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Swift'. Specific (8. S. 8.) cored mylittl
boy of hereditary scrofula, which broke out
all orer hl face. For a year he had auffereil,
and I had given up all hojiea of his recovery,
when at length I decided to use 8. 8. 8. Af
ter using a few bottles he was entirely cured.
Not a symptom uow remains of the disease).
This was three years ago
MttS. $. L. MATHERS, MathersviUe, Mlw.
In the early part of last year I had a Yio
lent attack of rheumatism, from which I
was confined to my bed for over three months
and at times wan unable to turn myself in
bed, or even raise the rover. A nurse had to
be in constant attondnnce day and night. I
was so feeble that what llltlo nourishment I
took had to btt Riven me wiih a spnnn. Af
ter calling in the liest local phvsieiana. and
trying all other medicines without receiving
ariv benefit, I was induced by friends to try
Swift's specific (8. S. 8.) I discontinued all
other medicines, and look a course of S. 8. S
thirteen small bottles, which affected a com
plete and permanent cure.
L. C. BASSKT, 1 Dorado, Kansas.
Trentlseon Blood and Skin Discuses mail
dfree. SWiJrTBFJfiCIFIC CO. At.anta.tta.
Thko. F. Davidson, Thos, A. Jonrs
..'aleiKh. Jas. ll. Martin, Ah Ik-villi'.
JAVIDSON, MARTIN & JONKS.
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,
Ashcville, N. C.
Vill pr .i lice in the 1 1 th and 1 2th Judicial
Districts. :u (I in the Supreme Court of North
Carolina, uml in the Federal Courts of the
Ventern Disliict of North Carolina.
Ke'er to Hnnk of Asheville. dtwel
c.s. a. MDom:, ni'FF merkick.
.2OORE & MKRRICK.
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law ,
Practice in the United States Circuit and
Disti ict Courts nt Asheville, Stntesvillc. Char
lotte and (Irconshoro, in the Supreme Court
nt Mulcijjh, nnd in the courts of the Twelfth
Judicial District of the State of North Cnro.
Special attention ivcn to collection of
t. ii. comt.
Attornes and Counsellor at Law.
1'rnctiec in all the courts.
Oilice: Nos. 7 mid S, Johnston building.
w. w. JON1IS.
BONKS Sr SHTjFOKD.
HBO. a. sni'FnKn.
Attorneys at Law.
Anhcvillc, N. C
l'racties in the Superior Courts of Western
North Carolina, the Supreme Court of the
State, and the Federal Courts at Asheville.
Ottice in Johnston building, where one mem
ber of the firm can always he found,
Architect and Contractor.
Finns, specifications and estimates fur
nished. All work in ray line contracted for,
and no charges for drawings on contracts
Ketcreiices when desired.
office; No. ill Hendry Illoek, North Court
Snuiiri'. Asheville. N. C fehHUllv
JJ II. DOUGLASS, D. D. S.
DENTAL ROOMS, . NO. 24 SOUTH MAIN ST.,
Over Grant tv v'injert's Drug Store.
Kesidence. No. tiH llailey St. fcbtOdly
H. II. RKKVliS, !.!. S. H. K. SMITH, D.D.S.
Irs. Reeves & Smith.
In Connally Building, over Redwood's Store,
Teeth extracted without pain, with thenew
anaesthetic, and all cusea of irregularity cor
F. KAMSAY, D. D.S.
In Barnard Buildinjr Entrances, Patton
Avenue and Main Street.
I'Ht'R M. FIBI.D,
AH mechanical ocular defects of the eye cor
rected. I lonra for exntninutton 9 to 1 2 a. m ., 2 to
5 i. in. julo dtf
H 5 0LUTELY SAFE !
flurni in any Lamp without danper of
t xpionmg op laKing tire, sea that you
gil t:i6 ganuina. For aala by
BALTIMORE UNITED Oil CO.,
ASIIKVILLR. N. C.
BOUIS & BROTHERTON,
Plumbers & Tinners.
STEAM AN11 GAS FITTING.
TIN AND SLATU ROOKING
Furnaces and Heaters.
Jobbing Promptly i
" i Attended to.
6 Patton Avenue,
ffrtint - U W in i V l
. 0 MONTHLY GICKNISI N
IT TMMN DUBVHQ CHANS?, n, ..
SRIM BKHGER SUff tRHBWILlBWOlDm
JB0OK TO' ViOWM"SMUFU
BRAOnSLD REGULATOR CO. ATLANTA OL
HU at ALL BMUSmTX
' FOR SALE!
Bight houtt and Iota on Southsi-'e avenue
and ftnllty str ts, as a whole ,3ix or en
Miutcty cornsuoiMliiiglY as cheap, on easy
FOR HALlToR RENT.
- One House, 12 ruonii...... f JO per month
8 " lfl " "
t mrt,t 18 "
7 " (TownMt) 10
One Farm of fi' acn-a. and 9 mora bricV
g bonne, adiotninu Vundcrbilt proirty, 910,
xnnt, or per niontn cnt. Apply to
HUHINEHH AND P1.KASI HF..
Clve the Children a Chance.
There is something radically wrong
with the health of a ehiM when it seems
listless, has poor or no it).'Uie, eyes
sunken ami with dark skin beneath. In
most ens'1 showing these synipti'mf the
ehild has worms, and all that it ntcds is
some simple remedy, such as II art's Worm
Cream, to expel the worms, and the child
will soon lie in perfect hculth uuin. I'a
rents, try it and li t your little ones have
a fair cIipiwt for life.
JJThe expenses of cigars sh 'uld he put
down as among "losses by fire."
Huckli n't. Arnica HalM-.
The best salve in the world lor nio,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, lever
sores, tetter, ehapjierl hnndi-. chibiiau
corns, nnd all skin eriiptioni-, ami posi-
uveiy cures piles, or no pay rctim c. n
is guaranteed to give pet ted satisfaction,
or pioucy refunded, i'lice .'. ccius .ter
hos For sale bv lf. I., lari.l.i. law
It is the wife of the late husban I who
is most interested in "the coming man."
WHY WILL YOU cough when Shiloh's
Cure will give immediate relief. Price 10
cts., 50 cts.,and$l.
SHILOH'S CATAKRH KliMEDY a
positive cure for Catarrh, Diphtheria and
The trouble with a man covering up
his tracks is that he makes new ones in
!i you tcel "out of sorts," cross and
peevish take Dr. J. McLean's Sarsapa
rilia; cheerfulness will return und life
will acquire new zest. For sale by F. L.
A hen is conscientious. Her chief ob
ject in life is to fill the bill.
THE KEV. GEO. H. THAYER, of Bour
bon, lad., snvs: "Both mvself and wilt
owe our lives to SHILOH'S CONSUMP
ARE YOU MADE miserable by Indiges
tion, Constipation, Dizziness, Loss ol
Apictite, Yellow Skin? Shiloh's Vitalizcr
is a positive cure.
I'igs and editors find a living in their
pens, but the pigs have the easier time.
Don't irritate your lungs with a stub
born cough when a pleasant and elfective
remedy may be found in Dr. J. H. Mc
Lean's Tar Wine Lung Halm. For sale
by F. L. Jacobs, druggist.
While the English drum beat is heard
around the world the American dead
beat isn't far behind.
FOR DYSI'EFSlAand LiverComplaint
you have a printed guarantee on every
bottle ol Shiloh's Vitalizcr It never fails
A NASAL INJECTOR free with each
bottle of Shiloh's Catarrh Remedy. I'riee
Professor (young and handsome I
Miss Flirtey decline "inc.". Miss Flirtey
No, sir; I accept you.
The blood must lie pure lor the body to
be in perfect condition, Dr. J. H. Mc
Lean's Sarsnpurillu makes pure blood
and imparts rhe rich bloom of health and
vigor to th whole body. For sale by F.
L. Jacobs, druggist.
She What do you suppose supports
the vast arch of the heavens? He The
moonbeams, I guess.
She Wan Completely Cured.
A daughter of my customer suffered
from suppressed menstruation, and her
health was completely wrecked. At my
suggestion she used one bottle of Itrad
held's Female Regulator, which cured
her. J. W. Heliums, Water Vulley, Miss.
Write The Hradlield Reg. Co., Atlanta,
(5a., for particulars. Sold by all drug
"I will toss coppers with you," re
marked one steer to another as they
made for a couple of policemen.
If you are all run down have no
strength, no energy, und feel very tired
all the time take" Dr. J. II. McU'an's
Sarsaparilla. It will impart strength
and vitality to your system. For sale
by F. L. Jacobs, druggist.
When you forgive an enemy
The stings that smart and blister,
The reason then is one of two
He is a bigger man than you,
Or has a pretty sister.
For LjtflleH Only.
Ladies why is it, that when your hus
oand or vour children are ill, vou consult
the best physician at once, care lor them
day and nigh'., wear yourself out with
sleepless walehin, and neve lx'gru!ge
the heaviest doctor's hill, if only the dear
ones are restored to health: while day
alter day, wei k alter week, ou endure
that dull pain in yc ur back that terri
ble "draggimr-dowii" sensation and do
absolutely nothing to effect a cine? In
a few years yon will lie a helpless invalid,
and soon your broken hearted husband
and mot herlcss chi'drcn will follow you
to the grave. Perhaps delicacy prevents
you consiilt'ng n physician but even
this is unnecessary. Poor sufferer, tell your
hu'huud how miserably you leel perhaps
you nt ver did and ask him to stop to
night and get you a bottle of Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription. It has eared thou
sands of women suffering from weak
nesses nml complaints peculnir to your
"What? Is the widow Brown going to
lie led to the altar for the third time?''
"No, I guess not. She ought to be able
to find the way there herself by this
If you are suffering with weak or in
llamed eyes, or granulated eyelids, you
can be cured by using Dr. J. H. McLean's
Strengthening Eye Salve. For sale by F.
Accommodating: Mallei (to Jack, who
is about to drink her health for the
ninth time) 0, 1 wouldn't. Jack. Drink
to me only with thine eves instead.
Jack All right. Well er here's look
ing at you.
'' lali t In 4 the Town KerV
You may call this a vulgar expression
and as modern as it is vulgar, but in the
' Inferno of Dilute" we read the lines:
"Who, visiting, greet through ilic purple air,
t'a who hnve auiined the incarnadine. '
Incarnadine or red may be the wrong
color for a town, but it is the natural
color of the blood. If your liver is out
ol order, your blood will soon lose its
ruddy glow and become impure. This
means kidney disorders, lung disease,
and, in course of time, death. To put the
liver right 'and so stop such a train
of evils, take Dr. Pierce s Golden Medical
Dieovery a sure remedy. It is guaran
teed to lienefit or cure all diseases arising
from a disordered liver or impure blood,
as indigestion, sour stomach, d spepsia,
all skin, scalp, mid scrofulous allections,
salt-rheum, tetter, erysipelas, and kindred
ailments, or money paid for it will, in
every case, be promptly refunded.
It will take a good ileal of courage for
the social reforunr to sit on the barbed
"HACKM BTACK," n lasting and fra
grant perfume. Price 25 and 50 cti.
SHILOH'S CVRJi will immediately re
lievel Cro! WMoipirfe GV Ur"-
Advice to Mothers. I
I Mrs. Winslow's Soothing SyrnpsliouM !
! always be used for children teething. It
soothes the child, softens the gums, al
lays all pains, cures wind colic, ami istne ,
best remedy for diarrhuea. L'fic. a bottle.
The kerosene can on the mantel reposes, I
lis contents were sprinkle;: ull over t. e ;
I And all that pool Kathl. en O'Donahne
I knows is j
i This dull world has changed for- a !
sphere that is higher.
Dr. Sage's Catarrh' Remedy cures
when evcrv other so-called remedy lails.
f i ccius, by all druggists.
"What are vou going to do with that
l-isto', John?" nsittd a ladv otlnrhus-l
b; nd. '
Tin going to I. ill that i; .h I linked ;
"What for?" i
"For swearing when the minister was ,
rtrup ol' FiuM,
Produced horn the laxative and nutri
tious juice of California ligs, combined j
with the medicinal virtues of plants i
known to be most beneficial to the hu-!
man system, acts gently, on the kidneys, I
liver and bowels, cltectuaity cleansing the
system, dispelling colds and headaches,
and curing hiibitual constipation.
The absent-minded professor to the
night watchman "Good night. 1 hope
you will sleep well."
Dr. Parker Prays cream Van-Ola, Rosa
line, Ougaline and Diamond nail powder
having now become the ladies' favorites,
at F.L.Jacob's drug store, these popular
manicure articles may always be found,
together with pocket emery board, or
ange wood sticks, nail scissors, tiles and
other such requisites. Also a complete
line of drugs and toilet articles, in addi
tion to the Hebe Sodo Fountain from
which ice cold drinks arc dispensed. Cor
ner Main street and Patton avenue.
iie.Tnt' ;. the ror.-.: okiinlii . . -.
h LAXATIVE AN0 NUTHI1 IOU8 JUICE
FI0V OF CALIFORNIA,
..mbincv' with the medicinal
..Lies oi plants known to be
;o:l licnciii'in! to the liiiina;
ystcin, forming; an at'rcca'i!;
and effecti'.e l.ixa'.ivt to pemii',
nently rnre Habitual C'lnsti
pation, :'ncl the tiiauy illh r'
pending oa a weak or imrtiv
ndition of the
i!DjtYb, Li y ER AtlD ROWFI.S.
It i.t the most excellent rcmeHy known tf
USANSLTHE SYSTEM EFFECTUALLY
Wbaoueib i .hmis or Constipated
SI ) I h a r
PUDS BLOOD, R2FRF8HINQ 8LEEP
hCAL. H rnd 8TRENC TH
t AT U ft ALLY FOLLOW.
iCvcrj' o.e is using it and all are
delighted witb it.
A&K OVtt ORUOOtST FOB
8YRU OOP1 FIGS
MANUFACTURED ONLY BY
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
LOUISVILLE, KY KCW YORK, . Y.
1 yon hare, a 1
COLD or COUGH,
aruie or leaaintr 10
a ft Aipmi
j OF PUKE COD LITEH Oil,
OF LIMB AND SODA
18 8URB CURB FOR IT.
This preparation contain the Bttmuln- I
ting pro tor i lea of the Uttpophmtphittt j
by pliyoioiiine nil the world ovt. It Is a
palatable an milk. Three tliee as efflca
cIoub as ulalu Col Livor Oil. A rwrfrrt
Emulalon, liiterthan nil other made. For j
all lor 111s ot Hasting uuwsta, BrunchUt,
Scrofula, and as a Flesh Producer
there la nothing lite SCOTT 8 EMULSION.
It Is sold by all Druggists. Let no one by I
prom ae explanation or impudent entreaty
tuduee you to accept a substitute.
nuvii; ntVtv iy
The if anon RAPAM'S
M1CKOHK KILLED in
the most wondcrtiil mnl
kine, i been use it him
nevtr fniUtl in nny in
tnnee. ni matter vh it
the ''.Mense, from I-EI'-HORV
to the simnUnt
diRcase known tothehu
imin Byt m.
The scientific men of
to-dny claim n"l
pro ve that every d is
Caused by microbes,
RADAM'S MICROBE Kill Eft
Extemimates the Mk-rohes and drives them
out oi' the system, and wIkii that is done
you cannot hive nn ache or pain. No mat-t-r
what the dtsi-ase, whether n simple cn'c
of Malaria Fever or a eomlnnntion of di--cases,
t cure them all nt the smne time, as
we treat all discuses couittitutionully.
Asthttm, Consumption, Cntarth, Hron
chitis, kheuumtism. Kidney nnd Liver
Disease Chills and Fever, Female
Troubles, in all its farms, nnd, in fact,
every Disease known to the liuwa'n
BEWARE OF FRAUDULENT IMITATIONS.
See that our Trnde-Mark (same as above)
appears on ciwh.iug.
Send for book "History of the Microbe
Killer,' given away by
J. S. (.RANT, Ph. C,
THE MODEL HOUSEWIFE.
rilio dofth her husband's willalviv
fc-:it weeps ivucu he's sad. smiles when hi? gay
t.'iioltH us his "lnnthr used to cook. "
Copies rw-iieH from hr liook.
I)r;u-s tilt eiiiUlrou to sun his la. U).
And. mver lets anrthlng go to wtL Ut
Sews on his hiittonH. and darns his sucks.
Nevnr spcuks ot her uervons Hlioeks;
Simr lo him read fo htm taut iiewn
Ilia titwr giMNipsor givits hpr views
When Is this model vou woailer- where
The echo is borne on the ompty air
A HOLIDAY FAIIiLY WON.
'The tpieslion htifori the house is. Can
it be done'' anil llie speaker rapped on
liie table with her lead pencil to attract
the attention ot the other three, who
seemed disposed to wander from thesub
Joel in band 'What do you say. Elsie?'
If we ull agree we want to do it. then
U can he done," replied Kl.sie. with u de
leriiiined nod of her bead
"IJood," responded Margaret "What
say you. Belle?'
'I aree with Elsie that whatever we
undertake we can carry out, and 1 am
willing to do anything, provided my
blessed mother approves of it."
"Splendid!- cried Margaret 'Now
Lizzie, let us bear from you."
'Well, begun Lizzie doulitrully. "you
know I think nothing could be lovelier
than to join (he camping parly nl the
bench lor a whole month, but, first, we
are poor, second, here wo are stuck down
I hl a iltp ,.ountI., village where there is
no cliimw of being richer if one liven to
lie a thousand years olil. anil lastly, 1
cannot see how we can over make $H0 if
we can't find something to make it by
Why, girls, that $30 looks like a 'noun
'Hut will yoi consent to earn it If you
canV ' persisted Margaret
"Yen." assented Lizzie slowly
'Well. then, listen to my plan, and
don't say u word till I've linished Of
course, I have nonsuited mother, anil
she approves and thinks we run do it, so
that encourages me to tell you We can
get work in Penton, easy work, that wi
can do without much practice; wages
$." a week. We can get a comfortable
room for ijilU a month, uml I am sure
our mother would give us enough pio
visions to last a week and send us moie
from lime to time In that way wi
three could at least save $10 a week, anil
at the end of two months have enough
to pay the fare here and hack and the
ijjtji) for the trip to the beach What do
you think of my plan?"
"The plan is lovely, but you haven't
said what the work was?" objected Lizzie
'In my uncle's match factory in Pen
"Matches," cried dure, in surprise.
"Why, I never made a match in uij
life," from Hello.
"What would people say?" asked Liz
zie. "Of course, girls, il we do not want to
do it we are not compelled to, but wi
can earn the money lor the beach trip in
that way if we will, and be more than
repaid in the end As to what people
think of us, 1. for one. do not care, and
us to making matches, it is the easiest
thing in the world, when we know how
(lirls. Uncle John says we can havi
places in the sorting room and can begin
at once. What do you say; to go, or noi
Lizzie looked down at her fingers and
thought how disagreeable the continual
smell of sulphur would be. Helle aud
Elsie stared gravely at each other. Two
whole months in a match factory wasn't
a pleasant thing to contemplate, but tin
lovely trip afterwards would more than
"What do you say?" urged Margaret.
'We'll do ill" chorused the others.
A week later four girls, a triilo home
sick, but too proud to confess it, sat
down to their first meal, picnic fashion
in their own room in good Mrs. UlakeV
house in IVnton. The rooms looked ver
bare, but with a few home photograph?
and a scarf here and there, the staring
while walls lost half their bareness. Tin
table was spread in the middle of tin
room and made pretty with some earl.t
"1 did not know mother's bread was
.so good," said Margaret, "but I realh
inu.-t curb my appetite, or there won't
he enough leit for breakfast. What u
blessed relief it will lie to take our din
nersat Mrs. Blake's table."
Mr. Cnishaw from his oilice window
saw with a grim smile the four girls ap
pioach. the next morning.
"It won 4 liea pavi:ig business forme,'
he said to himself, "but girls wiih such
pluck 4cserve to be helped."
"Here we are, L ncle John, ready foi
business," announced Margaret, and hei
uncle, taking ins lull, led the way to the
"We might just as well go over the
whole building und give you un idea ol
bow matches are made." lie said. "Y'ou
see here, tiie timber is being cut into
planks or slabs the exact thickness of a
in. itch, then with one blow from this
guillotine-like machine, which, you see.
works with a treadle, the cut matches
fall into this box.
"Then three little splints, just the
length of two mutches, are lilted into
this frame, and are ready for llie dip
ping, first, however, passing through
the hands of the inspector yonder, who
shakes out the loose splints and fastens
the frames; the dipper next takes them,
and laying the ends of the splints on
this heated surface for an instant to dry
all moisture, deftly dips first one end
and then the other into the pan of sul
phur the thickness of cream, and then
into the pan uf phosphorus. When dry
taey are placed in ti.iys and carried to
the room where you w ill work. There
the mate ies are cut in iw-o by the little
machine fastened to the w ork bench and
placed in the boxes ready for shipping.
This is your room," bo said at last, leav
ing them where the hands were busy
tilling boxes, 400 in each, never too few
nor too many, so accurate were they.
"Now, young ladies, don't eat, sit
down on or step on the matches, or go
loo uear the dipping pan, and you will
live to finish vour two months," and witb
Win. Timmons, postmaster of Idaville,
lnd., writes: "Klectric Hitters has don,
more for me than nllotlicriiHilidiies com
bined, for that had feeling (irisiug from
Kidney and Liver trouble." John Leslie,
farmer and stockman, of same place, says:
"Find Electric Hitters lo lie the best Kid
ney nnd Kidney medicine; made me like a
new man." J. W. l",ardinr. hardware
merchant, same town, says: lilectric Bit
ters isj.ist the thing for a' man who is all
run li)wn and don't care whether he
lives; he found now strength, good appe
tite nnd ti.lt jnt like he had n new lease
on lue. Only 50c. a bottle, at P. L. Ja
cob's' drug store.
(The athlete rqakrs a -prnrttaa tjlf )niBv
this feeble attempt at a Joke Uncle John
left them to make their first trial.
"1 hadn't any idea matches were so
slip'sery.' said Lizzie, with a sigh, vainly
trying to fill a box with lingers which
i constantly let the matches fall to the
: fiooi lleftness came with practice,
I however, and Uncle John was forced to
confess that he had not made such a bad
ii:trtr!i in nl'tiir nil Tfit ffinr fi'it.m1a
counted oil the slowly passing days bj
1 never want to see Jam again."
"Noi codfish!" said Margaret
'Nor cold baked beans'" from Hello
'Nor ginger bread'" chimed in lilsie
'Won't we enjoy our trip to the lieaoh
afterall these matches?' cried Hello, with
a laugh I shall live and die an old
maid rather than make another in"
lull a pillow thrown at her bv .Margaret
smothered the sentence
'II there was only a wee hit of excile
iiient to break this monotony " said LI
sie one morning toward the end of tin
two months, "seven whole weeks, and
nothing to vury matches but picnicking
olf of one's trunk."
"They, too, shall pass away.' quoreu
Margaret, to comfort nor.
Slowly, but surely, the week did roll
by, and the four met in Uncle John's
oilice und watched with glistening eyes
as he counted out the money due them
nine shining gold pieces, ull their own,
the fruit of their patient, faithful labor
"This means moonlight sails on the
Sound, girls, think of it," said Margaret,
patting the gold with loving touches,
'und clam bakes and sea Ijalliing and no
"(live It to Belli. Her purse is the
emptiest and largest," laughed Klsie.
'and we'll act as special police on the
Mr. Crashaw spoke to them at that In
stant, and they turned to answer his
"There, I've lift my penknife on the
work bench," said Belle. "I'll just slip
up and get it." and she ran lightly back
lo the now empty room.
A hasty search on the bench, the lloor.
in every corner failed lo reveal the miss
ing knife, and Belie was forced to give
up the search She walked slowly hack
to llie door, looking on either side as she
went Upon reaching it, she found to
her uiiKizi incut that it was locked. The
janitor had conic in nnd. not seeing her
as she stooped under the work benches,
had locked the door and gone away for
the night, and here she must stay, pos
.iby until Monday morning, who could
The three girls waited until tired for
Belle's return, and then, concluding she
had gone home without them, sauntered
slowly back to Mrs. Blake's, rejoicing
that it was for the last time.
Belle, left alone in the gathering dark
ness, paced the lloor of her prison wiih
impatient steps. Here was the adven
ture Llsio had hoped would come Ije
fore they left, and Belle defiantly wished
she was hero to enjoy it.
Surely the girls would become anxious
about her and come to seek her. espe
cially as she had the precious money in
Her pocket. At that remembrance her
Heart gave a faint throb of fear. What
if something slnPuld happen to that! She
walked to the window and peered down
into the narrow court below, but not a
soul was to bo seen.
As siie turned buck a slender thread of
smoke caught her eye coining from the
window of the dipping room. She
watched, first with curiosity, then with
growing alarm, us puff after puff came
faster and faster. The sickening truth
that the factory was on lire and she was
alono flashed upon her!
She watched tin ever incrensingsmoke
with a fascination bhe could not throw
off. Now the flames could be seen. Was
there no help? Must she die iilone? And
the money I The precious money, the
girls had worked so hard for. Must
i hat, too, be lost?
She flew from door to door and
window to window, beating them with
her fists and calling aloud in her
agony. At last, ai'ler what seemed an
eternity, she heard the sound of voices
in the streets, aud cries of fire and calls
for water The room she w as confined
in had no windows lacing the street,
and she could not venture near those on
the court, as the smoke roiled in in
Must she die? Life was so sweet! She
must make one more effort lo save it,
and picking up a heavy wrench, with
the strength of despair, broke the lock
on a door leading into the next room.
With a cry of joy she darted in, only to
be met with such volumes of smoke that
slip nearly lost hope. Burying her face
in her apron she crawled to the window
and fi ll more dead than alive across the
There on the street below was the en
tire village w atching the flames roar and
leap from siory losmry. Among the sea
of laces she could barely distinguish
those of her friends.
"Margaret!" she called. "Margaret,
save me. Oh, w on't some one try to save
The faint cry for help reached Marga
ret's ears and her eyes met Belle's figure
darkly out lined against the wall of fire.
"Save herl Savo her!" she cried in
agony, and all eyes were now turned to
ward the crouching figure, whose white
face and moving lips prayed for help.
The cry, "A woman in the building!"
was taken uii and passed from lip to lip.
and a dozen brave beans olfered to scale
ladders and try to rescue her.
In the midst of her greatest peril Belle
did not forget the gold pieces she held
lirmly clasped in one hand, and hastily
tying them in her handkerchief she1
tossed it far into llie air and it fell at
Margaret's feet. Ladders are soon in
place, stout hands are stretched to the
fainting girl, and w 1 1 -1 1 she owns her
eyes she is safe in rgarefs arms, with
Elsie and Lizzio ui., - lioiiing and crying
all in one breath, while the crowd
gathered around to congratulate her.
"To think," sobbed Lizzie, "that you
should have thought of the money in all
Within a few short weeks, four happy
eii'ls started on their summer holiday.
und in ull that merry party it is safe to
sav none enjoyed it more than the four
who had so harillv cameil it. Louise
Thrush Brooks in Springfield Homestead.
A Safe liiveHtmeiit
Is one which is gunmteed lo bring vou
satisfactory results, or in case ot failure a
return of purchase price. On this salt
plan you can buy from our advertised
Urutinsts a bottle ol Dr. Mint s Sew Dis
covery for Consumption. It is gunniteed
to bnng relict in every case, wiicn uscn
lor nnv allection ol 1 liroat, Lungs, nron-
ehitis. Asthma. Whooping Cough, Croup,
etc.. etc. It is pleasant and agrei-a ble to
taste, iierlcctlv sate, nun eatt unvnys it
depended uixn. Trial bottles free at K.
1,. Jacob s drug store.
Giles "How is it your sisters can
never agree?" Hobby "They're both
the same size and aril Mwtrnl wt'ainW
-IFULENWIDER & BB0.I
Iliive tlic liirvst nnd most complete stock olIMen's, La
dies' nnd Children's
BOOTS AND SHOES
To tie found in Asheville.
FIXE SHOES A SPECIALTY.
Try us before buying.
NO. 18 PATTON AVIiNl'K.
Aslicvlllc, N. C.
P. A. DEMENS,
Miiinitiu-uirir mid Ik-aier in ull kinds uf Int-sscd
L, U 31
Door, Hash, Blinds, Mouldings, Stair-work, MantelH, Bank
and liar Fixtures, and all kinds of Iiuildinf Material.
lit arc! Wood Lumber Work a Specialty.
HI V M lll.V
"THE WINYAH SANITARIUM. "
ASHEVILLE, N. C.
For the reception ol patients sultenng of diseases
of'lungs and throat, and conducted upon the plan ol
the sanitariits at Ooerbersdort and I-'alkcnstcin in Ger
many. Ours is the only such institution in the United
States, and endorsed In the leading members of the
medical profession. 1'enns reasonable.
KAKL VON KCCK, B. S M. D,
H. T. COLLINS, President.
I. C. Mi'lKTINE, Vii-i-PrL-sidi-iit.
DRESSED BEEF AND PROVISION GO.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in CHOICE MEATS.
Telephone Call 4.
Our aim will lit- to serve our customers with meets eqiuil in quulitv to any thnt can be
tniiied in tliis or any other market. Please (ivc us a trial, nt Melntire's old stand.
sent 10 rtiv
JflKK INSI HAXCli.
niU'. LIFE. ACCIDENT.
PULLIAM & CO.
At the Hank of Asheville.
ASHIiVIM.i:, N. C
Represent the lollmvhiK companies, viz. :
FIHIi. CASH ASSKT8 IN t .
Anj;t" Nevada, of California $2,i7,s:iH
Continental, ot New Yorri 4.87fi,t2:t
Hninliur-Ilri ini'ii, of Germany 1,1 29,004
Loudon Assurance, of England l,fl4:i,99"i
Niagara, ot Ni-w ork 11,237,! ii
Orient, of Hiirllord 1 .ii7,Oi'2
I'lnrnix. ot Urooklvn r,0."i, 1 7'J
St. i'ntil Kire and Murine, of Min
nesota 1.541 ,or.l
Southern, ol New Orleans .t'.-,Cs4
Western, o1 Toronto 1, 0.'.1, 232
Mutual Accident Association.
.litna I.itc Insurance Company.
h'hAL LSTA TL.
VYALTKK II. GWYN, W. W. WltST.
GWYN & WEST
(Successors to Wa'ter II, Gwj-p i
ESTABLISH KI i8i
REFER TO BANK OF ASHEVILLE.
Loans Securely Placed at 8
Notnry t'uii.ie. CiimmissioiierH ot 1 leeds.
1 IRK INSURANCE.
OH ICK-stoutheant Court Square.
Real Kstate ltrokers,
And : Investment i Agents.
OflieeM-. Ii4-A: 2li Pdtton Ave. Seeond Hour.
Real Estate for Sale.
The property known as the "Mission Hos
rtital nrom-riv" has hern suhdived intosplen-
ttid ImildiiiK lots and i now ottered tor sale.
Three ot these it m trout nuutn, upon oon
fin street. They are the mot tiesirable lots
and are the lowest priced lots in town, when
you take into consult ra lion their location.ctc
Two lots front on Charlotte street, anil one
ot itue has a "larc, handsome old man
sion" upon it, surtounded hy beautiful oak
trees. 1 he house is w orth more tban is asked
tor the place.
The other is a corner lot and is one of the
uio-t tieatiiitul unimproved lots in Asheville.
v hat makes this projwrty particularly de
sirable is its locution upon the Line of the
Mrvet Kaiiway. its nearness to churches.
Bcliooln, husim s, etc. H is nn the electric
liIht Ime, sewer line, K"H line, etc. it is neat
the LoUckc, and is in one ot the best ucigh
borhootit in tne city.
This pmpeity bus been put into my hands
I to eiL either at urivate salr or oublic anc-
I tioo. Ad lots nut sold by the 2d of Decern-
j ix-r wui or sola oj nie at tnat time,
j D. S. WATSON,
Real lsjW AgM
Near I'acstujicr Depot.
IS K It,
PHILIP MvIXTIKK, Superintendent,
J. S. WDS l , Auditor.
PIEDMONT AIU LINE.
RICHMOND & DANVILLE R, R, CO.
Western North Carolina Division.
IM-SSENGKR TRAIN SCHBIWLK.
(In IlFFKCT SUIT. 2!U
75th Meridian time used when not otherwise
I tail v.
L,v. K no -.villc,
" Dan vide,
" Golds. oro,
' New York,
3:mptn 5 iram
1 on pin I 7 30am
1 LMpm 1 2 25am )
7 1 opnt j 6 53 am
H ."Opin I h 25 am
1 1 20pm 1 10 47am j
n 21-nm ! 1 20pm
; No. 5o i
j 12 l.'a'li
. New V rk
4 30pm I
Hatiiiiinre. ; 9
Wa-hituM'!), 1 1
1 1 imc m
" Danville, t
" W il in?j;t'n I
" Ralei'th, i
I 3oupiu 23()aml
t N4(ipm M)5ainf
I 9unam " ' V
2 30pin 500pm I
i 4-iitm looamj
I I 2-tnani ill 25am i"
1 7 23am I 43(pm
t l-oili nier.
No. 55 f
2 lOpm S5pm
. .V- S. R. R. "j No. 54
Asheville. AlT.I 700 u m
9 amAr. HcmU-rsonville, " 607 p m
pm .-.pnrtanhurn, l.v. 340 p m
No. is i D.-tilycxceit Sunday.)"
yioamil.v. " Asheville. Ar.
11 10nmAr. Wnnesville,
54 pmi ' larrrtt's, '
(45 pni " West field, l.v.
3 55 p m
1 55 p ro
7O0 a m
Sleeping Car Service.
We take pleasure in nnnonncinKtheinauffu
rution ot a daily line of t-Ugnnt Pullman Buf
let i rawine Koom Cars between Hot Springs
and Asheville antl Uash nuton, D. C, Nov.
U, on the following schedule:
I No". 52
1 2 25pm l.v
1 54.m( "
7 12 1 'till '"
Hot Springs, Arrj tiiopm
Asheville, " 4 36pm
Salisbury. jl 125am
Close nnd sure connections mad at Wash
ington tor all points in the North and Knst.
The Pullman Parlor Car now Ining operated
between Salisbury and Knoxville on these
truinswill lie tliscontimud after the com
mencement of the Sleeping Car run.
Nos. T-o and 51, I ullma Sleepers between
(treeusboro und Morristown.
W. A. Wl.slttKN. T P A.,
Asheville, N. C.
IAS. L. TAYLOR. a. V. A.,
The liest are
Farrell & Co.,
my ntv pi mwm m