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Four Years on Crutches.
For fifteen yean I was afflicted with rheu
matism, four yearsof which 1 was compelled
to go on crutches. Words are inadequate to
express the suffering I endured during that
time. During these fifteen years or exis
tence (it whs not living), I tried every known
remedy without receiving any benelit.
Anally began on Swift's Specific (8. a.
which from the first gave me relief, and to
day I am enjoying the bent of health, and am
a well man. I candidly believe that s. 3. S.
Is the best biood purilleron the market to
day. J.D. TAYLOR, Cuba, Mo.
Treatise on Blood and Skin Piseases mail
edfpie.SWIFTSPEClFIC CO., Atlanta Ga.
PKOPESSIONA L CM fVW.
1IAVII1SON, Tims. A. 'onkk
Jas. (1. Maktin. AKheville.
J JAVIIiSON. MARTIN Kr.lONKS.
Attorneys mill Counsellors nl Lnw,
Ashcrille. N. C.
Will pr nice in the 11th and llith .Juilicinl
IHstricts. fO'd in the Supreme Court of North
Carolina, nm! in the Federal Courts of the
Western District of North Carolina.
Refer to Hank of A.ln-rillc. dtsel
'MAS. A. Mlt'ifcli. Ill CP MKHKICK.
Attorneys anil Counsellors at Uv,
- Ashcville. N.C.
I'raetiee ill the I'niteil States Circuit and
lltstriet Courts at Ashcville, Statesville. Char
lotte nnd (Jreenshoro, in the Supreme Cutin.,
at KaleiKh, anil in the courts oi ine i weiun
ludieial District of the State of North Cnro
SiHclnl attention given to collection o!
r. n. cniili.
I. o. MKHkiMON.
OHH ,fc MHKKIMON,
Attorneys anil Counsellors at Law.
Practice in all the courts.
Office: Nos. 7 ami s, Johnston liuihlillK.
IONBS Kt SIH'FORD.
i:i;o. a. siiri'onn. I
Attorneys at l.liw.
AshevtlK, N. C.
lTncties in the Superior Courts of Western ,
North Carolina, the Supreme Court ol l he j
State, und the Federal Courts at Ashcville.
tllhee ill Jontiston Ollllfllllfjr. waere uue mem- i
ler ol me nrin can uiways oe iuuu.
Architect and Contractor.
(Mans, siccirieations and estimates fur
tlisheil. All work in my line contracted for,
and no charges lor drawings on contracts
References when desired.
Office: No. 11! Hendry Itlock, North Court
Umiarc. Ashevillc, N. C f.1.1 11.11 y
JJ H. DOUGLASS, D. D. S.
DENTAL ROOMS. . NO. 24 SOUTH MAIN ST.,
Over Grant Kr Winncrfs Drug Store.
Uesidcnce, No. Oh llniley St. fcblodly
K. II. BKKVKS, ll.D.S. II. K. SMITH, 11. U.S.
Drs. Reeves & Smith.
III Connally Building, over Redwood's Store,
Teeth extracted without pain, with the new
auiesthetic, and all cases of irregularity cor
F. RAMSAV, D. U.S.
In Barnard BuililiiiR lintranecs, Patton
Avenue und Main Street.
Dr. Vrank Harvey,
Office at Sevier's Stable.
Residence Comer of Hast and Hillside
.iul25 d 12m
VETERINARY SHOEING FORGE,
Scientific Shoein in all its branches.
Comer Walnut nnd North Main Strets.
R. T. HOI.UNGSWORTH,
RTHl'R M. HI EMM
All mechanical ocular defects of the eye cor
rected. Hours for examination 1 to 1M a. in., i to
5 p. m. jul dtl
BOUIS & BUOTIIERTON,
Plumbers & Tinners.
STEAM AND OAS PITT1NC,
TIN AND SLATK ROOKING.
Furnaces and Heaters.
Jobbing Promptly :
i Attended to.
a6 Patton Avenue.
6RADFIELD REGULATOR CO. ATLAm'Aqj
ABSOLUTELY 8AFE !
Burnt In tny Limp without danger of
Exploding or taking fire. See that you
gat the genuine. For aale by
BALTIMORE UNITED OIL CO.,
A8HBVILLB, N. C.
tlvc the Children a Cliauce.
There is something radically wrong
witli the health of n child when it 9ccms
lisLlcss, has injur or no apietitc, eyes
sunken anil with dark skin beneath. In
most eases showing these symptoms the
child has worms, and all that it needs is
some simple remedv, such ns Hart's Worm
Cream, to expel t! e worms, and t he child
will soon he in perfect health iigriiu. 1 'it
rents, try it and let. your little ones have
a fair chance for life.
A Impish trick Trichina:.
Conic and see Hen ing & Weaver's new
winter styles of shoes just now coming
in. ll costs nothing to look.
A popular question "Is that s i ?"
SHILOH'S VITALIZE;; is what yon
need for Constipation, Loss of Apiieiilc,
Dizziness, anil allsymptoinsofllysiiepsiti.
Price lit and 75 cents cr bottle.
CKOI'l', WHOOl'ING COl'CII anil
Bronchitis immediately relieved bv
The way of the transgressor is usually
a "taking" way.
If you are suffering with weak or in
flamed eyes, or granulated eyelids, you
can he cured by using Dr. J. 11. McLean's
Strengthening liye Salve.
It is the young man with the sand who
wins the girl with the rocks.
If you are all run down have no
strength, no energy, and feel very tired
all the time take Dr. J. H. McLean's
Sarsaparilla. It will impart strength
and vitality to your system.
When the leaves begin to turn iieople
tumble to the fact that fall is here.
THAT HACKING COUGH can be so
quickly cured by Shiloh's Cure. We
WILL YOI' Sl'I-FIvK with Dysiiepsia
.....i i (-oimil.iint ? Shiloh's Vitulizer
is guaranteed to cure you.
A woman may be too good for this
world, but she cannot be too pretty or
Herrini' & Weaver have combined
both style and durability in their splen
did stock of shoes now arriving.
You can get foam at the beaches now
f nthing. A little while ago it cost
. . 7 i. -
ne tcillh .1 gl.iss.
The blood must be pure for the body to
be in perfect condition, Dr. J. II. Mc
Lean's Sarsaparilla makes pure blood
and imparts the rich bloom ofhealth and
vigor to the whole body.
A man may hear what is going on
round the corner, but he can't sec it
even with a circular saw.
Don't hawk, hawk, and blow, blow,
disgusting everybody, but use Dr. Sage's
Catarrh Remedy and lie cured.
Funny, isn't it, that no marriage cere
mony is a success unless there is a hitch
in it somewhere.
II vim feel "out of sorts," cross nnd
peevish take Dr. J. McLean's Sarsapa
rilla ; cheerfulness will return and life
will acquire new zest.
The dude who h. s ,i good income is
usually of excellent morais. He can keep
himself in cheek, vou see.
Don't irritate your lungs with a stul
born cough when a pleasant nnd effective
remedy inny be found in Dr, J. H. Mc
Lean's Tar "Wine Lung lialm.
Flies are fond of sweet things, but
young men as u rule are agreed that
"there are no Hies on a sweet girl.
For lame back, sideorehtst, use Shiloh's
Porous I'lastcr. I'rice 25 cents.
SHILOH'S COUCH and Consumption
Cure is sold by us on a guarantee. It
cures Consuni ptton .
When the boarder wakes from slumber
now n smile his visage wears,
For the smell of steak and onions from
below ascends the stairs.
New shoes at Herring &
Piles of them !
It takes money to lie fashionable. The
poor man who" gets into the swim is
liable to get out of his depth.
Ladies Have Tried It.
A number of mv lady customers have
tried ".Mother's Friend," and would not
be without for many times its cost. They
recommend it to nlf who are to lieeome
mothers. K. A. I'avnk, Druggist, Green
Write The Bratltield Keg. Co., Atlanta,
C.a., for particulars. Sold by all drug
Kists. The man who pays his way ne'er frets;
Life holds for him much fun,
In short, the man who pays his debts,
Of debts has never one.
SLIvKTLKSS NU'.IITS. made miserable
bv that terrible cough. Shiloh's Cure is
the remedy for vou.
CAT ARK H CUKF.D, health and sweet
breath secured, bv Shiloh's Catarrh
Kemcdv. Price 50 cents. Nasal Injector
free bv T. C. Smith & Co.
We do not know that George Washing
ton was in the habit of writing for the
newspapers, but if he was we suppose he
signed himself "Veritas."
A Little CJIrl'H MiHtake.
-Little Lizzie may not have made such a
mistake after all, when she told her play
mate that mnmmu was ever somucii liet
ter since she began taking "Golden Medal
Discovery." Lizzie meant Dr. l'ierce's
Golden Medical Discovery , but many a re
stored sufferer hns feit that the discoverer
was worthv of a golden medal, lietter
than all the medals, is the consciousness
that thousands of cases of Consumption.
"Liver Complaint," Kidney Diseases, nnd
diseases ol" the blood, have been cured by
it. Lizzie's mamma was one of a count
less arm v who have learned by experience
the virtues of the "Discovery" for dis
eased livers and consequent impure blood.
It cures all Skin, Scalp nnd .Scrofulous
Affections, Salt Rheum, Tetter, F.rysie
las, Boils and kindred ailments. It is the
onlv medicine of its class, sold by drug
gists, under a positive guarantee that it
will benefit or cure in all eases of disease
for which it is recommended, or inoiiev
paid for it will lie refunded.
Now deep nmong the green leaved
The luscious, red tomato glows
Just like the carmine tint that shines
l. poll me warn wne-iunti n.
Dr. l'ierce's Pellets, or Anti-bilious
Granules. Laxative or Cathartic accord
ing to size of dose. Purely vcgela hie.
She Is that all the fish you caught?
Hi- Ve. hut 1 had a twentv-nound
bass bite; I sat perfectly still with bated
"1 guessed as much as soon as I saw
vou. Ynii see you neglected to throw
away the bottle"with which you baited
your breath before you reached home.
You can be supplied with oil ram
boots or shoes lor winter wear ni ner
ring & Weaver.
JUHtlce In Mecklenburg.
The business of the criminal court is
being wound up, and court will to
moi row adjourn for the term.
This has been an interesting day in
court. It was thought that the sentence
of death would be pronounced upon Kill
Alexander, the negro convicted of burg
lary, but that duty of the court was
postponed until to-morrow. There is a
strong sentiment in favor of having
Alexander's execution public.
The case of the State vs. Harry Mos
sett, charged with burglary, was sub
mitted, the "compromise" being burglary
in the second degree: Judge Mcarsgave
Mussel t a lile term in the State icuiten
tiarv. The true bill returned by the grand jury
against Monroe Cuthcy, for burglarizing
Mr. .VI. C. Mayer's residence was not
acted upon. Cnthey had been found
guiltv of burglary in the second tlegree,
in a" previous case. Judge Mcares sen
tenced Cathev to life in the penitentiary.
So the wind upof the Charlotte burglary
cases is one for the gallows and two for
Ijcniteiitiarv for life.
John Lillycrop, the young white hoy
who Inst winter shot n negro while hunt
ing for burglars, as a special officer, was
tried and found guilty.
llucklen'K Arnica .Halve.
The best salve in the world for cuts,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns, and all skin eruptions, and posi
tively cures piles, or no pay ieiitircd. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction,
or money refunded. I'rice 2 cents per
box. Por sale bv K. L. Incolis. daw
Wilmington Review of October 21:
Mrs. Rebecca Drown, relict of the late
john Drown, was to-day 101 years old.
She was born October 25, 17MH. One
year ago, amid the rejoicing and con
gratulation of her descendants, she cele
brated her centennial. May she live
many years yet, in health and strength,
to celebrate other birthdays.
1 resent n t!,e most elegant !or;n
THE LAXATIVE .nd NUTRITIOUS JUICE
FIGS OF CALIFORNIA.
Combined with the medicinal
v ii tnes of plants known to be
most beneficial to the human
system, forming an ngreeabk
and effective laxative to penna
nently cure Habitual Consij
pation, aud the many ills de
pending on a weak or inactive
"Midition of the
yfiDNEYS, LIVER AND BOWELS.
It is the most excellent remedy known to
CLEANSE THE SYSTEM EFFECTUALLY
When one is Itilioiu or Constipated
PURE BLOOD, REFRESHING SLEEP,
HEALTH nnd STRENGTH
1 ATURALLY FOLLOW.
Every o'.e is using it and all are
delighted with it.
ASK YOUR DRUGGIST FOR
BYnTJr" OP FIGrB
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SAN FRtNOISCO, CAL.
LOUISVILLE. KY NEW WRK, K. Y.
FINEST FARM IN NORTH CAROLINA
FOR ft A t K !
The Lowndes Place,
In Transylvania County.
One of the finest and liest htentetl fnrms in
Western N. C. 5 miles from the thriving town
of lirevard, the county seat of this, Transyl-
vainn county. The nunuintfs are an in gouu
rvimir. consisting of u large two story dwell
ing house, with 13 rooms, carnage house, ice
house, and in fact, all necessary outbuildings.
Siorafce room lor iffit) tons of hay and sta
lling tor loo head ol cattle a very sunsinn
tial aud convenient mute stable, with accom
modation forio mules.
This farm contains K30 acres, of which 3(H)
acres arc bottom, lying on the French Hrond
river, nnd ill a very high state of cultivation.
1 10 acres ot this is well set in mew low reii
top ir herds grass. Of the remaining r:io
acres, UK) acres are in upiano pnsiure nueiy
set with a mixture of grasses. Plenty of
h tndsoine oaks for shade in pasture land.
Itnuht running strcnmsoi pure waierinevery
field. The remni der is in woodland, with
ill the diltereut varieties ol timlier locust.
chestnut, oak, poplar, etc. Convenient to
good schools, churches and nostothee. Unily
mail. Fifteen miles from Hendersonville and
ar miles from Ashevillc. and on or very war
the line of the contemplated Atlanta, Asiie
ville and Baltimore railroad.
No such farm for its size can be found in this
Slate or any other State, for value, beauty
and desirability every way.
fir price ana particulars appiy to or uu
Natt Atkinson & Hon,
Asheville, N. C.
p, s. Alt) two other small but very desir
able tracts near by ut low figures,
NOTICE TO DELINQUENT TAXPAYERS.
All persons who have failed to list th.ir
polls or propcrtv for taxation are hereby no
tified that if they fail to come up at once
and pay their taxes, warrants will be issued
for them. Come up at onec and save costs
and trouble. The law will be strictly enlorced
on all delinquents. Respectfully,
N. A. KliYNOLPS.
City Tat Collector,
NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS.
The City Tax List for 18H9 is now in my
hands for collection. You are respectfully re
quested to come forward at once and settle
I will be in the Court House at the usual
place ready to wait on all persons who may
come. Respectfully. N. A. RKYNOLPS,
eep27 d30t City Tax Collector.
"MILLER BROS." 5KK
Art AMERICAN, and the BEST.
LEADING BUSINESS PENS.
Aud No. 76, 117, 1, Ache.
LEADING STUB PENS.
v. j waa
Akd Nos. lie, Mi, Obamt Pkk.
LEADING LEDGER PENS.
Aud No. 101, 606, out).
LEADING SCHOOL PENS.
Univanlty "ffli liii
AMD Nos. 883, 444, 16.
Tht Milltr Bros. Cutlery Co., Mtridin, Conn.
Steal Pens, Ink Brum and Pocket Cutlery.
FOR 8A1.K AT
J. N. Morgan's Book Store.
a n-rvv DKKI). carefully Dreoared Itv lead
V K member of the Asheville bar (on
flneet parchment and heavy flat paper), coy
erlnK all neceanary pointa, just out and now
tin Dale ni inc um u, -
rm Co., No. North Conrt Sqoare. n.nlo
THE OLD HOUSE.
Is through the porch and up the trilent Ktair;
Littlo la changed, I know so well the wbj h;
Hera tlm dead cam to meet me; It was there
The dream wan dreamed In unforgotben days.
But who Ih this that hurriefl on before,
A flitting Bhade the brood iug ahades among T
She turned I wiw her face O God! It wore
The fuce I used to wear wheo 1 was youug.
1 thought my spirit and my heart were tamed
To deathless; dead the pungs that agonize
The old grtef Rprinpa to choke me -I am shamed
llefore that lit tin ghost with eager eyes
Oh, turn away, let her not nee, not know'
I low should she hear It, how shouK she under
Oh, hasten down the Btairwuy, I: ante and go,
nd leave her dreatniug iu the silent luiid.
MKS. BLIVKVS BOXNTJ.
"Olil folk? will hi' old folks," said
Myrn Mnnton. "1111(1 the best plan is to
lot 'em have thoir own way."
"Oh, yes. f know." Raid Lenna, clasp
ing her hands "Hut that old Leghorn
hat. with the enmn like a Klove pipe
and the front like a washhands basin!
Who could tolerate that? And cvery
iHidy laughs, when she conies into
"Let 'em lauK'i," nhrewdly remarked
Myra. "I'd be willing folks xhould lauh
at me if I was worth thirty thousand
dollars and owned the Hliven mills into
Myr.i Manton was "hired help" at the
Bliven farm u stout New Englander of
fifty summers, with hair cut short, no
visible waist, and snapping black eyes.
Leona was old Mrs. Rliven'a niece a
slim girl of IS. with a balsam pink com
plexion, dreamy gry eyes, and teeth
white aud even as small pearls.
In the eyes of James Uliven, the old
lady's son, Leona was fairest of all cre
ated beings. Even Slyra Manton allowed
"that she was sorter nice to look at!" At;
for Mrs. Bliven herself, she expressed no
opinion whatever; Mrs. Bliven was not
n person who talked much.
"She's come to make me a visit," said
Mrs. Bliven one day to Myra. "1 sup
pose, if she suits me, I shall ask her to
stay for good and all."
"If you don't, I suppose Jim will,"
said Myra, with a shrewd twinkle of her
"As it happens, I'm the mistress of
this house," said Mrs. Bliven. "Well,
we'll see how sho suits."
And neither Myra the solid, nor Leona
the sylphlike, knew, as they sat on the
sunshiny doorstep, slicing great red
hearted peaches to dry for w inter use.
that Mrs. Bliven, from the garret win
dow above, where she was looking over
her halU of carpet rags, could distinctly
hear every word they uttered.
"Myra." Baid Leona, as she replenished
her pan from the great bushel basket,
"I'm going to tell you something."
"Tell ahead !" succinctly retorted Myra.
"I've got such an idea!"
"What is it?"
" Well, one of uiy schoolmates at Han
over hall had a grandmother. And her
grandmother hail just such a Noah's ark
of a bonnet as Aunt Bliven."
"Ilumph!" said Myra, peeling diligent
"And she and her sister took a pair of
big shears and snipped it up into little
bits and made the grandmother believe
that the rats did it."
"Must have been a credulous old creet
ur," observed Myra.
"Oh, no; but it was really such a neat
job. Don't you think, Myra, we might
dispose of the old Leghorn hat in some
"No, 1 don't!" said Myra, spearing a
peach on the end of her knife anil begin
ning artistically to remove its pink velvet
Leona sighed and went on with hei
work. Myra Manton paused to call hei
frolicsome littlo terrier off from a brood
of half grown turkey poults who were
foraging around the barn door.
"I do wish," said she, curtly, "that
Cappen John Jackson hadn't sent me
that plagucy beast to take care on till he
come hack from that voyage to Fayal.
If he hurts any of the fowls I expect
Mrs. Hliven'll murder me."
"Myra," said Leona, "are you really
engaged to Captain John Jackson?"
"(jet out!" said Myra, with a sheepish
smile. "1 dunno whether I be or not."
The next day Leona came into her
aunts room with a pretty black and
white straw bonnet, trimmed with a jet
dagger nnd loops innumerable of black
"Look, Aunt Bliven!" said she.
"What's that?" said the old woman.
turning her spectacle glasses full on the
"I've been trimming a bonnet for
"You might have saved yourself the
trouble, sharply 8oke the matron.
"But don't you like it?" pleaded Leona
who was beginning to tremble all over.
"It's very nice, I dare sav, but I'm
very well suited already with what I've
"But, Aunt Bliven"
' 'Tain't worth while to discuss the
matter," 6aid Mrs. Bliven, dryly. "I cal
culate I m old enough to choose for my
self what I'll wear and what I won't!"
Leona shrank into herself like the
leaves of a sensitive plant; she crept
back to her bedroom with the rejected
triumph of homo made millinery, and
had a good cry over it.
Presently she heard her aunt calling
She ran out.
"Oh, Aunt Bliven, I liad forgotten to
tell you. Myra had a telegram from her
sister up at Portland, and she had to run
to catch the 10 o'clock train. Her sister's
husband has had an accident, and I
promised her I'd expluin it to you. She'll
be back as soon as they possibly can
spare her, and I'm to do the housework
while she is gone.
Ohl Mrs. Bliven sniffed discontentedly.
"Seems to me people are always havin'
accidents," said she. "However, you
may go aud pick some Lima beans and
sweet corn, and we'll have a dish of
good, old fashioned succotash. Myra is
a good cook, but she never could make
succotash. And in the afternoon we 11
have Toby harnessed up and drive over
to idow Sally Suiith 8 to tea."
This is what vou ought to have, in fact
vou must have it, to fully enjoy life.
Thousands are starching for it daily, nnd
mourning Ixvnuse they find it not. Thou
sands upon thousands ol dollars ore
six-iit annually by our people in the hope
that thev nuiv attain this boon. And yet
it mav lie had by nil. We guarantee that
Electric Uitters."if used according to di
rections and the use persisted in, will
briiiff vou Good Oiuestion nnd oust the
demon Dyspepsia nnd install instead Eu-
oensv. We recommcna r.iecinc ranm
tor Dvsoensi.i and nil diseases of Liver,
Stomach and Kidnevs. Sold at 50c. and
$1 er bottle at F. LJncobs' drugstore
Titles of nobility art as old as the hu
man race. Adam was the first bare 'un
The long shadows of afternoon were
lying athwart the closely mown grass
when old Toby was led to the door, aud
Mrs. Bliven called loudly to Leona to
bring down her bonnet and shawl.
The girl, who had no especial fancy
for the society of Widow Sally Smith
and her hard voiced daughters, listlessly
But the moment she opened the "best
bedroom" door, where the old lady kept
herchoicest treasures.she uttered a shriek
of disiuay. There, on the lloor, in a
series of jagged strips and indistinguish
able debris, lay Mrs. liliven's famous
"Goodness me!" cried a shrill voice,
"what's the matter?"
And Leona became conscious that old
Mrs. Bliven had toiled heavily up the
stairs, and stood close beside her. peer
ing over her shoulder. I Ier face grew
black as night.
"Oh, Aunt Bliven," ganped Leona,
"how can this have happened'"
"I see through it all plain enough,'
said Mrs, Bliven. "You needn't trouble
to tell any lies about it, Leona Parish! 1
heard what you and Myra were talking
about yesterday morning about the old
lady and the bonnet that was snipped tc
pieces and the blame laid on rats. It's a
very smart, ingenious plan, I don'l
t'oubt; but somehow it don't suit me to
have such very smart, ingenious folks
about my premises. So, if you please.
1 11 dispense with the rest of your visit.
The horse and wagon are at the door, and
little Peter will drive you to the depot as
soon as ever you've packed your trunk.'
"But, Aunt Hliven, I never
"I told you I'd have no more false
hoods," sternly interrupted the old lady.
I don t know what sort of consciences
you girls have, in this age of the world.
Be silent, 1 say, and obey me."
And thus, i.i all the bitterness of un
merited disgrace, Leona was turned out
of the house that was beginning to be
unspeakably dear to her.
James Bliven, when he came home,
"Mother, for heaven s sake," cried he,
what is this? The girl has no place to
"Let her go back to the hoarding
school sho came from," said Mrs. Bliven,
sternly. "I'll have no double dealers in
"I'll go after her and bring her back."
"You'll do as you please," said the old
woman; "but if Leona's the girl I take
her to be, she won't come with you."
A sudden wave of despair swept over
James' soul as ho recognized the truth of
Mother," he cried, "you'll forgive
her! You'll send for her to return for
my sake, mother?"
But Mrs. Bliven shook her head.
"No girl that isn't frank hearted and
true can have a home here!" sho reiter
ated. Yet, in spile of all this, the house
seemed strangely desolato without Leo
na's light step und winning smile.
Late at night there was a loud knock
ing at the door. It was Myra Manton.
"Things is all right," saidshe. "They
was frightened more than they was hurt.
Absalom Atkins always was a coward,
and I ain't goin' to spend any more o'
my time foohn with em, so I ve come
back. Was you surprised when you
seen Waggy was gone? The dog," in an
swerto Mrs. Bliven's puzzled look, "that
Cappen Jackson left in my charge.
When I seen tlio mischief he d done, I
jest ketched him up and left him to cap
pen's sister's, Mary Ann Jackson, at the
cross roads, and afterwards it occurred
to me you might miss him and worry
for fear he was lost.
1 never once thought of the dog,"
said Mrs. Bliven, impatiently.
And the bonnet?" said Myra. "I'm
powerfully sorry, but"
The bonnet! said Mrs. lilivcn.
"What do you mean, Myra? What are
you talking about?"
You dont tell me you never uiskiv-
ered it?" cried Myra. bursting into a
laugh. "Well, 1 do declarel Who did
you s'pose done it?"
'Why, worried that 'ere Leghorn hat
o your n into nbOonsl it was vv aggy,
that's who it was! Pups is always mis
chievous, and I think he's the worst 1
ever seen. I meant to told Deacon Ship-
man's boy, that helped me tote my sat
chel to the daypo. to explain it t' ye, bul
we was pretty nigh bein left, and the
flurry and fluster driv it all otiten my
Mrs. Bliven stared at Myra.
"It was the dog, after all. then?" said
"La mo, who else did ye suspect?'
cried Myra. "Where's Leona? I fetched
home some o' them puce colored poppy
seeds and a slipo' rose geranium for her,
'cause I knowed Goodness, what's the
matter with you, eh? What are you
looking at me that way for?"
By the very earliest morning train
James Bliven went after Leona, with a
letter from his mother imploring her to
return to the farm.
"I'm an old woman," wrote Mrs.
Bliven, "but I ain't too old to own when
I've been in the wrong. Come back, and
I'll guarantee you and me won't have
any more quarrels.
Leona came back, and when once
again she crossed the threshold she wa.-
Jumea promised wife.
"Mother will be pleased at the engage
ment as I am myself," said the young
And Myra's kind eyes shone a cordial
welcome, and Mrs Bliven herself came
to meet Leona, wearing the simple straw
bonnet with the jet dagger aud the black
"It's dreadful becoming," said she,
with a complacent glance at the looking
glass, "and hereafter I mean to get you
to trim all my hats for mo, Leona." Hel
en Forrest Graves iu Philadelphia Satur
Can You Acnnint for It?
"It may seem singular to you," says a
New York florist, "but I've been keeping
a rec jrd for these twenty years past, and
I have found that umu murderers out o!
ten are ardent admirers of flowers, and
mos'. of them prefer daisies and lilies
Detroit Free Press.
A ttcrap ot Paper Saves Her Utfe
It was just an ordinary scrap of" wrnp
niiur tinner, but it saved her life. She
in l lie last stnires of consumption,
told by physicians thnt she wasincurable
nnd rould live onlv a short time; she
weighed less than seventy pounds. On a
niece of wrntminir tmner she read of Dr.
King's New Discovery, nnd got a sample
bottle; it heliied her. "she bought a large
bottle, it helped her more, bought
another and grew lietter fast, continued
it use nnd is now stronc. healthy, rosy,
nlunui. weiirhinir 140 pounds. Kor fuller
ri.articul.-irs send staniD to W. H. Cole,
rlruL'irist. Fort Smith. Trial bottles of
this wonderful Discovery Free nt F. L.
The duster has exodusted.
-W H I T L O C K'S,-
THE OLD ESTABLISHED
DRY GOODS STORE,
Corner Eagle Hotel Block nnd S. 3Iain St.
We iiniiouiii e to the public tluit we have just re
turned from the Northern markets with tm
IMMENSE STOCK OF NEW DRY GOODS,
And are better prepared to supply our customers
than ever before. Ha vin' disposed of a majority
of last season's goods, we respectfully invite you to
call and examine our Entirely New and Elegant
Stock before buying elsewhere. We offer the latest
DRESS GOODS and DRESS TRIMMINGS,
Silks, Velvets, etc. A complete line of Notions and
Fancy Hoods. We are agents for the Celebrated
Ontemeri Kid (Moves, and DunlapRidingHatsand
Caps. We call special attention to
OUR NEW CLOAK DEPARTMENT,
Which we have stocked with the latest styles and
designs in Ladies', Misses' and Children'sCloth and
I'lush Cloaks, Newmarkets, Jackets, Wraps, etc.
Hemember that the
Is in the Eagle Block only, and has not been moved.
Our only Branch Store is a verv
COMPLETE CLOTHING DEPARTMENT,
Two doors below, where all are invited to examine
stock and compare juices.
We have jiolite and attentiveclerks, who will show
goods whether you are ja ejiared to buy or not.
A. WHITEOCK, Agent.
- FULENWIDER & B R 0. 1
Have the largest and most complete stock of Men's, La
dies' and Children's
BOOTS AND SHOES
To be found in Asheville.
FINE SHOES A SPECIALTY.
Try us before buying.
NO. 18 PATTON AVENUE.
FOR SALE BY
GIRD WOOD &
Buncombe t Brick i
ASHEVILLE, N. C.
P. (1. BOX 313.
ASHEVILLE, N. C
For the reception of patients suffering ol' diseases
ol lungs and throat, and conducted upon the plan of
thesanitari.-cs at Goerbersdorf and Falkenstcin in Ger
many . Ours is the only such institution in the United
States, and endorsed by the leading members of the
medical profession. Terms reasonable.
KARL VON RUCK, B. S., M. D.
H. T. COI.I.1NS. Prvulilent.
I. C. McINTlKli, Vire-Preniiient.
DRESSED BEEF AND PROVISION CO.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in CHOICE HEATS.
Telephone Call 4.
Our aim will lie to nerve our euntomer. with meat, equal in quality to anjr that can bt ob
tained in thi or any other market. Pleaae girt u. a trial, at Mclntire'a old ataad.
and t Tile : Company,
PHILIP McINTIRK, Superintendent,
J. S. WEST, Auditor.