks, 2304 Fourteenth
11. Herbort II. Doyle. 3010 O street northwest.
12. Helen Seuiierle, 9C0 S street northwest.
13. Clement T. Key worth, 1907 H street north
west. 14. Clarenco L. Park, 715 S street northwest.
15. Don Allen, 1305 Q street northwest.
10. Walter Foster, 942 S street northwest.
17. Bessie Clark Baker, 1819 Kstrect northwest.
18. Nannie L. Armbruster, 2017 K street north
west. 19. Henry Sherwood. 1017 E. Capitol street.
20. Willis M. Baura, 712 B street southwest.
21. KatloE. Gaskins. 1205 Twenty-eighth street
22. Teresa Belle ICondrup.lOOl New Hampshire
23. John C. McCubben. 938 S street northwest.
24. Richard Dunn White, 1330 1 street northwest.
25. Georgo W. Vierbuohcn, 310 Eighth street
20. R. Golden Donaldson, 209 Thirteenth street
27. Charles F. Williams, nil D street northwest.
2S. Marin Pushaw, 1314 Vermont avenue.
1 129. Ilnttio Morrow, 418 Eighth street southwest.
30. William Charles Hnmmett, 801 Twentieth
31. E. M. Hall, 302J Ninth street southeast.
32. Frank Ghieolli, 1730 Pennsylvania avenue
33. Charles F. Sterne, 311 D street northwest.
31. Madge Gilbert. Tnlcoma Park.
85. Ada DenSiody, 817 F street northwest.
30. E. FranklDnvis, 1514 Ninth street northwest.
37. Li..io Van Vleck, 407 Fourth street north
39. Etel Wyekoir, 903 Massaclnibetts avenuo
40. James Joseph Winchester, 2013 G street
41. Walter Foster. 9126 street northwest.
12. John Naylor Swartzell, 1107 N street north
west. 43. Frances T. Towers, 1311 Fourteenth street
44. Frank Hny Howe, 1701 1 street northwest.
45. Charles E. Marsh, 900 Massachusetts nvenuo
40. Samuel Sliellubargcr, Jr., 812 Seventeenth
FITNESS OF THINGS.
Furnishing a Room to Harmonize With
tho Occupant's Complexion.
From tho N. Y. Star.
Only a fow years ago thero was such a nar
rowed understanding of tho niceties of Interior
decoration that peoplo actually laughed at tho
Idea of furnishing a room to harmonize in gen
eral color effect with tho complexion of its oc
cupants, says tho Cjihohtcra: Tho humorous
columns of the great dallies wero full of deco
rative jokes; tho woman who would dress her
self to liarmonlzo with her homo surroundings,
or, rather, dress her homo to harmonize with
her appropriate colors, or tho mau whp would
throw the weight of his individuality into his
6tudy furnishings, wero hold up as subjects for
hilarious ridicule. Tho trouble was the subject
was iu advance of the people. But nowadays
wo cannot afllllato tho falr-fat-aud-forty with
frail aud delicate furnishings. Mme, Pompa
dour's stylo of furniture, with Its heavy rolls
nnd massive upholsterlngs, aro in tho fat-and-forty
Hue, aud wo cannot associate tho romp
ing, maidonish Impulses of a fair girl with tho
sturdy and solid surroundings of such a room.
On the contrary, wo think of light maplo wood
work, cobwebby curtains caught back with
pink and blue, cream walls, aud Japanese
rugs. Wo would say that a girl of a dead
matio color, who furnished her room in rose
pinks and steel grays, was cgregiously Jgnoraut
or wished to appoar at her worst, and nothing
is moro woefully out of placo than a healthy,
vigorous, maseulino man in the intricato bo
wildeiing chaos of a gingerly-furnished Louis
Electric Rolt Froo.
Tointroduooitnudobtalu agents tho undor
slgued firm will givo away a low of their S5.00
German Electric Holts Invonlod by Prof. Van dor
Woydo.Pres. ot tho Now York ElectricalSooioty,
(U.S. Pat. 257,017,) a posltivo euro for Nervous
Doblllty, lthoumatlsm, Loss of Powor. oto. Ad
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N. Y. Write to them to-duv.