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SPECIAL SANITARIUM FOR
DISEASES OF THE LUNGS
Conducted upon the plan of the
Snnutarita at Uoerhersdnrf and l-'alk-enstcin
in Germany. Ours is the
only such institution in the I'nited
States and is endorsed by the leading
members ot the medical profession, j
Treatment according to the until- j
ods of Frof. Koch will be carried out
after Dec. 25th, X.S90.
This House has recently been en
larged and improved and is conducted
as a first-class Hotel with special ac
commodations for invalids.
Hot water and steam systems ol
Sifcial diet when needed.
Professional services optional with
patients and at moderate rates.
PRICKS FOR HOARD AM) ROOM,
$IJ.50 TO jtlS.OO l-r.K U.hK.
For further particulars address.
KARL min RICK, M. II.,
Asheville. X. C.
Jaruis ' Gampbeff,
Xom. Jl-: Xortli .Main SI.
10: ACAUKHV MTIIKirr.
LfcTo. OS College Cteeet,
Mrs. J. B. Wcrslcy,
Corner Spruce untl College Street,
Near Court Suuurv.
OI'I-OSITB IIATTIiKV I'AKK.
Permanent and Transient Board.
Ai)ljr to Dr. IKII.KV.
European Hotel and Restaurant
KOO.VIS ALL NEWLY Kl IIMSIIKI).
Board by tha Month, Week or Day.
Al-n table bonntr i-an I m'nimnMliit.
Street cur. llin il.Mir. oiicu in.ni u u Vlifli
in. until Uo'i-hK-k . m
Am rt.uml iMri-HTi-rinirut olmrtt-t ln.tlin fur
lluma l'Hrlii!, Hull-, rU: All I u-k l u Irml
l mi Mirvn unlvrM In i-miii 9 to .1 rtiiiiiitt,iufli
l Hli. loimr. ii)tcni mi Mm Hull Mull
Tolllv witl utleulivit Wditur.
BJ. STRAUSS, Prop.
Valley Street, Near South Main, la
Now Open for Cueata.
Baths and Telephone.
THE POPULAR $1.00 HOUSE.
S. W. Corner Court Spiarv.
Goorijtooin with Modern
(Joud CiiWiic as the Market Alfords.
Dr. L. B. McBRATER, Prop'r.
By Mrs. N. B. ATKINSON,
311 llaywourf St., ASIIUVII.1.1!, S. C.
ASHEVILLE. N C.
W. A. JANES, Jr., Proprietor.
Cleotrlo Street Cara Paaa tha Door.
RANDOLPH-KERR PRINTING CO.
No. 6 NORTH COURT SQUARE.
continued FROM fihst I'AOK.
It is not 11 temporary resort,
but a place whore people from nil
parts of thu country are building
It is not fur from the centres of
national prosperity and is easy of
ucee . You may ride to Asho
vil'e a I'lilliiiini Pullet car.
I. is not out ol touch vith the
day's doings, for New York pn
p. ,H arc rend in Asheville at
brenl; a I next moniing.
It is not subject to ninluria, fe
ver, or mosiiuitno.
It is not full of half-dead peo
ple, but is alive with energy and
zone, it stimulus to mind, body
: ' 1-1--
It is not rivalled any other
health or pleasure resort in the
It is not a number of other
things which some strangers sup
pose it to be. Let us tell you
XV II AT ASIIKVII.I.r: IS.
It is possessed of the niot high
ly ozonized atmosphere in the
It is where Sir Andrew Clark,
M. I of Loudon, Kndiind. Ir.
Lootuis, of New York, l'r. Marey,
of ltoston, m other irrout spec
ialists send htllidreds of patients
suH'crin:; from throat and Itin
diseases. I'hysieiaus should road
Dr. Mureoy's paper on Climatolo
gy, delivered In-fore the Interna
tional Medical Congress. t ives
It is temperature 7n Fahren
heit in summer and in winter.
The extreme for summer is tut0
ami for w inter In0, rarely reach
ilig either. The average for the
year i W. See lii'iini-mi's cli
It is the abode of health.
It is a paradie of licauty.
j It is sunny i'.'i days in
It is in the midst of the rii
, agricultural, craiug, timber, and
mineral regions on the continent.
I the chief minerals being pla inti .ii,
I corundum, copper, iron, tin. .inc.
silver, talc, kaolin, mica, chrome
and marble, besides rich ilcpoit
It is where the rain!" il' ' riiig
the winter is the ligh est of the
It is where oppor unities for
business are constan ly nU'eriug
and any one able to work can
make a livius;.
It is the centre of a circle em
bracing the territory bounded by
the Mississippi K'iver, the (inlf of
Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean and
the ( J rent Lakes. No other re
sort draws from so wide a lit-ld.
It is the place in which to in
vest. It has grown from .'.iIini in
habitants in sil to I '.'.in in in :
I v.hi over Jim I per cent, in ten:
years. This has been u steady, 1
solid growth, ami the advance in ;
real estate values has kept pace
with it. .lust now the certainly
is of u still further rapid and per- j
manent increase. Kigelow V '
Jones, :I2 Pal tun Avenue, Ashe
ville, X. C, are prepared to act us
your agents in making safe in
vestments and in the transaction
of nil other business. Money
loans readily at H per cent on the
best of real estate security.
TIIKfK AKK FACTS.
Asheville litis become the most
eagerly-sought health resort in
It in just elevateil enough to
secure the desired atmospheric
conditions, without the evil ellects
upon the heart ami digestive or
gans wrought by higher altitudes.
It is superior to Florida for ob
stinate complaints as, unlike the
Florida peninsula, it is an all
year climate. This fact is proved
by the ninny Florida people who
spend ubotit half they ear in Ashe-
Ashveville's first glory is its air.
cures are wrought by the con
stunt breathing of its nuirve'
ozonized atmosphere. Every g
ond, waking or sleeping, thu lungs
inhale draughts of nature's great
est life-giving tonic, ozone,
Ashevillo lies at the junction of
the French Broad nnd Switniiaiion
rivers. Its magniliccnt water sup.
: ply is drawn from the latter
stream, led by pure
springs and rivulets.
With a delightfully bracing
winter climate, snow seldom lies
on the ground '24 hours at a time
The agricultural products of
this region are the small grains,
tobacco, buckwheat, apples in
perfection, grapes in great variety,
strawberries, raspberries, and oth-
or small fruits anil garden vo
Stock raising is especially profit
able. The lamb and mutton of
this neighborhood are particular
ly rich and sweet. The beef is
well known to he greatly superior
to Chicago meat.
Large tracts of mountain land
may be bought at from I.."iO to
M an acre.
The scenerv of Asheville anil
vicinity already has a national
celebrity. The mountains, lofty
though they are. are clothed with
verdure to their lops. The mads
wind in every conceivable direc
tion, revealing new beauties at
each turn. It is impossible to
convey an adeijiiate idea of na
ture's work, even in pictures
much less jn words. The scenes
ami characters of "Charles Kg.
bert 'ruddock's (Miss Murfree's)
enchanting stories, drawn from
this region, are duplicated on ev
ery hand ns one rides about Ashe
villc's environs. The romance of
the eternal mountains throws its
wit diery over every view. The
deep and vivid greens of spring
and summer, the gorgeous knlei-
d optc colors of the long nil
liiniii. mid the grays and neutral
lints of the short, bright winter,
present a never-failing variety of
neiiuty to winch sun ami moon
iiiid cloud lend their magic in
WHAT ASIIKVII.I.r; II AS.
A population of I'.'.inhi ; p;i,
First-class graded si hools for
white and black.
The largest M 'thodist College
in the State.
The Pease Industrial School
the best in the South,
A number of high-class private
schools for both sexes.
An excellent public library.
A splendid system of witter
Sixteen churches, all denomi
nations. An os hilly well organ i.ed
nnd useful Young Men'sChristian
Association, with rending, lecture
mid music rooms, a complete
gymnasium, bath rooms, etc. All
the leading publications are on
lile. Strangers are cordially wel
comed. Ton betels, the largest of which
turned awny over 2,600 applicants
Several new hotels of the linest
description are in progress and
An abundance of good board
Miles of electric street railways.
A gas company.
Streets lighted by electricity
An ellii'ient lire department.
The largest cotton-plaid factory
in North Carolina capital 200,
1 It Hi.
The lamest shoe factory in the
An ice factory with two com
A broom factory.
A carriage ami wagon factory.
Three tobacco factories.
Five tobacco warehouses,
( ne roller Hour mill.
Planing mills and furniture
Foundry mid machine shop.
Nine well-cipiipped liveries.
The best of dairies. !
The linest (iovcriiiueut liuil
ing in the State. . -t i iiii ihi,imhi.
A handsome new City Hall no -
der contract, to be completed
within a few months.
The Asheville Natural (las and
Mining Co., about to bore for na
Many other advantages pecul
iar to nourishing cities surround
ed by beautil'ulcoiintry-seats. are
characteristics of Asheville, X. C.
The best evidence of the per
manent nat lire of Ashevi lie's pros
pcrily, the value of its climate
and the beauty of its scenery, is
a Horded by the magnilieent home
a princely manor established
just outside the city by (ieo, W,
j Yaudcrbilt, of New York. With
OAKLAND IIKIUIITS S AN ATOIIII M.
unlimited means, and a whole
world to choose from, he has se-
lecteil Asheville as the one place ,
for creating the splendid house ,
and lordly park which his an hi-'
tects mid engineers are now con
striicting. tieorge Law UlnMcd,
the landscape gardener who gave
New York her Central Park, is
directing this far more magnili
eent work in Western North Cur
olinn. Fight thousand acres of
mountain, hill and riverbottom.
forest nnd tneinlow, towering rock
mid deep, loam, .oil, are being
laid out for this superb park. Mr.
Ymiderbilt's house will cos) him
millions of dollars. Tho contract
for foundations alone, lately sign
ed, amounts to imi.ihi(). When
this great work is linished the re
sult will be f ir the linest private
country residence in the I'nited
States, and probably, in the world.
Other solid evidences of Ashe,
villc's worth are Asheville Hotel
mid Park Co., with a capital of
I.ihhi.imii); Asheville Ixian, Con
struction and Improvement Co.,
with its tliousiind-acre purchase;
the beautiful domain of the West
Asheville Improvement Co., and
similar enterprises, Yet, with
all that has been done mid is now
projected, the development of
Asheville mid vicinity is still in
its early stages, mid the room for
capital mid enterprises is increas
ing rather than growing less.
During the decade I NMMMI Un
taxable property of Hiincomb"
county increased from ,.',7IH,sii"
to H,0UV-,n. Kvon this enor
mous increase will be much ex
ceeded by the valuation in 1MI.
This growth in values of nearly
.'100 per cent, in ten years exceetln
the increase in tho other most
prosperous counties of North
Carolina by about 200 per cent.
OP INTKKKST TO PHYSICIANS.
To physieiuns who would send
patients to some salubrious spot
we oll'er the following points,
which limy assist in selecting i)
suitable place, and ho ol aid in
further investigations concerning
Tho "Asheville Plateau" is a
territory of Western North Caro
lina over l.'iO miles long by an
average of 2." miles wide (about
li.OOO square miles), having a
general elevation of -',11(10 feet
above ou level. The surface is
11 h broken by hills and moun
tains, rising to yet creator elcvn
t "in in the neighborhood of Ashe-
! ville. This roughly-triangular
plateau is protected by the i ill -1
mouse walls of the Itlue Widgeon
1 the east and the Great Smoky
.Mountains on the west. All the
mountains are clothed with ver
dure to their very tops, half a
hundred ol' them being more than
li.nno foot high.
Dr. G. W. (ileitsmann of New
York, who devoted periods of from
two to thirteen years to personal
observations id' the climate of the
'Asheville Plateau, its tempera
! tore, htimiditv. rainfall and soil
j shine, has tabulated the results of
j his labors. The liguros compare
' favorablv w ith those concerning
any celebrated mountain resort
in America or Kurope. "During
a period of eight years," says lr.
(ileilsmaii." "the mercury but
twice rose above ssand but three
times fell below .'I degrees.
The temperature in winter (at
Asheville) rises during mid-day
with few exceptions to .'JO degrees
or over, ami in sheltered places
with southern exposure, where
patients congregate, to 70 or Ml
in the sun."
Dr. Herman Caulii ld. of the
line institution for chronic dis
eases near lil'istul, I, I., alter per
sonal investigation of Southern
health resorts, reports. concerning
A-heville : "We have nothing like
it east of the Pocky Mountains "
To show that the thermometer
gives no real idea of the I'mtcm1-
tion of heat and cold in this dry
nir. Dr. Canlield says ; "I traveled
in the open air most of the time
(January) without an overcoat.
I did not feel I he cold with
the mercury .TJ degrees in the
rain as I did at Aiken or in Flor
ida with .Ml degrees with the sun
shining." We will mid that in
the warmest weather sunstroke
AMIIKVtl.l.K r'KMAI.K eOM.KOK.
nppenrs to be entirely unknown i
Dr. Saniiiel Wetrny Untile,
Pusscd-Assistant Surgeon, P. S.
Navy, retired, who is practicing
in Asheville, says of its climate:
"It is cool in summer, yet the
winters, shorn of their harshness
by reason of its southern latitude.
induce almost daily out-of-door
exercise, in tho way of shooting,
Iriving, riding or short mountain
excursions on foot. Moderate al
titude, dry and o.oniferous at
mosphere, bright sunshine and
beautiful scenic environment me
the important factors of the re.
Another important fact is thus
pointed out by Dr. liuttle: "The
atmosphere, being cool and dry,!
may he called aseptic.
Wounds heal kindly tinil opera
tive procedures ol the gravest
! character are rarely followed by
Wind is a disadvantage at any
health resort. There is less wind
nt Asheville than in Colorado or
any other mountain resort in
Sleep is favored by the Ashe
Drs. Segur and Lloyd, of I'rook
the Asl eville Plateau, declare,
what is well K; own to every resi
dent, tli.it ihet.' is no malaria and
that advantages for its treatment
in patients coming here are indi
cated. Sojourn at Asheville is good
for asthma, hay fever, convales
cence from malarial and other fe
vers (no lakes or swamps, and
malaria unknown), nervous pros
tration, exhaustion from over
work or long continued summer
heat ; also, chroni ngestions of
the internal organs, by reason of
diminished alino-.phericiil density
causing a determination of blood
to the surface, hence the great
benelit of altitude in incipient
phthisis. Nervous energy and
muscular vigor are usually in
creased, and the nutrition of the
body and the condition or the
blood improved by sojourn at n
moderate elevation like that of
Asheville; medium altitude usu
ally increases desire for food.
The State of North Carolina
showed a mortality for lv0(l'.
S. Census) of only I. 'M for every
l.iino inhabitants. Yet the moun
tain counties gave n mortality of
only lO.ti as against Pi. I in all
other counties combined being
.Ml per cent, less than even in the
lower port ions of t his anti-phthisis
Dr. Karl von Puck. of the Win
yali Sanitarium for Throat and
Lung Diseascs.Asheville.H former
pupil in Prof. Koch's laboratory.
Merlin, has gone toiuvetigate per
sonally the great specialist's new
treatment of tuberculosis by the
use of lymph, or paratoloid. Dr.
', von Puck will study the npplica
'. tion of Koch's discovery, the par
alogical conditions of its use, the
after-treatment mid the bearing
of individual constitutions in its
employment. He will bring back
a supply of the remedy, with in-
j striinients, and will receive regit
I lar consignments of it from Per-
lit). I'nder the favorable Ashe
i ville climate Dr. Koch's great dis-i-overy,
if n success, should devel
op its fullest curative powers.
further valuable information
may be found in the following
published works: Articles by Dr.
Huntington Pichards in "liefer-
once I land-Hook of the Medical
Science''; Biennial I'oport of the
Mountain Sauitoritim for Ptilino
nary Diseases, by Dr. (ileits.
maun; Some Kvidences Relating
to Asheville and the Mountains
of North Carolina in the Climatic
Treatment of Phthisis, by Drs,
Avery Segur and T. Moitimer
Lloyd; Mortality Tables, U. S.
Census; Dr. Dennison's Climatic
Maps; "Climate ami the Climatic
Treatment of Disease," by Dr. S.
V. Buttle, U. S. Navy, retired,
Waaider l.nnd f Amvrlra.
Messrs. A. I). Smith & Co., of
Charlotto, N. C, have issued a
very beautiful book of nearly
500 pages, splendidly printed on
heavy paper and sumptuously
bound, entitled "Western North
Carolina." This volume is in
part devoted to descriptions of
the various counties that form
that marvelous country known to
the world as "The Lund of the
Sky," and in part n history of the
lives of the most prominent men
of that section. Western Caro
lina is the wonderland of Ameri
ca the future health resort of
the world the renter of much of
the richest mineral and timber
country of the whole South a
land (lowing with milk und hotiev.
Mantiartitrer'i iVW, Deo,
r O amhkvh.I.k.
Whnu llrljrlil '-iii. Ainu
Nayx of the I'liy.
The New York Sun of Sunday,
June 2!, 1S!)0, published a three
column and 11 half article on
(ieorge Vnmlerbilt's new home
near Asheville. The writer can
of course say only charming
things of this section of the conn
try, and he does it. After a
description of the Vnnderbilt
purchase, it speaks as follows of
1 .i.,., ;ii.. .,. 1 1: .
No one that comes to Asheville
wonders that Mr. Yiimlcrhilt was
so much pleased with the country
that he chose it for tho location
of his winter home, (irander
scenery may be found elsewhere,
lint none more charming. A
mathematical idea of what it is
like may be hud from the state
ment mad" by the natives that
Mr. Vnnderbilt can from his win
dow count fiOO dill'erent moun
tain peaks. The chief peak of
t In-ill all was named Mount Pis.
gah by some pious crank so long"
ago that the niellilliions Indian
name has been forgotten, but the
peak is beautiful if the name is
not. The fact that North Caro
lina mountains are tree-clad to
the summit adds to their beauty,
and few w ill be found who will
not say that "The Land of the
Sky," as the country has been
called, is not a fitting appellation.
Asheville itself is a city of
nearly P.'.OIN) inhabitants, of
whom 2,000 are northern people,
with properly assessed at 4,:i!l.'l,s
2.14. In I lMI she had 2.1.10 peo
pie and less than a million of
property. She now boasts a debt
of 240.000 in waterworks and
sewer bonds at ( per cent, inter
est. The city, county and State
tuxes am it to 1.7.1 on 100.
There are four miles of electric
street railway running to the
most prominent points in the city.
There are two systems of electric
lighting, the arc and iiu-iindess
cent, by which the streets ate
lighted, ami also business,
houses, public buildings, and
private dwellings. In uiltlitit.it
to this there are gas works which
sL.iro larg -ly in such uses.
There are three gr nled schools
for white pupils ami one for col
ored pliplU, educating altogether
1.200 children There are, uioru.
over, two male academies, two
female colleges, one female high
school, and one theological school.
There lire sixteen churches for
all denominations and both races,
one public library, three club
houses, mid a Young Men'sChris
There are two lire companies,
(.Satin-well lire alarm system, ami
a telephone system.
There ure two daily, six weekly
and one monthly periodicals.
In fact, the people have till the
booming ways of a Kansas county
seat, not excluding the Kansas
disposition to exaggerate it little
when a real estute deal is on, ami
there is but one feature of the
ootintry that they fail to describe.
The proper thing with them when
showing a stranger around tho
city is to drive him to Uoueh's
Teak, a mountain 800 feet above
the city. Peaching tho summit
the native will put down the car
riage top, point to Asheville on
its knobs and table land far be
low, to the winding river still
further down, to the foothills be
yond as they swell iifto ridges
and mountain ranges nnd finally
to tho peaks of the Cumberland,
rising dim and .hazy beyond the
boundaries of the State.
"Than, salt, look at thut," says
the native; "that's what I cull
Prices of real estate in the city
are what might be expected in a
booming land of the sky. Asho
ville ii no place for a poor man
unless he is able to got a good
hold of the boom. That it is a
place liked by the rich is appar
ent from the fact that one hotel
turned away 1,600 people last
season for wunt of room to in-
commodate them, und no one
wants more hotels built so much
as tho managers of the present
hotels do. Now thut Mr. Vandcr
bilt is milking a home here to
which the solid people of New
York will beinvited, the cttizeiisof
Asheville believe thut the condi
tion of affair can bo described
in no way so well as the line in
the good old Methodist hymn,
"Heaven on earth h .s just begun."
The booms of the Wst are as
naught in comparison with the
boom among the great Smokies.