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ASHEVILLE DAILY CITIZEN: TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 13, 1800.
A troublesome ikln disease
1 caused me to scratch for tun
month, and ha been cured bv
a tew days uau of S. 8. S.
M. H, Worn,
Tipper Marlboro, Jlkl.
I was cured several yearn apo of
white swelling In my kg by l ha use of
8. 8. 8., and nave had no symptoms of
any return of tho disease Slimy prom
inent physlclam attended me and all
failed, but 8. 8. S. did the work.
Paul W. Kiukfwrick,
Johnson City, Ten.
Treatise on Blood Skin Disease
Swift Specific Co.,
A. S. GRAHAM,
Office Over J. H. Lnw' More, South Mnln
With Kan rtoe.
I'llHna with silver or nmnliriiin....noc. io7oc.
" Kold $1.0(1 untl upwind.
Set of teeth an.i.n.
Heat act of teeth H.c().
No liettcr made, no matter what you pay.
M. A. NEWLAND,
Attorney at Law,
MARION, n. c.
Will practice In the Kith nml l'.'tll Judicial
IHatrlcta of North c'nrolinn nml In the Mi
prcnir Court ami the I'eiii-rnl Court uf lllv
VYvalcrn lllatrlet of North Carolina.
DR. B. F, ARRINUTON.
Olticc rooina on I'ntton arvenue, over the
elothiiiK atore of C. Ii. Itliintoll tit Co.
Kt-aidclice vomer of YVoodlhl nml I.ovuat
TllKo. I'. Daviihos, Tlloa. A. Junks,
KalrlKh. J. 11. Maktim, Aateville.
JJAVIIISON, MAKTIM MJtlNUS.
Attorueya nml Couu-u.-llora tit l.nn.
Aallcvlllc. N. C.
Will prsi live In the 1 1th nml I'Jth Ju.ll. inl
IllMtiicla, null In the Supreme Court of Noill!
Caxolittn. noil in tin l-edernl Courts of the
WrMtem liialrlct ofNorlli Carollnn.
Meter to Hank ol Aslicvillc. iltael
J A. THNNHNT.
Architect and Contractor.
Pinna, aeelnentiona nnd i-Mlniatc fur
dialled. All work In my line conlriicu-.l for,
nml no ehnrRea for ftrnwiuira on euntrneta
Kelcrencea when ilralreil.
Office: No. Ill Hendry lll.uk, North Court
square. Aahevillc. N. C. (el. I -.ally
J. W. KOLLINUH,
I will practice in the city and aurroumllnti
Office at W. P. lllnnton t Co.'a atnlile,' T
South Mnln street. nprt
R. H. KKBVHS, D.I). 8. II, K. SMITH, II. U.S.
Dra. Reeve) Smith.
In Connnlly nulldlnir. over Krdwooil'a Store,
Teeth cstracted without pain, withtht-new
atia-alttctic, nndull cnace of IrrcKiil'trlty cor
. KAM8AY, II. O.K.
r) Office t
In llarnnrd lltiildlnK Itntrnnres, I'ntton
Avenue nnd Main Hlrect.
MISCELLA SEO ''S.
Wf,l. R. PENNIMAN,
THE ASHEVILLE BRICK WORKS,
A.kcvUlc, jN. C.
i. o. Box p.
marl art ly
F. W. VESEY & SON,
No. 61 Chcatnulatrect.
Now ready, fre.h, healthy lleddinti Plnnta
In variety, delivered to any pnrl of the elty,
and planted out when required. hjIiIH dam
THIS LAROURT AND HKHT UUI'll'I'BIt IN
CHEMICAL AND ANALYTICAL LABORATORItk
H. C. Woltcrcck & Co.
CONM't.TINU CHKMIBT ANII MltllNII KNIIINKKM.
Analyse of Mrtnla, Ore., Cnal or Coke, Mln
ernl Waters, I'rrtllliera, etc.
PKICH LIST ON APPLICATION.
Mining property Invcstlnnted, developed,
buuirht and aold,
Rnmplc enn lie aent liy mnll or e.prraa. If
sent liy expreaa, ennrKea mual tic preMilll,
Agents wanted la every pine.
DR. II C. WOI.TCNKCK,
nnvft ilajwlv Mnnnoer.
v WfTRll AT ION
BMDFIflD REGULATOR CO. ATLANTA BA,
Burns hv titf Itmp wllhait s)tngr f
Cxnlodlnt or taking Ufa. that yov
I th gsnvlna. Fr sal by . . .
1 EALTsTE1 C"ITE3 C!L CO.,
Tho Kins; or Diilinmojr Tired oi
War With tho I'rtmi'h.
H Expected to Overwhelm
Them at a Single Blow.
R.v.ral of Ilia Army OfHrera llrlieH.l.d
Al a Itc-Hiilt or Their I'ulliire Uuho
uiliiua IM.itiiated and an Outliieak
r'l-ilred- I'liti tVorhluii I'laMHea Vvrnua
tlia Arlfitoeraiiy in flerinuny Note..
London, My 11. The lut.'st advlcra
from Afriiii uprescnt tlio King of Da
homey us wry tiled uf hix war airninfit
the French. Ho hud expected to over
whelm Hie finitll Fri-mli xairi-tiu.oii the
coitht at tine Mow and either capture or
drive thein into the Ken, ami when hi
troops rctiiiiitililiHcunilllecl frntu the tlo
fenceH of Koluliou he wui ho euriiKed
that he promptly lieheaded the geiienil
in roiiiiuiind and followed up ..io act
with a BlunghUir of several utore of his
officers next day.
This severity, however, hud n rontrnry
effect to what he exacted, and i.innv of
hi troojiedeferted, some setiiriiij; refiiKe
within the French lln.-s. The litniiliitrd
Bicntof Whyilah had adili'd tothedix
gust of the bahniiiiuii. who had lieeu
acetiMomcd to repirc. their inotiareli hh
invincil.le, and Hie kin1; is mid to be in
some fear of au outbreak among his sub
jects. The French will not mnke pence with
out nn effort to pul a stop to the inhu
man n;. rifii'os ot hmiimi lifo which ao
coiiipiniy stall-lei'i'Utonii-s in Uahoiuuy,
and the king will lie iviiutrcd to pay an
iliil. ni:iily f..f (tie lo ,s of Hie una ur
erty he litis cioimhI the French,
Erap.ror Wllllum'a Njinpalhy w ith Work
Inaillen Not t.lllel
LoNooN. May 1 1. lioltnl Meilln cor
respondence states that, while the em
pemi' Ik winning favor with the working
daises, i he aristocracy Is ranging itself
on the side of l'linci- nisinaick, and that
i-oitie iri)Ko-ltiiuiH tit do sic-iiil honor to
the talesmtiii are prompted by a desire
'n n lun-t nsm the m, ereixn who virtu
ally liiqsmil him. The up)H-r clusues
fei'l that the kaiser's lilH-ral ilicy is en
ilannet ing their Miwev unit prestige, and
tie. p -.piiwiiiiis are heard of discontent
with the program.
Ilnllun t hiirlll.l ln,.tltulona.
HiiMK. May 11. The riutionof taking
lit' c iilrol of chaiilnhle institution.
ft. in the pritfts ami placing ittn the
hi'litls i f the civil power, is nroiisitig
bitter foul rover.y in the Italian purlia
tn. nt. 'Hie :iiveiiii;ieiit does not find
niiaiiiiiiity for the itieusnre among its
own tiiinrters. and the clergy are
'training every iulliteiice tln-y pusses to
i. tire tt.i defeat. The bill, however,
will pi nimbly (,,iss.
t'nutmun Aetlon Aanlna, Anarehlata.
I.HMKI.N, May It. A dispatch' to The
Standard fti iti Vienna says that the
Fr neh govt rniiient has sotiiiiliil wverul
of the goven. meius on the Mib.iects of
cotiitii. n action ngaln-t Annrchists, but
hns t'.NprKM'd a piefrre'ice that Austria
should take the initiative In the move
ment. Germany anil the Am.rlran Ho.
Lomhis, May II. The tliroiilelc's
Dt rlin coiresiiidi lit says that (i' niinny
is not in.li: ).. i d t relut the iii.iibiik.h
of Ann rlcitn Hirk on i-onditi"ii that the
United Mate., agtecs to a rouce-siou in
rrgsrd to Ueiiiian imptn ts.
Sever teen liuni'.iwl carieulers in Tlam
tin iK arc 1.1 If.
Mhil-ter l.ln.oln Is away from London
on short leave.
The workmen' cirri. In flavnna has
lieen rloseil by tlia suthorltlin.
Villiatn tt'Hrien has been refused a
new trial of his llbsl suit agnlnst Ixinl
Mr. Charles Kmnry mlth, the 1'nlte.l
tjtsiev mitilMcr in Ilussln. lias started
from Berlin' for St. I'el.ralitirg.
The blslinps of Melbourne and DnllHrat
hnve dim ted the tilera:- of their dlnesaes
to refiiM- tn marry divorces under the new
The drouth continues tlimiiiihotit rttha.
It may be snl.l that tli.rs la not a sIiikI
plantation on the islsnd that has not suf
fered more or less from lire.
The rtr-t prize for a design for a menu
meal lo Ktuperor William has been
swarded to Hciilpior liehrena, of lirealau,
and Arelilteei Melit, of Ullg.
The port Is nil vised Hint severe fighting
bss ocriirrrd nnd Is still proirreselng be
tween the Druses and the Maronltls lu
th dlstriet in Blount Uihanou In (iyrla.
Trtsips will !r sent at nnre to put an wid
to Ike warfare nnd restor quiet.
The St. Petersburg sorTespnnilent ef
Tha Ix.n.lnn News says Hint the Httsshin
government has resolved that the deli'
gntea to the prison's congress ahsll pliiln"
tlirmselvHs not lo raise a question rsgaru
lug polltiaul prisons and prisoners in Si
beria. Kmienir Wllllsni'a speech hns produced
a bad Impnslon In Kt. I'etemhurg. It is
regarded ss having a warlike hnlHraur
beneath the pud tic protest. The fact of
Inn-rased military rredlla bring ssked Is
considered ss contraillvtury to the era
teror's pat lllc phrases,
Henor t'listellnr, In a discussion with a
member (if the Spanish chamber of depu
ties, condemned Kinpcmr M'tllistn's So
cialist policy na inspired by mere political
designs. He blamed the pop for msklng
sdvanres to tsH tnllani. Its admit led the
grievances that stats Intarfvrenc would
fall lo cure tliein
Mr. Cliainl-erlsln's proposal that Mr.
Glsdstoti nnd Lo Salisbury I'sve a onn
fereneenn th Irish land i nest Inn was
much rilsetisM'd In th lobbies of parlia
ment. The Uladstonlans war strnngly
ssslDst the pnioosal, while Ih Conserva
tive seemed to bs convinced that It would
hare no good result.
Tho mstiufucturers of Oernisny are
much pleased with th proposed Increase
of duties on Imported goods and this lends
lo reconcile I hem somewhat with the em
peror's championship of the working peo
ple, but the nobility ar not to he plsisiteil
In this way and they ar loud In their
pi-slats of the Iron chancellor.
Great preparations are being mnd for
th reception nf the emperor In Norway,
slid It I ex peeled that the King ol Sweden
will make a special Journey tn meet hi
fellow anrerclttn. It will la' the lint vhdl
of a tieniiuu emperor to the Scnndliiiivliiu
penlustiln and the nswipupcrs are rscall-
lltg that but for Sweden, Prtiwln unit the
present Uenuitn emplra would probably
never have hail exlstonre, the Sivrda, In
the days of tholr mwrr, having ptuserved
Prussia from lining ovorwheliuvd by th
house of Austria. .
The I.nntliin Times publishes a despatch
saylnu that Prince bi.msruk hssn-oslved
M. I)c)miux, a French jotirnallit, with
whom he bad a long oonversnllon, Th
lisps ten adds that It h. pXiMA.!, ra cunse
qttenee of the Interview, that M, Dnspou
will write a S'fisntlnnsl aooouut of Prims)
Ulsmnrek' tllsmlssal from th vhstiollor
It la stated upon ssml-offlclsl authority
that In his Joiirn.f to th.ooast with Bail a
Stanley tiaite trestle Is th UiUreal of
Enxland with all of th tribes alone th
Mum from Lsvk Albsrt SjmtM tp f
mAyn, t nese trsanes, It is asserted, ar
now In the foreign otltce, where they will
be held until necessity for tha mililiuUv
Mr. Calvo, consul of the Aravntlin. Us.
publlo nt New York, discredits utterly the
reported embezzlement, of 110,000.000 of
state fimils, mid ascribes It toa further at
tempt to dcpi-uclato his government's
credit. Ills latent advices wore to the
effect that the crops were nhuiiiliiiit., nnd
that the premium on gold laid fallen 100
points, and that, as a cnnwHicui v, pros
perity smiled upon the ptotilu uf the
NEW3 IN BRIEF.
A Conilenantlim or IiitweHtliia Itrma on
Frederick Leneh. a wenlthr finniHr of
Cf ''!! .':-, N. V was shottiv a dlselinrieil
It is I elic-ved that missing Ileal lOstato
Atten'. ( I'ttt, nt Inill.-inamills. una nuii.
ilereil i i money.
Michael Wagner, aged 08 years, died at
New Rluuel, O., Wcdnesrlay. Huwas a
soldier imih-r Xapoleou.
Mrs. Mnry Nnttiil, diverted by her hits
band aiiilthi-ii by her lover, eoiuliiittud
suicide in a Louisville honse of ussiann.
May Wright Hewn II, of Itiilltinaixills. is
entertaining Princess EngallelielT, of
Kussla, who is here aa a Ken nan counter-
New Jersey farmers are threatened with
wt-llnlgh all tho luseet pests known to eu
tomology, the wheat lousu belnir tin. nm.l
Kvidenroof tho defensu In thn Kuiro n.nr.
der t rial nt Marion, Intl., consisted of a
general denial of the chargej. Argument
George M. Storrs. son of thn lutn K .V
fltorrs, of Chicago, wascnmndited to Hie
state Insane asylum at Voughkeupaie, X.
TheK iuu's Daughters and Tvinu'u slnna
In annunl meeting In New York, deter
mined that the organization should be
maintained non-set a rlan.
Crswrordsville nml Wnhnh. Ind.. re.
liort the eom-ct thing for this season in
tlie ruin of crop ami fruit prospect by
this wei-k's frost and snow.
Jnred Chirk got tireil of ouari-elliiir u ltl.
Hrnnt Purusll at Portsmouth. U, and
emptied his shotgun into I 'n null and
went to jnll to await n-sttlts.
Robert Kldd. the well known iii-nfnawi
of elis-t, : Ion, whose text biajk is known to
every scIiooIIhi)- in Dlilo, Is lying critically
in ni ins noiiis in i.ocKianil, u.
The baby born In the Ohio lielllt.MOlnrv
of Hefta M.tioe, the horse tlu-f. and
numeil nrter .Mrs. (im-ernor t ainiils'll,
will la taken ton CutholU liiMliutl.ni.
John M.tirath and Mud SeaU ar. In.
dieted nt Waliinijfoii, In. I h uge of
iM'lotiging to the party of masked sneaks
who wliippeil old David I In. la-t nniiifh.
Cieorge Iiolan's wife has left him right
in therorn-phiiitiug season and taken his
hind man with lo r. lie is lert nt Matioti,
Intl., with the farm and two babies to ears
I).--o.t.irs In the erlppled Mimfgoinery
Tru-l I'ompnny, of Nurritown. Pa., will
teis-ive (lollnr p.r dolinr. after which
there will be a surplus of mure than i;.v.
Pitler were served npnit ex-Judge
Henry Milton in an action lii-titiu.J
ngniust him by .lames K. Uialiain. elty
editor ol The New York World, for 30,uOO
damages for lilsd.
John V. Dearmaii, a brnkcuinn fmm
Knnxvllle, Tenn., had his legs cut off by
the cars uear Doyle's, Ala., on the Louis
ville ami Nashville railroad, auddied upuu
Kdwnrd Unehanan dll In a cell nt the
Oak street station, New York, from sloo
bnliniii. Id- was a prominent merchant of
Ssn Frsntseo, and arrived there but a few
dnys ago from Liverpool.
At liuitifM-ille. Tex., Capt Joe Means,
proprietor of The Dally Hesperian, wa
shot and killed by Charlie Bnll, an em
ploy of Th Register. A newspuper con
troversy caused the trouble.
Dr. hi. A. Crumley has melred his com
mission of apmlntiiic nt as surgeon of tne
t'nited States murine hospital at Unlll
pnlls, O.. vim Dr. P. Gardner resinned.
and entered upon his duties.
At HprlnahVId, O., Clay Decker gave a
pawnbroker alsiut an for a star sni.t res
ent pin. reposed to be set with brilliants
and turned faint when the brilliants
proved to Iss genuine diamonds.
A delirium tremens sufferer rushed
eroiiud Columbus, ()., streets without
clothes "to escape the fires of Judg
ineut." was fired every place be went aud
was tlnslly tired Into Ih city prison.
fieotge C. Pratt, th employe of the
California lusurnnc ennipauy who shot
Slid wounileil L. U Hr.auwcil. prralilrht
of the rouipHiiy. last .laiiiini'v. was ae
ijulttctl on th charge of assault lo mur
der. Alexander Thicker, of Hurricane. V.
Vs., who acted su atleriit-y for J. W. Bur
den and James Thnrk.r, of Piittiam
eoliiily, in tlielr claims for .pensions, has
Iwen nrresfed after nn Investigation by
a special agent, who suspects that th
names slgueil lo tb applications aro tor
gertes. Filwin Thomas, who makes a business
of tsttiKiii.g sailors, sliot and fatally
wounded .Ml-s Junnle Coiiunrs, In New
Vork i lly. The girl had formerly lived
with hiiu. but left hltn on account nf
a I. Hi- she was stopping with a girl
friend when Thomas forced his way Into
the house, and alter ii struggle It h the
nullum, succeeded ill shcutltig Miss t'ou
Oue flnndreil and Nlstri-ittli Hay.
lu the senate 'l he wotslml woolen bill
ana considered and passed. The silver
bill was postponed until Monday, The
Morrill pension bill was taken up, aud
without si tin ii the senate, at S p. m. ad
journed. In lite house The tat IIT debate was con
tinued until A p. lu., when t. rises wn
taken Mill! " p. to., the night MrsSlou l
tug devoted to luiltl speeches.
Threw Away Their fortune.
Valentino Hotting and wifo, of St.
Louis, went out driving recently. Mr.
Setting Is n Jeweler, nnd by hard win k
and rigid cconoiiiv had sui-coeilcil In ac
ctnniilatiiig 1.005 in hard cash, which
was kept In the honsu. thi starting for
tlio drive, being urral.l to Icavollititiloliey
tn tho lionso during their iilxatico, Mrs.
Hettlng put tho money In her stockings.
It felt mirouifortiihlo Ihem. Hho tisik
tho uu'kiigu out nml placisl It at tho bot
tom of n paper Iwigeoiituiiilng oranges,
ami which alio ciii-Hcd In her hands,
During tho di lvo thiimgli tlio park tho
cottjilo ato the oranges, nml when tho
last ono was gouo throw tlio nag iiwuy,
losing sight nf tlio fiwt that it con tallied
all t in money they luul In tlio world.
They did not discover their loss until
Into in tho evening, and nil attempts to
Mini tlio pnekngu proved unavailing,
Cor. Chicago Trllmuo.
A iiio.IHIciitli.il of Killaon's phonograph Is
said to havn lwu ilevlsml by a painter In
Hilmi. Il rmts undur (Wand Hie nsxcylln
dsrssre nprisluemt In sine by the galvnno
plnallu pns-e at a oast of fly cents each,
An englucr on thulron Mutintnlii Mail hns
perfected mi automatic Ih'II rimcor on Ills lo
oomotlve, mid now, wlinn rimuing In con si
rs! ton limits, or whenever I ho boll must Isi
rung, he juat Jerks a spring and the bell Is
kept going by steam power till he turns off
TITTIlta OUT A liRinB.
The Old Fashion of Furnishing a Duogh-
ter's Linen Revived.
Tho good old fashion of furnishing a
daughtor with an outlit ot household
linou on her marriage is becoming the
rule in this country. Such an outlit in
cludes table linen, bed linen, and towels,
and etioh piece is usually embroidered in
entwining letters with the bride's maiden
Initials. Thesn initial are not conspio
uouh, but are plaood at one comer of the
slieot or tablo cloth, across the cornor of
the napkin, and in tho center of the
towel just ubove the bonier,
A pure white towel of line huckaback,
fin lulled with one or two-Inch hem
stitched horns, Is preferred to till others
by sensible pooplo, who select a towol for
its absorbent qunlities. Tim majority of
people find a dnmnsk towel uncomfort
ably slippery, whilo others will use noth
ing else, The various Irish faotorios
dealing in fine hni'd-inado linens are
sending out many fancy patterns in
Old-foslilonod blrdoyo llnon of uxqniss
Itcly silken quulitios nro again shown for
towels, nnd are flnlshod Willi simple
A heavy, srnrp weave of huckaback,
known as tho "elephantine," is used as a
friction towel, which is made of the
"noils," or socond quality of llax tlbre.
Those towols nro $3 to $4 a dozen, nnd
retain their sharpness aftor continual
A useful and beautiful towel is made in
dingnnnl weavo, and is said to' possess nil
tho alMorlxnit qualities of huckaback,
while it Is softer to tho touch, A few
hucknhnck towels, willi a group ot lines
in color nlsivo tho hemstitched lionis, are
shown, but n towel in pure white is gen
erally preferred to any with a colored
border. A wldobor.lerof Mexican drawn
work nrnnmeiitH tho most elegant white
towels nlsive the horn. Spanish peasant
women scud linen towels and othor
pieces finished with elaborate patterns in
nutted work above a nnrrow-fringod
Isirder. Similar work conies also from
Italy. Such fringed towels are chiefly
used for ornamental purposes, to cover
the othor towels on tho rack, or as bureau
or stand covers.
Tho old-tiino physician administered
heroic remedies, and Usually U'gan his
treatment of tiny case by opening a vein
in the patient's arm, nnd bleeding him
copiously. Among the directions loft by
him, nimo was more iniorntivo than
that fever put icnts should not lie allowed
cold walor, and he seemed to haven or
foct gonitis for coiup.. muling nnuseous
mixtures. A ..ketch of "The Hundredth
Town" liii'orpoiitted ill Massachusetts
gives soiuu interesting characteristics
and piethods ot Dr. Hull, who practiced
then, in the first part ot this century.
His directions to his put icnts woro do
"T ike a little of this 'ere nnd a littlo of
that air," he would say, "put it in a jug
Is-foro tho lire, stir it up with your littlo
linger, aud take it when you uro warm,
hot, Cold, or feverish."
Olio of his rcciKiH is absolutely nppnll
ing lo the imagination. Here it is, ready
lo lie tested by those who huvo both curi
osity and d hi rage.
"(Iroon Tobacco, Ilenbano, Chamo
mile, Cheese Mallows, Hitter swoot root,
Melilot, Ynllow Fond Lily Hoot, Night
Shade, lleartscnso, Dis k leaves, Plantain
Leaves, St, John's Wort, Mouso Kur
(iiirlicko Comfrey Loaves, Buds of Wal
nut, Old David's Weed, Garden Scurvy
Cross, IiurdiK-k Elder, Heatall Catnip.
CnrSnter Weed, Marsh Mellows, Cbo
lindinn, Fonncy Wort, yarrow, luwbaliu,
liout KiKit Leaves. "
Ono day a patient, having doubtless
drunk tho full bitterness of such a pro
scription, said lo him, " W'hul is tho need
of so ninny diltorent things, il.s t.ir'f
"Well," was the reply, "it you nro
going to shoot a bird, you use plenty of
shot. Some of these things ill Is- pielty
euro to hit the case."
A young physician, however, who
moved into town In the old doctor's day,
found nn answer to this illustration.
"Tell the old disdor," said he. to somo
ono who quoted it, "that nowadays wo
don't use shot-guns. We use rules. "
There nro two sots ot letters v. hich
hnve come to 1h Used so familiarly in
place ot tho words they represent that
many who employ them freely do not
know tor what thoy really do stuu.L
Ono of these letter combinations Is
"C. O. D. " Kvorylwdy understands Its
general significance, namely, that who
ever receives a parcel so marked must
pay for it Isuoro ho can get it. It would
certainly take a groat deal of lime if tho
words "Cash on Delivery" were always
written whero the simple "(J, O. D. "
serves so welL
Another curious combination of the
same sort ls"0. K." In this cane the
letters do not huppon to correspond at
all with tho phrase thoy stand for. Tho
words "All right" do not so much us
contain either of tho letters in question.
The origin of "O. K"U a mutter of
tradition nnd not by any means of exact
record, but it is said that tho practice uf
writing it had Us beginning with John
Jacob Astor, the famous millionaire
merchant of Nr1 Yurk.
Mr, Astor was known to bo 'so honor
able nnd so familiar with all sorts of
mercantile matters In New York that
no was frequently consulted by hi
friends as to the commercial standing or
solvency of other merchants. And if a
nolo of Inquiry was received by him re
lating to tho standing uf one whom he
had good reason to cousldur financially
sound, he wrolo "O. K." on the bottom
of the nolo and promptly sent It bnok.
Being a Uermnn by birth, and, per
haps, not perfectly familiar with the pe
culiar spellluj; ot the Ftiglish language,
Mr, Astor supposed that 0. K."wnnn
abbreviation of "all corroot," which, in
his own mind, he spelled "oil korreot.
Colored Uunllenian Permit me, Mis
Bimlsjrly, tlo extreme felicity ot present
ing my seat.
Miss 8, Thanks, kindly, Mr. John
ling, but don't tleprlvo yourself.
Mr. J. No depravity, ma'am no do
pravlty at alhI assure yon.
WKino aranr i.v itiiM
Wonderful Const Mnsry, Deserta, Ota
elera and Mosquito,
"There In uo uinro wonderful scenery
In the world, " said Mr, Marcus Bakr, of
th geological survey, to a reporter,
"than is to be found along the coast of
Alaska, a you go up from Portland by
steamer to Sitka and beyond by the in
side pass age. Only for a Tory imall part
of the way do you feel th oomo. wI!
at all, a continuous archipelago of Island
forming S breakwater for hundred of
mile against the ware ot the Pacific,
while the ! sails In wator smooth as
a mill pond- Along th mainland moun
tain tousaud ot ft hlfc-h tower pre
cipitously up from the son, covered with
dense timber, while here and there a
groat fiord reaches up toward the Inter
ior. The settlement so essential to plo
turesquoness are unhappily lucking, suve
now and thou an Aleut village may bo
een. Upon roaohing Sitka you find
yourself iu a much more cquahl$ climate
than that of lioston, its mean tempera
ture being about the same, thouHii It is
many degrees north of the latter point
Pursuing your way northward, along
the coast, yon see now and then a gla
cier reaching down to the sea. When you
reaoh the Yukon, it It is the proper sea
son, you find countless myriuds of can
vasback ducks disporting themselves.
That stream, together with othor waters
thereabouts, I the great breeding
ground, you know, for canvnsbneks. as
well as for many other sorts of ducks
and geese aud swans. All the canvas
backs which are shot on the Chesa
peake conio from the Yukon and its
neighborhood. This fact has becu es
tablished as a certainty by observation
of their flights from various points, their
aerial course being by way ot the groat
" What 1 the Interior of Alaska like ? "
asked the reporter.
"It is very 'mountainous and so bit
terly cold through nearly all the year,
that nobody lives there save a few
wretched Aleut. The summer oidy lasts
for about two months, during which the
heat in the daytime is apt to be very in
tense, often rising above a hundred de
grees In the shade, drosses and other
plants grow and ripen with enormous
rapidity during the short season, because
they have to if thoy grow at all. In the
winter It is night almost all the time,
while In the summer tho sun hardly has
time to set Isifore it rises again. Alto
gether it is a very weird sort of country.
Tho coast, of course, is kept warm by
the enormous body of walor called the
There tire no snakes in Aluska, per
haps, U'catiso no snakes would live there.
Tlie only frog ever discoved by explorers
there wits found by my rty some years
ago. Prolmbly, however, thero is uo
part of the world whore mosquitoes aro
mora dreadful than Alaska, The soil is
of a soft, spoiigv chnraotur that hold
water for days after a ruin, and the In
sects are bred out of It lu such Bwraius
thnt it is hardly possible for man or any
other animal to exist among them. They
attack the moose with such ferocity as
to drive the beasts into the river, whore
the natives attack them with knives.
Hears and reindeer are plentiful. IVr
lui the worst part of Alaska is that to
tho northwest, south of tlio Yukon river
crossed but once, by a purty of explor
ers, who nearly starved to death on the
nay. The l.i- toiy ot Alaska, is a story
of sutce-sive lea-.'j to fur-gatberiugooiu-pnnies.
When Uussia added it to her em
pire she lot it out in terms of tweuty
years each to such companies, but by
'lrKlu the u buses practiced by tlie fur
concerns bad become so serious that
the matt, r was made an important ques
tion in Kussion politics. They decided In
St. Petersburg that ALudia whs more
trouble than it was worth. Thus it came
nlsuit that Mr. Seward bought it for a
comparatively small price, notwith
standing a very viH-lferims howl that
was raised against tho project, That
was in 1MIIU. A lease of tlio seal islands
for twenty years was at once given to uu
American company. This lease having
expired, tho snmo company is seeking
its renewal, nnd as you know, the pro
position is being earnestly antagonized
iu tlie Senate. "
A strnngo and really dramatic situa
tion is ono ilesciils'.l by the author of
"Obeall," a littlo book which treats of
West Indian lifo. Insects nnd reptiles
nro abundant in the West Indi.-s, and one
toon gets well acquainted with cortuiu
small, bright green liamds. which nro
perfectly harmless and very lively. Tbeso
little orenture aro quite tame, nnd when
caught by the tail they slip awny leaving
that apiKjiulngo Miind llietii.
I was once sitting on the veranda,
watching a little green lizard darling
about after tho flies. It became Iwld.
nnd in one of Its quick movements
Jumped on niv foot. I made u sudden
snatch, and caught tho littlo fellow by
the tail. Giving u wriggle he darted otf,
having that portion ot his pros'rty in
my hands, ami, having no uu tor it, I
dropped it on tlio floor uud resumed my
Presently I looked down, and saw that
a lot ot ants bad found tho piece of tall,
and wcro hurrying oft" with their treas
ure as fast a they could. When they
has dragged it almost to their liolo, I
noticed my littlo groeu friend, a tow
Inches awny, Intently eyeing his missing
property. The ants woro just giving a
final pull Inward their nest, when the
lizard suddenly made a dart iihiii them,
seized his bit ot tail, aud swallowed it
with evident gusto.
Rich .sjttaro Inch of tlie skin contain.
8..VW kw eating Ink's, or H.-rspiralioo
l.res. each uf which may be likened to
a little druiii-tilo one-fourth of an incb
iu length, making an aggregate length
of the entire surface of the body of
2(11, HWI feet, or a tilo ditch for draining
the body almost forty miles long.
An ancient and remarkable clocks ha
been r.fciitly set up lu tlie reading-room
of the municipal library at liouen.Fnuice.
A single winding keeps it running for U
years and sot aid months. It was cou
striicted hi KVej, underwent alteration
In is 111, was Isiught by thecity of liouen
in 1KIS, and has bueu recently repaired
and sel going.
The pliii'iiix, tho fabulous bird of an
tlqiiily, In form isdeso'iliedassoniuwiial
resembling tho eagle. U was said to live
finO years In the wilderness and then re
turn lulo Fgypt, where, having built it
self a nest, or funeral pile of wood and
aromatic gums, and lighting It by the
(mining of its wings, was consumed to
unites, out of which rose a new phienix.
The first living skeleton was Claude
Bewrnt. born In Frauoe in 17HU. He was
tall and would have Issin woll-shnsxl had
there been any ilih on his boslyt as it
was every Uiti oonld Is, distinctly seen.
Ills arms were compared to two ivory
flutes, and his abdomen anemed to cling
to the vertebra). Ho made a fortune by
exhibiting himself, and returned to hi
native town to enjoy himself, bnt mul
deuly expired sunn aftor his retirement,
The human skin is composed of threo
layers, averaging in ail botwoon one
twelfth nnd one-eighth of an inch in
thickness, and In extromecanos as much
as one-fourth of an tnou in thickness,
The skin area of the average adult la
thorefore estimated at SV000 square In
ches. Tho ntmoaphorki pressure being
about 14 pounds to tha square mob, a
parson nf medium ri In daily and hourly
uhjeoted to a prMsur of 16,000 pound
The Navy Yard' New Puck.
Tho mammoth new dry dock at tho
Brooklyn nuvy yard is to bo tested this
month in tho presence of Secretary Tra
cy. It la said to bo ono of tlio largest
dry docks in the world. It cost some
thing like .i;ou,(00, and is ovor 500 foot
long, 1114 foot 4 inches wido ut tho top,
50 feet wido at tho bottom and S3 foot 8
Incites deep. Underneath tlio entire
dis'k, length and breudth, thero is a solid
foundation of vuucrelu, six feet in thick
nt'BH, and beneath this u supporting floor
of piling. The keel track is built on oak
en timbers il 1-2 I'.-et lmif; and U3 inches
wido, ut a distance of four feet apart. Be
tween each two timber there is u pit two
feet in depth, which will allow a work
man to work on the under part of tho
keel. This dock will take up any vessel
that our navy is over likely to build.
"Alonzo is the true metal after nil, mother."
"Pal glad of that, my dear, for so muny
tnou uro counterfeits nowadays, you know."
"1 bad my doubts there, too, to I sounded
hint, and ho gnvo forth tlio genuine diamond
ring," Philadelphia Times,
"Flannel" It Should lluva liven.
Ukerdek Wo ought to huve uaiuod that
Mrs. Ukuril.-k What au absurd Ideal Why
should wo have iiuiii.n1 him Flaauell
Ukerdek Recaiia he shrinks from wash
ing. Now York Hun.
tilie Wiis Completely Cured.
A daughter of mv customer suffered
from suppressed menstruation, nml her
health was completely wrecked. At ray
suggestion she used one bottle of llrtiil
field' I'cinnlc Regulator, which cured
her. . W. llm.i.i'Ms, Wnter Valley, Mis.
Write lliadlicld Regulator Compiiny.
Atlanta, Cm,, tor particulars, liy nil
The Great Cocoa of Europe.
The Coming One of America.
J)clU'iou$. Stnngthcning lo the Nerves,
Tea and coffee cheer but do
not nourish. They even leave!
an injurious effect upon the;
nervous system. Indeed, there !
is no beverage like ;
"BEST& GOES FARTHEST"
It stimulates and nourishes as
none other, loaves no bad
effects and is a flesh-former
of the most approved type,
rr tax iiorTKVH cocoa rw
Iriit l.a.M'ftyn umhI"). The alron miiy tuke
It with ltii-inr and the wruk with
Impunity. The excltln vflVcu of tea
iind coOVa uru ahvlutl hy luatljr
um) wad nrtToti dlsMtrdrra Mr re
lieved nnd prevent"!. Itftlrlnu to
tl.eltin. "IstirvtHit milt In (hr world."
ank. roit van noi"ri:v ai
THINK OF IT!
At Pleiih ProdtieAV (her can tie
no question but tbat
Of Pure Cod Llrer Oil and Hypophosphites
Of Lime and soda
1 1 TFithent a rival. Man? haws
rained n vouud a dav bv tho una
j ui' it. It euro
fsROrULS. BnONCHITIS. COUOHS AND.
J CO. .03, AH0 ALL f OHMS OF WASTING DIS
j CASES. AM I'.tl. l t illl.K AS Mil. K.
1 If.- mirs iaii at the (fCMMfH as tw-re are
( ..Hr ftiiff.ilff.iis.
novltl ilXiw I v tu tliti ant
Apply to us diiriiiK the ilUi.iMl.it,- week to
rent llu- Hock Oiiarry on tlie opposite side
of the river, near Hie iron hriilia'. and the
NISH TI!NI'Mi:ST llurWiK
nearby. A uood rock man can ucl a lairs'"'"-
NAT T .TKISI1.N oi SU.N.
GRAM) S AM:
OI -' CITY
SATURDAY, MAY 17. 1090,
At I O'clock,
The luautlliil proK rly in Weal Iind over-
lookiiiM the I'n nili Mr.ia.l river, known na
llaa lietii aiili.llvliled Into thirty-two (MJ
el.Kaiit rcai.h-ucc lota, and v-lll Ih- aold at
public miction on 8atnrday, May 1 7, Inimi,
al1U o'clock on the following terms i line
fourtli each, halaiu-e In eiiuil hislaliurnta in
l twelve nnd cluliletii inontlia with H K-r
Wnlt lortlie ante. Uo to It, nnd lake nil
vnntiiKc ol an opportunity to areiirc a beau
fill home. I'or further pnrlleulnra apply t
C. tt. I1KA1I AM,
C. II, III.AS'TUN,
O. T. KAWI.H.
FAMILY GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS
Agent for Reenia Creek Woolen Mills.
North Main Aahevillc. N. C,
frl.l o.l I r
A nkw liltuil. cfirclutlv nn-tiared hv lead
ii Ing ntemlti-ra uf the Aalii-ville tinr it. a
nnrai pftecniiient ano nr..i mi. pnirrf. via
erlna nil neccaary polnla, Juat out ami now
nn Bale at tne ouice oi me v-.Tiann i-vei.ian
is Co., No. 8 North Court Btptare. (anlnt
Roth tlio method nnd results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
nnd refreshing to tlie taste, and acts
vent 1' yet promptly on the Kidneys,
iiivcr nnd Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem ulluctiiiilly, dispels colds, head
aches ami fevers nnd cures bubitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy ot its kind ever pro
duced, iileiisiiiL' to the tuste and ac
ceptable, to the Rtotnnch, prompt in
in notion nun irtuy la-iicuciiii iu its
ellccts, prepared only f-om tlio most
neaiuiy itiui nKi-eeanio sunstnnces, its
ninny excellent qunlities commend it
to all nnd huvo made it the most
popular remedy known.
vriti of 1- lira ih tor snlo In ouc
and fl hottlrs by nil lending drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
niny not have it on linnd will pro
cure it promptly for nny one who
wishes to try it. Uo not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
HAN fRAhCMCO. CAt,
LOUISVIUf, tt. ZVfkV YORK, M.f.
Chicago & Alton R.R.
l- AS'l EST HCll'TU TO
KANSAS CITY AND THE WEST!
Aslieville to Kansas City III 17 hours.
Asl.exilli- lo Ik-iiv.t lu r.l hours.
Aslieville lo San i-'raueisco. Culiforuiu. and
Portland, l.reuon, in dava.
Soli.l Vest il.ult-.l I rains M. I.oula lo Knn:
ails City. Keelinitn; eliair ear free.
Tor lull iiiloi uinuou cull on ur wrtlc tu
li. A. Ncwland,
I'lstrlet I'naia-nirer Auvnt.
No. IO I'altoti Ave., ANlK-villc, N.C.
. ril.VKl.TllN. II. I'. A.. I' Idea no. III.
Street Car Schedule
Iti'Kinninu al Tn. m, Hiulinu 10. UO p.m.
Cur ltavi'rt Sijimrc (or nil poiuU on the
hour, nn J twc.il' iimt lurty tuhiuUn ttitrc-
Silu-diile cant connect nt Square.
Train car nnd hnn-'iK- var mctt everv
train. Otic valine allowed ench pnKcnjtr.
IuiKKntfi' tranHi'crri'tl from ull point in the
city tor iini.
Till. ASH l-VII. I.K STKiniT RV. CO.
ASHEVILLE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION,
ROOMS. 26 PATT0N AVE.t( Y. M.C.rV ROOMS.)
Open daily, exct -pt Sundnyti, from 10 a. m.
until 1 p. in., and until i p.
The term of Mihuriptioii nrv: One yvnr
$11; 0 mo.. 1.5ti; 'A mon.. $1 ; 1 mo., OUcU.f
dully li ct.
O iVu I'm tor iHiMi rri'Kident, Chnrlra W.
WoolMtyi VfiT-l'it'itlilrnt. Thou. A. Jontu; Hrc.
and TrvntiTvr, l. 8. Vntoii; l.ilirnrlun, MiM
II. J. Ilutth.
Cltlxt'tiR nnd vMlom arc rordlnlly Invited
to liiHKt't the vntaloKue nnd Inner! I w their
nntnr nn nifnilH'r. innrtOtltf
bollom. ir l lie tieiuer rannoi auppiy ion.
a.-i.. I direct lu torture. ucUmUiui advertise
W. L. DOUGLAS
$3 SHOE CENTLCMIN.
Fine Calf, Heave Laced Omln a4 CraaaV
ruoor Waterproof. . .
iii-.i in ii.- worm, r.an...,.,
fl.no lIKM INK H.!I-HKHKI snOaV
at.UO II IMI s.tve ll W r.l.T HljOK.
na.,0 pin n K ami rAltMF.nskitOB.
t.nil I I II VAI.I'K. 1'AI.K .""Wfi..
'A.tIA mt WOltKINflMr.N'S BllOr-".,
4.011 and at.TA IKIVM' NCIKMtL s il oca.
All ai.-le lu Cttiairewi. Ilnllon and Lac.
I. IS HtlOR rH M1HHFS.
fleat Material. Heat HI Tie. Beat rlltlu.
W. 1 llAialas, Brvektva, Mass. Sol kf
lll'.UKING & WEAVER.
tel. 10 lUlsm
Aalievlllc. N. C, April II, 1 HHO.
The vopnrtui'ralilp heretofore eslatlnR be
Iween the uiiikraluiu'd, under tlie Ann name
of I't'l.l.lAM Hi L'ii., la tills dnyillaaolved liy
mutant consent. The del.ta due hy anld Arm
will tn- pnld Ity Lawrence I'ulllnm, nnd the
drills due to said firm will he pnld to him,
uud the litinlncae continued hy him.
I. AWKItNCIt I'I'LUAM.
II, C. WAIililll.U,
To our patron, of the past I
I hnve thla day aold my liitercat and Rood
will In the tnauriiuve hualneaa In Aehevllls to
Lawrence riilllain, who will continue th.
hualneaa, I lieaH'iik for hint a continuance
of your pntronaHC.
I). C. WAIUml.L.
TO WEAK LIEtl
friffrrrtni fVnm thfTrHa of y
ithfttl mii miir
nnd A TftluAbla ItmUm .teMlMi txntmlDiog Ml
t(trt'rnUni(or hntiiwcum. p RI of ohkrg. A
I'lriiKht. ntyliml work i honidb) ml by nl
iti40 who to ittrwii and dblllUt4.
Prof. P. C W-LKf tw Qmm,
uotS daw If