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Cancer of the Nose.
In 1875 a sore appeared on my nose, and
grew rapidly. Ab my father had rnncer,
and my husband died of it, I became alarm
eti, and consulted my tin vale i an. His treat
ment did no good, and the sore grew larger
and worms In every way, until I hudconcliul--i
that I was to die from it effects. I wai
(.msuaded to take 8. fc. S., and a few bottlei
fiuuil me. ThiBWtitt after all the doctors and
other medicines had failed. 1 have had do
return of the cancer.
MRS. M. T. MABEV.
Woodbury, Hall County, Texai.
Treatise on Cancer mailed free.
SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., Atlanta, G.
PKOI KSSIOXAL CAh'DS.
TllKO. F. Davmishx, Tims. A. Joxrs
UnlciifM. jArt. (. Maktin, AjihtviUe.
JJAVmSON, MAKTIN Se ,fNKS,
Attorneys nnd Coui.sc.lor8 at law,
AHhcvillc. N. C.
"Will pr 1 1 ice in the 1 1th nnd 1i!th Judicial
District, d in the Supreme Court of North
Curniitm. unci in the 1-Vdernl Courts of the
Wi'Htern District of Ninth Cnrnlinn.
Kt'u-r to Hnnk of Aheville. tltwl
fit s. . UOOKE.
;0()KU & MBKKICK
Atturiievs anil CouiiKcllurs nt Lhw.
Cim-ticc in the I'nitcd States Circuit and
1 i'isLi ict Court h at A-.H-ville, StiiU'svillc, Char
lotto awl (Imnslioru, m tlu- Supreme Court
nt Knlciull, and in tbe courts ol the Twelfth
judicial Distriet or the State "I North Curo
'ina. Special nlttntmii jrivcii to collection 01
'. ii. conn.
i Vtllti MKKKIMlIN,
I. 0. MKKKIMON. I
Attorneys ami Counsellor at l.aw
Practice in all the courts.
Otiice: Nos. 7 am) Johnston liuililillK-iltsc4-
'. w. JONF.s.
ONUS i SHl'POKIi.
c:ko. a. siutokii.
Attorneys at l.art.
Ashcville, N. C
Trncties in the Superior Courts of Western
North Carolina, the Supreme Court of the
:ltttc, and the Federal Courts at Ashcville.
tlM't' in ohnston liuildinv. wlicrcone mem
ber ol the rirm can always lie found,
dtnov 1 i
j a thnkbnt.
Architect and Contractor.
Claim, speeilieations and estimates fur
bished. All work in mv line contracted for,
jujd no churcts for drnwinKS on contracts
Ketereuces when desired.
Office: No. IB llctidrv llliK-k, North Court
Sounre. Ashcville, N. C lei. Hull y
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Heslilenec. No, tih llniley St. fcliltldly
KKKVKS, II. U.S. II, K. SMITH, II.D.S.
Jrs. Reeves & Smith.
)KNTAI. fffr OFFICK
111 Connttlly BuildiilK, over Redwood's Store,
Teeth extracted without pain, with thrnew
aiuesthetie, and all cases of irregularity cor
1'. RAMSAY, D. U.S.
J Office :
In Bnrnard BulldinK Kntrnnccs, Pntton
Avenue and Main Street.
RTIIt'R M. FIEI-Il,
All mechanical ocular defects of the eye cor.
II ours lor examination U to lit a. m., 2 to
B p. in. J"18 l1tf
Bu.'in in any Limp without danaer of
Exnlodlng or taking tire, see mat you
g it t ie genuine. For tale by
BALTIMORE UNITED OH CO.,
AStlEVII.l.B, N. C
" BOUIS & BROTHERTON,
Plumbers & Tinners.
STEAM AN1I GAS FITTING,
TIN AND SLATE ROOFING
Furnaces and Heaters.
Jobbing Promptly t
i Attended to.
26 Patton Avenue,
LESSENS mLau TO LIFE 0r
DIMINISH '"t MOTHER
oomiFl 11 REGULATOR C& ATU'-Wg
FOIt BALE !
Bight bod, and lot. on outlli 'e avenue
and Balle, .tTtcti. a. whole I4.B..U or kp
arately corrVtoondingly ceuii. on ey
FOR SALE OR RENT.
one Hon. 12 rrn- m?.ntl
i 8 iu
7 " (TownMtl 10
One Farm of 80 acrra. and room
ho, adioinin V.nderbl.t pperty
.u , etui u-r month rent. Apply w
J. SI. Cmpbe
HITHINKttH AND HI.KABl'ttE.
Ulve the Children a Chance.
There is something rudically wrong
with the health of n child when it seems
listless, has poor or no npiietite, eyes
sunken and with dark skin beneath. In
most eases showing these symptoms the
child has worms, and all that it needs is
some sini ile remedy, such as Hart's Worm
Cream, to expel the worms, and the child
will soon lie in perfect health again. Pa
rents, try it and let your little ones have
a lair chance lor lite.
The husband who "smiles" too often
will never have a smiling wile.
nucklen'H Arnica Halve.
The best salve in the world tor nits,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns, and nil skin eruptions, anil posi
tively cures piles, or no pay ropimil. u
is guaranteed to give icrtecl satisfaction,
or iik-iicv refunded. Price "J. cci.is per
bnv l',",r sale bv K. I., lacnbs. law
One disagreeable thing about postage
stamps is that they ure apt to get stuck
WHY WILL YOU cough when Shiloh's
Cure will give immediate relief. Price 10
ets., 50 ets., nnd $1.
SUILOH'S CATARRH RKMKDY a
positive cure lor Catarrh, Diphtheriaand
Mow t be happy when married Iet
your wife do all the talking.
Handkerchiefs, susciidcrs and ties, the
largest stock in the city, at low prices, at
The Mahdi is moving again. lie finds
it cheaper than paying rent, probably.
II you leel "out of sorts," cross and
pecvfsh take Dr. J. McLean's Sarsapa
rilla ; cheerfulness will return and life
will acquire new zest. For sale by F. L.
It was the butcher who remarked that
fore quarters were less than the whole.
"Timely wine"! ForMharo ICyeH!
"Nor love, nor honor, wealth, norpowcr.
Can give the heart a cheerful hour
When health is lost. He timely wist;
With ill-health all taste of pleasure flies."
I So speakelh dray, and who denies?
,o surer laet uencaiu tue skics.
Alas! for him who early dies
ltcc.iuse he is not timely wise.
Alas! for him who will endure
The ills he might so quickly cure ;
Night-sweats, and cough, and hard
Consumption's heralds, signs of death.
To Ik-cured, take Dr. Pierce's Golden
Medical Discovery. Thousands have
been cured by it who, otherwise, would
now be filling untimely graves. For all
liver, blood and lung diseases, it is a spe
cific The "Discovery" is guaranteed to
cure in all cases of diseases for which it is
recommended, or money paid for it will
You just bring a couplcoflitllcquarrcls
I into votir family an tliey II nreeii ime
Manhattan Shirts at 75c; the liest
make and fit of any in the market, at
Whitlock's, corner Eagle Hlock.
One reason who an exiert fisherman is
so silent tit his sport is because he is
waiting for a catch with baited breath.
THE REV. GEO. H. THAYER, of Bour
bon, Iuil., savs: "Both invself and wife
owe our lives to SHILOH'S CONSUMP
ARE YOU MADE miserable by Indiges
tion. Constitution. Dizziness, Loss ol
Appetite, Yellow Skin? Shiloh's Yitulizer
is a positive cure.
"One gallery after another took up the
handclapping, said a dramatic critic.
That was when applause burst out in
Don't irritate votir lungs with a stub
born cough when a pleasant and effective
remedv niiiT lie tounu in Ur. I. n. Mc
Lean's Tar Wine Lung Balm. For salt-
by F. L.Jacobs, druggist.
Fusion in political elections leads to
contusion in dividing up the unices.
F ame is a word ambition loves
A nd art has ne'er its portrait painted
V irtue the heart of avarice moves,
U blivious to the "shekels" sainted;
R nrer than even these, by far,
I s health, defying poet's diction.
T hen with it trifle not, nor mar
E nd ills that female pleasures bar
by taking Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip
tiona remedy so satisfactory lor all
those weaknesses antl diseases peculiar
to women, that they need no longer suf
fer from them if they will but use this
Dogs are inclined to be fashionable
they don't need muslin in cool weather.
Thirty-six Cutaway Suits, desirable
goods, marked down ai per cent.; too
many of them, they must go, at Whit
lock's, corner Eagle Block.
When a train is tcleseo)ed the passen
gers are tipl to see stars.
FOK DYSPEPSIA and Liver Complaint
vou have a printed guarantee on every
iiottlc of Shiloh's Vitalizer It never fails
A NASAL INJECTOR free with each
bottle of Shiloh's Catarrh Kemedy. Price
Lightning strikes without the assist
ance of a walking delegate.
The blood must be pure for the body to
be in perfect condition, Ur. J. H. Mc
Lean's Sarsaparilla makes pure blood
and imparts the rich bloom ofhealth and
vigor to the whole body. For sale by K.
It is in art ns in everything else. Ham,
sugar-cured, is still a ham.
Hays the Southern Medical Worldi
"Mother's Friend" is growing in favor
throughout the South and is highly rec
ommended by physicians. Weconsiderit
indispensable to "those who know they
must pass through the ordeal of child
birth. Write The Bradtield Keg. Co., Atlanta,
Ga., for particulars. Sold by all drug
gists. The paper-maker is the only man who
can "size it up" without using slang.
Time-Tried, Truly Tented.
Tried for years; severely tested, and
still irrowing hi popular favor nnd use.
is the record enjoyed by Dr. Pierce's
Pleasant Puruative Pellets the little su-
gancoated laxatite granules, sold by
druggists, anti-bilious ana cniuuriic.
The man who reaches the top of the
ladder must get in a rotintlabout way.
If you are suffering with weak or in
flamed eves, or irrnnulated evcltils, you
can be cured by using Dr. J. H. McLean's
Strengthening Eye Salve. For sale by F.
It is all right to say blow your own
horn, but some men huven't any horn to
Underwear from 50c. a suit up to the
finest silk goods, at Whitlock's, corner
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. For sale
by F. L. Jacobs, druggist.
There are some things a dwarf can't
do, but he can catch just as big a cold as
Overcoats, ulsters, cae coats, stvlesel
egant, prices lower than elsewhere, at
Whitlock's, corner Eagle Block.
trouble with New England
that so much of it is N. Iv.
"HACKMETACK," a lasting and fra
gr ml iH'i liuue. Price '27 and ."ill ets.
SHILOH'S CUKE will itniiicdi.it -!v re
lieve Croup, Whooping Couirb and Bron
chitis. Tne AHlieville Dally Citizen C.lvex
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A full staff of able editors and corres
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Its efforts are always devoted to the
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Subscription, $f! per annum; $3 six
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Ladies' jackets, misses' jackets nnd long
wraps, all kinds, at Whitlock's, Eagle
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FIG?- OF CALIFORNIA,
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'j-itein. fornr,:ig nil areenb'
antl elieclive l.ixalive to iienu..
nently cure Habitual Consti
pation, and the many ills oV
pendinp; on n weak or innctiv.
ndition of the
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It n Ihetnost excellent remedy Known to
CLAHS THE SYSTEM EFFECTUALLY
WheB one is 11-lions or Constipated
SO III AT
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r ATURALLV FOLLOW.
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School and College Text
Books, afullline. Poets, His
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Blank Books and Uttice ana
School Supplies. New line
Ladies' and Gents I'ocket-
books just opened, tancy
Goods and Dolls.
My second hipmrnt of I,np Robes just re
ceived. New design In Plunh, Beaver and
Afltrat'han. Best qualify robe in town.
B. V. JONES,
novl2 (13t 34 North Main itreet.
TO WEAK LIEtl
SnflMas from th. affseti of routhfnl arratt. mrj
Imr, wastlns mkm lost manhood, .to, I will
asna a valnabla tratUs.1 Mld eontalnlnf tall
partlonlan (or bom. cure, FREE or aharf
splsndid awdleal work ; should o. nad by srerr
sua who Is aarrous and debilitated. Addrsaa,
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novS d&w ly
1 V--- .Sbk
i'if - -it-
Atih the Him iii llin'll' titn ilitrtciifwt weul
A (fmil tilmi't tJiiirilt-i run ij, timl silent, to
Their RhHienrij; iii-sIk. Hit hlnlr uffrlffliU'il Hew
Vml Hit-June leaven wen Into nhlvt hua wnt:
And mtt ytimiK v'UMNeii In the nieadowH heui
Ami the liu-heil heal rhargnl air more sulrry
Vhen. Hiidrtenly a rwlt of flame shot through
The luwnrgent nk.v wherein a fire uemetl petit.
Ami down Ittt darkened Ookoiu crashed a twmnd.
Ah maxsetl artillery had broken away.
Thea. nmli of mighty watera nmote the ground.
'ir elwidH. lilac It soul that held the heaveim in
With tasNioa of the llfihtnlnf? all untmund
Itntk -forth tumulruous. nor their flooda could stay
I'onr nw, that nut two yestfirdaya atro
IIIiHinml by the way ho ynunR, aod fnwh, anil fair
fcmiethiiiK of your old fragrance Htlll you bear
With ktweK of the wild rain, lylnK low,
The trniNrieH have Ikmd liftwl up, and blow
Vhiek sinrr il wlthdawlwi. In the storm cleared ulr
And lie Jnn' leavea forget their half drapoir
An.l riwk Hit yellow aiinalilne to and fro;
Vhe nktvtt an even fairer than before;
Yet with therainyoitrcnuthed Iravea std) are wet;
With life mi ttweet, can death mean, all Is o'er!
Nay chance some bird, your blush remembering
Will daily come, and to the sunrise pour
A whir ho glad, meo will unlearn regret
-Boston Trawl ler
MH'KKY PLAYS HOOKEY.
Tin' an of Coonoy Island palpitated
wiili i In-fervent heat of a day in July
Tin- hot air radiated up from the mead
owk anil 1 1 if dusty road like heat from a
finiiMi-i' Kvi'ii (be ehirkens sought the
lnii' ol It h nillv trees, and the locusts
limit chained their midsummer thren
oih ,-ih .Mirkev Kinn came down Murray
Mtri'i'i with a liillerpd geography, a worn
t llinu boolt and a thumbed first reader
up-!''! his arm
: ln I iiv'h fare shone from its recent
;i p!i. . I ion of soft soap and water, so
t hm Hie frwklps stood out like spots of
brirk dust on either side of his nose. He
hinl I. stone bruise on one of his big toes,
ami n us forced to walk on one heel. As
lie limped along the roadway, half a
milt- awny in the hazy perspective he
coiil. sit the little red school house In
io-IIiiw. will) its monotonous suggestion-
of 't'lin the dog - catch-the-cat?
Vr i hi--dog-ciin-eatrh-t he-cat."
In fancy he heard the dreary iteration
lioul riioiii, and saw the blank
hiii-, nils speckled with paper "spit
1 1 ii- lb' was hot and tired and dusty.
i - i in- hurl The truth was. that he
in I ,.,-d his mother to permit him to
i. -. ..ay from school, and she refused
10 il uw him to do so. Mrs. Finn's at-
11 nil. n had been pathetically drawn to
tin- mm" toe. and she bad said that the
in iu cil menilier would not hurt him any
Miori- at school than at home. And so
I he Isiy looked cross and felt ugly to
wards the distasteful "eddicashun,''
which his mother forced upon him As
he limped along his discontented way.
he looked off over the meadow, and saw
the maples and pines in Lindsey's wood
whispering to each other, as they waved
in the breeze which blew fresh and cool
from the Hudson river. These whis
pers Mickey interpreted as coaxing invi
tations which sounded to him as follows-
'( (ime, little Mike, and lie under our
piotecting branches! Here you will find
(Im- lender birch hark and the juicy sas--:,t'i':-.s
root! Upon our shady hillocks,
iii iili-n by t;lossy green leaves, hide the
red winlergrcen berries awaiting your
..:!iiii;r' Thetree toad will sing his little
si in-; for toil, the bubbling spring is dis
lillin. a sparkling liquor for your thirsty
lips, nnd llie shady coverts of our sylvan
dells aw ait you!"
With these enchanting voices in his ear
ihe lempiaiion to play hookey was a
si rung one The tempter of men came
to hint with the liquid melody of birds,
the soft wooing of fluttering leaves, the
rustle of the pine's thin fingers, and the
gurgle of brooks And as he stood
in the dusty road and looked down into
the hollow at the sun beating fiercely
upon the windows of the little red school
house, and realized how stifling was the
air inside, what wonder that he hesi
tated! Then the reproachful face of his mother
rose before him. As little Mike loved
his mother and feared hivr rebuke more
than he did her heavy hand, the thought
of her grief impelled him onward to
ward the school. But he could not shut
out of his mental sight the picture of the
cool paradise in the wood where the
little lake rippled iu the sunlight, and
while, fat below, ran the wide reaches
of the Hudson river as it loitered to the
sea And in this entrancing picture his
mother s face was blotted out an with a
sponge from the slate of his mind; the
rcIiiiiiI house was forgotten and he liniied
eagerly up the hillside toward the stone
wall, to which clung the riotous wild
rasplicrn hushes laden with fruit,
Forgotten was the sore toe. lost sight of
was the long, black strap hanging on the
kitchen wall, und left behind was tne
dust) road nnd all the suggestions of
On arriving at the summit of the bill
little Mike turned in his tracks and
I, in kill .:iiwu upon the school house.
Ile siin t In- muster come to the door and
ring the bell, ami his schoolmates scam
per like coi ralleil sheep into the building
Then Ihe dour was shut and Mickey re
alized that his sin was irrevocable. He
trembled too when he thought that he
would have to make confession of it to
the pi iest liul it was too late to retrace
his steps He w as now in the narrow
path leading to the wood He look off
his tattered cap nnd the cool lingers of
the breeze lifted the hair from his fore
head As he sat down tin the grass a
striped chipmunk stopped, palpitating.
kin the stoii" wall and little Mikes fin
gers itched loi his bow gun After hid
ing his luniks in the stone wall and cov
ering tbciii with dead leaves he began
picking anil euting raspberries until his
bronzeil chifcks were covered with the
juices of the fruit The scent of clover
blooms and fresh grasses made his nos
trils dilate, and while the birds sang to
him from the trees Ihe nodding butter
cups and daisies shook their heads at
'litn and seemed to nay
"Little boy. you're playing hookeyP"
When Mickey entered tbe wood he lay
The New UlHcovery.
You have heard your friends and neigh
bors talking about it. You may yourself
be one ol the mnnv who know Irom per
sonal exnerience iust how pood a thing it
is. If you have ever tried it, vou are of
its staunch friends, Ix-cause the wonder
ful thing about it is, that when once giv
en a trial, Ur. King's New Discovery ever
after holds a place in the house. If you
have never used it nnd should 1st afflicted
with a couch, cold or anv Throat, Lung
or Chest trouble, secure a liottle nt once
nnd tnvc it a fair trial. It is guaranteed
everv time, or monev refunded. Trial
bottles free at F. L. Jacobs' drug store.
The corset is a paradox. It comes
stay and yet goes to waist.
dow n upon the brown needles at the
1 1 i ol a pine tree and watched the
initii'i-llii's flitting over him on yellow
wings An I as he lay there the luxury
! "idoli'iii e stole in upon his senses and
'.if ciiLle soughing of the pines fell with
i si..ii!iiii'4 1 1 1 1 1 1 ii 'ti 'c upon his ear The
In:' - huiii of Uvhuiid the inarticulate
oic : "I the wood lulled him lo sleep.
How 1 ig he lav there Mickey could not
tell Ile was rudely awakened hy a big
black ant which had crawled up lib
trousers leg. und a greiil yllow hairy
caterpilial crossing the luidge of his
nose As h" sat up and brushed away
these insects a en I bird in a tree near by
began to jeer ill him with what to
Mickey's excited fancy wen- the words-
"Maying hookey' 'Maying hookey!'"
In some mysterious iiiatini I l.idiiess
seemed to go out ol ihe day for little
Mike al this cruel inunl The odors ol
the flowers were jiM ns swcel ns lliey
had been belore. the moss in Ihe i'ool ol
the pine tree u;i- n-. ivid n . n, the
swallows dipped as gr;'rrl'u!!v oer tin
field of billo.vy u in-nt. but lie- charm ol
all this bcaulei-us panorniiiu wns gone
His toe begun m hurt av.ihi With
drooping head and limping gail Mickey
plunged deeper into ihe woods Al the
foot of u 1 1 i u, rock he found n spring
Lying nt full leiigih upon the sward he
put his lips down to I he w atet and drank
deep of the i hiiiiipngne ol (he woods
The retlecii ni ol his inee in the spring
grinned snroniiicnlit nt Inm And from
the brown cm s shining I'roin the cool
depths came a reproachful gf.nce which
seemed to say
"The lenlliei sirup is waiting for you
In the kitchen'
All that iilternoon he wandered
through the wood seeking happiness, but
finding none o' liew for refuge to the
birch tree. Im- lln- hark had lost all its
old time sw i . i ne-is The snssnlrus root
which often had lusted like honey ill his
mouth now took on the llnvoi of worm
wood As he n Irnecd bis steps to the
stone wall where lie had hidden his booki
the awful consi-ioiisiiesscnine to him that
he would be ohlui d to led a lie in oi dct
to escape n w iiiiipiir Like a thief in
the night he sneaked down the steep hill
side up which he hud clinilied socheerily
in the morning, nnd five minutes later
entered the shnnty So downcast was he
and so furtive in manner that his moth
er's attention was attracted lo him. Just
at this moment a big Iniud le bee wearing
a black velvet vest with yellow stripes
blundered into the room
"Are ye sick. Mickey?" said his mother
"No. I'm not sick, mother, " said little
Mike, "but me toe is hurtin' inc."
"Well, what makes ye act so ipiare?'
This was uttered in such a tone of so
licitude and with so kindly a look thai
like Mike's eyes began to overflow as his
mother try to "shoo' ihe humble bee
out of the room
"I'm glad you're not a w icked little
b'y. Mickey like thin) Doolans." eon
timied Mrs. Finn 'If ye were I'd he
thinkin that bumble bee 'ml be afthei
stingin ye Shure that's fwhal bumble
bees does be doin' stingin little b'ys
fur their sins!'
Slap went the end of Mrs. Finn's lassel
against the wall and away sailed the bee
out of the window like an animated
jewel of jet and amber
Little Mike was oppressed with fears
The haunting consciousness of wrong
doing weighed him down like the guilt
of a murderer. He felt a great load
taken off his conscience when the bumbli
bee flew out of the window, for he be
lieved implicitly that the insect had
flown Into the shanty for the purpose of
stinging him because he had played
hookey. He busied himself about the
yard, milking the goat and chopping
wood. He was so unusually zealous in
this work and so quiet that bis mother's
suspicions were awnkencd.
"Faix," said she, "I'm afeerd me little
b'ys been up to mischief, he's actin' that
quare. Shure, he has berry stainson hit-
face, an' thare's no berries at school
Musha, I'm afther thinkin' he was play
Just then Mickey came into the shanty
with auother armful of wood His
mother looked tit him closely, unobserved
by the boy, and saw that his knees wen
stained with grass juice and that to the
hack of bis jacket clung some tell-tale
Dine needles. Hut she kept her own
counsel and awaited developments, satis
lied that Mickey would confess his guilt
Another armful of wood had been
thrown under the stove, and little Mike
lisiked up to catch the expected approv
ing glance of his mother when Mrs
Finn cried in alarm
"Luk out. Mickev. here comes tin
bumble bee fur ye!"
Again the fears of tbe boy were awak
ened, and turning quickly he struck o
frantic blow al the bee. This evidently
amrered the insect, for it avoided the
blow, flew over the laiy's bend and stung
him on the hack of the neck Having
uunished the truant and satisfied Us
vengeance the Dtunuie nee new oui oi
the door As Mrs. I' inn Imund a handful
of mud upon the swelling wound little
Mike looked up in bis mother's face, and
with a trembling voice full ol remorse
nnd pain, said in a hoarse whisper
Vis. Mickey," said Mrs. Finn, know
ing that I lie tune or coniession nau
come The noy continueu wiui quiver
1 know why the bee s-s-tung me. He
kase I hekase mother 11 I was
.lay in -play play in hookey!'
As he bid his face in his mother's dress
.he stooped over him and her lips touch
d the bronzed, berry stained face in the
fond kiss of forgiveness. As her warm
breath dried the brine upon his cheek
Ihe bumble liee was sucking honey from
a blue und white morning glory which
hung like an infant bell over the door
way. Ernest Jarrold in New York Even
The I'ses of a Home.
1 want the library," said Mr. Haswell
to the architect, "to be largest and airiest
room in the house." "I don't sis? what
you want with a library," interposed
Mis. Oaswell; "you Know very well you
don't smoke." Burdette in Brooklyn
The KlrHt dtep.
Perhaps you are run down, can't eat.
can't sleep, can t tnniK, can i uo any
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Figures that won't lie Those that are
seen in modern bathing suits.
-i FULEN WIDER & BRO. 1
Have the lurgest and most complete stock of Men's, La
dies' and Cliildren's
BOOTS AND SHOES
To be found in Ashcville.
FIXE SHOES A SPECIALTY.
Try us before buying.
NO. 18 PATTON AVKNl'Ii.
THE OLD ESTABLISHED
DRY GOODS STORE,
Corner Eagle Hotel
We announce to tlie public that we liave just
turned from the Northern
IMMENSE STOCK OF
And are better prepared to supply our customers
than ever before. Haviii"' disposed of a majority
of hist season's "ixxls, we respectfully invite you to
call find examine our Entirely New and Elegant
Stock before buying elsewhere. We offer the latest
DRESS GOODS and
Silks, Velvets, etc. A complete line of Notions and
Fancy Goods. We are agents for the Celebrated
(entemeri Kid (Moves, and Dunlnp Ridingllatsand
Caps. AVeciill special attention to
OUR NEW CLOAK DEPARTMENT,
Which we have stocked with the lateststyles and
designs in Ladies'. Misses' and Chihlrcn'sCloth and
Plush Cloaks, Newmarkets. .Jackets.JWraps, etc.
Henieiuber that the
ill the Kagle Mock only, and hasnot been moved.
Our only I5ranch Store is a very
COMPLETE CLOTHING DEPARTMENT,
Two doors below, where all are invited to examine
stock and compare prices.
We have polite and attentiveclerks, who will show
goods whether you are prepared to buy or not.
A. WHITLOCK, Agent.
Aslieviilc, N. t.
P. A. DEM ENS,
Manufacturer and 1'calcr in all kimls of Dri-sniil
Door, Sash, Blind, Mouiainjfs, stairworK, ihhiucib, uum.
and Bar Fixtures, and all
"THE WINYAH SANITARIUM, "
ASHEVILLE, N. C.
For the reception of patients suffering of diseases
of lungs and throat, and conducted upon the plan of
the sanitaria's nt Gocrbersdorf and Falkcnstcin in Ger
many. Ours is the only such institution in the United
States, nnd endorsed by the leading members of the
medical profession. Terms reasonable.
KAKL VON KI CK, U. S., M. I).
H T. Ctll.l.lNS, President.
H. C. MclNTIKK, Vice-President.
DRESSED DEEF AND PROVISION CO.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in CHOICE MEATS.
Telephone Call 4.
Our aim will be to nerve our customers with meats equal In quality to u; that eau be Ob
tamed in this or any other market. Please give as a trial, at MctntlPt's old staad.
sepi 19 dljr
Block and S. Main St.
NEW DRY GOODS.
Near rasticngcr Ovpot.
kinds of Building; Material.
Work a Specialty.
PHILIP MclNTIKK, Superintendent,
J. S. WEST, Auditor.
Real Bitatt Dealer.